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THE NEW PERSPECTIVE Thursday, December 12, 2002 News

• Volume 26, Issue 6


Arts & Entertainment

Set up guys, page 8 Holiday recipes, page 13

Food drive, page 2 Lamar Cope, page 3

Bar scene, pages 15 Table for three, page16

Sports Intramurals, page 19 Basketball, page 20

The Student Newspaper of Carroll College

Network molasses Phil Totten Special to The New Perspective

Photo by Andrew Farrell

Madrigal Dinner Freshman Meghan Ryba, Freshman Nick Beaudin, Senior Brett McManus, and Freshman Elaine Wesner participate in the Madrigal Dinners last weekend that preceded the annual holiday music concert.

Web provides easier registration April Lemanczyk Staff Writer

Soon, all students, on or off campus, can register on-line. There is going to be no more waiting in line to register. It can be done wherever there is access to Carroll College’s web page. Registrar Brian Boyd said “It’s a web-based module that will allow students to use drop-

down menus and use ‘point and click’ features to select their courses and know right away if they received the requested courses.” Information Technology Services has been looking into web registration for several years, and this year the college administration provided funding for the software to enable this program. ITS also purchased a

brand new server with a larger capacity to accommodate the growing amount of server traffic that web registration would create. “Full-time students will still be required to meet with their advisors prior to registration and they will not have access to registration until the student’s See Registration Page 2

If you regularly use the Carroll computer network, chances are, you have waited several minutes on more than one occasion for your network profile to be dished up by the server. Depending on the time of day, students have experienced logon routines taking well over 10 minutes. According to Debra Jenkins, Carroll’s chief information officer, “The network logon problem is definitely not a hardware issue.” Jenkins states her department has been studying the problem since last spring and now has a good idea as to what is causing this technological logjam. Jenkins says she expects to have the logon issue positively identified by January. The timeframe for having a solution in place will depend on the problem. Ryan Corcoran, Carroll’s system administrator, agrees with Jenkins, “This is not a hardware issue at all. Our impression of what is causing this logon problem appears to be with the large volume of music files that many students have stored on their desktop.” Currently, the computer network is configured for roaming profiles. This allows

a student to have the same desktop loaded on any workstation that they log onto, whether they’re sitting in front of a workstation in New Hall or one across campus in Barstow. Without a roaming profile, a student would be forced to navigate through an iconic maze searching for his or her student folder, each time he or she wanted to work on a particular paper or project. The convenience of a roaming profile allows a student quick and easy access to his or her files and folders, no matter which workstation that student is logged onto. But if a personal profile includes mp3 music files, they too are pulled from the server and transferred to the designated workstation each time that particular profile is accessed. Mp3 files can take up a lot of memory. The end result is a file that slows communication across the network. And if enough mp3 files are accessed simultaneously, network communication will choke. This would not be a problem if there were only a handful of students storing mp3 files on their desktop. But chances are this isn’t the case. There are 200 Windows-based workstations on campus dedicated for stuSee Logon Page 2

Caution necessary for students crossing North East Avenue Ryan Watterson Staff Writer

Photo by Andrew Farrell

Cars on East Avenue may stop for students waiting to cross, but do not count on it.

As many of you know, N. East Avenue is a very busy street. In most parts of the day, it is either full of cars or full of students. Waukesha residents need the road to get to work, whereas the students of Carroll College need to cross it to get to class. There are several crosswalks that link Carroll’s property together. They are all clearly marked. A couple of them provide a sign that says “Vehicles must yield to pedestrians on crosswalk.” Often, as you may know, the path of the students and the cars intersect. This often causes tempers to flare as one party thinks the other party should yield to it. So you think as a pedestrian you have the automatic right

away? Well lets look closer at what the actual law states. Many pedestrians believe that because they are on the sidewalk ready to cross the street at a crosswalk, the motorist is required to stop for them. This isn’t so. Under Wisconsin State statute 346.24, it states that a vehicle must stop if the pedestrian is already crossing the street. For those of you standing on the sidewalk, you’ll have to be patient because the motorists aren’t doing anything wrong. On the other hand, pedestrians can take the risk of jumping out into traffic to slow the motorists down. This isn’t recommended, first of all, for safety reasons. But secondly, it is illegal. Another part of WI state statute 346.24 states that no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a

curb and walk into the path of a vehicle that is so close it is difficult for the operator of the vehicle to yield. If Waukesha Police caught you doing this, you would be subject to a $63 fine. Fines for motorists vary depending on where they fail to yield. If it is on one of the uncontrolled (meaning no light saying “walk” or “don’t walk”) stop walks, the fine for failing to yield would be somewhere around $125. If it were at a controlled intersection, then the fine would be between $50 and $56. When asked about Carroll’s crosswalk situation, Captain Mike Babe of the Waukesha Police Department said, “Students have to be aware of the speeding and volume of trafSee Crosswalk Page 4

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Crime Beat ken on a vehicle parked in lot 9.

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Editor-in-Chief Nathan Tritt

Executive Staff News Editor Amanda Bothe Opinion Editor Teresa Dickert Features Editor Amy Kant Arts & Entertainment Editor Jodi Banning Sports Editor Nathan Brunner Photography Editor Andrew Farrell Layout Editor Susan Brastad Faculty Adviser Anne E. Schwartz

Writing Staff Erick Anderson, Jessi Bauer, Aaron Blackshear, Paula Cary, Shaun Dow, Sara Harvey, William Humphreys, Eve Jacobs, John LaConte, Sarah Lasee, April Lemanczyk, Elizabeth Martin, Tabitha Menning, Bear Milne, Elisa Neckar, Aja Nelson, Greg Rabidoux, Jill Ridenour, Molly Schuman, Melissa Sedlmeier, Melissa Vandenhouten, Ryan Watterson, Maren Weber, Amber Yost

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Advertising Jodi Banning, Amanda Bothe, Amy Kant

Editorial Policy The New Perspective, Carroll College’s student newspaper, is published every other Thursday during the academic year, except holidays, semester breaks and exam periods. The New Perspective welcomes letters in an attempt to provide a forum for the diverse views of the campus. The views expressed in The New Perspective do not necessarily reflect the views of Carroll College students, administration, faculty, staff, community or the editorial board. Letters should be limited to 250 words, signed and dropped off at The New Perspective office, located in the Student Organization offices in the Campus Center, one week prior to publication. The New Perspective reserves the right to edit letters for libelous content, profanity, clarity, grammar and spelling errors and length. All letters become the property of The New Perspective.

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Campus Safety If you observe suspicious activity on campus please contact Campus Safety at 524-7300 from a campus phone or by using an exterior blue light phone. On campus escort are available 24 hours a day by contacting Campus Safety at 524-7300 from a campus phone or by using an exterior blue light phone. You may also call Campus Safety at 524-7300 from a cell or non-campus phone.

Updates Arrests were made by the City Police related to two incidents that had occurred at Carroll. A male was arrested who had entered a second floor room in Charles House on Nov. 10. The male was an acquaintance of the resident of the room. Two arrests were made in the theft of the CPU's from the room in the Barstow building in October. Both CPU's were recovered from the incident. 11/14/02 ITS reported the theft of a computer mouse from TC 13 in New Hall. 11/14/02 Took complaint from food service of unauthorized use of a student’s points. 11/17/02 Between Nov. 15 and Nov. 17 a tail light was bro-

11/18/02 Between Nov.14 and Nov.18, a vehicle was apparently struck by another vehicle on the driver’s side rear door. A dent and paint transfer occurred. 11/18/02 Assisted residence life with an uncooperative student in North Bergstrom at approximately 10:40 p.m. 11/22/02 Phone in the lobby of Ganfield was found to have been destroyed. 11/23/02 Sometime between 2 a.m. and 11:50 a.m., a student reported that his muffler was taken from his vehicle while parked in lot 9. 11/24/02 Responded with Waukesha EMS to the Otteson building for a medical emergency. Student was transported to Waukesha Memorial for a leg injury. 11/24/02 Student reported that his cell phone was missing from his room in the South Bergstrom building. He last saw his phone the week before.

down Carroll’s network logon dent use. Also, it is estimated that half of the 1200 students living on campus brought their own computer to school, which is now plugged into the Carroll network. Chief Information Officer Jenkins states, “It is difficult to know for sure how many student computers we have on campus.” It is just as difficult to know how many MP3 files are traveling across the network at any given moment. The Carroll server is restricted to academic use only; it is not to be used for storing personal MP3 music files. But many students are not following this policy. To make matters worse, it

appears that many students are storing MP3 files on their desktop. So, if you are one of the guilty parties and would like to help improve the network logon process; remove your MP3 files from your desktop. Ideally, store them on your personal hard drive, not on the Carroll server. If you’re not sure how to clean up your desktop, contact the Help Desk at extension 7229. They’ll be more than happy to lend you a hand. If you’re not willing to help resolve the issue at this time, the network administrators might well be sorting out your files for you in the very near future.


Please read and recycle.

Student Life sponsors Caring Cans Food Drive April Riley Special to The New Perspective

Carroll College sponsored a food drive on campus December 2–6. Non-perishable food items were donated in the Campus Center where a special area was set up. All of the food was donated to the Waukesha Food Pantry. “We feel that we have so much on this campus. It’s a way to help out the community,” said Susanne Fenske, Director of Student Activities. This was the third year that Carroll has participated in the nationwide Caring Cans Food Drive. The office of the Dean of Students, which includes the departments of Student Life, Student Activities, the Walter Young Center, Residence Life, Health Center, Diversity and the office of the Chaplin, sponsored the event. It was promoted through campus announcements, press releases by the public relations department, brochures and banners. Sodexho Food Services, Carroll’s food service provider, also participated by donating 29 cases of food items, including spaghetti sauce, pasta, soup

There was a recent article published in the Nov. 21 issue of The New Perspective that contained false information. The article entitled “Season finale closes with a nail-biter finish” labels Grinnell College as “Indiana’s oldest college” when Grinnell is actually located in Iowa.

and canned fruit. In addition, they provided the collection can in the campus center and materials for the table tent. Ryan McElroy, front house supervisor for the Carroll account, said that the majority of Sodexho’s university accounts also participated in the event or others similar to it. The Waukesha Food Pantry serviced 5,006 people throughout Waukesha County during the month of November. They also gave out extra holiday food for Thanksgiving to 800 families, according to Assistant Director Judy Cesarec. She also said that the food pantry would hand out extra holiday food bags for Christmas. This means that most of the donations from November through December will be used up by February. If you would like to donate directly to the Waukesha Food Pantry, you may do so by dropping off donations at 215 W. North Street in Waukesha. Hours are Monday through Friday from 1-3 p.m., Saturday from 9:3011:30 a.m., and Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m.. For further information call (262) 542-5300.

Registration/Registering on-line in the works for next year From Page 1

11/26/02 ITS reported that they were missing a CPU. It was last seen in mid-October.

Logon/mp3 files bogging From Page 1

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assigned day and the advisor has cleared the student to register,” remarks Boyd. Students will have assigned days according to their classification. The actual process of registering takes a few minutes since students have worked closely with their advisor to select available and alternate courses. “A student focus group, convened through Student Senate will have an opportunity to preview the web registration process in January and make suggestions about how to make the program better by April when the pilot test is run for the fall registration,” said Debra Jenkins, chief information officer. A pilot test for web registration will be run in the spring semester. The faculty member of the Technology Advisor Committee has volunteered to be part of the test and will select some of their students to do the

web registration. Boyd said, “Our goal is to have it available to students sometime during the 20032004 academic year. In addition to registering on the web-based module, students can run “what-if” scenarios with GPA projections, for example, running a scenario to see “what-if” they received an “A” in this course, what would happen to their overall GPA. Students can review their schedules for the current semester, and review grades online. Students can also review their current biographical information that the college has on record, such as home and campus addresses and phone numbers. In addition, advisors and faculty will have similar helpful tools. “The biggest advantage to the web-registration is that students do not have to stand in line inside or outside or outside the Vorhees Building to register,” remarks Boyd and Jenkins.

