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					                                     The Bulldog
                                        The Doctor is in
 Volume 3, Issue 7                                                                                                                   April 30-May 9, 2008

        In this issue
     Graduation -- pg. 2
   Animal cruelty -- pg. 3
         Golf -- pg. 4
One Act Play Festival -- pg. 5 by Mitch Ladd                       programs in the United
  SC-BU student in D.C. --     Editor-in-Chief                     States,” Doddek said.
             pg. 6                                                 According to Bromberg, this
        Finals -- pg. 7        During their April meeting,         new program will be a
                               the Illinois Board of Higher        cohort based program,
                               Education gave its approval         meaning that there will be
       In every issue          for Springfield College –           10-12 students admitted
 Point/Counterpoint -- pg. 3 Benedictine University to             who will move through the
   I’m not sayin’, I’m just    begin offering a Ph.D. in           program together.
       sayin’... -- pg. 3      Organization Development.
      10 things -- pg. 3                                           It should take three years
     My life as... -- pg. 6    “Having a doctorate                 to complete the doctorate
  In the spotlight -- pg. 8    program as an offering here         program, with the
    Polling Place -- pg. 8     is part of our institutional        dissertation being
                               evolution from a two-year           completed in the third year.
                               institution to a comprehen-         All students in the program
                               sive institution of higher          will also be expected to be
  Lunch at Mueller Hall        education,” said Dean of            published, according to a
                               Academic Affairs and                current press release.
                               Campus Administrator
                               Michael Bromberg, who also The first cohort is on track              The new Doctorate program should begin this fall. Photo by Mitch Ladd.
                               said that the doctorate    to begin this fall, with a new
                               program has been made      cohort beginning every
                               possible through the       other year. Doddek said that                                                the program be available in
                                                                                                    instruct the SC-BU Ph.D.
                               College’s partnership with each cohort will be small in                                                this part of the state,”
                               Benedictine.               order to provide students                                                   Bromberg said.
 4/30 -- Meat or vegetarian                               with one-on-one interaction               According to Doddek, Dr.
lasagna, garlic bread, mixed Director of College Advance- with professors.                          Peter Sorensen, one of the        “This, plus the success in
 vegetables, mini corn dogs ment Susie Doddek says                                                  developers of the                 the Management of
                             that this program raises the While a doctorate program                                                   Organization Behavior
                                                                                                    doctorate program, will be
 5/1 -- Build your own BLT, College to a new level.       is new to the SC-BU                       recruiting students at the        program has created an
     fries, potato skins                                  campus, the program has                   corporate level.                  environment for SC-BU
                             “In five years, we’ve gone   existed for many years at                                                   successfully offering this
                             from offering only associate the Lisle campus. In fact,

                                    Springfest set for May 2
   5/2 -- Popcorn chicken,                                                                          “There have been                  internationally recognized
     French fries, gyros     degrees to … [offering] one professors from the Lisle                                                    program on our campus.”
                                                                                                    increasing requests that
                             of the oldest Ph.D.          campus will be on hand to                                                   ---
        5/3 -- Closed

        5/4 -- Closed

 5/5 -- Grilled or breaded
 chicken sandwich, French
  fries, cheesy bread with
           marinara                                                                                Broeckling also informed me         Some of the faculty that will
                                                                                                   that this year’s                    be participating include: Amy
5/6 -- Corned beef or turkey                                                                       celebration will once again         Lakin, David Logan, and Sr.
reuben, French fries, Bulldog                                                                      take place at Ginkgo Square.        Beata.
          Burgers                                                                                  He is confident about the
                                                                                                   turnout as he checks the            A raffle will also be featured.
 5/7 -- Philly cheese steak                                                                        weather on his computer.            Everything from T-shirts to
 sandwiches, French fries,                                                                         “It’s supposed to be partly         gas cards will be raffled off.
             pizza                                                                                 cloudy and 64 degrees.”             All the prizes for the raffle
                                                                                                                                       have been generously
5/8 -- Chili cheese Frito pie,                                                                         The date is Friday, May 2.      donated from businesses
 carrots, chicken sandwich                                                                             “It’s a week before finals”     around the Springfield-
                                                                                                       said Student Body President area—most of whom were
  5/9 -- Cheese or chicken                                                                             Jennifer Cosby. “I know         coerced into donating by
   quesadilla with grilled                                                                             people need some fun to get students from Joana
    peppers and onions,                                                                                the pressure off.”              Ramsey’s Promotional
sloppy joes, breaded tilapia     Jeremy Cook climbs the rock wall during last year’s Springfest. Photo
                                                                                                                                       Strategies class.
             filets                                        by Mitch Ladd.                              This year’s carnival-themed
                                                                                                       festivities will begin with a   “Students do everything
                               by Ben Harley                       troubles and give you a
                                                                                                       pie eating competition at       from look at potential
                               Staff Writer                        chance to relax. It’s the
                                                                                                       11:00. Then, activities such sponsors to t-shirt and
                                                                   third annual Springfest.
   Be on the lookout...                                                                                as a Velcro wall, a strong      poster designs, to side walk
                               SC-BU is fast approaching                                               man/bell ringing competition chalk to get an idea of
      5/2 -- Springfest
                               that hair-pulling, stress-ball “It’s basically an end of the (known as High Striker), free marketing activities,” said
5/2 -- The return of Weekly                                        year celebration” says
                               breaking, and aneurism-                                                 food, karaoke, and a radar      Ramsey. “Students enjoy
       World Bulldog!
                               inducing time that colleges Dean of Students Kevin                      gun to gauge your pitching      applicable stuff, because it’s
                               around the country fondly           Broeckling, “It’s a time to
                                                                                                       speed will all be available for hands-on.”
                               call finals’ week.                  get everyone together and
                                                                                                       students to enjoy.
                                                                   be happy that it’s the end
                                                                                                                                       While these students were
                               However, Student Activities of the year and everybody The event will culminate with raising funds on a zero dollar
                               Council has just the thing to made it.”                                 a student vs. faculty           budget, the entire event cost
                               distract you from your                                                  dodge-ball game at 2:15.        SC-BU $2,500.---
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                                                                                 Annual Commencement Cere-              enjoys seeing their loved one
                                                                                 mony. The graduation will take         accomplish such a goal.
                                                                                 place at First United Methodist
                                                                                 Church.                                This year’s speaker will be
                                                                                                                        Mercedes Miller from Winston-
                                                                                 Director of College Advance-           Salem, North Carolina. She has
                                                                                 ment Susie Doddek said that            worked for the United Nations
                                                                                 there will be graduates receiving      and is a motivational speaker.
                                                                                 associate’s, bachelor’s, and           Her speeches are usually aimed
                                                                                 master’s degrees. All family and       at motivating women to acquire
                                                                                 friends are invited as well.           their education. Doddek adds
                                                                                                                        that Miller was asked to speak
                                                                                 “There are no tickets. Seating is      at this year’s ceremony because
                                                                                 on a first come, first served          the college “Wanted to make
                                                                                 basis,” Doddek said.                   sure that there will be a great
                                                                                                                        message for the broad range of
                                                                                 Every year there seems to be           students who will be receiving
                                                                                 students who are on the fence          their diplomas.”
                                                                                 about attending the ceremonies.
 by Jessica Goldsby                    College-Benedictine University.                                                  But before graduation, students
 Staff Writer                          But there are some who are                “The graduation ceremony is for        need to study up for their final
                                       preparing for their departure from        the family” says Doddek.               examinations. Finals begin May
                                       SCI-BU.                                                                          5. If you need any help studying
 Another school year is coming to                                                Sometimes graduates are the            for any of your finals, the Re-
 a close. Students and instructors     On May 17, 2008 over 170                  first in their family to earn a        source Center is ready and able

