> ■ ^ ^ ^ Wednesday, January 25, 2006
1 he Communicator
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Lessons, inspiration of 'If left outside
1 GtBT Student Audio Conference
On lanuary 17 renowned author Dave
l'el/er visited the IPFW campus.
Pclzer, international best selling
audior of four books: A Child Called "It,"
The Lost Boy, A Man Named Dave, and
Help Yourself, was welcomed here in
According to student body vice
president Nate Hubley, an estimated 400
plus people came out that night.
The reason many of those people
chose to come listen to Mr. Pelzer speak
is because they were truly inspired by
his life .ind his books.
Pelzer has gone through so much in
his lifetime, especially enduring such
tormenting abuse as a child.
The presentation started promptly at
7:30 p.m. in the Walb Ballroom.
On this note, many of you have heard
the quote that goes something like "first
impressions are everything and they
to lead a better life, motivate the young
listeners as well as the old; instead they
were handed a big platter of jokes.
someone stand up on a stage and tell
political jokes, no doubt they would
watch Conan O'Brien.
Hubley stated (hat lie agrees JYI/et
did joke around quite a bit. but his
message did get through and that
he gears his speeches based on the
audience, therefore maybe Pelzer felt
as if he had to joke around to keep the
younger audience member's attention
Here is the fact: no matter what age
you read his books at, whether you weie
12 or 18 or 35, you were in an utter state
AUTHOR: Dave Pelzer lecturing in Walb Ballroom to a crowd of ap-
proximately 400 sponsored in part by IPSGA.
Having read his books means diat
you came to listen to him talk because of
his life experiences, so the whole joking
around for two hours while we're paying
you $7,000 plus travel fees and lodging
:• ally doesn't cut it.
>, Pelzer really is a
speech here at IPFW, reading his books
will certainly do the trick.
IPFW is doing an excellent job of
bringing well known people to campus
and also that the students show great
His books truly are remarkable an
:n if you pulled nothing away from h
Excellence, Honors Program Group, and
the Psychology Club lor sponsoring this
as well as IPSGA for funding.
By Andrew C. Hoover
IPFW is a place of troubled waters. It is a pi:
pirates run rampant and roughshod
pirates plunder treasure from e-slups and steal media
a whim. IPFW clearly has pirates, and if the
supports the macro, ii mil ul 10 people around
piratL- something evcr\ day. Maybe you partaki
of the e-plunder regularly.
Despite the copyright infringement
lawsuits, dubious legality of the
is theft), and the rising difficulty in sharing
files, college students still have no qualms
" l pursuing
Hie first of a three
part series on cam-
Recently, a large group of college students got togethei
watch a hit TV show together 1 1 icy did not hav
and ill. n might tn-lp gloss
addiction, limited releases, rarity and
pirate plunders the
others it is just to show
something to the companies th.it spend millions
trying to protect their media, "
IPFW to host
7th annual Windsong
The 7"' Annual Windsong
Film Festival will be held at
IPFW this year.
The Independent and
College Filmmaker Festival
will be in March, during
Spring Break, with evening
viewings and all day Saturday
and Sunday showings of the
The deadline for student
it until March 20.
The Independent and
College Filmmaker Festival
the film festival, including
a schedule of showings,
frequently check www.
wlndwsongplcure8.com or e-
Slots still open for
Wednesday, Feb. 1 from
A motor coach ride to and
Annual IPFW Day at the
from Indianapolis. A how-
Statehouse will go petition
to lobby lesson from a state
the 18 northeastern Indiana
lobbyist. Tour of the Indiana
legislators to increase IPFW's
Statehouse. Lunch with the 18
share of the Resident FTE,
Northeast Indiana legislators.
a state appropriation. The
The appropriation under
trip to Indianapolis is free to
dispute is part of the Indianas
students, alumni and faculty
Slate Appropriations to
and includes, for absolutely
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IPFW Geoscience maintains hightech weather lab
Meteorology gear tracks
chaotic Fort Wayne
IPFW has its very own weather
station. Where, you ask? You walk past
it everyday and never even realize it.
top of the left door of the Science
After the repeater receives the
information it then transmits it to die
The weather console is located
upstairs in the Science Building, in the
Something that affects a perso
every day is the weather.
Perhaps the people living here i
of that fact.
One day we could be having a ca
sunny day and then wake up the n
morning with snow.
Because of this lluctu ig neat
people often check the TV,
newspaper or an online source to
the day's weather.
showing the charts and graphs and a
meteorologist standing there.
A weather station is actually a little
type of box full of sensors.
The IPFW weather station is located
on the top of the light pole outside
e Science Building, if you are facing
thcticusciences Department, showing
the information that has been received
in charts and graphs.
That black sensor bt
all the weather informati
such as temperature, humidity and
barometric pressure, to a repeater.
The repeater is located right on
i the weather console is because the
structure of the Science Building does
not allow the information to transmit
sends Dr. Argast founded the I I'lW
part of the Geoscienccs I tcpariment.
which is located on the second floor of
the Science Building.
The Communicator got a chance to
speak with Professor Tennis about this
He says, "I wish more people knew,
but it's been on the web for a while. I
do like working on it though because
it's pretty interesting."
Everyone can access the information
being put out by IPFW on http://geo.
weather station, what happens
when it breaks down (sec link on the
information page dated Apr. 4, 2003),
and lots of details about today's and
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For all you science majors out there
or even if you're just interested in the
weather, you may be wondering, 'How
can 1 get involved?'
All of the information is received
electronically and then transported to
a computer that turns it into charts.
However, there is a way you can take
an active role in the weather station.
According to Professor Tennis, if
you keep a log of the weather and the
The forecast is not predicted on the
website, just all of the information is.
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Shiavo-inspired forum discusses Right to Die issues
By David Gray
Less than a year after Terri Schiavo's
tlroversia] death, the circumstances
rounding her final months and years
Andrew C. Hoover
March 31, 2005, had been cons
be in a persistent vegetative state
than VI years before her death.
After years of court battles with her
parents. Michael Schiavo, her husband and
guardian, finally gained legal approval to
remove her feeding tube.
Although he won the legal battle,
Michael Schiavo's decision is still being
discussed and judged in the court of public
Last Thursday afternoon in the Walb
Student Union, a panel of four faculty
members from three area universities
participated in "This Sickness is Unto Death:
A Discussion of End of Life Decisions"
hosted by the IPFW University Religious
The panel members included William
Bruening, a professor in the IPFW
Department of Philosophy; Stephen Ziegler,
a visiting assistant professor in the IPFW
Department of Public and Environmental
Affairs; lames Spiegel, a professor of
philosophy at Taylor University; and David
Fleischacher, an assistant professor of
philosophy and theology at the University
inwards the legality of the
The most important questions
surrounding the issue to them included who
is the most appropriate guardian to decide,
how involved should the government be,
and, depending on the answers to the first
two questions, was the decision made with
become a burden on a guardian.
Bruening, at times on the defensive, said
that it is misleading to say Terri died from
starvation and dehydration.
Her life had essentially ended years
before that point.
Spiegel said the case boiled down to
which moral virtue trumped which, and
he claimed that the sanctity of life trumps
personal autonomy in this instance.
In response, Bruening said he was
concerned with the idea that if you agreed
with the Schiavo case, then you don't
believe in the sanctity of life.
Perhaps Ziegler summed the whole
io up best when he :
litigated in thee
personal autonomy and the family's legal
right to choose, Spiegel and Fleishacher
stressed the importance of the sanctity of
They both considered this to be a case of
involuntary euthanasia which they thought
could be deemed murder.
Fleishacher explained that the U.S.
has generally been very restrictive to the
question of when it's acceptable to end
another's life, allowing only self-defense,
jusi war and the death penalty.
law, not the court of public opinion."
Tlie whole problem might have been
avoided, according to Spiegel, if only Terri
Sihiavo had filed a living will.
He suggested that everyone fill one
Bruening did add that e
do have limitations but ad
life has decreased or the individual has
information the IPFW Weather The info
station receives, they would website is i
consider allowing that student 10 minutes,
to put it on their website. be working
A student could also get the information,
information and turn it into If you're
:ion on the second floor of the Science
ted every 6- Building to check out the
you would computers and charts,
h very new Not only is this weather
. t tillage rid. mi Saturday, February
i could prevent it from
They have a lot of displays
to show students; all it takes
is for a walk around on the
for Jit. 26-Fmb. 1, 2006
26 Student Organization
every Tuesday atnoon;bringa
sack lunch. An opportunity to
(S.O.L.D.): WU 114-116, noon.
meet informally with the express
For information, call 16283.
purpose of speaking Spanish, For
information, call l6689or e-mail
27 National Student Eichange
Information Seuloni KT098,
1 ! i . i . i Application deadline is
National Student Exchange
Feb. 24, 2006. For information,
Information Session: KT 098,
call 16593 ore-mall
noon-l p.m Application deadline
is Feb. 24, 2006. For information.
28 Athletic Event! Women's
Basketball vs. Longwood
University, OC, 1 p.m. For
1 10th Annual Statehouse Day:
information, call 16643.
8 a.nv-4 p.m. For information or
reservations, call 1 6807.
29 Athletic Event: Women's Tennis
1 p.m.; vs. Dayton, 5 p.m. Pine
Presidents' Roundtable: noon-
Ridge Racquet Club. For
1 :30 p.m. For information, call
information, call 16643.
30 Pblloiopby Club: KT 246.
Write Away on Wednesday
noon-1 p.m. For information, call
Workshop: "Beating the Blank
Screen Blues: How to Start
Writing a Paper When You're
Eating Disorder Support
Not Sure How to Begin,"
KT 022, noon-1 p.m. For
For information, call 16647 or
information, call 1 5740.
31 SpanlshTable: Venaconversar
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TMt ad courtesy of the Office of the Chancellor
Let your leadership skills shine as an Ambassadon—an IPFW
representative on campus and in the community.
This premier program challenges students to excel
both professionally and personally through
exposure at bigh-ptx>file university events.
My Student Loan Makes Me Eat Dog Food. Com
Website exposes 'radical' professors
By Mellinda Dudley
(U-WIRE) LOS ANGELES - A Web site
purporting to expose "UCLA's radical professors"
and offering students cash payouts, in return for
information about their classes was thrust into
the national spotlight Wednesday after a barrage
of media coverage.
The site, Liclapmfs.com, was launched jusl lasi
month by the Bruin Alumni Association, a non-
profit organization unrelated to the University
of California- 1 os Angeles Alumni Association.
The site was started by alumnus Andrew lones
with the goal of publicizing and reforming
the "exploding crisis r>] political radicalism
on campus," according to the Bruin Alumni
lones, a former Daily Bruin Viewpoint
columnist and chair of Bruin Republicans, calls
"indneirinationist professors" the organization's
among the most radical at UCLV lie ranked cadi
professor with a scale of "power fists" •- five fists
being the most radical.
