JOHNNY HOLM, PAGE 9 VIEWPOINTS, PAGE 5 VOLLEYBALL, PAGE 6
Johnny Holm Band Columnist questions lack of Two volleyball players
to return for RF’s 24-hour eateries in RF reach 1,000 kills
Homecoming for career highs
UNIVERSIT Y OF WISCONSIN RIVER FALLS
Recent violence sparks safety concerns Homecoming to
October 13, 2006 www.uwrfvoice.com Volume 93, Issue 4
bring back spirit
Beth Dickman a person with a valid school ID can
firstname.lastname@example.org enter the building without being
stopped. Even if the person is borrow-
Safety at UW-River Falls and around ing an ID card or is not a resident of on-
the nation is becoming an increasingly campus housing, he or she can still Amber Jurek Homecoming posters have
important topic due to recent acts of enter. been placed throughout campus,
violence. At each entrance, a scanner allows stu- and flyers about the festivities
On Oct. 2, in a one-room Amish dents easy access to the building. By After months of preparation, are available in the Leadership
schoolhouse in Pennsylvania, five swiping the card correctly, the door the UW-River Falls Center.
young girls were killed and another five opens. In the entrances there are signs Homecoming will be a week UW-RF student Nikole Cisar
wounded before the shooter turned the urging visitors to check in with the stu- packed with fun, entertainment agreed that it has been better
gun on himself. In Montreal on Sept. dent manning the front desk, but with and events — all with a cowboy advertised this year.
13, a student at Dawson College opened hundreds of people occupying each theme. “Another problem we had
fire, killing one woman and injuring 19 building, it is nearly impossible for one “Showdown at the RF Corral” before is that it has been geared
others. Police eventually fatally shot the person to pick out non-residents. events begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 16 specifically towards organiza-
self-proclaimed “angel of death” in one At 10 p.m. the scanners change to with the medallion hunt, and end tions,” Bonde said. “This year it
of the school’s buildings. allow only registered occupants access after the Homecoming football is also geared towards students.”
Most recently, an alleged bomb threat to the buildings by using the electronic game Oct. 21. Bonde said the goal of the
was made in North Hall Sept. 29. system. “This [Homecoming] blows Homecoming events is to
Though there was no real reason to “We allow access to students with everything out of the water,” strengthen campus pride.
worry about the threat and no casualties University IDs so that friends may visit Homecoming Committee Chair “The spirit level is lacking on
of any sort, it brings the scare of the friends across campus,” Director of Marcus Bonde said. this campus and we are trying to
ever-increasing trend of campus vio- Residential Life Terry Willson said. The committee has put a lot of build it up,” Bonde said.
lence home to students at UW-RF. “Access is limited to building residents effort and emphasis on advertis- The events will allow students
After such incidents, questions are only after 10 p.m. Any locked access ing Homecoming festivities this to connect with one another, as
Beth Dickman/Student Voice in academic buildings, but in the dorms
raised about safety on campus not only security system is only as safe as stu- year. well as student organizations.
As a safety precaution, students should make as well.
dents allow it to be.” “We have done more advertis- The big events for students are
sure residence hall doors close behind them.
However, an ongoing problem, ing than I know of since I have
In any residential building at UW-RF, been on campus,” Bonde said.
See Safety page 3 See Homecoming page 3
Area ghosts spell spooky Friday the 13th
about crime Blair Bengs
email@example.com For anyone afflicted with paraskevidekatriaphobia, the com-
bination of their fear of Friday the 13th, two ghosts, a polter-
The annual Campus Crime geist and the upcoming Halloween holiday forecasts a spooky
Report is e-mailed to UW-River end to October.
Falls staff and students from While Friday the 13th and Halloween superstitions occur
Public Safety to raise awareness across the globe, three known spirits are very local, as a ghost
of criminal issues on campus resides on the UW-River Falls campus, a poltergeist is found
from the past three years. in a River Falls house and another ghost calls Hudson home.
The report is required because UW-RF professor Jim Zimmerman is all too familiar with
of the Clery Act, which was the campus ghost, as it paid him a visit one summer evening.
enacted in 1990 in response to The account of his paranormal experience is recorded in
the 1986 rape and murder of 19- retired UW-RF professor Michael Norman’s book, “Haunted
year-old Lehigh University Homeland.”
freshman Jeanne Ann Clery. After finishing a rehearsal, Zimmerman was on the stage of
Clery’s parents raised support the Blanche Davis Theatre, writing some notes for his cast.
for the law after discovering stu- Feeling someone walking on stage, Zimmerman looked up
dents at the Bethlehem, Pa., uni- to see a man dressed in a red T-shirt and jeans walking to the
versity weren’t notified of 38 center of the stage.
violent crimes committed on Not recognizing him, Zimmerman asked the man if he need-
campus during the previous ed anything, but there was no reply. The man was gone.
three years. This year’s UW-RF When Zimmerman spoke of the incident, he was told he saw
crime report was compiled by Sanford Syse, a former UW-RF speech professor who
Interim Director of Public Safety designed the Blanche Davis Theatre.
Mark Kimball. It provides com- The unsettling aspect of Zimmerman’s story is that Syse
prehensive data, along with died on Nov. 28, 1973.
security and preventative infor- “I know it seemed as real as if you ... came and sat right
mation for students, their parents here,” he said, speaking of a chair directly across from where
and any other interested party. he was sitting in his office.
Kimball said he hopes every While the occurrence did not seem paranormal at first,
student reads the report. Zimmerman now has a different opinion.
Freshman Amanda Monarski Looking back, the incident seems “surreal or ghostly
said she read the report because because of not being able to logically figure out where he
it looked interesting. She said went,” he said. “The back door was the only place he could
Public Safety does a good job of have gone.”
keeping campus safe. Zimmerman knows Syse did not exit through the back door
“Basically, they’re every- because there were students standing there who said they did
where,” Monarski said. not see anyone.
Kimball, who took the director The experience left the UW-RF professor puzzled and
position in March 2005, said pleased.
Public Safety does the best it can “I can’t figure out any other rational reason for him disap-
to keep campus safe with the pearing,” he said.
resources available. While the sighting may have left some uneasy, Zimmerman
UW-RF has no reported wishes it could have lasted longer.
instances of murder or “It would have been nice to talk to my predecessor, to sit
manslaughter during the three- down and have a conversation with Sanford,” he said. “If it
year span of the report. was him, in retrospect, it was nice to have him pay a visit.”
There were two reported Throughout Zimmerman’s time at UW-RF, some of Syse’s
Jen Dolen/Student Voice
forcible sex offenses on campus former students have come back and talked about the man in
The Parker mansion, located at 315 Maple St., is one of several haunted locations in the
last year and one reported inci-
River Falls area. The mansion is supposedly home to a poltergeist.
dent each of the previous two
years. See page 10
The residence halls are one
area Kimball has recently
Parking issues still abound
Last spring, Public Safety
decided to experiment by adding
liaison officers to tighten securi-
ty in and around the 10 UW-RF
Rachel Ogrodnik bers to consider parking meter denomination and
time changes,” Leque said. “Some possible expan-
“Adding this liaison on campus
sion of parking meters could also be advanced for
is kind of reorganizing our
Last year, rumors circulated campus about parking consideration as well, however, an exact time frame
patrols,” Kimball said.
meters being installed along Cascade Avenue. for consideration has not been determined.”
He also said two officers are
Apparently they were more than just rumors. The problem with meters, Braun said, is “it would
patrolling the residence halls for
Campus Planner Dale Braun said meters were pro- discourage students from staying on campus.” Once
an average of 16 hours per day.
posed by the River Falls City Council, but the UW- a student’s time is up on a meter, he or she would be
“We want to have more double
River Falls didn’t want them. The proposal has come compelled to leave campus.
coverage so that we can better
up twice since the initial proposal, the last time dur- Braun also said in the future there would be a cost
serve the campus community,”
ing spring semester. for parking in the streets.
River Falls Police Chief Roger Leque said there is “The cost of more policing and maintenance will
Monarski lives in Hathorn Hall
Jen Dolen/Student Voice
no current agenda item scheduled for the City rise, as well as the amount of parking permits,”
and said adding the liaisons was
This vehicle parked on Fourth Street is one of the
Council on the parking issue.
many examples of poor parking by commuters.
“There is interest on the part of some council mem-
See Crime page 3 See Cars page 3
Student Voice 2 NEWS October 13, 2006
VOICE SHORTS SENATE
CAMPUS Chartwells announces new dining services
Theater fraternity hosts interactive show Shalena Janis “It will be something to look at in the near desires, she said.
firstname.lastname@example.org future, like the next two years,” she said. Focus groups and surveys were conducted
Alpha Psi Omega, an honorary theater fraternity, will sponsor a The use of the services by students will be on campus last October through Student
midnight showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Oct. 27 in Through the Student Senate, Chartwells monitored and evaluated to make a decision Services and Programs to get feedback of
the Blanche Davis Theater. The showing will include actors danc- wants the campus to know about the new to change the plans in any way, Shaw said. students at UW-RF as to what they would
ing alongside the movie and interacting with the audience. Actors dining services, but senators raised concerns “It’s going to be a total learning curve of like to see for food choice at the new
returning to the stage to reprise their roles from last year’s per- over the costs of meal plans and hours of new patterns with the new options,” Conde Student Center, Shaw said.
formance include Mike McKay as Frank Furter, Joe Aherns as Rif availability for students with the increase of said. “In the focus groups, a frequently men-
Raff, Greg Lund as Brad Majors and Kristy Reid as Magenta. specialty foods and stores. President Joe Eggers said he was wonder- tioned name was Chipotle,” she said. “It was
Audience members are encouraged to dress up, interact with the “This is all public information, and we ing about the use of the dairy products pro- because of the ability to control what they
cast, call out favorite lines and really get into the entire experi- want the students to know what is coming,” duced on campus. He asked if the new serv- are eating and being able to see the food
ence. For questions, e-mail APO president Kate Garlock at said Jennifer Conde, director of dining serv- ices will continue to use the cheeses and ice right in front of them.”
email@example.com or business manager Kristy Reid at ices for Chartwells. “After Thanksgiving cream. With a majority of the students wanting a
firstname.lastname@example.org. break, students will be able to see many “We will continue to use that,” Conde said. Mexican-style eatery on campus, Zona
Red Cross offers instructional class
samples in a forum as to what each place “The residential dinning will continue to use Mexicana has signature foods, focusing on
will look like in terms of logos, food and the ice cream and expand into the cheese different regional Latin sauces and ingredi-
outfits of employees.” curds some time.” ents, Shaw said.
During the Oct. 10 Senate meeting, Conde The coffee shop will be similar to Java For students looking for pizza and pasta
On Nov. 11, the American Red Cross will be on campus provid- Coast, and it will continue to serve options, Momma Leone’s, a New York City
ing a class for CPR, First Aid and showing how to properly use and Stacey Shaw, regional marketing direc-
tor for Chartwells, presented and announced Freshens’ smoothies, she said. It will be brand and restaurant, brings many Italian
automated external defibrillators. After the completion of a day located on the main level of the building. foods with healthy and nutritious ingredi-
course, a person will be certified. The class runs from 8:30 a.m. to five restaurants to be located in the new
Student Center. We Proudly Brew Caribou “The Caribou Coffee at UW-River Falls is ents.
4:30 p.m. and costs $30. The course must be prepaid, and pre-reg- the first in the country to be a part of “A signature meal from the restaurant is
istration is required with Ogden Rogers Coffee, Mondo Subs, Coyote Jack’s Grill,
Zona Mexicana and Momma Leone’s will Chartwells,” Shaw said. “It is going to be a the pasta pizza,” Shaw said. “It’s sounds
Semester abroad meeting approaches
soon be among the choices for students to lot like Java Coast, but better; it will have unique, but it’s very good; it’s very popu-
eat on campus as soon as the new building is different and better hours.” lar.”
open in January. The lower level of the new Student Center A few senators asked questions about the
“Our goal in the next few days is to give is completely designated to residential din- use of dinner transfers still being available
An informational meeting for those interest- the information to students,” Conde said. ing, Conde said, where Mondo Subs, Coyote at the new services, and Shaw and Conde
ed in spending a semester in Europe is set “Nothing is secret. If Senate doesn’t talk Jack’s Grill and Zona Mexicana will be both said every new place will offer extend-
for Tuesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. at 141 about it, the information isn’t getting out.” located. ed times of availability.
Kleinpell Fine Arts. The UW-RF Semester With a wide variety of new eateries on Mondo Subs is a sandwich shop, which is “The biggest changes are going to come in
Abroad: Europe program allows students campus, many senators repeatedly asked very similar to Quizno's, Shaw said. The the environment,” Conde said. “The envi-
in all majors to spend the fall semester in dining service will offer limited-time offers ronment will be very different."
