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April 4, 2007 

■ Win for Communicator 

The Communicator ca 
home from ICPA with s 
awards. PAGE2 

The Communicato 


IPFWs Softball team 
defeated Notre Dame. 

■ Badfish 

News Briefs 

^ Easter basket delivery to 
SCAN, 2 p.m. For more info, call 

^ Luncheon Lecture Series, 
KTG46.noon-l p.m; Kuznar/ 
Moore debate: "Is Science Politi- 

^ "Working with Digital Im- 
ages for the Classroom and the 
Web Image Editing with Adobe 
CS. Part II," KT 234 9- 10:30 a.m. 
* Dinner Series, "A Gather- 
ing for the Goodrellas," Sycamore 
Hill. (....It Course. 


Study Abroad Inform 
Sessions, SB 176 4p. 
^ Alcohol Aware 
WU, 10 a.m. -4 p.m. 
+ "Citing Sources In-text i 
& Pocahontas married John 
Rolfeonlhisdayin 1614. 
^ George Washington c.ts 
lirsi presidential veto. 

* "Tape" by Stephen Belbcr. 
KT Studio Theatre. 8 p.m. 

& First modern Olympic 

Games opened in Athens. Greece 

in 1896. 

& Robert Peary and Matthew 

Henson became the first to reach 

the North Pole on this day in 


* U.S. declared war on Ger- 
many and entered World War I on 
this day in 1917. 

t* "Tape" by Stephen Belbcr, 
KT Studio Theatre. 8 p.m. 

* On this day in 1913.5.000 
suffragists marched to the Capitol 
seeking the vole for women. 

t* On this day in 1994, Hutu 
extremists in Rwanda began mas- 
sacring ethnic Tutsis and politi- 
cally moderate Hutus. 

* In 100 days of killing, an 
)00are murdered 


* On this day in 1913, the 

17th Amendment was ratified, re- 
quiring the direct election of U.S. 
senators by popular vote rather 
than by the stale legislators. 
^ On this day in 19.46. Ihe 
League of Nations assembled for 
the last time. 

* On this day in 1973, Artist 
Pablo iv.i.ssodied. 

& Free Health Screenings. 
GC, 4:45-6:45 pjn. Screenings 
include blood pressure, weight, 
body fat analysis, body mass 
index and blood sugar. 
>* Discussion of Randall 
Auxier's lecture, "Whitehead and 
the Time-Quake." KT246. noon- 
1:15 p.m. 




er 8 Basics." KT205B. 1:30-3:30 


; Pam Zepp. in 


1866, The Society 1 

or Prevention 

of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) 



On this day i 


Titanic set sail on i 

s fateful voy- 

Give me some respect! 

Women fall victim in hip-hop portrayals 

By Zach Hunsinger 

Regardless ol where one grew up 
or currently lives, regardless of wlml 
music one listens to or the TV shows 
one watches, regardless of skin color 
or social class, everyone is immersed 
in a society that is flooded with hip- 
hop. Hip-hop is everywhere It lives 
on the radio, mi television, in maga- 

lisements. in the Internet, and even 
on chat engines. Ignoring the influ- 
ence of hip-hop is impossible. Un- 
loiiiui.uely, the influence is far from 

Linda Wade, an IPFW student and 
CEO of Nature Nurture Urban Con- 
sultants, presented the .seminar titled 
The Negative Images of Women 
Portrayed in Hip-Hop Music." Wade 

atically devalue 

and lyrical!} market dc 
pieciablc goods. She 
also explained how 
families are falling 

but arc obviously not." 
Smiley added. 

Smiley discussed how 
he saw videos as a child 
that showed disrespect 

audience in the Walb Studeni Union, 
which was also broadcast over the 
IPFW TV channel. The seminar 
discussed the negative dominance 
of rap, the socialization of tea of rap 
and how the average person can tight 

Wade initiated the presentation by 
playing a platinum song tilled "Hyp- 
notize." The song features several 
explicit sexual references along with 
several explicit advertisements; all 
references were sung to a captivat- 
ing beat. She further explained thai 
we live in an "environment saturated 
with sexual content." Her explana- 
tion included descriptions of how 
sexual content within rap can syslem- 

His poems eoniesieil the creative rhymes." By field asserted 

image depicted by most rap songs, that not all hip-hop is inappropriate. 

He advocated educating others about She continued to say that one can not 

misconceptions. blame rap for society's problems; rap 

"Women are portrayed as weak, is only a reflection of our society. 

Yet. one can not ileny the impact hip- 
hop has. Music videos will display 
saintly dressed women next to fully 
clothed men. The videos Ore set in 
expensive mansions. Most videos 
feature scenes alluding to women 
servicing men Commenting about 
llie Uiaractors in ihe videos. Hylield 
stated that they are "living a life thai 
is not real" and Ihe audience misses 
that point. 

Bylield then explained how hip- 
hop helps to instill self-hatred within 
young girls. The girls are socialized 
into believing what they hear. After 
years of being devalued through mu- 
sic and videos, the girls are forced 
to accept the poor illustrations. In 
summer camps in which Hylield vol- 
unteers. 10 and 1 1-year-old girls are 
asking alarming questions. She de- 
scribed one 1 1 -year-old girl asking 
if she performed oral sex would she 
still be a virgin. Another asked if us- 
ing adult toys lor pleasure would end 
her virginity, 

Other girls cannot accurately de- 
scribe their personality or body. Kind 
words disappear from girls' vocabu- 
lary when talking about themselves. 

"We are living in a crisis," Bylield 
claimed. "While not all hip-hop is 
doing this, it does help us gel to the 
crisis." To combat this problem she 
again explained the importance of 
educating ourselves. Also, she advo- 
cated seeking Jesus Christ and find- 
ing strength within ourselves, 

IPFW facilitates flying away; 
summer program takes off 

By Stephanie Samples 
Chief Reporter 

trip is lead by an IPFW 

iar face in their new sur- 
roundings." said Jenny 
vVcailicrford. director 
of the office of i 
tional programs. 

Indiana Ui 
is providing scholar- 

scholarships in- 

clude a mandatory 
grade point average 
of 2.8. 
The length of the 
program, as well 
as the student's 
maturity and ca- 
pability to adjust 


The college years for each stu 
dent are a time of change and new 
experiences. The IPFW Division oi 
Continuing Studies, in collabora- 
iity, is try 
nig lo make some experiences 
available lo students Through ihe 
International Studies Program there 
are opportunities for students to j es 
travel to Malaysia, France, Italy anu - 
and Mexico this coming summer 
and fall. Previously, cost hud made 
these trips unavailable 
dents. However, there is a scholar- 
ship opportunity opening new doors 
to many students. 

Being involved in one of these 
programs has many benefits. "Now- 
adays it is more important than ever 
to experience other parts of the 
world. Traditional students should 
take advantage of their freedom, 
and gel involved in these experienc- 
es before they 
Leslie Raymc 
programs and continuing studies. 

During these trips, students an 
exposed to things outside of a typi- 
cal college setting. "It is impor- 
tant as an engaged 
world, to be more conscious of the 
world around you. You see a di 
ferent view while on these trips 
than you would s 
tourist," said Rayi 

Indiana-Purdue Student Newspapers, Newsroom: (260) 481-6584 

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Fort Wayne, IN 46805 E-mail 

the scholarship will not 
pay for everything, for scholarship 
students may have 
with the international pro- 
grams committee lo be evaluated. 

evaluate how this experience will 
affect the student in the long term. 

