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FEB. 15, 2013


GARBOLOGY Trash-sorting event reveals wasteful habits By ASHLEY GILL

Guest Writer

On the way to dass last Friday, tudents and staff members got a whiff of something other than w inter air o n upper campus. Pacific Lutheran University's sustainability department g e the city garbage trucks the morning off. Membe rs of lhe departmenl set up a blue tarp layered with c untless trash bags in th e cuter of PLU's I{ed Square to be sorted f r its Garbology ev t. This is the first large-seal Garbology event ustainability has done. B fore, when only doing residence halls nd other buildings, the department found that around 80-90 percent of what W8!; g ing into the trash could have been recycled or composted. Student campaign coordinators fOT the sustainability departm t - junior Sara Patterson ASP LU ' s sustama.bility director, and Denlor Anna Pfohl, RHA's stainability director - came logether to plan the event. TW'e ty-f ur hours worth of tra h f rom all around campus was placed in Red Square and organized for eve ryo e to see. Th Garbol b'Yevenlkicked offRecycle-mani , a six-week mpetition among universities in Canada and the u.s to see who can reach the hl�h t \\. ste diver ion rates - compa ri ng how muc h people throw away to how much they arc recycling. Last ye ar, PLU place 15th in the competition with a 65-70 percent wa ste diversion rate. Th e goal for Lhis year is lo rea 80 percent diversion and rank Jrl the top five. Th night b fore the event, !>wdents from the suslainahility department scavenged 1m-o 19h every waste bin and dumpster accessible n

Lampu. "It was a lot of fun raiding all the trash cans

la t night," Pfohl said Volunteers and tudent employees .of lh sustamability dt:!partment spent over seven hour' sorting through peoples' half-eaten protem bars, frozen meal boxes and mountams of pap r tow el s that cou l d have been recycled or comp . ted r th r than p a ck ed with items mean t for the landfill. Prizes were awarded to students and staff members who dedicated I1ve, 10 or 15 minutes to helping sort the trash. Campus staff menlbers ranging from Campus Safety 0 Dining Services lent a band in trash sorting.




Students vote in unllnimou>< npprov 1 of�begefld.l.'l"·r'Iculrall.ol ing hill at Ul'"idence Hall Coun"jl on Thu:n;duy, l"rb. 7 III 7 p.m. in Ingram lOO.

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Students smiled as th y med out of Ingram 100 the evenin of Fe b. 7, because Residenc HalJ Congress voted in approval of t e new housing proposal. The proposal f r a new pil housing program included th ree main parts: mixedwings, g .ndergender neutral and ba th room s gender -neut ral room'. one opposed, and only a few students abstained from voting. The purpose of therneeting w " to dlscu '5 and ex pl a in the proposal, then end with a vote to as the motion. To

start the meeting off, RHA president Matt Pe ters and social justice director Pam Barker describ basics of the thre different parts

Mixed-g' der wings have rooms still based on gender, but the floors are nolo These wings will ha ve separate bathrooms [or boLh sexes,

RHA proposes these wings be placed in hail such as Fos s and PHueger beca use of the layout of the bUlldings. The s cond part is mixed -gender wings with a pjlot pr gram fOT gender-neutral bathrooms. These wings will be similar to the mixed­ gen der wings. The difference is there will onlv be one bathroom for everyone t share. RHA proposes




house these w ings.

third art of the pr posal is gender-n eutral rooms. In these wines a � student can ro m w i th anyone, but there is an application process. For these rooms, studenL,> will be asked to come in with r mmate in m· d. Following university policy, students still will not be able to room wilh someone they are in a romantic relationship with. Resident Assistants for all o f the propos d wings will be specifically chosen to help lead the pilot program and contribute to a safe mmmuruty. RA Kevin Long, who attended the meeting, said he is pushing to become

By ALISON HAYWOOD News Editor 12, 2012 was

a turning point in American-Middle Eastern relations. This date marks the murder of Chris Stevens, the

U.S. ambassador to Libya who waS killed when militants attacked

an RA for


Memorial lecture to honor fa Sept.


Middle East" Thursday, Feb.


21 at 10:30 a.m. in

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ended, presentation di cu ion erupted m Ingram 100. Hand s shot into the air to ask questions ab ut the ne w plan. Queslions ranged from clarification on specific points to hypoth tical situati ns that could arise and how Resi den tial Life



U.S. Foreign Service

ne of the newly

pr posed wings. "I want to be part of the step forward lhat Paci fic Lutheran University is taking," Lon g sald. "1 am in full support of what they

1991 and became the U.S. Ambassador to Libya in June 2012.

diplomat of duty at the time,

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Williams said Stevens' death showed that "the security and volatility

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PLU," Tamara Williams,

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Middle East."

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However, ycklemoe said changes will wait until he has a better understanding of the listener audience.

Erik Nycklemoe has been the new general manager of KPLU since Feb. 4, and although he has

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One of the main challenges Nycklemoe said he wants to undertake at KPLU is adapting to the volatile media environment.

"When Wi-Fi is available in

"I don't know this part of the country yet, and I'm just going to listen and get to know ... things

only been here for a short while, he already has big plans or PLU's public radio station. Nycklemoe, a Minnesota native, was hired for the position

alter working lor the president f American Public Radio (APR) as the Director of Network Initiatives. Nycklemoe said APR provided him with experience that will be "directly ...beneficial" to KPLD. "'This organization [KPLUj has been flat for a few years, and my first priority is going to be to

more receptive to giving money."

a lot better," NyckJemoe said. "In my first 100 days I want to meet 100 people."


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increase revenue." Nycklemoe said he has some ideas for future changes in KPLU,

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Concerning f unding, Nycklemoe stressed that the number one source of financial contribution is from listener support, which he plans to expand by connecting with listeners. "Once listeners recognize a program is important to them," Nycklemoe said, "they become

"In my first 100 days I want to meet 100 people." Erik Nycklemoe

KPLU General Manager

cars, you'll be able to stream anything," Nycklemoe said. "O ur advantage right now is we can broadcast directly to the car." Though Nycklemoe has not been general manager for long, he has already cut one program from KPLU called Record Bin Roulette. "It aired some material that was not public radio values," Nycklemoe said. "It was jarring," and "it's not on target for what we want the station to be."

Nycklemoe concluded by emphasizing how humbled he is to be working here at KPLD. "There are a handful of universities that operate public

radio stations well, and PLU has that jewel here," he said.

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would handle th m Long said "people br ught up interesting points as to why the motion might not work, but RHA had strong answers for all of lhelr questions." Qu shons and answers wenl on for roughJy half an hour with members of RHA, ASPLU an Residential Life clarifying area of c ncem. Ending with a passing vote, the next step was for ASPLU to vote on a similar resolution. At the ASPLU Senat meeting at 6:30 .m. n Tuesday in th lower level of the Anderson

senator University C en te r, voted in fav or of Resolution 10 gender-n utral housing With one vote opposed and one vote abstained. ASPlU and RHA worked to ge ther to sup po r t this proposal This has been an o ngoing topic for roughly three years, if n t longer, according to ASPLU President Ian Melz. Melz said a task force was formed with people fIom all different groups, and it is they who are "ultimately resp n ible for putting this through and putting in the extra work hours this and everything. They really took it upon themselves and did a phenomenal job."

NEWS 3 With both RHA and ASPLU passing the resolutions, the report created by the task fo tce with both supportive resolutions from ASPLU and RHA will move to A ministration and Residential ife. Diversity Director Karter said, "it i importan t t note that fue office of Residential life has acted as a key adviser throughout this p rocess, and fuey are in 5U port of our proposal." Metz said, "w feel confident that thi will go through." The full report created by the task for e is available nline for the PLU community to view.

"People brought up interesting points as to why the motion might not work, but RHA had strong answers for all of their questions." Kevin Long

What to do at PLU Ongoing "A Retrospective Exhibit." The Departmen l of Art and

Design displays



worth of professors' works. Daily - Feb. 7-March 5, 8 n.m.4 p.m. University Gallen} in Ingram.


"The Vagina Monologues." The Women' s Center puts on their annual perf rmance of the empowering and confrontational play by Eve Ensler. Feb. 15-16. AUC Chris Knutzen Hall. 7-9 p.m.

The Clay Crows and Grog Zoo. Two improv troupes combine for a night of improvised theater. Studio



RHA president Matt Peters

Theater. 8 p.m.


All Northwest A Capella Concert. Lagerquist Hall. 8 p.m.


Education "Finland's System and What We Can Learn From It." Lecture by director of academic advising Hal DeLaRosby. Scandinavian Cultural Center, 7 p.m.


Executive ilirector of He.. denlisl Life Tom Huebbeck addresses .rtudellt concerns over gcnder ­

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ongress Thursday,

LECTURE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Williams said she, U iversity

Pastor Nancy Connor and University President Thomas Krise wanted to do something in resp nse to Stevens' death, and they came up with that's ho fue idea of holding a memorial leet reo "Both Nancy and I agreed it would be a good idea to d something that was very connected to PlU's global education, that it would be a wonderful opportunity to lift up an individual who believed in the study of languages and deep knowledge about a place," Williams said. "In terms of global education it just made a lot of sense."

Feb. 7 at 7 l).m. ill Ingram 100.

Williams chose to wait until p r in g 10 plan the lecture in order 10 gi ve the famil y time to grieve and let the political scene die down. Stevens' family had already decided they wanted him to be remembered through the promotion of education about the Middle East, and were supportive

A gender-neutral bathroom in Hong International Hall. nong currently features mixed-gwldcr wings.

when Williams contacted them. Wnght said what happens' thelslamic world will be one of the most important issues affecting the lives of the generation currently in college, because that is the last region that has held out against the democratic tide. "How they make the transition

"Understanding what's happening is the first step in preventing tensions from becoming more wars." Robin Wright author, journalist


will affect everything from OUI personal security and national security to lh price of gasoline in our cars and the face of democ cy in other parts of the world. It will be very important in determining whether we do end up with a clash of civilization or a confluence of cultures," she said. The goal of this lecture is to teach people and students about the Middle East and what is really happening right now. ''I'm trying to explain in this lecture what I think Chris Stevens wanted people to know, which he no longer has a voice to explain," Wright said. "Understanding what's happening is the first step in preventing tensions from becoming more wars."

"Sex, Drugs, Alcohol & Everything in Between." Lecture by Julia Garcia. Olson Auditorium, 8 p.m.


Robin Wright will give the Chris Stevens Memorial Lecture

on Thursday

at 10:30 a.m. in Lagerquist Concert


Ash Wednesday chapel service marks start of the season of Lent F lUGIIT: Un.ivl!Tsit Pn..tor Nanc ' ClnnOr makc.� the sign of the cross o� lir�t-.VCAr Rnquci nodri�He7.·5 for head durin" the A.. b WednesdllY Chllpel ��il�' in Lagcrqui�I Hall. Fir.<t-yeD.r Kindrn Golan and Pret.ident KriRt" wait UII�ir Lumuduntl. RlGIIT: First-year Rnq�l!!llkldril{llez return to her scpt tUt�r the impuHIti.nnnf the (I,.bes. "Y l'ed refreshed; .he sllid. BEL()W� Sluticnl. 1U1Illil.culty line lip Iv. rct-eiv lh ro"� in .. sit on Ulelr lorehcads. sL Wct1l1t'�duy mark .. till· beginlling nfLcnl Ihe 4() day" nfpcnitl'D(' , and fu; ling I ·fnrc Elli'ler.



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LEFT: Students participale in the GarboLogy event 10 Red quare Feb. 8. ABOVE RIGIIT: JUllior KYle Monahan recycles 11 pIA,.1 ie lid that had been thrown illihe lrWl11lhe previOllH day. LOWER RIGIff: Rob Benton offacilities manugemcnt. helps sophomore Bry"c Wells d termine what is r �clable.



think a lot of them Is dentsl rea l l y been surprised by the

impact Uus has and how much they


that doesn t

are throwin� away


need to go there,"

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that ov er 30 percent what had been thrown away could have been put intocompost, while over a quarter of it could




ev en

and added to the mass amow1ts of garbage to be taken


to the dump. PLU's waste Il'avels

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taken to Graham where it is


as paper, plastic, cardboard



the ground. Materials

be recycled.

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that are pl ac ed in th e proper bins r ath er than the trash make a sh ort trip to LeMay where they are

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for the sustainability Miller said he feels

News briefs II



Feb. 12

Feb. 7

Union address

underwear thief

Obama gives State of the

Hong Iiall plagued by

President Obama gave his State of the Uni o n address Tuesday ev erung at 9 p.m. Ea tern \:un • He addressed controversial [$Sues, induding immigration, budget negotiations and climate cha nge, a populi s t stance and pushing for gr owth of the middle class. He called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 per hour and pr om i se d to bring 34, 000 troops horne from Afghanistan within the year. Parents of victims of gun violence were in atte nd ance, and Ob ama repeatedl emphasized the need for gun contra, t o prevent future tragedies. Source.: TIle New York Times



Prince s

and defendant Noura Bi t Ebrahim a l Kh alifa faces ch arg e of torture in court. The alleged crimes occurred -

when Bahrain's

own "Pearl Revolution" threatened th e

�cu.rity of al-Khalifa's family. A..I-Khallia w orks as a pollee offi e.r is common (or royal family members to



hold ordinary jobs in Bahrain - and is ac�d of personally torturing doctors. These doctors were arrested for aiding wounded protestors of the revolution. They wer th n tortured to fOTce a

confession of crimes. AI-Khallia first a p peared in court over

the o; umm r and has c ntinu ou sly denied the charges. However, she has made no public announcement concerning the

Source: Fox Ne-ws

ontact YOUT RA or Camp u s Safety.


List" charged

torturing doctors


immediately. If y o u have any information on this,

Eatonville teen with "Kill

Bahrain princess on trial for

during the Arab Spring

Several pairs of men's underwear, belts and ties h ave di ' appeared from th Hong Jaundry room an a various residents' rooms. Resident Director Nicole Sheer sent oul an e-mail Peb. 7 saying she would offer amnesty if the Items were rehiln d before last Monday at 5 p.m. As no one has stepped forward, ResLife is encouraging students to lock their doors and to return items they may have a c id e n ta l ly taken from c mmon roms

Feb. 13

Feb. 10


Garbology Results

Also sorting throug.'1 the mes sophomore

regar d 10

spreading awareness about what




of hoes, an entire cake, ilverware, fresh

th Tacoma

there is still a l ot of work that

ne e 5

where it is compacted and then

have been recycled. Two pairs

art were among

the things that had been tossed

Pi r ce C unty arg ed a 13-year-old b oy who created a "kill list" with four counts of felony harassment on M ond ay . The list featured five names of stndents who attended Eatonville Middle School with the teen. He ma de no secret of the list, lling students who angered him that he h ad added their names. Though he refused to give schooLoffi 'als the list, it was later found in a recy ling bi.n in the boy's math classr om. Though some students said they �member the tee laughing abo ut the list, others said he could be ery angry when threatening others. He did ha ve access to l ' s hunting�. his fami y Source: TIle News l'n.bllne

Brief compiied by AliSO/I HayTVood ami Kef ey Mej/qender


trash in the correct bins



daily basis, Miller s aid, "I think

there's a lso a lack of participation

in it j st because it's garbage and

people d on' t want

garbage." Futur

to mess

natiollwide competition this year,

Sustainability w il l be hos ting a waste-free

dinner and a movie to all students.

that will be open


ev ents

include the a week­ l ong event on camp us featuring a different c onte st every night Am ng the achvities, a Jeopardy table will be s t atio ned in the Anderson Univer, ity Center

Sustamability Olym pic ,


every evening and an event in the

Bike co- p will award a bicycle as


of th prizes. As a final event,



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Ch ir of the West travels to Canada Singers receive standing ovation on winter tour By CAMaLE ADAMS

AdE Writer

This past January, a group of very talented Choir of the West singers headed across the border into Canada. COW, PLU's premiere ensemble, took their winter tour north to Ballard and Bellingham, as well as Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. All of the singers participated in four hours of rehearsal Monday thr ugh Thursday during the intensive J-term course. Senior Kimberly Stone said, "we got to the point in rehearsal where we were so comfortable, we picked it apart, and went for perfection." The ensemble premiered three songs written specifically for Choir of the West by Dr. Brian Galante, senior Juhan Reisenthel and Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds. The tour's musical repertoire included music spanning various penods and styles, including Johannes Brahms, Francis Poulenc an even one piece enhanced by pitches played on wine glasses. The first two concerts, given at Our Redeemer's Lutheran and Our Savior's Lutheran churches, were highly populated with PLU alums, as well as local high school and university students. Choir of the West partiCipated in a "choir share" - when one choir visits another and they perform for each other - with

Western Washington University's Concert Choir and also performed for Squalicum High School's choir. Once across the border, the ensemble prepared to sing for our Canadian neighbors, but first, they indulged in some impromptu Adele during rehearsal at Ryerson United Church. Senior Stephanie Bivins said, "1 think we really needed to let loose." Following an evening concert and Sight-seeing in Vancouver, the choir took a ferry to Victoria. The singers' next concert took place at St. John the Divine Anglican Church, which Stone described as "the prettiest church I've seen in North America." Junior Mark Walsworth said, "that evening's concert was the most emotional for me."

"We got to the

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The choir's emotionally raw performance seemed to also resonate deeply with the audience, as they received a rousing, standing ovation. "What got me," Walsworth said, "was the SO-year-old man, who struggled so hard to pull himself up with the railing so he could stand and clap with everyone else." Throughout the tour, Choir of the West was periodically housed and fed by various church and community members. The choir performed "thank you" songs for their supporters, and members of PLUtonic even serenaded Charlie, the choir's bus driver. Before the ensemble turned homeward once again, the singers took part in a church service. "To have a collective spiritual


ortable, we

part and went for pert: ction."



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National ACDA PreVIew Concert March 12 at 7:30 a.m. Quist Episcopal Church

rehearsal where we were so

ACDA National Conference March 14-17 DaUasJ Texas






experience while singing was a really bonding moment for us," Bivins said. The choir performed Julian Reisenthel's original composition, because they said they felt it fit well with the message of the pastor's sermon. Choir of the West's winter tour culminated in a final homecoming concert in Lagerquist Concert Hall. Although a J-term tour requires intense, hard work, choir members said it was a fulfilling time of music and bonding. "We have so much privilege to be singing here at PLU," Stone said. "I love that we get to share it with others." Choir of the West's next challenge lies in keeping music fresh for their upcoming tour to Dallas this March.



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Ha 路ng made it through the year 2012, our nation has had plenty to celebrate. We survived the Mayan calendar, weathered


St on Sandy and zombies haven't overrun us. No one suspected that the only thing to not make it through the Mayan Apocalypse would be the 1\vinkie. Th sweet, sp ngy cream filled snack came to extinction ovember after Hostess last Bran s Incorporat d shut down all operations .. Thi deci sion too' place after

months of strikes on the part of unionized employees, finally resulting in the abject failure to achieve a n gation, leading to the do re of all of Hostess' 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, approximately 5,500 delivery routes, 570 bakery outlet stores and the loss of 18,500 jobs. Though some speculate on who should shoulder the blame for this fallout between the pastry giant and its employees, one thing is for certain: Twinkies as we know them have yet to be restocked nationwide. Having been deprived of such a national treasure, it should come as no surprise that Assistant Professor of ChemiStry, Justin Lytle, and lead baker of PLU

dining services, Erica Fickeisen, dedded to dedicate their latest lecture to Twinkies. They held the event to teach students about the

content of not only Twinkies, but all processed food. "We don't want to scare you from eating these things," Lytle said. "We just want you to consider what you're eating." Students, alumni and even a few proud in-laws gathered in Rieke 103 on Feb. 7, with a total of roughly 70 attendees. The audience could smell the thick, sugary, haze seeping enticingly from the front of the lecture hall. Needless to say, the free Twinkies Fickeisen made from scratch were an absolute hit. Lytle and Fickeisen's lecture contained far less fluff than the pastries they presented. Each Hostess-made golden torpedo contains 37 ingredients

- Fickei en's homemade version contained a mere 17. There was an abundance of lecture material as Lytle and Fickeisen described the processes involved in the creation of each piece of the Twinkie puzzle. Lytle used a slideshow presentation, as well as short videos, to explain the chemistry of the Twinkie. Each additive had its own spotlight, more often than not drawing surprise from the crowd. This surprise was then channeled

into the overarching theme of

investigating this generation's shift towards modified over

natural and synthetic over organic. "I always knew that processed foods generally had a lot of petroleum products and all sorts of things like that, and as a result I try to avoid those things," senior Demetri Sampas said. "I do find the processes that they use to make them very interesting, particularly the one for sorbic add. 1 had no idea what went into that." Others speculate on why these substances are so appealing. "Maybe one of our problems is that additives make things too delicious," Fickeisen said "Once you stop eating [foods with high amounts of additives] you realize that whole foods are far better."



Assistant Professor Justin Lytle and E rica Fickeisen ofPLU Dining Services

educated the audience about the ingredients in TWinkies and other foods during

their 1\vinkie-apocolypse talk on Feb. 7 in the Rieke Science C-cnter.

100 years of art by Keye s and Cox

Community gathers for reception, exhibit in ngram

ABOVE: Jessica ZilDJIleric's attention is captured by the new exhibit, A Retrospcetivc Exhibit: 100 Years of lhe Arl of eyes Slid ox, which opened Feb. 6. His style definitely struck .. chord of intrigue in Zimmerle's mind M she attcmpts to SUII rize his "odd-ball" style. TOP RlCIIT: Ted Fo sl.taug, a cl ass 01"'74 alumni and dasslll6te ofD vid Keyes, wQrkl one of Key , ' more mechanical pieces and shares II chuckle with first颅 year, Mich.o.eJ Traner. BOTT f liGHT: Joshua immons, a class 01"2000 alunmi, admires the uniqueness .1' Keyes's 路uipture. Photos by Beau Smith.






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TOP LEFT: Edinburgh, Scotland - ''A large print on a bu ilding of a hooded boy in black and white stares out from the inviling urban landscape of a Scottiďż˝

city. When I went to the United Kingdom to learn about its system of crime and punishment, I ended up with a greater understanding of how truely dynan and beautiful urban areas can be, especially when they are older than those in your own country:' Photo by Ben Quinn; TOP RIGHT: Jumeirah, Dubai ­

"Going to the Jumeirah Mosque was my first glimpse into the Muslim culture. I learned that their religion is not much different than Christianity. It was co

to learn about the similarities!" Photo by Makenzie Landis; MIDDLE LEFT: Shanghai, China - ''As Shanghai continues to grow and expand at an astronon rate, I know that when I eventually make my way back to Shanghai, this view will likely be very different. Even in a matter of a few years, the skyline of the

financial district of Shanghai will change and grow into something completely different from what I experienced during our short visit. Shanghai is truly at

international city, and a city that I fell in love with after only five days. The last day we were in the city, I decided to just walk around by myself and see as n

of Shanghai as I could, knowing that our departure was growing near. This was one of my favorite memories in China, walking along the Bund, taking pict

and talking with the people in their own language are things I will sorely miss until my next visit to China:' Photo by Evan Koepfler; MIDDLE RIGHT:

Washington, D.C. - Inauguration Day. Photo by Anna Sieber; BOTTOM: Athens, Greece - Group Photo at Panathenaic Stadium. Photo by Michael Clark.


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The Mooring Mast makeover moves forward By JESSICA TRONDSEN Editor-in -Chief


Thank you for reading this issue of The Mooring Mast. I'm pretty proud of it. A lot of hard work went into creating this edition, but then again, a lot of hard work goes into every edition. I'm always proud of that. But this week, the thing I'm most pleased by is the fact you're reading this article in print or online, because it means one thing: we're back. Several things happened over our J-term hiatus. W nderful things, really. F r starters, some hiring decisions were made. I am excited to announce that not only was I hired as Editor­ in-Chief for spring semester, but that other staff members were hired as well. Moving forward with a larger staff is cause for celebration, as it means we have mor pe p Ie to cover stories, share ideas and contrjbute to this weekly product. It's not too late for you to get involved though. Positions are still up on the Career Connections website, so be sure to fill out an application. I

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the whole st ry. M0st peop le, when hearing the words "feminist" or " fem inism " -- the F-words! - immerua tely think of the terms' nega ti e connotations. ASIde fro m the fact that bra burrting never actuall happened, it's unfair to lump all fe m i n is ts into one false :it ·reotype. Feminists lmc from all wa lk of Me - all cultural, ethnic and religious ba gr u nds and represen t all sha pes .1nd . izes, sexes, gend'rs, ages and bCJOO­ econo mic levels. ' [n f<lct, t bet you re a femtni5t. Yes, you. In the

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Fenlinist DI Ction;uy," feminism "is the radical n tion th a t rrll are people." This 1l1'everent yet truthful statemen t encompasses much of what fe minism is aimIng for. Women - llke men - are peop le, and de<eTVe ri gh ts as such. Some bnd it difficult to connect the dots be tw n their b Iiefs and feminism, however.

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feminist, but I thmk should be able to ote, receIVe equ al pay, should to file for d iv rce, should to w r outs ide the orne,





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One standard sholl d apply for all in combat roles

Veteran advocates for gender equality as women enter front line positions By BRIAN BRUNS Hundred of th usands fron t of line combat positions will soon be open to wom en.



of Defense Leon Panetta announced this new plan for lhe milit a ry in late January. Positions such a combat infantry, Army Ranger and Navy SEAL will be available. S upporters say women have been serving in front-line combat already and t hat it's another step toward gender equ ality. Critic a rgue that it would reduce the effectiven .ss of the military. Some cite an Israeli military report that said wowlded their male women caused counterparts t lose focus during battle. Some people say women simply aren' t strong en ugh to do those jobs.

The issues surroundin g this deba te are numerous, bu t the real que tion isn ' t whether or not women can do the job. There are certainly many women up to the task. The q uestion is how will their ability t perform be tested? There could be two d i fferent stand a rds for men and women/ or standardized ta sks for both sexes. Howev , if the military uses separate gender standards in these critical combat roles this policy chan ge will fail. any All wing person, regardless of gender, to serve in a job they are not qualified for will decrease the overal l readiness of the mili ry. r served in a forward comb a t support unit in Mosul, I raq with the U.S. Anny. I under tand how an elu si ve enemy can m udd le where the front lines of combat end and begin . We were all subject to the Women mortar were fire. assigned the same convoy and guard duties as the men. Men and women alike bled and died from a suicide b mber' <;

blast in a crowded cafeteria. I trusted every wo m an 1 served w i th as an effective and capable member of my unit. But my umt was not t asked wi th findi ng and killi ng an annet..i enemy. My unit was no t aSsigned to clean up improvised explosive device� or perform street pa trols on oot. While it is true that all American ervice-member face the possibility of death whether in combat or in training, it is not true that the front lines are everywhere. A little danger is always p art f the job. But these co mb at Jobs are different. Kicking in doo rs, zip-tying l.1spects, t ting artillery shells and engaging in close quarters comba t wi th the enemy are all part of a day' 5 work . That work requires you to trust that the person next to yo u is capable of doing the job. It is uncle ar how Ule military will as ess female candidates. Each branch o f the i l i tary has until 201 6 to decide how to im plemen t the chan ges.

"I tru ted every wom an I served with as an effective and capable member of my unit . ' An unnamed offiCial was quwd sa J 'n they are simply looking for the best candidates. Perh aps the military should consider how fir fighters assess their candidates. Firefighters in the United Stales use the Candidate Ph ysical iden tify Ability Test (CPAT) t qua l ified ca ndidate s regard I S5 of gender. It incl udes a timed set of standardized tasks. HaVlng long been in favor of equaliz'ng the right t die for your country, 1 would Tather see a stand ard set of tasks for both men and women . Of course there w ill be women as weU as men who can't p ass the test , bu t th e who do will trust that everyone serving with them wa held to the exa 'arne standard.

I know the military will get

this right . They d on' t really h ave a cho i.ce. It's also thei.r job to field the most combat ready force as p sible.

E ery branch of service would be bes t served by havin g each p son do ' 19 the job they are the best at. To do otherwjse would only weaken the force at a ti me when we need ur military to e stronger and more flexib le than ever.

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I had this grand concep tion of J- term a this magIcal time when Lutes go out into th world and get to geek out about a subject in its native environment It seemed like an op portuni ty unique to PLU, but I never imagined that I would be able to study away in my first year. Through a few twists of fate, I made it into a class s tud ying political science and philosophy, and headed to Washington D.C. We with representatives. Sat in on the House and Senate g alleries. Had meetings with lobbying organizations, think tanks and other entities that attemp t to influence the Saw democratic process. pr testers and citizens attending rallies. And went to the inauguTation of President Barack Obama. In doing so, we received a pretty comprehensive view of the state of democracy in America. While it was a thought I have been toying with for som time, I came away from this trip with one Big Idea stuck in my head : peo p l e know nolhing . Yes, that is a grand generalization, and yes, there are peop le out there who know Somefhi.·'lg, but there i a 0 a huge chunk of the population that knows Nothing and either Jacks the passion or the time to know more.

Yet. political engagement essential for the effective practice of a democrac'). I do not think that ne has to go to Washington D.C to see the neeessity for political engagement, but that depends on what you do. If you '0 to the 'lty a. a tourist, as I did at a much younger age, you are going lo see a lot of cool things like marble statues and dispJays of American exceptionalism. Unless you can sit down with a congressperson, aide or interest group and see the politics a the} happ en you are not gain to get the right kind f value out of the experience of seeing our nation's capital . The parts of my visit unique to D.C. - like bein g told about the investigation into drone targeting weeks before the story came 0 t - were not moments that can be guaranteed to every person who visits the capitaL To participate in a democracy, it is not necessary to visit the capital. Speaking to a representative or a representative's aide, more likely - can be done from the comfort of a computer. Washington D.C. is not thi s


"I c ame away from this �rip with one Big Idea stuck in my head: people know nothing."

paragon f democratic feeling There are a lot of important­ looking p pie bustling around. TIlere a re a lot of monuments and overly patriotic museums. It is an Incred ible place, but it does not leave one eeling overwhelmed by na tiona l pride in our dl'tnocracy . Let · s p u t it this way: the inauguration was a bit of a letd Wn It was clear the J-term trip had been timed because ot its o verlap WIth the inauguration, nd the though t or attending excited a lot of us m the weeks preceding the trip. But when the day finally came, all of our waiting - and then all of our watchin g - seemed to b in vain. It seemed silly to b e standing out there, watching on the creen as Obama wa s sworn in. We could have done the exact same thing fr m the comfort of the in doors. I did not feel like I experienced some grand democratic epiphany. There was, perhaps, one moment at the inauguration that I felt proud of my country. That was when Obama called for marriage equality because "if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one anotner must be equal as well." In my memory, that was the moment when the crowd cheered the loudest. In that moment, I thought perhaps the people do care, and perhaps there is some hope for the state of democracy in America. A/lIza Sieber is a first year social work and English double major with a possible a minor in pflilbsoplty, political scimce or some otirer subject. We?l see how it goes. She likes long walks 011 the beach, call dle­ lit dinllers ill residence halls alld elljoys summering all tile dark side of tire mooll (alas, 110 Trallsforntl!l's) Over J-term 51/£ found the tunnel to the bomb shelter rmder Red Sqllare ­ slte71 tell yOu atlollt it too, bitt an ly if you ask nicely.

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Upc ming Gam Feb. lfj us. Grorye FtJX., 8 [I. rn . Feb. 16 �W. uwis and Clatt; 8 p.rn..

Upcoming Games Feb. lS lis.. GeorgI! Fox, 6 p. rn . Jieb. 16 II�. Lewis and Clark, 6 p.m.

Upcoming Games Feb. 22 at. Corban, 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at LinfIEld, S p.m.

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Los�{43-87): Feb. 9 at Pac(frc T..osIJ(54-5,9). Feb. 8 ILt lVillom.ette

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Win(7-3): Feb. 10 at Whittier Wln(7-4): Feb. 9 at Redltmds

PLU throwers must rely on depth & Field ChampionshJps

By BRANDON ADAM Sports Writer

"It [injuries and illnesses] just means that other people have to step up and work harder to prevent inju ries and score m re Pacific Lutheran' season for the points du ring conference," sophomore throwing events in track and field is thrower Tevon Stephens, Brown said. looking up, despite a number of injuries As a first ye ar, Stephens-Brown broke the and sicknesses that have plagued the team. freshman r cord in sho t put with a distance With the March 1 season o pener j ust two just over 48 feet. He said he is looking to weeks away, the injuries and illnesses have qualify in the shot put as well as the d iscus hindered the players from performing weU and hammer throw in conference. in practice. Last year's champion of the hammer "We've had some significan t injuries . throw, junior thrower Kyle Peart is willing th past couple days," head throwing to take n a leadership role with Ransavage coach Dan Haakenson said , "There's a bun of people that are sick and haven' t gone, though he said it wi l l be dlfficult to adjust. been able to train rea well " "I'd win a meet, and he'd ,-.dn a meet," Senior thrower Ryan Ransavage sustained a broken leg during practice and Peart said. "He was definitely someone that everyone looked up to." underwent surgery I t is unlikely that he TIle roster is sti l l formidable without will return this season. Ransavage. Peart a1 0 scored high in the Ransavage excelled in tht! hammer throw last f;eason a!i a junior, throwing 1 79· hammer throw last seasOl'l. Peart beat Ran.·avage with a distance f 1 85-4 feet and 1 feet in the 2012 NCAA Div:ision ill Track p l ac e d fifth i n canf rene . Stephens-Brown was also able to place in the top 25 du ring the national 'It [ injurie and illnesses] j ust meet for shot put, h amm er and dISCUS. Other notable returning players Dleans that other people have f r this season on the worn n's si de are junior Samantha Pott (, who placed to step up and work harder to fourth in the discus throw, and senior prevent injuries and score mOTe Jorgina Moore, who placed ninth h the hammer throw. points during conference.' Coach Haakenson said his goals are clearly sta ted for conf ence and still has an optimistic view of the upcoming Tevon Stephens- Brown season. sopbomore Lhrower "We gatta do well at conference,"











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year the throwers produced 95 points. '1t [the poin ts] will be hard to get without Ryan, because he's a hig point producer," Haakenson said. Even with .Ransavage out f the pictu re, Haakenson is determined to keep the


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Twitter tells story of Seahawk's sad playoff los s By NATHAN SHOUP

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Sports Editor You can all stop sucking your thumbs in the fetal position now. After 77 days, Shoup Shots is back. Order is restored.

During a Mooring Mast break that lasted more than two months, a few

things happened in the sporting world. The men's and women's basketball teams played the majority of their 2012-13 seasons with the exception of two games each this weekend. Manti Te'o was dating a ghost. It appears Seattle is getting the Sonics back. On Tuesday, the Mariners made Felix Hernandez the highest paid pitcher in MLB history at $175 million over seven years.

And Mast Sports (@MastSports), finally got in touch with the Twitter world. But the dominant sports story in the region was the Seahawks. They were a mere 30 seconds from advancing to the NFC C "hampionship game.

Seahawks are hea rtbreakers

I have never loved something or som�ne, while also being thoroughly disgusted, as much as I simultaneously

adored and hat d the Seahawks on r

Jan. 13.

f the sports section finally establishing a Twi tter, it is only fitting I tell thi ' tory w· th the aid of the social media site - all tweets are from my personal aCCOW1t. Th week oi the Seahawk's NFC DiviSIOnal playoff game against Atlanta was a roller coaster. It was like sitting n

In hOi

the roller coaster and slowly clicking up the

initial incline, looking over the entire theme par , b f re Hying down the track. Professional sports analysts said the Seahawks were the most dangerous team in football. Seattle had won eight of its last nine contests including a 24-14 come­ from-behind victory in Washington D.C. the week before. The buzz the team had created was warranted.


7:2 p.m.: "Hawks jersey is on. Dependl1lg on how the game goes tom0ITO" It alLlId be on for a while too." I was not the only one wearing my

Seattle jersey on the eve of the game either. Making my way through campus that cold Saturday, I saw dozens of people in their

Seahawk blue, green and gray. You know that feeling when you are so excited for something you struggle to fall asleep? Apparently it can happen to a 21-year-old male when it comes to the NFL playoffs.


t 1 2:4() a.m.: "It legitimately feels . U E ve night when I was in grade school. I'm too excited for tomorrow. #GoH" kif'

Jan. like

With a 10 a.m. kickoff, Seahawks fans were forced to crawl out of bed early that Sunday J-term morning.

, 9J}2 a.m.: "Alright I'm up. llGoHawkS"

Jan. 1 day!

Okay, 9:02 a.m. is not that early. But ev rything is relative. For a Sunday

mOrning, it was early for me.

All excitem nl built for the game was sil ced early. The Seahawks sle pwa lked 20-0. through the first half and traile 1 watched the game in my off-campus residence with about 15 friends and we, like all Seattle fans, were shocked. There was hope, however. Seattle trailed


1 4-0 at halftime

before and won.

In the fall, TI,e Mooring Mast

selected seven athletic figures on the PLU campus to compete in

th first ev Mast Monday Night Football pick 'em. They were also referred as the Post Sunday

Soaety. The seven contestants picked the Monday Nigh! Football game every week and were ranked depending on how well

they picked th� game

. Al l iso n McDaniel was Ule champion wlth a re ord of 9-2.

ibis spring we are doing much f the ' arn e, but since fo lba l l season has clearly ended, Ule new participants wil l be se iectlIlg !;'pring athletic vents mo en by . the sports desk. Cames chosen will rang from PLU baseball games to NCAA Div. [ baskelball games. We ",,, i Il try tc pick the m sl highly­ anlidpat�d matchup of the given week. We b lslered the roster from seven to elghl participants this seme -ter in h pes f a creating a Jjtl:le more competition. The game elected this ..veek is the mt!n's basketball season finale Saturday nighl against Lewis and

furiously and took a 28-27 lead willi 31 seconds remaining. Seattle was going to the NFC Championship for the first time since the 2005 season, which ended with the Seahawks at the Super Bowl. Everything was going to be okay. My house and countless others within the region entered celebratory chaos. I ran down the street barefoot - yelling the entire way. I ran back into the house

to a scene that can only be described as a hugging dog-pile - with 31 seconds left. After

Lewis and Clark (14-9, is tied for the fourth and playoff spot in the NWC. Pioneers have everything to

PLU (7-16, 5-9) is in sixth place and playing for pride on senior night.

Our group this year is either really confident about the Lutes' chances Saturday night, or t)tey are a l l scared t o b e heckled for picking against the Lutes. Isaksen is caught in the middle a little bit

with this

pick as a

m ember of the · basketbalL leam, but thai comes with the terri t ry of joining t h e prestigious Mast spring sports ick 'em. A crea tive name will have to be crealed for this group as we l l. Wh has j eas?

Lewis and Clark Pioneers VS .

Pacific Lutheran Lutes



1 :58 p.",,, 'Tm not watching ESPN ecK. Tough end to a great season. 10 ks pt rnising. Hard to think about U t right now though."

talented rosters in the NFL, Seahaw s fans

are forced to wait until next season to watch their team make another playoff run. And while there is a lot to get excited about, the loss has not been forgotten.

Feb. 12.37 a.m . : "The closer we get to kickoff fior th Super Bowl] tomorrow, the morE 1 realize how upset I still am about the Ha 'ks' tos. to Atlanta."

I loved the Seahawks the day of their loss to Atlanta for the aggressive, physical and intimidating style of play. But I despised them for putting us through that. See you in September, Seahawks.

Hello, Twitter It






Birthday" a week late. You question why it took them so long, but at least they said it. After going far too long without a Twitter, the sports section (@MastSports) has finally entered the 21st century.

The purpose of the account is to provide live-game coverage while also offering insightful and witty analysis of PLU athletics throughout the week. We have experimented with creating hash tags for particular athletic events so all spectators can congregate with their in­ game commentary.

It is also a way to get input and advice from you, our readers. That being said, go ahead and check out the page. I f motivated, click the blue foll iW

button as w Il. I know more of you care about P U athletics than the 37 followers the page already has.

With one of the youngest and most

Kyle Peart

track thrower pick: PL.U record: 0-0

Melanie Schoepp

8-6) final The lose.


Jan. 13 for a , Future

game that you can't win a game in the

Clark in Olson Auditorium.


returned the ball to its own 28-yard line.

On its first play, Atlanta completed a pass to midfield with 19 seconds left. Everything was going to be okay. Atlanta then completed a 19-yard pass to a wide-open Tony Gonzalez to the Seattle 31-yard line with 13 seconds left. Using its last timeout after the play, the Falcons had to kick the 48-yard field goal. "This is a Ion;:; kick with unreal amounts of pressure," I told myseLf. Everything was going to be o kay. And for a second, everything was okay. The field-goal attempt missed wide right. Seattle had won. Unfortunately, Carroll called a t imeout a second before the play began. Atl anta was given another chance and drilled the field goal. The comeback attempt - done. The Seahawks' season done. Everything was not okay. Seattle lost the game in the first half, won it if) the fourth quarter, and then lost it again with 30 seconds left. One playoff loss is hard enough to grasp. Two is heart wrenching.

Carroll - Seattle's head coach - screamed in the locker room following the Redskins

Sports pick 'em Sports Editor

the week

Jan. b 1 2 l . m. : '''You can't win a game in t lw first q .. ter,' Pete Carroll. Hawks 100 Jlat carlvth ugh. Again."

The Mast Spring By NATHAN SHOUP

It's game

first quarter. He drove horne the idea that games are won in the fourth quarter. With that in mind, the Seahawks rallied

L.ute sports fanatic pick: PL.U record: 0-0

jacob Olsufka baseball player pick: PL.U record: 0-0

ilion Denlldel

cross counbry stud pick: PL.U record: 0-0

Peart participates in the shot put and hammer throw for the track and field team. At 6'6" he is easily the tallest contestant but size isn't going to predict games for him .

Schoepp is taking McDaniel's role as the Lute sports fanatic. She may also be known for her presence in the PLU weight room as a front desk worker.

Olsufka is the leadoff hitter and second baseman for the PLU baseball team. In six games this year he has already been hit by six pitches. Will the bruises distract him from a title push? DenAdel is easily PLUs best cross country runner. He was named to the all-region team in 201 1. I'm not sure if there is a correlation betwe n long distance running and pre . citing outcomes, but well see.

Dustin J../e gge tJWc 90lf h1 VP

No rea l need to explain wh t it means to be the NWC MVP. Nonetheless� he is g oo d at hitting a small ball a long ways . The focu r quir d for the port makes Hegge a contender.

J../aley J.!arshaw

Harshaw plays third base on the reigning national champion softball team. An announcer for the Softball World Series described Harshaw's de fe nsi ve pOSition aSI "the place ground

pick: PL.U record: 0-0

softball standout pick: PL.U record: 0-0

bal l go to dIe."

IIrvid Isaksen

Isaksen i a junior on the basketball team averaging j ust more than five point. per game. He kind of had to go v,rjth PLU this we k. Some serious question::; would be asked if he didn' t.

IIndre /ac uyan

You will probably meet some bigger wimmer in yOUI' life bU l the 5'5" (well he is lisled at 5'5") Tacuyan can move in the pool. A a first year, he fini hed eighth in the 400 Individual Med l ey

basketball player pick: PL.U record: 0-0 swimminfj torpedo pick: PL.U record: 0-0


the NWC Meet.

FEB. 15, 2013



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for the record books

Sw.i mming team sets 21 records at NWC Championships


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New PLU swimming record holders : Men CHASI� III�SFORD, 'ffl£R MEADE, .JOSEPH l'AIIKEII AND BRIAN

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FEB. 15, 2013

Bas eba 1 tea pens sea on 4 - 2 By NATHAN SHOUP

Sports Editor






cancer. The Lutes only have two seniors . It is the first season on the new FieldTurf that was put in this summ er. There are plenty of storyline, in pl a ce for the 2013


Pacific L u t he a n b aseball team, bu t none may be more sigruficant than the fact that the eason has


The Lutes played six games seven days s pann i n g from 1a t Monday to last Sunday. PLU sits


at 4-2.

Concordia (Ore.) made the trip to Parkland last Mond a y for the Lutes' sea on-opening double header. Beatty slarted game one. I t was his first time in a PLU uniform since being diagnosed with testicular cancer last winter. His offense was good enough behind him to down the Cavaljers 4-0. Beatty picked up the win fhr wing two scoreless innings. The second game was all Concordia. FLU managed four hi ts and feU 1 -4 . Alter a day off, the Lutes flew to Phoenix to play in the Arizona Desert Classic. CAA Div. ill schools from the Northwest

Conference, Southern California

Athletic Conference and American Southwest Conference compete in the preseason tournament. The trip started roughly for the Lutes who fell 1-18 to Hardin­ Simmons, a school from Texas. It was the lone blemish on the trip. PLU won the next three games. Beatty, a senior with junior eligibility, was dominant against No. 16 Concord ia-Texas on Friday, striking out 1 2 in eight scoreless inrungs. The Lutes won 3-0_ juniors Saturday, On

Dominick Comcy and Alec Beal both chi pp d in three hits in a 7-4 victory over Red lands. Trevor Lubking picked up his first win allowing three runs over six innings. The fo l l wing d ay, the Lutes

scored three nrns in the bottom of the e ighth inn i ng to put away Whittier 7-3. Sophomo re closer Chris Bishop collected two saves during the trip. The L tes have tbi w ken off before playing the NWC- CC (Cascade Collegiate Conference) Challenge next weekend in

McMmviJle, Ore.

Editor's note: , Nalhan is a member of th bllseball team.


TOP: Ikntty delivers !l pitch in t J1C early going of the Lules' season-opening 4-0

vich-.ry 0\1 oUc()rUw ( '. last Monday n rr .. " . new liY nthetic plajing surfilCe. MIDDL"E LEFT: Finlt -year t hird Uasemlll i Drew Dord safely sl ides into Lome during the Sl:'UlOn-opencr. ord iI me ol'tW() player· who hll\e start<-oQ every gallic. MIDDLE RJGITr: Soph more J�ilcller l'tc\'or I .uhking ild,,·s l o an aUempling C(JI1(."om ill hunter dnring ll! first game f the � nson. Lubking threw �" ·coorde. s inninl(!!, 'lowing 0 ly one hiL while Nt riking oul five. BOTT OM: Jm lior short!<top '-lick FlaU lhrows 10 finsl ha., llt'hll1d nrd, wh\) wo..� Ilnnbll' 10 c u I the ball If befoN� it gol to Hall durinJ.t the Lutes 4-0 vict.ory. " holos hy Hea t h.... Perry.


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Se . or pitcher Max Beatty was named NWC Pitcher f the Week last week, going 2 - 0 over 10 scoreless innings.

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Junior women's basketball player Samantha PoLter is 59 point shy of 1,000 for her career. The Lutes have two game remaining this season.


WIlY 15 the M�siah perfumed? Why Is God hid There's a blesslni for musk?


Men 's ba ketball players Cameron Schillin g and Andrew Earne t eaeh surpas ed 1,000 career points . Both are emors.

Holy PerfUme and Fruictional ofAncientJUILUUOl�


Matl Sellman, PLU' head swimming coach, wa n amed Lhe NWC Women s Coach of the Year.


Franlrincense: Th

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"'Don't see it once. see it twice"



A capella groups make it to semi-finals of contest

Softball team prepares to defe d its national title







FEll. 22 2013

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VOLUME 89 NO. 12


Speaker shares story, challenges students By VALERY JORG ENSEN Gu.est Writer

'luestions if it was true to them. Questions ranged from a

empty eat to be found in Olson Auditorium for the Sex, Drugs and Alcohol talk. On Tuesday evening, guest speaker Julia Garcia sp oke to studenls about her experiences with all of the above in college and expl a ined how to keep tru to yourself. "TRU: TIle Real U" was Garcia's main motto and the heart of her presentation. After di scuss ing certain topics, sh wo ul d end by holding up a "T" wHh her hands, and the crowd wo ul d say " t rue." Garcia opened her presentation wi th a poem ab ut herself: "T am an alcoholic " Written and performed by Garcia, it recounted past even ts from when she was an alc:oh 1i in c l iege. After the poem, she e pl amed that in college you either l se y urself r you find yourself. She lost There wasn' t an


Garcia kept the audien ce engaged with activities, one o f w ich requ ired the audience to stand in response Lo certain




News Wnter

Finland surprised e world by ranking No.1 out of about 80

countries for the hi ghest scores

on a standardized test evaluating education systems in 2000. TIle United States has ranked consistently between 1 5 and 25 in the pa l evercll yea rs. Students had the pp rttinily to learn about the uccesses of Finland's education system Tuesday evening w hen Pacific Director Lutheoran University' r A cademic Advising HaJ

OeLaRosby gave a lecture on Ule

Finlimd's education system in Scandinavian Cultural Center.

During the ledure, DeLaRosby pointed out wha t sets Finnish






"who feels one wh has

alone?" " who knows sam tried 10 ommit uidde?" and "who has gotten behi nd the wheel after nnkin g " This exercise demonstrated eopl are not alone, and that many college students go th ro u gh the same things. AnoUler activi ty allowed students to text in answers to questions anonymously. Illese questi ns were similar, SUdl as, "when you go oul at night, how m any

drinks do you typica lly h a ve ?" Studen ts resp onded to the qu es t ions, and thei r answers a ppeared on the screen. This allowed for the audience to see where the maj rity st d rela ted to certain t pies. The presentation topics range from drinking and d ru gs Lo rape and abuse. Garcia shared several statistics about sexua l a 'aul t, incl ud ing: two in th ree sexual assau1ts are c mmitted by someone th vic tim knew. Eiliy-ninety percent of


Guest �[1(!ake J ulia Garcid shares a yord w ith :oph copy of her book "Somewh<?re in Between."

ec et of

e students apart from those in oth er countries. "TIle Finnish are very trusting peo Ie," DeLaR sby said. "Their natural resou rce is their p eopl e . " Th program to �come a teacher includes b th a three-year Bachelor of Arts degree and a two­ year Masters Dt!gree. Al l I \leIs of teacher , including primary school teachers, are required to have a Masters. OnJy 1U percent of those who a pply to become a teacher at th univet'lity level are se lected for the degree.


said that even though teacl'teCS are pai l ess I Finland than they are in the United States, teaching )s a " highly desirable role in comparison to " doctors an lawye rs.

The education system is also much different than the United States. DeLaRosby said there are no school achievement exams, no inspections and no p robahon times for t achers. Students don't start ed ucati on un til they are


seven­ ven thou gh thal is a years- Id. later age than the U.S., DeLaRosby

said Finnish students are scoring

higher on exams. School days for K-1 2 are shoTte.r, consist of more





giving he r



lan 's success

breaks, in clude

free hot lunch and have no homework.

Students are enrolled in basic education liltil age 16 and then

have a choice between two high schools: vocational high school or genera l h igh school. Vocational high Scllool specializes in stud ents fOCUSing on their career who want p rior to hands-on experien entering the job market. General high school p repa res student to move on to a un ive nty, like PL U, after graduation .

"Their [Finland's] na ural resource people."

H i lla ry Frett a ft



al DeLaRosby

Director of Academic Advising

Students can transi tion between the two at any time, DeLaRosby

said. He also said that although school in general "tarts at a later age than in the U.S., foreign language education starts earlier.

When Finnish stud ents begin ey are intr ueed tu EngJi h and taught it through ou t their baSIC educahon years until age 16. Once they are in high scho I, a Scandi n a vi an language is added . Most studen ts choo e Swedish or

their ba ic educatio ,

Danish. JWlior Tommy flana gan, who spent spnng semester 2012 in FINLAND


Gender- neutral housing at PLU an ongoing conversation By A H LEY GILL Guest Writ er

This time next year, residential wings on campus might not be s �ted by gender any longer.

With the exception f Hong and South hall ', every residential wing on campus is divided by ge der. The long process f gemler­ neutraJ hou ing in Pa ci fic Lutheran Univer ' ty's res i dence halls is on the fast track. The du ring

starte conversation e 2010-201 1 school year.

RHA and ASPLU mtroduced the first piece of fficial legislatio in March 2011 . BOUl organizations w rked on a proposal, and

ASPLU President Al xis Ballinger and Dive rsi ty Direcor Angit! Hambrick were responSible for

m st of the conversation. But the idea of gender-neutral hou sing soon faded into the bac kground . "It was a bit inflammatory," ASPLU President Ian Melz said. "It 1 ad to be put on the back

burner until it cooled do wn a bil."

Mel2, along with ASPL 's DivE' sity Director Karter Bo her, look the ini 'ative this school vear and once they prioritized it �s a primary go al tl',e wheels s tarted



"In lhree years," MeJz said, "if that input [aga inst gendl?T�ncutral housing] ha n ot been share I Lhen at this point we need to move

forward ." Bo her

took the lea d, and ASPLU pr sented a resolution in December 201 2. A gend er­ neutral

h using


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nsible for prOVid ing

recommendations and being the driving force for the continuation and p roductivity of this top ic. "We would nol h ave bee able to do this," 800h r said, "without th e h lp of those professional staff members who put in t ime and

effort outside of their no rmal job description to make sure that thir; was the best policy proposal we



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There are no private schools, there are no standardized tests and


Finland, also spoke d uring Ule Lecture regarding his experience in the country . He e -plained that once students get i n to a u11iversity, it is completely free . " tu dents will often spend several years [in college] because they call have an extra j b, take some time off and come back," Flanagan said. "It's not a

race to get d ane in four years before your scho larships e pire." DeLaRosby then spoke about what the United States can Jearn from Finland.

DeLaRosby repeatedly emphasized equity in the Finnish I>,),stem. "The Fin nish challenge and support their students. II's aU about learning together, " OeLaRosby said. Students at the lecture of expressed a pp rova l Fi nland 's education system. Firs t·year Lian Pau ly said she was impressed by FinJand's system . "I lIke the way they don't rush y u to do something.

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FEB. 22, 2013 H OUSING CONTINUED FROM PAGE I could put f rward ." The task force and Residentia l Life spent january 2013 working togeth r, looking at the best prac . ces acr ss t:\:le nation and applying them to PLU's specific conditions. Residence Hall Congress, RHA and ASPLU have all approved the resolution for gender-neutral housing. It still needs to be approved by Vice President of Student Life Laura Majovski, among others. The Board of Regents does not need to approve the resolution,





women are lour times more likely

to be sexually assaulted. One of Garcia's final points was alcohol is a primary factor in rape cases. Garcia shared her account of being taken advantage of and emphasized the need for clear consent. Sophomore Katie Patton said she was "surprised" by the statistics on sexual assault, but thinks "it is important for college students to be aware of." Alcohol was in most areas of discussion. One question Garcia highlighted was, "when does use become abuse?" She said some key questions to ask when conSidering this are "what is your intention?" "What is your motivation?" "What benefits will you get?" "What do you want to be really good at?" The "abuse to use" section hit home with athletes. Softball player senior Kaaren Hatlen,

lthough they are constantly being updated on its progress. Resi dential Life had ale ady

made ch nges in th housing questionnaire for the 2012-20 1 3 school year b y adding questions in efforts to provide options for safer, more comfortable housing for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) students. As of this school year, upperclassmen to live in

are permitted gender-neutral

apartments in South Hall. or Many underclassmen upperclassmen unable to afford accommodations in South that would be more comfortable living in a gender-neutral





helpful, especialIy to go through it as a team. Hatlen said Garcia presenting as a former student athlete "made it applicable." Student athletes were required to attend the event. Garcia explained that you can't have both: you can't be a really good athlete and a really good partier, you have to choose. This idea is equivalent with academics


situation are unable to do so. "Students who want to live in a


process. Students can also apply to live in a gender-neutral room


within the mixed wing in which

or even just in miXed wing, shou ld ot have to pay mOTe

they will have a member of the opposite sex as a roommate . The regulations preventing any romantic affiliations between

or ev n leave the traditional residence hall housing if they do not want to," Booher said. Gender-neutral housing will be accessible to all students if it passes this spring. It will include better access to more equitable housing and safer, more affirming housing. LGBTQ students were the spark behind it, but all students can apply to live there. Students wiII not be placed in a mixed wing by random because there is an application

roommates are still in place and will not change. Unless married, relationships will not be allowed to room together. Hong

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help help the world. . MA in J.lI.anagentent

Green Dot Bystander Skills Training, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Morken 103. A workshop to teach students how to act in high-risk situations to help make PLV a safer place.


presentation. Garcia said no one can tell you that something is impossible, and to instead

a lot as an RA."


something bad happens. She advised you let it "drive you" to be the best you can be. This led into the "impossible versus I'm possible" part of the

these are the two options when


year Micah Baits said, "Having gender diversity can be a great experience, especially when it comes to living communities." Hong Hall is the only residence hall on campus with mixed­ gender wings.

Another key idea was "destroy you or drive you." Garcia said



those in romantic or intimate

respond with "I'm possible." following the Feedback presentation was predominantly positive. Sophomore Taylor Christensen said, "I really enjoyed Julia's presentation. I thought it was relatable in a lot of ways, and although the target audience was athletes, I felt as though I learned

and partying, where students will need to choose which one means more to them.

What to do at PLU

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Holy Perfume and Functio.


Why is the Messfah perfumed? Why is God hidden in a cloud ot incense?There's a bleSsing for musk?

Throughout ancient Jewish literature, we find desq/pfl()�of fragrance as key metaphal'5 for rig the

5. and holiness; and in the archa

I! of peritlme and incense tn order co obta S91� and scents, the divine and the


gieal and historical record, we find

ldt •

n U$ on an el(ot!c JOur-

. Deborah Green is the Greenberg Associate Pro­

fessor of H�w language and Uterature, and

Director 0' the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in

Judaic Studi� at he UnI\IefSftV of Otegon.


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CALL ME ' S O ST ' Reflections from behind the microphone By KELSEY MEJLAENDER

COPlJ Editor There exists a fine but much lauded line that separates the public and those the public listens to. In our microcosm of Pacific Lutheran University, one such area is LASR - Lute Air Student Radio. Every Friday night, I tune into "Call Me Ishmael" on LASR, one of 19 student-run PLU radio shows. The DJs of "Call Me Ishmael" play a variety of music, including international bands, and give listeners the message to

"live your life." I listen with a sense of wonder, because a friend of mine sophomore Richard Olson - co­ hosts this radio show, and I know I'm not the only one listening. Last Friday night, I had the opportunity to do more than just listen, however. Richard's partner on "Call Me Ishmael," sophomore Katie Ayres, had a family trip to attend. So Richard invited sophomore KeUi Blechschmidt and myself to join him as special guests. We were able to pick out songs we wanted other Lutes to hear and come up with topics for discussion. I felt like Dorothy in

Oz, peering around the curtain to see how everything really works. LASR, located on the ground floor of the Anderson University Center, has a small front room and then a larger back room where the actual shows are recorded and broadcast. When a live show is not broadcasting, recordings of previous shows are playing, so students can always tune m. To listen to LASR, anyone can go to http://www.plu.edullasr/ and select the "Oick Here to Listen" button in the upper right corner to run the station through iTunes. Students on campus can also go to TV channel 28 to hear the station. Tonight, however, I wouldn't be listening to the show on my laptop, but actually participating. It was with great excitement that I, decked out with massive earphones, sat on a wooden stool in front of an intimidating black microphone waiting for 7 p.m. The first thing I learned is that bad luck is even more commonplace behind the scenes. Technical difficulties plagu d the start of the show, as severa l pieces of equipment decided they'd rather not work that night. only First, .Richard's microphone orked, 0 Kelli and I could only be heard faintly in the background through his.

New film about prescription abuse brings suspense, social critique By CAMILLE ADAMS AdE Writer

Th e much-hyped movie "Side Effects," by director Steven Soderbergh, is a thriller of hitchcock proportions. The film is rumored to be Soderbergh's final project as a director, and it would be a fine film for the Oscar-winning director to retire on. The film focuses on a married couple played by Channing Tatum and Mara Rooney. Rooney masterfully portrays Emily Taylor, a haggard young wife struggling to cope with the fall-out caused by her husband's arrest for insider trading. As Emily faces her husband's release from jail and his re-introduction to her life, she relapses into depression, anxiety and suicidal tendencies. With minimal dialogue to assist her in expressing Emily's inner battles, Rooney's disturbed, vacant expressions, mannerisms and distant tone all skillfully paint the picture of a deeply troubled individual. Emily and many of her friends, and seek confidants co-workers pharmaceutical help for their life struggles. Characters in this film pop pills without hesitation: pills for interview , pills for sleep and pills for depression. While the beginning of the film carefully emphasizes - without condoning - this pharmaceutical culture, the entire system comes under intense scrutiny after Emily commits a horrendous act, supposedly under the influence of a trial drug. Sudd nly, lawyers, doctors and the media are all out to condemn one man - Emily's doctor. p�rtrays this young Jude La w profeSsional, seeking justice for himself and his patient as his entire world falls apart. Law artful! y engages the audience's sympa thies, as throughout the film, his character continue" to believe that right

outweigh wrong. The first half of the film lags before leading up to the major conflict that initiat s a chain reaction of confusion and intrigue. All characters are believable and sympathetic, with the exception of Dr. Victoria Siebert, portrayed by Catherine Zeta-Jones. Dr. Siebert's murky role throughout the film is the least compelling element of the mystery and also the most nonsensical in the conclusion. The film contains many unexpected twists, but Soderbergh carefully leads the audience to the necessary conclusions. While it maintains an element of social commentary on the U.s. systems of law and medicine, the movie's focus switches to an intriguing mystery near the end. Simultaneously suspenseful, surprising and compelling, "Side Effects" makes you care deeply for the protagonist, but then spend 30 minutes wondering who is truly in the right. Through tinny string music and unusual camera angles, in.cluding some throwbacks to Hitchcock masterpieces, Soderbergh creates the atmosphere of a true thriller. Oftentimes camera shots focus on individuals outside of the main conversation, or who are in another room, while playing the voice-overs of other characters. This method allows the audience to observe the usually hidden expressions and feelings of characters throughout the film, adding to the uncertainty surrounding their mental states. "Side Effects" questions our over­ medicated and over-diagnosed culture, without condemning anti-depressants or the doctors who prescribe them. The film leaves audiences satisfied with a well-constructed end but also contemplating larger issues. "Sid e can

Effects" is a must-see and a fitting Soderbergh's directing career.

end to

I felt like Dorothy in Oz, peering around the curtain to see how everything really works.

Then the sound of our show was unreliable, occasionally not allowing us to hear ourselves through our headphones. By the end though, Richard had ironed out most of the technical glitches, and we were able to focus more on what we said. We spoke about love in honor of Valentine's Day, discussing possible results for a test called "The Five Love Languages," which Richard posted on the "Call Me Ishmael" Facebook page. This was another thing I lea rned about being on a modem day radio show - soci al media matters . Instead of just descrtbing the test, or directing listeners to find it for themselves, we merely had to post it on Fac book. It's also a place listeners can

post their thoughts, which let us know what people thought of what we were saying while we were saying it. Most of the others shows and LASR itself have Facebook pages for listeners to post comments on, ensuring easy communication. At one point during the show, I mentioned a friend of mine, senior Caitlen Kay, because she helped influence my song selection. In response, she posted on the "Call Me r hmael" Facebo k page: "so that shout out just made my life. This radio stati n is fficially my new favorite addiction. Thanks guys! " If you're interested in starting your own show, got to http:// www r! and select the "Want to be a Student DJ7" link to find an a pplication.

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PLUtonic and ERrnonic set to sing at sem e fina s By RACHEL BEL AdE Writer F r mo t people, the a ca ppe lla singing world of hit movies l i ke "Pitdl Perfect" and televi si on shows l ike "Glee" is nothing bu t a good tory. F r the members of Pacific Lutheran University's a cappella group HERm nic and PLUtonic, however, that worl d IS

a reality. PLUtonic took home the top prize fcom this month's regional Interna tional U1ampionship of

Col legia te A Cappella (feCA)

competition, and HERmonic p lace d second. Both groups wil l

advance to the semifinal competition in Los Angeles this April. " l t was pretty crazy," PLUtonic pre ident, senior fohn Marzano, said. "We knew we did really well as soon as we wa l ked off the stage, but knowing that the j udges saw it was great." e p resi dent f HERmonic, semor Manna Pitas l, had a simllar reaction. "We teel so bl essed that we placed. A ll the girls jus t kind of came together an d ste pped it u p for the c mpetition," Pitassi said. "We were 50 happy to have the guys the re with u , our b rothers in PL U t onic. U was so amazing to see them Wtn, to shaLe that." PLU swept the competition,



gra bbing not only first and second place, but two of lh ree i nd ivi dua l

awards as weU. Sophomor� Sascha Ju l i an won Outs tanding Soloist for her two 13eyonce songs, "Independent Woman" and "Love On Top," and enior Julian ReisentheJ won Best Arrangemen t far his arrangement of "Some Nights/, "We A re Young" and

"Beautiful." "The award

doesn't mean a much to me as HERmonic ad v a ncing to the sec nd round," Jul i a n said. '1t ....,1 a great individual achievement, but I'm more xcited 'or what we can accomplic;h in LA.·' Both groups are a l ready the co mp�tition loo kin g ahead in Los A n gel es. ''I' m e rv ou s and prepared," HERmonic mem ber, firs t-year Megan Zink said. ''I'm definitely n l"VOUS, b u t i t's good. Nervousness makes you more prepared, and it makes you do a lot better on stage." ex p ressed PLU toni c confidence as well. ''1' m ure we're going to pr ctice like, every day leading up to it," PLU tonic member , senior Dan iel Frerichs, said. "Just keep running our set until we get so comfortable with it that it doesn't matter that we're in front of an a udience or j udges, bec ause it's just us doing our th in g ."

Even through the excitement and nerve , both groups are aw are of what theIr winning streak and the potential to m o ve on in the competition mean for PLU. "No ma tter how big or small, J think it's a big thing to be a pa rt of PLU's success and repr enl them in a big way," HERm nie vice president, .sen io r Hannah

Voss, said. "It j ust shows that PLLI is awesome and HERmoinc and P L U tonic aL really ready to _h w ourselves and whal we can do." However, the group s said the biggest thing to come out of th e rom petition was the fee ling of com mWlity and be lon ging that members fell. Before HERmonic went on stage, they had a "little circle time" du ring wa rm up . "We had a moment to edify each other with words of ncouragement that were r ally awesome, " Voss said. "I think that was the point during the day w here there was an extra closeness." TIle ICCA West Region semifinals will take place at the University of Southern Califomja on A pril 6 at 7 p.m.

matter how big or small I think it's a big thing t

e a part


LU's s uccess ."

Hannah Voss Senior, HERmonic Vice President



HERmonie rehearses in the Mary Baker Russell Music Center after pI cing

second in the International Championship of Collegiat.e A Cappella. Dot.h PLUtorue lind HERmonie are aovan<'ing to semifinals in California this April.

A night at The Oscars The nominees least likely to go home empty-handed By RACHEL DIEBEL

A�E Writer

Every yeaL, pretty people in fancy dres:es and luxes gather together 'n a mystical land called Hollywood and receive s h iny golden awards. E eryone agrees that the Oscus are voted on primanly by old white men and don't necessarily represent the best movies of the yeaL, but we keep watching them anyway. We can't get eno ugh of the spLendor of thi swanky even t, Lhe enjoymenL of seeing what the crazy celebrities will say next or the fun of trying to predict who will win. This year, there is the usual mix f some a tegorles that are considered " l ocked " and some that will be up in the air until the m ment the envelope is opened 0 stage. Best Actress falls into the "locked" category. Jennifer "I C an Do No Wrong" Lawrence has won the category in every major award show so far and will

li kely clinch it aga in come the big n igh t . She portrays Tiffany, a widow wi th a lot to say m Si l er "

Linings Playbook :' Qu enzhane Wallis won't be

winning for her role in "Beasts of the Southern Wild" this year, but �he set a record as the y ungest actress ever to have been nominated in the category. Anne Hathaway, nominated

for Pier role in ilLes Miserables," is a probable winner in the Be l Su pporting Actre · s ca tegory. Hopefully "Les Mis" Will win for makeup and hairstyling too, Hathaway's considering hat stylist ha d to dress i n drag l appear On camera In order to shave her head in real ti me. Less certain are the male equiva lent awards for Best Act rr. an d Best Sup porting Actor. Daniel Da y Lewis and Hugh Jackman took home the prizes at the Golden Globes for "Lincoln" and "Les Miserables" respectively, where dramas and musicals are judged separately, so it's a good bet that one of them will win at the Oscars as well. Day Lewis has received the Oscar love previously, winning twice in the past, most recently for

"TIlere Will Be Blood." Jackman,

however, is a first-time nomi nee, which could w rk in his favor. The other nominees including Bradley Cooper, Joaquin Phoen' and Denzel Was hin gton - have 't received

much buzz and will likely come home empty handed While the award for Be t Picture isn't exa ctly lock,

will sink back into obscurity a s soon as they have their statuettes - name one past winner for best documentary shott for example. Howe er, The Oscars continue to provide generations of p ople with an escape in to the glamorous fantasyland of Holly w od.


"Argo" has been rece i v in g a 1at

push, win n ing several aWaLds and howcasin g Ben Affleck's d i rectori al skins enough to wiJ him a Go l d en Globe. Ironically,



even gel n minated (or the Best Director category at the OscaTs, m aking him ne of the most talked-about snubs at this year's aw ards . "Argo's" late success, combin d wiLh Affleck's Golden Globe, will probably give the film the boost it needs to win Best Picture. "Lincoln" is a close rulmer­ up. Academy voters tend to love historical dramas, and Lincoln has been getting mostly positive hype. The awards ultimately don't matter and some of the winners

The Oscars aLr on Feb. 24 at 4 p. m. PST n ABC.





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TOP MIDDLE : Pope Benedict XVI announces his llllpencting resignation, continues hi'> farewe U


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weekend. A lent city is bullt on th e disabled ship- for people to use to escape the lower deck stench. (AP Photo/Don H ggatt)

MIDDLE LEFT: New Secretary of State JI)hn

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of state in a

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Stereotyping is an inevitable practice for all By KELSE

MEJLAENDER 'opy !'ditor

In a COW1!Ty u f fo c a l e d by political co r r ec t n e s s and e '«erne li e n s } l i v j t y very tud enl

costs. VVhile the advi e is not ut of place, it can suffer yom what he wry definition of a tereotyp !IDbodies oVersimplific.:ati n The heer number of stereotypes guarantees that no matter ho .., you try and charactenze someone a' a uniqu indivi d ua l , that person will fil in with at least part Qf a standard image. All st:ere typ s have a sou rce, though only sonte find thaI origin lfl an honest case. It migh t hav b�n born of an example that i I mply the easiest to s e when ne d oesn' t try nd lCamine 10 deepl - like th idea J sian American kids have trict paTents. It might be a complete [abricalion to valI date evil -- like U1C illusion

ot the angry, sexually depraved black man, wluch partially owes its creation in America to tho e who struggle to explain the existence of relationship between black men and whIte women. Stereotype' are for the first impressi n. They are how W{' organize pt-'Ople in our heads and sort III m as we, for some reason, feel lhl need t do. Once you come to kno per ' n, _tereotypt! rarely ha e anr furLher -practlcal appl icati n. Until that pol l It howt!ver, ler�lvpe fll) Jri h. diver.e nd c).trtmely V'cmed popula!lOn ne.:e :>Ilat a id TelnS ot , hl(h, rut and p.stt!d ter'at · together, (orm R collective patchwork f human i ty. Even people who nd d·fv norm!> have their own set of 5t reotypes: the reb I, the outcast, the hipster Take, fur In tance, this ficti nal charac[ r Alex. Alex t an mcred i bly str ng bodybUIlder With huge m uscles who s a1way� in the gym. Right now. you might be envisiorung All'" as your standard muscle­ headed gldn who doe o't have enou gh brains to filJ a teaspoon. Actu a lly, Ale s In aedi I)' ambltiou and uses that unique m uscle mass to md out and :ry and achlev nali nal hme, perhaps through one of man ' available real ity teievi"ion ...haws. N w you're enVlSioning pro e !';ional wrestling and a weaty man thumping his

"Recognize that one stereotype

annot contain e ery asp ('t of on human. '

a feminine

chest roaring at lhe crowd. Excep\ Alex is a woman. At onc e the image changes, and It can go two main way.,. One, she's a hungry -for-fame, ( nnivmg woman who onlv dilters from the stars of "The Real Housewives of Mi ami " in her method of lchievmg naliona l prom mence'. Or she's a le�bian, because �he',> lemale rut 01 15 elC l reme1v muscular. For .�ery unique tra it for every tin pc<: ted lwi'l in a pees n's II ry or charae el, there seems to be a �t 'r t 'pe laid out ready t entrap them. in the ability of Th", ul:. ebS Ii t�ot p6 be b Ih vague and re is the nerd w1th specfic g1asse ' nd plmpJt.'� and Ih bad boy W Ilh a I alher I 'L I d n torl.'}'cie .both can also fit ill the outcast category. Th re's a srenotype for everyone. J can now give th same tried and true and tired advice stereotyping is iI problem that les s ns OUT ab ility to s _ ea h oth r as ind i vid uals. But perhaps we can take lhis one step further. Don t try and simply avoid stercotypmg - that is impossible. In"tead , recognize hat one stCTL'Otype canno t contain every a pect at human Stert;!otypt'S splinter - lh�y sha tter when lh y encounler the human id enltty . Bits )f sev ·ral stcrt.'Olypes and pieL may shck, but rarely will you lind a person With \ hom one tereotypc blended perfectly and envel ped seamless ly. But if you atch your 11 thinking how your best friend !its the mold, how your parents are so typical, how you yourself seem to conform to one of our many st�reotypes, don't

despair. Recall that we do not change to fit s tereo ty pe s .- they mu lti ply in the attempt to encompass u s.


Oral birth control pills may soon be an option for men By RVTHIE KOVANEN

Guest Columni$l

lma gine a world where men, rather than women, take a monthly birth control pill This world is closeT than you'd think. Recent research on BRDT - a protein required in sperm pr dudion - reveals the possibility of an oral birt h con tro l pill for men. Yes, you read correctly BRDT is a protein that is required in sp nnatogenesi ', tht! biolOgical process that create penn. A team f sciEmtists, however, dIscovered that a substance named JQl could inhibit BRDT, which would in turn obstruct the pr duction oi sperm. Research on mire has shown that this hormone-free method of contTacepti n is e ffective, totally reversjble and has no V Isible long-term effects. To date, no Iesearch ha s been done on hum an s. For this reason, many scientists awai t further research i n order to examine the effectiveness and

safety of JQl in humans. The findings were published in the scientific j ournal "Cell" in August 2012. I f you can believe it, this is not the first method of contraception for men. Well-known methods include condoms and vasectomies, but hormonal gels and injections exist as well.

The idea f bi rth control for men is perceived by many as controve rsia l . Some believe that " the pill" for men - a possibili ty thanks to the research mentioned above - would be unnece ssary s ince many different fonns of contraception a l ready exist . With condoms, birth controJ pill s for women and injections to name a few, many be lieve that an ad d ition a l method i s redundant. Others assert that a contra cept i ve that actually i nhibits sperm prod uc ti n is logical. It seems sen sible t s top the pr� uction f sperm .at the source rath'er than obstruc t its entry. One of the pnnCl pal questions is, "w uld people really use thjs?" Many re. earchers believe that men who already use method& of birth contro\ , such as oondoms, would be ready and willing Lo accept thell' own birth i.."Ontrol pills. Others are not so sure. When interviewed by ABC News, web

edi tor Amy McC a rthy said he would conti nue to use a dd itiona l means of birth control when "dating aroun ," because " there's no way I wo u ld trust someone fuat I'd been on just a few d ates with [to take the pill]." This statement reitera tes the importance of discussing co ntraception with your partner. In any relationship, includmg when you're just "d a ting around," birth control should be discussed and not just assumed. Clearly, opinions are varied, and more resear 1 needs to be done before th i s type of contraception becomes widely available.

