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Unused meal plan swipes grossed more than $10,000 for the university last year 3


The money Otterbein makes on unused meal swipes each year goes to the general operating budget.

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Spring guide to entertainment 4 Freshman examines sharing on blogs like pOtterbein 6 Pornography presented realistically 6 photo by kristen davis

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news The social resume

wednesday, march 21, 2012

Employers now use Facebook in hiring process BY DANIELLE LANNING Staff Writer

Drunken photos with halfnaked friends at a college party. Profanity-laced rants aimed at crabby co-workers or guilty exes. Smartphones leaving virtual breadcrumbs of your club-hopping trail. You wouldn’t include these details on your resume, but they could still determine whether or not you got the job, as employers are using social media sites to screen potential employees. “Employers are using Facebook as a tool to look at potential candidates,” said Ryan Brechbill, Director of the Center for Career Planning. “It’s unfortunate, but it’s happening, so I do think we need to educate students to lock down privacy

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settings as best you can to friends only.” Along with privacy settings, he also warns students to be very aware of the photos they post. Brechbill said that the way people choose to represent themselves online should be a constant concern — not just when applying for jobs and internships. Some students have made adjustments to their privacy settings to deal with this rapidly growing issue. “I make sure all of my information is only viewable by my friends,” said Kala Kronenberger, freshman photography major. Brechbill said he is unaware of any incidents at Otterbein where students have not gotten a job or internship because of

information they have online, but had seen it at another institution. Jean Kelly, a professor in the Communications Department at Otterbein, teaches her students about protecting and maintaining a “personal brand” online through social media. Geotagging, a feature that has emerged along with new social media technology, has added a new dimension to online identities. Geotagging attaches an individual’s geographical information to items posted online. Smartphones automatically record your location upon taking a photo. This feature is also on digital cameras and soon will be active on all cellphones for emergency services. The recorded data is usually hidden, but can still be extracted from photos posted online, making it easier for others to track and follow a person’s whereabouts or routines. According to Kelly, this hidden data has been an issue with

celebrities who inadvertently put out their home address or other personal information. Kelly said that students need to be aware that “they are what they post.” She also said that through geotagging, people can unintentionally give out too much information. Although geotagging may pose a security threat, Officer Daniel Pignatelli from the Westerville Division of Police said the issue of sharing too much online hasn’t become a problem near Otterbein. Some users might not know they can turn off geotagging on all smartphones and cameras. The “checking in” feature, which allows users to post exactly where they are at an exact time, and location-based social networking have grown in popularity. Kelly, however, said technology outpaces values and laws, so some phones allow apps to access the location of all the photos on the phone. t&c

According to the Otterbein University Police Daily Crime Log, the following has been reported from March 5-17.

A cellphone was taken from Battelle Fine Arts Center.

3/9 The sign and insignia were stolen from the Zeta house at 48 W. College Ave. at 3 a.m.

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The insignia was stolen from Kings at 98 W. Park St. at 2 a.m.


A key was stolen from Cowan Hall.


Cooking supplies were stolen from Garst Hall.


A window was broken by a rock at the Science Building.

3/17 A park bench was broken and taken from around Towers Hall. It has been recovered.

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Science Building 6 Battelle Fine Arts Center


