Crawfordsville, Indiana | October 7, 2011 | Volume 104, Issue 6
CareerFest Promotes Alternatives
PETER ROBBINS ‘12 On Thursday evening, a curriculum,” Olofson said.
EDITOR IN CHIEF there was an employer/stu- “But I’m also an advocate for
dent networking dinner which Americorps not just for career
This past week, the Schro- included a panel of several building. For those who are
eder Center for Career Servic- Wabash alumni, and on Fri- thinking, ‘I’m not ready to
es hosted CareerFest, a five- day at lunch two Wabash start my career, and I know
day collection of seminars alumni with Harvard MBA’s I won’t have another oppor-
and fun activities that aimed spoke about the impact of tunity to do something like
to get students’ attention fo- the liberal arts in education. this,’ Americorps is perfect.”
cused on life after college. An especially interest- Olofson explained that
“This was our first Career- ing seminar occurred on through Americorps, students
Fest, and we wanted to model Wednesday at lunch: the can get their loans deferred,
after a Pan-Hel kind of week,” Gap Year presentation, led as well as receive $5,200 of
said Director of Career Ser- by Spencer Peters ’14 and education credit which can
vices Scott Crawford. “Our Assistant Director of Ca- be applied to their loans. He
goal is to get students ready reer Services James Jeffries. also offered guidance for
to jump in and check out their “We have a growing num- those students interested in
options. But we wanted to ber of students looking for fellowships, as he is the Chair
mix fun stuff into the week opportunities to do some- of the Graduate Fellowship
too, so people could blow thing before graduate school Committee. He mentioned
off steam and enjoy the post- of work,” Crawford said. FRANCISCO HUERTA | WABASH ‘14
the prestigious Fulbright pro-
Homecoming atmosphere.” “There are a lot of options Spencer Peters ‘14 (left) and Assistant Director of Career Services gram in particular.
Students got points for out there. But also, very im- James Jeffries (right) led the Gap Year presentation Wednesday. “If you have a passion for
RSVP-ing and showing up to portantly, there are things on something that doesn’t fit in
Jeffries elaborated for The presentation divid-
events, playing in the 3-on-3 the internet that say gap year a traditional academic pro-
those who are undecided ed Gap Year programs into
basketball tournament, the where you have to pay, and gram, fellowships are a great
about their future careers. six categories: travel, fel-
WallyBall tournament and we wanted to steer students way to go,” Olofson said.
“If you don’t know what you lowships, entrepreneur, art,
the Career Jeopardy tourna- from that, because ideally In sync with the idea of
want to do as a career, that’s teaching, and nonprofit. As-
ment. Whoever has the most they should be paying you.” having CareerFest so early in
fine,” Jeffries said. “There sistant Professor of Psychol-
points at the end of today will Peters explained some of the academic year, Olofson
are lots and lots of options ogy Eric Olofson shared his
receive a Flatscreen TV, and the things students can ac- urged students to plan ahead
for you, even if you haven’t experience with Americorps,
the top 20 students in points complish with a gap year. for their gap year.
even figured out roughly what part of the travel category,
get to attend a hog roast “If you know what you “You should get started
you want to do. But there are with those in attendance.
courtesy of Career Services. want, this is when you can planning for fellowships your
also some very unproductive “Through Americorps
“We wanted guys to have further your progress toward sophomore or junior year,”
things to do with your time. VISTA (Volunteers in Service
fun and also learn some stuff getting there,” Peters said. Olofson said. “If you’re in-
You don’t have to have it all to America), I created a men-
at the same time,” Crawford “And if you don’t, the gap terested in a gap year, come
figured out, but you should toring program in Morehead,
said. “Plus we know Wa- year is when you can find and talk to me right away!”
move forward prudently as MN and made sure it was sus-
bash guys like to compete.” out what you want to do.”
you figure out your plan.” tainable by connecting it to
Padgett ‘84 Fights for Empirically- John Murrell ‘12:
Driven Opinion/News Culture Ethnomusicologist
KENNY FARRIS ‘12 ey team getting real mad at tionship with North America,
me and I remember to show especially the disconnect be- RASHID YAKUBU ‘15 men brothers, were required
them that I wasn’t a hockey tween North America and Lat- STAFF WRITER to wrestle Nakis, a 6 ft 2
While spending 27 years hater. I went to one of their in America even though we John Murrell is a very busy inch upperclassman into
covering the most conten- games to cheer them on share the same hemisphere.” man: he is the President of Phi a shower on his birthday.
tious Latin American issues, and prove to them that this Padgett acted on this in- Delta Theta and a member of “Nakis, anticipating this,
Tim Padgett has learned how was not a personal grudge.” terest by winning a Rotary the Wamidan music ensem- stands up and pulls off his
to communicate controver- Padgett shared this lesson fellowship in Venezuela ble, the Spanish club, the mu- warm-ups, and he is covered
sial stances. Padgett’s re- and many other learning ex- upon graduation. During this sic club and the Ultimate Fris- head to toe in Crisco,” Mur-
porting has covered groups periences to the Wabash cam- time Padgett met his wife, a bee club. He wants to become rell said. “He just let us close
despised by many in the pus last week. In classroom Venezuelan, and cemented an ethnomusicologist and his in on him and we struggled
United States, including drug visits, meetings with students his intellectual and journal- involvement with Wamidan to keep hold of him because
cartel leaders, Hugo Chavez, and staff, and an open lecture, istic interest in the region. has helped him in his quest. he was so slippery. In the end
and illegal immigrants. Padgett relayed his story and “It was a curiosity as to “I did not know about eth- we got him in the shower.”
However, Padgett faced the wisdom to a community he why things had turned out so nomusicology until I joined John Murrell, a music
world of controversial jour- welcomes with open arms. well for North America and Wamidan, and Dr Makubya and Spanish double major,
nalism well before any trips to Wabash played a fun- so badly for Latin America in has encouraged me ever since is from Tulsa, Oklahoma
Latin America. In high school damental role in guiding terms of politics and econom- to become an ethnomusicolo- and is a graduate of Bishop
Padgett wrote a story cover- Padgett down his path in life. ics,” Padgett said. “Beyond gist,” Murrell said. “I never Kelly high school. He cites
ing the fighting scandal of his “When I was a college stu- that I also wanted to explore considered it seriously until his mother, a former English
fellow students on the Carmel dent at Wabash in the 1980s, what made us similar. Were my junior year, when a 30 teacher, as his inspiration.
High School hockey team. Central America was our sort there ways to show Ameri- minute piano lesson turned “My mother gave up her
“I remember finding out of ‘Vietnam’ issue,” Padgett cans how Latin America was into a one hour talk on what job as an English teacher to
real quick how things you said. “I became very interest- I wanted to do with my life.” stay at home to raise four
write can affect you,” Padgett ed not just in Latin America As president of Phi Delta boys, while my dad travelled
See PADGETT, page 3 Theta, Murrell believes in around because of his sales
said. “I remember the hock- but also Latin America’s rela-
leadership by interaction. job,” Murrell said. “After
“My role as President is we all graduated high school
to find out what the house she went back to school and
thinks is best for itself, to got two master’s degrees in
cultivate those ideas into ac- administration and the sec-
tion and to delegate the work ond in Lasallian studies – a
accordingly,” Murrell said. catholic schooling system
Though Murrell is a part based on St John the Baptist
of five organizations on cam- de la Salle. After 21 years
pus, his experience at the of living in the same house
Phi Delta Theta fraternity in Oklahoma my parents
is the most special to him. moved to Browning, Montana
“Living in the cold dorm with because my mom became
my pledge brothers was truly the principal of a LaSallian
an incredible experience that Catholic grade school on the
was wildly fun,” Murrell said. Blackfeet Indian reservation.”
Murrell also recalled a Murrell, like many oth-
memorable incident that oc- er Tulsans at Wabash, was
curred during his freshman
| WABASH ‘12
Tim Padgett ‘84 was presented with the Clarence A. Jackson Career Service Award on Homecoming
year in the house. Murrell
weekend. He also lectured about dealing with the partisan divide in the American media. See MURRELL, page 3
along with his other fresh-
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301 W. Wabash Ave.
Miles ‘76 Has Done It All
Alum balances Super Bowl, CICP duties
EDITOR IN CHIEF PETER ROBBINS ‘12 Despite the fact that he was
Peter Robbins EDITOR IN CHIEF only 33 years old, Miles felt
ready for the challenge.
MANAGING EDITOR Since graduating from “Because of my experi-
Wabash in 1976, Mark Miles ence in politics up to that
has worked at different times point I felt more seasoned by
Yangnan “Paul” Liu
in three very different em- the time we got the Pan Am
email@example.com ployment sectors: non-profit, games,” Miles said. “There’s
for-profit and government. a definite link between my
Kenny Farris In fact, his diverse career work in campaigns and
path started even before he what I’ve done with sport-
OPINION EDITOR had a diploma. He was set ing events. They are both
to graduate in 1975, but he high-energy, time-intensive,
took a year off in 1974 to exciting enterprises. In both
campaign for Richard Lugar’s cases you start one day from
firstname.lastname@example.org senatorial run. scratch, just like an entrepre-
“I worked with Mitch neur with a start-up company.
