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4-5 Fine Arts
Success of the Fine Arts Department
6-7 Compare Butler
Students convey their likes about the
Andover and El Dorado campuses
8-9 Computer vs. Book
Pros and cons of books and computers
10-11 Movie Review
Get a glimpse at upcoming movies
Students shuffle jobs and school
14-15 Time Management
Learn helpful tips for keeping your
grades up and still having a social life
16-17 Set Crew
See what it really takes to put on a
18-19 Blood Drive
Students take time out of their day to
Striking similarities among students
The new and improved Pipeline
SGA announces fall homecoming King
26-27 Water Fest
Students volunteer to do activities with
4th and 5th graders to teach them
about the environment
28-29 Experience Butler
Learn why students picked Butler, be-
sides just the cost
Take a closer look at the KBTL Butler
(All photos credited to Sports
Media are from Butler Student
Volleyball continues to draw attention
Cross country finds some team depth
while soccer continues their recent run
Photo story of the 2011 football season
38-39 Staff Page
A look at this year's magazine staff
Ashley Grusing | Staff Writer
The Fine Arts Department here at
Butler has been a huge success and is full
of talented students and staff. All of the
artists, musicians and dancers put hours
and hours of hard work into what they do
every day. The staff available here is also
responsible for the success here.
The professors and directors in the
department are the best of the best and
all professionals, including Joel Knudsen,
combo director, and Valerie Lippolt
Mack, lead music instructor. Mack is
also the author of "Putting the SI
Show choir," which sold over a rr
copies. Because of the performa
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NBC's "Today Show," the music p
has definitely had a light shined <
it. Headliners will be performing
National Ag convention. Student:
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the music program.
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busy this fall. Most of the studen
Photo by Melina Escalante/Gr/zz/
are taking a three hour credit class, work
about six hours a week on the projects
and assignments for that particular class.
All that hard work pays off because like
the other fine arts departments, they
have a very successful reputation to live
up to. The art department has a probably
the most laid-back atmosphere out of all
the fine arts programs.
The instrumental department is
practicing day in and day out for their
next big event which happens to be a
instrumental concert at the Welcome
Center at BOE on Feb. 25 from 3-5 p.m.
The dance department has also been
spending hours and hours practicing
for their upcoming dance concert.
Their concert will be Dec. 1-3. All of the
dancers have been working day and night
to perfect their choreography for each
The performing arts students also have
a very busy schedule, getting ready for
one show after another. Their next show
will be "Luv Me Please." All of the student
actors, actresses and crew are preparing
for another successful performance to
come. Hours of rehearsal, memorizing
lines, gathering props and much more are
done every day.
The Fine Arts Department is one of
the best of the best. Student artists and
musicians go on to pursue careers in their
fine arts field. Some go on to be singers,
painters, dancers, actors and even
Jpcoming Art Events
the performing arts DECEMBER
I'lllMLnlUI lll'J LI
Valerie Haring Art
Art Alumni Exhibit
Butler Community College
Show Chior Festival
John Jacobson is the author and composer of many
musicals and choral works that have been per-
formed by millions of children worldwide, as well
as educational videos and tapes that have helped
music educators excel in their individual teaching
arenas. Source: www. JohnJacobson.com
the performing arts
— presents —
Luv Me Please
November 1 to December 5
Saturday, February 18
Fine Arts Theater Box Office
Opens Feb. 9, Reservations
at Welcome Center
Top: The El Dorado campus has a huge option for parki
space to accommodate which building you need to par
by. Second: El Dorado is the only place where you can
find the sound booths to make recording easier. Third:
Bear Necessities is known highly at the campus for beir
a great snack bar.
Melina Escalante Staff Writer All El Dorado photos by Melina Escalante/Gr/'zz/y
College life is more than classes, books, tests and residence hall rooms, it's connecting
with other people, making lifelong friends and future colleagues and building relationships
with experienced faculty who can be a resource in your career and your life for years to
come. If you like the laid-back and friendly atmosphere, Butler in El Dorado is for you. The
El Dorado campus has many settings to relax, to do your homework or simply just chill. All
of the athletic activities are located at the El Dorado campus, including all the scholarship
programs. The El Dorado campus has a variety of clubs and organizations you can get
involved in. The El Dorado campus has so many buildings, so many lounges, and many
computer labs. All of the buildings are surrounded by parking lots, so parking isn't much of
a problem here. The El Dorado campus has made thousands of students feel like it's their
home so, therefore, Butler in El Dorado is a great place to be at.
The Grizzly compares El dorado
campus and Andover campus
)ove: The Andover campus has a great entrance to the
udent Union with large rooms and nice comfy chairs.
iddle: The cafeteria is clean and refreshing with the great
e-popping colors and nice new appliances. Bottom: The
udent Union also has new electronics such as TVs and
mputers which are always available to students.
I Andover Photo credit to Butler CC photostream
Walking into the rounded doorway of Butler's Andover campus, you can't help but feel
a little suprised. With nice new tile floors, big soft comfortable chairs and a two story
atmosphere, the Andover campus feels like a little piece of luxury. The environment is
extemely clean and student friendly with a wide variety of lounges, computer labs and an
What makes this campus so unique is their alienware/3-D media computer lab. This lab
is the only one in the Midwest region. This makes Butler stand out from any big universities
or competing community schools. Students that are majoring in any form of graphic arts
really appreciate their opportunity to become better and learn in this classroom.
