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Butler Community College's Magazine 

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Butler County Community 


Our staff is striving to 
better each magazine 
in hopes of winning 
even more awards at 
the annual Kansas 
Associated Collegiate 
Press Conference next 

Photograph by Michael Lentz 

First things first, let's get acquainted. In the 
above photograph are your 2006-07 Grizzly 
Magazine Managing Editors, Katie Chrapkowski and 
Erin Lewis. On the two following pages you will get 
to know the rest of this year's staff. 

Getting everything ready and organized for 
our first issue was quite the challenge, but well worth 
it in the end. This year we have many additions to our 
staff bringing a wide variety of new, exciting ideas. 

Our staff is striving to better each magazine in 
hopes of winning even more awards at the annual 
Kansas Associated Collegiate Press Conference next 
semester. In an attempt to do so, we are adding more 
sports pages, more campus life photographs and sto- 
ries that involve all Butler campuses, not just El 

As your Managing Editors we are working 
towards creating a magazine that everyone will want 
to pick up. Any ideas to help us in giving you the 
readers a better, more interesting magazine, let us 


Your editors, 



Magazine staff % 

Managing Editors 

Katie Chrapkowski 
Erin Lewis 


Doris Huffman 

Associate Editor/ 
Computer Specialist 

Michael Lentz 

Design Editors 

Amy Hake 
Krystal Walker 

Photography Editors 

Christina Doffing 
Andrew Dorpinghaus 

Copy Editor 

Melissa Carrier 

Circulation Managers 

Elizabeth Goudreau 
Kayse Holmes 

Feature Writer 

Annesette Walker 


4r. Mike Swan 


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1 Can you hear me now? 

With many different cell phone 
services, which works the best? 

ZU Ready for Halloween? 

That time of year filled with 
trick-or-treating and ghost sto- 
ries has arrived. 

Z4 Extreme makeover 

A dorm resident will receive a 
makeover thanks to the Student 
Government Association. 

l.W. Nixon Library 
utler Community College 

01 South Haverhill Road 
Dorado. Kansas 67042-3280 


2 Meet the staff 

Get to know the new 
2006-07 staff. 

4 Campus life 

See students participating 
in different activities at 

O Perks of student ID 

Learn the power of the little 
card you receive each year. 

LZ Spotlight 
on Butler 

Adrian Rodriguez, 

Dean of Student 

Life, brings 

attention to the 


1 4 Renaissance man 

More than just a teacher, 
Troy Nordman has many 
interesting hobbies. 

Teaming with KSU 

Butler and Kansas State 
University come together 
with an opportunity to 
achieve a bachelor's degree. 

ZO Living on campus 

Is living on campus everything 
it's craeked up to be? 


Sports: a closer look 

Siblings of past players join the 
football team this season, as the 
team loses other key players to 
four-year colleges. Also, take a 
glance at how the football, soccer 
and volleyball programs are 
matching up against their oppo- 

Row one: Lizzie Goudreau, Amy Hake, Kayse Holmes, Krystal Walker, Doris 
Huffman. Row two: Katie Chrapkowski, Erin Lewis, Annesette Walker, 
Melissa Carrier, Christina Doffing. Row three: Andrew Dorpinghaus, Michael 

Managing Editors 

Katie Chrapkowski - Derby sophomore 

Liberal Arts major 

"I plan to pursue a career in journalism later on and it is currently 

paying for school, " Chrapkowski says. 

Erin Lewis - Derby sophomore 

Liberal Arts major 

"I love designing and taking pictures. I hope to work for a women's 

magazine or advertising agency," Lewis says. 


Doris Huffman - Eureka sophomore 

Liberal Arts major 

"I enjoy taking pictures and designing," Huffman says. 

Associate Editor 

Michael Lentz - Augusta sophomore 

Mass Communications major 

"I love taking pictures," Lentz says. 

Design Editors 

Amy Hake - Eureka freshman 
Mass Communications major 
"I like magazines," Hake says. 

Krystal Walker - Clearwater freshman 
Mass Communications major 
"I enjoy working in all aspects of journal- 
ism," Walker says. 

Photo Editors 

Andrew Dorpinghaus - Wichita sophomore 

Photo-journalism major 

"I take the pictures," Dorphinghaus says. 

Christina Doffing - Conway freshman 

Mass Communications 

"I'm interested in a career in photography," Doffing says. 

Copy Editor 

Melissa Carrier - Bluestem freshman 

Mass Communications major 

"I like to edit and it pays for my schooling," Carrier says. 

Circulation Managers 

Lizzie Goudreau - Wichita freshman 

Early Childhood Education major 

"I like to take pictures," Goudreau says. 

Kayse Holmes - Augusta sophomore 

Elementary Education major 

"I've always been involved in journalism and it takes care of 

my schooling," Holmes says. 

Feature Writer 

Annesette Walker - Wichita freshman 
Mass Communications major 
"I like to write," Walker says. 

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Many students gathered at the bonfire to cele- 
brate the end of Camp Grizzly and the beginning 
of college classes. There were El Dorado firemen 
there to control and maintain the fire tthrough- 
out the night. 

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Photograph by Michael Lentz 

In tune. Top photo, Sophomore Kacey Armbruster from WaKeeney 
practices her solo for choir. 

The right keys. El Dorado Freshman Kevin Coash practices his part 
with the rest of the band listening along. 