John Dykstra Daniels, who had just come So both are invigorating,
from Princeton and was the challenging environments.”
PHOTO EDITOR boss of the campaign,” Miles When Indianapolis of-
said. “Lugar lost, but it was ficials decided to try to get
the first year after Watergate, the 2012 Super Bowl, it was
so to say it was an uphill no surprise that they called
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK MILES
email@example.com battle for a Republican is an Miles. Mark Miles ‘76 is the Chair of the Super Bowl Committee and the
CEO of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP).
understatement.” “In January 2008, Mayor
The purpose of The Bachelor is to
serve the school audience, includ- Miles was a Political Sci- Ballard asked me to put a bid “The goal of these initia- the well-rounded person he is
ing but not limited to administrators, ence major, but he said he together and there was actu- tives is to be catalysts for today.
faculty and staff, parents, alumni,
community members and most could have easily majored in ally not a lot of time to get a growth in sectors where we “The choice of a liberal
importantly, the students. Because
this is a school paper, the content English, French or History bid completed,” Miles said. think the state and region arts college is the choice not
and character within will cater to instead. “Just after it was accepted I have great opportunities,” to specialize during your
Miles said. undergraduate work and
the student body’s interests, ideas
and issues. Further, this publication “I have always been probably worked eight hours
will serve as a medium and forum
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Miles said. “Political science have to work 25 to 30 hours a take up most of Miles’ time well-rounded,” Miles said.
are distinct, the Super Bowl “Wabash also teaches you
Although an individual newspaper,
the Board of Publications publishes was an interest of mine, but week on the Super Bowl, so
The Bachelor. The Bachelor and
BOP receive funding from the I’m not sure it was any more right now I just have to work and the CICP have a lot to self-confidence and exposes
Wabash College Student Senate,
than history. I never set out to 80 hours a week.” gain from each other. you to a lot of bright people.
“It’s important to note that And I felt very free to take a
which derives its funds from the
Wabash College student body. work in politics – it just hap- The bulk of Miles’ time is
Letters (e-mails) to the editor are pened that way.” spent as the CEO of the Cen- my Super Bowl involvement year off when I did and come
welcomed and ecouraged. They
Miles then ran Mayor Wil- tral Indiana Corporate Part- is not for work,” Miles said. back.”
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will only be published if they in-
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obscenity. No article or picture of
an obscene nature will appear in ed to run the Pan Am games accelerate the states IT sector tional professional tennis, He said his favorite class was
of 1987 in Indianapolis, and entrepreneurial enter- for 15 years. Miles played Constitutional Law with Mc-
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Friday, October 7
Fall Class Visit Day
LaFollette Lecture, Dr.
Steve Morillo, Salter
Hall, 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, October 9
Bob Knowling ‘77 Lec-
ture, Salter Hall, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11
IFC Meeting, Student
Senate Room, 11:10
Student Senate Meet-
ing, Library Goodrich
Room, 7 p.m.
Rogge Memorial Lec-
ture, Mark Pauly, Lovell
Lecture Hall, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 12
Fall Break Begins
NYC Alumni Networking
Trip, 12 p.m.
Thursday, October 13
Saturday, October 15
The Bachelor | October 7, 2011 Page 3
Velasco’s Travels Lead Her to Wabash
TAYLOR KENNON ‘15 co said. “The point is that you cannot
STAFF WRITER choose your destination, they assign
the destination for you. If you reject
Far away from home, Asturias, it, then you are out of the program.”
Spain, Angela Donate Velasco enjoys Teaching has been a career path that
traveling. She has been in America Velasco enjoys. She became interested
just more than a month. The travel- in education during her own school-
ing excitement comes from the cul- ing. Velasco earned her degree in
ture exchange. “For me, it’s a way of English Studies and a Masters Degree
bringing my culture,” said Velasco. in teacher training. She discovered
“I’m very happy to share my culture.” her love for education during teaching
Despite loving her trip to Amer- practice at a local high school. From
ica, Velasco misses Spanish food. there teaching became a strong interest.
“The thing I probably miss the most When Velasco doesn’t teach she
is the food,” Velasco said. “I don’t re- plays tennis, reads, sings, and danc-
ally like food here; it’s the only thing es. Salsa dancing is one of her favor-
I really don’t like. The rest is perfect.” ites. On November 11 at 7:30p.m,
Velasco described the cul- Velasco will participate in Wami-
ture switch as a major change. don, the annual world music festi-
“It’s completely different,” Velasco val at Wabash, to share her culture.
GRANT MCCLOSKEY | WABASH ‘12
said. “This is another culture.” De- “I’m going to do the Flamenco dance
New Spanish Intern Angela Donate Velasco has enjoyed Wabash’s location in the
spite the food, she doesn’t mind the Midwest. Velasco’s time at Wabash has helped her become a world traveler.
with one of the students, John Mur-
change. Traveling is one of her favor- rell,” Velasco said. “I’m very excited for
ideas for where to travel next. Velasco’s opportunity to that. I’ve never danced the Flamenco
ite activities. The excitement comes “This [trip] is one of the most impor- come to America came from
from the change in customs. In ad- before, but I really like it.”
tant things for me this year,” Velasco a cultural exchange program. To Velasco, culture and travel-
dition to experiencing American cul- said. “I would like to travel as much “I came here through a cross cultural
ture, she has visited England as well. ing are everything. New environ-
as possible. [Before,] I didn’t travel program called Fulbright,” said Velas- ments are always an interest. Wa-
“I have been in England and if much. Of course, I want to go to co. This program, sponsored by the
I have to choose, I prefer the U.S. bash is definitely a new environment
Chicago. There are so many places; United States Department of State, compared to Spain, but expect
The people are really kind here.” this country is amazing.” Other de- gave Velasco an offer. The program
Her experience so far has her to spread her culture as well.
sired U.S. destinations for Velasco though is rigid where applicants travel.
been pleasant. She has many include New York and California. “This is a very good scholarship,” Velas-
similar that could help us become a lit- ing able to offer their opinions re-
tle closer so that perhaps North Ameri-
ca could perhaps help Latin America.”
Padgett’s career has brought a largely
sponsibly in this new media culture.
“The firewall (of objectivity) is dis-
appearing,” Padgett said. “Because
Teaching at Wabash
successful union between his Wabash of it, it’s more incumbent of us to be
curiosities and his involvement in thorough and fairing how we arrive at TYLER HARDCASTLE ‘15 are listening, speaking, reading and
various controversies. Starting at the those opinions. It would be one thing STAFF WRITER writing,” Martin said. “I chose the
Chicago Sun-Times, Padgett’s jour- if I were just a journalist standing there school and stayed there to form re-
nalism career led him to his current ranting at Chavez, calling him a dicta- Mariángeles Martin came to Wabash lationships and try to show the kids
position as the Latin American Bureau tor. It’s another thing for me to offer from the Caleto Olivia Province in that they could do more. They came
Chief at Time magazine. Padgett cov- fair and credible opinions of him and Argentina. She hopes to share her cul- from a neighborhood where they don’t
ered a wide variety of issues, includ- give him his props when he deserves ture here on campus. When the time want to, or think they can, leave.” Mar-
ing the signing of the NAFTA agree- it and criticism when he deserves it.” comes, she plans to share what she has tin said she wants to help these stu-
ment, the contentious relationship In journalism and at Wabash, learned here on campus with her fam- dents accomplish more because she
between the U.S. and Venezuela, and Padgett promoted the value of consis- ily, friends and students back home. came from the same neighborhood.