The campus has also been known to be very easy to get around in. The building is
formed in a "hallway" shape, which makes it easy to navigate classroom to classroom.
Worried about not finding parking? That never has to be a worry here. The parking lot
surrounds the whole building, set up with doors in front and back for every hallway. Most
students would probably agree that the clean and open atmosphere, the nice facilities
and the quick access environment gives the Andover campus an A.
Anna Deines Staff Writer
Butler students decide whether it is best to go with electronic
out of 127 people
Photo courtesy Google Images
Melina Escalante Staff Writer
Electronics plays a big part when it
comes to Algebra in college. The pro-
gram that students are using at Butler
is the Hawks Learning System. The pro-
gram brings a jumper that contains your
personal access code and is a gadget to
save your work in. The Hawks system
includes all the student's homework,
tests, other miscellaneous assignments
and extra credit. The system lets you
see your math grade whenever you
want, so that way you can stay on top of
things. When you are working on your
homework, it tells you if you're getting
the question right or wrong. That's an
advantage because when "Test Day"
comes, you'll be more prepared. The
Hawks program is also flexible when it
comes to turning in assignments. The
teacher and program give you a week
to turn in all your homework. So the
assignments from Monday-Friday don't
have to be turned in until Friday mid-
night. The Hawks System is a fantastic
system when you're having problems
with math. It may be hard sometimes to
pay attention in class, or for some rea-
son you couldn't make it, or you simply
didn't understand the assignment. Don't
worry, Hawks has you covered. Hawks
has a great tutorial system that explains
the assignment step-by-step so you will
understand the problem. It's like having
your personal tutor. Hawks has played
a huge part in Butler, because not only
is it helping out students, but future
"I like how the system works.
If I had the book, I wouldn't
know if I'm doing it wrong.
At least with the Hawks pro-
gram, I can know if I get the
assignment right or not."
"I like how I don't have to
turn in my homework the
day it's assigned. Since I'm
busy a lot, I love how the
system is very flexible with
e old-fashioned textbook to learn the course of Algebra
All photos by Melina Escalante/Grizzly
Stick to the books
"I believe the book is
less trouble. In case
something happens, I
don't need a computer
to do my homework."
"Since I've used the
book in high school,
I thought it would be
easier just to keep it
Melina Escalante Staff Writer
Books have never stopped play-
ing a role in the educational industry.
Everywhere you go, books are there.
Especially our lovely textbooks that are
the reason why we lead to succeed.
Algebra plays an important part to
any career you choose to pursue. Our
Introductory and Intermediate Algebra
has helped many students. Some were
given the option of either working on
Algebra with the Hawks program or the
textbook. Many chose the textbook.
Some students went through all their
years of math using a textbook and
thought it was reasonable just to stay
the same since they were already used
to it. The advantage of this option is
that you don't need Internet and com-
puter access to do your work. The text-
book is very flexible because you don't
need any electronic equipment to do
your work, so you can basically do your
homework anywhere and anytime. So
far, many students don't regret not try-
ing the Hawks program and are doing
well with the textbooks. As you can see
in the ratings, 44% of 127 people prefer
the textbook instead of the Hawks sys-
tem which means the textbook is still
popular. Textbooks have been here for
quite a while, and as we can see they
are going to be here for the future.
out of 127 people
Photo courtesy Google Images
Poll provided by edtopia.org
Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Leus
to lead the fight against the ruthless king
Hyperion, who is on a rampage across
Greece to obtain a weapon that can only
Melina Escalante Staff Writer
All Photos by Google Images
In the next chapter, The Twilight Saga, Bella and
Edward face hardships and threats after their mar-
riage. Bella and Edward travel to Rio de Janeiro
for their honeymoon, where they have a wonderful
time together and share their passion for one an-
other. Bella later on finds out she's pregnant. After
going through a rough pregnancy, Edward finally
fulfills their dream of Bella becoming immortal.
While waiting for the arrival of their future beauti-
ful daughter, Renesmee gets in a fight with the
Cullens and their allies, the Volturi, the fearsome
council of vampire leaders, who want to have a
battle. First, they were fighting for their lives, and
now they're fighting to keep their daughter alive.
Puss in Boots
"Puss in Boots," one of the most
beloved characters of the "Shrek
Universe," tells hilarious and
courageous and brave tales of
Puss's early adventures as he
teams with Humpty Dumpty and the
street-saavy kitty. Puss teams up
with them to steal the famed goose
that lays the golden eggs.
r of Tintin
Jas Tintin is an interpid young reporter
whose relentless pursuit of a good
story thrusts him into a world of high
adventure with the notorious Red
Rackham. Tintin and his friends discover
directions to a sunken ship commanded
by Captain Handdock's ancestor and go
off on a treasure hunt.
Happy Feet 2
Mumble's son, Erik, is having a
hard time realizing his talents in the
Emperor Penguin World. Meanwhile,
Mumble and his family and friends
discover a new threat to their home.
A threat that will take everyone
working together to save them from
James Montgomery Staff Writer
It has been said, go to college to
prepare for a job. For some Butler
students this is not the case. They
regularly meet the demands of
being a full-time student while
maintaining at least a part-time if
not full-time work schedule.