            Responsibility gets recognized
 are already getting ready for the     graduates will gather for the 78th        degree and their family really         to help. ---
 2008-2009 year at Springfield

  by Danielle Lounsberry              maintaining a GPA of 3.2 or
  Op-Ed Editor                        higher. In addition, the inducted
                                      members must be in the top
  On April 16, Alpha Sigma            10% of their class.
  Lambda inducted 18 new
  students in to the National         This nonprofit organization has
  Honor Society for non-traditional   been around since 1945 and
  students. The ceremony, which       been on our campus since 1996,
  was open to faculty and staff,      thanks to the efforts of Peter
  was held in the parlor of the       Elleresten and Jeff Mueller. SC-
  Brinkerhoff Home.                   BU (then SCI) received the
                                      Lambda Delta chapter charter.
  “[ASL] is devoted to the
  advancement of scholarship and      ASL was started by Dr. Rollin B.
  to the recognition of non-          Posey, Dean of University
  traditional students continuing     College at Northwestern                                            Photo by Amy White.
  their higher education,” said       University when he realized
  Malinda Aiello, the chapter’s       adult students should be               commented.                              According to ASL’s website,
  councilor since 2004.               recognized for their achieve-          “Balancing responsibilities of          “Alpha Sigma Lambda is not
                                      ment, while dealing with life’s        work and family, yet at the             only the oldest, but also the
  In order to become an ASL           responsibilities that not many         same time diligently working to         largest, chapter-based honor
  member, students need to be at      traditional students deal with.        achieve academic excellence is          society for full- and part-time
  least 24 years old and currently                                           commendable and deserves                students.”
  be enrolled in the Adult            “For many adult students, there        special recognition apart from
  Accelerated Associate’s program,    are several obstacles that they        that of traditional-student based       There are over 300 ASL
  earned a minimum of 24 credits      must overcome to pursue and            honor societies.”                       chartered chapters, including 21
  in the Adult Accelerated            earn a college degree,” Aiello                                                 other chapters in Illinois. ---

                            Lovely launch
  Associate’s program and

  by Danielle Lounsberry              Guests could view an                one of the published authors
  Op-Ed Editor                        intertextual visual-arts project,   who can be found in the
                                      “Uncle Bill Visits Vietnam.” The    journal.
  On April 24, 2008 Quiddity, the     project was created by the
  college’s International Literary    Quiddity interns. It is a           The final performer of the
  Journal, held its launch party.     collaborative effort that           night was Tyehimba Jess
  The party was held in the           encompasses author, Asha            who performed several
  Brinkerhoff Home and began at       Vose’s work with the sound          poems for the guests. Two of
  6:30 p.m. The gala celebrated       engineering of Daniel Vose and      the poems were blues
  the inaugural print issue of the    features art work from SC-BU        works, while the others              Tyehimba Jess performs. Photo by Mitch Ladd.
  journal and the public-radio        faculty and students, along with    came from his book                               The Bulldog staff
  broadcast.                          local artists.                      Leadbelly which tells the
                                                                          story of Huddie Ledbetter in       Mitch Ladd -- Editor-in-Chief/News Editor
  Wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and     After the remarks, Professor        verse. Jess received a                Danielle Lounsberry -- Op-Ed Editor
  desserts were served before         David Logan read the poem           standing ovation from the          Nikkie Prosperini -- A&E/Features Editor
  remarks and acknowledgments         “Fractals” by Chad Baldwin,         crowd.                              Zach Kirchner -- Sports/Page 8 Editor
  were made at 7:30. During the       which is one of the works in the                                            Jenn Carr -- Photography Editor
  downtime the musician John          journal. Logan was followed by      “I had never seen a                       Eric Craddock -- Staff Writer
  Brillhart entertained guests with   Amy Sayer-Roberts who read          performance poet before. It              Jessica Goldsby -- Staff Writer
  his guitar playing and singing.     from her book The Portuguese        was a different experience                 Ben Harley -- Staff Writer
                                      Box. Sayer-Roberts is another       See “Launch” on page 8
                                                                                                                Gina M. Collebrusco -- Staff Writer
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10 Things Doc has
taught me
                                                                 Point/Counterpoint: The death penalty
by Mitch Ladd                      by Gina M. Collebrusco             used to put people to             by Danielle Lounsberry         further. Murderers shouldn’t
Editor-in-Chief                    Staff writer                       death, I would imagine,           Op-Ed Editor                   be humanly            eutha-
                                                                      are pretty painful, even                                         nized; they should be
10. Sometimes it’s best to                                                                                                             treated the same way that
                                   The death penalty is viewed        the lethal injection.             How would you feel if
circle the airport a couple
                                   by some as the best way to                                           someone murdered your          they treated their victims.
of times.
                                   punish somebody.            I feel that if somebody did              child/parent/friend and got
9. The inverted pyramid.                                       a bad enough crime, they                 out of prison six years        If the criminal kept his/her
                                   To others, however, it is   should sit in a jail cell for            later, because of good         victim in a basement, tied
8. The importance of a self-       viewed as a disgusting form the rest of their life with no           behavior? You wouldn’t be      to a bed and cut them up
reflective essay.                  of cruel and unusual        parole, because living with              too happy, that’s for sure.    piece by piece, then that
                                   punishment. I am one of     what they did is the worst                                              should happen to the
7. The difference                  the people in the latter    punishment somebody can                  That’s why I am a fan for      criminal. I know that is
between “lead” and “lede.”                                                                                                             pretty brutal, but why
                                   group.                      get. ---                                 the death penalty. Only, I
                                                                                                        think it should go a step      should criminals have more
6. Miss Thistlebottom is not
always right.                      In my strong religious                                                                              rights than their victims?
                                   sense, I think of the death
5. ENG 111 will never go           penalty as the government                                                                           I think that if people knew
away.                              and law enforcement                                                                                 they were going to be run
                                   officials playing God.                                                                              over with a car just like
4. Elvis Costello is a fine                                                                                                            they were planning to do to
musician.                          No person on Earth has the                                                                          their spouse, they would
                                   choice to choose whether                                                                            probably think twice about
3. A “nut graf” is not nearly
                                   somebody lives or dies.                                                                             it.
as painful – or as inappro-
priate – as it sounds.             Only a higher power with a
                                   pre-existing idea of when                                                                           And if criminals started
2. Don’t bow to the party          the person goes can decide.                                                                         thinking twice before
line yet – there’ll be plenty                                                                                                          committing crimes there
of time for that when              In the constitution, it makes                                                                       would be fewer criminals in
you’re in your 30s and have        statements against cruel                                                                            the prison system, thus our
a mortgage.                        and unusual punishment.                                                                             prisons wouldn’t be
                                   Death is the ultimate                                                                               overcrowded.
1. Even if your sweet,
gray-haired grandmother            punishment, and most of
comes up to you and says           these ways that are being                                                                           It’s a win-win situation!---
that she loves you, CHECK

