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THE NEW PERSPECTIVE Thursday, February 17, 2005 News Share your Carroll College Experience, page 5

Volume 28, Issue 7


Arts & Entertainment

Tsunami relief, page 3 Political freedom, page 3

Vagina page Name, Monologues, # page 11 Name, Art Crawl, pagepage # 13

Sports Track, page 15 Men’s Basketball, page 16

The Student Newspaper of Carroll College

Faculty approved to vote on union Mark DeBoer Staff Writer

In a decision handed down in January, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced the faculty of Carroll College met the requirements to form a union. This new union would be under the guidance of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). In the NLRB’s Decision and Direction of Election and the UAW’s Post-Hearing Brief of the Petitioner, UAW, both groups showed the amount of governance, managerial, and supervisory abilities the Carroll College faculty has is limited, thus granting the faculty the right to vote to form a union. To successfully form a union, the faculty must have the vote pass with a simple majority. At which time, upon success, the faculty and the administration would enter into collective bargaining, which is the main way a union operates as mediator between employer and employee. In such bargaining the union, faculty, and the administration of the college will come together to cooperatively work upon the issues in a give and take manner that the faculty claims is lacking within the current system of operations at Carroll. Many other colleges and universities across the country have petitioned for these same rights, some of which have been declined. The most notable exception and one the administration could use to appeal the ruling is the case NLRB v. Yeshiva University. In said case, the faculty was ruled to have complete authority over governance issues. Under the Yeshiva ruling a faculty must show they “effectively control or implement employer policy,” as the PostHearing Brief of the Petitioner, UAW stated. It went on to say in accordance with the actual Yeshiva ruling, Yeshiva, 444 U.S. at 691, “… Carroll College’s faculty are certainly not ‘substantially and pervasively operating] the enterprise’.” An e-mail dated January 27, 2005 from Dr. Lynne Bernier, Provost of Carroll College and Associate Professor of Politics, stated, “If the UAW is elected … the College can refuse to bargain … where it will argue … the decision in the case of Yeshiva University v. the NLRB

is also applicable to Carroll College because faculty are managers with effective control …” Similarly, President Falcone stated in an e-mail dated January 24, 2005, “In Yeshiva, the courts ruled that faculty at private colleges and universities affect the daily operation of their schools in so many ways that they are supervisors or managers under the definitions of [the] National Labor Relations Act.” Falcone went on to say though, “… I can assure you that nothing is going to change in terms of the authority … on campus. This administration and Board of Trustees will continue to decide how and where the resources of the College, especially its human capital embedded in its faculty, can be best allocated …” Dr. Deirdre Keenen of the English Department said, “I believe philosophically that any time employees want to unionize it is due to the failure of the administration, and I think that that is the case here. That for a long time, and there’s a long history of this, this administration has eroded faculty say in governance in ways that profoundly affect our working conditions and student educations here.” Keenen went on to say, “… we have tried in every way we can to address our concerns and we have been met with nothing but rejection, and we are at this point because it’s our last recourse.” When asked if there will be any benefits from the unionization for the faculty, Bernier said, “From my view it is not clear this will benefit the teachers … I don’t think that’s clear at all because unionization means that there will be collective bargaining. “… There’s a leadership group who appointed themselves, and they clearly believe this will be beneficial, and I think everything that I’ve heard them put forth is about faculty, and not about the quality of education. The UAW is not interested in students. The UAW is also not interested in shared government. The UAW is interested in salaries, benefits, hours, and related working conditions.” Dr. Kevin Guilfoy, newly hired Professor of Philosophy, stated in agreement, “I don’t think the unions deal with governing issues. Having a union representing you isn’t going to make the Board [of Trustees] See Unionization Page 3

Fenske moves out Alysha Schertz Staff Writer

Carroll College Director of Student Activities, Susanne Fenske, has left her position at Carroll and beginning second semester, took over the Student Life Coordinator’s position at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC). Her reasons for leaving were “two-fold,” according to Fenske, “I was looking for a way to grow professionally … and second, I needed to consider my personal life as my husband and I make decisions about having a family …” Fenske was hired in October of 2000 to fill the position of Student Activities Director at Carroll. Her job was to take over the duties of then acting director Patrick Peyer. Since 2000, her responsibilities ranged from budget signings to freshmen orientations. “… first and foremost to work with the student organizations. I was a resource to them.” Fenske mentioned she “loved working with the students at Carroll and will miss them very much.” She served as the College Activities Board (CAB) advisor and organized the programming on campus. Sara Bowlin, 2004-2005 CAB Entertainment Chair, has confidence that even though Fenske is gone, the student organizations on campus will “continue doing what we do best because we were under her guidance for so long.” Fenske also was involved in phase I of the Challenge Leadership Program, commuter issues, freshmen orientation and also served as the source of our campus announcement e-mails. “I was there to serve the students to the best of my abilities and went home very tired every night.” WCTC has given Fenske the opportunity she has been looking for to “grow professionally.” As Student Life Coordinator, she will oversee student organizations but she will also hear conduct cases, work on many campus committees and work on a wide variety of campus-wide events. Assistant Dean of Students, Patrick Peyer said about Fenske, “She has an amazing opportunity. We talked about it and decided together that she got this opportunity and it would be hard for

Photo by Jill Ridenour

New Director of Student Activities Patrick Peyer takes the reins from former Director Susanne Fenske this semester.

her to pass that up.” Peyer will be taking over all of Fenske’s responsibilities for the remainder of second semester. “Susanne is a big loss for us, she was a great part of the student life office team. She was very committed.” As far as the position goes, Peyer stated, “The position has been posted, and we’re taking applications now.” Peyer expects the duties of director to be his responsibilities for much of the remainder of second semester and predicts the position to be filled “fairly late in the semester, late April maybe, depending on the number of and quality of the applications received.” Peyer served as Student Activities Director prior to hiring Fenske, from 1996 until October of 2000. Peyer admits that he is going to be super busy this semester but said that Fenske was “extremely organized, she had second semester planned out as far as activities and he will be stepping in with week to week needs and budget requests that come with new ideas.” He is also utilizing work-

study students that worked under Fenske. Talia Proffitt and Jamie Stoegbauer both he said, “worked for Susanne and have a good understanding of what she was working on.” Proffitt complimented Peyer on his “excellent job at filling Susanne’s role temporarily” and stated, “It was very sad to have Susanne leave Carroll because she was excellent at her job … she was an inspiration to many student leaders …” Proffitt, too, has no worries for the student organizations now that Fenske is gone, again stating, “she was so organized and detailed that it’s easy to pick up where she left off.” Peyer is looking forward to more interaction with the student body, the kind of interaction he had when the responsibilities of Fenske were his own. “I am looking forward to more of the student traffic. I’ll get to know students that I haven’t really gotten to know yet.” Fenske is already busy with responsibilities at WCTC but said that “Carroll is a great institution and one I will always remember with fondness and one where I got a great start to my career.”

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Author On Campus On Wednesday, February 23, author Rick Bass will be on Carroll Campus. His itinerary is as follows. 11 a.m.: Creative Writing Discussion in the Board Room of the Campus Center. 4 p.m.: Discussion and Q & A session on Environmentalism and the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge (Board Room). 7:30 p.m.: Public reading by Rick Bass in the Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall, Shattuck Music Center. Wednesdays for Writers Amor Linguae will now begin it’s “Wednesdays for Writers,” beginning with Rick Bass’s appearance on campus Wednesday, February 23. The remaining schedule is as follows: March 9: 8:30 p.m. in the Coffee shop for Open Mic poetry

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reading March 30: (same as above) April 6: (same as above) April 13: at 7:30 p.m. in Room 124 of the Campus Center: English Faculty reading April 20: Century Magazine: student reading (date and location to be announced) Does the Cold War Matter? Carroll’s history program and the Cold War History Museum will host a panel discussion on the affects of the Cold War on the world’s lives today at 7 p.m. on April 18 in the Campus Center Ballroom. Panelists include Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, Gary Powers, Jr. and Dr. Ronald Kurth. Carroll students will receive convocation credit for this event. Career Day Carroll College’s Career Day 2005 is scheduled for Monday, February 21 in the Campus Center. The event will run all day

Crime Beat

property damage, only vehicle accident in Lot 3.

Campus Safety

1/26/05 Waukesha Police recovered a vehicle in lot 10 that had been stolen from Milwaukee.

1/11/05 Took report of a burglary to the Physical Plant building. Money was taken in the incident.

1/27/05 One vehicle towed from campus for excessive parking violations.

1/11/05 Took report of a four vehicle property damage accident in Lot 9.

1/28/05 Reported that a parking permit had been removed from a vehicle while parked in Lot 5 sometime between 1/20 and 1/28/05.

1/11/05 Took report of the theft of a computer monitor from an office in the Campus Center. 1/11/05 Several students issued underage consumption citations by Waukesha Police at Van Male. 1/12/05 Responded to a fire alarm in Otteson that had been activated while maintenance work was being completed on the system.

Jamie Slewinski, Jay Wendland

Thursday, February 17, 2005

1/28/05 Assisted Student Life with a person who was restricted from the halls attempting to enter. 1/29/05 Responded with Waukesha Fire Department for a fire alarm at Steele/Swarthout. A pull station on the first floor of Steele had been pulled for no apparent reason.

1/18/05 Took a report of the theft of an LCD projector from Main 101. The projector was taken on 1/17/05 between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

1/29/05 Discovered a vehicle parked in Lot 9 had been partially moved out of the parking stall it was in. The owner was contacted and they advised there appeared to be no damage.

1/25/05 Took report of a two car

2/1/05 Reported shoplifting from

and end with a 5 p.m. keynote speaker, Dave Vetta ’76, senior vice president of Private Client Group and a member of Carroll College Board of Trustees. Speakers will include Carroll alumni from the accounting, business, computer science, graphic communication and politics programs and speakers from Harley Davidson, Microsoft, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Northwestern Mutual, and the Assistant Chief of Police of Milwaukee. Dining Dish The Dining Dish will be held on February 23, 2005 in the MDR. Sodexo appreciates your feedback so come and enjoy the meal. If you have any small news notes or events going on in your department, office or organization that you want the Carroll community to know about, tell us! Send an e-mail to with “News Briefs” in the subject line.

Follett’s bookstore in the Campus Center. Assisted Waukesha Police in taking suspect from the theft into custody. 2/1/05 Took report of the theft of money from an unlocked room in Swarthout that occurred while the occupants were out of the room for a few minutes. Theft had occurred on 1/27/05. On 2/2/05 a second theft was reported from the same room with similar circumstances as the first. Money was taken in the second theft also. 2/4/05 A theft by known persons was reported to have occurred at a room in New Hall. Waukesha Police are investigating. 2/4/05 A theft of equipment was reported from the Theatre Department in Otteson. 2/7/05 Assisted Waukesha Police in locating three students wanted by police for an off-campus incident. If you observe suspicious activity on campus, please contact Campus Safety at (262) 524-7300. On-campus escorts are available 24-hours-a-day by contacting Campus Safety or by using an exterior blue light phone.

