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Volume 58 Issue No. 13

January 26, 2012

Deposits for fall 2012 up 70% BY RACHEL J. MINER Staff Writer Grace College may get a little smaller next year, at least space wise. With a record number of deposits through January, there is potential for the largest freshman class in Grace history. The number of deposits at this time is 70 percent higher than this same time last year, according to Cindy Sisson the Dean of Admissions. Accepted students have until August to place their $200 deposit in order to secure their place at Grace. The typical trend of previous years may indicate that the class of 2016 would be the largest Grace has ever had, as long as deposits continue to come in steadily. The Admissions office cannot tell yet if this increase is because more students are attracted to Grace, or if this is simply a spike in early deposits.

Distinct features of Grace make this college stand out from other Christian colleges. Mark Pohl, Director of Admissions, gives much credit to the new 3-year program. Sisson praises the Admission counselors, who have direct contact with inquiring and accepted students and greatly influence their views of Grace. Sisson credits student ambassadors who call prospective students, answer questions, and help them apply over the phone. This method of contact with students has been extremely successful, according to Sisson. Grace’s marketing firm, Brandpoet, has revamped the campus viewbook, among other advertising. Kevin Sterner, a 1990s Grace Art department graduate, runs this firm and has worked with Grace for the last two years. Along with new advertising, the Admissions office has changed strategies for attracting more students. As many as half of Grace

Students to volunteer at Superbowl XLVI STAFF REPORTS Four Grace College students and one faculty member have been selected to work as volunteers at events surrounding Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis February 3-5. Josh Troyer, Ben Reno, Josh Remington, and Brandon Glock, all Sport Management majors, were selected from among 4,500 people who applied to fill the anticipated 3,000 volunteer positions available for events surrounding the Superbowl. Three of the students, Reno, Remington, and Glock, will be assisting with the “NFL Experience,” which, according to the of-

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ficial NFL Super Bowl XLVI website, is “pro football’s interactive theme park offering participatory games, displays, entertainment attractions, kids’ football clinics, free autograph sessions and the largest football memorabilia show ever.” Troyer will be assisting with operations at central command. Dr. Darrell Johnson, faculty advisor for Sport Management majors, also applied to volunteer. Johnson will be in Indianapolis February 3-5, helping with various events, beginning with a Gospel singspiration on Friday evening. Johnson was also selected to serve as a “Special Ambassador”

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students are from Indiana, with the rest coming mostly from the immediately surrounding states. Admissions has not changed the number of students accepted, but they have changed where they search for prospective students. By focusing on states such as Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois, Admissions counselors can spend their time and energy on finding students in the states that have a large history of Grace students. Aaron Crabtree is excited about the growth on campus and declares the possibility of the largest class ever a good thing. He sees the growth as proof that Grace is moving in the right direction and that an attractive educational experience, as well as the spiritual experience, is drawing more and more people.

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Admission student employees Hannah Smith and Emily Hubbard work in the calling room on Monday night contacting students across the Midwest about their college search.

New Serve team builds houses in Indianapolis BY KATIE GRAHAM Staff Writer There is a new Serve team on the block. Tearing Down the Walls was created after the campus Serve leaders attended a retreat where they worked with the ministry. Tearing Down the Walls is a ministry in Indianapolis that helps build houses for people. In the words of Serve Director Kati Hock, the team was started because “we loved what they were doing and wanted to continue our presence there.” Ben Hyde, the leader of the team, is excited for the possibility to work and serve in Indianapolis. The team was formed “to help build a group/

team of people who love serving their Lord so much that they would sacrifice their precious time to do really hard work in Indy,” Hyde said. Hyde was asked by the ARD of his dorm to consider leading a new Serve team that would work with the Indianapolis ministry. Hyde said that, after praying, he “felt like God was presenting a great opportunity to learn something about leadership and organization.” Hyde is sure that it is going to be really hard work to take part in this ministry. Building houses requires a lot of muscle and willingness to be sore after a hard day’s work. Hyde believes that this hard work is extremely valuable because “God will have taught me, along with those oth-

ers, a valuable lesson in humility and service.” There are currently forty people signed up for the team. There will be varying numbers of people on a particular trip but these forty, as well as any others who join, will all be involved. Hyde is encouraged that this many people signed up in such a short amount of time. The team only formed six weeks ago. He is also impressed that they are willing to take part in hard work travel to a local further than most other Serve teams. One of the members, Shawn Mason, is taking part in the ministry

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Who’s Who awarded to 36 students

SAB hosts Wing Night at Wings, Etc. on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. Admission is $2 for 10 wings.

