A R R O L L
O L L E G E
THE NEW PERSPECTIVE Thursday, December 13, 2001 • Volume 25, Issue 6 • http://orgs.cc.edu/newperspective
Social work program loses accrediation BY AMBER YOST Staff Writer The administration of Carroll College has decided not to seek reaccreditation of the schoolÕs social work program, according to Dr. Lynne Bernier, Chief Academic Advisor. The program is accredited through 2003, which means that Carroll students who have not yet entered junior course work would not be able to graduate under an accredited program. Arrangements have been made for five students of sophomore standing to take free coursework during May term to graduate under the program, however, other students face difficult choices. ÒWhen I am supposed to be studying for finals, I am looking for a new school, job and apartment somewhere else,Ó said Sophomore Amanda Galaviz, who is a sin-
gle mom and unable to carry the extra credit load needed to graduate under the accredited program. At a forum held for declared social work majors, Bernier stated, ÒAs we looked at the demands that the accrediting body was asking for the future, we said, Ôthat is more than we can do.ÕÓ Bernier mentioned staffing, the amount of resources required to run the program and the low projected number of students who choose Carroll to study social work as additional components. Sarah Polster, one of the five students taking May term to graduate in the accredited program, expressed disappointment that she has to drop her Spanish minor in order to graduate in CarrollÕs Social Work program. Another student has had to forgo studying abroad to finish in the program. Many students expressed frustration that
Photo by Andy Farrell.
The times of kings, knights, duels and merry laughter are brought to Carroll College by the Madrigal Choir
See Social Work Page 7
CarrollÕs unending battle with parking continues
There are 1040 parking spaces on CarrollÕs campus, including restricted spaces. Yet, if youÕre one of the 512 students that have paid parking permits, you may still have trouble finding a parking space. So whatÕs being done to alleviate this ongoing problem? Resident permits are assigned on lottery basis, starting with seniors. Costs start at $120 for space in resident halls and $60 for overflow lots, such as Otteson A. But even payment for a spot will not always guarantee you find one. The main problem is students who are not parking in their designated parking spots. In theory there are enough parking
spots for everyone with a resident permit. Campus Safety does not over sell lots; if youÕre assigned a parking spot it is yours. But when a person parks in the Bergstrom lot, when they should be in Otteson, they take that parking spot away from the rightful owner, who ends up parking somewhere else, often resulting in a parking ticket. ÒThis year is better than last year,Ó said Brie Dore. Although some problems have gone down, thanks to the opening of the parking lot next to the tennis courts, there are still some mixed feelings on the parking situation. Some commuters are often plagued with no place to park. ÒI have driven around for ten minutes looking for a spot.Ó Said Jessi Wege, sophomore commuter, who usually ends up parking in a two-hour spot on the street, having to move her car in the middle of
the day between classes. Commuters, who receive free parking permits, are allowed to park in several different lots, some subject to time limitations. According to the student handbook, commuters can park in the campus center, Otteson A and B, the tennis court and or Cutler lot, (behind Barstow). However, after 4 p.m. Mon-Fri. Commuters can also park next to Voorhees Hall, in the smaller lot between Ganfield and Van Male, or in the faculty lot located across from Maxon Hall on Barstow St. John Harbeck, head of campus safety and parking authority at Carroll has received and heard many solutions to the parking problem, but thinks the current system has been the most effective so far. Some proposed ideas have been increasing fines for subsequent violations.
Currently, basic violation, (no permit for designated spot), fines start around $10 and can increase to $25 after 7-10 days without payment. One idea from students is a three strike component, where three violations would result in loss of parking permit for the semester or even numbering all parking spaces and assign each student a specific spot. Harbeck says they do keep track of violations, but after they have been given, it is the business officeÕs duty to collect the fines. Numbered spots have also been considered, but once again if student A parks in student BÕs space, student B has no where to go. With basic lot assignments a student is more likely to find a space within an entire lot, instead of relying on one space being open for him or her.
Arts & Entertainment
AMANDA BOTHE Staff Writer
See Parking Page 2
Pre-Law Club, page 3
Selling Textbooks, page 5
Tosca Review, page 12
MenÕs Basketball, page 15
New Website, page 4
Dating Tips, page 6
Buffy Sing-a-long Review, page 12
WomenÕs Basketball, page 16
Page 2 • December 13, 2001 • The New Perspective
The New Perspective ÒUniting the Carroll community with a proud heritage of excellence.Ó
News Briefs: Finals are here; ITS restricts services the terminology, the most common or popular service of this kind would probably be rebuilding the Napster community. These services, while supplying free diverse music and video feeds, also tend to take up a lot of bandwidth, slowing down and interrupting Internet usage, as well as costing more money. ITS responded to this problem by scheduling time limits on when students are able to access these servers, such as Morpheus, at www.musiccity.com. Put into affect near the end of November, ITS has allowed access to the networking services between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Since this policy there as been a plethora of positive and negative responses. ÒSome of the responses have been very positive, thanking us for allowing the use of the services at night. Others have been negative, saying how dare you take away our right to complete open use of the Internet,Ó said Debra Jenkins, Chief Information Officer. In response for more information ITS has initiated a
Fact Answer and Question forum that students can check out at http://depts.cc.edu/its/policies/. Jenkins pointed out that Carroll pays for its Internet usage based on how much it actually utilizes. Each year a budget is proposed according to expected ÒnormalÓ usage, including the expected growth of the Internet. Jenkins stated that this fall, Òusage shot through the ceiling with the peer-to-peer networking,Ó and with that comes Òextra charges.Ó Thanks to the time restrictions, there have already been huge improvements in the consumed bandwidth of Carroll. According to Jenkins, last month Carroll used up 27.74 MBs of bandwidth and in one week after the limitations that average was reduced to 5.85 MB. Jenkins also feels students can help the problems by reconfiguring their peer-to-peer networks. For information on that you can visit the web at http://depts.cc.edu/its/helpdesk/.
gency at North Bergstrom. Subject was transported to the hospital.
11/7/01 Took report of a screw found in the tire of a vehicle parked in lot 5.
11/17/01 3:30 a.m. Respond with Waukesha Fire to a fire alarm at the Bergstroms. Pull station was activated for no apparent cause.
thefts from vehicles parked in lots 5 and 9. 12/3/01 12:15 a.m. With the assistance of several students, Campus Safety apprehended a male entering vehicles in lot 5. Subject was arrested by Waukesha Police.
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
Writing Staff Craig Arrowood, Jr., Aaron Becker, Amanda Bothe, Teresa Dickert, William Humphreys, Isabel Manson, Leonard Murphy, Stephanie Pflederer, Greg Rabidoux, Adam Rygg, Amber Yost
Photography Nate Ellingson
Editorial Policy The New Perspective, Carroll CollegeÕs student newspaper, is published every other Thursday during the academic year, except holidays, semester breaks and exam periods. The New Perspective welcomes letters in an attempt to provide a forum for the diverse views of the campus. The views expressed in The New Perspective do not necessarily reflect the views of Carroll College students, administration, faculty, staff, community or the editorial board. Letters should be limited to 250 words, signed and in The New Perspective office, located in the Student Organization offices in the Campus Center, one week prior to publication. The New Perspective reserves the right to edit letters for libelous content, profanity, clarity, grammar and spelling errors and length. All letters become the property of The New Perspective.
Advertisements Paid advertisements published in The New Perspective do not necessarily reflect the views of Carroll College or the editorial board.
The New Perspective is a free newspaper to all tuition-paying students. Correspondence should be directed to: The New Perspective Carroll College 100 North East Avenue Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186 (262) 524-7351 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://orgs.cc.edu/newperspective The New Perspective is a member of the
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 email@example.com or by phone at x6900. RegistrarÕs Office The RegistrarÕs Office would like to remind everyone that Wednesday, Dec.12 is Reading Day, noting the start of finals. Final Exams are Dec. 13 through Dec. 19. For specific times and dates students, students can refer to the fall 2001 timetable or talk with their professors. Information Technology Services Peer-to Peer Networking Services have been a hot topic these past few weeks on campus. If you were unsure of
11/7/01 5:55 p.m. Responded with Waukesha EMS for a medical emergency at Kilgour. Subject was transported to the hospital. 11/8/01 Took report of damage to portable bleachers located on Van Male Field. 11/9/01 10:38 p.m. Two students issued underage consumption citations by police on East ave. 11/11/01 1:31 a.m. Took report of vandalism to a glass door in the Bergstroms. 11/13/01 2:59 a.m. Responded with Waukesha EMS for a medical emer-
11/18/01 Took report of a missing purse from the Campus Center. Purse was later located with $6 stolen. 11/19/01 9:35 a.m. Responded with Waukesha EMS for a medical emergency at Van Male. Subject was transported to the hospital. 11/28/01 Took several reports of thefts from vehicles parked in lots 4, 5, and 9. 11/28/01 Took a report of damage to a vehicleÕs engine wiring parked in lot 5. 12/1/01 Took several new reports of
The students who alerted Campus Safety to a possible car theft on Dec. 3 were invaluable in the apprehension of the suspect. If you have any information about any incident, please contact Campus Safety at x7300 and the Waukesha City Police Department at 524-3820. Please make sure that you secure your vehicle when it is parked. It is also important that you remove valuables from your vehicle. Most thefts are a result of easy opportunity. The subject that was arrested was only entering vehicles that were unlocked. If you must leave valuables in your vehicle, remember to lock them out of sight.
