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THE NEW PERSPECTIVE Thursday, March 7, 2002 • Volume 25, Issue 9 • http://orgs.cc.edu/newperspective

FALCONE TEARS CARROLL COMMUNITY IN TWO President fails to consider opposition from faculty and students BY

THE NEW PERSPECTIVE EXECUTIVE STAFF

Accusations, concerns, and questions are creating a chaotic mix of inquiry surrounding a Feb. 27 article that appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The pandemonium on campus has mostly concerned a statement made by Carroll College President, Frank Falcone, where he states courses such as history and philosophy are increasingly taking a back seat to more practical fields of study. The same day the article appeared in the only major paper of the Metropolitan Milwaukee area, flyers with that particular phrase underlined covered the walls of academic buildings, the residence halls, and the Campus Center. A related flyer, also with the PresidentÕs statement highlighted, called for a meeting of con-

cerned students, held Wednesday night in the P.I.T. ÒCarroll College to split teaching into 2 schools,Ó read the headline of the article that revealed a lack of faculty support for Carroll to move toward university status. It also disclosed faculty opinion and FalconeÕs justification for the split. E s s e n t i a l l y, Carroll will have two schools, one for liberal arts and sciences, and one for the rest of the curriculum, including graduate and professional studies. While Bruce Strom, education

professor and president of the faculty didnÕt seem to be too concerned about the split, other professors around the campus may have different feelings about the subject. Strom recognizes that the faculty is divided on the issue, saying, ÒIt means that we have some disagreement about how the college ought to be organized. ItÕs not a big deal, I donÕt think.Ó ÒThe trends have been toward diversified programming, away

from just straight liberal arts,Ó explained Falcone. In the Feb. 5, 1993 issue of The Perspective, Falcone demonstrated his willingness to go with the flow. ÒLike other schools, we have to be responsive to changing societal needs,Ó Falcone said in his first interview with CarrollÕs student newspaper. In the same interview, he also expressed his opinion of how Carroll College ought to be seen. ÒI think Carroll is a liberal arts college,Ó said Falcone. ÒI think we should continue to bill ourselves as a liberal arts college, and I think that we should always remember that liberal arts are the heart of the program.Ó In a Waukesha Freeman article from Sept. 9, 1993, Falcone praised CarrollÕs liberal arts curriculum and also stated that the liberal arts foundation of the school is the thread that connects students throughout the generations. Within the Journal Sentinel article, See Split Page 3

Students rally against loss of two respected history professors

History majors across campus are concerned with some changes in their department and want some questions answered. Dave McDaniel is a full-time professor at Carroll College and his wife, Kristin Foster currently teaches three adjunct classes. Foster recently received her Ph.D. from Madison and was offered a tenure eligible spot at Ithaca College in New York. McDaniel said she is Òvery marketable.Ó In fact, Ithaca was not her

only job offer. McDaniel loves Carroll and the Midwest, ÒI am hopeful that we can find a way to stay here.Ó But two of FosterÕs classes will be cut next year and if this happens, they simply canÕt raise their family here, and would have to move to New York. ÒItÕs not about the money,Ó he added, ÒWe just have to be able to make a living.Ó Students are asking why the administration would let two great professors leave Carroll so easily. ÒI am aware of student reaction, and flattered and humbled,Ó said McDaniel in response to the studentsÕ concern, ÒIt shows that students care.Ó

There were enough students to fill the boardroom asking Student Senate to help them and back them up in their search for answers. Senate agreed to help. They formed a task force and Student Senate President, Brad Nehrbass, planned on talking to senior staff members. ÒThe college exists because weÕre here,Ó said Sandie Springer, one of the key players in the studentsÕ movement for answers. There is a petition going around and she estimates that it will have about 200 signatures on it. They plan on sending a letter to the administration seeking answers, hoping that the administration will realize the

importance of the history department. One of the main questions is, if the department is losing two professors, why are they only hiring one to replace them? In doing this, they lose the amount of class sections offered. And the students are worried about the quality of the professor that will be hired. ÒWeÕre losing two really great professors,Ó said Springer. Dr. Paul Rempe, chair of the department said, ÒWe have wonderful students and I am pleased they are taking action.Ó But he also wanted to clear up some rumors. Neither McDanielÕs nor FosterÕs

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AMANDA BOTHE Staff Writer

See Professors Page 4

BSU dinner, page 2

Flunking out of college, page 6

DaveÕs Restaurant review, page 13

Speedskating update, page 15

Gay awareness workshop, page 4

The Euro dollar, page 6

These weeks in history, page 14

WomenÕs MWC, page 16


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NEWS

The New Perspective ÒUniting the Carroll community with a proud heritage of excellence.Ó

Editor-in-Chief

News Briefs: Better than Ezra, graduating

Nathan Tritt

Executive Staff News Editor..............................Sarah Schleicher Features Editor........................Amanda Johnson Arts & Entertainment............Tabitha Menning Sports Editor.............................Nathan Brunner Photography Editor....................Andrew Farrell Layout Editor................................Susan Brastad Faculty Advisor.................................Linda Spice

Writing Staff Aaron Becker, Amanda Bothe, Paula Cary, Teresa Dickert, William Humphreys, Amy Kant, Jessica Kobriger, Elizabeth Martin, Katherine Michalets, Stephanie Pflederer, Greg Rabidoux, Molly Schuman, Isabel Stewart, Lauren Young

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 aljohnso@carroll1.cc.edu or by phone at x6900.

Walter Young Center The Walter Young Center has organized more career workshops for March and April. The workshops will focus on three important aspects of finding a career: Resume Writing (March 4, 20 and April 10), Job Searching (April 3), and Interviewing (April 15). All of the workshops are held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the WYC Conference Room. For more information, call x7335.

Better Than Ezra Better Than Ezra is coming to Shattuck Auditorium on Tuesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase by students at the Campus Center Box Office on Monday, March 18 starting at 9 a.m. Ticket sales will then be opened to the public on Wednesday, March 27. Carroll students, faculty, and staff can purchase tickets for $7. The cost of tickets will be $10 to the public.

Graduating Seniors If you missed Senior Information Day you still have a chance to order your cap and gown by March 8. Call the Carroll Bookstore at (262) 524-7344 to place an order.

Mount MaryÕs College Carroll College and Columbia School of Nursing have parted ways, but it is not the end for Columbia, whose program was just picked up by Mount MaryÕs College for Women.

Student Organization Treasures: New budgeting guidelines were approved at the March 3 Student Senate meeting. These guidelines are in affect for budget hearings scheduled to begin March 24.

2/20/02 Assisted parent in making contact with student.

emergency in South Bergstrom. Intoxicated subject was transported to the hospital by EMS.

BY

AMANDA JOHNSON Features Editor

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.

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Crime Beat 2/17/02 Escorted non-students from South Bergstrom. 2/17/02 Took report of a property damage vehicle accident in lot 1.

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2/25/02 Subject taken into protective custody by police. 2/25/02 Removed solicitor from campus.

2/17/02 Waukesha Police arrested one non-student for a possession of a controlled substance in lot 1. 2/18/02 Towed an abandoned vehicle from campus. 2/19/02 Took report of a possible hit and run to a pedestrian in lot 3. Subject was transported to the hospital by her parents.

2/20/02 Took report of a property damage vehicle accident in lot 9. 2/23/02 Took report of a theft of tshirts from Van Male. 2/23/02 Fire alarm activated in New Hall due to a equipment fault. 2/24/02

Responded to a medical

2/26/02 Fire alarm activated in New Hall due to a equipment fault. 2/26/02 Towed an abandoned vehicle from campus. 2/27/02 Responded to a medical emergency at Kilgour. Subject was not transported by EMS.

ÔReaching Out Beyond Yourself Õ with BSU BY

KATHERINE MICHALETS Staff Writer

The New Perspective is a free newspaper to all tuition-paying students. Correspondence should be directed to:

2/20/02 Respond to a medical emergency in the Barstow building. Subject refused transport by EMS and was taken to Health Services.

In celebration of Black History Month, Carroll CollegeÕs Black Student Union (BSU) held its Multicultural Night Dinner on Feb. 23. The dinner featured poetry recitations, a keynote speaker, Latoya Conners, music and traditional southern food. The evening started with the introduction of the members of BSU and a small impromptu speech by Carroll College President Frank Falcone. Next, performing a cappella, Kerrie McKinney, a member of BSU, sang a rendition of ÒThe Black National AnthemÓ followed by ÒThe Star-Spangled Banner.Ó To add to the flavor of the evening,

three members recited poetry. The poems were ÒBlack Woman,Ó ÒMy GenerationÓ and ÒDefine Me.Ó Each of the poems addressed the lives and difficulties of being African American and offered another perspective to the evening. The dinner was catered by Sodexho. They presented an array of traditional southern cuisine including fried chicken, collared greens, cornbread, fried fish, and catfish. Many students expressed their delight over the food. Following dinner, Latoya Conners gave a speech entitled ÒReaching Out Beyond Yourself.Ó Conners graduated from Carroll College in 1999 with bachelorÕs degrees in Biology and Public Administration. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pa. where she is a consultant for IBM. Conners opened her speech with a

reference to the significance of Black History Month and famous African Americans. She also addressed current racism issues including racial profiling. One current conflict Conners talked about in depth is the controversy over a monument at the former site of the World Trade Center. Conners recounted an inspirational story about a boy who learned to get over the Òbreak.Ó ÒA break is anything that has the potential to separate the races,Ó according to Conners. She quoted Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, saying that the way to get over the ÒbreakÓ is to move away from feeling inferior. She then addressed the African American population in the room and said that African Americans in general See BSU Page 3


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NEWS Split/Falcone giving repeat performance with decision From Page 1

