January 23, 2009

Volume 125, Issue 13

The Scarlet and Black

First College Newspaper West of the Mississippi Grinnell College Grinnell, IA

Elena Bernal promoted to new vice president
Position signals commitment to diversity and achievement, Osgood said
BY M ANDO MONTANO Though the majority of recent news coming out of the President’s office has focused on budget problems and spending cuts, over break there was rare news of expansion. The week before the start of spring semester, the College announced the addition of a new vice president position with the promotion of Elena Bernal ’94 to vice president of Diversity and Achievement. Bernal, who was serving as special assistant to the president for Diversity and Achievement, will change more in title than in role. “We’re not changing the job very much, we’re recognizing that things are going well and giving her a title that fits with the rest of the liberal arts college,” said President Russell K. Osgood. Bernal’s role as vice president is similar to her previous post as special assistant. Bernal continues to oversee campus diversity enrichment programs such as Posse and Grinnell Diversity Leaders Program, to work with faculty in hiring and maintaining diverse faculty, and to set up administrative accountability to ensure that admissions engages in multicultural recruitment. Bernal said that while her role may not seem to change much, it represents a step towards an increased emphasis on diversity. “It’s not one particular thing I’m doing,” Bernal said of her position. “But it’s monit o r i n g “We’re not changing the job very much, across several areas, we’re recognizing that things are going how diwell and giving here a title that ts with versity and equality the rest of the liberal arts college.” come into play on Russell K. Osgood campus.” T h e President biggest change in B e r n a l ’s position is that she will now supervise the Office of Institutional Research, which is conducting research for the Campus Climate Project, an investigation of student, staff and faculty attitudes regarding diversity on campus. Bernal previously was the head of Institutional Research at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania before she came to work at Grinnell last year. Bernal will continue to work as the administrative liaison to students for the Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles Posses. “She’s been sort of a stronghold for me,” said L.A. Posse member Steven Cross ’11. Osgood said that with Bernal’s promotion he hopes Bernal’s will bolster the environment of diversity on campus. “Successful diversity is a culture in which people are comfortable with the differences between them and learn from them,” he said.

Swim teams return from sunny Florida to host invitational

Swimmer Paul Gagne ‘09 mentally prepares himself for last weekend’s Grinnell Invitation Swim Meet. LAWRENCE SUMOLONG

For story, see p. 8

BY J. F RANCIS BUSE In the Oct 10 issue of the S&B, a quarter-year review of SGA showed an organization hampered by inexperience, yet promising increased productivity, as members grew accustomed to their roles in SGA. With the fall semester over and spring semester underway, SGA has excelled in certain areas and struggled in others. A general lack of experience continued to be cited as the main problem throughout the remainder of last semester. “I don’t think there was good leadership or direction,” said Jamaland Senator Dylan O’Donoghue ’11. “And there wasn’t a lot of experience.” At the start of the year, the 10 members of Cabinet had a combined two years of SGA experience, and only three of the 18 elected senators had previous experience on Joint Board. For the majority of the year, opinions were few and far between during Joint Board sessions, which, according to Loosehead Senator Phil Hagen ’10, decreased from an average length of over three hours in ’07-’08 to about an hour and a half this

SGA gains experience, direction

past semester. “The absolute lack of contention over any issue is kind of shocking,” Hagen said. “I don’t know how many times there has actually been a question of how the votes actually going to end up.” SGA Vice President of Academic Affairs Julie Hoye ’09 said the minimal discussion at Joint Board raised questions as to whether the meetings were for genuinely addressing student needs or simply passing SGA-borne resolutions. “In years past we’ve had the asshole or the devil’s advocate that sits there and gets people thinking,” Hoye said. “That has been a missing component of [last semester’s] Joint Board.” But some were quick to point out that this year’s SGA Cabinet and Joint Board arrived with a purposefully more relaxed attitude than last year, and that comparisons between this year’s and the previous year’s SGA, headed by former SGA President Megan Goering ’08, were unfair. “A lot of people really didn’t like last year—they thought it was too aggressive and too contentious,” said Hagen. “The cabinet came in saying they were

A quick retrospective of fall semester 2008, what happened on campus while you were abroad
BY A RI A NISFELD & DAVID L OGAN Whether you were abroad in France, the past six months, forgot over winter break or were simply too drunk too pay attention to last semester’s news, the S&B is here to help. What follows is a summary of last semester’s highlights, from the financial crisis and the election to GZA and Stephen Briscoe shirts.

Sheree Andrews, budget stringency and Wu-Tang
Greene, was piqued in response to rumors about changes to the alcohol policy and the structure of Student Staff, and a perceived lack of transparency in the administrative decision-making process. Those anxieties reached their height after sixteen faculty members submitted a damning letter to the editor in the S&B in which they condemned actions surrounding Andrews’ release. After an outpouring of student frustration, SGA Cabinet organized a campus-wide open forum at which administrators fielded questions from students and faculty. The forum debunked some of the rumors around campus and staked out some common ground, but ended on a sour note when Dougharty and letter signatories Ralph Savarese, English, and Victoria Brown, History, exchanged pointed barbs, accusing one another of dishonesty. In addition to the furor over administrative changes, the campus saw a record number of alcohol hospitalizations, a row over funding a proposed student trip to protest the School of the Americas, and the untimely passing of former student Chris Hade. On lighter notes, the College began exploring the possibility of the cheaper and environmentally friendly trayless dining. The school also began distributing t-shirts honoring Director of Security Stephen Briscoe, and popular pizzeria Jimbo’s reinstated its delivery service after a brief hiatus attributed to financial difficulties. Financial: Amid great upheavals in the financial markets,

SGA, see p. 2

Student Life: One of the more contentious issues of last semester centered on the departure of Sheree Andrews, the former assistant dean and director of Residence Life, and other perceived changes in Student Affairs. Student anxiety, which was primarily directed at recently hired Vice President of Student Affairs Houston Dougharty and Dean of Students Travis

Semester, see p. 3

Inside

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New semester brings a change in Student Affairs as Smounker RLC departs....................p. 3

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Read how “Hilary Clinton Got Me Pregnant” in a review of the onewoman show.......p. 4

