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Carroll unites for justice
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Senior Katharine Barrett shows her support during the rally held on Oct. 1 for the professors that were denied tenure last spring.
Amanda Bothe News Editor
Chants echoing “Justice for Faculty” rang out on College Avenue Oct. 1, as approximately 85 members of the Carroll community came together to show support for the four professors who were denied tenure positions last spring. The crowd gathered near Voorhees Hall, then proceeded the two blocks to the front lawn
of Dr. Joseph Dailey of the communication department. Charlene McMahon of the chemistry department, Penny Johnson of the computer science department, and Joel Heim and Nelia Beth Scovill of the religion and philosophy department were all in attendance as supporters sang their praises to a captive audience. Though the rally was organized rather loosely, as Dailey explained, students, fellow faculty
and the lawyers hired for the suit against the college, represented all four professors. “I think we wanted to call attention to the injustice towards the four professors denied tenure,” commented Dr. Paul Rempe of the history department, regarding the rally. “I’m hoping the administration will understand the seriousness of their actions,” he continued, “If we want to be strong, we can’t deny tenure to good faculty.” Rempe expects more rallies to be held until all questions are answered by the administration. The lawyers were optimistic about the cases; attorney Michael Fox has had success in the past against other colleges and universities with similar situations. Fox believes the college is not fulfilling its promise of a good education by letting four good professors go. Attorney Jeffrey Hynes commended students and faculty for showing such strong support for the cause and encouraged members of the Carroll community to continue to take action in support of the wronged professors. President Frank Falcone commented, in response to the rally, “People have the right to express themselves and they did, that’s part of an academic institution.” Last spring a group of stuSee Rally Page 3
Professors file lawsuit Jessica A. Bauer Editorial Assistant
Three of the four professors who were denied tenure last spring have filed a lawsuit against Carroll College and the Board of Trustees. Dr. Nelia Beth Scovill and Dr. Joel Heim of the Religion and philosophy department and Dr. Penny Johnson of the computer science department decided to filed the suit after the Board of Trustees indicated they would not reverse their earlier decision of denying tenure. The suit’s claims are threefold: there was a breach of contract dealing with tenure, a breach of contract dealing with academic freedom and a breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Carroll spokeswoman Claire Beglinger issued a written statement saying that the tenure decisions of May 2003 were final and it is the policy of the college not to comment on personnel issues or pending litigation. Originally the professors were following an internal investigation rather than taking legal action but decided to file the lawsuit when it became clear the investigation was “going nowhere fast,” said attorney for the plaintiffs Jeffrey Hynes.
“Both the Carroll College community as well as the community at large is being deprived of three outstanding professors while the process lingers and so we felt the need to come forward and begin to move this one way or another,” Hynes said. “Our sincere hope was the administration would sit down with us and through the power of good faith communication that we could resolve our differences. That is not to be and that is where …as a last resort, we are now using the legal process in order to vindicate their rights.” Dr. Charlene McMahon of the chemistry and biochemistry department , the fourth professor denied tenure in May, has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. She believes she was discriminated against and denied tenure because she is female, married and was pregnant at the time when her position was denied. McMahon said her lawyer is still doing some investigating before filing a lawsuit. She anticipates having a court date within 12 to 18 months. The contract referred to in the lawsuit, the “Conditions of Employment at Carroll College,” lays out the specific requirements for earning tenure. See Lawsuit Page 4
Workshop counts as convocation points Tabitha Menning Opinion Editor
Students who attended the diversity workshop Wednesday evening entitled, “Dismantling Racism and Creating CrossCultural Alliances – Beyond the Color of Fear” by Hugh Vasquez already know that it counted for one convocation point. Students also learned various ways in which they could help to dismantle racism. The workshop was created by one of the country’s top diversity leaders, Hugh Vasquez. Vasquez is an expert in the area of diversity and has starred in an award-winning film, produced a documentary, co-authored two books, co-founded a camp and co-founded the TODOS Institute at the Sherover-Simms Alliance Building Institute in Oakland, Calif. All of these accomplishments dealt with the topic of cultural awareness and understanding. He has also developed a successful model that works to eliminate institutional racism,
sexism and classism. The workshop introduced this model and gave the audience various ideas on how we can all work together to eliminate institutional racism or as Roger Smith, Assistant Director of Cultural Diversity and Admissions Counselor for International and Non-Traditional Students put it, “tearing down walls of racism and building bridges of understanding.” Not only did students, faculty and various members of the community gain useful ideas and information from a well-credited speaker and enjoy complimentary refreshments, but students that attended this four hour workshop earned a convocation point. The idea was discussed at a Student Senate full board meeting after a request for funding the event was made by senior and Student Senate member Immanuel Grenni. Senior Sandra Springer, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee of Student Senate, brought the idea to Lynn Bernier, See Diversity Page 4
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Touchdown! Sophomore Adam Fletcher makes the first score that leads to a win during the homecoming game on Oct. 4 by making a leaping catch over a Ripon defense player during the third quarter of the game.
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Dining Dish Sodexho wants your input. The next Dining Dish meeting will be held Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. in the P.I.T. This is your chance to give Sodexho your feedback about the food service on campus.
9/30/03 At approximately 10:21 p.m., Student Life reported that one of the sandwich boards they use for advertising was missing from in front of Voorhees Hall. The sign was later reported recovered near the Campus Center several days later. 9/30/03 At approximately 11:30 p.m., Campus Safety assisted Residence Life with attempting to locate an individual they were looking for in New Hall Residence Hall. 10/4/03 At approximately 2:25 a.m., Campus Safety and Waukesha police responded to 120 McCall Street for an activated fire alarm. Unknown individuals discharged fire extinguishers in the building, setting off the fire alarm.
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Diversity or supremacy? Lisa McClelland has been called everything from a racist to a white neo-Nazi to a KKK girl. Girls have threatened to beat her up, flyers on campus are urging students to boycott her club. This all started last month when Lisa decided to gather signatures to start a Caucasian Club on campus. The club would be open to all ethnicities and work on promoting diversity, not activating racism, she said. While many students supported her by signing her petition, many others have accused Lisa of endorsing white supremacy. I just worry about her at school. I’ve told her to be careful and stay with her friends, but she said, “Mom, if I get jumped, it will be in the hall or during passing period. If it happens, it happens,” Debi Neely, Lisa’s worried mother said. After she drafts a constitution, the club must find a faculty sponsor. So far, nobody has accepted the job. “She’s almost being stonewalled,” stated Mrs. Neely. “They’re not telling her she can’t do it, they’re just making it more difficult.” (The Washing-
Saddam expelled from Iraqi schools When Iraqi children returned to school last Saturday, they no longer saw Saddam Hussein’s picture in the classroom or started the day chanting of his heroic struggle against the snakehead of the devil, also known as America. Since Saddam-free textbooks will not be available until November, students will have to tear out pages with Hussein on them and scratch out the paragraphs about the Baath Party’s Great March. The new books, prepared by United Nations agencies using American Funds, will include nothing new in substance and leave blank pages where material was cut. “We want the exercise to teach students and teachers that the days of fear are finished,” said Fuad Hussein, an adviser to the Ministry of Education. Saddam Hussein’s touch was in every subject from history, where children would learn that every battle ended victoriously to gym class where students would exercise while chanting, “Bush, Bush, listen clearly: we all love Saddam.” “We had to include him in every lesson plan or we’d be in trouble with the Baath Party,” said Nada al-Jalili, an elementary teacher. “Whenever his name was mentioned, it had to be followed with “God protect him and keep our president.” (The New York Times)
Welcome to Jacuzzi U. As if choosing a college wasn’t hard enough, now many schools are luring in students with extended recreational facilities. It is easy to be persuaded to go to a college that has waterfalls and five-story climbing walls like at the University of Houston. People that are really into relaxing might consider the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh. It now offers massages, pedicures, and manicures, while Washington State University has the largest Jacuzzi on the West Coast holding 53 people. Pennsylvania State University’s student center has two ballrooms, three art galleries, a movie theater with surround sound and a 200-gallon tropical ecosystem with newts and salamanders. Ohio State University is spending $140 million to build a 657,000-square-foot complex with kayaks and canoes, batting cages, rope courses, massages, and a climbing wall big enough for 50 students to scale simultaneously. “The bare minimum is a thing of the past,” said David Rood, a spokesman for the National Association of College Auxiliary Services. “There is a lot of one-upmanship going on. Whatever the students want is pretty much what they’re getting.” Liza Greifinger, a sophomore at the University of Vermont, said, “It’s definitely excessive. Out-of-state tuition is already so high, and people are complaining about it.” (The New York Times)
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Campus Safety response time questioned tion with Campus Safety, then it’s going to be hard to change their mind. The staff does want to help people.” Many people receive tickets because they are either parked without proper permits or illegally parked in fire lanes or handicapped spots. People who pay for parking permits call and complain to Campus Safety about these people. Harbeck says they are just doing their job. According to Harbeck, the job responsibilities that go along with ticketing include providing services such as Safe Walk and
a Criminal Justice co-sponsored Self Defense class isn’t being Staff Writer taken. A sophomore recalled Recently, Campus Safety a freshman experience with released their Annual Securities Campus Safety. She said that Report in compliance with the when she returned from a late Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus night of baby sitting, she wanted Safety Policy and Campus Crime someone to walk her to her dorm. Statistics Act. The report is a The Campus Safety officer on summary of college policies and duty told her that it would be statistics from the previous three hours wait till someone could get years. Information includes, but is to her because they were dealing not limited to, criminal offences, with another situation. She felt liquor violations and hate crimes. like she was getting blown off and Hard copies of the report are walked to her dorm. She has not available through John Harbeck, called for assistance since then. Director of Campus Safety, and However freshman Greg the office of Campus Safety. Wandsneider, who is “Part of my job also blind, says he has is to let the college had very positive expeknow what is going “If there is a problem or concern, riences with Campus on on-campus,” said Safety. Being a partHarbeck. Along with we are going to evaluate it. time, student last the report, Harbeck voluntarily writes the If something needs to be changed to make school year, Wandsneider took full advan“Crime Beat” found in that happen, we’ll do it.” tage of Safety’s services. The New Perspective. Reports aside, John Harbeck, Director of Campus Safety They helped him get acclimated with the there have been mixed campus, walked him to reviews from people classes and have even on campus regardgiven him rides when ing Carroll’s Campus battery jumps, responding to Safety staff and practices. Junior medical emergencies and calls he needed it. “They have been Jill Dorn said, “Campus Safety is as backup to Physical Plant and very helpful. I strongly suggest just a bunch of ticket Nazis that Student Life, patrolling campus to students to use the Safe Walk should find something better to and unlocking and locking doors program.” Another student agreed do than slap tickets on people’s when needed. All officers are also cars.” are trained in drug recognition, saying she felt that Safety is When Harbeck was asked first aid and non-violent inter- “really good about Safe Walk,” on his feelings on this negativity vention. Harbeck assured the but adding that Safety “doesn’t among students, he responded, safety officers working at Carroll respond to calls as well as they “If there is a problem or concern, have had previous experience could.” Harbeck feels Safe Walk is a we are going to evaluate it. If with security positions. something needs to be changed Harbeck also feels that there good program and is working on to make that happen, we’ll do it. are aspects of Campus Safety publicity to get students to use it If it is just parking tickets, and that aren’t being recognized. The more. “Give us a call and we’ll students have no other interac- escort service isn’t being used, and walk with you,” said Harbeck.
