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April 30, 2010 volume 102 • issue 26 It’s Official: “32 Brew” GARY JAMES ‘10 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF After months of voting, Good to Go Xpresso has a new name. Nearly 80 votes were cast, and 55 percent of those votes were for 1832 Brew, or Brew ‘32. The new owners, Logan and Ashley Kemp, were happy with participation from the Wabash community and hope the new name will foster a sense of ownership among their customers as well. “We wanted everybody’s input on [the name change] and to make [the shop] unique to Wabash,” Ashley said. And unique it is, said Library Director John Lam- born. “No doubt, it is uniquely Wabash,” he said. “Though I have a fondness for the corny when it comes to ALEX MOSEMAN | WABASH ‘11 library coffee shops (e.g., Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science David Maharry is one of four faculty and staff members retiring at the end of the year. For the retiring “Learn-a-Latta” or “Giant four, this last year has been full of bittersweet reminiscences on their time at the College. Steeps” or “Book a Brew), the reference to the College’s founding date is more appro- Wabash Greats Say Farewell priate for an institution “steeped” in tradition.” Ashley and her husband Logan have been working at the College for several years PETER ROBBINS ‘12 we’ll surely do some of that.” really wanted to do, and by ‘do’ of course, I at Sparks and with Bon Like the Maharrys, Bennett will remain mean ‘teach.’” Appétit. Ashley worked for NEWS EDITOR active in the Wabash community after his Ms. Maharry recalled a similarly signifi- Good to Go when the café’s retirement. In fact, he’ll still be an important cant technological transition that occurred former owner Sharon Conklin In two weeks, seniors will graduate and part of the music department, as he’ll be soon after her arrival at Wabash. decided to open a shop in move on to the post-Wabash chapter of their teaching music history courses next year. “I arrived at Wabash as a spouse in 1979 Lilly Library. When Con- lives, but they won’t be the only ones saying Whether they’re leaving for good or not, the and nine years later began working at Lilly klin’s husband Curt was goodbye. Professor of Mathematics and occasion of their retirement calls for reflection Library, which was then busy converting the transferred to Chicago from Computer Science David Maharry, Cataloging about their time at this place. For the Mahar- card catalog to online,” Ms. Maharry said. his job at the Department of Assistant Virginia Maharry, Professor of rys, it all started in 1979. Bennett too came from another small col- Defense in Washington, D.C., Music Larry Bennett, and Professor of Biolo- “I had been teaching physics at Franklin lege before coming to Wabash, having taught Sharon decided to move with gy David Krohne will be retiring at the end of College, but I wanted to teach computer pro- at Upsala College in East Orange, N.J. since him – and Logan and Ashley this school year. gramming (which later evolved into computer 1975. decided to try their hands at “It’s kind of like being a senior in college – science),” Professor Maharry said. “So when “In the 90s, there were financial problems running a business. I’m not really sure what I’ll be doing after I first got here, I was the director of the com- at Upsala, and ultimately, a 102 year-old col- The ownership of Good to this,” Professor Maharry said. “Both Virginia puter center, which consisted of a single com- lege closed in 1995,” Bennett said. “It was Go was transferred officially and I have been active here in town with puter, and I taught computer programming. really a year of turmoil for all of us: I had to April 1, and Logan and Ash- church and some other things, so we’re not Over time, it evolved into a regular faculty help transfer students and sell the depart- ley have been working tire- leaving town or anything. We like to travel, so position. So I guess I came here to do what I lessly to put their own mark See, RETIREMENT, Page 2 on their new establishment. One of those marks is a name. Elliott, O’Donnell Prepare to Speak Students and staff members submitted names, and six were chosen to be voted on: Bachelor Brew Café, Little WYATT LEWIS ‘13 with chronic and life-threatening ill- on years here, I’ve been given a lot of Giants Java, Brew 32, Little nesses. He also studied abroad in opportunities that have changed my Giant Latte, Wally’s Java STAFF WRITER Salamanca, Spain and will attend life: hanging out with an alumnus in Stop, and Java for Giants. Duke University for medical school. California, studying abroad (which 32 Brew received the most Wabash students recently learned Elliott, a Political Science major was pretty much paid for), and an support with 42 votes, fol- that this year’s commencement and Theater minor, has acted in all 11 immersion trip to Israel. I received an lowed by Little Giants Java speakers will be Spencer Elliott and plays put on by the College in his internship through Wabash, and the with 10, Bachelor Brew Café Jon O’Donnell. However, what the four years here. He interned at the College helped me get into Teach for and Wally’s Java Stop with 8, College didn’t know is that the two Indiana Repertory Theatre, complet- America. The opportunities Wabash Java for Giants with 7, and seniors have been good friends ever ed an internship as a program-facili- has given me have literally shaped Little Giant Latte with 1. since they met in Wolcott the first tator at a camp and a counselor at my future,” Elliott said. When students return from semester of their freshman year. In another. He studied abroad in York, O’Donnell quickly gave his per- summer break in August, they fact, each senior was unaware that England, and will participate in spective. “I agree with that entirely. will see a transformation in the other had applied. Teach for America after college in I’ll add that what’s so enjoyable is the the little corner by the The two seniors were chosen from hopes of being a theater professor time spent away from Wabash,” library’s circulation desk. 32 a panel comprised of the division one day. O’Donnell said. “It helps you realize Brew will have a new grand chairs and deans to represent the stu- Each expressed a deep gratitude what Wabash is about. Wabash, as opening, with a new name dent body at Commencement. for the opportunities that Wabash has any good college should be, is a and new specials to go along “We were both selected by the afforded them. springboard toward your future, with its new owners. department heads; I submitted my “I just look back at all the oppor- whatever it may be. These experi- Ashley said her hope is for name a couple months ago, and did- tunities Wabash has given me. It’s ences have allowed me to know 32 Brew be an integral part of n’t really expect anything to come of kind of interesting - we had a senior myself more than experiences in the ALEX MOSEMAN | WABASH ‘11 the Wabash experience. it,” Elliott said meeting, and an alumnus talked classroom, where I learn about other Seniors Spencer Elliott “I just want it to be suc- O’Donnell, a Chemistry major and about giving back to the College. things.” (top) and Jon O’Donnell cessful and I want it to be part Philosophy minor, has spent sum- Some people are prone to say, “Oh “I know who I am, and it sounds (bottom) will speak at the of the Wabash experience for mers doing biology and chemistry that’s terrible, the College hasn’t so cheesy, but I know who I am 2010 Commencement the staff and the students research and working at a camp the done anything for me,’” Elliott said, Ceremony on May 16. [alike],” Ashley said. summer after his junior year for kids “But as a senior forced to reflect See, COMMENCEMENT, Page 3 In This Issue: Making the Leap Pr esident Whit e’s Summer N e w s, 2 Plans Ca v elif e, 6 Cam pus Gar den Gr oundbr eaking N e w s, 3 PAGE 2 • News The Bachelor April 30, 2010 Retirement BACHELOR From Page 1 Bennett also alluded to the Dr. Maharry will hold on to a place to be.” 301 w. wabash Ave. growth he has witnessed in his simpler, physical, and seemingly And thanks to the efforts of crawfordsville, IN everlasting element of Wabash. Drs. Maharry, Bennett and ment’s pianos, and we were all department. 