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2010-2011 Magazine Staff 

Staff Writers 

Editor-in-Chief:Kayla Banzet 


Design Editor:Gordon Cave 

Alaina Cohen Amanda Peters 

Managing EditorMegan Mahurin 

Emily Kindel Jessica Claassen 

Adviser: Michael Swan 

Kayla Clarke Shauna Greenlee 

-Jessica Claassen/Gr/zz/y 

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i contents 


Spring 2011 


26-27 Job Fair 

Butler hosts job fair for stu- 


4-5 Top 6 Websites 

Websites that are useful for 
college students. 

6-7 Summer Classes 

How taking summer classes 
can benefit students. 

8-9 Student Profiles 


10-11 Fashion 

Quick simple styles that keep 
you cool in summer. 

12-13 Butler Growth 

Butler's population grows 
immensely in last year. 

14-15 Nursing 

Today's students become 
tomorrow's nurses. 

16-17 Transfer Guide 

Easy tips on how to transfer 
to a unviversity. 

18-21 Theatre 

An inside look at Butler's 
theatre department. 

22-25 Looking Back 38 " 39 Track 

Butler's year in athletics. T rack team mnS t0 fin,sh 


Spring 2011 


28-29 Compare the Cons 

The effects of drugs 

30-31 Budget Cuts 

What should be cut from 


32-33 Intramurals 

Intramurals keep students 

34-35 Wrestling 

Local Wichita student talks 
about his life as a wrestler. 

36-37 Softball/Baseball 

Season overview. 


Top Websites 


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Wouldn't it be very useful to 
have a website that connects 
you to other websites according 
to your interests? Well, that's 
why there is StumbleUpon. It's 
a website formed in 2001 that 
generates different websites 
(an endless amount) associated 
with your interests that you 
select when you join the web- 
sites. For students, I could see it 
being very useful if you wanted 
to research one topic, such as 
Nuclear Power, or animals. Plus, 
you can "stumble" just one 
topic all you wanted or stumble 
every single interest you have 
check marked. I have over 300 
favorites in my StumbleUpon, 
many of which I plan on using in 





Learning a foreign language 
is often a sought after trait in 
getting a job after college, and 
many colleges are starting to 
require around 9 credit hours of 
a foreign language. What if you 
were working on a study guide 
for your next Spanish test? You 
need a good translator because 
sometimes the translators that 
Google offers don't work for the 
most part. The Oddcast Transla- 
tor works perfectly. Although 
I am not enrolled in a foreign 
language class at the moment 
all of my friends that are, say 
this translator works perfectly. 
It even speaks the words out for 
you! Many voices are available, 
in either male or female. There 
are also over 30 languages avail- 
able for translation. 


Our top six most useful 
websites for college students 


Free books you ask? I have the 
perfect website for that. Proj- 
ect Gutenberg was created in 
1971 as a way for students and 
anyone else who was interested, 
to download full text of free 
books. The website is claimed to 
have more than 32,000 books in 
possession for free downloads 
as well as 50 new books every 
week. This website would be 
perfect for those students who 
forget to grab that last book out 
of the library. The books even 
work on the Kindle and iPad. 
Some popular books avail- 
able on the website are Mark 
Twain's, "The Adventures of 
Huckleberry Finn," as well as 
"Importance of Being Earnest" 
by Oscar Wilde. 




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I use it quite often 
in my literature and 
English classes/' 

Melinda Bahruth, 



Not every book or poem you 
read is going to be completey 
understood the first time you 
read it. That's why there is 
SparkNotes, a website where 
a quick summary of (almost) 
every book you read during col- 
lege is. There is a vast amount of 
books located on this website. 
Each one has a summary, char- 
acter anaylsis, plot overview and 
summaries of each chapter (if 
applicable). It is a great website 
if at 3 a.m., you quickly remem- 
ber the library is not open, but 
SparkNotes is open 24/7. "I use 
SparkNotes quite often in my 
literature and English classes. It 
helps me understand the topics 
we are assigned," says freshmen 
Melinda Bahruth, Augusta. 






This next website that I think 
is useful for students will go 
against everything you have 
been told since you first learned 
about its existence. Wikipedia. 
Almost every teacher I have had 
since middle school has told 
me, never use Wikipedia. The 
main (and not only) reason is 
because anyone and everyone 
can put anything and every- 
thing on there. Yes, it's true- to 
an extent. If something is go- 
ing to be changed on an article 
viewed many times a day (Earth, 
Barack Obama, Honda Civic) the 
changes are going to last min- 
utes, if that. And that is why I 
want you to use Wikipedia. Grab 
some quick information about a 
topic and research more about 
it. It is truly a great way to start 
a research paper, just don't cite 
directly from Wikipedia. That 
will land you a guaranteed F on 
your next paper. 


Admit it, not every teacher you 
have had at Butler has been 
your favorite. There have been 
ups and downs, favorite teach- 
ers you never want again ( or 
want to torture your friends 
with). And then there is Rate My 
Professor. It gives ratings for the 
majority of teachers at Butler, as 
well as an overall rating for each 
Butler campus. The website 
users (which might be your fel- 
low classmates or you) can also 
insert a small summary about 
the teacher and what class they 
were enrolled in. I have used it 
on multiple occasions and have 
avoided an unpleasant class 
with an unpleasant teacher. 