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Scandals keep sports stars from being heroes, role models By BRIAN BRUNS Columni..� t

TIre Miami New Times broke n ws in late January that a � "J_... • " Miami clinic was peddling ' .,. . performance­ .... enhancing drugs (PED) to some big name pr fessional athletes. Alex Rodriguez, third baseman for the New York Yankees, is the biggest name on the list. Rodriguez stands to lose millions of dollars based on agreements he signed with the ew York Yankees after already admitting to using PEDs in a 2009 press conference. The sad thing is this story is nothing new. The narrative of the disgraced athlete has become commonplace and only continues to remind society that athletes are not heroes.



th y'r

n t even

good people, but that doesn't stop

many of us, th is writer included, fron respecting and often

idolizing them for their amazing accomplishments. Part of our idolization of athletes stems from the value we

place on entertainment in our culture. We spend more money keeping ourselves entertained than any other country in the world.

directi n and will likely owe the

fede 1 government mil lions as well. A more recent story is that of Paralympic print r Oscar

Pistorius. Pistorius was one of the famed athletes of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. A double amputee since age 1 1 , he made history and headlines just for showing up. Blade Runner, as he is called, is considered one of

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"Soooo, fm

a girl and I think it's bes to have an amazing sexual relationship with myself. I only include men When th y behave themselves. ;)" ll1e second newsfeed has a

p st that reads, "Girl in the gym with your hair up, in a white adidas shirt with green lettering

and black adidas shorts. Watching you work out was breathtaking, I had to retake my inhaler when I saw you. :)" If you don't know what I am talking about, then either you are SOCIal media-free or have been living under a rock for the last month. Pacific Lutheran University Compliments began in early December and P Lutheran U Confessions started in late January. Since the end of J-term, there has been a boom of activity n these pages. Like any great social media phenomenon, Compliments and Confessions come complete not only with gramm atically incorrect "y urs" and "theres," but also a great deal of entertainment for those who tune in, no matter how unrealistic some of the confessions may be. Honestly, no one is going to believe that




The list goes on and on. Professional are athletes capable of things that 99 percent of us are not. It's hard not to be

in awe of someone who can run

Lance Armstrong is a great example. A cancer survivor and founder of the cancer support

foundation Livestrong,

Armstrong won seven consecu tive Tour de France titles. We wanted desperately to believe his story

was true. Armstrong was stripped of those titles and banned from cycling due to his use of performance enhancing drugs. Armstrong now faces multi­ million dollar lawsuits from every

"It's hard not to be in awe of someone who can run faster, jump higher or lift more than we could ever dream."

compliments and confessions T h ey seem like any other


au thorities allege he shot his girl ftiend four times through a bathroom door in their house.

people like to lather themselves

up in Vaseline and roll around like a slug, especially when it is a recurring post for confession



worth ill are following

why these pages. People are sick and twisted and want to know what sort of sick and twisted things their peers are doing. People are curious, and perha ps looking for a pick-me-up, so they want to see ho is getting att ntion from anonymous compli ment posters. Students are posting things It i, students

anonymously rather than simply spreading the love - or the secrets - in person, with a clear signature. Saying something "risky" to someone's face is scary. So. Very. Scary. But, if it is something that needs

to be said, then there is no reason not to simply say it in person. The way I see it, there are two reasons why people are resorting to these anonymous forums: passivity and entertainment. People are, by



particularly courageous about saying what they really feel,

especially when it is something nice or something embarrassing. These things do not have to be said, bu t sometimes it feels good to get it off the chest, like unloading some shameful burden.

There is a certain level of and some awkwardness serious guts - involved in telling someone they are attractive, or have a heart of gold, or that they give you butterflies every time you see them - or that you puked on their doorstep last weekend. However, it is easy, and much lower-risk, to tell an anonymous the site Survey Monkey

"There are two rea ons why people are resortlllg to these anonym u forum : - pas ivity and entertainment. "

faster, jump higher or lift more than we could ever drea . However, we take it too far when we assume these physically exceptional human beings are xceptional in all aspects of their lives.

What we're really looking for are the sports heroes our parents grew up with. More accurately, we want our own sports heroes to mirror the perception we have of our parents' heroes.We want their character to be as solid as their

performance is on the field. The only thing we can assume about great athletes is that they're simply just that, great athletes. We can't assume for a second that

motives behind anonymous Columnist


Their personal stories of triumph or overcoming tragedy also mesmerize us.

Co rageous or cowardly: By ANNA SIEB E R

th greatest Paralympians in the world. Pist rius now faces murder


w . ch the posts are run. Maybe by doing so, it will give the other person - perhaps the object of your

ffection - the courage to come to ou_ You don't have to 0 any of the r�al work. Then there is the entertainment factor. People wlite outlandish stories - or share real ones s a way to ent rtain people. It provides omething to read instead of studying. It gives people something to talk about in line at Old Main Market. The weird things people do - and the weird ways they go about are complimenting others endlessly fascinating. Oh, and maybe there is a third reason, too: ego. People want to know if someone is writing about them or someone they know. It adds the mystery of "who wrote this?" Anonymity may not even be entirely the point. A number of the posts end along the lines of "xoxo your love." The signature is in the hands of the poster. Maybe people want others to know what they did last weekend or who they have a crush on. Maybe they are hoping someone will find out. Maybe these pages will spread the love and honesty. As the administrator of Compliments posted, "Hopefully at that moment when you click submit on the survey or post on the message, you can feel that you took that one step towards making someone's day. It's what this is all about and it should spread beyond the glare of a computer screen." Then again, people probably have their ulterior motives. Anna Sieber is a first year social work alld Ellglish double major with a possible minor in philosophy, political science or some other subject. We11 see how it goes. She likes long walks 011 the beach, candle­ lit dim/us itl residence halls and enjoys sllm mmng 011 the dark side of the moon. Over J-term she fou lld the tlllmei to the bomb shelter u nder Red Square-she71 fell you about it too, bu t only if YOIl ask nicely.



Most Valuable Player translates at all into Most Valuable Person.

Brian Bruns is a father, a husband and a U.S. Army veteran. Sarcasm, wit and a good ClIp of coffee are all keys to his s uccess. He can usually be spotted Thursday night working for Mast TV's News @Nille or Friday nights hosting Lutes, Listen Up! on LASR.

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FEB. 22, 2013

Track and Field



Men's Tennis

Women's Tennis

Upcoming Games

Upcoming Games

Upcoming Matches

Upcoming Matches

Upcoming Meets

Today at Corban, 2 p.m.

Tomorrow at Pacific, 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Today at George Fox, 3 p.m.

Tomorrow at Willamette.. ll a.m.

Today vs. George Fox. 3:30 p.m.

March 1-2: Linfield Erik Anderson

Tomorrow vs. Willamette, 1 p.m.


Previous Matches

Previous Matches

Previous Matches

Win(7-2): Feb. 16 at Pacific


Today at Linfield, S p.m.

Sunday at Lewis and Clarlc, 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Previous Games

Previous Games Win(3-0): May 21 vs. Linfield (National

Win(7-3): Feb. 10 at Whittier Win(7-4): Feb. 9 at Redlands

Championship game)

Win(S-4); Feb. 16 vs. Pacific

Win(5-4):Feb. 15 at Linfield

Win(8-1): Feb. 15 vs. Linfield


Tenn/s talk








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FEll. 22, 2013

Wh did the bas etbal teams struggle? By NATHAN SH UP ports Editor

Weil, this is <Iwkward There are nO' PLU ba:sk lball games U1is weekend After lhr� m mlhs I L u te basketbal l - It is vcr. The men' and women'� baskctball t JntS wrapped u their 201 2-201 3 . a on last weekend agamst eorge Pc. and Lew I s and Clark. The men (8-17, b-lO) finished in i th p IaIX' in t he Nerthwest Cenference (NWC) an d the women (6-1 7, 3-13) finished in seventh place in the NWC. With a c mbined record of 1 4-34, what wen t wron g?

Men's basketball

The Lu tes losl career pr gra m assi sts l ead er James Conti to graduatien last year, and it cost them . cach Head Steve Dickerson .e penmen ted with the peint guard positIen all seas n, and the ffense never formed an i den ti ty . Last season, the offense ran cempletely th rou gh Conti, The shifty point guard ceuld penetrate defenses and create his own shot or hit an open shooter a fte r dra w in g extra defenders. Centi was alsO' the leam's leading scerer, scering just under 14 points game . That is nol t say the Lutes didn' t have s li p ieces in place this year, because they di d . Senior Ca me ro n Schillin g ma de a push ter Fir t Team All-NWC henors scoring 1 5.3 points per game (seventh in NWC) an d t.hiui in grabbing,7J NWC). Seniors And rew Earnest and Cam ReIster provided an intimidating three­ point threat.

Earnest shot

43. 1 percent

from behind U'Le arc (ieurth in NWC) whi le Reist�r hot 3L4 percent (20th in NWC). Po!; a team, Ule Lutes hot a .422 [rom deep. That was ignificantly improwd from the .386 dip tht' te.1m shot at la.·t year. Fm;t- 'eM po. t Bryce M iller had lhe third most starts on th . te.:JID (2 1 } a 'Wd ing 4 6 rebounds r g.:une (�C n . on team and scoring 6.4 points per game ( eurth en team). The learn w better than its record showed, bu t they we re a James Conti hort of advancing to the NWC Tournament. ll e tep feur teams in the conference advance to that tournamen t. Each of the Lutes' final five conference losses were by six points or fewer. If they found a way to wi n five ef those games, they would likely be playing in the NWC Tournament this weekend. Th e 201 2-2013 men's basketball tea m was formi dab l e, but Conti left an irreplaceable crater in the Lute's lineup Schilling, Earnest and Reister are jewing Conti in the al umni categery next year. The 10 u nde rclassm en en the roster will be needed.

Women's basketball

For th e t hird consec:uti seasen, the wemen's basketball team finished in the bettom third 0'1 the Northwest Conference. The struggles for the 20U-2013 w omen ' s basketball were hjghlighted by youth - the team d i d n ' t have a semor - and by a lack of weapon - the team finished seventh in the cenference in scoring (52.2 points per gam e) . Not scoring mmy points am pa ss if the am plays so Hf deTense, but that was net the ca e. The Lu tes were also seventh in the con ference in scoring defense. Oppe nents scored more than 65 points per contest.

pick 'em Swing and a miss. The entire Mast Spring Sports pick 'em league said the men's basketball team would down Lewis and Clark in the season £inal Saturday. The en tire league was wrong -

PLU felI t the Pien �rs 55-50. So count last week as a bye week for the entire field. Everyon IS bed for . rs t pl ace. Everyone is tied for last place. That will change this week On

Satu rday,



the Stanford

(IS-i l, 6-7)

5, 10-3).

Eve member of lhe league pick¢d Oregon, leaving Hegge, Tacuyan and DenAdel w i th Ore gon . It is no secret there are a large number of Du ck fans on ca m pus, sO this game is relevant, and meaningful in the Pac-12

standings. Oregen owns a one­ gam lead for first place over

per game, it is going to be a long season and it was. The Lutes started the seaso on six-game losing streak and finished the season on a 1 0-game lesing skid. A blaring ign of you th on a basketball team is turnevers, and the Lutes turned the ball ver al mest 19 times a game. Only Willamette was worse in the conference. was a bright Junior Samantha

Arizona and UCLA. Oregon has won six more games than Stanford and judging the overall records and national rankings, Oregon is the smart pick - right? Not so fast.

After jumping to No. 10 in the Associated Press poll on Jan. 28, the Ducks dropped three in a

row. It is enly fitting that Stan fo rd was the team to start Oregon's th ree-game skid - by 24 points. Tipoff is at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Someene is guaran teed to get it right this week .

Stanford Cardinal

at No. 23 Oregon



spot for the Lutes, scoring ] 3 .4 points (fourth in the conference ) and gra bbin g ine rebound s (second in the conference) per game. Six of Ule 1 1 players on the Lutes' roster this se son were first years . .

Melanie Schoepp i..u te sports Fanatic pick: Ducks record: 0-7

jacob Olsufka

travel to

Eugene to play the No. 23 and Pac-J leading Oregon Duck (21 -

When the t am is sc fill g just more than 52 p ints per game and allowing 65 po ints

track thrower pick: Ducks record: 0-7

Spring Sports

Sports Editor

cniur Cl1f1ll'l'rln Scllillillg Wn.'>ilIL� fur the hllIl duriul{ t he LutC'o' 1).')-50 . ell..�on-,·nt.ling II) t Lewis .Il.nd C'llU"k. Schilling \IllS nnmed &"C()nd Thrun A.U-.NWC. He k·d the team in . coring ( 1h.3 point 1)Cl" b'lune) aml rcbOlmding 17.7 per brn.llle).

K.yle Peart

The Mast


.... .

baseball player pick: Ducks record: 0-7

Victory lap

On Tuesday, S chi l l i n g was named Second Team All-NWC . Last yea r he was named to the Honera ble Mention team.

A strong case certai n l y could have been made fer Schilling to join the first te m . He finished seventh in the conference In

sc ring and third i n rebou nd s . '1 was definitely hoping in the back of my mind that I would make fiJ1:it team





i n d i vidual sue

5S J had,"

Schilling said . "A lot of the league voting terns from team success too, and most of

that are on first

the gu s, if not a ll of them, team pl ay for playeff team . "

Five of the six players named t o the first team are on playoff teams.

Pear� didn't i,:!st pick Oregon. He picked them by 15. That is a confident chOIce for someone who is 0-1 .

Schoepp owns more University of Oregon gear than PLU gear. So her Duck prediction was foreseen. "Are you really even going to ask me?!?" she said. Olsufka may take the most pride in game research out of anyone in the league. He chose Oregon because they are 15-1 at home. They have also dropped three of their last six games including their lone home loss, Jacob.

fllan Denfldel

I questioned last week if there was a correlation between cross country running and game predicting, and D nAdel is 0-1 . Then again, the entire league missed last week, so the verdict is still out.

Dustin J../e 9ge NWC 90lF IJ1 VP

"Could 't ca ! S�. Go Dawgs [University f Washington]! 1 guess Stanford though. I want to see an upS_t," Hegge said. At least he picked a school in the same conference. Golfers.

J../a/ey f..Iarshaw

Like Olsufka, Harshaw picked Oregon on the ba is of home­ court advantage. Her chednle gets much busier with the softbalJ team opening its season this weekend . IL could be a factor. The fall champion, Allison McDaniel, was a non-athlete.

cross country stud pick,' StanFord record,' 0 - 7

piCK: StanFord record: 0 - 7

sq,{f;ball standout pick: Ducks record: 0-7

flrvid Isaksen

basketball player pick: Ducks record: 0-7

flndre Tacuyan

swimming torpedo pick: Stanford record: 0-7

Unfortunately for Isaksen, he do sn'l get to pick anv more PL U ba�ketball games, as his s ason ended I �t weekend. He does have more tLme to res arch matchups though. Look out. Similar to Isakse�, T�cuyan' s sea.son ended two weekends ago at the NWC Swmunmg Champlonships. Can the torpedo do damage this spring out of the water?



FEB. 22, 2 0 13


'Tacuyan aids strong PLU swim team By SAM HORN •

ports writer

For oph more l;Wlmmer Andre Tacuya n, s wimm ing is m re than exercise or simple fun - it is about w inn ing conference championships. While Lhe LuLes did no t win the 201 3 conference · H e in men's sw im ming, Tacuyan aided he team's achievement of a fourth place finish during the Northwest Con fere nce Cham pionships two weekend


The men's swim team was ranked No . 46 in the country in a poll released Tuesday . Tacuy pla ced 1 7th in the 200 ind ivi d ua l med l ey at the NWC Sw imming Cha m pionsh i ps with a time of 2:02.. 1 1 , 1 1 th in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4; 26. 88 and 1 7th in the 200 bu tterfly with a time of 2:06.84. Tacuyan impro ed on his 400 i ndivi d ual med l ey time from l a st year by ne a rl y two secon ds. The individual medley combines al l four of the s vimrning strokes - bu tterfl y, backstroke, bI astsIToke and freestyle into one brutal event that tests swimmers' endurance to their core. "This season was amazing and it



nrlre Ta.cuyan perfoms the butterfly stroke IIl lL ml!I!L t!IU'Jkr lIili. year. Tacuyo.n is a member c fthe PLU men's mm Lcam ililLL was ranked 0. 46 in t he country 011 Thesdl1)'. It ill l he first time Lhe men's IIWim

tc.lJ11 hILS b� ranked since Joining Lhe TCAA Diy. III mnks ill 1 998.

exceeded everyone's expectations," Tacuyan said. "} didn't do as well as I

wanted to do this season, but it will make

me try even harder to improve and get a


prepare fo� �he

'Luteball' ready to defend title Softball team ranked No. 1 in preseason poll By M HORN AND Cl-ffiI TIAN DILLWORTII Sports Wri.ters


coupl of sch 01 record next season " : The off-season for a.thl etes IS a ti me to rest the body, to rehabilitate If the athlete ha any inJu ri es an d . to . oming season. TIllS Invol ves gammg

trength and end ance in mu s cu la r cardio-related activities in an effort t become faster on land and in the water. To stay in sh pe, Ta c uy a n is en ro ll ed in head swim coach Matt Sellman's condi tiOning wi mm ing class this sprin g . Tacuyan started to wim om p eti lively when he w as 1 0. " f just wanted to learn how to ;wim, b u l l thought i l was s o much fun," Tacuyan said, that "my parents pu t m4: in competitive swimming. and I instantly tell i n love w i th he sport." Tacuyan is a marketing major w ith minors in graphic design and compu ter sci en e. H is U1e director of m a rketin g and g raph iC d esign at "Sa 's of Love," w hich is a Washington state non profi t tha t sprea d awareness and ra ises mo ney for testicu l ar cancer research.. "It ( graphic d esign1 has grown into one of my bi gge t passions, and it's sam t ing I would want to do for the res t f my life, " Taeuyan ajd. "} want to make a big im p act on the world, and working for a co mpany that makes big differences w ou ld help me achieve that." After gradua ting, he as p ires to join the design t am for one his s If sel f-acclaimed "dream companies" - Facebook or A p ple .

The Lutes landed themselves at the top of NCAA Div m softball last year, winning the national championship over Linfield. The question becomes: can they do it again? Pacific Lutheran is certainly in a good position to do so. rLU i s atop the preseason polls, receivin g all eight first p la ce votes from the representative coaches in each re g ion.


L u tes have also been picked Lo win lhe Northwes t Conference but only rece i ved five first­ place votes. Linfield, last season' NWC champion,

Senior ulility player


lelisso. Harrelson practi("(?.'; on

the new synthetic surface field dueing �oftball pmctice IIl.'i t �ck. Th Fi IdTl1rfI>rovjd�� lUI outdo(Jr prat"tice facility when I.hi> dirl . oftbaU inS Itl i. unpIlLyuhit·.

received the other three. The Lutes went 6-3 agai n t Lin eld in 201 2 . Last season, the Lutes finished second b hin d .infield . PLU then in the N W kn eked ff Li fi d in the N W C p stseason tou rna ment, earning an automatic bid to the regional tournament. PLU is without the unquestionable leader of last year's national champion team, Stacey Hagensen, who graduated last spring. Hag sen was the NWC Pitcher of the Year and the Softball College Championship's Most O u tst and in g Player. She compiled a record of 28-5 with a 0.97 ERA. The p hen m also hit .363 at the piate, amassing a team-high of 6S hits. DespiLe Hagensen's graduation, PLU has several seniors to take her place an d possibly lea d the Lutes to another HUt!. One of those seniors is infielder GleneIle Nitta. She started 5 of 56 games last season and batted .267 with two h ome ruJ15 and 1 8 RBIs . Senior Kaaren Hatien, a itche r an infielder, will also help round out th effort for a second consecutive national cha mp ionsh ip for th Lu tes . BatIen led th Lutes l ast year with a .426 battmg average, 10 home runs and 56 RBIs to earn first­ team All-American honors in 2012 as a desi gnated hitter. Amanda Hall will return for her senior year after leading the Lutes w i th an a tounding .995 fielding percentage. ba tting average, .374, was the second­ H 0 �her highes t on the 1eam. fir He arn all-conferen e retu rnees for the L utes is sen io r outfielder Montessa Califano and Junior ho rts t op Unds y Matsunaga. Head coach Erin Van Nostrand bro ugh t in five first years to the program. Alison Behrends - an ou tfielder from Marist Catholic High School out of Eugene, Ore. was a three-time all-state outfielder. Kelli Crawf rd, a pitcher from Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, could see playing time in the pitching rotation. She won numerous high school awards, namely 3A South Puget Sound League Pitcher of the Year awards in 2009, 2010 and 201 1 and the Most Valuable Player of the 2A SPSL in 2012. The Lutes did not play any non­ conferen ce games bef re their conference and searlon-opener tomorrow at Pacific. However, the Lutes will be making mid­ seas n non-conferenc:e tri ps 10 11 xas and Georgia .

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ROTC honored as one of top 8 programs in he country By AL ISON HAYWOOD

News Edil.or

LUlhPran's Reserve Officer Corps (ROTC) officers already knew the senior class cadets were exccplional Lhis year. Winning tile MacArthur Award just c nfirmed it Pad l k


The U.S. Army Cauer Comma nd announced on Feb. 20 that I� LU' s ROTC

program wa one of eight p rograms to win the MacArthur award for the 20U ·2012 school year, marking it a one of tht: mo t distinguished RQTCs in the counlry.

Cadet Battalion Commander Winiam

Ma key said winning t h is award was a big deal. "Every chool m the nation knows which sch ols placed in the top eight," he said . "It's jus t cool to kn w that PLU has the p-resbge now." Cadet Command and the MacArthur Foundation have been h onoring high­ quality ROTC pr gram ' that emphasize the values of " d u ty , honor an d country" !nce 1989, according to the u.s. Army's w p si te . 'nl selection process is baseu


a variety of factors, including the program 's recruitment and retention rate and cadets' individu< I achievemen t ba sed on leadersbip ability, CPA and physical fitness. Lieutenant Colonel Jason Shrader, a professor of military science, saId the significance of th MacA rthur Awa rd is

i i

primarily a matter f pride and rece v ng recognition from across Cadet Comm and .

He said the award may be taken into a cco un t when Cadet Command has extra funding t give out, but e tra funds ate not a direct resu l t of the award

Mackey said being in ROTC is a lo t of responsibility in addition to bein g a student, as RO C events re quire an hour every weekd ay morn ing, one Saturday per mon th and two fu l l weeken 5 per year of students' time. "A lot of eople can' t handle it," he said. "YOll really haw to . ay on top of your school work. " Major A n gela Gentry, assi sta nt professor of military science, gaid, "th y're load is


Student club partners with nonprofit to provide care packages for AIDS patients By U NAE

MCGAHA Guest Writer

AI und the wo rl d , over 33 millio people are living with HJV-AIDS. Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, one of PLU's religiOUS clubs, partnered with World Vision, a hu manitarian Chri tian nonpTofi t, to run the Feb. 21 Caregiver's Kit event in the Anderson University Center. Students volunteered the assembling by "careg iver s ki ts" - bags

f supplies volunteers use to care for AIDS victi m s in Africa. students Over 3D

gathered to as semb le the kits. Some were merely looking for an event to attend that night. Oth 5 were dr a w n for spi ritua l Teasons. "J sus loves the poor, and this is a way th at we can love the poo r," senior Bethany J y-Pnwell said . She and othe rs said they were glad for the opportunity to do just that. Participants carefully filled the bags with

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Sex Positive event tackles the taboo By LINA AAS -HELSETH

Guest Writer

Nearly 50 people gathered in the Diversity Center j on day for one reason: sex. In Diversity Cen ter, Women's Center, Lute

Fit and the Health Center team ed up to bring students the latest even t in the o it e Q-and-A a series,

Sex P s iv

ses sion with a pan I of " sexpe rts " en titled "Let' s Talk Abou t SeX . " AlIena Panelist Gabosch, director of th Ce nt er f r Sex Positive Cul ture in Seattle, shared stories of her

own sexual experiences.


Matt Freeman, director of the Health Center, and Matt Munson,

lifestyle, meaning she has multiple lovers

health educator the Health Center, took the lead on the science of sex such as physical and anatomk concepts. Gabosch was open ab ut her own sexual i ty du rin g the Sex + event, telling the 3 D-person a ud ien ce how she thinks

and discus ed Munson things such as genitals and masturbation. During the event, a hat was sent around for the au d i ence to submit any of their q u e tions on paper anonym usly, and panelists Free man, Munson and Gabosch

h sex life has made her into a sel f-confident woman.

" There i so me thing abou t kink v sex thal is

intri guing a:nd exci tin g," Gabosch said . She gave ex a mpl es like bond a ge ' ad omasoch i sm . and said she She a ls



simultaneously. Freeman

an wered these. The three answer d

que tions such as, "how otten is too oft n?" and mastu rbation "does hu r t or ca use injury?" Often tiley said it sim ply depends on the person. "Mastur a tin g

doesn't hurt as long as you're doing it right, and masturbating 13 times a day is o ka y as l ong as you have tinle for school or work, " F re em an sai d . Actually, when it comes to masturbation, for implicati ons the


masturbating are fa r greater FTeeman sa id, explaining it is healthy . Inflammation of the p rosta te can occur if a man d oes not masturbate. Gab 'ch said there are more psyc holOgical issues lor women in




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Author, journalist uses pop references and humor in leetllfe

In the wake of Ambassador Chris Stevens' murder by extremists, his lon g time


friend Robin Wright presented

memorial lecture to

Pacific Lutheran Universi ty the morning of Feb. 21. Wright - an author, Journalist and

foreign policy analyst - also spoke abo ut her book, "Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebelli on Across the Islamic World," and the Slate of affairs in the Middle East. TIle terrorist attack on the Consulate in Ben aZ , Libya on Sept. 1 1, 2012, left four Americans dead, includi g


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the ambassador. As Wright said during her lecture, Stevens is the first American ambassador to be killed smce 1988. "He [Stevens] kne w th street, as well the elite," lost the rno ·t



said. "This country

promising d iplomat."

Throughout the lecture Wright kept the tooe faJfly hght, telling funny stories fr m Stevens' life, such as when he


a snow ball fight between Israelis and Palestinians, and even cracking a joke ab ut the underwear bomber.

Her message was one of hope tempered with realism. While Wright said Stevens would not be the last person

to die in the effo rt to aehlev peace, she also po in ted out severa l promising signs. The


Importance of a Wright said,

underestimated .




"culture of cannot be

include new

role models ava ilable to the Is) m ic communIty, rangmg from a comic book featuring Muslim superhero s to Muslim playwrights and sta nd - u p comedians. One of the most important cultural

dl'!Velopments is in music, Wright saJd, as "rap has become the rhythm

of resistance," and there are "voices of dissent in music." She said this cultural transformation was something Stevens understood. Nearing the final stretch of Wright's lecture, she outl"ned 10 trends that will shape the fu ture of the Middle East. These included the welfare of women, corruption and the many Islamic political parties. R ega rding these parties, Wright said, "if there's one word you take away [from this lecture] it's Salafi." She spelled lhe name for the audience and said the party is °a new phase of Al Q · da,"


University E'tesident Thomas Krise presents Robin Wright with a plaque commemorating the first annual Chris Stevens Memorial Lecture entitled "Rock the Casbah: Clmllenges and Solutions in the Middle East" on Fbb. 21 in Lagerquist Concert Hall. Wright is an author, a joUInalist and was a close friend of Chris Ste,'ens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was killed dudng the terrorist a.ttack on the American consulate in Benghazi. that "believes in the pursuit of Muslim states." This was the group that killed Stevens, Wright said. "I've given you the good news and the sobering news," Wright said. The "next decade is likely to be tumultuous," but "it doesn't change what people ultimately

want . " This, Wright said, Stevens understood.




Over 500 people listened to Wright's speech in Lagerquist Concert Hall There

was a brief time for questions at the end of the le c r e, before most filed into the

"He [ Stevens] knew the stre et ,



Robin Wright author, lecturer



the elite."

Instrumental Rehearsal Room to sample Middle Eastern food and have Wright sign copies of her book. Student response to the lecture was positive. "The lecture was amazing/' sophomore Danay Jones said. She said she appreciated Wright's advice to see those who perpetrated 9/11 as individuals and not representative of "the whole culture or whole community." Sophomore Andrew Larsen read bo k throu gh the Wang Wright' Cent r's "Reading Group Cha llenge," a program that gave PLU [acui and

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students free copies of Wright's book to read and d iscuss i n a grQUp. "It [ Wri gh t' s book] really ou tlines bot h the new ways that people In the Islam wOTld are trying to fight extremism," Larsen said, but also points out problems "we still need to ork on. " Anne Stevens - the ambassador's sister - encouraged PLU students to study abroad. Chris St 'Yens "was comfortable here he was comfortable there [the Middle East]," she said. "He was a man of the international community, and that's where we all need to be."

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Christian conference critiques organized religion By RELAND TUOMI Gu.e.�t Writer

neW trend ind icates that you ng people are becoming less

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conferem,e in the Chris Knutzen Hall on Saturday. " I want to begin my lecture by getting tbis out of the way," she said. pushing the podiwn aside.

Diana Butler Buss introduces herself at the 2013 A.�sociated Ministries

themselves with a religion. Bass also said that older

on a lot of good information," the Rev. Martin Yabroff, pastor

churchgoers need to look at the big picture of religion to see the future of their parish. She used the metaphor of global warming to stress the importance of the big picture, rather than

at St. Andrew's Episcopal in Tacoma, said. "We need to look beyond our own experience to

just looking at the weather, an isolated problem only occurring in a local area. "Bass has a lot of good insights

say what's the larger context in which we live in." Chris Morton, executive director for Associated Ministries, also had praise for Bass. "She has her finger on the pulse of the religious life

and does a wonderful job of presenting what that picture looks like for the rest of us," Morton said. "She makes it clear and approachable ." Morton said the conference took place at Pacific Lutheran University because the school is a good partner, and he said he wants to encourage students to "keep wrestling with faith and spirituality."

HERmonic and the Oay Crows present: Aca-Jmprov. The two groups push the bolindaries of entertainment with a combined improv and a ca p pell a show. Free admission/ available thr ugh tickets concierge. Lagerquist Concert Hall. 7-8 p.m. and 9-10 p.m.

Saturday South Sound Sustainability Expo. A public event to address sutainability needs in the greater Tacoma community. Tacoma Convention and Trade Center - 1500 Broadway, Tacoma. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jason Gilliam & Paul Evans Recital. PLU faculty perform on euphonium and tuba. Lagerqu ist Concert Hall, 8-9:30


"We need to look beyond our own experience to say what's the larger context in which we live in ." Rev. Martin Yabroff Pastor, St. Andrew's Episcopal




What to do at PLU Ongoing


rl!ligi n with evt!!)' generation, yet individual spiritual life is

ulhor Diana Butler Bass, who holds a doctora te in re ligi us studies and politics, n tieed this !Tend and said she wanted to know why. Bas' presented her findi n gs last F rid ay giving a 30-mi nu te lecture at Trinity Lutheran Church !() a gco u p of local Protestant parishioners. This wa on l y a brief preview o f what was to come o n Saturday, the main event day fo r the Minist 'es Second Associate Annual Conference. Bass presented her keynote speech on Saturday, giving two presentations during the day with the audience breaking up into group discussion between he presentations. B ss' lectures were based on her latest book, " Christianity A fter Religion: The End of the Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening." She emphasized the difference between religion and spirituality, and how younger people - age 18-25 - are becoming more spiritual and l ean ing away from organized religion. "The t p three negatives are . . . religious institutions are verly concerned with money and power, religiOUS ins ti tu tions focus too much on their rules and they are too involved in politics," Bass said, explaining why she thinks people who are atheist or agnosti do not associate




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SMELLS LIKE THE HOLY SPIRIT .Guest lecturer examines role f incense in ancient religion By ASHLEY GILL

CrUest Writer

Miniature deep blue vials filled with aromatic liquid populated a table in front of the Scandinavian Cultural Center. Incenses, spices and perfumes were the focus of Pacific Lutheran University's religious studies lecture on Tuesday. With sta nding room only, students and community members took their places to listen to Deborah Green, associate professor of Hebrew language and literature at the University of Oregon. She spoke about the connection between smells and ancient J ud aism . When it comes to the relationship between perfumes and religion, first-year Gailon Wixson said, "it was something I never would have considered


Not only used for religiou s purposes, ancient peoples would laUler oils on after b a thing, and they used incense in cl ea ning and burned it a fter eating, Green said.

They even buried perfume bottles with the dead. The onl y rule when it came to oils and incense, Green said, was people were not allowed to use the same combination or recipe that the high priest used in the temples. Concerning the Hebrew Bible, Green said she had a specific interest when it came to animal sacrifices. Above all other forms of communication with God, even prayer, sacrifices were believed to be the best. "It kind of works on God like perfume works on us," Green said. Green said the ancient peoples believed God didn't need sacrifices to sustain him like humans need food. Instead, they thought the p le as ant and soothing odors from the sacrifices would rise and calm God. The society's intent, Green said, was for God to recall these sacrifices later on when the people asked

for forgiveness Green shared pictures and the audience la ugh ed along with her

SEX P OSITIVE CONTINUED FROM PAGE l rela tionshi ps when they do not masturbate. " Women have a higher risk of becoming detached from their own body, and that can ultimately lead to a life where sex i no longer enjoyable." M asturbatin,g in tront of pa rtners and learning how another's body wow IS part of a healthy love life, Munson said. Communica ting wl th one another, ta l king and using non-sexual body langua ge can be just as erotic as the actual intercourse." He contmued by sa ying, commumcahon with a partner - what works and what doesn't work -· is key. "You just have to get out there and tell your partner what you like. They aren't mind readers, no matter how well you know each other." Some questions centered on de fining sex and what i t is. Gabosch said sex is not necessarily penis-in-vagina intercourse. "There are many nuances attached to the notion of sex, but if what you're doing gets you horny and excited, then it may as well be sex - or a t least pretty dose to it." Other questions revolved around having sex fo r the first tim e and how that can change you. Gabosch said, "losing one's virginity has a nega tive connotation to it by re fe rring to something being ' lost,' especially when it comes to women. It's as if men do not have anything to 'lose' when having sex for the first time. " "

University of Oregon professor Deborah Green shares her take on the role scents have taken in i.Ulcient .Jewish text. The crowd gathcred in t.he Scandinavian Center on Thesday evening for her lecture entitled " Holy Perli.unc and Functional Frankincense: the Spici r Side of Ancient Judaism."


as she pointed out what appeared to be a smiley face on an incense shovel Other photos she showed were of brightly colored spices and various oils along with beautiful perfume bottles and tempJes wh ere sacrifices would be performed .

Munson said it is "a s aal construct in society due to the female's hymen being breached," a fact that leads people to trunk " somethlng is therefore automatically lost" Panelists also di cussed a bstinence as a practical and completely positive option tha t helps prevent pregnancy and 5fDs. There WE're also several q uestion s on whether birth control causes cancer, such as breast and cervix cancer, or not. "Birth control is the most studied medical component in tile bistory," Freeman said. "There is no risk of it causing cancer " reeman did say the risk is greater when the user smoke or if there is a history of cancer in the family or other medical issues. Following this diScussion, the question of why there is no male hormonal tod a y s '

contraception arose. '1t is easier to stop one ovu lation once a month than 400 million speIm cells up to several times a day Munson said with a ,"

After the lecture's end, a few members of the audience asked Green questions. Questions, she said, are her favorite part about tal king to schools on this subject. Green said she is still curious abo ut how w o m en w ore p i ns tha t were filled with perfume and that

lacking." Hambrick said they "wanted the sex pOB.ltive culture and i ts message to be not only fun, but also communicativl"." A major focus would be on E' mg needs and communicating wtth one s partner or partners. '

Senior Paola 1enorio, a cadet in the ROTC program and active duty army sergeant, provides cadets Jordan Scanlan (left) and .Jaeob Schrader (right) feedbaek after a training event at PLU on Feb. 14.


"Sexpert " Aliena Gahosch. director orlhe Center fOT SeJ\ Poailive ult un:, disC'UBSCS tuboo tupics a.nd alll 'ers I<tudenls mo�l pressing que1rtirJllS during Mouday's , ex + ''eot .

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The emphasis, Hambrick an d Smith s aid , needed to be on healthy relationshi ps and the prevention of relationslup violence. From there, Sex + was born anti has since been an annual event and a forum for disco sing sex in a positive way. Its Eocus is on prom oti ng a satisfying image of one' s own sexuality and self-identity at PLU . Sex + events WerE' already happening on a n a tionwid e scale, Hambrick said, but they aU dealt primarily with the fun part of sex. Sex is fun, she said, but events on sex should also be educational, particularly in a. college . Hambnck and Smith said they "would hear about condom parties, but the educational aspect of it all was severely


After the event, m any studen ts stayed behind to t a lk about what they had heard from Freeman, Munson and Gabosch. Sex + began at Pacific Lutheran University when it became clear students needed access to a more complete view of sex. Angie Hambrick, director of the Diversity Center, and Jennifer Smith, director of the Women's Center, had attended a women's conference in Wisconsin in 2009 where they realized this.

she is "dying to know what they [the pins] looked like." If further interested abou t this subject, tudents can read Green's latest book "The A rom a of Righteousne ss : Scent and Seduction in Rabbini c Life and

significantly different [than that of other students]. They're not only a student, but - we call it - student, athlete and leader, and they have to excel in those three areas." There are 273 ROTC units in the nation, which are divided into eight brigades based on location. PLU's ROTC is part of the Eighth Brigade, which includes programs in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. Shrader described Eighth Brigade as "typically one of the best brigades in the nation," saying, "when you get selected from Eighth Brigade, you are

really on top of it." Gentry said she this attributes winning award to the cadets in the program. The program is distinguished by the Peer­ to-peer mentorship, Gentry said. "They [the cadets] spend their own time developing each other and encouraging one another and building and teaching outside of where we see them." Cadets trom across the nation attend a "summer camp" at Joint Base Lewis­ McChord the summer before their senior year where they are evaluated on leadership ability and physical fitness. This score, in addition to their GPA, will determine where they stand in the National Order Merit List, a ranking system for cadets. Last summer about 5,700 cadets attended. Shrader said 36 percent

of PLU cadets received an "E" for Excellence in these evaluations, the highest score pOSSible, beating the national average of approximately 16 percent. PLU's ROTC also won the MacArthur award in 2011 and in 2001 . In 2001 PLU did not have its own ROTC program, it was a joint program with Seattle University, and winning that award prompted PLU to c1� elop its own independent ROTC. "Winning it twice in the last three years is kind f unheard of," Gentry said. "It just shows consistency in the quality of cadet that we're producing." Upon graduation, ROTC cadets are automaticallv commissioned to the rank Lieutenant. of Second "It's an officer training program, " Gentry said.


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LATE-NIGHT PROGRAMMING A HOLE IN ONE Evening events aim to entertain students By CAMILLE ADAMS

AdE Writer

()ne need not look any further than the Anderson University Center (AUC) on weekend nights to avoid the

"How can you beat mini golf on a Friday night?" Junior

throes of boredom. Programming Late-Night offers students a chance to participate in fun, cost free activities, such as zumba, laughter yoga and laser tag. The program is one of Pacific Lutheran University's student leadership options, providing an arena for creative Lutes to plan evening and weekend events for others as a team throughout the year. Last Friday, PLU students gathered in the upper AUC to show off their prowess at mini golf. Golfers toted child-sized, brightly colored plastic golf "bags" and putters. Miniature holes with matching greens were set up at various spots, including several in the CK. While it may seem simple at first glance, many students found themselves tested by the task o f

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landing their golf balls into the holes, or in this case, plastic cups. Junior Lauren Berg was confident in her



abilities. ''I'm getting a hole in one every time." Berg said, "how can you beat mini golf on a Friday night?" Late-Night Programmer, senior Amy Larson, said the student attendance for mini golf was around average with about

Pheng, said, "only some people knew about this event. They should make it more known to the people so a lot more will join." To get involved with Late­ Night Programming, simply "like" their page on Facebook, or keep an eye out for posters on the Impact boards to stay informed on upcoming events.

30 to 35 people there. Larson said, "we have events that 10 people come to and events that 75 people

come to." As one of three Late­ Night Programmers, Larson brainstorms and executes creative activities designed to appeal to the student body. While the goal of Late-Night Programmers like Larson is to keep the student population entertained and informed, some said they feel more could be done to spread the word about Late­ Night events. One attendee, first-year Virak


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For ceramics major an first-y ar Sarah Henderson, art has been a prominent part of life inc chlldhood. At five-years-old, Henderson drew a picture of a rabbit and what was probably a horse - one of her earliest pieces of art. "That's the first one [artwork] I remember," Henderson said . Since the early d ay of her art, Henderson said she has been interested in creating collages an using hot glue. Ceramics 15 similar to g luing thing s together, " taking different ideas and applying them to one piece," Henderson said. Artistic flair runs in the family. Henderson said hel' dad also enjoys gluin Utin together and transforming random junk into artwork. Both of her grandm others are artIsts as well, and one is a painter with her own studio. Henderson said she always took initiative with her art. "My mom tells me. that she never had to worry about giving me markers or anything like that. 1 always just drew on paper." elementary sma I, Throughout Henderson said she enjoyed every art project. "I guess rve al ays j st kind of known 1 liked it [art l," Henderson said. Her fi r t experience with ceran ics though, came m high school when she fmall y got the opportunity to sign up for a ceramics class. "I just fell in love with it," Henderson said. ''I'm very actile and I love working with my hands. It makes more sense Lo me to be really hands on, building thing and throwing on the whe 1." Even though Henderson said her love . for ceramics is s ng, she is pra cal about the future and wh t it might hold for a ceramics major . "I definitely have a dream," she aid. ear the end of high school, Henderson said one of her g als wa t make functional

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f pottery n t only looks This type arus 'c and beautiful, but also works on a practical level as bowls or cups, moving it beyond mere decoration. "I like th idea that there's an interaction that happens between the artist and the viewer with functional pottery," Henderson said. As you use a cup or some other object, you experience a "communal feeling of communication." Henderson realizes that the market for functional pottery is not large, so she has a back up plan. "T think t at having art in the schools is really important, so I'm definitely looking into being a teacher," Henderson said. " I think there's so much to lose if the arts are lost, so I think it's a big d al to try to learn as much as I can now so I can maybe pass it on later." She was . spired by several educators herself at Pacific Lutheran Universi ty, such as Assistant Profess r Micbeal Stasinos and a visitlng professor Craig Cornwall. It was P L U art instructor Ste e Sobeck though, Henders n said, who encouraged her to take ceramlCS seriously and choose it as a major. H enderson said even though PLU is not an "art" school, it is the perfect place to foster h r love for ceramics. "It feels lil<e home," she said. "I fed like I can just c me here whenever T want and be free to creale."




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The four top coffee vendors in Tacoma By COLE CHERNUSHIN

Guest Writer

If you've ever ordered your favorite coffee from any given location on campus and thought to yourself "this surely cannot be Seattle's best coffee," you're not alone. Congratulations on your first step toward fulfilling the Northwestern dream of taking a deep sip of America's most favorite bitter and non-alcoholic spirit. Let me give you a head start on your journey of magnificent satiation.

Northern Pacific Coffee Company (NPCC) Garfield Street Come visit Parkland's own coffee Mecca. Dark wood frames the entry, setting a tone for the laid-back pace perfect for ordering products made with the utmost care and precision. Aside from all the skirmy jeans, scarves and music you probably haven't even heard of anyways, NPCC serves Olympia Coffee. Roast Magazine, a publication committed to specialty coffee roasters, named Olympia Coffee

"Micro-Roaster of the Year." When I first decided to make Located mere minutes away That being said, should you from the Grand Cinema, this alter PLU my choice for collegiate to �resso makes a wonderful studies, I asked the divine favor be in search of a white chocolate drink, NPCC will leave you addition to any ou tin g . of my local coffee shop owner for feeling small inside. Though this place certainly the name of one great place to find Come here instead for some s 'I'Ve5 up a good cup of I.-offee, my daily brew in the Tacoma area. of the best coffee on this side of if one demands a barista His response: Satellite Coffee. the Atlantic, thought provoking with a Ph.D. in general coffee Though one also has the option artwork, cafe knowledge, then disappointment authentic of obtairting the bean on tap at lies in store. conversations and superior Wi-Fi. this location - Portland's own Experience "Stumptown it what feels Coffee Roasters" like to be one of - via a trip to those cool kids 208, for some, a who just might trip off campus play on "Open Experience what it feels like to be one of might be worth Mic Night" every the visit. those cool kids who just might play on 'Open Readers of the Wednesday. Weekly Volcano Mic Night' every ,Wednesday. a Tacoma and Olympia newsweekly on en t e r t a inment, art and food Sixth and Union.. Also, rumor has it that voted Satellite Coffee "Best Cup Tacoma. Parking in the gnrnge mel Mondays here are designated of Coffee" and "Best Coffee Shop the lot directly behind tile $/lop where local "Opera Night'!'" in Tacoma." Coffee fans of all ages performers step up an stage to should launch into this orbit as Of all the coffee house seren ade those fortunate enough soon as possible. atmospheres to be found in to be caught in the right place at Tacoma, this place definitely tops the right time. the charts. With a decor clad in stainless 516 S. Capitol Way, Olympia; 1 1 1 steel, a miniature . stage in back Market St. NB, Olympia and fireside seating outdoors, Vnriolls /ocnholJ$ Ilmmglwut Metronome is the perfect spot to Thi5 brand can be found on Tqcmtu1� my /nVorife spot; Sixth make a date with either a human Avtfme near Wright Park both Main Stree t at a shop of the or laptop. same name, and along the wharf

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across from the farmer's market at "Jumping Goats." This local roaster makes for a great cup of coffee no matter who is pulling the espresso. Order a Con Pana, an espresso topped with whipped cream, for best results, or just use anywhere that serves Batdorf and Bronson for a quick getaway from the like of Starbucks and Tully's. Plenty of other coffee joints deserve mention, so keep in mind that the journey always surpasses the destination and go exploring. So either take my advice, or take your choice of car, bus or bicycle by the horns and venture forth toward any number of other lovely coffee shops in our vicinity. Stay caffeinated Lutes.

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biUowing tent with lit underneath domina ted Red Square from Monday to Wednesd ay this week. The s t up was part of the Tacoma Museum of glass MobHe Hot Sh p, a pr gram that takes the art of glassblowmg ou t of the mu seum and into the public



Rebecca Jones, the museum's coordinator of the even t, said the furnaces are fueled by propane and req ire time to reach the proper tem perature for glassblowing 2,200 degrees. This is why museum employees set up the hot shop on campus two days before the event began Wednesday moming. In front of the tent were dozens of chairs, but few pe pie chose to sit in them, preferring to get up as close as possible to the creation of the glass. A table stood among the seats, laid out with candy, Tacoma Museum of Glass int mship opportunities and a drawing to win a pair of free m seum tickets. During the event, the MC - M rgan Peterson - made observations and explained the glassmaking process, as it was happening, with a microphone. A gl ss blower herseH, eterson was able to provide a variety of commentary and answer questions. She said the method of g lassblowing they performed was in the Italian style and that Seattle is a major area for the art because of the influence of Dale Chihuly, a famed glass artisan and Tacoma local. "Seattle and Tacoma are the

main hubs of glassblOWing pretty much in the world right now, besides Murano [Italy]," Peterson said. Glass blowers made about six piec , primarily creating cups of a transparent pink color called copper ruby. One piece glassblowers created was a dragon-stemmed goblet - a dragon with wmgs composed the tern of the g(lbl t. Upon completion, Jones said aU art goes into a special oven called an anneaiof, where they are kept at 900- 40 degrees for 14 hours until the gradual cooling process begins. Without thi step,

Festival. They have also traveled as far away as California and Arkansas, Jones said. Before setting up the hot shop, the museum coordinated safety procedures with the Pierce County Fire Department. Jones said all of the equipment is also custom-made with fail-safes and all the artists are glass technicians and wen trained. Many of the students observing had been to the glass museum before. First-year Ke.lsey Johnson aid, 'W s really interesting to hear the process [of glassblowing] . It kind of makes me want to like, take a class or something." She sai It was better than seeing the glass blown in the museum, because you could move a lot closer to the process and see more of the art being created. Another observer, first­ " year Brendan Stanton, had also been to the glass before. "It's museum really interesting to see the creativity formed in different pieces of glass - each artist's creativity," Stanton said. "It's kind of neat because it's a different art form than you normally find." Stanton said he thought jt was a great way to expose more people to the art of glassblowing an d would l ike to blow glass himself at some point in the future. Th Tacoma Glass museum's goal with the Mobile Hot Shop, is to educate people and provide students wh may not be able to afford a trip to the museum with the artistic glassblowing experience, Jones said. "It's really exciting that we can go out to schools and bring the magic of glassblowing out to them." Jones hopes the glass created can be donated to PLU and put on display for students to see.

" Seattle and Tacoma are the main hubs of glassblowing pretty much in the world right now. . . Morgan Peterson

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the glass would not last. Ninety percent of the mobile hot shop's destination have been schools, Jones said. College visits began just last year, after the Museum .received a grant from the Washington State Arts Commi ssion to travel to college campuses. "1 really felt the need to focus on connecting better with the college-age students," Jones said. So far, the hot shop has visited the University of Puget Sound, South Puget Sound Community College and the University of Washington Tacoma. The h t shop also visits local community events such as the art-focused Tacoma First Night

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By Frank Edwards: The track isn't specifically my favorite place, I just love the outdoors. I love seeing people enjoying the weather and being active. 1 backpack a lot throughout the year, and there', omething about being outdoors that I genuinely j ust appreciate on a whole other level.

By Thomas SoeIenes: I chose the location because I enjoy night photography, an d I love how the lights make the building "glow" at night.

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laY, we tend to visit locations only at certain times, to the point where we could never imagine seeing th em in a different light. The passage of

jendly neighborhood into an alien landscape, but some places can withstand the distorting effects of light and shadow. Mast photographers


over the past week by finding their favorite places on campus and photographing them at different times throughout the day.

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if not the, favorite building on campus because it reminds me of old European brick.

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a feminine critique EATING DISORDERS EAT AWAY AT LIFE the ideal is possessed naturally by only


5 percent of American females."

Guest Columnist



As many as 24 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder. Among these people, 9 percent are between the a es of 12 and 25, making adolescents and college students the most vulnerable group . The Nati nal Eating Disorder Assodation has found that eating disordeI's stem from a mixture of psychological, interpersonal, social and biological factors. Eating disorders often act as a coping mechanism for individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and troubled familial or peer relationships. With all of the psycho-social stress rs of college that can amplify the aforementioned contributors, it's no wonder colJege students are so susceptible to eating disorders. Being away from home for the first time, navigating a new social network, balancing schoo1, work and play while exp riencing increased pressure in regards to the future all cause major stress and anxiety. Aside from stress about homework and deadlines, pressure from the media can amplify concerns about weight, eating and exercising habits. Our culture is highl y obsessed with thinn ss, partially due t the media's very narrow definition of b uty . Ac rding to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associa ted Disorders (ANAD), Uthe body type portrayed in advertising as

The constant depiction of a body type that represents only a small fraction of the greater population is an excellent moneymaker for advertising companies, but damaging to the self­ perception and health of the greater population Advertisements frequently consist of highly edited photos, which can provoke feelings of inadequacy in consumers. Because of societal pressures to be thin, the prevalence of dieting among children has increased. Eighty percent of 10-year-olds worry about becoming "fat" and 42 percent of first through third grade girls - aged six to nine wish that they were thinner. The feelings of inadequacy brought upon and perpetuated by the media are many times the catalyst for highly restrictive eating behaviors and extreme exercise that pushes beyond healthy limits. Twenty-five percent of college women have said that they practice bingeing or use laxatives in order to control weight. Eating dIsorders are certainly not just a "women's issue," however. Many young boys and men suffer from

"It's no wonder college stud nts are so susceptible to eating disorders."

eating disorders or distorted body image, In fact, 10-15 percent of people struggling with eating disorders in the United States are men. Men, like women, experience pressure from the media and their peers to achieve a certain body "ideal," which often consists of an extremely muscular phYSique. This pressure often manifests itself in unhea lthy eating habits or extreme exercise routines. B ca e many men have the perception that eating disorders only apply to women, they are often reluctant to seek oul treatment. If you think that you or a friend are suffering from an eating disorder, disordered eating or exercising habits, or low self-esteem and body dissatisfaction, you are certainly not alone. There are a mynad f great resources right here on campus such as the Women's Center, th Health Center and the Counseling Center. Great web resources include http:// and Rath r than viewing your body as a "trouble zone" with fat that needs to be "blasted" away, feed your body what it needs and move in ways that promote and sustain health. Broaden your definitions of beauty and attractiveness, and encourage others to do the same. Ru thie Kovanen hails from the great state of Michiga n, is a sophomore at Pacific LlItheran University and is s tudying an thropology, Hispanic studies and women's alld gender studies. Aside from reading and writing abou t fem inism, Ru tlne enjoys cJratting over a cup of coffee, baking bread and spending tim!: outdoors.

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visi n s een d con edly sks a grou f children, "so what's better, doing two things at once or just one?" "Two," th children gl efully answer, a� a sm iling y ung boy p roceeds to simultaneously wav his bands and shak e his h ad. Then an edited pictu re of an i Phlme emerges as an unse narrator points out "doing two thmg at once IS better." In today's technology- atu rated

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Contror)" to common belief, the human brain cannot process two separat tasks at once. Instead,


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speeds. Earl Miller, a professor of neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said, "switching from task to task, yo u think you're actually paying a ttention t everything around you at the arne time. But you're actually

�au� two !rimilar tas s are rompeting for usage of the same parts of the brain. Both tasks involve

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brain, the temporal lobe, canno t proc s bo tasks t once. While the idea that we !:an only focus on one thing at a . e may seem bleak, there is good news Bee use OUI brains hav to choose bPtween one task r another, we h a ve de eloped the ability prio ·liz tasks and tune out distrac �ns. This i a res ult of a tht>t' part of our brain, the fr ntal I be, which has wha t Daniel Weissman, a neuroscientist at the University of Michigan. rere.s to as the

on your phone, so you lip In a headphone and begin to listen. While you think you are pa Ing equal att tion to the professor and t the voice lail, you are actually switching back and forth between hstening to each source, and missing portions of both. When it's time to start the lab, you suddenly realize you can't remember the first step, but perhaps you can remember the third or fifth. In this particular example, multitasking becomes extra 'fficult

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Tricks and tips to combat college cabin fever QUINN Photo Editor


As college students, we are expected

to behave in contradictory ways. We are en c o u ra g ed to follow our dreams, then discouraged when our dreams pay out less than $ 1 00,000 a year. We are told we have a choice between a healthy social liIe and heaHhy grades, and we are expected to have both . We are to ld t1 at we shou ld fin d a job right out of coll ege in order to pay our debts, but we grad-ua t into a job market that never seem to have any openings. Perhap most basic of all th ese college contradictions is that we are expected. to explore our world and prepare for ur foray .into it,

but we are prevented from doing s due to, w II, college.

Af r a l ar ge am unt of social int raction I have to take same

I t is all too often that we spend I ng stretches of time in ur rooms or the library, straining

time to recover, which is often spent in my dorm room doing something unproductive. I find that having some shamefully idl time alone can be the only way to

OUT eyes at t he fifth re vision of an assignment that ultimately makes up a small part of ou r "key to the future." Werre perfectly capable of domg- it of course, but it takes its toll.

The f-eeling of sitting insid and tapping away at the keyboard whil the world chu ms on without you is painful, and can 't

be alleviated through expensive study away programs. It's enough to make you go a little stir-crazy. I'm an in trov rted person .


There n for 40th anniversary Roe Wade

in Washington, D.C. Jan. 22. Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to the Capitol. I






class and saw a huge number of these protesters waving signs proclaiming, "abolish abortion" and "this is the pro-life generation." I think everyone has the right to assemble or petition the government, but where I have a problem is When there are children involved. Yes, children. There were so many children there. These are human beings minors - who do not yet have the right to vote. These kids are likely aged 14 a t the most, virg-ins and maybe have not gone through the sex education courses taught in high school. Likely not all of the girls have beg-un their menstrua l cycles. And they are s ' 1 1 years away from being able to vote. Yet they are projecting a view, classifying themselves as the pro足 life generation. This is not simply an opinion, but a stance they are shouting at our elected officials. ! am not saying that those who cannot vote cannot get involved in

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have the same experi ences as I do. But we all know the feeling of

having or al l ife" ge in the way of our attempts to get a life. Fortunately, to keep myself from contracting cabin fever, I've developed severa l di ffe rent ways of compensating for th restrictions that school and w rk often put on me. Procrastination is not only the enemy of productivity, but also of y ur mental wel l-being. One way to keep from istraction is to

get in the way of om attempts to get a life."

yourself. Another way of avoiding cabin

fever is to do what you think you're missing out on. A fter a solid block of work, take a half足 hour off and go bug your friends

or work on what yo love doing most, sud1 as a hobby or that fiction you have been pecking at throughout the year. Skippmg out on what you love can not only ca use boredom, but I ha e fou n d thal it deprives you of a crucial part of your identity that you re ly on to su tain morale. Most of all, every once in a while do something to remind you of the utside world. It's easy to fee so isolated that there appears to be n thing of importance but you and your assignment. I f you

lutting this point, take a break from campus. Go for a walk or ha e dinner at a nice feel like you're

restaurant - anything to break the monotony of campu s life. I you feel like wha J'm d scribing fits you alam1i ngly weU, you aren't alone. 1f you think you're the loneliest, most asocial busybody on campus, remember that many of the people around you are thinking the exact sam

thing, no ma tter how active they may see m.




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polibcs. They can certainly work on campaigns and voluntee r. But protesting is another



but doing it all day would kill me. However, the opposite is also true: unplugging fr m the world can be refr hing, but to avoid SOcializing would be like

"We all know the feeling of having "real life"

not follow parents' po -tics Anti -abortion beliefs a personal decision

v. ruling

very seriously. At the same time, I love social interaction. I crave it in the same way that I crave exercise: it can be a fun way to exert energy and is personally nourishing,

when I' m recharged and ready for socializing again, my college ob ligations chain me to my chair. Depending on your work load or personali ty, you might not

k ep exactly that in mind - when } lU are bu ried in your room, you are depriving other people of

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get me through a stressful day, and take my access to privacy

depriving a plan t of sunlight. So

matter entirely. Protesting is a way of asserting your opinion on representatives. In the case of abortion, the issue is moral. To be frank, I do not trust these tweens' values. They screamed and shouted and could not adhere to typical polite metro足 riding etiquette. They were a swarm that menaced the metro system - unable to stay on their feet without flopping all over the place, unable to maintain a respectful volume when shouting immature things at one another, not being mindful of how their Pro-Life Generation signs poked passengers in the face. They are projecting adult opinions when they cannot even act like respectable adults for a 30-second elevator ride in the U.S. Capitol Building. Thi s is our future: politically active individuals who do not know what they think. I had to wonder whose beliefs they were projecting. Certainly, it was not their own. Like I said, they were around 12-years-old and do not know what they think.

Granted, many adults who vote or protest are neither informed nor well-mannered in public places. But those people are voters. They still have a constitutional right to participate the democratic process. in Children cannot vote. On the trip, one of the things that really stuck with me was something an associate from Cassidy & Associates, a big lobbying firm, said: everyone has the right to petition the government and the right to assemble. Yes, those are rights given to citizens in the First Amendment. But seeing these kids protesting, I have to wonder how far that right extended, and whether it should be extended to 12-year-olds.

Anna Sieber is a first year student at Pacific Lu theran University. She likes to write -which is why you 're reading this.

Republicans need to divorce from religious right By BRIAN BRUNS Columnist The Republican Party is in t r o u b l e . L o u i s i a n a Gov. Bobby Jindal gave the party a verbal spanking last Thursday at the Republican Committee's Winter

National Meeting. Jindal advised Republicans to stop treating voters like demographics and more like individuals. He reminded them skin color is not an accurate predictor of how someone will vote. Jindal even took time to blast Obama's economic policies. While Jindal is saying all , the right things to distinguish himself as a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, tough talk and fresh perspective will not be enough to win his party's nomination. Jindal is missing or intentionally leaving out one important factor that has determined the winner of almost every Republican primary since 1980. A candidate must win over the religious conservative base to be nominated. A 2012 Gallup poll showed only 48 percent of Republican voters would be willing to nominate an Atheist and only 47 percent willing to nominate a Muslim. According to those numbers, non-Christian candidates vying for the GOP nomination would find winning it practically impossible.

Republicans who emerge from the messy primary process often seem too extreme in the religion department for many independent Americans to vote for them. By the time they reach the light of the general election, they've been questioned about where they stand on abortion or equal marriage, what god they believe in and what churches they've attended. Richard Finger, Forbes online contributor, said in a post-2012 election interview, "the definition of conservative has shifted from running a responsible government with a balanced budget to how many days a week you punched your attendance ticket at church." Finger also said Republicans could gain more voters if they would adopt a policy of tolerance and stop alienating potential conservatives on issues of morality such as abortion or same-sex marriage. I agree with Finger. If the Republican Party wants to win elections consistently in the future, it needs to shake off the image of intolerance by attempting to reverse the coupling it has with religious conservatism. This is no easy task. The Republican Party cannot simply ignore a group as

politically active as the Christian conservatives. Nor can Republicans allow their party, and by extension their candidates, to be defined as intolerant of something like same-sex marriage as states across the country are passing same-sex marriage laws in record numbers. There would certainly be tremendous backlash from Christi an conservatives if the suddenly Republican Party became tolerant on issues that fundamental Christianity has largely been intolerant of. There is no telling what its own members would do if such a policy was implemented. There are no easy answers for how the Republican Party can take control of its own destiny. As long as it keeps setting itself up as the party of fundamental Christian morals, it will immediately alienate a large block of voters who would otherwise support the Republican Party's political agenda.

Brian Bruns is a father, a husband and a U.S. Army veteran. Sarcasm, wit and a good cup of coffee are all keys to his success. He can usually be spotted 711ursday night working for Mast TVs News @Nille or Friday nights hosting Lu tes, Listen Up! on LASR.

"Republicans who emerge from the messy primary process often seem too extreme in the religion department . . . ."



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Upcoming Games

Tomorrow IJS. Willamette (2), II a.m.


Men's Tennis


Upcoming Games

Upcoming Matches

Tomorrow v.�. Lewis and Clark, 1 p.m.

Tomorrow at Whitworth (2). noon

Women's Tennis

Thlck and Field

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Today IJS. Puget Sound, 3:30 p.m.

March 1-2: Linfield Erik Anderson

Sunday at Whitworth (2), noon

March 6 at Puget Sound, 4 p.m.

Tomorrow at Lewis and Clark 12:30 p.m.


Previous Games

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WiJL(3-0): Feb. 24 at Concordia

1oss(1-0): Feb. 24 at Lewis and Clark

Win(6-3): Feb. 23 at Willamette


Sunday vs. Willamette, 11 a.m.

WUl.(8-J): Feb. 24 at Corban

Win(8-2): Feb. 24 at Lewis anc


Win(5-4): Feb. 23 at Willamette

Win(S-4):Feb. 22 at George Fox

1o�s(9-0): Feb. 22 at George Fox

Making the big time where she is NCAA Div. I transfer bolsters the reigning national champion softball team 's roster By SAM HORN Sports Writer Nearly 3,000 miles away last year,

a future Lute was in the proce s o f becoming a softball star. Last seas n was Kelsey Robinson's first year at

Troy University, a NCAA Division r school in Alabama . After not being able to contribute

puoro COt;JUtsy OF KEUiEY 008IliSON

Sophomore Kel ey IWbiruion pitches agninst Lol1lliallll-LaJilyctte fur Troy wI March. Growing up ill .Pu,yallup . Robinson SlI�b Ll' tnw.sferred from the AlablUllil scb.ool largely to be clo�cr lo bllr IMllily.


as mud) as sh wanfed to the team at Troy, Puyallup native Robinson said she decided it would be best if she moved back to the state of Washin gton to be closer to her family. "My family inspires me because they give me so much mlpport and have given me all of these opportunities to become the player and person 1 am, so 1 want to make them proud," Rob inson said. One of Robinson's coaches from a softball cam p in Oregon re ruited her


to play at Troy after seeing her pitch

while driving in

at the camp. Robinson saw some time on the field in her first season at Troy . After appearing in three games d uring the

her pitching performance, Robinson

season, Robinson allowed three hits while pitching in 2 2/3 innings.

Robinson said she was lured to Pacific Lutheran Univers i ty because her pitching oach in high school told her about the school's proli fi c softball program. "T wa nt to contribute in any way I can to make our team successful I want to grow a.� a leader," RoblIlSon said about the pnvJlege of participating on a national powerhouse softball squad. Once Ro binson arrived on the campus of FLU, f:he made a name for herself in the realm of softball. Robinson not only pitches at PLU, bUl also plays right Iield. So far Ibis seaso , Robinson has batted .400

runs. Concerning

has not been kind to opposing batters. She currently boasts a 2.33 earned run average, which means she allows less than three runs a game, an impressive statistic for a pitcher Being a part of the softbal l team at PLU has been a way for Robinson to take a mental break from obsta es in her life and Simply focus on what's happening on the fi J d. Robinson started pi ying softball at a young age and said she has always loved the idea of being part of a team . She said she enjoys sharing the a rn e passion of softball with her teammates, which ultimately results in success on and off the field. "Our goal as a team IS take it game by game. I think this team. has what i t takes to win another national title," Robinson said . "I'm excited to see what the season will bring."

team plays weI in Oregon

Lutes go 3 -1 in NWC- CCC Challenge, improve to 7-3 By CHRISTIAN DILWORTH S�rt.� Writer

The Lutes b seball team had a strong showing in the CCC-NWC (Cascade Con giate Con fe rence Northwest Conference) Baseball Challenge I st weekend in Oreg on . In the four games they played in three days, the Lutes finished 3-1 on the weekend, amassing an impressive 7-3 overall record.

Linfield 3, PlU 1 Last Friday on a rainy night,

Pacific Lutheran University faced a strong Linfield pitcher in Aaron Thomassen, who held them to only three hits over seven innings, ending Pacific Lutheran's three­ game winning streak. PLU junior ace Max Beatty was in strong command of the mound through four, before a broken double play allowed Linfield to tie the score at

1 -1 .

Wi th one ou t and runners at the corners, Beatty fiel ded a grounder from. Tim Wilson. Beatty dished it to jtmior shortstop Nicholas Hall wh turned to find that Wilson had beaten the throw by a step, allowing the runner from third to score. After a stolen base by Wilson and a walk given to Corey VanDomelen, Nate McClellan d ve a double into left field, driving two more runs. After the Lutes scored one run in the second, Thomassen bore

d wn, all wing only three base

runners over the next five innings. The Lutes almost found a ra ll in the ninth inning when


sophomore outfielder Markus McClurkin hit a two-ou t double to the left field fence. This was stymied soon aft r Linfield reljef pitcher Justin Huckins struck out his fourth PLU batter with the tying run on first.

PlU 5, OIT 4 (10 innings) On Saturday, PLU played the

Oregon Institute of Technology

where the teams went into extra innings before the Lutes pulled out a win in dramatic fashion. Tied 4-4 going into the bottom

of the 10th inning, senior infielder Jacob Olsufka started a rally after being hit by a pitch on the eighth pitch of the at bat. Junior outfielder Dominick Courcy got his fourth hit of the game on a single to right­ centerfield, allowing Olsufka to advance to third. Six pitches later, McCiurkin hit a walk-off single to right-centerfield. First-year Cory Nelson, sophomore AJ Konopaski and sophomore Chris Bishop each threw a scoreless inning in relief before handing it off to sophomore Jacob Otness who, in turn, threw yet another scoreless inning and picked up the win. The five PLU pitchers held the Owls to only eight hits.

PLU 8, Corban 1

Trevor Lubking had a strong outing a gai ns t Corban allowing fiv hits, one run, a walk and 8

strikeouts through five innings. The bottom four hitters of PLU's lineup combined for nine hits, seven runs and six RBI. a

Sophomore Curtis Wildung, catcher and first baseman,

finished a single short of the cycle going 3 for 4 with two runs scored, driving in three.

PLU 3, Concordia 0

Pacific Lu theran scored three unearned runs in the top of the eighth to decide the pitcher' s duel between PLU's Chris Bishop and Concordia's Alex Boss. Sophomore starting pitcher Bishop dominated the Concordia lineup through seven innings. He only gave up six hits and two walks while striking out a whopping 14 hi tters. Konopaski

picked up the save, striking out another four batters. It was the Lutes' third shutout of the young season. With a record of 7-3, the Lutes open up their Northwest Conference schedule this weekend when it hosts Willamette in a three-game series. The teams will play a doubleheader tomorrow starting at 11 a.m. and a single game on Sunday also beginning at 11 a.m.

I n other news . . .

was named the NWC Pit -her of the Week after striking out 14 hatters · vee seven s(!oreless innings in a :3-0 win over Concordia on Sunday. He also pitcbed a scoreless inning of relief the cUw Before, triking out two. :- opbonlore pitch r Chris Bishop



reigning national champion softball team wa

upset las

weekend. Twice .. Pacific knocked the Lutes off 6-3 Saturd y on a

walk-off grand slam and Lewi Sunday.


and Clark downed the Lutes 1- 0

-The women's swim teanl earn d 'cholar All -America team

recognition for the fall with a team grade poillt average ofa.OS. - Follow @MastSports on Twitter for


up-to-the-minute PLU sports

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MARCH I, 2 0 1 3

A behind the scene s look at stories that are not told in the box score

By NATHAN SHOUP Sport:; Edi lor

It was th start of my first se ason at Pacific Lu theran We were taking what i now our yearly pre eason tri p to Phoenix to pLay some baseball games in the SUfI against some uality opponents. Now a seni r, and after play ing far too many games in the rain, fve really c me to appreciate that Arizona trip. As we started getting off the bus at Sea-Tac at the departures terminal three years ago, we noticed a larger, much nicer bus pull up behind ours. The University of Washington softball team, the reigning national champions, started filing off the bus. On that Husky softball team was Oanielle Lawrie. She was the returning National Player of the Year and would go on to win the award that year as well. She had won just about every softball award imaginable. We had all seen her play in the NCAA Div. I Softball World Series the year before. We were in awe. As we checked into the airport and printed our boarding passes, we obviously noticed the UW softball team was heading to a ga that was at least close to ours. When it was time to board, they got in the same line as us. We were going to Arizona on the same plane as the national champions. "We would like to we lcome the University of Washington softball team today," a flight attendant said over the intercom. "And als the PLU basebaU team," she mu mbled . That i s when i t started NCAA Div. m (03) problems.

D3 a thletes are supposed to be students fi rs t and athletes econd. Sports are suppo 'ed t be secondary. Whether we buy into th a t philosophy or not, the translation is simple: your small school team doesn't get nearly the funding o f larger chools. I want to be dea r - I'm not complaining. [ have loved every second of my tour-year baseball career at PLU and no dime could change that. Bu D3 problems, as many others and I have coined i t, is something that · everyone can laugh at. And over my time at PLU, I have humorously noticed my share of these problems. After the flight to Phoenix landed, we all made our way to the baggage claim. As we and the UW softball team watched the endless stream of baseball and softball bags pass, one of our junior catchers spotted his bag. Lawrie noticed hers. Our catcher walked right in front of Lawrie, who could be deemed a "celebrity," cutting her off and almost causing a collision. "Freshmen . . . " she said to our coach as she shook her head . Once we finished laughing and had collected our bags, we crammed onto the shuttle bus. The bus took us to the car rental center to pick up our white vans - driven by the coaching staff - that would provide our transportation over the next five days. We watched the Husky softball team board their charter bus and go on their way. 03 problems. When we drive anywhere in Arizona, we drive in a caravan. The three vans drive behind each other p ri m a ri ly because only our head coach in the front van knoW's

pick 'em Props to Hegg e, OenAdel an d Tacuyan for picking the Lmderdog, Toad lea rn ( Sta nfo rd)

last week. But the Cardinal lost by U in E.ugene and the three now

have an u phill battle sitting at 0-2. The re t of the field is wrestliI g among

1-1 .

itself in a first-place

t ie a t

We are taying in the Pac-1 2 conference lhis week i n a game that typically d iv i des Ule state. Washington Sta te (1 l-17, 2-13) travels to Sea tt l e this weekend to

play Washingt The gam!!

n (1 5-13, 7-8). Isn't






s tru ggled The Cougars ar in last pJace In the unference while the Ru kies aren ' t domg too much better in ninth pldce. But or lWO teams Ulat aren' t going to th J CM to urna ment - unless eiUler wins the Pac-1 2 tournament - and their fans, this is the big gest game of the year.

l hat we weren't the only ones dri ving white vans in Phoenix. We had aCCIden tally started foU wing a random white van. It wasn' t until we pulled into the parking lot of a grocery store that

we realized we had no idea where we were. 03 problems. It didn't take long to eventually find our way, but the story is still told among the team. When we fly to Arizona, we have to pay out of pocket for any bags we check, meaning most of us cram our unifonns and any clothes we need into our two carry-on bags.

Expect to see better basketbali than the two teams have played this season as the teams actually have something to play for pride.

W hington snuck past the C ugars in Pullman, winning by five, the first time the two teams met in early January. The Huskies have won two while of their last three gam Washington tate has dro pped

eight in a rol'. The Cougars' last victory came on Jan. 26 over

Oregon tate in Corvall is. The basketball version of the Apple Cup tips off SundllY at 12:30 p.m.

Washington State Cougar at Washington Iluskie

Portland/Salem region - George Fox, Linfield, Pacific, Willarnette and Lewis and Clark. When we p lay at one of those schools, We a l way s stay m the same hotel in Tigard . So do various other sports teams from different schools . Last weekend, we stayed at

thal hotel . So did !.he PLU softb all team. So did the Whitworth

women's basketball team, which won the NWC tournament. So d i d

th Puget Sound baseball team . It was a busy hotel. Continental breakfast is served in a small banquet room in the hotel. On Saturday and Sunday morning we shared the room

with the Whitworth basketball team.


The dynamic created by a baseball team and women's basketball team from rival schools sharing breakfast together can

"The dynamic created by a baseball team and a women's basketball team from rival schools sharing breakfast together can only be described as awkward." As we passed through the security checkpOint this year, some of us discussed how nice it would be to check our bags so we weren't forced to carry our heavy, on-the-brink-of-exploding bags around.

At that same time, the Seattle University men's ba ketball team walked by ca rrying nothing but their ph ones and iPad . The school presu ma bly pai d t check their ags. D3 pr blem . Five of the nine teams in the Northwe t Conference are in the

Melanie Schoepp athletic trainer pick: W5U record: 7-7

jacob Olsu(ka


scale this season, becan.c;e bo lh teams have


ap parent

track thrower pick: UW record: 7- 7

Sprin g Sports Sports Editor

of our games and my va - the trail van - got I st I t became

Kyle Peart

Th e Mast


where we are going. Last year in Arizona, my junior year, we were d ri v i ng from one

baseball player pick: W5U record: 7-7

J-/oley J-/arshaw softball standout pick: UW record: 7-7

, lIrvid Isaksen

basketball player pick: UW record: 1- 7

Dustin J-/efjfje NWC 'lolf /11 VP pick: UW record: 0 -2

�ndre lacuyan swimminij torpedo pick: UW record: 0-2

IIlan Denlldel

cross counbry stud pick: UW record: 0-2

only be described as awkward. 03 problems. After breakfast Saturday morning, a few teammates and I stepped into the elevator to go up to our rooms. Before the door began to close, a UPS baseball player walked around the comer obviously intending to use the elevator. ce h saw the four us in FLU baseball attire, he attempted to casually tum around like he forgot something. He was no actor. If I went to UPS I wouldn't want to uncomfortably ride in an

elevator with four PLU baseball p layers el lher. I doubt the Uni ver ity of Washington baseba I l team ever stays m the same hotel as Washington State. 03 problems. Two seaso s ago, we played Willamette i n Salem during a monsoon. Because of travel and money, it is impe.rative t fit all conference games in during the weekend. 1 is expensive and difficult to find time d uring the season for a makeup conference game. The game started that Sunday at 12:15 p.m It didn't finish until 6:47 p.m. The game took more than six-and-a-half hours after several lengthy rain delays. That was, and always will be, the longest game I have ever played. 03 problems. We call them 03 problems, but in reality they aren't problems at all. They are minor hiccups that come with the territory of playing collegiate athletics, which we are all grateful for. If anything, they provide fun stories that will be remembered forever. I will never forget cramming into those white vans, luggage stuffed to the ceiling, with my best friends - knowing that we got to spend the next five days in what was essentially baseball paradise - Arizona. I will never forget the fun memories staying in that Tigard hotel, counting down the minutes until cu rfew w h en We a l l have to go back to our rooms. I w ' ll never f rget the opportunity I was given to be a part of somethi g bigg r than myself, to repr sent this university. D3 perks.

Peart picked Oregon by 15 and the Ducks won by 11 . He picked Washing t o by 10 this week. Bonus p oints will not be awarded for predicting the point differential. We will all be i mpressed though.

Last week, We said Scho pp was an Or g n fan, b u t we didn't pomt out j u st bow big a Ducks' fa she is. "{ will root for any team aIming to beat the H skies," she said. [s she thinking with h I heart instead of her head? Olsufka is an eastern Washington native (Spokane) so he had to go with the Cougars this week. His response when asked who h was picking, "please ... " After watching hours of game film and r ading up on the game as mu h as possible, Harshaw came to one drastic conlusion. " UW. I like their uniforms better." Isaksen was seen on national TV at the Jan. 31 Husky game against Arizona. He was w aring purp ! and he stands by that tllis week. Last week, Hegge picked UW even though the game to predict Stanford at Oregon 11ili week was a given for Hegge, but he till found a way to pick a non-playing leam. "Cougars all lack brains. Bow down to Washington #golutes," he said. wa

Tacuyan could really u e a Washingt n win this week Nobody has ever started 0�3 and c me back to win. TIll j only lh second Season of the Mast pick ' em, but history i history, right? DenAdel may be 1 ng-diS ance-- running his title chances into the ground. He will remain in last place despite Ih outcom but will be within a game of the leaders With a Husky win.

MA RCH 1. 2013



MARCH 1. 2 13



Lutes try w · nni g for a change

After going 0 for 2 years in conference, the women 's tennis team is 4 - 0


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By BRAl"IDON ADAM Sports Writer Pacific



lennis had a tremendous start to the season, wum i ng i ts first foul' games while curbing an infamous

two-year conference losing stTeak.

