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I Dare to Care' Central Prairie
Honor Flights Sponsor War Vets
Just four years ago a program
named the Honor Flights came
together to honor and spon-
sor those who served in World
War II. The Honor Flights' goal
is to send as many World War II vet-
erans to Washington, D.C. as they can
to visit the memorials that were built
in memory of them. The brilliant part
is that the veterans don't pay a dime
for the trip.
Honor Flights are based all
over the United States and each state
has multiple branches known as
hubs. The Central Prairie hub is based
out of Wichita. This group is manned
with multiple volunteers who help
raise the money for the vets.
Leta DeMayo is the Wichita
Area Sub-Committee Co-chair of
the Central Prairie branch with her
husband Tom DeMayo. She became
involved with the group because of
DeMayo says, " We became
involved when I started hearing
KFDI advertising on their station so
I looked it up on their website and
became very interested because of
my dad being a World War II vet. I
then started searching Facebook and
learned of the first banquet at the
Prairie Rose last summer where we
all went and took my dad. He then
decided he was interested in going so
it all happened from there."
Every World Warll
veteran is eligible for an Honor Flight
no matter what their position
was during the war or if they are
able to pay. Veterans are chosen
on a first come first serve basis.
Every vet's flight is paid for by
donations and it costs $650 to
send one veteran. Caring guard-
ians pay their own way to fly with
Honor Flight. A guardian can be a
relative or anyone who wants to
'I flew with my parents
nizations like the American Legion
and the VFW help contribute to
the Honor Flight.
While at the capital the
veterans are able to see the World
War II Memorial which is on the
The Central Prairie group is
working on sending another flight
in April. On January 29 they had
a banquet at Prairie Rose to raise
funds for Flight 12. World War II
on Flight ii last September and "They [veterans] truly
Flight 12 is scheduled for April
2011," says DeMayo. are walking, talking
Honor Flights try to
recruit as many volunteers as pJeCeS Of hiStOTy tOO
possible. They believe the more
help the better. soon to be gone"
Many veterans are in-
vets spoke and described their ex-
perience when they served in the
"They truly are walking,
talking pieces of history too soon
to be gone/' DeMayo says.
DeMayo is delighted that so
many people help with the Honor
Flights and care about the vet-
capable of walking on their own
or long distances so a volunteer
can offer to go and push a wheel-
chair for a veteran. The Flight also
works with a bus company while
the veterans are in Washington
which is wheelchair equipped.
As time passes, as do the
veterans, that is why this organi-
zation is trying to work quickly to
raise the money for these honor-
able people to take flight.
There are approximately
1,000 on the waiting list in the
state of Kansas. The Department
of Veterans Affairs report there
may be as many as 12,000 or
more living in the state.
"Time is critical because
as many as 1,200 World War II
Vets may die daily across the
country and many of them do not
know about Honor Flights," says
Honor Flights does not
recieve national government aid.
Their funding comes from those
who want to help veterans see
their memorial. However, orga-
erans. Her favorite part is seeing
how happy the vets are when they
return home from a flight.
"At the flight homecomings
it is very exciting and emotionally
gratifying to see how much ever-
body gets involved and how much
the veterans are so thankful for the
attention and appreciation," says
Helping these veterans
make the flight to Washington, D.C.
is an experience of a lifetime
for them. It allows them to
know that they are appreciated
for their service in the war.
Although their main efforts are
for the World War II Veterans,
Honor Flights is not solely just
for them. Korean War veterans
and Vietnam veterans are next on
the waiting list to go to Washing-
ton, D.C. and see the memorials
that were made for them.
If you are interested in
learning more about the Central
Praire Honor Flights and you want
to donate to the cause visit http://
World War II veterans from Flight 11 come together around the American flag in Washington, D.C.
for the folding of the flag ceremony.
to Webster.com, is
a state of mind or
love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy.
Even though there is a
"definition" for happiness, we
can't characterize or simplify in
a sentence what truly makes us
happy. Maybe that's wearing
your favorite sundress, fixing up
that old 1967 Ford GTA, or finding
love. Whatever it may be, happi-
ness is our right and finding it is
what life is all about.
We define happiness in
our own way and have our own
things that make us happy and
fulfill our lives.
"Helping others and play-
ing with my dog make me happy.
My dog doesn't judge and his love
is unconditional," Wichita sopho-
more Haley Holliday says.
Many students talked
about how hanging out with their
friends made them happy. While
others talked about activities,
such as reading or writing, that
made them happy. It's exciting to
hear how unique and different
everyone is and how sometimes,
helping others makes someone's
"I volunteer at a Butler
unty Fire Department. It's fun,
challenging and I am learning more
every day. It's nice to know that
I can be there to help people on
one of their worst days," says Lacey
Prockish works in customer
service and enrollment in the 5000
building in Andover.
The Declaration of In-
dependence states, "We hold
these truths to be self-evident,
that they are endowed by their
Creator with certain unalien-
able rights that among these
are Life, Liberty and the pursuit
of Happiness." This is where it
all starts, at the Declaration of
Independence, the foundation
on which our country stands.
