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Student Senate presents concealed carry debate By Clayton Kemp Associate Reporter

A UW-La Crosse Student Senate meeting was held this Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the Cartwright Center to discuss the issue of whether to allow concealed carry on campus. Currently, concealed carry is not permitted in academic or residence life buildings at UW-L, but the passing of this state legislature would allow a gun owner with a license to carry their firearm in any building on any of the UW campuses. UW schools up until this point have retained the right to individually decide whether concealed carry is acceptable

“The student senators were very receptive to what people had to say.” Kaylee Otterbacher Student Senate President on campus grounds. Students were encouraged to attend the meeting Wednesday and were given the opportunity to speak on the topic for three minutes at the student body open forum. “A lot of students turned out and spoke on both sides of the issue, which was very

By Stephanie Koss Senior Reporter

impressive,” said Kaylee Otterbacher, president of the Student Senate. “The student senators were very receptive to what people had to say.”

The poll results favored those against concealed carry on campus, but another poll administered to the senate regarding rules and regulations of concealed carry laws suggested that many senators were uninformed on specifics.

A survey was taken from the student body, but it was not secure, meaning that students could vote more than once. Due to this type of informal survey, the results are not binding. “This doesn’t concern me personally and professionally because the margin of difference between the two answers was so large it wouldn’t make a huge difference. If the vote was closer, we could deem the results potentially invalid because of this,” said Otterbacher. “So the poll will be taken into account by the Student Senate and highly regarded, but it is not the binding stance of the student body until it is finally approved by the senate.” The poll results favored those against concealed carry on campus, but another poll

administered to the senate regarding rules and regulations of concealed carry laws suggested that many senators were uninformed on specifics. Thus, the senate is going to take an additional week to educate itself more on the issue before making a decision. Currently, Governor Scott Walker has not submitted whether or not he supports or opposes concealed carry on campuses. As for a local voice, Joe Gow, UW-L Chancellor, said, “We’re always looking to do all we can to make our students be and feel safe on campus. I’m not sure this is the right

“This doesn’t concern me personally and professionally because the margin of difference between the two answers was so large it wouldn’t make a huge difference. If the vote was closer, we could deem the results potentially invalid because of this” Kaylee Otterbacher Student Senate President

way to do that.” This proposal is a highly divided topic, but safety is the ultimate goal in mind on both sides. For the campus police, this issue becomes especially important.

“It’s one of those things where you have to push personal opinion aside for the safety of the whole campus community,” said Detective Schuster. “For example, if carry concealed

“We’re always looking to do all we can to make our students be and feel safe on campus. I’m not sure this is the right way to do that.” Joe Gow UW-L Chancellor were allowed here on campus, I see an issue of responding to a situation of four or five people that are carry concealed, and then we cannot identify who the shooter is.” Regardless of their stance, students are encouraged to make their voices heard. Otterbacher urged, “I think it’s so important for the student body to take a stance on this issue, as it absolutely affects student life on campus. We need to put our voice out there and tell the world what we believe we should do, but I think we need to think critically and creatively in order to do it.” The student senate will meet again next week on the issue.

City of the hawk, Hierakonpolis: Egypt’s First Capital

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, world-renowned archaeologist Dr. Renee Friedman gave a presentation in Graff Main Hall regarding her research at Hierakonpolis, one of the most important sites in the world for studying ancient Egyptian and pre-dynastic history. Friedman received her master’s degree in Egyptian Archaeology from the University of California – Berkeley in 1981, and she received her PhD in 1994. During her time as an archaeologist, she has visited many different archaeological sites throughout Egypt. Hierakonpolis, also known more publicly as Nekhen or the “city of the hawk”, served as the religious capital of the Upper Egypt region near the end of the predynastic period, 3200 to 3100 BC. Hierakonpolis is comprised of over 3 kilometers of area along the Nile River’s flood plain. By 3600 BC, dozens of neighborhoods and separate quarters existed in the city of Hierakonpolis. It is considered to be one of

the busiest urban centers along the Nile River during the early and predynastic periods. Perhaps one of the most famous artifacts known to have come from this site is the Palette of Narmer, which was one of the first documents to be created in history and is associated with the First King of the First