News from Another Perspective Compiled by:

Melody Koney Staff Writer

Fashion Police… Teens in Virginia may want to think twice before getting dressed in the morning. Now they won’t only be yelled at by parents and school officials for their choice to wear low rider pants, but they will be fined $50. The state’s House of Delegates passed a bill recently, to fine anyone who displays their undergarments in a “lewd or indecent manner.” But not everyone agreed with this decision. Del. Lionell Spruill Sr., a Democrat who opposed the bill, has said that this bill is an

unconstitutional attack on young blacks that would force parents to take off of work just to bring their kids to court. He has pleaded with his colleagues to remember the fashions they wore when they were teenagers. “This is a foolish bill, because it will hurt so many” stated Spruill before the measure was approved 60-34. It now goes to the state senate. The bill’s sponsor, Del. Algie T. Howell, has said constituents were offended by the exposed underwear. ( Taking too many lessons from Ozzy… A firefighter in Florida was charged with felony animal cruelty after biting the head off of a

friend’s pet parrot, and has been placed on administrative leave. Witnesses told deputies that Lt. Bruce Coates, 34, was at a party early Sunday when he took the Quaker parrot, valued at $200, off someone else’s shoulder, put the bird’s head in his mouth and bit it off. The parrot’s owner later called the sheriff ’s office. Coates told deputies that he had been drinking alcohol and could not remember what happened. However, he was apologetic and offered to replace the parrot. Coates, who has been with his department since 1991, will stay on leave with his pay depending on the outcome of the investigation. (

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The New Perspective

Carroll provides tsunami relief Josephine Ejebjork Staff Writer

As many students spent the holidays with friends and family, a disastrous event occurred in Southeast Asia. On December 26, 2004, a Tsunami hit the countries of Southeast Asia, destroying lives, families, home and land. The Tsunami was caused by an earthquake outside the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. The number of dead has now reached over 286,000. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as many as 5 million people in the area live without the basic needs for staying alive. They face the reality that everything they have worked for their entire life is gone. All over the world donations have been made to rebuild the affected countries. At Carroll College, students and staff have not only reached into their own savings but have also taken the initiative of organizing fundraisers to help the victims of the Tsunami. The white buckets can be found at various places around campus and the yellow food collecting boxes in the campus center and the recent basketball game where donations were collected to help the Tsunami victims. The brainstorming of ideas by Karen Windau, Amy Walker and Nikki Bruna from Student Life resulted in a fundraiser to help students donate money. Windau said, “We wanted to come up with a way to donate for

students that maybe only want to give $3. This is an easy way to do that.” To reach their goal of collecting $10,000 you can make your donation by cash, check or food points. Windau reports good responses overall but they have not reached their goal yet. Their initial cut off date of donation was Feb. 25, but Windau said that they have to make the decision then if they decide to extend it. All donations will go to the American Red Cross for direct help to the victims of the Tsunami. Daesaman Wimalasooriya, native of Sri Lanka and a student at Carroll College collects food and money for victims in Sri Lanka. It is Sri Lankans in the area that have come together to help their relatives and the people in Sri Lanka who were victims of the Tsunami. They send help to relatives in Sri Lanka who then distribute it to people in need. Wimalasooriya explains that most help from international organizations goes to the main areas, but they try to help the people in more rural areas. “It is definitely going to people who need it,” she said. She has set up boxes in the campus center for dry food and there is also a cash box. She is really thankful for what people have already done to help. “I want to personally thank them, I really appreciate it,” she said. Feb. 25 is the last day to

donate food because then a family will return to Sri Lanka and bring the food with them. “After that we only take cash, because it is too expensive to send food,” she continues, “with cash they can buy what they really need. There are so many that have lost everything they have, everything they worked for is not there anymore.” To find out what has been done in Sri Lanka through your donations, their website,, will inform you of their latest achievements. They have already sent 200 boxes of clothes and food and 4,000 bottles of drinking water. At a recent basketball game at Carroll College, on Jan. 28, over $1,000 was raised for the Red Cross/Tsunami Relief Fund. It was on the initiative from the Athletic Department that the fundraiser took place. They chose a game of which they hoped for highest attendance and instead of charging admissions, they asked for a donation at the door for the Tsunami victims. They also donated the profit made on concessions to the Red Cross. “The outcome was amazing,” said Kris Jacobsen, women’s basketball coach who organized the fundraiser on the behalf of the Athletic Department. She continues, “We received many positive comments and participation from students and the community.” As Wimalasooriya said, “I want to encourage everyone to do something.”

way, but I don’t think I should be judged for what I do think, whether that would come from students or a professor.” Even when it comes to disagreeing with a person’s viewpoint, respecting what others have to say is important. According to junior Jamie Lawrence, having information to back up what you say is not a choice, but a given. “I have no problem sharing my opinion such as when I am in my politics class, and that’s a big part of what you do. However, sometimes when I do share my opinion I limit things due to not wanting to be attacked by people who do not agree with me. I wouldn’t mind having a discussion or argument with people who have facts or know things to back up what they are saying. When a person can only look at you and say ‘you’re wrong’ but not have any reason why, then I don’t feel that’s right.” “I think it’s un-American when people don’t allow others to share their opinion,” says Lawrence. “In situations where you are free to express rights, I am going to. As an American, that is a privilege that not all others can have.” Being in a classroom setting, learning, sharing opinions and expressing oneself is all a part of being American. With this in mind, what causes a person to feel like they cannot share thoughts on political views openly in a classroom? Sophomore Jessica Gierszewski says that she never really thought too closely about her own political views. “When I walk into a classroom, I don’t immediately think of whatever comes out of my mouth is going to be processed

by my professor and classmates. I know some things about what is going on, but not the majority. If a person is brave enough to step up and say something, they should be respected, not jumped all over. Obviously they must have some idea about what they are saying otherwise they might not volunteer the information at all.” Junior Kristen Syrjanen feels her strong opinions should not be criticized by anyone, whether it is a professor or not. “I am very Democratic and think that since this is my opinion I should be able to express that no matter what anyone else thinks. If a professor were to ask me my opinion in class, I stated what I thought and then was criticized, I don’t think that is fair at all. If it’s what I think, then that is all that matters.” Junior Christy Connor feels that having an opinion should be based only on what you do with it. “Professors should have no say on what you feel about something. It’s your opinion and you aren’t hurting anyone, even if someone else doesn’t agree. If I wrote something or said something and that affected how I did in the class then that is ridiculous. Speaking your mind whether it is in the classroom or in class work should not reflect how people look at you, especially if you don’t share opinions.” When going into classrooms and taking on the ideas of politics, not everyone is going to agree. The important factor is everyone is allowed to their own ideas and opinions. As a student, being free to share political views should not be discriminated. Even if your opinion isn’t heard, it has the right to be expressed.

Are students free to be political?

Tracy Weckwerth Staff Writer

After the heat of recent elections has seemed to die down, thoughts move from what students feel in the real world to what opinions are expressed in the classroom. Students might say they feel “right at home” in certain classes, or at least comfortable speaking their minds without fear of harsh criticism. But with the nation divided so closely over supporting the Democratic or Republican Party, does a student feel sharing political views is something that should be left outside the door? Thinking back to months leading up to the November election, it isn’t that hard to find a time that a student could be on campus and be faced with questions or thoughts about what would happen on election day. The main question isn’t anything of that nature, but rather what was faced in the classroom. With talking to different students, having an opinion is a privilege that we all have. Even if the views of certain people are not the consensus of all, the right to express openly the thoughts on topics should be welcomed, even debated if it can be done in a proper manner. Junior Amanda Sipola stated that when it comes to political views it’s a complicated matter. “I personally haven’t spoken in a class on my political viewpoints but I think that if I wanted to that I should be able to without criticism. I also wouldn’t think in a class that a professor who doesn’t agree with me should say that my thoughts were wrong or that I wasn’t thinking the ‘right way.’ Everyone doesn’t think the same

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listen to you anymore [than they already do].” In contrast though, Guilfoy went on to say, “There have been overwhelming votes by the faculty that have been ignored by the President [Falcone] and the Board.” One idea Keenen, Bernier, and Guilfoy seemed to agree on was whether or not any collective bargaining would raise faculty salaries and thus costs of operations for the College on a whole, which in turn might raise tuition. Guilfoy stated, “Finances are tricky business. The money has to come from somewhere … [Yet] as near as I can tell the grievances aren’t pay related. There doesn’t seem to be any serious pay inequalities.” In an article in the Waukesha Freeman from January 20, 2005, President Falcone’s salary was placed at $298,134 in 2003, with an additional $35,601 contributed to his benefit plan. Putting Falcone only second in WI to the President of the Medical College of WI. Accordingly, Keenen responded, “… this discussion [of raised tuition] starts with the President’s salary. First of all, it’s a touchy subject for the faculty when we have a president that earns a shocking amount of money and then … with the benefits. To what extent will it raise tuition … we don’t want tuition raised. Education ought to be affordable, and one way would be to roll back the obscene salaries of the administration.” On this matter, Bernier said, “That’s really hard to know. It’s not easy to tell here. I don’t see how negotiations for salaries and benefits directly affect students, unless negotiations led to drastically increased faculty salaries and benefits, in which case tuition might theoretically

go up. We might also attract better faculty if all other things were equal.” While the actual faculty vote was on Friday February 11, 2005, there is a very good chance the results of said vote will be sealed until such time as any potential appeals from the College administration can be properly heard. Bernier implied this is not a “unified faculty.” Yet, Keenen seemed to be very positive about the success of the vote. Management issues do seem to be the major issue the faculty is trying to address. Keenan used the restructuring of the academic departments by the president and Board of Trustees during the 2004 summer as examples of the faculty’s lack of managerial say within the college. “Taking away departments … taking away chairs … taking away any venue where our voice could’ve been heard. “In those rare occasions when our voice can be heard it has no power. The administration can dismiss it, and there has been a record of continuous rejections of faculty concerns and grievances. Collective bargaining will … give us the opportunity to sit down at a table together … and that’s not something we’ve done in a long time.” “This [unionization] is an acknowledgement by the faculty that things are so broken that they can’t be fixed without outside help,” said Guilfoy. “Best case scenario, it’s happening quietly because everyone is deliberating and acting like adults.” “I’m altruistic enough to believe that academic institutions are places were people can openly speak about ideas without threat of retribution,” agreed Keenen. Bernier stated, “Bargaining means a give and take. Bargaining does not mean you get everything you want and the other side loses.”

