Eating Disorder Awareness: Learn the symptoms and health risks. PAGE 6
Chasin’ Mason: Local cover band plays Rooters. PAGE 8
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Women’s Basketball: Lady Pioneers compete in MWC Tournament. PAGE 12
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Editorial Staff This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Quadracci Pavillion, and the 100th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin. “We started discussing the 100th anniversary of Taliesin about two years ago,” said the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Chief Curator Brady Roberts. “Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century” opened at the Milwaukee Art Museum Feb. 12, and will be on display through May 15. The exhibition is a showcase of scale models, drawings, furniture, photographs and videos of Wright’s work. “Many of the drawings came from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation,” said Roberts. “And the archival footage of Frank Lloyd Wright at his home came from the Milwaukee Art Museum Archives.” In 1911, Frank Lloyd Wright built Taliesin, his home, studio and school, in Spring Green, Wis., on the land where his ancestors lived. After spending many summers there as child, Wright decided to build his home into a hill on the land. According to information provided in the exhibit, Taliesin is a Welsh word for “shining brow”. Wright chose the word since the house was built not on the top of the hill, but on the brow. The house was built out of materials from the surrounding terrain and reflects natural elements in every aspect. Wright’s vision was to live harmoniously with nature, so he integrated his architecture into nature and vice versa. WRIGHT continued on Page 8
Zager’s leap of faith pays off
Theater arts professor earns tenure after two and a half years Arthur W. Thomas Editorial Staff
When Carroll University Associate Professor of Theater Arts James Zager left his tenured position at the University of Illinois he was taking a leap of faith. “Once I received tenure, I realized that a lot of the things that were important to me weren’t important to the theatre program down there,” said Zager. Specifically, Zager pointed to the areas of new work, musical theatre and reinterpretation of classics. Generally speaking, once a faculty member receives a tenured position they are not likely to leave it. Two and a half years later, the leap has paid off. Zager is once again in a tenured position. There were no assurances this day would come, but in early February he got the news that
he had substantially more job security. “I love it here,” said Zager. “I made the switch because at U of I it was craft-teaching, so everyone came in and they’re like I’m an actor, I’m a designer… and I believe in theatre holistically, especially at the undergrad level students should be trained as theatre artists, and then as they progress you specialize. Zager’s path to receiving tenure at Carroll is not the typical one. Usually faculty hired for tenure-track positions go through a six year process. This process includes reviews after the faculty member has been at the university for two years and again at four years. The Tenure and Promotion committee reviews a candidate’s contributions in three areas. These are teaching, scholarship and service to
the university. According to Interim Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. Charles Byler, teaching is “undoubtedly first and foremost at Carroll.” “We expect those who receive tenure to be excellent teachers,” said Byler. At each review the committee will make recommendations on how a candidate can improve their chances of receiving tenure. Then in the sixth year, the committee will review the candidate’s body of work and make a recommendation to the Administration. Eventually the Board of Trustees will make the decision on whether or not to grant tenure. Zager was able to cut this process by two-thirds because he left a tenured position to come to Carroll. TENURE continued on Page 5
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Walker’s budget repair bill prompts protests 70,000 converge on Capitol, collective bargaining at the center of the storm Luke Bennewitz Editorial Staff
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Madison has been the center of a political battle that for the past three weeks that has made local, national and international news. The reason for the substantial media attention is from the proposed cuts from Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. Some of the cuts include increased contributions to union workers’ pensions and healthcare premiums. However, one of the most controversial proposals in the bill includes the elimination of collective bargaining rights for state union workers. “This is not a shock,” Walker told The Associated Press. “The shock would be if we didn’t go forward with this.” As a result of the proposed budget cuts, tens of thousands of teachers, students and vari-
ous union workers have gone to Madison to protest. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, there were more than approximately 70,000 protestors in Madison this past Saturday. Both Walker and Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald have made several statements that negotiation about the budget is not an option according to Wisconsin Report. Inside the state legislature, both the Senate and the Assembly have been the center of the attention. In the Assembly, Democrats and Republicans have debated the bill with various amendments. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Assembly debated the bill for a total of 61 hours and approved the budget repair bill on Feb. 25
in the early hours of the morning. In the Senate, the Democrats have left the state to prevent the Senate from having a 20-legislator quorum required to debate and vote on the budget. Walker has given Senate Democrats a 24-hour ultimatum to return to the state or else they would miss the discussion about budget restructuring according to Reuters news. While the debate over the repair bill continues, several members of the Carroll community have their own personal opinions about the budget. “I think that it’s creating a tense environment in which students are unable to succeed in their academics because union workers and school districts are too focused on the drastic bud-
get cut that has been proposed,” said Whitney Updike, a senior Education major. “Passionate teachers should be in the profession for the children and not for the money.” Senior JM McCoy had differing views on the issue. “The cuts that Walker is proposing in this piece of legislation are due in part to former Governor Doyle and his lack of fiscal responsibility,” said McCoy. “People are portraying Walker, and other Republican leaders in this state, as evil people who are out to destroy unions. He is not against teachers, fire fighters or police officers and there will be a positive to all of this in the coming years.” Walker plans to make an address to introduce his budget on March 1.
2/17/11 Respond to a report of a property damage traffic accident on Wright street.
2/19/11 Took a report of the theft of items from a student at an off campus home.
2/19/11 Took a report of an alleged assault that took place on Dunbar ave possibly related to an off campus party. Waukesha Police were contacted and also responded.
2/20/11 Responded to a noise complaint at New Hall.
2/22/11 Responded along with Waukesha Police and EMS to a injury traffic accident at the intersection of East and Wright street.
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Special Contribution 2/15/11 Took a report of a property damage only vehicle accident in lot 3. 2/15/11 Responded to 400 block of Barney street for the report of a man that had fallen on the sidewalk. Found an intoxicated male who could not stand on his own and we contacted Waukesha police and EMS to handle. 2/17/11 Took a report with Student Affair from a student reference an issue at New Hall.
2/19/11 Responded to Steele/Swarthout along with Waukesha police and EMS to check on the welfare of an individual.
2/20/11 Checked on the welfare of an individual in lot 6 along with Waukesha Police. 2/22/11 Took a report of a missing item from an office at the Center for Graduate Studies.
