Campus Debates Student Prince Mystery
October 3, 2008
Volume 118 Issue 2
Informing The Campus Community Since 1894
Ramadan Observed in September
Karyn Anders Amanda Hanning
Staff Writer Sports Editor
Steinke said, “It makes sense permanently. It has not been and our feelings.”
The Heidelberg community to have a staff member that is an decided if there will be a revealing On the ninth month of the The last 10 days of Ramadan
gathered in Seiberling alumnus for the first year, since if of the person inside the costume Islamic lunar calendar, Muslims are celebrated with increased
Gymnasium for a pep rally it was a student it would be out at the end of the year. Several all over the world practice spiritual intensity. These last few
on Friday, Sept. 5. The lights already.” students have stated that they are Ramadan by engaging in self- days are considered to be the most
dimmed, and images of past Others feel that Garvin is eager to meet the “prince.” sacrifice and refocusing their important, specifically the 27th
student princes flashed across hidden underneath the suit The Student Prince has yet attention on God. day of Ramadan. This is when it
a screen. A spotlight revealed because of hints they have picked to have an official name. The This year, Ramadan was believed
the shadow of Heidelberg’s new up by watching this character Office of Communication and fell between Sept. 1 and “It [Ramadan] helps that Allah
costumed mascot. The Student during sporting events. Marketing asked that students fill Sept. 30. Throughout you see how the less revealed the
Prince broke through the screen Heidelberg sophomore out a form to create a name for the the month, the Muslim fortunate feel...” first verses of
and posed for the crowd, showing Christine Jaksetic thinks that Student Prince. community refrained – Moody Al-Turk the Qur’an to
off his shiny new armor, bright ‘Berg senior Matt Ballreich could Forms can be found in that from eating and drinking the prophet
orange cape and his trusty be the man behind the smiling office and must be turned in from sun up until sundown. Muhammad.
sword. mask. Junior Shawn Alkenbrack by Nov. 7. The name will be According to ChristianAnswers. At the end of the 30-day fast
According to Heidelberg’s has speculated that senior Adam announced in January 2009. Net, “Fasting is one of the Five there is day of celebration, called
Web site, The Office of Calabrese could be the one. The new mascot logo appears Pillars of the religion of Islam Eid-ul-Fitr. The beginning of this
Communications and Marketing According to Burkholder, the on the renovated Mayer Field and one of the highest forms of celebration is marked by a trip to
worked with Carnegie Office of Communication and and in Seiberling Gym. The live Islamic worship.” the local mosque for worship and
Communications of Boston, Marketing is planning on finding fighting Student Prince can be A typical day for a Muslim the reciting of the Eid prayer.
an educational marketing students to fill the costume more found at home sporting events. during Ramadan starts with According to About.com,
consultant, to design the new getting up before sunrise and “After the Eid prayer, Muslims
mascot. eating breakfast around 4:30 a.m. usually scatter to visit various
Additional input was collected This early meal is called Sahur. family and friends, give gifts
from students, alumni, faculty Throughout the day Muslims fight and make phone calls to distant
and staff in order to create this the craving for food and water. relatives to give well-wishes for
new mascot and logo. At sundown, the fasting the holiday.”
“The college has never really is over for the day, and most The month of Ramadan is
had a costumed mascot, so this families congregate to eat and celebrated all over the world and
is a big event for Heidelberg,” break the fast together. After even on Heidelberg’s campus.
said Creative Director Audrey dinner Muslims head to their Heidelberg senior Moody Al-
Burkholder. Burkholder said local mosques to offer prayers and Turk has observed and practiced
there have been many students listen to the Taraweeh, which is Ramadan his whole life. The
dressed in a cape that have a member of the congregation month of Ramadan means a lot
attended sporting events, “but reading from the Qur’an. to him. “It helps you see how the
none were fully costumed Ramadan is not merely about less fortunate feel, and it helps to
‘hidden’ characters.” fasting; it is also a time of self- sympathize with their situations,”
Several students have reflection and prayer. According he explained.
speculated who is hidden under to About.com, Muslims take this Fasting during the day affects
the Student Prince disguise. time to “re-evaluate their lives in Al-Turk physically and mentally:
Senior Corie Steinke and junior light of Islamic guidance. We are “When I fast I feel drained, but
Photo by Sam Dailey
Dan Reichert think that it may to make peace with those who I also feel more focused in every
be Jeff Garvin, assistant director have wronged us, strengthen ties way because I’m not concentrated
of admission. Reichert said, with family and friends and do on the things that I usually am.”
“[The new mascot] moves and away with bad habits – essentially Al-Turk doesn’t just fast; he also
acts like Jeff.” to clean up our lives, our thoughts goes home to visit his family.
News Opinion Campus Sports Entertainment
VP Candidates 2 Sacred and Profane 3 Leigh Makay 4 College Football 6 Fall TV 7
Hurricane Ike 2 Running Mates 3 Self-Defense 4 Athletic Director 6 “The Women,” “Twilight” 7, 8
Used Book Sale 2 CLC, Alumna Spotlight 4, 5 Fall Sports Update 6 “The Last Lecture” 8
Security Issues 5 “Into the Woods” 8
Rush Events 5 Si, se puede 8
News The Kilikilik
October 3, 2008
Joe Biden and Sarah Palin Face Off in Vice Presidential Race
Staff Writer 20 years. Together, they have across the nation more and help pay off their loans transportation and infrastructure
Many students are getting three children: Beau, Hunter and In regard to crime control, sooner.” development.”
ready to vote on Nov. 4 for the Ashley. Senator Biden’s Violent Crime Republican vice presidential Prior to Palin’s election as
2008 presidential election. The At the age of 29, Biden was Control and Law Enforcement candidate Palin, 44, was born governor she served two terms on
vote is between Barack Obama elected to represent the state of Act of 1994, also known as the in Idaho but moved to Skagway, the Wasilla City Council and two
and Joe Biden and John McCain Delaware. He has served six terms Biden Crime Bill, put more than Alaska with her parents when terms as the mayor and manager.
and Sarah Palin. as a Delaware Senator. According 100,000 police men and women they relocated to teach in local Palin reduced property tax
Both candidates bring to www.biden.senate.gov/senator, on the streets throughout the schools. levels while increasing services
something new to the presidential he “has earned a reputation for entire United States, according According to McCain’s official and made Wasilla a very business
arena. Obama would be the first working on a bipartisan basis to his Web site. The 2007 “Biden Web site, www.johnmccain. friendly environment.