                                 I’m not sayin’, I’m                 million to repave the            decision to visit the Land of   I would rather drive around
                                 just sayin’…                        avenue with a rougher            Lincoln.                        the entire city and not
                                 by Mitch Ladd                       texture to make it feel like     While I might not be as         worry about blowing a tire
                                 Editor-in-Chief                     brick?                           knowledgeable as the            because of a pothole than
                                                                                                      decision-makers in this         be able to drive on one
                                 In June, beautification             Wait, that’s not all. There      process, I think that there     stretch of brick.
                                 work, which involves                are also plans to push           are many different projects
                                 creating more historically          trees back from the edge         that could benefit from $20     It’s all well and good to
                                 accurate streets, will begin        of the sidewalks.                million.                        want to beautify
                                 on Capitol Avenue from                                                                               Springfield, but perhaps we
                                 Second to 19th Streets.             This plan, if you ask me, is     For one, we could spend         should prioritize.
                                 The cost for the project is         ridiculous. Sure, the idea is    the money on fixing the
   Capitol Avenue gets ready     estimated at $20 million.           to make Capitol Avenue           roads that desperately          If $20 million is going to be
   for an extreme makeover.                                          more appealing to visitors,      need potholes filled,           spent, it should be spent on
      Photo by Mitch Ladd.
                                 Seriously? They really are          but I highly doubt that a        among other problems.           things the city actually
                                 planning to spend $20               promenade is going to                                            needs, not just to mask our

    Animals are people, too
                                                                     make or break a family’s                                         shortcomings. ---

                                                                                                                 America the...
                                                                                                    by Jessica Goldsby                but it wasn’t me who made
by Eric Craddock                                                 But animal cruelty has be-         Staff Writer                      that decision and that’s what
Staff Writer                    Perhaps it is the way our        come more than just beat-                                            I try to explain to people that
                                society views animals.           ing or neglecting a pet.                                             I know who are from other
In 2007, there were             From early childhood,            While those people who             Have you ever been judged         countries. However, that
nearly 2,000 cases of           we are taken to zoos to          do such things should be           for the simple fact that you      doesn’t stop the accusations.
reported animal cruelty         look at wild animals             beaten and neglected, an-          are a natural-born citizen of
in the U.S. While this          locked up in cages.              imal cruelty has become            the United States of America?     Sure, there are people who
may not seem like a                                              worldwide and extends              If so, how did you respond?       think they are better than the
lot, one must keep in           While appreciating these         blame to all of us.                Was it an angry or composed       next because of their
mind that animal                amazing creatures is                                                manner? I have been accused       education, but not everybody
cruelty is one of the           something wonderful,             The human race is ruining          of being arrogant and self-       and certainly not me. So
most unreported                 the fact that humans             the world and the habitats         centered, just because I am       people should stop judging
crimes. Animal cruelty          have confined these              of countless creatures             American.                         me on where I come from
is a real issue. I’m not        animals and stolen their         through pollution and                                                and start judging me on who
sure what could drive a         lives is just appalling. It      global warming. Global             Some may come to the              I am.
person to mistreat an           teaches a blatant                warming is ruining the in-         conclusion that most
innocent animal. Most           disrespect for things not        stinctual habits of a num-         Americans are arrogant from Is the perception that many
animals are kinder              human.                           ber of animals-                    others’ opinions, the media     have about Americans fair?
souls than any human.                                            hibernation and mating             and the way that our govern- No, but who can blame them?
                                                                 and the like.                      ment goes about things. I
                                                                                                    have been told that I act as if
                                                                 Individuals and society as                                             Have an opinion on
                                                                                                    I am better than they are,
                                                                 a whole needs to look at                                           something? The Bulldog is
                                                                                                    because I am able to attend
                                                                 the way animals are being                                            accepting letters to the
                                                                 treated, or rather mis-                                             editor. Simply send your
                                                                 treated. Animals are a                                                       letter to
                                                   At left:                                         I am sure the war has a lot to
                                                                 wonderful, beautiful part                                  with
                                               Giraffes being                                       do with their treatment of me
                                                                 of our world and we must                                           the subject “Letters to the
                                               fed at a zoo in                                      and that is understandable,
                                                                 appreciate that. ---                                                         Editor.”
                                      Golf team swings
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                                         for victory
                                                                      Recently, the golf team       McHenry was named an         the rest of the season is to
                                                                      hosted the Bulldog Classic    Academic All-American on     qualify for nationals.
                                                                      at Panther Creek.             his own, according to golf   Before that, the team
                                                                                                    coach Adam Walsh.            participated in the Lewis
                                                                      “It was a rough 36-hole                                    and Clark Invite at
                                                                      day for the boys,” said       Being named Academic All- Lockhaven Country Club
                                                                      sophomore and second-         American, whether as a       on April 26 and 27. The
                                                                      year member Kyle Scholes.     team or as an individual, is team will head back to
                                                                                                    similar to being named to Lockhaven on May 11 and
                                                                      Scholes said that the team    an all-star team. However, 12 to compete in the
                                                                      was stronger last year, but   the title is only honorary; Region XI tournament.
                                                                      it is not because of a lack   those named All-American
                                                                      of talent.                    do not necessarily play      The top two teams, as well
                                                                                                    together.                    as the top five individuals
                                                                      “The weather has been bad                                  that aren’t on the two
                                                                      for practice,” he said.       Walsh has coached the golf advanced teams will travel
                                                                                                    team for the last three      to Nationals later that
   by Mitch Ladd                      the season and, despite
                                                                      Last year, the golf team as   years of the team’s 10-      month.
   Editor-in-Chief                    recent losses, the
                                                                      a whole was named             year existence.
                                      members are looking                                                                        Jenn Carr contributed to
                                                                      Academic All-Americans,
   Springfield College’s golf         forward.
                                                                      while then-freshman Colby     For Walsh, a major goal for this story. ---
   team is in the middle of