2/22/11 Responded along with Waukesha Police to a property damage only accident on Barstow near lot 8. 2/27/11 Responded to a medical emergency at the Bergstrom Complex.
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My.carrollu undergoes updates New user interface is met with mixed reactions from students and staff Luke Bennewitz Editorial Staff
The Student tab on the My.Carroll portal has undergone changes in its structure on Feb. 14. The change replaced the old page with a collection of buttons that link to various, frequently used parts of the portal. “This is the beginning of a new more user friendly site,” said Dr. Theresa Barry, dean of students, in an e-mail to the entire student body. “Look for more enhancements in the future.” Links to dining information, the bookstore’s website, the library’s website and other frequented pages are more accessible than they had been in the
past. Junior Michael Hollmann had generally positive views about the changes. “At first I was frustrated because it’s something different,” he said. “But now I realized that they took the most popular items and made them into tabs, which is good.” Sophomore Jessica Stevenson shared similar views with Hollmann. “I actually like them,” said Stevenson. “I think it’s easier to navigate and I like that I can easily find the hours of different buildings.” Some of the main criticisms
of the changes to the tab include problems with logging in to separate e-mail accounts, such as student organization accounts. On the old page, there was a link below the e-mail button that would make accessing these accounts easy. Now, students must find ways to essentially cheat the system to get into their other accounts. Other issues include having different tabs sending students to the same areas and the general look of the page itself.. “I think the changes are ugly,” said junior Nicole Brandemuehl. “I think it’s really unattractive and I think it looked more professional before.”
From a campus involvement standpoint, the @Carroll calendar run by Student Activities and the Announcements section are both an extra click away, making them significantly less effective in promoting awareness of organization activities. Members of Carroll’s staff have had their own reactions to the changes for the Student tab. “I know that it’s a change from what it was before, but hopefully it will be more user friendly and easier to navigate once students get used to it,” said Jake Eisch, Area Director of the Bergstrom Complex.
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Red flag campaign increases domestic violence awareness
Resources to protect yourself and loved ones Nate Ridgway
Staff Writer Domestic abuse happens daily all across the nation, and across the nation, people are stepping up to stop it. The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses. The Red Flag Campaign is based on the use of the Bystander Intervention Strategy, which encourages friends and other community members to say something when they see warning signs for dating violence in a friend’s relationship. The campaign’s posters reflect racially and ethnically diverse models, and illustrate both heterosexual and same-sex relationships. The campaign is a project of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance that was created by college students, university personnel and community victim advocates. Studies indicate that in 21
percent of college dating relationships, one of the partners is being abused. That’s one in five relationships. Whether you are a student seeking help for yourself or a friend, there are options that you can go to for help. The website loveisrespect. org is a 24-hour resource that utilizes telephone and web-based interactive technology to reach teens and young adults experiencing dating abuse. The phone numbers for the site are (866)331-9474 and (866)-331-8453. The peer-to-peer online individual chat function is available from 4 p.m. to midnight and can be accessed from the website. Furthermore, The Women’s Center in Waukesha will be celebrating its 34th Anniversary at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee on April 8. Their keynote speaker will be Ann Jones, journalist and author whose most recent book, “War Is Not Over When It’s Over”
follows her work in post-conflict countries with the International Rescue Committee, where she encouraged women, through photography, to document their lives and speak up for change. She also wrote a series of books about women and violence, and dispatched articles and photographs from her travels around the world. The Anniversary Luncheon will include a silent auction and raffle. This month the invitations will be mailed, and you will be able to register online at www.twcwaukesha.org. There are things that you can do to help stop domestic abuse on campuses and across the nation. Sometimes, a friend’s help is all that someone needs to help them through a domestic abuse occurrence. If you know of any cases of domestic violence that go unstopped, do not hesitate to get the help they need. You may be the key to helping a friend in need.
Photo by Bridget Holtz C.A.B. sponsors campus-wide, surprise birthday party Feb. 28
Professor and native of Egypt to give perspective on Egyptian Revolution
What the locals are doin’
Salah Bassiouni, an associate professor of anthropology and sociology at the University of WisconsinWaukesha, will give a noon presentation Wednesday, March 2, at which he will describe the sentiments Egyptians hold for their government. He will speak in the Commons Room 101, located on campus at 1500 N. University Dr., Waukesha. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. There will be free parking in University lots during the event. Bassiouni will attempt to bring reason and perspective to the recent upheaval and ongoing revolution in his native land. He is a naturalized U.S. citizen and returned to Egypt most recently in 2009, when he led a tour sponsored by UW-Waukesha Continuing Education. Bassiouni holds a bachelor’s in sociology and psychology and a master’s degree in sociology from Ain-Shams University, Cairo, and two doctorates, one from Alexandria University, Alexandria, in social anthropology and the other from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., in sociology. - WaukeshaNOW
Waukesha County Board to remain at 25 members The Waukesha County Board has soundly rejected an attempt to resize itself from the current 25 members to 15. Waukesha school board could approve teachers’ contracts Tuesday A Waukesha School Board vote could end the possibility of arbitration with the teacher’s union. The contract dispute has been a battle between the district and the union. The entire meeting will be held in open session. - Patch.com
The board’s Executive Committee had endorsed the status quo. Supervisor Peter Gundrum of Muskego attempted Tuesday night to amend the proposal with a 10-member reduction in the board, but his motion failed 18-4. An attempt to force a referendum on the issue was ruled out of order. New supervisory district maps that adjust for population shifts will now be drawn, submitted to local governments and eventually a public hearing will be held before final adoption in August or September. The districts will be the basis on which candidates for County Board will declare candidacies in December and stand for election in April 2012. - JS Online
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Fasten your seatbelt. It’s getting bumpy! One piece of jerky from Lady Gaga’s meat dress for sale.
There’s no place like home. Or the coffeeshop.
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Life is like a box of chocolates... Watch for nuts!
Star-Struck You had me at “Howdy.”
Surely, you can’t be serious. Lighten up a bit!
Nobody puts you in the corner.
There’s no crying in baseball, so get over it.
Here’s looking at you, college kid.
Show me the money... after you pay your bills.
Do you feel lucky? Well, you are, punk.
You’re the king/ queen of the world!
Feel the need -- the need for sunshine.
