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thursday, jan 28, 2010

vol. 91, issue 14

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Lady Cards’ latest addition results in boost Obama: A year in review Movie director screens film for OC Student stands behind Google


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“Avatar” became the highest-grossing film of all time, beating out 1997's “Titanic."

Apple unveiled a new tablet PC called the iPad.

Starting at $499, the iPad will also offer an additional 3G Internet connection with AT&T.

Otterbein senior Erica Gelhaus is competing in the Miss America pageant on Saturday on TLC.

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editorial

Seniors Say Goodbye

Wednesdays have been reserved for the T&C for a while, but now that I have those nights free, it’s time to finally do all the things I’ve wanted to do but never had the time BY JEANA HARRINGTON Business Manager

I feel like this column is slightly inappropriate for two reasons. Reason one: it’s week four, meaning there’s a slim chance I could fail a class and not actually graduate on time. That would suck. Reason two: (which is slightly more realistic) how can I say

ABC’s “Ugly Betty” has been canceled.

The real estate market dropped 6.7 percent last month, making it the lowest recorded loss in history.

Toyota has officially recalled more than 2 million vehicles.

Information compiled by Andrew Henderson. Information from www. pcworld.com, www.huffingtonpost.com, www.otterbein.edu and www.cnn.com.

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Fallon Forbush Rae Reed Andrew Henderson Peter Behr Aaron Angel

Editor-in-Chief News Editor Assistant News Editor Opinion Editor

Arts & Entertainment Editor Sports Editor

Patricia Begazo

PHOTO BY JESSICA MILLER

assistant editors

Jayme Detweiler Britany Byers

Photography Editor

Assistant Photography Editor

Jeana Harrington

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Emmy Beach Mike Cirelli Phillecia Cochran Andrea Evans Lindsey Hobbs Randi Honkonen Megan Wycuff

Copy Editor

Greg Beers

10. Strategically plan what I’m going to eat for dinner every Wednesday of the quarter since I won’t get free food in the Tan & Cardinal lab anymore. 9. Count exactly how many steps it takes to complete the Otterbein pub crawl and see how it compares to Emmy Beach’s and Johnson Denen’s step-count from last quarter (I take small steps). 8. Watch season four of “The

O.C.” with my roommate. Yes, all in one night.

7. Too bad Whiskey Dick’s is closed, that definitely would have made the list.

6. Re-read “Sex, Drugs and

5. Go to PetLand and play with

Copy Editor

Clarissa Combs

Wednesday nights, now that they’ll be free next quarter. In case you cannot count, that means I’m listing 10 things.

Cocoa Puffs” by Chuck Klosterman (a classic, if you haven’t had the chance) and laugh out loud at 95 percent of his comparisons.

Add playing with puppies to the list of things I can do with my newfound time.

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goodbye to something when I have no idea what’s coming next? Saying goodbye now means I have to be a big kid, get a job and stop staying up until 3 a.m., for various reasons of which I will not disclose. Seeing as how I am not ready to give that up, there will be no goodbyes here. On that note, I will not reflect on any Otterbein memories, pass on any Otterbein advice or mush and gush over how much I’m going to miss this place (although I will … a lot. Particularly the squabbit, which you should probably look for around campus if you have never seen him already). Instead, I am going to list all of the things I am really excited to do on

FINALLY, TIME FOR PUPPIES:

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Jessica Miller

What should I do now?

Web Editor Business Manager

contributing staff Kyle Arend Elizabeth Livingston Brittani Pearson Amanda Weed Kenzie Williams

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the puppies since my house isn’t allowed to get our own.

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4. Hop on a plane and fly to

France for the night to see Lady Gaga. She’s performing live at the Paris Bercy on Wednesday, May 19 (which is the Wednesday of week 7, if you did not already understand my logic in calculating this event as number four).

3. Watch season four of “The

O.C.” with my roommate. I realize I said that already, but we are obsessed enough that we will probably watch it twice.

2. Count exactly how many

steps it takes to complete the Otterbein pub crawl and see if I have gotten more efficient since my first try. At this point, I am two weeks away from graduation and the whole big-kid, real-job, no-more-up-until-3-a.m. thing. Gotta use my time wisely here.

1. Funny story. While writing

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TAKING IT TO THE HOOP:

Sophomore Shea McCoy drives to the basket against Heidelberg on Wednesday night.