The profiles on the site are written in politically
charged language, in some cases very extensive,
even offering commentary on the professor's
family and i nllcgc education.
In some of the profiles, lories questions the
professor's rcsear. h and ic.u King qualifications.
The site offers students as much as $100 in
return for "information about abusive, one-sided
or off-topic classroom behavior" by professors,
in the form of detailed das-, notes with audience
reactions and lecture recordings.
However, doing so is against university
policies designed to protect protestors' cop\ right
over their course materials, ,u i ording to Patricia
lasper. legal counsel for UCLA.
"I'm personally concerned when students may
lie imwutmgk encouraged n> violate university
policies that could write them into student
conduct code violations," said Jasper.
news in the public interest, lones said.
UCLA Academic Suiaic chair Adrienne Lavine
said. "Faculty are generally con itoriablewiihwh.it
to "spy" on their professors.
Sawyer is criticized on the sire for listing' black
political thought" and "critical race theory"
among his Incuses within political science.
"The site itself politicizes the classroom,"
Sawyer said 'The site itsdt is doing exactly what
it's accusing the professors of doing."
Sawyer also said the Web site takes what is
said in class out of context, and true intended
i always be verified just hy
the so-called "dirty ill"
While she has heard concerns from a number
of faculty, including some listed on the site,
neither she nor Jasper have heard of any (acuity
contemplating suing Jones for libel.
lasper did speculate iliat professors "could go
after the Bruin Alumni Association lor cnpyrighi
infringement if in fact they arc obtaining and
disseminating copyrighted material."
The Bruin Alumni Association may also be-
at risk for using the name "UCLA" in Internet
"The university does not own the trademark
'Bruin,' but we do own' U( I A' and we do vigilantly
monitor and protect our trademark," lasper said
The university is not contemplating legal
this time, but "we're keeping our options
bias, and what they are doing, which
aitacking people whose views differ from theirs."
said Innathan Zasloff, a law professor whose
campaign contributions are listed on the Web
"They're entitled to say anything they want
about me or anyone else on the list because that's
what ii means to lie able to express iheii point of
view. Hui this seems to be a little more politically
orchestrated." Zasloff said.
He said the Bruin Alumni Association has
pretty heavy hitlers" on its advisory
profiled ■- ai length and in great detail -- oi
the Web siie said ihe situation has a number o
negative implications on profes
While Karen Brodkin, a professor of
anthropology who is profiled on the site,
dismissed the Web site as "a pretty pathetic
attempt to smear people." she also said that she
Political science Professor
saho profiled, shared si
: lie Wdi sin- is an .men i pi in m i miniate professors
t they say and leach
an acailcniK hill of rights lo the state legisl.
which would maildale that students he exposed
to a variety ol viewpoints, including poliiii_.il, and
that students cannot be discriminated against tor
Brodkin, who is called a "radical women's
studies lesbian feminist' on the Web site, also
said lones has "connections" with conservative
legislators and thai (he Well she may be tied into
a number of right-wing hills in the legislature
Jones said the Bruin Alumni Association
eports of abusive behaviors by
professors and would spend extra
time looking into tliein, but added that such
professors are unlikely to ail inappropriately.
SPSA hosts multi-faith event
the II'RV SPSA (Spirttttal and Pagan Student
Alliance] will lie hosting ,, gathering ol Faiths
and Students on Wednesday the .':Y" ai 7.3l>pm in
Kettler Hall Room t.-Ui. I he goal ol the meeting
is to spread information about customs, ethics
and holidays of the Pagan faith and any other
laith that has representation at the meeting.
The Campus Crusade for Christ was invited
to lake pan in the meeting, along with other
student faith organizations here on campus.
I he goal of the meeting is the same as the broad-
reaching goal ol the SPSA, to educate people
about the various faiths of the World.
The meeting will he during the normal lime
for the SPSA (Wednesday al 7: Ulpml hut will not
instead this special event meeting
Maximize first year experience
On Friday, January 27. IPFW, together with
Oil I and First Year I xperience. will be presenting
"The College Lxperience: Ihe Difference You
Make" from 9am lo 1:30pm in the Wall) Union
This special event will feature Harvard
University nroiessor Hu hard I I ighl, the author
ol Making the Most ol College. .Students Speak
their Minds Ibis free even! is tor IPFW students,
high school students and friends to educate
them how lo make ihe most of iheir First year
in college. For more information on this special
Coliseum ranked in top 100
In non-campus news, Pollstar Magazine
tanked Ihe \llen( oinuy War Memorial Coliseum.
home of the IPFW Men's Basketball Team, as
the 97th Best Venue in the World; a magazine
dedicated lo concerts and arenas. Ibis puts Ihe
Coliseum on a prestigious list including Madison
Square Carden and the Wachovia Center in
Philadelphia. Verizon Wireless Music Center
and Conseco Fieldlmusc in Indianapolis had no
comment on their rankings when asked.
Coliseum dencfal Manager Handy Brown M
Intelligent Design is not a science, and
should not be taught in school.
According to the L'Osservatore
Romano reporter Fiorenzo Facchini,
Pope Benedict XVI and the Vatican have
spoken out on the issue hottly debated
here in America, which has recently
spread to European schools.
"Intelligent design does not belong
to science and there is no justification
for the pretext that it be taught as a
sc lent i tit i henry alongside the Darwinian
explanation," the L'Osservatore quoted. direction," it said.
Intelligent Design seeks to use miracles
to explain gaps in scientific knowledge.
This is not, according to the Vatican,
the purpose of Science. In the same
breath, the Vain, an added that ~
is not without God and that ii
remembered that something
that does not explain how those e
The Vatican states that the explin
"God's project of creation can
be carried out through secondary
causes in the natural course of events.
without having to think of miraculous
that point in this or that
The Vatican v
3 explain that
The popularity of TiVo i
their lives, not vice-versa, t
DVD. made in the comfort o
watched the home-made se
spending a dime.
lately shows that people
o TiVo. They put a burnt
o the Xbox Video Game System and
;rciaJs, without pause, and without
Only one student took ihe I -to find the neucsi episodes ul I he show, download
(hem using a liii torrent client, and then burn ihe show to a DVI ) using software that
student pirated from another Bit Torrent. The Xbox belonged
Having a unique chance
be presenting a three-part s
group of anonymous pirates i
really explore this society, I he ( ommunicator will
.■s that details ihe lull actions and ramifications ol a
i they go about their business plundering what they
.. The students observed range from the casual to the intense as they pirate the
full range of media; hit movies, CDs, computer software, books, comics and even
handheld videogames like popular Nintendo DS and Sony PsP titles.
Part Two will cover things (rum the pirates siandpoint while Part :i will include
Presidents' salaries raise questions
By Daniella Zalcman
Columbia Daily Spectator
from all walks of hfe. NBA stars,
corporate CEOs, anil ■ emporarv
music icons pull in ujillions of dollars
sharp contract, professionals
the best possible leadership thai
our society can produce." he said.
"While the compensation levels of
some presidents appear very high in
the abstract, as one measures these
against. their levels ol responsibilities
and compensation for similar
posii inns in other hekls such as health
Tgtiirand the private sector, they hej
Even though hiring and retaining
college executives has become
increasingly competitive in recent
years, not everyone believes there is
adequate justification for the rising
The American Association of
University Professors contends that
prcsii'iiiial incomes shouldj
salaries Hut I olumbia Uni
President lee Bollinger now earns
S6;iH,2fiO annually, proving [hat old
perceptions may soon be out of date.
Some have argued that these
earnings are unnecessarily inllated.
Others have said that the job
description lot university presidents
has broadened greatly in the past
decade, and that they should be
compensated for taking on more
and managing institutions that often
resemble for-profit organizations.
ity presidents are selected
and c pens, Med," said presidential
contract lawyer Raymond Cotton in a
live forum hosted b\ lliet hronicleof
l-hghei I ducalion.
"The media tends, to focus on the
numbers, which tell only part of the
siory. Universities need and deserve
In 1996, only one president of a
SfiUlUHiO ttnnually. last year, exactly
SI million c
President Donald Ross of Lynn
I Iniversity in Boca Raton. Fla. tops the
uisalarv and benefits. i
ol the million-dollar dub include ihe
presidents of Wilmington College
(SI, 370,973), Vanderbilt (51,326,786).
Boston University ($1,253,352), and
the University of
n Rodin was the
the top 10 list of
well-paid presidents of private
Rodin earned $986,915
in salary and annual compensation
during the JuO<! tis, al year, compared
to Yale President Richard Levin's
5715,212 and Harvard President
Lawrence Summers' 5554,098.
a further indication that
corporate organizational hierarchy is
emerging in colleges and universities,
in potential conflict with the mission
of institutions of higher education lo
operate for the benefit of society as a
Even at Columbia, the salary
increases are apparent. In 2003,
President Bollinger earned $611,111,
$27,000 less than he earns today.
Roger Bowcn, General Secreiaryof
the <\AUP warned lhal "high pay may
reflect a presumption thai presidential
leadership is more important than
"The time has arrived to protect the
academy from sinking mote deeply
into the ethically marshy corporate-
like world," Bowcn said. "We can
leant more about,
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Professor to present findings on monogamous fruit flies
Insect labeled a model
organism whose behavior
applies to larger aspects
By Katherine Lu
animal kingdom rages on.
On Wednesday, the entomology department
will be sponsoring a seminar on forced
nioiiog.uin in Iruii Mies Ihe speaker, assistant
professor Rreii Holland from California Male
University Sacramento, has been studying the
costs of sexual conllici in Iruit Hies, lie learned
that monogamous Iru it Hies became more til than
l-monogamous fruit flies, :
resulting in stronger offspring.
Holland also a t tended University oft. alilornia-
Davls as an undergraduate. He said biology
laiiglu him tin- inosi about animal and human
"What drew me to biolog\ was that it had a big
picture view ol human life As an iindergr.idii.iie,
I had taken i lasses in psychology, social sciences,
hut 1 realized lhai the cou tse which informed me
the inosi abotu human behavior was zoology,"
he said. "II you want to understand behavior you
should understand natural selection."
The seminar is pan of a yearlong seminar
series sponsored h> the cut >log\ dep.iruneni
and during winter quarter, graduate students
have the opportunity' to nominate and host
various speakers. Nicole Mans, a graduate
student st nihil ig ci >log\ and epide ilur\
said a simplihcation tjl Holland's study is like a
'•Sexual conflict is a theory that slates that males
competing with each oilier, " she said, "jllollandl
is studying that in fruit Hies, which is interesiing
because it is like the biology version of battle of
sexes from an evolutionary perspective."
The study divided fruit (lies into two groups;
monogamous and non-monogamous. During
courtship in huii Hies, ihe males often harmed
the females with seminal fluid, but after 40
monogamous generations. Holland learned thai
females were hurt less by the fluid.
