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HUNTINGTONIAN
 Issue 3                                                                       Huntington University                  Huntington, Indiana                                                           Thursday, November 9, 2006



Lifestyle agreement




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photo by Daron Short
defines Internet policy
  Student Development claims right to monitor personal content
                                                                                                                                                                       Indiana Tech has broken ground for its new location.
                                             to the agreement states that       towards any person—evi-           apply to the world of the
                                             “individuals are expected to
                                             respect the standards of the
                                                                                dence of stealing, acts of
                                                                                dishonesty,homosexual ac-
                                                                                                                  Internet.”
                                                                                                                     The new clarification is                          Indiana Tech prepares to
                                             university in any use of the
                                             Internet” and “the university
                                             reserves the right to review
                                                                                tivity or alcohol use, to name
                                                                                a few.
                                                                                                                  in part due to the growing
                                                                                                                  awareness of online post-                            expand in HU’s backyard
                                                                                    If the Internet displays      ings and groups that are not
                                             the contents of accounts if        evidence that students have       keeping with guidelines in                           EXCEL program says                    The new facility will
                                                                                                                                                                                                         have four classrooms, one of
                                             there is reason to believe that    broken the lifestyle agree-       the Agreement, such as the
                                             the policy is being violated.”     ment, Huntington Univer-          contents of the Gay/Straight
                                                                                                                                                                       it’s prepared for the             which will have 16 comput-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ers, Fech said.
                                                The policy states that          sity has the right to monitor     Alliance discussion group                            competition                           “It’s not elaborate, but it
                                             subject matter in Xanga and        accounts—those associated         on Facebook.
       By Leslie Newton                                                                                                                                                                                  meets our needs,” she said.
                                             MySpace blogs, Facebook            with the HU domain and               So far, any monitoring                                     By Katie Hursey
           Staff Reporter                                                                                                                                                                                “It will take care of exactly
                                             groups and walls, as well          those without—and take any        of online behavior has been                                     Staff Reporter
                                                                                                                                                                                                         what we need, with a little
     A recent addition to                    as e-mails should adhere to        necessary intervention.           brought to the administra-
                                                                                                                                                                           Huntington University’s       left over.”
 the Huntington Univer-                      the Community Lifestyle                “This is not a new poli-      tion’s attention by referral,
                                                                                                                                                                       EXCEL program for adults              Indiana Tech, like the EX-
 sity Community Lifestyle                    Agreement.                         cy,” said Ron Coffey, vice        Coffey said.
                                                                                                                                                                       may face stiff competition in     CEL program, offers courses
 Agreement regarding con-                       For example, there should       president for student devel-         “We really don’t have
                                                                                                                                                                       the coming year from Indiana      to the nontraditional student.
 tent raises questions of con-               be no hateful speech or im-        opment. “This is a clarifica-     time to check every Face-
                                                                                                                                                                       Tech, which broke ground              Perry Collins, director of
 trol—and how much is too                    proper language—defined            tion—community expecta-           book and MySpace,” he
                                                                                                                                                                       four weeks ago near the new       Huntington University’s EX-
 much.                                       as hazardous, humiliating          tions were already in place.      said.
                                                                                                                                                                       Wal-Mart Supercenter on the       CEL program, said the aver-
     This new amendment                      or dehumanizing speech             Now those expectations                        see INTERNET, page 2
                                                                                                                                                                       north side of Huntington.         age age of students is some-
                                                                                                                                                                           Indiana Tech currently of-    where from 30 to 40 years
                                                                                                                                                Photo by Matt Romick




                                                                                                   And then came the rain                                              fers adult studies classes at     old.
  By the                                                                                                                                                               a leased building at 960 E.
                                                                                                                                                                       State St. in Huntington.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Indiana Tech charges
                                                                                                                                                                                                         $275 per credit hour, while

 NUMBERS                                                                                                                                                                   Indiana Tech opened in
                                                                                                                                                                       Huntington in 2001 with only
                                                                                                                                                                                                         the EXCEL program costs
                                                                                                                                                                                                         $285 per semester hour. Both
                                                                                                                                                                       35 students, but today they       schools include books in the
...0214198606232007...                                                                                                                                                                                   tuition fee.
                                                                                                                                                                       enroll nearly 150 students.
      By Melissa Shepard                                                                                                                                               Pam Fech, enrollment man-             Collins said he is not wor-
         Business Director                                                                                                                                             ager at Indiana Tech, said the    ried about competition from
                                                                                                                                                                       university was looking for a      Indiana Tech because HU’s
 13                                                                                                                                                                    place to house that growth.       program has certain advan-
 Professors who                                                                                                                                                            Huntington University’s       tages over Indiana Tech.
 graduated from HU                                                                                                                                                     EXCEL program has an en-              EXCEL students receive a
                                                                                                                                                                       rollment of 77 students this      liberal arts education in addi-
                                                                                                                                                                       year.                             tion to their business major,
 73                                                                                                                                                                        Indiana Tech was also         Collins said. They also have
 Bibles in the Richlyn Library                 A parking brake would have made all the difference.                                                                     looking for a more accessible     accessibility to any facility
                                                                                                                                                                       location. They currently oper-    or service that a traditional
                                                  Andrew Stahl and Peter Newton had some trouble when an incline proved too                                            ate out of the former Magne-      HU student has available to
 $79.31                                           much for the maintenance department’s parked Gator on Oct. 27. Stahl’s attempts                                      Tek Sanderson Center which        them.
 Cost to buy one of everything                    to stop it failed, and man and machine both went for a swim in Lake Sno-Tip.                                         is owned by Life Community            The EXCEL program has
 from the HUB menu                                                                                                                                                     Church.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                see INDIANA TECH, page 2


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 Volunteers this year for                    University considers new buildings on campus                                                                              eral possibilities for the new
 Fall Work Day                                                                                                                                                                                               “We’re launching a new
                                             Additional dorms, expansion of existing buildings among possibilities                                                     hall:                             capital campaign which has a
                                                      By Corey Palmer           Merillat Complex for Physi-       indicates that we’re on the                          –Adding more Miller/Mead-         lot of potential,” Coffey said,
 777                                                    Staff Reporter          cal Education and Recreat-        right track in thinking about                        ows style apartments close        “but it is too early to deter-
 Total hours of service for                                                     ing, Merillat Center for the      a new residence hall.”                               by the current location of        mine which of these projects
 Fall Work Day, sponsored                        The Huntington Univer-         Arts and Becker Hall, among          With a record overall en-                         Miller/Meadows                    will be the right ones.”
 by the Joe Mertz center                     sity Board of Trustees ap-         others.                           rollment of 1,084 students                           –Attaching another tradition-         An Indiana university
                                             proved preliminary planning           “At this time, we’re not       this year that President G.                          al residence hall to Hardy        very familiar with growth is
                                             of a new residence hall dur-       prepared to say when,” said       Blair Dowden hopes to dou-                           Hall                              Indiana Wesleyan Univer-
 697                                         ing their October meeting.         Ron Coffey, vice president        ble in 10 years, Huntington                          –Adding more Forrester Vil-       sity. IWU has dealt with sig-
 Seats in the                                    The administration is also     of student development, “but      University will soon be in                           lage apartments                   nificantly increasing growth
 Zurcher Auditorium                          seriously considering the ex-      the enrollment increase over      need of more housing.                                   All of these ideas depend
                                             pansion and renovation of the      the last two years certainly         Coffey said there are sev-                        on the availability of funds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              see NEW BUILDINGS, page 3


Rotten milk causes stink with cleaning crews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photos by Josh Christenson




                                                                 anymore,” said Andrew Honeycutt, a Baker            “The furniture was all moved around the
MJV workers hassled with increase                                Second resident, “it smelled that bad.”          other day,” Horne said. “But I can always
in pranks and messes                                                While it was bad for Janson, it was worse     get someone to at least help me get it out of
                                                                 for those that had to sort it out and clean it   the way real quick. It’s either that or I can’t
                    By Matt Friedlund                            up.                                              clean.”
                            Staff Reporter                          Pranks and general carelessness affect the       When it comes to cleaning, messes and
                                                                 RD’s, RA’s and cleaning crews.                   pranks take up a lot of time. And cleaning
    Suite B on Baker First smelled like rotten                      Students throw fruit and ice cream down       employees only get two hours on a floor,
goose eggs.                                                      stairwells and put bowls of cereal, puke and     Horne said.
    A student had poured milk on the carpet                      noodles in the urinals, said MJV cleaning em-       Because pranks and big messes have to be
in freshmen Evan Costas and Abram Janson’s                       ployee, Cheryl Vaughn.                           dealt with, the everyday cleaning tasks often
room so it would stink.                                             “And those aren’t even considered pranks,”    suffer.
    “Just a big wet spot on the floor,” Costas                   Vaughn said.                                        “If we can’t get to everything,” she said,
said.                                                                 Rhonda Horne, MJV janitorial services       “the important things like the bathrooms and
    Others noticed the stench as they passed                     employee who cleans in Baker and Roush,          kitchen areas aren’t done as thoroughly, and
by the suite.                                                    said that messes students create are worse
     “I didn’t even want to go in their room                     than some pranks.                                                                         see PRANKS, page 3                The equipment of an MJV employee.
                                                                        Page 2    News                                  November 9, 2006




Center of the “You”niverse                                          cials pander to our deepest lives,” de Zengotita said,
                                                                                                                                              Book Review:
Author prepares to unmask students’                                 desires every five minutes. “there’s a degree to which
                                                                    The result? We become the we become self-conscious to                   A mediated worldview
view of the media—and ourselves                                     center of the world, and in who we are.”
                                                                    that, we become the central                                                     By Meagan Gibson
         By Tom Gramley           nary capacity to accommo-                                           In “Mediated,” he tells
           Staff Reporter         date anything real and even-      characters of our own life about how he and several                                 Staff Reporter

                                  tually suck it up and turn it     dramas.                        other students were waiting                   Thomas de Zengoti-