21 years covering the war on drugs. tency over ideology in guiding opin- “I want to be able to share parts While teaching, Martin met a col-
Padgett revealed how these sto- ions. The bureau chief held a strong of my culture here,” Martin said. league from New York who was par-
ries have exposed the subtle and belief that Wabash can help a student Martin teaches several labs for ticipating in a teaching exchange
potentially dangerous chang- promote movements towards devel- the 100 and 200 level courses. This program. He had been teaching Eng-
es occurring in journalism. oping beliefs and opinions based on gives her the opportunity to teach, lish. After getting the idea from him,
“The Internet has changed a read- empirical observation over ideology. but also share parts of her culture. Martin began the application process
er’s expectations on what a jour- “I feel a lot of optimism for the “I prepare labs and help the teachers by to do a similar program. Picking a
nalist should say in their cover- College,” Padgett said. “Make sure taking over their classes,” Martin said. school was not easy, but she even-
age,” Padgett said. “There’s more you take advantages of all the intel- Martin has introduced her students tually narrowed her choices down.
expectation that correspondents lectual offerings that are here so you to music as well as reviewing vo- “I didn’t want to be in a big city
will offer more of their opinion.” can take the life-long learning ideal cabulary and grammar. Martin is surrounded by people who might
“When I started as a foreign cor- that they promote here seriously.” also involved with the Spanish Club. already speak Spanish,” Mar-
respondent in the 1990’s, I was ex- In the spirit of consistency, “When I go back home I want to tin said. “I also wanted to be ex-
pected to be more objective,” Padgett Padgett didn’t back down from try to make this year useful to im- posed to the true American culture.”
said. “For example, I knew that communicating one controversial prove my classes,” says Martin. These criteria carried Martin through
Mexico wasn’t ready politically and stance for the Wabash community. Martin taught for two years in a pub- the application process, ultimately
economically to join in a free trade “Don’t let a political party, or a lic middle school before coming to bringing her here to Wabash College.
agreement with the developed world. church, or any cable news network Wabash. She comes to Wabash with “I’m starting to get used to the
But I couldn’t really say anything.” do your thinking for you,” Padgett an interesting list of experiences. culture here,” Martin said, though
Padgett sees the challenge of all said. “Do your own thinking.” “At the beginning (my focus) was she is still learning new things.
people, not only journalists, be- psychology, but I realized my main goal “I think we have the preconcep-
was to help adolescence,” says Martin. tion that Americans are cold,” Mar-
Miles Martin spent two years studying psy-
chology in Córdoba then went to the
tin said, referring to the personal
space the American culture values.
Instituto Provincial de Educación Su- Martin was happily proven
“Con Law taught you how to political savvy, and his clear but car- perior Coleta Olivia. Four years later wrong in many of these ideas.
think,” Miles said. “It was about ing focus have enabled him to make she graduated with a degree focused “The only time I had heard about
principles more than memorizing real progress on critical issues and op- on teaching English to middle and Fraternities was in movies,” Mar-
details, and Dr. McClain really mo- portunities. His influences and results high school students. Her first job was tin said, referring to the idea of the
tivated you to make connections.” span economic development, social not easy. She taught in the equiva- “Animal House”, a stereotype that
Miles’ influence has not gone un- services, transportation, education, lent of an inner city school district. many Americans may even hold.
noticed by leaders in Indianapolis. athletics and government. He has a “The first year was quite hard, because After seeing how they work here at
“Mark has been invaluable to the lightning quick mind, he executes, he they didn’t want me there,” Martin said. Wabash, Martin changed her mind.
work of the present and the visions of leads and he cares – a classic Wabash- Many of the students were re- “I understand now that they are
the future of the city, region, and state,” educated citizen: thoughtful, respon- luctant to learn English in the all about the traditions of the col-
said Wabash Trustee and Barnes and sible, effective and humane. And he way she wanted to teach it. lege and that they (the brothers)
Thornburg Partner David Shane ’70. cooks a mean dinner even though his “The four main skills of a language are friends for life,” Martin said.
“His natural entrepreneurial instincts, tennis game has seen better days.”
his business and civic experience, his
recruited by Mike Dill, an bash brotherhood,” Murrell said. “So,
alumnus of the college. you should strive to give the best ver-
“There are a handful of Tulsans sion of yourself to both brotherhoods.”
at Wabash who are here in one way Murrell is also grateful to Wa-
or the other because of Mike Dill,” bash College for molding him
Murrell said. “My older brother went into the person that he is today.
here as well and he was a senior when “Other than the obvious fantas-
I was a freshman. We were both re- tic education that Wabash offers, the
cruited by Mike Dill, a trustee of relationships I have had and the po-
the college and a fellow Phi Delt.” sitions I have held in the house as
What is his advice for fresh- well as other clubs have taught me
men at the Phi delta house? life skills that would be hard to learn
“Don’t ever forget that you are otherwise,” Murrell said. “That is COREY EGLER | WABASH ‘15
working to become part of the Phi to the credit of Wabash College.” Spanish Language Intern Mariángeles Martin has brought years of teaching experi-
Delta Chi Fraternity as well as the Wa- ence to Wabash this year. Here, she helps Daniel Niezer ‘15 in a Spanish lab.
Opinion The Bachelor | October 7, 2011
Bachelor Editorial Board
The Voice of Wabash Since 1908
EDITOR IN CHIEF CREATIVE EDITOR MANAGING EDITOR
Peter Robbins Yangnan “Paul” Liu Brandan Alford
NEWS EDITOR OPINION EDITOR CAVELIFE EDITOR SPORTS EDITOR
Kenny Farris Alex Robbins John Dykstra Brandan Alford
Make Your Schedule Well-Rounded
of Family Day, go to the football Not to mention, there is this thing with them, so go and support them.
STAFF EDITORIAL game, attend Oktoberfest, and wind called Bell Week that allows you to But at the same time you will be
it down at National Act with Mike become cultured in a whole new way. supporting yourself by utilizing the
With a large number of events Posner and Asher Roth. As the Christmas Recess ap- opportunities provided you by this
approaching at Wabash, there is no Talk about a renaissance day. proaches in December and finals very unique place that with so few
better time to plan out the rest of your After Rich Woods’ Chapel Talk loom, there are still opportunities people can present speakers, plays,
semester and find that healthy bal- yesterday, two remain this month— to catch plays at the Vanity Theatre, concerts, and events with such differ-
ance that all Liberal Arts men should one from Dr. Bill Cook and one from attend the “Wabash has Talent” show, ent backgrounds.
have. President of the National Association attend an array of holiday music pro- To do this, keep your schedule
In the several weeks through the of Wabash Men, Greg Castanias— grams, and line up at Sparks during balanced. Surely, most Wabash men
end of the semester, events of all and the three put together create a finals week for the famed Midnight will attend National Act and the Bell
nature will be held on campus and very diverse list of speakers. Munch. game, but go to Casino Night and
no Wabash men should pass at the In November, Casino Night, the Take the next several weeks and concerts and Chapel Talks. Enhance
chance. Student Recital, and plethora of view them as an opportunity to cul- your Wabash experience and be a
On the same Saturday in October, Career Services events are schedules. ture yourself in ways that our small better renaissance man for it by well-
the 22nd, students have an opportu- Basketball and Wrestling kick-off college atmosphere allows us to do rounding your next couple months
nity to compete in the Moot Court, their seasons and Cross Country, best. You know the people participat- worth of time.
spend time with their family as a part Swimming and Football end theirs. ing in these events, you have class
The Tea Party Mob is Boiling Over
If you have watched any of the recent Repub- Republican Party has just been hijacked by igno-
lican debates you no doubt wonder who are those STEVAN STANKOVICH ‘12 rant people and special interests and has shifted so
people in the crowd. To many commentators and I, OPINION COLUMNIST far right that a normal republican would now be
they seemed either like monsters or a roman mob. considered a democrat.
The things the crowed cheered for or booed against One last example is in one of the most recent
sounded like something out of a horror movie. debate there was a question by a gay soldier fight-
First there was the incident about the death ing in Afghanistan, whether they would repeal
penalty and how Governor Perry watched over the the law that allowed gays to serve in the military.
greatest number of death penalties over any other Do you want to guess what the reaction of the
governor. I understand how some people are in her head and smiling to let the man die. Again my crowd was? You think that being Republicans
favor of the death penalty, but what kind of person question is who was in this monstrous audience and patriotic Americans they would cheer a man
cheers for the death of another person, except that had no heart for their fellow human beings. actively serving his country. The same people that
maybe for a mass murderer, which most of the The answer is the tea party. were wrapping themselves in the flag and cheer-
people on death row in Texas are not. Furthermore If you look back at history Republicans have ing on any war during the Bush years and cheered
the excitement and spontaneity of the cheers for been in favor for extending healthcare to every- for soldiers until the cows come home, like they
this question sounded like the people in the audi- one see President Richard Nixon. Even President should. What did they do? They openly booed and
ence were after blood. Even if you can forgive this George W. Bush made the biggest entitlement jeered the servicemen. This just shows how radical
incident, fast forward to the next debate where the program since LBJ with the prescription drug pro- the Republican and Tea Party are becoming. The
crowd is cheering for the death of an innocent man. gram, giving the elderly cheap prescription medi- people that supported our troops no matter what
In the next debate the moderator asked Ron cations. How then does a Republican party change were booing their own soldier serving in a war
Paul if he would be in favor for letting a man die if from making the biggest entitlement program in because of his sexual orientation. Does anyone else
he not have health insurance. The crowd spontane- health care in a half a century, to cheering for kill- see something wrong with this picture? My main
ously started clapping and cheering for the person ing someone that does not have health insurance. problem is how the frontrunner of the Republican
to die. The thing that was the most shocking is The easy argument is that the extremist just took Party, Mitt Romney, did not even stand up for the
when the camera turned to the audience and a per- over the party and that they were always there. servicemen and claimed ignorance to the crowd’s
fectly normal middle-aged woman was nodding This seems crazy because where were they in other reaction.