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Unused student meal plan swipes gross over $10,000 for university Surplus of meal swipe money goes to general operating budget and refundable through the Business Office.” According to the Business Tara Liston, a freshman nurs- Office, Munch Money and booking major, started her college store money can be loaded onto career with the largest meal plan a student’s Cardinal Card and can Otterbein offers. be used like a debit card. When the first semester endIf any of this preloaded ed, she found that she had meal money is left over at the end of swipes on her Cardinal Card that the year, a student can request a she didn’t use. What happened to refund of that money. the leftover money? Once the request is made, When spring semester ends, any remaining Munch Money or Otterbein will collect money bookstore money is transferred from other students like Liston over to the student’s account. who bought a meal plan and If there are no outstanding didn’t use all fees charged the swipes. to the stuJust last year, dent’s account, I wish that my meal the school then the full grossed more amount of the swipes (carried over) than $10,000 Munch Money in unused meal from year to year. is refundable. swipes and CarIf there is an dinal Dollars. outstanding “(The balance in the money colstudent account, Tara Liston lected) goes the money will into the general freshman, nursing be used for that operating budfirst. get of the university. This covers Liston said she wishes a everything from financial aid to similar system could be used for facility upgrades to paying utility meal swipes. “I wish that my bills,” said Tracy Benner, director meal swipes (carried over) from of Residence Life. year to year. I feel like I would At Otterbein, students livbe more likely to use all of them ing in traditional or suite-style that way,” she said. residence halls are required to At the beginning of each purchase a meal plan. year, students sign a Housing and Currently, Otterbein has Board agreement. Section C unthree plan options available for der the title “Board Plan Agreestudents: 120, 150 and 210 swipe ments” states, “Student(s) shall plans. receive no credit or refund for One hundred twenty meal meals not taken for any reason,” swipes paired with 260 Cardinal a stipulation that Liston said she Dollars will run a student $3,976 did not know she signed. per year at Otterbein, according Signing this agreement, to the school’s website. though, prevents students from As the swipe count increases, retrieving the money held up in so does the cost of the meal plan unused swipes. — up to $4,292 per year. All of the money collected The excess of meal swipes from the Cardinal Cards, in and Cardinal Dollars is nonthe form of both swipes and refundable. However, the money Cardinal Dollars, goes back to that students put on their CardiOtterbein. nal Cards in the form of Munch “The surplus from meal Money or bookstore credit can swipes varies from year to year,” be refunded. said Anne Krieger, controller Benner said, “The additional of Business Affairs. Last year, funds students can put on their Otterbein received $10,073 from Cardinal Cards to be used in din- the meal plans. ing facilities, which we refer to as After fall semester, Liston Munch Money, those are separate found she had too many meal BY EVAN MATSUMOTO Contributing Staff

swipes go unused, which she attributed to the fact that she bought the largest meal plan. This semester she switched to the medium plan and anticipates leaving around 10 swipes on the card. “For me, the medium meal plan has been perfect because I don’t eat every meal in the dining hall, but I have enough swipes and (Cardinal) Dollars to get me through the semester,” Liston said. She said the plan could get better, though. She said that if she had it her way, meals wouldn’t be preset, but built up. “If I were to change the way meal plans worked, I would have a tally kept of how many meals a student uses, which could then be billed to the student at the end of the semester. That way students pay for exactly what they use,” Liston said. t&c


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Spruce up your spring with superheroes,

Want to get in touch with your inner nerd? Check out the T&C’s list of this spring’s most anticipated campus e Music

BY LAINA THOMPSON Arts & Entertainment Editor

Everyone has a little bit of a nerd inside of them, so why not embrace it? This spring speaks to the nerds, with releases of a new Star Wars game, music that dares to be different, a comic book movie and even a nerdy Greek Week theme.

OtterU Event

“King Richard III”

 March 22-24, 29-31. Opening night is at 7:30 p.m. All other shows are at 8 p.m.  Campus Center Pit Theatre  In a story of murder, treachery and power struggle, one man devises a plot to grab the throne. Expect violence as you follow Richard on his journey.


OtterU Event

March 27 “Amaryllis” This will be the fourth studio album release from this four-man rock group. According to frontman Brent Smith, the album will reflect on everything they have done so far and where they are heading from here. The album will have 12 tracks and will be just shy of an hour long. The single, “Bully,” already released from the album, sounds a lot different than what Shinedown has done in the past; however, elements that make the band sound so great and different are still present. A music video for the song “Unity” was released March 12. An e-book on the making of the album was released the same day.   

