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By The ediTors With the current state of our economy, budget cuts, layoffs, and money issues in general have been a hot topic on Purdue’s campus among students and faculty alike. In the midst of all of this, all of a sudden, we see new posters, banners, statues, and promotional material announcing the arrival of Purdue’s new identity. As more students are seeing the new branding information and people are learning about the cost, opinions on the new campaign have started to surface. It doesn’t seem like the right time to be spending $250,000 to create and market a new brand for the university. Especially when nearly everyone agrees that it is ineffective. Students are giving feedback to the new campaign in a variety of ways. As is typical of our generation, Facebook was one of the first outlets where students started expressing their thoughts on the “Makers, All” campaign. A fanpage titled “I’m a Boilermaker, Not a Maker” popped up overnight and the number of fans is quickly approaching 5,000. Many students and alumni are commenting on the wall with their opinions. Some share their fond memories of Purdue, some share what made them decide to attend Purdue, and some share what they love about Purdue. But the one thing that everyone in the group shares is their common distaste of and indignation with the new brand. The fans are angry for a variety of reasons which include Purdue spending $250,000 to rebrand the university, not seeing the need for the new brand, disliking the “Makers, All” concept, and not wanting to be referred to as “Makers” rather than “Boilermakers”. Whatever the reason may be, anyone viewing the page can gather a clear idea of the consensus for the new brand: it sucks. Fans of the anti-“Makers, All” Facebook page are proving that you can’t change something pus in the subzero temperatures, we Boiler Up at the football games, we cheer our hearts out the Paint Crew section, and we cry when Robbie Hummel tears his ACL. We are Purdue. According to Purdue, the saying Everywhere Boilermakers go whether still in Indiana, in Chicago, in California, or even on Spring Break - when we are wearing Purdue apparel, we can expect to hear a fellow Boiler saying “Boiler Up” after recognizing the commonality. It’s a great feeling to think that, as Boilermakers, we have something in common with so many different and diverse types of people all around the world. We are united by the fact that we attend or have attended Purdue and the simple words “Boiler Up” can instantly establish that connection. There are likely other schools that have phrases or images that all of their students and alumni identify with in this way, but we are the only Boilermakers and the only Boiler Up. It is unique to our university, and special for that reason. Thompson was quoted as saying that “…as we worked with this, we wanted to make something that was uniquely Purdue and paid homage to our land grant mission, athletics, and the academy…”. What they failed to recognize was that Purdue already has a ‘uniqueness’; it didn’t need to be created. We have been unique since our founding in 1869 and we are the only university in the world whose students are called Boilermakers. Our teams are the only ones that are cheered on by the words “Boiler Up.” So the question is: why spend $250,000 to try to rebrand something that is already unique into something as generalized as “Makers, All”? As the old saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Just Boiler Up. No “Makers, All,” no “Hammer Down,” just Boiler Up.
It doesn’t seem like the right time to be spending $250,000 to create and market a new brand for the university.
that is such an important part of our identity as a university. Purdue should have considered running a contest or offering a scholarship for students to develop ideas for the new brand. It would have been a novel idea to entrust students with such a task. It would likely have gained profound media attention for the university, creating a connection with students making them feel as if their opinions matter. Aside from those benefits, there is the fact that, as students, we know the university better than the vice president for marketing and media, Teri Lucie Thompson could ever hope to. And we say that with all due respect. For whatever the reasons may have been, we Boilermakers chose to come to Purdue out of all the other fine universities out there. Common sense should suggest that any marketing campaign should figure out what is the driving force behind most students’ decision to attend Purdue and market that. We (sometimes) attend the classes, we walk to camwas intended to seem more personable and to connect with more students, alumni, supporters, and potential students. The whole premise of the new branding campaign is to make Purdue seem more inclusive and welcoming to everyone. “Anyone can be a maker,” is the message they are trying to send out. And in a sense, this is correct: anyone can be a maker. But not everyone can be a Boilermaker. Boilermakers are a special breed of people, whether they are alumni, faculty, or students. The concept of Boilermaker has been around since 1891. So you don’t have to do the math, that’s 119 years. It was born when a newspaper from a rival town insulted the football team by calling them “coal heavers and boiler makers”. The name stuck. The students from way back then took the idea and ran with it and, ever since, we have been proud Boilermakers. We are a unique set of people brought together by the common ground that is Purdue University, and there is a certain appeal in that exclusivity.