Student Senate meets every
about transfer options, hours of operations
Europe, traveling and working on inde- and any increasing costs to meal plans. and marketed specials.
Tuesday at 7 p.m. in
pendent projects based on their academic Meal plans will not be affected for the Keeping traditional burger services,
the Student Center
interests. At the meeting, past participants will spring semester when the Student Center Coyote Jack’s Grill will offer upscale burg-
Career Fair draws local businesses
discuss their experiences and projects. Additional program infor- opens, Conde said. ers of many choices, ranging from plain
mation is available at www.uwrf.edu/sae or by contacting program cheese to any specialty burger a student
co-directors Brad Gee (email@example.com) or Magdalena Pala
Rodeo Club makes plans to revamp arena
For the past 42 years, the outdoor rodeo arena on Campus Lab Kate Garlock information to assist in choos- Web site. want our students.”
Farm No.1 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has served ing a career path and learning A list of tips provided by Other than that, important
the annual rodeo event well. But after more than four decades of about potential career opportu- Career Services for preparing skills employers are looking for
pounding hooves and rough riding, as well as thousands of fans nities, internships and summer for the fair include researching often include strong written,
streaming through, the arena has been showing its age more and Each year dozens of eager
employers and other representa- positions. the companies, updating verbal, critical, and analytical
more. Members of the UW-RF Rodeo Club said the arena’s loca- “A lot of students don’t realize resumes, practicing answers thinking and time management
tion in a low spot exposes it to excess water runoff from the farm tives flock to campus in search
of UW-River Falls students to the number of graduate schools and developing 60-second com- skills.
and has seriously decayed the wooden structure. Mitchell Whyte, [attending],” Wilson said. “It’s a mercials. Tracia Gimbut, a student
fill internships, classrooms and
Rodeo Club's vice president and junior at UW-RF, said the club is good place for students going to “I think a lot of students don’t intern and coordinator of the
applying for additional grants to raise the further their education.” go to the fair because they don’t Career Fair, said this year an
This year the annual Career
arena area and install drainage ditches. It Students, who are unsure of know what to say,” Wilson said. attempt was made to reach more
Fair, hosted by Career Services,
also plans to acquire the assistance of how to approach the Career “This gives them the confi- local businesses. Student sug-
will take place from 9:30 a.m.
the agricultural engineering department, Fair, can attend one of two dence.” gestions from last year were
to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in Karges
surveying and mapping the area. Rodeo informational sessions called For students unable to attend also considered so the event
Club members will reassemble the arena. If Career Fair 101. The sessions these sessions, Wilson said the would be more student-cen-
This year the Career Fair will
all goes well, Whyte said, the club expects to are being held Monday from best approach is to be prepared, tered.
host 105 organizations, includ-
start making the changes in order to get the 12:20 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. and have three to five places you Both representatives from
ing a range of employers and
arena up next year, in time for the start of Tuesday from 4:05 p.m. to 5 know you want to talk to, and Career Services agreed that the
the 2007 UW-RF Falcon Rodeo.
Business professors receive awards
“There are a variety of options p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Room make sure you have your 60- Career Fair is a good place to
available to students,” of the Student Center. second commercial - your pitch meet one-on-one and make con-
Recruitment Coordinator Career Services will also be to the representative about why tacts. Wilson gave the example
Melissa Wilson said. “New stu- available in the Student Center you are a good candidate for of using an internship as a way
The UW-River Falls College of Business and Economics gave dents can see what it’s like for from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., giving employment. to see what’s out there.
awards to outstanding faculty members to recognize their achieve- next year - every student is free résumé critiques and dis- Employers at the fair are look- “Even just going to network is
ments. Brian Huffman, professor of management, won a publica- invited and welcome.” tributing information about the ing for a variety of things, worth it,” Wilson said, adding
tion award, Outstanding Teacher of the Year, and an award for out- The options include getting organizations that will be pres- Wilson said. that one recruiter was so
standing research. Huffman’s research interest includes explo- information from employers ent during the Career Fair. The “They want a River Falls impressed with a sophomore
ration of big picture ideas in strategy, especially operations strate- and graduate schools, network- list of organizations can also be graduate,” she said. “They that the résumé is being held
gy. Huffman’s other areas of interest include computer skills, such ing with professionals, finding viewed online at the Career Fair wouldn’t be here if they didn’t until that student graduates.
as programming and business simulations in Java. He has recent-
ly had his research published in “Insights for a Changing World
and Emerging Issues in Business & Technology.” Charlie
Corcoran, professor of finance, won an award in the publication
Mentor program connects RF to inner-city students
category. Corcoran, who has a bachelor’s from Georgetown
University, master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of
Minnesota, has researched large databases, literature reviews and
random sample surveys. He recently had his research published in
the “Journal of Business and Economics Research” and “The Through the Upward Bound program, UW-River Falls faculty
Journal of Accounting and Finance Research.” Claire Kilian, a and students mentor, tutor and prepare inner-city students at
professor of management, won the Outstanding Advisor of the Arlington High School in St. Paul for continuing their education at
Year award. Awards for Outstanding Teacher and Outstanding a college or university.
Advisor are decided by polling graduates from two and four years “Upward Bound is a trio program helping young people who live
ago. Awards for publication and outstanding research are chosen in the inner city succeed in college,” said Karwee Marshall, a jun-
by a panel of the last three award winners in the college. ior and theatre major. “Everyone in the program goes to college.”
UW Board of Regents opposes ban
Every summer, students come to campus for a week-long session
to attend classes and gain experience of college life, he said.
This summer’s program, a trip to Yellowstone National Park July
22-29, was a reward for participants who attended all their classes
The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents joined a growing
and successfully finished, Marshall said.
list of organizations opposing the civil unions and marriage ban in
Students from UW-RF and Arlington High School stopped at
“It’s a reward for working hard,” he said. “They needed to have a
Wisconsin last week. The board voted to oppose the ban because
Mount Rushmore during a road trip to Yellowstone.
it would potentially outlaw domestic partner benefits and inhibit
See Upward page 8
the UW’s ability to attract and retain the best faculty. The regents
are among many leaders and organizations in
RIVER FALLS POLICE/PUBLIC SAFETY
Wisconsin that are actively opposing the
civil unions and marriage ban. In June,
four former governors of Wisconsin came
out against the ban. Governors Patrick Helen Clarke sumption in Parker Hall. work at 11:30 p.m. Oct. 7. premise within the city where
Lucey, Martin Schreiber, Lee firstname.lastname@example.org • Katherin M. Pfouts, 19, was Arnold said he only had two city ordinance or state law relat-
Sherman Dreyfus and Tony Earl fined $249 for underage con- beers that night, though his ing to the public health, safety,
released a joint statement saying the • The Q-Lot, located off of sumption in Parker Hall. blood alcohol content was peace, morals or welfare are
ban runs contrary to the values of Cascade Avenue, will be • Between 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 recorded at .137. openly, continuously or repeat-
freedom and fairness, making reserved Oct. 13, 18, 19 and 20. a.m. Oct. 8, the driver’s side He was cited $172 for under- edly and intentionally violated,”
Wisconsin great. mirror of a vehicle parked in O- age consumption. according to the report.
Oct. 5 Lot was broken off and left • Police were called to 812 S. Garbage, including beer cans
• Jon I. Lamphere, 19, was hanging by electrical wire. State St. in response to an 8 a.m. and bottles, was photographed
Court sends woman to jail for meth sales
fined $249 for underage con- loud noise complaint. Student by police throughout the street
sumption in McMillan Hall. Oct. 8 Nicholas C. Foreman, 20, and and lawn leading up to the resi-
• Brenna A. Quinn, 19, was three other men were fined $109 dence. None of the residents are
Oct. 7 fined $172 for underage con- each for public nuisance. of legal drinking age.
A woman was sentenced Monday in federal court to 15 years in sumption at 117 W. Charlotte St. According to police reports, • Between 11 p.m. and 12:05
prison for conspiring with others in a drug ring that distributed up • At 11:45 p.m., Yussufu R.
Nasabimana, 36, was fined Her blood alcohol content was the men are residents of a a.m. Oct. 9, a vehicle was found
to 32 lbs of methamphetamine in the River Falls area. Reanne S. reported at .14. duplex at the address, and the in O-Lot with its driver’s side
Taylor, 27, had previously pleaded guilty to participating in a con- $83.80 for open container of
intoxicant at 521 S. Main St. • At 3:30 a.m., Frank W. police have previously respond- door open and the contents of
spiracy with Jamie L. Briesemeister, of River Falls, and Michelle Arnold, 20, was found passed ed multiple times to noise viola- the glove compartment
Nelson to sell between 11 and 32 lbs of methamphetamine • Benjamin L. Sikorski, 18,
was fined $249 for underage out in the women’s lingerie tions when parties were being removed. Nothing was reported
between September 2001 and December 2004. Taylor sold for part department of ShopKo, 1777 thrown at the location. missing or damaged, and there
of the time out of Fox Trailer Park on the north edge of River consumption in Parker Hall.
• David J. P. Heid Jr., 18, was Paulson Rd. River Falls Police have five was no sign of forced entry to
Falls. The ring brought drugs from the Twin Cities and distributed According to police reports, separate documented com- the vehicle.
in Pierce and St. Croix Counties. Taylor, who faced statutory fined $249 for underage con-
sumption in Parker Hall. Arnold was found by an plaints regarding this residence, • Between 11:10 p.m. and
penalties of 10 years to life in prison, was sentenced in the middle employee of the store, and River including: Sept. 26, Sept. 21, 12:05 a.m. Oct. 9, a car stereo
of the advisory guideline range of 168 to 210 months because she • Andrew T. Nelson, 18, was
fined $249 for underage con- Falls Police were called to the Sept. 17, Sept. 7, and August 18. and CDs and holder were stolen,
was involved in the conspiracy for only parts of 2003 and 2004. scene. Police awoke the man, The public nuisance statute and the dashboard was damaged
sumption in Parker Hall.
• Brittany E. Enslin, 18, was who said he had been drinking concerns “continuous violations on a vehicle parked in O-Lot.
News Briefs compiled by Leah Danley fined $249 for underage con- with a friend before going to of city ordinances, any place or Damage is estimated at $700.
October 13, 2006 NEWS Student Voice 3
Homecoming: Events offer fun and excitement for students Safety: Students encouraged to close doors behind them
from page 1 better planning. from page 1 ongoing issue,” Willson said.
Bonde said the significance of the parade is to get Violence from outsiders is not the only issue to
the medallion hunt, mechanical bull, lip sync com- alumni back to the city. according to faculty and students, is people enter- worry about when living in campus housing. With
petition, Johnny Holm Band concert and parade. Many alumni come back every year just for the ing the dorms by someone simply holding the door people living together who do not already have an
“[This Homecoming] has the same things as Johnny Holm Band concert, an event that has been open or catching it before it latches shut. established knowledge of one another, personali-
other years — they are just bigger and better part of Homecoming for many years. “It scares me a little that anyone with an ID card ties and interests are going to clash.
this year,” Bonde said. UW-RF alumna Deb Gunderson graduated can enter the residence halls, but it makes me feel In Hathorn Hall on Sept. 8, two students, Steven
The medallion hunt offers students a in 1992. She attended every UW-RF better that they can’t past a certain time at night,” Wyman, 20, and Benjamin Nikosch, 21, were
chance to win a $50 prize. Beginning Homecoming when she was a student, and Jessica Odden, a freshman and Parker Hall resi- involved in a dispute involving two knives, includ-
Monday and ending Thursday, clues about has attended all but one since she graduat- dent, said. “Also, anyone can grab the door after ing a Swiss Army pocketknife.
where the UW-RF medal- ed. Gunderson said when someone goes in the building. I know it has hap- “While one person had a scratch on the neck, it
lion is hidden on or in she went to school here, pened.” was not determined if the scratch came from the
University property will there was a parade and “We continue to emphasize the message that stu- pocketknife,” Willson said.
be posted every day at the Johnny Holm Band con- dent residents should not open doors for strangers, Residential Life does not tolerate instances like
Information Desk before cert during every but our campus and many others struggle with this this and took immediate action. Both students were
9 a.m. The student who brings Homecoming. arrested by the River Falls Police Department.
the medallion to the “It is always a nice time Wyman was held on bond and Nikosch was
Information Desk will to get together with released.
win the cash. friends,” Gunderson “We terminated the housing contracts of both stu-
Lip sync, hosted by folk said. dents and they may no longer enter University res-
humorist Mary Mack, is a She encourages stu- idence halls,” Willson said. “Both students also
competition where mem- dents to go to some of face civil charges.”
bers of organizations lip sync on the events. Staff and students agree that the proper safety
stage. “The biggest reason to go is procedures, including the electronic scanning sys-
“If you saw Dave Coulier, because it gives you a reason tem, are in effect to protect on-campus residents.