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Spanish Professor Jose Castillo speaks of his life, students and muscle tees...p. 5

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Grinnell basketball teams face off against conference foes, lay up a goose egg.....p. 6

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edited by Ari Anisfeld and J. Francis Buse anisfeld@grinnell.edu; busejohn@grinnell.edu

World Headlines • China has censored videos of President Barack Obama’s inauguration speech. Censors removed the words “and communism” from Obama’s mention of “facing down facism and communism” in official translations, as well as Obama’s swipes at countries who “blame their society’s ills on the West” and “those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent.” English versions of the speech were not changed from their original form. • Former Cuban President Fidel Castro wrote in an opinion column that President Barack Obama had “noble intentions.” Current Cuban President and Castro’s brother, Raul Castro said “Obama seems like a good man, I wish him luck.” The compliments to the recently inaugurated president come after Obama pledged to close the American military base and prison at Guantanamo Bay and improve Cuban-American relations, but said he would not lift the 46-year-old embargo on the communist state. • Cyber security experts have detected a malicious worm named Conficker or Downadup, which they say is spread by USB memory devices, such as mp3 players and flashdrives. In a sample of 2 million computers, the virus was found on 6 percent of all computers, and has been reported in 83 countries. National Headlines • Two parents in Wisconsin were charged with reckless homicide days after refusing for religious reasons to take their dying daughter, Kara Neumann, to the hospital. The couple, followers of Unleavened Bread Ministries—an internetbased church that preaches faith-based healing—kept the undiagnosed diabetic 11-year-old at home until a relative called authorities. If convicted, Dale and Leilani Neumann could face up to 25 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. Professor Shawn Peters, Religion, University of WisconsinMadison, said the case will likely set a precedent for similar cases around the country. Over 300 children have died due to parental religiously motivated objection to health-care in the past 25 years, according to an Iowa-based advocacy group. Iowa Headlines •A police chief from Sutherland, a northwestern Iowa town of 700, was convicted of third-degree theft on Wednesday after stealing and selling hogs from and to neighboring farms. Chief David Johannsen, who made more than $7,000 selling the hogs to a rival livestock company, is on unpaid leave from his position at the Sutherland Police Department. —Compiled by J. Francis Buse and Ari Anisfeld

NB S& online without Secrets Plans back
EWS
After a cease-and-desist, Secrets and Notes conspicuously absent from website

January 23, 2009

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BY NEIL F INNEGAN to be communicated, but it was not libel/slander. Also, it was It’s no secret—the popular cyber-forum site GrinnellPlans not about particular content, but about alleged practices.” Atha is incomplete. declined to comment further. On Dec 15, Ian Atha ’09, who owns the server space hostRoot-Wiley declined to comment on the content of the ing Plans, disabled access to the website after receiving a cease- cease-and-desist notice or whether it was related to Secrets and-desist notice. Three days later, on Dec 18, Plans returned. or Notes. “During the time that [Plans] is down, we’re going Although the core of Plans was up and runto be looking at the terms of use,” Root-Wiley ning, most users quickly noticed that the oftsaid. “Until that point we felt that it would be used Secrets and Notes features were not. appropriate to have Secrets and Notes not up and “The cause is not yet to be After operation had resumed, Atha said functioning.” communicated, but it was he decided with Plans administrators to temRoot-Wiley said he does not expect any porarily disable Notes, a discussion board for not libel/slander.” changes will be made to Secrets and Notes and Plans users, and Secrets, a service that lets uspredicts they will return by the end of the semesIan Atha ‘09 ter. “You can expect to see them up sometime in ers post anonymous messages that must first be approved by Plans administrators. the next two months,” he said. “[But] it’s kind “We wanted to get Plans back up as soon as possible, and of early in the process of figuring that out, so I can’t guarantee the way we could do that is by temporarily disabling Secrets anything.” and Notes,” said Plans Administrator Mark Root-Wiley ’09. Plans users, such as Leah Krandel ’09, have lamented the Atha, who received the notice when, would not comment absence of Secrets in particular. “I’m totally miserable because on the source of the notice or the reasons behind it but in an that was my favorite study break,” she said. “Now I’ve had to e-mail to the S&B in December wrote that “the cause is not yet resort to going on Facebook, which is totally inferior.”

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going to be a different SGA than last year.” SGA Vice President of Student Affairs John Burrows ’10 defined his duty as a cabinet member to balance working on long-term projects and daily duties, including working with administration and College committees. “I’m trying to balance all that committee work against all those long term projects,” Burrows said. Burrows said he currently serves on at least eight committees with other members of the College. Burrows said many goals mentioned in his campaign, such as improving student wellness and rescheduling academic breaks, were in their beginning phases. “Especially towards the end of [last] semester you’re seeing a lot of projects started or even worked on or accomplished,“ Burrows said. Burrows said that his goals “have changed as new issues have arisen, i.e. the issues encountered with Student Affairs as well as students’ frustration being unable to communicate with administrators.” SGA President Neo Morake ’09, who listed diversifying the curriculum and revamping the off-campus living application in her original campaign statement, echoed a sentiment similar to Burrows. Morake stated that work had begun on the curriculum near the end of last semester and was well underway, while work had yet to begin on reworking off-campus applications. “It was harder to focus on [my goals] at the beginning of the semester only because [it took] time to figure out the role

of President and dealing with all the other issues that were happening like the alcohol poisoning, our response to that and student staff concerns,” Morake said. “I was focusing on leftover projects and whatever else was coming up.” According to former SGA President Chris Hall ’07, many of the projects completed during his time on Cabinet were not sparked until “going into winter break.” SGA’s projects in the ’06-’07 academic year included adding the second vice president position to cabinet, creating the STIFUND and working on an in-house drug policy. O’Donoghue said that growing experience amongst senators and emerging leadership by cabinet members, specifically Burrows, led to more proactive Joint Board sessions over the last weeks of the semester. “In the beginning we were all just sort of aimlessly wandering around like ‘What are we doing?’,” O’Donoghue said. “But by the end it felt like we were doing the right thing … people were actually thinking up proposals and dealing with real issues.” Hoye also said accomplishments such as encouraging and securing student spots on the Committee on Academic Standing, which deals with academic probation and dishonesty, are evidence of progress in SGA last semester. “It’s the only committee that deals directly with student issues that didn’t have a student representative,” Hoye said. “We’re

SGA, see p. 3

Jan. 23 - Jan. 29
Friday

Movie Times on Page 5
Sunday

Faulconer Gallery, 4:15 p.m.