April 27 is the deadline for 
scholarship money for 
grams. August I is the deadline \«< 
the fall semester and January 1 is 
the deadline for the spring 

Students who are interested in 
nal studies programs, 
er for a few weeks or a full 
ter, should speak with Weath- 
and Raymer. Both individ- 
an help sludents determine 
:rip would best 
steps they should take in 
r application process. 
On April 12 from 10 a.m. 
i 1 p.m. in Walb Union, the 
IPFW Division of Continu- 
ing Studies will be cel- 
ebrating International In- 

Healm Fair 
Brings Awareness 

By Hidi Moore 
Copy Editor 

Hard sheets of cold rain fell on 
March 28. but the beckoning warmth 
of IPFWs Walb Student Union 
prompted many people lo come in- 
side and learn about their health. 

The 1 8th Annual IPFW Health Fair 
included over 100 exhibits [bat of- 
fered sludents and ihe community 
free fitness demonstrations, food, 
gills, health education and health 

Located in the ballroom and on ihe 
second door, hourly fitness demon- 
strations included yoga, de-stressing, 
core stability, belly dancing and Pi- 

Thc 12:30 p.m. belly dancing dem- 
onstration, led by A/usena bint Zwce- 
na, a principal dancer with Troupe 
Talecha, showed sludents how lo re- 
lieve stress through movement. Her 
belly dancing class is offered through 
Ihe IPFW Division of Continuing 
Studies from July 30 - Aug 29 on 
Monday and Tuesday evenings from 
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. for a cost of $65. 

"Join!" said Zweena. "Belly danc- 
ing offers flexibility, slrength and con- 
fidence, which can be lacking in stu- 
dents on campus." She also advised 
to join, because dance solves a big 
problem for many students — finding 
time for oneself. For more informa- 
tion on belly dancing, contact Zweena 
at j/usen.ibinl/ 

Food was also aplenty throughout 

many of the 108 booths. The IPFW 

Studeni Activities Hoard offered free 

Pizza Hut pizza and snacks in Walb's 

► Fair: Page 2 


Podium 3 

Arts & Entertainment 5 


sion was conducted after By- 
field's tulk. During this session 
Ihc three speakers addressed 
Ihc gimmicks of ihe music 
induslry. Markcling ploys of 
mentioning alcohol and co- 
logne in songs. lead to a rise 
in sales. However, the goods 
marketed in rap songs arc de- 
preciable. These items lower 
in value as they age. The cor- 
porations who own the music 
artists have large profits and 
then use ihe profits to invest 
in appreciable items, With 
more profit the corporations 
can advertise more depre- 
ciable goods, continuing the 
cycle. Wade said, "music is a 
gimmick, an entry level, that 
reaches Ihe mainstream." 

The three speakers agreed 
education and confrontation 
arc ihc best tools for combat- 
ing this threat. This can be 
done through one-on-one re- 
lationships. Wade described 
most people as unaware of the 
situation. Parents may not un- 

derstand the lyrics or the innu- 
endos. Radio stations may not 
completely censor a swear or a 
sexual reference. 

Smiley said the dynamics 
of rap music are too complex 
to be fought in any one way. 
One main problem is societal 
greed. People want to make 
money, and the bottom line 
is sex sells. Unfortunately. 
women arc depicted inac- 
curately, inappropriately and 
consequently devalued. When 
devaluation reaches a certain 
level, violence against wom- 
en is tolerated. Eventually 
women arc essentially turned 
into sex toys. Society needs 

itself; otherwise it is going to 

Nature Nurture, the urban 
consultant program directed 
by Wade, seeks to correct this 
societal problem. The pro- 
gram studies the impacts rap 
has on people. Pom is already 
a big industry; rap simply uses 
Ihc same methods. As a result, 

Communicator flooded with awards 

sexual predators arc often glo- 

Young girls are socialized 
into believing what they see 
and hear. What they arc see- 
ing and hearing is describing 
women as worthless, weak and 
only important when almosl 
naked. There is a direct re- 
sult on girls' body images and 
what is depicted in music vid- 
eos. Wade mentions lhal the 
FCC is doing its best at keep- 
ing negative songs and videos 
off the mainstream air, but il 
is not completely successful. 
Editing songs is difficult and 
as Smiley mentioned, children 
can find ways around parental 
filters. Also, some parents jusl 
are unaware. Nature Nurture 
is making "a plea out to con- 
scious people" to speak against 
these problems. 

The problem is the cumu- 
lative effect of radio being ir- 
responsible, unaware parents 
and citizens and corporate 
marketing ploys. ^ 

By Hidi Moore 
Copy Editor 

On March 31. ihe Indiana 
Collegiate Press celebrated 
student-journalists at its an- 
nual awards ceremony held at 
Ball Slate University. IPFW's 
The Communicator won the 
distinction of 2006 Division II 
Newspaper of the Year, tying 
wilh Valparaiso University's 
The Torch with 52 points, 
which pul these newspapers 
far ahead of Ihc field. 

Other universities in con- 
tention for this coveted title 
include: ihe University of 
Southern Indiana, the Uni- 
versity of Evansville, Buller 
University, Indiana Wesleyan 
University and ihc University 
of Indianapolis. 

IPFW's staff amassed 

BCC announces winners 

Richard Wanjcma and Sherri 
Emerson shared the glory of 
producing a winning design for 
Ihe campus organization, and 
by shifting the BCC's identi- 
fier from a logo to a symbol, 
the Caucus believes that ihere 
will be more of a resounding 
impression left i 

BCC, al Monday's unveiling. 

symbol is tenlatively sel for 
unveiling in April, and will in- 
clude Ihc BCC initials and the 
Baobab tree, which is native 
lo Africa. Some of these trees 
have been carbon-dated to 
about 2,000 years of age, and 
grow to be large enough 

for i 

inly n 


"We wanlcd something 

stronger, something that would 
represcnl the strength and cul- 
ture of African- Americans and 
have longevity," said Sherri 
Emerson, President of the 

homes for a dozen people. The 
trees provide sustenance, shel- 
ter and renewable resources. 

The design for the BCC may 
be succinctly designed and 
appear bare to the average 
passerby, but il is packed with 
symbolism. In addition to the 
Ircc, the design will contain 
Ihc gold letters "BCC," sym- 
bolizing the richness of the 

African continent; red for the 
blood shed in the zeniih of the 
slave trade; and green for Ihe 
lush hind that remains. 

"The Baobab tree and our 
symbol stands for what society 
is supposed lo be about, which 

together as a community." said 
attendee Scott Smiley. 

Coinciding with the official 
unveiling of the new BCC 
symbol, there will also be a 
conference April 28 that will 
delve into contemporary issues 
facing the African-American 
community today. The confer- 
ence is open lo Ihe entire Fort 
Wayne community. 

From Page 1 

second floor lounge. 