Parking/Future plans for additional parking near Barstow From Page 1
The problems are a continuous domino effect. One phantom parker who is not where they should be, sends other students to park in someone elseÕs spot. For students who are frustrated with parking
on campus, permits are available from the city for parking on various side streets around campus. The cost for a city permit is $10 a month. There are future plans for adding more parking by the Barstow building and tennis courts, though Harbeck could not
offer a completion date, it will add between 100 and 150 more parking spaces. If anyone has suggestions on how to improve parking on campus. Harbeck is open to ideas and welcomes any questions or comments to the Campus Safety office in the Campus Center.
The New Perspective •
December 13, 2001 • Page 3
NEWS Pre-Law Club works toward courses at Carroll Just ThinkÉ BY
AMANDA JOHNSON Features Editor
The Pre-Law Club does not want to be just another club on CarrollÕs campus. It wants to help lay the foundation and set the stage for future pre-law courses and students interested in a prelaw education. Dr. Greg Rabidoux, professor of politics, is working hard with the support of peers and students to try and build strong pre-law academics at Carroll. Although nothing is official yet, in terms of specific courses or major offerings, the opening stages are in progress. Rabidoux is working on a non-profit management law course. He would also
like to see some expansion on other courses, including a more focused look at constitutional and case law, and a specific course on the U.S. Supreme Court. ÒI would like to see a course on the U.S. Supreme Court where students could learn about past justices and even argue cases,Ó Rabidoux said. For now, many students interested in law school can build on skills through other courses and departments. ÒI am trying to talk with other departments that can help to focus on skills law students need,Ó Rabidoux said in a recent phone conversation. ÒCourses in history, English, sociology and psychology can offer writingÉand problem solving skills that students need. So right now IÕm talking with faculty about how they can incorporate
these skills in their classes.Ó Right now the Pre-Law club is enjoying its progress this semester. With several meetings and a speaker event under their belt, the club is already in good hands with a full student executive board including President Paula Steel, Vice President Angela Blondell, Secretary Anna Schifsky, Treasurer Sandi Slesnick and Public Relations Officer Sandie Springer. Next semester the club hopes to present numerous speakers and other events to the campus. ÒWeÕre working at getting speakers, possibly even a Wisconsin Supreme Court judge and hold a law school forum sometime around February or March,Ó Rabidoux said. ÒFor the forum See Pre-Law Page 4
(but not too hard) BY NATHAN TRITT Editor-in-Chief Why do we advertise products for free on our T-shirts and then pay to advertise something we want to sell? Can you buy an entire chess set in a pawnshop? If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress? Do jellyfish get gas from eating jellybeans? If fire fighters fight fire, and crime fighters fight crime, what do freedom fighters fight? Do pilots take crash courses? Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour? If youÕre cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read alright? When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say? Do stars clean themselves with meteor showers? Instead of talking to your plants, if you yelled at them, would they grow only to be troubled and insecure? If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed Up? Do you think that when they asked George Washington for ID that he just whipped out a quarter? Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them? If mothers feed their babies with tiny spoons and forks, do Chinese mothers use toothpicks? Have you ever seen a toad on a toadstool?
Page 4 • December 13, 2001 • The New Perspective
NEWS Carroll gets new website and gives visitors a new look BY TABITHA MENNING Arts & Entertainment Editor For students who donÕt use their Carroll College e-mail account, it may still be unknown that CarrollÕs website has a new look, although itÕs been a while already. Other news to them is the steps involved to get to the old site in case they ever do want to check. With the well-known Main Hall appearing on the right half of the website, students, prospective students and alumni can easily be directed to new pages. The idea for a new homepage came from the administration but was mostly supported by the admissions and enrollment departments. The decision was made to give the Carroll College homepage a new and
exciting look. ÒIt was time for a change,Ó said James Weisman, Vice President of Enrollment. The administration wanted to upgrade the site to make it more user friendly. The new site also does an excellent job of capturing the interest of prospective students by allowing them to view and understand each area of study, campus life and even to apply online. This new website not only improves the image of the college, but it also contains additional information for students already enrolled. Such information includes
course schedules and availability, information direct from the course guide, and more.
Microsoft introduces Windows XP BY TABITHA MENNING Arts & Entertainment Editor In this day and age of computers, Microsoft, who leads the industry in manufacturing innovative products for the consumer, has created the next step in software for 2002. Windows XP is a single operating system that is offered in two editions: Professional, for business use, and Home, for personal use. Each has extended multimedia capabilities, new performance and security features and individual differences that make them ideal for work or home. The Home edition offers special features for entertainment and home use such as multiple Internet connections for the household that has more than one computer, an improved Windows Media Player that allows DVD playback and ability to export video to portable devices, and advanced digital picture management. The Home edition is also easier to use than any other Microsoft software. Along with the well-known Connection Wizard from previous editions (Windows 98 and Millennium Edition), Windows XP Home edition has a new start menu that contains a ÒFrequently Used
Programs ListÓ so the user can access important and their most used applications. WhatÕs more, the Home edition offers quick and easy ways to get help and support by adding a few new capabilities. The first such option is to search across multiple information sources (PCÕs homepage, Microsoft Knowledge Base, etc.) or the user can invite a friend or professional to view their working screen and give advice through an Internet connection. Windows XP Professional offers these kinds of help and support along with other easy to use capabilities such as a fresh visual design. It lets the most commonly used tasks be easily exposed for user convenience. Along with this idea of quickness, Windows XP is the fastest version of the Windows operating systems. It boots faster, downloads faster and is capable of running multiple applications without slowing down the system response time. What does this all mean for the average Carroll student? Although it may not seem like it, Windows XP can make homework fun, and hereÕs how: Homework is easier plus it takes considerably less time to do. With faster response times, students wonÕt have to wait as long to download a document or picture from the Internet.
As if that werenÕt enough, the desktop will adapt to each individual user leading to a cleaner work environment (unlike a real desktop). Students can find the information and applications they need quickly and easily. ItÕs much more reliable as well. How soon can students expect to see Windows XP on the computers in the labs and classrooms? Will Carroll upgrade just as Bill Gates wants it, and everyone else, to? When asked if he thought the college would make the transition, Professor of Computer Technology and Director of Technology Institute, Dr. Gerald Isaacs, agreed that they would. ÒItÕs the natural upgrading path,Ó he replied. Although it is an advantageous operating system, ITS (Information Technology Services) is testing it out and according to Debra Jenkins, Chief Information Officer of ITS, it will not be ready until next fall. So, keep an eye out for this new edition from our good friend Bill. Until then individuals can learn more by visiting the web site for details about MicrosoftÕs newest operating system, Windows XP, at h t t p : / / w w w. m i c r o s o f t . c o m / w i n dowxp.
One setback to this new site that most students were upset with initially- was how to get to the old site. For many students, the introduction of the new home page led to confusion and anger. To get to the old site, students and professors have to click on the last item in the left column called ÒCarroll IntranetÓ. Then, they are prompted to enter a user name and password, which of course, no one knew the first day. With the assistance of ITS workers and help from people who had learned this information, students learned to enter ÒpioneerÓ as both. It See Website Page 7
Pre-Law/ Focused on future From Page 3
we would invite recruiters to Carroll from different law schools, for students to talk to.Ó Rabidoux, currently in law school, says he cannot take complete credit for bringing Carroll its first Pre-Law Club. The idea formed through politics professors Dr. Lynne Bernier and Dr. Lelan McLemore along with increased student interest. ÒDr. Bernier began looking into doing the club last semester and over the summer, and after hearing from students, we decided to form it,Ó Rabidoux said. ÒIÕve appreciated the on-going support of Dr. McLemore and Dr. Bernier as things begin to develop.Ó For the future Rabidoux hopes that Carroll will be able to provide incoming students strong building blocks and academics to build their law careers. ÒMy hope, my vision for all this, is that incoming students will look at Carroll and see how active we are and appreciate our strong pre-law academics.Ó There are no more planned meetings for the Pre-law Club this semester, but expect them to be active next semester. For more information on the Pre-law Club feel free to contact Dr. Rabidoux at x3047.
