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Sorting through adversity Program finds permanent jobs for disabled Westerville grads 3

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Quidditch soars onto Otterbein campus this May 5

Sophomore talks LAX record, food and other favorites 8

Lauren Snide and Jonathan Craig maintain positions in Otterbein’s mailroom through a program created by manager Jim Shrewsbury.

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news Class changes slow registration process Length and sizes of classes to be adjusted BY JOSH PARK Staff Writer

The reconstruction of course times has delayed students’ ability to register for classes, which might affect other aspects of planning for the next academic term, such as housing. Certain changes in courses are delaying the process. Similar classes are being combined next year. Also, the time block will be revised, so classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays will be 60 minutes long, instead of 70. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, assistant editors classes will go from 105 to 90 Danielle Lanning minutes. According to a statement contributing staff posted on My O-Zone by Chelsea Coleman President Kathy Krendl, class Olivia Delahunty times were modified because this Tyler Dubiak Evan Matsumoto would best accommodate the Josh Park new semester system, based on Dennison Sleeper the recommendation of Otterbein’s Curriculum Committee. contact us To apply for residency in 614-823-1159 traditional halls and to create TCeditor@otterbein360.com Tan & Cardinal neighborhoods, students must Otterbein University turn in forms by April 20 and be Westerville, OH 43081 registered for classes. advertising Also, students must have their For advertising information, account balances at or below contact Anna Schiffbauer at $999. Students have to consider 614-823-1159 or by email at sales@otterbein360.com this without having the course lists for next year. policies Laura Farley, administrative The views expressed on this page assistant of Residence Life, sent do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty and administration of out an email on Monday saying that registration is planned to Otterbein University. Opinions expressed in signed open during the second week of columns are those of the writer and April and that all students must not of the newspaper staff. Positions be registered for at least one fall in unsigned editorials represent a class in order to select a room consensus of the editorial staff. May 3. The first copy of the Tan & Cindy Davis, associate regCardinal is free to the public. Each additional copy is $0.50, and payistrar, said lists will go out, “As ment can be made at the office at 33 soon as we can get all the inforCollegeview, Westerville, OH 43081. mation from the departments Offenders will be prosecuted. and get it all together. So we’re The T&C staff would love to working on it. It’s close, but not hear from you. Write a letter to the quite (finished) yet.” editor and tell us what you’re thinking. Letters to the editor are letters Registration will begin acresponding to a writer or an article cording to the amount of credit published in the Tan & Cardinal. hours a student has received by Please keep your letter to 300 the end of J-term. Registration words or less. It is at the discretion will be done over one week this of the Tan & Cardinal staff as to year, whereas last year registrawhether or not the letter will be published. Letters attacking an indition continued over the course vidual will not be accepted. Letters of a few weeks. must include the author’s first and Typically, juniors have 75 last name, signature, phone number, credits completed so far, and address and affiliation to Otterbein sophomores have 45. University.

“We’ll probably do the 75 (credit) hours group on Monday, the 45 hours on Wednesday (and) all current students on Friday, just to compress that window so that (students) can get registered sooner,” Davis said. A major consideration to keep in mind when being able to register is financial aid. If a student’s balance for the school year is over $999, you will not be able to register. Two weeks ago, Otterbein implemented this policy for the students’ and parents’ benefit, said Carolyn Coyne, financial aid office secretary. “It’s basically for the students, so (they’re) not carrying these large balances over and then going into the following academic year still carrying a large balance ... added on the existing balance,” Coyne said. Sophomore music and business major James Wallis, who’s paying for college out of his own pocket, has a more difficult time paying off the account balance. “I don’t have my stuff paid off yet so I know I won’t be able to register for classes for a while,” Wallis said. Like Wallis, Steven Campbell is paying for his education by himself. Campbell, an allied health major who will return next year for his fifth year of college, said he’s had a problem with financial aid every year. “I’m sure it’s hard from the school’s perspective … but it’s really hard trying to get all that money for each year. It can be really difficult,” Campbell said. The $999 account balance also impacts Campbell’s priority to get the classes he needs to graduate. “It makes it harder because of the classes you need to get into. My schedule’s set exactly where I need it to be and if I can’t get into one of those classes next year I get screwed there. The longer I wait, the less likely I can get into the class,” he said. Coyne advises students in need of help lowering the balance to stop by the Financial Aid Office. t&c

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According to the Otterbein University Police Daily Crime Log, the following has been reported from March 25-29.