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news

Obama offers recovery plan for ‘depression’ Last night’s State of the Union address yielded more promises, one particularly intriguing for college students BY KENZIE WILLIAMS Staff Writer

Will President Barack Obama be able to live up to his promises? Obama made a lot of them during his campaign: “Change.” In his State of the Union address last night, Obama said that some promises haven’t happened, “But remember this – I never suggested that change would be easy, or that I can do it alone.” Obama laid out a plan to recover from our nation’s “second depression.” The proposal calls for a new jobs bill, financial reform, a comprehensive energy and climate bill, health insurance reform, freezing government spending, ending the wars, making the government more transparent and revamping college affordability. “I urge the Senate to follow the House and pass a bill … To make college more affordable … give families a $10,000 tax credit for four years of college and increase Pell Grants. And let’s tell another one million students that when they graduate, they will be required to pay only 10 percent of their income on student loans, and all of their debt will be forgiven after twenty years – and forgiven after ten years if they choose a career in public service. Because in the United States of America, no

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one should go broke because they chose to go to college. And it’s time for colleges and universities to get serious about cutting their own costs – because they too have a responsibility to help solve this problem.” Last night’s guarantees will add to the daunting task of fulfilling his campaign platform.

“Because

in the United States of America, no one should go broke because they chose to go to college.” Barack Obama President

On Jan. 22, 2009, he signed an order requiring the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay to be closed within a year. Guantanamo Bay is still operating. However, according to the American Red Cross, the site is being used to temporarily house displaced victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Junior Jordan Roberts said, “There are always promises

made during the campaigns that never actually get met. I think people need to realize that Obama is just one man; he can’t change the world overnight like everyone thought he could.” During a speech to Marines on Feb. 27, 2009, Obama announced his intention to end all combat missions in Iraq by August 2010 and to have withdrawn all troops by 2011. Allan Cooper, political science professor, pointed out that Obama has held true to his plan to expand troops in Afghanistan. On Dec. 1, Obama announced his intention to send 30,000 more troops to the war-torn country. Cooper said, “At a time when our own country is in dire straits, it is difficult to justify spending billions to build a nation in Afghanistan, but the previous administration failed to defeat Al Qaeda, so Obama is batting cleanup to solve problems he inherited.” The topic of universal health care has been a prominent issue on Obama’s agenda. “The American citizen should be given the right to choose if they want their healthcare controlled by government,” Roberts said. Others believe universal health care would be best for our current health care situation. Cooper voiced concern about the way the situation is being

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Obama’s Time in Office

Statistic

Jan. 2009

Jan. 2010

Unemployed people 16 and older*

13 million

14.7 million

Unemployment rate*

7.7 percent

10 percent

Outstanding public debt

$10.6 trillion

$12.3 trillion

Federal spending from financial crisis bailout

$296.4 billion

$173 billion

U.S. troops in Afghanistan

34,400

70,000

U.S. troops in Iraq

139,500

111,000

*STATISTIC LAST CALCULATED DEC. 2009

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handled. “Obama is determined to let congress shape what the program will be, which ensures something will pass, but it may not be what he campaigned for.” On Oct. 9, the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to award Obama the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” According to Roberts, “the decision to grant Obama this award was decided well before he had accomplished any major endeavors.” Obama’s approval ratings have dropped to 50 percent, down from 64 percent during his

first months in office. “Even though he’s disappointed a lot of his supporters, given what he inherited, he’s done a pretty good job. The economy trend has reversed since the last year of Bush’s presidency, and people are hopeful the worst is behind us,” Cooper said. It may be too soon to be evaluating Obama’s performance as president, as Chelsea Ferrin, Otterbein College Democrats president said, “You can’t judge how well a president has done until he is out of office.”

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Say What?

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF OBAMA’S TERM SO FAR? “I believe he’s doing the best he can with what the last person in charge left him to deal with.” —Cory Feltes senior psychology

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“I believe he has done a lot of what he said he was going to do. However, there is still a lot that can and needs to be done.” —Jake Robinson sophomore theatre

“Obama promised us many things to people who voted for him, we have yet to see much of this, and I don’t think we will in the future.” —Chris Wallace junior busniess administration

“Obama has promised to do a lot of health care and hasn’t done much about it.”

—Kodie Roush junior sports management PHOTOS AND INFORMATION COMPILED BY JAYME DETWEILER

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Senate: Jan. 27, 2010

Senate Bill First reading of a proposal to allow Staff Council members to serve on 09/10-6 several Senate committees.

Approved for a second reading

Final reading of a proposal making a Senate Bill full year of foreign language manda09/10-7 tory for Otterbein students.

