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Swim Team: Mishun point totals are a new Carroll record. PAGE 11

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Rent-a-bike alternative Amanda Palczynski Editorial Staff

The Carroll University Administration as well as Student Senate have been hard at work bringing a bike rental program to campus that would not only impact how the student body travels, but Waukesha itself as a bicycling community. Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima and county officials met last week with the Carroll administration to discuss the possibility of bringing a bicycle transportation program to the school. Brand Manager for Trek Bicycles, Krista Retting, facilitated the meeting, and had much to share about the benefits of bikes as an alternate form of transportation in the community. Retting has traveled to

Europe and found the efficiency brought to communities through bicycling. Amsterdam stands as the bike capital of the world, with 40 percent of all traffic movements done by bicycle according to Virgin Vacations. Dean of Students Dr. Theresa Barry noted that students have expressed consternation over parking situations repeatedly, which led to the interest in a bike program. During the meeting, Scrima said he had a portion of the city’s budget to contribute towards a proposal to make Waukesha more bikefriendly, such that would include paving wider streets and appropriating bike lanes. “Next year, freshmen won’t be able to bring cars to campus, so we’re looking into alternate forms of transportation,” said Barry. “We aren’t

going to get a lot more parking anytime soon.” Luke Bennewitz, President of Student Senate, said that the administration is looking into doing business with either the Trek Bicycles or the modernized bike-sharing system B-Cycle. When asked about the possible dangers of seasonal crossovers, Barry responded that it is more than feasible. Cities such as Denver and Minneapolis have successfully incorporated bike transportation into their city culture despite rough weather. Although Waukesha gets icy in the wintertime, bikes wouldn’t be inappropriate. As an instance of success that’s closer to home, Ripon College has initiated a BICYCLING continued on Page 2

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Fair trade fair, forums this winter Preston Pugmire captivates Carroll

Preston Pugmire performs in the PIT for Mix-It-Up Monday, an event sponsored by C.A.B. Pugmire uses electronic floor pedals that allow him to record anything he plays live and layer multiple sounds on top of it to create an entire song from scratch, right in front of the crowd. Photo by Kristina Ljujic

Shop with a conscience at the Plowshare Center Annemarie Bold

Staff Writer The Plowshare Center is a business that sells handmade merchandise, while promoting environmental friendliness. Located in downtown Waukesha, this store is hidden cozily near the Divino Gelato Café. The business provides both crafted gifts and education. This year, the Plowshare Center will contribute their time and information to Carroll University’s Fair Trade Fair on Wednesday Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.-2.p.m. in the Campus Center. It is free and open to the public. Plowshare will team up with several vendors to host holiday shopping. Four Corners of the World in Milwaukee, Trails to Bridges in Hartland, Rishi Tea in Milwaukee, New Vizzion, and Mt. Meru Coffee in Waukesha will be offering tea, coffee, and a varied of fair trade gift items. Some samples of tea and coffee will be available. This event is part of Carroll’s Food theme for the 2010-2011 academic school year. It’s a campus initiative to raise awareness of the broad range of food-related issues, including fair trade or cultural life and travel.

Fair trade is a system of international exchange that seeks out goods which promote equity, empower producers, and positively impact farmers and artisans. These products support fair trade, environmentally friendly production, independent artists and organic farming. On Feb. 5, Plowshare will offer another forum at Carroll. They are calling it “The Human Face of the Environment: We Are the Earth.” Panelists will be there to open and support a discussion about ways in which we can all help our environment and each other. “We love coming to Carroll because our forums have a great mix in the audience. Our forums encourage multi-generational discussions,” said Sally Michalko, president of the Plowshare Center. Michalko explained that the Plowshare Center sells products from over thirty countries. Their fair trade basis consists of building relationships with artisans who sell their work through them. Businesses like the Plowshare Center offer steady income to those in less fortunate situa-

tions with families to support. Women and men are paid equally in terms of the art they contribute to and sell from plowshare. The steady income also assists families in other countries who must pay for their children to go to school. “Plowshare is a good place to shop with a conscience,” Michalko said. Students at Carroll University are warmly welcomed into the Plowshare Center. Students can find journals made with recycled paper, handcrafted and hand painted sculptures, as well as instruments. “I like all of the unique merchandise there. My favorite items to look at are the handcrafted instruments,” junior Julia Roeder said. Roeder continued to explain that she would recommend this store to anyone who has a love for anything fun and unique. Plowshare continues to provide a forum that encourages members of the Carroll and Waukesha communities to discuss ways to better communities, our social problems, and ourselves.


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The New Perspective | Volume 34 Issue 8

NEWS

Madrigal Dinner 2010 Music gladdened thine heart and ushered in the holidaye season

Snow removal for 2010 Kristina Ljujic Editorial Staff

Melissa Graham Editor-in-Chief

Jordan Reyes

Treasurer and Advertising Manager

Erik Endres Design Editor

Amanda Palczynski Layout Editor

Luke Bennewitz News Editor

Heather Markovich Features Editor

Josh DeGrasseBaumann Sports Editor

Kristina Ljujic Photography Editor

Andy Bottom Web Editor

Sarah Grannis Copy Editor

Dan Becker

Faculty Adviser

Writing Staff Marty Pitzer, Brandon Koster, Annemarie Bold, Ashley Avampato, Meisha Ahmad, Nathan Ridgeway, Stu Weis, and Taylor Alward

Special Contribution

The 37th annual Madrigal Dinner took place this past weekend with lyrical melodyes of the Renaissance. Guests filled the Ballroom both Saturday and Sunday to part of the evenynge of mirth, molodye and merry-makynge and feaste on a the three course meal of Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing, Roasted Turkey with Gravy, Baked Apples with Sausages, Flaming Pudding and much more. Photos by Kristina Ljujic

John Harbeck

Photography Staff Grant Nelson

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bike program that gives students who don’t bring cars to campus a bike. With the new car policy coming into play, it’s also important to note that riding bikes around campus is a greener, more efficient alternative. Barry projects that the pro-

gram will be on campus by fall 2011. The next step in the plan is to survey students about bike ownership and usage: what would they use the bikes for, if they were available? Would they use them to travel around the community, beyond the Carroll campus? The idea has, overall, gained positive reception from the

Public Safety reports John Harbeck

Special Contribution 12/3/10 10:30 p.m. Took a report of a vehicle that had been parked in lot 9 since 12/1/10 that had several punctures in one tire.

12/4/10 1:47 a.m. Responded to Kilgour to check on the welfare of a person.

Waukesha city board as well as Carroll administrators, whose next meeting is scheduled for January 2011. The Carroll transportation culture may be transforming faster than we think. Stay tuned for updates early February regarding the new bike transporation program at Carroll and in the Waukesha community.