Rate My 

Spring 2011 


Summer Classes 

Alaina Cohen 
Staff Writer 

To goto school in the 
summer or not to go 
to school is the million 
dollar question for most 
college students. There 
are lots of advantages to taking 
summer classes and as with any- 
thing else, there are disadvantages 
too. One of the advantages to tak- 
ing classes in the summer is being 
able catch up on college credits 
instead of overloading during the 
Fall and Spring semesters. Another 
advantage is that you have an 
opportunity to get into popular 
classes that may be hard to enroll 
in during the regular school year. 
Summer school may be the only 
time for you to take certain classes 
that are outside your major during 
the semester. 

" I'm talking summer 
classes so I can get a couple more 

[classes] out of the way and it will 
be less stressful. I don't know what 
I am taking yet, I haven't looked," 
says Alexis Schueller, Andale fresh- 

Summer school usually has 
smaller class sizes, which may be 
an easier learning environment for 
some students. Now, with all these 
great reasons to take summer 
classes there are a few things to 
look out for. 

" Summer school really 
doesn't have any disadvantages, 
except that it goes a lot faster and 
you really have to concentrate, 
but it's good for students who are 
returning or just trying to catch up 
without overloading themselves 
during the Fall and Spring semes- 
ter," says Glenn Lyrgrisse, Dean of 
Enrollment Management. 

Summer classes meet for 8 
weeks, half of the time you would 
spend in a classroom during the 

normal Fall and Spring semester. 
You may have less work but it will 
be tougher to catch up if you miss 
or fall behind. Financially it may be 
harder on your wallet, instead of 
just overloading during the school 

" I'm not taking any classes 
this summer. I plan to work and 
save up for school since I have to 
pay for school myself," says Kristen 
McCune, Valley Center sophomore. 

For some, summer may be 
a time to hang out at the pool with 
a glass of cool lemonade or maybe, 
for some overachievers, it may be 
to the high road to getting your 
degree faster. 

" The advantages to taking 
summer classes is that it's quicker 
and they're good if you only have a 
few credits left and want to finish 
up your degree, but they require 
large blocks of time, and that's not 
something I have," McCune says. 

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In the summer of 2010, 
2,164 students enrolled for class- 
es with a total of 11,704 credit 
hours. As of April 2011 the sum- 
mer enrollment and credit hours 
reached 12,549. So far, 161 more 
students enrolled this summer 
than last summer. 

" Most of these students 
are a mix. Either they are return- 
ing students trying to catch up or 
they are students from another 
college and live locally and try- 
ing to get their general education 
classes out of the way," Lygrisse 

Most of the students who 
enroll for summer classes are 
taking gen eds. Some students 
are fresh out of high school and 
looking to get ahead or continu- 
ing their education through the 
summer. A&P classes are most 
likely to fill up the fastest so be 
sure if you are wanting to take 

one of those classes, get in fast. 
Students who usually take A&P 
classes do so completing a pre- 
requisite for their nursing degree. 

"Butler offers small class 
sizes compared to Spring and 
Fall, a user friendly atmosphere, 
confidence and teachers actually 
see the summer as a legitimate 
semester," Lygrisse says. 

Taking classes in the 
summer may not be as fun but it 
definitely has its advantages. This 
summer you may decide to finally 
take that cruise or bungee jump 
off the Golden Gate Bridge or 

even, Heaven forbid, get ahead on 
your degree by taking classes this 
summer. Whatever you choose this 
summer, have a great one. 

Spring 2011 




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Butler Growth 

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Managing Editor 

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hen you're 
a senior and 
finishing high 
school, you have 
probably been 
debating where to go for college for 
about a year or so now, and 10,116 
students choose to attend Butler 
Community College last fall. 

This boost in numbers has 
posed some questions. Will the 
classes at Butler become crowded? 
Is Butler adding more classes to 
accommodate the extra students? 

"The average class size at 
Butler is increasing. A lot more 
classes are being filled to capacity 
instead of having 5 or 6 empty 
seats," says William Rinkenbaugh, 
vice-president of student services. 

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More and more of us have chosen 
Butler, and the majority of the 
students at Butler attend the Andover 
campus. Fifty percent of Butlers' 
population of students attends the 
Butler of Andover Campus. Butler 
Community College is known for 
having multiple campuses. We have 
a total of six major campuses. These 
campuses include: El Dorado, Andover, 
Rose Hill, Flint Hills (Marion and 
Council Grove), McConnell Air Force 
Base, and online courses. So what 
made all of us decide to attend one or 
more of the six Butler campuses? Well, 
everyone has their own reasons, and 
whatever those reasons may be, more 
of us are going to college. 

According to the National 
Center for Educational Statistics 
(NCES), "the number of young 
students has been growing more 
rapidly than the number of older 
students, but this pattern is expected 
to shift. Between 1995 and 2006, the 
enrollment of students under age 25 
increased by 33 percent. Enrollment 
of people 25 and over rose by 13 
percent during the same period. From 
2006 to 2017, NCES projects a rise of 
10 percent in enrollments of people 
under 25, and a rise of 19 percent in 
enrollments of people 25 and over." 
With all these rising numbers we 


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wonder if Butler, known for the quality 
and small classes, is going to have 
to increase the number of students 
per class in turn making the one-on- 
one time with teachers diminish and 
become harder to come by. 