The Red Cross Blood Drive will take place in the Gordon Recreation Center on Thurs. Feb. 2 from 12-5:30 p.m. Sign up for an appointment in Alpha Dining or by visiting www. redcrossblood.org and using the code: lancers.

Alpha Hall is hosting a forum on relationships. Kondo Simfukwe will speak in McClain Auditorium on Tues. Jan. 31 on the topic of dating. All women are welcome. The session begins at 9 p.m. and Q & A session from 10-10:30 p.m.

“From the Vault Art Exhibit” opened on Jan. 11 and will continue until Feb. 3 in Mount Memorial. Selected works from the Grace College of Art Department’s permanent collection will be on display. Gallery hours are 9 am.-5 p.m. weekdays, select evenings and by appointment.

On Feb. 3, downtown Warsaw will come alive with with the Fire and Ice Festival, a part of the monthly block party. The event features free hot chocolate, ice sculpting demonstrations, and fire dancing. Fire dancing shows are at 6:30 and 8 p.m. For more information check out First Friday Warsaw on Facebook.

A Valentine evening with Matt Maher and Audrey Assad will be held at Brookside Church in Fort Wayne on February 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, and include dessert and a Q & A with Matt and Audrey. Visit trinitycommunications.org for more information.

Cassie Gareiss | Sounding Board Photo Pictured are some of the seniors who were selected for the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Row One (from left to right): Noelle Fink, Genevieve Benson; Row Two: Amelia Landis, Marrisa Bo, Caitlin Park, Emily Metcalf; Row Three: Hannah Lengel, Victoria Casey, Octavia Lehman, Abigail Clements; Row Four: Kellie Deutscher, and Jana Vastbinder. Those not present are starred in the article below.

Award based on scholarship, campus involvement, and leadership BY STAFF REPORTS Grace College nominated 36 students for the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges on Jan. 13, 2012 Who’s Who is a nationally recognized institution of the American academic community. Over the past 70 years, more than 2,000 colleges have adopted this program as part of their annual campus honors. The program was designed to recognize outstanding academic achievement and student leadership regardless of one’s financial ability to participate. Students were selected based on scholarship, grade point average, and campus involvement. The following seniors were awarded by Grace College: *Jon Allan from Ashland, Ohio who graduates in May; *Nicole Barlow from London, England, who graduates in May with degrees in Information Systems Management and Bible and minor in Behavioral Science; Genevieve Benson from Egg Harbor, N.J., who graduates in May; *Abby Birkey from Brazil, Ind., who graduates in May with a degree in Counseling, Youth Ministry, and Criminal Justice; Marissa Bo from Fruitport, Mich., who graduates in May with degrees in Business Administration and Marketing;

*Anthony Burkholder from Goshen, Ind., who graduates in May with a degree in Math Education; Victoria Casey from Tega Cay, SC, who graduates with a degree in Counseling and minor in Spanish; Abigail Clements from Columbus, Ohio, who graduates in May with a double major in Psychology and Sociology; Brienne Cremean from Sandusky, Ohio, who graduates in May with a degree in Counseling and minor in Bible; Kellie Deutscher from Michigan City, Ind., who graduates in May with degrees in Counseling and Sociology and minors in Biblical Studies and Intercultural Studies; *Brianna DeVries from Grand Rapids, Mich., who graduated in December with a degree in Mathematics and minors in Spanish and Behavorial Science; *Abigail Dutcher from Three Rivers, Mich., who graduates in May with a degree in Elementary Education and minor in Youth Ministry. *Katherine Fillman from Springfield, Virg., who graduates in May with a degree in Elementary Education Noelle Fink from York, Penn., who graduates in May with degrees in Art Education and Graphic Design; *Corey Grandstaff from Marengo, Ohio, who graduated in December with a double major in Secondary Social Studies Education and History;

*Shelbi Gutwein from Chihuahua, Mexico, who graduates in May with degrees International Business, Business Administration and Spanish; *Kelli Hamstra, from Demotte, Ind., who graduated in December with a degree in Elementary Education; *Hannah Harmsen from Middleville, Mich., who graduates in May with a degree in Biology and minor in chemistry; *Noelle Haynie from Lafayette, Ind., who graduates in May with a degree in English Education; *Crystal Horner from Martinsburg, Penn., who graduated in December with Communication studies and minor in Graphic design; *Jenessa Jergensen from Johnsburg, Ill., who graduated in December with degrees in Business Adminstration and Accounting; *Kalli Johns from Clarkston, Mich., who graduates in May with degrees in Elementary Education and Special Eduation; Amelia Landis, from Strasburg, Penn., who graduates in May with a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice; Octavia Lehman from LaGrange, Ind., who graduates in May with a degree in Journalism and minor in Intercultural Studies; Hannah Lengel from Wabash, Ind., who graduates in May with a double major in Business Adminstration and Sport Management and minor in accounting;