Photograph by Andrew Dorpinghaus 

Smile! Top right, Jeremy Kaufman from Hesston 
and Abby Sorensen from Mulvane show their 
pride at being named Homecoming King and 

Don't Mess Up. Top left, Wichita sophomore 
Jacob Bolton attended bowling night in support of 
homecoming week. 

Concentrate. Above, Butler defense lines up to 
stop Air Force from advancing up the field. 
BOOM! Left, After the naming of the 
Homecoming King and Queen there was a fire- 
works display at the north end of the stadium. 


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If you are new to Butler, or the whole 
college scene in general, there is a lot of useful 
information the guidebooks don't mention. 
You can either do your research, or hear about 
things from word of mouth around campus. 
Let's make it easier. Just open your eyes, and 
read about all the great perks offered to you, 
with just the flash of your student ID card. 

On campus and off, you can use your 
identification card for discounts or special 
offers at specific locations like hair salons or 

Most students know you can get into 
any sporting event for free, as long as you 
show your card. Butler offers football, volley- 


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ball, men's and women's basketball, women's- 
soccer, baseball, softball, track and cross- 
country. Each sport this year has their impor- 
tant home contests. General admission tickets 
are in most cases $6 per person, which would 
really add up without the use of your ID card. 

BCC students can use their identifica- 
tion card to get into the athletic facilities locat- 
ed at the El Dorado campus. You can workout 
in the gym, lift weights or use the multipur- 
pose rooms to your body's advantage. 

The YMCA offers financial assistance 
for membership fees. If you qualify, college 
students can get up to 75 percent off of the 
original membership price. Required docu- 
ments to help fill out the financial request 
form include federal income tax form 1 040, 
two current consecutive paycheck stubs/unem- 
ployment stubs, government assistance verifi- 
cation, student loans and grants and a current 
registration receipt for schooling. It may take a 
few minutes to fill out, but if in the end you do 
get up to 75 percent off, you will have saved 
$300 plus on a single membership fee for one 

The salon in the El Dorado Wal-Mart, 
named Smart Styles, helps out Butler students 
with a discount as long as you can show your 
student ID. 

"All the Smart Styles [in the United 
States] give a ten percent student discount," 
Lauren Cune, Smart Styles stylist, says. 

Hands up. Butler fans proudly raise up their hands in vic- 
tory at the homecomming game. The football team has 
been sucsessful this year, as in years past. 

little cards. 

New students 
at Butler each 
year receive a 
student ID 
card. It is the 
size of a dri- 
ver's license 
and can fit 
into a pocket, 
purse or wal- 

Photograph by Michael Lentz 

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No excuses not to exercise now. Butler students can 
fill out Financial Request Forms at any YMCA and 
receive student aid. If you have all of the needed mate- 
rials it can be filled out in 1 5 minutes. 

The YMCA Is a nonprofit association offering opportunities for personal growth and service to others To support our assisted members 
we ash people to complete a conMentjal application 

The YMCA strives to serve all segments of the community Within our available resources, every effort will be made to accommodate 
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Here to win. 

Butler football players Tommy 
Phelps and Austin Panter show 
excitement and get pumped up. 

Butler soccer takes the lead. 

The volleyball women unite 
and show support before they 
continue on with a win. 

Photographs by Andrew Dorpinghaus 


With the use of your stu- 
dent ID card, full-time college 
and high school students can get 
tanning specials at Mike's 
Tan/Tone in El Dorado. There 
are three specials available to fit 
your schedule and preference. 
One hundred minutes per month 
and free accelerating lotion for 
$25.07, will save you $7.43. 
Two hundred minutes and free 
triple- accelerating lotion for 
$47.76, will save you $17.01. 
For unlimited minutes, with the 
use of your card, it only costs 
$18.88/month plus $1 per ses- 
sion, saving you anywhere from 

"We know that students 
like to tan and so we like to help 
them out," Annie Hamm, co- 

Photograph by Amy Hake 


Movie time. Lindsey Black, El Dorado freshman, rents some movies at Movie Gallery with friend Millee 
Cawthorn, El Dorado freshman. On Wednesdays at the Movie Gallery you can rent one, get another free with 
your student ID. 

owner with husband Mike, says. 
"Sometimes the girls will bring 
in papers and study for a test 
through their tanning goggles." 

Not only does your iden- 
tification card give you great 
savings, but it can allow you to 
relax in a tanning bed, which 
could relieve stress and tension. 
Partner salon, Tan Man, in 
Wichita, offers similar pack- 
ages, also available for students 
closer to that area, with their 
student ID. 

On Wednesdays in El 
Dorado at the Movie Gallery, 
students with ID can rent a 
movie and also get a free selec- 

If you order food at 
Pizza Hut, you can get 10 per- 
cent of off your total price as 
long as you show your ID card. 

Students at BCC cannot 
only use their ID cards to take 
care of themselves but also their 
families. EduCare is a learning 
facility and child care center for 
the children of Butler students, 
faculty, staff and community 
members. It is licensed by the 
Kansas Department of Health 
and Environment. 

Students who attend 
Butler can apply for financial 
help and if they can meet cer- 
tain specifications can get $70 
worth of assistance per week. 

"It's like getting a pri- 
vate school education for a less- 
er rate," Amber Spechtenhauser, 
student library assistant, full- 
time student, and mother of 
three-year-old Rebekah, says. 
"The program is amazing and 
they have a lot of discounts... 

everyone deserves amazing 
child care." 