Mary Mack is even funnier,” to get together with friends However, it is apparently the student’s responsibil-
Bonde said. “We were all in tears because she was and enjoy the events,” she said. “It is a time to con- ity to keep people from entering who have no busi-
so hilarious.” nect, and will provide students with memories for ness in the dorms.
The members will be judged on stage presence, many years from now.” “I don’t really see the RAs or Res. Hall staff do
Beth Dickman/Student Voice
creativity, lip syncing ability, costumes, choreogra- At the end of the parade this year, the floats will too much in terms of safety from random people
Students leaving halls make residents sus-
phy and use of the Homecoming theme. line up in front of the football stadium for the coming into the building,” Michelle Ault, a sopho-
ceptible to thefts and violence by allowing
“Lip sync is always fun to watch. It is quite com- game. Before the game starts, the chancellor, more and Prucha Hall resident, said. “All they do
is tell us not to hold the door for anyone, but
doors to swing open so anyone can get in.
ical and very, very funny,” Cisar said. “It is inter- cheerleaders and Freddie will give the game ball to
esting to see what different organizations come up the referee to give everyone a “Super Bowl” feel- nobody listens to that.”
Cars: Attempts at parallel parking could use improvement
Another aspect of Homecoming is Homecoming
“The biggest reason to go is royalty. Students can vote online at
because it gives you a reason to http://www.uwrf.edu/leadership/homecoming.htm
l for Homecoming King and Queen beginning at 4
get together with friends and p.m. Oct. 16. from page 1 crunched for time. Courtney said she thinks the
“I don’t think parking is too most aggravating thing about
enjoy the events. ” “I want to represent Sigma because it has been a
big part of my life,” UW-RF student Anna Parsons Braun said. “This has to be paid much of a problem now, but I parking is when there is a large
Deb Gunderson, said. for by students’ revenues and can see it for the future,” she space between two cars.
UW-RF alumna Parsons is the Sigma Sigma Sigma candidate for fees because there is no help said.
Reiner said if a ramp is built,
“People don’t park close
enough to each other,” Courtney
Homecoming royalty. from the city.”
She said Homecoming is important because “it’s Director of Purchasing the cost should only apply to stu- said, adding she thinks if the
Out of all the events, the highlight of dents who are parking there, not amount of parking permits were
Homecoming is the parade, Bonde said. It is set for fun to be on campus, and that is part of college Services Tom Weiss said there
life.” were no plans for meters to go up the entire student body. limited on the residential streets,
Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10:30 a.m. Last year, a “Parking in general is a joke,” not as many students would be
Homecoming parade was held for the first time in Among the other events for Homecoming are stu- on Cascade as of four months
dent competitions, a food drive and a BBQ. ago. said junior Nathan Martinson. going for the same space.
21 years. However, unlike last year when the He said he thinks parking is Only time will tell what hap-
parade went through campus, it will travel through Homecoming T-shirts are also on sale at the Braun said the University has
Leadership Center for $5. about 6,200 students, but with better this year than it was last pens to the parking issues. As for
Crime: New liaison officers not making presence known
downtown River Falls as a result of more time and year, and he doesn’t believe there now, students can attempt to
the Growth Agenda for
Wisconsin approved, the campus should be time limits on when improve their parallel parking.
should expect about 1,000 addi- students can park in the streets.
tional students for next year. Graduate student Erin
“Part-time and grad students
from page 1 better judgment to prevent inci- wouldn’t be a large problem in
dents in the residence halls.
a good idea because it allows
“Students need to the future,” Braun said.
“Students need to take responsi- Traditional undergraduate stu-
Public Safety to react quickly in take responsibility bility for who they’re letting dents, who usually park for an
into the halls,” Kimball said.
Freshman Anna Peterson lives
for who they’re let- “They shouldn’t hold the door
entire day, will cause the most
in Crabtree Hall, and said she ting into the halls. open just because they know Yet Weiss has a possible solu-
who I am.”
hasn’t seen the liaisons and ques-
tioned their effectiveness if stu-
They shouldn't hold The crime report also plays a
tion for the future.
“Parking ramps have been a
dents aren’t noticing their pres- the door because they role for prospective students and subject of discussion, but the
ence. know who I am.” cost is so high,” Weiss said. “A
“In our publications and presen- low estimate for a 400-car ramp
“We can’t be in all 10 halls at
the same time,” Kimball said. Mark Kimball, tations, we refer to that report runs about $6.5 million.”
He said requests for additional director of Public Safety for anyone who is interested,” Including the cost of opera-
staff are still pending approval Executive Director of tions, maintenance and interest
from UW-RF administration. One area has shown major Enrollment Services Alan on payments, the ramp could
Kimball said at least one Public improvement — burglaries in Tuchtenhagen said. “Generally, cost $1,000-$1,500 per year.
Safety staff member is on duty our campus tends to look very
Jen Dolen/Student Voice
2003 peaked at 13, dropped to Students who either commute
every hour of every day. good on that report compared to or use a car on campus held
some of their own opinions Commuters parked outside North Hall on Third Street left
four in 2004 and three last year.
According to the crime report, Kimball said the decrease might other campuses, so it really is
too much space between vehicles. Terrible parking jobs by
the number of incidents in the be due to fewer incidents being less of an issue for many of our about parking.
residence halls stayed steady in reported. prospective families than it Junior Victoria Reiner often students contribute to the ever-growing lack of space.
most areas since 2003. He said students need to use might otherwise be.” uses the metered lot if she is
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Student Voice 4 VIEWPOINTS October 13, 2006
lack trust, freedom
When the alarm goes off in the morning, you can bet
there’s at least one other person thinking the same
thing as you: Should I go to class?
You might believe you have the liberty to make that
choice - this is college, after all. But it seems as if
attendance policies are finding their way onto more
syllabi as the years go on. And with every class allow-
ing only three absences per semester, a little piece of
that freedom-craving freshman dies within us all.
Faculty can make the argument that attendance poli-
cies are in place for the students’ own good - it teach-
es the responsibility necessary for success in the
workforce they will inevitably enter.
Yet by age 18, we all should be capable of making
decisions on our own. And if we’re not quite there yet
- let us learn from our mistakes.
And as adults, we know by now that different peo-
ple have different learning styles. While some stu-
dents learn by listening to professors lecture, others
process information by reading the material them-
To expect every student to be present at every lec-
ture seriously dismisses the individuality existing in
A failing grade is likely punishment enough for a
truant student who truly isn’t capable of learning on
their own - if they didn’t go to class in the first place,
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
chances are they aren’t too psyched to take the entire
course over again next semester. It costs more money Campus has no union conditions and wages.”
I was not entertained to learn
Safety first for states, I was shocked by its
potential consequences. If this
and takes more time, and none of us want to subject need for socialists the group is promoting “militant college students passes, it could drastically affect
ourselves to that. action.” That’s just another rea- the safety and security of many
While faculty members commonly brush off the typ- The Oct. 6 issue of Falcon son why I feel this student One of my past roommates Wisconsinites.
Daily announced the Student organization should not be wel- and I attend the Minnesota In other states where the ban
ical absence excuses - lack of sleep, excess stress, comed on our campus. has passed, there have been sig-
Organization Committee is wel- Correction’s Association
hectic work schedules - we hope they are not so eas-
coming three of the newest stu- Conference every year in nificant unintended conse-
ily disregarded in the future. dent organizations to the UW- Duluth. When we were students quences due to the vague lan-
With tuition on a steady increase and a continuously RF Community. I was dismayed and would go out, we would guage of the second portion of
failing economy, these arguments are not only valid to find the Socialist Alternative leave as a group and return as a the amendment.
was among these organizations. group. We always made sure of For example, in Utah a group
but commendable for those of us who are literally
working day and night to get that valuable education.
I came to this country from the Smokers spark this, or should I say she did. I’m is suing to overturn Salt Lake
reminded of this often, especial- City’s domestic partnership pol-
So educators - don’t underestimate your students. If
Czech Republic, where I lived
in a socialist society for more asthma attacks ly upon learning of a missing icy, arguing it “mimics” gay
than 15 years of my life. I was college student. Most recently marriage and therefore violates
we can do well in your classes without being physi- the state’s marriage and civil
lucky to immigrate to the United I would like to expand on — the case at UW-La Crosse.
cally present, don’t give us a poor grade just because States and enjoy the benefits of Nicole Aune’s column, “Protect union ban.
To this day we follow this
you wanted so badly to see our smiling faces every a functioning capitalist econo- Students from Smoke.” There rule/advise, or what I call a best In addition, numerous Ohio
day. my. is an issue I would like to bring practice — even as adults when judges have ruled domestic vio-
And students and teachers alike, if you find your Some of my friends and rela- up that on-campus students have attending the upcoming confer- lence charges cannot be filed
tives were not lucky. Relatively to deal with. ence. Unfortunately when I against unmarried people -
classrooms empty, take note of the type of environ- I currently live on campus, and whether gay or not gay; at least
few died in political prisons, but learn of a missing college stu-
ment you’re experiencing. Students should be willing most lost a lot of opportunities my roommate is a smoker. She dent I think to myself and say to 15 cases have been dismissed.
and allowed to engage in the lessons they’re expect- in life. There were not many knows she has to go outside to my family, friends and co-work- These consequences, though
ed to learn. opportunities in “workers para- smoke and be away from the ers, ‘How can you leave your unintended, have the possibility
dise,” surrounded by a barbed doors, but the smell is still pres- friend’s unattended?’ LEAVE of stripping Wisconsin families
Not all professors believe learning should be fun,
wire fence, unless you were a ent on her clothing. Like Aune, I AS A GROUP, RETURN AS A of health care and security. A
but students are paying to be here - so show us a good member of the ruling elite. have asthma. The smell on her GROUP. very real possibility has lead me
time. I am not afraid that the demo- clothing is enough to trigger a We followed this even if one to believe that voting “no” on
Editorials represent the opinion of the Student Voice
cratic system of this country reaction. It starts off mild with a of us met with someone. If my the marriage civil union ban is
Editorial Board and are prepared by the editorial staff.
could be overthrown by social- headache and red, itchy eyes to group of friends didn’t know the the only fair and logical vote.
ism. However, I have to speak serious symptoms such as short- person, we would let the person
out against an organization on ness of breath. That is when I part. My thoughts are that we
have to use my inhaler. For
our campus that glorifies one of learned to tend to each other
UNIVERSIT Y OF WISCONSIN R I V E R FA L L S
the world’s most oppressive those students who do not from our floor RAs.
Do you have
understand what asthma is, try
sipping peanut butter through a
I attended the initial public
meeting the Socialist Alternative straw. That is how I feel when I
held last month on campus and have an asthma attack.
Editor Helen Clarke read what Socialist Alternative There is a solution to solve
Assistant Editor Shalena Janis Don’t ban same-
say? Submit a
stands for at http://socialistmin- this problem: asking students if
nesota.org/what-we-stand-for. they want a roommate who is a
Front Page Editor Jennie Oemig I thought the “alternative way” smoker or a non-smoker. It can sex marriage
letter to the
News Editor Amber Jurek of eliminating the national debt be asked in the housing contract
Sports Editor Sarah Packingham was pretty hilarious. I have when new students are filling
Etcetera Editor Keighla Schmidt I am new to the area, as this is
them out. This simple question
Viewpoints Editor AJ Oscarson taken and passed a few econom-
would have students breathing a
my first year here at UW-River
Photo Editor Jen Dolen ics classes myself. The writers Falls. Almost as soon as I
of the following could benefit lot easier. After all, do you wantarrived, I discovered an amend-
304 North Hall
Assistant News Editor Leah Danley from those classes, “Cancel the to end up in the emergency ment to ban gay marriage and
Assistant Photo Editor Beth Dickman national debt with no payment room struggling to breathe? civil unions was on the
Assistant Sports Editor Ben Brewster
Tracy N. Schoemaker
to the big investors. Use the Wisconsin ballot this fall.