Falcone contradicted those earlier statements, saying that the new school of Graduate & Professional Studies is expected to lead the way in developing new programs to attract students. The collegeÕs vice president for academic affairs, Lynne Bernier, backed that up in the article, calling the plan, which was approved by the collegeÕs 34-member Board of Trustees last year, Òa stronger way for the college to be organized.Ó However, the support from the faculty of the school is not so resounding, as some were part of a closed meeting earlier last week where faculty members soundly rejected a resolution of endorsement of the plan, according to the Journal Sentinel. Other faculty members not at the meeting learned the details from that very article. In the 1993 Perspective interview, Falcone stated, ÒMy style is very open. If (the people on the campus) are unhappy or have questions or are uncertain about something, they should ask. This is a small enough school.Ó ÒI have a concern for the people on campus because IÕve been there, and I hope I never lose sight of that,Ó Falcone stated in a Waukesha Freeman

article printed Jan. 29, 1993. ÒBut IÕll make decisions that are mine to make and IÕll let people know why,Ó Falcone stated in the same Freeman article. While, according to the Journal Sentinel, Falcone reportedly discussed the plan with small groups of faculty members before it was voted on by the board of trustees, he also stated in the article that he will not be dissuaded from the reform that he believes is necessary. In a Feb. 27 Greater Milwaukee Today story, Falcone states, ÒAlthough the decision has already been made to split, the faculty decided they wanted to vote whether to endorse the move. I suppose it was symbolic, and in the end a majority did not endorse it.Ó FalconeÕs resistance to othersÕ opinions regarding his decisions goes back to his years as president of Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. An article in the Waukesha Freeman, Jan. 25, 1993 cites the Springfield Union-News in reporting that Falcone intended to construct a retirement community on 23 acres of the collegeÕs property. The venture, according to the Union-News was designed to generate money for the school of approximately 3000 students and about 200 faculty members, despite opposition from both groups. Prior to being selected as

Pedestrians have right of way? BY

AMANDA BOTHE Staff Writer

This is a concept all driver education students are taught, probably in their first lesson. But there is one Waukesha police officer who must have missed that class. Sean Cundy, a Carroll freshman, was walking across Wright St. when a squad car pulled ahead and hit him. This happened around 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. Cundy thought he heard the car accelerate as it approached him. ÒI was assuming heÕd stop because he had a stop sign,Ó said Cundy. ÒI landed on his car, dropping my stuff.Ó When the officer got out of the car, Cundy told him that he didnÕt have

the right to hit him. The officer replied that because Cundy was outside of the crosswalk, he had every right to hit him. At this point Cundy pointed out that he was in the crosswalk and even if he was not, the officer still did not have the right to run into him. After this, the officer repeatedly asked if he was okay and if he needed an ambulance. There were no injuries sustained. Cundy called the Waukesha Police the next day and talked to Lt. Rivers. Rivers asked Cundy if he could handle the situation himself; Cundy gave him the go ahead. He said that he didnÕt exactly know what to do. When asked, Rivers said he does not recall anything like this happening before and he is not releasing any information about the incident. There is also no complaint filed.

the twelfth president of Carroll College in 1993, Falcone resigned from his presidency at Springfield in 1992 after a vote of no confidence from college faculty and student leaders in 1991. While SpringfieldÕs Board of Trustees supported Falcone throughout the ordeal, student leaders voted 16-2 and the faculty and staff voted 133-5, in separate votes of no confidence, according to a Jan. 15, 1993 Waukesha Freeman article. The no-confidence votes were based on lack of communication, arrogance and financial mismanagement, according to a Waukesha Freeman article printed Feb. 14, 1993. In The Perspective article, it states CarrollÕs awareness of Springfield collegeÕs criticism of Falcone. The Journal Sentinel article said that Falcone acknowledges the opposition from some faculty. The split will take effect, however, with or without faculty support, next academic year.

BSU/old school From Page 2

need to get over the self-indulgence and self-pity. ConnersÕ closing message was to Òdream big.Ó ÒWe need to continue to march, Ò Conners stated, making reference to Martin Luther KingÕs ÒI Have a Dream Speech.Ó The evening concluded with a contest between the members of the BSU impersonating Òold schoolÓ and Ònew schoolÓ music performers. There were five rounds. The first round pitted the Òoriginal performersÓ of ÒLady Marmalade,Ó the LaBelles, against the new school performers of Pink, Mya and LilÕ Kim. Christiana Aguielera was unable to attend. Round two had Ike and Tina Turner performing ÒProud Mary.Ó Their competitor was Mary J. Blige. The rest of the musicians were Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, The Temptations, Jagged Edge, Michael Jackson and Usher. For an encore the BSU performed Jackson 5Õs ÒABC.Ó The unanimous winners of the competition were the old school musicians. The Multicultural Dinner brought people of different backgrounds and races together for an evening of fun, entertainment and some enlightening information.

Just ThinkÉ (but not too hard) BY NATHAN TRITT Editor-in-Chief

Why is it that Donald Duck never wears any pants, but when he steps out of the shower, he always has a towel around his waist? Anyone else notice how many of the most meaningless questions begin with Why? Why is it that day breaks but never falls and night falls but never breaks? Why are the words self-explanatory and dictionary in the dictionary? Why are there D batteries, C batteries, AAA batteries, AA batteries, but no B or single A batteries? Do mimes listen to blank tapes? Why doesnÕt Tarzan have a beard? What do little birdies see when they get knocked unconscious? Can the Energizer Bunny be arrested and charges with battery? Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk? Do blind Eskimos have seeingeye sled dogs? If someone has a mid-life crisis while playing hide and seek, does he automatically lose because he canÕt find himself? When you open a new bag of cotton balls, is the top one meant to be thrown away? Why do they report power outages on TV? If you lick the air, does it get wet? Why do they call it toilet paper, when itÕs clearly designed for use someplace else first?


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FEATURES ÔCelebrate the SpectrumÕ inspires formation of gay awareness group BY

ELIZABETH MARTIN Staff Writer

Patrick Flaherty is a small man with a big message: members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-gendered (LGBT) community need equality. In his keynote speech at the ÒCelebrate the SpectrumÓ Gay Awareness Workshop, Feb. 20, Flaherty told listeners that 1300 hate crimes against LGBT people occur yearly in the United States, but was quick to point out that the number is expected to be much higher. This is because most states donÕt

recognize crimes against LGBT people as hate crimes, even if slurs are used or the person who committed the crime is openly against homosexuality. WhatÕs worse, he said, is that in 38 states, it is still legal for businesses to not hire or to fire employees because of their sexual orientation. At the Gay Awareness Workshop, Carroll students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of the surrounding community, were able to choose two of the four workshops, including ÒThe Bible and Homosexuality: A New Light,Ó ÒGay: Yay or Nay, Breaking Down the Stereotypes,Ó ÒWhatÕs Happening to Me? Coming Out in 2002,Ó and ÒShaking

the Family Tree: Supporting Family and Friends Who Are LGBTQ.Ó Each of the workshops was led by a Carroll staff or faculty member, and focused on a different aspect of homosexuality and other sexual preferences. It gave attendees a chance to ask questions and explore their beliefs. Is Carroll going to become a more open and affirming campus? Because Carroll is a Presbyterian (USA) college, it is doubtful that it will ever become officially ÒOpen and AffirmingÓ because the denomination refuses to ordain actively homosexual pastors. However, at the General Assembly, which occurred after the workshops, it was decided that a

campus group for LGBT members and supporters is going to be formed. If you missed the workshop or would like more information about LGBT resources, contact the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center at (414) 2712656, Project Q (a youth program of the Milwaukee LGBT Center) at (414) 2233220, or Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) at (414) 299-9198. On the web, try OutProud (http://www.outproud.org/), the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Youth Institute (http://www.youth.org/loco/ ngltfyi/), or the Human Rights Campaign ( h t t p : / / w w w. h r c . o r g / a c t n c n t r / index.html).

Professors/Rempe resigns from his chair position to make a point From Page 1

positions have been terminated. About a year ago, Carroll issued a national search to fill a fourth tenure position in the history department. They offered Foster the position, but because of budgetary reasons, took their offer back. Since then, Foster has been offered a

tenure position at Ithaca. Carroll has been authorized to fill McDanielÕs position upon the move. Rempe plans on resigning his chair position he held for seven years. He said he hopes to make a statement about what is happening with Foster. He said that he Òhates to lose such fine people.Ó

Tom Lyons came up with some comparison numbers to other schools. Grinnell has 95 history majors and ten tenured positions. Carroll, according to Lyons, has a similar number of history majors and only three tenured positions. President of Carroll College, Frank Falcone, responded, ÒAs far as I am aware we are appropriately staffed in the histo-

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FEATURES Person on the Street: What do you know about Enron? BY

ELIZABETH MARTIN Staff Writer

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ÒAll I know is that they went bankrupt. I havenÕt really been following it.Ó Freshman Jaron Tauschmann

ÒThey were trying to alter the truth to take the blame off themselves, so it doesnÕt sound so bad, but really theyÕre very bad.Ó Freshman Alicia Hanson

ÒPeople talk like Enron is some giant living in the hillside. We are Enron me and you.Ó Junior Erick Jacobs

ÒAbout what??Ó Sophomore Michelle Cornwell

ÒThey arenÕt going to get rid of the pink bunny are they?Ó Freshman Bobby Schlicht

ÒEnron is an example of the corruption of the government at the hands of large corporations who purchase influence in government decision-making through massive campaign contributions to both parties. It also shows the fact that corporations do not have the best interests of the American people at heart.Ó Senior Matt Christman

ÒI donÕt want Carroll to blame the Enron bankruptcy for its department cuts.Ó Sophomore Tony Rodriguez

ÒIt was a financial advising and accounting firm. The two firms were working together to give advice to people to put their money towards the other one. People would lose money on it.Ó Sophomore Dan Fillinger

Times of transformation for the old traditions of religion BY ISABEL STEWART Staff Writer Reverend Bill Humphries, Carroll CollegeÕs resident Chaplain, chuckled last week when he said it wouldnÕt be easy to find students who knew what Lent was, let alone any that were fasting. Many of the students that were asked if they knew what Lent was did know, but very few had made any sacrifices. Humphries wrote in his Feb. 21 ÒBible Stories 101Ó column on Lent, ÒIt all seems to have started with Jesus....Ó Lent did start with Jesus, but the traditions associated with the climax of Lent, such as painting eggs and rabbits, are remnants of more ancient traditions.

