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         Never the Sinner: Tainted Love Rogge Talk
                                                                                                                                                               • volume 100 • issue 6




         Controversial                                                                                                                                 Centers on
           Play Has                                                                                                                                     Liberty
        Difficult Themes                                                                                                                            ROB FENOGLIO
                                                                                                                                                    NEWS EDITOR
        GARY JAMES
        WABASH ‘10                                                                                                                                     Michael Mandelbaum, a leading
                                                                                                                                                    authority on international affairs, was
                                                                                                                                                    able to speak about foreign policy and
            Hate the sin but never the sinner.                                                                                                      democracy, as well as Comedy Central’s
            That was the moral argument put for-                                                                                                    The Daily Show in the 2007 Benjamin A.
        ward by legendary attorney Clarence                                                                                                         Rogge Memorial Lecture.
        Darrow in a case the spanned the spec-                                                                                                         The speech Mr. Mandelbaum gave
        trum in probing the meaning of morality                                                                                                     last Friday was titled the same as his cur-
        itself.                                                                                                                                     rent book, Democracy’s Good Name:
            The case of Nathan Leopold and                                                                                                          The Rise and Risks of the World’s Most
        Richard Loeb is the case of two teenage                                                                                                     Popular Form of Government.
        millionaires who decide their intellectual
                                                                                                                       CLAYTON CRAIG | WABASH ‘08
                                                                                                                                                       Michael Mandelbaum said he believes
                                                      Spencer Elliott ‘10 and Seth Einterz ‘11 perform a dress rehearsal Tuesday.
        superiority justifies the brutal murder of                                                                                                  Russia, China and the Arab world are
        14-year-old Bobby Franks. It is also the                                                                                                    areas where democracy could grow. But
        center of John Logan’s play, Never the                                                                                                      the Director of the American Foreign
        Sinner, which opened last night at the        Patrick McAlister ‘10 as reporter one and      making a homosexual pact: Leopold
                                                      Dr. Bowman; Amina McIntyre, Assistant          would go along with Loeb’s criminality if      Policy Program at Johns Hopkins Uni-
        Ball Theatre.                                                                                                                               versity thinks the Arab world and Iraq
            The play explores the relationship        Director of the Malcolm X Institute, as        Loeb would engage in sexual exploits
                                                      reporter two, Germaine, and Dr. Hulbert;       with Leopold. And according to Niet-           present the biggest challenges.
        between Leopold and Loeb: their love,                                                                                                          In the lecture, Mr. Mandelbaum said
        their psychology, and their application of    Eric Selsemeyer as reporter three,             zsche’s philosophy and their own minds,
                                                      Sergeant Gortland, and bailiff; and James      they can brutally beat Bobby Franks            that America was a shining example to
        Nietzsche’s philosophy of the Ubermen-                                                                                                      the rest of the world.
        sc, or superior man. It also examines larg-   Morey as reporter four and Dr. White.          because they are better than him. They
                                                         The play takes place in Chicago in the      are better than everyone. And philoso-            “Americans would practice and per-
        er questions about humanity, morality,                                                                                                      fect their democracy and other people
        and legal ethics through an impassioned       1920s. Leopold and Loeb are onstage            phies are meant to be lived, reasons Loeb.
                                                      throughout the play, so there are no set          But all things do not go as planned.        would be so attracted and so impressed
        debate about whether or not Loeb and                                                                                                        by it,” Mandelbaum said, “that they
        Leopold should hang for their “supreme        changes. Instead, the stage consists of a      Evidence was left at the crime scene, and
                                                      single, round tiled floor with a dais in the   the rarity of the object found eventually      would fashion democracies of their
        indifference” to human life and human                                                                                                       own.”
        suffering.                                    center. Four chairs rest at the back of the    leads to the perpetrators. Leopold and
                                                      stage for a chorus of reporters that push      Loeb quickly degenerate from Ubermen-             Recently, this country has engaged in
            Never the Sinner is the first theater                                                                                                   the active promotion of democratic gov-
        production of the year and will run from      the plot and case along by announcing          sc to suspects, defendants, and convicts.
                                                      new developments through newspaper                There is irony in the fact that one sign    ernment across the world – Iraq is, obvi-
        October 3rd to October 6th. Professor of                                                                                                    ously, the current example. He said that
        Theater Dwight Watson is the director of      headlines of the time. Images of the dif-      of Leopold and Loeb’s superiority –
                                                      ferent settings are projected onto a black     wealth – becomes the vehicle for their         he doubts America will be successful in
        the play. James Gross is the scene and                                                                                                      bringing democracy to Iraq in the coming
        lighting designer. Caroline Stine is the      screen located behind the media corps as       indictment. And as they think through the
                                                      the fluid scenes phase in and out.             ramifications of possible punishments,         years.
        costume designer, and Georgeanna Smith                                                                                                         “None of the recent attempts by the
        is the make-up and hair stylist.                 Leopold and Loeb are two rich               the once-infallible duo realizes that they
                                                      socialites whose arrogance and boredom         will most likely be separated, the worse       United States to bring democracy to
            The play’s fourteen characters are per-                                                                                                 other countries – Iraq, Bosnia, Somalia
        formed by a cast of eight: Spencer Elliott    lead them to cruise the streets of Chicago     punishment of them all. If hanging meant
                                                      in search of a weak and unsuspecting vic-      they could stay together, Loeb reasons,        Kosovo, and so forth, have succeeded,”
        ‘10 as Leopold; Seth Einterz ‘11 as Loeb;                                                                                                   Mandelbaum said. “None has come
        Dustin Foster ‘09 as Prosecutor Robert        tim over whom they can exert their dom-        he’d rather hang.
        Crowe; Kyle Cassidy ‘08 as Darrow;            inance. They come to this decision after                             See, SINNER, Page 13                                See, ROGGE, Page 3
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                                                        Phi Kappa Psi Wins Homecoming,
       PAGE 2                 •   news                                                                                                                                         The Bachelor
        October 4, 2007




                                                        Delta Tau Delta Takes Runner-Up
          BACHELOR
           301 w. wabash Ave.
           crawfordsville, IN
                  47933


                                                        JACOB STUMP
                                                                                                                              “I felt like homecom-
                      EDITOR IN CHIEF
          Patrick Smith . smithp@wabash.edu                                                captive audience as a unity.                                            Four hours - or less - of sleep

                                                                                                                                 ing week was all
                                                        WABASH ‘11
                    MANAGING EDITOR
          Nelson Barre . barren@wabash.edu
                                                                                           Boos echoed as some houses                                              was not uncommon per night.


                                                                                                                              about putting our own
                                                                                           stumbled through verses or                                                  As      some      freshmen
                       NEWS EDITOR
         Rob Fenoglio . fenoglir@wabash.edu                                                chanted a clichéd line.                                                 approached 30 consecutive


                                                                                                                                individual spins on
                      OPINION EDITOR                       Homecoming - that time of          The Phi Delta Thetas, in                                             hours without sleep, banners
           Josh Harris . harrisj@wabash.edu             year when freshmen are             what was the shortest chant                                             and queens were paraded dur-


                                                                                                                              what it means to be a
                       SPORTS EDITOR
                    Chuck Summers .
                                                        thrown into the arena and told     performed, earned second                                                ing Saturday’s half-time to
                 summersc@wabash.edu


                                                                                                                               Wabash gentleman.”
                                                        to prove themselves.               place by ending their chant                                             cheers and jeers. An untimely
                        STUFF EDITOR
                                                           In similar gladiator fashion,   with a sharp “Get me a beer!”                                           gust was enough for some
                   Patrick McAlister .                  some houses rose to the fore-      while the Delta Tau Deltas                                              houses to lose hold of their
                  mcalistp@wabash.edu

