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Committee resigns sixth year, the committee does a final evaluation of the proSpecial to The New Perspective fessor and makes a recomDuring the first week of mendation to Vice President March, every member of the for Academic Affairs, presentTenure and Promotion ly Dr. Lynne Bernier. The Committee (TPC) submitted Vice President then makes a letters of resignation to the recommendation to the Faculty Executive Committee President of the college, cur(FEC). Former members of rently Dr. Frank Falcone, who the TPC were reluctant to makes a recommendation to give specifics as to their rea- the Board of Trustees. The sons for resigning, but former Board makes the final decichair of the TPC, Robert sion on whether tenure will be Black, assured that it was not granted or not. For the meant to be a Related Coverage rest of this political act. semester, Rather, it was “an act of Timeline of events, pages 4-5 there are still eight profesconscience” Towell named new religion sors who need that was chair, page 4 biennial made individreviews. After ually for the the resignation of the comfive members. The TPC consisted of five mittee in early March, there Carroll College professors: Dr. was a call for volunteer memRobert Black of the bers, but an insufficient numDepartment of Modern ber of faculty members Languages, Dr. Mary Hauser offered. There is no plan yet as of the Department of to what may happen if there Education, Dr. Lori Kelly of are not enough members the Department of English, elected to the committee. The president of the David Simpson of the Department of Psychology, FEC, Dr. Peter Settle of the of and Dr. Linda Thompson of Department seemed the Department of Communication, Mathematics. These five sympathetic in regard to the members are responsible for resignation of the Tenure and evaluating fellow faculty Promotion Committee. “I members who are on the understand them. I just wish they weren’t in a position that tenure track. The TPC evaluates tenure compelled them to do that,” track professors biennially at two, four and six years. In the See Committee Page 5

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Emerson Drive Lead singer, Brad Mates, brings the sound of country music to Shattuck Auditorium during Spring Fling.

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Sign of the times Concerns about the faculty and administration issues continue as picketers demonstrate April 22 along South East Avenue in front of President Frank Falcone’s home.

Tenure denial decisions appealed Jessica A. Bauer Staff Writer

"Devastated," "shock" and "disbelief" are just a few of the words used by four faculty members who were denied tenure earlier this year. Dr. Penny Johnson of the Department of Computer Science, Dr. Charlene McMahon of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Dr. Joel Heim and Dr. Nelia Beth Scovill of the Department of Religion and Philosophy were denied tenure this year after being recommended by the Tenure and Promotion Committee. Two other professors, Dr. Kevin McMahon and Dr. Joseph Piatt of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry were the only professors who were granted tenure this year. The Board of Trustees made the final tenure decision. The professors all received letters through certified mail announcing their rejection of tenure. Heim, whose wife, Scovill, was not home when he received the letters, opened his own letter first and then hers, thinking that if he had not received tenure then she had. "After the release of the

prioritization report, we were sure that only one of us would receive tenure," Heim said, so they were surprised both were denied. Professors are granted tenure after serving at the college for a specified number of years, usually five or six. Tenure allows professors to enjoy more academic freedom and ensures a life position at the college. When a professor is denied tenure, they have one more "terminal year" to teach while looking for another job. According to Scovill, two criteria must be met in order for a professor to receive tenure. There must be an instructional need of the program and potential of the candidate to the college. Recommendations for tenure are decided by the Tenure and Promotion Committee based on these two criteria, in addition to student reviews. All six teachers met the second criteria and believe they also meet the first, whereas the college determined they did not. However, the four professors feel that the decisions were based on the institutional need of the college rather than the instructional need of the programs. According to the tenure documents of the school, this is not a valid criterion on

which to base the decision. Scovill relates the situation to a class syllabus, in which everything you will be graded on is spelled out at the beginning of the semester. Later, at the end of the semester, the teacher would say they forgot one of the criteria for grading and the students fail the class because of this criterion they never knew they were expected to complete. However, Scovill feels that they do meet this additional criterion of the instructional need even though they were not aware of it in the beginning. During a meeting with Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Lynne Bernier, each of the four teachers was allowed to ask questions and be told the reason for denial of tenure. As Bernier read from a prepared statement, McMahon recorded what was said: "The Board denied tenure because it did not believe it would be wise to commit to a tenured faculty member in this field, in the department of chemistry, given current and projected program and enrollment trends." The statement for Scovill was virtually identical, only See Tenure Page 4


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4/4/03 3:45 a.m. Responded with the Fire Department to a false fire alarm in the Bergstrom Complex. Pull station on the first floor of North Bergstrom Residence Hall was activated for no apparent cause.

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building just north of the Physical Plant on Grand Avenue. 4/14/03 12:55 a.m. Responded with the Fire Department to false fire alarms activated within minutes of each other at New Hall Residence Hall and the Bergstrom Complex. Pull stations in both incidents were activated for no apparent cause. 4/14/03 Took report from a student that she found egg on her vehicle that was parked in Lot 1.


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Got radium? Waukesha water exceeds EPA standards Kim Peterson Special to The New Perspective

The Waukesha water quality is in violation of state and federal maximum contamination level (MCL) standards. The MCL standard is set at 15 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) for gross alpha particles, a type of ionizing radiation, and 5 pCi/L for combined radium. Waukesha's water test results indicated 19 pCi/L for gross alpha particles and 8.5 pCi/L for combined radium. Waukesha may end up spending around $70 million to reduce the radium levels in the drinking water to meet the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. This may double or triple water rates charged to Waukesha Water Utility customers. Waukesha is among 600 communities nationwide that may spend millions of dollars to bring their water systems into compliance with the new federal standard. Radium is a radioactive element naturally found in shale, granite, sandstone and other components of the earth's crust. Radium is found in several forms called isotopes with radium-226 and radium-228 being the

two most common forms. The alpha particle is the primary form of radiation emitted by radium and is emitted by radium-226. Because deep aquifers are commonly made up of sandstone and shale, it is not uncommon to find radium or alpha particles in a water supply. Radium cannot be seen or tasted in the water. Alpha particles may contain health risks at certain levels of exposure. However, the presence of these particles does not indicate a health risk. Water supplies where radium levels exceed the 5 pCi/L are not always unsafe, but it is required for the public to be notified when the local water supply exceeds these standards. Showering, washing or other external exposure to radium containing water is insignificant. Internal exposure, however, is different. Radium, like calcium, accumulates in the bones. Extended periods of exposure may cause depression of the immune system, anemia, cataracts, fractured teeth and may lead to some types of cancers. The EPA's standards are a preventative measure. These risks are estimated from animal tests and occupational exposure with extremely high dosages. Waukesha water comes

from eight sandstone wells. The aquifer is made of many layers of sandstone that vary in water purifying properties. Because the aquifers yield high quality water, little treatment is required from the Waukesha Water Utility. To better ensure that the tap water is safe to drink, the Utility works with local departments of the Department of Natural Resources and the EPA. Testing for radium begins by screening for alpha particle activity. If an elevated activity is revealed, then further testing for radium is conducted. Recent testing revealed an elevated level of gross alpha particles of 19 pCi/L and combined radium levels of 8.5 pCi/L in the Waukesha water supply system. Both of these are in direct violation of recently stricter federal and state standards. Recently, the EPA evaluated the direct human health impacts of radium in drinking water. These evaluations caused the EPA to raise the radium standards. When the standards were raised, Waukesha, two trade associations and several municipal water systems joined together to appeal the new EPA standard. They argued the “EPA did not base the standards on the best available science.”

February 26 the court rejected all arguments raised by the parties appealing. In the 2002 Consumer Confidence Report, the Waukesha Water Utility stated, "We are committed to provide high quality water to our customers in amounts that meet their needs and protect their health at a fair price." Today the Utility is currently evaluating the cost effectiveness of adding treatment to remove these radiation sources versus the development of a new source of

water and looking for funding. An outsider has been brought in to investigate whether the city should petition the Supreme Court regarding the appellate court’s decision The new Consumer Confidence Report is expected to be released within the next month. This information and additional information can be found on the EPA’s website, the Journal Sentinel Online and the Waukesha Water Utility's website.

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Towell takes on chair position Sarah Lasee Staff Writer

Elizabeth Towell, the current Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, will be taking on the role of Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs in the upcoming 2003-04 school year. In addition, she will also take over as the Chair for the Religion and Philosophy Department next year. As Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, her duties will consist of performing data analysis, working with academic departments and helping with faculty searches. When asked if she will have any problems balancing the two titles, Towell explained she does not see any difficulties. "They (the two roles) are complementary since much of what I do pertains to faculty searches, curriculum and course offerings," she said. Vice President for Academic Affairs Lynne Bernier appointed Towell to the position of Chair for the Religion and Philosophy Departments because the current professors in the department, Dr. Joel Heim and Dr. Nelia Beth Scovill, did not receive tenure. Since next year

will be their last at Carroll, she did not think that it was appropriate to ask either of them to take on the administrative duties of the chair in this situation. Bernier said, "Dr. Towell has been the administrative liaison for faculty searches this year and will continue in that role for the Religion and Philosophy Department next year." Bernier also went on to explain, "Towell will be responsible for scheduling courses and other administrative duties in consultation with the faculty who will be teaching in the department." When asked how she felt about being appointed Chair to the Religion and Philosophy Department, Towell said, "I think it is appropriate under the circumstances." While the school’s administrators are sure that appointing Towell to the chair position is the right thing to do, the current faculty members and students of the Religion and Philosophy Department are not so sure. Scovill, an Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy and the current acting chair of the department, said, "My major concern was whether this was the best of all possi-

ble decisions." Scovill is not the only one concerned about Towell being appointed as chair. Senior religion major Tom Gaulke said, "My fear is the hiring of a new religion department by a person without a religion degree and who doesn’t know what a good quality religion professor would be." He went on to say, "over the years, we ended up with a really good department here and I would hate to see it ruined by poor quality professors coming in and teaching." Towell admits to not having a religion or philosophy background but said, "This is an administrative appointment." She goes on to explain, "This is a transition year for this department. I expect current faculty will teach classes and interact with students on a daily basis. I doubt students will see much evidence of my work." Senior religion student Matthew Wilson agrees with Gaulke and asks Towell to "seek support" in her search for future faculty members. "I don’t know Elizabeth Towell, nor do I know of her, but I do know the present state of academia in the field of religion See Towell Page 5

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Students vote ‘No Confidence’ in Falcone Junior Abby Daniels casts her vote in the Campus Center April 15, expressing how she feels about the college president’s ability to lead the college. After 624 votes questioning student confidence were counted, 51 students voted yes, 538 students voted no, and 35 students abstained. 2002-2003

Timeline of events of the 2002-03 academic year

February 25 Petition expressing concerns with the denial of tenure to four faculty members and the demise of liberal arts programs is signed by 720 students.

December 19 Prioritization report is given to President Frank Falcone.

First week of March Each member of the Promotion and Tenure Committee resigns.

January 20 Larry Harper resigns from the Strategic Directions Task Force due to a combination of medical reasons and disappointment with the results of the Task Force.

