Amanda HernandeZ and the Duhawks finish in top 10 at Augustana Invitational
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September 27, 2012 — Vol. 91, Issue 3
Stop the silence
Students share their personal experiences regarding bullying
Art shows, a vintage ball, a film competition and more will highlight the festivities in downtown Dubuque
by NINO ERBA staff writer
by HANNAH WAY copy editor
Art slam, art gumbo and a vintage ball. Not your ordinary schedule of events for a weekend, but September has brought with it Dubuque’s annual progressive arts show. “Voices from the Warehouse District” opened its eighth annual event on Sept. 8. Taking place over a five-week period in the Historic Millwork District, the warehouse at the corner of 10th and Jackson streets has become a gathering place for artists and art-lovers alike. The warehouse, functioning as an art gallery, has become home to 15 artists, highlighting both local and national artists. Among these fifteen artists was Kristi Olberding, a recent graduate of Loras. In addition to being an art gallery until the first weekend of October — open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., it has played host to many different cultural events. On Friday, Sept. 14, four teams of artists competed simultaneously in a 90-minute “art slam.” Teams from Clarke University, the University of Dubuque, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Loras each were given just
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Sophomores Kalli Olberding, Jessica Jandernoa and Mark Fuentebella compete in the annual “art slam.”
photo by TYLER GARRISON
Rajmohan Gandhi addressed members of the Loras and Dubuque communities last Friday for the conclusion of Peace and Justice Week.
Gandhi’s legacy marches on
by KAY PAUL staff writer
s the featured culmination to Peace and Justice Week, Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas Gandhi visited Loras. He spoke about his experience with various nonviolence activists and what students can do to get involved in peace building. The night began with choirs from Clarke, the University of Dubuque and Loras singing together for the second time in history. The choirs were followed by a performance by a dance group of Indian youth from Dubuque. The dance was a mix of traditional Indian and popular music. But all this was just the beginning of an unforgettable night. Rajmohan Gandhi is a research professor at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and author of several books. “After over 12 years at the University of Illinois, it was about time I visit Dubuque,” he said. After introducing himself, Gandhi wanted to make sure the audience knew of the type of person he is: “I am not a trainer of conflict resolution … I’m a storyteller or historian.” Gandhi’s story is of a long and meaningful road. Many people have sacrificed, and continue to sacrifice, their lives for peace. Gandhi has met many of them, including the Da-
lai Lama, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and of course his grandfather Mohandas Gandhi. Gandhi met the Dalai Lama in 1959 when the Dalai Lama, an empathetic listener with a love of laughter, found exile in India. Nelson Mandela, arrested and imprisoned for decades for his nonviolent protesting, later became the president of South Africa in 1994. Mandela, Ghandi said, “was a friend of the jailed and the jailers.” Gandhi traveled for four days with Mandela in India. He recalled just how many wanted Mandela’s autograph. Gandhi said that unlike most celebrities, Mandela always took the time to sign each and everyone’s paper in a careful manner, not hastily scribbling something so he could move on. When Mandela stayed in a mansion while he was traveling, he made sure to seek out each and every servant and personally thank them for their service.
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On Thursday, Sept. 20, the Riverview Center sponsored “Stop The Silence: Speak Out, Reach Out,” an anti-bullying rally at Washington Square in Dubuque. The rally was organized largely by Riverview Center President and CEO Josh Jasper and by Michelle Bechen, a professor of social work at Loras. The rally was yet another public display in support of anti-bullying activism that has blossomed since 2010, when a string of LGBT-related suicides made national headlines. Before the rally started, volunteers set up the event and handed out pamphlets and signs about bullying. There also were T-shirts, signup sheets for people to get involved, and anti-bullying “bingo,” with statistics and interesting facts as the squares. Jasper opened the rally by discussing bullying and the Riverview Center’s efforts to curphoto by ELIZABETH tail it. Jasper deEVERSOLE scribed bullying as Josh Jasper a learned behav- speaks to the ior. He also empha- crowd gathered at sized that cyberbul- the anti-bullying lying, especially on rally. Facebook, is becoming a greater problem. Jasper then turned the microphone over to students, who shared personal experiences regarding bullying. He was followed by Pan Ave, a kid/teen musical group who performed “What Makes You Beautiful,” by One Direction. It was an inspiring and uplifting performance and was followed by an invitation for the kids from the crowd to come in and sing and dance to “Dynamite,” by Taio Cruz.
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Graduation ‘killed’ the radio star by MARY AGNOLI news editor
When prompted, some students may not be able to identify what exactly KLCR is, even though it has been a part of campus life for many years. This student-run radio station has been on a bit of a hiatus, but for the past two years, students have been trying to build it back up. After the graduation of the seniors who ran KLCR a few years ago, now-senior Allison Zalesny was trying her utmost to keep the station on the air. However, the lack of resources and the fact that the outside party who owned the website that streamed KLCR shut it down, made it impossible for the station to continue. This year, though, things are set to change. “We finally got in touch with the right people to make the station possible again,” said Zalesny, the KLCR music director. “So this is the year to fix it before we leave.” In order to accomplish this goal, the students of KLCR realize that funds are necessary. “On campus advertising is the first step,” said senior Paul Deeter, who is the station’s assistant technical director.
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Cole Mariottini and Allison Zalesny work in the KLCR studio in Hoffmann Hall. They hope to do fundraisers throughout the year to not only purchase the radio equipment and create a website to host their streaming, but they also would like to boost the audience by offering prizes to listeners. Other KLCR
goals are to be on the airwaves in the Pub and Cafe and hopefully gain the attention of other organizations on campus. However, getting the station physically up and running isn’t the only challenge. “A lot of the students who are currently working at the radio station are seniors,” explained Deeter. “So we’re looking for people who are willing to take it and go with it (next year).” Currently KLCR’s e-board is made up of seniors Zalesny, Deeter, Bo Anderson, Cole Mariottini, Shannon Lucas and Molly Devine. Although it does take dedication, being involved in the program also offers much flexibility. “You get to pick the time and day you do your own show,” said Zalesny. “We’ll have shows running all week and different times that work best for the host.” With the combined efforts of past and potential new members, KLCR hopes to have its first broadcasts out before Christmas. Students who want to become a part of the KLCR team can contact Paul Deeter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Allison Zalensy (email@example.com).
Sept. 27 , 2012
Pep Rally Snapshots
2 photos by Katherine Edwards, Nick Joos and Tyler Garrison
1. Royalty candidates
Breanna Oxley and Kevin Meyers walk down the track, gesturing to the crowd.
2. Charlene Becicka and JIm Naprstek take a royal walk. Charlene was all smiles during the pep rally.
3. Another candidate couple, Sarah Dickhut and Steven Liske make their way to their chairs.
Anti-Bully Rally: Sending a message continued from page 1 screening for the movie Bully in Dubuque. BulPeople also had the ly basically inspired this brief chance to share rally,” said Jasper their experiences with the crowd. The last act “Bechen started was Casethejoint, a spogetting involving in ken word artist who perJune, and Seton Midformed an original piece dle School, Hempstead about bullying (with High School, and Losome people’s names ras were involved in the thrown in for good meamonths of preparation,” sure.) The rally received said Jasper. praise from the crowd. “We had about 250 Sam Peter, a student people show up, and it at Loras, said, “My fawas a very good turnvorite part was seeout.” As of now, more ing the message getting rallies are planned for through to people.” the future. Jasper said that “one (is planned) in Sixth-graders from SeOctober at Seton Middle ton Middle School, when School. We’re waiting asked about their favorfor more schools to getite part, collectively said illustration by AYUSH SUBEDI ting involved at the mothey liked “when people ment.” were sharing stories and cheering out.” The rally showed a community willJenna Lee, a Dubuque communi- ing to stand up for victims and end ty member, said, “My favorite part was the abuse that children are experiencthe community involvement with the ral- ing every day. One hopes that with ly, and people giving something that they enough activism, future generations can relate to.” will never come across bullying in “It started in June, when we did a their lifetime.
4. Mooch Donnelly and Allison Zalesny, the jokers of the court, mosey on down the track.
5. President Jim Collins kicked off the festivities with a message to the crowd. It was a beautiful day at the Rock Bowl for the pep rally.
Learn how to do the jig at McNulty School of Irish Dance
Beginning in September, the McNulty School of Irish Dance is offering Irish dance lessons for all ages in Dubuque, beginner through championship levels; classes will be held at the Fieldhouse on Sunday afternoons. College students with a valid college ID will receive a discount on classes. Students are invited to join this rich tradition while enjoying a healthy workout. Students learn basic skills and dances set to music, including the Irish jig and reel. As they progress, students continue to learn traditional solos and céilis (group dances), as well as modern choreographies. Owner/director Barbara McNulty, T.C.R.G., invites those interested to try an introductory Irish dance lesson free of
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charge. No previous experience is necessary. Please e-mail McNultyDancers@aol.com to register. Pre-registration is a must. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle and gym shoes.
Founded in 1971 by McNulty, the McNulty School has grown to become one of the most active schools in the Midwest, with classes in more than 15 locations across Chicagoland, Bloomington, and Rockford, IL, as well as Wisconsin and Iowa. The McNulty School of Irish Dance seeks to preserve the rich traditions of Irish music and dance by celebrating them now and passing them down for future generations. E-mail McNultyDancers@aol.com or visit their website at http://www.mcnultyirishdancers.com/. Fall session (6 weeks*) – 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18: Times: 1 p.m. (30 minutes); 1:30 p.m. (30 minutes); 2 p.m. (45 minutes); 2 p.m. (60 minutes); 3 p.m. (30 minutes); 3:30 p.m. (45 minutes).
