THIELENSIAN the student-run newspaper of Thiel College in Greenville, PA
Volume 127 Issue 9 January 28, 2011
Biggest Loser Star Inspires DelMaramo Tells of his
At a Thiel Students to Make Korean Encounters as a
Foreign Exchange Professor
Glance... Healthy Decisions
by Dr. Mark DelMaramo partly for the experience of
by Jason Kearns Contributing Writer living there again. It was a
Staff Writer wonderful experience.
From Dec. 17, 2010 to South Korea is a country
Events To start the New Year,
many individuals have set a
Jan. 10, 2011, I lived in an
apartment in Seoul, the capi-
of 48 million people in an
area about the size of the
Page 2: resolution to lose weight.
Unfortunately, the moti-
tal of South Korea.
I served as a foreign ex-
state of Indiana; 12 million
of those people live in Seoul.
vation to get fit normally change professor at Duksung As you can imagine, there
starts out at high levels and Women's University, where I are horrible traffic jams at
K Sigs House Rave on quickly declines, leaving the taught a three-week Western morning and evening rush
Campus individual to make the same Art History class. I say I hours. Not that I drove in
resolution the following year. lived there for that is exactly those situations, but I often
However, a little inspira- what I did; I was hardly a found myself on a very
Phi Theta Phi Completes tion can make a big differ- tourist. crowded bus or subway car,
Walk-a-thon for the ence in achieving a weight
I walked to and from my so crowded that I felt close to
class every day, past the the Korean people both cul-
Children’s Hospital of What better motivation Photo by Jason Kearns same shopkeepers with turally and physically.
Pittsburgh does one need than Amanda Thiel students to also to drop also gave the advice that be- whom I would share a nod on It was impossible not to
Arlauskas from the “Biggest the unwanted weight. lieving in one’s self is very my way home; I shopped in a bump and lean on each other,
Loser?” Now that the show is important for losing weight. local grocery store several especially when the bus
Student Life Arlauskas was on campus
describing the discipline,
dedication, and lifestyle
over, Amanda must make her
own food choices, exercise
She mentioned that having
proper motivation is a help-
times, and the cashier and I
laughed together each time,
would make a turn or stop
abruptly. The subways were
because she would say often the same way.
Page 3: changes it required for her to
go from a weight of 250
regularly, and keep the same
type of discipline to maintain
This motivation can be "Thank you" in English, and Crowded or not, one
her weight. just to look better and I would say "Gamsa Hamni- thing kept coming through to
pounds down to 163 pounds. Some of the techniques achieve a better state of da," which is thank you in me each time I used the bus,
Eating for a better While Arlauskas had the she uses today are cutting health. Korean. or the subway, or even
aid of celebrity fitness train- The security guards at the walked across the Duksung
Complexion ers, like Jillian Michaels, and
carbohydrates after lunch Overall, the event was
apartment building and I University campus. I was the
time, going to the gym 5 sure to inspire as well as pro-
top notch nutrition available times a week, and eating vide valuable information to would bow to each other as I only person around who
Education Department’s around the clock, this does healthy, unprocessed foods. those seeking to lose weight left each morning and re- looked anything like me.
not mean it is impossible for During her speech, she this year. turned each afternoon. I rode My thinning blond hair
Open House the bus and the subway; I de- and bushy mustache made
cided what to eat (steamed me stand out somewhat. No,
Alpha Xi Delta and Come to the Cabaret, Old Chum! dumplings called mandogip
were really good; dukboki,
I stood out in a big way.
No one ever pointed fin-
Delta Sigma Phi Donate rice cakes in a spicy red gers at me or called me
to Toys for Tots Friday, January 28 sauce sold by street vendors
were delicious) and what not
names, but I learned, at the
age of 51, what it felt like to
& Saturday, January 29 at 8 p.m.
to eat (the rice porridge with be a minority-a complete and
First Wings N’ Sings of red beans looked good on the
package; the octopus and
total minority of one. It was
the Year Shows a Good beef casserole was definitely I was never afraid; I felt
Turnout out, since the octopus was absolutely safe all the time. I
cooked live at the table), and caught myself thinking
I tried to use chopsticks with "Here I am riding the subway
Opinion little success.
My twenty-seven Korean
students called me Doctor D.
in one of the largest cities on
earth, 9,000 miles from
home, and I am unique
Page 4: I took attendance, gave ex-
ams, tallied grades. So even
among all these people."
There are lots of Western-
though I was only in Korea ers living and working in
The Aud Rat for 24 days, as I say, I lived Seoul, but I saw very few of
there. I want to go back, part- them at any one time.
ly to see more places, but Continued on page 2
#Twittin’ Photo provided by Dr. DelMaramo
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EVENTS Friday, January 28, 2011 THIELENSIAN
Korean Encounters K Sigs House
Rave on Campus
Continued from page 1
Being that minority of by DJ Martino where guests could sit and
one is an experience I think Copy Editor take a break, and it was lit by
every person should have several strobes that led to
once in their lives. I certainly Almost every movie with even more dancing off to the
was not ignored on the sub- a college setting is teeming side of the main floor. There
way or bus; I could sense that with parties. The party scene were also highlighters avail-
I, or at least my mustache, at Thiel is pretty strong once able for guests to paint them-
was the object of some cu- the weekend comes around, selves with glowing art.
