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Volleyball team cruises to victory
Celebrating 100 years as Taylor’s News Source
SINCE 1913 WEEKLY EDITION
VOLUME 100, ISSUE 6
FRIDAY/THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5 - OCTOBER 11, 2012
Residence halls host family events Students’ living quarters welcome family for Parents & Family Weekend
LUCAS SWEITZER OPINIONS EDITOR
The Taylor Theatre Department will explore questions of truth, meaning and the human condition in their opening drama, “Waiting for Godot,” this weekend. Read more on page 8.
The Past Presents... The event itself is 200 years old. And yet, for those participating in Mississinewa 1812, the action feels all too current. Read more on page 3.
Nuggets of Knowledge Nugfest gives a break to many students while raising awareness for Taylor’s lacrosse team. Read more on page 3.
Taylor’s first lady does more for the community than students know. Read about her volunteer work on page 9.
New iPhone’s Flaws Thinking about upgrading to the iPhone 5? You may reconsider when you hear about some of the problems with Apple’s latest device. Read more on page 5.
Islands of Envy Why is China so desperate to hang onto a fistful of uninhabited islands? Take on this territorial dispute. Read more on page 4.
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Life & Times...Pg6, Pg7
Going Against the Rain Farmers, citizens to feel effects of this summer’s drought Jack Farley drives his combine on his Fairmount, Ind., farm Wednesday.
Photographs by Timothy P. Reithmiller
Steve Palmer and fellow Grant County farmers hoped for rain all summer. August and September rains fulfilled those hopes. Perhaps they fulfilled them too much. “We’re feeling like it needs to quit raining,” said Palmer, who is also a regional manager with Indiana Farm Bureau. “Even though we had a drought earlier this summer, it’s been very wet as of late, and we can’t get our soybeans
harvested.” As harvest season hits, area farmers are dealing with the effects of fickle weather patterns, even as they, as well as farmers across Indiana and the Midwest deal with effects of this summer’s drought. That drought could have implications not only for farmers, but also for the average American doing their grocery shopping. CONTINUED ON PAGE 3
Global Engagement gets out the vote
Percent of 18-29 year-olds who went to the polls for the first time in 2010.
NOELLE SMITH CONTRIBUTOR
Global Engagement and Residence Life are partnering for YOVO, You Only Vote Once (in college). The focus is to get people engaged in politics with convicted civility while offering different unbiased events around campus. “TSO as a whole this year, we’re focusing on fighting apathy and interrupting students’ lives so that they get involved with
things that we think are important. Politics would be one, especially with the elections this year,” said senior Anna Medearis, Global Engagement Co-President. This week Global Engagement is putting up yellow forms in all dorms where students can sign up to request an absentee CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
Estimated percent of 18-29 year-olds who voted in the 2010 elections.
Percent of 18-29 year-olds who voted in 2010 that also voted in 2008. Statistics from: civicyouth.org Infographic by McLean Roberts
As Parents & Family Weekend begins, parents pour into classes and dorm rooms, taking advantage of the programming offered to family members. This year, parents will have to add another bullet to class visits and department open houses: residence life events. From the Swallow Robin Talent Show to Breakfast Tea in English, almost every residence hall on and off campus is planning an event to integrate parents into Taylor life. According to Director of Parent and Family Programs Amanda Wilson, the events aim to give Taylor parents a taste of life in Upland. “It’s never been done before, the way residence life is a part this year . . . .” Wilson said. “We’re highlighting Taylor community and culture, and this year that is happening in where you live on campus.” This shift has been a part of an overarching change in how Parents & Family Weekend is structured. Two years ago, the event started moving toward showing different aspects of Taylor culture. As director of programming for Parents & Family Weekend, Wilson has a variety of responsibilities leading up to the event. Much of it involves creating an exact schedule, but in other areas like residence life, Wilson finds it’s better to let the planning happen on its own. “I worked with the hall directors since this summer,” Wilson said. “Then I met with the PA’s to . . . give them the idea, along with parameters like a budget, and share scheduling for the other events . . . I was really excited by the ideas they came up with.” Olson Hall has a variety of events planned by wing, most geared around brother-sister wing events — bro-sis kickball, ice cream socials and carnivals alike. Hall Director Lisa Barber says this is to help connect names and faces for parents across cam“We’re pus, instead of just a few friends highlighting and faculty. Taylor In Gerig Hall, community students are taking an already and culture, well-established and this event hosted a year that is few times annually — Singing in happening in the Stairwell — where you live and encouraging on campus.” parents to join in. Each floor in Samuel Morris Hall has an event planned. Sammy II is planning a Steak ’n Shake run with parents this evening. Foundation has scheduled a hangout at Taylor Lake. The Brotherhood and Penthouse both have getto-know-you events planned in their respective lobbies Saturday afternoon. Even students living in off-campus housing will have programming in which to include family members. From 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, families are invited to attend “Fairlane Fall Fest” on Fairlane’s lawn. Another change in Parents & Family Weekend is the move of the football game from afternoon to night. This left an afternoon without conflicting events. “Well, not everybody is going to go to every event,” Wilson said. “But it’s good to plan it so no one has to decide what they’d rather do.” A complete list of individual events by residence hall can be found under the “full schedule” section of the Parents & Family Weekend page on the Taylor website.
“This is the university making sure our office is as effective as possible.”
CALLING AND CAREER OFFICE REVAMPS
October 5, 2012 FRIDAY
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Nuggets Raise Lacrosse Awareness
make it less intimidating. Global Engagement hopes to create an open space that allows students to respect each other while offering their opinions. “People should know its okay to have convictions and opinions about something, but be able to approach it in a way that you don’t offend other people, that you still have civility in debate or discussion,” Medearis said. “Unity should be the focus at the end of the day,” Mitchell said. Wednesday night, students packed the Euler atrium for the first presidential debate, which focused on the economy and healthcare. According to Forbes.com, NBC and the Washington Post, Romney won the debate. The Taylor publication News of the Day will offer unbiased facts about a different campaign topic every week. There will be a panel discussion on pursuing convicted civility at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Recital Hall. The final debate will be streamed live in the Euler Atrium 9-10:30 p.m. Oct. 22.
GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT CONTINUED
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ballot, for the 65 percent of students not from Indiana and other students not from Grant County. Towards the end of the month they will be encouraging students to fill out their ballots and send them into their respective counties. “As an individual you should be able to make your own opinion, and college is that time in life when you are processing what you learned from your parents and being challenged by different ideas you’re not familiar with. That whole process ought to lead to your desire to participate in the world, try to dialogue with people around you, and ultimately voting is part of that,” said Roger Mitchell, Global Engagement CoPresident. “It’s not given to everybody in the world to express that, so I think that we should consider ourselves blessed that we have that option and utilize it.” While the slogan states you only vote once in college, it is important to remember that there are state and local elections that happen more frequently, Mitchell said. The goal of YOVO is to create responsible In-Depth Coverage: individuals that honor God by engaging as a To register to vote, verify your voter registration or request an absentee ballot go good citizen through voting. They seek to to longdistancevoter.org. break down the barriers of politics and
ALEX MELLEN COPY EDITOR
The men’s and women’s lacrosse club hosted Nugfest last night at Taylor Lake. The event, planned by team members, meant to raise awareness about the Taylor lacrosse teams. Players are optimistic about this season with the hiring of Chey West, Director of Lacrosse Programs and men’s head lacrosse coach. Students visiting Nugfest enjoyed free chicken nuggets, drinks and music provided by the team. Lacrosse gear, including shirts, jerseys and bracelets were for sale, and students participated in a fastest shot contest at a lacrosse goal. Team members and West mingled and answered questions. West, who also serves as Taylor’s Admissions Athletic Recruitment Liaison, played and captained lacrosse at Taylor before graduating in 2010. West’s job is to “bring structure and organization and sustainability” to the lacrosse club, according to Skip Trudeau, Dean of Student Development. Trudeau and Steve Mortland, Vice President of Enrollment, hired West. “I love the sport of lacrosse, and I love the guys on my team,” West said. He
Taylor students Face the Music
worried that he was too young and inexperienced for the job, but he felt called to apply. “I felt comforted that the Lord . . . is going to equip me,” he said. “He’s really stepping up our game and really pushing us to be a lot better than we ever have been,” said junior Sam Wright, president of the men’s lacrosse cabinet. Until this season, the team’s 15th, students have always coached themselves. Because Taylor posted a 6-3 record last season, defeating teams like Carnegie Mellon and DePaul, they were respected for their self-discipline. The men’s team is already preparing for the spring season. They defeated Ball State 14-5 in a scrimmage Saturday, and they will play two scrimmages tomorrow at home in a round-robin style event. “They’re both really big games, particularly because of the teams we are playing,” West said. “We take pride in being able to compete with teams of that size and that caliber.” West said he hopes to help his play-
ers grow as students, Christians and athletes. “We’re looking for humble excellence,” he said. “We want to be a pinnacle in the Midwest . . . to establish ourselves as a dominant force in the country.” Wright wants lacrosse to be like college football at other colleges. He wants to see lacrosse become a funded varsity sport, but Trudeau explained this will not happen because the NAIA does not recognize lacrosse. This does not phase West. He said he wants simply to raise awareness about the sport and get more students excited about it. He added that he is currently seeking outside corporate sponsorship for the team. West’s plans include the women’s lacrosse team. Sophomore Morgan Williams, one of the women’s captains, said West will help with organization and administration. She added that West will be looking for a head coach for the women’s team. Taylor will play Xavier at noon and Miami of Ohio at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
Calling and Career Office Revamps
Event provides experience for production students, exposure for band
The center for those seeking jobs looks to revamp its service, image
STAF F WRI T T E R
A dual concert and yearbook release party was put on by the Media Communication department last night in the Union’s parking lot as a way to build film students’ experience behind the camera and in the production room. It also served as a worthwhile venue for a Taylor band which may or may not exist next year. Taylor Music Live (TML) is a semiannual free concert series organized by Assistant Professor of Media Communication John Bruner in coordination with a student staff. Media Communication students film the concert from multiple angles and stream it live on Taylor’s high-definition and analog TV channels. “I have all these great, talented students,” Bruner said. “My job is to point them in a direction and push.” Senior Jack Galbraith was producer of the show. He covered logistics, contacting the band for the show, communicating with Campus Police, making sure the parking lot was clear and coordinating with Media Services. Face the Flood, Bruner said, was an easy choice as the show’s musical act. TML hosted them last year, their music fit the criteria — not racist, sexist, vulgar, or otherwise in poor taste — and they were willing and ready. According to the band’s co-leader, senior Tyler Wood, Galbraith emailed them in the middle of September, giving them about 3 weeks to prepare. Face the Flood, led by Wood and senior Don Schember, graduated three of its five members this past May. Only one, bassist Nate Reynolds (’12), returned Wednesday for the Thursday show. “Nate has sworn to us that he’s been play-
Photograph by Timothy P. Reithmiller
Face the Flood performs at Taylor Music Live yesterday.
ing his parts,” Wood said in an interview Monday. Drummer Sam Stufflebam (’12) and pianist James Carroll (’12) were absent. Wood and Schember recruited junior Jared Wagner to play drums, but didn’t seek a pianist. “We wrote the guitar equivalents of the piano parts, so we didn’t have to teach someone those lines,” Wood said. “It’s tough to replace James Carroll.” The band practiced together five times and only once with Reynolds. Wagner practiced a lot on his own by listening to tracks of the original songs. “When you’re trying to put on an entertaining show, the comfortable you are with the music and the less you have to think about it, the better, because then you can have fun,” Wood said.