"We will not sacrifice our quality 
for the increased numbers," says 

More classes to choose from 
over more students per class, sounds 
like a great way to adjust to the rising 
numbers in enrollment. 

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A Nursing Community 

Many people have heard about the nursing pro- 
gram Butler has to offer. However, that's about 
all people who aren't in the program know 
about it. While community colleges may some- 
times have a bad connotation that all the classes are easy, this 
is an intense program the students go through. After finishing 
the two year program, students will be a licensed practical 
nurse (LPN). 

The process to get into the nursing program takes four steps. 
According to Butler's website, the first step is admission into 
the college. This is the same for every student who wishes 
to attend Butler, even if they are not enrolling in the nurs- 

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ing program. The second step is gaining admission into the 
program. Some of the steps to do this are: completing the 
required prerequisites, taking the admission assessment exam 
and handing in an application for the nursing program. The 
third and fourth steps are ranking for final selection and being 
accepted. Each fall and spring semester 56 new students are 
added to the program. 

Some people have come to Butler for the nursing program 
because it has been recommended to them by other nurses. A 
nurse from the Susan B. Allen hospital says that Butler nursing 
students were always trained very well. At Wesley Medical 
Center, the nurses also have high praises for the Butler nursing 

Nursing students Anne Boerstler, 
Mindy Dungan, Amanda Downtain, 
Kelly Estep and Alexa Rhoades vol- 
unteering at the Food Bank. Katie 
Fast says, "We try to give back to 
the community in some way every 
semester whether that be through 
blood drives, clothes drives for the 
women's shelter, putting together 
backpacks for kids at the food bank, 
or donating toys and supplies to the 
pediatric unit." 


Another reason the students come is for 
the price. Because it's a community col- 
lege, Butler is much less expensive than 
a four-year college. This is a huge plus for 
any person who is trying to save money. 

One handy thing about the nursing 
program is the scheduling. The nursing 
class is one ten-hour class. These students 
don't have to worry about juggling other 
classes or a harder registration. At other 
colleges, nursing students struggle with 
this problem. Each semester there is a 
four-six hour block class plus the clinicals. 
Sometimes there might be two days of 
classes, but oftentimes the teachers give 
the students a day just for studying. 

Katie Fast, Newton sophomore, says 
"The nursing students become their own 
community. You are with the same 56 
people for all four semesters, with about 

20 more who join during the third semes- 
ter for the LPN to RN degree completion 

Lavonn Busenitz, Butler alumna of the 
nursing program, says, "I was impressed 
by the instructor's desire for us students 
to excel and learn as much as we could. I 
am glad that Butler allowed us to get right 
into the hospital setting the first semester, 
so we were able to put the skills learned 
in class into action." 

The nursing program helps students 
not only know the information, but they 
also know how to practice it. Throughout 
the semester, the students are required 
to have two 8-hour days of clinical each 
week. This helps the students have an 
easier transfer into working at a hospital 
after Butler. 

Busenitz says, "Each semester we were 
able to use more and more skills in clini- 

cal, so when I became an actual nurse, I 
wasn't lost. I feel like the content from the 
classes allowed me to 'hit the ground run- 
ning' when I was hired." 

Students who have attained their LPN 
can also apply at Butler for Advanced 
Standing. More information on how to 
enter this program can be found at http:// 

The nursing program at Butler is well- 
known to nurses and students looking into 
this field. Not only is it a place for stu- 
dents to come to get their LPN, but nurses 
who already have their LPN can come to 
Butler to work towards their RN. These 
students will be taught what they need to 
know to become a LPN and will put the 
information they gain into practice all four 
semesters they are here. 

Reneice Shook, Katie Fast and 
Christie Jacobs waiting for a 
test to begin. 

Leah McKnight Milligan and Mindy Dungan at post conference 
during clinicals. Through clinicals the nursing students get the 
chance to put what they learn into practice and obtain experi- 
ence which will impact their future as nurses. 

Spring 2011 



Transfer Guide 

The how- 
Undergraduate Enrollment < 


2011-2012 Tution 

$8,732 in-state 
$21,539 out-of-state 

Acceptance Rate 

91.4 % 

Application Fee 


Degrees Offered 

Over 190 undergraduate 


March 11 for Scholarships 
May 1 for Admission 



Other Information 

24 credit hours required for transfer students 

Use http://odmissions. ku. edu/credit/transfer/ 

to check to see if the classes you have taken 

transfer to the University of Kansas 

information courtesy of 

Undergraduate Enrollment 


2011-2012 Tution 

$7,376 in-state 
$18,404 out-of-state 

Acceptance Rate 


Application Fee 


Degrees Offered 

Over 250 undergraduate 


Nov. 1 for Scholarships 
May 1 for Admission 


Other Information 

24 credit hours required for transfer students 
Use http://consider. k-state. edu/admissionreps/ 
index.htm to contact your admission represen- 
tative for the area you live in 

information courtesy of k-state. ed 

Undergraduate Enrollment 


2010-2011 Tution 

$4,848 in-state 
$21,539 out-of-state 

Acceptance Rate 

86.3 % 

Application Fee 


Degrees Offered 

Over 100 undergraduate 

Community Col lege 


March 1 for Scholarships 
Rolling Admission 


Other Information 

24 credit hours required for transfer stu- 

undergraduate/ to find the 
admissions employee you will need. 