                                                                                                                                      Chris Sidebottom
                                                        front of campus honors last        were awarded third for a hip-                                           banners and send them crash-
                       PHOTO EDITOR
          Clayton Craig . craigc@wabash.edu
                                                        week, namely Phi Kappa Psi,        hop theme.                                                              ing to the ground - hours of
                      ONLINE EDITOR
                                                                                                                                        Wabash ‘11
                                                        Delta Tau Delta, and Sigma            Phi Kappa Psi took first                                             tedious painting amounting to
                     Patrick McAlister                  Chi, who overall placed first,     place with a chant that bor-                                            little more than a grand fall.
                      LAYOUT EDITOR                     second, and third consecutive-     rowed from Bon Jovi’s “Living                                               Overall winner and winners
                       Aaron Parrish                    ly, while others, names unmen-     on a Prayer” and ended with a                                           of float, banner, and queen
                                                                                                                              resounded throughout the
                        COPY EDITOR
                       Jacob Stump
                                                        tioned, fared not so gloriously.   powerful “Wabash unites by         night.                               were announced between third
                                                           However, each participant       firelight!”                                                             and fourth quarters at the
                    BACHELOR ADVISOR
                                                                                                                                 “It was one of the craziest
                      Howard Hewitt
                                                        felt a stronger tie to the pride      After the chant winners         nights I’ve experienced,” said       game.
                                                        of Wabash come the game on         were announced, freshmen ran       Chris Lewis, a freshman Phi              Phi Kappa Psi took float and
                                                        Saturday.                          a chaotic footrace back to their   Kappa Psi. “I’ve never been so       banner, while Sigma Chi won
                                                           “I felt like homecoming         houses to begin construction       tired in all my life, but it was a   queen with Colin Fleck’s ’11
          The purpose of The Bachelor is to serve       week was all about putting our     on floats that would be judged                                          Irish dancing as a Quaker. Phi
          the school audience, including but not
                                                                                                                              blast.”
          limited to administrators, faculty and
                                                        own individual spins on what       at daybreak Saturday morning.         Being “so tired” was felt by      Kappa Psi, with top finishes in
          staff, parents, alumni, community mem-        it means to be a Wabash gen-       Powerdrills, hammering, and                                             chant, float, and banner, won
          bers and most importantly, the students.
                                                                                                                              many freshmen last week.
          Because this is a school paper, the con-
                                                        tleman,” said Chris Sidebot-       interfraternal         taunting                                         overall.
          tent and character within will cater to the   tom, a freshman Independent.
          student body’s interests, ideas and issues.
          Further, this publication will serve as a
                                                        “It was great to see so much
          medium and forum for student opinions         high-octane spirit from all
          and ideas.
                                                        over campus.”
          Although an individual newspaper,
          the Board of Publications publishes              Competitions began with
          The Bachelor. The Bachelor and                Chapel Sing on Thursday
          BOP receive funding from the Wabash
          College Student Senate, which derives         morning, when freshmen
          its funds from the Wabash College             aligned on the mall according
          student body.
          Letters (e-mails) to the editor are
                                                        to their house affiliation and
          welcomed and encouraged. They will            sang “Old Wabash” amongst
          only be published if they include name,
          phone, or e-mail, and are not longer
                                                        the screaming Sphinx Club.
          than 300 words. The Bachelor reserves            All wore white t-shirts,
          the right to edit letters for content,
          typographical errors, and length. All
                                                        though by the end some were
          letters received become property of           tainted with a red spray-paint-
          this publication for the purposes of
          reprinting and/or redistribution.
                                                        ed “W,” indicating insufficient
          Profanity may appear in the publication,
                                                        knowledge of the song. Fresh-
          but only in cases of direct quote or if       man Kyle Grand, a Beta Theta
          profanity is necessary to the content of
          the story. Please do not confuse
                                                        Pi, said Chapel Sing was an
          profanity with obscenity. No article or       unforgettable experience.
          picture of an obscene nature will
          appear in this publication.
                                                           “It was a once in a lifetime
          The Bachelor is printed every Thursday
                                                        experience and I enjoyed every
          at the Journal Review in Crawfordsville.      second of it. There is so much
          It is delivered freely to all students,
          faculty, and staff at Wabash College.
                                                        school spirit expressed during
          To receive a year’s subscription, send        Chapel Sing
          a $40 check to The Bachelor.
                                                           Sigma Chi placed first after
          All advertising published in The
          Bachelor is subject to the applicable
                                                        they, Theta Delta Chi, Lambda
          rate card. The Bachelor reserves the          Chi Alpha, Delta Tau Delta,
          right to deny requests for publication
          of advertisements. Student organizations
                                                        and Phi Kappa Psi were invit-
          of Wabash College may purchase                ed into the Chapel for further
          advertisements at half the listed rate.
                                                        testing of the song.
          The Bachelor is a member of the
          Hoosier State and Indiana Collegiate             Friday evening held Chant,
          Press Associations (HSPA and ICPA).           the first opportunity for fresh-
                                                        men to perform to a not-so
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                                                                                   Blood Drive Saves Lives
        The Bachelor                                                                                                                                           news        •   PAGE 3

        Rogge
                                                                                                                                                                     October 4, 2007
                                             where it has sought to promote
                                             it because it is hard to do so in a
                                             small amount of time.
        From Page 1
                                                                                   ROB FENOGLIO
                                                 Once the lecture ended there
                                                                                                                       drawing      blood)      Jennifer   donate his blood to save others.
                                                                                   NEWS EDITOR
        close to bringing a working          were over 20 minutes of ques-
        democracy. After all, the United     tions that Mr. Mandelbaum                                                 Reynolds was one of the 20          His younger brother, Jared, was
        States stands at the height of its   eagerly answered. Attendees                                               staff members from the St.          diagnosed with lymphoma at
        power. It is more powerful than      felt that this helped make the                                            Joseph Hospital who helped          the age 13. In lymphoma, some
        any other country in the world,                                               For the past four years, Theta   with blood donations. She said      of the cells in the lymph system
                                             2007 edition of the Rogge
        and, perhaps, more powerful                                                Delta Chi has been saving lives     that one pint of blood can help     multiply uncontrollably and
                                             Memorial Lecture.
        than any other country has been                                            pint by pint.                       save up to three people’s lives.    most likely become malignant
                                                 One of those who attended
        in recorded history.”                                                         The Theta Delta Chi fraterni-       “Even though one pint of         (cancerous).
                                             the lecture, freshman Spencer         ty held their annual fall blood     blood can save a few people,           Lymphoma is distinguished
           Democracy is so much a part
                                             Dawson, felt that the lecture         drive in the Allen Center on        sometimes it can vary depend-       by the type of cell that multi-
        of our political vocabulary that
        we take it for granted, and we       was definitely a great experi-        Monday.                             ing on what the patient needs       plies and how the cancer pres-
        should not do so. Democracy          ence.                                    This year’s blood drive had      like plasma, certain blood          ents itself to the body. Jared
        represents the fusion of two dis-        “It opened my eyes to             around 40 donors, which was         types, or other components in       underwent numerous blood and
        tinct political traditions. Man-     democracy and its implications        similar to last year’s atten-       the blood like white blood          platelet transfusions during
        delbaum described this fusion        on the world,” Dawson said.           dance. Exact numbers for the        cells,” Reynolds said.              chemotherapy and Mr. Kessels
        as a hybrid two-part character,      “The emphasis on democracy as         amount of blood raised this            Mr. Kyle O’Keefe ’08, who        said he has seen the direct
        popular sovereignty and liberty.     a hybrid of popular sovereignty       year were not immediately           helped organize the blood           impact giving blood can have
           This hybrid character is the      and liberty was interesting, the      available.                          drive, said he made all of the      on a person’s life.
        key to understanding the fate of     fact that without both of these          Those who donated blood          necessary calls to the Indiana         “One of the primary reasons
        democracy in the 21st Century.       two elements democracy can            had to go through a rigorous        Blood Center and made fliers to     Jared is still alive is due to the
        This is also the reason why          neither exist nor function prop-      question portion before they        put up around campus to notify      generosity of others,” Kessels
        America has had trouble in pro-      erly or beneficially.”                were actually allowed to give       students of the worthy cause.       said. “I strongly encourage
        moting democracy abroad.                 Tony Neymeiyer ’09 felt that      blood. These questions per-            “It’s really important to        every eligible member of the
        Elections can happen quickly,        Mr. Mandelbaum’s execution to         tained to the potential donor’s     donate blood because there are      Wabash community to take 30
        but liberty takes time.                                                    blood pressure, sexual history,     a lot of people in the world that   minutes out of his or her day to
                                             questions from the audience
           Democracy is difficult to                                               potential risks such as AIDS        need our help,” O’Keefe said.       give blood. The impact is
        establish because it is impossi-     was quite notable.
                                                 “I thought he was extremely       (HIV) and syphilis, current         “Plus, it doubles as a free AIDS    tremendous. Giving blood can
        ble to establish by imposition
                                             intelligent and effective at          medications one might be tak-       test.”                              save a life. You never know
        alone. According to Mandel-
                                             explaining his points of view,”       ing, among others.                     Mr. Jeff Kessels ’10 had per-    when it might be you or a loved
        baum, liberty has to be home-
        grown and it must be voluntari-      Neymeiyer said. “One thing I             Phlebotomist (specialist in      sonal reasons why he wanted to      one in need.”
        ly adopted. Democracy can be         was most impressed about was
        imported, but it cannot be           how fast he formulated answers
        exported.                            to the questions the audience
           “Democracy is more like a         asked him.”
        tree – you can plant the seeds,          Mr. Mandelbaum’s speech
        you can water it and protect it      was not all about democracy,
        from pests, but for a tree to        though. At the end of the lecture
        grow it needs time,” Mandel-         he spoke about his encounter
        baum said. “Anyway, in order
                                             with Jon Stewart on the multi-
        to flourish, a tree, like democra-
                                             ple award-winning television
        cy, requires what outsiders sim-
        ply can’t supply, in the case of a   program The Daily Show.
        tree, proper climate and fertile         “The most attention I ever
        soil.”                               got was when I appeared on The
           In Mandelbaum’s eyes,             Daily Show with Jon Stewart,”
        American democracy promo-            Mandelbaum said. I always say,
        tion efforts have failed because     ‘If you can’t be on Oprah, then
        the United States has not suc-       the next best thing is to be on
        ceeded in establishing liberty       The Daily Show.’”
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       PAGE 4          •    opinion                                                                                                                                                  The Bachelor
       october 4, 2007