*Megan McGarvey from LaPorte, Ind., who graduates in May with degrees in Bible and Youth Ministry and minor in Biblical Languages; Emily Metcalf from Kailua, Hawaii, who graduates in May with a double major in drawing and painting and a minor in graphic design. *Cameron Michael from Fremont, Ohio, who graduates in May; *Molly Mueth from Belleville, Ill., who graduates in May with a double major in Elementary Education and Spanish; *Connie Okupski from Buffalo, N.Y, who graduated in December with a degree in Counseling and Biblical Studies; Caitlin Park from Syracuse, Ind., who graduates in May with a degree in Intercultural studies and minor in Behavioral Sciences; *Bailey Smith who graduates in May with a degree in International Languages; *Sarah Stengel from West Liberty, Ohio, who graduated in December; *Courtney Telep from Middleburg Heights, Ohio, who graduates in May with a double major in Elementary and Special Education; *Sherilyn Troyer from Plain City, Ohio, who graduates in May with a degree in Illustration and minor in English; and Jana Vastbinder from Fort Wayne, Ind., who graduates in May with a double major in Counseling and Bible.


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Basketball Intramurals photography by Cassie Gareiss

TOP: Josh Remington RIGHT: On Tuesday night Kent 1 defeats Indy 1 70-58. BOTTOM: Before the game, Kent 1 warms up. Josh Beguin goes for the dunk, as Ryan Stork and Josh Arnold watch.

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Global perspectives changes course BY RACHEL SCOLES Staff Writer At 8 a.m. on Wednesdays, many Grace students are sitting in Global Perspectives, just as they have in years past. But the class has a received a makeover since last year. The new Global Perspectives is about encountering “culture through literature, film, and dialogue,” according to Carlos Tellez, one of the professors of the course. Each class period highlights a different area of the world, featuring a book and a native speaker from that region. After the large-group plenary with the speaker, the students head to their break-out groups for a literature and a cultural session. The revamp, which has been in the works for a year and a half, began with the realization that students are no longer required to take a literature class as part of the liberal arts Grace core. Still wanting students to experience literature, English and cultural professors collaborated to create a hybrid of Global Perspectives and literature. But the change was more than just an attempt to retain literature. Rather than experiencing a cultural part and a literature part to their ed-

ucation, students will experience a cohesive whole, which is consistent with the Grace core vision. “Integration…is reflective of the unity of the body of Christ,” said Professor Schram, another professor of the class, along with Aaron Crabtree, Dr. Sauders, and Professors Lehman, Lukens, Benyousky, Brenneman, and Andrews.

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e want an insider’s view from those cultures,” —Carlos Tellez. Each of the class’s newly integrated books is written by a native of the culture discussed. “We want an insider’s view from those cultures,” said Tellez. He said the collaborative team wanted to “let those regions speak for themselves.” To start off, students read “Black Like Me,” a journal of racism in the United States. Other books include works of fiction such as “The Kite Runner,” “Things Fall Apart” and “Deep River.” “Even though they’re fiction, they tell what’s really going on in the

country,” said Dr. Sauders. She said many of the works are “hard…but truthful.” Class members have benefited so far. Student Alexa Schneider described the impact of reading an insider’s take on racism in “Black Like Me.” “I think with the book you get a more personal view of it,” she said. “You become the main character as you read.” In addition to the reading, students are required to attend at least one movie showing about a region produced in that region. Selections include “Life Is Beautiful” and “Skin.” In the cultural sessions, students discuss topics such as Jesus’ incarnation being the model for how they should approach other cultures. That truth impacted student Shawn O’Dell. “I am looking forward to seeing how culture and Scripture intermingle with each other, as well as continue reading the challenging books that give us a glimpse into a world we personally may know very little about,” he said. In short, the new Global Perspectives is a new look at culture from the inside. Schram said that “He [ Jesus] calls us to move into the lives of others on their turf.” And that is just what the class is teaching students to do.