Student ban and its effects in other
money to rebuild the inner cities As I did more research on the
Cartoonist Stephanie Daniels and the infrastructure under
Chief Copy Editor Addie Carlson
Exercise makes better students
I had a humbling experience a few weeks
ago in PE 108. Members of the class
were told to engage in 10 minutes of aero-
Interestingly, these conditions are all
related to exercise. According to the Mayo
Clinic’s Web site and CraigHospital.org,
that smoke-infested hell hole has become a
popular place to end a night on the town. (I
heard a rumor that you can get crabs by sit-
Business Manager Jill Crandall bic exercise. I jumped on one of the ellipti- exercise has been proven to relieve stress- ting on the pool tables). But if you con-
Circulation Manager Matthew Meyer cals and began fake running down the ful and anxious feelings, improve energy sume just the right number of drinks, the
sandy shores of Bermuda, but it didn’t turn and cut down on fatigue. Even more obvi- dance floor isn’t a bad place to get exercise
Online Manager Hans Hage out to be as refreshing as the Caribbean ous is how exercise benefits sleeping and shake your ass at some coeds. Granted,
Faculty Advisor Andris Straumanis coastline. After 10 minutes, I could barely habits. The body is able to better regulate all that smoke inhalation won’t have the
walk. My heart was purring like a coke its sleeping patterns. People who exercise greatest effect on your lungs, but there
head after snorting a few lines, and I was fall asleep quicker, have deeper sleep and aren’t many public places you can reach
Read the Student Voice online at sweating more profusely than a biology
major taking a Brit lit final. It was the first
wake up feeling energized more often than
people who don’t exer-
your target heart rate while reaching for
www.uwrfvoice.com time I’ve ever had to admit to something I cise. Ditch the Ambien Running up the stairs or jogging
thought would never happen — I’m out of and NoDoz, and strap at crosswalks is something I’ve
The Student Voice is a student- North Hall or to shape because I rarely exercise. on those jogging shoes discovered too. Aside from the
written and managed newspa- email@example.com Within the last school year, many UW- instead. Sure, easier weird looks I get, it isn’t a bad
per for UW-River Falls, and is Please limit letters to 300 River Falls students have had poor academ- said than done. Ben way to get the ticker going.
published Thursdays dur-
ing the regular school year.
The Student Voice re-
ic performance as a result of physiological I hate gyms and Jipson If you’ve taken PE 108 and had
and psychological conditions. According to weight rooms. The the unflattering experience of
All editorial content in the serves the right to edit
Student Voice is determined any material for content, the UW-RF Student Health Services stu- weight room on campus nearly keeling over with a mas-
by the newspaper’s libel or space. It also dent survey in 2006, 31 percent of UW-RF has a nauseating stench, sive coronary, you have probably
Editorial Board. reserves the right to students felt stressed, 24 percent had diffi- the music is terrible, thought once or twice about get-
The opinions expressed in withhold letters. Letters culty sleeping and 17 percent had feelings and I can barely work my way around the ting more exercise. The most difficult part
editorials and columns do to the editor become the of anxiety or depression. Less than half of gigantic egos possessed by some of those of adopting a healthy lifestyle change like
not represent those of the property of the Student
newspaper’s advisor, stu- Voice and cannot be re- all respondents reported they had gotten iPod-toting, cutoff shirt-wearing tools who exercising is taking action. The benefits of
dent population, adminis- turned. enough sleep to feel rested within all seven are only in there to get huge pecs so they exercise are almost immediate: refreshing
tration, faculty or staff. All letters, news releases, days prior to taking the survey. Given stu- will have a chance of getting laid on spring nights of sleep, clearer thought process,
Letters to the editor must be briefs, display ads and classified dents’ hectic schedules at work or in break. So I’m trying to work on some ways less stress and anxiety, more energy during
legible, and contain a first and ads must also be submitted no school, these results aren’t surprising. If to raise my heart rate without raising my the day, and more stamina in the sack,
last name and phone number. later than Wednesday at noon.
Unsigned letters will not be Single copies of the Student exercising hasn’t made its way to the top of anger level. among others. Once you make the effort to
published. Voice are free. Printing costs are your priority list, there is a good chance Drop your books and head to the Library. exercise regularly, you’ll realize how easy
Letters can be submitted at 304 paid for through student fees. you suffer from fatigue, insomnia, stress, Let it be widely known I am not advocat- and enjoyable it is — like a walk in the
anxiety or poor eating habits. ing anyone frequent the Library. Somehow park.
River Falls lacking
October 13, 2006 Student Voice
Quirks keep us who we are
T here’s a show on E! I like to watch
called “Dr. 90210.” It is a reality
requires the physical invasion in order to
walk down the street without receiving
Fashion shows are even banning fashion
models who are too skinny. Magazines for midnight munchies
show about plastic surgery, in which two stares. That kind of attention can be more women encourage women to embrace their greater distance than the town
or three doctors from a pool of regular
Beverly Hills surgeons allow us to tag
painful than any surgical procedure. But to
have a metal rod forced under your skin
bodies and find clothes that accentuate the
positive. Interestingly enough, the girls in
A t 2 a.m. bartenders and
bouncers shuffle college
students and alcoholics alike
they live in just to eat some
french fries or peruse the cheap
along for the duration of a willing partici- and jammed around so the photos for those maga- movie bin at Wal-Mart?
out of the dimly lit brick build-
pant’s journey toward an elevated self- you don’t jiggle when zines, looking stylish as they Personally, I think that it’s
ings that line both sides of Main
esteem or bigger tips at their stripper job. you walk, is beyond my frolic in parks and snuggle ridiculous that the closest 24-
Street. Once out on the street,
Almost every episode features a breast comprehension. with some shirtless guy, are hour restaurant is in Hudson,
the mass chaos of people walk-
augmentation, while other procedures A lot of actresses, and doing just as much as the
include nose jobs, liposuction, scrotum actors too, have had surgi- Cassie models in the Dior ads to ing and driving to various desti- and though Perkins restaurants
nations ensues. Instead of the around the country will stay
reduction, chin implants and a bunch of cal work, though they Rodgers make readers feel inadequate. mildly tipsy to wildly drunk open for that length, the one
others. The procedures are shown in keep it under wraps for I’m not sure what the appeal located in our town closes at 10
patrons finding a place to wind
graphic detail with nipples and genitalia the most part. Those who is of “Dr. 90210” for me. p.m. during the week and 11
down, we are left to find our
blurred out, but the inside of a breast or admit to having it done Obviously I’m against plastic p.m. on the weekends.
own ways home and deal with
nose are spread with shiny forceps for blame public expectations surgery in most cases, and see- When I called the Perkins in
the side effects of hangovers.
anyone to take a gander. After the proce- for making surgical inter- ing people unhappy with River Falls to ask why they
I would rather not be left to
dure, cameras zoom in on the groggy, vention an essential part of having a public themselves makes me sad and a little weren’t a 24-hour establishment
my own demise after a long
swollen patient, who groans in agony as face. And in some cases this is true. I have angry at societal expectations. Shows such the only response I got was, “I
night on the town — instead I
the medications lose their effectiveness. heard many comments from people on as this seem to reinforce how important don’t know.” As if to make up
wish I had a place where I
After watching an episode of a plastic how this star is fat or how that one has physical appearance is to people. After for that, the poor woman who I
could consume mass quantities
surgery show, I don’t see how people will- ugly teeth. It’s an ugly side of human watching the show, I guess I appreciate forced to answer difficult ques-
of waffles and greasy bacon.
ingly subject themselves to that kind of nature, but we find triumph in other peo- even more the features that make me and tions that I’m sure she has no
Even if absorbing liquor isn’t
experience in order to be a little more ple’s imperfections. others unique. Each are a reminder that
Drunkards should stay put
a main goal for middle-of-the- way of knowing the answers to,
pleasing in appearance to others. There are In the past decade, more concern has real happiness does not come from anes- said they’ve never been open 24
night consumption, late night
a few people who are disfigured from con- been given for the need to be perfect, and thesia and silicone, but in the pride of hours. Hmm, doesn’t really help
studying always goes more
genital defects or from an accident, which acceptance of variety has been promoted. being an individual. the midnight cravings or the
smoothly when food is
involved. 2:30 a.m. drunken stupor.
In college towns around the However, it’s all OK because
nation restaurants like IHOP, they open at 6 a.m. So if you
Perkins and Waffle House stay can stay awake that long, then
open 24 hours each day in order Perkins is there to cater to your
to cater to the late-night every need, otherwise it might
“H e went through the
windshield of his
truck,” is all I can remember
ditch and roll the vehicle.
I began thinking about this
again because last week my
takes one time,” but it is so
true. Anyone who has ever
been drunk knows it impairs
might just hop into their vehi-
cle and end up back home after
swerving back and forth on the
crowds. Students like myself
enjoy having the opportunity to
just be better to go when you
wake up for a late breakfast or
make a 3:30 a.m. run for pan- lunch.
thinking about that fateful day father was rear-ended by some- your vision and slows your road a couple of times. The
cakes and sausage I have to
of my senior year in high one who was most likely ine- motor skills — this is not very worst-case scenario involves a
without worry of admit though
school. After the accident he briated by some type of sub- conducive to driving. I don’t wreck of twisted metal where
being kicked out that River
lived for about two days before stance. The sport utility vehicle know what I would have done people inevitably end up dead.
at close or spend- Falls is not the
finally passing away. Then crashed into the back of my if the driver had killed my Most of us probably remem-
ing more money first town to
about a week later, it was
released that he had been
father’s truck, driving the bed
of the truck all the way up into
father. He and the people in the ber the public service
Yukon did announcements than exists in our Beth lack something
drunk at the the cab. The not deserve He was a good and warnings from bank accounts. Dickman extra for all
In River Falls those college-
time of the driver of the to be the teachers and par-
accident. SUV then pro- victims of a person, he just ents to not drink there is a serious aged kids. I
lack of venues started my col-
He was a ceeded to ram his man’s stupid made a very and drive. These
where the average lege career in
he just made a
Derrick vehiclethat was
into a mistake, and
I am very stupid decision. warnings wereundoubtedly college student, whether under- northern
very stupid Knutson in the turn lane grateful they drilled into our age or older than 21, can escape
when the noise of the dorms or
Minnesota at Bemidji State
University. From Bemidji I
mistake. Eric next to my weren’t. heads repeatedly during our
bustling of roommates becomes made my way to London, and
had been my father’s truck. At Drinking is an activity that youths. For some people these
too much to handle. finally settled here to complete
friend in high the time, the can be fun in a controlled messages have just remained
In a town where the popula- my undergraduate degree.
school. He Yukon was filled social situation. Going out to warnings. For others, like
tion seems to double when class Bemidji had one step up on
wasn’t someone I hung out with a number of children. the bars has been a favorite myself, it is a mantra that
is in session, there is no con- River Falls in that the Perkins
with much outside of school, Miraculously, no one was seri- pastime of many college stu- could have saved someone’s
venient place open past bar actually stayed open around the
but during school we con- ously hurt in this incident. dents for years. It can be a life if it had been practiced.
close at 2:30 a.m. The only clock, but the bars closed at 1
versed on a regular basis. It After Eric’s death, I vowed I great way to socialize and meet Next time you decide to go
actual business in town that a.m. while I was there, and the
was a shock to all of us when would never step into a vehicle new people. What everyone out and drink with your bud-
stays open 24 hours a day is the taxi service consisted of an eld-
he died. Most of us knew he if I had anything to drink. My needs to remember is that there dies, stay where you are, have
Holiday gas station located on erly lady and her sometimes-in-
was a partier, but none of us vow was only further rein- can be horrible repercussions a designated driver or call a
the corner of Locust and Main town son shuttling residents
thought he would step into his forced by what happened to for stepping behind the wheel cab because it only takes one
Streets. So if you’re craving a from place to place. Like River
truck after a night of drinking, my father last week. It sounds after a night of drinking. In the time to change the course of
stale Twinkie and the remains Falls, their taxi service also
swerve off of the road into the very cliché to say “it only best-case scenario, a person numerous lives forever.
of a pot of coffee brewed the closed well before the break of
day before, then River Falls has the next day and left the people
UW-RF professors deserve more respect everything you could ever want.
Actually, I know there is a
serious problem when the taxi
who drank too much to walk
back to campus or drive to their
A s a relatively new student at UW-
River Falls, I still find it extremely
difficult to watch students walk noncha-
goes into generating assignments, staying
up-to-date with the readings and keeping
teaching strategies accurate with the times.
been here for years already.
The golden rule has always been drilled
into my head and into my family’s beliefs.
company, a service usually
meant to help keep drunks off
Comparing London to River
Falls would be unfair in every
the road, is only open long aspect in that the nightlife
lantly out of a lecture like it’s no big deal. Classes are not just about reading the My father has always said, “The golden enough to drive someone to the thrived greater than any city
It is com- required material, but meant to give dis- rule is the most important rule to life.” In bar, but stops running hours found near to River Falls, and
I feel more respon- cussions and an under-
standing of the material,
many ways I agree with his
comment. If I were to put
before the bars close. the options of all-night eateries
If someone’s cravings are were expansive and could be
to watch sible for my actions and to have students myself into the professors’ strong enough and they’re feel- found in the heart of the enter-
than the people grow intellectually.