“Greek Week”

April 23-27 This event is put on by members of Greek Life, but spectating is open to campus. The theme this year is “Apocalypse.” Monday’s event will be an Apache Relay, where fraternities and sororities will compete in obstacle games. Tuesday is Harmony Night, where the groups give an eight-minute performance of songs based on the theme. On Wednesday, the sororities will play capture the flag and volleyball, and the fraternities will play Ultimate Frisbee and kickball. Thursday, the traditional Greek fashion show will return. Lastly, on Friday the groups will perform in Lip Sync, where they create skits using prerecorded lyrics.  

Your Mind Matters.


In “Prototype 2,” James Helter takes one more step toward defeating the Black

Video Game


“Kinect Star Wars”

“The Raven

April 4  Xbox 360 with Kinect  Ever wanted to swing a lightsaber at a Stormtrooper or go head to head with Darth Vader? Well, now you can. This game lets you control a Jedi with your body movements. The voice command feature of the Kinect will also be used in this game, something not seen in many Kinect games thus far.

People are looking for creative thinkers like you. For arts and sciences students who would like to start careers in businesses, non-profits, or self-promotion: • fluency in business language • introduction to business etiquette • social media techniques


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Galactic dancing will be a fun mode to play.

April 27 John Cusac John Cusac role of Edgar thriller. The fil tional account as he investiga murders which ones he writes who plays Poe detective Emm Evans) to solv They hope tha fessional exper familiarity to t can track down   

 April 26-29, May 3-5. Opening night is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday show is at 2 p.m. All other performances are at 8 p.m.  Spring’s musical will be “Gypsy,” the story of a mother badly wanting success for her daughter on Broadway. Recognizable songs include, “Let Me Entertain You” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.”


Star Wars and Shinedown

events and entertainment releases, including movies, music and video games Video Game Movie “Sniper Elite V2”

May 1  PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360  Even though it is a remake of 2005’s “Sniper Elite,” major differences and updated graphics make this game a must, not to mention the downloadable content in which players will battle Adolf Hitler. Changes for this game from the original include a main objective change and a new method of shooting. 

“The Avengers”

May 4 Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans  Fellow comic book nerds, our time is here. “The Avengers” is the story of the forming of the Marvel supergroup consisting of Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk and Captain America in a battle to help save the Earth. Partial filming was done right here in Ohio on the city streets of Cleveland. t&c  


klight Virus and avenging his deceased family.

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“Prototype 2”

ck, Alice Eve ck takes on the Allen Poe in this lm follows a fict of Poe’s last days ates a string of h are similar to the s about. Cusack, e, teams up with met Fields (Luke ve the murders. at with Fields’ prorience and Poe’s the stories, they n the murderer.

April 24  Xbox 360 with Kinect  Revenge rules the storyline in this sequal to 2009’s “Prototype.” Our new protagonist, James Helter, sets out to destroy the Blacklight Virus from the previous game because it is responsible for his family’s death. His main target, however, is Alex Mercer, the protagonist from the original “Prototype.” 



Singer Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers at a concert.

Music Norah Jones

May 1 “Little Broken Hearts” This jazz superstar’s fifth album has been in the works since 2009. She partnered with famous producer Danger Mouse to create it. This 12track album is said to be bolder than anything Jones has done before.   


CoverinG fire:


Be prepared for an all-out battle with Sniper Elite.

wednesday, march 21, 2012


opinion 6 Posting something with substance

wednesday, march 21, 2012

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Freshman looks at blogs and the impact the content can have on one’s reputation We have taken social media too far. People are starting to share too much online and sometimes say things that should not be said. Blogs and Facebook are prime examples of how people overstep their MORGAN boundaries. HENDRICKSON Yes, there are many perks to social media, like staying in touch with those who are in the military, or old friends from your past and school. But the downside is that it can hurt people, along with their reputations. An example of a social media source that tarnished peoples’ reputations was a blog called JuicyCampus. It was created by