So fa r, PLU has defea ted the regionally ranked Linfield and Pacific Univer Ity m their season opener and accumulated tw o more wins last weekend defeating George Fox an d Willamet1e. Senjor tea m captain Tina Aarsvold had a phenom enal performance in her m tch in the season opener at Linfiel d and was a warded Northwest Conference StudentTennis W men's

AthJete of the Week. Aar void is undefea , d in both singles and doubles. Aarsv ld, along with her hitting partner, junior Leah N e well , r mai ns unb aten i n women' s o. 2 doubles. The two dominated all four matches w innin g 8-4 agains t Linfield, 8-6 against Paci fic, 8-2 agamst Georb�-Fox and shutting (lut Willamette 8-0. Their most



o u t of the [our ganles was against Linfield. "Li nfield has been confer4!Oce champ eig ht years," Newell said.

"So it wa ' a really big match."

As team captain, A an.;vol d said she is pleased how the season has

begun and hopes to carry the winning momentum thT ughout the season. '1t started off real ly well and we're just go ing to keep that g ing." AaT

Id sai .

Other standout players this season are first-years Sa mantha Lund and Pay ton McGriff, who set the pace by winnmg the No. ] d ubles match in Linfield 8-4 and the n winning a crucial tie-breaker at


M Griff feel the tea m ' s cohesion has been a factor in the team's str ng start. "We're all very g ad a1 working together," McGriff said . " I thought i t was a really great way t start our season off."

Singles tennis is also experienci ng s e success thi s season. Sophomore Allison McClure haS won three of h r four Singles matches a s well as both her oubles match in the season opener.



season ' s w inning stTeak to

team' 5 work ethic.

this h r

"What went welJ was our p repara tion going into thal m atch [Linfield ]," McClure said . "We went out and we had a J t to prove comin g In as the underdog . "

ts P g

Pacific Lutheran

ho u et this aitemoon at 3:30 p . m. before travelmg to Oregon to play

So und

Lewis and Clark 1 2:30 p.m.




And the bas s keep s runnin'

PLU sprinters andjumpers ready to get it {season} started By BRANDON ADAM Sports Writer

Sophnmore sprinter Marqui.MakllJl' Olt rcllt'hcs for tll teammal.e



from ""ph

baun Bmdley during rela) pra4'tice on 1UesdlQ'. The PL

sl.ilrb! iL St!1U!(tn today Id ille LinlieI<l Er' Andersun Icebreaker:


track team

With their season starting today at Linfield, Pacific Lutheran's track events for , sprints, hurdles and distance rmming are showing promising depth this season. Athletes and coaching staff alike hope for an excellent season while placing high in conference. "We're gom1a be strong," running coach Michael Waller said . "It depends how much d plh we have." The d epth W lIer was referring to is how many points each athlete can bring in. iiI could wi n e ery race and lose conference if 1 don't have depth," Waller said. are alhletes Returning enthusiastic to meet new personal reco rd s. Senior jumper and runner J o seph Mtmgai has his goa] set. '1'01 forward to looking impco\Tffi g my high jump," MWlgai s ason, a id . La st

Mungai' s record for high jump was 6'4" . Another returning athlete is sophomore sprinter and jumper Marqui Makupson, who said he wants to score even higher in the tTiple jump and sprints. Makupson won the Northwest Conference tTiple-jump title last year, leaping 45-7 and 3/4 inches and finished fifth at the conference meet in the IOO-meter with a tIme of 11 .23 seconds ''I'm really exd ted for everything coming, tha t' s especially after a rea l ly great last season/' Makuspon said Makupson said he feel like he L'l in for a streng season. De ai m s Lo triple j1.rrnp 46 meters, long jump 22.6 meter , and run the l OO-meter in 1 1 seconds flat.

Men's hurdling is looking promising as well. "We should sweep," hurd ling coach Faven Araya said "My hurdlers should be at the top 0 the conference." The hurdling prospects are seniors Jeffery Toima n a nd Dave




25th in hurdlers in the previous conference w ith a time of 25.55. Araya holds her hurdlers in high esteem and hopes to place hi gh in conference. ''I'm looking forward to doing better than the previous year," Araya said. "Our men hurdlers did exceptionally well last year." Though the men's roster is developed, the women's side of the events lac s depth, mainly because of eco n omic reasons and

other co mmitments. "A lot of the students tha t come out to the track are multi-sport a thle te s," head coach Heal:her Krier said. "Instead of coming out for track, they're hav i n g to get

jobs and internships."

Though the women ' ro ter is weak in numbers, Krier believes the remaining fe male ath]etes

have tremendous potential. "'the talent is still there," Krier said. " We have got quite a few fre hmen on board. " Eight of the 20 women on the women's roster are first year .





Baseball team takes two of three games in conference

Choirs invite high school students to Lagerquist




MARCH 8, 2013

VOLUME 89 NO. 14

CAR CRASH AT HEALTH CENTER By ALISON HAYWOOD News Editor A speeding car took out the rail in g on the wheelchair ramp of the Health Center after taking a tum too wid at the com r of Park Avenue and

121st Street last Friday night at 12:1 9 a .m . 1be driver,

who was not a Pacinc Lu theran niversity student, escaped unhurt and fled the scene. An off-duty Pierce County Sheriff's Department deputy notice a car peeding n ar Tmgelstad Hali

whjle doing a regular weekend pa t rol around PLU. The deputy turned around, as h had been going in the opposite direction, and foll wed the vehicle up

Park Avenue. The suspect vehicle tum d west ound nto 1 21st Street, where it took the turn wide, ran into th handrails of the wheel ai r ramp of the Hea lth Center and bounced back oft, spi nning. The driver and a backseat passenger e 'i ted the vehicle willIe it was still mow g. The driver ran through East H a u ge parking Lot toward campus, the passenger ran away fr m cam p us and a third passenger got out of the car and ranaine at the

A car era. hed inlu l Jie railing ,r l ite wh ' 'Idlllir ramp for the Health Center on Friday night ilt 12: 1 9 a,m. when speeding aroun I the corner IT m Park t\v nue tv 12151 SI r et . The drivcr fled tbe weoe on foo t and has not yet been caught , u.Ilhough he has been identified b . a pn. senger wbo r 'Illu in d al I he crime ce n ' , None of Ute people ill olved wer PLU students.

crime scene, The deputy talked to the remaining passenger


Seismic renovations to rock Stuen and Ordal By KELSEY M EJ LAENDER Copy Editor Stuen and Ordal halls will soon receive major face-li ft'. Built in the 60s, the halls have not "recei ed

any major attention" and there have only been minor renovations, Torn Huelsbeck, executive director of Residential Life, said Students have n nee , Darien Upshaw, a sophomore a.nd Ordal resident who lived in S h.l en I st year, said

he spoke to a former

resident of Stuen, said


student who lived in Stuen about 40 vears ago. "They pretty �uch

the lighting in Stuen is "atrocious" and she would fix that. "1 think that it [Stuen] has li e good bones, because of wh n it

the summer of 2014 to receive the renovations, though tills is subject to change,

described what my room was like last year," Upshaw said, Regarding


of Upshaw spok th basement and bathrooms, The basemen t is "just creepy, even when the light' s

on and it's midday," U haw said. He also said "the ba throoms are crazy," describing them as "pretty outdated" with cracked and worn tiles, Sophomore Kelli Blechschmidt, a







sturdy build ing,"

Blechschmidt said, but "the aestheti s are no longer there and are very tom and threadbare."

That will change starting this summer. Stuen Hall wiJI be closed for one year, from June 2013 to June 2014,

for the construction, Ordal will remain open to provide hOUSing during the academic




In an email sent out to residents of both halls,

Huelsb ck e plained Stuen's construction win take longer so the university can avoid paying contractors extra and for doubl e shif weekend work. As the smallest hall on cam pus, Stuen's temporary closure during the



Ordal i s one of the newer dorms on campus. It will be renovated this summer for the first time since its completion in 1967,

Campus religious group reaches out to LGBT community By TAYLOR LUNKA News Wri.ter

Pacific Lutheran University's stud ent con gre ga ti on is open to ever one - regardless of sexual



orientation, religion.




Univer i ty Congregation has always een this way, but

it will soon be legitiml.Zed on pap r by becoming a church

that is part of a program called �c ncilingWorks. ReconcilingWorks is a new movement Lutheran congregations are taking on that advocates the inclusion of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) Lutherans. One of its major programs is Reconciling in Christ (RIC). According to http :// w w w . c c o n c i l i n g w o r k s . o r g, RIC is a national program, willch "recognizes Lutheran communities that publica II)' welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender believers." In 2009, the Evangelical





(ELCA) a ffi rmed that pastors could perform gay mauiag 5 in states where it is legal. Since University Congrega tion is a memb r of ELCA, the Uni versl ty Congregation Coundl

said they f It RIC was the nexL step for the congregatio , J unior Tommy Flanaga n, missi ns oordinat r of L.l-t e University Congregational Council, attended a conference during fall semester in Olympia to learn about the RIC program , Base o n what he lean1e a t the conference, h e said he decided this nee de to be im plem nted here at PLU. "It's the fact we are a liberal










MARCH 8, 2013



school year


not lead to

a housing shortage. Despite the advanced year of both residence halls, upd a ting the facilities


and rooms primary goal.


5� on tinu


no t


The federal govenunent a arded Pacific Lutheran University with grants





to ensure the residence halls are secure in case of " T h e earthquakes. gran ts are why w e're doing

the renovations," Mercy Daramola, and Stuen Orda1's resi dent director,

said. Further renovations are tiU undeci ded because


the seismic "the b eline improvements," Huelsbeck said. What the additional renovations will entail is



for all

Ord a l to g

up following the construction. Dar amola said once the renovations are -com plete, she ex pects students will "want to be in a building that' going to

still tentative. "We can be quite certain there will be fresh paint, fresh carpet through o u t the building,"


doing major work in the ba throoms." Con cerni n g cost, Huelsbeck said the federal

occupancy in Harstad jumped after it receiv d renovations, and residence "more hal ls become

Huelsbeck said. know we're going

go ve m me t is three-q uarters


"We to be

covering of the



Left: Students use the lounge in Ordal Hall shortly after its completion in

university will pay

other renovali os. B tb Daramo J a and Hue! beck expect tuen and occupancy in



lo t of nice things

it." Huelsbeck

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attractive to shJdent

" with r nova tions and upgrades.


Right: Ordal Hall as it is today has not undergone any major renovations since it was built.






MARCR 8, 2013


'What to do at PLU

Tacoma comes together to celebrate sustainability By TEPl-IANIE B ECKMAN Guelil Writer 5cluth SOund The Sustainability Expo offered more than compost and solar anel fl,r Tacoma residents on Saturday, Pacific Lutheran Uni versi ty parb'le reel aga ' with fellow umversihes and Joe rgani.7.ati ns f(lr the sixth cunsecutive yea r t sponsor the expo. B usines ses and CItiZens came together at the Greater Tacoma Convention ;md Trad e Centedor the day t o nnect with vendors and attend work. h ps. Bill Peregnne of Earthdance Organics covered the importance of utilizing the Puget Sound's native plant!. in landscaping. tephanie LeisJe, Pierce County environmental services ed ucator, di c us eu proper times for eed germination and planting whi le Brad Burkhartzmeyer of Sun's

Eye Power presented the basics

of sola r power.




workshops, the Tacoma School of the Arts performed interpretive

dances that had environmental

messages. Outside the wo r ksho p area during the presentations, the can 'ention room was filled with 80 d ifferent vendors an d organJ7.ations l ook i ng to educate the estimated 500 re id nts ()f Tacoma wno attended. KristIn Lynett, sustainability m ana ger for the city of Tacoma, said her goal ' for th,e expo were for people t feel that Tacoma

Ongoing "How I Le arned to Drive" by Paula Vogel. Examine yOU T conceptions of victimization and empowe.rment. Studio Theater. Marcil 7-9 alld 15- 16 at

7:30 p. m and March 1 7 at 2 p.m.

Friday Chocolate Fest. Celebrate International Women' Day and Fem inlSt Pride Day. 1 -4 p. m. W011lCII 'S Cel/fer.

Fa l ty, students and member of the Parkland gathered in community La gerqu is t Concert Hall on Sunday to hear pia n is t Cameron Bennett. Bennett, dean of the School of Arts and Communication (SOAC) and a m usic professor, played a l on gsi de friends in the second ann ual event. Re is a member of the College Mu ic Society, Chamber Music America, and serves on the boards of the Music Teachers Associa Lion National and the Central Ohio Symphony Or estra. He was recently appointed by former Governor Christine Gregoire to be a commissioner on t he Washington State Art s Co mm iss · o n.


arts schooi and

have many faiths, " Flanagan sai d. T �st th wat rs with ille program, the un iversi ty rece ntly gave a survey to see how open !he congregation wo u l d react to the R I C prQgram. Fl anag an said the survey resulted in po itive

feedback. "By the

end of th year, we will be l'sted as an RIC

church," Flana gan said . U. i vers i ty C grega tion

will have Lo go through the 14 ste ps it takes to becom e a RIC church. TIlese steps include eve rything from ed ucation op po rtu ni ti . � to pla nni g community events and conversations positive


OQ,"IUUC htrh ventlur.s . 1JeU.k with event , I I1ft' IL' th Soulh Snund SUlftaillnbility • pl' < III iurliay, husled al U, Grealer Tacoma Conveution and 'nude cnter. P"rlicip(lting orgnnization� included Pugel Snutlc.l Energy, university of' Wn$hiogt HI Tal·tolDlI. UuivCl'liil) of Pugel SOWId. 1'a"(>O'1I Envimnmt'tllal . n.;\' & Office I II' F.nvjnmmehllil Pulic:y and •. 1I!!I R.inBhlltty. and ThCODJn Public l itilili(!.�. does care about sustainability and to p ro v ide citizens with ven ues to become more sustainabl e. 'They may be interested in one partlcu lar tOPIC, but fight next that one booth they11 find somc tl�ng thaL they di d n' t even know about," Lynett aid PLU's QlemislTy Club had their own booth at the expo and inform d att nd� about the chemical attribu te of everyday it�ms s uch as Ilght bulbs, fire alaTll'lS and batteries. JessIca Wade, chem.istry d u b

secretary, 'ald they selected which i tems to howcase ba-ed on the househ o l d items that aTe more commonly th rown away instead of recycled. "Someo n.e that maybe d o es n ' t notice chemi tIy every day can realize that there are a lot of chemkal reactions going 0 around them/' Wade Sald. OU'issy Cooley, sustainability manager for PLU, was also at lhe expo. Willie talking about wha t . he wanted studen to take a wa y irom th e expo, C oo l e y said, 1 "

In the Tacoma area, B ennett is a ember of the Arts and CulLure Grants Committee of the Greater Tacom a C om mu ni ty Fo undation . The concert featured him on piano, while friends and rae Ity Sven Ronni g, C ra i g R i ne an d Richard Trea t p l a yed their own instruments. Ronning, chair of string division and associate professor of music at Paci fic Lutheran University, played the violi . Rine, professor of clarinet and member of the Camas Wind Quintet at PLU, played the clarinet. Treat, member of the Regency string quartet and cello faculty member on campus, p layed his cello for the audience. Bennett opened the recital with three different pieces he played solo. The second piece, Piano Prelude No. Eight composed by J ason Bahr, made i ts worl d

about the chaIlge. Junior Lucas Kulhanek, campus ministry steward and co-commissioner for Queer-Ally Student Union (QASU), said this is a "really good Lhing being d one." Besides this being a "safe place for LGBTQ Ku lhanek com m uni ty," s id, "I hope that this program really encourages students t feel like th y are to be more included into the community itself." KUlh anek said he and his partner attend Uni versi ty Congregation re gu l arl y and "it's been gre t. I Lov e


it" H al ( aid he want:; sludents and facul ty to 1m w that they aren't judged, and anyone i s welcome. Pastor Dennis Sepper agreed and wants students

premiere on the stage at Pacific Lutheran Un i versity . After his solo pieces, B ennett' s friend came ut for th if first ensemble p iece , The redlal ended w ith a piece played by Bennett and frien ds from comp ser Olivier Messiaen.

Bennett said he chose to end with this piece because Messiaen

was "one of U1e most unique voices of the 20th century."

Bennett's son, Julian, attended the recital. A freshman at the Tacoma School of the Arts, he came to support his father and his cello teacher, Treat. Julian said "my favorite was the last piece when they were all together. " Julian said watching his

he had been father pra ctice alone and said "it was interesting" to hear them all together. Junior Katie Wenndt, who

as well as faculty to feel included. "Every individual is created by God and is to be valued," Sepper said. Sepper said he is excited that University Congre gation has "decided to make this a priority" and be listed as a IU church. U niveTsi ty Congregation is held every Sunday at 1 1 a. m . in Lagerquist Concert Hall.

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Just hop th Y gel eXCIted about so melhing . Y; u learn. s much

more when you're enthusi asti c and ther are flO booths there tI .:t are potential things to spark your interest." C aley also pointed to upcoming local t?Vents stud ents

can become involVl'd with, such as lhe end of RecycleMania, college recyc li ng competition in which PLU hold sec nd pl ace, as wel l a s the Habitat Restorahon work pa rty that is taki ng p]a� on

March 17.


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was amazing. Dr. Bennett amazmg," Wennd t sai d .


also enjoyed She sa i d sh hearing th violin because it was tuned d i fferently than a standard one. Benett said this is an annual concert because of what i t b rings to the PLU community. "It is important and

Saturday Ultim ate Men's toumamenL .8 a.m. - 10 p.m . F o s Field, Soc.cer Field, SynUletic Turf Field

StDlday Pas over ] 01 . Students of all faiths are invited to join the

Interfaith COl.1ncil leam aboul the Jewish holiday Passover a a precursor to the Seder Dinner Tuesday evening 12

p. m. Mary Baker Rus"cll.


for to

hold their status. You got to walk the walk and talk the talk," he said. He said it is also important for

faculty to be productive in their field. Bennett and others will perform again on Thursday at 3:40 p.m. in Lagerquist as part of the conference in Holocaust education.

Wednesday "Defiance" mOVie and with discussion Sharon Rennert. 6:30 p.m. Xnviel' 201: NardI/IIi t u·cfll. rc Hall.

Thursday Holocaust survivor Josh Gortler. 1 :45 p.m. A UC Chris Knutzen Hall. Art and the Holocaust: Aesthetic Understanding Experience as Empowerment. 3:40 p.m. Lagerquist Concert Hall.

Friday Literature and Journalism: Empowerment of a Culture." 1 :45 p.m. AUC Chris Knutzen Hall.

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descriptions of the suspects, but accident. "We were obviously pretty CAR CRASH FROM once the witnesses said they PAGE l didn't know the suspects and shooken up, and we were just hadn't seen where they went, the confused at why the police and then released her after she police told them to leave. didn't want to talk to us," first颅 verified the driver's identity. The students then went to year Hannah Ferguson, who Assistant Director of Campus Campus Safety, who took down witnessed the a.ccident, said. Safety Jeff Wilgus said, "she their names but were also not The witnesses spoke with hadn't done anything wrong." He interested in talking to them as Campus Safety, but Ferguson said said they were not able to find the the police were handling the they "just kind of got the attitude driver right away because he fled on foot. Wilgus said none of the people None of the people in the vehicle were PLU in the vehicle were PLU students to his knowledge. students. Four students walking on the sidewalk on the library side of Jeff Wilgus 1215t treet witnessed the crash. They approached the police after assistant director of Campus Safety the police were don W1th the passenger to see if they wanted

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of like 'why are you here?' . . . we just felt like they should have debriefed us better about things." Ferguson, a Hinderlie resident, later spoke with her Resident Assistant (RA) about the accident. She said she thought one of the witnesses was writing Campus Safety an e-mail about their concerns with how they were treated, but she wasn't sure. "I haven't had any concerns raised," Wilgus said. "I heard that there were a few students who were talking to their RAs after the fact . . . but I haven't heard anything about people being concerned about how it was handled."


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Alternative Spring Break trips feature themes of service, adventure By GRACE DEMUN Guest Writer

Spring break has always been the chance for students to press pause on their schoolwork and enjo y some (Tee time, either by traversing the country or by staying in Washington. me students may even stay on campus to njoy the quiet atmosphl"re and socialize with friends. For others who wish to either tra 1"1 or participate in community service, there are Pacific Lutheran University's Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips. These trips, open to any PLU student, range from the entire spring break to one or two days at a time. ASB trips are intended to get students in' ol ved in community engagement and service and they have multiple locations, from Parkland to Guatemala.

1. Guatemala

Campus Ministry is hosting an ASB trip to Guatemala during Holy Week, which is March 21-31. Holy Week in Guatemala is one of the most elaborate celebrations in the world, complete with dramatic readmgs of the passion story, processionals and rich carpets made of flowers, seeds and dyed sawdust. Students will be able to experience Guat.:malan culture and learn about the social justice issues surrounding coffee production. University Congregation sponsors a Guatemalan family - who PLU students will meet - through Common Hope, an organization that focuses on providing education, healthcare and other services to the people of Guatemala. This trip has already been filled, but students can contact Campus Ministry ( for more information.

2. Parkland Staycation Campus Ministry is also co-sponsoring the Parkland "Staycation," where students can get to know Parkland through various . se ce activiti in the area. Students have the choic to either do the entire Staycation experience, or to pick and choose any days from March 22-27. Th Y will be able to engage in activities ranging from participating in a college panel and volunteering th ir time at a food bank, to spending an afternoon and evening socializing and holding discussions . with students and staff. Several community organizations are involved in this trip, including James Sales Elementary, Kiethley Middle School, Parkland First Baptist Food Bank; SAFE Streets, L' Arche Farm, Rainier View Community Christian Church and Trinity Lutheran Church. Tommy Flanagan, missions coordinator on the University Congregation Council, said if a student is interested in getting a firsthand look at PLU's immediate community, the Parkland Staycation would be a great introduction. The deadline to apply has passed, but students can contact Flanagan ( if they are interested.

3. Parkland Plunge Ignite is sponsoring a "Parkland Plunge" where students will join other volunteers to be, according to the PLU website on ASB trips, "the hands and feet of Jesus" in the Parkland area, according to the CCES }Veb page. Twenty students will live together at a local church and partner with local organizations to provide service to the Parkland community. Service activities will vary, including house construction

There will be an offic ial send-off for all Alternative Sp ring Break Trips on March 2 0 r:Juring Chapel. and youth programs to food bank work. "We are excit d 路to partner with God in what He is already doing in Parkland," AmeJia Klein, a PLU alum and Parkland Plunge communication coordinator said. Ignite traveled to Haiti the last two years. Klein said "this year, we wanted to reach those that we walk past every day. We all expect to be challenged, and to grow in our faith, as we serve the needs of the Parkland community in practical ways." This trip is already full, but the Parkland Plunge team said they would like to invite students to partner with them in prayer. Contact Amelia Klein ( to be added to the prayer team or the interest list for Parkland Plunge 2014.

4. Utah national parks Outdoor Recreation is sponsoring an out-of-state trip to Utah. Twelve students will spend a week camping, backpacking, hiking, bouldering and exploring Zion and Arches national parks in Utah. The deadline to apply for this trip is at least two weeks before spring break, which is this coming Monday. Students should contact Matt Leslie ( for more information. Until recently, there was a Habitat for Humanity ASB trip planned. Tiffany Lemmon, assistant director of Community Engagement and Service, said the trip is

no longer available because of the lack of student interest. "We're happy to support in those [other trips] and make them successful," Lemmon said. Though the Habitat trip is no longer an option for students, the Center for Community Engagement and Service (CCES) will be involved in the other Campus Ministry trips. "We1l be helping support a reflection dinner for all of the students who went on the Alternative Spring Break trips so they can come together and talk about their experiences," Lemmon said. "So we11 be helping to support in that way." Each trip will have a blog set up on the CCES that students will use to post about their experiences.

FOT more infonnation on ASB trips cheek out the CeES website at http://www.plu.

" edu/service.

MARCH 8. 2013


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The benefits 'Outnumber' t e challenges

Directors of student web series reflect on the production process By CA MILLE ADAMS & RACH EL DIEBEL

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For two TV-Iovmg nerds, Student Media as first years was like walking into a wonderland 01 opportunity The cameras are named after superheroes and hi pp mg battles, l ike Damo VS. Stefan of "The Vam pire Diaries," art> subjects of whiteboard debates. We started out ac; journalists for TI,e Mast, shll looking for a ::;ectiOn to can h o m e Then, we were assigned our first video story. We were whiling away the first of many glazed-over hours of ecliting in the Mast TV room when Storm Gerlock, t e TV station manager, asked us why we decided to write for The Mast. As English majors, we both hope to one day use our degrees for something other than working at Starbucks. Rachel aspires to work in publishing though she is aJso interested in directing, while Camille's interests lie in screenwriting. Storm suggested we further our work with Mast TV, and in fact, take it to a new level, perhaps by creating an original webseries. Thus "Outnumbered" was born. We decided to tackle the eaSIest and most recognizably structured genre: the rom corn. " Outnumbered" is a college romantic comedy about a boy who goes to great lengths to get a girl's attention. Camille whipped out the


Tbe cast of "Outnumbered" poses in front of Hinderlie Han. "Outnwnbered's" first season concluded in February after five episodes. The webisode can be watched online anytime on Mast TV's website or Youtube channel.

script in under a month, and we sh lIed out money to Amazon for storyboards to make us feel like legitimate show runners. We held auditions in Hinderlie HaB, and the read-through took place a week later. It was at the read-through that we realized how much fun this was going to be. Rachel donned her immediately director's cap, and Camille was shocked to hear people laughing at her jokes. The first scene we filmed was a 3D-second clip where

we learned that dorm room lighting is the bane of a college cinematographer's existence and that 3D-seconds can take half an hour to film. When we filmed a scene with aJl the girls in the cast, we learned how quickly scenes can devolve into conversation and laughter. The blooper reel formed twice as fast as the actual script. We learned the logistics of booking buildings on campus, maintaining outfit continuity, avoiding Washington rain and dealing with fire drills. We moved

from taking excessive shots with two cameras to more weB­ planned footage with one. We loved working with our wonderful and flexible cast, making lasting friendships in the process. We got a kick out of our "professional" photo shoot of the cast and crew and sneaking in cameos when we could. We spent weekends editing in the Mast TV room and learning how best to mesh our creative instincts. Then we loved watching the views increase on YouTube after we published our very first

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'Shows online de onstrate creat °vity and gain millions of views By RACHEL D I EB

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In a world of instant gratification with text messages and the Internet, sitting through a 45-minute episode of TV can seem like too much of a commitment for some people, Luckily some hip, enterprising members of the entertainment business have found a way to use s ciety's shortened attention span to their advantage by creating web shows. Getting a show made in the traditional television world is

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that for content creators and can be a delightful surprise for consumers. year marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's most popular novel, "Pride and · Pre·udice." It is one of the most re-made pieces of literature ever, spawning parodies such as "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and mystery sequels like "Death Comes to Pemberly." Naturally, it also has a web show adaptation. Lizzie

is modernized. Lizzie - played by Ashley Clements - is studying mass communications in grad school and started a YouTube channel as part of a class project. The show smoothly adapts all of the novel's major plot points, turning a runaway tryst into a sex tape disaster and the original story's rich, bTooding Darcy into the CEO of a successful company. It also strives to represent racial First


is a web show success story, with more than 1 60,000 subscribers an 23 million views. It represents the ideal all web show creators aspire to. Howe er, countless smaller shows exi st that re just as compelling though not as popular. "Squaresville" stars Mary Kate Wiles - who also plays Lydia Bennet in "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" - as Zelda, a teenager w 0 feels like her ambitions are too big for the small town she lives in . Along with her best friend Esther, Zelda tries to banter heT way through high school and a ll of its accompanying highs and lows. "Squaresville" doesn't have the notorie�y f "The Bennet Lizzie Diaries" with less than a fifth of t he number of subscribers. wry, its However, nostalgic portrayal of friendship and first love captured the attention of many loyal fans as well as Entertainment Weekly, which recently ranked it as number four on its "Must List." Big budget television shows will likely never go away entirely, but web shows like "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" and "Squaresville" are demonstrating their rising strength as competitors. Web show creators are banking on the fact everybody has five minutes to dedicate to watching a YouTube video, and five minutes is all it takes to get hooked by a captivating story you hope will never end.

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shows are cancelled too quickly to even gain a fanbase. Web shows are a way around


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diversity, casting black people and Asians in pivotal roles. The show's real innovation though, lies in its level of online interaction. All of the characters have Twitter and Tumblr accounts and use both platforms to have conversations with each other and with fans of the show. No online show has attempted this kind of transmedia immersion before, and it has paid off for the show's creators. "The




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Stude nt b and finds local fanship on Garfield Street By COLE CHERNUSHIN

Guest Writer Mister Master put Northern Pacific Coffee Company (NPCq in an uproar at their show on February 23. The band of students consists of Pacific Lutheran University seniors Brandt Parke Nick Barene and -Mark Christensen as well as University of Washington student Sam Grose. They played so loudly soun resonated to the wooden benches near the Garfield Market Parking lot, where pas rbys could hear the sound with ample clarity

Between the four band membeTs Master lies over 40 years of of Mist experience. Though the band has only been pi ying with t · r current line up

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behind the wall of s und being produced in front of him. Come the end of their set, NPCC housed enough energy to fu an atomic bomb. The band describes themselves as sounding somewhere between Hendrix and Soundgarden. "Brandt and I often trade material and put things together tha t way," Barene said. "Then we bring in th se guys and we shuffle it around a little bit more until we like how it sounds."

The band's next obstacle is just stayLf\g together, as both Christensen and Brandt graduate next fall. They an said they remain hopeful their

long a it remains true, we will fiIld the time to make ro u ic together."

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Choir invitational brings prospective musicians to PLU High Graham-Kapowsin School called Lagerquist


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"one of the most unique and breathtaking auditoriums" and said the organ was his favorite part.

The music department at Pacific Lutheran University is working to raise the next generation singers. Last


Shldents gained a n new perspectiv their pieces through workshops with professors, including Richard Nance and Brian Galante.



the university hosted a choral invitational for local high schools.

On Feb. 28 and March 1, choirs from 18 Washington converged schools on Concert Hall

Junior Zac Bates from Rogers High School said, "it was great to have another ear to pick out things in our performances

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we wouldn't think of." Jitters were common as the high school students took the

were event c h o i r s r a n g i n g in both size and specialty, from mixed


and a capella groups to women's choirs. music The gave department high school singers the opportunity to perform for one another, to receive critiques from university professors and to listen to PLU's University Chorale and Choir of the West. The invitational gave students a taste of the PLU singing experience as they performed on the stage in Lagerquist. Senior William Rigby from


stage in front of their peers. "I definitely felt a little intimidated, especially since our school is a lot smaller than others," junior Jon Galaviz, also from Graham-Kapowsin High School, said. "But it was all around a great experience." PLU conductor Nance said "the performances were truly outstanding." Around midday, the choirs took a break from performing and took a tum in the audience. Paul Tegels, an associate professor of music and university organist, showed off the full range of PLU's unique organ as a special treat for the visitors. University Chorale then took the

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because they are still growing as singers in spring semester, and can

Feb. 28, Galante used one of Chorale's pieces to represent the rehearsal process.

receive the most influence from other performers at that time.

their upcoming tour in April. On


"Being able to sing in our . hall and to hear each

familiar with the use of solfege, a widely employed musical technique, in the song.

other in a relaxed, informal atmosphere is inspiring," Nance said.

Under the direction of Nance, Choir of the West followed Chorale's set.

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Bates said, "it was so cool to see Choir of the West, especially the song by one of the students." PLU seni r J u 1 i a n Reisenthel's "Ubi Caritas, Hebu Upendo!"

attractions. the like Events invitational choral are an opportunity to attract and inform prospective students. Bates said, "after today, I think PLU lives up to expectation. It is a comfortable school, and


one of several pieces Choir of the West performed from their recent January tour.


it's nice that it's so close to

After a lunch break, the choirs resumed their performing and polishing. like

For some students Rigby, this was

their third or fourth time participating in the invitational, but for others like Galaviz, the whole experience was brand new. Galaviz said, "I have always heard PLU sounds amazing, but this was the first time I have actually been able to hear them." Nance said he thinks the event is beneficial for the high school choirs

"I have always heard PLU sounds amazing, but this was the first time I have act ally been able to hear them." Jon Galaviz Graham-Kapowsin High School choir




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You can eX 'plo re the ou td o r exhl bits of the Tacoma Glass Museum for free, including tile famous ChiJluly Bridge of Glass. Hovering over the free this bridge is partihlly covered by a tunnel that encases over 2,000 colorfu l glass sculptures . As YOll exit tliis breathtaking hmn I, 100 aroun d to see the CrystaJTowers, Venetian Wall, Water Forest and the iconic dome of the Hot Shop - \ artists blow glass when the museum is open. If thiS isn't enough for you, admission to the indoor exhibits co ts $12, bu t is free from 5-8 p.m. the third Thursday f each m nth. Here you can glass artwork create d by a d iverse grou p of artists and witness the live glassblowing in the Hot S :l.Op. ,

Art b ervation may not exactly be the experience J::o u're 10 king for, but few can comp l ain about K9umlet cupcakes . Locate� a c�os the street from the glass museum is Hello CupcaRe, a small bUl wel l kn own shop selling flavorIul, . uruque and satisfym � cupcakes. Whether you re into lhe clas ic flavors or you're looking for something different - such as pink lemonade, root beer or salted caram el cupcakes Hello Cupcake capitalizes oh its variety and quality. . C u pca kes sell for $2.80 each ev ry month new flavors ar featured. Near the cupcake shop are olher great spots to che k out. The Old Spaghetti Factory is located just a street up from Hell Cupcake on Jeffers n Avenue. U rbanxchange is only about 50 yards down the block, and the adjacent Harmon Brewery and Eatery consistently prepares am azi ng fish ta cos and burgers. -



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Guest Columnist Just one ago year this week, Invisible Chil dren rel eased video the " K 0 n y 201 2," a cry for acknowledgement of a horrific war that as tom acrOss northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic. You all know what happened: within a week the video went viral, gaining both positive and negative attention. Everyone was talking about it. After years of this horrific war lolling off and maiming the people in the countries I love, I was excited to see att ntion being brought to the horrors of lh war that tore apart my horne country: Uganda. My family moved to Uganda when I was 10, an we lived there for eight

years. While I was there, I saw firsthand the effects of this horrific war and got to know many of the people who had been affected. When I came back to the U.S. last July, I wondered if people would still be talking about Kony 2012, and what the awareness levels around PLU would be l ke. 1 had hoped that it would raise more awareness about what happened in Uganda . Instead, I was surprised to find that most people had forgotten about the video. I got a lot of questions like "isn't that all made up?" I can assure you it isn't. I have heard horror story after horror story, and to me this war is a very strong reality. In the past year, the U.s. has sent more than 100 troops to help provide intelligence to the Ugandan government. It is a shock to hear people doubt that it happened - they have stopped caring. A lot of people started to say that the war never happened. Some people that claimed Invisible Children blew it out of


proportion. Even worse, this horrific war turned into a trend, and we all know what happens to trends they get left behind. And this is what happened to our humanitarian concern: it was forgotten. Moreover, Kony 2012 got so much bad press that it caused the video to disappear from everyone's knowledge. A lot of people accused the video of being too simple, while others accused it of taking a small problem and tuming it into this huge thing. People said that Invisible Children had made the whole thing up. Partly because of this, everyone rushed to forget that Kony 2012 had ever been a part of life. It was a trend turned bad. But it is not a trend for the people in the areas affected by this violence. The areas affected by Kony's rebel group, the Lords Resistance Army (LRA), are still hugely disadvantaged. In northern Uganda, the pain is still palpable. Though the LRA have not been active there since 2007, there are still so

ASPLU SHOULD KNOW This week., ASPlU and RHA launched "Educate. Advocate. Validate." It is an initiative to hel raise awareness about the contents of the Gender-Neutral Housing (GNH) proposal for every student

on campus. In this three part series, we wiU highlight different aspects of the proposal that we think students should know about. Be on the lookout fOT posters, Facebook updates, Tweets and Daily Fly er aas. We want each and every student to be confident in their understanding of GNH and we hope this will help.

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Fitspiration goals lead to high death toll By RUTlIIE KOVANEN Guest Columnist

F itspiration blogs - fill�d wi th wor kout routin , pictures of very lea n and mu cu lar bodies, retipes and diet plans - often e m harmle s and perhaps even positive a t first glance. Many wonder what could be so destructive about blogs that ramate "healthy lifestyles." Wit further scrutiny though, it appears as t hough many fitspiration blogs are very similar to their thinspiration cousins. Thinspiration - also often referred to as "pro-ana," aka pro-anorexia is an idea that as manifested into an inordinate number of blogs and websites dedicated to the glorification of extreme thinness. of Photos emaciated women with protruding bones and "inspiration" to r frain from eating - such as the popular saying, "nolhing tastes as good as sk inny feels" - overwhelm lhinspo sites. Thinspos are often intended as weight-loss inspiration, but frequently resu lt in disordered eating habits, low self-esteem and depression.

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many orphans and people affected by the war, not to mention retumed child soldiers and sex-slaves. If anything, now is time to rebuild. There is one mistake in all of this, though. We're assuming that since the LRA has left Uganda, everything is okay. About a week ago, another rebel group took over villag s in the Congo, causing 4, 00 people to flee across the bord r into Uganda in one night. I feel like people dismiss the LRA violence as being comparable to gang violence around the U.s. I don't even know what to say to this. I wish people could see the direct effects of what happened, because personally, nothing WiIl ever erase the image I lave of some starving war orphans at a massacre memorial in northern Uganda. It is not hype. It is not a trend. It is not over. The affected areas are still in a state of destruction. Let us not, in our hurry to move on to the next trend, forget the reality of these lives.

Many that fit piration assert differs from lhinspiration in that it prom tes li v in g a healthy lifestyl rather than restrictive food intake and eating disorders. More often than not, however, fitspos pro mote other agendas. Rath r than focusing on working with and listening to the body, fitspos view the body as somethmg that needs to be altered, fixed and perfected . Instead of focusing on a well-balanced diet, many fitspos concentrate heavily on restrictive calorie consum ption. frequently Fitspo s promote the achievement of very thin and lean bodies - a culturally .constructed symbol of "health" - rather than h al at every .size and weighl FHspos are not a step up from thin spos . They glorify the achievemen t of a specific body type rather than honoring the body that you're in . Th y promote ex 'essive exercise routines and often contain body­ shaming language intended to act as a motivational force. Many sites often quote the saying, "unless you puke, faint, or ie, keep going." Body shaming and glorifying ex treme exercise are not ways to promote a "healthy lifestyle," but

rather promote ob essi n . It is valuable to note that not all fitness, hea1th and wellness blogs are inherently harm ful. Many websites that promote healthy lifestyles and reasonable weight loss without employing extreme measures exist. It is poSSible to live well witho ut an obsession with calor'c intake and xpenditure - ill faet, it's probably much healthier t do so. m the end, it is up t you to dedde what to do With your bod y and which informati n y u decide to liste n to. If you want to alter your appejirance .in any way, do it for you - n t because of a ieeling f "obl igation" to do so. Move your body to enhance cardiovascu lar health and eat a wide variety of foods that enhance your well-being. Contrary to what fitspos and popular culture h ve to ay, your body is j ust fine the way it is. Rll thie KaVa/len hails from the great st(lte of Michigan, is a saphomore at Pacific Lutheran University and is studyillg an thropology, Hispanic studies and women 's and gender studies. Aside from readin.g and writing about fem i1l ism, Rltthie enjoys chatting over a cup of coffee, baking bread and spending time outdoors.

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Persona public relations for the college student By KELSEY HILMES

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Various res e a rchers e s timate are there

so m e w here b e t w e e n 4,000 and 3 0 0 , 0 0 0 s o c i a I networks available. With the rise and fall of these different platforms, our generation of Internet users is likely the first to be actively taught to be cautious about what we put on the Internet. We have all heard the long­ winded speeches and read the �rticles about people getting fired tor something that was found on their Facebook wall - or even M yspace in the day. Defending privacy, even in a world where privacy simply doesn't exist anymore, is still

discussed at length. Facebook has recently amped up its privacy settings, but it's too little too late. About one week ago, Facebook Director of Product Blake Ross announced he was leaving the company because his friend's teenage son said the site was uncool. In fact, it seems like our peers just five to seven years younger than us are no longer interested in Facebook. With the rise of the smart phone, we are offered infinite social networks at our fingertips. Commonplace touchscreen technology, Windows 8 and apps are radically transforming the way we connect online. With the ever-evolving world of socia media, it's harder each day to protect your personal image online. More outlets potentially result in more problems. Here are my thoughts on how to maintain your wholesome

online image in a changing online landscape.

1. Wait for bandwagon.


If you've ever browsed the app store's social media collection, you've seen the obscure apps with three or four reviews on them. Waiting to sign up for the social networks that prove to be useful, fun and trustworthy will keep you from discovering any unpleasant surprises in the privacy policy. Not to mention a social network without people you know on it isn't nearly as fun.

2. Control what your name renders on Google searches. Put positive information out there. If you have an unusual

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A letter to the Local Law Enforcement: Witnes to ear era h weig By ANNA SIEBER Columnist


Dear Local Law Enforcement, I was a witness to the car crash on 1 21st Street Friday night (see the page 1 story). I was on a walk with some friends and we were terrified �,' ., I as the crash unfolded. Two of .... t my friends dove for the holly I . ._. �� bushes, screaming that the v hicle was turning toward us. But It was going in the other direction. We saw 1 ow the p lice cruiser turned onto the stree and how the officer got out and collected the girl who had fallen from the car's backseat. As more fficers showed up, two drivers who had dri ving on the road during the crash got out of th� cars and a pproached the scene. The police were receptive to them. We waited on side, assuming one of the many fficers wo uld approach us, the closest w itnesses to tiL acodent. Yet minutes passed and no one came over. SO we w alked over, assuming we were doing our . . ettizenly duty to make ourselves available to the officers after having witnessed the incident. Apparentty, we were wrong. The policeman essentially said, "let's walk on the other side of e treet l adl . 1 m ean, re Uy." We told i"u m we had been standing acro s the street and had seen the entire tl · g h ppen. He curtly told us that if we di d nol know who the driver was we were useless. If they would have communicated better with us, we would have felt more comfortable W Ith the situation . The officers did not take our names. They did nol S em. to care abou t what we had seen. Somehow this felt off - very off The two



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witnesses who had been driving other cars were still there, but we were being blown off. It seemed strange that they would receive such . different treatment than us. Then something clicked into place. We were walking around after midnight on a . . Fnday mght. We looked like college students. We looked like we had just come from a party. Because . the two dnvers seemed to be capable of driving and appeared older than us, they seemed more in command of their actions and were somehow more reliable than us. But it wa s actually us who saw the whole thing . the other witnesses were in their cars. And we were completely sober and responsible. As we walked away, my friends were perturbed . and fnghtened. One of them was still pulling thorns out of her coat from jumping through the holly bush. 1 am very concerned about how the police treated us and the lack of precision with which they seemed to be handling the situa tion. he fact is, we live in a world where people are . mclined to walk away from an unp] sant situation and ie, e it for the next person who comes al ng to . deal Wlth .. My frlen�s �d I thought we were doing . the nght thmg by stickmg around and trying to talk to the police. It does not really make me feel good about human nature if we are met with negative responses when we try to take action. In this Luted me rhat we live iilt we are tol to tr at non-Lutes with respect. We are instilled with the idea n t to discriminat e against anyone who may iQok like "Parkland Youth" (PY). Yet here we were being discriminated agatnSt in just the way - we are told not to act ourselves. 1 now have an idea of what it feels hke to be a PY. J was the Lute outside the Lutedome and it definitely did not ·feel good. Do not treat me like I am stupid. Do not treat me like I am some drunk party girl, even if that i wha t you see most weekends. Until 1 rome stumbling (award you holding a bottle of vodka, please do not assume t al I am anything but a good co llege :.tudent walkmg ar und with her friends. Law nforcement needs to scale back the . Judgment and trea us as citizens first and potential nUIsances second. Sin cerely yours and with tIn st respect, Anna Sieber


'I anl very concerned ab ut how the p lice treated u . . ."

Amm Sieber is a first-year student at Pac ific Lli therall ' Ulliversity. She likes to write - which is why . .If lI re "eading this.

name - like Hilmes, for example - tracking what Coogle says about you is vital because you show up in the first few results. Put your professional side first to help keep anything that might be unseemly out of sight. When you Coogle yoursel� make sure that if you are the one appearing on the screen, it's your Linkedin profile or professional portfolio.

3. Use an alias. While this just seems like common sense, too many students Instagram drunk photos under their real name. While it's embarraSSing to use "catluver4Iyfe" as your email ad dress, it might be a better Twitter handle than your full name if you post potentially inappropriate things that you wouldn't want future employers to see.

4. Keep track of your accounts an d watch for the bad guys. If you ever made fleeting use of Coogle+ or put pictures on Pi� asa, you've seen how quickly pnvacy requests get ignored. When you go to delete an account, do your best to delete all of the content on it in addition to the account itself. Often accounts on sites like Word Press are deleted, but the link will still show up in Coogle along with the old content, and you can't log in anymore to take the content off. While there are numerous enefits to social networking, the Important thing to remember is that whatever goes on the Internet stays there. So check your privacy settings, hesitate to make new accounts and play it safe.

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Commons should be " on FeIre every wee k "

By BRIAN BRUNS Columnist

P a c i f i c L u h r a n University Dining and C u l i n a r y Services will be hosting the #. 2013 edition of its "Commons on Fire" cooking challenge this April. Half of the participants in the competition will be employees from the Commons. It's great that chefs and home cooks at PLU can participate in an event that gets them excited and re-ignites their passion for food . J Jove to cook and have more than six years of experience in the foodservice industry. I t i s from that perspective that I challenge the Commons as a whole to adopt the spirit and standards of its cooking challenge on a full-time basis. Working in foodservice requires that you r spect the food being served and care for the customer eating it. The Commons must stop trying to serve food that h as clearly seen its bes l hour. On one of my usual midday str Us through the Commons for l unch, r d cided to check the pizza counter. The slices looked old and s tale, long: past the point anyone with standards or a reasonable amount of time

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would want to pay to consume. I remained hopeful as the chef pulled out a fresh pepperoni pie. That hope twisted into despair as the chef cu l i t and quick! slid the pizza und r the counter and out of sight, leaving me with the old selection. Managers and employees have to be more aware of when food has gone south, looks unappetizing or just plain tastes bad. Leaving it up there is insulting to paying customers who know you have fresh stock close at hand. The "Commons on Fire" is also clearly modeled after modem competitive cooking shows. Anyone who has seen those shows knows that serving frozen or pre-cooked food is as close to food sin as it gets. Yet the Commons not only uses frozen ravioli but also pre-cooks its hamburgers. Now, I have eate many a hamburger from the Commons q u ite and the portion is generous, but every time I'm left wondering what could have been. If only they had the extra five minutes to cook it fresh that would be a wondrous thing. My criticism may seem rough, but my advice is very simple: if you wouldn't eat it, feed it to your kids or allow it to be Judged in the "Commo on Fire" competi tion, then please don't try serv ing it to me. Go ahead and change out the pan. Don t be afraid to toss food that's P st its prime and prioritize quality over managing waste. Dining and Culinarv Services at PLU can onlv do J so much th ugh LJlf..mately it will be up students to col lectively decide wh&t standard they - will toler ate .






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Wome n's tennis team goes streaking again Lutes drop three straight after starting season 4 0 -

By BRAN DON ADAM ports Writer

The Pacific Lutheran women's tennis four-game, season-opening winning streak caml:! to an end last weekend. They lost three straigh m atches to Puget SoUIld, Lew is and Clark and Whitman.

Though the- women's tennis team performed well in doubles in their match against Whitman, they were UIlable to produce the same energy to WID in smgles. PU.r lost -1 . Doubles ap pears to be the team's strongest area, even when narrowly losing d oub les against an undefeated school such as Whitman. v,,'hilman (7- 1, S-O) j in first place m the Northwest Conferen�. ing fierce and continuing "S to TO for the ball defirutely was hdpful," sophomore AJlison MrG.'Iur said. ">\11 i () r matches were super close in dubs [doubles} and T think that'" a good representa tion of how it's going to go into single ."

McCl ure, along with her hi tting partner - sophomore Katherine Patton - lost their double ' match 8-6 in the Whitman match. In tennis, if a team perfonns well during doubles, 1L sets a team up for victory Tn i.ngles. The p layers and coaching staff were hopefu I the strong start in doubles would carry over into ingles.

"It was a great way to go out in singles," head coach Lorie Wood said. "They're playing well and ready to get out there and fight." PLU dropped two of the three doubles matches but kept the games close, falling 8-6 and 8-4. The lone doubles win came by the score of 9-7. "Even though I would have rather won them all," Wood sa id, "if you Jose that dosely, it prepares them for Singles." The team couldn' t carry the momentum over t singles, leaving Whi tman the winnerS of all single ma tches . Senior Ttna Aar voi d a d Juni()r Leah Newell s tood out in doubles, winning the only match against Whitman The fi rst loss agamst Puget Sound had a . imHar pattem last foriday. PLU was able to hold its own Llgainsl doubles but couldn' t quite finish in singles. First-years Samantha L und and Payton Mcgriff were able to win a doubl es match, as we ll as Aarsvold and NeWell. With PLU leading in 2-1 a fter doubles, Puget Sound would get lhe edge in singles, winning fOUI of the six matches. The secon d loss on Saturd y at Lewis and Oark wa, much more lopsided with a final score of 9-0. team The women's tennis will get another shot at victory t mo rrow against Whitworth at 2 p.m.


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TOP LEFT: First-year Payton McGriff backhands a ball during her 8-1 doubles viewry UPS on Friday. TOP RIGHT: First-year Payton McGriff serves in an 8-1 doubles vicwry over UPS. ABOVE: First-year Sam Llmd celebrates with her parter, fellow first-year Payton McGriff during the pair's 8-1 win over UPS Friday.

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By NAT H A N 1I0UP porls EdUor History was made on Monda y . Yes, the sunshine was brilliant and the tempera ture reached the mid 50 ', bu t su rp ri ingly that has happened in ear l y March in Tacoma before - cou ld h ave fooled me The real new. took place on the east s.ide of the state, in Sp kane. The G Ilzaga Un iversi ty Bul ldogs were voted the best team in college ba ketball for the first lime ever in the Associated Press Top 25 poll lhat came out Mondav "Ob .'iou ly it's a dre am for us, the u l timate accomp lishmen t, " assistant coadl Tommy Lloyd told reporters. The Bulldogs received 51 of the 65 first-place votes The other teams tha t follow the Zags in orde r are Ind i ana (seven first­ place votes), Duke ( five first-place votes), Kansas and Georgetown two first pla� votes each ) . Kansas is the lone t am in the t p five that didn' t rec ive d first­ place vote. With a record of 29-2, Gonzaga has four more wins than any team m the top 25 and two fewer losses. But th� Nl'. 1 ranking does not guarantee the Bulldogs anything. Gonzaga ' the fifth team to be voted the best leam in basketball tIus season after n umero us upsets and court!; stormed. The faD f 0 1 Indiana to an W1 ranked Minnesota team last week, cleared th path for th Zag to be voted the best team in college bas etball.

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college b!lllkc tball gam 1m alurday io Spulam . GOI17./ij,'l\ defeated J\)rt lllnd 8 152. Harris led (;QOV,llgu. wit It 2( poiut.;.

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watching, narrowly Gonzaga squeezed out a 70-65 win at

Kyle Peart

track thrower pick: 3 record: 2 - 7

f..Ialey f..Ia rshaw softball standout pick: q record: 2 - 7

flrvid Isaksen

(19-0) at 8 a.m. today followed by a game agai nst Kean, which will be playing its first game of the season. The Cougars finished 24The Washington Huskies 19 last season. beat Washin gton State 72-68 on On Saturday, the Lutes play Sunday, but that hardly makes Hiram (5- 1 ) at 7 a.m. TIle Lutes UW the best basketball team in play a team to be determined on the state. Sunday before flying home. 1t's all about Gonzaga right If you have suggestions for nmv . The new o. 1 team in the the game of question of the week, nation is on the fast track to a one tweet them to @MastSports. seed 1, the NCAA tournament. .. If your question is selected, it But Our I agu e d id not pick wil l ru in next we k's paper. whe ther or not Gonzaga would be voted the bes t team in the coun lry. It pic ed wh would win the Washington and Washington 5 te game on Sund ay. Schoep p and Ol su fka were the only two conteJ; tants to pick the Co u ga rs, so they dropped to 1 -2 o nAdel, 'Tacuyan and Hegge finaU y gol in lhe win {: l u m with their Husky predictions. TIlls week we ar mixing it up. lnst ad of picking particular gam , the I ague is pred icting how rna y gam . they think the softball team I going to win in Gt?orgia this weekend. The Lutes piay No. 13 Emory By NATP� BOUP Sports Ed itor

many gan1es will the softball team win this weeken


in Georgia?

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basketball player pick: 3 record: 2 - 7

Melanie Schoepp athletic trainer pick: 2 record: 7-2

. Jacob Olsuf/{a baseball player pick: 2 record: 7-2

Dustin f..Ie fJge f\}WC golf IYI VP

pick: If rec.ord: 7-2

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Brigham Young U niversity last Th ursday . Th win a l l but locked up lhe No. 1 ranking ror Gonzaga. A loss would have li ke l y resuUed in the Zag dropping to No 3 or No. 4 . They a l most rrussed out. Up next for �he nel No. 1 team in the country is the We L Coa t Conferen0 (WCe) Tournament. As th WCC regular-sea.�n champIOns, Gonzaga earned a bye to th e ·em ifinals. If the team can win the tournament, tht:y will be a ODe seed in the NCAA Tournament. Gonzag a opens the WCC Tourna men against a learn to be determined at 6 p.m. lorn rrow. Foil wing Monday' ranking, ESPN college basketball analyst Joe LWlarcli listed Gonzaga as a one seed - opening with the winner of Nor� Ik S tate and Robert Gonzaga Jf MoITlS. avoids becomi ng the first ne seed to lose to a 16 seed, Lunard! say s th Zag woulrl p lay the winner of an Diego Slate and Cincinnati in the Sa l t Lake City region. Outside of Gonzaga, this has been a dreadful 5eclson for c.onege basketball fans in th state of Wa hington. The UniversI ty of Washington Huskies have lloundered in mediOCrity at 1 7-13, 9·8. In Novemb r, the Huskies losl to no- arne Albany team - at omc. If you can't name a smgle p layer on Albany' roster, y u're n t alone. e Washington State Cou ars lost nine eonserutive game before a 73-61 victory over UCLA on Wednesday and 't ' last pia e m th� Pac-12 at U-18, 3-14. The Cougars don' t have any horrific I � like the Huskies. ll1ey just have lot of losses in general. Both scho Is ave th e chance

to create some momenhtm going mta th ffseaso in the Pac12 Tournament, which starts Wed nesday in Las Vegas. Wuming the confer n e tournament is the onlv way either team wil l advance to the NCAA Toumam nL Fat chance. With th· fale of W&lshington and Wa hington State's season likely sealed, Gonzaga gtves the state hope. Th Bulldogs hav a legitimatE:' chance to win it all Ulis season. The Bl lldog at!! extremely deep, talented , tested and well coached - nece ' ill fur a team to make a title pu h. With less than 5,000 undE:'rgradu at studlmtsr according to Gonzaga ' s official website, Wa hingtonian have a chance to pull for the Cinderella - well, the kin d -of Cinderel la at least, not many would call the No. 1 team in the na tion an underdog - and to pull f r th . relativ hometown team. The CAA Tournament titarts March 19 Selection Sunday, fhe day seedin g is dctermi.ned for l he tournament, is March 17. NC) maj r men' , sp rts team from the state of Washington has won an ou t righ t champi n hip since 1 979. when the now- former Seattl SuperSonics won their lone NBA title. Mariners. No t the Not th Seahawks. ot the Sound rs. ot the Huskies. And not th Cougars. Maybe It is time. Maybe a spoTts team frC)m Wa.c;hington is due to win a championshIp The sun sh n bright! n Gonzaga on Monday . Ma ybe i.t will hine on the m April B : the day of lhe national championship.

The past two weeks, Peart has made declarative predictions, giving the point differentials even. This week Peart was much more reserved, simply saying, "three out f four." I ' the pressure of leading getting to Peart? Harshaw was put in a tough spot: she was asked to predict how her own team wiJ! perf no this weekend. But she remained unphased. "W will be winning a ll of u.r games," she said. "We are going to go down there and show them what the West Coast 15 all about." Isaksen's only miss this season carne when he picked his own team over Lewis and Clark in the season finale. It is the same story for Harshaw and Peart. Peart said the softball team will win three g mes as well. Three could be the number. Dnf r tunateJy for Schoepp, the Oregon Ducks do not equate into the prediction this week. Conf sed and dis ppointed, Schoepp a i d !he Lutes win win twice this eekend.

Olsufk.a has made the exact same pick a s Scheopp every week this spring. Cu the consp' racy theories.

"Lu te ball bringing home the [champion]ship," Hegge aid. This i ' not the ational championship, so for the fourth conserutive we k H gge h s managed to make a predic tion that isn't relevant. Impresslv_. win worked in Tacuyan' favor on Sunday, but a

swimming torpedo pick: q record: 7-2

Wa hington'

fllan Denflde l

De del needed the Washington win on Sunday. If th s ftba11 team wins thr e games this weekend, he will move into a second-place tie.

cross country stud pick: 3 record: 7-2

1 9-0 Emory t am provide. a serio'

prediction .

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L tes cause trouble



-WOmen s Ultimnte Fri1;bee temn wim; tnurnnment, menfinil;hfifth

The Men's :lnd Women's Ultimate 1<1" .' record al lne tournament.

T nms, PLU Reign, gather together for a �,'roup picture to commemorate their


Gue.�t Writer

Pacific Lu theran Ultimate risbee took Vegas by storm last weekend . The men and women of PLU Reign traveled to the two-day tourna ment "Tro ubl e in Veg a s" on Saturday and unday. With a combined ree rd f 13 wins and one loss for the weekend, the women won their bracket an the men finished fifth. Draped in sparkle clothing and visors, the women's team stepped onto the field complex bright and early on Saturday m rning, unsure of what to expect from the t urnament. The women's bracket contained 14 other teams from across the country, with Lewis an Clark being the only friendly faces from the Northwest Conference in the women's division. The men' racket con tained 26 other competitors fro all over the country,

sev ral of wh i ch they competed against at the tournament in Riverside, Calif. in Febru ary. Day One started on a high note for both teams. The PLU men's team began the day facing off with Cal PoJy-P mona. The men won their first two games d 'sively wi th scores o f 13-9 and 3-4. The women started off the day with two crushing wins against the University of Nevada-Reno and the University of California-San Diego both by a score of 13-


Both PLU Reign teams finished their opening day with two more wins, ending Saturday with a 4-0 record. Sunny skies and 72 degree heat proved to be a nice change of pace for a tournament in early March. However, day two brought some unexpected high winds of up to 30 mph. At the edge of the Silver Bowl Field Complex, the wind overturned a Honey B ucket and a tumbleweed blew across

mbincd !«Iccess in Vegas this past w�-ekcnd. 111C two te8ITIH

a stretch of hvo fields. Wind carried u nsuccessful t hrows sideways and across fOOT OT five fields. Despite a disappointing loss to the Canadiall U-23 national team, the men's Reign team wasn't disc uraged. They turned around and won two more ganles de -pite the windy conditions. The women's team earned two hard­ fought wins early in the day as well. The wind proved to be even more difficult as the day went on, sending discs flying in all directions. The women's team played its seventh and final game against a team from Ottawa, Canada. Channeling all of their final energy into the last game, the PLU women wrapped up the weekend with a decisive win with a final score of 12-4. Claiming first place at "Trouble in Vegas" was the first national tournament win for the PL U women' team since winning the national championship at the D-W Nation,Us in 201 0.

Softball team win s three in By SAM HORN

Sports Writer

Whitworth had had enough of Pacific Lutheran University after playing the Lutes four times this past weekend, two games on Saturday and another two on Sunday. Over the course of the four games played this weekend, PLU outscored the Pirates 34-12.

PLU 12, Whitworth 1 (six innings) The Lutes won by the mercy rule in the first game, sm ashin g Whitworth 12-1 in six innjng . Withoul the mercy rule, softball gatnes last seven innings . Kaaren Hatlen, the senior first team All­ American for the Lutes, was on fire. She was 4 for 4 with four RBI. Hatlen was only a home run away from a cycle. Eight games into the season, Hatlen is batting .464 with two homeruns, two

doubles and a triple. She has also compiled a 2.15 ERA in two games pitched. Sophomore Leah Butters pitched all six innings in the game, striking out four batters while only allowing one hit. Butters now has three wins on the season.

PlU 8, Whitworth 0 The second game for the Pirates didn't go much better than their first game. The Lutes blasted Whitworth 8-0 to pick up their second win of the day. Once again, RaUen contributed to the team's winning eff rt g ing 4 for 5 and pitching a shutout. Second baseman Glenelle Nitta, a �eniOJ', went 2 for 4 and scored three runs, as well as turning i n a good defensive outing. Nitta earned honorable mention all-conference honors last year when the Lutes won the NCAA Division III softball title.

went a


mpUed 13 and one

After an incredibly successful weekend f r ail of PLU Reign, both team's goals have solidified further to take another stab at D-lU Nationals in Milwaukee, Wise. Fundraising efforts in the spring will be a deciding factor for the women's team plans for N ationa l s. However, the men's Reign team has high hopes for their trip to Wisconsin and anticipates a successful outcome. With Nationals a little ways in the distance, both teams are highly anticipating their home tournament that will be hosted on PLU's campus for the first time this year. Keep an eye out for Frisbee players swarming the PLU campus tomorrow and Sunday for the PLU men's barbeque and on March 16-17 for the PLU women's barbeque. ·Editor's note: Cou lter is a member of the

Ultimatl' Frisbee team .


PlU 7, Whitworth 5

This weekend

In the third game against Whitworth, two home runs powered the Lutes to a tightly contested 7-5 win. Hatlen and junior first team all-conference shortstop Lindsey Matsunaga were the two players who went yard for the Lutes. Sophomore Kelsey Robinson and Butters held Whitworth to just seven hits.

PLU is now 5-3 in conference and sits in third place in the Northwest Conference. Whitworth, on the other hand, is in sixth place in the NWC at 3-5. The Lutes flew to Columbus, Ga. yesterday to participate in the NFCA Division ill Leadoff Classic. The tournament starts today. The Lutes will play Emory University, Kean University, Hiram College and a fourth team that has not been announced. Depending on who the fourth opponent will be for the Lutes, Emory appears to be the Lutes' toughest challeng of th weekend. The 13th-ranked Eagles are 19-0 this season. The matchup with Emory started this morning at 7 a.m. After starting the season ranked No. 1 in the country, the Lutes have fallen to No. 10 on the heels of a 5-3 start.

Witworth 7, PlU 6 After winning the first three games of the series, the Lutes were unable to finish the sweep in the fourth and final game of the senes. The Lutes lost a nail biter, falling 7-6. Nitta aided the Lutes with three hits in her four at-bats and supplied one RBI. After many strong performances over the season, Whitworth got to PLU's ace, Butters, scoring seven runs in her five innings of work. Robinson pitched a scoreless sixth inning.




MARCH 8. 2013

Lutes keep it close in conference opener The baseball team takes two of three games from Willamette, each game decided by single run


TOP LEFT: Outfielder Mlll"k s McClurkin, a sophomore, louls 0 pi h into the ballers box during" UlC Lutes' 1-0 "in on Saturday. McClurkin moved to left field this yellr after playing his first year in the infield B TTOM LEFT; Duminick ,uur''Y wa i ts for a pikh during PLU's 1-0 victory over Willamet te on Saturday. Courey scored the lone run ofth · gilme. RIGHT: Pitch Mt,X Beatty, a jllllior, tl,roWS a pitch during the serieR-opening 1-0 over Wiliamette on Saturday. Benlly scattered t hre e hits over eight scoreless innings. He was n amed to the Tharn of the \'Veek for hili perfOInlance. .


Pacific Lutheran University opened

conference play on Saturday, hosting Wifia mette fOT a three-game series. After a Saturday sweep, they were downed by the Bearcal<; in th final ga m e af the series on Sunday . A single run decid.�d all three IZames. U In what w s the conference-opening weekend for both teams, PUT improved to 9-4, 2-1, while Willamette fell u 5-7, 1 -2.

PLU 1, Willamette


In the series--o pener on Saturday, junior Max Beatty pr ved why he is the ac of th rotation, allowing three hits, no walks and striking aut five in eight innings pitched. Beatt-j is 3-1 this season. Sophomore AJ Konopaski pitched a scorcless ninth inning to record his second save of the season. The Lute' s l one run came in the f U Tth inning when sophomore Marcus McClurkin grounded into a double play, scoring junior Dominick Courcy.

Courcy led off the inning with an infield single, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and then to trurd on a bunt base hit by junior Alec Beal.

Willamette pitcher Peter Hoffman suHered the hard luck loss, nly allOWing four infield Singles and striking out three in eight innings pitched .

PLU 4, Willamette

TIle second game of the double heade r featured two lefties on the mound, PLU's Trevor Lubking, a sophomore, and Willamette's AJbert Garcia . Th y e. changed scor less innings until the shutout was broken in the bottom of the fourth irming. Courcy led off the irrrung with a walk, and ad vanced to third on a singl into right fiei d by sophomore Curtis Wild Ullg . I;irst­ year Carson McCord then d rove in both runs with a double drilled into the gap in left-center field. Th Bearcats finally broke a 1 6-inning scoreless streak in the top of the eighth. Tyson Giza and Matt Hirsch hit back-to­ back singles to lead off the inning, forcing Lubking off the mound for Konopaski to

come in for re l i e f . A Tosh Semlacher single through the left side greeted Konopaski and loaded the bases with no outs.

Giza scored soon after on a sacrifice fly by Hunter Gallant, followed by an RBI single from Peter Davis that sc red Hirsch from third. With the tying n m on third, sophomore Ciay TIushinsky charged Brad Breier's slow roller down the third-base line, fielded it and threw to first just in time to catch Breier for the fi. l out of the inninl? TIl t'S when Daniel Allchec:h proVided

PLU with an insurance run , h i tting his Ii. t col legiate home nm well beyond the left­ field iencE.', increasing the lead to 4-2-

Will amette started to rall v in the ninth, J scoring a third run, but i t swiftly end d after two consecul ive sirikeou from Kon paski, giVirlg the Lutes the win and Konopas 1 his second save f the day.


7, PLU 6

On Sunday the Bearcats left the v ictors, bu t not wiLhout valiant effort by fl U to rally back. The visiting pitcher, Brandon Simon, came into the game with a 0-2 record, but

seemed to catch the Lutes off guard by rutting rus spots through six innings on the mound. Meanwhile, he was supp rted by his offense, providing him with three-nm bursts in the fo urth and fifth innings. Pa cific Lutheran knocked on the door in th- bottom of the seventh, sooring four runs on six h its. Then in the eighth, th e y the lead before

had the opportunity to lake


it slip away. Senior Jacob Olsufka and first-year Tanne r Bogart led off with ba ck- to- back

singles off Willamette reliever Parker Johnson . COUtcy attempted to move the ru nners with a acrifice bunt, but WllIame tte's catcher, Breier, fielded it and threw out OIsu£ka at third. Altchech then came up to Lhe plate and grounded into a double play, ending the

threat. Joimson then powered through the

final three Lutes in the ninth inning, securing

the Bearcat's victory_ The Lutes return to conference action this weekend, traveling to Walla Wa lla to face the Whitman M issionaries in another three-game series.



Track athletes in lone home meet of the year

MyLuteLife to be laid to rest



HE " The Castle"

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d construction site opens to the pub c



burns down House fire destroys former student residence By ALISON HAYWOOD News Editor

Pacific 1 utheran U niversity I st a legend March 7. No, it \wsn't an alum r a regent. It wa n't a faLu)l) member, either. II was a house. A house on the 3200 block of 1 40 Stree t Court En I, kn wn to m any stud 'nls and a l um ni a "Lhe Cas U e, " burne d do wn l ast wee k . According to a Ma rch 7 article in TI,e Tacoma Nl�U.'S Tribulle, Assistanl O,ief Randy Stephens ot C.entral PierI: Fir & Rescu d c1<\red the hom a tlllat I s, and the ...luse ( (he fire � ·till under investigation. Th hous� h a d peen empty for ne<lrly a year at !he time of the fire and Ihe owner was Oll of town l\'ailabl� for comment. • nd un. "She ta fnend ) texted me whill' I w S t w rk and said 'it's pretty much to " f rm PI stud ot Luke u mt?r Id, \ h I tI lOT two y<>ar , said . '1 was lust klIld of stunned." Furmer Castle r sident und PLU senior Kelly McL1Ughlin said PLU tudents had inhabi ted the Calitle since at least 2005. Sumerfield said It was known in the Parkland community Surnerfield said two of the bedrooms were located inside f turre ts . There was also a spIral stairGl.c;e and a hu ge wooden door with a big metal knocker on the house. "They di d n' t cal1 it 'the Castle' for nothing," h e said. A IlllIumu m of eight people needed to live in the house at ny given tinle in o rd e r to affo rd rent, w hi ch at that time was $3,000 per mon th, McLaughlin said . "At one p Oi nt, we had l ike, 13 �ople l ivi n g there, turning rupb ards into rooms. It was ridiculous," she said . According to fliers aTOUIld unnpu5, rent had been red u ced this year to $2,.700 wi th u til ities included. Residents acated the Castle at the end of La t school year, as !hey cou l d n' t scrape togeth er the mlIlimum number of people to rent it out, and it was in n ed of repa ir work and c1e(1ning. Mcla u gh l i n and Sumerfield both expressed


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By RELAND TUOMI Guest Writer The construction team opened Eastvold's doors to Pacific Lutheran University this week to give tours of the

site. '1

woul d like to go on the tour," sophomore Katie

Tomaselli said. "I'm eager to see what Eastvold wil l look lik :' Up n entering the east side of the site, John Kaniss, director of construction management, explained Lo the tour grou p the layout of !he neW lobby. It will be

Kartl1 I Iill" I'hilif'h C"tller lilr lIlt: I'"rformin

twice the size of the previous one wiU, an elevator shaft

theatre department faculty, which will also overlook the


stage. The stage is large with

that will g all the way to the pel on the top 00 r. The upper mezzanine, or upper balcony level of th aud ience, will have glass ,


pl en ty of backstage area, There w ill b trap doots in the £loor fo r d ram atic effect d uring pe rformances. Below the stage, there. is a mechanical pl atform that will lower i nto the orcl1estra pit for larger U1struments. There are also dressing rooms under the stages, as well as restroom!) and showers. Construction on Easlvold began last September to make im p roven'lents on the building.

encasing the entire ou ter openings, effectively turning it into a sumoom. The inner penings wi l l be entrances to the aurutonum's balcony seating. ll1e costume room will be

located on the upper level, and wi ll be larger th an the previous one, with windows looking out over Hin derli e hill. Below the costume room wil l be the offices for the

arL� lin Mlll"cil 8. The l"nU�ITllt'l iun

Construction on Eastvold began last Sep temb er to make i mprovemen t on the building, and Kaniss said he expe c ts construction to be comp leted by late July or early August. Eastvold will then reopen in September Students livi ng on campus have their own opinions abo ut ;astvold, " I ' m exci led to see the finished product," Whitney Madden, a resident assi tant in Ordal, said . "I wa nt to see wha l it looks li ke, but I'm aLso excited fOT the constru ction to be finished so I'm not woken up in the early morning."

Proposition One: Pierce Transi� faces certaO cuts By G RACE DEMUN Gu.e�t Writer

Pi rce Transit will be making to ugh cuts likely to affect many Pacific Lutheran University commuters and Pierce C unty bus riders alike this September. Proposition One - the bill proposing a three-tenths of one percent sales tax hike - failed last November, throwing the fate of Pierce Transit into the unknown. 111e revenue from this tax increase would have gone towards sustaining ser . ces such as bus routes and other modes of transit. Now, without this tax increase, services across the board will most likely be cut by up to 53 percent. The cuts will also mean a


total bus running 28 percent, wh ich includes an el imination of all weekend services, and the end of weekday services by 7 p.m. No doubt this will affect those Pacific Lutheran University students who rely on the bus to get to and from school or work. "I use the Pierce County transportation system every weekend," sophomore Alison Holzmann said. Holzmann does not have a car on campus but said she makes trips up to Seattle every weekend. "Using the public transportation system is pretty much my only bet." Without the bus system, many students like Holzmann will be left to fend for themselves to get rides.




Because Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state, the failure of Proposition

One w i ll also a ffect much of the popUlation in the area, According to KUOW news and public radio, about 56 percent of Pierce Transit riders come from households that earn less than $20,000 a year, so the cuts will have a Significant impact on low-income individuals, many of whom live in Parkland. Already, students are seeing changes in the bus schedules. Th cuts in bus availability "defimtely make travel time a lot longer," first·year Chris Edgecomb said.




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Students invite to peace confe ence By TAYLOR LUNKA News Writer

Junior Anna McCracken and sophomore Bruno Correa represented Pacific Lutheran Univers i ty gl ob lly as two of 10 Nobe Peace Frize Schola s for 2013. This ast weekend, the pair met the ther Nobel Peace Prize Scholars from across the nation at the annual forum held in Minneapolis, Minn. ''I'm so incredib l y grateful for this opportunity," M racken said. " can't tell you how impactfu this has been on my life so fat." The Nobel Peace Prize Forum involved listening to speakers on peace building and soci a lizing with he eight other scholars from across the countiy. There was also a dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of the scholars The forum started in 1989 and was a consortium of five schools that were all Norwegi an, private, Lutheran schools. Today, the forum c nsists of the same kinds of universities and is the only Nobel Peace Prize Forum program outside of


Norway. In the past, the forum was located in the Midwest and moved to new locations every year. Once the forum became stationed in Minn eapolis in 2011, PL U students started participating in the event. Professor Claudia Berguson, professor of orwegian and Scandinavian studies at FLU, went with th e students to the forum and said it was "infonning and inspiring." Berguson was also on the panel that selec ed McCracken and Correa to be F LU ' s Nobel Peace Prize chola rs. "Anna [McCracken] h as a great openness and a sense of curiosity and also a real conviction that she's going to do something with this," Berguson said. "This is far the future." Berguson also said being a .Peace Prize Schol ar and attending the forum supports McCracken's vision of what s he wants to do aftttr graduation with youth.


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Sop homor� BrwlO Correa Imd junior Ann •• McCracken pose at the 2013 Noben Peace Prize Forum. Correa and M<,Crackcn were named Peace Scholars this year.



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living in the house a gain next year though, ince the owner lowered the rent and indudee!- utilities. They said th ey had a group f people big enough to move in next year. BoU residents characte i2ed the peo ple who tended to live there as artistic, outduorsy and interested in sustainable, com munal living. TIle resi d ents who l i ved there



Ongoing "Each Form Overaows its Present" exhibit. Daily­ March 13 - April l Q. UniverSIty Gallery ill Ingram. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m


keeping a garden and raising cl1ickens, ducks, pigs, goa ts, a n alpaca and bees at various times for food " I t was a bltle bit more off the grid, and you kmd of h ad to have a cerlain sort tlf funk to live lhere. It was beautiful thou gh, " McLaughlin recalled. Mc la ughlin said the house's own er, J ful Wicklander, bu il t it originally a a u mme r " play" house for hIS nnw-adult son in lh� ·lyle of a n ld Swedl h caslle. Because it wasn' t meant to b lived in full-tune, there was no insul ation, tile roof leaked and the wuing was shoddy, McLaughlin said. "It was kind of hard to l ive in, especially in the wi nter," she �id. Both recalled fond memories during t hei r re idency, "Winters were hard . . . but summers were great. All the d 0 open - gorgeous . It wa a really great house," McLaughlin said.

Friday Save It or Shave IL. Progress dub's annual fundraiser ends in participants shaving their

heads AUC 8 p,m


The Art of Reconciliation and the Holocaust Presen ters speak on how art was used as a tool for c mmunities and individua ls to re over. Tacoma Art Museum, 12 - 3 p.m. Fircfightc1'l' from Centnli ('ierce Fin: & Re, Ie wurk tu pul out u hl)u�e fire at a house on the 3200 block of 140 l reel C')Ilrl li:usl . known III �I)m.., PI.U stll I 'nts ,I.' "ll", ell tic," tile !iI1cTUoun of March 7. :�i"tant Chlcl"R.mliy teph Jl� 01' cntrlll l'ierec nrc & Rc.�cue de<'lured t.L home a " lul... l loss.� Sumerficld _aid hIS favorite pa r t f the Castle was the bats Iivmg in the roof. '1 used to real ly enjoy itting on the back patto around dusk to watch them lea ve for tilt' evening and get [0 see them flit aroun d above my head, " he said. "TIley


almost never got into the hou e . M cLa ughlin said she doubts any other PLU ho uses will take on the identity of a sustainable, comm un al hving pace. "1 haven't met anyon > who still goes to PLU wh 's interested in things l i ke tha t," she saId. She

aJS(l aid she hadn ' t heard of any olher places th a t were bi g enou gh . McLaughl in said she thought


" ro tten wtrlng" may have bee th e cause of the fire S u m l! rfield expressed similar

All-campus Ping Pong tournamenL. Tillgelstad Hall LOllnge, 12 - 6 p.m.

