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said. Be professional and respectful, department, the dean and finally the process Melissa Melniusn. die Atlir
"right back at em." Dmne this dif- dean of students. Ultimate mediation mative Action Officer at IPFW who
fuses a situa- is provided deals with issues of harassment and
tion because it — — — ~ in the form discrimination, says, "(My) purpose is
is harder to re- of student to help students know what their op-
Stress is brutal. And it comes in all [aJia(e against 'W&v&fyrt to-be/ reaUy, really complaint lions are in order to facilitate the best
forms and shapes. professional carejulthatwesdtmJt Violate procedures, education for everyone (here)."
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According to Donna Bialik, Dean unprofession- rettruCttke'freedomi' that ar& not settled comes so difficult thai your education
of Students. "The very best thing you a! behavior. part of usuveryXy Ufa.' informally, is hindered, n might be time to switch
can do is to let the person (adviser) However, if - Donna Bialik *" mcd '- advisers. According to AhsonK. Hoff.
know... You've got to do it in a very respect doesn't ated bv "^ academic adviser with the IPFW Aca-
calm, professional way." She noted work ^d the — — "" chancellor. demic Counseling and Career Ser-
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say anything at all. necessary to go up the chain of com- reach an amicable agreement, you professional adviser in addition to the
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Want to do something
that you can put on
staff in the Fall
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You versus everybody
Said Said Something
By Said El-Dajani
that allow you
to step away
from the usual
[her an exhila-
ratingly novel period (f understand
that this makes that new sandwich
sound like a big deal) or a burden
from which you hope to learn some-
thing (a stomach ache?).
Whether we avoid it or not,
chance happens. Here, ! examine an
approach I used when facing sonic-
fun choices during m> acclimation to
Recently, I had the unfortu-
[i.ne opportunity to see some of my
friends d.ibhlc with j certain illegal
substance 1 wasn't too keen on be-
ing around or trying. 1 abstained ami
left feeling uncomfortable, not only
about the situation at hand, but also
about the fact ihat my friends were
potentially jeopardizing their rela-
tionship with me.
The lifestyle and habit was unat-
tractive and I was faced with a dilem-
ma: find new friends or help ,id|usi
old ones. While some choices seem
obvious, it's always more of a chal-
lenge ihau we think to remove our-
selves from within our groove and
lind something different. Yet, some-
times change is necessary.
Ultimately, 1 didn't want to throw
away friendships that I had spent
time developing- Anything you put
lime into with limited expectations
is a risky investment of time. And
whose time is more important than
A group of people will always
direct you toward a certain path. The
hard tiling is realizing when it's time
for different people in your life and
then acting upon it. Many times we
allow our social situation to trump
our own individual beliefs or bi
aries because conformity is
Thai's why 1 find it important I
ing a chameleon personality. I lind it
highly important to examine my so-
cial situation before conforming.
There is nothing wrong with
be your own best friend first. You conformity when the group identity
keep yourscll together because you
yourself are a team.
We can go so tar with niion.il-
is strong or appealing, and you are
striving toward sinnl.tr goals. If you
are with friends to get drank, then
i/ing, sacrificing and compromising n.iturilk the person not drinking will
before we reach a point full of dis- be least likely to In in. If your group
aid no 1flQ can on |„ go SQ f ar w j th melting re
loiinuanes .. . ... . . Iigious ideas
unifying rationalizing, sacrificing and y h au don , t
vcrytbing compromising before we reach agree with
i o e s n m a po j nt f u || f dissonance and y° u wi " more
r mn f l no boundaries/ ^likely no.
Open mind- ^^^^ — ^ = ^^_ = __ Most of
e d n e s s all, you need
doesn't mean we have to be light- to pick your battles.
hearted. in the end. we are all looking to
Some circumstances provide tit in. We strive for a niche or a pur-
forks in the road where we need to be pose through collaboration or inde-
vigilant enough to know which path pendence, then work hard to succeed
is right and which is wrong. and specialize.