large wooden board blocked the entrance to the Drew to articulate a new vision for the office,” Maher said. After reviewing the Career Development Office’s survey reCalling and Career Office in the student union this sults with the University Assessment Council, Maher says the week. But office director Drew Moser says it will be re- Council agreed Taylor’s new Calling and Career Office should placed with a glass sliding door that will remain open during be one of Taylor’s three action steps to maintain accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central office hours. Association of Colleges and Schools. “We want it to be more inviting,” Moser said. The Commission currently offers three pathways to accrediThe new door is among the first of many changes Taylor tation, one of which is the AQIP. hopes to implement in the office during the next three years. Each year, AQIP-accredited universities must state and At a Sept. 1 meeting, the University Assessment Council identified improving the Calling and Career Office as the maintain at least three action projects they have chosen to newest of Taylor’s three action projects to maintain Academic focus on for self-improvement. These projects are reviewed in a system portfolio and strategy forum every four years, and Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) accreditation. the university is reviewed for accreditation Now Moser is branding and developing the and quality performance improvement every office scheduled to be fully revamped by Sept. “It starts with seven years. 1, 2015. Maher says the AQIP accreditation allows “It starts with engaging the student body,” engaging the schools to define action projects that take Moser said. “We need to be a trusted and credstudent body . . . between one and three years to complete and ible resource for students.” meet the university’s ever-changing needs. The Calling and Career Office, formerly We need to be a Moser says one reason the Calling and Caknown as the Career Development Office, protrusted and reer Office is a top priority is because its goals vides students with resources and training to ultimately improve the quality of Taylor’s edufulfill their life callings after graduation. credible resource cation. But last year only 55 percent of 345 student for students.” “The reason (the Calling and Career Office) respondents were satisfied or very satisfied was declared an action project is because the with the office’s career counseling and advisentire university has a vested interest in it sucing, and only 35 percent of respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with the job placement services, ac- ceeding,” Moser said. “This is the university making sure our office is as effective as possible.” cording to the 2012 HERI College Senior Survey. The office will be redesigned to resemble a professional Likewise, a 2012 Alumni Survey showed only 32 percent of 502 respondents said they were satisfied or very satisfied with waiting area rather than a computer lab, Moser said. The Calling and Career Office is also developing resource Career Development services, and 50 percent of 820 Parent Survey respondents agreed the Career Development Office guides to help students apply for jobs and graduate school programs with advice on cover letters, resumes, interviewing equipped their student to find employment. Director of Assessment and Quality Improvement Brent and networking. “It now has industry-specific resume templates,” Moser said, Maher says typically 80 percent of respondents or more are satisfied with Taylor’s programs, and the Career Development adding that resume guides for some majors are still in the Office’s lower scores fit the trend of declining opinions about works. The office is transitioning its student worker program to an the office he had seen develop for the past three to five years. “We have been working to respond for several years, and internship model with less clerical work and more projectwith a transition in leadership, it created an opportunity for based assignments.
In The Loop Saturday
C AM P U S R E C R E AT I O N 5 K RU N / WA L K 8:30 a.m., Glass Track & Field Complex
PA R E N T S & FAM I LY WEEKEND WORSHIP 8 a.m., Rediger
C H A PE L : M S . J I L L BRISCOE, B R O O K F I E L D, W I 10 a.m., Rediger
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE 9 a.m., KSAC North lobby
S I N G & PR AY C H A PE L 10 a.m., Rediger
L I V I N G WAT E R S 7:30 p.m., DC Atrium
STAT E O F T H E UNIVERSITY ADDRESS 9:30 a.m., SHM
SU N D AY N I GH T C OM MU N I T Y 8 p.m., Rediger
M E C A M E ET I N G 7:30 p.m., Zondervan Rice Lounge
“Here you will step back into the wilderness life of early Indiana Territory,”
BRINGING THE PAST TO LIFE
October 5, 2012 FRIDAY
Grant County a haven for small businesses
GOING AGAINST CONTINUED
LUCAS SWEITZER OPNIONS EDITOR
Last Wednesday, President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney debated about the future of the U.S. economy, touching on the struggle of local businesses in the current economy. But according to a recent survey, Grant County businesses might be subverting that trend. According to a recent survey conducted by the Grant Country Economic Growth Council, 77 percent of responding businesses found Grant County to be a supportive place for small business owners. According to Executive Director Tim Eckerle, the results are great, if not a little unexpected, for local businesses in Grant County. “(We are) very pleased with the optimistic nature of the results, given the current economy,” Eckerle said. The Grant County Economic Growth Council is tasked with providing any business that influences the economy of Grant County with tools to be successful. Events can vary and depend on what businesses most need given the current economic climate. According to the council’s marketing director Erin Wheeler, this flu-
“(We are) very pleased with the optimistic nature of the results, given the current economy.”
“We basically had to go door to door to get the responses,” Wheeler said. “But it’s the highest response rate we’ve had, so we were very pleased with that.” Although a positive disposition was received from most of the businesses surveyed, business owners still had some issues they were willing to discuss. Accordidity is key when providing services to local businesses. ing to the survey, many employers still struggle with “We do a lot of financial counseling on small loans,” receiving special financing or investment capital, Wheeler said. “When the business wants to expand, recruiting qualified employees and national economic getting a loan . . . can be very difficult right now, so we conditions. These are still barriers keeping businesses from growing, according to the report. try to help make it easier, and provide advice.” Looking to the future, about two-thirds of the Last Wednesday, the council hosted an event geared for Taylor and Indiana Wesleyan University students to responding businesses believe their financial situation will be either slightly or substantially better in meet local business owners for networking. Usually, the annual Business Climate Survey con- the next 12 months. The council will use this survey to ducted by the council includes only the larger indus- influence their plans in assisting Grant County busitrial businesses in the area, and as a result, the voices nesses in the future. of small or locally-owned businesses were absent from the results. According to Wheeler, changing that struc- In-Depth Coverage: For more information go to: ture to include more local locations was difficult but grantcounty.com worth it.
Bringing the past to life KATELYN S. IRONS COPY EDITOR
The 25th annual Mississinewa 1812 reenactments will take place next weekend Oct. 12 though 14 in Marion, Ind. The Mississinewa Battlefield Society is expecting 25,000 to 30,000 people to attend the three days of events. British and American military encampments, Native American villages, “Rivertown” and an area of wilderness camps are some of the places where people can interact with soldiers, merchants, artisans, and other reenactors. “Here you will step back into the wilderness life of early Indiana Territory,” says the Mississinewa Battlefield Society. During the War of 1812 between England and the expanding United States of America,
“This event is the highlight of what I do all year . . . . This is by far the best event I’ve seen anywhere . . . All the time that everyone puts in — it pays off.” there was great tension between U.S. troops and the Native American tribes of what is now the Grant County region. The Battle of Mississinewa was an attempt to clear opposition from the area of the Mississinewa River. Now Mississinewa 1812 recreates this moment with 1,200 volunteering reenactors from across the country and North America. “The (volunteers) range from people portraying British and American military soldiers to
river pirates, Native Americans, long hunters, trappers, and townsfolk,” said Martin Lake, President of the Mississinewa Battlefield Society. “Most of our participants come from, I would say, 200 miles or more,” said Lake. Don Gilmore works for a studio in Los Angeles and will be portraying a British military officer. Steve Abolt, an American officer, is coming in from St. Simon Island, Georgia. New events this year will include more music and storytellers such as Bonnie Strassell and Tom Franklin. Franklin, who has participated in the events for the last 8 years, will be portraying David Connor. “This event is the highlight of what I do all year,” Franklin said. “This is by far the best event I’ve seen anywhere . . . . All the time that everyone puts in — it pays off.” Musical venues will include the 42nd Highland Fife and Drum Corps and a family group playing chamber music. All around the events will be live music which varies from chamber music to period singers performing folk songs. More than 21 authentic food venues will be available with pies, barbecue, bratwurst, ribs, French pastries and other foods accurate to the time period. In addition, 32 traditional craftsmen will be selling their wares throughout the events. Hours for the festival are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 14 and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 13. A free shuttle will be provided Saturday and Sunday to transport people to the reenactment site from Marion Justice Middle School. Tickets are $6 bought in advance at Marsh Supermarkets and $8 at the gate. For children 6 to 12 tickets are $4 advance and $5 at the gate.
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Today In History 1777 - A morning fog during the Battle of Germantown led to confusion that resulted in American soldiers firing upon their own men. 1869 - Saxby’s Gale: A British military officer reportedly predicted this storm 12 months in advance. 12.35 inches of rain fell in Canton CT. Heavy rains and high winds plagued all of New England.
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Photographs provided by Mississinewa 1812
Above: British Cannon Crew; Below: Tom Strassell prepares his printing press.
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Farley’s corn harvest will be hurt by low summer rainfall, but not his soybeans.
“We’re gonna see food inflation probably next year in the range of probably three to four percent,” said Chris Hurt, Agricultural Economist at Purdue University. “That has negative consequences, obviously, on families that are on tight budgets.” In the short run, livestock farmers will have to bear the burden of receiving less money for their product, according to Hurt. A lack of grazing land during the spring and summer due to drought meant that farmers had to dip into their hay supplies to feed livestock. Some farmers decided to put their animals up for sale earlier than normal since they did not have the funds to feed them. “It puts a lot of added pressure on you in terms of your feed costs,” said Todd Hensley of Hensley Cattle Farms in Markleville, Ind. “It was a long, hard summer for everybody.” In addition, their problem this year has been caused partly by the lack of agricultural production, which has driven up feed costs for their animals. While livestock farmers have been hurt by the drought, those raising crops have taken a hit as well, especially those raising corn. Because of a lack of rain during the early-to-mid-July period when corn normally is in its reproductive stage in Indiana, the crop largely did not develop, and late rains did little to remedy that. “I just realized and accepted the fact that we (weren’t) going to have the corn yield that we had expected,” said Jack Farley, who grows corn and soybeans on his Fairmount farm. “There’s been years way back there that we’ve had this, and it’s just part of farming that we go through.” Rains have been causing problems lately, albeit of a different sort, for soybean farmers. Late rains helped soybean crops recover, as they can afford to receive rainfall later than corn. Now, farmers need the rain to stop so moisture levels in the plants dip below a certain level. Once they cross that threshold, the beans can be picked and stored. “With the soybean yields coming up, I’m sure it’s helping a lot,” Farley said. “I know there are some areas, even in our county, that are really suffering because of the hot, dry weather.” This summer’s drought is most frequently compared to the 1988 dry spell, and it may end up being classified as the third or fourth worst of the past 100 years, according to Indiana Associate State Climatologist Ken Scheeringa. Hurt said that the economic impact is estimated at $75 to $100 billion, behind only Hurricane Katrina and perhaps the ‘88 drought in terms of the economic impacts of natural disasters, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. “The impacts probably are not quite as great as they could have been because we’re learning how to use our technology to manage the soil,” Scheeringa said. Farmers also receive protection through crop insurance, which pays farmers when their crops fail. In fact, according to Hurt, some farmers will earn more than a normal year due to a combination of insurance and high prices for their product. “There will be some farms that have higher incomes and say, ‘What a wonderful thing to have, a drought gives me high income,’” Hurt said. “On the right insurance policies, that’s going to provide some incomes for some that (are) very good, maybe above normal.” Farmers are also proposing a bill to Congress which would, in part, put measures in place to protect farmers in case of another drought. A group of Indiana Farm Bureau members went to Washington, D.C. recently to show support for that bill, according to infarmbureau. org. Palmer said the bill has been passed by the Senate and is waiting for a vote in the House. Hurt believes it is likely to stay in that stage for a little longer. “Largely what some feel has happened is that neither the Republicans or the Democrats really wanted to put this farm bill together and have criticisms of the farm bill coming from those swing states,” Hurt said. “(They say) Let’s just wait . . . and then we’ll move forward when it doesn’t have the opportunity to influence the election.”
“We should have reacted and realized that excluding women from the Saudi Arabian version of the catalog is in conflict with the IKEA Group values.” THE INVISIBLE WOMAN
October 5, 2012 FRIDAY
NETANYAHU’S RED LINE
NO HOLES IN SWISS COW COMMUNICATION
When Swiss farmer Christian Oesch gets a text message these days, it’s probably from one of his cows. Oesch is part of an experimental operation that implants heat sensors into cows to let farmers know when the animal comes into heat. When the device is triggered, an SMS is sent to Oesch’s smartphone.
Euro threatened by faltering Spanish economy
RACHEL VACHON L&T/FE AT URE S C O-ED I TO R
Concernisspreadingthroughouttheeurozone as Spain’s economy worsens and its financial crisis threatens the value of the euro. With unemployment rates reaching a record 25 percent, borrowing costs increasing and public workers’ salaries effectually frozen for the third straight year, Spain is on the brink of needing a bailout, according to CNN. And the unstable economy continues to deteriorate as Spain’s current situation dissuades investors from lending, Reuters reported. Spain, the fourth largest economy in the eurozone after Germany, France and Italy, comprises 11 percent of the currency bloc’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to CNN. To lend some perspective, CNN reported that Greece, Portugal and Ireland, three countries who have already received a bailout, together constitute only six percent of the bloc’s economy. Growing tensions over austerity measures and the financial crisis have led to public displays and protests, according to al-Jazeera. Also adding to the problem, are regional pressures for independent region, Catalonia, to separate from the government. Each of these factors continue to intensify the current state of affairs and threaten efforts to save Spain, according to CNN. Although the question of Spain’s future is looming in many minds, Spain would not be the only affected party if it failed. Europe and even the global economy would potentially be impacted due to continually rising debt and a declining GDP, CNN reported. As a result, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has started overseeing the economic conditions of various European countries, according to Reuters. “We are very close to a full blown systemic crisis of the euro area and it is the IMF’s duty to make sure the situation is stabilized,” said Domenico Lombardi, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, in an analysis article from Reuters. Under the IMF’s monitoring, solutions are sought for countries that desperately need help, despite their reluctance to have the IMF looking into their affairs. Additionally, the IMF lacks monetary assistance for a country as large as Spain. Banks have also contributed to the financial crisis in the eurozone through the purchasing of government debt during more prosperous times, according to The Associated Press.