points of American history. It seems to me that the See STANKOVICH, page 5
Dress Up for the Occasion, Wabash
I recently attended an RSVP, invitation-only you opt for suspenders, which are too formal for
dinner here on campus, for which the invitation business casual situations) and no man is complete- REED HEPBURN ‘12
specified “business casual” dress. I immediately ly dressed for business without one. OPINION COLUMNIST
cringed. Not because I myself have any problem The first two mentioned delineations encom-
with “dressing up,” mind you. I cringed because passed by business casual are too painfully obvi-
I’m familiar with the way in which many Wallies ous to define. It must be pointed out, however, that
interpret the phrase “business casual.” Surveying there are degrees of propriety within these basic
my colleagues at this dinner, I saw that most had guidelines. The specification of a collared shirt
hit the dress code mark fairly well, but as usual, allows much room for variance, from the polo to a
there was that substantial contingent which either pressed, button-down dress shirt complete with tie.
misinterpreted the instructions, or deigned them To wear a polo to a business casual event, however,
of no import. While it is uncharacteristic of me to is to meet the bare minimum requirement-- to do by Career Services that they need no argument.
urge Wabash men to adhere to societal conven- as little as possible to get by. The same can be said But I believe that we are morally obligated to try
tions, this is one situation in which conformity is of the “dark jeans” allowance many believe busi- our best to comply with dress codes at invite/RSVP
not only a prudent political and professional ges- ness casual entails. Formality of attire represents-- events.
ture, but of higher moral merit than the alternative. whether it requires it or not --effort, and effort Most of these events, when we are college
It must be first understood that business casual, indicates how much one cares, so you can deduce students, are hosted by faculty or administrators,
dear Wallies, is not a cryptic or byzantine code. for yourself what message these lower-effort alter- or are in honor of a scholar, speaker, etc. of similar
Nor is it a system under which a collar gives one natives convey. standing. These people deserve our respect on
a carte-blanche extending to the rest of his outfit. It is frustrating, then, when I attend these events their own merit, and thus we should honor their
There are a few things that business casual abso- and meet colleagues who wear polos and jeans, requests. But beyond that, whenever we are invited
lutely mandates for men: a collared shirt, leather or and sometimes with their shirts not even tucked- to an event, we become guests of those that invite
suede shoes (i.e. NOT tennis shoes, other athletic in. It is at this point where one ceases to meet the us, the invitation being a gesture of respect. The
footwear, or sandals of any kind), and a belt. This minimum requirement and the attempt at business least we can do is to reciprocate that respect by
last item seems to be forgotten far too often by casual (if an attempt was even made) is an outright putting a few moments of extra effort into dressing
Wabash men when dressing for career-oriented failure. Now, I stated earlier that “dressing up” is ourselves. To disregard this request is to deny our
events. The belt is not only a utilitarian accessory preferable both professionally and morally. The ad- host the respect that he or she deserves, and to send
employed to suspend one’s trousers on an as- vantages (or imperatives) of complying with dress them, implicitly, the message we regard our own
needed basis. Practical or not, the belt has become codes in regards to career advancement, have been personal convenience more highly than we value
an essential element of any outfit (unless of course or will be instilled in all of us so emphatically their company.
The Bachelor | October 7, 2011 Page 5
More and More Change at Wabash
Last year, those of us who were change, then, is that the holders of the sooner than anticipated? The Col-
SAM BENNETT ‘14 freshmen, sophomores, and upper- power to influence the development lege has already begun to devise a
OPINION COLUMNIST classmen remember the abandonment of the institution voluntarily scrapped plan that will force us to fill this gap
of C&T and the creation of a second- C&T for a glossier EQ that seemed with other things—things more in
Political discourse has been semester all-freshmen course entitled more vibrant in appearance. line with yet another change and not
centered on this for ages. The last EQ. There was opposition from many The merits of EQ are what they necessarily developmental.
successful Presidential campaign was students and some faculty mem- are. I cannot say that I disliked EQ, Multiculturalism, Non-Western Stud-
focused on change, for better or for bers, but nevertheless, the change that I wish I had not taken it, or that I ies, and Gender Studies. These are
worse, depending on your political occurred. A beloved and renowned did not enjoy myself. However, I also the fields that are to be added to the
leniency. But politics and academics Wabash Tradition faded into the cannot say that I would have disliked distribution requirements for those
are two entirely different categories memories of years passed and a new C&T, that I wish I had taken it, or who were subjected to EQ and not
of “contemplative” interaction, and class of bright-eyed Wabash fresh- that I would not enjoy myself only C&T. I will not delve into my per-
what follows surprises me: the Wa- men was robbed of the opportunity because I never had nor never will sonal beliefs about these three studies
bash academic atmosphere has been to engage in C&T and was handed a have the opportunity to experience and their significance in the Wabash
so incredibly accepting of change single-semester, recently fleshed out it. Regardless, the change was made, curriculum because I do not think this
over the past year that I am afraid we EQ as compensation. But how could for better or for worse, depending on is the time for that sort of discus-
are in danger of losing our academic the freshman class sufficiently under- your academic leniency. sion. What is important, however, is
integrity. stand what was happening to them? And so this fight against EQ and that these three fields of study can
Do not convict me of being an ir- They had no C&T to compare EQ for C&T cannot adequately be fought be found implicitly already in many
reconcilable traditionalist just yet—I to, no way of judging its merits even any in the classes of 2014, 2015, aspects of Wabash coursework and
do in fact recognize the necessity for pseudo-objectively, but regardless of or future classes to come, simply Campus life.
change. When some “truths” begin to this, they were subjected to it. because of the fact that none of us Adding more requirements robs
seem less true, especially in course- The College assuredly has, in the will ever experience C&T and will the Wabash student of endeavoring to
work, new truths ought to replace past, given in to external pressures have only experienced EQ. The EQ find his own path of involvement. En-
them. This is obvious. The study of from the rest of the world, and for Vs. C&T struggle has come and forcing even more regulations in our
mathematics, for example, is ever the better in many instances. These passed and it will now be accepted already heavily regulated academic
developing. Students at Wabash now external pressures were never taken as something the College promotes atmosphere can and will be devastat-
are expected to have a better under- at face value, however, but they were and desires (thus, according to past ing. More regulation allows for less
standing of mathematics than those seen through the eyes of a skeptical precedent, as something the College individual development and more
who attended the College when it and wary institution. These losses deems developmental). cogs to be thrust from a “Wabash
first opened its doors. But this is not were ones that Wabash understood as The problem now arises, how- Machine.” The College is regrettably
to say that the truth of the study of necessary based on the fact that they ever, concerning a distribution gap. clinging to a hollow passing phase
mathematics has faded. Continuous would assist in the continual devel- Because C&T was a two-semester of re-edification. A new frightening
development, then, is what ought to opment of the College. They were course and EQ is only a single- visage of forced regulation will soon
be occurring at Wabash rather than never purely voluntary developments semester course, there opens up a replace the beautiful countenance that
destruction and re-establishment. insofar as the College would not space in a semester that we must is just now beginning to slip away if
So this is my distinction between have given in to these pressures had fill. Should we fill that gap with an we do not express our concerns and
“change” and “development” and I it not regarded the pressures benefi- elective? Should we fill that gap with resentments.
hope it allows the reader to further cial or unquestionably helpful. What a course required for our major so
understand my following contentions. is unsettling about this most recent that we might fulfill our requirement
Letter to the Editor
About “Wabash Always Fights”
D3Football.com recently suggested that Franklin College
had the best tailgating in all of Division 3. Part of their defense
of this argument was the fact that they sell official tailgating
shirts at Franklin. The shirts are in homage to Notre Dame’s
famous “Play like a champion today,” and read, “Tailgate like
a champion today.” While that might be a fun shirt to wear if
you’re a Grizzly, no self-respecting Little Giant would wear
a shirt that rips off another school’s motto. After all, we have
“Wabash Always Fights,” right?
“Wabash Always Fights” is a great school motto. It’s posi-
tive – who would even suggest quitting – and it’s masculine. We
are going to fight. Not give it our best. We are going to fight
you. You can come here and we will be respectful, but when
the game begins, we are going to fight you from the moment
the contest begins until the last whistle is blown. It’s a power-
ful message and it’s one that I have continued to consider in my
daily life since graduating almost 10 years ago.