From the beginning, we
acknowledge our right to
pursue happiness. So,
what is happiness for
you? It may be spending
your Friday evening serv-
ing at a homeless shelter
instead of clubbing with
your buddies, discover-
ing a new band, or draw-
ing your surroundings,
whatever makes you
happy, get inspired and
"If we have the
freedom to express our-
selves, we should do it
and not waste any oppor-
tunity we are given," says
Valley Center sophomore,
There are so
many people in different
countries that don't have
that right to pursue what
makes them happy and
we are so lucky to be able
to live in a country where
we are free to pursue
"Find something that
you love and are passionate
about, whether that is a job or
a hobby. Care to get involved,"
at a Butler
It's fun, chal-
'CRU is for everyone.
Whether you want to have
some fun, meet some great
people, sing your heart
out, learn and grow closer
to God, or all of the above,
CRU is the place to be
Campus Crusade for Christ,
known as CRU by college
students, is a student
Christian organization that
meets on many college campuses
around the world. CRU is not only
for students, but students also
help lead it. Students can help lead
worship and games. Every Tuesday,
on the Butler of El Dorado campus,
students meet to play games, wor-
ship, learn about God and fellow-
ship with one another.
CRU is also involved in
other ways on campus. At the be-
ginning of the school year, people
from CRU came and helped other
students move in. They also led a
church service for students the first
Sunday of the school year. Along
with meeting weekly, CRU puts on
events. These events are for the
entire student body. No one has
to attend CRU to come to these
events. This past fall, CRU brought
MAZE, a professional illusionist.
MAZE performed illusions in which
every person in attendance had to
question their view of reality. At
the beginning, he warned people
that what they see may not al-
ways be true. Different views can
change things. To end the night, he
told about his life and how it had
been dramatically changed when
he was diagnosed with leukemia.
Through his story, he was able to
share the gospel to a huge group
Kristin Khosravipour, Elbing
freshman, says, "MAZE not only
brought amazing illusions that
twisted the mind, he brought deep
questions that really made me
think." Luke Boyenger, CRU leader,
reported that 400 people were in
attendance and over 100 people
made the decision to follow Christ.
Another event put on by
CRU was Fall Getaway. Fall Get-
away was held in Elmdale at the
YMCA Camp Wood. Because it was
at the beginning of the school year,
there was not much time to recruit
people to come. This retreat was
only a weekend long, but students
received a spiritual refreshment
that they needed.
Most recently, many stu-
dents from Butler attended the
Denver Christmas Conference
(DCC). This conference is five days
long, in downtown Denver, at the
end of December. This is the high-
light of many students' Christmas
Phil Unruh, Valley Center
freshman, says, "Great speakers,
X is an amazing experiei
that happens over Christmas
break. This year we got to partici-
pate in a flashmob in the middle
of downtown Denver as well
as sharing our faith with those
around us that night/' -Jennifer
great friends all come together to
make a great experience."
This conference has been
said to be one of the greatest
Christian conferences that people
have attended. The days at the
conference are spent focusing on
God. One of the projects at DCC
was packaging meals to be sent to
Jelly Kidd, White City fresh-
man, says, "DCC was an incredible
experience. The speakers Brian and
Scott shared powerful messages
and it was awesome to see how
their words affected my friends
and brought us closer together as
a group." Students who go to DCC
are rarely, if ever, disappointed
with their decision.
Another event that CRU
puts on are Bible studies. Every
semester at least two separate
Bible studies are started. Students
can help lead these Bible studies
and also encourage other students
to attend them. These are a great
place for fellowship and encourag-
ing other people in their walk with
CRU can be found on many
campuses around the world, not
just in the United States. Students
have been greatly encouraged by
r"DCC was an incredible
experience. The speak-
ers Brian and Scott shared
powerful messages and it
was awesome to see how
their words affected my
friends and brought us
closer together as a group."
Butler Libraries, El Dorado. KS
You finally made it out of
your parents' house, and
you are now finally on
your own, well, kind of.
The best thing
about going off to college other
then the staying out as late as you
want is you get to move out of
your parents' house. Then again on
the negative side of it all, you don't
get to eat the home cooked meals
like you used to.
Yeah, you can eat the
Emily Kindel Amanda Peters
Staff Writer Staff Writer
cafeteria food, and then when
that's closed for the day you have
And the only cooking
appliance you have is a microwave,
because you are stuck in a dorm
and that's the only thing you can
have to cook with.
It wouldn't be such a hassle
if you had something else to use to
cook with other then a microwave.
At least if you had an oven
to work with then you would have
a little more leeway.
Even though you are a
college student and stuggling for
money, you don't have to go to
Wal-Mart or Dillons just to get the
ingredients. There are other places
that will work as a substitute
and sometimes even better. For
example, Dollar General.
So if you and your friends
are bored on a Friday night and
don't really want to go out, then
kick back and start cooking.