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Student Life website Religious studies department Jessi Bauer Staff Writer

If students need information about the Student Life department, they may have to search around the Carroll website for a while to find it, but not for long. The Student Life department is working to create a website where students can easily find all the information they need relating to the department. The website will be geared toward both current and prospective students, whereas now it is primarily for high school students interested in coming to Carroll, said Director of Student Activities Susan Fenske. For example, students wishing to view the student handbook, put together by the Student Life department, would have to visit the website and look under the heading for high school students. Having a specific site for student life would allow current students to be able to find the information that pertains to them more easily. Patrick Peyer, assistant dean of students, believes that having all the information in “one central location” is a way to “make sure students who need information about student life…have access to it.” The Student Life site will

be a branch off of the regular Carroll website, said Fenske. Cory Kroll, a senior computer science and applied mathematics major, is in charge of putting the website together. An executive of the College Activities Board, Kroll was contacted by members of the Student Life staff and volunteered to put together the site. Student Life provides all of the textual information, as well as photos to be used, and Kroll is responsible for making sure everything looks good and works properly. Kroll was in charge of creating the CAB website, which can be viewed at Kroll feels the website is important because “there are so many groups and resources at Carroll that go unnoticed it’s a shame. I hope that with this website students will have a quick and easy way to access tons of useful information, and hopefully get all of their Student Life questions answered.” He went on to say, “I’m especially pleased with the information I will be able to put up about different groups and clubs on campus; there are tons of new ones and I believe this would be another way more students could get more information about them. See Website Page 4

chair to retire at semester’s end Aaron Blackshear Staff Writer

When students return to Carroll for classes next January, there will be a glaring absence in the Religious Studies department. Dr. Lamar Cope, chair of the department since 1995, will take a sabbatical next semester and formally retire at the end of the school year. A 1961 graduate of Morningside College in Sioux City, IA, Cope received a master’s degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in 1964. After writing a dissertation on the use of the Old Testament in the Gospel of Matthew, Cope received a doctorate from Union Theological Seminary in 1971. Cope has been at Carroll since 1969 and has played an important role in the shaping of the Religious Studies department. When he began teaching at Carroll, the Religious studies department was denominational, and the focus was on teaching Bible courses. Over the years, he has seen it broadened to include more classes on world religions and ethics. One particular change spearheaded by Cope was the introduction of Understanding Religion, a class that focuses

Photo by Sarah Lasee

Lamar Cope will retire at the end of the year. on the historical development and central teachings of religious traditions from around the world. When the Philosophy major was dropped in 1996, the Religious Studies department took over the Philosophy minor. Cope credits Dr. Joel Heim with reshaping the Philosophy minor over the past few years, and the late Dr. Donna Behnke with bringing interest in women in religion. During the 1970’s there

were as many as 9-10 students majoring in Religious Studies every year, while in the 1990’s there were almost none. The interest has been rekindled in recent years, in large part due to the quality of the faculty. Cope said, “I think that is a reflection of Joel (Heim) and Nelia (Beth Scovill), who are two very good professors.” He is optimistic about the future of the department, as it is See Cope Page 4



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Food show delivers tasty morsels of insight for students Bear Milne Staff Writer

This is the fourth year Sodexho has brought the Reinhart Food Service vendors to Carroll College for a student survey. The food show, titled Castiron Zone, featured 12 different food vendors from Reinhart Food Service from the Milwaukee and Chicago areas, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m.1:15 p.m. Reinhart, the primary distributor, is always happy with the aim of the show. The cost to the students and faculty…free. The purpose of the food show is to offer new products to the students and survey their opinions; the aim is to negotiate new menu items for the spring semester and possibly the end of the current. Presently,

Sodexho is very pleased with the survey results and is still going through them to find out what the students would like…pleasing students is the goal. Overall, it was a big turnout. New this year was Sodexho’s Pastry Chef, Keith Schlei, exhibiting his skills at decorating cakes and pastries before dazzled spectators. Main dining room supervisor Deanna Gitzlaff was very pleased with how everything went. “We’re very pleased with the turnout and we’re still going through all of the surveys. It’s pleasing the students that we’re aiming for so I’d like to maybe even get some of these new products into the menu before break. The show was definitely a success on many levels, which is why we continue to do it.”

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Senior Jeremy Nickolai tastes cuisine by different vendors at The Castiron Zone run by the Sodexho food services.

Crosswalk/Watch for speeding cars From Page 1

fic that occurs on North East Avenue. It creates a dangerous situation when students suddenly walk out in front of traffic. Everybody including motorists and pedestrians has to respect each other’s rights.” Not only did the police department have something to say, some students voiced their opinions as well. “Cars failing to stop isn’t the biggest problem for me. I think that the police should

crack down on the speed limit. From 8-10 on any weekday morning, there must be 1,000 students crossing the street. With the speed these motorists are traveling at, it’s a wonder nobody has been seriously injured,” stated sophomore Matt Montpas. In the previous two years, there have been a few reports of students being struck by a vehicle. None of the injuries were serious. The Waukesha Police Department will pull

motorists over for failing to yield; however, it isn’t something that happens frequently. You will see motorists pulled over for speeding on occasion. With winter finally here, students should be careful crossing the street. Look out for patches of ice and remember that if a car slams its brakes in the snow, it probably isn’t going to stop. If you wish to see these statutes and other Wisconsin state laws, you can find them at

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Fenske agrees, saying the site “benefits [students] because they can get more information about what’s going on on campus, specifically about student organizations.” She hopes the site can be a “marketing tool” for student organizations to recruit new members. Peyer projects the website to be available to students by next summer but is hopeful it will be ready sooner. When the website is completed, a promotional campaign will be launched letting members of the college know of its availability. Fenske and Peyer, along with other mem-

bers of the Student Life staff, plan to put out a brochure for Student Life, explaining the various services offered by Student Life and staff members who are in charge of each section of the department. Student Life is home to many departments on campus, some that many students and faculty are unaware of. For example, many people do not realize the Walter Young Center and the Health Center are a part of the Student Life division of campus said Fenske, who has worked at Carroll for two years. In addition, the housing, residence life, chaplain and multi-cultural affairs departments are also a part of Student Life.

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thriving with intelligent, ambitious students, and capable, competent faculty. An immediate goal is to solidify the changes of the past 2-3 years and develop them further. Though he will not be teaching any classes next semester, Cope will still be a part of Carroll College as he will help with the transition to a new departmental chair. Beyond that he believes it will be important to let the department and the faculty develop on their own. Besides teaching three classes every semester and maintaining the heavy committee load that comes with being a departmental chair, Cope has managed to continue his scholarly work on the New Testament. While some writing and publishing is expected of tenured professors, Cope says his scholarly pursuits are just as much for personal enrichment and to contribute to the field of study as for the expectations of Carroll. He has just published a new book titled One Gospel from

Two: Mark’s Use of Matthew and Luke along with fellow New Testament scholars David Peabody and Allan McNicol. After he is finished with his duties at Carroll he plans to write a follow-up to his previous book on the Gospel of Luke and a book on Jesus’ attitude towards God’s kingdom, and he is considering a possible book on the Apostle Paul. Some of his colleagues have suggested a book on the Gospel of Matthew, but Cope would like to see some of the younger scholars write one. An excellent relationship with his colleagues and the opportunity to teach and interact with students in a variety of contexts have been the best parts of his career at Carroll, according to Cope. He has had an assortment of exciting experiences in his 30plus years, including wilderness studies, participating in Habitat for Humanity, and taking trips to the Middle East. Carroll will lose one of its best professors next year; the Religious Studies department and the entire college will miss him.

OPINION Thursday, December 12, 2002

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Point / Counterpoint

Point Religious holidays have no place in public life

Counterpoint If you don’t like it, look the other way

Aaron Blackshear

Jessi Bauer

Staff Writer

Staff Writer

everyone’s beliefs or lack thereof. I understand that a majority of Americans are Christian, but that does I am not a Christian. Jesus lived not mean we should allow their beliefs and Jesus died, and that’s all fine and to pervade all of our lives. And you dandy, but I have absolutely no inter- cannot deny that promoting est in celebrating the birthday of a Christianity is offensive to some. How Jewish carpenter who lived 2000 years would the Christian population like it ago (though if a belief sysDecember tem that told 25th is not “To celebrate Christmas is to promote them they were really his birth- Christianity, and the simple fact is that condemned to day, and he eternal damnanever said to hundreds of thousands of Americans tion for their have no interest in doing so.” celebrate his lifestyle was birthday, but allowed to that would be become a part another whole article). To celebrate of public life? Christmas is to promote Christianity, Christmas obviously has a place in and the simple fact is that hundreds of American life, as most Americans are thousands of Americans have no inter- Christian and want to celebrate the est in doing so. Having said that, I birth of their Divine Savior. But to have no problem whatsoever with any- allow this or any other religious celeone else celebrating Christmas, just as bration to be a part of public life is not I couldn’t care less if someone wants to fair to those who do not hold the same celebrate Hanukkah, Ramadan, or any beliefs. It would be ridiculous (not to other holiday. But in a country whose mention unreasonably politically corConstitution demands a separation of rect, why is there a menorah in the church and state, religious holidays White House?) to try to represent have no place in public life. Do you everyone’s beliefs, so it would be best want to put a nativity scene in your to leave the religious celebrations as a front yard or Santa Claus on your part of our private lives. roof? Be my guest. But when you want to do the same thing to a city park or have a Christmas party in a public Do you have a suggested topic for Point / E-mail any suggestions to school I will object. It’s not about Counterpoint? or being offended, it’s about respecting

offended. You can always look the other way when passing such a display. It is amazing just how easily some While it would be nice if all holi- people are offended. It almost seems days were treated and covered equally, like they try to find something, anythis often does not, and even cannot, thing, to make a fuss about, just so happen. With all the different reli- they can be heard. I was reading the gions out there and the various types comment cards in the dining room a while ago, and of celebrations, it someone had would be impossible to cover “In this melting pot that is our great written that they them all in nation, we as citizens must realize were offended by the Halloween schools. Think of that not everyone’s beliefs will decorations dishow ridiculous a match our own.” played on the city park would food. Now, this is look filled with taking things too all different decorations from each belief system. And far. I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, as then there are those people who are I think it’s just a day for Hallmark and offended by any display because they the flower and candy companies to do not hold any beliefs. It would make money, but I don’t become almost be easier to eliminate any offended when the dining room puts showing of any beliefs. But this too, is hearts on the food and decorates with impossible, or at least unconstitution- red, pink and white. I myself am not Christian, or of any religion for that al. So what is the answer then? matter. During the winter holiday seaSimple, just don’t be so offended. In son, I do not celebrate Christmas or this melting pot that is our great any other type of celebration. Instead, nation, we as citizens must realize that I celebrate the tradition of spending not everyone’s beliefs will match our time with family and exchanging gifts. own. Instead of becoming offended But do I become offended when my every time you see something you sister, a devoted Christian, wishes me a don’t agree with, shrug it off as some- Merry Christmas? Of course not. Do I one else’s belief. As long as no one is get upset when my mother says a famforcing you to look at a nativity dis- ily prayer before dinner? No. I simply play and believe the meaning behind it, there is no reason to become See Counterpoint Page 7

Politically Speaking

Politically incorrect wish list: Who’s been naughty, nice 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 Dr. Greg Rabidoux is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics.

Do you have anyone on your holiday wish list this year that, well, you wish you really could do the politically incorrect thing and give ‘em what they really deserve? And a lump of coal in their stocking would be just the start? Yeah, so do I. Since, actually doing this and only dreaming about it is roughly the same difference between only complimenting Auntie Sue’s egg nog and actually having to swill the stuff back, let’s be satisfied with being crystal clear as to who’s been naughty and nice this Yuletide year and hand out their respective gifts or punishment. First on my holiday list are toy manufacturers, who this year seemed to have really worked overtime in Santa’s workshop to fill the tots of the world with magical gifts. Items like “Lingerie Barbie Doll” and “Command Post 2003” both designed to bring

out the naughty or crazed terrorist in all of us. The first manufactured by the kindly elfin magician known as Mattel, features Barbie in garter belt, thong and peek-aboo lace panties. As if terrorists didn’t give us enough to worry about now 6 year-old girls can begin the breakfast conversation with Mom and Dad with the words all parents fear, “So, when should I start shopping for my thong?” The American Medical Association reports that one of the fastest growing syndromes among 612 year old girls is depression, based in large part among low self-esteem and dissatisfaction with body image. In other words, girls weighing 50 pounds or less are asking Mom if they look too fat. Mattel representatives claim they only reflect larger societal trends and some stores like FAO Schwarz place this latest Barbie for “collectors and older consumers” in a different section of their store. Sorry, Mattel, I’m not buying it, figuratively and literally. And you’ve been far too naughty this year. Your punishment - every time a little American girl asks why she can’t look like Barbie and wonders if there is something

“wrong” with her, a Mattel executive gets to step in and field the question… in their garter belt and thong… in the Wisconsin winter. And that’s just the male executives. To the manufacturer of “Command Post 2003,” a plastic, real-life terrorist bombed house complete with soldier, rocket-launchers, anthrax mask and splattered blood. Wow, thanks for bringing the chill of terrorism just a little bit closer to each and every home, the vivid graphics of my nightly news was starting to wane in its impact upon my psyche. Your realism for the toddlers is appreciated, and to show my thanks for you too, being naughty, your punishment is-one-way tickets to Baghdad to hawk this lovely product door to door. Good luck. Hey, bring along the latest Barbie doll in case you find you have unexpected time on your hands. To our Wisconsin “Gang of Four,” the proud men (and a woman) State Representatives who ran afoul of the law in Madison, thanks. Many of us were getting tired of history books referring to the Badger State as a clean and progressive entry into the union. Enough about the

LaFollettes, time to show we can break laws and sling mud with the rest of the nation. Your holiday gift for being especially naughty this year - a blank diskette and a printer. You’ll need them for printing up your resumes when you have to look for real jobs. You may want to cross my name off as an employment reference. To Milwaukee Police Chief Arthur “Massa Norquist” Jones. The Chief insists crime is down and the city has never had a better leader of police then under his watch. He also says that, essentially, anyone who thinks otherwise is racist and a puppet of John Norquist who he (Jones) referred to as the above mentioned slang word for a Master of a slave plantation. We’d really like to get to the bottom of all of this but the news break just reported another youth homicide on the north side of the city. Thank goodness Milwaukee has leaders like you, and that crime is down. Look under the tree, your gift for being naughty - bus fare into the north side, let the locals hear how crime is way down. Try to get there before dark though. To Milwaukee Mayor