Jennifer Tsuruda. a graduate student
! fly c
i be t
a lab and the genome is known."
enforced-monogamy reveals sexu
sexually antagonistic during courtship, often
hurting each other during this process.
The seminat, including others this quarter,
will be held in 122 Briggs from noon to 1 p.m.
Pizza, snacks and an oppnrtunii\ to mingle v.iih
the speaker will also be available following the
Tsuruda added that although some seminars
of the entomology depariiueni might be geared
low, nil those with a science background, there
will also be seminars on broader topics, such as
animal personalities and West Nile virus.
"We have a great collection of talks from
speakers, ranging from UC Davis graduate
students and tacult\ in other e\i uing researchers
said. "It's a great opportunity to learn about
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PLEASE RECYCLEI*THIS NEWSPAPER
Letter to the Editor
over the top
A Carroll High School student was
recently expelled for writing a ten page
"'satire" thai was extremely critical of the
Carrol! High School administration.
The student in question lias no
record of disciplinary problems and was
.1 si rnnt" student academically at
i first-time offender of
I hope that the school hoard listened
I am extremely disturbed by a quote
that was printed in a Journal Gazette
ankle written by Kelly Soderlund
entitled, "Carroll student expelled for
leaders, and speech t(
Outside of school, the student
founded The Allen County Teenage
There are many options that a school
has misbehaved in so
most extreme isexpulsi
e fashion; the
i for the school
dI other students
discipline problem-" -"hi mid I" 1 rein
from school; however, this student
mil fit these criteria.
I find it impossible
who lold her thai according to the NAGS
legal council, "first Amendment rights
are not applicable when the violations
are committed on school computers."
I am not a lawyer; however, I have
read the Constitution and 1 think that
I have a pretty clear understanding of
both what it specifically states and what
threat to the safety our Founding Fathers intended.
It states "Congress shall make no
law respecting an establishment of
religion, or prohibiting the free exercise
thereof; or abridging the freedom of
speech, or of the press; or the right
of the people peaceably to assemble.
ire a lot of methods the
ition could have used to
the student for writing an
document on the school
more than a free speech
considerate behavior from students.
So, depending on how insulting or
unfair the criticisms were, I suggest that
the student be given a written warning,
and the student's parents be required
) the school and be apprised I
glossary.htmlWUL.Dlil SS>; redress of
Per NACSproi.edu res, Superintendent
Yager still has to approve this expulsion;
hopefully, he will over-ride it and
investigate why this expulsion occurred
in the first place.
If Superintendent Yager approves the
expulsion, then the School Board will
get the same opportunity to review the
One of the strengths of this great
nation is the freedom of the press and
I am a proud military veteran
extremely concerned about the constant
who he offended.
This would be more than s
punishment lor a first offense,
Instead, the student can no longer
attend Carroll High School and cannot
be involved with the student activities
that he participated in.
I attended the School Board Meeting
on January 16th and listened to Carroll
High School student Sam Wysong's
My children will be attending NAC'S
and I will do everything I possibly can to
ensure that they attend a strong school
system that respects the Constitution.
New web site relief to public
Staff Edit orial
On Monday, the Indiana
Sheriffs' Sex Offender Registry-
went online. This website
provides maps to the public
that shows exactly where sex
offenders live, work, or even
go to school, and their photo.
But that isn't all the good
things that the new site has.
The website shows
information for three
combined databases of
offenders. It can zoom in
to half a mile from a given
address. Or you can search by
zip code, town, or an offender's
Within a three-mile radius
from the address of the IPFW
Student Housing, there are
37 registered sex offenders.
Within a five-mile radius,
there are 163, that we could
pass by on any given day.
Another important detail
is that you can choose to
show where local schools or
daycare centers are located on
the map. What a blessing.
Finally, a way to help
protect your children. You
can warn your children and
hopefully you'll keep a better
eye on them.
There are so many offenders
walking on the street and
we at least have the right to
be warned of where they are
living. Starting in April, you
will be able to sign up for an
email update that will warn
you if an offender moves into
This website is a great way
to let Hoosiers know who their
neighbors are. According to
the website, "harassment,
stalking, or threats may violate
Indiana law." So, don't get
any extreme ideas, just use
this site for the benefits that
Old-fashioned ways lead to fewer dates
In Other Words
1 believe that women should allow rr
care of them I also believe that women should
probably do most of the household chores and
raise babies In be perfectly honest I would be
liappv in life raising children while my husband
worked (so long as I could do my volunteer
work and pursue my photography when my
responsibilities were taken care of] This isn't to
say that 1 feel I will ever find a guy who thinks !
shouldn't work. Plus, I love working. I have two
jobs and work for the news paper.
I've worked sincel was 15. And, although thai
all sounds a hit sexist; it's just bow I feel. I can
work and raise a family one day without having
to live those old ideals of the woman belonging
in the kitchen, barefoot .mil pregnant. But I don't
find anything wrong with them, either. 1 know
that I am as self- sufficient and independent as
the next 21" century college woman.
1 just like to dream of a time where I didn't
have to worry about bills and who was going
to pay off my (and my future children's: , ollege
loans. Some women will look at me funny
from now on but it's who I am. I am quite old-
fashioned. If I had to elaborate on that one, I'd
also say that 1 do what I feel is safe.
I'll eat at the samecouple of r
I know what is 'safe' to eat (what
e types of mov
stray from my historical romance novels lor mv
I lead a very safe and old-fashioned life.
And. feeling sale m college while at Ball State I
would visit Wal-Mari ,u least twice a week. I'm
not sure how it started but since moving back
to Huntington I've found myself there just as
I found myself there on a Friday wh
should have heen ..Lit celebrating my friend's 24'" longer get:
birthday. Becoming obnoxiously drunk while
sum lied b\ .i hundred people just isn't my
Instead I w.is walking around U. illy World with
.mother Iriend mlm was still Irving to get me
to at least go ool and haw one drink! 1 browsing
through ilie lingerie'' section. I'm not as old-
laslnoned when it comes to my undergarments
how insanely crazy it is lor a 23-year-old to find
a guy to date in Fort Wayne, let alone at IPFW.
I'm at that weird college age where I should have
graduated by now (don't ever transfer... ever).
Those in my classes are either two to three
years younger than my sell nr older and i inning for days,
to college in their late 20s and early 30s. Which
leaves me with the choice of a guy who will
ask her out- right? HA! Since being at IPFW I've
realized i hat younger guys will ask a girl out- but
it's not a date. It's going to an athletic event
followed by some party at an apartment. The
older guys will rarelyaskagirlout... they will flin
reeks, even months to get their point
make that move. I really hate
red? Not really sure but It's the
ome up with. Yes, I know I'm a
They both come with their o
just finding one wi
. still don't. I talked
ill iiioi, ships and been (
w. I've had two normal
i countless first dates...
part lead to no second
, I do b
.' websites lor r:
, I read the
and I rarely
laughed at the Sponge Bob teddy I
" 1 had a right to judge those who
might purchase this piece of unique erotic
clothing I currently have no beau to wear it for
and what right do I have to itidge a girl who does
have a guv to model her fun-loving outfit?
As I stood next hi a sign wiih a great lug smilev
face and falling numbers I made a huge mistake-
when 1 thought ool loud. I wish someone would
set me up on a blind date.
With those words uiiered I've c ome to te.ili/e
I have nothing against NASI All but I don't
care if a particular dri vers favorite meal is a prime
rib wiih garlic-mashed potatoes and a coke with
no ice. Not a turn on to know that much... in
lact. it's quite stalkerish and I'm personally not
looking for a stalker.
I'm an old fasbionedg.il and rel use to continue
to date a guy if I know I have no interest in him
as a friend or more. (In other words, I'm highly
opposed io friends with benefits...)
Along those old-fashioned set of rules comes
the 'I will never ask a guy out.' In my mind a
guy should always ask the girl. She will make it
hl.itaniK obvious that she's interested and he'll
i bat they're...
only thing I c
I didn't we
about judging people in most of my columns
last semester and as I was walking around the
underwear and bras at Wal-Mart on a Friday
evening I was weighing the options of getting a
pint of Ben and jerry's (those two men have got
to be my most faithful lovers ever) or heading to
Peanuts for a drink.
Either way I'd have consumed the same
amount of calories (this is how I'll explain the ice
e gym on Tuesday). lam
Being old-fashioned kind of stinks with Dr.
Phil constantly telling me that I can be happy il
only I use Match mm and use the Internet to find
true love. Dr. Phil is the epitome of old-fashioned
and yet he's embiai ing tei hnnlngyand i el I nig me
to live a contemporery lite where happiness is
found in love on the Internet I refuse to believe
that and will sin k wnb im old-fashioned ways...
for now. If there are people who enjoy Sponge
bob teddies then there has surely got to be an
old-fashioned type of guy wailing somewhere
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Lifestyles of cheap and sleazy deadbeats
Oh. yes, another issue running amok in modem society. The
indolent trash of our communities solely slow down forward
progress in this country, and they seem 10 be of a special breed all
clarify, that is just southern white trash).
The stupidity does not end there. Nope. How about we let the
dim-witted people breed continuously for generations to come.
Darwin, where is your natural selection now?
Put briefly, in natural selection, the most well-adapted
organisms tend to survive and pass their genes on, while those
less well-adapted will be eliminated. Well, as long as little, white
trash children continue to run around Wal-Mart as if it is Disney
World, I will no longer believe in natural selection.
What has gotten me more fueled up about this than usual? 1
recently learned of a man who faked his own death to get out of
pa\ing child support.
Wow, 1 am surf those kids will not have problems with their
responsibility and fatherly issues .is they get older. Just picture it,
"Umm... ma'am, just because you dye your hair and call yourself
Fifi, does not mean you get out of paying your taxes."
lohnny Sterling Martin, the new icon to hopeless sleaze-balls
and deadbeat parents everywhere, is now in police custody, 28
years after faking his own death. Twenty-eight. The number just
Do you want to know how he got away with it (of course you
do, this is (on good nol to read)?
Mr. Rubbish Martin had a court date for failing to pay child
jstody payments totaling to $4,120, so he had a family member
itofit? Holy idiot judicial system,
Really? That was how he
After looking around more about these deadbeat parents not
paying child support. I came upon a surprising Web site. Illinois
has a list of all the "deadbeat" parents who owe $5,000 or more in
Oh, and this is where it really gets good. One man listed owes
5287,071.00, or a small mansion. He is probably what I like to call
a "Maury case." This scenario happens when several different
women, or in his case, half of the women in New Haven, bring
him onto the show, claiming he fathered their babies. He cries
up and down, "1 ain't fathad no bebbies. Youb all don't know who
yous slept wit." (Sound out for the poor grammar effect).