The New Perspective • December 13, 2001 • Page 5
FEATURES If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a thousand words worth? BY TERESA DICKERT Staff Writer Finals loom and students frantically study, working on final projects and other assignments while wondering where their time went this semester. While pondering the importance of the words in $100 textbooks, students also question how they should rid themselves of these hefty and sometimes unnecessary items. Think less, and read this. There are several ways to sell textbooks. Most obviously there is the Carroll College Bookstore. Advantages to selling to the bookstore are few, yet significant. It is convenient, and more importantly, it is the quickest way to make back some of those hard-earned dollars. The obvious downside is that the imbursement will hardly pad oneÕs wallet. According to Michael OÕBrien, Bookstore Manager, ÒThe bookstore will pay 50 percent of the itemÕs future resale price.Ó More
importantly, OÕBrien states, ÒThe number one factor (regarding resale value) is if the professor will be using the book in the spring.Ó Bringing into view another burning question, ÒShould I sell my books before the end of semester so I can get some money back before the professor informs the store that the book I have will no longer be used in the future?Ó If the textbook you want to sell is not being used the following semester, the bookstore will still take some of those weighty books off your back. OÕBrien mentions that in this case, the buy-back price is set by the market value and determined by the Follett Higher Education Group (whom the college bookstore buys the books from). The price is based on the textbooks usage at other universities and the basic demand of the book among the other schools. What does a well-aware Carroll student have to say about the bookstoreÕs buy back policies? Senior, Jen Bufton, suggested the bookstore as the best way to sell back books because it is, ÒEasyÉ
and you get money back right away.Ó She stated that she usually sells her books back to the bookstore unless she thinks she will be using them again or will want to reference them in the future. If nothing else, she will let friendÕs borrow them. ÒWhy make them buy the book when I already own it?Ó OÕBrien gave a few suggestions to students selling back books: 1) It is always a better deal for a student to purchase a used book if available since the buy back value is the same whether or not it was purchased new. 2) The earlier one returns their books to sell, the more likely it is that the bookstore will buy them back since sometimes the store only has a demand for 6-7 more of that specific textbook. 3) The bookstore is available to purchase back your books EVERY DAY, not just at the end of the semester. The only time you need your receipt is when you are selling back a book for full price when you drop a course within a few weeks from its start. Another popular method students try is to sell books on their own through
word-of-mouth and posters on campus. Often this process will result in a good deal for both the seller and purchaser. The disadvantages include: taking time to create an advertisement, paying for copies, having to wait longer to sell since you have to wait for the right person to see your advertisement, and not having popular books for sale. This method is frequently used for selling books that are often used in FYS or LSP courses. Though the aforementioned ways of selling books are often seen, there are other ways to sell. Online services such as Half.com (an Ebay.com partner site) and Amazon Marketplace (a part of Amazon.com) have become increasingly popular ways to connect both buyers and sellers. Payback is often as good, if not better, than advertising around campus. An added benefit to selling online is that you will have a lot more ÒtrafficÓ or people seeing what you have for sale, which may quicken the selling process. Shipping costs can be seen as a disadSee Books Page 6
M ONDAY N IGHT: 6pm - Close
$1.75 Domestic Taps 75¢ Refills
8pm - Close
T UESDAY N IGHT: 6pm - Close
$1.75 Domestic Bottles 20¢ Wings
W EDNESDAY N IGHT: 6pm - Close
$2.00 Rail Drinks and Karaoke
ALL YOU CAN DRINK DOMESTIC TAPS WITH VALID COLLEGE I.D.
F RIDAY N IGHT: DJ: U LTIMATE S OUND
21 Pool Tables 16 TV’s Packer Game Specials Handmade Pizza’s
2454 N. Grandview Blvd.
S ATURDAY N IGHT: 8pm - Close
DJ: U LTIMATE S OUND L ADIES N IGHT $1.75 Domestic Bottles $2.00 Rail Drinks & Shots
Page 6 • December 13, 2001 • The New Perspective
FEATURES Unique holiday gifts a la downtown Waukesha ebay. Local business woman Angela Dreis, of the Antique Cupboard, has great collectible gifts, including Cobalt blue Christmas plates and all kinds of sterling silver flatware patterns, to feast Waukesha Mayor Carol Lombardi your eyes upon, all from the comfort of suggests a trip to West Main Street, for your couch. what she calls, Òspecial shops from baby Prices range from $9 to out-of-stugifts to jewelry to craft items.Ó dent-affordability. This is the site where Waukesha has much to offer the you can pick up Tiffany sterling silver for Christmas gift hunter, one nostril inside as little as $39. Take a peak: www. the aromatic Celtic GypsyÕs store on 323 antiquecupboard.com, where the store is W. Main Street and you are in affordable open 24 hours and will deliver direct to shopperÕs dream-time. your door. Rich vegetable dyes on Celtic patA word of warning, ebay is like gamterned fabrics, healing oils, incense and bling, it is easy to get carried away in the candles blast your senses as you try to excitement of it all. focus on some of Paypal and the more delicate Bilpoint are the glistening crystal quickest payment and silver articles. options. ÒBuy it The sweet nowÓ options mean scent of sage minyou donÕt have to gling with frankinwait until the auccense and myrrh tion ends. ÒDutch and the sound of AuctionsÓ mean Celtic rhythms fill that there is more the long Kiva than one item. The shaped shop, the number that Celtic drum, like a appears behind the heartbeat, bounces sellerÕs name is how off the walls and the many good transacdistant jangling of tions (feedback) chimes is enchantiPhoto by Isabel Manson they have completng as you try not to A selection of goods from the Celtic Gypsy. ed. This is a good succumb to the way of ascertaining many temptations in this little AladdinÕs whether they are a reputable seller. cave. Finally, no Christmas shopping The Celtic Gypsy is a time-warp extravaganza is complete without flowshop. It is easy to lose yourself for half an ers. Another Waukesha businesswoman hour looking at the New Age and Neo- can help you out. Tracy Kinski of the Pagan books and CDÕs. The excellent Olde English shoppe on E. Broadway, collection of cards and pictures are also next to the Post Office, can supply you hard to pass by and the vast array of gar- with that little touch of something spegoyles, angels, fairies, Wizards, Celtic cial. Kinski says, ÒThe door is always crosses and general Wiccan supplies is open,Ó and all are welcome to try her captivating. door up to midnight any night Ð she is Most of the jewelry is made by Lynn always there. Flancher, the owner of Celtic Gypsy. Students can pick up gift items for as Flancher says that ÒitÕs all really a one off.Ó little as $1.50. Wonderful gift baskets can This will be FlancherÕs fourth year in be made up at a snip of a price. All the business, she moved to her new location usual delivery features as seen on TV are on Oct. 31 this year. available. Call 542-5175 for flower delivery. For more interesting and fun tips Although Mayor Lombardi declined and for great Christmas presents, youÕll to reveal her favorite store in downtown have to stop by. The Celtic Gypsy will be Waukesha, saying Òit isnÕt really appropriopen the week before Christmas from 10 ateÉas some merchants may not apprecia.m. to 8 p.m. for last minute shoppers ate my comments if I donÕt shop at their looking for the weird, the wonderful and stores.Ó She did say, that there are, Òmany the not so wildly priced. places along W. Main Street going from For the couch potato there is always Barstow to Wisconsin Ave.Ó
BY ISABEL MANSON Staff Writer
Dating: The step by step guide BY
LEONARD MURPHY Staff Writer
So, itÕs 3 a.m., and youÕve just woken up in a cold sweat. YouÕve had anotherrecurring nightmare about ValentineÕs Day and itÕs still December. YouÕre in bad shape and you need a date. Since dates donÕt grow on trees (well, not in Wisconsin anyway), this is a quick guide to finding them. The first step is to decide your objectives. If youÕve never had a date, then maybe the dating scene just isnÕt for you. Some people are born single. Most people are born single, given that any potential partners at the time were either unborn or drooling babies. So, if youÕve had limited dating experience, realistically imagine what your first date will be like - awkward and weird. The problem arises because you donÕt feel comfortable dating at all and the only way youÕre going to get laid is to get comfortable. Leaving your comfort zone is, as one not so qualified mathematician once said, uncomfortable. So, do it in steps. DonÕt expect to take someone to the movie theater yet not see the movie. Remember, there is no hidden agenda in the act of dating. The best reason to date is because you want to spend some more time with someone. Now that you know why you want to date, you need to find one. The ideal date is someone youÕre interested in. After all, if youÕre not interested in them, why spend time with them? By the time you know youÕre interested in them you should already have met them, learned their name and have some idea of their interests. ItÕll come in useful when picking out places to go. So, youÕve got someone in mind,
but how do you ask him or her out? Do you ask them casually, in the middle of a conversation about giraffes in Antarctica, or do you just blurt it out when you pass them in the hall? ÒHey whazzup Amsale! YouÕre pretty hot. I mean itÕs pretty hot. Well, in a bone chilling, finger freezing Wisconsin kind of way.Ó In reality, there are plenty of ways to ask someone out. If you are too scared to ask them yourself, write a letter and slip it under their door. ItÕs not the best method, but itÕs better than keeping quiet. Make sure you emphasize the part where you say youÕre shy, youÕre not stalking them and youÕre not some kind of obsessive weirdo (assuming youÕre not). Certainly donÕt hide your identity. However, probably the best advice is just to ask directly: ÒAre you interested in doing x with me?Ó where x is an arbitrary letter from the alphabet designed to represent the set of all activities, rather than any specific activity. Ideally, pick an activity you know youÕd both enjoy, perhaps after consulting with mutual friends. The thing with asking people out is that you get better at it with practice. ItÕs not a skill youÕre born with; generally when youÕre born you have very little skill, and what little you do have is very little. Finally, you should also realize that a date isnÕt a commitment. If your date thinks you were a twerp and has been avoiding you ever since, be thankful that at least they didnÕt tell you that youÕre a twerp. The idea of dating isnÕt to hit it off the first time; itÕs to have some fun. Ask some more people out. Maybe one day, true love will blossom. For now though, lets just stick with finding someone to show off to your friends.
Books/Many options exist for those not wanting to cope with bookstore From Page 5
vantage to some people. However, since shipping is paid for by the buyer and (for many services of this nature) reimbursed to the seller by the online company, some people even make a few cents on shipping. (Odd, but true.) Once again, the main disadvantage is just waiting for that right person to
come along and see it. Another disadvantage is that one may be ÒstuckÓ with the book through trying to sell online if the edition youÕre selling is no longer being used. In any case, be sure to have that selling price at a reasonable level and you will be on your way to making back those dollarsÉ just in time to buy some more books!
