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THE NEW PERSPECTIVE Thursday, February 7, 2002 • Volume 25, Issue 7 • http://orgs.cc.edu/newperspective
Main Hall renovations: what does this mean for Carroll? BY TABITHA MENNING Arts & Entertainment Editor Now that students are back on campus and attempting to return to their normal sleep schedules, they may have noticed some differences about Carroll College. In preparing for the Main Hall renovations, which are scheduled to take place immediately following commencement, some things had to be moved a r o u n d . T h e s e changes are
troubling to many and although there are more to come, people canÕt argue to leave that ancient building alone. Main Hall is an esteemed building here at Carroll since its picture graces many items around campus (ID cards, the website, etc.). The current Main Hall was erected in 1885 after a fire consumed the first building. The use of the building day in and day out for the past 117 years has taken its toll as can be seen in many of the classrooms. Dry wall is actually missing from many portions of the wall in some classrooms. Although some students are skeptical of the changes taking place, the new and improved Main Hall will more than make up for it or so it seems according to a recent interview with Rick Jessen, Director of Campus Services. One of the features of the new building will include more classrooms, accommodated with projection systems and proper heating/cooling. Another aspect sure to please everyone who has a class on the third floor will be the elevator making the building completely ADA (Americans
Photo by Andy Farrell
The lower level of New Hall makes way for several new computer lab classrooms as the fitness center moves to Ganfield. Construction of these classrooms is expected to be complete this May.
with Disabilities Act) accessible. Finally, for all of those students who regret not attending a big university, there will be an auditorium style lecture hall located in the basement. This room will allow seating for at least 100 people. Where will everything be located for the next year until the plans are
completed? Most of the classes that would have been held in Main Hall will move to the rooms located in the lower level of the campus center (Birch, Cedar, Oak, etc.) Some of the teacherÕs offices will relocate to the basement of Voorhees, moving ITS See Renovations Page 2
Carroll student decries college with anonymous essays
To the Carroll community, he is known as ÒC.Ó YouÕve probably read his writings or have at least heard of him. Throughout the fall semester, he wrote two anonymous essays Ð signed as ÒCÓ Ð that harshly criticized Carroll College. Hundreds of copies appeared in piles at various locations around campus. Ever since these essays emerged, ÒC,Ó who described himself as a senior sociology major, has intrigued students with his accusa-
tions. Kate Herrick, dean of students, commented on the student during a recent interview. ÒCarroll students donÕt like to listen to whining,Ó Herrick said. ÒThey like to put their energies into academics and making things happen. I think ÔC,Õ whoever he is, has good intentionsÓ Herrick continued, Òbut anything cloaked in secrecy isnÕt credible.Ó The studentÕs first essay, which surfaced in early November and boasted the headline ÒSteal this paper (and then read it),Ó denounced the college on 11 different aspects. The most fervent charges maintained that Carroll
has uneventful weekends, poor athletic team spirit and little cultural diversity. ÒI donÕt believe that I am the only frustrated student here,Ó he wrote. ÒI know there are others out there. The problem is that I think a lot of times students feel something but donÕt do anything about it or are afraid to express themselves.Ó Shortly before Christmas break, piles of his second essay began to appear. In it, ÒCÓ charged that CarrollÕs administration is ineffective, writing, ÒAdministrators do not care to make positive changes for the students.Ó ÒMy feelings toward ÒCÓ are varied,Ó wrote Susanne Lauer, director of
Student Activities, responding to an electronic message. ÒI am happy that he took the time to voice his opinion, but at the same time frustrated because I, along with many of the student organizations, work very hard to bring a variety of activities to the campus.Ó Although he insists on concealing his real name, ÒCÓ recently agreed to an anonymous telephone interview with The New Perspective. He attributed his criticisms to Òa lot of little things that, like, all add up,Ó including the discontinuation of alco-
Arts & Entertainment
AARON BECKER Staff Writer
See ‘C’ Page 3
Japan NCEP, page 3
Dr. Greg Rabidoux, page 5
Year in pop music, page 11
Pio Dome, page 16
Tommy Thompson, page 4
Habitat for Humanity, page 6
Rose Red review, page 13
Winter Break scores, page 16
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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.
AMANDA JOHNSON Features Editor
If you have any small news notes or events going on in your department, office or organization and want to let the whole campus know, tell us! Contact Amanda Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at x6900. Workforce 2002 Workforce 2002 is being held at Marquette University on Feb. 7. The fair will run from 5-8 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union. Workforce is the
Crime Beat Campus Safety 1/13/02 Responded to a false fire alarm at the Carroll Street Apartments. An unknown person activated a pull station in the building. 1/20/02 Assisted residence life staff with a loud party at Carroll Apartments. 1/21/02 Responded to a medical emergency in Swarthout. Waukesha EMS responded but the subject was not transported. 1/22/02 Took report of an entry to a locker in Van Male. A wallet was reported taken from the locker between 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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1/22/02 Took report of a missing bike from the basement of Steele. The bike was a Schwinn mountain bike that was last seen in November.
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1/26/02 An intoxicated male nonstudent was arrested by deputies and city police officers after he ran from a
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largest Career Fair for WisconsinÕs 21 private and independent colleges and universities and will host more than 100 Òcareer-recruitingÓ employers for students seeking careers or internships. For more information on Workforce you can contact the Walter Young Center at x7335 or visit their web site at www.wispicu.org. Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity will be sending two groups to join in the Collegiate Challenge Spring Break Trips. One group will travel to Loveland, Colo., the other to Columbus, Ga. where the teams will build 15 houses in one week. There are 3 spaces opened for the Georgia trip, for deputy in the area of Otteson. 1/26/02 Assisted residence life staff and city police in removing two male non-students from Swarthout. 1/28/02 A female student reported to Campus Safety and Waukesha Police that in the early evening on 1/25/02 she was approached by a suspicious male in lot 9 (Otteson A). The male was 5Õ7Ó5Õ8Ó, dark hair, heavy accent, wearing gray sweat pants and a gray shirt. The man was driving a dark green, 2-door sports car. He engaged the woman in conversation and asked many questions about her. The male did ask for a hug before the conversation ended, but did not attempt any force and left the area after. The woman had given the man her phone number and did receive one call from him. She has not had any further contact with him.
those interested in going. The cost is about $175 with a $25 non-refundable deposit, due by Feb. 12. For more information, contact Kiersten Regelin at firstname.lastname@example.org FoundersÕ Day Convocation Carroll celebrated its 156th FoundersÕ Day on Feb. 5 in the Shattuck Auditorium. The event hosted several alumni, bestowing upon them The Distinguished Alumni Award for professional achievements and community and country services. Among the recipients was U.S. Navy Cmdr. Dan F. Shanower, an Õ83 Carroll graduate, who was killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. mother and daughter visiting the college. The mother was transported to the hospital and the daughter was arrested. 1/30/02 Investigated a complaint of someone smoking in North Bergstrom. The Campus Safety department provides escorts on campus 24 hours a day. Call x7300 on campus and 524-7300 from off campus. If you have any information regarding an incident, please contact the Campus Safety Office at x7300 or the City of Waukesha Police at 524-3820. Waukesha Police Department 12/08/01 Entry into a locked vehicle at Carroll College at Otteson Theatre. 12/09/01 Two citations for an individual operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
1/29/02 Took report of tampering with a projection system located in a Barstow building classroom.
1/11/02 Citation for an individual operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
1/29/02 Responded to a domestic disturbance in Swarthout between a
1/21/02 Citation for an individual operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Renovations/offices and departments relocate From Page 1
(Information Technology Services) into the student development offices, while others move to the basement of Otteson. Computer labs will be located in the old Fitness Weight Room (lower level of New Hall) and the Computer Science Department will also occupy parts of that same lower level.
Student Development can be found on the first floor of Kilgour while those few occupants of these rooms have already moved into other rooms throughout that building. In case all of this moving around distracts students from their studies, the Study Center and its helpful team of tutors can be found in an area of the Otteson Theatre. If stress arises from all the changes that are planned, stu-
dents can find relief with exercise in the Fitness Weight Room, which has already moved to Ganfield GymnasiumÕs balcony. No plans are final however, as Rick Jessen has informed me. Overseeing the whole project, Jessen and others are trying to find a way to define the project so that the renovation of that old building can occur within the budget.
