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By KEEGAN KYLE
Racquet News Editor
to IT," said Tillman. "We'd like to
get to the point where landlines
be paid for through technology
infrastructure funds and student
with them," stated Tillman.
However, he explained that
are right now - almost always technology fees, should it be the most critical upgrade would By FRAN KRUSE
Strolling the chilly 50 meters, there's a dial tone." passed. be the new SAN, which would UW-La Crosse Student
Dr. John Tillman, Assis. Vice Convinced by what Tillman "We had a great relationship revolutionize the speed of,
Chancellor of Information Tech. calls the "worst [system] outage with Compaq. When HP and accessibility to and response time
Services, carries a request for over we've ever had" and poor service Compaq merged that all fell to repair the system. Universities across Wisconsin
$300,(XX) in technology funds to during those consecutive failures, flat. We now get lousy service; have a head start on the wave of
Graff Main Hall. The document ITS has proposed $300,000 it's hard to get a hold of people. Continued on Page 4 Fair Trade coffee being offered
contains proposals for a new worth of improvements that will Things have gotten a lot rougher on campuses, and La Crosse has
four plus terabyte Storage Area joined the ranks. The coffee can
Network (SAN), an updated web now be found at the Cyber Cafe.,
server, a five-day "knowledge located in the Cartwright Center,
transfer" and a new 4.8 backup in response to the growing
and restoration system. number of student requests. But
"We'd like to see things run if students want it, they have to
smoothly all the time and people ask for it.
don't really notice or pay attention Fair Trade is a growing
international movement based
on equalizing international trade
through dialogue and respect.
This Apple is There are many Fair Trade
products, but coffee has become a
'hear' to stay central part of Fair Trade because
of its large global market and
the extent of damage done to the
By DANIEL FISCHER farmers through trade agreements,
Racquet Staff like the Northern American Free
Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Coffee is the second largest
It seems that everywhere you import in the US, with the first
turn you see someone with their being oil. Americans consume the
iPod. Whether working out, largest amount of coffee in the
studying at a local coffee shop world, which means they also have
or walking around campus, this Photo submitted by David Dettmann enormous impact on the coffee
MP3 player's signature white SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAMS PLACE FIRST AND SECOND IN WIAC CHAMPIONSHIPS market. However, this impact is
headphones are seen dangling
For the fourth straight year, the women's swimming and diving team claimed the title with 1,297.50 points
from people's ears, Has this MP3 Continuedon Page 2
player replaced the dog as man's and for the fifth straight year, the men finished second, this time with 1,013.00 points.
If you find yourself wondering games and more. Files from are made especially for use when
exactly what an iPod is, don't programs such as Word and working. At home you can buy a IN THIS EDITION
worry because it is a fairly new PowerPoint can be transferred SoundDock to attach your iPod to WOMEN IN SPORTS
product. The iPod was released from computer-to-computer with Bose speakers. Who says women can't compete? For quite an extensive time, women
in November 2001 as Apple's the machine. Specialized models There are a variety of units have sported their stuff at UW-La Crosse and this week, The Racquet
revolutionary answer to the MP3 such as iPod photo allow users designed for every type of has given tribute to these tremendous athletes. See page 5 for details.
player. Its ability to hold huge to carry pictures wherever they person. There is the iPod photo,
amounts of files, work on either a go and display them on various special edition, mini, the new
MAC or PC and look pretty trendy mediums. shuffle or the traditional model to
has helped this machine become If that's not enough, there's a choose from. Ranging from 512
the phenomenon it is today. long list of accessories available. MB (about 240 songs) to 60 GB
Since its debut, iPods have On the road, there are devices that
evolved into more than MP3 allow files to be played in your
players. Most models include car. For users on the go, Apple Continued on Page 15
a clock, calendar, phone book, offers various carrying cases that
Doyle proposes UW-System budget
By MIKE AUGUSTYN with the University to add 300 financial aid will increase at an
Racquet Copy Editor instructional staff to meet the even faster rate - a 34 percent
demands of a growing enrollment increase."
The UW-System will be and increase the number of To become an accepted Photo by Justin Kemp, Racquet Photography Editor
receiving more financing. college degrees," Doyle said. budget, the proposal must appear N EW S................................................... P. 2
according to Governor Jim "Now, we'll reduce the number in the state assembly and senate
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Doyle's budget proposal. At this of administrators by 200 and first - and that may take until late
time, however, the budget's affect increase faculty by another 125." summer or early fall. S PORTS ................................................. P. 5
on UW-L remains uncertain. With state funding towards the "The important thing to look c Women's Basketball
"For the first time in more UW-System decreasing over the at is where the money is going
than ten years," Governor Doyle last ten years, the state allowed to go." said UW-L Assistant Vice
said, "my budget will add more universities to increase tuition Chancellor Ron Lostetter. "Most FEATURES .............................. P. 7
state money to the University in order to make up for the lack of the new money ... will go ' Fast Wok
of Wisconsin and financial aid of state support. According to towards the campus utility bill,
X Mr. Right and Little Miss
than it will to the Department of the governor's budget. tuition which is substantial. Much of
Corrections." increases will now be limited. campus funding will still have to ENTERTAINMENT . ....................... P. 9
The governor also proposed "This budget will hold tuition rely on tuition." Prop master for 'Crimes of Heart'
adding faculty while reducing the increases between five and seven
OPINIONS .............................. 1
number of administrative position percent." Doyle said, "and to
on campuses across the state. "In protect students whose talent Continued on Page 4 X Comics: "The UW-L Sleep Lab"
the past two years, we've worked exceeds their ability to pay,
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Tsunami Relief A few of
Cookie Sales UW-L's
By KATY WITMER with tsunami relief. Cookie sales
seemed like a good idea and
Chartwells was more than willing By JENNY SPONHOLTZ
to help. Racquet Staff
UW-La Crosse students could Student organizations were
raise about $4,500 for the tsunami contacted to see if they would be Recently. 20 UW-La Crosse
relief if every person purchased a willing to sell the cookies. Sociol- students were named to Who's
$1 Chartwell's cookie for which ogy Club, Gamma Sigma Sigma, Who Among Universities and
half the proceeds will be Golden Key, Volunteering Colleges.
Within and Habitat "1 was probably chosen
The cookies will / ^ k.. for Humanity have because of all the leadership
be sold Monday all volunteered things I had done," says Lucas
through Thursday \ their time. The Danielski, who graduated from
from O10(X) a.m. OC
quick response and UW-L in December. Danielski
to 4:(00) p.m. in both willingness to help of was the president of RHAC for
Wimberly and Cowley individuals on campus one year and served as senator
Hall. has been astounding. High school student spend a weekend with college stu- another year. He was also the
The Involvement Center Staff For more information please dents to see what college is like. senator of the College of Science
and Larry Ringgenberg. Direc- contact the Involvement Center and Allied Health and served as
tor of Student Activities, brain- at (608) 785-6600) or at involve-
stormed ideas for how the UW-L ment_centertqvuwlax.edu.
UW-L hosts prospective Student Services Chair.
