INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNI\-ERS1TY FORT WAYNE Wednesday April 18,2007 The/JTCommunicator ■ ■ARTWORK P, ^ ■ FanTABuLOUS The Kachmann gallery is ^ ^H» Check out Tab's new energy "Tzwitsr semors w MmS drink ,or women ' PAGE 3 News Briefs 4/18-4/24 Gunman opens fire at Virginia Tech + Luncheon Lecture SeriesKT G46. noon— 1 p.m. For info, call 481-6272. ♦ History of Rock and Roll." Schuster. + Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Dinner Series, "Mardi Gras," 6:30 p.m. Orchard Ridge Country Club. For tickets, call 48 1-66 19. ♦ Saxophone Quartet and Choir Recital. Neff Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. For info, call 481-6714. ♦ "Job Searching for LG- BTA Students." KT G98. noon-1 p.m. For info/call 481-6595. + University Religious Forum. "Reformation Roots of the Modem State?" \VU G2 1 , noon-1 : 1 5 p.m. For info, call 481-6992. ♦ Microsoft Access 2003 Relationships," lOa.m.-noon; Mandi Witkovsky, instructor. K1 205B. To register, call 481-6030. + "Adobe Connect (Breeze)." KT205B, 2-3:15 p.m.; Scott Vitz. instructor. To register, call 481-6030. + French Poetry Recitation Contest, WUBallroom,7p.m. For info, call 48 1-6836. + Panyard Steel Orchestra Concert in conjunction with <ekionga Middle School and 3unche-Towles Montessori Schools; WU Ballroom, student :linic 4 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m. "or information, call 436-9219. + Opening reception for spring Senior B.F.A. Exhibition, kachmann Gallery, 6-8 p.m. For nformation, call 481-6705. * Graduation/Alumni deception, Arlington Park :iubhouse, 5:30- 7:30 p.m. For eservations, call 48 1-6351. 4- "An Evening of Opera," PFW Opera Ensemble, NF Re- ntal Hall, 7:30 p.m. For info call (81-6714. + "An Evening of Opera," IPFW Opera Ensemble, NF Re- cital Hall, 7:30 p.m. For infonna- At least 31 students win.- killed on the Virginia Tech campus in Black- ford, VA Monday when an unknown shooter opened fire in a massacre some are now dubbing "The College Columbine." At 7:15 a.m. two people were shot .mil killed in Aiiihk-r Johnson Dormi- tory, and two hours later, at least 29 including the shooter were gunned down in Norris Hall, on the opposite side ol campus Thirteen .ire still re- portedly hospitalized. It has been speculated that in ad- dition to the gunshot injuries, other students or laculiy summed injuries as a result of jumping out ol Norris Hall's second-story windows. Police are still trying to positively identify the victims as well as the shooter in what is being called a "gruesome" and "terrible tragedy." Bodies are reportedly scattered throughout Norris Hall, the scene of the majority of the murders. There is much speculation regard ing why students were not notified in the two hours between the first and second shootings, "There has been B great outpour- ing ol support, bui we ask dial people continue to pray.' said Virginia attor- ney general Bob McDonnell. The massacre conies on the heels of at least two bomb threats to the School of Science and Hngmecnng. and whether liierc is a connection be- : threats and the shootings. Investigators are also questioning whether the two shooting incidents are connected, citing thai the first -hooiuii] appeared to be "domestic in nature" and thai the authorities had reason to believe thai "the shooter had left campus and possihly the state," said Wendell Flinchum, Vir- ginia Tech police chief. The first incident occurred at 7:15 a.m. in Ambler Johnson Hull, a dumi that houses 895 students, and two hours later, more shots rant out. this time in Norris Hall. "The first thing I saw was the police taking their guns out. Then I knew this was serious," said Jamal Albarg- houti, a student who videotaped 27 gunshots on his cell phone camera. The still unidentified shooter is believed to have taken his own life, but had been spoiled wearing a hul- lcl|irool |.i, kcd. tiling eilliei a semi automatic or automatic weapon, According to McDonnell, "At this point there are more questions than answers. Local and state police urc on the scene with all the resources we've got," There is much speculation regard- ing why students were not notified in the tWO hours between the first and second shootings. Authorities say that in Q tragedy relye nesses and good Samaritans. The second and "most deadly shooting in U.S. history" was unexpected be- cause, according to Chief Flinchum, "No reports ol suspicious behavior were reported between shootings one IPFW Dental Hygiene Students (left to right) Josh Vega, Britney L early final exam Monday night in Helmke- library. + IPFW Community Orchestra NF Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. For information, call 481- 6714. + Philosophy Club presents, "Discussion of the Theory of Knowledge," KT246, noon-l:15 p.m. + 12 O'clock Scholars Brown Bag Series, "What is Blended/Hybrid Learning?" KT 234, noon-1 p.m. Graduation Boot Camp, ion TBD, 1 1 a.m.