Not only does your stu- 
dent ID give you great perks, it 
allows for great opportunities 
such as giving you a chance to 
watch the best football game 
of the season at our home sta- 
dium. It can help you relax 
and relieve stress as well as 
help you to lose that dreaded 
freshman 15 in the gym. 

Your ID can give you 
an extra hour and a half 
worth of entertainment in 
the form of a movie for free. 
It can ensure that your child 
is getting amazing educa- 
tion just like you. If you 
are hungry, you can get 
your food at a cheaper 
price, and it can give you 
a new hairstyle. Now that you 
know a handful of the perks your 
Butler student ID card can give 
you, go take advantage of it. 


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In town perk providers. 

Smart Styles is located inside 
Wal-Mart by the west entrance. 

Mike's Tan-Tone is located at 
2043 W Central. 

El Dorado's two Pizza Huts 
are at 729 N. Main and 2423 
W Central. 

Bringing the spotlight 

to Butler 

Story/Layout by Katie Chrapkowski 
Photographs courtesy of 
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Adrian Rodriguez, Dean of Student Life, received the 
2006 award for Outstanding First- Year Student 
Advocate. Out of ten winners nationwide, only two 
are selected from a two-year institution. 


tudents and faculty around campus aren't the 
only ones to take notice of the contributions made by 
Adrian Rodriguez to Butler Community College. 

Serving as the Dean of Student Life, 
Rodriguez received the award for the 2006 
Outstanding First- Year Student Advocate. Out of 127 
people nominated, this award is given annually to ten 
individuals across the nation (two are selected from 
two-year institutions) by the National Resource 
Center at the University of South Carolina and the 
Houghlin- Mifflin Company. 

"I am amazed at his ability to lead, communi- 
cate and be flexible," Jamee Farmer, August sopho- 
more and Grizzly Ambassador Chair, says. 

Last February, Rodriguez attended the 
National Conference for the First Year Experience 
held in Atlanta, Ga. 

Nina Glisson, Conference Coordinator, says 
he received the award because of his work at Butler 
in starting new programs that enhance the experience 
of first-year students. 

"All the recipients were treated like academic 
celebrities as a banquet was held in our honor," 
Rodriguez says. "It was a remarkable event that I will 
most defintely never forget." 

President Dr. Jackie Vietti nominated 
Rodriguez for the award. She then had to submit a 
four to five page supporting narrative expressing how 
the nominee has impacted the first-year student and 

the culture of the campus. 

"At the time Adrian Rodriguez and I met, my 
first impression was that he was someone who would 
make a significant difference for students," Dr. Vietti 
says. "That has proved to be the case repeatedly, as 
demonstrated by Adrian's insightful development and 
implementation of a variety of unique programs and 
services to meet the needs of our students." 

From Camp Grizzly to Coping with 
College to the Leadership Challenge, many 
activities around the campus were developed 
when Rodriguez came to Butler two years 
ago. He has taken great strides in creating 
programs to help first-year students adjust to 
college life. 

If you have ever used the student 
activity center located in the student union, 
you can thank Rodriguez and his student life 
staff for that as well. The activity center 
serves as a resource for students in acquaint- 
ing them with campus events and activities as 
well as the many student organizations. 

According to Rodriguez, professional- 
ly this is probably the greatest award he has 
received due to it being a national recogni- 

"To think that past recipients have 
been from Harvard, Penn State, BYU, Auburn 
and the University of Texas really makes me 
feel good about the company of this award," 
he says. "Granted we are small, this does prove that 
the work our students, faculty and staff does extends 
beyond Butler County and can even reach a national 
spotlight on occasion." 

This award was even more special because 
Rodriguez was able to share this with his father dur- 

ing his last days. 

"I took a couple of weeks off at the end of the 
fall semester to spend some time with my family in 
San Antonio because my father was dying of cancer," 
he says. "While I was going through this, Bill 
Rinkenbaugh, Vice President of Student Services, 
phoned and indicated that Dr. Vietti wanted to try to 
offer one bit of joy during this difficult time. He told 

Getting adjusted. Adrian Rodriguez's role in creating activities like 
Camp Grizzly helped him to win the Outstanding First- Year Student 
Advocate award. The student above participates in one of the camp 
activities directed towards getting new students familiar with Butler. 

me that Dr. Vietti had heard from the National 
Resource Center and that I had been selected as 
a recipient for this award." 

"Adrian consistently has demonstrated a set of 
personal characteristics that place him head and 
shoulders above others," Dr. Vietti says. 


Adrian consistently has demonstrated a set of personal 
characteristics that place him head and shoulders 
above others. 

Dr. Jacqueline Vietti 
Butler Community College President 

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Troy Nordman has been a 
teacher here for 10 years. He teaches 
English Comp I and Comp II and Intro 
to Literature. Nordman has been 
married for 2 1 years and is a 
father of four. He has a few hob- 
bies he really gets into, music, 
living history of the 1 8th and 
19th centuries, woodworking 
and leather working. 

Nordman used to work as 
a construction worker with his 
brother-in-law and his father had 
a woodworking shop. Plus his 
grandfather on his father's side 
had a lot of woodworking tools 
that he inherited. He received a 
lot of the hand tools that he uses 
today. Nordman has a friend that 
is a blacksmith that helps him 
make little hand tools. 

'it is very relaxing to 
work with hand tools and not listen to 
machines," says Nordman. 