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Tenure/”Special circumstances” create job loss changing "religion and philosophy" for "chemistry" and ending "given current and possible future conditions." Heim’s statement was identical to that of Scovill’s. Bernier declined to comment on any questions relating to the particular personnel decisions, speaking through her assistant to say that since they are in the middle of the process, she should not discuss the situation with any outside party. McMahon and Heim have been told that the decisions had nothing to do with the abilities or attributes of the individual people involved. McMahon and Heim both feel that if the Board knew they would deny tenure, the professors should not have been allowed to go up for it. Usually, they said, professors are given indication at the four-year reviews or during the preceding semester if they may not be granted tenure. Heim was given no indication that he may be denied tenure, saying, "my reviews were exceedingly positive." McMahon said no potential problems were addressed during her review. "All indications were good…last spring [at the four year review]," she said. "One semester before my tenure hearing, I was given the thumbs up (and) in one semester they changed their mind based on some arbitrary considerations that I wasn’t privy to." Heim was told the school could not commit $2 million to each tenure track position over the course of each professor’s career to keep them here. "If you do the math, they need to more than double my salary for me to ever get close to that," Heim refuted. Johnson was told the school could not make a 30 year commitment to grant her tenure and it is the policy of the college not to tenure an entire department, as the rest of the full time computer science professors are tenured. McMahon was told that in her case there were "special circumstances," that it was "unwise to tenure four chemists at Carroll," as Bernier said during their meeting. These reasons constitute

tenure quotas, which according to tenure documents is not allowed at Carroll. The school has a system in place that makes tenure quotas unnecessary. This system allows the college to come out of financial difficulties if the school no longer needs tenured faculty in certain areas. According to McMahon, this system had been used before President Frank Falcone came to Carroll but the Board refuses to use it now in order to avoid tenure quotas. Right now, the professors are in the process of appealing the Board’s decision. They are hoping the Board will reverse their original decision. Scovill prefers to use internal means for appealing but said the "administration and Board seem unwilling to work it out internally." If the decision stands, there will likely be a lawsuit taken this summer. It would be unlikely for a court to force the Board to grant tenure, but financial compensation would probably be paid. Heim said he does not necessarily want the money himself, but hopes that if the college has to pay, it will prevent the same situation from happening in the future. Each of the four professors is currently looking for other jobs, but plan to remain at Carroll during the next year. If there is not a place for both McMahons at Carroll, both husband and wife will probably leave, rather than Kevin remaining and Charlene going elsewhere. Scovill and Charlene McMahon believe that in the future Carroll will have a hard time keeping faculty here and recruiting new faculty as well. They worry about their own futures as well, stating that it will be difficult to find jobs as teachers in the future after being denied tenure. McMahon said a denial of tenure is a "black mark" on one's record. Johnson said, "they have damaged our careers." McMahon, perhaps the most verbally and visually upset by the decision, spoke simply about her feelings on the situation, saying "You don’t treat people this way. Its just not nice."

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February 9

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Prioritization recommendations are released to the faculty.

Document of problems and possible solutions regarding diversity at Carroll College, compiled by a group of concerned students, is submitted to Student Senate.

March 2

March 3

March 6

A platform regarding the prioritization report and tenure decisions is submitted to Student Senate.

Faculty vote of no confidence in President Falcone’s ability to lead the college passes 81 to 14, with 2 abstentions. The emeriti professors’ vote passes 13 to 1.

Over 315 students participate in a silent sit-in asking the question “Where is my voice?” regarding recent decisions made on campus.


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Stevens charges Carroll College into the coming year Amanda Bothe News Editor

"Wake up before you do even more damage." These are the words of Dr. Gary Stevens to the Carroll College Board of Trustees after he was elected the faculty president for the 2003-2004 school year. This semester has proved a trying one for Carroll College faculty and students as decisions are being made that could change Carroll for years to come. The prioritization document was released, controversial recommendations were made, and four professors were denied tenure. The faculty and students have continued to feel as if their voices are not being heard and the Board of Trustees and Carroll’s administration are acting without regard to their thoughts and opinions. Stevens wants to reflect priorities of the faculty, students and the staff as a whole in his upcoming tenure as faculty

Dr. Gary Stevens president. "I feel very confident that once [these priorities] do evolve, they will reflect interest all of us have in Carroll as a sound educational institution," said Stevens. He continued by stating this involves more than just balancing the budget. According to Stevens, Carroll won’t be a first-rate institution until the Board of Trustees and administration listens to those who have devoted their lives to teaching at Carroll. Gary Stevens has been teaching at Carroll since 1970

Towell/No changes to take place in religion curriculum and philosophy. I know that big names mean very little, that an interview cannot reveal the inner person and that deception and relativism run rampant." Scovill expresses the same thoughts as Wilson, "This is not about Elizabeth Towell as a person. This is about who is the best faculty member or administrator to lead our department." Scovill explained that earlier this school year she received more than 100 applications for a religion studies position here at Carroll and she is worried that Towell will not have the ability to distinguish between those candidates who are best suited for a state institution, a church related school or a sectarian Christian college such as Carroll. Scovill said, "At Carroll we value understanding and respect for many different religion viewpoints and I am concerned that without proper guidance the next group of faculty will not share that view." Bernier, however, is not

worried about Towell’s lack of background in the religion and philosophy fields. She explained that it is not uncommon for a chair from another department or an academic administrator to temporarily take over as acting chair for a department when one is needed. "I asked Dr. Towell to perform these duties mainly because of our focus on searches for next year, and because of her familiarity with course scheduling, staffing and academic policies at the college," said Bernier. Towell does not plan to change the religion and philosophy curriculum during her tentative year-long term as chair. She explained that her job is "to keep the department moving forward, facilitate successful faculty searches and provide continuity for the future." Bernier agrees with Towell that there should be no changes in the curriculum next year. She said, "We will count on faculty in the department to teach courses, advise students and conduct the normal business of departmental faculty.”

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February 12

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A letter protesting recommendations of prioritization report is signed by 14 faculty members.

March 7 The Board of Trustees renews President Falcone’s contract.

Charles Byler and Michael Schuder are asked to resign from the Strategic Directions Task Force. Byler resigns from the Task Force.

and has an extensive history in leading faculty and the college. After teaching from 197079, Stevens entered the administration as the Director of Academic Programs. In 1982 he was named Assistant to the President and then Executive Vice President of the college from 1984-90. In 1992 his position changed again to Chief Academic Officer. He held the position until 1994 when he resumed teaching full time. He decided a few years ago to run for the faculty president position. He figures he is probably within three years of retirement and seems like the right time to step into the position. Stevens knows he will have the continuing task of fighting for a faculty and student voice

and pressuring the Board of Trustees to reconsider tenure decisions. Regarding the denial of tenure to four respected professors, Stevens said, "They cannot really know what they’re losing and what Carroll students will be losing if they fail to reconsider the cases of Heim, Scovill, McMahon and Johnson…good administration (does) not go out of their way to tear down good people and programs." Stevens made clear it is never an easy task to speak the absolute truth to those who hold the power, but that is what he will do in the hope the trustees realize all the win-win opportunities if only they would listen to the faculty. Dr. Peter Settle, the current faculty president, stresses

Stevens should put pressure on the administration and Settle is "confident that he will do that." When asked what the biggest accomplishment of the faculty was this year, Settle said it was getting the attention of the administration and Board regarding the prevalent issues on campus. Carroll College President Frank Falcone and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Thomas Badciong were unavailable for comment when contacted by The New Perspective. As the summer approaches and a new school year is on the horizon, Settle leaves the students, faculty, and Dr. Stevens, with these words: "Continue to strive for what you know is right.”

Committee/Technicalities prevent vote From Page 1

he said. Members of the committee resigned less than one month after the Board of Trustees made decisions about tenure. Out of six recommendations for tenure made by the committee, the board overturned four. According to the former members, “there

have cumulatively never been so many reversals of the recommendations of this committee.” The FEC asks for volunteers to serve on the TPC, and nominations from faculty and self-nominations are also accepted. Each spring, all faculty vote in the election process, which was to be held this past Monday, but was not

because of technicalities, according to Dr. Joseph Dailey of the Department of Communication. Traditionally, members of the TPC serve for a two-year term. Elections are staggered—two new members are elected one year and three new members the next. At least two members of the TPC must be full-time professors.

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Preaching to the choir Although President Frank Falcone could not be found in attendance, students, faculty, staff and community members were abundant at the teachin activities that occurred throughout the day on April 15. Speakers at the teach-in expressed concern about “the current crisis at Carroll.” February 13 Michael Schuder resigns from the Strategic Directions Task Force.

April 6

April 14-15

Student Senators’ vote of no confidence in President Falcone’s ability to lead the college passes 17-1, with 3 abstentions.

Student body vote of no confidence in President Falcone passes 538 to 51, with 35 abstentions.

February 22

February 24

Drs. Joel Heim, Penny Johnson, Charlene McMahon and Nelia Beth Scovill receive letters announcing their denial of tenure after being recommended for tenure by the Tenure and Promotion Committee.

A motion is made on behalf of the Faculty Executive Committee for faculty to endorse the letter of department chairs regarding prioritization. The motion passes 73 to 9.

April 15

April 22

Students and faculty participate in a teach-in to show support for the four professors who were denied tenure.

Students and faculty picket outside of President Falcone’s residence.


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The New Perspective

Pet Peeves

I’ll start with evaluations John LaConte Staff Writer

I try to make constructive criticisms on the green evaluation forms (those are the only ones I take seriously), but I’m a terrible speller and I feel like a lot of the professors won’t regard my opinion as highly if it’s riddled with (sometimes hilarious) spelling errors. Plus, often I’ve had the professor several times already and he/she knows my handwriting, making me nervous and less candid. I wish we could just type those things. But, other than that, I don’t like typing during class. I don’t like instant messaging. I like small classes and I like girls, but I don’t like the responsibility of having to represent the entire male-body opinion at Carroll College because I’m the only guy in my 12-person class. The Barstow Building is mostly too hot. Some of the water fountains in Ganfield, Van Male, and the library disperse warm water. Main Lawn is seasonally fenced off. I’m often annoyed by the non-traditional students. And I always make fun of the traditional students. The freshman and sophomores all seem the same. The parties are crowded. The party crowd is too young.

The bar crowd is too old. La Estacion is too nice. Jalisco’s was too far. Our nationally recognized track team hurts themselves on a useless round track. Our football coaches hit on the students. Much of the administration and some of the faculty are grossly overpaid. Sodexho is too powerful. Campus security is incompetent. The humanities are being overlooked; business is all anyone is interested in. And we wonder why liberal arts are taking a back seat. The campus is dominated by white kids from Northern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin and Abercrombie kids with fake tans and frosted tips, trying to act like Southern Californians. But what I hate most is everyone's complaining. And I understand that I’ve just demonstrated complete hypocrisy. One must realize, however, that I’m annoyed not by the fact that everyone complains, but the way in which they complain. They ignorantly complain to each other, and argue one-sidedly without any real intention of doing anything at all. At the very least, pick up a pen twice a month and author a bullshit column about all your objections. At the very least (It’s not that hard).

