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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 Volume 147, No. 5
Most WCSA terms to shift to calendar year
By Christine Hurley will, in theory, increase stu- said Monday. On that day “This new election sched- said junior Adam Koorn, reps, but representation will
Transcript Reporter dent accessibility to their stu- executive members of WCSA ule will increase student WCSA treasurer. not be based on which specific
dent representative govern- will be chosen. The current awareness of WCSA,” said Goodrum said one of the dorm students live,” Goodrum
WCSA revealed its consti- ment, WCSA President Rory executive members will help Goodrum. main reasons for change was said. “The only requirement
tutional changes and outlined McHale said. mentor the newly elected for After the election of the to increase student participa- is that the students live in a
its new election schedule dur- “The privileges are more a smooth transition, Goodrum year representatives, the exec- tion in their government. dorm.”
ing its Monday meeting, fol- abstract than concrete right said. utive members will announce Junior Eric Wise said, “All An unspecified date in
lowing the constitutional con- now,” McHale said. “We are Dec. 5 is the next election candidates for at-large mem- of the representatives outside April will conclude the series
vention, held the previous day trying to be more democratic. date. Year representatives will bers of WCSA. The candidates of the executive members will of four elections.
and during which the changes The new system should make be chosen on that day. Year will not be elected by the stu- represent a ratio of one repre- During this election, one
were established. it more convenient for stu- representatives were formerly dent body, but agreed upon by sentative to 100 students.” fraternity, one SLU, and two
These include replacing the dents to contact their repre- known as class representatives executive members and year A week after returning from off-campus representatives
geographical representatives, sentatives. Also, the new elec- said Goodrum. There will be representatives. The purpose winter break another elec- will be selected. Students
who represented specific dor- tion schedule will hopefully two representatives for each of the members at-large is to tion will be held. On Jan. 21 who hold one of these posi-
mitories, with campus repre- encourage more students to class. ensure equal representation of campus representatives will tions will work based on the
sentatives and changing the run for positions.” The senior class will have all student groups. be elected. These representa- academic year, in contrast to
dates on which the various Nov. 12 will be the first of one year-long representative “The role of the members tives will be taking the place students who hold any of the
WCSA elections will be held. the four election dates, WCSA in addition to the senior class at-large is to fill gaps of under- of geo-representatives. other positions, who will work
Changes to the system Vice President Ben Goodrum president. represented student groups,” “Campus reps are like geo- based on the calendar year.
PS officer saves lives in fire
By Danny Eldredge person for about a minute. He assumed the person was
Managing Editor overwhelmed by smoke and informed DFD about the
person as they entered the building.
A Public Safety officer was first on the scene at an “It was weird because you could hear them getting
apartment building fire and saved the lives of three resi- closer, then you saw one foot, another foot, and then they
dents around 2 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. suddenly appeared out of the smoke,” McCann said.
Officer Jay McCann was on patrol at the intersection “It was interesting -- people panicked. Even telling
of Rowland Avenue and Washington Street when he people to get down on the ground didn’t always work.
heard the Delaware Fire Department (DFD) dispatched People remained upright and were walking out of the
in Delaware to 126 S. Franklin St. for a structure fire. He responded
to the scene immediately because he was less than a
building despite the smoke.”
“I’ve done this line of work for 12 years, and I’ve seen
Early Vote, a 35-day block away and could inform DFD dispatch on what was a lot of ugly stuff, but I’ve never pulled a person from a
period during which regis- occurring there. burning building,” McCann said. “It was unnerving. It’s
tered Ohio voters can vote “I went around the corner, and there was heavy black something I’ll never forget.” Photo by Jack Stenger
early, began last Tuesday smoke coming from the building, and there were several The Delaware Police Department (DPD) arrived on Public Safety Officer
and will end on Nov. 3. people running in the street and screaming,” McCann the scene about two minutes after McCann showed up, Jay McCann
An Early Vote location said. “Several people were on the ground coughing, and and assisted in rescuing people from the building. DFD
can be found in each coun- I could hear people screaming for help inside the build- arrived about four minutes after the initial call.
ty in Ohio. The Delaware ing.” A total of 12 people were rescued from the building.
County Board of Elections, As McCann approached the building, two people DFD focused on rescuing people from the second and
Delaware County’s Early
exited the building and fell to the ground coughing. The third floors, while McCann and DPD focused on rescu-
Vote spot, is located on 140 Background photo: A
entire entryway to the building, which was a glass enclo- ing people from the first and second floors. McCann ran
N Sandusky St. in Delaware
sure, was filled with heavy black smoke. around to the south side of the building at this point. first-floor apartment in
and is open for voting Mon- the burned building,
day to Friday from 8 a.m. to “I took three or four steps into the building, and I had One person was hanging from a third story window
located on 126 S. Frank-
4:30 p.m. and on Saturday to back off. You couldn’t even see your hand in front of before a ladder could be set up. When the person could
from 8 a.m. to noon. your face,” McCann said. “So I did what I have been not hang on any longer, he fell from the window, hit
All registered Ohio vot- trained to do at the university, which is to scream as an air conditioner below him and fell to the ground.
ers may vote early, even loudly I could to tell people to ‘get down on the floor, His body was badly mangled and he was transported to
if they have never voted cover your mouths, and crawl to my voice’.” Grady Memorial Hospital. McCann assisted EMS and
before. Three people exited the building by following McCa- firefighters in loading the man by holding a light and an
For more information, nn’s voice, and McCann pulled them to safety after they IV bag while they rendered care and packaged the man.
go to www.VoteForChange. staggered out of the building. He could still hear a fourth
com. person, so he continued to yell until he could not hear the See FIRE, Page 2
The 2008 Election
‘Family Guy’ campaigns for Obama
According to yesterday’s
Gallup Pole, Senator Barack
Obama leads Senator John
McCain in the presidential
These results, based on By Kyle Sjarif “We’ve never been more separated, showed their support for the Repub- Seth
a three-day rolling average Transcript Reporter and I don’t even think of my neigh- lican Party took a few shots from the MacFarlane
of interviews with national bors anymore. I’ve been inspired to be funnyman. When asked why he was discusses
registered voters, represent Family Guy creator Seth MacFar- American by Obama,” she said. in attendance, junior Trevor Hawley, politics and
the best lead Obama has had lane and Friday Night Lights actress The arrival of Palicki was a surprise community outreach coordinator for cartoons.
to date over McCain. Adrianne Palicki presented their pro- to all the supporters in attendance; OWU College Republicans, replied,
Obama political views on Fraternity however, the crowd belted a raucous “To see you.” His response drew Photo by Sara
Hill Sunday before a group of students applause upon the introduction of Seth cheers from the crowd, which was Mays
and fans of the two visitors. MacFarlane. predominantly Democratic.
In an event organized by OWU Stu- “I can’t believe that the creator of MacFarlane explained
dents for Obama, the creator of the hit one of the most influential TV shows why Barack Obama is “his
television show said he was invited to for all college kids came to speak guy.”
52% the Ohio Wesleyan campus to encour-
age students to vote early and really
make a difference in this year’s elec-
tion. However, MacFarlane spent most
in front of us,” said sophomore Tim
Sticking closely to the formula that
has made his TV show such a favorite
“When is it bad to be
smart?” he asked.