47933 scrambling for jobs.” “I am proud to have been a part “It’s hard to pick out just a few Krohne, and Ms. Maharry, it is a EDITOR IN CHIEF Gary James Fortunately, Bennett was able of building the music department memories, but I’ll remember place which has been uplifted in email@example.com to make the best out of an undeni- as it is today, I love my colleagues walking through the arboretum in numerous ways for years, and a MANAGING EDITOR ably trying situation. in the Fine Arts center, and I love early May,” Dr. Maharry said. place which is bittersweetly Riley Floyd “That year, I saw an ad for a the students,” Bennett said. “I “This is a physically uplifting grateful. firstname.lastname@example.org music professor at Wabash Col- had the pleasure of hiring Dr. NEWS EDITOR lege, and it was a perfect fit,” Makubuya, who introduced Peter Robbins Bennett said. “They needed Wabash, the county, and in some email@example.com someone to direct the Glee Club ways the state to world music. As OPINION EDITOR John Henry and chair the department. I’m well as Dr. Hulen, who, along firstname.lastname@example.org eternally grateful to Wabash – with Dr. Rogers, rounds out what SPORTS EDITOR they saved my life! I was in my I believe to be the best small col- Brandon Alford mid-50s, which is not the prime lege music department in Indi- email@example.com of a singing career, and I wanted ana.” CAVELIFE EDITOR Joel Bustamante to work more as a professor any- Each of these retiring members firstname.lastname@example.org way.” of the Wabash community point- PHOTO EDITOR In their time at Wabash, the ed to a few favorite memories Alex Moseman email@example.com retiring faculty and staff have had they’ll take with them as they go. Copy Editor a hand in plenty of important “The last three years I have Alex Avtgis improvements in their respective been assisting in the Archives, Adam Becerra areas of influence. which has given me even more BACHELOR ADVISOR “I have enjoyed, and am proud appreciation for the quality and Howard Hewitt of, watching the move from a sin- integrity of 177 year-old firstname.lastname@example.org gle Computer Science course to a Wabash,” Ms. Maharry said. “We minor,” Dr. Maharry said. “The have loved being part of the The purpose of The Bachelor is to field of computer science was Wabash community, and do plan serve the school audience, includ- ing but not limited to administra- changing dramatically, and I was to stay close.” tors, faculty and staff, parents, evolving with it as I learned new As for Bennett, a favorite alumni, community members and most importantly, the students. things. Wabash has allowed me memory includes the fulfillment Because this is a school paper, to grow in many ways. I remem- of his creative motivations. the content and character within will cater to the student body’s ber Bill Placher talking about the “A high point for me was pro- COURTESY OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS interests, ideas and issues. challenge of stepping up to the ducing Hypemnestra last year,” Professor of Music Larry Bennett, shown here after the production of Further, this publication will serve as a medium and forum for stu- next level of the field you are in, Bennett said. “I was able to bring Hypemnestra, is retiring but will return as an adjunct professor of music dent opinions and ideas. and Wabash encourages us to do it here, choose the cast and pro- history next year. Although an individual newspa- that.” duce it, which I so loved doing.” per, the Board of Publications publishes The Bachelor. The Bachelor and BOP receive fund- ing from the Wabash College Student Senate, which derives its funds from the Wabash College Commencement student body. From Page 1 key part of their praise for lipped, unwilling to unveil the not going to reveal that until the Letters (e-mails) to the editor are Wabash, O’Donnell noting that content of their speech. speech.” welcomed and encouraged. They will only be published if they now,” O’Donnell said. “I know the teachers serve both as profes- O’Donnell gave out a teasing Likewise, Elliott remained include name, phone, or e-mail, what I’m capable of and what I’m sors and mentors, allowing you to reply when questioned about the enigmatic. and are not longer than 300 words. The Bachelor reserves the not capable of. I know what I’m have dinner with them and spend speech. “My speech will concern how I right to edit letters for content, good at and what I’m not good at. the evening at their houses. Elliott “I plan on talking about the lib- relate to the memories I’ve made typographical errors, and length. All letters received become prop- And it’s all because I was able to thanked his professors for being eral arts, and how that ought to while at Wabash and how my fel- erty of this publication for the be isolated in situations, away wonderful role models, claiming impact everyday interaction, and low students should relate to the purposes of reprinting and/or redistribution. from Wabash, or away with that Wabash “gives you a unique how it might, in fact, be everyday memories they’ve made as well,” Profanity may appear in the pub- friends.” perspective.” interactions,” O’Donnell said. Elliott said. lication, but only in cases of Both men applauded the stu- As for the commencement “Basically it’s an exposition of the direct quote or if profanity is nec- essary to the content of the story. dent-professor relationship as a speeches, the two remained tight- liberal arts, with a twist. But I’m Please do not confuse profanity with obscenity. No article or pic- ture of an obscene nature will appear in this publication. The Bachelor is printed every Thursday at the Journal Review in Crawfordsville. It is delivered freely to all students, faculty, and Seniors Prepare for the Unknown staff at Wabash College. To receive a year’s subscription, JOHN DYKSTRA ‘13 school that I would feel com- selecting what grad schools send a $40 check to The fortable going to and enjoy to attend, possible careers, Bachelor. STAFF WRITER attending. While looking at and their next steps after All advertising published in The Bachelor is subject to the applica- MFA programs I also looked Wabash. Even though they ble rate card. The Bachelor reserves the right to deny After four years here at for institutions that have Art are graduating, seniors can requests for publication of adver- Wabash and the demise of Education certification,” still use Career Services as tisements. Student organizations of Wabash College may pur- dead week, seniors cannot Diaz said. “I know I want to alumni. chase advertisements at half the help but to be excited for teach art at the secondary “Seniors can still use listed rate. what is ahead of them. Only level and since Wabash does Career Services after they The Bachelor is a member of the Hoosier State and Indiana finals stand in their way, and not certify art teachers, I need graduate. We really do not Collegiate Press Associations then their time here is over; to finish my requirements make a distinction between (HSPA and ICPA). the godforsaken arch will no somewhere else. For me it students and alumni, so they longer gloom before them. seemed easier to attend one are encouraged to utilize us Announcements Graduation is near and the institution and take care of at any point,” Crawford said. college chapter of their lives ALEX MOSEMAN| WABASH ‘11 two things as oppose to “If graduates are looking for Saturday, May 1 is coming to an end. What is Barrington Hodges is one of many seniors breathing a sigh going to two distinct institu- a job, preparing for grad next? of relief as their hard-working time at Wabash comes to a tions.” school, or changing careers, Cabaret: “Let’s First, to answer that ques- The Arnold House has we think it is important that close. Misbehave” at Iron tion, let’s define success in been very active with the they know they can still use Gate, 8 p.m. Director of Schroeder Center what he wants to do ever since then.” seniors as they have been us.” Sunday, May 2 for Career Development, since he was very young, O’Donnell will be attend- Scott Crawford’s words: having been inspired by ing the Duke University Cabaret: “Let’s “Students are going to be medical treatments as a child. School of Medicine this fall. Misbehave” at Iron successful if they have pre- “I do have a phenomenal A group of seniors are still Gate, 7 p.m. pared themselves for suc- personal story that drives my undecided about their career Tuesday, May 4 cess. We don’t define that interest in medicine, specifi- and elected to take a year off success; the student defines cally oncology. My mother before pursuing a possible Midnight Munch at it,” Crawford said. “It is not was diagnosed with Stage career. Juan Diaz ’10 Sparks Center, 11 up to me to tell a student 3B breast cancer when I was switched his career of inter- p.m. what to do or if what they are six years old, endured brutal est from being a lawyer to an Sunday, May 16 planning is a good thing. It is treatments and therapy that artist before Senior Comps up to them to decide that. As eventually ended in the fail- took place. Diaz will be tak- • Baccalaureate long as you are happy with ure/death of her heart, ing a year off to prepare for Chapel, 11 a.m. what you’re doing, or at the received a heart transplant, the Graduate Record Exami- •172nd very least, it gets you to the and survives as my hero nation, which must be taken Commencement next step in your career path, today” O’Donnell said. “I when applying for graduate that is what matters.” witnessed all of this (from a programs, business schools Ceremony, 2:30 p.m. With that being said, sen- variety of perspectives) and fellowships. iors have made advance- when I was young and form- “Since I had changed my ments towards their highly ative, and I have felt every plans last minute I had little anticipated career paths. Jon fiber of my being move in time to look at my options O’Donnell ’10 has known concert toward medicine and to really look for a The Bachelor News • PAGE 3 April 30, 2010 Students, Staff Break Ground for Community Garden JOEY FLEENOR ‘12 STAFF WRITER To celebrate Earth Day last Thursday, April 22, Wabash broke ground its first Communi- ty Garden. The Students for Sus- tainability, Environmental Con- cerns Committee, Friends of Sugar Creek, Girl Scout Troop 50218, and several others attending the service and were eager to help in the push towards a greener campus. With the increasing amount of recycling within living units, the garden