riosity. We all can sense and the Greek community is The first floor of the
when we're being looked at always ready to have some house was literally shaking
when people pretend not to fun. The weekend of Jan. 21 with the amount of people
be looking. was definitely a party week- dancing shoulder-to-shoul-
I did have three interest- end, and Kappa Sigma, as al- der.
ing experiences, what I call ways, was ready to oblige. Ben Pouliot, former pres-
my "Korean Encounters," The brothers of Kappa ident and long time member
while riding on public trans- Sigma hosted a Rave at their of the fraternity was espe-
portation in Seoul. My first house Saturday, Jan. 22. cially excited about the
Korean Encounter occurred Once the party started and event’s success.
on a bus, and we were stuck guests began to arrive, the in- “This was by far the most
in one of those traffic jams I flux of people refused to successful party I have seen
mentioned earlier. stop. The party did not end in my time with Kappa Sig-
I was sitting near the front Dr. DelMaramo’s class at Duksung Women's University until after 2 a.m. ma. A special thanks goes
of the bus, and at one point, To suit the Rave theme, out to the other members of
the driver put the bus in park, over again and asked "Do talk to me and that Santa line "Sophia. What's your name?" the walls were covered with the Greek community for
turned to me, pointed at his you know KFC?" I asked if was the best he could do. I said, "Mark. It is nice to black paper and splattered coming out in record num-
upper lip and said "Korean she meant the chicken restau- I replied that Santa and I meet you, Sophia." We shook with black light paint. To il- bers to have a great time with
men, NO!" meaning Korean rants, which are everywhere were very close. We chatted hands and she went to her luminate the dance floor, us and for helping to promote
men do not wear facial hair, in Seoul. I said yes, I knew for quite some time; he also parents' table. When I got up black lights were used exclu- the event. To the entire cam-
and it is true. I did not see a KFC, and the girl promptly asked about my mustache, to leave, I walked over to the sively, and the selection of pus: be on the lookout for our
single mustache or beard on said "The owner of KFC how long I had it, (33 years), little girl's table and she said music encouraged people to posters, because we will be
a Korean man of any age. looks like you." and he mentioned that Kore- "Goodbye." I said the same dance the night away. having more parties like this
And even though I spoke I thanked her for the com- an men were all clean as I shook her hand again. There was another room one,” Pouliot said.
no Korean, the driver then pliment and reminded her shaven. I said "Now you come to
announced my presence on that Col. Sanders wore hair He asked where I was visit me in the United States,
the bus because I heard the on his chin as well as his on from (he had heard of Penn- ok Sophia?" She said "Yes.
word "Duksung," and after his upper lip. I asked if she sylvania and he understood Bye.' It was one of those mo-
that, I felt many pairs of eyes knew that Col. Sanders was that I lived near Pittsburgh), ments. She showed no fear
studying me. I had asked the a real person, and she did what I was doing in Korea, whatever and looked me
driver when I got on if his not; in fact, several students and my impressions of right in the eye.
bus went to Duksung, so he in my Duksung class didn't Seoul. He even offered me a Later on, when I com-
knew where I was going. know that Harlan Sanders cookie. So it was a very mented how good her Eng-
My second Korean En- was a real person. The only pleasant conversation after a lish was, one of my students
counter on public transporta- likeness Koreans had ever rather awkward start. wondered if Sophia was part
tion occurred on the subway seen of the colonel is the I should mention one oth- of a growing controversy in
when a young girl, who I es- drawing of his face next to er Korean Encounter, though Korea-that some Korean
timated to be about 15, sat the letters "KFC." it didn't occur on public children are learning English
next to me. I certainly sensed I then had the sad obliga- transportation. A very cute first, and then Korean. It
she was staring at me-for tion to tell the girl that he little girl approached me in a seemed to me that this con-
several minutes I wondered was dead for at least 20 Starbucks. Koreans love cof- troversy created a much
if she was counting the hairs years. We parted company; it fee; there are chains like greater amount of emotional
in my mustache. Finally she was my stop. We waved and Starbucks and local coffee reaction among my students
leaned over to me and said she said "Enjoy your visit." shops all over the place. than any threat posed by the
"Happy New Year." I had my third Korean En- Anyway, as I sat at a table North Koreans, only 35
I said the same to her and counter on public transporta- with a few of my students, I miles away.