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Duke University alumnus Matt Ivester as a way for students to discuss and post things about their colleges. But when posts are not regulated, people tend to take things too far. A friend from Ohio State informed me about this site a few years ago when it was still active. She said that people would post things about different sororities and fraternities and the party life of the campus. People would post embarrassing photos of those who were intoxicated, and then others would make cruel comments. That crosses the line and is just disrespectful. Another example is the blog pOtterbein University: A Counterculture, written by an anonymous Otterbein student. The student talks about his or her alleged experiences here at Otterbein and the lifestyle the blogger

post it:


The pOtterbein blog, written anonymously by “The Observer: Otterbein’s Favorite Problem Child.”

refers to as “the counterculture.” The blogger wrote, “I represent a state of being, a state of mind. The state of mind of not giving a single f--- and living as fully as one desires.” The blogger wrote that those who do not partake in the “counterculture” need to live their lives more, encouraging them to “smoke your first bowl this weekend. (Trust me, I’m doing you a favor.)”

Another entry that took me by surprise said, “By the end of my freshman year, we were spending hundreds of dollars on cocaine. Doing lines in the dorms of 25, shoving cocaine up our noses in the bathroom of parties around campus, laughing because we were so tweaked.” It’s not smart to discuss partaking in illegal activities on campus. Generally, I support student blogs because they encourage

people to write and express their own ideas. But people have to understand that what they say and how they portray themselves on the Internet is for the world to see. Be careful what you post, because it can negatively impact reputations. t&c MORGAN HENDRICKSON IS A SOPHOMORE JOURNALISM MAJOR AND A CONTRIBUTING WRITER FOR THE t&c.

The normality of pornography

Student looks at the perception surrounding the culture of porn and the effects it can have on an individual As a young chap, there was no Internet porn; there were obscured half-naked women dancing to xylophones on “Girls Gone Wild” commercials. I loved those xylophones. I didn’t try to stay up late DENNISON so I could watch SLEEPER an over-tanned announcer harass drunk college girls for money, just like I never tried to see those pop-ups of naked women on our ancient computer with dial-up Internet. When I was younger, pornography was something that could be seen as an adult, which intrigued me because if it were viewed as a kid, it was an accident.

Jerry Ropelado, CEO of TechMediaNetwork, reported that the average age of children being exposed to Internet porn is 11 years old. In 2008 the authors of “Generation XXX: Pornography Acceptance and Use Among Emerging Adults,” conducted a survey on 813 college students from six different campuses. Out of the young men, 86 percent had viewed pornography in the last year, 48.4 percent were viewing pornography weekly and 19.3 percent were viewing pornography almost every day. Out of the young women, 31 percent had viewed pornography in the last year and 3.2 percent were viewing pornography weekly. But online pornography allows you access to every fetish imaginable. Whether you want

to enjoy two people in a passionate embrace of love, or a guy in a raccoon costume popping balloons on Snow White’s head while Duke Nukem is watching, it’s (unfortunately) all there. Internet porn is like a Chinese buffet: You don’t really know where all of it came from or who wants it, and some of it will probably make you sick. Pornography is still very much a taboo subject in America, despite its widespread use. According to ABC News, over 42 percent of male and female Internet users watch porn each month. Couples can earn extra cash by streaming their sexual acts via webcam or by posting amateur videos online — an increasingly popular market for viewers who seek intimacy rather than plastic-surgery-ridden stars.

The increased prevalence of porn does not make it bad — it’s just easier to misuse. An article on said that researchers believe porn addiction is mainly the product of social pressure to shame masturbation, which, for the record, is considered to be healthy for you. Sometimes real sex can lose its allure when the brain associates sexual feelings with your computer. Some students who come to college have had little experience with sex education, whether it’s because of sheltering parents, religious officials or concerned schools. According to a Telegraph article, Australian researchers Maree Crabbe and David Corlett have found that students in high school have been turning to porn for sex education due to the lack of funding in schools,

and this can be true for college students as well. Viewers create unrealistic images of sex in their heads and can be disappointed by the actual experience. Porn is edited to be appealing to viewers, just like television and movies. It’s not real — it’s theatrical sex. Men and women alike can feel intimidated by the unrealistic bodies and moves used in the films, creating anxiety and sometimes avoidance of true intimacy. As with everything in life, moderation is key. There is no shame in watching porn; lots of people do it. Porn has its time and place, but if the lines between reality and porn blur, then you have a problem. t&c DENNISON SLEEPER IS A SOPHOMORE PUBLIC RELATIONS MAJOR AND A CONTRIBUTING WRITER FOR THE t&c.