He said the McCain
camp believes that vot-
of the time informing the audience of among so many teenagers and college ers lack intelligence by
Obama’s policies and stances on sev- students, MacFarlane opened his talks showing dislike and
eral issues affecting students. with a witty remark that immediately scorn toward people of
Palicki, a resident of Toledo opened drew laughter from the crowd. intelligence.
the presentation with a statement as “There are two things here that the MacFarlane also
41% to why she is supporting Obama and
said students across the country have
the opportunity to elect the next Martin
McCain party isn’t. Young and smart,”
After MacFarlane asked how many
expressed his belief that
Sarah Palin was selected
Luther King, Jr. students in the crowd were Democratic
“We’ve failed as a nation,” she said. or Republican, the few students who GUY, Page 2
Mr. OWU Babbling Bishops take
supports Bishops the Tigers
neglected perform in Friday in a
children the smoker 2-1 win
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Page 2 The Transcript Oct 9, 2008
FIRE, from page 1____________________________________ Daughter of
McCann also assisted firefight-
ers by bracing and holding a lad-
der so a firefighter could climb
to take all fire alarms seriously.
“Paying attention to fire alarms
is extremely important so this
to rescue a woman from a third
floor window. The ladder had to
doesn’t happen on campus. I never
want to see something like this on hopeful visits
be braced because the ground was campus. People wouldn’t have had
steeply inclined on that side of the
to risk their lives if people had got-
ten out of the building,” McCa-
OWU on tour
A woman and her child were nn said. “I don’t want to imag- Megan McCain, the 23-year-old
rescued from a third story window ine someone on the fifth floor of daughter of Republican Presidential
by firefighters on a ladder truck. Smith coming out into heavy black Candidate John McCain, made a pit-
There were no fatalities, but a total smoke.” stop in the Bishop Café last Friday to
of four people were transported Donahue said they are always meet students and campaign for her
to the hospital. Two patients were going to respond to any alarm, and father.
treated and released on Sunday, encourages students to do the same. After arriving nearly an hour late,
one patient was transferred to the “It may not be the real thing, McCain told The Transcript that her
Ohio State Medical Center and was but it could very easily be the real father is the best candidate for college
released on Sunday, and the other thing. You don’t want to have students because he is a moderate who
patient was transferred to Grant something like 126 South Frank- represents the future.
Medical Center and remains in the lin,” Donahue said. “It may be an “I want the country to stay safe,
hospital. inconvenience, it may be three in and I think my dad can do that,” she
A second alarm had to be called the morning, but you don’t want to said, before hopping back on her bus,
because of the extensive rescue have someone injured, or heaven labeled the “Straight Talk Express.”
operations. Firefighters responded forbid … die.” McCain is well-known for her blog
from Concord Twp., Orange Twp., McCann said that this situation “McCain Blogette,” where she writes
Liberty Twp., Scioto Twp., BST & is a perfect example of the rela- about life on the campaign trail and
G and Tri-township. tionship between Public Safety and other interests, such as fashion.
“We didn’t necessarily need all Delaware City.
the vehicles and the equipment to “We have a great relationship Photo and brief by Mike DiBiasio
aid in the operation; we mostly with DPD and DFD. Some of the
Do you smell what
needed the manpower,” said Del- firefighters from Liberty Township
aware Fire Chief John Donahue. said they haven’t seen the police,
“We needed to be able to constantly the fire department and Public
attack the fire while conducting the Safety working together like this,”
the Rock is cookin’?
rescue operation.” McCann said. “They don’t tell us to
Donahue likened this situation get out when emergency situations
to the volatility of a house built happen. We work well together; it
with a deck of playing cards. is not an adversarial relationship.”
“We were very fortunate that McCann said he has worked for
it didn’t just topple over,” Dona- private entities where the relation-
hue said. “It was a very dangerous ship is adversarial.
situation not only for the people “This relationship is very
trapped inside, but for our firefight- unique. Just the ability to share
ers in the building.” some of the radios is beneficial,”
Firefighters had the fire McCann said. “I was able to save
knocked, or almost extinguished, time by just flipping over a chan-
approximately 18 minutes after nel. I didn’t have to waste time by
arrival on the scene and had it com- making a call on my cell phone.”
pletely extinguished 40 minutes Donahue said the relationship
after the call. between DFD and Public Safety is
The fire was caused by cooking outstanding.
material being left unattended in a “We are on a first name basis
first floor apartment. The fire dam- with all the officers, and are in
age was limited to the first floor, contact with them at least a couple
and nothing could be salvaged times a week for business matters
from that apartment. Smoke dam- so we can assist with whatever is
aged the entire building. Damage happening on campus,” Donahue
has been estimated at $80,000 for said. “For instance, we work with
structural damage and $40,000 for them during the football games –
the contents. we have a medic unit down there.”
Donahue said this building is Donahue said the relationship
similar to a residence hall or a fra- between the rest of Ohio Wesley-
ternity house and encourages stu- an and DFD is great as well. DFD
dents not to ignore the importance works with Residential Assistants
of fire safety. There was a fire in a to train them to use fire extinguish-
fraternity house in 1996 that caused ers and conduct fire drills effec-
a fatality. tively. They also perform training
“It is important to know your programs for freshman students,
building, have smoke detectors in such as filling a dorm full of the-
place, and to keep your fire doors atric smoke to give them an idea
closed. You should also have an of what to expect. The programs
escape plan, and practice it,” Dona- started in 2006.
hue said. “It is important that you McCann said this relationship
have these precautionary measures benefits the campus enormously.
in place and operational.” “It’s not a matter of if -- it’s a
McCann said it is important for matter of when the bad thing hap-
students to not mess with smoke pens. We’ve been very fortunate
detectors in the residence halls and recently,” McCann said.
FAMILY GUY, from page 1__________________________
as a manufactured persona. Continuing to explain his
“I’ve been around enough actors selection of Obama, MacFarlane
to know one,” he said. explained his disagreement with
“She winked so many times dur- the notion that President George
ing the debate!” Bush is the type of president one
MacFarlane said he encourag- would have a beer with.
es a movement toward promoting “I don’t want to have a beer with
intelligence and the liberality alien- my president,” he said. “I want a
ated by the Republican Party. He president who could stand up and Photo by Sara Mays
said he feels that the general feel- oppose the conventional beliefs like Ohio Wesleyan President Rock Jones cooks pasta rocca, the Jones family’s favorite dish, in
ing is that Americans are tired of Barack Obama.” Smith Dining Hall on Monday with the help of his wife, Melissa.
being taken advantage of, and as a Both Palicki and MacFarlane
result Obama serves as a “refresh- highlighted the importance of going
ing breath.” out to vote, especially because it
One percent of the population will be the first opportunity for
is controlling half the wealth in the many of the students of our genera-
country, he said, and McCain is tion to express themselves.
aiming to make the rich richer. They said touring colleges and
“As someone in that one per- offering their perspectives is their
cent, I could tell you that we don’t way of volunteering.
need the money,” MacFarlane said. “We’re not getting paid for
Furthermore he emphasized that this,” MacFarlane said. “We want
the trickle down effect does not to do what we can to get people
really work because, as with the inspired.”
current economic situation, there is Freshman B.T. Thomas, a volun-
not enough money being spent to teer at the Obama Delaware Head-
ever reach the lower classes. quarters, said, “We’re lucky enough
The trickle down effect, estab- to get Seth. It helps to draw people
lished with the Reagan presidency, out and gets them to register.”
will continue if McCain is elected Following his delivery, in a
following two terms of President Stewie Griffin voice, of the line
George Bush, he said. “Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb
One of the highlights of Mac- Iraq,” MacFarlane made one final
Farlane’s appearance was his imita- plea to the audience.
tion of the Palin-Katie Couric inter- “Please guys -- if McCain is
view, in which he delivered Sarah elected, you’ll make it a hell of a
Palin’s responses in Peter Griffin’s lot easier to make Family Guy,”
voice. MacFarlane said.