Mai-Nhia Vue, a senior at
community could get involved
minority students UW-L majoring in sociology, also
received the honor. Vue is also
very active on campus. She was
I By KATY WITMER
Racquet Staff and then went back to her room
to watch a movie and draw henna
involved in Greek Life, NRHH
and was a RA in Sanford last
"It was a good experience tattoos. year.
for both her and I," commented Various activities were Senior Scott Kuzma thinks
Molly Sjoquist, a UW-La planned throughout the weekend he was named to Who's Who
Crosse Vanguard who hosted a to keep the students occupied. because he is president of the UW-
MEAGAN KEMPEN ERICA NEDLAND multicultural high school student The guests attended a campus L Athletic Trainers Organization
EDITORS IN CHIEF
for an overnight visit on Feb. 4. tour, academic sessions with and because he worked at the
KEEGAN KYLE Seniors from the Milwaukee, both faculty and students, dinner Kansas City Chiefs training camp
NEWS EDITOR Madison and the La Crosse areas at the Whitney center, a gospel for the past two summers through
visited campus to discover what concert and lectures. In addition, an internship program. Kuzma
KYLE McGILLIGAN-BENTIN UW-L has to offer. a UW-L student panel gave high attributes his 3.75 GPA to being
The event wouldn't have been school students a chance to ask "good at picking things up and
JlJLIE CUBBAGE possible without the help and questions. retaining things well. I'm a big
ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR enthusiasm of UW-L students, This was the first year that procrastinator, because I feel I
commented Justin Davis, UW- UW-L has hosted an event aimed study better under pressure," says
JONATHAN OTTO L Admissions Counselor, the at prospective multicultural Kuzma.
contact for student one-night students. Motivated by the A campus selection committee
JUSTIN KEMP visitors. "Student help was strong success of the inaugural event, nominates students each fall. The
PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR and supportive." organizers are already planning selection process is based on the
The students stayed with hosts for 2008. The university's mission student's academic achievement,
MIKE AUGUSTYN in the residence halls on a Friday is to "Increase the number of high involvement in campus activities,
night to get a true taste of college school graduates of color who community service, work
COPY EDITORS life. Sjoquist went to the REC with apply, are accepted and who enroll experience and potential for
her visitor to go rock climbing at UW- La Crosse." continued success. Most of the
SCOTT BERGNER students selected for the honor
ADVERTISING DIRECTOR have one thing in common: they
PATRICK OVER Suppliers of Fair Trade products set high goals for themselves.
BUSINESS MANAGER "I want to go to grad school to
Continuedfrom Page I needs. Fair Trade also focuses work at the admission's office or
Steve Altstadt ® Abby Berg ® Bryan Fahey on environmental sustainability, with student affairs," says Vue.
® Dan Fischer ® Aaron Golec ® Adam Gru- working with producers to use "I want to become a financial
enewald ® Amy Hufford ® Jennifer Jackl ® damaging through Capital Free there resources in ways that will analyst, a CFO or the head of
Chris Kitzmann ® Lisa Le Beau ® Jay Mat-
thes ® Sarah Mans ® Andy Monfre (®Anton practices. Some coffee farmers preserve their land for future a mutual fund company," says
Sella ® Jenny Sponholtz ® Andrea Wagner ® cannot even cover the costs of generations. Danielski.
Andy-Westphal ® Katy Witmer production with the price they Although usually costing an Kuzma wants to be a Sports
STAFF WRITERS/COLUMNISTS are paid, leading them into extra penny a few local stores Medicine Doctor and have his
ongoing further poverty. Fair also support Fair Trade products. own practice.
The Racquet is a student-produced weekly newspaper distrib-
1 for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The editorial
uted Trade provides fair wages for The People Food Coop, Quillins,
staff assumes full responsibility for content and policies. The the work that is done. This often Woodmans and Jules are some
Racquet values accuracy and will publish corrections if neces- means paying workers at least the examples.
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for article and photography submissions is Monday at Noon.
To advertise with The Racquet. please contact our Advertising
a living wvage if the minimum
wage is not enough to cover basic
Fair Trade, visit their Web site at
Director or visit our Web site.
How TO REACH UTS: Corrections: for the record
BY FOOT: 231 & 232 Cartwvright Center
1725 State Street
A news article on Feb. 17 re- can American students attending feel completely opposite.
La Crosse. WI 54601
By PHONF:: Editorial/Business: (608) 785-8378
garding the death of"Christa Mat- UW-La Crosse. This is actually
Advertising: (608) 785-8381 ters" should have been "Christa the approximate number of total The Racquet iwelcomes com-
BY FA\x: (608) 785-6575
I Matter." The Racquet would also minority students. ments as w*ell as information
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I like to retract referring to "Mrs. Also. it stated that the panel about errors that call for correc-
Advertising/Business: firstname.lastname@example.org Matters" which would have been consisted of mostly Black students tion. Messages may be e-mailed
News: racquetnews @uw lax.edu more appropiately stated "Ms. who have attended dominantly to email@example.com or
Sports: racquetsports@ uwlax.edu Matter." Caucasain high schools. The ex- left at (608) 785-8378.
Entertainment: racquetenter(@uw lax.edu act ratio was actually 50/50. For comments on an edito-
Opinion: racquetopinio@ uwlax.edu A news article appearing in the The article's tone gave the rial or any other questions about
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PT Club offers relaxation through Massage Days Birthright offers
Students, faculty and muscles and joints. Members have
community members can relieve received training from physical
and graduate school requirements
and participate in volunteer and
stress and sore muscles while therapy graduate students who social activities.
supporting the American Cancer have been professionally trained. Massage Days will be held in
By SARAH BOLIN
Society Relay for Life and the "We see this as a way room 3010 of the Health Science the La Crosse chapter expressed,
Physical Therapy club . The r,,)? to give to the campus Center. The cost of a massage is "The La Crosse community has
UW-La Crosse Phys imunity, as well $6 for 15 minutes or $11 for 30 been extremely supportive of
Therapy Club is as practice skills minutes. There is no need to make Pregnancy can be unexpected this mission. I think there are so
having its semi- relevant to our an appointment. Massage Days and when there seems to be no many people that want to help
annual Massage future careers," will run from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 other guidance available, Birth- in a tangible way, and they real-
Days on March 4 and said Therese p.m. on March 4 and from 11:00 right may offer an environment ize Birthright is a positive avenue
5. Clark, Physical a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on March 5. worth pursuing. that reaches out to the distressed
Members of the Therapy Club For additional information, Birthright has been helping woman, both with emotional
Physical Therapy Club will give President. The club is contact Therese Clark at clark. girls and women since the late and physical needs," Dietz said.
deep tissue massages to induce for pre-physical therapy students ther(@students.uwlax.edu. 60s. Louise Summerhill, the Without the donations, Birthright
relaxation and relieve tense who wish to learn about the field founder of the organization, had a wouldn't be able to exist.
vision of creating an environment One thankful client of La
where troubled girls and women Crosse Birthright commented,
Counseling and Testing offers free help could share their emotions with-
out being judged.
"Birthright is a non-profit orga-
nization that is more than helpful.
She believed strongly in the I've been working with them for
and career testing. study skill Survey, a two-dimensional notion that "it is the right of ev- years and they've been there for
By AMY HUFFORD
assistance and more. screening test targets a student's ery pregnant woman to give birth me and my children in all sorts
Jon Hageseth, director of interests and perceived skills to and the right of every child to be of situations, as far as providing
the center, estimates that about help guide him or her choose an born," now Birthright's motto. us with needs which are not usu-
Feeling depressed? Having 800 students use the services appropriate area of study. Since Summerhill founded ally available in a community.
relationship problems? offered at the center. One-on-one To learn more about the the first chapter, 500+ have been They are very supportive in crisis
Experiencing family tension? counseling is a major focus of the services offered at the Counseling formed all over the world. The situations. They've always been
Don't know what to do with staff. "At least half of the week is and Testing Center, check out volunteers at Birthright are often there to provide resources and are
your academic career? If you can dedicated just to seeing students," their Web site at uwlax.edu/ the first people the woman shares always willing to lend a helping
answer "yes" to any one of these says Hageseth. Counseling. her pregnancy with. hand."
questions, there is help at the The newest addition to the They offer free pregnancy The La Crosse chapter of
Counseling and Testing Center. Counseling and Testing Center tests, referrals for ultra sounds Birthright can be found at 1707
Located in 112 Wilder, the is the Academic Advising Center. and contacts for diapers and other Main St. Suite 106. The phone
Counseling and Testing Center is Previously called the Academic baby items. Most importantly, the number at that location is (608)
available to all currently enrolled Discovery Lab, the new center is Birthright volunteer is there to be 782-0383. There is also an 800
students, free of charge. Services geared toward helping undeclared a listener, to be a friend and to number for emergency situations,
include individual and group students choose general education give emotional support to each which is (800) 550-4900().
counseling for issues like grief, classes. girl or woman in her own indi-
depression, relationships and Counseling and Testing also vidual way.
academic or career uncertainty. offer career-based testing. The Julie Dietz, the director of
They also offer psychological Campbell Interest and Skill
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A bigger, better SAN for everyone
chance of system failure. The
Continuedfrom Page 1 existing SAN is a 1.8 terabyte
first generation program and
"they're quickly going to be out
Basically, with a duel restore of date," Tillman continues. "First
buffer, repairs could be split into generations usually have some
individual parts rather than taking problems." The newest edition
down the entire system. Working would be a ninth generation. UW-
in conjunction with the SAN L's current SAN is a 1.3 terabyte
would be virtual servers, "kind storage system, a building block
of like a bigger server that can be that takes days to fix compared to
carved up into smaller servers," hours for the new one.
explains Tillman. "It's really improving the
Currently, the UW-La Crosse quality of that system. It may be
home Web page isn't running on faster . .. [but] it's going to look
"the most robust hardware," notes and feel very much the same,"
Tillman. The new technology explains Tillman. "I guess the real
would make locating records value is that you're improving the
easier and would reduce the core of the infrastructure."