Thursday, May 1, 2003

Boot camp empowers, motivates Dawn Cooper Special to The New Perspective

It was the kind of hot outside that made you see mirages in the desert. Temperatures that demanded older people stay indoors for fear of heatstroke and younger people flee to pools and lakeshores with their peers in search of relief. As I stepped off the bus at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, it was the kind of hot outside that made you feel as if your shoes would melt into the pavement and “We leave you stranded there in the weather's your misery. It was for mere seconds however that my attention was encapsulated within the day's oppressive heat, for it was just then that the beasts came. There was no circling of the prey, no tactical cat-andmouse games to speak of; the large vicious creatures were on us the moment our feet touched the unsympathetic pavement. Teeth bared, an obvious hatred looking back at us from their eyes; these were the animals we had heard about from those who had made it back from this hell, these were the beasts that would surely be our end. Fear began to build within me; my sweat soaked back ran cold as chills daggered up and down my spine. They

like vultures eager for the taste of hot flesh. They were screaming. Screaming so hard and so close that spittle rained from their mouths to saturate our faces like the morning dew on grass. Each sentence from their mouths punctuated firmly by a stiff blow to the forehead from the hard brims of their instructor's hats. “We are your mommies, your daddies, your brothers and sisters, your gods for the next eight weeks,” they screamed at us. “You are nothing, are your mommies, your daddies, and we are your verything!” brothers and sisters, your gods for eBeneath Texas' the next eight weeks!” scorching June sun, they ranted like that, for moments of glossy-eyed victims who that seemed like hours. With my arms pinned to had formed up in front of me, I turned back to see the harsh my side at attention, I was rays of the sun distorting the helpless against the drill beasts' features into hideous instructor's and Mother snarls and sneers of disgust. Nature's reign of ferocity. Sweat poured from their tan Agonizing streams of slow, brows as they corralled us up itchy sweat poured down the like cattle for the slaughter, thin of my back as they proordering us to "Put down ceeded with their tangents. your suitcases and stand at Blackness began to creep in attention!" These were mon- around the corners of my eyes sters more ferocious than as my legs grew weak, and my those from the most terrifying head light with faintness. of nightmares, and I feared for Never in my life had I been so vulnerable, so helpless against what would come next. What happened next was another's fury, and it was termuch worse than I could have rifying. Here, beneath the ever imagined. The beast-like desert sun of Texas, gladiatordrill sergeants swarmed around us, their new recruits, See Military Page 8 were screaming now. At first I was too stunned to move, paralyzed by the thought of these jugular-hungry beasts having the ability to speak, to scream. But then my mind cleared and I could focus on what they were screaming at us. "Move! Move! Line up over there!" As ordered, my feet began to propel me in the direction they were pointing, perhaps more out of fear than by my own command. When I had finally reached the line

Politically Speaking

‘End of the War Awards:’ The winners and the losers Greg Rabidoux, Ph.D. Staff Writer Agree? Disagree? Just wish your roommate would make less noise in the morning? Let me know your views at grabido@cc.edu. Dr. Greg Rabidoux is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics.

Now that the bomb-ometer has gone silent in Baghdad, and as we pass from war-making to peace-keeping, it seems fitting to end one era and begin anew right here at Carroll. How, you ask, is such an astounding feat accomplished? Well, I clean out my desk and mind, metaphorically speaking of course, and share with one and all my End of the War Awards. Come with me now as we experience some of the highs and lows that you may have missed in your busy days and nights. So button up your purple, ruffled tux and Vera Wang gown, I’m about to read the winners to you. Most Overrated Slogan "Shock and Awe." No disrespect to our managers of the war, obviously they knew what they were doing, judging by the outcome, but for sheer splendor in the sky a Bartolotta fireworks

display at Juneau Park simply can’t be beat. The media alluded to the "shock and awe" campaign so often that I halfexpected beleaguered Iraqis to be holding up ice-skating style cards with 9's and perfect 10 scores to our pilots. Next time let’s just stick to our patriotic labels like "Operation Freedom" or "Liberty Shield" and leave the Broadway style slogans to, well, Broadway. Besides, we all know the real shock and awe is how two so unnatural human beings like Liza Minnelli and what’s-hisname could get, and apparently stay, married. Most Lame Peace Protest Admittedly, Susan Sarandon has taken some hits in the press recently for her and hubby, sorry, significant other Timmy Robbins’, outspokenness against the war and this administration. However, briefly flashing a peace sign before announcing the winners of best foreign film really was like watching Muhammad Ali fight Chuckles Wepner. Somehow you just expected so much more. Most Inane Peace Protest I want to like Michael

Moore, I really do. He raises important issues and made Charlton Heston look silly in his documentary. Yet, something in me keeps wondering, is Michael Moore himself, really just a "stupid white guy?" Using the world’s stage during the Academy Awards to pummel the president sure comes close to aiding and providing comfort to the enemy during a time of war. On the other hand, he got an Oscar and I got to write this column, so draw your own conclusions. Note: Jane Fonda also rankled many Americans with her protest during the Vietnam War, she actually posed for pictures with the Viet Cong on a tank! On the other hand, somehow I can forgive her; perhaps it’s because of that fine cult movie, Barbarella. Of course she did go on to make really cheesy workout videos and marry Ted Turner. I’m obviously torn up; best just to move on to the next category and award. Most Unpatriotic and Predictable Act Geraldo Rivera, Jerry to you and I, couldn’t resist the temptation to essentially provide the Iraqi military with critical information about the U.S. Division he was "embedded"

with, disclosing such vitals as their actual location. This was all done in the name of honorable journalism as only Jerry can practice it. The Pentagon immediately ordered Jerry "unembedded" and made travel arrangements to return him to the U.S. I agree with the first part but couldn’t he have just been reassigned, to say, Baghdad on a permanent basis? Least Likely to Star in a Future Bond Film Udai (or was it Cassai? I get those two dictator wannabes mixed-up) was found to have an insatiable desire for Bond films as he tortured people in his swanky, marble-laden palaces, complete with a dozen Jacuzzis. This is almost as repugnant as seeing Halle Berry get to be a Bond-girl (okay, it was worse, but still some things just stick in your craw!) Biggest Stretch When the Saddam Hussein statue in Baghdad was toppled, much was made in Wisconsin that a Wisconsin company had actually manufactured the winch which powered the toppling. Local media jumped on this like it was the last stagecoach out of Dodge and hailed

these workers as true American heroes. Turns out we made the little winch and someone else (truer heroes, I guess) made the big winch. Ouch! Most Annoying Usually either Michael Jackson or sister LaToya get this award. However, this time those generous, patient, tolerant and generally friendly French are the winners. Someone should break the news to the French that they haven’t been an important nation since Napoleon was spanked and sent to a tiny island and their wines are truly second-best to those from Spain. Of course they will, to paraphrase Humphrey Bogart, always have Euro-Disney. Maybe there is justice. Congratulations France, now pass me some more "Freedom Fries." Most Likely to be Named the Real American Idols All of our U.S. prisoners of war, including Jessica Lynch, who at the tender age of 19 took down several of the enemy before being captured and later brutalized in the hospital. They all get my vote whether they can sing or not. Go-ahead Simon, I dare you to disagree.


Thursday, May 1, 2003

The New Perspective

No room for monopolies Aaron Blackshear Staff Writer

As if it wasn’t enough to continue robbing the student body at Carroll College through inexplicably high prices and an admittedly clever scheme of not honoring the points discount in the library coffee shop, Sodexho has now extended its wrath to the student workers who toil so selflessly day after day, serving us our grandé mochas with a smile. You may have noticed in the past that on weeknights there were usually two student workers in the coffee shop, much to the delight of anyone who has ever tried to get a cup of coffee during the pre-night class rush at 5:55. Lately, that second worker has been conspicuously absent, because in a budget-relieving cut, Sodexho management has decided to trim payroll and staff at the coffee shop with only one worker at night. While the added time it will take to get a cappuccino is merely a minor annoyance that most of us will learn to deal with, the effect on the workers is quite drastic. A $16,000 annual tuition bill doesn’t tend to bode well for the pocketbook of Carroll students, and minimum wage work-study jobs, as welcome as they may be, are not exactly a prime cash-generating employment venture. Nonetheless, hundreds of us put in our allotted hours every semester, because a pay-

check is a paycheck, and you have to pay the bills somehow. The five student workers in the coffee shop who had their shifts eliminated will now lose over $130 a month so that Sodexho’s bottom line looks a little more attractive. Yes, it is only five students, not exactly a mass layoff of the type that corporate America seems to treat us to on a weekly basis, but that still means five students who may not have enough money to make rent next month or pay the installment on their sizable tuition bill. Said one coffee shop employee who chose to remain anonymous, “$130 is a lot of money. That’s my groceries and electric bill for the month. I can’t get any more hours at my other job. Should I go hungry or get my electricity turned off? It’s just not fair.” No one would deny the right of a business to cut expenses, including payroll expenses, but these are federal work-study jobs. Our tax dollars are picking up most of the tab, Sodexho is getting these employees at a discount (if only that discount could be passed on to the students in the prices or reflected in worker salaries). When you’re getting $10.39 for a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, something tells me your profit margin is not exactly demanding a cut in expenses. Sodexho is no stranger to controversy; on campuses across the country students are See Sodexho Page 8

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Letters to the Editor A fond farewell April, 23 2003 Dear Editor, In a few weeks, I will be ending my 34-year career as a teacher at Carroll as the administration has chosen to end the Social Work program. I wish to say farewell to all. Over this time I have seen many changes. I have experienced four college presidents, seven academic deans, and hundreds of teaching and administrative colleagues passing through. I have witnessed campus strikes and protests, student joys over sports and personal victories, and community division and praise for Carroll. I have ridden Carroll’s financial roller coaster from great heights to near ruin three times. Carroll always survives and I am sure it will in the future. I created the Social Work program in 1970, directed it through the years and, despite the program’s great success, witnessed its demise in 2000. Throughout these years as Social Work program director and teacher, I have always followed the ideal that I would not graduate a Social Work major who I would not hire and be proud to call "colleague." It has been my pleasure to work with many of these same students on a professional level. I leave Carroll with sadness and hope. I will miss the many people I have had the pleasure to work with. Carroll faculty love their students and

give their all to their teaching. Although I personally strongly disagree with the elimination of the Social Work program and many of the current decisions of the administration, I am not the one who must take responsibility for these choices. My hopes and prayers are that these are the best decisions for all of Carroll. Many people have asked what I will do now. As a licensed clinical social worker I have always maintained a small private practice called Care & Counsel. I will pursue this full-time as well as seek a small amount of part-time teaching. Thank you students, past and present, for allowing me to learn with you and to cultivate your special gifts. Thank you to my colleagues for your friendship and camaraderie. Thank you to Carroll College for a wonderful and fulfilling 34 years. I bid you all a fond farewell! John Rader Associate Professor Social Work Program Arts and sciences both important Dear Editor, After reading “Carroll College, Incorporated” in the April 10 issue of The New Perpsective, I was under the impression that Phil Totten seriously believes that it is perfectly normal for a college to drop entire departments. Furthermore, he never justi-

fied his statements. Threequarters of his article did nothing but list classes dropped, not departments. The Secretarial program, the only department/program that he did mention, is no longer necessary because we students go through a similar program in Junior High and High School. What college student has not learned how to word process, use citation, or understand how books and papers are filed? It was the history and journalism programs that were on the chopping block. I would also like to mention that the reason there is no “return on investment” is because the administration has not invested. In recent years Carroll College has renovated MacAllister Hall, denied tenure to some of the best history professors that this college has ever and will ever see, and focused recruitment on future business majors. Maybe if administration tried to bring prospective history and journalism majors to this college simple-minded business majors would realize that journalism and history are integral pieces to college and society. The Arts and the Sciences are the Yin and Yang to any and every college. Without one, the other will fail to keep the college afloat, and Carroll College will plunge back into the debt that has plagued this institution for the past century. Franklin Adams

Media sensationalism causes increased journalistic mistrust Katherine Michalets Special to The New Perspective

In a society where paparazzi has become a common word, and daily shows like Access Hollywood and Dateline combine hard-hitting journalism with sensationalism, it is no wonder that Americans have become distrustful of journalism and media as a whole. In my own experiences as a correspondent for The Oconomowoc Enterprise and The Waukesha Freeman, I have seen how people respond to a journalist’s questions. One man, who I interviewed about volunteerism for The Oconomowoc Enterprise, gave a sigh of relief when I was done asking questions. He said that he had been worried about doing an interview because he didn’t trust the media and compared it to the paparazzi (although he had never done an interview before). It surprises me that in a community of 12,000, people would have so much apprehension of the local weekly paper. It is clear that the national movement of sensationalism and hype in news coverage has caused the American people to become distrustful of journalism.