The results are in. Whoops! What do you know, "You are
the father." Now all heck breaks loose. "I told you! I told you,"
claim the heavyset women, jumping up and down the stage.
Immediately, out comes D West who tries to wrestle him some
cattle, while wearing his traditional cut-off shin. That sounds
I am not going out to say that only fathers are deadbeats, oh
no, 1 know there are plenty of mothers out there doing just as poor
of a job. The mothers may not deal with money issues as much,
but they are directly influencing the child, most often with lesser
so they do not continue the useless lifestyle their parents are
leading. Be a role model for these children now, and get the idiot
genes out of the pool.
Now, to sum up Mr. Martin's case: child support in 1979:
$4,120. Current amount owed: $30,000+. Faking your own death
1 he r
1 been killed ii
It's a good time to be a geek
Laughing from the Left
By Andrew C. Hoover
Let the title speak for itself: it is a damn fine time to be a geek.
Perhaps, it is the BEST time to be a geek.
We have done okay for ourselves. Some of us got filthy rich,
say, Billy Gates, and others of us have made some fantastic things
that have captured the world'. imagination like, say, Billy Gates.
Well, 1 am sure there are other geeks that did good and made
Momma proud other than Bill Gates.
All the same, you young geeks have it golden. It is almost
trendy to begeeky.
sporting glasses with thick frames, messy hair and scrubby
goatees is totally Hollywood, fust look at Rivers Cuomo,
lead singer of Weezer...the quintessential geek is also rapidly
bet inning very GQ.
Oh sure, it is no! the highesl In high fashion like Nicole Richie
nor is it the highest caliber of fame like Tom Cruise or the Pope,
but it is something.
Better than being made fun of and having to suffer fools
like Robert Carradine (star in all four "Revenge of the Nerds"
movies) at any rate. Moby and Dave Chappelle, the members
of the bands Sum 41 and My Chemical Romance all consider
themselves, proudly, to be geeks.
Almost a golden age.
This really occurred to me the other night while hanging out
with a large group of people.
We were sitting around, telling stories and just generally
entertaining each other; a good time you might say.
As the night progressed, one of the younger and attractive
females asked about the game Dungeons and Dragons. The
room, filled with older geeks who remembered the jeers and
verbal assaults, deflected the question with grimaces and mutters
ol 'nothing ' and "just a game."
She persisted. One of the other guys, eager to impress the
young lady, actually worked up the courage to tell her about the
To our collective shock she wanted to play and had a genuine
a question would have sent
field such a question.
Socially, D&D was down there with dropouts, kids who wore
costumes to school on non-Halloween days, and the homeless...
disdained, ignored, and jeered at every opportunity.
How things change. ..now it is just another game, a thing
people do to hang out.
Oh, I won't be so bold as to call it as socially praised as poker
or Monopoly, but it has gotten a lot more accepted by the public
Okay, maybe it is better than Monopoly. At least we role-
playing geeks are not being accused of Satanism and murder
Other than growing up and getting mature, something else-
had to happen. Well, geeks got rich.
The Internet and the computer-boom of the '80s and '90s
geeks rich, so rich tlu-y survived die crash of the '90s. Geeks
started making good, really good, music and movies. Video
games became more fun, high-tech and beautiful... not just a fat
plumber running around in an 8-bit world, but truly graphical
and entertaining experiences.
Something everyone could get into. And the people that made
them got rich.
And the people who play them are starting to get rich...
motherboards endorsed by tournament winners, hell, just the
tournaments themselves can net some big cash money.
Am I saying that the only reason geekiness is "cooler" than it
was is because it makes tons of money?
Oh, as a matter of fact, I am.
So then, young geek, perk up. Things are sunny this day. Grab
your iPod filled with MC Chris, Opiimus Rhyme and Andrew
W.K.! Don't comb your hair!
Put on your glasses and grab your DMG! It is okay, young
geek, it is okay.
Keep on being who you are, what you want to be. Roll a d20,
run that Linux OS, and place that television on G4...our time is
What the political
world needs now
By Chris Wetzel
In these grim days ol the Rre.it, beleaguered American republic,
we are forced to lake a long, hard look at the nation in which we
are living. Our president has admitted to authorizing criminal
wiretaps, our legislators are revealed to be more fantastically
corrupt by the day, and the general public is increasingly unsure
of why w
e invaded Iraq.
v did this happen? Where did we go
It will be instructive to look to our past, to the leaders we once
had that weren't a pack ol belligerent, manipulative crooks. We
can look at leaders like Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass,
lames Garfield, and Rutherford Hayes, and notice that they all
have one thing in common.
They had beards.
"But wait", you say. "A heard has nothing to do with honesty
or the ability to lead. In fact, Mayes was an unremarkable one-
term president and Uirlield was assassinated only four months
into his term!" You make these objections because you, sir, are
a communist. Have you ever seen Abraham I incoln without his
For your convenient e, such a picture has been included with
this column - and iorgn inllowiug him inlo battle or doing great
deeds, I wouldn't follow ih.it man to K-Mart.
Icanletyouinoii a I it lie se< ret tlial a certain powerful kitchenware
manufacturer doesn't want you to know, too. The prevailing
account of Garfield'- death i- that he was shot by a madman upset
by his inability to achieve a cushy ambassadorship.
The truth, printed here for the first time, is that Charles
Guiteau was actually working on behalf of the mysterious Oneida
community as part of their plot to eliminate prominent beards,
which they saw as a threat to their free love collective In New
Now Oneida only makes housewares... or so they would have
us believe. I'd just like to point out that we have no prominent
bearded politicians, and Oneida is thriving.., you may draw your
In case the above examples didn't convince you of the virtues,
of beardedness, I'd like to point something out. You know who
didn't have a beard-' Hitler Neithei did Stalin they both just had
you to slaughter millions ol iunoi ent people. I don't think anyone
is going to make that claim. All I'm saying is, Tojo had a moustache
and Nanking didn't rape itself.
But the more important quest ion is. what can the beard do for
us today? Plenty! We all reniemhei shortly at lei the 2000 elections
when Gore emerged once again into the world sporting a mighty
beard. He drew criticism lor i( at the time, and indeed only allowed
it to grow while in -hoik over losing to an idiot man-child.
All the same, you just try and tell me diat he didn't look more
presidential with the heard. That wasn't even a well cared-for
beard; it was a borderline mountain man beard. Just imagine the
power for change held by a neatly trimmed beard in our hectic,
all it would prove that he could in lact grow one, and finally put tt
rest that suspicion in my mind that he's actually a freakishly tall 13
year old boy with a bumpkin accent and bad skin.
Knowing thai he is a grown man alter all would, I'm sure, inspire
no end of new confidence in our citizens and soldiers.
Not to be ignored is the respect it would generate overseas, as I
need hardly tell you thai certain foreign situations would become
far easier if certain foreign persons saw a certai
respectable man ralher than a child of privilege.
Of course the changes would not merely be cosme
power of beardedness confers strength, forth Tightness
and other virtues possessed in abundance by Grizzly Ada!
Why, in no time at all our president would find himself favoring
flannel clothes and living hall the year in a mountain cabin where
he will wisely care for the forest and heal injured wildlife. It is
impossible to conceive of such a man ordering hoys into battle for
Maybe I'd like polit
s ideas than their
e this to insult the president, I
Restaurant job brings grief
The past two summers
nd also during most of my
;nior year, I've worked
now. These babies were in the
middle of a restaurant, what
I supposed to tell the other
Those of you customers?
probably understand the
varieties of customers that you
run into on a day to day basis.
Even if you have never worked
Each of the women was holding
a baby carrier. 1 told them they
' I go ahead and
lunch. Of course there were
short breaks, but all the breaks
ended up in another round of
shrieking. Finally, the check
was paid and they headed out
the door, still screaming.
Why would a mother let her
children go on and on like that?
Especially at a
at 5 o'clock, go out on the lake,
catch hundreds of fish, and
then stay all day and feed it to
dummies like you.
"Well, what do you have that
Salad. Soup. A chicken salad
sandwich. A B.LT. sandwich.
Wait, scratch the last one, bacon
has to be frozen.
"I guess I'll
t and I would be right with place, where people
returned. The ladies had
sat down at a table near the
window; the babies were still
in their carriers, underneath
the table next to them. That's
right; they moved the chairs
and shoved the baby carriers
beneath the table.
After I returned with their
drinks, they were ready to order.
As I'm standing there, awaiting
their order, one of die babies
The baby scream. The shrill,
heartbreaking baby scream
The first baby woke the other
baby and then there were two
break from the office, conduct a
short business meeting or catch
up with an old friend, and they
have to hear two screeching
babies that aren't properly
being taken care of during their
Fine, whatever suits you. 1
didn't realize that freezing food
to keep It from spoiling was
' msly, what
lat its ok to do ridiculous
lings in a restaurant?
Then there are the people
things like that, don't get
maybe 1 do.
Being that the
work at also has a bar, I have
plenty of stories of people in all
of their drunken glory. I have
plenty of stories from snobby,
seafood, so of c
presumably the mother, looked
at me and said, "Oh, don't worry,
they'll stop eventually."
I was completely stunned
"You don't catch ]
in the lake?" (The ti
located on a channel between
Oh the magnificent life of e
Advertisers use logos to brainwash
As I Stood
Classroom Medical the other
day, I watched people walking
by. It was very apparent to
me the individuals who had
confidence and those who
could be called shy and/or less
confident, and of course those
who wanted to be different.
I have to admit I have always
considered myself one to go
against pop culture in many
respects. Even though I own
a Nike ball cap and a few Old
Navy shirts I prefer not to wear
"logofied" clothing. My biggest
issue with this is that I paid
for the items and the company
gets free advertisement from
me wearing them. I prefer to
get what feels comfortable and
gets the job done.
I watched the crowd passing
and thought to i
have lower self-'
just seems that having some
son of name brand item gives
individuals a more prominent
As 1 watched the people
walking by I tried to figure
jo some research. 1
later jumped on the Internet
and searched for any kind of
studies or statistics on the
buying of certain products and
perceptions. I was amazed at
what I found. I thought that
study proved that
individual's perceptions of a'
product are not as accurate as
one might think.
It mentions that 30 percent
of the individuals studied could
not tell the difference and that
this is where branding comes
.if others based on clothing
seems that as we buy products
we do so not because of a better
quality, but most likely because
marketing of that product
e that it is almost of i
the Internet conducted a study
ty depends on imported versus domestic
" brands of clothing in regards K
n not saying
purchasing. The study showed
that there was a higher demand
for imported items from other
it dawned on me how much J
myself judge people off their
clothing, even when I protest
so much against the logos worn
And here I thought thai we
Americans were bad about
showing off. Along with this of
course is the ever-popular Paris,
fashion capital of the world with
some of the most expensive
clothing I would never buy, but
Another interesting factor I
came across on the Internet is
a study performed to see if a
build a certain kind of feeling
associated with their product.