Each answer begins with "star." (e.g., Begin. Answer: Start.) 1. The opposite of port. 2. Look at with fixed eyes. 3. An international coffeehouse chain. 4. A spray used before ironing to stiffen fabric or clothing. 5. A state of extreme hunger. 6. Captain Kirk's Enterprise, for example. 7. Charlie the Tuna is its mascot. 8. Unembellished or extreme. 9. Aka (Richard) Starkey. ANSWERS: 1. Starboard. 2. Stare. 3. Starbucks. 4. Starch. 5. Starvation. 6. Starship. 7. StarKist tuna. 8. Stark. 9. (Ringo) Starr.
8 Can you rearrange all the numbers in the boxes so no two consecutive numbers are right next to each other horizontally, vertically or diagonally?
8 1 9 3 7 5 2 9 8 6 8 1 3 7 6 5 3 9 4 7 7 4 8 1 9
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“Clumsy Words and Bad Pickup Lines,” Junior Doctor’s first full-length album, acts as a concept album, covering virtually all areas of relationships. Listeners will feel the exciting rush of a relationship’s beginning with songs like “Perfect Girl” and “Uh Oh,” which describe nervous first encounters. Both songs have catchy, poppy lyrics and music that makes it hard to hold still. “Beautiful and Bold,” while softer than other tracks, has some of the most powerful lyrics. “When the daylight fades, I only see the dark / She lies awake and counts the stars,” the track opens. After a brief trip through intense, sexually themed tracks “What I Do” and “Wrong Place, Right Time,” the album moves to “Not Now,” which explores a relationship ending in regret. Released Jan. 25, the album is available through iTunes, Amazon.
Joyce Carol Oates is particularly known for her insight regarding spiritual, sexual and intellectual decline of modern American society. She is a writer who is unafraid show her readers violence and race. Unafraid to show the darker side of humanity. Yet, in “A Widow’s Story,” we see a vulnerable Oates who is buckling under the loss of her husband. “A Widow’s Story” is Oates’ memoir, written in lieu of her husband’s death. Oates is, “Stricken on my knees face pounding with blood, in this life shorn of meaning as trash blown across a befouled pavement is shorn of meaning, or the young dogwood tree in the courtyard ravaged by winter is shorn of meaning.” I’m sure that Oates did little to censor herself as she tries to find hope during the horrific “siege” of grief; the crippling confrontation with death and the eb and flow between chaos and reason.
Oscar icons of 2011
Red mistakes, metallics and ‘Snooki’ poofs Sarah Grannis Editorial Staff
With award season finally coming to a close, there have been many hits and misses – and the Academy Awards on Sunday night was no exception. Long considered to be the top event of the film industry, it usually brings out both the classics and the haute couture. Many of fashion’s most iconic looks stem from the Oscar red carpet, and the incoming year’s trends frequently develop from the event. This year saw a lot of purple and red colored dresses. While many – in particular, Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawrence and Sandra Bullock – looked gorgeous, others would have been better left hanging in the closet. Anne Hathaway arrived in a confusing red gown, that not only washed out her porcelain skin
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tone, but also had strange flower-like embellishes on the hem. Jennifer Hudson, usually a red-carpet all-star, also had a miss. Her red-orange dress flattered her newly svelte body, but the color reminded me of an orange Dreamsicle or traffic cone. Metallics were also present on the red carpet. Stars such as Halle Berry, Helen Mirren and Michelle Williams dazzled in white and silver gowns. However, others such as Nicole Kidman – who donned an unflattering white and silver dress with clashing red shoes – came up short. The men were well-dressed also, most preferring traditional tuxedos. Best Actor winner Colin Firth looked great in an organic Tom Ford suit, Javier Bardem shined in Gucci and actor/comedian Russell Brand wore a striped tuxedo number only he would be able to pull off. My personal favorites of the night were new-mother Penelope Cruz in a plunging red and sparkly L’Wren Scott gown and Reese Witherspoon in a classic black and white Armani Prive gown, complete with almost Snooki-like hair “poof ”.
“Marvel Vs. Capcom 3” is the long awaited sequel to “Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes,” the great arcade hit from 2000. “MvC3” uses mostly Low, Medium and High attacks instead of the traditional Low punch, High Punch, Low Kick, High Kick. Also included in this edition is a Special button used to launch your opponent for air combos, and another assist button because you’re using two partners instead of just one in these intense tag-team battles. It wouldn’t be a “Vs.” game without a well sized roster with many favorites and a few surprises. There is a final tally of 32 characters evenly divided between Marvel, including Ryu, Zero and Dante on the Capcom side and Wolverine, Iron Man and Sentinel for the Marvel side. There were a lack of game modes with survival and time attack modes notably being absent.
Gnomeo, a blue gnome finds true love with Juliet, a red gnome in the animated film “Gnomeo and Juliet.” Lawn decorations have a mind of their own in this film. The two main gnomes, from completely different sides, fight against the odds to be together. This animated film is loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” It is a fun way to portray a normally adult story. Both come from families that do not like each other and create problems in their neighbor’s garden. They do whatever they have to do in order to protect their own gardens. The Reds versus the Blues is an ongoing war created by the homeowners themselves. The movie is a great adaptation to an old romantic story. It is humorous and witty yet cute. The love story is not overbearing for being within an animated film that even kids would enjoy.
