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February 10, 2010                                                                           Ottawa University | www.oucampus.org | Ottawa, KS | Vol. 126 | Issue 9


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                                                                                                                  GOD’S CALLING
                                                                                                                  Sophomore Charley Worthey creates
                                                                                                                  religious Youtube videos. NEWS, PAGE 3

 The Campus                              Customers should try being patient.                                                                                    FORUM, PAGE 5            IN THE
UNIVERSITY NEWS                                                                                                                                                                          KNOW
Student’s car destroyed in blaze
                                                                                                                                                                                         1
By AMANDA ROSEBERRY              missing. Frey was at a                 Police found the car at                                                                                                 The US
Editor-in-chief                  friend’s house on Rock               8 p.m. Jan. 22 on Indiana                                                                                                 House
By CEVIONA TAYLOR                Creek Road.                          Road burnt completely, so                                                                                                 will vote
Staff writer                       She contacted law en-              the car was inoperable.                                                                                                   tomor-
  Leah Frey knew she was         forcement, and they sent a             According to a police re-                                                                                        row to pos-
changing cultures when           sheriff’s officer out.               port, the vehicle was de-                                                                                          sibly raise the
she moved from St. Louis           Frey and a group of                stroyed by the fire.
                                 friends organized a search             Frey couldn’t believe                                                                                            national debt
to Ottawa. She didn’t know
she would be surprised by        party to look for the car            something like this would                                                                                          by $1.9 trillion,
some of the similarities.        that night.                          happen in a small town en-                                                                                         according to
  At about 4 a.m Jan. 21,          She said there were about          vironment.                                                                                                         msnbc.com
Frey realized her green          eight cars and 15 friends              “If my car was taken in
                                                                                                                                                                      Submitted Photo
1992 Saturn SL, manual,          driving around to see if                                                 Leah Frey’s car was burnt beyond any use after being taken from a friends
with Missouri tags was           they could find the car.            Please see FREY, PAGE 3              house on Jan. 21.




Dance
helps                                                                                                                          FLASH
Haiti                                                                                                                          MOB                                                        2
                                                                                                                                                                                                The Kan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                sas legis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                lature is
                                                                                                                                                                                                consider-
                                                                                                                                                                                         ing a bill that

relief                                                                                                                                                                                   would overturn
                                                                                                                                                                                         local smoking
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                                                                                                                                                                                         ing to cjonline.

effort                                                                                                                                                                                   com.


By CYRUS OLIVER II
Web master
  Helping others doesn’t
have to be a chore.
                                                                                                                                                                                          3     Former
                                                                                                                                                                                                Alaska
                                                                                                                                                                                                Gov.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Sarah Palin
  Ottawa      locals      and                                                                                                                                                            says she is con-
students alike were able to                                                                                                                                                              sidering a run
pitch in to relief efforts for
Haiti survivors Saturday
at    the    Haiti     Relief
                                   Group re-enacts video in local                                                                                                                        for president
                                                                                                                                                                                         in 2012, CNN.
                                                                                                                                                                                         com reports.
Fundraiser Dance.
  The event was hosted
by Prairie State BBQ
                                   Walgreens; joke just ‘misunderstood’
at the Ottawa Country
Club. A $10 entry fee was                                                                                 By DANIELLE JURSKI                     cerned some of the town
charged at the door, but                                                                                  Managing editor                        and have caused many peo-
all proceeds are being                                                                                      It started with a banned             ple to shed negative light
donated to a good cause:                                                                                  YouTube video and a sense              on Pritchett and those who
helping the victims and                                                                                   of humor.                              were involved.
survivors of the Haiti                                                                                      The flash mob, started                 In an editorial published
earthquake.                                                                                               by sophomore Matthew                   in the Ottawa Herald on
  Perhaps most surprising                                                                                 Pritchett, has been the talk           Jan. 28, Pritchett was called
is the fact the event was                                                                                 on campus and in the com-              a “loser crying for atten-
organized by local high                                                                                   munity since it happened               tion” and was just “like any
schooler Kelley Rosey,                                                                                    three weeks ago.                       frustrated child acting out.”
a student from Pilgrim                                                                                      Based off a banned Xbox                However, instead of re-



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Bible Academy.                                                                                            360 ad, its purpose is to get          sponding to the editori-
  Rosey, like many people,                                                                                a group of people together             als written, Pritchett just                     Apple
wanted to aid victims of                                                                                  to shoot finger guns at each           shrugged it off.                                recently
the earthquake that has                                                                                   other, fall to the ground, get           “It was taken out of con-                     released
left over 200,000 dead and                                                                                up and leave the area.                 text by the town,” he said.                     its new
millions homeless.                                                                                          “I think it was a success,”          “I laughed. It’s a small                 iPad. More
  “I just wanted to do                                                      Thomas Richmond| The Campus   Pritchett said. “It’s was just         town when everyone’s                     than 200 mil-
something        meaningful      Top: Matthew Pritchett leads flash mob group away from Walmart.          students having fun and                phones go off and your                   lion already
that allowed people to                                                                                    making memories.”                      story is all over the news
                                 Above: Members of flash mob point fingers at each other in Walgreens,                                                                                    have been
                                 waiting for their cue to yell and run out.                                 Memories that have con-                                                       sold.
Please see HAITI, PAGE 3
                                                                                                                                               Please see MOB, PAGE 2



Senior core classes help students grow                                                                                                                                                   5      The FDA
                                                                                                                                                                                                is looking
                                                                                                                                                                                                at re-
Future graduates take final classes serious, aim for high grades                                                                                                                                structur-
                                                                                                                                                                                         ing the serving
By DANIELLE JURSKI               topic.                               must defend and state both           ence I will more than likely done again so that makes                         sizes that are
Managing editor                    Groups consist of be-              sides of their topic.                never forget,” Brad Crow, my attitude better.”                                listed on food
Before graduating, each          tween 4 to 5 members and               And at a time when grad-           senior, said. “In our case,    But that doesn’t mean                          items, accord-
student must complete se-        all must agree on a topic            uation is just around the            senior core produces a lot that he’s just brushing it                         ing to msnbc.
nior core, a group problem-      before the next steps can            corner, stress levels can            of stress for a group of four off.                                            com.
solving course that brings       be taken. Required for this          reach a new high for stu-            members to manage. I           “I’m not taking it lightly, I
students together on one         project are papers and pre-          dents and their groups.              know that it has been done,
                                 sentations which the group             “I know it’s an experi-            can be done and will be Please see CORE, PAGE 2


  NEWS, PAGE 3
  Q&A WITH
                                                            NEWS, PAGE 3

                                                            INTERVIEW DAY                                                   WEB FEATURES                                                 INDEX

                                                                                                                            VIDEO, PHOTOS
                                                                                                                                                                                         News.............1-3
                                                                                                                                                                                         Forum............4-5
  VINCENT SAWYER.                                           COSMC-KC day set for
                                                            Feb. 23. Students given                                         Videos interview with Leah Frey
                                                                                                                                                                                         Sports............6-7
                                                                                                                                                                                         Lowdown.......8-9
                                                                                                                            about her vehicle geting stolen.                             Spotlight........10
  Find out what
  made OU a good
                                                            opportunity to speak to
  fit for Sawyer.                                           potential employers.                                            Adventures in Faith members visit                            CONTACT US
                                                                                                                            campus and talk about Christ in                              Questions? Comments?
                                                             Photos and more inside today’s                                 their life stories.                                          ounewspaper@gmail.com

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  THIS
  WEEK
                          MLK gala fun time for all involved
 10       WEDNESDAY           Community, college
 King and Queen
 Voting
                              focus for winter ball
                          By Ceviona Taylor                     submitting her plan to the
 CFA 8 to 9 p.m.          Staff writer                          MLK committee about her


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                            OU students danced the              ideas and the event itself.
           THURSDAY       night away and helped the             She also asked Student
                          community.                            Senate for the funds to
 Faculty Work-              The MLK Gala, hosted                help with decorations and
 shop- No afternoon       by Student Senate and the             decided on decorations
 classes                  Adawe LifePlan Center                 that could be used for other
                          was held on Jan. 22 to finish         organizations and events.
 King and Queen           off Martin Luther King Jr.              “It was an amazing event.
                          week.                                 I didn’t attend last year
 Voting                                                         but I’m very happy that I
                            Admission to the ball was
                          a canned food item to be              attended this year. I really
 Chapel 11 a.m.           donated to local food banks           enjoyed myself,” Breanna
                          within the community.                 Jones said.
 Surge 7:30 to 10           The Gala was a chance for             The event was well
 p.m.                     students to come together             thought out, planned, and
                          to remember and celebrate             proven to be successful.

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                          with each other.                        “I thought the canned
            FRIDAY                                              goods was one way
                            This is the second year
                          for the event. Last year,             students could give back
 Student Payday           the Gala was around the               to the community,” Foster
                          time of President Obama’s             said.      “I was looking
 Last day to with-        inauguration. Dr. Dennis              forward        to     students
 draw without             Tyner was the for the event           spending time together and
 transcript note          for the second year and               having fun while dressed
                          thought it was successful.            up because there’s not a lot

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                          Tyner has been a DJ since             of activities to do.”
           SUNDAY                                                 Because of its success
                          1978 and had done many
                          private parties during that           this year, faculty plan on
 Valentines’s Day         time.                                 improving next year when
                            “I enjoy doing it, and I            the event is hosted.
 Student Apprecia-        think it’s a component that             “Next year I would like
 tion Week                is missing at school,” Tyner          to take it to the next level,
                          said.                                 maybe have the dance
 Sunday Night Wor-          There were refreshments,            followed by a dinner,”
                          drinks, and beautifully               Tyner said. “We need to
 ship 9 p.m.
                          decorated tables to set the           get things on campus for
                          décor of the cafeteria. This          students to do. I went to a
 SAC Movie Night 10       event was organized and               military college and there
 p.m.                     planned by Tisha Foster.              were four formal balls a
                            “Tisha does a great job             year. It was a good turn

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Sara Humm | The Campus
           MONDAY         with that,” Tyner said.               out.”                             Freshmen Sammy Sala, Tonya Monteer and Ron Morton dance the night away at the MLK Gala.
                            Foster      started      by                                           Canned food items were collected at the door for a local food bank.
  President’s Day