African-American president. with Republican colleagues and Crime Bill” addresses 21st- com, Palin received a Bachelor The Anchorage Daily News
McCain would be the oldest first brings real results that matter century crime stated that “Palin
term president ever elected, and to Americans … as well as one issues. “Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s campaign is targeting considers herself a
his running mate, Palin, would be of the nation’s most influential Heidelberg born-again conservative
our generation. The things they are proposing to change Christian.
the first female vice president. voices on terrorism, drug policy
Democratic vice presidential and crime.” Jami Carpenter are some of our major concerns.” She supports
candidate Biden, 65, grew up In addition, Biden’s official noted that teaching creationism
in New Castle County, Del. He Web site notes: “He did many Obama and Biden’s campaign of Science degree from the in the public schools, outlawing
graduated from the University things to secure the safety of speaks to her age group: “Barack University of Idaho in 1987. Palin nearly all abortions (even in cases
of Delaware in 1965 and from the Delaware community and Obama and Joe Biden’s campaign is married to Todd Palin and has of rape or incest) and prohibiting
Syracuse University College of protect the environment, such is targeting our generation. The five children. same-sex marriage.”
Law in 1968. Before Biden was as preserving the White Clay things they are proposing to Palin’s official Web site, www. According to CNN Politics,
elected to the Senate, he practiced Creek and miles of the Delaware change are some of our major gov.state.ak.us/bio.html, notes Palin’s view on the Iraq war is
law in Wilmington, Del. coastline. He also put hundreds of concerns, like the health insurance that Palin made history on Dec. “Pray for our military men and
Biden lives in Wilmington and more cops on the streets and he for children and economic issues 4, 2006, when she took office as women who are striving do to what
commutes to Washington, D.C. fought to cover healthcare costs such as the consideration of the first woman and youngest is right. Also for this country, that
when the Senate is in session. for all of the Delaware children.” lowering college tuition rates.” governor of Alaska. It also notes our leaders, our national leaders,
According to Biden’s official After 14 years in office, he Similarly, Lindsey Wiseman, that “[s]ince she took office, are sending them out on a task
Web site, www.biden.senate. wrote and passed the Violence a Heidelberg education major, her top priorities have been that is from God. That’s what
gov/senator, he has been married Against Women Act (VAWA). supports the Democratic resource development, education we have to make sure that we’re
to Dr. Jill Biden, an educator in This program is still caring for, candidates because they “support and workforce development, praying for – that there is a plan,
Delaware schools, for more than training and providing for victims teachers and want to pay them public health and safety and and that plan is God’s plan.”
Hurricane Ike Damages Communities in U.S., Haiti Announcement
Used Book Sale
Staff Writer remnants produced damage hurricanes, although hurricane Pierre’s parents were originally
Out of the seven latest tropical along a 1,200 mile long and up season will not technically be over from Haiti, and he explained that
storms, six of them made landfall to 200 mile wide path across
in the United States.
until Nov. 30 this year.
Most people are hoping that
his family now owns a home in
Haiti in which they “rent extra at Beeghly
Several times this the rest of the storms do not rooms to family friends.” The annual Used Book Sale
hurricane season, damage More than 2,000 people have been make landfall, considering that He said that the people living at Beeghly Library began Oct.
has been reported in many rescued from the waterlogged there is so much time left in the in the house in Haiti experienced 2 and will run through Oct. 16.
areas across the nation and in streets of Galveston which was hurricane season. power outages and loss of The donated and withdrawn
nearby countries as well. one of the hardest hit towns. Although it is easy to assume telephone service. books will be on book trucks
These storms have varied that the effects of these hurricanes Pierre also noted that “getting located near the Circulation
in intensity, but Hurricane Ike are not felt here in Ohio, some food was quite difficult” for these Desk. The cost of the books is
was one of the most destructive Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Heidelberg students have been people because of damage and 50 cents each. All are invited to
recent hurricanes. Ike has been Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, affected by the impact of this debris on the roads. Haitians often leaf through the books to find
blamed for 61 deaths so far. Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, western year’s hurricane season. suffer even more from hurricanes a treasure.
Texas is one of the states Pennsylvania and western and Varden Pierre, a junior from because they tend to live in
that has suffered greatly from central New York state.” Miami, Fla., explained that what Pierre called “makeshift If you or your organization
Hurricane Ike. More than 2,000 Galveston was heavily affected around Miami, there has been homes that they put together has an announcement you would
people have been rescued from the by Hurricane Ike, and abcnews. some flooding and wind damage themselves.” like to submit for publication in
waterlogged streets of Galveston, com reported that “Galveston from recent hurricanes. American citizens are hopeful The Kilikilik, e-mail rrowland@
which was one of the hardest hit remains dangerous” even though Even though the storms have that the hurricane season will go heidelberg.edu. The next issue will
towns. Ike passed through weeks ago. affected Florida, Pierre said that a little easier and give the United be published Oct. 24; deadline is
According to weather.com, Meteorologists speculate that the home his family owns in Haiti States as well as other global Oct. 13.
“The wind from Ike and its there will be a slight break from was especially hard hit. communities a break.