Sunday University Wind Ensemble concert. Free to PLU students. Lagerq rl ts t COllcert Hall. 3 - 4:30

p. m.


Dining Services answers columnist 's criticism, responds to suggestions By REL ND TV Ml Guest Writer L�t w�ek. MuM c lumni5t Brian Bruns wrote an editorial, "Commons should be , n Fire' every week," in which he critiq ued the �alily ,f food in the Anderson University Cen ter (AUC) Commons. "Any time me n m a kes a comment, no matter what it is, there is truth behind it, and you have an tmSatisfied c stomer," llrin McGinn i s, director of Dining and Culin ary Services, said. McGinnis put the article on the bulletin bo rd in the main kitcl1en for the A VC workers to see. "I don't think our employees should be insulated from that," she said. "Comments and criticism always give us something to improve on." Bruns commented on the quality of pizza


to be I could just jump on a bus and I could be a work . , thin an hour." With extra waitIng time and cutbacks, Edgecomb said it now takes hun three to iou r hours to get to work. N t everyone has room in thelr scl1edules for this kind of extra time - about a quarter of Pierce Transit ri d e r. use the transportation to go to medical appointments. This wiU an eniors, p eo ple with disabili ties and th e travelling for other medical purp se.<; will need to sched u le their appOIntments around the more limited times the bu.,; transporta tio n will offer. TIll; Tacoma Neur Trlblllll! reported in a March a rtid' that the cou nty recentl y received grant a. well as a $6 milli several measures put in place to create more cost-saving options. TIlough thi will help ease th cuts that W I l l go Into effect this fal l, the transit sy tem w i ll ti l l be immensely red uced. State lawmaker. are looking al J possibl� bill that would help the Pie rce Transi l system by a l ll wIng them h' f lC\JS on a reas where voters w uld be likely to

in the a rticl�, saymg it lonka! old and stale. '1 \t>und .1 I t tlf value in tl'W t observation, so we' V� t rted payi ng more attention to that

on a reg u l ar basis," Do uglas Hinnen;, one of the ous chd lor Dining an CuIin.1ry Servi�, said.






said . "We've been domg some testing for Lh pizza, but it's jusl one part (If many thmgs." Andrew Morris, a host and dishwash T


" Comments and critici m always give , Improve on."


Erin McGinni s director of Dining and Culinary Services

support a tax increase. Pierce Transit's request is to draw a "special" district so that it can continue with at least some of its bus services, but this is only possible as long as voters consent to paying a higher sales tax. According to The Tacoma News Tribune, this request "has run into a wall in the state Senate." In fact, TIle Tacoma News Tribune cites Curtis King, senate transportation committee co­ chaIrm an, as say in the problem w i th Pierce unty's request lS that it has the possi bility to " leave voters too fatigu d" to vole. yes n a atew ide pubH transportation tax increase. On effect of Pierce County's request is thal it has brc�ght attention to how lhe ta - cuts will affect transportation-dependent dtizens, particularly elderly and disabled people. PLU subsidizes the cost of a monlhly tra ns i t pass for c mm u te r students as long jllj the studen t travel to school three or more hmes per week and lives more than one mile fT m cam pus. If the cuts con tinue to decrease bu availabilit), these students might nol hSve the option of u mg this pass.

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a st ud e nt said "he [Sru I has to understa n d, we work w1lh wh at w h a ve, and We ;ynn l to eep costs down for [the cw tumer):' In res ponse to Brons' artJc\c, Hmners said hE' invile him to Commons n fire, the Commons' annual culinary competitIOn. "With h is culinary experience, he'd have a really good lim ," H inners aid. McGinnis also welcomed B runs to compe e in the Commons on Fire. " Co mments about quality of ood and pride in product are important ones to make, and we are glad he did," she said. "On the subject of frozen ravioli and pre­ cooked burgers, Brian [Bruns] is welcome to bring his food service expertise along and come play in the kitchen. We can test making ravioli from scratch or cooking raw burgers to order any day of the week." for the Commons, said

he can see Bruns' point but a1



MARCH 15. 2013

Unsung heroes: the daily challenges of dish roo MCGAHA Guest Writer


Al though many view the Anderson University Center Commons as merely a resource for d aily meals, it is also home to the often-unsung heroes of the PLU experience: the dish room employees. Students come into contact with the dish world on a daily basis, but few know the inner workings of it. When asked about the duties of the dish room staff, first-year Dominique Jackson laughed at the question. "I don't want to know," she said. First-year Robin Thimbriel said she wasn't sure, but guessed

the dish room empl yees separate the trash and then wash the dishes. The employees gave a similar answer. However, they also said the process, while simple, is not as clean-cut as it sounds. A look inside the dish room yielded views of a handful of staff members diligently clearing and sorting the items appearing on the conveyor belt known as the

accumulator. Dining staff worker and first­ year Robert Layton said the atmosphere drastically changes at busier times such as the dinner rush, when the room becomes "loud and very humid . . . very warm." It is under this pressure, Layton said, employees must perform basic tasks such as sorting dishes from trash or compost and loading

the dishwasher. However, th ey also face food compilations and messes beyond simple leftovers. First-year Dayton Campbell­ Harris said he once left an original mixture on his plate for the employees to clean that was complete with ketchup, potatoes, pepper, mac and cheese and spinach leaves. People place more than jumbled food on the accumulator,

"People [can] go wild, and they forget there are people working back in the dish room." Chris Erkkila

first year, dish room assistant

Holocaust Conference events



Resource Center director. A UC CK Hall.

Friday 8:30 a.m. Community Art Table opens at

PLD. Tacoma Art Museum.

8:45 a.m. WeJcome and

ri entation. Film with discussion, presented by Sharon

Renne rt. A UC CK Hall.

1 1 :45 a.m. 'The Forger." Lecture by Professor Bob Eriksen, Chair of Holocaust Studies ProgTam. A UC CK Hall. 1 :45





Journalism: Empowerment of a Culture." Lecture by author Cara De Silva and Rona Kau fman, PLU professor and researcher.

a.m. Chapel. "Experiences at Kaminets Poldolski." Homilist Frank


Klrne, Dean of the School of Education

A UC CK Hall.

and Movement Studies. Lagerquist Concert


11 :05 a.m. "Teaching with Lessons of

and the Holocaust." Tacoma Art Museum.

the H locaust." Ilana Cone Kennedy,

Free with museum admission.


12 - 3 p.m. "The Art of Reconcilia tion

Washington State Holocaust Education


Correa said he has his own plans, hoping to work with the Peace Corps. "He [Correa] really wants to talk with people and get to know people within the culture and as looking forward to that," Berguson said. "Not just understanding the theory, but what it's like for the person on the street." Correa said he initially applied to be a peace prize scholar becaus he thinks it "represents all the main aspects of what PLU's motto is - trying to figure out what you're doing with your one wild and precious life." McCracken and Correa, both majors in global studies and anthropology, said they are looking to apply the skills and lessons from the forum on and off campus. Berguson said she wants students to know you can be from any discipline to

too. Athletic ice packs, cti carded recyclables and forlorn trash have all appeared in the dish room. Dish room employee and sophomore Chris Erkkila said that "mystery smoothies" and other strange concoctions become more common during dinner. "People [can] go wild," Erkkila said, "and they forget there are people working back in the dish room." However, the employees also said they were grateful for some diners' consideration. Layton said he recalled seeing a smiley-face made out of a condiment mixture that "lifted [employee] spirits." Erkkila said others will yell "thank you," which is "nice to hear sometimes."

apply and become a peace scholar. Students who are interested to apply next year "need to have some sort of motivation," Berguson said. She also said students need tounderstand diversity, have an understanding of peace in a global context and have to be willing to be challenged when it comes to peace. McCracken said students who want to be peace scholars should "just keep doing what you love and get involved ith organizations in peace." The next step for the Nobel Peace Prize Scholars is to participate in a seven-week s minar in Norway at the Oslo International Sununer School this summer. ''I'm really excited for this summer," Correa said. During the seminar, peace scholars win participate in classroom discussions and read about peace builcting. They will also vlsit institutes of peac in Oslo and speak with people who are involved in that work from a Norwegian perspective.



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Fans of 'The Walking Dead ' watch for the diffic ult choices and moral conflict By KELLI BRELAND Guest Writer

At face value, "The Walking Dead" can be perceived as just another zombie story. Standing out from the multitude of post-apocalyptic iilms, comics and TV shows is AMe s "The Walking Dead." It features the typical group of survivors running from staggering herds of drooling, tattered, undead odies. Yet, "The Walking Dead" is perhaps the most popular sho w of its genre on tel e vision - it has something the others don't. You ask around campus, and y u get the same general consensus . The zombie gore attracts viewers, but they keep watching because of another element the humanity . "T started watching 'The Walking Dead' because all of my friends here watched H," first­ year Gailonn Wixon said. "It started with the zombie aspect, but now that I'm more into H, it's more of the humanity aspecl " Although the zombie violence is cOTlSlstenlly entertaining. dig beneath the pur� ly entertaining aspects and you tind thal i ts ch aracte rs drive the show. The zombie survivors featured on "The Walking Dead" are certainJy dynamic. With different personalities, backgrounds and infl ences,

each character has a unique set of qualities viewers can relate to. This is especially observable in one of the main characters, Rick Grimes. Rick's priorities are equal to what most of us would choose in the event of an apocalypse - the protection of family and friends. As the leader of the group, Rick must often make di fficult decisions over who lives, dies or is put at risk in order to ensure the sa fety of his tight�kni t group. Most of Rick' s decisions are highly c n troversia L but have arguably no obviously right

answer, which leads him to ultimately question his own humanity. In this way watching relatable characters make choices that cause them to question their own identities - viewers face the question themselves: "what does it mean to be human?" When choices nave no clear right answers, being "moral" suddenly isn't so easy. Within the bounds of society, we d n't have to de . de who lives and who dies on a d aily basis. But in "The Walking Dead," these b undaries are removed,

and the harsh envirorunent makes these calls inevitable. Robert Kirkman - author of "The Walking Dead" comics, the basis for the TV show capitalized on this idea in an interview with The Huffingtoll


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isn' ooking 0 1-vely LuteLife Student website loses fight against unpopularity By STEPHANIE BECKMAN Guest Writer MyLuteLife is joining the ranks of, and Windows Live Search in the Internet of yesteryear. The site will officially go dark on June 1 after being active in one form or another for a total of six years. The idea for MyLuteLife began in Student Life as a method for clubs and organizations to keep in contact with their members and attract new ones. Student Involvement and Leadership's (SIL) Lace Smith, as istant director for technology and social media, was part of the brains behind MyLuteLife's conception.

"[Before MyLuteLife] it was more like one person standing on a mountaintop shouting, 'I have this club, you should come to me,'" Smith said. To solve this problem for student organizations, SIL searched for a software system that would work. This search happened before Coogle released their education applications including Drive and Calendar. Pacific Lutheran University launched OrgSync in 2007, a system similar to MyLuteLife, and SIL conducted a survey to monitor how effective it was. Smith said the typical response they received was that students did not recognize OrgSync. It as another l og to remember because it didn't use ePass, and it

[ My LuteLife's] ideal was very good in its premise, but we have better technology now that i more seamless, and we don ' t ha e to pay that price tag." "

Lace Smith assistant director for technology and social media

didn't have the same power and influence of other technologies at the time, such as Facebook. PLU then created MyLuteLife out of OrgSync in 2010 and it joined the ranks of Sakai, Cmail and Banner in the ePass accessible pantheon. PreViously, OrgSync had required a separate log in for access, which had relegated it outside the official PLU canon. Once MyLuteLife's code was scripted and the site was running, many organizations across campus began to use the technology, notably ASPLU, Tile Mooring Mast and the Diversity Center's Rieke scholars. Rieke Scholars had also volunteer documented their hours in the Diversity Center through MyLuteLife until the November switch. Princess Reese, a Rieke scholar diversity advocate, switched the Rieke scholars from using MyLuteLife to Coogle Docs. Reese said, "the process the Riek s went through to ÂŁill in their hours was too many steps, and many tudents were USing that as an excuse to not log in." Some clubs use MyLuteLife while others utilize different forms of commw1ica . n. Rachel Miller, cretary for the Queer Ally Student Union, said, "I honestly never really thought about using it [MyLuteLife]

because in my experience most people don't use it." Miller said her club instead uses e-mail, Facebook and Coogle Docs. Even though MyLuteLife will be leaving, its services are not. Smith said she is going to continue working with clubs and organizations to make sure they have the technological resources they need. "[MyLuteLife's] ideal was very good in its premise, but we have better technology now that is more seamless, and we don't have to pay that price tag," Smith said. MyLuteLife was found in the basement bathroom of Mordvedt Library in a pool of its own HTML script. A service will be held in June, and perhaps Sakai will offer a eulogy.


My LuteLife Timeline Pre-Launch (2007) Found an appropriate third party provider, pros and cons of services and strategic planning

Year One (2008-09)

Pilot year with six organizations. Primary population: student government, small representative group of student clubs, Residential Life and one staff organization group

Year Two (2009-10)

Any interested student clubs joined

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Rebranded as MyLuteLife: all student chills and organizations, residential hall communities, Campus Safety, ISS, XCountry/ Track, Emerging Leaders and Student Body joined

'How I Learned to Drive' a story of empowerment Actors find balance portraying emotionally charged issues By CAMILLE ADAMS A c0E Writer KATELYNN PADRON Guest Writer The latest production trom Pacific Lutheran University dri ves home . tense messages concerning misplaced love and twisted family relationships. "How I Learned T Drive" is a play written by Paula Vogel focusing on a fa mi ly in the 19608 whose female members are obj ectified by every ne in their

The pol'lter for " How


social spheres. The main conflict surrounds the juvenile protagonist Lil' Bit and her complicated relationship with her Uncle Peck. However, Lil' Bit's mother, aunt and grandmother also experience c nflict with the men in their lives and their perceptions of their own bodies. When preparing for the how, senior Jack Sorensen was fac d with the difficult task of portraying Uncle Peck, a character seen by m st as downright immoral. However, Sorensen, aided by


Learned to Drive," the theatre department's

contribution to the School of Arts and Communication Focus Series. The show closes this weekend.

a well-crafted script, skillfully presented a well-rounded character with human struggles that have stretched his moral boundaries. Sorensen said he "took extra note of times when Unde Peel is an emotional victim, essentially, when he is weak and just as I st as anyone else." Sorensen's po rtrayal allowed the audi nc to almost sympathize with ncle Peck and come closer to understandi.."1g how such reai life situations occur. On the other hand, junior Ali Schultz played to perfection a vulnerable, young female from the ages of 1 1 to 35. She presents Lil' Bit as a rational and intelligent young WOIllilD who can still be driven by an overwhelming need for love, leadIDg her to verlook questionable motives. The angle Lori Lee WaUace, the play's di rector and assistant professor of theatre, saId she would like the audience to perceive is how each woman refuses to see herself a s a victim and thereby embraces empowerment. While these uIldertones were present, they were predom inant in the main character and lacking in the rest of the female roJes. What the cast communicated beautifully was the raw human elements behind the morally confused actions of the characters. "In rehearsals, I wanted every scene between Uncle Peck and Lil'

"In rehearsal I wanted every scene between Uncle Peck and Lil' Bit to walk a tightrope." ,

Lori Lee Wallace associate professor of theatre


to walk a tightrope," Wallace said. 'lack [Sor�sen] and Ali [Schultz] did a great job of finding this balance:' "How I Leamed To Drive" deals with emotiona l ly charged issues and therefore poses a ehall enge for both the director and cast to tackle. The whole ensemble did it masterful job of protecting the audience from emotionaIoverd se through acted symbolism ilnd vo ice 0 ers, in inuating more

intense circumstaD!'es.

Ra ther than visually presenting m ments of sexual Violation, actions were merely ggested or represented without the use of p. ysical contact. Kait Mahoney, who portrays a number of roles, including Uncle Peck's wife and Lil Bit's mother, said "theatre is a shared experience with no screen to get in the way. Everything you project, you know it's hitting omeone _

somewhere, and you can't give too much or a wall goes up." The cast gracefully tiptoed around the deli ca te subject matter, preventing such a wall from rising while simultaneously conveying the emotion the plo t required. Vogel's eloquent aipt adds significantly to this emotiol1al weaning for the audience. "By the end of the how, we are emotio n ally ready and able to forgive Uncle Peck like Lil' Bit does.'; Wallace said. Although at times the nl essages of empowerment and forgiven 53 are indirect, the cast, script and on-stage direction articulated th veraIl content of the play well. "now I Learned to Drive," is a heavy but impactful viewer experience, The show, which opened last weekend, will continue to run tOnight, tomorrow and Sunday in the Eastvold Studio Theater.


MARCH 15, 2013

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New novel strong contribution to popular genre By RACHEL DIEBEL AdE writer

The buzzw ord in young adult litera ture today is 'dystopian.' Dy top ian novel s aTC becoming smash hits, from "The Hunger Games" to the "Divergent" trilogy. In a world where traditional publishing is struggling to keep up with modem technology, dystopian books are selling thousands of copies and being into equally lucrative made movies. One book that delves deeply into the idea of a dystopian society "The is Prince," Su.mmer

Alaya Dawn Johnson's

tired. Like a ll of the dystopian books to come before it, "The Summer Prince" is about censorship, antiquity versus modernity and how far society can afford to let technology advance. While all of these are important, Johnson doesn't ha ve much to add to the arguments of the books that have come before hers. Johnson does contribute to a new ideal in the societal acceptance of homosexuality, however. Interestingly, homosexuality is so common and accepted that no one thinks twice if characters talk of attraction to both men and women on the same page. After a plague that nearly eliminated all men and a struggle to repopulate, a stigmatism against any relationship that doesn't propagate the species might have been expected. Johnson takes the opposite tack, and sends a clear message that, while Palmares Tres contends with many societal problems, homophobia is not one of them. "The Summer Prince" is a worthy addition to the dystopian genre. It is a quick, poetic read that may not make you think about things from a new perspective, but will at least leave you questioning.

The novel' s strengths reside in its lyrical language and inventive world building.

first young adult novel . Set i n a futuristic Brazil after the Y Plague nearly wipes men from the planet, the novel tells the story of June, a budding artist, and Enki, a handsome young man in the running to be the city's new

king. The

about the technologically advanced but still devastated world En . and June inhabit, the happier Lhey are. Fortunat ly, details Iik these are frequent, and the reader gets a full description of th magnificent city of Palmares Tres where the nov I is set. Palmares Tres is quite literally a m ajor character in and of itself. Built out on a bay, it is a so-called "vertical city," meaning that it is built in the shape of a glass pyramid. Palmares Tres is a giant machine, with a government run gets

catch is that the Clty is matriarchal - men have been deemed too selfish and power hungry to rule - and the king is merely a gurehead that rules for a y aT before being ritu ally sacri ficed. The novel's strength resides in its lyrical language and inventive world bUilding. Prince's" Summer 'The language reads almost like a song, and the more details the reader

by senator-like "Aunties" and day-to-day operations run by various mechanical robots and 'spiders.' The pyramid shape of the city is a physi cal repr entation of the inequality that still persists, despite the best efforts of the Aunties. Composed of 10 tiers, the richest live on the top tier while the poor are relegated to the verde - the green algae pits at the bottom. However, themes like these that the novel plays on are getting



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a feminine critique Barbie dolls nee Ill o re diversity By RUTHIE KOVANEN Guest Columnist

If you ha ve found yourself perusing the BarbIe-aisle at Target recently perhaps in search of a gift for a cousin or younger sibling


- you no doubt the experienced overwhelming pink explosion that is Barbie.

If you're like me, you may have had

your very own collection of Barbies complete with a pink limo and a Barbie dream house. Without a doubt, Barbie has not only has made a huge global impact in

terms of economics and business, bu t is als intl uential in shaping childhoods. During the 50-plus years of her

existence, Barbie has had upwards of

"There's a definite disconnect between the vocational aspirations Barbie encourages and the image she promotes."

1 00 careers - all the while balancing her on-again off-again relationship wilh Ken.

She's been an architect, a para trooper, a surgeon and a CEO not to mention the president. Some assert that Barbie's ability to have many jobs and many roles is an empowering symbol for young girls . Despite her seemingly

unbarred vocational ambitions and achievements, the fact remains that Barbie offers incredibly limited options in terms of appeara nce. All Barbie dolls are incredibly thin

and have non-naturally occurring body proportions - proportions that would make it impossible for her to stand up if she were real. Furthermore, the majority of Barbie dolls are white and blonde.

Sure, Barbie says that any woman can have any career, but to achieve career success, one must be white,







mention wear a pink pencil skirt and heels. There's a definite disconnect between the vocational aspirations Barbie encourages and the image she promotes. This narrow portrayal of success has impacted children who play with the doll. Mattei the Barbie-making company - has made some progress in the past 10 years.

In 1992, after MatteI released a talking Barbie that announced the

highly problematIc phrase, U math is tough, " the company released the computer engineer Barbie with

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bur ap sacks. There just needs to diversity - racial, class related diversity.


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Rather than only representing the experience of the thin, white, rich women in society, I challenge MatteI to present an equitable representation of women's lives and women's power.


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Ending politica extremism will help end gun violence By BIDAN BRUNS


TIle debate firearm abou t is regulation over taking America. Republicans and Democrats in Washington set are to debate the finer points while President Obama proposes federal ly mandated background checks on all guns sold, a ban on assault weapons and magazine sizes. limiting Even the president's center-left proposal goes too far for some and not far enough for otllers. Those in the extreme left would take away aD privately owned firearms. The extreme right would put a firearm in every classroom. I reject extreme political p sitions. They go against everything I believe abou t problem solving in a complex and contradictory world. Standing on either extreme of an iss e requires keeping your mind dosed to t11e oppo ite side and makes seeing a middle ground

even more diff icult. So na tura l ly, I d isagree with both ideas . Taking away the right to wn firearms does nothing to the illegal gun owners who never had the right to begin with. Handing weapons out like it's the start of the zombie apocalypse is too much of a blanket solution. A compromise can be reached only if both sides let go of their extreme dreams. The postu ring and political tough talk isn't going to last. There is a lot of social pressure in favor of making some changes to gun control policy. Enough pressure to make sure those

"In spite of the reality of gun violence, we must act ill the best interest of all citizens to prevent it as much as possible."


"Seljies " a sign of narcissism By ALIS


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your social or networking c O" n t e n t - s h a r i n g of choice: site Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, or for the more old­ school among us, Myspace. Scroll down our feed a few minutes and youll nQtic� a trend: selfies. Cell phone pies. "Bathroom mirrors. Pou ty lips, or " duck faces" as they're commonl y called.. B asi cally, self-shots. They' e ubiguitous now. No longer j u st a reflection of teenage girl self­ absorption, selfies are popping up on the profiles f people from all demographics. Guys are shedding their shirts to show off for the bathroom mirror. Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton famously took a selfie together. Even my dog posts selfies. Okay, that last one wasn't true.. But yOli get the point. It's a growing phen menol"'.. Selfies could be a posibve thing - an easy way to show off your latest fashion statemenl, a seJi-esteem boost on a good hair day or just a way to dOC"t.1Ill.ent the ah>ing process. There could also be more sinister repercussions to these seemingly­ harmless forms of sell-expression. I would argue the latter. For one, We already live in a society oversaturated with media. AdveTti ements scream to us hom every billboard, flyer and Facebook app: "Look like me! This b beau tv. 1 am beautiful. In order to be bea u t:i.fui'. you have to look like this." Just as models spend hours getting their hair and makeu p just right for the big photoshoot - and editors carefully retouch any blemish, wrinkle or stray hair they miss - so too do young women and men waste time primping for their own shoots. Girls suck t11eir stomachs in, guys flex their muscles and both genders try to imitate the sexy supermodel face.

students. Some of the perpetrators have been chj dren themselves. As Americans, we often feel immune to the type of violence that occurs around the world everyday. So when children are murdered in America, we perceive it as a great injustice. Murder is deplorable but the reality is that the world is a violent place. In a mostly free society like the United States, preventing all gun violence is impossible. The same freedom of action and choice we enjoy can also be used to commit heinous crimes against other citizens, especially against those who are most vulnerable. The gun cannot be un­ invented, no matter how much legislation is passed on the subject. Background checks can only tell us so much, as legal gll1l owners are just as capable of mur er a . illegal gun owners. However, accepting that fact does not mean it is acceptable to do nothing. In spite of the reality of gun violence, we must act in the best interest of all citizens to prevent it as much as pOSSible. Whether that is through banning a certain type of weapon

lawmakers who sit in Congress and do nothing now will be doing the same from home after the next mid-term el dion. Change is n the way and neither the liberals nor the conservatives will be extremely pleased with it. For instance, instead of requiring background checks on all guns sold, lawmakers may decide that background checks are only needed on assault weapons. This simple compromise gives liberals reason to support it by making it difficult for people to obtain weapons, while also giving conservatives grounds to support it, as the law still allows citizens the right to obtain the weapons legally. The major problem is simple: people are using guns to kill other people. This is nothing new and has existed as long as guns have. What has changed is who is being killed and how. Students have been involved in numerous shooting incidents from Columbine to Virginia Tech to Sandy Hook. In each instance, one or two people have used firearms to devastating effect on schoolchildren and college

Most of the time, they just I k ridiculous. Attempts to imitate the people portrayed in media, however, is far fI m harmless for teens. It is a tribute to the increasingly unrealistic standard of beauty our society holds dear. Once only aimed at women of childbearing ages, new media campmgns n w seek to make targets of men and women of all ages, making them feel unworthy in order to get them to purchase products. By trying to be like the impossibly­ beautiful models and celebrities we see on TV, we are saying, "yes, we hear you. You are beautiful and we want to be like you." It would be better to instead celebrate urselves as we are, rather than trying to be like someLhing we are not. But even celebrating ourselves must not be verd ne. Th re is a fine line between self­ confidence and self-absorption. Anyone with iIl temet access has the ability to create a "cyber personality," so nar . ssism is on the rise. Teens and adults alike are drawn in the idea of being able to write their own biography, so to sp e ak, including nly tho:;e aspec s of themselves they are proud of and want known to the worM . But this carefull y crafted publi.c image does not I.:ome across as professional or cool it looks sel-centered and narO!.sistic, and those bathroom-mirror ce ll phone shots a re probably not the fir t thing you want to come up when a potenli I employer Google searche your name. Think twice be! re clutt¢ng up cyberspace with yet anoLl-ter picture of your sassy duck lips. Consider what y u are saying ab u t yourself, and society.

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or ammuniti n or beefing up securi at scho Is, Lhere must be something we can do to limit or prevent the ghastly crimes such as those that occurred at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Columbine. Everyone in Congress must compromise or risk big political losses. No one will be entirely happy with the change, but that is the nature of a compromise. Most normal adults come to a compromise when presented with a difficult problem and no easy solutions. Only in Washington D.C is it acceptable for adult professionals to act like children who don't get what they want. In any other line of work, refusing to compromise is a good way to get fired. It's possible that come mid-term elections, the same will b true for Congressional lawmakers.

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V· sitat· on olicy validates gen er-neutral housing By ANNA SIEBER


In F e b r u a r y, A S P L U - R H A passed Congress legislation to enact various forms of gender-neutral housing, including bathrooms, wings and individual rooms. We all know t11e motive behind this is to make things more equal, to make the sexes - and varying orientations - feel more comfortable. I am going to be honest - I think t11is is a really cool idea. Personally, I am not sure how big of a concern gender-neutrality is for students who choose to live in the residence halls. Undoubtedly, there must be issues, but Pacific Lutheran University is an inclusive enough community that it seems like s meone �ho was less friendlv to a roommate f a different sexual orientation would get more flack an they could poSSib ly handle. It will be interesting to .see how the policy chan ge is enacted, but the general point i ' to make everyone feel m re comfortable - not less. It only takes one creep to ruin the Whole gende r-neu tra l bathrooms scenario. Residential Liie and PLU are clearly change with tact, trying to handle th however, l tru lY d not care that m uch about gender-ne'utraJ h using. Yes, it is a roo l idea, but I am not convinced the current housing structure is a big problem. s mc member and sophomore Sean Larkin, said to me, the general thought is that the policy is helpIl1g to protect people and is representing those who may feel discriminated against. However, he also said he is not sure who really feels that ostracized - it seems unclear who PLU is defending here. The policy change opens up more

possibilities for housing: maybe I could room with a boy. The change is progressive and is what we will undoubtedly see more of across universities in the years to come. The housing is not what I really care about. I care about the visitation policy. It is completely absurd if I m watching a movie with a m ale friend on the weekend and he is expected to leave my room at three in the morning because boys have to be out of girls' rooms by that time on the weekends. Yes, it is so very scandalous to wat a mOVIe. This scenario would be perfectly fine if I were watching a movie with a female friend. Now that is discriminato . We could bt! up latli!. We could be cramming for an exam. In terms of overnights, the male spending the night in my ro m could be my brother or a close friend from home. My r ommate could be totally fine with this. The visitation p O l icy is a rchaic, hands

down. I understand that is meant to diminish roommate conflict - the discomfort of a roommate wanting to go to bed while the other is rolling around with a boyfriend or girlfriend. 13ut that is a uming everyone is


straight. It is as 'nUng that residents are. not mature enQugh to communicate and handJ the situati n on their own or with the me ' iation o f a!'! RA. In addition, the visitation policy is inherently difficult to implement. RAs cannot be expected to go around knocking on doors to check for members of the opposite sex after a certain hour. TI1at would be ridiculous. It sounds like RHA has some sort of legislation in the works to amend the outdated, discriminatory policy. I would love to see how it comes into effect.

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Men's Tennis

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Sophomore Stephanie Miller enjoys time on golf team despite not playing in high school� or ever before By SAM HORN Sports Writer

Of the many collegiate athletes who are either recruited to join university sports or Just decide to walk-on, there are some who have virtually no experience but try out for a team anyway. The women's golf team had a newcomer last year who had practically neve r grasped a golf club in her t'Iltire life, save f i a few putt­ putt golf experiences. Stephanje Miller, now asophomore at Pacific Lutheran University, gained a lot of expe rience playing volleyball an 'oftball during her hi gh school career. She decided to join the giris' golf tea m, however, be<:ause they needed an extra team member. Miller's roorrunate, sophomore Kristina N . invj Miller to try oul for the golf team since they had lost some members due to lack of interest and the pre sure of schoolwork. "I've Iways liked to play sports," Miller said. "After the coach [Michael Fosnickl saw m swing, he told me that he really liked my attitude towards the sport, and he put me on

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Miller contemplated playing volleyball at PLU, but because the tryou ls [or the team were held in July, he was unable to partake in drills. Miller halls from Gulfport, Miss. and didn't want to fly to Washington to try out dUring the summer. Miller played softball for seven years, both on her high school team and for various club teams, and she earned Al l-District honors in volleybal l while she was in high school . Even though Miller pJay s golf now, she hasn't erased volleybaJJ from her life. She participa tes in intramural volleyball at PLU "[Volleyball] is m y sport. I will play it anywhere, anytime, anyplace," Miller said. "0 th other hand, I enjoy [golf], because it's different from every other sport I've play d ." Miller as had little :me to catch up on all of the rules and regula ti ons of golf. She haso't had the stereotypical golfer expenence where a golf dub was put in he r hand when she was lhree. Concernmg her golf game, Miller aid she needs to be more consistent with her swings and contact. osru :k. Miller' roach, Michael told her she has a good swing, bu t needed to lea rn consistency. "I on'L al ays see i m provement, but when I do, ll'gives me a rea l sense of achievement," M iller sai d . " Golf i . truly 95 percent mentai." Miller has had the opportunity to pla y at a variety of chaUen ging courses throughout her young

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It's okay to b proud o your high s chool By

NATHAN HOOP Sports Editor

Some people l o ved high school. Others didn'l Regardless of the e perien"e, however returning to a forme r high school ,

campus creates a unique situation. When returning, you see fami l i a r faces - some you have missed, oth rs you have ot. You are reminded of the o'untle memories in the h all way s you once walked. Sam of tho e memories you miss, others you d ni t. On �onday I Teturned Lo my hig h school, Woodland High, in southwest v as hmg ton . I made the hour-aml-a-half trip dow n ]-5 to watch my ' rst �a.ver baseball game since the final game f my . semOT season (OUT years ago. a My younge t bToth r Aaron, sophomore, was m aking his firsl varsity tart It was time to watch a Beaver baseball game from the stands. The p l ayers on the field were different. The uniforms weTe new. The c.oaching staff had comple tely changed . The emotions were the same . 1 was anxious. ow an alumni, I cared much mo re abou t the fin a l score than 1 thought I was going to. t am not alone with thi'l feeling either Two weekends ago, the 4A and 3A state basketbal1 cha mp ionships were h el d al tN! Ta oma D me. Facebook and TWi tter were liltered W I th pictures and pos ts of alumni in till:' Tacoma Dome bragging aboUl lheu" fonner high schools. TWltteT told me Curtis High School, U1 ni\'en;ity Place, won the 4A men's state cha m pionsh i p. A l o t of proud Vikmgs were wa lking round campu la<;t wee . Mv Mond a ' bn)tbe.r' • n game waID- t for a state championship. It was � (m, n d W dland'" first game of the Woodland Isn't nea rly the size of Curtis it' a I A schoQI But that's not how 1 saw it. I was walching the learn 1 continue to proudly affiliate myself with four years after graduatin g . And after being a l arge inHuence on my youngest brother'

baseball career, I wa s watching hun start in a varsity baseb a ll game as a pbomore. When my family moved i nto 0 r first ho me in Woodl and, we had a huge backyard . We p layed whiffle ball i n that yard on an almost daily basis.

Teaching Aa ron 0 hit a ball £f a tee, his bink.y in m o u th, is one of my first memories in that yard. The grass wasn' t even in yet. We played on dirt and rocks. Watching him p l ay on Monday, in the S<\Ill number I wore in high school 4 - brought everything full circle. My youngesl brother was wearing my jer ey on the baseball tea m I once called my own. With rus team trailing 6-2, A aron pitched a scoreless top of the fifth i nnin g . His team cored nine runs in the b o ttom of the ft fth inning and lU\ g onto the 1 1-6 victory, giving Aaron t he win in his fir t varsity pitching outmg. Al l on lhe same mowld J threw on four years ago. Aaron . taTted the game in left fi Id . I t was on l y fitting that i n his fi rst varsity start, the first balter of the game hi a line drive his way. No problem. He cas uall y caught the liner an d lobbed th ba l l into second base. He is still waiting to get hIS ITIst swing in however, He walked in each of his first thT e a t-bats, not offering at a single pi tch, and scored t>,..,rice. d watching my youngesf 1 wa. p brother play. r was proud watching my alma mater play. An d regardless of your h ig h school experience there is no s ha me in a prid ful return to y ou r former school . You graduated from that school You earned to the right to care.

TOP RIGHT: \nron houp pull/! huck from II hunt. Ilttl'J\1pl during nll(' of Ihib I lire 1"wkl> nn Mullli.u¥. He is' wearing ,lIe somc numh r I wl>re in higb �ch(lol, 4. RIGHT: \umn Sh(>lIP pitches dur:ing lhc jifllt inning of W""dland's 1 I-6 Will 1111 MOIul11,). H is ' browing- Iln UIC sam ' mouDU J threw 011 f'oill yturs 111..'0, Photos b ' Nathlln Shoup.

The Mast Spring Sports pick 'em By NATHAN SHOUP Sports Editor

Oops . I'm going to have to this one. I told the league to predict how many games the softball team would win in eorgia last weekend. I also w ar

t- Id them the Teignin g national champs woul d be pi aying four games. They played ix. It was the first m i stak� of the year. Give me some slack. With a 5-3 ole, the league voted to throw out last week's picks. S(I the tandings remain unch anged for another week. The so ftba l l team went 3-3 in Georgia last weekend. If the league voted to keep last week's predictions, two would have picked the correct an wer because of the .5()() w mrung percentage. Schoepp and Ohiufka both picked the oftball leam to win two games in Georgia, so they essentially missed out on a corred

predictJon - bummer. llu�rt' is n

ne,d La say whIc h

way Schoepp and Olsufka voted wheth r to keep last week's pICks r not

Kyle Peart

track thrower pick: 2 record: 2 - 7

f../aley f../a rshaw softball standout pick: 2 record: 2 - 7

Peart was named athlete of the week for his performance at the PLU Invitational track meet last week. Apparently throwing a shotput translates to predicting sport outcomes. Who knew?

Harshaw predicted a softball sweep last weekend, and the Lutes went 3-3. We're not saying which way she leaned in the vote to throw out last week's picks or not, but, well yes, we are saying which way she leaned.

I1rvid Isaksen

On to this week though. The baseball team (1 1 -5, 4-2) hosts first-place Whitworth (8-6-1, 3-0) for a big three-game Northwest Conference series. The Pirates advanced to the NCAA Div. III World Series last season after sharing the NWC ti tIe with Pacific. The series tarts with a doubleheader tomorrow and concludes wi th a single game On Sunday . Flrst pitch is at noon on oth d ays.

How many games will the

basketball player pick: 2 record: 2 - 7

Melanie Schoepp athletic trainer pick: 2 record: 7-2

Once again Schoepp doesn't get to pick the Ducks this week. So she picked the Lutes to take three games from Whitworth. We will leave the irrelevent predictions to Hegge.

. jacob Olsuf'ka

Olsufka said he liked that the pressuTe was put on Harshaw to pi her Own team's o�tc�e last weekend. Well h re you go OL<mfka, y our tu rn. He IS the lone contestent that picked a PLU swee p this weekend.

Dustin f../e fjfje NWC qolf hlVP

Hegge didn't pick a golfer. He didnJt pick a occer team. He Simply said the Lutes would win two of thTee this weekend and onl y included one smil ey face in his response. Something is u p

baseball player pick: 3 record: 7-2

pick: 2 record: 7-2

I1ndre tacuyon

baseball team

swimminq borpedo pick: 2 record: 7-2

place -wllitworth this weekend?

ilion Denl1del

will against first ­

Isaksen doesn't care about this weekend. The NCAA men's basketball tournament is coming up.

cross country stud pick: 7 record: 7-2


i t h a!




Tacuyan wasn't arily declarative with his pred iction this week. " I'm gomg to ay two games tor the ba ball guys. Hopefu l ly." I t' tou gh ' Lo win games wi th hopefully. DenA.del was one of the five who b mefited

last out

from throwing ou t its work rut

week' redJdion. The baseball will have for itseJif De nAdel is right Uus week. team


MARCH 15, 2013


Baseball team wins series in Walla Walla

Lutes take two of three from Whitman, sit in fourth place By CHRISTIAN DILWORTH

Sports Writer

The Lutes took two of three games in their second straight Northwest Conference series last weekend. After hosting WiIlamette two weekends ago, the Lutes traveled to Walla Walla to take the series from Whitman. Junior Max Beatty pitched another great game to start the series, allOWing one rWl on one hit in seven innings, but the Missionari took game two, 6-4. Sophomore Trevor Lubking threw a masterpiece on Sunday. The lefty threw a complete­ game shutout, allowing three hits, two of which didn't leave the infield. The Lutes improved their record to 1 1 -5, 4-2, while the Missionaries fell to 6-9, 1-3.

PLU 9, Whitman


Outficlder Dominick Corney, ajunior, gears up for 8 pitch lWo weekends ago against.

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PLU bu.�cball field. Cuurey went 1-:3 in the first game 011 Saturday,

�cing twice WId drivillg in two runs in the Lutes' 9-5 win.


Beatty once again displayed his dominance by holding Whitman to one run on one hit during his seven innings on the mound. He only walked one and struck out 10, improving his record to 4-1 on the season. Beatty didn't receive much run support early however. Whitman took an early second inning lead on a homerun by Cameron Young, which held through the first six innings. It was the only hit Beatty surrendered. Pitcher Dakota Matherl y held the utes to only five hits in six innings of work. Once Matherly was pulled, PLU went to town on relievers Will Thompson and Tyler

Grisdale, scoring four runs on two hits. A hit batter, a walk and a timely Carson McCord base-clearing triple scored three. McCord, a first-year and infielder, then scored the fourth run of the inning on a passed ball. An inning later, the Lutes scored five more runs on three hits and a pair of errors. Centerfielder Dominick Courcy, a junior, hit a two RBI single, McCord drew a bas -Ioade walk, and catcher Curtis Wil ung, a sophomore, contributed a sacrifice fly to the rally. Whitman scored four runs in the ninth before sophomore AJ Konopaski came in and collected the final two outs.

to one run on two hits through six innings. He struck out six and only walked two. The Lutes' Chris Bishop, a sophomore, took the loss, allowing four runs on five hits in three innings.



Whitman 0

Pacific Lutheran finished the series with a win behind the arm of Lubking who stuck out 1 1 in a complete game shutout perfo rmance - Ute first of hi collegiate care r. The SOphomore from Buckley got into a bit of a jam in the fourth when a lea d off single and an error put runners on first an s cond with no outs. Lubking made it through the heart of the lineup with a pop up, strikeout, and a groundout to end the inning. In the sixth, the Missionaries knocked on the door again, gelling a rwmer to third, but Lubking tall ied up a nother strike ut to end the threat. The Lutes scored the only run in the game in the third after junior Nicholas HaU. a middle infielder, singled to center and advanced to second on an error. Two outs later, Wildung walked to load the base , and Hall scor d on a balk.

Whitman 6, PLU 4 The Missionaries jumped to an arly three-run lead off of three hits, and two errors in the bottom of the first didn't give it up. PLU got on the board in the top of the fourth inning when Wildung drove in McCord from first with a double. McCord reached base after being hit by a pitch. He has been hit six times this season. Only infielder Jac b Olsufka, a senior, has been hit more a t eight times. Whitman added to its lead in the lifth to make it 5-1 before the Lutes scored twice in the seventh 0 a two RBI double by outfielder Daniel Altchech, a sophomore. The Missiona 'es responded with a homerun and got the win. Sophomore Spencer Hobson picked up the win, holding PLU

This weekend PLU continues conference action this weekend, hosting the defending cha mpion Whitworth Pira tes in a three-game series. The earns play a dou bleheader tomorrow and a single game on Sunday. The first pitch on both days is at noon.

Softball team mops three in Georgia

Lutes fall from national rankings By CHRISTIAN DILWORTH

Sports Writer

The Lutes entered the NFCA Division III Leadoff Classic in Columbus, Ga. ranked No. 15 in the Top 25 poll. After rushing ou t to three straight wins, they fell in three straight and are now 9-6 returning home to host a four-game series against George Fox starting tomorrow. After being ranked No. 1 in the preseason poll, the Lutes are now unranked.

PLU 4, Emory 1 In the opening game of the tournament, Keisey Robinson, a sophomore, pitched a four-hitter. Lindsey Matsunaga, a J unior, provided late inning heroics with a bases-loaded triple in the seventh inning, lifting the Lutes to a 4-1 victory. the Robinson, Puyallup native who transferred from Troy University this year, limited the formerly undefeated Eagles to one unearned run. Finally in the top of the seventh, Matsunaga caml:! up t pl a te with the bases loaded and delivered her game winning triple into right field. Robinson improved

her record to 2-1 with the win.

PLU 3, Kean 2 For the second straight game, Matsunaga was the hero, hitting a two­ out single into center field that drove in pinch runner Spencer Sherwin and forced the game into extra innings. Both teams started their at-bats in the eighth with a runner on second base as the international tiebreaker rule was used. Kean scored on a one-out single, leaving the fate of the game in Pacific Lutheran's hands. KeIli Crawford, a first year, started at second base and advanced a base on a groundout, but stayed on third after senior Haley Harshaw's single. With Crawf rd on third, Kean let Harshaw advance to second, which allowed infielder Califano, Montessa a senior, to drive in Crawford and advance Harshaw to third. From there, Harshaw scored the game winning run on a wild pitch.

PLU 8/ Hiram 0 (5 innmgs)

The Lutes brought out their bats and handled Hiram with ease, playing

only five innings because of the mercy rule. Pi tching inconsistency for Hiram loaded the bases for PL U on three straight walks. The Lutes took a 2-0 lead after a two RBI single by catcher Katie Lowery, a junior. The Lutes then added five more runs in the third and a final run in the fourth when catcher Samantha Pryor, also a junior, drove in Sherman. This game put the Lutes into the Gold Bracket facing Trine, a school in Indiana.

Trine 5 , PLU 2 Pacific Lutheran kept their scoring active and scored in the first when senior Kaaren Hatl en hit a two-out single to drive Glenelle in infielder Nitta, a senior. In the third, Trine took over, scoring three runs and adding another in the fourth. A three-run homerun by Andi Gasco, off Robinson, started Trine's run production. Gasco held the Lutes to a measly five hits, two coming from Robinson. PLU also let multiple scoring opportunities slip away, leaving seven runners on ba�e .

Texas-Tyler 5, PLU 1

In a rem atch of last

year's Tyler Regional in the NCAA Division ill national tournament, Texas-Tyler came out the victor. The Patriots and Lutes exchanged a run each in the first before the Patriots broke the game open with four runs in the second. They scored on three walks and three singles.

East Texas Baptist 5, PLU 3 Lutheran Pacific wasn't able to capitalize on bases-loaded a situation in the sixth, and ETBU scored two runs in the bottom of the same frame after a two­ out error extended the inning. The Tigers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first on three consecutive run-scoring hits. Pacific Lutheran had an opportunity in the last inning to tie or win the game with the bases loaded, but the threat ended with a fly out. PLU, now 9-6, returns to campus this weekend to play George Fox in a four-game Northwest Conference series. They will play a pair of doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday. First pi tch on both days is a t , oon.

NFCA Coaches Poll* 1. Montdair


t a.te

Emory (2.5- 1)

(4- 0)

3. Texa ' -Tyler 03- 1)


4 . llinois We. leyan (4-1) 5. Trine

( 11- )

7. Luth


6. E


Connecticut Slal (0-0)

(I-I . Thft ( -0) T9. Linfield (2-2)

T9. Plutt burg 'tate 1 1 . Redlands

(12-4 )

12. Christuph


(0- 0)

Ne port (10 -5)

13. East Te_ ' us Baptist (12-2)

14 . Piedm ont ( 12-2) 15. Carthage (4- 0) 1 6. St. Thonl' - 1inn . (6-2) 17 ali bury (12-2) .

18. Simp on-Iowa ( 17-3) 19. Coe (1 -1)

2(). I ow (4-2) 21. Morivan t S -2 )

22. Clur lll ont-M dd- '('ripps

23. Roanoke (9 -3)

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MARCH l5. 2013

Track team shows well at home meet Lutes pick up several victories at PLU Invitational

By BRANDON ADAM Sport.� Wri.ter The Pacific Luth ran Track and Field team performed well at Ule PLU Invita tional on Saturday. Throwers and runners alike racked up points and had thei r moments to shine. The PL U Invitational was the Lutes' only home mee t f the season . Both men and women th owe rs did not disappoint by dominating in hammer, discus and shot-pu t. Pleasan t weather on Saturday contribu ted to the Lu tes' winning energy. "The a tmosp here was good . All of us were throwing well," senior Katie Jahnsen said . "Everyone had PRs [personal records-J. " Jahnsen achieved a pe�ona1 recor in hammer throwmg 44.40 meters, placing ('cand Senior Jorgina Moore won the women's hammer throw wjth a distance of 46.83 mete I breaking her p ev io us record. "It's nice to PR early in the season," Moore said. Moore's goal is to hit 50 meters this season. Junior Kyle Peart won the hammer throw with a distance of 54.62 .meters. Peart foresees a strong season for the throwers. "We're looking good," Peart said. "I like where we're at now." Peart hopes the PLU throwers continue their success throughout the season. "I hope we keep in1proving every meet," Peart said. "We're a really strong team this year." Throwers Tevon Stephen-Brown, a sophomore, and Samantha Potter, a junior,



TOP: Senior Joseph Mungai long jumps at the PLU Invitational on Saturday. Mungai finished fifth in the ..ven t with a distance of 5.86 meters. ABOVE: Sophomore Chelsea Nelson throws the javelin at PLU's lone home meet 01" the year, the PLU Invitational, on Saturday. Nelson finished tc>urth in the evl'.nt with a distance 01" 38.7'2 meters. Photos by lohmk Edwards.

placed first in their respective me n's and women's shot--pu l. Stephen-Brown, who hadn ' t won in any track event until last weekend, won w ith a dJstance of 14.8 meters. "It's pretty tight," Stephen-Brown said. " Even in high school I was a lways beh in d other guys." In di5cusf Potter placed fir·t with a

distance o[ 1206 meters.

In javelin, junior Stephanie McFadand

place third with her final and furthes t attempt of 36.3 meters, Standout athletes" in the running events

were sophom re Davey Fisher Who placed first in th e 400 hurdles and sophomore Mar qu i Makupson who finished second in the l OO- meter dash . Makupson achieved a personal reco rd of 1 1 .33 �econds beating his previous time of 1 1.53 seconds. Makupson said he .is COntent w ith cu tting time off his record early in the season. The men's 4xl OO relay enjoyed a PR of 43.44. "Last week we had our first meet at Linfield and that went really well," first­ year runne r Shaun Bradley said. He said he was pleased with the team's ability to carry over last week's drive into their home meet. "Lots of fans out here," Bradley said. "That will help us out a lot." In men's pole-vault, first-year Ignacio Ibarra finished .02 meters under Saint Martin's vaulter Joseph Keeton, with a height of 4. ]6 meters. Pacific Lutheran's next meet is March 22-23 at the Lewis and Oark Invitational.

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Gender-DeDtr housing divides ASPLU elections

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High school will call E ast Call1pus hom.e By STEPHA IE BECKMAN News Writer Mount Rainier lutheran High School was aim last

l'IIO'fO BY BEN QUINN \ 'I LU vi('£ prcsiw,JiUaI and prc. idrnlhll \:Illldidllll'� IUI!I\ r awlicnn' ql/IIHI ion!! during I II t1dJlllc V\...t1Jlc�dlty ('Ding in \ (, 13:3. Left III righ l ; vi. pr '"jdenLial <'aoditlnte jmrior Inn Kinder-Pyle. vice presi denti al ClIndMat junior EmilJ nisho J pres.dcntinl cundiillH ..... junit>t Aaron Stcdqw,l nlld prCllicleJllial CJUltlidatf' ,Ilphlllnun> ThumB.' Kim .

By AUSON OOD .' News Editor II the organizers of this year' sp U pre;idential debate had known i l was going to d ra w so much a tten ti on th 1)' w uld ave reserved a bigger roo m. As it were, Anderson Uni verSIty Center room 133 was packed an Wedn esday evenin g WIth students lined up a l ong the back wall and sItting on the fl or. The r cord-high tumou t wa not a resul t of a sudden interest in tudent poUtk--s, bUi rather of the controversy ' SUIT unding ont! ca di d a te s view po in t n an issue many students have pa ssi ona te opiniOT\! on; gender-neu tral housing. The firest�') rm of opinions, offf'nSeS and outraged Fac book post'> began with

"A n Open Lette r to Stud


wh i ch wa.'l written and paid for h Qu !eT IJ Stud ml Union [QASUI and publi�hed In The Daily Flyer n M nday and Tuesd ay. The quoted a Facebook post: by ASPLU presid nHal candidate

Thoma Kim expressmg a skepllcal, if n t opp il lonal, atti tud e toward gender­ ne u t ra l ho usmg : " per na l ly, I do no t think that GNH [gende. r-neutral housingl woul d creab> an environment III the long term for our tudenl to perience the true I ve o f Omst that lIe has in store for us . However, I an excited to � if this pllot program will prove me w rong " Kim wrote Lhis on last Friday. Tht! open letter included on l y the first paTt of this quole. Kim was lh onl y ASPLU senator to "ole against the

gender-neutral resolution last


�mes ter. He said be wanted 0 Tepresent the views of his conshtue

pressU1g that came to him their oppo ill n 1 J gender­ ne utra l h ousing. RHA president Matt Peters said Re i den lia l LIC (ResLife) held Residential Hall Congresses anJ sent 001 a urvey laSI October to gauge ·tudent opini n on the t piC. nTh majority of wh a t we hear d was overwhelmin g uppOd," he said. Several students were offended by Kim's co mmen t gen d ' T-neu tra l abou t hou si ng and sought him ou t in -pe.rso to clari fy what he meant by "e perienci ng lhe true l ove of Christ" When Kim failed to give an answer that satisfied them, they decided to wr ite a letter to raise awareness about his · tan e to p ublish in the Daily Flyer.

ASPLU Im pact Director Kameron Ja b:., a junioT and one of the peop le w h o d the le tter, said " the • ign mtenlton was simply to ga m clarification from Thomas Kim about hi �tatemenl m ade on h is Facebook pag e abuut gender-neu tral housing " N netheless, m ny 1> tudents i n t erp re ted the letter as a personal attack on Kim 'lt seem ed very anU -TI10m as , and i t wa nol meant to be at any pomt an ann-TI1omas le.tter," junior Aaron Steelqn ist saId, the th r ASPLU p resid entia l candi date , Copies t TIre 0aily Flgtr began disap pearin g fr m the A V C Monday afternoon, and by evening there were no visible copies fefL

st home less. The

summ t'

l a ndlo rd Id the bu ild ing th t h uses the smo l' 95 91h-1 21h

grad shJ dents, a ccording to .1 June 12 a rticle 10 TIle M."lvS Tribune. The newly a ppO in ted principal of Lhis mall private cM I, Sarah Elli ft, b gan aftt!r the salle' to search f r a d ifferent l oca ti on for th school tha� was sb t J close to theIr prevIOus building 'ou theast of Tacoma. The idea of approachmg Pacific Lutheran Unlv (sHy Lo ask for space for the high sch, I origi nated with several numbers of the choo! board, including the chair of the boa rd . who a re PLU alumni. Elliott's husband was a se nio r and environmenlal studies student at I lU at the Lime the- search bega n. Before t he school approach d PtU , b th the Embassy CES and the H ead Start programs, wh ich had pre i usly u tilized East Campus, nad left, and there wa room to renl oul to new 1 nanLo.; a well s r m to find up 1 nnent ry income,



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Students shear locks in annual Progress fundraiser By ASIll£Y GILL Guest WriLtr

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Oipped slraJlds and buzzed bits of halJ' tl oaled to the grow1d to form fu.7.zy pile in the Anderso UniversIty Cen ter laRt Friday TIle fonner owners of the locks sat on stools urrounded by peer for the l'ro gTess dub's ann ual Save i t or <;have It! fundnusing event. Participants an d club members have !:WO donation cans, a can for 'shave if a nd a can for ' sa ve it.' People w ho donate to the participants' cans choose which they w uld like to put m ney toward. The week-long fund raiser p roceeds go toward the Free Care Fund a t Mary Bridge 01.i ld ren's H spital in Tacoma. The fund h e l p · fami lies pay for

their children's med i ca l ex pense tha t are ei ther not covered bv i nsurance or th at the family is unable to a ffor . Al the end o . th e wee.k, the oney for ea ch participant is cou nled and the fale of the club member's head of hajr IS deClded based on wh i ch Gl as mllre money. "l't happy to she ve my head t r children who don' t ha e the ability to paJ' for medIc a l bills, " junior Andrew Kunitomu saJ d. He had never h ad his head shaved b fore and said he felt "bal " aIlecward . Most of the partici pa nts raised nough mone y in their ave it cans to salvage their hair. First­ year and Progress club member Em ily Stee.lquist was am ong them. "1 wa s really dted to see

the response from my family and friends online be ca use Lhey aU

oney, whid1 is donated lots of rea l l y fa u lous," Steelqulst said. This year, five peopl e had more d on ations in their shave it cans Lhan s ave it. Four had t h e i r heads shaved , and the fifth s tocks wher say d by a la t-m i nu te d nati n t Ihe save il can. As a participant who left the save it r have it event with a much shorter haircut, soph o more Krhitin Hayes said, "It was fantash , it wao; very exIU Jarating." Hayes l ater said, "sometim� you have to do something extreme like th at to get people's attention, and just knO W i ng h ow




Cheer tryouts show potential By RELA D TUOMI Guest Writer of sneakers hitting the Hoor creates a rhythmic melody of athleticism. Each j ump kick Th patter linolewn gym

brings the girl closer to cheer perfection, and every cheer rips through the air with enthu ia5m and school spirit. Cheer try clS have begun. Tryouts began this week on Monday evening in Olson Gym and concluded 0 Wednesday. The po te n tial cheerl eaders learned the school d1eers, routines ilnd d ance numbers, al l in hopes of the opporlunity 10 audition in front of a pan I of judges on Thursday. "We watch thr ughout practice, looking for how w " they work wlth other people an d stay on task, as well as how well they re s pon d to me:' Knsten Barte.n, cheer head coach, said. On the first day of the tryou ts, the girl s partnere up after learning a few move , then pr cticed with and critiqued each other. "We had a really good turnout this time," Michelle 201 1 Kalista,

lot of 1 2 cheer captain said. "There's potential " In order to learn the longer cheer rou tine, the girls lined up in fron t of Kalista in about four rows of seven, keeping their order and shape as square and crisp as a mili tary formation. After learning the steps, the first row moved to the back and the entire formation moved forward in order to allow each row to get a forefront view of l(alista teaching ilie routine . The ho efu l cheerleaders go Lo all th r e d ays of tryouts to learn the cheers, p racti ce the r utines and memoriz th e dance number. Mel' th three days, they are screened by a panel of judges and hen 5elected for the squad. The judge look f r possible cheerleaders' "vOIce and motion, their dan� and personality and their stunt group if they have any tum ling," BaTt en said. She said JUdges aJso consider 1£ they feel a try-out would have ood potentia l for th squ ad r not. said Barten squad cheers every home footbal1 and ba ketball game, travels to the University of Puget Sound games and tries to go to one away game for football, because "they usual1y have less games than the basketball team." The squad, however, not does cheer

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FORECAST CO URTESY OF WEATHER.COM competitively. "It's tough to g t i nt o that realm," Barten sa id, because the practices and weight room workouts twice a week do not give the s quad enough time to cheer com peti tively As for the co m ing eason, Ba rten said "the tumouL was big this year. Seeing the Level \)f talen t, I am optimIstic and 1 expect to have a bigg r sq uad." Kali ta, on the other hand, !;aid, "lhere' s no telling rig h t now" about lht! team's lhis numbers season. "It's good more there's people tt · year in case peopJ drop out or g t sick absorb

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MARCH 22, 2013

Holocaust Education Conference: Remembered stories' of survivors B GRACE DEMUN Guest Writer

A I�cture on March 13 by Sharon Rennert, grandda ughter of a Holocaust survivor, marked the start of Lhe Six Annual Powell­ Education Heller IIolocaust Conference. Rennert said, "many people a k, 'why didn't J e ws fig ht back?' J te l l them, ' ey did.'"

Every year, this conference is a way f r tudents to reedu cate lhemselves n the events of the Holocaust. TIle conferenCl! encourages students to reinterpr and lessons the how rethink surrounding the Holocaust can be


to their lives today. This

year, Lhe c n.ference' s theme is "empowerment," focu ing on the

persecuted people not as but a� survi vors. Some

hig hlights








spt'aken; a 'islanl

professor of art and de ign, and

D borah Upstadl, pro fessor f Modem JewiSh and Holocaust Studle ' at Em ry University. "Thi. year's conference has represented the circle of liie:' Henry Ueller, membeT of one of the lwo families who organized lhe con ference, said "T think

that thes stodes represent ho w the descendants share !:he role of c.:ontinuing th ir Temembrance." "Defiance" movie TIle preceded Rennert's lecture. Th film centers on Rennert's grand fa!:her, Tuvia Bielski, and his brothers, W 0 became famous during the Nazi invasion of Russia in 1 941. They saved and recrui ted more !:han 1,200 Jews fo r more than !:hree years, abotaging weapons and and kilJjng Nazjs, The group , comed men, childTen, the elderly and the sick. Fr the u rvivors of this group, tens of lh usan s of

TOP L FT: Grand daughte r of l lolocllusl survivor , 'lul.roU lktltu�rt lead>; a tli�I;IUl Ion r lIuwinf( I he !ler 'Ding " f the filn "IJefl.lln · " in 20 lhc L"VerLing (,I' Mllrl'h 13. Photo by lA:igh Wdb, BOTTO M : udil"llce mcmbt!l's clup after ' h film "creeoing March 1:3. Ph ut o by .Lt>jgb Wells. TOP mOOT: Holocausl survivor .Josh Gort l 'r gets personal with the 8uclicn<oc during Lhc 2013 Powcr - Heller Holocaust C"nIcrl!nc uo Mnrcll 14. '''We will have an int Il " ive conversation logctlu.-r," h ' . as, to lhl; pack d CK llull , Phot hy Alison HaYWQ d. live on t descendants incl udin g about 300 from

ay, the

Bielski family alone. The tory of the Biel ski partisans began as a book, ''Defiance:' and was then adopted into a m vie of the same name in 2008 starring Daniel Craig, Rennert aid the mov i gave her family a platform to publicly speak about their ancestOIS. A few of Rennert's favon te lines

om the film were "I a m Bielski", spoken by Zus Biel ki ( I Y d by Lie v Schreiber in the film). and "Nothin g is imp ssibl " , spoken

by AsaeL Bielski (played by Jamie B 11 in the film) ,

Along with stories like tha t the of the Bielski brothe rs, confere nc i n luded a spe ch by

Josh Go rtler,


Holocaust survivor

medical pro fe sionaL began by saying how imp rtant it is for survivor to speak out, because "if the few

and retired


survi v


don't speak out . . . there

will be mor

and m r Holocaust deniers [in the future) lil an there are day." Gortler carne to the United State at 1 -y ars-old unable to

speak a word of English. Des pi te this, Gortler graduated from c.:olJeg and I edical school, only recently retiring. At 70-years-old, Gortler is one of the YOWlgest surv i vors o f the Holocaust J iving today,

Born in 1 936, Go rtle r grew up in Tomasz6 w, Poland, Wh en the Nazis marched in and round d up a 11 the Jews, Gortler said he and his family "had to leave


Displaced Petsons (DP ) camp, G rtIer said th Dr ca mps repr sen ted a new chapter of his l i fe.

" Revival. Regeneration, That was life in the DP mp," Gorller sajd, "From the ash s, there was a phoenix that rose. And the Jewi h people wil: go on forever."


our home." The family , was able t g ' t h' was on the run for most of the war. comfort,

Gortler's grandfather was not as lucky, As a rabbi, he often wore the traditional prayer shawl, the 'tallit:

'From the ashes, there was a phoenix that rose. And the Jewish people , will go on forever."

Gortler and his family found his grandfather hanging from a tree by his feet, which Gortler said was a clear sign he had

Josh Gortler

been persecuted for his religious beliefs, Gortler said he still thinks of his grandfather whenever he pu ts on his talli t. Following the war, Gortler and his family were placed in a

Holocaust survivor

ASPLU FROM PAGE 1 "I think that people with opinions on ither side of the table could have easily gotten frustrated and removed them, or ' " people wanted to keep The Daily Flyer for themselves, Either way, it is defacing PLU pr perty, and i t is a conduct issue," Jacobs said, emphasizing that each Flyer contains advertisem nt revenue, and to throw away Peta5

ads is to deface PLU property. "ASPLU is willing to take action," he said, "It's great to see students passionate about issues, but when the dialogue about issues starts to become destructive instead of constructive we need to look at how we're framing the issue," Steelquist said, "In some instances, this did become a destructive conversation," Steelquist said he had no part in writing the letter, and he did not sign it. published ASPLU

one ot the bi�est ISSUeS being dlSals5ed by ASPt.U and RtlA tills year has been the Gender Neutral Houslfll] report. Why have yoo voted aganlSt the

document In the past ld whill is yol.ll OJrrent stance QfI 1t7 .pi. Ir.e thlS , n

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The Daily Flyer on Tuesday, clarifying ASPLU as an organization did not endorse or support either candidate, and that individuals from ASPLU who signed the letter were representing themselves their or individual positions wifhin ASPLU and not the organization as a whole, ASPLtJ asked Jacobs to remove his title fTOm his slgnature on the letter as it wa s not wi thin lus job at Impa to be invo l ed in this, and Jacobs com plied with the request. However, both the AS LU Diversity director and a senator kept their titles as ASPLU another



had said was acceptable. Associate Director of Student Conduct


said. Peters was instrumental in moving

Ray Lader sent out an e-mail on Tuesday saying the letter did not violate the Student Code of Conduct, and that the only

gender-neutral housing forward, Kim never expressed intentions of actively fighting gender-neutral housing next year, "My professional stance is that

disciplinary action he thought might be necessary was if individual organizations

we as an organization voted on it. We passed it. We are moving torward with it,

did not want students signing the letter in

and we all know that ResLife is doing it,

their official capacities in the organization. "The Daily Flyer is an open platform, an

whether we like it or not," he said. Jacobs acknowledged that gender­

open medium for advertisement," Jacobs said. "They [QASU members] were willing to pay for the ad space, so that opens the

neutral housing was not a relevant issue

door for them to publish in The Daily Flyer," The original writers of the letter issued another letter on Wednesday apologizing for the negative dialogue the original letter had sparked and clarifying they hadn't intended to "endorse or malign" either candidate, The future ASPLU president will not

to this election, "The reason 1 think that it became a question is, if this candidate is not willing to stand up for LGBTQ community in the case of GNH, then it indicates to us that he is not willing to stand up for the LGBTQ community in other issues !:hat may arise in the coming year," he said, Jacobs continued, saying that politicians' personal beliefs would still influence the decisi ns that they make.

have the power to veto or overturn gender­

When asked if his personal beliefs about

neutral hOUSing next year - it is going to be offered as a pilot pr gram next year, According to the ASPLU byl a ws, the president may veto a resolution passed by the senate, such as the gender-neutral housing �solution, but the sena te may

gender-neutral housing would affect his actions as ASPLU president next year, Kim replied, "Definite ly, For anyone, wheth r it's a politici an or a tu ent or a WOrker, it may be anyone, their ( )WI1 beli efs and cu 1ture and expe 'ence a ffect their daily

override that veto. Eith er way, gender-neutral housing wiil be implementC!d next year. "Gender­ neutra l hou sing is going to move forward, rega r lese f what any student n this campus says at thl point . . . this iso't reaiIy at a student leadership stage anymore because we are so far beyond that," Peters

decisions," The stack of student questions re garding gender-n utTal housing and the events of the week were conspici usJy ignored during Wednesday'S debate. Candida tes instead f cuseli on experience, rel ationship with the Parkland community and cross­ campus collaboration.


4 NEWS EAST CAMPUS FROMl Mount Rainier Lu theran High School will use m a inl y the east side classrooms, which are being renovated for their use. Sheri Tonn. PLU vice president of finance and operations, said the high school is "doing all of their own renovations. So they did all of the painting that went on and they're going to refinish the gym floor, and they're laying some

other stuff

in the gym

and elsewhere. " PLU will not offer any d ining services for the high sch oo l, but they wel come to pay to eat in Garfield 208 and the dining commons.


Tonn said the theatre department's costume class as well as dance, yoga and relaxation


classes currently in East Campus will move to Eastvold once renovations end. "For security reasons, we had planned all along

to get those programs b a ck on cam pus, " Tonn said. E a s t v o l d ' s construction is an tici pa ted to remain on time for this move. Then, once the upcoming reconstruction of Garfield Street buildings

MARCH 22, 2013

at East Campu on Friday to show the renovations and gi e tOUIS. Elliott an d Sheila Larsen, Moun t Ranier's admissions director, both said that they were happy to be moving into East Campus and to be

is and businesses finished, the marriage

showing the students, staff and community their new home.

and family therapy department will be permanently moved

Rainier Mount Lutheran High School faced have may

there. Mount

homelessness for a few months, but they have found a warm welcome at PLU.

Lutheran held


Rainier High School open house

money we raise

is SO exciting." First-year


selling donated art By VALERY

Guest Writer When the Tacoma Art Museum decided to sell a collection of Chinese robes and jades, the collection's donors filed a lawsuit. The Young

lawsuit on March 5.


In a statement publicized the same day in the Tacoma


another participant whose head was shaved, talked about the importance of raising money for the Free Care Fund. Anderson said, '1 got lot of

Art Museum Media Release, AI Young said, "we regret �hat the conversation between us, the museum and the community

questions about why I would do

took the direction that it did." Young's parents, John and Mary Young, traveled overseas and collected Chinese art. After they retired from the restaurant business in San Francisco, the

Youngs decided to leave their collection of robes, which are

examples of emb idery hom the Qing Dynasty, and jades to the Tacoma Art Museum. The couple said did this PHOTO BY FMNK EDWAlIDS

Sophomore Progress

Peter . wallllOn shaves jun.ior Andrew Kun.itomo's head during

club'H BUIlUJll I'undraiser Save It or Shave It! last Friday.

The Progress club has another fundraising event i n the fall, the Sign Me! drive, where proceeds also go to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. Participants allow






whatever they wish on any viSIble part of the fundraisers' bodie ' with a marker.

so the public would have the opportunity to appreciate the robes a nd jades as well . The Youngs said they thought their donation would remain with the museum permanently. AI Young said he was angry at the thought of hIS parent's treasures being sold. YOWlg, quoted in a Seattle Times March

Studen re ec s on

Passover Seder meal By TAYLOR LUNKA News Writer

My Tuesday rughl consisted of drinking wine, sipping Malzah on ball soup and nibbling on

p ars ley.

3 article, said "those things were


Chinese community. The Youngs dismissed

for the kids

it when I a l ready had short h il i r. I said that every single penny helps." Senior Renee Bedard, a Progress co-president who helped TW1 the shaving event and cut hair, said , "i t's su per fun because the mo ney all goes to a great cause. Everyone has a go d time, and we love doing it - shaVing some heads!" Bedard her ha d head com p le tely shaved her first ye ar. Now a senior, she has long brown half just below her shoulde . She said the club is hopi n g to r ise as much as they did last year, which amo unted t over $6,0 O. So far, Progress has raised dose to $4,000, not yet ind uding the coins or las t- minute donations.

againt Tacoma Art Museum for

family claimed in their lawsuit that the sale reflected Tacoma's negative disposition toward the


Family files, then drops lawsuit

This IS the first time I have attended Pas s 0v e r TAYLOR LUNKA Serle . Presiden t TI,omas Krise, his wife Patty, members of Ca m p UB Ministry and fellow Pacific Lutheran University students also a ttend ed the event in the Anderson University Center. When I first arrived, I was unsure what to expect. All I knew was that this was going to be a dinner to celebrate a Jewish hoHday put on by Carnpus Mi mstry. The evening began with rea d i ngs from Lhe Concise Family Seder, which were rea d in Hebrew and Yiddish. Junior Julia Walsh, student organizer for the event, hel ped read from the Fam i iy Seder a lo ng w ith Eli Berniker, a retired PLU pr f sor of business. B emiker has served in both the Is rae l i De fense Force and the American armed forces. Then everyone in the room had a chance Lo partici p ate in the readings from the book. I learned Seder is to celebrate the Passover holiday. Passover is to cel eb rate the story of Moses freeing lhe JeWish people from slavery. We • sted a Variety of food tlh�ughout the evening. With the first sip, I was surprised at how tart the wine tasted - it was sour each of the four times I tried it. The four cu ps of wine represent the four

expressions of deliverance promised by God . After a couple more readings, we sturted eating bits of fXld. The parsley tastmg was next and totally une xpected . r wa:.,,'t prepaTed to eat a raw herb and found the taste to be bitter. The Jewish people eat this as a symbol of the harshness of slavery in Ancient Egypt. Nex.t I was served a bowl of soup with a clear broth, parsley and bread balls r thought the bread Was going 0 be soft, but instead it was mushy and had the tex tu re of to fu. The broth was also extremely SpICY - I wasn't expecting that - but I still slurped it down. Attendees then passed around a basket full of Malzah, wheat, barl ey and oats in a cracker-like form, and everyone took a piece. We then combined romaine lettuce, Matzah and apple cinnamon spread together iike a sandwich. Followed by more readings and songs, we were given a main course of chicken, potatoes and asparagus. The mai n course was what su rprised me th jea t since those are foods I eat on a daily basis. For dessert, attendees ate lemon sorbet in ill ice cream dish brought to us by servers from Catering Services. During the main course and dessert, r enjoyed talking with PLU students and Nanc f Connor, university pastor. It was t to connect with other PLU students g that I norma lly wouldn't mingle with and get a feel for som ething that I don' t have any knowledge vn "[The purpo e of the event] is to ex pose the broad r com mun· ty ofPLU to trad itions ' not thei r own," Walsh said. She also said it was to reach out to the Jewish community at PLU. This is what's awesome about PLU you can go to anything you want, even if you have no experience with it, and can totally feel welcomed in a matter of minutes.



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gifted to Tacoma and to the Northwest so that we can see examples of Chinese art. Now they're going to be gone forever. And they're just being used for currency." The Tacoma Art Museum representatives the said museum's authorities decided to auction off the collection in order to raise money for new works that fit more closely with the museum's mission. Stephanie Stebich, museum director, is quoted in the Seattle Times article describing the

museum's mission to have "the

premier collection of Northwest art," explaining the jades and robes did not fit in. Stebich also said the museum lold AI Young and his s is ter the plan to sell off

the collection in advance and the Youngs had not objected. The Tacoma Art Museum and the Young family reached an agre ement, I ading to the dismi sal of the iawsuit


museum rillsed $230,000 from the �'l1le of a third of the Chinese artifacts. Stebich said the museum is wor kin g on ideas to appease the Youn g family, pOSSibly by acquiring works by Chinese-American artists. The Ta ma Art Museum auctioned off the rest of the collection on March U. *Inform ation colI cted from Tacoma News Tribune and I1te Seattle Times


MARCH 22. 2013

A&E 5

From painting to pottery: an art 8t dent' 8 journey By KmELYNN PADRON Guest Writer The arts have always entranced Kelly McLaughlin, a ceranucs major. She used to be a painter, starting out drawing VInes with r ses m kindergarten before moving on to oil painting with her g randfather , who painted in his retirement. In high school, McL ughlin' s paintmg career expand ed . She worked for art galleries in Yakima, Wash. where she began exploring acrylic and watercolor painting. McL aughlin said she would forget to sleep because painting so enchanted her. "1 had three pots of coffee a d ay," MCLa ughlin said. "Sometimes I would accide tally dip my paintbrush into the coffee instead of the water " When the time came to select a college, McL au ghlin said the New York A cadem y of Art accepted



However, McLaughlin said her parents convinced her to stay close to home at a school with religiOl,1S in fluences . She chose P.acific Lutheran University. M cla ughlin said she felt that she fit in well at PLU, des pi te the fact that she is not Lutheran . McLau ghlin started out at PLU as a painting major. Then she tried cerami s and sa i d she loved the functionality and three­ dimensionality of ceramics.

"There is a different kind

of magic behind ceramics," McLaughlin said. "All my w rk will outlive m e."

However, she found that she

could not produce wonde rful paintings and quahty ceramics

. e


into a medium an it's hard for me to branch out ill two places at onc.e," McLaughlin said. "1

"There is a different kind of magic behind ceramics." Kelly McLaughlin Senior

"{ cou ldn' t balance it very we1\." She said she grew confused about what sh wanted t study and decided to take a y ea r off school. It wa s Steven Sobeck, visiting p r fe'5 T f art and design, who

brought McLaughlin back to PLU . McLaughlin said Sobeck told her she was a talented sculptor, but she needed to get her priorities strai ght. McLaughlin rt!turned to PLU and decided to become a ceramics m ajor. "Steve kidnapped me from the painting de partment " McLaughlin said, explaining her ,

decision to major in amics. Since McLaughlin's retum to PLU, there have been a few

bumps in the road. "T made these three sculptures - and they were bea ll tifu l, McLau ghlin said. She said she put all of her energy into these three sculptur s, one of which was a four-and-a-half by three-and­ a-half foot elephant" bu t when she fired them in th e kiln they s hattered. "I couldn t figure out how to get past it," McLaughlin sal . For a ' me, she avoided ceramics altogether. Eventually, McLaughlin came back to lhe studio and started sculpting "



She intend s to do some smaller projects and work her way back

LEJ" ': Artwork reated hy c ramies majOr and senior Kelly McLaughlin. RIGHT: II piece of pottery in engram.

McLaughlin o:;reateR

up to larger sculptures. McLaughlin said she hopes to do installati n art, three­ dimenSIonal works that are site­ specific, but she does not want to live solely on her profits .trom art.


said she would

like to be p ar t of a com m unity and interact with p ople and would be

Choir of the West stops the show

interested in working at a galJery part time to stay involv d in the art community. McLaughlin is wOTking on a collection of mugs embellished with beer hops that will b e dispJaye at the Nor Coffee Company .

em Pacific


Success at conference a 'milestone ' for choral program By CAMILLE AD AdE


conferences. After passing the ACDA regiona l level in 2012, Choir of the West advanced to the national conference with roughly 40 other choirs, including children's, junior high, high school, university and professional choirs. Last week, Choir of the West showcased alongside legendary, well-established ensembles such as The Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Tallis Scholars, both from Britain.

possibly one of the best choirs in the world."

