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Thursday, March 6, 2008 Volume 146, No. 18
FIJI has its charter removed NCAC Champs!
Senior Rudegeair wins NCAC
By Kyle Sjarif
and Kelley King
Transcript Reporters tournament MVP as men
Phi Gamma Delta, better head to Division III dance
for first time in 20 years
known as FIJI, recently
joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon
(SAE) as the second fraternity
this semester to encounter By Alex Humbert
significant problems. FIJI is no Sports Editor
longer an active chapter at Ohio
Wesleyan University. For the first time since 1988,
In what seemed to be shock- the Battling Bishops men’s
ing news to the student body, a basketball team will be headed
campus wide e-mail sent Feb. to the big dance thanks to an
23 by interim dean of students NCAC championship last week.
Donald Omahan said the fra- The Bishops had a convinc-
ternity operations of the under- ing 89-72 victory over Wabash
graduate chapter of FIJI at Ohio in the championship game in
Wesleyan were to be suspended Wooster to go along with vic-
active immediately. tories over Allegheny in the
According to the e-mail, the semi-finals and Hiram in a first
decision to remove the charter round contest at home in Branch
for the Theta Deuteron Chapter Rickey Arena.
of Phi Gamma Delta was made The Bishops led by 12 at the
by the graduate trustees of the half and, led by their senior post
fraternity, and was not in any Dustin Rudegeair who scored
way related to OWU. a career-high 29 points, they
The graduate trustees consist never looked back.
of alumni members of the fra- The Bishops, who were a No.
ternity. 2 seed heading into the tourna-
Photo by Micah Klugman
The situation differs from ment, were able to avoid play-
FIJI members will still be able to live in the house for the rest of the semester Photo by Kyle Holliday
the one at SAE, which remains ing host team Wooster Scots,
after the Scots were upset by Rudegeair led the Bishops
an active chapter at OWU. The Ohio Wesleyan fraternity occu- feel it was the best one to make es. Our brotherhood is intact
pancy figures for spring 2008, for our chapter.” and stronger than ever.” Wabash in the semi-finals end- with 29 points against Wa-
university made the decision
to shut down the SAE house FIJI had the lowest percentage Doersam said he is trying his Doersam said FIJI had eight ing a streak of 12 straight years bash in the title game.
after they failed their building of occupancy at 52% and was best to keep his head high about pledges this semester, and the Scots had appeared in the them to win,” Teeters said.
inspection. expected to drop to 45% by next the current situation. that the number was a normal championship game. “Every team we played came
OWU had no affiliation with semester. “The most important thing amount of pledges for the frater- Even though the team did into the game as underdogs, so
the suspension of FIJI activi- Rob Doersam, president of is that right now, everyone is nity. One of those pledges was not have to play Wooster, senior they played loose with noth-
ties. The official reason for the FIJI, said he feels indifferently in good spirits,” Doersam said. freshman Carleton Levert. point guard Casey Teeters said it ing to lose. It is also important
decision to suspend activities regarding the trustees’ decision. “We had our letters, our house, Levert said his time spent did not make it any easier to win to remember that those teams
was made because of financial “But, we recognize why they and our affiliation with FIJI with FIJI as a prospective stu- the championship. (Allegheny and Wabash) upset
difficulties, as well as declining made their decision and respect international taken away, but we “The teams we played had
membership. According to the it, even if some brothers don’t aren’t left picking up any piec- See FIJI, page 2 absolutely no pressure on See CHAMPS, page 8
International students mix it up for break
By Rafaya Sufi ida, Chicago and California are ing in Delaware over spring stay back.”
Transcript Reporter popular destinations within the break. Many students are also stay-
United States. “A lot of international stu- ing back to catch up on work or
For many international stu- “Everyone thinks many inter- dents don’t have the advantage to study, according to Menon.
dents, spring break is a time to national students stay around of flying 10,000 miles away “I have exams right after
catch up on work, rest and relax, Delaware in their dorms, starv- to go back home over spring break,” Menon said. “I don’t
according to Darrell Albon, ing and without heat, but it’s not break,” Menon said. “I’m stay- understand why professors
director of international student like that,” Albon said. “Those ing back in Delaware because assign work over spring break.
services. who do stay back are usually of a number of reasons, money It’s called break for a reason.”
Albon said while many of staying for a purpose.” and catching up on work being Menon said unlike local
them choose to stay on cam- Albon said he gets a lot of on top of the list.” students, many international
pus, many international students appointments from students Menon, affiliated with fra- students have to worry about
fly to various destinations rang- staying during spring break. ternity Delta Tau Delta, said he money before choosing a desti-
ing within and out of the United “My student appointment does not have to worry about nation.
States. load is very high during the accommodation on campus dur- “A big part of my plans rely
“You’d be surprised,” Albon break,” Albon said. “I am on ing spring break unlike local on money,” Menon said. “If I
said. “I have had students come campus during the break, so it’s students who stay back. want to visit a new place, I have
Photo by Micah Klugman to my office for Canadian visas a good chance for students who “In that respect, it’s good to worry about accommoda-
Kal Penn mingles with students after speaking Saturday and Jamaican visas. Some travel stay back to meet with me.” being an international student,” tion because I probably won’t
Penn in the 'House'
to Europe too.” Sophomore Manav Menon, a Menon said. “Unlike (local stu-
Albon said New York, Flor- native of India, said he is stay- dents), I don’t have to pay to See BREAK, page 2
By Ryan Armstrong
Senior Sam Salk, who works
as an intern for Obama, intro-
duced Penn to an audience of
WCSA plans for future with info session
Kal Penn, actor and cam- about 50 eager people who came By Michael DiBiasio accurately represent the students and be dedicated, because it is a
paign volunteer, stopped at Ohio to hear Penn speak. Transcript Reporter challenge.”
Wesleyan to stump for Senator The most important issues Junior Ben Goodrum thought the informational session was
Barack Obama last Saturday in covered at this occasion includ- Eighteen students, eight of whom are current WSCA mem- helpful and that it adequately explained the rules of the upcoming
the Conrades Wetherell Science ed education, health care and bers, attended an informational session last Friday to learn about election.
Center. war policy. the rules and procedures of the WCSA Executive Election for the “It outlined exactly what we had to do, when it was due, and
He encouraged the OWU Penn said when thinking 2008-2009 academic year. what we could and couldn’t do,” Goodrum said.
community to volunteer for about those three issues it is WCSA president Tricia DiFranco ran the session. She outlined Gabrielle Holbrook, a freshman, thought DiFranco clearly
Obama before Tuesday’s prima- important to understand that two the duties of each executive officer and distributed information addressed the campaign deadlines and policy as well.
ry in Ohio. families have been in the White including deadlines and a guide to campaign regulations. “I thought it was very helpful. I think Tricia gave very good
Penn is known for his role as House for the last 20 years. All 36 members of WCSA were encouraged to invite at least information in the packet, and explained what we needed to do,”
Taj in National Lampoon’s “Van “Nothing has changed really. one non-WCSA member to the session. Even though only 10 non- Holbrook said.
Wilder” and as Kumar in “Har- Both Democrats and Republi- members attended, DiFranco was satisfied with the turnout and DiFranco fielded questions regarding Facebook groups, sup-
old and Kumar Go to Whitecas- cans have had great ideas,” anticipates a good election. porter signatures and approving campaign materials.
tle.” He currently plays a role Penn said. “If they had gotten “If we have this many people running I’ll be pretty happy. It Any student who didn’t attend the informational session last
on the TV series “House,” and looks like it will be much more competitive than last year, at least,” Friday and wishes to run for an executive position must speak with
spends most of his time travel- DiFranco said. “This event was to create interest. We want this DiFranco, Sharron Rymut or Megan Redding before submitting
See PENN, page 2
ing on the campaign trail. to be a competitive election. We want to elect someone who will their Intent to Run, which is due at 5 p.m. tomorrow.
Women falter in Family of Track teams
2nd round, lose to faculty creates take home
Wittenberg future city NCAC titles
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PENN, continued from
anything done in regard to edu-
cation, then my friend wouldn’t
have had to make the excruciat-
ing decision between a minimum
wage job and $90,000 driving a
truck in Iraq to save money for By Emily Hastings
college.” Transcript Correspondent
Penn said Obama has a
$4,000 tax credit for every Colleges Against Cancer
person that wants to go to col- (CAC), an organization affili-
lege. This applies per child in ated with the American Cancer
each family. This tax credit is Society started a branch at Ohio
in exchange for community ser- Wesleyan this academic year.
vice, which Penn said will get CAC has more than 150 campus
people involved in their com- chapters nationwide.
munity. “Everyone has been affected
Obama’s withdrawal strategy by cancer somehow and we just
will gradually withdraw troops want to make a difference,” said
over a period of 16 months after junior Lauren Smith, secretary
he takes office. He wants to of CAC.
make sure when we leave, no
Smith said the organization
entity will try to destabilize Iraqi
has four strategic directions: sur-
society, especially Al Qaeda
vivorship, advocacy, education
Penn said Obama was the and Relay For Life, which is the
only candidate who openly top fundraiser in the world.
opposed the Iraq War from the Photo by Samantha Beany Dawn Mericle, an American
Global Outreach performers prepare before the night's festivities.