-l p.m.; also April 25 and 26. For infor- sn, call 481-6595. Local, national treasure Vonnegut dies at 84 By Ben Garman „, , ., 1 States, Vonnegut attempted to sup- port a family and cope with the hor- rific experience of fighting in World War II. After several unsuccessful at- tempts al a regular career, he decided to write full time. He later published books such as Player Piano, The Si- rens of Titan, Cat's Cradle and God Bless You, Mr. Roscwatcr. It was this masterpiece. Slaughter- house-:! that senl him to the forefront of American fiction. He went on to write many oilier acclaimed works such as Breakfast ol Champions. Jail- bird. Slapstick, and most recently A Man Without a Country. This past week, Kurt Vonnegut Jr died in his New York apartment. Oddly enough, it did not come from any complications of his habilual smoking or drinking, but i risk ad from brain injuries suffered from a fall. And thus, one of the great minds in our time was laid to rest. Our loss exceeds all words and the debt that is owed Mr. Vonnegut is substantial. How does one repay an artist for Ins invaluable contributions'.' Perhaps it is to give him tits final say So. Kun Vonnegut, ynu asked for it . . . If I should ever die. God forbid, let this be my epitaph: THE ONLY PROOF HE NEED- psm On February 13, 1945, an estimat- ed 135,000 people died in Dresden. Germany by the Allied Forces' fire- bomhings Dresden was not a mili- tary stronghold by any stretch of the imagination, hut was instead a city housing many refugees that were ileeing from the Russian army and many Allied POWs. Not only were there an incredible number of people* (mostly civilian) a Mecca for European Culture and Arts. Amidst this destruction of Art and human life, one artist happened to survive this slaughter. On November 1 1 . 1922, Kurt Von- negut Jr. was bom in Indianapolis In- After graduating from college, Vonnegut enlisted in the United Stales Army in 1943 and was trained as a mechanical engineer. During the Battle of the Bulge, Vonnegut was then taken to Dresden This is where Vonnegut's story could easily have ended, as just one of the many casualties of the attack on Dresden. Fortunately, he man- aged to survive the bombings in a meal packing plant with a few other POWs. Like the legendary Phoenix bird, art, culture and life were reborn from the ashes. After returning to the United h .a in : r ■ >■■ ■ ■ I Inc. Walb Union, Suite 215 2101 Coliseum Blvd. East Fort Wayne. IN 46805 ED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC. Newsroom: (260) 481-6584 Fax: 1260)481-6045 Advertising Dept.: (260) 48 1 -658? L/n.iilconlacH" ipiV-comini iiiic.ilor.org So you think you re ready to waCk? ByZach Hunsinger The Graduation Ceremony is less than a month away. The ceremony is on Wednesday May 9. in the Memo- rial Coliseum Arena. Students who have not completed the application process for graduation need to do so immediately. The deadline tot grad- uation applications has passed; how- ever, one may still apply. Please visit the Registrar's Web site. www.ipfw.edu/registrar/, and click tin Gradual « ikirmation. The CX- pecled graduates may need tti ctuilacl their department for more informa- tion. To be considered for gradual ion from an IPFW program, an applica- tion must be submitted. To be eligible for graduation the following is a list of requirements ev- ery student must achieve. The- list is nor entirely comprehensive as some degree requirements may have ad- ditional demands. Some variations exist, ask an academic adviser for the esact requirements in one's field of 1. The plan of studying must be completed including for an asso- ciate degree the complete of at least 32 credits and at least 15 credits in courses applicable to major Bache- lor's degrees require the completion of at least 32 credits at the 200-level or above, including at least 15 credits at the 300-Ievel or above in courses applicable to the major. 2. Typically the final yearn be completed at IPFW. However, remaining requirements may be c< plctcdat another college or univcr with school/division approval and il the resident credit requirements have previously been attained. 3. A graduation GPA of 2.00 better is necessary to graduate. 