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Jays take on Tide in second round game //Ê /,  , Editor-in-Chief Creighton’s first NCAA men’s basketball tournament appearance since 2007 will see it matchup against the University of Alabama. All-American sophomore forward Doug McDermott and the Jays were chosen as a No. 8 seed in the Midwest Region and will play their opening round game in Greensboro, N.C. The Missouri Valley Conference champions are set to face a Southeastern Conference team that is 21-11 with wins over Wichita State University, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Tennessee. ESPN and Yahoo! Sports projections prior to the release of the bracket had Creighton as either a No. 6 seed or No. 7 seed. Head coach Greg McDermott said that his team’s résumé is similar to No. 5 seed Wichita State and No. 6 seed San Diego State University, both of whom the Jays beat this season. “I’m thrilled to be back in the NCAA tournament,” Greg McDermott said. “But I really think these guys earned more than an

eighth seed.” “We’ve won 28 games, we’ve won 14 games away from home and we’re the conference tournament champions. So there isn’t much difference between us and some of the five seeds.” The No. 9 seed Crimson Tide finished the season 8-8 after a promising start that saw them rise to No. 12 in the AP Poll. Their two Second Team All-SEC players JaMychal Green and Trevor Releford lead the Tide. Green is a 6-foot 8-inch senior forward who averaged 14 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. He was ranked by ESPN as the sixth overall prospect in the class of 2008. Releford is 6-foot sophomore guard averaging 11.9 points and two steals per game. “Obviously Alabama is a very good team and it will take one of our better efforts of the year to advance to the next round,” Greg McDermott said. Alabama boasts a line up similar in size to Creighton but certainly doesn’t play like it. It ranks 245th in scoring, averaging just under 65 points per game. They are also 332nd in the country in 3-point percentage. The Jays are

seventh with 80 points per game and are third in the country in 3-point percentage. The calling card of the Tide, however, is their strong defense. They rank ninth in the country in scoring defense, giving up just 57.9 points per game during the regular season. Defense has been one of the things the Jays have struggled with this season, giving up 69.5 points per game. They’re ranked 239th in the country. If the Jays can overcome Alabama’s stingy defense, they will advance past the Tide and will most likely face the No. 1 seed in their region, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. This would pit Doug McDermott against his high school teammate and leading scorer for the Tar Heels, Harrison Barnes. Barnes, who was a First Team All-ACC member, and Doug McDermott led Ames High School to consecutive state titles. “It’s going to be a good chance to see him again,” Doug McDermott said. “I haven’t seen him in a while, I talk to him quite a bit. It will be fun to watch him play and hopefully match up with him.” Creighton tips off Friday at 12:40 p.m. at Greensboro Coliseum.


Page 2 ˜ÊV>ÃiÊޜÕÊ “ˆÃÃi`ʈ̰°° Tornado drill to take place With the recent deadly tornados in the Midwest, Creighton has planned a variety of mock emergency situations in an effort to prepare for potential disasters. The university will hold a mock tornado drill in conjunction with Douglas County on Wednesday at 10:10 a.m. A CUAlert will be issued and Douglas County sirens will sound across the city. Students, faculty and staff will be asked to take appropriate action, including going to the nearest shelter area. The university anticipates that the entire exercise will last about 10 minutes. The hospital, medical and dental clinics will not participate in the test as they already have their own emergency drills in place. Creighton officials asks that no matter if you are in class or in your office, action should be taken. They advise you to know your shelter location and go there immediately. Creighton community members are also reminded to sign up for CUAlert at http://www2.creighton. edu/.cualert/.

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“Even on the drive, the views were something out of National Geographic. Looking out the car windows in Colorado even partly justified the cockiness of every Colorado kid at Creighton.” “The Hipster Corner” columnist Sara Gentzler, page 4.

"  \ÊCreighton’s new program offers new opportunity for students in health related fields Barbara Dilly and Dr. Rebecca Murray, both sociology professors, Dr. Laura Heinemann, anthropology professor, and Fr. Raymond Bucko, anthropology and sociology professor and Dr. Andrew Gustafson, business ethics and society professor. “This program is a good match for Creighton because of the professional schools offered and the number of pre-medical students here,” Rodlach said. The program is online because it increases opportunities for non-traditional students and offers more convenience. According to Rodlach, he expects it to be about half traditional students and half non-traditional students making up the program. Sami Buglewicz, a junior Arts & Sciences student and founding president of the Medical Anthropology Society, plans to enter the program next year. “If I get in, I will begin the program during my last semester of [my] undergraduate [degree],” Buglewicz said. “The program allows students in their last semester of undergraduate to begin a few of the classes before we actually graduate, which is great since it will cut the cost of the program in half.” In order to stay in touch with each student, faculty will e-mail regularly and Skype for approximately 30 minutes per week, depending on the needs of the student. Courses and subject matter for the program are still in the process of being finalized. “We hope our students also do research in health related settings or non-profits and immerse themselves in the community,” Rodlach said. There are three distinct tracks for the program: library research, research and practicum (where students work as an intern). It will take 18 credits to earn a certificate in medical anthropology and 36 credits to earn a master’s in medical anthropology. According to Rodlach, it will vary from person to person on how long it takes him or her to complete the master’s program, but most will probably finish in one-and-a-half to two years. Michelle Skaff, a junior Arts & Sciences student and vice-president of the Medical Anthropology Society, thinks this is a great