Plans made to open a smoothie bar thage College, and as a bonus, Helen Brewer they are “a meal in a cup.” Staff Writer Freshman Sarah Bowlin Rumors are flying around agreed, “I’m all about the campus that a smoothie bar will smoothie! The only people who soon be another culinary option wouldn’t like a smoothie bar are in the Pioneer Indoor Terrace the people who don’t like fruit.” (P.I.T.). The smoothie bar is just Sandy Just, manager of the one more step to expand the coffee shop P.I.T. It would and the P.I.T., be “another confirms that alternative “I’m all about the two sets of besides the plans have Pizza Hut smoothie!” been made for pizza,” said Freshman Sarah Bowlin Just. The price a smoothie bar and submitted of smoothies to the college. would differ One plan uses the bar of the according to what kind of fruit P.I.T. as the smoothie center and was used, but generally would be also as a new location for the ice about $3.75 in cash. The point’s cream, shakes and cyclones. This value has not been worked out is because students will be able yet. to order smoothies solely made Although the idea was out of fruit or with frozen yogurt actually introduced a year ago as well. at a meeting between Sodexho “We’ve been talking about it and members of the Student for years,” said Just. She claimed Senate, it is Carroll College, not that “smoothies are all the rage,” Sodexho or the students, who since there are smoothie places at finally decide on whether the Marquette University and Car- smoothie bar will be a reality.
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Power in united student voice Rally From Page 1
dents came together to form Pioneer Carroll. This group, through much of the tumult during the spring semester, led rallies, protests, and continued to question administrative decisions as the voice of students. Though many of the student leaders of Pioneer Carroll graduated, members of the group were asked to advertise for the Oct. 1 rally. “It’s an opportunity for
underclassmen to step it up and see what kind of legacy they’re going to leave,” said senior Haaken Haakenson, speaking on behalf of the group. He stressed the importance of unity within the student body regarding the issues on campus. He explained that the power isn’t in one individual. Power and potency is in the student body as a whole, unifying for movements. While Pioneer Carroll doesn’t have any immediate plans
of action, Haakenson said that students have to continue to listen to what’s going on around campus and ask why, and if they’re not receiving answers, take action. In a speech given to freshmen earlier this year, Haakenson compared a liberal arts college education with a toy box. “Remember the toy box,” he said, “Right now, we’re in a situation where some of our toys may be taken away and we have to start asking the question ‘why?’”
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Smith moves to diversity office Committee reinstated Tabitha Menning Opinion Editor
Once again, Carroll College has hired one of its own graduates. Some students may remember Roger Smith as he recently graduated in May of 2000. The newer students of Carroll College have undoubtedly seen him around campus. Smith has been working at Carroll College since November of 2000 as the Director of Leadership Gifts and also as the Corporate and Community Relations Director. This past summer, however, Smith was given two new positions to keep him busy. Smith is now the Assistant Director of Cultural Diversity as well as an admissions counselor for international and non-traditional students. As an admissions counselor, Smith’s responsibilities include recruiting, advising and orienting these students to campus while working together with Cathleen Morris, Director of Carroll Outreach Programs and International Admissions, to create summer programs for children in the community to learn about culture and international awareness. They also work with the Friends of Internationals at Elmbrook Church of Waukesha. This pro-
gram helps internationals get acclimated to the community while offering legal assistance, aiding with transportation and offering support to these individuals as they are a long way from home. Smith can relate to this feeling since he himself is originally from the providence of Alberta, Canada. Smith’s responsibilities as the Assistant Director of Cultural Diversity include many responsibilities. Working jointly with Dolores O. Brown, Director of Cultural Diversity, Smith assists in coordinating CARAS, Carroll’s diversity leadership program. They are also involved with Carroll’s Leadership, Career and Diversity Institute (LCDI) in which Smith specifically coordinates the Professional Development workshops for the New Cultural Experiences Program (NCEP) and the International and Off-Campus Program (IOP). Smith and Brown also advise various organizations such as the American Ministry Fellowship Association (AMFA), the Black Student Union (BSU), the International Experiences Club (IEC), Outright (Carroll’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Organization) and the Pioneer Cheerleaders. When asked what he hoped
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to accomplish in his new positions, Smith replied, “It’s important that students have a broader perspective of how diversity affects them and why it’s not only important personally but professionally too.” Smith spoke of what employers are seeking in their applicants these days and stressed that cross-cultural intercommunication skills are extremely important. Smith wants to provide students with these skills by giving them the best education possible as he emphasized, “well-rounded exposure is the key.” Smith’s favorite part of the job will help him to accomplish this goal as he stated that, “It’s definitely the student-interaction. It’s rewarding to see students grow. Whether it’s personally, professionally or ideologically, it’s an exciting process to watch.”
Constituents work together Diversity From Page 1
Director of Academic Affairs. Bernier suggested Springer prepare a proposal for the General Education Committee since they are the ones who decide matters in regards to convocation. After Springer prepared a proposal and sent it, along with various letters of endorsement from faculty and administration, the General Education Committee unanimously voted to support the proposal and include the diversity workshop in this year’s convocation schedule. When asked what Springer felt after the whole process was over, she replied, “The end result is proof that Student Senate, administration and faculty can
work together.” The workshop was co-sponsored by the International Experiences Club (IEC), the College Activities Board (CAB), Student Senate and the Department of Student Life. Smith, who had a role in bringing the workshop to Carroll, really hoped that the audience would gain “a new perspective and deeper understanding of how the micro and macro environments affect their core values, beliefs and stereotypes.” Jennifer Maney, Director of Career Services and an advisor for the Leadership, Career and Diversity Institute (LCDI), also helped to coordinate this event. Maney felt that the workshop would be a good starting event for LCDI. The goal of
this event and of the LCDI is to “help build cultural awareness and understanding,” said Maney. “Not just for their own personal development, but to help students to become better citizens for a world demanding them to understand a very global economy and climate.” Perhaps events such as this one will attract larger crowds in the future, especially if students know that a convocation point is involved. Springer said that as of right now, events will be considered for addition to the convocation schedule on a “case by case” basis if someone is willing to go through the process as she had. She added that there is “a possibility of adding things as convocation opportunities if they are worthy.”
Last spring, all five members of the Tenure and Promotions Committee resigned after four faculty members were denied tenure. Two of those members have returned this year to the committee. Linda Thompson, chair of the mathematics department, has stepped up as the chair of the committee while David Simpson, chair of the psychology department, returned after a request was made on his behalf by other faculty members. Due to the new two schools model – a liberal arts school and a professional studies and graduate school – there has been a change in the governance structure of the committee. In the past, the committee was made up of five full-time faculty members. Now, three members must be from the liberal arts school and three from the professional studies and graduate school, and at least three of the six must be full professors. Each member serves a two-year term. Terms are staggered so the committee does not change all members in the same year. Other members of this year’s committee include Hugo Hartig, professor of the music department ; Jane Hopp, chair of the health sciences department; Gerald Isaacs, chair of the computer science department; and Bruce Strom, associate professor of the education department. The committee’s primary tasks are to conduct reviews of faculty and granting or denying tenure. It is also responsible for making recommendations for
promotions and raises. According to the “Conditions of Employment at Carroll College,” tenure is “the contingent right of a faculty member appointed to a tenure position to retain that position until retirement.” When a professor comes to Carroll on a tenure-track position, he or she goes through two- and four-year reviews in which the committee tells the professor if he or she is doing the right things to earn tenure. If there is any question of whether or not tenure will be granted, the professor is told as early in the process as possible. To receive tenure, a professor must prove effective teaching, professional and scholarly activity, and other service to the college and community. Student evaluations are looked at in detail to evaluate a professor’s teaching ability. After a professor has been recommended for tenure by the committee, the decision moves to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, then to the president of the college and finally to the Board of Trustees. At any point the decision for tenure can be reversed and tenure denied. Once a professor is granted tenure they are still evaluated yearly by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and can be removed if deemed necessary, such as if they have proven incompetence or there are financial exigencies of the college. If a professor wishes to be promoted, the Tenure and Promotion Committee gives a formal review. However, there are no penalties if he or so is not promoted.
Professors sue Lawsuits From Page 1
The professors feel they have completed these requirements. In addition, Heim and Scovill feel they were denied tenure, in part, because they have often taken views and spoke out in opposition to the college, for example, about the two schools idea, splitting Carroll into a liberal arts school and a professional
studies and graduate school. The college has 45 days to respond to the lawsuit. It is likely that the case will then go to court. If the tenure decisions are not reversed, either by a judge or the College, the four professors will not be allowed to return to teach at Carroll for the 2004-05 school year.
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Point / Counterpoint
This reader advises you to pick up The Paper
Reduce, reuse or recycle this paper – again
being a repeat of Testify, though they admit that they were influenced by it. And that’s Features Editor fine. It’s perfectly acceptable for them to be In a letter to the readers in their first influenced by Testify. Considering that The issue, the editors of The Paper gave an out- Paper stepped in and filled Testify’s void, it’s line of what they hoped their independent almost to be expected. What wouldn’t be newspaper would be like. Do they fulfill acceptable is if the editors had tried to fit that mission statement? And is there a themselves precisely into Testify’s mold. But they’ve managed to avoid that trap: where place for their paper on Carroll’s campus? Testify was almost a running commentary In a word, yes. According to the letter, The Paper on current events, The Paper is more of a forum for creative is meant to be “a expression. It’s a difcollection of writferent tone, a differings from Carroll “It’s perfectly acceptable ent flavor than Testify students. Some of it had, and it works for is serious, some of it for them to be them. is humorous, some Let’s go back of it is completely influenced by Testify.” to the letter to the ridiculous. However, readers in the first each work in (The issue. The editors of Paper) represents the author’s ability to express himself freely The Paper say they “are devoted to providand creatively.” The editors certainly ing the Carroll community with a forum deliver on this promise. Their first issue for creative expression and independent features several semi-serious opinion col- thought… (The Paper) exists for the benumns, including one critiquing the false efit of everyone on campus.” So, anyone fire alarms that the Bergs seem prone to out there who doesn’t appreciate or enjoy it and one about the different colloquialisms as it is now, remember that The Paper was used by students who come from varying meant to be a forum for all students. If you parts of the Midwest. It also contains some don’t like what’s currently being run, then humorous pieces (my favorite was “What I submit one of your own pieces. Or, as Tom Did With My Summer Vacation”), as well Giles said in the interview with The New as a few pieces that had me rolling my eyes Perspective, “If you don’t like us, join us.” In my opinion, long live The Paper and saying, “This is ridiculous.” According to their interview with The and other independent forms of expression New Perspective, The Paper editors deny on Carroll’s campus.
left, I think we would want more than an immature parody of what Testify brought Opinion Editor to us. The few things that are different Being involved with various venues for expression, I personally welcome Testify – I include the name of the publication, the mean The Paper. I am proud of the four editors who put it together and the qualgentlemen who wish to continue the tradi- ity of the work this publication contains, tion of having an independent publication which included items written by and in which any student can submit original pictures of the editors themselves. I think work that conveys their thoughts and opin- that the men behind Testify would be ions on various topics. However, it doesn’t ashamed of The Paper, but I don’t know them personally nor seem that their newsdo I know the men paper is as original as responsible for this the items that they “I think we would want more publication. I do have published in it. that according After reading than an immature parody of know to an article written The Paper, I noticed by Jessi Bauer in an that it bears a striking what Testify brought to us.” issue from last year’s resemblance to TesThe New Perspective, tify. Many students the editors of Testify will remember Testify and the editors that made it possible. Sadly had “no intentions of Testify being continfor us, yet good for them, those men have ued at Carroll.” As Jessi Gant had said in that same graduated and are now making their mark on the world just as they did at Carroll. article, “Don’t follow our idea or our In fact, I almost thought that Testify was name.” Well, at least the editors of the making a comeback, but soon realized that Paper listened to half of the advice of their elders. The Paper was just a cheap imitation. Tom Giles, one of The Paper’s editors, For the most part, The Paper models Testify in every aspect. It has the same was quoted saying in the last issue of The layout, same types of written work (prose, New Perspective that “If you don’t like us, poetry and pictures), etc. I’d even bet that join us.” I’m not sure that I will be taking they print the things at the same place. him up on that challenge any time soon Although the Carroll Community was unless, of course, I wanted to follow in the lacking a venue for students’ opinions and foot steps of another one of the editors of original works after the editors of Testify The Paper.