There are many different types
of students. The lucky ones only
have to deal with a full course
load. Some have a scholarship,
grants and/or loans and are thus
able to spend their time centered
on schoolwork. Others do not
have the comfort of financial
assistance and have to find
part-time work. In some cases,
part-time work is not good
enough, a full-time job and full
course load are needed.
For those unfortunate enough
to have to work, proper time
management, priority assessment,
a good support net and stress
reduction techniques can be the
difference between a passing
grade and failing out of school.
Finding students that work is
not a difficult task. More than
likely there are at least two or
Ethan Witten, Topeka freshman, works 25-28 hours a week in the Academic Advising office. He is enrolled in
15 credit hours.
three in every class. After speaking
with a few, some common
threads appear. When asked what
the most challenging aspect of
attending school and maintaining
employment is, Melinda Bahruth,
Augusta sophomore and an
associate in Walmart's Vision
Center, says, "Finding time to
complete my schoolwork and
still finding time to sleep is the
biggest challenge I have had since
attending Butler." She was working
approximately 30 hours a week
when she was interviewed.
"Doing my schoolwork and
coping with stress," was the
biggest problem Wal-mart Deli
Associate Samantha Daugaard,
Emporia sophomore, says she has
encountered as well. She works
between 25 and 30 hours a week.
Seeing as how stress levels
affect our lives in negative ways
and both school and work are
stressors, it should come as no
surprise that students that work
and maintain a full course load
suffer from a great deal of stress.
One student described her life
as "out of control." Another just
glared and said, "High, very high"
when asked about her stress level.
Sleep has an impact on stress.
Students that work need to be
sure to allow themselves time for
adequate rest. That can be difficult
when trying to juggle a full
course load and a job. The
students polled for this story
averaged 27 hours a week on the
job with an average course load of
a 40 hour
little time for
six hours of
sleep a night.
Samantha Daugaard, Emporia sophomore
people over 17 should get 7-9
hours of sleep a night.
If a student has to take a job,
it would be nice if they were
able to at least intern in the
field they envision themselves
in. None of the dozen students
polled for this story are that
lucky. Fast-food and retail jobs
were the most common jobs
held by students. A handy tool
for Butler students that are
in need of employment can
be located right on Butler's
website. The Student Career
Services page contains many
helpful links, including a
page with tips on finding an
internship and how students can
receive elective credits for
on-the-job work experience.
When asked what the worst
part of going
to school and
the quote that
summed it up
she says, "The
of going to
a day off. On
days when I
class I work,
on days when
I am in class I
Melinda Bahruth, Augusta sophomore
work as well. I never have time to
relax and spend time with family
Time to do things, even just
relax, can be in short supply when
going to school and maintaining
employment. It really can be
difficult to manage the two. A
few things that are helpful in
coping with the two are: getting
an acceptable amount of sleep;
finding some way to unwind
daily, whether it is just sitting on
the couch or hanging out with
friends; and doing schoolwork as
soon as possible. Procrastination
is not something that can easily
be afforded when you're juggling
studies and employment. It is
bad enough when dealing with
just one or the other, but when
dealing with both it can be lethal,
to a GPAat least.
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Necessary for Students
Ashley Grusing Staff Writer
If you were to record what you do
all day for one whole day, what would
the day mostly consist of? Sleeping,
studying, sports or socializing? Time
management is a tough skill that all
college students should master sooner
than later when they start school. You
only get 24 hours, 1,440 minutes, 86,400
seconds in a day, and how you choose to
spend them is very significant.
You should balance out the hours in
your day so you get a little variety every
day. Sure, classes and homework are
important, but so is your social life and
friends. But you have to realize which
comes before the other.
If you always put your social life first,
then odds are that you won't ever have
time for homework, and if you don't do
your homework, then there is no way
that you'll pass your class. If you don't
pass your class, then that's a whole
other pot of trouble. Being in college,
you have to have your priorities straight.
Parents usually aren't exactly thrilled
when they find out that their child has
been failing classes just because they'd
rather put their social life first.
The Student Connect classes for
freshmen involve many activities
concerning time management and
priorities, and how important it is to
have those things figured out within
the first weeks of college. One of the
activities that the students had to do
was write out exactly their schedule of
one of their busiest days of the week.
In doing this activity, they could see
exactly how much of their day they spent
on things such as sleeping, studying,
being in class, socializing, exercising,
working and participating in activities
such as sports or other scholarship
activities available. Some might have
realized they don't spend enough time
sleeping, while others nap throughout
the day as well as get a full night's rest.
The transition from high school to
college is a huge change. You don't have
your parent there to make sure you get
up and go to school every day, or do
your homework for class, or study for
tests. You have so much more freedom,
yet if you don't learn how to manage
that freedom, then it will do more bad
than good. You have to start to learn
how to take care of yourself and how to
It's all about responsibility... you are
responsible to go to class, to do your
homework, to take care of your health
and body and going to work (if you have
a job). Becoming an adult, is what it all
boils down to.
There are many ways you can
become successful at managing your
time while in college. You can use the
student planner, which is available in
the bookstore. It can be very useful for
recording your homework, upcoming
assignments, important events, and just
notes that you need to write for yourself.
Another resource that might be helpful
is just simply a wall calendar or dry erase
calendar/ board that you can hang up
in your room and write down important
A to-do list always comes in handy too.
