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Alabama- Huntsville Chargers in a two-game week- end series. The
Falcons have lost three straight games against Lake Superior State
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Columnist Autumn Kunkel talks about her own personal traits while
explaining how self definition shouldn’t be left to others, but
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HoW do You THINk BG WIll do IN THe mAC CHAmpIoNsHIp?
“Tyler Tate is going to kick a field goal in the last seconds of
the game for a 24-21 BG win.”
By Eric Lagatta Campus Editor
W hen the Falcons step onto Ford Field in Detroit on Friday night
to compete in the MAC Championship game, it will be the
first shot at the conference title in 10 years. The last time the
Falcons competed in a
Mid-American Conference Championship was in 2003, when head coach
Gregg Brandon’s team faced the Miami University squad led by
quarterback Ben Roethlisberger,
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amy fryFaculty Association treasurer, andSaka Chamber make signs
Thursday night at the group’s headquarters. They plan to pro- test
faculty cuts Friday at the Board of Trustees meeting.
alumna Gloria Evangelista speaks at the Wolfe Center Thursday
night. Evangelista is a former Paramount Pictures Executive and
THAT’S So HoLLywooD
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Campus metered parking more expensive than city
By Alex Krempasky Sports Editor
F or the BG football team, everything comes down to Friday’s
Mid-American Conference Championship game against the
ranked Northern Illinois University Huskies in Detroit.
“We are playing what has been the pre- mier program in the MAC,”
head coach Dave Clawson said. “You don’t go 12-0 in the regular
season by accident. You don’t get
By Alex Alusheff Managing Editor
Faculty, students and community members will be protesting the
University’s decision to cut 30 faculty during the Board of
Trustees meeting Friday.
The protestors will hold signs with silhouettes on them
representing each faculty member whose con- tract will be
terminated and their contribution to the University, said David
Jackson, president of the Faculty Association.
“It’s all about accountablity,” Jackson said. “It will show the
terrible consequences of the terrible decisions of the
Jackson and roughly 10 other faculty and students made signs and
called people to join their cause Thursday night at the Faculty
Association Headquarters on Main Street above Finder’s
The protesters will be standing in the hallway before the meeting
with their signs. The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. in Union 308.
They will be present during the meeting for roughly an hour and
will leave after the constituent reports, Jackson said. He’s hoping
to have roughly 100 protestors show this year.
While 30 non-tenure faculty were notified of their contract
non-renewals, there are 12 additional faculty not returning who
were on one-year, non-renewable contracts, said David Kielmeyer,
University spokesper- son. Kielmeyer said the 12 faculty were aware
of their short term employment because the contract stated they
would be working for one year.
Kielmeyer could not comment on how the adminis- tration would react
to the protest.
“They certainly have the right to do that,” he said. The initial 30
reductions will save the University
roughly $1.4 million, Kielmeyer said. The contract non-renewals
were made due to declin-
ing enrollment trends, he said. Of the 30 initial non- renewals, 26
are from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Kielmeyer said the deans of each college consulted with directors
and chairs of each department to see where cuts could be
Faculty, students, to protest cuts
By Dylanne Petros Copy Chief
A quarter on campus gets stu- dents 15 minutes of parking at a
meter, but downtown, that quar- ter is good for an hour.
The price to park at a meter on campus is 25 cents for 15 min-
utes, or $1 an hour, said Aaron Kane, manager of parking.
This cost is 75 cents more an hour than parking a down- town, as an
hour costs 25 cents, said Mark Strobel, a dispatcher for the
Bowling Green Police Division.
The month of December is also a parking holiday down- town, so now
parking is free.
“Even though the 25 cents an hour still is quite a bit lower than a
lot of other areas, it would
still be able to give us a little bit more revenue,” Strobel
A parking ticket at a meter in the city is $5, compared to $10 on
campus. But in the city, the tick- et will increase to $15 if
unpaid for five days, while University tickets do not
People only have to pay for the meters during the week because the
city does not monitor the meters during the weekend, Strobel
Junior Aaron Hirt does not have a parking pass and instead uses the
meters and pay-to-park lots on campus.
“I feel I pay plenty of money to the college to attend the
University,” Hirt said. “Considering $747 of our tuition is going
toward a ‘general fee’ and $60 for ‘special student
facility fee,’ I feel that no more of my money needs to be spent on
A quarter used to be good for a half hour on campus, but about
three years ago the price increased after a group of con- sultants
recommended it to “be more in line with other schools,” Kane
“We actually had consultants come in and look over our entire
operation and make recommen- dations through the entire oper-
ation,” Kane said.
The raise in price was rec- ommended by the consultants. Kent State
and Miami University both charge a dollar an hour to park on campus
while Cleveland State University charges $2 an
for BG in 10 years
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n Touchscreen Gloves by Verloop $28 at BOWLING GREEN HATS AND
APPAREL 133 S. Main St. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
These color-blocked gloves are designed to keep students’ hands
warm as they use their touchscreen devices. Available in a variety
of colors, the gloves are made with nano-metallic conductive yarn.
This is perfect for girls and guys walking around campus. They
won’t have to remove their gloves while operating their
BG Hats and Apparel also carries unique women’s clothing, jewelry,
socks and tights, ties, bowties, money clips, cufflinks and other
Shop Main Street for Gifts n Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed
IV: Black Flag and Grand Theft Auto V $50 at GAME SOURCE+ 140 N.
Main St. Open Noon to 7 p.m.
Game Source+ also offers gifts and trades for store credit. They
also said they have prices lower than Gamestop. They may not yet
have games for XBOX 1 or PS3, but their selection goes as far back
for the Atari game system.
n The Charity Box at WADDINGTON JEWELERS 139 S. Main St. (same
entrance as Panera Bread) Open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7
p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
100 percent of each purchase of Sterling Silver and Black CZ
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These may be a good match for girls who support environmental
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the ideal it represents. Each bangle is also made of recycled and
For Keeps also offers other gifts for young women: • Vera Bradley
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By Jodi Abazoski
T he holidays are about giving, and when it comes to gifts it’s
supposed to be the thought that counts, isn’t it?
But many feel that putting a gift card under the tree for a loved
one isn’t personal or thoughtful enough of a gift. Some may even
assert that it’s about as tactless as handing someone cash on
Christmas morning or during whatever holiday you may celebrate.
Gift cards have presented a newer holiday dilemma: they are great
for the person who has everything, but are they good enough to
stand as a present or not? I say gift cards do take an appropriate
amount of time and energy to make a nice gift. They offer freedom
to the receiver to get what they truly want or need and where you
get the gift card from is where some thoughtfulness can come into
play. Does Annie like Chipotle or Qdoba better? And, doesn’t
Brandon go to Starbucks every morning? Gift cards make fine
presents and perfect stocking stuffers, and here are the top places
in Bowling Green to get gift cards for students:
5 Cinemark- Movies are a fun pastime for college students, and the
Cinemark in Bowling Green’s
Woodland Mall is popular because of the in expensive tickets they
offer. But the extra stuff, the popcorn, pop, and candy cost
arguably more than they’re worth. When using a gift card, it’s easy
to justify splurging,
4 Jimmy John’s- Or Subway, or Pita Pit… A sandwich shop is a
perfect place to stop for a quick lunch between
classes, and Bowling Greens offers many located near campus.
3 The BGSU bookstore- The University sells gift cards for any
amount needed that can be used in the bookstore
for clothes, school supplies, and get this, even books!