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Injuries in Purdue Athletics
By Chris ellison With the basketball season approaching fast, Purdue fans are geared up and ready for a big year. November for Purdue basketball was (and still is) definitely going to be an interesting month. Purdue had an outstanding season last year, but this season was to be even better. However, on October 16th, bad news filled campus when it was heard that Robbie Hummel tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in practice while going up for a block during a drill. As a leading scorer and mental leader, Hummel’s loss is expected to cause major challenges for Boilermaker basketball. Unfortunately, Hummel experienced the same injury last year in a Big Ten game versus Minnesota. Ironically, he tore the exact same ligament in his right knee on a day when Purdue football was playing Minnesota over homecoming weekend. Prior to Hummel’s injury, many college hoops experts ranked Purdue as either #2 or #3 in the terback Robert Marve tore his ACL tice last semester. As the team’s preseason rankings. Many others in a 31-20 loss to Toledo. The for- running back and leading rusher, predicted the team to be a number mer Miami quarterback’s injury a loss of Bolden initiated the tough one seed in the NCAA tournament and become a final four contender. The same was true for last season shortly before the team headed into the playoffs. However, now that Hummel is sitting out for the entire season, the Boilermakers will have to confront the physical and mental struggles that come with the star player’s injury. Last year, Hummel had an average of 15.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Seniors JaJuan Johnson and E’Twaun Moore along with Junior point guard Lewis Jackson will need to work hard to cover for the points that Hummel will be unable to provide for this upcoming season. Despite his injury, Hummel still plans on supporting the team likely discouraged the team during challenges for Purdue football at and remaining positive throughout the game as Toledo overpowered the beginning of the year. The adthe entire year. If he chooses to, Purdue on offense. In addition, ditional injuries to Smith and Marhe can apply for a redshirt season wide receiver Keith Smith tore ve only complicates the process as this year and return as a starter his ACL in a win over Western Il- the Boilers move into mid-season. in the 2011-2012 linois on September 11th. This ocPurdue recovered from the earseason. With a few curred once he was tackled after ly season injuries slightly by winweeks remaining in catching a pass near the opposing ning their first two Big Ten games the preseason, the Boilers still have As a leading scorer and mental leader, Humsome time to prepare any mel’s loss is expected to cause major challengnew changes to their game es for Boilermaker basketball. Ironically, he strategy. Purtore the exact same ligament during a Februdue’s first official basketary game against Minnesota. ball game will be played at home against Howard on November 14th. team’s sideline. Smith immediately against Northwestern and MinneHummel is not grabbed his right knee, which was sota. Unfortunately, they recently the only Purdue ath- a cause for major concern by all suffered a tough loss to Ohio State lete suffering with fans in attendance. All of this oc- on the road. The Boilers next game an injury. On Sep- curred in addition to Ralph Bold- will be played at the University of The victim of Purdue Athletics’ recent injuries tember 25th, quar- en’s ACL tear during a spring prac- Illinois.
