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K2: dealing in drugs

Sally Nelson Opinions Editor Two weeks ago, The Collegian reported on a Camden, Mich., couple facing life in prison after being charged with six felonies each, including the delivery of more than 1,000 grams of a controlled substance and maintaining a drug house. Douglas Dean Cardwell was vomiting repeatedly when officers from the Hillsdale County Sheriffs Office and the Reading Police Department raided the house he shared with Michelle Ann Demayo and their 2-year-old son. He claimed, according to a police report, that he had tried to get treatment for his addiction to synthetic marijuana. During the raid, his withdrawal symptoms escalated and an ambulance rushed him to the hospital. He had to get up in the middle of the night to smoke some to keep from going through withdrawals, said Hillsdale County Assistant Prosecutor Rod Hassinger. Cardwell and Demayo, his fianc, owned and operated Addikted 2 Ink, the tattoo parlor front for their alleged synthetic marijuana store in Camden. Cardwells history of selling drugs, according to a search warrant, extends for almost 20 years. He was arrested for conspiring to sell drugs in Phoenix, Ariz., in 1994; for preparation of drugs in Defiance County, Ohio, in 2001; and for possession of marijuana in Steuben County, Ind., 2011. Hes been a drug dealer his whole life. Hes moved around to different drugs, and now hes on to designer drugs, Hassinger said. Hes defiant. Hes open, notorious, and didnt read the law. As part of a multi-million dollar ring of Midwestern, syntheticmarijuana sellers, the duo rented a space in Camden for $400 a month on a month-by-month basis. Dewey Stanton, the owner of the building Addikted 2 Ink operated in, said Cardwell paid seven to eight months down in advance. Penny Hawkins, manager of the nearby Clubhouse restaurant, said that word got out quickly about what the pair was doing. Nobody could park because there were so many cars, she said. Cardwell purchased the drug from a company he called High Profile, located in California. He told officers a man he only knew as Harvey shipped him between $5,000 and $12,000 of spice five to six times a week. He was always on the phone buying what he called parts,

Kidnapping attempt
18-year-old escapes captor on Hillsdale Street

Vol. 137, Issue 18 - 27 Feb. 2014

Gaynor replaces Reynolds

Amanda Tindall Assistant Editor To many students dismay, Debbie Reynolds, who starred in the 1952 film Singing in the Rain, will not be attending the Romantic Comedies CCA this weekend, but, to the joy of many musical-lovers, Mitzi Gaynor will be speaking in her place. Tim Caspar, director of the Center for Constructive Alternatives, said Reynolds will not be able to attend because of illness. While its not life-threatening, her doctor advised that she stay at home. Sophomore Matalyn Vander Bleek said she was very sad Reynolds would not be attending. I dont get to meet a figure that was really important in my childhood, Vander Bleek said. She was the voice of Charlotte in Charlottes Web, Cathy from Singing in the Rain, and now my dreams of reenacting scenes with her are totally dashed. And she got to kiss Gene Kelly, and hes the man. Caspar said Reynolds expressed her apologies. She was very sorry she could not come, but was very helpful in suggesting Mitzi Gaynor to us, Caspar said. So she put us in contact with Mitzi Gaynor and her staff, and she graciously agreed to come and to speak for us. Gaynor will be speaking about the movie South Pacific, in which she starred. While the CCA speakers are planned months in advance, sometimes the CCA office does have to face cancellations. Its pretty rare to have speakers cancel, but it does happen. Maybe its once every couple years. Usually its on short notice, like a flight was cancelled or a speaker fell ill, so we cant really find someone within 24 hours. The CCA office first decides what topics would be interesting, and then, after some research, decides which speakers they should invite. By doing some research and reading around on things, we might find some people who would be good on the topics, but not everyones available, Caspar said. When the program is set and in place you dont really think about replacements. After that, we might go back to our list, or if theres time, we might try to go back to find new ones.

According to a police report, an 18-year-old Hillsdale woman was forced into a mans car at this location on Hillsdale Street near Carleton Road. The victim was able to escape the car minutes later. (Sally Nelson/Collegian) Taylor Knopf City News Editor A local Hillsdale woman, 18, was abducted by a man possessing a gun while walking alone on Hillsdale Street just north of Carleton Road Feb. 23 around 11:15 p.m. The woman escaped unharmed shortly after and reported the attempted kidnapping to the city police. She told the police an unknown white male forced her into his parked car on Hillsdale Street and drove a short distance until he came to a stop near Arch Avenue and Carleton Road, where she managed to escape, according to a Feb. 24 police press release. The unidentified man is reported to be around 6 feet 3 inches tall, with a thin build, short brown hair, clean shaven, and in his 20s. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a light-colored, Carhartt-style jacket with a patch sewn on the left sleeve near the elbow. The vehicles make and model are unknown, but it is reported to be a newer, silver four-door car. Hillsdale Detective Bradley Martin said it is an on-going investigation and no suspects have been identified. The police have a composite sketch of the suspect, but is not releasing it at this time. While the victim is remaining unidentified, Martin did confirm that she is not a Hillsdale College student. He encouraged anyone with information to contact the Hillsdale Police Department at 517-4376481. Director of Hillsdale College Security Bill Whorley said incidents like this are rare in Hillsdale, and he remembers very few during his years with Hillsdale law enforcement. In a campus email, he encouraged students to travel with others, carry cell phones, and call a friend or security for a ride if needed.

Students report thefts on campus, security chief urges students to be more vigilant
Emmaline Epperson Collegian Reporter All new Hillsdale students sign the Honor Code in an effort to create a campus free of crimes that plague other college campuses. Recent thefts, however, indicate that students should be more cautious. The Suites and the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house in particular, have seen an increase in burglary. Director of Campus Security Bill Whorley said a lower rate of theft occurs at Hillsdale than at most other colleges. Stealing at Hillsdale is a crime of opportunity, though, he said. Students feel comfortable on campus and just leave things around. He also acknowledged that, oftentimes, students do not report a theft. If students were willing to report it, we would try to resolve it, he said. Suites Director Soren Geiger 13 gets a report of stolen items approximately every two weeks. During Christmas break, a bike was stolen and, this semester, a wallet, a FedEx package, and a pair of snowboots have gone missing from throughout the building. There has always been some theft as it is very easy to get away with and valuables are often left out in the open, he said. Since the Delts have lived in their new house, theft has been a recurring problem. For the eight months that the Delts have lived on Fayette Street, $1,000 worth of property has been stolen from their house. Most of the items stolen have been ritual materials, but banners, Christmas decorations, and even food has been stolen. You tend to think you can trust Hillsdale kids, said senior Derek Fields, former president of the fraternity. Fields acknowledges that a prank culture exists within Hillsdales Greek system. There is a big difference, though, between taking something valuable and not giving it back and sorority pranks, he said. Much of the theft resulted from problems with securing the Delts new house at the beginning of last semester. At first, maintenance gave the fraternity keys that did not open the house doors. Then, maintenance did not put locks on all the doors. The front door of the house had a deadbolt that could only be locked from the inside. Now, the Delts have functional locks and keys to all their doors. The Delts have not recovered any of their property. Fields encourages any students who have Delt items to return them. Were not the kind of guys who would retaliate and vandalize your stuff, Fields said. We are above being stupid and petty. Its sad that people know that and take advantage of it. Sophomore Shaun Lichti had a pair of snow boots stolen from the cubbies outside of Saga. He wears his boots while walking to class and meals, and then changes into dress shoes. Currently, I walk around campus trying to balance my time between not falling on my butt and staring at everyones

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Viktor Rozsa
Viktor Rozsa is from Chelsea, Mich., and majoring in physics and mathematics. He was a resident assistant in Niedfeldt and Koon residences, served on Student Federation for two years, played cello with the orchestra throughout his Hillsdale career, sang with both choirs on campus, and was involved in Science Olympiad. Rozsa is a member of the Honors Program, physics honorary, mathematics honorary, and the Hillsdale Camerata. After graduation, he plans to attend graduate school, having been accepted to seven different doctorate programs. His top choices are Northwestern University for materials science or University of Chicago for molecular engineering. Compiled by Micah Meadowcroft. Why do you think you are the Outstanding Senior Man? Its a huge honor. Im thankful to all of my friends and the faculty that have made my Hillsdale experience what it is. Im not really comfortable with the title because I know so many outstanding men in my class. Its a huge honor to get to represent them. Its my greatest pleasure to get to know my senior

Mary Proffit Kimmel

Mary Proffit Kimmel is from Pensacola, Fla. An English major and eight credits short of a Greek major, she will probably end up teaching or working in marketing or public relations either in the Midwest or on the East Coast. She is a member of the Honors Program, Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and the math, classics, and literature honoraries. During her time at Hillsdale she sang in chamber choir and volunteered at The Manor, a home for abused and handicapped kids. She works at Jitters and teaches Latin at the Hillsdale Preparatory School. Compiled by Ramona Tausz. Why do you think you are the Outstanding Senior Woman? I dont know. I dont feel as successful as Hannah Akin or Brittany Baldwin, the last two Outstanding Senior Women, and I really respect and love Jess and Grace Marie. As the whole process was happening, I was thinking, People didnt respect and love Hannah and Brittany because of their recognition and their fame, they loved them because they were humble and kind and self-giving, and I want to be all of those things.

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Outstanding Seniors
Much Ado About Nothing Theatre Department puts on Shakespeares famous comedy. B1

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Q&A Victorino Matus talks about growing up in New Jersey and his time at The Weekly Standard. A2 Senior theses Seniors work to meet adviser expectations for their senior thesis projects. A3
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Begging laws unconstitutional

A trip to the Hundred Acre Wood Students enjoy A. A. Milne Society with Associate Professor of English John Somerville. B4
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U.S. Court of Appeals declared Jonesville and Hillsdales law against panhandling unconstitutional. A6
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Swimmer goes to nationals Junior swimmer Rachel Kurtz is ranked 7th going into nationals. A8

Bailey Pritchett Assistant Editor

Q&A Victorino Matus

from New Jersey. Why did you go to Georgetown? When I realized I couldnt go into aerospace engineering because Im not good at math, I went into the foreign service program. There was no math or science requirement. I loved politics, international relations, history and all that. Since I was a sophomore in high school, I had always wanted to go to the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. I wanted to work in an embassy. I studied for a year in Vienna, so I aced the language proficiency test. But only two people from Georgetown were accepted into the foreign service. Do you think you dodged a bullet by avoiding working in the foreign service? I was told that I dodged a bullet. Its a hard life. Youre moving every two to three years. Its hard to build relationships. Some joke around that the only relationship you develop is with a bottle. Either way, maybe I would have ended up writing about vodka. But I wouldnt have ended up doing journalism. As it turned out, thats what I could do. As my friend reminds me, I fell assbackwards into The Weekly Standard. What were you doing before The Weekly Standard? I was working a part-time job in Rosslyn, Va. I lied about it. I told people it was full-time because I was so embarrassed that it was all I could do. And it was for a German defense consulting firm. It was depressing. My boss was terrible. He made me copy his sons sixth-grade science homework once. But I did it, because there wasnt anything else. He ended up going to jail because he was in trouble with the IRS. What inspired your book? It just happened that I started knowing more people getting involved in the industry, sort of randomly. And I thought that was weird. I knew a guy that worked for Diageo. His stories were interesting about that world the vodka industry. One of my friends from home told me he plunked down something like $25,000 for a vodka start up that his buddy was doing in New Jersey. It was pretty bold. I started looking into



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Victorino Matus is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard. After he graduated from Georgetown University, Vic landed his first and only full-time job at the magazine. In addition to The Weekly Standard, he has written pieces for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. His book Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America will hit bookstores this summer. Compiled by Bailey Pritchett. Where did you grow up? I was born in New York City. When I was 2, we moved to Toms River, N.J. My parents have been in the same house since 1975. So when we go to visit, my son stays in my room where I grew up. Toms River is on the Jersey Shore, and it is just on the other side of the bridge over by Seaside Heights of Jersey Shore fame from MTV. So I grew up with that. I like to point out that the cast from Jersey Shore is from New York. Theyre not

Victorino Matus, senior editor at The Weekly Standard spoke Tuesday on the topic of vodka and the drinks importance in America. (Courtesy of Lauren Wierenga)

the numbers to see exactly how much we drink, how little time it took vodka to be the most dominant spirit in America, and how much we spend on something that is flavorless, odorless, and colorless. And yet we have over 1,000 brands. Anything interesting you have learned in your research? Vodka is, by and large, the most mixable of all spirits. Id say half of the drinking population doesnt like the taste of booze, so thats why they like vodka. Vodka, you can make it overnight. Everyone would like to make a fine whisky or scotch, but you need to wait two or three years. Some take more like 16 years. The vast majority of vodkas are made at ethanol plants in the Midwest. An ethanol plant will be able to get your spirit and vodka level and then they can ship it to your little distillery where you can run it through once thats all you need. And then you can say distilled at your place. Have your thoughts about vodka changed since you started this book? I drink less of it.

Charter school initiative hires new assistant director

Morgan Sweeney Assistant Editor The Barney Charter School Initiative now has an assistant director. Alumna Rebecca Fleming 09 and her husband left Colorado to come to Michigan during winter break so Fleming could start her new job in January. The initiative, primarily the brainchild of President Larry Arnn and Assistant Professor of History Terrence Moore, was started in 2009. In 2010, the college hired Phillip Kilgore to be the programs director. Kilgore publicized the initiative by reaching out to communities that wanted to improve K-12 education. The college no longer needs to do much advertising. Two charter schools opened in 2012, and two more opened in 2013. Five are on track to open this year. The program has grown. Its gotten traction all over the country, Kilgore said. Kilgore felt the need to hire an assistant director for 2014. He eventually turned to Fleming, who taught science at Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy, where Kilgores triplets attended school. She has some great experience, Kilgore said. She understands what education is. She was a leader at that school, where she taught science for four and a half years, and she became the science chair. Flemings scientific background is something for which Kilgore and Moore, the initiatives adviser, share enthusiasm. Very often, these classical schools put so much emphasis on the humanities and on teaching history and government that it appears that the sciences are getting slighted, Moore said. The sciences are, in fact, taught better in these classical schools, but the people who tend to run them are not trained in the mathematics or the sciences. To have someone who is not only a teacher, but whose expertise is in the sciences is a real asset. STEM schools, schools that emphasize the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and math, are becoming increasingly popular in U.S. K-12 education, as many people believe they are whats needed to make America competitive in the global economy. But Kilgore thinks such schools have some fundamental deficiencies. I think the fault of those kinds of schools is that the pendulum swings way over, and they dont understand why math and science should be studied and in what context, Kilgore said. Thats where the humanity comes into play: in understanding the material world and loving the beauty that can be found in it.