WHO STOLE THOSE ISLANDS? What you didn’t know about China’s territory dispute with Japan, out in the open and under the microscope.
KARI TRAVIS WORLD EDITOR
KISS THOSE HUGGIES GOODBYE A world diaper shortage may be the result of an explosion at a Japanese chemical plant, according to Reuters. The plant, which is one of the world’s largest producers of acrylic acid, a main ingredient in diapers, suffered a chemical tank explosion. Such an unfortunate event is likely to spike diaper production costs.
BEHIND THE TIMES
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu displays his red line incentive at the U.N. General Assembly.
OLIVIA JESSUP CONTRIBUTOR
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made waves Since Israel’s founding in 1948, America has supported at the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 27 when he held Israel with both economic and security assistance, up a picture of a cartoon-like bomb and drew a red line, according to the U.S. Department of State. However, calling for world action against Iran’s developing nuclear recent data indicates that relations between America program, according to The Associated Press. and Israel are at an all time low, according to the Journal Netanyahu’s red line marks the point of successful of Turkish Weekly. Netanyahu and President Obama have development of Iranian nuclear technology, right under not gotten along well in the past, and the most current where Iran would have enough enriched uranium for a events at the U.N. General Assembly have slowly changed nuclear bomb. their standing with each other. Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, noted the Both Obama and Netanyahu appear to have come Israeli threat when he took the stage to give a speech at away from the U.N. General Assembly with what they the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 26. hoped for, according to Reuters. Obama now has the “Continued threat by the uncivilized Zionists to resort assurance that Israel will not attack Iran until after to military action against our great nation is a clear the elections, and Netanyahu has a commitment from example of this bitter reality,” Ahmadinejad said in his America that it will do what it takes to prevent Iran from speech. “A state of mistrust has cast its shadow on the developing nuclear arms. international relations, while there is no trusted or just Still, America’s red line is not parallel with Israel’s. authority to help resolve world conflicts.” Both countries are in agreement that Iran should not go Ahmadinejad made it clear in a CNN interview that he nuclear, but they have different perspectives on modes is not afraid to retaliate should Israel attack. of prevention, according to CNN. “The response of Iran is quite clear, I don’t need to “The Israelis are telling the United States, ‘look, the red explain that,” he said. “Any nation has the right and will line is when the Iranians get the technological capability indeed defend herself.” to build a bomb, we then feel we have to attack,’” said CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen. “Previously the The threat of Iranian nuclear empowerment still exists at the root of the conflict. Netanyahu told the U.N. Iran United States government has been telling Israel, ‘no, the would have enough uranium for a bomb by next spring red line should be when they actually get it.’ From the or summer, roughly 10 months, according to a CBS news Israeli point of view, that’s way too late.” America is still holding out for a diplomatic resolution report. Netanyahu has openly said that Iran must be to this conflict. According to a CNN Facebook survey, stopped before then. His red line is a part of this. “I believe that faced with a clear red line, Iran will back 76.77 percent of Americans think the country should respond to Iran with diplomacy and sanctions, 15.77 down,” Netanyahu said in a CNN report. After his demonstration last Thursday, Netanyahu’s red percent want military force and 7.46 percent say they think the U.S. should do nothing. line is now literal.
AROUND THE WORLD Scotland The Scottish Cromarty dialect died, along with its last native speaker, on yesterday in a remote fishing town on the Black Isle, according to The Associated Press.
Russia 2018 World Cup host Russia recently revealed that it will spend a budget of 600 billion roubles ($19 billion) on buildings and renovations for the event, according to the BBC.
Brazil A major power outage swept five Brazilian states on yesterday due to a fire that forced the shutMiddle East down of an electrical operation, according to The Associated Turkey began to enforce harsher Press. retaliation strikes on a Syrian border town as of yesterday, according to Reuters. Several Syrian soldiers were killed in the Turkish parliament-approved military action.
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN Saudi Arabian IKEA ads cut women from its photos in a display that reinforced the country’s clamp on equality.
CLAIRE HADLEY W O RL D STAF F WRI T E R
In most countries, women demand equality and equal representation. But in a recent IKEA catalog published in the Middle East, women are all but nonexistent. Swedish furniture giant IKEA apologized Monday for removing women from some of the photos in catalogs shipped to Saudi Arabia. Comparing the Saudi catalog to a standard version of the catalog shows that several women photographed in the standard version are missing from the Saudi version. Otherwise, the photos appear identical.
Japan and China are having a figurative fist fight. And it’s all about eight little islands in the East China Sea. You mi g ht ’ve n oti c ed something about it while checking your Twitter. The situation is a tension-filled territorial dispute, complete with rowdy and sometimes violent protests. (Most of them are made up of Chin ese citizens protesting Japan, the country that recently tried to sell the territory in question to Tokyo’s governor.) But the question at the bottom of it all remains, why is China so desperate to hang onto a freckled portion of uninhabited isles? Let’s take a row around the issue, and the islands, to find out. On one side of the landmarker, Japan claims it played fair before declaring the islands up for grabs. Repor ts from Japan ese officials say that the country kept an eye on the area for a decade before staking its claim on the territory in January 1895. The Diaoyu islands, then called Ryukyu, became Japan’s digs. Then came a little complication in the form of World War II. As history has it, Japan wasn’t a very friendly player in that affair and was forced to relinquish possession of the islands under the Treaty of San Francisco. The U.S. kept the territory until 1971, when it gave the islands back to their original owner. Japan says China didn’t throw a fit about the exchange. But on the other side of the landmarker, China claims the Japanese version of the story is just a little fishy. According to the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the islands go way back in ancient Chinese history. The story is that they served as some important fishing grounds. See how this situation might serve up a stench under China’s nose? O k ay, s o w e’v e s a i l e d partway around the situation’s history, but we haven’t yet discovered why these islands are the object of so much envy. Certainly, Japan and China don’t need the islands to remain as the seafood center
from years past. Of course not. However, like most international relations di sput es, thi s par ticular political brawl can be directly linked to a competition over valuable energy resources. In other words, the D iaoyu islands are sitting atop some oil. Correction. Lots and lots of oil. According to statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the East China Sea region (the body of water adjacent to the Diaoyu islands) contains an oil deposit of s o m e w h e r e b e tw e e n 6 0 million and 100 million barrels. A Chinese estimate is even more generous, projecting a total untapped reserve of 213 billion barrels, according to a CNN report. If this number is correct, it would be the largest oil reserve in the world outside Saudi Arabia. And if that alon e i sn’t enough to cause China to clamp its fist around the region, the area also contains massive reserves of natural gas. What makes the situation even less convenient for China is its ever expanding energy demand due to a population that keeps . . . well, populating, according to an in-depth report from the BBC. All in all, Japan has created a very inconvenient situation for the Chinese government. Only time will tell who comes out the top fighter in this land battle, but for now it’s an increasing force of turmoil that may assist in continuing to push Asia’s trade economy toward yet another crash on the rocks, according to CNN. There you have it. Monetary m o t iv a t i o n s m a ke f o r a conf lict that has the two countries pulling no punches over some pebbly little islands in the East China Sea. And as the issue continues to make waves, the tide may begin to affect the shores of other global markets. So here’s just one word of advice. Keep an eye on the issue as it pops up in your news feed, because behind this headline is a whole lot of residual, global effect that may very well crash in on an economy near you.
Hong Kong An investigation into the Oct. 1 boating collision that killed 38 people continues as the country mourns the victims of the accident, according to the BBC.
was featured in other company catalogs, according to The Washington Post. “As a producer of the catalog, we regret the current situation,” Ylva Magnusson, spokeswoman for IKEA Group told The Wall Street Journal. “We should have reacted and realized that excluding women from the Saudi Arabian version of the catalog is in conflict with the IKEA Group values.” A separate branch of IKEA, IKEA Group, makes the Photograph by IKEA catalogs. They said in a statement that its values “support the Shown far right, IKEA erased a woman from a photo in its catalogue. fundamental human rights of all people.” IKEA Saudi Arabia, it said, is run by a franchisee outside One picture shows a family getting ready for bed, with the IKEA Group. a young boy brushing his teeth in the bathroom with his CNN reported that the news nearly made Sweden’s Trade mother, father and younger sibling. In the Saudi version, Minister Ewa Bjorling fall off her chair and want to throw one. however, the modest, pajama-clad woman standing next to “I regret that there is still such a long way to go when it the boy is missing. comes to gender equality in Saudi Arabia, which these Another picture of five women dining has been removed images clearly show, ” she told CNN. altogether. Women do not appear frequently in Saudi advertising but IKEA also removed the image of a female designer who are occasionally shown on Saudi-owned TV channels. Even
then, women are portrayed in long dresses, long sleeves and head coverings. Censors black out many parts of a woman’s body, including arms, legs and chest in imported magazines, according to CNN. “We’re deeply sorry for what has happened,” said Ulrika Englesson Sandman, an IKEA representative. She said the omissions were completely needless, since Saudi Arabia doesn’t prohibit women from being depicted in marketing material. “It’s impossible to retouch women out of reality,” Swedish Minister of Trade Ewa Björling told the Swedish newspaper Metro, the first paper to cover the story. “These images are yet another regrettable example that shows we have a long road ahead when it comes to gender equality in Saudi Arabia.” Saudi Arabia is often criticized for treatment of women that includes travel restrictions and requirement of a male guardian’s permission to study or work. Women continue to be denied driver’s licenses but were given voting rights last year, reported ABC News.
SCIENCE &TECH THE
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Science Seminar: Caring for Creation, Loving Neighbors This week’s science seminar will address the question: how can careers in science meet the twofold responsibility of caring for creation and loving one’s neighbors? Dr. Laura S. Meitzner Yoder will share from her experiences in Latin America and Southeast Asia in the continuing series on sustainable community. Monday at 4 p.m. Euler 109.
Sons’ DNA found in mothers’ brains A study published last week in the journal PLoS One found that male fetal cells can slip through the blood-brain barrier which protects the fragile brain. As a result, male-only genes were found spread throughout the female brains, which may affect neurological health. bit.ly/QUyQaA Disney: 3D-printed toys Disney announced last week that its research lab in Pittsburgh had designed and produced light-up displays for its toys using the process of 3D printing. Though the process is complex and a long way from mass production, the new design technology could allow cheaper and faster production of toys and other products in the future. bit.ly/QwOozb Great Barrier Reef dwindling fast The Australian Institute of Marine Science announced Tuesday a study which found the Great Barrier Reef has lost half its coral in the last three decades. The loss, which amounts to 4 to 8 percent each year, is due to warming ocean temperatures, coastal storms and a predatory starfish feeding on the reef. bit.ly/R1c8ua Black Mamba Venom as good a painkiller as morphine A study publi sh ed Wednesday in the journal Nature found that specific ingredients in the venom of black mamba snakes had painkilling benefits as good as morphine. Researchers, who conducted the study on rats, observed no ill side effects from the treatment, unlike morphine, which is addictive and can cause headaches, trouble thinking and muscle twitching. bbc.in/SAoL2P
FACEBOOK REACHES 1 BILLION USERS DAVID ADAMS S&T EDITOR
With 1.13 trillion “Likes,” 219 billion uploaded photos and more than 210,000 years of music, the world knew Facebook was big. Yesterday, it got even bigger. Mark Zuckerburg, Facebook’s founder, chairman and CEO, announced yesterday that the social network crossed the 1-billion-user mark in mid-September. Even more impressive? Those billion users are not simply registered users but are active users who visit the site at least once a month. “Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life,” Zuckerburg wrote in — what else? — a status he posted to his Facebook Timeline. Facebook’s ascent to this point has been a rapid climb from when Zuckerburg started the company in his Harvard dorm room eight years ago. Four years ago, Facebook had a tenth of its current population — just 100 million users. In June 2010, the network had half of its current number of active users — 500 million. The company’s meteoric rise has not been an easy one, however. “(Facebook is) a platform that has survived and grown despite its privacy issues, usability issues and security problems,” Brad Shimmin, an analyst at CurrentAnalysis, told Computerworld. Another challenge for Facebook is expanding into global markets. Nearly half of Facebook’s users are in North America, according to an infographic created by the BBC. Zuckerburg recently traveled to Russia to generate publicity for the network. Facebook has only 7 million active users there, compared to a local network which boasts more than 100 million users. The company faces a similar problem in China, where 30 million people choose another network over Facebook. Shimmin added that Facebook needs to find a way to earn money from advertising on its mobile platform. Nearly 600 million Facebook users access the site through cell phones, tablets and other mobile platforms, according to the BBC, but the company generates no revenue from its mobile platform.