Graphic design contest
The Office of International Ed- Hut "My favorite pizza" savings
ucation is creating a new look and card.
would like your help. It is hold- Submissions may be made to Photo by Justin Kemp, Racquet Photography Editor
ing a contest in hopes of finding the Office of International Educa-
a new graphic image for publica- tion, 116 Graff
tions like brochures, posters, etc
to represent study abroad and in-
Main Hall, in any media but
should be translatable to a digital Dino-mite Leadership Conference, Feb. 26
ternational education. The theme format. The deadline for submis-
is "Making a World of Difference sion is March 11.
By ERIN VOLLMER
in Your Education." Please refer questions to Lisa adopted an "attitude of gratitude" she said.
UW-La Crosse Student
Prizes include an International Swayhoover or Shannon Robin- and passes this outlook onto all of The conference is scheduled to
Education hooded sweatshirt, a son in the Office of International his listeners. last from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
L.I.F.E. T-shirt and a $10 Pizza Education, 785-8918. Students looking for quality Wentz Hall Director Pam Registration can be fulfilled in any
leadership experience or a chance Meinholz has big hopes for this residence hall, 213 Wilder Hall
State budget proposal to boost their resumes might
want to attend the Dino-Mite
Leadership Conference on Feb.
year's conference. "We want to
provide an experience that anyone
feels comfortable attending,
or the main auditorium in Graff
Main Hall at 10:00 a.m. the day
of the conference. The conference
from the UW-System," Lostetter 26. whether or not they've been to is free and lunch is provided.
Continuedfrom Page 1 said. "Since not all administrators Guest speaker Peter Brooks, a leadership conference before,"
make $100,000 or more a year, a Hall Director at the UW-
The most noticeable change more than 200 positions are likely Oshkosh, will kick off the event
on campus as a result of the to be cut, about 5 percent of which with his tickled sense of humor.
governor's budget will be seen will be from UW-L." Participants will attend several
in faculty and administration Doyle's 2005-2007 budget breakout sessions and roundtable
positions. Lostetter said that proposal is available at the discussions covering a wide
UW-L will receive about six new governor's Web site, www. variety of topics.
faculty positions of the 125 added wisgov.state.wi.us. Finally, Bob Bardwell will
to UW System campuses. present a motivational speech to
"According to the governor's end the day. Bardwell was in a
plan, 200 administration construction accident that left him
positions or at least $20 million in paralyzed from the waist down.
administrator salaries must be cut Despite his disability, he has 1
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Eagles gain playoff seed, fall short to Stout Wrestling team wins
By KEEGAN KYLE WIAC Championship
Racquet News Editor
By STEVE ALTSTADT to Joel Burdick of Stevens Point.
Racquet Staff Josh Zabel took fourth in the 174
Junior Shawna Koss' three- pound division.
pointer late in the second half On Sunday, Feb. 20, the UW- All seven of UW-L's champi-
helped the Eagles overcome a 18 L wrestling team won the WIAC ons qualified for the NCAA Di-
point deficit and clinch the 8th conference championship at Law- vision 111 Championships. Josh
seed for the WIAC playoffs. The rence University. The champi- Chelf received an at-large bid to
Eagles stormed back to beat UW- onship was a conference record nationals as well.
Superior 69-55, in a conference eighth straight for the Eagles. Coach Nate Skaar, who was
game Saturday at Mitchell hall. The team scored 142.5 points, named Conference Coach of the
"Everyone starts out at zero," well ahead of second place UW- Year, was pleased with the team's
says Eagles Head Coach Lois Stevens Point who had 100.5. performance. "We had a good
Heeren, who, like her team, re- The team recorded seven individ- tournament," said the first-year
mains confident in their upcom- ual championships as well. coach. "We lost only five matches
ing performance. Jordan Kolinski defeated the whole tournament. We didn't
"We've played all the teams Whitewater's John Rombca 12-6 want to lose any, but five is not
and we can force an upset," stated in the 125 pound division. Ross a lot for this tournament. We got
Koss, who scored a career high Needham defeated Justin Lan- eight wrestlers to the national fi-
25 points in the Eagles' match caster of Oshkosh 2-0 in the 157 nals, which is a record. Our goal
against the Yellow Jackets. pound division. was to get ten, but eight obviously
"Shawna came to play," stated Jake Larson won the 149 was very good. Everyone's com-
Heeren. "It's no surprise. That's pound division by winning 3-2 ing back next year also."
what we expect of her." Koss also over Ross Babcock of Whitewa- The Eagles now set their focus
led major moral victories with a ter. Nick Ammerman defeated to the NCAA Division III Cham-
steal and breakaway lay-up in Derek Sikora of Eau Claire 5-4 in pionships on March 4-5 in North-
the 14th minute to halt a 16-point the 165 pound class. Josh Chelf field, Minn. "Our focus the entire
streak primarily formed by UW-S also placed second in the 174 season has been on the national
Junior Molly Ray. Her deep threat pound division, losing to Point's tournament," Skaar said.
put the Yellow Jackets ahead at Photo by Justin Kemp, Racquet Photography Editor Cody Koenig 4-3. The team is currently ranked
the half 34-25. Jana Merchlewitz powers past a Yellowjacket defender in Jim Swanson won 8-7 over third in the country. Individu-
"We weren't playing pressure the Feb. 19 WIAC matchup. The Eagles won, 69-55. Eau Claire's Josh Holforty in the ally, the Eagles have six wrestlers
defense," states Heeren, who ex- 197 pound class, and Ryan Allen ranked in the top eight of their
plained that they were giving the Other top scorers for UW-L dence into #1 seed UW-Stout but defeated Mike Hayes of Stevens weight class. Ryan Allen is num-
Yellow Jackets too much room included Freshman Katie Ryan (8 fell just short. They lost 73-66 in Point 8-3 in the 285 pound class. ber one in the 285 pound class.
and space to move within. She pts), Sophomore Katy Searing (9 a hard fought game. UW-L was Mike Rohowetz beat Jack Cal- "As a team, we're in good
said her players were also playing pts) and Freshman Lindsey Wahl led by another outstanding perfor- houn of Stevens Point 4-2 to win shape," Skaar said. "Hopefully
"tight," meaning they were pay- (11 pts). Ray was the top-scorer mance from Shawna Koss, who the 133 pound division. we can take first at nationals."
ing attention to detail instead of for UW-S with 20 points. Adam Kuchnia placed third in
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nique Wilkens jersey that put the
crowd in an uproar. However,
the highlight of the contest was
ers were cut, including Drew
Bledsoe and Jeff Garcia. I hap-
pen to think that Drew Bledsoe is
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Sports Editor when Stoudamire threw one off
the backboard and Steve Nash
proceeded to head the ball back
the most inconsistent quarterback
in the NFL. One week he throws
for four touchdowns, while the
As I was watching the skill to Amare before he slammed it next he throws for two picks and
competitions of the NBA All- down. Nash should have won 80 yards. The only reason he had N,
Star weekend I realized that, in some kind of award for that. a decent year was because Willis
the past ten years, the three point The three point contest got off McGahee had a great year. And Year ischol^Sophomore;
competition and the dunk contest to a slow start but finished nicely the Buffalo organization knows
have completely gone downhill. with Q-Rich making his last nine that McGahee will be the focus Hometow: ywa rd, Wisc
I remember when these two to edge out the Sixers' Kyle Kor- of their offense from now on, so
competitions were a huge deal ver. Korver has been tearing it up they don't need an old, washed up
and we had the best All-stars in lately from behind the arch, and I quarterback.