Fleming is happy with her new position and enjoys many aspects of it. Im passionate about charter school education and education in general. I also really enjoy talking with students here who are in the same position that I was in five years ago looking to teach and maybe not having that much experience and not having certification, Fleming said. Letting them know what my experiences were, what I liked about teaching, how to prepare for the job fair, how to prepare for interviews, things like that. Fleming may also participate in teacher training seminars for the new schools and classroom observations for the schools already in existence alongside Moore, Associate Professor of English Justin Jackson, Associate Professor of Education Daniel Coupland, Associate Professor of Mathematics Thomas Treloar, and Associate Professor of Chemistry Matthew Young. Kilgore has complete confidence in Flemings abilities to fulfill the new role. When Im not here, shes in charge. When Im here, most of the time, were working on things together, Kilgore said. Arnns goal for the initiative is to start 50 charter schools by 2022, about five per year. I think thats very executable, Kilgore said.

Students dance at the 2014 Presidents Ball in Howard Music Hall This years theme was the Academy Awards. (Anders Kiledal/Collegian)

Hillsdale interns attract opportunity Career services to offer interns money

Hillsdales education. Many of the recruiters tend to be Hillsdale college alumni. They understand the value of Career services boasts of a 96 Hillsdales liberal arts educapercent employment and gradution, Noonan said. They recate placement rate within six ognize the caliber of student and months of graduation. This perwant to recruit. Because of the centage reflects a high demand rigors of Hillsdale, our graduates for Hillsdale graduates. and students are capable of jumpThis year alone, 17 organizaing into any role. tions have visited Hillsdale ColStudent interest in summer lege in search of future interns internships has increased as well. and employees. According to Noonan, Among the freshmen and sophomores organizations are starting to shape their are recruitprofessional profile. ers from Fox I have had a fair News Channel, number of freshmen and the Heritage sophomores coming in Foundation, the and getting a jumpstart on Koch Institute, the internship process, Stryker, PriceNoonan said. A fair waterhouseCamount of our job is getoopers, Target, ting students that expoand Whirlpool. sure to organizations and What makes get them to start thinkthese presentaing and asking questions tions unique to about post-grad plans. Hillsdale is the The surge in on-caminvolvement of pus recruitment is a reHillsdale alumflection of the caliber of ni and student Hillsdale students. Pieper interns. and Darling both agreed J u n i o r that recruiters have inKasey Darling creased resources for retraveled with cruitment at Hillsdale. Koch recruitWhat I have found is ers last week that students who go to to private col- Students attend a Koch Institute internship program presentation in Lane Hall our school are professionleges through- sponsored by Praxis. Koch is one of many organizations who come to Hillsdale to al. We want to work at a out Michigan. seek out interns. (Courtesy of Praxis) reputable organization This semesand make those necessary ter Darling is studying abroad thought it would be great to bring is expected of an intern position connections, Darling said. This in Washington, D.C., with the an actual student intern to Hills- and they have seen that Hillsdale is what sets Hillsdale and other WashingtonHillsdale Internship dale, Darling said. The number students fit the role. smaller colleges apart from those Program. She is an intern for the of Hillsdale students that apply Courtney Noonan, internship bigger universities. Recruiters Koch Institutes recruitment de- for the various programs is pretty program coordinator for career recognize that and, therefore, we partment. large in comparison to the size of services, said that the increase of are special in that regard. Koch invited Darling to assist our school. on-campus recruitment is driven with a Hillsdale presentation reOrganizations use Hillsdale by organizations recognition of Alex Anderson Web Editor garding internship and employment opportunities at Koch. I am doing a recruitment internship this time around, which I really enjoy, Darling said. From what I have seen, we get quite a lot of applicants from Hillsdale. Darling said that organizations like Koch continue to visit Hillsdale because of their past success with Hillsdale graduates. Kochs recruitment team alumni and students to recruit high-quality applicants. Junior Ashley Pieper spent last summer interning for Target in Nebraska. When Target recruiters came to Hillsdale in September, they asked her to help with the presentation. It felt great to know that they had enough confidence in an intern to allow me to speak for their company as a whole, Pieper said. Target knows what Matt Melchior Collegian Reporter Career services is a great place to start when searching for an internship, but this year, they can do more than help find students internships they can help pay for them, too. The 2014 Hillsdale Internship Assistance Program launching this spring will help offset the costs of living while allowing interns to gain job experience. There is $20,000 waiting to be snatched up in $1,000 to $1,500 grants by students who need financial help while taking on a summer internship that is unpaid or lowpaid. According to Forbes, large companies offered 69 percent of their interns full-time positions after graduating and 39 percent of small companies made job offers to their interns. While internships are a promising way for students to find jobs, Forbes pointed out that only a third of all internships are paid. With a small chance of compensation, students are left trying to figure out how to make ends meet when considering internships. Students who have secured internships can apply for the reimbursement program, said Keith Miller, assistant director of career services. If you feel like you will lose money over the summer just to be successful, youre a good candidate. Other liberal arts schools have similar programs, and career services wishes to compete with these schools. The administration approved this pilot program and will look into how to fund the program in the future, if it is successful. If the demand is great enough, career services might expand the program with a larger budget. Miller and Executive Director of career services Michael Murray started discussing the idea about a year ago. They have worked hard with the business office to make the application process as easy as possible. Students wishing to apply must be freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in good standing at the college and must have an internship of at least six 20hour weeks secured. The first application deadline will be March 28 at 5 p.m. with a second-chance deadline on April 25 at 5 p.m. Students will be selected by representatives of career services and the student affairs office. Selection will be based on the quality of the internship, rationale for pursuing the internship, recommendations, interviews, and a few other criteria. I would encourage students even with low GPAs to apply as well, Miller said. It will not be a deciding factor. Often times, students with low GPAs benefit most from internships. We dont want to exclude anyone. We want this to be open to students going in all directions in all majors and fields. Applications will be available in career services next week.

Seniors scramble on theses

Phil DeVoe Collegian Freelancer Some senior theses are due before spring break this year, and Hillsdale College seniors are hard at work on their papers. My thesis is about privatizing unemployment insurance, and why it is terrible under government control, said Mike McDonald, a senior economics major. McDonald is exploring how unemployment insurance contributes to unemployment in general, especially considering the unreliability of the government in providing insurance. Im using historical evidence to explain how unemployment insurance would be better as a private institution, McDonald said. As an economics major, McDonald is not required to do a thesis he chose to write one. He does not have an adviser yet, but plans to talk to someone soon. McDonald plans to publish his thesis after graduation. Professor of English Stephen Smith is advising seniors in the Honors Program as well as those writing for their English majors. As a thesis reader, Smith advises the student throughout the project. He makes sure that their arguments are coherent and effective. When I read papers, I want to see that their mind is alive and that they have a capacity for wonder, Smith said. I want to see that they can make a good argument at a high level of competency. Smith has seen a wide variety of topics. One thesis he is directing is on Shakespeares The Winters Tale. In our department, a successful thesis will come in at an A-, and this high level of expectation is due to the magnitude of the paper, Smith said. Emily Schutz, an English and history major, is studying Shakespeares histories for her thesis. The title is But remember For thats my business to you: the Role of Wonder in Shakespeares Histories. She is focusing on Henry V and how Shakespeare treats this character. I picked Henry V because he is constantly reading himself as a product of history in the play, Schutz said. She has been working on dale are dear to me and I know they will be permanent. Music has been a big part of my life on campus. In addition to choir and orchestra, Ive played cello for Ceilidh, snare drum for the Tulloch Ard pipe band, and am so grateful for the musical opportunities here at Hillsdale. When I think about my Hillsdale experience, some of my best memories have been formed through the music department or in playing music with friends. Its incredible how musically talented the students on this campus are. Do you have any advice for underclassmen? Join the choir and sing in Handels Messiah. If you could major in anything else, what would you major in and why? English. Studying literature is one of the best avenues for encountering beauty and understanding how others have thought about human interaction and our relationship to the divine. Who is an author that has


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class in different ways. What about your Hillsdale experience are you grateful for? Academically speaking, Im grateful for the synthesis of classical liberal arts training but also being able to study physics and math and being in an intellectual climate where all these ideas are talked about. Its incredibly unique to Hillsdale. It is critical to contextualize my studies of science and mathematics in their proper roles as they relate to the rest of the corpus of human knowledge and experience. Studying the humanities is crucial to being a good scientist. On a personal level, Ive never been in a place with a kinder, more gracious, really friendly and vibrant community than my friends and faculty. The friendships that Ive formed at Hills-

the paper since the summer of 2013. As a paper of this magnitude requires, she is working hard to unify her points and elicit what she wants to say about Shakespeare. Her readers are Smith and Assistant Professor of History Matthew Gaetano. Schutz would like to return to the idea in the future, but as of now has no desire to publish. My paper will probably hang in a frame on the wall of my future home, as a testament to the weeks of my life it has cost me, Schutz said. At 25 to 35 pages across the honors program and various departments, the senior theses have been, and continue to be, a large part of the students lives. According to Smith, the spread of opinion on whether or not to publish the article after graduation is equal on both sides. Each student is committing to the paper no matter what they plan to do after graduation. Id like the students to devote themselves to writing the best thesis they can, with as much love and care that they can, Smith said. If its worthwhile to do something with it afterwards, sure, I say that they should pursue it. influenced your thinking while at Hillsdale? How? Johannes Kepler he had a doxological view of science, in that his science aimed to glorify God. I find it fascinating to learn from and to appreciate Keplers fundamental beliefs about symmetry and harmony in nature. Describe a memory that is representative of your whole Hillsdale experience. Singing Irish songs at the Honors retreat freshman year and getting my first glimpse of the academic and spiritual brotherhood at Hillsdale. Are you looking forward to being 21? Embarrassed laughter. Yes. Youre good friends with Caleb Whitmer, editor-in-chief of The Collegian. When did you meet? I thought Caleb was a really weird kid. I didnt meet him till we started throwing water at each other in our dorm we had ice cube wars in Niedfelt.

Although students usually have a reading day early in the spring semester to catch up on work or sleep, this short break is absent from the schedule this year. The administration has decided against having a reading day because spring break has been pushed to an earlier date and because Easter break is longer than usual. Several years ago, a reading day was suggested to give the students a short break (similar to fall break) during second semester, Diane Philipp, vice president of student affairs and dean of women, said in an email. Usually, the time between the start of school to spring break was much longer than the time after spring break until the end of the semester. This year, however, spring break is two weeks earlier to divide the time better between the start of the semester and finals. Previously, finals week started four and a half weeks after spring break. Because of the change this year, students now have six and a half weeks after they return before the start of finals. Easter break is in that time period, including a half day Good Friday, and a travel day Easter Monday. The schools accreditation is also a factor. The loss of just one day can pose a problem, Philipp said. According to Philipp, the administration is required to fulfill a certain number of academic days. If students are given a reading day earlier, theyd have to make it up later in the semester, or the school could be penalized. Kat Torres


Hillsdales Center for Constructive Alternatives has decided on next years topics. They will be World War I, Energy: Issues and Controversies, American Journalism Yesterday and Today, and Silent Films. Timothy Caspar, associate vice president for external affairs, said the college has hosted an economics CCA every year for the past 12 years. Over the course of the past 12 or so years that Ive been working at Hillsdale College, theyve sort of fallen into a pattern, Caspar said. If you look at the September topics they tend to be politics and history or current events. The second CCA that used to be in January is now always on free-market economics, because that program is co-sponsored by the Ludwig Van Mises Lecture Series. Next years economics CCA discusses the contemporary debate over energy production, Caspar said. With regard to the other CCA topics, Caspar said faculty members and students often provide good suggestions. Director of the Dow Journalism Program John J. Miller made suggestions for the CCA on American Journalism Yesterday and Today. Doug Jeffrey invited me to pick a number of topics and speakers, Miller said. You might say the journalism program is collaborating on this one. Kate Patrick


News In the article, Presidents Ball arrives, the Presidents Ball court was listed as having five men and five women. In reality, the court contained six men and six

women. In the article, Everett competition advances, a photo caption incorrectly identified the winner of last years Everett oratory competition as senior Jonathan Lewis.

Alumnus Andrew Dykstal was the winner of last years oratory competition. The Collegian apologizes for these errors.

Mock Trial team advances

Daniel Slonim Collegian Reporter Hillsdales C-team in mock trial received a bid for an Opening Round Championship tournament after competing successfully in a regional tournament. Both the A and B teams did not receive bids. On Feb. 15, team 1030 competed at a regional tournament in Pennsylvania and won a bid to the next tournament. One week later, teams 1028 and 1029 competed at a similar tournament at the University of Notre Dame, but ran into difficulties. We just had the lineup from Hell, senior and 1029 captain Abby Loxton said. They competed some of the hardest teams in the tournament, and came close to earning a spot at the next tournament, but fell just short. Sophomore Jack Shannon, a captain of 1028, said the tournament measured a statistic called combined strength that gauges the difficulty of each teams schedule by the number of ballots their opponents win. Team 1028 had the third hardest schedule, and 1029 had the second hardest. This is the highest level of competition that weve had all year, and we did extremely well under a lot of pressure, Shannon said. Due to some unusual circumstances we had in the rounds, we had to adapt, and we ended up giving some of the best performances weve had all year. Loxton said she was disappointed with results that did not reflect the way the rest of the season had gone. We won a tournament, we placed in every other tournament we went to we were in the top eight except the one that mattered, she said. Nevertheless, she was proud of her teams performance. I told my team, If I had to lose an ORCs bid, I would want to lose it with you, she said. Coach Keith Miller agreed that both teams performed exceptionally well. He particularly mentioned 1029. I cant say enough about how proud I am about the way our team competed, he said. This team was hard as nails, professional through and through, never flinched. Junior Philip Hammersley and sophomore Shaun Lichti were both named all-region attorneys at the tournament. Team 1030 will be competing in Ohio during the last weekend of spring break.