-\ÊEvent honors those who excel in patient-oriented care Deutz, Elizabeth Gilbertson, Daniel Hames, Brandon Hankey, Bryan Nelson, Paul Pena, Danielle Thurtle, Nicholas Townley, Sara Walz and Richard Wick. Dr. Theresa Townley was the faculty member inductee. Dr. Aru Panwar and Dr. Alvin Singh were the two residents inducted into the society. According to Liz Ferguson, the senior program coordinator for the School of Medicine, the banquet was attended by the award winners, the GHHS executive committee, guests, Dr. Zetterman, the Dean of the College of Medicine and Maria Cusic, the Chaplain for the School of Medicine. The main speaker at the event was Dr. Frederick Youngblood, a current member of the GHHS Executive Committee and the vice-chairman and associate professor of the Department of Anesthesiology. “The tenor of the evening was very intimate and sincere, and we enjoyed the company of excellent students and physicians sharing their enjoyment of personalized care of the patient,” Miller said. Miller’s plans for his future in medicine include becoming a family physician. “I greatly enjoy the role of counselor and advocate that is part of being a family physician,” Miller said. “Many people need just a little bit of encouragement and education to overcome health difficulties, and this takes place during visits with primary care doctors. I have seen people’s lives improve by making small adjustments in their everyday habits, and I want to be the person inviting them to make the changes that will make them healthier, happier individuals.” His efforts and education in his intended career path have taught him to respect his patients. “I try to practice person care, rather than patient care,” Miller said. “When I first meet an individual, I may have seen their disease process a hundred times, but I remind myself that I have never seen how this person will respond to it; therefore, it is unique and worthy of my best efforts.”

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Student lights up community with service MADELINE ZUKOWSKI News Reporter Doing 995 hours of service and raising $56,000 for your community; imagine accomplishing all this, along with schoolwork and involvement in extracurricular activities, in high school. This describes the last four years of Mikayla Savell-Flott’s life. Savell-Flott, an Arts & Sciences freshman, received the Governor’s Points of Light Award for the youth division on Feb. 15 at the Warner Chamber at the state capitol in Lincoln, Neb. She is the first Creighton student to receive this award. This award is given to those who show a commitment to community service through leadership and a commitment to involve others in the process of serving the community. Savell-Flott is also the first graduate of Millard West High School to receive this award. Throughout her career at Millard West, she raised $7,515 for the school alone and received the National Honor Society Volunteer of the Year award. Of the funds Savell-Flott raised, $7,500 was specifically for the musical theatre department, as Savell-Flott was, and is still, involved in musical theatre. She raised this money through arranging all occasion sing-a-grams, selling corsages for prom and homecoming, and setting up a merchandise booth with unique items that were sold to those who attended music or theatre events at the high school. “Especially for me being from Omaha, it’s important to give back and show respect for your community,” Savell-Flott said. “If one person gives back to their community, it will influence other people to get involved” She also participated in the Omaha Corporate Cup Run, which supports the American Heart and Lung Associations, volunteered at the Nebraska Humane Society and performed in “It’s All About the Music,” a musical that raised over $10,000 to rebuild the Little

Freshman Mikayla Savell-Flott with the governor at the capital. Photo courtesy of Mikayla Savell-Flott. Sioux Boy Scout Ranch that was destroyed by a tornado. She also organized “Room-Makeovers” by collecting donations to renovate children’s rooms who had endured illness and crisis, raised money for United Way, provided food and coats for the Salvation Army, and delivered over 100 turkeys to the Open Door Mission and a trunk load of Christmas presents for their “Holiday Child.” “Mikayla’s goal throughout life has been to make a difference,” Angela Flott, Mikayla’s mother, said. “She challenges her path to individuality by learning new ideas and sharing these ideas with others. Upon entering Creighton University, she came not only to learn

but to teach.” Savell-Flott is continuing to teach others through example on Creighton’s campus. She is a member of the Freshmen Leadership Program whose members have raised money for Precious Memories, a daycare for underprivileged children. Last semester she participated in weekly service at Completely Kids, and this semester she volunteers at the Children’s Respite Center where she spends most of her time playing with the kids. “The people I’ve encountered are so inspiring,” Savell-Flott said. “I really love kids. I love working with kids. It makes me feel so

As the first female endowed chair in the history of the College of Business, Kracher is an international expert and speaker on business ethics. In addition to heading the Business Ethics Alliance, which is a partnership between Creighton’s College of Business, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau and the whole business community, Kracher just co-authored the “Ethinary,” a simple ethics dictionary. Kracher said she is proud to receive the honor. “[I was] shocked, honored and happy,” Kracher said. “And then it was let’s get back

to work.” The Robert B. Daugherty Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Society was established in 1981 to further scholarship in the field of business ethics and serve as a resource for business leaders in the community. Wilwerding served as chairman of the Department of fixed prosthodontics from 1992-2000. He now supervises dental students who staff the One World evening clinic, is co-director of the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC) dental program and oversees the bachelor’s degree program in dental hygiene. He is the director of the

fortunate for what I’ve grown up with. It really makes me want to give back. They make my day just as much as I make theirs.” Her mother emphasizes what her service does for her life, not her résumé. “For Mikayla, it is not about being able to put volunteer service items on her résumé, but rather it is about the feeling she gets when she has given to someone else in need,” Flott said. Savell-Flott’s parents, grandparents and best friend, along with the chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Creighton, Dr. Fred Hanna, were there to support her during the awards ceremony.