The New Perspective • December 13, 2001 • Page 7
FEATURES Greek Corner:
Person on the street:
Congratulations are in order BY ADAM RYGG Staff Writer After the long break for Thanksgiving, The New Perspective is back, and so is the Greek Corner. A lot has gone on in the past few weeks, so letÕs recap: First and foremost, it is important to announce that four Greek organizations now have new members. The new initiates, in alphabetical order by organization and person, are: ΑΓ∆ Alpha Gamma Delta * Natalie Brodjeski * Erin Davis * Ashley Merritt * Jamie Stoegbauer * Heather Ward ΑΖ∆ Alpha Xi Delta * Jessica Caflisch * Andrea Janey * Emily Koss * Meri Mangan * Caitlin Noe * Jessica Zvara ∆ΡΥ Delta Rho Upsilon * Paul House * Derek Kitts
* Anderson Randolph * Joe Smith ∆Ζ Delta Zeta * Jessica Boer * Becki Dieleman * Leah Passman * Katie Waddell * Lindsey Ward On Thursday, December 6, Greek Council sponsored a dance in the Campus Center Ballroom. ÒAll Mixed UpÓ was a success, raising over $200 for Greek CouncilÕs philanthropy, The Ronald McDonald House. With only a $2 admission price, the ballroom was definitely hoppinÕ. A couple of members of Beta Pi Epsilon and Chi Omega participated in Project Move a few weeks ago. The semester is winding down, and therefore so are the terms in office for many officers in the organizations are as well. Stayed tuned for new officer announcements as soon as they are finalized. And finally, are you interested in Greek Life? Want to get to know more about it? Keep your eyes peeled for flyers and posters about informational meetings and informal recruiment. And, of course, if you see people on campus wearing letters, donÕt be afraid to go up to them and ask them questions as well. Until next time, later on...
Website/Intranet raises few problems From Page 4
seemed ridiculous to most students to have to reach the old site in this manner but Debra Jenkins, Chief Information Officer, explained the motivation behind this method of having two different web sites. Ò(TheyÕre) kept separate because it would be a large effort to get consistency across all of the web pages. We chose to keep them separate for easier access and to launch it quickly.Ó The administration didnÕt want to give the new website a new name. Rather, they just wanted a link to the old site to save confusion. The user name and password are easy for people who are part of the campus community. Jenkins assured that this method
of having two separate sites wasnÕt intended to make things difficult for anyone. It was a quicker and more convenient option. There have been some other problems since the launch of the new website such as links not working correctly and some missing information or inaccurate data contained in some of the departmental pages. Most of the problems, however, were solved right away. Some of the pages on this web site are still under construction and some students are still bitter (or still arenÕt aware) about the extra steps involved just to check their e-mail account. Overall, the new web site has achieved its goal. It carries a fresh and consistent look for students, professors and administrators to be proud of.
Student Development moves to first floor Kilgour BY
SARAH SCHLEICHER News Editor
Next semester, renovations to first floor Kilgour will begin to accommodate the arrival of the Student Development offices. Student Development will be moved to allow ITS to occupy its current location in New Hall. This is all happening as a result of the Main Hall renovations scheduled following commencement in May. Heading back to Kilgour, first floor residents of the all-female dorm will, in turn, be displaced to other floors of the residence hall so that renovations may begin promptly. Concerns have come from both first floor residents and other floors of Kilgour. Responses to this untimely move have been laden with criticism. There are concerns about males being present in a female dorm. Men could be construction workers present for next semesterÕs renovations, those that work in Student Development, and students that visit the offices. Another concern is the possibility of increased traffic coming through Kilgour.
This concern is even greater during times when there are housing assignments and/or difficulties, like the beginning of the school year. Other complaints surrounded the lack of written notice to residents required to move, and many other concerns. Here are what a few residents had to say: ÒI think it is unfair and unjust that they would do something like that without getting the input of the students that live there. What they should have done was asked our opinions and then took action.Ó Ð Brandy Ellis, junior and Kilgour resident. ÒI wish they would have planned the move to be during the summer so that people wouldnÕt have to be uprooted from where they just got comfortable, especially freshman. If they would have planned a little better, they wouldnÕt have the problem now.Ó Ð Jenny Haldiman, senior, Kilgour front desk manager and first floor resident. ÒI think itÕs a little Ôout-of-nowhere.Õ They could have picked a better time, especially for freshman. ItÕs our first finals experience ever. We have quite a few papers due, and trying to get packed and move out at finals time is just inconvenient.Ó Ð Kristina Gusse, freshman and first floor Kilgour resident.
Social work/WhatÕs next? From Page 1
the decision was not announce earlier. Dr. Claudette McShane also mentioned a survey of graduates that revealed a low amount of Carroll graduates from the social work program actually held jobs with the title of social worker, another component swaying the CollegeÕs decision. Thus, she has been preparing advising students with this knowledge, ÒIn meetings with students, I ask students what they want to do with a degree in social work. Typically, their interest is in helping people in the human or social services (areas that do not necessarily require a social work degree),Ó said McShane, director of the program. ÒIt is unfortunate that because of numbers this decision had to be made. I have enjoyed the Social Work program here,Ó said social work major Molly Totten. ÒIn the future, I hope that Carroll would take more initiative when recruiting students to publicize the wide variety of programs that are offered. Unfortunately, now
those options are diminishing for this liberal arts college,Ó said Totten, who is graduating with a bachelors degree in social work. Students who were under junior status and wanted to stay at Carroll were directed to major in sociology, psychology or criminal justice. As for those finishing the social work program at Carroll, McShane wishes their program to finish strong, despite her resignation. ÒWhile it is true that I did resign my fulltime position, I am very committed to making sure that the last social work class receives the same quality education as the ones preceding them,Ó McShane said. ÒI will be here next year to teach the capstone course that is the integrative seminar for the seniors who are in their internships. The internships are set up this spring and I will be doing that as well so all of the seniors will be lined-up with their sites.Ó Administrators are currently considering dropping the program altogether since its value is questionable without the accreditation.
Page 8 • December 13, 2001 • The New Perspective
EDITORIALS Diversity is people: Take action! BY
SARAH SCHLEICHER News Editor
Please send any criticism, suggestions or other responses to Sarah Schleicher at firstname.lastname@example.org. As a result of my involvement with the various bodies of campus that deal with Òdiversity issues,Ó I get the opportunity to hear tons of gobbly-gook associated with the multifaceted topic. What IÕve found is not unique to the controversies of diversity alone. ItÕs a constant among all organizations that have a purpose and donÕt follow it, officers who are elected for the glory and not the accomplishments they would achieve, and the random person wandering campus who always has complaints and not suggestions. ItÕs the mire in which wheels are constantly spun on our campus, and IÕm sure plenty of others around the nation. ItÕs talk without action. ItÕs meetings without results. ItÕs committees with unfulfilled goals. IÕm not in the finger-pointing business, so I wonÕt continue by listing off such organizations. However, if you feel like you belong to a group that employs the aforementioned means under the
guise of getting things done, look for the following signs: w YouÕre doing the same thing at this meeting you did at the last one. w The last time you met was 3 weeks ago (or moreÉ) w People are constantly getting into arguments, debating things that canÕt be solved or arenÕt germane to the task at hand. w There is an overall lack of enthusiasm. ThatÕs what applies to groups. There also exists in our society a conglomerate of people who are talented at voicing concerns, complaints, gripes and more. They were quite possibly produced by whining factory in the country of Grief where King Grievance rules. Despite their elaborate conception, they never have any solutions for the problems they present. TheyÕre always ready to critique what someone else has done, but rarely have taken the initiative to create something of their own. IÕm sure youÕve had the opportunity to at least meet someone like this. Possibly, youÕre even more fortunate and have gotten to work on a group project with someone from the land of Grief. Maybe theyÕre even a member of your family (usually step-people have a unique knack for meeting this description.) See Diversity Page 10
A new perspective: The American hypocrite BY
LEONARD MURPHY Staff Writer
In September, America woke up to the reality that there is more to the world than the North American continent. Yet we seem to be under a misguided impression that we are giving the world an example to follow through our standards of liberty, equality and justice. Essentially, our own arrogance in our own political ideals has made us blind to the rest of the world who sees the country for what it is. Our country believes in our God-given freedoms to live better than everyone else, to have oil cheaper than anyone else and to kill those who disagree with us. Watching CNN, I see reports of the deaths of enemy leaders as victories to be celebrated rather than the murder it is. Is killing not wrong? Why is the murder of 3700 in New York a tragedy worth starting a war over, but the deaths of hundreds of thousands in other parts of the world a fact of life not worth thinking about? After all, what can the citizens of the richest and most powerful country in the world do about that? ItÕs not in our interests to help everybody.
