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April 2, 2010 www.uwrfvoice.com Volume 98, Issue 20
UWRF holds inauguration for new chancellor
The inauguration of Dean Van Galen as the new UW-River
Falls Chancellor was held on March 26 in the Riverview Ball-
room in the University Center.
Fifteen minutes prior to the start of the ceremony, the
UWRF band performed music. The band also played for the
processional, which was led by Professor Nicholas Karolides,
the Chief Marshal; Karolides was the chief marshal because
he is the longest-serving faculty member on campus.
The UWRF ROTC presented the colors, and this was fol-
lowed by the singing of America the Beautiful. George Han-
sen, former UWRF employee, sang the ﬁrst verse, and the
audience was asked to join in on the second verse. Students
Jenika Boersma and Josh Pritchett assisted in leading the sec-
Boyd Huppert, UWRF alumnus and reporter for KARE-11
television, was the master of ceremonies.
“Today we gather to celebrate the inauguration of the 18th
Chancellor Dean Van Galen,” Huppert said.
Huppert continued with a welcome and introduced Rod
Nilsestuen, who was present on behalf of Wisconsin Gover-
nor Jim Doyle. Nilsestuen was also a former UWRF student.
“Some of the best friendships I formed here,” Nilsestuen
Nilsestuen included his opinion on Van Galen in his speech.
“[Van Galen] is a quiet leader who possesses the skills it
truly takes,” Nilsestuen said.
Roseanne Bump, the chief executive ofﬁcer of the River
Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, next
extended her welcome to Van Galen.
“We’ve already been touched and inspired by Chancellor
Van Galen,” said Bump.
The next ﬁve speakers each presented Van Galen with an
Joshua Brock, a representative for the Student Senate, pre-
sented Van Galen with their gift ﬁrst.
“The students of River Falls are happy to present you with
this framed image of a falcon,” Brock said.
The image was a representation of the carved falcon in the
basement of the University Center. It represents speed and ac-
tion, persistence and freedom, Brock explained.
“Persistence is what this campus is all about,” Brock said.
Gregory Elliot represented the classiﬁed staff and presented
Van Galen with a key.
“[It will] open doors for cooperation,” Elliot said. Sally King/Student Voice
Gretchen Link represented the academic staff and presented Chancellor Dean Van Galen delivers a speech at his inauguration ceremony. His speech was entitled “Steward-
Van Galen with a book entitled “Higher Education for the ship of place and promise.” Van Galen also discussed a number of goals he has for the University.
Public Good” and a piece of glass made by Ben Finley, an art
student at UWRF. “[I am] very glad to be representative of 38,000 alumni,” A video was presented that contained messages from UWRF
David Rainville represented the faculty senate and ex- Richards said. alumni, students who participated in the spring break Destina-
plained their gift to Van Galen, a sugar maple tree that will be On behalf of the alumni, Richards presented Van Galen with tion Program and students who are currently in the Wisconsin
planted in the North Hall lawn as soon as possible. a bronze falcon. in Scotland program.
“[The tree is] a symbol of strength and mentality,” Rainville Regent Brent Smith spoke next on behalf of the UW-System UW-System President Kevin Reilly explained that he feels
said. Board of Regents about Van Galen. Van Galen is well prepared.
Mayor of River Falls, Don Richards, represented the alum- “With everything we’ve observed since he came to this
ni. campus, we feel we made the right choice,” Smith said. See Van Galen page 3
UWRF music professor leads Community service activities
could inspire, improve diversity
department, ﬁghts cancer Natalie Conrad (a) participants from different groups
Kimberly Kuhens music and education,” Kristin Tjornehoj, associate firstname.lastname@example.org must perceive that they have equal status
email@example.com professor of music, said. “Most recently Dr. Ham- within the situation, (b) they must work
ilton led the department to our A study of how adventure-based and interdependently toward common goals,
Associate professor of music Hilree Hamil- National Association of Schools community service activities work as (c) they should have the opportunity to
ton has returned home after recently receiving of Music accreditation process. diversity education was published by associate and possibly become friends,
treatment for cancer at the University of Min- Dr. Hamilton is dedicated, dili- UWRF assistant professor and Outdoor and (d) they must experience the norma-
nesota Medical Center-Fairview in Minneapo- gent and detailed.” Education Coordinator Paul Shirilla and tive support of authorities.
Hamilton also has a good sense a few of his colleagues. The four authors split the work up
of humor, according to her col- The study, “Contact Theory as a amongst themselves to put together the
Hamilton teaches music education methods
courses to music education and elementary leagues. Framework for Experiential Activities study. Crawford ran the program in Hart-
“We seemed to be around as Diversity Edua- ford, Conn., while
education majors. Hamilton also teaches world
music, class piano, music appreciation, and school the same time quite a bit, tion: An Exploratory “The goal of the research Seaman and Beigh-
and joked a lot about how we Study,” was published tol conducted inter-
supervises student teachers, according to the Hamilton is to...prove that views and surveys
UWRF music department Web site. spent more time together than in the Journal of Ex-
with our families. This seg- periential Education.
bringing people together for the study. Shirilla
Hamilton is a great asset to the
music department, according to “She cares so deeply ued into us calling each oth- Shirilla authored the is the best way to foster was involved with
er work-husband and work- study along with col- the research and
her colleagues. about her students and wife, respectively. When we diversity..”
leagues Jayson Sea- worked on the statis-
“Dr. Hamilton is a wonderful Paul Shirilla tical data with Craw-
teacher and colleague, and has regularly goes above and disagreed on departmental man, Jesse Beightol,
helped made music education the issues or when things got and Bart Crawford. UWRF Assistant Professor ford.
beyond her job too serious between us, she They conducted
great major it is and why so many “The goal of the re-
description to help them insisted on getting a work- search is to ﬁnd the effectiveness of con- this study by observ-
students come here. She has been
a driving force here at UWRF,” learn and succeed..” divorce. She knows how to tact theory, to prove that bringing people ing groups of youth in Hartford from
Gail Olszewski, lecturer of music, Roger McVey
laugh at herself and get oth- together is the best way to foster diver- various ethnicities as they did adventure-
ers to laugh,” Thomas Bar- sity,” Shirilla said. based and community service activities.
Contact theory is the principle that The diversity education program’s goals
Assistant professor of music nett, associate professor of
“She cares so deeply about her
students, and regularly goes above music, said. bringing people together is the best way were to promote diversity, develop lead-
and beyond her job description to help them learn “She is fearless about try- to foster diversity, according to Shirilla. ership, and provide community service
and succeed, and to really prepare them for the ing out new things, whether it’s a dance or a song The theory will improve people’s at- among urban and suburban youth who
challenges of the real world,” Roger McVey, as- or a style of music she’s never done before, she titudes, beliefs, and behaviors toward to- otherwise have few opportunities to in-
sistant professor of music, said. ward others, according to the study. The teract. The program involved 82 black,
“Dr. Hamilton is the point person for the Col-
See Hamilton page 3 theory consists of four conditions that are white, Latino/Latina, and Asian youth,
lege of Education and creates the bridge between necessary for positive change to occur: See Diversity page 3
Student Voice 2 NEWS April 2, 2010
‘Second Saturday’ barn dance season comes to a close
Farm tech days showcases local ag
The local old-time string band Poor Benny returns to Ashley Julka
perform at the final dance for the 2009-10 River Falls “Second firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday” barn dance series from 7 to 10 p.m. on April 10 at
the River Falls Academy (the former Meyer Middle School) The Wisconsin Farm Tech-
on West Maple Street. All dances—ranging from line and nology Days committee is
circle dances to waltzes and square dances—are taught by a seeking out hundreds of UW-
helpful, experienced caller. The barn dances are a joint project River Falls students to vol-
of River Falls Community Arts Base and River Falls Parks and unteer at the event from July
Recreation. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. 20 to 22, said the head of the
University’s agricultural col-
Air Force ensemble, band to perform lege.