                                                                                   “
    Thomas de Zengotita has       into something mediated.”             “We understand who we for an acting class to begin                   ta’s “Mediated” at times
never spoken on a Christian          In his book “Mediated,”        are in and                                    when a teacher             comes off as an in-depth
campus before. In fact, he’s      de Zengotita examines what        through cat-                                  arrived     and            rant on the effect media
not even a Christian.             the media does and its pro-       egories that                                  broke the news:            has on our culture.            coming from. There are
    When asked what re-           cess of mediation—a confus-       media have The media are like a               “President Ken-                Other times, it ex-        many examples in which
ception he expected from a        ing process of representation,    provided us,” blob from outer space           nedy has been              plores how media has           he uses his role as a par-
conservative audience, he         reality, the representation       de Zengotita                                  shot!”                     shaped our culture in          ent to draw conclusions.
hesitated.                        of reality and the reality of     said. This is
                                                                                      that eats the world.           “There was              such a way that we don’t       As college students,
    “If I come in there with
an open mind and a willing
                                  representation.
                                     “It’s very much more of a
                                                                    true “to such
                                                                    an       extent
                                                                    that our lives
                                                                                                             “
                                                                                      —Thomas de Zengotita some stirring
                                                                                                                  and murmuring
                                                                                                                                             even realize it.
                                                                                                                                                 De Zengotita draws
                                                                                                                                                                            however, it is hard to
                                                                                                                                                                            make that connection.
heart and speak the truth as      show than it used to be,” de                                                    for a minute or            parallels between “Harry           “Mediated” is an in-
I see it,” said de Zengotita      Zengotita said, citing news       have become                                   so,” wrote de              Potter” and “Peter Pan.”       depth look at how the
in a phone interview, “then I     shows, talk shows, reality        a performance that would Zengotita. “A couple of peo-                    He suggests that while         media has come to shape
expect to be received courte-     TV shows and political and        have been unthinkable in my ple followed her out, and then               “Peter Pan” is more a          our lives in such a blatant
ously, no matter what the po-     public events of all kinds as     grandfather’s time.”           someone, I couldn’t tell who,             children’s story with un-      and yet hidden way. The
litical leanings of the people    examples in which reality             He first became interested said, ‘It’s an improv.’” They             derlying values for adults,    book is able to bring up
are.”                             and representation have been      in media studies through his all began to react accord-                  “Harry Potter” is “a book      questions that most peo-
    He will lecture on his book   fused together.                   enrollment in acting school, ing to their character. Some                for kids that adults can       ple would never think of
“Mediated: How the Media             “Like Iraq,” he said. “It’s    eventually becoming more wept, some stared disbeliev-                    enjoy, if they want to be      and then answers them
Shapes Your World and the         that kind of confusion in         interested in writing and di- ingly, while de Zengotita                  kids again.”                   in a way that leaves the
Way You Live in It” on Dec.       which reality and representa-     recting than acting.           played the solemn character.                  One thing de Zengoti-      reader saying, “wow,
4, at 7 p.m. in Zurcher Audi-     tion are blurred.”                    “Looking back on it,          It wasn’t until the teacher            ta seems to master is the      I never would have
torium as part of the Forester       In all of the above situ-      I was really interested in walked in to inform them that                 art of flawlessly tran-        thought of that.”
Lecture series.                   ations, each message is           what makes people tick,” de Kennedy had actually died                    sitioning from one pop            For people that have
    De Zengotita (or Tdez, as     presented with careful con-       Zengotita said. “I found the that they dropped their per-                culture staple to another.     an interest in the way
he signs his e-mails) is an ac-   sideration of the spin that       whole show business very sonas—nobody knew who to                        He draws two seeming-          media shapes our world,
complished residential schol-     is to be sent out. The end        tiresome.”                     be then.                                  ly polar opposite items        “Mediated” is a great
ar at Dalton School in New        product is a nicely wrapped           Perhaps this is why the       De Zengotita’s disturb-                and ties them togeth-          book. It’s an easy read
York. Holding a PhD in an-        package of sound bytes and        introduction of “Mediated” ing message is that we’re all                 er—claiming that “Good         and is full of pop culture
thropology, he also serves as     images aimed at its target        is titled “Method Acting,” improvising. Every one of                     Night Moon” affects tod-       references.
an adjunct professor at New       audience—you.                     which is an approach to per- us plays characters, or cat-                dlers in the same way             I would give it three
York University in Manhat-           And thus the media is ca-      formance that requires the egories, assigned to us by the                “The Catcher in the Rye”       out of five stars, but like
tan and is a contributing edi-    tered directly to us and for      actor to take on the persona media.                                      affects adolescents.           our good friend from
tor to Harper’s Magazine.         us, de Zengotita argues in his    of the character at a deep,       There’s no going back                      At points it was hard      “Reading Rainbow” al-
    “The media are like a blob    book. Reality TV shows keep       psychological level.           to reality now. We’re all                 to understand where            ways said, “don’t take
from outer space that eats the    us amused through “actual”            “Concerning the theme trapped on the media’s stage,                  exactly de Zengotita is        my word for it.”
world,” de Zengotita said.        events occurring to “actual”      of method acting in the book and we’re all the main char-
“Media have an extraordi-         people, all while commer-         and the actions of everyday acter in our own minds.



New library systems aim to aid student research
                                  online, avoiding the inevi-          The improved catalog          to library databases. Remote        man, associate director of li-     For periodicals and journal
       By Jessica Hollopeter
                                  table shock at discovering a      makes searching for materi-      access is also available, al-       brary services, recommends         articles, students can still fill
           Staff Reporter
                                  $10 fine.                         als easier.                      lowing students off-campus          that students register with        out the form on the library’s
                                     This feature is available         Jean Michelson, circula-      to retrieve information from        Worldcat, through “My Ac-          website. Bob Kaehr, director
    Those pesky notices for       through a link on the new cat-    tion coordinator of the li-      most of the paid subscription       count” first.                      of library services, also spent
library fines that show up        alog page, although reserve       brary, is excited to see these   databases.                             “Once registered,” Neu-         a considerable amount of
in your mailbox could be a        items are excluded from the       new systems implemented.            More recently, the li-           man said, “the ILL forms           time over the summer creat-
thing of the past, thanks to      renewal options. After log-          “The new format is faster     brary has made changes to           will fill in automatically and     ing new subject guides for the
one of RichLyn Library’s          ging in, students can see what    and has a different look with    the Book Inter-Library Loan         you will be able to track your     various majors. The guides
several new systems added         books they have checked out       several new options,” she        (ILL) program. Students can         request as it is processed and     group helpful websites into
this year.                        and when they are due, along      said.                            submit their request online,        delivered to our library.”         several curricular areas, such
    Students are now able to      with their current fines and         Another link on the cata-     directly to a library in the           This service is only avail-     as history or music.
renew their books one time        hold requests.                    log page will direct students    ILL network. Randy Neu-             able for books or media items.


Indiana Tech                                Continued from page 1   Internet              With bruises as
                                                                                          battlescars and
                                                                                                           Continued from page 1
                                                                                                                                         it borders on too much ad-
                                                                                                                                         ministrative control.
                                                                                                                                                                               Through the Community
                                                                                                                                                                            Lifestyle Agreement, there
an 80 percent retention rate,     going to get educated,” Col-         But authoritarian mea- public content, so students                    “What scares me is that        are limitations in place to
which Collins believes is due     lins said. “So that’s a good                           bragging rights
                                                                    sures regarding the Internet have no complaint as far as a           we Christians claim to adhere      establish community and
to the individual attention       thing.”                           have been exercised.         violation of privacy.”                  to a faith that has its basis in   protect individuals and their
given to students.                    Fech said she believes           Sophomore Luke Ha-
                                                                                                   intact,
                                                                                                    Student-body President               freedom,” senior Rebekah           character, Coffey said.
   Collins was a student in       Indiana Tech’s planned ex-        glund was hired as commuters claim
                                                                                        a Cam- Justin Miller said this is a              Bachman-Liston said, “that            “Just because it is the In-
the first class of the EXCEL      pansion has already affected                      victory in matter of
                                                                    pus Ministries Coordinatorthe home- being consistent in              is founded on the ideas of         ternet, it does not take a per-
program, which began in           Huntington’s EXCEL Pro-           for the 2006-07 school year. our faith in another aspect of          grace and relationship with a      son out of the HU commu-
1992. Since then, 250 stu-        gram because they have ex-                        coming Powder Puff
                                                                    But after the examination our lives.                                 loving Creator.                    nity,” Coffey said. “We are
dents have graduated.             panded in response.                                        tournament. seeking to find
                                                                    of a specific Xanga entry,      “HU isn’t                                “But how do our leaders        called to be Christ’s disciples
   When asked how Indiana             “Having the EXCEL pro-        he was “unhired” from the        anything [on the Internet],         demonstrate this faith to us?      in all aspects of life, not just
Tech’s expansion will affect      gram at Huntington Univer-        CMC position.                    but if they do, one can be          They give us rules of mo-          what people see, but also
the EXCEL program, Collins        sity is good for Indiana Tech        “I agree with it [the pol-    held accountable,” Miller           rality to follow, lines not to     what is on the Internet.”
said it will help.                too because it keeps us on        icy] to an extent, as long as    said. “I think it is an integrity   cross. And every time that            The current version of
   “I think we’ll still have      our toes,” she said. “Even        the intervention is handled      issue for each individual.”         someone crosses a line the         the Community Lifestyle
a great advantage, and most       though we are competitors,        well,” Haglund said. “It does       Haglund said he does not         leaders don’t like, a new rule     Agreement is in the student
importantly, more adults are      we work well together.”           technically violate some         like the policy, but agrees it      shows up. I think it’s a slip-     handbook.
                                                                    freedom of speech, but it is     has benefits. He worries that       pery slope.”