Norquist who must be secretly ecstatic that the Chief is catching the flak and the media are no longer asking about the mayor, Marilyn and an apple. Go ahead and stay out of the whole crime controversy, it’s not as if you are being paid to be a local leader or something. Your gift for being naughty, for many years now - a nice shiny apple, rotten to the core, just like some midwestern mayor we know. To celebrity couples like Ben and J.Lo, Liza and the weird looking guy, Nick and Lisa, Tom and Penelope. We had some gifts under the tree for each of you but since the names of who is with whom change so fast, we didn’t know what to purchase. My wish to all of you, may you actually make it together through the end of this calendar year. Your gift for being somewhere between naughty and nice wedding rings you can rent. It sure beats making a permanent investment or commitment, kind of like when you all choose to get married. Finally, to Carroll College students, who generally have been somewhere between naughty and nice, just like, See Political Speaking Page 6

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Letter to the Editor November 27, 2002 Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the recent article in The New Perspective confirming that the Beta house is going to be shut down in May of 2003. I find it a shame that the college seems to think that it is not an important part of Greek life to have a house on campus. I wrote you back in February of this year to say what a nice experience we have had living next to the Beta house for the past 6 years. I am very concerned with what Carroll intends to do with the two vacant houses. I am very upset that when the last house sold it became a rooming house for wayward men and women and I think that is more of a disgrace to the neighborhood then the Greek houses ever were I have had to call the police several times for the rooming house and I have never had to do that for the Beta house. I have seen more drunks, stagger in and out of the rooming house in the one and a half years that it has been there and that is during the day when my son’s are

outside playing. That is the reason I will never let my sons outside by themselves. I felt safer in my neighborhood when all the Greek houses were filled with college students. I know that they have had issues in the past. My uncle Gary Lawrence graduated from Carroll College and belonged to the Beta Fraternity. I know he is a good contributor to the college and I intend to send him this article so he knows what is going on. I will even mention it to him when I talk to him tomorrow. I am sure it will have an impact on his donation. He was quite shocked when I had mentioned it to him when I had heard the rumor. I would love to see the house stay a part of Greek life on the campus. I know that the neighbors will be anxious to know what is going to happen with both those houses. I think they will become an eyesore for the neighborhood left abandoned to rot away our property values, or turned into more housing for wayward men and women. We were con-

templating buying the house we currently rent, but I know for sure now we will be moving. One of the selling points for the neighborhood was the old Victorian feel. I considered our neighborhood to be an intricate part of Carroll’s campus life when we moved in. There was a warm feeling to the neighborhood. Now after Beta is shut it will be a block of abandoned buildings and deserted housing that is left unkept and left to rot away like the rooming house. I am very sorry to see this happen to such a wonderful neighborhood and a really nice group of young men. I would be more then happy to speak with anyone on campus about this if it could make a difference. I would also try to get other neighbors involved with this as well. I know if some of them were aware of this fact they might be as upset as I am. My home number is (262) 521-0662 or else you can give me a call at work as well. Jenny Binder QA Analyst Thomson Financial BETA Systems

The many adventures of higher education in the Barstow building Teresa Dickert Opinion Editor

I speak now on behalf of us communication majors who often learn in the loneliest building on campus, the Barstow building. Known to many as that “long walk” one block away from most of the campus action, the Barstow building has become “home” to many a communication student at one time or another. Unfortunately, this home has issues. Our home comes heated, but oh my god does it ever! Even in the balm of summer, those heaters in each room of Barstow pour out their loving heat. Suffering through class, for both professor and students, in an atmosphere more akin to losing weight ala sauna style than learning is a challenge indeed. It is hard to imagine opening windows and turning on fans in a room of education in the dead of winter, but these acts are hardly unfamiliar to Barstow building patrons. According to Dr.

Joseph Hemmer, professor of communication, the issue of heaters running erratically all year round in Barstow has been known for years, but nothing changes (well except the years, and some of the students in the classes). So we open the windows, and listen to all those “cool kids” with the pimped out and/or noisy vehicles out the window on Barstow street. For those on the other side of the hall, we attempt to pique our ears to the professor’s voice rather than the train screeching and screaming by every five to 10 minutes. Oh yes, and we must make friends with our neighbors if we plan on opening the hall doors. It is likely that one or more of the classes will have a video or some other form of distraction at least once during the class period. Now add to this the aromas of food from the education rooms (hey, how come they always get the good stuff?), and try once again to focus on the first amendment’s impact on a journalist, the forms of research method-

ology or how history affects a culture. This stuff is easy, right? Perfect atmosphere for learning… hey, pay attention to me! I am not done yet. Creaky floorboards under the carpet, thin walls, and narrow hallways… these are the least of our worries in Barstow. Visiting ones’ communication advisor, one walks into a tiny little room, which is surprisingly called an “office.” How anyone can work in some of the tiny, odd shaped rooms handed out to some of our professors is beyond my comprehension, but they do it. (Congratulations to each of them.) A tiny note to our less frequent Barstow guests; you do not have the 60 cents for a Mountain Dew, eh? Looking for the bubbler… yeah, that is upstairs. (Do not feel so bad for not knowing. I’m a communication major and it still took me a full year to acquire that knowledge.) But there are some perks. Well, one perhaps, at least we have a parking lot now.

Politically Speaking/Tis the season to dole out the rewards to the naughty and nice From Page 5

we, the faculty. Thanks for another interesting and challenging year. For each of you, there is a nice flat shaped gift with numbered pages in between its jackets under the tree. Sometimes called “books,” these little babies are there for the experiencing,

because it’s never too late to start the habit. Finally (really now, no kidding around) whatever you and yours celebrate this time of year may you make it as naughty or nice as you wish, politically correct or incorrect as you choose. As for me, I have a couple of fervent wishes on my list this year. The

first, like any good beauty pageant queen worth her sash knows, is for taking collective steps towards a more peaceful world. The second, well, check back with me sometime in April of 2003. That may just be the best gift anyone could ever bestow upon another. Until then, enjoy your much-deserved break.

Critiquing the music of the holiday concert Erick Anderson

Living by Aaron Copeland. It certainly isn’t a holiday piece. It’s a famous piece of purely Oh, how I do so adore American music with strong Christmas music! The beauty! ties to the western frontier. It The sentimentality! The certainly isn’t a typical warm, fuzzy feeling that I get Christmas piece, but it cerevery time I hear Silent Night tainly is a beautiful piece of performed in four-part har- music that celebrates our mony! Christmas music is country’s proud musical trasimply some of the most dition. While it may not beautiful mention m u s i c b a b y that there “And what I found in the repertoire J e s u s , is. And was (insert a dramatic pause here) S a n t a t h i s Claus, or good Christmas music! Good weekend a parwe had Christmas music! And more good tridge in t h e a pear Christmas music!” chance to tree, it e n j o y p a y s some of that great music in homage to our family values the annual Christmas pro- and gives us an uplifting, sengram. timental message. It reinI had heard complaints forces the ideals that we hold from various students regard- so dear during the holiday ing the repertoire of the con- season. Therefore, it was a cert. Apparently, there had very fitting addition to the been controversy regarding program. the actual amount of Is it really fair to criticize Christmas music in the pro- the concert simply because it gram. So I decided to take a wasn’t purely Christmas look at some of the pieces that music? I think not. In fact, I were performed by the choirs. give a lot of credit to the I don’t claim to be a music music department for includscholar, but I think I can rec- ing those pieces that are not ognize good Christmas normally associated with the music. And what I found in holidays. It gave concert the repertoire was (insert a patrons a chance to experidramatic pause here) good ence music that they may not Christmas music! Good otherwise experience, and a Christmas music! And more chance to look at those nongood Christmas music! traditional pieces in a new From what I observed, light. And what better time of the Christmas program year is there to celebrate our seemed to contain a very wide musical diversity than good selection of seasonal Christmas? music. There were beautiful In the true spirit of givChristmas hymns, such as ing, the music department Silent Night and Once In Royal gave us a great Christmas proDavid’s City. There were some gram. Maybe if your entire wonderful religious pieces, knowledge of Christmas such as Ave Maria. There were music is derived from Here even some fun, lighthearted Comes Santa Claus and other carols. The Christmas pro- such secular, commercial gram proved to be a delightful garbage, you may have been concert with enjoyable music. disappointed by the concert. Perhaps some of the con- But if you enjoy great music troversy arose around the few from great performers that selections that aren’t tradi- celebrates the great ideals tional Christmas songs. One associated with this great holthat comes to mind is the iday, the Christmas program choral piece The Promise of was a real treat. Staff Writer

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Bible Stories 101

Christmas more than just a festive holiday, it’s a way of life William Humphreys Staff Writer The Rev. William Humphreys is the chaplain for Carroll College.

Who’s looking forward to Christmas? Projects done. Papers written, read, graded. Exams taken, graded, reported. Travel plans made. Gifts made or purchased, some even wrapped and labeled. Parties planned. Even with all the pressure that comes with the holidays, this season brings good reason and good occasion

to kick back, take a break, take a breath, and enjoy life in some different and refreshing ways. We will soon live through the shortest day of the year and the new year will begin. If it were not a religious holiday, Christmas would still take on some of the dimensions of contemplating and celebrating our spiritual wondering, wandering, and worshiping. And it is a religious, holy, holly, holiday. For cultural and religious Christians, this merry season celebrates the birth of Jesus. Anticipated by cultural

and faithful Jews through seasons of oppression, defeat and despair, the arrival of God’s Messiah would mark a new way of doing things. The dark of winter would lead with more hope to the light of spring, and that reality of the seasons would serve as a metaphor for the reality of hard life giving way to God’s peace with justice. The prophets’ writings say it will happen; the gospels say it did. The prophet, Isaiah, announces: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a

Think before you criticize others Aaron Blackshear

you feel the need to make personal attacks on the editors of Testify rather than I love writing for The offer constructive criticism of New Perspective. The editors a particular article or idea? give me enough journalistic Can you really judge four freedom that I can speak my students whom you’ve never mind without fear of being met by reading one issue of censored. But there are still their publication? To quote things I know I could never the author again, “…not a write in here because it would single shred of real news or not be the proper forum. A real opinion.” I went back to college newspaper is extremethe recent issue of Testify to ly valuable, but it is not a check the validity of that place for complete freedom statement and I found an of expression. article on Dr. Other than the Falcone’s state of opinion sec- “I will concede the fact that Testify has not started the college tion, The New some sort of revolution on campus, but I don’t think address, and an P e r s p e c t i v e the editors ever intended to write the Declaration of ad for Buy reports on Day in Independence or the Communist Manifesto. It is Nothing news, current the MDR and events and about having complete freedom to express yourself, the P.I.T. Seems sports. As like news to me. and no one can deny that Testify does so.” important as I don’t think the those things second part of are, this campus also needs a that would have been pub- that statement even warrants place for students to express lished here. This is a newspa- a reply. themselves freely with no per; there are some things The author claims that limitations or guidelines. that just would not fit. We the editors of Testify have a Enter Testify. have a poetry corner, but “historic bane” for The New We all know about only one poem is printed per Perspective, but has never spoTestify, so I won’t go into issue. There is also Century ken to them to verify that. describing it other than to magazine, but you have to It’s irresponsible journalism quote one of the editors in have your poem/prose select- to make that kind of claim saying it is “an open forum ed out of hundreds to be based on assumptions or for ideas.” Anyone who printed. Testify gives everyone hearsay. There is nothing in wants his or her voice to be a voice, and you cannot deny the two issues he has read to heard can be published in the value of a publication like give that impression; in fact Testify. A recent editorial in that. they are complimentary of this newspaper criticized My question to the The New Perspective in the Testify for all of the things it author would be, if you feel more recent of those two is not. To quote the author, there is something missing issues. Testify was never “It is not revolutionary. It from Testify, why haven’t you meant to be a competitor of does not completely rock my written it yet? It is much eas- The New Perspective. Its creway of thinking…It is not a ier to criticize someone else ators thought something was forum for expression of opin- for what they haven’t done missing from Carroll College, ions…It is a forum for wast- than to do it yourself. If there and they filled the void. If the ing time.” Harsh words is a “revolutionary” topic that author of this editorial thinks indeed. I will concede the you think needs to be written something is still missing, I fact that Testify has not start- about in Testify, then why challenge him to follow their ed some sort of revolution on don’t you write it? Why do lead and fill it himself. Staff Writer

campus, but I don’t think the editors ever intended to write the Declaration of Independence or the Communist Manifesto. It is about having complete freedom to express yourself, and no one can deny that Testify does so. While the author claims that The New Perspective also has freedom of expression, flipping through the pages of the last few issues of Testify, I don’t think you’ll find many things

Counterpoint/No reason to be offended From Page 5

do not fold my hands or recite the prayer with everyone else. There is no reason for me to become upset when other people display their own beliefs. If, on the other hand, my mother still required me to attend midnight mass with her, as she did when I was in high school, I would have

every reason to become upset and offended, as she was pushing her beliefs upon me. Now, she simply extends an invitation to join her, but respects my decision when I decline. As much as she may disagree with them, she allows me to have my own beliefs. And the same is true in the opposite view; I do not agree with her religion, but am not upset when she displays her

beliefs when I am around. There are some things that are taken too seriously. If people would just lighten up a little and relax, and let people do as they wish according to their own beliefs, things would be much easier to deal with. As long as no one is pressuring you to act and think the same way they do, there is no reason for people to become offended.

great light… You have multiplied the nation… increased its joy… For the yoke of their burden… you have broken. For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time onward and forevermore” (Isaiah 9:1-7). And in chapter eleven, verse 4: “…with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth.” And in verse 6: “The wolf shall live with the lamb… and a little child shall lead them.” When the gospel writer, Luke, tells of the birth of Jesus in the cattle stall, with scared shepherds coming to see and celebrate, and when the gospel writer, Matthew, tells of the birth of Jesus with the stargazers from the east coming by way of Herod to check it out, and when Herod reacts with extreme jealousy and hatred in the killing of Bethlehem’s infants and children under age two… when these events occur, they sound to many to be the fulfillment of the

prophets’ predictions and hopes. Christmas is the festive occasion on which faithful Christians and others giving it serious consideration wonder with amazement and celebrate with great hope, affirming that the baby whose birth is predicted and reported is God’s gift to us all. And the implications of our celebrating go on and on, considerably longer than our enjoyment of the bright lights and decorated trees. As a matter of faith, our celebrating draws us into these stories in a way that continues the tradition. We become prophets in our own day; we become human expressions of God’s great love in our families, communities, campus and world. Advent songs become Christmas carols, and the season continues through the twelfth day of Christmas, Epiphany, and into the season of light and the global reach of the faith. All who sing the songs and enjoy the exchange of gifts are already participants in this great story of so much hope, love and faith. Our opportunity continues to contribute to the ways of justice and peace in our lives and in the world. Christmas becomes more than a day of festivity; it becomes a way of life! Blessed Christmas! Happy Holidays! Faith, hope and love!