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NEWS Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the eyes of Tolokun Omokunde BY
SARAH SCHLEICHER News Editor
Tolokun Omokunde, a black man of Nigerian descent from North Carolina, had major issues with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He didnÕt like him one bit. There was a time in his life when Omokunde almost joined the Black Panthers. He didnÕt think KingÕs solution of peaceful activism would get anything solved. He didnÕt always feel that way though, and he doesnÕt feel that way now. ÒHe (King) gave me the courage to continue to struggle,Ó said Omokunde.
Sunday best, he shook ÒHe gave me the guts KingÕs hand and sat to stand up to folks.Ó down to chat with the That was part of civil rights leader. his message, presented And chat he did. to Carroll College on He re-enacted his Jan. 23. Omokunde, a youthful zeal for the graduate of Johnson audience, stringing Smith University in together question Charlotte, N.C., also after eager question, shared the story of his hardly able to satisfy first meeting with Martin Luther King. his appetite for all Photo by Andy Farrell King had to offer. The He was able to meet King by winning a Tolokun Omokunde shares with Carroll students audience laughed for the lessons he has learned. Omokunde, short in spelling bee at age 16, which to this day he feels was rigged by a stature, but not in personality or impresSee Speaker Page 6 gracious teacher of his. Dressed in his
Japanese culture through work, school BY
AMANDA BOTHE Staff Writer
In May, eight students will be traveling with assistant professor Scott Johnston to Japan for approximately three weeks. The exact dates are still tentative, but are scheduled from May 13 to June 4. After working and living in Japan for 10 years, Johnston, an assistant professor in education wanted to take some students to Japan to Òdevelop a better
understanding of the educational system and how it links to the world of work in Japan.Ó While there, students will be staying with families as an opportunity to learn the culture. They will also interact with a Japanese university, the Yokohama College of Commerce, and tour different schools and businesses, such as Nissan, to see how education and work interact in Japanese society. The trip is open to all students and there are still two spots available. The cost is approximately $2,300. Students going are taking a one-
credit orientation class, taught by Johnston, before they leave to prepare for the Japanese culture. They will also receive three credits for the work they do while in Japan. This trip is part of NCEP, New Cultural Experiences Program, a shortterm study abroad program. After Sept. 11 the Israel and Africa trips were cancelled. Johnston said that if there were one thing the eight students take away from Japan it would be Òto become more culturally sensitive.Ó He wants them to see themselves as other cultures view them.
ÔCÕ/Dean Herrick calls it Ôwhining...with no credibilityÕ From Page 1
hol and personalized sandwiches in the PIT, as well as the collegeÕs decision to fence off Main Lawn last spring. Although ÒCÓ has had Carrollrelated complaints for a while, the low administrative turnout at the collegeÕs diversity forum Sept. 26 was the Òlast straw,Ó he said. ÒAt the end, when the forum was opened to student comments, someone asked, ÔWhere are the administrators?ÕÓ he said. ÒThere were none.Ó But Herrick had an entirely different viewpoint, saying the majority of the student development staff, as well as many Carroll faculty members, attended the forum. Nevertheless, it was then that ÒCÓ wrote the first essay and created an anonymous Hotmail account to give
his readers the opportunity to provide feedback. Since this essayÕs debut, the account has received about 20 responses, he said, most of which supported what he wrote. ÒIÕve gotten almost nothing but positive responses,Ó he said. ÒA handful of them, like, totally disagreed with what I wrote, but IÕm not going to comment on those ones. Those people are just stupid or something, I guess.Ó ÒCÓ said he then mailed hard copies of the approving responses to Herrick and Lauer. ÒWhatÕs disturbing to me is I donÕt know if those students knew their responses were being forwarded,Ó Herrick said. ÒIf ÔCÕ doesnÕt feel he has an obligation to protect these students, I do.Ó Numerous times throughout the interview, the dean said the student
lacks credibility, saying ÒCÓ offered only raucous complaints with no solutions. ÒIÕm sure his intentions are good,Ó she said, Òbut we have yet to see some concrete recommendations from him. This isnÕt a way to call to action.Ó Lauer said she has tried numerous times, all to no avail, to speak personally with ÒC.Ó ÒI have made repeated offers to ÒCÓ to come into my office for a oneon-one discussion, but have been turned down,Ó she wrote. Both Herrick and Lauer indicated that the student would accomplish little by attempting to remain anonymous. His opinions, they agreed, are welcome, whether positive or negative. ÒI certainly would welcome the dialogue,Ó Herrick said as to whether she would meet with ÒCÓ if he came
Just ThinkÉ (but not too hard) BY NATHAN TRITT Editor-in-Chief Why do people who know the least know it the loudest? Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the post office? What are we supposed to do, write to them? Why donÕt they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen could look for them while they delivered the mail? How do you get off a non-stop flight? Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didnÕt zigzag? How do you write zero in Roman numerals? If you were to play a blank tape at full blast, would the mime next door go nuts? How many weeks are there in a light year? If a jogger runs at the speed of sound, can he still hear his Walkman? If athletes get athleteÕs foot, do astronauts get mistletoe? If blind people wear dark glasses, why donÕt deaf people wear earmuffs? If peanut butter cookies are made from peanut butter, then what are Girl Scout cookies made out of? If space is a vacuum, who changes the bags? If swimming is good for your shape, then why do whales look the way they do?
forward. ÒThatÕs why I donÕt understand why heÕs avoiding it.Ó ÒStudent feedback is always welcome in my office,Ó Lauer wrote. ÒJust as students cannot make progress without the feedback of the faculty, the staff cannot make progress without the feedback of the students.Ó
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NEWS Secretary Thompson receives award, makes one-stop visit to Wisconsin BY
SARAH SCHLEICHER News Editor
A life-long connection to Wisconsin brought ÒNewsmaker of the YearÓ Tommy Thompson back to the state. Usually it takes more than one engagement to draw a member of the cabinet away from Washington D.C. However, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Tommy Thompson, made a one-stop trip back to his gubernatorial state to receive an award from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association for ÒNewsmaker of the Year.Ó In his speech, he attributed his short visit partly to the importance of the award, but mostly to his nostalgia for the state of Wisconsin. ÒI love this state,Ó Thompson said. ÒWisconsin will always be my home.Ó During his acceptance speech, Thompson joked that after all his years as governor, he had to leave the
state to receive this prestigious award from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, the worldÕs oldest press association. His congenial manner left an impression on his audience of college newspaper editors, faculty advisors, and professional journalists. He thanked the Wisconsin news media for seeing through the pokes and jabs of the national media, triumphantly saying, ÒWe have dashed the critics.Ó The secretaryÕs speech wasnÕt all fun and games, however. He addressed bio-terrorism issues, specifically the recent anthrax scare. He related that people werenÕt prepared for such an incident. ÒThere were only 18 cases of anthrax in the United States in the last 100 years,Ó Thompson said. He feels that, despite the overall surprise surrounding the string of anthrax cases, the government responded swiftly to the problem. At this point, he said, they are very close to determining the location of the laboratory where the anthrax was developed.
How his department responded to the anthrax scare isnÕt the only thing heÕs proud of in his one year as HHS secretary. In the Feb. 7 speech, Thompson revealed for the audience his new waiver model for a public health care system, to be announced nationally on Monday. Of the billions of dollars to be used for projects like research for vaccines, investments to protect the safety of the food supply, and reserves for protection against possible bio-terrorism incidents, Wisconsin will receive $19 million. The plan is based on his BadgerCare model, used in Wisconsin while he was governor. Under Badger-Care, each eligible family could receive up to $2,600 in medical aid annually. Under the new plan, however, the eligible family allotment is $3,000. Thompson was proud of the effectiveness of his department to get things done as well. California is one state that has already accepted the plan. He hopes that other states See Thompson Page 8
Photo by Andy Farrell
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson speaks at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association annual convention, Feb. 1, at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Thsompson received the WNAÕs Newsmaker of the Year award for 2001.