Student Senate plans broad changes, considers proposals BY ETHAN SHECKLER Copy Editor Grace College’s student senate convened Tuesday, Jan. 24, to begin finalizing various reorganization initiatives including new bylaws and constitutional change, and to consider proposals from representatives Jackie Seal and J.T. Jacobson. The changes to the Senate bylaws and constitution were drafted by Jake McCarthy in cooperation with Student Body President Jonathan Haag and Senate’s executive council. Haag began the meeting with an overview of steps taken to increase student government’s efficacy. The steps listed by Haag included no longer requiring club representatives to attend Senate’s biweekly meetings. “These representatives didn’t have a vote, and didn’t have much of any purpose in Senate,” Haag said. “So we went ahead and took them out.” Haag also mentioned dorm representative redistricting. Rather than continue with the school’s current policy of electing a separate representative for each dorm, future Senate policy will include combining smaller dorms like Epsilon and Gamma Townhouse into one larger group which would have one representative. “We’ll have a total of seven or eight dorm reps instead of the 15 to 16 we had this year,” Haag said. “This will give each person in Senate a little more responsibility, and a little more

Keeping one television in Alpha dining on cable news networks such as Fox News or CNN Ability to purchase newspapers such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal on campus

Redistricting dorm representation by combining smaller dorms into larger groups No longer requiring club representatives to attend Senate meetings

freedom to do something, instead of bumping into other people.” Haag said these changes, if finalized, would be implemented in fall 2012, although the dorm representative reorganization is still under consideration. Club representatives, who will no longer be present at Senate meetings, will begin regular meetings with the senior class representative to ensure that clubs’ needs are being met through Senate. Jake McCarthy fills the parliamentarian position, which, according to Student Government Advisor Aaron Crabtree, is an applied-learning position set up through the department of history and political science.

Haag also mentioned the development of a new executive board comprised of class representatives, the student body president, and Aaron Crabtree. According to Haag, this board will serve as a more “confidential sounding board between administration and student government.” These changes were included in the proposed constitution drafted by Parliamentarian McCarthy. Other issues brought to Senate included a proposal from Sophomore Class Representative Jackie Seal that Alpha dining keep one television in the dining room tuned to a national cable news network, such as Fox News or CNN. “I think it would help keep Grace students a little more informed on what’s going on in the world around us,” Seal said. The proposal was passed, giving Representative Seal the Senate’s support as she presents the request to Alpha dining leadership. Junior Class Representative J.T. Jacobson also brought a proposal to Senate’s attention, in which he would request that Jazzman’s offer a selection of newspapers for purchase by students. Jacobson asked that representatives suggest possible newspapers to include, such as New York Times or Wall Street Journal. No vote was taken on Jacobson’s developing proposal, but Haag mentioned a possibility of voting on the measure during Senate’s Feb.7 meeting.

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Mystery Movie Night Who: Anyone What: Sorry, we can’t help you in this category. Where: Westy Gameroom When: 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27 Why: So you can have some fun and maybe learn something in the process.

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SOPA bill rightly shelved

MOVIE BUZZ How the Oscars work BY PAUL MORALES Arts & Cultures Writer Tuesday morning saw the release of the full list of nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars. Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) filters out the highest caliber films of the year and honors them with a small, faceless, statue of a nude gold guy. And every year, I get up early to check out the list of nominees. Not because I want to see who made the cut, but rather because I just can’t wait to get upset about who didn’t make the cut. I look forward to the anger… I have issues, apparently. I digress. This year, I was enraged more than usual. Four out of the five movies on my Top Ten list for this year were completely or mostly passed over for nominations they absolutely deserved. Two more movies that didn’t make my list (because I hadn’t seen them at the time of my writing the list) were also snubbed. So, I’m in bed, reading the list, thinking about these great movies that I saw and wondering how in the world the Academy can justify not giving them nominations. Then it occurred to me that I actually had no idea how Oscar nominations are decided in the first place. I did some research, and, honestly, the process is so incredibly complicated I suppose I should just be grateful that anybody gets nominated at all. There are more than 5, 500 voting members in the Academy. Each member is separated into a professional specialty: directors, actors, screenwriters, etc. Every academy member can only vote for nominees in their category. The only exception to this rule is the best picture category, in which all academy members are allowed to vote. Here’s how the process works. First, every academy member is given a ballot with five slots on it (or ten, in the case of the Best Picture category). Each member fills out the ballot with five nominees in order of preference. Second, a victory number is determined for each category. This is the first layer of needless complication. This number is determined by dividing all the ballots received in a given category by the number of available nominee-slots plus one. So, hypothetically, if 600 ballots come in for the best actor category,