In preparation for another Wisconsin winter, Carroll University decided to create a new Campus Snow and Ice Control Plan. The new plan includes details as to what areas are maintained by which workers on campus, and information on how these areas are kept clear of snow and ice. “There are only seven people in the Grounds Crew,” Chris Pasbrig, director of Carroll’s Physical Plant, said. According to the plan, the Grounds department is responsible for the walkways on campus and smaller parking lots, such as the Campus Center lot. The larger parking lots, such as the Otteson Theater and Barstow Building lots, are cleared by contracted service providers. In addition to these two crews, Physical Plant’s Maintenance and Custodial departments will also help in effort. “The workers who are in charge of certain buildings on campus will also be in charge of clearing the snow and ice from the walkways or stairs leading to the buildings,” said Ron Lostetter, vice-president of finance and administrative services. One area that will not be cleared is the concrete area around the new medallion in front of Main Hall. According to Lostetter and Pasbrig, Carroll wants to keep the medallion in the best condition possible. In the process of clearing snow and ice from it, shovels, machinery, and ice-melting materials could damage or deteriorate the surface of the medallion. According to the plan, snow will usually be cleared before or after regular campus hours, when there are fewer vehicles and pedestrians on campus. This will ensure that the campus can be cleared of as much snow as possible. However, ice tends to be an issue as snow melts and refreezes throughout the day. Three different products are being used to melt ice depending on the area. White rock salt will be used in the parking lots, blue ice melt will be used on established walkways, and green ice melt will be used on the new walkways around Main Lawn. According to Pasbrig, the university is being mindful of environmental and economical concerns of the use of salt. However, the safety of those on campus is being taken into account. Since weather is unpredictable, snow or ice may build up in areas throughout the day with out Physical Plant knowing. At the entrance of several buildings on campus, shovels and barrels of salt can be found. Carroll is encouraging students and faculty to clear snow or ice from the doorways of these buildings if they are able to do so. For those who are unable to do so, Campus Safety or Physical Plant should be contacted and informed of the problem and its location.


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What the locals are doin’

Erik Endres

Editorial Staff

Police Blotter Recap

Alumni IDs

11-24-2010 - 7:41 p.m. - A woman accidentally locked her 3-year-old child and keys in a vehicle. 11-25-2010 - 9:40 a.m. - A man reportedly was harassing his neighbor’s girlfriend and wrote “I love you, do you love me?” on his underwear, which was hanging on the clothesline. 11-26-2010 - 7:36 a.m. - A man came to a woman’s door in the 400 block of Kimberly Dr. wearing only his underwear and said he needed help. 11-28-2010 - 7:16 p.m. - A bartender in the 200 block of Madison St. called police after he threw a group of bikers out of the bar and was worried they would retaliate. The caller thought one of the bikers was carrying a gun and called themselves the “Black Pistons.” 12-1-2010 - 6:21 p.m. - Kids were reportedly playing dingdong ditch in the 1900 block of Cardinal Ln. The caller said this was the third night that someone had been ringing her bell and then taking off. -Waukesha PD

Drug dealer arrested after misdial A 19-year-old Muskego man was arrested Sunday night after a 10-year-old boy got a wrong-number text message asking, “You want to buy some hash?” Turns out that the boy’s grandfather is a Wisconsin state trooper who called colleague Sgt. Nate Clarke. Clarke and other on-duty troopers then sent a message back to the alleged dealer saying, “Yes we would” and then arranged through other text messages the amount of hash and where to meet the man to make the deal, Clarke said. The man arrived at the specified Muskego-area location and left when nobody showed up for the 10 p.m. buy, Clarke said. Troopers followed the man to his residence and arrested him, Clarke said. The man’s vehicle and residence were searched, Clarke said. Troopers found a baggie in the vehicle containing 5 grams of hash. The searches also turned drug paraphernalia believed used to smoke marijuana and a prescription bottle with 1.5 grams of hash inside it, Clarke said. “He basically misdialed the number. He thought he was dialing a number of an associate of his that he knows likes to smoke marijuana and hash.  .  .  .  I guess, drug dealers beware. You never know who you’re texting,” Clarke said. -JSOnline

College Ave 202 follow up Luke Bennewitz Editorial Staff

Carroll University will be adding another building to campus starting spring of 2011. The house on 202 College Ave. that lies on the intersection

finishing the roof, and completing the handicap accessibility ramp. The main purpose of the house is to provide extra office space. Lostetter had his plans for the specific usage. “As of right now, I hope the

Kristy Black, senior Communications major graduating in May, had a few comments on the expansion of Carroll. “It makes me proud to be coming from here,” said Black. “The campus is becoming more

It has been reported that Carroll’s Alumni Services is now issuing Alumni ID’s. These IDs give you access to the Carroll Cash discount at many local businesses. Please contact the alumni office at 262.524.7237 or alumni@carrollu.edu with questions or for more information. -Alumni Services

Grant requested for Bugline Trail Waukesha County has requested matching grant assistance from the state Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Acquisition and Development of Local Parks grant program administered by the Department of Natural Resources. If awarded, the county would receive cost-sharing grant assistance totaling $134,000. An additional $30,000 in federal Recreational Trails Act funds, also administered by the department, also may become available for the improvements. The proposed Bugline Trail improvements would include widening and paving the existing compacted aggregate trail surface west of STH 164, and expanding trail construction west of the Village of Merton, including improvements to the train bridge allowing access over the Oconomowoc River. Information regarding the department’s grant determination can be reviewed at the DNR Southeast Region Headquarters. Comments can be directed to Dan Kaemmerer at (414) 2638701 before Dec. 8. -WI Dept. of Natural Resources

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The men of Beta Pi Epsilon have been hard at work to create a better community for Carroll and Waukesha. Our events this semester included: 202 College Ave. is now sealcoated. Photo by Kristina Ljujic

of College and Barstow was recently purchased by Carroll and the renovations of the building are currently underway. “The painting on the house right now is the undercoats,” said Ron Lostetter, Vice President of Finance. “The coats that we are using are sealers and are not the final colors of the building.” Lostetter explained the remaining work on the house that still needed to be done, which consisted of three coats of paint,

math faculty will be placed in the house,” said Lostetter. Nicole Listerfelt, senior Mathematics major at Carroll, had her own views on Carroll’s creation of more office space. “It would provide more space for everything else in the Math department and Maxon,” said Listerfelt. “I do think that will be good for the adjunct because they only have one room for all of them. I would be good for them to have more space.”

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well-known.” As a graduating senior, Black reflected on what the expansion of office space means for the greater Carroll community. “Hopefully the expansion will improve how people see Carroll,” said Black. “I think the academic are getting better and this is the first step to reflect that.” The house is planning on being opened some time during the spring semester.

