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IN THIS ISSUE: T h u r s d ay, O c t o b e r 15, 2015
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Peace Corps opportunities bridge international boundaries By Alex Johnson News Editor
With over 250 volunteers straight from the UW-La Crosse campus, the United States Peace Corps has helped communities and people all across the globe. As part of the Fall Career Fair, Jason Lemberg, a Peace Corps Regional Recruiter who also served as Peace Corps Volunteer for two years in the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan, spoke to students about volunteering for the Corps. “The beauty of Peace Corps is that so many volunteers show up wanting to make a difference and we do end up making a lot of difference and having a significant impact on individuals,” he said. Founded in 1961 by John F. Kennedy, the Peace Corps has had 220,000 plus of these volunteers, with just over 6,800 current volunteers and trainees. Of the current volunteers whose ages
“The beauty of Peace Corps is that so many volunteers show up wanting to make a difference and we do end up making a lot of difference and having a significant impact on individuals.” Jason Lemberg Peace Corps Regional Recruiter range from 20 to 79 years old, 63% are female, 37% are male and 95% have at least an undergraduate degree.
The Peace Corps also offers a variety of areas and occupations to serve in. The two largest, Education and Health care, have helped over 140 countries deal with problems such as climate change, disease and natural disaster. Sharing his pride and passion for the Peace Corps’ high level of diversity, Lemberg
“You’re making a difference in the community you serve, making a difference with the people you developed a relationship with and with every person you interact with when you come back home.” Jason Lemberg Peace Corps Regional Recruiter also mentioned how “the Peace Corps represents America in a lot of different ways. And there is no one definition of who a Peace Corps volunteer is. Whether it be in terms of religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race or gender.” Lemberg also shared personal experiences from his two years in Kyrgyzstan, detailing his many adventures with then 9-month old host sister, Sezim, and the cultural differences they both had to face together. “In my time in Kyrgyzstan, Sezim taught me to walk, taught me to talk and was my introduction to the culture. Now, I’m seven years older and she’s seven years older. Her and I were on the perfect same level with language. She knew 10 words and so did I!
We both knew the relevant information…She knew how to tell her mom and dad she was hungry, and I like to eat. Within two weeks of meeting my host family, granted two weeks, she became like my daughter. I put her on my shoulders and we would go for a walk through town. Sezim defined a lot for me,” he recalled. The idea of Peace Corps is to open up international boundaries, cross cultural boundaries to learn from one another while ultimately becoming better as people in
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general, a fact that Lemberg wants everyone to know. “In the end, the idea of making a difference is the number one thing I want people to know [about Peace Corps because it’s universal,” he explained. “You’re making a difference in the community you serve, making a difference with the people you developed a relationship with and with every person you interact with when you come back home.”
Career Services offers career fair guidance By Stephanie Koss Senior Reporter
On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the Office of Career Services at UW-La Crosse held their annual Fall Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Valhalla in Cartwright. Over 70 different employers from the La Crosse area attended the fair seeking UW-L students. Some of these employers included Ashley Furniture Industries, Bethany Lutheran Homes, Blain’s Farm & Fleet, Gundersen Health System, IBM, M3 Insurance Solutions, Wisconsin Army National Guard, Target, Peace Corps, Northwestern Mutual, Mutual of Omaha Financial Advisors, Marine Credit Union, Mathy Construction and many more. In addition to employment opportunities, many businesses were searching for students
Over 70 different employers from the La Crosse area attended the fair seeking UW-L students. Some of these employers included Ashley Furniture Industries, Bethany Lutheran Homes, Blain’s Farm and Fleet...and many more. to fill various available internship positions. A wide range of internship opportunities
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for many different majors were being sought after, including Finance, Accounting, Communication and Liberal Arts, Computer Science, Mathematics, Data and Info Technology, Management, Marketing and Sales and Science and Engineering. The Office of Career Services offered