The pagan goddess of fertility, Ostara (Astarte) was the personification of the rising sun. ÒShe turned her bird into a rabbit, brought forth brightly colored eggs,Ó states the Encyclopedia Mythica. ÒIt is from her name and rites the festival of Easter is derived.Ó Ostara is identical to the Greek Eos, Roman Aurora and the Babylonian and Assyrians called her Ishtar. Realizing that the crucifixion roughly coincided with Teutonic springtime celebrations, which emphasized the triumph of life over death, early Christian missionaries began to absorb these traditional symbols into Christianity. ÒThese are interesting times, times of reflection and transformationÉLent may be on the decline but spirituality is on the increase,Ó Humphries said in a recent interview. There has been a resurgence of

interest in all things that are considered New Age. Neo-Paganism is not the same; it is for the most part lumped into this category because there are so many overlapping areas. New Age material currently corners over 33% of the book sales market in the West. Humphries is an example of change and transformation and he reflects the changing needs of a predominantly Christian society. Openly, but briefly, he discussed subjects that a decade ago would have been sensitive issues at best. Catholic rituals were considered unacceptable heresy by Protestants who originally came to America in protest. Christian America has come full cycle and is performing the very rituals its forefathers tried to escape. Humphries pointed out that burning the palms from the previous year for anointing foreheads during the Ash

Wednesday service this year is a cycle. Humphries laughed, tentatively, as he revealed one of the sacrifice that he made for Lent, ÒA coke before bedtime.Ó Christianity is not the only religious tradition that practices fasting at this time of the year. The Islamic religious tradition of Ramadan also practices fasting during the spring. Just as Lent culminates with Easter, Ramadan ends with Laid Al Kabeer (the big feast). Another necessary doctrine of Islam is a trip to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, a once in a lifetime pilgrimage, if you are physically able and can afford it, more commonly called Haj. This pilgrimage ends on the fifth day of the stoning rituals at Mecca, when Ramadan comes to a close. This year the annual Haj pilgrimage See Transformation Page 7


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FEATURES The idiotÕs guide on how to flunk out of college fast and easy BY

AARON BECKER Staff Writer

Most students come to college with a dream Ð a dream to graduate with honors, be a star on the football team or grab the social scene by the horns. Other students, however, have no need for awards, athletics or social standing because they, along with a healthy percentage of their national equivalents, have had their sights set on flunking out since that glorious day their acceptance letters arrived. Here at Carroll College, we applaud these brave slackers for their determination to live fruitless and unfulfilling lives. Although it may seem difficult at first glance, flunking out of college is really quite simple. So, for those of you who cringe at the very thought of continuing your education any further, I have created a list of pointers that are sure to send your GPA plummeting in no time. Here it is: 1. Be sure to schedule every one of

your classes before 9 a.m. In doing so, you ensure that thereÕs no way in hell you will ever make it to class. 2. Play video games for a minimum of 20 hours a day. Did you know video games project invisible microwaves that cause brain tumors and lower your IQ? I just made that up, but keep playing anyway. 3. Become addicted to AOL Instant Messenger, and spend every waking moment of the day ÒIM-ingÓ someone who lives two doors down the hall (yes, the same person you havenÕt physically spoken with in three months). 4. At all costs, preserve your refusal to remain conscious during algebra class. DonÕt worry. ThereÕs no such thing as algebra in the real world anyway. 5. Waste all your time writing incoherent essays that degrade your school Ð making sure to include plenty of spelling and grammatical mistakes Ð and circulate them around campus under the pseudonym ÒCÓ or ÒUncle Milton.Ó 6. Under no circumstances should you actually study your textbooks.

One change everyoneÕs happy with BY AMBER YOST Special to The New Perspective Travelers in Europe will experience less hastles thanks to the successful change over to EuropeÕs unified currency, the euro dollar. Over the last two months, banks and stores gave change in euros to phased out pre-existing notes. Now, the euro is the official currency of 11 European countries. The exchange rate is almost one U.S. dollar to the Euro, making American tourists especially happy. ÒThe euro is almost equal to one U.S. dollar, so the conversion is easy for Americans. Also, when I travel, I donÕt have to worry about changing money,Ó Rachel Tarpey, student from Sheboygan, Wis. studying abroad in Valladolid, Spain said. Americans certainly have it easier, and what do Europeans think of changing their currency? ÒThe bills look like Monopoly money,Ó said Jesœs Ya–ez, a student at the University of Madrid said. ÒFor me it is easy, but some have had problems.Ó He said, noting banks and businesses to

be especially preoccupied the last months with managing two tills and watching for counterfeits. Euro convertors, calculators with two panels, one for euros and the other for pesetas have been popular to ease the transition in Spain. ÒThis change was enormous! It is very difficult to become accustomed to thinking in another currency. Also, the conversion (from pesetas to euros) is 166.386, making the math difficult,Ó said Professor Cristian Grac’a of the University of Valladolid. Professor Mar’a Hernando of the University of Valladolid said, ÒHaving a unified money makes Europe more unified. We are very different countries, yet this currency helps all of us.Ó The installation of the euro is stage three of the Economic and Monetary Union decided at Maastrich in 1992. It is an effort to facilitate crossborder trade, competition and citizen action within the European Union (EU). In a conference last month about the euro, the president of the European Centeral Bank, Dr. Willem F. Duisenberg expressed, ÒCitizens will start asking themselves why it is possiSee Euro Page 9

Instead, browse little snippets of the assigned chapter moments before class begins, and then complain to your professor that you didnÕt have enough time to finish the reading. 7. Writing research papers can be difficult, but it is easy to pass the time if you insist on checking your e-mail every 37 seconds. This tactic can be very effective when one seeks to accomplish absolutely nothing over the course of an afternoon in the computer lab. 8. Should you actually attend class one day, wear a frizzy pink wig, polka dot pants, a red nose, large, comical sunglasses and floppy shoes. Your classmates will roll on the ground with merriment, and your professor will become so disgusted that he just might flunk you right then and there. 9. Intentionally drive yourself insane by listening to the same five songs repeating all day long on 99.1 WMYX. Your newfound psychological problems will surely help to lower your scores on upcoming tests and papers. 10. Devote your energy to reading the ÒFun FactsÓ section of the paper

placemats at the local DennyÕs restaurant (Wow! A tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable!). In just a few short weeks, you will learn everything you could have learned by attending classes. 11. Procrastinate your big research project until the last day of the semester. Then, as condescendingly as possible, explain to your professor that he didnÕt clarify the assignment adequately, and that you should, therefore, receive a six-month extension. He wonÕt buy it, but at least you can say you tried. 12. Circulate the same hand-written paper you did in fifth grade for every research paper assignment you have this semester. This will be especially amusing, believe me. And finally... 13. If all else fails, thereÕs always booze. Drink lots of it every day. If youÕve tried all the other tactics to flunk out, yet you still find yourself somehow earning passing grades, itÕs time for direct action. Become a raging alcoholic! It will help you forget all the little insanities of college life that give writers ideas for humorous newspaper columns.


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FEATURES The Life of ÔDubyaÕ: Issues on recent trips to China and Alaska BY ISABEL STEWART Staff Writer On the last leg of President George W. BushÕs Asian trip, he stopped off in China, met with President Jiang Zemin and, failing to reach an agreement that would limit Chinese missile technology exports, and he raced home flying through Russian airspace. In his speech to the Chinese, Bush set out to portray a Òdescription of America, what makes life in America the way it is, a description of the values of the American people, how our government relates to itÕs people,Ó a White House official said. Again, in his farewell speech, Bush defended American values and urged Zemin to Òopen discussions with the Vatican and with TibetÕs exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama,Ó U.S. National Security Advisor, Condoleeza Rice said. In his long talk with Zemin on religious freedom, Bush also said to the Chinese, ÒAll the worldÕs people, including the people of China, should be free to choose how they live, how they worship and how they work.Ó Bush upset the Chinese with his Òaxis of evilÓ statement, and ZeminÕs

response was a diplomatic one: ÒWe value peace above all.Ó Zemin answered U.S. concerns over Chinese suppression of religious expression by saying, ÒChinaÕs constitution protected faiths.Ó When asked twice at a press conference about why Beijing had imprisoned more than 50 Roman Catholic bishops, Zemin replied, ÒWhatever religion people believe in, they have to abide by the law. So some of the law-breakers have been detained because of their violation of law, not because of their religious beliefs. Although IÕm the President of this country, I have no right interfering in the judicial affairs because of judicial independence.Ó Zemin openly expressed an interest in various religions, saying, ÒIÕve read the Bible,É Koran and Buddhist Scriptures.Ó Jonathon Ansfield reported in Reuters that even though Communist China doesnÕt allow certain religious activity, Ò...millions worship in underground churches, temples and Islamic prayer groups. China in recent years has shut down dozens of underground churches and imprisoned bishops, priests and monks.Ó Beijing made obvious its willingness to meet Bush halfway when it released a Hong Kong Bible smuggler and two

Tibetans. But somehow Bush came back empty handed, failing to woo the Chinese. Bush wasted no time high tailing it back to Washington on Air Force One and launched a new campaign to gain approval for drilling oil in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). For the first time in many years, America flew through Russian airspace and saved 75 minutes travel time and a re-fuelling stop in Alaska. The debate on energy legislation is set to resume this week. As it stands now, the language in the legislation does not allow drilling in the ANWR, which is believed to hold anything up to Òa billion barrels of crude oil,Ó reported Steve Holland in Reuters. Democrats and environmentalist groups are opposed to the drilling, preferring an energy policy that emphasizes more conservation and stricter fuel efficiency standards. The refuge, home to caribou, polar bears and other wildlife, stretches over 19 million acres. For more information on this or if you would like to involved, log on to the Audubon Society website, www.audubon.org. Bush said on his way to Asia that he had stopped in Alaska and had met with Ònative leaders who want to preserve the

grandeur of their state while carefully developing the energy beneath a small fraction of it.Ó In his radio address last week, Bush said, ÒAmerica is already using more energy than our domestic resources can provide, and unless we act to increase our energy independence, our reliance on foreign sources of energy will only increase.Ó Bush added, ÒOur national security makes it urgent. We should listen to Alaskans who support exploring ANWR in a safe and clean way.Ó He neglected to name the names of these Ònative leaders.Ó Articles abound by natives horrified by the prospect. Bush, still insistent on his commitment to conservation, is giving three experimental energy saving vehicles the once over this week in an attempt to convince the American people that he is concerned about the environment. Putting a brave face on the failed Asian trip and preparing for a big battle over Alaskan wilderness, Bush draws our attention back to terrorism. It was reported in the New York Times on Sunday, Feb. 24 that Osama Bin Laden is still alive and believed to be somewhere in the region between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The next episode of the censored Bin Laden videos are likely to be coming soon.