2 fat free tortillas
% cup low fat moz-
1 X cup low fat Ched-
Yi cup salsa
2 tablespoons low fat sour
1. lay out one tortilla, and spread evenly with cheese
2. microwave for 30 seconds and place tortilla over
3. microwave again for 40 seconds
4. mix sour cream and salsa and spread over top
5. cut and eat
All recepices are from Onlinecollege.org
3 Tbsp. milk
3 Tbsp. oil
Small splash of vanilla
3 Tbsp. chocolate
4 Tbsp. cake flour
4 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. cocoa
1. Add dry ingredients to mug, mix well with a fork
2. Add egg, mix thoroughly
3. Pour in milk and oil and vanilla, mix well
4. Add chips, if using
5. Put mug in microwave, and cook for three minutes
on 1000 watts
6. Cake will rise over top of mug-do not be alarmed !
7. Allow to cool a little; tip onto a plate if desired
1 fat free tortilla
1/4 cup of low fat cheddar chesse
l.Lay out one tortilla, and spread evenly with
2. Microwave for about 20 seconds
3. Add sour cream or salsa if wanted
(mm a m$m
1/2 cup hot fudge desser topping
1 tub (8 ounces) Cool Whip®
1 package Jell-O® (Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding)
8 Oreo, chopped
12 vanilla ice cream sandwiches
POUR: fudge topping into medium bowl. Add 1 cup of
the whipped topping; stir with wire whisk until well
blended. Add dry pudding mix; stir 2 minutes or until
well blended. Gently stir in chopped cookies; set aside.
ARRANGE: 4 of the ice cream sandwiches, side-by-
side, on 24-inch-long piece of foil; top with half of the
whipped topping mixture. Repeat layers. Top with
remaining 4 ice cream sandwiches. Frost top and sides
of dessert with remaining whipped topping. Bring up
foil sides. Double foil sides. Double fold top and ends
to loosely seal packet.
FREEZE: at least 4 hours before serving. Store leftover
dessert in freezer.
facebook home profile friends inbox
Facebook comes up with new way of communicating
Facebook made its debut
back in February 2004 at
Harvard University. At the
time, it was strictly for
Harvard students. As of
January 2011, Facebook has more
than 600 million active users. As it
continues to grow and expand so
does our way of communicating.
According to the New York
Times, in November 2010, Facebook
introduced Facebook Messages, a
new messaging system that allows
people to communicate with one
another on the web and on mobile
phones regardless of whether the
person uses email, text messages or
an online chating service.
The new system will
prioritize messages received from
friends and close acquaintances,
which, in the long run, saves time.
Even though people will now be
able to have a facebook.com email
address, Facebook's news system
will work will other emails such as
Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail.
At this point in time, the
new messaging system will not
include voice chat, but rumor has
it, according to Mark Zuckerberg,
creator and CEO, that voice chat
will be coming soon. But there is
no date in which to expect it. The
new system also allows messages
to be sent right to your phone or
any other electronic device. Did
you know that there are more
than four billion messages sent on
Facebook each day and most are
sent between two people? Now
with the new system messages can
be sent between multiple people.
"That's awesome. Not
only can we use Facebook on the
computer but now on our phones.
I have an I Phone so I'm not that
excited, but for people who don't
have I Phones, that's pretty cool,"
says Minho Lee, Seoul sophomore.
Just like regular email,
Facebook faces many challenges.
One includes managing spam. The
company has gotten a bad rep for
maintaining privacy, which couid
lead to a drop in the number of
users and getting people to trust
the new system.
"I don't think that the new
system is a good thing. Yes, it's
convenient and fast, but on the
other hand we are totally controlled
by the social network. We have no
privacy," says Alice Lin, Taichung
In May 2010, Facebook
came up with a way to help people
understand what they were sharing
online and who would see it.
Although Facebook has conquered
much of the Internet's social
networking, one huge mistake the
company made was failing to notice
the new privacy control features
became harder and harder for users
to understand and set their profile
to. In October of 2010, Facebook
announced that some of their
popular games, such as Farmville,
had shared unwanted information
about users and their friends.
Facebook took action quickly to
prevent the network from sharing
more unwanted information.
Many Facebook users still have
no clue that Facebook Messages
have launched. So how do we, as
a "social" generation, not know
about this new, quicker way of
"Well, I'm not so sure that
it's quicker, but it crosses platforms.
You don't have to text to text, email
to email or Facebook to Facebook.
Facebook now allows people to take
common communication and open
it up. There is no prejudice/'says Dr.
Keith West. West is head of radio
and TV at Butler.
Facebook will continue to
advance its form of communication,
and ultimately rule the social
networks of the web.
"I think it could be useful
to the people that use programs
such as Facebook to stay in touch
with people they don't see every
day, but I also think it's leaning
towards addiction to Facebook and
technology in general. I'm not really
one way or the other. I personally
will not use it though," says Holli
Dawson, Wichita sophomore.
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Durtney Jackson, Augusta freshman
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Christopher: No kidding! I can't wait for tonight!
Go Lady Grizzlies!
Christopher: Daved, what are you doing after the
Daved: I don't know man, what about you?
Danielle: We can all go to Freddy's afterwards anc
grab some ice cream!
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A ' most students, the cost of paying for college is the biggest thought in their mind. How are they
ng tc \py for the expensive tuition? Oh, and also the books? These easily can surpass $1,500 for a full-time
student. What if there was a way to avoid the high cost of college? There is.
Butler offers scholarships for almost anything. The different types of "books and tuition" scholarships
rarB Bom joining a newspaper staff to auditioning for a role in the school play. Choir is also a books and tu-
rn' cl cholarship and there are four different choirs to choose from. Cheerleading , dance team, along with the
maPKy of sports all offer scholarships. The possibilities are endless!
The only thing students have to pay with these scholarships are the fees which usually range from $100
to $200. Although the scholarship does take up time, and students are required to take classes associated with
their degree, it can help if the scholarship has to do with the career path they are interested in.