Cooking demonstrations 
took place in the Walb Union 
ballroom. IPFW's Hospital- 
ity, Tourism and Manage- 
ment Club featured breakfast 
smoolhies. Chefs Tony and 
Stephanie Rau from Scott's 
Food and Pharmacy featured 
ginger orange salmon and 
Asian zing salad. David Sas- 
sanella of the Hyatt Place fea- 
tured cost-efficicnl entrees and 

Many guest and studenl ex- 
hibits focused on healih educa- 
lion, including ihe Matthew 25 
Clinic, which educated people 
on running and walking, which 
can also he done lo raise mon- 
ey (or those who cannot af- 
ford health insurance. The Dr. 
Phillip OShaughncssy Walk/ 
Run for Health al Foslcr Park 
will lake place on July 21. For 
entry forms, e-mail Jennie 
O'Shaughncssy al joshaughne 

Olher upcoming walk/run 
events include the AIDS Walk 
on May 5 starting at Head- 
waters Park. To regislcr, call 

Anolher evenl promoting 
healih awareness and fund- 
raising is ihe American Cancer 
Society Relay for Life on May 
19 and 20. For more infor- 
mation on this overnight run/ 


The Heart Center Medi- 
; cal Group showed how much 
; sugar is in many of the bever- 
'. ages we consume. Products 

on campus like energy drinks 

■ conlain not only high levels 
of sugar, but also high levels 

; of caffeine, which volunteer 
; Maria said, "is a pre-drug sub- 

Aboite Podiatry Associ- 
ales offered free fool and gait 
- analysis, while Fred Toeg- 

■ nes Shoes offered a free fool 
; pressure reading lhat "picks 
; up high pressure points, knee 
; problems and even back prob- 
: terns," said Steve, a certified 
'. pedorthisl. Both Sieve and Dr. 

Matthew Robinson of 
Podiatry advised replacing 
athletic shoes every 400-500 
miles of use. 

Olher free screenings were 
performed ihroughout Walb. 
IPFW Pre-Dcnlisiry Club of- 
fered an oral cancer screening. 
This club is located on the 
first floor of Neff Hall. IPFW 
sludcnls, for a nominal fee of 
$37, can receive a cleaning 
and exam. For appointmenls. 
call 481-6175. 

Pearle Vision offered free 
vision screenings. Located at 
Glenbrook Square Mall, Op- 
lometrisl Michael Alvarez of- 
fers IPFW students $10 off eye 
exams, a discount on glasses, 
and fillings for colored con- 
tacts. For an appointment, call 

Parkview Health and Fitness 
offered free body fat analysis 
and grip strength icsis. Shaun 
Richardvile, a Parkview healih 

identify over-fal- 
ness in individuals who appear 
as slim and otherwise healthy 

"If a person's exercise only 
includes aerobic exercise, such 
lis walking and running, you're 
ignoring muscular strength," 
Richardvile said. He also add- 
ed lhal adding muscle lo one's 
body frame lowers ihe percent 
body fat. 

Some screenings, such as 
a blood healih profile, blood 
lype, diabetes screen, prostate 
cancer screening and thyroid 
blood screening, where per- 
formed by Parkview Health 
Laboratories for S 10-28. 

Gelling enough quality rest 
and sleep was anolher impor- 
tant focus of the health fair. 
Neenah Dressier of Balanced 
Wellness addressed the prob- 
lem of sleep deficiency for 
sludcnls and alhletes, and how 
magnetic sleep systems can 
help students overcome time 
obstacles. "Magnetic sleep 
systems help people sleep bet- 
ler during the night and stay 
awake better during ihe day." 
The magnclic sleep system 
also offers sludcnl and athletes 
more stamina. "(Il) puts your 
body into a deep REM sleep 
where your body heals. The 

system helps all students, be- 
cause you can sleep less hours 
and feel like you've slepl 

Dressier, a certified wellness 
home consultant, can be con- 
lacled al kdress24<? -aol com. 

Also focusing on rest and re- 
laxation was LaSalle Bed anc 
Breakfast, which is offering 
student housing in the fall. Lo- 
eaicd in downtown Fort Wayne 
on West Washington Blvd. 
near the Allen County Public 
Library, this building offers 
sludents a library, gallery and 
French club. Studenl room* 
fit 1-5 people and are between 
650-675 sq.ft. For more infor- 

Buller at 410-4206. 

Other booths focused on pain 
relief, including Aaron Chiro- 
practic Clinic. Dr. Pameh 
Aaron Joachim demonstrated 
acupunclure on several peo- 
ple. "For 20 minutes, it can bt 
used to treat even blood pres- 
sure and allergies. It causes ar 
effect in the brain lhat releases 
endorphins, whi 
inflammation, dd 
Joachim said. 

Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 

also offered massage, 

ihe Ivy Tech School of Mas 

sage and three other booths. 

Giving back to the comn 

: health fair. Booihs such 
the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort 
Wayne focused on improving 
the mental well-being of 
crs by volunteering your 
with youlhs in the community. 
To learn more about volun- 
teering for the Boys & Girls 
Clubs, contact Amos Norman 
ai (260) 744-0998, ext. 

Many students volunteered 

several other awards of merit 
in categories including best 
single issue, best special issue 
and best sports column. 

Brianna Belford, along 
wilh Allison Grabcr, won in 
the category of best breaking 
news reporting. Along wilh 
Dan Vance, Belford won hrst 
place for best overall design 
for last year's SOAR issue. 
Belford also took away two 
awards for best front page. 
Along with Andres Ponte. she 
picked up first place for besl 
feature page. 

Vance placed in the cat- 
egory of besl feature page ;is 
well. He won firsl place for 
best sports feature story and 
best sports page, for which he 
was ciled by judges as having. 
"Headline dominance, good 
photos and good graphics." 
Along with Eugene Harding, 

he took third in that category 
as well. Vance also received 
recognition in Ihe category of 
besl sports news category. 

Harding won firsl place 
for besl news photo and best 
sports pholo. 

Nic Pyle also placed sec- 
ond in ihc besl sports photo 
category for his soccer photo 
ciled by judges as "a story- 
telling moment that includes 
strong entries and pleasing 

Andrew C. Hoover took 
first place for bolh besl in- 
depih story and best news or 
feature series. 

Ponte won besl informa- 
tional graphic for his depiction 
of genocide, and also placed 
in best illustration. 

Chad Ryan, along with 
Belford, won for besl photo 
essay or picture Story. 

ICPA's Division II Best Sports Photo, second place, by IPFW's Nic Pyle 

Campus & 

ing this year's event. 
Tillapaugh. IPFW Wellness 
Coordinator, said of the health 
fair and studenl participation, 
"I am totally grateful for the 
studenl involvement. There 
are more student tables and 
volunteers than last year. Il 
is special to have that hap- 
pen. Students play a key role 
in helping us offer this fair 
the community; they are a k 
component lhat makes this fair 

5 Alcohol Awareness Day: 
WU, 10a.m.-4p.m. For 
information, call 1 6647. 

ACCS Express Lanes: 

1 5-minute drop-in resume critiques. 
information, call 16595. 

Study Abroad Information 
Session: SB 176.4 p.m. 
For information, call 16494. 

Writing Center: Avoiding 
Accidental Plagiarism Workshop: 
"Citing Sources In-lext in MLA 
and APA," KT G40. noon-1 p.m. 
Faculty and students welcome. 
For information, call 16028. 