2 Starbucks- Micheal Paulus, director of dining services, told The
BG News in November that the Starbucks
located in The Bowen-Thompson Student Union serves 1,200 people
each day making it the most popular store in northwest Ohio.
Chances are any BGSU student that receives a Starbucks gift card
will be more than happy.
1 Circle K- This isn’t a plug for Circle K as any gas station works
for a great gift card. Gas is expensive for anyone,
but especially struggling college students. Circle K’s Wooster
Street location is convenient for students who live on or of
W hen planning your holiday shopping, there are still
many who struggle to find the perfect gift for your boyfriend or
girlfriend. This guide will help you with ideas for gifts and
stocking stuffers that your significant other will be sure to love.
Gifts Figure out what their hobbies are. Do they play any sports or
love any sport teams? Golf balls, golf tees, jerseys, sport team
t-shirts, sweatshirts, drink ware, car accessories, posters, and
other knick knacks make good gifts. n Gift cards. Grocery stores
often carry them so you can grab a couple. n Perfume/cologne gift
sets n Ties, fashion scarves n Shaving or manicure kit n Gloves,
hats or winter scarves. Many stores are carrying gloves that you
can still text and use you phone with. n Watch. Try Target or
Kohl’s for some nice, inexpensive ones! n Wallet n DVDs n Purse or
handbag n Video games n Any small necessities for their dorm room,
apartment, house n Sweats or pajamas or a robe n Portable speaker n
Slippers n Workout gear or clothing n Sweater n Something engraved
or personal are items you can’t go wrong with n Picture frame with
you two in it
Stocking Stuffers (Girls) n Phone case n Candle n Does she have a
Pandora bracelet? Try getting a charm for it n Nail Polish n
Manicure set n Bubble bath n Scented lotions n Earrings n Starbucks
gift card n Lip Gloss, chap stick n Hair accessories n Christmas
ornament n Chocolate n Small perfume samples
Stocking Stuffers (Guys) n Favorite snacks, candy and junk food
items like beef jerky, chocolate covered bacon or pretzels n
Lottery tickets n Gum, Mints n Gag gifts n Golf balls, golf tees n
Undershirts, boxers, cozy socks n Small cologne samples n Chapstick
n Baseball hat n Specialty soda n Money clip n Bottle opener n Ear
buds n $5-$10 gift cards n Soap, razors and other grooming
accessories n Deck of cards
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F or many Americans, enjoying the holiday season simply means
celebrating Christmas time. However, many in the U.S. and others
around the world celebrate holidays throughout the year that though
they may seem more uncommon to American customs, is just as
important to those cultures.
Meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, Hanukkah celebrates the
rededication of the Second Temple after the Jews drove Syrians out
from their Promised Land in 166 B.C. Following the Hebrew calendar,
Hanukkah may occur in November or December. On each evening of the
eight-day holiday, a candle is lit on the menorah after sundown.
The ninth candle, called the shamash (which means “helper”), is
used to light the others. Jews usually recite blessings and display
the menorah in a window during this ritual. Other traditions
include eating potatoes pancakes, known as latkes and playing with
four-sided spinning tops called dreidels. Also like Christmas, some
exchange gifts during Hanukkah.
Translated from Swahili, meaning “first fruits,” Kwanzaa occurs
between Dec. 26 and New Year’s Day. Dr. Malulana Karenga created
Kwanzaa in 1966 to promote unity among the African American
community after the Watts riots in Los Angeles. Many who celebrate
Kwanzaa focus on the Seven Principles, which are the following
ideals: Unity, Self- determination, Collective Work and
Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and
Faith. On each evening of Kwanzaa, one of the seven candles on the
candleholder, called the Kinara. After the lighting of each candle,
a principle is discussed for that day, beginning with the black
candle in the middle on the first night symbolizing Unity. Those
who celebrate Kwanzaa celebrate a feast on Dec. 31 called Karamu.
Gifts are also exchanged on this holiday.
BOXING DAY Usually, Boxing Day follows Christmas Day on Dec. 26.
Boxing Day may occur on Monday if Dec. 26 falls on a Sunday. Many
people may notice this holiday directly after Christmas. Even fewer
may know why this holiday appears on the calendar. What is the most
unknown about this holiday is the origin of its name. In old times,
bosses gave their servants and workers gifts in a “Christmas Box.”
Today, Boxing Day is celebrated as a bank or public holiday in
Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa
and Hong Kong. Boxing Day may also be considered the Black Friday
of Britain, Canada and Australia. Retailers in these countries may
draw the most shoppers on one single day of the year with many door
buster deals and dramatic price reductions.
As a holy month of Islam, Ramadan is for fasting, self-reflection
and prayer. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islam calendar. Many
followers of Islam celebrate Ramadan because it is the month when
Muhammad first received revelations of what became the Quran.
Muslims who have reached puberty and are in good health fast from
food and drink each day
World Celebrates Holidays Beyond Christmas of Ramadan from dawn to
dusk. During this time, followers are also to avoid smoking,
partaking in sexual behavioral, thinking or speaking impure or
unkind thoughts and words, and practicing immoral behavior. Many
see this time of fasting to practice self- restraint and
introspection. Also, many see it as a time of cleansing the soul
and empathizing with those in the world who are hungry and less
fortunate. Id al-Fitr, a major feast is celebrated the day after
Ramadan ends. The feast includes meals with family and gift
exchanges. Id al-Fitr may last three days after Ramadan ends.
Following the Islam lunar calendar Ramadan will occur again in late
June of 2014.
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Fashion group plans future activities
Fad Watch strives to increase diversity, relieve stress
Toledo music duo to rock Howard’s Club H PHOTO PROVIDED
By Geoff Burns Pulse Editor
When Dean Tartaglia and Matt Klein work toward their passion for
music, their driving force is commitment.
The bassist/singer and drum- mer/singer respectively form the duo
Toledo rock band Silent Lions and are set to hit the stage at
Howard’s Club H on Saturday night, with opening acts from
Tree No Leaves and The Miracle Vitamins.
The band has only been secured for about a year and has already
released an EP “The Parliaments,” has been on con- stant touring
and is in the works of releasing another EP, “The Compartments” in
January. Before Silent Lions, Tartaglia played saxophone and Klein
played drums in a band called Gold, which is no longer.
Klein, who attended the University as a student from 2001 to 2005,
pursuing an art degree, said he always knew he wanted to play
music, and it was going to happen one way or another. Right before
Silent Lions was born, Klein and Tartaglia decided to quit Gold,
while at the same time
By Hannah Benson Pulse Reporter
Since canceling its Ugly Sweater Party, Fad Watch has started
preparations for their Valentine’s Day ball, called Red Velvet
Soiree, which will be hosted Feb. 15.
Vice President of Fad Watch, Kayla Fowler, said collabora- tion
with WFAL radio station ultimately led to the party can- cellation,
which was originally planned for Dec. 5.
“They basically had the music and we were providing the games and
the contest,” Fowler said. “They bailed out last minute because
they said they should have had more time to plan.”
However, Fowler said students should look forward to the Red Velvet
Soiree, which will be more of an “upscale event.”
“It’s very casual and nobody really gets dressed up for things
here, when they go out,” Fowler said. “So we’re trying to show more
of the ballroom look and kind of make it like prom all over
President of Fad Watch, Ajia Mason, said the group wanted to
give students a chance to relive the days of high school
“A lot of people say they miss dressing up for occasions like [high
school dances], so we wanted to give those people a chance to kind
of relive it a little,” Mason said.