A wide range of internship opportunities for many different majors were being sought after, including Finance, Accounting, Communication and Liberal Arts, Computer Science, Mathematics, Data and Info Technology, Management, Marketing and Sales and Science and Engineering. several tips to students attending the career fair. Students were encouraged to bring ten to fifteen copies of their resume and to dress very professionally, since many employers were offering interviews during the career fair. Professional dress is key at making excellent first impressions. In addition, students were advised to talk to employers independently instead of navigating the fair with a group of friends. This showed potential employers that students were more serious about obtaining a job or an internship, and that they were
able to talk to employers independently from a group of their peers whom they were comfortable with. Another suggestion given to students was to create a quick 30-second speech known as an “Elevator Pitch.” This short speech was advised to include a quick introduction of the student as well as a little bit of research about the company they were speaking to. Having done a little research about the company would show them that the student cared and was not just attending the fair for casual reasons. Generally, however, a student’s “elevator pitch” was advised to include the student’s name, major, year in school, information from basic research on the company and a brief question for the employer. Although the Career Fair is only held once a year, the Office of Career Services is always
Another suggestion given to students was to create a quick 30-second speech known as an “Elevator Pitch”. This short speech was advised to include a quick introduction of the student as well as a little bit of research about the company they were speaking to. open for any career-related assistance that UW-L students may need. They offer help with
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gaining internship experience, exploration of graduate and professional schools and job campaign strategy development. In addition, Career Services also offers career advising and job search specific to a student’s area of study.
Although the Career Fair is only held once a year, the Office of Career Services is always open for any career -related assistance that UW-L students may need. They offer help with gaining internship experience, exploration of graduate and professional schools and job campaign straegy management Career advisors are available to help students with resumes, cover letters and interview skills. You can even schedule an appointment to do a mock interview with one of the advisors. Have questions regarding your career? Contact Career Services at (608) 785-8514, or stop into their office in 1140 Centennial Hall, Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can also email them at career@ uwlax.edu. Walk in hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Fridays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
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Thursday, october 15, 2015
Why is the topic of gender equity still taboo?
By Ellie Brown Viewpoint Editor
By now, I’m sure you’ve at least heard of the scandal that has pervaded campus, centering on the topic of gender equity and sexuality. While the source is important, I think what everyone should be focusing on more is the reason why people are so polarized in their viewpoints of this subject. While I agree that the forum for this discussion needs to be willing and appropriate, the topic of gender equity, shown through ideals of female sexuality, exposes why it needs to be discussed. Throughout history, male sexuality has been almost completely normalized, if not expected (of course, this is only if it’s heterosexuality we’re talking about). We’re shown countless television shows, movies, books, magazines, etc. where the man is allowed to openly talk about sex and pursue it. Conversely, if a woman is shown doing the same thing, she is ‘slut-shamed’ or perhaps presented as hypersexualized. There are never discussions about what is expected in the bedroom, and if there is, it typically relates to either safe practices or a male’s pleasure. While safety is an important topic, there is rarely talk of how women’s pleasure should be treated the same as men’s. It’s my opinion that sexuality should not be
a taboo topic, especially in the case of equity. However, in the United States culture, it’s tended to be just the opposite. While there are many reasons for this, including religious and moral beliefs, it’s also centered on the idea that women should be regarded as the pious or virtuous ones when sex is concerned. This unequal balance allows blame to be placed more frequently on the woman when things such as pregnancy happen. It also encourages ideas of inequality, easily shown as having become manifested into many public school dress codes. These dress codes normalize shaming women for showing “provocative” parts of their bodies, like shoulders, kneecaps and thighs. Newsflash! These body parts aren’t part of women’s genital anatomy and any attempt to sexualize them is classified as a fetish. And yes, you read that correctly. Additionally, by ordering a female to change
“Sexuality should not be a taboo topic, especially in the case of equity.” clothing so as not to distract her male counterparts, you’re essentially telling her that her education is
not as important as a male’s. Trust me, this lesson will stick, even if you don’t realize it.
