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The official student-run newspaper of Sterling College, serving since 1889 • For updates and more info, visit http://stir.sterling.edu Volume 113 Issue 9
ON THE INSIDE Opinion: Page 6 Editorial Weekly Tornado “Cup of Joe” Cartoon SGA Column Campus Pulse
Features: Page 7 Ultimate Frisbee Love Sterling Psychology Conference Entertainment Review
A team of Ultimate Frisbee players line up and wait for the game to begin. The Frisbee team plays every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3:30 p.m. in front of Campbell hall. Photo by Alyson Kumpula
Sports: Page 8 Track Tennis Baseball Softball
THISWEEK Today. Raya.327 - Union @ 3:30pm Tennis vs. Bethany College @ Lindsborg, KS - 3:00pm
Friday. LSP- Heritage Hall @ 10:00am Baseball vs. Bethany @ 1:00pm Virtual Stock Exchange Game final meeting - Thompson @ 6:30pm
Saturday. Tennis vs. Friends @ 9:00am Track & Field @ Bethel College Baseball @ Bethany College Softball @ McPherson College
Sunday. Chapel - Amy Woods @ 7:00pm
NEWSBITES Spring Formal This Saturday CAB is hosting the Spring Formal at Marcella’s in Hutchinson. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. with a dance following. For more information or directions to the restaurant you can contact Alyson Kumpula at akumpula01@ sterling.edu
2010-11 SGA members take office By CHRIS LATINI Staff Writer Yesterday, renovations in the Student Government Association office were complete as the old executive cabinet cleaned out their desks to make room for the 2010-2011 SGA members. With only one member of the previous SGA returning, Vice President of the senate Mike Danski, the newest student leaders are ready to begin their terms in office. “I am most excited about the opportunity I have to be a part of the “behind the scenes” work in making next year a great experience for the students of Sterling College,” Executive Secretary junior Anita Bunney said. Newly elected SGA president junior Alyson Kumpula said she decided to run for this position because she wanted to inspire change. “I am most excited to make a difference in Sterling,” Kumpula said, “I love Sterling and am excited to see the changes it will go through.” Kumpula also encouraged respect and appreciation for this past year’s SGA cabinet and said former SGA president senior Matt Ehresman was a great person to learn from. “I think more than anything I have learned what to do by
The newly elected members of the SGA executive cabinet pose for their first group picture. From left, sophomore Ryan Corwin, junior Mike Danski, freshman Mike Redondo, sophomore Matt Hastings, junior Alyson Kumpula, sophomore Kelly Johnson and junior Anita Bunney. Photo by Chris Latini Matt’s example,” Kumpula seeking new members next ministry and so their spiritual year,” Hastings said. “I would formation is imperative.” said. Along with building relaThough the new executive eventually hope to see every cabinet just took over, plan- student on campus involved tions, Redondo said he had big ning for next year’s activities, with an organization in some plans for chapel next year. “I hope to be more involved clubs and events has already way.” Along with Hastings, SGA with chapels than my predebegun. Director of Campus Activi- chaplain freshman Mike Re- cessor was able to,” Redondo ties sophomore Matt Hastings dondo is planning for the new said. “I personally find Chapel has already begun setting year and speaks extensively of rejuvenating and think it is a great opportunity to reach out goals for next semester while his passion for his position. “I look forward to strengthto the student body.” trying to keep up with what The new executive Cabinet is going on in this last month ening relationships with the dorm chaplains,” Redondo has already moved into the of school. “I would like to see all of the said, “In my opinion, the Union and began having reguorganizations more actively strongest ministry is relational lar office hours this week.