                          Night classes create advantages, disadvantages
  Student Apprecia-
  tion Week

  Cash Machine
  noon to 1 p.m.              By Datoria West                   and late sleep-wake sched-         Some students feel like              Monique Carson is also              so much smaller than that
                              Staff writer                      ules.                            a night class would take             taking world geography                of the morning and after-
  Praise Band               Though some students                  This suggests that a dis-      away from some of the                and thought that despite              noon classes I actually be-
                          prefer morning and after-             agreement among their            activities they may want             the fact the class is late and        come more involved, learn
  practice 5 to 6:30
                          noon classes, others like             sleep-wake cycles and the        to participate in during             bit tiring, there are advan-          a little more, pay more
  p.m.                                                          morning class schedules.         the late class hours. Kiera          tages to night class.                 attention, and ask more
                          the option of night classes.
                            Even though night class-              “I am currently taking a       Wilson is one of these stu-            “I really don’t feel as if          questions,” Carson said.
  Gospel Choir 6:30       es have an advantage of               two hour and 45 minute           dents.                               we have the disadvantage                Depending on the stu-
  to 7:30 p.m.            smaller class size, sleep             night class, which is world        “I would like to study             but we have the advan-                dent and if they consider
                          schedules can be affected.            geography,” Chanel Wat-          or be in bed by seven and            tage considering the better           themselves a morning per-
                            According to Science-               kins, sophomore, said. “I        would really prefer morn-            atmosphere of the night               son or a night owl. If they
  SEE YOUR EVENT                                                feel as if the night students    ing classes over night               class,” Carson said.                  have other activities they
  Contact The Cam-        daily.com, evening ori-
                          ented students show sleep             are at a disadvantage            classes,” Wilson said.                 Smaller class size can              wouldn’t want the night
  pus to get your
                          debt during the week,                 when it comes to morn-             The night classes on the           lead to more class involve-           class interfering with, then
  event featured on
                          sleep compensation dur-               ing and afternoon classes        Ottawa University campus             ment and more in-depth                the preferment of the class
  the This Week cal-
                          ing weekends, sleep-wake              versus night class alone         tend to be a smaller and             class discussion.                     choice may vary.
  endar of events.
                          schedule      irregularities,         because our day is pretty        can create a more efficient            “Because the environ-
                                                                much never over.”                learning environment.                ment of the night class is




Ottawa flash mob creates uproar in community
OU students take on                “Some people have rec-         It’s in the past; people
                                 ognized me and thought           need to let it go. No one
local business in fun            it was a fun idea,” he said.     was harmed, no one has
FROM PAGE 1                         Victoria Boor, first year     problems with it except
                                 physical education major         those who didn’t under-
because a bunch of kids          agrees.                          stand what it was about.”
walk into Walgreens.”              “It was fun and a way            An understanding that
  Students seem to be in         to get everyone out,” she        students seem to think
agreement that brushing          said. “It was also one of        is needed to make judg-
the negative comments off        the coolest things I’ve          ments.
was the right thing to do.       seen.”                             “It didn’t do any harm,”
  “I think it would’ve just        The university has also        Jeannin said. “I think a lot
stirred up the pot, causing      responded to the flash           of people reacted nega-
even more responses to           mob.                             tively before they knew
that,” Christina Jeannin,          “We’ve talked to the           what really happened.”
first year from Leaven-          people in charge of the            As for what Pritchett is
worth said.                      flash mob organization,”         planning next, he smiles
  Pritchett does however,        Tom Taldo, interim dean          and ads to expect the un-
think that the flash mob         of student affairs said. “It     expected. For now, some
was taken out of context         did not help build com-          students agree that they’d
because the community            munity relations. I think        be on board if there were
just didn’t understand.          it was a learning process        another event.
  “Of course you’re going        for our students. A lot            “If I had the option, I’d
to get more reaction in a        of students here learned         do it again,” Boor said. “I
small town,” he said. “If        how to handle situations         think it was just kids hav-
people just don’t under-         better next time.”               ing fun and it was harm-
stand what it is, it’s ex-         Even though there were         less.”
pected that they’re going        a lot of what if’s after the       And she isn’t the only
to be bothered by it.”           act happened, Pritchett is       one.
  But not all of the reac-       leaving them at just that.         “I would participate                                                                                           Thomas Richmond| The Campus
tions Pritchett has gotten         “What if’s are exactly         it something like this          Students sprawl out on the floor after pretending to be shot. Flash Mob took over Walgreens Jan. 21.
have been negative.              what they are, what if’s.        again,” Jeannin said.




Senior core classes help students grow as teams
                                 prayer in schools.                 Decisions that some stu-      attend a ‘Core Board,’               “I don’t really like the con-         because of traveling, ex-
Group projects help
                                   “I really want to let          dents feel are suddenly         where they will defend               cept of the course.”                  penses and location,” she
students learn to                people know that just be-        pushed upon them.               and answer questions in                Senior Erin Michaels is             said. “Our paper will in-
develop cohesively               cause prayer is banned             “When you enroll here,        front of Hedlund and a               working with a group that             clude cost benefits, advan-
                                 in schools doesn’t mean          core courses aren’t really      designated professor.                is focusing on childcare              tages, and the need for it.”
FROM PAGE 1                      that they can’t pray or talk     talked about,” Jill Francis,      But not everyone thinks            in the work place. Her                   Once groups present in
know it’s my final class I       about God,” he said.             junior psychology ma-           that senior core is an effec-        group hopes to propose a              front of a core group, all
need to pass,” he said. “I         Senior core tutor is Cork-     jor said. “You just come        tive group project.                  childcare service on cam-             members receive the same
need it to move on with          ie Hedlund, who provides         across it when it hap-            “In any group project,             pus for children and stu-             grade. Members must re-
my life.”                        assistance to students and       pens.”                          you’re going to have some            dents who have children.              ceive a C or better to pass.
 Crow’s group has decid-         guidance as the group              Once the final paper is       people that work more                  “Child care is an issue
ed to focus on the topic of      makes decisions.                 written, students must          than others,” Francis said.          that parents struggle with
 The Campus | February 10, 2010 | www.oucampus.org                                                                                                                                  PAGE 3 | News


Worthey finds calling on YouTube
Internet
enables
student
to share
By SARA HUMM
News editor

  Charley Worthey says he
has found his calling from
God.
  Worthey,       sophomore
religion major, has been
making YouTube videos
for a year to inform others
about his view on religion
and popular issues.
  He says he is doing a
mission that he feels is
what God wants him to
do.
  “So many people in to-
day’s world are trying to
destroy Christianity. ,”
Worthey said. “I want to
refute those arguments
against Christianity. I
want to give people faith
and hope.”
                                                                                                                                                                                           Sara Humm | The Campus
  He tackles controver-         Sophomore Charley Worthey makes a YouTube video for his channel that is based around religious topics. Worthey’s videos can be found under his YouTube name, JesusLovinBuddy.
sial topics and gives his
Christian perspective on
evolution, pornography,
premarital sex, the Bible        “I don’t have a good               research and gets advice            him in the right direction          tive comments and people             has power in his deliv-
and other issues.               background with religion            from Richard Menninger,             so he has correct informa-          bashing me but I just re-            ery,” Menninger said.
  “Evolution is currently       so when I watch one of his          professor of religion and           tion,” Menninger said.              spect them for their opin-            Chambers says Worthey
my favorite topic to talk       videos it gives me a better         department chair.                     Even though Worthey               ion and ask them to re-              supports his claims with
about because it is the         understanding of God’s                Menninger said he had             does research and has stu-          spect me,” Worthey said.             research and logic.
most interesting to me,”        messages,”      Chambers            Worthey in classes and              dents, professors, people             Menninger     said   he             “Charley makes valid
he said.                        said.                               started giving him in-              interested in religion and          thinks Worthey presents              arguments,”     Chambers
  Junior elementary edu-         Worthey spends time                sight on certain issues that        others that watch all of his        himself     professionally           said. “My perspective has
cation major Hannah             researching topics before           Worthey wanted to make              videos, he says not every-          and appropriately in the             changed in some ways
Chambers likes watching         making a video about it.            videos about.                       one is welcoming of the             videos he makes.                     and the videos have given
Worthey’s videos because        He watches other videos,              “I give him sources, go           information he presents.              “Charley comes across              me more to think about
they teach her something.       reads books, does internet          over questions and head               “I’ve gotten many nega-           with a loving spirit and             with certain topics.”




Haiti reminder Group supports campus artists
Fundraiser benefits             out a mass e-mail to all               By JOSHUA VAIL                     Ngoh said that Cogno-               and I said ‘That’s Gucci,’         have an e-mail group ev-
                                OU students and faculty,”              Forum editor                       scenti is not a new organi-         she said.                          eryone has everyone’s e-
those left displaced            Paine said, “The event                   Jessica Henderson want-          zation.                               Erika Marksbury, assis-          mails, and we’re going to
following earthquake            really catered to that                 ed to publish a book of              “Cognoscenti has been             tant professor of humani-          share our work through
                                crowd, too.”                           poems, but got more than           on campus on and off                ties, said that she was first      e-mails as well.”
FROM PAGE 1                       Proceeds from the dance              she bargained for.                 for years now,” she said.           involved with Cogno-                 Henderson said that she
donate money, but also          are still being counted.                 Henderson,       freshman        “We’re just trying to reen-         scenti as a student.               hopes to improve her own
realize it’s both fun and         Tickets were handed                  communication major, is            ergize it, and we’re trying           “Part of what the group          writing skills through
satisfying to help with         out at the beginning of                the president of Cogno-            to shift the focus a little         wants to take up is the            constructive criticism, as
humanitarian       efforts,”    the event for a raffle of              scenti, an organization            bit to make it more open            publication of the liter-          well as taking part in pro-
Rosey said.                     a guitar provided by                   on campus that supports            to all artists, not just writ-      ary journal,” she said.            ducing a professional and
  Rosey     received    the     Ottawa Music.                          writers and other artists          ers.”                               “I’ve been involved with           well put together literary
idea to start a fundraiser        Edwin Ponder, senior,                among the students and               Henderson said that               that for the last couple of        journal.
from      Ottawa      High      was among those in                     faculty.                           her involvement with the            years, but for the most              “We want to put a lot of
School faculty and began        attendance.                              Sarah Ngoh, Adawe                group started when she              part I’ve just been a par-         focus into that, and also
enlisting help from friends       “I thought it was                    Lifeplan Center Adviser            told Ngoh about her in-             ticipant and sort of an in-        to do some spoken word
and family to spread the        brilliant, the way it was              and adviser of the group,          terest in writing a book of         terested observer.”                events, have an overall
word and make it happen.        organized,” Ponder said,               said that Cognoscenti’s            poems.                                Ngoh said that the liter-        platform for people to ex-
  Ottawa         University     “The food was really                   name comes from Latin                She was told about Co-            ary journal will showcase          press what they do,” she
student Audrey Paine,           good, there was a lot of                 “Persons who have su-            gnoscenti and how they              work from faculty and              said.
sophomore, was one of           socializing going on and               perior knowledge and               were trying to bring it             staff as well as students, in        Henderson said that she
those friends.                  community bonding, and                 understanding of a par-            back to the surface at that         artwork and photography            hopes many people will
  “I was asked to help          we all knew that it was                ticular field such as the          time.                               as well as writing.                join Cognoscenti.
invite people and create        done for the sake of the               fine arts or literature,” she        “I was like ‘yeah I’ll join,’       “We are planning to                “It will be a great experi-
awareness for the Haiti         less fortunate – so it was a           said.                              and she was like ‘I think           meet every two weeks in            ence,” she said.
Relief Dance, so I sent         very powerful event.”                                                     you should be president’            person,” she said. “We