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Disabled workers find purpose one paper at a time in mailroom BY CHELSEA COLEMAN Contributing Writer

The crunching and grinding noises the paper makes as it travels through the shredder is the highlight of their work day at Otterbein. Jonathan Craig, 30, and Lauren Snide, 25, help to keep campus green, one paper at a time. Snide said the best part of the day is “shredding” — upon hearing this, Craig quickly smiled and agreed. Craig and Snide are graduates of a program started in the Otterbein mailroom in 2002 by Jim Shrewsbury, the manager of mailing and printing operations in the mail center. The program works with Westerville City Schools, bringing in developmentally challenged students and enlisting their help in delivering mail. Westerville City Schools’ policy states that students with developmental challenges graduate or “time out” by the age of 22. Instead of turning these eager and hardworking individuals away, Shrewsbury found a way for them to continue contributing to the Otterbein community.

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Craig began working in the mailroom as part of the Westerville City Schools program in 2002, but in 2003, Craig turned 22 and was too old to participate. Snide began the program in 2008 shortly before turning 22. Upon leaving the program, it was Craig’s stepfather who called Shrewsbury and asked if there could be a permanent place for Craig in the Otterbein community. Shrewsbury said the process was not easy because of the legal matters involved. Still, he pursued the issue. “It enhanced their life … it was an opportunity to give back to the society,” he said. In addition to working at Otterbein, both Craig and Snide spend the first half of the day at Arc Industries, a nonprofit vocational company that works with the Franklin County’s Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. At first meeting, Snide began talking about how much she loves working in the mailroom. They both began to talk about the things they like to do — their stories of summer camp brought instant excitement to the conversation. “I love camp so much,”

Snide said. During their two weeks of summer vacation, both Craig and Snide spend time at camp. Back in the mailroom, Craig and Snide spend three days a week shredding the recycling collected from campus buildings. Their Otterbein workday starts when they arrive around 1 p.m. and gather the recycling from the mailroom that has been collected from various locations. Shrewsbury said that their primary goal is shredding because the Copy Center creates a lot of recycling that needs to be shredded. Since both Craig and Snide are developmentally challenged, they are aided by the help of Jim’s wife, Marie Shrewsbury, who helps to prevent Craig and Snide from getting hurt and assists them with unfamiliar tasks. To make sure that they stay safe while on the job, they take special precautions such as wearing earmuffs while operating the shredder. While reflecting on her involvement with Otterbein, Snide produced an ear-to-ear smile. “I’m permanent now,”she said.

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Craig and Snide stay safe and wear protective earmuffs while operating the shredder.

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The science building will house a tank with coral life.

Corals on campus

New aquatic tank set to open in late April BY DANIELLE LANNING Staff Writer

Sustainability is the primary focus for the new coral tank being installed in Otterbein’s science building, according to Halard Lescinsky, a professor in the biology and earth science department who is making the project possible. A coral tank primarily holds corals, but there will also be other organisms such as fish, anemones and giant clams. The tank will be in room 110, where it can be seen from both the classroom and the hallway, allowing for viewers at all times. A grand opening for the tank is scheduled for Thursday, April 26. The funding for the tank came from donations to the Science Department. The tank was supposed to be ready by mid-October, but was delayed because of the involvement and requirements the installation of the tank necessitates. In order to keep the corals alive, the chemistry of the saltwater in the tank must be exact. According to Lescinsky, it takes one month for the tank to be balanced enough in salinity and alkalinity to add living organisms. Before Otterbein’s spring break this year, a flood caused the water to become too diluted. Todd Melman, the owner of Reef Systems Coral Farm Inc., is helping to make the coral tank a reality. He is providing captive-raised coral and sharing knowledge of how a tank system works.

There are also students waiting to help out once the tank is ready. “The goal is that after it’s running, we’ll maintain it,” Lescinsky said. He teaches a coral reef INST course which will make use of the tank. Soon, it will become useful to biology majors and the new zoology and conservation major. One aspect of the tank that makes it sustainable is the fact that the corals were raised in captivity rather than just taken from the ocean, which helps with nature conservation. “If it’s been raised, you know it’s healthy,” Lescinsky said. The LEDs in the tank will also be sustainable because of their energy efficiency. According to Lescinsky, these specialized lights have a Wi-Fi system that mimics the moon, which the corals use for spawning. The 300-gallon saltwater tank currently contains live rock, which are pieces of fossilized reef from a quarry in Florida. Lescinsky said he is not completely sure of all the organisms that will go in the tank because the decisions will be made based on the ecosystem of the tank and whether the item can be obtained in a sustainable way. Lescinsky said that sustainability was a main concern for the tank. “Because we’re a teaching institution, we need to do things in the best way and show it’s possible to have a beautiful tank without taking organisms straight from the reef,” he said.