         The Bachelor’s opinion
                       The voice of Wabash since 1908
                           EDITOR IN CHIEF      STUFF EDITOR     MANAGING EDITOR
                           Patrick Smith     Patrick McAlister    Nelson Barre

                           NEWS EDITOR         OPINION EDITOR    SPORTS EDITOR




                    Chapel Talks:
                           Rob Fenoglio         Josh Harris      Chuck Summers




                   Worth Your Time
          It is rare to hear alumni talk-        It is, then, up to us to carry for-
       ing about things as diverse as            ward the conversation.
       the Gentleman’s Rule, their                   Whether we discuss those
       own time at Wabash, and gay               talks with the person who gave




                                                                                       The Problem of “Gay Blood”
       marriage. It is even more rare            them, or just among ourselves
       to see the Pioneer Chapel                 in our rooms or living units, we
       almost full, week after week.             are continuing the conversa-
          Chapel Talks have included             tion.
       President of the College Patrick              In some ways, Chapel has
       E. White’s launch of the new              changed a lot since the “glory
       Strategic Plan process, the rem-          days” of mandatory attendance
       iniscences of Professor of Reli-          and assigned seats. It is still a


                                                                                                                                                                        Does this homosexual
       gion and Philosophy David                 great Wabash tradition.
                                                                                       CHAD SIMPSON
       Blix ’70, and, today, Professor               Alumni and students can
                                                                                                                              lists reasons why a person cannot

                                                                                                                                                                         act make my blood
                                                                                       WABASH ‘10
       Scott Himsel ’85 discussing the           discuss their Chapel Sing expe-
       state of gay marriage.                    riences, their memories of                                                   donate blood, which include hav-


                                                                                                                                                                          dirty or unfit for
          Other speakers have includ-            Campus Guard, and they                                                       ing low weight and taking unac-
       ed Dean of Students Tom Bam-              should discuss memorable                                                     ceptable       medications. The


                                                                                                                                                                           others? Should
       brey ’68 and Associate Dean of            Chapel Talks. Every year, it             Apparently, the Indiana Blood       ambiguous box she checked said
                                                                                       Center (IBC) cannot accept gay         “a letter explaining why you were


                                                                                                                                                                           they label it as
       Students Mike Raters ’85.                 seems, there are two or three
          The talks have ranged from             talks that stand out as impor-        blood. Neither can the American        not eligible to donate will be sent


                                                                                                                                                                             ‘gay blood?’
       the forward-looking to the                tant. Some make us happy,             Red Cross or any other blood           to you from Clinical Services.”
       humorous to those that provoke            some make us think, and some          bank accept it.                            So, I am rejected from giving
       thought. If you are missing               make us furious – but they all           For as long as I can remember,      my blood to save others. The
       Chapel Talks, then you are                make an impression.                   people have been able to give          same treatment happens to every
       missing out on a great experi-                Just as upperclassmen talk        blood voluntarily. And even            other homosexual who tries to
       ence and a great opportunity to           about freshmen missing out if         though people continue to give         volunteer their time and blood to
       explore many different issues.            they don’t participate in Home-       blood, blood centers still run low     save lives.                              drug use. I want to point out that
          In a sense, Chapel Talks are           coming or Bell Week festivi-          on blood from lack of volunteers.          I find it interesting that, at the   currently homosexual activity is
       a way for professors, adminis-            ties, we would say every stu-            I decided to give blood when        top of the sheet I received from         not the only cause of HIV infec-
       trators, and staff to engage with         dent misses out if they don’t         the IBC was here Monday                the nurse, it mentions “you were         tion, and that homosexual men
       students in a broader sense.              attend Chapel.                        because I thought that I had some-     not eligible to donate today             are not the only demographic that
       They are open-ended conversa-                 The Chapel Talks have been        thing that I could give freely and     because you did not meet [one of         transmits the virus. So why are
       tions: someone, who cares                 uniformly excellent, and we see       easily; something that could be        the] criteria as established by the      homosexual men the only demo-
       deeply about an issue, makes              no reason to think they won’t         used to save or extend the lives of    Food and Drug Administration             graphic discriminated against?



             A Note from the Editor
       his or her case to the students.          continue in that vein.                others.                                [FDA].”                                      I called the IBC’s “Clinical
                                                                                          After filling out the usual             The problem I am having is           Services” department and the
                                                                                       paperwork, I went to the next sta-     not with the blood centers, but          man who spoke to me said the
                                                                                       tion in line where a nurse looked      with the FDA who has made the            “FDA gives us guidelines that we
                                                                                       over my paperwork. She noticed         policy to discriminate based on          have to follow.” He admitted
                                                                                       that I answered ‘yes’ to the ques-     sexual preference. Looking at the        “even though you probably won’t
       Due to Fall Break, the Bachelor will not be printed on October 11th.            tion, only for males, if I have ever   Center for Disease Control’s web-        get it [HIV],” homosexual contact
       We will resume regular publication on October 18th. Thank you for               “had sexual contact with another       site, estimated AIDS cases in            is still considered “higher risk” by
       your understanding, and have a safe and happy Fall Break.
                                                                                       male, even once” since 1977. In        2005 for men demonstrates that           the FDA. He also commented
                                                                                       response to my answer, she read        67% are from homosexual con-             how out-of-date the policies are.
       Signed,
                                                                                       the question aloud to me to make       tact, 15% from heterosexual con-         The first policies on blood donors

       Patrick Smith ’08
                                                                                       sure I understood its ramifica-        tact, and 13% from injection drug        and its stipulations were created

       Editor-in-Chief, the Bachelor
                                                                                       tions. As soon as she heard my         use. As for women, 80% of HIV            in 1983 at the very onset of AIDS
                                                                                       response ‘yes, that is what I          infection is from heterosexual
                                                                                       meant,’ she pulled out a sheet that    contact and 19% is from injection                       See, BLOOD, Page 5
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                 Sinners And Wabash: Acting Beyond Good & Evil
       The Bachelor                                                                                                                                            opinion         •   PAGE 5
                                                                                                                                                                          October 4, 2007




                                                             JOSH HARRIS
          John Logan’s play Never the                                              the predication that they believe     plistic stark contrasts of right      context, the lines between good


                                                             OPINION
       Sinner is as dark and deep as                                               themselves to be Nietzsche’s          and wrong, good and evil, love        and evil are blurred. Nietzsche