Interview day provides opportunity for students
By CYRUS OLIVER II              at the KCI Expo Center in           said. “Businesses attend            by and allows companies              ministration, Aflac, Ed-              Laurel Brock, sopho-
Web master                      Kansas City, MO.                    this event with the aspi-           to rank which students               ward Jones and Health-              more, may not attend the
  OU students have a new          Susan Webb, director of           rations of hiring students          would most likely fit their          care Services Group.                event, but plans to in the
job opportunity waiting         career services, believes           for entry level positions           criteria.                             Brent      Clancy,     se-         future.
for them.                       the event holds great               within their companies.”              While 27 of the partici-           nior, thinks events like              “I’m not graduating in
  COSMC-KC Interview            promise for graduating                Students must sign up             pating companies are in-             COSMC-KC are positive               May so there’s not really a
Day starts Feb. 23 and al-      seniors.                            for the event online where          terviewing for full-time             opportunities.                      career opportunity avail-
lows students from nine           “Students    graduating           they submit their back-             jobs; actual job positions            “Even if you don’t walk            able for me there.” Brock
different universities – Ot-    and looking for positions           ground, interests, and re-          are only offered to seniors.         away with a job, it allows          said. “I might go to find a
tawa University included        in sales, management, and           sumé.                               Juniors and lower level              you to gain experience of           summer internship posi-
– to speak with several         information technology                This information is used          students are welcome to              the interviewing process.”          tion though.”
potential employers face-       should get involved with            to allow students a chance          apply for internships.               Clancy said. “An inter-               Students interested in
to-face in a controlled set-    this because it is an op-           to prioritize which com-              Some of the companies              view can make or break a            going to COMSC-KC can
ting.                           portunity to obtain imme-           panies they specifically            attending include Target             potential employee, so the          either car pool or ride
  The event will take place     diate employment,” Webb             want to be interviewed              Stores, Social Security Ad-          more practice the better.”          with Webb.




Frey says car was stolen                                                                                        Q&A
                                                                                                          With Vincent Sawyer                                           What’s your least favorite thing
                                                                                                                                                                        about the school?
Vehicle found in                exactly.”                           Frey was forced to take
                                  Along with her car, Frey          out another loan to work               Throughout the semester,                                     The cost and lack of stu-
county; sheriff’s               lost several other items,           on getting a new car.
                                including CDs, T-shirts, a            “I’m not going to let                The Campus will feature                                      dent involvement with on
office investigates                                                                                                                                                     campus activities.
                                GPS and her iPod.                   this bring me down that                various students at Ottawa
FROM PAGE 1                       “It’s hard getting rides          much,” Frey said. “I’m go-
St. Louis, I wouldn’t have      from friends and things,”           ing on that trip.”
                                                                                                           University. This week, we                                    What’s your favorite OU memory?
batted an eye,” Frey said.      Frey said.                            Currently, Frey is work-             are featuring Vincent Saw-
“It was a curveball not           Her car was given to her          ing to find who exactly
                                                                                                                                                                        When I first stepped on
                                                                                                           yer, sophomore accounting
expected. We were in the        from her dad’s friend in            did this.                                                                                           campus and realized I actu-
middle of nowhere.”             high school.                          “I have been working
                                                                                                           and religion major at OU.
                                                                                                                                                                        ally made it to college.
  Lt. Jeff Curry said the ex-     “We put about a thou-             with a detective named
act cause of the fire is un-    sand dollars on the car,            Bob Moews, who is with                 Why did you choose Ottawa University?                        How do you want to be remem-
known, but it is believed       but we basically acquired           the sheriff’s department              I wanted to get far from home to experi-
to be arson.                    it for free,” Frey said. “I’d       here in Ottawa,” Frey                 ence different cultures and play football.                    bered after graduating?
  “Cars are built out of        estimate the value to be            said.                                                                                               As an example of Christ
accelerants,” Curry said.       about $2,500 before the               Curry said there have               What activities are you involved with?                        and a true friend that you
“It’s not like a house          burning.”                           been no arrests, but the
where you can find just           Trying to save money              sheriff’s department does             BSU, CFA, FCA, Surge, Football                                can come to about any
one. It’s hard to determine     for a trip to Scotland,             have a few leads.                     and Biology club                                              situation.
F
                                                                                                     WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

                                                                                                    BUZZER BEATER
                                                                                                     Sophomore Kiki Smith makes winning shot
                                                                                                     with 1.6 seconds to go. SPORTS, PAGE 6

                                       CHEER AND DANCE IMPROVE FOR FUTURE.                                                                                                 SPORTS, PAGE 7


  The Forum                            Five Ottawa University football players named to All-American honors list.                                                      SPORTS, PAGE 6

 STAFF EDITORIAL



Students should welcome alumni




                                                                                                                                                 Cyrus Oliver II | The Campus




Past graduates deserve thanks for supporting university in many ways
  Giving isn’t a trait that   dormitories, in the gym      that 8 a.m. chem. lab,           the time out of their                                            and we should.
one is born with.             or on the field.             or writing our 26-page           schedules to spend                                                 This is not because it’s
  It’s learned and
developed all throughout
one’s life.
                                But, it’s more than just
                              a name that these past
                              students of OU have
                                                           Senior Core paper; it’s
                                                           an accomplishment to
                                                           graduate.
                                                                                            time with us or to give
                                                                                            the money that they’ve
                                                                                            worked so hard for to the
                                                                                                                           “   No matter how much
                                                                                                                               we hate going to ACE
                                                                                                                               events, waking up for
                                                                                                                                                             important to respect those
                                                                                                                                                             that were here before us.
                                                                                                                                                             It is also to learn from
  For those who have          given us.                      It’s an honor to be            building of a new library          that 8 a.m. chem. lab,        their experiences, which
graduated and given back        They give each student     something that OU is             is extremely generous.             or writing our 26-page        can help in our college
to Ottawa University, we      hope to be something         proud of. We need to               The alums that keep              senior core paper, it’s       life and future careers.
think it’s time to extend     bigger and better and        remember that the OU             returning year after               an accomplishment to            We as students don’t
a long overdue nod of         to have the opportunity      family is always proud           year have a love for this          graduate.”                    own this campus.
thanks.                       to give back to the          of its graduates. And that       school.                                                             We share it, and need
  Alumni have come and        university themselves.       those past graduates are           They were once               but now as adults, they           to be thankful for those
gone.                           No matter how much         proud of us as well as the       20-something college           are able to share their life      sharing with us.
  Some have left traces       we hate going to ACE         university.                      students who had the           stories with us, if we give
in the hall of fame,          events, waking up for          For people to take             same experiences we do,        them the time to hear it,          Editorial Staff can be reached at
                                                                                                                                                              ounewspaper@gmail.com




Jurski: Facebook not worth time, energy
Social networks no substitute for real, meaningful social interactions
  I do not have a Face-                                      But one of the main rea-       really just that ‘strangely’   is that Facebook isn’t            to or waste time on. On
book.                                                      sons I decided to skip out       interested in my life. And     going anywhere. But               top of being addicted to
  I think it’s logical rea-                 MANAGING       on Facebook is simple. I         I don’t want to feel bad       for now, I’m going to             shoes, caffeine and the
soning on my part – I                        EDITOR        hate the line, ‘oh yeah,         when I’ve skipped a day        continue to talk to my            fact I’m so easily distract-
speak to my friends in                                     I think we’re Facebook           on the site and forgot         well-connected group of           ed, I can’t really juggle
person, via the phone                                      friends.’ I also strongly        your birthday or ignore        friends whose relation-           Facebook on top of that.
or texting. The people I       DANIELLE JURSKI             dislike the line ‘oh, I’ll       your requests to play          ship I value more than              But it should be noted,
want to talk to, I do.                                     just Facebook you.’              Farmville or Fishville.        the number of Facebook            I’m not doing it to be dif-
  But I have a real ques-     where people think you         I almost think it’s as silly     Honestly, I’d rather be      friends I have                    ferent. However, I realize
tion for those consumed       are who you’re connected     as asking for someone’s          asked in person than via         But it goes both ways.          that’s probably what most
by the site. What’s the       with. It’s bad enough        number and saying ‘I’ll          Facebook chat things           In a way, what some               people think about the
logic for having so many      to do this in person, but    call you’ and really hav-        about my life. I’d rather      people put on Facebook,           situation. But at least
friends on Facebook?          via the interweb is just     ing no intention other           a person stop me and ask       I have no interest in. I          they’re asking me in per-
What sort of meaningful       sad. You’re friends with     than just trying to be           what I’m listening to rath-    don’t care about how              son why I decide not to
interaction do you have       people for a reason, and     friendly towards them.           er than check my music         many pictures were taken          conform to what society
with these people?            Facebook kind blurs that       Plus, if I met you via         interests. And I’d much        of you this weekend               tells me I must have as a
  I’m sure you have Face-     line, really.                Facebook or am limited           rather a person find out       while you were passed             social lubricant.
book friends that never         I also find it funny       to Facebook only inter-          more ‘about me’ by get-        out on your floor, or that          Plus, if I get curious
comment on your status,       and sad that Facebook        action, I probably don’t         ting to know me instead        you just really love and          about someone on Face-
and you certainly don’t       has been banned in sev-      want to be friends with          of just checking that sec-     can’t live without your           book, you surely know
comment on theirs. So         eral countries including     you, anyway.                     tion as well.                  significant other.                things about their person-
why bother if you’re nev-     China, Iran, Syria and         It’s also liberating. I          Yes, I know, I can hide        I can see that in person        al life and can tell me.
er looking at their page,     Vietnam. It’s also been      don’t want to have to            all of these things on         when you look hungover
or for that matter, have      banned from many places      worry about hiding my            Facebook. But then             in class or you’re mackin’
                                                                                                                                                              Danielle Jurski can be reached at
never even met them be-       of work to discourage        life from my future em-          there’s really no point to     by Ward Science Hall.
                                                                                                                                                              danielle-jurski@student.ottawa.
fore?                         employees from wasting       ployers, crazy ex-boy-           me having one, right?            I also don’t need some-          edu
  We live in a society        time.                        friends or people who are          The way I see it, though,    thing else to be addicted