Pet Peeves

This isn’t high school; let’s stay on track John LaConte Staff Writer

I like to stay on track in class. In high school we used to ask our teachers stupid questions to get them to deviate from the topic and take up class time. Getting sidetracked was fun back then, when we had to be there. Now I find it quite annoying. One of my required classes is offered once every other spring. Last spring there was one section; it met from 6-10 p.m. on Tuesday. If I wanted to graduate on time I had to take the class then. I would skip dinner in order to make it there, and every week the professor would get ridiculously far off topic. I could have left class, went to a drive through and returned in the time that was wasted on irrelevant rambles. Sometimes I can’t avoid that high school mentality though. I jump right into the discussion and help that conversational momentum move us further away from what we’re supposed to be learning about. In a lot of classes I feel like I have to, especially if I’m

the only male in the class. I’ve had quite a few classes where I was expected to represent the entire Carroll male opinion. Everybody’s got a story to tell, and it seems like everybody thinks their story is more relevant than it actually is. I don’t like to bury my nose in my notes or relentlessly stick to the book, but I want to stay on track at the same time. It seems like few professors are able to balance between boring lecture and total incoherency. And it seems like most students are just as bad; they say nothing in the boring classes and babble on in the less structured ones. I like to tell stories as much as the next person, but I always rehearse them a little in my head to make sure they’re at least funny if they’re not relevant. Humor is a nice tool to help balance out a boring class. But I’m here to learn, so I want to stay on track in class. This isn’t high school; we’re not trying to avoid relevancy while we await the bell. I think we all need a little reminder of that from time to time.


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A behind the scenes look at ‘the oxen’ of Carroll College ers. Jonathan and Bill are the two wild cards who do all of the manual labor that no one The blue truck is always else wants to do. “If Carroll there. Everyone sees it, but few College were a farm, we would know who is inside. Anyone be the oxen,” is how Jonathan who has attended an event at describes their jobs. Carroll College or lived in its The biggest part of their dorms has benefited from the jobs involves setting up for the hard work of Bill Irwin and events that take place at Jonathan Canny, physical Carroll. For everything to run plant laborers extraordinaire, smoothly at a sporting event or the versatile workers who keep a concert, a lot of behind-thethings running scenes work smoothly at goes into setCarroll daily. “If Carroll College were ting up sound Jonathan and lighting and Bill are a farm, we would be equipment, not the oxen.” both former to mention Carroll stusimple things Jonathan Canny like tables and dents. Bill graduated in 2000 chairs. If there with a degree in is an event in business administration, mar- the ballroom in the evening keting emphasis, and has been and someone else needs to use working in the physical plant the room the next morning, since his sophomore year in Jonathan and Bill will often 1997. Jonathan studied art, come back to work at night to philosophy and ethics at make sure everything is ready Carroll and started working to go. “We are involved in with Bill in the summer of every event on campus,” Bill 1999. There used to be a crew said. of five that did what Jonathan When the rest of Carroll and Bill do, now it is just the takes a break for the summer, two of them. Altogether there Jonathan and Bill are at their are 15 or so full-time laborers busiest. The heavy workload in in the physical plant, includ- the summer can sometimes ing carpenters, electricians, mean 17-hour days for the mechanics, and groundskeep- long-suffering physical plant

Aaron Blackshear Staff Writer

Photo by Andrew Farrell

Set-up guys Bill and Jon keep the campus running. crew. The campus housing has to be ready for the next year’s students, so they have to ensure that all of the proper furniture is in every room of the dorms. When Carroll purchased the Carroll St. and College Ave. apartments,

Jonathan and Bill moved in all of the furniture. This past summer they removed all of the audio-visual equipment from Main Hall and stripped the rooms of any salvageable supplies. Moving furniture and equipment around cam-

pus is a never-ending battle for them. According to Jonathan, “If you dusted the campus, every piece of furniture would have our fingerprints on it.” Besides working at See Set-Up Guys Page 9

A sweet bird brings bilingual perspectives to Carroll College

Bringing creativity to Christmas giving

the bilingual aspect was presented by Carroll student Ashley Henderson, “The play was really pretty from an Through the Carroll artistic standpoint, however it College performance of The was difficult for those who Flower and the Bird of Sweet did not speak Spanish Delight, a Spanishto understand.” English play, students For international brought a new lan“The play was a form of uniting two culstudents and comguage and perspective of theater to campus. tures and give them understanding. I was munity members, the Professor Rubén Darío proud to see the Hispanic culture making performance took on a special meaning. Garro Morales from a presence here.” Sophomore Ingrid Costa Rica directed the 12 student actors Omar Dominquez Soto from the Dominican Republic and one community said that she and member. other students form Dr. David Molthen, Carroll College regardless of our linguistic Central and South America Theater professor, invited and cultural backgrounds, we said that they felt at home Garro who has directed and share similar preoccupations. watching the performance. “It was not just a folktale To ensure the message participated in drama festivals in various Central American was received, Dr. Elena De for me, everything in it had countries. He looked at this Costa, assistant to the direc- deeper meanings implied. It performance as a special tor said, “Wherever the dia- was good that it was bilingual opportunity to direct a logue was critical, toward the because some expressions are Central American production end of the play which encom- not translatable. In this way, in Wisconsin. It was a way for passed the final message to the play did not lose the true both cultures to come togeth- the audience, for example, we essence,” Soto said. “Also, I er in respect and solidarity. It used more English or bilin- felt good about the American was a concept that was well gual English/Spanish transla- students speaking Spanish; a way to reach into another cultions.” received. Dr. Lynne Bernier, Vice ture is through speaking the “I very much enjoyed the excellent theatrical produc- President for Academic language.” “The play was a form of tion,” said Dr. Paul Rempe, Affairs said, “…the actors professor or history, noting were so engaging and animat- uniting two cultures and give that the use of Spanish was ed that their actions and them understanding,” said very effective and integral to expressions conveyed the Omar Dominguez, commumeaning of the words. the drama. See Play Page 9 Another perspective on This dramatic adaptation

Bear Milne

Amber Yost Staff Writer

of a Salvadoran and a Nicaraguan work told of love penetrating through the evil in the world through a bird’s love of a flower. It also presented the message that

Staff Writer

Making your own Christmas gift for the holidays due to a limited budget and your caring nature is a healthy and self-revealing way to spread your Christmas cheer. However, several factors need to be addressed before undertaking the ordeal. 1.) Make a list of people whom you like enough to even think about showing such convictions. 2.) Determine whom you just have to (sigh), buy a gift for…for the others we’ll just have to get strategic. 3.) Determine the hobbies and things these souls like when concocting a special homemade gift . . . these sources can be exploited for insight. 4.) Bear in mind that Martha Stewart is a demon; she’s rich, and besides playing the stock market, has every damn material known to man just laying around her house…not a good source, and if you read Better Living, just shoot yourself and give the world a gift. 5.) Determine if you have something of your own

that you don’t really want anymore (they’re just material objects…soon they will own you anyway) but might find a good home with one lucky person…you know, like those “free to a good home” animals whose parents weren’t neutered. 6.) Find as much crap that’s congruent with #5 so as to save money. Use anything, really. People will take anything if you smile for fear of not hurting your feelings. What do you care, there’s still more people on your list. 7.) Paint, paste, perform or record…it doesn’t matter, but art sells anyone’s heart as long as you “give it with love” and a “Merry Christmas!” Trust me. 8.) Buy yourself a home distiller and make your own booze, a perfect gift for anyone. Watch for bathtub imitations. 9.) Make your own cheese. Have fun. 10.) Motels have plenty of bibles. 11.) But hey, if you really care, just tell them that you’re a poor college student at a private college and had no idea what they wanted to begin with but their company is always great…then hit ‘em up for more eggnog.

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Person on the Street

What is on your Christmas list? Amanda Bothe

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Learning easy self defense techniques Aja Nelson

News Editor

Staff Writer

“A new car, because I don’t think mine will make it through the winter.”

“I could answer that dirty, but I won’t...I’ll take world peace.”

Junior Claudia Curtis

“Adidas sandals...I lost them the first week of school.”

Senior Tony Waznosis

Freshman Jennifer Thieme

“A digital camera.”

Every woman should know basic self-defense techniques. Knowing how to fight an attacker can, quite literally, be the difference between life and death. Many women don’t realize everyday items such as car keys, combs, lighted cigarettes, and nail files can be used as defense mechanisms. Though it may sound odd, get into the habit of looking at various nearby objects and ask, “How can I use these items to defend myself, should the need arise?” Self-defense classes can teach a person valuable fighting techniques. In the article “Perpetrate My Fist! Women’s Self-Defense as Physical Education for Everyday Life,” found in a publication titled Bad Subjects, Carrie Rentschler writes, “Fighting techniques can range from yelling, running from an attacker, strik-

ing vulnerable body parts (e.g., knees, throat, eyes, nose), to crippling an attacker.” According to a pamphlet distributed by the Sinai Samaritan Medical Center, yelling “fire” is more effective at getting attention than yelling “help.” When confronted, do whatever is necessary to keep from getting into a vehicle with the perpetrator. Pulling the perpetrator’s hair is an especially useful self-defense move if the perpetrator has long hair, but other excellent techniques include elbowing the chest, punching the nose, and kicking the groin. Selecting the right type of self-defense class is as easy as asking to sit and watch a few class sessions. The sexual predator who threatens a woman who has taken predator self-defense classes will discover the woman he assumed to be a weak and frightened human being is actually a force to be reckoned with.

Senior Christina Hutchinson

“A refund from Sodexho containing all the money they’ve stolen from me over the last four years.”

“I want to see Sesame Street on Ice.” Senior Mick Linse

Senior Jerry Hackel

“A chain that connects my nipple rings.” Junior Erik Smith

“A vegetarian cookbook.”

“Money.” Freshman Julie Kottke

Sophomore Andrea Cochran

“Good times with friends and family.” Senior Tom Popovich

“Sleep.” Senior Kelly Kurtz

“I want to graduate on time.” Senior Anthony Golando

Play/A new creative experience for Carroll College From Page 8

nity member who saw the play on opening night. “I was proud to see the Hispanic culture making a presence here.” Junior Yvonne Ochilo, a Kenyan student at Carroll, said, “Being at an American school, not many know two languages and this play may have helped people be curious about learning other languages and not always focusing on English. Bilingualism in art can reach more people and spread a message.” To the actors and actresses involved, the cross-cultural component brought many lessons and adventures. One cast member playing the bad witch agreed to wear “los zancos” before knowing the English translation. “After finding out [what they were] and trying them on, I cried and thought I was going to die on them,” Dana Hickel, who later reported having actually enjoyed wearing the stilts. “I showed up late for

auditions and remember everyone walking around the studio theater aimlessly as an exercise. It was so bizarre, unlike any tryout I’d ever heard of,” said Jeannie Engerson who played three roles in the play as well as served as prop coordinator. Ruth Arnell, who played the part of the flower also commented on the different ideas about directing that Garro presented to the group, “…to get involved in something like this and to learn that it is possible to create something you’ve never created before, is to begin to truly understand the creative process from beginning to end in a way that you don’t normally experience when you’ve previously done most of what you’re called on to do.” The play will be on tour in February and March. Among its stops are UWStevens Point, Beloit College, and four area high schools. Cast and crew are planning for an international tour next winter.

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Carroll, Jonathan and Bill also play in the band Kindness Quotient with three Carroll students, and Bill plays drums in another local band called Violet Red. So the next time you participate in or attend an event at Carroll, keep in mind that the hard work of Jonathan and Bill made the whole thing pos-

sible. When you arrive in your dorm room next September, remember that they carried up the furniture from the basement, and that sound equipment at the winter concert didn’t get there on its own. Show some appreciation for the hard work of Jonathan, Bill, and the entire physical plant crew. A simple “Hello” and “Thank you” can go a long way.