                                                             EDITOR
       Nietzsche’s abyss. And with the                                             concept of Übermensch. This           and hate, sinner and saint, bril-     said that what is done out of love
       audience as the observer, the                                               allowed them to commit the            liant and insane.                     functions beyond good and evil.
       abyss is indeed staring back.                                               “crime of the century” and get            Yet piercing the dark abyss is       In Leopold and Loeb’s search
          The profundity of this per-                                              away with it, because they are        a neutral grey. It reminds us that    for the love of knowledge or
       formance is boundless. It touch-                                            not subjected to normal worldly       in life, no such disparity exists.    understanding of the world they
       es on themes of friendship, truth,                                          confinements of morality.             It’s hard to render a “fair” ruling   live in, people had to die. It
       justice, brilliance, and insanity.                                              Together, they become a           in our consciences. Of course, a      becomes obvious that philoso-
       A cast of exceptional actors                                                Roxie Hart/Velma Kelly media          murder has been committed, but        phy and the depth of the human
       makes this by far the best theater    bal Lector—well-read, articu-         sensation. The reporters, in a        why? The concept of ‘malicious        mind complicate the entangling
       performance by students here          late, and frighteningly disturbed.    role similar to Greek chorus,         intent’ is useless in attempting to   moral web of the storyline.
       that this writer has seen in three    Loeb (Seth Einterz) is his coun-      guide the storyline through the       reason of the wrongdoing. The            The themes of this storyline
       years.                                terpart and love interest—cocky,      stir that was being caused in         reason is beyond conceptualiza-       are not without relevance in
          It’s the ‘Roaring 20s’ in          violent, and seductively charm-       Chicago over the two murderous        tion.                                 today’s modern society, and
       Chicago—a city of hard booze,         ing. The pursuer and the pur-         youths. The story has all of the          The delinquents are both          more or less our own modern
       fancy cars, hot jazz, and cold-       sued, respectively. Leopold and       glitz and glamour expected of         good and bad. Capote might            learned man. This play begs the
       blooded murder. Two well to do,       Loeb are natural well-born            Fitzgerald’s era.                     have said as much for the two         question: can knowledge be bad
       good-looking, sharp students are      killers. Their friendship is as           The colors black and white        criminals in his famous piece In      or, is it all good? At Wabash, we
       on trial for the brutal murder of a   illimitable as their own dark         serve as the dominating con-          Cold Blood. He saw what the           learn from such books that these




              Student Irresponsibility: Respond, If You Please
       14-year-old boy.                      minds.                                trast—both in costume and in          audience sees in these two on         two boys learned from. Some of
          Leopold (Spencer Elliot) has                                             set. It’s symbolically beautiful      trial—the empathetic natures of
                                                                                                                                                                            See, SINNER, Page 11
                                                 The crime is committed on
       the composure not unlike Hanni-                                             and representational of the sim-      the human experience. In this




       JEFF KESSELS
                                                                                   “Not following through
                                             meaning behind the term RSVP.                                               less, had reserved a spot on the      staff members were present to

                                                                                   on an RSVP, especially
       WABASH ‘10
                                                This problem occurred to me                                              trip and then backed out at the       split the group and make the tour


                                                                                   without an immediate
                                             last Thursday evening as I was                                              last minute without notifying         more efficient. Now that our
                                             boarding a bus to Indiana Uni-                                              Professor Burnette or another         group was down to about one-


                                                                                    apology and explana-
          Frequently at this little col-     versity in Bloomington for the                                              C&T faculty member is rather          fourth of the originally anticipat-
       lege in the woods, students           annual C&T trip on African art. I                                           disheartening.                        ed attendance, this was no longer


                                                                                    tion, is unbecoming.”
       receive invitations to attend din-    received an email earlier in the                                                However, that is not even the     necessary. Luckily, the tour
       ners, hear guest speakers, and        week form Professor Joyce Bur-                                              worst part of the situation. The      guides were very accommodat-
       meet with notable scholars at no      nette stating, “We have 60 stu-                                             embarrassment and inconven-           ing and agreed to still take two
       additional fee. These events usu-     dents signed up for the trip, plus                                          ience that resulted from the irre-    groups. However, the entire time
       ally begin with an all-campus         a number of faculty, so we will                                             sponsibility of those students’       I kept thinking about how
       email that contains the two           be taking 2 busses.”                  of the students were present.         actions is the troubling factor.      unnecessary it was to have two
       words “please RSVP.” For some            When I arrived to board one        Instead, only about one-fourth            After arriving at the IU art      separate groups with so few peo-
       reason, there seem to be some         of the two coach buses reserved       had shown up.                         exhibit, the faculty had to inform    ple. Although the exhibit staff
       men on this campus, namely a          for the event, I realized there          Knowing that so many stu-          the exhibit staff about our lack of   never made direct comment
       small group of sophomores,            were, in fact, not 60 students        dents, student who call them-         attendance. With 60 Wabash stu-       about our lack of attendance,



       Blood
                                                                                                                                                                               See, RSVP, Page 11
       which does not understand the         present. Actually, not even half      selves men of Wabash nonethe-         dents expected to attend, two




       From Page 4                           be honest about it, I am an unac-     naire and IBC would not have          homosexual male, does that make       too. If by chance I have HIV or
                                             ceptable blood donor forever,         known the difference. But I want-     it right to exclude all homosexual    anything else, then the blood
       awareness. The policies were later
                                             even if I do not have the virus.      ed to be honest and stand up for      males from donating blood? The        screening tests will find it, just
       revised in 1992.
                                             Does the homosexual act make          who I am, so I answered ‘yes.’        policy demeans homosexuals by         like for any other person.
           I believe science has pro-
                                             my blood dirty or unfit for others?      Scientifically, we know homo-      presuming they are all infected          Having a positive HIV or STD
       gressed a great deal. We should be                                                                                                                      blood test is a sound argument for
       able to prove to the FDA that         Should my blood be labeled as         sexuals do not have a different       with HIV. It withholds the
                                             ‘gay blood?’ Is the blood of a        kind of blood. The only thing         assumption of personal dignity        why a certain person cannot give
       homosexuals are not the only peo-                                                                                                                       blood again, but a blanket state-
       ple that carry HIV; others transmit   woman who has had sex with a          holding the FDA back is the mere      with which all other demograph-
                                             man any ‘cleaner’ than mine? I        possibility that homosexuals may      ics are given. Since all blood cen-   ment about all homosexuals not
       it too.                                                                                                                                                 being able to give blood at all,
           I am hurt by the FDA’s policy,    doubt a dying person would turn       have HIV. The dire problem is         ters legally have to screen blood
                                                                                                                                                               because they are presumed to be
       since I have given blood twice        down my clean ‘gay blood.’            that other people have a possibili-   anyways, I should be able to give
                                                                                                                                                               infected, is unacceptable and
       before. Yet as soon as I commit          What is sad is I could have just   ty of contracting HIV too. Even if    blood along with countless other      offensive.
       one homosexual act and choose to      answered ‘no’ in the question-        the probability is higher for a       homosexual men who are ‘clean’
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      Intern Helps Spanish Students
          PAGE 6         •   stuff                                                                                                                                        The Bachelor
          october 4, 2007




          JACOB CLOUGH                         degree in English, which will       duties, Ms. Simil is also taking
          WABASH 11
                                               allow her to teach English in       postcolonial literature with Dr.
                                               universities or train future Eng-   Brewer-Szczeszak and Ameri-
                                               lish teachers.                      can history with Dr. Salisbury.
             Ms. Maria Simil she doesn’t          In the meantime, Ms. Simil          “I love everyone here,” she
          dislike anything about America       is one of two Spanish interns       said. “I’m having a great time,
          – save the timing of dinner.         here at Wabash, although she        and everyone has been very
             “In Argentina, I often ate at     calls her job “ambiguous.” She      nice and helpful. I love the job,
          10 p.m.,” she said, “and here I      teaches tutorials for the 101,      the classes I’m taking, the
          have to eat at six o’clock; It’s a   177 and 201 level classes.          house where we’re living, and I
          big change.”                            “I focus on helping students     really get along with all the
             Ms. Simil, who goes by the        develop conversational skills,”     other interns. I’m sure I’m mak-
          name Pilar, is the Spanish lan-      Ms. Simil said. “I try to keep      ing lifelong friendships.
                                                                                                                                                                     CLAYTON CRAIG | WABASH ‘08
          guage intern from Argentina.         the atmosphere at tutorials            In Ms. Simil’s eyes, one of
                                                                                                                       Spanish Intern Pilar Simil helps Evan Rhinesmith ’11 with his Spanish
          She is originally from San           relaxed. I try to help the stu-     the most impressive aspects of
                                                                                                                       work in a tutorial session.
          Javier but moved to Santa Fe,        dents see me as an intern, not a    Wabash is the respect that
          Argentina, to attend Almirante       professor. There’s no pressure.”    everyone has for one another.
          Brown Universidad, from                   “I am here to introduce a         “The students are very
          where she graduated in March         cultural aspect to the classes,”    respectful and responsible          ly helpful. All the professors we    she enjoys teaching so much is
          of 2006. She then spent one          she said. “I have to teach gram-    here,” she said. “They do home-     work with in the Spanish             watching the students learn.
          year teaching at a private high      mar and vocabulary and all the      work when you ask them to.          department are very helpful and      “Teaching can be very hard,”
          school in Santa Fe called Ali-       boring but necessary stuff, but     The men here are very respect-      always ready to help. No ques-       she said, “but when you see the
          cana School. After finishing at      I’m also supposed to teach stu-     ful, and compared to the boys at    tion sounds stupid. The atmos-       results, and the students
          Wabash she hopes to return to        dents about the culture.”           a high school – it is very nice.    phere is very nice and relaxed.”     improving. It’s very reward-
          Argentina and get her master’s          In addition to her teaching      And the staff also has been real-      Ms. Simil says the reason         ing.”
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          Finish the Fight: The Iconic Status of Halo
          The Bachelor                                                                                                                                                  stuff       •   PAGE 7
                                                                                                                                                                               october 4, 2007