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Letter from Student Senate President

Letter from Editor-in-Chief of ‘The New Perspective’

There is a need for a strong unified voice on campus that can create change. A group of Student Senators and myself are working to launch the Carroll Experience Campaign. This is an opportunity for the student body to express, through an open ended letter, what they, as students, have experienced here at Carroll. The Carroll Experience encompasses everything that one person encounters in his or her time at Carroll. The Carroll experience could be, but is not limited to your, academic experience, living arrangements (on or off ), social environment, campus involvement (organizational or athletics), interaction with faculty and staff, and campus climate. The purpose of the Carroll experience Campaign is to gather as many perspectives of what the students feel they have received from Carroll. The goal of the Carroll Experience Campaign is to find out exactly what the positive and negative aspects of Carroll are. Using the students’ perception the Carroll Experience Campaign will then be able to praise the accomplishment of college as well as advocate and fight for needed improvements. It is important for the student body to participate in this campaign because there is a need for a stronger unified voice that will create change to better the Carroll Community.

As a senior and Editor-in-Chief and active member of The New Perspective, I have seen many changes at Carroll over the last four years. I’ve seen Carroll split into “two schools,” prioritized, and, now, nearly unionized. I feel that, throughout the battle between the administration and the faculty, the student voice has been lost. While one side takes more power, and the other wonders what happened to their say in the institutional decisions, the students seemed to have been merely extras in this epic academic battle. A college is an educational institution, preparing students to enter the professional world. I’ve learned a few things since I’ve been here. and it wasn’t in the classroom … 1. Overcrowding is not only a problem in large cities and third world countries. Carroll has experienced its own problem with population control. To all of you in triples, I was there once too. The best way to deal with tense, overcrowded situation is communicate openly. Which brings me to point number two. 2. Effective communication is open to interpretation. Sometimes acting first, and discussing later produces results. Notice I did not say “good” results. It’s evidently effective to take what you want and explain later. Pillaging the spoils of this academic battle has become a priority. 3. In the end, all that matters is the bottom line. Even though we’re students and it’s our education and our futures on the line, what we have to say about why we’re at Carroll doesn’t seem to matter. We’re simply herded in, shuffled through, and shucked out. Or are we??? I am very pleased to team up with Carroll’s Student Senate to survey students regarding their experiences at Carroll College. Please use the page below to express your thoughts about your time at Carroll College. The relationship between the school and the students will remain stale and stagnant unless you - the students - make an effort to be heard.

Sincerely, Colin Huth Student Senate President

Sincerely, Amanda Bothe Editor-in-Chief

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Point / Counterpoint

‘The Vagina Monologues’ break the silence Craig Maniscalco Staff Writer

Ever since the birth of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues (TVM), it has brought controversy. Now it is coming to Carroll College. So, the question must be asked, does it belong? I feel it is important to address what I feel is the key point of aggravation from the conservative-types. Vaginas. It is the word; vagina. It is a word our society has become all too uncomfortable with. In grade school, I heard the phrase “dick” more times than I could count, but never “vagina.” It needs to be taken care of like other parts of the body, and requires just as much if not more maintenance. Some seem to like the idea that people get weirded out by the mere mention of words like orgasm or flood. I say, all out with them. Let’s develop a society that will not cringe at truth. Thank you Eve. Secondly, if you are reading this newspaper, you are reading a document comprised of information and opinions gained from less than, say, 50 people. I imagine there are about 20 writers and roughly 30 interviews in this paper. That is what has gone into this “news source.” TVM is based on more than 200 interviews with a diverse group of women from around the world. One might argue that it is not only more of an information source than this newspaper, but that it is consequently the schools responsibility to make sure that its contents appear on campus; but I will not

be that one. However most importantly, the presence of TVM on a college campus is the right thing to do. I do not feel that just because 90% of all proceeds ever made from college productions has gone to ending violence against women and girls (which it has), I mean that TVM is not just a play; it’s a method of expression for women. Both the actresses and the audience benefit from speaking and hearing the utterly honest words spoken from such diverse lips. People need to hear the stories of real women. Until they do, they can imagine that such problems do not exist in the real world. People need to learn that there is power in telling their stories. Women need to learn that their bodies are something they should be proud of. TVM accomplishes all of this, and more. For example, there is a monologue in the play performed from the perspective of a 72 year old woman. She is being interviewed about her “down there.” How horrible that a woman in her 70’s cannot even bring herself to name a piece of herself. Any open discussion of her fear with a doctor or any experienced women would have changed this woman’s life. This is what TVM brings to colleges. Knowledge. I will grant the TVM is blunt. I will grant that scare tactics come into play; however I will reference the fact that these are real interviews and scare tactics are in content not intent or presentation. However, I feel that it is all necessary. All of it.

How can a faculty union be good for students? Jim Sabol Special to The New Perspective Class of 1986

After reading the “Carroll Faculty Unite To Form A Union” story in the December 9th edition and I felt compelled to write ... Does this whole situation seem insane to someone other than me? I left Carroll College in 1986 and never really looked back. But this summer, I came back to Waukesha and walked the Carroll campus with an old fraternity brother. We stopped and talked to lots of people. One professor said something that sounded strange, “Carroll used to be a great place to teach.” I thought he misspoke and didn’t query him any further. But a few weeks later, I typed “Carroll College” into an internet search engine. The first article was about all the problems between the Carroll faculty and administration. To date I have probably read 100+ articles on the topic. It seems clear to me that problem lays squarely with the faculty. The administration and board of trustees primary mission is to maintain and continue to grow Carroll so it will be a strong thriving institution for all Carroll stakeholders into the future. Carroll almost closed in the early 1990s because of poor management. Yet, today most people would agree that the current administration and Board of Trustees have done magnificent job turning Carroll around.

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Most the faculty’s key issues involve who gets hired, who is retained, who is tenured and who is let go. The curriculum and direction arguments made by the faculty are really only false cover for these key employment issues. If student demand requires a change in curriculum from less chemistry classes to more computer science classes, fewer chemistry professors will be hired or tenured. Conversely, more computer science professors will need to be hired and tenured to keep up with student demand. No sane person would want Carroll to pay a professor full salary and benefits to teach only a handful of students or an empty classroom - and continue to pay the professor year after year until the professor’s 65th birthday, if the professor was tenured. What I really take issue with is the many statements by some faculty members that somehow the unionization of the Carroll faculty is good for the students and the college. And that unionization will somehow help the healing process between all parties. I am not against unions nor do I think they are bad. However, I do believe that people should understand what unions can do for its’ members and what a union can not or will not do. In the last 30 years unions have successfully won high wages for their members, but See Faculty Union Page 7


‘The Vagina Monologues’ offensive and distasteful Tyler Hahn Staff Writer

Does the Vagina Monologues belong on the Carroll campus? I don’t know. Ours is a Christian affiliated school, but I still respect the first amendment rights of those who support this play. I am a conservative, and contrary to what Craig Maniscalco would have you believe, the word vagina is not why I dislike the play. The problem I have is that part of your tuition money was spent to produce this disgusting, and deeply disturbing monstrosity. One of the monologues, entitled “smells,” has solely to do with the unpleasant and other smells of a woman’s private areas. Another has to do with a homosexual woman who gives oral sex to countless other women. It describes, in sickening detail, how this lesbian orally “pleasures” so many of her own kind. There is another monologue about a man who has himself castrated and has himself injected with female hormones in order to become woman-like. This individual describes having seen his baby sister’s vagina when he was younger, and so badly wanting one. Another monologue is about a 72-year-old woman (that’s grandma age), masturbating. One monologue, the one I found most appalling, was about an old woman who had accidentally leaked a fluid that was “not urine and smelled,” that “smelled like sour milk.” The play uses the words twat, poochie, cooter, pussy, and other horribly degrading terms for the vagina. That makes

about as much sense to me as blacks calling each other the “n” word. There are countless other examples of gratuitous, revolting lines. I hate the play, but I agree completely with the general messages of it. The scene with the “transsexual” contains many things that I disagree with, but I agree with the message of tolerance. The monologue about the woman “leaking” a smelly fluid churns my stomach, but I agree that we need to be more understanding. In fact, there is a monologue I am fine with the way it is, one about rape. It accomplishes it’s goal without being gross, or offensive. The themes of the play have so much potential- but the way the try to accomplish disseminating those themes is counterproductive. Almost any male and many females who would see this play would invariably be offended. We need to be more sensitive to women’s issues and we need to stop violence against women, and men; but this play does not accomplish any of that - VOX, the group sponsoring it, doesn’t either. Throwing sex toy parties and producing disgusting plays is, in fact, counterproductive. This play, and so many supposed feminists, hurt their collective effort to help women. We need more Phyllis Schlaflys, and less Gloria Steinems. We need more open, respectful, and polite debate- and less shocking, radical feminism. We need to deal with real women’s issues and not nasty smells. Go to the play if you want, but just remember- I told you so…

Bible Stories 101

Student silence not so golden are found in the order of Genesis, the activity of God doing the creating is celebrated in terms of WHO SAID WHAT. And God SAID, “Let there be light, and there was light.” Etc. And God CALLED the light day, and the darkness, night. The story of the call of Moses recounts God’s speaking to Moses, audibly and audible through the burning bush. The encounter continues through a conversation, with Moses listing the reasons why he’s not the right guy and God continuing to extend the call to service. When they get around to the anticipated encounters between Moses and the Pharoah, God and Moses

similar bullying, with such retorts as: “sticks and stones may break my bones but WORDS will never hurt me.” And then we mature some more and we admit how painful some hurtful words can be. We learn, sometimes too well, how a bitter word here and a spiteful word there can be manipulative. Name-calling continues to permeate our communications throughout life and in a wide variety of encounters. So, in the space of this article, William Humphreys we have illustrations of creation Staff Writer and destruction by way of spoken words. We are left to make the I was noticing recently that choice time and time again, quite a few college students many times throughout a single these days are pretty quiet. I conversation, to speak of word haven’t been noticing that when that is kind or rude, a they’re out drinking too word that is encouragmuch, but in most seting or deflating, a word tings, they seem to have that represents curiosity learned all too fully and openness or a word the lessons of “speak “And then we mature some more that suggests it comes when spoken to” if and we admit how painful some from a closed mind even then. “Children with thoughtlessness or should be seen and not hurtful words can be.” ill will. heard” seems to dictate For those who have the participation levels ears to hear, it seems our of students in many ability to speak should classrooms. And I’ve be put to good use, in been hearing a bit lately about faculty and administra- discuss what Moses shall SAY to the classroom when we could tion concerns for how some do Pharoah: “Who shall I TELL him contribute positively and in the bar when we should be saying to and some don’t have a voice in it is who sent me?” The Christian faith builds a friend that enough is enough. arenas where campus decisions on similar emphases on similar We should speak up when there are made. These observations have language: Jesus, as the Christ, is opportunity to do good as well lead me to notice the language is the WORD of God. In the as when some violence must be of hearing and listening and beginning was the word, says prevented or interrupted. We are all in good position speaking that is a part of Biblical John, the gospel writer. Jesus is, language. Beginning at the very we say, the word of God made to keep speaking the creating beginning, the early story tellers flesh, who dwelt among us. It’s words that have gotten us to of the first creation story, speak- an interesting lesson, isn’t it, that where we are. May the words you ing not so much chronologically we learn early in life to be tough speak and the words you hear be as the stories are told, but as they in the face of name-calling or good words!