The UWRF Music Department presents the Air Force Wind Last year’s Wisconsin
Ensemble/Symphony Band at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 in the Farm Technology Days, held
William Abbott Concert Hall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts in Dodge County, brought
Building. Concert tickets are free. For more information, more than 80,000 people to
contact the Music Department by phone at 425-3183. the event, according to orga-
nizers of the Dodge County
Student Senate to accept applications, petitions Farm Technology Days.
Applications to become a member of Student Senate are This year, the Pierce Coun-
now available. Individuals applying for president and vice ty Farm Technology Days’
president positions need a minimum of 100 signatures on his board is anticipating a similar
or her petition, while a minimum of 50 are required for at-large draw of about 25,000 people
seats. Election rules can be found at http://sa.uwrf.edu/student- each day. This is a tremen-
senate/committee-documents. dous opportunity for the city,
campus and community, said
Dale Gallenberg, dean of the
RiveR Falls Police/ College of Agriculture Food
and Environmental Sciences.
UWRF Police DePaRtment This event gives people the
opportunity to see counties
Sally King/Student Voice
The Farm Technology Days will give counties across Wisconsin an oppertunity to present
across Wisconsin showcase their individual agricultural backgrounds. This year’s event is to be held in Pierce County.
Editor’s note: Information for this section is taken from
their own agricultural back-
River Falls Police give volunteers the chance to view the campus if they have not
ground, which this year is be-
and UW-River Falls Police Department incident reports.
ing held at the Peterson Family Farm about three miles south been able to do so, said Gallenberg.
of River Falls. Students will have the chance to promote the “Wisconsin Farm Technology Days provides farmers with
• A wastebasket was lit on fire in the second floor men’s agriculture industry through various committees, where they the opportunity to learn about new agricultural technologies,
bathroom in Centennial Science Hall. can further their personal and professional development, said which can help farmers maximize production,” said Michaela
Gallenberg. Fox, UWRF student and dairy farmer.
Numerous student organizations will have the opportu- Agriculture plays a huge role in Pierce County, as it derives
• Matthew N. Sage, 19, was cited for underage consumption nity to play a vital role in the event, while representing the 20 percent of its jobs from the agriculture industry and nearly
in Hathorn Hall. UWRF campus community by serving on various committees. $300 million in economic activity, according to Pierce Coun-
Students will also have the opportunity for internships. The ty’s Wisconsin Farm Technology Days’ brochure.
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Board is looking for two Not only will this event serve as a great way for agriculture
• An entrance rug was stolen from the University Center. interns to work with media coordination, especially on me- to share its story, but it will also be a great economic stimu-
• Graffiti was reported in Hagestad Hall.. dia day, said Danielle Hammer, UWRF student and Wisconsin lus for Pierce County. Weather permitting, it is estimated that
Farm Technology Days publicity committee member. Wisconsin Farm Technology Days will generate approximate-
While showcasing advancements in the agriculture industry, ly $600,000 in the Pierce and St. Croix county area during the
Check out the the event also serves as a networking tool for UWRF students. three-day event, said Trechter.
The 500 to 800 vendors in Tent City will be on hand to interact “A lot of work is put into showcasing Pierce County agricul-
with students looking for internships or future jobs within the ture, so take advantage of the event, regardless if you volun-
Student Voice industry, said David Trechter, UWRF agriculture economics teer or not,” said Gallenberg.
professor and publicity committee member. Interested students can visit the Wisconsin Farm Technol-
Web site The education committee is anticipating a tour of the Mann ogy Days Web site, at www.piercefarmtech.com, for more
Valley Lab Farm throughout the event. The University Cen- information on how to get involved in the various volunteer
ter will also host the thank you dinner for local volunteers on opportunities.
the evening of July 19. This dinner will showcase the UC and
The Wisconsin Farm Tech-
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excellent oppertunity for
UWRF students and the
River Falls community
by playing host to more
-Weekly newscasts than 500 vendors, giv-
ing agriculture students
a novel networking
tool. The event is also
expected to generate
$600,000 for the Pierce
and St. Croix county area
during the three-day
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April 2, 2010 NEWS Student Voice 3
Van Galen: Campus hosts events in honor of chancellor
Sally King/Student Voice
Above: Newly inaugurated chancellor Dean Van Galen receives a round of applause
from his fellow colleagues. The ceremony concluded the week-long series of events
put on by the University to honor the new chancellor.
Right: Chancellor Van Galen walks in the ceremony procession. Van Galen is the 18th
chancellor at UWRF.
from page 1 are stewards,” he said. was a candidate. He explained that he felt he was the best of
Van Galen has been on campus since late summer. the five candidates.
“Dean will wear many hats and bear the weight of many “Over the past nine months I’ve enjoyed many conversa- “I think he’ll do just great,” Richards said.
expectations,” Reilly said. “I have every confidence that Dean tions with faculty, staff and students,” he said. Huppert explained that he just met Van Galen the day of the
Van Galen is the right choice for these times.” Van Galen said he has three goals for his time as chancellor inauguration, but felt that he was very personable and liked to
Reilly bestowed Van Galen with the chancellor’s medal- at UWRF. These goals are to commit to teaching and learning, interact with students.
lion. This medallion symbolizes the rights, responsibilities provide educational practices that lead to student success and “He obviously understands Wisconsin, as he grew up here,”
and privileges of the chancellor’s leadership position at the build bridges and partnerships. Huppert said. “I’m sure he’s excited to be back here.”
University, according to the program given to guests at the “I am biased, but I believe Wisconsin is a special place,” Van Sean Pettinger, an international student from Canada, got a
inauguration. Galen said. “What makes it special is the spirit of its people.” chance to meet Van Galen earlier in the year when Van Galen
Reilly then presented Van Galen to give his address. Van Ga- Van Galen concluded his speech by providing some encour- had international students over to his house for Thanksgiving.
len welcomed former chancellors and spouses who were pres- agement and thanking the guests. “[He] seems like a real down to earth guy,” Pettinger said.
ent, including Don Betz, Virgil Nylander and Ann Lydecker’s “Great things are possible when people work together,” he “He’ll do a great job as chancellor.”
husband. He thanked his wife, daughter and 91-year-old father said. “In the years ahead, please join me in stewarding this Van Galen explained what inauguration week has been like
for their love and support. place.” for him.
Van Galen’s speech was entitled “Stewardship of place and The audience gave Van Galen a standing ovation and Han- “This has been a great week to celebrate the University’s
promise.” sen led the pledge song to conclude the inauguration. traditions, accomplishments and future,” Van Galen said. “I
“[We must] step back from issues of the day and realize we Richards explained after the inauguration that he met Van believe it has been an opportunity to reflect on the scope and
Galen when giving him a tour around the city when Van Galen significance of the work of the University.”