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and there are five slots available, then the victory number is 100. 600/(5+1)=100. The moment potential nominees hit this number of votes, they are automatically on to the list of official nominees. And so the counting begins. The third step is that every ballot is separated into piles based on their number one pick. Let’s say that 110 academy members listed Leonardo DiCaprio in their number one slot. Leo is officially in, then, and the people who voted for him in the number one spot have their ballots set aside. They’re done. In the fourth step, the actor with the fewest votes at the number one position is disqualified. Sorry, Ashton Kutcher; looks like you only got thirty votes. Those thirty ballots are then redistributed based on their second choice. Now, let’s say, again hypothetically, that Joseph Gordon-Levitt only got 95 votes at the number one spot, but seven people whose votes were redistributed (because they voted Ashton over Gordon-Levitt? - okay, clearly this scenario is not at all based in reality - just go with it) had JGL at the number two spot. Gordon-Levitt would, at that point, have 102 votes. He’s in. His voters’ ballots are done. This process is continued over and over again as necessary until all the positions are filled. Vin Diesel only had 45 votes after two rounds, less than anybody else; he’s disqualified. Tom Hanks only had 97 after two rounds, but a few of Vin’s voters had Hanks in their number three spot. Hanks now has 100 votes. He’s in. So on and so forth, forever and ever, amen. Finally, once the nominees are actually announced, the process becomes simpler. The voting is now open to every member of the academy for every category, and the film, filmmaker, or performer with the most votes wins, no majority required. All of that to say that Andy Serkis, who really should have been nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his work in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” may have actually gotten a lot of votes. But perhaps most of the people who voted for him had him at their number two or three choices, and their ballots were already removed from play because a lot of people agreed with their number one choice. Better luck next year, Andy. Loved you in the “Prestige,” by the way. So that’s how we finally get to the guy or girl holding the little golden naked man on that magical February night. Some of the winners deserve their Oscar, most of them don’t. I’m bitter and I’m okay with it. When I hold my own private Academy Awards in my head, only the people who really bug me get snubbed – here’s looking at you, George Clooney.

On January 24, Congress intended on voting for a bill called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). The bill involved censoring the Internet to help protect copyrights better. The bill was intended to stop the piracy of music, movies and writing. While its intentions were good, many websites would be shut down for breaking the bill including YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia, Twitter and Tumblr. These websites could be forced to shut down due to a post by a member of the site. The websites refused to let their opinion go unheard though. Google took a stand against this bill by creating a petition that went all across the Internet. Along the way, other sites joined the cause including Facebook, Wikipedia and Tumblr. Google gained the perfect supporters for their cause, Fight for the Future a non-profit organization in defending online freedom. Fight for the Future created an event called Blackout. A website would completely shut down the

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site and have one page that allowed a viewer to sign the petition against SOPA. On January 18, about 75,000 websites took a stand against SOPA by participating in Blackout including Google, who blackedout their name; Twitter, who encouraged people to sign the petition and make posts about the bill and Wikipedia, who completely shut down the site for 24 hours. The bill was shelved on January 20 when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid post-poned the voting due to the petition which contained over 7 million signatures. If SOPA ever makes it back, it will have a hard time gaining support. The bill’s support comes from certain companies and most of the entertainment world because of the billions of dollars they lose every year due to piracy, but the bill has strong opposition as Internet sites and the people

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take a stand against it. The bill has good intentions as it fights in effort to protect the rights of the companies, but the bill infringes on the people’s rights as it violates the freedom of speech, which is protected in the first amendment. Kaitlyn Faulkner, a political science major here at Grace, said, “I don’t agree with SOPA but I also don’t agree with the attitude that the Internet should be freely available as a means to steal other people’s property. People need to be made accountable for what they allow to be placed on their servers.” The idea of the bill reflects good intentions, but censorship of the Internet scares people and causes the public to feel as if they are losing their right to free speech. SOPA will most likely appear again, but hopefully next time, it will have more of a compromise for the people and the companies.

Alpha Dining policies As we know, Indiana is not only home to basketball enthusiasts and cornfields, but also brutal winter weather. Periods of lake-effect snow mixed with fierce winds make winter’s bite less than desirable. In an attempt to eliminate time students spend waiting out in the cold, Alpha Dining Commons has enacted a new procedure which prevents students from using the lower doors, which lead directly into the dining commons. Instead, students are required to come in through the upper entrance and down a flight of stairs. All of this just to prevent students from standing out in the elements. When it comes to issues of safety, I am appreciative of Alpha Dining’s concern for

our well-being. However, their solution seem to intensify the very thing they seek to correct. Staircases can be a terrific hazard when wet. The amount of snow brought in on the feet of daily patrons can create dangerous conditions. I propose that instead of re-routing students from their daily routine, we focus on how to better use the space available inside of the dining commons. Instead of a straight line, why not extend it using an s-curve into the coat room? Why are we not using the space available to us? This would be an effective way to remove a high volume of students from the cold as they wait in line for their meal. Matt Litzinger