When you make a to-do list, put your top
priorities at the beginning, which may
include important assignments, activities
or sporting events. Or it could be a goal,
such as getting a job, or getting higher
than an 80 percent on your next test. As
you fulfill your goals, then you can mark
them off, one by one, and experience
that feeling of being proud of yourself
for achieving the goal.
Now, of course, it's stressed to keep
your priorities straight and school/ work
comes first, along with sports or your
activity, then friends and socializing. This
order has been stressed since probably
junior high. It's especially tough to abide
by in college because there is so much
College is a time for fun and being
social, but it is also for learning how
to be an adult and realizing what is
important and what can wait till later.
Figuring out what you need to change in
your schedule in order to be successful
is also a characteristic you hopefully
develop while in college. Because, the
habits you develop while you are in
college, will follow you throughout the
rest of your life.
Donald Dawes, Remington
sophomore, working from
above with the lights, while the
rest of the crew works below.
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Story by: Emily Kindel
Layout by: Amanda Peters
Imagine opening night of a show and you're sitting there
with your friend waiting for the production to start. Finally,
the lights go down and it's time. All the sudden the curtains
go up and you see the actors, but in their everyday clothes
and there are no props on the stage. This would seem to
turn out to be a boring production. This is where the set crew
Set crew are people who are not usually recognized during
a show, but who devote just as much time, if not more, to the
performance than the actual performers.
Their instructor, Bernie Wonsetler, calls
also help with special effects sometimes, by sifting powder
down from the ceiling to create the effect of snow. This job is
dangerous, but the set crew braves it every day. It's hard enough
to move around in the small spaces up there anyway, but when
the show is going on and the techs are trying to be as quiet as
possible and not let the audience know they are up there, this
proves to be even more difficult to stay 100 percent safe.
"From my 13 years of being here, only one person has received
an fractured ankle and sprained wrist, but only because they
were doing something they weren't supposed to.
tvGryDOuy CdllS There are precautions they are supposed to follow,"
them, "the ninjas of the theatre." Set crew WOflSetler the HOUSG Wonsetler sa V s -
Elf of the 700 build-
ing/' Lowder says
is in charge of all the technical work for
dance, vocal and instrumental concerts.
Jobs include making costumes for the
performers, adjusting the lighting during the
performance and working in the sound box.
They also make all the sets and come up with the props for all of
While all eyes are focused on the person on stage during a
performance, the audience doesn't notice up above that the
technical group is sometimes adjusting lights up on the catwalk
which is 25 feet off the ground. Besides adjusting lighting, they
Wonsetler is in charge of all the students involved in
set crew. Scholarships for set crew includes books and
tuition. The team consists of 22 students who produce
four sets a year. Working four hours a day, five days a
week, they are constantly busy.
"Everybody calls Wonsetler the House Elf of the 700
building, because he disappears a lot of the time and no one can
find him, then all the sudden he pops up," says Elaine Lowder,
Osage City freshman.
Set crew is like the backbone of all the productions. Their hard
work and attention to detail are crucial to the productions.
Left Christine Siemon, Wichita
freshman, going over finishing
touches, from the painting she was
Right Damion Montgomery, Valley
Center freshman, uses the jigsaw
machine to cut pieces for the
Bottom Right Ashley View, Valley
Center sophomore, working on
painting the background drop.
(Left) Many students such as Naht took time
out of their day to donate blood. (Right)
While some do not like to give blood, Shyenne
Shrubshale Mulvane freshman jumps at the
opportunity. "I love giving blood, I donate
every chance I get. It doesn't take long to just
stop and save three lives" Shrubshale said.
Photos by Emily Kindel/Gr/'zz/y
Students help out, donate blood
Story by Shanice Daws/Lantern
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, Phi Theta Kappa
partnered with the American Red Cross to
host its semi-annual blood drive in the 2000
Before each person could donate, there was
a process that had to be completed.
The first step was registration. At the booth, first-time
and returning donors were to sign their name and read an
informational book about the process they were about to
Prior to donating, it was highly recommended that potential
donors drink plenty of fluids. Also, to eat a full meal.
"Some issues that the people have is that they don't eat
a good breakfast before they come," says Biology Professor
and Phi Theta Kappa adviser Susan Forrest.
When people did not eat or drink enough before donating,
they were more likely to have a reaction to the loss of blood
and pass out.
The second step was to go through the screening process.
This process took about ten minutes, and included questions
about mandatory criteria that donors had to meet in order
to donate their blood. For example, if a donor was recently
diagnosed and treated for an infection he or she could not
"Donors must be in general good health and feeling well
at the time of the donation," says American Red Cross Team
Supervisor Jo Cuevage. "Approximately 48 questions that
we ask go over the guidelines."
Each person contributed approximately one pint of blood.
"One single donation can be separated into three
components," says Cuevage. "One donation can save three
After completing the blood-drawing process, donors were
escorted to a table and instructed to sit down for a minimum
of 15 minutes. While relaxing and recuperating, donors
were given a meal to help them re-balance their blood sugar
and iron levels. The meals consisted of sloppy joes, chips,
cookies, juice and water.
The overall goal was to collect 53 pints of blood. The final
tally was 61.
"I think it was very good," says Forrest. "We had a lot of
good volunteers. When you have the maximum and then
some, the then some really helps."
Due to last year's serve winter storm, The American Red
Cross experienced a blood shortage. Those with the rarest
blood type are asked to donate blood whenever possible.