The Taliban regime, despite their repression and attitudes towards women, managed to co-exist with the United States for seven years before they did something Òwrong.Ó But then, in a sevenweek military campaign, theyÕve almost been defeated. Do we need any more evidence of the hypocrisy this country represents? Where were the anti-Taliban feelings a year ago? Where was the press coverage of the atrocities in Afghanistan a year ago? Five years ago? If this country felt so strongly for the rights of women, why have the Taliban been ruling Afghanistan for seven years? I find it highly interesting that the United States will launch a ÒcrusadeÓ against terrorism, and yet choose whom it crusades against based on who are friends and who are foes. The moral standards the U.S. is sending the rest of the world is not Òterrorism and repressive regimes are bad,Ó but Òterrorism and repressive regimes are bad unless youÕre our friend.Ó How many countries will the U.S. declare war on before it runs out of friends? Or are there different shades of terrorism? Anti-American terrorism is terrible, but anti-British, anti-French, anti-Spanish and anti-Indian (the list goes on) terrorism is not as important? If See American Page 9
Bible Stories 101: Lessons learned from a Christmas tale BY
REV. WILLIAM HUMPHREYS Staff Writer
What a story this is! For this holiday season, letÕs interrupt the usual progression of stories from the Bible to check out this one. JerusalemÕs a good sized city, and the recognized center of commerce and religion. The city sits on a hilltop; todayÕs skyline in 2001 is visible, on a good day, from pretty far away. And not so far away is the little town of Bethlehem, little today, little back then. The Christmas carol by the same name is not simply romantic; the little town of Bethlehem really is little. Somewhat different from back then, the community today is busy with commercial interests, directed largely, it seems, at tourists. And itÕs a town too frequently ripped apart by the expressions of war between the faiths. Just outside the residential areas of the town are
the fields where there are Òshepherds abidingÓ tending their flocks day and night. Upon this pastoral setting, the story goes, suddenly springs the nighttime event of GodÕs presence made known in the great light of the star of Bethlehem. Around the shepherds, the gospel of Luke tells us, came a great light, and the accompanying voice directed them into the town where they could find the new babe, all snuggled and nestled in swaddling cloths, and, huh? Lying in a manger!? Many college folk these days will be familiar with a manger only if theyÕve been church-goers at about this time of year. Mangers are a part of the equipment found in a barn, the trough where farmers put hay, etc., as food for the animals. What the shepherds discovered in Bethlehem, in response to the message that came with the bright light, was this couple of visitors to town who couldn't get a room for the night. The inn-keeper,
not wanting to be completely rude to an an obviously pregnant woman on the edge of giving birth, allowed the use of his animal hut out back. There, in the manger, is where the new-born Jesus was lying. This story comes to us in the gospel of Luke. The birth narrative that comes to us in the gospel of Matthew is somewhat less romantic in my reading of it. While Luke gives us shepherds from the nearby fields, Matthew gives us astrologers from the East. While Luke gives us the manger and no room in the inn on the night of JesusÕ birth, Matthew gives us Òthe houseÓ where the astrologers find the baby some time after his arrival. While Luke tells us that the shepherds heard the directions directly from the epiphany of GodÕs presence in the field, Matthew tells us that the astrologers inquired of the King, Herod, to learn some more of what this all meant. We usually blend these stories together when we act out the living nativity scene or when we put all the pieces
out on the mantel or coffee table. The issues of mixing/matching the stories are less significant, to my way of thinking, than one of the other messages of the stories: GodÕs divinity becomes JesusÕ humanity, and the fullness of GodÕs compassion and presence with us becomes fully real in the person and ministry of this new baby when he grows up. ThatÕs a pretty remarkable claim that Christians make! And if we pay much attention to the things he had to say, itÕs a claim that becomes demanding for those who believe it - and those who seek an appreciation for it. Not only does God become incarnate in Jesus, the character of God becomes incarnate in and through those who believe in Jesus. And weÕre left wondering, trusting, doubting, believing that GodÕs character is incarnate in all of GodÕs children. Now THATÕS a pretty incredible story! Happy and blessed holidays! Rev. William HumphreyÕs is the chaplain for Carroll College.
The New Perspective • December 13, 2001 • Page 9
EDITORIALS MP3Õs, CD burners may start to collect dust BY NATHAN TRITT Editor-in-Chief Carroll College has put their limits on the downloading of MP3Õs and now the record industry may be putting the kibosh on music piracy with CD copy protection. For those of you who donÕt know about the limitations, Carroll has decided to limit usage of peer-to-peer filesharing. File-sharing programs can now only be used between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. First of all, I have more than 1600 MP3Õs on my PCÕs hard drive, but I will still be the last one you hear complaining about the new limitations that Carroll has put on peer-to-peer file-sharing. These limitations have been coming for a while now and we, believe it or not, are amongst the lucky ones. There are many schools out there that have banned these
services all together such as the late Napster and the current favorites KaZaA, Morphius, and Audio Galaxy, as early as two years ago. The reasons for these bans and the current Carroll limitations are simple: there is a traffic jam with all the information being transferred at once. Carroll pays for their Internet access by the amount of bandwidth that we use during Ònormal hoursÓ and when people, such as myself, are downloading hundreds of songs in a day, that raises their bill quite a bit. Do you think that your tuition is high now? Well, you wouldnÕt think so next year if Carroll had not put these limitations on file sharing, because our tuition would have been raised more so than it already will be. This brings me to my next point. Not only is the record industry out there trying to stop the use of file-sharing all together, but they are now trying to stop the use of CD burners. According to
Entertainment Weekly, five billion blank CDs have been shipped worldwide just this year and that number is sure to rise in coming years. Unless, of course, the record companies can get away with what they are attempting. Some companies are beginning to experiment with new technology that doesnÕt allow you to copy a CD with a burner. LetÕs take a little jump back in time. Do we all remember when Video Cassette Recorders and blank tapes first came out on the market? Maybe not, but VCRs were highly scrutinized because the movie industry was afraid they would lose profits because now people could make copies of the tapes after renting them and then not have to buy them. Well, last time I checked, the sale of videotapes, and now DVDs, has not been hurting lately. The same goes for CD sales. Since CD burners came out and Napster began 2-3 years ago, CD sales have not
Just call me Greg the Grinch this year BY
GREG RABIDOUX Staff Writer
This time of year usually makes me a bit nostalgic and reflective. Another year dissolves into the cool, crisp and snowy air leaving a bittersweet residue of good cheer tinged with a certain sadness of a year gone past. Well, not this year, baby, out with the pensive contemplation and in with my size 10 boots well placed on the behind of Father Time. Good riddance, donÕt let the cosmos door hit you on the way out and while youÕre at it take Jack Frost with you or at the very least Michael Keaton who in truth was more believable as Batman than a winter snowman and that, my friends, is really saying a snowy mouthful. LetÕs face it, if this year was any harbinger of what the new millenium is going to be all about I say letÕs time warp back into the Victorian Age (normally IÕd say like the 1980Õs but really, IÕm not certain I could survive Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam one more time, I barely survivied the first barrage of big haired bands!). Anyhow, with one eye on the millenium clock winding down on the year 2001 and my other good eye affixed firmly on the egg nog, here are my annual (as of this year) holiday wishes, stuff IÕd want and stuff I could do without and
toys I would really like to see in stores this year. Greg the GrinchÕs Holiday Wish List: - OBL and associates are captured, brought back to America and thrown in a locked room with the NYC police and firefighters for about an hour or two. If they manage to survive, then IÕd invite in all the surviving family members of the September attacks. If somehow they stumble out intact, I would force them to watch Joan Rivers and daughter Melissa live in concert for all eternity. Or Pauly Shore movies. Life is really a vicious toss-up for those with evil intent. - Kathy Lee Gifford is tricked into thinking she is doing a concert in Thailand to promote her newest ÒKathy sings the Holiday favoritesÓ CD, and she is actually indentured into working fulltime in a local sweat shop making P. DiddyÕs new ÒToo Cool for SchoolÓ designer clothing for true hip-hop heads. (Actually on this one wish Frank Gifford and I may share the same one, though on his list IÕm told this one takes first, not second, place). - No one ever promotes another Julia Roberts movie with the word ÒpluckyÓ in front of her name again. Ever. On a related wish Eric Roberts (older sibling of Julia) simply never makes another movie again. Ever. - The producers of Temptation Island,
Survivor, and Big Brother are all helidropped onto a deserted island, with nothing but the aforementioned KLGÕs CDs to keep them company (and donÕt even think about having the plucky Julia Roberts save them with some help from the 101st Airborne Division!). - Vince McMahon finally admits that he is indeed the true Òevil oneÓ and is forced to actually wrestle someone who isnÕt faking. You know, like an actual wrestler. - Anne Robinson, host of The Weakest Link, is forced to listen to insults hurled at her for all eternity by Don Rickles. Or at the very least she is given a one-way ticket back to England. Note to our British friends: Enough already, get over that whole revolution bitterness, forgive us and stop getting revenge by foisting the likes of Anne Robinson and Hugh Grant upon us. Uncle. - That Kelsey Grammer of Frasier fame (or any other spoiled, self-indulgent Hollywood brat) ever say ÒIÕm just a blue-collar, middle class, hard working guy who loves his country,Ó as he takes cameras for a tour of his palatial $12 million Beverly Hills mansion (he really said this recently, trust me). If this guy is middle class, what the hey is upper class? (and yes, IÕm bitter, since itÕs the Jack Terrier Dog that has carried that show on his tiny back for years now). See Grinch Page 10
gone down at all. Many people have used Napster to simply see if they like more of a certain artistÕs songs than what they hear on the radio and then they go out and buy the CD. I know that when it comes to a band I really like, IÕd rather put down the $12-13 bucks at Best Buy and get the real deal. Not only do you get the better audio quality, but you also get the little lyrics book and some pretty nice pictures usually. Plus, then you donÕt have to wait for someone else to buy it. Now donÕt get me wrong, I couldnÕt live without my CD burner. I have had one for a little over a year now and I have probably burned for myself and others in excess of 200 CDs. The thought of not being able to make a nice mixed CD for a long car trip frightens me, but if the record industry somehow is able to do away with both CD copying and MP3 downloading, we all might have that problem.
American/DonÕt believe everything... From Page 7
this is a war to satisfy our need for revenge, then why are we calling it a war against terrorism? Clearly there are plenty of ÒterroristsÓ that arenÕt being blown up. As for the President, he may have high approval ratings at the moment, but that isnÕt a reflection of the quality of our President, but a reflection of those who took part in the poll...it would seem that the propaganda and crap that our televisions spout fourth 24/7 work. People believe theyÕre fighting a noble war for a noble cause against an evil enemy. People believe that buying an exercise bike will give them slimmer butts, more attractive thighs and a great sex life. People believe that once Bin Laden (and maybe Saddam Hussein and a few others) is dead, the world will be okay again. IÕm not suggesting that terrorism is good, and IÕm not suggesting America isnÕt right to seek revenge. What IÕm suggesting is that AmericaÕs need to justify their actions behind thin veils of lies is deceptive to American citizens and completely unnecessary. The way I see it, the terrorists have justified their acts of murder to themselves and now the media and the politicians are justifying our acts of murder to ourselves? I fail to see how weÕre the better ones.
