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Campus Debates Student Prince Mystery
                                                                            October 3, 2008
                                                                         Volume 118 Issue 2
                                                                    Informing The Campus Community Since 1894

                                                                                                                                    Ramadan Observed in September
                                                                                                                                                                                           Tiffin, Ohio

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,
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, 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
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News                                                                                                                                                                            The Kilikilik
                                                                                                                                                                           October 3, 2008

Joe Biden and Sarah Palin Face Off in Vice Presidential Race
Lily Antsaklis
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,     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,            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
Jonnatha Mayberry
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 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,             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.
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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
Paul Stark
                                      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
Emily Dages
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.
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Campus                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Kilikilik
                                                                                                                                                                                                              October 3, 2008

Increased Security Measures on Campus Welcoming Dr. Makay
Kelly Anderson                                                                                                                             Jessica McDonough
News Editor
                                                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
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                 
                                                                                                                                             Layout Editors
CLC Spotlight: The BINGO House                                                                                                               Ben Jones
                                                                                                                                             Casandra Klebowski
                                                                                                                                             Kathryn Myers
Casandra Klebowski
Layout Editor
                                             a n d                                                                                           News Editor
   The BINGO house is not a                  follow:                                                                                         Kelly Anderson                  
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                 
visit Autumnwood Care Center, a              h o u s e                                                                                       Campus Editor
facility located in Tiffin that helps        strive to                                                                                       Chelsea Nupp                    
elderly individuals with chronic             enrich the
diseases or those recovering from            lives        of                                                                                 Sports Editor
injury and illness.                          those who                                                                                       Mandy Hanning                   
   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          
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              
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.
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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.
Sam Dailey
Entertainment Editor
                                          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.
                                                                                                                           Remembering Christi
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.”
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College Football Preview                                                  Palm Steps Up as Athletic Director
                                                                          Amanda Hanning
                                                                          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,           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
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 Previewing the Fall Television Lineup: New Shows to Watch For
 Morgan Magers
 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”
                                                                                Cassandra Nino
 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, 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.
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                                                                                                                                                                          October 3, 2008

 Approaching “Twilight”                                                      “Into the Woods” Presents “Happily
 Sam Dailey
 Entertainment Editor
     As Nov. 21, 2008, grows
                                           Edward does not seem to
                                       be like the other students at
                                                                             Ever After, in a Realistic Sense”
                                                                             Jennifer Bakies
 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
                                                                              Nathan Prunty
 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.              

Book Review: “The Last Lecture” Inspires, Pulls at Your Heart
Stephanie Slover
Staff Writer
                                       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.

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