I thought putting space between Croups
gioup change, so does the cohesive-
According to Kenneth Borden's
book on social psychology, there
are four qualities thai maintain the
strength of the relationships that link
and hold members of a group togcth-
1. Group members' mutual at-
traction: members lind one another
attractive or friendly.
2. Members' proximity: some-
times simply being around people
regularly is enough to make people
feel like they belong.
3. Adherence to group norms:
one or two members deviate a lot or
many members deviate a little.
4. The group's success at moving
toward Us goals: groups that succeed
at reaching their goals are more sat-
isfying for their members than those
my old friends and I would be
tial. The proximity was paramount.
If 1 continued to spend time wi
this certain group of friends. I w
likely to start acting
important for many
people to lind direction. Within
liiendships fraternities or business
partners, a group gives individuals
(he opportunity to feel included and
involved. When the norms of the
How to spend summer time more like me
Pardon the Pun
By Michelle Yahne
other time of year? One
thi-- thought careful analysis before
jumping to a conclusion. Not only
are there natural factors that we must
take into effect, but there are also
man-made factors, and I'm not just
talking cops and robbers here. While
criminals love summer for their own
reasons, it is mostly because of hu-
man error that we must be careful.
So here are my tips tor things to
watch out for:
1. Every summer we hear
about tons of people who cither end
up injuring themselves, burning
down a house or accidentally calch-
ing someone on lire because of fire-
works. If I can offer you one piece
of advicc--don't be that idiot. It isn't
terribly iliflicuh lo use common sense
and precaution is It?
Now I know we all gel excited
when we see sparkly things in the .or
or on the ground, but come on, just let
someone else make that mistake and
spare yourself the embarrassment.
2. My next qualm with summer-
time is sunburns. Again, don't be that
fool. I'm all about a nice tan, don't get
me wronjj, but when you see the guy
walking around like a lobster, don't
you just want to go up and slap him
on his burns? Jeez, if he just would
have put on some sunscreen, he-
would have been fine. Not only that,
but it would cut down on the amount
ol money he has to spend on aloe vera
for the rest of the month And then we it's lots .it Inn. and soon they'll forget
won't have to sec the disgusting stage all about the pool,
of sunburn called moiling, or peeling. 4. I know all the little preteen
So come on folks, wise up, and put on girls arc more concerned with smell-
some sunscreen. ing good for the boys, but please, put
3. Pools and other bodies of water, on your bug spray, people!
Please don't pee in the pool. That's Let me fell you, you don't look
just gross. I don't care how bad you any more attractive with mosquito
have to go; bites all over
get out and "You might as well quarantine your body;
the yourself until you look normal y° u look llkc
>om. anain' you ' ve go1 a
vou again. . . .
ridit n Ions everyone else looks.
5. Along with the sunburn lip,
wear some sunglasses, bul also be
aware ol the oli-sowoiitlcrjiil loot,
fo have to think about other people
peeing where you are swimming,
then you shouldn't do it yourself.
And if you have small tluidien,
make sure you leach them this And
if you aren't sure if your kids under-
, inline yourscll until vou look nor I
again. So spray on the repellent, and
save yourself from the little blood-
sucking critters. You only have to put
It on once or twice, and chances are.
MOM AND DAD I DECIDED
WHICH COUJB6B I WANT
TOGO TO... IPFW!
UOUJ SON THAT IS A LOFTY GOAL, I JUST
HOPS YOlfRB NOT BASING THIS SIMPLY ON
PFW'S WORLD RENOWNED SPORTS PROGRAM
hcred your sunglasses but forgot youi
sunscreen. Not only will you look
like a lobster, you will look awesome
with your sunglass lines around your
eyes and across your temples.
You can always go find the bug
spray girl Chances are, she has sun-
screen too. and all you have to do is
flirt with her to gel some.
6. If you're going lo have a camp-
lire or bonfire, please watch out for
those who will try lo light anything
on lire. These are normally ihc people
who also try and jump a
just to see if they can do il
for this? Instead of trying n
these people, just don't invi
Surely they'll understand.