                                                                                                     ELLIOTT ALLEN
              There is a time when the          ple, whether they are a casual                                             Bungie, has been known to cre-          story so much that the Master


                                                                                                     VIDEO
          average game reaches cult sta-        gamer or a hardcore gamer.                                                 ate epic stories within their           Chief has become an icon and a
          tus, and transcends most games           Pondering Halo’s iconic sta-                                            games, and Halo 3 is not differ-        hero as much in the sense that


                                                                                                     GAMES
          on the market. Last Tuesday, a        tus and sense of community the                                             ent. ‘Epic’ has become the term         Harry Potter has for some peo-
          game franchise shocked the            other day, I started to understand                                         to describe the plight of the Mas-      ple.
          world with the final release to its   how the game entrenches itself                                             ter Chief, and it is a fitting adjec-       Halo 3 is a fantastic game,
          epic trilogy—Halo 3. For many         into the obsession of people.                                              tive. When many people think            and it succeeds on levels where
          avid fans it was time to “finish      Many times this semester, my                                               ‘epic,’ they are reminded of the        most games fail. I could spend
          the fight,” and jump into one of      fellow fraternity brothers have                                            heroes in such epics as The             time emphasizing that fact, but it
          the largest gaming events in          opened my door to my room and                                              Odyssey, where struggles and            would be better to just go out
          recent history. Halo 3 sold over      pointed at me: “Halo in five                                               decisions define the hero.              and rent or buy the game. How-
          four million copies and grossed       minutes, sign in.” Slayer is         community it brings. People can          The same can be said for             ever, this game will be remem-
          over $170 million dollars in its      always the mode of choice,           gather and play Halo, and have a      Halo 3; the game begins with a          bered for the sense of communi-
          first day, shattering the record      where killing is the objective,      good time. People love to play        star-lit sky and muse-like narra-       ty it creates and the iconic hero
          set by its predecessor.               and top honors goes to the one       Halo because it is fun and acces-     tive from one the game’s talka-         that it gave to a generation.
              While retail numbers and fig-     who can lead the map in kills        sible, and it is a force that binds   tive characters, the AI Cortana.            But who knows what will
          ures define the success for           and talk the most trash.             its fans together. This quality is    She divulges to the Master Chief        come after Halo 3 considering
                                                                                     apparent in my house with the
          videogames, gamers know that             That is generally when the                                              why she selected him from the           this is “the end of this story arc,”
                                                                                     daily multiplayer matches over
          the true success of a game lies in    mayhem begins, and the com-                                                Spartans, setting the stage for         and there are now rumors flying
                                                                                     system link, and becomes
          its dynamic gameplay, graphics,       mon waltz of tempers flaring                                               the game’s hero to make his final       around that Bungie and
                                                                                     insanely apparent when people
          and story. Those criteria deter-      and expletives spouting meshes                                             stand. The Master Chief then            Microsoft are parting ways. The
                                                                                     line up at Wal-Mart on a Mon-
          mine if a game is “great.” Even       with a great time. But what I                                              goes on intergalactic journey           only thing that the fans know is
                                                                                     day night just to purchase the
          though the Halo 3 generates           find interesting is that some of                                           starting with the defense of earth      at the end of the credits there is a
                                                                                     game.
          massive numbers and mass hys-         the guys in my house are not                                               and then finishing on the Ark, a        video that hints Master Chief’s
                                                                                         But, you can’t discuss Halo
          teria among its fans, the game        really into videogames, but they                                           alien construct placed on the           perils are far from over. Maybe
                                                                                     without discussing the game’s
          provides something else. It           will play Halo.                                                            outside of the Milky Way                we will know in 2010 if Bungie
                                                                                     iconic hero—the Master Chief.
          serves as an icon and a commu-           This is what captivates me        The developer of the game,            galaxy. The fan community has           continues its three year cycle of
          nity symbol among many peo-           about the game—the sense of                                                foamed at the mouth for this            producing games.
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                   Homecoming Blowout!
        PAGE 8        •    photos                        The Bachelor
        October 4, 2007




           Only a 32
             Point
            Spread:
            Wabash
              wins
             52-20




                           Photos By:
                                 Clayton Craig ‘08
                                      Chad Simpson ‘10
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        And the Winner is...
        The Bachelor                                                                photos        •   PAGE 9
                                                                                              October 4, 2007




                                    Phi Kappa Psi




                                     Top Left: Phi Kappa Psi Wins the Banner Competition

                                     Top Right : The amazing Roman Phi Psi Float

                                     Above: Beta Pledgesplay Tarzan and Jane

                                     Left: Independent Queen, she’ll save you if you ask nicely
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             The Ties That Bind: How Chapel Sing Stays With You
       PAGE 10           •   opinion                                                                                                                               The Bachelor
       October 4, 2007




       T ED Z IM ME R
                                                                                                                                                           “I hope some
                                                                                                                                                       discussion will begin
                                             After talking to two other       at house dedications, football      could remember it.)
       WABASH ‘09
                                          American students for awhile,       games, and other special               Now that the freshmen


                                                                                                                                                       on how independents
                                          they mentioned they were also       events, groups of Wabash men,       pledges can finally put their
                                          in a fraternity back at their big   from a variety of graduating        Chapel Sing experience in per-


                                                                                                                                                        may become more
          What do two Delts, a Fiji,      state school out West. I don’t      years, sing together in unison      spective, I hope they quickly
       and a Sigma Chi all have in        quite remember how it started,      the words of “Old Wabash,”          realize what a bonding gem

                                                                                                                                                         incorporated into
       common when they get togeth-       but they mentioned how they         yet it was something about          they have undergone as a class


                                                                                                                                                          this tradition.”
       er in Munich for Oktoberfest?      even knew their school fight        being a couple thousand miles       together. It also made me real-
       Each one of them has taped in      song and began to sing it.          away, with four of us who           ize something else. What if it
       the back of their heads a little      After 45 seconds to a            hardly knew each other a cou-       weren’t all Wabash fraternity
       piece of paper with the lyrics     minute, the song was over. The      ple of hours ago, coming            guys sitting around me? Do
       of old Wabash inscribed on it.     collective mindset of all us        together instantly to show our      independents know the song as
          Last weekend I had the          Wabash men, who only met            love and pride for our school.      well?
                                          earlier that day, might have           The faces of these guys were        I’ll be the first to admit, I    Chapel Sing probably isn’t the
       opportunity to travel to Okto-
                                          been summarized as, “we need        priceless. Several times they       am completely clueless when it      most appealing aspect of a
       berfest. There I met up with a
                                          to show these guys how it’s         thought we were about to finish     comes to how well independent       freshmen’s first semester of
       few other Wabash guys from
                                          done.”                              the song, only to start the cho-    freshmen know the song or if        college, yet it’s important that
       all across Europe who were
                                             Then with one loud, united       rus, second verse, and chorus       the independent leadership pre-     every freshmen, pledge or oth-
       studying on the continent as
                                          voice, four Wabash men, all         again. Some Australians sitting     pares its freshmen to learn it. I   erwise, undergoes the experi-
       well this semester. I knew of
                                          from different backgrounds,         behind us offered their admira-     would assume, rightly or            ence. I hope some discussion
       the guys I met, but did not
                                          interests, studies, and experi-     tion that we were able to mem-      wrongly, having not to endure       will begin on how independ-
       know them personally. Being
                                          ences all came together to sing     orize such a long song (appar-      Chapel Sing, a majority of          ents may become more incor-
       at such a diverse festival, it
                                          ‘Old Wabash.’ It was a proud        ently a couple of years ago the     independent freshmen don’t          porated into this tradition
       was only natural we would run




                                 The Fall Of The House Of Spears
                                          moment in my yet-to-be-com-         second half of the Australian       know the song by the end of         which binds students together
       across additional Americans
                                          pleted Wabash career.               national anthem was dropped         their first semester.               on campus… or thousands of
       who were studying overseas as
                                             I have heard, during Chapel,     because no one in the country          The prospect of enduring         miles away in a foreign land.
       well.