6 Classes suspended at 4:30 p.m. 

Theatre Event: Tape, by 
Stephen Belber, KT Studio 
Theatre. 8 p.m.; also April 7. 
Forticket information, call 16555. 

7 Athletic Events: Men's Tennis 
vs. Toledo, I p.m.; Baseball vs. 
Chicago State. 2 p.m.; Men's 
Volleyball vs. Ball State. 7 p.m. 
For information, call 16643. 

Theatre Event: Tape, by 
Stephen Belber. KT Studio 
Theatre, 8 p.m. For ticket 
information, callI6555. 

Philosophy Club: Discussion of 
Randall Auxier's lecture, 

"Whitehead and the Time-Quake." 
KT 246. noon- 1:15 p.m. Campus 
community welcome. 

For information, call 16366. 

for April 5-11, 2007 
Athletic Event: Softball vs. 
Cleveland State, 3 p.m. 
For information, cal! I6643. 

Free Health Screenings: 

GC, 4:45-6:45 p.m. Screenings 
include blood pressure, weight 
body fat analysis, body mass index, 
and blood sugar. For information, 
call 16647. 

"The Sacred and the Profane: 
Surrealist Poetry and the 
Dissolution of Dichotomy," 
Professor George Kalamaras, 
Department of English and 
Linguistics; CM 159,7:30 p.m. 
For information, call 16160. 

1 1 CLEP: KT 232, 8:30 a.m. For 
information, call Testing Services 
at 14153. 

Red Cross Blood Drive: 

WU Ballroom, 10 a.m.^t p.m. Call 
1 6283 to schedule an appointment; 
all donors will receive a t-shirt. 

ACCS Express Lanes: 
1 5-minute drop-in resume critiques, 
KT109, II a.m.-l p.m. 
Forinformation,call 16595. 

Anthropology Luncheon 
Lecture Series: "Prison and 
Exile." Summers; KT G46, noon. 16272. 

Study Abroad Information 
Session: SB 176, noon. 16494. 

Athletic Event: Men's Tennis vs. 
Butler. 4 p.m. For information, call 

This ad courtesy of the Office of the Chancellor 


Death reminds us to get the picture 

The scary news that gets one thinking 

Said Said Something 

By Said El-Dajant 

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air smelled of 
that musky 
green so fa- 
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lability and a purpose. 

"I heard he died. He was a good I know I spend a lot of time 

guy." speaking about life, but writing these 

The beat of the drums continued, columns isn't necessarily for others, 

but my heart stopped. This guy was but for me. I find it relevant to keep 

not a close friend, but an acquain- readers not just informed, but rc- 

tancc with whom I had become com- minded that there is more to life than 

fortable. I wasn't sure what to think. I just cheese and crackers. 

was reminded of the time last semes- So, as you indulge yourself in 

, hearing the news of a girl who deeper thought, take all the people 

s hit by a 
to me in social psych. 

I became disillusioned. The cam- 
era Hash was off. bul bulbs in my head 
kepi bursting. Whether or not this 

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really dead 

As I made my way around, 
shooting from different angles, I was 
slopped h\ ii girl, looking and speak- 
ing in my general direction. I looked 
around in confusion, you know, as 
when you're not sure if the person is 
actually tulking to you or the person 
right next to you. Eyebrow cocked. I 
pointed to myself in confusion. 

She was attractive, so naturally 
my feet took me to her. 

"Were you friends with Brian 
Lewis'?" she asked. 

"Who?" I yelled, trying to over- 
power the hands resonating sound. 

fact, every 
had quick- 

"It seems once we get any 

jolting news regarding 

death, we're quick to realize 

the relevance of someone's 

existence in correlation to our 


with whom you c 
order them from favorite (o least fa- 
vorite. How fair is that? 

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wc really are. We pu! people in "Top 
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are concerned 
about. In a 
country full 
of freedom 
of speech, 

icnd most of 

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: later that night, I lifestyles and their beliefs. 

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; regarding death, we're quick enee, no matter how insignificant .md 

lalize the relevance of some- the last picture we have in our minds 

; existence in correlation to our is the greatest one we took. 



How to successfully break up a band 

By Mike Webb 

Arts and Entertainment 


Anyone who has played in a band 
for an extended period of time knows 
that there are conflicts that can and 
more than likely will arise. 

When putting together music 
with other people, as much as the 
musical purists would like (o have 
us believe that it should always How 
naturally from our souls, the reality 
of the situation is that you are putting 
together a product for others, and the 
end result reflects upon you as much 
as anyone else involved in the cre- 
ative process. 

When reputations are on the line, 
sometimes visions don't match and 
conflicts arise. I believe that this is 
why we hear so many hands compare 
their dynamics to that of a romantic 
relationship. What is a romantic re- 
lationship without compromise'' !t is 

I am learning more and more that 
compromise in relationships must be 
done out of love. Grudges cannot be 
held .igainst one another when one 
doesn't get his or her way, they arc 
simply unhealthy and leads to resent- 
As someone who has played in 
a band that featured somewhat of a 
dictator as a front man, I can tell you 
that the same principles apply to that 
relationship, 100. 

The truth of the matter is that I 

was unhappy in my band because I (old me that seltishness is the root of 
had no artistic freedom. I play drums every evil. I am beginning to believe 
and at the time I had been playing lor this statement more everyday. 
about eight years. I was not setting 
the world on lire with my musical 
ability, but had I wanted to try, yet 
my bandleader would not allow me 


I do not want to sound like I am 
unwilling to compromise myself. I 
tried my best to understand his posi- 
tion .md the sound he was trying to 
achieve. I tried my best to attain the 
desired results, but I was a square 
peg in a round hole. 

It might have been okay if 
the fact 

Morgan Rose, the drummer for Se- 
vendust. Rose said that Sevendusi 
formed out of their love for one an- 
other. When Rose thought of whom 
he fell he could function eomlori.ihly 
wiili while working, he chose his best 
friends. They grew togethe 
cian\ and have gone on to achieve 

Though guitarist Clint Lowery 
has since stepped down, hts replace- 
ment came in the form of another 
inship paled old friend whose personality fit long 

■ - ■ before his playing 

style did. 

Like any other 
relationship, there 
are ups and downs. 
If the 
ship is important 

"When reputations are on 

the line, sometimes visions 

just don't match and conflicts 


unwavering in his opinion that he Love and compromise may be why 

s simply right all the ti 

This was a situation where we had 

a group of people who loved music. at every tt 
and all wanted to make music togeth- What 

er. We all had the same goal, bul wc whether y 
were taking different paths to arrive ing 
there. Due to stubbornness and pride 
on his pan, resentment was bom on 
my part and I stepped down. 

Of course, there were other is- 
sues beneath the surface as there 
always are, but at its core. I believe 
the culprit was pride. Someone once 

if you are the one full 
pushing others toward 
n their feelings I 
y be heading lor a crash 
Muln the world of music, pride is the 
best way to break up a band. 



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Why can't servers be more like me? 

Pardon the Pun 

By Michelle Yahne 

gave iii order In receive a good Up.' 
Why is n (hal mosl service places 
wc go 10 now have crabby teenagers 
who don'l care (or adulls who are go- 
ing nowhere in their lives] working 
at them? They acl as if you're ask- 
ing llic World nl ' ihem when you ask 
where Hie sale jeans arc. 