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Amish school shooting hits home for HU student Pranks                 anyone, but there’s no reason      deed his aim.                               hospital stays of the surviv-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Continued from page 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                         the little things sometimes
“Revenge” killing stuns junior from Pennsylvania                      to go after a schoolroom of           For those who live among                 ing girls will likely flirt with                    not at all. We just have to
                                  County, Penn. on Oct. 2. All        little girls.”                     the Amish, like Keller, they                the $500,000 mark. Dona-                            leave when our time is up.”
       By Anthony Burkhart
                                  of the boys and adults were             In the notes he left for his   become a part of the every-                 tions from coast to coast                               Because they are pro-
            Staff Reporter
                                  ordered out of the room,            wife, Roberts mentions an al-      day scene blending in with                  have poured into a Lancaster                        fessionals, MJV employees
    It was an innocent “Hey       leaving a dozen girls inside        tercation he experienced as a      the secular world.                          County bank account created                         clean quickly and efficient-
Mom, what’s up” phone call        the schoolhouse. The doors          child, and that he was getting        In a county that is known                to be used by the families of                       ly. The floors are cleaned
that suddenly turned to any-      were barricaded immediately         revenge for something that         for its cornfields and flea                 the hospitalized girls.                             regardless of the mess.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             But when a huge prank



                                                                      “
thing but casual.                 with wooden planks, trap-           happened over 20 years ago.        markets, the Amish represent                    A group of seven Hardy
    The phone conversation        ping the horrified girls, ages                                         what Lancaster County is                    first girls recently collected                      is pulled, it can sometimes
between Lancaster native          6-13, inside the schoolhouse                                           today—hard work, and then                   $20 and sent it to help with                        take weeks to completely
Kevin Keller and his mother       with no way to get out.                                                even more hard work.                        expenses which arouse from                          finish cleaning.
                                                                        There’s no reason to                                                                                                                 Last year, a student set
left the mathematics major            Roberts then opened fired                                             Keller said he worked                    the shootings.
alarmed. His mother told him      on the young girls, who were          go after a school-               with the Amish and realized                     The money they sent came                        off a stink bomb in Wright
that an Amish school shoot-       lined up execution-style              room of little girls.            that even the young children                from Dr. G. Blair Dowden’s                          Hall, leaving both restrooms
ing had just occurred—four        along the blackboard, before                                           possessed this work ethic.                  chapel service earlier this                         covered in a blue substance
miles from his home. The
story blanketed television
                                  turning the gun on himself.
                                  Three girls were dead at the
                                                                                  —Kevin Keller
                                                                                                “           “A brother and a sister
                                                                                                         started working for my step-
                                                                                                                                                     year in which envelopes,
                                                                                                                                                     containing different amounts
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and smelling like puke.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             “It took a week to clean,”
screens across the nation.        scene before two more would                                            dad,” Keller said, “and they                of cash, were passed out                            Vaughn said.
    Charles Carl Roberts IV,      later die in area hospitals.           But why an Amish                would fight over who would                  to students in attendance.                              Often the culprit goes
a milk truck driver carry-            “To take the life of a little   schoolhouse?                       get to work even though their               Dowden then challenged the                          unpunished when it comes
ing guns and a 20-year-old        Amish girl is extremely un-            They have no security,          pay goes to their father until              students to use the money in                        to things like this because
grudge, stormed an Amish          necessary,” Keller said. “I’m       making it an easy target for       they’re 18.”                                a way that would help those                         the acts go unseen.
schoolhouse in Lancaster          not justifying him shooting         Roberts if children were in-          The expenses from the                    in need.                                                This is unfair to stu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         dents who prefer clean liv-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ing quarters, and those that
Resource center hits Jump rope                                                                                                                                                                           clean them, Vaughn said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             “Just a little respect

landmark in third year
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                                                                          lege peers creates some
                                                                      jittery feelings.
                                                                                                                   • News Nuggets •                                                                      would be nice.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Wright Hall RD Nathan
                                                                          “I would enjoy doing a                                                                                                         Geer usually hands out
         By Susan Bensen          internships at United Way
                                                                      show a HU again,” Jena-
                                                                                                                                           Compiled By                                                   punishment based on the
           Staff Reporter         of Atlanta.                                                                                               Sarah Lang
                                                                      ya said. “But I’d be super                                                                                                         situation.
                                      She explained her rela-
                                                                      nervous.”
                                                                                                                                            Assistant Editor                                                 But sometimes, things
    Celebrating its third anni-   tionship with the ERC, “It
                                                                          Hopefully the Hopping                                                                                                          just go wrong and messes
versary this past school year,    focused on the areas I want                                                       Huntington to offer Spanish,
                                                                      Hoosiers will be slapping                                                                                                          happen.
the Enterprise Resource Cen-      my career to go in. It took
ter has helped place over 400     me outside my comfort zone          and swirling ropes for fellow                  Spanish education majors                                                                Junior Perry Vaughan,
                                                                      Forester’s entertainment be-             The current minor in Spanish that Huntington offers will                                  freshman Joshua Fitzger-
students in practicum posi-       and I wouldn’t trade that for
                                                                      fore Jenaya and Angela retire                                                                                                      ald and sophomore Mat-
tions, job shadowing oppor-       anything.”                                                               expand into majors in both Spanish and Spanish education
                                                                      their award-winning Double-                                                                                                        thew Kaestner know about
tunities and internships.             “Experiential learning                                               for the fall of 2007. Dr. Del Doughty, professor of English,
                                                                      Dutch routine.                                                                                                                     messes.
    “The reasons we’ve been       has set HU apart from other                                              cites the demographic changes across the country and the                                          A science experiment
successful is because we          institutions,” Schwob said.                                              impact of economic globalization as reasons for the decision,                                 went bad, and the punish-
want to assist students, not
just have them go out on their
                                  After going to a conference
                                  last school year, they saw          The Man    Continued from page 8
                                                                                                           in addition to the number of prospective students that have
                                                                                                           expressed interest in the majors (42 in 2004 and 33 in 2005).
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ment went under the catego-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ry of prank.
own. We want to personal-         the difference between HU
                                                                          low particular stories in        The decision came after a faculty meeting on Oct. 4.                                              “It wasn’t a prank, it was
ize the experience for you,”      and other institutions.
                                                                      ways that are more open                                                                                                            an accident,” Perry said.
Schwob said. “We also have            “Amazing!”          senior
                                                                      to the general public,” said                                                                                                       “Essentially we found out
great faculty involvement as      Stephanie Robb, said about
                                                                      Brautigam. “But what do you
                                                                                                                  Nursing construction begins                                                            that canned air is, in fact,
well. We have been well re-       her experience intern-                                                      New construction began last month in the lower level of
                                                                      get in 22 minutes of broad-                                                                                                        flammable.”
ceived on this campus.”           ing with Henry Photo and
                                                                      cast news? Not much.”                the Science Hall in preparation for the opening of the new                                        The fire engulfed a sub-
    The ERC started during        Hayes Lemmerz. “I have so
                                                                          With several other choic-        nursing program. The unfinished space is being transformed                                    stantial part of the hallway
the 2004-2005 school year,        much more confidence in
                                                                      es for more reliable news,           into an eight-bed nursing lab and classroom, a four-bed                                       in Wright 1st. But it failed
with Kay Schwob as the di-        my work. I have gained the
                                                                      students are able now, more                                                                                                        to ignite anything, or even
rector. The ERC saw a large       knowledge to do things out-                                              nursing lab, a simulated nursing station, a DVD library and
                                                                      than ever before, to back-up                                                                                                       set off the fire alarm.
amount success the first two      side the classroom instead                                               a computer lab, an exam room, a storage room, restrooms
                                                                      statements made by pub-                                                                                                                Regardless of their inten-
years.                            of just a textbook.”                                                     and six faculty offices. The overall look of the floor will be the
                                                                      lic figures. Internet, radio,                                                                                                      tions and rancid smell, the
    “We’ve established con-           Some misconceptions                                                  same as the other floors in the building. Construction should
                                                                      newspapers and magazines                                                                                                           fire caused a small mark on
nections with different busi-     on campus are that the ERC
                                                                      have all had to step up in re-       be completed by early February.                                                               the school’s carpet.
nesses and organizations          can find summer jobs, that
                                                                      porting politics to compete                                                                                                            The boys were only pun-
the past two years,” said         they only help business ma-
Scwhob.”                          jors, or that they are limited      with its comedic competi-                Huntingtonian receives awards                                                             ished with a week’s worth
                                                                                                                                                                                                         cleaning duties.
    With an outward focus         to Huntington area.                 tion. All sources should be           Huntington University’s campus newspaper received two
                                                                      scrutinized, especially comic                                                                                                          The lack of severity was
and experiential learning in          Although they can find                                               awards on Oct. 7 from the Baptist Press Association. Senior
                                                                      sources.                                                                                                                           due to what RD, Nathan
mind, Scwhob hopes to place       you an internship for the                                                Carrie Horwedel’s story, “HU athlete boasts personal taxi
                                                                          “I can’t prove it, but I can                                                                                                   Geer, described as “a repen-
even more students in intern-     summer, they can’t get you
                                                                      say it,” said Stephen Colbert        on campus,” about Brian Lambright’s personal golf cart, re-                                   tant attitude.”
ships and find more ways to       a summer job. However, all
                                                                      of “The Colbert Report.”             ceived second place honors in the sports article category.                                        The trio showed remorse
help serve students.              majors are welcome at the
                                                                      Which is exactly what a po-          Recent graduate Kristi Thompson grabbed first place for the                                   and did their duties with the
    Senior Kelly Kasych got       ERC. They can help you get
                                                                      litically active citizen should                                                                                                    cleaning ladies.
connected with two summer         an internship anywhere.                                                  Huntingtonian’s front page design.
                                                                      be afraid of.                                                                                                                          “It was an accident that
                                                                                                                                                                                                         won’t be repeated again,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Perry said.
New Buildings                                                         and an addition to Becker



                                                                                                            College Students
                                            Continued from page 1     Hall. If there was an addition
in a variety of ways.                 Students are directly af-       to Becker Hall, many staff
   “When I came here in           fected by such measures.            offices that are currently in
1993, we had about 800 stu-           “Being a freshman, I            the Huntington Union Build-
dents,” said Rob Thompson,        don’t know the issues that          ing could be moved over to
director of residence life at
Indiana Wesleyan University,
                                  we are currently facing with
                                  overcrowding in the resi-
                                                                      Becker, allowing for more
                                                                      student-related space in the
                                                                                                            No longer eligible to be on your parent’s plan?
in a telephone interview. “To     dence halls,” said Joshua           HUB.
keep up with demand, we’ve        Dzuba, “but if the university           There has also been talk                                                                 Anthem individual healthcare
constructed a wide variety        is expecting the amount of          of a new chapel building.                                                                        plans are designed to fit
of housing. Typically, we         growth that it received this            “A stand-alone chapel
handle that on an as-needed       year again, it would be a           facility is something we’d                                                                           your growing needs.
basis. We’ve built something      good idea to build more resi-       like to have on campus,” Ay-
new in 2004, 2005 and com-        dence halls.”                       ers said. “It’s just a matter
ing up for 2007.”                     As far as Huntington            of when is the need and the                                                                                             Affordable rates
   Sometimes, IWU still re-       University’s building plans         money all going to come to
                                                                      gather.”
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mains short on housing.           go, there is much more in
   Thompson said juniors
and seniors are first moved
                                  store besides residence halls.
                                  The university is considering
                                                                          Some might ask questions
                                                                      about how exactly HU in-                                                                                                $                          per
into university-owned hous-       many other new buildings.           tends to fund these projects.                                                                                                                      mo.*
ing. After that, freshman are         “We have a facilities mas-          Huntington has always
placed three to a room.           ter plan,” said Huntington’s        tried not to build buildings
 Huntington has had to make       Vice President of Finance           through tuition money, Ayers
some measures to account          Tom Ayers. “We update it            said. He assured that this will
for the increase in demand        about every four to six years.      continue.
for student housing, though       It’s not an ironclad plan               Ayers believes the success
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   “This year we had to use       things in a certain order. It’s     pends on God.
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                                                                              Page 4    Sports                                                   November 9, 2006