                                   Bulldogs hit postseason
by Mitch Ladd                program, now in its        Torricelli also points out
Editor-in-Chief              ninth year.                that the two teams are
                                                        0-0 in the postseason.
After recently ranking       The team will first play
seventh in the nation        Spoon River in the         The postseason begins
and after a 13-5 victory     postseason. The            this weekend, with
Sunday against John          Bulldogs are 3-0           times to be announced.
Wood, the SCI Bulldogs       against Spoon River in     Played at Robin Roberts
baseball team has won        the regular season, but    Stadium, next to
the Midwest Athletic         that means nothing to      Lanphier High School,
Conference title.            Torricelli.                the Bulldogs will play in
                                                        a best of three
“We’ve worked hard,”         “Everything changes in     tournament.
said head coach Steve        the postseason,” he
Torricelli. “This is not a   said. “We need to be in    “We’re very excited to
fluke.”                      the right frame of mind    win this championship,”
                             and play great             Torricelli said. “I’m
The Bulldogs’ title win      baseball.”                 extremely proud of
is the first for the                                    these kids.”

                                                                                        Play ball!
                                                                                          Robin Roberts gets ready for the postseason. Photo by Mitch Ladd.

                                                                                                              (ahhh, the fall classic).     of the Cubs last
                                                                                                              On March 30th, the            championship in 1908.

                                                                                                              first game of the             And wouldn’t it be
                                                                                                              marathon season was           grand to reach the
                                                                                                              played in America’s           century mark in style?

                                                                                                              capitol- a real “barn-        As always, Cub fans
                                                                                                              burner” that ended in         truly believe that this is
                                                                                                              walk-off fashion. What        their year. I hope they
 Bulldog baseball            4/24 -- vs. Lewis and                                                            a way to start what           are right for once.
                             Clark (Home) W 9-6; W                                                            promises to be another
 Congrats to the             14-2                                                                             exciting season.          So, thankfully the cold
 baseball team for                                                                                                                      has broken and
 recently being              Bulldog softball                                                                  Here in the middle of    baseball season is
 ranked seventh in           Recent results                                                                    the country, the         heating up. What team
 the nation!                                               The iconic Wrigley Field sign. Photo by Mitch Ladd. standard dispute is      will surprise us this
                             4/15 -- vs. LLCC        by Eric Craddock                there is an alarming      Cubs or Cardinals. Well, year? Who will still be
 Recent results              (Away) L 5-10; L 11-16 Staff Writer                     lack of baseball.         they’re back too, and    playing in the fall? Who
 4/19 -- vs. Shawnee                                                                                           they brought with them will win the World
 (Away) W 10-1; L 6-5        4/16 -- vs. LLCC        Throughout most of              This cold refuses to lift the age-old rivalry.     Series and walk away
                             (Away) L 4-20; L 2-10 America, and certainly until about mid-march,                                        with the Commis-
 4/20 -- vs. Shawnee                                 in the dreary Midwest, when spring training               We will just have to     sioner’s Trophy? We will
 (Away) W 10-3               4/19 -- vs. Shawnee     winter is a time of cold. melts the ice.                  watch and see who        have to watch and see,
                             (Away) L 0-9; L 2-19                                                              comes out the better     and I for one will enjoy
 4/21 -- vs. ICC (Home)                              This cold is both literal We shiver through the team. This writer is               doing so.
 W 11-10                     4/21 -- vs. Parkland    and metaphorical-               cold months just wait-    pulling for the lovable
                             (Away) L 0-8; L 0-12    literal because of the          ing for spring training, losers from the north     Baseball is back! Go
 4/22 -- vs. Lewis and                               tilt of the earth in            summer baseball, the      side of Chicago.         Cubbies (or Cardinals,
 Clark (Home) Canceled       4/22 -- vs. Spoon River relation to the sun, and “dog days” of August,                                     if you’re into that sort
                             (Home) W 4-3; W 6-5     metaphorical in that            and the fall classic      This year, 2008, marks of thing). ---
                                                                                                               the 100th anniversary
           One Act Play Festival a                                                                      DVD review: The Kite
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                  success                                                                                     Runner
                                                                                                                                         in Afghanistan, to a past
                                                                    to what some people do not                                           that he had been trying
                                                                    want to hear.”                                                       to forget. When Amir
                                                                                                                                         was a child, he
                                                                    The third play that was                                              witnessed the rape of his
                                                                    featured can be summed up                                            best friend, Hassan
                                                                    in just a few words: witty,                                          (Ahmad Khan
                                                                    brilliant, and a jolly good                                          Mahmidzada). Hassan is
                                                                    time. Walking a Dog Across                                           a servant to Amir and a
                                                                    a Stage was very well                                                Hazzara. Hazzaras
                                                                    written and directed by the                                          belong to the Shia
                                                                    charming David Logan.                                                Muslim religion and are
                                                                                                                                         often persecuted for this.
                                                                    I don’t think that I have
                                                                    ever seen British comedy                                             Amir and his father,
                                                                    performed as well as it was                                          Baba (Homayoun
                                                                    by Americans in my life.                                             Ershadi) eventually end
                                                                    Members of the audience           by Danielle Lounsberry             up in America, where the
                                                                    said, “It was laugh out loud      Op-Ed Editor                       story continues with how
    Katie Strothmann (L) and John McCarthy clown around in Pluck    funny, and the timing was                                            Amir meets his wife,
                Unbound. Photo by Rose Schumacher.                  right on cue.”                    On March 25, 2008, The             Soraya (Atossa Leoni),
by Jeff Hall                  metaphor that the waiting                                               Kite Runner was                    and takes us up to
Contributor                   room is like the afterlife; you Last but not least was Pluck            released to video after a          where he receives the
                              never know what is waiting      Unbound. And yes, the                   very limited theater               phone call. Amir is asked
Every once in a while you     for you on the other side.      appropriate word was                    premiere. The movie is             to return Pakistan
see a stage performance                                       enjoyable. Pluck Unbound                based on Khaled                    (where he lived on his
that is so riveting, so       The second play that was        was very animated, and I                Hosseini’s best-selling            way to America) to visit
incredibly right on, that you featured in this festival,      applaud writer/director Ben             book of the same title.            Rahim Khan.
are stunned by its power.     Divided House, was the best Harley for having the
Friday night at the premiere play of the night in my          courage to talk about such              The movie revolves                 Rahim Khan then tells
of the SC-BU’s One Act Play opinion. Written by Nikkie        taboo topics. The character             around the life of Amir,           Amir what became of
Festival, there were four     Prosperini and directed by      Pluck was very entertaining,            played by Khalid Abdalla           Hassan and his family,
such performances.            John Sivak, this play was       and was brought to life by              and Zekeria Ebrahimi               thus taking Amir on a
                              commanding and hit very         the talented Aster Lesle.               (young Amir). The                  dangerous trip back to
The first play, Old Magazines close to home.                                                          movie starts with Amir             Afghanistan, which is
& Stale Coffee, written by                                    To sum up the evening, I                (Abdalla) in America.              now under the rule of
Mitch Ladd and directed by    In time of war, there are       would have to say that was              He receives a phone call           the Taliban.
Kari Catton Anderson, was a some many different feelings a great way to spend a                       from his father’s best
humorous take on being        that whirl through our          Friday night. The writers               friend, Rahim Khan                 The film version follows
stuck in the hospital waiting minds, and this play does a and directors did a very                    (Shaun Toub), who is               much of the book, only
room and the relationships    wonderful job of expressing good job of getting their                   back in Pakistan. He               leaving out a few parts
that may or may not form      them. In her note to the au- ideas across to the actors                 calls to ask Amir a favor.         that may leave the
from conversation.            dience, the writer said, “…I    who in turn translated them                                                audience with some
                              think it speaks to what some to the audience. They really               The film then flashes              questions. The film does
I also loved the humorous     people want to say as well as brought each play to life. ---            back to Amir’s childhood           See “Kite” on page 8