Why is it that so many people have become distrustful and resentful of journalism? Media has become a dirty and tarnished word. Often media is associated with prying into personal lives and ignoring people’s wishes and wants. Some view the media as being full of journalists with hidden microphones and photographers with telephoto lens’ prying into private lives. This stereotype is true to a certain extent. Such publications as The National Enquirer encourage the harassment of politicians, celebrities and any one with fifteen minutes of fame. Yet, this type of publication is only a small part of the publishing world where respectable newspapers like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post are published. These papers do strive to publish honest and informative stories. Often the poor reputation of the media stems from what people view on television. Broadcast journalism, especially the local news, only skims the story. During a recent talk at Marquette University, Carl Bernstein, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, expressed this view of broadcast journalism, "Lead, then bleed." This view

of television coverage is especially true at the local level. The anchor introduces the story and then reads a few sentences about it and then it’s on to the next story. It’s hard to find local news creditable when it spends more time covering the Packers and the weather than news stories. Both local newspapers and local television stations are guilty of leading with the story of the Packers instead of a national issue. It’s no wonder that people have a poor opinion of the quality of the news coverage. I don’t trust Fox News coverage. They are full of sensationalist stories like American Idol, Married by America and The Daily Buzz. I start to feel like I’m watching Entertainment Tonight, another show trying to disguise itself as journalism. When I watch the news, I want to see stories about the flood in Mexico or the good samaritan who saved someone’s life. These are the stories that help tie people together, not which celebrity couple is getting divorced. However, I do not believe that these problem areas should reflect on the rest of the journalism world. Where it is impossible for local news shows to go into great depth on a single story, NBC Nightly

News with Tom Brokaw is able to spend more time on important national and international stories. I believe that the national evening news coverage is a good start to learning about what is happening in the world, however, it isn’t enough. A good newspaper is essential. In it, you can read about many stories that aren’t mentioned on television. These stories can be just as important as any on television, but do not fit into the half hour show. With the coverage of the war in Iraq, journalists have been given the opportunity to win over the trust of the American people and to show them what is true journalism. Americans have been given the chance to visually see what war looks like through the lens of a photojournalist’s camera. They have been able to hear the pain of the Iraqi people through clips on the nightly news. Readers have been able to picture the bombed-out buildings and funeral processions through the description of a print journalist’s words. Without journalism, people all over the world would not know what is happening in their governments and in other countries. "Journalism is the first draft of history," said Bernstein. Without journal-

ism, the world would not get a first person telling of history. Newspapers allow us to read first-hand accounts of Kennedy’s assassination instead of relying on passages from textbooks. A recent case of journalism helping to write history is the war in Iraq. Hundreds of embedded journalists have relayed information to an eager audience. Even though the recent coverage of the war in Iraq has won over critics, there still needs to be changes in how some aspects of the field relates news to the subscriber. To maintain credibility, journalists need to maintain a high standard for their writing and their stories. If they challenge themselves, impressive writing will be the result and they will be respected for it. I have to remind myself sometimes to put in that little extra effort to get another source or to ask a painful question, but what happens if I do a more powerful story. I feel it is an honor to be a part of the newspaper world where importance is placed on truth and the want to tell the plights and stories of less fortunate people all over the world. As Carl Bernstein said, "journalism is the best attainable version of the truth."


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Final thoughts as the curtains close Aaron Blackshear Staff Writer

Since I came to Carroll College in the fall of 2000, a lot has happened in America. We had one of the closest and most controversial presidential elections in the history of our country. The bubble was burst and the seemingly limitless economic growth of the 1990’s came to a screeching halt, plunging us into a recession. Our world was transformed on a sunny September morning in New York City. The United States went to war when most of the world told us not to. It’s a different world now than the one that brought me to Waukesha, Wis. In my three years here, Carroll College has changed quite a bit as well, for better and worse. With summer on the horizon, a semester coming to an end, and a healthy dose of negativity in the air here at Carroll, the last thing I want to do is focus on the problems we have, so I offer both words of encouragement and of disdain. To the Protesters / Falcone-Bashers Every one of us, students, faculty, and administrators, want a bright future for Carroll College, and it’s important to think about the right way to go about it. Make your voice heard, speak your mind, and get indignant

if you feel strongly about something. But at the same time, be constructive, offer a solution, and don’t get personal. I have heard plenty of arguments for why Dr. Falcone should go (and maybe he should), but I have yet to hear sound and prudent suggestions for the problems he is so controversially trying to solve. If you think Dr. Falcone is pouring gas on the fire, don’t just tell him not to, tell him to use water. Otherwise we all get burned. To Dr. Falcone and the Board of Trustees You are making your jobs a lot harder than they have to be. With better communication, less condescension, and more complete explanations for the rationale behind your decisions, we could be working together as a united college community to forge ahead into the future. If you eliminate majors, cut departmental budgets, and choose to (essentially) fire two outstanding professors from a very strong department and replace the retiring chair with a professor from an unrelated field, you should expect an overwhelming uproar. Maybe you had no other alternative. If that is the case, you have to communicate clearly with the rest of the campus, and allow them to have input. Give the student body a little credit. If you alienate and marginalize people they will almost always

disagree with you, no matter what decision you make. To the Students Who Have Been Silent The future of Carroll should be important to all of us. If you do nothing then you have no right to complain about the outcome. We have an abundance of amazingly talented and ambitious students here at Carroll. The potential is limitless. Get involved and be a part of the solution. You can’t be neutral on a moving train. To the Future Editors / Writers of The New Perspective This newspaper has come a long way since I came to Carroll in 2000. I’ve seen it transformed from a dull, black-and-white rag not really worth reading into a shining example of what a college newspaper should be. Of course there is always room for improvement, so build on the hard work of the past couple of years and continue what the editors have worked so diligently to create. I am ceaselessly amazed at the power of the pen. On that note I sign off. I cannot express how much I have truly enjoyed my brief stint as a writer for The New Perspective. My only hope is that this paper remains a vital and important campus institution for many years to come.

Military/In support of the Armed Forces From Page 6

like men, brown and weathered from the heat, began their abolition of our spirits. That was what they were trained for. The other fortysome new boot camp recruits and I were at the mercy of their fury. It has been five and a half years since I spent that fateful summer at boot camp with the men who could be beasts; five and a half years since the summer that changed my life forever by teaching me the power of motivation. Today I am a decorated staff sergeant for the Wisconsin Air National Guard. I have been to places such as France, Spain, New York, and California. I am a recipient of the Air Force Achievement Medal, and my colleagues and peers respect me. Six years ago however, before one decision and one summer changed my life forever, I was a totally different person headed down the completely opposite path. Six years ago I was Dawn Cooper; a girl with good grades, good humor, a middle-class family, and a love for partying. By the time I was eighteen I was graduating high school with honors, would try any alcoholic drink offered to me, and spent every

weekend at all night dance parties called "raves." I loved my life and my friends, but I knew that I would have to get it together in order to have any kind of real future. My family couldn't afford college so I went out looking for a way to pay for it myself. What I found was the Air National Guard, and my one true chance to succeed. And on June 6, 1997, as I stood before God and country with my right hand raised, dutifully repeating the oath that was being read to me, I ceased being Dawn Cooper and became instead, a member of the United States military. When I signed the next six years of my life away on that all-encompassing dotted line, I signed away my right to decide, my right to be young, my right to innocence. Today I am less than a year away from graduating college thanks to that decision. I have almost no college debt, a nice car, some great friends, a lot of travel experiences, and self-pride thanks to that decision. Today I spend every day in fear of war and death for my fellow-enlisted and myself because of that decision. The lives of my friends and myself are as fleeting and expendable as the news bulletins that flash

the updates in the Middle East across my television because of that decision. Because of my decision to join the military, my life's outcome could be decided by three powerful, quarreling men instead of by me. A realization that an 18 year-old party girl, looking for a way to pay for school, could never truly understand the magnitude of. Motivation is a powerful thing; it is what led me to the military in the first place, and saw me through the grueling trials and tribulations of boot camp. Motivation has kept me focused for almost six years, and it will one day get me through the rest of college and my enlistment so that I may once again be the person who decides my life's decisions. Joining the military, and the subsequent summer I spent in the fiery depths of boot camp, has changed how I look at the world, how I look at myself, and how I view the power of motivation. Regardless of the advantages or disadvantages, joining the military has taught me that nothing can stop the motivated but themselves, and even that's not an easy task. Support your Armed Forces! They protect your right to choose!

Thursday, May 1, 2003

Bible Stories 101

Good words for the (summer) journey William Humphreys Staff Writer The Rev. William Humphreys is the chaplain for Carroll College.

The end of the school year brings with it the end of The New Perspective for another season. A personal note for this column is in order: this writer hereby expresses sincere thanks and appreciation for inclusion of this column on a regular basis. And I herewith express my good wishes to all the newspaper staff for a job well done. I wish all the more good cheer to those who are graduating, of both staff and readers, and I submit this column with you more especially in mind. I hope it works, too, for those who will simply be away for awhile over the summer, as our various journeys continue in life and faith. Sometimes for weddings, once in awhile for a funeral, and more often for general good words at the close of some worship or even a secular event, I have turned to these words of Philippians 4:8 for both challenge and inspiration: "Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." And the God of peace be with you! Think about this list for a minute! It’s pretty inclusive already. And yet perhaps it invites us to add more to it. Whatever is on your list, I’m guessing that the most meaningful characteristics of life lived fully and well are those that come with both challenge and cheer. As the text here invites us to "think about these things,"

we know that only thinking about them is merely a start in the direction of the possibilities to which they point. They are, it seems, such rich ideas, that only to think about them is nearly impossible. Can we think about what is true or honorable without wanting to do the work of searching and making it so? Can we imagine excellence or praise without feeling the urge to get up and do what needs to be done to accomplish some pretty good things? This list of good things to consider draws me in, something similar to the ways I feel inspired to go home and read a book as a result of visiting a book store, or sit down and hand-write a letter to someone after standing in front of the pen and pencil selection at the bookstore! "Whatever is pleasing" and "whatever is commendable" seem to rise to the top of my agenda when I might be inclined only to "think" about such things. Preaching and meddling aside – or included – I wish for us all the opportunity to think about these things for awhile, fairly often, in our continuing and growing lives. As graduates become alumni/ae; as returning students make way for a new class of first year Pioneers; as we continue to stomp and stew about campus politics and wonder and worry about national issues and international relations; as we simply go and grow in life and in faith, let us continue to think about such good things, and work to make them all the more the realities of our lives and in the lives of others near and far. Think about such things! Good words! Good studying! Good faith! God’s blessings for the journey!