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The Next Chapter bookstore BY HALEY BRADFIELD Staff Writer The majority of reading material for a college student is his or her textbooks. Depending on the class, some of these textbooks can be quick-reads, and others can be long drags. As such, every now and then a student likes to put down the academic texts and pick up a pleasure read. Give his brain a break and have some fun. Speaking as a frequent reader myself, I would normally go to either the library on campus or the Warsaw Public Library. But this week I discovered a new literary outlet. It’s known as The Next Chapter bookstore; two stories packed with lowpriced books on all genres, both in paperback and hardcover. In visiting, I bought two children’s books for five dollars, when they normally

Warsaw’s Fire and Ice Festival On Friday, February 3, downtown Warsaw will become the site of dozens of ice sculptures for Warsaw’s monthly First Friday celebration. First Friday is an on-going block party in downtown Warsaw. Once a month the downtown streets are transformed into a square, closing off traffic and keeping businesses open late. The Fire and Ice Festival is sponsored by Warsaw’s Downtown Retail Merchants and the Warsaw Community Development Corporation. Last year more than 40 sculptures created by the Michiana Ice Carvers dotted the downtown landscape. This year, the organizers of First Friday Warsaw expect more than 50 ice sculptures. The Fire and Ice festival will also feature a fire-dance demon-

would have cost me eight. The store’s collection consists of wall-to-wall shelving, all crammed with thin and fat volumes. A book-worm’s dream — and that’s just the first floor! These books include sections of fiction and nonfiction, inspiration, mystery, autobiographies, romance, and history, to name just a few. The lower level of the store specifically holds books of science fiction and fantasy, while the main floor has a children’s corner opposite “the fiction wall,” with the nonfiction in between. Unless otherwise marked, paperbacks are sold for up to $4.50 and the hardcovers from $5 to $8. But the best part is that throughout the bookstore, there are two or three “Special Sale” tables where you’re able to buy books (paperback or hardcover) for less than a dollar!

The Next Chapter might be one of those stores that some will refer to as “a hole in the wall” establishment. And sure, most of the books are used, the store space is small, and it connects to a joined card shop of the business they share the property with. I’m a firm believer in finding the diamonds in the rough in any town I visit or live in, and The Next Chapter is definitely one of them. If you’re looking for a good read or even a gift and you’re on a budget, check it out! The Next Chapter is located at 116B South Buffalo Street, past Warsaw Public Library and to the left of the town hall. They are closed on Sundays and Mondays and are open from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays. It’s a great place to buy, browse, or discover the treasures that can be hiding right in downtown Warsaw.

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stration by Pyrotation Nation on Center Stage at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Pyrotation Nation manipulates fire using a variety of props and devices. The group consists of nine fire spinners and five fire safety. The dancers use different styles of spinning such as fire rope dart, nun chucks, poi, and staff. Other events during the Fire and Ice Festival includes a beef and chicken noodle supper at the Brown Bag Deli from 5-7 p.m.; free hot chocolate provided by First Christian Church and the American Red Cross; a sample of hot soups and dips at Dennie House; and marshmallow roasting stations sponsored by the Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian youth group. The festival is free of charge, and demonstrations of ice carving will take place throughout the night.

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Top news stories of the week Gabrielle Giffords says farewell to Arizona constituents

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The winningest coach in major college football died on Sunday at the age of 85 from lung cancer. Paterno coached the Penn State Nittany Lions for 46 seasons. For a man whom football and family meant everything, his legacy was marred by the sexual abuse scandal of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Gabrielle Giffords the Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head on Jan. 8, 2011 announced Sunday that she would resign from Congress this week to focus on her recovery. Giffords was shot in the head at point-blank range as she was meeting with constituents outside a grocery store in Casa Adobes.

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The race continues onto a state like none before. Florida is six times larger than New Hampshire, has almost five times more Hispanics than Iowa, and, with numerous media markets, is much more expensive for candidates than South Carolina. Florida’s size and diversity creates challenges for all the candidates. And the issues may be far different than those in the previous states.

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At least two tornadoes roared across the heart of Alabama on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 100 others during the middle of the night. More than 200 homes were destroyed, according to the Red Cross, and just as many houses were heavily damaged.

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Giants vs. Patriots showdown

A Manning will be in the Indianapolis Superbowl after all, just not the right Manning. Eli Manning will lead the New York Giants against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Indianapolis, Ind. The game will be a rematch from the 2008 Superbowl where the Giants defeated the 18-0 Patriots, 17-14.