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Graduating from high school is a great experience. Stage one of life is done, but stage two is next. Going
to college might require long drives, which then forces some students to buy a newer car. This process often
leads to a load of debt on a college student when they already have to pay tuition and books.
For some students, they are interested in buying a brand new car out of college. Most recommend not
doing that. Buying a new car should be reserved for when college graduation comes around with the job need-
ed to afford the car you have always wanted. Instead, buy a cheaper car priced around $5,000 to $8,000. They
will last all through college and maybe even beyond. Buy an older year car so insurance is cheaper. Avoid two-
door cars as it can be difficult to pack up dorm room belongings in one. Paying off a smaller car loan is much
easier than paying off a big car loan. Plus, credit ratings get a nice boost which can help later on in life trying to
secure a house loan or another car loan. Unsure of where to buy a used car at? Go to any city around and take
a look at all the used car dealers. There are plenty to choose from. If you want to stay indoors, you can use
Craigslist or Auto Trader. They both are fantastic for searching for used cars in the comfort of your home.
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Worried about spending whatever is left in your checking account the first week of college? No worries,
there is a solution. Get a job! Most college students have doubts about their ability to handle work and school,
but most find out soon enough that having a job keeps schedules in check and allows for a better way of in-
come than living off savings. There are lots of places for students to get jobs. Fast food is a most chosen option,
along with major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and Sutherlands. Having a part-time job can help boost
income. Although many pay minimum wage, it's still money.
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One of the most expensive parts of college is the cell phone bill. Many students opt for the higher
priced phones, or phones that require a data plan, which can be very expensive. Students who switch over
to a cheap plan of just unlimited texting and minutes are often just as happy as students who have the entire
Two cell phone companies, Verizon and Sprint, offer the biggest range in pricing from cheapest to
most expensive. Verizon was the most expensive, with the Droid 2 costing $200 for the phone, and $99 a
month for the unlimited data plan, unlimited texting and 450 minutes a month for talk. Sprint was the cheap-
est with the Kyocera Sanyo Vera, which costs nothing for the phone and a miniscule $50 a month for the un-
limited texting, 400 minutes a month plan. Although you are without the data plan and Internet on the Sprint
phone, you have $50 more a month to spend on other needed items for college.
places to be at for spring break
Pack your suitcase because
we are "duesing" out of
this windy state, and head-
ing somewhere that has
more to offer, like warm
weather to lay out and soak up the
spring sun, crazy beach parties and
amazing ocean views, oh yes! Ev-
erything you want in a spring break.
You could be the kind of person that
would like something opposite from
the usual clear ocean beach resort
There is always the other
option of beautiful snowy moun-
tains and sitting next to a toasty
fire, drinking hot cocoa with baby
marshmallows floating on top, while
you're curled up comfortably with
your favorite blanket and just remi-
niscing about old memories with a
best friend or a family member, just
laughing your heads off. Either one of
these settings will be great for plan-
ning your fun and relaxing upcoming
spring break trip.
If you are not sure or haven't
even thought about planning for
spring break, you should think about
planning now because it's just around
"I'm just going to stay home
and chill with my friends," says Nate
Willikins, Wichita freshman.
Well, don't worry your little
heads if you can't think of anywhere
to go, because we are here to guide
Our first destination we will
look into is the famous IT place, the
one, the only Cancun. Flocks of col-
lege students in recent years have
begun migrating to sunny Cancun,
Mexico in search of a loose atmo-
sphere. Cancun offers 25,000 hotel
rooms and 85 percent are rated at
"I am going to the Bahamas
with my best friend and her family to
scuba dive," says Taylor Fisher, Wichi-
There are so many activities
to do. During the day, check out the
Oasis Hotel with wild beach contests
and volleyball tournaments. For the
adventurous people out there you
could go snorkeling, scuba diving
or swimming with the dolphins. At
they list nine different locations to
swim with the dolphins.
Prices and or discounts will
vary when you purchase a ticket,
online or call. Overall, Cancun has ev-
erything and more that anyone could
ask for. For official travel information
to Cancun, go to http://www. cancun.
travel.com/. Spring break isn't always
about warm weather and crazy beach
parties packed with endless things
to do. Remember in the beginning of
this guide there was something men-
tion about beautiful snowy moun-
tains? Well, the next destination to
consider spring break in, is Brecken-
ridge, Colo, known for unrivaled night
life, live concerts, hip restaurants and
top terrain parks.
"I'm going skiing with my boy-
friend in Breckenridge," says Emily
Broussard, Derby freshmen.
There is a great package for
college students; five nights of lodg-
ing with four-day lift tickets for a
group of four (http://www.gobreck.
Gordon Cave Megan Mahurin
Design Editor Managing Editor
who we are
I am from Piper. I want to be a
3-D Character Designer and am
majoring in Digital Media. This
is my last semester at Butler,
and in my free time I like making
I am from Wichita, and I am a
sophomore at Butler. I am major-
ing in Theatre.
I am originally from Chicago, lam
majoring in Music Production and
Business. After Butler I plan on taking
a year off before going to the Art Insti-
tute of Chicago, where I have already
I am from Augusta. I am sopho-
more at Butler. I am majoring in
Liberal Arts. I enjoy hanging out at
the Bear and meeting new people.