Death of student raises SGA explores possibility safety concerns of adding a student fee By TAYLOR LIBBY Editor-in-Chief Last Thursday morning, during a business writing class with professor Kathy Glynn, first-year student Tim Hoover collapsed after having a heart attack. Hoover had a complicated medical history, which included a long struggle with diabetes, and did not survive the attack. Junior Adam Beutler was in the class when Hoover collapsed and said Glynn and another student, who are both trained first responders, did everything they could to help until the EMTs arrived. “It was really neat to see how many students really cared about what was going on,” Beutler said. “If their help could have been used to do something, they were there.” Following Hoover’s death, there has been a great deal of discussion about the access faculty, staff and students have to medical supplies, especially in emergency situations. Although in Hoover’s situation there was little that could have been done, having access to basic medical supplies in a time of emergency is a clear need. “Tim had walking pneumonia and in a good first aid kit there would have been a mouth guard to prevent the spread of germs,” Beutler
said. “I’m not sure what other things could have been done even if there would have been a decent first aid kit, but who knows if in another situation it could have helped save a life.” Vice President of Student Life Tina Wohler said even before the situation with Hoover, the college has been looking into ways to be more prepared during an emergency medical situation. Wohler said she had begun looking into getting CPR training for all resident directors, resident assistants and student chaplains because that would mean at least 30 more people would have basic medical knowledge. “If we can do anything to assist immediate response, where we are doing what we are trained to and not what we think we should do, that is what we are working towards,” Wohler said. Outside of simply providing more training to faculty, staff and student leaders, Beutler said having good emergency kits in every building would be a huge step in the right direction. “The college should find uniform, certified first aid kits and they can be put right by the front door to every building,” Beutler said, “then if someone in a certain building gets hurt everyone knows they can get what they need right away.”
By TIM LUISI Senior Staffer As budget cuts continue to be felt in every department of Sterling College, the Student Government Association has looked to increase funding for activities and organizations across campus including CAB, SCOR and STIR through a student activity fee. First suggested by communications professor and SGA advisor Ken Troyer, SGA began to look at this possibility in order to provide itself a guaranteed amount of money to distribute at the beginning of each school year, which would not be subject to administrative control. “I guess initially, what motivated it [the student fee] is that I didn’t understand how the funding that SGA had could be cut in the first place because enrollment is going up,” Troyer said. “And that’s when I realized, oh we don’t have any student fees here; we don’t have any specific amount that we control.” While SGA recognizes that most students will balk at the idea of paying even more money to SC in addition to increasing tuition costs, there is already nearly $72-75 a semester per student that goes to the SGA. The student fee, which would raise the amount to $100 per student per semester, would make it so that amount could not be used on anything but what SGA deems necessary. “All that money would go strictly towards SGA,” former SGA Treasurer Dustin Johnson said, “because right now the administration gives us whatever funds they feel that we deserve for that year. Like, there’s no set $102 per student for the year.” According to former SGA president Matt Ehresman, the additional funds raised by the fee would be used for more and better activities, physical improvements to the campus as well as an increase in salaries for student organization positions. While this last possibility might sound self-serving, when looking at the pay that most student positions receive, it is clear that an increase in pay is necessary in order to keep the positions alive. “I made more money as student body president in 1993, when I was a senior at Bethel, than I think everyone in SGA combined,” Troyer said. “At the point that you have people running unopposed for positions, one of the reasons is who wants to put in that amount of time for that limited amount of money? When they sit down and figure it out, they’re making like $1.38 an hour.” While the student activity fee will not be installed for the 2010-2011 school year, as Sterling College has already held its budget meeting for next year, it will hopefully be implemented in the 2011-2012 school year.