Ready to do it again




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Cassandra Lehman
After reaching new heights last season, Forester basketball looks to take one more step
                                                                              year for the second consecu-            season.
                              By Austan Kas                                   tive season and earned first-              Senior




   L
                                Staff Reporter
                                                                              team All-American honors                Jared Yo-




                                                                              “
           ast year the Hun-            of the Ozarks was the better          after averaging 21 points and           der     and
           tington University           team.                                                                         sopho-
           men’s basketball                Nonetheless, HU fell short                                                 more Kyle
team won the Mid-Central                losing 74-56.                                                                 Benge look
                                                                               Last year’s run made                   to lead the
Conference (MCC) regu-                     Fast forward eight months
lar season and tournament               and the Foresters are using            us that much hungrier                  team at the
titles earning them the sec-            that loss as motivation.                                                      guard posi-
ond seed in the National As-
sociation of Intercollegiate
                                           “Last year’s run deep into
                                        the tourney,” said senior Alex
                                                                               this season.
                                                                                               —Alex Kock
                                                                                                              “       tion. While
                                                                                                                      s e n i o r        Luke Smith (23) takes a jump shot in the Forester’s game against AIA.
Athletics (NAIA) National               Kock, “gave us some great                                                     James Hai-
Tournament.                             experience and has made               eight rebounds per game.                fley and sophomores Geoff tough to replace,” Platt said, as always,” he said, “but
    It was the program’s fifth          us that much hungrier this                Kyle Ganton, a 6-foot-5-            Sheetz, Ben Haifley and “but we have four seniors if we stay mentally tough
trip to the national tourna-            season.”                              inch senior guard, is another           Ryne Thornton will try and that are ready to step in and throughout the season and at-
ment in Branson, Mo., in the               Coach Steve Platt echoed           key returning starter. Gan-             provide a spark when called take over that role.”                                tack each game individually,
last six years.                         those comments saying,                ton was named second-team               upon.                                      To replace that size, the with focus and determina-
    After the first five wins,          “Some teams could have                All-American last season,                  The end of the season team will turn to a few fresh- tion, we can get to where we
the team was one win away               trouble bouncing back after a         averaging 18 points and                 last year marked the end of men—Neil Stoffel and Kevin want to be.”
from winning a national                 tough loss like that, but it has      six rebounds a game while               a career for Chase Verba and Kyle.                                                    Where they want to be
title.                                  done more to help build our           shooting nearly 50 percent              Steve Snider.                              The rest of the freshmen is the same place they were
    Maybe it was nerves—it              confidence.”                          from the three-point line.                 Both players were strongly class consists of guards Luke eight months ago—in Bran-
was the team’s first appear-               Confidence is something                Doug Sheckler, a 6-foot-            present in the post and aver- Smith, David Lash and Kyle son with a chance to win a
ance in the national champi-            the Foresters should have             6-inch junior forward, was              aged nearly five rebounds per Johnson.                                           national title.
onship game. Maybe it was               plenty of considering they            third-team All-MCC last                 game last year, but much of                Last year’s season may                     The Foresters will play
just one of those games.                return four starters from last        year. He averaged just un-              their contributions couldn’t have taken the program to their first home game Nov.
    The Foresters never got             season’s 32-6 team.                   der 12 points a contest, but            be seen in statistics.                a new level, but don’t ex- 14, against Shawnee State
into an offensive rhythm all               Kock, a 6-foot-5-inch for-         his biggest impact may have                “Steve and Chase did a pect anything different than at the MPERC, where they
night, shooting a season-low            ward, is one of those return-         been on defense where he led            great job last year as seniors what’s been going on in the went 16-0 last year. The team
30 percent from the field.              ing starters. Last year he was        the team with a total of 61             providing us with outstand- past, Platt said.                                    opens MCC play on Nov. 21,
      Or maybe host College             named MCC player of the               blocks and 43 steals on the             ing leadership and will be                  “The MCC will be tough at home versus Marian.


                                                                                       SCOREBOARD
                               Men                                                                                                                Women
   CROSS COUNTRY                           basketball                         Cross country                                         VOLLEYBALL                             10/18 Bethel College:       L   sity (MI): L 30-25, 23-30,
     10/4 NAIA Region VIII Meet @                10/21 Athletes In Action -    10/4 NAIA Region VIII Meet @ Indiana Wesleyan Uni-                                          30-27, 31-33, 23-30, 22-30      21-30, 25-30 22-12, 1-6
                                                                                                                                     10/11 Marian College: L 24-30, 23-
     Indiana Wesleyan University: 4th            Exhibition: W 99-96           versity: 9th place
     place                                       11/6 IPFW L 93-92             10/21 Mid-Central Conference Championships @          30, 30-28, 18-30 18-7, 1-4            19-11, 1-5                      10/27 HU vs. Anderson: W
     10/14 Manchester College Invita-                                          IWU: 5th place                                        10/13 HU vs. Illinois Inst of Tech-   10/20 HU vs. Tri-State: W       30-27, 30-26, 30-15 23-12
     tional @ Manchester College: 6th
     place
     10/21    Mid-Central Conference
                                           TENNIS                              tennis                                                nology: L 30-26, 27-30, 20-30, 24-    26-30, 29-31, 30-24, 30-15,     10/28 HU vs. Manchester:
                                                 10/12-14 MCC Tournament:                                                            30 18-8                               15-9 20-11                      W 30-26, 30-14, 30-22 24-12
     Championships @ IWU: 3rd place                                            10/9 Anderson University: W 9-0 11-3
                                                 7th place
                                                                               10/12-14 MCC Tournament: 2nd place                    10/13 HU vs. Bethel: W 27-30, 30-     10/20 HU vs. Olivet: W 30-      10/28    HU vs. Michigan

   SOCCER College: L 1-2                                                      SOCCER                                                 28, 30-22, 28-30, 16-14 19-8          18, 30-26, 30-28 21-11          Dearborn: W 30-23, 30-26,
    10/10 Bethel                                                                                                                     10/14 HU vs. Indiana Wesleyan: L      10/21   Indiana Institute of    23-30, 27-30, 15-11 25-12
     10/13 Goshen College: T 1-1                                                10/11 Taylor University: L 2-7
     10/16 Defiance College (OH) W 3-2                                                                                               19-30, 21-30, 20-30 19-9              Technology: W 25-30, 30-26,     10/31 Grace College W 31-
     10/18 Grace College: L 2-4                                                 10/13 Bethel College: L 1-6
                                                                                                                                     10/14 HU vs. St. Xavier: L 30-26,     27-30, 33-31, 15-12 22-11       29, 30-23, 26-30, 30-26
     10/24 Moody Bible Institute (IL): W 4-2                                    10/17 Spalding University (KY): L 1-3
                                                                                                                                     18-30, 22-30, 26-30 19-10             10/25 Spring Arbor Univer-
                Page 5        Arts & Entertainment                                                                                                                                            November 9, 2006


  Theatre Review:

  HU actors move to Skid Row




                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photos by Josh Christenson
                                                                                                               Alan Menken’s music? Is
                                                                                                               it the life of a girl’s abusive
        By Lynette Miller                lieved. That’s what Seymour        Repic), Crystal (Abigail           relationship that is overshad-
            Copy Editor                  (Matthias J. Austin) thought.      Grace Allwein) and Ronnette        owed by the story of a cute,
                                         That’s what Mr. Mushnik            (Jenn Miller) acting as sing-      little plant? Or is it a deeper
     “Depression is just sta-            (Matthew Kaestner) had             ing narration, the spectators      story about how letting a
  tus quo” on Skid Row for               lived his life by. Until a to-     watched as the Audrey II be-       small amount of, let’s call it
  the members of Howard                  tal eclipse of the sun brought     came a poison to Seymour           sin, into your life never stays
  Ashman’s “Little Shop of               about a little plant that came     and a goldmine to Mushnik’s        small?
  Horrors.” Ranging from a               to be known as the Audrey II       Skid Row Florists.                     The few technical bobbles
  battered housewife (Hay-               (voice by Patrick Irick, pup-          The once deserted flower       aside, the production was
  ley Johnson) to a drug-                peteered by Ryan Yoder).           shop welcomed plenty of            impressive for the audience
  addicted dentist (Joshua                   As impressive as the stag-     new business as the plant sat      to watch. With a bit of an in-
  Christenson), Skid Row                 ing of this play was, how-         in the front window, growing       teractive ending (bubbles in-
  has it all.                            ever, the slight but notice-       bigger and bigger by the day.      cluded), the show was a hit.
     But more than just ec-              able quirks of the show took           But what is Seymour’s           The Kennedy Center Amer-
  centric characters, Direc-             away from the theatrical feel.     secret to growing such an          ican College Theatre Fes-
  tor David Shamburger’s                 As difficult as an accent is to    impressive plant? It’s a se-       tival (KCACTF) enjoyed
  rendition of this off-Broad-           pinpoint, it is better to lessen   cret formula that isn’t too        the performance, which is
  way musical has the abil-              the accent and hold it through     hard to find: Blood. Audrey        an encouraging compliment
  ity to leave its audience              the show than to accentuate it     II grew to enormous sizes as       considering a certain mem-
  thinking.                              and slip. Characters opening       Seymour had to find new and        ber of the KCACTF saw the
      Where do you go when               night had trouble convincing                                                                            Kohaut (Audrey) and Austin (Seymour), shown above
                                                                            interesting ways of providing      original performance in the
  you only have one way                  the audience that they really                                                                           during rehearsal, were both nominated for an award.
                                                                            blood for the plant.               summer of 1982.
  to turn and that way is a              were far from Huntington,              But what does this show            Along with high praise,       pomp aside, “Little Shop of         Or don’t feed your newly
  dead-end? You don’t. You               Ind.                               say to Huntington Univer-          the KCACTF nominated              Horrors” has everything a           named father to your little
  live like you have always                  A few misguided sight-         sity’s campus? Is it poking        two of the stars of the show,     show can offer with an in-          potted friend. Or, maybe
  lived and you get what you             lines and spotty mic checks        fun at how a giant plant eats      Matthias Austin and Kristen       teresting message for its           most importantly and all
  think you deserve.                     aside, the show was a rousing      four different human beings        Lynn Kohaut, for the Irene        audience.                           encompassing, just don’t
     That’s what Audrey                  success with its audience.         so that it can grow to epic        Ryan Award.                         For example, don’t give an        feed the plants.
  (Kristen Lynn Kohaut) be-                  With Chiffon (Deanna           sizes, all while being set to          But all the accolades and     inch and let a plant take a mile.