The company’s stock has plunged to $22 a share, down from its May initial public offering of $38. Yesterday’s announcement barely budged the company’s stock, which closed at 21.95, up just 0.54 percent according to Google Finance. Even Zuckerburg acknowledges the company’s problems. “We’re in a tough cycle now and that doesn’t help morale, but people are focused on what they’re building,” Zuckerburg told Matt Lauer during an interview with The Today Show, as reported in USA Today. Despite these challenges, Facebook’s successes must not be overlooked. The BBC reported that in Africa — even though technology access is limited and slow — many use Facebook’s mobile payments tool as their primary method of spending cash. The government of the United Kingdom is considering using Facebook as a means of identification for accessing online government services. Facebook also has an unprecedented store of users’ personal information. Though this has drawn the ire of some privacy analysts, it is also a marketing opportunity of which Facebook has not yet taken full advantage. “There’s no doubt that Facebook is sitting on a potential goldmine of customer data,” said Eden Zoller, an analyst at tech research firm Ovum. Facebook is using Datalogix to analyze real-world effects of the advertisements on its network. The company wants to prove that users merely seeing ads affects their buying decisions, even if they do not actually click on them. Though Facebook’s future remains unclear to some extent, there is no doubt that the company is young and that its leadership remains vibrant. After all, nearly 1 in 7 of the world’s people are now on Facebook, amounting to almost 1 of every 2 of the world’s 2.5 billion Internet users, according to the Internet Telecommunications Union. “We’re asking ourselves: What do you even compare this to? There’s nothing. There’s just nothing,” Shimmin said. “We’re entering new territory here with this kind of milestone.”
IPHONE 5 FAILINGS KATELYN S. IRONS COPY EDITOR
Despite record-breaking sales of the new iPhone 5 — 5 million units over the first three days in stores, 2 million of those through pre-order — Apple enthusiasts are finding faults with features of the new phone and the new iOS 6 operating systems. “The iPhone 5 is simply a let down . . . . The iPhone 5 is slower, and has less enhancements than current phones on the market,” said Chris Hanson, sophomore, a current iPhone 4S user. “This can easily be seen in the lacking features of a replaceable battery and upgradeable capacity.” The iPhone 5 is touted as thinner, lighter and faster than any iPhone before. But some question whether the redesigned look is a good thing. “I don’t recall too many people complaining about the weight and bulk of the old iPhone,” said Larry Magid, Forbes tech journalist. “I miss the ‘heft’ of the iPhone 4S, which also feels good in my hand.” Overall, CNET’s Editors’ Rating gave the new iPhone 4 out of 5 stars, but it noted a few flaws in the design. The ability to use voice and data at the same time is not available in Sprint and Verizon models, CNET wrote. The review also said the new, smaller Lightning connector is annoying because an adapter is needed to connect to the previous larger style. Other users have found fault with iOS 6, including the millions of iPhone users who did not buy the new phone but simply upgraded their current iPhones. About 60 percent of iPhone users and 41 percent of iPad users have adopted iOS 6, according to Darrell Etherington of TechCrunch Blog. Some iOS 6 users are irritated at the flaws they found within the built-in Maps app and difficulties with Wi-Fi. “The new app for iOS 6 is already under fire for mislabel-
ing or excluding cities and landmarks around the world,” said Lance Whitney, a blogger for CNET. Examples include Stratford-upon-Avon and Solihull in the U.K., which were missing entirely, and satellite images of Scotland which were covered by clouds. The location of Senkaku and Diaoyu islands were duplicated as well. “It’s not uncommon for a brand-new app to be rough around the edges,” Whitney wrote. “But these mistakes point to a major flaw in the maps app.” With the major mistakes of Apple Maps, MapQuest — a free app by AOL — has become one of the most popular apps, said Jennifer Asbury, a MapQuest representative, in a New York Times interview. Apple’s old mapping service used to be powered by Google. To use Google Maps now, an iOS 6 user must navigate to the homepage (maps.google.com). Google is now attempting to bring back the 360-degree street-level view into the Web version, but right now it has limited coverage, said Mikey Campbell of Apple Insider. Google has not announced whether it is pursuing a Google Maps app for iPhone, according to PC Magazine. Apple CEO Tim Cook issued an apology Sept. 28 for mistakes, flaws in the data and other issues within the new mapping service. Cook said Apple fell short of its commitment to make “world-class products that deliver the best experience possible.” In an effort to document the flaws in iOS 6 Maps, Apple’s retail employees across the country will now begin canvassing the areas around their stores, Yahoo! reported Wednesday. They will compare the Maps app with reality and document any problems they find. A Tumblr page sarcastically called “The Amazing iOS 6 Maps” has already begun doing the same. Users can
submit photos of mistakes they find with humorous descriptions. Although Apple recognizes the flaws in the iOS 6 maps app, the company has yet to comment on reported problems with Wi-Fi, according to Brooke Crothers of CNET. Two threads with more than 150 pages of complaints in the Apple Support Community have popped up about the iOS 6 Wi-Fi connectivity problems. These problems vary from Wi-Fi not working on certain networks to the device bouncing from Wi-Fi connection to 3G to LTE. Though CNET’s editors believe it is still “absolutely the best iPhone to date,” they acknowledge the problems with the new iPhone and iOS 6. “Looks like Apple has its damage control work cut out for it,” CNET said.
“In the medical field, more time has been spent hunting down bad bacteria than seeking out good bacteria.”
DISCOVERING THE HUMAN ECOSYSTEM
October 5, 2012 FRIDAY
DISCOVERING THE HUMAN ECOSYSTEM KYLE CARRUTHERS C O PY ED I TO R & STAF F WRI TER
The idea of germ theory, present in the medical world since 1860, might be turned on its head by new theories that view the human body as its own ecosystem of bacteria. According to the New Scientist, the idea that germs cause disease has never been in question, but multiple studies suggest germs are also crucial for human health. Bacterial contribution to human health is not a completely new idea, says The Economist, but medical doctors are often stuck in the mentality that germs and disease are a stressor on the body. If all the bacteria in the human body is perceived as one connected group, a microbiome, it would weigh around 2 pounds, about a pound less than the human brain. Scientists keep discovering ways that the massive collection of bacteria is important to health. A new theory suggests inherited diseases thought to be incurable might actually be curable because of microbiomes. Previously, certain diseases were thought to be genetic even though the genes responsible could not be found. Now it has been discovered that microbiomes can be hereditary which leads to the possibility of hereditary diseases caused by passed down disrupted microbiomes. Genes cannot be altered, microbiomes can. If certain diseases are found to be caused by bacterial imbalance, the new approach to treatment will bring the hope of recovery to many. Yogurt has been used effectively to introduce cultures that fix digestive problems, but yogurt is limited in the type of bacteria it can introduce. However, Mark Mellow of the Baptist Medical Centre in Oklahoma City has successfully transplanted If all the bacteria microbiomes to cure victims of in the human body Clostridium diffic i l e . T h e n e w is perceived as one biome took over connected group, and drove out the a microbiome, it bug with an initial 91 percent success would weigh rate. Upon second around 2 pounds, treatment, only one of the initial about a pound less non-responders than the human was not cured. The 77-person test was brain. n ot an of f i ci al clinical trial, as it did not have a control group, but it still is a beacon of hope in the fight against diseases that are resistant against antibiotics. Outside of the hospital, a theory called the hygiene hypothesis suggests that exposure to more bacteria helps the body regulate itself, according to the New Scientist. The theory began in the late 1980s when scientists noticed rural children were less likely to develop allergies than urban children. A recent development to the theory adds it is not the amount of bacteria to which a child is exposed, but rather the diversity of bacteria. Without exposure to certain influences during development, the body is more likely to make mistakes when dealing with new invaders of the ecosystem. In the medical field, more time has been spent hunting down bad bacteria than seeking out good bacteria. Many parts of the human microbiome has not even been catalogued yet. There are bacteria inside the body whose role and effects are unknown. According to The New York Times, the Human Microbiome Project (HMB) is trying to change that. Two hundred scientists at 80 institutions are cataloguing the microbiomes of 250 people. The goal listed on the projects website is “to characterize the microbial communities found at several different sites on the human body, including nasal passages, oral cavities, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and urogenital tract, and to analyze the role of these microbes in human health and disease.” The HMB has discovered that each person has a unique microbiome with over a thousand strains of bacteria. But the five-year project has only just started. New discoveries about life, health and microbiomes will continue.
“This is a totally new hall,” said Vice President for Student Development Skip Trudeau. “It is not an addition to Gerig. We’re really looking for this building to . . . create its own identity.” CULTURE LEAP
Running to Remember
By Kyla Martin
October 5, 2012 FRIDAY
By Celeste Harris
Chapel – Rediger Chapel/Auditorium
Biology Department Presentation: “Why Do We Make the Decisions We Do?” with current parent Dr. Gregory Poland and alumna Caroline Poland – Euler Science Complex, Room 109
Euler Science Complex Open House
6:00 p.m.Volleyball v. University of St. Francis – Odle Arena 7:30 p.m.
“A Harvest Celebration Concert” featuring the Concert Chorale, Sounds, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Adoration Chorus and Taylor Ringers – Rediger Chapel/Auditorium
Mark Grisamore (left) runs a marathon this weekend in Josh Larkin’s (right) memory. Tamara Barrett (above) runs a separate marathon for Ramie Harris.
A New Dorm Culture
Photograph by Micah Hancock
Looking out the window of English Hall room 225 just a month ago revealed a thick line of trees and an open field of grass. Now, the view reaches across a field of mud all the way to the sand courts.
wall Hall Director Jake Drake. “To me this sounds like an amazing adventure and a great way to develop your own style of leadership.” Trudeau, Morley, Drake and English Hall Director Sara James have already spoken with students interested in moving to the new dorm next fall. With a 5,000 to 6,000 square foot
“My hope is that some stellar students from upperclassmen filling its rooms. around all campus “Hopefully we have a decent amount of response from upperclassmen who residence halls will would be willing to take that leap,” said Dean of Resident Life and Discipleship see the amazing Steve Morley. “Because that is . . . counopportunity to move ter to the norm.” Residence Life is asking student leadto the new residence ers of a variety of areas on campus to move into the dorm next year, accord- to help shape new ing to Morley. Not just to serve as P.A.’s, but also as upperclassmen leaders on student culture.”
campus. “We see it as kind of becoming more of a . . . destination for outdoor programs,” Trudeau said. James is most interested in the the traditions that will emerge with the new mix of students. Of particular interest to students, the water feature should create some entertainment for residents. “We know we’ll have students down in the water,” Trudeau said. “It’ll probably be prohibited for liability reasons.” But can we count the number of photos on Facebook of students in the prohibited Sammy fountains? Featuring all two-man rooms, each floor will house roughly 50 students and two P.A.s with a bottom floor of men and two top floors of women. “It is very often that having both male and female residence leaves the ample space and opportunity for platonic friendships to occur either informally through open houses or hanging out in the lounge,” Drake said. “Some research has shown, through a recent MAHE graduate, that students engaging in a co-ed residence hall experience have a higher satisfaction with friendships of the opposite gender than students in a traditional single gender residence hall.” New hall is air conditioned, accord-
ing to James, with corridor-style halls, communal bathrooms and lobbies on each floor. “I think that the physical layout of a building makes a big difference in how the community is and how it’s sustained,” James said. Residence Life is hoping to convert some rooms on the center wings of Olson back to lobby space as well as offer two-man rooms in the upper two floors of Bergwall, according to Morley. These changes could happen as soon as this summer or phased in over the next couple of years. Morley is in talks with former and current hall directors Sarah Hightower and Lisa Barber to ensure this will be a “healthy addition.” At first, fewer students will live off-campus, but when Fairlane falls, according to Morley, the number will return to what it is now. “I think it’s going to take shape . . . over time,” Morley said. “It’s probably not all going to be in place next August because some of those things need to evolve over time.”