4. Registration as a cant date in the desired degree is also i Failing to register by the posted deadline may result in no consider- ation for honors, the absence til tin applicant's name in the program, anc the degree may not be available a- Commencement. Patrick McLaughlin.lPFW Regis Irar. expressed that "the Registrar'' Office bends over backwards to fa- eilitalc and help graduates celebrate their achievements " The office does its best to ensure that late applicant- names appear in the program and tin degrees are available al Commence- ment. However, there is only so much the office can do, and w student may be able to walk during the ceremony, the student's dipli may not be present. There is a point when the office can not ensure that diploma's will be available if die appheani applies .iltci the deadline date. For more information, visi Commencement ceremony web: Podium 3 Arts & Entertainment... .4 Sports 6 Keep graduation close, advisers closer As grad season looms, be sure you have requirements squared away.. Contact Us I Editorial Board By Stephanie Samples Chief Reporter strength and real world possibilities" graduating within the next to know to apply for grad Students should nol complete!) semester before they want ■ Many students become over- whelmed with Ihcir list of things to do before reaching graduation Not mil) du students need in be concerned with their grades, but they have to make sure 1 hey .ire on enrolling in the right classes If a student is ri hud in Ihcir finals. class thai is not an l.iU'M, eof. t careful they can neslerthey need a iplJOtl In order to muilh their aiklsci as Ihey hold the "Some students are skilled and kiiimk'd^e.ilik' almiil rci|iiircmcnts and self -disciplined about making sure the 'lV arc crossed Some like to work with a faculty member ever) semester or every year Definitely check in periodically" said Simon ling t Any student who is unhappy with their adviser can speak to their depart- ment and ask for a new one Howev- er, if a student is moved to a different adviser they will be addressed after of all of their new advisers students, so unless there is a large problem I Ins is not recommended. 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LOGON TO > Said El-Dajani Managing Editor Mike Webb Features Editor Jessie Ruckman News Editor Kira Schowe Sports Editor Kelly Jones Design Editor Nic Pyle Photo Editor Andy Boesch Advertising Manager Hidi Moore Copy Editor Andrew McMillen Web Manager Stephanie Samples Chief Reporter Dorie Reynolds Publisher Campus m Calend- 16992. ACCS Diversity Series: "Ion Searching for LBGTA Students," KT G98. noon- 1 p.m. For information, call 16595, French Poetry Recitation Contest: WU Ballroom, 7 p.m. For informatio Athletic Events: Mini's lennis Northern Illinois. 3 p.m.; Softba Stale, 3:30 p.m. For information i. I- or inlormaiitin i I it iriluriii.Hh.il ,..ill |i>3<iii CS Graduation Boot Camp: i.m.-noon or noon-1: also April 25. □ April 26, 11 a .iplw eda'acesoroill Ih5 l )5 i. Bowling I--IM- 2 p.m. For informatio 4364. SPEA Graduation/Alumni Rcceplio (.call 16351. UliiMinuM.-. 5-311-7:311 p it i Hiillriioni. i mlomulinn. call 16705. Concert: "An Evening of Opera," IP! Opera Ensemble, Nl : Rceiial Hall, 7:30 p.m.; also April 21. For informal ASAP! Year of Achie n: WU1 II 16608. Study Abroad Information Session: SB 176, noon. For information, call I64V4 Campus Ministrv Event: Guest speaker Eva Kor, survivor of Auschwitz and the MenwlemL.lK.il ev r ^nmenis;v/U Ballrmim. 7-8:30 p.m. for information, call 16992. Upward Bound Event: College Prep 101. WlGllS. 7 Vpm l-nr iiit'oniijiiim. i-.ill This ad courtesy of the Office of the Chancellor Podium Job Fair emphasizes appearance A Sample of What I Think By Stephanie Samples Chief Reporter Summer Internship , Sample campus. This was the firsi job fair that sume, printed out some of my previous articles, and made a list of references. I also made speak with as many employers as possible. Entering the job fair, there were many posters about appropriate dress code. There was even a sign that stated "Would you hire this per- son?" There was an arrow pointing to a full length mirror. I assumed that this was so each student that passed could make sure their appearance was appropriate bet ore slipping into the ballroom and meeting potential employers. I was very nervous ol my appear- ance, because like most mornings I was in a hurry, yet I did manage to put myself together and make sure I was in appropriate business attire. I was also nervous about the small whether my inexpe- are professional held perfect in dress or speech, but I do aspect of our appearance, whether it feel that I was well prepared, being is gender, race, hair color, weight, or that it was my first fair. in this case what we are wearing- all I do not think thai it is at all nee- can alter someone's first impression, essaiy to have designer clothes for Observing this made me wonder. the interviews, but sweat shirts and What does our appearance say sweat pants were not appropriate. I about us'.' ! completely disagree with by no means intend this as an insult judgment or discrimination on any to anyone, because trust mc, I come