After a mere five weeks
shoes, I would feel so frus-
ing ambitious, then the closest tainment district - right where
place to find a restaurant that all the students spent their time.
fessors who have been here of observation, I have Sara I commend the professors will serve the drunk and disor- All in all I like what River
with such for years already. noticed upperclassmen Hauer for pretending not to notice derly is 10 miles away in Falls has to offer, and being
disrespect. leaving lectures. So I the extremely rude actions of Hudson. close to the Twin Cities does
I am now wonder, as people their students, whether it is Hudson provides a number of have its benefits. Hopefully
very aware that as this college is not in grow, do they become the class as a whole or just a services that can entertain the someday Perkins will learn that
any way a replica of a high school setting; more disrespectful? Do handful of students who are late-night crowd, including it will have many customers at
students are now able to act as they want they know so much rude. If I stood in their Perkins, the McDonald's drive- 4 a.m. on the weekends and the
and when they would like. However true more and are so intellectually inclined that shoes, I would not hold back any anger or thru, Denny’s and Wal-Mart. profits will likely greatly out-
this may be, professors work to provide they no longer feel the need to attend class dissatisfaction from their actions. Is it really safe to not only weigh the cost of keeping it
worthwhile, educational material. They and continue to learn anything? Ultimately it is the students’ decision allow, but practically encourage open longer. Maybe someday
deserve at least the same respect that high As a freshman, I thought I would be able whether to attend class or not. But then people who have been consum- I’ll have somewhere to eat that
school teachers were given. to look up to the upperclassmen for guid- again, why pay tens of thousands of dol- ing alcohol or who have been greasy bacon when the Holiday
Professors must prepare material for stu- ance. But at times, I feel more responsible lars to restrain intellectual growth? studying until the small hours gas station isn’t quite hitting the
dents to study. A large amount of work for my actions than the people who have of the morning to drive a spot.
Phillip Bock, Sarah Burchett,
“I’m assuming they use them to
STUDENT “I thought it was like, I don’t
buy our books and pay our pro- know, up-keep and probably
fessors.” textbooks. I don’t know. I
guess I’d like to know what
I’m paying for.”
What is your Nick Hassel,
tuition and fees
used for by the
“Just like maintenance and build- “To keep the campus up, pay
ings up-keep. I don’t really know.” the teachers and pay for student
programs. To run electricity
and pay dues as well. Oh, and
the new Student Center.”
Isaac Ramberg, Molu Jolly,
“I don’t know, that’s a good question. “No idea. For tuition fees or
Well, to improve living standards for something. Or for textbooks. I
students. We’re building that new don’t really know.”
Student Center - I’m sure that cost a
Student Voice 6 SPORTS
Twins make an early exit
October 13, 2006
1,000 kills mark milestones
The Twins decided to pick it up
on Tuesday. I’ve always had
though, batting only .262 in
August and September, with a
for two volleyball players
mixed feelings about Hunter. .303 on base percentage. His
said. “I am a freshman, and both honorable
He’s been one of the best defen- final average of .290 is skewed
Ben sive centerfielders in baseball, somewhat from his hot June and
of these players are very good mention in
role models.” the 2004
Brewster but a broken ankle in 2005 July when he batted .333 with a
Two UW-River Falls volley- The UW-RF volleyball team season.
caused him to lose some range, .414 on base percentage.
ball players reached milestones has a strong record both inside Similarly,
and his bat is usually average at In reality I think Punto is more
in their careers this season by and outside of the Wisconsin Geehan has
best. I cringe every time he suited to a super-utility role, like
each hitting their 1000th kill. Intercollegiate Athletic earned sev-
comes up in a clutch situation
because of how prone he is to I’ve always had Seniors Andrea Geehan, a Conference (WIAC), with a eral confer-
middle hitter, and Kate record of 14 wins and eight ence titles,
A fter a pathetic showing in
the first round of the play-
flailing strikeouts and double mixed feelings Thompson, an outside hitter, are losses overall, and a 3-2 record including
plays, but he also has the ability
about Hunter. He’s
first team Andrea Geehan
offs, the Twins’ amazing season both leading role models and in the WIAC. They are tied for All-WIAC
to get hot for a short time and
powerful forces for the Falcon fourth place with UW-La
is over. And yes, it was amaz-
ing, no matter what happened in
carry the team on his back like been one of the best team, according to several Crosse and UW-Stevens Point a n d
he did the last month or so of
the postseason. this year. defensive fielders in teammates and player profiles. within the competitive confer- American Volleyball Coaches
I’ve followed the Twins since I Thompson’s twin sister and ence. Association (AVCA) All-
was a little kid, and I can’t
Ever since Corey Koskie left baseball... fellow teammate, Molly, said According to player biogra- Midwest Region honors in
after the 2004 season, third base
remember a team that overcame her sister is an inspiration and phies on the Falcon athletics 2005. Geehan’s accomplish-
became a black hole for the a much better version of Denny
more and was more enjoyable to leader. Web site, Geehan and ments also include being the
watch than the 2006 Twins. “She goes into practice every Thompson’s skills and leader- WIAC Player of the Week in
In 2005 they tried Michael The other concern is starting
But now that it’s over, it’s time day with a smile on her face,” ship have helped the Falcon 2004 and an All-WIAC honor-
Cuddyer, Terry Tiffee and Luis pitching. Santana is great in the
to start looking toward 2007 and Thompson said. “Nothing fazes team in years past, earning both able mention the same season.
Rodriguez, among others, and No. 1 spot, and Boof Bonser has
what kind of changes will be her, and she is the ultimate team players conference recognition. “Both are extremely talented
this year there was the failed proven he can be a solid two or
made. player.” Thompson received a number players who provide the majori-
experiment with Tony Batista. three man, but with Francisco
The biggest issue this off-sea- Geehan received similar prais- of titles, including All-WIAC ty of the offensive output for
After Batista was released, Nick Liriano becoming an injury risk
son was whether the $12 million es from freshman Alison Busby. honorable mention and Co- our team,” senior Kat Krtnick
Punto took the position over and and Brad Radke retiring,
option would be picked up for “I am a middle hitter and have Offensive Player of the Year in
exceeded all expectations. He
centerfielder Torii Hunter. learned a lot from Andrea,” she 2005. She was also All-WIAC
slumped near the end of the year See Twins page 7 See Volleyball page 7
Peterson’s leadership paves way for Falcons
“We have some tough games
coming up with Stevens Point,
Eau Claire and LaCrosse,”
This week, UW-River Falls Peterson said. “They’re really
senior Ashley Peterson was important games in conference.
bestowed with a great honor. Eau Claire is a big game. We
Peterson, a soccer player haven’t lost in conference.”
from Forest Lake, Minn., was Head Coach Sean McKuras
named WIAC Player of the and Assistant Coach Ben Gaddis
Week. It wasn’t the only award have been instrumental in
Peterson received for her Peterson’s success at River Falls.
efforts during that week. She “He’s been here all four years,”
was also named to Peterson said of McKuras.
D3kicks.com’s soccer team of “They do a very good job of
the week. coaching. They know what
It is Peterson’s second time they’re talking about and they
this season being named the give us a plan to win.”
WIAC Player of the Week. McKuras thinks very highly of
In two games, Peterson Peterson as well.
scored three goals and picked “Ashley fulfills her role as a
up three assists to lead the team senior captain in several differ-
with six points in the games. ent ways. Ashley has always
The six points have helped been a leader by example.,”
Peterson take the lead in team McKuras. “Over her career she
scoring, with 12 goals and 33 has developed as a vocal leader
points. The closest player to and a teacher of the game.”
Peterson is fellow senior Kim Peterson aids those around her.
Saufl who has eight goals and “I loved playing defense with
22 points. her because she is so calm. Her
Peterson has played soccer movements and her body lan-
since she was five, and she is in guage are very calm and just
her fourth season playing in the there, whereas I am always in
UW-River Falls senior Ashley Peterson kicks the ball down the field in a Sept. 5 match up with Macalester. Peterson was
Falcon uniform. She has also high speed and wanting to get
recently named WIAC Player of the Week for the second time this season. She leads the Falcons with 12 goals and 33 points.
coached a little bit, and some the ball out of my end.” Piersak
day the Health and Human said. “She always held the team
Performance major would like together through the back of
to get more into coaching. on the Falcon team, Peterson is a school, she also ran track. but she can get the team fired up UW-Eau Claire. But when field and now she is leading our
“I want to work with younger leader. “We’re all just really good to just get out there and do what Peterson was a freshman, the team up front.”
kids,” Peterson said. “At a “I like to lead by example,” friends,” Peterson said of her we can...and that's win.” team won WIAC, which she Peterson also likes to play ten-
young age kids like to listen Peterson said. “I learn from the Falcon teammates. “We mesh Throughout her years in the said was one of her greatest nis and spend time with friends,
better and they’re more fun to girls every day.” really well together.” Falcon program, there have moments with the group. family and boyfriend.
watch.” This season, Peterson said the “Ashley does a lot for the been a number of ups and This season the team has The Falcons’ next game is at
Peterson will graduate in Falcon team is different than team. She is humble about how downs. potential to win WIAC again. UW-Stevens Point on Saturday
AOII Strike Out helps those in need A time for change
May 2007. any other team she’s been on. things are going for her,” junior Last season, the team lost in The Falcons currently have a at 2 p.m.
Now as one of three seniors Besides playing soccer in high Amy Piersak said. “She is quiet the WIAC Playoff Semifinals to record of 7-2-2 (4-1-1).
Softball tournament to
started saving my money so I
be held Saturday
Each participant will receive a could go to as many hockey
T-shirt and BBQ. games as possible.
“I don’t think the cost should While hockey practices may
have been a factor, but it proba- Sarah just be getting started here, com-
bly was,” Hockert said. “I don’t Packingham petition has already started
think I would change it for next around the area. In Division I
year.” men’s and women’s hockey, the
Near the end of July, junior season has already started.
Maria Hockert and senior “It’s the first year, Hearing about other teams play-
Lyndsay Nelson were searching
for ideas for their sorority’s phi-
and we hope to ing has gotten me really excited
lanthropy event, and then a big make it an annual M y dad would always
say, “That damn east
to see the Falcons’ season start-
ing on Oct. 27.
idea hit them.
They decided to host a softball
event.” wind,” as I was growing up Even though hockey is starting,
in Northern Minnesota. If I some sports are finished for the
tournament before the winter Maria Hockert, had a quarter for every time I season. Some of them have com-
weather began. member of AOII heard him say those four key pleted the regular season and
After just a few months of words, I could easily pay for some have already finished their
preparation, the two women and She said if a team had 10 play- my tuition and probably the postseason play. The women’s
their sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi ers, each would only have to entire Student Voice’s staff golf team finished up last week-
(AOII), are ready to put it all donate $10. as well.
together and host the event. Hockert said the response from With that, I knew when he end and women’s tennis is done
This Saturday at 9 a.m. on the the community was overwhelm- came in the door that the sea- with the regular season, waiting
intramural softball fields, the ing. She has received donations sons were changing, and the for their conference play a week
winds were blowing. from now in Madison. The foot-
Strike Out for Arthritis Softball from a number of River Falls
Tournament will take place. businesses and off-campus teams Not that I minded — some- ball team is at home this week-
“The proceeds raised go to are also participating in the thing to cool off after a warm end and again next weekend for
arthritis research. It’s our chap- event. summer was always wel- the annual Homecoming game.
ter’s philanthropy,” Hockert “We have to thank them for comed. I have never minded Needless to say, I’m excited. I
said. “It’s the first year, and we sure,” Hockert said of the outside the cold, but I hate it when it love school spirit, and I love
gets hot. Homecoming week. Even
hope to make it an annual event.” support. though it will be cold, the leaves
Each team was expected to During the past few months, With the changing seasons
raise at least $100 to donate for Hockert has been putting at least there comes a change in are changing and winds whip-
the cause, and an average of 15 a few hours a day of work into sports — both with sports to ping, it will be worth it to get out
watch and participate in. with friends and support UW-
people are registered. Each year, the tournament and received a lot
AOII raises money for arthritis of support from Nelson. Here in River Falls, some River Falls.
and juvenile arthritis research. “I’m here for a lot of support. captain’s practices are start- With the change of seasons, it’s
However, the women didn’t I’ve calmed Maria down,” ing, and before we all know important we change the way we
it, winter will be upon us. support our teams. Spirit is
receive as many registered teams Nelson said. “I’m also keeping
as they hoped. people motivated.” Winter to me means just one important. Where would our
“We expected a stronger Hockert and Nelson just plan thing — hockey. I’ve loved to teams be without spirit? They
watch hockey as long as I can thrive on playing in front of loud
Sarah Packingham/Student Voice recreation community,” Hockert
response from the Greek and on being behind the scenes in the
remember. I always watched and interested crowds.