Opinion The Kilikilik
October 3, 2008
The Sacred and the Profane: Alternative Spring Break in New Orleans
from a youth conference (my participant in many of these trips, “alternative” spring break because The group will sleep on the
freshman year) in New Orleans I continue to witness the sacred. we will not be spending our nights floor of Aurora United Methodist
was a glass from a “hurricane” Students, retirees and workers in the French Quarter; we will be Church. On Sunday, we’ll attend
drink I purchased at Pat taking vacations spend a week or spending our days doing house worship services and then head
O’Briens (an establishment in the more mudding out or rebuilding, construction as a gift of service. to the French Quarter. Monday
French Quarter). Don’t ask any and they see something that is We will depart on Saturday, through Thursday we will work
questions. life-changing. Some during the day and
Hurricanes come in all shapes come back and take a Students, retirees and workers taking vacations share in some service-
and sizes, and they leave a lot new path in their life spend a week or more mudding out or rebuilding, learning groups at
of destruction behind. They are journey because of and they see something that is life-changing. night. Friday and
a part of our everyday life as we some insight gained. Saturday will be for
Director of Campus Ministry witness them year after year. They How would you like return travel. There
We are in the midst of are a part of the profane. to spend one of your two weeks of Feb. 28 at 5 a.m. and return will be a spiritual aspect included
hurricane season. We just And, yet, people are still spring break helping repair homes sometime on Saturday, March 7. in the trip.
witnessed the devastation in flooding Louisiana, Texas, damaged from hurricanes? It’s an Our group will include students If you are interested in an
Texas, and there are other storms Mississippi, Florida and other opportunity that awaits you and from Heidelberg, the University alternative next spring, contact me
at sea. New Orleans is one of our coastal states to assist in hurricane other Heidelberg students. of Findlay and some church folks by e-mail at pstark@heidelberg.
first thoughts. recovery. I think this is part of Alternative Spring Break will from the area. The cost is only edu. You might just experience
One of the souvenirs I kept the everyday, too. And, as a be a trip to New Orleans. It’s an $150 plus money for road food. the sacred…
Obama’s and McCain’s Running Mates Spur Coverage, Controversy
Staff Writer inexperience and inability to to her Republican audience by
elections to discover what was so War has convinced many
After months of campaigning lead the country. Many also special about her. Americans that being a POW may setting his supposed beliefs and
there comes a day when the acknowledged that in picking Palin offers reassurance of or may not have any correlation proposed actions against the better
dynamics of a presidential race the widely experienced Biden, party connections to conservative to being able to lead the country. judgment of her party: “Victory is
must change. This day arrives Obama had potentially steered values. This is not an issue, but she has finally in sight, and he wants to
with the announcements of the away any doubts regarding his As governor of Alaska for two successfully made it one. forfeit. Terrorist states are seeking
candidates’ running mates in the abilities. Obama’s choice in Biden years and mayor of an Alaskan Her announcement as nuclear weapons without delay;
current stampede to the White was an effort to bring someone to town of about 6,300 residents McCain’s running mate also he wants to meet them without
House. his campaign with the experience for four years, Palin doesn’t marked the point when his preconditions. Al Qaeda terrorists
As expected, the long- bring much to the campaign suddenly became one still plot to inflict catastrophic
anticipated arrival of two table in terms of viable of “change” – the basis of Obama’s harm on America ... he’s worried
newcomers to two long- [T]he long-anticipated arrival of experience. campaign from the beginning. that someone won’t read them
running campaigns spurred two newcomers to two long-running McCain’s campaign Not only has Palin helped in their rights?” This presents to the
comprehensive media coverage campaigns spurred comprehensive workers have milked solidly separating the parties, informed American that Obama
and intense criticism from media coverage and intense criticism what they could to she has exposed one of the major realizes that the world has an
skeptics and opponents, as well from skeptics and opponents... present her as a reformer differences between them that opinion too.
as praise from supporters. and implementer of will affect foreign policy decisions The Democratic Party,
These choices have changed change, but most of once one of the candidates takes with Obama at its forefront, is
the minds of many voters and credentials that he lacks due to his her “reforms” were simply high- office in January 2009. This realizing that the United States of
have revealed new aspects of this relative youth. priced, superfluous projects that difference lies in the parties’ views America is a part of a much larger
presidential race unseen until The choice of Alaskan failed. of America in juxtaposition with community known as the world.
recently. Governor Sarah Palin as John Instead of bringing experience the rest of the world, and should While conservative Repub-
The choice of Senator Joe McCain’s vice presidential and reform to McCain’s campaign, be a vital issue in voters’ minds licans still aim to prove to the
Biden by Democratic hopeful nominee, however, has stirred a she has been a representative of come November. world that this country is powerful,
Barack Obama was questioned very different set of questions. A conservative American values. In her speech to the crowd others are willing to accept that
by many who were concerned newcomer to contiguous politics Through her speeches, Palin has at the Republican National bringing about a victory for the
that the move would not succeed and self-proclaimed Washington aided the McCain campaign Convention, Palin laid out these United States is not always the
in uniting a party largely divided outsider, Palin was virtually by creating a wall of rhetoric differences very clearly. In her best plan of action when the lives
by the still-lingering presence of unknown to the American public defining party lines regarding criticism of Obama’s lack of use of of those enduring the conflict are
Hillary Clinton. and the world prior to the Aug. 29 non-issue matters like patriotism, the word “victory” when talking considered.
Many questioned Biden’s announcement. religion, courage and conservative about America’s current wars in Republican pride must take a
support of Obama, remembering Americans of all political vs. liberal values. Iraq and Afghanistan, she implied backseat to logic and allow the
Biden’s commentary during his persuasions searched for her name, Her endless referencing of that victory is vital in the minds world its valuable and necessary
own run for the Democratic going on an information quest of McCain’s status as a prisoner of of Republicans. input to create a more peaceful
nomination regarding Obama’s an uncommon level to large-scale war (POW) during the Vietnam She also discredited Obama global community.