“It negatively effects men by attempting to strip them of sensitivity as well as showing them as constantly in need of sexual satisfaction. ” This problem we have with gender equity doesn’t just hurt women, either. It negatively effects men by attempting to strip them of sensitivity as well as showing them as constantly in need of sexual satisfaction. I know that there are many men who would not want to be perceived this way. So why is gender equity such a problem to discuss? You’d think that in 2015, we’d have conquered this problem. However, it’s clear that we aren’t even ready to openly discuss it. Shouldn’t women be allowed the same rights as men? For that matter, shouldn’t everyone be allowed to control their own life, as long as it is consensual, legal and doesn’t hurt others? I think so. Do you?
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Hello Racquet readers! My name is Justin Nichols and I am the Sports Editor here at your student newspaper. I started out with The Racquet at the beginning of the spring semester last year, and hope to continue working here until I graduate. I worked as a sports writer at my high school newspaper so the transition to Sports Editor was a natural one. In the interest of getting to know the faces behind the print a little better (since I apparently can’t make it onto HerCampus’s Campus Cutie blog), I wanted to take some time to introduce myself. I am a junior majoring in finance with a philosophy minor. When I graduate, I plan on either going to graduate school for business or taking a job at a financial services firm. I’ve spent the last two summers interning at a company in Chicago while also getting the chance to live in the area. I love the big city life and hope to live in New York, Chicago, or Boston once I am done with school. You might wonder, given that background, why I would ever want to be the Sports Editor. The truth is, I love all things sports and all things
competitive. I grew up playing football, baseball and basketball, and continue to have a passion for sports even though I no longer competitively play
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Thursday, OCTOBER 15, 2015
Just call me “Puberty Professor”
UW-L professor publishes book for parents to help teach kids about puberty By Emily Hilby Staff Reporter
Lori Reichel, an Assistant Professor of Health Education and Health Promotion at UWL, has just published her first book, “Prepping Parents for Puberty Talks.” Reichel’s book serves as a parental resource with simple answers to puberty related questions that children may ask. Written in question and answer format, Prepping Parents for Puberty Talks” provides parents with simple and direct answers to questions like “Why do girls hips widen? A kid in my school is a boy but likes to dress like a girl. Is that okay? Which are better to use: menstrual pads or tampons? Adults sometimes are nervous that they are going to say the “wrong thing” or too much all together. It was Reichel’s goal to make parents feel comfortable, because being comfortable helps to foster positive communication with children beginning at a young age. As a former school health educator, Reichel presented many talks about puberty
to both children and adults alike. She got her inspiration for the book by speaking with numerous parents on this topic. Many parents asked her if she could save questions kids would ask during puberty talks so they would know what kids are curious about. She did, and her book was created by that compilation.
Written in question and answer format, Prepping Parents for Puberty Talks” provides parents with simple and direct answers to questions like “Why do girls hips widen? A kid in my school is a boy but likes to dress like a girl. Is that okay?” Reichel truly believes that parents need and want a simple resource. More than that, they deserve one. Many people were not taught by a trusted adult about puberty and/ or other sexuality topics. Many had to learn from friends, by reading books or worse, by going online. She saw a need to provide
a resource for adults to teach children in appropriate ways. This provided her with the ambition to collect the questions and to write the book, a process that was about six years in the making. “Prepping Parents for Puberty Talks” is a unique read for parenting adults. There are numerous books existing for children, yet a limited number specifically for adults on how to talk with children. Also, some of the existing books for parents/adults have the word “sex” in the title, a 3-letter word that can be scary to some parents and create negative responses. The book exhibits a friendly, nonthreatening, approachable feel that makes the conversation of puberty seem less daunting. The book has received stellar feedback from parents thus far. According to Reichel “One father skimmed over some of the pages in front of me, laughed, and then stated, these questions are exactly what/how kids ask.” The book has already served as a resource for health educators/teachers at the elementary school level, again receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback. When asked about sporting the nickname “Puberty Professor,” Reichel responded that
she embraces the title. “I am okay being the person others can talk to about basic human sexuality topics, including puberty.”