I have a little knowledge of
from my Principals of
studies brings things i
whole different perspective.
Seeing that 1 am such a big
people-watcher (and what else
am I to do while I smoke my
cigarette between classes?) I
i The Evolution
"Underworld" hits theaters
its second edition page A7
ThI:G>MMI NK .AIi Hi
a new world
I a doubt, die r
r had t
World and cannot fiillv decide v
I like iit Do I hate it?
I even waited .1 night hi write this I thought
that if I "slept on it," maybe I would feel stronger
one way or the other. No such luck.
TheNewWorlti.^.nvMp.i nlin I, irrell. Christian
Bale, Christopher Plummer, and
Q'Orianka Kilcher, is exactly about what the
previews. uul die media tell you: Pocahontas and
John Smith. Hut don't be fouled; this is a far cry
from the Disney version of eleven years ago.
Terrence Malick's quiet retelling of the
seventeeinh-ecutiiry love slury does something
the over-hyped cartoon could not: make the
s real. (And there are no annoying song
, teaching her about tlie ways of England,
havoc breaks out when the Native
Americans learn thai die 1 ngli-h settlers have no
intention <if leaving.
This leads to IVuahontas's father, knowing
fully that she gave the settlers seed for corn,
exiling her from the tribe. She is cast off and
then bought b\ the "president" (as ihey call ill of
v be with her beloved. Il is a sad day
Enter Captain John Rolfe (Bale.
► NEW WORLD: Page A 7
birthday bash for
By Louisa Danielson
The all-Mozart performance opened with
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, a serenade for string
orchestra. Mozart wrote ibis piece while taking
a brief vacation from his work on the opera
Dim Uiovanui in 17(17. Ibis evening, the light
notes of the serenade w
applause between n
of the piece.
The concert continued with the Symphony
no. 12 in G major. One of Mozart's earlier
symphonies, this piece was probably completed
by the time the composer was fifteen years old
The fourth movement of the symphony includes
harmonies that are reminiscent of the Orient.
Music Director l.dvard Ichiv/hel mentioned
that this was a popular technique used during
Following the intermission, the orchestra
was joined by the Philharmonic Chorus and
ihe Heartland « liambi-r < horale logelher thev
performed a number of fi
works, which, Tchivzhel said, are not heard very
often. Pieces included Ave Verutn (Jurpu^ 1K.UH1
Inter Natos Mulierum (K. 72) Mi*rirorrlit,s
Domini IK. 222i I Wide I'onuli iK. 260) Kyrie IK.
341) and VeniSanae ^pinius Iclmv.hel spoke of
the "contrapuntal brilliance" of the MiwrUonlius:
this pkee resembled work by llach and displayed
s shorter sacred
choirs in the Vinete.
Choir director Robert Nance walked onstage
to accept several bows with I chiwhel at the close
shows at new
in Visual Arts
By Eric Millard
worldwide and personal v
the viewer with a human experience transcending culture,
class and age The images affect you immediately with their
boldness. The shapes entice and intrigue. The unique masks
that greet you front, right arid left forbid you to turn callously
away. You stand transfixed, transfigured and compelled to
understand This is the profound, the personable, artistry of
Willis Ring" Davis.
"The mistake of contemporary art is that it has become
distant from the ordinary person.' says Davis. "Il has become
elitist. I want to rekindle interest in art as an expression
of everyday lire." Viewing ihe diversity of Davis's art. one
recognizes (hat appreciation for the unexpected, unadorned
moment where honesty slums Irom experience bared in a
gaze or a gesture. Most so in his photography, where human
expression is surrounded by vivid, substantiating color and
But also in his woudciiulh organ it. and free spirited pottery,
one sees, or perhaps feels, a respect for the elements with
which Davis works, bui does not try to master. One derives a
sense of cooperation, both in the intent of Davis as artist, and
in the message one carries out the doorway and back into that
even-day life Davis wants passionately to educate and edify,
about art. but more so, about what art can presen'e and inspire
"There are specific themes I try to convey through my work,"
says Davis. "One theme is a reconnect ion with African culture
and its placement of importance on respect for ancestors as
i of passage." Davis sees a need, especially among
society's African-American youth, to
a heritage thai is lilc-attiiniing and thai era mirages productive
p. mil ipation m one's community.
He hopes that the positive impact of art can be a counter to
negative influences on youth, such as gangs.
► WILLIS GALLERY: PageA?
Willis "Bing" Davis Gallery
Visual Arts Building
1 Opening February 24
Just next door to Visual Arts
is Williams Theatre where
"Comedy of Errors" will open.
i March 24-April 13
Senior BFA Exhibits are
featured. Opening reception is
March 24 from 6-8 p.m.
Rarely have I visited a gallery that makes such
efficient use oi space to display such a variety of
media. From eccentric but I'legani handcrafted jewelry to
vivid, expressive paintings and plmmejapliy, flu* Orchard
Gallery of Fine Art presents a fascinating display of local
talent. For students interested in diverse and unique
an styles, The Orchard Gallery will be hosting a series of
exhibits over the upcoming few months.
Until January 31, the gallery will display a collection
ni delighilul ,\\n.i imaginative jewelry by Greg and B.J.
Jordan. From February 2 through 2!), Sue Davis will
present her mixed media paintings and collages, spirited
works inspired by organic ami geologii contours, shapes
and tenures. March 2-11 Ihe Orchard Gallery will host
"Making Waves 1 " an invitational spring exhibit where
several artists improvise works centered upon the theme
word "wave," from clay pieces and glasswork io painting
29 Kim Rorick,
present hei hand painted porcelain pottery. May -1-30
The Orchard Gallery will have on display Ian McMunry
Arnold's lively depictions of everyday .m^ fantasy scenes,
from dog shows to mermaids to coastal landscapes.
Whatever the current exhibit, The Orchard Gallery
always has works by the aforementioned and other artists
lor viewing ami purchase. Simply perusing the store's
offerings is a delight, but any of them would make a
Founded by local artists in l l if! t. The Orchard Gallery
of Fine Art is a cooperative establishiiieni with many of
its original members still involved and dial welcomes the
p.irm ipation of new, local artists. The Orchard Gallery is
,t 6312A Covington Road in Fort Wayne, about a
nile south ot kllci-on i'<i
The Orchard Gallery
Gallery open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
i January Feature
This month's feature is the
distinctive jewelry work of
Greg and BJ Jordan.
i June 18-19
The Orchard Gallery
participates in the annual
Covington Art Fair.
Underworld: Evolution sets no new standards
■ Like most sequels, the new film hardly lives up to the original piece or the pre-release hype
i do mean stupid) previews to
end. When it finally started, the
audience gets the back story
and bites Mike. Now, normally
a human couldn't take both
, but he happens
taken out every single one in
the coven; then burns their
house to the ground. Next, he's
Let me preface this article
before I get to the nitty-gritty. I
have been breathlessly awaiting
the premier of Underworld:
Evolution since I saw Marcus
accidentally being fed blood
' e original three long years
sucker * r ~~
Ml of th
the immortality. Maybe it's
the allure of boundless power
(if you forget about the whole
the "sun-is-a-killer" thing).
Maybe it's the wicked t
sinker. I'm completely unafraid
to admit that I own— and
regularly watch — the unedited
director's cut of Underworld.
(And all of the Blade trilogy...
and Queen of the Damned.. .the
Ijsi jusi goes on.)
Anyway, I was so excited to
see this flick that 1 was actually
giddy, like a girl that has just
gotten her first kiss. I sat. albeit
l that has "Star V
itten all c
Corvinus decent; which then
turns him into the first hybrid important
rip-off (half-lycan, half-vamp). Come a lycan or a vamp drinks the
Marcus, was bitten by a bat,
while the other, William, was
bitten by a wolf. But before I go
any further, perhaps 1 should
give you the Reader's Digest
version of the first one, lest
this review make absolutely no
sense (not that they ever do.) In
Underworld, Beckinsale plays
: for food (which
is highly unusual). So, she does
what any good vamp would do:
she hunts down Michael (the
human who is played by Scon
Speedman) herself in hopes to
figure out why the lycans want
him. She finds him, falls in
love with him and watches him
get bitten by the most hardcore
of all lycans. Then her world
gets rocked when she finds out finding
that the vamp that turned "
also killed her family (she
lycans were after him. Caught
that. Marcus finds Selene and
tries to kill her, but Michael
to the rescue. He doesn't kill
Marcus, but he roughs him up
big. Marcus retreats, giving
Michael and Selene ample
upid (and kill Michael, so she kills Viktor
of Viktor (there's no reference
to "Buffy" at all. ..ok, maybe
a little one.) Little do they
know that Marcus is alive and
killing. He has systematically
i the first one).
Fast forward an hour and you
find out that Selene has some
very important information
locked away in that immortal
brain of hers. You also learn
why, when Viktor decimated
her family, he kept her. (1
give that away.) The
of the aforementioned info
leads to one bloody knock-
down-drag-out fight in which
the good guys prevail. (Can
there really be "good guys-
Illustration by Eugene Harding and Andres Pontes
■: rarely us good, and almost first. Which, lei's lie real, isn't*
iver better, than the original, saving ton terribly much. Did
and Underworld: hvoltilion is no I like it- Ofioursc. Will I buy;
bloodsuckers?) Plus, much to different. This one was much it? Naturally. Was 1 let down?'
my approval, they leave it open darker— in every single aspect. A little. Here's hoping the third.
■ let there he i
- -till i
Another theme that is central to Davis'
uuavoid.ihK and visceially present in his c
powerful social commentary. His"'
> art, and that is
irrent exhibit is a
Brutality Mask #5"
opolitical consciousness. The
mask but as an embodiment of
experience, strangely unassuming and yet implacably solid. It is
also a characteristic example of Davis's ingenious assemblage of
"found" objects into a coherently and complexly eloquent work
Davis's largest works, in terms of size alone, are stark oil
pastels o7i black rag board and emory cloth that evoke, more
than anything, the kente and adinkra textiles of Ghana, where
fabric is woven with patterns and symbols that have special
significance, such as democratic rule or creative innovation. Davis
lias mentioned, too, his experience in Nigeria as inspiration
pastels. However, there is anothi
pieces, Davis reveals, that underlies the broader cultural
"My grandmother was a quilter." says Davis. "And the slave quilt;
intertwining energy. One might consider die emergence of this
energy from pattern as symbolizing the spirit of both Davis as
artist and as cultural celebrator. In a way. his art serves a purpose
similar to many of Africa's tribal dances— to strengthen the bonds
within a community.
Davis spent much of his life, in addition to his an. teaching
students to find their own artistic spirit and voice. "Teaching
is a process of sharing," Davis says. "Whenever I have taught, 1
have learned something in return from my students." Speaking
with Davis, one recognizes immediately a personal sensitivity
and a desire to foster a love of community wherever he goes.