In the middle of Esenvalds' piece, Choir of the West received Pacific Lutheran University's a standing ovation from the oir of the West made a splash audience. at this year's American Choral Junior Kameron Jacobs said, Directors Association (ACDA) "Choir of the West was the buzz The conference. national of the conference." The audience conference, which takes place continued to react enthUSiastically every other year, was in Dallas as they started clapping well and began March 13, concluding before the end of the choir's last on Saturday. song. ACDA is a nonprofit music­ Senior Erin White said, education organization and a "People would prominent stop us on the force in the streets, in the choral music elevator or even The world. "People would stop us on the streets, in the at the hotel hot conference is a tub when they elevator or even at the hotel hot tub when time to connect realized we composers, they realized we were in Choir of the West." were in Choir condu ctors, of the West." singers and A m i d s t publishers Erin White r e c e i v i n g across from Senior n u m e r o u s the nation and accolades, the around choir the world. members had The audition process to the opportunity to further their Choir of the West performed b selected to perform at the musical knowledge by attending songs from their winter tour conference is rigorous, spanning repertoire, including "Northern workshops on various musical several years and requiring Lights," a world premiere work subjects, such as the art of a recordings of a choir's continued by Latvian composer Eriks capella. p rogress an d excellence. Esenvalds, and "Exultate," a The theme of this year's The last time Choir of the premiere piece by Dr. Brian conference was ART: Advocate, West performed at the national Remember, and Teach. Galante. level of ACDA was in 2005 in Los Jacobs said, "as a choral Esenvalds said of Choir of Angeles. Since then, progreSSively the West, "they are definitely the education major, the conference fewer choirs have been chosen best choir in the nation and quite was inspirational." to perform at subsequent -

One of the unique aspects of the conference was the memorial event for the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. The memorial took place at the JFK monument in downtown Texas and featured readings, distinguished speakers, and choral performances. Overall, the ACDA conference was a milestone event for the choral program here at PLU. White said, "this solidifies PLU's presence in the choral music world." The various attendees at the conference said Choir of the West had musicality and expression, and the praises continue to pour in on Facebook and email. Choir members said they predict this overtly positive experience bodes well for the department through newly made connections and opportunities. White said, "it meant so much for us to give [conductor] Dr. Nance everything he wanted times a miJJjon from us as a choir." Although some members of the ensemble will be graduating shortly, Choir of the West is a predominantly young ensemble, and singers will have the chance to continue to grow together in the coming years. Jacobs said, "Looking ahead, I'm so excited for what can happen in the future."

! upcoming Concerts L.vric Brass Quintet April 2. 8 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Lagerquist Concert Hall -

Regency String Quartet April 3, 8 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Ltt.gerquist Concert Hal l -

I'"'ontinuo Conference Opening Concert April 4- 6. p.m 9:30 p.m. Lagerqu:i t oncert Hall -

Greg Crowell, Guest Organist April 7. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. Lagerquist Concert HaD -


6 A&E

MARCH 22 , 2013


hit at PLU New art gallery reflects Former professor returns as author on geological processes 'Hitless wonder' is By DENAE MCGAHA Guest Writer

Aulhor, professor and bona fide rocker, Joe es lrich educated Pacific Lutheran University in the field of r xk and roll on March 12. Previouslv il vi siting EnglIsh professor at Pacific Lu theran U nive rsi ty, Oestrich returned to campus as part of the Visi ti ng WTiters Serie and spoke to students and facu l ty In the Scandinavian Cultural Center (Scan Center). His book, "Hitless Wonder. A Lile in MinOT League Rock and Roll," chronicles his band, Watersht)d, and the experience of not bemg a maJoT hit


--- TH





TIle Visiting Writer Series i funded by the English department and brings established authors t cam pus for readings of their work and to educate the student bodv. According to Pacific Luthe;an l miverslty's website, a goal of the Vis i ting Writers Series i' to enable tudents to "experience the writers' frame of reference firsthand and go beyond the face value of a piece of wr i - 19." Students this was said accomplished during Oestrich's visit. Sophomore Danen U pShaw said the reading provided him wi th a new "insight on travel writing " and a "unique perspective into the life of a rock and roll performer." Organizers brought out extra seating to compensate for the number of students, faculty and community members who gathered in the Scan Center to hear Oestrich speak. Many of the s tuden ts filling those seats said they attended the lecture solely for course-re l ated reasons. '1'm here for extra credit," first-year Kari Brauer said Sophomores Blake Petersen and J ackson Pierce both said it wa a requirement to attend the event for courses. E ven though the even t was mandatory for some, many student said they approved of the reading. Senior Marina Pitassi said she appreciated hearing the voice of the au thor in person. Serum Leah Thomas said it was " definite ly entertammg ." Some students, like Petersen,

attributed so me of this success to Oesrrich's " gre a l personality " The aud i ence reaction setm\t)d to upport this opini on . Laughter was freq uent as Oestrich read his way through the first chapler ot" his book. "} didn't expect it to be so comedic," TI,oma� said. It was " coo( to get an insider's perspective." Oestrich laughingly said "rock now, pay later" was a central thlmle of Watershed's years on the road, saying his band considered a show a financial success if they were able to earn back their gas money. "In the m inor league , bands don' t pl ay f r sex, fa me and fortune, they play for gasoline, " Oest rich said. The novel chroni 'led the history of Watershe.d - from its inception follOWing a Cheap Trick concert, to its nea r-brush with commercial s u cc ess in the fonn of dropped record deal, to its current music-making state. "Most sane people probably would have quit," Oestrich said. "We stayed in the game for two decades." Wl,en asked why Watershed con tinued to pursue their m us ical ca reer, Oestrich rephed, " because we'Te a rock band . . . [it's] wha t we do stupid or noL n he thou ght Oestrich said

Watershed's journey contributed

to his novel's appea l . "Great stories are about the underdog, and this is an underdog story," he said. For more infonnation on "Hitless Wonder:' v isil http://

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'Argo ' rais e s controversy in United State s and Iran By KELLI B RELAND G'LC$/. Writer Mention "historical" mOVles to an ave.rage group of college students, and y u can count on a mixed bag of rea ctions. A few are instanlly excited for an excuse to clock out and sleep through it, oU,crs are mildly attentive to the idea and some will sh ow legitima.te, se rio us mterest. "But "Argo " - a ne film based on the real events of the Ir nian hostage cnsis has shattered the stereotypical mold that is characteristic to its genre. Winning Oscars for "Best Picture," "Best Adapted Screenplay" an "Best Film Editing," "Argo" brings forth an almost unprecedented combination of history, drama ahd suspense. In 1997, the CIA declassified the details of the events the film portrays. On Nov. 4, 1979, Iranian revolu tionaries stormed the u.s. Embassy in Tehran, the capital city of Iran. Fifty-two Americans were taken hostage during the crisis, but six were able to escape to the home of Canad ian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Fearing it was only a matter of time before the revolutionaries discovered and captured the six hidden Americans, the CIA launched a risky rescue plan. Led by the top "exfiltration" specialist, Tony Mendez, the CIA created plans to film a fake movie - "Argo." Mendez then departed for Tehran undercover as a film producer scouting locations to film "Argo." He contacted the six Americans seeking refuge with the Canadian ambassador and gave them forged travel documents and identities to assume as part of the "Argo" film crew. From there, the rest of the story unfolds. As this is a Hollywood adaptation of history, some amount of inaccuracy is inevitable. A recent article published in TIle Huffington Post, stated that one actual scene "wasn't there because director Ben

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happened .... In Affleck's defense, actual footage from the events in Iran is interwoven throughout the movie. '''It's a movie. I think most people understand this,'" Tony Mendez - the real Tony Mendez - said in a CNN interview. '''There are a couple things that are different in real life. But on the whole, I think emotionally, the tone of the film, r think they did a pretty good job .... "Argo," however, has raised international controversy, even with its historical inaccuracies documented and publicized. Iran has announced plans for a lawsuit against "Argo," claiming the film portrays Iranians in an i rrational and unrealistic way.

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"Argo ," titled "TIle General Staff." The release date of "The General Staff" has not been 'l.nnounced .

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Holocaus art a symbo of empowerment Professors present, perform the art of the " end of the world " as a part of conference By RACHEL DIE BEL

M�E Writer

Empowerment was the focus of the I cture "A rt and the Holocaust: Understandin g Aesth etic Ex peri ence as Empowerment" on March 14. Part of the School of Arts and Communications' e mpo w rm t seri e s, it was in conju nction with th e Holocaust morial Lecture Series. Assistant Professor Heather Mathews t ok the podium openi ng with, "art sh ws us how the representation of the human experience can be an em powering act." She p inted to an image of an expansive memorial that resembles gravestones, and said art "is rep re senting the un­


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Mathews a lso lectured ab ut the role of art in personal and c l l ective mem ries of the Holoca ust. She first explored m onum en ts of collective memory and Ule n moved on to artists' pe1'S011 a l ex enences WIth the Holocaust "Art IS a means of communicalion," Mathews sa i d "It tell 1Js about ourne1ves." In the I chrre, Mathews d iscussed and displayed many artists' persona l art about the Hoi caust, from surv i vor to the depend en ts of perpetrators. "I like how she inc rporated many different mediums," first-year Ka tie Coddington said, who attend ed the lecture. "It was really interesting to hear her talk about how much the art is.not only of despair but also of hope." Some artists chose to express their emotions by exploring space, li ke Kitty Klaidman, W 0 hid in a family friend's a ttic du ring the Holocaust. .


TOP LEFT: A"lIstant Professor Heather Mathews presents photos of World War II artwork to address the issue ( f German gullt and tIl display how people used art. as tools of empowerment. at Art and the Hoeo Uc"l: Understanding Aesthe 'c I�xperieIlce as Empowerment. TOP RIGHT: Richard Treal, . 'I1 • pia IS Oliver Mcssia n's "Quartet f or t he End of Time." OTTOM T.I<;}ovr: ameron Bennett. pillllist. expllllDli the meaning and message behind the upcoming piCt.'c. Messiaen's "Quartet for the End f Time." DOTTOM RIGH'I': Bennet pe rfo rn "Quartet f"r tIle End of Tim>."

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Klaidman's paintings show the space she lived in for many months. She has said that her paintings are a way of maki n g peace with the pa st Others chose 10 deal with the past by remembe rin g specific victims. After the lecture, universi ty professo rs , vend Renning, Craig Rim�, Richard Treat and Cameron Bennett perfonned an eight-movement symp ho ny composed by Olivier Messiaen wi ile he was imprisoned in a German wor k camp. Th sy m phony enti t le d Sy m phony e Wor ld " origin al I for the End o f premIered during the dead of wmter and pri oners and gua rd - alike listened to it at the camp. "It was so hard to believe that the music we are l istenin g t was played i n Lhe barracks of a Gennan prison camp," iirst­ year attendee Marlen Anthony said, "and no w we're listening to it ' Lagerq u ist I r ally enjoyed hearing it." The symphony is very al nal an d may sound strange Lo an average listener, b u t that is appropriate for a ymph ny composed during the Holocaust. "It' s interesting to se� h-ow an event like the Hoi cau.c;t can be reflected in music to that extent, " Coddington said . xtremely The sy mphony had an emotional efti ct on all who were present at its original premiere. The vi olin player never p layed again at r perionning . Mathews summed up the theme of the lecture in one sentence: "these artists hope that their memories might lead to positive change." She also stressed the importance of remembering these horrible events, even if it is painful. "Engagement with the past is crucial fOT the present." .







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Transgen er individuals need to be accepted in schools By RUTmE KOVANEN Guest Columnist

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the A m e r i c a n P syc h i a t rI c Assoc i a t i o (APA) still classified being lransgender as a mental disorder. Under the hUe, "Gender Identity Disorder " (GID), being transgender was stigmati..Ge an invalidated. After modifications m ade last December, the APA will release its newest edi tion of the Diagnos tic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in May f thi year. Th ne\v edition will now use the term "gender dysphoria" rather than "gender Iden tity disorder."

" The fac t lh, t eing ban gender i only no,," no officially considered a mental disorder is astounding."

In theory, this term will not be used as a means to invalidate the idea of being t ransgender, but ralh r to identify and diagnose the psyc o logical stress some tmnsgender individuals experienc as a result of dissona nce between m ind and bod y. Deemm g lTansgendered persons "disordere " 'is very controversial. Fundamentally, it i<; ridiculous to consider someone " diSordered " fo r Dot aligning with heteronorma ·ve gender codes. Some argue, however, that keepi ng the label of a disorder will facilitate insurance coverage. Oftentimes, insuran e companies have po lici es that necessitate the diagnosis of a specific "disorder" before p rovi d ing coverage. This argument the for preservation of a "disorder" status ha not always pr yen succ .ssful. Take for instant:e Donme Colhns - a ophomore at Emerso n College in Boston and a member of the Phi A l pha Tau fraternity. Born fernal , Collins' in urancc company deni d her coverage when she sough t a

chest urgery.

Transgender people denied coverag� for surgeries or honnone therapies is all too common 1'h uni'lue twist to Collins' story, howe ee, i that his fral brothers o rg anize a fundrruser in order to cover the $8,100 co t of his surgery. The Phi Alpha Ta u fraternity, a longside other supporters, raised nearly $16,000 and has decide

to donate the rem ining funds rganization to that hel ps an fund surgeri · for Iran gender individuals. Like Emerson College, Pacific Lutheran University is I1liIking strides to become more inclusive as well . The recent and widely supported proposal for gende ;­ neutral housing mcludes ophonal gender-neu tr wings, bathrooms and bedrooms. If pa ed, it w i l l negate antiquated notions of a gender b inary and sel the stage for a more aJl-encompassing community. Despite developments in the past few years - b th at PLU and in the larger s ciety - mor progress can be made to secure gender equity. The fact that being transgender is only now not officially considered a mental disorde.r is astounding. Moreover, lere still exist misunderstandings of and intolerance toward the transgender commuroty. IJnti l all penple - regardless of gend r · denlity - can feel acct'pted and i?ffibraccd, them is more work to be done.

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Student government reflects na ional politics By ALYS A F UNTAIN Guest CoitLmnist

It may not seem o rgan ized like democracy affects college students' daily lives, but it does Student go emment works behind the scenes for you every day. Unlike whal some students may say, the . tudent government rganizations do not sit on their butts and talk about irrelevanl topics all day. Results fo r the ASPLU elections, which students voted on yesterday, will be anno unced today. ASPL U sent the student body emaiL wi th li th at took them to elec onic ballots to vote, where they selected their f vorite candidates. The simplicity of these vents amazed me. 1bis is not the case ev rywhere in lh world. I lived at a universi ty in Uganda for eight years . I know how student elec ·ons are run there, and the ease with which elections look place here is a tounding com pared to my oId university. In Ug8nda, people campaign partly baseu on the issue of tribe. A person will vote for someone who is a member of their trib . TIliS causes huge social divides as the tnbes compete . Elections in Uganda are more of a social event, w ith the results seeming to have more of an effect than in the


Here, at Pacific Lutheran University, pIe do not consider who they vote for as carefully. Campaigning lasts for a much


shorter penod of time. In Uganda every ballot is hand cast . The Friday rught of election week, each indi vi d u al vote is announced to a congregation of every interested student over a loud sound systerrL Students cheer � each vote fOr the candidate of thei r choice is revealed. It is a] 0 worth noting what happens after the election take!l place. Uganda. the candidate will celebrate with the slaughter 01 a cow or goat. That does not exactly happe n here at PLU. In Uganda, votes can easily be bought with illici t beer or other simple bribes. andidate after candidate gets d isqualified for dishonesty. I think the overwhelming notion I g t fr- m w atching people ote in Uganda is that it is something incredibly important to do. They are willing to fight to be able to represent the students. It is som ething to be celebrated, and it is some thin g to do your be t at. Even so, former tude nt b dy presidents in U gand a ha e gotten in trouble for embezzling money or pending thousands of dollars on a television to be put in the ining hall. I guess the differences are a matter

of philosophy. In Ugandc it i " all about who y u know and how you can cheat your way to the top, whi le in the U .S. it seems to be mOTe about what your campaign platform actuaUy is 1 think it is partly the country's gove rnmental system. th,t the student governments are modeled after. If voting Is chaotic nationwide, then even il student lection will be m re chaotic. There are no checks and balances in Uganda A lot of people do not see why it is imp rtant to vote for ASPLU. Student government is an extremely active part of how life at any college works, regardless of cultural ontexl. ASPLU can do so much for yo u . This year, ASPLU orchestrated the homeco�ing events, organized co n ceTts and ar preparing for the main event of th year, LoUaPLUza, where vendors and musicians wllI be present for the PLU community. They have also worked n increasing access t buildings on campus after w dOng hours and are con ti n u in g to work on maki ng the library open for longer hours. But t hey need your honest vote in order to be able to serve you.

"I think it is partly the country's governmen tal systems that the student governments are modeled after."


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Why banning Google Glass is premature, unrealistic The com men ts on 5 Poml's page vary. Some su pported 5 Point' decisio n, ci ling their wish for th e bar to remain p ri vate Some even called poten ti a l Glas!'t users Bi g Brother's minions. Others said tha cameras were Just part f life nowadays and cal led supp rters paranOld technophobes. I'm pTetty much the last generation of AmeriClllls to expe rience ill b ore the d igital revolution. li y ou' ve ever ree rded your own ca sette ta pe Or h ad to use the family ency clopedia to do a school paper, then you too can i nclude yourself in that category. P pular technol o gy an change the wo rld - radios, cell phones, the Inlernet. I can pred ict with relative certamty that someone will buy Googl e Glass a nd star

in buying Glass by them to people who onstal'ltly wear farm y pacl<s and a Bluetooth - as a mes sage on their website does - is ju t askin g for internet mob retri bu tion On G lass' release day, 5 Point man agement sh o ul dn't be su rp ri sed when d thousand p pIe wea ring fanny packs, Bluetooth and GJass descend on i� cafe just to thumb their collective noses at the poli cy . TI,e owners of 5 Point Ca fe should know tter than to feed a troll Some crihcs say thal may be what 5 Point Cafe is really after J person a l ly don't Ulink it's a publiciLy stunt - busrne's can't possibly be that low at 5 Point. but it cou ld definitely tum into one . interested

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now I'm some of you have heard of Goo�le Glass - a pair of gl asSt?!! with the abil i ty t o take real tIme video and strea m t to the web. Seattle's 5 Poin t Cafe has alread y tweeted agamst a ll o wing anyone with the spec,; on into thelr e tabhshment, even encouraging physicaJ violence if patrons don't get the point. In a tweet, the cafe said " [butt) kickings will be encouraged for violaters." Humorou threats of physical violence a s i de, I don't d isag ree with their decision to ban Glass. I think they certainly have the right to try. But setting such an aggressive tone this early is a mistake. Insulting those who may be By ure

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meal plan "You're in the UC [ Anderson Uni versity Center] a lot for a seni or, " one of my fri ends said t 1 me last week. That I pr bably true, but it is only the result of havi ng a meal plan. When 1 first arrived on campus four years ago, my meal p lan wa. one of my fa vori te thIngs abou t college. I puiJed my Lute card out of my w al l et, handed it to an em ployee, and as far as I was concern ed, ate as much as I liked. J don't h ave an eating prob lem 1 pr mise. Only adding fuel to my meal-plan­ induced fire is the fact that r can't cook at all. My mother L a phenomenal coo' but 1 sim p l y never picked up the skill . My meal plan certainly didn't motivate me to learn to cook either. I lived iI Tingelstad my firs two years at Pacific Lutheran, and the cooking amenities are li mited. The small kitchen shared by two floors of residents has a fridge, a stove, a sink and a microwave. I never in troduced myself to the stove, so we didn't get along. We still don't. We were left with the awkward interactions in the kitchen, trying to avoid eye contact. 1 wer hungry before class, I would swing by Old Main Market. If I were hun gry while studying in the library, I wou l d swing by the Market. If I were hungry hanging ut with my friends in the dorms, I would swing b y the Market - only b efore midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends though. Over my four years at Pacific Lutheran, I I ve memorized that schedule. I lo ved that in mv schedule, food . preparation was not a ncern. That what 1 love most about aving a meal plan now - a a senior. In a schedule filled with three off­ campus jobs, two on-campus jobs, a

keeps happening by the way. rm a l l for privacy, but I don't really expect it when 1 go out to u� Ide f ea t. In fact, p nvacy your own fou r walls may be foregone concept. People will use the coolest things Lhey can afford to buy and continue changing the way we communicate and 'hare w ilh each olher There are bound to be nmes when lhat activity col lides with someon�'s pn vacy constraints As unstoppable as technologica' advances may seem, I believe Ameri can soaety must have some limit as to how much privacy it' will ing to su rrender to invention . The next few genera ti ns will be among the p ioneers in deciding w at those li mits wil l be. Brian Brims is a jatlrer, a Imsband

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usi ng them. There are alway innovators who purchase products on Ule cutting edge of the m arket. Once Jav-Z or some other Cl:?Jebrity i spotted weari ng Glass, i t's only a matter o[ time befo re someone yo u know has a pair too. Technology forces us to rede fine public pri vacy every da y in A m eri c a. OUf society is aturated with cameras - c II phones, police d ash cams, red Iighl cameras, AT M camera . The list goes on and n. It's t la te to tum back now. und erstand I 5 Point's ownersh ip wanting to preserve the privacy of Its patrons. Hey, r never wanted people to tart taking phone calls in a movie thea ter, b u t it happtmed . And it

pl ayi ng on the basebal l team and h yes - school, the last thin g 1 wa nt to worry about after coming l ome is cooking dinne r. So i nstea d, I simply duck into the Anderson University Center and grab a meal. I don't have to shop for the food. I don't ha ve to cook it. And I don' t have to do th dishes. What' not to love? Alri ght fme Adrrtittedl v the price lag isn't exactly inviting. My meal plan, "The Min i," co t $1 ,862 per semester lhis year according to the Dining and Culinary Services website. If you don' t want to spend over $4,000 a yeaT, illcludmg J-term, I can't lame yo u. That is almost a year's wOTth of rent foT those living off campus. All I n sa y to t h a t argument is, " thanks mo m and dad . 1 love yo u :' While I have I ved li ving without worrying about hen r need to go grocery shopping or what 1 have l e ft in the fridge for dinner, there is a problem - a big one. I graduate in two months. To those who can't cook and have a meal plan, proceed with caution. Top Ramen may be in your future - a lot of it. As far as I know, PLU doesn't sell meal plans to alumni. So I better figure out some basic cooking skills soon. And no, I don't have a girlfriend or -wife to cook for me. Look out though, ladies. I'm 21-years-old. I can' t cook. And I have to go because dinner stops being served in an hour.

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Consent is a key healthy relationships By ANNA SIE BER Columni.� '

I know we all went to Green Dot. 1 know we have heard the horror stones. I know that, fo r the mo t pa rt, we all know SOmeone who ha s had an incident w i th sexual as sa ul , wb t11er we are a ware of it or no t. I know the st atisti cs - one in four women are victims of sex al assault w·th a great percentage of incidents occurring during the ol leg e years. It is horrific and terrifying to think that in 90 percent of cases, the victim knows the perpetrator. But I am not here to write about sexual assault. At least, not really. This is a friendly reminder to the student body of Pacific Lutheran University about what consent means. There is this misconception that consent is given so long as the word "no" is never used. However, consent is more than simply not saying no. Consent is active and enthusiastic, Jonathan Grove, Men Against Violence project coordinator, said. Consent is something that says "keep gOing." It is up to each partner to make sure that all participants are actively engaged and approVing of whatever might be going down - or up, as the case may be. Let's make something dear: no does not mean yes, silence does not mean yes, going along with it does not mean yes - yes means y s. � t we still have trouble with sexual assault, with selfish people acting in selfish ways. Pe pIe still do really stupid things. Sometimes those things hurt other people. Clearly, the message is not reac. lng the people it needs to. Grove said there is a certain mindset to perpetrators of sexual assault. TIley see it

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From wh at I learned in my VI I t to the Women's Center, the troub le i that no amount of trying [0 teach these people "don't rape" will make them hear i I t IS h ard to hange the mindsel of someone who si m p ly does no t care. change th The best meth od is t m in d et of the communi ty, Jennifer Warwick. Voices Against Viol ence project coordinator, said . This way people know how to react to a potentially dangerous situation. It i about changing the langu age and the frame through which peopl e see sexual assault. And never - ever - should the victim be blamed. Sexual assault is a huge problem, one that places like the Women's Center are constantly striving to make more well­ known. There are so many misconceptions about the type of person who commits sexual assault: a stranger or a creep jumping from the bushes late at night. There are misconceptions about a person who is sexually assaulted: girls who were "asking for it" or dressed promiscuously and men are never ever victims. The truth of sexual assault is much more concerning, and it is really a matter of educating people and partners and changing the language involv d in discussing assault. Really, let's have a little respect for the people we get busy wi . A person should care enough to be concerned for whe er or not th� pers n they are with actually wa.'lts to be doing whatever they may be doing. It is the respcO!;ibility of each pers on to be >!ware of what is gOing on. Anna Sieber is II first-year student a1 Pactlie Luthmm University, She tikes tv write which is why you 're readillg this.




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March 25 at Mary Hardin-Baylor (2), 10 a.m. March 26 al East Texas Baptist (2), 3 p.rn.

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Tomorrow at Biola, 1 p.rn. Sunday at Whittier, 11 a.m.

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Loss(9-8): March 17vs. Whitworth Win(5-4): March 16 vs. Whitworth

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"The Reign finslshed second out of nine teams at the annual Pacific

Lutheran University Barbecue, PLU hosted last weekend. After going 4-0 in pool play, the fell only to the P L U alumni team in the championShip match 15-9. The PLU Barbecue is an annual tournament h sted by b th men's and women's Ultimate teams. This year, fOi the first time in its long history, it took place on cam p us with most games pl ayed which

on the new tu rf fi eld . The men took fourth ou t of 24 teams two

weekends ago.

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on the women's Ultimate team during their time at PLU. Defen. e and the weather pl a yed huge roles in the outcome of the game, as each team fought the wind on near l y every throw, limiting them elves to short dump passes. Typical games went to 15, but the alumni and Reign scor d a total of only 12 points combined. When time expired, the warne f PLU's present team were ahead 7-5, earning a first-round bye in the champ ionship bracket on Sunday. Meanwhile in pool B, Puget S und went 3-0 on 5 turday after two narrow victories over the Parkland Drizzle (Pacific L uth e r an-B) and Portland State. Sunday marked th beginning of the championship bra ck et, and after wins over Montana (12-4) and Wa shington-B (1 07), the Reign found itself in the cliampionship ga

Corning from the opposi te side of the bracket with wins over Parkla nd (15-1) and Willamette (forfeit), the LV al umni appeared in the cham pionship for a rematch of the showca se game the night fore. The extra game of rest was just wha t the alwnni net"ded and ultim ately gave them the advantage over the Reign. Exhausted, PLU gave a gr at effort, but the wind and fresh legs Eo be too of the alumni prov much as they fell 15-9, and took s and in the tournament. The women' Reign are off to a strong start this season, dropping only two contests so far, the first against Whitman at Colluvi u m 2013 and the second from the championship loss to their alumni on Sunday. They also took first place when they traveled down to Las Vegas for "Trouble in Veg a s" the first �n :'ti MMch.


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Marc fo a few weeks There could

By NATHAN SHOUP Sports Editor


the most popular sport s It may b alliteration of all ' me: M a rch Ma dness. Selection Sunday - sports people love their alliterations - is the day seed in g fOT the 68-team fi Id is determined and was, well. on Sundav. The ac tual' tournament started on ru esd ay, and brace yourself, because it nl inues for the nex t two-and-a-half weeks unti l the natIonal championship game on April 8. This loumamenl will be b1Iked about in cl ass, Check your classmates' laptop creens . NCAA roumament gam � will be strea min g on t hem. The toumam ent wIll be "Jl overtelevisi n and the Inte rnet. If you can' t stand he a rin g about the NCAA Tourna men t, don't check Twitter, or Facebook, or watch TV or leave your bed. Hibernation may be the only I:!scap·. Whether you want it to r no t, the tou mamen t wi l l beco me a part of your life over the next 1 7 d ays. So let's prepare you for the upcoming madness. If you don't know much about the NCAA Tournament or college basketball i.n general, here are five things you should km)w abou t the toumament:

1. Embrace it ] h ave already talked a li ttle a bou t this but e tournament will break i nto your life. There is no u e locki n g the front door. Complammg or hidi n g won't do much good. You're n t going to get any sympathy from the basketball fans on campus. Thi ' IS the Su per Bowl of colleg basketball. It is that b ig . Don't expect any new hilarious beer commercia to be un veiled, however. The actual S u per Bowl is aired on one channel for four hours. The NCAA Tournament air on several channels ver the course of



commercials aired during the championship game though . TBS, CBS, TNT a n d TruTV will a ll a i r tournament games. So b uckl e up and enj y th e ride. You shou ld pTObab l y nng s me sn acks too. It's only three weeks 1 ng.

2. Root for lower seed The most com mon ilrgumenl fo r not caring about a pa rticu lar game is no t knowmg or previously hearing of e ither team playing . There are teams in the field that even the biggest college basketball fa ns wou Idn' t be

expected to be awar of. ThIS list includes, but is nol lirni ted to: 1 . Horida Gulf Coast, winners of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tl'lUmamen t pen with Geor eto wn as a 1 5 seed. 2. L.l Salle, the third-place team of he Atlantic l a, opened with B oise State on Wednesd ay, winning 80-71 . 3. lana finished fQurth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Confe rence and opens with Ohio Sta te today as a 1 5 seed . Regard less, mill i ons of pe p te acr ss the country will root for the lower seeds to pull off upsets . And they will h appen. Last year, the mighty Duke B lu e Devils 10 t to a no-named Lehigh squad in the first roun d f the to urnament Duke was a tw seed, lehIgh a 15. It was just the sixth time in NCAA history a 15 seed eliminated a two seed i n the fir t round . Everyb dy I yes an upset. So shouJd


3. Not an excused absence The NCAA Toumament is essentially a national holiday. CBS has created a " Boss Bu tton" so people can watch games online at work without getting caught. If the boss walks by, the employee hits

Th e Mast Spring Sports pick 'em By NATHAN SHOUP Sports Editor

Six of eight contestants said the baseball team would win two games against Whitworth last weekend. After winning both games on Saturday, the Lutes were potentially one hit from winning Sunday as well. But that hit didn't come, so six of the eight con tants were right. Olsufka said the Lutes would sweep and DenAdel said the Lute would win once. So it is no colnddence the two are tied for last place at 1-3. The dominant sports story of the week is the NCA A men' s basketball toumament, so it is no su rprise the q u e s tion of the week comes from the toumarn 1t. The second l ound started yesterday and con ludes toda y before gi ving way to the third round n Saturday and Su nday . Everyone loves a Cinderella story. E veryone roo ts fer the unde rdo g . Everyon e wants to see the powerhouses fall. Nob dy can pred i c t which teams will pull off

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the b u tton, and random spread heets p p u p to make it appear the viewe r is working.

Genius. That is how bi g this thing has gotten. However, "sorry pro fessor, I was watching the NCAA Tournament" won't q ua l i fy t o gel you an absence excuse . So go to class and get yo ur updates on your pho ne or l aptop . Or you can get crealive wilh it. In high schoo l, my fri en ds and 1 poi nt >d the dass te e vision in ur direction 0 t he teacher cou l dn' t see . With the tournament on, we look turns watching the game we weren' t all looking at once . That's detennination. Or you can simply senu Ule " sorry professor, I'm sick" email a nd see how that works for you .

4. Gonzaga can win i t A team

from Washington has a leg itima te

shot at the nati nal title . And neither the Huskies nor the Cougars ad van ed to the N AA Tournament.

Out of Spokane, little I' G nzaga was named a om seed by the selection co mm ittee 011 u nday . Joining the Bulldogs

as ne seeds are lndiana, Louisville and Kansas_ At 31 -2, the big kn cl< n the Zags is their strength of sched u1e . Gonzaga has the No 97 stye gth of sche dul in the c W1try. Il IS the wo rst s e nglh of sched ul of any one seed in the last 20 years. The hi ghest eed in the tournament Gonzaga beat this ye a r IS fourth-seeded Kansas State. The Zilgs beat the Wildcats by 16 in December But you an only beat the teams on your schedule, and the Bulldogs finished 1 8-0 against conference foes and 5-0 against Big 12 opp nen ts - ihree of which are in the touma ent. H you don' t have a favorite team to pul l for, the Zags aren't a bad option. Because the school is small - less than 5,000 undergraduate students - you will avoid

Kyle Peart

track thrower pick: 5 record: 3-7

J./aley J./arshaw softball standout pick: 72 record: 3 - 7

being accused of ch ering for a " front "

ru nner.

And because the team is unbelievably talented, there is a chance y u will be ro ting for them in the nationa l championship.

5. Unifomls play a factor

I've �n in my ::.hare of tournament leagues where we fil l oul the bracket and see who correctly predtc . the most games. Each year, 1 watch seem in g l y hund reds of hours at col lege bas ketball . I read into the team a n d lTV t make an educated gue on which team ' will make run. And each year, two OT three people who haven't watched a college ba�kelball game all yea r surpass me. lt IS cal led M"rch Mad n� for a reas n. It' anarchy. There was n \ way to predict Duke wou l d lose to Lehigh last year. Any of tile upcoming upsets will be unpredictable as welL So fo r those of you who pick winner' based on which uniforms are ''better'' r which mascot y ou pre fer, you have j ust as go d a shot as any. Mo t of us who like to think we know what We're talking about end u p overan Iyzing games anyway. hoot, maybe I'll fill out my bracke t based on the teams with the most intimidating m a scot tno. Sorry Minnes ta G phers (an 1 J 5 I:!d op ing with UCLA tonight), n body is scared of a Gopher. They shouldn't be at lea t. Cue th insani ty . It's March - finally.

My Final 4 picks: nzaga - Chwnpion

Georg town Indiana

Louis ill e

In confident Peart fashion, Peart didn't just pick a seed that would advance, he picked the exact teams. He said Oklahoma State and Wisconsin will advance to the Sweet 1 6.

Harshaw's logic: "My number is six. Six is too low of a number to pick. Six times two is 12. Therefore, a number 12 team will make it. Obviously." If a PLU softball player's jersey number cannot predict the NCAA Tournament, what can?

flrvid Isaksen

these upsets. That is the exciting part of the tournament. Which no­ name team will rock the college basketball world? We can guess but nobody knows. So this week, we asked our participants what is the lowest seed that will win in the second and third round and advance to the Sweet 1 6 . I picked 14 seed, Val para i SO to advance to the Sweet 16. To do so, the Crusaders will nt!ed to knock off Duke and the wilmer of the Creighton, Cincinnati game in the third round . Filling out a bracket ta� courage. The contestants like a 1 2 seed thi s year. The 12 seeds are Oregon, Ole Miss, California and Akron .

'''nat will be the lowest seed to adv nee to the Sweet 16?

basketball player pick: 72 record: 3-7

Dustin J./eqqe NWC qolf IYI VP pick: 72 record: 2 -2

Isaksen is No. 21 on the basketball team. Did he pull a "Harshaw" and simply switch the numbers on his jersey?

Hegge said five seeds are "going to choke." Five seeds play 12 seeds in the second round. Hegge didn't offer a comment on the third round games though. He probably got distracted.

flndre lacuyan

swimminq torpedo pick: 70 record: 2-2

Tacuyan says he does not watch basketball, so this was a tough pick for him. A 10 seed is not a bad guess - for a rookie.

/nelanie Schoepp athletic trainer pick: 72 record: 2-2

Jacob O/su(ka

baseball player pick: 5 record: 7-3

fllqn Denfldel

cross country stud pick: 72 record: 7-3

Schoepp picked a 12 seed. Oregon is a 1 2

ed. Original.

Olsufka joined the rankt or Harshaw and Isaks n incorrectly picking their own team. He was three hitter:" away on Sunday from b ing able to do omething bout it. Track athletes do not have numbers on thei r jerseys, otherwi it would have been fair to assume De A cl's number would have involved 12 in some way. Harshaw's logic jc; undeniable


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Dustin Hegge began golfing at early age, aspires to play professionally By SAM HORN Sports Writer

Fam il y ai ts get passed down from generation to ge ne ra ti n. In Dusti H egge's case, that trait is. golf, the sport his father laughl him. Since the Hegges live on a golf course, the game of golf came na tu ra lly r Hegge . His father put a go l f club in his hands at the age of 3, but Hegge didn'l take golf seriously until eighth grade. In order t gain as mu ch experience as he po sibly ould , Hegge played 36 holes a d ay d u ring his seventh and eighth grade ummers in his backyard golf c urse. Hegge's father has al ways pu shed him to strive for g reatness. Hegge said his tather didn' l gel involved in golf until later on in his liCe, so h wanted t be 'ur Hegge had Ihe opportun i ty to lea rn everything he cou l d about golf a t an earl age. In Hegge's junior year of high school, h qualified for the J unior World Cha mpionshi p a t th Torrey Pine ' Golf Course in San Diego. The tou rna m ent represented over 70 coun trie;. "It was such a b ig accomplishment to be ab l e to go down to the Torrey Pines course," Hegge said . ''It's my favorite course that I've p la yed on so far." When Hegge arrived at Pad fie Lutheran University three year ago, he said the head coach of the men's goU team, Kristopher Swanson, became a fatherly £igor f r him.

and Fridays. This gives him, along with the othe r golfers on the te a m, the chance

to work on his short ga me, hit the driving range and practice wedge drills. "My practice sessions are more con centra ted now - at first I just pl ayed goU withou t . taking an y thing into mind," Hegge said. "1 have gained more knowledge of my goU swing and have applied U1at t my ga me . " Hegge sa id his mental game has " grown a lot too," and " golf is de finitely a mental game." IIegge is part oi a golf leam ranked 1 7th in the nation this year, according to the latest Colfstat national poll Five first years were bruught in this year to bulster the Lutes' ' quad and gwe them a chance compete for a national litle. "Our team chemistry rs really good. Everybody gets along reall y well with each other," Hegge said. "The coaches make [practi e) fun and laid back, but at the 'ame time [ wanson] laIks tu us about ge tting to a national champlonshi ." After graduating (rom. PLU with a degree in busmess and finance, Hegge said he wants t make an effort t find several span ors in rd e r to en ter a mul titu d e f proie sinnal golf Invitational . "1 want to get a job i the gol f industry, because it's what I like to do, " Hegge saId He said he could see himself playing golf in the future. One day, Hegge might reciprocate his father's teachings of go l f up n his fu ture son, exemplifying the 'l ike father, I1ke son' idiom.

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H 'gge � playing gnIt whcn he "''ll.<; three-.Waf· -old. After plnying his I!Iltire life. Ucgge IuL<; dlJRlLnllted I he . nrt..hwc. l unfcrenl:c ell mule In heing uUllIed th" nrLhwe. l Cunfl!J'euct! l· .>f I ho.:. Du:;tin

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Swanson c uraged him to think about playing gol f profesSionally after making his mark at PLU Hegge certainly has the credentials to tum pro after his col legiate career has come to an end . Hegge arned N orthwest Conference Pl ayer of the Year hon ors durin g the 201 1 -12 campaign after finishing in the top three in the Northwest Conference's

"major" tournaments: the Fall Classi c, Spring Cla ssic and NWC Championships. Hegge leads the L tes this year with 72.2 strokes per match average. e won the Lutes' Invilational Mar h 2-3 with a th�­ u nder-par 69. He was the only g Uer to finish under par in the 40 goUer field. Hegge hones his golfing skills during team practices on Mondays, Wednesdays

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LUtes take three of/our ]Tom formerly first-place George Fox By NATHAN SI IOUP Sports Edit,Dr The Bruin_ came to Tacoma sitting in first place in the orthwest Conference. TIll:' Lutes didn' t car�. Pacific Luth ran baI\ ged bve h meru n in the first three games of the f( )u r�g me ser:ies before dr p ping the {ourt ga m e of the se ries . The Lutes (8-4, 1 1-7) now sit two games behind first-place Linfield. PLU plays four non-conference games in Texas Monday­ Wednesday and will play the Wildcats next Saturday. PLU 7,

George Fox 2

After be ing held scoreless in the bottom of the fir t inning, th Lutes sc red at least once ea, h inni g to put down the "Bru ill . George F x scored once iII Ule t p of tbe first inning before the Lutes scored singl runs in the second and third inning, three runs in the fourth and single runs in the fi fth and si th inning. Sophom ore Kelsey Robinson improved her season r ord to 3-2, al l ow in g two runs in a complete-game effort. Senior Kaaran Hatlen hit a homerun in her one fficial t bat to lead off th e s cond in ing. She also walked twice, scored twice and drove in tw runs.

PLU 9, George Fox 1, 5 innings


Infielder Glcnelle Nitta, a senior, sprints to first base in the first inning of the Lutes' 7-2 victory in the first game on Saturday. Nitta firlished the game 1-4 with an RBI.

The Lutes used three Bruin errors to score six runs in the bottom of the first inning to put the game away early. The game lasted just less than an hour-and-a-half. George Fox's lone run came in the top of the third on a sacrifice fly. Hatlen improved to 3-2 in the pitcher's circle, allowing one run in a shortened complete-game. Senior Montessa Califano, senior Amanda Hall and first-year Emily Streeter each chipped

in tw hits to the Lu tes' lO-hit perfonnance. He.Il, Streeter and senior Haley Harshaw each hit ro und-tri pp !'S.

PLU 9, George Fox 1, 5 innings

PLU started Sunday the same way it finished Saturday, knockmg off George Fox by the 'iam score in a game that was shorle ed due to the mercy rule. Trai l ing 1-0 in the bottom of the second iroling, Califano s tarted a four-nm rally with a two-run single hrough the right side of the infiel d. Fi e PLU its carried the rally. The Lutes scored twice more in the third, nee in the fourth and twice in the fifth to end the game by mercy rule. Robinson picked up her second win of the weekend, allowing a single unearned run on five hits over five inrungs. Ra Uen mas hed he r second homerun f the weekend to lead off the thir i nning. Hare haw paced the L tes offensively going 2-3 while scoring twice and driving in one.

George Fox 9, PLU 8

Tra i ling 8-3 after four innings, the Lutes u ed a four-run fifth inning to pull within one but were unable to complete th comeback. The Bruins added an insurance run in the t p f the si x th inrun g o n a solo homerun . With a t ' -run defi 't in the bottom f the seventh, the Lutes nea rly stole a co nference win. First-year Kelli Crawf rd was thrown out at the plate, from second, f lI () win g a Ratlen Single. It was the first out of the inning. Streeter, the next person up, closed the gap to one with an RBI single. With runners on first and second, a couple of PLU strikeouts ended the rally. Califano (3-4, three nms and two RBI) was the only Lute with multiple hits.

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Lutes take two of three from defending conference champs, Whitworth

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header against Whitworth on Saturday before narrow ly dropping the series finale on Sun day_ Ded icated Padfic Lutheran (ans brav the cold , rainy cond i tions to watch. combined The Lutes


pitchi ng and timely hi tting to take two of

th ree game

from the former N orthwest Conference champions, "We ju .. t [need l01 p u t it alJ together as a pack age as a team, and we will be good," itcher Jake Otness, a sop no m ore, said.

The Lute (6-3, 1 3-6) sit two games behind Linfielu anu G orge Fox who are tied for first place,

PLU 4, Whitworth 3 Pi tcher Max Beatty, a junior, 'ontinued Iu push for c-onferen e pitcher (If th e yea r throwing a com let game .. He i m p roved ht season mark to 5-1 with the win. The Lute scored first in the bottom

of the


on an Alec Beal sacrifice- fly ..

The junior outfieldec sco re d

Olsulka, WM waLI<ed earlier

enior Jacob

in the inning. Whi tworth took a 2-1 l ead in the top of the si"th n bases-Ioade walk and RBI grotmdout. Beatty sa id h'e lhought home p l a te umpire Mark Ai deregg tightened his zone lea ding 1'0 the walk. He snappeJ at the umpire following controversial calls on balls three an f u r. Then the Lutes took the lead for gOO d , scoring three TUns in the bottom of the seventh, Heal drove a d u Ie into the left­ field comer scoring Ols fka and outfielder Dominick Courcv a junior .. Catcher Curtis Wildung, a sophomore, d rove Beal in with a si ngle to right field, giving th� Lutes a 4-2 lead . The Pirates drew wiUlin a run following two PLU errors before Beatty closed the door.

PLU 5, Whitworth 4

Tra i l in g 4-3 with one ou t in the ninth, Wildung d rove a pitch in to the left-center gap to score third baseman Dre w Cord, a


year, and Heal, giving the Lutes thei r 'ond conIerenc victory of the day en alk-off (ashion. The Lutes stormed ou t of the dugoul to swarm Wil d u n g following the game­


win ner, T he sconn" sta rted when Beal scored Cou rcy with a U�ird-inning single to put the L utes up 1 -0. The Pirates responded with a two-out RBt in gl e in the top of th fourth to tie the game.. Whitworth came a run of Lheir own in the thIrd, scoring two more .in the fifth and ne i n the seVt!!1 th 0 take a 4-1 lead _ PL U scored twice in the seventh inning before Wildung's lare- game heroics.. Courcy d rove in Oord with a double to lell field, and deSignated hitter Damel Altdleeh se ,red COUTCY with a a Jfice fly AI. Konopaskl, a op omote and Lhe Lutes' closer, pi cked up his first win of tht> season throwing a erfect top of lhe ninth .. Courey finished 3-5 at the plate.

Whitworth 91 PLU 8

After trailing 9- go ing into the bottom of the n in l h and a FLU ra lly, the ty ing run was left on first base followin a hneout and foul out.. The l utes allowed nine ru ns, the second high .. t tota l all wed thi eason. .. UT firSt two ga mes, our p i tching wa there, " Beatty said .. "This third game, pitching wa"n't where we wanted it to be, bUl thal's when our bals arne alive.. " PLU's �ghl runl> tied its :iCcond-highest !'leoring outpu l of Iho.> season .. Trailing 5-0 in the bo ttom of the fifth , the Lutes scored four time n the -trt!!1gth of a bases-loaded walk followed by a hit by pilch_ Wi ldung d rove in Courcy to tart the rally. Fir t-year Cory Nelson, a u tility player, d rove in the final run of the frame on a fieIJer'.; choice._ The Pirates scored Ulree times in the lap of th �i x t h , cr aI:L"1g a three- u , cushion. In his second start of the season, Nelson was 4-5 wi t two RBt .md a run scored . J nior Nick Uall, a ,hortstcp, vas 2-3 with an RBI. run scored and two walks.

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Lhe e mmons (1001' supervisor, had tamed the wood fires of Agbo and earned bragging rigl ts for Lhe year. Anthony McGinnis, line cook, led last-year's wiImers, Burn ing Sensation, to second-place while





Tiana Wamba could say upon exiting the tunnel. Subjects in the Tunnel of

Oppression were not i ntended to be ligh t and fun, bu t rather

shocking and heartbreaking. "I was unaware of a majo rity of the issues presented, b ut they

are happening

al l arou n d us, so I think it i� good to be informed,"

Wamba said. Tunnel of

O pp res s i o n is a walk-through of scenes covering the OPPI' 's' o. n tr m around world . Tunnel of Oppression

had a planning commi ttee, but students outside of the committee also d() a large part of the work. 'The plarmin g committee are

really a container for all of the student organization" and student participants and do cents that participate in the turmel," NicoJe




of the Diversity Center and Tunnel of Oppr ssion plan ning committee member, said , classes, from Students organizations and different aIOlmd campus programs voluntrered to be a part of Tunnel of Oppression. Some students worked to create sames on topics of interest a nd acted out their scenes. Others voluntt'ered t be tudent docents and walk groups through the tunnel on Friday. in "Docents Tunne l of

Oppression 1 ad the way through the tu nnel and explain a li tt le bit

about what each eene i s abou t," sophomore Amanda B rasgall , said. "We are also helpers in case [students] feel overwhelmed with feelings."

Juliano said about 40 students

wor ed as docents this year.

"These are issues that I think lot of people are unawa re , of " Brasg a Ua said . Tunnel of Oppression "opens their eyes. 1 went last year, and I really' enjoyed a

it, so I for the

wanted to hel p do that rest of my community."

B rasg lla said that is why she volunteered . "1 am just always im ressed with how PLU s l udents engage with challenges aroWld social





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the chefs, the poinl totals for each team are not released, but the judges ca me to a dear decision, Director of D i ni ng and Culinary ServIce ' Erin McGinnis said . Erin McGinnis was the one to select the ingredients for the competition and had clear criteria. She sa i d s� looked for "the freshe t and the best as far as the protein went " and said, "you wan t [ingredients l to be as versatile as possible." TI1e chefs also LIained with Me ter Chef Ken Arnone, who is from the Culinary Institu te of Americi.l, to work on techniques

"This is not j ust about

pumping out food en masse." Erin McGinnis of Dining Culinary Services















wil l keep them fr m becoming restricted. "We respect the food and this is not ju I aboul pumping ou l food en masse," Erin McGinnis said. Amone said his ex periences as a mast r chef have shown him every facet o f the cul inary industry. According to his web si te, http://www . cheFarnone com, Arnone is no w one of 61 certified master chefs in the which


Arnone was both a student and professor at the Culinary In titute­ of America. H e said for him, the roles of teacher and chef in tersect. "As chefs we teach, " Arnone said. "That must be or should be you r rol e . " Arnone led in both of these roles dunng c Unary week, working witl the chefs to help overcome poten ' al challenges, as well as giving direction and guidance. Arnone challenged chefs to break down and prepare whole goats and rabbits. The goal of these exercises is to integrate more local, fresh and sustainable ingredients into the menu. One of the n w recipes Dining Services' employees are going to try to implement after this culinary week is a risotto reci pe they were unable to serve


Senior Kim Stone and junior Tess Raley prep food during Commons on Fire on Sunday. Stone and Raley were on the team Burning Sensation, last year's winner and this year's runner-up.

successfully in the past. Although the fire has been quenched in the Commons, the chefs were able to show off their skifls at the free l unch event on We nesday, which occurred during the Commons lunch hours.

D in ing Services also held instructional sessions throughout this week including a session on fresh pasta, the Pike Place Fish Guys, Worcestershire sallce, spaghetti di zucca and gelato. The final even t, The Art of Competition, will begin at 10:30

a.m. today in the Anderson University Center room 133.

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Love at first Skype: By KELLEN WESTERING Guest Writer In today's world, a lot of dating is done through the use of technology. For many, Skype, Facebook, texting, emails and websites are how they first meet someone. For others, these technologies help keep their relationships going. different has Everyone a experiences maintaining relationship online. Senior Ian McMichael met his fiance through mutual friends over Skype. "Using Skype has been great for us," McMichael said. "It was a very relaxed and no-pressure way to get to krl.Ow each other. We both went mto the situation with the attitude of whatever happens, happens." When asked how often he communicates with his fiance,

Long - distance dating in a high - tech world

McMichael said "at first we went through a honeymoon phase where we talked and Skyped every day . . . now, we talk frequently over the phone and Skype just once a week." Another senior at Pacific Lutheran, Samantha Wofford­ Hall, met her boyfriend while studying abroad in Germany. N ow she uses technology to keep her relationship going. Wofford-Hall Facebooks with her boyfriend every day and Skypes him every Wednesday and Sunday. Wofford-Hall said being in a long-distance relationship is worth it "but you have to be able to trust each other." Her boyfriend is planning to make the trip from Germany to visit Wofford-Hall this coming September. McMichael and Wofford-Hall have both had the opportunity

to meet their Significant other in person. However, it is possible to have an online relationship with someone you've never met. Sophomore Reland Tuomi met her boyfriend on Reddit. He lives in England, and she said they hope to meet someday, but until then they communicate online. When asked if she ever thought she would meet a significant other online, Tuomi said, "not at all. Every time I saw one of those EHarmony commercials, I scoffed at them." The first time she Skyped her boyfriend, Tuomi said, "it was awkward, and I was nervous like being on a first date." For these three PLU students, technology has had a huge impact Each said on their relationship they are happy and looking forward to the future . . . so maybe there is love at first Skype.

"Wh at to do at PLU Ongoing Passport weekend. Admitted students have the chance to meet other admitted students and experience life as a Lute. 5

p.m. Saturday-3 p.m. Sunday

Friday Steubenville: The Public Firestorrn. A panel discussion about the recent Steubenville Rape case. Panelists include Professor Kate Luther, Mercy Daramola and Jonathan Grove. A UC 133. 4 p.m. "Oma and Bella" German film screening. Ingram 1 00. 5-7:30 p.m.

Orchestra Karnrnerrnusikere. admission. Lagerquist

series: Free Concert

Hall. 8-9:30 p.m.

Saturday Spring FormaL Costs $25 for admission and $5 to take the shuttle. Experience Music Project: Level 3. 9 p.m.

Sunday Harp and flute ensemble concert. Free admission.

Lagerquist Concert Hall, 3-4:30 p.m.

OPPRESSION FROM PAGE l justice," Juliano said.

Tunnel of Oppression "did not disappoin t," first-year attendee Sonja Schaefer said. "J thought it was informative and really well pu t together." Seen s portrayed t pics ranging from se ual assault in the military and Pacific Lutheran off­ campus parties to terms such as Parkland Youth (PY). OppreSSion of movement, female beauty around the world, gender-neutral housing, deportation and others also featured. With · such a wide variety of topics, students were able to learn about many different types of oppression. . . Isamar Henriquez, a diverSity advocate, worked as a docent and contributed to the deportation scene. Some of the scenes in Tunnel of Oppression "imply the aftermath of what [oppression] happened, and I think not a lot of people focus on it. I think that is one of the biggest benefits of tunnel," Henriquez said. The deportation scene was composed "of two sections. In the first room, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official comes up and asks to see two peopl 's identification and one of them does not have it on them. As a result, the ICE officer arrests and presumably deports the individual The second room focused on the aftermath of deportation when you hear the deported people speak about why they were deported and what makes

them American. Scenes ranged from passive with audio playing, to interactive with cards and acted-out scenes. The scene fOCUSing on Gender­ Neutral Housing had a booth where attendees would get an identification card and walk up to apply for housing. This showed how the hOUSing process may be different based on the identification on your card and the oppression some students may feel. One scene that stood out to Wamba was on sex trafficking. The scene has statistics posted on the walls. One statistic stated Seattle has the third most child prostitutes in the nation. It also stated that safe and secure housing for youth affiliated with pimps and gangs is not available in Seattle or the state of Washington. "I never knew that Seattle had this problem. It is scary to know. I want there to be help for the youth involved in sex trafficking," Wamba said. At the end of the tunnel was a graffiti wall where attendees could write their responses to what they had just experienced. Some would write just one word while others wrote more. Following the tunnel, organizers encouraged �tude �ts to attend a debriefing session With a facilitator, which covered why each student came and what stood out to each student. Facilitators also answered questions and told students what they could do with this new information. "It was a great experience," Henriquez said.

"There are issues that I think a lot of people are unaware of." Amanda Brasgalla sophomore

National history honor society inducts new members choJarships. . . "Itll bring much more excitement .to the maJ�rs, because they are being involved in something much bigger," Hames said. Pacific Lutheran University installed the first Once students' applications at accepted and chapter of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor their GPA is checked by the registrar, students Society on April 3. have to pay a one-time $40 fee. . . The first PLU chapter, Alpha-Omicron-Epsilon, The ceremony was comprised of two parts: the inducted 23 PLU students into the national Phi installation of a new chapter and the initiation of Alpha Theta society. the students into the society. In 1921, Professor Nels Cleven from the The induction ceremony included words from University of Arkansas founded Phi Alpha the president of Phi Alpha Theta, Robert Carriker, Theta as a national honor society for history and PLU President Thomas Krise. undergraduates, graduates and faculty. According Six PLU charter members also read about the six to the Phi Alpha Theta website, the society now has historical stages: the Prehistoric, Ancient, Medieval, more than 350,000 members. Early Modem, Contemporary and Future a�es . Members don't have to be history majors or Then Carriker asked the mductees to affirm by minors, but can be voice vote that they would inducted into the honor uphold the obligations of society if they have the society. taken at least 12 credits After all 23 students of history and have a agreed, Hames read out cumulative GPA of 3.1 student names. Carriker, in those classes. Krise and Jennifer Cavalli, Gina Hames, assistant visiting a professor and chair of professor of history, gave the history department, each student a certificate, took on the role of going cords and a single red rose through the application when they came on stage chair of the history department process for PLU in fall, one by one. 201 1 . Justin Eley, a senior The application and history major at PLU, for a university to was one of the students l5e accepted by Phi Alpha Theta consists of three inducted into the society. main steps. The school must submit: a petiti�m for "It is a great privilege," Eley said. "It is an honor acceptance, which 25 students and fa� lty m �he to be a part of the birth of something new �o PLU." department had to sign, coursework �nformat�on Eley also said he looks forward to co� mg ba�k about the history department and mfo�ma �on to PLU as an alum and being able to dISCUSS hiS from the PLU library on how many histoncal views of history with future members after he has journals are available to student� . gained more life experience. . . After submitting the appilcahon, PLU was Senior and history major Rachel Mason IS a accepted as a new chapter in the society during charter member of the Alpha-Omicron Epsilon October 2012. ch��. . "It's a prestigious organization, and for the Charter members have helped Hames With the history department it means the students are now foundation of Phi Alpha Theta chapter at PLU. part of a national organization," Hames said. "The "We have a great impetus to start this so�iety students can try for something bigger, and I think with proper foundations so that future generations it moves us forward as a university." will have a structure on which to build. I am Hames also said she took so much time to apply enthusiastic about the future of Phi Alpha Theta [at to this national honor society because she wants to PLU]," Mason said. have these opportunities available to students. Mason said she wants to give "prodigious Students in the society have the chance to go thanks" to Hames for beginning this chapter of Phi to regional and national co�erences to present Alpha Theta. . their work, have access to a vanety of history work Once students are members of the society, they done by scholars in the society and can even earn will be part of this chapter and society forever.


"It'll bring much more excitement to the majors, because they are being involved in something much bigger." Gina Hames



APRIL 12. 2013

Adjuncts and Contingents Together

F or a Quality Education

Dear Colleague, Pacific Lutheran University relies on a large group of highly trained contingent faculty like us, who make up almost half of PLU ' s total faculty. We come with a variety of titles: Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, Instructors, C linical Faculty, Visiting Faculty, and Resident Faculty. Some of us are part­ time, some of us are full-time, but we are all "contingent." That means our tenuous employment relies on the changing needs of the university from year to year, and we are paid a fraction of what full-time faculty earn. These difficult conditions were highlighted by an AAUP survey of contingent faculty that was

conducted two years ago. S ince then, tenured and contingent faculty, faculty leaders and administrators have been working to make improvements. Those improvements have been symbolically significant, for instance offering incremental raises in some units and addressing the absence of teaching space for some faculty. But they have been small and glacially slow in coming. In addition to continuing our efforts internally with PLU administrators and faculty, we have also begun discussions with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), one of the largest unions of contingent faculty in the country. The goal of SEIU's Coalition of Academic Labor is to unite contingent professors to systematically raise our standards of employment and to restore the central importance of teaching and teachers to our institutions (http://www . caI925 .org). We have been impressed by the gains made by contingent faculty at other private universities through unionization, including American University and George Washington University. Forming a union with SEIU has allowed them to achieve pay increases, improved j ob security, better processes for teaching assignments, fair and transparent evaluations, access to more benefits, and a platform to allow their voices to be heard. We are not abandoning the internal process we have pursued with the administration. We believe that we can continue a two-track approach, both in-house and through SEIU, and do not find these efforts to be mutually exclusive in the least. On the contrary, contingent professors who have organized at other universities enj oy a productive, collaborative relationship with the administration at their schools.

to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care -for other people, for their communities andfor the earth. How can we model that mission for students when fully one-half of our own faculty is not being We are supported in our efforts by PLU ' s remarkable Mission Statement:

cared for? We believe that unionization allows us to be visible models of our own Mission Statement for our students. This semester you may be approached by a colleague or an S EIU organizer. We urge you to j oin us in our movement to gain a voice for contingent faculty here at PLU and across the nation. With be t wishes, Sheila Bristow, Affiliate Artist, Music, 2009-present LeeAmle Campos, Senior Lecturer, Music 1 992-present M ary Ann Carr, C l i nical Assistant Professor, Nursing, 1 997-present Erin Chung, Lecturer, M usic, 2003 -present

K i mberl y Crites, Lecturer, C ommunication and Theatre, 20 1 3

Denise Daverso, Lecturer, Music, 2005-present

Mich el l e Dolan, Visiting Instructor, Physics, 20 1 2 -present

Julie Duggan,

Lecrurer, Movement Studies and Wellness



Melis a Franke, V i siting Assistant Professor, C omm unication and Theatre, 2006-present

G lenn Guhr Lecturer Music, 20 1 I -present

Jane Harty. Senior Lecturer, M usic, t 9 7 8 -present

Joseph Hickey-Tiernan. V isit in g Lecturer, Rel i gion. 2006-pre ent

Barry Johnson, Senior Lectu rer,

Music. 1 989-present

Doreen Marchio nni , Vi siting Assistant Prbfe so r, Com munication and Theater, 201 O-pre ent M ichae l N g. Lecturer, La nguages and Literature, 20 1 1 -pres ot

Barbara Olson, Clinical lnstmctor, Nursing , 2004-present Mel is a Plagemann , Lecturer, M tfsic, 2007 -pre�ent

Clifford Rowe. Profe

or of Communication, Communication and Theatre, 1 980-presenl

Dana Rus h, Lecturer Phy, ic s 1 993-pre ent

J ane M. Ryan. C linic al As i tant Prore

Enriqu B.

or. M arri age and Fam i ly Therapy, 2 0 l O-pre ent

ala -Durazo, VI 'tting As istant Professor, L an guage s and L iterature, 2 0 1 2 -p re eDt

A m anda Taylor , Vi iting As i stant Profe sor, Ant hropo log y 20 1 3-pre ent

GuiUermina Walas-Mateo, Vi iting A ' ociate Professor, Language and Literature, 2 0 l 2 -present Cynthia Wolfer, C l in ical Instructor, NUT i ng, 2000-pr sent

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Carlos Andres Gomez tells Lutes to 'Man Up Beat poet speaks on life, social issues and inequality By RACHEL DIEBEL A e5E Writer

Slam poetry performer Carlos Andres Gomez pumped up his Pacific Lutheran University audience on April 2. He began the night with a de laration - "give it up for the first Tuesday night of the rest of y ur lives" - and kept his level of energy up the entire evening. Gomez was at PLU as part of his "Provoke Freedom" col lege tour promoting his book,

"Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modem Manhood." semiis book The autobiographical, telling stories from his childhood and musings on the state of "being a man" in modem society. He told the audience to "wear a seatbelt and a helmet" when they read his book, because the material is extremely heavy and sometimes very sad. "I always felt like what everyone told me to be was diametrically opposite from


Carlo� Andres Gomez visited Pacllic Lutheran Oniversit;y 011 April 2. The irupimtioruU "IItAker and beRt p et bet'Ant fUJ1\oUS througb H BO's sh(, " Der Pnctry." He W8J! on tour -promoluig his book " Man Up: Cmci..i og I he Code of

Modem Manhood."

who I was," Gomez said. "In high school, I made it my life's mission to erase everything I was and become what I was told I should be." Gomez went on to tell stories about his own personal journey to manhood, ranging from second grade soccer games to near fights in bars. Interspersed with the stories, Gomez performed some of the slam poetry that made him famous as a star on HBO's "Def Poetry," a completed HBO series featuring up-and-coming slam poets and hip hop artists. Gomez's poetry also spanned a range of topics. His first poem, "Pet Peeve," . bem( ant!d the fact that being angry is all that mov es us an ym ore. "When did reams become so uncool ?" Gomez asked . a ter the topic turned to social i neq uaJities, With poems about gay rights, genocide and racism. Gomez performe poems about the reactions he gal to merely holding his besl mal fri en d's hand fOT a day , and the vu lgar comments of a taXI cab driver about his b lack girlfriend. The tone of the poems was mor contemplative than nega tive, h wever. Gomez reflected on the fact that he was "forgetting to speak without his fists/' and lhat he is no t perfect either. "How many disgusting thing s have I said without recourse?" Gomez said. "As a women' s and gender studies minor, he talke d about things that are really

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Junior and Senior recital schedule Erin White Senior BM Recital April 13, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

" Seeing the way he channeled his passion was inspiring." Jennie Greb

.Julie DeCamp Non-Degree Recital April 13, 3 p. m . - 4 p.m.

Miranda Matson-Jewett Jr. B M Recital April 13, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Senior Arthur Sagami Sr. BM Recital Ap ri l 13, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. important to me," sophomore Allie Reynolds said. "Equality Everyone should be matters. treated e qua lly, regardless of who they are. " Gomez en ded the evening inviting FLU students to ask him questi on s they may have about anything, with the has tag

"PLUbeautiful." "Why am I asking you to use that hash tag? " Gomez asked. we're "Because beautiful/'

chanted th al\dience. "Dam right you are;' Gomez sai . "1 think he address d a lot of " issues we don" often talk ab uti sen ior ]CIUlie Greb said. "Seeing the way h channeled his passion inspiring. We illl have was thi ngs we're passi on a te about. I hope from this e, perience we can discover our own way of expressing UT passion." Gome z can be reached via hi s Facebook page, twitter handle ®CarlosAGLive or on his webpage

Geoffrey Smith BME Recital 6:30 p.m.

Apri l 14, 5:30 p.m. -

Kimberly BME Recital Apri 1 1 8 . 8 p.m. - 8 p.m. Megan McCormick Non­ Degree Recital AprU 19, 8 p.m. - 9 p. m .

Mary Ardington B M E Recital April


8 p.m.

- 9 p.m.

Kaichi Hirayama Non- Degre recital April 27, 5;30 p.m . - 6;:3 0 p.m.

Emily McFaul Jr. 8M Recital April 27 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.



the fun chedule,

visit the School of Arts and Communicat'on website

Four unusual apps college students shou d try

They 'll make you laugh� think and maybe even get work done By KELSEY HILM ES A e5E Editor

There is more to a smartphone lifestyle than Instagram and "Temple Run 2." With access to hundreds of thousands, possibly even millions of apps on your phone, ther really isn't anything a college student armed with a really tiny computer or really expensive phone can't do. If you're feeling tired of the same old apps, here is a list to help you shake up your smartphone routine.

CARROT Available



App Store

Cost $ .99 cents

This is not your typical to-do list app. CARROT is an app ",,-j th a personall ty ali of it's own. Each time you d\eck an item off of your to-do list, you win points, and as your points add up, you reach new levels. , At each level, the app gives you a prize. One time it - or he, I should say, since he's practically alive gave me a pet cat named Dog Another lime it p ran ked me, but J won't ruin the surprise. Other limes, wh en you l evel u p, the app gains new features.

The first time you open CARROT on your phone, he says, "greetings, lazy human." When you go a long time without completing your listed tasks, CARROT gets a little bit sassy. His mood spans from pleased to annoyed to wrathful. One time CARROT told me he hated me with the intensity of 10,000 suns. Today when I checked off a task for the first time in 16 hours, the words "you will die penniless and alone" popped up on my screen. He's just like all of my really good friends. Basically, it's all the benefits of your run-of-the-mill to-do list, combined with the motivational power of the mother you will never please. Only this time, you can hI.m the nagging on and off at will .



Cost: FREE


Google Play

typically before I even leave my bed. Flipboard has customizable tiles that might remind you of the layout of a Windows phone. The tiles ' flip' each time they refresh with new stories, and each tile either represents a different news topic or news outlet according to your selections. You can also link Flipboard to any number of Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter accounts that you have, so you can check all of those news feeds from the same app. It's easy to share stories on each of your social networks as well. You can access unlimited outlets and aggregators through Flipboard, including many of the less common publications. My first page on Flipboard, for example, has BBC World, AdWeek and Flipboard's technology aggregator. You can add tiles for local papers as well, such as the Tacoma News Tribune.


This app is m u ch more wen known than the Test f the hst, but it's abs lu tely worthy of a mention. As a jciurna l ist; news ap are im portant to me. A fter my email, th e news is the first Hung I check in the mom ing,

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Reviewer ' Craves ' understanding

Vpstart one-act challenges conventions Gossip spreads on Garfield Street By CAMILLE ADAMS A dE Writer

Pacific Lutheran University's production of the play "Crave" forced audience members to keep an open mind for a very different style of performance. The student-directed play premiered in Eastvold Studio TI1eater last Friday and Saturday. Vpstart Crow, a student organizati n, offers the opportunity for such avant-garde productions to be selected and produc d by junior or senior students. " Crave" received the funding Vpstart Crow gives to on student-directed production each year, com peting against fellow lay "All in the Timin ." "CTave's" complex style certainly earn ' that fund ing. Junior Myi a J hnson had the tricky task of interpreting this script, which lacks any stage direction and only refers to the four chatacters as A, B, C and M. British play wrig ht Sarah Kane penned " Crave " and five other works, before committing suicide al the age of 28.

"They did it really well, but I don't know what they did.' Dan Stell sophomore

Kane's history of mental through shows instability the thoroughly disconnected plotlines and uncertain identity of each character, as they toss lines back and forth like a tennis ball. The dialogue often appears to form a coherent line of thought, but Shakespeare quotes, Biblical allusion, sporadic singing, jaw harp playing and disturbed laughing interrupt the nearly logical sequence. However, the small cast did a wonderfu l job of attempting t interpret tlus jumble of meaning for their audience. "They did it reaHy welL but I d on ' t know what they did," sophomore Dan Stell said. JolmsOTl'S skills a director were evjdent in the artistic use of space and simple objects in the tudia theater. Technical aspects, such as the use f shadows and diff rent colored lighting, which was displayed on a long:, white curtam, helped create a particular moo at cli.ffurent points in Lhe show 'The play opened in the dark­ and as each charac r turned on a flashlight to reveal their presence, they rushed to puU open the black curtains surrounding Lhe small room. They continued to use the flashlights to interact Wlth one another as they ran aT und barefoot, conveying emotion through stomping, dancing and movements t at came close to violence. Near th start of the play, one character states, "and if this makes TlO sense then you Wlderstand

perfectly." This notion of understanding pervades the entire show, either resulting in enlightenment or a massive headache. The heightened state of character emotions, interspersed with serious issues of rape, abuse and eating disorders create a tense environment. If paired with a clear plot and characters, such feeling could be conveyed and digested with greater ease, but without a sense of grounding for the audience, the show is an emotional roller coaster with vertical drops and no end in ight. The fluid reality of the play allowed each viewer or on-stage participant to come away with a different message. "MemOrIes are Telived, private thoughts become public, a ' the characters struggle through pai love and power," JolUlson said of her wn directorial interpretation Other guesses by audience mem�rs included the significance of family past an univer al truths about relationships "We �come what we hate about our p arents and pass on the pain," first-year Alex Gayton said. While even those who spend m re than 90 minutes with the Script could debate the meaning of the pl ay f rever the talent of Lhe players on and ff stage cannot be denied. "It was creative and well done," first-year Anna Loose said. '1t was unli ke anything I ave ever seen." .


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Night of Musical Thea re c eates a ternative 'Mixtape' By RACHEL DIEBEL AdE Writer

]n previous years, there has

been only one Night of Musical Theatre show at Pacific Lutheran University. This year, students will light up the stage a second time at Mixtape: A Cabaret, a student run night of song and dance. The show will feature songs from many different musicals, "Annie" to "Spring fro Awakening " 'The proj t came ab ut during ;3 discussion of what next year's Night of M sica! Theatre should b like. "It kind of came out of n ow here " first - year Cameron Waters said. "It just became a coosen us. Why -


couldn't we do another show this year? So we just had auditions, and we cast the show." In keeping with the tradition of Night of Musical Theatre, the entire production is performed, directed and choreographed by PLU students. Junior Evan Hildebrand choreographed the show, junior Taylor Capellaro was assistant director and junior Con DeVerse put on her directorial cap for the show. "I am an acting directing major, so I took the directing class, but acting is my favorite thing to do," DeVerse said. "Kind of the reason 1 took the job and wanted it in the first place is because I could be in the show, too." Although students run the show, it is not any less professional than if a faculty member had d irected i . "All of our directorial staff is ' .iust so tal ted," Waters aid "It's not iike


"It just became a consensus. Why couldn't we do another show this year? So we just had auditions and we cast the show." Cameron Waters first year -

you're working with students. It's just like you're working with people who know what they're doi g." The process of putting Mixtape together was different than most other shows. "This is one of the weirdest shows that I've ever done," DeVerse said. "We did a lot of smaller rehearsals and just recently got the whole group together right after spring break." Even the preparation process differed from the ty pical experience of producing musical theatre. "We were basically g iven all the music prior to spring b re ak and we jUst had to learn it all ourselves, first vear Katie Coddington said. "And then we had a fu 11 week of long rehearsals where we're putting it aD together and "

there's only been one show in the fall," Coddington said. "It gives the opportunity for more people to be involved and It gives the opportuni.ty for people to be involved that don't really have the time to do a bigger show." Mixtape is an experimental production, but the cast and crew expect it to be a hit. " Everybody is just having a really good time doing an inf rmal show," DeVerse said. "It's still gonoa rock."

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One acts came together 'A 1 in g ood timing ' Students continue with play despite not receiving official fun ing By KATELYNN PADRON Guest Writer humorously Real life, portrayed, is the central theme f the fi e acts that rna e up "A ll in the Timing. " Playwright David lves penned the play and junior David Gordon is directing. Though there is not a uniform plot line throughout the play, Gordon said the acts are "cormected in the things that they talk ab ut


at the world."

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E en such a ' love, life, death and crises are explored. 1n theater prod uctions, "you get to see life kind of condensed and amplified," Cordon said.

Sophomore Ryan Sundberg, an actor in Cordon's production

of "All in the Timing," said the production is unique because of its minimalism. "It talks about simple things we see in everyday life but in a way that is really different and really funny," he said. The





intriguing perspective on music,

Sundberg said. 'fA lot of it

has t do With interperson I relationships," first­

year Hannah Jeske said. "How critical moments can change the course of the relationship." Jeske is one of about a dozen students involved in the production. One of the acts, called "English Made Simple," Cordon said, consists of "two people saying things to each other that we don' t dare to say out loud most of the II h . lime

"All in the Timing" is entirely student run. "It gives it a unique freedom," Jeske said, because "the actors get to contribute a 1 t

as well as the director." Though this is not an official theater department production, the cast and crew of "All in the immg" have received support from the department, Cordon said. He had hoped, Gordon said, for "All in the Timing" to be chosen to be the Vpstart Crow - pronounced Upstart Crow production. Vpstart Crow is a

theater program that funds ne student-run production per year. This year, Vpstart Cr w

April 1 8, 19 and 20 a 8 p .m. in the


se another Pacific Lu them a University student-run production, "Crave," for the honor.

When Vpstart did not select "All in the Timing," Gordon decided to proceed with the project on his own. The re was plenty of talent not being utilized by other theater

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bruary, and there have b en five rehearsals a w ek since then. Students should come to see "All in the Timing," junior Kendra Phillips said, because "it's going to be relaxing. They're going to unwind - just sit and watch and enjoy and laugh." Phillips is taking part in several acts. Phillips said she appreciates the fact that the author of "All in the Timing," Ives, "doesn't try to explain all of the silliness going on."

"It [being student run] gives it a unique freedom, because the actors get to contribute a lot as well as the director." Hannah Jeske first - year


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First -year wings hold students back in high school s etting By SARAH HENDERSON Guest Columnist First-year wings most of us like them, bu t there are a few of us who would rather not be woken up by sCT�chy


and tittering gossip


at 4 a.m. I am one of the latter.

rather deal with the short term di scomfort of being mix d in wi th

l'"erumers, than with the long term discomfort of never undel'"S tanding what it is to be in college.

Pacific Lutheran University implemented first-year wings three year.; ago, so the seniors this year remember a time when they lived together in a community of first years and returners. I get it. First years are going through a rough time. They are leaving home, most for the first time. They are living on their own,

buying their own essentials, sleeping in a room with a random person they just met. I get it. But first years are just that: fresh out of high school, immature and naive. They still tend to move in packs, like high school students. They still tend to gossip, like high school students. The boys stick

together in their cliques

and the girls in their cliques - like a

middle school dance. Zero mixing, awkwardness

upon a time.

whispers of, "OMG, we should go down the hall and play a prank on the guys."

. So here is what I propose: for the good of the PLU community, first-year wings should be optional. I did not appreciate being forced

Get real. These first-year wings, instead of helping first years acclimate to colJege

to live in a wing that was still stuck high school. But I understand the solidarity and support a first-year wing

life and culture, leave them to fester in th ir own fetid p 01 of mediocrity,

can offer. I just think that the PLU community,


insecu rity and ridiculousness. First years need to get past their high chool mindset. They need to be thrown into the deep end of the pool and mix d straight away with the people who have done i t before.