Sodexho/Time for Carroll to start planning their tea party From Page 7

demanding that their universities sever ties with Sodexho because of their poor labor practices and their ties to the private prison industry. Both Xavier University and American University cancelled contracts with Sodexho due to student pressure. Unfair wages, inability to publicly express displeasure with labor policies, and unreasonable workload are just a few of the numerous complaints leveled at Sodexho by present and former workers. Misclassification of workers to avoid paying required wages, anti-unionization tactics, the list of shameful practices by Sodexho on campuses nationwide reads like the grocery list of a greedy, profit-happy, corporation with no concern for its workers or customers. Most businesses would eventually succumb to consumer pressure

if that many people were upset with their actions, but Sodexho has the advantage of operating essentially as a monopoly on college campuses. Underclassmen on campus are required to purchase food points (which is one part of the most devilishly clever scheme to disguise high prices I’ve ever seen) and pay criminally high prices for their meals. The time has come for the student body at Carroll College to stand up to Sodexho and demand a food service company with fair prices and a more worker-friendly environment. When Great Britain forced the colonists to buy tea from the monopoly British East India Company, the colonists dressed up as Indians, boarded the ship, and threw the tea into the sea. We need a tea party of our own. Naked Fruit Juice, the Fox River, does anybody have a headdress I can borrow?


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Trendy thrift store threads hit campus, old style is in style Jill Ridenour Staff Writer

Consumerism is an important and unavoidable aspect of the American culture, and it seems that everyone these days buys into the whole Abercrombie and Fitch frenzy. Sporting the latest fashion is no longer the only thing in style these days. If you asked around, even though it may be impossible to distinguish with sight alone, you would find out that a lot of the chic threads that people wear are actually cheap threads from the local thrift store. Brand name styles cost a fortune in comparison to their actual value because the markup price is nearly four times the actual cost. Some people, however, have found a way to get fashionable clothing that may normally cost $50 or more for a price of about 50 cents. Granted, most of the clothes you will find in the thrift stores will be pre-worn items, but many of them are still in excellent condition and some may even be new. And, if you’re stuck on those brand names, many thrift

stores have brand name clothing as well, and so do special resale brand name clothing shops, which are not as cheap, but are still much less than the actual store. It’s not a crime to purchase from brand name suppliers if you have the income to do so, but to get more for your money, thrift stores are a grand solution. Also, you can feel good about buying things from most thrift stores, because they usually give their profits to the Salvation Army or other charities they may be affiliated with. “It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds,” according to fabulist Aesop, and though the majority of the clothing at thrift stores may not be fine clothing, you can still feel good about what you’re wearing as long as you’re proud of it. Also, it’s fun to find a new fashion style of your own for less money like thrift store shopper freshman Toni Barnes, who believes that “thrift stores are cheap and you can usually find good stuff there.” Many students take great pride in sporting their thrift store goods, and some even brag about the great deals they got.

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Freshman Toni Barnes models a $5 outfit from the thrift store in downtown Waukesha. The quality of clothing you can get at the thrift store is amazing, and it’s a great place to look for costumes too. Many thrift stores also sell things like jewelry, shoes, pots and pans, books,

toys and even furniture. Being a college student myself, I find that stretching my dollar as far as it can go is extremely beneficial. Aside from thrift stores, “dollar stores” are popping up all

over the place as society continues to demand lower prices for general goods, and more times than not, the items that you find at dollar stores are just as good as those you may find elsewhere. Thrift stores and dollar stores are a smack in the face of consumerism, but it’s just a little love pat in the grand scheme of things. Despite these stores and discount stores like Wal-Mart and K-Mart, higher priced stores continue to exist, at least for the time being, as some people continue to think that they are better than “cheap” stores and do not like to be seen there. Waukesha has several thrift stores including one on 140 N. Grand Ave. (about a five minute walk from campus), one downtown off of Barstow near the Waukesha State Bank and bus terminal (about a 10-15 minute walk from campus), and there is also a Goodwill retail store and donation center on Nike Drive in Waukesha near Highway 18. Other stores include St. Vincent de Paul Society in downtown Waukesha, St. Mary’s Thrift Shop on Juneau Boulevard in Elm Grove and Almost Anything on West Beloit Road in West Allis.

When going on the road this summer, consider this for your trip Bear Milne Staff Writer

Ah, spring is here! Well, kind of. Spring seems to be toying with the idea of staying or going and seems of late to be just indecisive. In any case, the presence of spring means that summer isn’t far behind, and with that–vacation! There comes a time when one undergoes the experience of a road trip, with friends and with family, or maybe solo. Either way, it proves to be a learning experience for both yourself and those around you. For instance: 1. You learn that no matter how bad a conversation may be going, the radio is always a good way to lose yourself. 2. If no one listens to the

radio on your trip, you learn to appreciate the radio on your next trip, love it and embrace no matter how crappy the music is—-it’s better than talking about nothing in silence. 3. Fast food may dominate your trip, so just pack your own, and things may turn out to be good to go and the fast food guilt and bowel movements will be hardly missed. 4. Traveling may reveal things that maybe you didn’t need to know, like things that are revealed while a person is sleeping and the words still escape. Jot that stuff down; it makes for both good conversation later and for good blackmail, though it may turn your stomach. It will, as well, help to avoid any thoughts of premature urination, which can

frequent whenever it wants. 5. Finally, when you are traveling across the country, you learn to appreciate the fact that sometimes you can find something where there isn't anything. Stopping to eat somewhere or refill on supplies can allow for learning about different regions or something just as easy as the way the locals talk. Give it a shot--a ride will be twice as blessed with a little local humor, especially if you can make it last half a tank. Overall, a good long distance trip, let’s say four or more hours, can reveal much about yourself and your compatriots on your trek. Properly supplying the vehicle and having a dedicated initiative and common goal help to build relationships and to understand, as well, why they will never exist.


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Spring Fling 2003

Photo by Andrew Farrell

Photo by Andrew Farrell

Junior Jamie Hartman races up the climbing wall Friday during the Spring Fling festivities.

The Campus Center parking lot filled with activities Friday, tearing students away from classes for some fun in the sun.

Photo by Andrew Farrell

Lead vocalist Brad Mates and guitarist Danick Dupelle of Emerson Drive brought some energy to the evening of Spring Fling.


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Soak up the Sun

Photos by Andrew Farrell

Above: Pat McCurdy draws a crowd of loyal students Friday during the Spring Fling festivities. Left: Sophomore D.J. Otto plays bocce ball in the Chemistry Club sponsored tournament, leading his team to a Spring Fling afternoon victory.


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Summer job hunting Aaron Blackshear Staff Writer

Finals week is starting, and for some of us that means college is over and it’s time to enter the real world. No more sleeping until noon, the student loans come back to haunt, and the parents are no longer so willing to deposit that emergency $50 in your bank account for “groceries” (come on, they know you need beer money, they’ve been there before). Most importantly, it’s time to start looking for a real job, the one where you actually use all of the things you stayed up until 2 a.m. studying for instead of giving up your nights and weekends to some crappy part-time job for beer moneynotice a recurring theme here? Here are some tips for graduates trying to secure that elusive first job, and others who just need a good job for the summer: 1. Going naked to the

interview is never a good idea. Not only will you not get the job, but those uncomfortable seats in the human resources office can really chafe your ass. 2. Many employers say the best employees are the ones who need no direction and are very confident in themselves. Make sure you let your potential boss know that you are a confident and assertive employee during the interview. Tell him/her, “I’m going to get this job, and don’t you ever tell me what to do." 3. Carrying a razor sharp spear may not help you get a job, but it will come in awfully handy if you happen to be attacked by a stampeding buffalo. Follow these useful guidelines, and you’ll soon be in a real job, climbing the corporate ladder on your way to the top, and pulling in a healthy salary. If nothing else, you’ll still have your beer money.

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Wisniewski receives BAE award Josephine Molina Special to The New Perspective

“I was stunned, shocked, privileged and honored to be the recipient of this prestigious award,” states Dr. Mary Ann Wisniewski, the winner of the "BAE: Excellence in Teaching Award." The Department of Business Administration and Economics held their first annual awards banquet at the Broadlands Golf Club on April 6. The purpose of the event was to honor top business students for their hard work and dedication to the Carroll College business program. Several fields of business were recognized, and winners consisted of juniors and seniors who were nominated by full time faculty. Although many awards were given to students at this banquet, there was one particular award that stood out

amongst them all. This year a special award was given entitled, “BAE: Excellence in Teaching Award.” This award is given to any full-time faculty member who has served as part of the business administration and economics department. This faculty member must also be supportive and encouraging of students, and go out of their way to help a student when necessary. Names were written on a ballot and students who voted had to write a sentence as to why they felt their choice deserved the coveted title. After all of the votes were counted, this year’s teacher of the year award was given to Dr. Mary Ann Wisniewski. “This award was very meaningful because it was decided upon by a student vote,” said Wisniewski. Wisniewski began teaching at Carroll College in

September 2001. Prior to teaching at Carroll, she was a full-time professor at UWMilwaukee. The reason for her switch to Carroll was because at UW-Milwaukee only a small percentage of her time was actually spent teaching. Therefore, when she found out that a position was opening for a Director of Organizational Leadership at Carroll College, she decided to take her chances and share her talent with Carroll students. This award came at the right time for her because, starting this summer, her office location will be moved from the Department of Business Administration and Economics in Voorhees Hall to the Department of Education in the Barstow Building. Even though her office location has changed, her name will be forever posted in the business department as the very first Business Teacher of the Year.

Happy 100th birthday, Harley off Aug. 28 and run through Aug. 30. Anyone can come Special to The New Perspective to Milwaukee for the Harley Davidson Anniversary, but It's a story no one on only ticket holders will be earth ever thinks will hapallowed to have full access to pen. There is a boy who gets certain events. an idea, starts a company and Each day will hold a new then goes on to make lots of adventure for Harley ridmoney. In fact, it’s a dream everyone wishes would Harley Davidson’s 100th ers and newcomers. There will be the everyday musicome true. Just think, Anniversary cal entertainment, what a great way to live exhibits, food and drinks. your life, right? Well, for When: Aug. 28-30 Along with all of that, the two young men many What: 100th Anniversary event will include things years ago, this dream came Celebration such as an anniversary true. William S. Harley and Web site: www.harley-davidson.com parade, demo rides, open houses and plant tours. Arthur Davidson were in For more information or their early twenties. Bored versary. The Milwaukee area is to purchase tickets, visit one day while hanging out, an idea came to them. They about to become a hog heav- http://www.harley-davidwanted to make a motorized en this summer as thousands son.com. Come and celebrate with bike. So, setting up in a tiny of Harley riders from around shed with the words “Harley the world come together to everyone as Harley hosts its Davidson Motor Company” celebrate. The event will kick biggest party yet.

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Stress relief necessary What would you like to say in your during finals week 18 are just two of the many Erin Leahy defense before Spring Fling? that promise relaxation and Person on the Street

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Summer is just around the corner, but before you hurry to throw away all your books and head out to the beach there is just one last thing you have to get through--finals. No matter how excited you are for summer, you dread taking those tests. With all the last minute papers, projects and cramming for exams, college students can get very stressed out. It’s no wonder that 75-90 percent of all doctor visits are for stressrelated problems. It is very important for both your physical and mental health that you learn how to manage stress. Getting enough sleep, eating healthy, exercising, taking study breaks and using relaxation techniques can help reduce stress. Another great thing for relieving stress is taking some time out of your busy schedule to pamper yourself. There are many different spas in the Waukesha area with a wide range of massage, aromatherapies, facials and body wrap treatments. Serenity Day Spa on Moreland Road and Azana Salon and Spa on Highway

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“I wish the best of luck to the professors of Carroll College for the next weeks to come.” “I hope everyone stays safe and sober.”