The Pulse DUBUQUE MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAy
Campus Ministry is trying to gather a large group of students to take part in Dubuque Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 27. Service groups from UD, Clarke, and IBM workers will take part as well. If interested, sign up through Campus Ministry with a T-shirt size by October 1.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Tonight at 8:00 p.m. Student Union will be hosting an ice cream social on the second floor of the Library (in front of the check out desk).
SENIORS PAINT THE HILL
Tonight at 6:00 p.m. members of the senior class will be able to “paint the hill” by Keane Hall. The event is put on by CAB.
Sophomore, Junior, and Senior-Year Experiences are joining together to provide their respective classes with a free trip to Six Flags Great America. This trip will occur Saturday, October 6 with the bus leaving Loras at 9 a.m. and returning to campus at 1 a.m the following morning. Transportation is provided. Next week, tickets will be available outside the Pub during lunch hours.
2012 Alumni homecoming panels The alumni panel provides students with an excellent opportunity to learn firsthand what they can be participating in at Loras to prepare for future careers and graduate schools. These alumni lived in the same places students live, were involved in the same activities, and knew the same professors. This gives current students a chance to hear from alumni about what they are glad they did while they were here and what they wished they would have done. They will share insightful advice that will be beneficial in preparing for life after college. Panel highlights include: Neil Ruhland ’07- Investigative Research Specialist from Washington, DC Wendy Schrunk ’07- Team Lead at Goldman Sachs in Chicago, IL Michele Gelaude ’10- Director of Campus Ministry at Wahlert High School Friday, Sept. 28 from 3-4 p.m. Wahlert Education Center Questions – Faye Finnegan (ext. 7155) CEL Office
Sept. 27, 2012
Non-violence: Why not call it love?
continued from page 1 In order to provide a modern day examAnother man of peace, Martin Luther ple, Professor Gandhi mentioned the killKing Jr., was known for his calm speech ings in Uganda and 9/11. in comparison to his father, Martin Luther “If the killings in Uganda were done in a King, Sr.’s “fiery” oration, Gandhi said. church, would they then become a Christian Both King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi never crime?” Gandhi asked. mentioned that nonviolence was something It was a question that puzzled the audithey created, it has always been there, “as ence. A question that hit home due to the old as the hills,” said Gandhi. All they did 9/11 terrorist attacks. It drew attention to was take hold of it. the men who caused much “[Professor Gandhi] brought pain in the name of Islam, but a variety of aspects to the iswho do not represent Islam itGandhi is a man self. sue of Peace and Justice,” said who radiates sophomore Emmalyne Smith. Gandhi also mentioned an “He spoke on behalf of those analogy King Jr. stated: hupeace in his who have fought for Peace manity is a cloth with each person. and Justice and nonviolence person a thread. What affects throughout the world.” thread directly affects all Fr. William one Gandhi shifted a little to a indirectly. Gandhi then asked Joensen one of the most important question that arose concerning his grandfather: why call dean of campus questions of the night: “Are spiritual life we tearing humanity’s garit nonviolence? Why not call it love? Gandhi answered that ment?” question suggesting that nonGandhi instructed the auviolence may mean more than love. This dience to “reach out and embrace the sufstatement is very puzzling, but his grand- fering spaces that surround us” in order to father stated that “love might suggest an search out the truth behind the violence in absence of struggle.” Struggle is a part of the world. nonviolence, and without it the goal would “Professor Gandhi is a man who radiates never be reached. peace in his person…from his own historMahatma Gandhi’s life was his message ical experience,” said Father William Joof peace. He told his followers that India ensen, dean of campus spiritual life. would gain nothing from murderers, which What would the world be like if everyone is why nonviolence was the only solution. listened to Rajmohan Gandhi’s advice?
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90 minutes to create a piece of artwork. Three sophomore Loras students, Kalli Olberding, Mark Fuentebella, and Jessica Jandernoa, were selected to represent Loras in the first annual competition. With the four teams working in the middle of the warehouse, the public was welcome to walk around and watch the pieces being created from start to finish. “Jessica, Mark and I met up a few times to discuss how we wanted to approach this competition. The rules were rather simple; using a 3x4 foot canvas, create something within 90 minutes,” said Kalli Olberding. “With a broad range of things we could do, we each created our own drawings. With that, we meshed our drawings and styles together.” Although the Loras team did not place first in the competition, losing to Clarke, it was an exciting event to both witness and be a part of. “The Art Slam was overall a fantastic experience. It was a great opportunity
to be more involved in the art community,” said Olberding. “It’s events like the Art Slam that are a great way to showcase artists from the area. It gathered people together to support and appreciate art in many forms.” In addition to the art slam, Voices has put on a vintage ball and multiple concerts during the month of September. Although the event is beginning to wind down, there are still a few events open to the public. Tonight there will be a screening of the entries in the Canned Film Competition where participants were given 50 hours to create a short film. On Sunday, Sept. 30, there will be a runway show of living art. On Wednesday, Oct. 3, there is a competition between local micro-brewers to be judged by the public, and on Thursday, Oct. 4, Stupid Economy, a one woman show will be performed in the warehouse. It will all conclude on Friday, Oct. 5, with an art gallery tour through the downtown that features Voices as one of the stops.
Sept. 27, 2012
Discrimination not a Christian value I ’ve spent the last two weeks detailing the agenda, mindset and threatening nature of fundamentalist Christianity in the GOP, but in this last addition to my series, I’d like to make a few constructive suggestions for those Christian conservatives who wish to not fall into the negative of the rett obbins categorization “Christian Right.” Firstly, being a Christian comes in all shapes, forms and colors. Being a fundamentalist lunatic doesn’t make anyone any more “holy” or in the right with God than being a compassionate liberal does. You can
be a Christian and be pro-choice, pro-gay rights, or vote Democrat without having your faith delegitimized. My problem with the Christian Right is the intolerance for anyone who doesn’t follow their orders. If you are a conservative Christian, that’s fine, but understand that no number of Bible studies makes your opinion the law of the land. You have every right to pray and believe what you want, but you have no right to oppress and discriminate via hijacking the government. And that being said, why would you want to oppress people those whose faith disagrees with your’s? Jesus was not a militant Sean Hannity commando as many in the GOP have redrawn him to be. Jesus was a pacifist; a liberal-minded revolutionary who cherished love, tolerance and generosity. As far as I know, Jesus didn’t declare the Jews superior
Jesus didn’t declare the Jews superior over all people, campaign for gays to be persecuted, call people who supported taxing the rich “communists,” or take up arms and root for war. over all people, campaign for gays to be persecuted, call people who supported taxing the rich “communists,” or take up arms and root for war. Oppression, discrimination, hatred and bigotry are not essential Christian values, I hope anyway; rather, I’d like to think they’re spawnings of the devil. GOP Jesus isn’t real, regardless of what your faith is. If your devotion is with God and the church, embrace the idea of loving all your
fellow human beings and leaving the judging for the Holy Lord. Don’t campaign against secularism in government, equality for gay people, reproductive rights, etc., because you judge it poorly. I myself am not a Christian; I find nearly everything about religion illogical and ridiculous. I find worship silly, the Bible false, and eating unleavened bread and cheap wine not the slightest bit redeeming. However, never will I campaign for churches to be closed, the Bible burned and Christianity outlawed. I won’t petition for Christians to have fewer rights than me or declare America an Agnostic Nation. Rather, I’ll continue my fight to create an America where everyone is equal, no matter their beliefs. If you are a committed follower of Jesus and a loving worshipper of God, you should be in the same boat with me.
— The spirit of homecoming —
Editorial advocating censorship is misguided
illustration by AYUSH Subedi
Letters to the editor are welcomed Do you have an opinion on something and want to write a “letter to the editor”? Or do you have more questions about an article you read? Corrections or clarifications? A differing opinion about an issue brought up that you want to be heard? We want your input. In every published Lorian, all members of the Loras community are able (and encouraged) to write a “letter to the editor.” We encourage differing opinions, so take the time, speak your mind, and let us air your thoughts.