The ball will cost $7 per ticket, it will be catered, the
University jazz band will be performing and it will include a
ballroom-style fashion show.
Fowler said the group will be hosting auditions for models the
first week of spring semester in hopes to gain more diversity in
“I really hope that we get more diversity in our models, because I
feel like we’ve had that, but we just want more because pretty much
we all look the same on our board, but our organization is all
about diversity,” Fowler said. “We want to reach out to every
Ultimately, Mason said she wants students to have fun and relieve
stress at its events.
See FAD | Page 5 See BAND | Page 5
By Kathryne Rubright Pulse Reporter
Liz Tousey and Susannah Cleveland believe visits to the library can
be fun. “It’s not all stern looks and shushing,” said Tousey,
circulation and student
supervisor at the Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives.
Tousey and Cleveland have fun by engaging visitors in
“sleevefacing,” which is
lining up a person and a record sleeve so they both appear to be
one and photo- graphing the illusion.
“I think it shows that we can have fun,” Tousey said.
Students engage in photo illusions at Jerome Library
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FACE THE MUSIC
top: Senior Aby Morales, a student worker at the music library,
holds a record sleeve in front of 2nd year master’s student David
Carson’s face as Student Supervisor Liz Tousey takes a photo. The
students are sleevefacing.
Right: David Carson uses a Peter Gabriel record sleeve to
sleeveface in the library Wednesday afternoon.
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“My expectations for these events are just for people to come and
have fun,” Mason said. “Everyone gets a little stressed from all of
their school work, and we would just like people to relax a little
and not think about classes for a few hours.”
Freshman Gabby Winger said she has been encour- aged by those in
charge of the organization to “par- ticipate and contribute
their ideas.” As a result of this,
Wringer was involved with the Oct. 4 Fad Watch fash- ion show,
which she said she enjoyed.
“I helped models with quick changes back stage, and helped keep
every- thing organized. I also helped organize the seats for the
audience,” Winger said. “The entire show had a very high-energy
vibe to it, and it was overall a real- ly great experience.”
Wringer said she would be helping set up the Red Velvet
Mason said the executive board encourages feed- back from the
general body because it provides them with additional, new
Wringer said she is able to see the hard work both Mason and Fowler
put into Fad Watch events.
“I could really tell that those who were in charge of the event put
a lot of time and effort into it, and really cared about it as a
whole,” Winger said. “It takes a lot of dedication to make large
events like this hap- pen, and for them to run smoothly.”
At the same time, they are serious about taking good shots.
“Most people are really haphazard about it. We are very precise,”
said Cleveland, head librar- ian of the Music Library and Sound
Tousey said she usually takes five or six shots to make sure she
gets a per- fect lineup.
It’s easiest to create a sleevefacing based on matching clothing,
so Tousey and Cleveland keep some records orga- nized by clothing
color separate from the rest of the collection. Visitors can work
with Tousey and Cleveland to select an album that matches the
clothes they happen to be wearing.
“The better things match, the more the optical illusion works,”
However, it’s also possi- ble to plan ahead and dress for a
Michael Lee, a 2012 graduate, completed mul- tiple sleevefacings
and used both approaches.
“I chose colors that I
knew that I had, as well as pictures I was interested in
completing,” Lee said.
Lee worked in the Music Library, and sometimes Cleveland or Tousey
would notice his outfit could match well with a particular
After choosing an album, Tousey, Cleveland and the subject will
decide what pose is nec- essary to match up with the album.
“I tried to recreate the body language that I thought was happening
in the picture already,” Lee said. “I put myself in the position
that I believed the artist was also in.”
Once the pose is estab- lished, adjustments in the subject’s
position and in the distance of the album from the camera are made
until there is a perfect lineup.
“It probably took five minutes at most,” Lee said.
The Music Library Facebook page has been home to sleevefacing pic-
tures since Tousey and Cleveland began tak- ing them. Recently,
they started a Tumblr blog for the pictures.
“You can kind of see the ripples better,” Cleveland said, referring
to Tumblr users’ ability to reblog posts.
The blog is called
“Library Sleevefacing.” The tit le intentional- ly does not refer
to the University, which allows other libraries to feel free to
submit sleevefac- ings, Cleveland said. The only rules are that
sub- missions must be photo- graphed in a library and they can’t be
Although Tousey and Cleveland have fun with their sleevefacing
project, it does benefit the Music Library.
“It turned out to be this really good outreach activ- ity,”
Cleveland said. “It gives [us] a chance to con- nect with
Tousey said sometimes they have asked random students in the
library to pose for a sleevefacing, which can lead to those
students coming back and interacting more. Cleveland said people
who used to silently study might say hello.
Tousey and Cleveland estimate that they have photographed 250-300
sleevefacings since the summer of 2010. They encourage anyone who
is interested in sleevefac- ings to visit and ask to do one.
“[Tousey and Cleveland are] always a lot of fun to work with,” Lee
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put a halt to the bassist’s other project Mind Fish, who was able
to open for Tenacious D in the past, to solely focus on the new
“We saw the band as an opportunity to do some- thing that we
haven’t done before,” Klein said. “It’s something challenging and
different for us. We both just saw in each other that we were
really serious and wanted to keep the momentum going.”
When the heavy soul rock duo aren’t driving their van with a
trailer full of equipment, they’re busy trying to create new songs
to expand the band musically.
Tartaglia said one of the inf luences on the band comes from the
rhythms of hip hop, which even stemmed from per- forming in Gold.
Writing and performing music together with Klein in the previous
band makes him easier to work with in Silent Lions, as the two
share the same influenc- es and understand one another, he
“I think we’re both pret- ty lucky that we have very similar goals
and ideas about what we want to do musically,” Tartaglia said. “We
both don’t have to compromise about what we want to go for.”
Dustin Galish and his band Tree No Leaves has performed several
shows with Silent Lions through- out the past year. He said the two
bands share simi- lar sounds in what they both want to create and
how Klein and Tartaglia are entirely DIY artists, just like Tree No
“They do everything themselves and have accomplished a lot,” Galish
said. “It’s inspiring to me to try and do some similar things and
in the end being inspired by the musicians is why a lot of us still
The show is open to the public starting at 10 p.m. with a cover fee
“Playing music can really define you through its constant
challenges,” Klein said. “Like anything, the harder and smarter you
work, the more you’ll find reward.”
By Amber Petkosek Social Media Editor
Disney’s newest animat- ed movie “Frozen” stars Kristin Bell as
Anna the princess of Arandelle, and Idina Mensel as Elsa, the Snow
Queen and Anna’s older sister.
The movie focuses on Anna trying to find true love and bringing her
sister back to Arandelle after her powers caused Arandelle to be in
an eternal winter.
Along the way she meets Kristoff [Johnathan Gross] the ice
salesmen, and his reindeer Sven.
Before leaving Arandelle Anna met Hans, a prince who came for
Elsa’s coro- nation that Anna became engaged to the very day she
The entirety of the movie you spend wondering who the real bad guy
is. Is it Elsa? Is it the angry Duke of Weselton? Is it Hans?
This is something that
Disney rarely does in their movies; it is gener- ally stated from
the very beginning of the movie who the villain is. The switch is
definitely some- thing new for Disney, and I hope they continue to
keep things the same.