"Of all eligible donors, only about 5 percent of the population
will donate," says Cuevage.
The spring blood drive does not have a set date but keep
reading The Lantern for more information.
s sport: 1
Bryan Propst, soph.
Photo courtesy of Google
with Bryan Propst
Q b Do you like Shaun White?
A Yes, he's a cool guy. He received four gold medals in the Olympics! But,
■ I don't base my looks off of him.
How many times do people ask you to sign an autograph?
A I'd say 25 times in the last three months. Only once have I actually
■ claimed to be Shaun White. This girl's little brother was in love with
him, so I took a picture with her.
Do you participate in any sports yourself?
f\ B I don't snowboard or skate, but I run track for Butler.
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with Jeffrey Page
Q b When did you first realize you looked like Sylverster Stallone?
When I was 17, 1 was at a national boxing tournament and some people
didn't know my name, so they just called me Rocky. My first year at
Butler, people called me Rocky and Stallone all the time.
\M a Do you even like Sylvester Stallone?
Stallone is one of my favorite actors, even before people started to
point out the fact that I looked like him. I liked him in the Rocky movies,
because his character showed so much drive and motivation. He also
wrote and directed the movies, which was cool.
Q B Have you recieved any injuries like Rocky did in the movies?
No, I've never even recieved a black eye. I'm just too fast for the people
Did you dress up as Rocky for Halloween?
A No, people say I look like him every day, so for one day I wanted to
look like someone else.
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901 South Haverhill Road
El Dorado, Kansas 6704?aBMf 2011
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Butler Community College
has been known to be
a powerful educational
school with small classes
and at a low cost. There
are many things designed to help stu-
dents. For example, Pipeline. Pipeline is a
system used as a portal from the school
website to your personal use that was
created in 1999 but went in use in 2004.
Pipeline costs millions of dollars to be
At first, you may have some problems
logging into your Pipeline. If you ever
have problems logging into Pipeline, you
can call the Help Desk (316) 322-3133.
If you have any problems accessing with
Pipeline, Tom Erwin is the man to speak
to. He is the Chief Information Officer and
is in the 200 Building. His office is located
in 216. If you have any questions, feel free
to call him at (316) 322-3133 Ext. 3133.
His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
So if you need help, Erwin will be glad to
help you out.
Pipeline helps students communicate
with their teachers about lessons they
didn't understand or simply to check up
on the assignments due the following day.
Either way, it keeps students and teachers
communicating with each other. The
benefits of this are that you can keep up
with your assignments so you won't get
left behind with them and end up with
a bad grade.
Speaking of grades, according to the
Butler information, Pipeline has a very
good gadget called "GPS" and "My
Courses." GPS (Graduation Progress
Standing) is a system that helps you
see where you are when it comes to
graduation. GPS can also show you the
classes you should be taking for your
major. It is very important to know what
classes you need for graduation. "My
Courses" is also an important gadget.
"My Courses" shows you all the classes
you are currently taking and the assign-
All students should be aware
of announcements made at Butler to
know what's going on when it comes to
activities or general opportunities that
they can take advantage of. Advertise-
ments about school opportunies and
club opportunities are also announced.
So students, take advantage of that!
It is very important to have school
spirit. Pipeline helps you get updated on
the current upcoming games and activi-
ties. We need to support the football
Melina Escalante Staff Writer
team, soccer team, volleyball
team, our cross country team,
dance team, cheerleaders and
other teams that are as impor-
tant as them.
Whenever you want to
add more credit hours to your
schedule, Pipeline can help you
out! In Pipeline you can either
add or drop classes instead of
going to see a counselor for the
same thing. This can be a major
time saver and will be an inde-
pendent move for you to do.
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Behind the Portal
Grades are very important in
college. Sometimes some classes
are harder than the others and we
need that little help to get better in
the challenging courses. Obviously,
tutoring is a solution, but where can
you go to get tutoring? Pipeline has
you covered. In your Pipeline, you can
find out when, where and what time
you can get tutoring for your classes.
Even some teachers will recommend
you to some good tutoring sessions.
Currently, Pipeline isn't up-
dated and has slow technology,
but that's going to change.
"This upcoming Fall
2012, Pipeline is dra-
matically going to
Since Butler wants you to
have the best, Butler put a Portal
Team together to help accom-
plish the goal of replacing our
current Pipeline to a new portal
that is going to be attached to
either Microsoft or Google.
With the new Pipeline, there
will be more social media,
which is very important because
students can communicate with
each other better. Mobility is
going to be a big time saver for
most students. Instead of look-
ing for a computer to view your
Pipeline better, the new Pipeline
will be like an application to your
smart phone and iPhone. This
gadget will be a great way
to portalize to the school website
and email even faster. The new
portal will bring things that are
personal and school related to one
environment. The Portal Team has
agreed that it's very important to
have access to your grades, email
and ability to pay classes on time,
so that's probably going to be a
At this moment, Butler is still
looking at demonstrations, making
sure everything is perfect and set
and ready for our fellow students.
So if at this moment, Pipeline isn't
your favorite thing in the world, you
may love the new and advanced
system waiting for you.
Story by: Amanda Peters
If you are a Butler student and
looking for a fun, interesting and
different organization join, SGA
might just be what you're looking
for, and, on the plus side, it doesn't
cost anything to join.