I am from Wichita, and am I am from Tonganoxie. I want to
a sophomore at Butler. I am be a Movie Editor and am major-
majoring in Engineering. I enjoy ing in Mass Communications. I
playing pool with my friends and am really shy, but you wouldn't
meeting new people at the Bear, know that if you knew me.
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- teacher - fir - police officer - engineer - vet -
From Doctors to
Cops, people of
Butler "Reveal if
they are following
pop star - athlete - truck driver - - president - nurse - boss - author - volunte
At one point in our
childhood we were
all asked the question
of 'What do you want
to be when you grow
up?' Some kids wanted to have ex-
chef and I'm still trying to be one,"
Some Butler students
wanted to pursue astounding jobs
but realized it wasn't cut out for
them and they decided to move on
travagant and adventurous jobs like to other things.
a race car driver or an astronaut.
Others were looking for a more
conventional job like a business
owner or a firefighter. Then there
were those who wanted to be a
doctor one week and president
of the United States the
As children we
wished hard and dreamed
big. Through the years
we learned that some of
those dreams were hard
to follow. But some peo-
ple don't like to give up
on their dreams. They will
stop at nothing to achieve
them. The Grizzly went on
a search to find those who
are turning to Butler to
fulfill those dreams that
are almost in their grips.
Patrick Wilson, El
Dorado freshman, knew what he
wanted to be as a kid and is taking
steps to see that dream through.
"I wanted to be a paleon-
tologist. Here at Butler I'm major-
Ashley Watson, Campus
freshman, says, "When I was little
I wanted to be an ice-skater but I
had never even gone ice-skating.
I'm now majoring in theatre."
Dustin DeMayo, Augusta
As a kid I want
ed to be a chef
and I'm still try-
ing to be one."
sophomore, wanted to be an
astronomer after reading a book
about astronomy in the library. He
wanted to search the stars through
a big telescope. However, he real-
ing in chemistry but when I transfer ized later on that wasn't the only
to Wichita State I will follow my thing in the job description,
dream and major in paleontology," "I learned that a major-
Wilson isn't alone in trying
to follow a dream. There are many
ity of astronomers didn't get to
look through telescopes; that they
actually sat behind computers
students at Butler just like him such all day. I've decided to become a
as Circle freshman, Austin Pyle. mechanical engineer instead," says
"As a kid I wanted to be a DeMayo.
College can be an immense
help for successfully fulfilling your
childhood career dream. Butler of-
fers a plethora of classes that can
tailor to your career dream. Earn-
ing a degree in your desired career
choice can help give you a boost to
earn that dream.
You may feel like your
dream is to over the top but you
still have an interest in it. Asking
an adviser for guidance in finding
the right major for that dream of
yours can be a great start.
For instance, say you
wanted to be a famous
pop star growing up. An
adviser can help you set
up classes in the fine arts
department and you could
put that singing voice to
use and become a music
Or maybe you
wanted to work in the
medical field. Butler has
a nursing program to aid
you in that department.
"I wanted to be a
nurse," says Alyssa Singh,
Texas sophomore, "and that's what
I'm doing here at Butler."
Even if you have given
up on your dream as a dinosaur
hunter or you're still going strong
on being a veterinarian, our child-
hood dreams are what shaped our
minds and imaginations into what
they are today.
Always dreamed of being a
teacher or maybe a cop? Whatever
you dreamt of being, visit Butler's
advising office and let them lend a
hand to starting that career dream.
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BCC's Secretarial Center
throughout the campuses.
Worn, brown mailboxes fill two
walls from ceiling to floor. Papers
and envelopes cover three desks
pushed together. Two Xerox
machines hum continuously below
the workers' movements.
The Secretarial Management Center plays an
integral role at Butler Community College. Employees
at the Center handle communications throughout the
"We're kind of the center of what happens at
Butler," Assistant Scott Siemens says. "Our main role
is to keep everything up and
The Center, located on the El Dorado campus,
provides services available to faculty, staff and
students. Services include but are not limited to
photocopying, faxing, scanning, packaging, making
transparencies and processing both USPS and campus
incoming and outgoing mail. Manager Amy Kerschner
says that the main service provided is photocopying.
Mailing requests are also made often. The Secretarial
Center will print, stuff and send out letters.
During its peak months of August and January, the
Center receives around 2,000 photocopy requests.
This equals out to about 150,000 sheets of paper.
I love my job. I get
to work with fun people,
with young people. I love
- Manager Amy Kerschner
How do you feel about your job?
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I really like it. I go
to school full-time, and I
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- Assistant Scott Siemens
// I love it. I completely
love it. I don't have to work
on weekends, and they're
flexible with hours. //
- Student worker Cody Gasche
According to Kerschner, on slow days approximately are coming from," Kerschner says.
600 pieces of mail are sent out. On its busiest day Student worker Cody Gasche, El Dorado freshman,
this year the Center sent out 11,400
pieces of mail. Three large mailings
on top of their normal load created
this high volume.
It takes four to seven student
workers to aid Kerschner and
Siemens in churning out photocopies
and mailing letters. Kerschner began
working at the Secretarial Center as a
student worker 13 years ago.
"We're kind of the
center of what
happens at Butler.
Our main role is to
up and running."