Wright here in Huntington
Singer-songwriter Paul Wright to perform on campus
                                                                                                               every concert they have to
                                                                                                               sell enough tickets to cover
                                                                                                               all the expenses, otherwise
                                                                                                                                                 The FUSE decided to use the
                                                                                                                                                 game to their advantage and
                                                                                                                                                 is using an OSU-Michigan
                                                                                                                                                                                     way to celebrate your team’s
                                                                                                                                                                                     victory, or a good consolation
                                                                                                                                                                                     if your team loses. If you’re
                                                                            forming at Huntington on Sat-      they lose money. The FUSE         theme. Students are encour-         not a football fan, don’t wor-
                                         dent and avid surfer, mixes        urday, Nov. 18, in the MCA,        wants to bring in big names,      aged to wear their OSU-             ry. The night is mainly about
       By Jessica Shepherd                                                  along with a campus favorite,      but also keep tickets cheap.      Michigan apparel, and one           the music. Both Garrels and
                                         acoustic, reggae and hip-hop
           Staff Reporter                to create an innovative sound      Josh Garrels. It wasn’t hard       Last year with the Shawn          superfan of each rival teams        Wright are amazing live. The
    His sound could be eas-              and brings new talent into the     to get either of the artists to    McDonald show they were           will win a prize. Though            show is a cheap way to have
ily mistaken for that of Jack            Christian music industry. His      perform here, but not losing       fortunate to not lose any         plans haven’t been finalized,       fun on campus on a Saturday
Johnson if one didn’t know               fresh take on urban beats will     money on this concert is an-       money and actually came out       they hope to have a Plasma          night!”
better. All is in place—the              catch your ear and won’t let       other issue entirely.              ahead.                            screen in the MCA lobby for             Tickets for the show are
soulful but light acoustics,             go any time soon.                     “Whenever you bring a              “As for this year,” says       people to watch the end of          available now in MCA Box
the reggae-island feel, but                  The words of the songs         national recording artist, es-     Paul, “I don’t know what will     the game while they wait in         Office, or by calling (260)
there’s something different.             are worthwhile as well.            pecially at a school the size      happen.”                          line.                               359-4261. For more informa-
Maybe it’s the lyrics subtly             They aren’t just poppy lyr-        of Huntington, you run the            The concert is actually the       “It is going to be a fun         tion on either of these artists
pointing to Christ, or the fact          ics meant to be ear-candy for      risk of losing money,” said        same day as the Ohio State        night and a fun show.” Paul         visit their websites at www.
that it’s not Jack, but Paul             the typical Christian artist       Lisa Paul, business manager        versus Michigan college           said. “We wouldn’t be bring-        myspace.com/paulwright
Wright.                                  fanbase of teenage girls, but      of The FUSE.                       football game, which, any         ing this concert if we weren’t      and www.joshgarrels.com.
    Wright, a San Diego resi-            they go a bit deeper to span            The radio station does        football fan knows, is kind of    excited about it. If you’re a       For more information on The
                                         all types of audiences.            not have a specific fund set       a big deal.                       fan of either Michigan or           FUSE, visit www.wqhu.net or
                                             Paul Wright will be per-       up for concerts, so going into        So instead of competing,       Ohio State, it will be a great      listen to them at 105.5 FM.




                                         Her Opinion by Jessica Hollopeter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Photo by Trista Watson




                                             Any great magic trick has      consequences in this latest        ca, where he discovers the        movies will end, but it took
                                         three acts: the Pledge, the        film from Christopher Nolan        work of Nikola Tesla (David       me a good hour and a half
                                         Turn and the Prestige. The         (“Batman Begins”).                 Bowie), and begins plotting       to figure out how the trick
                                         Pledge shows you something             The movie begins at the        his revenge. Michael Caine        worked, and by that time, the
                                         ordinary—something you’ve          end, with Borden on trial          (“Batman Begins”), Scarlet        characters themselves were
                                         seen before. The Turn makes        for Angier’s murder. Please        Johansson (“The Black Dahl-       just starting to figure it out.
                                         that ordinary thing into           don’t believe that it’s that       ia”) and Andy Serkis (“Lord          “The       Prestige”     will
                                         something       extraordinary.     simple. How he got there is        of the Rings”) round out the      definitely require a second
                                         “The Prestige” takes you           the real story. Using three        exceptional cast.                 or even third viewing to
                                         places you’ve never been           different timelines, “The             I love movies that make        tease out every hint that is
                                         before. Christian Bale (“Bat-      Prestige” weaves the mys-          me think, and I was over-         dropped, though you’ll have
                                         man Begins”) and Hugh              tifying story of the greatest      joyed at how twisted my           to look closely for some,
                                         Jackman (“X-Men: The Last          magic trick ever performed.        mind was by the final scene       because you will quite liter-
                                         Stand”) displayed their usual      Angered by the tragic death        of “The Prestige.” It’s the       ally miss them if you blink.
                          THE PRESTIGE




                                         brilliance as Alfred Borden        of his wife, Angier becomes        kind of movie that makes you      If you like mind-benders,
                                         and Robert Angier, two rival       obsessed with discovering          babble incoherently at how        and even if you don’t, go see
                                         magicians whose friendly           Borden’s method behind             incredibly warped and insane      this movie. You will not be
                                         competition morphs into a          “The Transported Man.” His         some people can be. I pride       disappointed.
                                         life-long battle with deadly       search takes him to Ameri-         myself on predicting how


                                         His Opinion by Thomas Brodbeck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photo by Trista Watson




                                            “Now if you’re looking for      Bale as two rival magicians        ier’s wife and it is here that    ing explains, comes in three
                                         the secret... you won’t find it,   struggling to come up with         the rivalry begins.               parts: the pledge, the turn
                                         that’s why there’s a third act     the ultimate illusion for their        Each magician spends          and the prestige. You want to
                                         called, ‘The Prestige.’ This is    magic acts. Before they were       their career constantly try-      make sure you watch closely
                                         the part with the twists and       rivals, Robert Angier (Jack-       ing to out-do, and at times,      throughout the whole movie
                                         turns, where lives hang in the     man) and Alfred Borden             even ruin the other. Borden,      for the hints leading to the
                                         balance and you see some-          (Bale) were part of a magic        who is the better magician        conclusion.
                                         thing shocking you’ve never        act. During the act, Borden        but lacks the stage presence,        The director, Christopher
                                         seen before.”                      and Angier would pretend to        develops a trick called “The      Nolan (“Batman Begins”),
                                            This comes from the             be volunteers from the audi-       Transported Man” where he         does an amazing job with this
                                         opening voiceover by Mi-           ence and then come up on           disappears on one side of the     movie. The way the story is
                                         chael Caine, and it couldn’t       stage and assist with the trick.   stage, then reappears mo-         told is wonderfully done with
                                         ring truer when watching the       But one night, something           ments later on the other side.    pizzazz and flare. The first
                                         movie. You will be shocked         goes wrong and the other as-       Angier, who has great stage       words of the movie should be
                                         when it comes to the end.          sistant to the act dies. Angier    presence but lacks in the ma-     taken to heart, “watch closely
                                            The film is a periodical        blames the death on Borden,        gician skills, tries to out-do    and you’ll be rewarded.”
                                         piece taking place in the end      while Borden neither denies        Borden with his own version          Starring: Hugh Jackman,
                                         of the 19th century and stars      nor accepts the blame. The         of the trick.                     Christian Bale, Scarlett Jo-
                                         Hugh Jackman and Christian         assistant that died was Ang-           The movie, as the open-       hansson, Michael Caine
                                                               Page 6   Features                                                                  November 9, 2006




Jump rope that “busts butts”




                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Photos by Cassandra Lehman
Two HU students throw away childhood                                                                    trick justly called the “butt
                                                                                                        buster.”
games and jump into national competition                                                                    This is a stunt where the
                                                                                                        jumper sits on the floor flick-
       By Katie Aeschliman         gional competition a month        will be graduating and she is      ing the jump rope helicop-
           Staff Reporter          later. Finally, in June, broad-   part of the core. The girls are    ter-style over her head. The
                                   casted on ESPN, is the na-        hoping to dominate the state       “butt-busting” begins when
                                   tional competition. The Hop-      competition and qualify for        she switches the revolving to