the business vying for the title. felt like it was his competition to Bledsoe and Garcia may not Jodb in word:
Animated, vibrant, passionate
This year featured Josh Smith, lose. Radmonovich and Johnson be the only players cut this offsea-
Chris Anderson, J.R. Smith and were just terrible and seeing Ray son. Rumors are swirling around Rolemoels:
Amare Stoudamire. Allen out there makes me wonder Randy Moss and whether or not My mother, who has always been theme for
Stoudamire was really the how that whole Allen-for-Payton he will be traded. Personally, I meand showed me
how to be strong.
only true superstar of the group. deal turned out. think Minnesota should get rid of
Where are the Lebrons, Vince Even though Lebron James him. With the emergence of Nate Prouest: moment in sports Is:
Carter's or even Carmelo's'? In- disappointed many by not partici- Burleson and the antics that come The very first timne I was in the lineup on
stead, we have Chris Anderson. I pating in the dunk contest, he has with Moss I don't think Minne- fbe beam and I stuck my routine.
am sure Anderson was one of the had a sensational first-half of the sota even needs him. If they went
best players available, but for cry- season. Lebron is younger than I 8-8 with him, how bad can it be How'dcou get started in sports?
ing out loud! I have never seen am, and he is dropping 25 a game without him? I got Started by flhppig around my living
anyone toss the ball up so many on the league's best. Not only can The death of hockey in North room until my parents decided to sign me
times in the air and miss every he score, but he can see the court America has come and no one up for agymnastics class. I have never
time. It was absolutely pathetic. better than anyone, except maybe cares. The NHIL cancelled the rest looked back since.
I am not saying that I would have Magic Johnson. He is better than of the season last week and ex-
done any better, but this kid is in Kobe, better than McGrady, bet- perts are skeptical as to whether al's favorites:
the NBA; after his eighth missed ter than Iverson, for the single or not the league will be able to Movies: Tombstone
shot, I just wanted him to lay one fact that when he is on the court dig itself out of this one. Athlete: Dallas Friday
in so he would get off the court. he makes other people around him In my opinion, we have to Radio Preset: 100.1
The eventual winner, rookie better. He understands the team bring back the old traditions of Quote:
Josh Smith, dazzled the crowd aspect of the game and that is rare the game if we want another sea- "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes
with high-flying tomahawk to find in an NBA superstar. son. I would like to see the origi , _courage is the qiet voice at the end of the
dunks and, at one point, dunked A lot of news was made last v.f day saying, 'Iwill try again tommorow.'
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Photo by Josh Franke, Racquet Staff
The UW-L gymnastics team recorded a dual victory over
UW-Stout in Mitchell Hall Friday night. Kasey Clausen
won the all-around with a score of 37.825. Katie Krenz
Photo by Justin Kemp, Photography Editor won the vault event and Nina Schubert won the uneven
Freshman Alyssa Leonard barely clears the bar at the Triangular Friday night in Mitchell Hall. The bars.
Eagles finished first with a team score of 113.5. Individual winners for the Eagles included Talia Wil-
liams and Whitney Franklin. UW-L returns to action Feb. 25 at the St. Olaf Invitational.
Continuedfrom Page 5
scored a career high 27 points in
the loss. Katy Searing also re-
corded her fourth double-double
of the season.
La Crosse was down for most
of the game, cutting the deficit to
only one point with 18 minutes
left in the game but never get-
ting any closer. Stout closed out
the victory with good free throw
shooting and ended the Eagles
season. The Eagles shot 32.4%
from the field and are looking for-
ward to try and improve for next
Photo by Justin Kemp, Photography Editor
Sheena Berkly and Abby Lien placed second and third, Photo by Danny Durtsche, Racquet Staff
respectively, in the 55-meter hurdles. This pole-vaulter proves her bravery, clearing the bar
head-first. The UW-L team had a srong performance last
week and is looking to repeat as WIAC champions.
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NFL Draft: Combine serves as opportunity
players who need a strong work- is no clear cut second level, only a the first round. ron.
out to separate themselves. glut of players looking to emerge. *Defensive End Defensive Tackle - Travis
By STEVE *Quarterbacks This group includes Vernand The Defensive End class is Johnson vs. Anttaj Hawthorne;
ALTSTADT Juniors Alex Smith and Aaron Morency, Ciatrick Fason, T.A. deep, and many individuals have the edge before the combine goes
Rodgers will fight to be the first McLendon, Darren Sproles and a chance to go in the first round. to Johnson.
quarterback taken, and possibly Eric Shelton. Erasmus James, Marcus Spears, Safety - Brodney Poole vs.
the first pick overall. At 6'4", *Wide Receivers Dan Cody and Shaun Cody should Ernest Shazor; Poole has a slight
Smith's strengths are height, in- Like several other positions, all be locks for the first round. edge, but the combine could
It's that time of year. Football telligence, accuracy and scram- two receivers - Mike Williams James is the only one who ex- change that. Thomas Davis would
season is over, and the NCAA bling ability; however, he needs and Braylon Edwards - are vying cels against pass rushing and the be the first safety taken, but some
basketball tournament is just a to erase the label of a finesse to be the first selected. After be- run. He has a good chance to be teams may want him to be an out-
few weeks away. Sports are in a quarterback by exhibiting above- ing denied draft eligibility, Wil- first selected, but he desperately side linebacker in the pros.
major lull - but not for some ath- average arm strength. liams has been out of football for needs a strong workout to show
letes. This week could be crucial, Rodgers faces little skepticism a year. He's still only 21, and his he is fully recovered from last
offering either a multi-million of his accuracy and arm strength, talent speaks for itself. At 6'4", year's ankle injury and the seri-
dollar contract or a missed oppor- but instead is questioned about 230 pounds, Williams has excel- ous hip injury that caused him to
tunity. his height. If he is over 6'2" as lent speed for a big receiver. But miss a full year of college.
The NFL draft isn't until April, he claims, it won't be much of a he will need a good combine to Spears is excellent against the McB s Musings
but the NFL Draft combine starts problem. Some think he's really prove he's not rusty after his time run, but struggles in his pass rush-
this week, where future NFL closer to 6'0", however, those off. ing ability. A fast 40-yard dash
players participate in a variety of two inches could make a bigger Edwards is another very tal- could help eliminate doubt. Continued from Page 6
drills. Among other things, scouts difference than you might think. ented receiver with good size. He David Pollack, Matt Roth and
record 40-yard dash times, agility A trio of senior quarterbacks is a deep threat that many teams Justin Tuck all have good chances
drill times and vertical leaps. makes up the second level to covet at the receiver position. His to be selected in the first round, nal eight teams back - those cit-
Many people believe the com- choose from. Jason Campbell, biggest downfall is his concentra- but they are all also considered ies truly care about the game of
bine is overrated. Some players Charlie Frye and Kyle Orton tion, as he has had some trouble undersized at that position. Their hockey. And for goodness sake,
in the past saw their draft stock will be among the men battling catching routine passes. Still, his official weight at the combine please bring the North Stars back
fall after mediocre performances to be the third quarterback taken play-making ability is second to could sway their status either to Minnesota. The Wild is just a
at the combine, but then excel in in the draft. Andrew Walter and none. way. horrible name.
the NFL. This has caused many Dan Orlovsky could also improve Numerous other receivers Cornerback - Adam Jones vs. Contraction will need to hap-
to place more weight on an indi- their stock. have a chance to go in the first Antrel Rolle; scouts are split on pen if they want to stop losing
vidual's college career. That said, *Running Backs round, based on good combine who should go first. Either one money and fans. After all, do you
this is still an important week for The top three running backs performances. Troy Williamson could pull ahead with a good really think cities such as Nash-
several prospects. A solid work- are Cedric Benson, Ronnie Brown will be a first-rounder barring a combine. ville, Tampa Bay, and Phoenix
out at the combine could put one and Camell Williams. Benson poor combine; Mark Clayton and Offensive Tackle - Alex Bar- should even have teams'? Bring
ahead of his peers. and Brown will likely compete to Roddy White are two others who ron vs. Jammal Brown; the edge back the tradition and they might
Here is a breakdown of some be the first back selected. There could find themselves selected in before the combine goes to Bar- be able to resurrect next season.
THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2005 FEATURES PAGE9
Take a quick walk to Fast Wok
Long distance side. you'll find six to seven red bamboo strips and mushrooms.
relationships By ERICA NEDLAND
Racquet Co-Editor in Chief
square tables with black antique
Chinese-inspired art decor mak-
It's served over fried rice, and
water chestnuts can be added for
ing up the entire restaurant. With an extra crunch.
ceive other women as more intel- You know those days when only two or three workers run- My favorite is the house spe-
By JENNIFER ligent and men as more relaxed. you crave something - something ning the show, it's surprising how cial - a soup with broth flavored
JACKL However, gender has no effect on really good - but you can't place much takeout business they han- with onions, chicken, beef and
Racquet Staff perceived commitment to rela- it'? Then it hits you: Chinese food. dle. Also, don't be shocked to see shrimp poured over rice noodles
tionships. "I expected women to But, you don't want to eat five the TV playing a daytime soap with a sprinkle of cilantro. On the
perceive males as less committed plates and get so full that you opera or Judge Joe Brown telling side, you'll get sprouts and lime
Do your friends give you slack than their female counterparts," have to be rolled out of the lo- a woman to pay back the rent she to add flavor. Also try the crab
for always talking on the phone stated Skinner. cal buffet, plus it's kind of a long owes her mother; it's a laid-back cheese - it's deep-fried wantons
and being gone on the weekends Skinner received an Under- drive. Instead, run to Fast Wok: atmosphere. filled with smooth cream cheese
visiting your long distance love? graduate Research Grant for $554 a Chinese and Thai gourmet res- A $3.99 daily lunch special and crabmeat. For only $1.90,
What do your guy and gal pals re- to cover the materials for her re- taurant, located across the street will be enough food for dinner, this might become your new late
ally think'? That's a question that search. As a result of receiving from Cartwright. too. On Mondays, you get Spicy afternoon snack.
UW-L senior, Breeana Skinner is the grant she is presenting her re- Though it looks like a partially Hunan chicken, which includes
trying to answer in her undergrad- search findings at the Celebration run-down shack, Fast Wok is one peapods, carrots and yellow on-
uate research. of Undergraduate Research and of campus' best-kept secrets. In- ions mixed with green pepper,
Skinner is majoring in psychol- Creativity on April 1, 2005.
ogy with a Spanish minor. She She was also selected to present
plans to graduate in May. her findings at the Midwestern
"My involvement in this proj- Psychological Association's An-
ect began when I was eligible nual Meeting in Chicago on May
and got accepted to the Psychol- 5, 2(X00)5.
ogy Honors Program last spring," Conducting human research
explained Skinner. "Since I am is not an easy task and Skinner
in a long distance relationship of has had a challenging time find-
more than two years I thought it ing enough people to participate
would be interesting to pursue in her study. However, she is
perceptions of college students optimistic and satisfied with the
in long distance relationships as a whole process.
research project." "Despite the stress and all the
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PAGCE 10 FEATURES THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2005
He Said, She Said:
In this case, it sounds like you ing like a friendly reminder to your significant other. But if you so much better at it! Men are not
Mr. Right and Little Miss have a show-off-and I espe- remind your man who made his can't restrain, take the mental pic- able to move their eyes without
Can't be Wrong team up to an- cially don't like the fact that he breakfast this morning. ture and then get back to pretend- moving their entire head ... so
swer this week's most frequently shows up just in time to go home 'Make up a "mystery man." ing to listen to the conversation guys, when you look, we know it.
asked love questions. with you. Can you say "one track Yet another girlfriend. Katie, cre- you are having. It then becomes our responsibil-
mind'?" The solution for a show- ated a secret admirer to make her Finally, if she catches you- ity to reprimand you. It's honest-
off? Show him the door. boyfriend realize her worth. Her pray that you have contacts, dust ly not something we want to do,
friends referenced "Brad" and the in your eyes or enough money to but you give us no choice. If you
Mr. Right: Do you have a pen? nice things he did for Katie in buy that really nice pair of run- were subtle like us you wouldn't
Because ladies, this is worth jot- the boyfriend's presence. Katie ning shoes. It's going to be a long have this problem: a woman can
ting down. When you arrive at a even went as far as to send herself jog home. check out a man-for seconds on
gathering with your boy toy and flowers to show her boyfriend that end. mind you-by simply mov-
he suddenly splits, it's a typical he'd better shape up or lose her to Little Miss: Nah-because ing her eyes, not her entire head,
situation called "loosening the the (imaginary) competition. you already checked out the neck and torso.
leash." Men are created to run *Remind him of what your ex guy at American Eagle ... and So guys, look all you want-
freely and to have a harness hold- used to do. If referencing "Brad" the guy who took your order at but work on your technique.
ing us back from the hunt is just didn't work, bring up your ex. Taco John's in the food court ...
unacceptable. We get to the gath- There's nothing like reminiscing and the guy who measured your Peace,
Little Miss: That's annoying. ering with our girl on our arms, about random romantic escapades foot in the shoe department at
Anybody who's ever been in this let you get lost with your platoon of your last relationship to show Marshall Fields. So in actuality,
situation knows how frustrating it of over-chatty cadets and then your boy that you deserve more. you're winning: 3-1. XOX O L-
can be; you had every intention it's time for the prowl. Without But use the Jealousy Card with Truth is, women appreciate
of having a fun night out with a damsel in distress hanging on caution. It is a last resort because a good-looking man and never
your guy, and suddenly, all you our arms all night, we are free to if used incorrectly, it can and will miss an opportunity to sneak a
can think about it why he's no- approach, flirt and interact with a terminate the already failing rela- peek. We'd be lying if we said I--
where to been seen. Your mood wide variety of companions. Do tionship. But if it's going down- wedidn't. The difference? We're C",L &
has been ruined-you want to go you really think that many wom- hill anyways ... do you really
home. en would approach if you have a care?
You see, there are three types ball and chain clamped on your
of guys: puppy dogs, show-offs arm all night'? That would be like
and keepers. Read the following the Beast guarding his backyard
before diagnosing your guy. in The Sandlot; few even attempt,
A puppy dog is easy to detect: and those that do rarely come out
in fact, he's probably reading over alive.
your shoulder right now. He's the If you are looking for real sci-
clingy, stand by you/touch you/ entific relationship advice, here
'do you need anything, sweetie?' you go: if he doesn't stay within
guy who follows you into the a 1(X) meter radius or at least
bathroom before catching the check up on you occasionally, he
hint. Does the phrase "personal is trying to give off the "I'm not
space" ring a bell'? taken" vibe. If you confront him,
A show-off ignores you. He be ready for the "you're being
wants to be the life of the party, too needy." or "you're being to Mr. Right: It's human nature.
whether he's being loud in front clingy" line. What it boils down Men are from Mars, women are
of the boys or talking to every from Venus and every non-pink
to is this: if he really cares about
girl in the room. You don't need you, you will be what he is think- wearing guy who ventures into
that; use this time to make some ing about while he is out social- a mall happens to let his eyes
new friends or dance with your izing. wander occasionally. Don't think
girls-after all, with him hanging it is all the man's fault, though.
around you probably miss your Women go out shopping specifi-
crazy nights together. And if it's cally to buy clothes that get men
really bad'? Play his game and in trouble. Don't even try to deny
"make friends" with the cute guy it, women. Who really buys a $50
who's been catching your eye all tank top that covers little more
night. than a 10-cent washcloth would?