It’s not just the writers for the Lorian that have print-worthy material; you do, too. To submit a “letter to the editor,” please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, everyone is welcome to submit story ideas to The Lorian. If you or an organization you are a part of is doing something noteworthy, or wants to get news out about an upcoming event, we also accept articles from guest writers as long as we are told a few days in advance. By John Clark
I was truly disappointed to read the editors of the Lorian, a student newspaper, refer to our First Amendment right to free speech as a “privilege” and to claim that “some things really do deserve to be censored.” During my time at Loras, I have seen the Lorian criticize the college’s curriculum and other policies; writers have criticized and supported the Catholic Church; supporters and opponents of abortion have debated; columnists and letter writers have disputed over same-sex marriage. In every case some people were bound to have been offended, but it is the freedom of speech that allows publications like the Lorian to flourish. The editors argue that films such as “Innocence of Muslims” should be censored for reasons of natural security, but who is to do the censoring and by what standard? Does it really sound like a good idea to allow a government to censor its citizens’ speech in the name of what it considers national security? Government leaders have always been tempted to consider their own power as equivalent to national security, so the Lorian’s standard would open the door to the silencing of the government’s critics. Second, this standard allows those who are the fastest to resort to violence to hold our free speech rights hostage. The quickest way to silence your opponents would be to resort to violence in response to their words. The truth behind the Lorian’s position is that we all have a responsibility to speak respectfully of others and in the pursuit of truth. But that is not the same as believing that someone else has the responsibility to ensure that we do so. The best remedy to disrespectful or erroneous speech is more speech. The Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon” is arguably just as disrespectful to Mormons as Innocence of Muslims is to Muslims, yet it won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2011 and has produced the highest charting Broadway cast album in over four decades. Have Mormons responded to this widespread mockery of their religion with violence? No; in fact, they responded by taking out an ad in the playbill stating, “The Book is always better.” As a religious minority that in the past has been persecuted, Mormons are quite aware of the preciousness of free speech, and this advertisement shows that they also know the power of speech to communicate your deepest-held beliefs. We should look to the Mormons as an example of how to value our own right to free speech. — Dr. Matthew A. Shadle, associate professor of religious studies
Romney writes off 47% of Americans
— A little over the top — Sorry, Mitt, but many senior citizens would be ‘victims’ and ‘freeloaders’ under your definition
emember when you were 5 years old, and your teacher looked at your drawing and fawned over it — as if it was the Mona Lisa? Even then, there was a part of you that wondered if she was lying through her teeth just to get you to go away? That’s how I feel whenever Mitt Romney speaks, as if he’s going to pat me on the head and send away so the adults can talk. obby auch me Romney seems to go overboard while pandering to whatever audience is in front of him regardless of what is factual or what he has said before. Regarding Romney’s conspicuously darker-thanusual face while speaking to Latinos: I’m just going to chalk that up to some bad makeup on Univision’s part. Because I certainly hope that the Republican presidential nominee would scoff at the notion that dying his face brown would somehow sway voters and help him win. On the other hand, I’m reluctant to give Romney the benefit of the doubt about some comments he allegedly made that were caught on camera at a $50,000-per-plate fundraiser. Romney commented that his “job was not to worry about those people.” Those people refers to the 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay federal income taxes, who “view themselves as victims” and who are “dependent on government.” Many of these “freeloaders” refer to the poor and unemployed, senior citizens collecting Social Security (that they paid into for decades), disabled veterans, and lower-income parents raising children who net no income tax as a result of tax deductions on their tax returns. And most of the “freeloaders” pay many other taxes. His comments suggest that he does not care about half of “those people” who wish they could have access to government help when they need help, whether it be health care insurance, unemployment benefits, disability, etc. He doesn’t have to work for their vote, only those who can pay $50,000 for a meal. Another time he was pandering to the audience was in late July, when he was speaking to a group of donors in Israel. While discussing the “difference” between Israel and Palestine, he said that “culture” was the main reason for the disparity in the economies of Israel and the poverty-stricken Palestinians. This severely trivializes the Israeli “occupation” and the plight of the Palestinians. Democrats are guilty, too. Obama has pandered to his audience at times. Undoubtedly, Bill Clinton used his Arkansas charm to gain a few southern votes. But where I find issue with Romney is that facts and inconsistencies seem to change from speech to speech. More importantly, Romney lumps half of Americans together and says “he doesn’t care about them.” How can he lead a country filled with “those people” who he proclaims to be the lowest of the low — freeloaders.
Bauch to the Future
Perhaps it’s a good thing that ‘No drama Obama’ doesn’t get all bent out of shape in a crisis, but on the other hand ...
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his week, we will diverge from our typical focus on contemporary political issues and instead deal with the meat and potatoes of electing a U.S. president. Unfortunately for many Americans, this means a discussion about the Electoral College. Unbeknownst to many, the presidential election is not a simple matter of who receives the most votes nationwide. Eloquently put by Dr. Larry atrick rady Sabato of the University of Virginia, “this isn’t a popularity contest.” Established in Article II and amended under the 12th Amendment of the Constitution, the Electoral College is a state-by-state contest. A certain number of “electors” in each state will be delegated to the candidate who receives the most votes in each state. So, technically, when you cast your Iowa ballot for Mitt Romney this November, you are helping Romney win one of Iowa’s six electoral votes (each state’s number of electors is determined by population). Typically chosen either through state party nomination or election at the state party’s convention, these 538 electors choose the next president. It takes 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. Perhaps the most controversial political loophole with the Electoral College is the ability for a candidate to win the presidency without winning a plurality of the nationwide popular vote. This has happened three times in American history: 1876, 1888, and 2000 to the benefit of Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison and George W. Bush, respectively. While imperfect and arguably undemocratic in that respect, the Electoral College fundamentally changes the way presidential candidates campaign. The Electoral College exists as a hedge against regionalism, a force that was far stronger in the 19th century than it ever was in the 20th. Because the Electoral College divides the country into 50 “all-or-nothing” districts, candidates are discouraged from spending all of their time in the largest urban centers. Candidates can’t afford to neglect states that have fewer potential voters. Without the Electoral College, candidates would focus on big cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, because that is where the majority of the votes are. The likes of Virginia, Wisconsin and Iowa would rarely see the amount of campaign traffic that they currently do, since their populations are dwarfed by larger cities and states. The Electoral College forces candidates to appeal to a wide range of views, making the office far more representative than it otherwise would be. Candidates must appeal to the Iowa farmer just as much as the New York yuppie. Many argue the Electoral College needs to be reformed or done away with entirely. This viewpoint often is justified in the name of a truer and “more pure” democracy. However, the benefits against regionalism and the risk of favoritism to heavily populated areas is preferable to popular vote. The presidency may not be a popularity contest, but the Electoral College ensures a representative president, flyover states included.
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There is a 3rd candidate running for president
ver the course of the last week, I’ve begun to understand more and more what it means to be a backer of a third-party candidate. Early last week, I shared a picture from Gary Johnson’s (the Libertarian candidate for ndy iller president) profile to my personal Facebook page. The picture stated that three candidates had the mathematical chance to win the election, not just two. It wasn’t a matter of opinion. With Gary Johnson on at least 47 of the 50 state ballots as a candidate for president, he theoretically
could win the election. Then people started commenting. Perhaps the most unfounded comment was someone saying that by voting for Gary Johnson, I would be taking a vote away from Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Later in the week, I had a similar experience. In a one-on-one conversation that I had with another political columnist for The Lorian, I was asked, “If you know that Johnson doesn’t have a good chance at winning, why would you vote for him?” I then retorted that the same question could be asked of those voting for Romney. All kidding aside, a vote should not be cast on each candidate’s odds of winning. In my own opinion, a vote should be cast because you agree with this candidate
Electoral College gives rural folks a voice in elections Read and Right
Sept. 20, 2012
on most of the issues — not just one or two. Similarly, a vote shouldn’t be cast on the lesser-of-two-evils frame of mind. Unfortunately, when the American public truly believes that they only have two options, this is how many voters think. It seems that both major parties are scared of a potential third party coming in and taking what the two parties have entitled themselves to. Back in 1992, Ross Perot ran as a third-party candidate and was allowed to participate in the debates. Back then, the rules stated that he had to have a mathematical chance at winning (be on almost all the state ballots) and be polling at least 5 percent in five major polls. After that year, the rules were changed. A candidate now must be
polling at 15 percent along with having the mathematical chance of winning. Without the backing of one of the major political parties (and the superpac funding that both now receive as a result of Citizens United), this has all but eliminated the “third-party problem”. These were rules that were put in place by “nonpartisan” Democrat and Republicans, to protect a broken twoparty system. Change is needed, and there’s one candidate who will be on the ballots whether those other two parties want him to be or not. And he’s the candidate that could truly bring change to that sad, broken system. That candidate is former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, this year’s Libertarian candidate for president.