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Ive always felt really stressed and torn between my involvement and my responsibilities and my studies and my friends, and doing well in all of them. It finally feels like Im getting the hang of it senior year. Im actually hitting my stride and kind of balancing it. What about your Hillsdale experience are you grateful for? Ive been really humbled in a lot of ways. Like getting a C on my first paper, and not getting hired to be a student ambassador. Just all those little things that wound your pride. Ive been really humbled by how kind the people are and how giving the professors are. Do you have any advice for underclassmen? Multi-tasking is a myth, so if

youre going to study, hide your phone under a rock so it doesnt distract you. A lot of the wisest things Ive ever heard came from Dr. Stephen Smiths syllabus, like, You dont need a nap, you just need to go for a brisk walk. Staying focused is so beneficial. If youre socializing, socialize all the way, but if youre studying, study all the way. If you could major in anything else, what would you major in and why? Maybe economics, because I dont know anything about it, and I feel like Id know more about the world if I understood money and power and trade. I feel like thats practical knowledge thats really lacking in me. Who is an author that has influenced your thinking while at Hillsdale? Why? I guess its cliche to say Shakespeare and Dante, because theyre the two biggest authors of all time, but I did take them Saga at breakfast? he said. Sophomore Caroline Pittard had a flat of water bottles stolen from her in the Suites parking lot. I left them in the parking lot when I was moving into the Suites and poof! They were gone when I got back, Pittard said. Whorley encourages students to exhaust all possibilities before assuming their items were stolen. Students can visit the security of-

for a year in succession with Dr. Smith, and it was really informative, because they both just show you how sin contorts and twists everything, and how messed up everyone can end, and how all your little decisions can bring about this tragic result. And they show both how human action can end well and how it can end poorly, and the importance of the will and the intellect and how they interplay. Describe a memory that is representative of your whole Hillsdale experience. Theres always a Christmas party on Dec. 1 at the Treehouse, and people wear ridiculous Christmas pajamas. We all just sing Christmas carols on a school night and have a great time, underclassmen and upperclassmen. The fact that people are coming together with joy and theyre not embarrassed to wear ridiculous Christmas outfits. Its really fun and weve done it every year. fice for help in finding their property. He also advises students to be more protective with their items. If people are a little more careful, with a little patience, we can remove the opportunity for crime to occur, he said.



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parties provide all of lifes basic necessities, leaving us free to argue over academic minutiae? Sometimes, however, the outside world can rudely intrude, despite all of our best efforts to keep it at bay. Unlike, say, Hogwarts, Hillsdale has no magical charms to keep outsiders or malevolent forces from creeping past the intersection of Hillsdale and College Streets. Just this Sunday, an 18-yearold Hillsdale woman was forced into a car on Hillsdale St. at 11 p.m., as Taylor Knopf wrote on A1. The car was parked less than 200 feet away from the police station, and less than a mile from the College. It doesnt require irrational paranoia to imagine this happening to a college student. On a given weekend, students walk nocturnally between campus and downtown, including some women as young as Sundays victim. So call security instead of walking alone. Theyll pick you up, on campus or off, and take you where you need to go after dark. Dont feel like an imposition. Its why security exists. You can reach on-duty personnel by cell at (517) 398-1522.

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Hillsdale is a small school in a small town. But dont get so used to the comfort of small-town living that you forget about the world beyond our precious Hillsdale bubble. Our college, like so many others, maintains an idyllic existence largely by insulating itself from the trappings of reality. Where else (outside prisons, hotels, and boot camps) do third

Searching for life and light: T.S. Eliot

and women who have caught my attention and perhaps chief among them is T.S. Eliot (1888-1965). Eliots real significance, I hold, is the journey-like movement of his work from frustration and confusion to meaning and context. The poet began to publish during World War I, distinguishing himself early on in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915) and The Waste Land (1922). These poems, especially, are recognized as landmarks of modern literature and provide a valuable picture of the modern attitude. In later poems, notably Ash Wednesday (1930) and The Four Quartets (1936-1942), he attempts to offer, as Greg Wolfe puts it, timeless moments of grace by tracing the journey of the isolated self [from fragmentation] toward integrationa renewed sense of the presence of the past, and fleeting glimpses of union with God. As such, Eliot is a primary figure to whom we should look if we are seeking life and light in literature. The poets early work admits a deep loss. In The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock we hear of an overwhelming question, a man who has measured [his] life out with coffee spoons, claiming I grow oldI grow old and we come away with a thoroughgoing sense of alienation, detachment, and despair. The Waste Land, a cryptically disjointed poem (at least on the surface) presents a barren climate in which can be found leftover fragments of bygone tradition. Eliot threatens to show [us] fear in a handful of dust. When the poet claims, I have shored these fragments against my ruin, however, we get a sense that he sees something in the fragments that may ward off utter loss. Helen Gardner writes that The Waste Land should be read as an Inferno which looked toward a Purgatorio. And perhaps Gardner is right. In his notes on the poem, Eliot explains that the final sections booming DADA DA refers to a fable of the Divine Thunder in the Hindu Scriptures, in which the Thunder roars, Control yourselves; give alms; be compassionate. F.O. Matthiessen concludes that if there is any source of salvation in the modern experience, it comes, only through sacrifice, as we see in the Thunders roar. If in Eliots poetry, as in Dantes, the pilgrim must first journey down in order to go up, then Wolfes, Gardners, and Matthiessens interpretations of The Waste Land allow for the possibility of recovery. In Eliots later work, poems like Ash Wednesday and The Four Quartets, we find fragments being recovered and pieced back together into something new. In Ash Wednesday, we find the lines, Redeem/ The time. Redeem/ The Unread vision in the higher dream, and references to a place of grace for those who seek the face, and a time to rejoice for those who acknowledge the voice. Appropriate for such a Lenten, Purgatorial poem, we even find in its closing the prayer of a suffering soul: Teach us to care/ Teach us to sit still/ Our peace in His will/...Suffer me not to be separated Eliot wrote this poem

Hillsdale and politics

I discovered Hillsdale College through a Google search. The specificity of the search the top ten conservative schools in the United States fell to my love of superlatives, and it was directly followed by what are the top ten liberal schools in the United States? I was directed to the Young Americas Foundation and the Huffington Post, respectively. Of the two colleges featured on these respective sites, neither seemed particularly interesting. I was, however, drawn to the idea of a dale, and Michigan seemed exotic. This was my reasoning behind Josh Andrew adding another underdog to Student Columnist the Mighty Ducks portion of my college list, while abandoning Hampshire College and the dream of majoring in Peace and World Security. From here, my story is everything you expect and less. Hillsdale College didnt market itself until I arrived on campus for an admissions visit, and it stopped the moment I left. It was compelling while it lasted and even sufficient to convince me to trade my vague, undefined notions of East Coast elitism for the dark winters of the Midwest. But the moral of the story is that it took a little search engine magic to get me to Hillsdale. The Internet forces colluded that day to direct me to this institution, turning my abstracted love of superlatives into a liberal arts education. The unfortunate bit is that my high school guidance counselor never mentioned this place, and when I reflect now on the automatically generated list of 100 colleges that fit my interests and standardized test scores, Hillsdale is noticeably absent. Our institution is buried in the dark right corner of the misty cyber world where organizations like Young Americas Foundation and The Blaze reign supreme. The perplexing thing is that Im not sure that our college is responsible for such a limited, politically charged image. At this point, the colleges free online classes function as a cornerstone of our marketing. Until last night, I assumed that these classes on the Western Heritage and the Constitution were different from the classes I took as a freshman; I presumed that the lectures catered toward potential donors by indulging in a political rhetoric that encouraged partisan dogmatism. I was wrong. The talks introduced the listener to the context that underscored the American experiment of a democratic republic. From what I saw, the lectures were fair and encouraged informed citizenship and responsibility. Still, I was prompted for a financial gift as soon as I registered, and this suggests I was right about at least one thing: This was meant for donors. Yet for a school that rejects federal funding and still manages to keep its tuition and board at roughly $25,000 below comparable institutions, perhaps this approach is sensible. Couple this initial financial onus with the meager 14 percent of Hillsdale students who give to their almamater upon graduation and suspicion skirts to the peripherals. Hillsdale consistently markets itself as a place of formation, both for the heart and the intellectual furniture of the mind. A place where humility is taught to be mans essential posture and learning stands simultaneously as a foundation and an end in itself. The dilemma is that the main recipients of this message doesnt seem to listen very carefully. Usually, their curiosity is piqued, but they have already made up their minds. Jay Nordlinger called us the conservative Harvard in his recent article in the National Review, and this is emblematic of the sort of bizarre statement that encourages an existential crises for Hillsdale students: those outside the college are kind enough to remind us that were a Christian school with a love for all things red, and we are left startled by these comments and wondering if anyone is actually interested in the liberal arts. Presently, it seems that the world lacks a name for what were doing and Republican and conservative stand as worthy alternatives. The result is that high school kids only know Hillsdale as the number one option on YAFs list of the top conservative colleges in America. And not everyone will find Michigan exotic. Education is the way out. For starters, I would suggest an online class on the great books directed towards high school students. Give prospectives the opportunity to participate in liberal education, because what theyre hearing is not what theyre getting.

Daniel Teal Student Columnist

We have loved the stars too deeply to be afraid of the night. Richard Hundley set these striking lyrics to his 1959 composition, The Astronomers, and offers us a profoundly optimistic image for the seeker of light in what seem to be dark times. My series, Life and Light, aims to briefly but honestly explore the apparent darkness of modern literature and consider where there may be glimmers of light, narratives that present a brighter vision than the times defining literary themes: the break with tradition, alienation of the individual, doubt and disorientation, rejection of the transcendent, and so on. Some 20th century authors manage to depict the modern confusion and, from under the burden of their own culture, insist on promoting a more humane vision. Among these men


the Wall Street Journal. You say medical home, I say locked-in customers. Tomayto-tomahto. The pediatricians have a point, albeit a weak one. You cant say the same about teachers unions, whose top priorities are to take care of their members, even when such care comes at the expense of students. In New York City, the passion from teachers unions is all aimed at pay raises, killing charter schools and keeping rules that make it harder to get rid of incompetents, criminals and even, occasionally, sexual predators. In Michigan, until reforms from Republican leaders kicked in, the Service Employees International Union, with the help of state Democrats, claimed parents of disabled kids were union members just so the union could skim dues from Medicaid payments to parents who served as their kids health-care providers. I cite these examples because they involve children, the constituency everyone claims should come first. But this dynamic is endemic to society. The sugar lobby bilks taxpayers to subsidize an industry that shouldnt exist in the United States. The life insurance industry lobbies to keep inheritance taxes because, after all, people buy their products to avoid such taxes. The health insurance industry remains bought-in, literally and figuratively, to Obamacare because the prospect of becoming the equivalent of guaranteedprofitable utilities is worth the headaches of government incompetence. When I say that this dynamic is endemic to society, I do not mean endemic under President Obama, or under America or under capitalism. It is a natural human tendency. The augurs of ancient Rome fought any attempt to break their monopoly on divine prophecy by studying the flights and entrails of birds. The Luddites declared war on the machines, long before anyone had heard of Skynet, because the Luddites were market incumbents being ousted by new, and better, technology. Taxi drivers are trying to use the law to fend off companies like Uber. Every occupational group that pushes for the licensing or regulating of its industry does it, at least in part, to keep competition out. The standard left-wing complaint is to blame only big business and capitalism. But if you dont think that exact sort of thing happens under socialist and communist systems, you dont know anything about those systems. Despite a century of anti-corporate rhetoric about the power of corporations, they actually come and go with amazing rapidity (Only 13 percent of firms on the Fortune 500 list in 1955 were there in 2011). But government is forever. The state has the unique ability to protect existing stakeholders from the threats posed by innovation and competition, whether those stakeholders are

while he worked as an air raid warden during World War II, often encountering Londons fires and rubble from the bombings. In The Four Quartets, Eliot offers something more. He writes that, The only hope, or else despair/ Lies in the choice of pyre or pyre/ To be redeemed from fire by fire. He refuses to ignore the firesliteral and figurative and chooses to see redemption through the flames. He seeks to redeem what has been lost of time and place by pointing the reader to the still point of the turning world, one permanent, axiomatic center around which meaningful human existence can rotate. Russell Kirk writes that Eliot points out the way to the Rose Garden that endures beyond time, where seeming opposites are reconciled and directs our attention to things more enduring than wars and rumors of wars. Eliot submits that recovery lies in what is transcendent and permanent. For Eliot, religion brings the individual and society out of modernisms dark night of the soul. The magnitude of his prolific literary contribution, however, does not enable us to significantly know that his answer is the right one or that there is a truly right one. Whether or not Eliots vision is in any sense true or whether it is merely helpful to us, it does seem to shine some sort of light into the darkness of the 20th century. If all we can take away from Eliots work is an encounter with his personal experience of transcendence, then weve found some life and light and, hopefully, a renewed desire to continue the search.

Jonah Goldberg Syndicated Columnist

Down with stakeholders. The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out against affordable health care for kids. Retail medical clinics -- at drugstores, Walmarts, etc. -- are cropping up across the nation, thanks in part to the expected longer waiting times and out-of-pocket expenses stemming from Obamacare. And the pediatricians dont like it. While retail clinics may be more convenient and less costly, the AAP said they are detrimental to the concept of a medical home, where patients have a personal physician who knows them well and coordinates all their care, reported

businesses or unions, fat cats or philanthropies. Thats where the votes are and where the checks comes from. But progress -- material, medical, economic -- comes from innovation. Economist Deirdre McCloskey notes that until the 19th century, innovation was a negative word because innovators upset the established order and the powers that be. In her wonderful book Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Cant Explain the Modern World, McCloskey describes how for all of human history, humans lived on about $3 a day, using todays dollars. For 200,000 years, the line was essentially flat until around 1800, when a culture that valued innovation spread from England to Europe and the New World. Since then, wealth has skyrocketed, all thanks to a culture willing to let innovators pull up the stakes of the existing stakeholders. In Silicon Valley, where governments touch is light, we can see the rapidity of innovation at work. In health care, education and other areas where the governments hand is heavy, we see stakeholders holding on for dear life. (Jonah Goldberg is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and editor-at-large of National Review Online. You can write to him in care of this newspaper or by e-mail at goldbergcolumn@, or via Twitter @JonahNRO.)