Lyndsay Nelson, left, and Maria Hockert work on the final said. “But we’re pleased with
tournament instead of taking
touches for the Alpha Omicron Pi Strike Out for Arthritis.
it, but didn’t understand it
what we got.” until about the fourth grade. I See Spirit page 7
See AOII page 7
October 13, 2006 SPORTS Student Voice 7
Falcon Football kept at bay against UW-EC
Falcon volleyball heats up the court
Women go 7-0 with
The UW-River Falls football team could not muster up enough
big plays, while the Blugolds capitalized on offense, en route to
a 23-3 victory Saturday at Carson Park. In the first quarter the
Falcons could not move the ball. Their longest drive was five
plays for 17 yards. UW-Eau Claire put together an 11-play 64- Sarah Packingham
yard drive that ate up 5:26 off the clock, which was capped off firstname.lastname@example.org
by a 41-yard field goal. On RF’s next possession they went 59
yards in 12 plays, capped off by a 33-yard Spasimir Bodurksi After starting the regular sea-
field goal to make the score 6-3 UW-EC. Near the end of the son with a record at about .500,
half, UW-EC went 80 yards in four plays, ending with a 38-yard the UW-River Falls women’s
touchdown pass. The score at halftime was 13-3 UWEC. In the volleyball team has turned it on
third quarter, UW-EC continued scoring. After a Falcon turnover in the last few weeks going 6-0,
at their own 27-yard line, the Blugolds drove three yards on four including a tournament win.
plays, which was capped by a field goal from 41 yards to make The Falcons’ record currently
the score 16-3. After an RF interception, UW-EC scored one sits at 15-8, and they are 4-2 in
more touchdown to make the score 23-3. UW-RF continues its WIAC play.
season on Saturday when the Falcons host UW-Stevens Point at “We’ve been a really good
Ramer Field. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. team [all season],” Head Coach
UW-River Falls at UW-Eau Claire (Oct Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 5-68 1- Patti Ford said. “We’ve played
07, 2006 at Eau Claire, WI) 14
1st 04:31 UWEC - Craig Kolb 41 yd field Interception Returns-Yards.... 1-0 1-
really tough competition.”
The hot streak started at the
11 Punts (Number-Avg)............ 6-37.8 4- Simpson Tournament in
plays, 64 yards, TOP 5:26, RF 0 - UWEC 44.0
3 Fumbles-Lost.................. 2-1 2-0
Indianola, Iowa, when the
2nd 07:14 UWEC - Craig Kolb 27 yd Penalties-Yards............... 3-28 6-30
Falcons went 4-0 to win the tour-
field goal Possession Time............... 31:24 nament. The Falcons redeemed
Beth Dickman/Student Voice
themselves for early season loss-
plays, 65 yards, TOP 4:41, RF 0 - UWEC Third-Down Conversions........ 4 of 14 4
6 of 12
Kat Krtnick and Kate Thompson go up for a block against UW-Eau Claire on Sept. 27. The
es against one of the teams in the
01:20 RF - Spasimir Bodurski 33 yd Fourth-Down Conversions....... 0 of 1 0 tournament.
Red-Zone Scores-Chances....... 1-2
“Revenge is sweet,” senior Falcons lost the match 3-1. The Falcons are currently on a 7-0 winning streak.
plays, 59 yards, TOP 5:45, RF 3 - UWEC 2-2
Molly Thompson said. “We real-
ly were the better team, and we winning games.” Stout on Wednesday night and leader.
00:29 UWEC - Chris Hull 38 yd pass Individual leaders had a chance to prove ourselves Last Friday night, the Falcons picked up their seventh win in a “Because there are so many
from Kyle Paulson (Craig Kolb kick) RUSHING: UW-River Falls-Nathan
4 plays, Anderson 25-83; Jeremy Wolff 8-24;
again.” played UW-Platteville at home row, by a 3-1 margin. others it’s kind of easy to be
80 yards, TOP 0:45, RF 3 - UWEC 13 Beau
Falcon senior Kate Thompson and won the match 3-0 with The Falcon offense is very myself,” Kate Thompson said.
3rd 07:28 UWEC - Craig Kolb 41 yd DeBruin 7-9; Greg Robinson 1-2; Storm received her 1,000th career kill scores of 30-20, 30-26 and 30- strong. “I can lead in different ways, in
field goal Harmon 1-1; TEAM 1-minus 7. UW-Eau
4 Claire-Edward Kaiser 16-65; Kyle
over Webster on the first night of 25. They also hosted UW-La “[With] Andrea Geehan, Kate a more one-on-one way.”
plays, 3 yards, TOP 1:35, RF 3 - UWEC Paulson 8-12; Ryan Darley 4-8; TEAM 1-
the tournament. Crosse on Saturday and won 3- Thompson and Kat Krtnick, the This weekend, the Falcons are
16 minus 20. “It was pretty cool,” Kate said. 1. defense can’t key on just one at the Elmhurst Invitational at
04:44 UWEC - Matthew Evensen 31
yd pass from Kyle Paulson (Craig Kolb PASSING: UW-River Falls-Jeremy Wolff
“[Patti] Ford told me I was going “We are solid right now,” Ford person,” Ford said. “They’re all Elmhurst College in Illinois.
kick) 6-13-1-76; Storm Harmon 3-3-0-29.
to get it that weekend, but I did- said. “That’s what you have to capable of scoring.” They will play four games
1 UW-Eau Claire-Kyle Paulson 16-28-1- n’t know when it was going to hope for in October.” With capable scorers and Friday and Saturday.
play, 31 yards, TOP 0:19, RF 3 - UWEC 251.
come.” With the teams experience, strong defenders, the Falcon With only a few weeks before
RECEIVING: UW-River Falls-Connor
She was also named WIAC they knew coming in they were team is one to contend with. playoffs, the Falcons hope they
RF EC Graves 3-30; Josh Grover 3-19; Jake Player of the Week. going to be successful. “We’re a team to watch,” haven’t hit their peak just yet,
Score......................... 3 23 Jenson 2-37; Andy Marx 1-19. UW-Eau “It was extremely back and
FIRST DOWNS................... 11 19 Claire-Chris Hull 6-104; Matthew
“There are six seniors on the Molly said. “We’re creeping up but will continue to rise.
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 43-112 Evensen
forth,” Ford said of the Simpson roster; we expect them to be suc- in conference.” “We need to keep playing the
29-65 6-102; Tony Hull 2-29; Scotty Osborn 1- Tournament. “Some of our cessful.” Ford said. “Our core With seven seniors on the way we’re playing,” Kate said.
PASSING YDS (NET)............. 105 9; Edward Kaiser 1-7. games went up to 40. We played
group is these six girls.” team, they can all lead in differ- “With a positive attitude and
Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 16-9-1 28- INTERCEPTIONS: UW-River Falls-Andy
a lot of volleyball. We were suc- The Falcons traveled to UW- ent ways. Kate is the quiet stay in the game mentally.”
16-1 Kolstad 1-0. UW-Eau Claire-Shaggy
cessful even when we weren’t
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 59- Murphy 1-27.
Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 0-0 0- FUMBLES: UW-River Falls-TEAM 1-0;
Nathan Anderson 1-1. UW-Eau
Claire-Chris Hull 1-0; TEAM 1-0. Cross country runs toward WIAC
Golfers end season at WIAC championship Sarah Packingham
the biggest team in history. This
The Falcons end the 2006 season with a combined score of 816 was the first time, tryouts had to
from Saturday and Sunday’s WIAC Women’s Golf be held for placement on the ros-
Championship. Jenna Gutzwiller led the Falcons with a five- After having a week to rest, the ter.
way tie for 22nd place, shooting a 92 on the first day. Gutzwiller UW-River Falls men’s and “This season has been going
ended the tournament in a tie for 28th place with 189 strokes. women’s cross country teams great. We are looking great as a
Torie Ives of UW-Eau Claire shot one of the all-time top scores are back in action this weekend team,” senior Chris Wenig said.
in the WIAC with 73 strokes Saturday. Falcons Katie Kantrud, after having a week off to rest. “The team is doing better than I
Courtney Swanson and Alana Peterson ended day one in similar For both teams this will be the thought, which is fantastic. We
circumstances. Katrud shot the best of the three, tying for 41st final meet of the season before have some real depth to the team
after day one with 100 strokes. Kantrud managed to claim 39th the conference meet on Oct. 28. this year. We have some really
place, shooting for a total of 198. Swanson had a nine-stroke The last meet the Falcons com- fast underclassmen and some
improvement from day one and shot for a total score of 209 day peted in was the Blugold Open. great upperclassmen showing
Both the men’s and women’s them how to go out and get some
two, moving into 43rd from 45th place after day one. Peterson
finished fifth place to head into great times.”
Soccer team picks up key WIAC victory The UW-River Falls women’s cross country team runs earlier
finished with 220 strokes — enough for 48th place.
this weekend on a strong note. “The men’s team goal is to beat
this season. RF competes this weekend at UW-La Crosse.
The team will compete at the Eau Claire at conference,” Casci
Kim Saufl scored twice and Ashley Peterson scored once with Drews/Neubauer Invitational on said. “We want to be in the top
two assists to help lead the Falcon soccer team to a tough 3-2 Saturday at UW-La Crosse. The five.” drawing near, it’s important for going to start tapering in the next
WIAC win over UW-Platteville Saturday at Ramer Field. Saufl men will race beginning at 10:30 While the women and men the runners to stay healthy. few weeks to get us ready for
scored the first goal off a pass from Peterson and the second from a.m. and the women are on the practice on different routes, they Unfortunately cold weather and conference at La Crosse and
a cross. It was Saufl’s seventh and eighth goals of the year, and course at 11:30. are still very close. injuries have affected the Regions in Davenport, Iowa.”
Peterson raised her assist total to nine. UW-RF outshot the Freshman Tony Casci said that “It’s more of a family, we do Falcons. The WIAC meet will be at
Pioneers 16-5 in the opening half. Platteville’s Ashley Hamilton head Coach Don Glover feels everything together,” Casci said. “We have had some injuries UW-La Crosse as well on Oct.
made it a 2-1 game in the second half at 66:55, scoring off a long that these are two of the best “We start our practices with a and also the cold and flu has 28. Both sets of races are sched-
run. Peterson then scored what proved to be the game winner at teams in Falcon history. This meeting together.” been plaguing some of our run- uled to begin at 11 a.m.
74:55 on a penalty kick. It was her team-leading 12th goal of the season, the men’s team also had With the end of the season ners,” Wenig said. “We are
Volleyball: Two seniors join elite rank of Falcon athletes to reach 1,000 kill mark
season. Platteville did not give up and made it a one-goal game
at 85:20 when Allie Metcalfe scored. Falcon goalie Emily Steiler
made five saves to raise her record to 7-2-2 on the year. The
Falcons will next play Oct. 14 at Stevens Point at 2 p.m.
October 7 3. 66:55 PLT Ashly Hamilton (4) (unas- from page 6
Goals by period 1 2 Tot sisted) - Long Run “These past two weeks she has cal aspect of kills alone they have each
UW-Platteville...... 0 2- 2 4. 74:55 RF Ashley Peterson (12) been unstoppable,” Krtnick said, the game earned their team 1,000 points.
UW-River Falls...... 2 1- 3 Penalty kick - Penalty kick
5. 85:20 PLT Allie Metcalfe (12) (unas-
said. “If they aren’t getting set, making Thompson a significant because it is The season isn’t over for UW-
SCORING SUMMARY: sisted)
they both hold the other team’s member of the team. a single hit RF volleyball. The team defeat-
1. 38:24 RF Kim Saufl (7) (Ashley blockers, so someone else can Freshman Amber Starr reiter- that results ed UW-Platteville this past
Peterson) Goalkeeping (min-ga-saves) score. As the setter for both of
2. 40:30 RF Kim Saufl (8) (Ashley RF - Stieler 90:00-2-6.
ates the praises of the rest of the in an imme- Friday and UW-La Crosse on
Peterson) - OFF CROSS UWP - Trifone 90:00-3-12.
them for the past two years, I am team. diate point Saturday.
extremely grateful to play with “They are huge leaders and for the team. Up next the team takes part in
such talented hitters of that cal- really deserve this recognition,” E v e n the Elmhurst Invitational at
iber.” Starr said. though both Elmhurst College in Illinois on
Thompson’s Kate Thompson
Krtnick also said Thompson’s Achieving the accomplishment Geehan and Oct. 13 and 14, where UW-RF
hard swing allows her to hit the of 1,000 kills in volleyball is a will face several teams includ-
WIAC Standings W L WIAC Standings W L T
ball to the ground in any situa- success because of how it trans- careers began in high school, ing Concordia and Rockford
UW-Whitewater (5-0) 3 0 UW-Eau Claire (13-1-0) 6 0 0
tion. lates into points. A kill is a criti- before playing for UW-RF, with Universities.
