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The Wooster Voice Vol. CXXVII, Issue VIII

Friday, October 23, 2009

A STUDENT PUBLICATION SINCE 1883

“I had a little bird, its name was Enza. I opened up the window, and influenza.” — Nursery Rhyme

Campus takes precautions for flu

Wooster is taking measures for the possible outbreak of swine flu on campus (Above left, Photo by Maureen Sill) (Above Right, Photo Courtesy AP).

Alexandra DeGrandchamp Senior Staff Writer Six suspected cases of H1N1 influenza (commonly referred to as the “swine flu”) have been documented at The College of Wooster since the beginning of the semester. Director of Longbrake Student Wellness Center Nancy Anderson noted that six students have tested positive for Influenza A, which, at this time of year, usually denotes the H1N1 virus. However, official testing for the presence of H1N1 is only given for patients who are hospitalized or if a large enough cluster of cases is suspected. “This is still isolated,” explains

Anderson. “We have no idea where [the virus] is coming from.” Anderson expected additional cases to manifest within four to eight days after each novel outbreak– as of press time, however, this pandemic pattern has not occurred. Though Wooster’s encounters with swine flu have been mild so far, Anderson indicates the staff at the Wellness Center are well-prepared to handle any larger incidences of the flu. The Wellness Center devised a bacterial and viral pandemic plan in 2006 amidst concern over the potential for an avian flu pandemic. “It’s easy to implement,” says Anderson. Preparations have already been made inside of the Holden Annex to

accommodate students who need to be isolated. Logistics for meal delivery, linen services and other student needs have been planned. Anderson also indicates the local Red Cross has supplied additional cots should the Wellness Center’s resources be utilized by a greater number of students. “We have instances of influenza every single year,” says Anderson. The swine flu virus, however, disproportionately affects Wooster’s population. Cases at Wooster thus far, though, have been mild: most students are isolated for at least 48 hours and not released until they have been fever-free for 48 hours (the Center for Disease Control recommendation for isolation).

Students are encouraged to be proactive to prevent swine flu from spreading across campus. Basic hygiene practices can be implemented, such as practicing good hand washing, coughing into shirtsleeves, and avoiding rubbing one’s eyes. Anderson also recommends students eat nutritious meals and allow time to get enough sleep each evening. In order to read tips on how to prevent contracting swine flu, visit the Wellness Center’s tip sheet, which can be found at the Wellness Center’s Web site. Influenza vaccinations are also available during certain times over the course of the fall semester. The semester’s first flu clinic distributed all of the Wellness Center’s doses of

seasonal flu shot, and Anderson expects a shipment soon. The Wellness Center will hold a flu vaccine clinic as soon as new doses become available; check the Wooster Headline News for dates and times. Seasonal influenza vaccinations are $20. Anderson also indicates the H1N1 flu vaccination is developed and being distributed by the federal government; as those inoculations become available, the Wellness Center will distribute them. Anderson states the H1N1 vaccines are available for a small administrative fee; she is expecting $5-$10. The Wellness Center recommends students receive the seasonal flu vaccine until January.

Upcoming event to commemorate fall of the Berlin Wall Kipaya Kapiga Web Editor

The upcoming Freedom without Walls celebration will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the infamous symbol of the Cold War (Photos courtesy AP).

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FEATURES

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

students who will meet on the weekend preceding the event, Nov. 7 and 8 in what Muellner describes as a “weekend building spree.” The event is sponsored by the German, Political Science, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Art and Art History, Spanish and Cultural Area Studies departments as well as the new Center for Diversity and Global Engagement, the Cultural Events Committee and The Women of Dené.

SPORTS

  Hannah Diorio-Toth and Jess Yarmosky provide opposing viewpoints on the upcoming “No Credit Card under 21” law. See page 3.   Emily Timmerman and Kit Price argue how the school is in need for better transportation. To read the full story, see page 3.

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In honor of the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, The College will join campuses around the world in commemorating the anniversary. Student-designed wall segments will be displayed on campus between Lowry and the Oak Grove for the week of Nov. 9th. A panel discussion will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the evening of Nov. 9th in Ebert Art Center and is set to feature Communications Professor Denise Bostdorff, Political Science Professor Jeffrey Lantis, History and Religious Studies Professor Joan Friedman as well as Kenyon History Professor Eliza Ablovatski and eyewitness Birgit Lindemann. In addition to commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s collapse, the event is also an opportunity for students to reflect the social, cultural and political barriers present in the world now. German Professor Beth Muellner describes the event as a challenge for students to explore “other walls that exist in our world today.” It is a challenge that she believes is reflected in the forum speakers as well as Wooster’s desire to embrace the global community.

Muellner, who studied in Berlin at the time The Wall was taken down, reflects on the moment as a formative experience, one she was fortunate enough to be able to witness first hand. Recalling a sarcastic joke her father made about visiting her before the Wall fell, Muellner reflected that no one thought at the time that it would actually come down.” The task of assembling the 10 wall segments that comprise the display has been divided among 10 groups of

  Madelyn Halstead writes about the student volunteers working on the Cowpatch, which was created as part of WooCorps. See page 5.

  Brenna Fujimoto writes about how alumnus Pat Grab used his I.S. to further his art career. See page 6 to read more.

  Nick Kendall writes about the recent success of Women’s Field Hockey, who have won three games in a row and are first place in the conference. See page 7.


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Voice

News

Friday, October 23

BITE-SIZE NEWS CAMPUS

Nat King Cole’s brothers join for concert The Wooster Jazz Ensemble begins its 2009-2010 season Saturday at 8:15 p.m. The Ensemble will perform “A Tribute to Nat King Cole,” which will feature Cole hits like “Unforgettable” and “That Old Feeling.” Cole’s brother, Freddy Cole, and the Freddy Cole Quartet will join the Wooster Jazz Ensemble. College of Wooster Professor of Music Jeffrey Lindberg will direct the groups. Tickets are free for students and $5 for adults. They are available at Wilson Book Store, the Wooster Book Company, Buehler’s and will be available at the door.

Family weekend features band concert The Scot Marching Band will deliver their annual fall concert Sunday, Oct. 25, at 1:30 p.m. in McGaw Chapel. The performance will highlight the band, the pipe band, drum performances and Highland dancers. As part of the Wooster tradition, head football coach Mike Schmitz will guest conduct “Black and Gold,” the school’s fight song. The concert is free and open to the public.

LOCAL

Australian professor speaks on foreign policy Ryan Thomas Voice Staff This past week, the campus hosted Professor Shirley Scott from the University of New South Wales to present a talk entitled “International Law and US Power: A Critique.” Scott is a published author on international law, having worked with a multitude of scholars in Australia, North America and the United Kingdom. According to the University of New South Wales Web site, her current research projects are “The United States and International Law” and “International Law and the Use of Force.” She was here at the Tuesday forum to discuss her findings up to this point. Scott began to explain the “dichotomy” of the United States Engagement in International Law. The difference is between what the United States says and what it does; what standard it holds the international world to and what standard it holds itself to. “Some call it hypocrisy,” said Scott, “but I believe it can be explained otherwise.” In her opinion, the current United States foreign policy can be indirectly linked to the great World Wars. Before that point, the United States followed international as well as any other country. However, by the end of World War II, America had

become very powerful. Essentially, the United States had won the war and, because it saw itself as a neutral third party, began to enforce disarmament treaties to which the United States believed it was exempt. As other countries grew weaker, the United States gained strength, which helped to bolster its policy of “customary law.” A more recent issue of the United States “skirting the law” has been the excuse of national security. For example, when the United States government used “shoddy legal logic” to engage in a pre-emptive strike, effectively using a good offense to protect its assets on the home-front, as in Iraq. How do we get away with it? Its power in the international community. Although emphasizing the practice as being a bit shady, Scott pointed out the necessity of a strong central power in keeping the peace. Sure, it has not been perfect, nor even remotely impartial, but World War III has not happened yet. Besides, the United States is not the first to use this model of international policy — the British used a similar policy during their Golden Age as well. She did, however, say the United States is slowly using up its credibility and will soon lose the faith of the international community. “At that point,” Scott said, “China might just give the U.S. a run for its money.”

Friday, October 23rd 4:30 p.m. — Wooster Chorus performance in Gault Recital Hall in Schiede 7 - 8:30 p.m. — C.O.W. Belles, Merry Kuween of Scots, After These Messages, Lethal Inflection and A Round of Monkeys performances in McGaw Chapel 8:15 p.m. — “Comedy of Errors” performance, Freedlander Theatre in Wishart Hall (Also taking place on Saturday, the 24th, at 8:15 p.m. in Wishart) 9 p.m. — Don’t Throw Shoes, performance in Gault Recital Hall in Schiede 6 - 9 p.m. — Social Happy Hour at the College Underground, beneath Kittredge Dining Hall

Holmes County faces fines up to $85,000 for violating codes established by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The organization released their preliminary findings on Sept. 15. The fines do not include costs associated with restoring the Holmes County landfill to Ohio EPA code. Both Holmes County and World Resources Land Management are being held responsible for the fine. Phase I of the landfill must be capped by February 2010. Estimates for this part of the project hover at approximately $300,000.