From the Archives: Leutheuser Exemplifies Brilliance, Sometimes His basic philosophies toward 6. Never do anything you dont life are to have a good time. Life want to do (papers, homework, is too short to worry about things. physical labor--drinking excepted) While at a recent Delt party [Eric] 7. Create the most elaborate and Leutheuser mentioned ten rules imaginative excuses possible. that govern his life: 8. Tardiness is next to Godliness. 1. When dancing, never take up 9. Express your ludest thoughts less than 99 cubic feet of air space. in the purest manner. 2. When dancing, one must 10. No matter how embarrassing sweat a lot. or controversial an action may be, 3. Never make plans that you do it for the story later on. cannot change at the last minute. Leutheusers philosophy would 4. Always say the right thing at also include disregarding all these the right time. rules if you want to. 5. Never embarrass yourself or your friends . . . too much. April 8, 1982

The Uses of a Liberal Arts Education

by Forester McClatchtey

The strain of Ukraine

Micah Meadowcroft Assistant Editor
Ukraine is caught between a rock and a hard place. In this case, the rock is Russia, and the hard place, Germany. According to her spokesman, German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin that Ukraine must quickly get a government capable of acting and its territorial integrity must be preserved. Translation: Putin and Merkel want Ukraine to have a government that can be influenced, bought, or bullied in the aftermath of its current instability. They would like it to have the same territory, population, and natural resources that it does now. Merkels Germany is the most powerful player in the European Union. Many of the protests that precipitated what can now perhaps be called a Ukrainian revolution called for Ukraines enrollment in the EU. Putin and Russias allies are beginning to take the EU seriously. In opposition to it, Russian political theorists have proposed a Eurasian Union. This hegemony would stand against the EU as an institution tied together by power, not economic dependency. The Eurasian Union is not a joke. Belarus and Kazakhstan have already joined. Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan are candidates for membership. Putin wants this new economic Warsaw Pact to create a powerful, supra-national union to rival the EUs influence in Asia, a prosperous China, and the United States as a world player. In short, Russia wants the Bolshevik band to get back together under the guise of free trade and mutual support. So Merkel and Putin want to keep the Ukrainian status quo not because they respect the sovereignty or dignity of Ukraine. Rather, it comes from a mutual desire for something to fight over. Ukraine as a member of the EU becomes a further buffer to expansion of the Russian sphere of influence. Ukraine as a part of the proposed Eurasian Union becomes simply another step toward putting the USSR back together again. America, and Ukraines interim leadership, have pledged to support the European choice. Probably, Ukraine will become a part of the EU in the near future. The obvious question is: What will Putins countermeasure be? That is not, however, the only question that requires answering. The world ought to wonder: Will Ukrainians be better off if Ukraines territorial integrity is preserved? The predominantly Russianspeaking territories in Ukraine border the Russian Federation. The name Ukraine means borderland, and it is just that to those with designs for it a hinterland possessing the second largest military in Europe, surpassed only by Russia. The Ukrainian ties to Russia cannot be underestimated. In the past few days, violence between the pro-European protesters who triggered this unrest and pro-Russian groups has erupted. The populist movement in Kiev is not necessarily

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the populist movement of Ukraine. Should Ukraine then remain a unified state? Clearly, neither Merkel nor Putin want a curtain dividing Ukraine. They both want it all. But perhaps those Ukrainians who desire a government representing their interests would be best served in a Western, European,

divided Ukraine, and those Ukrainians who remember with fondness being a satellite in the orbit of a superpower should look east to a Eurasian Union. The borderland would still be there, though the border would be more sharply drawn.

Body checking should be banned

more of a shift away from the mentality in mens games that allows things to get out of hand. And it has gotten out of hand. A Canadian restaurant named its The American Academy of Orsoup of the day American Tears last thopedic Surgeons ranked hockey Friday. as the most dangerous sport in the Team USA was bested once again United States for by its Canadian neighnonfatal catabors at the Olympic injuries, Games in Sochi. If But if USA Hockey strophic and reported that thats not bad enough, more than 63,000 they lost the bronze sticks with its hockey-related medal game to Finland injuries are treated decision to delay too. each year. CheckBut if USA Hockey ing is the cause of the introduction sticks with its decision about 75 percent of to delay the introducall major injuries tion of body checking of body checking that happen in the until players are older, sport. America will fall even until players are Checking lower in the hockey older, America was traditionally lineup. In order to prointroduced to the duce the best players, will fall even lower players when they USA Hockey should reached the Pee introduce checking in the hockey Wee level, around earlier or ban it all the age of 10 or together. lineup. 11. In 2011, USA Understandably, Hockey prohibited some fans are quick to body checking stand up and rah that checking adds entertainment value and until players reached the Bantam level, which is made up of 13-and 14-yearmanliness to the game. But National olds, in order to reduce the number Hockey League games have much of injuries. Studies, however, show less checking than amateur hockey that the number of injuries has not leagues, and millions more people changed. In fact, it has just made the watch the NHL games. Checking only injuries worse. adds injuries while decreasing the A study published in the Canadian games skill level. Medical Association Journal by the Checking is not allowed in womUniversity of Calgary followed two ens hockey leagues. Head coach of leagues, one that allowed checking at the Brock Badgers womens hockey the age of 11, and the other not until team Todd Erskine said in an inter13. After two years, the study conview with The Western Gazette that it cluded that both leagues had around makes hockey a more skillful game. the same amount of checking-related Without body checking, theres injuries, but injuries that caused the more of an emphasis on other skills players to take more than seven days like skating, passing and shooting, off of playing time increased by 33 Erskine said. I find you can get more percent when checking was introduced of a flow to a game and definitely

Sam Scorzo Washington Editor

later. Prolonging the introduction of checking will not decrease injuries, it will only make the injuries worse. These findings make sense. 11- and 12-year-olds are in their prime years for learning new skills and will be able to perfect their checking while not being able to hit too hard. However, 13-and 14-year-old boys dont know how to control their strength. Some have gone through major growth spurts while others have not. Adding inexperienced checking to the game at this point in their lives has proven disastrous. My 13-year-old brother is just starting to learn how to check. In AAA teams, the most competitive teams in his league, coaches arent focusing as much on the players skill set during try-outs. Instead, they want to stack their team with size. They know smaller kids will be the ones to get hurt this year because none of the players know how to hit. Just after two years of the checking-rule change, American hockey is being transformed to a size game, like football or basketball, rather than a game of meritocracy. The Olympic Games featured a mix of amateur and NHL players. The two-week event has left at least seven prominent NHL players benched for their regular season games due to injuries sustained from overzealous body-checks. These injuries are yet another reason for USA Hockey to revoke their decision to delay checking until the Bantam level. Better yet, the hockey community should ban it from the game entirely. Without action, checking will continue to force talented American players out of the game prematurely.

Claire Underwood is no feminist icon

Emmaline Epperson Senior Reporter
Netflixs original series House of Cards portrays the darkest side of American politics. Its difficult to find a character to root for because every character oozes depravity. Claire Underwood, the wife of the shows fictional vice president, is no exception. On Feb. 14, Jezebel called Claire Underwood, a feminist warrior. The article cites Claires bill for protection against military sexual harassment and her honesty about her abortion as a step forward for womens portrayal in the media. Though Claire does advocate for the same issues as American feminists, Jezebel ignores major plot points in Netflixs original series House of Cards. Though she can manipulate and intimidate her opponents, her pursuits have their end in her husbands success, not her own. House of Cards does not portray a feminist warrior. Instead, the show proves the success of a wife who makes sacrifices for husband. The show has fascinated the American people. Though Netflix refuses to give statistics, an Internet traffic monitoring firm, Procera Networks, estimates that 11 percent of Netflix users, or about 3 million people, watched at least one episode. Though Claire has her own pursuits, she constantly sacrifices her desires in order to aid her husband. Claire gives up her position at a nonprofit to focus on ensuring Franks success. Both seasons show Claires regret for her three abortions - one of which she obtained to focus on her husbands campaign. She visits a fertility doctor, but cancels her appointment when Franks pursuit for the presidency speeds up. Claire envies the motherhood of others. She even threatens to cancel the insurance of a pregnant former employee, saying: Im willing to let your child wither and die inside you if thats whats required. Claire knew exactly what her marriage would entail from the day that Frank proposed. In season one, she recounted his words: Im not going to give you a couple of kids and count the days until retirement. I promise you freedom from that. I promise you youll never be bored. Taylor Swift couldnt find any songwriting material in this proposal. Neither season provides evidence of the existence of a sex life between the Underwoods. The couples shared cigarette every night is the closest sign of their intimacy. Their respective affairs highlight their necessity to find affection outside their marriage. In the end, however, Frank achieves his ultimate goal of the presidency. Claire, on the other hand, loses her job and any chance at motherhood. Yes, Claire tried to pass a bill for womens rights in the military. She abandons the bill, however, when it no longer will help her husband. Every step she took manipulated those around her to help Frank advance to the presidency. She uses her beauty and sexuality to get what she wants. Claire is the opposite of a feminist warrior - she is a devoted wife, willing to make sacrifices. Though feminists try to portray Claire as the modern woman, they should criticize her constant self-sacrifice. Claire epitomizes the plight of a politicians wife a repressed existence, focused only on her husband. Though her life lacks boredom, it is devoid of personal fulfillment.

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Students who hate pulling out their phone or logging in to a computer for campus announcements, fret no more: were bringing the onslaught to you. Earlier this week, flat panel displays went up in Lane, Kendall, and Mossey Library. Presumably, theyll to be used as scrolling billboards like those in the Dow Center or Grewcock Student Union. While its important that liberal institutions such as Hillsdale College engage with the modern, technology-saturated world, its even more imperative that we dont allow that goal to contaminate our primary mission. We may brush off Dr. Whalens talk at the beginning of freshman year, but that doesnt diminish the fact: education is indeed serious business. These displays clash with the traditional aesthetics of the classroom buildings and the gravitas they add to our program. They also pose a distraction for students attempting to study there. Imagine this: you are sitting in the library trying to focus on a paper. Instead of merely glancing at the clock, your mind could inadvertently leap to a

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color montage of potentially irrelevant information and mediocre graphic design across the room. Student Ambassadors may soon experience the irony of touting Hillsdales small class sizes and emphasis on writing and the Great Books while standing beneath the LED glow of modernity. If the Student Union is any indicator, students often ignore these displays entirely over time anyways, defeating the goal of effective communication. Many of us are guilty of using our own computers or smartphones rather than actually studying in these spaces more often than we should, but there still is a dignified air about this campus and what we do here. Professors still become irked at cell phones in classrooms, and some students have the good sense to get off of Facebook when deadlines roll around. These displays may not singlehandedly undermine the liberal arts, but traditional aesthetics and a scholarly atmosphere are important and worth preserving. If Hillsdale students are going to amuse ourselves to death like everyone else, lets at least do it discretely and not prominently in the Lane and Kendall lobbies for the visiting world to see.

Jonesville, Hillsdale begging laws unconstitutional

Jordan Finney Collegian Reporter Homeless people in Hillsdale and Jonesville, Mich., should be permitted under the law to openly panhandle within the village limits, according to a recent court decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Eight communities in Michigan, including Jonesville, have been notified by the American Civil Liberties Union that their ordinances against panhandling are unconstitutional and must be revoked. However, Hillsdale has not received a letter. Its not a crime to be poor. Poor people have free speech rights as well, said Rana Elmir, deputy director at ACLU Michigan. Cities dont want to be reminded about the vulnerable members of our society. They want to protect their citizens from threats or harassments; however, there are already laws for that. The ACLU was originally involved in a lawsuit with the city of Grand Rapids, Mich. The case, Speet v. Scheutte, concluded that begging in public places is a First Amendment right that cities in Michigan must recognize, according to ACLUs letter to Jonesville. Its made to be a crime to be poor, which is perhaps why we got involved, Elmir said. These individuals are ticketed and even jailed, at times. It can have an extremely disastrous effect on an individual. Being sucked into the criminal justice system is something lifelong, and its difficult to get out of once youve had an interaction
the stores opening corresponded with an uptick in related crime. I charged a man with using another persons financial transaction device. When he was confronted with the police about it, he said he needed money to go buy more product at the Camden shop, Brady said. We had a complaint here from a father in Coldwater who had called to the sheriffs department saying that his son had overdosed after buying this product from the Camden shop. Burchardt said that officers from the sheriffs office responded to the communitys uproar by talking to confidential informants in town and contacting Angola, Ind., law enforcement. Officers from the Hillsdale County Sheriffs office confronted Cardwell and an unidentified clerk over a moped traded for spice, on Sept. 23. On Oct. 14, plain-clothes officers from the Hillsdale Narcotics Enforcement Team made


with law enforcement. Jonesville had a similar ordinance to the one struck down in Grand Rapids. The law, which was enacted in 1969, criminalizes people who beg in a public place, either by words, gestures, or by exhibiting a sign, according to Jonesvilles code section 9-2. The law went into effect at a time when a lot of villages considered it a public nuisance, said Jeff Gray, village manager of Jonesville. However, weve certainly had no prosecutions or arrests that anyone can recall under this ordinance. I dont think anyone has even been spoken to by the police about this. There are a number of social services, which may be a piece as to why we havent seen as much of an issue here. Police officers in Jonesville
their first undercover purchase: approximately 1.8 grams of Bizarro, a blueberry blend of spice, and 1.8 grams of Black Diamond, a strawberry blend. According to a police report, one of the clerks said, We have to keep expanding up here in Michigan because Ohio keeps passing ordinances against this stuff. After Gregory Endres, vice president of chemistry at Cayman Chemical in Ann Arbor, said that the active ingredient in the samples, PB-22, was a synthetic cannabinoid and an analogue of other schedule 1 substances, officers made a second buy on Nov. 13: another 1.5 grams of Bizarro and 3.5 grams of blueberry Angels Breath. When officers conducted the search warrant on Nov. 14, they found Cardwell suffering from withdrawals and Demayo with dirt on her hands. She admitted to ripping marijuana plants out of their pots in an attempt to destroy them. She knew that her medical card had expired

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have been informed about Speet v. Schuettes decision to recognize panhandling as a First Amendment right. These blanket bans on begging are certainly a free speech issue, Elmir said. Essentially the law says if youre asking for a donation because youre poor, that is protected speech. Its similar to holding up a political sign, or saying need a job, God bless. Simply asking for support is constitutionallyprotected speech. The city of Jonesville will not enforce its ordinance until the law is amended. However, section 22-124 in Hillsdales code of ordinance, which includes laws against begging and soliciting alms, is still a law, according to the Hillsdale City Police Department.

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Hawkins said. Cardwell admitted he never filed his income taxes because he made so much money from selling potpourri. Demayo said it took two to three days to sell $6,000 worth of incense. That success proved their downfall. They made too much of a spectacle. There wasnt one person that didnt know, Hawkins said. They turned a lot of different people against them. Hillsdale County Sheriff Stan Burchardt said buyers came to the shop from across Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and possibly even Illinois. Cardwell and Demayos success not only attracted the communitys attention but also that of Hillsdale law enforcement. Hillsdale Prosecuting Attorney Neal Brady and Hassinger said

more than a year ago, and that Cardwells had two weeks before. Officers seized 11 marijuana plants, 229.3 grams of suspected marijuana, 1,149.4 grams of spice, approximately 267 grams of marijuana butter, and $7,906 in cash, rolled and secured with rubber bands. At the shop, officers seized 4.15 pounds of spice, more than 500 glass pipes, 600 packages of rolling papers, and business logs indicating $191,791 in sales. They seized fake urine kits they sold so people could pass urine tests, Hassinger said. After the conduction of the warrant, the duo was arrested in Angola, Ind., waived extradition from Indiana, and were arraigned in Hillsdale County. Cardwell is in the Hillsdale County Jail after fleeing to Indiana, and Demayo is out on bail. Both were unavailable for comment.