individual lor something they cannot to school in the stereotypical "college control, and although I think it is un- dress code" jusl as much as anyone.. fair to be judged on appearances, it is bin lor the job lair, n is different. A part of me thought, "well, 1 am sure lhat sonieofihecmployerswillun- ilersiand why some students were not dressed u p Willi Id show ■ t had Oiiiimmiiuhir. Hct was drCSScd '"■"" '" [""/'^^'"'i ^ m appropriate The fair started at 10 am and I was one of the tirst students there. I did this inten- tionally so thai while 1 had time to jobs belore. but I have not had a job that 1 would consider pursing as a ca- reer, except working with the news- A few interviews went well, and as I was silting idling out an applica- tion. I began watching as more and more students entered the ballroom. inevitable It would be nice to be able to be indeed completely on your experi- ence and knowledge ol tlic held you are pursuing- this How serious is an employer !?„" 01 lllc ro , all,y because . ., . r ' When applying aflcr a ii, going to take you if it appears for „ Job , thc em _ many of you have only been awake for pioyer is thinking us were fifteen minutes?" about how you coming would represent by the their company. job fair This is not un- in-bctween classes. Yet, after watch- reasonable. Students will someday ing the way employers were respond- have to put away their sweatshirts, so tug to el 1 1 lei en! individuals before the maybe I lie sooner the better. students even spoke, it became clear As I was thinking about how that we were all being judged belore some might judge me. I did the re- even saying a word. verse and thought about what I gel I am sine that every once in a while it 1 don'l check my sell il may happen, and this is something we have to look out for. Here is a thought: think of the tirst day of a semester. Your profes- sor walks in and is wearing business clothing and appears put together. Then think ol thai same professor and put he or she in n sweatshirt and Which of these linages provides a more structured, and even intimating person? The answer should be clear. Although nit i u i idation may not be the goal in your field of work, but to be taken seriously should be. Let's be honest. How serious is an employer going io lake you if it ap- pears you have only been awake for liUccii minutes'.' Luckily professors are more forgiving than future em- ployers. Jusl don'l forget that these are the people you might need for references. You don'l want wonderful comments aboul your dedication and intellect to DC overshadowed by the lack of im- pressive remarks on how you present yourself. I am by r Should we question stupidity today? By Nicki Daly How is it that people get dumber and dumber all the time? It seems as though lately my face has been plastered with that "Are you kidding me?" look. (And no, they're not.) Sometimes I skim through the advice columns in the local paper just to see what problems are currently plagu- ing today's society. Last week, some girl wrote in to say that she was newly and happily married, with only one problem - that they met in a rundown bathroom fills , whenever people ask where met, people laugh. Of course thi it's funny! Either get a sense i mororjust tell people that you i that town! Another woman wr to ask why men sleep on arm i they during the day nine. Ahby responded that Ihey were probably tired. Good job, ladies. I'd say that you should pal yourselves on the back, hut really you need to ship yourself across the face tor hemg so incredibly dumb. And why are there so many talk shows out there'.' People jusl love talking to other people about their problems. I would gamble that Tyra Banks is not going to answer any questions for you thai you couldn't have figured out yourself. I'm probably not the best person to complain about this, since I gen- erally write my articles about people that annoy me But I'm pot asking tor help, I just want Io put it out there. I sleep a hole easier ai nighi knowing that maybe a couple people have read my column and will realize exactly how annoying they are and may lone it down a bit. The more 1 think about all ol this. I realize that I should have majored in psychology. Willi the rale at winch people arc increasing in extreme stu- pidity, I'm sure thai there arc plenty ol jobs open oul there. You don'l even really need a de- gree, jusl confidence. Look at Dr. Phil no degree just that confident smile Whoever would have guessed lhat an overweight man would hit il big selling weight loss books? So, Communicator readers- please pick up a book lor this news- paper 1 .! and learn a little something today. Though I know that common sense cannot be taught through word bill ral her through lite, a little readme never hurt anyone. Take a litlle time to evaluate things belore asking tor help. I know that your grade schools teachers said lhat ihere arc no dumb questions- hut that's a huge lie. you EVER NOTICE TWIT PEOPLE WHO CfiU, PEOPLE STUPtD (WE STUPID? Tab Energy drink formulated for the fabulous Said Said Something By Said Ef-Dajani You know Ihc game thai consists of a bunch of dots arranged in col- umns and rows, where the objective would initial ■ The end re- sult looks like a skirt you would unless you read Braille. 