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FEATURES Getting to know you: Professor Greg Rabidoux BY TERESA DICKERT Staff Writer As a newer face amongst the Carroll College faculty, teaching here about two years, many people may not know who Greg Rabidoux is. Some students may recognize him from an introductory politics class or first year seminar, but where else does he appear on campus? Recently a Pre-Law Club began at Carroll (see last issue), of which Rabidoux, a current law student himself, correspondingly accepted the position of advisor. He explains that the subject of law has always interested him, and admits he was a bit of a geek when he was younger because he preferred to read Sherlock Holmes and law cases rather than other novels. These days he is fascinated with other major influences in American history such as John Marshall, Thomas
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Jefferson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. He feels that one of the more admirable people living today is Anthony Robbins, a power motivator who sells books and other materials on infomercials. If you are reading this article, you may also notice his byline in the New Perspective. He contributes articles because he believes that having a strong student newspaper at a college is vital, and that the college community (professors, students, alumni, etc.) should support it if they expect the newspaper staff to succeed. Rabidoux knows these things first hand since he was the editor of the newspaper when he attended high school. Also in high school, as a member of BoysÕ State, he learned that when people rally around a common goal and have a greater good in mind extreme differences in background/race can be overcome. (Ironically, in his case it was creating a newspaper for BoysÕ State.) He uses
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Student Orgs, Good luck on the start of a new semester! Paul, LetÕs have a sober ValentineÕs Day for once. LetÕs go to that dance in the Ballroom on Feb. 16! Hugs & Kisses, You know who!
this story to encourage people to reflect on how alike they are, instead of focusing on differences. Rabidoux also suggests, ÒStudents
“STUDENTS SHOULD ALWAYS BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES AND THEIR ABILITIES NO MATTER WHAT THEIR MAJOR BECAUSE THEY CAN MAKE A POSITIVE EFFECT.” Greg Rabidoux should always believe in themselves and their abilities no matter what their major because they can make a positive effect.Ó According to Rabidoux, faculty members play an important role. In addition to required content, they should provide the Òopportunity for students to develop key life skills,Ó so that long after the material is forgotten, those students will still have other knowledge to fall back on.
When he was working at attaining his masterÕs at American University in Washington D.C., he indirectly learned a lesson of his own. A former military officer who, in his opinion, epitomized the three characteristics of persistence, determination, and hard work taught him by example. As a student and professor, Rabidoux understands the pressures and demands placed upon his students, and empathizes with them. His view is that todayÕs students have been expected to become more serious at an earlier age. He explains that expectations to complete internships, participate in extra curricular activities, complete research studies, etc., do not allow students much time to themselves. Personally, Rabidoux feels that managing time is the most difficult part about being a law student and professor simultaneously. ÒIt is a chalSee Rabidoux Page 7
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FEATURES Habitat takes a time to help this spring BY ISABEL STEWART Staff Writer
Tracy Weber works earnestly to help build this Florida home.
Speaker/KingÕs words of principle From Page 3
sive life experiences. He related this first encounter with King to show the impression left on him by such an important historical figure. It was not the only time the speaker had the opportunity to interact with Dr. King. He met a few times later in life through rallies and circles of common people. ÒKing gave me a principle on which to operate,Ó said Omokunde. Dr. KingÕs principle was that of nonviolence, and as the speaker told, King remained faithful to his Òthing of nonviolence.Ó He also explained that KingÕs message was one for all people, not just young black men, like Omokunde was when he first met him. ÒYou have to see the contributions that people have made to this world,Ó Omokunde responded when asked how to follow through with KingÕs work in todayÕs world. He also asked that people reflect on themselves and operate on KingÕs basis of love, courage, and truth. Omokunde will soon be the minister at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Milwaukee. He is currently the director of the Griffith Center for Arts and Life.
Almost 35 Carroll College students will be going to Colorado and Georgia with Habitat for Humanity this spring break to build homes for the needy. ÒThere are only a few places left,Ó said president of Habitat for Humanity at Carroll College, Mary Froemming She went on to say that, ÒIt is no accident we are going to Colorado this year.Ó Froemming loves to ski. Her position as trip coordinator last year allowed her some say in where this yearÕs trip would be. ÒWhere else can you get a one
week vacation for $175?Ó Froemming added. Froemming also loves to travel and this was one of the main reasons she joined Habitat for Humanity. Froemming continued with, ÒLast yearÕs Miami trip caused some students to get sunburn from lying at the beach for a full day.Ó Froemming pointed out, however, that itÕs not all just about fun and frolicking in the sun. ÒWhat makes it worthwhile is knowing that you are helping others at the same time.Ó The homes the group builds are basic two- or three-bedroom houses with no frills. StudentÕs who are interested in knowing more about Habitat for Humanity can contact Mary Froemming or Kirstin Regelin at x7490.
Greek Corner: Spring welcomes new faces BY ADAM RYGG Staff Writer ItÕs the start of another calendar year, and another great semester here at Carroll College. Let me be one of the many wishing you all a great spring and I hope that you all had a wonderful month off. Well, Greek Life at Carroll has been busy during the past few weeks. Every organization has new officers and, by the time you read this, most organizations will have new members. Names were unavailable at press time, but will be hopefully be included in the next issue. In my continuing effort to be informative, IÕll clue you all in on the new officers for the six Greek orgs on campus, including the Greek Council. YouÕll notice a lot of differing titles for the officers from chapter to chapter, but the majority of positions are comparable to those in other chapters. Alpha Gamma Delta - President: Heidi Hoffmann - VP Member Development: Erin Cheney - VP Scholarship: Kimberly Beagley - VP Recruitment: Kati Zvara
- VP Operations: Jenni Rieger - VP Finance: Sarah Bresnehan - VP Campus Relations: Serena Michaels - New Members Coordinator: Alison Manley - Social: Ashley Merritt Alpha Xi Delta - President: Jenny Conway - Chapter Life VP: Laura Stimac - Programs VP: Amanda Dorneden - Public Relations VP: Teri Dobson - Membership VP: Liz Cummings - Financial VP: Aurelia Schultz - Panhellenic Delegate: Krystal Hansche - Secretary: Emily Koss Beta Pi Epsilon - President: Rocco Lazaris - Pledge Warden: Aaron Manske - Vice President: Mike Balda - Secretary: Jim Dakolias - Treasurer: Ben Fiebelkorn - Social Chair: Travis Steuber - Comptroller: Andy Paroubek - Rush Chair: Gregg Rhode Chi Omega - President: Sarah Zabrowski - Vice President: Heidi Sgarbossa - Secretary: Shair Wied
- Treasurer: Stephanie Puryear - New Member Educator: Jennifer Puett - Personnel Chairman: Maria DeKoning - Recruitment Chairman: Amanda Tarantino - Panhellenic Delegate: Allison Konrad Delta Rho Upsilon - President: Ryan Schultz - Pledge Warden: Justin Jacobs - Vice President: Brett Wickmann - Rush Chairman: Brian Mekka - Treasurer: Dustin Halyburton - Social Chairman: Scott Myren - House Manager: Josh Bacon - Secretary: Derek Kitts - Academic Chairman: Jason Manthei Delta Zeta - President: Stephanie Sorvala - VP Membership: Sarah Kurlinski - VP New Member Education: Naomi Hoffelt - VP Programming: April Meyer - Secretary: Beth Cromheecke - Treasurer: Jill Musselman - Academics Chair: Becky Kraus For Greek Council: - President: Sarah Zabrowski, Chi See Greek Corner Page 7
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FEATURES Greek Corner/calling all transfer students, donÕt forget about serenading From Page 6
Omega - Vice President: Rocco Lazaris, Beta Pi Epsilon - Secretary: Ryan Schultz, Delta Rho Upsilon - Treasurer: Stephanie Sorvala, Delta Zeta - Corresponding Secretary: Heidi Hoffmann, Alpha Gamma Delta Whew! With that out of the way, itÕs time to inform you all of some upcoming dates in the Greek Life calendar. As far as recruitment goes, there are many dates still upcoming, but unfortunately many of them will have passed by the time you read this, so I wonÕt include them. The dates that still make sense to announce come from Delta Rho Upsilon and Alpha Xi Delta. DRU has an informational meeting on Feb. 7 at 10 p.m. in the Oak Room. Alpha Xi Delta has five more Continuous Open Bidding dates remaining. They are Feb. 5, 7, 11, and 12 at 9 p.m. and Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. All events will take place in the Alpha Xi Delta suite between the Bergs. Also, those of you that are Greek already, donÕt forget about Serenading coming up on Feb. 19. This is a call to any and all transfer
students that were affiliated with a Greek organization at their old school, but now donÕt have a chapter to call home on this campus. Please, any ÒFree GreeksÓ contact me via email at email@example.com so that we, the Greeks at Carroll can get to know you better. There will be much more information coming to you via the Greek Corner in the weeks to come. New Member and Pledge classes for the individual orgs, along with many more dates and events for both affliates and non-affiliates. One last thing that I want to do, and I get to since this is my column, is impart a little of my wisdom (if you can call it that) from having been here for nearly four years. Compare it to SpringerÕs Final Thought or something, but here goes... Throughout your years at college, friends will come and go, and people that you were once close with will, for some inexplicable reason, push themselves away. YouÕll have ups, youÕll have downs, but bottom line: DonÕt sweat the small stuff. There is too much little stuff that gets in the way of the greater good. College can be the greatest experience of your entire life, so long as you let it be. The little things will work themselves out. DonÕt loose sleep. Later on...