Page 10 • December 13, 2001 • The New Perspective
EDITORIALS Letter to the Editor:
From Page 8
November 12, 2001 Dear Editor, Anyone choosing not to attend ÒA Piece of my HeartÓ missed a professionally rendered, powerfully moving and beautifully insightful depiction of young AmericansÕ experiences in Vietnam. As a historian, I found myself mourning the fact that the actions and emotions portrayed were not unique to Vietnam, or to Americans, or to some past era, but rather continue to wreck havoc on individual lives and psyches around the world. IÕd like to thank the director, cast, and crew for pouring their time, talents and energy into this performance, for offering substantive food for thought in an era of slogans and sound bites, and for giving us an avenue through which to consider our own values and choices. May CarrollÕs theater program continue serving the goals of liberal arts education through such productions. May we, members of the Carroll community, welcome and support such opportunities for learning and self-reflection. Sincerely, Kimberly Redding History
Diversity/Criticize with pizazz From Page 8
So, now that my whole editorial has been negative and critical of others, what do I offer for suggestions and improvements? First of all, make sure youÕre not one of the individuals I described above. If you can relate to those characteristics, realizing that is the first step. Now, try to change your ways. It all begins in your daily interactions with people. I always like to think that for every negative thing I have to say, a positive comment should follow. For example, such-and-such professor gives way too much homework; on the bright side, such-and-such professor is very knowledgable in their field. Second, if youÕre involved in a group that operates ineffectively, dissent. Offer suggestions for ways your organization can operate with more production, more results, and then get things done. We need to take action. If itÕs still not happening, youÕre wasting your time showing up at the meetings. I suggest finding another group/organization where productivity (whatever that may mean to you) is high and youÕll be personally satisfied by your participation. On the other hand, itÕs important to have patience and remember that results donÕt always come right away. Sometimes, you have to lay the foundation and the benefits will follow years
Grinch/Greg the GrinchÕs wish list
down the road. We are where we are today because someone else worked their butt off before us. Or, weÕre stuck in a rut because someone chose to take the easy road and leave behind all the work for those to follow. Whatever the case, itÕs your responsibility to keep on plugginÕ away, no matter what your cause may be. I champion diversity and the understanding of others. This rant is also applicable to saving whales, providing radio programming to college students, performing, and many other opportunities for involvement and expression. Of course, there are many successful and well-organized groups that function on our campus. Well, let me rephrase. There are some successful and wellorganized groups at Carroll. For those that could use some reshaping, donÕt lose hope. Seek out the people who have the capability to breathe life back into your org. This is especially important for the multicultural organizations on campus, since your contingency from which to draw members is potentially much smaller than other organizations. DonÕt forget that members donÕt have to be black to be in Black Student Union, Latino to be in Latin American Students Organization, etc. Finally, please remember, as said on V100, if you donÕt stand for something, youÕre bound to fall down.
- That Mark McGwire (with apologies to Barry Bonds) makes a miraculous recovery and comes back to crush home runs just one more time with SlugginÕ Sammy. - That the Milwaukee Bucks take note of my Frasier wish and actually play defense and try hustling for 48 minutes a game, which, not coincidentally, is how long each game is actually played for. Look it up. I am right on this one, I checked. - That MJ find some other way to fulfill whatever is missing in his now lowoctane life and hang up that hideous Wizards jersey. - That Ricky Martin fess up and tell the truth...you know how he stays so thin. By the way, some toys IÕd like to see in stores this year would include: - The ÒOut ColdÓ Stone Cold Doll (complete with a microphone with no chord). - The Britney & Christina 2 doll set (with clothes!). - The Rudy Doll (complete with instructions on how to act in a crisis for other elected officials). - The Al Gore Doll (complete with
various outfits and accessories, so he can once and for all be all political dolls to all people). - The Dino (Dean Martin) Doll (just to remind wannabes like George Clooney what being cool was really like). Finally, on a somewhat (okay, a lot more) serious note: I wish that this new year brings us all much more peace of mind and body, a greater capacity to bridge the gap between scientific prowess and true human understanding and a willingness to extend a helping hand rather than a closed fist to our fellow brothers and sisters that share our planet whenever possible. I also wish that never again must we as a nation be forced to confront the level of terror we have witnessed and lived through in the years to come. Even Lisa Lisa and friends would be preferable to that. And as I said earlier, that, my friends, would be saying a snowy mouthful. Happy Holidays to you and yours. P.S. A white snowy Holiday would be nice if anyone whose in charge of that stuff is listening. P.S.2 Te amo muchisimo bebita y felicidades. Greg Rabidoux is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics.
The New Perspective • December 13, 2001 • Page 11
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A & E IN THE AREA BY TABITHA MENNING Arts & Entertainment Editor Arts Phaedra - 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 A Fireside Christmas - Fireside Dinner Theatre - Now through Dec. 23 Elves on the Shelves - Apple Holler Red Barn Theatre - Now through Dec. 23 Hello Dolly - A Milwaukee Repertory Theatre
Production - Performances are at the Skylight Opera Theatre - Now through Dec. 23 Jingle Bell Jamboree - Apple Holler Red Barn Theatre - Now through Dec. 28 Arsenic and Old Lace - A Milwaukee Repertory Theatre Production - Performances are at the Powerhouse Theatre - Now through Dec. 30 ItÕs a Grand Night for Singing - Broadway Baby Dinner Theatre - Now through Jan. 27 YouÕve Come a Long Way Baby - William F. Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design, 208 N. Water St., Milwaukee - 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: 6-9 p.m. - For more information, call (414) 276-7889
Entertainment Bradley Center - Dec. 18 Mannheim SteamrollerÕs ÒChristmas ExtraordinaireÓ Eagles Ballroom / The Rave - Dec. 14 Moon Spell
Dec. 17 Puddle of Mudd Dec. 21 Gravity Kills Dec. 21 Pig Face Dec. 28 Days of the New Jan. 20 Pennywise Jan. 25 Dark Star Orchestra
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - Now through Jan. 6 Triple Potawotomi Bingo and Casino - Dec. 18 The Letterman Riverside Theatre - Dec. 29 The BoDeans Shank Hall - Dec. 14 American Standard - Dec. 29 Willy Porter Band - Dec. 30 The Reverend Horton Heat Wisconsin State Fair October 2001 Events - Dec. 14 Ð 15 Heart of the Park Antique Show and Sale - Dec. 14 Ð 15 Craft Fair USA - Dec. 21 Ð 22 Rummage-O-Rama - Now through Dec. 24 Pine Ridge Christmas Tree Fair
Page 12 • December 13, 2001 • The New Perspective
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT The Florentine Opera: Tosca by Giacomo Puccini BY THOMAS RAVENSCROFT Staff Writer The music of Giacomo Puccini is easily the greatest of Italian opera. I have long been of the school that any serious musicians who still hold the overstated, bombastic operas of Verdi dear to them need to have their ears cleaned out (may I suggest the 1997 recording of J. S. BachÕs solo and double violin concertos by Andrew Manze, Rachael Podger, and the Academy of Ancient Music to be used for this purpose?). Music is not made so by being loud and obnoxious without the moving themes and rousing harmonic development that accompany the intense drama and emotion that Italian opera portends. This is a lesson that, in the case of his opera Tosca, Puccini seems to have learned. Puccini has chosen for this work a marvelous libretto set against the political turmoil in Rome in the year 1800.
It is a love story in the most basic sense, but like most stories of its kind, depends upon the misinformation of its actors to drive the dramatic conflict. There is no overture (thank God). The opera opens with the flight of Cesare Angelotti, an escaped political prisoner, to the family chapel of his sister Marhesa Attavanti where he meets the painter and sympathizer "Cavlier" Mario Cavaderossi (Kristjan Johannsson). The Cavlier instructs him to take refuge at the country village of his lover, Floria Tosca (Robin Follman). Tosca, who is by nature very jealous, becomes suspicious about the Cavalier when he dodges questions that might betray Angelotti, and assumes that she must not be the only woman in his life. This notion is capitalized upon by the baron Scarpia (Richard Paul Fink), who is possessed by lust for the songbird. When the Cavalier is taken captive and tortured for information about Angelotti, Tosca pleads for his life, but Scarpia makes it clear that he See Tosca Page 13
Good luck to all Carroll students on final exams! From The New Perspective
To all bitter seniors: Only one more semester!!! Fellow Senior
To all the girls at Big Blue 2, Good luck on finals and have a great vacation! I love you guys! Love Sarah
Check out whatÕs going on with the Lit Club at www.cc.edu~cclc.