          Summer concert preview                                                                                 TIP preview
by Mitch Ladd                 to $125.00                      St. Louis area
Editor-in-Chief                                               Pointfest featuring Serj
                              Crue Fest featuring             Tankian, Killswitch
Summer’s almost here,         Motley Crue,                    Engage, Shinedown,
and that means                Buckcherry, Papa Roach          Coheed and Cambria
concerts and festivals        and others – June 16 at         and others – May 18 at
are gearing up for            the First Midwest Bank          the Verizon Wireless
shows all across the          Amphitheatre (Tinley            Amphitheater
country. Here is just a       Park, Ill.) Start time - 5      (Maryland Heights,
sample of what’s going        p.m. Tickets - $29.50           Mo.) Start time - 10
on nearby. Keep in            to $95.00                       a.m. Tickets - $29
mind that start times,
prices and even the           John Mayer – June 17            311 with Snoop Dogg -
shows themselves are          at the First Midwest            July 12 at the Verizon
subject to change.            Bank Amphitheatre               Wireless Amphitheater.
                                                                                                Local actors audition for TIP. Photo courtesy of Kari Anderson.
                              (Tinley Park, Ill.) Start       Start time - 7 p.m.
Chicago area                  time - 7 p.m. Tickets -         Tickets - $19 to $39.      by Jenn Carr               will be May 23-25            and is being directed
The Police with Elvis         $25.50 to $54.00                                           Photography Edi-           and May 29-31.               by John Woodruff.
Costello and the                                              Raconteurs - July 12 at    tor/Staff Writer
Imposters – May 10 at         Kenny Chesney with              the Pageant. Start                                    Kiss Me Kate is the          The fourth show is
the Allstate Arena            Leann Rimes – June 21           time - 7 p.m. Tickets -    This summer, if            second show and will         The Elephant Man by
(Rosemont, Ill.) Start        at Soldier Field. Start         $37.50                     you’re looking for a       be directed by Sean          Bernard Pomerance.
time - 7:30 p.m.              time - 4 p.m. Tickets -                                    night of theater and       Edward Hall. Kiss Me         This is the true story
Tickets - $50 to $250         $66.50 to $99.50                Foo Fighters - July 20     an excuse to get out       Kate is based on the         of John Merrick, who
                                                              at the Scottrade Center.   of Springfield for a       book by Bella and            suffered from
Dave Matthews Band –          Vans Warped Tour                Start time - 7 p.m.        couple of hours,           Samuel Spewack.              extreme body
June 6 at Toyota Park         featuring Against Me!,          Tickets - $22.50 to        then look no further       Catch Kiss Me Kate           deformities, but was
(Bridgeview, Ill.) Start      the Academy Is…, Say            $42.50                     than New Salem’s           on June 6-8 June             a beautiful person
time - 7 p.m. Tickets -       Anything, Story of the                                     Theatre in the Park        12-15.                       within himself. It is
$65 to $75                    Year and many others –          Tom Petty and the          in Petersburg, Ill.                                     directed by Valerie
                              Aug. 2 at the First             Heartbreakers - August                                Up next is John              Parga and will run
Alicia Keys, Jordin           Midwest Bank                    7 at the Verizon           The first show of the      Brown’s Body, which          July 18-20, 24-26.
Sparks and Ne-Yo -            Amphitheatre (Tinley            Wireless Amphitheater.     season is And Then         was created by
June 7 at the Allstate        Park, Ill.). Start time -       Start time - 7 p.m.        There Where None,          Stephen Vincent              Additionally, the
Arena. Start time - 7         noon. Tickets - $27.25          Tickets - $29.50 to $99    directed by James L.       Benet. It opens June         season features
p.m. Tickets - $49.50                                         ---                        Seay. Performances         27-29, and July 3–6,         See “TIP” on pg. 8
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  Appalachians get their voices heard                                                        My life as an Ursuline
                                                                                                                                     opportunity to earn college
                                                                                                                                     credit before even graduating
                                                                                             by Emily Page                           high school.
  by Nikkie Prosperini
  A&E/Features Editor
                                                                                                                                     Personally, having the
                                                                                             On May 18, 2008 the 151st               experience of being in a
  J.W. Randolph, of
                                                                                             graduating class of Ursuline            college class before having to
  Appalachian Voices – a
                                                                                             Academy will receive their              take on a full-time schedule
  group committed to
                                                                                             diplomas. I am one of the 15            helped me realize what
  stopping the practice of
                                                                                             students who will be the last           college was really like and
  mountaintop removal
                                                                                             to graduate from Ursuline.              helped me gain confidence in
  mining – believes that,
                                                                                             This will mark the close of             my abilities. Education, of
  as a society, we have to
                                                                                             our senior year, which was              course, was the main focus
  act and live in a
                                                                                             certainly quite the                     of the year, even when we
  sustainable way.
                                                                                             experience.                             were gifted with a bit of fun.
  Randolph, 24, feels that                     Mountaintop removal in progress.
                                                                                             The year started in a state of          SC-BU arranged two trips for
  the practice of mountain-     “These places feel like        Randolph, who has lived       trepidation for me and the              us, one to Chicago in January
  top removal is taking         third-world countries,”        his entire life in            fourteen other students who             and one to Washington, D.C.
  away the chance for the       Randolph said. “So much        Chattanooga, Tenn., now       chose the Senior Experience.            in March, chaperoned by SCI
  Appalachian peoples to        disrespect is paid to the      works in Washington,          It was odd to walk the same             faculty. We saw many
  do so.                        Appalachian peoples by         D.C. as a lobbyist for the    halls we walked for the past            fascinating educational and
                                Washington, D.C.”              Clean Water Protection        three years devoid of a                 historical institutions and
  “The highest price we                                        Act (HR 2169).                majority of our classmates              landmarks, while enjoying
  pay for the way we use        Randolph explained that                                      and the underclassmen.                  posh accommodations.
  coal is a human one,”         Mountain Top Removal           “1,200 miles of streams
  Randolph said Monday,         mining is destroying the       have been polluted            It was even stranger when               The faculty and students
  April 14, when he and         local communities.             already,” Randolph said.      those halls began filling with          here have been nothing but
  another member of             Landslides, flooding and       “The Clean Water and          college students, but such              welcoming, and I must thank
  Appalachian Voices spoke      unsafe drinking water          Protection Act will           changes are to be expected.             them all for that. I will not be
  to the SC-BU community.       are only a few problems        reverse the Bush              Our class grew stronger as              returning to SC-BU in the
                                caused by this practice.       Administration decision       we dealt with the many new              fall, unlike many of my
  This organization is                                         that changed the              experiences, such as ventur-            classmates, but that is only
  dedicated to educating        “However, across the           definition about filler       ing into college curricula, to-         because my interests take
  the nation about the          United States,” he             materials.”                   gether.                                 me elsewhere. The SC-BU
  devastating effect that       continued, “I think it’s
                                                                                                                                     community is certainly a
  mountaintop removal           changing. And people           Randolph said that this       One of the most exciting and            unique one, and I am glad
  mining has on the             from Appalachia are            would not allow fill          attractive aspects of the