And if he's neither of the above, Are we complaining'? No. But
you're lucky ... because he just men in general deserve at least
might be a keeper. Keepers are a few 'I got caught checking her
not jealous or conceited. They Mr. Right: Nope. out' passes.
are fun to be around in social set- Guys: one way to avoid get-
tings because they let you be you. Little Miss: I've been in this ting busted is to let your eyes
If you want to go off and do your situation. There is nothing more wander just a bit lower for at least
own thing for a while, fine. And frustrating than feeling like you a split second to cover all bases.
when you come back together, are the only one trying to make Notice the shoe color and pretend Retta got the growd laughing last Thursday night as a part
you're happy to see each other. your relationship work. You've to be cultured or trendy. Your girl of the CAB series in The Cellar. Retta made fun of her looks
When the two of you are together tried to lead by example. Now, may ask you where you are hid-
and physique to get laughs.
with a group of people, you're not it's time to play dirty. ing your pink shirt if you bring
trying to steal the spotlight from *Drop the hint... literally. A up shoe styles or brands, but you
each other- instead, you're proud friend of mine once left post-its will deflect the "are you checking
of each other and enjoy spending all around the house with mes- her out" onslaught for at least a
time together. The best part about sages like, "Someone's think- few more steps. Ladies, be kind
a keeper is that you know that ing about you...are you think- and admire our newfound taste
he's the most important person in ing about her?" or "Remember for fashion.
the room to you, and that he feels to think about Angie," or "Have Next. just don't get caught.
the same-but you don't need to you done something nice for your Save filling up your mental Rolo-
make it known to everyone else. girlfriend today?" There's noth- dex for a time you are not with
THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2005
ENTERTAINMENT PAGE 11
Prop Master for "Crimes of the Heart" The Racquet Crossword
By AMY HUFFORD feel like Carrie Bradshaw, the calls for food - cakes, candy and
Racquet Staff "Sex and the City" character with lemonade that must be squeezed
a huge obsession for shoes. onstage. According to Slupski,
Eleanor Moriarty once had to When a prop cannot be readily food is a difficult prop because of
haggle prices for neon strip club obtained from campus resources, clean-up. Benefits? "We get to eat
signs. Another time she had to it can be purchased or gotten in a every night after the show." says
find a cane with a sword in it, swap. "It's a lot of wheeling and Givens.
and yet another instance it was a dealing," says Moriarty. "And Snacks are not the only mo-
barbershop chair that could fold you get to meet a lot of interesting tivation for working backstage.
back into a box. people," she adds. For Slupski, the joy comes from
Most people don't realize Once Moriarty is through re- working with others who share a
how much work goes into a live searching and selecting the props, deep passion for theater. "It's just
theater production, but Moriarty she turns responsibility over to fun to watch the show come to-
does. As first-time assistant sce- freshmen Jessie Givens and Katie gether."
nic and properties designer for Slupski, assistant
the university theatre production, stage managers,
"Crimes of the Heart," Moriarty who work five
has many responsibilities, includ- nights a week at
ing props. rehearsals han-
The darkly comedic show cen- dling the props
ters on three quirky Mississippi and instructing
sisters who struggle with issues the actors how
of love, aging, and family. The to handle them.
show starts Feb. 25. "They ithe ac- ACROSS DOWN
When a script is first chosen, tors] are the
Moriarty must read and get a feel ones onstage, 1. Sleep 1. Man who built the arc
for it. Then she researches the but we're the 4. Rebound 2. Nimbus
piece to find props that would be ones telling them 9. Asian country 3. Dock
appropriate; for example, if the what to do," says 14. French "yes" 4. Mutt
15. Single 5. Heart problem
show is set in the 1950s, all props Givens authori-
16. - Oyl (Popeye's girl 6. Grating sound
and sets must match the style of tatively.
friend) 7. Mined metals
the time. For this showv, 17. To be 8. Fable
At UW-L, props are abun- the girls have 18. Set to zero 9. Jolty
dant. The Center for the Arts has plenty to keep 19. Stretchy gloves 10. Wing
closets upon closets full of items, track of. includ- 20. Damage 11. Pocket bread
many donated from the commiu- ing several purs- 22. Consequence 12. Affirm
nity. One room is designated for es and suitcases 24. Creative work 13. Following
dishes, which includes empty that are full of 25. Abridged (abbr.) 21. Deface
Photo By Justin Kemp, Racquet Photography Editor
beer bottles; another is stacked other props, "Crimes of the Heart" opens Fri. Feb, 25 at 7:30 27. Atmosphere 23. Paddle
floor to ceiling with shelves of like lipstick. p.m. at Toland Theatre. Admission is S3 for stu- 29. One who dies for a 26. British thermal unit
cause 28. Bun
shoes, enough to make anyone The show also dents and $8 for faculty and staff.
32. Mr. Schwarzenegger 29. Pine Tree State
35. California (abbr.) 30. Double star
Support UW-L Athletics and eat at Outback 36. Expend (2 wds.) 31. German kingdom
38. Give an angry look 32. Louse
partment. well. 40. Makes a hole 33. Common people
For only $8, you get soup, "We would like to see more 42. Could 34. What babies do
By JULIE salad, bread - and of course steak. coaches and athletes there too," 44. Big cat 35. Disks
The owner changes the menu each Baker added. Obviously mid-day 45. Eavesdrop 37. Expression
month, so you don't keep catting isn't always the most convenient 47. Cheep 39. East northeast
the same food. Plus, you get un- time to head out to Onalaska. but 49. Foot extension 41. Couch
Calenders. candles and can- limited refills. good food and funding a cause 50. Mischievous 43. Betrayers
52. Baseball's Strawberry 46. Manned
dybars are the usual fundraiser "We usually get between 40 means you can t go wrong.
54. Boxer Muhammad 48. For
items you pay double for to help and 60 people, but we would like Outback also helps out with
55. Promissory note 51. Half a dozen
a club or organization. It's differ- to see more," said Joe Baker, Ath- the end of the Athlete Honors 56. Flurry 53. Toupee
ent for the ULW-L Athletic Club. letic Director. Banquet and with football games 59. Wagon 56. Brews
Instead of getting wrapping paper Outback isn't normally open throughout the year. 63. African antelope 57. Saucer
for X-mas, Outback Steakhouse during the lunch hour. so they get The next meal will be March 2. 67. Gourmet chocolate brand 58. Upon
hosts monthly luncheons donate an occasional hungry customer 2005 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 69. Good-bye 60. Bivouac
all proceeds to the Athletic De- who wants to come in to eat as 7 1. Some 61. Jewish calendar month
72. Sugar-free brand 62. Japanese staple
73. Large 64. Appoint
74. Least amount 65. Subdivision
- 0 0 . 0 - 75. Chew out 66. In _ (together)
76. Iron 68. New Jersey's neighbor
77. And so forth 70. Safety on the Sidewalk
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Trendy Topix: WEEK AT A GLANCE
Celebrity influence on fashion FIND OUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE AREA
age are immersed in magazines, magazine. THURSDAY (2-24)
movies and especially MTV, and "They are the gatekeepers of - Album Encounters to 3 Doors Dowtn 7 &8 p.m. UW-L Planetarium
By SARAH MANS they take their fashion cues from fashion," agrees Stefani Green- -Jason Levasseur, singer and guitarist 8:00 p.m. Cellar
them, says Kitchings. field, co-owner of Scoop NYC. a - RHAC's Expert Dating Panel 8:00 p.m. Chars
So why is it that we are so in- line of hip boutiques in Manhat-
So much of what we wear is in- fatuated with what the celebrities tan and the Hamptons. FRIDAY (2-25)
fluenced by the stylish celebrities wear? Easy. All the cameras are You might find this interest- - Men and Women's Swimming and Diving 4:00 p.m. HOME
plastered all over our television on them. If you take a look at all ing too: "When something is em- -Women's Track 4:30 p.m. AWAY St. Olaf Invitational
screens and fashion magazines. the reality shows today, half of braced by a celebrity and a trend -"Crimes of the Heart" 7:30 p.m. Toland Theatre
Whether we like to admit it or them are designed for regular, originates, it can generally be - Big Band Cabaret 7:30 p.m. Valhalla
not, we each have our role model everyday people to get a chance found in the high-end couture and -"The Pirates of Penzance" 7:30 p.m. Viterbo
that we check up on to get all the to be in the spotlight. Take "The specialty stores that season. In the
hot, new stylish trends. Fashion is Bachelor," "The Bachelorette" second season, the trend can be
everywhere and we are constantly or "The Real World," for exam- seen in department stores, and in
- Men's Tennis 9:00 a.m. HOME vs. Winona State &
taking it all in and putting it on. ple. Look at how many ordinary the third, at the mass level. It has
3:00 p.m. vs. Macalester College
"We've seen a significant trend people have now become famous a trickle-down effect," explains
- Gymnastics 2:00 p.m. AWAY at Southeast Missouri State University
upward from 1994 to 2(X)3 in the from these shows. Publicity is stylist Ed Cortese who worked
- Men's Track 11:00 a.m. AWAY Pointer Open at Stevens Point
percentage of consumers looking what people want, and dressing with publications such as Harp-
-Women's Tennis 5:30 p.m. AWAY vs. The College of St. Catherine's
toward celebs as fashion inspira- like the celebrities gets them one er's Bazaar and GQ (Cottoninc.