was simply the next seed to be planted. According to Professor of Art Doug Calisch, “Within the envi- ronmental/sustainability move- ment there are many guiding principles. The garden project utilizes a number of these princi- ples: support local economies, eat local, DIY (do it yourself), use renewable resources, and DREW CASEY | WABASH ‘12 reduce waste. The Garden proj- Members of the Environmental Concerns Committee and others gathered last week to break ground on the new Wabash Community Garden. The ect accomplishes all this, plus it produce grown in the garden will be used by Bon Appétit and will reduce the College’s reliance on outside food sources. is place for the Wabash commu- nity to come together and share project about the same time. The Environmental Concerns Com- preparation of student meals, closely with Campus Services in an activity.” Crawfordsville Community Gar- mittee” said Mondovics. decreasing reliance on outside for site approval and prepara- Indeed, the community has den, located about three miles In addition to allowing stu- sources for certain perishable tion. “Campus Services has been already begun to come together southwest of Crawfordsville, dents, faculty, and anyone else goods and increasing the fresh- instrumental in the start up as several students, faculty has been supported by Students within the Wabash community ness of the food the organization efforts with the garden and we members, and their family mem- for Sustainability now for two to participate in an outdoor set- offers. want to publicly thank them,” bers worked alongside each years.” ting, the garden itself serves a Because of the desire within Calisch said. other to make the groundbreak- Recently, discussion fueled larger purpose. If the garden partnering student organizations Based on the level of interest, ing a success. by Michael Mondovics ’13, proves to be a success, the crops to construct a community gar- the plot has the potential for an Talks about development and Mary Jo Arthur, and others led will be harvested and split up den, the Students for Sustain- orchard, flower beds, and a utilization of a plot of land for to the groundbreaking late last between campus food service ability were granted funds by grape arbor. Over the summer, the growth of produce began week. “The garden is meant to and donated to local food Student Senate to purchase tools those interested in participating within the past few years. “Ear- be a student driven project; pantries. While the selection of and equipment necessary for till- within the garden is encouraged liest discussions started about therefore, any student wishing to produce to be planted within the ing the land, planting crops, cul- to do so, with the prospect of three years ago in the Environ- work on the garden is invited to plot is undetermined, Arthur has tivation, and harvest. Once gain- receiving fresh vegetables in mental Concerns Committee,” do so. The program itself will be agreed to purchase an amount of ing senate authorization for the return. All are invited to attend a Calisch said. “The student maintained and oversaw by Stu- the vegetables on behalf of Bon means to purchase necessary planting party this coming Sun- group, Students for sustainabili- dents for Sustainability and the Appétit that will be used in materials, the clubs worked day. ty, started talking about a garden The Poetics of Gardening Left: Freshman Michael Jon Mondovics, Professor of Art Doug Calisch, Professor of Psychology Eric Olofson, Mary Jo Arthur, and Matt Levendoski cut the ribbon for the new Wabash Community Garden. Bottom left: Professor of English Marc Hudson reads from a book of poetry to commemorate the groundbreaking. Bottom right: A group of students, faculty, and staff gather just before cutting the ribbon. Want to Write for Bachelor? Watch for a call out announcement in the annual Back to Campus issue. April 30, 2010 page 4 Bachelor Editorial Board The voice of Wabash since 1908 EDITOR IN CHIEF OPINION EDITOR MANAGING EDITOR Gary James John Henry Riley Floyd NEWS EDITOR SPORTS EDITOR CAVELIFE EDITOR Peter Robbins Brandan Alford Joel Bustamante Treating the Symptoms of Our Country’s Problems In the United States, we have The Issue: this arrogant mentality is the way are keeping the poor down with come up with ways of stalling it a short sided arrogance that often we approach our educational sys- our educational policies, we instead. People with chronic dis- prohibits us from recognizing Problems Facing the United tems. We fund our schools with institute unfair affirmative action eases end up taking these pills and treating the problems that States Today the property taxes collected in in our graduate schools. These that stall diseases for the rest of plague our society. It would take those school districts. So for a policies do not address the real their lives, making millions for a fool not to see that we have Our Stance: school district in Carmel where and apparent, social problems the pharmaceutical companies serious issues with our financial Our arrogance blinds us, and house prices average easily with education, but instead that would not have occured had sector, medical system, primary we treat the symptoms of our more than $200,000-$300,000 ignore them and attempt to treat they had cured the disease. and secondary education, and social problems rather than the schools get a substantial problems so far away from the As a country, we need to rec- class/race issues. Rather than the problems themselves. amount of money. On the other source that we, in the process, ognize our problems and cast treat these problems at their hand, inner-city schools in dilap- create more problems. aside our arrogance. We don’t source, we instead narrowly idated areas receive very little The way in which the medical always do things the right way focus to preform triage on the triage to save dysfunctional busi- money and therefore simply can- community and particularly the and the lingering problems that catastrophes and symptoms that nesses like GM. not provide the same facilities pharmaceutical companies oper- we face every day are living arise from them. As a culture we refuse to rec- for their students. ate is perfectly analogous with proof of that. Everyone makes Take the financial crisis for ognize that we are doing things We ignore the fact that the this concept. Pharmaceutical mistakes and if a country fails to example. Rather than hold the wrong and that sometimes those rich continue to keep the poor companies have no incentive to recognize, fix, or apologize for scoundrels who were responsible symptoms need to be fixed at down by hoarding their money in cure diseases like cancer or those mistakes it can be fatal. If for the ordeal, both left and right, their source. If we refuse to treat this manner. Rather than balanc- AIDS. They are not morally we continue to treat the injustices we bail them out. Had we recog- a disease, and only treat its ing the money to provide equal upright individuals looking to and diseases that plague our soci- nized and treated the problem symptoms, the problem will con- opportunities for all of our citi- better the world, they are busi- ety with disregard, we will con- from the beginning, from the tinually arise in new and often zens in their education, we allow nesses like all of the rest. tinue to have to fix the horrible first signs of corruption, we more menacing ways. this class warfare to continue. There is no incentive for them mistakes that effect every one of would never have had to do Another glaring example of Instead of recognizing that we to cure a disease when they can our lives. Get the Most from Wabash: Get Involved! TYLER J. WADE Wabash is becoming apathetic, support our Little Giant athletes liberal arts taken in their most vow to include at least two which is only a single letter during all sports seasons. original form means “the arts events a week—one of them COLUMNIST removed from what it truly But Wabash isn’t just about that free men?” Now seems to being Chapel on Thursday and means. athletic events. It’s about collo- be the right time for man to another of your choice: be it an Week after week, I sit in the Every year in about the sec- quiums, campus speakers, and remove himself from the walls art exhibit, a sporting event, a Pioneer Chapel embarrassed at ond week of November we clubs. It’s about Student Senate, of his academic discipline and meeting of the Student Senate, the pitiful attendance by the stu- malign our neighbors to the Senior Council, Glee Club con- see what life is like on the other or a lecture on gender roles and dents and faculty. On the rare South for not truly supporting certs, and Wamidan. Wabash has side. underwater basket-weaving. occasion that there is a large their athletic teams—and they a plethora of successful artists I know that life is busy and You name it! crowd, congratulations are often don’t. But to be fair, Wabash and impressive speakers on a hectic, and that we have moun- Now, the key here is to main- handed out at the effort—but students and faculty are often weekly basis. tains and mountains of work to tain this throughout the entire should we really do that? Have missing at many sporting Something that is really crazy do. But, I think I have a solution school year and gradually start we become so distant from our events. It’s easy to be a fan on a is the face that Wabash