NATIONAL

American arrested on terrorism charges

INTERNATIONAL

Karzai agrees to new presidential elections Afghan President Hamid Karzai has agreed to hold a second round of elections after allegations of voter fraud revealed the incumbent candidate had received less than 50 percent of the vote. Karzai and opponent Abdullah Abdullah will face a run-off election on Nov. 7. In the wake of the allegations and announcement, approximately half of Afghan election officials have been fired to eliminate suspicions of fraud. The United Nations mission in Afghanistan is hoping to prevent widespread fraud through observation and reform in district offices. Taliban violence, expected to disrupt the election, is also a concern.

— Bites compiled by Alexandra DeGrandchamp

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Professor Shirley Scott addresses the Wooster campus with a talk on United States foreign policy (Photo by Kipaya Kapiga).

Family Weekend: Schedule of Events

Environmental agency fines Holmes County

Law enforcement officials have arrested a Massachusetts man for conspiracy to provide material to terrorists. United States federal prosecutors allege 27 year old Tarek Mehanna from Boston traveled to the Middle East in order to receive terror training alongside co-conspirators. He also laid plans to attack a U.S shopping mall and high-ranking government officials and also disseminated videos promoting holy war. Mehanna’s alleged conspiracy occurred between 2001 and 2008, according to prosecutors. He was arrested and indicted in January for lying to federal officials.

Section Editors: Allana Mortell Emily Ryan

(Photo courtesy OPI).

Campus Security Reports Oct 10-18 Theft Credit card use & cash taken from room. Conned out of money by someone Unattended items taken from field Someone took items from unlocked car Fire Alarm Burnt pan while cooking caused alarm Vandalism Four males broken car window Someone broke off the mirror to car Window was broken from the outside Someone broke the taillight to car Alcohol Suspect was wheeled into SWC by friends Admitted to drinking, underage Disorderly Drank too much, ran from officers Fight Heated disagreement over money Heated disagreement over money Assault Grabbed staff member by the arms Grabbed while trying to handle another incident Stolen Car Reported car stolen. Found next day in different place, searched

Location

Saturday, October 24th 1 p.m. — Women’s Soccer versus Kenyon at the Carl Dale Memorial Field 1 p.m. — Football versus Wabash at the John P. Papp Stadium 3 p.m. — Men’s Soccer versus Oberlin at the Carl Dale Memorial Field 4:45 - 6 p.m. — Studying Abroad as an American Student of Color in the Babcock Formal Lounge 4 p.m. — President’s Reception for Students and Parents and Scot Piper Band Serenade on the lawn of the President’s home, 4 p.m. Sunday, October 25th 9:30 a.m. — A Conversation with the President in Lean Lecture Hall in Wishart

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Date/Time

Holden Hall

10/16, 12:49 p.m.

Underground

10/17, 1:40 a.m.

Quad

10/17, 9:00 a.m.

Lot 24/Holden

10/17, 6:00 p.m.

Bryan House

10/15, 6:00 p.m.

Lot 28/Stadium

10/10, 11:56 p.m.

Lot 24/Holden

10/11, 12:22 a.m.

Bissman Hall

10/15, 3:18 a.m.

Lot 26/Luce

10/18, 7:54 p.m.

Wellness Center

10/18, 1:00 a.m.

Lowry Center

10/18, 3:02 a.m.

Bissman Hall

10/17, 1:16 a.m.

Underground

10/17, 1:40 a.m.

Underground

10/17, 1:40 a.m

Underground

10/17, 1:40 a.m.

Underground

10/17, 1:40 a.m.

Lot 24/Holden

10/16, 10:15 p.m.

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Our View While reading for class one day, it hit me: every single book I had read for classes this year has involved some sort of extreme brutality — neglect, child and domestic abuse, rape. As I pondered the implications of my various readings I began to realize that these explicit actions are everywhere — television, the Internet, books and even conversation. For once, I would like to read a book about peace and happiness. For once, I would like to check CNN.com without being overwhelmed by kidnapping stories. For once, I would like to watch television program without gratuitous amounts of implications and innuendos. Just once, I would like to give my brain a break and return to innocence. I’m not saying that we should ignore real world events that carry heavy and emotionally challenging themes — I’m worried about our apparent obsession with atrocity. The fact that we are deluged with these images and ideas is a problem: when we grow old, will our children look back upon our literary works and news records and wonder how we ever became a nation so obsessed with these barbaric actions? Our parents’ generation was defined by peace and love. When we reach the end of our days, how will our generation be defined?

Transportation lacking As first-year students we were encouraged by administrators and current students to “pop the Wooster bubble” and resist confining ourselves solely to campus by exploring the opportunities offered by the College communiemilytimmerman ty and the surrounding areas. However, with no form of transportation provided by the College, this has proved a close to impossikitprice ble task. Many students are left with the sole option of walking to the downtown Wooster area or the local grocery store, and with the winter months and colder weather approaching, this convenience is quickly diminishing — soon DrugMart will be the only option for those without a car. Also, with the first academic semester well underway, there are very limited options and opportunities, because of the lack of transportation, for escaping the stresses of campus life. Some students offer the suggestion of having your own car on campus to eliminate this dilemma, yet for many students this is an impractical and unrealistic solution. Not all students have access to a car that they can keep permanently on campus, and furthermore, for those who do have a car they could bring, parking is costly. Also, the consequences of leaving your car exposed to the elements and unused for long periods of time, can be detrimental to the vehicle. While having your own car on campus would be convenient and helpful in “bursting the Wooster bubble,” the reality of how often it would be used makes the cost, both to the student and to the vehicle,

unjustifiable for some. Many other colleges find realistic ways to address this transportation dilemma on their campuses that work well for both the school and the students. The College of Wooster could follow their examples by having shuttles available to both downtown areas and the Milltown Mall Shopping Center area (with Walmart); even the occasional shuttle to Buehler’s for weekly groceries would be helpful. As students we aren’t asking for daily accommodations; weekly, or strictly weekend opportunities for transportation would be welcomed and helpful. Any school provided transportation would be much appreciated with flexibility in regards to frequency. Another option could be for the College to rent out cars to the students, similar to the ZipCar program that some other college campuses have available. While this option may be expensive for the College initially, the amount of use that they would see would, in a sense, make it worth the College’s investment. With a program like the ZipCar program, students here at the College would truly be able to get off campus and more fully involve themselves in the surrounding communities and the experiences that they offer. Our intention in bringing up the issue of the lack of transportation available on campus is not to overwhelm the administration, but to point out a concern among the student body. Furthermore, we maintain a realistic vision of what transportation upgrades the College could and would be willing to make. Any transportation opportunities would be an improvement, and again, would be much appreciated. Emily Timmerman and Kit Price are new contributors to the Voice. They can be reached for comment at ETimmerman13@wooster.edu and KPrice13@wooster.du

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Editorial cartoon drawn by Andy Kissinger. He can be reached at AKissinger10@wooster.edu.

SHOULD THOSE UNDER 21 BE ALLOWED CREDIT CARDS?

Credit cards too much responsibility Last week, President Obama I could expect a “gift” in my mailbox clenched teeth), the money I spent signed into law a bill which places in 3-5 business days. I shopped when exceeded the money I actually had limitations on credit card companies I was stressed during finals, when I (obviously). So now the bank had in the hopes that consumers’ financial was procrastinating writing a paper charged me an additional $75 “overwoes will be at least somewhat molli- or to unwind after a hard cross-coun- draft protection fee” — one that was fied. A specific try workout. It went beyond the accruing 94 percent interest every section of the bill Internet — going out to dinner, buy- day. I called the bank, was placed on prevents financial ing random stuff at Drug Mart, you hold forever, and eventually, with institutions from get the idea — I didn’t see actual lots of prodding, sorted things out. extending credit cash for months. Even though I was You’d think I would have learned cards to those aware I was spending money, it was from this experience, but the truth is, under 21 without sort of that vague, hazy feeling I didn’t. In fact, it took a year before jessyarmosky I finally cut myself off from my verifying their which I couldn’t really identify. Before everyone freaks out and credit card. When it finally dawned ability to pay or having a parent or guardian co-sign. says this was my fault — which it on me that the stress of having a After two years of accidentally over- was — I just want to reassert how credit card outweighed the benefits, I removed my information from drafting, paying massive interest shopping sites and started paying rates, yelling at the bank teller on “... the truth is, I was was too for everything I could in cash. the phone and being deemed by my father as “completely irre- young, at 18, to be put complete- And of course it was tough — I sponsible,” I can honestly say that ly in charge of my own financial had to sell my economics book to for new running shoes this is not even close to being a future ... And I’m sure I’m not pay because I refused to charge either bad idea. alone.” to my card — but I lived. I got my first credit card when So maybe I deserved the label I moved to Wooster and started at a new bank. The idea was to use the easy it is to spend money when you of “completely irresponsible” — I credit card “sparingly,” my father don’t actually see it. My generation totally was. But the truth is, I was said, then promptly drove away and has been at the crux of the cash-to- way too young, at 18, to be put comleft me to my own devices. Bad idea. card movement, which is why I feel pletely in charge of my own financial future. And still, two years later, It would seem that a five-square- I’m not alone in my mistakes. Then I hit a roadblock — my first I don’t completely trust myself to inch piece of plastic was the key to everything I couldn’t get at home, bill. No problem, I thought, digging not fall back into my old ways. And where my financial activities were through my drawer until I found the I’m sure I’m not alone. I don’t think carefully monitored by my parents. checkbook that had come with my Obama’s under-21 law is an attack The whole leave-for-college, live-on- credit card. I wrote my first check, or a disservice — I think it’s necesyour-own, buy-whatever-you-want dropped it in the mailbox and felt sary protection. deal was getting to my head. Soon, extremely financially independent. Until the check bounced. Jess Yarmosky is a new contributor to the no less than five online shopping websites had my information stored. Apparently, my father explained on Voice. She can be reach for comment at With a simple click — that was it — the phone (undoubtedly through JYarmosky11@wooster.edu.