complimented her English tion the very next evening, as watched a family walk by. There is so much more to
skills. She said she always it turned out. I was riding the One minute later this little tell of my adventures in Ko-
tried to speak to foreigners subway again when a well- girl, about five, I guessed, rea, and if you'd like to read
(That's what I was to every- dressed businessman with a was standing right in front of more, I'd be happy to write
one. Not American, not briefcase spoke to me. His me. She said, "Hello. Where more. Let the editor of the
Western. I was foreign). English was quite good when are you from?" I replied "The Thielensian know or e-mail
The girl and I chatted a he said to me "You look like United States of America. me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
little longer and then her Santa Claus." I took no of- Where are you from?" She It was an amazing experience
silent study of my mustache fense because I sensed no in- said "Korea" matter-of-fact- and I relish the chance to re-
resumed. Finally, she leaned sult in the remark. I believed ly. I then said "What is your live the experiences by writ-
the man simply wanted to name?" and she replied ing about them. Photo provided by DJ Martino
Phi Theta Phi Completes Walk-a-Thon for the Children’s “The Art of Where You Find Yourself”
Hospital of Pittsburgh
by Ashlee Wood and is considered uncompen- through Greenville, Mercer, hours at Thiel, and/or texted Photographs by Michael Duggan
Contributing Writer sated care for the families. In Grove City, Sharon, in “PITTKIDS” to 85944 for
other words, the families do Freeport, and Pittsburgh. $5 to be added to their phone
At the beginning of win- not have to pay the money However, due to reasons un- bills. Free Admission
ter, the brothers of Phi Theta back. known, Greenville, Mercer, There are still donations
Phi started their tradition of The fraternity of Phi Sharon, Freeport, and Pitts- expected, so the official Jan. 26-Feb. 23, 2011
collecting money for the Theta Phi was originated in burgh were the only ones that number may end up being Opening Reception: Wedensday,
Children’s Hospital of Pitts- 1965; however, the first allowed the fraternity to walk higher.
burgh by embarking on their Walk-a-Thon did not happen through their towns. Because this is the first January 26, 2011, 5-7 p.m.
100-mile Walk-a-Thon. until 1968. In the first year, Even with seeing fewer year the boys are back on
Their goal was to raise as the brothers raised $1,100. people than expected, the campus, this walk was spe- Located in the
much money as possible for Since then, the amount of brothers of Phi Theta Phi cial for the fraternity and was
the Free Care Fund at the money raised has increased have raised $30,591. a good chance for the alumni Howard Miller Student Center-
hospital. each year. In fact, since the To accomplish this, peo- and new members to get to Weyers Sampson Art Gallery
The Free Care Fund is first walk, Phi Theta Phi has ple either donated money on know each other.
available to every child in raised more than $1.2 mil- the walk, donated money at For more information on For more information call
need whose family may not lion. the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Phi Theta Phi, contact Ian
be able to afford the care. This year’s walk was on Carolina Panthers game, Meakim at 724-589-2095
This fund has been Dec. 3 and 4. bought the bracelets or bears email@example.com
around as long as the hospital It was supposed to travel during lunch and dinner
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ATTENTION GRADUATING SENIORS – MAY 2011
All seniors are required to schedule an appointment with Denise Urey to
The Reign of Kindo
review their graduation requirements. Appointments can be made at the
Records Office or by calling extension 2110. Seniors who desire to
participate in commencement exercises in May 2011, who will complete
graduation requirements in summer school 2011, must petition the
Academic Standing Committee by April 1, 2011 for approval to participate
in the May ceremony. The petition form can be
obtained in the Records Office.
APPLICATION FOR DIPLOMA FORM Tickets are only $5
If you have not already done so, please complete and return the
Application for Diploma form to the Records Office immediately. If you
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STUDENT LIFE Friday, January 28, 2011 THIELENSIAN
Eating for a Education Department
Better Complexion Open House
by Jason Kearns by Elizabeth Yurky the offices and workroom. teers will monitor the sup-
Staff Writer Staff Writer Dr. Troy VanAken and his plies in the room as well as
wife attended the open house assist students with more dif-
The skin is the largest or- The education department and expressed that they were ficult tasks.
gan of the human body. Not started off the new semester pleased with the improve- Education students are
only does it provide humans in style with a meet and greet ments and availability of buzzing with excitement
with protection and ther- in their new offices. supplies for students. about the potential improve-
moregulation, but it also On Jan. 20, the education Perhaps the most exciting ment this opportunity will
plays a role in appearance professors, members of Kap- part of the move for both the provide for their work.
and social acceptance. pa Delta Pi (the education professors and the students Megan Kay, a member of
Many times, the appear- honor society), and other ed- was the addition of the stu- Kappa Delta Pi and junior
ance of the skin has more to ucation majors gathered in dent workroom. education major is one such
do with an individual’s diet the former Academic Suc- Formerly the writing lab, student.
than it does expensive skin cess Center to tour the re- this space contains a library “Having these resources
creams. vamped space and celebrate of teacher manuals and class- available has opened up new
Dr. Bauman, author of 5 Photo by Google Images the department’s move. room supplies. avenues for us to explore in
Foods for Healthier Skin, Professor Connie Rein- The intent is for students creating our different proj-
conveys that a well balanced Fish provides the body properly (Bauman, 2008). hart was instrumental in to use these materials to ects. Especially when it
diet consisting of protein, with Omega-3 fatty acids Although it is possible to much of the organization of complete projects for their comes to mentoring and stu-
carbohydrates, fruits, vegeta- that can bolster the skin bar- have too high a level of the move and is excited to education classes. dent teaching when we have
bles, and healthy fats can do rier that keeps moisture in Omega-6 oils, the key is to see it completed. The workroom will be to design different lessons to
wonders for an individual’s and keeps skin irritants out. get them from healthy Professor Mary Reames staffed by student worker take into the field with us,
skin . However, if one is not a sources, not hydrogenated and Katie Rufener, Kappa Katie Sourbeer on several this work room is going to
Also, there are a few fan of fish, some egg compa- oils. Delta Pi President, did a lot evenings and by other work- prove to be a great resource
standout foods that really nies today are fortifying their The final standout is of the organizing of the event ers or volunteers. for all our future teachers,”
emphasize this point. Al- eggs with Omega-3 fatty broccoli, provider of vita- and helping people through These workers and volun- Kay said.
monds, for example, provide acids. mins A, C, and K. Vitamin A
vitamin E, which is one of Next on the list is sun- can decrease oil production
the most important antioxi-
dants for the skin. Also, vita-
Americans are notorious
of the skin.