"Art helps me to understand myself and others." Davis has been
involved in international conferences where arti:
meet and interact with fellow artists in Africa, as well
In his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, Davis is working v
community artists to arrange a celebration of one of
first black poets, Paul Laurence Dunbar, through various anistic
presentations that honor Dunbar. This, the latest in a life defined WALLS: A sample of Willis displayed tn the gallery,
personal level to these by community involvement and concern, leaves the impression
that, for as long a
e will h
e for cooperation
i played a role in inspiring r
entided "Ancestral Spirit Dance." display at IPFW's Visual A
of his oil pastels presents a regularly patterned image of
, perhaps more importantly, i
geometrical shapes and isolated color that erupts it
" (there's a subtle innuendo
there) with him because she is married to
it least emotionally.
i. and a couple from her ti
voyage across the ocean.
They meet the royalty and Rebecca i
400 years, The New World captures the
innocence and devotion between two of
America's foremost characters.
All the audience sees are idyllic shots
of Smith and Pocahontas frolicking in the
woods or river.
There're a lot of shots of them holding
hands and touching one another's skin. It's
all very pure, very beautiful.
The acting, though, was great.
Bale never disappoints.
Farrell. well, I'm not his biggest fan
(does he not know how to un-furrow his
eyebrows?!), but he did all r
I think it takes a better actor t<
olhing than to be riddled with words.
(who's related to Jewel) v
me shot of a waterfall or young
a thousand; which is part She
not sure how 1 feel about
her one true love. (Am I making you sick
yet? Because I just threw up a little in my
Walking through the gardens of the
palace, they speak— not a lot, but they
speak — of their lives now, and she realizes
that she could have never been with him
She understands that she is with the
man meant for her. She asks that Rolfe
take her back home, but, unfortunately,
she never makes it there. She dies, with her
husband at her side.
A story that has remained in lore for
bird, there v
of the reasot
Don't get me wrong, the landscape
were breathtaking, but it just made th
movie move so slowly.
It was roughly two and a half hours Ion
and, honestly, the story could've been toll
Also, there was no real climax. I had I
ask the friend I went with if I just missed ii
Dakota Fanning have I seen a
s talented as Kilcher.
from having the affect ol a
child to being a woman; it was wonderful.
1 know, in my head, that she didn't grow,
it her presence matured while she w
Overall, after writing this, I think I c
say that I enjoyed The New World. I dc
think I'll buy it, i
—but definitely an
Not bad for a 15-year-old, but only ii
day's work for an actor.
taken on a rollercoaster ride of ei
Then again, I got very antsy and a LOT of
people walked out.
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UBC has positives, more cons
By Skip Hooligan
& Trip McFeely
t much to talk about
third issue logethc
the Magic Kingdom. Well. 1
Skip: Like hanging out at the Magic Kingdom. Well, to start we found
ourselves in .1 basketball conference IliiH may tie lit. higgi-si juke Nine.'
,M (.ore running fin president. Also, wed like to discuss the need for
nctier IPFW alblciics Web sltea
d overall spurts coverage from litis week:
Tfipfl think we can mention a few things about the men's volleyball
performance lasl weekend against a top-ranked team. Ready to embark
on another adventure Sir Hooligan?
Skip: Hi-ho. Now litis week we learned we .ire joining ,1 little siuni-lhing
called the United Hasketball I nnforcnec My lirsl gill feeting is like, what a
jnke. After a heahliv bowel cleansing, my gut still told me this was a joke.
Wti.ii du vnu think?
Trip: For those of you that don't know, IPFW joined independenl
bands witli N Dakoia State. S Dakota Slate. Utali Valley Stale, Texas Pan-
American .ind our personal favorite, NIIOT Gin you break that acronym
down for our fans, Skip?
Skip: Now lust In Our Team sticks?
Trip: Close, New Jersey Institute of technology. I hear their mascot is a
I GB flash drive.
Skip: /\li yes, the Flghtln' Nerds.
Trip: So this ad-hm conglninerair of homeless Dl programs started
their own "conference" lasi week, and how would \ou judge die inception
oi the mighty UBC?
Skip: Well there are two ways to look at this. 1) It will help our
scheduling, which is a major plus, and 1 think you would agree,
,1 horrible damn idea just to make a "conference"
Trip: I agree. It does snlidilv out -c lu-duling in January and February
when the majority ot teams are playing 'hen own conference- schedule.
Hui we still have to go in Iexas, die Dakntas. anil Utah to play these teams.
Ill, it cant help the ll'l W athletics savings account. Another thing that
makes me laugh is the fact thai everywhere in the papers and 1111 the news
it was commented bv coat lies and athletic directors that this is NOT a
conference, don't refer to it as a conference i hen Win call ii the United
liaskctbalK HM1 HI N( I-"?!:'! Silly people.
Skip: What do you mean'' I think this will gel niajoi sponsors like Nike,
McDonalds. IVpsiand Subway. I mean lured can tie the llniied llaskethall
Conference spokesperson and eat crappy sutis and talk about the crappy
conference with a side of Baked Lays. Why don't all the remaining
Independents come logeitier and form something that can get them
the tournament somewhere down the line? Where
1 nngwnud at in this?
Trip: Because they are smarter than us. I also heard lhal we are now
down to five people in this "alliance." Since North Dakota State beat
Wisconsin on the road last weekend, they have taken Purdonts spot in
the Big 10.
Skip: Yeah. Purdue certainly blows, just like (his idea Why aren't the
link pendents doing home ami away games mm anyway? This makes no
logii 10 me at all. If you look at it, North Dakota state had a lot of money
at dial game ai Wisconsin due to them, so they really had nothing to lose
it with an amazing win. I hat was a wiiumt program is striving
Skip I llon'l know; the s, lieduling ihuig I like Maybe we won't have
.•yen-game road stretches now. bui the idea in iisell is moronic, really;
they might as well add the Sally Strulhers Irmk Driving Academy and
" izarelli School of Cool in ii as well. Their team looks pretty damn
Trip: I also heard the Bayside Community College is also on the radar.
So our volleyball team losl iwic e over die weekend, but showed promise for
ihis year and beyond. And hey 1 We are back in the top IS in the country!
Skip: Yes we are. I he California teams are lough though, plus those
surfers play volleyball a lot out there. This weekend everyone needs to
■kickin' to give out to those bird lovers down South. It s
right now the volleyball team has the talent, they are just making a
inexperienced mistakes. We have a lot of youngin's out there, but I
you, Colin Lundeen is a hell of a setter.
Skip: I've heard so. We need
complete lineup of hoodlums, 1
need put in their place.
Trip: 1 agree, Ibev still lean on being David 1-etterniaii's alma mater like
lie is still the funniest guy 111 late night. Sorry redbirds fans, Conan O'Brien
passed him long ago.
Skip: I know, Dave SUCks now I just hope our clever marketing
department makes some more of those great shirts, don't you?
Trip: Oh I know So all die ll'l W freeloaders can show up and get a shirt
Skip: Agreed. Inn people need tit show up. 1 believe Ball Slate in men's
and women's volleyball are our only rivals that are huge in any sport.
Beside-, Ball State is a cesspool of garbage around an even larger pile
for scheduling Trip: if that's possible. I'd rather have no football team than a team like
Skip: Agreed. So basically the students need t
men's volleyball team on. Il's usually a good nine \
show up and root the
hen Ball State comes to
vomen's basketball this
week too, haven't we
Trip: Yes sir. The
where they will be it
a game lasl weekend on the road,
ccond coming ol I tuisi Meanwhile
mpelitive vet still can't get a win.
Skip: I know, f
road. And our women's team is competitive but can't seem to
"W." Ashley Johnson has stepped her game up, though. The wor
a huge game Wednesday against Butler. That would be a huge w
Trip: Any win for them is huge at this point. Hopefully they c
St. and off the Bulldogs and maybe get o
11. We competed with Mu I iigan Slate
Trip: And perhaps ii
and Purdpnl on the road this year tor a tiali
th^qiher team doesn't show up, as the Badge
Trip And what sj he ileal with leaving our other sports 1
ot invite the softball and baseball teams into ilus illustrious "alliance?"
Skip: Or our water jioloand ballroom dancing t(
Skip: True. Then they can put it on our amazing Web site, can't they?
Trip: Oh my word, skip ll could lie il it- worsi in collegiate sports. And it's
not necessarily anyone's fault up there now because they are all stretched
thin. All I'm wondering is, we have all this money to renovate and add on
10 the Gates (enter, why can't we hire someone to do a decern Web site-'
Skip: Idon'i know It's like something a tend) grader would do, and that
may be putting down the tenth grader.
Trip: Here's an idea. Follow me here, everyone. How about we hire a
lew graphic arts and design students tin face I hear they have one ai their
disposal up 1 hen- and pay i hem n: develop a pirn pin Web site? Heck, we
are in a conference, wait, excuse me, an ALLIANCE now!
Skip: I concur ( it her colleges blow ours away. Most oldiis year we had
players on our headers thai weren't even playing. ,
Trip: And we could aKd update the stats on the 1ndivi1U1.il players'
|),igc-.saJso. It's just a Luce, del -someone lojusi deal with the Web sile, Thai
1 ould perhaps give 11
Skip: And have sioi
schools do But maybe
lake years to develop.
e (gasp!) credibility.
Trip: Yes ii does covet die women too Not like ii will matter I hear the
I ighlin Nerds don'i have a women's team, but they do have a hard-drive
Skip: Guild, they'll lose their jobs anyway to India. So quick recap on
the UBC. Trip.
Trip: Well, ii helps us in scheduling Hut in terms of joining a conference.
this is a step backwards With mv teams it's too small to be considered for
ic bid for the NOW tourney Perhaps the Mid -Con and Horizon
basketball ton' Nothing has been Trip: Yes. yes. Maybe it will happen when they re- name the Dirk Baxter
Memorial Stadium, Arena and Petting Zoo to The Skip and Trip Mutt Cutts
Skip: 1 hear plans arc in the works to do just that. Well Tripster, it seems
we have reached the end of the road in another amazing article.
Trip: Yes. we have. 1 cannot wan umil we have some groupies. But I hear
will consider u
s thing and ti
the first groupie c
Skip: And V
Trip: Well that's it for this week. Everyone take care and
through another week. Until next lime, this is Skip Hooligat
McFeely bidding you adieu.
point game again. Hall called a lime out to
calm his troops. The next play saw freshman
Colin I undeeii give a perfect set to junioi lason
Hemphill, who knocked down one of his six kills
to give IPFW the game w'
to a 23-18 lead. Northridge rallied a
within two points before Ullrich ended their
game four hopes with a powerful kill.
In the fifth and deciding game, IPFW came
out strong and finished strong, but fell fiat
somewhere in between, allowing a 5-5 game to
turn into a 5-10 game, Fittingly, a Kneubuhl kill
did in the Mastodons as Norihridge celebrated
the close win.