I'm nol just talking clothing. I 
walked inln a sporting goods store u 
few months ago, and aflcr a few min- 
uics of looking for a particular Hem 
(with no luck obviously), I asked one 
of the three high school kids who 
wciv huddled near Mil' middle nl the 
store. One nl (hem pointed and said, 
"'I think it's over there." and the other 
said, "I don'l know if we carry it." 
How docs this happen? If you don't 
know it ynii tarry it, why not wait, 

over there wilh me. and if in fad you walked up to the front, and made Ihe 

don't carry Ihe ilem, now you know hostess hnd her lull (by the way. they 

for ncxl lime. Furthermore, go in- were the only people in the place at 

form your cohorts, I mean eowork- the lime). The server then walked by 

ers. the other worker and said "Oh yeah, 

A friend of mine recently wenl here's their bill" and walked away. 

known for No apologies for taking 5 

After waiting for politeness, nothing \!> I'nend obvi- 

deserved it. I have worked in a few 
restaurants along (he way and I never 
would have done that. 

Maybe it's because of common 
sense ihat some people are good in 
retail and service industries and oth- 
ers should be forced to work with 
animals. Then they have to'be nice 
or they'll get mauled by say ... a po- 
lar bear. That's just me thinking; I 
wouldn't wish those people harm at 
the claw of any animal. 

1 think there should be some sort 
of hiring standards, especially when 
it comes lo teenagers. Give them a 
test involving stress management 
and customer satisfaelion. If they 
don't pass, they don'l gel the job and 
they have to look for another one. I 
also feel that if they DO pass said 
test, they must periodically lake tesls 
lo keep them on their toes and make 
sure they are still giving quality ser- 

[ know thai some companies par- 
lake in Ihe secret shopper and mystery 
shopper programs and 1 think these 
are groat, for one. these -hopper*, arc 
every where and nowhere. You never 
know what they look like, or when 
(hey come in. or what they're going 
(o be asking about. Second the store 
then gels a report back on how well 
all of ihe employees did. Where do I 
sign up for thai job'.' That would be 
.m awesome job. All I have to do is 
shop and take noies on who helped 
and who should be unemployed" 
1 think that may just be one of my 
dream jobs. 

Nol only do these companies grade 
on how good sen ice and selection is, 
but (hey also test how well the em- 

ployees keep an eye on product as 
some are tesling shoplifting capabili- 
ties. I think this is amazing. Not only 
does it show who can catch a thief, 
but it goes lo show how many people 
a shoplifter has to gel by without 
anyone noticing. 1 do have one prob- 
lem with that. Considering the rate of 
turnover at most retail and service in- 
dustry jobs, how can managers prop- 
erly train all their employees on what 
tn look for'.' 1 know ii seems dumb, 
but, believe it or not, there-are ever- 
cliangiug trends in shoplifting and 
some people |u-t don'l know what lo 
look for. 

Therefore. I think that teenag- 
ers should have to wail longer before 
having a job. say 18, and be at least 
somewhat compelenl at life before 
they take on a job involving the pub- 
lic. Standards should be enforced 
upon them and all other employees 
all the time so as to continue lo weed 
out unsuccessful people. They can 
even do it Trump-style if they wish. 
Servers in restaurants should 

complete idiot when it comes lo cus- 
tomers and service. Nol only would 
it probably raise their sales and the 
money they made for the day, but 
it would give the customer the feel- 
ing (lull they were not ignored, and 
I bet ihey would go back. Now with 
that said, I say lo the crappy service 
industry idiots, "Quilc frankly my 
dears, you're fired!" (Insert hand 

Rockstar energy drink 
introduces fantastic 
fruit flavors 

By Said El-Dajani comfortable not knowing. 

Managng Editor The reality is that there isn'l 

much to complain about. The laste 

is great. Ihe energy is actually there, 
„ e | bui like Redbull. the dead tired leel- 

>ur hands ™ s 

and pick- ™ w 

uy I 

There are a couple \ 
like a rock star One way 
ing light panls, running 
through your hair five tim 
ing up an instrument. O 
just grab an energy drink 
ly labeled Rockstar. 

If you thought drinking an energy 
drink was already a bad idea then 
lucky for you Rockstar has found a 
way to make breakfast seem a little 
more exciting. Rockstar Juiced is ihe 
energy drink of Ihe week, and like 
Sieve Seagal's Lightning Boll, this 
drink conies in two flavors: Guava 
and Orange. 

Bolh flavors are remarkably deli- 
cious and not misleading. Guava ac- 
tually tasles like guava, and orange 
tastes, yes, like orange. 

I Ik ...ins look like beveled metal: 
the guava can has a light purple exte- 
rior with gold, black and while text, 
while orange is ihe color orange 
While Ihe drinks laste good, let's 
make il clear that they are. accord- 
ing to the can, "Not recommended 
for children, pregnant women, nurs- 
ing women, or those sensitive to caf- 
feine." Sounds like a real ruck slur! 

Another cool fact about ihis drink 
is thai it conlains 70% juice and 100% 
energy. Never did I think lhal some- 
thing could have 170% of anylhing. 
The number is not really divisible hy 
much, which means il probably con- 
tains .5% of something we'd be more 

eery stores. Rocks! 
to get whatever lat 

morning job done. 

'300' chalk 
full of 
guilty gore 


i fors 


' Try 

story based on a graphic novel writ- 
ten by Frank Miller. 

Leomdas (Gerard Butler) is the 
king of Sparta and he is a good and 
understanding King. He does not 
lake his job or duties lightly, so when 
forced to submit his power to Persia, 
he goes oil to light for hi- land along 
with only 300 of his men. Though 
i he Spartans are facing millions, they 
are tearless and powerful. They leave 
wilh a plan, and from (here they light 
and kill thousands The Spartan sol- 
diers fight wilh style, yei ihey also 
manage to ireal the battles ihe same 
as Ihey would any other job. They 
Stay in a positive mood, cracking 
jokes and making light of their mor- 
bid work. 

1 can't give away too much more, 
but it's Ihe way that ihey fight that 
amazed me so much. I do not like 
blood and gore and (his tilm had plen- 
ty. Director Zack Snyder ("Sin City") 
makes the bloody battles a work of 
art "Ihis film has ama/ing actors who 
all play their parts with great behev- 
ability All ol ihe background on ihe 
sel was made digitally though von 
could have fooled me. 

Overall, I was very happy with 
Ihis movie. The originality of il all 
will he intriguing lor any moviegoer. 
I recommend this film to anyone, re- 
gardless of their < 

Internet sites expose 
attention seeks through 
entertainment shift 

By Said El-Dajani 
Managing Editor 

Sol tried quitting television. Pro- 
grams are no longer interesting: they 
lack substance and 1 often found my- 
self watching reruns more than any- 
thing Naturally. I redirected this time 
into other aciiv ilics, one being work- 
ing al my computer. This started out 
great, but then 

And SO I realized dial I should join 
the trend in creating videos in hopes 
for a positive response. I mean, let's 
be honest, is nothing 

ile. Some can't help bui crave 

on and YouTube is the perfect 
in for exposure, 
a world full of billions of pco- 
:an seem a little consuming in 

"Like clothing fads, video how one 
popularity seems to work its Terence* 
way inward from the coasts." i know i 

can be an overwhelming virtue and 
doing something, like browsing. 

while things are uploading is always 

I don't remember (he first time I 

walehcd a YouTube video, hut it was 

how I can do something significant. 
Facebook and Myspace are other 
sues dedicated lo praising mere exis- 
tence. And oh how fun ii has become 
in seeing what people have posted or 
left lor one lo sec We live in a world 

from word of of exposure. 

due to ihe 

mouih. A friend lold a friend, 
(old a friend, who told me. I watched 
one, then another.and low and be- 
hold, it was like I had watched four 
hours ot television. 