       P. CAMPBELL ROBBINS
                                                                                “The fall of Britney
                                             Crafty Greeks? or Stupid                                             side, however, the discontent       kees World Championships: 27
       WABASH ‘09
                                                                                 might well be the
                                          Trojans? Either way, the Fall                                           for the Republican party led to     (counting the one they’re
                                          of Troy earns the distinction of                                        the emergence of Billy Carter.      going to win at the end of this

                                                                                greatest demise the
                                          one of the greatest demises in                                          Without Watergate, America          season). Red Sox World


                                                                               world has ever seen.”
          Britney, dear Britney! How      ancient world history. Will it                                          would never have been able to       Championships: 6.         Any
       far she’s fallen! One has taken    be enough for the Horse and                                             witness the charm and charis-       grounds for further debate?
       quite a stumble when Kevin         company to take the trophy in                                           ma of the greatest First Broth-     FUGGEDABOUDIT!
       Federline is deemed the more       this competition though? We                                             er of all time. Who else could
       responsible parent/guardian.       shall soon see.                                                         make urinating on the White             RESULTS:
             From what I’ve gathered                                                                              House lawn while drunk so               The results were expected
                                                                              empire was dismantled due
       from the media the past few           -The Fall of the U.S.S.R                                             endearing?                          to be much closer than they
                                                                              partly to the efforts of a former
       days, the fall of Britney might       Once shared the title of                                                                                 actually were.        Britney’s
                                                                              Hollywood C-actor doesn’t
       well be the greatest demise the    world superpower with our                                                  -The Boston Red Sox 1978
                                                                              help their final standing.                                              demise, among voters (consist-
       world has ever seen. Before I      beloved USA. Started off                                                Pennant Collapse
                                                                                                                                                      ing of respected members of
       grant Britney and her fall this    strong in at the end of WWI            -Watergate and the Fall of          Yeah, I’m a diehard Yankees
                                                                                                                                                      the media, sportswriters and
       distinction however, I’d like to   under Lenin’s guidance and          Nixon                               fan so I had to include this one.
       submit four other candidates       only gained steam up to the                                             The mighty Yankees made up a        historians), ran away with the
                                                                                 What’s the big deal? Tricky                                          title of Greatest Fall in World
       for consideration, mainly          1950s with Mr. Steel at the         Dick was a competitor, and          seemingly insurmountable 14
       because it’s college football      helm. Yet being humiliated by                                           game lead held by the upstart       History. Congrats Britney.
                                                                              was just looking for an advan-                                              Britney will be traveling
       season and the Heisman race is     an upstart young New Englan-        tage. Unfortunately for him,        Red Sucks with two months
       on.                                der president in the 1960s did                                          left in the season, capped by       around the world showing off
                                                                              the majority of America did
             Given that Britney’s ruin    not help, and by the 1980s it                                           Bucky Dent’s three run homer        her trophy, so make sure you
                                                                              not agree with me, and what-
       is candidate number one for        lacked the strength to respond                                          over the Green Monster in the       don’t miss them when they
                                                                              ever noble accomplishments
       Greatest Fall Ever, here are the   to the fight put up by Team         he’d achieved were soon             one-game playoff for the AL         come to a city near you!
       four others up for considera-      Solidarity, quarterbacked by        washed away. Gerald Ford            East title. (don’t mention what     Hopefully she’ll hold on to it
       tion:                              Lech Walesa. Soon thereafter,       couldn’t overcome the Water-        happened in 2003. I’ve conve-       better than she does her infant
                                          the dynasty was over.               gate mess either. On the bright     niently washed that from my         sons!
         -The Sacking of Troy                The fact that this mighty                                            memory). One final note: Yan-
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       The Bachelor                                                                                                                                   opinion          •   PAGE 11

       Sinner
                                                                                                                                                                    October 4, 2007



       From Page 5                           readings to their farthest possi-    chivalry and Leopold and           books. But it’s a caution, much      deem ourselves removed or
                                             ble logical conclusion, what         Loeb’s          concept       of   like Ecclesiastes, to not seek       exempt from some societal
       us have read a little Nietzsche
                                             end do we reach?                     Übermensch—these           ideas   too much wisdom. Perhaps in          function because of our youth,
       or a little Freud. One can’t help
                                                The dangerous part about          make us think that we are          that, like many literary charac-     wealth, intelligence, reputa-
       but find themselves nodding to
                                             books is that it can dissolution     “super human” or “above            ters and authors, comes misery.      tions, or brazen good looks.
       a passage or two in a book by
                                             its readers, when taken too far.     man.”        Knowledge is a           We sometimes have to learn,       Because of this disillusion, we
       an unconventional author. At
                                             Don Quixote is a fine example        divider—in        Machiavellian    like Loeb and Leopold, the           rationalize our actions by
       what point does this agreeing
                                             of this. By enveloping himself       terms, it creates a dichotomy of   hard way; that we are not            allowing ourselves to believe
       with foreign concepts become
                                             in books of chivalry, he             those who understand, and          exempt from the society in           that we function on a plane
       what we live our lives by?
                                                                                                                                                          beyond others.
          One line expressed as much:        believed himself to be a knight-     those who don’t. That in and of    which we function. Students
                                                                                                                                                             This play opens thought to
       “philosophies are meant to be         errant. Little difference exists     itself is both good and bad.       (as this writer is guilty from       that perilous notion.


       RSVP
       lived.” If we take some of our        between his misconception of            This isn’t to discourage good   time to time as well) sometime




       From Page 5                              Thus far, the no-shows had        down the drain.                    somewhere        around     37%.     alumnus.
       having two separate tours for         not caused any major inconven-          I would like be able to write   Trustees and alumni traveled            “I’m disappointed,” read
       such a small group turned out to      ience since all that occurred was    that this was a “once in a blue    from all parts of the country to     Dean Raters’s email message.
       be a little ridiculous and unnec-     returning the unused bus and         moon” occurrence, tell every-      be in attendance, only to see        Along with his recent Chapel
       essary. I blame the students who      having a higher tour-guide-to-       one how disappointed I am in       that a not-so-negligible number      Talk, he has helped me under-
       were no-shows!                        tourist ratio. However, this was     the neglect for professionalism,   of students had not the decency      stand     the     responsibility
          As most upperclassmen              not the case at the restaurant.      and end this article. However,     to repeal their reservations.        bestowed upon me to represent
       know, the next part of the C&T           After dinner, in a casual con-    the same type of situation has        Shortly after the sophomore       Wabash College.
       trip is dinner. This year’s dinner    versation, the waiter informed       occurred at least one other time   dinner this past August, Dean           Hopefully those students
       was a very special treat with, as     me that since so many people         already this semester. Once        Raters sent out an email to all of   who did not show up to the
       always, the tab picked up by the      were anticipated extra food had      again, my fellow classmates, a     the students who did not attend.     C&T trip or sophomore dinner
       college. Dinner was served at a       been ordered and prepared. This      group of sophomores, are to        In his email he stated, “Wabash      have, after reading this article,
       Moroccan restaurant and was           inflicted a huge loss to the         blame.                             men are guided in our mission        realized their mistake and
       absolutely delicious.                 restaurant and a rather large dis-      The sophomore dinner, spon-     statement to ‘Act Responsibly.’      learned the same lesson. For
          Once again, the faculty mem-       appointment to many of the           sored by the L.E.A.D. program         Not following through on an       those of you have not yet made
       bers were employed with the           waiters and waitresses.              took place on August 26, 2007.     RSVP, especially without an          such a rude, inconveniencing,
       regretful task of informing the          The only way for the restau-      91 of my colleagues responded      immediate apology and expla-         regretful error, learn from the
       wait-staff that three-fourths of      rant to recover such loss was to     to the invitation to join. 34 of   nation, is unbecoming of you as      mistakes of your fellow
       our expected students neglected       charge Wabash College a partial      which did not show up. For         a young man, as a representa-        brethren and do not make the
                                             amount of the cost for each stu-     those you doing the math in        tive of your housing unit and        same one.