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▪ Softball vs. Kenyon 3:30 p.m.

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CD Releases

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▪TOMS One Day Without Shoes

▪ Train “California 37” ▪ Jason Mraz “Think Like a Man” ▪ Neon Trees “Picture Show”

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▪ “Food, Inc.” screening 6-8 p.m. Campus Center ▪ Greek Week: Apatche Relay 6 p.m. Memorial Stadium

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▪ Greek Week: Harmony Night 6 p.m. Campus Center ▪ Men’s tennis vs. Heidelberg

▪ Men’s tennis vs. John Carroll 3:30 p.m. ▪ Softball vs. Wilmington 3:30 p.m.

▪Mainstage Comedy Improv 9:30 p.m. Towers Hall

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▪ Men’s lacrosse vs. Bethany 5 p.m.

▪ Take Back the Night 8 p.m. Campus Center

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▪ Founders Week bingo 6 p.m. Campus Center ▪ Greek Week: Sports Night 6 p.m.

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Movie Releases ▪ “American Reunion” ▪ “Titanic”

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▪Relay for Life Rike Center

▪“The Lucky One” ▪“Think Like a Man” ▪ “Chimpanzee” ▪ “To the Arctic 3D” ▪ “Marley”

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▪ Greek Week: Beauty Pageant 6 p.m. ▪ Gypsy 7:30 p.m. Cowan Hall ▪ Health Fair 4-7 p.m. Campus Center

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▪ All-campus donut run 1:30 a.m. ▪ Founders Day Convocation 3:15 p.m. Cowan Hall ▪ Greek Week: Lip Sync 6 p.m. Rike

▪Relay for Life Rike Center

▪ Spring plunge 9 a.m to 12 p.m. ▪ Founders Week cookout 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Campus Center ▪ Hypnotist 8 p.m. Campus Center

▪ “Gypsy” 8 p.m. Cowan Hall

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▪ “Gypsy” 2 p.m. Cowan Hall

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The Golden Snitch and the broomstick are two elements of Quidditch. In Otterbein’s version, a person will fill the role of the snitch, and brooms will be absent.

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The Campus Programming Board is looking for one lucky student to don a pair of wings and some gold trousers and run around holding a tennis ball with others chasing behind. Made popular by the Harry Potter series, Quidditch has become a popular sport all over the world, and now Otterbein students will have the opportunity to try it out for themselves. Unfortunately, broomsticks aren’t included in our tuition; therefore the “muggle-modified” version of Quidditch is played just as it is at Hogwarts, but with one’s feet firmly on the ground. The event is scheduled for May 4 in a location that has yet to be decided. Students can sign up in the Student Activities Center in the Campus Center. The CPB is looking for someone to act as the Golden Snitch. For anyone unfamiliar to the Harry Potter series, Quidditch is the most popular and competitive sport in the magical world. The game creates an atmosphere similar to the muggle world’s soccer game. Created by author J.K. Rowling, the game is a semi-contact sport played by both students at Hogwarts and witches and wizards around the world. “I think that Quidditch is a fun way to live in Harry’s magical world, while also getting involved with your friends right before leaving for the summer,” said Emily Edwards, CPB president. Edwards said she has always been an avid Harry Potter fan. “Last summer I met people who

played on a national team and told me it started as an intramural sport. Without taking it that far, I decided we should try it at Otterbein,” she said. Any student can compile a team of seven: three chasers, two beaters, one keeper and one seeker. The chasers are in charge of scoring points, the keepers act as goalies, the beaters protect their teammates and the seeker is responsible for catching the Golden Snitch. Teams will compete for the glory of being the Quidditch champions of Otterbein. With 595 teams registered with the International Quidditch Association in the United States alone, the sport has taken college campuses and community centers by storm. The IQA strives to “inspire young people to lead physically active and socially engaged lives,” using its three most important ideals: creativity, competition and community. Otterbein isn’t involving the IQA, however, so the games will be played just for fun. “I think Quidditch sounds like a really good idea if it’s done well,” said Clark Tieman, a sophomore public relations and music major. “Campus participation will make it or break it, so it would be really nice to see people get involved. I always hear people complaining about how there is nothing to do at Otterbein, so this is their chance to take some initiative.” t&c