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OPINIONS Weekly Tornado
Solution to room Burn out epidemic spreads through campus shortage fairly simple In an ironic turn of events, in my environmental science class last Friday, we were taught about the dangers that overpopulation poses to the world. I say ironic, because this same scenario, albeit on a much smaller scale is occurring on our very campus at this moment. From what I have been told, we are nearly out of room for future and current students, with the very real possibility of the college ending up anywhere from 20 to 40 beds short next semester. What this means is that already crowded dorm rooms will become even more so. For example, in Kilbourn Hall it will become a requirement to fill most rooms with four students, rather than just a possibility, and in Campbell Hall it will be nearly impossible to obtain a single room; that is if you can get a room at all. This is not a problem that is going to go away anytime soon as annually Sterling College is bringing in record or near-record amounts of freshman. If we’re almost out of room now, just imagine the difficulties we will be facing two years from today. While this is an ongoing situation, luckily enough, there are a few things that the college can do to help alleviate it. For starters, why hasn’t the third floor of Campbell Hall been renovated yet? Doing this and extending the fire escapes would add a nice amount of rooms. This could be done quickly and would be a great temporary solution. While building more dorms is certainly an option, it would most likely be both expensive and time consuming. The cheapest and easiest way that the college could create more space, therefore, would be to simply give all upperclassmen the option of living off-campus. I realize that the college needs money and that students living off campus provide less income to the school than those in the dorms, but at the same time, if we don’t have the room, we don’t have the room. Sterling College will still be fine financially, as all of the dorms will be filled, leaving more than enough money to cover costs, and this will give upperclassmen the chance to learn how to live on their own. Whatever Sterling decides, however, it must do so quickly. Space is becoming more and more limited, creating stress for students and less room for the college to expand. Quite simply, we’re almost out of time. -- Tim Luisi, Senior Staffer
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By ALYSON KUMPULA problem that we at SC are now facing is someStaff Writer thing called burn out. Of course burn out happens even when we try to avoid it, but why is it so prevalent at Sterling? What about this college makes every student, come March, just want to quit everything and go home? More often than not, I hear students complain Being involved at Ster- that faculty and staff ling College is a must. simply expect too much Whether you have a from them. Whether you scholarship to maintain, are an RA wondering a reputation to build or how you are going to a résumé to polish, most have six hall events with students find themselves five dollars, a work study doing some sort of extra- student with more work curricular activity. The than the hours you are
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allotted or you stay up all night painting the set of whatever show is happening that week, there may be times when you look back and think “if only they didn’t expect so much.” But is that really the issue? Maybe what we need to do is learn prioritizing, time management and other leadership qualities that don’t come naturally to everyone. There are a lot of natural born leaders at SC, but natural talent needs to be polished and guided. What we need more than anything, I believe, is leadership training. No, not just the week
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before classes start, or once a month on Monday nights, but an hour a week of training from those who not only have been in college, but who know what it is like to leave college and meet the demands of the world. What we need are people to train heavily involved students on campus so that come March we aren’t dying, because when the “real world” hits, unless you find yourself in the academic realm, you won’t have three months of summer vacation to recover and burn out will not be an option.
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What was your favorite campus event this year?
You know it’s the end of the year when more people are waiting for the library to open than the cafeteria.
Remembering the good old days
was in the 90’s. Do you By MATT HASTINGS Director of Campus Activities remember all the great shows? Are You Afraid of the Dark, Boy Meets World, Doug, Captain Planet, Rocco’s Modern Life, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Wishbone just to name a few. Remember when a three page “research paper” made you think Today I realized that in that your teacher was just over three months I out to get you and you will be twenty years old, would never get past no longer a teenager and sixth grade? well on my way to forty. Remember when a I’m losing my hair and “band” was five guys starting to freak out a without instruments? little bit. Remember when This realization has you didn’t have a debit made me look back on card, and your allowmy life and think about ance seemed like a lot of how I have spent the last money? twenty years (almost), Remember when the and man has it been Chicago Bulls were the good. best team ever and ev If only I could be a kid eryone had to own a pair again. Television will of Air Jordans? never be better than it Remember Y2K when
we all thought the world was going to end? (Only two more years until 2012!) It’s weird to think about a time before Facebook, text messaging, DVDs and student loans, or even before flat screen televisions, Wikipedia, PS3’s and the War on Terror. Sure, life was easier then, but just think: in twenty more years we will all look back and say “Remember how awesome, fun and easy being in college was?” What I’m trying to say is slow down and don’t stress too much about all the things you have to do before school is out. Enjoy being young. Hang out with friends, attend a campus event or just lay out in the sun. Oh, and remember what Mr. Feeny had to say, “Believe in yourselves. Dream. Try. Do good.”