Sept. 27, 2012
P!NK IS BACK
‘The Truth About Love’ Hit Shelves Last Week
By NINO ERBA Alecia Moore has done it again. Ever About Love its defining character. P!nk’s staff writer since she started as a white R&B singer greatest strength as a writer and pop star with 2000’s Can’t Take Me Home, P!nk has made a name is that she doesn’t sand off her rough edges. She lays it for herself by always being some degree of off-center. all out, and Love is no different. But things really caught on fire with Missundaztood, P!nk’s truth about love is that to be fully in love, you her 2001 landmark album that threw teen pop for a loop need to embrace all its contradictions (with love comes by baring her soul while bringing crunchy guitars to the hate, etc.). That dichotomy is what makes P!nk stand forefront. out, not to mention her unique way of saying it, which is Since then, she’s declared that she’s not dead (her often with a flurry of four-letter words. fantastic 2006 album I’m Not Dead), saw her career As for actual songs, Love is another strong effort. skyrocket, married her longtime boyfriend Carey Hart “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” is probably the most even after putting the dissolution of their relationship on straightforward effort, and it’s great in that regard. But record (Funhouse), and gave birth to her first child. All P!nk here is at her best when she strips her songs down. this while confounding expectations and maintaining an Her ballads show a dimension and depth to her lyrics, audience for over a decade. and her surprisingly minimalist arrangements on a Her newest album, The Truth About Love, will most number of songs help show off her remarkable voice. likely keep her high profile. But even as she’s becoming In her 30s, she’s singing better than ever, sounding a pop star to rival Lady Gaga and Adele, her songs and more assured and stable than ever. She also brings in personality still keep her from becoming too mainstream. guest stars for a few songs. Nate Ruess of Fun duets Whereas so many other singers sing about love, sex on the piano ballad “Just Give Me A Reason”, and Lily and other fluff, P!nk has covered her dysfunctional Allen (remember her?) delivers a lovely verse in “True family, self-loathing, bashing George W. Bush, and her Love”, providing a sweet counterpart to this tormented aforementioned relationship with Carey Hart. song. Not everything works (“Here Comes The Weekend She remains one step ahead of her contemporaries for (feat. Eminem) in particular is a missed opportunity), but the pure fact that she stubbornly remains being no one overall it’s a winner. but herself, something that The Truth About Love does as P!nk’s willingness to open up her wounds and get amply (and maybe even more so) as her best albums. personal with her listeners is almost weird in 2012 when Now to her songs. As usual, she tries out many mainstream pop is flooded with clubby head-bangers, different textures and tactics, often jumping between one country and Flo Rida. That’s also why so many people thing and another. On here, she tackles groovy guitar love Ms. Moore. She’s a voice of a generation: an rock (“How Come You’re Not Here”), acoustic guitar advocate for outcasts when people were worshipping ballads (“Beam Me Up”), piano ballads (“The Great Britney and Paris, a rocker before Kelly and Avril Escape”), at least one kiss-off to those she despises (“Slut hopped aboard that train, a pop singer who has more Like You”), even electro-dance (her terrific lead single, punk edge than most pop-punk bands, a woman who “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)). The album doesn’t find a bared her soul before Amy Winehouse and Adele did. continuous sequence, which keeps things interesting, but Now she’s a mother and wife, but her ferocity and it can also be quite messy at times. emotional nakedness remain in full swing. The next That messiness is, interestingly, what gives The Truth phase of her career has officially started.
Don’t Be Afraid of the House at the End of the Street By Colin Halbmaier features editor
Since starring in her first major movie, The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence has gone on to play a role in a variety of movies. Her latest premiere, House at the End of the Street, debuted in theatres everywhere last Friday. The horror film stars Elizabeth Shue and Max Thieriot alongside Lawrence as inhabitants of a small, rural town plagued by a dark urban legend. After a rough divorce, Sarah (Elizabeth Shue) and her daughter Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) move away from the Chicago area in hopes of starting a better life away from her rockstar husband. They manage to rent a luxurious home at drastically lowered rates due to their neighbor’s home, where a daughter murdered her parents in the dead of night. Though her body was never found, the stories say that she eventually drowned in the dam and was never seen again. The only survivor in the family was an older brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot), who cares for the house now. While walking home from a party one night, Ryan offers to give Elissa a ride home to escape the rain. Not long after, the two begin a relationship, much to the disapproval of her mother, who insists that they not see each other anymore. Elissa asserts that Ryan is fine, and that the stories that surround him and his family haven’t made him a bad person. As the movie progresses, we begin to see pieces of a much larger puzzle fall into place. It is revealed that some truths are not truths at all, and that sometimes the people we trust the most can betray us for their own reasons. As far as horror films go, this one is hardly frightening. There are several instances where suspense and tension build, but it is often either too predictable or not amplified enough. There was very little blood or gore to speak of, which is traditionally a staple of horror. Of course, House at the End of the Street is unlike most horror movies today, which tend to focus on paranormal or supernatural stories to attract viewers. This film takes a more psychological route, although its effect is subtle, if noticeable at all. The strongest point of the 101-minute-long film is its plot, which features a cast of intriguing characters in a unique scenario. The pacing, however, is much too slow. There are only a handful of key points throughout the movie, spaced so far apart that the action grows tiring after a while. Much of what is presented could have been accomplished in half the time, though the slower parts made the faster ones make interesting in the end. All in all, House at the End of the Street, while not quite the horror it’s made out to be, isn’t as bad as some reviewers might think. If you’re looking for something more fast-paced and action-filled, you might consider looking elsewhere, but if it’s Saturday night and the movie looks right, don’t be afraid to check it out. You might find that you like it more than you thought.
Hogwarts Comes To Homecoming By Andy miller
special to the lorian
We are in the thick of Homecoming week, a week in which Duhawks past and present revel in the school’s illustrious past, and celebrate what’s to come. The College Activities Board has been hard at work putting on events that celebrate that mantra while putting on events that fit with this year’s homecoming theme- Hogwarts Homecoming. On Monday, the annual tradition of a Homecoming Pep Rally kicked off the week. In years past, the rally would be held on Wednesdays during common time. However, with this year’s switch of Common Time from Wednesdays to Mondays, the pep rally fittingly helped set the tone for what’s to come for the rest of the week. A stirring rendition of
The applause roaring in my ears, the spice of autumn on my tongue as beefy athletes fly across the field as if on broomsticks.
the National Anthem by the Loras choirs opened up the festivities, followed by speeches from the fall sports captains. But perhaps the most exciting moment came when it was time to reveal from this year’s Homecoming Court who had been named King and Queen. After each member of the Court was introduced, each couple opened up their rose, looking for the red rose that signified that they were King and Queen. Bobby Bauch and Miranda Heiar opened their rose to see red, and immediately were taken with joy as they were crowned 2012’s Homecoming King and Queen. Later on Monday night, the College Activities Board put on their second event of the day: a showing of the final installment of the Harry Potter film franchise out
on Faber Clark on a huge inflatable screen. Mild weather provided for a comfortable atmosphere, while those in attendance were able to enjoy the beverages of hot apple cider and hot chocolate. While it is Thursday, there are still plenty more events to come. Tonight’s café dinner (4:30-7pm) will be entirely Harry Potter themed. In addition, seniors are invited and encouraged to take part in a Loras tradition of painting the Keane hill at 6 p.m. Friday is a tournament of the Wizarding World’s most popular sport of Quidditch. Teams of 7 or more will compete. If you still wish to sign up, please contact Lauren O’Bryan (Lauren.O’Bryan@loras. edu). On Saturday, the festivities only get bigger as Homecoming 2012 comes to an end. At 11 a.m., CAB will host a Fan Fest tailgate prior to the Loras Duhawks taking on the Luther College Norsemen at 1 p.m. in the Rock Bowl. Then, Homecoming comes to a close in grand fashion with the Yule Ball (Homecoming dance) taking place in the Field House from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Those planning to attend the ball should note that the attire is semi-formal or Hogwarts themed.
Homecoming Magic By ANDREA BERNS copy editor
The applause roaring Fans watch, transfixed, as if under a spell while munching jelly beans of frog legs and ear wax.
A flash of gold, a merciless cackle, an exuberant exclamation from the crowd and a booming voice rumbles,
50 points for Gryffindor!
(Some) Trouble With The Nearly a year before the very day I saw Trouble with the Curve—363 days ago, to be exact—I saw Best Picture Nominee Moneyball in theatres. I find it a supreme irony that these movies came out virtually a year apart, for in many ways, they are two sides of a debate. Moneyball claims baseball scouting is archaic, allowing numerous externalities to interfere with assembling a team. Trouble with the Curve, on the contrary, claims that the fancy statistical programs miss completely the romantic human element of baseball. Naturally, the main character in this movie is a hardened baseball scout, Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood), who is getting old and many question his abilities to still analyze players. He is grumpy, old-fashioned, and limited in physical abilities, including his failing eyesight. His contract with the Braves is up in 3 months and the sharks like Phillip Sanderman (Matthew Lillard) are circling for the kill. Gus’s good friend and the Braves General Manager Pete Klein, though still loyal, detects these
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flaws in Gus and fears the worst. Pete is able to convince Gus’s work-alcoholic daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), to go with Gus as he scouts minor league sensation and potential first-round draft pick Bo Gentry. But these two have major relationship issues, ever since Mickey felt abandoned by her father as a child. As they go town to town, staying in cheap motels and drinking even cheaper beer at hole-in-the-wall bars, these two try to resolve their differences. At the risk of making this article a movie comparison rather than a review of one movie—and full disclosure, Moneyball was my favorite movie of last year—I think there is a further tremendous irony afoot between the two, which exposes the flaw in Trouble with the Curve. Moneyball, while saying human biases are ruining statistical analysis, has very human, very dynamic characters. Trouble with the Curve, on the other hand, while endorsing human intuition and instincts in scouting,
struggles as a movie with its characters. Unfolding on screen are some of the great actors of our time as well as movie icon, Clint Eastwood, and yet these characters seem serenely scripted, forced to play a run-of-themill familial melodrama. Moreover, the sympathetic characters are thrown with two utterly despicable characters, Phillip Sanderman and Bo Gentry. Their inexplicably evil and selfish drive is a lazy out in this type of movie. There is certainly a type of movie that requires an evil character, but a sports drama is not typically one of those. With stars like Amy Adams, Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake, and a personal favorite, John Goodman, they bring life to an unoriginal story, keeping the movie entertaining. But ultimately they are stock characters in a movie you have seen before you see it. If only these characters were involved in a more original and human film, this could have been much more than satisfactory.