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Den of Defensive Ends
By Jay Wood This season, the Purdue football program is honoring members of the esteemed “Cradle of Quarterbacks”. Many great quarterbacks have come through Purdue, including three Super Bowl winners – Len Dawson, Bob Griese, and Drew Brees. While we honor their great success, let us not forget that Purdue is famous for producing several great athletes from another position as well. Along with being named the “Cradle of Quarterbacks,” Purdue is also known as the “Den of Defensive Ends.” To my knowledge, no official “Den” exists, so I have decided to create my own. I am only making three requirements for Den membership. The first is simply that the man played as a defensive end at Purdue. Defensive tackles and outside linebackers are excluded. The second requirement is that they finished their career at Purdue. Men who started their careers at Purdue and then transferred to another school are disqualified. The third requirement is that the player went on to play professional football (drafted or undrafted). Once in the pros, it is not mandatory that they continue to play end. Some of these men wound up playing outside linebacker (generally in a 3-4 scheme), while others kept their fingers in the dirt and played end. Some even moved inside to play defensive tackle. Their pro position is of no concern; only that they made it to the pro after playing end at Purdue. All of that said, here is my official Purdue Den of Defensive Ends listing (in chronological order): Jack Morton – Drafted in the 9th round by the Chicago Bears, 1944 Bob Heck – Drafted in the 13th round by the Los Angeles Rams, 1948 Leo Surgar – Drafted in the 11th round by the Chicago Cardinals, 1952 Lamar Lundy – Drafted in the 4th round by the Los Angeles Rams, 1957 Harold Wells – Undrafted Free Agent to the Philadelphia Eagles, 1965 Derek Wimberly – Undrafted Free Agent to the Miami Dolphins, 1987 Chike Okeafor – Drafted in the 3rd round by the San Francisco 49ers, 1999 Rosevelt Colvin – Drafted in the 4th round by the Chicago Bears, 1999 David Nugent – Drafted in the 6th round by the New England Patriots, 2000 Chukie Nwokorie – Undrafted Free Agent to the Indianapolis Colts, 1999 Akin Ayodele – Drafted in the 3rd round by the Jacksonville Jaguars, 2002 Rob Ninkovich – Drafted in the 5th round by the New Orleans Saints, 2006 Anthony Spencer – Drafted in the 1st round by the Dallas Cowboys, 2007 Cliff Avril – Drafted in the 3rd round by the Detroit Lions, 2008
Bill McKoy – Drafted in the 5th round by the Denver Broncos, 1970 Gary Hrivnak – Drafted in the 2nd round by the Chicago Bears, 1973 Steve Baumgartner – Drafted in the 2nd round by the New Orleans Saints, 1973 Blane Smith – Drafted in the 7th round by the Cleveland Browns, 1977 Cleveland Crosby – Drafted in the 2nd round by the Cleveland Browns, 1980 Scott Virkus – Undrafted Free Agent to the Buffalo Bills, 1983 Dennis Wirgowski – Drafted in the 9th round by the Boston Patriots, 1970
Alex Magee – Drafted in the 3rd round by the Kansas City Chiefs, 2009
Shaun Phillips – Drafted in the 4th round by the San Diego Chargers, 2004 Ray Edwards – Drafted in the 4th round by the Minnesota Vikings, 2006
Keena Turner – Drafted in the 2nd round by the San Francisco 49ers, 1980
As you can see, our school has a long and proud history of great defensive ends who have gone on to the next level. Since 1999, the rosters have featured at least one great end, sometimes more than one. This year is no exception. The current star defensive end is senior Ryan Kerrigan, who as of October 22nd has 181 career tackles, 26 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, and one interception. Ryan’s success is sure to land him in the NFL, thus making him the newest member of the legendary Den of Defensive Ends.
Chris Scott – Drafted in the 3rd round by the Indianapolis Colts, 1984
Don Baldwin – Undrafted Free Agent to the New York Jets, 1987
#94, Ryan Kerrigan (center). Photo submitted by Laura Kusek.