"SGA is the voice of the
students at Butler. They are also the
campus liaison between other clubs
and organizations," says Sherri Conrad,
Andover SGA's adviser.
SGA holds weekly meetings
on Tuesdays, rotating between BOE
and BOA. These meetings are open to
students and the Butler community.
SGA officers are awarded scholarships for
If you were here last year you
might have noticed that the parking
permits have changed. You no longer
have to put a little sticker on your
window. The ones who are new this year
are lucky on that part. The new parking
permit you just have to place it on the
rear view mirror. But, if you lose your
parking permit you have to pay a small
fee of $5.
The organization did a survey
about how they could change the permit.
Through that survey, they researched
the cost-effectiveness of hanging mirror
tags, and presented their information to
the administration. The new tags were
passed and that's why we now have the
hanging mirror tags this year.
They are easier to deal with
because if you changed cars you can
easily just take it out and put it on the
other car's mirror, while also going and
filling out a paper about your other car's
SGA is different from other
organizations because it oversees all
the other organizations, meanihg clubs/
organizations come to SGA to get
approved or ask for money and then they
decide to approve them or not.
"Being a member of SGA is
definitely tons of responsibility but it's
a lot of FUN ! ! ! Our goal is to get more
students involved in all the activities
and reach out to help with any of their
concerns and needs. Also, to improve
our campus and their education," says
Andrea Weiss, El Dorado adviser.
Back in October, the SGA p
on many activities for students which
included carving pumpkins. This activity
took place inside the Purple Room, in the
Also, in October, SGA put on
the Halloween Dance which was held
on Oct. 27 at the El Dorado campus. If
you showed up at the door wearing your
costume then you were able to get in
free. But, if you didn't you had to pay a
small fee of $2.
SGA also puts on events during
homecoming, which were watching the
bonfire, with a meal, and an ice cream
social that occurred on a different day.
As you can see, SGA is always busy doing
something for the college students to
interact with each other.
If you are ever in the Student
Union across from the cafeteria in the
hall, you will see a bulletin board labeled
programs and activities and on that are a
few events SGA holds for Butler students.
So take your time and make sure you
check that out, so you know what's going
on and aren't out of the loop.
Emily Kindel Staff Writer
To the normal bystander, the sight of 356 4th and 5th
graders wandering around the 1500 building at the El
Dorado campus would be more than a little odd, but
on Tuesday, Oct. 11, the elementary school students
came to Butler to learn about the environment. The
Walnut Valley Water Fest has been held at Butler since 1995. Along
with their teachers and volunteer parents, there were 65 Butler
Community College students who participated in the event by
leading activities, and helping with the setup and take down when
it was finished.
"It was fun to see all the kids come in and be eager to learn
all the things we were teaching them," says Jessica Claassen,
Activities ranged from learning about the water cycle, measuring
bubbles and the most effective way to wash your hands. They were
arranged by Bill Langley and Sandy Koontz, coordinators for the
"Students participate in 20 sessions that illustrate an important
aspect about the environment and its care and also about
the characteristics of water, e.g. the rainfall simulator, erosion
simulator, water Olympics, bubble measurements, etc.," says
While some student volunteers participated solely for the extra
credit from teachers, they ended up having more fun than they
thought they would.
"I originally volunteered just for the extra credit in biology, but
in the end, it felt good to know my group accomplished the goal of
teaching the children about the food chain," says Claassen.
Making bracelets, with the different beads representing different
parts of the water cycle, and creating a unique dessert consisting
of pudding and Fruity Pebbles to represent the different layers of
the ground, students walked out with more than just a colorful
bracelet and a full belly; they left with a better understanding of
the environment and how to care for it.
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better hygiene, sto sang
songs and washed their hands.
Making recyclable art, Erica Carrillo,
Winfield sophomore, helps a
student with the hot glue gun. A 4th
grader tries to eat the gummy worm
that represented the worms in the
ground. A student measures the
diameter of his bubble.
All photos by
Melina Escalante Staff Writer
Walking down Central and
Main, a student has the
opportunity to experience an
array of activities that are in El
Dorado. There are a variety of
places to go, including fashion
shops, restaurants, electronic
stores and so much more.
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for his work.
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here at Butler
Ashley Grusing I Staff Writer
The TV/ radio department here at
Butler County Community College
has grown tremendously and has
students very involved in the depart-
ment. They get to do everything
including writing their scripts, broad-
casting themselves and playing their
personal selection of music.
The Butler radio station is 88.1
KBTL The station runs 24/7, always
playing either music, news, public
service announcements, or talk
shows. The students are the DJs on
the station. They have their own
shows and usually the shows last
about two hours at a time. When one
student is done with their show, then
another would be waiting to start
The station plays newscasts and if
you ever miss a sporting event, then
you can more than likely catch it live
on the radio. This is great for parents
or relatives of student-athletes who
may not be able to make it to every
game or event.
Do you ever wonder why DJs
always have funky names? You may
think it is just for fun and to keep
things interesting, which may be part
of it, but the main reason is because
of their own personal safety. The stu-
dents that DJ on the radio station have
to take safety precautions while on the
air as well. They get to make up their
own names because of who some of
their listeners are. As you know, there
is a prison here in El Dorado, and the
inmates there do get to listen to the
They even tend to send in fan mail
to the DJs here. "The fan mail that
they send isn't bad by any means,
but it is still a good idea to keep the
students' identities protected," says
Dr. Keith West, professor and general
manager of KBTL. West has had years
of experience and helps the students
out when they need it. He has been
a part of the radio department since
August of 2009.