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Emerson Drive brings out the country in Carroll community Jodi Lynn Banning Arts & Entertainment Editor

The country craze struck Waukesha Friday, April 25 as Carroll College and radio station FM 106 sponsored Emerson Drive, the 2002 Top New Country Artist of the Year, in concert at Carroll's Shattuck Auditorium. The band consists of lead vocalist Brad Mates, keyboardist Dale Wallace, guitarist Danick Dupelle, drummer Mike Melancon, fiddler Pat Allingham and bass guitarist Patrick Bourque. Emerson Drive started eight years ago in a small town in Canada under the name 12-Gauge. Along the way they have changed their name and some of their members, but have kept their dream of becoming a country sensation. Two years ago that dream was fulfilled when they signed a recording contract with DreamWorks Records and produced their debut album Emerson Drive. The group had to fight off the country “boy-band” reputation they were given after their “I Could Be Sleeping” music video debued, but since then their album has sky rocketed to the top of the country charts. Mates and Wallace provided a little insight into the real Emerson Drive in an interview Friday, April 25. With such a diverse background of music tastes, every-

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Arts and Entertainment Editor of The New Perspective, Jodi Lynn Banning (right), interviews vocalist Brad Mates (left) aboard the band’s bus. thing from AC/DC to the Charlie Daniels Band and George Strait, it seemed like the natural thing for the band to become country. “Garth Brooks was at his peak and everyone was into country music, it was the thing to do at the time,” said Mates. Over the last eight years, the band has found their own unique mix within the country music industry that has led them to develop their own category. This category is a fresher sound aimed toward the younger crowd instead of the typically older country music listeners. Eventually the

band hopes to step into the many large shoes of retiring country sensations such as Garth Brooks, George Strait and Alabama. However, they plan to take it one day at a time because, as Mates explains, “One day you could be on top of the world and the next on a downhill slope if you don’t keep your head.” The country industry is a very welcoming, tight-knit community, according to band members, not just between the members of the country music industry, but also the fans of the music. The band still is not sure

what to make of their success. They have worked hard to get to where they are, but “I still wake up everyday and it’s just like, 'Oh my God, I can’t believe where we are today,'” says Mates. Emerson Drive is currently working on their second album this summer, and plan to continue working hard and knocking on new doors of the country music industry. Just one year ago, Emerson Drive walked through a very prestigious old door when they were asked to perform on the Grand Ole Opry, one of country music’s

biggest honors. They were able to pick a member of the Grand Ole Opry to introduce them and chose Ricky Skaggs, whose songs they sang back when the band was touring the clubs. It became one of the many times the band has sat back and realized just how lucky they have been. They will get a second chance to reflect on that luck when they return to the Opry stage on June 7. Since signing with DreamWorks, the band seldom gets the chance to return home to their native country and their families. Last November was the most recent time returning home but have plans to travel to Canada in July for a festival appearance. Last march the band got rid of their Nashville apartments and they have been sleeping in hotel rooms and the tour bus every night since. However, according to Wallace, it is all worth it. “When we get to a gig like this where there’s fans outside saying hi that you’ve never met before, it’s cool,” he says. Those who believe a band like this has to come from a very music-rich environment should be considered proven otherwise. Emerson Drive comes from an area with a limited music program. What is their advice to students? “To do your own thing, even See Emerson Drive Page 15

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Table for Three

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if that means moving to where the music is happening,” says Mates. They also suggest not giving up. “If you stick with it you’ll have a better chance; that’s what we did.” Emerson Drive demonstrated exactly why they have become a sensation across the country in their performance Friday night. The six-member band filled Shattuck Auditorium with energy from the moment they took the stage, and when the band played their smash hit “Fall into Me,” the entire auditorium was on their feet. However, the real showstop-

per was when lead singer Brad Mates brought four-year-old Samantha up on stage. Every heart was stolen when he began to sing "Happy Birthday" to the little girl. The concert was not just for current country lovers. The band showed their versatility when they sang the noncountry songs “I’ll Be,” originally done by Edwin McCain and Vertical Horizon’s hit “Everything You Want.” Versatility also came through in performing old-time country hits like “If You're Gonna Play in Texas, You Gotta’ Have a Fiddle in the Band,” “Fishing in the Dark,” and “The Devil Went Down to

Georgia.” These songs brought the audience into the show and even allowed them to demonstrate their own singing abilities. Emerson Drive doesn’t plan on leaving the country music scene anytime soon. With the high energy atmosphere and the unbelievable showmanship of the group, their concert performance rates right there with the best of country music. This will not be the end of Emerson Drive, but rather only the beginning. Look for them to be mentioned in the future among the Alabamas and Diamond Rios of the industry.

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From ‘Happy Gilmore’ to angry Dave April Kraft Special to The New Perspective

There are comedies that have you laughing non-stop and there are comedies that make you wonder why you paid $8.50 to see the show. Anger Management is definitely a non-stop laugh comedy worth every penny. After a misunderstanding on an airplane that spirals out of control, the normally mild-mannered Dave Buznik, played by Adam Sandler, is ordered by a judge to attend anger management sessions run by Dr. Buddy Rydell, played by Jack Nicholson. Buddy’s approach to therapy is unorthodox and abrasive, which leaves Dave to think his doctor is nothing more than an overpaid, overrespected quack. This is only furthered by the fact that the doctor’s sessions are filled with clients that are lewd and highly volatile, something Dave feels he is far from. After yet another mishap, Dave is ordered to step up his therapy by having Buddy move in to his apartment for intense, round-the-clock sessions. This is when the laughter really begins as Buddy is on a constant mission to show Dave the demons that lurk

inside him. Buddy’s abrasive therapy techniques take Dave on a roller coaster ride filled with twists and turns from meeting drag queens to fighting with monks. The comedy offers even more hysterics when the therapy causes Dave and his girlfriend to take a break from dating, leaving Buddy with a chance to tap into his romantic side and move in on her. The combination of Sandler and Nicholson make the movie a must see. Both actors play their parts with an expertise that will leave your stomach hurting from laughing. It is definitely a movie fit for a fun night out with friends filled with hilarity and surprises that are, without a doubt, worth paying to see on the big screen.


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Undeniably guilty until Linkin Park returns as strong as ever experimented with over 40 vocal tracks when the rest of Chris Vahl proven innocent choruses before getting it right. the band finished recording. Special to The New Perspective

Sarah Lasee Staff Writer

Alex Cross, who has been seen in the thrillers Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider, is back in another twisted novel called Four Blind Mice, written by James Patterson. The story starts off with Sergeant Ellis Cooper's death sentence for the alleged murder of three women during a get together at one of their h o m e s . Cooper, insisting that he is innocent of any wrongdoing, enlists the help of his good friend and Cross’s partner, John Sampson, to help find the real killers before it is too late. Cross, never being one to be left out of a party, joins Sampson in navigating the deep underground of a military cover-up that goes all the way back to the Vietnam War. During the search for the true killers, Cross and Sampson are mysteriously informed by a man they only know as Foot Soldier that Cooper is not the first man to be wrongfully sentenced to death for a murder that he did not commit. Following this lead, Cross and Sampson visit the homes and families of three military men that have been put to death. At each home they find a strange doll made out of straw that none of the wives remember seeing

before. More confused then ever, Cross pulls in some contacts he has at the FBI to try to help solve the case. Trying to solve this crime puts even more stress on Cross as he worries his grandmother is hiding a mysterious illness, and as he tries to start up a relationship with a female detective who lives halfway across the country from him. This pressure of working all the time leads Cross to thinking this should be his last case on the police force, while at the same time pondering the job offer the FBI has made to him. The decisions to be made about his grandmother, the woman he likes and the job offer from the FBI all come to a halt when he and Sampson finally figure out the horrifying truth behind the deaths of the three women and the truth about a group of military assassins that call themselves the Three Blind Mice. A shootout with the Three Blind Mice leaves behind even more questions for Cross as he learns that the Three Blind Mice have a fourth member that has yet to be revealed. Patterson once again writes a novel that draws the reader in and keeps them wanting more. This is a story of trust, loyalty and honor that should be put on everyone’s reading list.

White Stripes maintain rock and roll title Bryon Cherry Special to The New Perspective

The White Stripes have been cast as the avant-garde rulers of rock and roll. The pumping bass-like guitar riff of the opening song, “Seven N a t i o n Army,” is their announcement that they are going to defend that title for a long time to come. The riff sounds simple yet the listeners cannot pull themselves away from the story that erupts around the landscape that Jack White and Meg White provide. This tough pumping background sets the tone for The White Stripes fourth album, Elephant.

The most striking aspect to this record is how confident Jack sounds in his stories. His voice lowers and at times quavers with a swagger that should be a prerequisite for anyone making a garage rock record. In “There’s No Home For You Here,” Jack properly displays a relationship where all the effort is his. When he sings, “Completely baffled by a backward indication/ That an inspired word will come across your tongue/ Hands moving upward to propel the situation/ Have simply halted/ And now the conversation's done,” you See White Stripes Page 17

As the genre of rap metal appears to be coming to a screeching halt in the rock world, the sextet from Los Angeles known as Linkin Park (LP) has come back with the same intensity and hard hitting riffs that put them on the rock map three years ago. Linkin Park has just released their new album Meteora, the follow up to the 2001 best selling album Hybrid Theory, which to date has sold over 8 million copies. In between Hybrid Theory and Meteora, LP released a remix record, Reanimation, that has sold over 1 million copies to date. Meteora shows no signs of conforming to whatever the current trend is in modern music today. The album continues where Hybrid Theory left off – into ugly, ongoing emotional struggles each band member has in his life. The emotions of lead vocalist Chester Bennington, drummer Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Nelson, turntable Joe Hahn, bassist Phoenix and vocalist Mike Shinoda are compiled into Meteora. The band believes placing their emotions on the album gives a positive release for anyone seeking an escape. The album kicks off with the ever-familiar Bennington screeching harsh vocals “I don’t need you” in the track “Don’t Stay.” The album then runs into the first single “Somewhere I Belong,” which Bennington and Shinoda

This tune clearly anchors the rest of the album. One of the more hard rock tracks that strays away from using an abundance of rap with metal is the track “Hit the Floor.” Throughout the song,

Shinoda and Bennington command a heavy lyric base while Delson’s guitar riffs rip through the track chaotically. Another feature track on Meteora includes the song, “Easier to Run.” This track comes off as a radio-intended track with soft chords and a very simple beat throughout. More or less, the track appears as a mild version of the hit “In the End” off of Hybrid Theory. Another vintage LP track is “Figure 09.” This track has Shinoda rapping the lyrics while Bennington echoes the chorus “I’ve let myself become you.” The ending is capped off by Bennington screaming, “Get away from me,” which parallels the previous hit, “Crawling.” The track “From the Inside” was finished one week before the deadline for mixing due to Bennington getting very ill and not being able to lay the

Here, LP uses a slow, hard riff opening and explodes into the song with Bennington screaming, “Trying to put trust in you takes so much out of me.” The band’s struggles with child abuse and relationships are well documented and can be found in the record, noticeably here as Bennington closes with an ear shattering “I won’t waste myself on you.” The last track “Numb,” commences with Bennington and Shinoda lightly echoing the lyrics and thrusting into “Be more like me and less like you.” Heavy guitar riffs complement the vintage LP tune and ends with a techno outlet to the album. Linkin Park fans get exactly what they expect from the band--hard, fast paced rap metal with lyrics relating to their lives. Inner struggles in life are the focus, which makes Meteora a repeat of Hybrid Theory, but with a few new twists to chords and drum tracks. Fan or not, these guys have a strong passion for writing unique material and do not intend to stop their aggressive sound. Overall, out of five stars, Meteora deserves three for an above average effort on bringing a continuous new metal sound fans can continue to admire as long as this genre stands the test of time. Linkin Park’s new and old material will be showcased this summer as they play the 2003 Summer Sanitarium U.S. tour with Metallica, Limp Bizkit, and the Deftones.