information courtesy of 




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Design Editor 

nformation courtesy of 

Undergraduate Enrollment 


2010-2011 Tution 

$8,732 in-state 
$13,924 out-of-state 

Acceptance Rate 

88.6 % 

Application Fee 


Degrees Offered 

Over 100 undergraduate 


Anytime for Scholarships 
Rolling Admission 


(316) 978-3430 
admissions. asp 
Other Information 

24 credit hours required for transfer stu- 

nformation courtesy 

Undergraduate Enrollment 


2011-2012 Tution 

$3,942 in-state 
$12,339 out-of-state 

Acceptance Rate 

92.6 % 

Application Fee 


Degrees Offered 

Over 60 


Feb. 15 for Scholarships 
Rolling Admission 


(785) 628-5666 

Other Information 

24 credit hours required for transfer stu- 

Undergraduate Enrollment 


2011-2012 Tution 

$4,374 in-state 
$13,578 out-of-state 

Acceptance Rate 


Application Fee 


Degrees Offered 

60 undergraduate 

nformation courtesy of 


Anytime for Scholarships 
Rolling Admission 


(877) 468-6378 

Other Information 

24 credit hours required for transfer stu- 

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Behind the Scenes 


Aspire to be a star! Butler's 
theatre department gives 
students the opportunity 
to be inquisitive and 
successful in a fun environment. 
Students can take a bow under 
Butler's top notch lighting system 
on the main stage. Theatre 
students perform four productions 
a year to help students get the 
feel of what it's like "being in 
the spotlight." This year the 
productions included Little Mary 
Sunshine, Almost, Main, Forbidden 
Princess (a children's play) and 
Bless Me, Father. 

"I started getting involved in 
theatre when I was in 8 tn grade 
at my church youth group. It was 
a lot of fun so I just stuck with 
it. I like acting. I like entertaining 
people and making them laugh. 
It feels good to make people 
feel good," says Laura Annen, 
Whitewater sophomore. 

Butler's Theatre Department 
offers a lot more to students 
than what meets the eye. Many 
students receive scholarships after 
high school to come to Butler's 
performing arts program. 

"I came to Butler because I 
got a scholarship that pays for my 
books and tuition," says Annen. 
One of the department's 


Alaina Cohen 
Staff Writer 

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productions, Bless Me, Father, 
premiered spring 2011. Bless Me, 
Father is a comedy about priests. 
All the action begins when Father 
Charles mistakenly believes that 
Father Richard's sister, Susan, 
does not want Father Richard to 
marry her and her fiance. The 
comedy had audiences rolling 
on the floor laughing. The dates 
of the performances were April 
14-16. It took a lot of hard work 
and dedication for these actors to 
ace their performance. Students 
had practice from 6:30-9:30 
p.m. Monday through Friday and 
sometimes practices were 6-9 p.m. 
The practices went on for 6 weeks 
before the actual performance. 
The cast ranged from 15 to 20 
people and only about 30 people 

"It was a good, bright comedy 
and it was a nice ending to a year, 
that's why I chose this play," 
director Bob Peterson says. 

For some, the stage may be a 
second home, a home away from 
home, and others enjoy building 
sets and making their imaginations 
come alive. To others it may be 
an escape from reality, a chance 
to transform themselves into 
someone else and leave their 
problems behind. 

"Theatre is fun and it's 
something to do. Most people 
don't want to do theatre because 
they get nervous being up on 
stage and performing in front of 
everybody, but it's really not a big 
deal. It's just one big family. It's 
so hands on too! You learn how 
to build sets and you can take 
classes to do stage makeup. You 
just really learn a lot," says Johnna 
Hasting, Towanda freshman. 

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Bless Me. 


There are many ways that 
students can be involved with 
theatre besides just acting. There 
is set building, lighting, sound, 
music, choreography and stage di- 
recting. Students have to be very 
dedicated if they want to succeed 
in theatre. Like other activities, 
theatre requires time for practice 
and rehearsing before the actor 
can even be considered "worthy" 
of being on stage and performing 
in front of a live audience. 

"The one, I guess, disadvan- 
tage to being in theatre is it takes 
a long time, and a lot of hard 
work, but it's all well worth it in 
the end," Annen says. 

Most students who are in- 
volved in theatre in college had 
previously been involved in high 

"I was involved in theatre 
all through high school. I just 
thought it was fun and I wanted 
to continue in college. Although, 
I really don't like the small space 
that Butler has. I do like the 
people and the environment. If 

I didn't get the 
scholarship for 
theatre, I prob- 
ably wouldn't 
major in it. I 
would major in 
something like 
science," Hasting 

Theatre is a 
great opportunity! 
to grow and open 
doors to the 
future. Theatre 
is an expression 
of the heart and 
soul. It opens 
your mind and 
spirit, allowing 
you to become anybody and every 
body you want to. It feeds the soul 
So, are you hungry? 