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Eat Jimmy’s World

My Bergstrom H2Woes continue

Jim Verbick Staff Writer

As a resident here at Carroll College, there are certain utilities I feel I am entitled to: heat, electricity, internet and water. The heat aspect has never been a problem. With the exception of an outage or two last semester, electricity has been fine. Internet has been wavering ever since the sub-netting nonsense; hampering connecting to some online radio stations and restricting connection with some online video games. The water has been the bane of my existence ever since my arrival into the Bergstrom Complex my freshman year. In my freshman year, residing on the second floor of South Bergstrom, I had my first incident of water disgust. I decided to get a drink of water from the white porcelain bubbler (that’s right, not a “water fountain” or “drinking fountain”) in the hallway. As the water hit the surface of the porcelain, I could see brown sediment against the white background. I restrained myself from vomiting and decided I wasn’t thirsty anymore. Another annoyance fresh-

man year is a pretty basic water problem. While showering, the water temperature is subject to an extreme increase when a toilet is flushed. The worst part about this was that a flushed toilet on an adjacent floor could also trigger this. Without warning, a painful stream of searing hot water would rain down on some of the most sensitive areas. Fast forward two years, the current academic year, inside the third flood of North Bergstrom. For some reason during the period of 1 a.m. and at least 4 a.m. every night, all water that comes out of the faucet is steaming hot. Even if you turn the hot valve all the way off and the cold one at any variation, you still get the same result. This irks me most when I want to rinse the toothpaste out of my mouth. Not only do I have to put my hand under the spigot and cup a handful of pain-inducing water, but then I have to get a nice mouthful of warm water. At the beginning of this semester, the water heater decided to no longer support our showers. In spite of the water heater failure in the shower, the faucets continued to burn me nightly. Taking showers in the Bergstrom bathrooms was the equivalent to making snow angels in the nude. While it was quite hilarious to hear grown men scream out as they took their first step into the frigid water, it was no picnic to experience this first hand. I do commend Bergstrom Resident Director Amy Walker for handling the matter as soon as she could. However, the fact remains: I hate the Bergstrom water system!

The New Perspective

Old Farts Corner

The Carroll College cough experience

Steve Van Dien Staff Writer

Unlike every other column I’ve written, I’m writing this one with my chest on fire. OK, not really. But that’s what it feels like. Also like little green men inside my torso, cackling manically as they scrub my pharynx, bronchial tubes and esophagus with steel wool. Yep, I’ve acquired the famous Carroll College Cough. I may now join the wheezing parade flowing daily through our hallowed halls. The CCC varies from cougher to cougher. One hears fragile pops, cracking rasps and body-bending hacks. They create a kind of music (heavy on the staccatos), though not any you’d care to record. I’ve just stopped CCC-ing long enough to wonder where it

have not been successful in either resisting or creating industry/ organizational change. The fact is that any union’s primary mission is to collectively bargain for the biggest compensation package they can get for their members. The United Auto Worker have been successfully doing this for their members for decades and there is no reason to think that they would not do the same for the Carroll faculty. But when it comes to other faculty issues such as the direction and/or curriculum of Carroll College, I would suggest a Carroll faculty union would have about the same degree of success as UAW has had for its members on the direction US automotive industry - very little to none. Carroll will likely continue to change, grow, restructure to meet students needs and market demands - and ultimately a faculty union will probably have little effect on the long term future of Carroll. Bottom line, like the auto workers, the faculty may get more money, but they will have little effect on the direction of Carroll. Both sides will incur large legal and administrative expenses to negotiate complex contracts and maintain “union shop” work rules. Will the faculty ask for pay

increases to cover the cost of union dues and fees? Generally, most workers unionize to get higher wages, but I have not heard the faculty calls for more money yet, but will that be next? And will Carroll have to ask the students to pay increased tuition to cover all the additional “unionization” costs? Other colleges have past along the “unionization” costs to students. It seems some of the faculty are actively trying to push the notion that a union is good for Carroll by publicly stating that “We are doing this because we’re committed to students” or “Basically we are just trying to heal the college”. These statements are intellectually dishonest, feel good rhetoric and false cover to hide what the faculty is really after - their own self interests. “No one has mentioned money, noted Keenan” - not yet, but someone will shortly. I believe there are better ways to solve the current problems, keeping Carroll a strong footing for the future and finally healing the rift between the administration and faculty. The Carroll faculty does have many legitimate issues and interests - which deserve a fair hearing. But unionization of the faculty will do nothing but escalate the current battle, benefit the faculty’s own self interest, and do nothing positive for Carroll’s students and other stakeholders.

comes from. There are probably multiple factors, like flu bugs, sleeplessness, stress, and winter’s rampaging assaults upon our sinuses. Tobacco is another source for some coughs, though that’s one of the few vices to which I’ve never been prone. I do, however, have acid reflux, which could be part of the reason for my personal CCC. The other part or parts is/ are mysterious, given my recent medical history. Just before school started, a balloon seemed to be inflating every other day or so in my stomach. After some tests, the doctor discovered my tummy was hosting bacteria that cause ulcers. The only effective treatment is a two-week course of twice-daily antibiotics, guaranteed to kill the bacteria, patient or both. Those two weeks felt like pharmacological boot camp. The drugs had enough side effects to paralyze a rhinoceros, let alone not-so-little-old me. I could barely get off the couch – where I’d been staring blankly at the TV, wondering why everybody on every channel was speaking Swahili – to get some soup. My dizziness made that simple trip feel like walking a tightrope over a tiger pit. On Sunday, I finally finished the drugs and went to bed,

looking forward to lucidity and energy’s return – and woke up with the CCC. Go figure. Fortunately, near-nuclear cough drops and a steroid inhaler (from the doctor, not Barry Bonds) make it semi-controllable for me. That’s important, because high-intensity hacking can be dangerous. I know of at least one heavy smoker who coughed himself into a concussion. A friend, suffering from pneumonia, hacked so hard that she tore cartilage in her rib cage. Then again, the lungs, tubes, etc. are capricious. As a little girl, my older sister had hellish bronchial asthma. I can still hear her crying between her coughs during seemingly endless nights. Then she turned fourteen, started smoking – and hasn’t had asthma since. Did I already say “go figure?” At least the CCC creates campus solidarity. United we stand in our prodigious purchases of Hall’s Mentho-Lyptus, Nyquil and Vicks’ Vapor Rub. United are we as well in our desire to be rid of the $%*&*!!! thing, preferably yesterday. Well, take comfort in a simple fact: nothing lasts forever. Here’s hoping, fellow CCC-ers, that we’ll soon find more pleasant things to share.

Politically Speaking

Today a kiss isn’t quite a kiss

Faculty Union: Good or bad? Continued from Page 6

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Greg Rabidoux, Ph. D. Staff Writer

First, Happy St. Valentine’s Day. You will have exchanged chocolates, flowery cards perhaps even saliva on this festive and commercialized sweetest (not the “Sweetest Day,” that’s another card-giving occasion) day. Maybe you even chatted with your sweety about how in 269 A.D. St. Valentine was martyred for refusing to renounce his Christianity and executed by then Roman Emperor Claudius for defying his Unholy Emperorness. Before he went the way of the Gladiator though, our plucky hero Valentine left a loving note to the daughter of his jailer and signed it “from your Valentine.” Inspired to keep the romance of Valentine’s Day going strong throughout the year? I hope so. Unless of course your romance is same sex. Then, as we all are aware, this gets to be a knotty problem here in the US of A, 2005 A.D. Which brings us to the politics of why a kiss is never really just a kiss and why, nearly 1800 years after St. Valentine professed his love to a woman we can’t seem to comb the politics out of the hairy situation of same-sex love here at home. Which now leads me to the recent television (as in make-

believe) kiss between Marissa (spoiled bad girl wannabe) and Alexis (drifter, new bartender in town) on the predictably hip and popular show, “The O.C.” For you see, dear reader, just so there is no confusion here, the two characters involved here are both, are you sitting down?, girls. So what, you may ask. Old news. Lesbian kisses on television are getting to be so “been there, done that.” Ellen DeGeneris, the entire cast of “Will and Grace”, samesex kissing 24/7, old news. Polls continue to show that a majority of Americans are not quite ready, willing or able to “embrace” same sex partners becoming “highly visible” or fully accepted in what, from their perspective (the samesex partners) is normal behavior. In fact, the marriages that were consummated in the city of San Francisco prior to this last Presidential election with the full support of San Francisco’s Democratic Mayor has been blamed by both parties as a key factor in helping cost John Kerry the White House. And now, “The O.C.” Network, commercial broadcasting, and many viewers are pressuring advertisers and Congress to “do something” about the fact that girls can kiss on television and Hollywood money grubbers beam it into people’s living room. All for the true lust that unites all Americans, cold, hard cash. But just what would many caring Americans have our Congress “do” about this forbidden love? The President has repeated his call for a Constitutional Amendment to forever ban same-sex marriages across our fruited plains. Now, that does not seem to prove that in his own words, George Bush is a “uniter not a divider.” But then again, as Karl Rove, the campaign “architect”

made clear recently, it wasn’t those folks who re-elected Dubya anyway. The problem isn’t even confined to humans portraying lesbians or even humans who really are gay or lesbian. Bunnies have become hated symbols of all that is wrong in this country. That’s right, Buster, the PBS bunny who travels with his Dad, the pilot, and visits diverse families across America, recently wandered into some trouble. Seems he visited Vermont to see some maple syrup being made and along the way chatted with a same-sex lesbian couple. Now that’s just not the type of maple sugar many Americans want their kids exposed to, especially if it’s being paid with tax dollars. And they sure have that right to protest and pressure. Look, I’m no advocate of an alternative lifestyle, have always been happily heterosexual, but I am concerned that why 1800+ years after Valentine died we still can’t seem to get over trying to either legislate, punish or otherwise ban what seems to be something fellow Americans can’t deny or rid from deep in their hearts. Seems we have more concerning and really troubling items to focus our collective, united energies as a nation upon. Like, combatting terrorism, providing adequate health care, maybe even feeding our nation’s poor. Anyway, hope your V-Day was sweet. In Spanish, Valentin means brave and courageous. In our case it also means the name of our first born son who is both brave, courageous and yes, I must admit, my hermoso. Guess that’s why Valentine’s Day will forever be even more special to me and why I continue to be perplexed why a kiss is never just a kiss here in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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Rock the

Photo by Jill Ridenour

Shattered Red drummer, Marc, holds the beat for a hard hitting ballad.

Photo by Jill Ridenour

Shattered Red Singer, Johnathan, fills the microphone with his powerful vocals.