sports 7 Baseball outshines competition in the Sunshine State

vol. 93, issue 22

The team traveled to Florida for its annual spring break trip and returned with a winning record of 11-4 BY TYLER DUBIAK Staff Writer

Palm trees, sunshine and tough competition awaited the Otterbein University baseball team this past week, as the team traveled south for its annual spring break trip. During the eight-day trip, the team pulled out six victories from its nine games and impressed other coaches around the country, as it received 18 votes to be in the top 25 in the country. “This will be a very good week to test our players, especially the young guys, and see how we stack up to the best in the nation,” head coach George Powell said before the trip started. On day one of the trip, the team went against the Wheaton College Thunder in a doubleheader. It lost its first game, 6-2, but freshman Billy Harkenrider

recorded his first collegiate home run. In game two, the Cardinals came back up, 6-4, in the bottom of the seventh inning. Freshman AJ Finlay gave the Cardinals the win after he scored a run off a wild pitch with the bases loaded. Junior Dom Porretta was the starting pitcher in that game, with junior Jon Cheney in relief to get the win. On day two of the trip, the Cardinals played a single game at 8:30 a.m. against the Babson Beavers from Massachusetts. They were able to come away with a win, bringing in 11 runs to the Beavers’ five. Junior David Cydrus earned the win as he pitched eight innings and gave up only four runs. Junior Wes Meadows hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning.

On day three of the trip, the Cardinals faced off against the St. Lawrence University Saints from New York, and after a rough second inning, they found themselves down, 6-1. The Cardinals fought back, but could not pull off the win, as they lost, 7-4. While the trip was mainly business-related, the team was able to enjoy some downtime. “On the days off, we will do something together as a team to build up that chemistry for the season ahead,” Powell said. The Cardinals took on Elms College from Massachusetts in a doubleheader and won both games. The Cards won the first game, 6-1, with junior Matt Frey on the mound. He pitched for seven innings and only gave up six hits and one unearned run. The second game was more of a nail-biter, but Otterbein was

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still able to walk away victorious, winning 6-5. The following day, the Cards had another doubleheader against Salve Regina from Rhode Island. Otterbein would prove too difficult for the Seahawks, as it won the first game, 6-2, and the second, 18-7. Senior Dustin Reuter performed very impressively in game one, pitching a complete game. Porretta, with the help of the team’s offense, was able to get his second win of the season. Ten Cardinal batters had a hit in the second game, as well as multi-hit performances from freshmen Caleb Woodson, Jimmy Waterwash and Sean Kettering. On the Cards’ last day in Fort Myers, they played against Olivet College in Michigan and lost, 6-3. Finlay started off with an

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RBI double that gave the Cards an early 3-2 lead, but the Comets wouldn’t back down. Their opponent got three more runs off Otterbein pitcher Cydrus in the seventh inning and held off the Cards by Olivet’s senior pitcher, Sean Alexander, who gave up three runs in a complete nine innings pitched. Powell said that he was very proud of the way his players performed throughout the week. He said, “We were down there to get better and help the young players learn for the upcoming season.” He said that this is a young team that is battling and has a lot of promise, but just has to work on a few things. The team returned home over the weekend and will start a three-game road trip Wednesday to Rio Grande, Ohio Christian and finally Ohio University. t&c

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T&C - Spring Semester 2012, Week 8  

The new Tan & Cardinal looks into where your meal swipe money goes and has a new Between the Sheets.

T&C - Spring Semester 2012, Week 8  

The new Tan & Cardinal looks into where your meal swipe money goes and has a new Between the Sheets.