Nordman also piddles in leather 
working. People just kept asking him to 
make different things and he kind of just 
fell into the leather working. He is in 
the process of making his fourth saddle. 

When it comes to living history, 
he dresses up in clothes that were from 
the 18th and 19th century. He also uses 
tools from that time period. He really 
likes that it is all done with time, not in 
minutes and seconds like things are 
done in this day and 

"The more I 
appreciate the 

history, the 
more I appreci- 
ate the pres- 

By Doris Huffman 

age. Nordman is able to learn a lot from the 
wood and leather working. He really enjoys 
being able to talk about all of his 
experiences from how people lived 
back in the 1 8th and 1 9th centuries 
and the way we live today. 

"The more I appreciate the 
history, the more I appreciate the 
present," Nordman says. 

He also enjoys music and 
plays the banjo and the fiddle. 
Don Koke and Nordman got the 
Brown Bag Jam going. 


The sound of music. If you look around 
Nordman's office you will see a few different 

Brown Bag Jam . Nordman is practicing up on the banjo for the Brown Bag Jam sessions. He has a vari- 
ety of instruments that he plays. 

They get together on the last 
Friday of every month during the lunch 
hour and play acoustic music. There are 
fliers hanging around campus for the 

When stepping into Nordman's 
office you kind of get a shock. It is a 
dark plum and a very light lavender 
color, but he only has a little lamp turned 
on so the colors do not come across as 
purple. The office has a few family pic- 
tures, books and even a few instruments. 
It has a very homey feel to it. You can go 
in and be comfortable. 

A helping hand. Nordman, on the right, helps two students out 
with questions after handing a test back. From the left is Nick 
Beaudoin, Omaha, Neb. sophomore and Ed Jones, Leesburg, Va. 




Community College 



Engineering takes 

a turn to 
higher education 

Staying Focused. Mai Van, Vietnam 
sophomore and Joe Stroud, Arizona 
sophomore, construct a graphic element 
on their computer after being instructed. 

Story/Layout by Krystal Walker 

Photographs by Krystal Walker 

Just a Short Distance. The mam location of the new program is in Andover at the 5000 building. The 5000 bmldmg is locat- 
ed on. 13th Street and is about 20 minutes to El Dorado and 15 minutes to Wichita. The location provides a number of parkin* 
spots and has all the technology needed to give students the right hands-on learning experience for their degree 

The demand is high and 
Butler and Kansas State of Salina 
just made the reach easier. Kansas 
State University and Butler have 
teamed up and Butler students can 
now take education to an advanced 
level and earn a bachelor's degree 
in engineering technology. KSU of 
Salina has agreed for the first time 
with a community college to give 
up to 63 hours of transferable 
credits to students. Butler has the 
right standards it takes to make 
future dynamic engineers to work 
with KSU of Salina, a college of 
technology and aviation. 

The main location of the 
engineering program classes will 
be at the Andover campus of 
Butler, which gives students an 
easier commute to and from 

"At this time I believe 
there will not be a need for addi- 

tions to the building, but that may 
be in the works in the future," Mel 
Whiteside, Lead Instructor CAD/ 
Engineering Technology, says. The 
hopes for this program are high 
and if this program goes well then 
there is a possibility there will be 
more programs of study like this. 
Programs where students are able 
to gain their bachelor's degree, 
without the lengthy price and com- 
mute to the larger universities may 
make a rise in the overall student 
enrollment. "Butler will always be 
open to pursuing the feasibility of 
any collaborative effort that is in 
the best interest of our students." 
Jackie Vietti, Butler President 

The program is to start 
Spring of 2007 and the courses to 
be incorporated for the semester 
are Basic Electronics and 

Photographs hy Krystal Walker 

Dynamics of Machines. "It is 
anticipated that the program will 
begin this coming spring, but we 
will need a sufficient number of 
students to enroll before the pro- 
gram will begin." Vietti says. 
These two courses are 
sophomore-designated classes, so 
it shouldn't be a problem for stu- 
dents in engineering wanting to 
get on the right track to a bache- 
lor's degree. "We intend to create a 
seamless transition." Whiteside, 

Story/Layout by Christina Doffing 

Walking around campus, almost 
every student is on their cell phone. There 
are even warning signs in the cafeteria 
about cell phone usage. With many different 
varieties of phones and services to choose 
from, which one is best? jM 

A important thing to consider when 
buying a phone is the service provider you 
will get. There are many services, such as 
Verizon, Cingular and Alltel. Other things to 
consider are coverage and reliability. You 
know where you need your phone to work, 
and you do not want to be dropping calls. 

"1 like Alltel because it has coverage 
retty much everywhere," Chad 

Clay Center sophomore, says 

Cost is another factor in buying a cell 
phone, especially for the college student. 
Know about how much you want to spend 
before you go to buy a phone plan. This will 
help you to not accidentally buy that $200 
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An informal poll of 50 students on 
campus shows the varying services people use. 
Cingular was used the most, but not by much 
Sprint and Verizon followed close behind. 
There are so many plans with so many choic- 

With $40 at Cingular you would get 
450 anytime minutes. You receive 5,000 night 

Catching up with friends. Nakeda 
Agnew, Wichita sophomore, talks to a 
friend back at home on the way to her 
dorm room. 


id weekend minutes too, and your nights 
are from 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. Another thing that 
comes with this plan is unlimited mobile to 
mobile. So if your family and friends have 
Cingular, it may be a good idea for you to 
have it also. 