Sept. 27, 2012
By Colin Halbmaier features editor
When was the last time you got a decent night’s sleep? For most college students, the answer is somewhere in the past, long before the beginning of the school year, if not later. Between involvement in organizations and athletics, rising piles of homework, and developing your social life, sleep can sometimes feel like the holy grail of college. The problem for many of us is that we don’t do everything we can to get that good night’s sleep we all dream of. Thankfully, this problem is not a new one by any stretch of the imagination, and dreamers and insomniacs alike have developed a number of remedies over the years. What can you do to not only get better sleep, but have some fun doing it? 1. Establish a schedule. This may seem like an obvious one, but it’s often the one thing we forget to do as college students. Studies have shown that the best sleep comes when you have a ritualistic sleeping schedule. Go to bed and wake up at the same times every day. It takes most people roughly two weeks to set their internal clocks for this schedule. Eventually you’ll find yourself waking up before your alarm clock, energized and ready to go. 2. Separate work from your bed. For most college students confined to a small dorm, this can be a difficult one. If you live somewhere with multiple rooms, it can be much easier. People tend to sleep better when they keep the stresses of life and studies away from their sleeping space. Instead of working from your bed, try using your desk or paying a visit to the library. You’ll come home at the end of the night ready to sleep, leaving the stress of the world outside your door. 3. Don’t eat, drink, or exercise before bed. Consuming a large meal, drinking alcohol, or exercising in the hours leading up to bedtime can make your sleep uneasy and restless. Fatty, sweet, and spicy foods are particularly harmful to your rest, as they make your digestive organs work harder during a time when they should be resting. If you have to eat or drink, choose something that won’t upset your stomach, such as soup or water. 4. Drink a glass of cold water as soon as you wake up. As strangely simple as it may seem, this trick helps a number of people wake up. While the water does not have to be cold, it is beneficial to do so, as it shocks your body enough to wake it up and get moving quickly. 5. Use proper alarm clock etiquette. As tempting as the snooze button is, it is often used as an excuse to spend ten more minutes in bed when you should be halfway to class. Set your alarm clock on the other side of the room, forcing you to get out of bed to turn it off. If you’re able to use a song for an alarm, use one that energizes you, but not one you necessarily like. Eventually you will equate this song with the horrors of waking up in the morning. 6. Always have a backup. If you can set a recurring alarm on your phone, do so. Have at least one backup alarm set to go off in the event that something goes wrong with your typical one. It’s better to wake up on time for your class than not at all. 7. Get out of bed as soon as you can. The common sentiment is that the longer you lay in bed, the harder it is to get up. Chances are that if you get out of bed right away and start doing something – whether it’s making your bed or taking a shower – you’ll be more likely to stay up. Eventually your body will catch up to your mind and you’ll be on top of your game with time to spare. 8. Plan accordingly. If you know that you’re going to use the snooze button anyway, make yourself wake up a few minutes earlier to make up for lost time. If it makes your mornings more relaxing, pack your bag the night before, when you’re fully conscious and able to account for everything you will need for the day. 9. Take advantage of your internal clock. As we sleep, our minds work their way through the REM sleep cycles. Each cycle lasts roughly 90 minutes, and the best time to wake up is between them. A handy web app named Sleepyti.me (www.sleepyti.me) can be helpful in calculating when you should go to sleep and wake up. Simply enter the time you want to wake up, and the site will provide times when you should go to bed. 10. Make an adventure out of it. As we sleep, we dream. While some might be content with accepting whatever dreams come their way, there are ways of “programming” your dreams. For iPhone users, there is a 99cent app named Sigmund, which allows you to do just this. Simply select a handful of terms from a provided list and set your alarm, and Sigmund will read your selections during certain parts of your sleep cycle. If done properly, your dreams will be influenced, and will often become quite vivid. 11. Make it happen. The biggest obstacle to getting a good night’s sleep is our own mind. Stop making excuses to stay up a little later. “One more episode” might feel good when you’re watching your favorite TV show on Netflix the night before, but chances are good that you will regret the decision the next morning. If you aren’t able to have some level of self-control, rolling out of bed in the morning will only be that much more challenging. Don’t hinder yourself more than you have to. Carpe diem.
Sept. 27, 2012
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Thursday, September 27 Harry Potter Dinner (Cafe), 4:30-7 p.m. John O’Brien Presentation (Mary Alexis Room), 5 p.m. Mass (Christ the King), 5:15 p.m. Seniors Paint The Hill (ARC Lawn), 6 p.m. Friday, September 28 Intramurals - Frisbee Accuracy and Length (Graber Center), 10 a.m. Homecoming Alumni Panels (Wahlert), 3 p.m. Daily Eucharist (Christ the King), 5:15 p.m. Quiddich Tournament (AWC Main Arena), 6 p.m. Saturday, September 29 English Alumni Breakfast (ARC 4th Floor), 9:30 a.m. Division of Social and Cultural Sciences (Mary Alexis Room), 9:30 a.m. CAB Tailgate (Cafe, AWC Outdoor Patio), 11 a.m. Biology and Chemistry Chili Feed (Fieldhouse Lawn), 11 a.m. Football vs. Luther (Rock Bowl), 1 p.m. Homecoming Liturgy (Christ the King), 4:30 p.m. Yule Ball (Fieldhouse), 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 Homecoming Liturgy (Christ the King), 10 a.m. Mass (Christ the King), 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 Mass (Christ the King), 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 Mass (Christ the King), 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Start Somewhere Walk (Rock Bowl), 11 a.m. Mass (Christ the King), 9 p.m. If you or your organization would like to see your community events featured on this calendar, please send an email to email@example.com.
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Do you have a message to the mysterious pineapple person? Who (or what) do you think is planting the succulent fruits? Nathan Kratz I thought Spongebob lived under the sea?
What’s a Duhawk? What You (Don’t) Need To Know Walken Out - 2010 was the first year Christopher Walken has not been in a film since 1974. Can’t See Me - In 1995, a man robbed a bank after covering his face with lemon juice. He reasoned that because lemon juice was used in invisible ink, it would make his face invisible to the camera. Good Guy Pepsi - Three employees of Coca Cola tried to sell the company’s secrets to Pepsi, who turned around and informed both Coca Cola and the FBI. Ghosts of the Past - Actor James Woods once reported a number of suspicious males on his flight in August 2001. Those men were doing a dry run of the 9/11 terrorist attack. The Secret Garden - Only a handful of scientists know the location of the world’s tallest tree, “Hyperion.” Master of Disguise - There is a breed of octopus that can change into more than fifteen different forms, including a snake, stingray, and lionfish. All You Need Is Love - During their first American tour in 1964, the Beatles refused to perform in Jacksonville until the audience was desegregated. Sources: Mindhacks, Wikipedia, CNN, Snopes, NPR, Reddit
P i ct u re Pe r f e ct
Christopher Higgins The only plausible explanation is global climate change. I just learned about it in Al Gore’s most recent documentary, A Convenient Fruit. Stephen Kettner Obviously they are making sure that if Spongebob ever shows up and needs a place to crash he has a lot of options. Bobby Bauch I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for a ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money because it all goes to tuition. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired by being an active learner, critical thinker, responsible contributor and ethical decision-maker. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you stop pineappling now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will beat you with your own pineapple. Kyle Wagner Dan McDermott is back in town, creating trouble once again... Patrick O’Grady He’s the pineappler Loras deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he’s not our pineappler. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark pineappler. Sara A. Hahn Is the cast of the T.V. show “Psych” coming to Loras? If so, I found the pineapple! Hannah Kauffold I don’t know who you are... or what you want... or why you’re doing this... but thanks for the free fruit! Abigail Lantzky I have no doubt that the infamous pineappler is none other than THE President Jim Collins. Casey Wilgenbusch It has to be one of the Heston triplets, those devious goons. Gregory Cox Obviously Spongebob is just checking out new real estate. No need to get worked up. Elizabeth Kellom Smyth Hall’s doors are open until 5 p.m. I would appreciate a free pineapple. Room 219.
mind and soul
Sept. 27, 2012
Boydology The Lorian is continuing a column by Dr. Mike Boyd, our campus counselor. He is the director of the Counseling Center. Here he will answer student questions concerning anything that relates to keeping it together while doing this crazy thing called college. Send questions or comments to Dr. Mike, Loras Box 100, or to the e-mail address michael. firstname.lastname@example.org. All names of those sending questions will be kept confidential. Hey Mike, How do I get over being jealous?
— Green Eyed Mike says: Such a short question, such a long answer. There are probably many different kinds of feelings that can be called “jealousy,” and so there are many different approaches. A first step is to understand better the nature of your personal jealousy. Look at to what degree your feelings are based on experience, and how much your jealous feelings relate to mistrust. Good communication is basic to a good relationship. Learning to tell others how you feel, good or bad, but in non-judgmental ways, is vital. Using statements beginning with, “I feel...,” can give others a better understanding of you. Building good listening skills is the other side of the coin for good communication. It is important to listen to and hear what others say. Asking for clarification when you are not clear about another’s position is a good thing to do. If the feelings of jealousy go beyond issues of good communication and trust, you might want to enlist the help of a counselor to sort out the issues. A counselor could help you decide what concerns are realistic, and where irrational fears begin. Finally, couples counseling could also be beneficial for individuals struggling with feelings of jealousy. Good luck in your efforts.