Transformation/painful pasts From Page 5

Shelley, HowÕs that Orgasmic class treatinÕ ya? Have fun shimming the magnet! Susan My lovely neighbor, Quiet hours start after 10 p.m. (just in case you didnÕt know). Your Wonderful Neighbor Steve, I canÕt wait to show you my new bikini! Mark Mr. Bossman, Your enthusiatic clapping has

caused us all to go deaf. You will soon be recieving a bill for four pairs of hearing aids. Your Wonderful Staff Paul, Meet me in the bathroom in the air over Alabama on our way to the Bahamas. Hugs and Kisses, You know who My spring break is going to suck. Me. There will tentatively be a Scrabble tournament on March 20 in the P.I.T. CCLC

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ended on Sunday and did not involve any deaths during the stoning ritual, according to Nadim Ladki of Reuters. No food or water must touch the mouths of the fasters until sundown. Fasting was serious business on the last day as the temperature reached a sizzling 93 degrees Fahrenheit. Nadim also explained that the stoning symbolizes an event involving Abraham in the Old Testament. Muslims believe in most of the Bible, barring the Christian belief that Mary was a virgin and Jesus was the Son of God, instead of just messenger of God, as was Mohamed. The injuries that occur at Mecca are a result of people rushing forward, as opposed to being stoned, Nadim added. Saudi officials reported last year that at least 35 people died in the stoning ritual and in 1998 the toll in a similar incident was 119. The only rush of fanaticism that we

in the West are likely to see when Lent ends, is a stampede to get the biggest, cheapest chocolate egg in the day after Easter sales. Thousands of Iranian pilgrims staged a peaceful anti-American rally on Mount Arafat on Thursday, Feb. 14 despite a Saudi Arabian ban on political gatherings. A similar meeting in 1987 led to the deaths of 402 people, causing Iran to boycott Haj for three years. 1.84 million people made it to Mecca this year, compared to 1.80 million last year. This gives the impression that as with Lent and Easter, Ramadan and Haj are also on the decline. However, around 115,000 pilgrims were barred from entry into Mecca due to being in possession of forged entry permits to the holy city. While Christianity and Islam vie for religious supremacy, neither on the surface meets the criteria for spirituality. Humphries said, ÒThese are times of reflection Ð times of growth.Ó


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FEATURES Pet Peeves: Never been kissed is not just a movie title BY

AMANDA JOHNSON Features Editor

The life of orgasms, or lack there of is a simple, safe, yet frustrating time. And while some argue any orgasm is a good one, I find myself unwilling to achieve such states with any Tom, Dick, HarryÉor Jane for that matter. Being single is not the bubonic plague. Being a virgin over the age of 18 has a variable likeness to it. While the repercussions of being a virgin are by far less detrimental than any illness or plague, it is definitely something that can hinder your self-esteem, and how you and others perceive yourself. The latter of this is what tricks my trigger. People tend to take the initiative to tell you their philosophies on why you Òmay have or may not have been dorked,Ó (or so is the line in the 1986 movie Monster Squad) Trust me, IÕve heard it all, but the next four things stick out the most.

ÒYou donÕt go anywhere. YouÕre not going to meet anyone sitting at home.Ó While I am by no means a prude, I find it a little unnerving that my friends want me to go to a bar, get drunk and dance (in ways that give Dirty Dancing a G rating) with guys I donÕt know anything about. Especially when this is the same person that tells all his single guy friends, Ònever pick up a bar flyÓ - when thatÕs what he wants me to be? So much for a win-win situation. IÕm not opposed to going out, I like to drink occasionally, go to a movie, play miniature golf, go bowling. IÕm actually pretty easy to please in that aspect. I just donÕt agree with the idea of going to a club to Ògetup-onÓ complete strangers. Now if IÕm going to a club to dance with someone I know and like...thatÕs a different story. ÒYou donÕt try hard enough.Ó $!#&! É Yes itÕs true a few obscenities come to mind when this sentence is thrown my way. Yet this is by far the

most common thing I hear. All I can say is, IÕve tried and IÕve failed. I admit I am about as shy as they come (part of me canÕt believe IÕm writing this article), but IÕve had some Ògrab the bull by the hornsÓ moments. Of course it usually back fires and I find myself running back to the corner. A small example: hitting on a guy, only to find his dad standing behind him. Yeah...that was a fun time. I honestly make embarrassing mistakes every time I talk to a guy that IÕm interested in. And learning from past experiences, IÕve really put my faith into being Òold-fashioned.Ó Therefore, if a guy is interested, he can approach me. Of course, the problem with this is that I find myself interested in guys that would probably never approach me. Even worse I find guys that IÕm comfortable with but donÕt want to cross the ÒfriendshipÓ line, or donÕt think they are interested in me, for more than a friend. ÒYou just need to get laid.Ó What exactly will this do for me? Honestly? IÕve had dozens of people con-

fide in me that their first times were not all that. One friend even said she wished she had waited. What bothers me is that people donÕt put a lot of stock into their sex lives. ÒEasy come, easy goÓ I think is a philosophy that too many people use in this part of their lives. For me, itÕs not just a roll in the hay. Granted, I donÕt expect my first time to be perfect, and by no means do I expect to be surrounded by fireworks, but I would at least like to have sensible feelings of love and trust for the person IÕm with. I think I deserve that, as does my partner. ItÕs not a question of being scared or afraid to commit, because I think the more you are in tune with a person the better your love life will be. ÒAre you a lesbian?Ó Now IÕm sure many of you might have been wondering this from the get go, especially with the added ÒJaneÓ in the beginning of the article. To this I honestly and simple say, the thought has See Pet Peeves Page 13

Boy band singer going out of the world and mind BY KENNETH KAMINSKI Special to The New Perspective My prayers have been answered. Well, not exactly. One of the members of the boy band *Nsync will be leaving this planet albeit for a short duration. Lance Bass, 22, has been invited to be a passenger on board a Russian rocket, which will take to the skies in November 2002. The rocketÕs destination is the International Space Station. Bass will soon begin six months of training for the space flight. He will learn simulated flight and emergency procedures as he prepares for the launch, from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russia. No word yet if vocal training is among the courses required. The cost of the trip will be handled by Destiny Productions and other corporate sponsors. No, Pepsi and McDonaldÕs are not among them. This absurd news item got me thinking about what other pop stars

IÕd like to see jettisoned into outer space. Unfortunately, I have no say in the matter, but it is fun to dream. Here is my list of some performers who I feel are deserving of being launched into the atmosphere, thus relieving the rest of us of their lack of talent and shameless overexposure: - The rest of LanceÕs band *Nsync - The Backstreet Boys - Hell, any boy band for that matter - Girl groups, i.e. Dream, EdenÕs Crush, etc. DestinyÕs Child can stay Ôcuz they are bootylicious. - Christina ÒIÕm no virginÓ Aguilera - Enrique Iglesias - Celine Dion - Mariah Carey - Jennifer Lopez. Oh, sorry, I mean J. Lo. - Blink 182, considering we already have Green Day And finally, one pop star who only an alien could love: Britney Spears. Note: On Thursday, Feb. 21 Rosavia Kosmos spokesman Sergei Gorbunov stated, Ò(BassÕ flight) is just an advertising stunt, I can promise you. This is better advertising than he could ever pay for.Ó

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Butane shows science is fun Senior Danielle Cleveland demonstrates an experiment during ÒPolymer SundayÓ on Feb. 24. Butane, the Carroll College Chemistry Club, sponsored Science Sundays during the month of February in which home-schooled children were taught some basic scientific principles.

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OPINIONS A letter to Student Senate:

A letter to President Falcone:

February 27, 2002

February 25, 2002

Members of Student Senate,

Dr. Frank Falcone,

From where I stand, it would appear that there has been a breakdown in communication between the administration of this college and the students. I am specifically referring to those members of the administration that make the decisions on this campus. Decisions concerning the programs available at Carroll College, the hiring and firing of faculty and staff, and the day-to-day operations of this institution. Many students have become concerned about the state of Carroll College. This concern and speculation about the future has brought rise to a number of ÒrumorsÓ floating around the campus. Is it true that Carroll College is $1.8 million in debt? Will one third of the adjunct faculty be cut? Are any other departments going to be cut without warning like the Social Work department? If so, when? Why is it that we, the paying customers of this institution, have to read about the latest developments on campus in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel? I will admit that many students knew about CarrollÕs efforts to become a university before the article in the Journal Sentinel was published, but we did not know the fine details of this effort - the how, when and why. I would argue that we still do not know. How will this affect the students and faculty? When will we know how this two school system will function? And, finally, what is the justification for this change? We all know that there has been a recent uprising of sorts on this campus. ÒUncle MiltonÓ and ÒCÓ have struck a chord in each and every member of the Carroll community. Their grievances are a little different than mine, but they are still valid and cannot be ignored. I urge you, members of Student Senate, to open the lines of communication between the administration and the students. I challenge you to get President Falcone to give a State of the College speech addressing the above issues. Please do not sit back and watch how this all plays out. We need you to stand behind us and help support our actions - even if this means stepping on some toes.