"Cingular always has good service 
and lots of my family and friends have it so 
we can talk for free," Kali Taylor, Augusta 
sophomore, says. 

At Verizon, $40 gives you something 

a little different. There is unlimited'Tn 
Calling" and 450 anytime minutes, and your 
night and weekend calling is unlimited. 
Here's the catch, nights are from 9 p.m. - 6 

Your decision between the services 
is more minutes or more time. 

With Sprint you receive up to 750 
anytime minutes and unlimited mobile to 
mobile and unlimited nights and weekends 
starting at 7 p.m. 

Chatting away, Ben Hebster, El Dorado sopho- 
more, stops to talk to a Friend while playing his 
guitar in the 100 building. Students can be seen on 
their phones all around campus. 

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How old is too old? 

by Erin Lewis 

Every year we are presented the opportunity 
to pretend as though we are something else. It's the 
one night we are allowed to take on another person- 
ality without repercussions. This is Halloween or 
All Hallows Eve. This is an observance celebrated 
on Oct. 31. 

But when 1 think of Halloween I imagine 
little children so excited to be dressed up as their 
favorite super hero or Barbie doll, not a 2 1 -year-old 
dressing as a cow. So this poses the question... How 
old is too old to be "trick-or-treating"? 

While growing up i was allowed to "trick- 
or-treat" just like many children. It was so exciting 
getting ready and going door-to-door to get a spe- 
cial candy. But the last time that I actually went 
door-to-door and consumed so much candy that my 
stomach hurt afterwards was in sixth grade. 
1 felt that I was old enough to leave the age-old 
tradition to those who were younger. 

It baffles me to be at work or in 
class while others (who are older than I) 
discuss what costumes they are 
going to wear for this year. 
When are you going to grow up? 

I'm not saying that 
because you're a certain age you 
should not celebrate the holiday; 
I just think that going door-to- 
door for candy at the age of 1 8 
or older is just embarrassing. 

Attending a Halloween 
dance or party at our age is more 
acceptable, and I myself will most likely 
attend one or both. I do believe that we 
should celebrate the holiday, just not "trick- 

So let's grow up a little bit and leave 
it to the children. 



type of music do ghosts prefer? 
Spirituals, of course. 

What would you call the ghost of a door-to-door salesman? 
A dead ringer. 

What did the mother ghost say to the baby ghost? 
"Don't spook until you're spooken to." 

What do little ghosts drink? 

Evaporated milk. 

What do you get when you bite a ghost? 
A mouth full of sheet 

When do ghosts usually appear? 

Just before someone screams. 



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When it comes to 
ghost stories, everyone has 
some type of experience that 
has happened to them at some 
point in their life. This partic- 
ular story will make you think 
again on whether or not you 
believe in ghosts. mm 

Before the new edition 
of the 700 building was added 
on, you would think twice 
before entering the building 
by yourself at night. 
According to Robert Peterson, 
Humanities and Fine Arts 
Instructor, there were two for- 
mer theater students that had 
passed away. Evidently 
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No one was ever really 
comfortable with the "spirits," 
they just came to accept them. 
As time went on the "spirits" 
even received nicknames from 
all the theatre students. From 
that point, they would be 
known as 'Biff and 'Muffy.' 

The entire time that 
the spirts were in the 700 
building they never did any- 
thing to actually hurt anyone. 

The main objective of the 
spirits was to irritate or annoy 
anyone that might still be in 
the building. 

"At night, even when 
no one else was in the build- 
ing, various things would just 
happen,'" Peterson says. 
"Pianos would just randomly 
play, and doors would just 
open and close." 

Here are three stories 
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her theater 
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et late at night, When the 
piano on stage all of a sudden 
started playing. Since there 
was no one else in the build- 
ing, they went to see who was 
on the stage. As soon as they 
itage, the playing 
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received no response^ 
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started to walk towards the 
person; still no response. As 
he continued to walk towards 
the person, it just seemed to 
fade away. According to Mr. 
Peterson, the student quit his 
job and refused to continue 

working in that building. 

Story #3: Peterson and 
two other students were work- 
ing late again one night, when 
Peterson and one of the stu- 
dents decided to go get some 
food for the long night ahead 
of them. When they retured to 
the campus only a short time 
later, the student that was left 
working in the building was 
sitting out on the lawn. He 
told Peterson tliat he would 
never be left in the building 
alone at night again. The stu- 
dent said that doors were 
being opened and Closed, 
when he knew he was alone 
in the building. 

Believe it or not, the 
choice is up to you. Since the 
new addition was ac I on in 
1992, the spirits have seemed 
to have drifted 

On the catwalk. The catwalk was not 
place that the spirits were reported to have b 
walking. The spirits would even walk on stage 
and open and close doors all over the building. 

Story/Photographs by Kayse Holmes 
Layout by Krystal Walker 

Wyour own risk. Everyone has stepped foot in the 
milding at one point or another. Not knowing the stories 
that once occurred in this very building. 

Layout and Photography by Elizabeth Goudreau 

This is the second year for Extreme Dorm 
Makeover at Butler. The El Dorado 
Chamber of Commerce picks a dorm room 
as the winner and on Oct. 19 they turn their 
room into a cool place to hang out. 
Dustin Avery, Director of Student Activities, 
came up with the idea last year. 

Who pays for it? Again the El Dorado 
Chamber of Commerce sponsors the activi- 
ty. They get a committee together and pick a 
winner, and announce the winner two days 
before the makeover. 