From the Seminary
The importance of taking time to receive Jesus daily by ANDY UPAH
St. Pius X Seminary
ou have an amazing opportunity you should be taking full advantage of while you can. What is this opportunity, you ask? It’s the opportunity to receive Jesus daily in the Most Blessed Sacrament and to spend time with Him in adoration as well. Why is this such a great opportunity, seeing as I will have a Catholic Church near me for the rest of my life? Well, right now in college you have a gorgeous Christ the King chapel (CTK) that holds mass daily within a short walk from wherever you live. And there is Eucharistic Adoration going on MondayFriday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in St. Joesph’s Chapel along with Thursday night Adoration and Benediction at 9 p.m. If you can’t make those, CTK is open most of the time and Jesus is in the tabernacle. You see, I’ve just recently come back to college after several years in the working world in Des Moines. Once you enter the working world, things get busier. Your pesky job gets in the way of daily mass times. You start a family and must attend to their needs. You have to drive to get to mass and probably even further to go to adoration. So right now, living on campus within walking distance from several churches (if you count Nativity), you have a great opportunity. Mass is the highest form of prayer in the Catholic Church. It unites the
mystical body of Christ into one, and allows us to take our prayers and petitions before God to be united in the Precious Blood. Pope John Paul II called the Eucharist the source and summit of our faith, and if we truly believe what we say we believe, that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist, how could we not want to receive Him as much as possible? Adoration is a special time that calls to mind Jesus asking his disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane, “Could you not watch with me one hour?” In our noisy world, adoration is a perfect time to take a little break and listen to the Lord, face to face. It is radiation therapy, as Fr. Gross likes to say. Another opportunity available to you is the evening prayer led by the seminarians on Monday and Tuesday before mass, starting at 4:45. If you have never prayed it, we will be happy to show you how. Also, the FOCUS missionaries pray the Rosary at 4:45 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (on the steps of CTK or Keane Porch when the weather gets colder) and Fridays (in CTK). St. Louis de Montfort said in his book, Secrets of the Rosary, in the Forty-sixth Rose, the way to pray which is the most glorious to God is publically as a group, and the “one who says his Rosary alone only gains the merit of one Rosary; but if he says it with thirty other people he gains the merit of thirty Rosaries.” If you can make time in your schedule for Jesus, you should definitely take the opportunity. You can be certain you won’t regret it.
Tired of School
Hey Mike, I’m getting tired of school. I think I’m wasting my time in my major. I’m currently in a major that would put me teaching in high school, but I have no desire to teach. My GPA is 3.5 but will probably drop sharply because I’m just not trying very hard any more. What can I do to get back my passion for school? — Tired Mike says: First let’s get one issue clear, do you dislike school, or dislike your major? If it is clearly school that you dislike, and if this is new, then you are in need of a rest to charge up again. You can do that during the semester by getting involved in organizations on and off campus that are fulfilling to you. You might want to look into an internship or study-abroad semester for next term. In general, school is not the problem; it is dissatisfaction with one’s self, so look at what you can change in your life without throwing in the towel on your education. If it is your major, is it because you do not know what you can do with that degree other than teach? If so, talk to faculty members. They will often be able to help you look at the wealth of opportunities in a field. (The best physician I know was a math major, with no biology classes until after his B.S.). If your major is still the problem, talk to people in other departments and get a flavor of what types of graduates are in demand. Finding one’s passion is sometimes quite a challenge, but the rewards for connecting to your passions are energy, enthusiasm and success. Best of luck!
The start of a journey of faith by BLAKE NEEBEL for the Lorian
Antioch. A place where barriers are broken down and you can truly be yourself. For me Antioch was the start of a journey into my current place: in formation for the priesthood at St. Pius X Seminary. When I first went on Antioch I wasn’t really that excited about my faith, but, as I have mentioned, it was a catalyst for a journey which is still unfolding. When I would listen to the stories of others and their struggle, it opened in my mind the capacity to delve into things that I had previously hidden behind. I so enjoyed this experience that I have wanted to share it with others so much, that I have been on team for Antioch ever since I was a candidate, which is not typical or expected. My experiences of Antioch, all the people I met and challenging things I learned, have guided me to where I am now, but are not the only contributing factor. What happens more is the after-Antioch effect. The intensity of the experience can continue to unfold as your life goes on. I know for myself I am still looking back on some of the talks and group discussions from the first Antioch I was on as a candidate. My experience of Antioch is ending with me being the director of this Fall’s Antioch retreat, but in truth my journey does not end there. You too could become a member of a greater community which has a rich history here at Loras and at other colleges
across the country. I hope that you take the opportunity to experience something which could challenge you and encourage you all in the same action packed weekend. I invite you to create your own story of Antioch to share with your friends and family, that you may come to discover a little more about yourself. Antioch if for everyone, people of all denominations and ages. On this retreat you will meet first years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors! You can sign up for Antioch by going to Campus Ministry in the ACC and filling out a yellow registration form. Registration is $30 and the weekend of the retreat is Oct. 12 (in the afternoon) through Oct. 14 (in the afternoon). For more information contact Blake.Neebel@loras.edu. Registration ends Oct. 1.
Christ the King 5:15 p.m. Monday-Friday 9 p.m. Wednesday 8 p.m. Sunday
St. Joseph’s Chapel 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday Christ the King 9 p.m. Thursday
Sept. 27, 2012
Loras looks for more consistency
Duhawks break through for 1st victory By DANNY Zeets
assistant sports editor
Highlight of weekend tournament is a sweep of the University of Dubuque By Danny Zeets
assistant sports editor
The Duhawks won two matches and lost two others at the Wheaton Thunder Invitational this past weekend, but their record doesn’t tell the whole story. “This weekend’s tournament had some ups and downs, but we learned from our low points to improve for our next match,” said senior Regan Riley. “When we are playing as a team, we are playing well and we are a hard team to beat.” The Duhawks won the first set 25-23, then dropped the second set 17-25, then won the third and fourth sets 25-17 to win the match. Riley led the team with 15 kills, followed by sophomore Kara Grant who had 10. The second game of the tournament was against North Central College. The Duhawks lost in four sets, winning only the second set by a score of 25-16. Leading the Duhawks with 19 kills was Riley, leading the Duhawks in digs was sophomore Micaela Mertens with 17. Loras then took to the court against Cornell College and lost all three sets. Leading the Duhawks in digs was Mertens with 15, followed by Riley with 12. The Duhawks looked to improve in their final match against The University of Dubuque. In the Duhawks final match against UD the Duhawks won all three sets, ending the Wheaton Thunder Invitational on a solid note. Leading the Duhawks in kills was Riley with 11, followed by Grant with 9. Leading the team in digs was Grant with 13. After the tournament, Loras now has an overall record of 6-9, and it is 1-1 in conference play. The Duhawks look to improve in the UD double dual against UW-Platteville.
update for Volleyball Overall Record 6-9 (1-1 IIAC) Upcoming Schedule n Saturday, Sept. 28, vs. University of Wisc-Platteville (Univ. of Dubuque Double Dual) and vs. Wisconsin-Stout at 5:30 p.m.
n Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. @ Coe College
photo by KYLE SCHAFFER
Senior Maria Kalb and junior Kellie Wagner run together at the Augustana Invitational. Kalb finished tied for 65th and Wagner finished 50th, respectively. Loras now has finished eighth, ninth and 10th in each of its competitions early in the season.
Senior earns IIAC honors; first-years earn their wings Katie Flogel earns IIAC Runner of the Week honors as Loras places 10th of 32 teams at huge invitational
update for Women’s XC Upcoming Schedule
n Sept. 21 at 4 p.m., Augustana Invitational
n Oct. 6 at 11 a.m., Pre-National Invitational at Rose Hulman
By KAYLEIGH McDANIEL staff writer
The women’s cross-country team isn’t settling for average this season as they have finished better each race and continue to keep improving. The Duhawks competed in their first 6K race and finished in the top 10 at the Augustana Invitational this past weekend in Rock Island, IL. Senior Katie Flogel led the pack and came in 50th place with a time of 23:52, landing her the IIAC Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week. Finishing right behind Flogel was Kellie Wagner, junior, with a time of 23:55 for 52nd place. Completing the trio, senior Maria Kalb finished in 69th place with a time of 24:19. Sophomore, Hallie Martin (105th), junior Bridget Hall (113th), and first-year, Kayla Barnes (123rd) complemented the top seven with times under 26 minutes. A first-year runner, and also first to make the top-seven in the Duhawk lineup is Melissa Kroll, finishing fifth for the Loras team and 116th overall with a time of 25:05. Sophomore, Becky Hilby also finished within the top seven for the Duhawks with a time of 25:48 placing 165th. “Our pack running was sensational and we continue to get better and better every time we race. I think our first-years handled their first
n Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m., Dr. Tucker — Loras Invite at Dubuque Soccer Complex
college 6K like pros,” said Coach Bob Schultz. During practices, the girls run in their packs, to get them used to running together, and get them ready to run together during races. This concept is something the girls are concentrating on very hard, with the times and statistics to prove it. “Our teams tend to run best at the end of the season where the meets are most important,” said assistant coach Mary Bridget Corken. “If our training stays consistent, we can have a great second half of the season.” The Duhawks don’t race again until PreNationals in Indiana on Oct. 6. “Pre-Nationals is a big meet with lots of great competition,” said Schultz. “Our hope is to have some folks that have not yet raced yet due to injury back in the line-up.” One of Loras’ top runners last season, junior, Mary Rector has been recovering from an injury but is expected to be in race condition by Pre-Nationals, along with first year Amanda Runde.