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Meet Carroll’s king of keychains Elizabeth Martin Staff Writer

Upon entering a guy’s room, one usually expects to see cars, scantily clad models or sports paraphernalia, but junior Ryan Watterson’s room in his New Hampshire home has a completely different theme. Over 2,300 keychains, organized by size and shape, dangle from the pegboard-covered walls. Watterson, who has been collecting for 15 years, said the first in his collection was a BMW keychain that he either found in his house or bought at a yard sale. During the rest of his childhood, he slowly accumulated keychains until he had what he considered a collection. It took him 12 years to get the first 1,000, and just three to reach the 2,300 mark. Approximately 30 countries and 35 states are represented in Watterson’s collection, two-thirds of that are gifts from travelling friends and relatives. A company called Basic Fun, whose products are sold

at stores like Spencer’s Gifts, is the maker of 170 of the keychains in his collection. Because his family is in the beverage business, selling Budweiser and Snapple products, Watterson has also obtained many promotional items. “He likes any keychain, because every keychain counts,” said his roommate senior Tim Kaptur. “He knows just about every keychain he has.” “Mr. Klepto-Keychain,” as Watterson ashamedly calls himself when referring to his teen years, obtained approximately 30 keychains in a less moral fashion. He got keychains this way from places that include the House of Blues, the Baltimore and Detroit Airports, and Universal Studios. Watterson has since found a legal and very effective method of adding to his collection: eBay. This summer he bought more than 300 in two weeks. Watterson is very possessive of his collection. In high

school, he had a girlfriend who gave him between 70 and 100 keychains. When he broke up with her, there was one keychain that she wanted back from him, but he wouldn’t let her have it. He told her, “Once it’s in the collection, it stays.” “He doesn’t like anybody touching them,” Kaptur said. “He is very serious about his keychains.” Attached to his keys, Watterson has a keychain advertising Budweiser and one of his favorite bands, Weezer. Of course, they are duplicates. He never uses any from his collection. If he gets a duplicate keychain for a gift, Watterson puts it into a box full of other duplicates that he trades or sells to other keychain enthusiasts. Surprisingly, he isn’t even close to making it into the Guinness Book of World Records, where the current record holder has over 20,000…yet. Watterson is always looking for more keychains. People who would like to donate to his collection can locate him at 105 Steele Hall.

Photo by Andrew Farrell

The Last Laugh Tony Waznonis competes in the Battle of the Carroll Comedians organized by the College Activities Board Nov. 26 in an act that led to his first place title.

Gambling addict’s concern among college students Lynn Seeger Special to The New Perspective

All addicts say, “I don’t have a problem, I have it under control.” In the past decade gambling addictions have seen a prevalence of 1% to 3% among adults and some say higher among adolescents. With students turning 18 and in college, there are not many means of entertainment, so many turn to gambling as a source of recreation. Students have easy access to Internet gambling, casinos, sports betting and lottery. When does gambling become compulsive? This is a progressive behavior disorder in which an individual has a psychologically uncontrollable pre-

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- Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling? - Did gambling cause you to have difficulty sleeping? - Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble? - Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling? - Have you ever considered selfdestruction or suicide as a result of your gambling? These questions are provided to help the individual decide if he or she is a compulsive gambler and wants to stop gambling. They are from the Gamblers Anonymous website.

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The Nutcracker legend explained Eve Jacobs Staff Writer

Ever wondered where those little wooden men who crack nuts came from? Well, the Nutcracker figurines originated in the Erzgebirge area of Germany. In the 12th and 13th century, people started to settle down in the highlands, which were covered by thick forests. They were attracted to this place because of its rich mineral resources, which included tin, and above all, silver. After mineral resources ran dry, many artisans directed their attention to a new raw material: wood. The inhabitants of the mineral mountains made toys and Christmas decorations out of the wood. Due to their great skill at this, their craft made the region famous far beyond the German border. They were traditionally dressed as sol-

diers and kings. Villagers took satisfaction in having these authoritative figures perform the menial task of cracking nuts. Legend holds that a wealthy farmer sponsored a contest for the best product to crack open his crop of nuts. The winner of the contest, a puppeteer, was awarded a workshop for future generations to continue producing these nutcrackers. It has been said that the seasonal popularity of nutcrackers is based on the fact that gilded nuts were a popular tree decoration and that something equally decorative was needed to open the nuts to enjoy their contents. Some may still crack nuts, but the real joy is their colorful presence decorating the home. Nutcrackers play an important role, as they are both small works of art, and representative of the moun-

tain culture. At Christmas time, you will find at least one nutcracker in every home of the Erzgebirge, making them as ubiquitous as the tree itself! The success of Tchaikovsky’s ballet cannot be written off as a reason for the popularity of nutcrackers. To this day, the most collectible nutcrackers originate in Germany. Their production for export was a major industry under communist rule and now, with the fall of the Berlin Wall, one family has returned to the former East Germany to reopen a factory there. Now you must be wondering, where did the ballet of The Nutcracker, come about? Following the success of The Sleeping Beauty, Ivan Alexandrovitch Vsevolojsky, the director of the Imperial Theaters, proposed a second partnership between choreogSee Nutcracker Page 13

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Keep that waistline Dawn Marie Johnson Special to The New Perspective

The holidays are upon us and trimming the tree should not be the only thing being trimmed. Many are trying to lose weight to fit into that special holiday dress, or maintaining our present figure. Since the average person gains between five and ten pounds during the holidays, a plan for the holiday feast is a definite must. I’m sure you are wondering what kind of plan you should have and what should be contained in that plan. The first thing you want to do is consult with a physician about your present health. Next, you might want to consider working with a personal trainer because they can put you on a plan for you total body, not just those parts or areas that tend to expand during the holiday festivities. A personal trainer is also there to give you some accountability for maintaining your fitness plan. Because you will need to decide which areas you want to concentrate on or those that need the most attention, you will know what equipment to use at the gym, and

what machines or free weights work best for you. Free weights are good for arms and upper body exercises, but if that does not trip your trigger try Life Cycle or other types of machines your gym offers. The exercise ball is good for stomach muscles by doing several repetitions of sit-ups. The Stairmaster or stationary bike is good for the glut's. The key to a good work out is consistency; you should go two or three times a week for at least 30 minutes to an hour to get the best results. If for some reason your schedule does not afford you the time to workout at the gym, there are some things you can do at school or in the office. Take a walk with small weights on your ankles, do leg lifts at your desk with or without the ankle weights. Use the stairs instead of the elevator. These are just a few examples of what you can do to exercise with your busy schedule. Do not forget that it takes 21 days to start a new habit, so do not get discouraged if it seems hard in the beginning. Just know that in the end you are sculpting your body into the masterpiece you want it to be.

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Far Left: Freshman Long Xiong spins the dance competition Nov. 23 in a new direction. Left: Freshman Long Xiong and Sophomore Shingsay Lee place second in the competition for their energetic and talented show both on the floor and in the air. Above: Senior Mary Kumar breaks down the beat in her dance routine and entertains a crowd in the P.I.T. Right: Senior Tami Wittlieff incorporates new moves and emotion in her dance. Wittlieff and her partner Kumar placed first in the dance competition.

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Freaky Foods

Spice up your dinner plate with a What’s up with that? cause cancer and what’s up burst of colorful foods to choose from Andrea Janey with the I-Mac, it’s an odd Jill Ridenour Staff Writer

Our lives as human beings would not be the same without splashes of colors constantly entering our field of vision. We see colorful signs, buildings, people, and clothing, which bid for our attention. Most will admit that someone with pink hair attracts attention. This is because color is such a huge part of our everyday lives. Advertisements are bright and colorful and sometimes, so are the products themselves. It all began with one special and extremely colorful product. Most of us can remember begging our parents to buy “rainbow bread”. The bread itself is normal, average bread, but it’s the color that attracts the consumer or the child that influences the consumer. Well, it seems that companies have learned from the simple beginnings in “rainbow bread,” and have begun to develop some quite innovative products revolved around color and targeted towards children. Heinz introduced its EZ Squirtz green ketchup in the fall of last year, and since then, they have added purple ketchup, and the brand new mystery color, which could reveal passion pink, awesome orange, or totally teal. For those who have a few inhibitions about putting purple ketchup on French fries, or teal ketchup on burgers, I’d have to agree. However, EZ Squirtz colorful ketchup is being mar-

keted to younger children around the ages of 3-12 who enjoy the gross factor involved in out-of-the-ordinary ketchup. Not only do the bottles have a smaller grip for smaller hands, but they also have a lighter, easier to squeeze plastic bottle and a smaller tip so that it doesn’t splatter, and it is easier for children to control; especially if they want to draw pictures with their ketchup. It sure goes against mom’s rule about playing with your food! Not only does ketchup come in an assortment of colors, but so does butter. ConAgra Foods, owner of Parkay, introduced pink and blue butter to the market to target pre-teens. Blue or pink Fun Squeeze has a colorful and easy to grip bottle shaped to fit a child’s hand. Colored butter, however, brings about certain controversy. Encouraging high-cholesterol, fatty foods by adding pretty colors may not be the best idea. In a country with a large overweight population, we should not be encouraging our children to eat more butter. However, giving children a small amount of butter to decorate less desirable, but healthy food items, like the dreaded broccoli or spinach, might encourage kids to eat more vegetables. Many parents refuse to buy this product for their children because they don’t want their children to get the idea that it is okay to “paint” their food, and they also don’t want them to use too much butter.

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Bringing excitement to the family Christmas Aaron Blackshear Staff Writer

Most of us will be heading home to spend the holidays with our families in a couple of weeks; here are a few ways to add some excitement. Organize a Secret Santa gift exchange with all of your family members and relatives where everyone writes their name and a gift they want on a piece of paper to be drawn out of a hat. Before the drawing replace all of the pieces of paper with your grandmother’s name and an adult video as the present. If you are adept at using PhotoShop, make Christmas cards featuring Jesus Christ and Santa Claus caught in a rather, um, compromising scenario and send them to all of your relatives, addressed from your parents. Come home for the holidays with long hair and a beard, dressed in a white robe

and sandals. Bring prostitutes and lepers with you. If any of your family members confront you reply only with, “Judge not, lest ye be judged!” Anytime anyone asks you for something say, “Ask, and you shall receive.” At Christmas dinner break the bread and say, “Eat, this is my body.” When they finally get sick of you and tell you to stop look up and say, “Forgive them Lord, they know not what they do.” If your family is Christian, wear a yarmulke and call the rest of your family goyim. If your father asks you to say the prayer before Christmas dinner, bow your head, and in a completely serious voice start reciting the first verse of “Baby Got Back.” These simple steps can help you make a usually mundane holiday season much more exciting. Happy Holidays!

The craziest thing yet comes from a company in Baltimore called Joe Corbi, which distributes pizza kits used by schools for fundraising on the East Coast. The company started with purple-crusted pizza and then moved on to blue, red, and orange. They then began to see the potential in creating blue and green sauce, and they’re still researching the cheese! This pizza color craze came from a partnership with Crayola. Don’t worry, crayons are not an ingredient in the pizzas. Children are a prime market when it comes to crazy foods, but some foods are also popular with young adults as well. Kemp’s Yo-J, which I’ve seen around campus, is a blend of real fruit juice and smooth, creamy yogurt. The flavors range from raspberry orange to strawberry banana, and wildberry. It seems rather disgusting to me, but I’ve heard that it’s actually quite good. X-TREME JELL-O gel sticks have also hit the market lately and are good for the preteen or teen on-the-go and come in flavors such as watermelon, green apple, cherry, blue raspberry, tangerine, and strawberry. Similarly, Motts has come up with Fruit Blasters, which is applesauce in a tube in flavors like strawberry surge, fruit punch frenzy, kickin’ strawberry kiwi, burstin’ berry blue, and ch-chcherry. There are many colorful, exciting products on the market today, and without a doubt, there will be many more to come in the near future. However, don’t be fooled by these new attempts to sell the same old things. In general, they are the same old things, just higher priced. While most of these flashy fads are marketed towards kids, it might be fun to grill up some burgers and brats and surprise all of your friends with some purple, green, teal, orange, or even pink condiments!

Special to The New Perspective

When we were little, ketchup was red and margarine was yellow. Sure, they contained some form of artificial coloring, but that never stopped us from dipping our french fries in it or eating margarine on bologna sandwiches. That was then and this now. Things have changed, whether we like it or not. Heinz, a company that prides itself on variety has taken one of America’s favorite condiments to a new level yet again, this time with a splash of color. In July of 2000 the company announced that they would begin to market green ketchup after a marketing survey concluded that changing the color of a classic would add to the fun of eating ketchup. Although Heinz has added bit of color and fun, Carroll students had mixed feelings about eating it themselves. Freshman Jenny Free felt that ketchup is ketchup, no matter what color is it. “I’ve eaten it before. It tastes the same as red ketchup, there’s nothing wrong with the purple or green ketchup.” Freshman Matt Grajczyk agreed with Free, “I’ve had the purple and green ketchup, the taste isn’t really different and I think it makes eating more fun.” While Free and Grajczyk both felt that there was nothing wrong with the change in color, junior Krystal Hansche had mixed feelings about the colored condiment. “Why would anyone want to eat purple or green ketchup? I’d probably eat it, but I don’t know why anyone would want to.” Sure there are those who’d eat ketchup no matter what color it was, but there are some students who would absolutely refuse to eat ketchup if it wasn’t red. “They’re [colored foods] bad; you don’t really know what’s in the dyes. It might

color marketing ploy anyway?” freshman Nate Covert said. Senior Amanda Dorneden agreed with Covert on the dye issue. “I’m not a big fan of artificial things in my food; a lot are genetically altered and I won’t eat it. As nifty as it might be, I rarely put things in my body if I don’t know what they are first.” Sophomore John Cornwell doesn’t know exactly why he wouldn’t eat colored ketchup other than it’s gross. “I think it looks more disgusting than the other stuff, I just wouldn’t eat it. I think it’s gross!” Cornwell said. With colored ketchup, pink and blue butter, and even color-changing cookies, who’s to say what foods might be next? Grajczyk let his imagination go while pondering the question posed to him. “I’d like blue rice or noodles, they’d be fun to eat. But fruit is something that should be different colors. If oranges were to become purple, that’d be cool, ironic, but cool and I’d eat it. Red bananas would be fun too, yellow is so bland but red would make them exciting and I’d definitely eat them more than I do now. While Grajczyk thought foods changing color would be fun, freshman Matthew Cress wasn’t so certain about eating something of a new color. “I’m not really sure I’d eat fruit that they changed colors, or any other food for that matter. If tomato soup was white or green or blue I highly doubt I’d eat it,” Cress said. While manufactures are going to continue to make the “funky foods” as long as people buy them, many felt that as they got older, they’d avoid eating anything that had been altered. Freshman Sam Cloud prefers the simple things in life and thinks they should keep them that way. “Keep it simple, and keep it good, and I’ll eat it, it’s as easy as that.”