Diversity: Professor Hamilton: Professor works towards recovery
publishes research about from page 1 ways treats me with respect. Believe me,
I bug her a lot, and she is always patient
turer and then moved into her current as-
sistant professor position in 2001.
Hamilton has received recognition for
has no problems getting up in front of Hamilton has been a music educator her accomplishments in music educa-
anybody and just going for it,” Patrick for 38 years. Hamilton started her mu- tion. In 1987 she received the District
O’Keefe, lecturer of music, said. “I’ve sic career in 1972 as a music teacher at Coordinator of the Year award for her
from page 1 seen her do this, and it’s always a joy to Shawnee Mission Schools in Kansas. work in coordinating the Very Special
behold. We can all learn Then in 1974, Arts Festival in Chaska, Minn. In 1999,
ages 13-19. They lived together for one week at a retreat
from that.” “She is fearless about Hamilton moved Hamilton’s dissertation was nominated
center just outside of the city, according to the study.
Hamilton is very de-
The program began with two half-days of adventure-
voted to her work and trying out new things, to teach at Valley for dissertation of the year award at the
based team building exercises, followed by four days of Middle School University of Minnesota. Hamilton has
takes the time to help whether it’s a dance or a in Apple Valley, also received many grants for further
community service projects, according to the study. These
major program components were interspersed with free time
“In 2001 Dr. Hamil-
song or a style of music Minn. From 1982 research and developing programs over
and other structured events such as a talent show, a basket- to 1996, she was the years.
ton and I were the new she’s never done before...” a music teacher Hamilton is currently continuing in-
ball game, an African drumming concert and a contra dance.
music faculty,” Barnett Patrick O’Keefe for Chaska Pub- home medical care. She welcomes calls
The authors used two instruments to measure the extent to
said. “As with any new Music lecturer lic Schools in and visits from friends and colleagues,
which contact conditions were perceived and predicted pro-
job, getting to know Chaska, Minn. according to an e-mail sent by David
gram outcomes. They used The School Interracial Climate
how the system works During that time Milne, the music department chair.
Survey (SICS) and the Miville-Guzman Universal-Diverse
takes some time. I was always knock- she also was an adjunct professor at Hamilton can be contacted at home via
Orientation Scale. These tools allowed them to conclude
ing on her office door asking for help. Hamline University, UW-Eau Claire,
that these activities were very helpful in promoting diversity her cell phone: 651-336-5336.
She is an incredibly resourceful person. State University of New York-Potsdam
awareness among students.
If she did not know the answer, which and the University of Minnesota. From
“On a larger scale, we are becoming an increasingly di-
I don’t remember ever happening, she 1993 to 1999 Hamilton was an adjunct
verse population, and it’s important to be appreciative of
would find it out. And the best thing is, professor at the University of St. Thom-
other backgrounds,” Shirilla said. “We need to research dif-
she never makes me feel threatened or as. Hamilton started teaching music at
ferent theories so we can find a way to make people more
intimidated by her knowledge, and al- UWRF in 2000. She started off as a lec-
aware of diversity.”
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problematic for students
As the Student Voice Editorial Board has
pointed out week after week, graduation is ap-
proaching quickly, and with its arrival comes a
whole slew of responsibilities the newly-gradu-
ated seniors will have to tackle. Amongst these
are things like ﬁnding a career, a place to live,
etc. But, more importantly is the abrupt sense of
ﬁnancial responsibility and independence that
will ultimately smack every student in the face as
they take the big step into the ‘grown-up world.’
A lot of college students are not paying their
way through school. A lot of college students are
not paying for their cell phones. A lot of college
students are not paying for their car insurance.
These are just a few examples of the things that
are going to go from something that didn’t have
to be worried about to things on the forefront
of all these newly aged minds. Not to mention,
newly graduated students will have six months,
just about, to kill before they have to start paying
By Jon Lyksett
back four years worth of student loans.
It is important for these 20-something-year-
olds to start being independent, in the ﬁnancial
sense. Mom and Dad won’t be able to be there
for you forever, supplying you with all the
Florida Gators head coach
necessary funds needed as you take on the ‘real
It is understandable as a freshman to have your
Urban Meyer, the coach of the Florida Gators’ football the nation. Not only that, but he is a lot older than a youth
parents pay your means, but by the time senior team, put Orlando Sentinel reporter Jeremy Fowler in a hairy baseball player as well.
year gets here, there are few excuses as to why predicament after calling him out at a team spring practice Thompson is a red shirt freshman, who was born Feb
parents are paying to put gas in their child’s for doing his job. 14, 1989. This makes him older than me, yet according to
vehicle. Fowler was in “hot water” with Meyer Meyer’s actions, he should not be held
after he quoted one of the Gator players; accountable for what he said. In that
Becoming ﬁnancially independent is a scary wide receiver Deonte Thompson, who case, who is giving me the right to this
thing, but the lessons learned, and the matu- said that former superstar Tim Tebow column?
rity developed, are irreplaceable. Starting with was not a “real quarterback.” Blaze After the rant by Meyer, media across
something small, like paying a cell phone bill Meyer approached the reporter at the the country began the speculation about
Gators practice facility after March 24,
Fugina the hidden meaning behind the inci-
each month, will enable students to start slowly and had a heated discussion. He called dent. Was he really trying to protect the
toward the goal of independence. By the time Fowler a “bad guy,” and also said that sophomore wide receiver, or was he
graduation rolls around, there should be no if Thompson was “his son, we would be attempting to protect the beloved Tim
reason for a senior to not be able to know how going at it right now.” Tebow, who has now left the program
Meyer’s rant on the reporter was extremely unjust, es- for the NFL.
to balance their checkbook, handle their savings pecially considering that Fowler was simply doing his job. Either way, any of these issues are not just enough to go
account, budget their paychecks and pay all of Reporting a quote that is accurately taken from the spoken after a reporter who has written a column that is about a
their bills. word is a constitutional right that those in the business like to quarterback change. What Meyer did was embarrassing to
Parents will always be there to turn to when, call freedom of the press. the players involved, him, and his program. For someone
Journalists enjoy this freedom, and use this as their job. who has been the coach of a large program for ﬁve years, you
for example, rent can’t be made one month be- Would you approach a school teacher and threaten them after think that he would be used to the media limelight.
cause of additional expenses, but relying on them teaching children how to read? Hopefully not. Two days after the incident, Meyer apologized to the
solely is unnecessary and relatively immature. If Meyer not only brought on a problem with sports journal- reporter, though the details of the 20-minute conversation
ism, but also the responsibility of young adults as well. He between the two were not released.
itís impossible to pay rent for each month, then
said that if Fowler would have reported a quote from his chil- Perhaps Fowler was informing him that freedom of press
perhaps that individual shouldnít be living off dren in similar fashion, that he would have attempted to ﬁght exists in the United States, and if he wants to control the
campus, on their own. Responsibility and matu- him over the issue. This reminds me of a couple of parents media, they may play football in North Korea.
rity go hand-in-hand with becoming ﬁnancially arguing at a little league game.
Thompson is not a little leaguer, however, he is a collegiate
independent. football player at arguably the most prestigious program in
Blaze Fugina is a journalism major who enjoys covering sporting events here at UW-River
Falls. He also greating enjoys taking part in sports, as well.
Editorials represent the opinion of the Student Voice Edi-
torial Board and are prepared by the editorial staff.