Tenure vs. the real world In most states, an employer does not need a reason for letting a worker go. Professions exempt from these types of employment practices are unionized workers and tenured educators. For the rest of us in the business community, we’re all pretty much on our own without any type of safety net. Sure, I’d love to have a job guaranteed for life. Who wouldn’t? But the reality is no employer in their right mind would offer someone a job with that type of string attached. For a conventional business to employ someone for life could be detrimental to the long-term survival of that company. The other day I was discussing the issue of tenure with a
get paid based on the amount of flat-rate-hours they turn. In other words, the ‘book’ pays 0.5 hours for an oil change. If they do it in 0.3 hours, they still get paid 0.5. And if they discover that the customer has a valve seal leak in the engine and the customer tells us to fix it, they get paid more. The more they sell and the quicker they work, the more money they make. So they hustle to make more money. I have one mechanic that is on a pay plan that simply pays him the 40 Phil Totten Staff Writer hours he is here. As a contrast, my mechanic on the flat-rate pay Many Carroll students, plan averages turning 60 hours faculty members and school a week; the one on the straight administrators have been locking 40-hour paycheck averages 30 horns for a while now over the flat-rate hours a week. His perfour Carroll professors formance, in my mind, who were denied tenure is similar to some tenured this past year. According educators. No reason for to published reports in “The only guarantee you have with a extra effort. No reason the Milwaukee Journal for hustle. No reason to job is there are no guarantees.” Sentinel, three of the worry.” professors are accusing Harsh words from the college of wrongmy friend. But you know fully denying them what? That’s how the real tenure and have filed lawsuits in good friend of mine who was a world operates. It can get ugly Waukesha County Circuit Court teacher for a number of years and out here. I’ve seen workers laid to sort it all out. The fourth pro- is now a leader in the business off one day and their replacefessor has filed a discrimination community. He said, “Nothing ments hired a few weeks later. complaint against the college. breeds excellence better than I’ve witnessed workers hired days To those four professors in their competition through hope of before others are laid off. How do gain or fear of loss. When an businesses get away with it? They quest for justice I say good luck. Being a non-traditional educator is tenured, at least two can. Is it fair? Not if you’re one of student, I’d like to believe that I of the motivators for excellence the casualties. Is it right? It is of understand the practice of busi- are lost. Nobody is competing you’re the business owner. ness fairly well. I’ve worked in with you for a job and you have So when you graduate the same profession for the past no fear of ever losing your job. from college, be prepared to 21 years. During this time, I’ve You can become lazy, rebellious, scratch, claw, and fight your way worked for five employers. One apathetic, radical, and even hate- through the business community of the lessons I’ve learned over ful – it doesn’t matter. You aren’t throughout your career. The vast the course of my career is that ‘accountable’ and therefore you majority of you are going to find the only guarantee you have with make your own rules.” yourselves on your own, without He continued by saying, any type of safety net like tenure a job is there are no guarantees. Employers can hire and fire at “The mechanics in my shop are because in the real world, that’s will. I’ve witnessed it firsthand. on one of two pay plans. Most just the way it is.
Old Fart’s Corner
Old buildings take their toll on Old Farts
Steve Van Dien Staff Writer
Sweat soaks the carpet under my panting, prostrate body. My heart is a jackhammer, trying to split my sternum. My lungs burn. So do my legs, which twitch spasmodically, like a pair of stepped-on, dying centipedes. But I did it, praise God. Did I just survive a round with Lennox Lewis? Finish a 10K run? Perform 10 squats with six times my body weight? Nah. Just made it to the third floor of Rankin Hall. Dear Carroll. Yes, it opened in 1846, long before cars, much less decent elevators. But haven’t we come a long way with accommodations – particularly for Old Farts (OFs) – since the Mexican War? Now, I’m certainly not the greatest physical specimen, being nearly 90 pounds heavier than I was at my high school graduation (never mind when that was). And I have three chronically painful joints (right ankle, left knee, right shoulder) thanks to the semi-athletic misadventures of my youth.
The left ankle’s not so hot either, since my feet resemble Donald Duck’s. But I’ve also heard Rankin Hall wring groans from some younger and fitter fellow students. Forget the lack of elevator. How about the staircases’ width, which seems to have been designed not for average or slightly-biggerthan-average folks, but for bulimic dwarves? That group, by the way, contains the only guys who could fit comfortably in Rankin’s men’s rooms. Climbing those stairs during rush hour can make you feel like a bunch of bowling pins. Descend them at that hour, and you become the ball. Then there’s Rankin’s temperature. After my first class there last fall, I was convinced that the climate control was designed to produce precisely opposite what the late-summer weather called for. (Don’t get me started on those anemic air conditioners.) Then came January and another third-floor Rankin Hall class. It was winter, so you wanted just enough warmth for comfort during Philosophy of Religion. But Rankin’s second simple rule for climate control is overkill. So on frigid days, wearing a sweater, sweatshirt and overcoat and packing my usual 20-odd pounds of stuff in my book bag, I’d struggle up the stairs, wobble into the classroom, and wonder whether I’d taken a wrong turn and stepped into a bear’s mouth. While steam rose from my body and my glasses fogged over,
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The New Perspective
Let’s pack the P.I.T.! The New Perspective Editorial Board Special to The New Perspective
Picture this: It’s Friday night on the Carroll campus. You don’t have to do your homework, you don’t have any classes or meetings and you actually have some free time. So, where are you going to go? You don’t know either? Talk to any alum and you’ll hear all about where the big hangout was back in their day: The P.I.T. That’s right, our very own Pioneer Indoor Terrace was once a popular gathering place for friends. But over the years, the P.I.T. has evolved into a place where you grab your food and go. Regular entertainment is offered, but attendance is often weak. Perhaps this is partially due to a lack of advertising and publicity for the events. Often,
students who do not regularly dine in the P.I.T. do not know about upcoming events. Activities should be advertised campus wide, so all students know what’s going on either by emails, flyers or big signs. Though, lack of advertising is only part of the problem. The activities themselves need to be broadened to appeal to more people. Open Mic nights are always good and what about pool, poker, cribbage and dart tournaments? These are popular games among other colleges and would bring in participants and spectators who like competitive events. Just look at the success of Casino Nights. Game day parties for the Packers, Bucks and Badger games would be an opportunity for special food offers, like brats and hotdogs. How about package deals including brats, chips and beer for a set price?
Ah, yes – beer. We don’t want to encourage excessive or underage drinking, but serving alcohol in the P.I.T. would definitely draw customers too. Currently, once students turn 21 they often forget about on-campus events and head for the bars. If the bars were as close as the basement of the Campus Center, the benefits would be threefold: One, the college would reap the profits of the alcohol sales, instead of Mulligan’s or Club 400. Two, students would not have to go as far, reducing the opportunities for drunk driving. And three, it would be one central place where Carroll students could meet exclusively with other Carroll students. Most college students say they would pick the P.I.T. if their friends did. People will go, if other people are there. So be the trend setter. Make the P.I.T. your new place to hang out tonight.
If it stinks, then change it!
Tabitha Menning Opinion Editor
As I was crossing the Campus Center parking lot, I heard someone remark, “Yeah, this school really sucks!” That comment struck a chord in my little heart. It seems to me that while this isn’t Stanford University, it is still a good school. There are a variety of programs, good
faculty and plenty of beautiful flowers here at Carroll. I think that the young lad that made the staunch remark was a freshman or hasn’t taken the time to look into what Carroll College has to offer. If neither of those reasons happen to be the case, then I am dreadfully sorry for that young soul. He may continue to stumble through life making very important decisions before he is ready to not to mention the disconcerting comments to those of us who don’t wish to hear them. You see, tough choices such as buying a car, marrying that special someone, going to college (not necessarily in that order) require careful planning. If you can’t take the time to investigate thoroughly what will be one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make, maybe you’re not ready to make it.
Unfortunately, it does happen to be the case that we do make the wrong choices. If this applies to that young man who gave Carroll the big thumbs down, then I suggest that he take action. It’s one thing to bitch and moan but doing something about the issue is much more likely to bring satisfaction to everyone. You’ll make a big difference and you, as well as everyone else, will be able to take advantage of the improvement (and an end to your complaints). So, the big take home message here is stop whining and get out and fix things. At least make an attempt at it. If you can’t change whatever you’re unhappy with, you’ll meet people who you can join forces with and together you’ll accomplish something or you’ll have people, other than me, to listen to you badmouth this institution.
Clarett seeks draft eligibility
Peter Seroogy Staff Writer
Maurice Clarett is challenging the NFL’s rule that prevents athletes from entering the NFL draft within three years of graduating from high school. This year, Clarett was suspended for the entire season because of academic and other improprieties. Rather than wait it out, he is mulling a couple of options. One is to transfer to a division I-AA school. This would mean he would not have to serve his suspension because he would be changing divisions. One of the people giving Maurice Clarett advice is former National Football League great Jim Brown. His plan is to have Maurice transfer to DI-AA Gram-
bling State. Another option other than waiting it out is to sue the NFL and try to be included in the draft next spring. Clarett has a strong case and should it go to trial, he would probably win. He can claim that the NFL is either discriminating against people his age or he can claim that the NFL is preventing him from earning a living doing what he does best. Many legal analysts have given their opinions on the case, and think that Clarett would win. The National Basketball Association allows athletes to be in the league right out of high school, and so does Major League Baseball. But MLB has an extensive farm system to prepare eighteen- and nineteen-year-olds for the rigors of day-to-day life in the big leagues. The NBA is a little different in that it is much more of an individual’s sport. However, the talent pool has been depleted by these young players. So much so, in fact, that in the past couple of years, the NBA has created a farm system called the NBADL, the NBA Developmental League. College basketball is probably the best example of a non-commissioned farm system. If you look at the NBA in the mid-80s to early 90s when it
was at the height of its popularity, what brought it down was the influx of youth. Young players couldn’t replace the charisma or talent of the older generations. Thus, the NBA lost viewers and popularity. The biggest reason that Maurice Clarett should not go to the NFL is that his body is not physically ready for the pounding and pure exertion that a 16-week season will give a person. Last year, in an 11-week season, Clarett missed parts of games because of injuries. The NFL is hoping that a precedent is not set in this case. If Clarett gets in, then a door will be opened. Soon, the talent pool will be diluted, and in a league where parity is already too prevalent, young players will be picked on “upside” alone (just like in the NBA), but by the time this new young talent is ready to contribute, their contracts will be up, and they will go hunting for a new contract and more money. That is the path that many MLB and NBA players are taking now. The NFL is unique in that they have a hard salary cap, preventing some of this, because the owners with deep pockets can only dig so far. This prevents the large market teams from dominating the sport.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Greg Rabidoux is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics.