Give the DRs back their house! Carroll Greeks support each other. Concerned DR Lover To my brother, I love you and hope everything is well. Take it easy; itÕs almost over. Little Sis Anthoula, You rock. Sarah
Hey Ladies, All I want for Christmas is a pair of leather pants! Susan Bob & Charlie, Hey, Randy Moss might bring you out of the basement yet, although then youÕll have to deal with KoozÕs eight defenses! Look out! Nate Micro-chic, The feudÕs not over! 2100
Slayer sing-a-long: proof you donÕt need a stake to hurt someone BY
CRAIG ARROWOOD, JR. Staff Writer
On Nov. 6, Joss Whedon took the worst form of theater and splashed it across the small screen. Buffy: The Vampire Slayer has always attempted many different show types to not only challenge the viewer, but the cast as well. However, that all changed with the episode ÒOnce More, With FeelingÓ in which the entire city of Sunnydale, Calif. is transformed into the equivalent of ÒCatsÓ on catnip. The trouble begins when Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) goes through the opening credits singing about her feelings from her resurrection back to this world. Gellar seemed more intent on slowing the agony on her tone-deafness for all to hear rather than quickly kill the vampires and let us rest in peace. The mystery of ÒwhyÓ soon leads to a group sing-a-long in which Anya (Emma Caulfield) theorizes the source of the music comes from bunnies. Gellar satirically mentions that Buffy Òdied twiceÓ in the song. As the plot continues to move forward we see Tara (Amber Benson) and Willow (Alyson Hannigan) leave to do some research. Almost like clockwork we get to watch Tara serenade Willow with her lesbian love song. This is a breath of fresh-air from the normally dull heterosexually inclined love songs that currently plague our musical industry. Tara is a very talented singer and the
song itself was done extremely tastefully. At which point we get to see the other side of the spectrum as Xander (Nicholas Brendon) and Anya sing about their doubts of the upcoming wedding. The song and dance were energetic and very funny. Brendon was a surprisingly decent male vocalist especially regarding the number of difficult parts he had to sing. One of the most surprising performances came from Spike (James Marsters). The song ÒRest in PeaceÓ was a far cry from the other more happy-go-lucky performances. MarstersÕ performance allowed for the story line to open the way for a Spike and Buffy relationship. The performance of Giles (Anthony Stewart Head) gave a new dimension to this show-biz veteran. His melancholy song ÒStanding in the WayÓ could have brought a tear to almost anyone. This wasnÕt the first time that he has sung on Buffy, and hopefully it wonÕt be the last. The cause of all the song is a demon called ÒSweetÓ played by Tony award winning actor Hinton Battle. His showstopping performance was an eye-opening experience. Battle provided a humorous and mysterious twist to an otherwise bad idea. So, what lessons can be learned? First of all, no matter how fantasy- based a show is, never-ever turn it into a musical. Second, always carry a heavy, blunt object on you at all times just in case people around you burst into song and violence is the only means to end it. Most important, never experiment with song and dance - itÕs just a bad idea.
Fraternities • Sororities Clubs • Student Groups Earn $1,000-$2,000 this semester with the easy Campusfundraiser.com three hour fundraising event. Does not involve credit card applications. Fundraising dates are filling quickly, so call today! Contact Campusfundraiser.com at (888) 923-3238, or visit www.campusfundraiser.com
$$$$ EASY MONEY $$$$ I will pay $40 for your phone book. Call Lee Ramsey toll-free at (866) 577-7237. Note: Public phone books only, it is illegal to provide Carroll information.
The New Perspective • December 13, 2001 • Page 13
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Recent happenings at Carroll
By Andy Farrell
Students raced around the MDR to fill themselves with the delights of food not normally served by Sodexho.
By Andy Farrell
Recovering gambling addicts and Carroll students flocked to the ballroom Saturday, Dec. 8 to get their fix without falling off the wagon, seeing as it was all not real.
Tosca/Despite ego-ridden female lead, opera quality prevails From Page 12
will only assent if Tosca spends the night with him. When she agrees, he proposes to one of his henchmen that the firing squadron botch his execution in exactly the same way as with another political prisoner some years before, to which he agrees with as sinister an inflection as is possible in recitative. Tosca fulfills her part of the bargain by murdering the Baron and fleeing to the Cavalier to tell him his execution will be faked, but when the performance he puts on seems a little too real, she rushes to her fallen beaux to find that he has been killed. ÒScarpia,Ó she sings out in a final, rueful aria, Òwe meet before God!Ó and with that she throws herself over the prisonÕs bulwarks, thus ending her and CavaradossiÕs tragic tale. You can usually trust an Italian to ruin such a moving script with music so uninventive and presumptuous that any real meaning in the text is lost, but PucciniÕs understated score gives Tosca a sublime aspect that, on the whole, was captured in the Florentine OperaÕs performance. The strings mixed well with the addition of what sounded like a small continuo organ (though the continuo was left to the violoncellos and
contrabasses--leave it to Puccini to be mundane with his low strings--and the organ took on a more important role). This added a unique and delightful flavor to the heartwarming arias of the first act, in which Cavaradossi and Tosca profess their love for one another. When the horns took their turn in stating the elegant themes contained therein, they did so with such expression that even I, with my heart of stone, was moved to tears. Even the relentless cracking of tenor JohannssonÕs voice (he had obviously asked far too much of himself in taking on his role) did little to mar the impact of the opening scenes. What could have been a delightful distraction from the seriousness in the first act, however, became a mockery of the well-conceived character of the CavalierÕs bumbling, superstitious assistant; the one ham that this opera needed was missing, but his absence was soon forgotten. Though the set for the second act-the BaronÕs chambers--was rather skewed and out of proportion and made me dizzy when I looked too closely at it, I thought this act was the most powerful of the three; indeed, the obscurity and restlessness I saw on the stage was mirrored in the drama and in
the music. Despite the incessant attempts by Robin Follman to make herself the center of attention, this was impossible as long as she shared the stage with Richard Paul Fink, who brought such despicable villainy to the role of Scarpia as I have never seen or heard before. Where all of his training tells him to make his voice as clean and smooth as possible when he sings, he overcame this and filled his voice with a harsh nastiness that brought his character out even further with every note. He went beyond the technically impeccable singing that sufficed for the other actors and varied the color and inflection of his voice so that his calculating guile, avarice and sinister lust could be heard in the mere quality of his voice. The true nature of Baron Scarpia was better heard in this than the orchestra or even his dialogue. If this was the product of his calculated effort, then Fink is truly a great artist. If what I heard was his natural, unadorned voice, then this was a role for which he was born. The performance was destroyed, however, in the third act with the suicide of Floria Tosca. Her final aria, which should have been an expression of her surprise at and hatred for
ScarpiaÕs treachery and her mortal pain at the loss of her beloved Cavaradossi, and should have struck the audience completely unawares, was instead laboured and drawn out in the overstated melodrama that is the hallmark of Italian opera. The profound tragedy with which the instant of her death could have destroyed the audience was diluted and spread over thirty seconds, at the end of which time I wanted to say ÒFor GodÕs sake, kill yourself already!Ó When Follman took the most powerful and important moment in the entire story and exploded it by ceasing to be Floria Tosca wounded beyond help and became Robin Follman deprived of attention she did, indeed, steal the show; she stole it from her audience, or at least those in the audience who came to see Tosca and not Follman. Even the most self-important prima donna ever to ÒgraceÓ the stage could not have completely ruined the touching libretto and the unassuming score Puccini set it to in his marvelous opera, and so it is with no compunction that I recommend this one to anyone with open ears, who does not have to see a familiar name in the program to enjoy good music.
Page 14 â€˘ December 13, 2001 â€˘ The New Perspective
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Bi-Weekly Horoscopes BY HAROLD SMITH Staff Astrologer Sagittarius November 23 - December 21 As the old motto goes, don't put off 'till tomorrow what you could have done two weeks ago. With three finals and three textbooks to read in the next week, you're looking forward to the holidays. Capricorn December 22 - January 20 Your Sunday afternoon will evaporate this weekend when you politely ask someone if they're okay on the tenth anniversary of the death of their Chinchilla. When they say it's a long story, they've already got you. Aquarius January 21 - February 19 Remember when you wished it were snowing?
Pisces February 20 - March 20 Carroll College will sink to new lows this week when it cancels all the courses in your degree program, strongly recommends you change to computer science, and then asks you for a small contribution on your part to fund their television advertisement aimed at attracting more students. Think I'm joking? Aries March 21 - April 20 Going home to your family computer with dial-up modem, your addiction to high-speed Internet access will be revealed. How can people live without instant access to all the worlds' newspapers, immediate weather information on the click of a button and financial news updated every minute you wonder? More specifically, how can you live without constant downloaded Internet music, illegal fulllength movies and funny e-mail jokes that your friends forward to you?
Taurus April 21 - May 21 You start the New Year as you mean to go on - in bed, snoring. Gemini May 22 - June 21 When your car breaks down in some dark alley in a foreboding part of town you never even knew existed, keep your doors locked and stay put. Now would be a good time to regret not investing in the cell phones being sold in the campus center. Cancer June 22 - July 22 After a semester of typing papers with Einstein staring at you, you decide it's time to change your Microsoft assistant. But somehow, they all seem lame by comparison to good old Einy. Leo July 23 - August 22 It's been quite a semester for you hasn't it? Go home, put your feet up,
watch Christmas movies and enjoy the break. You deserve it. Virgo August 23 - September 24 For your Dad's next birthday party, compiling a book of his life is a really sweet idea. However, pretend 1973-77 slipped your mind, as there are some things you just don't need or want to know. Libra September 24 - October 23 It's the thought that counts, you assure yourself when you spend all your money on a bunch of new games and give your parents a Hershey's bar. Scorpio October 24 - November 22 This year you get into the true spirit of Christmas. You decorate your room with magazine advertisements, buy a CD of jingles from your favorite Christmas commercials and spend Christmas day queued outside the mall waiting for it to reopen.