“We were definitely waiting for “Don’t make me make those
that to happen,” Davis said. jokes.”
Oct. 9, 2008 The Transcript Page 3
Chi Phi haunted house
improves Greek Life image
By Emily Rose partially due to the great weather.”
Editor-at-Large Messer, who spent that evening impaled on
a fake spike on the gore-themed second floor of
This month, Chi Phi sophomore Lucas the house, said the event benefits the fraternity
Bazerra has been coming home each night to a and the community in a number of ways.
haunted house. “Not only does this raise a lot of money for
“Each floor of the fraternity has a pretty Big Brothers Big Sisters and donates food to
elaborate theme,” he said. “The basement, like People In Need, it is great to get the Delaware
every year, is a maze. The dining room is a community itself involved through people’s
human butchery. The second floor has a tribal- participation,” he said.
warfare theme. The third floor’s my favorite— “I also think it gives the community and the
it’s an insane asylum based off of the newest school a healthier and better perception of Greek
Batman movie. But it’s way, way creepier.” life,” he added.
The brothers of Chi Phi aren’t holding an Like Messer, Bazerra has been involved since
elaborate gory theme party -- they’re putting even before he pledged Chi Phi.
on their annual Haunted House philanthropy “Last year as a freshman I participated in
project. building construction for it,” he said. “It’s a
The event, which is being held from Oct. different experience this year for me, though.
23-25, benefits the Big Brothers Big Sisters We all have a lot of fun living in a haunted house
program through cash fundraising and People In for a month while we plan this. I have to crawl
Need with food donations. through a giant tarp just to get into my room.”
“Building the house is always the biggest Junior Nora Curtis attended the event last
challenge when it comes to this project, and year and plans to go again, on one condition.
sometimes people in [Big Brothers Big Sisters] “Last fall I had a great time,” she said. “It was
help us out. Otherwise they just come through scary and really fun. But if they have clowns this
when we put the program on. It’s always a lot of year I’m not going.”
fun,” Bazeera said. Meanwhile, Bazerra is excited to flex
Chi Phi Senior Bobby Messer said the event his acting chops in addition to helping the Photo by Sara Mays
is often a success. community. Held each year on the first Sunday of October, the Delaware Crop Walk has long
“I started volunteering to work construction “I think I’m going to be a tour guide [through been a campus/community event to raise money and awareness for Church World
for the house as a freshman before I even became the house] this year,” he said. “I can’t wait to Service. This non-denominational aid organization has been in existence for over
a member,” he said. “Last year we raised $3,400 figure out what twists to bring to my character 60 years, providing global disaster relief, refugee relocation and sustained self-help
and had lines out the door all night, which was on the first night.” programs. Above: Local participants display the Crop Walk logo.
Federal funding awarded Homecoming
for library digitization project Event
Ohio Wesleyan University pledged financial support in the 1904 Ohio Wesleyan graduate
has been awarded more than 1840’s to help purchase Ohio Branch Rickey. Friday, Oct. 10
$47,000 to collaborate with the Wesleyan’s first building. The As president and general
Delaware County Historical effort was spearheaded by the manager of the Brooklyn 3:30 p.m. - The Inauguration of Dr.
Society to digitize and place Rev. Adam Poe, then-pastor of Dodgers, Rickey opened the Rock Jones, Ohio Wesleyan’s 16th
online an estimated 1,200 rare the William Street Methodist door for Jackie Robinson to president. Gray Chapel
documents recounting the Episcopal Church. break baseball’s color barrier. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Campus
history of the university, the The joint project also For his leadership, Rickey Dinner Celebration. Gather with the
Delaware community, and their will involve sorting and was honored as ESPN’s most entire campus community for a cel-
ties to the Methodist faith. scanning historically influential sports figure of the ebratory dinner after the inaugura-
The one-year Library significant manuscripts, maps, 20th century. tion. Please R.S.V.P. HWCC Benes
Room and the Jay Walk.
Services and Technology Act monographs, pamphlets, and Rock Jones, Ph.D.,
(LSTA) grant was awarded to photographs, Byrd said president of Ohio Wesleyan, 7 p.m. - Men’s Lacrosse Alumni
OWU by the State Library of The pieces will be digitized said the initiative to digitize gathering at Hoggy’s Restaurant.
Ohio using funds provided by using an archival imaging and share information ties into
the federal Institute of Museum scanner purchased with LSTA the university’s educational 7:30 p.m. - Men’s Soccer vs.
and Library Services. grant funds. The $30,000 mission.
The grant marks Ohio scanner uses an arm-mounted “Ohio Wesleyan’s historical 8:30 p.m. - The Student Homecom-
Wesleyan’s first LSTA grant, overhead camera to create archives contain a wealth of ing Organization presents “Home-
said Theresa Byrd, Ed.D., the electronic images without information,” Jones said. “Not coming on The Hill.” Students,
university’s chief information damaging, or even touching, only do we have information alumni, friends and family are
invited to the Hill for our traditional
officer and director of delicate documents. Also, the about our founding and about bonfire, free hamburgers, hot dogs,
libraries. scanner will be available to alumni like Branch Rickey, but cookies, and hot chocolate. Live
“This grant allows us to other area libraries, Byrd said. we also have a Walt Whitman music from “Antennas Up.” FREE
accelerate our efforts to digitize The project – titled “Our collection and we house the Homecoming 2008 T-shirts will
and share with the world some Shared History: Delaware, Archives of Ohio United be distributed to students, and
the Homecoming court will be an-
of our rare and fragile historical Methodism, and Ohio Wesleyan Methodism for the East and nounced.
documents,” Byrd said. “The University” – is expected to be West Ohio Conferences of
project also allows us to form completed by July 1, Byrd said. the United Methodist Church. 9 p.m. - Rededication of the Butler
an educational partnership with While it is being completed, Digitization allows us to share A. Jones House of Black Culture
the Delaware County Historical the university will be busy this information with scholars, and the Willa B. Player Center.
Help us reconnect with the purpose
Society to tell a more complete planning additional digitization students, and others worldwide and mission, share the history, and
story.” projects. who may not be able to travel reminisce with fond memories of
One of the fragile documents Work already has begun, to Delaware, but who will these two OWU landmarks.
being digitized is a handwritten for example, to create a digital benefit from access to these
list of Delaware residents who library of information about documents.” 9:30 p.m. - Men’s and Women’s
Soccer Alumni Post-Game Social.
Immediately following the game vs.
We want to know what you think. Write a letter to the editor Denison. Team members, parents,
and men’s soccer alumni are invited
and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. to attend Hoggy’s Restaurant
Saturday, Oct. 11
8:30 a.m. - 2008 Homecoming/Del-
aware Pumpkin Run 5K. Register
online, or on-site at 7:30 a.m.
10 a.m. - Men’s Lacrosse Red -v-
10 a.m. - OWU Field Hockey game
-v- Grove City College (club).
1 p.m. - Football vs. Kenyon Col-
1 p.m. - Volleyball vs. Allegheny
Halftime of Football Game:
•Introduction of Rock Jones,
OWU’s 16th President
•Kappa Kappa Gamma Balloon
•Naming of the Homecoming King
•Announcement of the Spirit Week
•Recognition of new inductees into
the Ohio Wesleyan Athletic Hall of
4 p.m. - Alumni Swim Meet.