Too much oil secreted on Alpha Xi Delta and Delta Sigma Phi
min E taken orally can in-
crease the levels of this
for cooking foods in butter
and peanut oil. Unfortunate-
the skin surface can cause the
“greasy effect,” which, when Donate Time to Toys for Tots
moisturizing vitamin on the ly, this is why they are also added to dirt and sweat, acts by Angela Blackburn ers, easy-bake ovens, and a amount of money we raised
surface of skin. notorious for heart disease. as a pimple breeding ground. Student Life & Events Ed. play kitchen set, along with this year, we got to buy so
The next standout is Replacing that butter in the The vitamin C serves as a many more toys. many neat gifts for the chil-
green tea. Swapping out a sauté’ pan with some sun- powerful antioxidant, and the The Christmas season tru- Delta Sigma Phi’s philan- dren!”
can or two of sugar-laden flower oil can provide vitamin K can even help heal ly was a season of giving as thropy chair, Alex Johnson, The campus police were
soft drinks with a cup of Omega-6 fatty acids which bruises faster (Bauman, the Alpha Xi Delta sorority was pleased with the results. very grateful for the organi-
green tea can provide power- also provide many of the 2008). and Delta Sigma Phi fraterni- “It was nice to see the zation’s efforts, as well as
ful skin enhancing antioxi- same benefits of the Omega- Overall, healthy, flawless ty donated time and presents Greenville community was how well the entire campus
dants. 3. skin does not always require to Thiel College’s Campus really enthusiastic and did this year.
The next skin food pow- Also, it helps in the for- spa treatments and expensive Police Toys for Tots Drive. helped us raise a lot of mon- “We surprised ourselves
erhouse is fish, but not fish mation of prostaglandins, celebrity-endorsed creams. Members sat outside the ey for those less fortunate. It this year. We had more needy
fried in beer batter. Fish such which are hormones respon- Healthy skin may be greatly Greenville Giant Eagle the was a lot of fun afterward families on the list than ever
as salmon, tilapia and cod are sible for keeping cells affected by the quality of week of Dec. 6, collecting when we went shopping for before; we took care of 1,000
good choices. healthy and functioning one’s diet. donations from Giant Eagle the toys. It was great to put families. My thanks to all
shoppers. myself back into that child the Thiel students and police
First Wings N’ Sings of the Year The students sat in shifts
in order to cover the entire
mindset and imagine things I
would’ve wanted to open for
officers who worked so hard
to collect the monies to pur-
Shows a Good Turn Out day. After a week of collect- Christmas,” Johnson said. chase toys. We made Christ-
ing, the organizations raised Alpha Xi Delta noticed a mas a little happier for many
by Angela Blackburn time spent singing karaoke. Thiel Activities Board is a total of $1,065.40. change in the amount raised. children this year. God bless,
Student Life & Events Ed. “It’s very fun to get to- the host of the event. With this money, they Lynnette Enterline, the previ- and thanks. I could not do it
gether with everyone, espe- TAB Director Mike Hart, bought gifts for children of ous philanthropy chair of Al- without all of your help,”
Nothing beats free wings cially my sisters, to sing and was in charge of the evening. all ages. They donated two pha Xi Delta, said, “We were Chief Donald Aubrecht said.
and entertainment, especially laugh a lot. My favorite part “There was a huge crowd bicycles, three four-wheel- very excited about the
not at 2011’s first Wings N’ is singing old 90’s songs with this time, we probably went
Sings event. a huge group of people, and through 15 trays of wings,
There was a good turnout
on Saturday, Jan. 15 as stu-
everyone else in the bistro
starts singing along,” sopho-
and most of them were gone
in the first hour. It’s proba- Service Opportunities
dents packed in the bistro at
9 p.m. Wings N’ Sings is a
more Megg Andrews said.
Junior Avon Milton is a
bly because wings and
singing is the perfect combi- for Thiel College Students
perfect night for those closet regular. nation,” Hart said.
super stars, and it’s the per- “Wings N’ Sings is one of TAB hosts a Wings N’
fect time to take their show my favorite events on cam- Sings every month, so if you Teaching Basic Computer Skills
from in front of a mirror to in pus, my friends and I always are looking to step into the
front of an audience. have a blast singing and spotlight, Feb. 5 is the next The new Hempfield Senior Apartments, (near Wal-Mart) are seeking
The students enjoy their dancing,” Milton said. event.
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OPINION SECTION Friday, January 28, 2011 THIELENSIAN
Aud Rat: Snooki Facts DJ Recommends...
by Audrey Rattay all. They don't know how to From DC Universe, the
Opinion Editor/ Bus. Mgr. deal with women, and I feel by DJ Martino comics that brought the
that's why the lesbian rate is Copy Editor world Batman, Superman,
“When I see everyone going up in this country. Wonder Woman, and Green
drinking with me, it's like, Hello again, my hopeful- Lantern, comes “Blackest
‘Hallelujah, Hallelujah!’” – And now jokes about ly faithful readers! DJ is Night.”
Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Snooki… back, but this issue is going The first thing that should
Snooki has turned into a Yesterday's "New York to be a departure from the be said about this amazing
type of role model for teens Times" (lowered their stan- norm. series is that it is an incredi-
all around the world (for lack dards) featured a 2,000-word Those who follow my ar- ble read, and it is also sur-
of better word). piece about "Jersey Shore's" ticles are used to a movie prisingly quick.
“Jersey Shore” is one of biggest star. And if that's not recommendation, and I have Each book reads fast be-
the most popular shows air- enough for you, we'll add an- even done television shows cause they are difficult to put
ing on MTV, and fans are just other 100 or so with today's and video games for this col- down.
gobbling up the fake tans, list of the Top Snooki Fun umn. This series is also an
aerosol hairspray, and party Facts. However, this issue takes amalgamation of DC charac-
lifestyle. • Works weekends as a a turn for something that has ters. In these books, readers
Personally, I see MTV traffic barrel. recently impacted me: comic will see almost every DC
heading in a very poor direc- • Smokes Marlboro Heav- books. hero and villain, and the bat-
tion. They have ditched the ies. Before everyone tags me tles are amazing.
music videos and have filled • Thinks STD is a motor a “nerd,” I already know that, Secondly, the story of
the air time with so-called oil. so you can save yourselves “Blackest Night” puts a par-
“reality shows,” featuring • Confused by "Incep- the trouble. ticular focus on Green
fake, alcoholic, drug-using tion”…and shiny things. I don’t typically read Lantern.
teenagers. • Can suck a meatball comics, but I made an excep- Most people are familiar
I don’t even know how through a small cannoli shell. tion for this series. with the good old guardian of
they are allowed to show • Rides shotgun with Han the green ring, but not many
these illegal activities on na- Solo. people know of the Blue,
tional television! • Has never met a guy she Red, or Orange Lanterns.
Nonetheless, Jersey Shore Photo by Audrey Rattay didn't lick, uh, I mean like. Indeed, each color of the
is quite hilarious to watch, • Paid $10,000 to show up spectrum of light has a
and, seeing that there is noth- my vagina bone. Snooki: They're not at- at parties…and another
tracted to vagina, they're at- Lantern Corps representing
ing else on our TV other than $40,000 to leave. it.
news, it’s the best alternative. 7. We will definitely keep tracted to b****, okay? • Her little black dresses
that in mind. (Episode 2.10) These different Corps
Top Ten Snooki Quotes of also fit perfectly on most have had numerous squab-
Season Two: Snooki: If you want to 3. Four whole syllables! half-kegs.
make out with me, just ask! I Atta, girl! (Episode 2.5) bles in the past, but they now
10. People get paid for • From a crappy part of face a common threat: Death.
that? (Episode 2.1) will say “yes.” Snooki: Word of the day: Jersey called "New."
Sympathetic. That's a big A Black Lantern Corps
Snooki, on the southern • Thought “ShamWow” has risen, and they are using
guy: Obviously he, like, has 6. We're predicting this word. was JWoww's brother.
will now become a world- their black rings to reanimate
sex with his sister for a liv- • Has no clue where her the fallen heroes and villains
ing. wide trend (Episode 2.7) 2. Snooki, master of de- neck is either.
Snooki: If it's, like, a ception (Episode 2.4) of the DC Universe.
• That guy who punched The only way to destroy
9. Not worth the risk smush, you gotta put lotion Snooki : (while writing her was charged with animal
on your butt. her super-secret letter to Nekron, the leader of the
(Episode 2.4) cruelty. Black Lanterns, is to unite
Snooki: White's “in” in 5. Maybe Snooki and Sammi) We say "t***," not • Never finished school,
Vinny just aren't a good "breasts," so she probably the other Corps to recreate
Miami, isn't it? But what if because school isn't pie. the White Light that brought
you get your period? It's ru- match (Episode 2.6) won't even know it was us. • Her hair has been sued
Snooki: It's like putting a life to the universe.
ined. for copyright infringement This series brings a lot of
watermelon into a pinhole. 1. Now that's sound logic by Amy Winehouse's hair.
(Episode 2.4) old favorites and combines
8. Thank God it's so • Is 95% nougat. them with new faces that will
strong (Episode 2.9) 4. Yep, that's the main dif- Snooki: Guys are • She weebles and wob-
ference (Episode 2.5) douchebags, and I hate them Photo by Google Images soon be considered classics.
Snooki: I thought I broke bles, but won't fall down.
Horoscopes Founder’s Day
by Jason Kearns will be held on February 3, 2011
at 11 a.m. in the LHR as
Aquarius Thiel College presents the
Jan. 20- Feb. 18
The goal you wish to
A. Louis and Barbara Thiel Award
achieve is within your grasp. and many distinguished faculty
Do not lose concentration or
let others tell you what you
and staff member awards.
are trying to do is pointless.
Believe in yourself, and
make this dream your reality.
Reception to follow in the Sawhill-Georgian Room.
RSVP to specialevents.thiel.edu by January 28.
Feb. 19- March 20
You may feel pessimistic
about your chances now, but
luck is ultimately on your
side. You have it in you, and
now is not the time to be
Photo by Google Images
shy—go for it!