• A Clean up for Adopt-A-Highway located on Hwy 18 from Kossow Rd. to Manhattan Rd. • We painted rooms for the Donna Lexa Community Arts at Waukesha First Baptist Church. Chaperoned an event at La Casa De Esperanza for a youth dance and a concert in December at La Casa where Mr. Jomar Ortiz (aka Mr. Geek) will be performing. • We also participate in the homework club at La Casa De Esperanza as tutors. • We raised $250 for the Special Olympics with money earned from Sept/Oct. Fund Raisers (Culver’s Night, Texas Road House Night and El Sol De Mexico Night). • We raised $350 for the United Cerebral Palsy by hosting a pancake breakfast and another Culvers night in November • We took part in helping Waukesha’s Hope Center arranging their donations closet. • As a group we accumulated 30 hours of bell ringing for the salvation army. • Leadership discussion with CL Lindsay before his convocation on risk management. • Hosted an all campus event for CU@night with a Zumba night. • We have also taken a part in inter-Greek events such as hosting a semester kick-off cook-out and Thanksgiving dinner.


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FEATURES

Last Hurrah: McInnis hits the stage Dec. 10 J. Lotti’s Pub Erik Endres

Editorial Staff On a snow blessed night, I found myself alone in the office, nursing the last of my wassail. As visions of roadblocks before the concert ahead, a man walked in, unbuttoned his pea coat and began to speak. Much to my surprise, it was Jake Warne, the man of the hour, the front man of the concert ahead, the lead of McInnis. Tell me how you would define McInnis. Nectar of the Gods in the form of music. Hah, I think I might go to hell for that one. No, but really, anything that rocks. We are a dynamic, versatile group that doesn’t mind crossover. How did McInnis come about? Man, in the summer of 2003, before eighth grade year we played our first show. It was for the talent show, which we won. We played two originals, and one cover, and here we are today. The four of us, still together, well, plus a drummer. 2003? Wow, any plans for a full length CD in the near future? Well, we recorded our EP two years ago and we really just have not had a chance to go back and revisit it. We’d like to try to take a stab at it this summer. What would you say in the main influence for McInnis? We all come from dynamic backgrounds musically, but we all listened to Shinedown, Alter Bridge, the Black Crowes. All of us bring forth our diversities of rock, acoustic, metal, classic, blues, a little 16th century mixed in too. Thankfully because of our diversity, I feel like our originals sound like no other band out there.

Photo courtesy of McInnis

That’s a pretty big mixture of music diversity there. Perhaps, if you had to classify that diversity into one Disney villain, who would you think McInnis would end up being? Captain Hook, because he is a pirate. He’s awesome, a badass. He does what he wants. Couldn’t agree more, you guys play whatever you want with your music, and even switch up parts. Ya, we do. We all play every instrument, so sometimes we do mix it up. But we do try to keep to our strengths with our main instruments. Yet, our lead guitarist is an amazing drummer and could be a drummer for any band out there today. Oh, and don’t forget about playing the washboard. Are there any songs, original or cover, that you prefer to play? When we get the chance to, we play our original, Blind. It’s kinda our anthem. Whenever we play it at bars, people know it and sing along. But, we actually have a rule. Before every show everyone must pick one song that we have to play that night.

What would you say is the strangest cover you’ve ever played? Oh my, Lose Yourself by Eminem. Oh! YMCA at weddings. Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance and Rhianna. We’ve done some MJ, Madonna. We recent did a Justin Bieber cover, that one is definitely up there for the strangest. I mean, we really play anything, so it is hard to pinpoint just one. Have you ever found yourself up on stage, making up songs? Oh ya, really weird songs, but some of those become our best stuff. What do you see in the future for McInnis? Is there an end ahead, or are you looking for stardom? Right now the band is our main job, but we have never put a date on anything. McInnis is a family and we will always be together. Unless something big happens, we will keep playing in the state forever. Anything else you want our readers to know? That can go in the paper? Hah. I don’t know… that we are playing Friday, Dec. 10 at Carroll University in the Ballroom for The New Perspective’s Last Hurrah of the semester. Oh, and of course, that we are badass. Can you print that? Badass. Well, that is the third time now. Oh, check us out on Facebook and fan us, because that would badass too. That should wrap things up. What? No strange stories, well, let me just say this. The best part of being in a band for so long, with the same people, is the stories we will have to tell in 40 years. There really is nothing better than a family.

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offbeat menu and sporty atmosphere Sarah Grannis Editorial Staff

New to Waukesha, J. Lotti’s Pub and Grill House – located at 255 West Main Street downtown – is one part upscale dining, and one part sports pub-meetsburger joint. The combination might sound a little strange, but J. Lotti’s manages to pull it off. Walking into the restaurant, I immediately noticed the bigscreen televisions adorning the walls, broadcasting a college football game. We did not have to wait for a table, though the restaurant was about 80 percent full, and the waitstaff was friendly and energetic. Our waitress was attentive and came back often to check in how we were doing. The menu is full of offbeat options – ranging from eggplant strips and dipping sauce as an appetizer (a delicious choice), and full of creative burger and chicken sandwiches. Vegetarian options are available as well, and the meals usually range around the $10 price point. J. Lotti’s would make a great place for a date, as it has a very fun little charm to it, and is both delicious and affordable for the average Carroll student. For those over 21, there is also a full bar and drink specials are very affordable. Overall, I highly recommend stopping in for a bite to eat next time you’re downtown.

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Guster’s newest album, “Easy Wonderful,” features a lot of the same melodies and lyrical themes that fans will recognize, but will also be introduced to a lot more electrical instruments and “fala-la’s” than their previous album. The ear-worm “Do You Love Me?” practically begs to be sung along to while “Bad Bad World” perfectly balances upbeat sound with the optimistic lyrics that Guster has become famous for. However, despite a lot of fun and catchy songs, many of the album’s features are bland. “Easy Wonderful” is not forgettable, just not as memorable as “Ganging Up On The Sun” or “Keep It Together.” Fans of the band will love the 12 track album and appreciate that uniquely Guster sound, but for those of you that have never heard of Guster before, pick up “Keep It Together” before you try “Easy Wonderful.”

Nuclear debates all have roots in a radioactive romance story in 19th Century Paris: the love story of Marie and Pierre Curie. To write the visual biography (visual because the book is in colored, collage form), Lauren Redniss spoke to atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima, weapons specialists in Nevada, oncologists at cutting edge hospitals, and space nuclear research centers. The cover is printed with luminescent ink and Redniss, true to her craft, made the artwork through cyanotype, a camera free method of treating paper to light sensitive chemicals and exposing them to the sun’s UV rays. The story is a breathtaking recommendation for literature, science and art enthusiasts. This visually stunning book essentially has something for everyone.