Speechless? Hardly. Mr. Schwarzenegger ran a focused, manly campaign from start to finish. Hiring the slickest political consultants his Terminatorfueled money could buy, “Team Arnold” crafted a message fellow Californians felt in their collective gut”would chase Gray Davis out of Sacramento and bring the superhero to the statehouse.” Should it surprise anyone that an Austrian-born actor turned movie star eventually heard the seductive siren call of politics? No. Celebrities and politics are magnetically drawn to each other like Ben and J. Lo. And at least in the former, the attraction only grows stronger with each passing day. Politicians yearn to be celebrities (Bill Clinton dreamed of being a movie star long before politics) and celebrities (Barbra Streisand, Sean Penn,Tim Robbins, Tom Selleck, Martin Sheen, to name just a few) not so secretly yearn to be movers and shakers in politics. As Arnold said in his gubernatorial inauguration speech, “only in America could this have happened.” Of course, before anyone starts getting all dewey-eyed that this is solely a victory for the American Dream of immigrant makes good and serial gropers everywhere, let’s briefly pull back the electoral curtain and see what may be lurking behind, shall we? After the soon to be ex-Governor, Gray Davis won re-election just a scant 11 months ago, wellheeled opponents like San Diego Republican millionaire Darrell Issa vowed to recall Davis and his unpalatable tax plan as soon as was humanly possible. Mr. Issa essentially opened his checkbook and apparently dropped hundreds of thousands of dollars of his own money to hire professional consultants and signature gatherers and organizers to effectively orchestrate a massive “grassroots” movement. Though the real definition of “grassroots” movement has something to do with the average Joe and Josephine Californian coming together and somewhat spontaneously demanding political justice, Mr. Issa knows that these type of responses happen more frequently in reel-life, like in old Frank Capra movies starring Jimmy Stewart, than in reallife. Apparently, within 12 weeks, long before the Californian voter had any notion of what a second-term of Governor Davis might bring, a very well-funded, calculated campaign was already underway to oust the just reelected Governor; sneaky politics by a group of millionaires who
had simply had enough or just the kick-start of direct democracy by average voters soon to be dismayed with an unpopular Governor? Either way, governors across the land will be re-thinking just how much they want to be seen as making tough decisions in today’s climate of quick hooks (recalls) off the political stage. Of course, this does not diminish that Arnold was effective in making sure his campaign was about what Gray Davis didn’t do (stop the blackouts quickly and stave off the economic recession) and not about what he (Arnold) may have done (those pesky sexual harassment allegations). Arnold also recognized that voters today mostly care about two and only two items-1) the economy (as in do we get a tax cut or not?) and 2) being safe from terrorism. Since California is not New York, Arnold focused on the lousy economy and how his leadership would “pump up” (sorry, but you knew it was coming at some point!) the state economy. While I don’t want to draw too much from this California recall election, it is California after all. Here are three lessons we may want to tuck under our pillows to the future: 1. There is absolutely no substitute in politics for fame and celebrity status. (Talk all you want about issue positions and expertise, but really, if you can count Bono and Hulk Hogan as your best buddies and are married to a Kennedy, for goodness sakes, does the other guy, even if he is Gary “whatchew talkin’ bout” Coleman stand even half-a-chance? In California?!) 2. Getting elected ain’t governing. (Just ask Jesse “the sagging body” Ventura. Arnold faces a Democratic controlled state legislature; none too thrilled at this whole recall process. However, Arnold never wore a flimsy boa scarf into a wrestling ring like Jesse. Of course he did manage to get pregnant on screen once.) 3. There is no substitute for large amounts of cash in politics. (Like a never-ending cold keg at a fraternity party, you can also never have enough cold, cash in an election. This recall campaign cost $85 million between the candidates, of which over $10 million was straight from the Terminator’s bank account). Of course, it’s not just about the “Benjamins” or we would be watching President Ross Perot regale us all with stories about how he will “get under the hood and fix our economy himself.” Finally, in case you missed the final vote count, after Arnold (3,675,317 votes), Cruz Bustamante (2,415,098), and Tom McClintock (1,004,558), voters of the “left-coast” showed they truly had a sense of humor and gave runners-up candidates, Larry “the Hustler” Flynt (15,053), Gary Coleman (12,488), Mary “the porn star” Carey (9,756), Leo “I smash watermelons on stage with a large mallet for a living” Gallagher (4,762) and Angelyne “billboard queen” (2,232) votes. Congratulations Arnold. Best of Luck California. The voters have spoken. Ladies, just be sure not to confuse the new Governor with one of his old movies (sexual) Predator.
The New Perspective
Thursday, October 16, 2003
A day in the life of a real journalist
Amy Kant Special to The New Perspective
“Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States.” Upon hearing this announcement, a crowd of nearly 1,800 jumped to their feet and erupted in applause at the Midwest Airlines Center, Oct. 3. Among the crowd were former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and three members of The New Perspective staff. Standing in the press area along with both local and national press, these budding journalists had the opportunity few their age do. Seniors Sarah Lasee and
Nathan Brunner and I tried to blend in with the rest of the press. With much reference to September 11, Bush emphatically defended his decision to invade Iraq, in what was billed to be a speech about the economy. “We will spend what it takes to support our troops and to support our country.” Reporters scribbled down notes. Photojournalists adjusted their camera lenses. We tried not to stick out like a sore thumb. President Bush affirmed his faith in America, saying, “America’s greatness is in the heart of the people.” “The events of September 11 changed the way America must deal with threat,” Bush continued. “This is a strong nation. We’re not gonna be intimidated by thugs and killers…they don’t understand our will to protect our county,” he said as the room once again exploded with applause. Bush was casual, friendly and even comedic. When talking about the influence of lawsuits on health care costs, he began to say, “I have analyzed…” Bush then corrected himself
Bible Stories 101
In times of trouble
William Humphreys Staff Writer The Rev. William Humphreys is the chaplain for Carroll College.
Boastfulness is such a bothersome characteristic in other people that it keeps us from celebrating truly good accomplishments. Most of us have heard the correction from early in life: Don’t brag about what you’re doing! Sometimes the line between legitimate and helpful public relations on the one hand, and obnoxious braggadocio on the other, is difficult to define. Yet we know it when we hear it! And suffering is an idea that’s tough to take on any terms, unless of course it’s the folks on the other side who are doing it. Even then, as we admit it to ourselves, human suffering is difficult to observe. All the more painful is when suffering is a part of our own situation in life. We’d rather not suffer. We’d rather not know pain. We’d rather not even be told we can’t do something. Sometimes the slightest slight can inspire the feeling of suffering. These two realities about boasting and suffering, make it pretty interesting to hear the Bible suggest that we should boast in our suffering! In chapter five of Romans, presuming it to be the apostle Paul who’s writing, we hear this interesting suggestion – boast about your suffering. What can this possibly mean for us? Reading through the early verses of the chapter, we hear Paul suggest a sort of developing pattern that leads from bad to much
better. We can boast in our suffering because suffering produces endurance. We suppose that’s true. If our suffering doesn’t lead completely to our undoing, and the suggestion here is that it doesn’t need to, then over time we learn new coping skills, maybe patience, maybe tolerance, maybe understanding, and we practice endurance. Maybe we seem to have no choice but to endure, and even then we are getting into shape in the disciplines of perseverance. And that leads to character! With enough suffering, we get endurance. With endurance comes character. We are made stronger in our convictions and we are emboldened in our living for values and virtues. With endurance, we develop character and that leads to hope! We build up confidence then, not only for that moment and that day, but also for the moments and days ahead of us. With character, putting into practice the virtues and values we claim, we begin to look forward to the next new challenges, new situations in life, new ideas, new problems and new successes. Pretty soon we notice that we’re living with hope. We have moved along the journey from suffering to endurance to character and to hope! For the writer in his Christian tradition, it becomes a celebration to remind us that such hope does not disappoint. With so many disappointments in life, it sounds like a good idea to consider some things that finally do not let us down. Such a thing is this hope, built on the foundations of sometimes unpleasant events. Hope constructed in such a way is long-lasting, even into life beyond life. Such hope does not disappoint. How’s that for a lesson for the day? Suffering is among the stuff we can boast about, for suffering produces endurance and character and hope. What suffering might be a topic for your boasting these days? And how does that lead you to hope for the days to come?
as the crowd chuckled, “I had analyzed for me.” And, to more laughter, Bush joked, “I delegate.” “Let me start over,” he said. “People on my staff looked at the cost of preventative medicine.” Broadcasters taped their stand-ups with President Bush speaking in the background. The Secret Service stood with emotionless faces, ensuring the president’s safety. Bush returned to his initial comments on freedom, saying, “We believe strongly that freedom is God’s gift to everybody.” “You’re welcome to the American dream no matter who you are or where you’re from,” he continued. “We believe in justice…and we believe in freedom. May God bless you all. Thank you.” And with that, George W. Bush concluded his speech. Reporters surveyed the crowd, asking people for their reactions to the president’s speech. We stood back and tried to soak it all in. Some day, we will be the ones writing stories on the fly. Some day, we will be getting paid to listen, write and report.
Photo by Sarah Lasee
President Bush expresses his thoughts on the American economy and the American people during his speech in Milwaukee at the Midwest Airlines Center, Oct. 3.
Some day, we won’t be “pretending” anymore.
Some day, that will be us.
PERSNL PLTS R USLESS
Pete Seroogy Staff Writer
Why oh why, do people get personalized license plates? What are they trying to say about themselves? The other name for personal plates is vanity plates and that is exactly what they are. Vanity plates can only have seven characters, spaces and numbers included. What could
possibly be so important about you that you need to misspell it, and stick it on the front and back of your car? There is nothing clever, funny, or remotely intelligent about coming up with your own personal vanity plate. I especially hate those people who try to fit an entire sentence on a plate in only seven letters, it turns out looking like this: MYCRISG8. What? You don’t understand what that says? You fool. It obviously says MY CAR IS Great(8). Duh! How often do you see a personalized plate that you have absolutely no idea what the “author” is trying to say. I see it far too often. To counteract this, I propose a plan that will revolutionize the vanity plate epidemic. No more vanity plates! What a thought. Isn’t the car you buy enough of a statement about yourself and your personality? Is
it really necessary to embarrass yourself with something stupid on the front and rear of your car? Just a question to those of you with vanity plates, what are you trying to prove? The prime example of insecurity is a short guy with a hummer and plates that say RUNOVRU. I mean, come on, nobody takes that stuff seriously; everyone just laughs. “Haha! Look at the short insecure man in the big car. Wonder what he’s compensating for!” The world is full of crazy stuff, some good, and some bad. Ending the run of vanity plates is on the list of things that would make the world a better place, but truth be told, it’s down towards the bottom. Basically, all I want in this world is for some of the unnecessary stupidity to end. This seems like a perfect place to start.
Main Hall proves functional Old Fart From Page 6
But the new semester’s transcendent glory is the refurbished Main Hall, where I have two of my four classes. Above all, it has, drum roll, please, an elevator. Granted that this elevator is, well, eccentric. Often when I call it, it doesn’t show up for some time, because it’s having a coffee break with its counterpart in the Todd Wehr Memorial Library.
Rankin would once again begin its battle to the death with my deodorant. Then there’s, forgive me for using a dirty word, parking. OFs are perpetually late, a fact exacerbated by my half-hour drive here and the unpredictability of those traffic-trapping trains. By the time I arrive, every parking space in every “But the new semester’s Carroll lot is full, thanks to some early-rising, over transcendent glory is achieving non-OFs. So I end up sticking the refurbished Main Hall.” Sophia (my beat-up ’92 Chevy Beretta) on a side street three blocks away, in hair-freezing cold, hair-melt- When the tardy machine has ing heat or whatever weather in finally arrived and deigned to let between. Then I walk/run to class, me enter, it has beeped at me, as with my creaky ankles shrieking if to say, “Use the damn stairs, you jerk. God knows you need the like Celine Dion. Perhaps this is supposed to exercise.” Eventually, however, Main develop character. If so, SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) Hall’s elevator does get you where hasn’t noticed that I’ve developed you’re going. And the remodeled building has some other delightany.
ful features. Its climate control, comparatively speaking, is divine. There’s room enough in the lobby and every classroom for at least thirty fat OFs, plus their professors and fellow students. And we’d still have space for those skinny dwarves. Some complain that the new Main Hall has an antiseptic quality, that the green walls and red carpets are gauche and/or that it has no character. But OFs place function above form, so I don’t give a rat’s rear end. Besides, being antiseptic is rather better than being septic. Now if we could only inject Rankin with a Main transfusion. Oh, well. We OFs know that disappointments perforate life the way craters do the moon, or Keith Richard’s face. So we’re grateful for small favors. And here’s one: My two Rankin classes this semester are only on the second floor. Of course, my logic professor’s office is on the third (puff, gasp, wheeeeeeze)…
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Thursday, October 16, 2003
C artoon Chaos
Photo by Nicki Groszek
Junior Talia Proffitt sprays whipped cream on junior Amsale Alem face during the homecoming games, Oct. 2. Photo by Nathan Brunner
The International Experience Club (IEC) and the Black Student Union (BSU) show off their floats during the homecoming parade, Oct. 4.