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“I was brought in as an associate with a fast track tenure, so the normal six to seven [years] and mine was two to three,” said Zager. Having received tenure, Zager has demonstrated proficiency in all three areas reviewed. In the time that he has been here Zager has already published a play, “Juliet.” When Zager left the University of Illinois, he had just published two plays and was not sure he would publish before his tenure review. “I was fortunate, unbelievably fortunate,” said Zager. “[T]hat Juliet, which I did last spring at this time was published immediately by my publisher. … They said it was the fastest turn around they’ve ever had.” Sophomore Theatre Arts student Danny Slattery feels Zager has done an excellent job of teaching. Students and professors in the theatre arts program are put in an interesting situation. They work together on productions, but also interact in the classroom. Slattery feels Zager balances the two roles well. “He’s a really good teacher,” said Slattery. “He makes a good distinction that he’s our professor, he’s the authority figure.” Slattery also appreciates how Zager brings in outside and contemporary examples in the theatre history class. “I enjoy the class, I don’t enjoy history,” said Slattery. “For me it’s a boring subject he makes it interesting” Finally, Slattery likes the way Zager chooses what productions the program will perform. “It’s not, this is what we’re doing,” said Slattery. In terms of service to the university, Zager is Chair of the Academic Steering Committee, which is working to retool the general education program at Carroll. Byler was willing to comment on Zager’s contribution to the Carroll community, but pointed out his comments were not in regard to Zager’s tenure review. “James Zager has been a tremendous addition to the Carroll faculty,” said Byler. “He helped make the theatre program an exciting place on campus and he’s certainly proven himself in the scholarly area with his published work and he’s an outstanding campus colleague.” The university has a goal of having 60 percent of all full-time faculty be tenured. “That would suggest that even a greater percentage than that are tenure-track,” said Byler. “We’re not there yet, but we’re working towards it.” As for his future, Zager wants to continue to improve the theatre program at Carroll. “When I first came in, my very first semester, I completely overhauled the theatre curriculum,” said Zager. “It was about 15 years old and just needed to be completely, sort of like a house that’s falling down, I had to go in and fix the beams and fix the walls and fix the structure so that we could move forward.” Zager sees two main areas he would like to develop in the future. “Looking at a stronger connection with theatre education and the future creation of a musical theatre minor,” said Zager.
runn Efforts to increase
Examining the Causes of Anorexia Self-starvation and early dieting are results of the media “beauty myth” Katey Frederking Staff Writer
It starts with the simple idea that girls should wear pink and boys should wear blue. As we grow older, these expectations become more complex. Our entire lives we go through the process of socialization. In the United States, mass media and our peers are the main influence of these attitudes and behaviors we learn. This process is not always a positive one. Advertisements and media often send the wrong messages to their consumers. Mass media uses the ‘beauty myth’ as its main platform when marketing to women. This exaggerated ideal of extreme thinness is unhealthy for normal women. The consequence of the ‘beauty myth’ is anorexia, a disease difficult to understand apart from a specific cultural context. The values promoted in media are often irrational. They focus on diets, weight loss, and beauty. The American culture makes women believe that unless they look like a model or celebrity, they are not good enough. Unless you follow the latest fad diet, then you will not be as beautiful as the models. Young girls soon internalize this unrealistic vision of beauty. This causes them to have a negative body image. They also try to control their bodies. As much as 50 percent of nine-year olds and 80 percent of elevenyear old girls have dieted. Nine to eleven year-olds are still in childhood. These children should not even be thinking about cutting calories or fat. When girls start dieting in adolescence they are much more likely to develop an eating disorder later in life. Not only is dieting and weight control a focus in American culture but there are extremely thin models promoting these ideals. So what are girls to believe when they see these advertisements? Do they have to be skinny, perfect, and wearing designer clothes? Even though beauty isn’t on the outside, they still believe these false ideals.
If you or someone you care about is suffering from an eating disorder, there are many resources available to obtain help. The Walter Young Center on campus offers free, confidential counseling for those who feel like they may have any mental health problem that requires assistance (including eating disorders). To schedule an appointment, simply walk into the building on campus or call 262524-7335. Depending on your schedule,
appointments are usually available within a few days. While Walter Young Center specializes in short-term counseling, they can assist you in finding a long-term treatment plan. Both in-patient and out-patient hospitalization depend on your individual insurance plan. While some carriers due include residential treatment, others do not. Since these options can be extremely costly, it’s important to consult your individual
About 68 percent of women strongly believe that “the media and advertising set an unrealistic standard of beauty that most women can’t ever achieve.” So what happens to the other thirty two percent? They believe the advertisements. They believe that they have to be as thin as the models. They believe that they aren’t good enough. These thoughts lead to obsession regarding weight and food, which then leads to disordered eating. This process gives them a false sense of hope, a hope that after losing those ten pounds they will be happy and healthier than ever before. For many girls and women, that is not the case. This process is a downward spiral of sorts, weight loss becomes their life, and the disorder takes control. Many of them never recover. So what’s a girl to do? The media is everywhere. Every television show, every magazine, and every website has some sort of advertisement. Food and weight loss are intertwined into the world of eating disorders. It seems like every week there is a new diet or a new super food for people to try. Along with the promotion of unrealistic beauty, the unrealistic eating styles are promoted as well. Instead of promoting fad diets, magazines should promote healthy eating. This would include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat, lean proteins, and all in moderation. What should matter most is not what one looks like, but instead how healthy they are. The better a body is treated; the more likely it will be healthy. Food and dieting are not the only cause of an eating disorder. It is a disorder after all, so there are many other issues intertwined in the problem. Not only is self-concept and body image a part of the problem, but control issues also take front and center. A long with the unhealthy models, reinforcement of unhealthy body image also adds to the problem. Body acceptance should be the number one ideal promoted to young children and adults. The problem should be stopped before it even starts.
insurance carrier before making a decision on what to do. Support groups are also available in the Milwaukee area. Rogers Memorial Hospital in nearby West Allis hosts a support group for young adults and adolescents. This group is accredited by the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), and both free and moderated by a trained professional. For more information, please call
414-203-4515. While seeking treatment can be a difficult thing to do, it’s important to remember that you are taking a step in a positive direction by admitting that you do have a problem. Treatment can be a difficult process and will possibly many weeks, months, or even years. However, by making this choice, you are dramatically increasing your chances of having a healthy and productive life later on.
ning on empty awareness this March in observance of those who deal with eating disorders
ANOREXIA NERVOSA is characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss.
• Intense fear of weight gain or being “fat”
Abnormally slow heart rate and low blood pressure, which mean that the heart muscle is changing. The risk for heart failure rises as heart rate and blood pressure levels sink lower and lower.
• Feeling “fat” or overweight, despite dramatic weight loss
Reduction of bone density (osteoporosis), which results in dry, brittle bones.
• Loss of menstrual periods
Muscle loss and weakness.
• Extreme concern with body weight and shape
Severe dehydration, which can result in kidney failure.
Symptoms include: • Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for height, body type, age, and activity level
Fainting, fatigue, and overall weakness.
Health Consequences of Anorexia Nervosa:
Dry hair and skin, hair loss is common.
Growth of a downy layer of hair called lanugo all over Anorexia nervosa involves self-starvation. The body is the body, including the face, in an effort to keep the denied the essential nutrients it needs to function nor- body warm. mally, so it is forced to slow down all of its processes to conserve energy. This “slowing down” can have serious medical consequences:
Health Consequences of Bulimia BULIMIA NERVOSA is characterized by a secre- Nervosa: tive cycle of binge eating followed by purging.