Leutheuser ready to enter the political world

Jack Butler Assistant Editor

Eric Leutheuser, who just announced his candidacy for 58th district Michigan state representative, has always been interested in politics. His father, Paul Leutheuser founded Leutheuser Buick GMC dealership which Erice now owns and served as mayor of Hillsdale. A product of both Hillsdale public schools and Hillsdale College, he took advantage of his time at the latter to embark on the then-new WashingtonHillsdale Internship Program, spending a semester living in Arlington, Va., and interning for former Rep. David Stockman, an experience he recalls fondly. It was a moment in history when the country had a sense of what President Carter called malaise while Ronald Reagan was telling us that better days were ahead, to stop selling America short, Leutheuser said. The first crack in the ice, if you will, was the Miracle on Ice game in 1980, which happened while I was in WHIP. That fall, Leutheuser accepted Stockmans offer to assist on his reelection campaign. The contrast he discovered during this time between Washington, D.C., and the area around Hillsdale helped him realize where he felt more comfortable. Hillsdale felt more like the real world, and Washington felt more unreal, he said. I was more built for and more likely to be happy in a small town, and so, I decided to follow in my fathers footsteps. And so he waited: managing the day-to-day operations of Leutheuser GMC, raising three girls with his wife, Laura Anna Dunham 10, Clara 12, and senior Grace and involving himself in the community in

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various ways, such as serving on the boards of the Hillsdale County Community Foundation and Health Center, as well as the City Planning and Economic Development commissions, and trying to stay as informed as he could. But then the opportunity arose to fill the seat of Ken Kurtz, the current 58th district state representative who is termlimited out. It fit just right. I didnt run for anything before because I felt like a family and making a living were fulltime jobs. I didnt have any notion of holding office while we were raising a family, and I was busy with the dealership, he said. Im still young enough to have energy, but old enough that my kids have graduated. And Kurtz got term-limited out, and I got the support of my wife, which is crucial; she supports me as she always does. Family and friends agreed that timing was important. He had to raise three girls, but now his youngest is graduating this year. So hes moving past that phase when youre

chasing them all over the place, said Ron Budd, who has known Leutheuser since they were Cub Scouts together. He certainly didnt want to take on something if he wasnt going to do it 100 percent. It all just fell together. While Laura had expected her husband to seek office at some point, his recent decision still surprised her somewhat. It was a bit of a surprise. Early in our marriage, many people expected it was path he would choose. But then there were years of dormancy, she said. It was a surprise that fit perfectly with the changes: were empty nesters, the dealership is secure. Now that his campaign has begun, Leutheuser has started selling himself to voters on his biography of customer service experience, common-sense solutions, and community engagement. Its a message he thinks can win. I have a breadth of work experience, community service, and education that would allow

me to move into the workflow in Lansing, be in committees, and be very effective right out of the gate putting forward the interests of the district and working with other representatives to get things done, he said. Budd thinks that Leutheusers name recognition and campaigning skills should put him ahead of the crowded primary field and hopes that both he and his wife are ready for the demands of the trail. They say that sometimes the campaign is harder on the wife than the candidate, he said. But even though Laura said politics is outside of her comfort zone, shes ready to work for her husband. I have a desire to see a good man my husband serve. Hes the kind of man we want to see representing others like him, she said. Hes a fine man, the kind of man we need, not a man whos dreamt of a political position his whole life.

There are people cutting down trees in our front yard, a woman said on the phone to her husband. Its alright. I told them they could, he said. The tree cutters sought firewood to warm their houses during the propane shortage that has gripped Michigan since January, said Christopher Busch, professor of English and neighbor to the couple. Increased demand for propane as households try to keep warm in an unusually frigid winter and various negative supply shocks created the propane shortage. Prices have risen significantly, while the shortage continues. The weekly reported Michigan residential propane prices jumped 37 percent the week of Jan. 27, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration data. Prices peaked at $3.76/gallon the week of the Feb. 3 and have since fallen to $3.35/gallon, still 26 percent higher than before the spike. Though the shortage was caused by many factors, increased demand this fall by corn farmers seeking to dry a wet record harvest was especially significant, according to Caywood Propane Gas Inc.s Propane Supply Shortage FAQs blog. Mechanical trouble at many supply terminals servicing large haulers also contributed, according to the blog, as did temperatures much lower than those of last years unusually warm winter. According to the blog, decreasing propane imports and rapidly increasing propane exports also contributed. Propane exports were 74 percent higher in 2013 (through November, the latest month for which data is available) than in the same period in 2012, according to USEIA data. The Community Action Agency provides heating assistance to those in need within Hillsdale County. Maxine Vanlerberg, the agencys Hillsdale County director, said the shortage has changed the way they provide their clients propane. All the rules changed basically, she said. Nothing works the same as it has in the past. Not only are the prices higher, but propane companies also have been more restrictive with their deliveries. While in previous years they would fill tanks at 20 percent capacity or lower, last week most were not delivering until the tanks were at 10 percent, Vanlerberg said. Most also restricted deliveries to 100 gallons at once for 330-gallon tanks and 250 gallons for 500-gallon tanks. And other companies were sold out. The CAA is also having difficulty arranging same-day deliveries, Vanlerberg said. She said one local woman went an entire weekend without propane. Not only has the shortage made fuel assistance more difficult, it has also led more people to seek help. Between Jan. 13 and Feb. 20, the CAA assisted 86 families with propane. Last year it only assisted 24 during the same period, Vanlerberg said. Weve seen more people in a crisis mode than ever before, she said. People are very stressed out. So if I tell you that weve been pulling our hair out, you would see why. Its been real crazy here. The CAA is still able to offer aid, and those interested should call ahead. Vanlerberg said that, though prices are still high, the situation has eased slightly since the worst of it. Most companies lifted their delivery restrictions by the middle of last week. None of the people the CAA helped Monday faced restrictions, she said. In another blog post, Caywood wrote that they expect prices to come down slowly as the reduction works its way down the supply chain. They expect the process will be unstable, because as the price falls, some of those whove been holding off will start purchasing again, increasing demand and spiking the price back up. An anonymous Hillsdale College employee said that heating her home with propane this year and the last has been extremely difficult. She objected to the whole idea that someone who works full time and is good at what they do cant afford to heat their home in this day and age. I at least have a wood-burning fireplace in my living room and a couple of electric heaters I use for taking a shower and in the bedroom at night, she said. She said she also uses an electric blanket. Busch said he would also use wood, but that its not safe to fell trees with all this snow on the ground. He said the deep snow prevents wood cutters from moving away quickly enough if a tree falls in the wrong direction, which is why those felling trees tend to cut along roads, where the snow is shallower. Busch has been affected by his propane companys filling limits, but said he understands the need to make sure theres enough propane left for others. I think theyre just trying to keep people warm, he said.

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Hillsdale FreeNet to receive updates in spring

Kate Patrick Collegian Freelancer The city-wide WiFi network Hillsdale FreeNet will be updated this spring in hopes to increase the internet speed. While FreeNet is available throughout the city, most Hillsdale College students studying downtown said they prefer to use local business WiFi, such as Jilly Beans. [FreeNet] not super fast. I can check my email and do basic things with it, but I only use it as a last resort, Hillsdale graduate student Margarita Ramirez said. Hillsdale FreeNet creator Jeff King recently moved back to the Hillsdale area and said he is hoping to do some updates to the system this spring. We are aware of the speed issues. There have been a few issues with the system we hope to have improved in the near future, King said. Hillsdale FreeNet was first set up in 2004 by King with the name HillsdaleCoolcities. City WiFi was still new and not very many cities were using it, even in 2006. Big companies and cities like San Francisco and Pittsburgh were bragging about free WiFi, King said. In Hillsdale, it was designed to improve the experience of visitors. It was relatively new at the time, and it was kind of a community effort. Its very common now, of course. Originally, the WiFi operated from routers which were centralized in city hall, King said. In 2008, this was updated, and now there are WiFi nodes throughout the city, creating what King calls a mesh network. Theres about 20 nodes in Hillsdale. Its called a mesh network because if one node goes down, there are others still interacting with each other, King said. Weve got some on lampposts, one on top of city hall, one in the library bell tower, and some individual businesses, like Checker Records and Toasted Mud. In 2010, the network ID changed from HillsdaleCoolcities to Hillsdale FreeNet. Since Hillsdale FreeNet was set up by a private business, it receives individual donations instead of government money, King said. King moved away to Holland, Mich., in 2009 but continued to work on the WiFi network. In August 2013, he moved back to Hillsdale. Since his return, King plans to upgrade the FreeNet. One of the worst fires in Hillsdale Colleges history burned through Knowlton Hall on Feb. 25, 1910. The fire began around 1 p.m. and destroyed, most importantly, the rooms of many of the literary societies, incinerating their accumulated records, decorations, and treasures. Students began to run into the building to remove whatever portable they could. The city fire company doused the flames upon arrival, and reconstruction began quickly. Classes were held again in a few weeks, and donations flooded in to rebuild and redecorate the literary society rooms. Although records and artworks couldnt be replaced, and the Amphictyon Society and Alpha Kappa Phi lost many society possession, by that fall, they were again superior to anything of their kind in Michigan. The total loss was $27,772, making it the largest loss to the college since the great fire of 1874. -Compiled by Chris McCaffery

Hillsdale to expand sports broadcasts

Evan Carter Collegian Freelancer Going to basketball games this season, students may have noticed cameramen and women with shoulder-mounted cameras under the basket at each end of the court. [Operating the camera] is super nerve racking because you have to stand under the basket, and the players are right there and youre in the danger zone, said Elaine Hanson, senior cameraman and student manager of Technical Media Services. The students working the cameras are part of a larger team that produces broadcasts of the basketball games. Standing behind both shoulder-mounted cameras are cable wranglers; a third camera is stationed up in the stands, getting shots of the whole court. The video from the cameras is sent to a mobile production unit, called a fly package, where it is refined by a director, as well as slowmotion and graphics operators. The video is then combined with game commentary by Timothy Wells and Eugene Pat Krueger. The whole broadcast is produced by Director of TMS, Ted Matko. The resulting broadcast is either streamed online for a fee through America ONE Sports, or is burned onto a DVD for later purchase from TMS. You develop an appreciation for the technical work that goes into little easy things like basketball games, said Micah Meadowcroft, a sophomore cameraman and TMS worker. are also broadcast. I prefer football games, I really enjoy those. Probably because I understand football better, said Daniel Sunne, a sophomore who works for TMS. Its almost like youre watching the game for fun, but youre also Charger sporting events with the noted exceptions of tennis, cross country, and swimming. Fiber optic lines will run to numerous classrooms, the field house, the Margot V. Biermann Center, the baseball and softball fields, and Muddy Waters Stadium. With cameras connected to fiber optic lines going directly to the TMS office, all video production will be done in the offices main studio. This change will allow games to be broadcast more consistently since the fly package, which is also used by the college at off-campus fundraising events, will no longer be needed. I am a support wing of [Hillsdales] fundraisers and thats where this (capacity to produce broadcasts) started, and then it allowed us to move into sports, Matko said. When those priorities come up, I cant shoot a basketball game. In addition to the technology upgrades, Matko plans to make the online streams of sports games available for free through Hillsdales website. The goal is to eliminate the pay service and get it on our webpage so you can just watch it for free, Matko said.

Mens Basketball Hillsdale College: 86 Walsh: 73 Hillsdale College: 80 Malone: 81 Season Leaders: Total Points: Tim Dezelski (584) Kyle Cooper (302) 3-Pointers: Anthony Manno (50) Dezelski (42) Offensive Rebounds: Dezelski (74) Cooper (34) Defensive Rebounds: Dezelski (168) Brandon Pritzl (106) Assists: Dezelski (99) Pritzl (86) Free Throws: Dezelski (100) Pritzl (72) Blocks: Dezelski (36) Cooper (30) Womens Basketball Hillsdale College: 75 Walsh: 63 Hillsdale College: 69 Malone: 75 Season Leaders: Total Points: Megan Fogt (495) Madison Berry (192) 3-Pointers: Kelsey Cromer (32) Kadie Lowery (30) Offensive Rebounds: Fogt (122) Angela Bisaro (55) Defensive Rebounds: Fogt (278) Bisaro (81) Assists: Ashlyn Landherr (68) Bisaro (65) Free Throws: Fogt (129) Berry (65) Blocks: Fogt (67) Bisaro (30)

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Sophomore Daniel Sunne films a mens basketball game earlier this season. (Photo Courtesy of Technical Media Services) Watching ESPN and seeing the level of coverage they have, I realize for myself, what kind of effort and concentration and strength and coordination that takes. In addition to capturing video at mens and womens home basketball games, football games getting paid to do it. TMS is looking to revamp the sports broadcasting program and expand the number of sports it broadcasts. A year and a half ago TMS switched over its video equipment from analogue to digital. Furthermore, in the future it hopes to broadcast all home

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throw, senior Brett Dailey took 3rd as well as a provisional mark. Sophomore Nick Shuster took 1st place in the high jump, winning a jump-off, and in the triple jump, Etchemendy took 2nd. Both sophomore Todd Frickey and freshman Joseph Newcomb took 5th in the 60-meter dash and mile run respectively, and in the 200-meter dash, juniors Zachary Meyer and Damian Matthews took 7th and 8th. I think the meet went well for everyone across the board, Shuster said. The 4x400 relay had such a sweet finish that its hard to remember anything (else) that anyone did. As for the womens team, sophomore Corinne Zehner took 2nd in the 60-meter hurdles, breaking the school record, which she had set. She also was part of the womens 4x400 relay, which with her teammates freshmen Allison Duber and Danielle Gagne,

and sophomore Emily Guy, broke the school record and took 2nd. Corinne Zehner had a really good week, both on her own in the hurdles and as part of the 4x400 team, breaking the school record and currently ranked 11th in the nation, womens head coach Andrew Towne said. The whole team did a really good job. Freshman Alex Whitford took 1st along with a provisional mark in the pole vault, junior Amy Kerst took 1st and a provisional mark in the 800-meter. In the same event, sophomore Shena Albaugh took 3rd, and in the 3000-meter, freshman Molly Oren took 1st. In the long jump, freshman Sarah Benson took 2nd, in the high jump, freshman Dana Newell took 6th, and senior Grace Leutheuser received a provisional mark and 7th place in the weight throw. The girls have done a really great job of controlling their approach and their effort, and we have had a really good three weeks, Towne said. I think we are really well prepared for the championships this weekend.