NICARAGUA SERVICE CANOPY NIGHT: Faul- USED BOOK SALE: TRIP INFO MEETING: coner Gallery, 1 p.m. JRC 101, 1-3 p.m. CHINESE NEW YEAR ARH 131, 4:15 p.m. CELEBRATION: JRC CANOPY NIGHT:
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CDO 104, 1127 Park Street, 4:15 p.m.

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Tuesday

GRINNELL CORPS LESOTHO PRESENTATION: JRC 225, 8
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VOLUNTEER FAIR: JRC GRINNELLINK INTERNSHIP INFO: 101, 3 p.m. RESUMES AND COVER CDO 104, 1127 Park Street, 4:15 p.m. LETTERS: CDO 104, WHEN NEWS BREAKS 1127 Park Street, PRESENTATION: ARH 4:15 p.m. 302, 4:15 p.m. COMMUNITY MEAL: WOMEN’S BASKETDavis Elementary School, 818 Hamilton BALL VS. MONMOUTH: MINDFUL EATING 101: Guided ReadWORLD LITERATURE LECTURE: ARH 305, PEACE STUDIES PRESENTATION: JRC 209,
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WELL-TEMPURED CLAVIER, BOOK 1 CONCERT: Herrick USING PIONEERLINK: WRITERS@GRINNELL DISCUSSION: RADIO ART: JRC 202, 4:30 OCS WELCOME BACK RECEPTION:
p.m. CDO 104, 1127 Park Street, 4:15 p.m. Chapel, 11 a.m.

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ing: Smith Hall Lounge, 8 p.m. 8 p.m.

BRIDGMAN PACKER PERFORMANCE:

Bucksbaum Roberts Theatre, 8 p.m.

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THOMAS DEAN LECTURE: ARH 120, 7:30 PEACE CORPS INFO SESSION: ARH 102,
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JRC 101, 4:30 p.m.

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January 23, 2009

Grinnell, nation celebrates Obama Inauguration

SB
NEWS &

edited by Ari Anisfeld and J. Francis Buse anisfeld@grinnell.edu; busejohn@grinnell.edu

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From top left, counterclockwise: John Domini, English, and Kelly Brouse ’09 watch the Inauguration in the Grill after the JRC 101 became too full, where the Rosenfield Program sponsored a showing. “[The] speech had the soaring and inspirational themes that definitely ranks it with the other top tier speeches,” said Director of Rosenfield Program Sarah Purcell ’92, History. Samuel Forman ’11 travelled to Washington, D.C. as classes began to view the inauguration first hand, along with 2 million other people who flooded into the capitol city. PAUL KRAMER AND CONTRIBdiscrepancy over ballot counting procedures in October tainted the results of the semester’s first round of initiatives and communications with the student body were initially inconsistent. As the semester progressed, however, success became more prevalent. SGA explored revisions to policies on gas reimbursement and cats in the dorms and, for the first time ever, secured a student position on the Committee for Academic Standing. Sports: David Paige ’09 began the year by nearly swimming a marathon in the Obermiller Pool to raise awareness for Charcot-MarieTooth, a common yet obscure neurological disorder which Paige himself has. The football team finished with its best record in five years and the women’s tennis team lengthened their streak of consecutive conference championships to five. The men’s cross country team won their conference meet with a perfect score, the first time a team has achieved perfection since 1976. The team’s success eventually carried them all the way to the national meet in Hanover, Ind., where they placed 26th. Arts: Student artists made a strong showing last semester. Brian Cavanaugh-Strong ’09 wrote and directed Travelers: A Musical in One Act, in which we peeked into the worlds of strangers on the Greyhound. Freesound organized a music festival called “Music Still Hates You,” which featured over twenty bands from campus and the Midwest. Concerts Committee brought Wu-Tang clansman GZA, who performed his seminal album “Liquid Swords,” and Brooklyn-based indie world music band Yeasayer played Gardner on Halloween. Chilean folk collective IntiIllimani performed in Herrick Chapel. In a short course and exhibition, students used biological methods, such as bacterial colonization, to produce life-infused artworks. In another unique production, new theatre professor Craig Quintero directed his unique visuals based play “One Hundred Nights Dreams” in September. For links to more detailed reporting, check out this story at web.grinnell.edu/sandb.

President Russell K. Osgood reported that, as of November, the endowment had dropped approximately 25 percent over the current fiscal year. In a series of letters, Osgood warned there would be ”budget stringency” for several years. While warning the school of the potential for future cuts in a campus-wide letter, Osgood wrote that the College would prioritize financial aid, projecting an increase in the aid budget of $5 million, or 16 percent. He also wrote the College would ”continue to invest in our faculty and staff,” while slowing strategic investment and capital projects, such as building a new library. Osgood wrote the College would allow some faculty and staff positions to remain unfilled and decline large outlays that were low-priority. Politics: The Campus Democrats launched an intensive get-out-the-vote effort, disseminating stacks of posters and campaign literature and stationing group members throughout campus, exhorting students to vote locally and vote early. The campaign raised both turnout and tempers as students voted at early satellite voting locations on campus. Though much of the campaign events proceeded without incident, some of those ballots would later be challenged by members of the Poweshiek County Republicans. Their challenges—that some student registrations did not meet the state’s residency requirements—failed. The semester also brought a number of high-profile speakers to campus. Former Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig trumpeted the security policies of an Obama administration, while movie star couple Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher also stumped for the democratic hopeful, drawing a crowd of hundreds to JRC 101. Eric Palmer, the Democratic candidate who won the local seat in the Iowa General Assembly, spoke with students; Republican Danny Carroll was notably absent. To help commemorate the town’s commemoration of Veteran’s Day and honoring of World War II veterans, the College hosted a speech and luncheon with former Senator Bob Dole. SGA: The new SGA began with a rocky start. Citing problems with communication and institutional knowledge, SGA often seemed uncertain of its role on campus. A