We have a motto to be proud of. On game day we must use
it. Why wait until an untimely turnover or an officiating blunder
to start our war cry? Let’s not allow our mantra to become a
negative entity, only existing when hope seems to be lost. Wa- STANKOVICH
bash Always Fights is more than that. It should intimidate our
competition and empower our team. The chants of Wabash Al- So this is what I am afraid of and why who openly boos its service mem-
ways Fights should begin before any competition to let our op- there is very little doubt in my mind bers fighting for our country because
ponent know that we are serious. It should be used after scoring that I will never support the tea party of their sexual orientation. Finally
to remind the world that we will not become complacent, that or the Republican Party this election. I could not support the Republican
we will not stop. We will continue to fight. We always fight. They are so radical that a moderate party because the front runners of
This past weekend, with 5,000 Little Giant supporters in the Republican like John Huntsman does this Republican field are beholden
stands for Homecoming, I did not hear a single utterance of not stand a chance. President Rea- to the tea party and will not stand
Wabash Always Fights. Let’s stop using our cheer only in times gan, Eisenhower, Bush and Nixon up to them or their leaders like Rush
of trouble. Let’s make it a consistent message – it should always would all probably be rejected by this Limbaugh or Glenn Beck that march
be used. It’s what we do. Wabash Always Fights. Republican tea party so fast that it steadily more extreme all the time.
would make their heads hurt. I can- Please for the country’s sake
In Wabash, not support a group that cheers for the I hope the tea party explodes and all
killing of people both those in jail and the ideas in the pot evaporate along
Ryan Daming ‘02 those innocent that do not have health with the crazies supporting them.
insurance. I cannot support a party
Have an opinion?
Send your letters to:
Cavelife The Bachelor | October 7, 2011
The ‘Dirty 30’ Debate
Which Beer is the Best of the Worst?
BRANDAN ALFORD ‘12 budget can consume. rable in price, explaining why they are search,” Natural Light and Keystone
SPORTS EDITOR While my self-described “refined” favorites at most college parties. Each Light appeared to have the largest fol-
beer tastes prefer such delicacies as can be described as watered-down, lowing among Wallies, with Busch
Blue Moon and Corona, my wallet weak, and cheap. Nonetheless, cases Light holding much less appeal. As it
As the clock creeps closer and clos- constraints limit such indulgences. of this stuff fly off shelves of liquor is, it seems as though Busch is the odd
er to 4:00 on Friday afternoons, Wal- My trips to one of our fine local liquor stores everywhere en masse to your beer out in this discussion. In my ex-
lies (aged 21 and older) everywhere stores leave me with a triad of options: friendly fraternity or house party. perience, though, Busch Light has its
are faced with the inevitable, unavoid- Keystone Light, Busch Light, and Commercially, Keystone Light has benefits as well. As a somewhat stron-
able, and consequential question: Natural Light. been the most prevalent and well- ger light beer, the Busch variety pres-
Which “Dirty 30” is it going to be? Favorites at most college parties, known. Through their “Keith Stone” ents a taste bud confusion as you may
“‘What is a ‘Dirty 30’?” you might these three light beers are defined by marketing campaign, Keystone has almost believe you are drinking real
ask. Well, to my under-aged or teeto- their drinkability, taste, and most im- presented its beer as a smooth, easy- beer. Don’t be alarmed; you aren’t.
talling friends, a ‘Dirty 30’ is the finest portantly, price. All three are compa- drinking beer that is popular among While most people have a strong
collection of 360 ounces a Wally on a the mustache-donning, flannel-wear- feeling one way or the other on this
ing, girl-impressing crowd. Keystone matter, there are the exceptions to the
is a personal favorite of yours truly, rule, who feel rather ambivalent on
most likely because it was the first the Dirty 30 debate.
cheap light beer I was exposed to, and “Quite frankly, I’d rather drink
as any good, honorable indulger of rum,” Alex Robbins ‘13 said. “But I
alcohol can tell you: if it ain’t broke, guess if I had to pick one, it’d be Key-
don’t fix it. So fix it, I won’t. stone.”
However, when polled, several fel- And that, my friends, is the real
low Wallies expressed a strong oppo- moral of the story: these beers aren’t
sition to Keystone. about enjoyment of hops and/or bar-
“Natural light is by far a better beer,” ley, they are about economic sensibil-
Logan Frederick ‘12 said. “Keystone ity. So this Friday when you walk into
Light tastes a lot like dirty water.” Southside Liquors, remember, for $15
While I’m unsure how my class- per case, you can’t really go wrong.
mate knows exactly how dirty water Some of you may agree with my
tastes, I get his point. “Fratty Light” analysis of this great debate, some
as he lovingly named it, seemed to may not. Either way, remember that
have an appeal with a good number much like our three light beers to
of the individuals I questioned. Their choose from, you truly get what you
reasons all fell along the lines of taste. pay for.
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Keystone featured many commercials using Keith Stone. Out of the triad of ‘Dirty
30’ beers, Keystone is most popular on Wabash’s campus. As I found through my extensive “re-
Shame on You, Rays Fans
JOHN DYKSTRA ‘13
This year’s Major League
Baseball playoffs came about
with more zeal than previ-
ous years, as the Tampa Bay
Rays and St. Louis Cardinals
made unpredicted comebacks
to conquer Wild Card titles.
On September 1, the Boston
Red Sox were leading the AL
East and were 8 1/2 games
ahead of the Rays; the Atlan-
ta Braves were 7 1/2 games
ahead of the St. Louis Cardi-
nals in the Wild Card stand-
ings as well. The Rays and
Cardinals bought their Wild
Card playoff tickets on the
final day of the 2011 season.
The winner might be the
one to write history, but the
Braves and, especially the
Red Sox wrote about the de- COURTESY OF PHILADORIDA.BLOGSPOT.COM
mise of their 2011 season. The Tampa Bay Rays were unable to sell-out in their final regular season game against the New York Yankees. The Rays won that
Their collapses also account- evening, which helped them eliminate Boston from the 2011 MLB Playoffs.
ed for several insights into
should be inspirational to attending games. The issue sideration. in overall attendance and the
baseball culture, both posi-
baseball fans, especially those is still unclear, but Florida Also, I feel the Red Sox Cubs ranked ninth. Minne-
tive and negative, in relation
who pay attention to the Rays baseball teams have a his- have been more criticized sota’s attendance was more
to underdog stories and home
because of how young the tory of poor attendance, with about their September col- than likely high because their
team is. an exception to World Series lapse than the Atlanta Braves. new ballpark opened last sea-
First, it was fascinating to
While the Rays’ story be- games. The Florida Marlins Obviously, the Red Sox and son. Obviously the Cubs’ at-
see both the Cardinals and
hind making the playoffs was and Tampa Bay Rays respec- Yankee rivalry is well known tendance was high because of
Rays live a Cinderella story. I
historically significant, the tively ranked twenty-eighth to baseball fans, as well as how dedicated their fan base
was particularly drawn to the
team’s fan base did not reflect and twenty-ninth overall in each team’s successful histo- is – the White Sox ranked
Rays because of how the team
that. In the Division Series, at attendance in 2011. Rays fans ry. However, the Braves once twenty-first (the US Cellular
evolved from a rock-bottom
home, the Rays failed to sell- dishonored the their team’s had a long streak of Pennant Field area is known for being
AL East team to a playoff
out. Their ballpark, Tropi- efforts by not attending Divi- titles. Geographically, Atlan- more dangerous than the area
contender over the past three
cana Field, has a maximum sion Series games. ta, Georgia is merely a state near Wrigley Field). Based on
years. The fact that they lost
capacity of 34,078, yet there The Cardinals were able to away from Florida. Could this these statistics, it is plausible
some key players last offsea-
were still many empty seats. sell-out when they hosted the be relevant to Tampa Bay’s to believe the Tampa Bay
son due to payroll limitations
Should Boston have made the Phillies in the NL Division low attendance? Rays would be able to draw
also made their 2011 story ap-
playoffs, Fenway Park surely Series. This could support my 2011 attendance statistics more fans if they moved to a
pealing. Albert Pujols made
would have been jam-packed, hypothesis in the paragraph revealed that teams from different town.
St. Louis’ comeback seem-
and Fenway only seats about above. The Midwest is known northeastern cities (Boston, The Cardinals and Rays un-
ingly mandatory. Making the
37,000 people. What consti- for its working class. There- Philadelphia, and New York), doubtedly deserved their en-
playoffs may have prolonged
tuted this problem in Tampa fore, there are more young north central cities (St. Louis, try into the playoffs. Tampa’s
Pujols’ departure from St.
Bay? and middle-aged citizens in Chicago, and Milwaukee), poor home game attendance
Louis; he might end up in a
A probable reason could the St. Louis area than Tampa and cities near the Pacific during the Division Series
different uniform next year.
be that the Tampa Bay area Bay. Coast (Los Angles and San provoked further research and
We will have to see if mak-
is full of retirees. The excite- Comparing the home game Francisco) had the highest helped reveal the correlation
ing the playoffs affects his
ment the Rays bring to Tampa attendance between the Car- attendance. Despite having between baseball game atten-
decision this offseason. The
Bay might be discouraging dinals and Rays certainly a horrible seasons, the Min- dance and geography.
underdog story of both teams
for older citizens in terms of brings the age factor into con- nesota Twins ranked fourth
The Bachelor | October 7, 2011 PAGE 7
Blink’s Return Not Too Special
ALEX TOTTEN ‘13 adding anything.