“The various different artifacts that we have recovered and the recreation of the city helps us to understand how the world’s predynastic rulers expressed their power” Dr. Renee Friedman British Museum Archaeologist Dynasty. However, there is much more that this site contains that provides implications for its importance in understanding Egyptian history. Friedman first visited the site of Hierakonpolis and joined the research team in 1983. Since then, she and her team have visited the site for their research and studies

more than twenty times. During her time studying the Hierakonpolis site, Friedman and her team have discovered an abundance of artifacts. “The various different artifacts that we have recovered and the recreation of the city helps us to understand how the world’s predynastic rulers expressed their power,” she said. Friedman and her team have discovered many different predynastic cemeteries throughout the desert region of Hierakonpolis. “Hierakonpolis is one of the few sites at which widely separated and distinct cemeteries for the different segments of society have been found,” said Friedman. Besides these predynastic cemeteries, many different decorated dynastic tombs, forms of rock art, and breweries have been discovered. In addition, there is a tall standing structure that dominates the lower desert region of Hierakonpolis. This structure, built of sun-dried mud brick, has come to be known as “the Fort.” “The Fort is also the oldest freestanding

monumental mud-brick structure in the world and one of the earliest upstanding remnant of Egypt’s long and rich tradition of mud-brick construction, which paved the way for its more famous stone architecture,” said Friedman. Friedman mentioned to the public that although she and her team have

“Hierakonpolis is one of the few sites at which widely separated and distinct cemeteries for the different segments of society have been found” Dr. Renee Friedman British Museum Archaeologist discovered a lot during their time studying at Hierakonpolis, there is still so much more to be learned about ancient Egyptian and predynastic history, and specifically, the “city of the hawk,” Hierakonpolis. For more information about the work being done at the Hierakonpolis site, visit Friedman’s website at http://www.

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By Destiny Baitinger Associate Reporter

Anna Lappe, an advocate for sustainable food, once proposed that “Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” Think about this for one moment, and how impacting this is. When Lappe asserts that where our money is being spent determines the world around us, I think she’s validated in her point. At the end of the day where your money goes is really how you’re telling the market you’d like to shop. Giving more money to big corporations or chains, shows there is more demand for a chain market, as opposed to a local one. There are many reasons to shop at the supermarkets to purchase things. I’d be lying if I said otherwise. It’s your one-stop-shop. Groceries, clothes, shoes, housewares, and so much more are at your fingertips. You don’t have

to venture to four or more stores to get what’s on the list, you simply just go to one. Also, it’s no secret, that mass production, by any company, can make things much more affordable.

“Not only does buying locally stimulate local economy, the local economy, but also builds unique jobs unlike corporate stores.” Without a doubt corporate spending seems easier, and often cheaper. However, I encourage you to think about where that money you’re spending ends up. According to TIME magazine “The New Economics Foundation. . . compared what happens when people buy produce at a supermarket vs. a local farmer’s market or community supported agriculture (CSA) program and

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found that twice the money stayed in the community when folks bought locally.” Not only does buying locally stimulate the local economy, but also builds unique jobs unlike corporate stores. Local owners have more liberty to cater to the needs of an employee, and find odd-jobs to fit those who struggle to find work otherwise. Furthermore, think about what’s going into your body. Have you wondered why produce looks so big at farmer’s markets? All markets have rules for each type of vendor. Every vendor must’ve picked or used handcrafted material within 100 miles, sometimes only 50 miles, of city limits. For example, some of La Crosse’s Cameron Park Vendor Rules state: “Bedding plants and annual herb plants must be grown from seed by the vendor. Fresh cut flowers and ornamentals must be grown for at least the current season or wild

gathered by the vendor. Baked goods must be made from scratch.” Many other markets use similar stipulations for sale items. This is to allow the freshest quality of ingredients, and freshest produce. Buying locally doesn’t just mean going to a farmer’s market either. This can be shopping at a local boutique, eating at a local restaurant as opposed to a chain, and attending local craft shows. I find it fascinating to explore different places to eat, and love to learn about the owner’s stories. Going to events to learn about trades and produce is quite interesting also. Overall, local spending generates jobs, grows the community’s economy, generally is healthier, and can be a fun opportunity to educate yourself. Next time you’re looking to spend some money, try something new. Think twice about what vote you’re castingbuy local, eat local, and go local.