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Right page pictures, clockwise. 
1. Josh Gibbs with the layup 
against Garden City. 2. Lane 
Lindhorst fighting for posses- 
sion. 3. Zac Bargen loses the 
defense. 4. Chantee Louis 
chases after loose ball. 5. Tierra 
Andrews with a reverse layup. 
6. April Miller D's up versus 

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Right page pictures, clockwise. 1. Running 
bases. 2. Throwing pitches. 3. Damarious 
Randall back at third. 4. Clarisa Navarro 
safe! 5. Strike! 6. Butler player gets uni- 
form dirty as he slides into third. 

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Job Fair 

Kayla Banzet/ Grizzly 

Kayla Banzet 
Editor in Chief 

Suits, ties and booths 
filled the student union 
at the Butler Andover 
campus on March 29. 
Butler hosted their an- 
nual Career Fair for students. This 
year at the fair Butler welcomed 
30 employers to set up booths and 
be available to students who are 
on the job hunt. 

One might wonder what 
the importance of a job fair is. 

According to Loretta Pat- 
terson, from Career Services, 
students need jobs too. 

"The job fair is a good way 
to practice with meeting employ- 

ers," says Patterson. 

The fair allows students to 
get the inside scoop from employ- 
ers on how to apply for jobs and 
obtain a job. 

There were a variety of 
employers for students to choose 
from such as the Air Force, Child- 
Start and Friends University. The 
fair offered opportunities for 
everything from part-time jobs, 
internships and careers. Summer 
jobs have become popular at this 

"Many students look for 
jobs during the summer or intern- 
ships. They [internships] look great 
on a resume," says Patterson. 

Not only did Butler hold the 
fair but they also gave students a 

chance to prepare for the fair. 

On March 14, at the El 
Dorado campus and on March 16 
at the Andover campus, students 
were able to go and learn how to 
prep for the fair. Students learned 
tasks such as tying a tie, polish- 
ing shoes, how to properly shake 
hands and overall how to make the 
job fair a success for themselves. 

"About 12 students attend- 
ed the prep-event in El Dorado and 
about 8 attended in Andover," says 

Students who attended the 
fair were able to register for door 

The Job Fair opens oppor- 
tunities for Butler students to mar- 
ket themselves to local businesses. 

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Butler students visit employ- 
ers' booths in the Andover 
Student Union during the 
career fair on March 29. 






Compare the Cons 

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Managing Editor 

Coordination problems 
Slurred speech 
Heart disease 
Liver disease 
Liver cancers 

Most people use 3ICOrlOl when they are in 
a social environment to mellow out and relax. Some 
even use it to numb pain. The effects of it on the body 
can be life threatening and increased consumption can 

Impaired judgment 
Memory loss 
Lack of concentration 
Impaired vision and hearing 
Slower reactions 
Mood swings 
and much more... 

So why do we pour this down our throats? 
Why do hundreds of people, nightly, go out and 
drink to get drunk? When did drinking a glass of 
wine at dinner become going to the club and getting 

Should we make alcohol illegal? Should we 
up their age to drink to 25? Maybe then we'll have 
responsible drinkers? Cause that's what all the 
companies want us to do, right? I mean it says it in 
the commercials "Please Drink Responsibly." Or do 
they want us to get drunk, and drink until we are 
sick and dying? 

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Some say that alcohol and drugs have negative effects 
on the body, but yet we legalize them to anyone of 
a certain age. Some think that if we legalize one un- 
healthy habit we should legalize them all. Some see 
that if we just legalize it all and tax it, we will be able to 
control the amount being distributed, and in turn decrease our 
violence. The statistics may say it all... 

NlCOtine is the most addictive chemical in 
smoking tobacco; however there are other ways to ingest 
tobacco, such as chewing. Both are bad for your body 
and can cause many medical conditions including: 
heart attacks 

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 
chronic bronchitis 
lung cancer 

cancers of the larynx and mouth 
pancreatic cancer 
and much more... 

Even though they know these possibilities, people 
continue to smoke or chew. They sell cigarettes in every 
convenience store. Anyone over the age of 18 can get 
their hands on a pack of them. 
Is that right? 

Should we even have something so deathly bad 
for us available for people to purchase? Should we out- 
law cigarettes, or would that be a waste of money, and 
be going too far? Would it help people decide that they 
are bad and that they should quit? I doubt it. People 
will still smoke their cigarettes, and still chew. People will 
make bad choices whether it's legal or not. So should we 
continue to sell it in stores in packs, and tax it. 

Behind alcohol, 
caffeine, and tobacco, 

Cannabis (Marijua- 
na) is a popular rec- 
reational drug around 
the world. According to 
NORML (National Orga- 
nization of the Reform 
of Marijuana Laws), in 
the United States alone, 
around 100 million 

Americans have at least tried cannabis, with 25 mil- 
lion Americans having used it within the past year. The 
primary psychoactive effects of cannabis include a state 
of relaxation. 

The effects completely wear off after approxi- 
mately three hours. However, if a large amount is taken 
orally the effects may last longer. 

Cannabis is one of the lowest drugs rated on 
dependence and comparing to both alcohol and nico- 
tine. However, if you use cannabis every day, you can 
experience some psychological withdrawal symptoms 
such as: irritability, insomnia, and stressing easily. 