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AMANDA ROSEBERRY | EDITOR IN CHIEF                            JOEL WRIGHT | SPORTS EDITOR                            THOMAS RICHMOND | LOWDOWN EDITOR
DANIELLE JURSKI | MANAGING EDITOR                             JOSHUA VAIL | FORUM EDITOR                             CYRUS OLIVER II | WEBMASTER
SARA HUMM | NEWS EDITOR                                       JENALEA MYERS | ADVISER                                CHRIS HICKERSON | ONLINE ADVISER
The Campus | February 10, 2009 | www.oucampus.org                                                                                                             PAGE 5 | Forum


Valentine’s Day priorities off                                                                                                                                     APPLES
                                                                                                                                                               TO APPLES
                                                                                                                                                                    ROTTEN!
                                                                                                                                                                 Winter
                                                                                                                                                                 refuses
                                                                                                                                                                 to quit
                                                                                                                                                                 with
                                                                                                                                                                 more
                                                                                                                                                                 snow expected this
                                                                                                                                                                 week.

                                                                                                                                                                      GOOD!
                                                                                                                                                                 The
                                                                                                                                                                 gnats
                                                                                                                             Thomas Richmond| The Campus         have left
                                                                                                                                                                 the caf-
                                                                                                                                                                 eteria
Holiday should be about love, not gift sizes or price tags                                                                                                       due to improved-
                                                                                                                                                                 sanitation efforts
  I’m not really into                                         strawberries. Scattered         be nice to exchange           watching boxed chocolate             around the condi-
romance.                                                      rose petals leading to the      presents or do something      commercials with your                ment dispensers
  Sure, it’s nice to be                            STAFF      next surprise.                  fun, but I don’t think        cat, Felix.
treated special every now
and then. But I don’t need
                                                   WRITER       What ever happened
                                                              to simple? What ever
                                                                                              Valentine’s Day should
                                                                                              make or break a person or
                                                                                                                              I think that’s the
                                                                                                                            problem with Valentine’s
                                                                                                                                                                     ROTTEN!
someone to woo me. I                                          happened to genuine and         relationship.                 Day — it’s this huge               Adven-
don’t need spark. I don’t       Courtney Servaes              thoughtful?                       Certainly, there are        competition to see who
need charm.                                                     I’d settle for dinner and     Valentine’s gifts that are    tops who.                          tures
  And I definitely don’t        thought-provoking             a movie. Or a simple            just unacceptable.              It’s about reassuring            in Faith
need candlelight dinners        back then. Not huge           bouquet of flowers – not          If your significant other   your significant other that        went well
or fresh cut roses.             expressions of love —         roses, please.                  forgets Valentine’s Day       you deserve each other,            this year
  No way.                       million dollar necklaces,       A card with a nice            completely — dump             that you’re right for one
  That’s the problem with       bouquets of flowers that      handwritten note would          ‘em. If he or she shows       another, that you’re good          with a good variety
today’s Valentines Day —        cost a handful of Ben         make me happy, too.             up with lingerie or gas       enough to keep.                    of speakers and many
it’s too splashy, too fancy.    Franklins.                      I really don’t need           station flowers — tell          But in reality, the point        different opportunities
I’m sure when Valentine’s         And it’s not even the       someone to sweep me off         them to hit the road.         of Valentine’s Day is to           for students to interact
Day was established a           money that bothers me.        my feet — and if you do,          But if your boyfriend       celebrate the fact that
                                Sure, sometimes I can be a                                                                                                     with them.
million years ago, it was                                     I think you probably need       or girlfriend just simply     you have someone to
a sweet, light-hearted          penny-pincher, but that’s     to take a look at your          doesn’t spend enough          celebrate with, not parade
holiday where couples           not really the issue here.    boyfriend or girlfriend         money on you or               your romance in front of
exchanged small tokens            Even couples who spend      and ask yourself why he         doesn’t waste four hours      those who don’t.
of affection — a single         very little on Valentines     or she isn’t enough.            planning the big event,         Remember? Valentine’s              Want to nominate
rose, a handwritten note,       Day sometimes can go            Being with your               it’s probably going to be     Day is about love. Not               something for
a kiss.                         over the top.                 significant other on            OK.                           money.                               Apples to Apples?
  Simple.                         You know what I’m           Valentine’s Day really            Seriously, a simple ‘I
                                talking about. Scavenger                                                                                                         Contact the editorial
  I bet Valentine’s gifts                                     should be what’s                love you’ is way better       Courtney Servaes can be reached
were inexpensive and            hunts with notes and          important. Sure, it would       than sitting alone at home    at courtney.servaes@student.         board at ounewspa-
                                roses. Chocolate-covered                                                                    ottawa.edu                           per@gmail.com.




Customer service workers deserve break
Consumers should treat servers in all fields with respect and manners
 My sister always told                                        easy? Sure.                     a line between service        but it’s a whole lot easier       always right. A lot of
me she was a server. Not                                        I think I ran around that     and servant.                  when you’re pleasant and          times, they’re wrong. And
a servant.                                          EDITOR    place like a chicken with         Jobs are a crucial thing    patient. Many times, the          I’m beginning to hate the
 I don’t think I ever really                       IN-CHIEF   my head cut off. But, I         for me. No matter how         delay comes when there            fact that I have to uphold
understood what she                                           was good at it.                 long I plan on being there,   is attitude or one of my          the standing of that
meant until this year.                                          Since coming to college,      or how unimportant it         colleagues is so flustered        phrase.
 She and I both worked             AMANDA ROSEBERRY           I’d never had as high           may seem, I always take       and rushed that there are           But, I will. It’s what I’m
at the same barbecue                                          stress of a job until I         it seriously. I would never   more mistakes.                    supposed to do. But, I
restaurant throughout          business.                      recently cross trained into     intentionally waste time        It’s important to               would love it if customers
our high school careers.         Maybe I was just             a pharmacy.                     or try to delay something     remember that those not           would take the time to
The place had a total of       oblivious to my                  Now, I realize that when      that I knew was               employed in customer              respect what we do, and
15 tables and only one of      surroundings, or I just        it comes to money and           important to a customer.      service don’t experience          realize that it’s all to help
those sat more than four       liked the money, but I did     medication the concern            Those helping other         much anger or hostility           them.
people. Sitting right on an    anything and everything        is slightly greater than        people deserve the same       in the workplace. That
airport landing strip, the     a customer asked. Want         if you want beef or             amount of respect that a      doesn’t condone it in my
place grew in popularity       two and a half containers      turkey on that barbecue         customer would receive.       place of work.                    Amanda Roseberry can be
after a couple years’          of barbecue sauce? Done.       sandwich but there is still     It’s our job to help you,       The customer isn’t              reached at amanda-roseberry@
                               Eggs scrambled over                                                                                                            student.ottawa.edu



 SOUNDBITE
  “Hamas can spin the story
  and deny the evidence,
                                       Text messaging in car not worth risk
  but hundreds of rockets
  rained down on civilian
                                       Oprah, 19 states agree texting while driving must stop
                                         Talk show host Oprah                                      We have all done                                            on the phone while
  areas in Israel ... Hamas
                                                                                                                            “
                                       Winfrey just recently                                     it before. At least, I         I think people should          driving. In my mind
  leaders at the time indi-            launched an online                         STAFF          know I have plenty of                                         they could have avoided
                                                                                                                                stop texting and driv-
  cated they were intending            pledge campaign on her                     WRITER         times, and the question        ing because, in doing so,      it by just simply waiting
  to harm civilians.”                  Web site to get drivers                                   remains, is it worth           they can save lives and        until they got to their
  Joe Stork, deputy middle east        to commit to ending the                                   doing?                                                        destination to respond
                                       practice of texting and                                     I see people texting         prevent car accidents.”        to that text or return a
  director of Human Rights Watch,                                  MARSETTE HARRIS
                                       talking on the phone                                      and talking on their                                          missed phone call.
  on Hamas’ internal investigation
                                       while driving.                                            cellular devices                Texting while behind            There is also a new
                                                                   with 16 other states,
  into war crimes in the 2008-2009
                                         The pledge says, “I                                     everyday.                     the wheel causes the            study which shows that
                                                                   have enacted laws
  Gaza War.
                                       pledge to make my                                           After seeing some           driver to become                those who text have
                                                                   that ban texting while
  “The stated target for Rus-          car a no phone zone.                                      shocking videos, I            distracted and puts the         more car crashes and
                                                                   driving.
  sia to send people to the            Beginning right now, I                                    realized how dangerous        passengers in the car at        responded more slowly
                                                                     I think it may take
                                       will do my part to help                                   it really is.                 risk as well as the driver.     to brake lights on the car
  Moon is 2025 and for China                                       some time before people
                                       put an end to distracted                                    I saw a graphic video       Driving requires the            in front of them.
  there is no formal target ...                                    begin to take this new
                                       driving by not texting or                                 about texting and             driver’s full attention at        So, people, I strongly
                                                                   law seriously.
  Much more likely is a global         using my phone while I                                    driving, and it changed       all times.                      encourage you to stop
                                                                     But this is a good way
  cooperative effort to explore        am driving.                                               my mind on texting              I think people should         texting and driving
                                                                   to go about keeping
                                         “I will ask other                                       while I drive.                stop texting and driving        because you can’t multi-
  space beyond low-Earth                                           drivers from becoming
                                       drivers I know to do the                                    Over the summer I was       because, in doing so,           task behind the wheel of
  orbit.””                                                         easily distracted while
                                       same. I pledge to make a                                  rear-ended by a woman         they can save lives and         a car.
  John Logsdon, NASA advis-                                        behind the wheel of
                                       difference.”                                              who was on her cellular       prevent car accidents.
                                                                   a motor vehicle and
  er, on the possibility of more
                                         Other states such as                                    phone. She was not              Statistics show that          Marsette Harris can be reached
                                                                   injuring themselves or
  international cooperation in
                                       Illinois, Oregon and                                      paying attention to the       many teens have died            at marsette-harris@student.
                                                                   others from careless
  space exploration.                   New Hampshire, along                                      road.                         from texting or talking         ottawa.edu
                                                                   mistakes.