   C     inderella, dressed in
         yellow, went upstairs
and kissed a fellow.
                                   ping Hoosiers participate in
                                   the state and regional compe-
                                   titions and often qualify for
                                                                     Nationals again as a finale to
                                                                     this final season.
                                                                         Placing first and bringing
                                                                                                        the ground and bounces her
                                                                                                        bottom rapid-fire over the
                                                                                                        swiftly spinning rope.
    “Sure Cinderella can kiss      Nationals.                        home medals, however, isn’t            After eight years of jump-
a fellow, but can she do a             Angela and Jenaya make        everything to the Hopping          ing, Angela can not only
backwards TJ triple-under          up two-thirds of a Dou-           Hoosiers. They are tradition-      master the finesse and execu-
side-swing?” asks Angela           ble-Dutch team that took          ally a more show-oriented          tion of tricks, but she is also
Hoover, Huntington Univer-         first-place at the regional       team.                              uses her imagination when it
sity freshman.                     competition last year. The            During the year, the Hop-      comes to choreographing.
    Angela can.                    other member of this nation-      ping Hoosiers perform cho-
    For the past eight years       al-competition       qualifying   reographed jump rope rou-
this HU student has been a         trio is Mandy Keller, a senior    tines at local festivals, fairs,                                                                                   Above, Mandy Keller, Jenaya
member of a jump rope dem-         at Indiana Tech.                  fund-raisers and halftime                                                                                          Bonner and Angela Hoover
onstration team called the             “We knew our routine like     basketball games—even HU                                                                                           practice their routine.
Indiana Hopping Hoosiers.          the back of our hand, so we       basketball games.
Angela’s teammate and HU           were able to focus on pre-            It has been three years sin
sophomore, Jenaya Bonner,          sentation,” Jenaya said. “We      Becoming “very entertain-                                                                                          Left, Angela Hoover shows
also rolls her eyes at the girly   could smile and have fun and      ing” doesn’t happen over-                                                                                          off the “butt buster.”
stereotype of “jump ropers.”       enjoy it because we all love      night, it requires dedication.
    “It’s not just some stu-       to do that routine.”              Year round, the Hopping
pid playground thing,” Jen-            Although the girls had a      Hoosiers surrender five hours
aya said. “It’s hardcore. It’s     chance to take their routine      a week to team practice.
intense.”                          to Florida for Nationals, the         With the stresses and de-
    The Hopping Hoosiers is        Double-Dutch trio was un-         mands of college, the girls
a 25-member team ranging           able to attend because Ange-      coordinate their calendar to          “Her strength is to envi-                of eleven years, she has been          Being skilled in jump-rope
from second graders to col-        la had a mission team sched-      accommodate their practice         sion something and put it to-               a member of the Hopping             is not the only requirement
lege seniors. They partici-        uled that same week.              schedule.                          gether,” Coach Judy Adams                   Hoosiers the longest.               to becoming a good jumper.
pate in the annual competi-            Hopefully there will be no        All the years of diligent      said. “She is very creative                     The years of experience         The USAJRF suggests that
tions of the USA Jump Rope         schedule conflicts this year      practice and schedule shuf-        and has great work ethic.”                  and success have made Bon-          coaches should require mem-
Federation.                        because this might be the         fling has proved beneficial to        Jenaya has also invested                 ner a team leader. Coach Ad-        bers to maintain good grades,
    The first is the state com-    last season for the dynamic       Angela’s expertise.                a lot of years into her jump-               ams considers her as a team         choreograph a single rope
petition, followed by the re-      Double-Dutch trio. Mandy              Recently, she learned a        roping career. As a veteran                 player and someone who is           routine and look for mem-
                                                                                                                                                    willing to step in and help the     bers that exude responsibility
                                                                                                                                                    younger kids.                       and positive attitudes.
                                                                                                                                                        “She’s the one that says           According to Jenaya, the
                                                                                                                               <Jim O’Donnell>.




                                                                                                                                                    ‘smile out there,’” said Di-        fundamentals of jump-rop-
                                                                                                                                                    ane Bonner, Jenaya’s mother.        ing are skill, creativity and
                                                                                                                                                    “She is an encourager.”             performance. She has show-
                                                                                                                                                        Jenaya believes her forte       manship down.
                                                                                                                                                    is turning, when the person            “I used to get so nervous,
                                                                                                                                                    holds the ropes and swirls          and now I actually like big-
                                                                                                                                                    them for the jumper.                ger crowds,” Jenaya said.
                                                                                                                                                        Seems easy enough.              “Smaller crowds intimidate
                                                                                                                                                        No, there’s more to it than     me more.”
                                                                                                                                                    just a repetitive wrist flick.         What about a Forester
                                                                                                                                                    Turners need to be in sync          crowd?
                                                                                                                                                    with the team and keen to              Now that Jenaya and
                                                                                                                                                    what the jumper is doing.           Angela are enrolled as HU




              &A
                                                                                                                                                        “It looks like turners don’t    students, the prospect of per-
                                                                                                                        Photo by Matt Romick




                                                                                                                                                    do a whole lot,” Jenaya said.       forming in front of their col-
                                                                                                                                                    “It looks like it’s all the jump-   lege peers creates some jit-
                                                                                                                                                    er. But if you don’t have good      tery feelings.
                                                                                                                                                    turners you might as well not
                                                                                                                                                    have a good jumper.”                         see JUMP ROPE, page 3




   Q                Conversations with HU Faculty and Staff
                     <Jim O’Donnell>.
                                                                     fered me a position, I won-
                                                                     dered if the Lord wanted me
                                                                     to do this. And, well, I’m still
                                                                     here.
                                                                                                        This man with two Harvard
                                                                                                        degrees, running a soup
                                                                                                        kitchen.

                                                                                                           What about your other
                                                                                                                                                    dents who organized the
                                                                                                                                                    Page Six movement. We
                                                                                                                                                    don’t have a lot of student
                                                                                                                                                    led movements around here.
                                                                                                                                                    I mean, aside from basketball
                                                                                                                                                                                    block, and she was prob-
                                                                                                                                                                                    ably pretty drunk, so she
                                                                                                                                                                                    said yes. We weren’t far
                                                                                                                                                                                    before a police car stopped
                                                                                                                                                                                    us and said that the car
                                                                         Wow. Well, bad tran-           book?                                       games and stuff, but that’s     had been reported stolen,
 According to Jim...                                                 sition, but I have a light-
                                                                     hearted question. What’s
                                                                                                             “Letters for Lizzie” is
                                                                                                        the story of the summer be-
                                                                                                                                                    different.                      so we spent a fair amount
                                                                                                                                                                                    of time explaining to him
         By Brett Jenkins                                            one of your funniest mo-           fore we came to Huntington.                     So, have you ever pulled what had happened… it’s
            Staff Reporter         about sixteen million dol-        ments from here at HU?             Lizzie was diagnosed with                   any good pranks here?           all part of my wild and
                                   lars from twenty thousand              Probably being in Davis       terminal cancer. She battled                     I’m not a big prankster, misspent youth, Brett.
     What is there to say          clients.                          Hall Follies. Two years ago I      breast cancer, had a heart                  but I was growing up. When
  about Jim O’Donnell, as-                                           was Jimmy the Rapper. I had        transplant, kidney failure and              I was about 16, a girlfriend of    Oh, I believe it.
  sociate professor of busi-          So what you’re saying          the moves down, and I had a        she’s still alive and blessing              mine (well I thought she was Here’s a question. If you
  ness and executive in resi-      is that you have a lot of         fro. I was ‘da man!                the socks off of many people,               a girlfriend) was babysitting could switch places with
  dence? He has been here          money…can I have some                                                including me.                               at a house, and she wouldn’t anyone from history for
  just twelve years, but has       money?                                Oh, you still are. So, tell                                                let me come in. So I started a day, who would it be
  much to show for it.                 No.                           me about your books.                  That’s to be expected.                   taking the door off the hinges and why?
     Coming from an exten-                                                “Walking with Arthur”            It’s funny you say that,                 and she said “I’m gonna call         Abraham Lincoln. I
  sive background in busi-             Okay. Well, tell me a         is a spiritual memoir about        because I still see Lizzie as               the police!” But I thought she admire his courage and
  ness and experience in the       little about why you left         my coming to faith through         incredibly beautiful and spe-               was kidding until a police car strength in very difficult
  hard-hitting world of high       Fidelity.                         a friend who worked in New         cial, and I wish other men                  showed up and I had to ex- times. It was a difficult
  finance and having written            I left in ‘93, and started   York. Obviously, Arthur. He        would see their wives in that               plain to the cop what I was position he found him-
  and published two books          working here as part-time fac-    was about 20 years older than      light after 30-some years of                doing with a screwdriver in self in, and he grew in it
  (with a third on the way),       ulty. In ’85 I had a “Damas-      I was (I was in my 30s, he         marriage.                                   my hand.                        and showed tremendous
  he has a lot of general sav-     cus Road” type conversion.        was in his 50s) when he be-                                                                                    wisdom.
  vy and know-how to share         At 36 years old, I discovered     friended me. That was a little         I see your Page Six but-                    That’s pretty bad.
  with students. This man          that all the assumptions I had    strange, because I didn’t have     ton hanging there. What                         Well, a worse one is prob-     Okay, last one. If you
  does it all!                     about life and what it owed       many friends. Friends were         did you think of the whole                  ably when I was with two of could say anything and
                                   me…were wrong. So from            dangerous. Friends could           Sanders ordeal?                             my friends and we decided to all faculty, staff and stu-
     What did you do be-           ’85-’93 I wrote and I spoke       hurt you. But he befriended              I think it was a great                crash a party, and we discov- dents would hear it, what
  fore you came to teach at        about my life, about being a      me. I couldn’t figure out his      loss. I thought that then and               ered that the kids were too would it be?
  Huntington?                      business guy who had come         religious angle, though.           I still do now. Huntington is               young. Anyway, there was           Choose well.
      Well, I was an execu-        to faith. I spoke here at Hun-        Arthur had two degrees         an establishment that should                a new Ford Mustang in the
  tive with Fidelity Invest-       tington in ’92 and was asked      from Harvard and I had two         encourage critical habits of                driveway and we asked the          Is that it?
  ments in Boston. I was the       if I’d consider coming here to    from an Ivy League, so I           mind, consistent with scrip-                lady of the house if we could      Yeah. Choose well.
  vice president, in charge of     work. I had been offered oth-     really looked up to Arthur.        ture. John was a scripturally               move the car. She said yes, We’re constantly making
  high-net worth business.         er positions at other Christian   Mostly because of his de-          based Biblical scholar and                  and we moved the car from choices, choosing to be-
  So, rich people. I managed       schools, but I was too much       grees. He was a lawyer, he         asked questions that some                   one part of the driveway to come people. But even if
  money for people with a          of a wimp to take the 80 per-     knew money management,             powerful people thought                     another. Well, my buddy we don’t choose, we still
  quarter of a million dollars     cent pay-cut.                     then, a couple years later he      shouldn’t be asked.                         went back in and asked her become people. So choose
  and up. I think I managed              When Huntington of-         was running a soup kitchen.            I greatly admire the stu-               if we could take it around the well.
                                                                       Opinion
  A Different
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                                                                                                                            From theEditor




                                                                                                   Photo by Trista Watson
     Opinion                                                                                                                                    Sarah Goddard
                                   with Ryan Imel
                                                                                                                                 No room for apathy
                                                                                                                             “
Church—should we sell it?
    What is the purpose of         church be?                                                                                     The opposite of love is not
church, and how important is           On the one hand, there
it to bring people in and keep     is this common mentality—                                                                   hate, it’s indifference. The oppo-
them around?                       whatever it takes. Whatever                                                                 site of art is not ugliness, it’s in-
    Think carefully before         it takes to bring people to
you answer this one, because       Jesus, that’s what we’ll do.                                                                difference. The opposite of faith
I’m not done. How far should       Whatever it takes to entice                                                                 is not heresy, it’s indifference.
a church be willing to go to       people in our doors, that’s      culture has developed, we
bring someone in the door?         what we’ll allow.                should respect the reverence                               And the opposite of life is not
Better yet, how far should             The problem with that is     of liturgy and rely on it alone                            death, it’s indifference.”
a church go to keep them           it quickly becomes a situa-      to speak to visitors.