The Duhawks showed major signs of improvement this past Saturday. After losing to Buena Vista University, the Duhawks came back later in the day and defeated Bethany Lutheran College 8-1 for their first team win of the season. Sophomore Elizabeth Dickhut won her match in two sets of 6-0. She really brought her “A” game, and showed why she is on the team. “Besides playing and battling other school’s tennis teams, this year the Loras team is also fighting injury. Our win on Saturday is just a testament to dedication, determination and discipline.” said Dickhut. Junior Est Mungai won her match in two sets as well. Mungai won the first set 6-3, and then followed it up winning the second set 64. She really played well, and the stats show just that. Senior Rachel Weglarz also won her match in two sets. She won the first match 6-3, then followed that up with an im- Everyone has been pressive 6-1 victory to win the set and challenged, and it the match. is remarkable to Sophomore Car- see the growth in oline Rainey won every individual her match in two sets, winning the player, which then first set 6-1, then contributes to winning the second the development set 6-0. Junior Rebecca of the team. Weglarz also won Elizabeth her match in two sets. Weglarz won Dickhut, the first set 6-2, and sophomore then won her sectennis player ond set 6-1. “Everyone has been challenged, and it is remarkable to see the growth in every individual player, which then contributes to the development of the team,” Dickhut said. “Just by joining the Loras women’s tennis team, I feel like such a winner by having such talented and great teammates. Beating Bethany Lutheran was just the icing on the cake and such a blessing.” It was not an easy day for every Loras player, however. Senior Sarah Alt lost her match in a tough three-set match. Alt came out and won the first set 6-4. She fell in the second set 2-6, and then lost 5-10 in the tie-breaking third set. In doubles the Duhawks won all three matches by scores of 8-3, 8-2, and 8-1. The team now is preparing to travel to Cedar Rapids for a showdown with Iowa Conference foe Coe.
Duhawks hope to put it all together at Iowa Conference tourney By RYAN BINSFIELD staff writer
The women’s golf team was back in action this past weekend competing in their final tournament ahead of the Iowa Conference Championships. The Duhawks competed at the second Mount Mercy Invitational of the year, placing sixth among nine teams, at Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course in Marion, Iowa. At the previous meet there three weeks ago, the women placed ninth overall out of 15 teams with a score of 750 for the weekend. The team headed into the weekend with high expectations due to the play of the course still relatively fresh in their minds. “Coach Romer and I had high expectations for the girls this week,” said Coach
Jeremy Hawkins. “We had a competitive week of practice and thought we would play well since we had played there recently.” However, the cold conditions seemed to get the best of the Duhawks golfers as they racked up a team score of 768; 15 strokes higher than their previous score on the same course. First-year Mary Simonson produced the lowest score for the Duhawks with a score of 181. Her second round of 83 put her in a tie for the best second-round score in the tournament. Simonson tied for 16th place overall. Senior Abby Potts finished t-28th overall with a score of 191. Sophomore Lauren Gonner finished five strokes behind Potts and placed 28th overall. First-year Dana Matykiewics and soph-
omore Shayna Siegert rounded out the scoring for the Duhawks with scores of 202 and 207. “As a team, we really struggled,” said Hawkins. “Mara Simonson had the only good score of the weekend, and we need to do better from top to bottom if we are going to place well in the upcoming conference tournament.” The weekend was tale of two rounds for the Duhawk ladies. In the first round, the team carded a score of 406 with Simonson bringing in the lowest round score of 98. On Sunday, the team knocked 44 strokes off their previous round with a score of 362. Simonson and Matykiewicz both took double-digit strokes off their scores from
the previous round with 15 and 16, respectively. “The course played very difficult, but it did for everyone in the tournament, not just the Loras Duhawks; the teams that are mentally toughest are the ones who will succeed in conditions like that,” said Hawkins. The next test for the women is the IIAC Championship which will take place over the next two weekends. The first and second round will be at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls. “We took fifth a year ago, but hopefully we can put everything together,” said Hawkins. “We have not come close to playing to our potential this fall and hopefully we can turn it around this week.
Loras finds its groove again after upset By Katie Truesdale staff writer
After 1st- and 3rd-place finishes in prior meets, Loras finishes 3rd out of 34 teams at Augustana Invitational By RYAN BINSFIELD
Competing at the Augustana Invitational this past Friday, the men’s cross country team brought their record against Division III schools this season to 24-2-1. In cold and wet conditions the Duhawks were able to tie for third with a team score of 148 in a meet dominated by Augustana and UW-Stevens Point who took first and second overall with scores of 27 and 38, respectively. The third place finish handed the Duhawks their first two losses to Division III opponents this season. Loras was also without their number one runner, junior Jerry Olp who sat out this race as he nursed a sore leg. “We didn’t want to take any chances,” said Coach Bob Schultz. Heading into the week, Schultz wanted to see “better team racing and pack running.” With Olp out, senior Austin Steil was the top runner for the Duhawks, finishing 18th overall in the field of 461 runners. “Austin did a great job leading our pack of sophomores who normally run through 5 for us,” said Schultz. Speaking of those sophomores; Ty Wittman finished 24th overall, Rob Howe and Steve Loran finished 34th and 36th overall, respectively. Rounding out the scoring for the Duhawks was sophomore Ryan Sheeran 52nd overall. The sixth and seventh finishers were senior Chris Higgins (55th) and sophomore Kyle Wagner (57th). “Overall I was happy with the team results,” said Schultz. “This week, we executed our race plan much better as a team than we did the week before at Notre Dame.” The Duhawks will not compete again until Oct. 6 giving them time to get healthy and focus on getting even better for the next two weeks. “We have some tough work planned this week with no race this weekend, so we want to get stronger and a bit more fit before we start to rest up for the end of season meets,” said Schultz. “We also want to get some other folks who are a bit beat up right now, healthy for the end of season.”
photo by TYLER GARRISON
First-year Nate Carrier leads the IIAC in rushing yards and average per game.
Carrier: Behind the carries First-year running back from Shullsburg, WI, quickly makes an impact By KAY PAUL staff writer
update for Loras Football overall record 1-2 (tied for fourth best record in IIAC) Home Record 1-1
The name of first-year running back Nate Carrier has been spreading across Next Home Game the Loras campus like wildfire. Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. Most are aware of Carrier’s 207 versus Luther College rushing yards in the Duhawks’ first win @ Rock Bowl of the season against Rockford, but (Homecoming) what many don’t know is who the guy is behind the layers of football pads. say “Duhawks.” Nate Carrier is a first-year Loras Carrier uses the word “team” a lot and student hailing from Shullsburg, WI. that just explains the type of mind set he Football has been a part of Nate’s whole has for his teammates. life. “Team comes first. I can’t do it alone.” “It’s a family thing,” said Carrier. “His Nate relies on his team not just to family has been constantly watching make the play, but to give him the advice football, whether it’s college level, the he needs. He is the player who is highly NFL, or Carrier’s games. sought after, a team player. When Carrier reached high school, it “I am honored to be a freshman was clear that he was going to be a hit playing on varsity. It’s a great feeling both on and off the field. In being with Carrier for five minutes, it becomes clear knowing that I can contribute to the team my first year here. A lot of credit goes that he has a bright personality and a to the upperclassmen for all of the help love for the game of football. they gave me during training camp to His high school coach, Scott Matye, prepare me for the season.” said, “It goes without saying he was a With all the publicity, the intense tremendous player at Shullsburg, holding practices and classes that Carrier is almost all rushing records, involved with, it can seem but his legacy may be his unreal on how he balances infectious smile. No matter what you are doing he seems My life is full of ups everything. “You just have to,” to be having the best time.” and downs, just Carrier said. It goes to show that Either way, whatever like football. You Carrier is not just a football Carrier is doing, he always guy. He has a great need to work hard tries to keep a positive personality that transfers to get back up. attitude. Carrier’s life and into his work on the field. are so intertwined “Football is all about Nate Carrier football that he relates personal fun,” Carrier said, a smile running back things in his life directly on his face. with football. Keeping this mind set “My life is full of ups helps Carrier stay relaxed and downs, just like football. You need and loose, and the game comes to him to work hard to get back up.” much easier that way. Choosing to attend Loras was easy for Carrier is leading the Iowa Conference Carrier. Paul Mierkiewicz, Loras’ head in rushing heading into the game Sunday football coach, contacted him and once against Luther. Carrier has 383 rushing Carrier visited campus, it had “felt like yards on 59 attempts through the first home.” three games, with averages of 6.5 yards Once on the team, Carrier never a rush and 127.7 yards per game. He also thought he would be playing so much as has reached the end zone three times this a first-year. season. A lot goes on in Carrier’s head before, Loras students have seen Nate Carrier during, and after a game, from focusing on the football field, but look for him on what he and the team can do to be off the field. It shouldn’t be too hard, better, to recalling blurry plays that flash because his bright personality can be through his memory faster than you can seen a football field away.
photo by Kyle Schaffer
Sophomore Dominic Furco keeps pace with the pack of runners at the Augustana Invitational.