Photo by Sarah Lasee
Above: Ready! Set! Go! Two of the four football teams gear up to start the battle to determine a winner of the powder puff game that was held on Sept. 30. Left: The men of the Delta Rho Upsilon fraternity act as cheerleaders for the powder puff game on Sept. 30. Photo by Sarah Lasee
Photo by Nicki Groszek
Who ever knew that toilet paper could be so much fun? Various organizations formed to compete against each other in a toilet paper race. Photo by Nicki Groszek
The cheerleaders show off their stuff at Yell Like Hell on Oct. 3.
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Thursday, October 16, 2003
Greene Property holds research opportunities Stephanie Sciortino Staff Writer
Sixty acres of wetland, a boardwalk, wildlife, and natural streams. These are just a small sample of what you can find at the Howard T. Greene Field Station. For those who thought the Greene property is the green house on the side of Rankin, you’re not alone, but you’re very wrong. The Greene Property is broken into two different pieces of land – The Howard T. Greene Scientific Study and Conservancy Area and The Carroll College Genesee Creek Research Area – that are located about 10 miles away from campus. The Greene Study Area was the first to be donated. Else Greene contributed it to the school in 1969 with the intentions that the land would be used as an outdoor classroom and laboratory for Carroll students. The Research Area was added in 1973. In 1996, Carroll added a boardwalk to this area to increase accessibility for teaching and research. The Greene Field Station was used as a laboratory in the 1970s and 1980s. During this time, research included prairie restoration, fish culture, stream limnology, climatology, and plant community ecology. Due to a change of directorship, emphasis on field research decreased in the 1980s and 1990s. After another change in directorship in 1995, use of the land increased again. Current research includes: water quality monitoring, climate
monitoring, the monitoring of the Blanding’s Turtle, prairie restoration and much more. Joseph Piatt, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science, is “thrilled to have it.” He explained how the property is a great “extension of the curricula for teaching and research.” He brings his Environmental Science 120 class out to tour the site, so they can get a firsthand look at the natural streams and the other natural wildlife. Piatt is currently monitoring the water quality and tracking the climate of the field station. These projects not only provide data needed to manage the wetland, but it also improves the probability of receiving funding for other studies. It also provides opportunities for students who need to complete capstones and other research projects. Other ways students have gotten involved have been by helping to maintain the land itself. Clearing off trails and removing invasive plant life have been some of the responsibilities of student workers. Students have also helped build the boardwalk and “groomed the banks” of a pond in 2001, as David Block, associate professor of geography and environmental science, put it. Block, who helped build the boardwalk with student volunteers in 1996, currently manages the site and is in charge of the maintenance of the property. His interest in the property began when he was a biology/geography student here at Carroll. The next step Block would like to take is create an electronic trail map that would not only
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The Howard T. Greene Field Station is a frequently used by students and faculty to do field experiments, research and study.
act as a resource for locating the site, but to also to note research areas. He said it would “provide a geographic database not only used by the casual observer but for students to see where research has been done.” Susan Lewis, associate professor from the Department of Biology, is the director of the Field Station, and has developed the site’s conservation plan. In addition to her work on the conservation of the property, Lewis is working with students to study
Satellite radio: Cable radio in cars, the latest mass-media outlet Phil Totten Staff Writer
Imagine you’re on a long road trip driving across America, while never once having to scan the radio in search of something other than the local crop report. For those of you not in tune with the latest technologies, there’s a new generation of radio on the street. It’s called satellite radio. Think of it as cable radio for your car – without the cable. There are currently two rival satellite-radio providers offering this relatively new service: Sirius and XM Satellite Radio. Both provide 100 channels of digital listening. If you’re into hip-hop, they have it. If classic rock is your thing, there’s that too. There are decade-specific channels for music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. There are channels for various categories of jazz and classical music. For sports nuts, XM has ESPN Radio. There’s even uncensored comedy, which is great if you’re into George Carlin’s seven words you’ll never hear on broadcast radio. If you like talk radio, there’s a lot if it. And if you want to find out everything there is to know about NASCAR, XM has a channel for that too. The list goes
on and on. The main difference between Sirius and XM is that Sirius is 100% commercial free. XM has a smattering of commercials mostly on the channels that simulcast television programs such as FOX News, CNN Headline News and The Discovery Channel. When a simulcast television program goes into a commercial break, XM usually fills the commercial time with a Consumer Reports information tidbit or, an “on this date in history” fact. The “on this date in history” segment is good for learning such useful tidbits such as the fact that on Sept. 5, 1906 in Waukesha, a member of the St. Louis University football team threw the first forward pass in the history of football, in a game against mighty Carroll College Pioneers. A monthly subscription to Sirius will run at about $12.95, while XM is $9.99 a month. Sirius claims to have better coast-to-coast coverage because they have three satellites that alternately pass directly over the United States. XM relies on two satellites (appropriately named Rock and Roll) that are in a stationary orbit over the equator
– one blankets the country from the west coast, the other from the east coast, with the two overlapping somewhere in the middle. Outfitting most vehicles with a satellite radio system can run anywhere from $250 and up, depending on the system. But if you’re thinking about a new car after graduation, a number of foreign and domestic automobile manufactures are now equipping many new cars and trucks with a satellite-ready radio. And satellite radio isn’t limited to just cars and trucks. There are now satellite radio boom boxes for less than $100, and there’s even an inexpensive satellite radio system for personal computers. The only catch with satellite radio is that Sirius systems and XM systems are not compatible – they’re set up much the same way as cell phone service providers. The user needs to determine which provider best suits their needs before buying a satellite radio system. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, Sirius currently has about 105,000 subscribers, while XM Radio has roughly 929,000 subscribers. With those types of subscription numbers, it’s a good bet that satellite radio is here to stay.
the arthropods that inhabit the area. They are examining how the water quality affects how the mother arthropods take care of their eggs and their babies. She is also teaming up with Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to remove a dam that is located on the Conservancy Area. They plan to remove the dam in a way that will be safest to the surrounding habitation. This isn’t the first time the DNR has gotten involved with the property; the Genesee Creek
runs through the Field Station, along with the numerous natural springs, and has been classified by the DNR as a Class I trout stream. It is one of the few streams in Wisconsin that supports trout populations. Environmental Science 120 and 130 classes are involved with the Field Station, as well as some art classes that have gone out to observe. If you are interested in checking out the Field Station for yourself, contact Lewis at email@example.com.
Enjoy your fall Elisa Neckar Features Editor
Waukesha, Milwaukee, and the surrounding cities in southeastern Wisconsin are loaded with special autumn events. Some are spooky, some educational, and some traditional – but all of them are fun, of course! Here’s just a sampling to check out (but remember to call ahead to confirm dates and times and check prices): Old World Wisconsin, Eagle Old World Wisconsin is the place to be if you’re looking to learn something this fall. On Oct. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Old World Wisconsin hosts “Autumn on the Farms.” The following week, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., they hold “Halloween: Traditions & Superstitions.” Take a look back at superstitions and traditions associated with autumn and Halloween as it was celebrated in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and explore old customs. Perfect for history majors! Or if you’re looking for something that’s a little less educational, but still has the spooky backdrop of an old-world village, consider seeing Dracula in Old World Wisconsin’s Clausing Barn Restaurant on Oct. 17, 18 & 19, dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at
7 p.m. Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Celebrate the festive Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead on Oct. 19 from noon to 4 p.m. Celebration includes face painting, treats and prizes, and a demonstration of traditional crafts. Day of the Dead art created by local artist Jose Chavez will be installed during the celebration. Stacey Farms, East Troy Stacey Farm’s offers a lot of family activities during the days, like pumpkin patches and a petting zoo, but from 7-10:30 p.m. on Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31 they feature a 5-acre haunted corn maze and haunted hayrides. Their maze made Milwaukee Magazine’s “Best of 2003” list as “Spookiest Corn Maze.” Splatter Haus, Mosel (near Sheboygan) Previously considered one of the most extreme haunted houses in the area, Splatter Haus has usually included a heavy metal soundtrack, plus ramps, tunnels, staircases, and slides, all meant to be navigated in complete darkness. Their location has changed See How To Page 11
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Thursday, October 16, 2003
Fast growing white-collar crime: Identity theft Kim A. Bruck Special to The New Perspective
ID Theft Part 1 of 3 Next Issue: What can you do to reduce vulnerability? In the course of a busy day, you may write a check at the grocery store, charge tickets at the movie theatre, mail a check to pay a bill, call home on your cell phone, use your card at the ATM machine, order new checks, apply for a student credit card, or use your credit card on the Internet to purchase school supplies. Chances are you don’t give these everyday transactions a second thought…but someone else may. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, identity theft is the fastest growing white-collar crime in America. Identity theft is the illegal use of another person’s name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, birth certificate, credit card, address, telephone number or any other form of identifying information to obtain credit, money, goods, services or anything else of value without that person’s consent. The Identity Theft & Assumption Deterrence Act 1998 is the federal law that makes identity theft a crime.
Photo Illustration by Nicki Groszek
Better watch out! In this day and age it is easy for any random person to steal another’s identity and cause all kinds of trouble with it.
The act makes it a federal crime when someone knowingly uses the “means of identification” of another person, without authority, with the intent to commit fraud or other unlawful activity. “The State of Wisconsin, in 1997, was the first state in the union to have identity theft as a felony. Wisconsin has always
How to have fun at local autumn events How To From Page 10
this year and they’re not offering many details about their new “haus,” except to say they expect this year’s walk-through time to be around a half hour. Splatter Haus is open Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to midnight, and Sundays 6:30-9:30 p.m. Haunted Woods, Waterford On Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1 from 7-11 p.m. (weather permitting), a path through the woods at the Bear Den Zoo is lit up with bonfires and torches that lead you to stand-alone scaring spots. To get the atmosphere started, visitors are taken to the beginning of the woods by hayride – or hearse. Hubertus House of Horror, Hubertus A major fundraising event for St. Gabriel’s School, the ghouls at Hubertus House of
Horror have almost 20 years of practice scaring people. The house itself was originally built in the 1880s as a convent and a one-room schoolhouse. It’s now open to scare every Friday and Saturday in October from 6:3010:30 p.m. For hikers and naturelovers, several local state parks feature nighttime candlelight hikes through their parks for Halloween. Check out http: //www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ ce/news/events200310.html for a complete listing. Or, if none of these activities sound interesting, here’s how to find your own: visit www.hauntedwisconsin.com for a complete listing of Wisconsin haunted houses and Halloween and fall activities. Watch the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for listings, or check www.onwisconsin.com and www.jsonline.com for event schedules. Have a happy fall!
been considered a leader in identity theft legislation and on Aug. 8 enacted new legislation improving the laws even more,” said Dennis Drazkowski, a special agent with the Wisconsin State Department of Justice. The revision that will have the most impact will be venue. Often times the victim of iden-
tity theft lives in one city while the suspect and the crimes are occurring in another city. Under the old law, the police report and investigation would have to take place in the city where the crime occurred. The citizen would have to travel to that city to make a complaint and attend any court proceedings if an arrest were
made. Under the revised law, the law enforcement agency where the victim resides is required to file a report and prosecution can take place in the city where the victim lives, making the process much more “victim-friendly.” Other revisions that have an impact include that the new law now covers the stolen identity of deceased persons. It also covers those instances when people lie to the police about their identity when stopped for a traffic violation or arrested. Prior to this, it was only a misdemeanor called “obstructing an officer.” The law allows for hearsay to be admitted at the preliminary hearing in regards to the victim not giving authority for the suspect to steal and use their identity. Before, the citizen would have to show up in court. Now, the investigating officer can testify on behalf of the victim. The law also allows video and audio taping the victim for the preliminary hearing. This, however, does not apply at the trial. The revised law states that anyone who provides false information or conceals information in regards to an individual’s identity in connection with the submission of a financial transaction is guilty of a Class H felony (6 years in jail and/or $10,000 fine), the same as someone who has actually committed an identity theft.