Victory sends Chargers to GLIACs

Monica Brandt Collegian Reporter On Saturday, the Hillsdale College womens basketball team came back home after two weeks on the road to defeat Walsh University. The Chargers were able to celebrate Senior Day by clinching a spot in the GLIAC tournament with the 75-63 victory. Walsh was the first team Hillsdale has defeated both times they have met this season. So far, Hillsdale had gone 1-1 against every other South Division team. Everyone was in it for each other, sophomore Kelsey Cromer said. It was a fun atmosphere. Senior Allyson Lloyd had nine points in her first career start. Its great that the coaches were willing to let me go out on that kind of note, Lloyd said. Im very grateful. Junior Chelsea Farrell set a new career high and led the team in scoring with 22 points. She also had nine rebounds. We have so much talent on the team, senior Angela Bisaro said. Its fun to see that and to play with them. Junior Megan Fogt had 18 points, 19 rebounds, and six blocks. Fogt earned her sixth GLIAC South Player of the Week award. She also was named the Womens Division II Bulletin February Player of the Month. Fogt leads the division with 16 rebounds per game, and is second in the division with 18 doubledoubles. Fogt also had a good game on Thursday, Feb. 20 against Malone University, with 20 points and 18 rebounds. Despite Fogts performance, Hillsdale lost 69-77 at Malone, a team that has gone 11-2 at home. Its tough to win on the road, head coach Claudette Charney said. Hillsdale finished the first half down 29-39, but was able to tie up the game with 9:40 left in the second half, 56-56. We couldnt get over the hump, Charney said. Hillsdale was never able to take the lead during the game. Our biggest problem is that we were in our own heads, and we werent playing as a team, Cromer said. She explained individual players were able to make important plays, but they couldnt put them together as a team. Junior Brooke Borowski had 15 points in her third game back since being injured. We had the opportunity to swing the momentum, but we didnt take advantage of those moments, Lloyd said. On Thursday, Feb. 27., Hillsdale plays its final game of the season at home against University of Findlay. This will be the last time the seniors are able to play at home, and Bisaro said they hope to finish strong against their rivals. Weve already beat them, Cromer said, but we cant let them have their revenge. The Chargers play their first game of the GLIAC tournament on March 5. This team is very capable, Lloyd said. There is no reason we cant win.

Senior Matt Raffin competes in the hurdles at the Hillsdale Tuneup last weekend. The Chargers are prepping for the indoor conference championships this weekend. (Anders Kiledal/Collegian)

Senior Allyson Lloyd goes up strong for a layup against Walsh University on Saturday. The Chargers won and will go to the GLIAC tournament. (Anders Kiledal/Collegian)

Charger Chatter: PJ Cooley

but I guess Ill say Derek Jeter. Not just as a pitcher but just his work ethic and what hes put on and off the field in the past. This is his 19th season and hes now retiring. I think hes a good guy to look up to for a lot of guys, strictly because hes got such a good work ethic, hes such a great athlete, hes been such a great teammate, they dont call him a captain for nothing, so I would say he probably inspires me most. You were injured your sophomore year. What was that year like and how did you make it through? It was weird. That was the first time Ive ever had serious pain or injury, so I didnt know how to handle it. Just staying positive and being there for the team was definitely huge for myself and for everybody else, and just showing them that Im still supporting them regardless of my injury. Ive always been optimistic and positive, so just being able to carry that over despite some setbacks has helped me get through the past couple years. Im 100% now, so now Ill finally have another full season like my freshman year so Im pretty excited. What are your plans after graduation? Ive got an internship again this summer with the same company I worked for last summer, and Im hoping that after this summer Ill get a full-time offer with that accounting firm after I graduate. Id love to keep playing baseball if its in the cards. Whether its softball or an adult rec. league or something further than that, Id be grateful for whatever competition it is because I love the game so much. Hopefully Ill grow old but Ill still be able to have fun and play the game that I grew up playing. What is the legacy you hope to leave on this team? I think guys kind of look at me as a jokester. Im okay with that, but I also hope to be someone guys kind of look up to and come to for advice whether it be on the field or off the field situations. I hope that when I leave guys will look to me as that one teammate who was always there for them. What activities do you enjoy on campus? In all honesty, going to practice and playing games. I talk to guys about this all the time. Its my one getaway from all the stress, whether its work or a test I didnt do well on or a test I have to study for, or volunteer work, or anything that doesnt have to do with baseball. I really look forward to going to practice. Even though sometimes practices arent fun, you have running, you have conditioning, you have weightlifting, and the two or three hours I get to spend with the team kind of just take my mind away from everything. I enjoy that the most. It takes your mind off everything and its really relaxing. Do you have a favorite Charger moment? Even though I wasnt there last year when the team was down in Florida and they beat number two-ranked Tampa, I was back here, and I was actually at the Charger basketball game with a couple other guys who didnt travel due to injury. We were watching the game on our computer in the arena during the basketball game, so we saw it go down and we were all pretty excited. Thats got to be my favorite Charger moment. Thats when I got most excited about the team. Do you have a favorite winter Olympic sport? Gotta be hockey. Im a big hockey fan, a big Redwings fan. I grew up watching hockey with my parents. I dont know how to skate, but I love watching hockey. Its on at our house all the time. -Compiled by Daniel Sloanim

PJ Cooley, an accounting major, is in his fourth year as a pitcher on the baseball team, but plans to stay a fifth year. In 2012 and much of 2013, Cooley sat out with a shoulder injury. Now he is back to full strength and is looking forward to this upcoming season, which will begin on Saturday. Do you have a player who most inspires you? Its going to be pretty cliche,

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Caleb Whitmer Editor-in-Chief by a horse in early February. He had surgery on his pinky and will be out for six more weeks. I told the pitchers his injury gives other guys opportunities, gives them experience, and makes us better and deeper, Theisen said, while adding Hamlink would be missed. Coming off of injury after an entire seasons absence is senior Tyler Haggerson. Today (Wednesday) is the first time hes facing live batters in over a year, Gordie Theisen said. That is a good thing. Haggerson will see limited action during the early games as coaches ease him back into play. Haggerson, along with junior shortstop Vinny Delicata, was voted captain by the team. Eric Theisen moved junior Nolan Breymaier from shortstop to third base and Delicata from second base to shortstop for this season. Junior Sean Bennett and sophomore Lincoln Reed will switch back and forth between catcher and first base. Meanwhile, the outfield will be the same as last year. Although he didnt reveal the teams opening day lineup, Eric Theisen said the teams two, three, four, and five batters will be a scary combo to deal with. The lineup generally consists of what Eric Theisen described as a strange combination of power and speed. Probably four or five guys are legitimate power threats, he said. But we only have two guys batting opening day with average or below average speed. Were hoping that leads to some exciting offensive production. The team missed the GLIAC tournament by two games last season. Delicata said the team is excited about getting the season started and pursuing a tournament berth. Give everything, expect nothing, Delicata said. Thats our team motto.

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Give everything, expect nothing

After a semester and a half of drills, weights, running, scrimmages, drills, chalk talks, game-planning, rostertweaking, and more drills, Charger baseball begins their season this weekend. First-year head coach Eric Theisen leads the squad as they try to improve on last seasons record (20-25), which was the teams best in a decade. Theisen said their season goal comes down to winning each game. But for the postseason? If we get into the conference tournament, anything can happen, Theisen said. The team holds the paradoxical distinction of being both young and experienced. Its roster boasts 15 sophomores, many of whom played extensively last season. Otherwise, it is made up of four freshman, seven juniors, and five seniors. The Chargers open the 2014 season against Davis & Elkins College. Junior Shane Armstrong will take the mound in Louisville, Ky., on March 1 at 2 p.m. Gordie Theisen, father and assistant coach to Eric Theisen, leads the pitching staff. He said the team has dropped its E.R.A. nearly a point each of the last three seasons, resulting in 2013s 4.53 mark. Bettering E.R.A. gets harder the lower it gets, but Gordie Theisen said the team hopes to do just that. Thats my job, he said. Besides Armstrong, the weekends starters will include senior Matt Reck, sophomore Jacob Gardner, and freshman Jacob Lee. For Gardner and Lee, these will be their first career starts. The pitchers are generally healthy, Gordie Theisen said. The big exception is sophomore pitcher Lucas Hamelink, who was kicked in the hand

Both mens and womens 4x400 relays break school records

Sophomore Corinne Zehner broke the school record in the 60-meter hurdles. Teddy Sawyer Assistant Editor This past weekend Hillsdale hosted the Hillsdale Tune-up on Feb. 22 in the Margot V. Biermann Center. In their final meet prior to the GLIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, which Hillsdale will host this weekend on March 1 and 2, the mens and womens track and field teams ended with several athletes meeting the qualifying marks for the upcoming championship, and even more receiving top positions in various events. The mens 4x400 relay team, composed of seniors Matt Raffin, Maurice Jones, and Elliot Murphy, and freshman Ty Etchemendy, continued its strong streak, taking 1st in the event

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and beating the school record. Raffin also broke his own school record in the 60-meter hurdles and took 3rd place. Senior John Banovetz received a provisional mark and 3rd place in the shot put. Sophomore Matthew Harris also received a provisional mark and 2nd place in the pole vault, and in the weight

Charger swimmer ranked 7th in 50-yard freestyle

Doug Williams Collegian Freelancer 100. Both of those are school records, and no swimmer in Charger history has Last year, junior swimmer Rachel Kurtz missed going to nationals by a mere one-hundredth of a second. This year, however, things are different. At the GLIAC championships a couple of weeks ago, Kurtz earned a B-cut in both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle. On Feb. 26, those B-cuts became a ticket to nationals for Kurtz. The national meet will take place in Geneva, Ohio from March 12-15. Hillsdale hasnt had many swimmers go to nationals; since 2002 only two have gone. Most recently, school record holder Linda Okonkowski 12 represented the Chargers. The national meet is extremely competitive and draws only the best swimmers. To earn her spot in the meet, Kurtz swam some pretty impressive times at the GLIAC championships: 23.28 in the 50 and 51.19 in the

Kurtz to compete at nationals

Junior Vinny Delicata tempts the defense at a game last season.

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even approached those times. Despite her impressive performances, Kurtz will have her work cut out for her. In the 50, she is seeded 7th and will be competing against stiff competition (two of her opponents qualified with times under 23 seconds). The time spread for the event is extremely tight: 16 girls are spaced out within eight tenths of a second of each other. Kurtzs opponents in the 100-meter are equally as formidable; the top ranked swimmer is seeded with an incredible time of 49.71. Even though Kurtz will have to drop a significant amount of time (fractions of a second are a lot in sprint events) if she wants to place, she is no stranger to dropping lots of time at once and swimming big personal records. Over spring break, while the vast majority of Hillsdale students will be lounging in the sun and minimizing physical activity, Kurtz will be swimming the most important race of her life so far.

Mens basketball clinches GLIAC tournament berth

Nathanael Meadowcroft Collegian Freelancer Winning in basketball isnt determined merely by which team shot the higher field goal percentage or grabbed more rebounds. If the Hillsdale College mens basketball team had any doubt of that before this week, they learned it the hard way last Thursday at Malone University in a heart-breaking 81-80 defeat. When you shoot 60 percent and you outrebound them, you kind of feel that would lead to a victory, sophomore Kyle Cooper said. We couldnt get stops when we needed them. We just didnt get it done, assistant coach Brian McCauley added. The Chargers were unable to find the bottom of the net in the final 2:08 of the game, a stretch in which the only point scored by either team was a Malone free throw that gave Malone its 81-80 win. Close games have been our kryptonite, senior Tim Dezelski remarked. But were learning, were taking everything as a positive right now. The Chargers got positive news shortly after their tough loss on Thursday, hearing that they had clinched a spot in the GLIAC tournament as a result of Wayne State Universitys loss to Ferris State University. Its wonderful to make the tournament, McCauley said. Hillsdale has now made it to the postseason in each of the seven years that head coach John Tharp has been leading the Chargers. Its a little bittersweet, Cooper added, referring to the Malone loss preceding clinching a spot in the tourney. But its nice to make the postseason. The Chargers looked to get back on the right track against Walsh University on Saturday, Feb. 22, which was also Senior Day. All six seniors were honored in a pre-game ceremony. During the game, one senior especially stood out. You cant say enough about what Tim Dezeleski does, McCauley said in praise of the fifth-year senior. Dezelski scored 33 points and garnered 16 rebounds, leading to a dominating 86-73 Hillsdale victory. Walsh gave it to us at their place, so we had a little extra revenge on our mind, Dezelski said. Everyone came out focused with a lot of energy. Hillsdale started the game on a quick 7-0 run, and never relinquished the lead throughout the whole game, only letting Walsh cut the deficit to as close as three in the second half. Its an emotional day for all the seniors, Cooper said. We wanted to get in the right mindset for the playoffs, so we got it rolling here. The team will play their final game of the regular season tonight against second place University of Findlay, but wont be treating it like a regular season game. Theres still a possibility that we get matched up to play Findlay in the GLIAC playoffs, so weve almost got to treat Thursday like its the GLIAC playoffs, Cooper remarked. We dont want to get going to the postseason on a bad note, so were going to do everything we can to prepare and play our hearts out. The Chargers could finish as high as the fifth seed in the tournament, or finish as low as the eighth seed. The Chargers will look to finish off the season with a win in pursuit of hosting a GLIAC tournament game.

Sophomore Zach Miller saves the ball from going out of bounds last Saturday. (Anders Kiledal/Collegian)

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27 Feb. 2014

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Tower Players set Much Ado in 1940s

Griffiths to retire from the Hillsdale theatre department

Emily Shelton Senior Reporter This weekend the Hillsdale theater program will perform Much Ado About Nothing, and Professor of Theatre Dave Griffiths will direct his last play at Hillsdale. Its been just about 40 years, Griffiths said. Weve been rounding it off a lot, but it does not make a huge difference its been a long time. Griffiths has worked in the theater program designing sets, directing, and teaching since 1974. He came to Hillsdale as a student and graduated in 1971. In his time away from Hillsdale, he moved with his wife to Ohio and then back to Michigan for graduate studies. He received his Masters in Theater with an emphasis in scenic design from Michigan State. Ever since, he has working in theater, watching and helping the program grow from the sparse stage in Phillips Auditorium to Markel Auditorium in the Sage Center for the arts. When I was a student here, there was very little technical theater, Griffiths said. We were working on the stage of Phillips and often with nothing but the curtain in the background and a bit of old furniture laying around. We didnt have design; we didnt build things; we didnt paint things; we didnt have any lights it was a very minimal sort of a program. Steve Casai, who has worked in the dining service since it was in the Curtis Dining Hall, described Griffithss office as the cubbyhole across from Phillips Auditorium. It is now used as a closet. I would go downstairs sometimes, and we would talk about the theater, Casai said. We both like the theater a lot. He knew a lot about it. Casai was surprised to hear Griffiths was retiring. I thought he was going to go on forever he loves the theater. Im sure he will stay active in some way, in Sauk [Theatre] or something, Casai said. From the mid-70s to the early 90s, Griffiths would contribute his design and directing experience to the Jonesville community Sauk Theatre. He did two or three shows every summer and was the President of the board for a few years. Since the early 90s, he has not volunteered as much time. However, it is not unusual to find Griffiths in the college set workshop on a Friday afternoon doing the detail work usually reserved for students. Dave is one of those people in the program that you just expect him to be there, senior light specialist Mattie Butaud said. Hes just such an integral part of the theater. We are excited for him that hes retiring, we are excited for the new gal that is coming in, but its weird to think of the program without Dave. We have all worked with him in one capacity or another and he is just a familiar part that will definitely be missed. His students say Griffiths intentionally makes the theater fun. A favorite show of his is A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum a production he has been a part of three times and he also enjoys Oscar Wildes Importance of Being Earnest and Molieres Tartuffe, though he said it is hard to choose favorites. Griffiths said he does not