ProtoGalaxy, an action game from the independent Source Studio, is a seemingly simple space-themed shooter game. The player takes control of a starship with the potential to upgrade with a variety of unique weapons, each with their own special uses. Unfortunately, the game is fairly fastpaced making the controls a bit difficult to get used to, but once they are mastered the game becomes more enjoyable. The game includes a campaign mode based on a typical sci-fi story of alien overlords, but the more creatively inclined players will take pleasure in the built in level editor where player can make their own galaxies. These galaxies can than be shared with other players. While the game is probably geared more towards puzzle fans and science fiction fans, the $10 price tag through the Steam platform makes it a cheap, fun time-waster for anyone.

Staff Writer

Ashley Avampato

SHOW-BIZ

Editorial Staff

Josh DeGrasse-Baumann

OVERLORDS

Editorial Staff

Melissa Graham

RADIOACTIVE

Staff Writer

Brandon Koster

INDIE SOUND

FEATURES

Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a smalltown girl with a larger-than life voice who lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the Burlesque Lounge owner. While working to make her dream a reality, Ali makes friends, enemies, and catches the attention of Jack (Cam Gigandet), a bartender and musician. Her voice and energy bring The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory - though not before a young entrepreneur shows up with an interesting proposal for Tess, one that may cost the Burlesque family everything they hold dear. Burlesque has entertaining musical numbers and quick-witted dialogue around every corner. What it is lacking is an imaginative reinvention of the Los Angeles show-biz clichés that have inspired it. Still, it is interesting and worth going to see.

Behind the scenes Meisha Ahmad

Staff Writer Stepping into the action of what goes on “behind the scenes” shows it takes more than just actors to put on a play. Just ask someone who works backstage. “Basically, you have to know how to do just about anything. You have to be versatile. The shows can be anywhere. Sometimes the plays are at different locations. You have to do everything,” said sophomore Veronica Pardes. Pardes has been interested in theatre since high school. She took acting at the time, and also did backstage work. She plans on going to graduate school in the future and definitely wants to pursue theatre as a career, as it is her passion. “I’ve been in backstage, and it involves a lot of work. You are making the props, setting them up, helping the actors with their costumes, and a lot more. It was fun,” said sophomore James Jordan. The Theatre Arts Program at Carroll University is the oldest organization in Wisconsin and has been around since 1896. Through it, students have been prepared for future opportunities from the theatre. “The plays are successful, a lot of people come. The most recent play was a comedy. It was called, ‘Imaginary Invalid,’ and it was really good,” said freshman Mariah Smith. It truly is a whole other world backstage. The students working backstage in the theatre usually have many different roles. Ranging from set designers, costume, props or make-up coordinators, construction or decorating crews, light or props crews and technical directors these roles are usually combined, keeping students very busy for the productions; it is always chaotic during a play

Danny Slattery, sophomore, is a part of the backstage crew. He has loved Theatre since he was in elementary school. He definitely knows what the pressure is like working backstage. He has worked in the most recent play, Imaginary Invalid. “During a play, we are doing anything and everything, from props to scenery, lighting and sound,” Slattery said. There are also students working backstage in the theatre that help the actors get ready. These individuals are a part of the Costume Crew. Stephanie Brownell is a junior that had been working in the costumes crew during her sophomore year. She is now the Costume Shop Manager. Last spring she designed the costumes for “Juliet”, and this year she has designed costumes for the “Imaginary Invalid”. She is currently working as a Costume Coordinator on Amahl with the Milwaukee Opera Theatre. “I like to design costumes; my favorite part specifically is the creative design process, rather than the construction aspect,” Brownell said. “My favorite play as a piece, as work, is definitely ‘Juliet’. My favorite play to work on was ‘The Imaginary Invalid.’” “The Imaginary Invalid” is a play by Moliere that premiered in November. It’s a farce. Many people came to the play, and the audiences seemed to enjoy it. All of the backstage in the theatre worked hard to make the play great. It was extremely successful. “The most interesting part of it for me was that I got to design the costumes before the play was cast. Then when auditions came around, actors were cast into roles based on the archetypal costumes I had created. That and, well, the costumes were exaggerated to the point of hilarity,” Brownell said.

Century Magazine Melissa Graham Editorial Staff

On the third floor of MacAllister Hall, the shelves are filled with The Century Magazines. The most recent issue was published in 2010, yet the oldest ones go back to the 1970s. The tradition remains unbroken as, per tradition, The Century is calling for submissions for this academic year. The Century has begun to collect art, photography, poetry and prose from students for this year’s publication. “Century exists to promote artistic and literary interest on campus by creating a magazine of student work, holding readings and showings of student work and sponsoring visiting authors,” said senior and editor-in-chief Torrey Elsner. This year, The Century has held two readings and collaborated with CASU and the English Club to hold a photography contest. Members have also volunteered at Retzer’s Apple Festival. “It’s a fun way to show your love of literature,” said senior and secretary Caitlin Schmitt. Students do not need to be on the Century Magazine staff to attend an

event or submit work for publication. Anyone can submit their poety, prose, art or photography by emailing centurysubmissions@gmail.com with their name and title. The submission piece can be saved as an attachment. The Century is calling for submissions until Feb. 4. “I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy and recognize solid student work, which has inspired me as an artist,” said Elsner. Students with enthusiasm for the arts who want to work behind the scenes planning events or working on the publication are welcome to The Century’s weekly meetings, held at 8 p.m. Sundays in the Ratzow Room. “Next semester, students can bring in stories for workshop or give feedback for the stories brought in,” said sophomore and Editor-in-chief Josh DeGrasse-Baumann. Students can look forward to the Release Party (held at Sprizzo Gallery Cafe, as tradition every year) in addition to more readings and events next spring.


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Communication all wrapped up into one package Andy Bottom Editorial Staff

Long ago, the hippest of the hip elec� tronic communications was electronic mail, aka e-mail. It took huge leaps and bounds in our perspectives on communi� cation speed and response, from commu� nicating to one person to communicating to thousands with a keystroke. Nowadays, digital communication has morphed, but still stayed a major source. Now instead of talking on cell phones, we can send a short text can get a message across. On the computer side of the commu� nication world, chat applications grew in popularity with Yahoo Chat, MSN Mes� senger and AIM. But chat software soon became obsolete in this century as we wit� nessed the emergence of the social net� working giants of MySpace, Twitter and, of course, Facebook. These social net� works implemented well designed and more convenient chats right inside the page. And this is where we find ourselves to� day. The older technologies are still alive and kicking, but they have found their own niche in the market. For instance, emails are now used primarily for business communications. Texting is used more among younger folks while on the go. Software chats have their own fan base that enjoys the bet� ter reliability and features of which they provide. But it’s easy to say that there are certainly many ways to get in touch with someone in this digital world we live in today. Facebook has its own plans though for the future of communication. Facebook, the indisputable social net�

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working giant, has had the most impact on the way social networking websites perform, often pulling out all the stops to bring innovative features, ideas and con� tent at a consistent rate. Facebook is also in the spotlight for policy and privacy issues as well, but nonetheless, the public adapts or rath� er does not care and the Facebook pop� ulation continues to grow with not just the young and techincally savy users, but among all age groups. More and more, people are getting in on the Facebook fun. Now friends, fam� ily and even relatives and use Facebook to stay in touch with each other. This is where Facebook’s new plan to revamp the social messaging system will come into play. To stay in touch with someone, we would have to choose one of the previ� ously mentioned technologies to get a message across. Facebook will be chang� ing that. In the next couple months Face� book will be rolling out their new “mod� ern messaging system.” This new feature is considered to be be the end all of technology messaging. This new feature will include all your messag� ing into one convenient package, which happens to be located on Facebook. You will be able to get all you text messages, email, full chat history’s, etc. on Facebook. Pretty convenient, huh? If you think that is cool then hold on to your hat, because you’ll also be able to get your own Facebook e-mail account. Just picture yourself, hotshot business per� son, meeting with VIP clients and hand� ing them your ____@facebook.com email. But even though this may all seem

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all well and good, there are some small unintended downsides to having, your whole life directed through Facebook. For instance, you may not be aware, but Facebook manages what content is post� ed on your walls. They have been remov� ing such content as BitTorrent and other sites. And these restrictions and monitor� ing will be applying to the new messag� ing system too. This is a problem that has been dis� cussed at length with Google and the amount of personal information they hold. Are we ready and willing to have Face� book decide what we should and should not be sharing and talking about with our friends? Only time will tell as the feature get imple� mented. But in the mean time, long live the social media king, Facebook. Interested in learning more about Facebook’s modern messaging system? Visit the source directly at http://www.facebook.com/ about/messages/.

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Reference checks in the digital professional sphere Marty Pitzer Staff Writer

For starting out to be a Harvard Univer� sity social networking connection for students to collaborate, Facebook has left a worldwide impression sparking the social media frenzy. Mark Zuckerberg, launched Facebook in Feb� ruary 2004. There are currently over 175 million active users worldwide, a number that is increasing every day. That is why it is not surprising insti� tutions like schools are using the same concept as a tool to build business connections with po� tential employees for new graduates. Further� more, professional social networking sites like LinkedIn rose in popularity as more people fo� cused on their jobs. LinkedIn, and other simi� lar sites, have been very helpful in finding in� ternships for students in their perspective field of interests. Other social networking sites cater

to a special interest or theme such as movies re� views, music or dating. Networking sites go beyond playing games online and sharing stories and photos of your vacation or weekend outings. They are able to help create an image of your qualifications to perspective employers by being able to post a cover letter and résum������������������������ é����������������������� along with your accom� plishments that help you stand out as a viable candidate for businesses. In this high tech world and dismal econ� omy, new graduates are looking for an edge to get that ideal job they seek. “Sites such as Twitter even have gotten into the business networking aspect by companies such as Target and Best Buy posting job open� ings,” said Justin Berezowitz, a fellow for Car� roll’s Career Center. Hootsuite, he said, is a social networking site manager which enables the user to link their all social networking site. This enables

the user to manage Facebook, Twitter, Linke� dIn, Ryze and other sites all at once. Instead of posting an update on each site, Hootsuite allows the user to post once, and the update is automatically posted to all your social net� working accounts. What constitutes a professional network� ing site is subjective. However, if you don’t want your employer or future employer to see what you post, this is debatable. Not only are employers looking for qualifying factors that make an applicant look good, but, employers are going to the point of checking for personal networking sites of applicants and employees for content that could disqualify them from getting a job or promotion. Though the social networking website creates an outlet for professional connections, it also provides employers the ability to go above and beyond the typi� cal interview.


Online privacy: screenings part of the daily digital world Heather Markovich Editorial Staff

“Ugh! My boss is a dick,” “Woo, cra� zy night at the bar, gotta drive home now,” “Woke up without shoes and puke in my purse,” “I swear I’m going to burn my of� fice to the ground if they make me work more overtime,” etc. These are just some of the common statuses seen on Facebook that start to blur the line between “too much” and “just enough” information made public. Paired with photographs of drunken shenanigans or questionable sit� uations, the line grows even dimmer. Indeed there is a willingness among many of Facebook’s users to overshare,

Facebook Facts There are more than 500 million active users on Face� book. 50% of users log onto Face� book at least once a day. The average user has 130 friends. 70% of Facebook users live outside the United States. People that use Facebook on their mobile phones are twice as active than non-mobile phone Facebook users. There are more than 70 translations available for Face� book. The average user produc� es 90 pieces of content (status� es, photos, web links, etc.) each month. Combined, people spend over 700 billion minutes on Facebook each month. Source: CNN (http://articles.cnn.com/2009-04-23/health/ ep.facebook.addict_1_facebookpage-facebook-world-social-networking?_s=PM:HEALTH)

Five Clues You’re Addicted To Facebook 1. You lose sleep over Facebook 2. You spend more than an hour a day on Facebook 3. You become obsessed with old loves 4. You ignore work in favor of Facebook 5. The thought of getting off Facebook leaves you in a cold sweat Source: Statistics on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/press/ info.php?statistics)

which has been critical to the social net� work’s success - but at what price? According to PC Advisor, more than half (53 percent) of employers research job applicants on sites such as Google and Facebook. And although in recent months Facebook users have attempt� ed to hinder this by ditching their dis� played names for catchy aliases, searches can still be successful through e-mail ad� dresses, school and network. And while users may argue for their privacy, one essential element remains true: nothing on the Internet is private. Once it’s out in the sea of the Web, any information can be subject to nibbling

by the fish of employers, advertisers, col� leges and government. Facebook does have privacy controls, though, which have minimized the ex� tent to which unwanted outside parties can view personal information. Howev� er, these privacy settings are not fully fool� proof. And according to the New York Times, employers are already finding ways in which to bypass these settings. In fact, online screenings may be a permanent part of the hiring process in the near future. According to CNN, a recent Microsoft survey found that 70 percent of job recruiters and hiring man� agers in the United States have rejected

an applicant based on information they had found online. In an interview with TIME Maga� zine, Facebook CEO and creator Mark Zuckerberg said, “Our core belief is that one of the most transformational things in this generation is that there will be more information available.” Of course, with users sharing more than 25 billion pieces of information with Facebook each month, Zucker� berg’s philosophy is driving more and more to completion. At stake: the cur� rent and potential jobs of users. But we chose to put it all out there, right?