Credit law postpones the inevitable So, if someone’s parent thinks they seems as if actually obtaining a credit The moment you turn 18, you are considered legally an adult by the are responsible and agrees to let them card under these circumstances is United States government. You are have a credit card, it’s possible, right? made very difficult on purpose. So, the loopholes of this act seem to eligible to vote, enlist in the military, The act does state that someone under sign contracts, 21 can get a credit card with the co- be unreliable ways for responsible serve on a jury, signature of a parent or guardian. young adults to receive a credit card. and marry with- But, the bank will first look at the And, by preventing this demographic out parental con- credit history and financial stability of from building a credit history, the sent. But, start- the co-signer. If the person’s parents government makes it hard for stuing in February are suffering from this recession, like dents when they graduate. With no of 2010, make most people are, then their credit his- credit history, it is nearly impossible sure you have tory may not be something they are to rent an apartment or lease a car on hannahdiorio-toth cash handy proud of. Their child is then being your own. The act is supposed to because you won’t be able to get a judged on their finances, preventing prevent bad financial judgment on credit card. President Obama’s them from taking charge of their the part of young people, but who is to say that these problems won’t “Credit Card Accountability, arise at age 21? Responsibility, and Disclosure Act” There will always be drawbacks prevents those under 21 from get“...preventing 18-20 year olds to having a credit line. A credit ting a credit card unless they have from receiving cards is only post- card can appear like free money the co-signature of a parent or guardian or have “proof of suffi- poning a financial lesson that all that allows you to buy things you would never purchase if you were cient income.” By restricting this young adults need to learn.” using cash. But, this act is not age group from getting a credit solving this problem; instead, it is card, President Obama hopes to reduce debt for students before they finances and building a credit history merely postponing it. A 21-year old getting a credit card graduate. But restricting young adults of their own. The act also states that if the person for the first time will have to learn from getting credit cards will only postpone these individual financial has “proof of sufficient income” then the same lessons about credit cards they can apply regardless of being as anyone else. John Ulzheimer, problems. At age 18, most people are function- under 21. But what exactly does suffi- president of consumer education for ing as adults. And, in fact many of cient mean? The bill is vague on this credit cards, recognizes the main those are functioning financially as criteria. Instead of giving direct infor- fault of this act, “There’s no eviadults — paying for their own educa- mation they say that the individual dence that someone manages credit tion, books, phone, car and insurance. must submit “an application indicating cards better at 21 than 18.” “The Card Accountability, If they are viewed as legal adults by an independent means of repaying any Credit the government and are responsible obligation arising from the proposed Responsibility, and Disclosure Act” for themselves, then they should be extension of credit in connection with does make key changes that will help treated as the adults they are. A cred- the account” (MSN Money). It will reduce the debt of the average it card is a tool with which a person then be determined on a more-or-less American, but preventing 18-20 year can learn to budget money while case by case basis. It seems like those olds from receiving cards is only building credit history, teaching them young adults who would really benefit postponing a financial lesson that all lessons about priorities and deadlines. from having a credit card such as those young adults need to learn. This is a necessary lesson that can be that are paying their way through coltaught at any time in one’s life. lege or paying for all their daily Hannah Diorio-Toth is a Viewpoints editor Learning early on, however is more expenses themselves are still being for the Voice. She can be reached for comaccommodated in this law. But, it also ment at HDiorio-Toth11@wooster.edu. effective.


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Friday, October 23, 2009 CAMPUS VOICES

What do you think about the taxing of sugary drinks?

Bree Lengacher ’13

Tim Golding ’11

“Considering that there’s alternatives to sugar in drinks, we might as well tke advantage of them. If the money is going toward a good cause and kids are benefitting from this, I think it’s a good idea.”

“I don’t have a problem with the tax, but I think the larger problem is the inactivity of Americans. The real fix is more exercise and eating smarter and healthier and considering portion control.”

Rochelle Marrett ’12

“On one hand, it’s a good idea because it would reduce the likelihood of parents buying sugary drinks for their children. But it might be a bad thing too. Since healthy foods are already expensive, if this sort of food is expensive too, disadvantaged people won’t really have an option.”

Government proposes “fat tax” Critics condemn it as an intrusion of basic American rights, or a direct attack upon those who are already poor enough. But the grim reality is that across the country Americans are getting alarming more and more obese. In 1997, only three states had an obesity rate above 20 percent of the population. krisfronzak But in 2007, every single state besides Colorado was at least 20 percent obese, and in a few cases over one-third of the population of a state was obese. The government obviously recognizes this as well. Their proposed solution, which has already been implemented in some states, has been casually called the “obesity tax.” It is a federal tax on sugar-sweetened drinks — Coke, Sprite, Mountain Dew, Fanta — all non-diet sodas. The proposal suggests a penny-perounce tax on said drinks, or a standard fee to be added to refillable fountain drinks. Drinks with sugar substitutes wouldn’t be subject to the tax, though some would argue that since we don’t know the long-term effects of sugar substitutes, far worse things could come of them in the long run. People everywhere are up in arms about this idea. We have the right to eat whatever we want, and since eating habits are formed at such a young

age, any dieter will tell you that they ously equals fewer hospital visits, are really hard to break. On top of which equals less money for insurance that, many sodas contain caffeine, so companies to spend. And the money once they hook you it’s much harder generated from the tax would go to quit them, as opposed to quitting towards programs run by the governcandy or cake, which have no physi- ment on health awareness, so it’s cally addictive qualities. A tax might absolutely a win-win situation. initially make people angry, but if it The thought that taxing these works and people lose their addic- drinks is a violation of our basic rights tion, then isn’t is a moot it worth it in “We have the right to eat whatev- point as well the end? – we’re still er we want, and since eating allowed to What we could really use drink sodas habits are formed at such a is a complete we want. young age, any dieter will tell ifThis revamping of is an the fast food you that they are really hard to accountabilindustry. But ity tax. It’s break.” even I, one of the same as the least business-minded people the variety of taxes on other products. you will probably ever meet, am not And insurance rates usually increase if so naïve as to suggest that fast food someone has a bad medical history or restaurants would willingly give up has been the cause of a car accident the foods that have made them so and so on. Since our government can’t very popular. Can you imagine Taco legally ban things without very good Bell without crispy chalupas and reason, they have to do what they can cheezy nachos? What would Burger to protect us from things that are bad King be without their burgers — for us. Cigarettes are addictive and they Tofu King? Salad King? too have a tax. A tax on drinks that are Granted, Congress as a whole seems high in calories yet low on nutrition is to be against the idea thus far. But no different. statewide the idea is catching on. The Statistics found online at the majority of the Union takes part of Centers for Disease Control and the revenue generated from unhealthy Prevention. foods and/or soda. President Obama has been quoted supporting the idea, Kris Fronzak is a Viewpoints editor for and the health insurance industry is a the Voice. She can be reached for comment fan as well, since healthier people obvi- at HFronzak12@wooster.edu.

Illustration drawn by Gillian Daniels. She can be reached at GDaniels10@wooster.edu.

Meghan McCain bares all on Twitter Anyone who has checked any major news outlet in the last week (or simply been on planet Earth) should have read all about Meghan McCain’s recent controversial picture posted on her public Twitter account. If you haven’t seen the image of McCain, let’s just laneyaustin say she leaves little to the imagination. Supposedly trying to advertise her support for an Andy Warhol book she was reading at the time, the picture features McCain with the book on the far end of the shot and her in an incredibly low-cut tank top with Playboyesque cleavage engulfing the photo. Political critics have leapt on the chance to admonish McCain by saying she is setting a bad example and portraying young Republicans in a negative light. McCain seems to be flip-flopping in her statements to the public by first apologizing to her fans, then threatening to delete her Twitter account and ending by saying she was really “just trying to be funny with the book.” My first thought on this issue is — who cares? If you are guided by

Meghan McCain’s Twitter feed for conservative satire, you probably don’t take politics very seriously anyway. We are talking about a girl who has publicly exclaimed that she has a “juicy booty” and is constantly seen in the companionship of other role models such as Tila Tequila. Her only political influence comes from her column in the Daily Beast, which mostly is seen as an outage for her to defend herself to other Republicans who see her as “too liberal.” Has she truly contributed anything significant to the political world? Not really. My second thought on this issue is — go for it. As they say in the media business, “There is no such thing as bad publicity” and Meghan McCain’s “unintentional” exposure has brought her back into the media spotlight once again. Her followers on Twitter rose exponentially over the next two days and prompted her next article in the Daily Beast to be titled “Don’t Call Me a Slut!” McCain insists that the reason the media is so largely concerned with the cleavage-baring image is, again, because of her weight. She states that if she was a thinner, more flat-chested girl, no one would have looked twice.