allows to this path that we are on. I’m increasing the amount of events past that we actually take the sunny autumn Saturday and you attend speakers that aren’t going to take everyone back to you try to squeeze in during the time to congratulate people for watch the football team, but in your major or minor! It seems the Enlightenment section of week. Everyone is busy, but are doing what they are supposed to apparently its harder to come to me that a true liberal arts col- C&T, more specifically the you that busy that you can’t take do? Mandatory Chapels are a out and watch an equally inter- lege would have an audience at Autobiography of Benjamin 2 hours out of a 40 hour work thing of the past, but we still esting basketball or baseball Bio Society talks that aren’t just Franklin. In this piece, Franklin week? Like Dr. Olofson said in owe it to one another to make game, swimming or track meet, Division I majors and profes- embarks on a plan for self- Chapel several weeks ago, “Just our best effort to keep that tradi- etc. You name it, and Wabash sors. When the decision to end improvement. I realize it’s prob- shut up,” quit complaining tion alive. Chapel isn’t the only students are, for the most part Cultures and Traditions was ably too late to start this now so about that Econometrics paper, place where Wabash Men are, to absent. If we are going to use made, students exclaimed the I hope you can remember this and go see what Wabash has to quote Yogi Berra, “staying away this as ammunition against the “death of the liberal arts.” for next semester. Each and offer, you might be surprised at in droves.” On the whole Dannies, we have to come out to Need I remind you that the every one of you should make a what you would find . . . Letters to the Editor through all aspects of life, but why it body are encouraging and exciting. They, Ian Kelly takes a lesson like this to create such an epiphany, I do not know. What I do know, is that I am living the pain Stipes along with Senate members, were influen- tial in making the C&T discussion a posi- tive experience for Wabash and are becom- Reflects on ing more involved in the campus through a Speaks Out brought onto the people who care most and the clarity of my inconceivably number of activities like the ski-trip that selfish actions is sharpening every day. took place in February and the upcoming freshman orientation event that will take Year Since the incident and my suspen- place this August. Both bodies are showing sion from Wabash, I have entered into that our student government, clubs and Dear Sir, a drug abuse program to discover the organizations, and student leaders continue The trouble I’ve brought upon underlying problems that would lead to to have a huge impact on the well being of myself has led me to many realizations this point. I have also completed over Dear Sir, this campus. and is in no way excusable. My only sixty hours of volunteer work with a One of the key reasons we have had hope is that second chances do exist local park to truly appreciate the sim- I want to take a moment and reflect on such a successful semester is due to our fac- because now I have more to prove than ple aspects of life and the value of the past semester. Like most, as the final ulty, staff, and administration. I want to ever to my family, the campus, organi- moral actions. After becoming a suc- days dwindle away, I start to look back and thank the administration and faculty for zations, and Wabash itself I have dis- cessful volunteer within the park’s cannot believe how hastily these past few their cooperation and management over appointed and misrepresented through staff, I began my fulltime job working weeks have flown by and how quickly the C&T and their ability to move forward with my actions. under a mason, learning the impor- summer is approaching. However, I feel it a new course that will become a foundation As soon as the crime was commit- tance of true physical labor. The real- is important to take a moment and look of the curriculum for decades to come. I ted, I began to regret the foolishness ity of being up at 6 a.m. six days a back at the semester that was and also say a want to personally thank President White and selfishness it must have taken me few words. for approving the athletic fields project. It week proves how blessed I was to have to believe risking my entire life for this First of all, I am extremely proud of our is an amazing accomplishment for Wabash a family willing to fund the journey at horrendous mistake was worth it. campus and the direction that we are head- to be investing so many resources into our “Entire life” might seem like an exag- Wabash College. These experiences ing. We have grown as a community, and facilities while other top schools continue geration, but I do not consider it to be are combining to mock my previous Wabash is better for it. We have matured to do nothing but cut. It truly speaks vol- at all. Wabash College was my life actions and make me more ashamed because of the discussions over C&T. We umes to the strong core Wabash has been and, at that very moment, had present- but simultaneously more grateful for have improved with the commencement of and continues to be. ed the opportunities for a phone inter- lost chances. the athletic fields project. We continue to As we go our separate ways next week, view for a small business internship With the weight of these conse- challenge each other as we face the obsta- we can all be pleased with what we have this upcoming summer and to study quences on my family and myself, I cles that are in front of us. We have accomplished. For some of us, next week abroad next spring in Valencia, Spain. cannot express my sorrow enough. So become a closer community. For that, I am marks the beginning of a long awaited These were immediately thrown rather than dwelling on the lost oppor- proud of our college. summer break. For others, it marks the end away. More long term opportunities I tunities and pain, my only wish is to Secondly, I am proud of the work our of a long Wabash journey and the start of a value and threw away include facilitat- represent my family, Wabash College student leaders and organizations are doing. much more exciting journey into the real ing a turn-around for the soccer pro- and all associated as well as I can. I I have never been a part of a more deter- world. To the seniors, good luck! You will gram, improving the excellence of the believe changes have been made in my mined and successful Student Senate. I am no doubt have as great an impact on the Malcolm X Institute, and, most impor- proud of their efforts and their accomplish- world as you have had on this institution. character and priorities that will allow tantly, completing my Wabash educa- ments. I am proud of how the Senate has Be safe, enjoy your summer break, and tion to the best of my abilities. The me to exceed any previous expecta- evolved from more than a 30-minute budg- remember to spread the fame of her hon- question is, was I pursuing these tions held of me and represent what et meeting into a group of individuals who ored name wherever your journey takes opportunities granted to me with my original values were instilled by my are discussing issues pertinent to campus you. best ability? No, I was not, neglectful- family and Wabash. and working to resolve them for the better- In Wabash, ly so. This might seem as an under- ment of the College and the student body. statement to the gravity of the crime In Wabash, The evolution of the Senior Council and Cody Stipes and its repercussions resounding Ian Kelly ‘12 the leadership of all of the members of the Student Body President The Bachelor Opinion PAGE 5 April 30, 2010 Life’s an Approximation Life’s an approximation. We work during the weekend. It The third thing I’ve learned low. I try not to take myself too never really know where we’re GARY JAMES was a pain, but it made my at Wabash is oddly specific but seriously. I remember that going. We make decisions and weeks much more manageable. no less helpful than the rest of humans can only do so much. calculations in the midst of EDITOR-IN- The second thing I’ve my observations. Write often. So, instead of obsessing over uncertainty. As Editor-in-Chief learned at Wabash is the power So much of life, in and out of of the Bachelor, I have had CHIEF of relationships. By working Wabash, is about communica- mistakes or successes, I just keep moving forward, with a nearly a year’s worth of practice with the Bachelor, the Obama tion. By writing as much I have, smile and an open mind. with making decisions to the campaign, and other groups, I with the Bachelor, papers, at the best of my ability with the have had the privilege to talk to writing center, I have developed My four years at Wabash information and resources I am most professors on campus. But an ear and an eye for the way have been filled with nuggets of given. I did more than talk; I built rela- things should sound and read. advice from people and situa- year alone, I have sphinx club tions. I know these insights will As graduation day draws members, student senators, a tionships with them. I got to This sense has helped me in closer, I, in turn, grow more know their interests, what class but also in my applications help me in life off this campus. fraternity president. We all wear reflective, not just on my tenure so many