Rabidoux/committed to true quality From Page 5
lenge to stay fresh and energetic,Ó he asserts, Òwhile keeping up with the responsibilities to myself, my students, and more importantly my wife.Ó During the odd occasions in which he has free time, he will workout to stay energetic and healthy, or attend movies in the theaters. Each of these things he tries to do with his wife, Maravillas Lencina. ÒMaravillas is Spanish for marvelous,Ó Rabidoux explains. She was originally from
Spain, but was participating in a professional tennis competition in Texas when Rabidoux happened to be there teaching. She currently is a member of the faculty at Marquette University. Rabidoux has some advice based on the relationship he has with his wife. He suggests, ÒWhen you find someone of true quality, make sure you hold on to that person, and commit yourself to that person. I have, and I have never regretted that decision.Ó He maintains, ÒThis upcoming September 12th we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary.Ó
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Crime Science Club opens door to world of forensic science BY ERIN HUNT Staff Writer Last fall, Susan Brastad and fellow classmates decided that a Crime Science club for students interested in forensic science would be ideal. Vice president of the club, senior Tammy Zeisset, said that associate professor Kevin McMahon brought the idea to the attention of his forensic science class to see if there was a possibility that a club would be formed. ÒWe had a common interest and decided to do it,Ó Brastad, a current sophomore and the president of the Crime Science Club, said. Meetings are held approximately once a month usually during the first or second week. The next meeting will be held on Feb. 4 at 9 p.m. the location to be announced when it is known.
Each meeting contains information about job opportunities available in the field of forensic science. Members have the chance to bring up forensic science cases interest them. Also included in meetings are discussions pertaining to classes. Brastad said that the club tries to set up at least one activity during each month. This is the clubs first year with activities because last year was devoted to creating and setting up the club. Events include the upcoming trip to the Milwaukee Crime Lab on Feb. 15, open to club members only. A police sketch artist is scheduled to visit Carroll on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the photo room of the art center. This event is available to any Carroll student who is interested and would like to learn more about sketch artists. Due to its recent formation, the Crime Science Club has only 10 members and is open to all who have an interest in forensic science. McMahon is the faculty advisor of the club.
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FEATURES Person on the street: Where are you headed for Spring Break 2002? BY
ELIZABETH MARTIN Staff Writer
Photos by Elizabeth Martin
ÒIÕm going to New Orleans with Concert Choir.Ó Sophomore Shingsay Lee
ÒIÕm flying to L.A. to visit my best friend who goes to Pitzer College.Ó Freshman Molly Schuman ÒIÕm going to a religion conference in Orlando, Florida.Ó Junior Matt Wilson
ÒIÕm going to celebrate my birthday by going to the Ani DiFranco concert at the Eagles Ballroom.Ó Sophomore Holly DeMark
ÒIÕm going to visit a friend at the University of South Florida in Tampa.Ó Junior Val Weed
ÒIÕll be going to Myrtle Beach, and also working.Ó Freshman Dave Williamson
ÒIÕm just going to sit at home and be bored, although my birthday is the day Spring Break starts.Ó Senior Theresa Schenk
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will be so quick to do the same, but that the pace at which Washington moves is much slower than at that state level. ÒThey turn you down nine times out of ten just to show you whoÕs boss,Ó Thompson said. In turn, Thompson reflected on how Wisconsin government operates. He criticized the stateÕs current condition. ÒWisconsin has too much government,Ó said Thompson. ÒThe comprehensive government needs to be revitalized and redesigned.Ó
He explained that duplication of services is occurring among departments. He also touched on the budget situation, noting that there is no connection between who raises money and who spends it. He was careful, however, not to blame Governor McCallum for WisconsinÕs budget problems. A slimmer Thompson concluded his speech by offering a few action items for everyone regarding their health. He said heÕs putting the entire health department on a diet, and is on a diet himself, intending to lose 10 to 15 pounds.
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EDITORIALS Do you have a problem with Carroll College? BY NATHAN TRITT Editor-in-Chief Are there things about Carroll College that you want to know? Are there things that just bug the hell out of you at this school? Are there certain administrators or staff at this school that you just canÕt stand or you just donÕt understand why they do what they do and when they do it? Well, you have four feasible options as far as what to do about it. I outline those options here. You can write an anonymous paper about it like our buddy ÒCÓ did and leave them all over campus for students and faculty to read and laugh at, but not really do anything about. To make the credibility of your complaints even less worthy, you could mention some things that arenÕt even true and then, for the ones that are, you could not suggest any solutions for improvement. In the event that you donÕt like that option, you could go with choice two. Why not write a letter to the editor and bitch about it so that our school newspaper can be filled with other peopleÕs problems that
no one else wants to hear about. And when you do that, make sure that you fill it with content similar to the above suggestions so that our school paper can be filled with information about as credible as those napkins you wiped your mouth with in the PIT. Then maybe The New Perspective can return to the style of newspaper that so many complained about in the past and we have done our damnedest to change this year. For those who donÕt like either of the above options, this one might be for you. How about actually talking to some of the people that have power at this school and getting answers to those questions that so bug you? Then, when you find out the answers and still arenÕt satisfied with how things are being handled, come up with some solutions of your own and bring them back to those ÒpowerfulÓ people. What to do when they donÕt care or donÕt listen? Well, then write a letter to the editor and let everyone know about your little ÒstudyÓ into things and maybe others will either join you or some Òmore powerfulÓ people will take notice of whatÕs going on. What, youÕre still stuck back on the part when I mentioned finding out the answers to your questions? Oh, you apparently have
Politically Speaking: The patience thing BY
GREG RABIDOUX Staff Writer
Steadfast. Patient. Persistent. Often used to describe George Bush, the person, these words were actually invoked by George Bush the president. Not to describe himself, but rather to exhort all Americans to demonstrate these qualities that he is convinced will be necessary to win the war on terrorism and to literally defeat evil in our time. The words certainly sound prudent (this is after all a Bush family trait, you know) and they certainly make sense. Yet, itÕs just not the first cluster of adjectives I think of when I think of describing my fellow Americans. Impatient, hyper-linked, ever-shifting, frequently bored, now thatÕs a cluster that makes more sense. Or at least it does to Madison Avenue advertisers who, research indicates, frequently use these terms in their field reports to describe the attitudes and characteristics of many Americans who double as potential consumers. Essentially, lots of advertising exec-
utives get paid huge bucks to somehow break through these barriers of impatience, lack of focus, and inertia and get Americans to stop, listen and pay attention. At least long enough to transition from paying attention to paying for whatever is the product du jour. Now, if youÕve been playing at home so far and I havenÕt yet lost you, and since this column is politically speaking and not advertising speaking, hereÕs my political point (and yes, Ellen Degeneris, I, also, do have one!) are we, as Americans ready, willing and actually capable of seeing this war on terrorism through? Will we stay patient, steadfast (whatever that really means) and persistent enough to defend enduring freedom in our day? LetÕs face it, any culture that begins spewing TV sit-coms celebrating the ÒnostalgiaÓ of the 1980Õs while some of us are still occassionally awaking in a cold sweat fighting nightmares of Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam band reunion, and Billy Idol is still struggling to kick his drug habit (okay, heÕs been battling for decades, I know), is a rather impatient, on-the-go culture. While the See Politically Speaking Page 10
chosen to talk to those on this campus that donÕt want to give answers to anyone about anything. Well, I guess then youÕll just have to settle for the fourth choice. Read on. Now for your fourth and final option as I see it. Well, I guess thatÕs assuming that you donÕt take the fifth option of sitting on your ass and doing nothing about your concerns, like so many on this campus do. But then again, if that were your choice, you would have stopped reading this a long time ago. So on to choice number four. ThereÕs an organization on this campus known as Student Senate, you may have heard of it. Yes, believe it or not, part of their job in this elite group is to deal with studentsÕ concerns. So why not mention your problems to someone on Senate or go to one of their meetings? Senate is currently soliciting a list of student complaints. Yours may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. DonÕt believe that theyÕll do anything about yours or they wonÕt listen to you? If you remember way back to last year, those of you that were here, Senate President Brad Nehrbass
campaigned that he wanted students to bring concerns to him personally, saying in his victory statement, ÒIÕm here to fight for the students.Ó Do you have a problem putting your faith in Student Senate or its president? ThereÕs another organization on this campus that has the job of informing the Carroll community to whatÕs going on and to do your dirty work for you if necessary. Yes, you guessed right, that very paper you have in your hands. Send an email to email@example.com and weÕll look into the issue for you and, if necessary, contacts can be made with other media, as it is a quite broad term, such as the Waukesha Freeman or the Milwaukee JournalSentinel. Part of a student newspaperÕs job is to be a ÒwatchdogÓ for the campus. LetÕs disregard those first two choices, unlike someone on this campus who so unfortunately didnÕt, and settle on one of the final two. Whatever you do though, letÕs not join those at Carroll who have so tragically chosen number five.