How Facebook changed dating as we know it Sarah Grannis Editorial Staff

Since its arrival years ago – at a time when most of the Carroll student body was in high school – Facebook has man� aged to ingrain itself into our daily exis� tence, and change the ways we look at both our friendships and romantic re� lationships. It’s hard to imagine a time where we didn’t hear the words “poke”, “creep”, or “Facebook official” in every� day conversation. And like it or not, the popular social network site is here to stay. Mashable.com, one of the internet’s leading news sources for all things social media, examined the ways Facebook has changed dating and came up with some key points that college students can like� ly agree on. The first, it gives the user a chance to obsess – more than usual – about their significant other (or poten� tial significant other). Did they write on

my wall? Will he or she poke me back? They didn’t put me in their profile pic� ture, what gives? These anxieties can lead to Facebook stalking (better known as “creeping”), and a blow to the confidence level of the user. Another downside Facebook has made to the dating world is the ability to constantly see what your ex-partner is up to – whether you like it or not. It’s hard enough to get back on your feet af� ter a breakup, but having to look at posts in your NewsFeed seeing that he or she is so happy to be single again, or with their latest main squeeze, can be rough. The easiest way to bypass this is sim� ply to defriend your ex, but if you can’t bring yourself to do that, another option is blocking their posts from showing up in your NewsFeed. Keep in mind that when something is “Facebook official”, everyone can see

that. And that includes when you break up. Breaking up on the social network� ing site is awkward and uncomfortable – having all your friends and classmates see that you are suddenly single – and run� ning the risk of someone “liking” your newly-single ex’s changed relationship status – can be slightly overwhelming. The best thing to do in this situation is to stay classy – avoid any depressing sta� tuses or digs at your ex. Keep the drama to a minimum and you can keep the pea� nut gallery from chiming in. Finally – remember to utilize those privacy settings and use common sense while on the site. Just because Facebook has become such a commonplace thing in our lives shouldn’t mean you let your guard down. Practice safe behavior on Facebook – and all social network sites – so you won’t have anything to haunt you later.

Students fight Facebook Addiction Disorder Heather Markovich Editorial Staff

It is infallibly human to become addicted to something at a certain point in your life, though the form in which these addictions take shape has, in the past, varied from person to per� son. However, the dawn of social net� working media such as Facebook has brought light to a new addiction that is rivaling the age-old popular obsessions with video games, cigarettes or alcohol in its sheer amount of users: Facebook Addiction Disorder (FAD). According to a Facebook compa� ny factsheet, the website hosts more than 500 million active users. Over 900 million objects are offered that people interact with, with the aver� age user connecting to 80 community pages, groups and events. In addition,

more than 30 billion pieces of content are shared each month on the site. It’s not surprising that the Nielsen Com� pany found that the average time us� ers spend using Facebook per month topped seven hours in a study done last January. New York psychologist Michael A. Fenichel conducted a study into FAD and concluded the addiction to be similar to addictions in both mo� bile phones and devices, but that is also supplied something altogether more original. “[It] appears to me to have the most ingrained and self-reinforcing of all scenarios, reinforcing through im� mediacy, acclamation, intimacy, shared experience, shared creativity, and the ability to be the complete and total captain of the ship of one’s Facebook

home page,” said Fenichel on his web� site. “For some the “apps” seem to be totally compelling, for hours on end, for others Facebook is used more like email, to keep in touch with a group, sometimes serious, sometimes playful, sometimes simply sharing. But the fact of how ingrained Facebook has become culturally is one which is easy to miss, because, well, everybody’s doing it!” In fact, to battle the onslaught of users suffering from FAD, articles and programs have already been in the works, touting success in recovery. Think you may be suffering from FAD as well? CNN published an arti� cle focusing on “Five clues that you are addicted to Facebook.” See the sidebar for these clues.


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Letter to the Editor: Sexuality & Religion Student shares thoughts on sex and so-called sin This is to the gay students who think their sexuality conflicts with their spirituality. I want you to know you have choices. You can choose how to live with your sexuality. You can believe homosexuality is a sin and try to change. I tried and I don’t think one can become “ex-gay” any more than one can become “exheterosexual.” You can believe it is not a sin to be gay, except when acted upon. You can accept your orientation and be celibate. You can marry - concealing your attractions. I know gay men and women who have done that. In each

case, after years of suppression, they acted upon their impulses. Each of these marriages ended in divorce; the family’s lives shattered. You can be honest with your future spouse, and try to live heterosexually. I know couples who are doing that. Publicly, they present themselves as a heterosexual couple. I don’t know what happens privately. You can reexamine scriptures used against homosexuals and decide ifthey are speaking out against same sex attraction as we know it today. You can choose to believe God honors a same sex committed relationship. You can choose to believe you can be gay and a Christian.

I lived through years of struggle after college; trying to change. The end result was clinical depression and thoughts of suicide. I’ve come to trust God loves and accepts me as a gay man. I do look at those scriptures differently. I believe God sanctions any relationship that is committed and monogamous. There are churches, and Christians, who will accept you. Maybe in the end it won’t matter who was right and who was wrong. Maybe God will look at each of us and just ask us if we lived our lives being true to who we were.

What would you be willing to give your Facebook for?

--Trusting God and Myself

Point Counter-Point: Professors as Facebook friends? Networking benefits

Too risky

Now, I won’t argue against the fact that there is more negative attention drawn towards the overlap of Facebook and academics nowadays, but is it so wrong to officially friend a mentor? It’s no extraordinary fact that educators and students are connecting on the social networking site, and that it may not be so bad if it is handled appropriately. Personally, I am able to get in touch with a few of my professors and have access to intellectual blogs and links that

I, along with almost every other student at any other university have logged on to their Facebook accounts and randomly decided to search for some of their favorite professors. However, when that profile appears on the screen, a moral dilemma suddenly hits you in the stomach like a ton of bricks; should you request to be their friend? This question has puzzled our generation for many years and it rightly should. If you find a professor to be a mentor to you, then what is the problem with adding them to the list of people that you want to receive your random status updates? There is one simple argument against adding your professor on Facebook: it’s too risky. This is not saying that you might post a status update about how much you dislike a professor’s class and that professor just happens to stumble across it in the cyber abyss that is Facebook. It’s about what your friends might post on your wall for all everybody, including your professors, to see. You have no control about what people post on your wall or what photos you are tagged in. Before you can say, “But I can change my privacy settings!” it might be too late. The pictures from the party that you were at last night might end up on the Facebook front page. That wall post by a friend might turn out to reveal something very embarrassing to you that is now open to your friends.