beginning. Cancer Society Ohio Division
“We want to focus on human-
itarian issues in failed states,”
Penn said. “Places where states
Global Outreach performers 'step up' staff partner, is responsible for
bringing CAC to OWU. She
helps start new CAC chapters
are on the brink of collapse. By By Samantha Beany Samantha Spiridellis. Fresh- Club Steppers. The four men is a love story but we wanted to and then a permanent staff part-
making sure folks have humani- Transcript Reporter men Michele Gilbert and Marie and one woman have been step- apply the words to people help- ner is assigned to the school.
tarian access and aid, aside from Krulewitch won second place ping since 1996. They have ing people. ‘Lift your hopeful “I came to the college club
benefiting society and reducing It was a battle. One man and freshman Jessica Spafford opened for Alicia Keys and voice’ is a lyric. There is hope fair to see if anyone would be
poverty, you’re also reducing wielded a ukulele. Two women received third. are the only stepping group to that people will always help interested in starting a chapter
terrorism.” unsheathed their violins. Others Twesigye and Spiridellis have been invited to the White people.” here, and I got quite a few names
Penn said one of his friends carried guitars. Some danced played a violin montage of three House. In part two, the three judge- of people,” Mericle said.
had to make the decision wheth- and some sang. And in the end, Michael Jackson songs: “Beat Stepping is a form of percus- selected finalists returned to There are currently 22 CAC
er to buy glasses to see the the violins claimed victory. It,” “Smooth Criminal,” and sive dance where participants perform a second song. After chapters in Ohio. Mericle is now
chalkboard or buy textbooks for The Global Outreach Talent “Thriller”. use a mixture of footsteps, spo- these performances the audience working on starting a new CAC
his classes. Show premiered Friday, Feb. 29, “We arranged it ourselves,” ken word and hand claps to selected the winner. chapter at Capital University.
“Obama helped give 150,000 in the Chappelear Drama Center said Spiridellis. “It took sev- produce complex rhythms and The event was hosted by About 20 people came to the
kids and their parents health care and raised around $1,600. All eral hours and it actually wasn’t sounds. Rafiki Wa Afrika (RWA) and OWU chapter’s first official
in the Illinois state senate,” Penn proceeds go to the Ghana Stu- completed until 3:30 a.m. the The show was broken into the Ghana Culture Immersion meeting. Smith said she hopes
said. “(He did this) by making dent Education Fund (GSEF), day of the performance.” two parts. In part one, the nine Team (GCIT). RWA's mission to increase that number over
Democrats and Republicans sit Twesigye said, “We thought acts, eight musicians and one is to promote awareness and
a non-profit, non-government, time, while retaining their cur-
down together. It was something
student and faculty run philan- it would be fun contrast from dancer performed. Senior Bryn diversity by providing cultural rent members.
he did with the help of folks
thropy that offers scholarships our first piece,” which was a Trogdon and sophomore Annie awareness about pertinent issues “I don’t think we will have
across the aisle. And it was very
to bright and needy students in four movement Suite by com- Worth performed the song “Fall- around the world. GCIT's goal any problem retaining people
successful. This is the type of
person that we need to lead us Ghana. poser Moszkovsky. ing Slowly”. is to “promote peace, under- because it’s such a good cause,”
forward.” First place went to senior The show opened with a per- “I think it’s perfect for the standing, and culture to every- Smith said. “There’s no other
Penn said we have had politi- Peace Twesigye and freshman formance by the P.L.A.Y.E.R.S show,” said Trogdon. “The song one,” said Scarlett Rebman. group quite like it on campus.”
cians in the White House, but if The group’s adviser is French
Obama is elected we could have Professor Susanna Bellocq, a
a statesman potentially for the cancer survivor.
next eight years.
“Think about the power that
we have to change the face of
Perusing the archives “I was asked to be the advis-
er because one of the students
knew I am a cancer survivor and
the presidential election,” Penn talk openly with students and
said. “Everyone assumes that colleagues who face a diagnosis
the young demographic will of cancer,” Bellocq said.
not vote. Our individual voices Bellocq said she is proud to
all over the country have come be the group's adviser
together. This really is a move- “I am impressed with the sin-
ment for change we are seeing cerity and seriousness of purpose
all over the country. of the Ohio Wesleyan students
Penn said four years ago he
who are involved,” Bellocq said.
didn’t think one vote could make
The group focuses on specific
a difference, but now he now
cancers to promote awareness,
realizes it could in this primary
and the 2008 election. such as prostate cancer, breast
“The ball is now in your cancer, lung cancer, childhood
court,” Penn said. “The torch cancer, and cervical cancer,
has officially been passed. The according to the American Can-
opportunity we have in Ohio cer Society.
leading up to Tuesday is huge In October the group sold
because we can decide the fate shirts to raise awareness for
of the presidential election.” breast cancer that read “Save
Second Base” on the front of
the shirt and “If you love them,
Need help? check them. Breast Cancer
Want help? Photo by Micah Klugman Awareness” on the back.
Carol Holliger, archivist for the Archives of Ohio United Methodism gives students tours of the second floor spe- November was lung cancer
cial collections. She offered the opportunity on Feb. 28 and 29. The tours highlighted rare books and extensive awareness month and CAC par-
The Transcript ticipated in the Great American
wants you to Smokeout, which always takes
advertise! place the third Thursday of
Contact Pooja Mark Shipps raises money with capital campaign November in conjunction with
Goswami at By Shade Fakunle Campaign. This was named be renovated to include a new Fund allocates the money. The night of Nov. 14, 2007,
owunews@owu. Transcript Correspondent for Branch Rickey, who gradu- playing surface and improved “The Annual Fund office in CAC chalked a 20-foot perim-
ated in 1904 and is known in lighting. particular is currently working eter around campus buildings to
edu for informa- show people the legal distance
Mark Shipps ('70) was re- baseball history. This part of the Later in the campaign, a new with the Alumni Relations office
tion on rates. established as a member of the campaign has a focus on athletic building will be constructed. to better engage Ohio Wesleyan they must stand if they want to
Ohio Wesleyan community as and recreational programs. This building will house a nata- students," Ott said. "We real- smoke.
he became the vice president of Currently, nine facilities are torium and an indoor turf facil- ize that students are ‘resident They also lined the Jay Walk
University Relations in July of a part the plan. Modifications ity. According to the campaign alumni’ and that we must con- with tombstones that had lung
2006. to Selby Stadium began in early booklet, this will allow "free- nect with them and build rela- cancer and smoking facts writ-
He has since begun to 2007 with the new track and dom and flexibility in schedul- tionships long before they leave ten on them.
expand the horizons of OWU turf. According to Shipps, this ing practices for virtually every campus." The group is currently orga-
with a capital campaign. Shipps summer the outside wall of the Battling Bishops Team." Shipps began working on the nizing the annual fundraiser
said he loves being back at the Stadium will be replaced. Also, These are only a few of the capital campaign when he took Relay for Life, which will take
university. “It’s coming back modifications will be made to changes that the Remember- his position. He works to raise place March 28 to 29. Participa-
home,” he said. He is follow- the locker room. ing Mr. Rickey Campaign will money for the university. Since tion is limited to the OWU com-
ing the steps of his father and The new women’s softball make to university buildings. June 2005, $58 million has been munity, because the Delaware
grandfather, he said, as they field is also a part of this cam- There will also be landscaping raised. community has other relays they
were both dedicated to OWU. paign. The women on the team improvements and modifica- “Many students don’t real- can participate in, said junior
Prior to his return, the Board are even helping with the finish- tions to Edwards Gym. ize that,” Shipps said, as he Megan Evans, the Relay for Life
of Trustees approved plans for ing touches. The baseball field “The Annual Fund is a chief explained what really goes in to coordinator.
the capital campaign. This cam- will be modified as well as the component of the capital cam- the process. Bellocq said she plans to par-
paign was designed to raise field hockey field. paign," said Candace Ott, direc- Shipps said the decision to ticipate in the cancer survivor
money to fix the various prob- Several additions will be tor of the Annual Fund. "Our come back was easy. "I plan relay lap.
lems with university buildings. made to Branch Rickey Arena. objective is to increase Annual to stay here until they kick me “It’s understood that as a
These buildings include the stu- They include a new entrance Fund dollars within the cam- out,” said Shipps. high-stage cancer survivor
dent center, athletic buildings to the building that will have paign and maintain those levels “It is a pleasure working for myself, I have to be vigilant in
and dorms. a glassed-in lobby. This lobby of funds long after the campaign Mark Shipps," Ott said. "His avoiding fatigue,” Bellocq said.
The part of the campaign ori- will feature a Hall of Fame and is over." passion and history with the “The flip side of my partici-
ented toward the athletic build- concessions. There will also be Most of the money for the university makes him a great pation, though, is how energiz-
ings, currently in effect, is called easier access to parking. campaign comes from monetary leader. We are fortunate to have ing it has been to work with
the Remembering Mr. Rickey Gordon Field House will gifts from alumni. The Annual him." these students.”
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ECC equips future elementary teachers A little night music
experience. Parents and their children spend
“As a staff member, I par- time crafting and bonding and
ticipate in what the ECC calls all the parents are always happy
guided exploration," Bucceri to talk. It was also nice because
said. “This is a time when the I met a mother who is a Delta
children are free to choose the Gamma Alum from OWU.”
activities they want to do-- Students say they work with
whether it’s an art project, cog- about eight children at a time,
nitive skill activities, or pretend- and sometimes it is more one on
ing and playing. one time.