St. Croix Animal Friends strives to
STUDENT VOICE promote education among pet owners
Editor Ken Weigend
Assistant Editor Renee Thony Once in a while there is something local that will catch because its family could no longer afford it.” This program
Front Page Editor Jenna Nelson my eye, something that sails under the radar until I walk helps keep pets in a home and out of an overcrowded shelter.
right into it. This time, I walked into As a non-proﬁt, SCAF holds fundrais-
News Editor Kevin Duzynski something that loves the color purple ers annually to help it reach its goal-and
Viewpoints Editor Matt Torkelson and cares for animals-right next door to the uniqueness of this organization keeps
Sports Editor Blaze Fugina River Falls. coming. Every year it hosts the Animal
St. Croix Animal Friends is a Walk, where participants can pledge
Etcetera Editor Kirsten Blake Laura
non-proﬁt organization based out of miles while walking their (or someone
Online Editor Priya Kailash
Hudson, Wis. Also known as SCAF, Krawczyk else’s) dog. The 2010 Animal Walk is
Chief Photographer Sally King this organization has a unique proposi- scheduled for May 1st and offers prizes
Staff Photographers Lezli Weis tion printed all over its purple bro- for top pledges. For the third year in a
Hannah Lenius chures: while it isn’t afﬁliated with row, SCAF will also be hosting “Blast
Cartoonists Jon Lyksett other shelters and does not want to ever from the Past,” a dinner and dance
Chief Copy Editor Andrew Phelps be called a shelter, it wishes to construct an animal adoption spectacular that takes places this Saturday, the 27th. From
and education center for St. Croix County. SCAF wants a themed costume contests and limbo to music ranging from
Proofreader Ashley Goettl place to house animals in their time of need and to then ﬁnd oldies to disco, SCAF manages to throw an interesting party
General Manager Ashley Schmeling them a permanent home. The for a good cause.
Ad Manager Lisa Hamilton organization desires to promote SCAF want a place to house St. Croix Animal Friends is not
Circulation Manager Grady Stehr education about pet ownership a shelter, nor does it wish to be
and create a harmonious balance
animals in their time of need and one. It exists to build a place for
Faculty Advisor Andris Straumanis
between animals and people. to then ﬁnd them a permanent animal lovers to meet their new best
That is a pretty gracious, im- home...That is a pretty gracoius, friends, and for animals to ﬁnd a
Read the Student Voice online at mense goal to achieve for such a home while between families. It’s
small organization. immense goal to acheive for such refreshing to ﬁnd such a humanitar-
www.uwrfvoice.com St. Croix Animal Friends has ian organization so close to campus.
a small organization
been in existence for ﬁve years, SCAF can be found on Facebook
formed as an answer to the lack (St. Croix Animal Friends) and also
The Student Voice is a student-written and managed newspaper for UW- of animal shelter and care centers in the area. Since then, it can be visited online at stcroixanimalfriends.org for opportu-
River Falls, and is published Fridays during the regular school year.
has been raising funds to obtain land and began building an nities to become involved. There will also be a table in the
All editorial content in the Student Voice is determined by the newspaper’s
Editorial Board. The opinions expressed in editorials and columns do not education and adoption refuge. SCAF also has established University Center Tuesday, March 30th from 12:00 pm to 2
represent those of the newspaper’s advisor, student population, administra- itself as offering convenient services to pet owners in need, pm for more information on this local organization.
tion, faculty or staff. including affordable spay and neuter programs for area ani-
Letters to the editor must be 300 words or less, and include a ﬁrst and last
mals. SCAF also has a unique sort of food shelter program,
name and phone number. They can be submitted at 304 North Hall, River
Falls, WI, 54022 or to email@example.com. one that assists families with pets during difﬁcult times. It
The Student Voice reserves the right to edit any material for accepts donations of cat and dog food, cat litter, treats, and
other animal necessities to distribute to local families in need. ies. She enjoys the smell of gasoline
Laura Krawczyk is a junior majoring in marketing communications and communication stud-
content, libel or space. It also reserves the right to withhold let-
ters. All letters, news releases, briefs, display ads and classiﬁed
SCAF’s goal is to insure that these animals are fed appro-
ads must also be submitted no later than Wednesday at noon.
Single copies of the Student Voice are free.Printing is paid priately and “would not have to be surrendered to a shelter
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April 2, 2010 VIEWPOINTS Student Voice 5
New Health Care Bill opens Sarah Palinʼs actions have
door for superﬁcial arguments similarities to McCarthyism
Here at the Student Voice, it seems that a I feel the same goes with issues like global Sarah Palin incites violence against health- exodus from his FOX News show.
lot of articles, editorials and columns carry warming and immigration. You can’t name care proponents. And she’s doing it with avid I’m sorry, but have we failed to learn our
a theme of “raising awareness.” That’s not one damned thing regarding the current listeners. Who are the people that can believe lesson? Has the painful experience of Mc-
necessarily the point here, though. With policy, but boy are you angry about it! The the hateful things she says Carthyism left no
the passing of the health same goes with the on an almost daily basis? trace in our memory
care bill very recently other side. Now I get The woman who failed to of what these types
and absorbing people’s to hear “No Obam- name a newspaper she read of rhetoric can lead
reactions, I am just more acare” every night or a Supreme Court ruling to? Where do the
and more convinced that Matthew on the news covering she agreed with during her Chaia conservatives get off
people have no idea what some sort of twenty- campaign? Lindberg using the same sort of
they are talking about,
Torkelson person protest out-
Consistantly, this model threatening method
and have absolutely no side a random city mother of ﬁve has been we see in military
intentions of forming a park, or something. a thorn in the side of regimes and jihadist
structured opinion on the I want to wrap it reasonable people willing training camps?
bill itself. Party wise, I don’t up with an example from my own expe- to base their ideas on fact rather than horror They just arrested eight Christian Militia
even want to say that just “both sides” are rience that maybe some of you can relate to. ﬁlm ﬁction. Idolized, at ﬁrst and now by few, members in Michigan for attempthing to kill
being ridiculous, because it’s everybody. Do you have that person you just happen to as a woman of power and middle American families of police ofﬁcers. You want to blame
People are using the same three to four talk- know, that just wants to ﬁght with you about pride, she quickly became a running joke. someone for that? Blame the people making
ing points they read in the New York Times, everything? Well, I do. One of the biggest Now, however, the ex-governor is just dan- the government out to be the Anti-Christ.
or hear on Fox News/MSNBC and reiterat- things this bill has brought into the spotlight gerous. Like McCarthy,
ing them over and over again. again is abortion. Now, I have no shame in “Don’t retreat, instead Palin knows how
Look at our pathetic two party system saying that I am proudly very, very pro-life. reload!” Were her words Consistantly, this model to drive the debate.
over the past months. Each has the other I feel like I have some credibility being on Twitter to discourage mother of ﬁve has been a While McCarthy’s
side ﬁgured out. For Democrats, they are given up for adoption when my birth parents voters from supporting platform was commu-
out of touch with Americans and spend were very young, and not selﬁsh. Abortion the healthcare bill. Using
thorn in the side of nism, Palin works off
money faster than they can count it. For is the one issue I have the most passion for, a riﬂe scope to identify reasonable people the healthcare reform.