There are career benefits, especially when you know someone who is well-verssed in your field and interested in helping you. they post. It’s also nice to be able to drop a “hello” when I haven’t spoken to them in a while, and get a quick response. Teachers reportedly enjoy keeping in touch with their students and giving them advice, such as talking to a student about choosing a major. Careers could be at stake if the medium is abused and privacy settings aren’t customized, but that is entirely at the fault of the student or professor for not becoming a savvy user. Students and teachers can arguably make a point to be responsible and choose better vehicles for venting and tighten the reins on what they share. With more sites like these available, we as communicators need to form a different etiquette when speaking in public forums to people we want to make a good impression upon. And who could reject the Facebook friendship as a possible opportunity to network? There are career benefits, especially when you know someone who is well-versed in your field of study and interested in helping you. Let’s face it; Facebook is the new email messenger. We rely on Facebook immensely to communicate: we set it as our home page, we install the app on our phones, and we check it at least once a day. It’s accessible and visually pleasing, so why not take the opportunity to connect with our educators who can benefit us through such a popular medium?

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“I’d give it up tomorrow if I had to.” --Kate Kujawski, Freshman

“I’d give it up if I could have a kitty in my dorm.” --Lauren Furst, Senior

It’s about what your friends might post on your wall for all everybody, including your professors, to see. The point is that you are more than welcome to add your professors on Facebook, but only if you are willing to take the risk that that professor might find a piece of information about you that they might deem inappropriate. Use caution, prepare your privacy settings, and remember to think twice before you press that “Add as Friend” button.

“I don’t go on Facebook.” --Noah Stickles, Sophomore

Fond farewells and merry-go-rounds Erik Endres Editorial Staff

Where did the time go? It only seems like yesterday… blah, blah, blah. I know you probably are not interested in hearing the tale of my college career, and that is understandable, as you have your own story to live. So I will keep this editorial short. Through four and a half years at Carroll I have seen many changes, through faces coming, going, and reappearing, an institutional name change, beautifications and facelifts to campus buildings, and more. Yet out of all these things, I’m usually only ever asked one question. I’m often asked if I were to do things

over, would I still choose Carroll College (errr… University). For as often as I have criticized Carroll over many of the asinine things they have and have not done, I would still wholeheartedly say yes. The opportunities I received through Carroll have made profound impacts on my life and career. Saying no would mean that I would have to give up the four and a half years I sang in choirs at Carroll, to give up the two unforgettable years with The New Perspective, to give up finding the love of my life over a bowl of chicken noodle soup, to give up acoustic performances and interviews, to give up making wishes come true through Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin, and countless other experiences.

I believe that is essentially my advice as I leave Carroll. Don’t get lost in all of your schooling. Yes, it is important to pay attention and do your work, yet, find time to be involved on campus. In the real world, grade point average means practically bupkis and your ability to work a cash register will not come in handy when you apply for a nursing position. It is the experiences you have partaken and the lessons you have learned that will guide you through your life and career. Thank you to my cohorts at The New Perspective for the many fond memories, thank you to the professors whom expressed personal interest in my passions, and thank you to you (you know who you are) for always keeping your faith in me.

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SPORTS

Men’s hoops 1-1 in conference play Cornell

applies for readmission to MWC

Stu Weis

Staff Writer The Carroll University men’s basketball team rebounded in a big way after a pair of losses by trouncing Knox College, 85-65. Carroll, after hoisting the Johnson Bank Tipoff Tournament trophy, opened the season against non-conference opponent North Park University. The Pioneers lost 73-63 due to a terrific shooting night as a team by North Park and a poor shooting night by the Pioneers. North Park shot 57.1 percent from the field and a staggering 50 percent from three after going 5-6 from the three-point line to close out the game. Carroll shot only 36.5 percent from the field. After North Park, the Pioneers hosted their first conference opponent in Lake Forest College. Carroll shot much better in against the Foresters, and it was reflected in the score as they lost in a tight game, 66-60. The Pioneers hit on 48.1 percent of their shots but Lake Forest’s 52 percent shooting, that slight accuracy differential, was the difference in the game. Following their back-to-back losses, Carroll tipped off against Knox in an attempt to get back to .500 in Midwest Conference play. The Pioneers took out their recent frustrations on the hapless Knox team, winning 80-65, their largest margin of victory this year. Turnovers were the story of the game, as Knox turned the ball over 13 times to 2 from Carroll. So far in the early season, Carroll has looked towards junior Kyle Jones and senior Paul Grosshuesch for a majority of their scoring. The Pioneers are incredibly young and inexperienced and will contin-

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The Pioneers fell to Lake Forest College 66-60. Photo by Bridget Holtz

ue to look to these two while sophomores expand their roles and freshman adapt to the college game. Carroll will hopefully find their rotations soon as this is an experience issue that will become less problematic as the season progresses and the Pioneers march forward. The Pioneers so far this season have out rebound, out assisted and committed fewer turnovers than their opponents.

These trends will need to continue if Carroll wants to have a successful season and make the conference tournament. Carroll has back-to-back home conference games coming up with Ripon and Grinnell before a very tough road test against UW-Whitewater. Hopefully, the Pioneers can take some of the momentum off of the Knox game and spin it forward to this very important stretch.

Swim team headed in right direction Mishun, Gryzywa lead young team to 6th and 5th

Nathan Ridgway

Staff Writer Carroll University’s men’s swim team placed 6th while the women’s swim team took 5th Dec. 3-4 at the Grinnell College Invite. Grinnell took the win for both the men’s and women’s divisions followed by Loras College in 2nd, but the young Pioneer squad showed they have a program on the rise. Sophomore Alex Mishun swept the men’s 3-meter and 1-meter diving with great ease with a score of 474.70 and 497.85 respectively. Mishun showed true poise, outscoring his competitors by 137

points and 170 points in his collective dives. Junior Danielle Grzywa nabbed the other win for the Carroll swim team in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:04.37. She held the lead over Nikki Pyle of Grinnell to win by just .22 seconds. The women’s relay teams had a good showing on Saturday, placing 3rd in both the 200-yard medley and the 400yard medley. Other swimmers for Carroll had strong showings this past weekend as well.

Junior Jordan Barclay placed 2nd and 3rd for the women’s team, alongside freshman Aleshia Garland, who took a 2nd and a 4th place finish in her races. As for the men, freshman William Utech took a 3rd place finish out of 60 competitors in the 50-yard freestyle, while freshman teammate Alex Schneider placed 5th out of 33 in the men’s 200-yard individual medley. The Pioneers next meet will be Jan. 8 Carroll University.