"Also, I sometimes read “The number of children
stories aloud to the children as I work with varies from hour
a transition from one activity to hour.” Bucceri said. “Dur-
to the next. I’m there to assist ing ‘guided exploration’ I work
and interact with the children with as many as eight children.
as much as I can to gain experi- But there are times when I work
By Chelsie Pacha “Being an education major, ence in the classroom.” more individually with certain
Transcript Correspondent I became a staff member last Spirakus said community children who need assistance
spring when I had to complete involvement is another great for whatever reasons.”
Students of OWU get volunteer hours/observations for aspect of working at the center. Spirkaus said he would
involved at the Early Child- my education class: The Role “The staff at the Early Child- like to see more students get
hood Center (ECC) by assisting of the School," Bucceri said. hood Center would take trips involved at the ECC.
teachers, interacting with chil- “So this year I decided I would around the area to places like “I have told my friends who
dren and taking part in special work there.” the fire station, the art museum, are looking for a work-study job
activities and projects. Many students, including the gym, the Delaware run, the to go there because it is so much
The Early Childhood Center Senior Matt Spirakus, enjoy library, and other places around fun,” Spirakus said.
is a preschool system set up for working at ECC so much they OWU.” Others say it is a great was to
the Delaware community. Pro- go back to do work study. As for Bucceri, she said she experience a preschool environ-
fessional teachers plan, orga- “I started there my freshmen has encountered many interac- ment.
nize and teach each class while year through EDUC 110--role tions within the Delaware com- “I definitely encourage oth- Photo by Amy Herrington
student staff members help. For of the school,” Spirakus said. munity. ers to get involved--especially Musician Matt Wertz performs songs off of his new
university undergraduates, there “After I had to work there I “I have interacted with the those who are early education album, 'Everything in Between,' in the Benes Room
is a laboratory in early child- liked it a lot and went back to community members on sev- majors,” Bucceri said. “It’s a on Feb. 27.
hood education. do work study.” eral occasions,” Bucceri said. great way to get experience in a
Sophomore Leanna Buccer Students say they are able to “Last year, the children had an preschool environment, so I find FIJI, from Page 1 not so surprising to senior and
said the program is great for interact with the children one on end of the year party, and this it helpful to apply my observa- deactivated FIJI member Raza
education majors. one while getting a classroom year we had a Christmas party. tions to teaching.” dent was an important influ- Naqvi.
ence on his decision to pledge. “The fraternity had been in
Economy recedes as dollar loses value
“This year I went up there a fairly steady state of decline.
and hung out and decided that Since I was pledging [3 years
these are the guys I want to call ago], the issues were already
my brothers,” Levert said. prevalent,” Naqvi said.
By Mark Dubovec Larson also described the ing market, Humpage said, County’s population has grown Sophomore Ben Wolf, who All the current members are
Transcript Reporter Chinese yuan-dollar exchange, explaining that as more mort- from 67,000 in 1990 to 157,000 received a bid but never offi- allowed to remain in the frater-
and how for several years, the gages defaulted, banks became in 2006. He added, “Overall cially pledged to the fraternity, nity house until the end of the
The United States economy rate has remained stable with less willing to loan money, and employment is up 88 percent said he was disappointed. school year, however little is
could face either recession or the dollar much stronger. that takes money out of the since 2000.” Delaware County “I feel pretty crummy about known regarding the pledges.
inflation in 2008 as a result of “The exchange is controlled economy. “Good borrowers will has consistently had the lowest the closing," Wolf said. "It’s a “They currently are not on
the falling dollar and the declin- by the Chinese government, but be shut out, which will spill out or second lowest rate of unem- shame that such a prominent, the official roster of Phi Gamma
ing housing market. That’s what it’s changing,” Larson said. into the economy and cause a ployment in the state. long-standing fraternity was Delta, so I believe there no lon-
Dale Larson, Owen Humpage Recently, the Chinese gov- recession,” Humpage said. Even with the labor and pop- closed down so abruptly." ger remains a pledge process,”
and Bill LaFayette said on Feb. ernment has been steadily To prevent recession, the Fed ulation growth, Delaware Coun- Freshman student Ashley Yu, Naqvi said.
28 at the 2008 Economic Out- increasing the value of the Yuan has cut interest rates and will ty has lagged behind the nation- who knew several of the FIJI The members of the frater-
look Conference. relative to the dollar, and Lar- likely continue to do so, but that al average in other areas. “2007 brothers and pledges expressed nity living in the former FIJI
Larson, founder of Larson son said the U.S. trade deficit could possibly lead to inflation, was the fourth consecutive year similar feelings. house named their group the
Global Consulting and profes- will steadily decrease over the Humpage said, the local economy underper- “It sucks that OWU just lost "Gentleman’s Society Club."
sional lecturer at John Hopkins next few years as a result. “The “We’re cutting the federal formed the national average, another fraternity, because we Phi Gamma Delta was found-
School of Advanced Interna- decline of the dollar has a ben- funds rate to increase liquidity,” and 2008 looks like it’ll be the don’t have as many compared ed at Ohio Wesleyan in 1869.
tional Studies, began the discus- efit on the trade deficit but a Humpage said. “We’ve eased fifth year,” LaFayette said.a to other liberal arts schools,” Yu Naqvi said the fraternity
said. should be able to re-colonize
sion with how much the dol- negative effect on inflation.” monetary policy a lot.” The economic outlook has
However, the closing was itself within 3 or 4 years.
lar has fallen and how it affects Inflation is one of the con- Presently, inflationary predic- some students concerned. “It’s
U.S. trade. cerns of Humpage, who works tions are cautiously optimistic, a little early to tell,” said junior
Larson said the euro for the Federal Reserve Bank Humpage said, but he expressed Ryan Jordan. “We’ll probably
increased in value relative to of Cleveland. “There are three some doubts. hit a recession soon. The hous-
the U.S. dollar from 82 cents to things the Federal Reserve is “Personally, I’m getting ner- ing market is a big issue. People
$1.51 over the past six years. worried about: a meltdown of vous. It’s hard to reverse policy, not being able to afford mort-
“ T h a t ’s a n e n o r m o u s the financial market, a recession and that could cause inflation.” gages and rising gas prices--
change,” Larson said. This and a rise in inflation.” LaFayette, vice president those are the two big issues I’m
change affects the price compet- It’s the third item which con- of Economic Analysis for the worried about.”
itiveness of exports by enabling cerns Humpage most. Columbus Chamber, outlined Junior Mark Miller said, “I
Europeans to buy more Ameri- The inflationary problem the Delaware County economy. do think we’re in for some hard
can goods. stems from the declining hous- LaFayette said Delaware times, relatively speaking.”
Casting her first vote Advertise
the staff of
Photo by Myra Blackburn
First-time voter and freshman Heather Werling casts her ballot at the Zion AME
Church on S. Washington Street on March 4. Ohio was one of four states holding
presidential primary elections on Tuesday. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton won the
state with 55% of the vote.
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Prof’s son takes
first in ‘Future
By Kaitlin Thomas Hall said.
Transcript Correspondent Heritage Middle School won
their regional competition held
Lynda K. Hall, professor of Jan. 19 at the Columbus Science
psychology, has something to Institute, qualifying their team
smile about. Her son, Jeremy for the national competition.
Boyd, a seventh-grader at Her- The presentation team, which
itage Middle School in West- Boyd was a part of, was only
erville, Ohio, was part of the part of the group that created
school’s team that took home RA.
first prize in the Future City A group of twenty stu-
National Finals Feb. 18-20 in dents, their teacher and a vol-
Washington, D.C. unteer engineer who served as
The mission of the National the team’s mentor, all worked
Engineers Week Future City hard on the competition’s four
Competition, now in its 16th areas. The group then voted on
year, is “to provide a fun and the three students who would
exciting educational engineer- represent their team at the com-
ing program for seventh- and petition.
eighth-grade students that com- Hall said the Heritage’s
bines a stimulating engineer- volunteer mentor, Ted Beidler
ing challenge with a ‘hands- from the Franklin County, Ohio
on’ application to present their Engineering Department, let
vision of a city of the future.” the students decide what they
Photo by Mary Beth Scherer Hall said she could not have wanted to do with their city. He
Calvin Cooper from Capital University and sophomores John Hering and Katherine MacNamara supported Senator been more proud of the work was hands off but would step in
Barack Obama during the debate on Feb.19. Hering argues that his candidate deserves to be president. her son did on the project. when he saw a problem.
As a member the Future City “He pointed out their pit-
Debaters discuss merits of presidential team, he worked to put together
a simulation of their city with
the videogame SimCity 3000,
falls,” Hall said.
The students were expected
to know about their city and to
candidates days before Ohio primary write an essay and an abstract
about the city and make a scale
model to be presented at the
be prepared to defend it, as they
would be judged by a panel of
engineers during their presenta-
By Mary Beth Scherer well and both sides were have seen more. thought “the whole table did competition. The model had a tion. After the top five schools
Transcript Reporter “coherent.” Paul said he thinks “I felt it could have been a wonderful job outlining the budget of $100, so most of it were chosen, the students had to
this is important. slightly better organized and broad strokes of the campaign.” was created from recycled mate- repeat their presentation in front
On Feb. 29, students gath- “I have debated with Obama given more opportunities Paul said the students who rials, Hall said. of a larger audience consisting
ered in the Hamilton Williams supporters in the past and you’d for members of the crowd to supported Obama during the Boyd’s team placed their of the judges, parents and the
Campus Center to watch a be shocked to find out how little address questions to each side, debate “performed exception- city of the future, RA, in Egypt, other teams.
debate between supporters of they know,” Paul said. so as to facilitate better audi- ally well,” although being a an unusual choice among the There has been only one
presidential candidates Sena- Paul said he was happy with ence participation,” Osei-Bonsu Clinton supporter, he still tends teams. Most chose well popu- other team from Ohio to place
tor Barack Obama and Senator the turnout, but the numbers said. to disagree with them. lated areas. Hall said they chose in the top five of the competi-
Hillary Clinton. were low. Some people who Sophomore John Hering, “I think that their views to place it in the desert to “look tion, Hall said.