MUSIC COLUMNIST To be fair, it isn’t a terrible al-
bum; I’ve heard much worse from
Bring out your diamond studs, frost- much more popular bands (looking
ed tips and angst because it’s 2001 at you, Nickelback); It’s uninspired.
again, or, at least, that’s what I was Barker and his cohorts have spent the
thinking when I listened to Blink- last five years working on different
182’s new album, Neighborhoods. projects, Sum41, Angels and Air-
The band, which had been inactive waves. They’ve lost some chemistry,
since 2005, came back with this new they’ve gotten older, and all of those
LP last week after its long hiatus and other excuses, but it still maintains
many side projects. Neighborhoods is the same core of sound. Their shal-
a simple continuation of everything low pop punk sound hasn’t changed
that they had been doing back in the since 1999.
late 90’s and early 2000’s with Enema It’s exactly what one would expect
of the State and Take Off Your Pants with a new Blink-182 album; it’s the
and Jacket. The sound is still uninter- same stuff they were doing ten years
esting with layered vocals, rhythmic ago, the only problem being that ev-
power chords, snare and high hat eryone grew up. When they came out
drums, and uninspired bass parts that in the late 90’s, music had been in a
mélange to make a fading shadow of horrible way. After grunge and gang-
nostalgia driven sub interest. sta rap slowed down, there wasn’t
It sounds like anything a garage a presence of good original music.
band made up of your younger Blink and other pop punk bands took
brother and his two friends could do. the edge off punk and marketed it to
None of the parts are terribly inter- mainstream America, and the popu-
esting. The guitar doesn’t do much lace was ready to eat it up.
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that have been overused since The substance, but we didn’t care. We Blink-182’s return album Neighborhoods resonates the band’s famous sound. The
album is the band’s first since their self-titled album in 2003.
Ramones, the bass simply follows had just spent the last five years let-
the guitar, and the drums don’t do ting boy bands dominate the charts. Now what’s left is the nostalgia that would possibly like. It’s a shadow
anything interesting. They did throw They were a breath of fresh air in a everyone has of how awesome Blink of their former selves, but it seems
in some synthesizer and effects, but shallow world. We’ve grown up, Bl- used to be. But like slap bracelets to maintain the same fun sound they
it doesn’t do much to make the sound ink. The Arcade Fire just won best and bowl cuts, we’ve come to realize had going for them. It’s a bad attempt
any more full or complete; if any- album last year with a deep, inter- how incredibly ridiculous we looked. at a dated idea; pop punk died long
thing, it cheapens it. The synthesizer esting sound with unapologetic lyrics Blink-182 only has that to coast ago and should have stayed dead,
makes it sound something akin to All and an intricate story. That’s what we on, the hope that people remember remembered fondly for what it was.
American Reject’s first album which want now. We want there to be some- how much they loved their first al- Now its shambled corpse is running
they did better and earlier. It’s used thing with our music. Dance beats bums. across stage, scaring small children
incorrectly and inappropriately; it de- and power chords aren’t enough any- This album is something that hard- and the elderly.
tracts from the core sound without more, and this album is just dated. core Blink fans, if they still exist,
Ben Muensterman | Wabash ‘12
Timeline Puts F.B. History a Click Away
JACOB BURNETT ‘15 other respectable individuals can now
STAFF WRITER inspect every aspect of your Facebook
life. The timeline does not reflect hu-
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. This man being’s ability to change. You
argument presents one perspective re- were not the same person in 2006 that
garding Facebook’s new changes. If you are now. The timeline portrays
you get on Facebook, you probably one to seem static.
see multiple friends disparaging Face- The new layout also contains the
book’s changes. Facebook maintains new ticker feature. You are able to see
the reputation of a social networking friends of friend’s actions. The user
site that dedicates itself to helping now lacks control over who can see
individuals connect and share with what he or she is doing. The ticker
people in their lives. However, it has infringes upon the right to privacy
evolved into so much more, and some especially those of minors. That in-
argue that it’s no longer remaining nate problem may yield more online
true to its beliefs. The popular web- crimes. Also, the approach in which
site’s new changes may reap negative Facebook deems “top story” worthy
results. is bias. We should have the individual
The implementation of the timeline choice in deciding what is and what is COURTESY OF REFACE.ME
causes many problems. The timeline not important to us. Facebook has made several changes pertaining to the social network’s layout. The
will reside on an individual’s profile. To be honest, Facebook users occa- Facebook Timeline will post every Facebook user’s history, ranging from wall posts
The posts, statuses, and other recent sionally lack a proper filter. You may to “Likes.”
activities will be separated by the think that it’s their own fault, and they freedom of speech, it lies under the single click. The ticker addition no
years in which you have had your ac- should be held accountable. However, scrutiny of people we might not even longer helps connect and share with
count. Many people have had their their lack of control and intrinsic lack know. This lack of control opens the people in their lives, but with strang-
profiles for more than four years. This of judgment should not determine door for numerous problems. Where ers. Individual privacy is at stake.
presents the argument that, at the click their liability of mistakes. We need to should we draw the line between our However, there are ways to minimize
of a mouse, time is at your disposal. further educate the seriousness of mis- decision to let our friends have insight these negative aspects of Facebook.
You could search through a friend’s judgments to the younger generations. into our lives, and being subjected to You can strengthen your security set-
Facebook life within minutes. Once something is on the internet, it examination by strangers? tings, take time to delete mistakes, and
Individuals might not take the time stains it forever. When posting things on Facebook disable the ticker. Yet, we must not
to go through the years of material When we decide to put something we should implement a proper stan- forget that these Facebook changes af-
and delete posts, statuses, etc. and that online for our friends to view, we are dard of judgment, and we should re- fect every user.
leaves your mistakes on the internet now granting the public full access to member that anything online is easily Time is of the essence, and now it’s
for all to see. Employers, colleges, and our lives. When we make a mistake, accessible to millions of people. The of the click of a mouse.
change our minds, or use our right to new timeline compresses time into a
Sports The Bachelor | October 7, 2011
Little Giants Dethrone Lords
BRANDAN ALFORD ‘12 kind of makes us three dimensional.”
SPORTS EDITOR After the dust had settled on the
first half, the Little Giants (4-0) held
Saturday’s Homecoming matchup a commanding 42-0 lead. Sophomore
with Kenyon was about as one-sided running back Tyler Holmes accounted
of a football game can be. The Little for the only non-Belton score in the
Giants led from start to finish, rolling first half with his 1-yard touchdown
up big yards and impressive defensive run in the first quarter.
numbers in a 49-0 blowout. Belton threw touchdowns to seniors
For the second consecutive week, Jonathan Horn and Chamblee, as well
the Wabash offense hung 49 points on as sophomore Jeff Bell. The reception
an opposing defense, but unlike the was Bell’s first of his Wabash career.
Chicago blowout full of special teams The second half of play was rather
and defensive scores, the dismember- nondescript as the Little Giants used
ing of the Lords was an offensive ex- a litany of reserves. Wabash’s final
plosion. score was by junior Troy Meyers’
Junior quarterback Chase Belton 7-yard score in the fourth quarter.
was a two-way threat, throwing for The road gets significantly tougher
203 yards and three touchdowns while for Wabash this week, as it plays host
rushing for 110 yards and two more to Washington-St. Louis (2-2) at Hol-
scores on only five carries. Belton’s
IAN BAUMGARDNER | WABASH ‘14
lett Little Giant Stadium.
Junior quarterback Chase Belton did it all against Kenyon, accounting for 313 yards
day was done at halftime, having ac- A year ago, the Bears defeated
cumulated 313 yards of offense on named to D3Football.com’s Team of the Little Giants in Missouri, 24-20.
our running back in the rushing game,
only 18 touches and becoming Wa- the Week. Wabash held a late 20-17 lead before
they have to look out for our quarter-
bash’s first 100-yard rusher of the sea- The performance was not lost upon Washington scored with little over a
back,” Chamblee said after the game.
son. senior receiver Wes Chamblee. minute to play to steal the win.
“He’s not going to run the ball all the
For his performance, Belton was “They not only have to look out for time either, he’s got a great arm. That
Soccer Looking For
TYLER WADE ‘12 trajectory as a novel that will
STAFF WRITER tell the story of the 2011 Little
Giants. Wabash got off to an in-
The Wabash College soccer consistent start but looks to be
team seems to have a penchant prepped for a charge in the com-
for playing contests in a style ing weeks. Swan believes the
writers have modeled time and confidence moving forward is
again. They play a first half full certainly there.
of minutia and rising action, “Every time we have entered
pick up the pace in the second overtime this year we could tell
half with more rising action, that we were going to win be-
and culminating in a crescendo cause all of the guys were very
of a climax as they hit the game determined.”
winner at the end of regulation Moving forward, consistency
or in overtime. This cliché was has been a point of emphasis.
repeated again last Saturday in “Over the past three years we
Wooster, OH. have been in the same pattern
The Little Giants battled where we play well and then play
Wooster to a scoreless draw af- bad,” Swan said. “This season
ter the conclusion of regulation, our motto has been ‘90+’, where
COURTESY OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS with both teams having scoring we have emphasized playing
Seniors Kevin McCarthy and Donavan White pace the pack in a race earlier this fall. chances in the second half before tough and smart soccer above
senior forward Femi Oluyedun and beyond the time needed.”