                                                         Letters To The Editor
       to show up.
                                             dent that did not attend—money       your head right now, that is       class, and as a new Wabash




          Dear Editor:                                                                                Dear Editor,
          The Bachelor’s editorial, “Race Debate Raises Important Issues,” was irrespon-              I was extremely disappointed by Mr. Parrish’s article “Pornography and Religion:
       sible, distorted, and irrational. It implies that I sent out emails about the Jena inci-    Wabash Takes a Second Look,” in last week’s Bachelor. To begin, I found it ironic that
       dent on my own initiative (several alumni told me that the article gave them this           Mr. Parrish felt the need to “lash out against this abomination to open discourse” and
       impression), when, of course, I was responding to an email that advocated Al                to decry that “there is nothing to be added to the discourse surrounding pornography
       Sharpton’s slanderous version of the events in question.                                    by this presentation” before the event was even held.
          The editorial then quotes from an article that Steve Sailer wrote two years ago,            Also, despite all the rhetoric about a balanced presentation and a “true discussion”,
       as if this quotation is enough to rebut anything that Mr. Sailer said about the Jena        I suspect Mr. Parrish would prefer a lecturer that supported his own views. This sus-
       situation. I stand behind Mr. Sailer’s articles about the Jena events, and I would rec-     picion is confirmed by his own words as he slandered the Wabash Christian Men’s
       ommend them to anybody as a necessary response to Sharpton’s race baiting tac-              efforts as “the bleating drivel of Christian sheep.” As for the notion that the WCM are
       tics.                                                                                       doing something wrong by hosting a presentation representative of their views, this is
          It was also odd to find an article by Patrick Smith on God and coinage with no           absolutely preposterous.
       reference to why that topic has become “hot” at Wabash . The reason, of course, is             If Mr. Parrish would like to spout off about pornography or any other topic, I would
       that Prof. Morillo sent out an all-campus email equating the placement of “In God           encourage him to reserve a room, put up his own posters and give a lecture. Better yet,
       We Trust” on coins to Christians shoving their private beliefs down the throats of          if Mr. Parrish would like answers to any of the many questions he raised in his arti-
       atheists like him.                                                                          cle about what constitutes pornography or why some feel that it is wrong, he should
          I am used to double standards from the administration, but I guess I expect more         go and ask these sorts of questions of the speaker. But students who take time out of
       thoughtfulness from the Bachelor.                                                           their busy schedules to add to the discourse of the College and tackle an issue of
                                                                                                   importance to them do not deserve this sort of ignorant screed.
          Dr. Stephen H. Webb ’83
          Professor of Religion and Philosophy                                                        Brandon Stewart ’08
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        “Wabash Day” To
        October 4, 2007




        Help Community
            The Wabash community                  Other venues include
        from coast to coast will make       Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati,
        their worlds a little bit more      Dallas, Denver, Grand Rapids,
        humane in the third annual          Houston, Knoxville, Min-
        Wabash Day this Saturday and
                                            neapolis, Mississippi, St.
        Sunday.
            Wabash Day is short for         Louis, San Francisco, Seattle,
        Wabash Day: Wabash Alumni           Washington, D.C., and Wheel-
        Benefiting       And     Serving    ing.
        Humanity.                              There are many locales in
            It is a national day of com-    Indiana including Blooming-
        munity service organized by         ton, Evansville, Fishers, Indi-
        alumni and carried out by           anapolis, Marion, Muncie,
        alumni, students, faculty, fam-
                                            Noblesville, Rochester, Shel-
        ilies, and friends.
            The National Association of     byville, and South Bend.
        Wabash Men established                 With few restrictions, alum-
        Wabash Day in 2005 to               ni pick, plan, organize, and
        achieve several important           carry out their own projects.
        goals, according Jon Pactor         This year’s projects include
        ’71, chairman of the NAWM           fix-up projects, assistance in
        Wabash Day Committee.               food banks, environmental
            “Wabash Day is tied to the
        core values of Wabash Col-          cleaning, and a clothing drive.
        lege,” he commented. “The              Wabash is one of only a few
        Gentleman’s Rule requires us        liberal arts colleges that has a
        to be responsible citizens, as      national day of alumni com-
        well as gentlemen.”                 munity service.
            A responsible citizen ought        Other members of the
        to make his community a bet-        NAWM’s Wabash Day Com-
        ter place in which to live.
                                            mittee are Greg Birk ’77, Greg
        Similarly, the college’s mis-
        sion statement requires us to       Estell ’85, Terry Hamilton ’89,
        use our liberal arts talents of     Thom Liffick ’73, John Panoz-
        thinking critically, acting         zo ’89, and Mark Shreve ’04.
        responsibility, and leading            The NAWM will be work-
        effectively so that all of us can   ing to grow Wabash Day to
        live more humanely.                 become the largest alumni
            There will be projects in       event of the year in terms of
        Crawfordsville, and several
                                            alumni participation, Pactor
        students have volunteered to
        help. Herm Haffner ’77, Jim         said.
        Amidon ’87, and Mike Warren
        ’93 are heading up Wabash              Submitted by the Associa-
        Day locally.                        tion of Wabash Men
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        Sinner
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          Soccer Extends Losing Cross Country
      PAGE 14           •   sports                                                                                                                                  The Bachelor
       october 4, 2007




             Streak to Eight    Places 21st at
       C H UC K S UM M E RS
       SPORTS EDITOR
                                             “We’re all real angry
                                            that we’ve been losing
                                               so much lately.”
                                                                                   “When you lose so much,
                                                                                you almost get used to losing,”
                                                                                Giannini said. “That’s the one
                                                                                thing you need to avoid- com-
                                                                                                                         Notre Dame
                                                   Drew Kapsalis
           The struggles just keep on                                           placency.

                                                                                                                     A N DREW HO FF M A N
       coming for the Little Giants                                                Kapsalis said he was not
                                                                                                                                                        included defending Division

                                                    Wabash ‘10
       soccer team, who lost 0-3 to                                             worried about this, however,
                                                                                                                     WABASH ‘10
       Denison last weekend. The                                                   “We fell let down when we                                            III national champions Calvin
       loss extends the team’s losing                                           lose, but the losses really make                                        College and ninth-ranked
       streak to an astounding eight                                            us more motivated,” Kapsalis                                            Division I North Carolina
       games. The team’s last win                                               said. “We’re all real angry that        Finishing 21 out of 25          state.
       was September 5 against Rose-                                            we’re losing so much and late-       teams may not sound too               Freshmen Seth Einterz put
       Hulman.                              the wrong position quite            ly we’ve really been pushing         impressive, but then, consider     in his personal best time in the
           “Individually, it’s pretty       often,” Kapsalis said. “Mid-        ourselves to get out of this         that in the top 20 there were      8k with a 25:59 showing, fin-
       hard to stay motivated (during       field has trouble playing balls     slump.”                              nationally ranked teams from       ishing 49th. Senior Ben Bly
       a losing streak),” said sopho-       with each other. We often lose         The Little Giants’ next           all divisions of NCAA cross        finished 147th with a time of
       more forward Drew Kapsalis.          balls in the middle of the field.   opportunity to end the drought       country. Teams that pro-           27:28, his lowest of the sea-
       “But the good thing about our        And up front, we just can’t put     will be Saturday against             gressed from our regionals last    son. Rounding out the top five
       team is that we’re good about        the ball in the net. There’s not    Hiram, who Wabash has                year, a goal for the Little        for the Little Giants were
       keeping each other motivated.”       just one individual at fault,       defeated the last three years.       Giants, placed in the high         Junior Sam Compton-Craig
           Head coach Roberto Gianni-       after all, we are a team.”             “Every day, as cliché as it is,   teens.                             finishing 117th (26:58), Senior
       ni attributes most of the team’s        But despite the team’s strug-    is a new day,” Giannini said.           The Little Giants participat-   Geoff Lambert at 155th
       troubles to the mistakes that        gles, Giannini is confident that    “We can rewrite history this         ed in the invitational meet held   (27:37) and Junior Hugh Jack-