Campus The Kilikilik
October 3, 2008
Increased Security Measures on Campus Welcoming Dr. Makay
Kelly Anderson Jessica McDonough
The blue lights that appeared at better informed if there are any Staff Writer During the fall semester,
Heidelberg Junior Tera Cox the end of last year are now ready emergencies around campus and Dr. Leigh Makay is a new Makay is teaching Oral
said, “I don’t know a thing [about to be used. the Tiffin area. communication professor here at Communication, Small Group
security], so I went out and bought Concerns were voiced by Many students at Heidelberg Heidelberg. Communication and Persuasion.
pepper spray.” students who frequently enter noticed that the freshman and Makay received a Bachelor of Makay loves her time at
new students had a different I.D. Science in psychology and a minor Heidelberg. She was expecting
card. It was soon learned that in sociology from the University the Berg to be similar to many
there would be a new system in of Central Arkansas. other small private schools.
place. She “Small classes and student interaction “ Eac h
This new process is a card received are what I believe teaching is all about.” campus,
swiping system that students h e r however,
will use to gain access to their Masters h a s
residence halls. It will only be in training and development a culture, and the culture at
used on the outside doors, and from Wright State University Heidelberg is one of deep
residents will still need a key to and her Ph.D. in interpersonal commitment to students on the
open their own rooms. communication from The Ohio part of the faculty and lasting
Residents can use the cards to State University where she was friendships among the students,”
access other residence halls but inducted into Phi Kappa Phi. Makay said.
only for certain hours of the day. Before coming to Heidelberg, What she likes best is what her
Security panel members at the campus forum on Sept. 11 (Photo by Sam Dailey) With this system, campus she taught at Capital University students are giving her outside
security can monitor who goes for three years and was a Series 7 of the classroom: “Small classes
While a campus forum was Brenneman Music Hall that into the buildings at which times, licensed financial adviser for the and student interaction are what I
held Sept. 11, there are still there isn’t adequate lighting or a and if there has been a problem wire house UBS for four years. believe teaching is all about.”
students who don’t know the latest blue light. Director of Security in a building they will then have
precautions security has taken.
Heidelberg has decided to step
Julie George said while there are
not plans for any new blue lights,
a general idea of who might
be involved or who to ask for
The Kilikilik Staff
up the security around campus, security will be looking at the information. Heidelberg’s student newspaper, The Kilikilik, is located on the third floor of
Founders Hall. Information about upcoming events, story ideas and letters to
especially after the recent assaults Brenneman area. If anyone has any questions the editor are always encouraged and may be submitted to the Editor in Chief.
around the area. Along with the blue lights or concerns they can visit the Accepted submissions will be published in the next available issue. You can read
Some of the measures there is the new mass notification faculty and staff on the third floor The Kilikilik online at www.heidelberg.edu/studentlife/studentactivities/studen-
completed are blue light phones system, Send-Word-Now, which of Heidelberg’s Campus Center torganizations/kilikilik
located around campus and better the college is hoping to use to or get in contact with any of the
Editor in Chief
lighting in other areas. keep students, faculty and staff security personnel. Rebekah Rowland firstname.lastname@example.org
CLC Spotlight: The BINGO House Ben Jones
a n d News Editor
The BINGO house is not a follow: Kelly Anderson email@example.com
special acronym, but the work “We the
these men do is special. The men of the Opinion Editor
residents of the BINGO house BINGO John Heckathorn firstname.lastname@example.org
visit Autumnwood Care Center, a h o u s e Campus Editor
facility located in Tiffin that helps strive to Chelsea Nupp email@example.com
elderly individuals with chronic enrich the
diseases or those recovering from lives of Sports Editor
injury and illness. those who Mandy Hanning firstname.lastname@example.org
Each Saturday, Shawn Alken- e n r i c h e d L to R; Tyler Oda, Jason Endres, Shawn Alkenbrack and Dennis LoConti (Photo
brack, Jason Endres, Kevin ours. To careby Casandra Klebowski) Photography/Entertainment Editor
a better program for the elderly Sam Dailey email@example.com
Endres, Greg King, Dennis for the elderly citizens of Tiffin, and to also grow as a group while
LoConti, Tyler Oda and Chris Ohio who reside in this facility.” caring for others. Faculty Adviser
Reece help the elderly residents LoConti said, “The service With their helpful attitudes Dr. Julie O’Reilly firstname.lastname@example.org
play bingo and take time to is rewarding for us because it is and willingness to serve, these
converse with them. our way to give back to the Tiffin men are showing Heidelberg The editing staff reserves the right to edit all submissions for potentially libelous
The men take this service Community.” These men have campus how to pay it forward and statements and will print submissions based upon the staff’s discretion. Letters
to the editor reflect the opinions of the individuals who wrote them. They do not
seriously and even have a mission even set some goals for the new help those who were once there to necessarily reflect the views of The Kilikilik staff or of Heidelberg’s faculty, staff
statement that they have created school year, such as providing help us. and/or administration.
Campus The Kilikilik
October 3, 2008
An Alumna Update with Kelly Davis Greek Life Brings Rush
Rebekah Rowland Sylvia Miesks
Editor in Chief Program Specialist at a refugee Staff Writer
The Oakwood, Ohio, native genfelder is willing to answer any
Many faculty members at said, “It turns out it really is who resettlement agency in Chicago. Greek Life begins again at further questions.
Heidelberg boast about their you know and not what you know; “What I have valued most in Heidelberg. Four fraternities and President of The Philalethean
successful graduates. Kelly Davis so you should try to network my life since my years at the Berg four societies are in search of new Society, Lindsey Wiseman, can
is a name that can often be heard. as much as possible through was the year spent in Chicago members. be contacted for additional infor-
Davis, a 2006 graduate, made professional organizations and working in refugee resettlement. On Sept. 25 at 8 p.m., Heidel- mation. The Phi’s first event is on
a name for herself at the Berg start a rolodex.” The women there taught me berg students were invited to visit Oct.14 at 8 p.m. in Hoernemann
through her active involvement. what it meant to be empowered. Great Hall to get general infor- to “Create a Bagel.”