March 21- April 19
You're making too much
successful progress to worry Photo by Google Images
about other people's feelings
right now. When it is all said Leo Scorpio
and done, you can patch July 23- Aug. 22 Oct. 23- Nov. 21
things up later. Keep moving Be wise about what you Do not take any unneces-
January 16 Theft was reported in Hunton Hall at 2:30 a.m.
and a great reward lies ahead. spend your money on. What sary risks today. If you do,
seems like a great idea to you may be in for a mountain January 17 There was property damage to the front door of
Taurus spend your money on today of a reality check. Be extra Town House #2 reported at 7 p.m.
April 20- May 20 may not hold the same luster careful when making choic-
Be serious about your tomorrow. A little financial es, for it could mean the dif- January 18 There was a fire alarm activation at 8:30 p.m. in
work today. Do not let minor conservation now will hold ference in your safety.
Town House #4 due to burned food.
distractions keep you from great reward down the road.
doing what you know is most Sagittarius
important. You will thank Virgo Nov. 22- Dec. 21 January 19 There was a fire alarm activation at 10:20 a.m. at
yourself later. Aug. 23- Sept. 22 Your positive energy 112 College Ave. due to burned food.
Relax and think before you should lead you towards
Gemini act. Situations will come closer friendships and a pos- January 22 There was a motor vehicle accident between two
May 21- June 20 about today where you will sible love interest. Be open
Focus on your relation- need to utilize your calm and though. This new interest
cars in the parking lot at 1 Roy Johnson Drive. No
ships today. All other proj- intelligence to solve difficult may be different from your injuries were reported.
ects can be put on hold for issues. usual type.
now. Take today to catch up January 22 Careless driving was observed at 2 a.m. in the
with friends and family. Libra Capricorn parking lot of Frat #1. Driver was warned.
Sept. 23- Oct. 22 Dec. 22- Jan. 19
Cancer Take some time out of You have plenty of posi-
June 21- July 22 today to reflect on what you tive energy from close rela-
January 23 An underage student was found intoxicated in the
Take some time to relax, have accomplished so far. tionships to cancel out any 700 Floor restroom of Flo West at 12:20 a.m.
and have a little fun. You When you think back to all negative energy that may
have been working very hard the progress you have made come your way. A special January 23 15 underage students were found in the
lately and deserve a bit of R from where you have started, visit from someone close possession/consumption of alcohol on the 100
& R. Gather up some good it will give you a great boost today will make you smile all Floor of Flo West at 2:30 a.m.
friends and let loose! of motivation. day long.
Page 5 Friday, January 28, 2011 THIELENSIAN
Opinion Poll: What would be the ideal Valentine’s Day gift?
Nick Wamaani: Jared Wilcox: Jackie Buentello: Katie Sourbeer: EJ Kruse: Jason Kearns:
A diamond ring! To spend time I would just like I would like A box of A box of Reese’s
with my girl. some jewelry. someone to get me chocolates, Peanut Butter Cups
a trip somewhere because mom and a lovely
warm! always said that is evening with my
what life is like. girlfriend.
Take a look aT whaT is in sTore for
The upcoming monThs in The fashion
world from Thiel’s very own
fashionisTa, audrey raTTay.
Lace Dresses: Lace is com-
ing back into fashion and
lets hope it stays! Lace
men’s dresses worn with high
pump heels turns elegant
into sexy. Pair a lace skirt
musT haves with combat boots and go
for the couture look!
Biker Jacket: Leather and
zippers are a must for
2011. Dress it down dur-
ing the day and pair it
with heels and a mini for
Ankle Boots: Keep the a night out on the town!
open toe boots for the
fall. These are great in the
snow and adorable with
Wide Band Watches: Nautical Stripes: Sailor
Statement jewelry is not Scarves: You’ve heard it! reds and blues will help
Satchel: Men are finally you kick start summer
only for women's fash- Scarves are the latest realizing that satchels
ion…Men are switching male accessory. Not only come in handy! Thanks to and give you that classy
does it serve as warmth vibe. Cocktail Rings: Ah big
from the small band and The Hangover, men rings! We all love
sport watches to classy but stripe designs also around the world are
add another dimension to starting to sport leather them…so keep plenty of
and sophisticated wide these eye-popping acces-
bands with a touch of your style. handbags. sories in your fashion
glitz diamond accent. closet.
Black N White: Black and
white colors are the two
in styles for 2011. Clogs: These
Whether it be flannel European traditional
shoes are great paired Punk Skirt: Punk styles
print or pairing black
dress pants with a white with tights and even cute are filling the racks. Buck-
distressed tee, you will knee high socks with a ac- les are totally in and this
cented bow! skirt can easily be dressed
make an impression. up for professional jobs.
The Blazer: Pair a simple
black blazer with dark
wash jeans and dress
loafers to make a state-
ment at a house party or
at the club.
by Kraig Smith
@???: I'm willing to try new things, but
your the same thing with a new face
Pick of the Week @???:I'm glad I'm not weird
@???:So im the only one who saw him hump
@???:Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the
same # of hours in the day as Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Da Vinci,
@???:Woman be shopping
@???:I go beast mode, the only mode I know
@???:Harter Hall literally vibrates when the Steelers make a play!