Two schools name new faculty chairs MADDIE SHEA News Reporter Two faculty members of Creighton University were recently named to fill chair vacancies at the annual convocation. Beverly Kracher, PH.D, professor of business ethics and society and executive director and president of the Omaha Alliance for Business Ethics was named the Robert B. Daugherty Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Society. Terry W. Wilwerding, D.D.S., professor of prosthodontics was named the Dr. Oscar S. Belzer Endowed Chair in Dentistry.

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dental history course and the preclinical fixed prosthodontics curriculum. Wilwerding said he didn’t expect the honor but was happy to receive it. “It is a great honor to be recognized by your school and peers and I suppose it validates some of my projects,” Wilwerding said. “So it is a nice feeling.” The Dr. Oscar S. Belzer Endowed Chair in Dentistry was established by Jerome Belzer, M.D., in honor of his father, a 1928 graduate of the school of dentistry. The chair recognizes and honors outstanding faculty members.


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16 March 2012

Seuss comes to life in “The Lorax” DAVE FUXA Scene Reporter Starring: Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Effron, Taylor Swift, Betty White The newest movie rendition of a Dr. Seuss story, “The Lorax,” is centered around Ted (Zac Effron), an eighth grader who lives in Thneedville. As a “perfectly plastic place,” Thneedville has no real trees, bushes or flowers. The bushes are inflatable and the trees “run on 96 batteries.” Everyone in Thneedville has a consumer mindset stating, “Why would we want a tree when we can buy the latest model?” Everyone is happy and doesn’t want or need anything else. The smog and pollution in the city of Thneedville from this lifestyle is so bad that the citizens have to buy fresh air. They do so from the villain, a zillionare named O’Hare. O’Hare has long since been preying on the people of Thneedville who, in his mind, have a short attention span and aren’t smart enough to know the difference. He also gets excited in one scene saying “The new factory would produce more smog and then people will buy more air! Genius!” One day, Ted learns all about trees from his crush Audrey (Taylor Swift). Audrey exclaims how all she wants is a tree and would probably marry the guy who brought her one on the spot. Ted, love drunk, sets out to find the trees. He finds out from his grandma (Betty White) that he needs to find the Onceler, an outcast outside of town. Ted learns from the Once-ler that the valley used to be full of trees but the Once-ler had destroyed all of them when pursuing his business producing thneeds. The Onceler had broken

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A scene from the motion picture “The Lorax.” Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures his promises to the Lorax (Danny DeVito), the voice of the trees, to not chop down any more trees. Blinded by his greed, this broken promise led to all trees being chopped down. Although remorseful after he realized the trees were all gone, the Once-ler could do nothing to bring them back. The trees could not grow in the “smoggity-smog” and “goopity-goop” that was now everywhere. Years later the Once-ler asks Ted to find a way to bring back the Truffala trees. There is a good mix of themes guaranteed to entertain most viewers. Of course the movie is made and marketed for children, but the older crowd will enjoy it

too. There is some humor, some entertaining musical scenes and the not-so-childish themes that get the audience thinking: Industrialism, sustainability, corporate greed, unethical marketing and consumer ignorance. The movie calls the viewers to take action and practice sustainable ways. It ends on a great Dr. Seuss quote: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Although you may not be a tree-hugger, the movie is entertaining and might get you thinking about things you can do to make the world a better place.

Lied Art Gallery hosts new exhibit JACQUELINE LO Scene Reporter Kent Bellows — does the name ring a bell? Visiting an art gallery may seem like a completely different world for those who are hardcore scientists or mathematicians. With the help of a handy brochure, the colors, passion and beauty behind every unique piece can give students the respite they need from the facts and figures their textbooks drown them in. Born in Blair, Neb., Bellows first began working as a science fiction illustrator in the 1970s. As he developed his art over the years, he became well-known for the powerful backstories behind each of his detailed drawings and paintings. Although Bellows passed away on Sept. 14, 2005, his memory lives on through the Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts. “The Kent Bellows program is an afterschool program where professional artists mentor a few high school students a couple of days a week,” Doug Schroder of Creighton’s Lied Art Gallery said. Continuing until April 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily, The Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts presents “Archipelago.” The exhibit is a culmination of the works of 11 professional artists with the pieces ranging from sculptures to paintings to unique wood and metal creations. Many of the mentors are Creighton alumni and have dedicated themselves to helping youth develop their creativity while furthering their own abilities. “Art is the perfect emotional outlet for youth because it speaks for them when they are unable to find their words,” said Kent Bellows Program artist mentor Pam Hinson in her artist statement. One of the most memorable installations was Jamie Danielle Hardy’s “Dumptruck breakdown.” At first glance the piece is a towering installation with printed images of trucks on wooden blocks stacked on top of each other. However, through Hardy’s explanation, we begin to appreciate not just the technical prowess it must have taken to print the images onto hand built frames but also the story behind the piece. “This work is my attempt to bring closure

to a near death experience that occurred when I was 17. I am confronting the dump truck that nearly took my life head on and nearly to scale,” Hardy said in the brochure. Most people are able to relate to the stories found in art like Hardy’s. Many people may assume art is just people making random strokes and dots on a piece of paper as an attempt to seem cool and mysterious. Inspired by the master storyteller Kent Bellows, the meaning behind every hammered wood creation, molded piece and blended colors is a deliberate move by these mentors as a way to share their lives with others.