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By sChuyler d e ArMond The two main things we love about college are having fun at college, and taking a break from college. Why do we like taking breaks? Because college is hard. We spend time in class, we spend time studying, and we spend time taking tests. Frankly, we spend a lot of time. As the old saying goes, “Time is Money”. Another fact: college is expensive. Barring some huge studentled protest at Purdue, I don’t see tuition costs going down. Even without a protest, we can still find ways to lower costs. One way is to revolutionize the textbook system. Many people are trying to change this system in the United States, including: the federal government, the Purdue Student Government, individual businesses, and concerned students. On July 31, 2008, Congress passed a major bill in the fight against textbook prices that took effect July 1, 2010. The bill requires publishers to include price and revision information when marketing textbooks to professors. Publishers are no longer allowed to sell only bundled material (i.e. the book and the homework access), they must now make each one available separately. The bill also asks that colleges inform its students at least one semester ahead of time as to which books will be used for the upcoming semester. Purdue textbook info can be found at (http://www.purdue.edu/registrar/Textbooks/Textbooks.html) markets, consumers are free to search for the lowest price. When searching for cheaper textbooks, some may choose to stay local and explore Craigslist. For those avid “Listers”, this is a great site that lets you meet people in your community to buy and trade goods. One problem with Craigslist is that since it is still local, “Listers” are in competition with the bookstores. Amazon avoids this problem by letting you buy and sell nationally. From a seller’s perspective, you usually sell lower than craigslist or the bookstore. Entrepreneurially, you could buy low and sell it back on Amazon (or Craigslist, or trade it in at the book store) for a profit. Another option is the rental service, Chegg. It does not allow you to sell the book back, but it is usually still cheaper than Amazon. The only thing to watch for with Chegg, is the difference at the end of the semester from buy backs. I say that we should invite Chegg to come sell their books on campus for a few weeks each semester. I have seen many representatives of the company around campus, but I don’t think many students are renting from them, because they would rather have the personal service. We want to know how good the quality of the book is, and the internet can’t show us that. and reduce prices for each year, or buy them back at higher prices. 2. Have professors provide what previous editions are suitable for the class. Previous editions are cheaper than newer ones, and not a lot of information changes from each edition. 1. We could form a day of protest to high textbook prices that could cause the university to look into a new binding of the textbook system, resulting in “Books, All.” However, I don’t think anyone needs to do any of that. So my real solutions are:
the bookstores attach fliers above each class’ books saying when the last semester for the book is going to be. This provides students with oversight and transparency, assuring they can weigh all their options knowingly.
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Other Ideas & Movements
PSG ran on a campaign platform that sought to make two changes in the textbook system:
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The internet is an international market place. And in international
Chegg, Amazon & Craigslist
1. Have an earlier date for announcing continuation of use on textbooks. This is due to the fact that bookstores can project their earnings further into the future,
A. Have each department sign a contract to the students that they will use each book for at least three years, starting with the next book adoptions. New additions are put out because the information is old. Three years is not that old. Even with a national or world crisis, there will be a delay with rewriting, re-editing, and re-publishing into a new edition. With a crisis, or change in laws, the media will communicate them enough; we don’t have to have the new text right way. As a second part to this proposal, let’s announce a whole academic year ahead of time if we are changing texts. We should begin in Fall 2011, keeping the books through summer 2013. If we want new books for Fall 2013, we would have to announce by Fall 2012. If we want new books for Spring 2014, we would have to announce by Spring 2013. That gives a very large window for the bookstores to figure out prices. As the third part to this proposal, we should have
B. We challenge every professor to try to find free textbooks, or textbooks that allow unlimited distribution with the purchase of one teacher’s edition, and one student edition. I have had both of these options in classes, and there is nothing like the feeling of a free textbook. Plus, it makes me feel like my teacher is truly looking after me.
C. This challenge is to have each teacher write their own textbook and distribute it free to our students. Almost every professor wants to be published. Before that can happen, you have to have an audience and you have to know if your audience can understand the material. Plus, how great would Purdue look if all its tenured teachers were the ones authoring the textbooks used at other schools? Purdue will being setting itself a mile ahead of everyone else if we can achieve half of this goal. This is not an issue that is going to be resolved overnight. Everyone in the Purdue community has to talk about it openly. We have to encourage and inform each other of the opportunities and possibilities that are ahead of us in a new textbook system. If we believe the prices are too high, then we have to take the initiative to change the system. That is where your ideas matter.