  CAMPUSQUOTES | How Do You Feel About The Flash Mob?
                          “It was a com-                            “I thought it was                                                                              “Didn’t think too
                                                                                                                  “It was a harmless
                          plete waste                               cool, creative,                                                                                much about it be-
                                                                                                                  prank. Ridiculously
                          of time and                               and very differ-                                                                               cause I didn’t know
                                                                                                                  blown out of pro-
                          pointless. I was                          ent.”                                                                                          if it was the right or
                                                                                                                  portion.”
                          actually at work                                                                                                                         the wrong thing to
                          at the time they                                                                                                                         do. But, in the end,
                          did it.”                                                                                                                                 kids were just try-
                                                                                                                                                                   ing to have fun.”

  Jasmine Chambers, freshman                  Clarence Anderson, sophomore                  NinoStraub, junior                             Caj Kueffer, junior
S
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Smith hits buzzer shot for home win                                                                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                                                                                                             Former
                                                                                                                                                                                             NFL de-
                                                                                                                                                                                             fensive
                                                                                                                                                                                             tackle
By AMANDA ROSEBERRY              Braves the ball was in-         game like last night just               “We will grow from this                Head coach Bruce Tate                 Warren Sapp
Editor-in-chief                  bounded to Smith who            proves that there is always           because we will play each               said overcoming a 58-41
                                 had time for a quick drib-      a chance.                             game to the last second,”               deficit may have been a
                                                                                                                                                                                      was arrested
 KiKi Smith wonders why                                                                                                                                                               Saturday night
she just didn’t call a time     ble and then threw up the          “This will                          Smith said. “It brought a               bigger acomplishment for
out.                            shot of a lifetime.              help      go-                         lot of energy to the team.              the Lady Braves.                       for alleg-
 With 1.6 seconds left to go      “I thought, oh my gosh,        ing into the                          That’s a big help because                “The shot was huge of                 edly choking
and her team down by one        that might go in,” Smith         conference                            it’s hard to create your own            course,” Tate said. “But the           a woman in a
point, Smith found herself      said.                            tournament                            energy when you are hav-                comeback was probably                  hotel room.
with the ball in her hands        Smith couldn’t let herself     since      we                         ing a rough season like we              the biggest momentum
and on the wrong side of        get too excited yet though.      aren’t a very                         are.”                                   builder the way we were



                                                                                                                                                                                     2
the court.                        “I was in shock,” she said.    high seed,”                             The play was featured as              down the second half.”
                                “I thought the refs were go-     Hartzler                              Channel 9 News’ ‘Shot of                 Tate believes winning                       Danica
 “I’ve seen some crazy
buzzer beaters on ESPN          ing to say it wasn’t good.”      said. “It was KIKI SMITH              the Day’ later that night.              that way can be a big lift                   Patrick
and I’ve always dreamed           But, her shot counted and      just a sweet Sophomore                  The 76-74 win took the                going into the post-season.                  made her
of making one but I never       Wilson Field House erupt-        victory.”                             Lady Braves record to                    “It brings that excite-                     stock car
knew it would really hap-       ed.                                S m i t h                           5-19. The women take to                 ment to the game,” Tate                debut Satur-
pen,” Smith said.                 Emma Hartzler, who led         thinks that the team has ex-          the road Thursday night to              said. “Hopefully it’ll keep            day at Day-
 After Bethany scored a         the team in scoring with         perienced growth from the             take on Southwestern Col-               us high throughout the se-             tona, finishing
quick two on the Lady           17 said that winning a           shot already.                         lege.                                   mester.”                               in sixth place
                                                                                                                                                                                      in the ARCA
                                                                                                                                                                                      series.
Saints champs,
                                                                                                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                                                                                                             The
Peyton Manning                                                                                                                                                                               NBA
                                                                                                                                                                                             has pro-

suffers from loss
                                                                                                                                                                                             posed
                                                                                                                                                                                      a new collec-
                                                                                                                                                                                      tive bargain-
  The New Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                                      ing agree-
Saints brought the Su-                                                                                                                                                                ment, which
per Bowl home after                      Sports                                                                                                                                       would lower a
dealing with the em-                                                                                                                                                                  player’s maxi-
barrassment of paper                     Editor                                                                                                                                       mum salary.
bags and the devasta-                                                                                                                                                                 It would limit
tion of Hurricane Ka-      Joel Wright                                                                                                                                                future deals
trina over their his-      son ranking, and it                                                                                                                                        for Lebron
tory. After capping        got very tough for the                                                                                                                                     James & Kevin
off what many could        Colts to stop them.
consider a dream sea-
                                                                                                                                                                                      Durant.
                             After New Orleans
son, we get to listen



                                                                                                                                                                                     4
                           took a 24-17 lead, it
to how this is the big-    was expected for Pey-                                                                                                                                           The Hall
gest championship for      ton Manning to come
a city in probably the
                                                                                                                                                                                           of Fame
                           back on the next drive                                                                                                                                          class of
history of sports. Don’t   and tie the game up,
get me wrong, I am                                                                                                                                                                         2010 was
                           and maybe, (my hopes                                                                                                                                      announced this
excited for the Saints     anyway) result in the
                                                                                                                                                          File Photos | The Campus

and their fans, but the    first overtime in Super
                                                         Taylor Burnett dodges a defender on his way towards a touchdown. Burnett was also a unanimous first team All-KCAC pick      weekend, head-
                                                         for the second season in a row.
magic of the situation     Bowl history.                                                                                                                                             lined by first-


                                                         Five OU All-American
was played out before        In the end, Manning’s                                                                                                                                   ballot entries
the game was even          great field sense was                                                                                                                                     Jerry Rice and
played, and it’s time to   his undoing. Reggie                                                                                                                                       Emmitt Smith.
move on.                   Wayne slipped break-