The students who participat- said they were coming had to who supported Obama during reflected the opinions of many at how people will adapt.” One of those students, now in
ed in the debate expressed why attend a WCSA meeting instead, the debate, said he thought the Obama supporters on cam- The topic for this year’s high school, helped this year’s
their candidate deserved to be Paul said. debate was a success, and more pus,” Paul said. “I do believe essay focused on how nanotech- team with their project.
president. Senior Dan Whalen, who people got into it the more it that their main focus was ethos- nology would be used to moni- Hall said the team was
The students answered ques- watched the debate, said it was “heated up.” based, but they represented their tor the city’s infrastructure. thrilled when they made the top
tions related to their candidate’s a good idea to have one, but he Hering said what’s important viewpoints very well.” Their winning essay focused five, let alone the top spot.
position on topics ranging from thought it was “pretty disorga- is student interest in the Demo- Whalen said he did not on how this technology would “We were really shocked
health care and immigration to nized and it eventually became cratic Party. change his mind about which be used to manage their city’s when we realized they were the
the Iraq War and the environ- just a war of which side could Hering said he didn’t know candidate he supported after sewer systems. first place winners,” Hall said.
ment. be louder.” about the debate until five hearing the debate, although he “The technology would pro- The rest of the teams imme-
Junior Amir Paul, presi- Although there was some minutes before it started and thought Paul was persuasive. vide RA engineers with precise diately congratulated them after
dent of Ohio Wesleyan College audience participation, senior would liked to have done more But Paul may have succeed- data, a state-of-the-art monitor- the awards were announced, she
Democrats, supported Clinton Stan Osei-Bonsu, who support- research on Obama’s presiden- ed in persuading a few, as Clin- ing system, automated repairs said.
during the debate. ed Obama during the debate, tial goals. ton won the Ohio primary with and precise problem detection “They were all so sup-
Paul said the debate went said he would have liked to Overall, Hering said he 55 percent of the votes. that is economically advanta- portive of one another,” Hall
geous, protects citizens’ heath said. “Their character really
'Birding' gains popularity BREAK, from page 1 would not be worth it.”
Pohoomul said she would
and preserves the environment,”
the students wrote.
Hall said the most surpris-
stay in Delaware to save money The Future City competition ing part of this adventure is not
By Ross McHale have enough money to stay in a and catch up on work, but that consists of 1,100 middle schools that the team took home the first
Transcript Correspondent hotel.” remaining in town would not be from across the nation. Hall said place trophy, but that these stu-
Sophomore Shahina exciting enough. she believed most schools were dents were determined to cre-
What has four eyes, a note- Pohoomul, also an international “I would rather go broke private schools which had more ate a better way of life for the
book and a passion for the elu- student, said although she would than stay back in Delaware,” of a say in the way students future. They were set on creat-
sive Dark-eyed Junko? No, it’s love to visit new places over Pohoomul said. “There’s no spent their day. ing a safer, more efficient and
not Batman. It’s one of the spring break, she does not have good public transportation in “One school had Future City “greener” world.
many Ohio Wesleyan students the time and money to plan such this place, there’s not much to as a class period. We did ours “They want to be part of the
who have recently taken up bird trips. do recreationally. In fact, many on evenings and weekends,” solution,” Hall said.
watching. “I need visas to go outside of international students who
“I think it’s a great way to
Trees are cool...
Dark-eyed Junko the United States," Pohoomul would stay back do not have
just get out into nature and lose sketch them, at least until they said. "Visas for many countries cars, so that means I would be
yourself for awhile,” said Jack decide to fly away,” Adams are ridiculously expensive.” stuck on campus with nowhere
Stenger, a sophomore and teach- said. “Some like to leave in the Pohoomul said she was ini- to go.”
ing assistant in Jed Burtt’s Zool- middle of the drawing, so that
ogy 341 class. “Compared to can get pretty annoying.”
most other activities, it’s not all Adams said that students who
tially planning on going to Lon-
don for spring break but said the
visa “costs a bomb.”
Pohoomul said she chose to
go to New York because “it’s
Please recycle the
that strenuous, so it helps me are not enrolled in Zoology 341
relax most of the time.” are encouraged to come along.
Stenger, who has been bird- The outings are not restricted to
“For instance, the visa itself
costs a little under $200,”
Pohoomul said. “A ticket from
“Tickets are semi-cheap if
you book them in advance,”
Pohoomul said. “You’re not
ing for more than 12 years, said members of the class and begin- Columbus would not cost less leaving the country, so I didn’t
the lab meets twice a week and ners can pick up birding faster than $800. So that’s a thou- need to worry about a visa. Also,
travels all over Delaware Coun- than most other sciences. sand, not including the spending it’s probably the best place in
ty in search of rare and exotic “I would have to say one of money. Not only is that out of all of United States, so I’m not
birds. the best things about this class my budget, a week long break complaining.”
“Usually we stay on campus is that counts as a science credit,
but occasionally we cover the Polaris Recruitment Communications interest-
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mZuri uses past to make pointed statement on activism
By Malika Bryant Through spoken word and
Transcript Correspondent live gospel spirituals, mZuri
“The scars that my grand-
“mZuri brings intensity and pas- communicated with the audi-
ence as if she were civil rights
daddy wore across his back
was laid across my forehead,”
sion that allows you to get to know activist.“When you go out to
vote, the spirit of Fannie Lou
Fannie Lou Hamer said while the character,” freshman Jae Hamer will rise!” mZuri said,
looking out into the small Ohio while rising to her feet.
Wesleyan audience, made up Blackmon said. During a short intermission,
of students and Delaware resi- a documentary was shown on
dents. the 2000 elections. The docu-
The Office of Minority teered to register to vote. She speaking rights in the Missis- mentary highlighted the issues
Student Affairs and the Black was denied this chance many sippi Delegation. that affected Florida’s voting
World Studies Department have times, but never gave up. At One year later, President ballots. Afterward, mZuri reap-
been sponsoring a month-long one point she was jailed and Lyndon B. Johnson signed the peared to answer questions from
Black History Month celebra- beaten because of the work she Civil Rights Act of 1964, which the audience.
tion. had done to become a registered eliminated unequal voting poli- When asked why this docu-
One of the programs in this voter in the state of Mississippi. cies. mentary was placed in the mid-
series included “The Fannie Hamer is one of the found- The audience members dle of the program, mZuri said
Lou Hamer Story," by mZuri. ers of the Mississippi Freedom seemed to have a positive reac- she thought it was important
The performance occurred on Democratic Party (MFDP). This tion to the performance. to show how President George
Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the party was formed in order to “mZuri brings intensity and Bush had won the election.
R.W. Corns Building at 7:30 challenge the Mississippi Del- passion that allows you to get to She also said she wanted to
p.m. The play has been per- egation. The delegation was know the character,” said fresh- stress the importance of voting
formed for seven years by made up of all caucasian citi- man Jae Blackmon. and described how in past per-
mZuri, actress, educator and zens. Senior Myra Blackburn said formances she has had a voter
singer. African-Americans felt that this play allowed her to go back registration table set up by the
“I wanted this play to have the group was an unfair repre- into her past and acknowledge entrance to encourage people to
layers,” mZuri said. sentation of Mississippi’s popu- her ancestors. get involved.
Fannie Lou Hamer was the lation. She said the play was inspir- She said that audience partic-
grandchild of slaves and the Eventually, Hamer was ing and a learning experience. ipation is very important; many
youngest of 20 children. She granted a meeting with the Cre- It helped her recognize the of the music selections encour-
worked for 18 years as a share- dentials Committee of the Dem- importance of voting because of age the audience to sing along.
cropper on a Mississippi planta- ocratic Presidential Convention. the many people that have been mZuri said that she wanted the
tion. The convention gave two mem- dehumanized in the fight to gain play to share a cultural, as well Photo by Catie Coleman
In 1962, Hamer volun- bers of the MFDP voting and the right to vote. as a church, experience. mZuri as Fannie Lou Hamer
Gay couple presents struggles through their art
Performance artist Tim couples. of America. This is a job for decency” can be constitutional
Miller and his partner, author “Glory Box” recounts performance art! Sparks will criteria for federal funding of
Alistair McCartney, have Miller’s trials in working to fly! Rodan meets Godzilla!” the arts.
faced many difficulties as keep his Australian partner, Miller has performed While at OWU Miller will
homosexuals in America. McCartney, in the United States. throughout North America, visit classes and conduct a
Miller will present his one- The performance is relevant in Australia, and Europe and performance workshop for
man show “Glory Box” at 8 that the couple may be forced to recently was nominated for theatre students. McCartney also
p.m., March 19, on the Main leave the United States this year the Gay & Lesbian Alliance will be in Delaware to promote
Stage of the Chappelear Drama in order to remain together. Against Defamation (GLAAD) his new book, “The End of the
Center. The couple's visit is “I want the piece to conjure Media Award for his new World Book,” with a reading
sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, for the audience a new ‘Glory work “1001 Beds.” He gained on March 18 at the Mean Bean.