Halloween: scary enough without a costume

By Megan Poczos Staff Reporter

less diagnostic definition, cultural appropriation is generally when a certain culture is subordinated or otherwise viewed as inferior by another culture that has deemed itself -sometimes unconsciously- as superior. The self-assuming “superior” culture imitates the said “inferior” culture by using their artifacts, behavior, modes of dress and even speech. Cultural appropriation is different than cultural exchange, which is a more appreciative and balanced way of teaching each other about different cultures. Without proper representation and explanation of these cultures different than our own, the culture being imitated will be grossly misrepresented. So here is our problem: Cultural appropriation in Halloween costumes is often overlooked. Someone may not be trying to be offensive, but do so without really knowing that they are even doing it.

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For example, it has been a trend lately for those who are not affiliated with the Hindu religion to don a bindi, a traditional Hindu adornment representing the sixth chakra. The bindi is supposed to be given to Hindu men and women in a very ceremonial fashion, and it has important religious significance. When people who are not Hindu decide to wear the religious symbol of the bindi, they are choosing to disregard the religious importance and significance of the bindi to the Hindu people. We can see how this could become a problem. A common Halloween costume example of –perhaps unknown- cultural appropriation is the Native American costume. You’ve seen it around. The staples to this costume tend to be moccasins, war paint and feathers in the hair. It seems like a relatively harmless costume, right? Not necessarily. Many things

In just two days’ time from the date this is published, I will be on a flight to France where I will begin the end of my student teaching. It was a short four and a half years at UW-L and I’d like to thank some professors who made it so great. The three most important people of my undergraduate education are Barb Gander, Dawn Rouse, and Ann Epstein of the Early Childhood Education Department. I’d like to think I’m not the only one who considers Barb our “mom” in the Education Department. I remember short “lectures” on being safe downtown for our 21st birthdays and on traveling safe as we were leaving for holiday breaks. She allowed us to learn beyond the books by bringing in our life and classroom experiences, which I viewed as highly beneficial. I lost count of how many times I called my own mom after class to tell her what funny thing Dawn said in class. I have fond memories of learning how to play again in her classes. While she allowed (and encouraged) us to be goofy, she always brought it back to education and I learned a great deal from her. She is a sassy woman who wears beautiful dresses designed just for her, creating a one-of-a-kind style to match her personality. Ann challenged us intellectually. She knew what we were all capable of and pushed us to achieve our potential. She is a gentle woman who answered all of my questions, and from what I remember, I had a lot. The Education Department is truly a fantastic one who cares for their students’ education as well as well-being. They want what’s best for you and will do whatever they can to help you. And while I didn’t have the following professors as often as the ECE professors, they did leave a mark on my heart. A big thank you to Ann Yehle, Leslie Rogers, and Joyce Shanks for everything you have done for us. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for giving me the knowledge I will use for the rest of my life. -Nicole Laegeler

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were considered sacred to the Native Americans, including the moccasins, war paint and feathers. Because these things are so important to their culture, it is cultural appropriation to take them for granted and wear them as a costume. The point I am getting at is that there are lots of things about many cultures that we don’t understand. Because we don’t understand them, we try to imitate them to get to the point of understanding. But we are missing vital information! Instead of only imitating what we thing we know about cultures, we should share each other’s cultures, and begin to understand the importance of our diverse experiences. Keep this in mind when choosing a Halloween costume for this year and remember to be respectful and be safe. Happy Halloween!