Spirit: Student sup-
UW-Lacrosse (4-0) 2 0 UW-River Falls (7-2-2) 4 1 0
AOII: Sorority Twins: Young players need to impact
UW-Oshkosh (4-2) 2 1 UW-Stevens Point (7-2-2) 3 1 1
UW-Platteville (3-2) 1 1 UW-Oshkosh(5-4-2) 3 2 0
port brings fun home
UW-Whitewater (4-6-1) 2 2 1
lends helping hand
UW-Eau Claire (2-3) 1 1
UW-Stevens Point (2-3) 0 2 UW-Platteville (9-3-2) 1 2 2
UW-Stout (2-3) 0 2 UW-LaCrosse (3-3-3) 1 2 2 from page 6
UW-River Falls (1-4) 0 2 UW-Stout (2-8-0) 1 5 0
UW-Superior (5-7-0) 0 6 0
There are some upper-tier
pitchers available too, like from page 6
Tennis Final Standings
from page 6 Santana and Bonser will
WIAC Standings W L
Jason Schmidt, Mike
WIAC Standings W L
need some help.
UW-Eau Claire (19-2) 4 1
Mussina and Barry Zito, The word apathetic is always
UW-Whitewater (22-5) 4 1 UW-Lacrosse (6-0) 4 0
part; Nelson said she might play. Glen Perkins and Matt but they’re likely out of the
UW-Oshkosh (21-3) 3 1 UW-Eau Claire (8-0) 3 0
“I haven’t picked up a glove in Garza made their debuts brought up when it comes to
Twins’ price range.
UW-LaCrosse(16-6) 3 2 UW-Whitewater (7-3) 3 1 years,” Nelson said. “It should this year and should school spirit. At soccer and foot-
UW-Stevens Point (19-8) 3 2 UW-Stout (9-4) 2 3
The Twins have a great ball games or tennis matches, it’s
UW-River Falls (5-5) 2 3
become above average
UW-River Falls (14-8) 3 2
be quite hysterical. If someone core of young players, but unfortunate when not a lot of
UW-Platteville (15-7) 1 4 UW-Stevens Point (2-9) 1 5
needs comic relief they should starters, but Twins General Terry Ryan needs to make
UW-Stout (13-7) 1 4 UW-Oshkosh (1-5) 0 3 come.” Manager Terry Ryan needs people come. It’s fun and free. I
UW-Superior (13-13) 0 5
additions to some of these don’t know what could be better.
Otherwise, Nelson plans to to go out and get a veteran areas that are lacking.
For complete stats check out UW-RF Sports Information make sure everything runs well. who can solidify the middle Homecoming is a good excuse
Otherwise they will con- to dress up in red and black,
Web site at www.uwrf.edu/sports “We don’t want people to of the rotation. tinue to see early exits from
notice we’ve never done this Some free agents who paint your face and lose your
the postseason, or not make voice. I don’t know what could
before,” she said. could help the Twins are it at all in an increasingly
Recreational Leadership Ranger Adam Eaton, Blue beat it. All week there will be a
competitive American number of different activities
Coordinator Kurran Sagan and Jay Ted Lilly or National League Central.
Sports Wrap Hunt/Knowles Director Steve
Stocker have been crucial in
Tony Armas Jr. going on to participate in and
watch. And I recommend them.
This is your time to live it up.
compiled by helping the tournament put
everything together efficiently. Before long, we’re going to
graduate and head into the real
Ben Brewster “It’s hard work, but reward-
ing.“It’s just a bunch of people
On the Web? world and get a job.
who like to play softball,” Check out www.uwrfvoice.com Watch football, cheer loud and
Nelson said. “It’s a fun day while watch out for that east wind.
helping the greater good.”
Student Voice 8 NEWS
Kwik Trip selects Ramer lot as potential location
October 13, 2006
Beckie De Neui Though it may be best for the
email@example.com University, not all students agree anoth-
er gas station is needed in River Falls.
Main Street River Falls has a small “I don’t think that we need another
town appeal. Small, family-owned gas station unless it’s gonna be cheap-
businesses and privately-owned bars er,” senior Lindsey Mace said.
fill the strip with a sense of home and Senior B.J. Leroy agrees.
community. It seems, though, that “I’d rather have a Taco Bell or a
something is missing. Perhaps it needs Chipotle,” Leroy said.
another gas station?
While the final talks are still in their “There is a series of
infancy, some time in the future Kwik 10 to 15 steps that
Trip will be built on Main Street.
Kwik Trip representatives came to need to be taken, and
River Falls more than a year ago, look- we are on step two of
ing for a plot of land to build a conven-
ience store. the process.”
“They were looking at a site on the Dale Braun,
corner of Spruce and Spring [Streets], campus planner
behind Swedes,” said City Planner
Dena Mleziva. “That site didn’t work
out because there is a well near that site Junior Jesse Ostertag sees it as detri-
and it could be possible for the water to mental to his health.
become tainted with gasoline if they “I don’t like it because it’s another
were to build that close to it.” place to stop and eat and get fat,”
Kwik Trip went on to search for a bet- Ostertag said.
ter place to set up shop and found it on On the other hand, some students said
the south end of town. The company it will be a welcomed addition to River
found a site right across from Dick’s Falls.
“It’s good because it is going to bring
Jen Dolen/Student Voice
Plus, next to Knowles on South Main
something more to the economy,” jun-
Kwik Trip is working with the University to trade part of the Ramer Field parking lot for another plot of land ior Nate Anderson said.
that the company purchased across from Dick's Plus, next to Knowles on South Main Street. If Kwik Trip is built
The plot of land was bought from
Others are looking forward to the fine
on the area where the Ramer lot now sits, the University will create more parking on the traded site of land.
Hise Excavating, a business located
next to the Ramer Field parking lot for dining options offered by Kwik Trip.
many years. Though Kwik Trip owns “I’m excited for the slushies,” senior
the lot now, a series of steps need to be property owners, making sure the land UW-RF trading part of the Ramer Field step two of the process,” said Campus Jeremy Wolff said.
taken before the building can actually is fit for building a gas station, review parking lot for a plot of land that Kwik Planner Dale Braun. Regardless of what the students think,
be erected. by the Planning Commission and a City Trip bought from Hise Excavating. Although the process may be long and if this trade happens, Kwik Trip will
“Kwik Trip needs to have the proper- Council meeting. Before setting the Though it seems as if both parties want tedious, Braun is confident the trade is make a part of the Ramer Field’s park-
ty rezoned to B3 highway commer- wheels into motion, Kwik Trip had the trade, a long process still needs to a good thing. ing lot into a gas station, and the
cial,” Mleziva said. “There are parts of another idea. be completed before anything can be “It’s clear that both Kwik Trip and the University will use the site of land to
it that are already zoned for commercial Last fall, the company came to UW- seen as final. University want this trade to happen, produce more parking for Knowles,
use, but other parts are not.” River Falls and asked for a trade to be “There is a series of 10 to 15 steps Braun said. “It is best for Kwik Trip Hunt Arena and Ramer Field.
Upward: Program gives
Doing the rezoning alone is a long considered. The trade would entail that need to be taken, and we are on and best for the University.”
process, including petitions to nearby
students lifetime experiences
from page 2
good attitude and motivation throughout the summer.”
About 65 students and staff went on the road trip with a charter
bus, beginning in River Falls and making their way to Wyoming.
Along the way, the group stopped at many places, like Mount
Rushmore, Sioux Falls, S.D., Devils Tower, Grand Teton National
Park and Jackson Hole.
“It was like being on tour,” Marshall said. “By the time we all got
back, we were all exhausted.”
Every night, the group stayed in hotels in various cities on the way
to Yellowstone, said Mai Chang, a senior and social work major.
Marshall said it was his first time going on a trip like this one, sim-
ilar to many of the high school students.
“I never thought in my life I would go to Yellowstone,” he said. “If
I wasn’t involved with Upward Bound I would have never been to
Chang also said she had never been to the national park.
“It was such a great opportunity and a lifetime experience,” Chang
said. “Overall, I loved it.”
“If I wasn't The trip gave the students a differ-
ent experience outside their normal
involved with environment, Marshall said.
Upward Bound I It was a once-in-a-lifetime trip for
some of the students from Arlington
would have never High School.
been to The program allows the less fortu-
nate to have the potential to be put to
Yellowstone.” their maximum, Chang said.
Karwee Marshall, “I have been through a lot,” said
UW-RF student Marshall, who grew up outside of
Baltimore and moved to Brooklyn
Park, Minn. “I had a lot of people
put me in the right path; I can relate to everything they go through.”
The opportunity to travel to Yellowstone was a bonding experience
for everyone involved, including the UW-RF and high school stu-
dents and staff, Marshall said.
“There were more connections between the people with being on
the road for a week,” he said.
Not only did the high school students get an experience of a life-
time, but Marshall said he especially enjoyed to hear them talk about
the trip, excited and overwhelmed by all the sights along the way.
“It was a blast,” he said. “The most fascinating thing was the
nature; it shows you that as an inner-city kid, anything is possible.”
The group hiked, kayaked and simply enjoyed the scenery around
them, Marshall said.
“You are never too tough or too manly to think this stuff up close
is beautiful,” he said. “It’s something to say ‘I am glad I came.’”
Upward Bound is a multicultural program that brings together dif-
ferent experiences and personalities, Marshall said. The program
helps juniors and seniors at Arlington High School study for the SAT
test, and fill out financial aid forms, Marshall said.
“It is a critical time for them,” he said. “When it comes to June,
they are ready to graduate.”
For the graduates at Arlington High School, many of them are first-
generation college students, so Upward Bound is there to help each
of them get to college and achieve, Marshall said.
During a regular school year, juniors and seniors from the high
school attend college visits to Minnesota and Wisconsin schools
with staff members from the program, Chang said.
“It is a experience you just take that is outside your normal envi-
ronment,” he said. “With Upward Bound, there is no boundaries.”
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October 13, 2006 ETCETERA Student Voice 9
Trivium improves sound, riffs on album Johnny Holm Band comes back
metal core aspect, along with the fierce repetitive screams Holm also said he remembers when
“T he Crusade” has
“If anyone is wondering why the screaming is gone, it’s
beer would be served at their concerts.
Homecoming is an event schools set “We used to play outdoors, then they
trilling, metal rocking because the four of us were never into bands that scream, up to welcome alumni back to their alma moved us inside and started to serve
Erik four-piece and smashing and we don’t like any of the current bands that scream, so
band Trivium mater. This year UW-River Falls wel- beer,” he said. “They had a good time.”
we asked ourselves why we’re doing it. The only reason I comes back The Johnny Holm Band. In addition to alumni enjoying the ele-
Wood onto the scene with its started screaming in the first place is because I sucked at The band has been absent from UW- ment of tradition, Bonde said the group
third album release. singing and wanted to be the front man of a band,” lead RF for a few years, and this year the chose to bring the band back because the
Following the explosive vocalist Matt Heafty told Roadrunner Records. “This time Homecoming Committee is bringing the music appeals to all ages.
second album around I wanted to be a better singer because that’s what group to perform at Homecoming. “Johnny sings songs everyone knows,”
“Ascendancy,” which we wanted to hear, so we dropped the screaming and did a The Johnny Holm Band is a rock ‘n’ he said. “My parents know the Johnny
easily sold more than 100,000 copies and then some. lot of vocal training and vocal work.” roll cover band. The seven-member Holm Band.”
According to Roadrunner Records, the Along with the obvious maturation of crew plays a fast-paced set on instru- Terry Willson, director of residence
band stated, “Our crusade is to make this album, it also reverts to albums bands ments ranging from drums to bass to life and staff development, has been at
Trivium something enormous in the world. like Metallica and Pantera. saxophone to violin. UW-RF for 31 years, and he said he
We weren’t trying to sound like anyone or “We want to be closer to world domina- “The show is dedicated to the fans, and remembers the band coming for more
anything with ‘The Crusade’, we just wrote tion as we always hoped for ever since we they do most of the entertaining. Mostly than 25 years.
music that we wanted to hear. Every album started this band,” the band said. “I just impromptu, the show moves with the When the Johnny Holm Band first
title has been a statement about where we hope that people recognize ‘The Crusade’ speed of lightning,” the
were at that period in time. . .‘The Crusade’ as a classic metal album or a classic rock band’s Web site states. The
is literally what we’ve been doing, just cru- album and they connect and have as good “band rocks, picks, and
sading around the planet in our own way.” of a time with it as we did.” thunders along for 3-4
“The Crusade” is a mind-boggling evolu- Overall, this album possesses some of hours, almost non-stop
tion of the young band’s exponential talent. the greatest talented musicians of our from the first song to the
mind-shattering riffs, speed metal percus- “The Crusade” is the metal ter in the legacy Trivium created the day
The album possesses an insane amount of time. “The Crusade” is just another chap- last laugh.”
sion and a small amount of screaming, band Trivium’s third album. the group became a band. Some of the
Rooted in memories and
which can be better described as forceful tracks that truly boggled my mind, events aim to bring people
singing. In music, many bands continue to pump out the although all did in their own way. were: “Enter the back to the campus and
same droning repetitive style of music. Conflagration,” “Becoming the Dragon” and “The keep them involved.