Where are you? Why is it that in this time of mass confusion and studentsÕ dismay we see you even less than we did before, although many, including myself, didnÕt think that was possible. Not that I donÕt think your job is hard or that you do nothing for this college as many others may. I simply donÕt understand why nothing has been done to address the Carroll communityÕs many obvious concerns regarding the current and future state of this campus we like to call home. While I donÕt agree with the way ÒCÓ or ÒUncle MiltonÓ have gone about their business, as I have stated in a previous editorial, I wonder why nothing has been done. Rumors fly daily and yet no one seems to care besides the students and the occasional professor. Why have none of our questions been answered? I support my colleagueÕs suggestions to Student Senate to Òopen the lines of communication between the administration and the studentsÓ at this school and I further support her suggestion for you to give a State of the College address. For the same reason that President Bush gives his State of the Union address each year and Governor McCallum gives his State of the State address each year, you need to give the Carroll community information on the state of the college. Is the college indeed cutting the history minor and much of the departmentÕs budget? What is the explanation for the neglecting of the indoor track team, one of this schoolÕs most historically and recently successful athletic teams, in the recent renovations of Van Male by effectively eliminating two of their usable running lanes? The additional questions of the schoolÕs rumored debt and termination of one third of the adjunct professorsÕ contracts loom in the minds of many, including one member of my editorial staff. The inexcusable uprooting of the residents on the first floor of Kilgour in the middle of finals week last semester because of a lack of planning on Residence LifeÕs part...the continued renovation efforts in the wee hours of the morning in New Hall still go on, albeit the complaints of most all of the residents who recently signed a petition to delay the work until at least 9 a.m....the failed effort by Senior Staff to create a much-needed Diversity Committee to solve the obvious lack thereof on this campus...the many students on this campus upset with the business office because of lost funds or misdirected scholarships causing outstanding bills that have already been paid. These and many other concerns aggravate the greater majority of this community at one time or another. Why does this go on without a bit of concern from the administration or from Senior Staff, the peoplesÕ salaries we pay to prevent and deal with problems such as these? Show your face Dr. Falcone. Make a habit of addressing your Carroll College community on a yearly basis, especially in a time of frustration and confusion - a time like this.

Sincerely, Susan Brastad

Diversity is People: Split up BY

SARAH SCHLEICHER News Editor

Please send any criticism, suggestions or other responses to Sarah Schleicher at sschleic@cc.edu. Fewer professors. This means less diversity. And who does this affect? People! More specifically, this affects students. Currently, those in the history department are feeling the effects of the Òbelt-tighteningÓ occurring at Carroll College. These students recently found out that two of their beloved professors will be leaving the school, to be replaced by only one new faculty member. (For more in-

depth coverage of the news aspect of this issue, please see Amanda BotheÕs article on front page.) While a department like history may not typically represent what I mean when I talk about diversity, I do feel that this topic warrants some discussion. For example, in the past, I have griped about certain administrative bodies of the campus not following through on things promised. This gripe continues here, today, with whatÕs going on in the history department. According to the fired-up students who visited the Feb. 24 Student Senate meeting, a fourth tenured faculty member is still lacking in the See Diversity Page 10

Sincerely, Nathan Tritt Editor-in-Chief

Euro/unified currency, unified people From Page 6

ble to have a single currency, but not eliminate other barriers between the countries of the euro area. In other words, European integration might become more of a bottom-up process, initiated by the citizens of Europe.Ó And, this citizen reaction has already been seen. European students, for instance, are enthusiastic about EU programs that make studying abroad within the EU countries possible and see that the Euro is a step to integration that makes more opportu-

nities in the future. ÒI am studying Spanish now in Spain and my sister was studying in France last semester. It is a great oppor-tunity that our parents did not have,Ó Ilaria Mosca, an Italian student studying at the University of Valladolid, said. ÒThe European Union functioned as something abstract in the past. Now, however, the euro makes the idea of the European Union more concrete,Ó Garc’a said. The euro is one change that the foreign tourists, European citizens and politicians agree to be happy about.


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OPINIONS Politically Speaking: The King and I (Larry, not Elvis or Yul) BY

GREG RABIDOUX Staff Writer

Agree? Disagree? Just wish your roommate would make less noise in the morning? Let me know your views at grabido@cc.edu. Greg Rabidoux is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics. Ever wish you could brushstroke like Michelangelo? Hold a note like Pavarotti? Give flight to a slider like Pedro? How about sing, um, dance, uh, well, do whatever Britney does for just a day? Me, too. But since I cannot paint, sing, pitch and have decided that for everyoneÕs sake I wonÕt pierce my navel, I decided just to write today like Larry King, mostly because I have too many fleeting issues on my mind this week and no centralizing theme. Other than, of course, by venting in this manner I save big on any pricey therapy and avoid any desperate calls to Madame Cleo or the guy who helps you Òcross over.Ó So with profuse apologies to the King (Larry not Elvis) here goes, though I promise not to say ÒSo Long GangÓ, ‡ la Larry. The most recent cover of Time

magazine features U2Õs Bono, with the tantalizing caption of ÒHeÕs set to save the world.Ó Inside we find out that Bono is serious about using his fame, wealth and media access to focus the worldÕs attention and resources on saving the poor, hungry and that nasty thorn on the rose that is humanity, terrorism. Bravo for Bono. Makes me wonder what Sir Paul McCartney and Mick (just plain Mick) Jagger have been doing all of these years. Though the NBC peacock in the human forms of Bob Costas and Katie Couric couldnÕt fan the flames of figure skating scandal fast enough, it seems to me the real story of the games was the one that was conspicuous by its absence, you know, no terrorism. So, Je mÕexcuse to our Canadian couple who shared the gold, but thankfully any real tragedies were averted. Wonder who we could award the gold in that instance to? Gary ÒI donÕt see how my having or not having an affair with Chandra Levy is relevantÓ Condit, the embattled Californian congressman is still going to go ahead and run for re-election. This guy could get caught with his hands in the cookie jar and then complain to you about the lack of chocolate chips. HereÕs my offering of a campaign

slogan that his opponent may use, free of charge, ÒHi, IÕm ______, and well, at least I didnÕt commit adultery and quite possibly do away with my assistant, please vote for me.Ó Kinda catchy, donÕt you think? After the crematorium scandal in Georgia I will never be able to look at Uncle Joe (he in the urn on the fireplace mantel) the same again. The Office of Strategic Influence, no wait, how about the Office of Strategic Mendacity, no, too exotic, the Office of Strategic Falsehoods, no, how about the Office of Really Bad Ideas? Yeah, that one is a keeper. And, we can appoint Boris Badanov and Natasha to head it up, theyÕve been masters at misinforming the moose and the squirrel for years. Speaking of misinformation and spin, Mr. Ament is retiring to the tune of about $100,000 per year plus benefits. Gee, not the multi-million dollar lump sum pension payout like when they first drew it up on a cocktail napkin, but still swell stuff if you can get it, and with all of the free time on his hands now, well, letÕs just say, watch out unsuspecting senior citizens if this man runs for your condominium pension president. And to all of you dog owners out

there, hereÕs my request to all of you: (1) buy a strong leash and use it (2) if you feel the need to buy dogs over 100 pounds for protection hereÕs the card of a good security system agent and (3) if you have such deep-seated hatred of your fellow human beings that you train dogs to kill on sight then to ensure they are truly vicious, simply point your finger at yourself, look the dog straight in the eye and firmly say, Òattack.Ó DonÕt worry weÕll find a home for your pugnacious pooch once you are gone. And finally, ask questions and arm yourselves with facts not fiction regarding the two schools reform here on campus, well-meaning, caring adults have opinions with merit on both sides of the issue, itÕs just sometimes each side starts to believe they and only they have somehow stumbled onto the key that unlocks the chest which holds the monopoly on all the wisdom in the universe or at least within the campus borders. Okay, really, finally, if alcoholics count the days they have been sober, these days I count the days we have been T.F. or terrorism-free; 168 days and counting. ItÕs not much, but it sure reminds me to keep all else in proper perspective. So Long Gang (DÕoh, and I promised you I wouldnÕt, sorry!).

Diversity/practicality can be assigned to all areas of study, for future careers From Page 9

department, despite administrationÕs promise to place someone in that position. This promise, according to these same students, has been made year after year, without results. Their concern for the history department was heightened after a statement made by President Frank Falcone, which appeared in the Feb. 27 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The statement read: ÒCourses such as history and philosophy increasingly are taking a back seat to more practical fields of study.Ó The insinuation here is that history and philosophy are not practical areas for one to study. If I were a history major, this statement would have me up in arms, and these students are. ÒI think President FalconeÕs remarks prove that these cuts in the history department are a matter of his inability to see all the majors offered here at Carroll as being practical,

legitimate fields of study,Ó said junior Tom Lyons. Three history students, Lyons, Sandie Springer and Jennifer DeNicola, are organizing a plan for action that surrounds the issues of the history department. At the past two meetings held to discuss the matter, there has been standing room only on the first floor conference room of MacAllister Hall. Students from other departments have showed, as well, to express their support for what these students are planning. While I have not been able to attend any of the meetings due to schedule conflicts, they have my full support. I offer this support as a student from the modern languages and communication departments. I wonder if other areas of study that fall into the liberal arts category, such as languages, would be considered impractical as well. I ask you students, what are your majors? Do you

belong to the 38 percent of the student body classified as liberal arts and sciences majors? I do, and I would like to express that a strong liberal arts tradition is one of the main reasons to come to Carroll College. To the business, nursing, and various other majors deemed practical by the President, I would agree with his statement. Your areas of study each hold their own validity in the sea of practicality. However, is practical something that we can truly measure? I would venture to say that a history major is overwhelmingly practical in careers such as education, politics, and law, while it is not so practical in the medical field. Whatever the major, an argument for practicality can be made, depending on the intent of the individual who will graduate with the degree. To say that one area of study is more practical than another is asinine. ThatÕs like saying that shoveling snow is more practical than raking leaves.