                                                         football players named 5
  Super Bowl XLIV          ing for the ball, and
was, in my book, the       the Saints’ Tracy Por-
third consecutive Su-                                                                                                                                                                      New Jer-
                           ter jumped in front of                                                                                                                                          sey Nets
per Bowl that has          Wayne,      intercepting
turned out to be a good                                                                                                                                                                    Assistant
                           the pass. Porter sealed                                                                                                                                         Coach
game. While the last       the game by scoring
two title games were
a little more intense at
                           the touchdown after
                           the pick.
                                                                                                                             Anderson, Diehl,                                        Del Harris re-
                                                                                                                                                                                     signed his posi-
the end, this game was       A lot of people are                                                                                                                                     tion Sunday,
a tough battle, decided
in the fourth quarter.
                           happy for the Saints,                                                                             Burnett, Haller,                                        two days after
                           who earned it. I didn’t                                                                                                                                   Nets President
  It almost seemed
like the Saints’ des-
                           know why at the time,
                           but I was pulling for
                                                                                                                             Schultz win honors                                      Rod Thorn said
                                                                                                                                                                                     that Harris
tiny to win the game       the Colts, just so Man-
after the media hyped                                                                                                        By AMANDA ROSEBERRY         “Our goals have             would not be
                           ning could shed anoth-
up the Colts all week.                                                                                                       Editor-in-chief           always been the               the next head
                           er media-induced ape
New Orleans was the                                                                                                            After claiming the      same, win each                coach.
                           off his back.
classic underdog, and                                                                                                        2009 Kansas Chris-        week,” Haller said.
                             If you think about it,
Indianapolis was the                                                                                                         tian Athletic Con-        “If we focused                All briefs retrieved
                           when Tom Brady was
favorite who would be                                                                                                        ference title, Otta-      on that, we were               from ESPN.com
                           winning Super Bowls,
tough to beat on a bad                                                                                                       wa University had         okay.”
                           he being crowned the
day.                                                                                                                         five football players       Schultz believes
                           “greatest quarterback
  After coming out a                                                                                                                                   that help came
                                                                                                                                                                                     SOUND
                           ever.” Manning finally                                                                            named to the Col-
little slow in the first                                                                                                     lege Fanz 2009 All-       from all corners of
                           won his Super Bowl,
half, something trans-                                                                                                       American Honors           his life.
                           and that was enough
formed the Saints at                                                                                                                                     “I      got     here
                                                                                                                                                                                      BITE
                           for the media to mo-                                                                              list.
halftime, and they                                                                                                             Sophomore Clar-         with a lot of help
                           mentarily give him
seemed untouchable in                                                                                                        ence Anderson, and        from family and
                           credit for winning in
the last two periods of                                                                                                      seniors Taylor Bur-       friends,”      Schultz
                           the playoffs.                                                                                                                                             “No, I’m not super-
the game.                                                                                                                    nett, Ross Diehl,         said. “The accom-
                             A couple years later,
  The first play of the                                                                                                      Ethan Haller and          plishment is a team           stitious ... I’m just
                           and Peyton’s back in
third quarter was ar-                                                                                                        Corey Schultz each        recognition because           a little stitious. OK,
                           the big game. The me-
guably the gutsiest                                                                                                          tallied votes for the     I get awards when
                           dia couldn’t stop talk-                                                                                                                                   that’s a bad joke. Eli
call in Super Bowl his-                                                                                                      award.                    other guys are do-
                           ing about how he’s
tory. No one saw an                                                                                                            The youngest to         ing their job great           gave me that one. I
                           probably the greatest
onside kick coming                                                                                                           win the award, An-        with little or no rec-
                           of all time and he can                                                                                                                                    take it back.”
in the middle of such                                                                                                        derson feels great        ognition. I’m happy
                           read minds, or what-
an important game.                                                                                                           accomplishment in         to represent them.”
                           ever they were say-
Saints’ head coach                                                                                                           earning the pride.          As a senior, Schul-
                           ing. He loses the game
Sean Payton made the                                                                                                           “It means a lot to      tz believes the sea-
                           though, and as soon as
game changing call, af-                                                                                                      me because soming         son was really spe-
                           it was over, all of the
ter preparing for it all                                                                                                     out of high school I      cial.
                           skeptics were on ESPN
week. He saw some-                                                                                                           was told I wouldn’t         “For five of us to
                           doubting       Manning
thing on film that he                                                                                                        play college foot-        recieve       national
                           again. Now the Drew
thought that he could                                                                                                        ball     anywhere,”       honors and coach
                           Brees bandwagon is
exploit, and he did it.                                                                                                      Anderson said. “I         to be recognized
                           flying down Bourbon
  From that point on,                                                                                                        was blessed with          really capped off
                           Street, and we are left
the Colts seemed to be                                                                                                       the opportunity to        a great senior sea-
                           to wonder again.
backpedalling. Peyton                                                                                                        play here and I got       son,” Schultz said.             Colts quarter-
                             That’s ridiculous, just
Manning did drive his                                                                                                        here through hard           The five players
                           for the fact that one                                                                                                                                        back Peyton
team down the field,                                                                                                         work and trying           combined for sev-
                           game, no matter how                                                     File Photos| The Campus
                                                                                                                                                                                      Manning speak-
taking a lead lasting                                    Top: Corey Schultz reaches to catch a pass. This is the second      to be a coachable         en offensive and
                           big, shouldn’t decide
into the fourth quarter.                                 time Schultz has been deemed All-American honors.                   player.”                  defensive       KCAC           ing at the Super
                           a legacy. At the end of
After that, it seemed                                    Above right: Ross Diehl rushes a quarterback. Diehl was the lone      Despite the honor,      player of the week             Bowl Media Day
                           the day, the better team
nothing could go right                                   defender from OU to be named to the All-American list.
                                                                                                                             the players credit        honors and broke              about his game-
                           won, and that’s what
for Indy. The Saints                                     Above left: Ethan Haller looks for an open teammate. Haller led
                                                                                                                             their teammates for       a total of 14 school
                           the game of football is                                                                                                                                   day preparations.
offense played up to                                     the NAIA and KCAC in passing yards per game with 406.8.
                                                                                                                             much of their suc-        records and tying
                           all about, big ups to the
their no. 1 regular sea-                                 Above: Clarence Anderson runs the ball in for a touchdown.
                                                                                                                             cess.                     one.
                           New Orleans Saints.           Anderson broke five school records this season.
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   THIS
   WEEK
 11         THURSDAY
            Men’s and
  Women’s basket-
  ball at Southwest-
  ern College 6 and 8
  p.m.




 12             FRIDAY
            Baseball
  vs Dakota Wesley-
  an University (S.D.)
  2 p.m.
  Men’s and Wom-
  en’s track at Mis-
  souri Invitational                                                                                                                                                                              Elishia Linton | The Campus
                            The dance team practices in the Hull Center. The team performs at halftime of basketball games and also is working to compete in Nationals in Florida this year.




 13            SATURDAY
          Baseball vs
                            Cheer and dance work to nationals
  Dakota Wesleyan
  University (S.D.)         Shaw: team looks to grow within next few years
  Men’s JV basketball        By Sara Humm                             “This past summer was               ful for the team.                      people helped us gain more             and learn new moves.
  at University of           News editor                            the fist year the girls at-             “Camp brought us closer              cheer spirit as a team and              “The practices are tough
  Saint Mary 2 p.m.           Ottawa University cheer               tended the National Dance             together and it gave us a              we improved our skills by              but they pay off in the
                            and dance teams are look-              Alliance and National                  heads up on what to expect             working with profession-               end,” Shaw said.
  Men’s and Wom-            ing at exciting opportuni-             Cheerleading Association               when we go to camp again               als,” Fudge said.                       Marolf said practice is
  en’s basketball at        ties in the near future.               camps at the University of             next year,” Marolf said.                 The teams have a Christ-             part of the fun of being on
  University of Saint         Cheer and dance coach                Kansas,” Shaw said.                      Senior, four-year dancer             mas party as well as op-               the team.
  Mary 5 and 7 p.m.         Alex Shaw said the teams                 Shaw said the girls spent            and cheerleader Nijah                  tional weekly Bible study               “I love the team and I love
                            are starting to attend more            a week together in the                 Fudge said she enjoyed                 to spend time together out-            dance practice, it is always
                            camps and competitions.                summer at camp to start on             spending time with other               side of practice and games.            so much fun,” Marolf said.
                            One of those competitions              team building.                         people at camp that were                 Practices take place three            Shaw said it takes the

 16         TUESDAY
             Baseball
   at Southern Naza-
                            could potentially get them
                            a bid to nationals in Flori-
                            da.
                                                                     Freshman dancer and
                                                                   cheerleader Randi Marolf
                                                                   said camp was very help-
                                                                                                          as excited about cheerlead-
                                                                                                          ing as she is.
                                                                                                            “Being around all those
                                                                                                                                                 times a week for two
                                                                                                                                                 hours. The teams work on
                                                                                                                                                 their routines, technique
                                                                                                                                                                                        dance team about five
                                                                                                                                                                                        practices to get a dance to-
                                                                                                                                                                                        gether and perfected.

   rene University


                            Off season athletes use off time to improve
   (Okla.) 1 p.m.




                               Students credit off workouts to team success
  SEE YOUR EVENT
                             By Eli Brazil                          ing themselves to be that               their rookie year.
  Contact The Cam-
                             Staff writer                           champion they desire.” Jer-               “As the years progressed
  pus to get your              At Ottawa University ath-            maine Thomas, Assistant                 so did my effort in working
  event featured on          letes tend to work harder              defensive line coach said.              out to improve not only me
  the This Week cal-         during the off-season then               Players share the same                as an athlete but as a whole
  endar of events.           during the regular season.             expectation among them-                 team.” Moorning said.
  E-mail ounewspa-           Across the board the off-              selves for the off-season                 The off-season is not all
  per@gmail.com.             season traditions are the              work out. They feel that                about working out. Teams
                             same for most of Ottawa                they need to train harder in            also engage in bonding
                             university athletic teams.             the off-season.                         activities to strengthen the
                               “As far as football goes we            “ WE condition intensely              team unity. The football
                             do what we have to do to               during the off-season, so               team goes on a team break-
                             be prepared.” Earl Moorn-              that we can condition light             away before the season be-
 Want to be fea-             ing, Senior defensive run-             to maintain during the sea-             gins to condition and team
                             ning back said.                        son.” Brittany Bush, sopho-             bond. The volleyball team
 tured as the ath-                                                  more said.                              goes out to recruit together
                               The off-season usually
 lete of the week?           is made up of workouts,                  The workouts change                   for the next season. They
                             team bonding and mental                form season to off-season.              also engage in other activi-
                             preparation for the next               As the off-season begins                ties from going to the mov-
       Contact               season. The workouts are               the workouts become more                ies and bowling to eating
     Joel Wright!            more intense during the                intense as the season pro-              and doing fundraisers in
                             off-season then the regular            gresses the workouts are                concession stands.
                             season. This is why coaches            more focused n maintain                   “Sometimes players and
 joel.wright@stu-            give out instructions on off-          what they have achieved                 position groups will go to
       dent.                 season expectations.                   during the off season. For              eat at their coaches house.”                                                       Nicole Becchina | The Campus
                                                                                                                                                   Brenton Byrnes works out during football off-season. The football team
    ottawa.edu                 “ WE as coaches are hop-             veteran athletes they have              Thomas said.                           meets weekdays to work out together when not in season.
                             ing that players are push-             seen a large change since




Men’s basketball looks to learn from difficult season
By Ceviona Taylor                ing, the team is staying                “If we play to our best             Johnston said. “We need-              ing to build our chemis-                “It’s a bitter sweet feel-
Staff Writer                     motivated.                            it’s a good chance we can             ed it, just one win, espe-            try,” Johnson said. “When             ing knowing that our
  In the game of basket-           “With the progress the              win the conference tour-              cially since we needed to             something is getting good             games are numbered and
ball, it’s a win-lose situa-     team is making I can see              nament,” Junior Olive’                get one win to get us go-             you have to stop for a sec-           the season is winding
tion. In the case of Otta-       us finishing the second               Palu said.                            ing to the second round of            ond.”                                 down,” Schreiner said.
wa Braves basketball, it’s       half of the season toward               Knowing the strength                conference play.”                       However, with a new                 “While also still having
proven to be a challenging       the top half of the KCAC              in the team is something                By pushing through                  team frustration can be               the knowledge that the
season.                          and making a great ride in            that has proven to be                 rough times and frustra-              evident at times.                     off season and the sum-
  On Jan. 23 in Newton,          the KCAC tournament,”                 successful for the Braves.            tion, Johnson believes                  “I’m a little disappoint-           mer will bring great op-
the Braves men’s basket-         Junior Kyle Schreiner                 Winning their fifth game              teamwork and motivation               ed, I expected the team to            portunities for the team
ball team won their 5th          said.                                 straight has been quite               will help the team in the             do better, but I feel that we         as well as for individuals
game against Bethel Col-           Having high hopes for               uplifting for the team.               long run.                             have grown,” Freshman                 to improve and for us to
lege, making their record        the rest of the season is               “It felt good to win that             “It (is rough) because              Mason Mcdaniels said.                 become a more cohesive
5-15-0. Having been chal-        something the team is                 game because it’s been a              we have a young team                    The Braves look to con-             unit.”
lenged to keep progress-         striving for.                         while,” Sophomore Isaac               and we’re just now start-             tinue growing.