The animation in the movie is stunning. I can only imagine how long
doing some of the ice cas- tle scenes took. The detail that was put
into them is unprecedented.
Despite my extreme love of Disney, and Disney princesses as a
whole, I do not consider myself a fan of musical movies. Especially
not the most recent Disney movies where the songs are more cheesy
than enjoyable. “Frozen” is not much dif- ferent. There is the end-
less amount of feel good, kid-friendly songs or the kid-friendly,
internal- struggle songs.
Somehow despite the
near endless amount of musical numbers in Disney movies, I find
myself con- tinually attracted to them. There is something about
the Disney magic that makes the musical hater in me still love
The movie had a twist ending that I wasn’t sure if I saw coming or
not. For the first time in a while during a Disney movie, I was not
entirely certain how it was going to end. I thought one thing was
going to happen and the next thing I know the plot took an
unexpected turn. It kept me more interested than I generally
already am for being a self-pro- claimed Disney freak.
Overal l, I def initely recommend the movie to other people. It was
a very sweet movie that wasn’t too childish. The movie moved very
quick, and there were no points in it where things were
FAD From Page 4
BAND From Page 4
DAViD cArSoN, a second year master’s student, poses for a
sleeveface picture using a Peter Gabriel album cover.
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“We saw the band as an opportunity to do something that we haven’t
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By Dominic Binkley Reporter
Students experiencing headaches from trying to understand the
Affordable Care Act might be able to pay for a doctor’s visit with
an insurance plan from the Act’s new Health Insurance
The ACA, better known as Obamacare, is one of the most significant
changes to U.S. healthcare since the introduction of Medicare and
Medicaid in the early 1960’s, said Richard Sipp, director of the
Center for Student Health at the Nov. 22 Graduate Student Senate
Going into full effect Jan. 1, the new law creates a core set of
benefits that all health insurance companies are required to
as coverage for prescrip- tion drugs, hospitaliza- tion and
pregnancy, said Tammy Ford, student insur- ance representative for
the Student Insurance Office.
Under the law, people who can afford health insurance but do not
have coverage in 2014 may have to pay a pen- alty in addition to
the cost of all their health care, accord- ing to
The law also created the Health Insurance Marketplace on
healthcare. gov as a guide to help those undecided about their cov-
erage choose and purchase a plan.
Ohio has four tiers of plans available on the market- place:
Catastrophic, Bronze, Silver and Gold, with premi- ums ranging from
$200 to $450 a month, Ford said. An online application must
completed to get individual price estimates.
While some plans are cheaper than others, not every plan meets the
mini- mum requirements set by the University, Ford said.
High deductible plans like the Catastrophic plan, which offers less
than 60 percent expense coverage, and Bronze, which offers 60
percent, do not meet the requirements for the insur- ance waiver,
The Silver plan offers 70 percent coverage and the Gold plan offers
80 per- cent but specific plans may or may not meet the
University’s minimum requirements.
Marlene Reynolds, assis- tant director for Business and Information
Systems, said students can go to healthcare.gov to see
their available plans and then contact the Student Insurance Office
to ask about their options.
“You can bring that infor- mation in [to the Student Insurance
Office] and we can let you know what plans would meet the require-
ments and which ones would not and that way you can decide whether
you want to purchase a plan on the marketplace or pur- chase our
plan,” she said.
The University’s stu- dent health insurance plan offered through
UnitedHealthcare meets the ACA’s minimum requirements, so students
will not have to pay a pen- alty, Ford said.
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Getting a free cup of water may not be as easy for stu- dents
Previously, at all dining locations, students could get a cup of
water at no charge. Dining Services has begun to charge 25 cents
for a cup of water during late night at Marco’s Pizza.
Mike Paulus, the director of Dining Services, said the reason for
the cups being charged is because of a water fight.
“We had a group of stu- dents who felt it was a game and were using
our cups full of water to have a water fight in the Union,” he
said. “When they were challenged on it, they threw the water at my
attendant and ran away. They can now pay for it.”
Paulus said another rea- son they began to charge for water is the
cost of the cups, straws and lids.
“No one gives me the cups for free, the lids for free or the straws
for free,” he said.
Paulus said he doesn’t want to make all of the dining halls charge
for water, but if this continues to be a problem it may be
If students purchase food they do still get water for free. The
only time they are charged is if they are getting only water.
“Do our cashiers or asso- ciates have the discretion to not charge
for a cup of water if someone needed one? Absolutely,” Paulus
Sarah Meyer, the mar- keting director for Dining Services, said the
amount of people in the lines who wanted to get a cup of water
without ordering food was causing people to not get in line because
it appeared to be much longer than it actually was.
Although there was money being lost on the cups, lids and straws,
the bigger issue was the service being provid- ed to
“It wasn’t quite as big of an issue with the money as more so the
customer ser- vice, and the staff having to spend a lot of time
doing that for students, and not spend- ing time on the students
who wanted to purchase food,” Meyer said.
Meyer said she thinks the employees will enforce the charge because
they are the ones who brought it to the attention of
“Usually when we ask our employees to do something they do it,” she
said. “It came from them.”
Freshman Rebecca Wait said she thinks Marco’s charging for water is
a good move by the University.
“I think it’s going to be positive, people can go get water other
places,” she said. “I don’t think it’s hard to go to the water
The goal of charging for water is very straight forward, Meyer
“We’re hoping that it can reduce the lines and help with the
customer service,” Meyer said.
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hour. Ohio University, on the other hand, charges 75 cents an
Hirt said that the cost to park at the meters is one of
“I feel enoug h of our money is spent on tuit ion and fees,” Hirt
said. “Parking can sim- ply be factored into that ‘general
now a two-time Super Bowl Champion and the quar- terback for the
BG lost that game 49-27, its second loss that sea- son to the
RedHawks. The only other loss in the regu- lar season was to the
Ohio State Buckeyes.
Now, after years of rebuilding, and switch- ing from MAC West to
MAC East, they’re making another trip to the confer- ence
championship to face Northern Illinois, this time with their sights
set on tak- ing the title.
“When the season started, our football team expected to be here,”
said head coach Dave Clawson at a press conference Wednesday.
Clawson’s first year with BG was 2009, when the team went 7-6 but
lost to the University of Idaho 42-43 in the Humanitarian Bowl in
Boise, Idaho. The following season, the
Falcons went 2-10. “When we were 2-10,
we had a vision of what we wanted it to look like,” Clawson said at
the press conference. “Our goal is to become MAC champions.”
Clawson credited the success of the team with a strong senior
“Our senior class has certainly given a great example to our
younger players,” Clawson said. “They’re the reason we’re in this
Fifth-year senior Ted Ouellet, defensive tackle, was redshirted in
the 2009 season. He said he’s proud to be part of the transfor-
mation the team has made since then.
“We built up to this game for five years now,” said Ouellet. “It’s
been a really big turnaround.”
Jim Elsasser, associate athletic director for internal affairs, was
with the Athletic Department in 2003.
That year’s champion- ship was at the Doyt L. Perry Stadium, which
drew national attention to the
University, Elsasser said. The level of competition
in the MAC is part of the reason it’s been a decade since the
Falcons have had a shot at a conference title, said Athletic
Director Chris Kingston.
“It says a lot about both the coaching staff and the players and
the com- mitment they’ve made,” Kingston said. “Football games are
hard to win and getting to the top, getting to the championship,
it’s a process.”