Bible Stories 101: Off to do what needs to be done BY
WILLIAM HUMPHREYS Staff Writer
O.K., big fella, bring it on! says the little guy to the big strong bully! And the stage is set yet again for the underdog to make a good showing. The gamblersÕ point spread would have made betting unlikely. Obviously the odds-on favorite would make quick work of the little guy with the sling. Here we have the battle between David and the giant, Goliath. The story builds a bit like a movie or made-for-t.v. drama, so it begins somewhat before the actual encounter. The warriors are really the armies of the the Philistines and the Israelites. The Bible book of I Samuel, chapter 17, tells us "the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with a valley between them." Sÿ oh, the story's almost too exciting to quote or paraphrase it here! Look it up in the Bible your roommate's grandparents gave them for going away to college! I'm referring to the NRSV, the New Revised Standard Version. David is simply too young to join the army and engage in its military activities, so, 1) his three oldest brothers go off to fight and 2), David stays home to tend the family sheep. Eventually their father,
Jesse, sends a care package off to the front lines for the oldest sons by way of the young son, David. When David gets to where the action is going to be, he sees what we readers already know: The Philistines have quite a champion warrior in this big guy named Goliath. His height is reported to be six cubits and a span, which translates to be about ten feet tall. HeÕs protected from tip to toe with heavy metal, and his offer rings through the valley: ÒToday I defy the ranks of Israel! Give me a man, that we may fight together.Ó Apparently the deal is one way to settle the battle: each side puts forward their best fighter, and whoever wins between the two, their side is considered the victor. This sort of offer, of course, is one that would be advanced by the side more sure of their possibilities. David, coming from home with the care packages for his older brothers, happens upon the scene just in time to hear one of GoliathÕs mouthy taunts. And at about that same time, the Israelite king offers up one of the kingÕs daughters and a good looking future to the warrior who kills the giant Philistine. Withstanding the predictable scorn of his older brothers, David volunteers to take on the bully. The king, Saul, responds logically: ÒYou are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; See Bible Stories 101 Page 10
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EDITORIALS Diversity is people: Administration is people, too BY
SARAH SCHLEICHER News Editor
Please send any criticism, suggestions or other responses to Sarah Schleicher at firstname.lastname@example.org. Is anyone besides me frustrated? It has been proven to me once again that just when you begin to think that youÕve made headway and that all your efforts have led to some great change, the road is even longer and more winding than you could ever have imagined. Through my involvement with Student Senate, I learned that Senior Staff was to acknowledge the importance of diversity on our campus and would champion the cause by establish-
ing a committee to address the diversity enigma that faces our institution. This announcement was made some time in October. Since then, I have not heard one word concerning the development of this committee that was to include student input. If I were optimistic with respect to this particular matter, I would say that maybe the information regarding the committee has not yet filtered down to the student level. However, I have grown out of my naivetŽ concerning the workings of this school with which I came here, wideeyed. Two more likely options are that either the people who were to implement this committee are dragging their feet, or they are digging their heels deep into the ground and there is no intention among the members of Senior Staff
to establish a group that, if run effectively, will be a valuable addition to the ambitions of Carroll College. Effective the end of last semester, the Senior Staff liaison resigned from Student Senate due to his frustration with the operation of our student government. If what Senior Staff needs is a little prodding from their Student Senate liaison, IÕm not sure that the new representative will have the same goals as the previous liaison. ItÕs quite possible that this person will, but unfortunately, senators can be self-serving under the guise of serving the student body. It seems then, that the diversity committee coming from Senior Staff is dead in the water. Knowing that admin-
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for you are just a boy, and he has been a warrior from his youth.Ó But David reminds the king that he, David, as a shepherd boy, has had to defeat lions and bears (with apologies to the NFL), and Òthis uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, since he has defied the armies of the living God.Ó Whoa. OK. The king puts his own armor on David and says something along the lines of Ògo get Ôim, TigerÓ. But alas, the kingÕs armor is a detriment to the agility of the young shepherd. So David shrugs it off. Then (verse 40) Òhe took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones from the wadi (the creek bed that runs with water only after it rains) and put them in his shepherdÕs bag, in the pouch; his sling was in his hand, and he drew near to the Philistine.Ó Some pretty good dialog happens next (verses 41-47), including the usual taunting and boasting by the bully and the underdogÕs appeal to truth and justice and the patriotic way. Now with GodÕs reputation on the line, and quoting again to catch the excitement of it all: ÒDavid put his hand in his bag, took out a stone, slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead; the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell face down on the ground. Then David ran and stood over the Philistine; he grasped his sword, drew it out of its sheath, and killed him; then he cut off his head with it.Ó The story of David continues for a
long time, with political and theological intrigue to keep us interested for quite a good read. In the meantime, from this story of David and Goliath we might learn several lessons. Among them we note the importance of using the gifts we have to do what needs to be done. Little people really can successfully stand up to people with more clout than principles. Slings and stones initially seem like no match for well-armored opponents. Refusing to wear the kingÕs armor seems silly, but confidence in the skill of the sling helped to win the day. And in this story, as in many real life stories, the giant bully is finally done in by his own armaments. Notice that it was the shepherdÕs stone and skill that felled the big guy, but it was his own sword that killed Goliath! Oh boy, itÕs stories like this that bring beads of sweat to the foreheads of folks in power and authority over others. And itÕs stories like this one that give aid and comfort to people who might otherwise feel powerless against injustice. If you need a prescription to get up and do what needs to be done, read this story for yourself. Then, look out, world! Here we come! (It helps the cause if we get together. We hear echoes of underdogs near and far, saying, ÔLetÕs rollÕ.) If you need directions for making or using a sling, get in touch with the chaplain. And donÕt forget to be careful when you try these things at home! The Rev. William Huphreys is the chaplain for Carroll College.
istrators are people, like the students, janitors, food service workers, professors and other faces that dot our campus, why does impacting the powersthat-be seem like such an insurmountable task? Rather than an answer to this question, just as I predicted when I opened this column, I only have more questions. When will the needs of our students who come from diverse backgrounds finally be met? Who on this campus will care enough and take it upon themselves to find the channels necessary for change? A handful of students with this attitude exists. Whether they hold enough power to influence the administration of Carroll College remains to be seen.