Caffeine: The drug of choice By Eagan Norman Staff Reporter

I wake up to my alarm blaring, and I quickly hop out of bed to shut it off immediately. It’s 7 a.m., and I don’t want to wake my roommate up this early on a Monday morning. If it were up to me, I wouldn’t be up this early on a Monday morning, but I need to get ready for my 7:45 a.m. class. I put on clothes, and leave to begin my day. Before I go to class though, I need to stop by Whitney to grab my morning cup of coffee. If I had the choice, I’d wake up at 7:30 a.m. and head straight to class, but if I don’t get an adequate amount of caffeine after I wake up, I can’t concentrate the rest of the day due to the massive migraine I have. As a student, I have become increasingly more dependent on caffeine as I have gone farther in my education, and along with that I’ve started to realize the negative effects of having a caffeine addiction. The College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern College did a study in 2011 that focused on students that regularly consumed caffeine. It found that 83% of students in the study suffered from negative effects of caffeine, and what almost all of them thought was regular consumption was actually three to five times what nutritionists consider a healthy amount of caffeine. Ingesting this much caffeine is helpful to stay up every once in a while, but more negative effects start to surface when this becomes a regular habit. Throughout high school, I started to drink more and more coffee, and it started to take its toll on me. Like it’s been found with most addictive substances, I started to gain a tolerance. The number of cups I needed to get a solid kick grew exponentially over my junior year to the point where I was bringing a thermos to school that held half a pot of coffee. Along with the tolerance also came the withdrawals when I didn’t have enough coffee to start my morning. They were fairly minor to start off, but as I started to drink more coffee, I would get terrible migraines when I didn’t have any coffee, and I couldn’t concentrate because I had been using caffeine to help me focus. Over the past couple years, I realized that I needed to lay off the caffeine, and start to get my addiction under control. I still use it to fully wake up in the morning, but I don’t need it as much to continue the rest of my day. I still get migraines from not drinking it, but they are definitely less severe, and I can generally work my way through them. There are definitely positives to drinking caffeinated beverages, but as a caffeine addict, I’d advise people to moderate their intake in order to avoid the negatives.


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Thursday, OCTOBER 29, 2015

Must-do’s before the weather outside gets frightful and pumpkins to take home for carving. Everyone loves roasted pumpkin seeds. One beautiful part of fall is the changing colors in nature. An easy and great childhood

By Alexandra Ronnestrand Staff Reporter

The season of cheer may be winter, but the fall season is known for that and much more. With so many activities to do, it is no wonder that autumn is looked forward to by most of the population. Winter is just around the corner, so here are some fun things to do before fall is just another leaf in the wind. An autumn must is to visit an apple orchard. Apples, apple pie, apple crisp, apple butter and other apple treats are fall essentials. Visit the orchard with friends, family or a significant other. Most apple orchards have corn mazes, and corn mazes are in the spirit of fall festivities. Make it a scary corn maze in honor of Halloween. After running through the maze, look forward to a hot apple cider


classic is raking up all the leaves and jumping into them. Believe it or not, it lets off stress and is sure to provide some great laughs. Get outside for a bluff hike for a brilliant

UW-L theatre examines the lighter side of grief By Kelsey Norton Guest Reporter

The UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts presents Come Back, a quirky comedy about death, grief and moving forward. Come Back journeys with Sky, a young, anxious man whose closest friend, Erin, recently succumbed to cancer. However, she left a surprise in her will; Sky is responsible for choosing what to do with her remains. As part of an all-expenses paid road trip across the country, Sky must stop at each of the unconventional cremation businesses Erin has mapped out in order to find the perfect final resting place for his lost companion. There’s only one problem: Erin’s mother. Determined to have her daughter buried in the family cemetery plot, she joins Sky to sway his opinion and together they embark on a journey in Erin’s memory to explore grief, death, souls and soul mates. Mitchell Gray, a junior Theatre Performance major, plays Sky’s best friend in the show and said that being in a small cast has allowed him the opportunity for much more attention to detail in research and acting choices. “Having a small cast is nice and more intimate,” Gray said. “We were all friends to begin with, so our chemistry as a whole is super fun.” The unique aspect of this production is that it has been entered for the 2016 American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) competition, a showcase of the finest regional productions. If nominated, the cast and crew will get to pack up their entire set and bring it with them to Milwaukee in January to perform Come Back in competition for a performance slot at nationals in Washington D.C. Julia Whalen, also a junior Theatre Performance major in the cast, has attended the festival the last two years and is very excited at the possibility to perform for the event.