Kingston attributed this year’s success to Clawson, the rest of the
coaching staff, the players and the support of everyone at the
“This team is prepared for greatness right now and they’re prepared
for great- ness in the coming years,” Kingston said.
Members of the 2003 team have come to games this season, and they
will also be at the conference championship, showing support for
the Falcons, Kingston said.
A championship game is a new challenge for all the players, Ouellet
“For most of the kids I’ve played with, this is unchart- ed
territory,” he said.
The plan, he said, is to “treat it like any other game.”
Elsasser described 2003’s team as a “high- f lying, offensive,
thrill- ing team,” very similar to 2013’s team.
“It’s an exciting brand of football. Bowling Green is very
disciplined,” Elsasser said. “[Clawson has] done a tremendous job
building the program.”
In 2003, quarterback Josh Harris passed for 3,813 yards and 27
touchdowns. He also rushed for 972 yards and 13 touchdowns on top
Running back P.J. Pope rushed for 1,057 yards and 10 touchdowns
during the 2003 season.
Comparatively, cur- rent running back Travis Greene rushed for
1,476 this season and 10 touch- downs. Quarterback Matt Johnson
passed for 2,802
yards and 18 touchdowns. The Falcons’ regular
season record in 2003 was 10-2. This year they went 9-3.
The 2003 team rushed for 2,750 yards that sea- son and passed for
4,206, with a total of 61 offensive touchdowns. Compared to this
year, the team rushed for 2,516 yards and passed for 3,053 with 39
Senior Luke Zerkle, pres- ident of Falcon Fanatics, said the team
has shown significant improvement since he was a freshman.
“This is the first time in awhile so it’s nice to wit- ness that
transformation as a student,” Zerkle said.
The Athletic Department received 4,000 tickets to sell at the
University, all of which are sold out. The Falcon Fanatics had 83
tickets for its members.
“I know students are excited and I’m expecting big things,” Zerkle
said. “I think BG definitely has a chance to shock some
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“It was based on the needs of the program, student needs and class
demand,” he said.
For example, if two facul- ty taught two different sec- tions of
the same class, but neither were filled to capac- ity, the idea was
to combine those sections into one class, taught by one faculty
mem- ber, Kielmeyer said.
The reductions this year are in the wake of the 73 non- renewals
made last year by the University.
Jackson organized a silent protest last year as well.
With these reductions, faculty have raised concerns that this will
increase class sizes and negatively impact students’
“Our belief is that stu- dents learn best in small classes,”
Jackson said. “Fewer faculty takes away from that
Some students also feel this will limit their experience.
“It’s not good for the value of my degree or my fellow stu- dents,”
said junior Michael Hart, who helped faculty make signs and phone
calls for the protest. “The admin- istration isn’t thinking clear-
ly and this is not what they should be doing.”
Based on enrollment data,
Kielmeyer said that even though the faculty were cut, on average,
class sizes increased by just one student.
Though there may not be a significant increase in class size, some
depart- ments affected by the non- renewals may have to limit class
Mathematics and Statistics is losing the most faculty of any
department, with five not returning next year— four from the
initial cuts and one with the strictly one-year contract.
The department will not be authorizing new sections and the faculty
will have to “work hard to compensate and split the workload,” said
Kit Chan, department chair of Mathematics and Statistics.
Though the department runs a new $5.65 million math emporium, a
facility in Olscamp where students take basic math courses on the
computer, it was not the reason for the reductions, Chan said.
Because students learn math at different paces, the emporium is
meant to capitlize on that, Chan said.
While Chan said the department will remain intact, he is sad to see
“We are called a family,” he said. “We enjoy each other’s presence;
we’ve been work- ing together for a while.”
Though the University is trimming the size of the non-tenured
faculty, it is looking to fill 14 tenure posi- tions for next fall,
Kielmeyer said. Though Kielmeyer was unable to say what depart-
ments were looking to hire faculty, the process is cur- rently
underway. It also hired 22 tenure faculty for this semester, he
Tenure professors cannot be fired from the University without a
reason. To get tenure, a faculty member must go through a six-year
process where they pro- duce research, receive good feedback from
students and undergo a yearly review by their department, accord-
ing to a Feb. 27 article in The BG News.
“We think it’s important to make a long-term investment in that
faculty and program,” Kielmeyer said. “Non-tenure track faculty
play a critical role in higher education, however, we’re making a
commitment to these pro- grams by hiring tenure track
Jackson feels the admin- istration is not showing the proper
“The numbers don’t show that at all,” he said. “There are 72 less
faculty than last year. If the University had it’s way, we’d all be
adjunct so they could fire us at the drop of a hat.”
Cuts by the numbers
TOTAL: 42 Arts and Sciences - 26 Biological Sciences - 2 Computer
Science -1 History- 1 Mathmatics & Statistics - 4 Philosophy -
2 Physics and Astronomy - 2 Psychology - 1 Romance & Classical
Studies - 3
Sociology - 2 Theater & Film - 1 GSW - 1 Ethnic Studies - 1
Popular Culture - 1 Art - 2 Communications - 1 Business
Administration - 2 Economics - 1 Accounting & MIS - 1 Education
& Human Development - 1
Teaching & Learning - 1 Firelands - 1 Humanities - 1 An
Additional 12 faculty on one-year non-renew- able contracts will
not be returning.
*Numbers provided by University Spokesperson Dave Kielmeyer
Jackson said the Faculty Association is not behind the posters that
“BGFU” juxtaposed with a picture of President Mary Ellen Mazey,
“not our way of doing things.”
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By William Channell Reporter
University artists will be able to showcase their work at this
year’s annual ArtsX expo, to be hosted Friday.
An event celebrating student creativity, ArtsX brings together
members of the schools of music, theatre and film and fine arts
under one banner.
ArtsX will be hosted from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday in the Fine Arts
Center, Wolfe Center for the Performing Arts and Kobacker Hall in
the Moore Musical Arts building.
“The spirit of the event is to kind of showcase the creativity that
takes place on campus,” said Dennis Wojtkiewicz, a professor in the
fine arts depart- ment. “The important thing about this event is it
makes what we do accessi- ble to the general public.”
Scott Henley, a senior digital arts major who has work in the
event, said ArtsX provides an oppor- tunity for students to see
what art majors do.
“A lot of people don’t know what art students do,” Henley said.
“This is a good way to show, ‘[this is] what our final looks
Sophomore graphic design major Tristan Saffron-Cottrell said the
event is a good way for art students to stay connected with each
“It lets us see what everybody else is doing,” Saffron-Cottrell
Wojkiewicz said the seg- mented nature of ArtsX might make it
easier for viewers to take in.
“I think people are kind of intimidated to go to an art opening, or
a [the- atre] production,” he said. “[ArtsX is] almost like a
sampler, where you can go from one performance or exhibition to
Wojkiewicz said the event is to raise aware- ness of University
arts in general.
“I guarantee you half the folks on campus haven’t been in any of
these build- ings,” he said. “If we can get people to come over
here and see what hap- pens, what energy [and]
creativity takes place in these buildings, they might be inclined
to come back for something more substantial in the future.”
Henley said the event is a good opportunity for art students as
“Not everyday can stu- dents put their artwork in a show,” Henley
said. “It’s a really good way for [our work to be] in a gallery in
a professional manner.”
Wojkiewicz said this year’s event had the departments involved work
together more cohe- sively than in the past.