average teen canÕt believe it when their internet download takes an extra 20 seconds, (Dude, upgrade your system, itÕs so 5 seconds ago)and anyone over the age of 30 still marvels at this magical thing called the internet itself (okay, let me get this straight, you can actually scan pictures here and someone in Sri Lanka will get it within seconds...!) you know that in terms of time, distance and the relativity of patience, there are some huge gaps in this country. Of course, this may just be, to quote that ever patient playwright, William Shakespeare, a lot of passion and sound and fury over not a whole lot. You canÕt score if you donÕt even play the game, and itÕs tough to heed the words of this president, any President, if you never know what was said. The sad but true fact is that most Americans simply, for a number of reasons, donÕt or canÕt even take the 30-40 minutes out of their day to watch the televised State of the Union address. In times of peace, this statistic can be rather sobering, in times of very real, very uncertain terrorism attacks, this fact is downright dangerous. So, if you have not yet done the print equivalent of surfing and changing the channel on this coumn yet, I will close with a few brief (itÕs that patience thing again)highlights and comments on the rest of the PresidentÕs message and then a personal challenge to each and every one of you steadfast readers. First the highlights; President Bush requested that all citizens be alert, be willing to volunteer and give back to
your community, and put the cell phone, laptop and video game away. At least for a few minutes. Also, keep an eye out for the proposed New USA Freedom Corps. When it comes to your town, get off the couch and do some good for your self, family and neighbors. At least for a few minutes. Pay attention to Homeland Security, the president is asking for double the funds to fight evil in terms of bio-terrorism, emergency readiness, nuclear plant safety (Homer J. Simpson at your service, sir!) and more resources to fund airline and airport security. A more aggressive push to explore oil reserves here at home, including in the Alaska wildlife refuge region, cutting the dependence on foreign oil is the goal. Domestically, the president forcefully called for bi-partisanship spirit and unity to help pass a legislative stimulus package to help create jobs. Less social security checks and more employment paychecks as he put it. Finally, in what actually never fails to get my patriotic blood stirred, the president called on us to seize this moment in history to ensure that freedom is not lost on our watch, and that those who seek to do us evil are defeated. Steadfast. Patient. Persistent. Sometimes, winning means defeating the enemy within too. Now, the challenge to each and every one of you. Simple. Every now and then slow down. Unplug from technology and do something, even a little thing for someone other than your self. ItÕs that greater good, pateince thing again. Greg Rabidoux is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 2001: Year in pop music BY KENNETH KAMINSKI Special to The New Perspective
ROB GONZALES Rob Gonzales, a Boston-based singer-songwriter, refers to his music as a cross between David Gray, The Wallflowers and Sheryl Crow. Gonzales is a Wisconsin native, raised in Wauwatosa. He is currently traveling on is “Missing Wisconsin Tour 2002” in which he will be visiting 20 Wisconsin Colleges in 22 days.
Family Weekend Friday, Feb. 8 Hypnotist Frederick Winters @ 7:00 p.m. in Shattuck Auditorium Announcement of Winter Carnival winners
Saturday, Feb. 9 WomenÕs basketball hosts Ripon @ 2:00 p.m. in Van Male Gymnasium MenÕs basketball hosts Ripon @ 4:00 p.m. in Van Male Gymnasium Live music with Rob Gonzales @ 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom
If one word could sum up the year in pop music that word would be: unpredictable. Teen pop tumbled, aggressive rock rumbled and the music industry was humbled by the events of Sept. 11. The Backstreet Boys, NÕSync, and Britney Spears, Generation ZÕs favorite stars, took an inevitable blow in 2001; each found their latest CDs selling way below expectations while radio listeners and record buyers got tired of bare bellies and airbrushed boy bands. One of the Backstreet Boys even ended up in rehab this past year, proving that these squeaky clean studio creations are not as they appear. Speaking of rehab, leggy screecher Mariah Carey spent part of her year in psych wards, coping from exhaustion and depression. Her CD and movie Gitter became a punchline for many a late night talk show host, only adding to the ÒdreamloverÕsÓ stress level. Rock music made a bombastic comeback in 2001, with many of the top albums of the year belonging to ferocious, bitter bands. Tool, Linkin Park, System Of A Down, and Limp Bizkit all topped the charts, but it was the four men in Staind and their Break the Cycle CD along with a hit single ÒItÕs Been AwhileÓ that pummeled all. The year 2001 saw some leftfield success stories: young Alicia Keys had a smash with Songs in A Minor and its single ÒFallinÕ.Ó KeysÕ soulful and sexy R&B was a welcome change from Britney and Christina, and she even writes her own songs! It took ÒOnly Time,Ó but IrelandÕs Enya found her A Day Without Rain thundering up the charts, while smooth jazz chanteuse Sade returned after a lengthy hiatus only to find impressive sales of the smooth operatorÕs Lovers Rock. The top selling CD of 2001 is a big surprise. The BeatlesÕ 1, a set of the Fab FourÕs greatest hits, outsold any release this past year. Sadly, one
of those Beatles, George Harrison, passed away this December, leaving the supergroupÕs legacy to live on in Paul and Ringo. The top single of the year was ÒHanging By A MomentÓ by Lifehouse, a dubious honor for a band you will probably never hear from againÉ No Doubt hottie Gwen Stefani guest starred on two of the yearÕs best singles, ÒLet Me Blow Ya MindÓ with Eve, and MobyÕs ÒSouth Side.Ó Reggae act Shaggy proclaimed ÒIt WasnÕt MeÓ and racked up huge sales of his CD Hotshot, while softie Dido told fans ÒThankyouÓ for her multiplatinum hit No Angel. As for live shows, I had the opportunity to see two of this yearÕs most hyped and marketable concert tours: Madonna and U2. MadonnaÕs Drowned World Tour was a dizzying spectacle of sight and sound that saw the Material Girl cavorting with samurai warriors, riding a mechanical bull and even playing guitar. It was a triumphant return to the stage for this pop icon. Whereas MadonnaÕs show was high on theatrics, U2Õs Elevation 2001 Tour was a stripped down affair that emphasized the power of music to unite and heal the masses. The Irish bandÕs October show in Chicago was a transcendent, spiritual congregation unlike any concert I have witnessed. SPIN magazine named U2 ÒBand Of The Year,Ó and for good reason. These four guys have established themselves as rockÕs reigning kings. In addition to the painful loss of George Harrison, 2001 found an untimely passing of singer and actress Aaliyah in a plane crash. Finally, one could not possibly make mention of the year that was without bringing up the tragic events of Sept. 11th. The horrible terrorist attacks moved pop musicÕs elite to stage concerts and cut benefit singles to raise money for the victims of the disasters. The new millennium ÒofficiallyÓ began this year, and if the past twelve months in pop music are any indication of whatÕs to come, we can look forward to exciting sounds in the futureÉ
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Table for Three: Noodles, for pasta, pesto, and sautee, oh my! ELIZABETH MARTIN, MOLLY SCHUMAN & LAUREN YOUNG
Staff Writer With a rumbling in our tummies, and the jingling of change in out pockets, we embarked on the traditional Friday night journey of finding quality food on a stingy budget. Because of our Òpoor college studentÓ status, we had to find a restaurant that would fit our ÒwelfareÓ status needs: close to campus so as not to waste gas in our cars made before we were born, affordable and palatable cuisine, and a rousing atmosphere that aides in kick-starting the upcoming class-free weekend. ÒDriving down the highway, road 164, Molly spied a Noodles and jumped right out the door.Ó (Everybody now!) As we walked through the door of Noodles and Co., our tired senses were awakened. The aromas of an array of herbs and spices used to flavor the tasty little sauces
used on NoodlesÕ various can be made to suit omniculinary offerings complivores like Ellie and Molly, mented a bright and as well, with an added cost classy-looking dining of up to $1.95. That might room. We ordered our sound like an extravagant food in a fast food-style amount of money, but seemanner and found a clean ing that all bowls of pasta table to sit at. Ellie are under $6, what salivatordered the Indonesian ing mouth would pass that Peanut Sautee with chickup? Besides many kinds of en, Molly bought the pasta, salads, soups, and Pesto Cavatappi with even something for the extra Parmesan and brockiddies is offered. A wide coli, and Lauren chose array of beverages from the Pasta Fresca. alcohol (beer and wine) to All of us liked, no, teas to organic fruit juices Photo by Ellizabeth Martin loved, our giganto bowls to soft drinks, like LaurenÕs Carroll students search for a tasty, affordable cuisine that will not hurt the gas tank or the wallet. of pasta, brought to our favorite, Orange Slice, are offered. table by one of the many We rate Noodles with a Òfull gas friendly teenage staff members. EllieÕs the right amount of tang to it,Ó she said flavorful Peanut Sautee was full of thin after we left. The Pesto Cavatappi that tankÓ (empty gas tank=horrible, rice noodles, many kinds of vegetables, Molly chose was Òsimply deliciousÓ full=great), because thatÕs how far weÕd and spicy peanut sauce, while LaurenÕs because it featured curly cavatappi pasta drive to eat at one! Check out the Oodles of Noodles website at http://www.nooPasta Fresca was a light blend of penne paired with a basil-y sauce. Lauren loves Noodles because virtu- dles.com to find out more about their pasta, tossed with oil and vinegar, feta cheese, and sautŽed vegetables. ÒIt had ally everything is vegetarian, however, it menu, locations, and more!