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“I really like dancing a lot, so the dances are my favorite. The Campbell Hall rave is definitely in my top two.” - sophomore Emily Konrade
“Definitely either the Campbell Christmas party or Monte Carlo Night.” -freshman Mike Redondo
“The Campbell Hall rave because most of my friends are there and it was a good, safe, fun time.” - freshman Megan Walker
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Ultimate Frisbee team to host weekend tournament By TAYLOR LIBBY Editor-in-Chief
On Saturday, Frisbee teams from across the state will converge to participate in the Sterling College Ultimate Frisbee tournament. Junior Scott McCaulley is the organizer behind the tournament and said this is the third tournament that has been hosted by SC. “Last year’s tournament was not as successful as we had hoped due to the weather,” McCaulley said, “but the goal is for it to become an annual tournament.” Along with the everchanging Kansas weather, McCaulley said Fris-
bee tournaments are hard to host because teams tend to be unreliable, making it difficult to finalize a schedule for tournament play. Teams from Wichita State, Emporia State, Wichita High School, McPherson and Kansas Statue University along with three teams from Sterling are set to come to the tournament. Though the schools invited to the tournament aren’t necessarily in our conference, McCaulley and fellow teammate junior Paul Brandes both said SC has a good chance of doing very well against the other teams.
Junior Zak King looks to pass to freshman Kyle Davis while being blocked by freshman Jesse Kagarise during a game of Ultimate Frisbee. Photo by Kelly Johnson “We have three very competitive and talented teams in the tournament this weekend,” Brandes said. “I would not be surprised if it was two Sterling teams in the championship.” Ultimate Frisbee at Sterling College has be-
come a very popular extra-curricular activity and McCaulley said part of the reason the teams were so competitive was because students who come to SC to play sports often find their way onto the Frisbee field. “We are fortunate
enough to pick up injured players or players who have left their sport,” McCaulley said. “With that said, I would contend that our athleticism on the Frisbee team rivals that of any sports team on campus.” The Frisbee tourna-
ment will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday and will be held at Lyons High School. If you are interested in participating contact McCaulley at firstname.lastname@example.org, though he cannot guarantee a spot on a team.
Psychology professor named president Campus declares Love Sterling Day “If this project can sustain itself ROBIN SMART of Southwest Psychological Association BySenior over the next few years, I think it Staffer By RYAN CORWIN Staff Writer
On Wednesday, April 8th, psychology professor Dr. Arn Froese and several students traveled to San Antonio, TX for the Southwest Psychological Association’s annual conference. While the trip to the conference was an educational opportunity for the students, professional accomplishments were made for Froese, who was named president of the association. Froese said he hopes to use his new seat in office as an opportunity to spread the knowledge of Sterling College’s findings to the psychology community. “Next year I’m going to use the data that the students collected this year plus information that students are going to collect this semester and next fall in my inaugural address,” Froese said. Seniors Denyse Inman and Christina Carpenter both presented the psychology department’s study over text messag-
Senior Denyse Inman gives a presentation on the effects of texting in the classroom at a psychology conference. Photo courtesy Arn Froese ing and the effects it has on students’ ability to retain information presented in class. “Lots of people have studied the effects of texting on driving,” Froese said. “very few have studied the effects of texting in the classroom.” Overall the experi-
ence was a success for students and professor alike. “The experience was extremely valuable,” Inman said. “In addition to learning a lot about psychology and the different areas of it I was also able to make connections.”
On Saturday, May 1 the citizens and friends of Sterling are invited to participate in Love Sterling, a day devoted to making the town a better, more beautiful place. Theology and ministry professor and chaplain Craig and Anne Smith first heard about the idea while living in Bristol, England. “The churches of Bristol got together and had a Love Bristol weekend--doing work projects, throwing barbecues, just loving on the rough parts of the city,” Anne said. The Smiths thought they could make the event work in Sterling, and the students in Craig’s Urban Ministry stepped to organize the event as a class project. Sophomore Jordan Stineman, a student in the class, is the church liaison for Love Sterling. As the main contact for the local churches, he organizes their needs (projects that can be done for them) and assets (people and tools that can help). “It’s nice to see change coming about in a new way in Sterling,” Stineman said. Some of the projects already lined up include painting fire hydrants and chipping paint off of houses. The leaders of Love Sterling would like to see the event become an annual tradition, and so far the community is strongly supporting the idea. Both the city and the churches have been very helpful in volunteering people and services.