“There’s a real con- science effort to pull this thing together,”
Wojkiewicz said. “I would say this is the first year where you’re
seeing a truly collaborative effort.”
Legitimacy, Henley said, is an important part of showcasing student
“Something I hear is, ‘it’s not really work if you enjoy it,’”
Henley said. “We work really hard, too, and pay a lot of money for
these projects. It takes a lot of time management to do these
to four-consecutive MAC Championship games because you’re
The main goal for the Falcons will be to stop I l l inois qua r
terback Jordan Lynch and the Northern Illinois rushing attack,
which is ranked No. 4 in the nation with an average of 318.9
rushing yards per game.
Lynch is a dominant force as a passer and a runner. He has thrown
for 2,457 yards and rushed for 1,755 yards, which is 748 more than
the starting running back Cameron Stingily.
“It’s very easy to get caught up in Jordan Lynch,” Clawson said.
“He certainly deserves every accolade that he has received. But to
say that he’s the whole foot- ball team would really not be
BG’s defense gives up an average of 134.8 rushing yards per game,
which is No. 28 in the nation.
However, it only gives up an average of 161.8 passing yards per
game, making them the nation’s fourth best behind Florida Atlantic
University (161.1 per game), the University of Louisville (159.6
per game) and Florida State
University (153.0 per game).
This will be an area in which BG has the advan- tage because
Northern Illinois averages only 223.4 passing yards per game, which
is No. 72 in the country.
With the given facts, BG’s defense has proven to be NIU’s most
challenging this season. The Huskies have only faced one oppo- nent
who’s total defense is ranked in the upper half of the FBS —
Iowa’s defense in cur- rently ranked No. 9 in the nation, only two
places behind BG’s defense. The Hawkeyes, who averaged 303.2 yards
per game, allowed 438 yards against Northern Illinois, 163 of which
were rushing. This was NIU’s lowest rushing total in a game all
season, and defeated Iowa on a field goal with four sec- onds
BG’s offense has been more successful this sea- son than Northern
Illinois’ defense. Although the Huskies only give up an average of
147.9 rushing yards per game, they give up an average of 264.2
pass- ing yards, putting them at No. 108 in the country.
BG’s offense also never scored less than 24 points against MAC
opponents and 10 points against non- conference opponents.
NIU’s defense allows an average of 23.6 points per game 35 points
against the University of Idaho, who went 1-11 this season, and 39
points against Eastern Illinois University, a FCS opponent.
Northern Illinois has won 12-straight games dating back to its
31-10 loss to the then-ranked No. 12 Florida State University
Seminoles in the Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 1.
Northern Illinois hasn’t lost to a MAC oppo- nent since its 48-41
loss to Central Michigan University on Oct. 1, 2011.
Despite the hype, Northern Illinois is only favored by three
points, which is a testament of BG’s dominance on defense.
“This has always been known as an offensive league and there’s
always more than two thirds of the teams that are in the top half
in offensive num- bers,” Clawson said. “I’m proud of our defense
and I think they are respected and they deserve it.”
The MAC Championship game in Detroit between BG and Northern
Illinois is set to kick off at 8 p.m. and tickets are still avail-
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the day and game.
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A STudenT Exhibition Monday night projects images onto the Wolfe
Center as a preview for ArtsX, which is Friday.
SeniOr Anne Yenrick and Junior Veronica Rasicci do pushups at the
Pajama Party on Thursday night.
STudenTS ATTend the pajama party at the Perry Field House. The
Department of Recreation and Wellness handed out
The PAjAmA Party at the Perry Field House on Thursday night allowed
students to relax before the last week of classes.
annually or by semester. The total cost for coverage during the
2013-14 school year is $1,581 and the cost for this spring semester
is $916, according to the University website.
Ford said the plan was designed in collaboration with six other
Ohio uni- versities in what is called t he Inter-Universit y
“We all work together to come up with this plan
designed for our students that not only has good benefits, but a
fair price,” she said.
St udent s a l ready en rol led i n t he University’s plan can
waive for the spring semester but must do so before Dec. 23, the
dead- line to have coverage beginning Jan. 1.
If students choose to waive for the spring, there are some stipula-
tions, Ford said.
“You can’t use the plan after Dec. 31,” she said. “The spring plan
Jan. 1 so if you use it, we can’t help you waive it.”
Ford said students con- sidering different plans should view their
options online and contact the Student Insurance Office at
419-372-7495 with any questions. A series of forums will be also be
hosted in January for stu- dents to ask questions.
“If you’re interested in the marketplace, you’ll want to go to
healthcare. gov, start looking at the plans and figure out what is
going to best suit you,” Ford said.
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Take control of your own identity, self definition
Embrace higher education as chance to learn, despite stress,
paul mckenzie Columnist
Becoming a healthy, stable adult can be a difficult and even
Growing up means that one has to slowly start becoming independent
on various levels, ranging from that of financial indepen- dence to
solid emotional stability.
Another big part of grow- ing up is learning how to unabashedly be
the person that one so desires to be. In this level, there can be a
lot of fierce opposition.
People can be critical and fervently push for confor- mity, or for
one to fit their own personal vision of what a decent human being
But what’s important to remember is that individu- als alone are
responsible for their own self-definition; they shouldn’t let the
criti- cism of others or social stig- mas stifle their own desired
Now, it should first be noted that not all criticism is necessarily
bad, and some should be adhered to.
If, for example, one goes around punching people in the face, and
others criti- cize them for that behavior, then it might be wise to
stop that behavior.
Causing pain to others – physical or otherwise – is not something
that should be personally accepted or that one should take pride
When I say one shouldn’t let the criticism of others or social
stigmas stifle their desired development, I’m talking about the
criticism of harmless traits that sim- ply may not conform to the
norm or to what others may envision as ideal for an
My personal experience has further encouraged this notion for
I am a naturally loud, assertive human being. Being female, this
means that growing up I got a lot of criticism for this trait, as
people generally prefer females to be quiet and submissive.
It was tough growing up; I always tried to be “dain- tier” or more
fragile, but the fact of the matter is, that’s not who I am, and it
never will be.
In fact, I’ve grown to love the strong, not so dainty woman that
My assertive trait that’s been so gallantly criticized is useful
for my naturally ambitious persona; it is part of my own personal
self- definition, and it’s not some- thing that I would ever want
I mentioned that while growing up, people tried to stifle my
natural assertive- ness, but it’s something that I still deal with
The only difference is that I have learned to brush that criticism
right off, because it’s something that I per- sonally have grown to
like about myself. In my eyes, I am causing no harm with this
My assertiveness might rub some the wrong way or initially put
people off, but it’s not completely det- rimental to myself or oth-
ers. My point is, while this trait might not be held in high regard
by everyone, it’s not necessarily a bad thing, so it’s not
something that really needs to be changed. Instead of com- pletely
changing this aspect of myself, I’ve allowed this characteristic to
assimilate into my self-definition, and I feel better for letting
myself be who I want to be instead of adhering to naysayers.
I’ve used my own personal experience to demonstrate the point that,
when it comes to one’s own personal defini- tion, it’s important
for them to take control of who they are and who they want to
Something as intimate as self-definition is not something that
should be left in the hands of others to deal with.
The greatest gift to oneself is the ability to self-define as one
so pleases and the greatest harm can be caused if one allows others
to have that power.
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“We looked for a system that would meet the needs of our students
faculty at the best possible value.”