Approved Passed

OC helps Haiti Otterbein is sponsoring several campus events to raise relief aid BY LINDSEY HOBBS Staff Writer

Otterbein is coming out in full force to raise funds for Haiti relief. According to ABC News, the death toll from the country’s devastating earthquake has now topped 150,000 in the capital of Port-au-Prince alone. The college is sponsoring campuswide events to help aid in Haiti’s recovery. On Friday, Jan. 29, the Church of the Master is hosting a talent show benefit Senate Bill 09/10-6: First reading of a proposal to allow Staff Council members to servefor onHaiti several relief at 7 p.m. Admission is a in Senate committees. This proposal was approved for a second reading and will be discussed further donation at the door, which will the February meeting of Otterbein College Senate. go toward the disaster relief. “What we’re trying to do PHOTO PROVIDED BY JOHN LACORTE is get as many students there as possible,” said Kadia Reid, HAND IN HAND : Junior John LaCorte served in Haiti last school year. Senate Bill 09/10-7: Final reading of a proposal to make a full year of foreign language mandatory assistant directorwith for the for all Otterbein students in the new semester system. This proposal was approved onlyCenter one vote fornow Student and according to him, Church of dissension. With the new bill, American Sign Language (ASL) will fulfillInvolvement. the college’s“What foreign “Haiti looks very poor on the outside, but the people there are World Service has been in Haiti we’re trying to do is a combined language requirements. awesome, and I just have a specampus effort.” since 1954. According to Reid, refresh“We’re over there providing Paul Eisenstein, interim chairperson and dean of School of Arts and Sciences, presented the bill and cial place in my heart for Haiti.” According to Smith-Pariola, ments courses” will be provided, andand the immediate needs such as water said that the requirement will “work at promoting less commonly-taught like Arabic admission to the event is a dona- … and we’ve gotten a big delivdonations will go directly to the Chinese. United Methodist Committee on tion to the Lambi Fund of Haiti, ery of blankets … and baby care and although the suggested Relief (UMCOR). kits … and hygiene kits,” said donation is $5, attendees are Also this week, Bon ApKiger. “A lot of the stuff we encouraged to give a donation pétit is sponsoring Hungry For were able to get there within 24 that is right for them. Haiti, a dinner and teach-in on hours of the earthquake.” Thursday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m. in According to Kiger, past the Campus Center lounge. fundraising events that Ot“I just have a special “Bon Appétit is actually doterbein has hosted for Church nating all the food for it. They’re place in my heart for World Service has allowed them going to have a Haitian meal to establish themselves so readily Haiti.” … there will be some music in Haiti. … there will be some artwork “We collected an entire semi John LaCorte to look at,” said Jennie Smithof those kits in October at OtPariola, cultural anthropologist junior fitness major terbein. Right in front of the and one of the speakers for the football field,” he said. event. Kiger also said that for right “I’ll talk about the realities of now, their appeal is for $1.2 For those who cannot attend million in aid, but that number everyday life in Haiti, about the either event but would still like richness of their culture … and will probably go up once more to donate to Haiti relief, the Reli- reports are released of the total the challenges that Haiti faced gious Life Council of Otterbein, destruction toll. before the earthquake,” Smithin collaboration with Church Pariola said. “I’ve been very Otterbein students seem to concerned about Haiti for about World Service, will be sponsorbe in full support of the masing a table in the Campus Center sive fundraising surge going on 20 years now.” where students can stop on their around campus. John LaCorte, junior health way to and from meals if they promotions and fitness major, “I’ll be going (to the talwish to donate. will also be speaking at the ent show),” said Emily Borger, Nick Kiger, Otterbein class event. freshman music and business of 2006, is the assistant direc“I’m just talking about my major. “I think it’s good that experiences there because I went tor for the Ohio Crop/Church everybody is trying to do their World Service regional office, to Haiti last year,” LaCorte said. small part.” t&c page 4 |

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arts & entertainment

What’s your flavor? Name: Ashley Broughton Year: sophomore Major: psychology Hometown: Wellsville What’s your flavor? mint

chocolate chip

Favorite Season: spring DANGEROUS JOB:

PHOTO COURTESY OF JANICE WINDBOURNE

‘Bonecrusher’ focuses on a father and son who mine coal in the Appalachian region.