She participated in orchestra, They gave me the gift of mation about Greek Life and the Delta Sigma Chi’s first Rush
symphonic band, the Euglossian understanding. I wish that while different greek groups on cam- event is called “Delight” and takes
Society, the Honors program, Phi I was at Heidelberg I could have pus. place in Hoernemann on Oct. 13
Alpha Theta, Psi Chi, heterodoxy really known what that meant,” Women’s Rush events begin at 7:30 p.m.
and the Heidelberg Honor Society. said Davis. on Oct. 8 and end on Nov. 23, For further information con-
She majored in psychology and As a graduate student, she whereas the men’s Rush events tact Delt President Samantha
completed a minor in history. balances a weekly schedule of 10 take place between Oct. 1 and Schaffner.
Needless to say, Davis kept busy internship hours, nine hours of Jan. 10. The fraternities have not sched-
while on campus. class, two hours of research and “Kappa Psi Omega is the larg- uled their official Rush events.
Since being away from nine hours of teacher assistant est and also the youngest [society] For further information on
Heidelberg, Davis has missed her work. on campus. It was founded in Sigma Tau Nu, contact President
sorority sisters and her professors. Davis suggested, “Enjoy life 1968,” said active member Erika Moody Al-Turk.
She noted that she could not be before you have to grow up. Sisson. Kappa Psi Omega is plan- The fraternity Alpha Phi Tau
where she is today without the Meet as many new people and ning its first event, “Glow in the has yet to schedule its Rush events
help of Dr. Julie O’Reilly, Dr. Currently the Berg graduate experience as many things as Dark Kickball” on Oct. 22 at 8 for the year. Please contact their
Traci Stark, Dr. Bonnie Fors and is a second year graduate student you can while you are in school. p.m. in Sieberling. president David Glover with
Dr. Ester Strahan. majoring in community social Once you get a full time job you For further information, con- questions.
Davis acredits her additional psychology at the University of won’t have the time or money tact Kappa Psi Omega President For further information con-
successes to her sense of humor, Massachusetts. to go backpacking in Europe. I Keri Kovacsiss. cerning the Excelsiors, the oldest
optimism, work ethic and the Before attending graduate particularly recommend going to The Euglossian Society is hav- fraternity, contact Ken Krempel.
ability to get to know different school, she spent a year working Florence and watching the sun set ing its Rush Events in the Euglos- Dan Reichert, president of Rho
types of people. as a Women’s Empowerment over the city.” sian Hall, which is on the third Eta Delta, said that the Rho’s are
floor in France Hall. They open having their annual “Hot Dog
Women Learn Strategies to Fight Back
Rush with “Name That Tune” on Festival,” but the date is not sch-
Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. The Euglossian euled yet. Contact Reichert with
Society President Joanna Lin- questions.
When most people think of Velasquez told his karate students
On Monday, Sept. 8,
Professor of Physics, Dr. Steven
self-defense they think of all the
physical actions of fighting back.
about Wettrich being beat up by a
bunch of girls.
Velasquez a self -defense class in In the class Velasquez stressed Wettrich responded, “Not a
France Great Hall. that the most important weapon bunch of girls, a pack of wolves.”
The class taught women how people have is their mind and The second self-defense
to break holds and get away from wits. class, held on Monday Sept. 15,
a situation in which they were By remembering to think went further into self-defense
grabbed. and not just react, people being techniques; students learned
Those that attended learned attacked can have an advantage, holds and attacks to enable them
various hits and kicks generally as their thoughts are clear. to escape, even when forced off
aimed at one of the G.E.N.T.S. After practicing various their feet.
areas: groin, eyes and ears, nose, techniques for the majority of There are many different
throat and shins. class, students then got to put it all classes for self-defense, and the
Each is a body part that together as Velasquez’s assistant, most notable of them is taught
can yield a lot of damage while Will Wettrich, attacked each one through the Rape Aggression
stunning the attacker so that the of them individually. Defense (R.A.D) system.
person being attacked can get To ensure that he wasn’t hurt According to the R.A.D. Web
away. Wettrich wore protective gear. site, their instructional objective
“I liked it,” said junior Tera Each student of the class was is “to develop and enhance the
Cox on the self-defense class. “I given 30 seconds to get away from options of self-defense, so they On Friday, Sept. 26, Heidelberg held its annual Christi Thomas Memorial Lemonade
learned that I’m not as powerless him. may become viable considerations Stand to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Education majors annually plan
the lemonade stand. (Photo by Sam Dailey)
as I thought.” The day after the class to the woman who is attacked.”
Sports The Kilikilik
October 3, 2008
College Football Preview Palm Steps Up as Athletic Director
Sports Editor the help of the Student Athletic
Josh Hohman the team wins rather then his
Staff Writer season, UND put up wins individual achievements. Advisory Committee and the
In the round of polls released over San Diego State and Palm has a reputation for athletic staff, the program took
on Sept. 15, The Ohio State the University of Michigan success not only on Heidelberg’s off and renewed excitement in
University Buckeyes (OSU) Wolverines. campus but throughout the Heidelberg athletics.
took a dive in the rankings. The Like Notre Dame, Michigan OAC. As Heidelberg’s athletic Palm commented, “I would
Bucks fell from number five to is in a rebuilding season. The director he is striving to carry this like to continue the momentum
13th in ESPN power rankings Fighting Irish had little trouble excellence through all aspects of and enthusiasm from last year.”
and the AP Poll. OSU now picking up a 35-17 victory over the department. Palm has a lot of experience in
holds 14th in the USA Today the Wolverines. The Irish may Palm stated, “I would like this athletics. When he first arrived at
poll and 16th in the ESPNU have had a disadvantage as they department to set expectations Heidelberg, along with coaching
Fan Poll. were suffering a substantial This summer Heidelberg’s of what it means to be a student baseball, he was also the assistant
The Buckeyes took a dive injury. head baseball coach, Matt Palm, athlete at Heidelberg.” basketball coach, and he has
following a blowout from According to ESPN.com, stepped up to the plate to become Palm is urging teams to been in charge of Heidelberg’s
number one team, the University UND player Charlie Weis the new athletic director. emphasize the order of student intramural program.