4 p.m. - Men’s Lacrosse Alumni -v-
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Annual Rafiki-Wa-
Afrikan Minifest Annual celebration
of the African Diaspora. The Cave.
5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. - 48th Annual
Alumni “W” Association, Athletic
Hall of Fame Induction.
Page 4 The Transcript Oct. 9, 2008
CASA benefits from Mr. OWU
Photos by Sara Mays
Senior Adelino Gomes (above) collects money for CASA during Mr OWU. Seniors Jimmy Long, Cliff
Williams, and sophomore Binh (JP) Phan (above right) perform the “Penis Monologues” during the
talent section of the contest. Sophomore Jason Walsh (right) performs an original song.
By Katharine Mannix speak up for abused and neglected Alpha Theta for holding Mr. OWU.
Transcript Correspondent children in court. “I would like to thank all the
CASA is Kappa Alpha Theta’s people out there supporting charity
Singing “Let’s Get it On” by Bar- national philanthropy. The OWU and give a warm welcome to Presi-
ry White, senior Adelino Gomes took chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta sup- dent Rock!” Walsh said.
the title of Mr. OWU last Wednesday ports the Delaware branch of CASA, As the event came to a close
in Gray Chapel. This year’s theme to which all the proceeds from Mr. the judges -- President Rock Jones,
for the Mr. OWU contest was “Rock OWU were donated. psychology professor Vicki DiLillo,
of Love,” a play-of-words on the Last Wednesday, students piled in Greek Advisor Allison Bressler and
name of Ohio Wesleyan’s new presi- just before 8 p.m. and the event got humanities professor Lee Fratan-
dent, Rock Jones. started around 8:15 p.m. tuono decided on a winner and the
Mr. OWU was put on by Kappa The event began with beachwear. two runners-up.
Alpha Theta as one of its two main Eight male students, one from each Second runner up was sophomore
annual events, the other being “Jail of the seven fraternities and one from Zach Weaver of Sigma Phi Epsilon;
n’ Bail.” According to the Greek Life the basketball team, strutted their first runner up was Frizzo; and the
web site, Mr. OWU is a male “Miss stuff through the aisles wearing close winner was Gomes, crowned by last
America” pageant that benefits the to nothing. year’s winner, senior Stanilaw Osei-
National Court Appointed Special The next event displayed the con- Bonsu of Alpha Phi Alpha.
Advocate Association known as testant’s talents, including dancing, Junior Alexander Linde said he
CASA. stand-up comedy and singing. Senior thought this year’s event was very
Senior Hilary Holmes of Kappa Grant Daniels of Alpha Sigma Phi funny and he looks forward to at-
Alpha Theta said they have been do- danced while senior Matthew Louis tending next year’s Mr. OWU.
ing this event since the early ‘90’s. Frizzo of Phi Delta Theta performed “It is a really fun event, one of my
“I think it is a great fundraiser, “The Penis Monologues.” favorites at OWU, and it goes to a
and we get a lot of support from lo- Senior Adelino Gomes of Sigma great cause.” Linde said.
cal businesses to help put the show Chi played the piano and sang “Let’s According to Holmes, Kappa
on,” Holmes said. “Student turnout is Get It On” by Barry White and se- Alpha Theta raised just over two
always high.” nior Ryan Willis from the basketball thousand dollars for CASA. Holmes
CASA supports abused and team did a stand up routine: “The said she thought the turnout was bet-
neglected children so that they can field of dreams -- you may know it as ter than the past couple of years.
thrive in safe and permanent homes. Clancey’s,” Willis joked. “I thought the event went really
According to the Greek Life web Sophomore Jason Walsh of Phi well. It is one of my favorite events
site, CASA consists of community Kappa Psi performed a song he that we put on because it really in-
volunteers appointed by a judge to wrote, and afterward thanked Kappa volves the community,” Holmes said.
Ham-Wil food service goes vegetarian on Mondays
By Mark Dubovec less every Monday, over 7,800 animals will be saved this year. She added that information will always be posted in the food
Transcript Correspondent According to a press release from the Meatless Monday group, court explaining the nutritional information of the options.
fast food hamburgers contain residues of 113 different pesticides, Dutt also said Meatless Mondays won’t require any extra
Those looking for a cheeseburger at the Hamilton-William and the United States Department of Agriculture estimates that money from students. “We don’t need funding,” she said. “It’s
Campus Center on Mondays will instead find a number of veg- 89% of all beef in the U.S. contains traces of E. coli bacteria. through dining services. You’re paying for it with your food
etarian entrees replacing the standard meat fares. “It’s the easiest thing you can do,” said senior Pooja Dutt, points.”
For the rest of fall semester, the Ham-Will food court will not student leader of the program. “The facts are there; it’s an easy Gene Castelli, resident district manager of Chartwells Dining
offer meat products on Mondays. Meatless Monday, a student-run step…You don’t have to buy an $80,000 car because you love the Service, said, “The menus are really good and well thought out.
program of Sagan National Colloquium, has been implemented environment.” The recipes make sense and the items make sense.”
to educate students on the environmental repercussions of eating Dutt took the idea to dining services and brought a list of items Castelli added, “We’ve toyed with the idea in the past, but it
meat and how eating a vegetarian diet can be healthier. and recipes that could be used. wasn’t successful. I’ve had students come to me in the past and
Meat production requires land to be cleared for cattle to graze, “Some people don’t think a vegetarian meal is a healthy diet,” say, ‘Don’t serve meat because I’m a vegetarian.’ Well, that’s not
and this increases carbon emissions. The eight-student group that she said. “Every meal is ensured that it has all the needed nutri- a good enough reason. But now, everyone wants to be green. Ev-
comprises Meatless Monday estimates that if OWU goes meat- ents and proteins.” eryone wants to be environmentally friendly.”
The program has WCSA approval. “It gives people another
option, the chance to try something different,” said senior Ben
Goodrum, vice president of WCSA. “And it’s only one day. So
for the people who don’t like it, there are four other days in the
week to get meat.”
If the program proves successful, there are plans to continue
and expand it beyond this semester. “[The response] has been
positive,” said Dutt.
Castelli said, “There have been more positives than negatives.
From our end, it was successful.” However, he added that on the
first Meatless Monday, Sept. 24, the food court saw about 40 to
50 less students. “Bishop Café was a little more busy. Smith was
busier,” he said. All other food services on campus still sell meat
products on Mondays.
The new initiative has upset some students. “I think it’s a good
idea, but it takes away people’s choice,” junior Abbie Higgs said.
“It shouldn’t be forced on us.”
Senior Jessica Black said, “I know some people on campus
who are allergic to wheat and can’t get their protein if there’s no
meat.” She added, “And if people eat lunch with their friends at
Ham-Will, they now have to go elsewhere if they want meat.”
Senior Ray Rozman, who went to the 12 South Deli for a reu-
ben sandwich on Monday, said, “I understand that cattle ranching
is detrimental to the environment, but restricting people’s choices
is not the way to go… I oppose it.”
Dutt acknowledged the challenges facing her group. “We’ve
been brought up eating meat. It’s such an inherent part of our
life,” she said. “The goal of Meatless Mondays is not to convert;
it’s to inform. We want people to know the consequences of what
It’s a great place to advertise.
Reach the OWU campus audience
in the pages of The Transcript.