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Great gifts to give and receive Sara Harvey

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like the gift of homemade food. If you’re looking for recipes and tips this holiday season, you should keep reading. There is a fun and festive assortment of food gift ideas and instructions all perfect for making food gifts for those you love.

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Keep your inbox free of unwanted spam Ray Neupert Special to The New Perspective

Since cookies are just about everyone’s favorite treats, what better way to say ‘I love you’ than with cookies? Well there is a better way, one that will keep on giving and that includes that fresh-fromthe-oven cookie aroma (sometimes that’s even better than eating the cookies)! It’s cookies in a jar!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar Ingredients 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 cup cocoa 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1-cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions 1. Combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 2. In a 1 quart wide mouth canning jar, layer dark brown sugar, white sugar, cocoa, chopped pecans, and chocolate chips. Pack everything down firmly before you add flour mixture, it will be a snug fit. 3. Attach a tag with the following instructions: Chocolate Cookie Mix in a Jar: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) 2. Empty cookie mix into large bowl. Thoroughly blend mixture with hands. Mix in 3/4 cup softened butter or margarine, 1 egg, slightly beaten, and 1-teaspoon vanilla. Shape into walnut size balls, and place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. 3. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet, and then move to wire racks.

How about some tasty soup? Mmm, mmm good!

Love Soup Mix in a Jar Ingredients 1/3 cup beef bouillon granules 1/4 cup dried minced onion 1/2 cup dried split peas 1/2 cup uncooked twist macaroni

1/4 cup barley 1/2 cup dried lentils 1/3 cup long-grain white rice 1 cup uncooked tri-color spiral pasta

Directions 1. Use a canning funnel or any funnel that has about a 2-inch neck. This will make it easier to fill the jar with the ingredients. Be sure to use a wide-mouth, 1-quart canning jar. 2. Layer ingredients in the order given: bouillon, onion flakes, split peas, small shape pasta, barley, lentils, rice, and enough tricolor spiral pasta to fill jar. 3. Attach tag with cooking instructions: In large kettle, brown 1 pound ground beef or stew beef cut into bite-size pieces in a little olive oil. Remove tricolor pasta from top of jar and reserve. Add the rest of the jar contents to the kettle with 12 cups water. Let come to a boil and simmer 45 minutes. Add tricolor pasta and simmer 15 minutes more. Serve with your favorite bread or rolls and a tossed salad.

Sugar cookies on a stick! These cookies make great party favors or centerpiece bouquets. Decorate with sprinkles or frosting. You will need two dozen craft sticks for this recipe.

Lollipop Sugar Cookies Ingredients 1 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening, white sugar and brown sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the creamed mixture. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Push craft sticks into the center of each ball. Place balls, with sticks parallel to the cookie sheet, three inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten them slightly using the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. This is the time to decorate with sprinkles or colored sugar if you desire. 3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. When cookies are completely cool, wrap in plastic wrap and tie with a pretty ribbon.

Cappuccino mix that can be placed in a jar. It makes a great gift to go along with cookies in a jar!

Cappuccino in a Jar Ingredients 2/3 cup instant coffee granules 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer 1 cup powdered chocolate drink mix

1/2 cup white sugar 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions 1. Have 2-12 ounce canning jars ready. Put the instant coffee into a food processor, and process it to a fine powder. If you don’t have a food processor, put it into a large plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. 2. In a large bowl, combine creamer, chocolate mix, instant coffee, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir together until well mixed. Spoon into canning jars. 3. Attach a note to each jar that reads: Cappuccino: Mix 3 tablespoons of powder with 6 fluid ounces hot water.

Bringing it all Together Large gift baskets combining any combination of the above is always a treat for those on the receiving end. Cookie mix with cappuccino mix or hot chocolate mix would satisfy even the sweetest of sweet teeth. Giving homemade and home-baked gifts is in essence buying your friend a few extra hours in their day. Who wouldn’t be grateful for a chance to sit back, relax and munch on some homemade treats they didn’t have to bake?

Nowadays, you can’t open your e-mail box without finding spam. With marketers trying to advertise more than ever, they are after your e-mail address. With these helpful tips from Debra Jenkins from ITS, you can keep your email box free of spam. Try not to display your e-mail address in public. This includes chat rooms, websites or in an online service’s membership directory. Most spam marketers use programs to sniff out your e-mail address on these websites. If you plan to use your own e-mail on one of these sites, it is recommended you place a rather obvious word in the middle of your e-mail, to obscure it from these Web Crawlers ( Check the privacy policy when you submit your address to a website. See if it allows the company to sell your address. You may want to opt-out of this provision, if possible, or simply not submit your address to web-

sites that won’t protect it. Decide if you want to use two e-mail addresses – one for personal messages and one for newsgroups and chat rooms. If you find yourself with spam, never reply to the e-mail’s instructions with the word “remove.” This is just a trick to get you to react to the e-mail— it alerts the sender that a human is at your address, which greatly increases its value. If you reply, your address is placed on more lists and you receive more spam. Instead, certain clients allow you to block messages with certain words in their subjects or messages. Check with your email service for more information about this. As of this time, Carroll’s own college Webmail doesn’t have spam blocking. As Jenkins mentioned, “What is one person’s spam isn’t necessarily someone else’s. Right now, the only mailblocking we could do is on a campus level. So keep these tips in mind as you surf, and you can steer clear of spam, and surf safe.

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rapher Marius Petipa and composer Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky. It was Vsevolojsky, who had been in the diplomatic corps in Paris, who convinced the great Tchaikovsky to write for the ballet again. Vsevolojsky was also a minor librettist and a designer himself. Up until his time as director, many different artists would independently design the decor for a single production without heed to what the others were doing, or to the ballet. Music was ordered by the yard from obliging but not distinguished composers. Vsevolojsky is noted as securing the collaboration of all the artists involved in producing a ballet. Vsevolojsky proposed The Nutcracker of Nuremberg based on the book L’Histoire d’un Casse Noisette (The Story of a Hazelnutcracker) by Dumas père, itself based on E.T.A and Hoffmann’s Nussknacker und Mausekönig (The Nutcracker and the King of the Mice). Hoffmann’s story was originally published in 1816 as part of a collection of children’s fairy tales (titled Kindermarchen) with a decidedly dark side. In 1891, by commissioning a one-act opera as well, Vsevolojsky had convinced Tchaikovsky to participate. Early in 1891 the legendary composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky received a com-

mission from the Imperial Theatre Directorate at St. Petersburg to compose a oneact lyric opera together with a ballet for presentation during the following season. Accepting Tchaikovsky’s choice of subject for the opera, the Theatre Directorate selected Alexandre Dumas’ French adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffman’s tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King for the ballet. Tchaikovsky was not pleased with the subject selection because he felt it did not lend itself to theatrical presentation and was therefore quite unsuited to serve as a scenario for a ballet. Both the opera and ballet were presented on December 18, 1892. The ballet, conducted by Riccardo Drigo, was received somewhat unfavorably. Dance historians have attributed this to The Nutcracker’s unusual story, which was quite different from the romantic tales usually presented. For those of you not familiar with the ballet version of The Nutcracker, it is about a young girl named Clara, who receives a nutcracker doll from her uncle. She dreams on Christmas Eve night that her nutcracker comes to life and saves her from the evil mouse king. The nutcracker eventually turns into a prince and Clara eventually turns into an adult when she goes to the land of sweets to see the Sugar Plum Fairy with her prince.

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Waukesha offers several alternatives to Friday night at home Sarah Lasee Staff Writer

It is a Friday night and you and all your friends are sitting around looking at each other and wondering what to do. Someone finally suggests going out to a bar or club where there will be a fun crowd of people to party with all night. But where do you want to go? No one suggests anything and you just end up watching the same made for television movie that you saw on cable the night before. Next time you are put in this same situation the following information may be of help to you. A recent survey taken of 50 random Carroll College students showed that there are many different opinions on where to have fun on a Friday night. The first decision you will have to make is where to go, Waukesha or the big bad city of Milwaukee. Then of course you have to come to an agreement about what you want to do…drink for cheap, dance, scope out the scene, shoot pool, or just visit with your friends. One of the favorites in Waukesha is Mulligans Pub. Reasons for hanging out at Mulligans ranged from the crowd of people that go there to the pool tables and loud

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House of Guinness is a favorite hang out for some Carroll College students. music. An added bonus is that no one has to drive because it is within walking distance of Carroll College. For a similar reason a bar called the Race Shed is also popular. Students remarked on the great drink specials they offer which make it someplace you must check out. Following close behind the Race Shed with a different theme is the Ambassador. This is a place to go to when looking

for a relaxing evening with friends. This place has an unusual ambiance that is created by its interesting cliental and playing of jazz music. When asked about the Ambassador senior Chad VanDierendonck said “It is more conducive to conversation than any of the other bars that I have been to in Waukesha and it does so with class.” Many of the same people who like the Ambassador also enjoy going to the House

Christmas train keeps moving Elisa Neckar Staff Writer

Christmas tales are a wide and varied assortment. Some are comedies, some sappy going home stories, some love stories, some even mysteries. Then there’s The Christmas Train, in which New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci has combined all four of these templates and more. An overseas war-zone investigative reporter is reduced, by the loss of the love of his life, to writing for Ladies Home Journal (his latest assignment was investigating the wonders of compost). Tom Langdon decides to embark on a story-gathering trip across the United States by train. He reasons the week long trip will give him time to relax, gather his thoughts before Christmas time, and at the same time gather new material for a book about trains and the people who ride them and work in them. Things become more complicated for him when he meets the passengers on the train: a retired priest, a pair of eloping lovers, an eccentric old lady, a Hollywood director, and, most distressingly, Tom’s long-estranged ex-girlfriend. From there the plot takes

more twists and turns than a train going down a mountain. But this is Baldacci’s strength. Despite all the balls he’s juggling, the story maintains its fun and light atmosphere, and stays engaging all along the way. Every element that can be introduced is. There’s mystery – who has been taking things out of passengers’ compartments? There’s the love story – will Tom and his estranged lover reunite? Then there is comedy – "Life is full of funny coincidences," the Hollywood director says. "I went to get some lunch at Paolo’s once…and who’s there? Not one, not two, but all three of my exwives…Apparently they meet every Tuesday and talk about how awful I was to be married to." Nearly every passen-

ger on the train has a few quirks that are introduced; yet none of them are unbelievable or annoying type characters. And then there’s what is perhaps the strangest element Baldacci incorporates: The Christmas Train pays homage to Mark Twain. It seems the famous writer once took a trip similar to Tom’s, and since they are distant cousins, Tom feels compelled to honor his memory by comparing their trips. Nearly every chapter begins with a reference to Twain’s life and work. Remarkably, this offbeat element works. Twain isn’t the first name to spring to mind when Christmas is mentioned, but Baldacci is a good enough writer that it doesn’t seem absurd to have him figure so significantly into a Christmas story. The plot is original, the characters lovable, and the story is suitably feel-good for Christmas time. And if the last few chapters get a bit hokey, a little too miraculous, isn’t that what Christmas is all about? So curl up by a fire, turn on some carols and put Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol aside for a while. For a new Christmas story with all the fixings, try The Christmas Train.

of Guinness. This is another place with a great atmosphere, great music and a nice set up. Just ask senior Rachel Rupprecht who picked this as her favorite Waukesha bar. She especially loves the Strongbow Cider that they always have on tap. If none of the above appeal to you and a night out in Waukesha seems boring then you should head over to Park Bar in Milwaukee for its three

different bars: the Martini Bar, the Main Room and the Discotheque. Here they have great drink specials and a fun crowd that likes to party all night. However ladies if you are looking to meet that special someone make sure you stop at Taylor’s first. This is the place where the rich, good-looking guys with nice cars like to go for their night out on the town. Not to mention that if the rumors prove to be true there is a wonderful chance that you might get one of those guys to buy you a drink or two. For you men out there who are looking to have a good time make sure that you hit the Safe House. With the James Bond theme and awesome bar you are guaranteed to have fun at this place. If you guys are looking for more than the great mixers from the Safe House, make sure you stop at the Water Street Brewery for their fine selection of beer. When next Friday night rolls around make sure that you and your friends check out one of the above places or check out the On Milwaukee website ( m) for a list of hot places to go to on your night on the town. It is definitely better than staying at home to watch reruns on television.