Runners continue to impress at huge meet staff writer
Sept. 27, 2012
Last Wednesday night, after traveling a short distance away to Wisconsin Platteville, the Loras lost their first match of the season. Although the Duhawks controlled the ball for most of the game, they didn’t have the “killer instinct” that Coach Dan Rothert likes to call it or a finishing touch. Platteville found themselves up 2-0 by the end of the first half, with two great shots coming from number 14 on Platteville, Brandon Chmiel, one of them off a free kick the other a shot on goal. Late in the first half, the Duhawks found themselves with a scoring opportunity off a free kick from Andy Filipiak when defender Erik Berkowitz found the back of the net. Hoping that would provide them with the momentum they needed, the Duhawks were not able to come back and score again, leaving the end of the game with a score of 2-1. Despite losing the match, the Duhawks out-shot the Pioneers 21-8. “We knew from the start of the season that we were not going to go undefeated so we would rather have this loss earlier in the season than later in November,” said assistant coach Matt Pucci. After not being able to find the back of the net, the Duhawks were eager to score some goals on their double header the upcoming weekend. The men kicked off at 1 p.m. Saturday against Buena Vista, the first conference game of the season, wanting a win to get them back on track. To say the Duhawks came out strong would be an understatement. They showed no mercy, scoring a 10-0 victory. Kevin Cavers and Erik Berkowitz each had two goals, and adding solo scores of their own were Jojo Schmidt, John Colucci, Mitch Burgmeier, Ryan Schneider, Sean Lewis and Malcolm Calbert. “The score was only 2-0 at halftime, and we knew we were a higher caliber than BV with more potential, so when the second half came, we clipped the Beavers,” said Lewis. “This gives the men a record of 81-1 and 1-0 in conference. The following day, the Duhawks played Wisconsin Superior having a confident attitude and ready for another win. Berkowitz had another goal early in the match followed by a goal from John Patrick Rummelhart, his first of the season. The first half ended with a score of 2-0, Duhawks. Ben Royce, forward for the Yellow Jackets came back with a goal in the second half making the score 2-1 but they were not able to keep the momentum to come back, giving the Duhawks another win and a record of 9-1-1 going into Tuesday’s game. Looking for different ways to score, Rothert decided to change the lineup a little. Moving defender, Erik Berkowitz, to starting forward hoping he would get the job done. And he did. Last season Berkowitz was the only player who did not have a goal, but he is definitely making up for that this season. Berkowitz has now scored in three consecutive games, 6 total so far, making him the leading scorer for the men. The Duhawks took to the field against Wheaton College Tuesday night, and it was a very close match. The game was knotted at 0-0 at halftime. The Duhawks finally broke the tie in the 84th minute when senior Brad Joiner put one in the back of the net on a rebound off the crossbar. The Duhawks then expanded on their lead in the 87th minute when sophomore Johnny Rummelhart knocked it in off the Joiner assist. The Duhawks improve to 101-1 overall, and 1-0 in the IIAC.
Sept. 27 2012
A Trip To The Penalty Box
NHL season appears in jeopardy Now that the lockout of the players has begun, will we ever get to see them play?
he situation could not present itself better than right now for the NHL to kick the NFL while it is down — reeling from a series of embarrassing officiating controversies that culminated with Monday night’s ridiculous ending — and gain more fans in the process. Unfortunately, the league is in the middle of its own labor dispute. The only hockey that one can watch right now comes courtesy of leagues across the sea that have been plucking from the NHL talent pool to infuse into their leagues because it is a steal and an easy revenue stream. The skinny of the labor disputes in the NHL come from the owners all saying the typical excuse of losing money and want the players to give money back while the NHL Players Association rebuttal is that the way to address the loss of money is through revenuesharing. The NHL has grown substantially each year since its last lockout in the 2004-2005 season and grossed $3.3 billion last season, but the whole league is still in red, with roughly $240 million in losses, stemming from player salaries and operating costs. The NHL’s six-year proposal is straightforward. In the first year, players would get 49 percent of hockeyrelated revenues. In the second year, it would be 48 percent. And in the final four years, it would be 47 percent. The players received 57 percent of revenues in the past CBA deal, so they would be taking an eight percent pay cut in the first year and losing $400 million less a season over the total of six years if the revenue growth continues as expected. The NHLPA’s offer is much more complex but revolves around the $3.28 billion made in total revenue that the NHL receives, and the $1.87 billion that goes to the NHLPA due to the prior CBA agreement. The NHLPA knows that they are not going to get away with such a large chunk of revenues in this next agreement, which is ultimately what they are frustrated with, but they just had no chance at retaining that. That is why in its deal the players are willing to move percentage down to 54.3 percent in the first season, and then for the other four years waver around 52.5 percent. It all comes out to a one-billion difference over the five year contract, or a $210 million difference a season. In the agreement talks before these proposals the difference was around $320 million so one could say progress is being made. The only issue I have so far with the labor situation is whether Gary Bettman is deserving of all the blame he is receiving as a result of entering his third NHL lockout in his 19th year as commissioner. But when he took the position in 1993, the league revenue was around $400 million and as it stands today at $3.3 billion one cannot help but give some credit to Bettman for that. The issue with the labor agreements is that all the numbers mentioned are based off of 7.1 percent of revenue growth and no one knows if that continues when the league gets back to action. If revenues only grow five percent then the difference is more like $290 million, but if league revenues go up to 8.5 percent then the difference is just $150 million, it is too impossible to gauge. Bettman gets a bad reputation for is the creation of top-heavy, long-term contracts that owners are able to hand out to players to help ease the salary cap hits that the expensive contracts provide. But Bettman has been against that legal circumvention since it was put in place, instead it was his employers, the owners, who could not help but take advantage of the opportunity. This is why it will no longer be around in the next CBA instead we will probably see something around 6-8 years, because it does not make much sense to have a salary cap if teams load up the front of the contracts that will extend well past the players retirement dates. The sides return to the table on Friday to continue discussions, and hopefully the differences get more miniscule as we aim to get the season back without too much damage done to the season, and maybe we can get a 10-year agreement so we will not have to worry about this issue for a while down the road.
photo by JIM NAPRSTEK
First-year Ailish Rispin dribbles the ball past the defenders. Loras is 7-4 overall on the season, including 5-1 at home and 1-0 in the Iowa Conference. The Duhawks travel to Luther on Saturday.
No. 5 Wheaton defeats Duhawks The Duhawks’ 5-game winning streak at home comes to an abrupt halt By Claire Murphy staff writer
The Duhawks had a weekend of success after winning both double headers against Buena Vista and Dominican. The first game to the start of a busy weekend kicked off on Saturday, a conference home game against Buena Vista. Loras came out with hard intensity right from the start to score two goals in the first half, the first one coming from senior Hillary Wilson off a free kick 22 yards out of the box, as she managed to curve over the wall and around the goalie. The second goal came from Haley Wegzeryn off a cross from sophomore Katie Truesdale. The Duhawks put the game away after the third goal by junior Lynn DeVriese in the second half. She left-footed a shot from the 6-yard line in front of the net after she battling a cluster of opponents. Junior Jackie Tumberger scored the fourth goal after fighting to win a breakaway and driving the ball into the opposite left corner of the net off a bomb kick. It was the women’s first conference game and they felt confident after the win to start the series of conference games that will be coming up in October. Moving on with success from Saturday, the women rested up for their match the
photo by KAT EDWARDS
Sophomore Abby Maier fights off the defender to gain possession. next day against Dominican. On Sunday, it was a slow start with Dominican showing up 20 minutes before game time. The women adapted to the time change and stayed warm and prepared before the start of the match. With a change in the lineup and senior captain Rachel Rieger starting in the back line, the girl’s worked through the changes to connect and work together. They played tight defense and kept the balling moving
on the opposing half. The first goal of the game came from Lynn DeVriese and the second goal from Katie Truesdale giving the Duhawks a 2-0 lead after 45 minutes of play. In the second half, the Duhawks got some fresh legs in there playing every single girl on the team and revealing some hidden talents. The third goal came from 5’2, Megan Kittleson, putting a header goal, her first career goal, off a corner in the back of the net. Throughout the half, the new legs stepped up and kept the intensity high with first-year Anna Gualandri creating opportunities at goal and tough defense from senior Amy Nader and Sarah Small. “Coming off of two wins this weekend, it gives our team a confidence boost when we are faced with tough upcoming opponents,” said senior Jayne Eslinger. The Duhawks five-game winning streak came to an end on Tuesday night against Wheaton College. The women had trouble in the first half, and they found themselves down 4-0 at halftime. The Duhawks made some adjustments during the half, and although they gave up an early second half goal, the defense held the rest of the game. The Duhawks found a sign of life late in the game. With 10:46 to play, Hillary Wilson got the Duhawks on the board to avoid the shutout. The Duhawks’ record fell to 7-4 overall, but they remain 1-0 in the IIAC.
Thoughts from Seniors on Football Homecoming Weekend & Luther College
What is your favorite thing about this homecoming game as a senior? “The crowd and seeing the alumni” — OL Nick Holeton “That it’s my last homecoming, can’t hold anything back now” — DL Kyle Kirchhoff “All the alumni coming back to Loras” — OL Mooch Donnelly
What would be your message to the student body? “Be wild, and be ready to sing the fight song after our victory” — OL Nick Holeton “Be loud, be proud, fired up, and let’s du a lot of duhawkin’” — DL Kyle Kirchhoff “Get ready to cheer” — OL Mooch Donnelly
What does the team have to do to beat luther? “Score more points than them” — OL Nick Holeton “A win would mean a lot. It is our first conference game so a win will set the tone for the rest of the season” — DL Kyle Kirchhoff “Play as a unit for four quarters” — OL Mooch Donnelly