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BY A NNA GILBERT Greene said. Also, Greene pointed out that For the fourth year in a row, Student Af- this was the first year that there have been fairs has undergone a mid-year rearrange- seven RLCs. However, the new distribution ment of the RLCs’ duties. of RLC duties is different than in previous The week prior to winter break, Jim years. McCarthy resigned from his position as Clangrala RLC Rachel Meseke will be Smounker Residence Life Coordinator and taking over all of McCarthy’s responsibiliaccepted a position at Rochester Institute of ties. In order to free her time for Smounker Technology. Dean of Students Travis Greene residents, she will no longer be working at cited McCarthy’s need to be close to his fam- the Center for Religion, Spirituality and Soily and hometown of Buffalo, NY as a prima- cial Justice. In previous cases, clusters have ry reason for McCarthy’s been divided and RLCs departure. have not given up any McCarthy’s father died “The economic reality prevented previous duties to make unexpectedly in Septemtime for the change. ber and in an e-mail sent to [Student A airs] from searching Each of the past three all Smounker residents, he [for a new RLC].” years, the College has wrote, “I have been strugbeen forced to alter RLCs’ gling to cope with his loss duties due to departures since,” and that he hoped Travis Greene and other extenuating “my move home will allow circumstances. Loosehead Dean of Students RLC Kim Hinds-Brush, me to care for my mother and sisters.” who has taken on extra McCarthy expressed duties in previous years, his concerns about his family to Student Af- said “splitting makes it harder to spend time fairs and began a preliminary job search in with residents.” order to move back East at the end of the Younker resident Fonz Jenkins ’10 school-year. Neither McCarthy nor Student said McCarthy will be missed by many Affairs expected that he would receive an- of his residents and other members of the other position so soon. Grinnell community. “He was a great lisStudent Affairs has not begun a search tener and offered assistance in any way he for a new RLC. “The economic reality pre- could whether it was looking over a paper, vented [Student Affairs] from searching,” talking, or just hanging out,” Jenkins said.

Smounker RLCondeparts Once again, RLCs asked to take new responsibilities

going to have two students on trial membership … and the goal is to get students on the full committee [next fall].” Other successes included helping retain funding for the School of the Americas trip, reworking student group transportation policy and holding the well-attended forum between students, faculty and Student Affairs. With the new semester, new Senators must be elected to Joint Board. Harry Krejsja ’10, a former Senator who is advising the Election Board, said that many of the problems from last

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semester’s Election Board that some blamed for early problems in SGA had been compensated for. “A bunch of [previous Election Board] members have come back from abroad, and we’ve trained new people,” Krejsa said. “We’re going to leave behind a guide on how to run elections and not just assume that the people from this semester will remember next time around.” Senator applications are available until Sunday, Jan 25, and elections will be held Tuesday, Jan 27.

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Gogerty goes from knocked down to knocked up in new play
BY R EBECCA H ELLER Existential crises, daily pressures, and the looming threat of motherhood are combined with provocative politics in “Hillary Clinton Got Me Pregnant,” a one-woman show written and performed by Iowa actress Megan Gogerty. Grinnellians packed into The Wall Theatre on Tuesday and saw a piece that effortlessly mixes the personal with the political, offering audiences a creative way to reflect on the past eight years and conclude an historic inauguration day on a comedic note. The show opens with Gogerty, a diehard Hillary Clinton fan, standing in line at a Clinton book signing, obsessed with the character of Clinton more than her politics. But the impact of Sept. 11 turns her into a political junkie. Gogerty’s newfound activism brings a weekly current-events chat with her mother, a past Peace Corps volunteer with a shrine to the “saints of liberalism,” which includes a bust of JFK. Throughout the show, Gogerty is animated, able to convey both hysteria and exuberance, delivering jokes and thoughtful reflections with vibrant energy. When recounting Bush’s reelection in 2004, Gogerty lies on the floor curled in the fetal position. Later, when describing her pregnancy, she stuffs a pillow under her shirt and waddles across the stage. Subtle lighting, periodic soft music, and a few simple props accommodate Gogerty’s larger than life personality. Clinton makes her triumphant return late in the show with the start of the epic 2008 campaign. Gogerty questions whether to devotedly support her idol—a hesitant Hillary who has become the Senate’s version of Hermione Granger—or back a bold, articulate Obama. In a nutshell, Gogerty’s struggle epitomizes that of many Democrats who found themselves torn between two equally viable candidates. Ultimately, she decides that Clinton missed her moment and should have run in 2004, opting instead for the transformative candidacy of Obama. Gogerty’s major political shift is followed by a major and unexpected change in her life: she gets pregnant. Like politics, Gogerty notes that giving birth is “not pretty or tidy.” The play, a loose but linear exposition of the last eight years, is thoughtfully playful. Gogerty is brilliantly real as she recalls the self-deprecating lows and epiphany-inducing highs of her

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Megan Gogerty does her best rodent impersonation as part of her one-woman show “Hillary Clinton Got Me Pregnant,” performed MICHELLE FOURNIER Tuesday night in Bucksbaum. personal life and political views. The show is an enjoyable way to relive the Bush years in a personal, lighthearted fashion. Gogerty ends the show on the eve of the 2008 election, the victor still unknown. With Barack Obama newly sworn in as our 44th president, though, the audience cannot help but smile. We already know the ending.