Cross Country Puts
hit the game winner less than a Moving forward, there is cer-
minute into overtime to give Wa- tainly a sense of optimism sur-
bash a win against the Fighting rounding the program.
Scots and to move them to a 1-1 “I am pleased with the foun-
mark in the North Coast Athletic dation our class has left with the
Depth On Display Conference standings.
Playing conditions were less
than ideal on Saturday, senior
Allan Swan said the Little Giants
team. We had to play a lot as
freshmen, and that was tough;
however, we were able to get
through that with senior leader-
fought hard for the win. ship. I am proud that our class
in the country.” “Saturday’s game against got the ball rolling for the Wa-
KYLE BENDER ‘12 Wooster was very tough. The bash soccer team and I hope that
STAFF WRITER In typical fashion of the Red Pack, the
upperclassmen who ran at Notre Dame on condition of the field didn’t al- it will continue to be successful
With a squad of over 30 men, it can be Friday chose to travel to Earlham on Satur- low us to play our game. It was after we are gone.”
hard at times for the Wabash Cross Country day to cheer on their younger teammates, essentially a dogfight, but we Wabash hosts Allegheny Col-
team to get all of their runners entered into and were rewarded with seeing the future were up to the challenge. We had lege this Saturday in NCAC ac-
the same race. standouts of the Little Giant cross country to fight for every ball and in the tion. Saturday also marks Senior
One way to combat this issue is to divide program succeed. end we deserved the victory.” Day where the Little Giants will
the team and compete in two separate com- “As a senior, it was an incredible experi- Coach Roberto Giannini’s honor the accomplishments of
petitions, which is just what Wabash did this ence watching the young guys take care of team seems to hope the course the class of 2012. Start time for
past weekend. business,” David said. “Dalton Boyer ran of their season can take the same Saturday’s contest is 12 p.m.
Head Coach Roger Busch ’96 sent his with two other outstanding runner through-
six seniors and junior Jake Waterman to out the entire race and competed with some
the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday af- heart. Hopefully, he can take some confi-
ternoon. The event drew top teams from all dence with the race and apply it throughout
three divisions of the NCAA, as well as sev- the rest of the season. If he does, he definite-
eral Midwestern NAIA powers. Senior Bri- ly has the chance to be on the All-Region
an David posted the best time and finish for team and help carry us back to Nationals.
the Little Giants at 33rd place in a field of After watching the race, I know that after
over 130 competitors. Wabash placed 13th this season ends, our team will continue to
overall in the invitational. have success in the future.”
Meanwhile, the underclassmen traveled The younger members will have another
across the state to run at the Earlham Invi- chance to show off their talent this week-
tational on Saturday. In a field of six teams, end at the Lavern Gibson Course, hosted by
the Little Giants placed first behind the Rose-Hulman and DePauw in Terre Haute.
strong finishes of sophomores Dalton Boyer As the team’s top performers begin to pre-
(3rd, 26:37) and Jake Ponton (4th, 26:41). pare for the Pre-National Meet to be held
The team score of 34 was eight points ahead in Wisconsin the following weekend, Gib-
of second-place Anderson University. son Invitational will allow Boyer and oth-
“Splitting up a cross country team to ers competing for the team’s four remaining
compete in two different meets is not en- varsity spots another chance to show Busch
tirely unusual,” senior Brian David said. that they can run with consistency.
“However, we mixed up by sending the up-
perclassmen to Notre Dame for one of the
top invitationals around. Even without our
‘varsity’ team, we feel that we held our own
and competed against some of the top teams
The Bachelor | October 7, 2011 PAGE 9
Where Are They Now?
Tony Caldwell ‘07
RYAN LUTZ ‘13 “I really believe that it was the first
STAFF WRITER time in my life where I was 110%
committed to something, because
I knew anything less wouldn’t be
Swimming is a tough sport, espe-
good enough. It took my numerous
cially when you are swimming with
times to qualify for nationals then
mono. It takes a lot of guts to be able
my coach told me if I had done all I
to do that and then carry over that
could do to be proud of my efforts
tenacity into the professional world.
and walk away head held high, but if
This week for Where Are They
I had anything left to give it one last
Now? The Bachelor will be profiling
shot. I got back into the pool, and re-
Tony Caldwell ‘07 a Phi Psi swimmer
corded my lifetime best to qualify for
who took full advantage of his liberal
the national meet,” Caldwell said.
arts education and everything Wabash
He did not work that hard to come
had to offer.
away epty handed though.
The one of the biggest moments
“To earn honorable mention All-
in Caldwell’s Wabash career was
American and Academic All-Amer-
probably when he decided to sit out
ican honors with my entire family
on swimming his junior year. Com-
watching was the greatest joy I’ve
ing seconds away from qualifying
ever felt,” Caldwell said.
for nationals his sophomore year the
To achieve this feat it took un-
bitter taste left in his mouth.
imaginable determination and telling
“I was burned out after my sopho-
one or two doctors that he knew bet-
more season and spent my junior year
ter than them. Caldwell has success-
doing other Wabash-related activities
fully transferred his drive for athletic
-- President of Phi Psi, a volunteer
into the professional world.
trip down to Mississippi after Hur-
“I work for Nestle as the South-
ricane Katrina, student manager of
west Account Executive, OPTIFAST
division. I work in bariatric sales and
“However, I missed the competi-
am based in Denver, covering the five
tion and camaraderie of the team, and
Southwest states. I also attend the
to this day I am extremely glad that
University of Denver Sturm Col-
I came back for my senior season.
PHOTO COURTESY OF TONY CALDWELL
lege of Law part-time, and hope to After graduating in 2007, Tony Caldwell has moved onto a career with Nestle
Coach Casares warned me when I
pursue a legal career in the healthcare Caldwell meant a lot to Wabash
approached him about coming back, As a professional Caldwell continued
world,” Caldwell said. and his transformation from the time
‘This will be the hardest thing you’ve with the same philosophy that made
Being able to Take on the profes- he arrived at Wabash to his cur-
ever done. 99% of swimmers can’t him widely successful at Wabash.
sional world like that Caldwell said rent job in Colorado shows us what
take off that kind of break and come “I have followed the same phi-
he owes to Wabash. “I believe that Wabash is all about. “I first met Tony
back from it, but if anyone can do it, losophy by treating my customers
Wabash College is a place where you as a bald headed Phi Psi, now I am
you can’ I used that as motivation for with care and compassion, being true
can get anything and everything out delighted to see him on one of his
my senior season” Caldwell said. to my word and always remembering
of your four years if you are willing numerous visits to campus. To my
The odds were stacked against to give more than you get. I think the
to put the work and effort into it. I family he represents our idea of a
him and even after he contracted ultimate litmus test for a true Wabash
never took a day for granted, nor an Wabash student, turned friend, as so
mono Caldwell went on to win three philosophy comes when you can
opportunity to talk with a professor, many are to the faculty and staff of
events against arch rival DePauw in follow the Gentleman’s Rule in your
drink a cold beer with a peer or offer Wabash” Beth Swift said.
one of their final meets of the first personal and professional life after
a helping hand to the Crawfordsville
semester. After that Caldwell ap- you leave the college” Caldwell said.
proached things with a new vigor.
Clegg Stands Out On Gridiron, Mat Alike
KYLE BENDER ‘12 main reason for being at the Col-
STAFF WRITER lege. A chemistry major, he excels in
the classroom and spent part of last
summer working for an Indianapolis-
College football and wrestling based environmental consulting firm.
might have similar physicality He also traveled with a Wabash
components, but if you ask junior Pat class on a two week immersion trip
Clegg, they are two distinctly differ- to Kenya, which he credits as “one of
ent sports requiring separate mental the most unique and life-changing”
and muscular approaches. experiences in his life.
Already a two-time letter win- “I believe that the term ‘student-
ner in each sport at Wabash, Clegg athlete’ is really important,” he said.
should know better than anyone – he “Something that I have always tried
excels at both. to take pride in is that I’m not just
On the gridiron, the Hinsdale, Ill. here to play sports. It’s also important
native is enjoying a breakout season to learn and get good grades and do
in which he has already compiled everything to my best ability. If you
seven tackles for loss in the first four do well on the field, that’s great; but
games at his defensive line position. if you can do well on the field and the
Last year on the wrestling mat, he classroom, that’s even better.
totaled 21 wins for the Little Giants “It’s something I feel I’ve really
wrestling program in the heavyweight learned to appreciate while at Wa-
slot. bash. I’ve tried to focus on the class-
Clegg credits a compromise and IAN BAUMGARDNER | WABASH ‘14 room aspect of college because that
understanding between coaching Pat Clegg ‘13 has had a standout year along Wabash’s defensive line. will ultimately lead me much further
staffs for the easy transition between in life than any athletic achievement.”
sports. to the South.