The New Perspective • December 13, 2001 • Page 15
SPORTS MenÕs basketball loses home opener, 77-61 BY
STEPHANIE PFLEDERER Staff Writer
The Pioneers started off the season with an upset when they lost both games in the Third Annual Classic Midwest Conference V. Lake Michigan Conference Invite held at the newly renovated Van Male Field House on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18. The four teams that participated in the classic were Carroll College and Lawrence University for the MWC and Lakeland College and Milwaukee School of Engineering for the LMC. The first game kicked off at 6 p.m. on November 17 for Lawrence and MSOE. Lawrence beat MSOE 94-64. Carroll then played Lakeland College at 8 p.m. The leading scorer of the game for Carroll was freshman forward Nick Ramsden with his 16 points. Ramsden could not match up to LakelandÕs senior guard Kyle Vogt, who scored a total of 31 points. Vogt also made 6 out of 8 three pointers, while CarrollÕs only good three point shot came from junior guard Casey Lauer in the first half. Lauer also was one of the high scoring players of the game with 10 points. Sophomore guard Carlo Emanuele
scored 12 points. The outcome of the game boiled down to one thing, as quoted by third year head coach Sean McDonnough ÒThey made shots and we didnÕt.Ó The Pioneers lost to the Muskies 77-61. The Pioneers returned the next night at 6 p.m. to attempt to defeat Milwaukee School of Engineering. Lawrence also returned to play Lakeland for their 4 p.m. game. Lakeland defeated Lawrence 68-64. Racing neck and neck with MSOE for the whole game, Carroll finally lost their steam towards the end of the second half as MSOE beat Carroll 77-71. Three pointers are what cost Carroll the game. MSOE shot 28 and made 12 of them, while Carroll shot 19 and made only 5. Freshman guard Tony Smith made three of those. Smith was one of the leading scorers of the game with 11 points. Junior guard David Jooss was the top scorer for the Pioneers with his 13 points. Jooss made one out of his six three pointers and all of his six free throws. Despite this, Carroll was not able to come out on top in the Third Annual Classic. Yet Coach McDonnough still has a positive outlook for the rest of the season. ÒWe showed how young we are, but we have a lot of talent.Ó
Pio Dome/Sportsmanship declines From Page 16
they should look to is Barry Sanders. When he used to play he was arguably taunting and touchdown celebrations the best running back in the NFL. He have become commonplace. Now, kids scored many touchdowns over the who play youth football are starting to course of his career. And what did he do these kinds of things. A prime do whenever he scored? He did someexample of this comes from one of the thing all players should do. He simply handed the football biggest idiots to back to the official have ever played and went over to the game of footS PEAKING OF SPORTMANSHIP , I his teamÕs bench. ball. This man is THINK PRO HOCKEY IS THE MOST This was one of the Deion Sanders. He was always doing PATHECTIC ACT OF SPORTSMANSHIP best acts of sportsAROUND TODAY. manship I have some kind of dance ever seen. after he made some Speaking of sort of play. sportsmanship, I Recently HIS OWN SON was penalized 15 yards for think pro hockey is the most pathetic doing a touchdown dance in a youth act of sportsmanship around today. football game. Gee, I wonder where he Hockey games seem to becoming half got the idea. If kids want to have a boxing matches more and more. It is football role model one of the athletes virtually guaranteed that a fight will
Upcoming Sporting Events Date Jan. 19 Jan. 26 Feb. 2
Swimming Opponent Marquette @ Beloit Invite @ WI Private Colleges (Kenosha)
Time 1:00 p.m. Noon Noon
Date Dec. 20
MenÕs Basketball Opponent UW-Whitewater
Time 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 28 Dec. 29
Land of Magic Classic in Daytona Beach, Florida Bethany College 1:00 p.m. Hobart College Noon
Jan. 5 Jan. 11 Jan. 12 Jan. 15 Jan. 18 Jan. 19 Jan. 25 Jan. 26 Jan. 29 Feb. 1 Feb. 2 Feb. 6
@ Ripon College @ Grinnell College @ Know College Lawrence University Illinois College Monmouth College @ Lake Forest College @ Illinois College Beloit College Knox College Grinnell College @ St. Norbert College
3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 29 Dec. 30
WomenÕs Basketball Opponent Time Land of Magic Classic in Daytona Beach, Florida Nicholls College 2:00 p.m. Juniata 10:00 a.m.
Jan. 11 Jan. 12 Jan. 16 Jan. 19 Jan. 21 Jan. 25 Jan. 26 Jan. 29 Feb. 1 Feb. 2 Feb. 6
@ Grinnell College @ Knox College Lawrence University Monmouth College Lakeland College @ Lake Forest College @ Illinois College Beloit College Knox College Grinnell College @ St. Norbert College
break out at some point in a hockey game. Heck, teams even carry players whose sole job is to go start fights. Yep, great thing to be teaching kids. Just learn how to start a fight on skates and you got it made. Going back to Terrell Owens, what does it teach kids when a player is yelling at his coach? Whatever happened to the day when players actually respected their coaches? Now many athletes think they are so good they are above being coached. Another example is the antics of recently released (thank God!) safety Chris Akins from the Packers. The past few games he
5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. has made some extremely boneheaded plays and when the coaches have tried to correct him, he has just fired back and gotten into confrontations with them. Great example you are setting, Chris. While it may sound like I just completely hate athletes, this is not true. Like I have already said, many athletes are great role models. But there are those that just suck at being role models. These athletes may claim they are not really role models, but let me tell you now guys, kids look up to you whether you like it or not. So get out there and clean up your acts!!!
Page 16 • December 13, 2001 • The New Perspective
SPORTS Are athletes the role models theyÕre proclaimed to be? 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 email@example.com While I was in the process of coming up with an idea for this column I decided to grab a copy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in the effort of trying to get ideas. As I was reading the sports section I couldnÕt help but notice how many athletes are either in trouble with the law or in trouble with their respective leagues. Almost everyday an athlete is arrested for something, getting suspended by his/her league for drug abuse, or having a fine levied for some reason or another. Hell, even players are getting into arguments with their coaches (i.e. Terrell Owens has been in conflict this season with 49ers head coach Steve Mariucci). This is not the kind of behavior athletes should be involved in.
Whenever a child or teen is asked who their role model is, they will often state the name of a professional athlete. This has been the case for many years and will continue to be the case for years to come. I have one question for all of the pro athletes out there. What kind of an example do you think you are setting for the youth of the world when you behave the way you do? By now some of you may be saying Òbut not all athletes are like this.Ó To that I agree 100 percent. A majority of athletes are great role models. But there are the few bad ones who cast a bad image on the rest of the sports world. Many kids look up to these people and do what they do. Many kids see pro athletes doing drugs and think it is okay. They feel if their role model does drugs, then they can too. And what kind of an example was set by the Ray Lewis (Linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens) incident. Granted he was never convicted of killing two people, but then for a team to allow a person to play who clearly had a connection in the murders of others is absolutely ridiculous. This is telling kids you can break the law and get away with it. On the playing field action is also pathetic. For example, in football
Photo by Nate Ellingson
One team goes for a shot during an intramural basketball game in Ganfield Gymnasium.
See Pio Dome Page 15
Lady Pioneers win Kilgour Tournament to open seasons BY JOHN SABAKA Special to The New Perspective The Lady Pioneers basketball team opened their regular season with decisive wins over Concordia and UW-Platteville to win the Jean Kilgour Memorial Tournament. CarrollÕs Corey Grosskopf earned MVP honors for the second consecutive year with a strong individual performance however both wins were total team efforts. In FridayÕs game against Concordia, the Lady Pioneers outhustled the Falcons on both ends of the court to win 76-58. Carroll outrebounded Concordia 51 to 34 and shot almost 41 percent from the field. Grosskopf was the leading scor-
er from Carroll with 18 points. She was joined in double figures by Sarah Letourneaux who scored 16 points and Michelle Fink with 10. Carroll sophomore Jami Hartman came off the bench to also add 10 points, hitting two 3-point baskets. In SaturdayÕs championship match up Carroll defeated UWPlatteville, winners over Mt. Scenario in FridayÕs other first round game. Carroll dominated the first half of play and took a 19-point lead into halftime. Carroll prevailed in the end 63-53. In all, Carroll used 12 players in the game and Carroll Head Coach Kris Jacobsen was pleased with her teamÕs efforts. ÒEvery player who goes in, whether it be for 20 minutes or 2 minutes, plays hard,Ó she said. ÒThat
just shows what a deep team we have and that we are very unselfish.Ó Corey Grosskopf capped her tournament MVP performance with 19 points and three steals in the final. Carlyn Wilhelmi chipped in 12 points and lead Carroll with seven rebounds while Sarah Letourneaux added seven points five assists and two steals. A week later, the Lady Pioneers met up with a strong Stevens Point squad. The Lady Pioneers overcame poor shooting early on, but could not defeat the stingy Pointers and lost 59-51 in Van Male Gym, Nov. 20. Carroll shot just 16.7 percent in the first quarter but stayed within 10 points of the undefeated Pointers at halftime by going 10 for 10 from the free throw line. Foul trouble was key throughout the contest as CarrollÕs Corey
Grosskopf and Courtney Fryatt each fouled out. Sarah Letourneaux scored a team high 13 points and contributed 10 rebounds, and Michelle Fink and freshman Krista Rode combined for 22 points, but it wasnÕt enough. With 18 minutes remaining in the game, CarrollÕs Corey Grosskopf pulled the Pioneers within 4 points with a basket, however the key to the second half was Carroll sending Stevens Point to the free throw line 24 times. They converted on 16 of those attempts. Coach Kris Jacobsen gave credit to Stevens Point in the early season loss but remained optimistic. ÒOverall, we battled a great team and if we had made a few more shots and boxed out a little better, things may have been different.Ó