"Their defense was much better than ours
and ii's trust rating when you can't put a ball away
so we started to make some mistakes," Macias
noted. "We still ilmii have that killer instinct to
put teams away when they're ready to be put
away. In volleyball vim have to be able to do that
because vou can't just run out the clock. If you
stop playing, you lose."
Macias led' ll'l W on Friday with \.l kills and
11 digs. Ullrich added 11 kills and 8 digs while
I undeeii helped on the set with :i 6 assists.
Even in the loss, Macias knows that even the
chance to play against lellow ranked teams like
.Norihridge is very important.
"All the Midwest teams still are considered
lesser caliber than the out west teams so even
though we are in the rankings with them, we still
have to show that we can play with any team in
the country when 11 comes time." he said.
The Mastodons entered the next night looking
to make things a litde different in their rematch
with the Matadors Hut despite strong attempts,
il was again Norihridge who walked away victors
Again, Northridge came out on the attack
in front of the crowd of 1,287 fans at the Gates
Center. Lischer came out on the offensive,
registering seven kills in the opening game to
give the Matadors ,m advantage Lischer had 16
kills on the night and was one ol lour Northridge
players to enter double-digits in kills.
kneubuhl also added 16 while Cary Hanson
had 10 kills and 1 1 digs. Rhodes lead the team
and the match with 19 kills, lie also had 10 digs.
"The first game, we weren't ourselves at all, we
just got dominated,'' noted Ullrich,
This time, the Mastodons did not wait until
the third game to fight back, putting on a block
party against Northridge led by senior Serdar
Sikca ami sophomore lush Stewart. Sikca, who
ranked in the top 20 nationally in blocks a
had five block a
Steward had eight assis
from Friday night's
11 Saturday v.
; wnh his
points at the end ol tht'ga
propelled 1PFW to the win
"We tried to focus on
game instead worrying ab
it them," Macias said
made for Saturday.
i of the adjustm.1
After a third game
and were left playing catch-up. the Mastodons
entered game four with a renewed spirit. Every
time the Matadors would strike, the Mastodons
would strike back leading by as many as four at
25-21, With the game ai 2H-H8. Mat 1,1s slammed
e of his
a high 17 kills 10 put II
a game point situation. Again Northridge fought
back at took the game point adv. ullage at 31-30.
Just in the knick of time, Hemphill saved the
day for 1PFW with a kill as the Matador block
attempt veered out ol hounds. But it just was
not to be for 1PFW as a Stewart service error
and a block by Matadors Travis Blumling and
Man Bellante ended the night with a win for
Norihridge at 33-31.
lage was tabbed to win the i oleman Division.
While other teams have already played conference games.
IPFW will begin their play this week with I wo opponents they have
much history with. Lewis is in their final season of NCAA sanctions
after using an ineligible player several years ago when they won
the National Championship and will likely start many freshmen
this weekend according to IPFW coach Arnie Ball. The Flyers
have 16 freshmen on the roster, one sophomore and only two
up|ierclassmen. both juniors. On Saturday night, the I
wall travel to Loyola where they knocked off the number t
"We're really going to have 10 he in die game mentally especially
for Loyola because the gym is so small and loud that you can
easily fall apart," noted Macias. "Not to mention they're going be
wanting some revenge alter these guvs beat them last year so it'll
Macias is a transfer to IPFW from Findlay, who no longer has a
men's volleyball program, ll'l \\ knocked Findlay out of the MIVA
Tournament last season before advancing to face Loyola in the
Semi-Finals. "We want to win the MIVA outright this season. It
is really important to come out this weekend,'' sophomore Brock
Ullrich said of the urgency to have a strong showing against two
perennial MIVA top teams. In preparation for the start of MIVA
play, IPFW has started 2-2 hosting Carthage, Juniata and sixth
also played strong i
:ond in the conference. IPFW tias a fairly long team
j most in the MIVA. Last weekend against Northridge,
one freshman antl tout sophomores. More than likely,
players will start and/or see significant time this
e of the sophoi
e youth to be
"As young as we seem we are actually pretty experienced. Pretty-
much everyone on the court this year was a starter last year, our
setter (Colin Lundeen) has a lot of experience from playing in
junior college in Canada so that helps, and (senior) Serdar Sikca
has a lot of volleyball experience and does a really good job picking
up things we are missing and letting 11 s know about it." he said.
Loyola is predicted 10 finish third in the conference with the
young Lewis team tabbed t<
Despite being ranked fifteenth nationally and being picked
With the pair of losses. IPFW falls to 2-15 this season and 1-8 under Paul. The Mastodons an
currently on a seven game skid but will look 10 revive the winning ways against Hurler on Jan. 25 a
1. IPFW hosts Longwood three days later at 1 p.m.
Gates Center a
Martinez twins break school record
The IPFW women's track and field team finished in sixth place of six teams at the Bowling Green
State meet on Jan. 20 with 17 points, hut freshmen sisters Crystal and Crysiina Martinez broke
teammate Ashley Rite bey's school record in the .0(10 meter run.
Crystal finished in 18:07 and Crysiina finished soon thereaftera
:t her record of 4.56 meters in 2003.
NCAA to release RPI ratings on Feb. 2
The NCAA men's and women's basketball tournament comn
(Ratings Percentage Index) ratings for the first time ever on Feb, :
The RPI ratings help select die tournament postseason fields a
com from Feb. 2 through the end of the season.
3:12. The old record of 18:13 w
In the long jump, leaping I
s will publicly release the RPI
n be found at www.ncaasports.
Liltlepage, chairman of the E
"We think that announcing the results of the RPI ranking on a weekly basis has i
Ian. 21. It was the Badg
games at Kohl Center.
The Bison are in iheir third year ol a live year transit inn process from Division II io Division I and
are one of five teams to join IPFW in the United Basketball (.ont.-rencc aim' .c-d last week, IPFW
plays the Bison on Feb. 4 and Feb. 26.
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Depth, strengths shown
In All Directions
On the surface, it looks just
like a pair of losses. But if you
look a little deeper, you will
see that this past weekend's
volleyball matches were season
defining performances. Yeah
they lost both matches, but the
Ix:. Ki. passion and pure talent
that the Mastodons showcased
will live on in my memory for
The team came ready to play
notions. They were outranked
and perhaps overmatched, but
that did not stop the Mastodons
from hanging with the sixth
ranked Matadors from start to
finish both nights. I have to
give credit to this team that I
personally did not know what
to expect out of.
"We've been second rate
to the California teams for 35
years," coach Arnie Ball said.
"We try very hard to narrow
This past weekend was a
nice step in the right direction
to help narrowing that gap. So
thumbs up to Ball and his team
for taking a proactive stance on
trying to be seen on the same
a casual fan, that 1PFW should
not be a top contender in the
MIVA or in the country. But
the play that the team has
demonstrated so far, even in two
losses, should counteract most
if not all of those opinions.
Let's face an obvious fact;
this is a very young team. There
is one freshman (two if counting
red shirt Corey Stewart) and
Two of those seven second-year
players (Mike Morici and Josh
Stewart) played huge minutes
last season and another (Brock
Ullrich) was able to come in
several times under pressure
and provide. Throw in the
addition of Findlay transfer
younger players for stepping
up in a year where there is no
real dominant upperciassman
as there has been in the past
few years with Matt Zbyszewski
and Jeff Ptak.
"Theiryouth and enthusiasm
plus. They work
players may not do," Ball said
of the team.
But that is not to say that they
do not have excellent senior
leadership. The Mastodons
now have only two seniors in
Serdar Sikca and Mike Daiga.
The other two seniors, Mike
Randolph and Nick Belman are
no longer with the team.
Sikca is a solid pan of the
starting lineup and one of the
best blockers in the country
this year. Daiga is an excellent
specialist off the bench in that
he has range as an outside
or middle hitter, is a strong
blocker and spent pan of the
2005 season as a setter.
And with all of those legit
strong players comes fierce,
yet friendly intersquad
competition. And that
Macias, is going to make
i that much stronger.
he said. "Everyone is constantly
duking it out in practice to win
that spot on the court. It really
pushes everyone harder."
Now as they look ahead,
the open-mindedness ■
Josh Collins, Jerrod
Quillon and fason Hemphill
(who is in his fourth year with
the Mastodons, including a
red shirt season) will continue
to mesh and the team will
year, the team was a decent one
through the regul;
And what happened? After
edging out a feisty Findlay
team in round one, they upset
tournament top seed Loyola-
Chicago to advance to the
MIVA finals and the elite eight
of the national
time. They could very well be
national title contenders come
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peaking at the right t
challenge the Mastodons in
terms of ability and stamina.
"We will face some tough
teams this year," Bums said.
and this is the year that we can
really break through, make the
goals that we have set since the
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Seniors lead in 2006
key to the success of the men's tennis team ilns
year. Coach Eric Bums, along with five seniors.
are hoping to improve upon a disappointing
2005 season and battle again for their first win
in the Mid-American Conference since their
admittance in 2003.
An experienced squad, with only two freshmen
and two transfers to add to last season's program,
a second take on last year's season added with
some new competition, will make for an exciting
and possibly record year for the Mastodons.
Despite the experience and fresh talent,
according to Burns the dynamics of team is
really good rapport with one another; we work
"Obviously, the seniors, being the most
e\perienccd members of the team, will really
lead in terms of the goals we have set for the
season, but all ol tlic in mils are very near ready
to play at this level," Burns said.
The team, along with its new recruits will get
ili first chance In compete against first time rival
IUPUI on Friday, Jan. 27.
'We hope to go down there and get a win,"
o play ii
Among those talented
Hermann Kuschke of Windhoek, Nambia and
Arturo Salgado of Mexico City, Mexico. Kuschke,
a freshman recruit for the Mastodons, spent last
season training at Van DerMeer Tennis Academy
in South Carolina. An impressive junior career,
he was at one time ranked number one in ITF
standings and 17" 1 in South Africa. Salgado, a
transfer from Charleston Southern, completed a
winning record of 8-5 for the Buccaneer's in his
freshman season. Also competing well in the
junior division, he ranked as high as 10 ,h in his
division in Mexico.
However, a good balance of the team goes
level of play of the newcomers of the
Even in terms of leadership, a sharing of
Burns said. "Well
We expect to go ii
a strong team, but if we play to our abilities, we
have a really good chance."
Blessed with a talented team and a deep
rosier, positions for friday's match-up against
the laguars is still undecided, but according
to Jackson, new doubles partners junior Carlos
Gonzalez, and sophomore transfer Arturo
Salgado could possibly fill a position together.