Person on the Street
What do you like to do in the fall? Stephanie Sciortino Staff Writer
“I like the excitement in the air when Halloween rolls around.”
“Watching football and taking walks when the air smells like fall.”
Sophomore Krissy Hellmer
Freshman Ben Wepfer
“HIgh school football games because we were state champs.” Junior Christine Mularky
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Thursday, October 16, 2003
Table for Two
The flavors of cool, refreshing happiness Jessica Pairrett Staff Writer
flavors of choosing. This aspect is what makes Cold Stone stand out from competitors, such as Copp’s, Culver’s and Dairy Queen. The ice cream is made fresh every day. Also, the flavor the customer chooses is made fresh. For example, my chosen “Paradise Found” started with scoops of white chocolate ice cream. To that, the girl behind the counter added macadamia nuts, shreds of coconut and chunks of pineapple and banana. Next, we got the choice of putting our ice cream in a bowl or a cone. Bowls are standard Styrofoam, or can be upgraded to a waffle bowl for $.49 or to a chocolate and candy dipped waffle bowl for $.99. Cones also present the same opportunity, flavors and price. After choosing a waffle cone, I watched the girl scoop the ice cream and additions off the metal counter top (a la Subway style) and after paying, we went to take seats by the window. While we ate, my boyfriend and I admired other flavors listed on the wall. He thought that most of the featured flavors seemed really appealing. Some of these include “Cookie Doughn’t You Want Some” (French vanilla ice cream, chocolate chips, cookie dough, fudge, caramel), “Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate
Go swimming, drink lemonade or have ice cream. When the temperature heats up, it’s just a normal reaction to do something to stay cool. At least it’s typical for us here in Wisconsin. However, on a recent vacation to Phoenix, the 100 degree weather got a little warm for a couple of Wisconsinites and at the suggestion of my uncle, my boyfriend and I decided to go to Cold Stone Creamery for some ice cream. With one satisfying visit, I decided to investigate this company more and discovered several of these restaurants located around Wisconsin, two local sites in Delafield and Brookfield. To see if the place measures up from state to state, my boyfriend and I decided to check out Cold Stone Creamery’s Brookfield location. Both locations we found to be in strip malls, but their interiors didn’t match. The Arizona kitchen appeared more institutional, with Photo by Sarah Lasee a white and black checkered floor I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! The atmosphere in the new Stone Cold and similar colored walls and Creamery ice cream shop is full of excitement as customers wait to be served their own counters. The Brookfield locality personal blend of ice cream and toppings. immediately felt contemporary. Deep red painted walls with cakes and pies) restaurant can tainly. We had never before to Culver’s yes, but perhaps this is lighter swirled hues, tiled floor get. For the Cold Stone creation been at a Subway-like ice cream a technique used by the company and black acoustical ceiling tiles flavors, sizes are small or “like it,” parlor. Many flavors, including to stay in with competition. and fans gave way to a sophistimedium or “love it” and large or two seasonal pumpkin flavors, Although it is not summer cated feel. Parlor tables also “gotta have it” and are $3.99, would take a lot to tire of any time anymore, Cold Stone Creamery made of black metal with $4.29, and $4.59 respectively. soon. They even have a few low- comes recommended for an after Cold Stone Creamery cherry colored tabletops and If you opt to make your own fat flavors just in case customers dinner treat, or after something Where: Brookfield: seats complimented the look. creation, prices are a dollar less are counting calories. Criticisms such as a movie or bowling. The Ruby Isle Shopping Center Recessed lighting added to for each size. However, you besides gaining a couple pounds restaurant is definitely conducive the modern atmosphere. choose the ice cream and one during your visit? The prices. It to a date. The small tables hint 2205 N. Calhoun Road We stepped up to the mix-in; additional mix-ins are was “kind of expensive” my boy- at this also, as most are a table Delafield (coming soon): display on the wall to choose $.49 apiece. The company friend commented. In comparison for two. Hillside Shopping Terrace our flavors. The display tells also sells their flavors in pint, 2742 Hillside Dr. the names of their flavors, quart, and “ultimate bucket” explains their contents and Phone: (262) 754-1680 (Delafield) sizes to make it easier to take offers a picture of a flavor Hours: Sun - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. home great-tasting flavors to Starting Sept. 23, the three here and there. “At the family and friends. Jessica Pairrett Fri. - Sat 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. episodes featuring Ritter aired. Cocoa Banana Cabana,” Staff Writer Despite being an early According to ABC’s website, “Paradise Found,” “Banana evening on Sunday with Fall brings new beginnings the shows each opened with Splitacular,” “Fruit Stand Rendez- Chip” (mint ice cream, chocolate temperatures that felt to be in the to the entertainment industry. unique forewords by individual vous,” “Monkey Bites” and others chips, brownie, fudge), “Choco- lower 50’s, many people walked Actors and actresses prepare members of the cast. The cast called out to us. More of their fea- late Cherry Cheesecake Chill” in and out of the restaurant while for their new movies or televi- members speaking about Ritter tured flavors are shown behind the (cheesecake ice cream, chocolate we were dining. The coolness of chips, black cherries, fudge) and the fall day did not seem to deter sion shows to premiere or open included Katey Sagal (“Cate”), counter on a separate board. for the season. However, not Martin Spanjers (“Rory”), Amy Once we picked our flavors, “Black Forest Dream” (choco- people one bit from enjoying a all returning sitcoms this fall Davidson (“Kerry”) and Kaley our creations began to unfold. late ice cream, cherry pie filling, summer treat. Also, it seemed as if season have joyous openings. Cuoco (“Bridget”). If the show’s At this point the restaurant takes brownie, fudge). people of all ages, at least teenage While we ate, we also dis- through middle age, came in to The cast of 8 Simple Rules...For opening episode is an indication on a Subway-type feel. Like one Dating My Teenage Daughter of what is to come during the of those sandwich artists, the cussed the prices and how much get a unique Cold Stone experibegan their return to television season, results are great. On workers began scooping out ice business a mostly ice cream (they ence. on a low note. Sept. 23, almost 17 million cream and toppings to make our do make smoothies and ice cream Positive experiences? CerJust days before his 55th viewers tuned in to see 8 Simple birthday, the show’s main char- Rules. The show became the acter, John Ritter, met with his most-viewed show on any of the untimely passing. During the major networks that night. rehearsal of the show’s fourth For the next broadcast, episode of the season, Ritter fell the show will bring viewers ill and consequently collapsed. into their home for a special He died later that night, Sept. hour-long episode as the Hen11, from an unrecognized flaw nessey family encounters the in his heart due to a tear in the death of their husband and aorta. father. ABC plans to show the The fate of 8 Simple Rules family “experience the loss of a became unknown with their beloved father and construct a beloved cast member and star of new life.” the show taken from this earth. Production for future Rumors and talk rose about the shows is planned to start Oct. possibilities of replacing Ritter 20, with the next taping on but that thought seemed hard Oct. 24. In order to allow the to imagine. Others mentioned show to prepare new episodes, the thought of the show getting first season episodes will air the ax. Others more optimistic during the scheduled Tuesday for the show’s future suggested night broadcast time. Until the that they continue the show new shows air, fans of both 8 without Ritter’s character – and Simple Rules and of Ritter will a replacement. The latter is the be waiting, ready to cope along decision that was just reached. with the Hennessey’s loss.
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Thursday, October 16, 2003
The Life of Brian “The Teammates:” The Lawn fence solutions great Red Sox of the ‘40s Steve Van Dien Staff Writer
During the half-decade following World War II, the Boston Red Sox nearly knocked the New York Yankees off their perennial throne atop the American League. Boston’s stars included Dominic DiMaggio, brother of the Yankees’ great Joe and not far behind him as a center fielder and batter; Johnny Pesky, the speedy, spray-hitting shortstop; and Bobby Doerr, the graceful second baseman who also hit for power and average. Their lodestar was Ted Williams, probably the greatest hitter of all time, who devoured the toughest pitchers like ice cream. He led the Sox to the pennant in 1946, though the St. Louis Cardinals beat them in a seven-game World Series. This great Boston team remained a contender for the rest of the ‘40s, but never again won a pennant. By the mid 1950s, DiMaggio, Pesky and Doerr had retired, leaving Williams – as contentious with the press as he was popular with fans – on his own until he left the game in 1960. But the former teammates’ friendship endured another forty years, through each man’s eightieth birthday. Cut to October 2001. Williams, his great strength and energy sapped by two strokes and a leaky heart valve, is dying. Pesky and DiMaggio – along with their mutual friend Dick Flavin, a Boston journalist – vow to see Ted once more. Sharing a car, they head from Massachusetts to Williams’ home in central Florida. Although he was with them in spirit, Doerr remained at his Oregon home, caring for his sick wife. Along the way, DiMaggio
and Pesky reminisce. Above all, they discuss Ted’s great career, overwhelming personality and their love for him. David Halberstam unfolds this story in The Teammates. Halberstam is one of America’s most popular authors. His twenty-odd books have subjects ranging from American government in the 1960s (The Best and the Brightest), the Vietnam War (The Making of a Quagmire), that decade’s civil rights movement (The Children) and popular history (The Fifties). But Halberstam won his reputation, and a Pulitzer Prize, as a Vietnam War correspondent for the New York Times, and he’s always been more of a reporter than a writer. The Teammates displays both his strengths and weaknesses. Halberstam is excellent at gathering pertinent information, which he weaves into deft biographical-character sketches of his subjects. He shows us how DiMaggio overcame his small size and thick glasses to become an All-Star center fielder through intelligence and determination, which later made him a successful businessman. For Pesky – like DiMaggio, the son of immigrants – baseball
is life. After his fine playing career, he stayed in the game as a manager, broadcaster and coach. He still hits pre-game fly balls to Red Sox stars sixty years younger. The calm, quiet Doerr, who never swore (in sharp contrast to Williams), patiently resisted Ted’s nagging advice to change his hitting style. Ultimately, he joined his loud, volatile buddy in baseball’s Hall of Fame. Halberstam also captures the monumentally complex Ted Williams. We see Ted’s contradictory talent for extroversion and moodiness, his startlingly high I.Q. and the lingering pain from his childhood. From a broken home, with an alcoholic father and absentee mother, Williams compensated by fiercely pursuing perfection. He found his real family in these three teammates, who projected the stability he craved. Halberstam has the first-rate reporter’s ear for good quotes. Here is DiMaggio’s first impression of twenty-year-old Ted Williams, six feet three and 147 pounds: “Like a broom holding a bat.” And Pesky, describing how he, DiMaggio and Doerr were drawn to Ted: “It was like there was a star on top of his head, pulling everyone toward him like a beacon, and letting everyone around him know that he was different . . . in some marvelous way and that we were that much more special because we had played with him.” But as a writer, Halberstam has serious weaknesses, making the careful reader wonder whether the author’s popularity intimidates his editors. No unknown writer could get away with the clichés in this book. Halberstam gives us “as if it had taken place just yesterday,” See Teammates Page 14
Brian Hartman Staff Writer
That’s it, Carroll College. I am mad. I knew they were going to do it again this year, but somehow I hoped things would be different. Yes, I’m talking of course about the gating off of Main Lawn so that it might look all nice and pretty for graduation. Fencing it was done far earlier this year then previous years, too, if my spotty memory serves me correctly. This really, really irks me, for several reasons. For one, what is Main lawn there for? To look nice for people who pass by? Here I thought it was a nice open area for students and faculty who attend the freaking college to walk across, play on, enjoy as they please. I mean, we’re the ones who get to see it all year, right? But no, apparently I’m wrong. Apparently Main Lawn is to look good for our parents, relatives, and anyone else who comes to graduation. It’s for their benefit we put up that awful, tacky-looking, green mesh for seven months so that it might look good for one single day. Oh, and even better: what if it rains on graduation? No main lawn for anyone! Then we all go inside! This is just ridiculous planning, and also deprives us of the beauty and use of the lawn. You might argue that sure, we can still appreciate the beauty of the place without walking on it… but who wants to see something look so nice within an ugly, green fence? I mean, what’s next? Maybe
in order for the college to be high profile, we should shut down Main Hall! Can’t have classes in it, it might get dirty! Or the dorms! Who wants to see some messy rooms when they could look nice and clean! Or even the Campus Center! Sorry kids, get your food somewhere else, we have to have this place looking totally unused for the graduation luncheon! In fact, if we could deport the entire student and faculty body to an undisclosed location for a few weeks, so we could clean up the place, that would be great! (Pause for breath.) Alright, I have come up with a few shoddy, quickly thrown together hair-brained schemes for your approval. Number one involves the heavy use of ninjas, which has several benefits: 1. Ninjas could cut through both the fence and also any opposition that may rise up against removal of the fence. 2. Ninjas would be impossible to stop! 3. Ninjas would be cheap to use because ninjas like cutting stuff up, and would probably do it for free. 4. Ninjas are extremely cool. And by cool, I mean totally sweet. So, as you can see, there are obviously several benefits to what I have deemed “Operation Shut Up or Face My Ninjas”. Wacky scheme number 2 involves a lot of gophers, moles, and various selected rodents to dig holes and tunnels in the lawn, possibly even spelling a dirty word (possibly “boobies”), and thereby ruining the lawn anyway. And of course, plan number three involves me taking a long nap. So I think for now we’ll go with plan three. But if you support my other crazy ideas, please send money to: Brian Hartman, I’m Making This Part Up Boulevard, Apartment No. Four seriouslydon’tsendanym oney teen, Please leave me aloneTown, WI. Thanks. I’ll be the one sleeping vigorously. And remember: MAIN LAWN 4EVER! (Note: the “4” is really supposed to represent the word “for” in that last sentence. Just thought I’d explain that to everyone. Because I’m really, really bored.)