Upper left: sophomore Micah Meadowcroft, freshman Nick Baldwin, and sophomore Victoria Zajac act out the first scene of Much Ado About Nothing. Upper right: Senior Peter Kistler (Benedick) and Zajac (Beatrice). Lower left: sophomore Heather Linder (Margaret) and freshman Grace Link (Hero) Lower middle: Baldwin and Professor of Theatre George Angell. Lower right: Angell talking to the watch, freshman Anastasia Dennehy and junior Leslie Reyes. (Anders Kiledal/Collegian)

Vivian Hughbanks Collegian Reporter Live, soft jazz sparkles as the final troops of World War II in the Pacific return to Washington D.C., the setting of the theater departments production of Shakespeares Much Ado About Nothing. The show opens with the return of Don Pedro and his companions Benedick and Claudio from the Pacific theater. Dressed in khaki uniforms, the entourage is welcomed with patriotic celebrations to the home of Senator Leonato, played by sophomore Micah Meadowcroft. Inquiries into potential lovers availability are peppered with Shakespeares quick wit, updated slightly to make sense to a modern audience. Shakespeares comedy fol-

The Bard at Hillsdale: Hillsdales Shakespeare Society

a bunch about Shakespeare to come and hang out with us and read aloud, or laugh, or participate, said Cook. One of the goals of the SociFilling the halls or at least ety is to promote and encourage the Formal Lounge with Shakespeare after Great Books. memorized verse and archaic Were hoping to make it a language, the Shakespeare Sofun, outside-of-the-classroom, ciety held its first sonnet interactive thing, said competition on Friday, Stoldt. Feb. 14. Students across Shakespeare is a name campus prepared and resaid in awe, and in some cited sonnets. The club cases fear, in the classoriginally planned to perroom. The Society wants form exclusively Shaketo eliminate the fear facspearean sonnets. tor. We dropped that reThe classroom can quirement just because be very intimidating and we didnt want to limit competitive, Cook said. it, said sophomore Tyler We want to provide anGroenendal, treasurer of other outlet for Shakethe club. speare that isnt quite so The competition was determined. opened for students to reShakespeare can be cite sonnets in any strucquite hilarious and the attural form and from any mosphere and openness of era. the meetings aim to lend It was very casual. to that side of things. We didnt want to intimiThese consist of a date anybody, senior and 30-second play synopsis president Rachel Cook and a different discussion said. We just sat around topic each week for whatFreshman Jessica Stratil (Left) and senior Rachel Cook (right) discuss in a circle, and everybody ever play they happen to Shakespeare at the society meeting. (Ben Block/Collegian) performed their sonnet. be studying at the time. Even Professor of Engsecretary of the club. more official capacity and, hope- Attendees discuss what theyve lish Stephen Smith, the judge of Luke came up to me in the fully, have a table at the Source observed in the readings and the contest and their faculty ad- Student Union last semester in the fall. what they think about it. visor, had a sonnet to perform. and said, Youre Rachel Cook, Even though English majors We just try to get a conversaGroenendal was awarded right? I heard that you like head the Society, Stoldt noted tion started, said Cook. Best Overall. Seniors Kodiak Shakespeare. Will you be the that it is open to all majors. The meetings are usually held Dschida and Max Kleber were president of a Shakespeare SoWe really want to empha- Friday afternoons at either 4 or other forerunners. Rhythm, qual- ciety? And I said yes on the size that its open to everyone, 6 p.m. in the Formal Lounge ity of the recitation, enunciation, spot which may have been Stoldt said. and are open to everyone across and awareness of meter, accord- foolish, but its been a really You dont have to know campus. Laura Williamson Collegian Freelancer ing to Smith, were the criteria the contestants were judged on. The Society has been meeting unofficially for the past few months. Cook had the idea last semester but didnt act on it until she received encouragement from others, such as freshman Luke Martin, who is now the good experience, Cook said. The Society is now officially recognized by Student Federation. The club was approved unanimously yesterday [Feb. 20], senior and Vice President Gwen Stoldt said. Now the Society can advertise publicly in a

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Percussion beats the drum for local high school

Emma Vinton Collegian Reporter Michigan and the Midwest. Its 38 members range from high school to college-aged students from the Detroit area. The drumline competes in two different circuits, the Michigan Color Guard Circuit, which competes with other drumlines in Michigan, and the Winter Guard International, which attracts competitors from more than 50 other groups throughout the country. Last year, MCP placed within the top ten at the WGI competitions in Dayton, Ohio. Sholler graduated from Michigan State University in 2012. He was part of the College of Music and the Spartan marching band at MSU, where

Heroes through music

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lows the story of two couples: Hero and Claudio, who, after becoming engaged, trick Beatrice and Benedick into falling for each other. The plot involves malicious trickery, wedding day tragedy, and malapropos watchmen who catch the culprit. This production of the bards timeless romantic comedy takes a fresh angle and demonstrates the versatility of the plays language. Other than updating some comedic lines, only a few words were changed to be consistent with the setting. Money is referred to as dollars instead of ducats, and the ruler of the city is mentioned as the president instead of the prince. The rendition of the play also involves gender changes of several characters, which helps the flow of the drama and gives a nod to the plays new setting. Because so many men had been away at war in 1945. Director

David Griffiths saw a good opportunity to make certain characters female to reflect the changed social norms. Dave did a really good job making it work, rather than just dropping a bunch of female actors into male roles and saying play this as guys there are a lot of things that work better this way, senior Sam Stoneburner said. Having a woman sing Sigh no more makes so much more sense. What man will warn women about men being untrustworthy? Sophomore Catherine Coffey, who plays the villainess Countess Joanna, was excited to hear that the Don John character would be female and was drawn to the role immediately. Its a unique opportunity, and of course, I wanted to grab it while I could because when else am I going to get to play this part? she said. This is the first

time Ive played a villainess in five years. So its nice to be evil again. Shes just so sassy and so mean. Foundation for the conflict between Don Pedro and Joanna is explained by the tensions between democratic and communist influences in the Philippines post World War II. My thought was there was a lot of activity going on in the Philippines during the war and right after the war with guerrilla groups, Griffiths said. We did some research, and there were actually a number of women in some of these communist guerrilla groups, so we took this idea that Don Pedro was a democratic person looking to lead the newly freed Philippines, and Joanna his sister is part of that communist group, and she wants to rule the country too.

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Review: St. Vincent, self-titled

Ian Ostaszewski Special-to-the-Collegian Annie Clark is an enigma. Since she released her debut album as St. Vincent in 2007, the singer/guitarist has always been hard to pin down. Surely every one of her fans has been stumped on at least one occasion by the question, what genre is she? (The answer usually involves at least two hyphens.) Besides her musical identity, her state of mind seems to vary not just from song to song but from verse to chorus. There is probably no other contemporary artist who can at one moment woo an audience with lilting vocal melodies and at the next moment take a stage dive. It came as a pleasant surprise, then, when, in a recent interview, Clark explained why she simply titled her fourth album St. Vincent: I sound like myself on this record, so I just self-titled it. Since her last solo album, 2011s Strange Mercy, Clark has released both a full-length album and an EP in collaboration with professed St. Vincent fan, David Byrne. Despite the high stakes of that collaboration-that-dreams-aremade-of, it never succeeded in getting either artist out of their comfort zone, and the results were unmemorable. The music world is ready for a St. Vincent album where Clark doesnt have to be anyone other than herself. In truth, the stories that Clark tells with her music have always been deeply personal its just sometimes hard to tell whether shes talking about herself or someone else. And between the paranoid schizophrenic of Actor Out of Work and the chemically-sedated housewife of Surgeon, you sometimes hope that the songs arent about her. On her self-titled fourth album, Clark drops the personas that characterized her earlier work and sounds more candid than ever. Opener Rattlesnake starts out with just a bouncing synthesizer accompanying Clarks voice. As soon as she asks for the first time, am I the only one in the only world?, the band kicks into a syncopated groove that could have been played by Prince and the Revolution. The song builds tension as Clark grows increasingly anxious (runnin, runnin, no one will ever find me) before launching into a molten guitar solo. Theres no time for a breather, though, as soon as Rattlesnake concludes, Clark counts off Birth in Reverse with clanging guitar chords. Birth, like much of the


Review: Winters Tale, the movie

Dane Skorup Collegian Reporter including Peter Lakes discovery of his companion, a white horse named Athansor, early on. The define-the-relationship conversation between Peter Lake and Beverlys father Isaac Penn (played by William Hurt), which is quite comically conducted like a job interview, draws from the book almost word-for-word. On the whole, however, Winters Tale is a white-hot mess. Of course, Hollywood has the upper hand even in its adaptations, as some moments of this film could be anticipated by neither a reader of the book nor his confused date. Take, for example, the jump-scare of Pearly Soames (played by an adequately monstrous Russell Crowe, but with a woefully bad Irish accent) abruptly killing a waiter and revealing he is a demon at the same time. I almost completely checked out. Despite plenty of religious symbolism in the book, there are no demons. Add Soames pandering to a bureaucratic Lucifer, played by Will Smith anachronistically dressed in a Jimi Hendrix t-shirt and reading A Brief History of Time. This confusing scene is you guessed it not in the book, and for good reason. I understand that I was watching fiction, but inserting Lucifer into Helprins story is like, say, inserting space aliens into Indiana Jones. Oh, wait. The depiction of Virginia Gamely (played by Jennifer Connelly) and her sick daughter Abby is as no better. Despite factoring majorly into the films finale (and much more so in the book), we are not given nearly enough time to care about them. Maybe these characters should have wasted one or two lines fewer on talk of chicken and ice cream. As for Athansor, he is indeed a flying horse. The film chooses to convey this by routinely depicting him with wings. Sparkly, glittery, very

rest of the album, is fairly sparse its got jagged riffs, jittery post-punk drums, and not much else. Its a mode that we havent heard Clark (a master arranger) work in often, but it underscores the albums no-nonsense attitude. St. Vincent features some of Annie Clarks most honest and contemplative songwriting. Prince Johnny is an intimate

There is probably no other contemporary artist who can at one moment woo an audience with lilting vocal melodies and at the next moment take a stage dive.
conversation with an old friend one whos anxious and unhappy, yet you dont want to cast judgement on them. I Prefer Your Love is a heartfelt tribute to Clarks mother, who recently overcame a serious illness, and Severed Cross Fingers is an honest portrayal of a relationship that you know you held on to for far too long (I got hope, but my hope isn't helping you). Elsewhere, Clark sounds absolutely fearless, like on the poised strut of Every Tear Disappears: Oh, what about the pain? / Dont ask me how, I just know that it fades. The lyrics to Huey Newton are more esoteric, owing to the fact that Clark wrote them in an Ambien-induced haze during a late night on tour, but the fearlessness comes across in the music. The song authenticity not usually possible. Members of Rob Roy blend with the actors and tune the audience attention to the era of fedoras, gloves, and pin curls. One of the best parts of the production is the jazz band, sophomore cast member Jonathan Fiore said. It has such a cool effect. Dogberry, the inept constable of the watch, is played by Professor of Theater George Angell. Acting opposite a professor on stage has been an odd, yet helpful experience for students who play in scenes with Dogberry during the show. Im actually in one of his classes right now and I put him down on stage, which is really weird, sophomore Allie Cuccinelli said. Its been really enjoyable to work off of him besleeping on the gym floor and taking breaks only for meals. The event was free to students and five dollars for adults. Sholler said he expected a large turnout. Im expecting at least the front side of the gym to fill up quickly, he said. The drumline performed the routine they are working on for the competition and also gave an introduction to the winter drumline. Hillsdale sophomore Kristin Dau is a graduate of Reading High School, where she participated in the band program. She has played the clarinet since fifth grade and stuck with it through high school. Dau said that she became familiar with MCP through Sholler, whom she knew through high school band. Over the summer he asked me to help teach his marching band camp, she said. I agreed

begins with subdued R&B but, about halfway through, is transformed when Clark lays down a gut-wrenching, sludge-covered riff. Her yelping lead vocal backed by an eerie choir of multitracked Annie Clarks makes your hair stand on end. Digital Witness will probably provoke cries of David Byrne wannabe because of its bizarre, minimalist music video, but it also bears similarities to contemporaries and fellow critical darlings Arcade Fire. Both those loveable Canadians Reflektor and St. Vincents Digital Witness feature lyrics that lament the lack of human interaction in an increasingly digital world. The similarities dont stop there, though. Arcade Fires recently-released fourth album was also by far their least anxious and most fun. Digital Witness features one of the funkiest beats on any St. Vincent album, and its also highly functional: most kids at St. Vincent shows are probably gonna be too busy dancing to document the show with their iPhones. Though most of St. Vincent is brimming with confidence, one of its most memorable moments is incredibly vulnerable, when, in the middle of Regret, Clark sings: Im afraid of heaven because I cant stand the height / Im afraid of you because I cant be left behind. A few seconds pause lets the anxiety linger, but she quickly interjects with oh well! / theres a red moon risin. She knows that her fear, whether its fear of failure or fear of success, is just fleeting. Its that attitude that makes Annie Clark the reigning queen of her genre whatever that genre is, anyway.

My fundamental question after seeing Winters Tale: by which method did Hollywood acquire author Mark Helprins permission to totally eviscerate his most famous work: torture or bribery? Benjamin DeMotts New York Times book review on the back of the book Winters Tale reads Is it not astonishing that a work so rooted in fantasy, filled with narrative high-jinks and comic flights, stands forth centrally as a moral discourse? He continues, I find myself nervous, to a degree I dont recall in my past as a reviewer, about failing the work, inadequately displaying its brilliance. Worry not, Mr. DeMott, because noted screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, in his directorial debut, has just failed the work enough for two. Or rather, for everyone. The trailer revealed the first of several bad signs. Call me old-fashioned, but I dont see why writers of film adaptations replace perfectly good dialogue with their own mush. Even the most seemingly unimportant details of a novel may have been carefully crafted by its author to later bloom into profound relevance. Therefore, deviating however slightly from his or her exact choice of words is like failing to carry a digit while attempting to solve a very long and complex mathematical equation. That said, Winters Tale seemed quite accurate at least up until the part where the heroic thief Peter Lake (played by Colin Farrell) meets the dying Beverly Penn (played by Jessica Brown Findlay). I was ready to give the film the benefit of the doubt. In fact, it got some of the most seeminglyrandom parts of the book right down to the smallest details,

poorly-animated wings. His flying scenes look like they belong on VHS, and culminate in some spectacularly bad deus ex machina near the end. The less said of that, the better. Speaking of finales, the novel regales of a burning city, soul-crushing chaos, an engineering wonder, heartmelting redemption, and an earth-shaking mass rebirth. And the film? A horribly lame, low-stakes fistfight on the ice between Peter and Pearly (complete with cartoonish punching sounds), and a contrived, princess-reviving bed. Not a satisfying substitute. What other characters and story elements didnt make the cut? Why, Sarah Gamely and her life-giving hospitality, Asbury Gunwillow and his fateful boat, Christiana Friebourg and her talking fireplace, Hardesty Maratta and his dead fathers salver, Harry Penn and his powerful press, Praeger de Pinto and his golden age, Jackson Mead and his rainbow bridge, and much more. To be shown this hollow snooze-fest as a sample of its source material is like being sat before a grand feast and only allowed to chew on an appetizer or your napkin. What hurts the most is realizing that the last time Crowe, Connelly, and Goldsman all worked together was in 2001s A Beautiful Mind winner of Best Picture that year. What has happened in 13 years? Does practice make radically imperfect? I would happily separate Winters Tale from its source material in my judgment, but Hollywood very much informs the public imagination, no matter what it creates or adapts. Where is it taking ours? Helprins classic, long considered un-filmable since its 1983 publishing, would have stood a much better chance as a miniseries, if anything at all. Skip the movie. Try the book.