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It is iin interesting poet that is able to intrigue Ihc public and keep llicm guessing as 10 his or her person- ality traits and intentions for over 400 yean. Such is the case with Edmund For this reason, the IPFW Eng- of Edmund Spenser's great poetical work "The Faerie Quccne." Hilc-Uiissell earned her PhD from (he University of Kansas in 20tJ4. Her speeialty is early modem Brit- ish literature, so this prcseniaiion will show her within her elemeni. She will be looking at Spenser through the lenses presented by artists which include Louis du Guermci. William Kent, and Henry Fuseli. The presentation will lake place i the Clu* room 144. Reft shm •nts will be pro- Don't miss this opportunity to gain insight in interesting and elusive literary Kachmann Gallery hosts graduating seniors' finest By Mike Webb Arts & Entertainment Editor From April 20 through May d, visitors at the Kachmann Gallery will have the opportunity to view the work of the IPFW Department of Visual Communication and Design's graduating seniors. This year's exhibition will dis- play projects in web design grapha. design, photography and 3-D anima- Thesc senior projects represent i he culmination of the hard work by both students and faculty alike, and are a glimpse inio the bright I mures of these graduating seniors. The graduates include Kiel Ly, Leslie Bickis. Sarah Fucsime, Zaek Forbing. LaDawn Schneider, An- drew Gamian, Dan Dcuicli. Lindsev Hess, Ryan Steffcn. Scott Sarvay, Scott Scheele, Mavvete Pereira, Jes- sica Norton. Ashley Bumgardner, Jennifer Woodruff. Tara Spencer and Shannon Goldncr, Admission is free, and the gallery will be open lucsdav through Satur- day, 12 pm to 4 pm. For more insinuation, eoniac I the Department ol Visual Communica- tion and Design at 260-481-6709 or visit www.ipfw.edu/vpa/vcd 'Rocky Balboa' is still the champ Stallone sends the beloved movie icon out with dignity By Mike Webb Arts & Entertainment Editor As a child in the 80s, 1 had 2 goals in life: To be Rambo. and to he Rocky Just how I was going to accomplish this I was never quite sure, but it just seemed like il need- ed to happen. To say that I was a fan of Syl- vester Stallone movies would be he made contained the elements that a little boy like me would look al as awesome. And everywhere he wem, things exploded! That is why 1 was worried when it was announced that Stal- lone would be revisiting the char- acter of Rocky in "Rocky Balboa." I was pretty sure it would destroy the eliildhoml magic ihat I've been carrying around for 20 years. After all, Stallone is 60 years old! Is it realistic to make a movie iibout a 60-year-old professional bo\cr? Luckily, that isn't really what the movie is about, and after watching n on DVD, my child- hood magic is more intact than it was before. The story picks up with Rocky living alone m Smith Ph illy. Adrian is dead and Rocky is dealing with being a widow and aging alone. His son has a successful business job and has little time or desire to be around his lather who has always east a larger than hie shadow. Rocky spends niosi of his time visiting the cemetery and humoring guests in his h.uilc between the 2 boxers is ar- ranged as an exhibition match, and the training begins. Seriously, (he fact that it culmi- nates in a boxing match is the least important part of the entire movie. In past Rocky movies, that is what you waited for. You watched to see him beat the unbeatable opponent. In "Rocky Balboa", he boxes Dix- on, but the opponent he's lighting is life. Stallone's acting is superb. He was always comfortable portray- ing the character of Rocky (under- standable since he created it), but he was never this easy to relate to as him. There is truly an exeep- opnienl that t needed to tal end the series By the t splac Alter, [computer simulated hosing ateh between Roek> (in his prune l d the uiiTcni heavyweight champi- i Mason The Line" Dixon predicts "By the time he makes the decision to fight again, you will understand what would bring him to that point..." tempt to prove to himself that . with true dignity. : he makes the deci- lgain, you will under- stand what would bring him to that point, and you won't find it corny at all. It dodges ihe ridiculous bv being