Bulimia includes eating large amounts of food--more than most people would eat in one meal--in short periods of time, then getting rid of the food and calories through vomiting, laxative abuse, or over exercising. Symptoms include: • Repeated episodes of bingeing and purging • Feeling out of control during a binge and eating beyond the point of comfortable fullness
Bulimia nervosa can be extremely harmful to the body. The recurrent binge-and-purge cycles can damage the entire digestive system and purge behaviors can lead to electrolyte and chemical imbalances in the body that affect the heart and other major organ functions. Some of the health consequences of bulimia nervosa include: Electrolyte imbalances that can lead to irregular heartbeats and possibly heart failure and death. Electrolyte imbalance is caused by dehydration and loss of potassium and sodium from the body as a result of purging behaviors.
• Purging after a binge, (typically by self-induced vomiting, abuse of laxatives, diet pills and/or diuretics, Inflammation and possible rupture of the esophaexcessive exercise, or fasting) gus from frequent vomiting. • Frequent dieting Tooth decay and staining from stomach acids released during frequent vomiting. • Extreme concern with body weight and shape
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Chasin’ Mason revisits Rooters Arthur W. Thomas Editorial Staff
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In 1914, however, one servant at the home ran wild and killed seven people, then proceeded to set fire to the house. Wright rebuilt, and even expanded the home, this time integrating a Japanese influence into the interior design. Taliesin II had a view of open meadows and hills on one side, while the other was a paved court with secluded gardens and fountains. Fire destroyed the home once again nearly 11 years later when lightning struck the house. And once again, Wright rebuilt bigger and better, expanded the house even more than he did the first time. The living room became two stories, and more natural elements were incorporated into the design. Wright didn’t stop there. According to the exhibit, Wright, wanting to escape Wisconsin winters, decided to construct Taliesin West in the desert in Scottsdale, Ariz., According to the exhibit, stones and rocks were taken from the surrounding area and used as building material. Some rooms have white canvas ceilings,
which allow natural translucent light to enter the house. Wright believed that the workspace should be as inspiring as a cathedral, and incorporated the idea of natural light into many of his office building designs. In addition to creating a more welcoming workspace, natural light also lowers the need for artificial light and electricity. S.C. Johnson & Son’s administrative building in Racine, Wis., uses this idea, and also incorporates open spaces instead of the traditional divided offices. Mill Run, Pa., is home to Fallingwater, another Wright house. Water is incorporated into the exterior and interior design. According to the exhibit, Wright wanted people to be able to listen to the falling water the same way they would listen to the quiet of the country. The simplistic design helps one connect with the natural environment surrounding the house, and the waterfall allows for a sense of serenity. A video of the house accompanies the photographs and drawings of it in the exhibit.
“The video footage of Fallingwater was shot by the official photography of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation,” said Roberts. Also on display were scale models of cities based on Wright’s ideas of decentralization. According to the exhibit, these innovative cities were Wright’s solution to overcrowded urban areas. “Broadacre City” was based on his 1932 book “The Disappearing City,” and incorporates spacious environments into urban settings. Basic necessities would still be accessible, but the disturbance of overcrowded areas would be gone. “The Living City,” designed in 1958, utilizes the same ideas. Throughout his life, Wright was commissioned to design houses, office buildings, parking garages, hotels and other structures across the country, and incorporated his ideals of nature and organic architecture into each one. For more information on “Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century,” visit www.mam.org.
Country music cover band Chasin’ Mason played a show at Rooter’s Nightclub in Waukesha on Feb. 26. The band covered several different artists including Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffet and Keith Urban. Since it was Johnny Cash’s birthday, they threw in a song by the Man in Black. Chasin’ Mason also played some of their original songs, including “Heartland” It was nice to hear a country song about Wisconsin instead of Nashville. The band draws influence from U2, Keith Urban, John Mellencamp, and Merle Haggerd. The crowd at Rooter’s appeared energized throughout the show. It wasn’t packed house, but the dance floor was full. For their part, Chasin’ Mason engaged the audience quite well. Lead singer, Billy O’Dwyer posed for a fan’s picture during a break between songs and made it a point to recognize anyone out celebrating their birthday. He even shared his energy drink with a fan in the crowd. O’Dwyer also drew on the audience’s voice during the chorus’ of popular songs. One birthday girl was even brought onstage to sing with the band. Above all, Chasin› Mason gives off a vibe that they are having fun performing. For a band that plays over 200 shows a year that may be difficult to do. However, the band pulls it off with ease, making fans feel as though it was worth braving Waukesha’s snowy roads to come see them. While the crowd at Rooter›s wasn’t that big, the band›s members gave fans a rock solid performance. The setup of Rooter’s lends itself to an intimate show. With a dance floor on one level and a lounge area overlooking the stage and dance floor, fans looking to dance or relax can find a place to watch the show. Chasin› Mason will return to Rooter›s on April 9 and plays Red Rock Saloon in Milwaukee on April 22.
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Point Counter-Point: Walker’s budget: Who’s going to budge first? A budget repair solution Those who take issue with what Gov. Scott Walker has proposed regarding unions should remember elections have consequences. There was an election last November and Walker and Republicans took control of the state government. Winning gave them the power to enact laws like what they have proposed. What they have proposed is requiring state employees to contribute 50 percent of their annual pension payments, higher contributions to health care programs and limiting collective bargaining to wages only. It all adds up to approximately an 8 percent reduction in pay. Walker has said that if his proposals are not enacted, he will be forced to lay off thousands of state workers, including teachers.
Walker has said that if his proposals are not enacted, he will be forced to lay off thousands of state workers, including teachers. The proposal to limit collective bargaining is what prompted protests at the State Capitol in Madison. The protests have brought a national spotlight and not in a necessarily good way. The concept of teachers “calling in sick” to go protest is unconscionable. Schools had to close as a result. The people who are responsible for educating future generations were more concerned with a political fight than doing their job. There were doctors signing sick notes on the streets of Madison. At least be more subtle. If you call in sick, you stay home. Calling in sick means you don’t do anything but sit on the couch eating soup and watching daytime TV. There are other methods of protesting, like using the weekend instead. The point being educators do not appear to care about educating by doing what they are doing. If the choice is between teachers being paid less and classrooms having 60 students, I would take the former. If the protestors refuse to yield any ground, the latter will be the result. Educators have a major bargaining chip they are failing to use. Gov. Walker is rumored to be proposing $900 million in cuts to education funding for his 2011-13 budget. If teachers really cared about education, they would ask for reductions in these cuts in exchange for giving up collective bargaining.