Beast still one of the animated greats
Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Mucca Pazza
Making marching bands cool again
All of Gardner Lounge will become a stage Friday night with the return of Chicago’s Mucca Pazza to Grinnell. The self-described “circus punk marching band” consists of 30 performers who rock out on everything from the accordion to the violin to the sousaphone. Oh, and they bring cheerleaders. Donned in an impressive variety of marching band uniforms, the members spread themselves throughout the room to create a totally immersive, chaotic, and unique concert experience. A trombone player could sneak up behind

Beauty and the Beast is a true gem of a film, layering fresh and vibrant characters on top of that wonderfully timeless quality that is essential to fairy tales. There’s a true sense of magical wonder that lingers after the film is over—the songs, the energy of the screenplay, and the warmth of the story allow it to remain unique and memorable. Most of us know the story: as punishment for denying her shelter from the bitter cold, an enchantress transforms a prince into a “hideous” (but kind of endearing) beast. If he is able to love another and earn their love in return before his 21st birthday, the spell that transformed him into the beast and his staff into useful and adorable household objects, will be broken. Sure, sure: it’s a tall order to find one’s true love by the time you’re 21—I’ve sure as hell failed—but we buy wholeheartedly into the story because it’s a fairytale after all. At the story’s center is the strong willed and deeply compassionate Belle, a girl who is thought of as “odd” by the rest of the town (she’s always reading! and thinking for herself!!). We know Belle is a romantic, unwilling to settle for the studly yet narcissistically bland Gaston, who goes around town in skintight pants and some pretty ostentatious boots. She dreams of adventure “in the great wide somewhere,” and damn it, we share that dream. When she becomes a prisoner of the Beast to save her father, we feel for both of these characters, and long for their connection. Of course he’s to be initially feared—he is still selfish,

unmannered, and pretty damn intimidating. But he ultimately must be loved. Beneath the defenses and shows of strength that he puts up, he is good and decent (it also doesn’t hurt that he’s a good looking and filthy rich prince). It’s hard not to love these characters. Belle is girl-next –door approachable (good luck getting into Jasmine’s palace or snagging a date with Ariel), smart, and fights for the things she believes in. The Beast is vulnerable, sensitive, and misunderstood—hardly the prototype for the way Disney usually chooses to portray its leading men. Together, they make one of Disney’s best couples. The magic of this film is most potently felt, unsurprisingly, inside the Beast’s home. Disney has always excelled at blending the characteristics of the actors that provide the voices of its characters and the mannerisms and personality that the characters take on. Mrs. Potts, for example, is given life by the soft and maternal voice of Angela Lansbury—she’s the most kind and sensible teapot I’ve ever known. The back and forth between uptight Cogsworth the clock and the more suave and laidback Lumiere the candelabra is always a treat. No gothic castle in real life could be as intimidating as the Beast’s home, no French village could be filled with such quaint and hearty neighbors, and of course, no real life experience could be filled with individuals who simultaneously break into song. That’s one of the reasons why Beauty and the Beast is such a success—it is enhanced, not limited, by its animation. The songs of Beauty and the Beast are true knockouts— three of them were nominated for Academy Awards: the narrative and highly entertaining “Belle”, the wonderfully choreographed “Be Our Guest”, and the haunting title song, sung by Angela Lansbury. They’re the songs of childhood, and when combined with the wonderful story, provide us all an opportunity to believe in a little bit of magic. —Jaysen Wright

Mucca Pazza Jan 23, 9:00 p.m. Gardner Lounge
you and blast a few notes into your ear, the trumpets could start fighting with the clarinets, or the band could decide to mirror their 2006 performance here by marching around campus, probably in step. The music doesn’t really fit in a genre, but includes folk, punk, and reggae influences. It mostly makes you wonder why more marching bands don’t do this in the first place. Mucca Pazza is the high school band everyone wishes they were in—you know, if your band director was into drugs and those goody-goody saxophone players were actually crazy. Suddenly, being a band geek isn’t nearly as degrading as it was out on the football field. In fact, it’s kind of cool. —Mark Japinga

MOVIE TIMES

H A R R I S

Fri. - 4:30, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m. Sat. - 1:30 p.m.

Amelie

Sat.- 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Sun. - 1:30 p.m.

The Maltese Falcon

J R C 1 0 1

Fri. - 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sat. - 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Beauty and the Beast

S T R A N D

Fri. - 4:20, 7:20 & 9:40 p.m. Sat. - 1:45, 4:20, 7:20 & 9:40 p.m. Sun. - 1:45, 4:20 & 7:20 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. - 4:20 & 7:20 p.m.

Valkyrie

Fri. - 4:45, 7 & 9 p.m. Sat. - 2:15, 4:45, 7 & 9 p.m. Sun. - 2,:15 4:45 & 7 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. - 4:45 & 7 p.m.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Marley and Me

Fri. - 4:25, 7:10 & 9:30 p.m. Sat. - 2, 4:25, 7:10 & 9:30 p.m. Sun. - 2, 4:25 & 7:10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. - 4:25 & 7:10 p.m.