Republicans, they hate America’s sick and and although I’m not going to sit down and the twenty seats open Like McCarthy, the
are selﬁsh religious nut jobs. That’s the shake you until you believe what I believe,
willing to base their
before the debate on a saddest part is the
best way to sum it up, right? With the way I will gladly have a civil argument with the board. ideas on fact rather than refusal of her party
both sides of the aisle conduct themselves, I opposition any day. Back to the story. This For seemingly obvious horror ﬁlm ﬁction. members to reel her
feel like it’s sending out a message of “hey certain gentleman who shall remain name- reasons, the mainstream in. Instead they allow
kids, just so you know, the one that can talk less decides to, out of all vehicles, go after media saw this as incit- people like her and
louder and say the more outrageous thing me on Facebook chat. Bold. Literally, the ing violence and she received quite a few Glenn Beck to ﬂame the frenzy created by
will win the argument.” ﬁrst line he threw at me after I told him my criticisms. scared and apocolyptic Christian extremists.
I would like to congratulate the Obama stance was something like this “Just because “I think people like Sarah and others need As in the time of McCarthy, Palin is an
administration for ﬁnally getting some of you’re adopted doesn’t make you some sort to be careful in their tones and not send the extreme product of her time and exploits
that “change” done that was promised over, of (bleep)ing expert. It’s great, because I wrong message out there,” America’s fear
and over...and over again during and after care much more about the sick waiting to Alaska Senator Mark Be- of socialism as a
the 2008 presidential election. Most of the die than some stupid unborn child.” The
Like McCarthy, Palin
gich said, on Anchorage conduit to keep
articles and videos I’ve watched on people only response I could muster up is “So television station KTVA. knows how to drive the herself famous. To
explaining the health care bill are ﬁlled you’re the reason why people in opposing “In my case, I probably debate. While McCarthy’s that end, she’ll say
with a lot of ﬂuff, but still help us overall views tend to hate each other so much.” wouldn’t have said those
in understanding some of the central ideas. He claims the government shouldn’t be in- comments.”
platform was communism, almost Fox News And
Now, how is one to actually get informed volved in deciding whether abortion should An amazing trend has Palin works off the gave her a perfect
on the bill in a non-biased way? If you have be legal or illegal. Funny, because last time begun to occur in the land stage.
the left explain it, they will make it sound I checked the government was involved,
of conservative pundits: Alongside her
like the greatest thing to come along in and it’s called Roe v Wade. Seems a little fear tactics. As their inﬂu- terrorizing buddy
decades, and if you have someone from the hypocrtical. “I don’t want the government ence in congress wanes and their objectives Glenn Beck, it seems that nothing can stop
right explain it, they will probably make involved because God forbid, they make a are not being met, the conserviatives utilize the evil spew of fear and hatred that comes
it sound like the end of the world. It’s the ruling that I disagree with!” Classy. a weapon they have used throughout history. from her mouth.
knowledge of things like this that actually I’m not going to end this by saying “Hey, One of the greatest fear tacticians was Wis- Mercifully the career of McCarthy was
make me empathize with those who are so empathize and listen to what everyone consinite Joe McCarthy and conserviatives short and I can only wish the same for Palin.
incredibly apathetic. I mean yes, you got the has to say.” Because honestly, you should seem to be joining him in his infamy. It’s you that can end fear tactics in politics,
bill signed Democrats. Well done, but now already know that’s the adult thing to do. All Glenn Beck goes as far to state that the by simply thinking for yourself. Don’t let
I have to listen to all the Obama fanatics I’m asking is for you not to be the coward president is attempting to destroy white people tell you Armageddon is coming
(that I’m pretty sure Barack himself isn’t a that talks the loudest and continues to make Americans and their culture. because of the healthcare reform. That would
fan of) chant “Yes we did!” These are the politics look like a pathetic joke. “This president I think has exposed himself make Palin the voice of God, and that’s
people that can’t name anything past those over and over again as a guy who has a something too ridiculous to belive. Right?
three to four talking points about the bill, deep-seated hatred for white people or the
and will honestly just use the bill being white culture....I’m not saying he doesn’t like Chaia means lifel and she tries to live it to the fullest. Writing is
passed as some sort of ammo for an argu- white people, I’m saying he has a problem. what she loves. Spanish, Hebrew, Portuguese and English are the
ment without actually caring what the bill Matt is a marketing communications major in his senior year. He
This guy is, I believe, is a racist,” said Beck
words she uses. Tel Aviv is where she is inspired
will do for those that are really in trouble.
enjoys listening to The Beatles, and playing piano whenever he has
some free time. on President Obama, sparking an advertiser
STUDENT Aaron Rodgers traded to Oakland Raiders
What are your thoughts on the
The Green Bay Packers announced yesterday that
they will be trading quarterback Aaron Rodgers to
the Oakland Raiders for two ﬁrst round picks for the
2011 draft. Rodgers was extremely pleased with the
their city on the map), but this is clearly not the case.
Thompson and several other Packers ofﬁcials have
already drawn up a plan to woo the 40-year old ver-
sion of Favre back to the tundra at Lambeau by offer-
decision as it will take him back ing Favre his own recording studio
newly passed Health Care Bill? to California, the place where he (so he can ﬁne tune his rendition
spent his college career, and where of “Pants on the Ground”), and by
he will ﬁnally be at ease. Rodgers pledging to him the “Best of Both
and general manager Ted Thomp- Worlds” (for those of you who
son have increasingly been at Ashley watched Favre on Jay Leno, you
Logan Wolfe, Goettl
odds after Thompson pleaded with know that Favre took his daughter
sophomore Rodgers to “be more like Brett,” to the ﬁnale of Hannah Montana).
“I think that it’s a bad idea. Within the next six and that said dismal t failure Breaking up is hard to do, but it
years, there is going to be less doctors wanting against division foes and the inex- is even tougher to come back,
to come back to work for less money.” cusable choke in the play-offs was simply enough. because we all know how hard it is for guys to admit
The Packers were also concerned with Rodg- they are wrong, and even more so when your head is
ers health after he suffered from a severe case of made out of cheese.
“JaredAllen-Itis,” with symptoms including insomnia Besides, I’m fairly positive that Packers head
after nightmares of an Allen rush attack and severe
Matt Karst, headaches after being pounded to the ground 69 Breaking up is hard to do, but
sophomore times. Rodgers, aka the “wannabe,” stated that he
it is even tougher to come back,
was hoping to follow in some bigger footsteps, as he
“I agree! Because the doctors just want to help the because we all know how hard
people who need it and are not in it The Packers were also it is for guys to admit they are
for the money.”
concerned with Rodgers’ health wrong, and even more when your
after he suffered a severe case head is made out of cheese
of “Jared Allen-Itis,” with
Courtney Jo Miller,
symptoms including insomnia
sophomore coach Mike McCarthy would never offer to pick Fa-
after nightmares of an vre up in an SUV from the airport. Well, while it was
“I agree with it because everyone deserves to
Allen rush attack... fun to think that the Packers could be that ignorant
have health care.”