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Sophomore finds that the women in politics are harming their sex’s chances of being respected and elected There’s a part of me that’s disappointed that all the serious potential presidential candidates are men. At the same time, however, there’s a bit of relief knowing who those women could potentially have been. HOLLY This makes TAKACH me realize that women will never make it in politics if we are only represented by people like Sarah Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann or even Christine O’Donnell. These women regularly make complete jokes out of themselves and display

a lack of coherent intelligence. Not only are these women representing their communities, states, country and political parties, but they are also representing their gender. Sure, there have been women with successful political careers — former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (who is already being talked about as a serious contender for the 2016 election), for example, who have not put their gender in a negative light. But when Sarah Palin makes hypocritical comments during her speech in Idaho in May of 2010, saying, “The perversion over these last years of what the

media has done to conservatives — I think it’s appalling and it violates our freedom of the press,” she gets judged. Or when Bachmann says ludicrous things, like during her speech in Iowa in January 2011 when she said, “But we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States,” she gets judged. When women make such ridiculous comments, the entire gender gets judged. Some people claim that Palin’s candidacy for vice president in 2008 broke the glass ceiling for women in politics because she reached a level no woman had

reached before. But, Palin did not go through primary elections to get there, unlike McCain and Obama had to do in order to become presidential nominees. The voters did not choose her to run, nor did the majority choose her ballot, making it clear that her candidacy didn’t even come close to cracking the hypothetical glass ceiling. So, we should consider that the men running for office might best suit these categories for voters. Perhaps the women involved in politics do not fit the criteria people hold in their minds. The problem is not a glass ceiling — the reasons women are not being voted into presidency are the specific females running.

Thanks to Bachmann and Palin, females will have to work much harder to receive a nomination come 2016. Every female candidate will be judged for her personality and any misstatement that she makes. Her flaws will be blown out of proportion, her clothing budget scrutinized and her character inspected from every aspect. Women can be successful politicians, but when they’re women misrepresenting their gender, it will make it 10 times harder for any other woman to be successful. t&c

For the sanity of our readers, I try to keep the words “grandmother,” “sticky” and “similar to mayonnaise” out of my articles. However, this week I find myself in a sticky situation that I think my grandmother DENNISON could help me SLEEPER with. Recent studies highlighted by USA Today and NPR show that young people, especially college students, are moving away from traditional dating. But how do you define traditional? Well, I called my grandmother, and she had this to say: Me: “Hey Grandma, it’s Dennison. Can we talk about old-school dating?” Grandma: “Where am I and what is a Dennison?” I found her wandering through a library looking for the whole-foods section, and after a bit of coaxing with some caramels got her safely back home. But I was no closer to my answer because it’s hard for anybody to define what makes dating traditional. The articles and studies I reviewed stated that dating between couples is faster and more serious than ever, but only if it moves past a “hookup,”

defined vaguely as anything from a kiss to staying the night. In the past, relationships began before sexual encounters. Dinner dates were made, time was spent to get to know the other person and see if he or she was compatible, and if things worked out, it got more serious. For our generation, it is more likely we have no-strings-attached relationships with each other that are purely physical. Mark Regnerus, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas and author of “Premarital Sex in America,” claims that part of the reason is the increased number of women on college campuses, an issue Otterbein is

all too familiar with. Because so many women are competing for the same guys, men have more control over how fast a relationship develops and through what means. But more realistically, who has time for a real relationship? As tuition increases and wages decrease, parents are finding it harder to pay for their children’s college, so a lot of students get jobs. On top of that, there are things like graduate school, study abroad programs, independent projects, etc. — all of this added to our already heavy workload. For many students, a relationship can become too much of a hassle or just plain impossible.

So what exactly does this mean for us? Does it mean we are all immoral heathens, or is this just evolution? Everyone knows that texting and the Internet have changed how we interact with one another. They make contact more immediate, but often less personal. But I can see no harm in people delaying relationships to pursue their goals. Modern women are realizing they don’t need to find a spouse in college and can provide for themselves. Men are realizing … um, get back to me on that. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in the past 50 years, the average age of marriage has jumped about five years, 27 for

males and 25 for females. Call it what you will, but people need to understand themselves before they can truly understand others, and that takes experimenting — trial and error, pain, happiness, loss and acceptance. Every generation calls the one after it immoral; they criticize their music or mock their political views. I believe what we are seeing is an increase in goal-oriented adults with personal achievement in mind, and I can’t find anything wrong with that.