Bisexual, Transgendered Box,’ a new kind of hope chest, notoriety as one of the “NEA The two will be available for
(GLBT) Resource Center. that can be an alternative site Four” artists whose National a question-and-answer session
Taking its name from the for the placing of memories, Endowment for the Arts grants after the March 19 show.
Australian term for hope chest, hopes and dreams of gay were rescinded in 1990. The There is no charge for
“Glory Box” has been described people’s extraordinary potential four sued and ultimately won tickets, but donations to benefit
as a “funny, sexy, and politically for love," Miller said. "I think reinstatements of their grants GLBT programming on OWU
charged exploration” of same- ‘Glory Box’ has me diving plus punitive damages. The campus will be accepted.
sex marriage and the struggle into a situation where my most U.S. Supreme Court decided in For more information or
for immigration rights for personal identity as a gay man 1998 to overturn part of Miller’s to reserve tickets, call (740)
lesbian and gay multinational crashes against the hypocrisy case, ruling that “standards of 368-3196.
'Greek' is an accurate portrayal of life Sampling is key to hip-hop's
at OWU, according to this columnist creativity instead of a crutch
I do not want to hear about gings, but no one else.)
approach this issue. Firstly, one feelings in the form of lyrics.
how much Person A hates Per- Hate me if you want to.
son B for being drunk all the But I remember receiving an could say that this shows that This shows the flexibility of
time, unless it is on my televi- e-mail this past summer on the the music lacks creativity and hip-hop artists as they take a
sion. night the show was supposed to has to steal from others. I dis- song with no evidence of hip-
Secondly, I love that because premiere. It was from my soror- agree, though hip-hop may not hop influence and turn it into a
this is a television show, I do ity. be the genre to pick up instru- rap song.
Television shows are always not actually have to participate The e-mail wanted us, as ments or start a band, I believe The last sign of creativity in
better than real life, right? in any of the ridiculous events members of our fine sorority, sampling is a sign of its creativ- sampling that intrigues me is the
As a sister of one of our fine these sororities and fraternities to stand up to the negative and ity. ability to take unpopular songs
sororities on Ohio Wesleyan’s cook up. I get to be on the other untrue stereotypes that the show I have noticed this a lot in (unpopular to the average hip-
campus, I must say, “Greek” side again, laughing at the stu- was rumored to portray. recent album releases. Hip-hop hop fan at least) and turn them
the TV show portrays Greek life pid things those crazy Greeks If you have ever watched the takes music from many different into good hip-hop.
quite accurately. are doing. show, and you are a member music groups and blends it with Kanye West sampled Steely
However, the show is way I will admit that the events of the Greek community, can its own style. This is evident in Dan's "Kid Charlemagne" for
better than being an actual we put on are to raise money you honestly say that most of the gritty use of the rock/bongo his song "Champion." He takes
Greek on campus, because I am for our respective philanthro- the things that happen on the sounds of "In-A-Gadda-Da- one line from the song, “Don't
on the outside. pies. This is a good thing. But show have never happened, to Vida" by Michael Viner & The you realize/that you are a cham-
First, the drama that accom- deep down, even the most loyal your knowledge, here at OWU? Incredible Bongo Band. This pion in their eyes,” and makes
panies sorority life in this fic- sorority or fraternity member Because I will say they have. Today's column is about a rock sample is given a different it the entire theme of the song.
tional world really does occur in realizes how dumb half of these The show is not false in its prominent part of hip-hop-- flow and twist, and Nas is able This type of artistic vision is
real life. This is not a plot ploy, are. portrayal of Greek life. Some- sampling. Sampling has been write lyrics and keep a constant impressive and also highlights
although it is usually somewhat To embarrass ourselves may times it might exaggerate a cou- integral to hip-hop from the lyrical flow. the fact that hip-hop is influ-
exaggerated for more drama put a smile on the faces of non- ple of things. very beginning. What was once an instrumen- enced by every genre of music.
and/or comedy. Greeks, but I will tell you, I am But we all have secrets and Sugar Hill Gang sampled tal is now remixed and given a The hip-hop world is heav-
By putting any more than not smiling. Unless I am watch- our own gossip that circulates; "Good Times" for their song theme and a specific meaning as ily influenced by every genre
eight girls in one room at a time, ing it on TV. first it is just the house, but "Rappers Delight" in 1979. Nas uses it for the controversial of music, from Jimi Hendrix to
you are severely increasing the I realize that many of you then, given our small campus, Puffy (Puff Daddy, P. Diddy) song "Hip-hop is dead." Miles Davis to Diana Ross and
chances of gossip and drama. reading this are also members it makes its way to all of the sampled Diana Ross' "I'm Com- Another instance where a even Elton John. It is therefore
It is a fact of life. Girls love of the Greek community here at sororities. And there is the pos- ing Out" in 1997 for Biggie's sample has shown creativity is no surprise that these genres
gossip. We eat gossip for break- OWU, and you might think I am sibility of it extending further song, "Mo' Money Mo' Prob- on Nas' "Black Republican" fea- are incorporated into the music
fast. We gossip about other wrong about all of this. outside the circle of Greeks. lems," and Nas, in 2006, sam- turing Jay-Z. The song samples through sampling.
girls, we gossip about boys. You might even be mad. But, personally, I think the pled Nat King Cole's "Unfor- the Italian soundtrack from "The I believe that sampling is hip-
It's just what we do. But there Frankly, that does not bother show does an adequate job at gettable" for his single "Can't Godfather." This again takes a hop's connection to all music
comes a point when the gossip me. You are probably the peo- portraying the basics of Greek Forget about you." This proves simple instrumental and gives it and also a way of living in the
wheel gets old. ple who are angry about my col- life. that sampling has been a con- a deeper meaning. past. If there is ever a complaint
Watching this drama unfold umn trashing Oprah, and you If you have not seen the stant trend in hip-hop. What I find impressive was that "music was better back in
on my television removes me are probably the people I hated show, check it out for yourself. The question one must ask: Nas and Jay-Z's ability to keep the day," that claim is discred-
from the situation and breathes on last week about wearing leg- It returns with new episodes “Is this a negative or a positive the emotions expressed in the ited with hip-hop that samples
new life into my tired gossip- gings as pants. (Emily Rose, March 24 at 9 p.m. on ABC thing?” movie with the specific sound- music from the past and pays
worn body. you are allowed to wear leg- Family. There are many ways to track and then emulate those homage to its roots.
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Opinion Printing privileges here could use refining
After a few disheartening
incidents in the past couple
weeks, I stumbled across this
libprnt.htm (Ohio Wesleyan’s
printing services policy).
I’m going in there. It’s haunt-
I try explaining that she’s
a ghost herself, but there’s no
reasoning with an adolescent. I
journey alone. The tunnel stinks
… I am paying money to walk
through a wet, creepy tunnel to
use the slowest computer known
to man so I can print out an arti-
cle I don’t even want to read
with MY OWN PAPER?!
Students should be The top of the page reads
“Who Can Print.” Below it:
“Anyone with an Ohio Wesley-
of supernatural activity, or
maybe it’s just the water seep-
age bubbling up from the floor
Unfortunately, the Hayes
RA’s are unable to help because
the paper supply is out.
able to keep their cash an University network account
can print!!!” (I added the excla-
mation points for dramatic
-- either way it’s making me
regret my chosen path.
Alas, I arrive at the door to
They are kind enough to
point me in the direction of the
library though -- the library that
effect). Hayes unharmed, but slightly I am not going to walk to at 11
Unfortunately, I have had damp. In the Hayes “microlab,” o’clock at night in the pouring
As spring break approaches, students have to make legitimate reasons to print things I sit at my usual computer, pull freezing rain.
the difficult decision of where to stay. While there are
By Catie Coleman
in the past couple weeks. up the document and select So … who can print? “They”
many students who have ample time and money to go on Well, I take that back. Those “print.” would like you to believe “any-
vacation or make a trip home, it is not so easy for others. pictures of John Edwards and suitemates are scared of her, but After a short delay, I type one with an OWU network
his family I Photoshopped I’m only slightly annoyed when in my username, followed by account” can print.
While we commend the university for allowing interna-
myself into were purely for pri- she doesn’t knock. my password (which is not the In real life this translates to
tional students to stay on campus free of charge, we think vate purposes. But, perverted Anyway, Alicia and I decide same as every other account those who do not wish to print
this advantage should be granted to all students. democratic fantasies aside, I had to take the tunnel to Hayes, I’ve ever opened online because in Hayes or Welch, or anywhere
For many students, it is not financially convenient, or real assignments to focus on. something I rarely do, even that would just be asking for else -- except the library, of
in some cases, feasible, to travel for spring break, so they Picture it: it’s a cold, dark in the dead of winter. But my trouble). course.
Sunday evening, and I have to shoes are wet and I figure socks I wait. And wait. You’d be silly to think they’d
are stuck with shelling out an extra $15 a night to stay on print an article to complete an will do if I stay inside. Then it happens. The print- put real paper the dorm printers.
campus. We think this extra charge is reprehensible, con- assignment. I live in Stuy, and, So we get to the dreaded tun- er light starts flashing orange. Everyone knows some jerk will
sidering the excessive amount of money students already yes, my room is haunted -- by nel, and Alicia backs out. “Attention. Attention. Load tray just waste it on their … home-
spend on room and board at this university. a little girl named Alicia. My She says, “There’s no way 2.” So let me get this straight work!