Maybe because itÕs winter, people would tend to believe that statement, but when fall rolls around, the merit and practicality of both chores are understood. The Journal Sentinel article has produced a flurry of concerns, some more valid than others. One concern is that the history minor will be dropped. This is utterly not true, and I would like to take this opportunity to dispel the rumor. The list of valid concerns, however, is potentially much longer than anything fabricated. Students would like answers. ÒWe sent a letter to the big five (Senior Staff ),Ó said Lyons. The letter contains their main complaints and asks to set up meetings with the decision makers of the campus, specifically Lynne Bernier and Falcone. As I write this editorial, Senior Staff is on a trip to Florida. Upon their return, I truly hope that the administration takes these students and their efforts seriously.


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OPINIONS Bible Stories 101: What is your personal mission statement? BY

WILLIAM HUMPHREYS Staff Writer

The Rev. William Humphreys is the chaplain for Carroll College. As this springtime season of lengthening days is also the season of Lent, let us explore some more of the teaching ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, whom some call the Messiah, the Christ. Following the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan and his time of fasting and meditation in the wilderness, Jesus returned to Galilee, as told in Luke 4:14 and following. There, enjoying some high regard from the people, he went to the synagogue as he was accustomed, and stood to read from the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. What he read has come in large part to define what we think of JesusÕ ministry. And we think it was a defining text for him as well. Luke quotes Jesus quoting Isaiah 61:12 and 58:6: ÒThe spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captive and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the

oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the LordÕs favor.Ó And he rolled up the scroll and gave it to the attendant and sat down. It will be a good Lenten meditation for us to consider the implications of such boldness for our own growing lives and faith. In the faith of Isaiah and Jesus, we too might consider our Òanointing.Ó To what have we been called? What might any one of us adopt as our own personal mission statement? When I grow up, IÕd like to be/do _________? When I was asked, near the age of 30, what I wanted to be when I grew up, I confessed to the boyhood dream of growing up to be a - ta-da - a cowboy! Being a Pioneer is pretty close. Back to Jesus. Preaching good news to the poor is no small task. The poor would ask, ÒJust who do you think you are, preaching this superficial happiness in our direction? You donÕt have any idea what it is to be poor. The government dumps on us, civil authorities abuse our civil rights, well-employed people blame us for not working hard enough, even friends and family members seem not to notice or know who we are. WhereÕs the good news in that?Ó And whatÕs in it for the captives?

Letter to the Editor: February 21, 2002 Dear Editor, I am writing in response to an article that appeared in the Feb. 21 issue of The New Perspective titled ÒLong evening classes a dreadful experience for students.Ó The article not only offended me, but was also factually incorrect. The author states there are Òtwo or three nontraditionalistsÓ here at Carroll. According to the collegeÕs Web site, there are 800 part-time students and 1,800 full-time students. In the spring of 2002, there are 25 sections of Communications courses offered, nine of which are offered at night. I think that number is only fair to us nontraditional students Òwho have nothing better to do at night,Ó as the author states in his article. As a part-time, nontraditional student who pays for her education out of her pocket, I applaud the fact that Carroll recognizes the importance of education, regardless of oneÕs age. Mr. Becker, I go to work at 7 a.m. four days a week, leave work for two and a half hours each day to accommodate my school schedule, then work again until 5:30 p.m. Classes that I need to graduate are not offered at my convenience, but you donÕt hear me complaining. You claim the school Òfeels the need to baby its non-traditional students,Ó but it sounds like you are the one being a baby about having to take a night class or two. I agree with you on one point: good riddance. Good riddance that a student would have such a discriminating point of view toward nearly onethird of the schoolÕs population. Monica Hite

Release? Get out of jail free? Do not pass GO? The fact is, too often in this country, incarcerated folk are far more sure of their place in life and where their next meal will be while theyÕre in jail. And around the globe, captives are political prisoners whose release would mean undoing the whole system of political and economic oppression. WhatÕs the good news going to be for these folks? Recovery of sight for the blind? The wonders of modern technology will help many people see better, and a few who might have been blind will be given sight. Beyond that, the imagery here will be more of a spiritual metaphor than a physical reality. So hereÕs what I really want to know, as you, dear reader, do too: ÒWhatÕs in it for me?Ó In this season of Lenten repentance and preparation for EasterÕs new realities,

I can trust that whatÕs in it for me is less material and physical and more spiritual. I do not want to be excused from any responsibility I may have for the care and welfare of people around me, the poor and imprisoned and all of us in any way disabled. And at the same time I want to know that ÒwhatÕs in it for meÓ is a sense of purpose and possibility. If Jesus is anointed to preach and perform such things, and if I think thatÕs a pretty good idea for the care and welfare of the worldÕs people, then some of that vision statement will trickle down to me. Pretty soon IÕll catch on, and the metaphors and the realities, too, will be inspiring and motivating. Visit with a friend about it, or e-mail the author at chaplain@cc.edu and give some attention in this season to what might be your own mission statement. Godspeed.

Letter to the Lady Pioneers: February 25, 2002 To the Carroll WomenÕs Basketball Team, Thank you. Thank you for making womenÕs basketball at Carroll fun and exciting again. As a Carroll alumni, and admission counselor for the past seven years, I have seen some unsuccessful years of womenÕs basketball here at the college, and the program has done a complete turn around in the past four years. You may not have won a Midwest Conference Championship this year, but your contributions to the campus, and to the numerous fans that watched you throughout the season far outweigh any MWC trophy. Names like Koelbl, Fink, Letourneaux, and Wilhelmi may not be remembered for the number of MWC Championships they won, but they will forever be remembered as the senior student athletes that helped turn a program around, and brought respectability back to the womenÕs basketball squad. It would have been easy for you to choose another program coming out of high school that was winning, but instead you came into the program here and have done wonderful things. There are hundreds of womenÕs players that would have loved to say they played in three straight conference championship games. You should be extremely proud of yourselves, and in my eyes, as well as the eyes of many others, you are true champions of your sport. To the rest of the team, there is no time to hang your heads. You are left with a team that will undoubtedly contend for another league title, and I look forward to attending games next year with my family and hearing my 4-year-old say, ÒWow, those girls are good!Ó The hard work, sportsmanship, and successes you have on the basketball court serves as a model for many young people that come and attend games. They see what it takes to be good players, but more importantly, good people. They see you up close, and you set a wonderful example. If my kids grow up to be half as good as you are on the court and in the classroom, I will be blessed. The groundwork has been laid out by your graduating seniors for you to carry on the tradition of success. Keep working hard in the off-season, and good things will come. Coach Jacobsen, it continues to be a pleasure working with you and watching you assemble championship quality teams and develop young players into wonderful adults. I look forward to helping you enroll quality student athletes to continue the winning tradition. Thank you for your hours of hard word and dedication to Carroll. So once again, thank you for a wonderful season, and to the graduating seniors, thank you for a wonderful career. I look forward to the 2002-2003 season. Nate Dehne Associate Director of Admission


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A & E IN THE AREA BY TABITHA MENNING Arts & Entertainment Editor

Arts Red Star Army Chorus and Dancers - Pabst Theatre, 144 E. Wells St. - March 8 - (414) 273-7206 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra - Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. - Guest conductor Gilbert Varga - March 8 - 9 - (414) 273-7206 Hal Leonard Jazz Series: Billy Taylor Trio - Pabst Theatre, 144 E. Wells St. - March 9 - (414) 273-7206 New Dancemakers 2002 - UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts Dance Program - Mitchell Hall Chamber Theatre, 3203 N. Downer Ave. - Features work by UWM dance majors - Now through March 10 - (414) 229-4308 Artist Series: Pianist Andras Schiff - Pabst Theatre, 144 E. Wells St. - March 11 - (414) 273-7206 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra - Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St.

- Pianist Andre Watts - March 14 - 16 - (414) 273-7206 Mick MoloneyÕs Irish Music and Dance Festival - Pabst Theatre, 144 E. Wells St. - March 16 - (414) 273-7206 Festival City Symphony: Music for Families - Pabst Theatre, 144 E. Wells St. - ÒHot Dogs and Apple PieÓ - March 17 - (414) 273-7206 Lovers and Executioners - A Stiemke Theatre Production - Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells St. - Now through March 17 - A wife plays lover, executioner and judge in her quest to gain revenge from her estranged husband - (414) 224-9490 Honoring the Real Heros - First annual conference honoring social work professionals held by the UW-Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare - Conference will be held from 8 a.m.4:30 p.m., March 19 at the Wyndham Milwaukee Center Hotel, 139 E. Kilbourn Ave. - Focuses on foster care, innovative solutions - Students and professionals from social work, criminal justice, government and service providers are welcome - For more information, call Linda Czernickie at (414) 229-6329

Young Diane Krall - Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. - March 21 - (414) 273-7206 Milwaukee Ballet: Genesis - Pabst Theatre, 144 E. Wells St. - March 21 - 24 - (414) 273-7206 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 Jitney - A Quadracci Powerhouse Theatre Production - Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells St. - Now through March 24 - A father and son drama that tackles some of lifeÕs hardest lessons with humor and honesty - (414) 224-9490

Entertainment Bradley Center - (414) 227-0400 - March 11 Crosby, Stills, Nash &

Eagles Ballroom/ The Rave - (414) 342- 7283 - March 9 Unwritten Law, White Knuckle Trip, Lee Harvey Oswald - March 15 Fleshgrind, N.S.A., Halycon - March 21 Better than Ezra, Cowboy - March 23 Primer 55, Switched, Step Kings - March 23 Dead Low Tide with Forever Pleasure - March 28 The Big Wu Potawotomi Bingo and Casino - (414) 645-6888 - March 13 - 14 The Smothers Brothers - March 27 - 28 Aaron Tippin, John Hiatt Riverside Theatre - (414) 224-3000 - March 10 Pat Methany Group - March 20 Boney James Shank Hall - (414) 276-7288 - March 7 Junior Brown - March 13 Kate Campbell - March 21 Hank Williams III Wisconsin State Fair - (414) 266-7000 - March 7 P.F.M.A. Show - March 8 - 10 Used Boat Show - March 9 - 10 Rummage-O-Rama - March 16 - 17 Spring Craft and Gift Show - March 22 - 24 Super Computer Sale - March 22 - 30 Metropolitan Association of Realtors Home and Garden Show