their wings. “My hope is that some stellar students from around all campus residence halls will see the amazing opportunity to move to the new residence to help shape new student culture,” said Berg-
patio, according to Morley, and a water feature with two pools of water and about a 9 foot waterfall connecting the two, according to Trudeau, the new dorm will attract students from all over
Close To Home
They run to remember. They run to forget. Two Taylor students run to find peace. Mark Grisamore and Tamara Barrett have both decided to run marathons in memory of friends who have died within the last year. Grisamore is a sophomore Finance major who lives on Sammy II and is rarely seen without his longboard in tow. This Sunday, Oct. 7, Grisamore will run the Bank of America Chicago marathon in downtown Chicago, Ill. Is he nervous? Grisamore grins and responds, “Very.” He registered for this race in January and chose to dedicate it to the memory of his close friend Josh Larkin after his death in April. Josh was a Taylor student who also lived on Sammy II, and, as Grisamore says with a reminiscent smile, they were always doing “shenanigans” and having fun around campus. Grisamore began training in February, but took a month off after Josh’s death while dealing with the shock and grief of losing his friend. Eventually, when he began running again, he found that it was a good time to process through everything. “I’ve always been able to think more clearly when I’m out running,” he says. In a journal entry from June 7, Grisamore wrote, “This marathon represents more than just a physical battle, but (it’s) also a representation of my struggle with the loss of my dear friend Joshua Larkin . . . (I run) not for myself.” Grisamore hopes that the completion of this marathon will also bring him peace of mind
Similar to Grisamore, Barrett is realizing from the loss of Josh. With tears in his eyes, he says, “Don’t think of Josh leaving you behind. that dedicating this race to Ramie helps her process what happened. Think of it as Josh waiting for you.” “I’m finding that it’s definitely been healTamara Barrett is a senior Psychology Pre-Med major who has chosen to run the In- ing to just have hours to think about it, pray about it, just kind of go through this process of always being reminded that this is what happened and that God is active in this situation,” she said. “Usually when I go out to run. . . I find myself having the thought of not wanting to run for Ramie, but wanting to run with her.” Barrett has chosen to raise money for the Ramie Harris Memorial Scholarship Fund that was created after Ramie’s death, and she is asking people to donate money to support her in running this marathon. T-shirts were also designed, and almost 70 were sold in a sale that ended in November, raising approximately $300 that went to the fund, as well. The Ramie Harris Memorial Fund was created by the Grant County Community Foundation to help a Grant County resident attending Wheaton College, like Ramie. For information about donating, visit Barrett’s blog at runningforramie.blogspot.com The stories of Ramie and Josh are similar: dianapolis Monumental Marathon on Nov. 3 in memory of her longtime friend Ramie Harris. Both enjoyed running, both were described as Ramie was a Wheaton College student who “spiritual leaders,” and both lives were tragically died in a plane crash on Nov. 26 along with her cut short. But with each mile, the memories of father, sister and a student from Indiana Wes- Ramie and Josh live on. leyan University. Ramie and Barrett both grew up in Marion and became close in high school after they became involved in the same church.
“This marathon represents more than just a physical battle, but (it’s) also a representation of my struggle with the loss of my dear friend Joshua Larkin . . . (I run) not for myself.”
By Katelyn S. Irons
Photograph by Timothy P. Reithmiller
Tired of having to drive to Marion for food or walk to the gas station for milk? The front desk of each hall is dedicated to try to make you feel at home. Other than sorting your mail, they also provide snack and drink options. Here are a few you might not know exist.
Egg - $.25 Milk ¼ - $.25 Stick of Butter - $.25 Ramen - $.30 Poptarts - $.75 Cake/Brownie Mix - $2 Starbucks Frappuccino - $2 Rice Crispy Treats - $.50 Hot pockets - $1.50 Gum - $1.25 Ice cream - $1 Chips - $.50 Pretzels - $.40 Popcorn - $.75 Oatmeal - $.30 Cookie Dough - $3 Stamps - $.45
Egg - $.20 Milk 1 Cup - $.25 Stick of Butter - $.40 Ramen - $.25 Poptarts - $.50 Cake Mix - $1.75 Little Debbie Snacks - $.35 Candy Bars - $.75 Pop - $.50 Oatmeal - $.25 Starbucks Frappuccino - $2 Klondike Bars - $.75 Envelopes - $.10 Fruit Snacks - $.25
Egg - $.25 Stick of Butter - $.25 Ramen - $.30 Candy (M&M) - $.75 Fruit Snacks - $.50
Ramen - $.50 Poptarts - $.75 Pizza (Sausage, Pepperoni, or Supreme) - $6 Candy - $.75 King Size Candy bars - $1.25
Bergwall Poptarts - $.75 Personal Pizza - $1.50 Candy - $.75-$1.50 Flav-O-Ice - $.10 Easy Mac - $.75
Swallow Robin Ramen - $.75 Poptarts - $.50 Kool-aid - $.50 Candy - $1 Ice Pops - $.25 Easy Mac - $.75
From left to right: Wengatz front desk, English front desk, and Sammy front desk.
noodles for the bread. Bring water to a boil and cook them for about a minute. They should still be maintaining their square shape. Drain the water and put the noodles on a plate, splitting them in half. Add something delicious between the slices like tomato, cheese, meat or those (still good) leftovers in the fridge. Sprinkle some of the seasoning packet inside and enjoy the burst flavor and fun noodles. One quick and easy recipe that can be made with a brownie mix is Mug Brownies. For a personal sized treat, spoon four tablespoons of brownie mix into a mug and mix with two tablespoons of milk or water. Mix vigorously and microwave 45 seconds to 1 minute. Let cool 2 minutes. Try something new!
Something Delicious Wengatz
Ramen - $.30 Poptarts (Cinnamon or Strawberry) - $.50 Personal Pizza - $2.50 Medium Pizza - $6 Candy - $.75 Fruit snacks - $.50 Easy Mac - $.50
Sometimes when your stomach grumbles, the DC is just too far away or it is too wet to walk there. Here are some quick and simple snacks for rainy days and cram sessions. For a unique sandwich experience, substitute ramen
Theatrical presentation: “Waiting for Godot” – Mitchell Theatre
Live On Traditions
The new residence hall on the south end of campus is under construction, the physical layout all decided. What is still up for debate are the students who will live there and the identity it will assume. While this is the first instance of two dorms being attached, the new dorm will have a name and staff (except the hall director) separate from Gerig, according to Vice President for Student Development Skip Trudeau. “This is a totally new hall,” Trudeau said. “It is not an addition to Gerig. We’re really looking for this building to . . . create its own identity.” Residence Life is focussing on keeping the ages diverse, with freshmen and
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Theatrical presentation: “Waiting for Godot” – Mitchell Theatre
Worship – Rediger Chapel/Auditorium
“While waiting for a person/being that never comes, the two main characters Vladimir and Estrogon struggle to understand life and death, battle nothingness and despair and undergo reflection and introspection.”
WAIT FOR IT
October 5, 2012 FRIDAY
The Plays for Presidents Festival 2012 encourages a historical view of the presidency to combat political cynicism
AMERICAN PRESIDENCY HITS THEATERS NATIONWIDE KATHRYN KROEKER
The American presidency has inundated nearly Presidents,” and its effect on audiences during every social sphere in anticipation of the upcom- that election season. Along with a team of theing election. It has finally made its way to center ater artists, media specialists and history buffs, Bayiates has utilized art to stimulate political stage, literally. Andy Bayiates, Founder and Project Director interest where mainstream media often becomes of the Plays for Presidents Festival 2012, has capi- redundant. Bayiates said the organization hopes to talized on art’s political potential by organizing 49 performances of “44 Plays for 44 Presidents” accomplish three main goals: to organize 44 nationwide. High schools, universities and pro- productions of the play across the country, to fessional theater groups across the country have connect these productions in a lasting way and united in a theatric endeavor to celebrate the to decrease American cynicism about elections. history of the American presidency while simul- “Elections are awesome,” he said. “They reaffirm taneously encouraging a more positive outlook the validity of what was once considered a ridiculously risky proposition: the regular, peaceful on the election process. “The Plays for Presidents Festival is all about transition of power. They’re history in the making.” The organization’s website, playsforpresidents. combating the cynicism and fatigue that results from a typical election season,” Bayiates said in com, features regular blog posts ranging from producan email. tion “44 Plays for 44 Presi- “Elections are awesome. They reaffirm the updates dents” is a two-hour validity of what was once considered a to polititheatrical production cal fun created by the Neoridiculously risky proposition: the regular, facts. A Futurists, a performing peaceful transition of power. They’re history in post organization devoted the making.” from Oct. to truthful communi2 comcation between actors and audience to create a meaningful experience. mented on how television changed the nature The play is comprised of short biographical num- of public presidential debates, while a previous bers narrating the history of the presidency from post analyzed facial hair styles worn by past presiWashington to Obama. The sequences range from dents. These posts humanize the political scene comedy to tragedy, as the successes and failures while contributing to the festival mission: to draw of each president are celebrated and satirized. attention to the history of the presidency and, The Chicago Sun Times praised the play’s “zany, ultimately, to the upcoming election. The festival has another, more lasting project clever, ambitious and often surprisingly moving in the works. Various scenes from each perforhistorical catalogue.” Bayiates started planning the festival in 2008 mance will be recorded and compiled into a after seeing the play, then called “43 Plays for 43 video that Bayiates hopes will move beyond the
AND NOW OUR FEATURE
PRESENTATION KATHRYN KROEKER
“Read biographies.” You may have heard this advice more frequently since coming to college. Parents, professors and Sunday school teachers recommend the practice of engaging with history through the lens of one specific character, be it a star athlete or a Church father. And it’s sound advice. The problem is that with textbooks, research and Bible reading assignments, most of us don’t have time for an additional 500page narrative. And honestly, who’s going to spend fall break reading on the couch? Thankfully, film offers a time-crunching alternative. Like many biographies, these films take some poetic license, but they squeeze in enough factual information to capture the spirit of the title characters. Here are three picks, listed in chronological order for your convenience.
LUTHER Summary: This cinematic take on Martin Luther’s journey from ascetic monk to brazen reformer covers the profound implications for the individuals who changed the course of church history. Rated PG-13 for disturbing images of violence Why you should watch it: This film is refreshing among many dated, preachy depictions of Luther’s life. Ralph Fiennes’ portrayal of Luther — disguising himself as a knight, cartooning cardinals and scattering witticisms — is much more human than the stale impression we receive from textbooks. “Luther” helps us understand, at the human level, how one monk divided an entire continent and redirected the history of Christendom. Where to find it: Zondervan Library DVD collection, F L97
AMAZING GRACE Summary : Eighteenth-century politician William Wilberforce undergoes a conversion to Christianity and is inspired by his mentor, John Newton, to pursue the abolitionist cause to victory. Rated PG for mild language and thematic material Why you should watch it: “Behind the song you love is a story you will never forget,” reads the film’s subtitle. This is much more than an authentic period piece; it is the moving saga of a man who sacrificed his health, his relationships and his professional reputation to end the slave trade. Wilberforce’s story demonstrates that social justice requires exposing evil to light, but may also involve beating society with its own strategy. Where to find it: Zondervan Library DVD collection, F Am15W
THE IRON LADY Summary: As the aged Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister, reflects on her political career, her dead husband visits to remind her that her life choices had bittersweet consequences. Rated PG-13 for violent images and brief nudity Why you should watch it: The love story between Margaret and Denis Thatcher may not be the most interesting aspect of such a politicallysteeped narrative, but it is tenderly portrayed in the film. Stars Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent drive the emotional content, delivering moments of comedy and tragedy back-to-back or simultaneously. Their relationship reminds us that people are as complex as the circumstances they find themselves in. Where to find it: Zondervan Library DVD collection, F Ir61t
abstract and into the public eye. “Doing a nationwide theatre project is an awesome thing, but also really theoretical,” Bayiates said. “We wanted people to (see) the project in some way.” Bayiates said he hopes to promote the video as a teaching tool in classrooms postelection. Bayiates said the production’s content could potentially be labeled “offensive,” since two-minute musical summaries barely do justice to each president’s entire term. However, he said at least one former president appreciated the endeavor. “Jimmy Carter saw the show in Atlanta in 2002 and really loved it,” Bayiates said. The nearest production will take place at Pike Performing Arts Center in Indianapolis this weekend, and will be performed by the Pike High School Performing Arts Department. The show opened last night and will run again at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Bayiates said the festival is significant for student performers because “it puts high school drama kids side-by-side, virtually speaking, with professional theatre companies, providing them with an experience that immerses them in their country’s history.” “We need to throw history at the madness of the presidential election cycle because nothing stifles temporary insanity like history,” Bayiates continued. “It reminds us of our power as voters and our ability to weather strife as a people.” For more information about the production by Pike High School, visit pikepac.org/events.