@Wiz Khalifa: inspiring kids to grow afros
@Flo Rida: Superbowl in Dallas I'm doing a playboy party
@50 Cent: I only want entrepreneurs on my time line. We gonna talk
money trade ideas and make it big.
@Yahoo.com: Who has the best job? Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett or
“Giant Pigeon Attack!” Snooki?
@Hugh Hefner: It's warm enough to play out by the pool today. Bring
your bikinis, girls.
@Steelers: Playing Renegade in stadium right now...place is shaking
SPORTS Friday, January 28, 2011 THIELENSIAN
Men’s Volleyball Season is Underway
by Danielle Dwyer their captains, McCoy and proved to be a challenge as offensive powerhouse dis-
Sports Editor freshman Kyle Turkalj, as the team hosted the AVI Invi- play. Sophomore opposite
they work together against tational, on Saturday, Jan. 22 hitter McCoy led Thiel with
In its inaugural season the seasoned veterans from and 23. 16 kills and an overall hitting
2011 Thiel College men’s teams that have several years The Tomcat men's volley- percentage of .387. Mean-
volleyball team has height- of experience under their ball team opened AVI Invita- while, freshman setter Corey
ened a lot of anticipation and belts. tional play with a 3-0 loss at Hamilton contributed 24 as-
curiosity throughout the McCoy, a transfer from the hands of the fourth sists. On the defensive side,
campus. East Stroudsburg University, ranked Golden Flyers of Thiel was able to come to-
With the women’s team explained how coming from Nazareth College. gether and produce six total
having back-to-back success- an institution that dropped Thiel started off the game blocks, whereas freshman
ful seasons under the reins of the sport to a college that is strong as they exchanged the outside hitter Cameron Capp
head coach Steve Brewer and working on establishing a score advantage back and led with six digs of his own.
assistant Amanda Brewer, program has taught him to forth with the Flyers. How- Day two saw the Tomcats
many are looking for similar not take any game for grant- ever, Nazareth was able to being competitive, but
results as both coaches will ed. nudge the Tomcats with a 29- falling to 10th-ranked
be at the helm of this new The biology/pre-dental 27 victory in game one. The Carthage College in three
program. Photo by Kendell Harrell student-athlete added “As Golden Flyers then took their sets, 25-19, 25-20 and 26-24.
Looking back on the days one of the captains I continue game one momentum into They finished the day with a
when Brewer was a high some adjusting to do as Thiel Brewer said. to work to lead by my actions games two and three as they tough loss to second ranked
schooler at Upper St. Clair in is one of just 55 Division III Not only will the entire rather than by words.” won those by scores of 25-21 Juniata College in four sets,
Pittsburgh, there were not as colleges nationwide that team have to make adjust- The Tomcats will open and 25-20. 25-22, 26-28, 25-22, and 25-
many opportunities to further sponsor a men’s volleyball ments to the amount of time their season at home this Sat- For the Tomcats, it was 14.
his playing career outside of team. spent traveling, but also two urday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. when
the Division I level. Taking that into account, of the team’s student-athletes they take on the visiting
However, as the years this first-year program will are working on getting ac- Saints of Sienna Heights
have progressed the amount be faced with its fair share of customed to the harsh win- University.
of institutions that have travel time and playing on ters that Greenville is known After a successful presea-
worked to implement men’s the road. to have. son, Brewer and company
volleyball into their lists of “Right now, we are in an Junior outside hitter John- agree that they are ready to
varsity athletic programs has unofficial conference with ny Kahoohanohano, a native get on the court and play
increased and span through- Fontbonne in Illinois, of Wailuki, Hawaii, resides some outside competition.
out all division levels of col- Carthage and Milwaukee in San Diego, Cali.when he He added that the key to this
leges and universities. School of Engineering in is not attending classes at first-year program is, “We
With the amount of Wisconsin, and Mount Saint Thiel, while freshman oppo- face some really good teams
young, talented players par- Joseph in Cincinnati. If you site side hitter Morgan Car- that have established pro-
ticipating on several area lo- were to look on a map, the son also comes from a bright, grams for decades now.
cal high school teams look- schools listed – including sunny, and warm climate of Therefore, what we have to
ing to further their careers at Thiel – basically surround Winter Springs, Fla. do is come together as a
the collegiate level, Thiel has the state of Ohio. The idea With only two players, group and always compete.”