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Table for Three: DaveÕs Restaurant earns a half Pet Peeves/ BY ELIZABETH MARTIN, MOLLY SCHUMAN AND LAUREN YOUNG

Staff Writers Seeing our gas tanks were empty, both in body and car, we decided to try a restaurant closer to Carroll to satisfy our hunger needs. With a motto of ÒIf you canÕt find anything you like on the menu, go somewhere else,Ó we knew DaveÕs Restaurant, located in downtown Waukesha, was a good choice! As we entered the restaurant, we were hit with the typical diner aroma of home cookinÕ, cigarette smoke, and grease. We sat ourselves, and were greeted by a very attentive waitress. After a quick perusal of the menu, we proved to ourselves that this was a true diner; it serves breakfast all day! This made Lauren and Molly very happy! Lauren ordered the vegetable omelet, which came with American fries and toast for the low cost of $3.95! She thought it was Òbetter than

BakerÕs Square.Ó It wasnÕt too greasy or dry; just perfect! Molly was equally pleased with her two eggs and American fries, although the double yokes kind of frightened her. The eggs were cooked to perfection and the American fries were just as delicious. Being a poor college student, Molly was in high spirits over the low cost of

the meal, also only $3.95. EllieÕs eyes ventured to the nonbreakfast side of the menu and she didnÕt have the same results as Lauren and Molly. She ordered a California burger, which turned out to be a hamburger topped with tomatoes and lettuce, and mayo on the side. Ellie rated this burger just one notch above the

PIT hamburgers. ÒMediocre at bestÓ is the only phrase that could describe her meal. The waitress brought Ellie a small cup of tasty vegetable soup that came with her burger - too bad she ordered cream of potato! A word to the wise: donÕt change your mind at DaveÕs Restaurant or who knows what youÕll end up with on your plate! For dessert we shared a piece of chocolate cream pie that was sub-par. The crust was soggy and the filling was hardened. It tasted old, although the pies are homemade. DaveÕs Restaurant claims to be the Òbest in the Midwest,Ó and to have the best coffee in town. If there coffee is anything like there pie, they are big fat liars. However, Lauren and Molly did enjoy their meals and would make the trek back. WeÕre not so sure about Ellie. You can check out the menu before you even take a step. DaveÕs Restaurant has a web page at http://www.davesrestaurant.8m.com. WeÕd drive a moderate distance to get to DaveÕs Restaurant, so weÕll rate it with half-a-gas tank.

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crossed my mind. I think a lot of single people, especially those who havenÕt dated a lot or are not as experienced, ask themselves this question. I mean, obviously if after nine years (assuming most of my friends started dating around 14, some younger) I havenÕt questioned why one guy has not taken the initiative to ask me out, maybe there is something wrong with me; such as IÕm playing for the wrong team. Many times IÕve stated IÕm ready to either become a lesbian or a nunÉof course IÕm not Catholic, but IÕm sure that could all be worked out. While I continue to hear these questions and ask them myself, I maintain one simple truth. It will happen when it happens. I turn 23 on March 24, and graduate in May. Basically I have my whole life ahead of me, and what comes will come. If I fall in love with someone tomorrow, great! If I have to wait another year, IÕll wait. It may be a little clichŽ but I refuse to cheapen it all. It is my life and my love and that doesnÕt get passed around like the butter dish at dinner.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT History with a Twist: March 7 - 27, the unlawful days of the past BY AMY KANT Staff Writer Because of Spring Break, we have a lot of information to cover in this issue - a whole extra week! WeÕre going to skip the introduction and get right down to business. On March 7, 1933, Charles Darrow created the game we all know as ÒMonopoly.Ó He, however, could not keep up with the demand for the game and sold his rights to Parker Brothers becoming a millionaire at age 46. On the same day in 1994, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled parodies that poke fun at an original work can be considered Òfair usageÓ and do not require permission from the copyright holder to be used. Beavis and Butthead premiered on MTV as a series on March 8, 1993. What an enlightenment that cartoon was! In 1894, New York enacted a dog license law. It was the first animal control law in the U.S. Public displays of affection are always a hot topic for discussion. What would you do if kissing in public were banned and punishable by death? On March 9, 1562, citizens of Naples had to decide if a kiss was really worth dying for. In 1959, Barbie debuted with over 800 million dolls sold. The first telephone call was made in

Boston on March 10, 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell. His assistant heard Bell say, ÒMr. Watson, come here. I want you.Ó On March 11, 1986, Popsicle announced its plan to trade in the traditional twin-stick frozen treat for a onestick model, and in 1969, Levi-Strauss started selling those oh-so-popular bellbottomed jeans. Who can resist Girl Scout cookies? Thin mintÑmy favorite! The Girl Scout organization was founded on March 12, 1912. Its original name was Girl Guides. It was announced that scientist Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory had discovered the planet Pluto on March 13, 1930. Who knew football needed a seventh official? Well, apparently the NFL thought it was necessary. On March 14, 1978, they permanently added the side judge. High-ranking Roman Senators assassinated Emperor Julius Caesar on March 15, 44 B.C., and in 1971, the first chat rooms made their debut on the Internet. I cannot even imagine what life would be like without chat rooms or Instant Messenger! Ice-skating was never known as a violent sport until Tonya Harding entered the picture. On March 16, 1994, she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for covering up the attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan. She avoided jail time, but was fined $100,000.

St. PatrickÕs Day is basically an excuse for people to get drunk. The holiday was celebrated in New York City for the first time on March 17, 1756. This event took place at the Crown and Thistle Tavern. In 1845, Stephen Perry of London patented the rubber band. The Pillsbury Dough Boy is an American icon. He was first introduced on March 18, 1930. Breakfast, anyone? On March 19, 1994, the largest omelet was made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan, and in 1931, the state of Nevada legalized gambling. On March 20, 1865, a plan by John Wilkes Booth to abduct President Abraham Lincoln was foiled when Lincoln changed plans and failed to appear at the SoldierÕs Home near Washington, D.C. Booth would later assassinate the President while he was attending a performance at FordÕs Theatre in the nationÕs capital. After two fatalities, Ohio passed a law prohibiting hazing by fraternities on March 21, 1954. In 1963, Alcatraz Island, the Federal Penitentiary in San Francisco Bay, closed. What would you do if there werenÕt a mall nearby? Would you sew your own clothing? I highly doubt it. On March 22, 1954, the very first shopping mall opened in Southfield, Mich., saving us the trouble of

making our own clothes. ÒHow are you today?Ó your friend asks. ÒIÕm ok,Ó you reply. Chances are that before 1839, this would not have been your response. On March 23, the first recorded use of ÒOKÓ (oll correct) was used in BostonÕs Morning Post, and in 1912, the little Dixie Cups were invented. On March 24, 1898, the first automobile was sold, and in 1958, Elvis Presley enlisted in the U.S. Army. His serial number was 53310761. Sadly, the XIX Winter Olympics have come and gone. In 2004, the Summer Olympics will return in Athens, Greece, where the Modern Olympic Games began on March 24, 1898. Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree murder for giving an ailing man a lethal injection and putting it all on videotape for 60 Minutes on March 26, 1999. Before the shoelace was invented on March 27, 1790, little kids did not have to worry about learning how to tie their shoes. Lucky little pipsqueaks. I still have problems with mine coming untied! Whew! That was a lot to cram into an article. I hope you didnÕt find it too overwhelming. ItÕs not as though we are tackling tough stuff like nuclear physics or microbiology. WeÕll be sure to take it slowly, and perhaps next time weÕll jump into those areas. Ha! Yeah, right.

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Last issueÕs movie ticket winner: John Siewert Answer to last issues Puzzler: a=0, c=3, d=1, l=8, o=9, s=7 A new soft drink vending machine has been installed on campus that vends two types of drinks: Pepcid Cola and Loco Cola. The machine has three buttons, one that dispenses Pepcid Cola, one that dispenses Loco Cola, and one that randomly dispenses either one. Unfortunately, the labels on the buttons are never correct. Thus, for example, pushing the Pepcid Cola button will either always result in Loco Cola or in a random choice, but will never always result in Pepcid Cola. Each drink costs $1. What is the minimum amount of money you need to spend to guarantee that you will get a can of Loco Cola and how do you get it? 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 dfeil@cc.edu with subject heading `puzzler answerÕ or can be submitted in hard copy to Prof. Dave FeilÕs office, 105 Maxon Hall.

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Former Carroll student Dave Pawl returns to share songs last Saturday night in the P.I.T. with his band Sweetheart Tripwire.


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SPORTS Carroll Olympian update super happy," said Carpenter. Kips other race of the Olympics was the 1000BY NATHAN BRUNNER meter event. He again turned in a very Sports Editor respectable showing by placing in fourth just behind American teammate Joey After more research it was discov- Cheek. Despite having just missed his ered a former Carroll student was acci- second medal of the Olympics, dentally omitted from a previous article Carpenter remained upbeat. "Fourth is about former Carroll students winning tough, but IÕm happy that an American Olympic medals. This athlete is is on the podium ahead of me," Carpenter said. Two other former stuAmerican speedskater Kip Carpenter. Kip, brother of current Carroll stu- dents have also had races since the previous issue. Chris Witty, dent and 1998 Olympian whom won the gold in the Cory Carpenter, competed womenÕs 1000-meter, finish in the 500 and 1000-meter a respectable fifth in the events in Winter Olympics 1500-meter event in the last month. He surprised process of skating a personmany people when he won al best time. "I'm happy a bronze medal in the 500with it," she said. "I skated, meters. In fact, he was one I think, a technically strong of the few not too surprised race. It felt good, but it was by his performance. "I'm about a lap too long." not actually that surprised. I've been waiting for this Photo courtesy of U.S. Speedskating Catherine Raney also commy entire life. I had a confi- 500-meter bronze medalist Kip peted in the 5000-meter event. She skated to a new dence inside me knowing Carpenter. American Record in the that when this day came, I would have the best performance of my process of finishing in ninth place. She life," Carpenter said in a Milwaukee was extremely happy with her performJournal Sentinel interview the day after ance. "It exceeded all of my expectathe February 12th race. Carpenter was tions by far," Raney said of the race. "I paired with the gold-medal winner was just going out there to try and get a Casey FitzRandolph, also a former stu- personal best." The Winter Olympics are over now, dent, in the final pairing. When he crossed the line and saw his time he was but Carroll community will have some filled with emotion. "I just looked up at fond memories of former students who the screen and saw a three by name and have represented their country with knew I had won the bronze. I was just pride.