Photo by Jill Ridenour

Photo by Jill Ridenour

Shattered Red band memebers, from left to right, lead guitar Mike, drummer Marc, singer Johnathan, and bass player Brad lit up the stage with their booming sound and impressive stage performance.

Shattered Red lived up to their name as lead guitarist Mike is engulfed in the red spotlight.

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Lead guitarist, Mike, rips into a guitar solo.

Photo by Jill Ridenour

Shattered Red singer Johnathan and bass player Brad compliment each others sound during the performance.

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Photo by Jill Ridenour

Sophomore Ian Abrahamson on the keys takes a break from the piano and finds his voice on the stage.

Photo by Jill Ridenour

Sophomore Elise Duy gets serenaded by junior saxophonist Tim Kirschenmann.

Photo by Jill Ridenour

Photo by Jill Ridenour

Junior saxophonist Tim Kirschenmann pushes the soul with an improv solo.

Sophomore Elise Duy and senior Alexis DePetrillo throw it down on the dance floor during Solset’s performance.

Photo by Jill Ridenour

Photo by Jill Ridenour

From left to right, junior saxophonist Tim Kirschenmann, guest saxophonist Mitch Harrison, and guest trombonist Dave Jakab jam to “Funky Bitch”.

Solset singer, junior Jeanne Hudon turns the audience on with some Norah Jones.


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Health Happenings

Person on the Street

Kick eating disorders on Mardi Gras Jann McClintock Special to The New Perspective Jann McClintock is an Assistant Professor and teaches sophomore and junior level nursing classes. Jann is working on the development of the nursing program’s senior level to be implemented next year.

February is Eating Disorders Awareness Month. During this period, there are several special days that highlight the issues that face many young women and men. Tuesday, Feb. 8 was Mardi Gras, the festival for which New Orleans is famous. “Gras” is French for fat and “Mardi” is French for Tuesday. The holiday always occurs the day before Ash Wednesday, the day Lent begins. This “Fat Tuesday” has been adopted by professionals and individuals with eating disorders as the day to examine who you are beyond the number on the scale. “I am … More than What I Weigh.” The day is meant to provide individuals with an opportunity to examine their identity and self-esteem beyond media’s focus on thinness. The month ends with Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 27 through March 5, 2005. The week ends with “Fearless Friday” on March 4, a diet-free day of self-acceptance. Eating disorders have become an international epidemic. It is estimated that between 0.5 and 3.7 percent of females suffer from anorexia nervosa in their lifetime; 1.1 to 4.2 percent of females suffer from bulimia nervosa in their lifetime, and that between 2 and 5 percent of the American population experiences binge eating. Up to 19 percent of college-aged women in America are bulimic. Unfortunately, between 10 and 25 percent of the indi-

viduals diagnosed with an eating disorder will die as a direct result of the disorder. (Eating Disorders Statistics, 2005). The good news is that, with treatment, 60 percent of the individuals with eating disorders will recover completely. What is an eating disorder? Anorexia nervosa is characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss. Symptoms

Celebrities have problems too Jane Fonda Paula Abdul Fiona Apple Tracey Gold The Barbi Twins Courtney Thorne-Smith Elisa Donovan Elton John Kate Dillion Daniel Johns Victoria Beckham Carre’ Otis Jamie-Lynn Sigler Portia de Rossi Geri Halliwell Yeardley Smith Mary-Kate Olson Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Princess Diana can include: refusal to maintain body weight at minimally normal for height and body type, intense fear of gaining weight, feeling fat despite dramatic weight loss and thin body, loss of menstrual periods (for women), and extreme concern with body weight and shape. Bulimia nervosa is characterized by the cycle of binge eating followed by purging. The cycle is often secretive and can include purging by vomiting, laxative or diuretic abuse, or over exercising

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and fasting. The causes of eating disorders are multifaceted and include psychological, interpersonal, social and biochemical problems. Treatment of eating disorders is often long-term and may include a variety of treatments such as inpatient, outpatient and nutritional, pharmacological, and psychological care. The most important strategy is the prevention of these often life-long disorders. Some strategies to help prevent an eating disorder are: • Avoiding black and white thinking, especially about foods. There are no good/ safe foods or bad/dangerous foods. A balanced diet is necessary. • Avoid judging yourself and others based on body weight or shape. Weight says nothing about character, personality or value of a person. • Discourage the idea that diet, weight or body size will lead to happiness or fulfillment. • Critically view the media messages about self-esteem and body image. • Choose to value yourself based on your goals, accomplishments, talents and character. • Acknowledge the natural diversity of human bodies and celebrate your body’s uniqueness. • If you are concerned that someone you know has an eating disorder, express your concern directly in a caring manner. Firmly, but gently, encourage the individual to seek professional help. Remember: Take care of your body, treat it with respect and kindness. It needs to be fed, kept active, and listened to. Don’t weigh your self-esteem — it’s what’s inside that counts!

Who do you think will win best picture at the Academy Awards? Jamie Slewinski Staff Writer & Photographer

Jay Wendland Staff Writer & Photographer

“‘The Aviator’ for sure.” Sophomore Kyle Hawkins

“‘Sideways,’ because it is really funny.” Freshman Alethea Smale

“‘Million Dollar Baby.’” Dawn Scott, Director of Financial Aid and Carroll Alum

“I really don’t know. I haven’t seen any of them.” Junior Chad Carroll

“I definitely think that ‘Ray’ will win.” Junior Sarah Banaszynski

“‘The Aviator.’” Sophomore Jacob Werkheiser

“‘Ray.’” Junior Alex Stegeman

“‘The Aviator.’” Junior Tom Giles

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Thursday, February 17, 2005

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Celebrities help Tsunami Victims Helen Brewer Staff Writer

Recently the celebrity agenda has been very political and very focused on controversial issues facing our country. Now, however, celebrities have now come together over issues outside of our country, raising funds and support for the international Tsunami disaster. On Saturday, February 12, MTV aired the MTV Asia Aid Benefit Concert, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand. The concert featured not only American singers such as Alicia Keys, Good Charlotte, and Kelly Clarkson, but also Asian acts such as Asha Bhosle, Tata Young, and Amuro Namie. Directly following the tsunami disaster, a telethon was aired on all NBC networks to encourage American citizens to donate what they could. The Tsunami Relief telethon was started off by Madonna singing John Lennon’s Imagine, and the show continued

commercial free, with appearances by actors including Natalie Portman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Uma Thurman, Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore. Musicians Usher, Sarah McLaughlin, Nelly, Maroon 5, Eric Clapton, and many more made appearances as well. George Clooney (Oceans 11, ER) had previously produced a telethon that helped victims of September 11. According to CNN, the actor’s philanthropic efforts for September 11, 2001 donation telethon raised $129.5 million, plus an additional $12 million in CD and DVD sales. Clooney is not the only celebrity with a big heart. Actress Sandra Bullock (Miss Congeniality, Two Weeks Notice) matched her big heart with a big paycheck for one million dollars to the Red Cross for the Tsunami Relief Fund, according to a press release from the American Red Cross. Marsha J. Evans, President and CEO of the American Red Cross, is grateful to Bullock for “demonstrating

her leadership, compassion and belief in our global humanitarian mission. Other celebrities including Jackie Chan, Leonardo DiCaprio Kobe Bryant, and Jay Leno have donated funds to the effort as well. Celebrities aren’t the only people coming to aid of tsunami victims, the Carroll community is as well. Residence Life has started a campaign throughout campus encouraging students and faculty to donate $3, the cost of a latte. If every person in the Carroll community donated, the goal of $10, 000 could easily be met. Interested students who would like to help the thousands of people affected by this natural disaster are encouraged to do so. Those wanting more information should contact a member of the Residence Life staff. Whether a rock star, or a college student; whether a millionaire or donating extra food points, there’s often more that can be done than people imagine.

Bass presents original readings Mark R. DeBoer Staff Writer

I hope that everyone found their winter breaks to be wonderful with lots of rest, fun, and hopefully thought provoking art work. With the ever present reality of having to better ourselves through continual writing of new pieces, I would like to take a moment to remind everyone, including myself, that reading is also of vital importance to developing a healthy artistic lifestyle and our individual way of expression. It seems today that really good writers are hard to find. The market is so bombarded with pseudo-spiritual gurus preaching about one way of life or another, and the often times mindless ramblings of the fiction novelists of romance, mystery, and political intrigue and espionage. Thankfully, every once and awhile someone comes across my radar that definitely warrants passing on to those of like mind and is in every way worthy of the high praise that he is getting. Rick Bass, a contemporary author has written in both fiction and nonfiction genres and has both compilations of short stories as well as a novel. To simply label him as a naturalist writer would be to limit him to a group of people that often times can fall into the former of the two categories that I spoke of above. Bass is however a world class master of the written word, whose ability is staggering in capturing a landscape, human emotions and identities, and to portray stories that often times border on the impossible to relate to others. I recently obtained a copy of his newest book, The Hermit Story, which I’m very happy to say can be found in our own Carroll library, amongst several of his other books, and one story in particular caught my attention with such ferocity that even to this

date it lingers in my mind. Swans, a fictional story set in Idaho tells about the life the narrator had with his two closest neighbors, Billy and Amy. In a very down to earth word choice, Bass expertly weaved a story about Billy the woodcutter with an extremely acute awareness of nature and his wife, Amy, the baker whose bread was the treat of the swans living at the nearby pond. The story is gentle, and so precisely written that I can remember the times that I’ve spent in Idaho myself. Bass transported me back there, and crafted scenes that I could actually picture. The smell of Amy’s baking bread filled my bedroom as I lay reading the story for the first time. The sound of Billy’s chainsaw echoing through the woods and of his old truck lumbering up through the hills in the evenings with a full load of wood had me looking out the window towards my own driveway in search of visitors. Bass’ tact at dealing with such a hard issue as death and the subsequent separation that always tags along with it shows just how in touch he is with the very nature of the world and of Man. This is just one of the many beautiful passages from the story: “We blew out the lanterns and went back across the yard (so many stars above!) and into the warm small kitchen. We sat at the table, said grace, and began to eat, closing our eyes in the bliss of the meal. The windows, as ever, were wide open, and the night’s cool breezes stirred against our arms and faces as we ate. The wood stove creaked as the fire died down and the cabin cooled. Night and day; day and night. There is a perfect balance, a drawn and poised moment’s tension to everything. Is it peculiarly human, and perhaps evil, to try to hang back- to try to shore up, pause, build a fortress against the inevitable snapping or release of

the tension’s thread? Of trying to not allow the equation to roll forward, like riffle water over, past, and around the river’s boulders?” In the Bloomsbury Review, John Murray wrote, “Bass is characteristically Southwestern in independence, his restlessness, his humor, his vitality, his sunny outlook, his distrust of unchallenged authority, and his disclaims for affectation and pretense.” Rick Bass was born in Fort Worth, TX on March 7, 1958. Being the son of a geologist, Bass took an interest in nature at a young age, which shows quite clearly through his writing. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University in 1979. The Watch, a book of fictional stories set mostly in Texas, won the 1988 PEN/Nelson Algren Award. His other books deal mostly the more western regions of the U.S. Thankfully, due to the hard work and dedication of some of our faculty and administration, Rick Bass will be on campus on Wednesday, February 23. To start off his day here at Carroll, he will be in The Board Room upstairs in the Campus Center at 11 a.m. in a Creative Writing Discussion. At 4 p.m. Bass will once again be in The Board Room, leading a discussion and Q & A session about environmentalism and The Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge. At 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall, Bass will be giving a public reading of his own works, which is definitely a unique chance for all of us to connect with an author on a more personal basis. While it is unknown if he will be reading from new, unpublished works, or from ones that have already found their way into print, I’m confident that no one will leave the recital hall unmoved and uninspired. See Amor Page 12