“It works really well,” he said. “We knew he was going to be a “I’d say the tone on
“The wrestling coaches understand good player so we went after him the defensive side
that I will miss training and the pretty hard,” Hoeg said. “He hasn’t of the ball has been
first few meets of the year because disappointed yet. He is constantly really upbeat so far
football runs into late November. working to get better. It seems like this year,” Clegg
They give me a week or two off to let he’s always either in the Allen Center said. “When Coach
my body to heal up and get back to doing something for athletics, study- Hammer was hired,
normal before I begin practice. ing, or in the classroom. We couldn’t it brought on a lot
“That week off is always the hard- be happier with him and the role he of new competition
est time of the year for me because plays on this team.” because everyone
it requires a completely different In a new approach brought forth was starting on a
change of pace. Wrestling requires by Defensive Coordinator BJ Ham- new slate. We’ve
more endurance on a day to day mer ’01, Clegg thrives as the cen- worked to use our
basis. It’s also a huge mental game so ter lineman in a 3-4 scheme. He is speed in the second-
my mind and body hurt the first few among the team leaders in tackles ary and experience
weeks of practice.” and can be found in opponents’ of some of the older
The Canadian-born standout was backfields multiple times each game, guys to help bring
heavily recruited to Wabash by As- often resulting in quarterback hurries along the freshmen
sistant Football Coach Josh Hoeg. On and several sacks to go along with his who are making big
a high school recruiting visit from his team leading tackles for loss. impacts.”
Chicagoland home to explore Wabash The defense for the Little Giants is But for Clegg,
and DePauw, Clegg enjoyed his time among the nation’s best performers in the athletic acco-
on campus so much that he never number of points and yards allowed lades are nothing
made the extra journey to the school in the young season, thanks in part to compared to his
Clegg’s leadership and performance.
PAGE 10 The Bachelor | October 7, 2011
Baseball Honored for NCAC Title
BRANDAN ALFORD ‘12 can achieve if they put in the
SPORTS EDITOR work this offseason.”
The day at the park started with
Saturday afternoon’s homecom- the completion of the fall sea-
ing celebrations extended beyond son as two of the three fall teams
Hollett Little Giant Football Field squared off in a championship
as the baseball team came to- game.
gether at the Wabash Ballpark to “I thought the championship
honor last season’s NCAC cham- game went really well,” Stevens
pionship squad. said. “It was really competitive
Members of last year’s team, and our guys had a lot of fun with
those graduated and returning, it. They played it like it was a real
celebrated the accomplishment game.”
with the hanging of commemora- The celebration was also a big
tive banners for the NCAC cham- opportunity for Stevens to dis-
pionship and NCAA Regional play his program to a host of re- COURTESY OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Senior John Holm was honored Saturday for his home run which reached the Ten-
appearance. The players and cruits who were on campus for nis Center last spring. The home run was estimated at well over 400 feet.
coaches were also awarded with the homecoming festivities.
conference championship rings. “We brought them out there ing at a national level.” adversity early in the fall season
“The day went very well,” coach in a brand-new stadium to watch Prior to Saturday’s final scrim- not having dugouts,” Stevens said.
Cory Stevens said. “It was a good our guys play and compete,” Ste- mage, the field had undergone “But it’s great to have them done
opportunity for our younger guys vens said. “At the same time, we some reconstruction on the dug- now. They look fantastic. It’s bet-
to connect with the older guys can show them how successful outs along both baselines. After ter than what we originally had,
that just graduated to celebrate our program was last year and the initial build last spring, there and that’s saying a lot, because
our team accomplishments and where the program is headed. was an architectural error that they were great before.
their individual accomplish- “To put up all those banners obstructed the view of fans seated “Hopefully this is the last con-
ments. and rings, it gives those guys the closest to the dugouts along both struction we will have to deal
“It was a chance for us to show chance to see that they can be a sides. with, but it has certainly been
our younger players what they part of a program that is compet- “We had to deal with some well worth the wait.”
Answer to Colts’ Problems: Polian Must Go
After a heartbreaking loss to the Tampa BRANDAN I’ve already addressed the deficiencies at
Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football, ALFORD ‘12 receiver and running back, but the area of
the Indianapolis Colts are now 0-4 on the sea- SPORTS EDITOR most serious concern has and will continue
son. to be the offensive line. The patchwork group
And it’s pretty clear why. No, it’s not be- lining up for the Colts this year has been a
cause Peyton Manning is hurt. Nope, not combination of out-of-position veterans, un-
even close. No matter how much of an MVP drafted free agents, and inexperienced rook-
ny Castonzo (’11).
campaign Kerry Collins and Curtis Painter ies. The result has been a unit which has al-
Addai has headlined that group in terms
have been running for Manning this season lowed 10 sacks over the first four games of
of career achievements, and that isn’t saying
with their respective performances, he isn’t the season. How many good years does Jeff
much. The sixth-year running back out of
why this team is winless. Saturday have left at center? Much like with
LSU hasn’t had a 1,000-yard rushing season
The weight of that falls squarely on the Manning, I’m sure Polian just has his fingers
since his second year in the league in 2007.
painfully cheap shoulders of Colts GM Bill crossed that the answer to that question is 15.
Another underwhelming pick has been An-
Polian. But even so, Polian’s death knell should
thony Gonzalez. The Ohio State product has
For years, Polian has assembled mid- to ring due to his blatant refusal to draft a solid
made just 12 starts in his five-season, injury-
low-level talent to surround his ultra-talent- backup quarterback with an eye to the future.
ed quarterback; and Manning has made him For years, as Manning amassed a record
But the one pick in that bunch that re-
look good at every step. The underwhelming number of consecutive starts to begin a ca-
ally makes you scratch your head is Hughes.
running backs, the aging offensive line, and reer, Polian continued to ignore the grow-
Not only was Hughes a relative unknown, but
the relatively unknown receiving corps: Man- ing need for a serviceable backup. The Colts
he was drafted to the one defensive position
ning made them all look great. In some cases, drafted Jim Sorgi in the sixth round of 2004,
where the Colts are extremely talented and
he even got them to Pro Bowls. and the experienced backup gained valuable
deep. Stalwarts Dwight Freeney and Robert
But now, as Manning sits in the press box knowledge of the offense for five years. But
Mathis have anchored an otherwise inept
watching his teammates limp through a 16- unwilling to continue to pay Sorgi a league-
Colts defense for years at defensive end.
game schedule, those deficiencies which had mandated veteran salary, Polian went out and
Speaking of that defense, somehow some
been so well hidden by 18’s brilliance are now used another sixth-round pick, this time on
way, they have been the bright spot in this
glaring, and on Monday, that couldn’t have perennial underachiever Curtis Painter.
year’s disaster. A bend-but-not-break men-
been clearer. I don’t need to elaborate on the results.
tality has allowed that unit to keep the Colts
But this isn’t about the Buccaneers or Mon- They are there for all to see. The Colts are 0-4.
in several of this year’s games. But beyond
day night’s game; it’s about a team full of no- The offense has scored five touchdowns in
Mathins and Freeney, this is a relatively soft
body’s who now must reach expectations that four games. Colts quarterbacks are complet-
group, playing a relatively soft scheme.
are beyond unrealistic. ing 48 percent of their passes.
The Tampa Cover 2 defensive alignment
Polian is one of the league’s most celebrat- What that all means: The Colts are on a
has been one the Colts have used for years,
ed executives, having been awarded as the collision course with the first overall pick in
and it has worked primarily because it is
league’s top front office man six times, includ- this summer’s upcoming draft. The obvious
best accustomed to working with a lead, not
ing in 2009. But it’s time for Polian to move choice in that scenario is Stanford’s standout
on. quarterback Andrew Luck. So expect Polian
And now, when there is no high-powered
In the past eight first rounds of the draft, to do anything but draft Andrew Luck if pre-
offense to jump on opponents, the soft, zone-
Polian has traded away two first round picks sented with the opportunity; that is, unless
oriented defense that the Colts employ has
and has selected six players who have largely Colts owner Jim Irsay wises up and cans Po-
been exposed, most notably in a 34-7 throt-
underperformed. The list of those players is lian. But I’m not holding my breath on that
tling by the Houston Texans.
as follows: Marlin Jackson (’05), Joseph Ad- one.
All those defensive struggles could be an
dai (’06), Anthony Gonazlez (’07), Donald Hopefully Peyton is healthy in 2012, be-
afterthought. If only the Colts had any kind of
Brown (’09), Jerry Hughes (’10), and Antho- cause it could be ugly again if he isn’t.