         In search of peace
  affected communities.         leading the fight.”                                          Senior Experience was the               See “My life” on page 8
                                                               See “Voice” on page 8

                                                                                            A small amount of shakin’ goin’ on
                                                                                                                                               together. In 1922,
                                                               forced to endure.                                                               Illinois felt three
                                                               “Lack of oil in a
                                                               country rich in oil is a                                                        The first recorded
                                                               big problem,” Mousa                                                             Illinois earthquake
                                                               said. “We do not have                                                           occurred in 1795;
                                                               central heating in our                                                          the most recent
                                                               house and have very                                                             last Friday, April
                                                               few hours of electric-                                                          18. Friday’s quake
                                                               ity. People depend on                                                           measured 5.2 on
                                                               oil to cook and to heat                                                         the Richter scale
                                                               their house during the                                                          and shook buildings
                                                               winter.”                                                                        from Chicago to
                                                                                                                                               Cincinnati, but
                                                               Another problem that                                                            caused very little
         The campus of George Washington University.           families like Mousa’s                                                           damage.
by Nikkie Prosperini          Mousa said.                      face involves the
A&E/Features Editor                                            education system.                                                               The largest New
                              Mousa returned home                                                                                              Madrid earthquake
One Springfield               in 2005 after the                “In my home town,                                                               took place in May
College-Benedictine           invasion of Iraq and             about 20 percent are                                                            of 1909, knocking
University student            found things to be               taking the risk to go to                                                        buildings over in
believes that remain-         much worse than                  Mosul University,” she        The intensity chart for the recent earthquake.    suburbs of Chicago
ing silent is going to        when she left. It was            said. “80 percent are                                                           and causing the
                                                                                            by Eric Craddock          tsunamis,                Chicago’s taller
kill the world.               then decided that she            without education
                                                                                            Staff Writer              hurricanes,              buildings to sway.
                              would return to the              which is a scary thing.”
                                                                                                                      typhoons, shark          The 1909 quake
And that is exactly           United States to earn                                         Did you feel the          attacks and
why Rihab Mousa, OP,          her degree.                      “I think we have a                                                              could be felt within
                                                                                            earth move the            earthquakes. Aren’t      a radius of about
traveled to Washing-                                           responsibility to
                                                                                            other day? I              we? Perhaps not.         500,000 square
ton, D.C. A few weeks         During the event,                educate the people of
                                                                                            unfortunately did                                  miles and could be
ago, Mousa spoke at           different organizations          the U.S. about the
                                                                                            not. I’m told we   Illinois is the home            felt strongly in
the Iraq Action Days          such as Refugees                 whole situation in
                                                                                            had an earthquake. of the New Madrid               Iowa and
events held at George         International and                Iraq,” she continued.
                                                                                            I’m still unsure.  Fault, which is not             Wisconsin.
Washington University.        Education for Peace in                                                           nearly as “shaky”
                              Iraq Center (EPIC)               Mousa said the best
                                                                                            Earthquakes are    as California’s San             So if the ground
Mousa, originally from        talked about the ways            part of her trip was to
                                                                                            supposed to        Andreas Fault, but              under your Mid-
Mosul, Iraq first came        they were helping the            see all of the people
                                                                                            happen in          tends to wobble                 western feet starts
to United States six          humanitarian crisis in           who were working
                                                                                            California and     from time to time.              shaking again don’t
years ago.                    Iraq.                            together to fight the
                                                                                            Japan. We live in                                  worry too much,
                                                               humanitarian crisis in
                                                                                            the middle of      The fault is very               it’s perfectly
“The whole idea was to        Mousa’s part in the              Iraq.
                                                                                            nowhere to avoid   unpredictable.                  normal. Just duck
live with the Domini-         event was to share her                                        such things. The   Often, the earth-
can sisters of                story about her family           “Iraqis and Americans                                                           and cover or
                                                                                            occasional tornado quakes are spaced               whatever it is
Springfield and learn         that is living in Iraq.          were there together,”
                                                                                            may destroy our    more than 20 years              you’re supposed to
the language and              She spoke about the              Mousa said. “And our
                                                                                            trailer parks, but apart, while some-              do in that kind of
culture of America,”          hardships her family is          nationalities were not
                                                                                            we’re safe from    times they’re close             situation. ---
                                                               an obstacle.” ---
                  On pins and needles
                                                                                                                                                                  Page 7
                                                                                                      in less pain. However,          Besides pain,
                                                                                                      the pain has decreased          acupuncture can be
                                                                                                      about 50 percent.               used to treat stress,
                                                                                                                                      migraines, IBS,
                                                                            I had my “ashi points”    I am able to walk now           addiction, and even
                                                                            worked on. The            without a cane. Since           sinus problems.
                                                                            acupuncturist felt        then, I have been back          Sometimes electricity is
                                                                            around on my leg to       one more time, and my           used with the needles
                                                                            find where it was         leg feels even better           for more difficult cases.
                                                                            tender. For each of