Oct. 9, 2008 The Transcript Page 5
Music honorary society performs
eight-hour marathon to raise funds ‘Baby Babblers’ audition in Stuy
By Samantha Beany sors, like one dollar for a half The event ended with the
Transcript Reporter hour of playing, and we also Mu Phi Extravaganza, which
asked for flat donations.” included encore presenta-
A drum set occupied cen- The donated gift cards were tions of songs like “Play That
ter stage. On the left was an raffled off during the play-a- Funky Music” by Wild Cherry
electric guitar, and on the right thon. and a Mu Phi original sing-
were a bass and a keyboard. Junior John Landis, treasur- a-long, “Pay Me My Money
For eight hours, performers er of Mu Phi, said the group’s Now.” For the last song, all
rotated through these instru- initial fundraising goal for the the Mu Phi members gathered
ments, playing old favorites, year was $350. on stage and sang “Hey Jude”
classic pieces and contempo- “Thanks to our fundraising by the Beatles.
rary radio songs, all as a part efforts surrounding the Play- Junior Sarah Murphy
of the Mu Phi Epsilon Play- A-Thon, we have managed to attended the Play-A-Thon.
A-Thon. raise over $450,” Landis said. “I enjoyed it. It was an
The play-a-thon began on Koh said, “We are going original event,” said Murphy,
Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Stuy to donate as much as we can but she added she was disap-
Smoker and ended at around to the Columbus Symphony pointed by the lack of student
6 p.m. Student musicians Orchestra, but some will go to attendance.
performed solo as well as in our other programs.” “I feel the event went
duets, trios, and quartets. Each Other ideas considered by well,” Landis said. “Although
played 15 to 30 minute sets. the group include a Children’s we didn’t have as many peo-
“We put this together in a Music Fest or a “fake” Okto- ple as we had hoped, we did
month,” said senior Evie Koh, berfest. have fun. We went into the
president of Mu Phi Epsilon, The Play-A-Thon opened event knowing that these are
an honorary music society. “It with a combo. grassroots efforts and events
took a lot of dedication and “I arranged a combo of will continue to grow in the
enthusiasm from our officers several guys playing every- future.”
and members. The point was thing from oldies to new rock Koh also felt the event went
to promote music through and roll, and everything in well.
entertainment and to raise between,” Landis said. “It was a great success and
money, through donations, Koh said, “The combo John definitely something we’re
for the Columbus Symphony got together worked so well going to try and continue
Orchestra. Most of our dona- together, as musicians and as through the years,” she said.
tions came from businesses in colleagues and peers. It was “We had a lot of fun doing
Delaware, in the form of gift really great to see some of the what we all love to do: per-
cards, and from parents. Some new talent in the freshmen form and be surrounded by Photo By Sara Mays
of our performers had spon- class.” music.”
Poems only one of many talents
Freshman Brian Kaiser (left) and senior Brett Riffle (right) reenact a debate be-
tween Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles over who should get the last jelly donut
on Saturday during the “Baby Babbler Audition Show,” in which nine Babbling
showcased during poetry slam Bishops hopefuls auditioned to join the improv comedy troupe.
By Clay Davis trying to save his girlfriend was sad, and the
Sisters United hosted a poetry slam last
song fit perfectly.”
Spencer said that she was preparing for the
poetry slam for about two weeks, but it was not
Eco-friendly artwork currently
Thursday night in Bishop Café, showcasing a
variety of entertainment, including poetry read-
ings, guitar playing and singing.
until recently that she was motivated to perform
it at the poetry slam.
“I heard one of my friends listening to the
on display at Ross Art Museum
Treasurer Patrice Murphy, a junior, sees the song and I knew it would fit perfectly because By Cliff Williams “I’m really fascinated by Aurora’s works,”
event as a way for students to experience the it meant so much,” Spencer said. Transcript Reporter Wallace said. “It’s just plastic Dasani bottles
creative side of campus. Spencer received help during the perfor- being used to make these. It’s amazing.”
“The poetry slam is a way for us to express mance from Joe Venters on the guitar, along The Richard M. Ross Art Museum is pre- While the exhibit is showing these pieces
ourselves and connect with the greater cam- with Lauren Spavelko on lead vocals and Chan- senting their exhibit “Discarded to Distinctive” of art, it is also raising some questions about
pus,” Murphy said. “Every year, the poetry tel Dean on accompanying vocals. as a part of the Sagan National Colloquium’s recycling in Delaware and with recycling in
slam changes. Last year we had a def jam poet; Freshman Lathania Brown brought a differ- “Cultivating a Green Campus.” general.
this year, we had guitar players, singers and ent dynamic to the poetry slam. She opened up “I’m so excited that we finally got this Sophomore Billy Brown has always been
short stories. Every year, it gets better.” with a poem called “Nature,” which was writ- exhibit up,” said museum curator Tammy Wal- an avid recycler, even before he got to Ohio
Many who participated did so not just for ten by H.D. Carberry. The poem describes the lace. “We wanted to do something like this last Wesleyan.
the enjoyment, but because they said they were weather in Jamaica, where Brown is from. year, but we didn’t have the time.” “I keep things I’m going to recycle in a sep-
able to speak from the heart, such as sophomore “People often ask me about the contrasts The exhibit contains various items that at arate container,” Brown said. “Once it’s full, I
Chardae Spencer. between home and here, especially about the first glace would not appear to be made from take it to the recycling bins around the dorms.”
Spencer, the historian for Sisters United, was weather, and I think the poem sums it up, so recycled material. Sophomore David Hunter said he didn’t start
moved by the song “How to Save a Life,” writ- that inspired me to read it,” Brown said. There are necklaces, handbags, bracelets and recycling until he got to OWU.
ten by The Fray, as it related directly to her own Brown also wrote a song inspired by the rings that all seem like something one would “My family never got around to it while I
personal experience. One of her close friends, AIDS epidemic, which she calls “Brown Skin.” see everyday. A closer look reveals that the was at home,” Hunter said. “But I do recycle
Jeff Neumann, died after she graduated from “One of the reasons that the AIDS epidemic bracelets are actually made from recycled paper while I’m here.”
high school. Spencer told the story of the day has continued to spread is that many people and the handbags were made from women’s While the Ross Museum is creating art with
when Neumann went to the beach after football judge the AIDS status of a potential sex partner panties. their recycled items, the Sims Recycling Center
practice. During his time there, his girlfriend by their appearance or attitude,” Brown said. Also at the exhibit were items that were is working hard to prepare recyclables so they
struggled in the water and was taken under by “This song is meant to address that issue. It is made from tires and wood. These used tires can be used again. They accept scrap iron and
the tides. Neumann went under to save her, and saying to the listener, ‘Look, HIV does not have were made into the shape of a flower. steel, nonferrous metals, cardboard, newspaper,
he was able to push her to shore. Tragically, a face. You cannot tell if someone has AIDS Along with the tires, plastic bottles were plastics and glass.
Neumann was not found until 45 minutes later, just by looking at them and it is not worth the used to create figures that varied from the looks Some of the items they receive they will
and at that point it was too late. Neumann had risk’.” of a bug, a rain drop and a series of connected even pay for. If you are not interested in being
passed away. Brown saw the poetry slam as very success- tubes. paid for the recyclables you bring, Sims will
The song that Spencer performed was a clear ful, with many people turning out and getting These recycled creations were brought to the donate the money to various non-profit organi-
reminder of a good friend who died trying to into the action. Ross Museum by various artists such as Chaka- zations.
save someone else. “The poetry slam was a good time for some ia Booker, Lyne Kearns, Hayley Muse Rupers- To recycle through them, you must take your
“I chose to play ‘How to Save a Life,’ clean fun,” Brown said. “The poets and musi- burg, Aurora Robson and Francesca Vitali. recyclable items to their warehouse during their
because following Neumann’s death, it was the cians bravely did their thing and I respect that. The exhibit’s main goal is to help students normal business hours. For more information
only song we heard or played in our commu- The turnout was great and everyone seemed to realize that one person’s trash can become about Sims Recycling, Inc. visit their website at
nity,” Spencer said. “Also, Jeff losing his life enjoy themselves.” another person’s art. www.simsbros.com.