Political commentator and radio host, Laura Ingraham, called McCain “plussized” as a jab regarding her disapproval of Anne Coulter. McCain uses her father’s maverick personality when responding to these statements or, in other words, doesn’t go down without a fight. Her reaction that she has recently given to the public has created a noticeable stir and some people are not too pleased. Conservative critics are calling into question McCain’s morals, seeing as she wants to be known as the voice for young, modern Republican. Like it or not, McCain’s political beliefs are unique enough to the Republican Party to draw significant attention. Ultimately, people will still follow McCain because she is young and more interesting to watch than many of her older party members. The more critics bash her, the more she is in the news, so hey, why not milk it for all it’s worth? However, if you’re looking for the real scandalous story, Levi Johnston is posing for an upcoming issue of Playgirl. When can we expect his Twitter apology? Laney Austin is a regular contributor to the Voice. She can be reached for comment at LAustin11@wooster.edu.

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School too restricting Last week, Kevin Carpenter ’12 wrote about the “Wooster Iron Curtain,” accusing students of not making an effort to be a part of the city of Wooster, and how this lack of integration strengthened the dichotomy between the College and the town. I agree that we could probably do better than the few program houses whose services martendollinger and work outside the College are generally overshadowed by weekend outings and booze runs. This goes beyond a lack of effort by the students, however. The College is fairly unique in that it requires us to choose a meal plan and live on campus all four years. Granted, seniors have the option of applying to live off-campus, but the fact that this is a rare exception only supports the fact that the College has too much power over our housing situation. In this way, the school actually prevents us from truly being a part of the community outside the College. Our lack of involvement outside the school is not only harmful in the social effects Kevin brought up last week, but also to the economic structure of the city. Think about it — a decent chunk of the population of the city doesn’t contribute economically aside from a few nights out. Granted, we make up a very small portion of the city’s population, but if we were allowed to live off-campus, or at least provide our own food, we would stimulate Wooster’s economy far more effectively. A greater economic involvement with the city would benefit the students as well. I, personally, have always thought I could live much more cheaply and healthily if I could buy my own groceries and cook my own food instead of being forced to pay for a meal plan. A handful of my friends have certain allergies that make being part of the Lowry meal plan unfeasible. I recognize and respect the arrangements that have been made, such as moving tomatoes

out of the deli and into the salad bar and the gluten-free products that have been made available. However, every situation can’t be accounted for, and that choosing not to have a meal plan wasn’t an option is ridiculous. Especially with the closing of Kitteridge dining hall, the meal options are too limited. Even the “Flex Dollar” concept is deceptively limiting. Basically, we give the school money so they can give it back to us to spend on something we could get somewhere else for less money and better quality. This is done under the pretense that, if left to our own devices, we’d live on snacks, ramen and other such unhealthy, processed foods, but what’s available to us at Mom’s and Lowry? Fried food and snack items. I have digressed somewhat from my point, however, which is that were we allowed by the school to be more economically involved in the community, we might actually have less of a problem with the student/townie division. When the only reason we have for leaving campus is recreation, that’s the only side of us that the town is going to see. If we could actually live off campus, we would be much more invested in how the community viewed us, even if that investment was partially due to the fact that noise complaints would be answered by actual police instead of just campus security. Even being able to provide our own food could affect how the community views us. I occasionally wonder what the cashiers at Drug Mart or Walmart think of me when my groceries generally consist entirely of beer and snacks. The more opportunities we have to interact with the larger community of the City of Wooster, the more opportunities they have to see that we’re not just a bunch of rich college kids that party every Wednesday and weekend, and the more opportunities we’ll have to see that they aren’t just a bunch of small town hicks. Marten Dollinger is an Arts & Entertainment editor for the Voice. He can be reached for comment at MDollinger10@wooster.edu.

Obama must take action President Barack Obama has the even what term these actions would unique ability to inspire us not to be put into effect? If he doesn’t, on dive too deeply into what he is say- top of all the other wonderful proming in his speeches. Concerning the ises he has made to us, he will only issues of the lesbian, gay, bisexual have one term to create LGBT equal and transgender rights, something that has taken c o m m u n i t y decades to even get recognized, (LGBT), he is which is no small feat to manage. skilled at swayJohn Berry, the White House ing our emotions director of the Office of Personnel by pointing out Management and the highest rankthat there are ing gay official in the Obama adminemmazieske open LGBT istration, noted in his Americablog members in his piece (his personal blog) that he is office that he appointed within the “not going to pledge — and nor is first 100 days. the president — that [granting He accurately compares the LGBT LGBT benefits] is going to be done movement to the civil rights move- by some certain date. The pledge and ment and goes on to make wonderful the promise is that, this will be done promises of overturning “Don’t Ask, before the sun sets on this adminisDon’t Tell,” the current military pol- tration — our goal is to have this icy banning gays from openly serv- entire agenda accomplished and ing, and supplying the LGBT com- enacted into law so that it is secure”. munity with “enhanced hate crime Still, Obama has never mentioned laws (including LGBT in hate crime how he will create LGBT rights, or laws), supporting civil unions (the when he will instigate those changes. supposed equivalent of gay marObama is credited to opening the riage) and ensuring adoption rights door for discussion for LGBT part(allowing gay couples to adopt).” ner benefits. However, as he noted in However he his speech on does not say “If he gets elected to his second June 17, how or when. 2009, several term, which is probably his Obama held c o m p a n i e s, a meeting with mindset, would these changes including Human Rights occur then? If he doesn’t, then some in the Campaign Fortune 500, (HRC) mem- what would happen to the LGBT already offer bers and rights, such promises?” announced as medical promises that he does not ensure he benefits and other spouse benefits will act upon. The HRC itself is not allotted only to straight married even supportive of the LGBT com- couples. munity as a whole, as they exclude Since this is already occurring, why the transgendered community. A do some call him a “pioneer” for counterpoint could be made that opening the door to the discussion? Obama appointed a Trans-man in his Yes, he has taken very minor steps staff, Diego Miguel Sanchez. forward, such as denouncing the However, if he was the best man for Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the job, with the line of thinking and calls actions such as these disObama implies, (which is basically criminatory, but that is not overturnshouting that he accepts every one,) ing these acts, nor again giving a would we all get a pat on the back for timetable of when we can see this having a minority friend as well happening. Granted, even as the then? Does his gender identity even President he does not have the ultimatter? mate power to change everything he It is still unclear when the LGBT dislikes or sees wrong with our syscommunity will actually receive all tem. Overall, the President has made these wonderful benefits. If he gets promises with no plan to instigate elected to his second term, which is change, or a timetable in which to probably his mindset, would these complete them. Which begs the queschanges occur then? If he doesn’t, tion — will they actually occur? then what would happen to the Emma Zieske is a new contributor to the LGBT promises? With no timetable or plan of Voice. She can be reached for comment at action created, how are we to know EZieske12@wooster.edu.


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College inspires more writing usage in our daily lives

NCTE and the US Senate designates the National Writing Day Hallie Moreland Voice Staff This past Tuesday, Wooster students and faculty kicked off a fourday celebration in honor of the National Day on Writing. Receiving approval earlier this month by the US Senate, the National Council on Teachers of English (NCTE) has designated Oct. 20 as a day in which all Americans come together to celebrate the role writing has in each of our lives. The activities scheduled throughout the week were meant to unite contributors through the written word, by asking them to participate in various activities that centered on creative writing. Organizer and College Writing Consultant Joanne Lehman was most excited about the “Lit” prompts that were used to inspire students to

“respond to the literature that is part of our lives.” In these prompts, students were asked to share favorite lines from songs and movies, as well as jokes, haiku poems, limericks, riddles and comments on various other topics. Students filled large Post-Its with their responses, which were then posted on the “The Wall” in Lowry Center. According to Lehman, the Lowry wall was meant to be transformed into “our own College of Wooster Gallery of Writing.” Fellow organizer, Writing Consultant and ESL coordinator for Wayne County ABLE, Jenny Derksen, was equally excited about the college’s collaboration with the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement. Peer tutors and students from this organization were on hand to help students write their names in different languages.

Group participation was also strongly encouraged for such exercises as “the Exquisite Corpse,” where each person was asked to write a different line of a poem, eventually resulting in an interesting poem or prose piece. Some contributors even opted to construct acrostic poems, which were written using the letters from one’s first name. Participants were invited to share a “digital narrative” about their personal reading and writing experiences. Each individual was given the chance to tell his or her “literacy story” on film, and then download it onto the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives, hosted by The Ohio State University. Another option was for participants to publish written words about their experiences with reading and writing, which could then be posted

Italian locals, religion and classes awe Takores ’11 Ciao ragazzi! Studying abroad in Italy has thus far been one of the most unique and incredible experiences of my life. Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of studying abroad has been noticing dylantakores the differences between Italy and America. It’s the little things that stand out to me in particular rather than simply language and climate differences. For example, it is easy to spot locals even without hearing them speak. Their clothing, facial expressions, even their walks are noticeably different than foreigners, Americans in particular. Italians are very open, physical people; for instance, a typical greeting for two people, who may only be little more than acquaintances, is to exchange a kiss on each cheek. Italians are, of course, known to be very romantic. It is not at all uncommon to see couples, shall we say, expressing their intense love for each other just about anywhere in public. On a more personal level, religion occupies a large part of the lives of most Italians. The majority of the country is Catholic; therefore, the majority of religious buildings are Catholic churches. Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance and the city has preserved its churches from the prolific period exquisitely. The United States is a relatively young, secular country — as such we lack fantastic architectural masterpieces from the Gothic and Renaissance eras. I was overwhelmed the first time I saw the Cathedral of Florence (commonly known as the Duomo). Its neo-gothic façade and colossal dome, not to mention the imposing detached bell tower positioned beside the south wall, can only be fully