Then I realized 1 had become a 
part of the YouTube phenomenon. It 
wasn't (hat I was posiing videos, but 
1 was directing other people's bore- 
dom lo this mosl intriguing site. Mu- 
sic videos like "Shoes" and "Dale- 
specials such as "Bro Rape" 

Video, writing and pictures Inter 
the Internet and have collaborated 
with the information age in creating 
a less-lhaii-eohesive tool for cred- 
ibility. Websites like Wikipedia give 
people Ihe ability to post their knowl- 
edge on any and all subject matter 
It's like a Ken Griffey, Jr. card being 
handed to a 1-year-old with a crayon 
The resuli is cute, but worthless. 

By craving attention, people are 

destroying the safe haven we have 

videos that have been playing lor from television I guess I'll go out 

months but are new to the Midwest, and play sports now. Too bad the 

Like clothing fads, video popularity weather fluctuates more than vvom- 

seems lo work Us way inward Irom en's hormones. 

Arts & Entertainment 

Kids Play 
and Learn 
at Library 

By Louisa Danielson 

Maybe you remember being a 
little kid, walking out of the library 
with ,1 stack of books propped under 
your chin. You lumed in a mountain 
of books every week - and cheeked 
out another pile every time. 

Well, the scene hasn't changed 
much. The Allen County Public Li- 
brary children's department is still 
full of books - some 400,000 of them. 
in fact, located at the main branch. 
Now that the library has finished its 
nuilii-million dollar renovation, all 
these books and more .ire available to 
the public. 

Librarian Mary Voors, who has 
worked at the ACPL for 25 years, is 
a pillar of the children's department. 
"(It's) the best place to work," she 
said. Librarians must have a master's 
degree in library science, although 
some librarians also have back- 
grounds in other fields, like cduca- 

"Our library system is very, very, 
very committed to pre -literacy," said 
Voors. The ACPL was one of the first 
libraries in the country with a chil- 
dren's section 1 he department origi- 
nally opened in 1907. 

The 2007 children's department 
was designed through the collabora- 
tion of children's librarians from the 
ACPL system and the community 
who were "(c)ommitled to having a 
very dynamic and active children's 
department." said Voors. hxamplesot 
their innovation include a gian 
tank system that has two salt 
tanks and one reef tank; a computer 
room; a playhouse; short shelves lor 
young patrons and an early learning 
center where children and grow 
interact in a learning-saturated 
ronmenl. "There is no technology of 
any kind in there,"' mentioned Voors. 
"(only) face-to-face interaction be- 
tween mom and dad and child." 

The early learning center is for 
preschool -aged children and adults. 
Special areas in the center include a 
writing center, a drama comer and 
many reading nooks where chil- 
dren can read with adults. Children 
are encouraged to explore narrative 
skills, letter knowledge, print aware- 
ness, print motivation, phonological 
awareness and vocabulary. In the 
past, children have done this by cre- 
ating alphabets, telling stories and 
showing interest in books. "Kids 
have to have (a) phonological refer- 
ence," said Voors, highlighting pan 
of the center's curriculum. In Febru- 
ary alone, 6,218 people visited the 
Center. There is no sign up sheet; 
however, an adult must constantly be 
present with his or her child. 

Back in the book section of the 

► Library: Page 06 

lllflll Willi 01M1 

Tribute band captures the essence of beloved jam- 

Tribute bands often eel the short 
end of the stick. I have heard n said 
mam Iimcsthal inhale bands lake llie 
easy way out so thai they can glean 
an audience oft the popular band the\ 
choose to emulate. When the band 
you ate playing tribute to is a band 
like Sublime. 1 think the aloicmcn- 
lioned notion cannoi possibly apply. 

Since the untimely death ol I rout- 
man Bradley Nowell, Sublime has 
mil been around to propagate its own 
legacy. Since Nowell's deafh oc- 

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truly prominent level ot success, hip- 
pies and jam-band tans everywhere 
have been left with a gaping hole 
in their musical heart with little-to- 
nothing to fill it. 

Enter Badfish-a band whose very 
name pays tribute to Sublime. 

Consisting of Pat Downes (lead 
vocals, guitar). Joel Hanks ibass), 
Scott Begin (drums) and the new- 
est addition to the band. Dave Ladin 
t guitar, keyboard, and trombone I. 
Badfish is a band that captures the 
sound ol Sublime almost to a lee and 
they seem to ha\c a good lime doing 

On March 30. Badlish played to 
arge crowd at Piere's. and though 
lually be Sublime. I 

completely original sic. antl as 

one might expect, their original mu- 
sic bares more than a few similarities 
to Sublime as well. However, their 
emphasis was more on sir.iighl-.ihcad 
rock with a little less reggae sound 
Scolty Don't went over well with the 
crowd, and the fact thai llicy were 
graciously giving aw.i) CDs [or free- 
sealed the deal for many. 

Photo by Said El Dajani 

lent to be involved. Ladm stepped not something you see evcryduy. The 

up to the plate on about halt of the demand spoke ol the audience's love 

songs as needed, and then sat back for Sublime's music, and of Hadlish's 

and enjoyed the show with a beet in ability to capture some of the 
his hand when 

Even if you didn 



in attendance were more than pleased 

with what they were getting 

The band opened for themselves, 
going on first as Scotty Don't, and 
later as Badfish. 

Scolty Don't is their project of 

original imi-n lends uedencc lo then 
validity iltey aren't just trying to ride 
on another band's coallails 

After a brief intermission, the 
band relumed as Badlish. and right 
away it became a different sort of a 
concert. Perhaps I didn't realize the 
extent of the im- 
pact Sublime had 
left on so many 
people, but it 
was driven home 
when I watched 

the majority of 


demanding . 

i encore When it 

stage sing each 
word of every 
single song. 

The band 

sound of Sublime 

/ | 

penally through 
Downes* vo- 

No well's. 



and collected 
vibe throughout 

Philharmonic Presents Musical Stories 

By Louisa Danielson 



Every place 
story to tell. The Fort Wayne Philhar- 
monic demonstrated this on Saturday. 
March 10 at the Embassy Theatre. 

The first work of the performance 
was Michael Daugherty's Philadel- 
phia Stones a synopsis of life in the 
big city. "Sundown on South Street " 
had pounding, tandem percussion 
hammering away from both sides of 

The punchy, alive rhythm of the 
music brought to mind the back- 
ground music of a nightly news 

'Tell-Tale Harp" was played by 
two harps from the front of the or- 
chestra. For such gentle instruments, 

the swooping arpeggios they played 
soared to the very balcony of the au- 
ditorium in a haunting yet modern 

"Bells for Stokowski" was loud. 
If the musicians had had orange vests 
and hardhais. the music would have 
been a perfect facsimile of a highway 
repair scene with clanging metal and 
loud discords. 