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‘Vagina Monologues’ premiers at Carroll woman should be able to relate. After reading the play and sitting in on a rehearsal, this is This year, for the first time, a play that every woman should The Vagina Monologues will see at least once, if only to know be performed at Carroll as a that they are not alone in expeseries of benefit performances, riences that they may have had. in affiliation with V-Day 2005. However, she also has to say V-Day is the “global movement that the play will raise questions to stop violence against women that might be hard to deal with and girls,” as explained on the for young girls. V-Day website. Consisting of diverse “So there vagina inter- cast, the play features both views, which became vagina student and faculty actresses. monologues,” a line in the In addition to seeing the play play, sums up the structure of four times, this is the second the play. Eve Ensler, the play- performance in which Deirdre wright, interviewed women of Keenan of the English division all nationalities, ages and sexual will participate. orientations, turning the inforDirected by senior Jenny mation she received into a series Kosek and produced by freshof monologues and group pieces man Craig Maniscalco, the for her play. play will be The main performed focus of Febr uar y the play is 24 at 7:00 to make p.m., Febw o m e n “The play deals with a range ruary 25 at comfortable of subjects, each essential in 8:00 p.m. with their and Februsexuality ary 26 at it’s own way.” and who 2:00 p.m. they really All perare, conformances veying the will be at message that Otteson all women, no matter how dif- Mainstage Theatre. ferent they are, have at least one VOX, the student orgathing in common – vaginas. nization, dedicated to ending “The play doesn’t make violence against women, proany apologies for [what] it is, it moting gender equality and just screams it out loud,” senior promoting knowledgeable Rachael Jonen, an actress in the reproductive choices, encourplay said. ages viewers to stay after the Indeed, the play doesn’t try play for talk-backs, displays in to hide its uncomfortable sub- the lobby and conversations ject; it brings it out in full force. with the actresses. The play deals with a range of Tickets are on sale at the subjects, each one essential in Carroll College box office for its own way. From a group $10, with 90 percent of the scene about getting first periods proceeds going to The Women’s to a monologue about what the Center, Safety & Justice in women’s vaginas would say if Juarez, Mexico and the Orgathey could talk, the play has at nization for Women’s Freedom least one thing to which every in Iraq.

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Oscars recognize 2004 film successes and advances Andrea M. Janey Arts & Entertainment Editor

With the Hollywood awards season well underway, Oscar time is one of the biggest nights in film. The Academy of Arts and Sciences is preparing for the 77th annual Academy Awards ceremony, recognizing talent for both dramatic and technical achievements, to be held at the Kodak Theatre. The Academy Awards ceremony began in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, recognizing many of the same categories that will be awarded on Oscar night. Over the years, many aspects of the Academy

Awards that movie fans and Hollywood looks forward to have remained the same, while others have changed. At one time the winners were printed in the evening edition of the New York Times, so the sealed ballot system was put in place in the following year. The awards changed as well, increasing from 15 in 1929 to 24 for this year’s high profile event. While only a select few of the awards will be presented at the televised ceremony, awards for foreign films and many other technical elements will be presented at a separate ceremony on February 12 and February 26, respectively. Although these

awards aren’t televised, they do receive mention during the primetime broadcast. The 77th Annual Academy Award nominees have a mixture of past nominees such as Clint Eastwood, who’s nominated for

Grammy Winners Check out the winners of the 2005 Grammy Awards on page 13 Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Picture for his work in Million Dollar Baby, a film about a Los Angeles trainer who refuses to train a young woman determined to become a champion boxer.

Eastwood previously won awards for best film, acting, and directing in 1992 and 2003 for Unforgiven and Mystic River, but he isn’t the only member of the Million Dollar Baby cast to be nominated for work on the film. Hillary Swank, who won for Best Actress in 1999 for Boys Don’t Cry, is nominated for Best Actress; Morgan Stern, nominated for Best Supporting Actor, received nominations in 1987, 1989, and 1994. The Aviator, staring Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchet, is nominated for several awards, including best picture. This biographic account of Howard Hughes, a Hollywood

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mogul and experimental pilot, deals with his personal successes and mental illness. DiCaprio, nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1993 for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, is nominated for Best Actor, while Blanchet was nominated for Best Actress in Elizabeth in 1998. Alan Alda, best known for his work on M*A*S*H*, received his first nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his work in The Aviator. Johnny Depp received his first nomination for Leading Actor in 2003 for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, and is once again nominated for Best Picture as Sir James Matthew Barrie in Finding Neverland, a story about the author (Barrie) and his real life inspiration for writing Peter Pan. Jamie Foxx is nominated for Lead Actor in Best Picture nominee, Ray, the biographic story of musician Ray Charles. Foxx is also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Collateral, making his dual nominations his first two. Sideways, a film about two friends taking a pre-wedding trip through California’s wine country, only to find themselves in crazy situations as they tour the coast, get involved with women prior to the wedding. Nominated for Best Picture, the film also earned Thomas Haden Church and Virginia Madsen their first nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively. Whether a fan of the nominated films, or movies in general, the Academy Awards recognizes the achievements in film. Airing February 27 at 7 p.m. on ABC, viewers can watch along with millions of people around world as Hollywood celebrates yet another year in film.

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Lastly, I am very proud to say that in a joint effort between Professor Michael Kula of the English division and myself, we are hoping that the announcement of a new program on campus will be met with great success. “Wednesday’s for Writers” will officially begin with the evening reading of Rick Bass, and will continue on for the rest of the semester with open microphone poetry readings, faculty readings, and a Century Magazine release party and student reading. The first open mic reading will be on March 9 in the Coffee Shop at 8:30 p.m. Come to listen, come to read, come to just be a part of it all and see where you might fit in, because everyone who has ever picked up a pen and wrote definitely has place at the table. Every voice will be listened to, every word hung upon until the next breaks over us like a wave, and the celebration of the word will continue on through the love that we all share for it. Any poems, shorter stories, or essays should be sent to with a limit of around two hundred words or less.

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2005 Grammy Award Take an Art Crawl through Waukesha winners Out and About

a small back room that you would not see unless you were looking, Staff Writer that contains his most prized When I decided to take work. I say most prized, but I do on the daunting task of finding not necessarily mean best. From something to do in Waukesha, what I could tell, it was a room I realized that as an 18 year old, of earlier work, and work that my options were limited and it held great personal meaning to would be hard to connect with a Ashton, none of it is for sale, and wide audience. My first idea was almost none of it abstract. It is a pool. Pool is an ageless sport that very different sort of gallery and I is fun and cheap. But while walkhighly recommend that if visiting ing through Waukesha, I noticed Ashton’s gallery, you ask him to a sign for the Art Crawl and show you the room I am talking stepped in to Ashton Arts Gallery about. to see what it was all about. We also had time to stop I stayed for about 20 minat Sprizzo’s Gallery Caffe. I say utes talking with Mr. smelly and modern, Ashton, a conversaAmanda says eccentric, tional cheery old genthe Simon Loft Gallery, tleman and he briefly “Each gallery has something different to offer which I think is unique explained the history and worth a stop, visitors and changes on a regular basis.” of the Art Crawl to Amanda says interestme. Started seven years ing but maybe not so ago by Jeff Sprizzo, worth it, Gallery 380, owner of Sprizzo GalI say small and horsey, lery Caffe, the Art Crawl was an ion, called the gallery “Antiquey,” Amanda says quaint and femieffort to improve the image of which is now a word as it is pub- nine, and the Art Academy. The downtown Waukesha and the lished in a newspaper. jewel of the Art Academy? Look From there we stopped at above the water. art community. Since then, there are now about five Art Crawls the Goff House Gallery, which We felt it was getting late and throughout the year, with the housed 12 artists’ work in mul- decided to go see a movie, but we tiple mediums, my favorite had one final stop as part of the next one scheduled for May 7. The whole idea of the Art being the work of Susan Bailey, Art Crawl, the art galleries on Crawl sounded pretty interesting, a seamstress and fabric artist. campus, which housed the work so I decided to bring my girl- Amanda called the Goff House of area art teachers and I consider friend, Amanda, along to enjoy “modern contemporary:” I call it to be the highest quality art on it orange. Go check it out. You’ll the crawl. the arts together. We left campus at about see. They did have a nice selection Each gallery has something 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, of cheeses though. different to offer visitors and The Ashton Arts Gallery, changes on a regular basis. All walking. The entire trip turned also housing the individually in all, it was a good time, and I out to be a beautiful comfortable walk through downtown crafted cribbage boards and would do it two or three times a Waukesha. Our first stop would woodwork of Mark Wittmann, year quite happily. I would recbe what I considered to be the was a very modern shiny gallery. ommend everybody try it at least best, the James Store Gallery on His work is very good, but the once. It was a good time, and Broadway. We only stopped at a word that I feel best describes it is would work as a inexpensive date, few places during the night, so Rorschachesque; Amanda’s word, allowing people to enjoy the art, we didn’t see everything, but I abstract. We had a good time as well as each other’s company. felt that the James store gallery walking through the gallery pick- While I enjoyed the Art Crawl, if was the most diversified. When ing dragons, dolphins, a sitting it were to fall on the same day as a we walked in, besides a sticky dog out of the colorful textured pool tournament, you would find door, we were met by a strangely art. However what I feel was the me with pool cue in hand. homelike feel and smell, not what real gem of Ashton’s gallery was in

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I was expecting from an art gallery. There were furniture designs, which I thought were very inventive, a wide variety of paintings and photographs, a number of sculptures and jewelry, as well as snacking food, however, possibly the most interesting room, wasn’t on the main level, but instead was the basement. It is a collection of old artifacts, books, and paintings. There is a loom, some very old Popular Mechanic’s magazines, and as an avid pool fan, an attractive painting of a “Billiards and Saloon” parlor. Amanda, my contemporary minded compan-

Cast of ‘Monologues’

Album Of The Year Genius Loves Company, Ray Charles & Various Artists,

Record Of The Year Here We Go Again, Ray Charles & Norah Jones

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Sunrise, Norah Jones Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Daughters, John Mayer Best New Artist Maroon 5