Creed will take fans ÔHigherÕ this ValentineÕs Day On Feb. 14th, Milwaukee will Country crooner Alan Jackson embrace one of the biggest bands in the knocked the trio from that lofty posicountry Òwith arms wide open.Ó tion, but ÒWeatheredÓ continues to Creed, currently the most popular reign in the Top 3 as of press time. rock act in the U.S., will storm the Rock critics have disemboweled Bradley Center as part of their Creed, calling their music an inexcusÒWeatheredÓ tour this able rip-off of Seattle ValentineÕs Day. The grungemasters Pearl Creed concert is nearly soldJam and Soundgarden. Where: Bradley Center out. Nevertheless, When: February 14 The band, with lead radio and record buyTime: 7:30 p.m. singer Scott Stapp, ers are all over this Call TicketMaster at (414) drummer Scott Phillips, band. ÒWeatheredÕsÓ, 276-4545 for tickets and guitarist Mark first single ÒMy Tremonti, have enjoyed SacrificeÓ is a current left-field success since their first album, Top Ten smash and the tour is shaping ÒMy Own PrisonÓwas released in 1997. up to be one of 2002Õs most lucrative CreedÕs sophomore effort, ÒHuman concert treks. ClayÓ, continues to sell exceedingly CreedÕs fans have embraced the well, powered by its massive radio hits, groupÕs spirited, soaring anthems and ÒHigherÓ and ÒWith Arms Wide StappÕs introspective, soul seeking Open.Ó lyrics. Creed was even profiled on a ÒWeatheredÓ, released in highly rated episode of VH1Õs ÒBehind November of last year, was a giant The MusicÓ. straight out of the box. The CD The show begins at 7:30 pm with debuted at Number One on BillboardÕs Tantric opening. Tickets, at $36.50 and album chart, and stayed there for eight $40.50, are on sale at all consecutive weeks. TicketMaster© outlets.
Photo by Andy Farrell
Reverend Charile F. Edmonds shares music and stories about the history of blues with students in the P.I.T. on Feb. 4.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A & E IN THE AREA BY TABITHA MENNING Arts & Entertainment Editor Arts The Tender Land - Feb. 1 - 17 - Skylight Opera Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center - 158 N. Broadway - (414) 291-7800 Michael Petri and Manuel Barrueco - Feb. 9 - Pabst Theatre - 144 Wells St. - (414) 286-3663 Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel - ÒThe Romantic BalladÓ - Feb. 13 - Pabst Theatre - 144 Wells St. - (414) 286-3663 Triple Espresso - Now through Feb. 16th - Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - 926 N. Water St. - (414) 273-7206 Hal Leonard Jazz Series - Double-bassist Ray Brown and trio - Feb. 16 - Pabst Theatre - 144 Wells St. - (414) 286-3663 Arlo Guthrie - Feb. 22 - Pabst Theatre - 144 Wells St. - (414) 286-3663
The Pelican - Feb. 21 - 25 - Otteson Theatre Studio, Carroll College - Performed by Carroll Players - Thu, Fri, Sat: 7 p.m. - Sun : 2 & 7 p.m. - (262) 524-7633 Recent Work - Feb. 22 - 29 - Marceil Pultorak Atrium Gallery, Humphrey Arts Center of Carroll College - Judy Nolan and Michael Imes, ceramics, and Carroll Arts Students Union - A juried, mix media student show - Opening reception on Feb. 22 at 5:307:30 p.m. 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. - (414) 276-7889 Entertainment Bradley Center - (414) 227-0400 - Feb. 14 Creed - Feb. 27 Target Stars on Ice Eagles Ballroom/ The Rave - Feb. 7 Busta Rhymes - Feb. 8 Judas Priest and Anthrax - Feb. 9 Sevendust
- Feb. 13 Flickerstick Fu Manchu - Feb. 20 Ludacris Potawotomi Bingo and Casino - (414) 645-6888 - Feb. 8 Neal McCoy Riverside Theatre - (414) 224-3000 - Feb. 14 Mary J. Blige - Feb. 19 Hall and Oates Shank Hall - (414) 276-7288 - Feb. 8 The Danglers - Feb. 9 Saffire: The Uppity Blues Woman - Feb. 13 Kasim Sulton - Feb. 14 Steve Forbert, Stacy Earle and Mark Stuart U.S. Cellular One Arena - (414) 908-6001 - Feb. 8 - 10 Speed Stick National Arena Cross Series Wisconsin State Fair Grounds - Feb. 1 - 3 Greater Milwaukee Wordworking Show - Feb. 1 - 3 Wisconsin Sports and Military Firearms Collectors Association - Feb. 2 - 3 Rummage-O-Rama - Feb. 7 - 8 4oth Annual Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Show - Feb. 8 - 10 Musky Expo - Feb. 16 Bicycle Swap Meet - Feb. 16 - 17 Heart of the Park Antique Show and Sale - Feb. 16 - 17 Rummage-O-Rama - Feb. 17 Model A Ford Club Swap Meet - Feb. 21 - 24 38th Annual Milwaukee RV and Camping Trailer Show - Feb. 22 - 24 Andrew Toyota SALTO National Gymnastics Invitational
Rose Red: King returns BY
AMANDA JOHNSON Features Editor
ABC-TVÕs first mini-series of the year, Stephen KingÕs ÒRose RedÓ is among the top tales of this acclaimed creator of the Horror genre; both in books and movies. When the sun dances away and the night skies roll in, and the rain clouds cover Seattle, there is one mansion, Rose Red that attracts the mind, the evil, the secrets, and the fear with in us all. And now, after recovering from a critical car accident, Stephen King takes us there, to the mirrored rooms, the hidden doors with blood-filled screams and winding stairs of Rose Red. This work, especially made by King for television, is six hours of spine tingling, supernatural phenomenon, matched only to its predecessors, Christine and The Shining. The only downfall you might ask yourself is when will ABC show it again? A rich oilman, John Rimbauer, built Rose Red in 1907. His wife Ellen spent her whole life adding on to the house. With the help of her companion/servant, she constructed a maze of stairs and grand illusions through out hallways and rooms. Among these are an upside down office, whole walls that are doors, and a library with a mirrored floor and mirrored ceiling. The architecture has a mysterious truth to its tangled web and the Rimbauer family has time and time again suffered the consequences throughout the years. The movie centers on Dr. Joyce Reardon, a psychology professor at Beaumont University, who is out to prove that the supernatural does exist. Up against the department chair, ReardonÕs journey turns into a fight for her job as she gathers together six individuals to accompany her to Rose Red. It is here that she hopes to dredge up the lost spirits of the ÒdormantÓ haunted mansion. Of course Reardon does not just take any six people with her to Rose Red, among them they hold unique abilities, like telepathy (reading the See Rose Red Page 14
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WELCOME WEEK HIGHLIGHTS
Photos by Andy Farrell
CABÕs Welcome Back Week ushers students into the Campus Center. with such musical and comedy acts as musical comedian Mike Rayburn (left), Music Mayhem (center) and Fade 2 Shade (right).