made this a possibility by of- being that as the volleyball Kahoohanohano and sopho- “Hopefully this is the first
fering them the opportunity rich state of Ohio adds pro- more Dante McCoy, having leak in the dam and colleges
to play Division III volley- grams, our conference will prior playing experience at will see this is an emerging
ball. break off accordingly and the collegiate level, this sport and take notice there is
As the spring season gets form conferences geographi- young, freshman-laden team a market for it,” Brewer said
underway the men will have cally closer to one another,” will look to the guidance of The following weekend Photo by Kendell Harrell
Men’s Basketball Falls to Bearcats Thiel Wrestling Posts a 3-1 Finish
by Kendell Harrell at the Mel Berry Duals
by Danielle Dwyer 10-0, but he also had a cru- for the Tomcats as a prior in-
The Tomcat men’s bas- Sports Editor cial turnaround win against jury to Jeff Marianetti came
ketball team streaked to an Mercyhurst North East’s De- back to get Thiel in the
amazing 7-0 start in PAC The Fourth Annual Mel andre Carter that helped to match against Baldwin-Wal-
conference play until it was Berry Duals at Beeghly give Thiel the final 27-19 de- lace. With Marianetti unable
ended on Saturday, Jan. 22 Gymnasium last Saturday cision. Alongside Miller with to wrestle, the Mat ‘Cats
by the St. Vincent Bearcats. proved successful for the crucial wins were Andrew were forced to forfeit at the
The Cats streaked Mat ‘Cats as they earned an Riddle who finished 3-1 on 141-pound match that they
through the conference overall 3-1 record on the day. the day and another one of could not overcome to pull
knocking off teams like Defeating visiting Penn State Thiel’s perfect four, heavy- out the final win. With this
Bethany, Washington & Jef- New Kensington, Penn State weight Will Ringer who end- loss, Thiel’s 10-match win-
ferson, Grove City, and DuBois and Mercyhurst ed the duals by posting a 3-0 ning streak at the Mel Berry
Thomas More with five out North East, Thiel’s only loss record. Duals since 2008 came to a
of seven games won by 11 or came to their final match up The two other “Thiel per- halt.
more points. against Baldwin-Wallace. fectos” were junior Matt The Tomcats will return
The Tomcats had previ- Four of Thiel’s wrestlers Lowry, who finished up at 4- to the mats today as they
ously beaten the Bearcats by registered perfect records on 0 and defeated 12th-ranked travel to conference foe Way-
20 making the season series the day, the first of which wrestler James Bennett, and nesburg, which is ranked
even at one game apiece. was junior Alec Miller. With fellow Tomcat, Matt Butler 30th in the country, to com-
Ladell Trotty led the notching a 3-0 mark, not who ended at 3-0. pete in their first President’s
Tomcats in both points and only did Miller improve his Unfortunately the day had Athletic Conference match
scoring with 12 points and Mel Berry Duals career to to end on a downward note of the season.
nine rebounds, almost post-
ing a double double. Regis Wagner Women’s basketball is
Thiel played most of the
nail-biter down against the Sets 3K Record in Defeated by St. Vincent
home-team Bearcats. Down Edinboro Meet
by one, Trotty sunk two key by Kendell Harrell adding four assists, three re-
Photo by Kendell Harrell Staff Writer bounds and 12 points of her
free throws to tie the game
with 2:06 left to play. Both give Thiel the lead and a shot their season with games at by Danielle Dwyer own. The Bearcats proceed-
teams couldn’t find the bot- to win, but their hopes of an Geneva College and then Sports Editor Sophomore Kelly Muf- ed to start an 11-2 run near-
tom of the net until the undefeated conference sea- home against Washington & fley led the Tomcat women ing the end of the half. The
Bearcats B.J. McGill went son were dashed as Tauvon Jefferson. Sophomore distance run- in their loss to the ranked St. Bearcats held this lead until
one for two at the line to give Pettiford set down a layup Thiel plays the rest of the ner, Regis Wagner set the Vincent Bearcats, despite the Ashley Davis hit a key three
St. Vincent back the lead. with five ticks left on the season against conference new Thiel College record in fact that the Tomcats led for to put the Tomcats up 39-36,
With :17 left to play, clock. The Cats’ last-second opponents and holds a one- the 3,000-meter run last Sat- most of the first and second however the Bearcats tied the
Tomcat PG Devon Adams efforts failed. game lead over Thomas urday at the second annual halves. game to take it in for the half.
dropped a crucial jumper to The Tomcats continue More and Bethany. Al Hall Freedom Games at Muffley dropped 28 The Tomcats continued to
Edinboro University. points and snagged 11 re- run the Lady Bearcats and
With his 8:56.51 finish, bounds in her double-double went up by five early in the
Wagner notched fourth place effort. second half, but the Cats
Athletes of the Week on the day en route to break-
ing fellow teammate Richard
The Lady Cats saw many
lead changes caused by of-
fensive scoring runs by both
were left out of contention
for the rest of the game as the
home team put together a 14-
Peterson’s prior time of
9:13.64 in the 2009-2010 in- teams. They jumped out to an 3 run to seal the game, and
door season. 8-2 lead in the beginning of the win.
Senior Brendan Taylor the first period and main- The Thiel women contin-
posted a third-place finish in tained the lead until Tomcat ue their schedule with the
the 60-meter hurdles with a guard Rianne Thornton hit a next four games against
time of 8.85 to go along with layup to sustain the 26-22 Geneva, Washington & Jef-
his fourth-place earning in lead. ferson, Bethany, and Grove
the long jump. Thornton played her part City.
Seniors Derek Workman
and Ethan Rowe both fin-
ished 11th in their events –
Workman in the 800-meter
run and Rowe in the 60-me- Athletic Events
ter dash, while senior Joy
Metzler topped her season
best thus far in the shot put
Feb. 5 Men's & Women's
with 10.64 meters for 11th Basketball
Thiel will return to action
this weekend when they trav- Feb. 9 Men's & Women's
Joy Metzler Matt Lowry el to the Lake Erie College Basketball
Open, which is being held at
Photos Courtesy of Thiel Athletics the Sports Complex in Gene-
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