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Cornell College –a private liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa applied for readmission to the Midwest Conference in October. Currently, the college competes in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. When the Midwest Conference, then the Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference, was founded in 1921, Cornell was among the original members. However, they left the conference in 1997. Athletically, Cornell competes in 18 of the 20 sports sponsored by the Midwest Conference. They do, however, also compete in wrestling. While the school would still have options with wrestling, the team would be harder to maintain in a separate conference. According to a press release from Cornell, the motivation is academically linked. “We already have longstanding academic relationships with the majority of schools in the Midwest Conference, so the ability to expand on those relationships and increase our visibility in areas where we have large and active groups of alumni provides a great opportunity for our program,” said Cornell’s Athletic Director John Cochrane. Cornell and seven Midwest Conference schools are members of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, which offers off-campus study programs. According to Carroll University’s Athletic Director Joe Baker, there are a lot of obstacles the conference must take into consideration with this application. Scheduling, he said, was going to be one of the largest concerns because of all the factors that go into it. “There’s always issues with an odd number [of teams],” Baker said. “With even numbers it’s more quote-unquote fair.” Football, Baker said, would probably go to a schedule made up completely of conference games. However, this wouldn’t carry over as well to other sports, such as basketball, who would wind up with three non-conference games in an odd numbered conference. “One of the things that faculty members are concerned with is missed class time of student athletes,” Baker said. “When you add in another long trip, you’re going to potentially be taking students out of class.” Currently, Grinnell College is the only Iowa school in the Midwest Conference. They have an average distance of 284 miles from the other schools in the conference. Adding Cornell to the mix would add another long trip for schools in the conference. “You can avoid this by not giving a team both of them as away games,” Baker said. “Unfortunately that’s another limitation you have to put into your schedule.” The benefit, however, would be adding a school drastically closer to Grinnell. Currently, Grinnell’s closest conference opponent is Monmouth College, 166 miles way. If Cornell joined the Midwest Conference, they would could that distance by more than half. The earliest Cornell could rejoin the Midwest Conference is the 2012-2013 school year.


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Seewald leads women’s hoops to 5-1 record

//SPORTS WIRE MEN’S BASKETALL Overall: 3-2 Conference: 1-1 UPCOMING GAMES

Dec. 8 vs. Ripon 7:30PM Dec. 11 vs. Grinnell 1PM Dec. 21 @ UW-Whitewater 7PM Dec. 29 vs. UW-Oshkosh 7PM Jan. 8 @ St. Norbert 4PM Jan. 11 vs. Lawrence 7:30PM Jan. 14 @ Monmouth 7:30PM Jan. 15 @ Grinnell 3PM Jan. 21 vs. Illinois College 7PM Jan. 22 vs. Monmouth 4PM Jan. 29 @ Lawrence 4PM

Taylor Alward Staff Writer

Lyndsey Seewald has led Carroll University’s women’s basketball team to a four-game win streak and a 5-1 record. Carroll won this year’s Turkey Shootout hosted by UWStout with wins against UWOshkosh and UW-Stout over Thanksgiving weekend. The Lady Pioneers took game one of the shootout against UW-Oshkosh with a 62-54 victory. Seewald scored 12 points in the final five minutes of the game and led the team with 16. Janelle Groer added 14 points and Megan Turckes scored 12 points. Carroll took an 8 point lead into halftime and extended that lead to 15 with 15:31 left in the second half before UW-Oshkosh made a charge. The Titans quickly cut into the lead and in six minutes had a one-point lead at 42-41. The game would go back and forth for the next few minutes before Seewald took over. With Carroll up by one, Seewald hit a jumper and had a three-point play to give the Lady Pioneers a six point lead. Seewald would go 5-6 from the free throw line to clinch the game for Carroll. Seewald had gone 1-8 before going 3-3 from the field in the last 5:30. In the championship game of the Turkey Shootout, Carroll took on UW-Stout and took home the tournament title with a 78-63 victory. The Lady Pioneers jumped out to a huge lead to start the game taking a 19-2 lead against Stout on a free throw by Kelly Menden with 12:24 left in the first half. Stout would chip away at the Carroll lead until the game was tied with 2:10 left in the first half. The Lady Pioneers would take a 40-38 lead into halftime. 12 seconds into the second half, a three point play by Stout’s Tricia VanVreede gave the Blue Devils their first and only lead of the game at 41-40. Marissa Haug’s layup 48 seconds

later gave Carroll the lead and they wouldn’t give it up. Carroll stretched its lead to 19 twice in the second half before finishing the game up 15. The Lady Pioneers were again led by Seewald with 30 points and Groer added 14. The Lady Pioneers shot well in the first half at 45 percent but shot a scorching 70 percent in the second half to take over the game. Carroll also forced Stout into 30 turnovers. Carroll continued their hot streak to start the season with a 72-67 win against Lake Forest College in the Midwest Conference opener. Lake Forest controlled the first half of the game going up 13 multiple times and shooting 53 percent against the Lady Pioneers on route to a 38-26 first half lead. Carroll came out in the second half and took advantage of the free throw line on their way to a 46-29 second half margin. Carroll found their way to the free throw line 28 times in the second half converting 22. Seewald led Carroll from the stripe going 10-10 in the second half. Again Seewald was the leading scorer for Carroll with 28 points on 8-12 shooting and 12-12 from the free throw line. Groer chipped in 16 and Megan Turckes added 12 for the Lady Pioneers. Carroll also dominated the second half on the defensive end forcing Lake Forest into 38 percent shooting while shooting 60 percent from the field themselves. Carroll’s defense held Knox College to 39 percent shooting and the Lady Pioneers extended their winning streak to four winning 71-59. The win moves their record to 5-1 on the season. The game was close in the first half with the largest lead held by Carroll at five points. The Lady Pioneers took a 32-29 lead into halftime. Carroll extended the lead to

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Overall: 5-1 Conference: 2-0 UPCOMING GAMES

Dec. 8 vs. Ripon 5:30PM Dec. 11 vs. Grinnell 3PM Dec. 14 vs. MSOE 7PM Jan. 8 @ St. Norbert 2PM Jan. 11 vs. Lawrence 5:30PM Jan. 14 @ Monmouth 5:30PM Jan. 15 @ Grinnell 1PM Jan. 21 vs. Illinois College 5PM Jan. 22 vs. Monmouth 2PM Jan. 29 @ Lawrence 2PM

SWIMMING Jan. 8 vs. TBA 1PM Jan. 15 @ Beloit 1PM Jan. 22 @ Lake Forest/ Lawrence (@ Lake Forest) 1PM Jan. 29 @ WI Private College Championships (@ Carthage) 12PM Kelly Menden looks to pass the ball against Lake Forest College. Photo by Tiffany Peschek

20 with 6:34 left in the game before coasting to the 12 point victory. Seewald led the Lady Pioneers with 18 points. Megan Turckes added 14 points on 6-7 shooting and had 9 rebounds. Seewald, a senior for the Lady Pioneers has averaged

24.7 points per game and is shooting 52 percent from the field in the first 6 games. Seewald’s 24.7 points leads the Midwest Conference. Carroll has three more home games, Dec. 8, 11 and 14 before being off until Jan. 8.

INDOOR TRACK Jan. 15 @ Private College Invitational (@ Carthage) 11AM Jan. 22 @ Whitewater Invite 10AM


The New Perspective • Volume 34, Issue 8 • 12/07/10  

The New Perspective • Volume 34, Issue 8 • 12/07/10

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