                                                                                           The Indianapolis Association of
       often come with a young team.        they have the talent and work       week. I’m sure a win will turn       this past Friday at Notre          son at 164th (27:47).
                                                                                                                                                                     See, CROSS, Page 13
           “It comes down to common         ethic to turn things around.        things around.”                      Dame. Teams participating
       mistakes, technical mistakes”           “At this point in the season,
                                            the only team that really




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       Giannini said. “We find our-
       selves giving away what I like       played better than us was
       to call ‘free holiday gifts.’        DePauw,” Giannini said. “No
       We’re not defending the ball         other team outperformed us or
       aggressively enough. We give         played above us. We just made
       away too many balls, and in          too many mistakes.”
       the few opportunities we get to         Kapsalis also said that the
                                            team will improve as the fresh-



                                                                                                    Good luck to football at Allegheny
       score, we don’t capitalize.”
           The Little Giants have nine      men get more and more used to
       freshmen on the roster, four or      Wabash’s formation, which is



                                                                                                      Good luck to soccer at Hiram
       five of which start consistent-      relatively new to the first-year
       ly.                                  players.




                                                                                                     Good luck to golf at DPU Classic
           From a technical standpoint,        The one problem Giannini
       Kapsalis said there is plenty of     said he is worried about is the
       blame to go around to all phas-      threat of becoming a losing
       es of the game,                      culture through these strug-
           “The defense gets caught in      gles.
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        Cross
                                                                                    october 4, 2007




         From Page 14


          Head Coach Roger Busch            improve,” Busch said. Though
       ‘96, felt the effort was strong,     he said is already proud of
       but not enough to meet the           improvements made thus far.
       goals set down at the start of          “They have out worked
       the season.                          their peers in the running com-
          “It will take all five of our     munity,” Busch said.
       top runners to run their best             He was also impressed
       races of the year all on the         with how many junior and sen-
       same day for us to have a lot        iors are finishing ahead of run-
       of success,” Busch said. Yet         ners they lost to in high
       he went on to say this is not        school.
       out of the realm of possibility         “You don’t have to be the
       for the team has always tried        most gifted runner to succeed,
       to peak late in the season.          you just have to work hard,”
          Other teams tend to fill          Jackson said.
       their late season schedule with         The next chance for the
       more meets, but Busch likes to       team to show their hard work
       be able to keep the team rest-       is at Pre-Regional Invitational
       ed. They will be on a two week       at Calvin College at 10:30
       cycle for training with an           AM, Saturday, October 13th.
       intense week followed by one         It will be a better indicator of
       less so. This will work well,        the season outcome as there
       considering the fact they only       will be more smaller schools.
       have meets every other week          Jackson likened the Notre
       for the remainder of the sea-        Dame meet to the Wabash
       son.                                 football team playing against
          With meets like the Notre         Purdue; it’s not an accurate
       Dame Invitational, “not a lot is     yardstick to measure the team
       on the line, we’re just trying to    against.
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        4-0 Little Giants Set Sights on ‘Gheny
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       October 4, 2007




       CHUCK SUMMERS
       SPORTS EDITOR

          Everything seemed to be
       clicking for the unbeaten Little
       Giants on Saturday, with a domi-
       nant 52-20 win over Earlham at
       homecoming. Sophomore quar-
       terback Matt Hudson and the
       powerful Wabash defense shined
       in the team’s most convincing
       win thus far in the year.
          Offensively, the Little Giants
       got the ball rolling with a 2 yard
       touchdown run from sophomore
       Evan Sobecki, but a missed extra
       point and an Earlham touchdown
       pass left the Little Giants down 6-
       7 early in the second quarter.
          But then the Wabash offense
       exploded, scoring 27 unanswered
                                                                                                                                                            CLAYTON CRAIG | WABASH ‘08

                                             Freshman running back CP Porter stretches out for more yards. Porter had 40 yards off six carries in his debut with the Little Giants


                                                                                                                               Game Day Preview
       points in the second quarter to
       take a 33-7 lead at the half. The
       offensive attack was anchored by
       sophomore quarterback Matt            attack on Earlham quarterback        teams.”
       Hudson, who had a career day,         Randy Kerns would disallow the           The Alligators lead the North
       going 15-20-1 for 237 yards and       Quaker offense to settle in at any   Coast Athletic Conference in
       2 touchdowns. Hudson split time       point. Junior defensive end Daryl    Scoring defense (10.2ppg) and
       with sophomore Kyle Augusti-          Kennon led the attack, sacking       passing defense (140.2 ypg)
       novicz early in the game, but it      Kerns four times, just a half-sack       Offensively, Creighton said
       was Hudson who took over the          away from the Wabash school          Allegheny will work hard to
       game, and at least for this week,     record. Senior linebacker Andy       establish the run. He also said
       the starting quarterback spot.        Deig also had an excellent game,     they will need to keep a check on


                                                                                                                        Wabash (4-0) vs. Allegheny (3-1)
          “I was real impressed with         earning 11 tackles and a sack on     mobile quarterback TJ Salopek.
       Matt,” said Head Coach Chris          the day.                                 “(Salopek) is very athletic,


                                                                                                                                    Wabash leads series 4-3
       Creighton. “It’s not because Kyle        On a down note, yet another       he’s got good feet,” Creighton
       has done anything wrong, but          starter went down with an injury.    said. “He’s the kind of guy who
       Matt feels confident and he’s got     Junior strong safety Brent           can just make something happen,



                                                                                                                                       Key Matchups
       a full year of experience with this   Banach injured his ACL, most         really bleed you with his feet.”
       offense. That really helps him        likely ending his season.                Creighton said they too will
       out.”                                    “By far, this is the hardest      work to establish the run and
          The rushing attack again
                                                                                                                        Wabash QB Matt Hudson vs. ‘Gheny LB Mateo Villa
                                             we’ve been hit by injuries since     physical tone of the game, and
       improved this week, and this          I’ve been here,” Creighton said.     focus on winning the field posi-

                                                                                                                        -25-36-1 for 333 yds & 4 tds -43 tackles, x for loss
       game saw the emergence of             “I’m really proud of the way         tion battle, which Wabash has
       freshman running back CP              these guys have responded.”          done an excellent job of the last
       Porter, who gained 41 yards.             Junior Matt Kraft, who missed     few weeks.
                                                                                                                        Wabash LB Adi Pynenberg vs. ‘Gheny RB Rodney Still
       Porter also made his presence felt    the last two games with an injury        “We want to avoid putting our

                                                                                                                        -56 tackles, 6.5 for loss   - 159 rushing yards
       on special teams, blocking a punt     himself, is expected to take over    offense out there with a full field
       that was scooped and scored by        Banach’s spot.                       in front of them with their


                                                                                                                          Coach Creighton on Allegheny:
       sophomore defensive back Chris           Now 4-0, the Little Giants        defense,” Creighton said.
       Schweigel.                            focus on physical Allegheny and          The Little Giants will head out
          “(Porter) was on the scout         the long road trip to western        for Meadville Friday morning,
                                                                                                                           “In some ways, Allegheny is just like us. They rely on
       block team, and we couldn’t stop      Pennsylvania.                        and the game starts at 1 pm.

                                                                                                                        good defense and good special teams. They’ve forced a lot
       him,” Creighton said. “It’s cool         “They’re      real     strong,”   Creighton said if the team needs

                                                                                                                          of turnovers. Their offense is playing well enough to
       when it works out like that, and      Creighton said of the 3-1 Gators.    to remember anything on the trip,
       people move up the system, so to      “They’ve been winning with           it’s a hard nosed attitude.
                                                                                                                            score points and win. It’s always been a very good
       speak.”                               defense and special teams, which         “It will be by far the most

                                                                                                                                               program.”
          Sobecki and Kimp added             makes for an interesting match-      physical game of the year,”
       another 62 yards..                    up because we’ve also been win-      Creighton said. “And it will go
          Defensively, a tenacious           ning with defense and special        down to the wire.”

				
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