hats—including that of drives them, what angers and for internships and Teach for But these insights would not at the Bachelor, but on my four students—that it can be a strug- inspires them and, in some America. have been gained if I had stayed years as a student here. If I had gle to know which of our many cases, their families. So, when I Finally, I have learned that in my room or rejected opportu- to sum up what I’ve learned at responsibilities should take had a problem, or when I need- life is an approximation; some- nities or responsibilities when Wabash in 600 words or less, I precedent at any given time. ed to send a reporter for expert- times we get things wrong. I presented with them. Fortune would say I’ve learned to plan I’ve had this problem as well, ise, or when I just desired stim- certainly do. While this realiza- favors the bold, and I would ahead, to build relationships, to which is why I always try to ulating conversation, I knew tion can be stressful and embar- encourage all underclassmen to write often and, most important- plan ahead. Last semester, I who to turn to. I’ve gained a rassing, it’s also part of being stay involved in the positive ly, to remember that life is an actually arranged my syllabi on reservoir of insights from peo- human. I do my best to perform approximation. ple much more experienced to the best of my ability, but if I way. I would encourage my fel- my wall in front of my comput- It is a truth universally er so that I would always be than me. These relationships do make a mistake, I try to own low seniors to remain or to acknowledged and often articu- forced to confront the reality of have helped get me through up to it, learn from it, and move become bold by realizing our lated that Wabash men are what I had to do. I did the same Wabash and to this time in my on. This piece of advice has individual and collective pow- active people. We do a lot. for my job applications. I tried life, and I like to think it can do helped me keep life in perspec- ers to make things happen and When I think about the staff this to do the upcoming week’s the same for others. tive. I never get too high or too to make them work. Finally Finding the Right Balance After four years it is quite could be? Of course not! We great need in our society for Wabash is still sending easy to become the cynical sen- JOHN HENRY have much work to do to repair understanding the context of numerous young men to med- ior, to see all of the bad and none the tatters in the fabric of our Western Civilization through the ical, engineering, law, and other of the good at the place in which OPINION campus culture and our brother- Classics or for true academic professional schools. Wabash is you have spent such a signifi- ly bonds. appreciation of the work of the still placing her men in top job cant portion of your youth. EDITOR In four years, theft has been Renaissance painters or the and internship markets across Having interacted intimately rampant, personal and fraternity symphonies of Beethoven. the country and around the with the community, there will property vandalized, derisive Surely, no one would contend world. Wabash is still consis- always be perceptions that are commentary levied against fel- that to be the case, less they be tently ranked as one of the best incorrect or expectations that low students or professors, con- misguided. We must continue to liberal arts colleges in the were just too high. The most sistent alcohol and drug issues, strive for what is best for the nation. Most importantly, continue this journey of life. important element to consider in and many other broader societal students and the College in this Wabash is still succeeding in It would certainly be improp- the fruitful discourse of our Col- er not to look back on the four and cultural problems. These sensitive area. There are no educating her men to think criti- lege is that we, as seniors, are years spent here and remark in problems are part of the larger easy answers, but we must still cally, act responsibly, lead effec- obliged to expose and comment some way on the state of our framework of our society and it strive for the answers that can tively, and live humanely. on what we find to be the nega- College. Wabash, if anything, is is our place as responsible citi- preserve the core of our curricu- We all are guilty of viewing tives in our College. However, a place where young men can zens to establish ourselves with- lum. Wabash with a certain degree of to do so, without also stating or transform themselves into liber- in the larger framework in such While there is still much to exceptionalism. However, as recognizing the good, would be ally educated men who think, a way as to preserve the core fear, much to strive for, and any student who has consistent- irresponsible and disingenuous. act, and live more fully than tenets of our own community. much to do in the future for we ly visited other campuses Some of us seniors are leav- they once did. Our future curriculum is sure- Wabash men, there is still much knows, there is something ing Wabash with still much It is certain that it will take ly another area in which we are that is right. The very fact that markedly different about a more intellectual and spiritual more than an economic down- struggling. A healthy liberal arts we have endured in four years Wabash man. A certain swagger growth ahead of us, while still turn or culture shock to damage education cannot survive with- the death of four students and of and strength is profoundly pres- others will begin to forge the the core of an institution that has out the Classics, Arts, and Bill Placher, one of the most ent in the Wabash community framework for the rest of our stood for nearly two hundred Music. These areas of study are respected Wabash men ever to still today. So long as we can lives. No matter the path, we are years. The loyalty and brother- so integrally linked to the liber- walk these halls, the devastating preserve the exceptional nature, about to end this journey to hood of her graduates is certain- ally-educated man that to cut financial meltdown, the loss of a the brotherhood, and the passion embark on yet another. Mar- ly something that continues to them to the point of failure is fraternity, and the variety of that we each feel for our alma riage, jobs, furthering our edu- run strong. foolish at best. smaller afflictions is testimony mater, this College will not only cation, and travel are just a few Is this loyalty and fidelity to That is unless somehow we enough to our strength and per- survive, but thrive, well into the ways in which we will begin to our alma mater as strong as it are to contend that there is no severance. future. Want to be a Columnist? Contact Riley Floyd email@example.com April 30, 2010 Page 6 Teaching and ‘Tooning: Morillo Reflects on “101” Almost two decades worth of artistic achievement GABE WATSON ‘13 fun of and use humor against the powerless. It’s an asymmetrical STAFF WRITER concept.” Morillo likened the concept to For the better part of the past interaction between racial two decades, Professor of Histo- groups. The majority’s remarks ry and Department Chair on minorities are seldom appro- Stephen Morillo has lent his priate and even less often humor- humorous and artistic talents to ous because it is they that hold The Bachelor with weekly “Car- the power. Jokes about the less tooning 101” comics. As he pre- powerful are simply not appro- pares, however, to take on new priate. responsibilities, his cartooning “As Division Chair I’m in just contributions will be cut off. a little bit too powerful of a posi- “I’ll be the next chair of Divi- tion in the Wabash community to sion III,” said Morillo, “and the be making jokes about people,” dean made one of the conditions said Morillo. He recognizes that for taking that job that I no there are far too many complica- longer do the cartoon.” But tions waiting to arise by attempt- COURTESY OF PROFESSOR STEPHEN MORILLO Morillo was quick to add that he ing to play both sides of the was “in full agreement” with the game. As he notes in his April Blast from the Past: Professor Stephen Morillo’s very first edition of “Cartooning 101” for The Bachelor. condition. 