7. When cooking or
grills, make sure you cook everything
thoroughly. Food poisoning doesn't
generally sii well with other summer-
nine activities such as water spoils
or volleyball, and no one wants to be
that person on the sidelines with their
head in a trashcan for hours on end.
Not only do you noi get to participate
in the fun, but you get to be called the
vonuiing cliccrle.idcT lor some other
lani.istic moniker) for the rest of the
. My tip
sense If not, you could always just
stay cooped up inside all summer and
merely live vicariously through your
friends. Your choice, but have a great
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major I wanted In enroll in was mil .1
diilicull 1 lioicc lor me. bin lor mam
of my friends ii wos,
Tit introduce myself 10 help you
mpa, Fki. iind
plan mi continuing ro\ sludics iifter
scitling ilinin wherever I end up.
But even with my absence
from campus. I found it necessary
10 keep track of school events such
.is volleyball and basketball. 1 siill
occasionally use their workout labili-
ties ami 1 keep in touch with many
oilier miiamiir.il spurt. It's a great
way to stay busy and meet some new
The college life is a huge step,
ami it is always a good idea to look
at your options and make the best
decision tor you It is not a terrible
idea to lollow your friends to a col-
ic Lie of their choice, hut you should
make a decision based on your nccd>
'It's not a terrible idea to .almost guaran-
follow your friends to a college ,c ^ J° make
of their choice, but you should ^"^tTher-
make a decision based on your ever you go.
needs and what you want.' Man * of m *
friends and I
= travel to 1U or
Purdue lor a
weekend about every month or so.
hut we all admit wc probably would
not succeed at the academic level
required tor those colleges because
.social activity we
people on social networks such as
l-acchook or MySpace have asked
me what exactly is IPFW. At first I
would evplain what IPFW stood lor.
and where it was located. But then I
would include my opinion, which is
neither good nor had but just based
on my personality and needs,
I would say IPFW is a subtle
environment llial is cTowim;. The
iiparable to the newly built
fUCP in Orlando
ems school pride is strong.
classes here and iherc. uoi csp. cling
a huge negative result, but by the
It is crucial to keep yourself
orgam/ed and apply youtscll in what
! year, esen though I
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To be big,
Said Said Something
By Said El-Dajani
While trying to a build a business
during one year of my life I was re-
petitively lokl to think big and dream
big. When I
young. I had a very
11, dreams and ambi-
, slowly disintegrated as the
ol responsibility that
with age, gender
Even though I may not have been
ready to commit to a business at the
time 1 pursued it, I realized that I
wauled to learn as much as I could to
be prepared tor whatever endeavors
came my way. The biggest problem 1
found with thinking big was starling
big whereas building a foundation
and. developing a process usually is
After graduating high school.
I took the initial route of' attending
Purdue Universal) in West Lafayette.
1 thought the transition to indepen-
dence would be smooth, I was look-
ing forward to being on my own,
making my own decisions, and more
importantly, building an academic fu-
ture thai would carry me on to a lifc-
inierestcd wilh my education. 1 was at the big colleges, that the piece of
quickly lost trying lo find a major lhat paper I got alter the "four-year plan"
complemented my lifestyle and no! would be the key to a wonderful job.
the other way around, I left realizing By the time I left Purdue, I knew I
that 1 was starting too big. didn't want a job.
I decided IPFW would be a bet- A job to me means that you are
ter school at which to start small. I doing something thai you have to do
came back home and lived with my instead dome something you want to
parents, which was not appealing do. If going to Purdue meant that I
considering I had a taste of freedom was going to land a lot of money in a
pie. In hindsighl, my intentions for position thai I didn't feel passionately
going to Purdue were not to satisfy about, then I didn't want it.
a need for knowledge, but 10 experi- 1 was taught to think big. I find it
ence a lack of boundaries. Moving hard now lobe a part of a conforming
home would mean having to readjust group that tells me I need to be a pan
'I spent a year and a half and
figured out that everything I
needed was right at home.'
So I got what I wanted!
I spent a year and a half and fig-
ured out that everything 1 needed was
right at home The city thai I found
disgusting a year and a halt" earlier
was finally com fort able. The school
I thought to be less superior was ex-
actly what I was looking for.