Rose Red/KingÕs latest creation still sends chills makes this movie, the good old story telling around the campfire that draws you in itÕs doors. The acting is maybe a mind), telekinesis (moving objects), second to the real stealer of the movie, extra-sensory skill (feeling emotions which are the special effects. Not just through touch) and auto-writing (writ- the slamming of locked doors, of the ing messages from the beyond). three-dimensional ghosts, but really itÕs This group is subjected to a wild the mood of the film. Each scene, ride of bone buckbefore reaching ling fear as they face the mansion and their demons and held your ROSES ARE RED. VIOLETS ARE after, the whole that is attention. With BLUE . E NTER MY HOUSE , BETCHA Rose Red. All wantthe slightest whisIT ’ LL BE THE LAST THING YOU ing release from the per, the softest EVER DO. jail theyÕve placed song, the loudest themselves in, door and crashing except perhaps glass, it held your Annie, the 15-year-old autistic girl who eyes and breath for every nail biting secReardon calls the key to Rose Red. ond. Perhaps the most insightful piece of the In closing I offer the following, movie is the level at which AnnieÕs pow- which can be found at www.abc.com ers filter through out the movie and under the gargoyle gatekeeper for Rose how she owns the fear, or really lack Red. It is an invitation, a dare, a warning there of. She ventures towards the light at best, for all those who seek the truths as we all huddle in our chairs and cover of the Rose Red Mansion. ÒRoses are our eyes. She is the innocent and that red. Violets are blue. Enter my house, with evil never mixes, making for a skin betcha itÕll be the last thing you ever crawling good time. do.Ó ItÕs the history of Rose Red that From Page 12
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Pet Peeves: Good sock, dry sock, bad sock, wet sock BY
AMANDA JOHNSON Features Editor
When given the opportunity to vent, even as unwillingly as one might seem to be, it is a golden chance to be cherished and revered through the time allotted. Being the first to receive such a grand opportunity, I sat down and whittled through my many idiosyncrasies and numerous pet peeves. From bad driving habits to liars there are hundreds of things smoking out of my ears. When it comes down to it, though, there is one thing that drives me absolutely nuts, and that is getting my socks wet. Now I know for some of you this is a no brainier and youÕre thinking, ÒDude, just change your socks.Ó But I ask you--why do I have to change my
socks? ShouldnÕt the people that are getting the floors wet be cleaning up their own messes? So that when I come home and take my shoes off at the door, (like youÕre supposed too), my socks are free to walk, slide and roam around the house without the danger of being subjected to any kinds of wetness? I mean come on. All I want to do is walk around the nice warm house in some nice warm socks. But all of the sudden É oh there it is, that ÒunseenÓ puddle, sea, ocean of liquid. Sometimes itÕs melted snow from shoes, which should have been taken off at the door instead of traipsed through the whole house. Or that accidental spill of water or juice by the fridge that gets you just as you lean in to grab that last piece of leftover pizza that you hide on the bottom shelf behind the cottage cheese and underneath the bowl of
salad. You know that piece of pizza that you said, ÒOh how yummy thatÕll be for breakfast.Ó But as you reach for it, your nice comfortable dry foot, in the white cotton Hanes tube sock, soaks in this stick gooey wet mess of Mountain Berry Twist Kool-Aid and simultaneously you realize your roommate got to the pizza before you did. I mean in the words of Stephanie Tanner, ÒHow Rude!Ó The worst is that sometimes it doesnÕt even happen on your home turf, or worse you can get your socks wet with your shoes on. You know that little hole on the top of your shoe, above the big toe. You watch it as you stride through Otteson Parking lot after a long rainfall. You try jumping and skipping over the running water, but itÕs hard to miss and the water splashes over the hole, sinking into the deep abyss or your
comfort zone. Then, for the rest of the day, there you are aimlessly squishing and sloshing around campus, miserable and full of discontent. Wet Socks are a travesty. One second everything is serene and the next your foot has turned into the newest Bounty Òquicker picker upper.Ó Who wants that? Sure, it might be a convenient new tool for cleaning the floors, but when all I want to do is walk to my room and suddenly my foot becomes one of Mr. CleanÕs arch nemeses? WhatÕs that all about? Give me a break. Give my laundry a break. Come on people, letÕs do the right thing, letÕs protect the dry socks and feet of the world. Clean up your messy spills. Protect the crews, tubes and ankle socks of the world. DonÕt they go through enough being stuck inside your hot, sweat dripping shoe all day?
Here is a new way to count on your fingers: Start with the thumb on you left hand and call it 1. Your index finger is 2, middle finger is 3, ring finger is 4, and little finger is 5. Now reverse directionsÑ 6 is your ring finger, 7 is your middle finger, 8 is your index finger and 9 is your thumb. Continue to reverse back and forth (20 will be on your ring finger) as you count higher. What finger will you be on when you have counted to 2002? One randomly selected correct solution will get two movie passes. Solutions must be submitted by noon on Monday, Feb. 11 to be in the prize drawing. Submissions can be emailed to email@example.com with subject heading `puzzler answerÕ or can be submitted in hard copy to Prof. Dave FeilÕs office, 105 Maxon Hall.
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SPORTS Past: Super Bowl = greatest football game of the season Present: Super Bowl = huge money making blowout LI V E FR O M T H E P I O D O M E! BY
NATHAN BRUNNER Sports Editor
Live from the Pio Dome is an editorial column written by Nathan Brunner to express his various opinions about topics in the world of sports. Any comment relating to Live From the Pio Dome can be voiced via email to firstname.lastname@example.org By the time you are reading this, the NFL season will be over. There will be no more pro football (except for Arena Football which begins in April and is a great sport) until next September. The final game has been played and the New England Patriots have been crowned
champions of the NFL after pulling off one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history. Super Bowl XXXVI was played this past Sunday and once again I witnessed an event where a football game just happened to be going on. Over the 36-year history of the Super Bowl, The importance of the game seems to have been going down more every year. It seems that it just keeps getting pushed into the background behind such events as who will perform at the halftime show and what the new Britney Spears commercial (which in my opinion was the worst one of hers yet) to debut during the Super Bowl will be. The game appears to be just a side note. Granted, the game is the biggest advertising stage of the year (close to $3 million per 30-second ad), but it is kind of ridiculous when people talk about what commercials they liked best instead of what they thought of the
game. Another aspect of the game that I find repulsing is the halftime show. For weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, one of the biggest topics of discussion is who will perform at the halftime show. WHO CARES!!!! This is a football game, not a rock concert! We donÕt need a 30-minute halftime to watch a group or two and lyp-synch a song or two. The players donÕt need this kind of a break. It completely throws them off of their rhythm. Any momentum a team may have had after a string first half may be completely gone after sitting around for 30 plus minutes. Lets just have a normal 15-minute half and get the game done. Think of it as fifteen more minutes you have to do something constructive and not just sit on your couch and drink. The Super Bowl is also getting outrageous in the cost. At Super Bowl I in 1967 a ticket cost $10. It is now well over
$300 dollars. And that is just face value. If I ever had the chance to buy tickets I would. Then I would sell them and make a killing. The Super Bowl is not even for the everyday fan anymore. They canÕt afford it! This I now will never change so I will stop my ranting on the subject of prices. A final point of the Super Bowl that makes me disgusted is that we donÕt need 12 hours of pre-game coverage before kickoff. How many analysis of the game do we need? Just play the darn game! To you as a reader, it may sound as if I hate football and the Super Bowl. Not true. I will always watch games and yes, I did even watch the Super Bowl on Sunday and rejoiced when ÒThe Greatest Show on TurfÓ (the self-titled nickname of the St. Louis Rams) was beaten down and defeated by the Patriots. I just feel that there are some things that need major adjustment.
What you missed during Winter Break...
Upcoming Sporting Events Date Feb. 15-17
Swimming Opponent @ MWC Championships (Appleton)
Date Feb. 9 Feb. 13
MenÕs Basketball Opponent Ripon College @ Lawrence University
Time 4:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Date Feb. 9 Feb. 13
WomenÕs Basketball Opponent Ripon College @ Lawrence University
Time 2:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
MenÕs Indoor Track Date Feb. 9 Feb. 16
Opponent Warren Bowlus Invite, UW-Stout Pointer Invite, UW-Stevens Point
Time 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Date Feb. 9 Feb. 16
WomenÕs Indoor Track Opponent Warren Bowlus Invite, UW-Stout Pointer Invite, UW-Stevens Point
Time 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
MenÕs Swimming Opponent Marquette University
Score Lost 85-63
WomenÕs Swimming Opponent Marquette University
Score Won 137-26
Date 12/20/01 12/28/01 12/29/01 1/5/02 1/11/02 1/12/02 1/15/02 1/18/02 1/19/02
MenÕs Basketball Opponent UW-Whitewater Bethany College (WV) Hobart College (NY) Ripon College Grinnell College Knox College Lawrence University Illinois College Monmouth College
Score Lost 95-66 Lost 103-75 Lost 74-67 Lost 67-45 Lost 143-85 Lost 86-74 Lost 96-91 2O.T. Lost 77-73 Lost 93-82
Date 12/29/01 12/30/01 1/11/02 1/12/02 1/16/02 1/18/02 1/19/02
WomenÕs Basketball Opponent Nicholls College Juniata College Grinnell College Knox College Lawrence University Illinois College Monmouth College
Score Won 75-43 Won 84-63 Won 59-50 Won 67-56 Won 71-57 Won 81-54 Won 66-43