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is used as a treat- 
ment for a wide range of medical conditions which 
seems to be a highlight discussion these days. The 
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledges 
that "there has been considerable interest in its use 
for the treatment of a number of conditions, including 
glaucoma, AIDS wasting, treatment of spasticity associ- 
ated with multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-induced 
nausea." The agency has not approved "medical mari- 

One form of cannabis (cannabinoids) is avail- 
able by prescription in some parts of the U.S. for 
nausea and vomiting. The FDA does facilitate scientific 
investigations into the medical uses of cannabinoids 

Other reported effects include the treatment of 
epilepsy, depression, bipolar disorders, blood pressure 
and more. 

If smoked, cannabis can cause cancer, and 
smoking anything is harmful, but proven studies show 
that someone who smokes five joints a week takes in 
as much cancer-causing compounds as someone who 
smokes a full pack of cigarettes a day. 






Caffeine Intoxication "caffeine jitters" 

People drink caffeine on a daily basis, from cof- 
fee to pop, it's everywhere, even in the candy bar you 
snacked on the other day.The symptoms of caffeine intoxi- 
cation are similar to overdoses of other stimulants. It may 

increased urination 

gastrointestinal disturbance 

muscle twitching 


and irregular or rapid heartbeat 

arger overdoses: 

mania hallucinations 

depression anxiety 

lapses in judgment heart palpitations 

disorientation increased stomach acid 

disinhibition erosive esophagitis 


So why do we allow a five year old to buy a pop? 
Why do we train our children to harm themselves slowly 
by intaking all the bad chemicals that we allow them to 
have? Should we stop selling candy, pop and coffee? No, 
because everything in moderation is not going to cause 
these problems. 

So many things have negative effects on 
the body, and we allow pretty much anyone to 
purchase it. Everything can become an unhealthy 
habit, so should we make it all completely ille- 
gal and raise our violence statistics, or put these 
substances in stores, tax them, control them, and 
place restrictions on them? 

Fall 2010 



Budget cuts 

Emily Kindel 
Staff Writer 

Amanda Peters 
Staff Writer 


Butler not affected by threat o 

et cuts 


Two words, budget cuts. When you hear those 
two words millions of things go through your 
head. What department is going to be affect- 
ed, is your favorite activity going to get cut, will 
you be able to still have your favorite teacher 
teach you? 

^^J College is supposed to be the best thing that 
ever happened to you, so you have heard. But what you 
didn't hear that most people don't talk about is how they 
deal with their money issues and how they try to save 
without spending so much. 

With all the problems going around the world 
most people don't think it will affect them, when in real- 
ity it will, and it will hit them hard. One of the biggest 
issues affecting everyone now are gas prices. 

It wouldn't be such a problem if you didn't have 
to rely on it, but you do, because it is your transporta- 
tion. And for some people it might be their lifeline. Even 
though the prices are going up, people won't stop buy- 
ing, filling up their vehicles because they use them on a 
daily basis. 

Though budget cuts are not always ideal, they are 
necessary in order to fix our state budget deficit. Sadly, 
some people will be affected more than others. 

Example, say you want to take a certain class, 
because one of your friends told you about it the year 
before while you were taking a break from school. And 
once you start enrolling you start asking if they still have 



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that same program and come to find out they don't. The 
reason is because they had to cut it. 

According to Jackie Vietti, Butler President, 
"There are no proposed cuts to higher education for the 
2011-12 year. Nor are there any proposed cuts for the 
remainder of this fiscal year." 

However, even if there happens to be some 
budget cuts, Butler is prepared, since they have set aside 
$6Q0,000. This makes it so they will not be affected by 
any budget reductions that may happen in the next year. 

"Though, without the expectation of any new 
monies from the state, it will be incumbent upon our 
budget officers, our senior management, me as presi- 
dent, and the board of trustees to endorse a budget that 
maximizes our finite resources and re-allocates a portion 
of those resources to address areas of greater need in 
order to provide the best possible service to our students 
and our communities," says Vietti. 

While Butler stands in good shape, some of the 
state's school districts are being faced with the harsh 
reality of budget cuts. 

As of Friday, March 11, Kansas Governor Sam 
Brownback cut $56.5 million. Most of these cuts will 
be affecting the schools. State aid will be cut to $75 per 
student, taking it from $4,012 to $3,937. Some other cuts 
include reductions in trie arts commission, Department 
of Wildlife and Parks, higher education and operating 
budgets for the attorney general. 



Spring 2011 




Jason Hamm, intramurals 
director, teaches Cassie Larkin, 
Maize freshman, the proper 
way to grip a club. 

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Community College ■ 


Emily Kindel 
Staff Writer 

Winding up, Jason Hamm, 
intramurals director, tries for 
a hole in one. Below, Garrett 
Fitzmier, Maize freshman, 
practices his swing. 

Photos by Emily Kindel/Gr/zz/y 

ver wanted to play a 
sport and not have to be 
committed to it for the 
whole year? Or maybe 
you already have a vocal 

scholarship, but you still want to play 
golf or pickle ball in your spare time? 

Butler's intramurals provides an ar- 
ray of activities for students so they 
can participate, but not stress over 
it taking up too much time in their 
lives. Sports include dodgeball, 3-on- 
3 basketball, golf, softball, 5-on-5 
soccer and even pickle ball. Intra- 
murals consists of sports that most 
people have played in either middle 
school or high school. 