Two sisters set out to find answers Katherine Michalets Special to The New Perspective

When sisters Lily and Mabel decide that it is time for them to understand the decisions that their parents made years before, the sisters begin a search that leads them on journeys that have the women learning more about themselves than their parents. The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters is Timothy Schaffert’s debut novel and often it reads as such. Short on dialogue but full of poetic imagery, Schaffert’s story is still a worthwhile read. The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters tells the story of Lily and Mabel who have been abandoned in an antique shop in rural Nebraska by their parents and grandmother. Their grandmother’s antique store, which is truly a junk shop, became the young women’s responsibility when she unexpectantly packed her belongings and headed to Florida. As small girls, Lily and Mabel were abandoned by their father who committed suicide. The circumstances surrounding his suicide have always remained unclear. Shortly after their father’s death, their mother leaves the girls to head

to Mexico where she writes letters trying to persuade them that they would not like the country. Now that Lily, 18, and Mabel, 21, have become women, they want answers to the questions that they have carried with them for many years. Lily has become a rebellious woman who smokes and dresses in vintage clothes. Lily decides that she needs to talk to her mother and find out why she left the girls. Her boyfriend, Jordan, offers to drive Lily on her journey. Mabel is not invited on this road trip, as Lily wants to prove to herself and to her mother that she is a strong woman who does not need an

older sister to take care of her. After Lily and Jordan leave, Mabel is left to her rural junk shop deciding what she should do next. For Mabel, the circumstances surrounding the suicide of her father have always been mysterious. She too sets off to find answers, but remains in rural Nebraska. She visits a nearly comatose girl who receives messages from the dead. Mabel also seeks to make a connection with the family of a girl who died tragically many years before. The sisters find answers on their journeys, but what they discover is not what they set out to find. In the end they realize who they are and what they want from life. The novel has beautiful imagery that is poetic, but the story lacks dialogue, which makes the plot drag at times. Schaffert also spends too much time writing about the past, but small details help to redeem this. Although the story of women setting out to learn the secrets of their past has been written in many variations over the years, this version contains many new and original elements that make the characters intriguing and unique.


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Bi-Weekly Horoscopes

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midnight with you

Staff Astrologer

Taurus April 20 - May 19 Great Caesar's Ghost! What happened to your hair? Did you put your finger in a light socket? You look like the Bride of Frankenstein. Gemini May 20 - June 20 Almost a month and summer will be here. Have you thought about what your going to do? Make your plans now. You don't want to waste a whole summer sitting around your house again. Cancer June 21 - July 21 You may have been abducted by aliens who gave you the ability to predict the outcomes of events. Last night you were able to predict the winning lottery numbers. Leo July 22 - August 22 Some dreams come true and some do not. Your dream to trip and fall into a bowl of ice cream will happen some time in the next two weeks. Virgo August 23 - September 21 Psychic Leo says, "You will be visited by a memory of the past. Don't look backwards. Look to the future. Good things that come out of the past are ahead as well." Libra September 22 - October 22 What do I smell? It's the trail of garbage you have been telling. Speaking the truth will wash the aroma of skunk away.

Scorpio October 23 - November 21 Your emotions have been running wild in recent weeks. Everything seems to bring a tear to your eye. Surround yourself with your favorites and a smile will be left on your face. Sagittarius November 22 - December 20 Tomorrow, you may see a blind person, or an injured animal or someone being attacked. Step in and assist with your kindness. Good things come to people who do good deeds. Capricorn December 21 - January 19 Friend or foe! Your best friend promised to take you along on his/her trip to Hawaii. Now it looks like he/she is taking an old high school friend instead. Aquarius January 20 - February 17 Welcome to the state of Insanity. To the left you will see the states musician, Kitty Cat, playing her guitar; and to the right is the dogs library. There goes Rover wearing his reading glasses. Pisces February 18 - March 20 You have always been up for a challenge. But next week you will have to face your biggest fear. You would rather be jumping out of a plane.

emily paul the moon so silver shimmering so bright the bronze clouds floating passed though the trees swooshing by the grass is wet with dew it glistens and sparkles the furry critters are sleeping all comfy just like you and me sweet and cozy together forever

Cruise the Campus Do you have an event on campus you would like to list here? Email it to perspect@cc.edu with “Cruise the Campus” in the subject line at least two weeks in advance.

May 1 Reading Day Trip to Miller Park • Bus leaves at 10:30 a.m. • Sponsored by CAB Potawatomi Night Owl Trip • Bus leaves at 10 p.m. • Sponsored by CAB Brian Heun

& Adam Stewart • 8 p.m., P.I.T. • Sponsored by WCCX

May 2 Carroll College Choir Annual Farewell Concert • 7 p.m., Shattuck Auditorium

May 3 Motionsiren & ETPH • 8 p.m., P.I.T. • Sponsored by WCCX

May 11 Baccalaureate Ceremony • 10 a.m., Shattuck Auditorium Commencement • 1:30 p.m., Circle Drive Lawn

May 24 Wisconsin Wind Orchestra • 8 p.m., Shattuck Auditorium • Call (262) 524-7182 for ticket information

White Stripes/Show their softer side From Page 16

Aries March 21 - April 19 You want to live like Royalty, but money seems to be a problem. You're spending more than you are making. Start saving and the things you want to have, you will soon be able to afford.

clay between our toes look up at the sky so clean and so bright so many stars are out tonight two more lying here makin' love under the stars bugs leavin' us be the sun's a risin' the birds are a chirpin' they're flyin' fly free! just like you and me

get the feeling that he has been pushed to desperation in trying to save the relationship. Add in some fierce guitar feedback that seems to scream for the woman to leave and you have a classic rock song. The beauty of this album is that it does not look to stay within guidelines. There are a few softer ballads that mix well with the more uncompromising songs. The gem in the ballad area is definitely the cover of Burt BacharachHal David’s “I Just Don’t

Know What To Do With Myself.” Jack's voice alone tells the story of being fragile after a break-up. His voice displays desperation when he is reaching for notes that are far out there. Then the guitars come to the forefront near the end and bring to life the angst that anyone who is breaking up feels. The White Stripes using the guitar and drums as a storyteller takes the main stage in “Ball and Biscuit.” This song is straight blues and the instrumental portions almost tell more of the story then the vocals do. The

song has a sexual tone to its lyrics that is complimented extremely well by guitar distortion that seems to pulse and vibrate with the song’s urges. Listening to this album makes it hard to believe that more modern rock shouldn’t be held to a higher standard. Everything on this album is not technically perfect but that is what makes it perfect as an album. Buyers of this album are not being spoon fed radio-ready pop. This album requires the listener to participate in order to truly grasp its greatness.


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The New Perspective

Live from the Pio Dome

Thursday, May 1, 2003

MWC tourney just out of reach

It is finally over for me Nathan Brunner Sports Editor Live from the Pio Dome is an editorial column written by Nathan Brunner to express his various opinions about topics in the world of sports. Any comment relating to “Live From the Pio Dome” can be voiced via email to nbrunner@cc.edu.

Well, after two years, I am finally able to say I will never have to write another one of these columns again. That’s right folks, after two years of being the Sports Editor, I am stepping aside and handing the job over to another. For many of you who I have bored senseless over the past two years with PioDome, this probably comes as a great relief. No longer will you have to listen to me go on about various topics most of the world could give a crap about. However, if by some small chance there is someone out there who read my articles and enjoyed them (I’m assuming the odds are pretty slim), have no fear from my news of stepping aside. I leave the sports section in the good hands of Ryan Watterson. Ryan has written several articles for The New Perspective during this school year. He is a very good writer and has an extremely creative mind. I am positive his PioDomes will be much more entertaining than I could ever hope mine to be. I have complete confidence in his ability to take the lead of the sports section. I’m sure

most of you will agree with me come September. For the past two years I have complained about a variety of topics in just about all of the major sports. By now it may seem like I hate all there is about sports in this world. Despite the fact I feel there are a lot of problems in the professional sporting ranks, I believe there is a lot of good. Professional sports are an integral part of America. Pro sports help build local loyalty around teams. For example, many people are proud to be from Wisconsin because of the Packers (certainly not the Brewers). Sports also provide a break from the daily hardships of everyday life. For a few hours we can sit back and enjoy a game without having to think about the struggles of our lives. Sports also give us something to do. Just think what we would do with our Sunday afternoons in the fall if it were not for the National Football League to keep us entertained. Well, I’ve said my piece and I would just like to thank all of you readers who have put up with me for the past two years. I would also like to thank all who have contributed to the sports section, especially Ryan Watterson and Bear Milne. Without your help, I could not have done my job. Thank you, Nathan M. Brunner

Special to The New Perspective

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question that is asked of every child when they are young. A vast majority of children in the world today would answer with, “I want to be a professional athlete.” It doesn’t matter what sport they are aspiring to turn pro in; because of the emphasis placed on sports in our country, a professional athlete has become a great profession. After all, who would want to pass up millions of dollars and celebrity status? How realistic is it these children will grow up to be professional athletes? Not very. Many people are having to find other ways to live out their childhood dreams. The next best thing to being a professional athlete is to have control over them; to be the coach. I know that you are thinking that this too is unrealistic. It was until a few years ago when fantasy sports were introduced. Now with a simple click of the mouse and a

Staff Writer

Photo by Sarah Lasee

In the Pioneer meet against Lawrence, sophomore Craig Mours won both his doubles and singles matches.

The Carroll College men's tennis team dominated Lakeland College in a 7-0 win April 22 in Sheboygan and fell to Lawrence April 23 by a score of 6-1. The defeat means Lawrence advanced to the four-team post-season Midwest Conference Tournament. The tournament was held April 25-27 at Nielsen Tennis Center in Madison. Against Lawrence, sophomore Craig Mours and freshman Jayson Memken had Carroll’s only doubles victory with a score of 8–5, while senior Charlie DeCleene and fellow senior Josh Potaracke fell 4–8 and the duo of junior David Pye and sophomore Chip Bartel also fell 4–8 in the doubles round. Mours brought home the only singles win (6–1, 6–3) to boost Carroll; however, the Pioneers ended the day with a 1–6 defeat. Carroll finished the season with a 7–8 record as a team.

Upcoming Sporting Events Baseball (6-22, 3-9)

Fantasy sports frenzy Aaron Manske

Bear Milne

few draft picks over the Internet, you too can coach your own fantasy team. Whether you are an avid golf enthusiast or a National Football League “junkie,” you can have control of your own team. The range of fantasy sports includes, but is not limited to, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, NASCAR and the National Hockey League. There are many different levels of fantasy sports for fans to get involved in. Many of them can be set up over the Internet free of charge with no prize money, however, there are some that compete on the national level for thousands of dollars in prize money. When asked why he participated in fantasy sports leagues, Mark Rushton replied, “It is a great way for my high school friends to keep in touch. We have a football tournament every year with a traveling trophy.” So whatever your level of sports knowledge and love of the game, there is a fantasy league out there for you. So why not coach the team of you dreams!

Date

Opponent

Time

May 2 May 3

St. Norbert @ St. Norbert

2:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

Date

Opponent

Place

May 3 May 4 May 9-10

@ Lawrence Invite @ St. Norbert Invite @ MWC Championship

Appleton DePere Rockford, Ill.