  Q& A                                                                                                   What is your favorite thing about OU?

                                                                                                         I have a lot of fun hanging out with my friends,
   Josh Hall
  with                                                                                                   whether we are out or just on campus. I’m glad
                                                                                                         I don’t have to go far to go to class too.
  Throughout the semester, The
  Campus will feature various
  athletes at Ottawa University. This                                                                    What is the best part of being an OU athlete?
  week, we are featuring Josh Hall,                                                                      Being able to spend time with the team. We all
  freshman football player.                                                                              get along pretty well, and we have a good time,
                                                                                                         while we still stay focused and get the job done.

  Why did you choose OU?                                                                                 How do you want to be remembered?
                                                                                                         I want to be remembered for being some-
  I ended up at Ottawa be-                                                                               one who was different, and everyone
  cause I was given an op-                  What are some awards you’ve won?                             respected.
  portunity to play football,               I was an all-state performer in football,                    What are your goals for next season?
  and when I came for a visit,              basketball and soccer. I also received a few
  everyone was real nice.                                                                                I want to make all of my kicks and im-
                                            awards for drama in theatre.                                 prove in every aspect of my game.
 L
                                                                                                                                     OU ADVENTURES
                                                                                                                                      Alumni visit the campus to speak
                                                                                                                                      about their experiences and how
                                                                                                                                      faith comes into play.
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Students worship God through music
Students find
ways to love
music, still
have personal
beliefs in OU
                                                                                                                                                                                                   1      Something
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Corporate
                                                                                                                                                                                                          is back
                                                                                                                                                                                                    together and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    currently in the
Praise Band                                                                                                                                                                                         studio recording
By MARGUTT HILL
                                                                                                                                                                                                    tracks for their
Staff writer                                                                                                                                                                                        new CD.
  Some students have
found a way to combine



                                                                                                                                                                                                   2
what they love to do with
their personal beliefs. The                                                                                                                                                                                While
Praise Band offers that re-                                                                                                                                                                                deejaying
lief for some Ottawa Uni-                                                                                                                                                                                  this week-
versity students.
  The Praise Band is a                                                                                                                                                                              end, Pete Wentz
group of students who                                                                                                                                                                               of Fall Out Boy
perform together before                                                                                                                                                                             announced the
worship services. This
group of nine kicks off
                                                                                                                                                                                                    band will be “on
evening worship at 9 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                           a break, not a
every Sunday in the cha-                                                                                                                                                                            break up.”
pel, usually drawing in a
crowd of about 40 people.



                                                                                                                                                                                                   3
  Keith Niemeyer, fresh-
man student and new                                                                                                                                                                                       At the
member of the praise
band really enjoys it.                                                                                                                                                                                    Grammy’s
  “I am a musician at                                                                                                                                                                                     last week,
heart and all I do revolves                                                                                                                                                                         Taylor Swift
around Christianity and
music,” Niemeyer said.
                                                                                                                                                                     Elishia Linton| The Campus     won for Album
                                             Freshman Cody Knapik is new to praise band this year. Praise band kicks off Sunday worship services at 9 p.m. and practices on Mondays at 9 p.m.
  Some of the students                                                                                                                                                                              of the Year.
involved in Praise Band                                                                                                                                                                             Kanye West did
have received scholarship                                                            The members of the                a chance,” Meeks said.
                                                                                   Praise Band say more peo-           “It’s nothing like going                                                     not interrupt.
to play.
  “It’s what I do,” Sam
Warshawsky, freshman,
                                             “   It’s what I do.
                                                 You have the athletes
                                                 who come here to play
                                                                                   ple are coming to evening
                                                                                   worship this semester.
                                                                                   Their upbeat and lively
                                                                                                                       to church with my grand-
                                                                                                                       mother, I like the music
                                                                                                                       and the messages.”
                                                                                                                                                           “   We love seeing new
                                                                                                                                                               faces in the congrega-
                                                                                                                                                               tion.
said. “You have the ath-
letes who come here to                           sports and I’ve come              entertainment may be to               Tyler Hazen, freshman,                Tyler Hazen|Freshman
play sports and I’ve come                        here to play music.”              credit for the increase of          is still encouraging more
here to play music.”                             Sam Warshawsky|Freshman           worshipers.                         people to attend the ser-           can be seen at First Baptist
  The Praise Band was                                                                Cole Meeks, freshman, is          vices.                              Church performing. On
started by senior Brian                                                            becoming a regular visi-              “There is always room             campus services are held
Hutton and since has                         be split into two teams.              tor.                                for more, we love seeing            weekly at 9 p.m. in the
grown. It’s nine mem-                        The separate teams allow                “My girlfriend took me            new faces in the congrega-          Chapel.
bers leave just enough                       the members to alternate              one Sunday and since                tion,” he said.
students for the group to                    weekends.                             then I go whenever I get              Occasionally, the group




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Concert will soon hit residental campus                                                                                                                                                                   to the final
                                                                                                                                                                                                          coroner’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                          autopsy
By CEVIONA TAYLOR                             mances.”                             communication majors to             meetings held Wednes-                publicity    to    campus.              findings, Brit-
Staff writer                                   Ryan Louis has had ex-              get involved. Ryan is cur-          days in Atkinson 309.                 “This is something a lot of            tany Murphy
  A concert series will                       perience in music coordi-            rently putting together a             “My goal is to have a stu-         colleges do,” Sara Ngoh,
soon be hitting the college                  nation and recently came              task force and is looking           dent panel of nine people            Adawe adviser, said. “It’s              died of pneumo-
campus.                                      up with this idea to bring            for one person in each              plus faculty,” Louis said.           something that is not cur-              nia and multiple
  “I’m announcing the                        the campus together. He               concentration who can                 Joanna Woolens has                 rently consistent on cam-               drug intoxica-
first in our (hopeful) series                would like to have a con-             represent and delegate co-          been chosen to help                  pus but will bring consis-
                                             cert once every semester,             ordinating responsibilities         with filming the event.              tency. This will bring a lot
                                                                                                                                                                                                    tion.
of music events coming to
the Campus,” Ryan Louis,                     bringing in music acts to             relating to their respective           “My position is to get            of interesting people and



                                                                                                                                                                                                  5
Director of Forensics said.                  invigorate.                           fields.                             coverage on the bands                publicity for the campus.”
“It’s very exciting to think                   He also hopes to bring                These areas include               performing to create a                 This event will be held of                  Dr. Conrad
about because this is an                     in jazz artists, poetry and           Convergence          Media,         music video,” she said.              March 29th and 30th and
opportunity to synergize                     other speakers to campus.             Film, Media Sales, Public           “It will soon be posted              will feature the artist Bug-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Murray is
all the various aspects                      This event is co-sponsored            Relations,     Advertising,         on the media web site,               gin Malone.                                   responsible
of communication study                       by the Awawe Life Cen-                Journalism, Radio, Pho-             and will be promot-                    For more information                 for the death of
around a single event to                     ter, which is ran by Sarah            tography, Business com-             ed that way as well.”                about this artist check                Michael Jackson
put our collective talents                   Ngoh who works in the                 munication and Speech.                  Louis is hopeful about           out www.myspace.com/
together in a “real-world”                   business office.                      Ryan says is looking for a          making this a tradition on           bugginmalone and www.                  and was charged
context. Because this is a                     “It will be a division and          student/faculty member              campus.                              soundclick.com/buggin-                 with involuntary
rather large undertaking,                    school wide event,” said              to fill each position.                 “This is first of a long          malone.                                manslaughter.
I’m trying to put together                   Louis.                                  Those who are interested          line of events,” Louis said.           Updates will soon be
a “task force” for this and,                   This process is also a              in joining the team are                A line of events in               added to www.oucampus.
possibly, future perfor-                     great opportunity for                 encouraged to attend the            hopes       of     bringing          org.
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‘Avatar’ dominates movie scene                                                                                                                                                        THIS
Cameron’s new film a                                                                                                                                                                  WEEK
huge hit worldwide
By DATORIA WEST                   wants some respect for
                                                                                                                                                                                   10            WEDNESDAY

                                                                                                                                                                                   Royal Crest Bowling
Staff Writer                      being a scientist. Mission                                                                                                                       Lanes in Lawrence
    The movie ‘Avatar’ has        leader Parker is furious                                                                                                                         holds $1 games from
been nominated in nine            and military leader Quar-                                                                                                                        9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Shoe
categories for the 2010           itch is offended.                                                                                                                                Rental is $3.
Academy Awards.                      Jake is sent to the planet


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       These categories in        Pandora filled with the
which the movie is nomi-          human-like race with their
nated are directing, music        own unique language and                                                                                                                                         THURSDAY
(original score), art di-         culture. In exchange for a
                                                                                                                                                                                    Neon Dance Party,
rection, cinematography,          spinal surgery to fix his
                                  crippled legs Jake gath-                                                                                                                          starts at 10 p.m. at
film editing, best picture,                                                                                                                                                         Jackpot Music Hall
sound editing, sound mix-         ers information for the
ing and visual effects.           cooperating military unit.                                                                                                                        in Lawrence.
                                  Eventually an epic battle

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     “The movie has been
a complete success since          for the fate of Pandora be-
it has hit the theaters and       gins.                                                                                                                                                             FRIDAY
all in all it really is a great       “I have seen the movie
                                  twice and I thought it had                                                                                                                        Stadium Arcadium
movie regardless of what
some movie critics say,”          a nice concept to it and it                                                                                                                       is playing at the
Muncel Jones said. “I also        was very entertaining,”                                                                                                                           Beaumont Club in
thought the graphics were         Tia Battle said.                                                                                                                                  KC at 8 p.m.
awesome.”                              According to movie-
      ‘Avatar’ is the most
successful movie since
‘Titanic’ and already has
broken box office records.
                                  critics.ew.com the ‘Avatar’
                                  movie storyline was lack-
                                  ing and only the 3-dime-
                                  sional and visual effects
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tors/actresses Sigourney