Then on Oct 1 9, Avery and an interior 
designer do the makeover. 

Students entered the contest on Sept 19. 
So, who can enter? Anyone in the residence 
halls. Maria Vasquez. Kansas City fresh- 
man, said she is entering the contest 
because her dorm is unwelcoming and has a 
bad smell. 

"I would like color and lights to make the 
room more welcoming," says Vasquez as 
she sits in her dorm room looking at the 
walls. "I would also like pictures to hang on 
the wall." 

Maria's roommate, Anna Hudson, Parsons 
freshman, says she is in the contest because 
at the time her roommate was entering for 
her. She would like to get rid of the bad 
smell too. 

"It stinks and it is boring and I would like 
something different," Hudson says. 

Some of the things the chamber does for the dorm 
makeover include supplying curtains, bedding, wall 
decorations, furniture, TV, a VCR, linens and lots 

Jump! Parsons freshman Anna Hudson, jumps up on her 
bed in her dorm room, 105 Cummins. 

Work. Eureka freshman Brent Martin sits in his room 
working on his music homework. 

Study, Study, Study. Wichita freshman Expensive 
Watie works on homework in her Cummins dorm room. 

Nap time. 

Wichita sopho- 
more Nakeda 
Agnew naps in 
her dorm room in 
the 220 


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Living on Campus 

all it's 

to beP 

Story/Photography By Annesette 


Layout By Krystal Walker 

Living on campus has its 
perks. Getting to do what you 
want, when you want. Having no 
one to tell you when you can come 
and go, staying out as late as you 
please. Being able to roll out of 
bed five minutes before class. 
Rooming with people you normal- 
ly wouldn't speak to and making 
all kinds of new friends. But, let's 
be honest, is living on campus all 
it's really cracked up to be? 

"Living on campus is noth- 
ing like I was expecting," Devine 
Cummings, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 
freshman, says. 

To have expectations about 
living on campus is your first mis- 
take. You should never go into 
something you know nothing 
about with high expectations. 
Many of you probably thought liv- 
ing on campus meant meeting new 
people, going to different parties 
all the time and having a total 
blast. Of course there's nothing 
wrong with thinking that until you 
figure out that's not what living on 
campus is all about. 

Yeah, it does have its 

perks, but it also has its downfalls. 
One of the biggest problems 
everyone seems to have is sharing 
a bathroom with three other people 
and, if you live in West dorms, 
having to share with the whole 
entire floor. 

This is especially bad when 
everyone wants to shower in the 
morning. Walking into the bath- 
rooms at 7 a.m., in West dorms, it 
feel like you're walking into a 

"The East and Cummins 
dorms are like living in the sub- 
burbs compared to the West 
dorms, which is like living in the 
projects," Nathan York, Aurora, 
Colo, freshman, says. 

The second downfall others 
have is their roommate(s) or suite 
mates. You don't always get to 
choose who your roommates are 
going to be. The first issue is get- 
ting to know them and making 
sure you all get along. Then comes 
having to share your belongings. 
Now, if you all get along just fine 
and don't mind sharing your 
belongings, you should have no 

problem. But, that's not always the 
case with everyone. If you can't 
stand each other, period, then the 
best thing to do is change room- 

Out of all the issues stu- 
dents have about living on cam- 
pus, the most common one of all 
is the loud noises at night. For 
some reason there's always that 
one person on every floor who 
feels the need to play music, or 
talk loudly on their cell phone. It's 
a little hard for people to sleep 
when you're in the hallway talking 
at the top of your lungs. So, unless 
you want everyone to know your 
business, you should keep your 
conversations in your room, out- 
side or just keep your voice down. 

So, let's be honest, to some 
of you living on campus is awe- 
some and you wouldn't change 
anything, but to others, it isn't so 
great. In the end, I guess it really 
depends on you and how much 
patience and understanding you 
have. After all, living on campus 
isn't for everyone. 



I don't like that 
have to be on the 
meal plan because I 

live in the dorms 
when I don't even ea 
in the cafeteria 

Lotasha Cooksey, Wichita 
sophomore, says. 

Small enough? In the West dorms there is one 
bathroom to each floor which consists of two 
stalls, two urinals, two showers and three sinks. 


No place like home "The East and Cummins 
dorms are like the suburbs compared to the West 
dorms which is like living in the projects," Nathan 
York, Aurora, Colo, freshman, says. 

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If you're a fan of Butler football, 
you'll recognize names on this year's roster. 
Many players have followed in their broth- 
ers' footsteps and joined the Grizzlies for 
the 2006 season. There is even a set of 
brothers playing together this year. 

Remember Dan Schneider, a center 
from Topeka who played in 2003? His 
younger brother joined the team as a line- 
back this year. 

James Schneider, a freshman also 
from Topeka, says, "We both wanted to go 
further in football," when asked why they 
chose Butler. 

"I knew what to expect [when I 
came to play for these coaches]," Schneider 
says. "Dan leads by example, I'm a more 
vocal leader." 

Darrin Seiwert, Conway Springs 
freshman, also followed in his brother's 
footsteps by attending Butler. His older 
brother, Keith, played in 2003 on the 
Grizzlies' defensive line. Seiwert credits his 
brother to helping him make his decision. 

"He came here and that helped make 
my decision. He told me what to expect and 
what was expected of me," Seiwert says. 