Intent to crush unions Much of the public uproar over Scott Walker’s budget repair bill has focused around the stripping of collective bargaining rights for public employee unions. These unions, according to Walker, are leeches to taxpayers. In 1993, Wisconsin passed the Qualified Economic Offer, limiting pay and benefit increases for K-12 teachers to a combined 3.8 percent. Because of rising health insurance costs, teachers have opted for benefit increases. Adjusted for inflation, teacher salaries in Wisconsin dropped 6.8 percent from 1997-2007. So when legislators rail against out-ofcontrol teacher benefits, remember that these benefits have come at the cost of less pay. However, teachers and other public employees are again being asked bear the burden of Wisconsin’s fiscal mess; and they have answered the call. Unions have agreed to pay more towards benefits and pensions. It’s true that even with Walker’s cuts, teachers and public employees would still have a good deal on benefits and pensions. However, in order to receive these benefits, teachers have been taking smaller paychecks. Public employees would take about a 10 percent drop in overall income, while having any raises limited to the cost of inflation.
Public employees would take about a 10 percent drop in overall income, while having any raises limited to the cost of inflation. The bill would gut collective bargaining, leaving it intact only for wages. Teachers would lose input in class sizes, curriculum, safety conditions and other factors, as would most other state employees. Yet, Walker insists that the same unions agreeing to a 10-freaking-percent pay cut are destroying our state’s finances. He has rejected compromises which would retain collective bargaining rights while accepting his cuts. Wisconsin could have passed a bill saving, by Walker’s math, $30 million. However, Walker is so intent on crippling unions that he rejects concessions. This is no longer about the budget, but about Scott Walker’s ego. He was elected to balance the state’s budget, not become the next notorious Republican governor. Teachers and public employees are willing to sacrifice for the good of the state. Scott Walker is not.
A modest request to all bandwagoners: Stop ruining it for the rest of us
Who would be your ideal celebrity body type?
Jordan Reyes Editorial Staff
“Young Brad Pitt because he has a nice body but I would age like Johnny Depp.” --Justin Almquist, Junior
“Megan Fox because she has abs.” --Marcelle Kassi, Sophomore
Packers fan speaks out to defend true team loyalty To all fair weather fans: It happens all the time. A sports team finds success and their fan numbers increase drastically. But these fans aren’t real fans. They’re pretenders. Bandwagoners. As a true sports fan, it’s one of the most furiating aspect of any game. Even more annoying than fans who swear with little kids around or the creepy guy who will do just about anything to get on camera. Or the annoying people who stick their hands up just so part of their body can be on camera. Yes, that’s right. You’re more annoying than those fans. Now I won’t argue that sports are more interesting when your team is winning. That’s just basic logic. It’s always better if your team comes out on top when its all said and done. But true fans will cheer for their team regardless of the score. You, unfortunetly, abandon your team in these times. You don’t have to be obnoxious
(though most of you are), you can know a fair bit about the game (though most of you only pretend to) and, by all means, you can seem like real, normal fans. But you’re not. I’m sorry to rain on your parade, but a fair weather fan - regardless of the team - is the worst fan in the sporting world. Fair weather fans don’t suffer through losses like real fans do. They don’t know the history of a team or the true value of its success. You take opportunities away from real fans. You buy our gear, our tickets, and our memories. To some degree, you spoil the game for those of us who are loyal regardless of what some stat column says. I can’t tell you how many Packer fans have conveniently popped up just in time to see Green Bay win the Super Bowl. Some of these are people who have never once showed an interest in football. In a few months, most of these fans will just as quickly vanish. Sure, Packer Nation gets a temporary
population boost. Sure, maybe the occasional fair weather fan will decide to bunker down and stick with the team through stormy times. These instances will happen, but they are rare. Too rare. Most of you will have your fun during the celebration and then go back to not caring at all about how the Green Bay Whoseyacallits are doing. You need to realize you’re not fans. You are just annoying, attention-seeking people who want to pretend they’re part of something successful. Unfortunately, you’re never going to go away. So, instead, I have one simple request: The next time someone exposes you for what you are, just admit it and let it go. Don’t pretend to be two things you’re not. Oh, and a pro-tip: The Brewers are going to be good this year, so start timing for your jump on that bandwagon. Sincerely,
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“Jennifer Anistion because she is older and extremely toned.” --Nicole Brandemuehl, Junior
“Halle Barry because she has a nice body and is fit and athletic.” --Jessica Stevenson, Sophomore
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Tennis enters March hot Josh DeGrasse-Baumann
Daniel Striev swimming the 500-yard freestyle. Photo by Liz Reynertson
Mishun leads Pios in MWC Championships Josh DeGrasse-Baumann Editorial Staff
The Carroll University swim teams ended their season with the Midwest Conference Championships in Grinnell, Iowa Feb. 18-20. Of the nine teams competing, Carroll’s men took fifth place. The women came in sixth. Alex Mishun and Jordan Barclay came away with a total of three event wins for Carroll. Barclay won the 200yard individual medley with a time of 2:11.36. She was less than a second off from setting a Midwest Conference Championship record. The win was Carroll’s first top five of the meet. The women’s 400-yard medley relay team would be the next to finish in the top five with a fourth place, 4:16.15 finish. The men’s side of the event would claim fifth place, clocking in at 3:46.44. Mishun would round out the first day of the meet by scoring 509.05 points in the 3-meter dive. The second day opened with a fourth place finish by the women’s 200-yard medley relay team, which posted a time of 1:56.99 to edge out Lawrence University by less than a second. Carroll’s next top five appearance would be in the women’s 100-yard breaststroke.