- Assistant Scott Siemens
has been working at the Secretarial
Center for the past six months. As
a student worker, Gasche mostly
makes photocopies and works with
Butler students utilize the Center's
services the least, according to
"If you ever need anything, don't
be afraid to stop by," Siemens said.
"It helps me understand where my student workers "We do just about everything in there."
You're in hurry and trying to get to your
next class without getting locked out of
the room. Your dashing around people,
you look down because you feel your
shoe's lace is untied. While you're
looking down you see an envelope, you see on
that paper, if found return to the address you see.
Wondering what is inside you take a sneak peak
and notice there is a $20 bill in there. What are you
The smart decision would be to turn it in,
but then again you are a broke college student
using any change you can find in the glove box just
to get something to eat at McDonald's. You look
around to see if anyone notices you picking up the
envelope. You see that no one is looking, so you
slowly put it away in your pocket and go on your
After you take it you start to wonder what
could happen if you return it, yeah you would be
a good citizen but would you get anything out of
it? You might get a good pat on the back, but what
good is that? That should mean more then getting
a prize, because you don't always have to receive
something for doing something else. Sometimes
the better things in life are just giving a smile for
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If you decide to do the bad decision and keep the money, that small amount of money you now
have in your pocket makes a big difference to the people or organization. Example, say the money you
have belongs to an organization and they are raising money to take a trip, but when it all comes down,
they can't go. Why? Because they were short $20, sound familiar?
It's so easy to just turn your head and pretend that you didn't see anything then just to lend a
helping hand. It's like telling a lie, it's easy to do that, but yet hard to tell the truth. Then again some
things are really better left unsaid. But doing that could cause someone else pain.
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You saw someone else trying to steal another
person's Laptop what would uou do?
Amanda Barber, freshman
"If I saw someone stealing someone else's laptop
would confront them and try to stop them. If I faile
at stopping them then I would let the owner of the
laptop know what the person looked like, male or
female, approximate height, etc. so that they could
report them and get their laptop back." jj
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"I would probaly tell my cheer coach."
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their £>hot£>! Aungelica Speencer, freshman
"I would go up to her and tell her she has toilet
paper on her foot."
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Anthony Morris, freshman
"I would look over at them and ask 'What's the
You may want to think
twice before you even
dare take a drink.
We're not talking
about a soda pop or
energy drink, but a
drink of alcohol.
When someone plays with
fire, more than likely they're going
to get burned. Who hasn't heard
that saying before? You're young, in
college, and believe you're invincible.
Well, reality check, you're not.
When someone does
something they're not supposed
to, ten to one they're going to pay
the consequence in some form or
There are many different
ways to have a good time without
doing something that is against
the law. Anyone can avoid peer
pressure. It may be hard to at the
time, but it's also so easy to turn to
at the same time. When a person
doesn't give in, then they may think
they're not cool enough. What's not
cool is getting fined.
When interviewing Cummins
Hall Resident Assistant, L.T., about
the consequences of getting caught
with alcohol, she says, "They usually
get fined a certain amount and take
an alcoholics anonymous class for
6-8 weeks. They have now changed it
to a three-hour online class since the
anonymous classes were ineffective.
But the consequences are usually
different for each person."
That was the case for an
anonymous BCC student who was
caught once before.
She says, "I was just at the
wrong place at the wrong time. I
never drink and was invited to a
dorm room. Right before I was about
to leave, the security cops came in
saying they smelled the alcohol
from down the hall and were going
to give breathalyzers. Since I was
the only one not drinking, I gladly
agreed to be first until they couldn't
get the breathalyzer to work. My
consequence was to only pay the
$35 fine for the online class while my
friends had to pay the $100 fine, $35
online class, and community service
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and one girl had to take additional
alcohol classes for hosting the party."
According to the BCC
handbook, it states the three
offenses. The first one is a $100 fine
and/or community service along
with mandatory parent notification
and a session with the counselor.
The second one is $150 fine,
community service, and the parental
notification. Finally, the third offense
is suspension or expulsion from
college and dismissal from the
The displaying of any empty
alcohol containers and wrappers is
also prohibited, such as: empty beer
bottles, cans, hard liquor bottles,
shots, or any other alcohol glasses,
or alcohol covers such as Crown
Royal anywhere in the residence
hall. This case has two offenses. First
offense, containers and/or wrappers
removed from the residence hall,
and probation determined by the
residence life staff. Second offense
will also have the containers and
wrappers removed and referred to
Dean of Student
"I was just at the
wrong place at the
wrong time/ 7
you get caught with alcohol and are
18, but less than 21, your fines will
vary from: $200 to the maximum
being $500. Along with the other
charges, there is an additional 40
hours of community service or
When refusing a breath test,
the teenagers could end up getting
their driver's license suspended.
Drinking on campus is a whole other
story then off campus with friends
while on the road.
According to BCC handbook,
the alcohol crime
rate has varied
years. In 2006
there were no
in 2009 there
were a total of
14 cases. But yet
there weren't any arrests made on
campus for use of alcohol.
When put in the situation
dealing with alcohol, there is a chain
you are put through starting with
telling a Resident Assistant who then
tells the security guards, who report
it to the Dean of Student Life.
you a big
it back, Pay It Forward." This is
a quote from the dramatic film
"Pay It Forward." If you have not
seen this movie, I declare it a
must see. It's about an 11-year-
old boy who devises a way to
change the world, for the better.