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Between The death of traditional dating the sheets Sleeper looks at the evolution of relationships from old-school to modern-day

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DENNISON SLEEPER IS A SOPHOMORE PUBLIC RELATIONS MAJOR AND A CONTRIBUTING WRITER FOR THE t&c.

What type of relationship do you most encounter on campus? “Uncommitted on-campus relationships.”

“Long-distance relationships.”

“Committed and uncommitted hookups equally.”

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–Melanie Hannan freshman nursing

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Golf shoots for NCAAs The men’s golf team won its past outing, but has sights on tourney BY EVAN MATSUMOTO Staff Writer

It is early in the morning. The dew is still on the grass and most of the players’ friends are still fast asleep in their beds enjoying their day off. However, this was no day off for the men’s golf team, as they prepared to take on nine other schools in the Muskingum University Spring Invitational. As the day progressed, the men played their way to a tournament-low 284 and claimed first place by a 14-stroke margin over Denison University, which took second. This tournament win marked the third time the men were tournament champions. They also have one second-place finish. They look to build upon this success to earn a chance to play at the NCAAs. Senior Taylor Ford shot a team low 140 (69-71), which was good enough for the second lowest individual score of the weekend, while fellow senior Brock Neighbors and sophomore Matt Mosca each shot 141, placing them in a three-way tie for third. “I’m always happy to play well only because it means I am helping the team, and when we win like we did this week, it is a great feeling,” Mosca said.

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Otterbein’s first tournament of the spring was the Jekyll Island Invitational in Jekyll Island, Ga., where the team finished in 11th place out of 30 teams. “We played (well),” head coach Matt Cooperrider said. “Out of 30 teams, we beat some very quality teams. Returning from that trip the guys were very excited to build up to the OAC Tournament.” The Cardinals only have two seniors on the roster, Brock Neighbors and Taylor Ford. Both Westerville natives are three-year letter winners and have shot low rounds of 71 and 73 strokes, respectively. Neighbors recorded a 74.2 stroke average in the fall season while Ford averaged 76.9 strokes. Graduate student Ben Adams was named to the 2011 PING All-Region team and earned all All-OAC honors as a senior. He averaged 76.6 strokes in the fall. Called the “backbone” of the team by their coach, Neighbors, Ford and Adams act as leaders. Neighbors and Ford have been under Cooperrider’s wing since their freshman years; both players made it to Nationals, Neighbors as freshman and sophomore and Ford as a freshman. “The program will really miss (Neighbors and Ford) next year,”

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Cooperrider said. “They’re just great kids. We didn’t make it (to Nationals) last year, and that makes them even more hungry.” The oldest member of the team, however, is sophomore allied health major Nicholas Rhodes. At 25 years of age, Rhodes did not compete in the 2011 fall season because of his tour of duty in Iraq with the U.S. Army. “Nick (Rhodes) is a phenomenal kid, and what he’s done for the country trumps whatever he does on the course,” Cooperrider said. “(He’s) a joy to work with and coach — a coach’s dream.” photo by eD SyGUDa The mold of the team is exactly where Cooperrider wants it For the Shot: Sophomore Matt Mosca looks on after completing a to be. “The great thing about this swing. Mosca shot 141 for the weekend, earning a tie for second place. team is that we’re all close friends and that makes the tournaments more fun,” Ford said. Cooperrider said, “(We are) heading down south again this weekend, and the guys have a lot of confidence. It should be interesting down at Emory (Ga.). (We) want to build (the team’s) confidence as we head into the conference tournament.” Ford said the upcoming tournament in Atlanta is essentially an NCAA preview. “It has all the top teams in the country, but we just want to play well and show that we deserve to be there,” he said. t&c

One candidate left Candidate Larry Lee drops out of the search

BY ALLY NAGLE Sports Editor

Larry Lee, one of the two remaining candidates for athletic director, withdrew his name for the position last week. The other candidate, Dawn Stewart, is still in the running. Stewart, current Capital University athletic director, is the last candidate remaining. Robert Gatti, dean of Student Affairs and the chair of the hiring committee, chose not to comment on whether or not a final decision has been made. Stewart is an alumna of Otterbein and a three-time OAC tennis champion. “As a studentathlete here at Otterbein, I had an incredible experience. I feel that obtaining this position