Upcoming Sporting Events Indoor Track Date March 8 March 9

Opponent @ Ada, Ohio @ Ada, Ohio

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Wittenberg College Marian College Central College Virginia Wesleyan College Baldwin Wallace College Richard Stockton College

4:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.

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Maranatha Baptist Bible

3:00 p.m.

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Softball Rebel Games @ Orlando, Fla. Alfred University Westminster College Baldwin-Wallace College U.S. Coast Guard Marietta College Springfield College Cortland College Lake Forest College Muskingum College Fairleigh Dickinson University

12:30 p.m. 4:10 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 4:10 p.m. 2:20 p.m. 4:10 p.m. 8:50 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 8:50 p.m. 10:40 a.m.

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Carthage College

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Outdoor Track @ Memphis, Tenn. @ Memphis, Tenn. @ Rock Island, Ill.

10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

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MenÕs Tennis Opponent St. Norbert College @ DePere, Wis.

Time 1:00 p.m.

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three years in a row as the teamÕs ultimate goal. ÒItÕs refreshing to have the confidence and leadership this team has,Ó Jacobsen said. MenÕs Tennis The Carroll College menÕs tennis team began a new season with a new coach. Jen Kools, womenÕs tennis head coach, took over the menÕs team for her first season. ÒTheyÕre a great group of players,Ó said Kools. ÒTheyÕre young, but I think experience will get the confidence under our belts to make a stronger team.Ó Josh Potorackle, and team captains, junior Charlie DeCleene and sophomore Dave Pye, are the PioneerÕs returning talent. ÒI look to these three to lead the team, to give the freshmen the perspec-

tive of what being a college athlete really means,Ó said Kools. Four freshmen step up to the challenge. Chip Bartel, Craig Mours, Dan OÕConnell, and Dave Williamson show a lot of promise. ÒI can really say this is the best year IÕve had in terms of working with new players.Ó Together the team decided their goal was to work with a little more intensity each day. ÒAt one point, we hope it take the team and moves us up the ladder in conference,Ó said Kools. Although Kools does see some tough competition in store for them this season, she believes one of their biggest obstacles will be the lack of team practice over spring break. The Pioneers have been playing intensely as a team since September, though, and Kools hopes their determination will get the team back where they

need to be. ÒThey have a goal in mind, and they simply donÕt deviate from that goal,Ó she said. Track It all comes down to this. A winterÕs worth of running, lifting and training will be deemed worthwhile or wasteful as the 2002 Carroll College track season begins. ÒI am very optimistic to what the outdoor track season holds for us,Ó said first year head coach, Todd Carter. The exceptional freshman class, along with the development of key returners, has the potential to put the Pioneers in a position to make a run at the Midwest Conference Championship. Seniors and conference champions, Corri Kisselburg and Chris Pearson, junior Amanda Johnson, and sophomore MVP, and pole vault conference champion, Katie Pierce, head the list of talented

returning players. All four solidify a different area on the team. Pierce will dominate in the pole vault and jumps, while Johnson and Pearson lead the team with throws, and Kisselburg surpasses with sprints. Freshmen Jim Huber and Kim Christensen, middle distance runners competing in the 400- and 800-meter, have potential for phenomenal seasons. ÒI see a lot of talent in these individuals that should develop to help us later in the season,Ó said Carter. As far as competition, Carter expects Monmouth, Grinell, and St. Norbert to present the Pioneers their biggest challenges throughout the season. ÒWeÕve had a very, very successful program in the past, says Carter. We have a lot of good kids and my goal to allow them to understand what it means to be a good college athlete.Ó


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SPORTS Lady Pioneers earn second place in Midwest Conference BY PAULA CARY Staff Writer

Photo by Andrew Farrell

Jessica Koelbl shoots in the Midwest Conference Semifinal game against Ripon College.

Carroll College hosted this yearÕs Midwest Conference WomenÕs Basketball Tournament on Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23. It was the Lady Pioneers third consecutive year in the tournament. The Lady Pioneers defeated Ripon College 62-57 in the second semifinals game on Feb. 22. They then went on to the championship game against the winner of the first semifinals, Lake Forest College. The Lady Pioneers lost 56 -72 making Lake Forest the Midwest Conference Champions for the third year in a row. They move on to the NCAA Tournament. Carroll College earned itÕs own glory by clinching first place victory in the conference with a record of 15-

1. They finished the season 20-5. The Lady Pioneers junior forward, Corey Grosskopf, was named the Midwest Conference WomenÕs Basketball Player of the Year. Grosskopf was joined by two other teammates, Sarah Letourneaux and Michelle Fink, on the 2002 all-conference first team. This is the third year straight that the Lady Pioneers have placed three players on the allconference first team. Grosskopf, a newcomer to the all-conference team, ended the season third in the conference scoring an average of 17.1 points per game. She finished third in number of blocked shots per game and is one of the top 15 in four other categories. Letourneaux and Fink also finished at the top of several conference categories. Letourneaux ranked in the top 15 in five categories. Fink ranked second in free-throws with 86.5 percent.

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Sophmore Heather Jones attempts a free throw during the Midwest Conference Championship game against Lake Forest College.

2002 spring sports preview promises a season of determination BY JESSICA KOBRIGER Staff Writer Baseball The weakness that has plagued the previous two seasons for the Carroll College baseball team will continue to be a struggle. ÒWe lost a lot more players than expected,Ó said head coach Steve Dannhoff. ÒWith this yearÕs recruiting class, though, we definitely have the people to step in and take over.Ó With only a hand full of pitchers from last year returning this season, the 2002 pitching staff will rely on the freshmen to help fill in all areas - experienced starters, youth in middle relief, and a dominant closer. Depth at the plate, in the field, and on the mound should give Dannhoff the ammunition to be competitive. Of the 10 returning players, senior second team, allconference Ryan Gasper, sophomore Justin Abbott, and junior outfielder Brian Johnson will head up the returning talent. ÒThis year we have a favorable schedule,Ó he said. ÒWe play some good teams, but the most difficult competition doesnÕt come until the end of the season.Ó Dannhoff believes the team will be more developed toward the end of the

season and be better able to handle tougher competition St. Norbert and Ripon College will bring. If Dannhoff gets what he expects to get out of his team this season, look for the Pioneers to end at a much better point than they did a year ago. MenÕs Golf The Carroll College menÕs golf team returns to action next week to hit off the 2002 season. The Pioneers finished fourth in the MWC last season, and took home the first place title at the North Division tournament. What does this season hold for the team? Returning to the team is senior and third year letter winner Aaron Schroeder, sophomores Brett Wickmann and Erick Hanson, and first team all conference, sophomore Ryan Fleming. Fleming finished seventh individually in the MWC. ÒLook for these four to show the leadership to take the team where we need to be,Ó said head coach Doug Lange. Freshmen Tyler Foti and sophomore Jason Manthei show much promise for the team this season. Lange was most impressed with FotiÕs performance. ÒTyler did extremely well at tryouts,Ó he said. ÒHe could very easily move up to number two singles. It will be a battle between Tyler, Brett, Erick and Aaron for the number two, three, and four singlesÕ posi-

tions.Ó Their first obstacle is the Knox tournament at the end of March. ÒWeÕll go, play our best, and see where we stack up,Ó said Lange. Knox and Grinell will be some of the Pioneers biggest competition. ÒGolf is so tough,Ó he said. ÒThe top schools have such a distinct advantage because they are to the south and can get outside to practice weeks before us. WeÕll have to raise our game quite a bit to compete.Ó LangeÕs goal is for the team to break into the top three in the MWC. The PioneersÕ strength lies in the team. ÒThese guys came together as a group,Ó he said. ÒThat is so important in an individual sport.Ó Softball The Carroll College softball team enters the 2002 season as two-time defending Midwest Conference champions, finishing last season 13-0. Even with the loss of three vital players from last yearÕs team - outfielders Johanna Morzy and Jamie Defouw, and pitcher Corey Henningfeld - the Lady Pioneers return a talented nucleus. ÒA lot of players have returned to play other key positions,Ó said head coach Kris Jacobsen. ÒThis will be our strength.Ó The big holes in the outfield are likely to be filled by freshmen Krisy Gusse,

junior Tiffany Keeney, and sophomore Sarah Boyle, according to Jacobsen. Jacobsen does not see these moves as problematic. ÒThe team is very unselfish,Ó said Jacobsen. ÒWe all want what is going to maximize the potential of our season.Ó Jacobsen is counting on her freshmen to provide competition within the team. She believes they will give the team the added speed they lacked last year. ÒWe will have legitimate baseline runners this season,Ó said Jacobsen. Three accomplished freshmen, Kristy Gusse, April Karlen, and Jesse Wege, stand up to the challenge. Pitcher of the year, with a 1.72 overall ERA and 7-0 conference record, Beth Kottke, and backup thrower Mandy Reedy head the list of talented returning players. ÒAs a right-hand pitcher, Mandy complements Beth well,Ó Jacobsen said. First team all-conference, sophomore Beth Wittnebel leads the team with a batting average of .465. Following behind is player of the year, Eva Klamann, with a .405 average. St. Norberts, Lawrence University, Lake Forest, and Monmouth is some of the toughest competition that lies ahead for the Lady Pioneers. Yet, with all that ahead of them, Jacobsen has claimed the Midwest Conference Championship title See Preview Page 15


The New Perspective • Volume 25, Issue 9 • 03/07/02