Skills aside, however, the mental toughness
ol the Mastodons, noi only against the laguars,
but also against nationally ranked schools that
will appear later in the year, such as Western
this weekend, ant
he said. "We do l)
in anything, just j
can improve in (
o be able to play our game,
i every match this season,"
In check, we will
staving mentally tough; hopefully \
upon that this season."
With mental toughness, new talent and some
'" again regain a winning
the responsibility from ;
has added to the overall chemistry of the team.
Sophomore Tony Mitson will join seniors Daniel
lacks on and Scott Beasely in the leadership role
of captain this year.
"We don't really take into account the age
of each other," said Daniel Jackson. "We have a
"This is the year for both the men's and the
women's teams to really take the program to
the next level," Hums said. "We have the talent
needed, especially on i lie men's side. Overall, I
am really proud of the progress of both teams."
Racking up the road victories
By Nick West
When Dane Fife played at Indiana University.
he said he enjoyed playing on the road. Maybe
it's rubbing off on his players because the 1PFW
the road," Fife said. "We are very seasoned;
are just used to playing on die road. We play o
half of our games on the road. I'd like to get so
more home games to gain some experience."
One of IPFW's three home wins was over a
Division 1 school - Longwood. The other two
were against USCAA Division I Marygrove and
Division III Tri-State. Of IPFW's 28 games this
i Texas. IPFW defeated
on Jan. 21 and lost i
iiM Corpus Christi, 77-
Mastodons (6-13) got out to a slow
the Pan-American Broncs.
"The first two minutes we just Ii
he said. "But we started stepping u
and knocking down s
at the starting spot a
has been g
In two games since returning to the starting
lineup, Pompey has sewed 27 points ami ].;i a hi >ei I
His first game back was against the Islanders
of Texas A&M Corpus Christi. The Mastodons
held the lead for the first 23:57 of that game but
went cold shooting down the stretch and the
Islanders went on an 1 1 -3 run to close oul IPFW
"We got the shots we w, inied." Fife said. "We
were getting open looks, that's what we were
trying to do. Wc just went through a drought anil
they didn't fall. All In all, I was very pleased With
e played. But that's a good t<
i on Feb. 15 at Memorial Coliseum.
Sophomore forward DeWitt Scott led IPFW
t Memorial Coliseum c
" Fife said. "We
were just trying to protect the lead. We were
tight, we were tentative, taking crazy shots. They
weren't playing in the framework of our team,
But point guard Brad Pompey, who has
returned to the starting lineup, hit four key free
throws at the end of the game and the Mastodons
had a defense stop to seal the victory.
Pompey had been benched in favor of dynamo
freshman Kyle Savely, who was hoped to be a
sparkplug for the stagnant starts. Savely started
seven games but Fife promoted Pompey back to
the starting lineup.
"1 felt like (Savely) did a pretty good job." Fife
said. "Brad has just been playing so well and
he plays so hard and he's seasoned. He's played
college basketball. He had been playing well in
practice and we just tried to change things up a
tittle bit. I think Kyle has been playing well both
Best said. "If they single coverage me, it will allow
me to go one-on-one. If I see a double from the
guard or post, I'll kick it out Whether it's Dewitt
on the perimeter or ( Justin i Hawk (ins] trashing.
I'll try to find them. I imagine they will probably
try to double or front me."
Fife said the team has worked significantly
harderon defense in prat lit e since the Longwood
game. He added that defense during the Texas
trip was much improved over previous games.
The Islanders shot 40.7 percent and the Broncs
34.9, both below IPFW's season average of nearly
"It's definitely improving." Best said. "After
Valpo we worked on defense. Going down to
Corpus Christi I thought v.
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IPFW basketball joins UBC
Alliance would allow for
easiei scheduling in second
half of the season
By Nick West
It isnT r
ally a conference. Inn Jl kind "1 works
long with five oiher 1 nck|i. m(I. 1 1 1
as formed the United basketball
Inle i;,iiih's in January .mil 1 ehruaiv
\ Division 1 conference play is in full
ill wine will also give more iiiiluiiln.il
in players because awards will lie
weekly and yearly.
, the NCM does not recognize tins
l.ini e ,is .i loiitcri'iii e ln-i .in-.!- it does
certain stipulations; there isn't the
,1 cighi itlili.it. d teams, basketball is
in included, and four ol the members
transition of becoming full-fledged
st vear or so the Independents
n together to discuss scheduling
lehruarv time frame?' IPRV's athletic director
Murk I'ope said "Haicly does .i le.nn thai plays
in a conference go out of conference to play a
"They are mm-ed on dun mnlerenee and
they are focused on < onlcrcnic play That's kind
of the genesis ol the arrangement."
When confetetn e. begin pl.n m e-irly January,
it makes it very hard lor ihe Independent sctinnls
io schedule games. Case In point, the IPFW
men play seven straiglii load games and have a
(7-tlav span between home games. ll'lW's last
li ■ game was Jan Maud its next is Feb. 15. This
alliance will allow each league team to play 10
home and away games likely in the second hall
<il the season beginning next year.
'Die five other schools in the 1 1 IK. are North
Dakota State, South Dakota State, UT-Pan
American, New lersey Institute ol Technology
and lliiih Valley State.
There are four oilier Independent schools,
but none of them will join the alliance. Pope-
said fellow Independent 1 nngwooii did not cite
reasons why it wouldn't join. Savannah State was
unable to be reached and. according to I'ope,
did not return any phone calls trom him or other
• uhleiii ilireiini. Northern ( olurado and lexas
Christi will become full-fledged
ler conferences next season.
g and other Independent athletic
games played would i t against the 28.
The decision to enter the alliance, Pope
said, will not hamper his efforts for full-fledged
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Iroad games last week and th( . d j| ]LinLL .
|a look ahead on page A9, Much of
out of those
meetings was the decision to give players
recognition for their achievements. Player of
the Week, Player of the Vear and "all -conference"
awards were decided on.
crowned tun there will i
he said. "I don't think that U changes my focus
one bit, which is to gel us in a conference lor all
sports at the same time."
[PFW men's basketball coach Dane Fife, a
ritic of this season's schedule because of the
uessive road games, believes the UBC is most
beneficial for m heduling.
e that our guys are going to get
and being exempt."
TheNCAA allows 2ti games per te.ui i per regulai
season. If the UBC was to hav$g tc
individual recognition anil it make-- scheduling
much easier in the months ol January, February
and March," Fife said "I'd say tbemusi imponani
aspect is scheduling with this conference. We
realize now there are some pretty good teams in
The 2005-06 schedule was created by the
previous coaching administration before Fife
Matadors sweep Mastodons
Young IPFW squad plays
well in first ranked action
< :al State Northnilgec, ime mi--, I he Milliard Gates Spnrtscentcr
with a certain swagger on I riday. lanuary '-<> anil left with a bit
of the same the next night lollowing a sweep of IPFW in two
[■riday night the sixth-ranked Matadors came out swinging in
2(30-19,30-18.28-30,27-30, 15-91 victory Despite going five
match with 21. He also had seven digs.
The Mastodons slaved close in the second game, trailing 13-
16 before Northridge started a run with the help of some IPFW
misfortune. Four straight a i tact, errors gave Northridge a seven-
point lead, one they never had to look back From.
"We have to step up a lot on our defense and digging because
California teams really control the hall well." sophomore Brock
"We took a little
in each match but o
it balanced the garni
And die they did r
powerful play from b
names, the early pari of the IT
(heir exceptional hitting prowess I >.ui Rhode-. mdlssacKneubuhl
dominated the opening game, helping Northridge on a 12-4 run
lidway through the opener in put the Matadors up 26-16.
giving the Mastodons a li'|._>7 edge I.
iio long to adjust to their strong points
ce we keyed in on them and responded
out a lot more," sophomore C.J. Macias
jt, especially due to quality teamwork on
ters Macias and Ullrich,
s back and forth for IPFW with a Macias
r by Northridge freshman Eric Vance
► HIGH LEVEL: Page A8
Conference play opens
this weekend on road
» Mastodons finished fifth
Intercollegiate Volleyball Association and made it to the finals of
the conference tournament before tailing to Ohio State.
The conference has expanded this \ ear io include 11 schools,
the most since 1969.
From 2001 -2004. there were nine learns in the M1VA. Carthage
and the Milwaukee School of 1 ngineenng joined last year as
provisional members and will he full members this season.
Central State joins the MIVA as provisional member for 2006
replacing Findla\ who discontinued then program at the end
Divisions of the MIVA were realigned for 2006 for the first
jShondelh'l.'iml.ip Division will behome to
Photo by Eugene Harding
DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT: Mastodon outside hitter Brock SPIKE: Josh Collins, an outside hitter for IPFW, gets
Ullrich had 24 kills in two matches this weekend. one of his nine kills against Cal-State Northridge.
s Coleman Division.
Ohio State was tabbed ;
the conference led by sen
IPFW's C.J. Macias and Serd
the preseason favorites to win
■ outside hitter Mark Greaves.
Sikca were Preseason All-MIVA
► MIVA PLAY: Page A8
Improvement is biggest goal for 2006
■ favorable r
of Division 1 tennis at IPFW';
Pine Ridge Racquet Club. Rivals Wisconsin-
Milwaukee and die University ol D.iyinn will
both take to the nets against eoai h I ric Hum's
young yet experienced team. F_\pectations
I ool im; towards the entire season, I
a whole has set the same standards a
"n e becoming a Division I program: a
"We'll need some breaks, but every team
needs breaks to he successful," burns said. "I feel
thai we're right there with IUPU1. with the Mid-
Con schools. It is just a matter of us showing up
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hoping to be
tough to be
able to gut
gave up last
ding Irt'shmrii class, strategic and
jirebensive conditioning as well a
riemeof a strong returning il.tss. the
the advantages needed to end Up \
"We're more prepared, we are a stronger lea in
this year, just simply with the one addition, her
in number two singles makes the whole the
Janek is not the only freshmen to enter the
lineup. Gout nihei fre-hnien |om her. making lor
an interesting mis io the young yet developed
"The freshmen are all very young, and they
need seasoning,' Hums said. "We have one
senior. Beth Miller. She has been a great leader,
with us all (our years. She works very hard, one
of Ihe hardest workers I have ever coached. I lie
freshmen class lias worked very hard, and she is
a perfect role model to them,"- -
Along with the freshmen and Miller, the rest
of ihe returning players, who are expected to
compete in the majority of the matches ibis
year, are ready to build and increase upon last
"Our top five are pretty equal in ability,"
Bums said. "We have sis players vviih experience
ime April. A finish of 11-22
s disappointing, but with close
juld have swung either way, the
we were conditioning three limes a week. We
added a gnrai ticsl in, Sacbi Janek, who is very
strong in tbe singles position,."
the half -seven to the fackrabbits and ti
But the second half in each game was a
completely different siory ll'IVV was outscored
■).'■_'!! against South Dakota State and 42-33
against North Dakota State.
Junior guard Ashley Johnson continued her