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Students traditionally spend spring break, the one week a year they get away from everything academic, soaking up the sun and going buck wild with friends in a place that’s usually native to palm trees. While a tropical getaway may be typical and preferred by the majority of students, it’s not always practical on a budget. Since I’m one of those college students who is short on cash, and because I like being outside a lot, I chose an alternative route for break this year. Rather than shell out a ton of money for plane tickets and a nice hotel, I spent about $150 and had one of the best trips of my life road tripping with four of my friends. When I first told people I was camping in Moab, Utah for spring break, the response was usually “Oh…that’ll be fun” in a tone that clearly implied they were thinking just the opposite. I don’t know why people have such strong aversions to camping vs. staying in hotels. It could be that they were scarred as children at summer camp, or it could be that sleeping closer to bears than to the nearest gas station makes them comprehensive. In reality, a sleeping bag that you know only you have slept in is a lot more germophobe-friendly than sleeping on a mattress that has doubtlessly been inhabited by numerous travelers over the course of years. Before this trip, I had never been camping. Now, I very much appreciate the comfort of my own sleeping bag and the silence that can only be experienced when sleeping 20 miles from civilization. Spending $2 per night for a campsite didn’t hurt things either. There was something about making grilledpizza sandwiches and s’mores over a fire built by one of my friends that made the trip seem so much cooler than a “normal” spring break. Even on the drive the views were something out of National Geographic. Looking out the car windows in Colorado even partly justified the cockiness of every Colorado kid at Creighton. Although our final destination was only a 14hour drive away, I could’ve sworn we had landed on Mars. The immense sandstone rock formations, scenic views and canyons spanning as far as the eye could see made it feel like we were no longer on Earth. Enjoying the great outdoors isn’t necessarily something that happens in Omaha. When it comes down to it, Nebraska just isn’t ideal for hiking, climbing, or any sort of outdoor adventure. It really is something everyone should experience though. Since we’re given this week as a break, I figure it’s as good a time as any to get away to somewhere that has more access to adventure. As college kids we are also expert freeloaders. Going to Creighton pretty much gives you a free place to stay in any major Colorado city. We also snuck into hotels we could not afford to utilize their continental breakfasts. Since we can pretty much justify the excessive freeloading for only these four years of our lives, I think we should take full advantage of it. My friends and I hiked, climbed and hottubbed our way through spring break; we even got sunburned. It may not have been the average college trip, but it didn’t make me fall into debt and it’s something I would do again in a heartbeat.


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Stop cinematic stereotypes During spring break I spent a lot of time watching movies. Whether it was during my endless hours in a charter bus heading back and forth and back and forth to the St. Louis area, or just hanging out in the basement of my parent’s house, I viewed APRIL PAYNE a number of movies. Scene Columnist I watched all types of movies. Some actionpacked ones, others filled with obnoxious slapstick and of course the genre that I can never decide if I love or hate: romantic comedies. The thing that really bothers me about romcoms is the events that take place in the movie that seem really, really romantic at the time, but if anyone tried them in real life they would never work out. I’ve complied a list of my least favorite romantic movie clichés and why they just wouldn’t work for a college student. The first cliche is a college girl swooning over having a guy write and perform a song for her. In movies a guy will get on one knee and begin strumming his guitar and sing a song he made up for the girl he is trying to woo. If this actually happened to a girl at Creighton she would probably just tweet about it and never talk to him again. Casually playing your guitar for someone is one thing, but writing an entire song for someone you barely know is pretty creepy. If you really do believe someone is your muse and you feel compelled to write a song about them, just keep it to yourself until you’ve been dating for a few years or so. Another thing that movies always make look romantic are beaches. The thousand of

you that just got back from Padre can probably agree with me that there is nothing romantic about having sand in every nook and cranny. Also in movies, the leading lady always trips and falls straight into the arms of some breathtaking doctor who she then dates and marries. I trip all of the time — multiple times a day. What can I say; those bricks on the mall tend to get really slick.

The only thing that makes stumbling breathtaking is when I land flat on my back and get the wind knocked out of me. Trust me, there is nothing romantic about being a klutz. Don’t let Hollywood fool you. Being dipped on the dance floor isn’t as glamorous in real life. I swear somehow I always end up watching motion pictures where there is some kind of dance scene and the main characters share a slow dance. The guy then dips the girl and stares deeply into her eyes. The only time this happened to me in

real life, it was so awkward I went completely rigid and then flailed around so much that my dance partner actually ended up dropping me. It was well worth it though to achieve a successful escape. Kissing in the rain is also something that looks really, really cool in movies but just doesn’t pan out in the real world. In the movies the characters are ending some perfect evening and then suddenly in begins to pour. Instead of running to their cars or ducking into the doorway of a nearby building, they lean in for the kiss. I know that Creighton girls love a good excuse to wear their rain boots, but don’t waste your time daydreaming about how your foot is going to pop while you wear your galoshes the next time you are necking in the rain. If you stand outside in a cold drizzle you are probably just going to wind up sick and chaffed from your wet clothes. I feel like most girls don’t actually want to stand around in the cold Nebraska rain being kissed, they just want to be able to tell all of their friends that they’ve been kissed in the rain. And let’s not forget to mention the big romantic gestures! In real life sneaking into someone’s apartment to fill it with roses is called breaking and entering. Running past airport security will get you arrested. Crashing someone else’s wedding in order to profess your love for a person in the wedding party is highly frowned upon. When planning a romantic gesture, think everything through thoroughly. Make sure that whatever you’re planning won’t lead to jail time. Simple acts of romance are just as appreciated and not nearly as illegal. Remember that no matter how great the movies look, unscripted romance in the real world, even with all of its awkwardness, is so much better.