While in the past IPFW would not
have been a first choice, the reality is
that this university has a lot lo offer to
people looking lo do something big
Graduating high school I had the
idea that my answers to success were
of something be-
cause that's what
everyone else is
doing. Going to a
large is school is
what the majority
is striving for.
are different than
Advice for incomming freshman
Welcome Freshmen! Some of
you are on this campus by your own
decisions, and the rest of you are not.
But don't be discouraged just because
you aren't on a big campus with the
rest of your friends. IPFW is a great
school and you will all enjoy your
time here if you let your self. So, I
am going to give you some advice so
that you may enjoy your time here as
much as 1 did.
First of all, get -involved with
something, anything, whether it
is your major's club or intramural
sports. Getting involved will link
you to other people and eventually
you will become acquainted with
many other people who will become
long lasting friends. When you have
friends, anything is bearable.
Secondly, get to know your pro-
fessors! If you take the time to get 10
know your professors they will gel to
know you, making the trips to their
office lo ask questions much easier.
Also, I have always found that ihe
more I talked lo m\ professor the bet-
ter 1 wanted to do, I didn't want to let
them down by failing.
Third, take advantage of every-
thing I PFW offers you, from the Writ-
ing Center to CASA. These centers
an: here to help you succeed, because
lhat is what you deserve. If you feel
like you arc struggling, stop by one
of these places and the friendly stall
would love to help you out. There
is no reason to do poorly in a class
with all the resources around to as-
Also. use common sense when
it conies to making decisions about
class. Don't show up late to class
everyday. Because, I, it is disre-
spectful lo your instructor and your
classmates, and 2, you often miss
,.11) announcements or important in-
formation regarding the class. It is
understandable if you are late a few
limes .1 semester but registering for a
class that you just cannot make it to
on time is not a wise decision. Fur-
ther, don't be thai person who fails
his class because you skipped too
many days. This is avoidable as long
as you slay in good communication
with your instructor. These people
are here 10 help you, so use them.
Lastly, consult your advisor. I
know this is probabl) really repetitive
to you, because you've heard it so
many times before. If you have any
questions ask them. You don't want
10 go through a whole semester of the
wrong classes or just simply have a
misunderstanding of something.
ill likely be set up for success and
ill more likely enjoy your time on
e IPFW campus. Have a wonder-
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Static-X tour brings wrath of Otep
Shamaya brings politics to Piere's main stage
By Hidi Moore
donned a simple while Oxford bi
ion-down and black slacks. Wcbei
looks, however, did not relied I
Hundreds of diverse metal fan:
looking for an experience that reflect- patibility of it with the
cd how they feel, an experience that band throughout their short set.
allowed them ilk- relic) of identifier- The Hour was absolutely packed
lion. by the time Otep took the stage. Otep
On May 12. Inviiro, Otep and Shamaya'svocalssangedfromauisty
Siatic-X took over Piere's main stage, moan to a full-on growl. Her blond
screaming lyrics that explored (he vi- hair contrasted with her tattooed bi-
olent, dirty and sclf-deprecatmg im- cep* and headgear thai ranged from
dcrbelly of the heavier side of rock, top hats to masks and bags to bomber
The shame behind these themes was hats as she attempted to turn each
shed from the start of the Staiic-X song into a performance. Asfhedra-
Tour stop, and fans opetih expressed malic approach escalated, the audi-
'President Bush, we the people wear-
of the United States formally in s a bo ™ b
request your resignation. ...