Men’s Golf

Outdoor Track Date

Opponent

Place

May 9-10 May 17

@ MWC Championship @ UW-Oshkosh Open

Monmouth, Ill. Oshkosh

Team records are current as of Monday, April 28.

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Phone: (262) 549-1655

Student discounts all year long! Student ID required.


Thursday, May 1, 2003

The New Perspective

Miller Park/Commentary From Page 20

ing part about any Brewer game is the Sausage Race that occurs a half inning before the Seventh Inning Stretch. It is a race between a hotdog, a brat, a Polish sausage and an Italian sausage. The problem I have with them is that they only run around half the field. I think if they ran a little bit further it would be more exciting. Let’s say 3⁄4 of the field. I don’t want to see a Hot dog throwing up, ya know what I mean? 3. Why is a beer at Miller Park the same price as a beer at the Bradley Center, yet much smaller? Don’t answer that. Movin’ on. 4. I’ve heard the stories about Bernie Brewer and how he would slide out of a keg of beer at County Stadium after a homerun. Now he slides down that big yellow slide onto another platform. First of all, why the change? And secondly, was a keg of beer offensive to people? If that’s offensive, why are they still called the Brewers then? What do people think they are brewing? Pasta? 5. Bernie also needs to slide down his funky slide when the other team hits a homer. He gets lonely up there on his platform which appears to be two miles away from where I’m sitting. I witnessed seven homeruns during the weekend, and Bernie only slid once. Maybe its time they introduced us to Bonnie Brewer, Bernie’s high school sweetheart. 6. Where on Earth did the tradition of throwing back a homerun ball onto the field hit by the opposing team come from!? I think the Cubs were the first team to do this. Its just plain dumb. You realize that when you throw it back, they give the ball to a fan in foul territory. So the entire move was pointless. Some fan still gets the homerun ball. And do you know what the chances are of you catching a homerun ball again are? Very slim. Keep that ball and sell it on e–bay. Don’t act like Cubs fans. You don’t want to be labeled losers for life. 7. Here’s something Miller Park could do for entertainment. The 300 Club located in left field is for the wealthy “suits” who want to eat shrimp at a baseball game. The restaurant is enclosed in glass so they can eat and be catered to. What baseball fan wants to watch a game through a window? None that I know of. I say they should take that glass down, so we can get a good look at these people. Also would it not be hilarious if a ball actually was hit up there and landed in some guy’s soup? It would make SportCenter’s Top 10 Plays for sure. 8. And speaking of viewing conditions: On the Sunday afternoon game, a day which had no rain, the roof at Miller Park remained closed. Yet as soon as the game ended, they played the theme song from “2001: A Space Odyssey” and

opened the darn thing. The majority of people want to watch a baseball game outdoors, especially on a Sunday afternoon. Indoors makes it feel like a video game. 9. To the men: It is not mandatory to give a foul ball you caught to a little kid or a girlfriend. I finally caught my first foul ball during Friday’s game, wrestled it away from a little leaguer, then I went and showed it off to my brother and my girlfriend. You may disagree, but I’m not going to wait another 22 years for a foul ball to come my way. 10. Finally, I no longer can make fun of “That Guy,” the adult male who brings his glove to the game. I finally sunk down to that level at Sunday’s game. I guess I wasn’t afraid anymore. I’ve seen enough highlights of people making great snags in the stands and I finally wanted my piece of the pie. It was just my time…It was just my time. I do recommend you go out and see a game this season despite my rants. Remarkably the Brewers have managed to win a few games. Two of which I was lucky enough to witness. Whether you like them or not, it really is worth experiencing a game in Miller Park. If you’re really lucky, you’ll make it out to Fenway Park some day, but that’s a completely different story.

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Sports Editorial

A Final Four event Carroll-style ously, and instead they came back this season with a force compared to that of last season. Coach Schultz brought Staff Writers a presence that was unheard of and different to the men We can just see it; of the Pioneers. They finCarroll College in the Final ished the 2002-2003 season Four, down home in the Big 7-16 overall, 5-11 in the Easy. President Frank Midwest Conference. And, Falcone and the Board take despite finishing 9th in the more media coverage, the league, the Pioneer basketcharacteristic “C” painted ball program has set on their face despite itself up as an upit all, though the crowds’ cheers seem “If the Pioneers did the unthinkable and and-coming team for next season. a little slurred, made it to New Orleans, They lose only one Cook and Barney how would it affect us here at Carroll?” player from this seaare blowing up, and son, senior Casey the coverage of the Lauer, who led the war in the middle of team with a team-high 29 New Orleans, how would it the Campus Center is temsteals and earned the affect us here at Carroll? porarily forgotten as the Defensive Player of the Year Can we just see the movie Pioneers grace national teleby the team. Returning are (and would it be made for vision. How did a team the high-scoring duo of Ben TV or big screen)? Ben magically drive to Division I and Julian to go to the “Final Four” in Affleck as Julian Swartz, Hickethier Swartz, both second-team Vince Vaughn as Ben the Big Easy? How would Hicketheir, Bruce Willis as all-conference selections. Waukesha react? Schultz. John The shadow of last season’s Carroll would be the Coach McTiernan behind the lens 2–21 season suffers sunburn “Hoosiers” of our generanow to one of the most talwith Jennifer Lopez leading tion. A team people merely ented basketball teams to the Blaze during the halflaughed at in previous seareside in Carroll in years. So time battles and Halle Berry sons, suddenly under the while the Pioneers may be commanding the spirits of guise of a first year head only a Division III team and the cheerleading, diversity, coach (pulling a Gruden) impossible to make the front and center. The story and a college transfer pheNCAA Final Four, we would be deep and moving, nom looking to bring his should still be proud of heartfelt and happy–not name back in force to the them, and embrace what is that this past season wasn’t. world of college basketball. yet to come. Carroll didn’t go, obviWaukesha would be more

Bear Milne & Ryan Watterson

than just a mistaken name for that of the ‘Grumpy Old Men’ series (Wabasha in that context), and maybe the parties would last longer than a little past midnight, and everybody would listen to 104.5, WCCX FM here at Carroll for the quality college commentary. If the Pioneers did the unthinkable and made it to


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The New Perspective

Thursday, May 1, 2003

Rain makes for hectic baseball and softball schedules

Freshman Dana Bradley makes a hit for the Lady Pioneers Saturday in a game against Ripon.

been a weak spot for Carroll. Their combined ERA going into an April 24 game vs. Lawrence was 8.07. But Dannhoff doesn’t put all the blame on his pitching staff. “Pitching hasn’t looked strong this season; however, we have struggled offensively in some of the games when our pitchers have looked good. It is a twoway street. You need to hold the other team down while scoring offensively.” Carroll nearly beat Midwest Conference favorite Ripon on April 22, but fell one run short in a 6-5 loss in eight innings. Offensively (as of April 28), Carroll has been led by Nick Witthuhn (.414), Ryan Babcock (.384), Mike Remm and Aaron Soto (.378). Dannhoff still believes his team has what it takes to get to the conference tournament. “This is a talented team that for various reasons has not played its best baseball yet. We still have 11 games left to prove that we are as talented as we think we are,” Dannhoff added. It has been a similar story for the Lady Pioneers softball team. Rain, rain and more rain. "The weather has been tough and discouraging. The team should be able to handle the week fine and hopefully finish the season strong." Their record is a respectable 10-15-1; however, their Midwest Conference record has fallen to 3-10. They wrapped up their regular season with 14 games in seven days due to the sub-par weather. Leading the squad in hit-

Miller Park blues

Pioneer Golf 9th at Ripon

Ryan Watterson Staff Writer

The spring forecast has been nothing but trouble for Carroll College baseball and softball this season. The Pioneers have had several doubleheaders rained out, making the end of the season grueling as they try to make up all the games. Head baseball coach Steve

Dannhoff is trying to keep his team morale high as games continue to get rained out. “I think psychologically everybody gets frustrated when you are gearing up emotionally to play, then we get rained out. The rest of the conference is dealing with the same thing. The hardest part is keeping the pitching staff conditioned to pitch with all of the delays,” Dannhoff said. Pitching this season has

Photo by Andrew Farrell

Ryan Watterson Staff Writer

While most of you were at home enjoying Easter break, some of us were forced to find something to do off campus while Carroll College shut its services down for us “out-ofstaters.” How would I find food and refuge without the P.I.T.? Well I looked no further than I94 East. Yes my friends, Miller Park became my new home for the weekend. Miller Park, what can you say about it? The stadium is in its third year and is ugly as sin. It’s a beautiful view from the highway, but when you get out after parking, you see the wretched back half that appears to be already rusting. Whose idea was it to make the thing pale green? But after watching three straight Brewers (vs. Houston) games, I didn’t mind the stadium so much. When you first walk in, the awesome size of the structure is amazing. Just like any stadium when you come out of the tunnel and see the field for the first time, it is truly special. But I’m not ending this column without a good amount of complaining. Immediately I noticed things that weren’t right. Here are 10 observations (a.k.a. complaints) I have about Miller Park or

“Millah Paak” as we would say in New England: 1. When only approximately 10,000 people are coming to a game, wouldn’t you figure the players would want the people all packed together as opposed to spread out all over the place? I ask this because traditionally the die-hard fan will attempt to move closer than his or her seats actually are located. Sometimes they get caught by a security person and have to go back to their original seats. What if it was legal for everyone to move down? Then the lower part of the stadium would appear to be packed and it would look great on T.V. and maybe pump the players up. I know what you’re saying. “They’d lose money on that because everybody will buy the $10 seats and then move down.” Exactly. They would bring in more money than they are making now because instead of 10,000 in attendance, it would be 20,00025,000. Can you imagine that many people in there? I can’t. People are looking for a cheap pro game. The fans especially don’t deserve to pay too much for a Brewers game. 2. Okay, moving on to something a little less practical. Obviously the most entertainSee Miller Park Page 19

Photo by Sarah Lasee

Sophomore Andy Sershon pitches in the Pioneer baseball game against Ripon April 22. ting thus far are Dana Bradley (.346), Brooke Leist (.284), Erin Erickson (.250) and Jesse Wege (.375). Becca Windhorst and Mandy Reedy have pitched all 123 innings this season, each coming up with a 4-5 record. Regarding the two being the only pitchers on staff head coach

Melinda Barth said, "These two ladies are handling the load fine. Both are working hard to stay successful and hopefully they can get some wins for our team." Carroll wrapped up its regular season on April 30 when it took on Carthage at Carroll.

Bear Milne Staff Writer

Freshman Michael Peavey, with a team-low round of 83, finished in 13th place to spearhead the Carroll College Pioneer Men’s Golf Team to an overall 9th place finish at the Ripon College Invitational, April 18 at Lawsonia Golf Course in Green Lake, Wis. While 12 teams may have competed at the meet, Lawrence University won with a team score of 316. Milwaukee School of Engineering was second with a score of 326 and Carroll finished 9th with a score of 368. Carroll junior Ryan Fleming finished with a tie for 41st shooting a 92, senior Mike Brusberg slotted a 96 on the day while finishing in a tie for 48th. Junior Travis Stueber also tied, finishing 50th with a score of 97. Sophomore Chris Banach finished 56th overall with a score of 106 to finish out the Pioneers top scoring. The Pioneers returned to Ripon April 29 for the thirdround of the Midwest Conference North Division series golf meet. Carroll is currently 5th overall in the fiveteam North Division under the direction of new head coach Tim Cooper.

Photo by Andrew Farrell

Junior Ryan Fleming takes his first putt in the Carroll invite at Western Lakes on April 13. Fleming led Carroll with a score that tied for 10th place in the tournament.

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