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Weaver who is scientist               However, despite posi-
Grace, Sam Worthington            tive reviews from fans
                                  and critics, it’s a matter of                                                                                                                                  SATURDAY
who is Jake the marine
and Zoe Saldena who               opinion when watching                                                                                                                              The Lawrence Art
plays Neytiri.                    this movie.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Guild and the 1109
    The movie is based on             “From the previews on
                                  TV ‘Avatar’ doesn’t seem                                                                                                                           Gallery present
the new world in which                                                                                                                                                               “Lovers, Chocolate,
men have extraordinary            my type of movie and it
capabilities. Mankind is          really wasn’t an attention                                                                                                                         and Other Addic-
destroying their planet           grabber for me,” Tonya                                                                                                                             tions” featuring
and scientist Grace (Si-          Bell said.                                                                                                                                         local artists 1 p.m.
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                                                                                                   rightfully should, this film             phosphorescent glow, as
                                                                                                   is nothing short of a master-            well as compelling jungle-
                                                                               LOWDOWN             piece, with some extra add-              like landscapes, Jake finds
                                                                                 EDITOR            ed help of the 3D pricetag.              himself saved by Neytiri
                                                                                                     As for the plot, some                  (Zoe Saldana).
                                                                                                   would say it is slightly lack-             He becomes one of them,
                                                              THOMAS RICHMOND                      ing in the originality depart-           discovering their ways of              The bestselling author of “The
                                                                                                   ment, yet I beg to differ.               life. We watch as he is torn           Notebook” demonstrates how
                                                             James Cameron, director               The entire visual aspect of              between his own human
                                                                                                                                                                                   first love and love between
                                                           and mastermind of ‘Avatar’,             the movie provides a very                race and the Na’vi people
                                                                                                   large emotional depth to the             he has fallen in love with.            parents and children can
                                                           has once again successfully                                                                                             break hearts . . . and heal
                                                           immersed the entire movie               story, albeit simple plot. To              What is so awful to imag-
                                                           going population into a new             me the simplicity did not                ine is how this story spent            them.
                                                           cinematic world.                        bother me, as most movies                five years in the making
                                                                         From the very             nowadays have similar plot               (originally conceived 12
                                                                       look and feel of            lines that are just presented            years ago). Upon its first
                                                                       the characters, to          in a different way. I pose the           written script conception
                                                                      the realistic set-           challenge to try to see the              right after ‘Titanic’, James
                                                                      ting of Pandora’s            movie for entertainment                  Cameron deemed the cur-
                                                                     jungles, audiences            and not as some predictable              rent CGI technology not
                                                                   everywhere            will      piece of rubbish.                        up to his standards. The
                                                                  not want to leave                  ‘Avatar’ has proven to be              script found his drawer un-
                                                                  their seats for the              everything but. With the                 til 5 years ago when he first
                                                                   entire 160 minute               movie breaking box office                saw ‘Lord of The Rings’                STORY OF THE YEAR
                                                                   run time.                       records that Cameron him-                character Gollum “sneak-
                                                                                                   self held for Titanic, and               ing” across the screen. Now            THE CONSTANT- FEB. 16
                                                                      The whole 3D op-
                                                                    tion is appealing to           with the multiple awards                 that’s what I call patience.           St. Louis’ hardest rocking band,
                                                                     audiences as well.            gleaned from the recent                    Speaking of giant trilogies          Story of the Year has returned
                                                                      It does not have             award shows.                             such as ‘The Lord of the
                                                                                                     Trust me, a film does not              Rings’, two sequels to the
                                                                                                                                                                                   with an explosive new album,
                                                                        a hokey feel to                                                                                            “The Constant”, which is set
                                                                         it but instead            get Golden Globe Awards                  original ‘Avatar’ have been
                                                                          gives the whole          for “Best Drama” if the plot             confirmed by Cameron.                  for release Feb. 16 via Epitaph
                                                                           movie a depth           is lacking. Adding to the col-           They have not been written             Records. Fan’s can listen to the
                                                                           of field not un-        lection is James Cameron’s               yet but the good news? The
                                                                                                   new Golden Globe hard-                   sequels won’t take the five            hot new single “I’m Alive” on
                                                                            like our nor-                                                                                          the band’s MySpace page now.
                                                                            mal eye vi-            ware for “Best Director.”                years to make.
                                                                            sion gives us.           The movie itself is set into             Cameron has said he can
                                                                            My vote is to          motion when Jake Sulley                  get them out faster than the
                                                                             see it in 3D.         (Sam Worthington) fills in               first ‘Avatar.’ I am a fan of
                                                                                This film          as a replacement for the                 trilogies, and I am ecstatic
                                                                                has       be-      ‘Avatar’ Program on Pan-                 about the idea of visiting
                                                                                 come the          dora. Jake, an ex-Marine,                Pandora again someday
                                                                                  highest          finds himself quickly thrust             soon. As for now, I will wait
                                                                                   gross-          into the world outside of                impatiently until ‘Avatar’
                                                                                    i n g          the walls of the base and                comes out on DVD. You can
                                                                                     f i l m       fending for himself. WETA                expect me to be one of the
                                                                                      of all       Digital who are known for                first in line at Wal-Mart on
                                                                                                   their work in ‘The Lord of               its release date.
                                                                                       time.
                                                                                                   the Rings’ Trilogy and ‘King               I myself have seen this              OK GO
                                                                                        As it
                                                                                                   Kong’, provide us with a                 movie seven times and                  OF THE BLUE COLOUR OF THE
                                                                                                   photorealistic journey into              probably will wind up
                                                                                                                                                                                   SKY-JAN 12
                                                                                                   the alien planet of Pandora.             watching it many more
                                                                                                          With animals and                  times in the future. To me             The latest album for the rock
                                                                                                               plant      species           ‘Avatar’ might be more                 band from Chicago features
                                                                                                                     that    give           impressive on a technical              the track “Shooting The Moon”
                                                                                                                          off a             level than as a piece of sto-          which appeared in the “New
                                                                                                                                            rytelling, but ‘Avatar’ reaf-          Moon” movie soundtrack.
                                                                                                                                            firms James Cameron’s gift
                                                                                                                                            for imaginative, absorbing             HAVE A SUGGESTION?
                                                                                                                                                filmmaking and it is defi-
                                                                                                                                                   nitely worth seeing 3D          E-mail us at ounewspaper@
                                                                                                                                                    or not.                        gmail.com.
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Former students
share messages
of Christ, hope
By AMANDA ROSEBERRY                            have a passion is because of you                                                                                            Above: Members of FCA got cozy as
Editor-in-chief                                guys.”                                                                                                                      they heard stories from OU alumni.
                                                                                                                                                                           The alumni welcome questions of
  Leo Gomez believes the best                    Hank Wyeno, class of 1959,
                                                                                                                                                                           faith and their lives and offered
thing that ever happened to him                and Adventures in Faith speaker
                                                                                                                                                                           advice to the group.
was being here.                                agreed with Wade on the influence
  Gomez and several others got                 of the current college generation.                                                                                          Left: President Kevin Eichner
to relive their days at Ottawa                   “You people have heros, but also                                                                                          speaks during the Chapel portion
through this year’s Adventures in              are heroes,” Wyeno said. “It’s a                                                                                            of Adventures in Faith week.
Faith program.                                 privilege, but a responsibility.”
  This year, Roger Fredrikson                    Senior Brayonda Powell said                                                                                               Below: FCA members rush for
organized a committee so that                  that Adventures in Faith was a                                                                                              Around the World ping pong. The
Adventures in Faith could reach                good experience for those trying                                                                                            group tries to end meetings with a
the largest amount of students                 to grow a deeper faith or just                                                                                              fellowship building game.
possible.                                      starting to develop their faith.
  The group not only spoke in                    “The speakers we had this week
classes and at chapel but also                 told us many stories that would                                                                  Joshua Vail | The Campus
went to student organization                   build us up,” Powell said. “I love
meetings like Christian Faith in               hearing stories of people who have
Action (CFA) and Fellowship of                 done wrong and then changed
Christian Athletes (FCA).                      their lives around. It gives hope to
  Fredrikson founded the program               us young college students.”
so students could hear stories                   The speakers all shared in their
of alumni and how faith helped                 strong faith and its influence
them throughout their lives.                   throughout their lives. Each made
  Henry Rayo, Chicago, said                    a note to have members of FCA let
that he was meant to work with                 others in on their faith also.
kids. Employed as a college                      “FCA is important to community
counselor, he feels like he has a              because of the athlete’s heightened
great relationship with younger                ability and role,” Wade said. “Use
generations.                                   it. There’re 476 opportunities to
  “You have to let god use you                 share the word of Christ at OU.”
for your talent,” Rayo said. “My                 Janet Peters was a member of
talent is working with kids.”                  Fredrikson’s       committee and
  At an FCA meeting, members                   hopes to continue reaching more
not only had Kevin Wade, East                  students each year.
Kansas Director of FCA speak, but                “I think we reached more
were joined by many Adventures                 students,”        Peters       said.
in Faith speakers as well. Wade                “Attendance in chapel was great.”
said that all the members of FCA                 To join the Adventures in Faith
were an influence.                             committee contact Peters at janet.
  “All kids want to be college                 peters@ottawa.edu or through
kids,” Wade said. “The reason I                ext. 1034.
                                                                                                                                                                                Amanda Roseberry | The Campus




                                                                                                                     Joshua Vail | The Campus
Above: Roger Fredrickson, class of 1942, ate lunch with Whitney Bowen, Rachelle Sloan and Gustavo Sanchez. Students were given the oppor-
tunity to eat lunch and discuss faith with the alumni who came to campus Feb. 2 through Feb. 4.

Right: Kevin Wade looks on during ping pong after an FCA meeting. FCA not only hosted Wade as a speaker but had many guests for the Adven-
tures in Faith program.

                                                                                                                                                                                 Amanda Roseberry| The Campus

								
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