will change Sterling for the better in a lot of ways,” Stineman said. To keep the workers energized, the Reformed Presbyterian Church will provide sack lunches for all workers, and the college cafeteria will have sack lunches for all students with meal plans. Love Sterling is not only an event but also an official student organization under SGA. Many students outside the Urban Ministry class have volunteered to work for the day. Several have already signed up via the Facebook group ‘Love Sterling’ and on the sign-up sheets outside the cafeteria and in the local churches. Head football coach Andy Lambert has even pledged 50 football players to volunteer their strength and stamina for the event. Essentially, Love Sterling is a large group effort to bless the community and help others through acts of service. “To me, it is important to translate good ideas and good intentions into action,” Anne said. “One of my favorite things is to work hard on something I believe in with people I enjoy.” All students and residents of Sterling are invited to join in the work. Volunteers who have not signed up beforehand can meet at the gazebo by the lake where they will be assigned jobs. There will be a party by the lake at 5:30 p.m. and an optional worship service following.
Superhero movie entertaining, falls short of potential
By TIM LUISI Senior Staffer There is a moment about two thirds of the way though Kick-Ass, the latest film based on a graphic novel, where one of the lead characters is shown strapped to a chair, doused in kerosene and slowly engulfed in flames. The scene up until that point, much like the film itself, was filled with
wonderful creativity and genuine excitement; this was a superhero film unlike any other before it. But, just as the character trapped in the chair slowly was choked of life, so the focus and innovations that possessed the film prior to this crucial scene all but disappeared. Starring Nicholas Cage and Christopher MintzPlasse alongside newcomers Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz, this was a film filled with entertaining performances, tremendously satisfying action sequences and most of all an attitude that separated it from most prior efforts in the comic book genre. This was not the typical comic book tale, where-
in a regular person suddenly was struck with an ability via a mutation or lab accident. Instead, the narrative asked, why do we look away instead of doing something when we know that something is wrong? The film argues that it would not take super-strength, but just a willingness to act to be a hero. In the beginning sequences, when the title character (Johnson), who tries to become a hero, is being beaten to a pulp, this message rings especially true. People become more and more aware of evil in the world, and just how awesome it is see to someone fighting against it. These early sequences,
along with a delightfully unique relationship between Big Daddy (Cage) and Hit Girl (Moretz), were just some of the great ideas that the film had in store for its audience. Stylistically, the film was also spectacular, drawing on influences such as director Sergio Leonne as well as superhero films from the recent past. These exhilarating action set pieces, alongside a wonderful score reminiscent of Danny Elfman’s iconic Batman composition, worked to create an exciting and tense atmosphere. Unfortunately, for all of these strengths and charms, certain aspects of the film fell equally
flat, including an immaturity that made certain characters very hard to empathize with and a seemingly unnecessary and entirely rushed romance. This film had no problem as glaring as its climax (which could have belonged to almost any other superhero film), yet seemed particularly out of place in this one. Turning to plot devices that it had earlier mocked, the finale, while tremendously entertaining in its own right, ultimately failed to capitalize on the film’s ambitions, resulting in a very good superhero film, but at the same time robbing the audience of what could have been a great one.