Reichel hopes to continue seeing her book used by both parents and educators. “Prepping Parents for Puberty Talks” can be found online in either e-book or paper format.
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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Football team gets first conference win against UW-Stout
By Dustin Skolaski Staff Reporter
for 41 yards on the drive and hit sophomore receiver Noah Bargender for the two yard score just before halftime.
The UW-La Crosse Eagles were able to secure their first WIAC win of the season against fellow cellar dweller UW-Stout Saturday afternoon, Oct. 10, at Veterans Memorial Field. UW-L was debuting a new quarterback after the departure of senior Trent Cummings due to health reasons and was looking forward to getting back into playoff contention. Illinois State freshman transfer Drew David drew excitement from the crowd as he led the team down the field on his first drive as an Eagle. His debut was ended abruptly on an errant pass on 4th down in which David limped off the field after the pass. The UW-L defense was able to contain the Blue Devils and force a change of possession, which brought out backup quarterback John Tackett. Tackett has seen action for UW-L uwlax.edu before as he took snaps in their previous games and also made some appearances as UWL defense breaks up a pass a true freshman last season. Tackett made UW-Stout turned to a ground and pound his impact felt in the second quarter as he style that they didn’t have in the first half. engineered a touchdown drive that was It worked with success as they were able to capped off on a two yard scoring run by Tyler punch the ball into the end zone and cut Jenkins. UW-L’s advantage to one score. On UWTackett had his chance to run the two Stout’s next possession, senior John Becker minute drill as UW-L received the ball on came up with a huge fumble recovery in Stout their half of the field with just under a minute territory which led to a next play touchdown remaining to go before half and he came out pass from Tackett to Joel Oxton. slinging. The sophomore quarterback threw UW-L was driving early in the fourth
quarter and looking to put UW-Stout away when a Matt Van Druten field goal was blocked and returned 80+ yards to the house by the Blue Devils to once again cut into the UW-L lead.
Responding with the poise of a veteran, Tacket led UW-L down the field on the next possesion and threw his third touchdown pass of the day to Samuel Zweig.
Responding with the poise of a veteran, Tackett led UW-L down the field on the next possession and threw his third touchdown pass of the day to Samuel Zwieg. UW-Stout would once again answer quickly as they would punch the ball into the end zone again to make it a one score game. UW-L would recover the onside kick, convert third-downs, which has troubled them on the season, and enter victory formation to secure the victory. Ryan Weber was once again a force on defense as his name was called seemingly after every play with pass breakups and tackles. Junior Running back Tyler Jenkins broke the century mark, the first time a UW-L running back has done so in 2015. The win put UW-L at 2-3 overall and 1-1 in WIAC conference play. The very difficult schedule the Eagles have faced all season doesn’t ease up as the team heads to UWWhitewater this Friday evening.
Samuel Zweig, Junior catches a touchdown for UWL
Joel Oxton, Junior takes on UW-Stout defender
Women’s soccer continues long winning streak
By Nicole Witt Staff Reporter
UW-La Crosse women’s soccer team is still showing their strength with a 1-0 victory over conference rival UW- Stout. The Eagles took their seventh straight win on Saturday, Oct. 10, and maintained their 4-0 record in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Overall, their record is 11-3. This forced the Blue Devils down in the ranking with a 2-3 record in the conference and 6-52 overall. Over 150 people came to support both teams with great fall weather to help propel the game. This winning streak bring the team to a tie with the most consecutive wins in the school history. The other teams that set this record were in 1994 and 1999. The team also earned their sixth shutout of the season with this game. Freshman Kennedy Brault stood in the net to start off the game. The first goal was netted by freshman Margaret Harings 40 minutes into the game. She is currently leading the team in goals with six. Freshman Maya
Kennedy Brault. UW-L Freshman
Schmitt and sophomore Maggie Edmark assisted Harings’ goal. This ends the scoring for the game from both teams. Brault stayed in the net the entire game. This was her fifth shutout for the season. She
Rugby: not just for boys By Tyler Frickson Staff Reporter
The UW-L Women’s Rugby Club went up against Stevens Point on Saturday, who are considered to be one of the biggest and best team within the club bracket. While the women’s club managed to put up a tough fight, they ended up with a final score of 5024, giving the game to Stevens Point. The UW-L Women’s Rugby Club fought hard despite the fact that they were down some players due to injuries, starting off the game with only fourteen members, and ending with 13 while still managing to hang in there. It is also important to note that at halftime, UW-L managed to be up by 5 points before Stevens Point managed to mount a comeback in the game.