16th cartoon, he is becoming a “And the principle there is one part of “The Man,” at which he he will take preceding its com- he laughed. have, he has done so multiple I actually stated in a Chapel Talk has always poked fun in the past. mencement. Once he completes his text- times before as the result of trips on the importance of humor a Of course Morillo is making “I will be in Crawfordsville to North Carolina and Hawaii. book, Morillo’s five-year term as number of years ago,” he contin- this transition “not without some next year, but my job will be to But Cartooning 101 has firmly ued. “It’s okay for the powerless reluctance, because I love doing Division III Chair will com- finish writing my world history anchored its reputation in the to make fun of and use humor the cartoon.” But he is looking textbook and to pay as little mence. Though this will be the Bachelor, and will not soon be against the powerful; it’s not forward to his new position as attention to Wabash as possible,” longest break from his Bachelor See, MORILLO, Page 7 okay for the powerful to make well as the year-long sabbatical contributions that Morillo will Running Around, Running The Bes t of Summer 2010 Among Summer Priorities Liberal Arts dominate calendar KENNY FARRIS ‘12 bers. Target date: late May to early June (probably STAFF WRITER before Big Bash). Let it always be the life of Ca v elif e, 7 Some Wabash men have a small liberal arts college internships; some have new President to have to fundraise during the sum- careers to begin. Some just plan on going home and recharging their batteries. mer. White plans on fundraising for the new ath- Pr of s’ Summer While President Patrick White fits into the going letic fields and finalizing a large donation campaign to R eading R ecs. home category, it is not the be announced next fall. case he will be recharging “The rhythm doesn’t change ALEX MOSEMAN | WABASH ‘11 his batteries. too much,” White said. Mark it on the list: President White remains school-oriented during summer. “I really don’t know what I’m going to do, actually,” fundraising. Target date: everyday. Justice and Cultivating which he fondly recalls is President White said. After Humanity: A Classical White reveals he wants to the hometown of another 30 minutes of discussion, he Defense of Reform in Liber- attend the summer meeting President: Ronald Reagan. revealed that the only things al Education. missing in his summer plans of the Annapolis Group, a And then there is his group of 130 liberal arts col- I told White that Nuss- undetermined three weeks are the specific dates on the baum would be a great calendar. lege presidents meeting to away, which infamously has discuss the liberal arts. speaker on campus in the caused some of his greatest I’ll help President White midst of C&T restructuring. fill in some of the dates on However, unspecified meet- adventures. ings in Chicago might derail However, White informed In 2003 on a trip to the his calendar, or at least put me that the professor is his mental list in print. First those plans. Grand Canyon, his wife Nonetheless, mark it on booked for the next two and on the list is Big Bash week- Chris suffered heat-related end, June 4-6. While I’m the list: Annapolis Group meeting. Target date: a half years. Cross that one off the list. health problems during a Ca v elif e, 7 sure alumni would like to White revealed to me that hike to the bottom of the see the President make unsure. canyon. Ironically, Presi- Remember, however, that one of his goals was to pre- appearances throughout the dent White, with the help of weekend, President White is slated to give a speech and President White’s job is more lenient during the sum- pare for the Wabash Cross Country Charlie Finch ’51 Annual Alumni run held on his family, had to perform the duties of a nurse to the The F inal “101” present awards on June 6. mer. “I do less evening nurse and laid her in a creek events because there are less the last weekend of August. Mark it on the list: Drivers on Wabash Avenue before the Devil’s preparing and giving a things on campus to attend,” and Main Street. That means Corkscrew trail section. Just speech to nine reuniting White said. in town one can see White last summer, White had an classes. Target date: before How does he plan on fill- ing his extra time during the running from Elston to the encounter with a bear in the and on June 6. corner Firehouse and back in day? Aside from enjoying Grand Teton Mountains in White remarked that he preparation. them with his wife Chris at Wyoming. plans to reflect and discuss Mark it on the list: run- long-term planning for the his Elston homestead, White Mark another extreme has a summer reading list. ning. Target date: whatever adventure on his list? Not College. Let this be a his training schedule dic- reminder to CFO Larry Grif- Currently he plans to read all yet. White has possible 700+ pages of a book on the tates. plans in either North Caroli- fith and Deans Raters, Finally, White does plan Phillips, and Klein to await Thirty Years War from 1618- na or Florida, but he did not 1648. Also on his list are on leaving Crawfordsville rule out another adventure in an e-mail from the Presi- for some much-needed and dent. some of University of the western United States. Chicago Law Professor well-earned leisure time. He Mark it on the list: reflec- Target date: before the start Martha Nussbaum books, plans to visit his mother in tion and long-term planning with the senior staff mem- including Sex and Social his hometown of Dixon, Ill., of school in Fall 2010. Ca v elif e, 7 The Bachelor Cavelife • PAGE 7 April 30, 2010 Profs Pick 2010: The Year Media Summer Strikes Back Reads A bevy of entertainment to keep your summer strong Wondering what to do with all that free time this JOEL BUSTAMANTE for a little more of an adult ‘11 comedy than the franchise summer? Once you rest your eyes from those final is known for. papers and exams, check out the following books rec- CAVELIFE EDITOR ommended by Wabash faculty and staff. Iron Man 2 Why? Because every Returning to the role Paradoxes of Educa- summer is an opportunity that made Robert Downey, tion in a Republic by Eva T.H. Brann to kick back, relax, and Jr. respectable again, is the This is a witty, insight- enjoy all those little things electro-charged comic ful book about liberal edu- you couldn’t appreciate book film Iron Man 2. Fea- cation and some of the because schoolwork decid- turing even more cameos obstacles and opportuni- ed to dominate your life. and characters (Scarlett ties it faces in contempo- Johnasson as the potential rary America. It’s not MUSIC double-spy Black Widow), Though technically not Toy Story 3 the film looks to be a com- exactly leisure reading, a summer album since it Pandering to a com- but it is engaging. If you plete nerdgasm. This, how- was released this Tuesday, pletely new audience, Toy ever, won’t stop regular want leisure, let me rec- B.o.B’s debut album will Story 3 returns audiences ommend Simon Elegant, movie-goers who just want certainly lead the charge in to their favorite make- to see a pretentious rich A Floating Life: The fresh hip-hop during thos believe toys. Woody, Buzz, Adventures of Li Po. This boy build a totally ridicu- long days. Add the fact that Cowgirl Jesse and the gang lous-but-oh-so-awesome is a fictionalized biogra- he is ahead in the SCAC all return to celebrate mechanical suit that can phy of the famous 8th- polls and potentially owner’s coming of age into stop tanks and stuff. And if century Chinese poet, Li Po (or Li Bo), who liked to appearing this fall, B.o.B is college life. Deciding to you’re re-reading that sen- travel, write poetry, and drink wine. a must-have. emphasize less on chil- tence to make it sound - Professor of Religion David Blix dren’s toys and instead more intelligent, you’re GAMES play on people’s memories, probably wasting your The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt This novel follows two Streets of Gold - 3oh!3 the film aims to rekindle time. families of British intel- 3oh!3 returns from their Transformers: War for the love its once-young fan Robin Hood lectuals and artists from sophomore album, Want, Cybertron base had. Since most of Russel Crowe returns to the end of the 19th centu- with the hotly anticipated After years of terrible those are now in college, prove that he’s more than ry through the first world Streets of Gold. Featuring video game adaptations lit- like the owner Andy, look just a gladiator, instead war. Byatt’s vivid fan-favorite crunk artist Lil erally not worth playing proving that he’s a gladia- imagery, rich characters, Jon, seminally sexy and due to their extreme terri- tor in tights, too. Helmed and skilled storytelling raging wonder Kesha, and bleness, the Transformers by Gladiator director Rid- combine to make for an more, the band looks to up franchise looks to finally ley Scott (...yes this looks engrossing read and will the ante from their smash gett things right. Megatron, and sounds exactly like a provide weeks of vivid mainstream debut CD. Bumblebee, Optimus sequel masking as new dreams, especially if read More or less offering more Prime and all your material), Robin Hood at bedtime. Best of all, of the same, 3oh!3 looks to favorites return to blow updates the character into a though, were the snippets take over the party scene things up and roll out. Fea- new “ridiculously jacked of dark, German-style entirely this summer. Add turing a storyline founded and therefore awesome” fairy tales sprinkled their summer tour with on classic Transformer variation. Expect deep- throughout the book—I Cobra Starship, and this is mythos, this game looks to voice monologues and still feel a shiver in my spine as I recall their elegant clearly 3oh!3’s year. finally get things right. overwhelmingly cool melding of menace and beauty. action sequences that you - Professor of Biology Amanda Ingram The Adventures of MOVIES know never happened dur- Bobby Ray - B.o.B ing those days. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald The French Riviera. Dissipation. Insanity. What else could you ask for in a light summer read? — Professor of English Eric Freeze Wabash on my Mind and These Fleeting Years are always good reads for a good Wabash Man. - Dean Michael Raters Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi It is a fascinating story Morillo about how influential cer- tain books can be and the change they can bring in From Page 6 invited Morillo to write of his cartoons that were behaviors to last year’s ourselves and the world more, he was hooked. burnt off the living unit heartfelt remembrance of forgotten. Since then he has cer- doors of African American around us. It inspires me Bill Placher ’70, Morillo Morillo’s involvement tainly left his mark on the students about ten years to read more deeply, has always provided com- came from humble begin- campus. “First of all, it is ago. Through the tension rather than just reading more books. nings. In his first year at Cartooning 101 that caused came what Morillo mentary on the times. He - Dean Will Oprisko Wabash, he submitted a invented the term ‘Wabco’ called “productive dia- has helped shape the Bach- cartoon as a letter to the to refer to Wabash as an logue and racial debate on elor through his witty con- editor in response to a stu- entity that starts thinking campus” dent cartoon in the Bache- like a business instead of a From these controver- tributions, and that wit will lor. When editor at the college,” said Morillo. sial pokes at everything be put to good use in com- time Kaizaad Kotwal ’91 He also recalls a series from students drinking ing years. Congratulations, Wanna Write for Skip Tokar ‘10 IAWM Student-Athlete Award Winner For information on IAWM events, visit http://www.facebook.com/l/df82b or www.wabash.edu/alumni/ra/indy Cavelife? Send thoughts, ideas, submissions to Joel Bustamante ‘11 at firstname.lastname@example.org PAGE 8 • Cavelife The Bachelor April 30, 2010 A Wally’s Guide to Summer CONCERTS: Seniors May 7, 2010 Pearl Jam w/ Band of Horses If you would like to participate in the Senior Gift Campaign, Verizon Wireless Music Center 7:30 p.m. contact one of your Class Agents, Gary James or Will Hoffman. Or, talk to a member of the Senior Gift Campaign May 8, 2010 Committee. The Verve Pipe Radio Radio 8 p.m. Senior Gift Campaign Committee May 12, 2010 Bryan Adams Aaron William Bonar Bradley Martin Jones Murat Egyptian Room 8 p.m. Brandon Michael Cornett Colin Micheal Ridenour Dezhi Xu Jeffrey Roy Kessels May 15, 2010 John Benjamin Dewart Joshua Nelson Lopez 3oh!3 and Cobra Starship: The Too Fast for Love Tour Kevin Matthew Andrews Khondoker Tanveer Haider Charter One Pavillion, Chicago, IL 7 p.m. Mark Myers Thomas Matthew Tyler Hudson Patrick Daniel Griffith Robert Lloyd Ritz May 22, 2010 Stephen Anthony Tokar Steven Robert Zajac Nickelback with Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, and William Jonathan Murchie Sick Puppies Verizon Wireless Music Center 6:30 p.m. June 19, 2010 For more informatioin, contact Joe Klen at the Dave Matthews Band Advancement Office at email@example.com or at 765- Verizon Wireless Music Center 7 p.m. 361-6052, or visit www.wabash.edu/seniorgift. June 28, 2010 311 and Pepper The Lawn at White River State Park 7:30 p.m. July 6, 2010 2010 Vans Warped Tour Verizon Wireless Music Center 12 p.m. July 7, 2010 Santana Verizon Wireless Music Center 7:30 p.m. August 3, 2010 Rihanna: Last Girl on Earth Tour with special guest Ke$ha Verizon Wireless Music Center 7:30 p.m. April 30, 2010 Page 9 Track Makes Last Push Final Farewell Toward National Meet for Summers It seems like it was just COLUMNIST weeks ago that I was timid- ly walking out onto the CHUCK soccer field on a muggy August afternoon, fresh SUMMERS new notebook in hand, searching for quotes for my first story as a college sportswriter. Yet here I sit, struggling to find the perfect words to people like Mac Petty and form what may very well Clyde Morgan, stories that be the last sports column I continued well after I set ever write. the notebook in my lap and A lot’s changed since I laid the pen down, just lis- was that wide-eyed fresh- tening. I loved the chal- man waiting awkwardly lenge of carefully crafting for practice to end. Stu- questions to try to break dents and coaches have through Chris Creighton’s come and gone, buildings seemingly impenetrable have been torn down and wall of clichés. I loved the built up, and the Bachelor opportunity to make some- has grown into something I one think or question or never could have imagined smile or laugh through my when I started. stories, even if it was just Another thing that one of my roommates. changed was my intended But really, my commit- career choice, which shift- ment to sportswriting here ed dramatically in the goes deeper than the sheer ALEX MOSEMAN | WABASH ‘11 midst of my Education 101 enjoyment. In an age Freshman Jake Waterman (left) and sophomore Kevin McCarthy (right) competing recently in the 800 meter race. class, around the time I where college basketball looked hard in the mirror one-and-doners football- KYLE BENDER ‘12 Little Giants to race at the prestigious in the decathlon (1500-meter run, 100- and decided that this world playing felons make a pub- Drake Relays. The 1600-meter relay meter dash, long jump, shot put, high could use a great teacher lic mockery of the term STAFF WRITER team of Garret Bonk, John Haley, Jake jump, 400-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles, more than it could use a “student-athlete,” the Waterman, and Wes Chamblee, along discus, pole vault, and javelin throw) great sportswriter. incredible commitment of Coach Clyde Morgan believes the with Emmanuel Aouad in the 110-meter where he finished in sixth place overall, And so the question was Wabash’s real student-ath- score of this weekend’s NCAC Outdoor hurdles traveled to Des Moines, Iowa for earning the Little Giants three points that posed to me not that long letes must be celebrated. Track & Field Championships will take the event. will carry over to this weekend’s confer- ago, why still do it? Why These men are not playing care itself. “It’s a very tough meet to get invited ence meet. scramble all over campus for a high draft pick or In the meantime, he is preparing his to,” Morgan said. “For us to have an indi- “I don’t think Sam realizes how for quotes and endure fame or money. They sacri- Little Giant athletes for the big event as if vidual and a relay get accepted – it’s unbe- important that performance was,” Mor- some brutally long nights fice time and sweat for the it’s just another meet. lievable, especially for a school of our gan said. “Those three points may very in the computer-lined dun- love of the game, a notion “The key is not to expect anything dif- size. We made the long trip to Iowa well be the difference between our team geon known as the BOP that seems sadly archaic ferent from any other meet,” he said. “I because I wanted to give those guys the going third to second, or second to first in office, if it had no bearing today. They are not just expect the guys to go there and be loose opportunity to compete because they had final standings, you never know. on grad school or a future great wide receivers or and compete their butts off and have fun. earned it. “One thing about track is it’s a game of job? point guards or hurdlers, You don’t change anything going into a “It was a great atmosphere for them, inches, tenths of seconds, and half points. It’s a good question, and but great young thinkers, big meet; just keep doing the same thing just to be with other great college athletes I’ve won championships by a half a point one that has many, many great young men with to get after it.” and run in front of 15,000 people. To be and I’ve lost championships by a half a answers. incredible dreams and, in The elite competition that several able to walk in front of Olympic medalists point. Every point is important and for The easy answer is that virtually all cases, incredi- members on the team saw the past week- and be able to go up and talk to them, it Sam to go out and get us three extra ones it’s fun, albeit stressful. I ble stories. Someone needs end also can’t help their preparation. will be something those guys won’t for- – that’s huge!” love sports. I love writing. to tell these stories, and I Wabash sent men to the Purdue Open in a get.” While this is the last week the Bache- I loved the opportunity to feel absolutely honored to last chance effort to qualify them for the Morgan also mentioned the impor- lor will cover the track and field team, get to know many people have had the opportunity to conference mean average in order to qual- tance of sophomore Sam Glowinski. they still have the most eventful part of in the Wabash community do so. ify them to race this weekend. Glowinski traveled to Oberlin College their season to come. Following the con- I wouldn’t have otherwise. I’ve heard sports But perhaps the biggest honor of the and participated in the NCAC Combined ference championships, there are two I loved to hear the incredi- referred to as the “toy season was the invitation extended to five Events Championships. He participated See, NATIONALS, Page 10 ble stories and insights of See, SUMMERS, Page 10 Freshman Pole Vaulter Reaches New Heights RYAN LUTZ ‘13 focused on the National mark and didn’t see it as a big accomplishment” said STAFF WRITER Knox. Knox had knee surgery in high school, so breaking a 23 year old record Pole vaulting is a unique sport. Out of during his first year is a testament to his all the sports out there it is easily one of work ethic. When asked how he made so the most technical and Matt Knox has much progress Knox said, “Lots of tech- quickly solidified his place among the nique work. Pole vaulting is technique, Wabash greats with his superb technique. technique, technique.” Right now Knox As a freshman, Knox has already broken