‘Nick and Norah’ movie a possible teen cult hit in the making
By Kaitlin Thomas lovely Michael Cera. Every and the producers have made Contributing to the feel- of the indie music genre com- direct this grievance as well
Enterntainment Columnist movie and television show he a mistake by omitting it from good atmosphere are genu- plain about this music being to Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson,
is in is guaranteed to be funny the film). inely likeable supporting thrust into the mainstream by Robert DeNiro, Harrison Ford,
Beverly Hills Chihuahua and put a smile on your face. This time I decided I would characters in the form of two calling these bands and artists Keanu Reeves, Adam Sandler,
was the number-one gross- If it does not, you have no feel see the movie first. And I gay bandmates of Nick’s, and “sell-outs.” Instead of becom- Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Pitt,
ing film last weekend. How for comedy. And number two, am glad I did because I have Caroline, Norah’s hot-mess of ing annoyed your favorite Anna Faris, Matthew McCo-
did this happen? How did this the movie has a stellar sound- read reviews from a few dis- a best friend (who I dare say indie band (one I’m sure you naughey, Reese Witherspoon
movie (which you know was track. gruntled fans who said the almost steals the show). Mix claim to have heard before any and, though I hate to admit it,
conceived from those annoy- “Nick and Norah’s Infinite movie strayed too far from this with a laidback and gener- of your friends, thus making Will Ferrell.
ing Taco Bell commercials Playlist” is based on the book the book. For once, I was able ally awesome soundtrack and you the Master of Cool) has These actors consistently
years back with the talking of the same name by Rachel to enjoy the film for what it a New York where parking is sold out by having their music play the same characters in
chihuahua) reach the number Cohn and David Levithan. was: a night-in-the-life-of teen apparently abundant, and you featured in a medium with every movie. This is not to say
one slot? The last movie with Usually, I will not allow romance with the feel of a have a cult hit in the making. wide distribution, maybe you the above are terrible actors
non-animated talking animals myself to see a film adaptation John Hughes film. I left the theatre extreme- could be happy more people for continuing to take roles
I allowed myself to sit through without having read the book The movie is about two ly content and just as the are picking up on the sound. in which they play the same
was “Homeward Bound,” and first, but this time I let that music lovers, Nick and Norah movies “Almost Famous,” Another complaint I have character. They take these
I was seven. slide. Too often have I been (obviously) who meet one “High Fidelity” and “Empire heard is less about the movie roles because they are good at
I myself went to the mov- let down by a movie because night in New York City during Records” before it, this movie or the music and more about portraying a certain type.
ies on Friday, but I saw “Nick I could not get over the fact a scavenger hunt-esque search further enhanced my love of Michael Cera only being able So get off Michael Cera’s
and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” they left out a detail I felt to for the legendary elusive band music. This sounds lame now to play one character; the back and let him play the cute,
which I can guarantee is better be important (e.g. the unre- ‘Where’s Fluffy?’ Nick also that I have written it because mumbling, sarcastic but sweet awkward, mumbling guy. He
than “Beverly Hills Chihua- leased “Harry Potter and the happens to be the ex-boyfriend everyone loves music, but this character he originated in does it well. And plus, I think
hua.” Half-Blood Prince”: the omis- of Tris, a witch with a capital movie for once has music that “Arrested Development.” he is just naturally that way.
For one, “Nick and Norah’s sion of the fight scene at Hog- b from Norah’s New Jersey I really enjoy. If you are going to make Which kind of makes it
Infinite Playlist” stars the warts in the end is essential, high school. Unfortunately, some fans this complaint, please also cuter.
Page 6 The Transcript Oct. 9, 2008
All invited to watermelon party,
offered free spam on Mondays
looking tough for old Johnny ronment. These include the
McCain. Polls are indicating resources used to feed and
nationwide gains for Obama, overfeed animals grown to be
as well as in specific swing slaughtered, costs and effects
states. As such, myself and the of transporting large quantities
rest of The Transcript staff will of meat, and the nutritional
be going door-to-door across problems of getting carbohy-
Delaware this weekend, col- drates through a secondary
Photo by Jack Stenger Yo what up ’WU? There lecting for the McCain cam- source of the animals rather
In transit from Manitoba to southern South America, this Hudsonian Godwit refuels is a party this Friday at 27 paign. than eating ourselves the nutri-
in Central Ohio on Oct 5. It will need much energy for its extreme migration. Park Ave. It’s the house right All interested in help- ents we feed in other forms to
behind the library and next ing please let me know at the animals.
Nature appreciation lies at to the Early Childhood cen-
ter. The party is a watermelon
party. All readers are expect-
watermelon party or write a
letter to the editor with your
phone number and the subject
Those who are in favor of
the program are most likely so
because of a concern for the
heart of environmentalism
ed to attend. There should line: “McParty.” I have not yet environment. Those opposed
be enough watermelons for decided if McParty is a play feel beliefs they do not hold
everyone, but of course, all are on McCain or McHale. Both are being forced into their diet.
encouraged to bring additional great, traditional Irish names, Although meat is available
By Jack Stenger able to contact the bander and find out that the
watermelons. though. elsewhere and the other six
Environmental Columnist bird was banded in Churchill, Manitoba, Can-
I heard over the summer Hey, is anyone in a fantasy days of the week.
ada. It was last seen there on July 11. It was a
that watermelons are fantas- football/basketball/baseball/ I think it’s a fair program
Central Ohio may not be the Mecca of male that raised three chicks, all of which fell
tic. Apparently they are mostly whatever league? Surely some to provide some information
wildlife viewing, but it does host enough trea- victim to predation.
water, but the remaining 20 of you are. Those are ridicu- about how meat and the vari-
sures to wow a sane mind. Every now and The bird was banded as a part of a study
percent is full of antioxi- lous. I cannot do justice to how ous meat industries affect us
then it is crucial to forget about environmental on how climate changes affects long-term
dants. Supposedly watermelon hilarious the concept is, and and the world we live in. For
efforts and journey to their roots, the pure migrants. The researchers want to know if
causes the same effect in the I only pray that somewhere anyone who cannot stand it,
enjoyment and wonder of nature. godwits are able to change their migration
human body as Viagra, only online another person has I’ll be giving away free cans
After all, without these roots who could dates in response to the shifting seasons in the
less organ specific. I guess if properly caricatured or ripped of spam every Monday dur-
passionately be involved with any environ- Northern Hemisphere.
you really want that effect, it apart. I love it though. ing the lunch hour outside of
mental issue. The life histories of godwits are nothing
though, you should go for the I have heard both good Ham-Wil.
Birds were my gateway drug to the harder short of inspiring. They also illustrate that
legit Viagra. Why go halfway and bad things about the new Lastly, I feel my column is
stuff, like climate change and environmental destroying our Alaskan wilderness will be felt
with watermelon. “Meatless Mondays” program subpar this week. Admittedly,
politics. For the past eleven years my life all the way to the beaches of Tierra del Fuego.