January 23, 2009

The man behind the shorts
Mando Montano convinces visiting Spanish Professor Jose Castillo to bare it all
Phil Sletten ’11 & Garrett Fortin ’11
12:36 a.m. – Phil takes break from reading in Noyce to check the BBC News website. Garrett, in dorm room, puts the coffee on. 1:41 a.m. – Phil returns to dorm room. Garrett, still awake, makes new pot of coffee. They have brief conversation about new developments in the Sri Lankan civil war. 1:53 a.m. – Phil goes to sleep. ??? a.m. – Garrett sips some coffee and goes to sleep (he doesn’t pay attention to time). 8:00 a.m. – Garrett promptly awakens to his alarm, drinks more of last night’s coffee. 8:15 a.m. – Phil’s alarm goes off, he snoozes it and goes back to sleep. 8:21 a.m. – Phil’s alarm goes off, he stumbles out of room and asks Garrett what happened in the world overnight. Garrett checks Google News and complains about commercial media while sipping coffee. 8:36 a.m. – Phil grabs the New York Times and glances at it over breakfast. Garrett opens a bag of mints for breakfast. 8:57 a.m. – Phil and Garrett both go to class. 11:51 a.m. – Phil stops at science library to avoid lunchline crowds by checking the BBC News website, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, and his e-mail. Garrett goes back to the dorm and drops a mint in some coffee before drinking it. (circa) 1:50 p.m. – Phil gets back to room, checks MSNBC, NPR, CNN (international edition only), BBC News (news bulletin and 1 minute news summary), and Al Jazeera. Garrett just refreshes Google news, makes a pot of coffee, and finishes a bag of mints. 2:37 p.m. – Garrett and Phil stop reading news articles and, while attempting to read their required texts, banter about the GDP forecast for the German economy in 2009. 3:59 p.m. – Garrett and Phil stop talking about the German economy and the German Social Democratic Party and start working. Garrett opens a new bag of mints. 5:29 p.m. – Garrett and Phil watch PBS news in Clark lounge. Garrett sips coffee. 6:02 p.m. – Garrett goes to Vegan Co-op at an undisclosed, roving location while Phil braves the dining hall crowds. 7:12 p.m. – Phil checks BBC, CNN-Int’l, and Al Jazeera for new news before posting the news summary on Facebook. Phil then gets ready to go to Noyce before asking Garrett about the recent Fortis split. Garrett begins an overview of what he knows about Fortis. 8:10 p.m. – Phil goes to Noyce, Garrett (surrounded by coffee mugs and mint wrappers) prays to miraculously speak Spanish, which hasn’t worked yet.
BY M ANDO MONTANO one of my Italian teachers told me that it was a gift, but I don’t The extent of visiting Spanish Professor Jose Castillo’s see it as that way. I just see it as being myself.” campus celebrity was best seen at last semester’s Halloween His openness and friendly nature is apparent through his Harris when the winning costume was tight black biking interactions with students and staff in the dining hall, whethshorts, a grey spandex muscle tee shirt, and a biking helmet, er he’s wearing a sweater and jeans or biking shorts. Though an outfit that Castillo sported frequently in the dining hall at his outfits have sparked conversation among students, Castillo the beginning of the year. doesn’t view his workout clothes as anything out of the ordiAlthough Castillo is notorious on campus, most students nary. In fact, he would frequently dress that way in Califorknow little about him beyond his distinct attire and his status nia. “I’m athletically fit and I was always at the beach when as a visiting Spanish professor. I was in California. That was my Castillo and his family immihang out, Laguna Beach and New grated to New York City from the Port Beach,” Castillo said. “I’m not Dominican Republic in 1971, when ashamed of my body or anything he was four and a half years old. The like that.” son of an officer of the Dominican When Castillo wasn’t working Republic, Castillo initially decided out, spending time at the beach, or to pursue medicine under the influworking towards his graduate deence of his uncle. “I really respected gree, he would frequent art studios my uncle, because he graduated and work as an art model. from medical school when he was “I model, like for painters in La21,” Castillo said. “He was my role guna Beach in the art studios. I did model.” that to win extra money and because However, once he started his first I enjoyed it,” Castillo said. “I’m not year at Cornell University and began a good artist, so what other way can participating in social activism on I contribute to the art world, be a campus such as the anti-apartheid part of it or be near it. And that’s movement he realized that his fuwith offering myself as subject and ture wasn’t in a hospital; he had his let them paint me or draw me. “ eyes on legal work. After graduating But at Grinnell, the absence from Cornell, he began working as of beaches and trendy art studios a paralegal to better understand the doesn’t stop Castillo from having legal system. fun, and he uses campus resources Castillo soon realized that in oras much as possible. “You probably der to be competitive for law school, could see me at the gym,“ he said. he’d have to earn an advanced degree. “I really enjoy lifting the weights; it Since he had never studied Spanish makes me feel good.“ formally outside of college, and he He even uses the dining hall bewanted a challenge, he decided to cause it allows him to interact with Jose Castillo, sans typical biker shorts and work-out pursue a masters in Spanish. people and build strong connections BEN BREWER with students. “I mostly participate “After being accepted into Rut- garb, spends time in the Grille. gers for law school, I found it to be with the students, they always say, very monotonous,” Castillo said. “So I decided to finish my ‘Wow, you’re the only professor that eats breakfast, lunch, and masters degree in Spanish.” dinner with us.’ ” Castillo said. He began teaching for a year at the University of PennsylEven though Castillo is close to 40 years old, he claims vania, but then quickly moved to Los Angeles after winning that older students thought he was a first-year. “Most of the a fellowship at the University of California at Irvine. After students confuse me for a student, someone once told me, ‘Are spending several years in the area, he moved to Tampa to live you a freshman?’ I don’t know what, but when I first came with his sister and briefly taught at a local community college here they thought I was a student, and they still do,” he said. before coming to Grinnell. Castillo is a social butterfly; when he isn’t at the school he As a teacher Castillo said he tries to be as open as pos- loves to interact with the town’s people. “I befriended everysible with his students. “I don’t like to be an authoritative fig- one who owns a business here in Grinnell, Iowa. In town, they ure,” Castillo said. “I like to treat them as intelligent, educated probably already know me,” Castillo said. people, like myself.” Castillo looks at the town residents the same way he would As well as a policy of respect, Castillo also tries to be “as want them to look at him. “They tend to be really friendly authentic as possible” by encouraging openness between him- people, and you get to know them and they know you,” Casself and his students. “People tend to feel relaxed talking to tillo said. me, “ Castillo said. “I’m a very friendly, approachable person,