Above, Campanile di Giotto, known as “Giotto's Belltower” in Florence, Italy (Photo courtesy Dylan Takores). appreciated in person. The Church of Santa Croce contains the most impressive collection of stained glass outside of France. Simply put, Italians have a history of presenting their devotion in unparalleled style. However, there is a tragic downside to living in beautiful Firenze: as with anywhere that has so many wonderful sights and a rich culture, masses of tourists inevitably follow. I live on the northern side of the Arno River, but my school is on the south side, which means I have to navigate through massive mobs across the Ponte Vecchio at least twice a day. The Ponte Vecchio, which translates to “Ancient Bridge,” is a historic walkway across the Arno that is lined with dozens of shops owned by gold merchants. It is infamous for being clustered with tour groups from morning to night every day of the week. At the risk of sounding snobbish, I must say that I have grown to hate tour groups. I groan at the sight of a single

person holding a flag above their head leading a pack of lemmings behind them who are busy gawking and snapping photos, completely oblivious to everyone else around them. There are only so many times I can politely say “scusa,” or “permisso,” before I am forced to push my way through lines of tourists sporting ever-fashionable Hawaiian shirts with cameras slung round their necks as they clumsily fumble fold-out maps in search of Michelangelo’s David. Tourists aside, there are other dangers I encounter on my daily walk to class. Traffic laws in Italy seem to be treated more as suggestions than laws. It is not at all unusual to see people on motorbikes drive on sidewalks, weaving through crowds. Cars move in packs and do not yield to pedestrians. Although the streets seem chaotic, I have not once seen an accident in Florence. At last I arrive at my university at Piazza Pitti, 15. The Piazza is named after the enormous palace directly across the street from my school: Palazzo Pitti. It was built by the Pitti family in the 15th century and expanded by the Medici before becoming a museum and art gallery. Classes and professors themselves are vastly different from those at Wooster. For example, I have one professor that takes us out for wine at the end of every class. He also happens to be a member of a Florentine dynastic family dating back to the 13th century. My art classes are frequently held in various places throughout the city, which is perfect, for there seems to be no end to the wealth of art in Florence. All of this is just a taste of the vast differences between Italy and the United States that I have experienced. Ci vediamo, miei amici! See you all in January! Dylan Takores ’11, a Philosophy and Art History double major, can be reached for comments at DTakores11@wooster.edu

on the National Gallery, a site sponsored by the NCTE. Contributors were also strongly encouraged to document the different events through photos, which could then be posted on the College of Wooster National Gallery page. The importance of this event is immediately clear to anyone who is a past or present student, faculty member, or even just familiar with the goals of the College. As an institution that has always taken great pride in their focus on writing, be it intellectual or creative, it is no wonder that the College was eager to participate in an event like the National Day on Writing. As Derksen points out, “The College is a campus which takes writing seriously. It’s part of [our] mission as a school.” Lehman goes on to say that, “It’s important to us who are involved in

the College’s Program In Writing to be part of the larger efforts on the part of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and Ohio State University’s Digital Archives of Literary Narratives. By encouraging our students to share their writing in these two online collections, we can help them tell their stories about reading, writing and teaching with many others.” Both Derksen and Lehman agreed that the main goals of this event were to simply “have fun, enjoy writing,” and to, “have fun reading the wall and responding to each other.” With these goals in mind, students, faculty, staff and the outside community all came together to share their best work. Their united effort further demonstrated just how integral written communication is to the world at large. It also can serve as a medium that bonds us all.

Going Green@Wooster Compiled by Charles Horenstein -Did you know that each degree you turn down the heat saves three percent of heating costs, while each degree you raise the temperature of your air conditioner saves three to four percent of cooling costs? So by changing the temperature by two degrees for a year, you can save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide.

-If you switch to cold water washing, you save 80 percent on energy used for laundry and save an estimated $60 a year. Hang dry your clothes instead of using the dryer and you can also save 700 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.

-Keep checking your tires! Fully inflated tires can improve gas mileage by up to 3 percent, and every gallon you save also saves 20 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

- At the end of the day, switch off your computer monitors, printers and other electronic equipment. Even when computers are in standby mode and electronics are plugged into outlets, they are still using power and contributing to global warming.

Keep checking back for more tips on staying green!

Students assist in WooCorps Cowpatch maintenance and evolution Madelyn Halstead Features Editor This past Sunday was one of the few bright and sunny days Wooster has seen in the past couple weeks and the Cowpatch was buzzing with students taking advantage of the decent weather. The Cowpatch was started at the end of the 2008-2009 school year as a part of the College’s WooCorps

program. The program helped students find summer jobs and internships in these tough economic times. On Sunday, students were gathered in the Cowpatch with visiting professor Matthew Mariola from the Environmental Science department. Mariola and students worked together to pull garden stakes and plants, harvesting any of the remaining ones and to use various agricultural techniques to prepare the patch for

Above, Hugh Brown ’10 helps to till the garden and plant seeds to prevent soil erosion (Photo by Taylor Keegan).

the winter to come. The main goal of the patch party was to till more than half of the garden and plant a cover crop seed, a plant that covers the tilled ground preventing soil loss due to rain, wind and exposed soil. The other half of the garden, which is largely occupied with grass and too hard to till, will be covered with leaves from the surrounding trees, which will act as a protective layer between the ground and the elements. Since its founding, the garden has been a learning process as students overcome obstacles as they cross their path. Since its creation, one of the main goals of the patch has been to provide the Lowry Dining Hall with fresh local produce, a major component of sustainable agriculture. The garden’s intent is to achieve close to organic gardening practices. They also strive to practice sustainable agriculture techniques. The garden does not use any pesticides, although the grounds crew did distribute fertilizer throughout the garden this summer. Whether or not that will become a repeated practice is unknown. Other sustainable practices include recycling the plants to the compost heap to create mulch

that can be used in the garden as well as other locations on campus. Mariola, whose involvement in the garden stems solely from his strong interest in sustainable agriculture, plans to encompass planning and trip to the garden into the curriculum of his agriculture class next semester. He’ll encourage students to draft plans regarding crop layout and usage, and will require them to participate in maintaining the garden. In the process of establishing the garden WooCorps worked with Chuck Wagers, the director of Food Services in Lowry to establish an impact crop that could be used in the dining hall. Wagers chose Roma tomatoes, which can be used to make marinara sauce and can easily be frozen. In addition to tomatoes, the patch began growing eggplant, onions, lettuce, various peppers and other varieties of plants. Unfortunately, communication between Lowry and the Cowpatch is still being worked out. Mariola stated that Lowry needs to plan for its meals and usually doesn’t store excess foods. The garden doesn’t always allow for accurate planning. A combination of the communication gap and this being a test run period,

the patch had a surplus supply of Roma tomatoes, many of which were discarded. In attempts to use some of the surplus plants, The Office of Residence Life held a salsa-making party in which students were encouraged, free of charge, to attend the party and make their own batch of salsa with ingredients from the garden. Another hiccup along that way involved the maintenance of the garden. Sarah Falkoff ’11 informed that the week that followed finals week this past May she and two other students were hired by Residence Life to maintain the garden until Aug. 8 when they would disperse to prepare for the new school year. From Aug. 8 on, she commented, there were no students or staff assigned to maintain the garden. “Essentially, we went from having students tend to it everyday to no one from August till now” says Falkoff. The garden is a work in progress and is, of course, continually evolving. For more information on the garden or Woo Corps, or to get involved, contact Residence Life or the C.O.W. Grounds crew at (330) 263 – 2560.


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Arts & Entertainment

Section Editors: Marten Dollinger Lee McKinstry

Campus’s take on Shakespeare’s comedy has few errors Some non-conventional additions make old classic feel fresh The production, directed by woe. His sons, a set of identical twins both named Antipholus, were separated Visiting Assistant Prof. Season at birth in the midst of a terrible ship- Ellison, incorporates the script’s Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of wreck. Antipholus of Syracuse, raised calls for both verbal and physical Errors” has finally arrived in Wooster, by his father Aegon, has now arrived in comedy with flair. Thanks to some debuting Thursday, Oct. 22 in Ephesus, with his clumsy surrealistic additions, Freedlander Theater. The campus pro- servant Dromio in tow. like a swirling light ducton is a winner — a witty blend of Unbeknownst to him, his REVIEW: THE effect that shines on a classic Shakespearean comedy and long-lost twin, Antipholus COMEDY OF the stage each time a some decidedly modern theatrical addi- of Ephesus, resides in character has a priERRORS tions. vate reflection, or Ephesus as well, with a The story focuses on one of similarly awkward servant hand puppets used to Shakespeare’s favorite comedic plot- also named (you guessed it) Dromio. much comedic affect by Laura lines — a case of mistaken identity. A Hilarity ensues as the townspeople and Vandiver ’10 as Dromio of Syracuse, captured Syracusean, Aegon opens the the respective spouses of the two sets the play never feels like another stale production by telling the Duke of of twins begin to mistake the men for adaptation of the Bard’s comedy. Ephesus, Solinus, of his tale of family each other. The intricate set, which depicts the small Italian town of Ephesus, similarly projects the surreal mood of the play, with its inclusion of wildly shaped windows and a larger-thanlife, seemingly winking sun. The stage in this show is just as much a character as the rest of the cast. Of course, all the effects in the world could not make up for a dull cast. Luckily, this is where Comedy truly shines. The two sets of twins play off each other with ease and a true knack for both slapstick and verbal barbs. As Dromio of Syracuse, Malcolm Campbell-Taylor ’13, is a master of physical comedy — a simple, disgusted curl of his lip Dromio (Malcolm Campbell-Taylor ’13) runs from master to is enough to incite riotous laughter. Ryan Shafranek ’13, his partner-inmaster, utterly confused as to whom he is serving. comedy as Antipholus of Syracuse,