of Southern California Trojans “was injured with 3:30 left in Palm has made a career for athlete by letting the athletes Throughout Palm’s college
(USC). This game marks the second quarter with the himself by striving for excellence know that being a student comes career he was very involved in
another devastating loss for Irish leading 28-17. Weis was in his coaching. According to first and getting good grades is athletics. He completed his
OSU. standing at the 50 yard line Heidelberg’s Web site, “The Berg important. He also would like bachelor’s degree at the college of
In the past two seasons, the looking to his right on a punt has posted a 20-win season every to see the athletic teams be more Wooster, where he played baseball
Southeastern Conference (SEC) when Notre Dame defensive year since 2000, including three involved on campus and in the all four years. After his time at
powerhouses have handled end John Ryan, who is 6-5, 264 30-win campaigns. Heidelberg city of Tiffin by participating in Wooster he attended Georgia
OSU. The University of Florida pounds, was knocked out of has made nine appearances in the community service events. State University in Atlanta to
and Louisiana State University bounds by a Michigan blocker Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Last year the athletic work toward his master’s degree.
took games to win the Bowl and crashed into Weis. Weis Tournament with eight coming department took a big step in During his time at GSU he
Championship Series National collapsed and his left knee bent with Palm’s direction, including getting students more involved by was assistant baseball coach at
Championship. awkwardly.” five-consecutive.” starting the Berg Pride program. Emory University. He also spent
The latest loss to USC was ESPN reported that surgery Despite being named OAC Former men’s basketball coach one year as an assistant baseball
sealed when Rey Maualuga is not needed on Weis’s torn Coach of the Year multiple times, and then athletic director Duane coach at Indiana University before
intercepted Todd Boeckman’s medial collateral ligament, Palm prides himself more on Sheldon started Berg Pride; with heading to Heidelberg.
pass and rumbled 48 yards for noting it has to “tighten up” on
a touchdown, which gave the its own.
Trojans a 21-3 lead with 2:49
left in the first half.
It was said that he could need
surgery on his anterior cruciate
ligament, but he would wait
Heidelberg Fall Sports Update
From that point on, OSU Bethany Alter
played like a team that had at least until Notre Dame’s off Staff Writer
Player (OAC) of the Week. Heidelberg sophomore Cory
lost its will to win. Trojan week in mid-October or until Fall sports are well on their Upcoming volleyball matches Buhrman has been nominated as
quarterback Mark Sanchez after the season if he chooses to way here at the Berg. include Oct. 4 at Muskingum an OAC Player of the Week.
finished the 17-28 win with 172 have surgery. The men’s football team is College, Oct. 7 at Ohio Northern Upcoming games for the
yards and four touchdowns. College football’s Cinderella trying to change history. With a University, Oct. 11 at home men include Oct. 4 at Marietta
The Buckeyes’ loss enabled story, the University of South 1-1 record, players are off to an against Case Western Reserve College, Oct. 8 at home against
the Crimson Tide of the Florida Bulls (USF), continue even start, with time to expand University and Wilmington Baldwin-Wallace College and
University of Alabama to crack their climb in the AP Poll, on their win column. College and Oct. 14 at Baldwin- Oct. 11 at Wilmington College.
the AP Top Ten for the first moving up to number 12. They began their season with Wallace College. The women’s soccer team has
time this season. Alabama, They have clenched major a 62-27 victory over Westminster Volleyball head coach Jason tied two games after overtime:
coached by Nick Sabin, has had wins as well as a near miss College. Their next game, however, Miller said, “The more we play the one against Geneva College and
little trouble so far this season. versus the University of Kansas didn’t prove as successful, with a more experienced we become.” one against Oberlin College.
They faced off against the Jayhawks. 38-17 loss to Capital. The men’s and women’s soccer Heidelberg sophomore Carolyn
Razorbacks of Arkansas on The Bulls took on Florida The team plays at home on teams have been giving the newly Gross has been nominated as an
Sept. 20 and the Georgia International University (FIU) Oct. 4 against Otterbein and re-constructed Mayer Field a OAC Player of the Week.
Bulldogs on Sept. 27. on Sept. 20 and North Carolina again at home on Oct. 11 against workout. The men have a 2-5-1 Upcoming games for the
The Fighting Irish of the State on Sept. 27. FIU has Ohio Northern University. record, while the women have a women include Oct. 7 at Baldwin-
University of Notre Dame had a rough start, scoring just The Student Prince volleyball 4-2-2 record. Wallace College, Oct. 11 at home
(UND) looks to be bouncing 10 points in two games. USF team has started off strong with a Two games for the men have against Wilmington College
back from a dismal year that won the only previous meeting total record of 15-3. gone into overtime so far this and Oct. 15 at John Carroll
left them with one of the worst between the teams, 21-20, in Berg sophomore Brittany year; the men won 4-3 against University.
seasons in school history. This 2006. Donelan has been nominated as Allegheny College and tied Siena The men’s and women’s cross
an Ohio Athletic Conference Heights 2-2. See FALL SPORTS, p. 7
September 7, 2007
Previewing the Fall Television Lineup: New Shows to Watch For
cStaff Writer with a lot of unfinished story lines to the network starring Simon “America’s Toughest Jobs” Jay Mohr, as Gary Brooks, a
e Whether it is the aftermath of about the future of the characters’ Barker. Barker plays Patrick Jane, is a reality show that gives 13 divorced dad with two kids who is
kMeredith Grey finally showing relationships.” a questionable psychic who now contestants chances to trade their beginning again with his co-star
nthe grand gesture to Derek The new dramas on the works for the California Bureau comfortable careers with some of Jaime King.