You walk on a road of bones,
the guys took
dressed in tin- the victims
foil masks resembling the ones ihey of the Virginia Tech tragedy. "Most
wore on their soon-to-be released of us have a moment of silence." she
-When I Was a Planet." This lack- spoke out. "Not us. We have a mo-
lusier display made them look like meni of violence!" She also went on
children dressing to play the part of to dedicate the cover to one of her
real metal musicians, and lei's face personal heroes. Nirvana's Kurt Co-
gnu ufe li i
tlftct tli.ii song, their
i phase Stoiic-X fans
I'll'":!' 1 '',
teat "i the crowdi the
Igs before retiring to
ils lour was headlined
it. children are neither r
hain.clexaune In- 1'1'M suicide to the
had her fans cheered her on, the room
and iiiiilanst Wayne Static referred Io
level ol the tragedy in Virginia.
tilled with deafening silence as she
as '-old school evil disco''
Needless to say. her vocals did
shouted, "President Bush, we the
not pack the punch ihal her dedica-
floor became packed wall-to-wall
tion did. While the band.
which consisted ol euitnr-
on a road of bones, sir!" A moment
isl Aaron, bassist "Evil"
of intense silence ensued, broken
I. McGuirc and drummer
only by the band's most pas-
f [lie stage, up llie stair-,
Brian Wolff, did give fans
sionate and heavy per-
"Breed," Shamaya was
ultimately responsible tor
, ^ «v through songs
the song's failure.
g "%t W | | w '»h » wMe-
Shamaya continued her
dramatic heal into "War-
head." as well. Possibly
1 1 endless He
the most controversial mo-
io jtdtB 1 *
she held an American flae
Slatie-X came ^ft
upside down, then draped
^ w .„„..„,,,.
it over her shoulders in a
W barked and
gesture of disrespect to
opening with the 'Ofc
▼*" growled his way
both President Bush and
Vice President Cheney.
latest release "Can- ■►•-''
Progressing further inlo the
Tossing the I1.il: then
set. the band, consisting of Sialic.
onto the mic stand. Shama-
reflected a shift from
Koichi Fukuda (guitar), Nick Oshiro
va dediealed ■'Warhead"
industrialized metal to a more
(drums) and Tony Campos (bass),
^^^ to those who serve in the
traditional metal that was later inter-
paused and grabbed (heir drink-..
armed forces. No sooner
spersed with selections that singer
Sialic looked oui inio (he audience.
'... she marched her band
from the mildly erotic to
the downright dirty and
on to a full-on battle.'
ight dirty and nn Io n full-on
by Mike Webb battle.
Otep nave mini iiflbe bins wlial
Spiderman 3 weaves an enjoyably tangled web
By Mike Webb
Arts & Entertainment Editor
Spiderman. When I was younger
I watched reruns of the old live-ac-
tion television show. They were awe-
e when I was 6. For that
had no idea what to expect
1 found i
ijuiie the contrary.
"Spiderman 3" begins with Peter
Parker (Tobey Maguire) high on life
He's m love with Marx lane Watson
(Kirsien Duns!) ami their relationship
is blossoming Mary Jane is Ihe only
it Parker is Spider
i. and she accepts him for who
e is (both of him).
Obviously the iran-
such a way or there would
) story to tell. It is
greatest assets simply because e.icf
of Ihe villains arc explored in detail
For others, ihe movie's length anc:
number of characters will make it
feel drawn oni and disjointed.
The baddies mentioned are num.
\cv, I iubliii
Stan Lee's crealion, bu
the characlers to life
believable likeable f;
simply, the movie is darker overall,
and some of ihe innocence is gone,
winch makes the characlers less like-
able. You will still
"...the movie is darker root for them, but comic
overall, and some of the lhe * may «*" fusing
ought been so nerdy and yet so cool.
ngcly As mentioned, the movie is long.
Quite but ihe lenglh is necessary lo explore
so many separate storylines which ul-
timately weave in and oul of one an-
otherculminaimg in an epic climax.
the latest i
and I am sure many of you
general reaction was positive bul not
as much as the superhero's last outing
in "'Spiderman 2." Does that r
third foray onto the big s
worth Ihe time'.' In my opinion, it's
of 2 hours and 20
some, this will be c
ispiration from. angry phas
Spiderman All I will say
i accessible mix of hu- is Parker (
d darkness. They captured just p e r i m c n
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Volleyball falls to UIC in Nationals
Courtesy of the IPFW
Columbus, OH - The IPFW Mast-
odons 2(107 "Dream Season" came
to an end on Saturday night in the
NCAA Men's Volleyball Champion-
ship Finals. The fourth seeded 'Dons
fell to the second seeded UC-Irvine
captured iheir lirsi
NCAA Championship by the
of 30-20. 24-30. 30-23, and 30-28.