16 March 2012

Intramural reappears DAN RENFRO Scene Reporter Have you ever heard of intramural broomball? No, seriously, it still exists. The evolution of broomball exemplifies how incredibly tough it is to get a new intramural sport off the ground. It is even tougher when students don’t seem interested in playing. After all, players make the sport. Last fall, Creighton intramurals tried to start the sport, but it didn’t happen. Nearly all the brooms broke, and the sport had to be cancelled after one set of games. With new brooms, broomball is back. The game is still being adapted, but the players are having a great time. “The players have been very patient with us and are going with the flow,” intramural supervisor Robert Johnson said. “It helps that the players enjoy the game and have fun playing.” Jason Gant, assistant director of campus recreation, said the original idea was to make it a large intramural sport. However, it’s not quite ready to become a big-time sport because players aren’t gravitating towards it. For the intramural staff, they are simply trying to get word out about the sport’s greatness. The kinks are getting worked out, and the sport is ready to become huge. Now it’s up to students. Intramurals are a great way to stay active and have fun. The staff, led by Gant, is trying to make broomball great. In order to do so, they need more players that want to participate and have a great time. “It’s a great addition to intramurals,” Arts & Sciences sophomore Collin Atkinson said. “It’s a new, competitive, fun game that’s fun to play with your friends.” Essentially, the key to broomball is simple: willing participants. When students want to have a good time and are willing to adapt, great things can happen.


6 Opinion

Opinion

THE CREIGHTONIAN

16 March 2012

More to Kony than movie

creightonian.com “What is your favorite Saint Patrick’s Day tradition?”

“I wear a pin that says, ‘Kiss me, I’m German’ because I’m not Irish.”

-Rachel Wilhelm

Arts & Sciences junior

Stop Kony or #Kony2012, which ever you prefer, has become the latest rallying cry for many activists to stop the atrocities in Uganda. Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), heads a resistance movement in Central EVAN HOLLAND Africa that abducts Columnist children, enslaving them as child soldiers and making them commit unspeakable crimes. I’m sure most of you know this because of the video put out by the group, Invisible Children. Invisible Children, almost overnight, showed the world what exactly was going on in central Africa, awakening the activist inside all of us to the crimes Kony and his cronies were committing. The spotlight on Kony became very bright. Invisible Children did exactly what they wanted to do, bring awareness to a very serious situation, and it is commendable at how effective they were at doing it. A viral video aimed at hopefully getting 500,000 hits that ended up getting 30 million in just three days is no slouch. However, with all of the recent attention garnered by Invisible Children, a number of people are criticizing the organization who is supposedly lending a helping hand. Many critics believe that this video overly simplifies a very complex issue and that this idealistic video cushions the realities facing those wanting to help. Although critics agree the video is educational, Josh Kron and J. David Goodman of the “New York Times” believe “the video [is] a pitch-perfect appeal to so-called slacktivism,

a pejorative term for armchair activism by a younger generation, often online.” The other big criticism concerns how Invisible Children spends its money. The organization was forced to reveal their financial records due to mounting public demand. According to Invisible Children’s 2011 financial records, about one third of the money raised in 2011 went directly to helping the children in Uganda. The rest of the money went to travel, salaries and film costs. In my opinion, this split does not seem so bad. Only spending about a third of the money seems natural for an organization that has to not only try and help the situation, but also explain it to people. Unequivocally Kony is a bad guy who has to be stopped, but just stopping him won’t be enough. As critics correctly point out, this 30 minute video doesn’t discuss all of the different factors involved in the volatile political situation that is occurring in Central Africa. I completely support the campaign to stop Kony, but I also understand that capturing or killing Kony won’t simply end the violence. It is naïve to think it will. Not until the region’s poor governance is fixed will any semblance of sustainable peace be possible. This whole situation can be traced back to the 1980s. The forces of Yoweri Museveni toppled the regime of Tito Okello and Museveni with his new found power sought to impose his authority on the Acholi population in Northern Uganda who was previously closely allied with Okello. As a result of Museveni’s desire to impose his will on the people of northern Uganda, a number of resistance groups sprung up in an effort to protect themselves, including the LRA. All of these resistance groups except for the LRA were defeated.

This region spiraled into violence and many outsiders didn’t take notice of the violence until the early 2000s when the Ugandan government, still headed by Museveni, took aggressive measures against his own people in that same northern region by basically establishing concentration camps. The LRA was not alone in their violence against Ugandan people — the Ugandan government also had a hand in it. While the video’s depiction of Joseph Kony is accurate, it isn’t the whole story. The video failed to convey the hand that Ugandan government and regional politics have on the situation. The LRA is as much a consequence as a cause of the violence in Central Africa. The region’s weak governance must be dealt with before any real progress can be made and this will only happen with a very large engagement of peacekeeping troops. The deal currently brokered between the big shots in Washington and the activists is just a way for Washington to pat itself on the back as a humanitarian crisis victory. For victory to be possible in my eyes, a coordinated plan with clearly articulated objectives between various nations, the United Nations, the International Criminal Court, the African Union and the local governments would be necessary, rather than some recent motivation spurred by media attention. All concerns and criticism aside, Kony is a bad guy, but if you think focusing on a singular man will change the carnage and right the course for Central Africa making everything instantly better, then you are woefully mistaken. This region has real problems and needs real help. #Kony2012 is a good first step; let’s just make sure it’s not our last step.