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have any major plans for his retirement. He said he will probably work with the Sauk Theatre, but he is also excited for the time to read and learn for the fun of it. My student keep on telling me about various and sundry television programs that I am unaware of, Griffiths said, so sooner or later there will be lots of binge watching, too, just to see what theyve been talking about all this time. Pictured above: Professor of Theatre Dave Griffiths, who is retiring this year. (Anders Kiledal/ Collegian)

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Sophomore Matt Sauer, who plays Don Pedro, juxtaposes the seriousness of the conflict with Joanna with the carefree revelry of the end of the war. I love that Don Pedro is formal hes a general but hes a complete and utter jokster, Sauer said. Its so much fun to play because hes serious; hes in charge of an army. But hes got this very, very juvenile side that is a blast to play around with. The show features cameo performances by the student jazz quartet Rob Roy, which sets the tone for scenes throughout the production. While incorporating music into a play is not unusual, having a jazz band live and on stage provides a level of

cause he knows just so well what hes doing. The cast put on an additional performance at 10 a.m. on Feb. 18 for approximately 300 area high school students. The matinee performance was arranged by Professor of Theatre James Brandon at the request of several schools, and students performing in the play were excused from academic classes in order to participate. The department usually performs a student matinee once a year. If we were doing Shakespeare in its original time period, there would be a lot more devotion to the formalities of the theater, said Sauer. But weve got some jazz music its easy to keep things nice and easy and swingin.

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he played the trombone. This is now his second year as the director of band at Reading High School. Ive known quite a few of the staff members in that drumline since high school, and we have a really good connection, Sholler said. He also said he has known the co-director of MCP, Wesley Noeyack, the longest. Sholler said members of the drumlines were willing to travel far for practice space because large facilities are both hard to find and expensive in Wayne county. MCP is currently preparing for the WGI Regionals, which will take place on March 8 in Dayton, Ohio. The drumline practiced through the whole weekend,

and either the two of us or the high school students themselves have been in touch ever since. Dau said that she has never seen an MCP show but has always loved seeing marching bands and drumlines perform. The chance for the small high school to host the drumline is an opportunity that many there will never have again, Dau said. The drumlines 2014 show, titled Heroes, portrays the life and struggle of a superhero to overcome adversity. Reading is a very small town, and like many other towns, a lot of the students grow up there and raise their own kids there. I know some students who have never left the state of Michigan. Seeing them have the opportunity to witness such an event and realize how far in life you can get with music if you stick with it is amazing.

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The house that Reynolds built: 140 years later

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When Lorenzo Reynolds heard the fire alarm, he ran the mile from his lawn to his insurance office in downtown Hillsdale. The building in flames, he hurried inside to recover his books. An explosion threw him out of a second story window and into the street, where he was resuscitated and carried back to his home. The former secretary and treasurer of the college spent the next two weeks recovering in his home, which stood then and still stands today at the corner of Fayette and Manning Street. Today the building houses Hillsdale Colleges Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Over the past 140 years, the Reynolds house has changed hands among a variety of owners, including the Reynolds family, the Slovacek family, and professor of biology Dan York, before the house returned, again, to college ownership. For 20 years it was even used as an elderly nursery home. Reynolds himself designed the house and built it between 1874 and 1876. It has about 40 windows, York estimated, many of which still today have the original glass. Removing the windows would be like taking a museum piece and throwing it away, York said. But its a hell of a house to heat. The Reynolds family was something of a Hillsdale College dynasty. Reynolds father was one of the founders of Michigan Central College, the precursor institution to Hillsdale College that began in 1844. Reynolds attended Michigan Central and sent three of his children to Hillsdale College. After the board elected him to the positions of secretary and treasurer, he helped rebuild campus and the colleges endowment after the 1864 fire. He built his house during his tenure with the college. Despite that success, he was voted out of his position in 1877 amid, possibly dubious, accusations of dishonest bookkeeping, only one year after completing his home just blocks from Central Hall. His insurance office burned down two years later. According to the Portrait and Biographical Album of Hillsdale County, he was still recovering from the nervous shock as of 1888. In the obituary of Reynolds wife, the Hillsdale Herald reported that Hundreds remember her home as one of the pleasantest, and to which the college people and students were always welcomed. Mary Reynolds died in the home surrounded by her family, and her funeral was held there on Feb. 26, 1891. Reynolds, who remarried, died in 1920 at the age of 90. Besides his work for the college, The Collegian reports in his obituary that he was the chief force in bringing about the construction of the city hall, which is still used by the city today. The college, sometime around the turn of the century, took ownership of his house. When President Joseph William Mauck became president in 1902, the college offered him the Reynolds home. He disliked it, however, and bought instead Sunny Crest, or the current Alpha Tau Omega house. Over the next 70 years, the building changed


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The Reynolds property (above) in the 19th century. The house in which the Delts lived from 1917 to 1971 (left) and from 1971 to 2003 (center). They now live in the Reynolds home (right).
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hands several times. From the 1940s the the 1960s, the house was used as a nursery home for the elderly. The Slovacek family bought the house in the late 60s. They converted it into a modern home, remnants of which were still around when York bought the house in the late 90s: wall to wall shag carpeting and tile ceilings being two of them. York owned the house for more than a decade. Over that time, the saloon-style bar he built in a room on the east side of the house became a Friday night gathering place for faculty, staff, and students. In 2012, York sold the property to the college.

It then gave the orphaned Delts a home albeit a temporary one. Since the fraternity rechartered in 2007, theyve hoped to build a new house. For now, thats on the back-burner, said Delt president Rossteen Salehzadeh. The Kappa chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity moved around the hill at least as many time as the Reynolds house changed hands in the 20th century. Pictured above are several of the houses the Delts lived in, including a property where Whitley Residence currently resides. The Delts lived in that house from 1917 until 1971, when they built their Union-street house,

which is also pictured above. After the college disbanded the Delts in 2003, firemen burned down the Delts house as part of a training exercise. The college then erected the Suites on that property. The fraternity is slowly settling into the their new house as they add furniture and maintenance updates parts. A year ago, you wouldnt have recognized this place, Salehzadeh said. Long-term, the fraternity still plans on pursuing the construction of a new place. For now, the Reynolds house is home.

Milne crafted characters that were charming and accessible to young children, but the underlying complexity of the Hundred Acre Wood was not From B4 lost on older readers. Many grow up with Winnie founders of the A. A. Milne Society made sure the Pooh and return to the books long after they that the readings were held in the afternoon so that have left home. For some readers, like junior Weston Wright, members could nap. Milnes stories Attendance varnever fully separate ied widely: if the themselves from professor hosting childhood. the reading was Listening to popular, as many Dr. Somerville read as 20 to 30 students Winnie the Pooh might appear. More is like listening to often, small groups a kitten, Wright seated on carpet said, that is also squares would quiyour grandmother etly assemble in taking warm cookthe Knorr Center ies out of the oven or the auditorium while knitting you of Knowlton Hall, a sweater on a a building that has snow day... that is since been demolalso your birthday. ished and replaced But about 12 times by Delp Hall. more tender. Milnes appeal In a world domiendures across nated by the presgenerations. The A. Charter members of the A. A. Milne Society play A. Milne Society, Pooh Sticks on an outing in 1997. (Courtesy of John sures of adulthood, the Hundred Acre among others, love Somerville) Wood continues to his literature for its stand as a place of respite for Hillsdale College stusimplicity and nuance. By founding the society, dents: a glimpse of childhood charms, a window they hoped to give others the opportunity to disinto whimsy. cover it for themselves.


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right. I write characters, and then only later do I find out that they were based on someone, he said. even examining maps of DenOne protagonist in The Westver from the 1860s. ern Gods is an Irish catholic priest Caleb Eatough named Alan Cormac. Eatough said I had to contact local Denver historians, he said. I had to burthat he recognizes aspects of himrow through and find people. self in Cormacs character. The Eatoughs plots are dictated other main character is an Ameriby the characters that form while can Indian goddess named Eithne. hes planning a story. If I have my sister read out her Wasting characters is a hordialogue, its exactly in the voice rible thing you have to give that I imagine Eithne speaking, your character a good resoluhe said. tion, Eatough said. Since one For now, Eatough continues to of my characters in The Western write. Since finishing his book, he Gods is an immortal goddess, I has continued work on other ideas intend for that to give her some including a nine-book series and a resolution as a character. Its very thriller short story. important to give your characters I have margins full of jots of (Vivian Hughbanks/Collegian) ideas, especially in my philosophy a good grounding and a good resolution, a good story. notes, he said. Theyll frequently Sometimes, Eatough realizes that his characters spring up in class. I always keep a notebook handy have aspects of people in real life, but this only oc- with me because I never know when an idea will curs after the character is complete in their own spring up.


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Sarah Albers Collegian Reporter Associate Professor of English John Somerville is seated in a leather armchair, one loafer resting against the opposite knee, a hardcover book in his hands. Oh, thats such a tender picture, he says, lifting his eyes from the page. He sends the book to his right, indicating a small illustration in the middle of a break in the text. Pass it around. The book and its whimsical illustration are passed with reverence from hand to hand, making a slow circuit around the room. Most of the students present are crammed onto couches. Some are seated in chairs. Others are perched on the arms of chairs or have decided to sit cross-legged on the floor. As the book is returned to him, he allows himself a faint smile. I just couldnt keep that to myself. The A. A. Milne Society hosted the reading on Monday, Feb. 17. Somerville chose to read a chapter from Winnie the Pooh titled In which Eeyore has a birthday and gets two presents. The tender picture was an ink sketch of Piglet, one of Milnes characters, running with his arms wrapped tightly around a balloon intended for Eeyore. But why would Hillsdale College students care about Piglet or Eeyore? Somerville suggested that perhaps it is the wonder of childhood that draws Hillsdales notoriously goaldriven students to Milnes stories. Often, a lot of the students who come to the A. A. Milne Societys meetings are very academically gifted, Somerville said. But when you see a small child on campus, everyone stops. The students are fascinated. Its something that we dont have on this campus. Were so sophisticated, and along comes a child! Its delightful! Senior David Krueger also noted that childrens literature, as a genre, is a simple affirmation of lessons learned early in life. On a basic level, its just relaxing, Krueger said. Childrens literature is also supposed to help form your morality. The stories instill values to young children, teach them lessons. When the A. A. Milne Society began, it organized member outings to play Pooh-Sticks, sold hot chocolate, and even hosted readings of Winnie the Pooh in foreign languages. The

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Who or what inspires your style? I like this film, Rear Window, and in it Grace Kellys character says shell only wear the same dress once. I cant imagine only being able to dance around in a dress once. Describe your fashion sense in five words or less. Frilly. Lacy. Quirky. Flowery. Whimsical. What is your favorite item of clothing? My socks. Knee-highs. Polka dots and stripes. Floral. Knit. Lace. I wear my heart on my socks. What is your most embarrassing item of clothing. Probably my Spider-Man unisuit!
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Associate Professor of English John Somerville reads a Milne work aloud in the formal lounge. (Anders Kiledal/Collegian)


What happens when an Irish Catholic priest heads west to 1864 Colorado to evangelize an American Indian tribe? In sophomore Caleb Eatoughs recently published book, The Western Gods, that priest falls in love with an American Indian goddess named Eithne, and other gods retaliate. Sometimes things dont really have a realistic solution, Eatough said. The last chapter of the book, there has been a relationship between the two characters, Eithne and Alan. They have a parting of the ways as it were. Its not a happy ending, but its kind of a happy ending. Its bittersweet. Eatough remembers the exact date that the idea for his book came to him. It was Feb. 10, 2010: more than two years before coming to Hillsdale. Now, four years later, his book is available in print on Eatough self-published his 316page work The Western Gods over winter break, culminating the long process of planning, writing, refining, and editing. I learned that I was too wordy, he said of one of the early drafts. It was very, very wordy. Writing is like panning for gold. You have to sift out the sand. The book was first published in electronic form in August of 2013. The cover artwork for both hardback and paperback editions was created by Eatoughs sister, Brianne. Eatough said it is up to the reader to determine the owner of the eye displayed on the cover. It could belong to one of two important characters. I sort of told her what I wanted and she drew something that would fit it, Eatough said. I gave her a lot of creative license. Eatoughs goal is to make his writing both exciting and thought provoking. As an ebook, The Western Gods has received positive feedback from readers online. I found myself frequently setting aside the novel and pondering the questions raised for myself before continuing to find how the characters resolve them, an Amazon reviewer said. Now that his book is published, Eatoughs top priority is garnering interest in his book. Having no background in advertising, he took the process as a learning experience. Marketing is a foreign concept to me, he explained. Since Im self-published, my problem is discoverability, not distribution. Distribution is easy with Amazon because then its there for anyone who finds it. As a child, Eatough preferred reading to writing. Works by C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Brian Jacques influenced his writing style and provided core themes to draw from while writing later. I like to try to write it to the end, Eatough said. If I leave something incomplete it feels wrong. So if I start something, I will finish to the end. That was me from an early age too. Eatoughs parents encouraged his interests. He learned horseback riding and earned a scuba diving certification at the age of 12. Its those life experiences that have a lot to do with my writing, Eatough says. While the places in The Western Gods are mostly fictional, Eatough draws on experiences from his own life travels while writing descriptions of scenery. Ive been to Moab, Utah. Ive seen the desert, he said. Ive walked in the desert and felt the dry heat. Ive also been to Costa Rica. You write what you know. His descriptions were also influenced by the topography and environment of his home state, Colorado. Eatough did extensive research for the book,

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