Unlike many, Trivium has revamped its style in such a Crusade.” “Tradition, tradition, tra-
way that fans everywhere will not forget. Maturity flourish- These, I believe, blatantly shout the talents of this extraor- dition,” lead singer Johnny
es through each musician, like drummer Travis Smith, who dinary metal band. Mark my words, Trivium will go down Holm said, is the reason he
MASON MAKES A DIFFERENCE
explodes with machine gun double kicks and octopoid in history as one of or possibly the greatest metal band of keeps coming back to UW-
bursts. Trivium thought it was best to do away with the all time. RF. “The crowds are
always great; I really love
Jen Dolen/Student Voice
the group decided to bring The Johnny Holm Band interacts with a UW-RF
Chair Marcus Bonde said
the Johnny Holm Band to student during a performance last January.
the Homecoming festivities
after a successful performance on cam- started coming, Willson was active with
pus in January. the Inter-Residence Hall Council, which
“Homecoming is about the alumni,” orchestrated the concerts annually.
Bonde said. He also said alumni who bring their
He said he has spoken with alumni children to school here will inquire
who tell him stories about how they about the band’s Homecoming concerts.
used to jam to the cover band, and how “They ask about it because they
much fun they would have during the remember when the Johnny Holm Band
concerts. would play,” Willson said.
“It sounded like they had a lot of fun,” Holm said he was unaware of the
he said. impression he and his band had on the
Bonde said he thinks many alumni will campus community, but “it’s really
come to the concert because it was a tra- exciting to know we have that impact.”
dition for them. He expects they will While the Homecoming Committee
choose to stay in a hotel on the night of wanted to bring tradition back this year,
the concert and then wake up the next it also wanted to make sure to imple-
morning for the parade and game. ment a historically ignored aspect of
Campus Planner Dale Braun was a Homecoming here on campus.
UW-RF student when the Johnny Holm “Homecoming was always geared
Band first started coming to UW-RF towards student orgs,” Bonde said,
around 1980. “This year it’s for everyone.”
Braun remembers the band performing Aside from the band and the parade,
Zach Nagle in the ballroom, which is where the Bonde said he thinks the mechanical
Mason Jennings performed on Oct. 7 at The Big Event, a benefit concert that sponsored AIDS-orphaned chil- Leadership Center is now, he said. At bull ride on Tuesday night will be a big
dren in the sub-Saharan African country of Uganda. Jennings was joined by other Twin Cities performers the time, the legal drinking age was set attraction for students. He’s hoping there
Haley Bonar, The Exchange, The Alarmists and Consolation Champ at The Big Event. The bands performed
will be a great turn out for all of the
‘Departed’ keeps audience captivated
for about 400 people at the Amphitheatre, bringing in more than $4,000 for the orphaned children.
“It was a pretty wild time,” Braun said. events.
I n the past, Martin Scorsese has proved he is a talented filmmaker,
while still having the humor to cameo every once in awhile.
Though he’s been mostly dormant for the last decade, he is without a
I ’ll be the first person to admit I don’t like action films. I espe-
cially don’t like crime movies. On top of that, I really, really
hate American remakes of Asian action cop movies. But I will tell
doubt back on top in “The Departed.” you one thing — I love Leonardo DiCaprio, so I went into this
Nick In this film, Scorsese once again tackles the mob, but this time it is
Jenna with an I walked out of “The Departed,” I was totally blown
located in Boston and involves Irish-heritage criminals rather than When
Welsh Italian. Lee away and couldn’t stop saying the F-word every 30 seconds.
For years the state police have tried to take down local boss Frank Martin Scorsese has really gone over the top, and it’s great to see
Costello (Jack Nicholson). It is also at this time when the department him return to the mob-based themes that made him such a great
brings in new recruits Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Colin director to begin with.
Sullivan (Matt Damon). While most movies tend to focus on the old clichés of the
Due to his family’s history and connections, Costigan is sent on an undercover assignment to Italian mafia, Scorsese chooses to delve into the world of the
become an informant in Costello’s crew. But ironically, a mole is also in the department. Irish mob based in Boston. Here, family rules — even if the only thing that makes you family is
Since childhood, Sullivan has looked up to Costello as a surrogate father, who took Sullivan under helping to kick someone’s face in. So to combat the increasing violence and power the Irish gang
his wing while growing up. So to prove himself, Sullivan uses his inside knowledge to keep Costello has over the city, the head honchos at the Boston State Police Department put Billy (DiCaprio), a
ahead of the police. kid with a questionable family history, undercover to take down Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson).
Eventually each side begins to suspect a rat is in their midst, escalating the suspense as each inform- But there is the Rub!
ant tries to identify the other before they’re exposed. Costello shoots right back by embedding his own mole, Colin
I have to tell you, though Scorsese’s films in the past few years, Sullivan (Matt Damon), into the Special Investigation Unit that is sup-
“Gangs of New York” and “The Aviator,” have been alright, but not nec- posed to catch him.
essarily great. “The Departed” is what it says — a clear departure into I could call the rest of the movie a cat and mouse chase, but it is
greatness. really more like a cat and cat chase because neither undercover is
Under his expertise, Scorsese brings a sense of realism to the screen inferior to the other. They are two smart badasses who really are the
and filmgoers along for the ride. Though the film is two and a half hours best at doing their good guy/bad guy job.
long, it sure doesn’t feel like it because viewers are involved. I never could tell what side was going to win for two reasons. One, a
The violence is sudden and realistic, the dialogue crackling with harsh lot of the characters die. And two, it probably had the most unpre-
words reflecting antipathy. As time passes viewers acknowledge the grit- dictable plot I’ve seen since I started writing this column last spring.
ty and unpredictable story, as each man does his duty while trying to The actors did an amazing job working together, and the chemistry
remember who he really is underneath. really shines through. I’m not quite sure if this is because of the per-
You often hear of all-star casts, which means the acting is supposed to sonal relationships and six degrees they share between them, or if they
be superb even though most of the time that isn’t the case. But here, the are all growing as serious actors. Damon and Mark Wahlberg, who
acting really does deserve applause. plays a head in the police department, are both Boston natives.
DiCaprio and Damon bounce off each other perfectly, one terrified and Wahlberg and DiCaprio played best friends in the film “Basketball
the other cool under the pressure. Nicholson, like always, is terrific. Diaries,” which came out in the early 90s. DiCaprio has also been in a
In an explosive performance, Mark Wahlberg plays Sgt. Dignam, a no- few Scorsese films before.
nonsense officer who throws insults everywhere with malice and with- The supporting actors in this film are by no means belittled by the
out pause. Though he is a minor character, he effortlessly steals every main characters. Alec Baldwin and Martin Sheen, who play good
scene, repeatedly bringing the audience into a sense of reality where cops, really give this film foundation. The unwavering tension in this
people aren’t polite. Instead they are killing each other as a manner of film is broken up well by Baldwin’s character. I wouldn’t say he’s the
occupation. comic relief, but he was so sharp and witty you couldn’t help but
I wouldn’t be surprised if DiCaprio and Wahlberg end up with Oscar break out laughing when he talked about doing Wahlberg’s mother. I
nominations in a few months-they’re that good really wish I would’ve had a pen to write some of those burns down.
But the real praise belongs to Scorsese, who has given his best film in “The Departed” really excited me, and I am so much more interested
more than a decade. Of course I can’t be surprised, he’s always done in seeing more from this genre and from Scorsese. DiCaprio,
Ratings for movies are based on a scale from one to five. A film are bona fide leading men. But still, thank God they won’t be looking
well when it came to crime dramas with “Goodfellas” and “Casino” Wahlberg and Damon aren’t just young, sexy actors anymore — they
that scores five stars is worth seeing at least once. A film that like Sheen, Baldwin and Nicholson for a very long time.
already under his belt.
scores one star is horribly acted or directed with no substance.
In short, every actor and every quality of this film goes together so
beautifully. Scorsese has given an instant classic. If anyone deserves
the best director Oscar this year, it’s him, for this
has got to be one the best films of his long career.
Nick is a senior studying history. He Jenna is a junior studying journal-
enjoys watching comic book super- ism and music history. She enjoys
hero movies. watching dark comedy movies.
October 13, 2006 FEATURE Student Voice 10
Ghosts, spirits linger around River Falls
from page 1 Despite living in a haunted house, Bejblik is not frightened of her
the red T-shirt and jeans. “There are weird noises at times, but usually I know what they
“He seems like the type of person I would have wanted to know,” are,” she said.
said Zimmerman, who summed up his ghostly experience with Syse While she is comfortable in the Parker mansion, Bejblik sees a
as, “one interaction is better than none.” possible link with the rumors of a poltergeist and an empty house.
While a UW-RF professor had a supernatural experience on cam- “Maybe that’s why they’re having so much trouble filling the
pus, UW-RF students share their home with a poltergeist. apartments,” she said.
Located at 315 Maple St., the Parker mansion is set apart from Paranormal experiences do not stop at the city limits.
other homes near it with the white cupola that sits on top of the About 15 minutes from the UW-RF campus, Hudson is home to
structure. the Coulee Road ghost.
It also houses a poltergeist, a supernatural As recorded in Norman’s “Haunted Wisconsin,”
force that Norman describes as “an entity that is “It made me stop - Paschal Aldrich, the son of Hudson’s first postmaster,
Dr. Philip Aldrich, simply did not have the fortunes of
heard but not seen.”
The German word for “noisy ghost,” a polter-
there was something his prominent father.
geist may leave people thinking they are seeing that was there - I Upon Dr. Aldrich’s death, Paschal was given his
estate and built a house on Coulee Road. When illness
“People have reported objects seeming to
didn’t want to walk took over, Aldrich was forced to sell a large portion of
move of their own volition, doors opening and through it.” the property he had farmed for so long.
closing without any assistance, or mysterious Jana Gaffer, Norman also notes in his account the reasons behind
occurrences in a place that seems to be without the sale are disputed. A newspaper reported an
logic,” Norman said. Casanova Liquor Store unidentified man was somehow responsible for the
In the 2001 revised edition of “Haunted owner family losing its large property during Aldrich’s ill-
Wisconsin,” Norman featured the Parker House ness.
poltergeist. Aldrich died on Oct. 13, 1860 in his house on Coulee Road, and
Built by Colonel Charles Parker, an early Wisconsin lieutenant apparently has never left.
governor, the home has evolved from a single-family house to its While his home no longer stands, Jana Gaffer thinks she has met
current state of four apartments. the spirit of Paschal Aldrich on at least two occasions.
Jennifer Bejblik moved into the Parker mansion Sept. 1, and has As owner of the Casanova Liquor Store and Restaurant, Gaffer
not noticed any of the paranormal poltergeist behaviors that former spends a lot of time in her business, located at 236 Coulee Rd.
residents spoke to Norman about, such as doors opening on their One evening, Gaffer and her staff “were all back in the kitchen.”
own, lights flickering on and off, or stereo volume increasing with As they stood with a clear view of the restaurant floor, they
no assistance. watched a wine glass fall from the wall rack.
Instead of falling straight to the floor, Gaffer said the glass floated
across the carpet for a consid-
erable distance and then final-
ly fell to the floor and broke.
She said the event has
Another supernatural expe-
Jen Dolen/Student Voice
rience occurred when Gaffer
A ghost in the Blanche Davis Theatre is believed to be of
was working, and it was
theatre designer and former UW-RF professor Sanford
“really busy in the kitchen
Syse, who died in 1978. His ghost has been spotted
wearing blue jeans and a red T-shirt on the stage.
As she was preparing to
bring a meal to patrons, she
“I could feel a person in Syse, the Parker house poltergeist and Paschal Aldrich’s unfinished
front of me,” said Gaffer, who business on Coulee Road could provide UW-RF students who have
could see nothing blocking a sense of superstition with an interesting Friday the 13th and
her path. “It made me stop - Halloween.
there was something that was Junior Kyle Vergin is one UW-RF student who welcomes the para-
there - I didn’t want to walk normal.
through it.” “I would want to see one [a ghost] - then it would make me
While possible paranormal believe,” 20-year-old Vergin said.
visits from Aldrich were While Vergin is looking forward to a supernatural experience, he
enough to make Gaffer “kind was unaware of the stories about Syse, the Parker mansion and
of” believe in his presence, Aldrich.
they have seemed to make an Freshman Ashley Riedesel is also unfamiliar with any stories of
impression on her staff. area hauntings, but the 19-year-old is “not bothered” by the thought
“They are all afraid to go in of haunted buildings campus.
Jen Dolen/Student Voice said.
the cooler late at night,” she Her mentality may prove to be beneficial to the ghost of Sanford
Casanova Liquor Store in Hudson is haunted by the ghost of Paschal Aldrich, who died in his
Syse if he is checking up on his Blanche Davis Theatre.
Coulee Road home on Oct. 13, 1860 - 146 years ago, according to the owner and employees.
The combination of Sanford