Guest Voice

“My family hates Saint Patrick’s Day.”

-Damian Daszynski

Arts & Sciences sophomore

“I wear green all day.”

-Matt Argotsinger Arts & Sciences junior

Mooching for future success DOMINIC DONGILLI

Guest Columnist

My first campus visit at Creighton left a sour taste in my mouth. The only thing I experienced that day was a dry read through of the student achievements laundry list. I heard about one Creighton student getting this award and another a research position etc. etc. I knew there was more to Creighton, but it was obvious that certain things pervaded campus. I wanted to hear about the Creighton family and the campus community (I eventually got my fill first semester). All I heard about were students competing against other students. I convinced myself that Creighton students were merely striving for excellence and not whoring themselves out to be, or get, “the best.” I’ve come to discover that some students are “getting around.” I can see why Creighton students are so driven. One of the core Jesuit values is Magis. It is understandable to do things that put students on track to achieve their goals. It is important to form relationships with professors. However, students are perverting the normally innocent manner in which they go about these relationships and activities. I don’t hear students talking about student/professor relationships

as an opportunity to form a lasting connection with a favorite instructor whose knowledge and opinions are valuable. Rather, these relationships are viewed as stepping-stones to bigger and better things. Students are using them. I can’t say how many times I’ve heard “it’s a great way to make connections.” My favorite is, “if you visit a professor during office hours you’ll become the class favorite and he/she will bump up your grade at the end of the semester or get you into...” Apparently, success and achievement based off of hard work and good intentions is a novel idea. We’re diminishing our own, and very expensive, education when we believe that success comes from schmoozing all the way to the top. I find it the most disheartening that teachers perpetuate this idea of success with schmoozing. We’re all familiar with the participation grade. It was obviously established with good faith, but it has turned into the professor’s way of showing how much they like you or how willing they are to bump up grades. I’ve seen syllabi that have no rubric or point guide for participation requirements. Professors are telling students that well completed coursework and insightful class comments are inadequate. Students feel that

they have to schmooze and dominate the classroom to feel confident in their ability to earn a good grade. What I’m trying to get at is that we’re better than this whole idea of making connections, schmoozing and playing favorites. I want to turn to my fellow students and shake them! You don’t have to play this seedy game to achieve your goals. You’re smart enough and you’re good enough! How are others suppose to respect you if you don’t respect yourself and value your own talents and ability to achieve success? I was talking with my good friend about the whole concept of “making connections” one day at dinner. He said, “that’s just how people think the world has to work.” Unfortunately, it’s true. A lot of people feel this is the only way they can be successful in life even if they, themselves, don’t like it. Novel idea: don’t perpetuate this horrendous way of thinking. Common consensus or majority opinion doesn’t mean everyone has to jump on board. I’m angered with students and faculty that continue to perpetuate the idea of schmoozing for success. It’s an unbefitting and selfdeprecating way of life. People who go about life in this manner give themselves a bad name. Students and professors who perpetuate this idea here on campus give Creighton a bad name. Created By Katie Thompson

“It’s the one day where everyone can be Irish.” -Michael Kaminski Arts & Sciences freshman

Compiled by Natalie Killion Photos by Anna Baxter


THE CREIGHTONIAN

7 Sports

16 March 2012

Women to go dancing in Oklahoma MICHAEL KOTROUS Sports Reporter Creighton women’s basketball will make its first appearance in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament since 2002 when it plays the No. 3 seed St. John’s (NY) in the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK. Creighton (20-12) received an automatic bid after clinching the MVC tournament title Sunday in a 53-38 victory over Drake. The tournament championship was Creighton’s first since 2002 and the first in head coach Jim Flanery’s 10-year career. The Bluejays will look to turn over its late season success to the NCAA tournament. Creighton finished the season winning 14 of its 18 last game.

Flanery attributes much of that success to the offense becoming “unstructured.” Becoming less “set-driven” has allowed the young talent on the team to create motion and open jumpers. This unstructured offense led to three stellar offensive performances from three players in the three victories in the MVC tournament. In the quarterfinal game against Northern Iowa, senior forward DaNae Moore netted a career-best 15 points. Sophomore guard Carli Tritz went off in the semifinal game against Missouri State, scoring 27 points in the second half alone. Sophomore guard McKenzie Fujan made back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers to open an insurmountable lead over Drake in the MVC title game. Creighton is no longer playing MVC opponents, however. What Flanery and his

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shots against a low-scoring St. John’s team. “[St. John’s] doesn’t run up and down the floor a lot,” Flanery said, “They usually [score] in the 50s and 60s.” Another key for Flanery is preparing for St. John’s in practice this week. “We are going to have to prepare well to give ourselves a chance,” Flanery said. Creighton has been preparing ever since the beginning of the season. During its nonconference schedule, the Bluejays played three tournament teams — No. 6 seed Nebraska, No. 11 seed Kansas and No. 1 seed Notre Dame. “Part of it is preparing for St. John’s,” Flanery said, “And part of it is doing what we do the best that we can do it.”