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DREAM Act Forum
By Jay Wood investment and I cannot blame these students for wanting to better themselves. What is the flipside, though? These undocumented students would be competing against legal immigration standpoint, it is a symbol of sovereignty. The United States is a sovereign nation, by that I mean it is a nation of enforced laws and enforced borders. If our nation (or any other nation for that in mind. First, a Social Security number is more than just “a little nine digit number”. Just because you do not have one, does not mean that it is insignificant and does not give you the right to discredit or belittle it. Second, when you point out that Republicans are the ones who oppose the DREAM Act, keep in mind that your guest speaker at the event, James Hass, ran as a Republican for Congress in the spring. Granted, the website he used while running for that seat does say, “James Hass believes that the means for legal immigration must be made more streamlined, allowing those immigrants who are productive and responsible to earn the basic autonomy and dignity every American is due.” However, the previous two sentences say, “To have so many undocumented aliens in our nation is a security risk. Illegal immigration should be stopped.” If you are an illegal alien, James Hass might have been a slight ally to you, but not a complete one. You would not have been eligible to vote for him anyway, so who cares? Lastly, some of the testimony that undocumented students shared during the forum mentioned that some parents had been deported. The United States is not in the business of breaking up families. We are, however, in the business of enforcing our laws. If you, or your friends/relatives get deported, we have no hard feelings, we are just trying to enforce our laws and our borders to maintain sovereignty. I am sure that your home country where you should now be residing is trying to do the same.
rs above Earlier this month, the Indiana when theDREAM Act Alliance (Lafayette Reis goinggion) held a forum at Purdue. The ents withaudience was predominantly Hiscy, assur-panic. The event was a chance for r optionsundocumented students to speak out in support of the DREAM Act. DREAM is an acronym for “Devely profes-opment, Relief, and Education for books, orAlien Minors”. The students were mited dis-looking to spread awareness about se of onethe proposed legislation. student In short, the DREAM Act would these op-allow undocumented students to is noth-receive in-state tuition at colleges ree text-and universities in their respective el like mystate. In order to be eligible, the er me. student must have arrived in the United States before they turned to have16, they must not have committed own text-any felonies, and they must have e to oura high school diploma or GED. If professorthese students serve at least two fore thatyears in the armed forces (barhave anring a dishonorable discharge), or know ifobtain a higher education degree tand thein six years, they are eligible to reat wouldceive temporary residency status ed teach-for six years. After that six year ring theperiod, they are eligible to become schools?permanent legal residents. The stug itself adents cannot, however, use their lse if wenew legal status as a means to obal. tain legal status for other undocumented friends or relatives. Many of the students who spoke t is goingat this event stressed that it was t. Every-not their choice to come to the unity hasUnited States illegally; they were e have tobrought by their parents at a young ch otherage. They feel like they should not possibili-be punished because of their parin a newents’ decision. They also made the lieve thepoint that they were trying to get we havean education to contribute to the ange theAmerican society. To that extent, ur ideasthese students have absolutely no fault. Education is an important
gal Americans for spots in higher education. While it may not be fair to punish one set of students for their parents’ illegal activity, is it any more fair to punish students whose parents are living in this country legally? Also, in the eligibility requirements, it says that the students must not commit any felonies. I understand what that language is getting at, but it seems to ignore the fact these students (whether they intentionally chose to or not) are already breaking the law simply by illegally residing in our country. A number of times throughout the presentation, the students would talk about not having “a little nine digit number”. They were referring, of course, to a Social Security number. Frankly, that “little nine digit number” is very significant. It identifies citizens of the United States, and from an ille-
matter) fails to meet either of both of those criteria, they forfeit their sovereignty and they lose their purpose. I have a Social Security number that was assigned to me at my birth. That means that I am a legal citizen of this country. If you do not have a Social Security number (excepting Visas and Green Cards) and are living this country, you are breaking our laws. If we, as a nation, do not enforce our laws (including our immigration laws), we lose our sovereignty. The law says that if you are residing in America illegally, you are to be deported to your home country. I did not write this law, but I do believe in its enforcement. As was aforementioned, education is a truly wonderful investment. I completely credit these undocumented students for wanting to better themselves and give back, but I ask them to keep a few things
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By Jay Wood
Drafting Daniels: A Chat with Mike Cross
folks from trying to persuade their candidate of choice to run. One particular person who is facing increased persuasion to run is Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Since his re-election in 2008, a number of Mitch fans have been urging him to run for national office.