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In the film Die Hard: With A Vengeance, the characters played by Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson use jugs that contain exactly three gallons and five gallons, respectively, to fill one of them with exactly four gallons. By doing so, they save the day. For a chance to win movie tickets, describe how to get one of two jugs to hold exactly four (4) gallons when the two jugs hold five (5) and seven (7) gallons, respectively. One randomly selected correct solution will get two movie passes and popcorn. Solutions must be submitted by noon on Wednesday, Oct. 22 to be in the prize drawing. Submissions can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Puzzler Answer’ in the subject line or can be submitted in hard copy to Professor Dave Feil’s office, 105 Maxon Hall.
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Thursday, October 16, 2003
Horoscopes Mr. Mysterio Staff Astrologer
Libra September 23 - October 22 If today is your birthday, good news! You managed to not die for another year. Whoopee. Scorpio October 23 - November 21 You’ll be stung and killed by a scorpion this week, somewhat ironically. Sagittarius November 22 - December 21 You’ll get a crappy haircut this week and there’s nothing you can do about it. Sorry. Capricorn December 22 - January 19 Look out! Squirrels!
Aquarius January 20 - February 18 Three words: Adult Entertainment Midgets. Pisces February 19 - March 20 Your love life will suffer when you realize that, sadly, you died in the early 13th century and now you’re just a ghost. Aries March 21 - April 19 All I can say is, I hope you like bunnies, and acid. Taurus April 20 - May 20 You will soon be visited by an international celebrity! Unfortunately, it’s Yanni.
Gemini May 21 - June 21 Be prepared for a hot night tonight! Turn the furnace off, moron. Cancer June 22 - July 22 Your ambition will take you to new places this week. Like the men’s locker room! Also, possibly jail. Leo July 23 - August 22 You look remarkably like Haakon Haakenson. Virgo August 23 - September 22 Death! Deaaathh!
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Oct. 18 Metropolitan Opera Auditions • Shattuck Auditorium • 10 a.m. Oct. 19 Metropolitan Opera Auditions Master Class • Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall • 12 p.m. Oct. 22 Women’s Soccer Game • vs. Lake Forest College • 4 p.m.
Oct 23 Men’s Soccer Game • vs. Lake Forest College • 4 p.m. The Italian Job • Oak Room • 8 p.m. • Sponsored by CAB Oct 24 The Italian Job • Oak Room • 8 p.m. • Sponsored by CAB Oct 25 Men’s Soccer Game • vs. Grinnell College • 1:30 p.m. Carroll College Choral Festival • Shattuck Auditorium • 5 p.m. The Italian Job • Oak Room
• 8 p.m. • Sponsored by CAB Oct 26 Youth Wind Orchestra of Wisconsin • Shattuck Auditorium • $5.00 admission • 7:30 p.m. • Call (262) 524-7633 Oct 27 Film Festival • Il Postino (The Postman) Italian with English subtitles • Campus Center Ratzow Room • 7 p.m. Oct 29 Men’s Soccer Game • vs. Beloit College • 3 p.m.
Halberstam’s writing tiresome, wordy Teammates From Page 13
“so many decades of heartbreak,” “their chosen field,” “to no small degree,” “the trip of a lifetime,” “the most [pick an adjective] of men,” “no small matter, “no small amount of time,” and other tiresome phrases. He’s also addicted to borderline-archaic adjectives, like “wondrous” and “superlative.” Halberstam’s worst authorial addiction, however, is wordiness. There’s nothing wrong with long sentences, as long as every word counts. But Halberstam’s verbosity clogs his narrative, like lumps in pancake batter. He describes Pesky’s pre-big league job as a minor-league clubhouse attendant: “It had been Johnny’s job
to wash the athletic clothing and shine the shoes of the visiting players . . .” Why not: “Johnny washed the visiting players’ uniforms and shined their shoes?” Another example: “That was the America that existed before the coming of the GI Bill and the postwar meritocracy, which made it possible, seemingly overnight, for all kinds of bright, young Americans, who would never before have had the opportunity, to go to college.” How about: “That America existed before the GI Bill [“the postwar meritocracy” is a separate idea that doesn’t fit in the sentence], which offered many bright, young Americans their first opportunity for a college education.” Halberstam obviously wants
an elegiac tone, since he’s writing about four octogenarian ex-athletes. But he confuses verbal clutter, hackneyed phrases and elderly words with eloquence. Covering similar themes, Roger Kahn (especially in The Boys of Summer) and Roger Angell have sounded that elegiac note resoundingly, because they are much better writers than Halberstam. It’s the difference, again, between reporting and writing. Whether Halberstam’s weaknesses overwhelm his strengths is naturally a matter of opinion. For this reviewer, they don’t, at least not in this book. The Teammates is still worth reading for its inherently interesting story, convincing portrayals and successful evocation of a period in baseball history that’s now as dead as cement.
Art around campus
Photo by Sarah Lasee
Junior Jennifer Azukas was one of many students from Amy Cropper’s sculpting class displaying her artwork around campus, Oct. 6.
Ross flips out Eve Jacobs Staff Writer
Something sure was cooking in this episode. Ross was so thrilled with Joey and Rachel being together that he decided to cook dinner for them. While Ross cooked the fajitas, he said he was fine with Joey and Rachel’s relationship. Charlie, Joey and Rachel, however, still wondered about him during the evening after he started to down the margaritas and carry the fajitas out on a steamy hot tray. Meanwhile, Monica and Chandler went to visit a family that adopted a boy. Chandler ran into the son in the hallway and mentioned to him that he was adopted and the kid totally flipped out – he didn’t even know that he was adopted! The parents didn’t seem too thrilled about Chandler spilling the beans at all. At the coffee shop, Phoebe’s brother Frank (guest star Giovanni Ribisi) stopped by with the kids and wanted Phoebe to take one of them, but realized that he loved all of them and didn’t want his sister to take one of them after all. Throughout the night, Ross drank so much that Joey decided to stay with Ross and in the morning they both had a talk about the whole Joey/Rachel situation. Ross realized that he
wasn’t really fine with it, but he wanted Joey and Rachel to be happy, so he sucked it up and wished them the best. Rachel and Joey’s first date – was it a success or not? It was pretty interesting seeing her slap Joey around. The whole first date wasn’t working out too well. Joey and Rachel tried to go further by making out and Rachel couldn’t stop slapping Joey away. Meanwhile, Monica and Phoebe were trying to avoid an old friend (guest star Jennifer Coolidge from Legally Blonde) who has a fake British accent. Monica and Phoebe tried to cut her out, but ended up chatting up with her again. Ross tried out a fake tanning place that Monica had been going to. He thought it would be fun to try out the spray on tanning and got more than he deserved. Let’s just say that he got more of a tan than expected. After trying to progress further in the relationship, Rachel ended up kneeing Joey in the you-know-what by accident and they decided that it was hard to try moving forward. Will Joey and Rachel last together? Will Ross become pale once again? How about Monica and Phoebe? Will they break away from the fake British woman? Stay tuned for the next episode in the final season of Friends.
The New Perspective
Thursday, October 16, 2003
Homecoming weekend magic started to shift. It was like Rocky 4! The Pioneers were making believers out of us all. They had only given up one touchdown and just needed to get on the board. Then, in the third quarter, junior quarterback Marcus Koronkiewicz hit sophomore wide receiver Adam Fletcher for a gorgeous touchdown pass to the back of the end zone for Carroll’s first score. Was this really happening? After all, it had been 372 days since the last Carroll victory. I had gone through about three different hairstyles in that time and maybe a few oil changes. Koronkiewicz found freshman wide receiver Cassidy Tribble in the end zone for Carroll’s next touchdown, putting the Pios ahead by four. There were still 14 minutes to go, enough time to give some of the older alumni heart attacks, but way too much
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Sophomore middle hitter Amy Brandt serves the ball to Ripon during the women’s volleyball game on Oct. 2.
Tennis closes out Another freshman leading the team is #3 singles and #2 Assistant Sports Editor doubles player Elizabeth Aebly. She went undefeated in singles Entering this season, the matches during conference play. prospects may have looked bleak “She just had a tremendous for the Carroll College women’s season for us,” Pruefer said. “So tennis team. The previous season (we) are always counting on her did not go very well as the team too.” struggled to a 2-9 record. In Another new addition to addition, last year’s number one the team is #6 singles player singles player, Amanda Marunde, sophomore Jennifer Tschurwald. is no longer with the team. Many Also contributing to the team’s people may have looked at these successes are sophomore Katie facts and concluded this season Bobholz and juniors Melisse would not be much better than Wen, Dionna Welton and Tracy the previous one. However, Gratz. All four are veterans of first-year last year’s team head coach Al and were vital Pruefer did to the success “It’s been a very, very not have this of the team viewpoint. this season. successful season.” “I saw “You kind Head Coach Al Pruefer of put all the some nice talent coming vets in there back from last and then the year’s team,” newcomers Pruefer said. that came in “I knew they put in a lot of and it has made for a very, very hard work over the summer. The nice season so far,” Pruefer said. returning players really helped us Also contributing to the success even though they did not have a of the team are sophomores Katie good record last year.” Begalke and Stephanie Rich and This attitude is only one junior Michelle Thomas. These of several reasons why the Lady three women did not play in Pioneers were able to finish the varsity matches, but played in regular season with a 9-4 record exhibition matches. Along with and qualify for the Midwest team manager sophomore Jason Conference team championships Memken, all three “helped in for the first time since the 2000 the success of our season,” said season. The addition of several Pruefer. new players to the team was also Next on schedule for the a giant boost. One such player is Lady Pios are the conference freshman Natalie Hahn. Hahn, team championships tomorrow from Mound, Minn., played in Rockford, Ill. and the singles both #1 singles and #1 doubles. and doubles conference champiShe finished the regular season onships this weekend in Madiwith an overall record of 19-7. son. Coach Pruefer expects the “Natalie has been a main post-season play to be challengstay of our team,” Coach Pruefer ing, but is not looking beyond it said. Pruefer said it was key that and hopes to make some noise. Hahn was able to step into the “It’s been a very, very #1 position without having any successful season and a most of the returning players to move rewarding season,” Pruefer said. up. He said this was important “But, our season is not over and because the veterans improved we are still looking to do a little and did not have to move up and damage in the playoffs and the face tougher competition. conference tournament.”