It doesn't take much to understand U.S. policy
We fail to see the necessity of charging extra money
for some students to stay on campus while residential life
staff is already available in each of the dorms. Another
important factor is that heat, electricity, and utilities are Hello folks, this is my first about Al-Qaeda cells in Ger- families in Somalia without
left running regardless of how many people are there. It is column of the year. many, Spain and Great Britain wives, mothers and siblings.
also notable that Kenyon and Denison allow any student Perhaps I should introduce and didn’t go ape-shit with our Now that that’s out of the
myself. My name is Rory, missiles. way, I have some sports cover-
to stay on campus without charge during breaks if they fill although many of you may Oh wait, wait, I get it. The age that I promised would be
out an application. know me better as Mr. McHale, U.S. has no respect for third- my new focus.
Students not only come from all over the world, they or simply "Coach." world nations, and we realize no The other night as I was try-
come from all over the country. A flight home to Califor- I’m hoping this column will one will stop us, or even suggest ing to fall asleep, there were
serve as the place-to-go for on- gence we won’t share, at targets anything was out of line. Man some electrical disturbances.
nia or Colorado could be just as inconvenient as a flight that may or may not be there (in
campus sports commentary. oh man, I’m glad my tax dol- My refrigerator was humming
home to Venezuela or Colombia. It is also possible that a We’re going to cover it all— this case, better the target was lars pay a small amount of this and my computer continually
student may not have a home to which they can go. basketball, football, hockey and non-existent than the U.S. to noble mission. reloading or some noise to that
While they number of students this policy affects scuba-diving. I hope it’s a great have been targeting those who I know there are some hard- effect.
may be small, that just makes the university that much year?! were killed). nosed individuals who would As this racket kept me from
News: This past Monday, the I get this funny feeling if like to say something along the rest, it occurred to me there may
more petty for forcing students to pony up an extra $120 U.S. military struck a "target" the U.S. found out there were lines of: "Some things have to be some serious sexual tension
to stay over break. This charge is completely inexcusable, in Somalia at a "facility where "known terrorists" in England happen; we got to get the ter- between my fridge and com-
and the university should allow any student to fill out an there were known terrorists or France, they would hesitate rorists, with us/against us, etc.” puter. I felt worried for their
application to stay on campus free of charge. affiliated with East African al a little longer before indiscrimi- I know, I know, there’s another well-being as such tension can
Qaeda operations." nately and without consultation argument to be had about why be psychologically harmful. But
So there you have it. The bombing a house with women I’m right and you’re wrong. all was well when I realized,
Grandson seeks advice strike destroyed two houses,
killing three women and three
and children as the casualties.
But wait, the U.S. sent simi-
lar rocket attacks against Sudan
But, when one of our family
members dies or is killed, we
although computers are legally
human beings, fridges are just
children, and wounding 20, don’t tend to be as ‘badass’ in metal boxes for keeping things
on the topic of true love according to reports at the time
of this writing.
and Afghanistan in 1998, against
suspected terrorists. So when
claiming that these things need
to happen. More badassness
How could a human comput-
There we go. The U.S. will we suspect terrorists in certain comes when we start to talk er have feelings for a fridge?
Dear Grandpa, strike wherever we want in countries, we’ll send in rockets. about revenge for that death. After apologizing to my
Hey! How are you doing?! another country based on intelli- But we’ve also had information And there are now several more computer I finally fell asleep.
Things are alright over here in
U.S.’s opportunity: Europe reaching its nadir
“college land,” har har. Well,
not “everything” is alright. You
see, there is this girl I like, and I
think she might like me -- more There is no doubt: Europe’s towards a deepening of the divi- mate.
than friends. Not sure though. political and economic defense sion, now more concentrated With the November elections
We had a little tiff over an ING MORE IMPORTANT is vulnerable and unsecured. on the EU borders, between the serving as a second argument
animal. I was fighting for the THAN CATS! Did you tell that Such decline was predictable apparently integrated states and for change in foreign policy, the
animal’s rights (a cat!) and she “woman” that?! I hope you told given the fast pace Europe has the outsiders, the latter being U.S. should refocus its attention
wanted to do her job (which “her” about Cat-opia, otherwise embarked upon ever since the attracted in the Russian magnet on the European ground waiting
apparently is killing cats, but I don’t know why I’m writing early 1990s in unifying projects of political influence. for leadership.
I am just so smitten by her this God D letter. to launch the EU on the inter- There is one clear opportuni- Not only are countries such
that I feel I can look past some Why did I bother taking you national stage as an unrivaled It is now that the U.S. should ty, which is closer than expect- as Croatia and Albania await-
details!). kids to the cat museum every player. make a decisive move on ed: the Bucharest NATO sum- ing their NATO acceptance, but
You know I love cats, but Tuesday if you are just gonna Yet, the ongoing political European soil and address its mit on April 2 to 4. the rest of Europe needs more
what if this is the “one”!? cut the poor bastards up?! turmoil outside the EU Eastern involvement with coming elec- The presence of Putin and interest and American presence
Shoot-ba-doot gramps! Is this As for this “lady,” you need borders, the presence of Rus- tions and the political ground the expected NATO member- that could lift the backwards
what you meant when you said, to show her that you are serious. sian influence strongly exerted already laid. Will the U.S. seize ship invitation to Albania, Croa- European outsiders to Western
“Love is HARD, and so am I”? Give her something that she in Belarus and partially in Bul- this prominent opportunity and tia and Macedonia will be the economical levels and opportu-
Sometimes what you say goes doesn’t want, then, when she garia, and the continued internal not let a rising Russia win the key political pieces opening a nities.
right in one ear and out the tries to deny acceptance, you division within the Ukrainian battle in the Eastern sphere? Pandora’s box. Nevertheless, the And behind the ancillary
other! have the upper hand, because borders has negatively affected Kosovo’s recent indepen- event is an opportunity for voic- positive economic effects future
I guess I have a lot of grow- that is RUDE. If she is rude, let a unified voice. dence demonstrated to the world ing a more Transatlantic voice NATO membership would bring
ing up to do, and who am I her know. It will make her feel Added to such unstable polit- an ineffective European stance. in which further integration and for such a zone, the psychologi-
to tell her not to do what she indebted, and then she has to ical background came the pres- Europe is by far the cohesive democratic promotion can be cal effect plays an important
loves?! I can’t even figure out make it up to you! ence of ineffective political fig- body envisioned by its construc- rewarded by an admission to the role.
how to make my own costumes It sounds like you shouldn’t ures such as Sarkozy and a fad- tors given the national interest Euro-American body. Acceptance of the Balkan
for Halloween! All I wanted give her a cat though if you ing Gordon Brown whose voice prioritized by countries such Without a doubt, the U.S. is countries within the Western
was a hotdog costume, but it know what I mean!!! (Because and international perspective are as Cyprus, and Romania when playing a major role in the alli- body despite weak compatibili-
ended up looking like some- she cuts em up right? Ha?) See not remarkable, especially dur- confronted with a sub territory ance and can consider such a ty with the membership require-
thing else entirely! Help me out you on your birthday! ing a time where Europe needs, claim. summit as further expansion of ments, and the increased sup-
here gramps. more than ever, strong support Division and lack of coor- its allies, support and incontest- port and credibility for the U.S.
Zachy GrandPaw A and leadership. dination stand as clear Europe- able future in the most divid- presence in the region would
P.S.: If this person is a pro- With the reign of Europe fad- an signals playing to Russia’s ed and tumultuous region in benefit the U.S. externally and
Dear Zinny, fessor, that means YOU are ing clearly in the current unfa- advantage. The fragmentation, Europe. internally.
Sounds like you caught the paying “HER,” so as far as I’m vorable political mix, a vacuum lack of European security and Where the EU is failing, the The U.S. just needs to divert
love bug! Don’t worry, old concerned “SHE” works for is sensed and its waiting to be absence of clear commitment in U.S. can make its presence felt its attention towards on what
gramps is here to help! “YOU.” But you know better filled. Should it be the U.S. or a vulnerable place such as the and continue supporting a stron- once stood as a basis of its for-
First I want to tell you than me! I never went to col- Russia to play its cards for a Balkans will cost Europe dearly. ger Europe that is now lapsing eign policy: the Transatlantic
though, THERE IS NOTH- lege! dominance in Europe? And there are clear hints into an unprecedented stale- relation.
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OWU lets game slip away in second half
The OWU men's lacrosse
team fought hard in the
first half against fifth
ranked Lynchburg on
Sunday afternoon but
fell in the end 13-5. The
Bishops and The Hornets By Clay Davis
went blow for blow in the Transcript Correspondent
first half, trading goals to
make the score 4-4 with a If there's something people
little under seven minutes often forget at OWU, it's that
left in the first half. Senior there is a men’s swimming team,
Harrison Iuliano, who and a pretty good one, too.
finished the game with “I have got a feeling that peo-
two goals and an assist, ple do not even know we have a
scored once more before swim team,” sophomore David
the half but the Hornets Gatz said. “I have jokingly
struck thrice making the asked people if they are coming
score 7-5 at intermission. to a meet, and they have replied
Lynchburg came out with seriously that they did not even
a vengence in the second know we had a swimming pool.”
half, racking up goals and There are certainly reasons
imposing their will on the to come and support the men’s
Bishops defense. Despite swimming team, and the sea-
a large fan showing for son's not over yet.
the Bishops, they could Gatz is currently in training
not hold off the Hornets. as he prepares for the greatest
Senior Chris Eccles fin- prize: nationals. For him to get
ished the game with three there, it has taken a lot of hard
assists and senior goal work, but it has seemed to pay
keeper Ryan Perone had off.