Sheppard on “Grey’s Anatomy,” schedule are ABC’s “Life On of Investigation. the most hazardous jobs, with the “The Ex List” stars Elizabeth
dBetty having to decide between Mars,” CBS’s “The Mentalist” “My Own Worst Enemy” stars hope of winning the prize of more Reaser in a fun, upbeat comedy
mGio and Henry on “Ugly Betty” and “Eleventh Hour,” NBC’s “My Christian Slater as Henry Spivey than $250,000. as she tries to find a husband
or Ted’s near death experience Own Worst Enemy” and FOX’s and Edward “Hole in the within the year due to a psychic’s
non “How I Met Your Mother,” “Fringe.” Albright. In this “There are 102 new shows Wall” allows a reading.
ttelevision addicts have a lot to “Life on Mars” stars Jason drama, Slater on all television networks contestant to “Kath & Kim” stars Molly
glook forward to as the new fall O’Mara as a present-day New plays the same this season with many win a possible Shannon and Selma Blair as they
tseason airs. York detective that has an character with past series returning.” $25,000. The portray a dysfunctional family
s This fall between ABC, NBC, accident and wakes up in 1973. two different task is to jump with ex husbands and their own
sCBS and FOX there are several O’Mara, playing Sam Tyler, is on persona l it ies through life- lives coming together as Kim
new shows to watch. According the lookout for bad guys during with the personalities now size cutouts in a huge Styrofoam (Blair) moves back in with mother
eto TV Guide’s “Fall Preview” the pre-DNA stage and finding a learning about each other and wall; however, the twists make character Kath (Shannon).
nissue, there are 102 new shows on way back to 2008. each fighting to take supremacy the show humorous. “Do Not Disturb” stars a whole
sall television networks this season “Fringe,” starring Joshua in the body. CBS is premiering three new cast of characters as the show
fwith many past series returning. Jackson, Anna Torv and John New reality and game shows sitcoms, “Worst Week,” “Gary takes place at a hip hotel called
l Heidelberg students Brittany Noble, takes a crew of cast this fall are ABC’s “Opportunity Unmarried” and “The Ex List,” the Inn. The cast of hotel workers
tDonelan and Beth Morelli are members to decide what happened Knocks,” NBC’s “America’s while NBC is adding “Kath & provides comedy of all sorts for
alooking forward to the return of in freaky cases that could tie into Toughest Jobs” and FOX’s “Hole Kim” and FOX adds “Do Not the viewers; at least that is the
otwo drama series. Donelan stated, a larger conspiracy in the end. in the Wall.” Disturb.” hope from the FOX producers.
“I am looking forward to the “Eleventh Hour” stars Rufus “Opportunity Knocks,” created “Worst Week” stars Kyle With all the new shows and
ereturn of FOX’s ‘House’ because Sewell in a scientific twist to by Ashton Kutcher, knocks on Bornheimer as Sam Briggs, a returning favorites, the fall
the provides comic relief to hard the crime-drama. Sewell plays unsuspecting families’ doors then guy who is trying desperately to schedule looks promising as
tsituations.” Dr. Jacob Hood, a mysterious assembles a set in the family’s impress his future in-laws but gets long as there are not too many
l Morelli commented that government biophysicist, in the backyard. The members of the no breaks throughout the series time conflicts. Most of the four
eABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” is the exciting new adventure. family are quizzed on how well but will hopefully fill the audience networks now post the shows
one she is anticipating most “The Mentalist,” another new they know each other and their with laughs. online to be watched by viewers at
because “it was left last season intriguing crime-drama, comes habits. “Gary Unmarried” stars a more convenient time.
Fall Sports Continued from page 6 Movie Review: Watching “The Women”
country teams are also off to a Berg senior Tabitha Grim is Staff Writer Once Mary finds out what important to her.
great start. one of the team’s most valuable Friends are supposed to be is happening, she must listen to The mistress role, however,
The men came in first of players. “Tabitha has not let up in there for each other and help one her friends, mother and herself seemed to be underplayed by Eva
nine teams at the Broughton practice since the season began,” another through problems. This in order to decide what to do, Mendes. In addition, some of the
Invitational. he explained. is the case in the new movie “The with many realistic and funny characters’ parts are too catty at
Devin Butcher, a junior at The men’s and women’s golf Women” about four friends. interruptions along the way. times, but overall well-balanced.
Heidelberg, has been nominated teams have also been doing very This movie is based on a true This movie is actually a “The Women” is the first
as an OAC Player of the Week. well. story. When Sylvia, played by remake of a 1939 film. The movie to feature an all-female
“He has shown that he is a great The men have come in seventh Annette Benning, finds out that original movie, created by George cast, and the women did an
leader,” said Men’s Cross Country of nine teams at the Kisor Fall the husband of best friend Mary, Cukor, was remade by writer outstanding job of holding their
Head Coach Keith Roberts. Invite and third of eight teams at played by Meg Ryan, is having Diane English. According to own in the movie and proving
Upcoming meets for the men the Manchester Fall Invite. an affair, she is unsure how to Entertainmentweekly.com, the that they could make a movie
include Oct. 3 at the Notre Dame The women have come in fifth react. She decides to tell the remake has been in the works without men. This was a unique
Invite and Oct. 10 at the All- of nine teams at the Lady Yellow other two friends about what has for several years, and “[t]he new movie about four friends and
Ohio Championships. Jacket Invite and 10th of 13 teams happened. version is less catty.” what their friendship means to
The women came in seventh at the Ohio Northern Fall Invite. Edie, the always pregnant The movie gives characters them.
of 10 teams at the Broughton Upcoming events for the men friend, is played by Debra great meaning to the four friends’ The movie landed a spot in
Invitational. include Oct. 6 at the Match Play Messing, and Alex, the lesbian true friendship. It portrayed the top five for the weekend
Upcoming meets for the Event held at the Mohawk Golf friend, is played by Jada Pinkett situations in which women make when it was released on Sept. 12.
women include Oct. 3 at the Course in Tiffin. Smith. The friends decide to take hard decisions that affect others. It is very comical, but I would
Notre Dame Invite and Oct. 10 at Upcoming events for the it upon themselves to find out For example, Sylvia is forced to recommend that women go with
the All-Ohio Championships. women include Oct. 4 at the who the mystery woman is and choose between her best friend girlfriends because it falls into
Women’s Cross Country Head Otterbein Fall Tournament in then tell Mary. Mary and a job that is very the “chick flick” category.