Students don't have to have 
a physical on file to play and can 
choose however many sports they 
wish to participate in. Intramurals is 
set up for all students, even if they 
don't live on campus. 

"I have fun participating in 
intramurals. It is fun hanging out 
with other students and meeting 
new people," says Garrett Fitzmier, 
Maize freshman. 

The team doesn't have any 
practices. And availabilty just de- 
pends on the sport. 

The table tennis match did 
not have quite the turnout that 
Jason Hamm, the intramurals direc- 
tor, was looking for, but that was due 
to there being a baseball game that 
same day. 

"The baseball team makes up 
for most of the guys who enjoy table 
tennis, but since they had a game 
not very many people showed up," 
says Hamm. 

Hamm tries to schedule 
games around sporting and academ- 
ic events. But sometimes it doesn't 
always work out. 

For the first time in three 
years, golf was brought back to intra- 
murals on March 31 at Prairie Trails 
golf course. With a turnout of 12 
people, golf proved to be successful. 

"It was fun laughing at 
people because none of us actually 
knew how to golf," says Cassie Lar- 
kin, Maize freshman. 

Spring 2011 





Attitude,att it u d e, 
attitude. According 
to Maize High School 
i assistant wrestling coach 
Zach Hentzen, Wichita sophomore, 
a good attitude is the main quality 
that makes a good wrestler. 

Hentzen would be one to ask 
about the qualities of a good 
wrestler. It is practically in his blood. 
His three older brothers all have 
been wrestlers. Hentzen started 
wrestling at his older brothers' 
practices when he was only 4-years- 
old, just goofing around. 

According to Hentzen, he 
wasn't very good when he started 
competing at age five at Northwest 
High School's Youth Club. 

"When I was really little, I would 
get pinned and get up and just 
smile," Hentzen says. "There were 
times I wanted to quit and try like, 
basketball or something, but I kept 
going to practice." 

This kind of determination is just 
another quality needed to make it 
as a wrestler. Hentzen says if you 
can work hard, there's not much 
else you can do. 

"I've always thought that you've 
got to be kinda crazy to wrestle: 
cutting weight and constantly going 
at practice. Just finding a good 
challenge and physically trying to 
overpower your opponent." 

Right before 

Communitv Colleae 

before Hentzen 

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began junior high, he started 
practicing more and getting better. 
He attended several camps, 
including the J. Robinson Intensive 
Wrestling Camp, a 28-day intensive 
camp in Minnesota. By the end of 
the month-long camp, Hentzen and 
the other wrestlers had to be able 
to run 15 miles. 

Hentzen became an underdog his 
freshman year of high school. But 
because of his aggressive training, 
he could surprise an opponent in 
matches with a pin, which helped 
him go to and win state. After this 
victory, Hentzen says for the next 
three years all he wanted was to get 
back to state. 

His sophomore year he won first 
place at state but did not have such 
luck the following year. 

"My junior year I ended up 
blowing it at state," Hentzen says. 
"My dad was sick with cancer and 
in Houston getting chemo." 

His dad was always coaching 
Hentzen and his brothers, but since 
he couldn't be there Hentzen just 
wasn't focused. 

"My senior year, there was no 
stopping me for state. I was all fired 

After looking through the school's 
records, Hentzen discovered that 
the record for takedowns was 21. 
He became determined to both win 
state and break the record. 

"I got 21 takedowns in four 
matches to claim the Maize 
takedown record. In the finals I 
took the kid down, let him up a 
few times, then pinned him. It was 
awesome," Hentzen says with a 
huge grin on his face. "That was just 
my tournament to win, and I wasn't 

Shauna Greenlee 
Staff Writer 

letting anything stop me." 

After graduating high school, 
Hentzen went on to Pratt 
Community College for a year on 
a wrestling scholarship before 
coming to Butler. 

This year, Maize's new head 
wrestling coach, Mike Schauer, 
wanted a few extra hands and 
called Hentzen asking for some 
help. This has been Hentzen's first 
season working as a coach, but he 
said he really enjoys it so far. 

"It's a lot of fun. I just really enjoy 
helping the kids get better. It really 
helps the sport." 

According to Hentzen, his favorite 
part of the coaching is seeing 
the kids improve and compete 
in matches with actual wrestling 
moves. This helps instill confidence 
in them, which, Hentzen said, 
makes it a lot more fun when they 
do well. 

"It's just a lot like being on a high 
school wrestling team again. I go to 
practice every day and to weigh- 
ins early in the morning. And then 
I'm at the tournament all day on 
Saturdays. I'm even worn out at the 
end of the day." 

Even though he's been surrounded 
by wrestling his whole life and even 
works with it, Hentzen would love 
for Butler to offer wrestling. 

"I just want them to have it so 
bad. I think it would attract a lot of 
students. Or even just [offering] an 
intramural or wrestling class." 

Hentzen has a deep-rooted love 
for wrestling, which keeps him 
going back to practice day after day, 
even if he's not the one competing. 

"I feel like I should pass some 
wrestling knowledge on." 

The Hentzen brothers pose for a 
fake "Sports" magazine in 1997. 
From left to right: Zach, Joe, Beau, 
Chris and Luke. All five Hentzen 
boys wrestled. 