-"Crimes of the Heart" 7:30 p.m. Toland Theatre
tions," says Kim Kitchings, direc- step closer. com).
- Big Band Cabaret 7:30 p.m. Valhalla
tor of market research and plan- Sure, celebrities look cute in So don't be ashamed of dress-
- "The Pirates of Penzance" 7:30 p.m. Viterbo
ning for the marketing research their trendy attire, which makes ing like the O.C.'s Mischa Barton
firm Cotton Incorporated. us feel cute when we wear similar or actor Jude Law. According to
Kitchings found that one in outfits. handbag.com, they are two of the SUNDAY (2-27)
every two women ages 16 to 24 "Celebrities are our new de- most stylish celebs of 2004. -"Crimes of the Heart" 2:00 p.m. Toland Theatre
credit celebrities as a fashion signers," says Irenka Jakubiak, -"The Pirates of Penzance" 7:30 p.m. Viterbo
force in their lives. Women at this editor in chief of Accessories Concert Choir Concert 4:00 p.m. English Lutheran Church
Book Review: MONDAY (2-28)
Be Honest-You're Not That Into TUESDAY (3-1)
Him Either WEDNESDAY (3-2)
page upon page that he's not into
By JENNA BOWLDS us, finally we are shown that the - Men's Tennis 4:00 p.m. AWAY at St. Mary's
Racquet Staff true question: "Am I really into - Racquet staff meeting 6:00 p.m. 259 CC
him?" -Comedy Sportz 8:00 p.m. Valhalla
A new spin on society's dating Each section of the book, bro- -Baird Hall Idol 9:00 p.m.
dilemma is out. Ian Kemer, Ph.D., ken up into three parts address-
acclaimed clinical sexologist and ing the various ways in which
author of the best-selling book, women lower their standards, is
She Comes First, is back with his wrapped up by the essential 'Be
latest book, Be Honest - You're Honest' section which "functions
Not That Into Him Either. as a 2 a.m. phone call to your
The book offers women an best friend, the voice of reality,"
empowering counter phrase to the reminding women that "even
increasingly popular mantra He'v though it might be momentarily
just not that into yolu. By taking liberating to think, 'Hey, it's not
an in-depth look at sex, common my fault it didn't work out, he's
relationship shortfalls, and the just not that into me,' it's just not
reoccurring cycle of dating disas- that simple. Life doesn't let us off
ters, Kemer creates a follow-up to the hook so easily."
Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo's So, if you're still left com-
best-selling book He's Just Not pletely confused and in search of
That Into You, presenting women answers after reading through the
with a practical yet positive ap- relationship insights of Mr. Right
proach to finding love. and Little Miss Can't Be Wrong,
Rather than "reducing men's let this book help you get back on
behaviors to a simple tagline." track. Let's face it, "You settled,
Kerner reminds women of those and then you got stuck. Well, this
things about themselves that are book is going to help you get un-
so easily forgotten. After hearing stuck."
The Racquet Crossword Answers
24, 2005 OPINION PAGE 13
In baseball today, there is a for early tanning", I would like to percent more likely to develop
coach for everything, even the say I am very appalled. The article skin cancer. I understand people
psychology of the game. Hand- suggests students should visit a may think it is trendy to have
'Barry Bonds' article nificantly high amount of muscle eye coordination is a biggie. If tanning bed in order to prepare a tan, but is it worth the risk of
needed more thought mass. It's not rocket science I'm you have the proper hand-eye co- for Spring Break and encourages developing cancer or dying'?
Dear Editor: talking here. ordination and technique you can students to stay away from the If I were to suggest a new
I found the article pertaining There is also legal performance hit 50 home runs a year without safer spray-on tanning because trend for Spring Break, I would
to steroid use in baseball thought- enhancing substances allowed by the help of steroids. Technology of one bad experience. It makes suggest wearing sunscreen. Or,
less and absurd. At one point the the MLB. There's no rule gov- has helped players put up these me sad to think someone would why shouldn't the new trend for
author of the article says that in erning the use of Phosphagen kinds of numbers. I'm not de- support and encourage the use of spring break be wearing a cute
1991 Barry Bonds hit 25 home HP or Creatin in baseball. I even nying the fact that some players tanning beds, which have been new hat or some sexy sunglasses?
runs in 510 at-bats and 10 years used the stuff when I played high have used steroids at all, I'm sim- shown to increase the likelihood Besides protecting someone from
later he hit 73 home runs while school football. You could keep ply saying that a person can gain of developing skin cancer. cancer or death, they also protect
only being at-bat 476 times. (The it in your locker if you wanted to muscle mass simply from work- According to the Center of against wrinkles, which will keep
number of at-bats may be a little and make a drink right in front of ing out and taking care of their Disease and Control, melanoma. you trendy for years to come.
off). lie then goes on to say, sar- the coaches. Mark McGwire ad- body. I just find it funny that the a type of skin cancer, is the
castically, that Barry did not use mitted to using Andro, which is author compares Bonds stats us- most common form of cancer - Molly Smelter
steroids. My question is how now banned by baseball, when he ing a 10 year span. Hey, 10 years among people ages 25-29. And, Biology Major
brain dead can the author of this had his record breaking season in ago I was 4'8" and weighed 80 according to the American Cancer
article be'? It was a 10 year span '98. However; at the time McG- lbs. Today, 10 years later, I am an Society, it accounts for around
in which this happened. Had it wire was using Andro it was not astonishing 5'11" 165 lbs...gotta five percent of all cancers in men
been a three year span or even an illegal substance according to be the steroids. and four percent of all cancers in
five years I would be a little more baseball and as soon as someone - UW-La Crosse Student women. In the year 2002, 9600
skeptical. It's a proven fact that mentioned it to him he immedi- deaths occurred from skin cancer
a person can gain a significant ately stopped using it. He still hit "Trendy Topix: Spring alone.
amount of muscle and body mass 70 home runs that season. I find it Break tanning," appalling Increased tanning or burning
by properly working out and care- odd that the author seems to the increases your chances of
fully watching their diet. After think these performance enhanc- Dear Editor: receiving skin cancer. According
10 years I could go from being ing substances are the only reason In response to an article written to the National Cancer Institute,
5' 11" 165 lbs. to still be 5'11" but players are putting up big num- in the last Racquet edition titled women who visit tanning salons
weighing 215 lbs. and have a sig- bers. "Trendy Topix: Spring Break calls more than once a month are 55
The life and death of Hunter S. Thompson
By NATHAN IHDE and familiar tune. It was Me and campaign trail in 1972, into the
UW-La Crosse Student Bobby McGee. 'What the hell'?' depths of the American Dream in
I wondered looking around, Las Vegas, into the heartbeat of
enc reserves me rignit to eit icletrs ior icngtn and clarity. Ine
'Sounds of a San Jaun night. confused. It all began to fade the Hell's Angels in California, Racquet reserves the right not to print a letter that is obscene, threatening
drifting lcross the city through so quickly. She slipped into the and to the stagnant paradise of or defamatory. Deadline for letters to the editor is Monday at noon.