“I want to go to ACTF so bad,” Whalen said. “It’d be a great show because it is original, quirky and relevant to so many people. It’s funny but also has the potential to help people reflect on the grief that may have happened in their lives.” The production team members will find out if they are nominated in early December, so until then, the waiting game begins. Come Back will show Nov. 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall (lower level), located at 16th and State Streets. Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2. Box office hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, and one hour before show times. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for senior/non UWL students and $5 for UW-L students; call (608) 785-8522. General admission. Limited seating.

view or go on a walk to the local ice cream shop. Before it becomes too cold, take advantage of the local farmer markets. Take a stroll to get fresh vegetables and fruits to get healthy food and a nice workout. When snow flurries fly, sports go inside. While sports remain outdoors, take advantage and join in on the football madness, whether it be a local game or in support of the national football league. It is always an enjoyable time to jump around and cheer for that special team! Summer is known for its outdoor nights by the fire and its warm days filled with picnics, but there is no reason why someone cannot take part in these things in the fall. Maybe even a little bit more likable without all the bugs, camping outside, having a picnic, or gathering up some friends for a campfire with s’mores and hot dogs is a great way to be

outdoors and enjoy fall. An all-around favorite of fall, besides the glorious thanksgiving feast everyone waits in anticipation for, is Halloween. No matter if winter weather shows itself a little early or if the sun is still radiating warmth, going out and trick-or-treating is great way to engage in the environment and be outside; more importantly, it is a great way to dress up and earn some rich, delicious candy. There are so many lively and entertaining activities to do outside that it would be impossible to list them all. Look forward to all the amazing food at Thanksgiving, and after, suggest doing something outdoors! Do all that you can before the cold sets in and hibernation becomes a must. Winter is coming.

Hey UW-L! What are you wearing for Halloween? By Miranda Martin Staff Reporter

“I’m going to be a cop again.” -Zachary Daniel “I’m going to be Minnie Mouse!” -Haley Zangl

“I’m being Caillou. He’s a children’s cartoon character.” -Ben Aleff

“I’m going to be The Captain”. -Kyle Fischer

“I’m going as an 80’s workout girl.” -Stephanie Winans

If you go— Who: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts What: Come Back by Neil Haven Where: Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall (lower level); 16th and State Streets When: Nov. 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 2:00 p.m. Admission: $16 for adults, $14 for senior citizens and non-UW-L students, $5 UW-L students; call (608) 785-8522.

“I’m going to be Daphne from Scooby Doo and part of the gang with my friends!” -Megan Huibregtse

“I’m going to be a censored naked woman by putting different colored squares of cardboard over me.” -Amber Meyer

”I am excited to be the Greek goddess Athena one night, because she is the goddess of strength and wisdom. I am most excited for the next night, when all my roommates and I are going to dress up as bees.” -Emily Seib

Scare-ify yourself with these Halloween makeup tips By Sarah Busse Associate Reporter

It is that time of year again when all that goes bump in the night comes out to play. Witch, goblins and ghouls, oh my! Aside from the extreme amount of candy, the best part of Halloween is the ability to let your


creativity run wild in putting together the perfect costume. It is the one time of year when it socially acceptable to run wild with

makeup without being bombarded with judgmental stares. When junior Grace Cullen, was asked what her favorite thing about make-up was she responded, “No one needs makeup, but it can help you discover what you love about yourself, and it enables you to enhance those features.” It is important to keep this in mind whether you love makeup or hate makeup; it’s all about having confidence in your own skin. After finding the perfect costume to make you feel like the confident rockstar that you are, there is always the option to bring your Halloween game to the next level with the right make-up. Whether the look you are going for is sweet, glamorous, sexy or terrifying, Pinterest will be your best friend in looking for ideas. Some of the most popular looks on the site are: vampires, zombies, sugar skulls, scarecrows, deer, mermaids and fairies. The great thing about Pinterest is that it not only presents you with a bunch of crafty ideas, but it can often times link you right to a tutorial on how you can accomplish the extreme level of craftiness yourself. This is a

lifesaver since most of us are not stage makeup savants and only attempt to be when October rolls around. Once you have your idea for a makeup masterpiece in mind, the first thing to remember is that you do not need to go broke