Hentzen poses excitedly after win- 
ning state his sophomore year at 
Maize High School. Hentzen's most 
memorable match was from this 
tournament: he escaped with a 
head lock from bottom position and 
knocked the contacts straight out of 
his opponent's eyes. 

Hentzen stands with the 2005 Kan- 
sas High School State Wrestling 
bracket after winning state. 

Spring 2011 




Amir Peyton 
Student Sports Media 

Jessica Claassen 


So far, it has been a rocky 
season for Butler's base- 
ball team. At the begin- 
ning of the season the 
Grizzlies were doing well. 
They do a great job protecting 
their home turf, but when it is time 
to travel they get homesick. Butler 
has a home record of 13-4 and an 
away record of 2-10. They are 6-10 
inside the Jayhawk West Confer- 
ence. Some reasons for the trouble 
this season are that Butler has a 
young team with only 10 sopho- 
mores. With a young team comes 
little experience. There have been 
a couple games postponed due to 
weather issues. 

When asked about the sea- 
son, Head Coach B.J. McVay says, 

"We had our ups and downs. We 
haven't played consistent. We'll 
play three good games then turn 
around and play three bad ones. 
If we can get more consistent we 
can turn this season around. On 
offense we're good, on the mound 
we're good but we are not consis- 
tent on defense. " 

Some of the key players 
for the Grizzlies are Brayon Col- 
ley, Pensacola, Fla. freshman, Kyle 
Kinman, Omaha, Neb. sophomore, 
Brennan Murphy, Oklahoma City, 
Okla. sophomore, and Michael Pat- 
man, Stillwater, Okla. sophomore. 
Murphy has a best batting average 
of .432, 28 runs, 38 hits and 16 RBI. 
Culley leads the team with 40 hits 
and he is tied with Murphy for the 

most runs with 28. Kinman does 
a little bit of everything for the 
Grizzlies. He pitches and hits. That 
is not very common for a pitcher. 
Kinman has 20 runs and 34 hits. He 
leads the team with 29 RBI. 

Coach McVay says, "Mur- 
phy is having a good season. He is 
hitting .410 from the plate." 
. Starting catcher Seth 
Wheeler plays a major part on the 
team and Kinman hits .350 from 
the plate. He plays in the outfield 
and is a starting pitcher. 

As of early April the Griz- 
zlies have an overall record of 
17-16 and they are 9-11 in the 
Jayhawk West Conference. 

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Chad Hogan 

Student Sports Media 


The Lady Grizzlies' Softball team 
has had a productive season so 
far 30 games into the season 
with a very good 24-6 record. 
Butler got a great jump on the 
season starting off 9-0, beating Northern 
Oklahoma-Tonkawa, Hutchinson and Neo- 
sho, run ruling Neosho in both games, all in 
doubleheaders for the first six wins for the 
season. The Lady Grizzlies then traveled to 
Texas where they extended their streak but 
found their first two losses of the season. 

In the two day Temple Tournament 
the Lady Grizzlies were the black sheep of 
the crowd being the only team that wasn't 
from Texas in the tourney. The first day 
Butler showed their Kansas dominance, 
winning all three of their games versus San 
Jacinto South, Ranger College and Galves- 
ton. The second day was against much 
harder teams in the Howard Hawks, who 
are currently 23-14, and Midland College 
who was ranked sixth in the nation at the 
time. The Lady Grizzlies got a taste of their 
first two losses, losing to Howard 11-6, 
then Midland 7-1. 

"We have gained a lot from our 
losses this year," said Head Coach Doug 

Backing up Coach Chance after his 
team's first two losses of the season they 
went on a 14 game tear, beating every 
team by a very respectable margin. Out 
of those 14 games the Grizzlies run ruled 
those teams, all in just five innings, in nine 
of those contests. The largest margin of 
victory was versus the Barton Cougars, 
beating them 15-0. 

By the start of April the Grizzlies 
were very impressive with a 22-2 record 
and were recognized as ninth in the nation 
but the start of April wasn't too friendly to 
the Grizzlies. It started with the two day 
Johnson Tournament where the Grizzlies 
started well, beating Iowa Central 7-3 but 
then losing to Indian Hills, Iowa 3-1 on 
the first day and both teams the second 
day, Iowa Central 3-2 and then Indian Hills 
3-2. After the tournament Butler played a 
doubleheader against the Seward Saints, 
losing their fourth game in a row, and their 
sixth loss of the season, 3-1 but then came 

back to end the losing streak, run rul- 
ing the Saints in the second game of the 
doubleheader 8-0 in five innings. 

"Our strong suit is definitely our 
pitching. It has been consistent all season 
long," says Chance. 

Pitcher Courtney Kasson, Law- 
rence, Kan. sophomore, stands out a little 
more of the three pitchers with an ERA 
of 1.940 and 57 strikeouts in 83 innings 

"I couldn't crown an MVP of the 
season because in a way that would be 
cheating everyone else since everyone else 
has done well," says Chance. 

Each lady has done her job all sea- 
son and as coach said it's unfair to single 
any one player out without mentioning all 
the other women on the team. 

This team has come very far this 
season and looks like the favorite to win 
the Region Six this year and maybe even 
the National Tournament. 

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