in trading Rodgers and that they surely must have
felt silly with the amazing performance of Favre this
has been compared to Lions quarterback Matt Staf- season (even though they lost in the NFC champion-
ford and former Browns starter Brady Quinn. ship game, it still was remarkable what Favre and the
But, Rodgers is looking to erase the ill-feelings of Vikings accomplished),
Blake Doyle, being associated with a “cheesy” team and has even Packers fans have nothing to fear. Rodgers was
senior changed his looks, going from a “were you born in never traded (yet) and as far as I’m concerned, the
a barn, cave-man look alike” to a Tom Brady-esque Packers are showing no interest in Favre (although
“I’m happy with the results and even though I
styling in hope to move him away from the shadows the Vikings will surely take him back). Happy April
have discrepensies with it, I think it will turn
of the NFL’s Iron Man (aka Brett Favre). They say Fool’s Day Packers fans! We’ve got your cheese
out for the good.” that time heals all wounds and the green and gold (Favre), and we plan on keeping it all the way to Dal-
have repeatedly said that they’ve moved on from the las with the Lombardi trophy in hand.
glory days of Favre (it is something I will never un- Ashley Goettl is a freshman double major in digital ﬁlm and television and political
Student Voices compiled by – Hannah Lenius
derstand, how Packer fans can hate someone who put science. She is also a member of the UWRF softball team, WRFW radio, Forensics,
College Republicans and Student Senate
Student Voice 6 SPORTS April 2, 2010
Women’s hockey uses NCAA tournament as benchmark for season
Blaze Fugina According to the United
firstname.lastname@example.org States College Hockey Online
Web site, the Falcons were
The women's hockey team played in the NCAA tournament
ranked fourth in the last Div. III
for the second consecutive season, losing to Gustavus Adol-
women's poll, with Gustavus
phus College by two goals March 13 in St. Peter, Minn.
The team made the tournament by winning the NCHA con-
Gustavus lost their next
ference tournament for the second consecutive year, and earn-
NCAA tournament game to the
ing an automatic bid. The Falcons defeated UW-Superior by
eventual Div. III champions
one goal on March 6 earn their spot in the tournament.
However, with high team expec-
Despite the loss in
tations coming into the season, they
said that this was not the surprising “I don’t mind that the NCAA tournament,
Campbell said that the
finish that they were looking for. we lost to Gustavus; team was happy with
Head Coach Joe Cranston, in his
11 season, has had plenty of experi-
what bothers me is the impressive run to
ence with seasons of high expecta- that we played so get into the tournament
in the first place.
tion. poorly in March.” "Going into the
"I think this was a year of under-
Joe Cranston, O'Brien Cup Tourna-
achievement," he said. "It's always
tough to come in off a good year like women’s hockey coach ment as a 3rd seed, and
coming out champions
we had in 2009, and not let down a
for a second consecutive
little bit. We've had better years, and
year was something not many
we've had worse."
teams can say they've done,"
Cranston was also disappointed with the way the team end-
she said. "That was a really big
ed the season, by losing on the road in the NCAA tournament.
accomplishment for us."
"I don't mind that we lost to Gustavus; what bothers me is
With the completion of the
that we played that poorly in March," he said. "That was our
season, the beginning of the
worst team effort in years."
offseason brings a look ahead to
At this time last season, the Falcons were experiencing a
the next season. Cranston said
different tournament run. They made it to the
frozen four last season by defeating Gustavus Sally King/Student Voice
2-1, and ended up taking fourth in the tourna- “I feel the team has The women Falcons celebrated at Hunt arena after a season game. After they de-
Junior goaltender Cassi Campbell said that
learned from our the team, feated UW-Superior, they were beat in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
which can can be one of the better teams in the NCHA, and possibly
this season was different than others in the past faults and can take
use the experience from last season to play make a third consecutive appearance in the NCAA tourna-
with the goals that the team brought in. those experiences better in the next.
"This was the first time that any of us had been ment.
and grow.” "Every returning player knows that "We've lost three very important and crucial members of
the team with the target on our backs as colle-
they have to be a better player come fall our team, but are bringing in some freshmen that can really do
giate athletes, and I think that really was a big Jessica Thompson,
than they are right now," he said. "I don't some damage," she said. "Our team is very close to one anoth-
hurdle for us all season and that we struggled women’s hockey forward
think we had that mentality last year at this er, and I think that we all look forward to proving that we are
with that expectation all year," she said.
time." the team to beat in not only the NCHA, but also the nation."
Junior Forward Jessica Thompson said that
Cranston also said that the team that Thompson also agrees that the team is optimistic for next
the team’s effort was not enough to push them past Gustavus.
will skate next season could be better than ever with returning season, and will take experiences from this season to the next.
“Losing the first round NCAA playoffs wasn’t easy,” she
players mixed with new ones. “I feel the team has learned from our faults and can only
said. “The effort was there for our team but we weren’t men-
"I feel good about next year's team, he said. "We have a take those experiences and grow,” she said. “I personally am
tally prepared for the game.”
good mix of returners, along with some really good recruits." extremely excited for next season and can only wish for the
The expectations were not only teamwide, but nationwide
Campbell said that the team next year is optimistic that they best.”
Minnesota Twins come into baseball season with a unique situation
As I am writing this its 70 degrees outside, the sun is shin- count to stay as the hometown hero. 4) Twins starting rotation. The baseball experts on the
ing, the snow has melted away. Spring is in the air, it can 2) Opening day payroll of 2010 vs. major sports Web sites pick the Twins to have a
only mean one thing; yes, baseball season is right around the 2009. One of the biggest reasons Mauer solid starting five in the rotation. Yet I don’t see
corner. Well, technically baseball has stayed a Twin is be- “The team will have to the staff ace in the starting five or the leader of
started up. High schools in the south- cause of the open- prove they are more the group. Everyone will point to Scott Baker
ern states have kicked off their seasons, ing day payroll. being the staff ace and leader for the pitching
colleges across the country are playing Not because the consistent, mature and staff this year, yet he went 15-9 last year with
games usually in the southern climates,
Derek payroll is bigger, durable his year if the an ERA of 4.37. His career numbers are 43-33
and even the MLB has kicked off their Johnson but because who
season. Well, their preseason anyway. they have brought
Twins are supposed to withaan ERA ofto me.These numbersprove itlook
like staff ace He’ll have to
Preseason wraps up this weekend and in to make the pay- be contending for the year , as he is entering his fifth year in the MLB.
the regular season starts on Monday. roll bigger. Free World series.” The other concern from the starting five is last
Teams are preparing game plans and agents Jim Thome year they proved to not be very durable. The
opening day lineups for the start of the and Orlando Hud- team was grabbing pitchers from their AAA and
season. son did not come at a cheap price, and the trade between the AA squads every other week it seemed. The team will have to
One team in this area everyone is talking about is the Min- Twins and Brewers this offseason that involved J.J. Hardy and prove they are more consistent, mature and durable this year if
nesota Twins. Being in Wisconsin, but so close to the Twin Carlos Gomez increases the payroll for the Twins as Hardy’s the Twins are to contend for the World Series.