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The cast’s animated movements add considerable style (Photos courtesy Dale Seeds). moves smoothly from his role as a teasing master to the lovestruck admirer of Luciana (Kate Donnelly ’13). Jasmine Verreen ’13, smoothly becomes the gender-bending role of Antipholus of Ephesus, embodying the rage of a particularly macho man when Antipholus is locked out of his home during Act I. And Vandiver, as Dromio of Ephesus, brings a particular ounce of cartoonish fun to the proceedings as she trots about the stage on her tip-toes like a chastised child. The supporting cast ratchets up the absurdist anty as amusing misunderstandings continue to ensue,

with particular stand-out performances given from Alex Gustafson ’13 as Adriana, the rash wife of Antipholus of Ephesus, and Tim Gilliss ’10 as Aegon, the grief-stricken father of the Antipholus twins. This production also marks the Wooster stage premiere of nine first-year students. “The Comedy of Errors” delivers on both counts — there is enough comedy and “errors” of mistaken identity to thoroughly entertain the audience. With its surreal effects and a set of winning actors, the production promises a good time worthy of the Bard.

Alumni Patrick Grab ’09 divulges the secrets of his trade Brenna Fujimoto Voice Staff Wooster Alum Patrick Grab ’09 has a made a unique career for himself. He has started a business of sports illustration, capturing athletes in action with his pencil. The Voice asked him a few questions to see how his experience at Wooster influenced his artistic and entrepreneurial aspirations. Who were your influences when you were developing your talents as an artist? My main influence was art teacher at my high school Cathedral Prep. He was an excellent teacher and a great role model. He was a very accomplished artist in my hometown, Erie, Pa. You paint from photographs, correct? Do you also paint from live models? I do not paint. People commonly use painting to describe all artwork. I draw with graphite pencils and use photographs as a reference for my work. This is how I discovered the realistic quality of my drawings, so I basically just stuck with that type of work. I have drawn from live models before, but only in classes. I prefer working from photographs How did your time at Wooster impact your outlook on art, or shape your career choices? My time at Wooster helped me take a look into many other areas of study and in fact helped shape those. However, it also made me realize that I truly wanted to use my natural

Grab’s portrait of Olympic Speed Skater, Alison Baver (Photo courtesy Patrick Grab). abilities as an artist to earn a living. What was your Independent Study about exactly? My I.S. was “Photo-Realism Portrait Drawings - A Look into the Younger Generation of American Professional Tennis Players.” My project involved traveling to Florida and California to take photographs of Sam Querrey and Jesse Levine while practicing. I then used the photographs to use as references for drawing their portraits. It was exactly what my career is as a professional sports artist. My paper was about relating their lives as accomplished professional athletes to that of any ordinary person. What advice would you give to aspiring artists or business people?

Wooster Street Style Finally, fashion has become remotely important to Wooster students. These trends have not gone unnoticed by the staff of The Wooster Voice. Under the influence of online fashion blogs such as thesartorialist.com and The Clothes Horse, and television programs such as Project Runway, students have begun to notate the campus’ own efforts. If you spot a well-dressed Scot, snap a photo and send it lkuster11@wooster.edu or msill10@wooster.edu. The first featured student is Keli Horton ‘10. Where do you like to shop? My favorite types of stores have mostly basics, but some really unique pieces. Sometimes boutiques are nice to have something one-of-a-kind. Mostly, though, I look for quality over quantity. So, no Forever 21. What is your favorite piece in this outfit? I think I’ve been wearing tights a lot more. They automatically make you look like you have your [stuff] together. They almost force you to wear your nicest skirts and dresses. I also really love how feminine and classic they are.

Keli Horton struts her stuff (Photo by Linda Kuster).

My best advice for any aspiring artist or an aspiring business person is to do what you are truly passionate about and not listen to the majority of people who will try to bring you down. What someone is willing to do today that others are not, one will do things tomorrow that others cannot. My favorite quote that goes along with my message is from Steven Jobs: “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe to be great work. And the only way to do great work is to do what you love.” What has surprised you most about your job? The one thing that surprises me most about my job is the compli-

ments I receive from such accomplished athletes. Brady Quinn telling me “you really have an amazing talent,” or Sam Querrey saying “I wish I had your talent.” This coming from guys I watch on TV every week and being adored by fans is pretty special. Why portraits of sports players? I have always been drawn to sports art because I have been an athlete my whole life. I discovered my drawing abilities after I completed an art project drawing from a photograph my junior year of high school. I couldn’t believe what I created, and neither could the football players in school. So they started requesting me to draw one of their favorite photographs. From there, I saw the type of demand and interest athletes have in my work so I contin-

ued to pursue it, particularly trying to meet college and professional athletes and showing my work. Another key factor was knowing that professional athletes can afford to spend several thousands on this type of work, which can make it a true profession. What is your favorite medium? My favorite medium is certainly graphite pencil drawings. Recently I have added colored pencils to small parts of the drawing to highlight a particular object, like the skates on Olympic speed skater Allison Baver. Which artists have influenced you? One artist that has influenced my career a lot is Celebrity Sports Artist Kevin-John Jobczynski. His successful career drawing athletes has given me inspiration and a great reason to believe I can do the same.

Grab’s portrait of professional tennis player, Donald Young (photo courtesy Patrick Grab).

Film follows oil boom aftermath tants of Stanley, N.D. As the viewer soon realizes, the people of Stanley are more than Despite its name, Crude interesting enough to hold up the Independence is truly a refined piece film on their own. When over 200 of film-making. In a genre where billion gallons of crude oil is discovauthenticity is often sacrificed for ered beneath their hometown, many directorial bias, recent Weselyn Stanley natives find themselves in a graduate Noah position where their Hutton has created lifelong neighbors a documentary that have suddenly REVIEW: truly documents, become rich, while CRUDE detailing an oil they continue to boom in the quiet INDEPENDENCE live under financialtown of Stanley, N. ly tight circumD. in an objective, stances. As a result, slice-of-life manner. Far from having gossip runs rampant and the jealany sort of agenda, the film’s unbi- ousy that inevitably accompanies ased focus on its human subject mat- such a difficult situation seeps out ter makes it stand out as an informa- through the lips of these normally tive and moving piece of cinema. reticent people in many tense The antithesis to any Michael scenes. Hutton does a fantastic job Moore film, Crude Independence at capturing the bitterness, elation reveals absolutely nothing about the and confusion experienced by variman who made it. Hutton instead ous residents of Stanley as they invites his audience to form their become engulfed in a sea of changes own opinions on the complicated in their hometown. subject matter it presents. There is To balance out issues surrounding no narration, and only minimal the townspeople, Hutton also feabackground music, forcing the audi- tures ample footage of the oil workence’s attention to the fears, beliefs ers themselves, who drunkenly disand idiosyncrasies of the inhabi- cuss the perks and pitfalls of their

David Yontz Voice Staff

work in a comically blunt manner. This portion of the film is especially interesting, as it presents the lowerlevel workers of an often criticized industry in a very human and vulnerable light. It allows them to represent themselves as people who, because of a need to make money, have been forced to put their lives in danger on a daily basis, and spend months away from their families. The viewer comes to sympathize with these men, and see them more as humans trapped in a situation beyond their control than conscious offenders of the environment and towns they temporarily occupy. Thus, by carefully editing together copious interviews with individuals from all sides of the oil boom, Hutton has created a final product that may be seen more as a feature length collage than a film with a clear message. It is because of this objective nature that Crude Independence succeeds. The movie beautifully shows that an oil boom is an immensely complex occurrence, affecting many people in many different ways. The end result is a film that is entertaining, moving and illuminating in a refreshingly human way.


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Fighting Scots win nailbiter, prepare for Wabash Mike Haggerty Voice Staff When the Scots stepped onto the field Saturday, few people would have believed they were about to witness one of the greatest offensive performances in Scots history. By the end of the day senior quarterback Austin Holter ’10 had racked up 424 yards of total offense, including an outstanding 84-yard game winning drive which ended in a 27yard touchdown run that propelled the Scots to victory over the Washington University of St. Louis Bears. Despite continuous pressure from the Bears’ defense, Holter managed to collect 152 yards rushing in addition to his 272 yards through the air. He also had excellent accuracy, completing a very impressive 26 of 34, attempts giving him a completion

percentage of just over 76 percent. The game began with disappointment for the Scots after they allowed a Washington touchdown on the opening drive. Despite this early turn of events the Scots soon retaliated with 17 points through the first two quarters. The first three points came from a 22-yard field goal by Russ Palm ’11, quickly followed by a 96yard drive, the Scots longest of the season, into the end zone, which put the Scots up 10-7. Late in the second quarter, Holter started to begin his own personal offensive onslaught as he completed six passes in a very impressive 75-yard touchdown drive, which put the Scots up 17-7. The Bears would soon bounce back with a 50-yard drive of their own making the score a very close 17-13 at the half. Despite being down at the end of

the first half, the opposition opened up the second half with a quick 13play, 68-yard drive to take the lead 20-17 and bringing the Bears within striking distance of a victory and a very disappointing loss for the Scots. Wooster found themselves unable to put points on the board throughout most of the second half as they were twice shut down in the red zone by the Wash. U-St. Louis defense. Wooster failed to produce in the third quarter when faced with a fourth and goal situation and then experienced a rare fumble on the Washington 10yard line which cost the Scots a much needed opportunity to score. It wasn’t until late in the fourth quarter that Holter finally managed to rally the Scot’s offense in a final 84-yard drive to finish off the Bears. Holter’s stellar offensive performance resulted not only in a Scot’s vic-

tory, but also in him being named the North Coast Athletic Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week. This weekend, the Scots return home to face 5-1 Wabash College. Wabash will be looking for a victory after recently losing a very close defensive battle to Wittenberg University, 10-7. This game will mark a return to conference play for the Scots as they look to continue their domination of NCAC teams. The game will be at 1 p.m. tomororrow afternoon in John P. Papp Stadium. Despite the Wabash game being important for NCAC standings, the Scots can afford to lose this game and still win the NCAC crown, so long as they win the remaining conference games on their schedule against Allegheny College, Oberlin College and arch-rival Wittenberg.

