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table of contents 

Fall 2011 



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 


12-13 Jobs 

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 
collegiate performance 

18-19 Blood Drive 

Students take time out of their day to 
save lives 

20-21 Look-A-Like 

Striking similarities among students 
and celebrities 

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22-23 Pipeline 

The new and improved Pipeline 

24-25 SGA 

SGA announces fall homecoming King 
and Queen 

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 

30-31 Radio 

Take a closer look at the KBTL Butler 
radio station 


(All photos credited to Sports 
Media are from Butler Student 
Sports Media) 

32-33 Volleyball 

Volleyball continues to draw attention 
on campus 

34-35 XC/Soccer 

Cross country finds some team depth 
while soccer continues their recent run 
of success 

36-37 Football 

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 
the Headliners about one year aj 
NBC's "Today Show," the music p 
has definitely had a light shined < 
it. Headliners will be performing 
National Ag convention. Student: 
Kong want to come to BCC to be 
the music program. 

The art department has also b< 
busy this fall. Most of the studen 

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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 


Fine ArtsTheater 

Dance Concert 

7:30pm -10:30pm 

the performing arts DECEMBER 

Choir Concert 

I'lllMLnlUI lll'J LI 

3:00pm -5:00pm 


Valerie Haring Art 

Art Alumni Exhibit 

:00pm -8:00pm 

Butler Community College 

Show Chior Festival 

starts nov.21st 

John Jacobson 




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. 

the performing arts 
— presents — 

Luv Me Please 

November 1 to December 5 

6pm -8pm 




Saturday, February 18 

Fine Arts Theater Box Office 
Opens Feb. 9, Reservations 

10am -12pm 

Instrumental Concert 

at Welcome Center 

February 25 

3pm -5pm 

Fall 2011 

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. 

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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 
open cafeteria. 

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 

Fall 2011 



Butler students decide whether it is best to go with electronic 

41% < 

out of 127 people 


Photo courtesy Google Images 

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Community College 

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 

Definitely computers 

Alexandrea Knapp 

"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." 

Susie Oltman 
"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 
my schedule." 

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e old-fashioned textbook to learn the course of Algebra 

All photos by Melina Escalante/Grizzly 


Stick to the books 

Josmine Elliott 

"I believe the book is 
less trouble. In case 
something happens, I 
don't need a computer 
to do my homework." 

Emily Hatfield 

"Since I've used the 
book in high school, 
I thought it would be 
easier just to keep it 
that way." 

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 

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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 
destroy humanity. 




Melina Escalante Staff Writer 

All Photos by Google Images 

Breaking Dawn 

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. 

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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. 

The Adventures 
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 

Fall 2011 



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 

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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 
15.3 credit 
hours. In 
the working 
world, that 
would be 
greater than 
a 40 hour 
work week. 
That leaves 
little time for 
sleep. The 
same group 
of students 
is averaging 
six hours of 
sleep a night. 
According to 
the National 

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 
working was, 
the quote that 
summed it up 
best comes 
from Melinda 
Bahruth, when 
she says, "The 
worst part 
of going to 
school and 
working is 
never getting 
a day off. On 
days when I 
don't have 
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 
and friends." 

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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Top 10 Best time management skills 

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ft t It's ok to say "no" to others X 

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Time Management 

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 
be responsible. 

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 
more freedom. 

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. 

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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 
comes in. 

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 

the productions. 

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 

looking at. 

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. 

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(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 
partake in. 

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 
donate blood. 

"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. 

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Students bear 
striking resemblance 
to celebrities 


Height: 1 









Born: 1 



s sport: 1 





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Bryan Propst, soph. 

Photo courtesy of Google 

Shaun White 

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. 

lettrey Page, sopl 




vester Stallone 

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 
I box. 


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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Butler Community College 

901 South Haverhill Road 

El Dorado, Kansas 6704?aBMf 2011 






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 
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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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 

-Tom Erwin 

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 
guaranteed change. 

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. 

Fall 2011 



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 
their positions. 

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 
Student Union. 

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. 

Fall 2011 


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, 
Whitewater sophomore. 

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 


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"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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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 



El Dorado 

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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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Inside the story of the great radio production 

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 
their show. 

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 
radio station. 

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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Community College 


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. 

Fall 2011 


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 

Community College 


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. 

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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, 
Aug. 26. 

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Jameson Fay, Towanda sopho- 
more, runs in the Ollie Isom 
Invitational. Fay placed 27th in 
the meet. 

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 
finishing first. 

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 
34th place. 

Fall 2011 



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 
Prep, 53-7. 



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. 

Favorite Quote: 

"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the 
moments that take our breath away." 
-Maya Angelou. 

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. 

Favorite Quote: 

"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. 

Favorite Quote: 

"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 
as well. 

Favorite Quote: 

"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 

Favorite Quote: 

"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! 

Favorite Quote: 

"If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail." 
-Benjamin Franklin 

Grizzly Magazine Adviser: Michael Swan 

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