Barclay took fifth in the event with a time of 1:09.70. Danielle Grzywa’s followed with a fourth place, 1:01.56 finish in the 100-yard backstroke. The women’s 800-yard freestyle relay team also took fourth place, posting an 8:32.77 finish. Day two also ended with a Mishun win, this time in the 1-meter dive. Mishun scored 518.15, well ahead of the 355.85 posted by Lake Forest College’s Matt Perry. Both teams entered the final day of the championships in fifth place. The women held a 20-point lead over Beloit College, but the men were up 59.5 points. Grzywa posted the first top five finish of the day, claiming second place in the 200-yard backstroke. She finished in 2:12.90. Both 400-yard freestyle relay teams finished fifth to round out the meet. The women’s side finished in 3:53.02 while the men clocked in at 3:23.50. Beloit managed to pass the women 238-235 to take over fifth place, but the men managed to keep a 56.5 point lead over the Buccaneers to keep fifth place. Mishun was named Midwest Conference Men’s Diver of the Year and is likely to be selected to go to the NCAA Championships.
Editorial Staff Despite being bookended with losses, the Carroll University men’s tennis team will end February with largely positive feelings. “Definitively losing to [Elmhurst University] gave us a lot of motivation for the next matches,” said senior Seth Pamperin. “We really focused on the upcoming matches and knew what we had to do.” The Pioneers responded to the loss by going 27-0 over their next three meets. Edgewood College was the first to fall, losing in every set. Carroll then traveled to Hanover Park, Ill., for a dual meet against Knox College and Judson University Feb. 19. Kevin Rasmussen started the meet off with a win by defeating Erik Hane 6-3, 6-3 in the No. 1 singles flight. Pamperin ultimately won the No. 2 singles matchup 7-5, 6-1. The Pioneers would win each of the next four singles matchups fairly easily, with the closest set being John Silseth’s 6-4 win over Kenton Tilford. Silseth would win the second set 6-0. The Pioneers found some competition in doubles play, but would eventually take all three matchups. Pamperin and Matt Zelner took the No. 1 matchup 8-6 before Rasmussen and Frankie Giuffre took the No. 2 flight 9-7. Joost and Silseth took a comfortable 8-1 victory in the No. 3 flight to complete the sweep over the Prairie Fire. Later in the day, the Pio-
neers would continue their winning streak with another 9-0 sweep of the Judson Eagles. Rasmussen’s 6-4, 7-5 victory against Tyler Adland in the No. 1 singles matchup kept him at 4-0 in singles play. Pamperin dropped his first set in the No. 2 flight against Reilly Good, but would force and claim a super set 10-5. Each of the next four flights were claimed by Carroll in straight sets. The Pioneers were challenged again in doubles play but would ultimately come away 3-0 winning 8-6, 8-6 and 8-5 in flights No. 1-3 respectively. “Judson is a loud and vocal team and we knew it couldn’t get in our heads so we went out there, focused on our side of the net and did the job,” Pamperin said. “I’d say we are motivated more than ever after beating three teams 9-0 in a row.” The Pioneers had another dual meet a week later when they traveled to Concordia University to take on the hosts and the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Rasmussen again took the No. 1 singles flight by beating Concordia’s Brian Tresedder 6-3, 7-5. Pamperin and Zellner were both forced into a third set in the No. 2 and 3 flights respectively, but eventually came out with wins. Carroll’s first loss since Elmhurst came at the hands of Russell Johnson who bested Silseth 6-2, 6-2.
Time forced the meet to end early, giving the Pioneers a 6-2 victory over Concordia before moving on to face MSOE. Rasmussen remained undefeated in singles play by dropping Mark Schadler in the No. 1 flight. He took the first set 6-3 before being forced to win a seventh game in second set. Zellner, Silseth and Joost all beat their opponents comfortably, with only two games being as close as 6-3. The only loss of the day came against MSOE’s Nicholas Matsurra, who beat Cody Porter 3-6, 6-2 and 10-4. Porter would rebound by partnering with Giuffre to take the No. 3 doubles flight 8-0. Carroll also won the No. 1 and No. 2 flights 8-6. Carroll ended the day 14-3 in matches after taking the MSOE matchup 8-1. The Pioneers meet winning streak came to an end with the last meet of the month at home against St. Mary’s University. Rasumussen dropped his first singles match of the season, falling to Michael Lunka. Carroll’s sole win in the event would come in the No. 6 singles flight where Giuffre battled Andrew Rangtisch into a third set. Giuffre won the final set 10-8. With a 5-2 overall record, the Pioneers enter March with the highest winning percentage in the Midwest Conference North Divison. Their next match is March 5 against Grinnell College.
Men’s hoops ends season with a heartbreaker Taylor Alward
Staff Writer The Carroll University men’s basketball team finished the season tied for fifth place in the Midwest Conference, narrowly missing a conference tournament berth. In the second to last game of the season the Pioneers traveled to Beloit, Wis., to take on Beloit College. Carroll scored the first point of the game on a free throw by Kevin Hurd 49 seconds in and the Pioneers would lead for the rest of the game. The lead ballooned to 12 points half way through the first half before the Buccaneers were able to cut it to 4 at halftime.
Carroll started the second half on a 12-2 run capped by a jumper by Paul Grosshuesch, who led the Pioneers with 20 points and 16 rebounds, to extend the lead to 14. The Pioneers would lead by as much as 21 before coming away with the 14 point lead to claim a 71-57 victory. Besides Grosshuesch, Christian Sotos and Hurd also scored in double figures with 12 and 11 points respectively. Carroll dominated the game from the free throw line going 24-34 from the stripe while Beloit went 13-16.
The final game of the season saw Carroll drop a heartbreaking 85-83 loss to Illinois College. The first half was controlled by the Blueboys who jumped out to a nine point lead twice before taking a five point lead into halftime. A 9-2 run to start the second half put the Pioneers down 12 but Carroll chipped away at the lead, eventually tying Illinois College. The game went back and forth for the last 12 minutes with 8 ties and 15 lead changes. A layup for Illinois College put them up two with 5 seconds left. Sotos missed a three at the buzzer that would have won the game.