He develops a pyramid effect
that will ripple its way through
The young boy does a
favor for three people, asking
each of them to "pay the fa-
vor forward" by doing favors
for three other people, and
so on, along a branching tree
of good deeds.
Well in present day,
we have a new way to pay it
forward; we have Wish Upon
A Hero. Anyone can be a mem-
ber, and have a wish.
Anyone can be a hero!
Wish Upon A Hero gives people
the opportunity to ask for help
and receive the help they need.
Some just need some companion-
ship, like being pen pals. Some
wish for their elderly mother or
young children to receive birthday
cards to cheer them up.
On the other hand, some
have been stranded and need
help getting home, or have been
laid off and need help paying
the bills. Wish Upon A Hero uses
PayPal to transfer money and help
these desperate people out.
Now the first thing that comes
to mind is 'Well somebody can just
moke multiple accounts asking for
money for bills and then just get loads
<i( Wfien someone
does you a 6ig
favor, don't pay
it 6acf^ (Pay It
of free money! and that's not true.
Wish Upon A Hero has had mul-
tiple ways of making sure that each
and every account is legitimate.
One way they take care
of this is by running IP Address
checks. Each computer has an IP
Address. The Wish System auto-
matically runs the IP checks to
confirm the number of IP address
connected with an account. One
Account indicates that this is the
only user account associated with
this IP address. Two Accounts indi-
cates that there are two accounts
associated with this IP address. (Or
two people from the same house-
hold.) Three plus Accounts indi-
cates that there are three or more
accounts associated with this IP
address. (Possibly friends or family
sharing a single computer.)
Shared IP accounts indi-
cates that there is an single IP used
as a gateway for many computers.
(AOL, offices and some ISPs will
have a shared IP address.)
According to Wish Upon
A Hero, you are only allowed one
account. They realize that people
sometimes have a need to share
computers, therefore they created
the IP rules below.
Only one account can be
used for wishing. This program-
ming was created as a security
feature to stop people from creat-
ing multiple wishing accounts. It
was created to protect the heroes.
Please read the IP rules below
• If you have only one ac-
count, then you can make and
grant a wish.
• If you have two accounts,
then you can ONLY make a wish on
the original account. You can grant
a wish on both.
• If you have three or more
accounts, then you can't make or
grant a wish and ALL your accounts
may be closed.
If you have a shared IP
(AOL, Corporate Network) your ac-
count will be marked as a "Shared
IP." Shared IPs do not register with
the system, therefore they cannot
guarantee them as an individual
user. Heroes will be responsible
for their own actions when grant-
ing shared IP wishes. If they catch
you creating multiple accounts on
a shared IP address or switching
your IP address to create multiple
accounts, then all your accounts
will be closed.
These are just a couple pre-
ventable measures Wish Upon A
Hero partakes in to prevent scam-
So, whether you have a little
or a lot, everyone can be a hero.
We can always lend a helping hand
in some way. I'm just glad someone
came up with the idea of the Wish
Upon A Hero website and put it in
action. It's a great way for everyone
to get involved in making the world
a better place, and Pay It Forward.
have a tittle or
a tot, everyone
can be a
Falling into a pit of hands, Kylie Hurlbutt, Valley Center
sophomore, prepares herself for the collision.
While at practice, Katie Milford, Valley Center freshman,
falls back onto her stunt partner. Even the slightest foot
movement can cause a fall.
Putting on a smile while
getting tossed up into
the air like a rag doll is
not always an easy task,
but cheerleaders make
an effort to do it every game. Even
when the team is losing, cheer-
leaders keep a smile on their face
and shout as loud as they can to try
and motivate the players and the
"It is our duty to keep
our heads held high with a smile
even in defeat to keep our crowds
pumped and in good spirit/' Allison
Roncone, freshman from Wichita
The Butler Spirit Squad
consists of 19 members and the
coach, Holly Schaffner. Currently,
this semester, Schaffner is running
the team without a manager or an
"We have a physical trainer
that we can go see, but not one
that comes to practice. If the girls
get hurt at practice we have to wait
for a trainer to get here or just do
without one," Schaffner says.
Before trying out for cheer-
leading, students are required to
sign a form acknowledging the
risks of the sport. In the form it
states that the student/athlete
During co-ed stunts, Za
Idleman, both Flint Hill:
participating in the intercollegiate
athletic program could mildly,
moderately or severely injure the
anatomy in one of several of the
following: muscles, tendons, liga-
ments, bones, skin, teeth and any
of the vital organs. Catastrophic
injuries, permanent paralysis or
even death may also occur during
participation. There is not an abso-
lute prevention against any of the
mentioned potential injury sites.
There are many precautions
Schaffner and the cheerleaders
take in order to reduce the number
While there is not an ab-
jmpower catches Sydney
ashmen, at practice.
solute way to prevent these acci-
dents, Schaffner does not let them
perform a stunt in front of a crowd
until they have successfully com-
pleted it in front of her three times
"We work hard at practice
to look the way we do at games.
There's nothing like the feeling of
performing a new skill and hitting it
right on in front of a crowd. Chanc-
es are, we spent countless hours
on that skill, and regardless of how
hard it was, the feeling of hitting it
and hearing the crowd cheer for us
is amazing!" Megan Rinkenbaugh,
Augusta freshman, says.