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Steiner: technically responsible for the New Deal
Steiner Hall serves as home to professor offices and classrooms, but who was the man behind the building?
BY JEFF R ADERSTRONG At age 20, Edward Steiner finally fled the political police of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was his third attempt to leave for America after being accused of “conspiracy,” stemming from his sympathy towards the empire’s oppressed Slovaks. He landed on Ellis Island in 1886 and 17 years later, in 1903, he arrived at Grinnell College as a professor in Applied Christianity. During his 38 years at Grinnell, Steiner would “spread its name and influence throughout the nation” as “no man before or since has,” as Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Neal Klauser said at the dedication of Steiner Hall in 1959. He became such a prominent lecturer that the College would have to give him a semester’s leave of absence so that he could accept all the invitations. Steiner’s scholarly work ranged from a biography on his personal friend and mentor Leo Tolstoy to writings on the “social gospel” movement. Both Steiner and Grinnell College played a large role in cultivating the social gospel movement, a theological philosophy around the turn of the 20th century which applied Christian ethics to social problems, especially labor issues. However, Steiner did not come to this national prominence or even to his religious beliefs easily. Born a Jew in what is now the Czech Republic, he escaped persecution in Europe only to come into the hard life of a recent immigrant in the United States. He worked various hard-labor jobs, pressing cloaks, making sausage, mining coal, and working on tobacco farms, according to his obituary in the Des Moines Register. He went on to study at Oberlin College, where he graduated in 1891 and quickly became a Congregational minister after converting from Judaism to Christianity, but the plight of the recent immigrant stayed with him. At the building’s dedication ceremony, Klauser said Steiner’s first experiences in the U.S. “burned into his soul and ultimately defined the purpose of his life—the amelioration of ” the immigrant’s struggles. Steiner remained an outspoken pacifist throughout both World Wars. During World War I, people in the town of Grinnell would not speak to Steiner because he refused to sanction the war in his sermons. After being accused of disloyalty, he responded by saying, “If my country calls for my last penny and my last drop of blood, it can have it. One thing I will not do, I will not by word or deed increase the hate which is in the world,” according to Klauser’s speech. But what Steiner was most known for at Grinnell College was his “half hours,” when he would invite students into his home for a short meeting. After talking briefly, Steiner would then tell the student what he or she should do with his or her life. Harry Hopkins, class of 1912, was one of those students. Hopkins wanted to be a journalist, but Steiner told him to go into social service, according to Steiner’s obituary. Hopkins started his career as a journalist, but quickly followed Steiner’s advice, eventually becoming a close adviser of President Franklin Roosevelt. Steiner remained at Grinnell until he retired in 1941, when he moved to California. He died in 1956 after suffering though illness following surgery.

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January 23, 2009 SPORTS PORTS PORTS ORT ORT RT & Conference foes rock Darby
BY C HLOE MORYL facing St. Norbert, who are ranked 17th naWith the Iowa winter in full throttle tionally, in high spirits. “It was interesting and students still making their way on to because they are nationally ranked and uncampus the Grinnell College men’s basket- defeated in our conference, but they haven’t ball team entertained a couple of confer- won on our court in a while,” Preston said. ence foes in Darby, losing two crucial games “It wasn’t like they were a heavy favorite.” by slim margins this past weekend, first to These high spirits certainly manifested Carroll University and then to nationally themselves on the court, as the high scorranked St. Norbert College. ing, typical of the Pioneer’s “system” style Early in the game against Carroll, things of play, returned to the court. Grotberg and looked bleak for the Pioneers, as they found Long scored 26 and 25 points, respectively, themselves down by 21 points early in the while David Arseneault ‘09 contributed 19 second half. However, streaky shooting by points and five assists. Matt Chalupa ’12, Bobby Long ’09, and But the return of their offensive prowJohn Grotberg ’09 brought the Pioneers ess wasn’t enough for the Pioneers. The within inches of victory. The lead was too game was tight throughout, during which much and the Pioneers the largest margin of lost 108-102. difference had been The Pioneers mainly “This weekend we just need to four points until St. attribute their struggle get ready to play, the first half Norbert put together a against Carroll to mental triumphant streak of 14 unpreparedness. “At home we were so dead and there was straight points, going when we played them we no energy in the gym.” on to win 107-96. came out a little flat, just Even with these two not mentally ready,” said close games, the PioRoss Preston ’10. optimisMatt Chalupa ’12 neers remain upcoming The high scorer against tic for their Carroll, Chalupa also degames. “Last weekend livered a similar sentiwas a lost opportunity,” ment. “This weekend we just need to get Preston said. “But this weekend is a chance ready to play,” Chalupa said. “The first half to rectify those mistakes.” we were so dead and there was no energy in The men’s team is now 5-2 in conference the gym.” play and 8-5 overall, fourth in conference— As a result of this mental slippage, the the top four teams make the conference Pioneers fell behind and missed many shots. tournament. This weekend, the men are “If you look at what we shot from the three, on the road, playing Lawrence University it was piss-poor,” Preston said. on Friday, Jan 23, and have another shot at Despite the hard-fought loss, the Carroll University on Saturday, Jan 24. Grinnell men went into the second night,

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Women’s basketball team suffers back to back losses

BY C HLOE MORYL St. Norbert, though a closer game in This past weekend, the Grinnell Wom- numbers, presented more of a challenge to en’s basketball team faced two of their the Pioneers. “It was a hard game, it got toughest conference opponents, Carroll violent,” Shotts said. “There were a lot of University and St. Norbert College. Though fouls against them and us. They’re a really both were hard fought games, the Pioneers scrappy team, really handsy.” fell to Carroll 86-57 and then to St. Norbert The Pioneers began the game solidly, 72-51. garnering an early 12-11 lead early on. On Friday, the Pioneers opened with However, the St. Norbert Green Knights forward Jessica Shotts ’10 scoring the first capitalized with a few good runs, putting five points of the game. However, their lead the Pioneers on the backburner. “We had didn’t last long, as Carroll scored the next a good lead in the first half and they only nine points, ending the half with a 21-point outscored us by one in the second half,” said lead. “In the first half we forward Emma Peterson had a lot of defensive ’10. “It’s frustrating be“We didn’t lose because they cause we’ll be right there lapses,” Shotts said. Along with the de- had some kind of standout with them and then they’ll fensive lapses, the team just pull away.” By halftime had trouble keeping pos- performance, we just didn’t St. Norbert had pulled session of the ball. “We play well, there were 37 turn- ahead by 20 points and did didn’t lose because they not look back. had some kind of stand- overs.” Despite two tough out performance, we just Mallory Scharf ’08 losses, the Pioneer women didn’t play well,” said forremain optimistic. “Team ward Mallory Scharf ’11. morale and attitude has “There were 37 turnovers.” been a lot better in the past couple weeks,” Though disappointing defensive play Scharf said. “The small successes along the and poor handling may have decided the way have really helped lead to where we are game, individual offensive play was solid. now. An injured Jodi Watkins ’09 was the top The team travels to Wisconsin this scorer, with 14 points, with center Jessica weekend to face off against Lawrence UniVaverka ’11 close behind her with 11, and versity this Friday and Carroll University on Shotts with 10. Saturday.