“I viewed my professors as
friends and people I could trust. I can say I truly, absolutely
completely loved my three years of a
second chance. ”
LETTERTO THE EDITOR University investment in phone system worth
cost To the editor:
As the University’s Chief Information Officer, one of my
responsibilities is oversight of our telecom- munications system.
In a guest column last month, a faculty member questioned the cost
and necessity of our new phone system. I wanted to take a moment to
clear up some possible misconceptions.
The new phone system is a part of the upgrades we have made as part
of a “Unified Communications
Project.” Earlier this year, we entered into a five- year contract
with Cisco Systems to provide the University’s 4,500-plus phone
lines and related ser- vices like voice mail along with a host of
other impor- tant system enhancements
and new services. Our old phone system
was installed in 2001 and had reached the end of its effective
life. Like any purchase we make at the University, we looked for a
system that would meet the needs of our students and faculty at the
best possible value. I believe we were extremely suc- cessful in
meeting both of those goals.
By partnering with two other Ohio Universities [Shawnee State and
Ohio University] in the bid- ding process, we were able to secure a
much better system at a slightly lower
cost— $550,000 a year— than what we were paying for the old
telephone sys- tem. Because Cisco is also the provider to the
majority of Ohio’s other major state colleges and universities, we
anticipate that there will be additional opportu- nities for
Some of the most impor- tant improvements involve 9-1-1 emergency
calls. As part of this new system the University was able to part-
ner with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office to route calls more
accurately and efficiently. Additionally, an enhanced feature has
been added for 9-1-1 calls made
from cellular phones. Calls from cellular phones will appear on a
map for the 9-1-1 dispatcher to provide greater location details
for first responders.
Other features of the new system include:
WebX, an online meeting service that can accommo- date up to 1,000
Upgrades to our call centers for the Office of the Bursar, Office
of Admissions and 14 other departments, which will enhance customer
service and response time;
The ability to send “Alert BG” emergency informa- tion to phone
Video calling; Instant messaging; From a faculty per-
spective, it is important to understand that the University is
required to provide phone and voice- mail services under the terms
of our collective bargaining agreement with the BGSU Faculty
I hope this provides a clearer understand- ing of the need and
benefits of our Unified Communication plan.
John Ellinger Chief Information Officer
Mandela, a face for ending segregation in South Africa, was a
revolutionary, a freedom fighter and a president after spending 27
years in prison throughout his lifetime.
After struggling with his health in recent years, Mandela died
1. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I
fell down and got back up again.”
2. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the
triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.”
3. “I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its
manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it
now, and will do so until the end of my days.”
4. “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable
5. “Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of
Compiled by Cassie Sullivan, Forum Editor Quotes provided by USA
Today and Brainy Quotes
Five great quotes from
On Dec. 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95.
PEOPLE ON THE STREET How do you think BG will do in the MAC
Championship game? “I hope they will do well.”
“I don’t know, but I want them to win.”
“We are going to win.”
“I feel like we are the underdogs, but we have a good chance at
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LAURA BENDER Senior, Pyscology and Nursing
BRIEE NEIL Junior, Exercise Science
SIMONE MANSFIELD Sophomore, Physical Education
RYAN FERENAC Freshman, Undecided
The end of the semester is in sight.
All the hard work done early in the term has paid off and now we
can all coast and reap the rewards of hard work, right?
Let me get back to real- ity. Get off your tail, quit
procrastinating, and finish strong. As a graduate student I must
tell you a little secret: this applies to us also.
End of semester stress is real, it is palpable, and it is
ever-present. None of us are immune to it. That being said, I feel
we should savor it.
As some of you know, I am firmly ensconced in middle age. I am 42
and I am loving school.
Sure, papers are a chore as are exams, but they do pay off in the
end; and I do not mean monetarily. They pay off in a much deeper
I started college in the fall of 1990 at age 19. I did not earn my
bachelor’s degree until 2011 at the age of 40.
Yes, there were many stops and starts during that time and I racked
up student loans I will not pay off until I am 121, but I learned
much from classes and life.
This column is about both. As a fat teenager, life can
be hard. It is not nightmarish, but
it stripped all confidence out of all me. I always had the smarts
to do well in college; that was not the issue.
What was the issue was a deep-seeded self-loathing that ruined
every attempt to do well academically.
This self-hatred led me to be academically dismissed from our
University in 1999. As you can certainly infer, academically
dismissed means I flunked out. I was not allowed back into the
University for five years.
The shame and disgust that accompanies flunking out is strong. I
did not tell anyone about it for years.
Until this column today, my dad still does not know the truth. I
lied to friends, acquaintances and my fam- ily. I just could not
possibly tell them the truth.
The same University that drummed me out in 1999 welcomed me back in
2008. I cherished this second chance and I earned better
grades than I had since the seventh grade.
More important than grades though was the experience. I learned to
control stress and savor learning. I began to love and yearn for
I made life-long friends whom I adore. I viewed my professors as
friends and people I could trust. I can say I truly, absolutely and
completely loved my three years of a second chance at
Is graduate school more stressful?
You bet it is. It certainly is not more stressful than flunking
out, hating myself and seeing school as a chore or a means to an
That is why I implore you and myself to truly indulge in the cliché
of stopping to smell the roses. These col- lege years are flat-out
ter- rific. Make your first chance count, do not squander it like I
Enjoy yourselves, but enjoy learning too. Thirst for fun but also
thirst for knowledge. Remember the University as not just a place
you studied and got your degree or as a wind-swept MAC
Remember it as where you formed part of what you are.
Remember it as an oasis in our chaotic lives.
Let these thoughts carry you as we finish our exams and
Respond to Paul at [email protected]
Friday, December 6, 2013 9SPORTS IN CHARGE ON THE ICE
Hockey hosts Alabama-Huntsville during weekend
The BG men’s ice hockey team will face the University of
Alabama-Huntsville Chargers this weekend at the BGSU Ice
Both games are on Friday and Saturday night and will start at 7:07
p.m. The Falcons are 5-1-1 overall on home ice for the
The Chargers come into the series with a record of 0-14-0 and 0-8-0
in WCHA conference play. The Chargers are currently the only NCAA
Division I ice hockey program in the southern United States.
Friday night will be the 11th meeting between the Falcons and
Chargers. BG has a 7-2-1 all-time record against the chargers. The
Falcons are also unbeaten at home against the Chargers with a 4-0-1
record at the BGSU Ice Arena.
BG lost 4-3 to the 16th ranked Lake Superior State University
Lakers last Friday night in a WCHA game. The Falcons had three
different skaters score goals and sophomore goaltender Tommy Burke
made 20 saves in the losing effort.
Senior forward Bryce Williamson recorded an assist during the game
from Brent Tate’s goal. Williamson’s point total is now 15 and
leads the team. His 15 points are also tied for fourth overall in
BG also lost 4-3 on Saturday night to the Lakers in the finale of
the weekend series. The Falcons had three different skaters score
goals and fresh- man goaltender Tomas Sholl made 28 saves in the
Sophomore forward Dajon Mingo scored two goals during the game and
ended a drought of 26 consecutive games without a goal dating back
to last year. Mingo’s two goal night also gave him a new single
game career high.
BG forward Adam Berkle will miss the Falcons home series this
weekend because of a hip point- er, according to head coach Chris
“We think he could really improve quickly,
Women’s basketball hosts Milwaukee, won three straight
Men’s basketball team travels to Xavier University after Monday
Falcons return home after five consecutive road games, won 7 of
first 8 games
Falcons take on Musketeers in Cincinnati following 74-62 win on
By Tara Jones Reporter
The BG women’s basketball team will return to the Stroh Center for
the first time in nearly a month, taking on University of
Wisconsin- Milwaukee Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.