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The Neo-Futurists’ play “44 Plays for 44 Presidents” depicts the history of the American presidency through short, humorous segments summarizing each president’s primary legacy.
Wait For It RACHEL VACHON
It’s the feeling of waiting for someone who might never come. It’s searching for an explanation for life and circumstances. It’s making lemonade out of lemons and laughing about it in the meantime. It’s “Waiting for Godot.” Opening this weekend, the Taylor Theatre begins its 2012-2013 season with a production of this play by Samuel Beckett, directed by Professor of English Joe Ricke. Although the play’s premise is built around waiting more than it is around action, it still contains conflict and struggle. While waiting for a person/ being that never comes, the two main characters Vladimir and Estrogon struggle to understand life and death, battle nothingness and despair and undergo reflection and introspection. Both are looking for help, needing someone to serve as their redeemer and savior. “Waiting for Godot” is filled with humorous banter and absurdities, sometimes bordering on satirical. The production has a heartwarming oddness that endears itself to the audience as they laugh along with the character’s antics.The dialogue throughout flows easily and has a rhythmic and poetic feel at times. While this play is comical, it also has its serious side. It’s as much philosophical as it is entertaining. It brings up questions about truth, meaning and the human condition. It also portrays the steadfastness Photograph by Micah Hancock of friendship. Characters deal with issues such as From left to right, Sean Taylor, John Leman, Ryan Maloney and Pablo Calzada Muñoz perform desperation and suicide. during a dress rehearsal before this weekend’s showing of “Waiting for Godot.” The play also discusses theology and includes Additionally, the cast’s makeup for the production is excellent, fully several religious references throughout. The correlation of these transforming the actors as they personify their roles. references is not overt, however, and must often be understood through The production coincides with Parents and Family Weekend, and inference. families are sure to enjoy this production with their students. “Waiting The set for this production is empty with the exception of a barren for Godot” will cause them to laugh together as they watch, and may tree, a mound of wood and random, technological objects placed along even inspire some discussion afterward. This unique and intriguing play the outskirts of the stage. The minimal setting evokes images of a barren is definitely recommended for everyone to see. land and reflects the nature of the play. Both set and play parallel the “Waiting for Godot” will run this weekend only, with performances at emptiness the characters feel and portray throughout the production. 8 and 11 p.m. tonight and tomorrow in Mitchell Theatre. Tickets are $5 The small cast is comprised of senior Ryan Maloney, junior Sean Taylor, and can be purchased in the ticket office in Rupp. Proceeds from the play sophomore Lexie Owen and freshmen Pablo Calzada Munoz and John will go toward the Jason Francis Memorial Scholarship Fund. Additional Leman. They each work together and play off one another, bringing their donations will be accepted. characters to life with both wit and seriousness.
Poetry: Memory and Philanthropy KACEY HEINLEIN
For Taylor English Professor Dan Bowman, poetry is not just a form of expression. It’s a way of reaching into the past and helping the local community claim the arts for the future. Bowman will teach a poetry writing workshop in Hartford City on Saturday, Oct. 12. The workshop entitled “Writing Home: Poetry with Roots” will focus on using childhood memories as poetic inspiration. “The people and events we experience early in our lives help form and shape who we are,” Bowman wrote in a blog post about the workshop. “Poetry writing provides the perfect opportunity to explore our memories.” The workshop will take place at the Blackford County Arts Center in Hartford City, which is currently being renovated. “I believe deeply in the arts being weaved intentionally into the fabric of the community,” Bowman said. “And I believe, too, in the
reclamation of historic buildings in Hartford and is currently working on a young adult novCity’s downtown. Both will make the town a el. His work has appeared in The Adirondack better place.” Review, American Poetry Journal, The Midwest Quarterly and several other magazines. He is Bowman is in his second year of teaching also active in the community and on the board at Taylor and has taught Expository Writing, of directors for Blackford County Arts, the Creative Writing and World Literature. “I really enjoy having him as a professor,” said group working to restore the arts center building and promote arts in the Hartford City Area. senior Lydia Gosnell, a former student and Gosnell said that Bowman wants to encouradvisee of Bowman. “He really wants to build age students to get involved with this and other relationships with his students and encourage arts projects in the Upland area. them.” “I’m pleased to be able to offer this Saturday Senior Ruthie Burrell said by the end of the morning creative writing class for the commusemester with Bowman, she had been exposed nity,” Bowman said. “I only hope we can attract to dozens of poets and types of poetry. “I could enough folks to make it sustainable.” tell from the way he taught that he really loved poetry and he cared about helping us . . . The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to develop as both readers and writers of poetry,” noon. Participants should bring a laptop or pen and paper for writing. Burrell said. Bowman has published a book of poetry titled “A Plum Tree in Leatherstocking Country”
“Marylou noted several other ideas mentioned during brainstorming, some of which are a waterpark and a community center with a movie theater, exercise classes and childcare.”
October 5, 2012 FRIDAY
VICTORY OVER DROUGHT CARLI STEWART CONTRIBUTOR
Dr y and hot. The New York Times called it slowly into the earth and travel the “most widespread (drought) in more than to the roots of the plants. “ We irrigate in a very waterhalf a century” and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared it was the efficient way,” Gottschalk said. “We have very little evaporation hottest summer ever recorded in the U.S. It seems pretty impossible to find conditions less unlike the spraying they do in ideal for farming. But while so many farmers were the big ag fields. So much water biting their nails, worrying about how badly their is lost in evaporation that it’s not crops would be ravaged with dehydration, workers very efficient.” Himelick said the yield was at Victory Acres, Upland’s community organic farm, not as bountiful as it would have joked that the drought was helpful. “Drought actually was good for us,” said Leslie been with more rain. “Drip tapes sustain the stuff,” Gottschalk, agriculture coach at Victory Acres. “Our soil holds moisture for a long time, so a lot of Himelick said, “ but it doesn’t rain makes it hard for roots to really develop and make it what you’d call ‘superyield.’ Rain and natural water are grow. They kind of rot there.” The workers of Victory Acres attribute the a whole lot better.” Victory Acres Farm Manager Terry Himelick stands in a vineyard he cares for at Victory Acres. However, he maintained that soil’s ability to hold water to the way they work to keep it healthy. Being an organic farm, Victory Victory Acres certainly didn’t have a bad year. How big of an effect of Acres strives for th e the drought will have on sustainability of soil. the entire community, They do so in several ways such as While so many farmers were biting H i m e l i c k s a y s , i s difficult to estimate. He implementing cover crops, also known as their nails, worrying about how badly is sure, however, that a rise in prices will take green manures, which its toll, both on farmers cuts down weed growth their crops would be ravaged with and the general public. and increases organic “ T h e w o r s t p a r t ,” material in the soil dehydration, workers at Victory Acres... Himelick said, “is that simultaneously. Victory e v er y tim e a far m er Acres also uses its joked that the drought was helpful. gets a bigger price, animals to fertilize the everybody else starts s o i l a n d l e t “ n a tu re taking the gouge even have its best,” as Farm more. Oil prices and everything else goes up, Manager at Victory Acres Terry Himelick put it. G o t t s c h a l k , w h o i s a l s o a m a s t e r s o f and the farmers still don’t make anything. Their environmental science candidate for the earth insurance goes up and equipment prices goes up. and environmental science department at Taylor, They’re subsisting.” Even Victory Acres has been hit by this price said Victory Acres fared far better than the local raise. The price of the grain Himelick buys to feed industrial farms. One reason the crops stayed safe was the way the animals has more than doubled. “I was looking at like $6 a bag, and now I’m paying the fields were watered using drip irrigation. This method of irrigation involves using long strips of $13 a bag,” Himelick said. The drought may not have dried out Victory flat hoses, or drip tapes, with holes to let the water Photographs by Timothy P. Riethmiller Victory Acres grows more than just 40 different kinds of vegetables, such as these pumpkins. The farm also houses free-range animals such as chickens, cows, leak out. This allows the water to work its way Acres’ crops, but it might clean out its pockets. sheep and hogs.
Cars speed through downtown Upland, an area Our Town Upland, a group dedicated to keeping Upland a thriving community, has plans to renovate.
FIRST LADY MARYLOU HABECKER HAS BROADENED HER INVOLVEMENT TO OUTSIDE TAYLOR AND INTO THE UPLAND COMMUNITY TAYLOR BLAKE CONTRIBUTOR
When First Lady Marylou Habecker arrived in the U.S. last March from a trip to Korea, she felt a flood of emotions. “I was just overwhelmed by coming back,” Marylou said. Although she and President Habecker were already in their seventh year of living on campus at the time, Upland finally felt like home. With that also came the conviction that she could be more involved in improving the community. “The Lord really put the verse on my heart, on my mind — go to Judea and Samaria and the outermost areas of the world,” Marylou said. “This is my home, and I could be doing more.” No t th at Mar y lou i sn’ t alrea dy involved in volunteer work. Her schedule includes projects that have been on her plate for some time, include mentoring, hosting staff and faculty dinners and leading Women’s Programming events like this week’s Coffee House Quarterly. “Mostly (my volunteer work) has been Taylor related, and that needed to change,” Marylou said. “(I asked), ‘Have I been using where God placed us for such a time as this to help?’ And the answer was no.” Five months ago, Marylou joined Our Town Upland, a group focused on renovating the town. Specific plans for reviving the town appeared in 2010 when the Ball State University College of Architecture and
Planning spent a weekend sketching and meeting with focus groups in Upland. These groups included downtown merchants, churches, youth, senior citizens, Taylor leadership, government, financial institutions and new residents. The goal was to discover what these groups liked about Upland, what concerns they had and what they imagined for the future. The sketches, which Marylou keeps copies of, include ideas for making the town more walker and biker friendly, restoring and face-lifting downtown buildings, and creating more hangout areas. Student housing is another option. “The architects said, ‘When you put people in a town, you put life in a town,” Marylou said. Other research included visiting other small cities with universities and finding ideas from the Indiana towns of Berne and Farmland. One plan already in motion is planting trees along Route 22 entering Upland from Gas City. The proposal is currently in the hands of the Upland Council. Marylou noted several other ideas m ention ed during brainstorming, some of which are a waterpark and a community center with a movie theater, exercise classes and childcare. One idea she is fond of is a student Art gallery. Local artists, students and Taylor professors could display work,
and certain areas of the building would allow visitors to learn new art forms and techniques. These renovations will be places Taylor parents can visit, raising the standard of what is present in Upland. “(The appearance of the town) does not reflect the quality of life people find here,” Marylou said. “People are generous. People are real, and it’s a place of safety. They deserve more.” The Welcome Weekend Polar Pop run that saved the jobs of Upland Pit Stop employees left an impression on Marylou. “It’s a classic case of what would happen if students got involved ,” Marylou said. The challenge is finding students and other members of the community who want involvement in this process so change in Upland will happen. “It’s not their town. It’s our town,” Marylou said of the divide between school and community. “Our town means we all have to help, not just one or two people.” Although much of the work is still in the planning stage, she is happy to help start another wave of the process among students. “Gene and I will put ourselves out on the line,” Marylou said. “We would love to start meeting with students and faculty. Just contact us. (We can) set aside a night to do Upland dreaming.”