age-appropriate. Rocky isn't pretending he's 30 again, he's ac- cepting the fact that he's not and hitting his enemy head-on to prove- to himself that life will not trample There are people in this world who don't grow complacent and let life roll over them. Rocky was always portrayed as that sort of person. Perhaps that's why I al- ways wanted to be him. After seeing this movie. I still do (just without the Rocky himself sums up the movie and life best when he says: "It ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." If you skipped this one in the the- ater, check it out on DVD, It's worth A little food for thought By Kira Schowe Sports Editor You have been working -hkc the age of 15 some since the age of 14. Now you are in eollege, bills are pil- ing up and you need help. You hear from a friend thai col- lege students car to help with thei You think eive food stamps your self, easy een paying taxes u can remember. there should be no probli you getting some help just so n your degree and s ■| a goiul lull a easy tix, is What you bcli nothing of the sort. Asafull time siiuleiil applv nig lor lood stamps you nuisi work at least 2tl a week Ihe government believes that you should spend 2-3 hours on homework [>er hour spent in class. That averages out to 12 credit hours niulli hv > brings us to 36 hours ol homework, plus on top ol that 20 hours of working. That equals out to 56 hours u week spent working and studying. There are 168 hours in a week. The government also recom- mends 8 hours ol sleep a night. But. add into the equation that time you aetuallv need to spend in the class- room which averages about 5 hours a day for a full lime student. After all is tallied up your grand total of "free time" equals out to about 4 hours a day. Now. add in showenng. getting ready for the day. eating, preparing for 'God of War 2' is the ultimate swan song By Mike Webb Arts & Entertainment Editor Inc In 1989, a game called "Prince of Persia" was released lor ihe Apple 2. Mosi people did not have an Apple 2. and yet they still played the game in some form. That is because over the next several years, the game would be ported to nearly e\ery formal con- ceivable. Even-one had the chance lo experience "Prince of Persia." After some not so successful se- quels, a company known as Ubisoft got the formula right and released "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." Third-person action games So why speak of the "Prince of Persia" series in a review lor "God of War 2?" It's because there would be no "God of War" without these influ- ential games. The truth of the matter is, "Prince of Persia" made the third- person formula work well, and then "God of War" made it nearly flaw- Now "God of War 2" is officially here, and as it comes neanng die end of the PS2"s virtual life, it is posed to be one of the games that people remember the system for better or The first "God of War" followed a man known as Kralos. Being the greatest mortal warrior in the world gained him the attention of the Greek gods. After traumatizing events that would send anyone over the edge, Kratos turns against Are-, and a buttle between mortal and god ensues. The end result is that Kralos becomes the In "God of War 2." Ihc battle is even more epic than before. Wiihoin going loo much into the storyline, "God of War 2" is god vs. god on an even more epic level. In this game. would have to be through the roof, and they are. "God of War" stretched the PS2 to its limits, the sequel shatters any preeonceived notions as to what the PS2 is capable of. I just didn't think it eould produce visuals this good. The gameplay mirrors the origi- nal in many wavs. but the amount of available moves the controls tit possible) more light and responsive fore. This is a nearly flawless gaming experience. Like its predecessor, "God of War 2" earns its mature rating. This game is for adults and for good rea- son. Some of ihe things depicted here are still surprising to see outside of For those who never played the original, there has never been a better time to see what you have been miss- ing. If this is the game series that people remember the PS2 by, it will surely be remembered fondly. Has there ever been anything 'More Fun than Bowling* By Mike Webb Arts & Entertair Theatre has a way of mixing comedy and drama together in such a way thai the outcome for many is far more engaging than other me- dia-based methods of performance. Perhaps that is why it remains relevant and respected Taking this into account, the IPFW Depart- ment of Theatre will perform "More Fun than Bowling" by Stephen Dietz in Williams The- Directed by lane I'lir-.e-Wicdenlioeft. "More Fun than Bowling' incuses on Jake Tnnilmson. a bowling alley owner who has lost 3 wives. Two of his wives were lost in freak bowling accidents and the third ran out on he and his daughter. Willi the prophecy of his own death, and some rather initioiing cnmimlcrs, Tomhii- son finds hiniscll pliiliiMjplii L all\ pondering Ins own life over the graves of Ins dead wives. Greg Boyles will helm the role of Jake Tom- liuson. with other east including Jessica Sisson. Julie Donnell, Brett Tubbs and Tamara Riek- The perfo take place April 20.21.26. 