Retu rners can show them how to peel a real orange, not the .baby-safe Cuties we are being fed in the first-year wings. I am not saying first-year wings are a1\ bad. 1 definitely appreciated that I


based on inclusivity and equality, would do better with more w ings that mix returners with first years, so that


years are forced to mature up to the college level and leave high school

behind. It would also humble the returners and grant them a new understanding of what college culture is, can and should be.

and in order for the PLU community to be as truly inclusive and equal as it

college classes and the general lack of sleep when I was a first year. Nor am I saying that males and females cannot coexist peacefully and maturely. I am all for gender-neutral

claims, the divide between first years and returners needs to break down. For goodness sake, let us peel our own dang oranges.

housing, and am an even stronger proponent for mixed wings, because the stigma of separating girls and boys

And I get that returners want nothing to do with the newbies, the fresh meat, the monstrously naive first years. But honestly, they need to get over themselves. We were all first years once

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Small successes can be key to student productivity Tips to fight procrastination bug as the year ends By BRIAN BRUNS Columnist We are past the halfway point in the 2013 spring s e m e s te r , and I can feel my Senioritis flaring up. It's that feeling where you'd rather lake a nap ·nste d of completing that l O-page pap r that's due in half an hour. Tt's when the importance at 8 a.m. class of a tten ding becomes debatab le or when you promise yourself that you 1l finish reading that cha pre r as oon as you're done playing "League of Legends." I know this feeling, and i t isn't restricted to us seniors. Most Pacific Lutheran University students are busy people with responsibilities for school, work and sports. With full schedules and multiple deadlines, everyone

is prone to a little slippage from time to time. Make no mistake, what we're really talking about here is procrastination. Late night reading and writing is one thing, but I even delayed ordering my cap and gown by a couple of days for no good reason. When the procrastination bug hits, it can be a powerful drag on a student's productivity. If left unchecked, procrastination can ruin a shldent's semester and possibly th ir entire college career. 111e good news is that the sym toms of procrastination are easy to spot, and 1 wrore this colunm to give students enough time to counteract their own outbreaks and finish the semester strong. There are few proven treatm nts or cures for pr cra ation, bu t t here are steps stud ents can take tha t may help ge t them back on lTack. The firs t is recognizing if you have the

Anyone experiencing any of the following symptoms has likely contracted the procrastination bug at some point. Watching more hours of Netflix than sleep and study combined. Taking several days to respond to mundane email requests. Feeling pleased with your progress on an assignment when all you did was read the instructions. Waiting until the night before an assignment is due to -even read the instructions. Promised yourself you would get caught up during spring break and didn't. Once you have diagnosed

"When the procrastination bug hits, it can be a powerful drag on a tudent s productivity."


For tho y u wh o wan a change of scene and have a free weekend, we in Tacoma have the luxury of living two

hours away from b autifuL Portland. "There's so much to see r try. [It's] very artsy and friendly," Kelsey Rodriguez said. A cosmetology stude t. Rodriguez travels daily through downtown Portland to get to Aveda Institute of Portland. Sophomore Andrea Battello said her trip to Portland last summer was awesome. "There are so many things to do you have to go back again and again to do it all." Geographically speaking, finding Oregon is easy: just head south. Whether you're carpooling with a couple of friends or taking the train, it is well worth the time to visit a city where smiling people on bikes are just trying to keep "Portland Weircl" Whether you arrive with a backpack filled witl rain boots, binoculars and rna ,be a walking stick, or fancy heels and shades, y u'll definitely find plenty of appropriat.e estinations on muddy trails or the streets of Portland. As college stu ents O n a budget - good thing there' s no sales tax ill Portland - take advantage of variou cheap transportation, such as the T . ·Met. The Tri-Met is the city's public transportation system, providing trains, trams and rail cars for easy access around town. According to a new analysis from the Federal Transit Administration and American Public Transportation Association, Portland is "the nation's best city for public transportation." With $5 you can get an all - day pass that allows you to tra vel all at unci Portland's ralls and roads. M st of downtown is acces ible fo lree via the MAX lighl-rail trolleys and streetcars. Th MAX drops passengers off at destinatioru like Powell' Books, where new and used books take up rune rooms, color-coded by genre. Powell ' s Books is well known or inhabiting an entire titl' block. Map and signs all around the tore ensure that no one gel· lo't , ·hile browsing. If ou ta te the difference bet\veen Seattle s nest and Dutch Bros, au know you're in Portland On an e rll' m rning, a I p of espresso from rump town Coffee Roasters can offer y ou enough energy to roam around

the Portland Saturday Mark t. This offers a taste of the ci ty's local arts and crafts market that runs along the Waterfront Park. Less than five blocks a way, let the smell of bacon guide you to Voodoo 0 ughnuts, a 24-hour doughnut shop tl at is known worldwide for its unique pastries like the bacon-maple bar and other odd toppings such as Froot Loops, Cap ' Crunch and lavender. When the sun is shining down on Portland, there's no better place to be than the Japanese Gardens located in Arlington Heights. This garden has been proclaimed to be the most authentic of its kind outside of Japan. However, if you would rather window­ shop or happen to have $20 in your pocket, you might just love Hawthorne Street. There are thrift stores that will make you wish you had more money. Further down the street on SE 12 and Hawthorne Boulevard are some of Portland's well-known food carts, or Cartopia. There you1l find Potato Champion, which is the only cart in town dedicated to serving Belgian style frites potatoes that are peeled, cut, washed and then lightened with a first fry before frying them again. Certainly hits the spot. On a breezy Portland night, if you and your friends are looking to discover some great music that's either cheap or even free, then make sure to visit http:// and see what's playing near you. Simply search by date, neighborhood, price and genre for an enlightening music experience. Portland is a place where young people go to retire, according to "PortJandia," a satirical show produced and starting Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen. The show is dedicated to porlTaying how rue actually is it1 Portland, but ma ke sure to experienCE' this fOf yourself by visiting .

" It is well worth the time

to visit a city where smiling people on bikes are just tryinO' to kee -Portland Weird.

Anyone not experiencing the urge to get things done after completing the steps should repeat the process until symptoms of procrastination go away. When we drop the ball on our responsibilities the most important thing is that we pick it back up again. Recognizing that you need to improve is a start, but you need t take steps in a positive irection to make any progress. Start small and hopefully that will trigger an avalanche of productivity. There is still time to get up, dust off that backpack and make a d i fferen ce in thi semester's grades. No matter h w you started, an anyone will ever remember is how you finished.

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yourself, there is only one other step. You must experience a small amount of success. This will be the hardest part of the process. It requires the completion of one small task. Wash one bowl. Write one sentence. Edit one photo. Accomplishing one of the smaller tasks on a to-do list may be just the kick-start a shldent needs to get going on larger assignments. U students experience newfo nd motivation, then the good news is they are cured. Procrastination can always strike again, so be vigilant.


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Disney strikes back:

A new hope for a better trilogy By BJORN SLATER Copy Editor This fall, we were supposed to get "Star Wars" Episodes n and I1I in 3D. Big deal. Then last fall, Disney bought Lucasfilm. Last October, Walt Disney Co. announced "Star Wars" Episode VII will be released in 2015, the first film in a suspected trilogy, after the entertainment industry titan made the deal to purchase Lucasfilm for $4 billion. The franchise creator and director of the first six movies, George Lucas, said he had always envisioned the series having nine movies. However, he announced he wouJd never direct a "S tar Wa rs" movie again due to the incredible amount of flak he got for the tweaks h made to the Original trilogy when he rolled out the three most recent "Star Wars" movies Disney decided on a new director this J anuary, and Lucas admitted the eries cou ldn ' t J,e. in better hands than those of Jeffrey Jacob, "J.J.," Abrams. The news that the director of "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "Mission Impossible ill" will be taking over this legendary series ha' me anldous for 201'\ alread) . Even so, it WIll be nearlv ImpOSSible to surpass the original three "Star War:," movies. They might be able to make more mllney on the upcoming trilogy. but there', something abo ut the Originals at as captured the imagma tIons of

audiences across the globe. Critics and I agree that Abrams will be able to improve on the most recent trilogy, but the fans of "Star Wars" have specific tastes that need to be appeased. If these needs aren't met, Abrams and Disney could have an angry mob on their hands. On the other hand, if Abrams blows Episodes IV, V and VI out of the water, I think this upcoming trilogy will be a huge success. A new direction couid be what the series needs, and based on Lucas' reasons for retirement, that could be exactly what will happen. This risks alienating man , of the old fansi myself included, if the movies are not up to par. However, if the film are well put together and continue the epic and never­ ending struggle of the redi against the Sith in a manner that preserves the quality of the td films, the upcOming trilogy could reignite the passions of long- 'me fans and make mullihtdes of new ones in the pwcess. As a lover o[ the original three and someone who can't bear to � let down by another new "Star Wars" trilogy, 1'm waiting with cautiou optimism fOT the offidal release date of Episode VII and to g t a taste of -vhal Ihe ne� trilogy WIII be


I'm ske pncal tiull Abram will be able to live up to the legaC) o · Lucas, bu hopeful that his recent succ:e Will motivate him to continue to build on hi reputation as a renO\.vned filmmaker. With a fickle fan base, constant media pressor!' and SOme pretty big hoes to filL it looks like Abrams has a lot on his plate. Let's see if he j ' up to the challenge.




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Dear Tenured & Tenure-Track Colleagues, This letter invites you to a new, open conversatio1J at PL U. As a tenure-track or tenured faculty

member, this is a unique invitation. We invite you to engage in a deeper way to listen and to support a group of people at PLU who are now speaking with a collective voice: contingent faculty. Pacific Lutheran University relies on a large group of highly trained contingent faculty, who comprise almost 50% of PLU ' s total faculty. They come with a variety of titles: Lecturers, S enior Lecturers, Instructors, Clinical Faculty, V isiting Faculty, and Resident Faculty. S ome are full-time, most are part-time, but all are "contingent." That means, unlike us, they are an unprotected class of employees. Despite excellent qualifications and experience, they have no j ob security, are paid a fraction of what we earn, have reduced access to professional activities, are barred by our faculty by-laws from participating on standing committees, and those who have part-time appointments (the vast majority) have no vote in our faculty assembly. We invite you to become more informed about your contingent colleagues ' contributions and challenges. Talk to the contingent colleagues you know; get to know those you don't. The challenges many PLU contingent faculty experience were highlighted by an AAUP survey of contingent faculty that was conducted in spring 20 1 1 . S ince then, tenured and contingent fac ulty, administrators hav

fa culty leaders


been working to make improvements . There has been some important progress, but

many pre sing issues remain unresolved. We invite you to support contingent colleagues as they pursue conversations with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). While internal efforts with PLU administrators and faculty continue, we support our contingent colleagues who have begun discussions with S E I U, one of the

l argest unions of contingent faculty in the country. The goal of S E nJ ' s Coalition of Academic Labor is

to unite contingent professors to systematically raise contingent faculty tandards of employment and to uphold the entral i mportance of teaching and teachers to -


insti tutions (bttp ;//www . cal92 5 .org).

We invite you to see this as a collaborative ef fort o/justice that benefits the entire PL U community.

Faculty who have organized at other universities enjoy a productive, collaborative relationship with the admini tration at their schools which we are confident is possible

here as well. Our confidence


boosted more given PLU s remarkable Mission Statement- to educate student for lives a/ thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care -for other peopie, /or their communities lmdfor the earth . As

faculty members who enjoy the privilege, rights and benefits of tenure and academic freedom, i t is our

responsibi lity to assure that the care we profess begins at home.

Fin Dy,




you to sign this- letter.


semes er, contingent faculty at PLU will b organizing

with SEIU. We urge you, as a tenured or tenure-track faculty member, to support this collective

movement by contingent faculty to gain a greater voice here at P L U and across the nation. Their success can only benefit the entire PLU community and pecifically strengthen the relations 'p between contingent and tenure-track/tenured faculty members. With best hopes and thoughtfulness,


We, the undersigned, support PLU's contingent faculty members in pursuing a conversation, relations.bip and organizing body witb the Coalition of Academic Labor. *Names listed alpbabetically.



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8' \ (, BTl SCHEDUL E Softball


Upcoming Games

Upcoming Games

TOTlWrr()w at George For (2), noon Srmdall at George For, noon

Tomorrow us. Linfield (2), noon Sunday us. Willamett:e (2). noon

Previous Games

Previous Games

Win(6-3): April 9 at St. Martin's Win(3-1}: April 7 us. Linfield

Win(2-1}: April 10 os. Pacific Loss(10-2): April 10 us. Pacific

Women's Tennis

Thack and Field

Upcoming Matches

Upcoming Matches

Upcoming Meets

Today us. Whitworth, 3:30 p.m. TOTlWrrow vs. Whitman, 10 a.m.

Today at Whitman, 4 p.m. Tomorrow at Whitworth. 12:30 p.m.

Today at John Knight 11vilight

Previous Matches

Previous Matches

Men's Tennis

Previous Meets

Wm(8-J): April 6at Linfield Wm(7-2}.Api15/XPu¢Samd

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The month-long NCAA men's basketball tournament ended Tuesday


night with Louisville cutting down the nets after knocking off Michigan 82-76. Analysts instantly heralded the game as one of the best national championship games in recent history. But watching the championship game of the tournament is always bittersweet. Not because one of my teams did not win the title, or even come close really, but because we now have to wait 11 months until the tournament starts again - 1 1 . But before lamenting the long wait for next season because next year is "your team's year," it is necessary to look back at the storyline-dominated tournament and what we learned from it.

1. Louisville is the best team in basketball Okay, this one is obvious since they are the national champions. But every once in a while, a team that does not necessarily deserve it will win a title, regardless of the sport - cough, cough the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL, Seahawks fans. That was not the case this year. Louisville Cardinals are The indisputably the best team in college basketball. The national champions finished the season on a 1 6-game winning streak that included a run through the Big East tournament, regarded as one of the toughest in the country. The Cardinals' last loss came on Feb.

9 in a five-overtime marathon at Notre Dame. Trailing by as much as 12 in the first

half of Tuesday's title game, the Cardinals mowlted a furious rally in the waning

minutes to temporarily take the lead before going into the locker room just d wn one at the half.

The rest was "in the Cards." Zing.

2. The final four was 'shocking' What do you mean you didn't have n inth-seeded Wichita State in your final

Lessons learned in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

four? Neither did 1. Or likely anyone else outside of the Wichita State fan base. Finishing in second place in the

Missouri Valley Conference at 26-8, the Shockers went on an improbable run to the final four, finishing two wins short of becoming the highest seed ever to win a national title. The Shockers fell to eventual champion, Louisville, 72-68. The upstart squad led by as many as 12 in the second half before the Cardinals took over.

just witnessed their own birth. Pictures popped up all over the Internet of Ware's bone sticking six or seven inches out of his leg and making a 90-degree tum in the middle of his shin. As he was carted off the court, he told his teammates to win, and they did, then twice more en route to a national title for Ware.

4. A 16 seed will win, soon A 16 seed has never beaten a one seed

Wichita State eliminated controversial

in the first round of the tournament but

one seed, Gonzaga, 76-60, in the round of 32. The win came as a result of in-the­ gym range late in the second half. The Shockers could have beaten anyone in the country that night. In my preview of the tournament, I

Southern got incredibly close against Gonzaga in the tournament's first round before falling 64-85 late. One-seeded Kansas almost slipped up in the first round too before pulling away from Western Kentucky late and winning

said mascots matter. Meaning anything can happen in the tournament, and I'm

64-57. With so many college basketball players leaving for the NBA after one

bested each year by someone who picks teams based on something arbitrary, like the team's mascot. The Wichita State Shockers - I will learn eventually.

3. That was disgusting There are some things no person should have to endure. For Louisville's Kevin Ware, it was tragically breaking his leg against Duke in the elite eight on Easter Sunday. For America, it was witnessing it. I was on a boat during the game so I didn't see it live, but I instantly knew the severity. Social media buzzed - no, screamed - about the gruesomeness of the injury. r was kind of curious to see the injury once I got home. I was mostly terrified. I watched the highlight an hour or so

atter the game. I saw the sophomore jump

in an attempt to bl ck a three-point shot. And I saw W r snap in ha lf as he landed. I yelled and ran out of the room. That was disgusting.

'5 shin

The injury was so bad you knew its gruesomeness simply by watching the pc pIe who saw it. His teammates crumbled to the court instantly. The players on the bench looked like they had

year, the talent is becoming more diluted. A veteran underdog will knock off a young powerhouse in the next three years.

5. Griner NBA talks must stop During

Spring Sports

will need to be as tall

basketball player pick: 2 record: 3-2

Dustin J../e qqe NWC golf /YI VP

After a two-week long spring our league is back at it,

Baseball season starting last week, we are asking the league a Seattle Mariners question. The Texas Rangers started a'

flndre lacuyan

two weeks ago. J YJ10W all of you remember the ques tion, but just in case it slipped

vour mind, we asked what would lowest seed to advance to the swee t 16 of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Five of our contestants said a 12 seed would be the lowest to advance to the sweet 16. It was the lowest projected

be the


J../aley J../a rshaw softball standout pick: 2 record: 3-2

because the entire field took one in the loss column two weeks ago. In honor of the Major League

and the standings remained unchanged after th� last question

seed pick d . A s a 12 seed, Oregon advanced to the sweet 16 - Schoepp rejoiced. The problem for our league was so did LaSalle as a 13 seed a.l"\d national power Florida Guif Coast University as a 1 5 seed. So blame those dam Eagles

four-game series with Seattle on Thursday.

How many games will the l\tfariners win a!!ainst Texas this weekend (four- 2'ame series)? <..J



Griner at 6' 8" but

Griner playing in the NBA - not going to ha pen .

By NATHAN SHOUP Sports Editor break,


she will also need to be able to hit shots from outside. Griner is a post player. At just more than 200 pounds imagine her trying to defen d Dwight Howard at 6'11" and 265 pOW1ds. N t going to happen.

flrvid Isaksen

pick 'em


Griner a shot in the NBA if he thought she was the best player available given the spot in the draft. Griner obviously heard and tweeted to Cuban saying she would love a shot at the NBA and that she wouldn't let him down. Yes, she would. If a woman is to play in the NBA, she

track thrower pick: 2 record: 3-2

The Mast


Mark Cuban, the uwner of the Dallas Mavericks, said he would give NCAA women's basketball superstar Brittney

Kyle Peart


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pick: 2 record: 2-3

swimming torpedo pick: 3 record: 2-3

Melanie Schoepp athletic trainer pick: 2 record: 2-3

jacob Olsufka

baseball player pick: 3 record: 7-4

fllon Denfldel

cross country stud pick: 3 record: 7-4

TOP: Louisville's Russ Sm i th (2

Corgui Dieng (0)

and Montrezl Harrell ( ri ght ) rcact afte.r guard Kevin •

10 er right leg injury during t he first st Regi onal linal nga in st Duke in the _ C ,·ollege baskcl bal l tOll.rnam<'nt on Slrnday. MflfCh to be blken off the court 31 in Indianupolis. ''Van: h on a stretcher. (AP Pllot,lfMichael Cnnroy) AS VE: Gonzaga coach 1 -lark Few up at the sco",boum late in the second half of a third- round glllll<' in the I 'CM men's college hll"k"tbu.ll tournament in Sail Lake City on March 22. Wichita State won 76-70. As a one seed, ' onzagu narrow! ' avoided being upset by Southern in its first game. (AP Phutu/George. lirey) Ware suffered


half 01" the Mid

Peart did not attach a confident statement with his prediction this week. Is he rattled after the two-week break?

You cannot make this stuff up. "Go Rainiers," Harshaw said. She may be trying to take the title of class clown from Hegge. She has her work cut out for her.

Isaksen was one of the five who picked a 12 seed to advance to the Sweet 16. He joined millions who hated to love watching Florida Gulf Coast go on its run.

Hegge has continued his calm ways, simply stating the Mariners' would split the series. A storm could be brewing.

Tacuyan is one of three in the league who think Seattle is going to win the series with Texas. Maybe he hasn't seen the Mariners starting pitching. It is awful outside of Felix Hernandez. With the culmination of the college basketball season, Schoepp will not be able to pick Oregon in anything anymore. That is a tough blow for her.

OlsfUka is likely the biggest Mariners fan in the league so he thinks they will take three of four from Texas. He needs them to win three to stay in the race. Like Olsufka, DenAdel needs Seattle to take three from Texas. If the Mariners split with Texas, he will be eliminated from title contention with only three more weeks remaining.


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Sprinter, hurdler thrives in first season Junior Taryn Dee taking conference by storm after being sidelined with knee injury first two seasons at Pacific Lutheran


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Sprinter and hurdler Tary n Dee. l,l junior. is e,,� ill hes- first year on the t rack team. D<.>e \VuS unable Lo compete h(!l" firs t t�o years at Pacific Lutileran because <If "be alr� has her sighl� �cl n winniIllf II Northwesl Corucrcncc ·hampionship.

She ran track in high school, but a knee inj u ry sustained in those years prevented her

By BRANDON ADAM Sports Writer

Sprinter and hu rdler Taryll Dee, a juni r, has established herself as one of Pacific Lutheran's standout spring athletes this sea on. She won the 400-meter h urdles twice and runs on the 4x100 PLU relay team that won al the J.D. Shotwell Invita tional last weekend. 'Tm really happy where I am," De said. As a mul ti-evenl runner, Dee participates

in the 100- and 400-mete r hu rd l es as well as the 4x100 and 4x400 meter Tel ays. Dee's success in track wasn't so linear. In fact. Dee was unabL 0 comp te for her first Mo years at PLU, lhough she has p layed On the soccer team for three ye ars.

PLU dro By AMY W O'fEN Guest Writer

The alhletit departm nt at Pacific Lu theran University is making hu ge strides in alcohol education this year. department P LU' s athleti received a $30,000 grant from the National Collegiate Athl tic As 'oeia tion (NCAA) Intormed CHOICES program last April. The grant money went into effect fa l l of 20 1 2 and .vill be used n a variety of projects until May of 20 1 . Th goal of the Informed

from participa ting in college. PLU's track and field h ad coach, Heather Krier, had been urging Dee to try out for track for a while. "She [Krier] sent me so many emails," Dee said. "I got so many letters in hig h school telling m for PLU."

to come out and do track

After three knee surge ries, Dee has finally come out for the 2013 season to comp teo Since he r recovery, Dee has shown n o rea l signs of hindrancc, excelling in both practice and meets. By pl acin · first in th 4OO-meter hurdles at the Pay ton Sc ring mee t, D e beat the Inp-ranked 4GO-meter hurdler, Whitworth's

ing dough

CHOICES pr gram is to s u pport a lcohol educa tion while rea ching oul to more than iust the student athlete. " We haven't been very intenti nal about making [alcohol education] a campus focus," Jennifer Thomas, a . tant athletic director at PLU and p rimary progra m developer . . ajd. Thomas and other groups on campus want to ch ange this by u til izing Lh grant money. Th ' Infonned CHOICES program i s funding a poster campaign that explains whal appropriate behaVIOr is for

ir\jurics. In IU:I" mrt YCIlT bRt' k on Ul • UIIC!,.

Emily Moore, and set a meet record with a time of 1:07.29. "I was really nervous, and then 1 came


out and beat her [Moore]," Dee said . "So that was awesome for me." Dee said she hopes to improve her times and performance throughout the season. Her goal is to cut her time down from 1:07 to 1 :04. "I would like to eventually win conference, keep winning and getting better and focusing n who 1 am as a hurd I r or a

runner, " Dee sai d. Dee will ru, al th John Knight Twilight meet todav . D ee and the rest f the PLU track and fi Id 'team host the NWC Multi-Event Champion hips Ml1nday and Tuesday.



alcohol education

students when consuming alcohol. The grant is also putting together a TIPSY card. "Tt will have information related to alcoho l consumption and bJo d alcohol ontent as well as what to do i n case of a l co hol poisoning," Thomas

said . As part


J the three-year budget, lnformed CHOICES set aside $2,000 fOT P 'er-to­ peer programming . 'rrhe OiOICES grant IS meant lo be a campus collabora tion 'vent, m ea ning we have students that mvolved in doing som > of the

programming," Thomas said. Athletics is willing to pr vid up to $250 fur stud groups that would like to put on i nformationa l event s fOT their feUo ' tud en ts. Tunior Becca Hol tgeerts, a ' PI.. U volleyball player, said that peer programmin g "could be a fun pportuni ly for students to get c rea ti ve abou t educatIng themselves and making smart

decisions." The athletic

de p artmen t hopes to· get a variety of students involv d with the making money grant by readily availa b le (or things

such as the peer -to-peer program. Sophomore Emma Thompson sald, "I'd almosl rather be t augh t alcohol educati o n from my peers than an adult because I feel more connected to them." If students want to ge t involved with the grant or lead an e du cati onal event, they can visi t http: //www plu edu/lutefit and fi l l out th funding application. N �w promotJ nal material from Infonn�d CHOICES will be prod uc c.l a nd -pread ar ound cam pu t.h.i! sp ring .




APRIL 12, 2013

Lutes drop series to No. 2 Linfield

The baseball team salvages third game of series after getting swept Saturday




I.EFT: ophumore 'lh,vor Looking pil.cheH m llte ninth irurln g of his compl ete -game cnor! lIglUl1Sl J.inticld on Swufay. '111<" LuteH won ;3-1. '1' I e \dn was Lubking's third oCthe week after pickillK up a will in relief liud in II .IHrt i'I,'1lilu.l Saint llirtin '. IUlit l\IW,WIIY. lli: ll!Uw, the nntiou willi 76 strikeouts. TOP RlGllT: Trw PLU hench IIntl �n:\t'hinjt 1tMI' wat"hc.� in tilt, Itrly imungll of U'l" Lule� 3-1 will . )'cr sel.'mw-nutkeoJ Liulidd on I.'.flDDLE mGIIT: ( uLfidder l>llnieL Allchcch. II suphomore. siIll(lc s Lhroutd> the dghl side of lhe inheld in the third mning of the Lute's win on Sunday. ABOVE RIGHT: Fans lak sheller !'rom lhe elem nts under an umbrella lhe PLU'R 3-1 win over Linlidd Ia..1 Sunddy. Rail! WJd wlnd Were cUllblanl throughout till! w :ekcnd.


Pacific Lutheran hosted Linfield last

weekend, and Linfield demonstrated why they ar ranked second. in D-ll baseball. Tne Wildcats dominated both of Saturday 's gam by a combined s co re of

22-10, rae' 'ng up 29 hits in the process. Sunday, however, wa s a d Ifferent story with a ste l l ar pitching pe.rfonnance by so p ho more Trevor Lubking. Linfield 1 2, PLU 8

The series opener on Saturday began with Linfield pulling out the lumber and pounding the Lu tes . The Wildcats held 3-0 Jead after four innings before scoring three


runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh mnings. TIley led 1 2-0 before Pacific Lutheran finally managed a run in the seventh. PLU pitching ace, junior Max Beatty, took most of the beating, allowing nine runs on 13 hits thro gh ftve iImings. He w alked two batters and struck o u t six before sophom re Chris Bishop took over in relief. Bish p allowed three runs On four hits and walks through fo u r inni ngs pi tch d . Despite being down

the entire game, th Lutes made It In teresti ng I H the bottom of th eight. , scoring seven runs and cutting

the deficit from 1 1 to four. Two walks and a first-year Carson McCord's single I ded

the bases allowing outfielder Alec Beal, a

junior, and Lubking, to draw run-scoring walks. A wild pitch let the third Lute cross home plate in the inning and made way for another b se-lo d' g walk.

Sophomore Collin Nilson, a utility ' player, came th rou • tht! clutch, hitting a base -dearing double to left cen� fieid. Li nfiel d relief pitcher Garett Sp eyer then reti red the next three PLU batters ending the rally and, ultimately, the game.


Linfield 10, PLU 2

Aaron Thomassen followed in Chris

Haddeland's - Linfield starting pitcher of the first game - perfonnance by allO Wing only one run on six hits in seven innings of w rk. The Wildcats opened the batting clinic in the second inning with two runs and ontinued to ad to thei r Lead in eaC!� of the next five frames. The Lutes cou ldn't perfonn another ral ly ley did in th series-open ", sCOring a in the fou rth on first-year Drew Oord ' s double, Lubking' s single and wa l ks to catcher Curtis Wild u ng, a sophomore, and sophom ore AJ Kono paski, a utility pla yer. They added another tally to the total in as


th eighth when infielder Clay Irushinsky, a sophomore, drove in Lubking on a double into right centerfiel d.

PLU 3, Linfield 1 Sunday hlrned out to be a diff rent song and dance for the Lutes as Lubking limit d the powerful Lin fiel d bats to only six hlts in

a complete gam effo r t in a 3-1 PLU win. Lubking kept Linfield hitless through five innin gs and didn't give u p his first hit until two uts into the In the final frame he also pitched h imse l f out of a two­

out bases-loaded jam, enducing a flyou t to left field. When asked about Lubking's performance, PLU Head Coach Geoff Loomis si mpl y said, "Trevor pro ve(l today why he is o ne of the very be st pitchers in the conference." While Lubking dominated the Wildcat lineup, his teammates were g tting their bats to work by scoring a run in the second, third and fourth innings to ge l up to an early lead . The fiTSt run came on a soJo homenm over the right field fence by Wildlmg in

the second

inning. In the thi rd inning, McCord 's speed allowed infielder N icholas Hall, a junior, to score on the na rrow l y avoided double lay. The fi nal run fOT the Lutes came in the fourth when Beal,

after dra ing a walk, was driven in by Trushinsky single over t he head of the first

baseman. PLU couldn't s em to score after the fourth, but Lubking rose to the occasion.

Linfield threatened Lubking throughout

the matchup, but the lefty made the pi tches when he need d to, to escape trouble. The final Wildcat m ischief ca me in the nmth inning when th ey I a d ed the bases with two outs and the c 11f renee's RBI leader Jake Wylie (45 RBJ) up to the plate . Lubking made quick ork of h i m and sent him on his way wi th a toweri ng fly bal l to the open glove of PL U left fielder, Daniel Altchech . "I had decided

that it was Trevor's

game and he wou ld only come out if the SCOre was tied/' Loomis said of his decision to let Lubking finish the ga me. " The re are times when you can thr w the pitch c unt out the door and this was one of those p rforrnances." Lubking racked up a career-high 135 pit che s, in addition to Howing on ly six hits a nd s triking out run . He leads the nation in strikeou ts with 76

and won NWC Pitcher of the Week honors. Pat.ific Lu theran travel to Oregon to play George Fox in a three-game eries this weekend tarling tomorrow at noon. George Fox i tied with Linfie ld for first






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New club demands PLU divest stocks in coal, oil By RELAND TUOMI L

ews Writer

A cere Uy f nned campus rganizalion.. DIvestment Club, takes PaCIfic Lutheran Univensty's

commi trnlml to carbon neutrality Very eriou�l}­ The dub's goal is lor PLU to freeze "any IWW investments in fossi l-fu I companies, ilnd to divest within five years from d irect owner hip and from commingled funds that i nclude fossil-fuel pub l ic equities and corporate bonds," aCCl1rdmg t I


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and just campiUgns for the arUl," Zlmmerle, a dub member, aid .

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By ART THlEL Spvrt.'qJresli Inc. Northwest Co-lounder I once asked Frosty Westeri ng whether his way of coaching football could work at th e major c ! l Iege Jevel. " f c urse," he said, smiling. "It all

depend s on

what the goals are." He was ri ght, and he a l so knew better. Major college sports ar mostly about gladiatorial spectacle, vicarious tnumph for o thers and profit-making. It would be easy to mock all of those things, but that's the way American

rulhlre has accepted big-time college football for more than a century. It

wasn'l the only way. The goal for We teeing, who died last Friday in Tacoma 's St. Joseph's Hospital at 8S a fte r a long illness, was

t m ake foot:bal l a m ean to an e nd, and to d irec t his players a wen as others to cherish and improve lives, not scoreboards.

"Frosty Westering showed me how to play the game the right way, what athletics really was all about - that it was bigger than just stepping on the field, making tackles, interceptions,

winning garnes," former Pacific Lutheran University NAIA All­ American linebacker Steve Ridgeway

"In Frosty

the Lime gave me a

lhat I was at PLU, faith to bu ild my life

on_ HI! gave me a hope for lh fu ture, and a sense that love neve r fails." That doesn't mean Westering and

his teams were pu shovers, as attest d by his 3 5-96-7 record and four NAJA national championships. His t arns were unabashed about kno king down opponents. They were equally unembarrassed to help them up. Former Boise State (2001-2005) and Willamette University ( 1993-97) Coach Dan Hawkins was among those who


told Scene, a PLU publication.


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The idea for divestrnl'!nt carne from Bill M cT< i bbtm , a professor at Middlebury College in Verrn nL a nd creator of An enviro mental !>tudies scholar, McKibben wanted co Ueges acros the COU! try Lo join his campaign to slow down global warming by divesting from foss i l-fue l stocks. There an? 302 active campai gns and campuses tha t have divested, in clu d ing PLU " Exxon ttpends $ 1 00 mi n Ion a d ay I ( king for carbon dcpos i hi," Zim merle sa id, refernng to the facts page from 350. org. ''To stop global warming. we need to keep carbon in lh ground." The club's efforts and goal s are no seer 'f. "We could be qu iet and discreet about i l, Ethan Manthey, presid ent of Divestment C lu b, said . "Bu t. we are trying La mak il bIg hoopla out of it. The school should be prou d we divested, and outside force - shoul d know, too." For PLU, members said the Divestment Club wou l d l i ke more student support In signing a petition to present to th PLU administration, s tating campus should disclose wh ich companies It is iove ting students' mon y in. "The purpose f divestment is to reinvest inlo the tong term, " Junior Jenny Taylor said. "We want students to understand the i sue." Divestment goes bey ond just student understanding, however. "I nvesting in fossil fuels is contradictory to PLU s contri bu tion to the common good," senior k nny Stancil said. "If we wan t to be carbon neutral by 2020, we need to divest." The Divestment Club is reaching out to the PLU community through tabling in the Anderson Universi ty Center, publishing their petition in "Matrix" and through a Facebook page called PLU Divestment Campaign. The club is also hoping to have an event during Sustainability Week and Earth Week. "You will be hearing about us soon," Manthey said.

MediaLab documentary tackles anti -Muslim sentiment By TAYLOR LUNKA News Writer pag d


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In the decade since the events of Sept. I I , anti-Muslim prejudice and stereotypes still exist in American society. Many fear and misunderstand aspects of this major world religion, yet sixty­ two percent of Americans do not personally kn w a Muslim. MediaLab sets out to educate people and break the cycle in their latest film, "Beyond Bu rkas and Bombe rs: Dissecti ng Anti-Muslim Sentiment in Arne · ca." The fil premiered on campus April 11 and was live streamed online. MediaLab is an award­ winning, student-run, internship program based in the School

of Arts and Communication at Pacific Lutheran University. The purpose of the film is to tackle Islamophobia - the

fear, prejudice or discrimination directed toward Muslims. The film followed a couple, PLU student Carlos Sandoval and PLU alum Ba hair Alazadi. It introduced how they met, the issues they went through with their diff Tent lifes les and how they live their day-t -day lives.

FUming the documentary began in fall 2011 and wrapped up in June 20 12 when the editing process began. J uliAnne Rose, co-drrector of the documentary and political science major, chose this topic for the film. "Social activism has always been an interest of mine,

espeCially learning about the anti­ Muslim rhetoric in America," Rose said. She said she wanted to expose people to "a normal Islam couple here in America." One such scene in the documentary showed Sandoval

and Alazadi heati ng up Hot Pockets and eating them together in their living room.

Heather Perry, co-director with Rose on th film, became part of the team du ring fall 2012 during the editing stage. "She [Perry] was able to teach me about all the stuff in communication that I didn't know about," Rose said. Perry agreed she and Rose were a perfect fit.





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Organizations team up to shed light on peace and reconciliation By RELAND TUOMI News Writer The final event for Communication and Theatre (COTH) week took place in the Mary Baker Russell amphitheater the night of April 11, where about 30 students gathered to learn about conflicts in the world.

On the amphitheater stage, members of Campus Ministry had placed cutouts of all seven continents and marked d i.fferent ci ties and countrie

on them. These

markings signified places where a high amount of conflict takes place. Bef re the event began, organizers gave students electric candlesticks, intended for lighting, and electric tea candles. The tea candles had a slip of paper taped to them on which Campus Ministry had written the name of a peace-building organization. The event began with Minda Jerde,


senior and

co-sponsor of the event,

explaining the efforts of the Carter Center, a non-profit founded by former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. Jerde said the center works to provide an alternative for official mediation in countries in Africa and other parts of the world. After telling audience which countries the Carter Center helps move toward p e a ce , J e r d e asked the members of the audience who had the tea candles with "Carter Center" written them on to . place the candles somewhere on the paper globe. This act literally shed the

light on different global issues. The process repeated itself three more times, and the sponsors of the event discussed the Nansen Dialogue Network from Norway, Corrymeela in Northern Ireland and the

Fellowship of Reconciliation in

the U.s. "We wanted specific [peace building] organizations and [to] highlight what they were doing," Chelsea Paulsen, senior and vice preSident of Network for Peacebuilding and Conflict Management (NPCM), said. "We chose the Fellowship of Reconciliation because it is local."

An NPCM committee member, junior Rachel Espasandin, said "we also chose the Nansen group because they have a dialogue with PLU." When asked what NPCM wanted students to learn from the event, sophomore Anne­

Marie Falloria, an NPCM committee member, said there are positive organizations who work to manage conflict and solve problems instead of just focusing on the problems. Falloria also said the media often portrays only the negatives. "Conflict doesn't just occur in underdeveloped countries," Espasandin said. "Be aware of reconciliation and peace building around the world."


.Junior Rachel Espasandin delivers her speech about the differcnt organizations benefiting world peace. Espansandin is majoring in political science and minoring in conflict resolution and religion minor.

APRIL 19, 2013



NEW ' 3

'What to do at PLU

Green Dot Week feature events� panel discussion on Steubenville speeches from Green Dol intern



BECKMAN News Writer

is an act of a bystander that stops power-based personal violence. The program is celebrating its third year on campus after being lau nched in full 2010 with its first edu cating and ad vocacy week. Green Dot's development be an in March 2009 ler Dorothy Edwa.rds, creator of Green Dot, began her war at the University of Kentu cky. Th re are eight universities in Washington which use Green Dot, including the University f Washi ngton, Central Washington University and Whitmiln College. Jonathan rove, men's project coordinator .for Green DOl, has been with the program since its begilUling n the Pacific Lutheran University campus. He said the program is Significantly d ifferent from other vi lence prevention programs because "we're n t going to focus on perpetrators or victims. We're going to talk about everyone else's around those scenarios, those situations, who can do something, w ich is e eryone." Green Dot week commenced on Monday at chapel with A Green




Kel ey Greer, and the Rev. Dennis Sepper, co-chair ot the Green Dot Coaliti o . The purpose and need for the Green Dot program was the subject of lh cha pel . " What we were talking about is how important bystand r fit rventi n is and how much of a role it pl ays in redU Cing violence," Greer said. "So we Lalked about the statistics that one in four women who attend college can be victims (of sexual assault] ." From Wednesday through Thursday, Green Dot tabled in the Anderson University Center, offering Green Dot themed trivia and prizes. A panel bookended th weekend, featuring Grove, Assistant Professor of Sociology Kate Luther and Resident Director for Stuen and Ordal Mercy Daramola, who discussed the Steubenville, Ohio rape case. Steubenville gained international attention after two boys on their high school's football team raped a 1 6-year­ old girl. The incident garnered more attention when some speculated the police c vered up lhe inciden t. Much of the d jscussi n at the panel revolved a round how lhe media Was biased in their coverage of the story. Daramola

, We're not going to focus on perpetrators or victims. We're going to talk about everyone else that's ar und those scenarios." Jonathan Grove men's pr �ect coordin.a.Lor for Green Dot

Ongoing Resume drop-in . Meet with Career Connections staff or peer educators for a resume revi w. Weekdays, 3 - 5 p . m . Ramstad 1 12 .

Friday SurPLUs Swap Party. Bring in and trade your reusable items for free. 10 a.m. - 2

p.m. Facilities Department.


Green Dot Bystander Skills Training Pt. 1 . 3:3 0 - 6 p.m.


Men's project coordinator lor Green Dol JouJ Ilu\Il Grove respouds 10 tile questions raised about society and the inf'11T\ < >lt teu.bell\'ille ca�e at the discussion ofthe case last. Friday for .ree H Dot �Weck.


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said it's difficult for people to say there are certain crimes that deserve certain actions.

1£ a Iape happens to a good person, Daramola said "how can you reconcile that in your mind? S you have to find a way to say , ay she was a bad person' or 'the victim was a bad person' therefore this happened." Green Dot l1as many forms through which students can empower themselves to take a stand and engage as a bystander. The program is hosting part one of its bystander skills class today at 3:30 p.m. and part two tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Hauge Administration Building. More information can be found in the Women's Center.

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Fordal Field Games. Ordal and Foss's annual all-campus RHC event, featuring hamster balls, a slip 'n slide and more.

1 - 5 p.m. Between Foss and Pflueger.


Sunday Britten Festival. 8 9:30 p.m. Lagerquist Concert Hall. -

The only passport you need: prospective students get a taste of t e Lute life over event-filled weekend Dy VALERY JORGF.NSEN News Writer Pro pec ' e students arrived on campus last Friday for a busy Pa<;>p rt Weekend. Passport Weekend is an overni ht event

that brings l 1igh scho I tudenffi Lo campus and gives them a gli mpse of what life at Pacific Luther.1l1 University is like. "If they've already ch sen PLU r are still, we want them to have a fun ex perience and find their home here, just like a l l other Lutes," sophomore Amanda Brasgalla, Red Carpet Club host, said. The R.ed Carpet Club gives prospective students tours, answers questions and works to make PLU a welcoming environment. Brasga lla said Passport Weekend is an Important event because it can sway a high school senior's decision-making on where

BEYOND BURKAS FROM PAGE 1 "JuliAnne [Rose] and I balanced each other ou t. I still don't get some of the deep political issues," Perry said. Both directors agreed their favorite part of the process was meeting Sandoval and Alazadi. "They are an incredible couple and really fun to be around," Rose said. Students

livetweeted the event under #beyondbombers and the premiere was live-streamed in Hauge Adminjstration Building on a smaller screen and online. At the end of the film, a panel discussed questions asked by the physically and



to attend college. "Some students are still figuring out where they're going in the fall,

and a [un weekend at PLU makes them realize that here is where they're supposed

to be," Brasgalla

said. Students arrived at campus last Friday evening. On campus for 24 hours, theiI time wa s pla nned out with various activities. From meals t

assemblies to activities, free

time wa s limi ted. Along with events and activities for pr spective students, FLU implemented some rules as well. The welcome meeting and an email sent to the hosts stated hosts were not allowed to take prospective s tudents off campus and had to be back in their rooms by 11 :30 p.m., sophomore Kjersten Braaten, a prospective student host, said. From 8-11 :30 p.m., hosts had a Iange


Ami Shah, visiting assistant professor in political science, and Turan Kayaoglu, associate professor of international the relations from University of Washington Tacoma campus, joined directors Rose, Perry and film stars Sandoval and Alazadi on the panel: PLU students deemed the film as a success. First­ year Peyton Schmidt said she didn't know what the term Islamophobia was prior to the documentary. "l'hts film was a grea t introduction to the topic and did a good job telling the story from opposing views," Schmidt said. She also said she would recommend this documentary for someone to because watch it nation's "questions the

attitude against Muslims and that suggests Americans take the radical actions of one group and associate it to an of Islam." Rachel Junior said Espasandin she approved of the because documentary it "showed the human side of Islam." She said she enjoyed following a couple who is living out Islam and to see Sandoval's life as a Muslim, since he is a convert to Islam. "(Sandoval] was a really powerful addition," Espasandin said. Espasandin paIticipated in the live-tweeting during the documentary and followed others who were doing the same. The documentary can be purchased for $15 by emailing ml®

of event choices to take their prospective student to. PLU a cappella groups PLUtonic and HERmonic performed for the possible



Braaten said. "Fol lowing the concert, a scavenger hunt began around the PLU campu . Red Carpet Club employees helped create a list "They rocked the house,"

of different items to find and take pictures of around campus. Sophomore Tiana Wamba, a Red Carpet Club host, said "this evei'l l allow d students to explore campus in a fun and competitive

way." Wamba finished third with her prospective students in the competition. The Clay Crows also performed that night for future students, providing some " C l ay humor to end the evening. Crows shows the diversity of activities students can be involved in outside of

academics, and it was fun to take my prospective students to the show," Braaten said. After a fun filled evening, Brasgalla

and her prospective students "did the w nderful, fattening experience of sharing Old Main MaI et ice cream whil talking." On Saturd y, hosts took their stud ts

to breakfast and then dropped them off at Olson Auditorium for another day filled with acti vities. Saturday included more academic­ based events, such as exploring students' possible interests in academic track meetings, luncheons with faculty, alumni and students, the involvement fair, financial planning and campus tours. The prospective students could also tum in housing and tuition forms to save their spot as



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Adjunct faculty declare intention to unionize By VALERY JORGENSEN News Writer

A movement is sweeping across the Pacific Lutheran University campus among contingent professors trying to unionize. In last week's issue of The Mooring Mast, contingent faculty members paid for ad space to publish a letter declaring their intentions to form a union. Non­ contingent faculty paid for a similar ad expressing support for their colleagues. A co ntingent faculty member is "a part- or full-time non­ tenure-track faculty," according to the AAUP-PLU Contingent Faculty Survey Report . Full­ time 'abbatical replacanents, long-term, full-time visitors and instructors, lecturers, m-entors and other faculty are all recognized as "co.ntingent" faculty, according to the report. A survey was conducted in spring of 201 1, vi a SurveyMonkey, an online survey site. According to. the repo.rt. this survey was created because the school "knew very little about our own contingent colleagues." Seventy surveys were received and 62 wen' fully completed. Thl' survey yielded interesting results, incl udin g that 74 percent of respondents did not consider their salary to be a living wage.

Based on the results of the survey, i t is apparent some contingent aculty were unhappy with some aspects of their jobs. Faculty also answered more extended questions in the survey. Faculty members said the greatest benefits of their job were "doing what I love" and " [having] time to work closely with students." When asked what challenges they face, responses included "not getting paid enough," having "to work three jobs [two off campus] to pay my bills," and " this is the death to myself and my family, to constantl y be in a state of uncertainty about where my em p loyme n t \,;ill be." Some non-con tingen t facul ty support their peers in the push for unionization. Troy Sto fjell, a tenured ass()ciate professor, said he "stron gly supports their right to de it [unionize], " saying that it " houldn't be a surprise [(acuity who. haveJ tenure support it." Storfjell said co ntinge nt facul t y unionizing will affect students. Students may n ot know the difference or be aware of the tiUe their professor holds, but the outcome can sti l l have an effect on th m. Professors can spend " more time on students cll\d less time applying for other lobs," Storfjeli said. It will "strengthen the leaming experienc.e." The next step to unionize contingent faculty is a vote

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Boston official: Video footage shows bomb suspect BOSTON (AP) - In what could be major break In the Boston Marathon case, investi gators are on the hunt for a man seen in a department store surveillance video dropping off a bag at the site of the bombings, a local p ]jtician said Wednesday. Separately, a law enforcement official continued that authorities have found an image of a potential suspect but don't know his name. The development - less than 48 hours after the attack, which left three people dead and more than 170 wounded - marked a possible turning point in a case that has investigators analyzing photos and videos frame by frame for d ues to who carried out the twin bombings and why. City Council President Stephen Murphy, who said he was bnefed by Boston police, said investigators saw the image on surveillance footage they got from a department store near the finish line and matche.d the findings with WItness descriptions of so me ne l eaving the scene . "I know it's very active and very fluid right now - that they are on the chase," Murphy said. He added: "They may be On the verge of arresting �omeone, and that's good." The bombs were crudely fashioned from ordinary kitche n pre sure cookers packed with explosives, nails and ball investigators and bearings, o thers close to the case said. lnvestigators suspect the devices were then hidden in black duffel bags and left on the grou nd As a result, hey were looking for images of someone lugging a dark, heavy ba g One de partment store video "has confirmed that a suspect is seen dr pping a bag near the point of the second explosion and heading off," Murphy said. A law enforcement official who was not authorized to discuss the case publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity confirmed only that investigators

had an Im age of a potential suspect whose name was not known to them and who had not been questioned. Several media outlets reported that a suspect had been identified from surveillance video taken at a Lord & Taylor department store between · the sites of the bom b blasts. The tum of events came with Boston in a state of high excitement over conflicting reports of a breakthrough. A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told the AP around midday that a suspect was in custody. The official, who was not au thorized to di:vulge details of the investigation and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the su spe t w as expected in federal court. But U1e FBI and Ule U.S. atto mey's office in Boston L aid no arrests had been made. By night.faU , there was no e\'i.dence anyone was in custody. No one was taken to cou r t. The law enforcement official, who had affinned there was a suspect in custody even after federal

denied it, was unable to obtain any further information or explanation. At least 14 bombing victims, including children, three remained in critical condition. Dozens of victims have been re eased from hospitals, and officials at three hospitals that treated some of the most seriously injured said they expected all their remaining patients to survive. A 2-year­ old boy with a head injury was improving and might go home Thursday, Boston Children's Hospital said. Boston remained under a heavy security presence, and some people admitted they were nervo u ab ut moving about in public spaces. Kenya Nadry, a website designer, took her 5-year-old nephew to a pl ayground . "There's still some sense of fear, but 1 feel like Boston's resilient," she said. "The fine men in blue will t ake care of a lot of il"



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Emergency persOlmel carry a wounded person away from lhe scene of an explosion at the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston on MondaW. 1\vo explOSions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sendhlg authorities out on the course to carry off· the injure d .

THE " HI ' S " AND tows OF HOUSEKEEPING By CAITLIN BEESLEY Guest Writer Life on the Pacific Lutheran University campus would stop dead in its tracks if not for the men and women who lug garbage, unclog toilets and pick up after their charges every day. And they do it with a smile. "I enjoy it. I enjoy the students. That's part of it too," housekeeper Mavis Clemens said. For nearly 30 years, Clemens has picked up after generations of Lutes. To many hall residents, she is like a second mom - their mom away from mom. Clemens is often treated like family. While working in Tingelstad, she was once invited to Christine Alberto, the previous resident director's wedding, followed by a resident's own wedding. "They each made a point of asking me for my address so they could send me a card. And I really appreciated that. It was really nice," she said. Showing appreciation for the dedicated cleaning staff doesn't always have to consist of wedding invitations, though. "One year, all of the custodial women were nominated for inspirational woman," Leona Green, manager for housekeeping, said, and "they get gifts and cards

at Christmas time." Green, who has been manager since 2007, said it's just another way of showing the housekeepers their work is appreciated. Regarding cards, Clemens said 'Tve had a lot of that. I enjoy those." It's not all nominations and cards, however. "I've seen pranks," Green said. "Not so much done to the custodial staff, but things we have had to take care of." When she previously worked in Foss, before she became manager, she once walked into the second floor hallway to find ' it covered in shaving cream. Another time, she walked in to find no shower curtains in the building. "In Harstad, they've got plungers in the bathrooms, because there is such a problem . . . even more so · in Harstad;" Clemens said, saying this is caused both by older plumbing and by some flushing sanitary products down the toilet.

"I don't think they understand that tampons cannot be flushed down the toilet. They get clogged," she said, seeming embarrassed to be talking about such a private matter. "That's probably why we have more problems in Harstad, or at least it seems like we do." Clemens said students in the larger dorms, such as Tingelstad and Pflueger, often overstuff the bathroom and kitchen garbage with personal room trash. "That means we have to make more trips . . . because it's heavier," she said. "I heard that one of the housekeepers hurt their back because they weren't expecting [that]," Ashley Gill, a first year living in Pflueger, said, speaking of the garbage's weight. There used to be a solution for this, Clemens said. Christine Alberto, the previous RD of Tingelstad, said she had her RAs go through the garbage and if they found a room number on it, the residents would get their name put up on the package

board, and their package was their garbage. Smiling, she said, "it didn't happen too often after that." A notice has been placed in Tingelstad kitchens informing students to empty all liquids from containers, like coffee from cups, into the sink. The sign then reads, "your custodial staff appreciates your consideration." This is an attempt to lessen the weight of the garbage bags. Another subject of concern for Clemens and other housekeepers is the amount of students who ignore posted cleaning times in resident bathrooms. "We've got 30 minutes, and that's not 30 minutes for the bathroom, that's 30 minutes for the wing. That's just to keep our schedule," Clemens said. Cleaning staff cannot go into a bathroom if a student is already inside. When students know and adhere to the posted times for cleaning, it helps the housekeeper to get in and out as quickly as possible.

"I don't think PLU could manage without housekeeping." Ashley Gill first year

"If they can hear me through the door, I ask them how long, and if they say 5-10 minutes, I say, 'how about cutting it down to two,'" Clemens said. Describing what it takes to keep the halls clean, she said, "it's a team effort," and, "this is their [the residents' ] home. They're living here. When you're at home, you pick up after yourself." Gill had a different take on the teamwork between residents and housekeeping. "I don't think PLU could manage without housekeeping. Everyone is so busy," Gill said. "Not many [residents] realize how much they [housekeeping] actually do." Being at PLU is the only time some are away from their families who may take care of cleaning, Gill said, but "now housekeeping are the ones who take care of us." Clemens and many other housekeeping staff have taken over for residents' parents with regards to cleaning up after messes and trash. But they may . have also gotten an emotional hold on some. "After [a while] your faces nm together," Clemens said, even as she greets a student by name a moment later. "[You] don't have to tell me your life story, but just say, 'hi, how are you,' and a smile. Smiling hits everybody."


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A&E 5

'A Very Potter Senior Year '

After many years and much fame, musical nerd parody still makes audiences laugh By KELSEY MEJLAENDER

in the actu 1 "Harry Potter" films joined the cast Actor Darren Cdss, now one of the stars o f "Glee," performs the role of Harry Potter in all three musicals. Creating the grand finale of the eries proved challenging give n Criss' busy "Glee" schedule as well as other cast members' commitments.. lndeed, the cast was only able to perfom\ a Dne-night reading of the production, meaning they still had the scripts with them on stage. This, ho wever, did not take away from the run. The first musical began in Harry's second year of Ho gwar , and merged p lO L pOints and characters from many of the books to crea te a story in which Harry Pott r defeats Lord Voldemort. The sequel begins with Voldemort's followers, th Death Eaters, pointing out the obvious - Voldemort is dead and ther is literally no way to continue the st ry. Fortunately for both Death Eaters and fans, the villains have gained possession of a Time Turner, and are able to travel back in time. Thus, the sequel follows the events of Harry's first year - a mish-mash of the books once again - and the Death Eaters' attempts to murder him. Spoiler alert: they don't succeed. The third installment kips ahead to HaITY's seventh year and borrows many plot points from "Harry Potier and the O1amber -

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Amid band s and puppet shows, one fan-made tribute to the great "Harry Potter" series stands oul as truly exceptiona l the Star1Gd production of the co medi c trilogy "A Very Potter Musical" ("AVPM"). [t began in Ju l y 2009 with "AVPM" premiering on YouTube continued in May 2010 with the aptly named "A Very Patter Sequel" Wrapping up Ule tory was "A Very Potter Senior Year" ("AVPSY"), uploaded anlme in March bUl originally performed in August 2012. All of the musicals are Clvailable to view on YouTube. The University of Michi gan put on the first Harry Potter parody, and participants formed StarKid Productions. The group expanded after "AVPM" went viral and now brings together 'riters, actors, directors and more to produce quality theatre ior th mod m age. The hilarious musicals are no chea p backyar productions. The costumes and props are fantastic, the songs are witty, creative and well p donned and the sound and camera angles indicate quality. Not to menti on, for this final musical, actress Evanna Lynch - who portrays Luna Lovegood


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D· osaurs aren't scarier in the third dimension 10 years later, new effects don 't change a classic By RACHEL DIEBEL A�E Everyone know ' 3D is su pposed to be lhe way ali movies wiII be made in the hiture. Audi�nces are repeated ly told this, despite the fact that very few movies use 3D ' a way that is eye - popping. More often, it makes you want Lu gouge your eyes oul.

Even more dramatic movies,

like the u pcoming "The Great Gatsby" remake, are turn ing to 3D to see m fresh and hip to the movie-going audIence.

A dd itionally a recent trend has been Lo rerelease old movies

m 3D From Disney classics like liThe Lion King" and "Beau and the Beast" to the epic fl i ck "Titanic," studios are grabbing

this chance to make extra cash and ruruting with it. Typically this is nothing more than another symptom of Hollywood's recent lack of original material, but sometimes movies are meant to be seen on the big screen. First released in 1993, "Jurassic Park" was an instant hit. Based

The 3D itself, though, is lackluster at best, not adding any extra enjoyment to the fihn.

on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton, "Jurassic

Small donations make a difference for animals By SUSAN PENWELL Guest Writer

Park" follows the story of a young archeologi t duo - plaYf!d by Sam Neill and Lau ra Dem -

On any given day

at the

Humane SOciety, lhere are more than 1 0 pet · waiting to be

lured to a park filled with cloned dinosaurs. Natur Uy, e many failsafes put m place to contain the

adopted . The non-profit organization

dinosaurs cra h when the power

goes out. "Jurnssic Park" i a won de rful l y witty action-adventure when waL ch�d at home, on a small

screen. Blown up to movie theater SIZe It gets even better The special effects hold up surpnsmgly dinosaurs lha

Humane Society offers time with puppies to student volunteers

well. Massive were mghten mg

in 1993 still make the aud ience nervou , helped by the surround ·ound. Viewers experience a -Rex smashing a je p to pieces on the big screen, enveloped by the loudesl crashing and roaring imaginable. Director Stephen Spielberg's action-packed sequences play out

caused at least a few audience members to jump in their seats. The most astounding thing about re-watching "Jurassic Park," however, is realizing how original it is. Yes, it's based on a book, but nothing else remotely like it had come out at the time. In today's world of recycled action movie plots and stale

best at the theater. It's impossible to get the full effect of a dangerous 40-foot hi �h dinosaur by watching on a two toot TV screen. The 3D itself, though, is lackluster at best, not adding any extra enjoyment to the film. Thankfully, it doesn't actively distract from the movie. The only 3D-moment worth noting comes toward the end,

conversations, the freshness of the dialogue came as a friendly reminder of what action movies can be. "Jurassic Park" doesn't rely on flashy special effects or extended fight scenes to keep its audience interested. Instead, it has the perfect balance of action, effects and dialogue that allow it to keep its heart while still appealing to the masses.

when the archaeologists and the children they are protecting are trying to escape a room full of velociraptors by crawling through the ceiling. One of the rap tors leaps up through the ceiling tiles, which

helps 6,000 homele s pets find h mes each year, and Pa cific Lutheran University students can b th benefi t from and volunteer for the orgamzation. Marguerite Richmond, in charge of embership and marketing for lh > Humane Society in Tacoma, also takes on t e Job of pubhc relations and meeting the n n-profit's missions within the community. Riclunond said since pets are a great stress reliever, the Humane Society helps with therapy pets for wounded soldiers an anyone who may need a friend. In fact, she said it would be fun to bring pets to PLU during finals to calm students' nerves. "So invite us out, and we11 come with some puppies," Richmond said. Some of the pets at the Humane Society were rescued owners practicing from animal cruelty. These pets are sometimes rescued in big nwnbers. Recently, the Humane Society was able to place 50 dogs in homes - all of the dogs were rescued from one person's trailer. of rescues Other types include saving pit bulls from being used as fighting dogs. When a pet comes to the

Humane Society, it is held for three t five days before i t is put up for adoption in hopes that the pet's o wner 'ill come in and

take It home. The shelter is "op n admission," which mea ns the pets that come in homeless will get the sh elter t hey need and

. nol be turned away regardless of ci rcumstances. Tn preparation for adophon, em loyees spay or neu t r the pc depend ing on the sex, give shots t and bathe the animals, provide any needed medical and also give the imals temperament testmg to ensure they have no aggre IVe behaviors thaL could porenti Ily hur t a pll'rson. Volun e are an integral attention

part of keeping the Humane Society running success full . They give free spay and neuter vouchers, help with fence building at pet owners homes to ensure the animals don't get chained up outside, give out free chew toys and leashes and operate vaccine clinics. Foster parents also who take care of entire litters of puppies and kittens until they are old enough to be adopted. The Humane Society does rely on donations, but "when the twom - and five - dollar donations are coming from children and people who can't afford more, that's enough to buy a bed to make the animal comfortable in its cage, or a vaccine to save an animal's life " ' Richmond said. Essentially,



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Concert puts stud e nt ' on top of th e world'

First - time concertgoer offers advice for attending music events By CAMILLE ADAMS A�E Writer Sore feet, sweaty clothes, lack of personal space and ringing eardrums do not typically add up to a pleasant evening,. but they do spell out the unique and memorable a tmosphere of a concert. On March 15, I took the train down to Portland to get in line for Imagine Dragons' "Night Visions Tour." The band rode its ever-growing

populari ty

from California up to Portland and the Ro ·eland Theater for an 8 p.m. concert.

Visions" and was hooked almost immediately. When the day of the concert finally arrived, I was ready. At 6 p.m., the line to get into

While the bands' tour, which began this February and will conclude in August, will travel across Europe, Canada and the U.s., the Portland concert was the Pacific Northwest's shot at a show from this indie rock band. Back in December, my friends and I had crowded around our laptops to buy tickets for the concert the second they went online. At the




the Roseland Theater wrapped around the block. My friends and I were camped around the comer from the entrance with snacks and cameras in hand. When the doors began to open, we found ourselves being pushed and prodded inside by the momentum of the crowd, a


bands' big hits, "It's Time" and

feeling we would not lose for the

"Radioactive" from the sheer exposure of living in a dorm with

rest of the night. A beleaguered-looking guard searched our bags and confiscated my water bottle. Rookie mistake. I would later find out that water is a highly desired scarci ty after

thin walls, but I was not by any means a fan. date As the concert approached, became I a n x i o u s a b o u t a ttend ing very my first concert w i t h o u t knowing any


of the songs. After all, if .I couldn't sing along,. it

didn't seem there like would be much ! could do.


"In the final moments ofthe two - hour spectacle, I was struck by the unity of the crowd."

So I hunted the down songs from I m a g i n e Dragon's a I b u m " N i g h t

standing and dancing for hours in a small space with hundreds of other excited teenagers. Once we entered the standing room area of the theater, the waiting game 30 minutes, we chatted


began. waited kids

For and


from middle school to college students continued to file in, and parents and other non-minors commandeered the balcony seats. Eventually, the opening bands took the stage, and thus commenced another hour and a half of waiting. I spotted a few die-hard fans singing along to the eccentric, screaming sound of the female singer in the first band, but besides these contented few, the majority of the crowd appeared restless. Finally, the moment we had

all been waiting for arrived. The lights dimmed, the fog began to billow in and the band members took their places. The long intro



guessing at the identi ty of the opening song,. but when the lead singer emerged from the smoke and u ttered the first words of "Round and Round," the crowd's collective enthusiasm was electric. The theatrical set-up of the entire performance awed me: the stage was littered with willowy trees and sheer gauze, highlighted at different times by shadows and different colored lights. A kettledrum sat in the middle of the stage, and the lead singer periodically played this monstrosity during fantastic instrumental interludes. Although I was


unimpressed by the typical attitude of the spot-stealers, pushers and grinders in the crowd, I was taken aback by the humility of the band.

The lead singer reached out to the crowd with words and motions, as if it to share the experience with the fans rather than to show off the band's prowess and fame. In particular, "On Top of the World," is a song that speaks to being thankful for and enjoying the rewards at the end of a long road of hard work. The entire band embodied this concept and seemed to want to share their hope and gratitude with the crowd. In the final moments of the two-hour spectacle, I was struck by the unity of the crowd. Amid the shoving and sweating, the fans jum ped and shouted together the "It's Time" chorus: "I'm never changing who I am. " I left the Imagine Dragons concert appreciating the power of the experience of shared music. I carmot imagine a better first concert.


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Acting is about uniting the mind and body Professor uses different approach to teaching theatre in first year at PLU yoga in order to unite the mind and body and abandon the ego. "I think she is really able to


make sure that the students are engaged, not just mentally in the material," Amanda Sweger said, a fellow assistant professor of theater. "She is also actually able to physically engage the students, creating story through movement." Sweger and Wallace worked together in two PLU productions,

To Lori Lee Wallace, acting is

a lot more than just reading lines and navigating the stag . Instead, it's an ar of uniting the mind and body, ab doning the ego and becoming fully immersed in the

ch racter. This year was Wallace's first year teaching at Pacific Lutheran

University as assistant professor of theatre. She has an immense

"How I Learned to Drive" and "Our Town."

amount of experience with the art of perfonnance. WaIJace said she grew up on the stage, participating in


"We all struggle with ego," Wallace said. "It was when I worked with Zarrilli where I first started to learn to abandon it, and it's something that I've carried with me."

has never faltered. She said she has participated in more plays than she can count and that Shakespeare wrote most of her favori te productions.

said, she







their ego, which she first began to learn when studying at Exeter.

she said she loves time outdoors, passion for theatre

After attending the University of Arizona, she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Exeter in the U.K., and her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. Wallace said she met one of her most influential professors, Phillip Zarrilli, while studying in the U.K. In Zarilli's classroom, Wallace learned the importance of the physical aspect of acting. was a grueling three­ The


teaching her students to abandon

her first play, Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" when she was only 5 years old. While spending Wallace's


particularly important to her is





struggle with this difficult concept Wallace is known for her kindness


Lori Lee Wallace, assi�tant professor of theatre, has had a full first year teaching at Pacific Lutheran University. The productions she directed and worked on this year include "How I Learned to Drive" and "Our Town." While teaching more traditional acting lessons, she also teaches her students physical arts , like yoga, to help unite the mind and the body. physical work, but "I don't think I've ever been more in tune with

myself as an actor as when I worked with l,im," Wallace said. Also while studying in the U.K, Wallac had the opportunity to step out of her usual roles and

try new characters.

During the end of her studies

at Exeter, Wallace auditioned for Shakespeare's "King Lear." She expected to play her traditional role of Cordelia, but instead won the role of Edgar. "Edgar's been framed by his brother Edmund, and he's on the run now from people trying to kill him," Wallace said. "It was the

coolest role I've ever played."

Now, WaIJace teaches what she has learned from both her own experiences and her studies with Zarrilli to her students at PLU. Alongside more traditional acting lessons, her students learn various physical arts similar to

and willingness to help. "She is really open to having you come to her office hours and

giving you plays and monologues to try out that you're not necessarily familiar with," senior Myia Johnson said. "So that's really cool." The feeling is certainly mutuaL "The students here are amazing, they're talented, they're intelligent, they ask big questions and they inspire me every single day as actors and as students," Wallace said.

' The Host' doesn't offer anything new New film adequate substitute for book with weak plotline By KELSEY MEJLAENDER Copy Editor After


tween-p wered

success of the first three "Twilight" novels, Stephenie Meyer decided to write a new epic romance about the love between human and an - alien? At first, the choice seems li ttle unexpected. But Meyer, who turned bloodthirsty monsters into sexy, sparkly vegetarians, oul hardly be expecred to create the typical ugly alien - no offense E.T. Instead, she brought readers the Souls, aliens who inhabit the bodies of other species, completely taking over that 'host's' body. The twist in the story is that human Melanie Stryder, who is invaded by an alien named Wanderer, isn't willing to go

down without a fight. She plagues Wanderer with thoughts and memories of her brother Jamie and - you guessed it - the great

love f her life, Jared. Wanderer eventually comes t love Jared and Jamie through

Melanie's memories, and betrays her species to try to find the human resistance community the two are living with. "The Host" premiered in theaters at th.e end of March and

unlike the "'l\viJ.ight" movies, barely m de a blip on the ox office radar. Perhaps fans of the fangless vampires couldn't make the transition from fantasy to science fiction. Or maybe they just couldn't get through the prologue. The book is a ponderous tome that makes some versions of the Bible look petite. Despite the many slow moments in the

Perhaps fans of the fangless vampires couldn't make the transition from fantasy to science fiction. Or maybe they just couldn't get through the prologue.


it can be fascinating to

read Wanderer and Melanie's interactions from within the same body. Through Wanderers thoughts

and Melanie's memories, both become fully realized, j f not always satisfactory, characte .

Wanderer is t he protagonist with her point of view dominant, but Melanie' 5 as a leading


character ,ann t be denied either.

On th down ide, the romance, which is a pretty big plot point, has a weak origin story. The love story of Melanie and Jared is scarcely even skimmed over, jumping from their first meeting to their declarations of love. The audience is only told, not shown, about their heartfelt conversations and bonding. What we are shown is entirely physical. There's no shortage of rushing pulses, heated skin, and breathy passion. The most irritating aspect of the book is how much Wanderer is like Bella 2.0. She even describes herself as "pathetically defenseless," always cowering in a comer, frightened of the big, bad humans. What makes this even more disheartening is that the start of the book tries to describe both Melanie and Wanderer as exceptionally strong. Wanderer is obsessed with this sense of her strength, and is detennined to not show weakness.

It's a shame that her strength becomes obsolete, and her personality is almost entirely drained away. from The movie suff

many similar flaw . The plot has its fast-paced moments, but it aL'iO prOvides scene after scene where the story drags. love development Th happens so quickly that when my friend came back to the movie after a fi ve-minute bathroom break, she asked, "they're in love already?" The movie does have its perks, however. The special

effects are elegantly beautiful and lead actress Saoirse Ronan,

one of the youngest people to earn an Oscar nomination for her role in "Atonement," masterfully portrayed the conflicting dual roles of Wanderer and Melanie. It's true Wanderer is not the most gung-ho of characters - when escaping her fellow aliens to join the humans, she's still

in heels



to wear them while she treks through a desert for days. Still, it's nice not to have to read about how often she shrinks against the wall, or feels frightened, or is pretty much described as a useless coward page after page. So skim through the book, and don't be afraid to skip ahead. The movie is a competent, and tin1elier substitute.




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ture are prolific. One t the mo t shock ing and transpa cnt ex amples o f the mamfestatlOn lit rape culture \S t (' Steu nvillE' rapt' rase. In thi� ca!':(!, tw o teenage b y horrifi ally violated a 16-y llt-old irl at a party. rt g the ne s coverage of th' Gl5e, t e perpetrators were held up as victims of the law rather than offenders of a crim . Th victim, . aside from b g blamed for causing the situation by being drunk, was portrayed as an unfortunate impediment in the two boys' lives and futures, After the rape occurred and the media began covering the case, Twitter erupted in a fucstorm of malicious comments and death threats directed at the victim. Peers condemne d her for causmg the situation, tearing the community apart and ruining the positive reputation of the two boys the community idolized as football stars. Reporters noted how difficult the boys' future will orne now that they hav a ch ge of sexual assault on their records. People looked at the victim with disapproving eyes and scolded her for being drunk at a party. is �xist, misogynistic respo to sexual assault by t m dia and t e public exemplIfies rape culture in the V . . Unfor tuIldt ly, thi c. i not exceptional . in ' at sentiments of reprtm an ing the victim and pard oning the 'rpe at r ar ech d m Iher cases of sexual sau lt. An ternative oice to cultural om mentary is seeming y nonexist t However, a £ w voices exist. On campus, t e Women' Center offers many great resources and educationa l programs that renounc victim-blaming dnd prom k progressiv pre en tIVe measures.

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Th programs, including gainst Violenre, en Voices Against Violence, SAPET (Sex al .sau lt Peer Education Team) and by tander tra' i S fum h uc.1le t e P rific Lu h r.ln ot, mv CSlty commu ni ty abou t and offer solutions to sexual assault. They are promising programs that identify and reject rape culture. o begm to ddress the problem f rape, we must stop blaming start focu. ing on the victims an actions of perpetrators, the non­ actions of bystan ers and the broader socia-cultural mnants of rape culture. We must stop viewin, sexual assa ult as a "women's issue," Everyone has a role in stopping rape by preventing potentially angerous situations from prog ssing. refusing to accept victim-blaming as a solution to sex ual assault and rejecting misogynistic portrayals ult in the of women and sexual a media, Ruthie Kovawm hails from the

When we were little, we were all scared of the monsters under the bed. Now, we do everything we can to reach out to the our of monsters childhood. Modem day culture astounds me in various ways. I have found myself enjoying watching a show revolving around the undead, a trend I have noticed a lot. My guilty pleasure is "Being Human," a British TV show with British humor in all its glory about a ghost, a vampire and a werewolf who get an apartment together, There is so much to love about this kind of show - drama, interpersonal relations, culture. We can study their culture through a lens of our own, These shows are great. I think the obsession has gone a bit far, though, to the point where we now have little girls playing with dolls representing the undead. Walk into any Target and you

disturbing fantasi _ I wonder why it is that we are entranced by watching a vampire tear out someone's neck. ] believe we enjoy watching the undead because it presents a more raw representation of humanity'. We are able to examine our humanity through watching others struggle with their lack of humanity. However, ] think there is a point where we find the undead more human than we are. They certainly struggle with the "Big Enough Questions," and through them we are able to ponder what it means for us to be who we are. We question who we are, and who we have been made into. These questions plague our minds, and by watching the undead suffer through pain, it almost gives voice to our pain. It's like if we can see them struggle, our struggle becomes more manageable, In the end I think that's what draws us to this trend . . . we want to feel alive and it seems like the dead feel more alive than we do. Television shows like "Being

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Microsoft may make a come ack or crash By WINSTON ALDER Business and Ads Manager Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is a company in transition, an industry g ia n t slowly growing old and fading int irrelevance. Once a young star with a streak of .innovation and effective management, th Microsoft of foday is rarely mentioned in the same l*'nrence as any of these qualities. Bearish ana lys may bE! correct in the Ir prediction lhal Redmond is fading into the sunset, but it may just b a slumbering g ian is waking from i ts nap. Financially, Microsoft is in a strong position. If CEO Steve Ballmer has done anything 'ght, it has been to strengthen the bottom line of Ns company. Similar to Apple (NASDAQ: APPL), Microsoft has mas. j e cash reserves totaling 68. 12 billion and a proportionately small amoun t of debt at $11 .947 billion. However, cash holdings aren't what matters here - consumer perception and rod ct s ength are. This is a cultural change that is damaging Microsoft, as innovation ha taken a backseat and profits are the measuring stick of how well the company is doing. This change is reflected in the catch up Balhner and Co. are constantly playing with the rest of the industry and their complete

Once a young star with a streak of innovation and effective management, the Micro oft of today i rarely mentioned in the same sentence as any of these qualitie . lack of ground-breaking products. Speaking of products, it has been a long time since a Microsoft product was the hottest sellin gadget f the holiday season. By my counl, the last time was the Xbox 360, nearly a decade ago and certainly not the Surface, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 or Ule Z ne. The 'mularity of these products is glaring. Each has been M i crosoft' s response to the Wad, th iPhone and the iPod. Microsoft is the teenager, always one step behind the cooler and older college-age cousin Apple, no matter how hard Microsoft tries. This slow bureaucracy drives talent away while simultaneously hemorrhaging market share and brand image. In my personal experience, it takes two hands to count the Project Leads that have jumped ship to industry leaders or start-ups. A technology company with problems reacting to new tech quickly ends up another Kodak or Atari. While Microsoft is a far cry from a bankrupt camera manufacturer, the similarities are mounting. So this humble analyst has some suggestions to corporate leadership busy reading The Mooring Mast's opinion section. Start with bringing back the traditional Windows layout - Windows 8 is great on a

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tablet but horrendous on a Pc. Some of ltS still use a mouse and dislike finger smudges on our screens. Next, chop the Surface back to Lraditional tablet dimension , and relaunch it cheaper and with a less confu mg name. Finally, foster a culture of innovation and creahvlty with your Project Leads. Allow L.'em to spearhead good ideas quickly and efficienUy, without 25 levels of approval to even begin working on product design. Xbox Music is a bright spot within the Microsoft conglomerate but most people ask, "what is Xbox Mu ic and can I only use it on an Xbox?" Everyone knows what Spotify is, yet Xbox Music is an unknown service that predates Spotify by two years. Locking Xbox Music to Windows Phone 7 and 8 is a perfect example of the corporate blunders that plague Microsoft: nobody buys a Windows Phone for the music, but millions of people would use it on iPhones and Androids. How no one is pointing this out at board meetings is beyond me. Shape it up Microsoft. There is no excuse for a company with $56.365 billion in cash to continue to hemorrhage market share and cultural identity.