Coach Roberts commented that Westerville, Ohio.
October 3, 2008
Approaching “Twilight” “Into the Woods” Presents “Happily
As Nov. 21, 2008, grows
Edward does not seem to
be like the other students at
Ever After, in a Realistic Sense”
nearer and nearer, it is beginning Forks High School. There is Staff Writer story as “happily ever after, in a been working hard, perfecting
to feel like Harry Potter mania something about him that draws Ladies and gentlemen, come realistic sense.” and learning about their roles.
is striking again. Except for Bella in. It isn’t long before she one come all. It’s time for the The playwright Stephen Heidelberg Senior Chelsea Nupp,
one thing: the mania isn’t over discovers what that is. Edward is Heidelberg musical, “Into The Sondheim sought to edify that who plays Rapunzel, said, “I
the boy wizard, but instead a a vampire. Woods.” not all fairytales have a happy think that the show is going to
simple human girl, a vampire, But, unlike most vampires, Performances will be Oct. ending. In fact, there are no happy be amazing. The entire cast is
a werewolf and a romance that Edward and his family don’t 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 12 at endings. He used the woods as a so talented and that adds to the
feels like a modern Romeo and drink human blood; they’re 2 p.m. symbol of self- awareness. impact of the show. Although
Juliet. “vegetarians” and drink animal This play is an imaginative Each character is sent on a it is a lot of work and time
For those who don’t know blood instead. musical that combines several of strange mission through the dark consuming, the end result will
already, the movie “Twilight,” We also meet Jacob Black, The Brother Grimm’s fairytales. forest in order to make or break be worth it. We’ve all given so
based on Stephenie Meyer’s who lives on the Quileute The plot weaves the fairytales a spell or two. In their journeys, much to the performance, and
2005 bestseller, hits theaters reservation. He becomes a good together with humor and the each will face what ails them it will hopefully show in the
on Nov. 21. The movie features friend to Bella, although, as ever so delightfully morbid scenes most, whether it be a broken performances.” She also said that
Kristen Stewart as Bella, Robert readers find out in later novels, Disney usually leaves out. marriage, unrequited passion, the music has been hard to learn,
Pattinson as Edward and Taylor he isn’t exactly a normal human Gary Gondek, who plays moral corruption or death. but she feels the cast is doing a
Lautner as Jacob. either. Cinderella’s prince, described the The cast this semester has great job with it.
The craze is growing as the The vampire and human
saga and the upcoming movie romance seems reminiscent of
Sí, se puede
entrance more people. “Twilight” Romeo and Juliet, and just like
was Stephenie Meyer’s first that pair of star-crossed lovers,
novel, and it was a nearly instant Bella and Edward have many
success. According to the sleeve challenges to face. One of these
on her third novel, “Eclipse,” is the fact that he continually There are times when one’s soul Power is rooted in my hands Tear the blindfold from
Publishers Weekly chose her as has to fight the urge to drink is so deeply stirred I am capable of changing your eyes
one of the “most promising new her blood, since it is the greatest One is able to look deep within the world Spit the gag from your mouth
authors of 2005.” thing he has ever smelled. And realize that it’s not over yet My life and nation at a You must realize the power
The novel saga follows a It is compounded more when But just begun crossroads, In your voice
teenage girl named Bella Swan vampires who do drink human I will not fail this time
who has just moved from living blood arrive and are instantly The time for change is now! For I am a competitor, incapable Now is the time
with her mom in Arizona to attracted by the thought of Foolish distractions will be of of failure We must stand together
living with her father in the hunting down a human girl who no influence Strong, united, and proud
small town of Forks, Wash. seems to be under the protection Minute motives no sway Look to the sky and shout! And shout for change, that
Bella hates the weather in Forks, of vampires. To the ultimate truth Break free from the choke hold “Yes, We Can.”
as it is usually always cloudy For more on Stephenie Meyer This mundane routine
and rainy. But then she meets or her “Twilight Saga,” access is strangling us all
Edward Cullen. www.stepheniemeyer.com.
Book Review: “The Last Lecture” Inspires, Pulls at Your Heart
day, carrying on about how unfair His father “encouraged creativi- remind everyone that it is impor- you old habits and comforts.
Imagine for a moment that life is? Would you run around ty just by smiling at you.” Those tant to reach for those dreams just Doing that will only get you the
you are a man or woman in your crazy, denying the truth and pre- ideas and more are found in his as you reached for the stars on a same things you already have.
30s. You have a wonderful spouse, tending it’s all a lie? Or would book “The Last Lecture.” dark night when you were grow- You have to take risks to reap the
three young kids and a job you you have the foresight to create “The Last Lecture” by Ran- ing up. big rewards.
love. Essentially you have every- something, anything that would dy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow is You may never get your fingers The conversational tone of the
thing you could hope for. remind the world that you were about remembering the dreams wrapped around them, but the book makes it an easy read, and it
Suddenly you learn that you here? and aspirations you had as a child adventure is in trying to get there. readily fits into any weekend.
are going to die. Not in the far- Randy Pausch chose the lat- growing up. You never know; you just might This work is highly recom-
away future, after you have seen ter. He took all of the lessons he It is about taking a chance get one after all. mended to anyone looking for
your grandchildren. You are going learned while growing up and and doing something about those Pausch inspires those who read some inspiration to make the
to die, and it is going to happen in chose to share them not only with dreams, not just leaving them on his book or listen to his lecture most out of each day.
three to six months. his children, but with the world. the shelf to collect dust. to do their best at whatever they A box of tissues is recom-
What would you do? Would As a child he learned about Pausch made his last lecture decide to go for. mended as the story will pull at
you cry and mope until your final charity and taking care of others. at Carnegie Mellon University to Don’t be scared and hide in your heart.