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A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS- The numbers indicate the growth of the incoming freshman class since 2007, including full-time and part-time students. Because of the recession admission dropped in 2009 and 2010, but has continued back up since 2011. Information provided by the Office of Academic Services.

Superbowl XLVI: continued from front page supervising groups of volunteers at the Super Bowl Village on the newly renovated Georgia Street area. Johnson routinely encourages his students to take advantage of volunteering opportunities. “Volunteering helps students build their resumes and expand their networking base, and it’s exactly the kind of applied learning focus that the Sport Management program has been cultivating for the past five years,” Johnson said. According to Johnson, the Sport Management program has 70 students and is the fastest-growing major on campus.

that this large class would have on campus would be on student housing. With a large class graduating this year, around 300 students, there will be some leeway in housing, but next fall may still be rather crowded. Crabtree anticipates that more perimeter housing will be needed. Only about 20 beds were open in the fall, and only 50 are open this spring. Alpha dining is another area of campus where only so many people can fit at a

time. Strategies as to how to allow time and space for a larger student body are being discussed. Possible solutions may be longer meal hours or expansion of the dining space into the offices on the east side of the cafeteria. Class sizes and availability should not be greatly affected. More adjunct professors would need to be hired for the more populated classes, but the waiting lists may still be longer.

Building homes in Indianapolis: continued from front page because he has never built houses but is “looking forward to the opportunity to serve in that way.” Kalynn Lhamon, another member, has more experience with building houses. Lhamon says one of her reasons for joining the ministry is that “during the summer I work full-time for a non-profit emergency home repair organization in the Appalachian Mountains, so home repair ministries are close to my heart.” Lhamon says that she is looking forward to seeing what God has in store for the team on their first trip. Grace College has a plethora of Serve teams to choose from with all sorts of ministries that apply to all strengths. Tearing Down the Walls is a ministry for those who are not afraid to work hard, travel about two hours to Indianapolis, and be taught humility and service by God.


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SPORTS

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What teams are the most surprising and disappointing in the NCAA so far this year?

Our staff joins in on some the most current discussions in sports

Most Surprising: San Diego State The San Diego State basketball team has been quite impressive so far this season. The No. 13 SDSU Aztecs came into this season after finishing last year with a 34-3 record and claiming the schools’ first pair of victories (Sweet 16) in the NCAA tournament. Yet the Aztecs lost four starters who helped the program gain national respect and credibility. So the next step must be backwards, right? Think again. The Aztecs boast a 17-2 record, including three wins over top 25 teams (Arizona, California, UNLV). Earlier in the season, the Aztecs played the No. 6 Baylor Bears tough, but ended up losing 77-67. They are constantly improving and look to become a national powerhouse. Is SDSU a possible Cinderella come March Madness time? No. They are a Final Four contender. Most Disappointing: Louisville On December 26, the Louisville Cardinals were 12-0 and were ranked No. 4 in the AP poll. Once coach Rick Pitino’s team started Big East play on December 28th, the losses started tallying up quickly. Four weeks later, the Cardinals have fallen out of the top 25. Now sitting at 15-5 and 3-4 in the Big East, the Cardinals are averaging just 70.9 points a game. Their field goal percentage is also horrendous, a measly 43.5%, 172nd in the country. The Big East is always one of the best, if not the best, conferences in the country, but the Cardinals need to start shooting the ball better if they have hopes of competing in the Big East or making the NCAA tournament.

Scott Hoffman

Most Surprising: Missouri The most surprising team in college basketball is without a doubt the Missouri Tigers. There are two main reasons this is true. First, they had a great season last year, but lost their head coach Mike Anderson to the Arkansas Razorbacks. Although they replaced him with Frank Haith, Haith’s resume is not quite up to Mike Anderson’s standards. The second reason is that at the start of the season, Missouri lost their starting power forward Laurence Bowers. He was the second leading scorer last year and the leading rebounder with just over six rebounds per game. Yet after losing two key pieces, the team is 18-1 and ranked in the top five in the nation led by Marcus Denmon, son of a great NBA star Phil Pressey. Most Disappointing: Duke The biggest disappointment this season has to be the Duke Blue Devils. They brought back basically everyone except Kyrie Irving, who did not play most of the season anyway. They also signed the No.1 recruit in the nation in Austin Rivers and a Top 20 point guard in Quinn Cook. The question is: Can this team win a championship? Through the first 18 games they are 15-3 with the losses against Temple, Florida State and a blowout loss to Ohio State. I say there is no way can this team win the national title. They do have the best coach in the country, but he will have to teach Rivers to play with the team. In every loss this year, Rivers has taken the most shots while shooting just under 40 percent. This is the first Duke team in a long time that has been without a true point guard, and you cannot win a championship without a point guard.