Best Rock Album American Idiot, Green Day

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance If I Ain’t Got You, Alicia Keys

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance Call My Name, Prince

Best R&B Album The Diary Of Alicia Keys, Alicia Keys Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals Heaven, Los Lonely Boys Best Contemporary R&B Album Confessions, Usher Best Rap Solo Performance 99 Problems, Jay-Z Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group Best Rap/Sung Let’s Get It Started, Collaboration The Black Eyed Peas Yeah!, Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris Best Rap Album The College Dropout, Best Female Country Kanye West Vocal Performance Redneck Woman, Gretchen Wilson Best Dance Recording Toxic, Britney Spears Best Male Country Vocal Performance Live Like You Were Dying, Tim McGraw Best Country Collaboration With Vocals Portland Oregon, Loretta Lynn & Jack White Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals Top Of The World, Dixie Chicks Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Stardust...The Great American Songbook Volume III

Best Country Album Van Lear Rose, Loretta Lynn

Best Electronic/Dance Album Kish Kash, Basement Jaxx

Best Rock Performance Best Solo Rock Vocal PerformanceBy A Duo Or Group With Vocals Code Of Silence, Bruce Springsteen Vertigo, U2

Best Metal Performance Whiplash, Motörhead

Best Hard Rock Performance Slither, Velvet Revolver

SoCal Punk returns with Unwritten Law Mike Justman Staff Writer

Photo by Jill Ridenour

Part of the Vagina Monologues team gets ready for their performances on February 24 at 7pm, February 25 at 8pm, and February 26 at 2pm on the Otteson Theatre’s Mainstage .

Finally, the gentlemen of the SoCal punk scene hit us with a new release, Here’s to the Mourning. The last we heard from Unwritten Law, they released Elva back in 2002, then an acoustic album, Music in High Places that was recorded in Yellowstone National Park. I wasn’t quite sure how this CD was going to sound. After all, Adrian Young, No Doubt’s drummer, recorded eight of the 12 songs after Unwritten Law parted ways with original drummer, Wade. Wade was an amazing drummer on past albums, so I had no idea how anyone else could get on that level. After listening to the album about three times the night I bought it, I loved it! The sound is completely different then Elva, which was a pretty good CD. The intro to Here’s to the Mourning is a short drum machine dance song that

flows into Get Up. A heavier punk sound that is present on the majority of the album. What’s unique about it is the different moods on the songs. For example, She Says, is about Scott Russo, the lead singer getting into fights with his girlfriend, rather Because of You is about the love he has for her. If you look at their single Save Me (Wake Up Call), it’s about drug addictions and loneliness. Other great songs with several types of different moods for this album are Lost Control, Walrus, Celebration Song and Rejections Cold. “Walrus” is the most mellow song on the album bringing you back to the acoustic album. Overall, Here’s to the Mourning is incredibly awesome. All of the songs are catchy and full of the energy that made Unwritten Law well known. I’d recommend this CD to any Unwritten Law fan, or punk fan in search of a solid and slightly diverse album.

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Ms. Mystique Staff Astrologer

Capricorn December 22 - January 19 You think you would have learned the perils of carrying pencils in your pocket by now. It’s all fun until someone loses an … eye? Aquarius January 20 - February 18 That candy you found under your couch from Halloween is still good … don’t believe the “expiration date,” it is simply a government conspiracy to make you throw away perfectly good candy that they can steal for themselves. MAKE THEM BUY THEIR OWN!!! Pisces February 19 - March 20 You woke up this morning in a blanket next to someone you thought you knew … look closer, they really aren’t who you thought they were! Aries March 21 - April 19 Your Internet port will be turned off for no reason, and ITS will be unable to explain why. Luckily a lifetime of disappointment has prepared you for this moment. Taurus April 20 - May 20 Despite the recent heat wave, it is still technically illegal to go “European” outside. It is not permitted inside either, Uggos! Gemini May 21 - June 21 Beware of someone you meet on the Internet. Just as you are lying about yourself to them,

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they could be telling the truth to you … now that is scary. Cancer June 22 - July 22 Your “vixen” shirt will work wonders when you go out with some friends. Unfortunately it will attract the attention of a scary townie. Make sure your wing man is close by at all times. Leo July 23 - August 22 You will find your roommate’s hidden fetish: yellow ducks. I know they are scary, but remember they can smell fear. Virgo August 23 - September 22 Yes, just as you thought the Mooninites ARE here to enslave your people, all efforts to resist are futile. If this means anything, you had a very lonely Valentine’s Day. Libra September 23 - October 22 The moons of Jupiter have aligned in a line tangent to the Earth have you all confused … maybe you should have paid more attention in your math classes. Scorpio October 23 - November 21 With the recent weather changes, your internal temperature is heating up. Good luck finding that special someone, they don’t exist. Sagittarius November 22 - December 21 Not everything you read on those candy hearts is true, they’re just trying to get into your pants … pockets that is.

Laugh it up

February 17 Extremities • 7 p.m. • Otteson Mainstage Theatre Carroll Idol • 9 p.m. • Pioneer Indoor Terrace February 18 Extremities • 8 p.m. • Otteson Mainstage Theatre 3rd Annual InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Lock-in • 9 p.m.-4 a.m. • Ganfield Exhibit: Steve Burnam: Recent work • Rowe Art Gallery February 19 Extremities • 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. • Otteson Mainstage Theatre Women’s Basketball • v. Lawrence University • 2 p.m. • Van Male Field House Men’s Basketball • v. Lawrence University • 4 p.m. • Van Male Field House Carroll College/High School Jazz Fest • Shattuck Music Center • Closing concert • 4:30 p.m. Carroll Idol Final with Live Band Karaoke • 8 p.m. • Stackner Ballroom Exhibit: Steve Burnam: Recent work • Rowe Art Gallery February 20 Extremities • 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. • Otteson Mainstage Theatre Bass-baritone Antonio RodriguesPavao and tenor Steven RodriguesPavao, performance • 4 p.m. • Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall Carroll Art Students Union (CASU) awards ceremony • 6:30 p.m. • Marceil Pultorak Atrium Gallery.

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Cruise the Campus CASU: Juried mixed media student show • Opening reception • 5:30- 7:30 p.m. • Marceil Pultorak Atrium Gallery Exhibit: Steve Burnam: Recent work • Rowe Art Gallery February 21 Career Day 2005 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • Campus Center Exhibit: Steve Burnam: Recent work • Rowe Art Gallery Couch Potato Competition • 4:30 p.m. • Pioneer Indoor Terrace Couch Potato Competition • 9 p.m. • Swarthout Lounge February 22 Senior Information Fair • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • Campus Center lobby Exhibit: Steve Burnam: Recent work • Rowe Art Gallery Amazing Race Scavenger Hunt • 6 p.m. February 23 Author Rick Bass • 7:30 p.m. • Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall Exhibit: Steve Burnam: Recent work • Rowe Art Gallery The Dating Game • 8 p.m. • Pioneer Indoor Terrace February 24 Vagina Monologues • 7 p.m. • Otteson Mainstage Theater • Tickets, $10 adults and $8 seniors Exhibit: Steve Burnam: Recent work • Rowe Art Gallery Freeze Factor • 8 p.m. • Ballroom

February 25 Vagina Monologues • 8 p.m. • Otteson Mainstage Theatre Exhibit: Steve Burnam: Recent work • Rowe Art Gallery Friday Night Live • 8 p.m. • Ballroom February 26 Vagina Monologues • 2 p.m. • Otteson Mainstage Theatre • Tickets, $10 adults and $8 seniors Exhibit: Steve Burnam: Recent work • Rowe Art Gallery February 27 Exhibit: Steve Burnam: Recent work • Rowe Art Gallery February 28 Exhibit: Steve Burnam: Recent work • Rowe Art Gallery March 1 Waukesha Symphony Orchestra, “Sparkling Masterpieces,” • 7:30 p.m • Shattuck Music Center • Call (262) 547-1858 for tickets Exhibit: Steve Burnam: Recent work • Rowe Art Gallery March 2 Mr. Bergs Competition • 9:00 • North Bergstrom Hall Lounge Exhibit: Steve Burnam: Recent work • Rowe Art Gallery March 3 Exhibit: Steve Burnam: Recent work • Rowe Art Gallery Organizing an event on campus? Want some free publicity? Send the details to with ‘Cruise the Campus’ in the subject line at least two weeks in advance for publication.

Calendar boys

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Comedian Alexandra McHale makes the crowd roar with laughter in the PIT.

Senior Andrew Gerry takes a look at the Paper’s new calendar that senior Erick Anderson displays. Some of the proceeds will go to the Tsunami Relief Effort.

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4th and Long

Dynasty? Well, I guess...

Pete Seroogy Sports Editor

The Patriots, oh, the Patriots…what a friggin dynasty. Who knew that keeping your mouth shut, working hard, and playing like a team would win you three out of four Super Bowls? Obviously not the rest of the league. But really, what goes into this “dynasty” and how is the newly knighted “genius” Bill Belichick any different that most other teams? Bill Belichick is the most recently named “genius” or “guru” of the NFL. The NFL loves to throw these titles around (If you remember Mike Martz, St. Louis Rams head coach, was an offensive “genius” a couple years ago and now he’s teetering on the edge of unemployment because of his play calling choices.), and Belichick is the most recent. Granted, he took a team with no outstanding players, no superstars, so they say, to

three Super Bowls and won them all. But are the Patriots really so low on talent? Tom Brady is a superstar, no matter what anyone says. Once you’re being seriously compared to Joe Montana, that elevates you to superstar level. What about Adam Vinatieri, the most clutch kicker in recent memory, maybe (probably) ever. That’s a superstar. Corey Dillon was hated in Cincinatti, because he hated losing, but gave them 1100 plus yards in six consecutive seasons, before getting injured and run out of town by Rudi Johnson. Then he went to the Patriots, did what he always did, and everyone was shocked that he did exactly what he’s always done. Played hard and got the tough yards. He may not be a superstar, but he’s a damn good running back who is easily in the top ten in the NFL. I think that the Patriots refuse to admit that they’ve got superior talent on their team. They don’t want anything to take away from their “mystique” that makes them the underdog where ever they play. But face it, the underdog card doesn’t work anymore. They made it through four seasons where they didn’t have the crosshairs on their backs because they were the “underdogs.” After going 14-2 for both of the past two seasons, somebody better line up these guys and take their shots. I’d like to see the Steelers

do it. Ben Roethlesburger is a major talent that they can work with and enjoy as he develops. Big Ben, as he’s affectionately called in the steel city, is young, with a cannon arm, and most importantly, he’s got a good surrounding cast. Next year won’t be as easy for him. Teams will know better how to exploit his weaknesses, but with Bill Cowher entering his 4,000th (at least it seems that long) season as head coach of the Steelers, he’s got him doing all the right things. Not too much pressure, but enough responsibility that he grows and matures. Jerome Bettis won’t be around forever, and this year may have been a fluke (he really only played the second half of it), but he’s a veteran who knows a thing or two about the game, and as far as I know, is willing to share it. I thought Peyton Manning had it this year, I really did. What a shame, what was the score against the Pats, 20-3? Ouch, not even a touchdown. Peyton’s stuck in a rut. He’s going to be the next Dan Mario, and Marino just isn’t ready for that. Manning can throw all of the touchdowns he wants, but until he gets the ring, he’ll always have the suffix to his career “who never won a Super Bowl.” I hope someone knocks the Pats off, I really could care less who … and if no one does, please, Bill Belichick, admit that you’ve got a really talented team.