“When it comes to costume make-up, do not assume it’s going to be easy. When you see tutorials online, that person has probably done that makeup 20 times and the final video was most likely her third try.” Kyndra Rothermel UW-L Senior buying special makeup for one night of the year. Small affordable kits of makeup can be found at Halloween stores, Goodwill, Target, Walmart and so on. Also keep in mind that although all the alluring different shades might be tempting, they are not needed if

you are planning on being a vampire or a zombie for Halloween, which only requires three colors: white, red, and black. Makeup is also not worth buying in bulk because many products are only safe for use for about 6 months. Next thing to know is that it does not matter how easy it looks to do on Pinterest; it is going to take a few tries at least. Senior Kyndra Rothermel, encourages would-be makeup dabblers to remember “when it comes to costume make-up, do not assume it’s going to be easy. When you see tutorials online, that person has probably done that make-up 20 times and the final video was most likely her third try.” If your plan is to go dressed up at night, remember low-lighting will often disguise any slight mistakes; perfection is not necessary. And finally, the last thing to remember is to have fun being another side you for the night, at least until it is time to scrub all the makeup off.

Sports & Wellness Thursday, October 29, 2015

Eagles hang on after tackett injury By Alex VandenHouten Staff Reporter

On a cold blustery Saturday morning, UW- La Crosse football team was able to jump out to a quick 14 to 0 lead and was able to overcome an injury to starting UW-L quarterback John Tackett to pull out a 27 to 25 victory over the visiting UW- Eau Claire Bluegolds in front of a crowd of almost 3,000 people. The Eagles took the early lead with a 10yard Tackett pass to Samuel Zwieg, UW-L was able to capitalize after a missed 43-yard field goal by UW-EC and drove down the field where eventually Tackett found Joel Oxton on a corner route for a 28-yard touchdown. UW-EC answered with a 15-yard run from Toure Wallace but once again Tackett had the answer as an 80-yard run from Austin Mancosky set up another Tackett to Oxton touchdown to make it a 21-7 Eagle lead. UW-EC answered with a field goal to make it 21-10, the ensuing Eagle drive Tackett left the game with an apparent shoulder injury, and the Eagle offense stalled the rest of the game. UW-EC tacked on a field goal right before the half to make it a halftime score of 21-13. UW-EC opened up

The ensuing kickoff Mike Santucci returned the kick for an 88-yard touchdown and after the extra point was blocked it was a 27-16 lead the half with another short field goal, but the ensuing kickoff Mike Santucci returned the kick for an 88-yard touchdown and after the extra point was blocked it was a 27-16 lead

for the Eagles. UW-L defense came up big continually forcing UW-EC to short field goals as UW-EC converted another short field goal to make it 27-19 to start the fourth quarter.


Mike Santucci returns a kickoff for an 88 yard TD

However the Eagle’s offense continued to stall without quarterback Tackett and could not put the game away. UW-EC scored on another touchdown run from Wallace midway through the fourth, but failed on the two point conversion to make the score 27-25. UW-EC had many chances to regain the lead they missed a 43-yard field goal with 2:32 left in the game and failed on a fourth down with 9 seconds remaining to ensure the victory for the Eagles. The win pushed UW-L’s record to 3-4 and 2-2 in the WIAC they return to action at UWStevens Point on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m.




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Rugby team scores a big victory against UWMilwaukee By Dustin Skolaski Staff Reporter

The UW-La Crosse is home to many sports that have been represented in the WIAC conference. Beyond the schools traditionally sports represented by the NCAA, they also house a number of club teams. One such team is rugby. Rugby is the game that American football is derived from. It is an exciting non-stop, intense game that can be played by its participants years after college. Many colleges feature rugby club teams and the UW-L team faces off against various other club teams throughout their season. The UW-L season is coming to an end, and it has been an impressive season for the team that found themselves ranked #19 in Division 3 heading into their final matchup of the regular season against UW-Milwaukee another team that is held in high regards. Both of the schools find themselves playoff bound with only seeding to be determined this previous weekend.