10 saves for the Bishops. He has lowered the school
record in the 100- and 200-meter
breaststrokes, and Gatz said that
he got “provisional cuts fast
enough that I am still training
Editor sets record straight on best sports movies
for the NCAA national meet.”
Junior Brian Fahey said he
sees the improvement first hand.
“Overall, we sent more peo-
Alex Humbert Lenox omits some of the true Angel’s in the Outfield, The ever. story and it’s the feel good story
ple to finals, we are sending one
Sports Editor greats. Garbage Picking Field Goal 4. Little Giants – You find of my life. I hate Notre Dame. I
(Gatz) onto the NCAA Champi-
The list I have compiled is a Kicking Philadelphia Phenome- me another pee-wee football love this movie.
onship and the same guy broke
As sports editor, I am taking list for the people, by the peo- non, Bull Durham, Kingpin and player named Spike that can 2. Mighty Ducks Series –
two school records too,” Fahey
this opportunity to editorialize. ple. These movies should not Airbud. carry refrigerators on his back I feel like I shouldn’t have to
said. “We scored more this year
As a writer I respect the work be just confined to the category 5. Major League – I had a and a girl as badass as the Ice- write an explanation, a reason,
than last year so, overall, a really
of Drew Lenox, and on a week- of “sports movies,” but, rather, hard time putting this movie as box and I’ll take this movie off a synopsis or a justification
strong finish to the year.
ly basis his column provides me represent the greatest movies far down on this list as num- the list. Until then it’s here to for this one. The movie was
While the team finished 8th
with a giggle or two given his ever. I am not trying to say that ber five because it can only be stay. made into an actual NHL team
overall at conference, the team
cheeky analogies and insights. Lennox's list did not include described as "awesome" for a 3. Rudy – Hobbit Sam- for heaven’s sake. If you don’t
seemed to have a solid season,
He is a skilled columnist. some truly great movies. What I lack of a better word. Players wise Gamgee plays a Notre like this movie, then you are
and to Gatz, there is more to the
However, after last week's am saying is that he overlooked like Wild Thing, Willie “Mays” Dame Football walk-on who, not American and you probably
sport than wins and losses.
column on the "Academy the classics of the genre. Hayes, Pedro Cerrano and Jake against all odds, makes the team support Team Iceland.
“We are not overly concerned
Awards of Sports Movies", Sit back and enjoy. Taylor comprise the greatest because of hard work and deter- 1. Sandlot – Enough said …
about our record and just look
I cannot stand idly by while Honorable Mentions – Tribe team ever. Forever and mination. It’s based on a true
to see that our own times are
Spring training begins; teams plan upcoming season
improving,” Gatz said.
“Of course, we do not mind if
we win a meet here and there.”
Like Gatz, sophomore Kevin
Finally in 1998 he was sent to the Bos- the twin cities. The gifted Santana then learned in Boston that he can give to
Fahey sees the improvement on
ton Red Sox, where his career blossomed moved to the Mets in a trade that imme- Johan is how to become a warrior on the
the team through times, not nec-
into the legendary one known today. diately made the team the favorite to win mound. Pedro’s presence in games gave
essarily where they finished.
Pedro was put in a rotation with a the NL Pennant. a sense of invincibility to the Red Sox.
“All of us dropped time in
knuckleballer Tim Wakefield and jour- Unlike Martinez, Santana joined a It was a time when the Red Sox-Yankee
one way or another,” Fahey said.
neymen Steve Avery and Pete Schourek, rotation with two young talented start- rivalry had reached its pinnacle. Pedro’s
“We should all be proud.”
but, most importantly, former star pitcher ers, John Maine and Oliver Perez. presence gave something new to Boston
There have been challenges
With Johan Santana now in New Brett Saberhagen. However, he now teams up with it hadn’t had before. His emergence coin-
the men’s swimming team has
York, he will soon step right up and meet Saberhagen himself knew what it an aged and experienced Martinez. cided with the eventual rise of the Red
had to overcome.
the Mets. The most important Met he was like to be an ace at a young age. So now Santana has a mentor of his Sox over the Yankees, a final push to
While other sports seem to
will meet when the teams come to camp Through the mid to late '80s, he would own. There is no way to quantify the where we stand today when Boston said,
have an easy time recruiting,
will be Pedro Martinez. show flashes of greatness that made him impact Pedro can have on Johan over the “We aren’t going to take this anymore.”
that's not the case with swim-
The two pitchers have had eeri- one of the best pitchers in the game. next several years. Everywhere Johan So this is what Pedro can give Johan.
ming. According to Gatz, there
ly similar pitching styles through- While there is no memorable friendship can go, and everywhere he can take his Power. Courage. The strength to over-
were only two new swimmers
out their careers, and now, with San- between Pedro and Brett, it is safe to say new team, Pedro has been. come the lingering effects of the biggest
on the team this year.
tana’s move to New York, they’ve that the young ace learned a lot from the With their similar pitching styles, collapse in baseball history. The leader-
“One thing that was hard for
had eerily similar career paths, too. former all-star about the craft of pitching. Pedro can show Johan every little trick in ship needed to stop asking, “What hap-
the men’s team in particular was
After six years in Canada, at the age Ten years later, Johan Santana, at the the book he learned during his dazzling pened?” Johan, as Pedro did in the late
there was a rather nasty void of
of 26, Martinez finally got his wish and age of 27, came to New York after seven career. If you look at how smart Pedro '90s, can help the Mets take a stand. The
new swimmers,” Gatz said.
went to a contender. It had seemed like years in Minnesota. The Twins had is now with his far diminished physi- Mets are disgusted about always being
The good news, however,
an eternity that the incredibly talented patched together some winning seasons cal skills, could you imagine if some- second best to the Yankees. They are
is that the team has seen an
Martinez had put up ferociously good around Santana, but it seemed a consen- one had bestowed upon him the knowl- fed up about always coming up just a
increase in new faces for the
statistics year in and year out for a cellar- sus to much of baseball was that Johan’s edge he has today when he was 27? bit short, and they’re not going to take it
dweller. incredible talent was being wasted in The most important lesson Pedro anymore.
“Already, we have four new
recruits who have put down
Sports may be about the money, but for Cubs, there's a chance deposits, and three of them actu-
ally fit into some of our team’s
Almost everything in the world today, in some jump at it. weak areas,” Gatz said. “This
way or form, is about money. As the thoughts of the But when the talk of a team with tradition and a his- could make us as a team much
almighty dollar are circling all around, the importance torical building considers a name change, people should more competitive next year.”
of and focus on money has not escaped the sports be both alarmed and outraged. For a student who has not
world. The New York Mets will play their last game in seen the workouts that the swim-
Today’s athletes constantly look for larger paydays Shea Stadium on Sept. 28 of this year and move to their mers put into action, they may
and will sometimes abandon a situation for potential new home: Citi Field. And as one historic name is lost, not know that there are multiple
success if the money is right. another is being considered. phases to it, and for many swim-
Ticket prices continue to rise and, in many places, While the Chicago Cubs are not getting a new park, mers, it involves triathlons.
people must buy seat licenses to go along with their Cubs owner Sam Zell plans to sell the team and is con- “A lot of us are actually
season tickets. sidering selling the naming rights of Wrigley Field to really into triathlons and will be
But, while the business that accompanies sports is retire some of the debt of the Tribune Company. training for those over the sum-
understood, one of the sad things in sports these days Zell has good financial thinking in this decision as mer,” Gatz said. “Also, most of
is how the love of money and a chance to benefit finan- Citigroup is going to pay $20 million a year for the new us will probably be lifting and
cially leads teams to sell the naming rights of their sta- park in New York and Reliant Energy made a $300 mil- hitting the pool every once and
diums and arenas. What ever happened to the days where stadiums lion deal for 30 years for the Houston stadium. a while.”
The battles for naming rights are usually quite were named after the team name or the city--or actually But who can imagine the Packers not playing at That is why the team hopes to
expensive and, as soon as a contract is up, there are paid homage to their owners and founders? Lambeau, the Knicks not playing at MSG, or the Red be great next year, and as Kevin
new companies looking to get in on the action. In professional sports today, 17 of the 32 NFL teams Sox not at Fenway? It's the same for the Cubs at Wrig- Fahey simply put it, “I want to
Although it is mostly banks and insurance compa- play in a stadium named after a company. In the MLB, ley. go to nationals.”
nies that pay the big bucks to get their names associ- half the teams share this characteristic. The irony that would come to Sam Zell is that while
ated with the buildings, there are many other businesses In the NBA there are only five arena names, Char- he could sell the naming rights to Wrigley Field, the Support Bishops sports,
ready to spend. lotte Bobcats Arena, Madison Square Garden, New marquee that bears its name would have to stay because read the back pages of
In football, baseball and basketball there are insur- Orleans Arena, the Palace of Auburn Hills and the Rose it is a local landmark protected by city council. The Transcript and send
ance firms, electronics firms, businesses that sell sup- Garden, that are not a result of naming rights. Although the rest of the sports world is concerning comments to sports edi-
plies and some that sell drinks. There are airlines, a Some of the stadiums that bear names are newer themselves with money and profit, let’s hope the Cubs tor Alex Humbert
cable company, a clothing line and a place that pro- ones that come with newer franchises. This is under- and Zell will embrace the more important ideals of his- at email@example.com.
duces ketchup. standable as the companies see the new opportunity and tory and tradition.