UW-Milwaukee is 2-5 in the season so far. The Panthers have
suffered home losses to
Wisconsin, Western Illinois and North Dakota. They have defeated
North Dakota State at home. Milwaukee also lost on the road to New
Mexico and dropped a game to Lamar in the Aggie Hotel Encanto
Thanksgiving Classic. The Panthers defeated host New Mexico State
in the same Classic.
The Panthers return 10 letterwinners, including
three starters, from the 2012- 13 season. Last year’s team finished
9-20 overall and 5-11 in the Horizon League.
Bowling Green head coach Jennifer Roos said that Milwaukee head
coach Kyle Rechlicz will be very well pre- pared for Sunday’s
matchup. Rechlicz was on the coach- ing staff at the University
By Cameron Teague Robinson
Assistant Sports Editor
The BG men’s basket- ball team will travel to Cincinnati, Ohio for
a match- up with Xavier University at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Musketeers started the season with an impres- sive 5-0 record
but have dropped three straight since then. All three of those
losses came in the Battle for Atlantis mid-season tour- nament an
overtime loss to Iowa and another loss to USC stopped their trip to
the Bahamas early.
“They played good teams on a neutral site,” head coach Louis Orr
said. “No game is easy we have to be aware that they are going to
Their worst loss from the Bahamas came against Tennessee University
and lost that game as well by a score of 64-49.
Semaj Christian is a very
dynamic point guard for the Musketeers as he leads them in points
per game and assists per game.
“Semaj is a very tough point guard,” forward Spencer Parker said.
“I know he will be a main focal point of ours.”
This Musketeer team has had a problem with hold- ing on to the ball
so far this year as they are averaging 14 turnovers a game. This
should play right into the Falcons game as they have shown in past
games that they are very good at forc- ing turnovers and finishing
the fast break afterwards.
“We can get them to turn over the ball as much as they are
averaging then that will be huge for us,” Parker said. “We have
been play- ing well in transition so that would be great for
While the Musketeers are bad at keeping control of the ball, they
make up for it with their ability to score in transition off
of turnovers or defensive rebounds. Rebounding will be something
the Falcons will need to focus on as they have a -1.1 differential
in that stat.
Staying out of foul trouble will only help the Falcons in the
rebound category. In previous games fouls have hindered big men
Cameron Black, Richaun Holmes and Josh Gomez. With the three of
them in foul trouble it forces Coach Orr to use reserves who do not
have the height of those three.
“Foul trouble can always affect you but you need to have depth,”
Orr said. “We need to get Gomez comfort- able out there because you
need to have depth.”
Craig Sealey has had a big impact off of the bench as he is working
his way back to 100 per- cent from his offseason knee injury. In
Story by Corey Krupa | Photos by Ruben Kappler
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Real Falcons pick their own school to win. #ROLLALONG
BG 31, NIU 28
BG 35, NIU 34
NIU 50, BG 14
NIU 78, BG 40 No. 17 Oklahoma
vs. No. 6 Oklahoma State Pokes are going to win this one.
OSU 44, Oklahoma 25
OSU 49, Oklahoma 0
OSU 37, Oklahoma 26
Texas 54, Baylor 13
Baylor 49, Texas 0
I bet the team from Texas wins.
Baylor 25, Texas 19 No. 5 Missouri
vs. No. 3 Auburn Auburn has momentum like no other. War Eagle over
Auburn 32, Missouri 18
Missouri 31, Auburn 24
Holy crap I have no clue after last week. The game has
Auburn 39, Missouri 38
I’m so tired.
vs. No. 11 Arizona State Arizona State -3
Bay Area > Arizona...
Stanford 31, ASU 21
Stanford is good but I wouldn’t mess with a Sun Devil.
ASU 33, Stanford 21
Stanford annoys me because I didn’t think Ivy League schools would
be good at sports.
Stanford 7, ASU 23
I clearly don’t know what I’m talk- ing about.
Stanford 34, ASU 32 No. 20 Duke
vs. No. 1 Florida State FSU -29.5
Florida State is really over- rated!
FSU 51, Duke 32
Jameis Winston is cleared from his charges and ready to win the
Heisman and an NCAA title!
FSU 33, Duke 0
Duke 27, FSU 7 Overall record 44-16 39-21 45-15 34-26
Oklahoma State -10
Dayton from 2007 to 2011 and has gone head-to-head with the Falcons
before. Roos said that Rechlicz is therefore very famil- iar with
Roos added that she is happy with where the Falcons are right now.
She said that four of her players are averaging dou- ble figures
and that the team is ranked 26th in the country right now in
scoring defense. However, Roos said she knows non-conference
records are just “window dressings” com- pared to conference play,
where the record “counts for real.”
“Overall I’m pleased with where we stand right now at 7-1, and
we’ve become as I said some tested road warriors,” Roos said.
“We’re just happy to be back at home.”
Following their game with Milwaukee, the Falcons will have an
all-Sunday slate throughout the entire month of December. BG will
take on the University of Massachusetts next Sunday, Dec. 15, at
the Stroh Center before traveling into Big Ten country yet again
this season to take on Purdue Dec. 22. The Falcons will then return
to the Stroh to face Saint Francis on Dec. 29 in their final
matchup before entering Mid- American Conference play.
WOMEN’S From Page 9
DEBORAH HOEKSTRA defends a Niagara player in the team’s 90-58 home
opener victory. The Falcons return home on Sunday against
Milwaukee. AlySSA BeNeS | THE BG NEWS
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Bowling Green Alliance Church is an intergenerational,
international family of Christ followers that exist to exalt
Christ by sharing His good news, serving others and impacting the
community and world.
The Alliance Church is filled with a diverse population. No matter
what age, gender or nationality you are, you will feel at home at
Alliance. There are specialized groups for men, women, young
adults, and youth. They invite you to join them in worship and
guarantee that you will feel at home.
The Alliance founder Dr. A. B. Simpson voiced the core “theology”
of the C&MA (The spiritual Code of The Alliance) many years
ago. He called it the Fourfold Gospel, and it’s all about Jesus—our
Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King.
The C&MA is a focus of The Alliance, it’s a light-bearing,
Jesus-centered missions and church- planting movement with a deeper
life at its heart. Rather than just a church looking to build its
own kingdom, the people of Alliance “go.”
Central Objectives of The Alliance: • Passionate Worship
• Authentic Relationships
• Sacrificial Service
• Transformational Lifestyles
• Missional Worldview
The Alliance believes that God’s instrument to complete this
mission is His church. That’s why they focus their efforts and
resources into developing dynamic, healthy, local churches in the
United States and across the world.
To accomplish the vision, The Alliance develops healthy people
(fully devoted followers of Christ), who will build these churches
serving as ministry
centers to successfully win the lost. Out of these ministry
centers, Alliance churches will flow international workers
committed to pushing back the darkness in areas where unengaged,
unreached people groups are.
Bowling Green Alliance Church has many opportunities for service in
various ministries, some through their church and some through
partnerships in the Bowling Green community. If you like to get
involved and help others in need, The Alliance is the place for
There are various local, National, and International ministries,
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Join The Alliance of Bowling Green for fellowship at 9:30am on
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