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Opinion: Carroll fans are second to none to mind from 2003. The Carroll College women’s soccer team was in Grinnell, Iowa playing the first I had the opportunity to game of the Midwest Conference watch the Pioneer Basketball team Women’s Soccer Tournament play Grinnell College on Friday, against, yup, you guessed it, January 28, and I must say that Grinnell. The game did not start it was an interesting game. There out very well for Carroll; it was a were a whole lot of students there pretty rocky road. There were far to cheer on their home team while more Grinnell fans than Carroll they battled a visiting team that fans because, if you didn’t know, was scheduled to play on ESPN. Grinnell is not exactly the most Grinnell certainly kept up their exciting place (and it’s kinda far). tradition of scoring 100+ points Well, to make a long story short, a game, but to no avail. Carroll the fans quickly got out of hand, beat them making racial at their own comments game. Carroll’s and also sexufans gave the ally harassing Grinnell Men’s “I would like to commend players on our basketball team. Was staff team a hard the Pioneer staff for their sent to break time because, rowdy quick action in keeping the lets face it, we crowd up? No, were schooling things under control and which is surthem. It was prising, conalso thank the fans.” great to see sidering the the Pioneer’s fans were sitdoing so well, ting right next and also fun to to Grinnell’s see the fans so bench. The active and involved. coach made no effort to calm the At one point, the Grinnell fans, even though it was clear she coach got a little upset with all of could hear their rude remarks. the taunting, so Carroll staff went In the end, Grinnell was over to the group of fans sitting made to apologize for the behavon the end line and kept them ior of their fans. At that point, it under control. was a little late, as the damage While some may have had already been done. Feelings thought the staff a party pooper, had been hurt and our view of I thought that it was very respon- Grinnell had been further tarsible of Carroll College to make nished. So, I would like to comsure that the Midwest Confer- mend the Pioneer staff for their ence sportsmanship code was quick action in keeping things upheld. I was, however, a little under control and also thank the bitter because, as an athlete, I fans for their enthusiasm towards have been in the situation many the home team and ask them to times where the fans taunting got maintain their good sportsmanout of control. ship. Good work Carroll. One situation, in fact, comes

Jamie Lawrence

Special to The New Perspective

Underclassmen track athletes score big Bear Milne Opinion Editor

Photo by Jill Ridenour

And the crowd goes wild! Carroll College fans cheer on the men’s Pioneer basketball team at the Grinnell College game on Friday, January 28th.

The February 5 UW-Oshkosh Invitational didn’t harvest a multitude of points for the Carroll College Pioneer Indoor Track teams, but the standout performances of Carroll’s younger talent worth’s the ink. Track Coach Shawn Thielitz couldn’t hold back his pride for the performances of his younger athletes after the meet. For the Pioneer Men’s team, Sophomore Billy Miller finished 8th with two shots for personal record in the shot put with two throws over 40 feet, a first at a meet with the furthest traveling 41’ 1.” “He was on today,” said head coach Shawn Thielitz of Miller. “He’s been do it [throws over 40-feet] in practice but never at a meet. He had the meet of his life.” Junior Jesse Maxwell finished 19 in the 400 meter run with a time of 56.35 and 23 in the 200 meter run with 25.02, a performance enough for Coach Thielitz to crack a smile. “Jesse ran very well for us today,” said Thielitz. “He has

really stepped up and been a great leader.” With injuries to some of the upperclassmen the Lady Pioneers have looked to their younger members to carry the load, and their all making an impact. Freshman Erin Kelley clinched 1st in the 800-meter run a time of 2:18.94, narrowly missing the NCAA’s provisional qualifying time by .94 seconds. Teammate Freshman Tiana Jungels kicked in 7 points for Carroll in two events finishing 5th (4 points) in the long jump with a 15’ 4.75” leap and claimed 6th (3 points) in the 200-meter run with a time of 28.75. “We’ve been resting some of our injured athletes so it has given our underclassmen a chance to step their performances.” Coach Thielitz said. “They have all done a great job,” he said. Freshmen Melissa Mente and Megan Pieczynski along with sophomores Laura Bookwalter and Staci Lievano also added points for the Lady Pioneers. Senior Jessica Grau took 2nd in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 9.42.

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Early injuries haven’t stopped the Lady Pioneers Alysha Schertz Staff Writer

“What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger,” Coach Jacobsen and the rest of the Lady Pioneers are playing their game with this motto in mind. Jacobsen stated, “Nobody has died; however we have been beaten up since game one.” Teammates Melanie Foreman and Lauren Szewczyk commented, “The girls weren’t ready to give up after our two leading scorers tore their ACLs in the first game. We weren’t ready to throw in the towel when a third girl tore her ACL a few games later. We’ve been through many deaths of family members, and close friends, sickness, and injury but we still refuse to give in.” Coach Jacobsen is “extremely proud of this group.” In the last six games the Lady Pioneers have shown “significant improvement in their defensive game.” Evident because freshman Kim Wickert leads the Midwest Conference in blocked shots and the team as a whole has “moved way up in defensive field goal percentage and points against,” according to Jacobsen. The Lady Pioneers are not lacking on the offensive end either, as freshman Crystal Hoewisch stands in the Midwest

Conference (MWC) top five for highest field goal percentage, steals and assists. Foreman and Szweczyk stated, “The freshman have proven instantly that they are capable of leading this team to the tournament just as equal as the upperclassmen.” Down ten girls, the Pioneer team now consists of six freshman, three sophomores, and two juniors. “We know that sticking together is what we need most right now, all of us girls are extremely close this year and support each other 110 percent no matter what happens,” said Szewczyk. The Lady Pioneers, picked to finish seventh in the MWC currently are fighting for a fourth seed to the conference tournament. With a record of 7-7 the women have already surpassed their total games won last season. “We have surpassed many expectations.” said Jacobsen. Junior Melanie Foreman added, “It is so thrilling to look how far we have come, especially when the only ones who believed that we could were our team and the coaching staff.” The Lady Pioneers have finished up regular season with a tough schedule, and meet Lawrence University on Feb. 19 to end the season.

Photo by Jill Ridenour

Junior Melanie Foreman looks to pass during the game on Saturday, January 29 against Illinois College.

Home sweet home, Carroll 8-1 at Van Male this season Dustin Pierce Staff Writer

Van Male Fieldhouse isn’t known for being a Wisconsin hoops fortress. Yet, the Pioneer men’s basketball team wins there; in fact they’ve only lost one home game this entire season. There has been no place like home this year for the Pioneers 8-5 in conference (13-7 overall), boasting an 8-1 record on their own floor. For senior forward Ben Hickethier, pride is on the line as the regular season reaches its final days. “We don’t feel we can lose at home, it’s our game, and we create our home-court atmosphere,” Hickethier said. So, has Carroll found consistency? “We try to stay consistent with approach before a game, it takes slight adjustments to maintain a certain level in a long season,” said head coach David Schultz. For a team who, just four years ago, only won two games. It seems that times are, indeed, changing. Schultz has led the Pioneers to a 37-31 record in just his third season at the helm. In pre-season polls, they were picked as the number two team in the Mid-West conference. Currently, Carroll is ranked second in the conference in offense, behind high powered Grinnell College. With recent success, the Pioneers appear to be slowly molding an identity in Midwest Conference Division III basketball. Schultz said, “We have one senior, 15 of 20 guys with a year or less of college experience, and some inconsistencies on the road. Overall, a team that needs to mature. But we also have depth and versatility averaging over 80 points a game.” Unfortunately, for the Pioneers the road hasn’t embraced them similarly, with only four away victories. On Feb. 4, Carroll

lost to Lake Forest College 63-55 marking their fourth consecutive road loss. However, the next night things changed. An overtime thriller against Knox College proved that the Pioneers are capable of winning big games on the road. Hickethier and junior forward Jason Scheper combined for 51 points (29, 22) with junior guard James Johnson adding 15. “Teams level off during the year or get worse, we stepped it up,” said Hickethier. Sophomore guard Nathan Drury etched a career high in his slate, on Jan. 29, against Illinois College when he scored 31 points in a 91-68 victory. “This year we’ve showed toughness, we’ve showed we can win playoff type games and we have the ability to put up a lot of points. We’re dangerous when everything is clicking,” Drury said. On Wednesday Feb. 9 everything was clicking alright, as the Pioneers exploded through St. Norbert College 75-64. All five starters scored in the double digits with Drury and Hickethier leading the crew with 17 and 16 respectively. Sophomore forward Paul Toshner secured a doubledouble with 11 points and 12 commanding rebounds. The real test to the Pioneer’s home court dominance will take place on Feb. 19, at 4 p.m., against conference powerhouse Lawrence University 11-3 in conference and (16-4 overall). After falling to the Vikings in the conference finals last season and earlier this season 80-72, the stage is set for a battle. “When you’re playing for a berth in the playoffs, you’re jacked up, the energy from the fans and the overall atmosphere helps as well,” said sophomore guard Adam Ligocki. Last season was the first time the Pioneers qualified for post-season play since 1995. Currently, there is a three way tie for

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Senior Ben Hickethier takes it to the hoop during the high scoring Friday, January 28 game against Grinell College.

second place in the conference between Carroll, Lake Forest and Ripon. There’s also Knox and Monmouth College who are still hanging on for their chance at playoff contention. “As a senior, I would love to win a conference championship. We made it to the finals last year, it would be nice to at least make it twice,” said Hickethier, adding, “But we have to take it one game at a time.” The season is long with repetitive conference games and

the road to the post-season a rocky one, but Schultz has faith in his squad. “Seasons show that you can’t look by anyone. The guys have learned hard lessons and experience is a good teacher. Through competition little factors come into play, you have to control as many as you can,” he said, adding, “I will remain true to how the game should be played to be successful, it takes the best of the individual, as well as collectively working as a team.”

Feb. 19, has seemingly strong indications of being a sneak preview into conference tournament action. The tournament is scheduled for Feb. 25 and 26 with locations and times to be announced. An explosive and high-scoring Pioneer team will have to protect their home against the poised veterans from Appleton. Although, it will take 40 minutes of intensity to taste sweet revenge, the ball is waiting on the Pioneer’s home court.


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