Scots win three in a row Scoring is absent in losses Andrew Vogel Editor in Chief

Brittany Montgomery ’10 has contributed five goals for the Scots this season (Photo by Charlie Fanelli).

Nick Kendall Voice Staff Last weekend, the Wooster field hockey team played two tough games in two days on their own home turf field. These were just the second and third games this year played in the John P. Papp stadium, and the Scots remained undefeated this year on the turf with two more wins. They started out Saturday against conference rival Earlham. The Scots struck early in the sixth minute, Amanda Artman ’10 scored the 70th goal of her career. She went on to score two more goals in the first half, which is the third time this season she has recorded a hat-trick in a single game. Eileen Barrer ’11 and Maddie Hart ’12 also both contributed with goals of their own. Although Earlham did score two goals late in the game, it was in a loosing effort with the Scots earning the 5-2 victory. The Scots were in high spirits after their first win of the weekend, but were anxious to take the field for a second time to play their final non-conference game of the season. DePauw University put up stronger defense than Earlham and held Wooster scoreless until late in the first half. With just over five minutes left, Amanda Graeser ’13 rocketed a shot into the back of the cage for her second goal of the season. Seven minutes into the second half Artman scored one more time, her fourth of the weekend. Four minutes later Addie McDonnell punched one in for DePauw, bringing

the score within one. Madalyn Meyers ’12 helped the defense make a last quarter stand, recording seven saves on the day. With the final score 2-1, the Scots held on to win their second game of the weekend. This improved them to 12-5 on the season at that point. This also helps them remain tied for the lead in conference play. Wittenberg University remains the team to beat, as they are also tied for first with a conference record of 8-2. The two teams split games this season, so the upcoming divisional game against Kenyon College (4-5) will be more important then ever. Wittenberg, on the other hand, will face the bottom two teams in the conference in their final two games. Needless to say, the Scots are on a must-win basis if they want to take the regular season conference title and host the NCAC tournament. Wooster remains the best offensive team in the conference as they lead the statistics in every single offensive category. The only statistic in which Wooster is not first or second is saves. The Scots avenged a loss to Denison earlier this season on Wednesday. The game remained close throughout until the Big Red extended a 3-2 halftime lead to two goals. Despite the deficit the Scots did not quit. The team rallied in the second half inundating the Denison keeper with a barrage of shots. Ultimately the Scots came back with three unanswered goals to earn the victory by a 5-4 margin, improving to 9-2 in NCAC play.

Going into last weekend’s match against undefeated Ohio Wesleyan University, the Wooster men’s soccer team knew it would have all it could handle. On paper, this game looked like it would be as big of a mismatch as an old episode of Fox News’s Hannity and Colmes. Unfortunately, while the Scots had hung tough with talented teams before, the Battling Bishops were every bit as good as their national ranking indicated. The Bishops (14-0-2) came into the game atop the North Coast Athletic Conference standings, sitting pretty as the No. 2 team in the country according to the Div. III coaches’ poll. The Scots (3-7-2), meanwhile, have been trying to find themselves since the beginning of the season. Since kicking off the season 2-0-1, the Scots had won just one of their last eight matches since Sept. 9 in a 2-1 win over Malone College. A weekend trip to Delaware, Ohio against No. 2 Ohio Wesleyan hardly seemed like a time to get well — it wasn’t. The Bishops controlled the game from the outset. While the game was scoreless for the first 10 minutes, the Bishops then scored five times before the half. They knocked in goals in the 11th, 17th, 23rd, 36th and 40th minutes. By halftime, the Scots were already down by a 5-0 deficit. In one half, the Scots had allowed more goals than they had allowed in a game all season. Early

in the second half, the Bishops knocked in a sixth goal for good measure. The six goals were also the most Wooster had allowed in almost a decade. The last time the Scots had allowed half a dozen goals came on Oct. 7, 2000 in yet another lopsided loss to Ohio Wesleyan — this time coming by a 7-1 score. One of the game’s few bright spot came from inside the goal. Goalkeeper Taylor Takacs ’12 notched a careerhigh 11 saves on the day. On the offensive side, Karl Ruter ’10 led the team with three shots. While lopsided losses are always tough to stomach, losing to the No. 2 team in the nation is no shame. The biggest problem for the Scots this season has again come on the offensive side. In the team’s last six games, the team has tied one and lost five. In that span, the team has scored just three goals. The Scots fell again in NCAC play on Wednesday at the hands of Hiram College 2-1. The team is still looking for its first conference win of the year. With three games left on the slate the rest of the way, the team’s chances of making the NCAC Tournament is a long shot at best. However, the team does have a good shot at notching its first win of the year in its next two home games, against Oberlin College and Allegheny College. Both the Yeomen and the Quakers are just 1-3-1 this season in NCAC play.

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FRIDAY CONVERSATION Sports Editor Matthew Yannie sat down and spoke with starting halfback Robert Flagg ’12. Flagg, in his second season, is robertflagg contributing nearly 140 yards per game to the Scots’ high powered offense. Flagg is one of many weapons consistently utilized by quarterback Austin Holter ’10 in an offense that is averaging 34.5 points per game. MY: Given the success of last season, how high were your expectations coming into this year for a team returning so many experienced players? RF: Very high — we were returning over three-fourths of our starters from last year. With that comes high expectations from both the players and the coaching staff. If we don’t get an NCAC championship this year then we are just letting ourselves down. MY: The offensive fire power of last season is back in full force averaging 34.5 points per game this season. What has contributed to the continued success of the offense specifically in 2009? RF: Our offensive line, with four seniors and our senior quarterback, Austin Holter. They’ve all filled the leadership roles on the offensive side. They [the linemen] do all the dirty work, and everyone has done a good job of not being selfish around them. MY: Last year as a first-year, you had an immediate impact playing in all 10 games, earning four starts and contributing four touchdowns. How has the experience from last year helped you this season? RF: I think it has contributed a lot. Anytime you go into college sports from high school you’re going to have those little nerves and you’re going to be a little jumpy, not knowing what to expect. Last year I was fortunate enough to be in a really good opportunity to show my abilities, which has carried over to this year. I feel like I’ve developed into a definite playmaker in this offense. From last year’s experience I have become more of a team leader, leading by example. MY: How does the two-headed feature back system help expand the threat of the run? RF: Kyle is a hell of a player, and our running styles are really different. I’m more of a shifty player who likes to get in the open field and make people miss while he is more of a downhill runner who reads blocks well. It’s hard for defenses to prepare for both styles of running. And it’s nice to have someone in practice to relate to and feel for each other during games.

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MY: What do you expect looking forward to this weekend’s match-up with conference powerhouse and defending champion, Wabash College, who is coming off a tough loss to Wittenberg University last weekend? RF: All I can really say is we are having the best week of practice we’ve had all year. We can’t have anything less than that because Wabash is such a good team. If we want to be in the position that they were last year, [conference champions] there is no turning back. These next four games have to be played as if they are the last game we’ll ever play. By the time Saturday comes around, it should be a good show.

Number of consecutive wins in conference play for the volleyball team. After dropping three NCAC matches in a row, the Scots have caught fire in the month of October. During the streak, the matches have been close, with the Scots dropping eight sets to the opposition. Of the eight victories, three have come in the decisive fifth set, where Wooster is unbeaten this year.

Number of goals allowed by the men’s soccer team in five NCAC games. Over the course of these same five games, the Fighting Scots have looked rather tame, scoring only four times. The result of this offensive absence is a conference worst 0-5-1 record, which has been part of a 3-8-2 2009 campaign.

Average number of goals given up by the field hockey team per game this season. The solid defensive effort, anchored by Madalyn Myers ’12, has led the Scots to an illustrious 9-2 NCAC record. The Scots have scored nearly twice as many goals as their opponents, having allowed only 36 goals while scoring 69 on the offensive side through 18 games.

Time of team captain Terry Workman ’10 ran the 8k course at the Inter-Regional Rumble last Saturday. With this impressive time Terry 57th overall in the meet at Oberlin College. Rik Workman ’10, Terry’s twin, finished just 19 seconds later to earn a 79th place finish. The Workmans continue to lead the Scot harriers.

MY: With the early success of this season aside, what steps still need to be taken in order for this team to reach the goal of winning the NCAC championship? RF: We can’t have any breakups in our team while staying focused on keeping our emotions in check. With only about 24 more days in the season, that’s no time, and we need to come together for these senior leaders and give a total effort every day in practice and every play.