                                                                                                                                                                  ”
there?                             tion where the end justifies         Or maybe I’m going off                                                — Elie Wiesel                                      terrorists in Beslan, Russia took a school hos-
    Recently at my church,         the means. But is that ideal?    the deep end. Maybe it’s a                                                                                                   tage and killed close to 340 of its occupants.
we’ve thrown around the            What I mean is, even if we       matter of new times and new                                                                                                      Honestly, when I read about this tragedy, I
idea of putting on a fairly        do get them in the door, are     strategies. Maybe it’s a time                              I try to stay informed.                                           was apathetic toward the situation—it was a
large Christmas production         we held responsible for the      when we should, not throw                                  Every day, I log on to MSNBC and read                             just story to me. My life at the time was much
this winter. In the past we’ve     means we use to do it?           out the rule book, but tear out                         the headlines. I get daily news update e-mails                       more microscopic. I was moving into a new
done production-esque things           Maybe      entertainment     a few pages.                                            from CNN. I’ve even started getting into to                          school, with new classes and new friends. The
(think lights, small effects and   doesn’t belong in church.            Honestly, I don’t know                              talk radio—I tune in on my three-hour drives                         sadness that was going on in Eastern Europe
videos) but never anything as      Maybe services shouldn’t         the answer. I don’t know that                           home from school.                                                    was a universe away.
large as what could be in the      be a show. Maybe instead of      there is an answer. What do                                But it’s really hard for me to care.                                  But that morning I got sucked into a story
works this year. For me, this      going for laughs and trying      you think? How much enter-                                 Horrible things happen in this world. A                           about a mother who was forced to leave her
brings up an interesting ques-     to compete with the short        tainment does it take to ruin a                         man walks into an Amish schoolhouse and                              9 year-old daughter in the school, and flee
tion: how entertaining should      attention spans our spoiled      Sunday morning?                                         opens fire on its students. One-hundred and                          the area with her infant. Her eldest daughter
                                                                                                                            five U.S. soldiers fell in Iraq last month. And                      was killed, and CNN captured the mother
                                                                                                                            I do have sympathy for the sorrow in this                            mourning over her grave in Beslan—she wept
                                                                                                                            world. But it’s fleeting.                                            violently.
                                                                                                                               When it doesn’t personally affect me, it’s                            I found myself crying over her loss, alone

  Insights                                                                                                                  hard for me to dwell on it. And I think that
                                                                                                                            the only way to really be affected by some-
                                                                                                                            thing is to dwell. To become emotionally
                                                                                                                                                                                                 in the Hardy third lounge. I was feeling this
                                                                                                                                                                                                 mother’s sorrow. Indifference died in me that
                                                                                                                                                                                                 day.

  & Incites                                                                                                                 immersed—having empathy for those in a
                                                                                                                            world outside,
                                                                                                                               I got there once.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The opposite of indifference is not being
                                                                                                                                                                                                 informed. Neither is it showing empathy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 No, the opposite of indifference is love. That
                      with Alpha Chi                                                                                           One morning during freshman year,                                 morning, I learned to love the crying mother.
                                                                                                                            through mere coincidence, I ended up watch-                              Staying informed means something differ-
                                                                                                                            ing a CNN broadcast. It was just days after                          ent to me now.
Feeding the Smiley By Joel Wentz
   Just the other night my         cause it does a great job of     his company creates as a de-
roommate and I left campus         hiding the staggering amount     fense. What these numbers
at 10 p.m. By simply going         of power that organization       don’t communicate is the
                                                                                                                                                                        Photo by Trista Watson




to one location, I was able to     has.                             quality of the jobs.                                                                                                                to admit this to myself by placing the
buy a new lock for my bike             This power is displayed         It is a simple fact that Wal-                                                                                                    appropriate pronouns in my writing.
(for $9.97!), and he was able      when small towns will actu-      Mart employees receive little
to buy poster board and even       ally pay Wal-Mart to come        to no health benefits. This                                                                                                    2.    Your facial expression is always
purchase groceries for the         set up a store. These pay-       means that these employees                                                                                                          that of a very large animal trapped
week.                              ments are called subsidies,      must pay for the health care                                                                                                        in a small space. You know what I’m
   “This is so convenient!” I      and Wal-Mart receives hun-       out of their pockets, usually                                                                                                       talking about. It’s the look that makes
proudly thought to myself. I       dreds of thousands of dollars    forcing them to turn to gov-                                                                                                        you think of the fish in Super Mario
was able to get what I needed,     in subsidies every year.         ernment funded programs                                                                                                             Brothers. They are going one place,
and I was even being a good            Towns are forced into this   (such as food stamps) to pro-                                                                                                       for one purpose, and that purpose is
steward of my money buy            decision because they don’t      vide for their families.                                                                                                            probably cake.
finding affordable prices.         want a Wal-Mart Super Cen-          Who pays for these types
   If nothing else, I was at       ter looming right outside the    of programs? Taxpayers, or                                                                                                     3.      Things that a normal person
least supporting a store that      city limits, which means they    more simply put: YOU.                                                                                                               could do without drawing attention
                                                                       So maybe that bike lock

                                                                                                                                  Top
came in and created new jobs       would get all the drawbacks                                                                                                                                          to himself, you do with great fervor.
for locals, right?                 with none of the benefits        actually cost me a little more                                                                                                      These people throw away soda cans
   The marketing executives        (such as utility payments).      than $9.97, and maybe this                                                                                                          and then add touchdown dances to
for Wal-Mart chose wisely              What about the jobs?         stewardship thing has just as                                                                                                       the end. These dances come complete
when they decided to use           Lee Scott (current CEO of        much to do with the types of                                                                                                        with pointing at innocent bystanders
a cute little smiley face to       Wal-Mart) constantly throws      companies I support as the                                with Brett Jenkins                                                        and showing too much of the whites
represent their company, be-       around the number of jobs        amount of money I save.                                                                                                             of their eyes so that you momentarily
                                                                                                                              So, you’re socially awkward?                                              have to remember whether or not you
                                                                                                                                                                                                        know the number to 911 in case they
                             • Letter to the Editor •                                                                         Here’s why:                                                               are actually falling into epileptic fits.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   4.      You find the most obscure ways
  Marketing campaign concerns
      Dear Editor,
                                                   seeking to build myself personally, aca-
                                                   demically and spiritually as the “Youni-
                                                   versity” propoganda touts, but when I ar-
                                                                                                                                 T    his might not be fair of me to talk
                                                                                                                                      about, for many reasons, two of which
                                                                                                                              I am prepared to address.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        to butt into other people’s conver-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        sations. They do it often and readily.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        And then they take this newfound op-
      After reading the front page headline,       rived here, I discovered the Christian faith                                  Firstly, some of the qualities that make or                            portunity to only talk about one thing
  “Complaints prompt HU to rethink mar-            requires just the opposite.                                                break your level of social awkwardness are                                the entire time, be it amoebas, “Leg-
  keting campaign” I was elated. At last, I            Thus, I am concerned that this cam-                                    inborn. They are simply instilled in you upon                             ends of the Hidden Temple” or black
  thought, someone was going to address an         paign doesn’t represent who we are as a                                    birth and there’s no amount of praying or                                 holes. Enough is enough. Really.
  issue that had been unsettling to me since       university and I am afraid that it is mis-                                 crying or Wicca that can get rid of them.
  I first saw the new campaign back in July.       leading to prospective students. Further                                      The second reason is this: I don’t claim,                         5.      You insist that you can do things
  Unfortunately, the article didn’t turn out       more, if one of the central tenets of Chris-                               by any means, to own the monopoly on so-                                  that are really hard to do. This guy
  the way I expected it to as it reported about    tianity is that “it’s not all about me,” then                              cial appropriateness. But, well, people like                              says he can lift the entire desk in the
  a feminist group’s outrage over the pro-         the advertisement that “it’s all about me”                                 me. Honest, they do. So I’m not generally                                 computer lounge. He bends over to
  motional materials. Thus, I will express         is a misrepresentation of our values as fol-                               considered to be socially awkward, unless                                 pick it up, but then he struggles with it
  my own concern toward this campaign as           lowers of Christ.                                                          I’m doing it to be funny or to make fun of the                            for 15 seconds and farts instead.
  a follower of Christ and as a student here           Can our advertising slogans authen-                                    general concept, because…come on.
  at the university.                               tically communicate who we are as an                                          There are a lot of people who have never                          6.      You pride yourself on your weird
      In 2004 I transferred to Huntington          institution and still draw in prospective                                  learned to function at a normal level in so-                              collections of things. You can only see
  College and in that year chapels had such        students? Do we have to sacrifice a mes-                                   ciety. You and I know this to be true. And                                so many silver dollars before they start
  keynote speakers as Tony and Bart Cam-           sage of selflessness to cater to the wishes                                if you are one of those people, thank God                                 losing their appeal. And every time you
  polo as well as Craig Gross, the founder         of high school seniors? Can we articulate                                  you’re reading this.                                                      see him around the dorm, he wants to
  of XXXchurch.com. From them I heard              our values without producing a campaign                                                                                                              show you his troupe of My Little Pony
  a great deal about how Christianity was          that consists of 95 percent flashiness and                               1.    You have no apparent concept of prox-                                 dolls or “Lord of the Rings” figurines.
  not about my spirituality as an individual,      five percent substance? I would think so.                                  imity. This is the girl who stands too close                              No, I don’t want to see your Pokemon
  but how I must function in a community           My suggestion is a “COMMUNIversity”                                        to you while you are doing everyday tasks,                                cards, and no, I don’t care that Chariz-
  to better serve those marginalized to the        campaign. That one word accurately re-                                     such as tying your shoes or pretending to eat                             ard is your favorite.
  fringes of society. This was a radical, life     flects the message of Christ as well as the                                kittens, and while you might not say it makes
  changing message for me as I had previ-          true mission statement of this university                                  you want to put a fist in her throat, you really                           I think it’s time we’re brutally hon-
  ously taken Christianity to be a personal        as I’ve experienced it. And I certainly                                    do. You can feel her hot breath on your neck                              est about this social issue so that we
  salvation and personal holiness that had         won’t charge our marketing reps $90,000                                    and for some reason, it smells like radishes. I                           can get rid of the Pat Robertson’s of
  little to do with how I related to others.       to use it.                                                                 say “you” because while we all know I am a                                the world. So… if anyone wants to see
  In essence, I came to a Christian college            Brian Welfle                                                           horrible, horrible person, I am not yet ready                             my robot, I’ll be in my room...
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  PHOTO POLL                                                                 If reincarnation were possible, what faculty member would you come back as?