Michael Blevins

Marcus Denmon leads a very surprising Missouri squad, but will they be able to make a deep tournament run in March?

Most Surprising: Missouri Most times, teams ranked in the latter portion of a preseason ranking quickly fade into oblivion without much notice as the teams at the top get all the attention. Teams such as UCLA, Gonzaga, and Texas A&M have done such a thing--having average years outside the limelight. The Missouri Tigers have reversed a trend. Having started at No. 25 in both the Associated Press and USA Today’s preseason polls, the Tigers had pretty tepid expectations heading into the 2011-2012 season. Currently sitting at No. 2, Missouri looks on pace to receive a No. 1 seed for the upcoming NCAA Tournament after boasting wins over the likes of Illinois, California, and No. 7 Baylor. Leading the charge for the Tigers is All-America candidate and NBA Draft Prospect Marcus Denmon, who is averaging 17.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. Look out for the Tigers in April. Most Disappointing: Pittsburgh By far the most disappointing team in college basketball this season has been the Pittsburgh Panthers. After starting at No. 10 in the Associated Press Men’s College Basketball Poll and beginning the season by winning 11 of their first 12 games, Pitt has lost eight straight games. Their losing streak included embarrassing defeats to Wagner College (from the lowly Northeast Conference), DePaul, and Rutgers, teams which are not exactly expecting an NCAA Tourney berth come this March. The country definitely expected higher of Pittsburgh after returning six significant contributors from last year’s team, which boasted a 28-5 record and received a No. 1 seed in the Big Dance. Unless they can turn it around soon, the Panthers may not even have a chance to play in this year’s tournament.

This week in Lancer Athletics... Second-half comeback falls short against IWU WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Grace’s volleyball team swept the weeky awards from the Mid-Central Col-

lege Conference. MARION, Ind. – Grace’s men’s basketball nearly wrote a comeback for the ages when they chopped an 18Lawson wasinnamed the fiPlayer of the WeekBut andexcellent the Hitter of the from Week, RachelWesleyan Bult was pointStephanie deficit down to three the game’s nal eight minutes. shooting Indiana the Setter of the Week, and Bethany Whitcraft rounded out the awards with the Libero of the Week. allowed them to hold the Lancers off down the stretch for an 82-74 victory on Tuesday. Lawson averaged 11 kills in six wins on the week for the Lady Lancers. She amassed a match-high The Lancers (18-4; 8-3 MCC) trailed by as many as 21 points in the second half, but they refused to go 17 kills in a three-set victory over Union (Ky.) and also tallied six service aces and turned in 18 digs in a away andover made numerous charges late in the game. 3-2 win Shorter College. Grace’s last run was a 21-6 spurt to fueled by five 3-pointers. Jacob Peatt ie buried twoincluding of the treysa as did freshBult has been a key factor Grace’s current eight-game winning streak, perfect 6-0 man sparkplug NikoShe Read. last 3-pointer41from Dayton brought the wayWesleyan back to record this week. hadTh a etremendous assists in a Merrell three-game set the overLancers No. 22allIndiana and also recorded assistswith against College. within three points57 at 73-70 1:52Shorter remaining. Whitcraft tallied double-digit digs in three of Grace’s helping Lady Lancers to a perfect But the Wildcats (14-9; 6-5 MCC) iced the win with five freewins, throws in the the waning seconds as they ended week. In their win over Shorter College, she tallied an incredible 30 digs (a new career high). the game on a 9-4 run. Grace is currently in the heart of the MCC season with away matches on Friday (Bethel, 7 p.m.) Read, a reserve freshman guard, was a major factor in Grace’s comeback. While playing only the final eight and Saturday (Goshen, 3 p.m.). minutes of regulation, Read tallied 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals and an assist. He finished 4-of-5 from the -Sports Information field and made both of his 3-point attempts. Despite the loss, Grace maintained its two-game lead atop the MCC standings as a result of the other conference finishes on Tuesday. The Lancers will continue MCC action when Huntington University comes to the Orthopaedic Capital Center on Saturday at 3 p.m. -Sports Information

Ben Hyde

Player of the Week Hayley Cashier, Women’s Basketball Hayley Cashier is this week’s Player of the Week after joining elite company in Grace’s women’s basketball program when she scored her 1,000th career point on Jan. 17. Cashier, a native of Buchanan, Mich., became the 13th member of Grace’s 1,000-point club on a runner in the lane against Marian University. For her career, she has totaled 1,005 points and 673 rebounds. She is one of only six Lady Lancers to achieve at least 1,000 points and 650 boards.


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