                                                                                                           Who wants to be a
                                                                                                      now.                            ---
                                                                            these points, he
                                                                            would mark with an

                                                                            ink pen where he
                                                                            wanted to insert a

                                                                            This was all after he     by Gina M. Collebrusco          Each semester, the goal
                                                                            explained the process     Staff Writer                    of the Investment Club
                                                                            and showed me the                                         is to teach students not
                                                                            needles, which have       Everybody wants more            only how to buy and sell
                                                                            the same diameter as      money, but most of us           stocks, but how to
                         An acupuncture needle.                             a piece of hair and       don't know how to               increase their personal
                                                                            very flexible.            achieve the wealth we           worth. There are
by Danielle Louns-     the “yin and yang” in      Acupuncture is used                                 desire. According to            currently 16 people in
berry                  the body. Yin (cold,       to help unblock the qi    Next, he stuck the        Dave Saner, the head of         the Investment Club,
Op-Ed Editor           slow, or passive           by sticking needles in    needles in. I was         the Investment Club on          and the student
                       principle) and yang        points on the body        expecting to feel pain,   campus, it's actually           president is Patrick
Getting needles stuck (hot, excited, or           that connect with the     but surprisingly I did    easier than we think.           Sheehan.
in my leg is not how I active principle)          meridians. When qi is     not. It just felt like
like to spend my       usually work in            released, then the        being stuck very          If we were to cut out           It is a good club for
time. That all         harmony with each          body can function         lightly with a needle     some of the unneces-            business majors, and
changed a few weeks other. Illness throws         normally.                 (go figure).              sary things that we             they have presentations
ago when I went in     this natural balance                                                           spend money on and              every now and then.
for acupuncture.       off.                       There are 12-14           I was then left on the    put away the money              Their next presentation
                                                  points that connect       table to relax, which     that we spend on things         is going to be held by
Acupuncture has been    When the body is          with the meridians.       is hard to do when        like that, we can easily        their personal
practiced for           unbalanced, “qi”          These points              you have needles          make more money.                accountant.
thousands of years in   (vital energy) is         correspond with           stuck in your leg.
China and is one of     blocked. When qi is       different vital organs.                             Saner even said that if         If any students would
the oldest healing      blocked, it cannot        Some pain is caused       Finally, he removed       we invest $5,000 per            like more information or
processes in the        flow naturally along      by “ashi points” or       the needles, and I        year that we can be             would like to join the
world.                  the pathways              tender points on the      went on my way, not       millionaires in thirty          Investment Club, e-mail
                        (meridians).              body.                     really expecting to be    years!                          Dave Saner at

                                                                              Are you ready?
It seeks to balance

   New scholarship

by Mitch Ladd          Compare the national
Editor-in-Chief        foreclosure crisis to      by Nikkie Prosperini
                       the Springfield            A&E/Features Editor
Students looking for a market, how the
last-minute            subprime market has        April showers bring May
scholarship might be affected Springfield or      flowers. But, what does
in luck. The           discuss the impact of      the close of the spring
Association of         the impact of the          semester bring? It is
Mortgage Profession- mortgage crisis on a         something far less
als in Springfield has home buyer in the          appealing than tulips or
announced the details Springfield market.         daisies.
for its Third Annual
Scholarship for        Applicants must also       For many college
Finance/Business       provide two letters of     students, it can send
Students.              recommendation from        chills down their spine
                       a professor or             and make the hairs on
This year’s award is   counselor.                 the back of their neck
$1000 for one                                     stand on end.
student. Applications According to a press                                                  Students finishing up end-of-year assignments. Photo by Mitch Ladd.
will be accepted       release, AMPs              Have you guessed it
through June 15,       includes mortgage          yet? That’s right. Final    of Arts and Letters.         and ask questions,” he       will help you relax.
2008 and a winner      lenders, title compa-      exams are right around                                   said.
will be notified by    nies, credit bureaus       the corner. Specifically    “Don’t panic. You’ll just                                 Also, when making out
July 1.                and others from            for SC-BU students,         end up over thinking    Mueller also emphasizes           a study schedule (you
                       around Springfield         exams start on Monday,      things and psych        being prepared for                should always make out
As the scholarship     “whose mission is to       May 5 and go through        yourself out,” Lakin    essay portions of test            a study schedule), plan
suggests, only         foster and promote         Saturday, May 10.           said. “And, be sure to  ahead of time. If you             time for sleeping and
students majoring in educational                                              read all of the directions
                                                                                                      have been given the               eating. Getting enough
Business or Finance    opportunities for          If you haven’t already      carefully and answer    question or topic for the         food and rest will also
are eligible for this  members and to             done so, you can pick       what you’ve been        essay, have an idea of            give you the energy you
award. Students must increase the level of        up a copy of the final      asked.”                 what you want to say              need to stay focused
be currently enrolled professionalism             exam schedule at                                    instead of just writing it        during exams.
in any Sangamon        within the local           different places around History professor Jeff      off the top of your
County college or      mortgage industry.”        campus, such as           Mueller also had similar head.                              And, for additional help
university.                                       advising and the          advice for students who                                     contact the Resource
                       For more information,      Resource Center.          may be anxious about Other helpful study tips               Center to schedule an
In addition to an      contact Scholarship                                  taking their exams.       include scheduling                appointment. Tutors can
application, students Chair Laura Bridges         However, final exams                                breaks in between                 be reached at
must write a 1500      at                         aren’t something that     “If something isn’t clear study times. Don’t try   or by
word essay on one of           you need to stress out about what’s being           to do everything at               calling (217) 525.1420
three topics:          or 217-726-6039. ---       about, according to Amy tested, make a point        once, and taking breaks           EXT 320. ---
                                                  Lakin, the Division Chair talk to your instructor
Serving the SC-BU community since 2007
Page 8
 “Kite” continued           financial responsibility     “Voice” continued
                            for the three young
 not discuss how Amir       boys.                        material to contain