So next time you get into your car,
or turn on the radio in your room, turn
to 88.1 KBTL so that you can listen to
your fellow classmates DJ and control
the tracks that you listen to. Because
it's another student just like you in
charge, then there will be more of a
chance that you'll like what is playing.
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When all the big Butler
games occur, the Butler
radio sports studio taps
in all the great scores,
news and stats. Right:
The soundboard plays and
controls off the computer
system so we can hear
people on the air. Below:
This is a brand-new studio,
where all the radio shows
take place. It has a setup
for four people to be on
the air at once.
Above: Two Lady Grizzlies block a spike from Independence.
Butler defeated Independence on Wednesday, Aug. 31, in
three matches. Below: Rachel Phillips, Wichita sophomore,
sets the ball for a spike. The Lady Grizzlies have an overall
record of 15-10.
All photos by Jessica Claassen/Sports Media
Above: Rachel Phillips, Wichita sophomore, sets the ball in a
match against Independence. The Lady Grizzlies played their
first home game, against Independence, on Aug. 31, and won.
Sara Kuker Sports Media
The Butler volleyball team had a roller coaster of a season. They
had their ups and their downs but still worked as hard as they could
and improved in many ways. With an overall record of 19-18 and
a conference record of 5-5, you can't say they didn't have a good
season. With great players that shined like Rachel Phillips, Wichita
sophomore, Hanna Flaming, Benton freshman, and Haleigh Lewis,
Wichita freshman, it's hard to say the season went bad. They
worked hard as a team and continued to keep their heads up and
improving all season.
Butler volleyball had many events this season at the Power
Plant. They had a night where they "Packed the Power Plant." They
publicized this event to try and get as many fans and students to
go as possible. They gave us signs at the door with "Point Griz-
zlies" on one side. It packed the place almost completely. Also, they
had breast cancer awareness, and had their player pink shirts and
pink headbands to support efforts against breast cancer. Also, they
encouraged the fans and students to show up wearing some sort of
Throughout the season so far, many players have stood out in
many ways. Haleigh Lewis, Wichita freshman, had 212 points,
Hanna Flaming, Benton freshman had 178.5, Samantha Jernigan,
Benton freshman, had 121, Amiee Woods, Wichita freshman, had
110.5 points total, while Chasity Clark, Wichita freshman, had 109.5,
Jordan Hoheisel, Garden Plain freshman, had 97, and Tracie Kuhn,
Temecula, Calif, sophomore, had 89. And also, as a team for the
season, the Butler volleyball team had 1,247 points.
Hope Harsh, Cassoday freshman, had 82 total kills while Haleigh
Lewis had 78, Flaming had 71, Amy Dodge and Wood both had 63
apiece and Rachel West, El Dorado freshman, had 51. All together,
as a team, they had 879 total kills for the season. All the stats are up
to date up to Oct. 25.
conference record 5-5
Kyle Roberts Sports Media
The Butler Grizzly women's soccer team so far is doing well in the Jayhawk
Conference. With an 8-1 Jayhawk conference play record and an overall record
of 12-2-1 they are 11th in the nation. They have accumulated 24 points this
season. That's tied for second in the Jayhawk Conference. They are led by
Head Coach Adam Hunter.
Out of the 12 wins so far, there are three that significantly stick out. With
wins over formerly #3 ranked Iowa Western, 1-0, and a win over then ranked
#5 Laramie, Wyo., 1-0, the team started out strong. The other significant win
was over then ranked #10 Johnson County, with a final score of 1-0.
In the NJCAA Region VI standings, Butler is sitting in second. With Butler and
Johnson County having the same record the push that helps Johnson County
sit first in the standings is that they have 28 points so far on the season and
Butler has 27 points as of Oct. 12.
The top three in points scored this season for the Grizzlies are Alyssa Miller,
Thornton, Colo, freshman, with 27 points, Aisling Dye, Bettystown, Ireland
freshman, with 25 points, and Perla Hernandez, Great Bend sophomore, with
22 points scored.
There have been several women that have represented Butler as the KJCCC
Verizon Wireless Women's Soccer Player of the Week. In week one, Aisling
Dyer, Bettsytown, Ireland freshman, played her first collegiate game on Ameri-
can soil that weekend. She led the Butler defense to 180 scoreless minutes in
their 1-0 wins against two top 5 ranked teams. In week two there were two
women that represented the Butler Grizzlies. Megan Snyder, Overland Park
freshman, scored the game winner and added an assist in a 6-0 home victory
vs. Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa. Melaine Nuessen recorded 2 saves in the
The Butler Grizzly women's soccer team looks to finish up the season to
become the Jayhawk Conference Champions.
All photos by Jessica Claassen/Sporfs Media
Second: Kelsey Gresham,
Wichita sophomore, heads
the ball against Northern
Oklahoma. Butler defeated
Northern Oklahoma at home
on Aug. 31. Third: Alyssa
Miller, Thornton, Colo, fresh
man, kicks the ball. Miller
scored a goal in the Lady
Grizzlies' victory over Cloud
County. Right: Carla Daniels,
Jamaica sophomore, battles
for the ball against Iowa
Western. The Lady Grizzlies
defeated Iowa Western in a
shutout, 1-0, on Saturday,
Jameson Fay, Towanda sopho-
more, runs in the Ollie Isom
Invitational. Fay placed 27th in
Colby Nuessen, Olpe fresh-
man, runs in the meet Butle
hosted. Nuessen placed 28tr
in the meet.