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CHAMPS, from page 1
were coming into the game with
a lot of confidence and momen-
Senior post Jesse Jean said
the team went into the tourna-
ment with an attitude to take
down all competition, no matter
who they faced.
“Anything is possible during
this time of year, so we knew
if we came out ready to play
no matter who it was we had a
chance to win and thats what
we did,” Jean said. “I honestly
feel like we played with a chip
on our shoulders and no matter
who we played we were ready
to get that W.”
The 1988 season was the last
and only time that the Bishops
have gone to the NCAA tourna-
ment and they went on to win
the national championship. That
means the Bishops have never
lost an NCAA tournament game Photos on LEFT by Kyle Holliday/Photo on TOP from OWU Online
in it’s history. TOP LEFT: Sophomore Mitch Noggle pumps a fist in the air as he helps cut down the
Rudegeair, who was named nets at Wooster after the win. LEFT: The six senior Bishops Dustin Rudegeair (who was
the NCAC tournament’s Most named the tournament's MVP), Brian Cafarella, Jesse Jean, Ryan Rozak, Casey Teeters
Valuable Player, said there is no and Elliot Kaple hold up the NCAC Championship trophy. ABOVE: The 2008 Battling
pressure on this team to live up Bishops men's basketball team gather together for a group photo around the NCAC
to their predecessor’s unblem- Championship trophy held by senior Casey Teeters. The Bishops defeated Hiram, Al-
ished tournament record. legheny and Wabash en route to the championship.
“I don’t think that should was on Tuesday and the Bishops scoring offense with five play- both blocks and rebounds, said tions that the team is going to prove to the entire nation that
have too much effect on us drew a first round matchup with ers averaging in double digits,” Heidelberg is a solid but beat- through heading into the tourna- Ohio Wesleyan is a legitimate
pressure-wise because I don’t in-state opponent Heidelberg, Teeters said. “We know that able team. ment. basketball team.
think nearly as many people who won the OAC tournament they have beaten Capital, who “All I know is that they are “It is just an entirely differ- “You can expect a team
thought we would even make crown. The Berg is in a similar we lost to by only two earlier a good team and they are com- ent feeling now than during with nothing to lose and every-
the NCAA tourney, while the situation as the Bishops, in that this year but we also know that ing off a conference tittle win,” the season because there is no thing to gain,” Jean said. “You
‘88 team had a lot of expecta- they were not the top seed in they lost to Baldwin-Wallace Jean said. “I also know that if pressure for having let downs can expect a team that will do
tions on them,” Rudegeair said. their tournament but came out who we beat by 30 points. Our we play our brand of ball I think in conference games and stuff everything in it’s power to show
“Our main goal all season was on top as champions. assistant coach (Chad) Bostel- we can match up with any team like that,” Rudegeair said. “I am the nation that we belong!”
to win the NCAC tournament, Teeters said the team does man was an assistant coach for in the country.” absolutely elated and excited Teeters reiterated a point that
so now the pressure is really off not know a whole lot about Heidelberg last season so that The game against Heidelberg that we won the tourney and he made a couple weeks ago
and everything from hear on out Heidelberg as a team, other than should be very beneficial for will be played tonight at host have the opportunity we have to heading into the NCAC tourna-
is an added bonus to achieving common foes they have faced our team.” Centre college in Kentucky at 6. play in the NCAA tourney; it is ment.
our goal.” this season. Jean, who finished the sea- Rudegeair said it is tough to a great feeling.” "Expect six seniors who are
The NCAA Bracket selection “We know they have a high- son leading the Bishops in explain the feelings and emo- Jean said the Bishops want not ready to end their careers."
Men's track captures NCAC OWU women's track wins
Indoor Track Championship back-to-back championships
Photo from OWU Online
2008 NCAC Men's Indoor Track Champions Photo from OWU Online
From OWU Online junior Alex Havran winning in Other standouts for the 2008 NCAC Women's Indoor Track Champions
Sophomore David Burke 10:32.45, breaking the mark of Bishops included Nathan
From OWU Online 200-meter dash in :26.28. She citations were Newman, who
won two events, and Ohio Wes- 10:33.39 set by Paul Loehle, Osborn, who was fourth in the
Sophomore Casey Ridgeway combined with Kekic, sopho- was second in the 800-meter
leyan swept the three relays -- Aaron Dimbath, Dan Bowens 400-meter dash and eighth in
won two events and helped a more Ashlie Britton and Shaf- run; and junior Valerie Sloboda,
with two setting school records and Mike Synk in 2002. the 200-meter dash; freshman
relay team to another win, and fer to win the 800-meter relay third in the mile run.
-- on the way to winning the The Bishop 800-meter relay Jack Schemenauer, who placed
the Bishop 1600-meter relay in 1:47.43, breaking the school Other standouts included
North Coast Athletic Confer- team of Ellis, freshman Sean fourth in the 55-meter hurdles;
team won the meet on the final record of 1:49.70 set by Ridge- junior Jessica Merrill, who
ence championship meet, hosted Patrick, freshman Jordon Exeter junior David Stefanik, who was
event as Ohio Wesleyan suc- way, Ericka Newell, Erica Weh- placed fourth in the triple jump
by Denison University on Fri- and Nathan Osborn won its fifth in the 3000-meter run and
cessfully defended its North ner, and Britton in 2007. and the 55-meter hurdles and
day and Saturday in Granville. event in 1:31.33. sixth in the 5000-meter run;
Coast Athletic Conference title Sophomore Claire Everhart sixth in the high jump; fresh-
Ohio Wesleyan compiled 163 Patrick claimed the Bishops’ sophomore Steve Brown, who
by winning the NCAC indoor took Ohio Wesleyan’s other man Kat Zimmerly, who fin-
1/2 points to 135 for Allegheny. other first-place finish, winning placed fifth in the 55-meter hur-
championship meet, hosted by first-place finish, winning the ished fourth in the mile run;
Burke won the triple jump the 55-meter dash in :06.66 and dles and sixth in the high jump;
Denison University on Friday mile run in 5:25.75 and add- Reiter, who was fifth in the
with an effort of 44-10 3/4 and adding a fourth-place finish in sophomore Bryce Mathias, who
and Saturday in Granville. ing a seventh-place finish in 400-meter dash and seventh in
took the high jump by clearing the 200-meter dash. finished sixth in the 200-meter
Ohio Wesleyan and Alleghe- the 3000-meter run. Kekic took the 800-meter run; junior Laura
6-3 1/2. He also finished fifth in Also earning All-NCAC lau- dash and eighth in the 400-meter
ny were tied at 146 points apiece multiple All-NCAC honors, Binkley, who finished fifth in
the long jump. rels were Ellis, who finished dash;
going into the meet’s last event, placing second in the 200-meter the 5000-meter run; and junior
The Bishop 1600-meter relay second in the 200-meter dash Freshman Parone Mulrain,
the 1600-meter relay. The Bish- dash and third in the 400-meter Leah Schmelzer, who was sixth
team of junior Preston Osborn, and fourth in the 55-meter dash; who finished sixth in the triple
op squad of freshman Lainey dash and the high jump as well in the 3000-meter run and eighth
junior Ryan Ellis, sophomore Preston Osborn, who was sec- jump and eighth in the long
Kekic, freshman Rachael New- as sixth in the 55-meter dash. in the 5000-meter run.
Bryce Mathias and junior ond in the 400-meter dash and jump; sophomore Christian
man, senior Ashley Shaffer and Shaffer also won multiple The distance medley relay
Nathan Osborn won its event fifth in the 200-meter dash; Schlabach, who placed seventh
sophomore Kara Reiter finished all-conference honors, finishing team of Sloboda, freshman
in 3:26.12, breaking the school Exeter, who placed third in the in the mile run; and freshman
second in a time of 4:08.15. second in the triple jump, with Christa Cocumelli, sophomore
record of 3:26.28 set by that 200-meter dash and the long John Thatcher, who was seventh
Ohio Wesleyan finished the her effort of 35-5 3/4 break- Santa Zalite and senior Donna
quartet earlier this season. jump; sophomore Matthew in the 3000-meter run.
meet with 154 points to 152 for ing her own school record of Langerfeld finished fourth.
Ohio Wesleyan’s distance MacKenzie, who finished third Burke was selected the
Allegheny. 35-3 set in 2007, and second in Ridgeway was named Sprint-
medley team also established in the 800-meter run; junior meet’s Field Event Performer
Ridgeway won the 55-meter the high jump. She also placed er/Hurdler of the Year.
a school record, with the four- Andrew Bloom, who was third of the Year after winning the
dash in a time of :07.36, break- sixth in the 400-meter dash and Head coach Kris Boey was
some of junior Garret Andre- in the 55-meter hurdles; and triple jump and the high jump
ing the school record of :07.39 eighth in the long jump. named NCAC Coach of the
Johnson, freshman Kody Law, senior Michael Tornifolio, who and adding a fifth in the long
she set last year, and won the Also receiving All-NCAC Year.
freshman Kyle Herman and placed third in the pole vault. jump.
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