                                                                                                                      In the spotlight
 and Soraya have                                         waste from mountaintop
 difficulties conceiving.   I really enjoyed the         removal mining, which
                            film. However over           would limit the amount
 The most major             half of the movie, the       of mountaintop removal
 change comes during        characters are               mining that takes place.
 the rape scene, which      speaking Dari Persian,                                                              Name: Jeremy Cook
 is extremely played        and there are                Randolph encourages
 down, unlike in the        subtitles.                   anyone wanting to help                                 Position title:
 book, where the scene                                   the Appalachian peoples                                Assistant bookstore
 is very graphic.       I have no problem with           regain their lives within                              manager and
                        having to read                   their own communities                                  Summer Camp
 Due to this scene, the subtitles, but the film          to write their congress-                               director
 children (Mahmidzada, has the worst color of            men, urging them to
 Abdalla, and Ali       subtitles I have ever            support the Clean Water                                College/University
 Dinesh, who plays      seen. Instead of the             Protection Act (HR                                     attended: SC-BU
 Hassan’s son, Sohrab) basic white that most             2169).
 have been exiled from films use, this film has                                                                 Course of study:
 Afghanistan and        tan subtitles that make          To learn more about                                    Communications
 relocated United Arab it very difficult for one         mountaintop removal
 Emirates. Paramount, to read, especially                mining or Appalachian                                  Interesting fact about yourself: I’m a big
 the film studio        since most of the film           Voices, you can visit                                  baseball fan and I love the Cubs.
 responsible for the    takes place in the               their website at
 film, is assuming all  desert of Afghanistan.           www.appalachian-

 “My life” continued          “Launch” continued           “TIP continued”

 for the all too brief        but enjoyable,” said         Two by Two, based on
 time I was a part of it.     Nikkie Prosperini, an        the play The Flowering
 From the distressing         Intern for Quiddity.         Peach by Clifford
 and seemingly                                             Odets. Directing Two
 apocalyptic event of         The journal is available     by Two is Leona
 my high school closing       for sale for $9.00           Edwards and will be on
 my junior year, came a       through the mail.            August 8-10, 14-17,
 wonderful life-altering      Readers can also             and 20.
 experience that I am         purchase one-year or
 thankful for.                two-year subscriptions       Anne of Green Gables
                              to the journal by            by Alice Chadwick
 Realizing that we are        downloading a                rounds out the Theatre
 all part of a larger         subscription form at         in the Park season.
 human community is         The director for Anne
 what the Ursuline spirit     ---                          of Green Gables is
 is all about. ---                                         Kelly Bassett and will
                                                           show August 22-24,

                                                   Polling place
                                                                                                 Physical Geography students during their annual field trip to Carpenter
                                                           and 28–30. ---                        Park and the Sangamon River on April 17, 2007. Photo by Ray Bruzan.

 This issue’s question:      new volunteers,             “I'm going to write         skateboarder and
 What are your plans         keeping the volunteer       my year-end reports         tattoo artist. Cannot
 for the summer?             system up to date,          and get caught up           wait till the
                             showing the volun-          with my faculty             summer!
 “My husband and I           teers around the            committee work.”                     -- Chadd
 will visit our friend       building, ... assist in             -- Pete             Pfeiffer, sophmore
 and my former SCI           implementation of           Ellertsen, instructor,
 student David Kohlrus       Red Cross Campus            journalism
 in Syracuse, NY. in         Clubs and intership
 May. He works there         programs at local           “I have a couple of
 in the summer.              universities and            Cardinal games i am
                             colleges to include         attending. Then June
 “Then, in July I will go    marketing and net-          27 is my 21st
 to Paris for five days      working activities and      birthday and that’s
 to get ready to lead        much more. Basically,       gonna be a vacation
 the SC-BU trip to           it's kinda like what I      of its own.
 Greece in January.”         do with SAC (Student
         --Lynette           Activities Council), so     “Then on July 12 I’m
 Shaw-Smith, English         that's pretty cool!”        heading to a 311 and
 faculty                             --Jennifer          Snoop Dogg show!
                             Cosby, sophomore
 “I will be volunteering                                 “Then to finish the
 in a program called         “I'm planning a big         summer off from July
 Volunteers In Service       Griswold-styled family      18 - August 3 I will be
 To America (V.I.S.T.A)      vacation to California      visiting the great city
 Summer VISTA                with my wife and            of L.A. While I am
 Americorps Program.         kids. Beyond that, I'll     there I actually have
                             involve myself in lots      an appointment to
 “It's an 8-10 week          of baseball, karate,        get a tattoo done at
 program and when I          cookouts, swimming,         High Voltage Ink,
 complete the program        movie going, reading,       where L.A. Ink is
 I get to choose             writing and drawing.”       filmed and the owner
 between a $200 Cash                --Scott              is the one and only
 Stipend or a $1,000         McCullar                    Kat Von D. The artist
 Education Award. The        Creative Designer/          that is going to do my
 program entails doing       adjunct art faculty         work there is Nate
 orientation work for                                    Fierro, a professional

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