one of the greatest feelings in the world. For me, Homecoming 2003 will always be remembered for the upset victory Carroll pulled off. Thanks guys, for letting me be a part of it. Now moving on to baseball. The Chicago Cubs gave baseball fans in the Midwest something to cheer about by winning their first playoff series since 1908. If you’re a Brewers fan, you can jump on the bandwagon anytime you’d like. I’m riding it for a little while until they face the Red Sox. Ryan S. Watterson The Sox also gave people Sports Editor something to hum about. They completed a spectacular threeThe weekend of Oct. 3-5 game comeback to beat the Oakwasn’t just homecoming weekend, land Athletics in the American it was a weekend where the sports League Division Series. As of Oct. gods reached down and blessed 14, people across the country were 99.9 percent of us at Carroll. talking about a Red Sox vs. Cubs The entire weekend was abuzz World Series. with activity. There was the Major Now, I’m no football genius League Baseball playoffs, the Carbut I know that when roll homecoming football the Pack, the Vikings game, the Badger football and the Bears win in game, the National Foot“When was the last time the Carroll the same weekend, it’s a ball League on Sunday good thing. (The Patriots and a couple Carroll football team, the Packers, won too!) That way I soccer games. When was the last the Bears, the Vikings and the Badgers don’t have to hear all the excuses about how your time the Carroll football all won in the same weekend?” team lost. And they were team, the Packers, the exciting victories. Green Bears, the Vikings and Bay beat undefeated the Badgers all won in Seattle, Minnesota beat the same weekend? I don’t think I have the time to research time. I was holding my breath, Atlanta and Chicago pulled off a praying that we (notice how Car- heckuva upset and stunned Oakthat many seasons. The Carroll football team roll changed from “them” to “we” land. Be thankful. You may not gave me something to remember in a matter of paragraphs?) could see that again for eons. Finally, I had the fun task of on Oct. 4. Never in my college hold on for a win. I think that final quarter was announcing the men and women’s career have I watched a game that kept me glued to my seat for the most exciting 15 minutes I’ve soccer matches on Sunday. The four quarters. Well, not unless I experienced here in “the ‘sha” girls had a thrilling 0-0 tie against watched it on TV. Not a whole lot (Waukesha). Carroll looked more Monmouth in which goalkeeper of spectators believed in the Pio- like a football team than I’d seen Ashley Hess saved a penalty shot neers that sunny Saturday. I know all season. All of a sudden lanes with 10 minutes left in the contest that I wasn’t expecting a victory. were opening for the running to keep their undefeated streak With an 0-4 record and having backs, balls were bouncing our alive. Meanwhile, the boys were the challenge of playing Ripon for way and passes were being com- back to their scoring ways beating the homecoming game, the odds pleted. Finally the clock read 0: Monmouth 4-2. Maybe ten years from now, a were stacked high against Carroll. 00 and “we” as a student body For most of the first half, could celebrate Carroll’s first win weekend like this will come along we (the fans in the stands) saw of the season. It was a strange but again. Chances are the Brewers a different Carroll team. The great feeling. My only wish was and Bucks will have championdefense was standing up against that we could have torn down the ship teams by the time it does. If it doesn’t, just don’t forget that what Ripon and not losing ground. goalposts. The football team truly most of you witnessed Saturday of When halftime came around, the score was 9-0 in favor of Ripon. earned my respect that day. Being homecoming weekend was truly By then, the mood in the stands the underdogs and winning is special.
Intramurals under way Phil Daskam Staff Writer
Whether it’s for self-pride, to keep in shape or just for fun, intramurals have become popular with many Carroll College students. Intramurals have provided an organized way for students to participate in sports against fellow students. “Intramurals is a good way to stay in shape while your sport is out of season,” said sophomore baseball player Corbin Hollenbeck. Intramurals also give students an opportunity to play sports without taking up much of the precious time that students often do not have. “Playing intramural sports at Carroll College has been a great experience for me. It allows me to participate in an athletic activity, but does not require a large amount of time, which allows me to participate in other campus activities,” sophomore Stacie Hovik said. Despite the all of the praises for intramural sports there have also been some complaints about intramurals.
Intramural Schedule Current Session: Sport
Wednesdays 6-9 p.m.
Court Van Male Pool
Wednesdays 4-6 p.m.
Second Session (begins Nov. 3) Sport
Women’s Basketball Mondays
6:30-10 p.m. Ganfield
Wednesdays 6:30-10 p.m. Ganfield
6:30-10 p.m. Ganfield
You can sign-up for the second session in the Campus Center or you can register online at http://athletics.cc.edu/intramuralrec/intramurals.asp.
“Intramurals are a good time but [it] does get frustrating when there are no officials on the field. And you have to call your own penalties,” Hollenbeck said
about flag football and basketball. “I think with a little more effort and officials, the interest will grow and intramurals will be even better than they already are.”
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The New Perspective
Thursday, September 18, 2003
Pioneers rise to the homecoming occasion Bear Milne Staff Writer
Homecoming. The last victory for the Carroll College Pioneers seemed so long ago, echoing in the 10-game losing streak that followed, that it haunted the campus. A division rival, ranked within the Midwest Conference and an ever-savage opponent in seasons past. Cue a thinking quarterback, a decision-maker and leader, and a freshman receiver who’s there in the clutch. A tenacious defense with outstanding leadership and experience, tired of being pushed back, and hungry. There’s no “I” in team, or in coach. “Big things don’t change. Fundamentals, like ball control. We worked on our “T-N-Ts” as we call them, ‘takes no talent,’ – alignments, snap counts, assignments, and we worked everyday. We believe the only team that can beat us is ourselves,” said head coach Jeff Voris, ecstatic and dripping wet following his victory bath after the Carroll College Pioneers’ victory over the Red Hawks of Ripon College during homecoming, 13 - 9. Among the climatic chaos of chants was “Voris! Voris! Voris!” by his beloved team, the chiming of the bell never sounded so sweet. “Our players have a real passion for the game, and we can’t forget that. We have to remember why we play,” commented Voris. Amidst the antics of home-
coming, the trash-talking and bitterness of division rivals clashing and the stress of a losing streak, the Pioneers never lost sight of the goal in one of the most stellar performances of college football ever on Van Male Field. Defense wins ball games, and would pillar the offensive charge to come. The defense of both teams would be the true contestants of the bout, both teams brutalizingly marching back and forth, up and down the field. The question was who would hold? The Pioneers would hold the Red Hawks to a field goal and a touchdown with a failed extra point conversion in the first half of regulation play, with two of six in third down conversions, a fumble, an interception, and six sacks (four by sophomore defensive tackle Blake Fiorito). Ripon would never recover. “We’ve always had a big defense, and with a big defense you get a boost for your offense. We needed to control the ball, and they all played their hearts out,” Voris said. The defense would hold Ripon’s quarterback Matt Trickey to completing only 19 of 32 passes for 146 yards and the interception. Ripon only managed to rush for 112 yards with no scoring at all on three red zone visits, converting only three of five on fourth downs and five of fifteen on third downs. Trickey was sacked a total of six times on the day, four by Fiorito, one by defensive end Derek Dougherty
Photo by Nathan Brunner
A Ripon College player is taken down by a lone Carroll defender during the homecoming game on Oct. 4, which Carroll won 13-9.
and once by the other defense end, sophomore Bill Rather. Senior Brian Schuett led with 11 tackles on the day and big senior linebacker Steve Pfeiffer recorded the only interception. Enter the offense. Junior quarterback Marcus Koronkiewicz, seizing the helm of the Pioneer offense, as of the contest with Lawrence, completed 10 of 20 receptions in the first half, yet couldn’t muster the Pioneers into the end zone. In the second half, he completed nine of 13 recep-
tions and orchestrated a Carroll march up the field for two touchdowns in the third quarter of play, hitting freshman wide receiver Cassidy Tribble (eight receptions for 150 yards on the day) for one and sophomore Adam Fletcher (three catches for 18 yards) for the other. Koronkiewicz would pass for 19 of 33 with 213 total yards. Senior running back Tony Salvage was all but shut down the first half of play with only 16 yards rushing and two fumbles, one which he lost, yet the workhorse exploded in
play during the second half rushing 55 yards, including a burst for 21 yards on one play from scrimmage, and keeping the Pioneers alive and in possession. The following weekend Carroll lost 29-27 to Beloit College at Van Male Field. The Pioneers couldn’t hold onto a 20-10 halftime lead. The loss drops their record to 1-5. Carroll travels this Saturday to play undefeated St. Norbert College. The last Pioneer home game is Nov. 1 against Monmouth College.
Women’s soccer excels, men seek playoffs game when they tied Monmouth College, 0-0. However, the tie pushed the unbeaten streak to 21 games. The next game was one the Lady Pioneer’s probably will
came out and scored in the 22nd minute of play. They took that lead into half. But the second half What do the Ohio State would prove to be the doom of Buckeyes Football team and the the Lady Pios. Even though their Carroll College women’s soccer strong defense held Augustana team have in common? to a pair of shots on goal, As of Oct. 4, they both both of the shots proved had 19-game winning to be costly to Carroll. In “We are not playing up to our full streaks. the 49th minute Augustana The Lady Pioneers potential yet.” scored their first goal. Four won later that day to Sophomore forward Mike Wheeler minutes later they scored push the streak to a for the second and final remarkable 20 wins in time of the game. a row. They won very With only one home impressively with a 7-0 shutout remember for a long while. They game left, your chances to see against conference rival Illinois matched up well with Augustana this successful Carroll team are College. Unfortunately, the streak College on Oct. 7, but came up limited. The last game is Oct. 22 would come to an end the next a bit short with a 2-1 loss. Carroll against Lake Forest College at 4 p.m. on Van Male Field. Meanwhile, the men’s soccer team started the season by winning two of their first three games. Since then, the team has been mediocre at best. “We are not playing up to our full potential yet,” sophomore forward Mike Wheeler said. While the team has out-scored their opponents 18-14, as of Oct. 5, they only have a .500 winning Photo by Sarah Lasee percentage. FreshSenior Phillip Hackbarth looks down the field for a teammate as freshman man forward Joey leads Brian Potter of Monmouth College defends during the soccer game on Oct. Shoemaker the team in goals 5, which Carroll won 4-2.
Phil Daskam Staff Writer
Photo by Jess Jillings
Senior Katie Kronenke kicks the ball to a teammate during the game against Monmouth College on Oct. 5, which ended up in a tie of 0-0.
with six, and there have also been six other players who have scored this year for the Pioneers. “Losing to Concordia [University] and Ripon [College] were the two of the low points of the season,” said Wheeler. “I felt we had the better team but they showed up to play and we didn’t.” In the loss to Ripon, the Pioneers out shot the visiting Red Hawks 18-9 but lost the game 1-0. In the game against Concordia the Pioneers rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to take a 2-1 lead before Concordia scored
two unanswered goals at the end of the game. Wheeler hopes that the high point of the season is still to come because, as he says, there has not been a high point yet. They have beaten the teams they should have beaten but have come up short in some of the team’s losses. Upcoming home dates for the men’s soccer team are Oct. 23 at 4 p.m., and they round out the home season with a date with Beloit College on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. All home games are played on Van Male Field.