Sam Jacobson, Shawnee freshman 
playing wide receiver, says his brother, Matt 
Jacobson, wide receiver in 2003, "taught me 
everything I know about football." 

"I learned the offense before I even 
came up here," Jacobson says. "He's my 
biggest role model. He told me what to 
expect [and basically] trained me." 

Currently there are two sets of broth- 
ers on the team. 

Story/Layout by Melissa Carrier 

Paul and Toby Eck, both from Andale, 
are both Grizzlies this year. Paul, sophomore, 
is this year's starting quarterback and Toby, 
freshman, was red-shirted this season. 

Coach Morrell says, of Toby, "He's a 
great athlete. [There's no doubt] that he will 
try out next year." 

Tyler and Jay Jessen are from Wichita. 
Jay, sophomore, and Tyler, freshman, both 
play on the defensive line. 

Jay says, "It makes me want to play 
harder having him stand there [on the side- 

Tyler agrees that it's helpful having 
him there. 

"We help each other at home with 
plays and moves. It's nice having someone to 
push you and work out with." 

They both hope to go to play for 
Nebraska and become Cornhuskers. 

Other brothers on the team are Chris 
Lewis, Wichita freshman, who was red-shirted 
this year. He has a brother, Jon, who played 
offensive line in 2004. Press Taylor, Norman, 
Okla. freshman, was also red-shirted this year. 
He is the brother of Zach, quarterback in 
2004, now playing for Nebraska. 

Coach Morrell had quite a bit to say 
about having siblings of former players on the 

"The older brother's experience defi- 
nitely plays a role," Morrell says. "If they had 
a good experience, the younger brother's mind 
is usually, nine times out often, made up. If 
they had a bad experience, [that's another 


Brotherly love. Wichita 
freshman Tyler Jessen (left) 
and Wichita sophomore Jay 
Jessen sit on the sidelines 
while watching the game. 

Legacy. Darrin Seiwert, 
Conway Springs freshman, 
runs the ball down the field. 

Photograph by Andrew Dorpinghaus 

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Photograph by Michael Lentz 

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If you're a college football fan and tune in every 
week to watch some of the Division 1 teams, you may 
hear some familiar names. Many students get involved 
with Butler football and sometimes wonder, what has 
happened to all those players they remember from last 
year? Well, to help you out, we've kept up on those play- 
ers and where they are now. 

Being at Butler provides athletes the opportunity 
to be looked at and recruited to Division 1 colleges. 
According to the Butler website, few football programs 
can set out each fall with the pursuit of the national 
crown realistically listed among its season goals. Butler, 
riding a history that makes such a pursuit more than talk 
and more than dreams, is one of those programs. 

Butler's football program is top ranked by the 
NJCAA, so while playing at Butler they strive to be the 
best at what they do. Making it to play D-l is a huge 
accomplishment because so many things change a new 
atmosphere, new teammates, new classes and a complete- 
ly new schedule to adapt to. 

"Balancing school and football is about the same 
as it was at Butler, but study hall is two hours now, and I 
usually don't get home until about 10 o'clock every 
night," Kenny Wilson, Nebraska junior, says. 


I do keep in touch with many of 
them. I will call them occasionally 

and they will do the same. They 
are all part of the Butler family and 

know that myself and the rest of 

our coaching staff are here for them 

if they need us. 


Troy Morrell 
Head Coach 


Story /Layout by Erin Lewis 

Suddenly many of the games they play are tele- 
vised. All their hard work and two-a-days have paid off. 

"Just the whole speed of the game is faster, the 
plays, the bigger crowd base and the playing coverage," 
Wilson says. 

"I'm able to play in front of 85,000 people and 
it's on television, that's probably the biggest difference," 
Sherrone Moore, Oklahoma junior, says. "It is a little bit 
harder and the environment is different, but Butler 
helped me prepare for the experience." 

Having spent two years with the Butler football 
program, the players were molded into the finest players 
in the nation and grew to be a part of the "Butler fami- 
ly," as head coach Troy Morrell put it. 

"It is gratifying to see or hear about our players 
who move onto the next level and have success. It is a 
great feeling to know that you played a part in the 
young man's life to help him get the opportunity 
they have. It is a great sense of pride not only for 
myself, but for our football program and our school as 
well," Morrell says. 

Ready to make a move. 

As a Sun Devil, running 
back Ryan Torain prepares 
with his teammates before a 

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Set! On the offensive line, Sherrone Moore 
is always ready for the hike. He has already 
made an impact on Sooner football. 

Elbert Mack 
Blake Bueltel 
Anthony Parks 
Kenny Wilson 
Sherrone Moore 
Toddrick Verdell 
Ryan Torain 
Jeremy Geathers 
Jonathan Reese 
Vernon Smith 
Paul Griffin 
Casey Larson 
Jerrod Hunt 
Mike Davison 
Josh Postin 
Perry Carr 
Jamario Kendrick 

Wichita, Kan. 
Topeka, Kan. 
Olathe, Kan. 
Liberal, Kan. 
Derby, Kan. 
Hartwell, Ga. 
Shawnee, Kan. 
Andrews, S.C. 
Americus, Ga. 
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 
Pensacola, Fla. 
Salina, Kan. 
Garden Plain, Kan. 
McPherson, Kan. 
Andover, Kan. 
Rose Hill, Kan. 
Parsons, Kan. 