Photograph by Micah Hancock
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Walk through any floor on campus, Association, the researchers concluded especially, but not exclusively, male floors, “Violent video game play predicted higher and listen. Mixed in amongst music and levels of aggressive behavior over time.” normal conversation, you probably will This suggestion of a correlation between hear gunfire followed by cheering. This violent video gameplay and heightened aggressive thoughts and behaviors has disturbs me. First person shooter video games like been validated time and time again by Call of Duty are a popular choice for those numerous studies over the years. We might contend that playing a looking to kill some time (pun fully intended) and relax. Even in The Echo violent video game is in the same last fall there was a raving review about category as watching a war movie, or the most current installment of the Gears reading a novel that depicts violence. of War franchise, citing among its positive This is also not true. Watching a movie aspects the almost unlimited number of and reading a book are both passive ways to dismember and kill an opponent actions where a person is the consumer and how much fun it is to play with your of the media portrayed, but when playing friends. They are exciting, fast paced, and a video game, the player is an active very entertaining, especially when participant in the media. Another playing with a large group. However recently published study puts it well; the entertaining these games are though, player “. . . is, simultaneously, both the th e y are not m erely inno c ent aggressor and the victim. Furthermore, entertainment. Violent video games have the ability to commit fictional violence a destructive impact on us individually, — and thereby to succeed — is acquired by learning and practicing aggressive as a community, and as a society. In questioning whether violent video skills (e.g., choosing appropriate weapons, games are an acceptable form of shooting at targets), and these skills are entertainment, many will argue they rewarded directly (e.g., winning points, have no effect on a person, but this is increasing characters’ health, receiving simply not true. In a study published this extra lives, moving on to the next level).” past year by the American Psychological In these violent games, we are literally
pulling the trigger over and over again. The impact of this action over time is un-arguably harmful to a person and desensitizes us to violence. In no way as followers of Christ can we justify playing or supporting these games. Violent games do not endorse the fruits of the spirit, or the values of peace and enemy love that ring throughout the gospels. If we profess these aspects of the gospel and yet simulate the opposite of them over and over we put our minds and hearts in a tough position of believing one thing, but practicing another, even if just on a screen. As Christians, we are called to celebrate beauty and life in fellowship with other believers. If we waste our minds and souls staring at a screen, killing indiscriminately, and then celebrating it with our brothers and sisters in Christ, what part of beauty and life are we celebrating? I am very willing to defend questionable content in the cultural sphere if it has redeeming value, but with violent gaming, there is no redeeming value, and as Christians, it is our calling to sacrifice whatever cheap fun these games may be, and fill ourselves with things less destructive.
AN ‘ORPHAN’S’ PERSPECTIVE NATHAN STURGIS
“Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” shout the students of Taylor University, echoing Lewis Carroll’s poem “Jabberwocky.” Parents and family are coming to see college students, reunions will commence and general good will shall be felt by all. Many students come from the Midwest area and will be overjoyed to show their parents around campus, spend some much-desired family time together again and maybe have those special someones meet their folks. It’s a wonderful time Taylor emphasizes, showing their absolute best to the people who pay for the student tuition. Flyers were sent out during the summer, encouraging parents to sign up and attend this marvelous gathering. But what about those of us who don’t have parents coming? What do we do? As a junior from Colorado, my parents have always lacked the financial resources to come to Parents Weekend. Therefore, I usually end up alone among the festivities and merrymaking where everyone shows off the school to their parents. I am one of those affectionately known as “orphans” on campus. And for us orphans, Parents Weekend is not a source of joy, but pain. Oh, Taylor does try to make us feel better. If your parents think of it and want
October 5, 2012 FRIDAY
Illustration by Rodrigo Carneiro
PARENTS WEEKEND: AN ‘ORPHAN’S’ PERSPECTIVE
EDITOR IN CHIEF
“There’s a lot to do on Parent’s Weekend. But what about those whose parents are too far away?”
orphans. Create an event where faculty and volunteers from the community can sign up to “adopt” a student without a family for this weekend. It wouldn’t have to be a big commitment, but it would show a lonely student more Christ-like love than balloons do. In the meantime, what do we poor orphans do? Well, there’s two options: hide or seek. You can hide in your room, ignore the world outside, and play video But what about those of us games or watch reruns of Family Guy or Desperate Housewives while you wait for who don’t have parents the whole shebang to end. (Trust me, this is a very tempting option, though I would coming? What do we do? choose “Young Justice” or “Doctor Who.”) Or you can be brave. You can step outside, idea of calling us without parents on this see the love and join a friend’s family and weekend “orphans?” I mean, it is rather share some of the love. And those of you who have families lonely on campus these days, so being called an orphan really makes me feel coming this year for Parents Weekend, remember that Christ said in Matthew incredibly loved and wanted. Not. Parents Weekend is always awkward 25:40 that whatever you do in love for the students without family. towards the downtrodden, you do to Sometimes the hall directors will try to Him, and that includes us students alone put on special parties or dinners for those on campus. Look around for the lonely ones. Look who are alone. Sometimes. But really, if you don’t have a family this weekend, for those who have no one around to care for them. Invite them to share in the love there isn’t much Taylor does for you. So, if any of the “powers that be” happen of your family. Because no one deserves to to read this, I have an idea: adopt us be alone on Parents Weekend. to spend the money (or have the money to spend), they can order you a care package from the Grille, with a giant cookie, balloons, candy and a card expressing your family’s sorrow that they couldn’t make it. It’s a nice thought. But cookies and candy don’t help loneliness when you see all the other families on campus and you miss having your own. And honestly, who came up with the
SKIPPING INTO BREAK
Why students should stick around for Thursday classes before fall break WES YOUNG OPINIONS CO-EDITOR
In five days, Taylor students will have to make a decision: skip class Thursday or not skip class Thursday. It seems most students would answer that question by yelling “bye” while hoist a duffle bag over their shoulder and heading out the door Wednesday night. Students seem anxious to leave campus at the beginning of fall break, and really any break, and treat those last few classes before the break as expendable. No one takes those classes seriously anyway, right? Actually, I suggest that we students should take those classes seriously because of the precedent it sets for our lives and the respect we have for our teachers. I understand the desire to go home this instant and take a well-earned break. I feel that urge this moment as I write. I got my doctor’s recommended eight hours of sleep, but it took me a couple of nights to get it. But here are a few reason’s we should fight that urge: First, we need to obey our leaders. Hebrews 13:17 says this verbatim. I grant you that teachers are not the rulers of their students. You will not go to jail or get sent to your room for disobeying them. But you did put them in charge of your education and are consequently your leaders. This verse also commands us to let our leaders do their job “with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.” Teachers work hard to prepare lessons that benefit us. And you’d better bet they are feeling the urge to quit early just as much as you are. Shouldn’t we show up to class and appreciate what they do for us? Second, what you put into yourself is what will come out of you in the future. When you came to Taylor, you committed yourself to being a student. When you signed up for the classes you are taking this semester, you committed yourself to participating in them as they were described in the courses catalog and syllabi. ‘But,’ you might say, ‘I only came to this school because my parents made me.’ Let me ask you a couple questions. Are you over eighteen? Does that not make you legally responsible for your actions according to the state? So, yes, you did decide to enroll at Taylor. In short, going to class is your duty. Luke 6:45 says, “The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks” (ESV). When you skip class, it places a little laziness in your heart. And laziness is laziness, no matter how big or small the responsibility you ignore. If you foster laziness in yourself, laziness will influence your future choices. Instead of skipping class this break, do that little hopstep thing on your way to class knowing that you are creating a better future for yourself.
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“Overall we were very pleased” said head coach Ted Bowers. “We had 7 out of 12 of our team members had season or personal PRs, easily our fastest team time of the year so far.”
Cross country teams compete at the Greater Louisville Classic
October 5, 2012 FRIDAY
THE WATERBOY This is not a column titled after the 1998 comedy with Adam Sandler. It’s a place to take a break from the action, step over to the bench and let me refresh you with a cold cup of sports knowledge. Every other week, I’ll give a response to the professional and college sports world’s latest controversy.
No Love at Ryder Cup JEFF YODER SPORTS CO-EDITOR
In the mid ‘90s, Greg Norman was arguably the world’s greatest golfer. Known as the Great White Shark, Norman led the 1996 Masters by six strokes heading into Sunday. Few feared Norman, unlike a great white, because he was notorious for choking in major tournaments. A fourth-round 78 beached the shark five strokes behind Nick Faldo and a green jacket that year. Faldo earned the Masters victory with a 67 that day, but a miracle comeback is only as big as the disastrous choke it’s coupled with. Last weekend’s ‘Miracle at Medinah’ was a miraculous victory for the Europeans. For the U.S., it’s one of the biggest collapses in golf since Norman’s 1996 debacle. With just singles play remaining Sunday in Medinah, Ill., Team USA led the Europeans at the 2012 Ryder Cup 10 points to six. European superstar Rory McIlroy showed up five minutes before his tee time escorted by an unmarked police car. McIlroy still beat his opponent Keegan Bradley 2 and 1. And so began one of the most frustrating days in front of a television any American golf fan has experienced. American captain Davis Love III got some hate after the team’s colossal meltdown on Sunday. As captain, Love was in charge of making selections for the Ryder Cup team. His selections were not the problem, but his decision to sit Phil Mickelson earned him much of the blame after watching his team fall to pieces. Mickelson later admitted that he asked to sit out Sunday. Of Love’s picks, the only notable golfer left off the roster was Rickie Fowler, and few people disagreed with that choice anyway. Love was feeling confident until Sunday morning, so why did the United States fold like a cheap tent? A group of four normally-dominant American veterans didn’t live up to expectations. The foursome spent most of Sunday yelling “Fore!” as they were to blame for the Ryder Cup disaster. The first of these four is Tiger Woods. Woods is the No. 2 player in the world but simply didn’t play like it. End of story. The usually-reliable Steve Stricker struck out for the tournament, going 0-4 in all of his events. Jim Furyk was one-up on Sergio Garcia through 16 holes. Furyk threw away the last two holes with two bogeys and Garcia walked away victorious. Lastly, Brandt Snedeker caved worse than anyone last weekend. Some really bad shots cost him and Furyk their foursome match on Friday, while Snedeker spent Sunday’s singles match in the shadow of Paul Lawrie. Yes, the same Paul Lawrie who won the 1999 Open Championship and is currently 43 years old. Lawrie was one of the questionable European picks, but he proved to be a good call as Snedeker made him look like an all-star on Sunday. Woods, Stricker, Furyk and Snedeker combined for just 2.5 of the Americans’ 13.5 points. On Sunday, they collectively won just half a point as the Europeans took the Ryder Cup 14.5 to 13.5. The blame can be laid on a number of different players, but in the end it unfairly falls on the captain. As a professional, golf is normally an individual sport. Greg Norman can require the heimlich maneuver after putting up a 78 on a Sunday, but he goes home to his mansion worrying only about himself. The Ryder Cup was a team effort last weekend, and even though four team members won’t sleep soundly anytime soon, team captain Davis Love III won’t be getting much love in future Ryder Cups.
TROJANS SWEEP MARIAN, EXTEND THEIR CONFERENCE HOME WINNING STREAK TO 39 BRYCE MARSEE CONTRIBUTOR
The No. 24-ranked Taylor volleyball team picked up their second consecutive Hoogh. With the score tied at 20, the Trojans’ ended the set on a 5-2 run capped Crossroads League win Wednesday night, defeating the Marian Knights 3-0. With off with a kill by freshman Casey Allen. The third set played out much like the second as the Trojans’ trailed Marian the victory, the Trojans extended their Crossroads League home-court winning 7-13. Allen, DeHoogh and Swart combined for six kills in an 8-2 rally to tie things streak to 39 consecutive matches. up at 15-all. Marian was able to get back on track, staying even with the Trojans “I think we had a lot of confidence going into this until the two teams came to a 23-all tie. After a kill by match,” said Head Coach Brittany Smith. “We knew DeHoogh, freshman setter Olivia Griffith recorded we had made some adjustments and we knew we were “I think we had a lot of confidence Taylor’s second ace of the night to end the game. prepared for what they were going to do.” Griffith finished with a team-high 37 assists, while The Trojans got off to a fast start in the match, taking going into this match. We knew Swart led the offensive attack with 12 kills on 25 atthe first set 25-17 without trailing once. tempts. Luke and DeHoogh chipped in 10 and eight we had made some adjustments The two teams appeared evenly matched early on, kills respectively. Junior Montanna Ashline led a Taywith both sides swapping points until Taylor was able and we knew we were prepared for lor defense that held Marian to a .115 hitting percentto rally. With an 11-10 lead, the Trojans sparked a 14-7 what they were going to do. ” age, and senior Courtney Herschberger tallied 19 digs. run to end the set. Seniors Ali Swart and Elizabeth With the loss, Marian, coached by former Taylor asLuke led the Trojan rally, combining for 10 of the team’s sistant Ashlee Pritchard, fell to 9-10 on the season and 14 kills. 6-4 in Crossroads League play. “We definitely found our rhythm by the end of the Taylor (14-6, 8-2) will be back in action tonight for first set,” Swart said. “We carried it through, and by the Parents Weekend, as they play host to conference foe Saint Francis. The first set end of the second set our defense was really rolling. Plus, we did a much better is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. job as hitters keeping the ball in and being aggressive with where we were plac“Saint Francis is a lot more athletic than this Marian team we saw tonight,” ing the ball.” Marian came out strong in the second set, climbing to an early 5-1 lead. Before Smith said. “They are really able to execute plays consistently. We’re confident, and we’re excited to hopefully take this in three (sets) and see what we can do.” the Knights could pull away, the Trojans mounted another rally tying the set up at seven thanks to some impressive kills by Swart, Luke and junior Ashlyn De-
Cross country teams compete at the Greater Louisville Classic WILL FAIRFAX SPORTS WRITER
The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic on Saturday, which featured Division I, Division II, Division III and NAIA teams. The women finished 25th of 43 teams, while the men placed 40th out of 46 teams. Both teams competed in the Blue division, which features runners from Division I, Division II and some NAIA teams. Sophomore Elaine Schmeltz led the 21st-ranked Trojans with a time of 19:10 and finished 87th out of 321 runners. Her impressive performance was capped off with being selected as the Crossroads League Runner of the Week. Fellow sophomore Jenna Norris finished in 19:19 and placed 101st, and freshman Jane Hawks finished 130th with a time of 19:33. Taylor’s fourth runner was sophomore Allison Steinbeck who placed 152nd in 19:45. Freshman Grace Carver rounded out the top five scoring places with a time of 20:03 for 178th.