IPFW came out slowly in the
match and fell behind by seven points
on a kill by senior outside hitter Jay-
son Jahlonsky. making it 14-7 UC1.
! killed everv thing
in sight in the first set. suffering just
.i single limine error, while slugging
.724.. .they cruised to the 10 point
began to find an open-
ing in the middle with
Josh Stewart, and
"Big Red" responded
balls and junior i
hitter C.J. Macias got
loose for six kills as
the Mastodons look the
second set by six with a
333 hitting game.
In the third, nei-
ther team hit particu-
larly well, with In me
out-hitting the 'Dons
Anteater got it
Opposite Matt Webber
was the diftercnee with
seven kills giving UIC
a 2-1 set lead.
The fourth set was
a tight affair with nei-
than a two point advan-
tage until late. On a kill by UIC mid-
dle David Smith, the 'Caters had a
four point, 26-22 cushion and looked
poised to i, ike home the trophy.
However. IPFW made them earn
Softball splits with Grizzlies, 9-1, 5-0
• lor h
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Fort Wayne. IN-IPFW won lh<
first game in a tw nihil I again -i I man
Mid-Con opponent Oakland Uimer
sity, to snap a 12-game losing sirc.ik
The "Dons defeated the Uri/zlie-
9-1. run-ruling them in the sixth in
After a quiet and quick firs
a Kayla Powell single that
brought in third baseman Michelle
Meiglien. and put first baseman
Brooke Waller in seonng position
with no outs. Ceiilcrlicklcr Beatrice
I'edra/a stepped up to ihe plate and
doubled to the iettheld Icikc. bring-
ing in Walter and Powell. Shortstop
Ty Lambert followed sun. doubling
to bring in Pedraza and give IPFW
the 4-0 lead.
In the fifth, Tara Mickelson hit
a two-run homer to give the 'Dons
some insurance, bringing pinch run-
ner, Ashley Johnson, home.
In the sixth inning. Oakland
gave up u trio of walks and an er-
ror to walk in Jil Price and load ihe
bases for Meiglicn Meigllen came
up and singled to lelt. batting in two
runs and giving IPFW the 9-1 win; it
was the largest margin of victory for
The Oakland offense was held to
just four hits by pitcher Ashley Tharp
and some incredible grabs by the
IPFW defense. Tharp improved to 2-2
on the season with the victory.
In game two, IPFW just couldn't
hang onto the momentum, giving up
all live Oakland runs in the first in-
ning. Pitcher Katie Aspegren took the
.VI n kelson. Powell, and Angela
I'asqnali who were each 3 for 5 on
the afternoon, while Lambert was 2
Note: IPFW honored seniors An-
gela Piixquali.'Ashley Johnson-I-Mes,
and Kacie Stone after game one of
the double header, as each played
their final game at Ihe IPFW Softball
field this afternoon.
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Ben Botts Named to the
Indiana All-Star Team
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Fori Wayne. IN - IPFW early
signee Ben Bolls has been selected
by the Indiana Basketball Coaches
Association to the 2007 Indiana
Boy's Basketball All-Star Team.
Botts, a 6-0 guard from Muncic
Central, was selected to the team
out of a group of 45 invited to a
tryout camp at Ben Davis back on
In all, 14 players were selected
to the squad.
Botts averaged 15 points, five
assists and shot 42 percent from
3-point range for Muncic Central,
who reached the 4A state title game
the past two seasons.
The Indiana All-Star
take on a group of All-Stars from
Kentucky. June 16 a
lucky University, v
ic 23 at the Con
of the Base-
IPFW senior cup-
tain, and shortstop,
led IPFW with a 4.0
grade point average
campaign was cut
short by a serious
shoulder injury. In
vertloh was named
top-student by the
Aaron Kerns /
Adam Miller /
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