The UW-L Women’s Rugby Club is always open to new members, eager to teach anyone who is interested in learning more about rugby.
In the end, despite the overall loss, it did not bring down the morale of this close-knit team. Even witnessing smiles and laughter as players trudged off the field caked in dirt and sweat. Margaret Faulds, a flanker on the UW-L Women’s Rugby Club team, said: “I think I had a pretty good game! I was proud of myself for working hard.” There are typically two flankers on the field per side, they are set in the forward position and placed on the outside of the formation. Their job is to detach from the group as early as possible in order to get to the play before the
opponent’s forwards. Flankers are also key participants in the tackling process, putting more of an emphasis on speed rather than strength. Faulds went on to comment that, “We all played really well together, no one gave up, even though we were short-handed from the start.” This idea was embodied when one of UW-L’s younger rookie players set up against an opposing member who was roughly a foot taller and still managed to take down the opposing member with considerable force three separate times in a ten second time frame! When it comes to team bonding, the UW-L Women’s Club has spaghetti dinners together every Friday before their Saturday games for team bonding. Everyone is seen laughing together and having a good time and enjoy spending time together both on and off the field. There is also a large amount of compassion towards teammates with injuries, noting that support is always readily available to players during the healing process. When asked about what people should learn about rugby, Faulds replied, “It’s an intense game, but definitely not just for the boys. You can join the team with literally no experience needed, only a positive attitude, the ability to work hard, and the desire to get a little dirty!” The UW-L Women’s Rugby Club is always open to new members, eager to teach or inform anyone who is interested in learning more about rugby. It is a great team bonding sport that challenges people to work collaboratively to succeed and does not allow for members to try and outshine one another.
had three saves in the game. The Blue Devil’s goalie Paige Meyer recorded all the time in the net for UW-S, but had one goal allowed with two saves. Although the game was not high in scoring, the Eagles kept putting shots on the goal. They had 12 shots, while the Blue Devils had 10. Harings took the most shots of the game with two on goal and 5 all together, and freshman Natalie Herzog had two shots. Five other Eagles had one shot on goal each. UW-S lead in other areas, like corner kicks and fouls. The Blue Devils took four corner kicks, and the Eagles took three. UW-S also racked up six fouls throughout the game, and UW-L gathered one. In this game, 16 Eagles stepped on the field. Even this late into season, they are still showing their depth within their roster of 25 women. They show their strength and ability through each play, while also walking onto the field with confidence and acceptance of any challenge that is to come. This will help them through the rest of the season, as they play ranked teams. This could be a challenge to some teams, where the fuel just burns out.
But the young Eagles are all showing their resilience. Coach Jason Murphy is aware of any challenges they see coming. But he does not see that the team will be slacking or falling short of the competition ahead.
“The team is feeling very well. We are not tiring or getting drained but really coming together nicely...” Jason Murphy UW-L Head Women’s Soccer Coach Murphy said, “We are 4-0 in the league and have three big games remaining against Whitewater, Stevens Point and Oshkosh. The team is feeling very well. We are not tiring or getting drained but really coming together nicely for the stretch run.” The women take a short break to resume playing another conference game on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. in Whitewater. They will be looking to continue their winning streak and avoid any blemishes on their WIAC record.
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