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Baseball brawl reveals a disturbing trend in professional sporting world By BRIAN BRUNS Columnist When San Diego Padres slugger Carlos · Quentin started a bench-clearing brawl after charging the pitcher's mound on the Los Angeles Dodgers' Zack Greinke, it resulted in a broken collarbone for Greinke and an eight-game suspension plus a $3,000 fine for Quentin. I hate fighting in sports. It's a disgusting, stupid waste of time. In this instance, the Dodgers have lost a starting pitcher for eight weeks due to injury and the Padres have lost a solid bat for eight games. I hope both players feel satisfied at the outcome. We've seen these types of fights in sports before, and based on the weak and pathetic punishment MLB handed out, we are bound to �ee them again - at least in major league baseball. Every ESPN baseball analyst I listened to agreed with Quentin's decision to charge t!;le mound. They also felt any more than an eight-game suspension would have set a bad pTecedent for a fighting punishment. By these analysts' standards, Quentin had only two choices: charge the mound and fight or be labeled a wimp by his teammates. 'A-bat a childish rationale for a fistfight. It's not as if Quentin's family was being

threatened or he was attacked. No, Quentin's ego and manhood were at stake. In Quentin's defense he did get hit with a pitch, but that's always part of the risk of standing in the batter's box. It's obvious that baseball players do not respect the system of penalty that MLB issues for hitting a batter with a pitch. Batters who are hit earn a walk to first base. In extreme cases, a pitcher could be ejected from the game. So, since MLB won't punish these pitchers any more severely, the players take matters into their own hands with a well-timed mound rush and bench-clearing brawl. This self-regulation has obviously worked to curb the fighting in baseball. Of course MLB, as well as other leagues such as the NBA and NHL, will always publicly decry these types of fights, and all their language in the media will indicate that league management wants fighting to stop. Don't believe that for a secondr Major league baseball, and any other profeSSional sports league, could eliminate fighting and bench clearing brawls at any moment if they wanted to. If major sports leagues were ready to issue lifetime bans to players who throw punches or instigate fights on the field of play, then I'm sure that the foolishness we witnessed last week would never happen. Sports leagues that refuse to outlaw fighting are complicit in the result and are also admitting that the sport may not

We've seen these types of fights in sports before, and based on the weak and pathetic punishment MLB handed out, we are bound to see them again - at least in major league baseball.

be exciting enough on its own to warrant watching without the brawls. They're telling fans that fist fighting has a place in their sport. That message travels down to the kids who are learning to play and watching their heroes on prime time television. People rationalize fighting in sports in many ways. Some say sp rts are inherently violent and that emotions often run high during physical competition. Others will say their sport has always been that way or advise me to not be such a wimp. I understand contact sports assume some physical assault as part of the game, but in America we have more than one sport for people that want to hit each other in the face. If you want to fight, go box or study mixed martial arts. Make no mistake, this will keep happening. It will probably take some superstar getting seriously injured to alter perception on fist fighting in sports. Sports leagues fear that any serious ban on fighting will lose them a portion of fans who tune in to see carnage. These are the same people who watch NASCAR for the crashes, NHL for the fights and the same people who yell at little league umpires when their kids are called out. I would argue those people are a minority and aren't really true fans of the sport. It's a ridiculous and reflexive notion that banning fights would lead to lower turnout at events. True fans attend sporting events to watch the skill of the players and experience the unpredictable outcome of the Hve game, not to watch a fight break out. Come on people, we have pay-per-view for that kind of thing. Brian Bruns is a father, a husband and a U. S. Army veteran. Sarcasm, wit and a good cup of coffee are all keys to his success. He can IIsually be spotted Thursday night workingfor Mast TV's News @Nine or Friday /lights hosting Lutes, Listen Up! on LASR.


. Maturity makes age just a number By

A SIEB R Colttmnisl There IS this ex pec ta Hon have people that, u pon a reaching

certam age, one h uld suddenly be mature. U i 11 k , "hey, you are 18 n ow That means you should be able to fill out paperwork and handle yoursell in adult situations." No. There are so many people that defy this expectation. There are so many 20-year-olds who act more like they are 5. It scares me that people my age are out there having children. I know I do not have the emotional or financial stability or maturity, for that matter - to handle a child, to have another's life in my puerile hands. In anthropology last week, Assistant Professor Nosaka asked the class if anyone felt like they would call themselves an adult. A few hands tentatively rose. She asked how old someone should be to have a child and how old to be considered an adult - is there an age? Turning 18 does not mystically make someone an adult. Based on the experiences one has and the circumstances that life pu ts them in, a person can be an adult at age 13 or not become an adult until 45. Heck, a person may never truly grow up if they do not have to or staunchly refuse to. Having maturity is about being able to put on some big kid pants and act like you have some handle on yourself. Age is not a marker for maturity. Attitude and actions are better indicators. I do not think I am particularly mature, though I know I can handle myself in polite society. I am fine being immature, because I know I am responSible and can pretend to be a grown up when the time calls for being a grown up. can fill out I mean, paperwork and schedule my own appointments at the dentist. I am fine making a preposterously dirty joke - the kind that a 13-year-old boy might make - because I know not to make that sort of joke during a job interview. However, the fact is that by a certain age a person should really be able to act like an adult, at least to a certain extent. It seems like once people leave home - and once people reach voting age, they should really be out of their parents' house, or at least close to being out - they should be able to act like adults. Ad ulthood, and even maturity, is about being able to problem solve - for oneself. That may mean asking for help from Mum or Dad, but it also means having the strength of character to know when 0 u se your free phone cal l . It means being okay with failure, but not Letting that be a deterrent. It means filling out paperwork. It means growing up, getting a job and being self-supporting. Maturity means pulling up the big kid pants and being in charge of ont!'s own life.







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nei!d more of m day' odety," Hawkins said. "Honesty. mtegnty, respect, pride. a ense of caring. sacrifice and com peting against oneself are some of the many attributes he haS" passed on to his players." Born Dec. 5, 1 927 in Mis Quri Valley, Towa, Westering came to Pacific Lutheran in 1972 after successful maching stops at Parsl1ns College (Iowa) and Lea College

(Minneso ta). His slogan,

EM AL ("Bvery Man A Lute") became tl form of gree tmg a nd brotherhood for a generation of athletes aL PLIJ who found his views, owever corny they may have seemed to skeptical outsiders, a compelling bond. Westering Introduced a number of non­ i otball customs tha t startled some players at first, but easily became a istinctive tradition: begmning preseason practice with three-day "breakaways" where footballs and pads were left behind in favor of team-building games that included skits and songs; team "attaway" cheers for a laundry list of things including Mt. Rainier, alums and other PLU athletic teams; and "afterglows" following all games where I ve, hugs, compliments, food, laughter and tears were shared among players, family and friends. Among the many episodes that endeared Westering to his players and to outsiders was the story of a stop at a fast­ food joint by the team's buses for a post­ game meal following a road game. The staff was overwhelmed by the simultaneous orders, but the players pitched in to help servers and clean tables, then saluted every staffer in the restaurant with a team­ wide "attaway" salute that included each worker's name. PLU won NAIA national titles in 1980, 1987 and 1993 and finished as runner-up in 1983, 1985, 1991 and 1994. After the school moved to NCAA membership in the fall of 1998, the Lutes won the 1999 NCAA Division ill championship by becoming the first and only team to win five road playoff games in a row. In 32 seasons at PLU, his record was a staggering 261-70-5 (.784 winning percentage) with 15 appearances in NAIA playoffs from 1979-87. PLU also made the NCAA playoffs in its first four years of membership. Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005, Westering is one of only 1 1 college football coaches who have won at least 300 games. In order, they include John Gagliardi, Eddie Robinson, Joe Paterno, Bobby Bowden, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Paul "Bear" Bryant, Charles "Pop" Warner, Roy Kidd, Westering, Tubby Raymond and Larry Kehres. His 300th career victory came in the second game of the 2003 season - his final one at PLU - and finished his 40-year college-coaching career with an incredible

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recogruzes former and current football coaches "whOioie service have been outstanding in the ad van cement f the best interests of footbal!." Inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame

111 1 995, Frosty is also a member of the Tacom -Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame, the PLU Athletic Hall of Fame, the Iowa Collegiate Coaching Hall of Fame and the

World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. Westering wa honored with the

of Christian At le tes Lifetime Ad1ievement Award, the Athletes for a Bett World Lifetime Achievement Award and twic was named the Tacoma News Tribune Man of the Year in Sports. Excellence on the field, however, was a by-product of his life philosophy. He had a doctorate in education from the University

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of Northern Colorado, but he connected with people in ways that don't come from books. In another story from Scene, Westering said, "a championship, in the world, gives you authenticity that you did it. But that really doesn't say anything until you ask, 'what was the trip like?' The trip was the greatest thing in life, whether we won or lost." Paul Hoseth, who coached alongside Westering at PLU for more than 20 years and is a fonner athletic director at the school, told Scene, "the impact that he has had on students who both played and didn't play football here has been amazing, and not only at this institution but many others. I just can't imagine people not being impacted in some way." To his players, he emphasized a double­ win theme: victory on the scoreboard and the satisfaction of playing to one's potential. A football letter-winner at both Northwestern and Nebraska-Omaha and a Marine drill instructor, Fr06ty wrote two books: "Make The Big Time Where You Are" and "The Strange Secret of the Big Time: What Makes Life Great." In a mentorship progr� started decades ago by Westering, PLU football players annually donate approximately 2,000 hours of their time to Tacoma-area schools. He is survived by his wife, Donna, five children and 13 grandchildren and more than a generation of athletes in the northwest





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In this March 19, 1984, file photo, Washington coach Marv Harshman watches his team in preparation for thc western regional semifinal of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Seattle. Harslunan. who spent 40 years coaching in the state of Washington, died last Friday. He was 95. (AP Photo/Betty Kwnp£; File) FILE


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SEATILE (AP) - Marv Harshman, who spent 40 years coaching college basketball in the state of Washington and

was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985, died Friday at 95. The University of Washington, where Harshman concluded his coaching career in 1985, confirmed Harshman's death. Current Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar who played for Harshman at Washington - said he spoke with Harshman's son, Dave, Friday morning after his fonner coach passed away. "We obviously lost a legend. I learned so much from Coach. He is one of the main reasons I'm here at the University of Washington," Romar said in a statement. "I went to Washington expecting to play with a legendary coach; I didn't know I would get the bonus of playing for a legendary person. He will be missed by all of us." Harshman was a basketball fixture in the state for nearly half a century. He started his coaching career at his alma mater, Pacific Lutheran, where he led the then-NAIA school to a spot in the national championship game in 1959. From the NAIA level he moved across the state to Pullman, where he coached at Washington State for 13 seasons. He went 155-181 coaching on the Palouse, and then

moved to Seattle for his final coaching job at Washington. Harshman





Montlake before retiring in 1985 and had his most success there. He won 20 or more games with the Huskies four times and went to the NCAA tournament three times. He coached Romar from 1978-80, and called Detlef Schrempf the best player he ever coached. Harshman went 246-146 at Washington, the second-most victories all time at the school behind Hec Edmundson. He retired with more than 600 victories at the college level. Additionally, he served on the u.s. Olympic Committee from 1975-1981 and was the head coach of the U.S. team that won the gold medal at the Pan-Am Games in 1975. Even as his health declined, Harshman remained a fixture at Washington games, attending a few per season until a couple of years ago. "I've gone to many banquets and award shows where he was being honored and he just was revered by so many people; everyone from Bobby Knight to Coach K (Mike Krzyzewski) and on and on and on," Romar said. "I could always say I played for Marv Harshman and right away those great ones know who he is - not just in the state of Washington. "

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When you top and think, it is truly amazlOg how many Jives just one pe 'on can irtl pact. frosty Westering passed away last Fri ay This school, Ulis city, this region and this world are all better off because of him. He preached the 1m ortance of family and oneness otherwise known as EMAL (Every Man A Lute). And it worked. He is one of the winningest college football coaches of all tim . The culture f this sch 01 did not happen by acodent. H iding doors open for a classmate �hind you and the overaU ense of community and pride in being a Lute - it was all Frosty. His coaching career nded in 2003, but h continues to posibvely affecl the entire campus. I met Frosty once. J was a senior in hLgh school visiting campus with my parents, both of whom are PLU graduate . My d d tol d m there was s mebody I needed to meel. There is no real need to guess who that pers n wa s. To be honest, I can't recall exactly what was said in my exchange with Frosty. At that point in time, I just thought I was meeting the former PLU head football coach. 1 met s meone much larger than that on that afternoon. I met a legend . Even though I can't remember what we talked about, I can remember walking away, amazed at the respect he showed me, a mere senior in high school. That was wh Frosty was though. One of his famous expression.s was "making the big time where y u are. " And Frosty made each mom t " th bi.g time." When he met me, it was the big time. Anything h did was the big time. Paci fic Lutheran is a small liberal arts private school tucked into the northwest comer £ the country, and ye t it is known

on a much larger cale - beca use f Frosty. He is PLU. He always win be. Frosty changed my life. As a lifelong athlete myself, Frosty's passing made me think about the impact my roaches have had n my n And they have each played a role 10 molding the man I am today - some small, some large. When I was a sophomore in high school, playing just my second year of football, a new assistant coach walked ont the field at the start of two-a-days. He was a young guy in his mid-20s and introduced himself as Josiah Wilfong. He said he had attended our riva high school and played college football at a few schools, the largest being the University of Washington. Still much shyer on the field than I would have admitted then, I clung to Will ng. e became my mentor on the field. He is one of the most competitive people I have e er met and probably will ver meet. 1 was competiti e before him, but he taught me not to settle for second best. "I don't care if I'm playing p tty cake. I will beat you," he always said, half joking and half serious. He was also named our head baseball coach at the start of the sophomore season. I broke my arm in the first game of my junior football season against Wilfong's former high school. A defensive lineman jumped on my back and my right arm could not hold the weight after hitting the turf. In shock, I got up and jogged to the sideline. He was the first person to greet me. As we sat there on the bench waiting for the ambulance, he joked around with me to try to get my mind off the pain. While most stood around me m awe of my arm, whi in all onesty was disgusting, he acted like i.t was no big deal and had a casual conversation with me. He played left- handed catch with me at every peacti e for the duration of my junior year. And you better believe we made it a

The Mast Spr O ng Sports pick 'em By NATHAN SHOUP Sports Editor


With just one more week of picks remaining after this week, the contenders in the league have separated themselves from the pretenders. Andre Tacuyan, Jacob Olsufka and Alan DenAdel are all playing because, "if they try, they are the real winners." But not really they have been eliminated from title contention. Last week, the league picked how many games the Mariners would win in a four-game series with the Texas Rangers. Everyone in the league correctly predicted the Mariners would win two games in the series - except Tacuyan, Olsufka and DenAdel. The softball team travels to McMinville, Ore. to play in the Northwest Conference tournament hosted by . Linfield this weekend. The Lutes are the two seed . Last year, the Lute s won the NWC title en route to


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competition by the end of the year to see who could throw the ball furthest with their off-hand. We still debate the winner of the contest today. Two years later, I graduated high schooL I believed my athletic career was over. I didn't think I was good enough to play at the next level. Wilfong called me into the locker room and sat me down. He didn't ask if I was interested in playing college bas ball r mm nd that I try to play. He told me 1 was going to play. Now a senior and preparing for my last home game ever at PLU on Sunday, I can honestly say 1 would not be in this spot without him. Playing collegiate baseball

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Ualey J..Ia rshaw softball standout pick: 7s t record: 4-2

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basketball player pick: 2nd wiIming the national title - as the two seed. Kyle Peart, Haley Harshaw (she didn't really have a choice) and Dustin Hegge all said history will repeat itself, and the Lutes will win the tournament. ' If the Lutes do hoist the NWC trophy at the end of the weekend, the title hunt in our league will come down to Peart and Harshaw's pick next weekend. Oh, the suspense.

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is one of the proudest accom plishments o f my life. He made it possible. Wilfong gave me the courage and the confidence to be where I am at today. He changed my life. As I prepare to say goodbye to the game I feU in love with when I was 4- years old, I think about the influ nee Frosty had on so many. And I lhink about how Willong changed th course of rny life.


ery here



athletes' lives at this very moment. Coa hes changed my life. One day I will change someone Ise's. Coach Nathan. It has a ring to it.

lilt's g ing to come down to he last game agains Linfield, bu t th Lu es win pull il out," Peart sai d . That is what happened ) s l

year. Just saying.

Harshaw's re, ponse was pr determined. "Like I even need to answer. We're in the same spot as l ast year and intend to have the same outc m . Go L uteball," h said.

If the Lutes fall in the championship, Isaksen will sit in first place all by himself with one week of picks remaining. Where do his loyalites lie?

Alright people, crazy Hegge is back. "K freaks [Kelsey Robinson] will pitch a no-no against Linfield in the [charnpion]ship. Go Lutes," he said. Classic.

Schoepp originally came to PLU as a softball recruit. She decided not to play once arriving on campus. Is her third place pick out of spite?

Tacuyan overanxiously said the Mariners would take three from Texas last weekend. The softball team certainly hopes he didn't over estimate his prediction for the second straight week.

Olsufka is just playing for a participation medal at this point. Good for him for still playing.

DenAdel joins Olsufka in the chase out of the basement of the standings. It will corne down to their picks next week, because they both picked the Lutes to finish 2nd this weekend.



APRIL 19, 2013

Peart eyeing nationals , again By SAM HORN Sports Writer

The cool wind whisked across my face as I walked through the freshly cut grass toward the throwers' pit located at the far end of the football field across from Olson Gym. As I arrived at the pit, I began to hear the deep beats and inventive rhythms from Macklemore's aTbwn, "The Heist," which was blaring on the speakers. When I eventually reached my destination, the man I was seeking stood head and shoulders above the rest. His eyes focused on the task at hand as he picked up what seemed to be a medieval mace and started to swing it around violently before releasing the dangerous weapon, wreaking havoc on the grass as it abruptly landed after traveling several meters. The behemoth of an athlete turned around after his throw, and his demeanor changed all of a sudden. One moment, he was in the zone. The next, his face turned into a smile and he waved at me, signaling me to come over. I dared not venture toward the net, as there were hammers flying, but figured it would be safe to approach him. The man stepped outside of the 'net cage' and heartily shook my hand. "Hello, my name is Kyle Peart." Those were the first words I heard the burly individual say once I started to shake his hand. Peart could be mistaken for a man in his mid-twenties, but he is a junior at Pacific Lutheran University. After exchanging pI asantries, I had the privilege to witness Peart throw the hammer, which 1 had earlier thought was a mace. I say it was an honor, because watching the reigning Northwest Conference ha mmer champion hone his skills at this art was noLhing short of extraordinary. Peart's massive hands treated the hammer like a ragdoll as he whirled around in the thrower's circle and flung the hammer in the stiU air. Judging from what 1 had seen from Peart's throws, I would have never guessed he did not begin throwing until his fi rst year at PLU. Peart got his start in the art of throwing the discus and shot put during his freshman year of high school. He had several friends on the track team, and they successfully persuaded him to join the team. Because of Peart's size, all six feet and six inches of him, the coaches immediately recognized his potential for the throwing events. Peart used his height to his advantage in other sports as well, as he played basketball and water polo throughout his high school career. He was originally going to attend a junior college in California for water polo, but decided to go to PLU and throw. Dan Haakenson, the throwing coach, said he is glad Peart chose PLU. I could sense from the beginning that Peart and Haakenson have a good relationship. Peart didn't have to tell me that - I could observe it. They cracked jokes and laughed at each other's remarks, while at the same time, Haakenson gave Peart some helpful feedback. From my experience, it's important to have a good coach who you can not only be friends with, but also receive critiques from in order to make you a better athlete and person. "[Peart] is a really likeable guy. He's determined to be a good leader and teammate," Haakenson said. "As an athlete, he has a strong desire to be successful on the field. He does what's required for him to succeed." Part of Peart's success has come from the fact that he has never had to overcome any lasting injuries. Of course, he has had to deal with an aching back or

a sore ankle, but these are common problems for all athletes. However, Peart does wear a brace on his left knee to keep it warm and secure. Peart has also been lucky enough to have a supportive father who guides him and encourages him throughout his collegiate throwing career. Peart said his father shoots him texts occaSionally, asking him how practice went and saying how excited he is to see his son throw at the next track meet. Peart has been on the track team for three years and that has allowed several older, remarkable athletes to he his mentors. Conor McNeill was one of those athletes who mentored Peart and made him a better athlete. "When I came to PLU, I thought there was no way that I could compete with Conor [McNeill] . He was such a beast," Peart said. "After a while, I began to learn from him and he just told me to keep at it and I would get better." McNeill, who graduated in spring 2011, now serves as an assistant coach for the football program at PLU, as well as the track team. He owns several weight lifting records at PLU, and every day, when students work out in the Names Fitness Center, they are reminded of his physical prowess. I had the opportunity to meet McNeill, and while he isn't as tall as Peart, he has shoulders the size of Mt. Rainier. I can see why he excelled in both track and football when he attended PLU. Peart is now gearing up for the Northwest Conference meet, which takes place April 26-27. Peart's workout regime has begun to simmer down, as he said he doesn't want to bum himself out. When you're throwing the shot put, discus and harruner twice on any given day, it's important to be aware of you r physical and mental state. At the beginning of the season, Peart worked out at Names Fitness Center five ni.ghts per week. As the season has worn on, however, Peart has dialed his workout regimen down a notch, now only working out three times per week in the gym. Soon enough, Peart will only work out twice per week in order to prepare himself not only for the all­ conference meet, but also for nationals. When you take first place for the hammer in your conference your sophomore year, the odds of you repeating are in your favor. With that being said, Peart is looking to place in the top 20 in the nation in an effort to go back to nationals for the second year in a row. "[Peart] works very hard in the off-season and always rises to the competition when he needs to," sophomore David Stenger, a longtime friend of Peart's, said. You can only compete in college for so long, however. After four years, an athlete has to say goodbye to college and say hello to the work force. Peart is majoring in sociology and has aspirations of being a police officer. Many of his family friends are police officers, and that path toward the call of duty, Peart said, has always been appealing to him. Leaving the interview, I knew I had just spent the last half hour with a track legend at PLD. To come into college as a young first year with no experience in throwing the hammer must be hard, especially if you observe a boulder of a man like Conor McNeill tossing the hammer effortlessly. What is more impressive is the fact that Peart learned all he could from Haakenson and applied those bits of advice to throwing the hammer. The throwers competing at the national tournament this year and next should be afraid. They have to compete against Peart, who has truly risen to the competition and proved to everyone that with hard work and passion, accomplishing the impossible is possible. ,

TOP: Junior Kyle Peart practices the hammer throw last week. Peart won tIle conference title in the hammer last year as a sophomore. ABOVE: Peart throws the shotput at practice last week. He will try to win the conference title in the shot put next weekend at the NWC Conference championships. He finished second in the shot put last year at the championship meet. Photos by i<rank Edwards.


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The voice for student athletes on campus

By- KINA ACKERMAN Guest Writer

The Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) has been the voice for Pacific Lutheran University athletes willie they struggle to juggle practices, competitions and academics. SAAC is intended to be a beneficial organization and has helped promote community outreach within the atrje tic departmen t. The athletes at PLU are one of the biggest groups in the student population. SAAC is a legislative body of representatives from each ports team that meet twice per month discu s s lufions for i ssues, create ou treach programs and plan events

for athletes. "f s Lhe ad v�, my role is to guide the lop' SAAC CoVers r proj cts," Jenni fer

Thomas, the assista.T\t athletic director and SAAC adviser, said. "We try allowing athletes to bring up topics or issues they have within their team. We also work on community outreach within our area." This year, SAAC partnered with Metro Parks Tacoma Special Olympic athletes to host a clinic and basketball game. Teaming up with the Metro Pru-ks Tacoma Special Olympic athletes also brought about another project for SAAC. U [SAAC] typically does a social norming campaign each year to bring to light issues that may be relevant," Thomas said . "The past two years, due to partr1.l�rsbip with !he Special OlympiCS, we ve done a '

puster campaign against using the word 'retarued' in a derogatory manner. With these Campa lgns, SAAC hopes to impact n l only athlt'te but aT ' !he PLL community.

Senior Michael Brasgalla, SAAC president for PLU as well as the Northwest Conference, has been an active member of this organization for three years. Brasgalla said he hopes for the future of this organization to "improve on how athletes can be better representatives to the academic side while representing PLU to different schools on the athletic side." Aside from community outreach, SAAC also handles internal issues in athletiC!. One of the many issues student athletes face is the attendance policy. Att"-Jetes often miss classes because of sporti ng ('Vents. Some students run the risk of lowering their final course grade because 0 mi sed cia ti me. S.'\.AC has helped different athletes work with professors to come to ,1 mutual agreement where both academics and J Ihletics ran balance. Lauren McOung,

a sophomore on the women's volleyball team, said SAAC has helped her throughout her time at PLD. "SAAC has been the middle man for me, especially about problems with missing class due to sports." When asked what he will take away from being a part of SAAC, sophomore Alan Bell, a track runner, said, " the leadership and connections I've made. Overall, the goal is how we can reach out at. d aim to change things for the athletes." Bell said SAAC aHect PLU as a WhOle by involving campus "with alhletic events to show support and bring the school and com m lmi ty together." Although SAAC is ex Illsive to athletes, they ollen look to stuJents f r ideas. For furlher details, a t hletic offiCt'



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Softball team locks up tW() seed

After going 2 -2 last weekend, Lutes open NWC tourney with Whitworth tomorrow, Linfield looms in title game By CIIRISTIAN DILWORTH port. Writer


After Saturday's doubleheader with Linfiel d was postponed and pushed to Monday, Pacific Luthera University's women's softball leam pulled out the brooms n Sunday against Willamette, outsconn g the Bea rca ts 18-6. The Lutes improved their record to 2513, clinching ec nd pl ac in the Northwest Conference with two essentially mean ing l ess games le£l 0 play agai t conference champion Linfi ld the lollowing day. The Wildcats swept the Lutes aside.

PLU 8, Willamelte 6

The ga me tact d with two quick se r less i nnmgs, but changed in the m id d le innings when both teams were drawing b lood back and forth . WiHamette put up two in Ih third, ."hich PI-U matched, and then the Bearcal la l l i ed &mother before PLU cored three runs to take a 5-3 lead . Wii11mette answered with Ihree more of theu own in !.he fHth to take the l ea d at f,-S, bu t the Lutes matched that and scored the deciding nms in the sixth. A one-out field in g error put senior M on tessa Cali fano, outfielder, on first ase where she stole second and advanced to third on a bun single by senior Melissa Harrel on, utility player. Senior Amanda Hall, PlU' numbel' three hitter and rnfidder, l aid down a perfect suicide squeeze bunt that was rrushandLed at first and allowed Harrels n to score Wlnamette was knocking on the d or v,.,th a finaJ rally but left the bases loaded on a ground ut to end the game

Pro 10, Willamette 0

Compared to t he hit fest that waS the fin;l game, the second ga me proved to be a diffe rerlt song and dance with nothing but exuberanl Lute cheer . Starting pitcher Leah Butters, a sophomore, limited the Beareats to one hit an d struck o u t two in a phenomenal game, Improving her season record to 6-2. On the other 'ide f the ball, senior Kaaren Ilatlen, i n fielder, provided p l en ty of power for PLU, taUying two long balls - a three-run blast in the secon d and a two-run drive off the scoreboard in the left­ centerfiel . She also contributed a sacrifice

fly in the Lutes' three-run first innin g. giving her a line that showed 2-for-2 with tw run score and a whopping six RBIs. The Lutes finish d with 10 hits, led by Harrelson, Ha tl en and junior Lindsey Mat unaga. Harrelson sea d three ru ns, and Cali fano, Ha l l and Ha t l en all scored twice.

Linfield 8, PLU 3


Neither team scored again d fter the game started back u p again on Monday. The game pici<ed back up in the sixth inning. On Saturday, Linheld got up on the Lutes 3-1 early and added five runs in the si ,th on short stop and junior Katy Brosig's h mer and a two-run double by outfjelder Mega Wall , senior PLU only managed c;even hits . gain I Linfield pitcher Karina l'aavold, who walked fou r and struck ou t seven in her complete-game performance. Matsunaga and junior Katie Lowery both had two hits to lead lhe Lutes.

Linfield 6, PLU 1 Butters nearly repeated her domina nt Sunday petformance against the Wildcat in the second game, but Lmfield finaTly figured her ut in th fifth inning. Nursing a 1 -0 lea d, Butters fouoo herseU In a jam with the ba es loaded wh n everything ieU apart The first run came off of a PLU fielding error, then th� second off ingle and a sacrifice fly to make the lf a score 3-] Linfield. Soon after, catcher Lisa Yamamoto blasted a three-run h m erun over the left field fence, her 1 2th of the season. Butlers a l lowed fOUT earned runs on 51 . hits while striking o u t four and walking two. Paav ol a was 'nished after five innings with five strikeouts, making way for M ntana M cN ea l y to corne in for the win . The Lutes travel to Linfi I d this weekend for the No rthwe s t Conference Tournament that star lomorrow, PLU play Whitworth, whi ch finished t hi rd in the NWC, in the first round. After finishing second in the NWC last season, the Lutes wo n the conference tournament, beating Linfield twice in the before going on to champi nship T un win the national ti tle. I

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253-576-8728 or .Q.!:.i 1 .QDIlliOi!D!LIl&.!:l!l! Sponsored by Pacific Lutheran U niversity, the Wang Center and Students from J-Term N URS 286: Traditional Chinese Medicine Stay to watch interactive, hands-on student presentations about TCM and China

PLU hosts NWC Muli - Event Championship s

Pacific Lutheran hosted the r-;orthwest. Multi -Event Qlampionships on Monday and Thesday. Only two events werc ran, the decathl on (men) and the hep ta thl on (women). Puget Sound's Joe Cerne won the decathlon and GeoTge Fox's Beth Stnm won the heptathlon. PLU did not have an athlete in either c ompeti ti on. LEFT: Puget Sound's Cameron Brathwaite sprints out of' the blocks in the 400 m eter on M onday. He finished fourth in tile deeathon. RIGHT: Heptathlon champion, Stam. lands in the pit after a long-jump attempt on Tuesday. She finished third in the event.


Baseball team sweeps Lewis and Clark

Dance Ensemble features "stunning talent"






APRIL 26, 2013

VOLUME 89 NO. 1 9

Poor turnout marks PLU 's Pride We k

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Every Pride ve t that celebrates the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Tr ansgender Queer (LGBTQ) community, n matter the size, always has the , arne goals: visibility, fun

and awareness.

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unity, hon r diversity, and achieve equal human rights throughout our regi n and the world" - to Pacific Lutheran University's Queer Ally Student Union (QASU), the goals are the same. Sophomore Nellie Moran, cocommissioner of QASU, said, "that's what our m vement and our kind of goal is. To bring awareness to that and help people und erstand that that's something that needs t happ n." This year's Pr i de events began on April

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15 at PLU w ' t ShOUT!, an event w . ere LGBTQ students and allies could share

their coming out stories. The event was in an intimate setting in the Cave where all of the c hairs were in a circle and anyone could share their story at any time. The stories trickled by at first, but eventually everyone was sharing at one point or another. "I always really like it because you get to hear people's stories, " senior Rachel Miller, QASU's secretary, said, "They don't

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always get a chance to sh�, and you hear some interesting perspectives."

Not all of the events we re strictI for advocacy. The tie-dye event the following day, which brought together students on Foss Field to be creative and add some color to their white clothes, promoted community building, Moran said. The fun continued on April 18 with the first ever Pride parade held at PLU .


Abstinence debate gets down and dirty y


BECKMAN News Wi"iLer

To wail or not to wait,

that is the question. At least tI at's the question event Wednesday' s "Building Relationships in a Sexual Culture" t ackled. Christian clubs Ignite and For the King decided that it was time for a refresher course on abstinence educabon and asked public speaker Brad Henning to giVt:' a talk at Pacific University Lutheran about living abstinen tly until marriage.

Amelia Klein, c o m m u n i c a t i o n coord ina tor tor Ignite, said U a lot f the event:; on ca mpus like Sex Positive that talk about sex and rel a tionship weren' t very relevant to students that were choosing to not be sexu a l ly active at this time." The Facebook event she reated for Brad Henning rought out a debate within a day after b ing ted, and by Tuesday there was anoth r even t page dedicated to protesting Henning, " What he has to say gend er roles, about

a vlctim's role in rape or about gay ' or any of that - that's all conven tional wisdom,"





JacObs, who was vocal on the event's FacebOQk

page. ''There's no empirical evidence." a Jacob is a1s volunteer



and was part of the discussion to sponsor LuteFit the event. cons i d ered all f Brad Henning's background. Henning is not approved to speak at any SeatUe Public Schools about sexual education because h' violates th Healthy You th A which requires aU sex

educalion have to



include of sexual orientationS and include both abstinence and control birth information,


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centers, confirmed. Senior Samuel Eagle d isagreed with the claim of Sex Positive as


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or 'oh you're in college, you should be participating in hookup culture,'" Eagle said. "They don't say anything like that. They just say that you shouldn't feel bad if you do." Tension was palpable immediately in the R egency Room. Campus Safety was present and there was a mandatory sign in to get into the room. Members of the protest against Henning were placing condoms on the chairs that had messages on them such as "INCLUSION is sexy and healthy! " and "Sex EDUCATION is sexy and healthy! " At 8 p.m. a mass of students flooded into the already packed room leaving standing room only. Henning began his two hours of speaking by establishing the differences between men and women. He said that most men and women were exact opposites of each other, claiming men are impersonal, goal-oriented, verbal communicators and cherish freedom, and that women are personal, detail-oriented, communicate through feelings and prefer security. Henning stressed how women should dress modestly in order to keep the "good guys" interested and keep women from appearing "easy ." Some students clapped and laughed at his jokes while those who disagreed shouted from the back of the room. Henning barely acknowledged the interruptions and quickly moved on. Halfway through the speech Henning called for a one-minute break. Many students who were protesting took this opportunity to leave and start their own debriefing and discussion group outside of the door, speaking about how they felt oppressed in the event because they were listening to Henning say offensive things about women and the queer community without giving any way for people to respond with an open Q-and-A. The second half of Henning' s speech focused completely on love. Instead of a feeling or an emotion, Henning said, "love is choosing the highest good for the other person. " He connected love back into abstinence by explaining that sex can







Students rock and roll at Fordal games


Students enjoy the giant "hamster balls" at Foss and Ordal's annual all-hall event, the Fordal Games on Saturday a.fternoon. This year's games also featured volleyball, music, snacks and henna. tattoos.


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become the center of a relationship and can overpower the emotional, mental, spiritual and social aspects. By the end of the presentation, the sides of the debate had completely split. The discussion outside of the room was continuing, and some people were privately approaching Henning for more information. The tension in the room had only migrated and in some ways increased the divide afterwards. 'Tm very happy that someone is actually willing to go to places and stand up for those values that he believes in and teach[es] people," sophomore Thomas Kim said. He said he felt "some disappointment about the respectfulness from the audience as well. It's not like certain individuals go to the Sex Positive events and yell out." By around midnight, both the crowds in the Regency Room and outside had dispersed. Some people talked about continuing the discussions, but no firm plans were made.





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APRIL 26, 2013

Students fight cancer one step at a time at Relay for Life What to do at PLU alive today have had a history of cancer. With this staggering statistic, most people


know someone who has been affected by cancer, directly or indirectly. Many of the participants in Relay are walking or running

Throughout this week, people walking

through Red Square have probably seen the little flags and banners lining the walkways. These purple pennants are not just for

decoration, but to also remind everyone of one simple thing: cancer sucks. "Everybody at one point in their lives

has been affected by cancer," junior Kina Ackerman, a member of the swim team's relay team, said. Relay for Life is an organized fundraising event to raise money for cancer research. The event began in 1985 in Tacoma, Wash. when Gordy Klatt raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society by walking and running on a track for 24 hours. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 8 million Americans

PRIDE FROM PAGE 1 This parade did not resemble a normal parade, because it took the form of tabling in the Anderson University Center (AUC). QASU covered their table in the AUC with pride flags, Skittles and Starbursts. At ne end sat some bright body paint that soon covered the faces, ha nds and arms of anyone who wanted it. Most of the people who stopped by the table only said "hello," but some also wrote what they were proud of on a sheet of purple butcher paper. Moran said QASU decided to wait on performing a more traditional parade due to limited volunteer availability. "This year

beds. I'm physically able to, so 1 should." PLU usually holds their Relay for Life

for this purpose. "My grandfather died in 2005 of lung cancer," senior Michael Brasgalla, a swim team relay member, said. "That has made a big impact on me." Rachel Samardich, a junior, is also

event at the track on lower campus, but this year it will be held on upper campus around Red Square. "We wanted to get Relay for Life back to the heart of campus," junior Johanna Mueller, chair of the Relay for Life committee, said. "A smaller track will also keep people more together." When asked about the expected number

cancer in my junior year of high schoo}," Samardich said. Relay for Life is not just an event for those who have lost someone personally, but also for those who want to show their support in the fight against cancer.

of people and focus on awareness," Mueller said. "We want people with cancer to know they have our support." Relay for Life will begin tonight at 6 p.m. in Red Square and will go on until tomorrow at noon.

participating for friends and family members. "My mother was diagnosed with breast

"I am able to walk," Samardich said. "And there are so many people who are confined to

of attendees, Mueller shook her head and said, "we are trying to get away from number

"Come out if you can," Samardich said. "Get out and walk."

Don't be surprised if S-year-olds with lunch

we're just going to kind of be crazy in the UC [AUC] and not actually parade around," she said. The week ended with the

national Day of Silence and Night of Noise. Day of Silence asks participants to remain silent in a symbolic representation of the silencing that many in the LGBTQ community endure. This year, QASU kept Day

limited attendance, participants played games such as musical

this Tuesday from an elementary school in Kent. As part of the Kinder to College program, 900

Jandergarteners and 200 parents state-wide will

visit colleges in the Puget Sound region such as University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University,

Bellevue College and Green River Community College. Lutheran Pacific University is one of the ei gh t colleges participating

in the program, getting a visit from local elementary school chil reno t nder to College is a program that encourages kindergarteners from the Kent School istrict to go to college and pursue their dreams from a young age. The Kent School District is one of the most diverse distncts in the Pacific Northwe st. They have students from over 100

The second annual Queer Prom will be the last public event that QASU will have before the end of the academic year. PLU will host the prom, ensuring

an LGBTQ safe and welcoming environment, for students aged 14-24 from the Oasis Youth Center and The Rainbow Center of Tacoma on May 1 8.

finding one's voice. Despite the


"We want students to realize at the earliest grades that higher education is a real possibility." Edward Lee Vargas

Kent school district superintendent different countries. "We want students to

donations from local and national businesses that,

a real possibility and the goal of their time spent in Kent School District," said Kent Superintendent

importance of giving these students an opportunity to see what their futures could look like. kindergarten Each

realize at the earliest grades that higher education is

Edward Lee Vargas. "We

want to plant that seed early and help our students grow that poSSibility into reality." these While

kindergarteners are on campus, they will have

a variety of activities planned throughout the day. During the day, kindergarteners will get a campus tour, have lunch and engage in a actiVity,


wiil connect to Science, Technology, Engineering

or Mathematics (STEM) related fields. The colleg visits are paid for b y granL and

follow @PL

Department of Languages Literatures French film screening: "The Kid with the Bike." Ingram 100. 5 p.m. &

Dance 2013. Annual spring performance showcasing the versatility and artistry of student performance and talent in various dance genres. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

because we had a lot of engaging activities with other students and students who had not met before, " Kulhanek said.

do so. Night of Noise is the ending celebration that symbolizes



Norwegian Annual Heritage Festival. Scandinavian Cultural Center. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

chairs, ninja tag and Twister in the Chris Knutzen Hall. Junior Lucas Kulhanek, co足 commissioner of QASU, said it was his favorite event. "I really enjoyed Night of Noise tonight,

of Silence as more of a personal commitment and didn't have the usual volunteers in Red Square or outside the AUC to encourage student participation, as there were not enough volunteers to

boxes are on campus next week. 100 least At kindergarteners and 35 parents, faculty and staff will be on campus

Relay for Life. An event by the American Cancer Society that raises money to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer in our community. Friday 6 p.m. - Saturday noon.


Kinder to College to bring Kent足 based kindergarteners to campus By TAYLOR LUNKA News Writer


according to The Kent Reporter, recognize the









participated in the Kinder

to College event and will be graduating in 2024. The goal of the program is to create lasting partnerships with local colleges, increase parent

or guardian participation to promote college bound attitudes at home and to expose children to STEM related fields. For those who see these kindergarteners walking

around campus, make sure to tell them hello. They may be the future of the

Lute legacy.


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Richard D. Moe Organ Series: Recital Catherine Rodlund, guest organist. Free to PLU community and 18 and under. Lagerquist Concert Hall, 3 - 4:30 p.m.



APRIL 2 6, 2013

A history of gay rights at PLU By RELAND TUOMI News Writer

In the early 1990s, the CD-ROM drive became standard in most operating systems, the threat of Y2K was a blip on the horizon, "Forest Gump" won Best Picture and Loren Anderson became Pacific Lutheran University's president. Jump forward two decades. On Dec. 6, 2012, voters made same-sex marriage legal in Washington state, and just a few days after this historical event, more than 600 same-sex marc'age licenses were issued. But before this, t e U.S. was struggling through a time of trial and acceptance about Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgenrler Queer (LGBTQ) rights, and PLU was going through it as well According to the book "Celebrating 20 Years Together," the campus pastor, Susan Btiehl, started organizing a su pporti ve group called Crossroads for gay and lesbjan students in the earlv 1990s. These students could visit Briehl in private and discuss their sexuality through Crossroads. This is detailed in history professor Beth Kcaig's contribution to the book, a chapter entitled, "Difficult but Necessary: Challenging Homophobia at PLU." Kcaig's chapter goes on to discuss how both she and Bngli h Professor Thomas Campbell came out in 1993, and describes the process as "illuminating, uplifting, infuriating and amusing." Kraig and Campbell received positive responses from their coworkers and students, espeCially those who were eager to make PLU an accepting and welcoming place for the LGBTQ community.

However, they were also met with negativity, Kraig said, ranging from "death threats that I received, to verbal abuse directed at openly queer students." One of the most unforgettable occurrences of homophobia was the phrase "God Hates F-­ gots" graffitied on the first floor windows of the Hauge Administration Building. In late 1997, PLU formed the University Diversity Committee, and it decided to include LGBTQ people in PLU's definition of diversity beginning in the fall of 2001 . This open acceptance led PLU to join four percent of the nation's colleges in creating policies that "treat unmarried partners of employees exactly as it treats legal spouses of employees," according to Kraig's chapter. li My partner and I have been togelhe,r for oveT 30 years, and we will not get a [marriag ] license," Kraig said. "But PLU auld treat us as it treats a couple with license, in terms of benefits." More recently, Diane Hamey, associate professor of communication, married her partner, Susan Dye, oh Jan . 12. "It always fell like marriage," Harney said, describmg her 26-year relationship with Dye. "The fact that we could [get married] is the reas n why we gotmarrie ." Harney went on to say she and Dye always saw marriage as a legal entity, but when they got married it felt different. "I can't describe [the difference], but it felt good," Harney said. When asked if she felt confident in telling her colleagues, she said everyone already knew, and there were no surprises about it. "We didn't need to make a big deal because they knew," Harney said. "Most of

Diane Harney, associate prQfessar ..,[' communication, embraces and her wife IL' of Jan. 12.

the communication department was at the wedding." Harney said she does not feel she or Dye will be facing any more challenges than they did before they were married, because they had already completed all the legal documents they could without being


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married, including inheritance rights and power of attorney. "We worked hard for equal rights, and we wanted to take advantage of it if it was made available," Harney said. "Marriage is a commitment based on love, and we've had that for 26 years."

Native Allle ricans fight to protect sacred burial grounds By VALERY JORGENSEN

News Writer

An evening of stories and history from two members of the Lummi tribe taught studen ts why a treaty is so impor ant to the Lummi people. The speakers visited for the Sacred Sites and Coal Mo nds event on Monday nigh , presenting in the Orris Knutzen Hall of Lhe Anderson U ' versity Center. A prop sal for 1,00 foot long ships, equivalent to three football fields tr length, to travel through a I O-mlle wide path is being pushed into effect. This path ruts througb the fishing grounds of the Lummi. tribe, which is located in the San Juan Islands near Bellingham, Wash. and Canada . It would also d isplace the Lummi' s sacred burial grounds, s me ()f which contain human remains up to 3,000 years old. A so- aIled 'enemies Ii t,' OT people u ppo rting the proposal, includes Pacific International Terminals, SSA Marine, Carrix , Goldman Sachs, Berkshire Hathaway, Burlington Northern and Peabody Coal This area is also filled with salmon aIld humpback whales and the Lumrru, bei ng fishennen by trade, rely on these sea

Senior Ethan Mantney, president of CREAN club, poses with members of the Lummi tribe after l.k even!

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to support themselves. Ships from companies going through this area may cause them to leave, taking away the Lununi's livelihood . The Lummi are al going to lose the ability to longline fish - when a fisherman has baited hooks at different intervals along the line. These lines will get caught in the massive ships making their way through The massive the passages. ships may also pull up Lummi crab pots these

left in the water. "The

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Jay Julius, one of the guest speakers, said. He said fishing is the Lummi' rulturt'! and their way of life. His grandfa ther taught his father, his father taught him and now he is teachmg his children. 'Tm a believer. I'm a fisherman:' Julius said. Julius told the audience this because he said he didn't know what listeners' perceptions of Native Americans were. "I'm just a normal person," Julius sai . "Hearing them talk on a personal Ie el really connected me to what they are going through, as opposed to just the science of the matter," sophomore Katie Patton said. For the listeners to understand why the treaty means so much to the Lummi, the speakers gave them a history lesson, on when the Lummi and the U.s. government signed the treaty in 1885. Julius then continued with a story from 1900, when his great-grandmother had paddled out to Orcas Island where many of

the Lummi had buried their deceased tribe members. When a new development threatened the human remains, Lummi. members dug the bodies up late at night and reburied them in a different place where they thought their ancestors would be able to rest safely. The proposed port, however, will force the Lummi to move their ancesto rs' sacred remains once mo re - if the tribe mem bers are even gi ven the opportunity to move them before the land is bulldozed over. Julius also explained the Boldt Ded ion, legislation lhat supports the treaty, giving Washington state tribes the nght to fish. "Fish is our culture, and our culture IS fish:' Julius said. ''It is wh we are and it is where my people practiced ur culture." Julius said he and Jewell James, the oth er epre sentative of the Lummi b:ibe, didn't tell the challenging hi tory to "seek sympathy" but rather, t "paint a picture so you can see how this is sacred to us." "It is our Jerusalem, our sacred g rou nd s, " Julius said. To save the Lummi land, J ulius sllld people need to be made aware of the situation. "Showing up counts. Shuwing up opens doors. Hopefully these doors will not close soon/' Julius said. Julius said students can help spread the word an "stand up and awaken campuses," by educa 'ng themselves and making a good, sound decision. Sophomore Gavin Miller said he came to the event to "learn about a local issue that directly impacts the environment of the Pacific Northwest." Patton said she is "excited to see what happens with this situation in the future."

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APRIL 26, 2013

Fall Out oy ' save rock and roll' By AMELIA HEATH Guest Writer

After a three-year hiatus, legendary pop-punk band Fall Out Boy (FOB) released their sixth alburn on April 16. If, l ike me, you grew up on lead vocal ist Patrick Stump's wailing vocals and lost your heart to Pete Wentz's bass lines and tattoos, "Save Rock And Roll" is an a l bum long overdue and well worth the wait. Here are five songs you don't want to miss.

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Banned Books :

RETURNS ON THE BIG SCREEN six years, the financial support of fans and many broken records. The show, which ran from 2004-07, follows title character Veronica from her junior year Sometimes a TV show comes of high school through her along that redefines the definition first year of college. A teen of quality entertainment, but the with a fonner sheriff turned network gods still banish the private investigator (P.I.) father, show from television screens. Veronica is practically a Pl. Highly sensitive to ratings, herself. netw rks seem to enjoy crushing In each episode she solves a shows that have a smaller, but mystery for someone, usually a extremely avid group of fans. fellow student, in exchange for Far too often, shows are canceled money she adds to her college in the middle of their stories, and fund. the audience is not given any Each season also has longer resolution. mystery arcs, the first focusing To rectify this situation, many on the mystery of who killed producers have managed to Veronic's best friendLily Kane, film movies to tie up the loose played by Amanda Seyfried. end s: think "Serenity," which brilliantly Veronica, wrapped up Joss Whedon's portrayed by Kristen Bell, is a "The Avengers" director - one­ hilarious and clever character season show "Firefly." with a fresh supply of witty In the case of the three-season insults and Smart Alec responses show "Veronica Mars," that to every situation she encounters. promise for a movie has taken The show began on UPN, and concluded its final season on UPN's successor, the CWo Every episode can be viewed online for free via the WB's website though seasons one and three are only alternately available . . Bell and show runner Rob Thomas had long campaigned for a movie to complete the story, but in the end, success lay with the fans themselves. to turned Thomas Kickstarter, a website that sets up a funding pla tform for p pie'. creative projects. In the one-month fund raising window from March 13 to April 12, "The 'Veronica Mars' Movie Project" M IMDH.oo WW. W OF l'l10'r0 COUllT ESY swiftly broke a handful

of the website's records, including fastest project to reach $2 million and the highest­ funded film project at more than $5.7 million. Their original goal was $2 million. Backers will receive prizes based on how much they donated. These range from t-shirts to copies of the DVD once the movie is made, to personalized greetings from the stars of the movie. The movie's plotline will take place about 10 years after the completion of the events of season three. Thomas said it will be made accessible to new fans who haven't seen the series. The story is subject to change, but so far it sounds like Veronica will be returning home for both her 10-year high school reunion and to help solve another mystery. Her fonner flame - the rich, bad boy Logan Echolls - is accused of murdering his pop star girlfriend and asks for Veronica's help clearing his name. Fans of the popular couple - LoVe - can rejoice, as this favored pairing will probably find old feelings resurface. Logan, portrayed by Jason Dohring, will not be the only old character from the show to feature in the movie. Veronica's father, Keith, her best friends Wallace Fennell and Cindy "Mac" Mackenzie, plus sometime-friend Eli "Weevil" Nevarro will all appear in the movie. This film might not even be the last fans see of the spunky Veronica. Thomas has suggested the movie may end open to further sequels or a Netflix serie . The "Veronica M rs" movie begins shooting this summer, and the release date is set for early 2014.


Controversial subject matter is an opportunity to openly discuss issues By RACHEL DIEBEL AdE Writer


Part of being a parent, apart from the soccer practices and doctor's appointments, is deciding what you want your child to be exposed to as far as books, movies and TV are concerned. This is part of the reason why, every year, hundreds of challenges are lodged with the American Library Association (ALA) from libraries or schools who have had anxious citizens, mostly parents, express concern about certain books being available. The ALA's website describes a challenge as "a fonnal, written complaint filed with a library or school requesting that a book or other material be restricted or removed because of its content or appropriateness." According to an press release last Friday, 2012 saw a rise in the number of challenges to 464, up from 326 in 201 1 . The list. of the most challenged books of 2012 includes everything from the predictable, such as E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" to the inexplicable, such as Dav Pilkey's popular series "Captain Underpants." Several young adult books also made the list this year. John Green, author of "The Fault in Our Stars," which has been blowing up the New York Times bestseller list for the past year, has a nov on th Ji st called "Looking or Alaska." "Thirteen Reasons Why," b Jay Asher and "'The Ab lu !ely True Diary of a Part­ Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie, both wildly popular YA lit, also made this year's list. books received These challenges for a number of reasons. Sexual situations. Crude language. Drinking, smoking

and drug use. It's true that the maturity level of these novels is high. But young adults can handle it. More than that, they need to read these books. Green's novel is an in-depth look at what it feels like to be in high school, and it isn't always PG-13. "Looking for Alaska's" one sexual scene is considerably less graphic than your typical episode of "Game of Thrones," and the novel's deeper ideas about identity and loss are more central to the plot. Alexie's novel has also been criticized for its heavy themes. The protagonist of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" lives on a reservation where alcoholism, suicide and poverty are major problems. Young adults reading the novel could gain some perspective on how life is for those less fortunate. The most frustrating on the list is "Thirteen Reasons Why." It is a novel about suicide, detailing the terrible events that led up to a young girl taking her own life and the chaos she left behind. It leaves the reader shaken, but more infonned than they were before. Banning this book is not only unnecessary, but also potentially dangerous. Many teens have claimed that they were on the brink of suicide when someone handed them "Thirteen Reasons Why," and it changed their minds. Authors, especially young adult authors, should not be punished for portraying the world the way it real ly is. Instead of d enyin g their child ren access to books that deal with hou ld darker theme , parent use them as a gateway to have a conversation with their child about these issues. You n ver know when a book might save someone's life.

Mu Ph· Epsilon concert lets students shin By KET.LJ 1JRELAND AdE Writer

"S cozy, calm and peaceful, heaven for a mouse like me, with quiet by the lease fuJJ " senior Erin Wh i te sang d uring her performance of Jeanine Tesori and Dick Scanlan s song "The Girl in 1 4G." She perfonned the song as part of Pacific Lutheran University's Mu Phi Epsilon concert on SW1day in Lagerquist Concert Hall. White, like seven other usic students at Pacific Lutheran University, is part of Mu Phi Epsilon. a professional music '

fraternity. The organiza tion

mission is to "promote musicianshlp and appreciation of m usi c through sefVlce to mus ic and through community lIlvolvement/, sophomore Kristin McCarthy, Mu Phi Epsilon's treasurer, said . McCarthy said Mu Phi Epsilon hold s meetings to plan events, both for the PLU community and the Tacoma community. Mu Phi Epsilon organizes everything from concerts in Lagerquist to pe:rtonnances in retirement homes. "It gave me a real feeling of belonging within the music department." McCarthy said. "I'm just really glad for a chance to give back and plan these events." Senior Stephanie Bivins, who '�

has served as Mu Phi Epsilon's secretary for the past two yeaTS, said a pa rti cular performance at a local r tirement home stands out to her above the rest. "There was this little old woman sitting in the front row, and as soon as I finished singing she leans over to her friend and goes 'she was really good' like, out loud, and everyone could bear her," Bi vins said. "It was really cool because I knew then that mv music had had some sort 01 an tinpact on her." Junior Nicole Laborte, Mu Phi cp iJon" histOrian, also "Said she found the retirement home performances to be both impactful and rewarding expetiences. "I think it is really important to share the joys of music with the community, especially amongst peopl e who mIght not have the means tu come watch a concert in Lagerquist," Laborte said. The performance aspect of Mu Phi Epstlon is just one of mam' aspects that draws members to the organization. Through a shared love of musiC; the members said they have aiso gained cherished friendship . "Thro�gh Mu Phi I've made a lot of lasting friendships with people who I otherwise would never have met," Bivins said. The Mu Phi Epsilon 'members are all involved in the music department, but within the group

there is a diversity of majors and class standings. McCarthy said she first became involved with Mu Phi Epsiion as a first year and enjoyed meeting the older music students she woul not have met without the organization. While the g oup is part of the international Mu Phi EpSilon fraternity, they are also a part of the local PLU chapter, Mu Phi Epsilon Sigma. The organization donations received recentlv from


lurn of the PLU Sigma

chapter. The Mu Phi Epsi lon board plans to use file funds toward scholarships to lower membership fee�t Bivins said, and to send a representative of the Sigma chapter to the 2014 national convention in Los Angeles next summer. Mu Phi Epsilon is always looking for new members and hopes to expand in the future,



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opportllnitic$ aud hl�tworkiDg lor I'Ill.ldent 4Dd profc.!l:!iional mlL'�id8nl'l. The Pa.cifi(' Lutheran Univen.ity (;haptcr is deeply involV('.d with mu�ic for rt'.tilcmt!ot communiti.· . �it.h other charitAble work.


APRIL 26, 2013

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Dance Ense hIe brings joy to students young and 0 d

Dance 2013 returns with new dances, rehearses for elementary school students By KELLI BRELAND Ar3E Writer With incredible choreography, stunning talent and an unparalleled sense of fun and diversity, Dance

2013 is just around the comer. The annual Pacific Lutheran University Dance Ensemble is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. More than 50 students from the PLU dance team will be performing in the production as well as the Lute Nation step team. Dance 2013 will be a showcase event,




dance pieces and a feature video at intermission. Everything from free-spirited and upbeat dances to 54Deus dances addressing major s rial issues will be featured . "It's a variety of different different movements, dance themes, different music," Maureen McGill, director of Dance 2013, said. "The creative process is the best part of the production." The


in November choreographers



when potential had a chance

to audition their ideas for the production. First-year Miranda Winter's dance titled "Aspire, Uplift, and Grow" made the list. In creating her piece, Winter said she focused on her love for the freedom and expression of dance. "The movement's really happy. It's like a mix of ballet and modem," she said. " Hopefully it11 b upliftmg for people to watch." On the opposite side of the



Dan('efs perform in one of tht.'ir final dress feheMsals hdi.)ft., t h ir fir�t pl'rf()rrmwCt' of' Dunc!? 2013. tonight . April 26. at 7:30 p.rn. Tlw dances an' student

choreographed lmdef the guiclanet' of the director of Dunce 20la, Maun.:t.�n McGill. Th(' enJ:iemble U;

or student danCCT.<i Rnd dance or�)'alljzalion8 on t'llrnpus.


annual tradition sho....-casing thl' hurd ...iurk and t.a.lcnt

emotional spectrum, PLU alum Emily Fahey choreographed a powerful and symbolic dance to the poetry of Dylan Thomas. An English major at PLU, Fahey was on the dance team for three years.





represent "trees fighting to stay grounded from being uprooted." This is the first time Fahey has choreographed to a poetry piece instead of music, and she said she looks forward to displaying her new ideas and interpretations through this piece. The PLU dance team has also collaborated with the Elk Plain Scho I of Choice ementary for a dance with a timeless mood, titled "Raven and the One Who Sits on the Tides." Carla Barragan, a teacher and choreographer at Elk Plain, first taught the dance to her elementary students and then to PLU dancers. It is based on "The Raven Tale of the Pacific Northwest," she said. This is the first time Barragan has worked with PLU students. "I use a lot of once ts and ideas and let them interp t and give m the

movement. And that's what they did," Barragan said, "s it was new for me and new for them ." The Elk PI 'n students joined the PLU dance team during a last Friday speCial rehearsal

and performed their version of

Barragan's dance f r PLU dancers. Afterward, the elementary students smiled and clapped for the PLU dancers as they rehearsed the rest of the pi ces for Dance

2013. With such

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tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Ticke� are $5 for PLU student:; and $8 for general admission. Purchase your ticket at the campus concierge, or at the doors of Olson Auditorium before the show.

tudents visit 'world renowned' organ maker


The Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Organ in Lagerquist Concert Hall took 35,000 hours to complete. Of those hours, 1,000 were dedicated solely to planning. Last Saturday, Campus Ministry provided several Pacific Lutheran University students the opportunity to tour the workshop of Paul Fritts, the craftsman who creat d the Fuchs Org an .


was in this workshop that Fritts assem led the Fuchs Organ, disassembled it for transport and reassembl ed it in Lagerq uist, installing it in January 1998. "We were working [installing the o rgan ] while rehearsals were g ing on," Fritts said. Fritts told students who attended the tour that there was some debate about how grandiose the Fuchs Organ should be. Some members of the committee in charge of designing Lagerquist wanted the organ to be shorter,






eventually agreed that the organ was an "architectural entity of its own." Today PLU students and visitors can enjoy the resonant sounds of the Fuchs Organ in Lagerquist during chapel and concerts. Paul Fritts & Company Organ Builders has been building organs in its workshop in Parkland for more than 30 years. Tucked away on 121 Street and close to PLU, the wOTkshop is adjacent to the house wh Fritts grew up . During the workshop tour, Fritt showed student s veral that are organs magnificent awaiting shipment to their new

ho me s.

Paul Tegels, associate professor of music and a c ncert organist, gave tour attendees a sample of music from several of the organs. From a robust rendition of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" to a chapel-worthy "How Great Thou Art," Tegels showcased the brilliance of Fritts' craftsmanship.

" [The workshop is] Parkland' s best kept secret, because nobody knows that there is a world renowned organ maker on 121 Street." Tommy Flanagan



a Graham, Catherine sophomore who attended the tour, said she was intrigued by

the differences in sound. "Most of the time, I don't get a chance to hear two organs played in the same room at the same time," Graham said. Fritts has many ongoing projects. One recent project was refurbishing the organ from Tower Chapel in Eastvold Chapel and Auditorium. Built in 1964, the organ featured what is known as

a "New Baroque" sound, which the

enjoyed brief popularity in 1960s.

Fritts modernized this dated sound. The organ is completed and will be transported to PLU upon completion of the renovations in Eastvold. Junior Tommy lanagan, miSSIOns coordinator of the University Congregation Council, was a part of the Campus Ministry team that planned the tour. Fritts' workshop is "Parkland's best kept secret, because nobody knows that there is a world­ renowned organ maker on 121 Street," Flanagan said. While the Fuchs Organ in Lagerquist is strikingly large with almost 4,000 pipes and three keyboards, the University of Notre Dame recently commissioned Paul Fritts &

Company Organ Builders to build an even larger organ. Fritts said he estimates the project will take three years to complete.


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When it comes to pre enOOg sexual assault on college campuses, Pacific Lut heran University is ahead of the pack . Beth Kraig, chair of the omen and Gender Studies pro am from 2004-2009, said the past decade had seen significant progress in tenns of bringing the issue of sexual assault into the public forum. " s recently as 1 0 years ago at PLU, the larger social discussions around sexual assault were just beginning to emerge in an open way about things," she said. "Irs not that it hadn't happened, but it was something tha pIe didn't talk about openly." said Warwick myths around sexual were assault prevalent when she first started at PLU eight years ago.

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all registered sex a two-mile radiu. are 45. It does not unregistered sex ottimll�rS campus. This is because student conduct system - and of many universities - hI1'11C'fij�c: separately from local law enforcement and the criminal justice s stem. self"We're pretty contained," Assistant Director of Student Conduct Ray La der said. "We will cooperate [with local law enforcement and JUdicial ins titutio ] when ask use [of] the y set up for fed we have to guideli it comes to dealing misconduct, with all institutions that recei ve educa . federal funding are caught in a veritable policy gridlock of laws t make it difficult to determine a COW'ge of action. The Jean aery Act requires institutions to release annual statistics regarding crimes that occur on near campus in an effort t erunurage accurate reporting and , but FERPA (Family Educationa1 Rights and Privacy Act) preven school from releasing any inforlDJllllan about a student to an outside without the studenYs consent. Title IX. meant all students' rights to an ��I __lJ, can silence victims from nam1rig • attacker, because it can affect !heir alleged attacker's education. A 20 1 1 documen t from the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, known as the Dea r C lleague letter, attempts to clarify them all. rector of mpus Safety Greg Premo said w a sexual assault 15 reported to Campus Safe ty, PLU is � launch its own by Title investiga on. as del IX. They are n however, requlred - to report to the - or e al pollce without the written consent of the victi m. s dete rmined by F ERPA.

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In this case, the court w uld have to issue a subpoena to obtain records of the investigation. "We highly encourage repo rting through the Sheriff s Department for all assaults, but again, it's really up to the victim if they want to go that route," Premo sai . The school may release information to the campus community if the attacker is determin d to present an "imminent threat" t th campus community, meaning they make a clear indicatio of reoffen ing. No st den t has been determin d a threal to the community in the past eight years. The student condue system is much differen t than fhe crimin I justice ystem. It moves much faster, an faculty tries t inform both parties about the process s they can each present their best selves. "I've worked h.trd to make s re that i t' s [the student conduct system] the least traumatic for all involved," Lader said. A coordinated community response system allows different institutions wi Lhin the university to communicate with each other so victims only have to tell their story once. "That reduces the need for the person to tell their story over and over . . . which we know is really tra umatizing when you have to explain something and relive it/' Warwick said. PLU's sexual misconduct policy is also broader than the FBI definition of rapew and includes other forms of power-based persona l violence, such as sexual harassment and stalking. The biggest factor keeping all perpetrators from facing consequences is underreporting. "People after an assault really just want to heal," Warwick explained. "They want to forget about it. They want to move on with their life - go back to normal - if you will." Warwick said on average, three or four students report to either the criminal justice or the student conduct system per semester, and s e sees about 30-35 students for advocacy services. She acknowledges, however, that not everyone who walks through her door is a victim. Some people want to talk to her about abuse they suffered before coming to PLU, and others did not appear to have been sexually assaulted, but had just done something they later regretted. an Because PLU is edu cational institution, the extent of Its power lies within the educational realm. This means that no matb!r what policy violation studen are found responsible for (PLU's preferred term rather than "guilty"), the worst that can happen is a saspension or e 'pu Ian, which will not follow them after they leave PLU unless an employer or another school.asks for their transcript - a request students can deny. Lader said suspensions and

exp !sions are last resorts for PLU ecause "w want everyone to learn from the situation. We don't want it to just be a punitive action" and "it [using educational sanctions] gives them a chance to grow." Educational sanctions can include researching a topic such as consent or unhealthy masculinity, writing a paper or attending a workshop. The severity of the sanction is determined by the severity of the violation, as recommended by the hearing officers. After the assault, Vicki wanted nothing more than for her attacker to be expelled frmn PLU, so she reported to the student conduct system. Although the .vas found responSible, Vicki belie es he was held to a lower standard because the attack was not penetrative. His sanction with student conduct was to write a paper about c t - a lighter sanction than if he had been caught with alcohol on campus. 'The conduct system . . . they really let me down," Vicki said. "That's probably the hardest part . . . [crying] knowing that this person is still on thls campus, that the 's a risk of this happening to someone else, or, you know, a retaliation against me Lhis is terrifying." Amy expressed a similar di sappointment with the student onduct system. She did not want to make an accusation against her alleged attacker, but was forced to when different victim of the sam man named her in a statement, drawing her into the investigation. A total of four alleged victims of thls man were involved in the investigation, and he was found not responsible. "I had t go talk to all these different people. I wanted nothing to do with it," Amy said. "And at the end, when it was all said and done, they sent me a letter saying . . . nothing happened, he didn't do anything wrong." The letter referred to her alleged attacker as an "asset to the community." Amy believes his on-<:ampus clout and popularity contributed to a verdict of not responsible. "It upsets me to know that he will leave this community and go to a different community and do the same thing," Amy said. "They say that one attacker will do it at least four times. He already has this trend going. And I hope that he stops, not for his sake, but for his community's sake." Melissa reported to both the police an student conduct. The man who raped her was found responsible in student conduct and guilty of Lhird-degree rape'v in court. He has been suspended from PLU until she graduates, and his sentence has yet to be determined. was conduct "Student awesome and I trusted them. They did their job very well," Melissa said. After going through both the student conduct and the criminal justice

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On April l l , contingent faculty at PLU filed for a government-supervised election to determine 'if there is maj ority sup足 port for a union. We are coming together to strengthen PLU and our delivery of high quality education . nion election, PLU administration has responded with legal obj ections to the Na足

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APRIL 26, 2013




Domestic violence not so one-sided By KELSEY ME.JLAENDER Copy Editor

Violence dominates headlines, books and movies and has long our most inhabited intimate relationships. A woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds in the United States alone, according to Domestic Violence Statistics. Worldwide, one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or abused in her Wetime - often by a member of her own family. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women, trumping car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. Discussion about violence in relationships is heavily focused on women for a reason. In heterosexual relationships - which the statistics I have gathered reflect - women are more often the victims. However, domestic violence against men is not nonexistent. According to The Feminist Wire, reports of such violence are often underreported and ignored. Since men are culturally associated with being the violent and strong gender, reporting physical violence committed by a woman can often be too "shameful" for a manBut domestic violence goes beyond statistics and straightforward facts. Even in book s and movie , violence between couples is prevalen t and weirdly distorted. Consider this familiar cinematic scenario. A man has just admitted to his girlfriend that he's been cheating on her. The woman delivers a stinging slap to the cheating scoundrel, and the audience cheers. It's art empowenng act of violence, justified and feminist. Women will no longer let men walk all over them in terms of emotional abuse or cheating. You go girL In a different movie, audiences see a umlar srenario. Someone admits to cheating, the betrayed partner gives the cheater a good blow and justice is served. Except this time, it was the woman who cheated and the an who delivered the outraged hit. Everythm is di fferent. How dare this man abuse s meone just because she finally got the courage to admit the

Since men are culturally associated with being the violent and strong gender, reporting physical violence committed by a woman can often be too "shameful" for a man. truth and leave him. One hit, is one too many. It's so incredible this woman had the strength to leave what was clearly an abusive relationship. What accounts for this difference in reaction goes beyond the exact situation that provokes the violence. In a world that stresses women as victims and men as violent brutes, it's almost a relief to see a violent woman, one who keeps her male lover in check with a good hit. The argument can be made that male­ perpetrated domestic violence is so much worse because men are stronger, and thus the physical abuse is more severe. Aside from the fact that this really is not the point, violence against men by women can be more than just a slap. A 2010 Center for Disease Control census revealed 40 percent of severe physical abuse victims are men. A weapon can also outmaneuver a man just as easily as a woman. In 1998, actor Phil Hartman's wife, Brynn Hartman, murdered him with a revolver. Still, a man who calls the police to report domestic violence is three times more likely to be arrested than his female abuser. In 1996, when football player Warren Moon's wife attacked him, throwirig a candlestick at his head and kneeing him in the groin, he was charged with spousal abuse and was only acquitted after his wife confessed she had attacked him and her wounds were self­ inflicted. Many phone calls for help by men to domestic abuse h tlines have been dismissed as pranks. Most cases of femal�perpetrated domestic violence are often written off as mental illness or considered the reo ult- f an insensitive hu sband. Few would blame Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods' wife, for giving her husband a stinging slap after he cheated on her with mul tiple women. Indeed, rumors surfaced

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Nordegren had physically abused Woods two days after the first cheating allegations surfaced in 2009, though officials have said it was the golf star's car accident that caused the cuts and bruises on his face and that Nordegren used a golf club to try to break Woods out of his car. Regardless, the rumors inspired Daily Beast writer Rebecca Dana to applaud Nordegren for taking a golf club to Wood's Escalade, if it wa over cheating allegations, in her 2009 article "The Year of Women Fighting Back." She noted that there are dangerous and illegal ways women can fight back but "the point is: women are fighting back." In essence, whether you talk back, destroy his property, punch him or even kill him you go girL Violence is not a method of empowerment for either men or women. However, it is something that plagues both in intimate relationships. Public awareness will not end domestic violence against men, but it is the first step in overturning the habit of ignoring further victims.

Editor's Note: a column on domestic violence in LGBTQ relationships will run May 3 .

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Electronic devices in class distract but don't detract By ANNA 5mBER Columnist The general policy in class is that students should have their phones .off and put away and that c o m pu ters, and tablets other electronic devices should only be out if they are being used to take notes. That being Sai d, a great number of tudents continue to use their electronic devices for nonacademic urposes in class. Beyond that, there are other distractions that students subject themselves to in a lecture class, such as working on other homework. I will be honest. I have done it - all of it There have been days my computer has been out with Faceboo k up, my philosophy reading has been open in front of me, my phone has been in my lap where I have been covertly texting and my lonely notebook

for the class r am actually in is on the side, where it receives an occasiona l note on the lectul'e. The question is whether this hould be considered a probJem - or if it is, should it alway be considered a problem. Beyond our psychological mability to ffiultitask, there is the issue of respec for our classes, our professors and tfus . stitution. However, there are stil l instances when sJac.king off in class is not too big of a deal. So, let's look at one argument: we pay more than $30,000 a year in tuition to study here. Thus, students should fully i mme.--se themselves in class, pay attention and unplug from all other djstraction� such as phones, compui:ers, e-mail, Facebook and other homework. To multitask is to insult the amount you - or, more likely, your parents - pay to attend this university. It is rude to professors and distracting to other students. Counterargument: not all classes and professors are created equal. Taking a silly Gen Ed taught by a professor who continuously

disrespects the intellectual capacity of students and talks d wn to students is a waste of money and time. going to check So, yeah, a Pinterest. It is the only thing keeping me awake in that stuff, lecture h al L And the professor has an attendance policy, so it is not like 1 can just read the textbook, ski class and only show u p for exams. Doill g other work in class does not seem like it should be a problem, because it is at least productive. Paying such a huge amount of money to attend this institution - and therefore the sses

offere by this institution does make using class time for anything ther than academic purposes feel a little . . . dirty. But sometimes that time can be Ll�ed for more productive purposes. 1 personall y do 110t see the problem with multitasking in cia 5 so long as you \ffid erstand the material and are doing well in the course. Oll. and sO long as your multi tasking is not a distraction to anyone else in the class. So carry on with YOUT technological distractions, carry on with doing other work in class - just make sur you still know what is going on in the course.

Paying such a huge amount of money to attend this institution - and therefore the classes offered by this institution - does make using class time for anything other than academic purposes feel a little ... dirty.

Commons improves its product By BRIAN BRUNS

Culinary week may be over, but someone forgot to tell the Commons in the Anderson University Center (AUC) - and that's a great thing. A few weeks ago I wrote a column that criticized the Commons' food quality and accused it of not living up to the spirit of its own cooking competition, Commons on Fire. My column drew a response from Erin McGinnis, director of Dining and Culinary Services, coupled with an invitation to compete in Commons on Fire. I wasn't able to participate, but I have managed to escape to the Commons for a bite to eat every now and then. While I appreciated the written response from McGinnis, I prefer the way the Commons as a whole has responded to my criticism with fresh food and new ideas. I can say with confidence and a straight face that the Commons in the AUC has definitely stepped up their food service game. Free Lunch Wednesday during culinary week showed me the Commons can make food j ust as tasty as any fa cy restau rant. I sampled every dish - I fell it was my duty to try them all and was impressed by the flavor and presentation. I could literally taste the care put into each and every item. Free Lunch Wednesday also made me wonder what was missing before. Whatever the reason, the most important thing is that the food is now looking and tasting fresher. There are also some new wrinkles to make a diner's experience more enjoyable. One of the changes is at the Aglio pizza and pasta station. Customers now have the option to iill out a ticket with their choice of main dis along with custom options like sauce and toppings at lunch. The new process feels professional, keeps things moving and seems to make things eaSIer for the person working behind the counter. In stead of having to ask everyone for their order, they can look at arl order .and just get to . work. Even some of the menu boards have changed, sporting it new look and making options clearer. This is especially eviden t at the sandwich tation, which noW lists every type of bread and sandwich

ingredient offered.

'This is e tremely helpful mforrnation and gives customers more power in choosing what they want to eat - definitely a tep in the right dIrection. the Commons' I appl a ud efforts to improve its product and service. r can' t say w ether anyone else on campus has noticed i t, but r have begun to change my mind about the food served in the Commons. The challenge for the Commons is now to sustain and improve. Employees must remain dedicated to providing the best dining experience possible and managers need to reinforce a culture of preparing and serving food with care.







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a critique If you like it, there 's no need to put a ring OB it By RUTHlE KO i\.NE Columnist

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the letter ontains se ist overtones. Throughout th · entire letter she enrourages vomen 10 many the "smart" men in col lege as II a possible - bcc.aUSt' there won' t be any mart guy. left lfterward, or at least,. lin t that man)' 0 them H She doesn't bmit m n s choh.: . in te�· of partners, however, as illustrated when _he writes about h r two sons and their reJationship




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men to dat individuals from a WIder ge rag than women. Rather than etnpow ring women and encouragm them to li ' up Ie their full po entiaL.." Patton reinforces outdated mOlting rituals and datnpens women' • u ton my and choice. Marriage is by nil means inherently evil 01' "antl-tetnlJUSt." However, Paft n's argume.n that ovcr�eneralues her audience' de. res and creat('· U l'qUltabl' playmg field between m en ;and omen must be laken with cauti n. R m 'mbertha t lt 15 0ka ' to lgnore afton's argument and the pressure to gel "nn before spring" or 'our senior year of ollege. In the t!nd, me' . personal happmess takes precedence OV{T &<X'ietal rules and ri hmls of cc Iplin�.