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Track hosts first meet in 11 years
Freshman Sara Doll heads toward the water during the steeplechase. Though Doll got wet, she did improve her time during the race, achieving a personal best at the ACCK meet hosted by Sterling on April 10th. Photo by Alyson Kumpula By Amy Woods Senior Staffer On Saturday, April 10th a monumental achievement was marked into the record books: for the first time in 11 years Sterling College was able to host a home track meet. “I was extremely excited to experience the track meet on Saturday,” athletic director Andy Lambert said. “There have been [many] people who worked diligently to make this happen. I am proud of Jack [Dillard] and all he has invested into track and field at Sterling College.” The Warrior’s didn’t just host a regular invitational
meet; SC hosted the ACCK meet, in which all the teams from the KCAC conference, excluding St. Mary’s and Ottawa University, participated. Head track coach Jack Dillard said the meet was a huge success. “Our kids competed well, the volunteers were amazing and the whole thing went very very well,” Dillard said. “There was a lot of stress going into preparing for the meet, but once it started things went very smoothly. To be in front of a home crowd meant a lot.” Saturday, the Warriors would definitely take advantage of the home turf to rack up seven event champions,
led by junior Chris Morr with three of those in the 110 high hurdles, long jump, and together with the rest of the members of the 4x100 meter relay, which he anchored. Freshman Brett Jensen won the 400 meter hurdles, while junior Tim Dinh won the pole vault. Junior Jessica Stuart would be the lone women’s champion with a win in the 200 meter dash. Overall, the men’s team would tie for second place with Tabor with 135 total points. Last Wednesday, the Warriors traveled to Tabor, where Jensen won himself a trip to nationals running the 100 meter hurdles with fellow team-
Junior Chris Morr sprints head to the next hurdle during the ACCK meet on Saturday, April 10th. Morr is qualified for the national meet in the 100 meter hurdles and was last week’s named KCAC player of the week. Photo by Alyson Kumpula mate Morr. Morr would also be named the KCAC Player of the week on April 14th. Senior Jacquie Holmberg bettered her qualifying mark by nearly a foot to go up to 155’ 8”. Freshman Sara Doll also beat her personal best in the steeplechase, while Stuart ran her 400 meter dash in un-
der 60 seconds. “Tabor is a great meet, [with] lots of good competition and [is] always an opportunity to compete well,” Dillard said. The Warriors will now prepare for the Southwestern Relays held in Ark City on Saturday.
Tennis loses to Tabor on home courts Softball racks up wins By Renard bell Staff Writer
Doubles partners sophomore Jordan Stineman and freshman Mike Jaderston wait for the return during a match against Tabor on Monday. The team did not win any of its nine matches against Tabor, but will try again when they face Friends on Saturday. Photo by Alyson Kumpula
On Saturday the Warrior softball team faced off against the University of St. Mary in a doubleheader at
Leavenworth. Both games resulted in victories for the Warriors, the final scores standing at 10-7 and 10-4. The Warriors softball team split 1-1 to Tabor College on Tuesday April 13. The first game the Warriors won 1-0 the second loss 1-4. The Warriors came out very defensive the first game against Tabor College and won it 1-0. Meanwhile the second game found Tabor College connecting with every pitch from the Warriors. “As a team I feel we did very well, we were all loud and ready to play and we needed another conference win,” sophomore Alyssa Bell said. “The second game I felt we had too many errors on both sides of the ball and the other team capitalized off our mistakes and unfortunately came up with the win the second game.” Head coach Hosea Bell said his team needed to continue working on playing consistently throughout the game, especially when they have to play several back-to-back. “We got to start the game off intense and finish the same way,” coach Bell said. “My girls played real good, but at times we lost focus of the game.” The Sterling College Warriors will travel to McPherson for the their final doubleheader of the season this Saturday.
Baseball doubleheader against Friends ends in shut out victories By CHRIS HALCROMB Staff Writer The Sterling College Warrior baseball team competed in two doubleheaders this past weekend against Friends University where the Warriors dominated at home and in Wichita. Last Thursday the team traveled to Wichita and won 9-4 and 5-0 against Friends. The Warriors repeated this at home last Saturday winning 10-0 and 4-0 for a two game blow-out and four game winning streak against Friends. “Friends is having a down year, but beating anyone four
times in a row is difficult,” head coach Jared Hamilton said. “We pitched well and played good defense as evident by the three shutouts.” Freshman pitcher Brandon Ramirez said he was very satisfied with the shutout against Friends on Saturday, particularly because the team played well as a whole. “We really played together,” Ramirez said, “the fielding was on, the pitching was on, everything just clicked.” The next game for our Sterling College warrior baseball team will be Tuesday away at Fort Hays.
Junior Jerrod Spillers steps up the plate against Friends last Saturday. The Warriors dominated the field, shutting Friends out of both games. Photo by Jon VanVeldhuizen
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