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squad face is a big, physical, and experienced team that has earned three straight NCAA tournament bids. St. John’s (22-9) has played with, even beaten, the best of the Big East Conference and the best of the nation. On Feb. 28, St. John’s downed Connecticut 57-56, ending UCONN’s home win streak at 99. St. John’s has been led all season by junior guard Senneika Smith. Smith leads the Red Storm in both scoring (12.6 ppg) and rebounding (6.6 rpg). Four of St. John’s five starters average double digit scoring.Flanery believes his team is by no means out of this game. According to Flanery, Creighton’s unstructured offense will help against bigger and more athletic teams like St. John’s. Creighton’s chances of pulling off an upset depend on the Bluejays’ ability to take good

March Madness is upon us yet again. It’s the time of year when Cinderella finds her glass slipper and crazy upsets shock college basketball nation. People all across the country, whether in a tournament pool for work or kids doing it as a friendly competition, believe that they are basketball experts and know what they’re doing when they fill out their tournament brackets. What are the odds of actually selecting the correct teams for the National Championship game? According to ESPN last year only 881 out of 5.9 million bracket entries correctly predicted that the University of Connecticut would face the Butler Bulldogs. How do you know which team to select? It’s a lot of pure luck, but that’s the fun part. It’s a challenge trying to guess which No. 12 seed will upset a No. 5 seed in this year’s field. Where to start? Although trendy, the top four overall seeds don’t have as clear of a path as most think. Only once (2008) have all four No. 1 seeds advanced to the Final Four. How do I think this year’s bracket will unfold? Looking at each region with winners in all caps: South Elite 8 Teams: (1) KENTUCKY vs. (3) Baylor West Elite 8 Teams: (1) Michigan State vs. (2)MISSOURI East Elite 8 Teams: (1) Syracuse vs. (2) OHIO STATE Midwest Elite 8 Teams: (8) Creighton vs. (2) KANSAS

National Championship: (1) Kentucky vs. (2) Kansas John Calipari gets his chance at revenge against Bill Self and Kansas. My Top Overrated Teams: Georgetown- Always makes an early exit. Gonzaga- Don’t be fooled by their record. Always seem to disappoint. Vanderbilt-A nother school that always seems to make an early exit. My Top Sleeper Teams: Wichita State- Bluejay fans know what the Shockers are capable of when they’re “on” Creighton- How far the Bluejays go depends on if the 3 ball is falling. Underrated team Harvard- Tommy Amaker has made this Ivy League school a dangerous team to play. Toughest Regionals: South and Midwest The South regional with Kentucky, Duke, Baylor, UConn and Wichita State is a very interesting regional. There are a lot of big name schools that could do some damage, including last year’s national champions UConn. In the Midwest, I think this is where the most upsets could occur. There are a lot of talented teams who could make runs and surprise a lot of people. Easiest Road to Final Four: I think that for the top seeds, the East bracket has the easiest road to the Final Four for Syracuse or Ohio State. Not many teams that really scare me in that region. My complete bracket will be posted on the creightonian.com website. Let the madness begin. Good luck.

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THE CREIGHTONIAN

8 Sports

16 March 2012

Can I have this dance?

Teach me how to Dougie JACK HALEY Sports Reporter

The Bluejays hoist the MVC trophy after beating the Illinois State University Red Birds. Photo by Michael Kotrous. as well. The Jays finished the season with a 2012 record and were given a No. 14 seed. The team will be traveling to Norman, Okla., to face the No. 3 seed St. John’s University Red Storm in first round action. St. John’s is No. 14 in the country and finished the season with a 22-9 record and made the tournament with an at-large bid from the Big East Conference. The game tips off at 4:05 p.m. on Sunday and will be shown on ESPN2. St. John’s is a talented team that went 13-3 in Big East play. Four players average double figures in points led by junior guard Shenneika Smith’s 12.6 points per game. Creighton boasts a dynamic duo of their own, however, in sophomores guard Carli Tritz (14.5 points and 3.7 assists per game) and forward Sarah Nelson (12.6 points an 7.7 rebounds per game). If the Jays want to pull off the upset, they will have to rely on their defense. Creighton held opponents to just 56.6 points per game during the season: tops in the MVC. Creighton beat the Drake University Bulldogs 53-38 in the championship game of the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in St. Charles, Mo., to earn their

JACOB PADILLA Sports Reporter For only the second time in school history and the first time since 2002, the Creighton men’s and women’s basketball teams are both going dancing. Creighton swept the Missouri Valley Conference tournaments and in the process earned automatic bids for the NCAA tournament on both the men and women’s sides. The mens basketball team finished the season with a 28-5 record and knocked off the Illinois State University Redbirds 83-79 in overtime in the championship game of Arch Madness in St. Louis, Mo., to earn a No. 8 seed. This will be the team’s 17th appearance in the Big Dance and the Jays are 9-17 overall in tournament play. Creighton last made an appearance in 2007, when they fell in the first round to the University of Nevada Wolf Pack 77-71 in overtime. The Jays’ last win came in 2002 when they knocked of the University off Florida Gators in the first round in double overtime 83-82. The women’s team had a successful season

bid. The Jays will be making their fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament and hold a 2-3 record overall in tournament play. They last made the tournament in 2002 where they lost to Florida International University Golden Panthers. Their last win came in 1994 when they beat the Bowling Green State University Falcons 84-73.