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Pr"de Week provides people w"th freedom By AL�


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Pride . has It different meanings in different places a t different tim s. Last week was Gay Pride Week at Pacific Lutheran Unive i . From rainbows and face pa in tin g in the Anderson UniverSity Center to making ti dye shirts, color l it up PLU to celebrate queer students. W all have pride, but it is not always shown the same way throughout the world. Where I was in Uganda, pride in a person's sexuality came through different means. At male and female coming of age ceremonies, people embraced their sexuality and worked to become adults in the society. Their pride was in following the traditions of old. I went to Gennany when I was

16, and that was the first ime I came gay pride. My mom and I were walking dow the road, and we found what looked like a street iair. However, we finally figured. out With the help of sculptures oand the interestingly dressed people - men in blue skin-light sequined su i ts witI-! feather plumes for example - that it W3. a gay pri e festival. We wa tched as thousands of people lined the streets, proclaiming their sexuality. There was . something liberatin about watching so many people embrace who they were. Sometimes we are not free to share our pride. In Uganda, being a homosexual can have severe ramifications, so it is kept hidden. It amazes me to no end to see people here celebrating something that is so disguised in Uganda. I love watching the queer couples on campus, and seeing that they enjoy things the same way straight couples do. I think pride goes hand in hand across

with love. If we love our neighbors as ourselves, then we will embrace each other'. pride, be it in traditio s or in breaking the boundaries and pushing forward We will all take pride in OUf orientati n, in our choices a nd in the things we are born W ith. I take pride in the fact that I am a Chris tian girl who is saving herself for marriage. We all eed t a ve pride, and we all n _d to love each ther for our p ride. I commend everyone who ste pped forward this we k and maybe came out to someone, even if it was just one person, whispered in secret. I love the people who are embracing who they are. PLU provides a place where we can aU take pride in who we are. We can take pride in what unites us. We can take pride in the fact we are Lutes. We can take pride in the fact that we are all friendly to each other. We can take pride in our love for one another. 1

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Today: NWC Champion.�hips at Willamette Tomorrow: NWC Championships at WUlamette

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' Spice ' ing it up By SAM IIORN Sports Writer After competing at the high school level m baseball, basketball football and eros COWltry, Gayton Bracht knew Ulat he wanted to be in olved in some type of athletic activity once he reached college. What he fOWld ill not exactly typical. After being a four-sport athlete in high schoo l, he picked up a completely different sport at Pacific Lutheran University ul timate frisbee. After seeing the ultimate frisbee team playing a pick-up game on the first day of school on Foss Field, he said he knew he had found his true calling. 'J\.ll of the guys on the Frisbee team were very inclusive and welcoming. They made the transition from high school to college very easy," Bracht said. Playing four sports in high school certainly has its advantages. Bracht has translated his cutting skills that he learned from playing wide receiver and defensive back in football to the game of ultimate. Playing baseball has also had an immense im pact on Bracht's ability to track down Frisbees. Bracht said trying to catch a Frisbee is similar to tracking down a fly ball after it's been rocketed through the stratosphere by an opposing team's batter. Endurance is also a huge factor in becoming a great ultimate frisbee player, as these playe rs run for miles and miles without bmeouts. By running cross coun try in high school, Bracht has developed the ability to run circles around his defenders and embarrass them without getting tired. Don't get tooled by his kind dem�anor and toothy smile. Bracht is a fierce competitor on the field, which led the tearn to elect him as one of their three captains after last year's season. His teammates created a unique name for their captain: Spice. liTo be named as one of the Frisbee captains means a lot," Bracht said. "It's great to be in a leaderslup role on this team, because these guys mean a lot to me, and 1 want us as a team to succeed. I want to provide the necessary fire and intensity for the e guys to strive for their best." TI'le junior fro Ephrata High School led the ultimate frisbee team to a successful 2013 campaign, finishing with a 15-3 record. The team finished fifth out of a pool of 30 teams at a Las Vegas tournament this season and finished in fourth place at the tournament held at Pacific Lutheran University several weeks ago. The 15-3 record didn' t come easily for the men's ultimate frisbee team, however. They had to face the Canadian National youth team and several Division I schools on their way to an impressive regular season record. In the conference tournament, h wever, Ute PLU team didn't play up to expectations. "Finishing ""ith a 3-3 record in the ch.lm.pionship was disappointing. I feel like we could have done better," Bracht said. Fortunately, there's always next year to im prove upon the setbacks in the previous season. That's !>'Ports for you. Helping the team along the path of success is Nick Dare, head coach and a former PLU ultimate frisbee player. He works a t Boeing as a soitware engineer and has play d on the Seattle Voodoo, which is one of the best profesSional ultimate frisbee dub teams in the nation. "{Dare] bas been a fantastic coach. One thing he brings to the team is an outstanding amount of knowledge about the game." Bracht said. In the first couple

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of weeks of practice, Bracht said Dare was teaching them drills to help them grow as a team. "He also brings a sense of passion to the game. You want a coach who can bring the best out of you, and I think Dare does just that," Bracht said. Bracht also said Dare implements good defensive schemes to shut down opponents. These schemes range from man-to-man defense to zone defense. Whatever offense their opponents bring to the table, the Lutes have a defense to stop it. On the offensive side of the disc, there are tw positions. Cutters, act as wide receivers and grab the Pri bee ab ve their opponents' heads when it's thrown to them. The handlers, howe er, ar the quarterbacks, because they dish out the Frisbee to open teammates. It comes as no surprise that the handlers must have a strong and accurate arm, just like a good quarterback in football. A team also needs good team chemistry to succeed, something Bracht said the ultimate team does not lack. "When people look at the Fri bee team, they notice how tightly knit we are and at's what separates us from other teams," Bracht said. "1 know that my teammates will always be there to catch the disc, and we know how to play together, which helps out a lot." Bracht wouldn't have had the chance to even be on the uJtimate frisbee team had he followed through with his first college choice: Gonzaga. Since his father was a Gonzaga alum., Bracht was intent on attending the Spokane-based university. However, when Bracht was a senior in high school, he had the opportunity to spend the night with a student at PLU to get a sense of the community. • "In my mind, [Gonzaga1 was a great school, but PLU blew it out of the water when I came here on my visit. The community aspect is what brings you to PLU, and that's exactly what I wanted," Bracht said. Bracht is pursuing degrees in both religion and psychology. He is looking at several graduate schools to further his education in an effort to obtain a master's degree in student affairs . He said he wants to work with student life at a college after graduate school. Bracht said he is also taking into account which graduate schools have a good ultimate frisbee program, because he wtll have one year of eiigibility left after grad uating from PLD. "1 would like to be involved with the Frisbee community for as long as I can," Bracht said.

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Soft all team can't repeat By CHRISTIAN DILWORTH Sports Writer

This time last year, the Lutes found themselves topping Linfield to claim the Northwest Conference oum.ament championship, earning an automabc bid to the NCAA Division ill tournament. Last weekend was not the same story. Lutheran Pacific struggled early on when it dropped the opening round game to Whitworth in five .innin gs of play. The Lutes managed fought their way into the r und, championship winning the next tw , before falling to Linfield 3-2.

Whitworth 11, PLU 2

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The opening game started out disastrous for the Lutes when the Pirates amassed four runs in the first inning. Senior Kaaren Hatlen, pitcher, couldn't seem to find the strike zone and walked the first three batters she faced, leaving the game with the bases loaded. Sophomore Leah Bu tters came into the game to be greeted by outfielder Hesselgesser, Heather who drove in two runs on a double. Megan John followed up by hitting a run-scoring Single, and Julia Johnson, infieJeler, made the score 4-0 after a sacrifice fly. The Lutes got a run back in the bottom of the first when senior Montessa Califano, outfielder, led off with a single and

e entually scored on a Whitworth er r, but t he Pirates added tw ore runs on three hits in the second inning, including He selgesser', ru -scoring single. The Pirates made it 10-1 with four more in the top of the fourth, with Johnson jacking a three­ run shot OVi the 1 ft-field fence to highlight the inning. Hatlen took the loss, dropping her record to 1 08, while Whitworth 's Riley Fri tz pitched a complete game and improved her record to 14-6.

PLU 7, Pacific 0

Apparently there was something m th Oregon becau Pacific water Lutheran got out to a h u ge 4-0 lead. in the first inning. Califano led the innin e off with a triple and S;nior Meiissa Harrelson walked efore fellow senior Amand Hall, infielder, hit a two-run double. Hatlen provided the power for the Lutes ·with her 1 1 th homerun of the season to cap the fourth run of the inning. With these insurance runs, Butters was able to cruise through the Pacific lineup allowing only two hits in her complete game effort. With this win, PLU kept its hopes of staying in the tournament alive.

PLU 9, l''lhitworth 4

After being plundered by the Pirates 1 1 -2 in the tournament opener, the Lutes fought back and sent Whitworth packing. Whi tworth jumped out to another early lead, but was unable to capitalize

with .runners in scoring position. PLU finally broke th ou h with s yen TWlS in the third. Relief pitcher Megan fisher relieved starter Riley Fritz an d walked sophomore Kelsey Robinson. One pitch later, junior Lindsey Matsunaga landed the ball ove r the fence for a grand slam and th 6-3 lead. Senior Haley Harshaw felt left out of the party, so she belted her second homerun of the season to make the score 7-3 in the third. the went Butters distance for the second game in a row allowing four runs on 1 0 hits.

Linfield 3, PLU 2 Pacific Lutheran ran out of it 'seqet stuff' 1..., the final game as they failed to capitalize on several scoring opportunities that proved to be crucial in the outcome. The Lutes drew first blood when Hatlen hit a run-scoring base hit. After the second out of the inning, Robinson hit a single to load the bases. Linfield avoided any more trouble forcing a Matsunaga fly ball to end the inning. Wildcat slugger Yamamoto tied the score with a leadoff homer in the second, but Hatlen added to her RBI total o.n the day with a leadoff bomb of her own in the third. 11Us was when Linfield ace Karina Paavola took control and retired the next 12 PLU batters and allowed her team to. punch in two runs to take the lead and, ul timately, the conference title.


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SHOU P SH OTS By NATHAN SHOUP Sports Editor The sun is coming out. The days are getting longer. And procrastination is being taken to the next level. Summer must be around the corner. So it's that time. The time we get to take a look back at the year in Pacific Lutheran University athletics and the storylines that dominated it. Yes, the baseball team and track and field are still competing, but the major storylines in PLU sports this year have been told.

1. Immediate future is bright for football program



The 2012 season treated the Lutes well and certainly set the table for the coming years. Finishing 7-3, the Lutes advanced to the 32-team NCAA tournament for the first time since 2002. Two of the losses came to conference-foe and national powerhouse, Linfield. The Lutes finished the season ranked No. 25 in the final American Football Coaches Association national poll. They were ranked No. 17 in the final D3football. com national poll. Drawing the Wildcats in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the Lutes trailed by three in the final minute. After driving into Linfield territory, a costly sack ended the Lutes' comeback effort and their season. Linfield eventually lost in the quarterfinals. . The Lutes are bringing back eight offensive starters to the sophomore-laden squad. Quarterback Dalton Ritchey and wide receiver Kyle Warner will once again lead the offense. Both were named First Team All-Northwest Conference (NWC) selections in 2012 and will be juniors next season.

2. Not the same softball team

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So metimes it's not the move you rnake, it's when you make it. For the first time this season, Arvid Isaksen sits atop the standings with only this week's pick Isaksen was tied with H a ley Harshaw and Kyle Peart last week but Peart and Harshaw both picked the softball team to win the Northwest last Conference tournament weekend. Isaksen correctly predicted the team would finish second in the tou rnam ent and jumpe both of them . After lOSing the ope.nin g game of the NWC tournament to Whitworlh last Saturday, the softball team won the next two before I sing in the first gam� of the cha m pionship r und to Linfield, 3 -2. The Lutes would have needed to beat Linfield twice to win the conference title for the second

Last year, the Lutes finished 45-11, 24-4 in the NWC. This year, the Lutes finished 27-17, 18-10 in the NWC. The difference is simple: Stacey Hagensen graduated. Among numerous accolades, Hagensen was named a Second Team All-American, the NWC Pitcher of the Year and the National Tournament's Most Outstanding Player. In 216.1 innings, Hagensen amassed a record of 28-5 with a 0.97 ERA to accompany it. No that is not a typo. She also hit .363 and led the team with 65 hits. That is a huge hole to fill. And the team struggled to fill it this year. As a whole, the pitching staff's ERA jumped from 1.68 last season to 3.07 this season. Opponents' batting average also jumped from .236 to .275. The Lutes weren't able to muster any momentum this season with their longest winning streak reaching five games and going 0-5 against conference champion, Linfield. Losing in the championship round of the NWC tournament last weekend, the Lutes must hope to receive an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament. In the regional rankings that were released last Thursday, the Lutes were ranked eighth in the west region, which likely leaves the reigning national champions out of the NCAA tournament. 2014 prediction: Next year will be a challenge for the Lutes. Seven seniors are graduating, four of which led the Lutes in batting average this year: Montessa Califano .395, Kaaren Hatlen .386, Melissa Harrelson .365 and Amanda Hall .362. The softball team will finish third in the conference next season and will miss out on the NCAA tournament for the second straight year.

Just one year removed from a national title, the softball team hardly resembled its 2012 form.

Spring Sports By NATHAN SHOUP

Looking at the year that was, and the year that will be

In addition to Ritchey and Warner, the Lutes are also bringing back key wide receiver Kellen Westering, a sophomore, who was named Honorable Mention All­ NWC after missing a chunk of the season with an injury. Also a sophomore, the NWC named Lucas Sontra to the honorable mention squad compiling more than 60 yards per game at the tight end spot. With receiving weapons to choose from for Ritchey, running back and senior Brandon James, honorable mention selection, is also returning. Another running back, sophomore Niko Madison, will split carries with James for the second straight year. Madison tied for the team lead in rushing touchdowns with seven and averaged a team-high 5.2 yards per carry . Senior Mychael Tuiasosop, a defensive lineman, will lead the Lutes on defense next season. He will be a senior next season. Tuiasosopo was named a Second Team All-American in 2012 after racking up 46 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. He has already been named a 2013 team captain by Head Coach Scott Westering. 2013 prediction: The Lutes finish the regular season 8-1, dropping only the season-opener at C alifornia Lutheran en route to winning the conference championship, meaning the Lutes end a 12-game losing streak to Linfield. The two teams meet Oct. 5 at Linfield - circle the date. I said the Lutes would knock off Linfield in the playoffs last year and was within a few big plays of being correct. Next year is the year. The Lutes are bringing back too much talent.

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3. Volleyball team remains most consistent on campus The Lutes won their fifth conference title in seven years and continue to be the biggest conference powerhouse on campus. In 2012, Pacific Lutheran was coasting at 15-3. An NWC championship felt secure, and an NCAA tournament run seemed likely. But with seven conference matches remaining, All-American setter Samantha North, a sophomore, went down with a season-ending knee injury. The Lutes hung on to the conference title, but their NCAA appearance was brief. Pacific Lutheran went 5-3 in the next eight matches, being swept aside by Puget Sound, Saint Martin's and Chapman in the first-round of the NCAA tournament. After the 20-6 season, the final American Volleyball Coaches Association Division ill Poll ranked the Lutes at No. 21 in the country. They were ranked as high as 14th. The Lutes have a deep, talented group of underclassmen coming back next year led by First-Team All-Northwest Conference selections junior Bethany Huston, middle blocker, and North. Junior Haley Urdahl, outside hitter and honorable mention selection, will also be returning. They will have to fill the void left by graduating seniors First Team AlI-NWC libero Blair Bjorkman, outside hitter Kelsey Pacolt and setter Brianne Vincent, whose job replacing North after the injury was applauded by teammates. 2013 Prediction: It will be a different year but the same story for the volleyball team, which will win its sixth conference title in eight years. The returning talent on the Lutes' roster is talented enough to get the Lutes past the first round of the NCAA tournament. Don't be surprised to hear serious tournament-run talk about the volleyball or football team next fall.

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basketball player pick: 8 record: 5-2

Kyle Peart

track thrower pick: 8 record: 4--3

Isaksen has clinched the league title because Peart and Harshaw picked eight strikeouts as well. He has as ed people not to take pictures of him walking across campus this week.

Peart said the softball team would win the tournament title last weekend, and the team came within two weeks of making Peart a smart man. Instead, he will settle for second place.

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consecutive season. Now to this week. Sophomore Trevor Lubking is 10 strikeouts from setting the school record with two starts remaining. The lefty has racked up 92 punch outs so far. So how many does the league think he will strike out in his start at Pacific this weekend?

softball standout pick: 8 record: 4--3

Dustin J../e gge NWc qolf hlVP pick: 72 record: 3-4-

Me lanie Schoepp athletic train er pick: 9 record: 3-4-

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cross country stud pick: 70 record: 2 -5

Harshaw's career and spring pick 'em title hopes came to an end last weekend. Congratulations on a great career, Haley.

With the realization he is not going to be league champion, Hegge was reserved this week, again. If LubkIDg fans 12 this weekend though, he will finish in a tie for second. Not bad.

If Schoepp is correct, Lubking will tie t e school record for . strikeouts in a season with one start remammg next weekend. She got some grief for saying the softball team would finish third last weekend. She was almost right. Tacuyan must be feeling confident about Lubking's outing this weekend . 1£ he is right he will move into a tie for secolid place after sitting in the standings' cellar all semester.

I t was a cU appointing semster for Olsutka who was; a threa t for winning the league tiUe . Nonetheless hE.' i predl tmg his teammate will set the schoo l record this weekQnd. Like Olsufka, DenAdel never made a -push for the league title. He was too busy getting ready for cross country season next year anyway.


APRI L 26, 2013

Making do at h a f strength


Baseball team loses leadoff man Dominick Courcy to hand injury By BRANDON ADAM Sports Writer Some things end too soon. Outfielder Dominick Courcy, a junior, was enjoying a strong baseball season until he sustained an injury to his hand midway through the season. His absence has left a hole in Pacific Lutheran's lineup as well as in centerfield. The junior suited up for most of the Lutes' games since sustaining his injury, and he appeared as a pinch-runner once. The specific injury is a fractured "hook of the hamate" in his left hand, and it was caused by holding a bat. "It's a pretty common injury," Courcy said. The hook of the hamate, as the bone is called, is a bone roughly at the bottom of the metacarpal of the pinkie finger, along with other small bones, where the hand meets the wrist. "The knob of the bat rests on that part of the hand," Courcy said. After repe edl y swinging a bat, the bone loosened and eventually broke

"One of my goals at the beginning of the year was to have the most stolen bases in conference," Courcy said. "I was on the right path for that goal but s tuff happened." Courcy said doctors are not optimistic he can recover before the baseball team's season ends next weekend. However, he is healing well from his injury. He had surgery on his hand two weeks ago and will be put in a cast "to keep everything in place." Courcy estimates





physical therapy, his recovery will take about six to eight weeks, and he said he hopes to be back in action next season to give it his all.

"111 just train all summer and hopefully be ready next fall," Courcy said. All Courcy said he can do for the rest of the season is rest and perform his exercises. The Lutes wrap up their 2013 campaign next weekend in a nonconference tournament in Lewiston, Idaho.

off. "The bone was just floating around beneath my skin," Courcy said. "Everything was swollen in my hand." The swelling in Courcy's hand prevents him from holding a bat or catching a ball. Courcy said he is not in pain but experiences overall weakness in his hand. "I can't really grip anything, I have no strength," Courcy said. "Whenever I try to grab something, I can't. 1 just have no strength in that particular area." Last season, Courcy hit .342 en route to

earning Second-Team All-Conference accolades. This season, Courcy was hitting .357 before the season-ending injury.


JlLIliur ominick Courcy stands in during the Lutes' series against Willamctte in the first weekend of March. Courcy has missed much of the 2013 seaSon with a broken bone in his rib-l1l hand. He was hitting .357 in 21 games and led the conference with 12 stolen bases before being sidelined.

op · ng trauma By DENAE MCGAHA Guest Writer

For an athlete, the human body is the greatest asset. But it can also be the greatest vulernability. Injury has always been a risk of participating in athletics. "As an athlete you always have that on your mind, that you may get injured," first-year Nicoya Benham-Marin, a soccer player, said. Benham-Marin suffered a serious concussion last season. "If 1 get one more, 1 can't play soccer anymore," she said. However, this risk do sn't keep Benham-Marin from putting

forth her best effort. "I try not to play differently. I see it as, ' I'll take a hit for my team,'" Benham-Marin said. "If it takes me out of the game forever,

at least I know 1 was working hard for my

team, and 1 was doing my best." Injuries can change circumstances off the field as well as on the field. Sophomore Bjorn Slater was looking to play baseball at the University of Hawaii until he tore a ligament in his elbow. Slater said he fOWld that even though his injury removed him from baseball, it provided a new perspective about athletics. "You get caught up in the sporting world," Slater said, speaking of the time­ consuming commitment of being a student athlete. "But there's a lot more out there to experience." Since coming to Pacific Lutheran

University, 51 ter said he has discovered s me of those new experiences, one of which is the ultimate frisbee team. Samantha North, a sophomore phenom n the vol leyba l l team, was given a �w ou tlook on sporto; a well after he lore her ACL during a routine pregame warm up. Being laken out of the game reaffi rmed her feelmgs toward


Courcy said he was looking to mimic his achievements from last year, but the injury has brought his progress to a halt.


with "Having my knee hurt was kind of a blessing," North said. "I was sitting on the sidelines watching everybody . . . it was a realization for me - 'this is why I play, I

love the game so much.'" Benham-Marin echoes these feelings toward soccer. "I really love it," Benham­ Marin said. "[Soccer] taught me a lot about how to work and relate to other people, a lot about myself - how to overcome challenges." Following an injury, a more overlooked challenge is the emotional toll it can have on an athlete. "It was . . . tough at the time," Slater said, speaking of the time follOWing his injury. "I

played baseball because 1 loved playing the sport." Benham-Marin recalls her reaction. "I expected myself to come back within a week," she said. "When the trainers told me that I was going to be out for almost a month, I was heartbroken. " But true to the Division III moniker of


student-athletes, these sports pla ers have learned a lot from their experiences. 'This is not as bad as it could have been," North said, keeping a positive outlook. Slater spoke along similar lines. "I

learned to appreciate what you have when you have it, because it's kind of hard to go back once it's gone." The possibility of injury is a part of athletics. Constantly in motion, athletes must find ways to deal with that risk. Even with the physical and emotional tolls, changed plans and physical therapy that come with an injury, athletes continue to play. Even though all of this puts them under the risk of worse injury, athletes continue to play. Like Benham-Mar· said: "anytlung can happen at any time, so pl ay your ardest, ive it all you can, a nd give it all ul f r

your team no matter what."




APRIL 26, 2 013

Lute sweep aside Pioneers

.Baseball team takes three from Lewis and Clark on senior weekend




TOI' LEFT: SophtUIlON Collin Nilson jo/r.' tu ltis pu>!ilion in rlgbl lidd in t.he lop o fl he lhird inning of t.he Lutes' 6-4 win over l.ewis and Clark on SW1day. The flag flew al lJJUt' ma..l ln the WIlke uf lhe bombing in Ru5t;on and pas�iog or Frosty Westering. , OVE LEFT: Firsl-y r Drew Oord, the third bW:leman. follows through on a flyoot during I he Lutes' 'n on Slmday. 0 rd 1 ds the team with a .386 baU:ing ave ge. TOP RIGHT: S pnoln()re Clay 1his1 ' sky drops down I burtt on un . Trushinsky went 2-4 on the day and scored lwic . BOVE RIGHT: Sophomore Trevor Lubking deli�('1'1' u pitch n Suntiny. Lubking tru ·k nut 14 over eight inniDgs ol' wwk. fie U! 10 slrikeouLs away from setting thc school record, 101, set in 2002. Photos by l<rank Edwards.



By BRANDON ADAM ports Writer

The weather was inconsistent during Pacific Lutheran's three-game Northwest Conference series with Le is and Clark last weekend, but the Lutes performance was just the opposite. They earned their fit'St conference sweep of the season. Pacific Lu theran extendoo its winnin g streak agamst lewis and Ciark to 1 7 games with a 14-1 win in game onf:, a ninth inning rally in game two on Saturday, and another 6-4 win on Sunday. The Lutes sh wed strength at the plate and displayed exceptional pItching

"We were .feeling good during practice

this entire week and jllSl translated it to the game," sophomore Curtis Wildtmg, a ca tcher, said "We got double digit hits in aU three games."

Game One: PLU � Lewis and Clatk 1

The Lu tes' bats came alive in the first game at noon on Saturd ay in a bLowout 14-1 win. J unio r Al c Beal. an outfielder, a.."1d first­ year infielders Drew Oord and Carson McCord e a ch compil e three hits in the roule. After jumping ou t a 5-0 lead through three innings, the Lutes cruj�d. Seni or Max Beatty dominated on the

mound in seven shutout innings with four hits, no walks and nine strikeouts. Beatty improved to 6-4 on the season with the win.

Game Two: PLU 5, Lewis and Oark 4

The secon d game was much closer, with Lewi and Clark one strike from taking the game. Trailing 5-1 in th bottom of the ninth innin g, the Lutes scored six times to win in fashion. With two outs, the bases loaded and down three, Wild un!! lofted a fly ball d wn the left-field line. � Lewis and Oark left fielder, Matthew Cathcart, had hifted back to respect the bat of Wlidung. but it wasn't enougn. He dove and had the ball in his glOVE momentarily before il trickled out, allOWing all three baserunners to score, tying the game. Aft er Oord waS intention By walked, McCord drove Ule first pitch he saw iIlto left-centeifield to plate Wild ung and earned himself a mobb ing from his teammates. "Baseball's a funny game. Anybody can beat anybod y on any given day," Beal said. "For some reason, we w�n't able to hit their starter very well." Sophomore Collin Nilson, starting pitcher, allowe four runs in 7.1 innings of W rk. Chris BiShop, also a sophomore, picked up the win throwing a sco�less final 1 .2 innings in relief.

Game Three: PLU 6, Lewis and Oark 4 They didn't need a rally in the bottom of the ninth, but the Lutes snuck out another close win, 6-4, Oh seni r day. Infielder Jacob Olsufka and pitcher Nathan Shoup were the lone seniors celebrate for their four years in the program. Th combined pitching efforts of sophom res Trevor Lubking and AJ. Konopaski contJibutect to the Lut s' win. "We dominated up on th mound today, " Beatty said. Aft 116 pi tches, Lubkmg struck out 14, allo'\Ving four hits and three runs .in eight innings of work . He improved to 8-2 wi th the win. Konopaski picked up the save, his fifth f the season, lhrowing the ninth inning. To accompany the dominant pitching:. the Lutes' ba ts came into play in th second inning, scoring three times. Seal was one of five Lute to finish with two hits. "l was just seeing the ball well," Beal sajd. "\Vhenever I let the ball get deep, J seem ed to hit the ba l l pretty h rd and that's where r 5eemed t o get most o f my hits from." The Lutes compiled 12 hits as a team. With the game tied 3-3 after three inning " the Lutes scored l"Unv in the fourth, sixth and seventh inning to create a cushion

N ext weeken d

The Lutes wrap up the conference portion of their schedule w i th three-game NWC series at Pacific this weekend . The series starts with a doubleheader at noon tomorrow and a single game on Sunday , First pitch for that game ' sched uled for n on as wen.




Sports editor says ' ee ya" in final Shoup Shots


Seniors' artwork on display in University Gallery






M AY 3, 2 013



Workers Day march helps students (connect the dots '

VOLUME 89 NO. 2 0

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Fn sbee around and raised th >iT tents.

"The tent is here if T need it," sophomore Anne-Marie Failoria, a Hinderongerlie team member, said. "Or if anyone else wants to. take a nap on the field:' Eage participants lin d up aL the starling line - an arch mad out of purple and white ball os. Bt:fore all partidpanJs could begm, the canceT survivors attending the eve n t took a lap toge lhe r This h and I of individuals walked around the square of grass bordered by Xa v i e r Hall, the H a uge Admininstration Buil d i ng, Hong Hall and Ea lvold. nee they had com pleted the lap, the survi or.; led the rest of the pa rti ipanl in another vhile lap R usted Roof " Send Me On My Way" played in the background. Al 1 O:0Q p . m . , the loud and hopping music too k a bnef re� for the L u minaria Ceremony, a Relay for LiJe tradition. aper lantems dec Tated by attendees lined the track with small rea lights inside them . J o h a n n a PHOTO BY QUINN BUBLSBECK

In the late afternoon sunligh t, a stage was set up near Red Squar , st dents p itched tents in lhe gras and cancer su rv ivo rs donned purple T-shITts. Relay fOT Life began last Fri da y ev ening wilh hundreds f pe pIe coming to�lher 0 raise a varEmess abog t cancer and funds for cancer research . A co n tes t had been hel d for Rel ay parti ' p an ts to see which of them coul d raise the most m ney, and the winners we re <lnnoun ed at closing ceremonies 0. Satur ay. elore then, participants


.Iull (Ir Lilliun I�rrll? leilM 0. caJ l - llDd-re�!Jt>ull • dUlnl .If "wlllll UU W I'.un t ? ,'WIt ted \o';1,clI an we wunt il� ow!ft If) u crowu or Ilppmlti:malely 50 �tuu(!nts unu llicully members tluriug lhe lttlcrnrWorutl Workcr� Day "rot"�1 in Red Square on ''tcthll:lIdIY 1II,.rning. Hcr pill llliII II IUUlIt! ul'tLc wliun I'Ll) t·unlin).,"eIlL fuculty ruemh� Ilr ' tryillg h,join rill f l ' SJll .


AND DANIA T LENTINO GrIest Writers Rather than handi ng out baskets of flowers on May 1, Pacific Lutheran University students converge d n Red Square at a rally to protest and educate citizens on sodal issues

In ternational su rround i ng Workers Day. International Workers Day, sometimes referred to as May Day, is a ational holiday in more tha n 80 countries, including the United States. It is ee n as a day set aside pecifica lly to improve working conditions. Recently it has been spent bringing awareness to the

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Sophomore Hanna Vanucie holds up


bundle of

ballnons during the c\o5rn ceremony of Relay for Lite

on Slilurdlly morniJlg. V,ulUcie ,s a member ohearn Rachel's eally Rowdy Rad Rein Representatives, numed after sophomore Ita cl l:hml 'yo whl> has cancer.



Empty b ildings haunt Ga field Street 1\v TAYLOR LUNKA News Write., Empty roo s, bare sidewalks and vaca t b u ildings sit where local businesses used t se e the Parkland community on Garfield Street. These businesses moved out almost a year ago due to the Garfield Stati n construction that was supposed to begin in January 2013. .Kirk Rector, presi dent and co­ owner of Affinity 1 vestments, said th constru c tion i' w sche ul d Lo t ke pia e i n September. "It's moving slowly . It's slow bu t sure," Rector aid. Affi i ty lnvestments is one of three "managing pa rtners un U,e project, along w i th Korsmo Construction and Pacific Lutheran

Un · versi ly. The construction has been postponed due to the lack of funding for the pr ject. "A lot of it depends on the financing. We have some investment capital to raise and e quity to secure a construction loan," Rector said. Affinity Investments is also in the middle of selecting a bank to work with and submitting a formal application for a construction loan. "We e pected raising equity to go faster, and so we thought we would have the money ready to go," Rector said. " Bu t it's takmg us a lot longer I to TaJse the necessary funds)." Small tweaks are also being made t the original 1m. Min r changes i n clu d e (he detai l n the walkways, landscap m g and

exterior finishes on the Siding of lhe building. "Il's all going to be substantially the same," Rector said. Garfiel d Station is a $20 million pTOj >ct thai will demolish the existing buildings across from the post office on Garfield Street to create a new high-rise. The four-level high-rise win include 1 04 apartment units and 7,200 square feet of retail space on the street le ve l . PLU is peete<! to fill some of the available space with the marr i age and family therapy office and some new classrooms. Affin ity love hnents ha .recentl rece ived an offe r from a



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15 with two bedrooms and two baths and three units with three-bedrooms each. All units will have full appliances including their own washer and dryer, plus some units will include their own decks. Common-use amenities include a full media room, conference rooms, a

multi-unit yogurt chain to go into Garfield Station, but beyond that hasn't gotten any bids from other retailers. Rector said they are planning on having a bike shop, a full service restaurant with

a bar and an insurance agent like H&R B lock. 'The whol go I with the retail i to just compliment what' s across the street," Recto r said. Units in the bui ld ing vary. There will be 36 ludlOS, 50 on -bed room apartments,

community room and storage rooms. "[Garfield Station] will be a unique

livrng envil'orunent," Rector said.

Korsmo Construction, business partner with PLU and Affini ty Investments on the

project, had no comment.




mversih President 1'hClmu� Kri!;C IiJ}cw at rOnnel' Pl.U fontl:lllll CORl'b Frosty "cst mg " C'c1 'bralinn of Li� s mee during Chapel on W·dnc. day. Th PLU ["••lha ll I Am atteuded.




introd uced cancer survivor Ryan

Tevis. Tevis told his sto ry about his diagnosis, radiation treatm ent a nd eventuaJ cure f his cancer.

After Tevis' story, Relay partici pants walked a silent lap in memoriam of those 10. t and those still fighting. After a live, ocou tic version of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful/' the DJ ca me back with full force, as did the participants' energy levels. ''JThe Luminaria Ceremony] was really moving, " sophom ore Ann Miller sa id . "Everyone has a new energy now, which is




expressing gratitude to everyone for coming. especially the survivors,




handing out rewards. Junior Ra chel Samardich, s phomore Mackenzje Dean e



sophomore Jake Dacus first, second and third

place respectively for individual fundraising. 23 teams and 199 participants raised almost $20,000 from Pacific Lutheran Uni versity. "It wouldn't be {possible) if the students didn't participate

as wel l, " Deane, a committee m ember, said. "Maybe next year



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night, incl uding performan:es by HERmonic and PLUtonic, the dosing cere moni e s �gan at 1 1 a.m. after a brief concert b y Poi nt

Relay for Life featured performnnce� by student musician]; this year. Pllrt icipa nts 1.0 calch hit.!l of lliecp during t..lte night. Nellrb ' residence h� were givcn complimel)U:ry earplUg>!.

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allies raise awareness about sexual assault By ASHLEY GILL

Guest Writer

women Men and alike were decked out in heels, strutting their stuff around campus at Pacific Lutheran University to bring awareness to sexual assault and domestic violence. The guys stumbled and struggled to strap themselves into stylish high-heeled shoes as surrounding women giggled in preparation for this year's Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event during Take Back the Night. J unior Kelsey Greer, the SAPET (Sexual Assault Education Peer Team) coordinator, along with the other members of SAPET, organized the annual Take Back the Night event, which took place at Red Square on April 25. LuteFit, along with the Women's Center and Voices Against Violence,


helped organize and fund the event. Student and community participants gathered at Red Square for introductions and guest speakers before the group took to the sidewalks, stairs and hills of campus to bring awareness. Carlos Solorzano, resident director of Tingelstad, and Mercy Daramola, Stuen and Ordal's resident director, were the masters of ceremonies for the event. Solorzano said he got involved because "it's really important that we go out there, hit the streets and let people know that this is a problem, and we have to do something about this." He pointed out that one in four women have been a victim of sexual assault on college campuses nationally. the Advocates from Pierce County Sexual Assault Center spoke about their part in bringing awareness to sexual assault and how they help those who are affected . The center has a phone line open for any questions or concerns at all, 24/7 365 days a year. Sophomore Audrey Lewis was the radical cheerleader of this year's Take Back the Night. Lewis said the event "focuses on empowerment, not scare tactics. I can get them riled up, and I can speak out." Raising the energy and sound level at Red Square, she taught the participants three different chants. The chants could be heard throughout classrooms, residence halls and buildings alike as Lewis led all the

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Sophomore Audrey Lewis leads participants in "radical cheers" against sexual assault as they march around eampus at the events Take Back the Night and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on April

participants, including the men participating in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, around the parameters of campus. With the wann sun shining down on them, participants walked for more than a half hour yelling chants in hannony such as "two, four, six, eight, end the violence, end the hate!" and holding up signs that read "consent is sexy." "We, as a culture, tend to remove sexual violence from ourselves," Lewis said. "We say 'oh it happens but to those people, not people like me.'" When looking at PLU, Lewis said, "I think people would be surprised to know how many women and men have been affected by sexual assault." The walk ended in the


Cave on lower campus where PLU's HERmonic perfonned volunteers and shared intimate stories of why they were participating in the event and why domestic violence and sexual assault awareness is so important. "I think their experiences can really tell a lot about how painful it is and how much it impacts their life, and that's something we need others to know," Solorzano said of the conversation afterward. " Events like this really help show the true power of women," sophomore Carly Brooks said. "There are new voices, voices that are often silenced that have an opportunity to speak, and we spoke loud, and we spoke really proud, so I'm proud of PLU for this event."

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ent Ki ndergarteners come to CO l lege 2009, promoting college for elementary students has become an integral part of the Kent School District. For four years, Guest Writers kindergarteners from Kent public schools have been visiting colleges and universities Chris Knutzen Hall rang with shouts in the greater Seattle area, all with the of "don't touch anything yet!" as an anny expectation that someday they will go to of kindergarteners from Martin Sortun college. Elementary School invaded the Pacific The program was designed to get Lutheran University campus. children excited about continuing their Sheets of paper crumpled and crayons education, Randy Nunez, college and dropped to the tabletops as the youngsters career liaison for the Kent School District, r linquished their holds on items available said. at the tables. This is the second year PLU has hosted More than 100 kindergarteners and kindergarteners from schools in the Kent almost 40 parents and staff visited PLU District, but only the first that the School of as part of the Kinder to College program, Education has been involved. The previous fonned specifically for the Kent School year, the visit was coordinated by the District, on Tuesday. Admissions Office. Ever since superintendent of public However, there were problems with last schools Edward Lee Vargas was hired in year, admissions counselor Brandon Bman said. The Office of Admissions couldn't handle 200 kids with 路 only 10 staff members and no student vol unteers, so this year the School of Education stepped in to help. The kindergarteners were excited, to say the least. Dean of the School of Education and M o vement Studies Frank Kline kicked l'ijOTO BY APRIL SHF.ARER off the day KindergarLcner ' learn about differen t sounds made when tapping on glasses enthusiastically filItd with water. Kindergarteners from t he Kent school district visited campus after everyone and parlicipo.ted in activities led by PLU students such as this one on Thesday. was inside the


CK Hall. "We can probably get five students per table," Kline called from the podium as squabbles broke out over seating. Some PLU students attempted to distract from the tempting crayons and paper on the tables by asking how the hour-long bus ride from Kent was. "Super long!" "I was hot!" "I wanted to throw up!" Kline's welcome was brief due to the buses arriving late. Following was a fonnal welcome to the Spanish-speakers in the audience. The kindergarteners, made up of four different classes, were split up after that. Half took tours of the campus and the others remained to take part in science experiments put on by PLU's education majors. Upon hearing that her class was to remain indoors to do experiments, one kindergartener punched the air, shouting, "yes!" eliciting some laughter from onlooking parents. A mad scramble ensued after the classes separated, with kindergarteners leaving in twos, threes or herds, and parents and chaperones follOWing close behind. "Are you guys excited?" was a typical question as five or six students latched onto PLU volunteers from the School of Education and exited the Anderson University Center (AUC). Guides introduced themselves only to have the kindergarteners promptly forget their names as they walked out onto upper campus. "Did we lose a kid already?" one parent asked, looking around as they left the AUe. "You guys came on a really beautiful day," said one of the guides, a sentiment echoed by the parents. Five minutes into the tour, one kindergartener declared she would come to school at PLU. "But if you don't let me, 111 go to a different one," she amended

after her father expressed skepticism. Back at the AUC, the remaining kindergarteners gathered around tables to participate in science experiments. These included observations in color, the magic behind air pressure, bouncing bubbles and musical water cups. Rotations occurred every eight minutes. When all 100 kids had taken tours and helped out with science experiments, Scott Meyer, Martin Sortun's education assistant, took the podium. "How many of you liked going to college today?" he asked. Hands shot up. Before heading off to lunch, the kindergarteners recited a pledge, promising to do well in school, listen to their teachers, help their parents, graduate from high school and go on to college. Their white T-shirts, describing them as college bound and graduates of 2025, were clear enough,


This Kent School District student participates in a

fun leo.rning activity led by


PLU student.

She is pnrt ofthe Kinder to College program that visited campus on Thesday.



sophomore Carly Brooks sees it, has neglected its part in May Day protests and economic injustices against workers, which she said is surprising for a school that is supposedly liberal. "It's a huge day of organizing [for the rest of the world] . What we wanted was to bring it to campus," Brooks said, who is a member of Students of the Left, which sponsored the rally, and Latinos Unidos. Approximately 50 people attended the PLU May Day rally at 10:30 a.m. After gathering in Red Square to hear presenters from Students of the Left share statistics about labor inequality around the world, students and faculty alike marched through campus shouting slogans like "union power!" and "the people, united, will never be divided." Afterwards, Brooks and senior Kenny Stancil, founder of Students of the Left and May Day rally organizer, took a group of 15 students and faculty members to the larger Seattle protest "We Are All Workers! Immigration Reform Now!" Rallies and marches are often an integral part of May Day, where citizen workers can protest injustices that occur in the workplace. The brainchild for PLU's May Day march was the larger rally

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and immigration reform. "I've gone to it, because it could make a difference and so

University changes alcohol policy

other people know it's affecting people in the United States," senior Wendy Martinez, Latinos

PLU will nOw allow i;atered t>eer and Wme services at on;::atnpus events in addition to- meals and receptiMs, ac:ooroing an e--mttil S4m1

Unidos member, said. "I don't see these issues as separate issues from college issues. We're human beings and . . . citizens of the world," Brooks said. Martinez

out Wednesd�y evening by

the Office ofStudent Life.

organizes workshops at her church to educate the latino community to

The Board oi Regents,

the campus Life Committee .md ASPLU all apd on the policy

help students and citizens learn about their rights as immigrants, legal or otherwise. Immigration lawyers are often guests at her talks. "There's a lot of educating

change, and repwsentatives frc>m Finanoo and OperatioI1$, Dinill� and Rel<111 Services, and AuxilMy Set\1cvs 6igned the letter. Oients must �mp1et�

other people about the issue, but also educating the community that's affected," she said. When whether asked

an Application fur a Campus Event: with Alcohol (AC£A).

P'r&YQSt �ptmds to May Day protesl � fight of the �nt

immigration reform might be adversely affected by the recent Boston Bombings suspects' immigration status, Martinez replied, "I think when things


like that happen, immigration . . . takes the back seat." Brooks said she believes the problems of immigration reform

Students march through the Anderson University Center as part of the International Workers' Day protest at PLU on Wednesday morning. Thcy hold cardboard signs made by members of the student group Students of thc Left and shout cheers such as "What's disgusting? Union busting!"

and the problems International Workers Day aims to end are correlated in that they're both consequences of capitalism. Corporations, she said, rely on "exploitable and controllable" workers, who are pitted against one another when acts of

"I don't see these issues as separate issues

from college issues. We're human beings and ... citizens of the world." Carly Brooks sophomore

terrorism are tied to immigration issues.

"If workers were united, they would have a lot more power than those corporations," Brooks said. Stancil, Brooks and Martinez all cited capitalism as being one of the common sources for the various oppressions their different groups speak out about. However, it isn't just about identifying the source of inequality, or even raising awareness for these three young advocates. "We want to see where it

intersects," Stancil said. What Brooks ultimately said she wants after the event is for people to see how particular social justice issues are connected to a larger economic narrative. She mentioned Progress, GREAN and the Women's Center, and said she hopes they know their individual activisms are all interconnected. "I would love for all of those groups to connect the dots on these issues and paint a bigger picture in the way that they're all interconnected," Brooks said.

Lute Loop will be color run this year News Writer

Paint will be everywhere this evening at the Lute Loop Color Run, a 5K run or 2K walk pu on by Lute A

tra itional

, t:ontingent fa� tiled Qrd

with the Washington chapter a( the Service 'Employees fntematiOnaf Onioni PLU went l�«)1Jrt, c.laimmg the National Labor ReJatiQllS Board (N1.R6) did not hav� jurisdiction over PLU. 'The Office of the Provost Sept out an �mai1 to the e-nfire

PLU oonununity daritying the

i$sues �<Ung t.he NLRB apd releasing statistics about the . I'U1tIlWet of coningent tawlty and thcit salaries - information . which admlnlstratltm had

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"You can run, you can do whateyer, but we are not going to be competitive at all." Ray Lader Lute Fit committee member


University event, Lute Loop organizers have transformed it to resemble the official Color Run that happens around th� United States. The p lannin g committee

it to make the event "a little more fun changed

and exciting," Ray Lader, a

committee member of Lu te

Fit, sajd.

An official Color Run i a oompetitive run where competitors are covered in po wder paint at the finish 1me. The paint is thrown at competitors and fills the air, creating a fun and colorful


At the Lute Loo p Color which takes pl ace behind tIt!! track on lower


campus, partJdpants win

have paint tossed at them multiple times. Two paint StatiOIlB will be spaced apart on the loop and final paint station near th end of

the rare.

5K runners will get hi t seven times with paml whilt: 2K runn ra will get tossed With painl three times. The paint IS a p wdered, biodegtadable,

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Participants wb want rotor tossed al them should wear white. This allows tile

volunteers to know who wants paint tossed at them and allows the color to show up better, according to an email sent to pre­ registered participants. "I am excited for the color . I have seen lots of pictures but this is going to be the first time 1 nm

it myself," serlior Niclasen sald.

Robin the official Color Run, this is an event focused

on eur\.


afinosphere was

super (un and welcoming,"

junior Leah

Newell said of

last year's Lute Loop. Lader said it is geared toward the " ,wilitv to corne OUI and have a g d time. You can run, you can do


whatever, but we are not gomg to be competitive at aiL" When runners or walkers am ve th ey will be required t check In. Registration begins at 4 p.m. in the center f the track. Th1!It' will be no assigned numbers to wear

like at

typIcal compeLitive

races, Lader said. People running the event w il l n t be keepmg track of , peclfic bmes either. Studt.'I1ts mOlY bring their own clock if they wish to time themselves.

The Lute Loop Color Run is a free event for students. About $2,000 has been spent on the event so far. "We wanted to provide an opportun,ty for students to be engaged in an event

for free," Lade said. Last year, 175 people attended the Lute Loop event, which Lader said was

one of the biggest turnouts. For this vear's event,

than J 425 people had pre-registered by last Friday. ''It has iust been ' a huge success already, and it's just going to make


the event so much better," Lader said.

There will al � vendors and music at !he event. " 1 am pum ped for this

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one the hands ake and screw en the smile: What career recruiters really look for in potential job candidates By STEPHANIE BECKMAN News Writer 1 emphatically deny the secret to finding a job is a finn handshake. The first time I was told that was in middle school, when we spent an hour perfecting a handshake that was allegedly supposed to express confidence, especially when paired with a " winning" smile. Both of these tips are part of age-old job search manuals. eedless to say, I didn't follow any of the typical advice when I went to the career fair. I wasn't fonnally dressed, and I didn't have a short speech prepared. What I was really interested in finding out was if a handshake and a resume was enough for the 53 employers at the expo or if there was something more. Kerri Greenway, administrative manager for Peace Community Center, was at the first booth I stopped at. She stressed how her organization prefers to hire full time staff that has worked with them before as interns or volunteers. "We're really focused on relationships and long-tenn commitments," Greenway said. "So someone who's never even heard of us before saying like, ' I want a full time job with you' - I don't know if you actually want a full time job with us, because you don't even know who we are or what we do." For the record, Peace Community Center is a non-profit located in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood that works to prepare children to be successful in school and improve their communities. Applying for Global Washington, which promotes international development, was much easier.


"You don't know what they value until you talk to them. So you need to get all of those pieces right to ensure that you have the best chance."

Plant sale to benefit the Trinity Community Food Bank. Trinity Park on C S treet between 12ist and Wheeler streets south. Fri., noon - 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 9 a.ln. 1 p.m.

Tracy Pitt recruiting and outreach manager An intern, Robin Klein, staffed the non­ profit's booth. "Just email them your resume in the application . . . they thrive off of interns," Klein said. Klein said people should not give her resumes, because they might get lost in the shuffle. Staff Recruiter Ian Rozmairek of Interstate Distribution Company, a trucking company, greeted me with a finn handshake and then showed me an extended secret handshake that included fist bumps and low fives before we discussed the technicalities of executing a high five: keep the eye on the elbow. He gave me his work phone number as well as a business card for one of his co-workers. After the expo, I didn't really know what to think. I couldn't decide if my teachers were right by telling me all these little things mattered or if there was something else. Some of those words of advice had worked and some hadn't. I turned to the Career Development Office for some help. Recruiting and Outreach Manager Tracy Pitt from the development office weighed in on my problem. "I see it as a whole package. You don't know what that employer is looking for, so you're going to have a great handshake, you're going to be dressed profeSSionally, [and] you're going to have researched their


company," Pitt said. "You don't know what they value until you talk to them. So you need to get all of those pieces right to ensure that you have the best chance." At the end of the day, the students of Pacific Lutheran University impressed all of the employers, Tommy Skaggs, coordinator of Student Employment and Technology, said. And as forme, 1 learned thatbeing prepared for an interview, p 'en if it's by practicing my handshake with my roommates, isn't a bad thing. And what a handshake won't get you, a high five will.

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After a seven -year hiatus, sitcom returns for fourth season By KELSEY HILMES AdE Editor


It was the announcement that left thousands of fans around the country saying, "I think I just blue myself." After seven years, the writers and cast of "Arrested Development" are reuniting to bring us a fourth season. premiere Scheduled to exclusively on Netflix on May 26, the cult comedy will release all 15 new episodes at once, which will hopefully lead to a new movie. Development" "Arrested follows the story of the once­ wealthy Bluth family, who owns a home-building organization. The wealth disappeared when the company was accused of the treasonous act of building model homes in Iraq. Michael Bluth, the family's only responsible member, takes over the company and tries to keep the family together. season When the third wrapped up in 2006, the writers had no reservations about working their struggle to survive into the final episodes. Plotlines about a "Save our Bluths" fundraiser warned fans of their upcoming demise. Of course, we have to account for the prophetic words in the final episode that a movie producer shared with the character Maeby when she wanted to sell the rights to her family's story. "No, I, uh ... I don't see it as a series. Maybe a

movie." Since then, rumors of the show's great return on the silver screen have been abundant, but no final plans for a feature film have been made. For a while, we thought the character Kitty said "say goodbye to these, because it's the last time youll be seeing them," for the final time. Fortunately, we were given something even better. We got a brand new season. Our beloved Bluths kept us waiting for seven years, but they're not to blame. Since its end, all of the cast's careers have exploded. Michael Cera, who plays George-Michael Bluth, became a household name after his in performances "Juno," "Superbad" and "Scott Pilgrim Versus the World." Jason Bateman, who plays Michael Bluth, also appeared in "Juno," and most recently starred in the film "Horrible Bosses." Will Arnett, who plays Gob Bluth, starred in a number of his own sitcoms, including "Up All Night," and has done voice work for films like "Ratatouille" and "Despicable Me." And Portia De Rossi, who plays Lindsay Bluth, has been doing Ellen. It's no wonder getting the family back together has taken this long with the cast members' busy careers. Even though all of the original characters are returning that hasn't stopped skeptics from

fearing for the show's integrity. Coming back after seven years presents lots of risks. Viewers may not be happy to see where their favorite characters have ended up. The Bluths may have changed too much, or perhaps worse, not at all. Transitioning back into the show is an illusion even Gob wouldn't attempt. Netflix has been particularly stingy in releasing clips of the new season. From what we can tell so far, Buster has picked up a secondhand smoking problem but still has his remaining hand intact after his most recent seal attack. George Michael is now riding a Segway around like his Uncle Gob. Lucille Bluth, who was last seen stealing a ship in the world's slowest police chase, is now under house arrest. Most interestingly, it looks like the whole family is still packed into the crumbling model home, home-fills and all. All rumors aside, our questions will be answered in less than a month. We will finally know what disturbing hijinks have plagued the Bluths over the years, if Maeby and George-Micheal escaped their family's absurdity, if Lindsay and Tobias reconciled and if George and Lucille got any more offensive. So far, the new season is looking solid as a rock. Bring the juice and this season is going to be off the hook. And I believe there was some mention of ice cream.

Blockbusters include 'Monsters University ' and 'The Great Gatsby ' By KATELYNN PADRON Guest Writer

You may have seen "E.T.," the "Indiana Jones" films, the "Star Wars" series, "The Dark Knight" or perhaps "The Avengers." All of these movies have one big thing in common - they were summer blockbusters. By definition, these films generated great success in the box office. Summer blockbusters entertain thousands of moviegoers each summer. "Monsters University" and "The Great Gatsby" are a couple of the highly anticipated films for summer 2013. Sophomore Chris Porter, a film fanatic, said the summer release he is most excited for is "Monsters University." "I love Pixar animated movies, but 'Monsters Inc.' has always been my favorite," Porter said. The movie will feature its original main characters Mike, voiced by Billy Crystal, and Sulley, voiced bv John Goodman. • This time around, the plot will focus on Mike and Sulley's COllege days. Porter said he likes the direction the plot is taking. "'Monsters University' looks really promising to me," Porter

said. "Monsters University" will be showing in theaters starting June 2l. While Gary Susman, writer and critic for the film information site AOL Moviefone, lists "Monsters University" in his top five 'most likely to succeed' summe r films, he placed "The Great Gatsby" at the top of the list for ' overhyped' films. Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby" follows Nick Carraway, played by Tobey Maguire, as he discovers the world of the charismatic millionaire, Jay Gatsby, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio. The film comes to theaters on next Friday. Susman said he believes the 3D element will not add enough to the film to make it worthwhile. Susman's 'believe the hype' list is topped with Sci-Fi action movies including "Star Trek into Darkness" and "Iron Man 3." "Star Trek into Darkness" is J.J. Abram's sequel to his 2009 "Smr Trek" and hits theaters on May 17. Susman predicted that "keen anticipation over this visually lush 3D adventure, and over the secretive nature of the villain (Benedict Cumberbatch), should drive huge opening weekend business and a total of just over

By definition, these films generated great success in the box office. Summer blockbusters entertain thousands of moviegoers each summer.

$300 million."

"Iron Man 3" is another Sci­ Fi action movie predicted to do well in the box office. It is opening today and will run well into the summer. Junior Lewis Hitchiner, a long­ time Iron Man fan, said he will be going to see the film in theater. ''I'm hoping to see an improvement from the second movie," Hitchiner said. He said he felt that the second Iron Man film "didn't have the same feel as the first movie." Hitchiner said he believes that producers save certain films for the summer in order to market to students. Throughout the fall and winter months, classes and homework take up most of a student's time, Hitchiner said, but "during the summer those things are not generally an issue. It allows for more viewers and so more money." Several end-of-the-worldbased movies are also hoping to attract unoccupied students this summer. "After Earth" is a post­ apocalyptic movie starring father and son, Will and Jaden Smith and is coming to theaters on May 31. "World War Z" is a semi­ apocalyptic zombie film starring Brad Pitt. It's based on a novel by Max Brooks and will be in theaters starting June 2l. First-year Denae McGaha will be aboard the fantasy movie train this summer to see "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones." "I've read the books and loved them," McGaha said. Based on the first book in Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" series, the story stars Clary Fray, played by Lily

Collins, as she finds out she is not an average teenager. When a demon kidnaps her mother, played by Lena Headey, Clary sets out to rescue her. Though McGaha anticipates going to see "The Mortal Instruments" she does not think it will be a blockbuster. "It's too cheesy," McGaha said of the

acting and special effects. "The Mortal Instruments" will open on August 23. If you would like to view the trailers for these movies, and many more, visit: http://­ talk/25-most-anticipated-movies­ summer-2013-165010353.html



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Captivating cast drives Game of Thrones By KELSEY MEJLAENDER Copy Editor

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underwhelming. The third, however,

Summer may be coming, but for fans of "Game of Thrones," winter is here. If you aren't watching HBO's epic fantasy series, you should probably reevaluate your life choices.

I t was the most pirated show of 2012, and it enjoys the praise of highbrow critics. Still, this show is not for the faint of heart. It has more characters than students have homework assignments, complex political intrigue, witty dialogue and - as it is a cable show - a plethora of nudity as well as a few wars worth of \dolence. Based on George RR Martin's series, "A Song of Ice and Fire," the series is named for the first book "A Game of Thrones." The show is remarkably similar to the books - it is truly an ideal adaptation. Set in the medieval-esque land of Westeros, the story follows the struggles between several royal families vying for power. lthough it is a fantasy, "Garne of Thrones" takes a refreshing approach to the genre that attracts anyone - even those who don't typically like fantasy. Westeros is a place where magic has somewhat died out. As the audience learns, however, magic has a way of being reborn from the ashes. The third season premiered on March 31 and just released number five of 10 season-three episodes on Sunday.

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always paying their debts - and

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Among these so-called villains

to pick up the pace, and by the fourth episode I was prancing

is the best character of all Tyrion Lannister. Tyrion, played

around my room shouting battle cries and ready to pledge my fealty.

by Peter Dinklage, has the best lines in the series and is hilarious but also shrewd. It is no surprise Dinklage has

It's a soul-wrenching show that makes its audience cheer for characters who are all enemies of each other. There are three contingents of "main" characters. House Stark, painted as the heroes of the story, is a close and loving family with tragedy dogging their heels, but iron wills

won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Tyrion. In this season, Tyrion becomes the centerpiece of one of his family's matrimonial schemes, but he has a few plots of his own to carve out some power for himself. Finally, House Targaryen. This family ruled Westeros for

By the fourth episode I was prancing around my room shouting battle cries and ready to pledge my fealty. and honorable hearts. They are the rulers of the North and often remark, "winter is coming." The best character of group - the illegitimate Jon Snow portrayed by


years until one

process. The exiled Princess Daenerys - played by Emilia Clarke - plots to return to Westeros with an army and reclaim her

birthright. Daenerys is often noted as one of the best examples of character development, growing from a

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Things are really heating up for Daenerys this season as she won herself an army - and my

his conSistently moral decisions and clever thinking. In this season, Jon is struggling to save the North as a spy, a risky endeavor as he grows sympathetic to his enemy's cause. This foe, however, is not the Stark family's primary concern. House Lannister, the richest family in Westeros and at war

the course of the series.

loyalty - at the end of the fourth episode. Having a few dragons to aide her cause certainly doesn't hurt. I

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A photo recap of' Dance Ensemble's Dance 2013, which was performed last Friday and Saturday. Dancers performed in and cont.emporary.



number of student choreographed dances of different genres, including step, hip hop

Art exhibition celebrates soon-to-be graduates By CAMILLE ADAMS AdE Writer Art students proudly showed their work on the opening day of the Senior Art Exhibition on April 24. Students conceived and planned the display, which took three weeks to set up in Ingram Hall, many months before. "I spent upwards of 100 hours on each of my [two] pieces," senior Mimi Granlund said. "It was a labor of love." exhibition, The called

"Unfiltered," featured a variety of art forms arranged throughout the University Gallery. Styles ranged from digital and archival prints and functional sculptures to photography and costume design. Artwork surrounded the viewer from unexpected spots, as three-dimensional pieces were suspended from the ceiling or placed throughout the exhibit, providing a space for viewers to move throughout and interact with the art.

Two-dimensional art, such as photographs and paintings, tastefully surrounded the viewer along the walls. The entire exhibit was bright, cheerful and abuzz with the light chatter of supportive friends and family. Many Pacific Lutheran University faculty members attended the event to show their support. "This showing has a completely different feeling than the one last winter," Adrianne Jamieson, administrative and

communications specialist, said. Jamieson's sister, senior art student Danielle Cryer, was one of the many students whose art was in the exhibit. "I am really impressed with all of the talent on display," Jamieson said. PLU President Thomas Krise and his wife Patty were also present. Each piece of artwork featured a blurb from the student artist about the intention of the piece and the inspiration behind it. Pieces were motivated by ideas

of human behavior, fear, major life events and modem ideas of self, among others. Granlund said she wanted her work to play with the perception of dimensions. Her "Nude 1/4" features a collection of glass jars filled with various amounts and colors of sand. This produces a silhouette, which at first, distant glance may appear to be a two­ dimensional painting but upon closer examination is a three­ dimensional work. Granlund's second piece, "Altering Perspective," reverses the viewpoint, as threedimensional paper images emerge from a two-dimensional paper and ink drawing. The Senior Art Exhibition was a time to recognize the hard work of the soon-to-be graduates, but also to inspire and inform future artists. 'T love seeing all of these good ideas, like the third dimension sculptures/' first-year art student Sarah Henderson said. "To see how people interact with each pIece ' part of the art." A . the seniors look forward to graduation and entering the work force, thev can see the fruits of

yearS of effort. "I am very excited and reLIeved to have the show together," GranJ und said. " It is so great to be their

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able to celebrate as a class." "Unfiltered" is open for viewing in the Ingram Aer GaJ lery through May 25.


MAY 3, 2013

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St dents try ' oing it With the Lights On'

Capstone documentary addresses sex education in schools By RACHEL DIEBEL A dE Writer

At the end of every year, Pacific Lutheran University seniors are always scrambling to put the finishing touches on their capstone papers and presen t them. This year, a few women's and gender studles ma jors are doing things a little differently The: women's and gendM studies capstone class ha spent its semester putti ng toget her a docum�tary iUed no tng it With the Lights On." documentary features TI, intervi ws p ro fessionals, college students and high school students about their experiences wi h sex educa tIon and an accompanying website, avrulable at http://rationalcreaturesm dia. �, thal provid es help fu l links and persona l stories from the capstone clas . "1 think the topic IS relevant 10 everybody in the class, " <;enio r Ariel Roberts said. "Everybody either gets sex education or the don t, and th a t has some 50rt of influenc on their de�elopment of healthy sexuality of healthy a na und�tandin • " elationship. . Several member the receIved training sessions �la trom fh u rst n Co.lOty public telev ision in OlympIa. They learned ho t use cameras, lights and microphones for their


"It Wal a challenge," senior

"It was a Aud rey Lew is said. good thin g we all had a nice sense

of humor. It was a lot of work ." The most difficult part of the process, the students said, was making the doctJmentary fit with the visions, Jdeas and interests of the entire class and still producing a cohe si ve fi l m . "It wou ld have been r ally easy 10 set it up so fuat It wa s only one person' s perspective of what thE: film shou ld be," Lewis said . "We r any wanted to make sure that didn't happen. We wan ted to incorporate everyone's vi ion." The stu dents chose to make a d cumentary instead of d oin g a more trad i ti on al paper because they thought it would be more accessible as a learning tool. "It's more accessible to the general public than a paper where we lise academic language and cite deep feminist theories you'd have to have taken college classes on to unders tand," Lewis said. "Everyone can wa tch a documen tarv and relate and llndetstand 'peopl who are verY • Sim ilar to themsel ves." The students said their goal WIth the d cumentan' is to make it a resource on Cam pus ior anyone who wants to show i t, for a lass, dub or otht'[ purpose. LuleFit p lOsored part of he budget to rna 'e Lh · film, and so the film will bi.' mad e a railable 10 lhe m as well. Students of the ca pstone class aJso said they harbor hop es 0 enlering it into film festivals, as w II as putting it

online. Apart

from learn ing how to


use caInera e q u i pm ent and how to edit, the class learned many things about se education they said surprised them . didn't "I r e a l i z e how quite i nco n istent s e x u a l education was." said. Roberts isn'l "There any consistent , tandard . Even It\ ou r class, some people had p hen om ena l ex periences and people !lClme learn didn't anything at all." J unior Selina Ma ch agreed , PI1O'TO COL'IlrESY OF WWW.I!ATIO ·�TU\ !laymg, it was . ludell! work Oll I heir documcntary 111m "DoIDf( it Witl, the Lil(hl./; On." whlf'h I""u-'>es on t he in teresting "to l'urreJll " le .. r 'C �Ju Unn. Thc grnUI b mnklng lit • dOCIlllC l lllll1') in lilililhllen\ or 'apNI DC Ul even "lee �wremenl./; nnd chosc the film b cnD c il I rlIOTl� m'cesHible 1 0 its aurlienc Wa s h i ng to n h ow State, d i f i e r e n t everyone'S [sexual eduCll tionJ e:perience ill:' " Doi ng it With the tights On" will premit!Te for the first ti me on May 16 al 7 p.m. in the Ca 'e U will plo,y again at the women's and gender studies capstone pr sen ta tion on May 23. The film will then be available for use by anyone wh is interested.

Mus' cal per ormance mixes science and sound By KELLI B REl.AND A.dE Writer


Prepare for an experience like none other an d perhaps a sensory overload. Because on May 1 1, he Vni ersity Wind Ensemble and Universi ty Singers will be performing "Cosmosis," an exhilarating musical performance b ased on the science-themed poetry of May Swenson. The piece was select d as part of the Sl"hool of Arts and Communi tion "empowerment" focus series. "Cosmosis," tel ls the gtory of a science experiment. "Somebody questi ned whether a spIdel' could spin a web in space," Brian Galante, associate director of choral studies, said. Galante is co-directing "Cosmosis" with Edwin Powell, director of bands. Swenson' s poetry proVl des the foun dation . of the piece as it depi cts the struggles ot a spider trying to construct a web without the assistance of gravity . Diggi ng deeper behind SwenSon' lines and poems, an accessible theme is d ar. '1t' about taking those ri ks f discovery even though it m ight fail. We are stronger for trying. even if it was a failure," Galante said. Swenson's creative poetry evolved into the music of "Cosmosis" under composer Susan Botti. "What's really cool is the composer is

"It's not bizarre, but it' s not mainstream. Not mainstream at all." Maura Winter junior

actua ll y going to sing the sepran


j�or MauTa Winter, a university singer,

srud. Botti wiJI be reheaISin wiLh the University Wind Ensemble and University Singers next week, and she will sing her part durin the p rformance on May 1 1 . While au dience members can expect a concert, they certamly should not count on typical oeal and instrumental sounds alone. " It's not bizarre, but it' s not mainstream. Not ma.i:nstream at all' " Winter said. Winter and Galante said that along . WIth normally wri tten notes, the music also includes chanting, adio sounds, insane laughter, rapping a d even white noise. Parts of the performance will also feature i m prOVisation. " The sound s are meant to be evocative of space, of different areas of science and exploration and discovery," Galante said. Winter said the Idea of space wIll also be conveyed by images projected on the waIls of Lagerquist Concert HaJ I during the concert. AB part of the combination of science and m usic exemplified in the performance of "Cosmosis," audience ���bers will have the opportunity to Jom m on a science lab in the Mary Baker Russell Music Center's amphitheater after listening to the concert. The multi-discipline performance "is truly one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences," junior Taylor Ruyffeleare, a university singer, said. "It's so different from anything you'd normally hear." "Cosmosis" will be performed on May 1 1 at 8 p.m. in Lagerquist. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $5 for senior citizens, $3 for alumni and are free for ages 18 or younger. They are now available at the Pacific Lutheran University Concierge Desk.



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It's getting to be that time of year when parkas and ram boo ts are pu away and exchanged tor swimsuits and flip flops. Similarly, tt's about that time when magazines, commerdals and pnnt ads become plastered with perfectly sculpted "beach bodies." More accurately, perfectly retouched bodies. It i n great revelati n that the Images VI. � in magazines are hi�hly crulmized and hi ghl . altered via Photoshop. Knowledge of the intentfonal alteration of photos doe:.-n't al way s lessen the images' ID\pact, however. It i s an too easy to be convinced and onsumed by the power of the images dissemina ted by the media. However, that is their point exactly . The int t of d vertisers is to con ince consume rs to purchase a product, to subsaibe to belief, to embody - r yeam to embody the im age that is presented to them. The ide I beach body IS an arbitrary image manufa ctured to rouse the insecurities f the p blic in order to purchase something, be it a fancy diet plan, a gym membership, a health magazine or cellulite cream - whatever the heck that stuff is

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The lmplicabons of the iabncated beach b dy standard are great. One of the problems is t at i t creates a value system or body ty� with the elusive beach body physique as the archetype. Those hose bodles do not na turally conform to this standard are deva l ued, made to feel awkward and driv to "correct." It g\,!ne ra tes the notion that certam bod ies are problematic b dies - a notion that is al toge ther false. Also, the term itself implies that certain b ies are not prepared to be found at certam locales - like the beach - or in certain clothing - like swimsuits. By deeming certain bodies as beach bocties or bikini bodies, persons whose bodies do not fit in these categories are regarded as msuitable and unacceptable for certain places and articles of clothing. An additional wrinkle in the beach body phenomenon is that it encourages unhealthy behaviors. By nature, the entire concept of beach bodies highlights supposed shortcomings in one's natural body


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se who feel compel led to change their bodies often do so In harmful ways, including severe restriction of caloric intake and obsessi\�e exercise routines. If concrete acti n in termsofeating r exerasing habits is no t taken, the p ychological and emotional tress end ured by individual vh eel as though their bod ies are "wrong" 's intense and damaging. As a soclt4y we most reject th e ide a and label of "beach bodv." It creates a hIera rchy, i and ex \uB ive and promotes unhealthy thoughts a d actions. It is ver justified to separate and value people differently on the basis of appearance. We must instead open our minds to embrace and respect all bodies and the people who inhabit them.


Ruthie Kovanen hails from the great state of Michigan, is a sophomore at Pacific Lutheran University and is studying anthropology, Hispanic studies and women 's and gender studies. She is the incoming co-editor of PL U's social justice magazine,The Matrix.

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publ ished an in-depth piec investigative regarding St'lxual ru ault at Pacific Lutheran University. It examined the effectiveness of education and prevention programs and orgamzations, such as Green Dot and SAPET, explored the value f resources to he1p victims, including the Victim Advocate and Grcles of Healing, and looked at how student condu handles perpetrators as reported by victims. Here are s me important corrections and clarifications: Ray Lader's title is Associate Director of Stud nt Conduct, not Assistant Director. Matt Freeman, not Matt Munson, is the Director of th Health and COIUlseling Centers. It is Lader's responsibility, not faculty's, to inform all parties Involved about the student conduct process. Title IX is a set of guidelines released by the Office of Gvil Rights, under the Department of Education, to ensure that all students are treated equa lly. In student conduct investigations, this means that both sides get access to equivalent resources. Lader said he did not believe a sexual assault victim would ever receive a warning letter from Title IX for getting their alleged attacker fired from a position on campus. It is also important to note that the students represented in the arti Ie were a random sample of three students out of dozens who go through the conduct system each year for sexual assault who felt strongly enough about this issue - and comfortable enough talking about it - to contact me to share their stories. They do not represent all victims or all peoples' experience with the conauct system, and according to Eva Johnson, the dean of development and student director of student involvement and leadership, students accused of sexual assault are "more often than not" suspended from PLU with little to no chance of being allowed to return.

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Many have now heard of the contingent faculty organizing to form a union on Pacific Lutheran University'S campus. Indeed, many may well have read or watched the interviews with faculty (tenured, tenure-track and contingent). The creation of a contingent union came about as the result of months of hard work and discussion by your contingent professors as a means to gain greater voice on this campus (we make up nearly 50 percent of the faculty). What many of you may not know is that, having filed with the National Labor Relations Board for an election on April 11, the university administration has now stepped in to block that process with what many

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MAY 3, 2013

Eight things that scare first years at the end 'of year one By ANNA SIEBER



the At beginning of the year, we were frightened by the sexual a s s a u l t s t a t i s tics, condoms in the bathroom and mystery smells permeating the buildings on campus. Now, seven months later, we are veterans of the school. Nothing can scare us, except these things:

8. Declaring a major I hear I'm supposed to know what I want to do with my life. At this point, the school still tells us it is okay to be undecided, but come this time next year, it will be a completely different story.

means have That apprOximately 54 weeks to know my major, and thus, what I want to be when I grow up. I do not know if I am ready for that.

make some new friends, and that is a lot of hard work. Fun.

5. Realizin g the first

year is all b ut over

7. Recognizing your status as ice cream aficionado There is this awful moment when you realize you have tried nearly every flavor of Ben & Jerry's and Haagen-Daaz available in Old Main Market. The knowledge that you could recognize just about every flavor blindfolded is a little disconcerting, and it is a massive statement about your life choices.

6. Realizing some friends might be gone People study away. That means they are not here. A great number of my friends are studying away during the same semester next year. So I am going to have to

So much was done this year. So much was accomplished. So many games of Bananagrams were played. It is like I have all the time in the world. The possibilities are endless. The world is my oyster. I have a whole three years left.

4. Realizing that there are only three years left That means I have to know what I want to do with my life in just three short years. I have to have my . . . stuff . . . together. There are only three years left, and I still want to study away and that has to be possible somehow. Then there is that worry that I wasted my time taking a class I did not need or enjoy when I could

have been taking something that would have helped me toward a second major or at least a minor - or that I could have had fun in, bare minimum. And there are only three years left to play Bananagrams with my friends.

work a few jobs, so I am taking in money, too. Yet the real world is expensive, and I certainly do not make enough bank to afford it. How much Ramen and drip coffee can I really consume?

3. Knowing it is time to

a serious case of Bananagrams mania

1. Possibly having

put the big kid pants on

This summer, I very well may need to seek professional help for my addiction to Bananagrams. It is interfering with my schoolwork and social life - okay, playing Bananagrams comprises a good portion of my social life. Like a drug dealer, I try to get other people addicted to Bananagrams so they will play with me. Generally, it is very unhealthy. But, hey, it is better than actual drugs, right?

We are old, hardened students. We do not need the school or our professors to hold our hands and walk us to class anymore. Obviously, we are fu ll-fledged adults ready to take on the world. Yeah, right. Please keep holding my hand. Please. I need it like I need to play more Bananagrams.

2. Being a really poor college stu dent

Anna Sieber is afirst-year student at Pacific Lutheran University. She likes to write - which is why you 're reading this.

It seems impossible that I could have spent that much money over the course of a year. And I

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him. Finally, get out when you l2n an(J take P<ivantp.g.e 01 the �et'. Co on a long walk if your grandfather is driving you insane. Invhe some old friends to gil bowling. Walk the dog I gue$S you coultt try putting a leash on a cat too. lf �u reel tra�, phone a friend; Us� ihe1y1l .� pre,.tty ruwer to-C1)me pkk yow u:p. �s if ,peeial shoot 1lut \0 tho"" people "&Oing home for the fitSt tIme. Jrs 1tt!tV�clililg you have a ncw ooJ1lUlI ancl that is going to he different. �emem�t that your �ts have a new nonnal, d �veJYthtng is going to feel weird fer e�one. But y� gttyS \Vl11 make it ttVough t.ogetbet. Some of \$, myself inclUded, are going ltJ .a new heme (or the . fitst time. 'l;hacs Prettx tno . g ® >cif:!n tr¢:; proytlking.;,$lt anYQ there.' So !t"Y sonw open cotrmt1.fhh::atigt\, With· your patents, and J�l � that e�one is dOing th(fu,best. Good Jirck and have a great summer.

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people to lower class children

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for all Natives. I caution you to

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about a new culture.

MAY 3, 2013



PLU as s e en by a graduating s enior leaving or entering the AUC, then blame it on this strange phenomenon.


My time here at Pacific University Lutheran

is coming to an end. I

graduate in May and can truly say I have had a great time since transferring from Pierce College in 201l. There are many things about PLU I will miss

- my friends, student media and the great classroom discussions. However, there are many things about PLU that I will not miss after I leave. I will not miss the people who hold the door open for you from a mile away. It's usually a sign of good manners when

someon� holds the door for you, but these people take it to the extreme. I either have to sprint to the door to take advantage of your goodwill or risk looking like a jerk when I calmly continue my pace. You may have good intentions, but most people can handle the door just fine.

If you're helping people who might have trouble opening the door on their own, then by all means, be polite. The only other time

you should be holding the door open is when someone is following right behind you and is ready to hold it also.

The over-polite door-holders are in no way related to the people who can't seem to use

more than the first two doors at the entrance of the Anderson University Center (AUC).

If you've ever been caught in a people-jam

I actually thought the other doors were broken when I first arrived on campus. Turns out, it isn't the doors that are broken.

Since we're talking about doors, I will definitely not miss the Mega Door in Ingram

Hall. Anyone who's been to Ingram should know exactly what I'm talking about.

It is literally the hardest door I have ever tried to open. Less intimidating doors have

nightmares about Ingram's Mega Door. Bank vault doors aspire to Mega Door's standard of stubbornness. Mega Door is supposed to be the disabled access door that opens at the touch of a

button. Except that the button is about the only thing that can force it apart. Our entire athletic department should develop a workout centered on Mega Door. As a side

note, Mega Door is also the archenemy of the over-polite door-holder. I will most certainly not miss the people who - just because they're in a group - refuse to go single file on the stairs or

sidewalk. I call them staircase bullies. This crazy game of chicken happens when two or more friends just can' t seem to accept that one may need to walk behind the other for three-tenths of a second to be polite to the rest of us normal humans using the sidewalk or stairs. Instead, they force you to bump into them,

squeeze to the side or stop walking altogether if you were a peasant in the presence of


sidewalk royalty. Beg pardon, milord.

On a funny, but very serious note, I will not miss the bird attacks near Mortvedt

There are many things about PLU I will miss . . . however, there are many things about PLU that I will not miss after I leave.


Concern over PLU's response to contingent faculty plans to unionize I



Library. Yes, this is a real thing. If you are lucky enough to attend PLU during nesting

season, then you too have the chance to be maliciously pecked by a murder of overprotective crows. Okay, I admit that I was never pecked, but they cawed at me plenty, and the signs PLU put up about it made me nervous. I already have a fear of becoming a target for

bird droppings, so the warnings about diving birds did not help. My time at Pacific Lutheran University has been special, filled with great memories and, as much as I complain, I wouldn't trade my experience for anyth mg. I feel like we are all part of the same PLU family no matter where we came from. Even if that family includes staircase









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human right for everyone.

and joining unions as a basic A basic human right. Yet, our leadership

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expensive, union-busting lawyers to




from exercising this right. Is this the justice we are supposed to be


teaching and modeling? Is this how

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PLU to be known? Opinions differ on whether a union is the right solution for the plight of our contingen t faculty. And that is just as it should be.


universi ty ought to be a place

where different pini os engage ea other, and where multiple perspectives are heard. So if the administration wants

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bargaining, they are welcome to do so.

Inequality between straight and gay endangering domestic violence victims By KELSEY MEJLAENDER

Copy Editor

In a century that is r e d e fi n i n g the normal f a m i l y ,

i n t i m a t e relationships are just as c o m p l i c a ted as ever. On a

national scale, society is slowly but surely beginning to see straight and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) couples as equals, and as equally normal. And while normal can bring

storybook romance, fun, shared memories and a future of growing old and grey together, it can also bring the ugly side of human relationships. Domestic violence is a crime

committed against both women

and men, and it is a problem not

restricted to one class, race or sexual orientation. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs released a 2011 report in October 2012 detailing intimate partner violence in selected LGBTQ and HIV-infected communiti