laerst of humid airt, sounds of water, gone. The classic motor San Juan. To SUBMIT YOUR L.ETTER:
life and mo vetnent, p)eople getting bike, sucked into the sand. I In a world hanging in the BY FOOT: 232 Cartwright
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sound of hope and the sound of "Hello!" I yelled into the phone hope and fear, where the media BY E-MAIL: Raqueteditor(,uwlax.edu
hanging on, and behind them and still it sang to me. I turned it is censored and biased, that is the BY MAIL.: Racquet Letter to the Editor
all, the quiet, deadly ticking of on. "Hello." world where we will miss Hunter 232 Cartwright Center
a thousand hungry c/ocks, the "Nathan," he said, low and S. Thompson. He took me to San 1725 State Street
lone/l sound of time passing in morose. Juan long before I made plans to La Crosse, WI 54601
the long (artrihbean night. "Yeah man. What in the hell spend Valentine's Day there on
-ftST The Rum Diary is happening?" I asked with a motor bike, in love, carrying a
concern still shaking my head in tent, rum, fruit and gasoline. Summer Jobs!
I was in the middle of a awe of the lingering dreams of He had one hand on the pulse
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fantastic dream... San Juan. of a terrifying reality, and the
We were a mile South of the "I have some bad news. other in the innards of a society individuals with developmental disabilities. Positions
Condado Lagoon flying on an old Hunter S. Thompson shot himself oblivious. He afforded himself a available: Camp counselors, lifeguards, nurses, dieti-
red Harley-Davidson motor bike yesterday." quick and painless death, but it is cian, equestrian, and more. Includes salary plus room and
on the shores of San Juan Bay. "1Idon't believe it." I said. "1I only the Earth that will die slower board with internships and college credit possible. See
Her left arm was wrapped tightly love you brother. I have to go." than my dreams of San Juan.
Wisconsin Badger Camp at the Job Fair, February 17th
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body was contracted in a secure am still hoping that this is merely rytel.net, or www.badgercamp.org
squeeze including the huge bottle another great stunt by the Good
firmly between her sweaty thighs Doctor, and he and Johnny Deppy
on the hot black seat. Her right are riding double, right now,
arm was holding a vintage Super South of Condado straight into
8 black and white silent camera the breakers at San Juan Bay.
aiming it over my shoulder Thompson minus the hole in his
towards the waves and the salty brain, and Depp riding with a
endless beach. Super 8 and his famous smile.
I rode along happy, smiling If the reports are true Hunter S.
wide with aviator shades and the Thompson died quickly sometime
same beautiful green half dome Sunday from an apparent self-
brain bucket as Taylor. We were inflicted gunshot wound to the
cruising the coast of the San Juan head.
Peninsula with a tent, a bag of We've lost a great angle,
fruit, and three bottles of rum for a view of things strange and
a five dollar bill. Water splashed unique. an American hero. a poet.
us as we rode the edge of two but most importantly we lost
realms so near the ocean, so far one of the greatest minds of our
from fear. time. Dr. Thompson dreamed of
It was the hellish swell of freedom. A true patriot, he's kept
noon when we stopped to cool us on our toes from Tricky Dick
down, running. splashing. and to Curious King George. With his
rolling in the surf. The rush of visceral style he dubbed Gonzo
water. the laughter. and a quiet Journalism, he took us along the
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I-pods wins the popularity contest
computer and iTunes will auto-
Continuedfrom Page 1 synk with your player to transfer
(about 15,000 songs) in storage iTunes also provides a music
and S99 to $499 in price, you can store to purchase files from a
be in for a hard decision. directory of the largest legal
The cheapest and smallest unit download catalog. After enjoying
to go with is the iPod shuffle. Yet, a 30-second preview of a song,
this model doesn't hold many click purchase and the song will
songs and lacks a backlit screen. be transferred to your computer
The most popular however is and iPod in a matter of seconds.
the 20 GB traditional model. Songs typically cost $0.99 or an
It holds thousands of songs, entire album can be purchased for
comes complete with most of the $9.99.
bells and whistles as the others Amazingly, Apple has a
and costs $269 with a student market share of 59 percent of
discount. MP3 players and 62 percent of
After purchasing your new paid music downloads. The shelf
iPod, you are going to have to find life of the iPod is not set to expire
songs to fill it with. Apple's digital anytime soon as sales continue to
jukebox, iTunes, is the answer to rise and new twists to the product
this problem. The program is the are released yearly.
link between your audio files and Ipods and their accessories can
iPod. To keep your newest tracks be purchased frommost electronic
in your iPod. just plug it into your stores or its Web site, apple.com.
PA~GE 16 NEWS THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2005
Depression higher than ever before
among college youth
By AMY HUFFORtD
Racquet Staff doctors are simply getting better raised to be more susceptible to
at recognizing and diagnosing depres sion. The tenet is that, as a
"In the last five or six years, depression, which makes the whole, Millennials have been the
we've seen more studentss come recent numbers look so high. most nnurtured generation to date,
in with depression than evern which may have rendered youth
before," says Jon Ha geseth, less co )mpetent at addressing and
Director of the Counselinng and 6~;T reatment is not solvingg their own problems.
Testing Center. J just fixing what Mai rtin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D..
That's not surprisin ig, as is broken," says Martin hopest toreversethe trend with what
depression has become alr nost as E.P. Seligman, Ph.D. "It he cal Is "positive psychology."
common as the flu among young is nurturing what is best He e: xplains that psychology
people. According to We 'ebMD. within ourselves." has come to focus too much on
corn, three to six percent of teens repairitng patients' weaknesses
are depressed. rather than amplifying their
Junior Jada Brewer disb elieves strengt ths and values. "Treatment
the statistic. "It seems likke half Another intriguing theory is not jjust fixing what is broken,"
of the people I know are d dealing proposes that the Millennial he say s. "It is nurturing what is
with depression." she says. generation. which includes best wiithin ourselves."
Hageseth believes that current college students, has been
Photo by Jon Schenk, Racquet Staff
RHAC's 'Singled Out' gives four dates and many laughs
Two men and two women won Olive Garden dinner dates through
an RHAC sponsored "Singled Out," a game show like way of picking
people who match favorites in a comical manner. Peter Vandervelden
(above) was just one of the four lucky soon-to-be-taken contestants.
"Sex in the Dark/ Dating Panel" is the next RHAC event, scheduled
for today at 8 p.m. in Chars. First, a demographically coordinated dat-
ing panel will answer common questions about relationships to spark
Then, everyone will be divided my gender so they can anonymous-
ly shout out questions or write them down for a moderator to scan Photo submitted by David Dettmann
Men swimmers Karl Dettmann, Zeke Helenbrand and Dave Dettmann receive their awards
for the 200 yard breaststroke at Saturday's WIAC Conference Championship.
UW-System probes alcohol status through statewide survey
and Other Drug Abuse program UW-L were not fully evaluated is used to better the campus lower than the national average.
KYLE is distributing surveys to 50,000 nor included in the statewide climate. The survey should be submitted
News Editor students throughout Wisconsin. summary that year. In 2003, the AODA survey as soon as possible. Upon
Survey scores for UW-L "Last time, if they didn't drink concluded that 63 percent of submission, your response will be
Approximately 1,438 randomly have remained stable in recent they didn't take it," explains UW-L students binge drink. This sent directly to Madison where it
selected UW-La Crosse students years says Alcohol Education Torstveit. "We need that to number was significantly higher will remain strictly confidential.
received an e-mail last Monday Coordinator Mary Torstveit. average [the numbers] out." She than the national average for that Individual universities will not
containing a survey designed However, in 2004, virtually no encourages everyone to complete year of 42 percent. However, be compared in the final report.
to assess alcohol use among UW-L students responded to the to the survey because information the estimated number of drinks Rather, schools will be compared
college students. The Alcohol survey. As a result, surveys from gathered from student responses consumed by UW-L students was to state and national averages.
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