Megan Huey ’12 shoots a jumper during Saturday’s loss to St. Norbert

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7 SPORTS & Grinnell hosts own invitational, both teams finish second
January 23, 2009
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BY DEVIN ROSS This past weekend in the depths of Obermiller Pool, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed their own invitational, with both teams finishing second. On the women’s side, Kelly Bruce ’12 set a school record the opening day of the invitational, scoring 379.5 points in the onemeter diving event, while Valerie Stimac ’09 claimed first place in the 200-yard IM and the 100-yard freestyle. Stimac also joined the winning 400-yard medley relay team, which included Morgan Bober ’12, Alex Peitz ’10, and Amy Hadow ’10. The team finished with 497 points overall, second only to Luther College’s 631 points. One the men’s side, Thomas Lankiewicz ’12 was victorious in the 400-yard IM. Grinnell also had a couple of runner-up finishes: Dan Neely ’09, Max Fulgoni ’12,

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Swimmers return from the sunny shores of Florida to break personal and school records, prepare for MWC championships
Thomas Olson ’10, and Michael Schoelz ’12 Coe, Luther, and Morningside. Luther Colin the 400-yard freestyle relay, and Neely, lege ranked first at the meet, finishing with Fulgoni, Olsen, and Cy Mistry ’11 in the a total of 311 points. 200-yard medley relay. At last year’s invitational, Grinnell’s Neeley said he thought men’s and women’s that the men’s and womteams ranked second en’s swimming teams per- “We’re at a point in the season and third, respectively. formed spectacularly at the In preparation for where our bodies are tuckered home invite. the invitational and “We’re at a point in the out, but we all jumped in and conference, both teams season where our bodies swam hard in spite of fatigue.” traveled to Naples, are tuckered out, but we all Florida for 11 days and Dan Neely ’08 on January 8 competed jumped in and swam hard in spite of fatigue,” Neeagainst Connecticut ley said. “We had season College. bests and personal records At the Naples throughout the meet, and meet, Stimac won the great dives, too. Coming straight off the bus 100-yard freestyle. Stimac was also a part of and into a meet like that, we were great.” the winning 200-yard relay team, which also The invitational included swimming and consisted of Morgan Horton ’11 (the S&B’s diving teams from Macalester, Augustana, opinion editor), Casey Strickler ’12, and Meghan McDoniel ’10. Final team standings from Naples ranked Connecticut College first place in both the men and women’s meets with scores of 144-62 and 138-72. “The Florida training trip was wonderful,” said Caitlin Short ’12 “Besides lots of swimming and hard work, I think I speak for everyone when I say that it was a great bonding experience.” As the end of the season approaches, the team is looking forward to their final meet. “As the season comes to a close I am looking forward to conference, where we plan to kick some ass,” Lankiewicz said. “I have really high expectation for myself and for the team at that meet. The team’s next meet will be January 24 at Carleton College against Carleton and St. Cloud State.

Cardinals’ bandwagon and Jordan’s gambling habits
portant that you are ahead of the curve on the most entertaining aspect of the game: prop bets. Sure you can wager money on prop bets throughout the season, but that would require a gambling addiction so severe you’d have to serve an 18 - month super secret suspension. So kick back and relax because I’m not finished here until I’ve made my classic ironclad predictions and you’ve lost copious amounts of money. to intercept a ball at the Cardinals own one yard line. After breaking the huddle Warner prays to Jesus for a miracle 99 yard touchdown pass that will start his team on the path to victory. Unfortunately, Jesus is away getting a snack — he only watches for the commercials — and Warner will be pummeled by James Harrison so hard that Al Michaels will think he died. Halftime Score: Cardinals 17 Steelers 9 Matt Leinart will fill in admirably for the injured Warner throwing for two touchdowns, connecting with Steve Breaston on one and the other coming on a dazzling throw and catch with Larry Fitzgerald that will undoubtedly be the sole non-beer bong highlight of his professional career. All this occurs while Anquan Boldin sits on the sideline, weeping softly to himself. Super Bowl MVP: Troy Polamalu While sitting in the locker room at the half, Leinart realizes that there is no way his good play can continue. Resigned to this fact he comes out in the third quarter determined to do what he did every other game this season: scan the stands for hot chicks. Unfortunately, during a crucial play in the fourth quarter he will see the most beautiful flowing locks he has ever laid eyes on. Instinctively he will playfully lob the football in the girl’s general direction and Troy Polamalu will return the pick for the game-clinching touchdown. Final Score: Steelers 29 Cardinals 20

Nobody needs to tell you who to root for on Super Bowl Sunday. If you have any sort of heart, any feelings of sentimentality when it comes to sports, you will know who to cheer on. Unless you were born loving Andy Van Slyke you will be rooting for the Buzzsaw that is the Arizona Cardinals. If you didn’t grow up a Steelers fan and you are jumping on their bandwagon I just have a few questions to ask you. Did you root for the Hawks? Did you cry when the Russians lost? Are you sexually aroused when someone screams “get him a body bag, yeah!”? Where do you keep your Claude Lemieux autographed puck? Do you love Gunner Stahl? (Did you really think I was going to let this go on without referencing the Mighty Ducks at least twice?) Have you no decency? This might be a bit harsh, but the Cardinals are an extremely likable team. Larry Fitzgerald has already had the greatest postseason of any wide receiver ever, the Arizona defense is creating excitement through turnovers, and, I might be the only one, but I want to see Edgerrin James get a legitimate ring. To think that just seven weeks ago Tarvaris Jackson was scorching them for four touchdowns. The same Tarvaris Jackson that, while playing the Eagles, got body slammed with such violent force that the young quarterback was so addled the next drive he led the Vikings downfield for a touchdown. Poor thing—he didn’t know what he was doing. Now that I’ve decided who you’re going to root for, it’s im-

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Minnesota Miracle Man
Winner of the coin toss: Arizona Cardinals It’s fairly widely known that the Cardinals have never lost a coin toss while being more than five point underdogs, away from home at a stadium that features a pirate ship while the wind is blowing between 10 and 20 miles per hour from a non-cardinal direction. And what, pray tell, is the National Weather Service predicting? That’s right, the wind’s going to be blowing out of the Northeast at 13 MPH. Lock. First Score: Pittsburgh Steelers, Safety Adrian Wilson will use his incredibly vertical leap

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