‘Bonecrusher’ director comes to Otterbein to show his film The award-winning documentary following the lives of a father

Favorite Animal: giraffe PHOTO AND INFORMATION COMPILED BY KRISTEN SAPP

and son who mine coal will be screened for Otterbein students BY ELIZABETH LIVINGSTON Staff Writer

Roll out the red carpet, alert the media and smile for the paparazzi because a movie extravaganza is coming to Westerville in true Hollywood fashion. Nationally acclaimed film executive producer and director Michael Fountain will be personally visiting Otterbein’s campus for a special viewing of his award-winning film “Bonecrusher” on Feb. 2. Winner of the 2009 Appalachian Film Festival, the documentary will take you on a journey into the lives of coal miners while highlighting the endless bond between a father and son, and how the miners’ relationships are affected by harsh working conditions. A true story based on the life of a coal miner who proudly carries on his family’s three-generation coal mining occupation, Lucas Chaffin discovers working a mile below the earth is more than a job. His father Luther, nicknamed “Bonecrusher,” is his idol and the man he loves most in the

world. At the age of 61, coal ash and dust that ravaged his lungs are making him terribly sick. However, his death is not his biggest worry; rather, Lucas’ safety is at the front of his mind. “Bonecrusher” is an intimate account of the relationship, love and endless bond between a father and son that is put to the test. Fountain produced the film because of his fascination with the coal mining industry, the dangers it presents and the camaraderie and tradition of the workers. He spent time with the miners while filming the documentary and was surprised at the conditions the workers had to face on a daily basis. “I had to wear a helmet and keep my head down (while in the mine). If I raised it up it could have been taken off by a roof pole; it was claustrophobic,” he said. “But the guys weren’t scared.” “There was a haze of disgusting black dust in the air, no light, you couldn’t even stand up, and they loved their job,” Fountain said.

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Accomplished director and producer, Fountain is the owner of WriteBrain films and has been working in the movie industry for 17 years. Fountain has directed documentaries and TV series for Discovery Channel, HBO and NBC, as well as commercials for American Express, Ford Motor Company and Coca-Cola, among others. Some other film and TV credits on his extensive résumé include “Armageddon,” “Crazy Like a Fox” and “NCIS.” Fountain’s visit is sponsored by the Thomas Academic Excellence Series, which supports the Common Book Program at Otterbein College. The showing of “Bonecrusher” will be on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Room 116 at 33 Collegeview. He will also be making appearances in select classrooms on Wednesday, Feb. 3. To watch the official trailer for “Bonecrusher” or to get more information about the film, visit the official movie Web site, bonecrusherfilm.com. t&c

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Search engine takes a bold stance In response to the Chinese government’s attacks on human rights groups, Google is cutting all ties with China Google has challenged China to the biggest game of chicken the world has ever seen. The standoff between the two economic titans will change the face of global business, no matter who AMANDA blinks first. WEED In a public statement released Jan. 12, Google revealed that cyber attacks were occurring against Chinese human rights activists using the company’s services. This was not a one-time incident. According to Google’s statement, “dozens of Gmail users who are advocates of human rights in China appear to have been routinely accessed by third parties.” In response to the attack, Google will cease its censoring policy for its Chinese portal, and it may pull out of China altogether. Google is taking a stand for its company ideals, a move long overdue. China is a source of great profit for western companies willing to do business there, but those profits come at their own price.

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Google succumbed to that financial siren song when doing business with China, a country that limits freedom of speech. Google bowed to the Chinese government by self-censoring www.google.cn, the Chinese version of the Internet search engine. The business partnership seemed to be in direct contradiction of its company motto “Don’t be evil.” Google initially hoped that its presence in China would open the door to civil liberties. Those hopes were dashed on the rocks when Google discovered that human rights activists were under third-party surveillance. Google gained support from the White House when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke directly about the Google-China issue last Thursday. “Censorship should not be in any way accepted by any company from anywhere,” she said. “And in America, American companies need to make a principled stand. This needs to be part of our national brand.” This should be a rallying cry for American companies doing business in China. American

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companies should band together to create change. A spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry, Ma Zhaoxu said, “foreign enterprises in China need to adhere to China’s laws and regulations. Google is no exception.” What Ma fails to address is that Google is not required to do business in China. China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. Under the membership agreement to the WTO, China agreed

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to unlimited access to foreignowned service companies, which included online services. China has already appeared before the WTO in many cases related to foreign trade and lost. It’s time for China to face the ultimate consequence if they don’t abide by the rules of the WTO. If a compromise cannot be reached with China, then Google can walk away. Granted it will be a financial blow to the company, but not as severe as many would think.