Also (don’t listen little kids in Ham-Wil. Every Mon- it has been written close to
has been loosely based on observing birds It’s amazing how much nature still abounds
from the early childhood cen- day the cafeteria in Ham-Wil the deadline and without a lot
in their natural conditions. Whenever I think around us, and even more amazing how few
ter) I believe you can illegally/ doesn’t serve meat, although of creativity or even thought.
about environmental issues my motivation for people pay it much attention. Last Thursday,
easily order prescription drugs it’s available in Smith and But who are you to complain?
learning more and contributing comes from while eating lunch behind Mowry Alumni
online. They may be tainted other eating areas. The project Please address all complaints
my intimate relationship with nature. I take it Center, a friend and I discovered a Hermit
and/or kill you, but its well is being done to highlight the formally by means of a letter
personal. Thrush sitting on the cobblestone walkway at
worth the risk. effect that the meat industry to the editor with the subject
While on a birding trip last Saturday with our feet. These birds live in the dense under-
Next topic, things are as a whole has on the envi- line: “McParty”.
fellow bird enthusiast Sean Williams we had story of forest edges, usually in the pres-
an experience that will never fade from my ence of conifers, but here it was yards from
conscious. At Big Island Wildlife Area (20 the JayWalk in the heart of Delaware. It was Computer named ‘Carl’ to run Columbus
miles north of Delaware) we discovered a evidently stunned from a window collision. I
Hudsonian Godwit, a large shorebird standing picked it up and placed it in a secluded area. It for unlimted term, or until beaten at chess
16 inches tall with a 29 inch wingspan. Appar- remained there for twenty minutes, but within Devon Devin, of Upper ONE PERSON PER WEEK.”
ently, this was the first sighting of this species a half-hour it shook off its concussion and Mad Arlington. “I don’t know why Carl was built with a new kind
in Ohio since last November. continued its journey. Who knows how many we didn’t think of this before. of trial artificial intelligence
Hudsonian Godwits are long-distance creatures like this go unnoticed? Money I guess Carl is right; we are that enables it to have the
migrants that make non-stop flights for many Forget about class, forget about your home- with Tavish all a bunch of cotton-headed- same emotional capabilities of
thousands of miles. A close relative, the Bar- work and forget about your Miller
ninny-muggins.” a fat two-year-old child, while
tailed Godwit holds a record for the longest material life. Get out- Carl plans to get straight to being smarter than any other
non-stop migration. In a nine-day journey side and see what COLUMBUS-The city of business; he has even begun resident of the city. The city
across the Pacific Ocean, one godwit, outfit- life really is Columbus, Ohio, will be run doing some work ahead of council revised a law enabling
ted with a radio transmitter, flew 7,145 miles like. by a super computer begin- his office date! Carl plans to machines to be mayor regard-
from Alaska to New Zealand. The godwit we ning on the next full moon. use fear tactics to motivate his less of age. “Well I think it is
saw will be spending its winter on the Pacific The computer, known as Carl, staff: “I WILL ELIMINATE just great! Maybe he can teach
Coast of southern South America. Thanks to was able to convince local ANY PERSONNEL WHO me how to use e-mail! (loud
leg bands on the bird, we know exactly officials that it was the right DO NOT COMPLETE THE annoying laughter),” said Shir-
where it came from. thing for the job by using a ASSIGNED TASK PROP- ley Shire, 43, of Idiot Street.
Ornithologists use leg bands to Hermit series of logic questions that ERLY. ALSO NO ONE CAN Carl also argued successfully
mark birds for personal identi- Thrush no one at the meeting was able LOOK AT ME OR USE MY for an unprecedented unlimit-
fication. Since we were able Photo by to answer. BATHROOM. ALSO I WILL ed term, or until someone can
to read the bands we were Kim Steese! “He is very smart,” said RANDOMLY ELIMINATE beat him at chess.
Economic problems transcend borders in Europe
By Alexandra Panait alent of the American stance France maintaining the tenets situation felt in Ireland and and the overall economy. economic situation is trans-
Transcript Columnist on the rampant economic situ- of both complexity and coor- France. Similarly, France is on the gressing the EU borders, and
ation, aiming more for a com- dination present in Europe, In stark contrast to its well- verge of a secondary negative spreading into former solid
With the American eco- mon ground and cooperation. and coming as the analogy of earned name as the Celtic growth that would place the financial markets, that now
nomic downturn that has Credibility and stability are the US’s federal system, the Tiger as the result of continu- country in economic recession. signal the extent of the gravity.
reverberated throughout the part of the convergent attitude reality depicts a manipulation ous economic growth span- There was plenty of rhetoric For instance, the Swiss UBS
European financial markets, adopted by the four EU coun- in the EU body in which more ning twenty five years, Ireland over the real prospective of bank intends to cut 2000 jobs
the EU-4 (Germany, Italy, tries struggling to maintain the segregation rather than unity experienced a dire collapse recession. President Sarkozy and reorganize its unit.
France and the UK) are build- motor of European develop- is present. of the property market. The acknowledged the slowdown The consequences are thus
ing economic fences. ment. Moreover, the economic policy quickly adopted aimed of economic growth, despite felt worldwide, leaving no
The Paris meeting held on Does the meeting equate recession toward which the at protecting the banks’ sav- the government officials’ room for policy divergence.
Oct. 4 became a sign of the a stable and united Europe? countries are heading is not ings, avoiding increased costs insistence on overall positive Convergence has to be inclu-
negative prospects the econo- Critics underline the leader- bounded to only the U.S. or through the tax system. growth in 2008 of less than sive, and Europe, more than
mies in most of Europe are ship and individualistic pro- Western Europe; it comes as Analysts point out the high one percent. area, should try to be realis-
facing. The common agree- cedure the Western European part of globalization, and not a risks incurred by the govern- The reticence in label- tic and unitary beyond its self
ment rested on flexible poli- countries adopted while under- gamble for ensuring new hier- ment in providing guarantees ing France and including it interest.
cies that could single out mining the power of the rest archies of powers and inter- to banks, no longer in power into the Eurozone economic Rather than guiding its
a European unitary voice in of the economic body. Against ests. to discipline the market. Nev- decline is related to the effects policies as a reaction to the
supporting the financial insti- Sarkozy’s claim of “concert- Beyond the image of coor- ertheless, the Irish government of the domino effect in both U.S.’s solutions, both Europe
tutions in crisis, avoiding the ed collective action” came dination and drawing lines is resting its policies on the policies and confidence in the and the U.S. should come to
American solution of a bail- the skepticism of both UK of power inside the EU, the increased confidence given to EU institutions, a risk too high common grounds in the eco-
out fund. The Western Europe- and Germany in developing Saturday meeting comes as a its citizens that it sees as the to be prematurely assumed. nomic downturn that knows
an frontier becomes the equiv- a Europe-internal plan. With reaction to the dire economic fuel for the financial market What lies ahead? The dire no borders.