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo Poll by Matt Romick
    “Dr. Bergler, because he                               “Dr. Fairchild, so I could                                                     “Dr. Lance Clark, be-                                “Mary Ruthi, so I could
    is working in his dream                                       wrestle my                                                            cause he is so gosh-darn                              do this...” (See picture)
              job.”                                         students...and win!”                                                            good-looking.”                                               Taryn Greeson — Senior
            Becky Slagle — Freshman                             Andy “Sideburns” Miller — Junior                                            Dan “Mascot” Fleming — Sophmore




                                                                                                                             Eureka! OVERHEARD                                     Professors
                                                                                                            Photo by Megan L. House


                                                                                                                                      Things you didn’t
                                                                                                                                      know about HU
                                                                                                                                               By Brett Jenkins
                                                                                                                                                  Staff Reporter
                                                                                                                                                                             ,,                         On Campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ‘‘
                                                                                                                                                                           ‘‘
                                                                                                                                            —There is a coffee
                                                                                                                                         pot in the basement of                         Jesus used colorful
                                                                                                                                         the library, ready for the
                                                                                                                                         consumption of tasty
                                                                                                                                         caffeinated beverages.

                                                                                                                                                                             ,,         language.                                ‘‘
                                                                                                                                                                              — Dr. Paul Fetters, describing how Jesus used literary devices




                                                                                                                                                                           ‘‘
                                                                                                                                                                              such as hyperboles, puns and proverbs to get people’s attention.
                                                                                                                                            —If you stand on
                                                                                                                                         the school seal outside                        The trouble with this
                                                                                                                                         Becker Hall facing the                         kind of carpet is you
                                                                                                                                         Science Building and
                                                                                                                                         clap, you might look
                                                                                                                                                                                        can’t find the carcass!                  ‘‘
                                                                                                                                                                              — Dr. Francis Jones, as he was looking for a spider he killed on
                                                                                                                                         like a moron, but you’ll
                                                                                                                                         also hear a squeak-
                                                                                                                                                                             ,,
                                                                                                                                                                              the floor of his Calculus 3 classroom.




                                                                                                                                                                           ‘‘
                                                                                                                                         ing noise. Science! It’s
                                                                                                                                         worth a try.                                  They’ve got stars already
                                                                                                                                            —The HU student
                                                                                                                                                                                       in the grade book.
                                                                                                                                         directory under “My-                 — Dr. Karen Jones, praising students who were working ahead
                                                                                                                                         Info” works again!                   on a project.
                                                                                                                                         Huzzah!                                         Overhear your professor? E-mail us at:
  Freshman Lauren Funicelli with her supply of make-up she brought to college.                                                                                                             huntingtonian@huntington.edu




Feeling pretty
                                                                                                                                      makeup for similar and basic they need to deal with it be-                to think of ourselves and our
                                                                                                                                      reasons.                         cause it’s a cover-up.”                  bodies as God’s good cre-
                                                                                                                                          “It makes me feel nice,”         Abe Janson, a freshmen               ation,” Felker Jones said.
                                                                                                                                      Cherry said.                     recreational       management                She thinks things like
                                                                                                                                          Funicelli agreed. “I think major, said he thinks makeup               makeup could go along with
                                                                                                                                      girls do it because it gives makes women look good, but                   that.
Why the freshman dorms are home to every                                 the huge amount of money
                                                                                                                                      them a sense of beauty.”         it doesn’t alter his impression              “Part of enjoying looking
                                                                         spent yearly on makeup.
hue of the color wheel—in eye shadow.                                       According to the Do-                                          But not all women at HU of them.                                      good is part of God’s creation
                                                                         mestic Cosmetics Program,                                    wear makeup. Candace Du-             “I’m under the opinion               and enjoying our physical life
                            By Megan L. House                            consumer expenditures for                                    vall, a freshman missions that less is more,” he said.                    as a creature,” she said.
                                                                         cosmetics exceed $35 billion                                 major, said she doesn’t wear “Makeup is attractive, but in                    She also said it could go



   L                                                                                                                                                     “
                               Staff Reporter
                                                                         annually, and HU girls cer-                                  makeup very often.               small quantities.”                       the other way—it could be a
           auren Funicelli, a          “I remember in the mornings       tainly contribute to that total.                                 “I don’t                                           Kaitlyn            way to hide in the sense that
           freshmen broad-             I used to watch my mom get           “I’d have to say I spend                                  feel       like                                    Breininger,            one is not good enough the
           casting      major,         ready when I was a little kid.    $100 on makeup yearly,”                                      taking the            I spend $100 on              a freshman             way she was created.
brought a lot of makeup with           Since mom wore makeup, I          said Funicelli.                                              time,” Du-                                         nursing ma-                  “When I lived in the
her to college.                        wanted to.”                          Cherry said she spends                                    vall      said,       make-up yearly.              jor     from           south,” Felker Jones said,
    “I brought a cosmetic size
bag,” Funicelli said, “so it’s a
                                           When she was in seventh
                                       grade, the in thing was white
                                                                         more than she wants to—
                                                                         around $150.
                                                                                                                                      “and I don’t
                                                                                                                                      think it’s re-
                                                                                                                                                             —Lauren Funicelli    “      Huntington,
                                                                                                                                                                                         said      she
                                                                                                                                                                                                                “you never saw a woman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                without a full face on. It’s
huge supply.”                          eyeliner. She used to wear            But there is more than just                              ally a neces-                                      didn’t bring           nice in Indiana to see people
    Freshman Sarah Cherry              white eyeliner all the time.      money involved in this trend.                                sary thing.”                                       very much              out in a more natural look.”
brought foundation, chap-                  “It looked like whiteout!”    Cultural stigmas also play a                                     She wears a little makeup makeup with her to college.                     Although not all college
stick, lip-gloss, lipstick,            she said.                         part in why young women                                      when she gets dressed up She agreed that most girls                       women wear makeup, some
concealer, about 15 different              She would wear the white      wear makeup.                                                 or does something special. wear makeup because it                         do—and they came loaded.
colors of eye shadow, two              eyeliner with blue eye shad-         “It’s a cultural thing,” said                             But just because she doesn’t makes them feel secure and                          “I brought cover-up,
different kinds of mascara,            ow. It didn’t matter what the     Dr. Mary Ruthi, professor of                                 wear makeup doesn’t mean pretty.                                          foundation, eyeliner, three
eyeliner and blush.                    white eyeliner looked like        sociology, who wears a basic                                 she looks down on those who          Dr. Beth Felker Jones, as-           different kinds of mascara,
    Funicelli said she started         because it was what every-        amount of makeup. “People                                    do.                              sistant professor of Bible and           about 50 different colors of
wearing makeup when she                one was wearing.                  in our society wear make-                                        “I think if they’re doing it Religion, said she doesn’t re-           eye shadow, bronzer, blush,
was around 12 years old be-                Funicelli and Cherry are      up. It’s even a part of what                                 for themselves,” Duvall said. ally think differently about                lipstick and lip gloss,” Funi-
cause she wanted to be like            examples of young women           makes you feel like a girl or                                “it’s fine. But if they’re do- young women who wear                       celli said. “If I had to choose
her mom and all her friends.           on campus who came loaded         a woman.”                                                    ing it because they want to makeup compared to those                      between my hair and make-
    “All kids want to be like          with an enormous amount of           Cultural or not, women                                    impress someone, or they’re who don’t.                                    up, I’d do my makeup.”
their parents,” Funicelli said.        makeup. They also represent       on college campuses wear                                     not happy with themselves,           “The Bible encourages us



Political pantomime — making fun of ‘the man’                                                                                                                             said freshman Katie Aesh-
                                                                                                                                                                          leman. “I don’t think I’d
                                                                                                                                                                          have that perception without
                                                                                                                                                                                                                son would know it is merely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                comedy, would take it as it is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and not what it is about.”
Popular comedy sketches raise a generation of skeptics and cynicisms                                                                      “If anything is making
                                                                                                                                      American youth cynical              “SNL.”                                    With the Internet genera-
                                       respects. For one thing, we                                                                    about politics, it is the politi-       In a convenient survey of         tion now becoming of voting
         By Tabitha Truax                                                tirical journalism on younger
                                       are fake. They are not. So in                                                                  cians trying to seduce pages,”      60 communication students             age, the new sources for poli-
           Staff Reporter                                                generations. The shows of-
                                       terms of credibility we are,                                                                                                       at Huntington University, 25          tics will be more widely used

   J
                                                                         ten slant political news and                                 said Dr. Dwight Brautigam,
       on Stewart of “The              well, oddly enough, actually                                                                   professor of history.               percent used these shows to           as a platform for politics.
                                                                         events in a cynical or biased
       Daily Show” says that           about even.”                                                                                       If political satires are        learn about politics. But only        Voters will have mass infor-
                                                                         manner. But others blame
he is not a journalist. But that           How far should you trust                                                                   making slants, they are mak-        43 percent felt that these co-        mation that will need to be
                                                                         politics for this slant in the
doesn’t mean that he does              a comic? With the recent rise                                                                  ing impressions. The infa-          medians had any responsi-             sorted. Everyone has equal
                                                                         first place.
not tell facts.                        in popularity of fake news                                                                     mous Bush vs. Gore sketches         billity in reporting the truth.       access to the Internet, which
    “We here at ‘The Daily             shows such as “The Daily                                                                       of “Saturday Night Live” are        But are these comedic rou-            is its strength, and its weak-
Show’ will do our best to              Show,” its counterpart “The                                                                    often referenced in shaping         tines taking precedence over          ness. Television is falling
keep you informed of any               Colbert Report” and po-                                                                        perceptions of the presiden-        more credible sources?                into the same situation, with
late-breaking ... humor we             litical comedy sketches on                                                                     tial candidates. And these              “These shows are on               every type of person getting
can find,” said Stewart. “Of           shows like “Saturday Night                                                                     sketches resounded with             Comedy Central, and when              airtime.
course, our show is obviously          Live” and “MadTv,” come-                                                                       youth.                              comedy is in the title, then              “Their strength is to fol-
at a disadvantage compared             dians are blurring the lines of                                                                    “They portray George W.         you are probably not going            low particular stories in ways
to the many news sources               journalism.                                                                                    as a clueless cute grandpa          to get very factual informa-          that are more open to the gen-
that we’re competing with …                People are being to worry                                                                  with good intentions, and           tion,” said freshman Nathan
at a disadvantage in several           about the effect of this sa-                                                                   that’s how I think of him,”         Hartman. “A responsible per-                         see THE MAN, page 3

				
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