would be a chance to pay it forward, continue relationships and serve people here on campus,” she said. Stewart was the senior women’s administrator at the University of Dayton and is currently the athletic director of Capital. Capital, Otterbein’s rival in the OAC, has a total of 2,394 undergrad students and is a private university with 14 varsity sports teams. Its athletics brought in a revenue of $2,359,762 last year. Otterbein is also a private institution and has 2,312 undergrad students enrolled. Otterbein offers 18 varsity sports teams. Last year Otterbein athletics brought in a revenue of $1,782,540. One idea Stewart has for the Athletic Department at Otterbein is to offer new programs

involving intramurals and health and sports sciences. “For instance, offering one of the most popular intramural sports, in basketball, at the beginning of the school year and on the weekends,” she said at her open forum session last week. One of the events Stewart implemented at Capital was dinners for the athletic teams. The coaches served the spaghetti, and the dinners served as a mixer for the athletes. It has been about three months since the announcement of Dick Reynolds retiring from his position as athletic director and head basketball coach. For more updates on the athletic director search, check Otterbein360.com and next week’s issue of the T&C. t&c

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Lacrosse player takes off helmet to talk records Record-setter Mikey O’Neal reveals his thoughts about lacrosse as well as something on his bucket list BY TYLER DUBIAK Staff Writer

Mikey O’Neal, an attacker for the Otterbein lacrosse team, just set a new record for most points in a game by a single player. O’Neal scored three goals and had five assists, totaling eight points as the Cardinals beat the Lions of Mount Saint Joseph 1411. Now in his sophomore year, O’Neal has experienced the difference in pace between college lacrosse and high school lacrosse and has found his rhythm with the team. Here he talks about his thoughts on the team, his reaction to breaking the record and which goalie he would want to take on in a one-on-one situation. Head coach Colin Hartnett moved you from midfield to attack this year. Have you seen a big change in your game and style of play? Not really. In high school I played attack all four years, so it felt like going back home when he moved me there. That position allowed me to be more comfortable and do things that I had been used to for years. Do you believe that’s why you broke the record? No, because our guys were finishing off everything. When I got the ball to them with a good pass, each one player was able to capitalize and score for our team. Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to break the record. What was your response when you found out that you had just broken that record? Well, Coach Hartnett told me after the game, and I was really happy to hear it. I beat (junior attack Andrew Donatelli’s) previous record, and it showed that I accomplished a good personal goal while playing for the team. You’re from Sunrise, Fla. Why, of all places, did you decide to come here and play lacrosse? I moved up here with my dad when I was in 10th grade, and when I visited this campus I fell in love with it. Coach Hartnett also did a great job of talking to me a lot and telling me what I could do on his team. He is a re-

ally good recruiter and made me want to help start this program from the ground up. Your major is health promotion and fitness, and you plan on going to grad school. What would you want to do after school? I really want to become a head coach for a Division I, II or III lacrosse team. Since you’ve been playing lacrosse for a long time, do you have any rituals that you do before a game? My main ritual has been taking a shower before games to get me relaxed for the game. Recently my friend Sean Walsh gave me a playlist of 24 songs that I now listen to before every game to get me relaxed as well. I go through the entire list, which takes about an hour and a half. The good thing is that pregame is about two hours, so I have plenty of time to listen to all of the tracks. The team is currently 3-2. Do you believe that you guys have the potential to make it to the playoffs this year? It will be tough since we will have to upset some of the better teams, but I believe we have the physical potential to do it. Our team has a lot of talented players that work very well together. I don’t think that we have the mental potential to reach the playoffs because our team is very young and has not gained the maturity it needs yet. However, through all of that I believe there is a really good possibility that we get into the playoffs this year. What other sports besides lacrosse do you enjoy playing? I enjoy playing soccer, basketball and basically anything else. I love and enjoy playing all sports, but my true passion is lacrosse. That’s why I plan on becoming a lacrosse coach in the future. You’ve got the remainder of the season plus two more years of eligibility. Do you think you’ll break any more records? Right now I’m in a position to pass Donatelli’s other record for most goals in a season, so I

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think there is a good possibility that I break another record in the future. Too bad for Donatelli because he would lose two records in one year, but I can break two records in one year. It just depends on the way you see it. What is your favorite thing to do outside of lacrosse? My favorite thing to do is lift weights with (teammates) Drew Watson and Mike Dattolo. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you go? If I could live anywhere, it would be southern California, because they skip all the crappy seasons. What is your all time favorite food? My favorite food is Cinnamon Toast Crunch; I could eat cereal all day. Name something on your bucket list. BASE jump off the Empire State Building.

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photo by krISten DaVIS

Sophomore Mikey O’Neal has 10 goals and 16 assists, giving him the team high of 26 points.


T&C - Spring 2012, Week 10