At the Ollie Isom Invitational on Sept. 16,
Benson Langat, Kenya sophomore, runs
with a pack of runners. The men placed
third at the meet, with the Lady Grizzlies
All photos by Jessica Claassen/Sporrs Media
Above: Herber Jimenez, Hugoton freshman,
Devery Robley, Trinidad and Tobago freshman,
and Dale Nuckolls, El Dorado freshman, run
Brent Kaiser Sports Media
Consistent, that's the word that best describes this year's Gizzly
men's and women's cross country teams.
After arriving on campus, the teams began working hard to
prepare for the upcoming season. Both teams started the season
ranked in the top 10 of the NJCAA National Cross Country Poll and
have stayed inside the top in each of the first seven polls of the
The season kicked off on Aug. 29 in lola, at the Red Devil Duals.
In this first meet of the season the Butler women were led by Fio-
na Masai, Eldoret, Kenya freshman, who finished third overall and
Mychressa Ward, Tulsa, Okla. sophomore, finished in fourth. Masai
and Ward have been the top two runners for the women's team in
each race they have competed in throughout the season. The Red
Devil Duals were also the start of consistent performances by the
top two runners on the men's team as they finished in second.
Throughout the season, the Butler women's team has finished
as the meet champions twice. One of those team titles came at
Butler's home meet, the Ollie Isom Invitational. They have also re-
corded finishes of second, fourth and 18th in the meets they have
fielded a full team or the score was kept. On the men's side, Butler
has finished runner-up one time, third three times and also had a
ninth place finish.
The men's top seven has also been consistent. Herber Jimenez,
Hugoton freshman, Dale Nuckolls, El Dorado freshman, Jameson
Fay, Towanda sophomore, Drake Brown, Wichita freshman and
Colby Nuessen, Olpe freshman, are the runners that have made up
the top seven most of the season. Joseph Metcalf, Norfolk, Neb.
sophomore, has recently come off injury and has also consistently
been one of the top runners for the Grizzly men.
With the Region VI and National meet still to come to the sea-
son, the Grizzly cross country teams will be looking to continue
their consistently high finishes and build on the success they have
already had this season.
Above: Kelvin Busienei, Arizona
sophomore, runs against the eventual
winner from Colby. Busienei placed
third in the Ollie Isom Invitational.
Upper right: Drake Brown, Wichita
freshman, Jordan Umscheid, Wamego
freshman, and Kyle Barnhart, Olpe
freshman, run in a group. Brown
finished 29th, Umscheid 34th and
Barnhart 37th. Lower right: Jordan
Umscheid, Wamego freshman, runs
in the Ollie Isom Invitational, hosted
by Butler. Umscheid finished the 8k in
Above: Butler Grizzlies try to stop an Air Force Prep play. Butler
won the game on Sept. 17. Right: Darrius McMullin, Birmingham,
Ala. sophomore, attempts to block a pass. Butler defeated Air Force
All photos by Jessica Claassen/ Sports Media
Butler Grizzlies tackle a Highland player in the game on
Sept. 10. Butler scored 12 touchdowns against Highland.
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Hey, my name is Emily Kindel. I'm a sophomore from
Wichita. Being co-editor of the magazine this year has
added much responsibility to my life. I hope you, as
a reader, benefit from the stories and photos in the
magazine during the 2011-2012 school year.
"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the
moments that take our breath away."
Hi everybody, my name is Amanda Peters, and I'm from
Onaga, and I'm a sophomore at Butler. One of my main
goals is to either become a photographer, or just do
photography as a side job. As of now I'm unsure of what
my plans are after I'm done at Butler.
"There comes a point in your life when you realize who
matters, who really never did, who always will, so don't
worry about the people from your past, there's a reason
why they didn't make it to your future."
Hi, my name is Anna Deines. I came from Bishop
Carroll High School to design on the Grizzly Magazine.
I am getting my Masters in Graphic Design and plan to
continue my goals at Newman. I love graphic design,
and I plan to show the world all my great skills.
"Be the change you want to see in the world."
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Hello everyone! I'm Ashley Grusing and I'm a freshman
from Cheney. I'm a small town girl with a creative,
outgoing mind. I am thrilled to be a part of the 2011-12
Grizzly staff. I hope you all can relate to my writing in
some way or another and, of course, find interest in it
"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where
there is no path and leave a trail."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson.
I am James Montgomery, El Dorado sophomore, returning to
school after a long layoff. I have experience in graphic design,
page layout and advertising. I'm currently working on a
liberal arts degree. I'm juggling a full-time work schedule and
a full course load, sometimes more successfully than other
times. In my time away from school I like to try to forget
about work, read, sleep and occasionally play a game if time
"I'm old enough to know, but young enough not to care."
Hey guys, my name is Melina Escalante. I am from
Merida Yucatan, Mexico but recently live in Wichita. I
plan to get my Masters in Graphic Design and my minor
in Journalism. After those goals are accomplished, I
plan to go to Law School and receive my Law Degree in
Immigration. My hobbies are photography and dance!
"If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail."
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