Cities, everyone is either talking about the Twins or Brew- contract is larger than Gomez’s. Hardy’s salary for 2009 was 5) The rest of the teams in the division. Every year is un-
ers, and each team has their storylines heading into the regular $4,650,000 compared to the salary of Gomez at $437,500. predictable because no one knows how each team will play
season. This week I’ll discuss the top five 3) Joe Nathan’s season-ending injury. This in their own division. We can look on paper right now and
storylines of the Twins and next week I’ll may not seem that big of deal considering Nathan see the Kansas City Royals are a young team still in devel-
touch on the storylines of the Brewers. “On the open mar- is just a closer, but it is. Nathan has 246 career opment mode. They should be better than in years past, but
1) Joe Mauer’s new contract. Wheth-
er Mauer signed an extension or not, his
ket, barring a huge saves over the last six seasons, which is the most no where near title contender. boat Cleveland Indians are in
in the MLB. When it comes down to it, if the same
as the Royals. They saw
contract was going to be the big news this injury, Mauer could the Twins find themselves in a lot of close “Every year is their two best pitchers face each other in
year. If the Twins were not able to sign have seen contract games, this season could fall apart real fast unpredicatiable the World Series last year because they
him before the season, the big talk would without a solid closer. The Twins have three had to trade them away and go into re-
have been whether or not to trade him be- sizes of over 200 mil- solutions. because no one building mode. The Detroit Tigers had
fore the trade deadline in August or wait lion dollars over a 10 The first solution is to go out and find a
and see if we could beat the competitors reliable closer, which doesn’t seem to be on
knows how each onethat the largestthem for was ayear, but
on the open market. Luckily, the home-
year span.” the Twins agenda at the moment. team will play in seat for the playoffs, as the Twins won
town hero signed an eight year, $184 mil- The second solution is to promote from their own divi- the division last year. They will come
lion dollar contract because the team would have lost a huge within. An ideal guy for this case would be Jon Rauch. into this year predicted to finish towards
chunk of their fan base if he were traded. There would have He is the most experienced closer on the team, with 26 sion.” the top, but no one knows their identity.
been no way the Twins would have been able to beat out the career saves. Another option could be Pat Neshek, but The Chicago White Sox faded down the
Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, Dodgers, Mets and Angels in that would be more the down the road as he is coming off an stretch last year. They made a trade for Jake Peavy last year,
the open market for him unless Mauer would have taken the elbow injury that made him miss the last two years. hoping when he came back from his injury, he would go back
hometown discount, which he did. The third solution is closer-by-committee, which is the to his staff ace and Cy Young Award-winning self. The White
On the open market, barring a huge injury, Mauer could route the Twins are going at the moment. I don’t agree with Sox will have to see how big of an impact Peavy can be for
have seen contract sizes of over $200 million dollars over a this solution. If it were up to me, I’d give Rauch the chance this White Sox team who finished under .500 last year.
10 year span. He saw the Twins have made an effort to put a to be the full-time closer for the year as closer-by-committee Derek Johnson is a journalism major. His interests include: playing/watching sports and
championship team on the field and Mauer took a little dis- seems to fail for teams more than help teams. writing music. Derek also spends his time broadcasting sports for WRFW.
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DreamWorks’ latest proves classic for children, adults
From directors Dean DeBlois and de grace, he can’t bring himself to do resonate with children and adults alike.
Chris Sanders (“Lilo and Stitch”), it. He chooses to befriend the beast, But “Dragon” isn’t just about
“How to Train Your Dragon” is an thus starting a journey of discovery that delivering a message. It’s also a
animation triumph. will shake the very thrilling action/adventure story that
Heartfelt, thrilling foundations of Viking overflows with creativity. It features
and visually society. close to a dozen unique dragon designs,
stunning, it’s near- At its core, each one more imaginative than the
perfect family “Dragon” is last.
entertainment. If Brun a film about The visual style of “Dragon” is also
you’re in the mood misunderstandings. quite striking. It takes a different path
for some good, Stoick and the than most other animated films, trading
clean fun this Vikings are all set in high gloss and vivid color for natural
weekend, then this their ways. They kill textures and earth tones. But it’s no less
is the film for you. dragons because they think that dragons dazzling. The animation is delicious
The plot revolves around a group are evil - always have been, always will eye-candy from start to finish. When
of Vikings living in a bleak mountain be. They then pass this ideal on to their viewed in 3D, it’s the most visually
stronghold. King Stoick (voiced by children. “Our parents’ war is about to stunning film since “Avatar.”
Gerard Butler) is as Viking as they become ours,” says America Ferrera as Also, like “Avatar,” the 3D effects are
come - he’s strong, fearless and slayer-in-training Astrid. But Hiccup tasteful and subdued. They rarely feel
ruthlessly adept at slaying dragons. The soon finds that there’s more to the like a gimmick, and serve only to make
only challenge he can’t overcome is dragons than he has been told. the film a more immersive experience.
deciding what to do with his weakling This idea of questioning the status In the debate over the merits of this new
son Hiccup (Jay Baruchel). Scrawny quo is timeless, but it takes on an wave of 3D filmmaking, “Dragon” is an
and awkward, Hiccup is a social immediate significance given the example of the wondrous possibilities
outcast. He dreams of one day killing a cultural conflicts in our world today. It that the technology offers.
dragon and proving his worth, but for makes you stop and think about who we Relevant to viewers of all ages,
now he’s stuck on the sidelines. are and who we want to be. DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your
Hiccup is the ultimate sad sack. He This is just one of the many positive Dragon” is destined to become a family
means well and tries hard, but nothing messages stuffed into this spirited tale. classic. It’s fun, intelligent and simply
seems to go his way. He finally catches Those looking for an hour and a half gorgeous on the big screen. In a word,
a break when he manages to shoot of irreverent slapstick will probably this film is a blast!
down a powerful dragon with one of feel disappointed. Its moral lessons
Michael Brun is a journalism major with a minor in film
his homemade contraptions. However, are occasionally heavy-handed, but studies. Although he is a self-professed gorehound, he
when it comes time to deliver the coup they touch on universal truths that will can also be emotional - he cried like a child at the end of
Gross humor keeps film entertaining
“Hot Tub Time Machine” is one of disgusting and annoying at times. small changes in their past. But they
those films like “Dude Where’s my I found most of the film hilarious and also make big changes by being brave
Car?” and “Bill and Ted’s Excellent entertaining. Crispin Glover was one of enough to do things that they wouldn’t
Adventure,” in my favorite characters, do when they were younger. I thought
the sense that who brought some of it had a pretty good message, although
you can’t expect the funniest moments most of us don’t have the chance to go
much going into in the film without back in time and change things.
it, especially with Natalie even having a starring I enjoyed this film, having completely
a title like that. Conrad role. Clark Duke missed the 80’s, but I’m sure people
It wasn’t bad, did well as the one who grew up in the 80’s would’ve
but then again it serious character in certainly appreciated the references
wasn’t too great the film, trying to keep and flashback. This is a film that
either. If you’re the friends together. definitely most men would enjoy, and
looking for a I especially enjoyed also women with a high-tolerance for
good laugh, it’s certainly worth seeing, Chevy Chase’s small appearance as the gross out humor. It wasn’t amazing and
although there is a bit too much gross- mysterious hot tub I didn’t expect it
out humor for my taste. It’s one of those technician. to be. “Hot Tub
movies that you can respect, because it The movie
“This is a film that defi- Time Machine” is
doesn’t take itself seriously at all, and it was very fun and nitely most men would en- simply meant to be
shouldn’t. colorful as it was joy and also women with a fun and hilarious
It was fun and exciting to watch these a flashback to the and ridiculous trip
outlandish characters embark on an 80’s. The characters a high-tolerance for gross through time. Just
even more outlandish trip through time. struggle to reenact out humor. It wasn’t amaz- sit back, relax, and
Some of the characters and storylines the same things,
within the film were a bit far fetched, good and terrible,
ing and I didn’t expect it let the hot tub take you away!
but that didn’t bring it down too much, that happened to be. ”
as the entire concept of the film is far to them. For the
fetched. I found John Cusack’s love most part, they Natalie Conrad is a junior journalism and marketing com-
interest a little too cheesy, and Rob find that, in general, things would end munications major and French minor. She enjoys running,
Corddry’s character was a bit too up pretty much the same, regardless of
reading, writing, playing guitar, and traveling.