Flying, twisting, turning, Kylie Hurlbutt rotates her body
8-10 feet in the air with the assistance of Allie Friday,
Clearwater sophomore, to land into a cradle catch.
Rules for guys and girls help
to prevent falling. The guys who
make up the main base know to
catch with their legs and not their
back. Girls know to always stay stiff
as a board, and not to reach out to
catch themselves, so they don't hit
a spotter in the face.
Also, if a girl is dropped
onto the floor during a stunt at
practice, the group is required
to do 25 crunches. Falling again
results in 50 crunches and a third
fall means no more stunting for the
rest of the day.
"Usually if a girl hits the
ground three times then it just
means they are getting tired, and
that is when they need to stop
anyway, because that increases
chances of injury," Schaffner says.
Even with the risk of injury,
the members focus on cheering
and do not to let the possibility of
injury stop them.
"Yes, I have fallen a few
times, but like they say, 'If at first
you don't succeed, try, try again!'"
Even if a person attends
a losing game, they will see a big
smile on the faces of the Butler
Spirit Squad as they motivate the
crowd and the players.
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Abby Fawcett, Wichita sophomore,
brings the ball down the court at Butler,
against Cloud on Jan. 26. The Lady
Grizzlies got a win, 78-65.
he season started out
looking better than ever,
with a 6-0 start. These
Lady Grizzlies looked
like they could be going for an
W undefeated season. However,
after a good start they stand at
a good looking 16-6 record
as of late January, 6-2 in
This team plays with
and it shows
on the floor
and on the
stat sheet. A
looks to be in store, with maybe a
good playoff push, and who knows
maybe a hoisted trophy.
Abby Fawcett, Wichita
sophomore, is a standout on the
team. She is in the top 25 in the
nation in scoring, with a couple
high 30 point games.
"She is the best player I have
ever coached," Head Coach Mike
This young lady gets it
done night in night out, an
outstanding all around player,
who has "in the gym range."
As soon as her feet touch the
court, she is in her range. Also
she isn't just a scorer, she is
terrific on both ends of the
floor, and she comes to play
every game with total energy chantee Louis, Wichita freshman, goes
and effort. One just cannot say after a loose ball. The Grizzly women
enough about Fawcett. defeated Colby Jan. 24, 74-57.
The floor general (point
guard) for the Lady Grizzlies is
Paige Franklin, Dallas sophomore.
Maybe the reason why this team
flows so nicely, and plays with so
much energy, is in large part due
to her. Although she is not a great
scorer, she pushes off of makes
or misses, leading to a lot of fast
Their biggest win as a team
came on Jan. 15 against a solid
Hutchinson basketball team. They
won the game 55-51 in The Power
Also, Jordyn Tolefree, Lawrence
freshman, has had a pretty good
season. Next season she looks to
be the one to take over the lead
role for this Lady Grizzlies team.
"She is an outstanding player,
with lots of talent," Helmer says.
She is great on defense and
offense and hopefully can pick up
her play in the second half of the
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L, 55-47 OT
Tonya Elliott-Salas, Wichita freshman,
takes a charge against Colby. The Colby
game was postponed due to weather
conditions, so the game was Jan. 24.
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Paige Franklin, Dallas, Texas sophomore,
prepares to go up for a layup against
Cloud County Jan. 26.
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goes up for a
15 at El Dorado.
out a close win,
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Key Toothman Shauna Greenlee
Sports Media Designer
Grizzly men's basketball "diamonds in
the rough" pull team out of bumpy start
builcrofrlast year's success
t's been a season of
ups and downs for this
Grizzly basketball team,
which has led to a 14-7
record, 4-3 in conference
play as of Jan. 26. However,
this team plays with great
chemistry and has a few
diamonds in the rough. The
Grizzly basketball team's
talent level is way beyond
what their record displays.
Quite frankly they are one of
the best teams to watch.
Josh Gibbs, Raytown,
Mo. sophomore, is an
outstanding balanced player,
who can score with ease.
Gibbs has been leading the
team in scoring at around 17
points per game. Although
injuries benched the star
guard/forward for the first
few games, he managed
to overcome adversity and
contribute to his team,
which was looking for a
Once healthy and back
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rebounds, and he is second
in points per game. With
God-given talent to jump
out of the gym, Ingram puts
on a show nearly every
time on the court. He has a
willingness to finish above
the rim that he combines
with the skill-set in order
to do so. You could lob the
guy a pass from half-court,
and he wouldn't mind going
up there and throwing it
down. In fact, he prefers
to. His biggest struggle has
been fouls. He has been in
and out of foul trouble all
As a team, the Grizzlies
have struggled a bit in
conference play. However,
their best win of the season
came against a Hutchinson
team ranked number one in
the nation. With home court
advantage on their side, the
Grizzlies took advantage,
beating Hutchinson, 81-80.
As the season is coming
to a close, Zac Bargen,
Chadron, Neb. freshman,
has picked up his play
on both ends of the
court. Bargen looks to be
outstanding in his upcoming
Josh Gibbs, Raytown, Mo. sophomore, keeps a hold
on the ball against Hutchinson Jan. 1 5. Gibbs hit the
final shot for Butler to win the game, 81-80.
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