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crossed the finish line 186th with a time of 26:58, and sophomore Jared Reed was only steps behind, finishing with a time of 27:04. Freshman Aaron Crull set a PR with a time of 27:26, and Sophomore Scott King came in at 28:13. Taylor produced its fastest team time of the year against the strongest competition they will face all year. They were without the services of sophomore Zach Warner, who has been the Trojans’ top runner in the first two meets. “Overall we were very pleased,” said Head Coach Ted Bowers. “We had 7 out of 12 of our team members had season or personal PRs, easily our fastest team time of the year so far.” Bowers was proud of all of his runners, but especially Slater, who overcame injuries and sickness to record his best ever time by slashing off more than a minute. The Trojans’ next meet is tomorrow at the Indiana Wesleyan Invitational.
“Louisville was a learning experience for us,” said Head Coach Quinn White. “We didn’t necessarily run as aggressive as we wanted to. We weren’t as competitive as we would have liked to have been, but we still gained very valuable experience from it that will hopefully benefit us in future in other large meets that we run.” The Trojans have a very young team, with the top seven runners all being sophomores and freshman. Quinn was pleased with his team’s performance, but he noted they still have a lot to improve on going forward. “We learned that we need to be more aggressive at the start of a big race. We need to rely on our gifts more and we have to stay aggressive the last mile.” Sophomore Ethan Evans, who had a personal record (PR) of 26:46, led the men and placed 159th in the 362-runner field. Senior Corbin Slater
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Trojans’ back line awaits serve from Marian Wednesday night.
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“It was definitely a bittersweet moment. It made me think about the past four years and how blessed and thankful I am to play four years of college tennis.”
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TENNIS TEAMS END THEIR SEASONS IN THE FIRST ROUND
October 5, 2012 FRIDAY
FOOTBALL (2-3, 0-1) SCHEDULE 10/06 vs No. 1 Marian 7 p.m. 10/13 @ Concordia 1 p.m. 10/20 vs No. 5 St. Xavier 1 p.m. 11/03 @ No. 9 St. Francis 12 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL (14-6, 8-2) SCHEDULE 10/05 vs St. Francis 6 p.m. 10/06 @ Spring Arbor 3 p.m. 10/10 @ Goshen 7 p.m. 10/12 vs Viterbo 12 p.m. (Bellevue, Neb.)
MEN’S SOCCER (5-7-1, 0-3-1)
Sophomore Tim Miller aggresively drives the ball down the field between a group of Spring Arbor players.
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MEN’S SOCCER LOSES TO SPRING ARBOR AT HOME
SCHEDULE 10/05 vs St. Francis 7:30 p.m. 10/10 vs Grace 7 p.m. 10/13 @ Huntington 2 p.m. 10/16 vs Indiana Wesleyan 7 p.m.
NICK VAN HEEST SPORTS WRITER
A thick fog blanketed Taylor’s campus Tuesday evening, but the men’s soccer team was unable to blanket the powerful offense of Crossroad League-leader Spring Arbor, giving up three second-half goals en route to a 3-2 defeat at home. The Trojans (5-7-1, 0-3-1) started the match off strong, limiting Spring Arbor (10-2-1 (3-0-1) to four shots while looking dangerous on the counterattack. Taylor opened the scoring in the 27th minute, as junior defender Kevin Miller’s inch-perfect cross from the right found the head of the smallest player on the field, sophomore midfielder Giovanny Guthro. “The guy in front of me was a lot bigger than me, but I went in and hit the ball with my head,” Guthro said. “I give thanks to God that it went in.” Spring Arbor came out flying in the second half, scoring back-to-back goals in the 50th and 51st minutes to take the 2-1 lead. Taylor refused to give up, equalizing in the 70th minute off another brilliant assist by Miller. The defender’s
acrobatic overhead kick from the left side was poked home by senior forward Joel Ritz to tie the match 2-2. However, Spring Arbor took the lead for good just three minutes later, although sophomore forward Tim Miller came agonizingly close to scoring in the 76th minute. The ball slipped past the Spring Arbor defense, but Miller pulled his close-range effort just wide. Taylor attempted nine shots, including five shots on goal, and Spring Arbor took 13 shots, six of which were on target. Freshman goalkeeper Jesse Carmody made three saves for the Trojans. Head Coach Gary Ross admitted that the team still had some things to work on, but found some positives in the team’s performance. “We were happy with our execution in the first half,” Ross said. “We sat back in our own half with a low line of pressure, then tried to confuse them by coming out with higher pressure and utilizing our speed on the wings in the second half. It just turned out that we
didn’t finish and defend well enough to execute the plan.” Guthro echoed Ross’ thoughts on the team’s execution. “Our plan was to pack it in at the back and try to counterattack through our wings. Unfortunately, we came out a little flat in the second half,” he said. “The game is all about small plays, and you never know in a 90 minute match which small play is going to be a big play,” Ross said. “As we keep plugging away, our objective is to remain consistent and disciplined. We got undisciplined in a couple instances, and it cost us.” “This was a tough loss, but we’re looking forward to the next game because we’re not giving up,” Guthro added. The Trojans are still searching for their first league victory as they take on Saint Francis at home at 7:30 p.m. tonight for Parents’ Weekend.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (8-3, 1-2) SCHEDULE 10/06 vs No. 7 Spring Arbor 1 p.m. 10/09 @ Indiana Wesleyan 7 p.m. 10/13 vs Goshen 7 p.m. 10/17 @ Bethel 7 p.m.
MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE 10/06 Indiana Wesleyan Invitational 11 a.m. (Marion, Ind.) 10/20 Great Lakes Classic 11 a.m. (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 11/03 Crossroads League Championships 12 p.m. (Upland, Ind.) 11/17 NAIA National Championship 12 p.m. (Vancouver, Wash.)
Fantasy Feed MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TENNIS Tom Brady, New England QB Brady threw for 340 yards and three touchdowns as the Patriots embarrassed Buffalo last Sunday. Brady has now thrown for more than 300 yards in three straight weeks, and the upcoming games for the Patriots will be more than favorable for him. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle RB Lynch had his fourth straight game with 20 or more carries Sunday as he rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown. As the Seahawks’ primary weapon, look for more of the same this week against a lifeless Carolina run defense. Brian Hartline, Miami WR Hartline had the Cardinals’ secondary checking their pulses Sunday as he put up video game numbers. Twelve catches for 253 yards and a touchdown might be the biggest game by a Dolphins receiver since the Dan Marino days. Jason Witten, Dallas TE Witten had just eight catches for 76 yards and touchdowns through the first three weeks of the season. He finally got back to the norm Monday night, tallying 13 catches for 112 yards and a touchdown, despite losing to the Bears. Russell Wilson, Seattle QB The Seahawks’ rookie quarterback won the starting spot in the preseason but might be grabbing some pine in the near future. Wilson had 160 yards and three picks. 160 yards in Week 4 was still more than each of his previous three weeks. DeMarco Murray, Dallas RB Murray hasn’t been spectacular yet in 2012. He had just 24 yards on 11 carries and amassed just 44 yards in Week 2 and 38 yards in Week 3. He does get a lot of action in the passing game, so he’s still a viable option. Andre Johnson, Houston WR Normally a fantasy stud, Johnson had just three grabs for 56 yards in Week 4. He had eight total catches in the last three games and watched a lot of the touches go to star running back Arian Foster. Dennis Pitta, Baltimore TE Pitta was a freak in Weeks 1-3 with 18 catches for nearly 200 yards and two touchdowns on the season. He failed to get a single grab in the Ravens’ win over the Browns last week and was only targeted twice.
TEAMS END THEIR SEASONS IN THE FIRST ROUND GABE BAIN SPORTS CO-EDITOR
“I think the team’s attitudes and efforts were excelTaylor’s men’s and women’s tennis teams finished their seasons Tuesday after losing matches in the lent,” Taylor said. “We just had too many execution first round of the Crossroads League tournament. errors.” The women’s team kept a very optimistic approach The women’s team was defeated by the Spring Arbor Cougars and the men’s team fell to the Grace College as they took on Spring Arbor on Tuesday after losing a close match to them last Thursday at home. Lancers. “We all expected to pull out a win,” said junior Kim The men’s team (4-9, 2-6) fell to the Lancers, 7-2, Henke. “It was a redeeming match (to) help get our for the second time this season. “We were hoping to turn things around from the position back.” The fifth-seeded Trojans dropped the match 6-3 to regular season,” said head coach Don Taylor. “We were hoping to put things together and upset them the fourth-seeded Cougars. The match started with singles as Taylor and Spring (Grace).” The Trojans started in an 0-3 hole after dropping Arbor split the six matches, leaving it tied at three. The all three doubles matches. No. 2 doubles and No. 3 three wins came from juniors Tara Gnagy and Cassie Flemming and freshman doubles both lost their Rachel Zandee who won matches 8-3. The No. 1 doubles team of seniors “I think the team’s attitudes and in three sets. “ We w e re n o t a s Luke Tilden and Wes efforts were excellent. We just mentally prepared as Young kept the match close but ended up loshad too many execution errors.” we should have been,” said senior Kelsey ing 9-7. Meyer. “They came out “There was an urgency stronger than we were in to try and bring our best doubles.” effort and recover from The doubles matches did not bode well for the that (being down 0-3),” Tilden said. “In the end, it was women’s team as they dropped all three at the hands a little too much to overcome.” The Trojans had more success at singles, but it was of the cougars, ending their season. The closet of three matches was the No. 2 doubles not enough to defeat Grace. Senior Jon Erny took down his opponent at with team of Henke and freshman Rachel Kammer. “(In doubles) we had a lot of potential we just a score of 6-3 and 6-2. Tilden also grabbed a 6-4, 6-2 couldn’t reach,” Henke said. “We had a lot of unforced victory. Those were the only two victories for the Trojans. errors that ended up costing us a couple matches.” Being the only senior on the women’s team, Meyer Senior Wes Nitzsche and sophomore Carlos Guarin both lost their matches 6-4, 6-2. Junior Cameron reflected upon the match and her career at Taylor. “It was definitely a bittersweet moment,” she said. Boehning played a close match but lost in three sets “It made me think about the past four years and how 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. “At the end of the day Grace came up with too many blessed and thankful I am to play four years of college big shots to keep ahead in the match and were able tennis.” The lady Trojans finished with a 4-4 record in the to pull it off,” Boehning said. Senior Wes Young also lost 6-2, 6-0 to Daniel San- Crossroads League and an overall record of 5-8. chez.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:
MATT POLAND YEAR:
mpopo, poland, tiger
FAVORITE ARTIST/ MUSICIAN:
FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE:
My older brother
BEST SOCCER MEMORY:
Best Soccer Memory: Winning Conference Tournament last year
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