Troy University 
University of Kansas 
Oklahoma State University 
University of Nebraska 
University of Oklahoma 
Florida State University 
Arizona State University 
University of Nevada-Las Vegas 
Troy University 
Indiana University 
Florida State University 
Fort Hays State University 
Southwest Oklahoma University 
Southwest Oklahoma University 
Southwest Oklahoma University 
Southwest Oklahoma University 
Southwest Oklahoma University 


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Photographs by Andrew Dorping^mr^ 

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Xeep 0/1, keepin' on! 

Conway Springs sophomore 
Darrin Seiwart steps past an 
Independence player for 
that extra few yards. 

Goin' down. Top right, 
Salina freshman Kyle 
Woodall tackles an 
Independence running back 
to prevent a gain. 


ilhtifn, GaV freshman 
Beau Johnson tries, to avoid 
being tacklfed. 

Take ( em down. Wichita 
freshman Mikhail 

helmet is knocked off as he, 
Derby freshman Ricardo 
Wallen and Salina freshman 
Kyle Woodall work together 
to tackle the Independence 
running back. 

Lined up. Butler's defense 
lines up to attempt to block a 


Against the odds. Wichita sophomore Anna Doty tries to steal the ball from Illinois 
Central players. 


Tass! Derby-sbpEbmore Andrea 
Howell runs in front and takes the 
ball from an Illinois Central player. 

Goin* for the goal. Wichita freshman Ashley 
DeWitt slide tackles an Illinois Central player to 
steal the ball. 

Jump! Left, Wichita freshman Margo Stuckert jukes an 
Illinois Central player to keep the ball and try to score. 

Block. Wichita sophomore Morgan Feiser dribbles the ball 
around to get past the Illinois Central player. 

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Photography and Layout by Andrew Dorpinghaus 

:: I. in. . - VOLLEYBALL 

Setting. Jen Bratt sets the ball for her 
teammates to spike. 

This year Coach Rick Younger's 
volleyball team presents one of the 
youngest squads in the conference. 
With a very talented freshman 
group, including Jenn Anderson 
from Paola and Christian Hallman 
from Topeka, the Lady Grizzlies 
look to be impressive in coming 
seasons. With a discouraging start 
to this season the Grizzlies have 
built steam to blow the opposition 

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Nose dive! Returning the ball means doing whatever it takes. Kim Schwarting 
dives for the ball. 

Got it! Every teammate does their best to keep the ball inbounds. Christine 
Brown keeps it in play. 

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Scorpions are the most intense, profound, 
powerful characters in the zodiac. The entire 
month of October is spent in manic frenzy 
as the Scorpion readies for Halloween, as 
new ideas and plans fly through their heads. 








Sagittarians have a positive outlook on life, 
are full of enterprise, energy, versatility, 
adventurousness and eagerness to extend 
experience beyond the physically familiar. 
They come up with the most inventive and 
outrageous plans for Halloween haunts. If it 
rains on Halloween, they'll always make the 
best of it somehow. 

These independent, rocklike characters have 
many sterling qualities, although admittedly 
some of these are as dull as they are worthy. 
Hardworking, unemotional, shrewd, practical, 
responsible, and persevering, they are capable 
of persisting for as long as is necessary. But 
they are neither original nor creative and can 
only develop what others invent or initiate. 

Aquarians basically possess strong and 
attractive personalities. You can always tell 
which has which by their costume chosen for 
Halloween. They have brilliant imaginations 
and are very creative but may need help fin- 
ishing Halloween projects as they are good to 
start but bad to finish things. 

Pisceans possess a gentle, patient, malleable 
nature. They have many generous qualities and 
are friendly, good natured, kind and compas- 
sionate, sensitive to the feelings of those 
around them. Pisces people usually hand out 
the best treats on Halloween night. They are 
deservedly popular with all kinds of people, 
partly because they're easygoing and affection- 
ate. They tend to shed these traits on 
Halloween when they cut loose once a year. 

They are stable, balanced, conservative, 

good, law-abiding citizens and lovers of 

peace, except on Halloween night when 

they cut loose. As they have a sense of 

material values and physical possessions, 

respect for property and a horror of 

falling into debt, they will do everything 

in their power to hit all the post 

Halloween sales to stock up for next 


Tend to have the graces and faults of the 

young including a passionate love for 

Halloween and all things spooky. When 

they are good, they are known for being 

charmers. This trait has always allowed 

them to collect extra candy on Halloween 

night. The Gemini can also be equally 

happy while T.P.'ing trees or playing 

pranks on Halloween. 

The most brilliant Cancerians come up 

with the most creative and innovative 

ways to decorate their homes for 

Halloween. 'Nest like' is an appropriate 

adjective for the Cancerian home. You 

can tell the Cancerian homes in the 

neighborhood, they are the most visited. 




The Arien is a pioneer both in thought and 
action, very open to new ideas especially if 
they have to do with building a yard haunt. 
They welcome challenges and will not be 
diverted from their purpose except by their 
own impatience, which will surface most 
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They are ambitious, courageous, 
dominant, strong willed, positive, 
independent, self-confident and 
make the most gracious of 
Halloween party hosts. Born leaders, 
either in support of or in revolt 
against the status quo, they are at 
their most effective when in a posi- 
tion of command, making them the 
best owners of professional haunted 


Their immaculate yard haunts are always 
well-done and well-ordered. They are 
usually observant, shrewd, patient and 
tend toward conservatism in all depart- 
ments of life except when it comes to 

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