Head coach Graham Ford’s Scots have struggled over the past two seasons with a 9-18-3 record (Photo by Sam VanFleet).

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Volleyball keeps on rolling with eight straight in NCAC Rob Melick Voice Staff The volleyball team went undefeated this past weekend, picking up wins against Ohio Wesleyan University, Oberlin College, Denison University and Allegheny College in Richmond, Ind. The Scots moved their record to 196 overall and 10-3 in the conference. The Scots started the weekend off on Saturday with an intense match against Ohio Wesleyan. The women dropped their first set of the match but were able to rally and take the next three sets and close out the match with very decisive wins. KateLynn Riley ’10 lead the team with 26 kills and an unbelievable .533 hitting percentage. Lizzi Beal ’12 also played well, dishing out 52 assists and tacked on three service aces in the win. In Wooster’s second match later that day with Oberlin, Riley stood out again, hammering down a career-high 34 kills and picked up seven blocks to lead the Scots to a dramatic five-set win. Riley put on an incredible display, making only three errors on her 64 attempts, bringing her hitting percentage on the season up to a staggering .379. Wooster’s back court came up huge in the close sets with Margaret Raabe ’12

and Kelley Johnson ’13 combining to mark up six service aces and 27 digs, while Melissa Morgan ’13 added 19 digs and a block. Wooster was able to carry the momentum from Saturday into the two Sunday matches and came out on fire. The women took both matches against Denison University and Allegheny College without losing a set. The Scots played as a finely tuned destructive force against Denison, spreading their kills out between Riley (18), Erin Webster ’13 (9), Morgan (6) and Sarah Hawke ’12 (6). Beal kept the offense rolling, dishing out 38 assists, while also adding 10 digs, two service aces and two blocks. Johnson led the Scots with 15 digs, and Morgan and Sarah Lorch ’10 each tallied four blocks in tremendous display of net domination up front. In Wooster’s second match of the day and fourth of the weekend against Allegheny, the Scots steamrolled through the Gators and took the win in three straight sets. Morgan put up a double-double with 11 kills and 15 digs, while Riley added 16 kills and five total blocks. Beal tallied 36 assists and 10 digs, and Johnson had 30 digs in the victory. Wooster continued their recent streak

The dynamic duo of Lizzi Beal ’12 and KateLynn Riley ’10 hooked up again with the set and kill in the win against Denison. Beal has averaged 9.8 assists per game (Photo by Sarah Harbottle). of dominance on Wednesday. The Scots desposed of Denison University in straight sets in the College’s traditional Dig for the Cure match. The Scots have been hot of late and

have established a firm hold on third place in the NCAC with the possibility to move into the second seed in the conference with wins the rest of the way. The Scots’ next action will come when

the team will play two out non-conference matches tomorrow at Malone College, followed by a match against Mt. Vernon Nazarene University. The Scots have two conference matches remaining.

Scot runners Women’s soccer scores first NCAC victory hit stride in Oberlin Sam VanFleet Voice Staff

Chris Weston Sports Editor This past weekend at the InterRegional Rumble, the Scots’ cross country teams placed respectably, with the men’s squad earning 21st of the 28 schools, and the women’s team in 16th of the 25. Yet again, leading the way for the Scots’ men was Terry Workman ’10, whose 57th place finish on the 8k course (26:21) was the highest individual placing of either of the Wooster teams. His brother and cocaptain, Rik Workman ’10, finished in 79th place at a pace just 19 seconds slower. Kevin DeGroot ’13, Micah Caunter ’12 and Jeff Lyman ’10 rounded out the Scots’ scorers with 132nd, 146th and 165th place finishes. On the women’s side, the female harriers were once again led by Sarah Appleton ’12 and Colleen O’Neil ’13, who placed 65th (23:30) and 68th (23:32) in the field of 220. Chelsea Fisher ’11 finished in 81st place, with Erin Plews-Ogan ’13 (103rd) and Suzanne Capehart ’11 (117th) filling out the rest of the Scots’ scorers. New York University won the men’s event with a score of 53 points, a tenth of Wooster’s total score of 579. Allegheny College was barely edged out of first with 56 points. John Hopkins University won the women’s meet with 62 points, almost half of second place team Case Western Reserve University. The Scots will be back in action at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships on October 31. The event will take place in Delaware, Ohio on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus.

After starting conference play with an ineffective 0-3-1 record through four games, the Wooster women’s soccer team bounced back in a big way at home against Oberlin College. The Scots, who had struggled to convert offensively against its previous NCAC opponents found the net three times against the Yeowomen on Wednesday. Liz Mott ’11, the Scots’ leading scorer this season, opened the scoring on a header in the 19th minute of action. Wooster entered halftime with a 1-0 lead and though the Scots held the lead, it was hard to tell if the team had returned to business as usual. Any doubt of Wooster’s complacency was erased with two goals in the second half that secured a 3-0 victory over Oberlin. Chantal Koechli ’10 found the net in the 59th minute of action when she found a hole in the center of the Oberlin defense and tactfully put the ball in the lower corner of the goal. Kelsey Peters finished off the scoring for the afternoon in the 77th minute of

play to put the Scots securely on top. Before the eventful win this Wednesday, the Scots had struggled in NCAC play. Wooster traveled to Ohio Wesleyan University last Saturday where, though they played hard, the team was unable to earn a win against the Battling Bishops. The two teams were a seemingly even match throughout the game with the Fighting Scots outshooting Ohio Wesleyan 18-16 and the keepers recording almost equal numbers of saves, with Michele Ring ’13 saving six, while her counterpart was able to stop seven. Ohio Wesleyan scored first in the match, launching an unassisted shot from the top of the box into the back of the net. The score line stayed locked at 1-0 throughout the rest of the first half despite six shots by Wooster. The Bishops wasted no time extending their lead just 14 minutes after the halftime break when they capitalized on a corner kick opportunity to go up 2-0. The Scots would not fade quietly into the night, however. They rallied and created 12 chances in the second half alone. They were rewarded for their

efforts in the 82nd minute when Peters, a strong defensive presence for the Scots, scored her third career goal with the help of a pass from Koechli. Unfortunately for the Scots, it was too little too late. The Bishops held their lead despite the furious attack of the Scots and secured a 2-1 win. This last defeat makes the list of consecutive unfavorable results five games long, before the Scots defeated Oberlin with relative ease. This slump that Wooster found itself in had brought the Scots to an unimpressive 0-3-1 record in NCAC play. With the win on Wednesday the Scots have kept their postseason hopes alive. The rest of the schedule, which consists of three more conference games, will be crucial to repeating their postseason success of last year. With four wins to end the season, the Scots would be able to finish with a winning record in conference play and a chance at playing into November. Turning around the poor play of the past few matches against Oberlin has greatly increased the young team’s chances for salvaging success this sea-

Thursday, Oct. 22

Simone Disalvo ’10 maneuvers past the Oberlin College defender (Photo by Chris Weston).

1.) Wittenberg 2.) Ohio Wesleyan 3.) Allegheny 4.) Wooster 5.) Wabash 6.) Denison 7.) Kenyon 8.) Hiram

1.) Wittenberg 2.) Wooster 3.) Wabash 3.) Kenyon 5.) Allegheny 6.) Earlham 7.) Denison 7.) Ohio Wesleyan 9.) Oberlin 10.) Hiram

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1.) Wittenberg 2.) Hiram 3.) Wooster 4.) Allegheny 5.) Oberlin 5.) Denison 7.) Earlham 7.) Ohio Wesleyan 9.)Kenyon

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1.) Denison 2.) Allegheny 3.) Kenyon 4.) Wittenberg 4.) Ohio Wesleyan 6.) Earlham 7.) Wooster 8.) Hiram 9.) Oberlin

(M,A,J) FSU at UNC (C) Saturday, Oct. 24

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Volleyball 1.) Wooster 2.) Wittenberg 3.) Denison 3.) Ohio Wesleyan 5.) Kenyon 6.) Earlham 6.) Oberlin

Don’t have a clue who’s going to win the big game? Every week, sports nuts Matthew Yannie, Andrew Vogel, Chris Weston and Jason Weingardt will pick the week’s biggest football games, both college and pro. Some will be on the mark, others probably not so much. We’ll track their progress every week with season standings. Think they’ve picked the wrong teams? Feel free to let them know what you think about all sports at v o i c e _ s p o r t s @ w o o s t e r . e d u.

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Additional reporting on this story was done by Matthew Yannie, Sports Editor

Standings (Last week’s results) Jason: 97-47 (14-11) Chris: 94-50 (18-7) Andrew: 92-52 (15-10) Matthew: 86-58 (15-10)

NCAC Fall Standings 1.) Ohio Wesleyan 2.) Kenyon 2.) Denison 4.) Wabash 5.) Wittenberg 6.) Hiram 7.) Oberlin 7.) Earlham 7.) Allegheny 10.) Wooster

son and building for next season. The potential to win is there; they have shown the ability to win and do so convincingly through the historic start to the year. They proved they could win in the easy games, now they have to prove they can win when it counts, when the competition is tough and when the stakes are high. The rest of the season will come down to the team’s ability to step up and take back their rightful place as a winning team and a formidable force in the conference. The quest for redemption and NCAC success continues tomorrow when the Scots will host Kenyon College as part of a soccer double header, with the women kicking off at 1 p.m.

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