Dance on over to Eve club which is divided into three separate rooms, each with it’s own bar. Eve’s Eve has arrived. During a upstairs offers the atmosphere recent weekend club discov- for the groove in you. The ery outing, Eve happened to main dance floor is consisbe a stop on the trip. With a tently bumpin’ with hot new great variety of social inter- music as well as past and classic R&B change venhits. The ues, Eve has Eve other two become upstairs Milwaukee’s Where: 718 N. Milwaukee St., rooms are hot spot. Milwaukee dedicated With a more to s i m i l a r Phone: (414) 347-5555 relaxing design to a few other clubs in the area, and socializing with drinks. downstairs Eve offers a gener- The upstairs portion of Eve is ous space for socializing, be open on Thursdays and that sitting or standing, a Saturdays from 10 p.m. until large bar and attractive clien- 2 a.m. Each room throughout tele. The first floor also serves as a restaurant seven days a the club, which is located in a week from 5 p.m. until 2 huge and beautiful downtown a.m., with food served until Milwaukee building, has been midnight. Upstairs is a night- created by Flux Design.

Shawn Dow Staff Writer

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Table for Three

Winter road trip offers opportunity to relish in delicious tastes Eve Jacobs & Elizabeth Martin Staff Writers

is only $8.95, is also a very tasty dish. Some other things to nibble on while your waiting for your entrée to arrive are French fried Eggplant strips, soup of the day, anchovy bread, and chicken wings. Sandwiches and ala Carte items are also available. If the eggplant strips and the pizza don’t fill you up, try the wonderful dessert selection, which features Cannoli, Sherbet, Spumoni,

take the family one night or take some friends out for some wonderful hospitality.

As Winter Break Ellie’s Pick: Casa Mexico approaches and road trip time If you’re planning to head begins, we’d like to suggest north during Winter Break, that you try our favorite try taking Highway 41/45 to restaurants. One is right here Fond du Lac. There, in a white in the Milwaukee Metro area, adobe-style building, you’ll and the other is just an hour find Casa Mexico, my favorite north of Carroll. If you’re restaurant. looking for a cozy Italian My family and I first disatmosphere, head over to covered this restaurant when it Balistreri’s in Wauwatosa. opened several years ago. If you’re in the mood for a We’d never heard of Casa Balistreri’s Italian / fiesta, on the other hand, Mexico before, but apparAmerican Ristorante ently there are a couple Casa Mexico will satisfy your cravings. franchises…in Where: 68th & W. Wells St., Wauwatosa other Idaho, which should be Phone: (414) 475-1414 Eve’s Pick: Balistreri’s deemed the Mexican cuiItalian/American sine capital of the world. Hours: Week 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Ristorante Ever since, this is the place Weekend 3 p.m. - 11 p.m. In the heart of we go for celebratory dinWauwatosa, Wis., there is ners, or “just because” a little Italian restaurant when nobody feels like Casa Mexico called Balistreri’s. Located cooking. on a busy street, you Where: 239 W. Scott St., Fond du Lac The inside of Casa might have to come early Phone: (920) 907-1205 Mexico is full of colorful to find a good parking ceramic toucans and parspot and wait since it can Hours: Week 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. rots hanging from the ceilget crowded very quickly. ing and large bouquets of Weekend 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Walking in to the restautropical flowers. Wanted rant, you get a sense of posters of criminals from being at home surrounded by Cheesecake, and pie all under the Old West and geometric family and friends. It is deco- $5.00. Not only is dinner mosaics cover the walls. No rated with lights and many served here, but lunch as well. matter what time of day it is, colorful decorations as well. Lunch features soups, the lights are always dim. The staff is really nice and is sandwiches, side orders, dinner Upon sitting down, each willing to help make your entrees, pizza, and desserts. table is given a basket of warm night more enjoyable. Sandwiches are under $9.00 tortilla chips and two things to This restaurant is famous and side orders are under dip it in: Medium-spicy salsa for it’s thin crust pizza. $8.00. Half orders on the din- and Mexican cole slaw. Drink Though it costs you a pretty ner entrees are also acceptable. orders come first. Casa penny for a small pizza, which Drinks consist of coffee, soda, Mexico’s menu features the is $10.45, there is plenty for beer, wine coolers, and Original Margarita, which is everyone. If you’re not into sparkling mineral water. 45 ? ounces and comes in a big pizza, the house specials that Only closed on certain cactus margarita glass, and is feature Octopus Salad, which holidays, this is a great place to just $8.25. The restaurant also

serves sangrias and bottled Mexican soft drinks. Of course, “normal” American drinks are available, too. The servers, who are almost always native Spanishspeakers, are very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu items, so if you can’t choose, they’d be happy to suggest things. The restaurant’s signature items are Pollo a la Crema and the Grande Asada Burrito. Casa Mexico has two specials every day. I always order the Fajitas Burrito with chicken. This is a humongous burrito with onions, peppers, chicken and cheese inside, and a tasty red sauce on top.

Almost every dish is served with sides of Spanish rice and refried beans topped with cheese. Meals run from about $7 to more than $12. If you have room for dessert, the fried ice cream is delicious! My mom and I usually get to-go boxes for our meals, just so we can share the fried ice cream. This and other desserts are under $5 each. Casa Mexico is a wonderful alternative to Taco Bell or Chi Chi’s because it feels much less americanized and more authentic. Next time you’re heading the direction of Fond du Lac, don’t forget to stop at Casa Mexico!

Clooney, Sandler bore Ryan Watterson Staff Writer

With the holiday season upon us, it is the time of year where Hollywood unloads dozens of movies for us to see. Some will be box office hits. Many will fizzle out faster than Jennifer Lopez’s marriage. I spent my Thanksgiving break spending cash on $8.00 tickets, $4.00 Pop Corn and $3.00 Coke’s. So here are the few that I saw: Bowling for Columbine It’s not often that a movie like this comes along. This documentary by Michael Moore is a truly fascinating look into gun ownership and gun control in the United States. The film is about the NRA and our country’s fascination with guns. As you would guess from the title,

the movie deals with the school shootings in Littleton, Colo. in 1997, as well as another school shooting by a first grader in Michigan. Moore asks many questions throughout the film such as: Why are there so fewer murders in other countries? Does race play a part in the number of murders? Is it the music kids listen to? Throughout the two-hour plus film, Moore covers all these bases, however never really comes up with an answer for them. He is anti-gun and it shows in his film. Most of the people he interviews are gunowning whackos. He fails to get the perspective of the responsible American gun owner thus leaving his film rather one sided. See Movies Page 18

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Thursday, December 12, 2002

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A & E in the Area Tabitha Menning Staff Writer

Arts Chicago - Now through Dec. 22 - Skylight Opera Theatre - Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway - (414) 291-7800 The Little Match Girl’s Christmas Gift - Now through Dec. 24 - First Stage Children’s Theatre - 929 N. Water St. - (414) 273-7206 A Christmas Carol - Now through Dec. 29 - Pabst Theatre, 144 E. Wells St. - (414) 286-3663 The Hollow - Now through Dec. 29 - Milwaukee Repertory Theatre - Baker Theatre Complex, 108 E. Wells St. - (414) 224-9490 Milwaukee Ballet: Lisa de Ribere’s The Nutcracker - Dec. 13-29 - Wed-Fri 7:30 p.m. - Sat 7:30 p.m. - Sun 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. - Uhlein Hall - Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. - (414) 273-7206

Milwaukee Symphony Pops: Almost Like Being in Love: The Musical Treasures of Lerner and Loewe - Jan. 3-5 - Fri-Sat 8 p.m. - Sun 7:30 p.m. - Uhlein Hall - Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. - (414) 273-7206 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra: Baritone Eric Owens - Jan. 10-11 - Fri 7:30 p.m. - Sat 8 p.m. - Uhlein Hall - Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. - (414) 273-7206 The Bungler - Jan. 20 - Feb. 3 - Boulevard Ensemble Theatre, 2252 S. Kinnickinic Ave. - (414) 273-7206 Ghosts - Jan. 27 - Feb. 3 - Boulevard Ensemble Theatre, 2252 S. Kinnickinic Ave. - (414) 273-7206 Entertainment The Cactus Club (414) 482-0160 - Centaur, featuring Hum

guitarist Matt Talbott, No Direction, Skyler, Dec. 13 - Candlyland Riots, Colossal, The New High Low, Dec. 21 - The Go, The Reverse, The Kilgores, Dec. 27 - The Etiquette, Dec. 28 Eagles Ballroom / The Rave (414) 342-7283 - Alanis Morisette, Dec. 13 - Sevendust, Dec. 14 8 p.m. - Lifehouse, Dec. 17 8 p.m. - Warrant, Dec. 19 8 p.m. - Rusted Root, Dec. 29 8 p.m. - DJ Hurricane, Dave Trance, Superstars of Love, Robert Armani, Dec. 31 9 p. m. - Suite 13, Jan. 4 8 p.m. - Sister Hazel, Jan. 9 8 p.m. - Deprived, PSI, Left Over World, Jan. 11 8 p.m. Potawatomi Bingo and Casino 1-800-729-7244 - Kenny Rogers, Dec. 31 - Tribute to the King, Jan. 69 - Polkapalooza, Jan. 12 - George Carlin, Jan. 16 - Trace Adkins, Jan. 23 Shank Hall (414) 276-7288 - Sweetbottom: African World Festival, Dec. 26-27 9 p.m. - Sean Morey, Jan. 4 7 p.m. & 10 p.m. - Lowen and Navarro, Jan. 10 8 p.m.

Bi-Weekly Horoscopes Paula Cary Staff Astrologer

Sagittarius November 22 - December 20 You probably should not have eaten the last three pieces of turkey on Thanksgiving. Be cautious at Christmas. The extra meat may go directly to your thighs. Capricorn December 21 - January 19 Have you got the Christmas blues? A cup of hot chocolate and watching A Christmas Story might be the medicine you need. Aquarius January 20 - February 17 Don’t waste any more time. There is just a few more weeks until Christmas. Start your shopping and your wrapping now. Pisces February 18 - March 20 Feeling the stress of exam week? Close the books for an hour and relax by starting a snowball fight with your friends.

Aries March 21 - April 19 You strung up the lights, bought a tree and decorated it, listened to your favorite Christmas songs and watched A Miracle on 34th Street. What’s left? Christmas shopping. Taurus April 20 - May 19 You drove to the mall in search for gifts for your family and friends. You bought the coolest items on sale. Now what about your family and friends? Gemini May 20 - June 20 Winter break is coming up. What are your plans? Skiing the Rockies in Colorado, sledding with your little cousins or just going home for the holidays. Whatever the plan is, you’ll have tons of fun. Cancer June 21 - July 21 Your mom is planning on cooking the best and biggest Christmas dinner ever. Just one helping won’t be enough to please her. You may want to think about

hitting the gym the next day. Leo July 22 - August 22 Your little sister needs your help building the best snowman Wisconsin has ever seen. Watch out that might be a magic hat you are putting on his head. Virgo August 23 - September 21 On the twelve day of Christmas your true love gave to you, twelve letters to Santa, five flying reindeer, and one kiss beneath the mistletoe. Libra September 22 - October 22 Last year, every gift you received was clothes and more clothes. Don’t fret about it this year. You’ve been extra good and Santa has something big for you in his red sack. Scorpio October 23 - November 21 Five, four, three, two, one! Happy New Year! Party like it’s 1999. Then, start your New Year’s resolution right away.

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Dear Marie

Fifth wheel causes bathroom problems Marie Carroll College’s Resident Advice Columnist If you have a problem, question or even just a comment for Marie, please send it to with subject line “Dear Marie” or put it in a sealed envelope and send it through campus mail to The New Perspective office. All submissions are confidential.

Dear Marie, I have been dealing with this all semester and I just can’t take it anymore. My suitemate has her boyfriend here…all the time. It’s like having a fourth roommate! There are already four of us sharing our bathroom and having him there too just complicates things. The thing is she never asked us if it was ok that he uses our bathroom. I wouldn’t mind it, if it were an occasional thing. I’d have to say that four to five times a week he’s here. Now, I do know that residents in other buildings have to share one bathroom with the entire floor, but I pay the extra money to live in New Hall and I don’t like the fact that he’s getting free use of our bathroom. He doesn’t even go here! He lives with his parents in New Berlin. Why can’t they stay there or get their own place? This has been so frustrating, especially since at the beginning of the year we set up a bathroom schedule. Each of us has a 30-minute time slot each day, which my roommate and I try to follow. What can I do? I’m at my wit’s end! Don’t Like Sharing Dear DLS, This is a sticky situation. Have you tried to talk to your suitemate? If you haven’t, you really should. If you are too intimidated or don’t feel you could say what you want to say if it’s only you there, talk to

your RA. He or she could set up a mediation session with you, your roommate and both your suitemates. If she doesn’t know how you feel, of course it’s going to keep happening. Let her know how you feel and open up the lines of communication. If you alert your RA to the situation, he or she can at the very least help you by enforcing the school’s policy regarding overnight guests. This way, he would only be able to stay over on weekends. Good luck! Dear Marie, I keep seeing this girl around campus. It seems like she’s everywhere I am. Typically this might be cause for concern that I might have a stalker, except that I’m very attracted to her, She seems like she might be really cool, besides, its not like she’s staring at me or breathing down my neck. Do you think I should talk to her? Could it be fate? Thank you, Coincidence or Fate Dear C or F, Keep in mind that this is Carroll College and the student population isn’t that large. It may seem like she’s everywhere just because there aren’t a lot of places to be on campus. Just a note; a lot of Carroll’s appeal is its small campus. I, personally, am not a strong believer in fate. But if you think you might be interested in her, stop being a chicken and say something to her. Girls love it when a guy will take some initiative. If you’re not ready to take this step, just continue admiring from afar. Who knows? Maybe she is wondering who that great guy is that she keeps seeing around.