It opened with chimes reminis- 
cent of the Liberty Bell. Then it grew 
to a tangled cacophony that melted 
into a harp duel of Bach's "C- Major 
Prelude." also known as the "Ave 

The prelude picked up speed. 
raced from the harps to the rest of I he 
orchesira and ended in a not ol noise 
with the enure orchestra blasting the 
auditorium. Shouts and applause lin- 
ished this half of the concert as Con- 
ductor Tehiv/hcl left the stage. 

The second story of the evening 
was more subtle. Augusim Hadelich. 
gold medalist at the 2006 Interna- 
tional Violin Competition of India- 
napolis, performed the Tchaikovsky 

Italian-born in l l >S4 of German 
parents. Hadelich has been perform- 
ing on the violin since he was 7- 
years-olil. He was nearly killed in a 
lire at bis family's farm when he was 
15. However, following numerous 
operations and months of recovery. 
he once again took the stage. 

This evening, as Hadelich per- 
formed on the ex-Gingold Slradivan 
violin. Hadelich played with die ease- 
that only a real master of the instru- 
ment could manage. To put it suc- 
cinctly, he was good. The concerto 
was originally declared "unplayable" 
by 19th century violinist Leopold 
Auerdue to the tremendous difficulty 
of the piece. 

Hadelich played the gigantic 
chords, double octaves and high notes 
from the lop of the violin not only 
with case but with impeccable into- 
nation, even when his violin slipped 
in its tuning mid-performance. 

courtesy of Fort Wayne P 

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children's department. Voors slated that the li- 
brary hus new books arriving every day. "We 
encourage requests," she said, noting thai li- 
h[,iriaiiM.)mbllir l .iiv'lij.Hirn.ils like "Publishers 
Weekh' in starch ol new iii.iIlti.iI I he hbr,ir> 

Voors affirmed, noting that the I 

The Main Branch of the ACPI, mi 200 BaSI 
Berry Street is open Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. 
to 9p.m., Friday mid Salunlay ') a.m. to 6 p.m. 


'Tape' plays in Studio Theatre 

Have you been looking for a good reason 
to spend some quality time in the newly-rcno- 
vatcd Studio Theatre in Kettlcr Hail? 

The IPFW Department of Theatre Studio 
Showcase wil! give you just that as they present 
"Tape.'' directed by Mark Ridgeway. 

Many may know 'Tape" as the acclaimed 
2001 movie starring Ethan Hawke and Uma 
Thurman, but they may not know that it began 
as a play written by Stephen Belber. 

The story centers on Jon. an up-and-coming 
filmmaker, who invites Vince. his best friend 

deals with perception and real- 
ity by allowing his characters 
to struggle through the con- 
flicts generated by their vari- 
ous perceptions of their own 
past relationships. The heart 
of this play docs not exist in 
the events of each character's 
story, but in their peiceptions 
of the events that have been so 
• film. A. 

a woman with whom they were both involved, 
and the shared experiences prove to be pivotal, 
f.n heller or worse, 

As they drudge up some negative and hor- 
rifying truths. Vince reveals he has been taping 
and Amy is on her way over. 
k Ridgeway says. "Mr. Belber 

"Tape" will be performed 
April 6 and 7 at 8 p.m.. 

Admission is free for IPFW 
students with a valid student 
ID and $5 for all others. 

For more information, 
call the theatre box office at 
481-6555. or visit www.ipfw 

o courtesy of the Department of Theatre 


The culture of Appalachian students 

Anyone with a desire to look outside of 
their own cultural bubble will notice the amaz- 
ing diversity lhal life has to offer. 

Even those who rccot!iu/e this diversity as 
it pertains to individuals in different countries 
often fail in see the differences ihat are closer to 

On April 9, the Department of Iinidish and 
Linguistics will give students the opportunity 
to gain a little more cultural insight when the 
department presents a lecture by Associate Pro- 
fessor Sara Webb-Sunderhaus on college stu- 
dents in the Appalachian Mountains. 

Webb-Sunderhaus is also the director otitic 
writing center. Her Ph.D. from Ohio Slate Uni- 
versity, and one of her specialties is in Appala- 
chian studies and folklore. 

A fascinating look nilo the lives of students 

in the Appalachians is not only for the purpose 
ol education; it is also lo promote the Depart- 
ment of English and Linguistics in a new way. 

According to John president o! the 
English and Linguistics Organization, "English 
is more than just reading and writing, it's his- 
tory, culture and so much more. Our goal is lo 
help make people aware of that." 

With an equal approach of storytelling, 
folklore and anthropology. Webb-Sunderhaus' 
lecture will do just that. 

The lecture will take place April 9 at noon 
in CM 144. 

There will be 45 minutes of presentation, 
and 15 minutes of social time. Don't miss the 
opponunih lo expand your cultural horizons. 

Free Pregnancy Tests 
Options Education 

Campus Hope 

A Student Organization on the IPFW Campus 

Thursday, April 5 I 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Crazy TO? f ntert a'nment Center 

'414 Northland Boulevard 

Win Door Prizes!! 

It you, or someone you know, are between the 
ages of 20-39, and are looking for a way to get 
involved in your community, develop leadership 
skills and build lasting friendships, join us to 
find out what Active 20-30 Club is about! 

IPSN, Inc. 

Applications are currently being 
accepted for the position of 

Advertising Manager 

of The Communicator 
for the 2007 fall semester. 

Please submit resume by 5 p.m., 

April 6, to Melissa Mcintosh, chair, 

personnel and policy committee, 


Interviews will be scheduled 
for April 11 and 12. 

IPSN, Inc. 

Applications are currently being accepted for the 

position of Editor in Chief of The Communicator 
for the 2007 fall semester. 

Please submit resume by 5 p.m., April 6, to 

Melissa Mcintosh, chair, personnel and policy 

committee, at 

Interviews will be scheduled for April 11 and 12. 

Sports Events 

♦ Baseball. Toledo 
1 p.m. Fort Wayne, Ind. 

♦ Softball, Ball State DH 
3:30 p.m. Fort Wayne, 

♦ Softball, Dayton 3 p.m. 
Dayton, Ohio 

+ Women's Tennis, 
UW-Mikvaukee 4 p.m. 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 
(Pine Ridge Racquet 

♦ Men's Volleyball, 
Lewis 7 p,m. Romeoville. 

♦ Women's Track, Olive 
Nikuloff Invitational 

+ Men's Tennis, 
Toledo 1 p.m. Fort 
Wayne, Ind. 

♦ Baseball, Chicago State 
2 p.m. Fort Wayne, Ind. 

♦ Men's Volleyball, 
Ball State 7 p.m. 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 

+ Baseball, Chicago State 
3 p.m. Chicago, 111. 

♦ Softball, Cleveland State 
DH 3 p.m. Fort Wayne, 

■f Women's Tennis, 
Oakland noon 
Rochester, Mich. 

+ Baseball, Notre Dame 
5:05 p.m. South Bend. 