While Google is a leader in Internet services in China, they are second-ranked. Baidu, a company with a close relationship to the Chinese government, is in first place with a 77 percent share of the market by the end of the third quarter in 2009. As the global spotlight brightens on this issue, I hope it will band companies and countries together to put pressure on China to finally “put up or shut up.” China can’t expect to do business on global stage and continue to flagrantly ignore the rules of free trade put in place by the WTO. There is a question I’d like you to think about — At what price are you willing to compromise your personal beliefs? It’s easy to say that you will never compromise your beliefs, but many of us make that compromise every day. Be courageous. Take a stand. Those who don’t use their freedom run the risk of losing it.

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Sophomore stands out

The Indiana Tech transfer leads OC in points, assists and steals BY BRITTNI PEARSON Staff Writer

PHOTO BY GREG BEERS

SIZING UP THE COMPETITION:

With her 5’2’’ frame, Shea McCoy has been a challenge for foes, ranking in the top ten in the OAC in steals.

Sophomore Shea McCoy brought the Cards to a 10-point lead in Saturday’s game against Ohio Northern by turning out a 3-pointer, bringing the score to 21-11. The Cardinals kept the lead and took the win, 79-72. McCoy, OAC’s leader in field goal percentage, took seven of 11 from the floor and three of five from the top of the key, pulling off a game-high 20 points along with teammate Kristi Kotterman. When McCoy’s family moved, she had no choice but to transfer from Delaware Hayes High School to Mansfield Senior High before her senior year. “I feel moving hurt me in the long run when it came to colleges looking at me for basketball, but when it came to playing time and being a starter, I had no trouble,” McCoy said. Despite moving her last year, McCoy maintained about 11-

points per game during her high school career. When it came time to choose a college, McCoy did not have a specific place in mind, but she knew basketball was in her future. “I’ve been playing basketball since I could walk; I feel I was destined to play basketball,” McCoy said. After sending out several tapes, McCoy decided to attend Indiana Tech for her freshman year of college. She got great playing time and related well with all of the women but, “honestly I was homesick and wanted to be closer to my family,” McCoy said. Not only was Otterbein close to home, but McCoy had been to several open gyms with friend and senior Katy Miller prior to attending Indiana Tech. Although McCoy has moved around a lot, basketball has always been a stable part of her life. In the time that McCoy has been at Otterbein, she has

started in all but one game and has become a valuable part of the women’s basketball team. “Shea is a very smart basketball player and not only is she just our point-guard, but also our leading scorer, which helps everyone else around her,” senior and team leader Karli Volkmer said. McCoy has blended in well with her teammates on and off the court. A lot can be said for the time that McCoy has put on the court, but it would not be possible without the great chemistry with her teammates. “Shea has obviously been a great addition to the Cardinals and she brings a lot of humor to the team,” sophomore Katie Stallard said. Otterbein’s women are now 7-10 overall and 4-6 in the OAC. “In the second half of the conference, we’re going to come out as a whole new team. Coach has changed a lot in practice, there’s been a lot more discipline,” McCoy said. t&c

Why we hate Capital BONECRUSHER The not-so-friendly rivalry continues Saturday An intimate journey inside the lives and work of coal miners A film by Michael Fountain

Film Screening and Discussion with Producer / Director When: Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. Where: Collegeview 116 (Art & Communication Building) www.bonecrusherfilm.com Appalachian Film Festival 2009 Award Winner Sponsored by the Thomas Academic Excellence Series and Common Book Program page 8 |

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BY KYLE AREND Staff Writer

Capital University. What do those two God-forsaken words mean to you when they’re next to each other like that? Previous sports writers for the T&C have also written about their hatred for Capital. I’m here to expand on it and bring an athlete’s point of view. Now in my fourth and final year here at the OC, there have been a few glorious moments here at OC in which we beat Capital in heartbreaking fashion. One happened during my sophomore year, when the women’s basketball team found themselves in a close game with the Crusaders. The inbounds pass was thrown to Sara Fee who cut hard to the left, dribbled to half-court, and took the shot just before the buzzer sounded. She drained the shot. For a few seconds, I just sat there in

disbelief. My teammate Zach McGrain was next to me, and he jumped so high in excitement, it actually startled me. Football players rushed the court, and the look on Capital nation’s faces was priceless. Donnie Reinhart, OC linebacker, said, “I personally hate Cap because of how cocky they are on the field in football, even though we’ve handled them the last three years.” Whatever your reason, there is not a bad reason to hate Capital, as long as you have one. This Saturday, the women’s and men’s basketball teams host “Crapital.” No matter the records, anything can happen. The teams need our support. It’s a red-out, so wear a red Otterbein shirt, or just a red shirt to show your pride. It’s almost the end of week four, and Capital still sucks. t&c

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