The UW-L season is coming to an end, and it has been an impressive season for the team that found themselves ranked #19 in Division III heading into their final matchup of the regular season agianst UW-Milwaukee The importance of this match would be to see who would take the 3rd seed and who would take the 4th seed. The 4th seed would

have to play perennial powerhouse rugby team of Lindenwood University. UW-L had the benefit of hosting this game and have been playing strong this season and hitting form right when they needed to be. UW-L came out hard on a dreary evening that eventually gave way to pleasant weather

UW-L would find themselves victorious as they get ready for a playoff match against Northern Iowa... who has beenscoring points at a ridiculous pace this season but the hits definitely felt a little harder this afternoon as temperatures finally dipped into the fall standard. Playing at home definitely was an advantage for UW-L as they started strong and stayed strong fending off any UW-M attack that threatened. UW-L was never in danger of losing this game but that’s not to say the match was easy. UW-L would find themselves victorious as they get ready for a playoff match against University of Northern Iowa, the #2 team from the Southern Division of the WIIL. UW-L has been a stout defensive team all season and will need to play their best of the season if they wish to defeat Northern Iowa who has been scoring points at a ridiculous pace this season as they trailed only defending runner-up UW-Whitewater. If UW-L can leave Northern Iowa with a victory, they will find themselves in the coveted final four in Cottage Grove, WI.

Keeping fat in your diet a good thing? By Tyler Frickson Staff Reporter

Today many Americans have begun to villainize all types of fat within an everyday diet. This is because of an oversimplification of dietary recommendations that began to spring up in the 1970s. During this period, there was accumulating evidence from both animal and human studies that showed that a diet high in saturated fats and cholesterol put the subject as a high risk factor for cardiovascular disease; therefore, various dietary guidelines began to encourage people to eat less fat. The trick that people today must realize, is that we must distinguish the bad fat from the good. Although health advice had revolved around saturated fats from high-fat animal foods, many people generalized this advice to be attributed to all fats, choosing to replace them with various reduced-fat or fat-free foods high in carbohydrates such as crackers or sweetened yogurts. However, due to this increased consumption of these types of carbohydrates, refined starches and sugars are on the rise that have helped to attribute to an increase in obesity as well as Type 2 diabetes. Many experts now say that their past efforts to correct dietary issues that caused heart disease or strokes have caused the pendulum to swing too far in the opposite direction. Dr. Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology said, “The mistake made in earlier dietary guidelines was an emphasis on low-fat without emphasizing the quality of carbohydrates, creating the impression that all fats are bad and all carbs are good.” He explained how saturated fats, such as meat and dairy products, can raise blood levels of cholesterol

which is not healthy, but monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil, does not raise cholesterol or fat-clogging deposits despite it having as many calories as meat or dairy products. Mitchell Schrampfer, a junior at UW-La Crosse said, “I never really took the time to think about fats or carbohydrates, I just thought that if there was fat in it, it was considered unhealthy.” This only helps to contribute to the issues of unclear dietary guidelines involving carbohydrates and fats, and must be explained in a more clear fashion, such as the case with sugars. Sugars are simple carbohydrates while starches are complex carbohydrates; ultimately, they are both broken down into glucose which the body then circulates into the blood. Sugars can be digested relatively quickly allowing for a faster rise in blood glucose, but a starch can take much longer to break down and digest. It is important to note that there are exceptions, such as refined carbohydrates, like white bread and white rice. Starchy foods that are highly processed grains have been stripped of dietary fibers and then act more like sugar in the body. They become rapidly digested and absorbed, raising blood levels of glucose and prompting more production of insulin in the process. When these types of foods are eaten in excess of the body’s need for immediate and stored energy, these refined cards and sugars can cause insulin resistance and cause fatty liver disease. Ultimately, it comes down to the old phrase: you are what you eat. Be mindful of both beneficial and harmful fats to know what is ok in moderation. The only sure way to monitor a diet is to be properly informed.

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