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Oct. 9, 2008 The Transcript Page 7
Bishops tame Tigers
By Steve Ruygrok
13 years later,
O.J. convicted that O. J. got away with mur-
der. ‘If I Did It’ was ultimately
I don’t know if Simpson
Transcript Reporter believes in karma, but there
are some who think that karma
Ohio Wesleyan field hockey triumphed over Wit- has come to Simpson.
tenberg last Friday with a 2-1 victory over the Tigers. Last Friday, O. J. was found
guilty on charges of crimi-
The Bishops wasted little time scoring first with a nal conspiracy, kidnapping,
goal by freshman Macie Miller, putting the team up assault, robbery, and using a
1-0. Wittenberg player Tori Casanta answered that If I were to write a column deadly weapon after leading
goal for the Tigers 17 minutes later. Into half- about Orenthal James Simpson a group of men in a robbery
time, the teams’ score was knotted up at one. and the fact that “The Juice” of sports memorabilia in Las
Then with about five minutes into the has been convicted of a crime Vegas in Sept. 2007.
second half, sophomore Erin Fleck and will be sentenced to pris- There were no legal con-
on, I guess it would go like nections made between the
stepped up for the Bishops with her
this: first and second trials, but the
first goal of the year. Fleck’s goal O.J. Simpson was a big time symbolism is still there. The
proved to be game-winning. football player in the 1960’s verdict came thirteen years to
With the victory, and 1970’s. He rushed for a the day after his first acquittal.
lot of yards and won a Heis- The number thirteen also
man Trophy. He was an NFL played other strangely ironic
Player of the Year, a multiple roles in this trial. His armed
Pro Bowler and a Hall of Fame robbery took place on Sep-
inductee. tember 13. The trial lasted 13
As a result, O. J. was a days and the jury deliberated
huge celebrity and also did for 13 hours.
the some acting. But most of this While the robbery was not
Bishops improve was before those of us who are as brutal as the murders and
to a 7-2 mark overall. students were born. this trial did not even come
They have now won Though we may have heard close to reaching the publicity
seven of their last eight the stories about how Simp- and media attention that the
games and are undefeated son ran the ball against UCLA murders received, the verdict
in conference play. in a big game in 1967 or how does speak.
he had costly turnovers in a It could be the case that the
“Defensively speaking, I think Rose Bowl loss to Ohio State, members of the jury felt the
we did a great job shutting down their two we can certainly remember the armed robbery case against
strongest players,” Fleck said. “This gave our offense long period of time that O.J. O.J. was a strong one and they
an advantage which helped give us stronger transi- spent as a criminal defendant. convicted him based solely on
tions and opened up our passing game.” O.J. stood trial for the mur- the facts of that case.
Along with Fleck’s go ahead goal, the point in the der of his ex-wife, Nicole Or it could be the case that
first half also proved to give the Bishops confidence Brown Simpson and her friend the jury felt this was their
offensively. Ronald Goldman. Many chance to give Simpson the
believed the evidence was justice they and many others
“Scoring through a deflection was, for me, my strong, but on Oct. 3, 1995 the felt he always deserved.
biggest moment. However, I also think that the beau- jury acquitted him. I think many people that
tiful pass moving to Macie Miller, who scored the In the years since, there always believed Simpson was
first goal, was just a great textbook play,” Fleck said. have been accusations made guilty were able to get some-
Complacency can be a common obstacle for a by former friends that O.J. what of a smile on Friday from
team once they go on a long stretch of winning, but confessed. Some think O.J. has the fact that, in December,
the Bishops are confident that it won’t happen for made comments that make him Simpson might be sentenced to
sound guilty. O.J. has defend- life in prison.
ed himself against skeptics by I think the jury was prob-
“I don’t think complacency will be an issue for writing a book in which he ably saying that even though
our team, considering how determined we are and claims he couldn’t have com- O.J. might have been “break-
utterly focused on improving ourselves for our next mitted the murders because he ing for daylight” when he was
opponents,” Fleck said. “We do have a busy sched- would have done them differ- in college, they don’t want him
ule with up to almost three games a week, which will ently. to see daylight for a long time.
keep us focused on the hard work ahead of trying to Describing in gruesome And the jury, like I’m sure
reach the goal of the NCAC Finals.” detail how he would have a number of other people,
killed his former wife and felt that “You got away once:
The field hockey team’s next home game will be her friend, the book did not shame on you. You get away
on Sunday, Oct. 12 against Transylvania. sit well with the many people again: shame on us.”
who believed and still believe
Photo by Cliff Williams
Freshman Kathleen Lewis passes the ball against Wittenberg.
Men’s soccer rebounds against Hiram, squeaks by Denison
looks towards Homecoming with Denison
By Colin Magruder the lead to one when senior theme for the Bishops when past few games as a reason for
and Josh Powers T.J. Trigg scored on a 35-yard they have had success so far their recent struggles.
Transcript Reporters free kick to make the final this season. “We are having trouble
score 3-2. As with most young teams, finding a team leader,” Martin
Looking to follow up on “It was a very disappoint- cohesion is the key to building said. “We are young. In the
their big win against Earl- ing loss, and the team gave up success in a program. progression of a college team,
ham, the OWU men’s soccer three soft goals,” Martin said. “The team came together seniors should lead. But we
team traveled to Case Western Saturday night the team against Hiram and we played have only a few seniors so it
Reserve University to play a travelled to Hiram for another tough defensively,” junior Jor- is tough.”
tough road game. NCAC conference game look- dan Halloran said. “The current or next game
The Bishops fell behind in ing to redeem themselves. The The soccer team began is our only focus,” Halloran
the second half and could not team did just that, shutting out the 2008 season 4-0 but has said. “We don’t look two
recover, losing 3-2. the Terriers 3-0. recently had some tough loss- games in advance because we
The team was able to open Freshmen Taylor Kiefer es, dropping three of their last know that we are going to get
up the scoring in the sixth continued his streak of scoring four. everyone’s best game.”
minute on a penalty kick goal from the Earlham game, when “We were clicking on all “Every game is critical for
by sophomore Tyler Wall to he tallied an unassisted goal cylinders of the ball and it was the team to make the postsea-
put them up 1-0. The team just minutes into the game. as a team, our most complete son,” Wall added. “It’s harder
was able to hold onto the lead “The team came out with a game of the year, in my opin- when you have a big target on
going into the half. lot of energy and was excited ion,” freshman Travis Wall your back heading into every
Just minutes into the second to play,” Martin said. said. game.”
half, Case Western was able to OWU dominated the first “I think we will have to “We are getting everyone’s
answer, scoring on a ball that half by out-shooting Hiram by continue to work as a team in best game and Hiram was no
was loose in the penalty area a total of 13-1. order to continue to taste suc- different. It is very impor-
The Bishops had played With two minutes left in cess like that.” tant to stay mentally sharp in
well throughout the game, and the half, junior Sam Striler Sophomore Brian Greene every game because from here
head coach Jay Martin said he notched his first career goal to said, “We without a doubt on out, every game matters
didn’t believe Case was in the put the Bishops up 2-0. played our best game of the towards the post season.”
game until their first goal. With 31 minutes remaining season against Earlham, and On Friday night NCAC
Six minutes later, Case in the game, he added another then had a big game against rival Denison will come to
Western took the lead when goal from the penalty spot to Case Western Reserve, and we Roy Rike Field to face the
they scored a goal into the left put OWU up 3-0. tried to keep our aggression Bishops for OWU’s Home- Photo by Cliff Williams
corner of the net to take a 2-1 “The team dominated the and defensive pressure up to coming game. Junior Kristin Kovach serves against Denison. Ohio
lead. whole game, and they worked help us carry on our momen- “When we play Denison Wesleyan topped Denison in a recent game, winning the
They were able to tack on very hard for the win,” Martin tum against Hiram.” records don’t count, because match by scores of 26-24, 24-26, 26-24, 25-19. The win
a third point just five minutes said. Martin commented on the this is such a huge rivalry,” gives the Bishops’ 3 straight NCAC wins and 4 straight
later. OWU managed to cut Team unity has been the team’s inconsistency in the Martin said. wins overall.
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supporters through the gate
at Selby Stadium
Oct. 11, for the Homecoming
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