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Indoor Track regular season nears an end Teams find success in Midwest Conference Championships Josh DeGrasse-Baumann
As the indoor track season begins to wind down, the Carroll University squads are beginning to show their peak performances. The second to last fullsquad meet of the season came in Dubuque, Iowa, for the Spartan Invitational. Though scores were not kept at the meet, Carroll athletes put up impressive personal numbers, including many new personal records. Lindsay Gruenke set a new school record in the 200-meter dash by posting a first place time of 25.65. She beat her top 2010 time of 25.83. Carroll’s next first place finish came in the women’s 3000-meter dash with Eden Frazier’s 11:15.94 finish. The women’s 4 x 200-meter relay team broke an A.Y. McDonald Indoor Track record by posting a 1:47.31 finish. The men’s squad would match this feat by posting a 1:30.08 in the same event, also breaking a record for the facility. With the success of Dubuque less than six days behind them, the teams traveled to Grinnell, Iowa, for the Midwest Conference Championships over the Feb. 25 weekend. “Our goal going into the season was to be top 3 for the men and women [in the championship meet],” said Head Coach Shawn Thielitz. The women achieved their
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INDOOR TRACK Andy Kraus competes in the high jump in the MWC Championships. Photo by Frances Setsak
goal, claiming third place with 90 points. The men took fourth, falling 34.5 points behind Ripon College. “We knew on the men’s side that it would take a perfect meet to accomplish this goal,” Thielitz said. Carroll’s first top-five finish came in the pole vault with Andrew Barthel’s 4.10 meter vault to tie him for third with two other athletes. Fraizer was the new Pioneer to rank in the top five, finishing the 5000-meter run in 19:07.99. She missed fourth place by about three seconds. Joe Pliner narrowly missed
The Lady Pioneers took third in the MWC Championships. Photo by Frances Setsak
Carroll’s first event win of the meet with a second place time of 4:25.89 in the mile run, less than half a second behind Grinnel College’s Noah DeLong. On the women’s side, Jess Laurin took fourth place, clocking in at 5:22.66. The women’s 4 x 200-meter relay team finished the day with a first place win, finishing in 1:47.34. Both teams finished the first day of the meet in fifth place. Day two started off with a fourth placed finish by Krystal Sterling in the triple jump. Kayla Koll followed with a 2.95 meter vault in the woman’s pole vault, earning her fourth place. At noon, the men’s distance medley team clocked in at 10:47.21 for another fourth place finish. Alex Marchillo claimed the first event win for the Pioneers by posting a 7.85 in the 55-meter hurdles. Gruenke’s 55-meter dash came heartbreakingly close to the second event win, but Jae Moore beat her out by 1000ths of a second. She would rebound by taking the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.97, a provisionally qualifying time for the NCAA
Championships. “[S]he needs to get to the high 56’s in order to go [to Nationals],” Thielitz said. “She can accomplish this and should this weekend at Stevens Point. She will be fresh. Last weekend she ran the 57.97 and it was her third race of the day.” Marchillo took fourth in the men’s side of the 400-meter dash, clocking in at 50.72. Pliner came away with Carroll’s next event win, finishing the 3000-meter run in 8:49.23. Laurin and Frazier came in fifth (10:49.62) and sixth (10:55.85) respectively for the women’s side of the event. Gruenke claimed her second individual event win of the meet by finishing the 200-meter run in 25.79. Carroll claimed the final event of the meet when the men’s 4 x 400-meter relay team clocked in at 3:22.68. Gruenke and Marchillo were named Midwest Conference Performers of the Meet for their efforts. “[B]oth are very deserving of the award,” Thielitz said. Thielitz was mostly optimistic about the season. “We are an extremely young team and we will continue to teach this young team what it
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means to be a leader and what is means to run for our track and field program,” he said. “This indoor season has been one of many ups and downs, but this team has never stopped fighting and competing.” Most of the indoor track team will turn their attention to preparing for the outdoor season, but Gruenke, Pliner and the men’s 4 x 400-meter relay team will compete in the Last Chance Meets at UW-Whitewater (March 4) and UW-Stevens Point (March 5). “[The teams] have come a long way and I look forward to having a tremendous outdoor season,” Thielitz said.
Lady Pioneers fall to Monmouth in MWC Tourney Taylor Alward
Staff Writer With two games left in the regular season and a Midwest Conference Tournament berth, the Carroll University women’s basketball team traveled to Beloit College where they won an 80-46 blowout. Carroll started the game on a 7-0 run and would hold the lead throughout the first half taking a 39-26 lead into halftime. The Lady Pioneers didn’t let up, outscoring the Lady Buccaneers 41-20 in the second half on the way to the 34-point victory. Carroll held Beloit to 38.5 percent shooting and forced 20 turnovers. The Lady Pioneers shot 42.5 percent from the field
in the first half and upped that percentage to 54.5 percent in the second half on route to shooting 46.8 percent for the game. Lyndsey Seewald led the Lady Pioneers with 25 points and Megan Turckes joined her in double figures with 11. Janelle Groer scored her 1000th career point for the Lady Pioneers during the game. The Lady Pioneers finished the regular season with a road game against Illinois College. With a tournament berth on the line, Carroll’s two leading scorers came up big. Groer led with 31 points, shooting 12-18 from the field,
making all three of her threepoint shots and all four of her free throws. Seewald finished the game with 27 points, going 9-10 from the free throw line. Carroll shot 54 percent for the game and trailed for just the first 40 seconds before taking the lead for the rest of the game. The Lady Pioneers led 39-33 at halftime and extended their lead to 17 with 6 minutes left in the game, eventually claiming a 74-63 win. The win knocked Illinois College down to the fourth seed in the Midwest Conference Tournament and gave Carroll the third seed. This meant a Feb. 25 matchup against Monmouth
College. Carroll was behind by six at halftime despite Janelle Groer going 7-7 for 14 points. A Monmouth to start the second half put the Lady Pioneers down by 13 with 17 minutes left to play. Carroll promptly went on a 16-0 run to take a three point lead four minutes later. Carroll would go up 7 before another run by Monmouth tied the game with 3 minutes left to play. Monmouth would eventually take the lead. The Lady Pioneers tied the game and gave the Lady Pioneers a one-point lead with two free-
throws with 1:30 left. A jumper by Monmouth gave them the lead 17 seconds later. Carroll missed four shots in the last minute and fell 64-61 to the Fighting Scots. Seewald finished her final season as a Lady Pioneer by being the leading scorer in the Midwest Conference with a 20.1 points per game average. Groer finished third in the league by scoring with a 16.2 points per game. Monmouth would go on to lose to regular season champion St. Norbert College who earned the Midwest Conference bid for the NCAA Tournament.