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Iona (25-7)

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California (24-9)

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Syracuse (31-2)

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Iowa St. (22-10)

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Louisville

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Mar 17

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UNC Asheville (24-9) Kansas St. (21-10) Mar 15, 12:40PM - truTV

Connecticut (20-13)

Southern Miss. (25-8)

Wichita St. (27-5)

Vanderbilt (24-10)

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VCU (28-6)

Indiana (25-8)

Albuquerque

Portland

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Montana (25-6)

UNLV (26-8)

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Baylor (27-7)

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Nashville

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Greensboro Mar 18

Mar 15, 7:20PM - TNT

Pittsburgh Mar 17

APRIL 2

Mar 16, 7:15PM - CBS

Ohio St. (27-7) Loyola Maryland (24-8) North Carolina (29-5)

Michigan St. (27-7) Mar 16, 30 min following - TBS

Memphis (26-8)

West Virginia (19-13)

Mar 15, 30 min following - TNT

Lehigh (26-7)

LIU Brooklyn (25-8)

Florida St. (24-9) St. Bonaventure (20-11)

Notre Dame (22-11)

Duke (27-6)

Texas (20-13)

Mar 16, 30 min following - CBS

South Dakota St. (27-7)

Xavier (21-12)

Wisconsin (24-9) Mar 15, 2:10PM - TNT

New Mexico St. (26-9)

Colorado (23-11)

Harvard (26-4)

Mar 16, 30 min following - TBS

Columbus

Greensboro

Mar 18

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Lamar/Vermont

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Mar 16, 6:50PM - TBS

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Saint Louis (25-7)

Alabama (21-11)

New Mexico (27-6)

Temple (24-7)

Mar 15, 30 min following - TBS

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Long Beach St. (25-8) Louisville (26-9)

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Ohio (27-7)

Murray St. (30-1)

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Marquette (25-7)

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Davidson (25-7)

Colorado St. (20-11)

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San Diego St. (26-7)

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Mar 15, 30 min following - CBS

North Carolina St. (22-12) Georgetown (23-8) Mar 16, 30 min following - truTV

Belmont (27-7)

BYU/Iona Florida (23-10)

St. Mary’s (CA) (27-5)

Mar 16, 2:10PM - TNT

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Virginia (22-9) Missouri (30-4) Mar 16, 30 min following - TNT

Norfolk St. (25-9)

Omaha Mar 18

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Omaha Mar 18

Purdue (21-12) Kansas (27-6)

Mar 16, 30 min following - truTV

Detroit (22-13)

One would think that after enjoying one of the finest individual seasons in the history of Creighton basketball, sophomore forward Doug McDermott would feel content with where he is at among the all-time CU greats, but you would be wrong. “I obviously had a good season this year, but I’m definitely looking to improve going into next year,” McDermott said. McDermott has already put up numbers that no Creighton player has before him, with his 23.2 points per game average ranking third in the nation and his 765 total points this season being a school record. McDermott is also incredibly efficient, shooting 61 percent from the field and 49.5 percent from 3-point range. With these kinds of stats, one would think that improving on his game would be impossible, but individual statistics are not necessarily what the sophomore star is looking to improve on. “I want to get more of the team stuff done,” McDermott said. “I want to win the Missouri Valley regular season title as well as the tournament again, and to become a better leader. I just really want to be consistent and not really worry about my numbers but making an impact on program as a whole.” These are wise words from a player who just last season was on the verge of redshirting. It is a good thing his father, Creighton head coach Greg McDermott, decided against it. After averaging 14.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game last season as a freshman, Doug McDermott burst onto the national stage this year with his consistent play, and high scoring and rebounding numbers. Doug McDermott has been recognized for his jaw-dropping statistics and the awards continue to roll in. After earning first team All-Missouri Valley and Missouri Valley Player of the Year honors, Doug McDermott was named a first team All-American Monday by the United States Basketball Writers Association. He was joined on the first team by Anthony Davis of the University of Kentucky, Draymond Green of Michigan State University, Thomas Robinson of Kansas University and Jared Sullinger of Ohio State University. McDermott was also named a first team All-American by ESPN’s Jason King and a second team All-American by “The Sporting News” and CBSsports.com. Improving on this stellar season may seem impossible considering all the fortunes the team has had this year. But the Bluejays have at least one more game as they face Alabama in an NCAA tournament second round game on Friday. Many tournament experts are already looking past the first game, instead focusing on the possible third round matchup with North Carolina and McDermott’s former high school teammate, Harrison Barnes. McDermott is not one of those people. “It would be cool if I could meet up with Harrison in the third round,” McDermott said. “I doubt it’s happened a lot. But we have a tough matchup with a good Alabama team first.” That kind of attitude is part of what makes McDermott a special player. It is hard to believe a kid that was not even recruited by his own father out of high school is doing such special things for his dad and the team now, and Greg McDermott couldn’t be prouder. “To see all of his hard work culminate with this type of an honor is really hard to put into words how proud that Theresa, his mother, and I are of him,” Greg McDermott said. For a player that has stood up to all the challenges that he has faced during his basketball career, Friday is just another stepping stone on the path to greatness, and Doug McDermott is up for the task.


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