27 and 28 at 8 pm. The final performance will take place April 29 at 2 pm. The April 26 performance will include sign language inlerpreta- Admission with a valid IPFW student ID is free, $14 for adults. $10 for se- niors, $12 for faculty, staff, alumni or arts advocates and $8 for all other students with a student ID. Call 260-481-6555 for more information or visit www.ipfw.edu/vpa/theade. 'Jonny Lives!' but lacks direction By Mike Webb Arts & Entertainment Editor How main hand- arc eonlklcni enough in ihcir muMcal \ahdtl> thai they put an exclama- tion poini in their name ' 1 would guess that the number is quite low, hut there is one band thai I know of. and they are Jonny Lives! Consisting of Jonny Dubowsky (vocals, guitars), Jon Weber (drums, vocals). Christian Langdon (guitars, vocals) and Tommy USA ihass. vocals). Jontty Lives! have just released their debui record "Get Steady" and they axe read\ to obtain some recognition. "Gel Steady" is an,interesiing debut mainly because it doesn't seem to have ,i clear musical theme. The records sound is very diverse, and though [lie hand's inlhicnces can be heard quite clearly, its almost as il each individual song could have belonged to a different band. .Songs like "Outside" sound a lot like Oasis. while oilier songs sound eerily similar lo the Rolling Stones, Jet, The Killers, and the Bea- Luckily for us, the aforementioned bands all have a lot in common with one another, so while their influences are heard individually, it is not nearly as distracting as il would have been if one song sounded like The Beatles and the next sounded like Lamb of God. Also, though the songs arc very differ- ent, they are all well crafted. This makes tor an enjoyable listening experience even if it is somewhat disjointed. This band seems to be looking for an identity that will really work for them, and. from a new band, that should be ex- pected to an extent. This is a difficult in- "Get Steady" is recommended for those who are in to music that is fun with tinges of dirty rock and roll. For many however, the fun won't be quite fun enough and the dirty won't be quite dirty enough. Hopefully on their next release, they will develop in a more distinguished way so their passion level can rise. This is a hand to watch lor in the future. Single parent °nd ° student^ Campus Hope A Student Orgcmization on the IPFW Campus firstname.lastname@example.org www.compushopesfudents.org BMti)ari r Off Campus Book Store Hours: M-TH10-7 Fri 10-6 Sat 10-5 Thank you IPFW students for your support! We greatly appreciate your business, 3420 N. Anthony Blvd Fort Wayne, IN 46805 Phone: 260-484-2665 Fax: 260-484-2776 Summer I & II Textbooks Available Sports Sports Events 4/18-4/25 DONS PREPARE TO ENTER MIVA WITH SIX-GAME WINNING STREAK + Softball Dayton DH 3:30 p:m. Fort Wayru-, byNkPyU The crowd celebrates with IPFW's Freshman Matt Pliske after IPFW won against Rutgers-Newark at Hilliard Gates, Friday April 13, 2007, IPFW's Men's Volleyball team plays next against Mercyhurst College for the MIVA Quarterfinal, Saturday April 21, 2007, at 7:00PM, at Hilliard Gates. Cleveland State sweeps IPFW softball 5-2 and 7-0 By Kira Schowe Sports Editor After nearly two weeks of "beautiful In- diana weather" leading to postponements of games, the IPFW softball team suited up. oiled their mitts, polished their cleats and headed out to the IPFW Softball Field for their dou- ble-header against Cleveland Stale. Unfortunately for the 'Dons. Cleveland d up sweeping both games 5-2, 7-0. >r the ladies wasn't one that could have been predicted in the lirsi in- ning. Abby Lidcn. second basemen, game off with a single up the middle. She then advanced to second on a wild pilch, bul didn't stop there. Liden was able 10 advance to third on a single hit by Tara Mickelson. right fielder, after which Liden made a break for home on the throw to put the Mastodons ahead for the first and last lime during the day. s though the Lady Masl- it be having a lucky day, n H h.ijijicni.'d.i.'ven jmuIici ' nightmare--in the second inning Cleveland Smie's short slop, Coppus, bit li was all downhill from there on. In the fourth inning Cleveland State ad- vanced (heir second baseman, Houchin, from first to third on a wild pitch and a passed ball. She then went on to score when Coppus grounded out to shortstop Ty Lambert.