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Poetry Corner

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Stuff Emily Paul there are somethings that must be said there are somethings that must be done but there’s one thing that must be left just for you to figure out there are somethings that must be lost there are somethings that must be found there are somethings that must be seen there are somethings that must be heard but one thing I know for sure is that I am here now and may not be tomorrow but I can do something even if it is just to be thare are somethings that must be right there are somethings that must be wrong to know oneself you must know that there are so many things there are so many ways there are so many words to say I love you

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Despite not answering the questions that were brought up, many good points were made. He interviews stars such as Dick Clark, Matt Stone and N.R.A. spokesperson Charlton Heston. Watching this movie was a real eye-opener. I left the theatre asking a lot of questions about America’s gun problem. I strongly suggest you see this film. Whether you are progun or anti-gun, this film will make you think about the problems we face everyday as Americans. A definite four stars goes to this exhilarating film. Solaris Zzzzz…Zzzzz…Zzzzz... Oops, sorry. Just saying the name of this movie reminded me of the two long hours I spent watching it. This movie should be renamed “Slowaris” or “So Don’t Go See This.” Luckily my relatives paid for my ticket to go see George Clooney’s latest flick. Unfortunately, they wasted their $7.50 on me. Solaris takes place in the future. Psychologist George Clooney is making dinner one day when two men come to his door and tell him that he must go back to work at the space station immediately. So Clooney goes to space to investigate a call for help from the commander of the space station orbiting Solaris – a planet far away. When he arrives, he finds the commander dead and the other two crew members in some sort of scared trance. The audience knows that something weird is happening.

When Clooney goes to sleep, he wakes up to find his beautiful wife sitting next to him. How strange, because his wife is dead! Natascha McElhone plays her. They show this woman so many times in the film right up close, that her face starts to become scary. Well it scared me. Clooney tries to make sense of the whole situation and the fact that other people are starting to reappear. The movie drags on and on and eventually ends. Yea! You leave the movie asking yourself what the heck just happened. George Clooney’s rear end makes several appearances. I would have to say that his butt got the biggest reaction from the crowd. So if you want to see Clooney’s naked body, you could see this movie, or go online. To finish this review, Solaris was just simply boring. Two hours of slow paced confusion that I didn’t enjoy for one second. Jeremy Davies, who plays one of the crew members, offers up a couple of laughs. That’s it. Do they give half stars? This film doesn’t deserve a whole star. Eight Crazy Nights This movie definitely disappointed me. New Hampshire native Adam Sandler was supposed to make me laugh until my sides hurt. Instead he only made me laugh a little. Eight Crazy Nights, Sandler’s new animated musical about the holiday season came up short even for a Sandler fan like me. I’m not saying I hated it.

There were close to a dozen times that I laughed at something childish or disgusting, but it took a long time to get the first good laugh out. The plot isn’t all that bad believe it or not. Adam’s character, Davey, is in his 30’s and is turning into a Scrooge. His inner-demons are causing him to drink and be a cold-hearted person. After a run-in with the law, Davey is sentenced to help out at the YMCA. His assistant there is Whitey. (Whitey could be considered the star of this film as most of the jokes are directed towards him.) Davey continues his raunchy ways but along the way helps out a young boy who happens to be the son of his childhood sweetheart Jennifer. Davey then is forced to live with Whitey and his fraternal twin sister Eleanor. (Sandler voices both.) I won’t give the ending away, but the movie definitely ends better than it started. As usual Sandler borrowed the talents of Rob Schneider Kevin Nealon, John Lovitz and other stars as supporting roles. It’s a crude attempt at a holiday flick so I’m guessing it will leave the theatres fairly quickly. It’s a good thing Adam Sandler has a great following; otherwise this film wouldn’t make much money. Like many of his films, Eight Crazy Nights starts with a rude character, and then somehow changes him. A lesson or moral is supposed to be learned. Don’t worry; you won’t learn much from this film. As I said before, I think it could have been better. Sorry Adam: two stars.

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Spring intramurals Ryan Watterson Staff Writer

Upcoming Sporting Events Men’s Basketball (2-3) Date



Dec. 14 Dec. 19 Jan. 4 Jan. 8 Jan. 13 Jan. 17 Jan. 18 Jan. 21 Jan. 24 Jan. 25 Jan. 31 Feb. 1

UW-Stevens Point Carthage College Ripon College Beloit College @ Concordia University Lake Forest College Monmouth College @ Lawrence University @ Grinnell College @ Knox College Illinois College Grinnell College

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Women’s Basketball (1-3) Date Dec. 14 Jan. 3 Jan. 4 Jan. 8 Jan. 14 Jan. 17 Jan. 18 Jan. 21 Jan. 24 Jan. 25 Jan. 31 Feb. 1 Feb. 4

Opponent @ UW-Stevens Point Edgewood College Tournament Edgewood vs. Carroll Consolation Game Championship Game Beloit College Ripon College Lake Forest College Monmouth College @ Lawrence University @ Grinnell College @ Knox College Illinois College Grinnell College @ Lakeland College

Time 5:00 p.m.

It will soon be time to sign up for Carroll College Intramurals again. Several new activities, plus the usual favorites, will be offered this spring. Registration for the spring session takes place Jan. 27-31 in the Campus Center. Sign up is between 11a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Among the sports offered will be women’s five on five basketball, which will be held on Mondays in Ganfield Gymnasium from 6:30-10 p.m. Co-ed Volleyball will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-10 p.m. in the Ganfield Gymnasium. Men’s five on five basketball will be played on two nights this season due to its popularity. It will run on Sundays and Wednesdays from 6:30-10 p.m. in Ganfield. Each team will play once a week on either Sunday or Wednesday. Again, Game Night will be an option for intramurals. It will be held in the PIT from 610 p.m. on Thursday nights. The activities will be pool and darts. Another activity is looking to be added soon. In addition, NBA Live or Madden (Playstation 2 games)

will be added to intramurals. These will be played on the big screen in the Steele Hall Lounge. A new system of points will be tried out next semester. Students can compete for the Carroll Cup. Students can form teams sponsored by a campus department, a residence hall, or a recognized campus organization. Each team can accumulate points toward the semester long (yearlong next year) competition. Winners will receive a trophy to be placed in their residence hall or club meeting location. A pizza party will also be awarded to the winners. Points will be given for participation, victories, and sportsmanship. Points will also be deducted for forfeits. Carroll Intramurals have a link on the Carroll website. Students can register their teams at There is also a blackboard for Carroll Intramurals. At this site, schedules and scores can be accessed. To access this page, log into blackboard, click the COURSES tab, then COURSE CATALOG tab, and finally input “intramural” in the search box.

3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Indoor Track Date



Jan. 17 Jan. 25 Feb. 1

@ Lewis Invite, Romeoville, Ill. @ UW-Whitewater Invite @ Carthage Invite

5:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Swimming (Men’s 2-5, Women’s 1-6) Date



Dec. 12 Jan. 17-18 Jan. 19 Jan. 25 Feb. 1

UW-Whitewater @ Dupage Classic, Dupage, Ill. @ UW-Oshkosh Diving Invite @ Beloit Invite Wisconsin Private College Championship @ Lawrence University

6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Noon Noon Noon

Team records are current as of Monday, Dec. 9.

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The intramural volleyball season comes to an end, but more intramural sports are in store for the spring semester.

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Men suffer first defeat as women’s hoops look to rebound Bear Milne Staff Writer

Despite preseason AllAmerican and reigning conference player of the year senior forward Corey Grosskopf leading the Pioneers in scoring with 58 points on the season, the Lady Pioneers have fallen to a 1-3 start on the season. After hosting the Gene Kilgour Memorial Tournament, All-

Tournament member Grosskopf and fellow member sophomore forward Krista Rode (37 points on the season) have a tough schedule ahead of them as designed by head coach Kris Jacobsen. Following their defeat at Carthage College, Nov. 26. The ladies will travel to UW-Stevens Point before breaking for the holiday. A big plus for the Lady

Photos by Andrew Farrell

Above: Freshman Jenni Poch scores for the Lady Pioneers in the Nov. 22 tournament game capturing a win against Clark College. Right: Junior Jill Gustafson makes a shot in Carroll’s Kilgour Tournament game against Clark College Nov. 22.

Diving, flying lonely Bear Milne Staff Writer

At the Gene Davis Invite hosted by Lawrence University the Pioneers will be using their hidden weapon…sole diver freshman Niki Blattner. Following a third place of four schools finish at UWOshkosh/Ripon event and a second place of three schools finish at the Ripon/St. Norbert event, the Gene Davis Invite is the first venue in which Carroll’s own diver will be competing for the first time. The freshman hasn’t competed thus far this season due to venues, like here at Carroll, in which a diving board hasn’t been employed. While being the diver isn’t the heart-and-soul of the team, the role can be crucial to a team’s placement if employed. For instance, if at a meet the teams are close, the divers' points will ultimately weigh in to bolster either one team over the other. “Diving is my sport and I’ve done it since fourth grade, and I feel if I don’t dive I will go insane. I do get lonely with no one to talk to, but I like it,” Blattner said. It’s not easy flying by yourself. For one, Blattner has

to practice at Waukesha North High School where facilities can allot for her…so she has to practice mainly by herself. Under the guise of former Pioneer diver and senior Tina Vasos, the Waukesha North’s diving coach, this is all the action she’s seen with the Carroll flavor. Skilled in as many dives off the basic one meter spring board as the usual voluntaries (front, back, inward, reverse), the eager freshman will also have the opportunity to dive some of the optionals (such as a front double, back-and-in and reverse 1 1⁄2’s and the multiple twisting). Naturally, the harder the dives the more points will be awarded. At this venue, Blattner will be diving 10 dives with two from each category. The men’s team travels to the Invite as well, led by senior Guy Gniotczynski and upcoming freshman Clark Duffy. Both members of the swim team were crucial in championing over Ripon College in both previous venues against them at UWOskosh, Nov. 16 and at Ripon, Nov. 23. After the Lawrence tournament, the teams will host UWWhitewater before breaking for the Holiday Dec. 12.

Pioneers this season has been freshman point guard Jenni Poch. Coming off the bench so far this season Poch has amassed 28 points in three games and with her point guard experience, has played a vital role in the Pioneer’s game. After the first two games of the season last month at the tournament coach Jacobsen said of Poch, “Jenni Poch has had two great games and has come out and really shined, and as a freshman she is going to be a great contribution to the team.” After two winning games in the Lake Michigan Conference versus the Midwest Conference Classic the men’s basketball team suffered its first defeat under new head coach Dave Schultz, Dec. 2 against North Park. While senior forward Kevin Lauer, senior guard Casey Lauer and junior David Jooss all maintain depth, its been the lower classman tearing up the boards. While the Lauer brothers have accumulated 37 and 24 points apiece respectfully and Jooss racking up 25 himself, the 6’4’’ sophomore forward Ben Hicketheir with 45 points on the season and 6’2’’ freshman forward Meguel McCleave with 32 points on the season definitely create a foundation of healthy Carroll basketball under the boards. With Coach Schultz at the helm, this duo could definitely be potent for not just the rest of this season but for upcoming ones as well. The team will host UW-Stevens Point, Dec. 14 after bouts with UW-Whitewater and St. Norbert College before breaking for the holidays.

Live From the Pio Dome

Bowl games are only about the money 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

As you are reading this, you most likely have just a couple of finals left and then are out of this school for over a month of holiday celebration and relaxation. During this time, I am sure many of you will be sitting down in front of the TV several times with some snacks and a favorite beverage and turn the channel to ESPN or any other station carrying a college bowl game. Beginning on Dec. 17, the country will be treated to 18 straight days of college football bliss. During this span, 56 schools will each take part in one of 28 bowl games. We will get to see such stellar games as the New Orleans Bowl, the Motor City Bowl,

and even the Mazda Tangerine Bowl. In case you can’t tell, I’m being sarcastic when I describe the great games. There are way too many bowl games. It is kind of ridiculous when we have to sit through games that are only around because plug big money into games just so they can get some exposure. For example we know have to endure such games as the Sega Sports Las Vegas Bowl, the ConAgra Foods Hawaii Bowl, and the Continental Tire Bowl. In another example of corporate sponsorship, of the 28 bowl games, only five do not have a corporate title sponsor. Four of these are city sponsored bowl games. This leaves the Rose Bowl as the only game not city sponsored to not have a major title sponsor. With the addition of so many games, the quality of the games is slipping. For example, a majority of the games every year are huge blowouts and are of no interest except to those associated with the schools playing and those who are only interested

in the betting line. In addition, so many teams not deserved of a bowl game are getting into one. Take Wisconsin for instance. They went 7-6 on the season and were only 2-6 in the conference. Yet, they are still going to a decent bowl game. I am every bit a Wisconsin fan as the next resident of the state, but come on, any time your team cannot win more than two games in your conference, you don’t deserve a bowl game. As much as anyone or I complain about the excessiveness of bowl games, there will never be a reduction (most likely an increase) in the number played. Along as there is money to be made and exposure to be had, bowl games will continue in their current state. I guess the only thing for me left to do is join the millions who use these games as an excuse to put off shopping and not help get the house ready for holiday guests. If you want to find me during the next month, look in the living room in front of the TV.

The New Perspective • Volume 26, Issue 6 • 12/12/02  

The New Perspective • Volume 26, Issue 6 • 12/12/02

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