Sports Writers 

Please contact 

Kira Schowe at 

the Communicator 

at (260) 481-6584 


Wedneiday, April 4, 2007 

Women's Softball slams Notre Dame 
College in late home opener 

After several cancella- 
tions due lo adverse weather, 
the IPFW softball team finally 
played a game at home last 
week in a double header against 
the Falcon's of Notre Dame 
College (OH). 

Fortunately, the game was 
one worth waiting for, as IPFW 
dominated both games of the 
double header last Thursday af- 
ternoon, winning 3-1 in game 1 
and 6-4 in game 2. The softball 
team now stands 5-13 for the 
season after a string of tough 
loses away during the Rebel 
Games held in Orlando, FL, in 
the first week of March. 

IPFW's Junior shortstop 
Ty Lambert (23) was the first 
to score Thursday after a third 
baseline hum set her to advance 
to third base by a grounded out by 
sophomore inlicklcr Michelle Mci- 
ghan (11) and an error by the NDC 
second base which took her to home 
plate. NDC would come back in the 
fourth inning to tie after a similar er- 
ror by second base player Abby Li- 
den (8). 

After the changeover, IPFW 

wnukl answer hack ti> regain ilie lead 
with a run from pitcher Kayla Pow- 
ell after stealing third and a hit from 

The final run of game 1 would be- 
long in Liden .jfler third player 
Kacic Sionc ( 14) delivered a double, 
matching Lidcn's. IPFW would keep 

the Falcon's caged the rest of the 
game closing with a score of 3 to 1. 
Another set of doubles by Liden and 
Stone would again [nil Liden across 
the plate. 

With Stone on 2nd, NDC walked 
Powell and a bunt by Lambert would 
load the bases, A home run baited in 
by pinch hitter Ashley Tharp (13) 

would empty litem giving IPFW a 5- 
1) lead by the lop ol llie I st inning. 

The Falcons would score 4 in the 
innings to come, hut one more run 
batted in by Powell which brought 
Stone home would seal the deal giv- 
ing IPFW their first set of wins at 

Men's Volleyball shuts out Mercyhurst 3-0 



/ V, ■ 

J- <&J' ■ c 

By Chris Erick 

The IPFW men's volleyball 
suffered two frustrating bac 
defeats against UC Sanla B: 

arlier in the year, when the 

had previously been unde- 

They competed at the lc ' ,lc ' 1 l,,r * £"'"«, there had been a 

Gates Sports Center. After joT '— ' 

Josh Stewart rises high to spike the ball toward opponents. 

(heir last 6 games 
jffering a close loss to 

PennSlatc. lite Don's relumed himic 
with grace l.isl Friday, de leal t m: llie 
Mercy burs! Lakers (3-IX| m the lirsl 
three games; 30-20, 30-23 and 30- 

Junior outside hitter C.J. Ma- 
cias Ol, who was named to play in 
the World University Games this 

lot far behind is fellow outsi 
r Jason Yhost (17) with II ki 
4 service aces and middle hit- 

I llie Dons ilidn'l 
lo win in 3; it would 

slrelehed oui lo 4 or 5 games. After 
some lough losses, that joke soon 
latled and llie Men's Vollcyhall learn 
showed it. putting away the Lakers 
in just 1:19, 

The men's volleyball malcfies 
have been some of the best attended 
Hard Gates Sports 



t Ihc Dons 

Volleyball team wins second 
game at home against Quincy 

After handing a ijtuek defeat unite 
Lakers of Mercyhurst Friday niglu, 
the men's volleyball squad turned 
around and handed out anoiher to the 
Quincy University Hawks on Satur- 
day, only litis lime it wasn't as easy. 

After handling the first two games 
of the match with little problem. 30- 
17 in game 1 and 30-22 in game 2, 
a back and forth struggle in game 3 
ended with a win for Quincy and a 
wake up call for the Dons. 

After an embarrassing series of 

back-io-back Don attack errors fol- 
lowed by a service aee. the Hawks 
came back from a 5-poiul deficit to tie 
28-28. A Quincy kill gave the Hawks 
the lead and a attack error hy junior 
oulside hitler C.J. Maeias (3) showed 
the IPFW team that this team would 
not go as quietly as Mercyhurst did 
jusi ike night before. 

A trip lo the locker room and un- 
doubtedly some harsh words from 
Head Coach Amie Ball would do the 
Dons sume good. because in game 4. 
IPFW came back leaner and more fo- 
cused, committing only half of the 10 
errors they made in game 3, sealing 

Iheirseeniid win in ,i row ;ji liunic and 
advancing tu d-3 within the MIVA 
conference (15-7, overall). 

After selling .i new personal hesi 
Friday night. Maeias ted the Dons 
in scoring, once again breaking his 
fresh ly-sei match record for kills at 
14-IX .Saturday. Other nolable per- 
formances included, II kills from 
oulside hitter Jason Yhost (17) who 
matched freshman libero Mall Phske 
I 2) in digs with 13 along wall middle 
hitter Josh Stewart (15) who billowed 
closely with 10 kills .mil led in block 

The i 

; volleyball team has 

only lour games lefl in regular 
play before beginning t< 
tion on April 21. Before they do, they 
will have lo face Quincy again on llie 
road on April 14. 

The Dons will host their next 
home game this Friday. April 7 at 7:00 
p.m. at the Hillard Gales Sports Cen- 
ter in a long-aw.iiicd mulch against 
the Cardinals of Ball Stale (14-9, 6-2 
in MIVA). If you can't be there to 
catch the action in person, be sure (0 
watch their last televised match of the 
season on College Access Television. 
Comcast channel 5-- it will he a game 

S\tftCete of the IVeek 

JsftcoCCe Qeyer 

Men's tennis falls to Lipscomb and Western Kentucky 

Lipscomb 5-2, Western Kentucky 5-2 


Courtesy of the IPFW 
Athletic Department 

On Friday. Ihe MuMnilons wltl- ij 
sec liir.i with I In- l.ip-c<nnh Hr- 
.1 ck'.m sweep of the double matches I 

In singles action. ML-munii Ku^hke and Renan Con- 
■ t.intino each v.nn their matches in three sets. 

Against Western Kentucky on Sunday, ihe 'Dons fell 
by a final of 5-2. The team of Arturo Salgado and Nathan 
Jones won at HI doubles but it wasn't enough, as the Hill- 
[upper-, look the dnubles point. 

In singles, Kusehke and Constantino once again won 

i, The Bison made 

score the point. 

aight s 

Women's Tennis split matches in Nashville 

The Don's have a record of 10-9 

Courtesy of the IPFW 
Athletic Department 

In singles, Lish, Coulson and Hagcr W 
scoring the "Dons three points Willi [he doubles point 
the Bison look Ihe match, 4-3. 

Against SEMO. the Mastodons once again started 
down, losing the doubles point. The 'Dons excelled 
in Singles, with Coulson. Haucr. Lisa Hartcllieim and 
dies fell to host Lipscomb on [-riil;i\ ami defeated SLMO Mnlke Carpenter all winning. 
on Saturday. The Mastodons (10-9) will now host UW-Milwaukee 

Against Lipscomb, the Hison took the doubles point. on April 5lh at 4 PM. 
Slacy Lish and Ashk> Coulson were victorious at #1 

Photo by Kelly Jones 

Kacie Stone makes direct contact with an incoming pitch 
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