Watch Sportsfan expresses hate
Focus On U Since I usually write the
weekly music reviews, many
How’s the move away from
Manchester United looking
There is simply not a single
human being on the planet
at 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. and of you may not know that
I’m an avid and loyal viewer
who looks better in a suit.
Now, on with the hate.
9:00 p.m. of a number of sports. I am
also a giant hater, ergo the
How’s your sore back
doing? Or was it your foot?
Oh my god, where to
on Channel 19
focus Or your begin? I am so sick of
of this pinkie? hearing about this selfish
column. Honestly, disgrace. “Oh, he’s like a kid
Thus, I lost out there!” What a vomit-
Andy track inducing media whore.
ELECT BOB assembled Phelps of all Despite Peyton Manning
a small of your going out year after year,
performing with class and
proving that he’s the greatest
quarterback to ever play the
most- years ago. game, he gets about 1/10th as
JUDGE despised sports figures-a I can’t even begin to fathom much media coverage as this
Student Voice Player Haters how hard it is to get booed clown. “Favre” might as well
Ball, if you will. This is at the U.S. Open after you be the modern-day synonym
simply a time for irrational, win, but congratulations, you for “interception.” 317 picks
Learn more about Bob and his and hopefully entertaining, pulled it off spectacularly. in over 289 appearances.
venting. Please don’t take You epitomize the word Real A+ work there, Brett.
12 Point Plan of action at: anything I write (too) “fairy,” and if you got in a Try finding any other “elite”
www.ElectLobergJudge.com seriously. Rather embrace
your inner hater. Let the hate
fight with Dinara Safina,
she would probably eat you.
Take your stupid, goofy
quarterback who ever threw
more than 1.1 (.1 added for
Dan Marino) per game. I
Cristiano Ronaldo impressions and go French don’t care if he goes 40-40
“Community service is
Blessed by the heavens kiss a buzzsaw, boxhead. with 900 yards and nine
one sentencing alterna- with ungodly speed, deadly While you’re at it, try touchdowns. He will never
tive that can help save rocketing free-kicks and an doing one of your famous get props from me. If there
some of the $400,000 we arsenal of unprecedented “impersonations” of Roger were any semblance of
are over-budget each and effortless skill moves... Federer and actually win fairness in the universe,
year, housing people in he flails, cries and falls down something important. this loser would fade
more than an infant. Despite On a final note, the fact humiliatingly into retirement,
other county jails be-
being the world’s best -paid that even the Maestro can’t taking his hideous Wrangler
cause our jail is full. We footballer, he spends more ever think of anything nice jeans with him back to his
have no such program time on his back than a to say about you must put ranch, never to be heard
now. It will take hard hooker. Unfortunately, many you in a class of tool all to from again.
work to create one, but Americans hold the gross yourself. Honorable Mention
we can do it - and I will misconception that soccer is Kobe Bryant There is no one I hate
a game for the weak-mostly On second thought, he’s nearly as much as Brett
lead the charge!”
Bob is pictured here with his family (from L to R), son, Jens (23), because they see replays just way too well-dressed to Favre.
daughter, Hanna (25), wife, Spring (Ailport), Bob, and son, Lars (27).
~ Bob Loberg of superstars like him dive appear on this list. Forget his Andy Phelps is an English major with a
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Student Voice 8 FEATURE April 2, 2010
IceCube project sends UWRF students to Antarctica
Kyle Toutloff tion, Antarctica. Finally, Jero ricating sunshades for IceTop
email@example.com would monitor the tank from tanks, deploying IceTop tanks
McMurdo to Punta Arenas, at the South Pole, designing/
In November, two UW- Chile. producing/implementing a
River Falls students, Kyle The Oden is an icebreaker muon trigger to characterize
Jero and Drew Anderson, ship retrofitted to carry out IceTop tanks and simulat-
embarked on a trip to Antarc- scientific expeditions. Due to ing high energy cosmic rays
tica in participation with an its tendency to tilt and sway, to study the IceTop detector
international research coali- meters onboard will monitor performance.
tion group called the IceCube the ships, and thus the tank’s The trip is funded primar-
project. orientation. Other sensors ily by the National Science
Jero and UW-Rock Coun- will measure the barometric Foundation, with private con-
ty student Samantha Jakel pressure, as all of these fac- tributors from both Sweden
departed for Sweden at the tors have an impact on the and Germany, according to
beginning of November to propagation of cosmic rays. the program’s Web site.
help prepare the Russian ice- According to the UWRF “This experience was the
breaker Oden for its trip from IceCube Web site, the purpose most memorable I have ever
Sweden to Uruguay, Jero said of IceCube is to collect infor- had the fortune to participate
prior to mation in, and I know that I will re-
their de- “This experience was the r e - member and talk about it for
parture. gard- the rest of my life.” Jero said.
A n - most memorable I have ing ex- Jero’s blog from the entire
d e r s o n ever had the fortune to par- treme- journey can be found on the
was then ly high UWRF IceCube Web site.
ticipate in, and I know that energy Included are many excerpts
S w e d e n I will remember and talk b u r s t s and pieces of writing from
and left about it for the rest of my of par- Jero throughout the entire pe-
on the ticles riod of traveling. NSF
Oden on life ” called Jero has also been selected above: UWRF students worked with IceCube project at the south pole.
Nov. 20. neutri- to present his abstract “The below: Inside an IceTop tank: The purpse of the IceCube project is to collect informa-
Anderson Kyle Jero nos, or Oden Ice Breaker Calibration tion about energy bursts of cosmic rays.
stayed UWRF Student cosmic Cruise: Extending the IceTop
aboard rays. Array for Solar Study” at the
the Oden These 2010 Posters on the Hill event
for three e n - April 12 in Washington, D.C.
to four weeks as the ship ergy In addition to Jero, UWRF
made its way to Uruguay. bursts can come from the sun physics Professor Jim Mad-
Once the ship arrived in Uru- or major galactic events such sen, Anderson and Jakel will
guay, Jakel took Anderson’s as supernova explosions or be attending. Each partici-
place to travel to Argentina. black holes. pant’s poster contains pages
The Oden then made the trip Information gained from of text, graphs and photo-
to Antarctica and arrived in studying the cosmic rays is graphs that will help with the
February. then applied to theories that student’s oral presentation of
Students have been given help gain a better under- their research to members of
the opportunity to travel on standing of the makeup of Congress. Students will par-
the Oden to help monitor the the universe. This group is a ticipate in an orientation ses-
tank as well as help with op- coalition consisting of over sion as well as field trips to
erations on the ship. The trip 30 educational and research various locations throughout
was to be completed in three institutions, about half are Washington, D.C.
legs with Anderson traveling which based in the U.S.
on the first from Sweden to UWRF contributions to the
To learn more about the IceCube project
Montivideo, Uruguay. Jakel project include: initial Ice-
took over there to accompany Cube detector performance including photos and student blogs visit
the tank to McMurdo Sta- analysis, designing and fab-
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