has his eyes locked on the National the outdoor pole vault record for Wabash mark, and striving to get higher and College, and he plans to write his name higher. in the record books a few more times His pole vaulting coach, Horace Turn- before his run here is done. er, has high hopes and expectations for “I started pole vaulting my freshman Knox during his Wabash tenure. “I think year, it just looked like something fun he will be able to go much higher as he and interesting to do” said Knox. “I orig- continues to strengthen that knee,” Turn- inally just wanted something to stay in er said. “He is a powerful young man shape for football”. From his freshman who shows a lot of desire.” Knox is def- year on, he kept working and progressing initely grateful for all the help Turner has until one day he got a call from Coach given him. “He knows what you need to Morgan and started considering Wabash do right. That’s been a great help this College. “During the first visit I loved season. [Coach Turner] is always watch- the feel of the college, and once I saw the ing us and giving us encouragement,” facilities I was hooked,” said Knox. Knox noted. “He is a good listener, an With such a big contribution from Knox extremely focused coach, and always during his freshman year, it is safe to say looking for new ways of practicing or that they are more than happy to have training,” said Knox. him. Breaking the school record has done What attracts someone to pole vault- little to slow down Knox, who is still as ing though? Not too many kids grow up focused as ever and chomping at the bit wanting to be the next Sergei Bubka— to get to Nationals. “Right now my goals the world record holder for pole vault. are to get faster and stronger and to get So what kept Knox interested in the my technique down. Also I want to get sport? “I enjoy the uniqueness of the stronger for next year and break the sport; it involves a lot of different aspect indoor vault record.” With Knox’s work of other sports. Plus I was good at it,” ethic, it won’t be long before his name is said Knox. And sticking with pole found in more than one place among the vaulting has turned out pretty good for Wabash record books. The combination Knox so far having already set the pole of an unusual sport and an unusually vaulting record with a height of 15 feet, strong work ethic have come together to ALEX MOSEMAN | WABASH ‘11 2-1/4 inches. cement Knox’s place as a Little Giant Freshman pole vaulter Matt Knox has been a standout so far this spring already owning a “When I broke the record I was more even before his freshman campaign has school record in the event. Knox is among several national-qualifying hopefuls for Wabash. PAGE 10 • sports The Bachelor April 30, 2010 The Sports Desk Scores, Stats, Previews & More Baseball Prepares for Playoff Push Saturday’s double-header split with Wittenberg sends Wabash to second consecutive NCAC tournament appearance; defending conference champion and national runner-up Wooster awaits in semi-finals BRANDAN ALFORD’12 SPORTS EDITOR For nine years, the Wabash baseball team failed to qualify for the NCAC’s postseason con- ference tournament. However, that all changed last spring with a West division co-championship and subsequent berth in the NCAC semifinals. With a 3-0 win in Saturday’s opening game against division foe Wittenberg, the Little Giants turned nine ALEX MOSEMAN | WABASH ‘11 years of postseason futility into a Members of the Wabash pitching staff, along with catcher Grant McCloskey, look on during last weekend’s games against Witenberg at Mud Hollow. second consecutive tournament berth. division titles, including the last us for anything we might see Swart is well aware of the offspeed pitches,” Swart What awaits the Little Giants nine to go with eight conference moving forward in the postsea- offensive juggernaut he, along explained. is a familiar postseason foe: championships. While that post- son,” sophomore Andrew Swart with the rest of the pitching staff, If Wabash is to have a good Wooster. Consistently a confer- season track record may very said. Swart’s complete game will be facing Thursday. Wooster shot of advancing deep into the ence frontrunner and postseason well make this series one-sided shutout of Wittenberg on Satur- led the conference in batting tournament, it will need to win fixture, the Fighting Scots were on paper, the Little Giants have day clinched Wabash’s playoff average, runs, and slugging per- early and avoid the lengthy road also Wabash’s first round faced their fair share of top-notch berth. That seven inning per- centage during the regular sea- back through the loser’s bracket matchup last postseason. When competition this spring that they formance was his sixth complete son. However, Swart referred in this double elimination-style starting a discussion on NCAC feel will have them more than game effort of the season as well back to those big-time matchups tournament. For that to happen, it Baseball and it’s picture on a prepared for Thursday’s first- as his second shutout of the earlier in the season when dis- will take another strong outing national scale, the discussion round matchup. spring. Saturday’s shutout cou- cussing the plan of attack against from Swart on the mound along largely begins and ends with “Having the chance to play pled with one and two-thirds the stout Wooster lineup. “We are with an offensive punch that has Wooster. The Scots have teams like Birmingham South- innings of shutout work against going to do the same things we been faltering of late. The bats of appeared in all 19 postseason ern, Purdue, Valparaiso, and St. Purdue in relief helped the soph- did against the hitters for Purdue, John Holm, Tanner Coggins, and tournaments that the NCAC has Joseph’s during the year has omore earn the NCAC’s pitcher Valporaiso, and others. We are Montana Timmons will be leaned held, with the inception in 1991. allowed us to see all kinds of of the week for the final week of going to keep the ball down, on early and often starting Thurs- Wooster has also won 13 East quality competition and prepared the regular season. pound the strike zone, and mix in day afternoon. Summers From Page 9 thank you to Howard Hewitt, who taught a cocky young journalist section” of journalism, but I’ve never more than he could have imagined. bought into that. Sports are real and A thank you to Brent Harris, an end- powerful. They can inspire and blaze less supply of stats, stories, inside new paths and break down walls and scoops and photographs, who legiti- unite the most divided of people, if only mately loves his job more than any- for a short while. This rings true here at one I know. A thank you to editors Wabash where, amidst the heated and Pat Smith, Pat McAlister and Gary important debates about C&T and the James, who trusted me enough to try new all-college course and budget cuts, pretty much anything I wanted in the we can all still come together along the sports section. And, of course, a fence of Mud Hollow or in the stands of thank you to everyone who has fol- Hollett Stadium and cheer passionately lowed my stories over the years. I for a common cause. Sports are deeply hope you’ve enjoyed them. ingrained into our culture and identity, Most of all, though, an enormous and lie at the roots of so many of our thank you to Wabash’s student-ath- favorite myths and traditions. They are a letes and coaches. Thank you for let- metaphorical and physical link to our ting me sit down with you and grill past, from “Wabash Always Fights” to you with questions. Thank you for baby faced sophomores standing along letting me share your stories with with gray-haired alumni after a touch- the world. Without your incredible down to sing the same song. Sports are talents and gifts, my job doesn’t often poetic, cultural and political, a fit- exist. Being able to do this has ting obsession for any fan of the liberal defined so much of my Wabash arts. Sports are important at Wabash, experience, and I am humbled and and I’m still blown away that I had the grateful. opportunity to give it a voice for four years. Thank you. So, so many thanks are due. A Nationals From Page 9 “I think it is extremely important that the guys take some time off “last-chance” meets scheduled at early in the summer,” he said. “Just Indiana University and North Cen- to breathe a bit because it’s a long tral College in May as opportunities season and it’s important to get their for guys close to qualifying for bodies back. I expect them to nationals to better their times. run/bike at least twice a week and Finally, the NCAA Division III lift Monday through Friday. National Championships will be “I’ve seen guys go from not scor- held May 21-24 at Baldwin-Wallace ing a point in conference to lifting College in Berea, Ohio where over the summer and coming back undoubtedly, there will be at least and making All-Conference. several Little Giants competing. Emmanuel Aouad and Justin Allen When the season finally does are perfect examples of men who come to a close, Morgan cites the bought into the weight room and ability for his athletes to get in the now they are both school record weight room over the summer and holders. If you buy into the weight stay active as the most crucial ele- room over the summer, you will get ments to off-seasoning improve- results.” ment.
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