It is hard to believe, but with the 2010 midterm election concluding in less than a week, it will not be long before the Republican presidential primary starts filling up with candidates. Speculation about potential candidates will continue to occur as the weeks go by. Although nobody has officially entered the race, that has not stopped
“I had known that Governor daniels was a popular governor in the state and that many Hoosiers admire him, but it was very inspiring to see that his name recognition and popularity spread throughout the country.” Mike Cross
Fairly recently, a student movement to “Draft Daniels” has emerged. Interestingly, this movement was not started in Indiana. It was started by Yale senior Max Eden. Eden and a number of other Yale students created a website and PAC (political action committee), both dedicated to urging Governor Daniels to run for president. Their movement has spread to other college campuses across the country, including Purdue. Mike Cross, an Executive Board member of the Purdue College Republicans, is forming a “Draft Daniels” chapter here at Purdue. Cross is the president of the new organization, as well as the Indiana Chairman of the “Draft Daniels” movement. “Right now it’s a student initiative to draft him to run, to gather support around the campus, and to show Governor Daniels that he has a considerable amount of support within the student population,” Cross says. Cross plans to work the group in union with the College Republicans as a means of gathering likely supporters. “Starting with the basics, we just need people to visit the website (www.studentsfordaniels.com), start to research him as a possible candidate, to “like” the Facebook page (Student Initiative to Draft Daniels), and sign the student petition (on the official website),” Cross indicates. For those who want Mitch Daniels to run for president, it is encouraging that the Governor has support beyond just Indiana Republicans. Cross commented on this, saying, “I had known that Governor Daniels was a popular governor in the state, and that many Hoosiers admire him, but it was very inspiring to see that his name recognition and popularity spread throughout the country. He has done so many great things for the state of Indiana and we are lucky to have him represent us. I love to see how students in different states recognize his work and are rallying to have him represent them as well.”
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How did this nationwide recognition occur? Although he is not anywhere near as regular a guest on Fox News as fellow Indiana Republican, U.S. Representative Mike Pence, Governor Daniels has made a few appearances. Cross said, “I think that a great deal of his name recognition and support has come from the media spotlight on national television outlets, as well as articles online.” Mitch has been mentioned in The Weekly Standard, The New York Times (where columnist Ross Douthat called Daniels “America’s Best Governor”), Newsweek, and others. Governing Magazine named Mitch America’s “Public Official of the Year.” Cross went on to say, “Any educated student who is politically active and interested in current events will begin to see Governor Daniels’ name mentioned frequently. He is a very popular governor within the state. Once you begin to gain that much popularity in sibility and a determination to At this stage, there is no way to know exactly who will enter the reduce the GoP race. Early speculations include the likes of Mitt romney, size of government, Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal, and Tim Pawlenty, but those are just as these are goals that predictions. Governor Daniels has set for our state and achieved.” show in 2012.” it is clear that the people are upset What happens, then, if Mitch At this stage, there is no way by the Obama agenda. Many people Daniels does enter the race? How to know exactly who will enter are looking for something differwill the Drafting Daniels move- the GOP race. Early speculations ent. They are looking for something ment, both here and across the include the likes of Mitt Romney, that will work. They will see that country, evolve? Cross believes Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal, and Tim what Governor Daniels has done that “if the Governor does decide Pawlenty, but those are just pre- has worked for Indiana. Should to enter the race, this will likely be dictions. If he does choose to run, he win the nomination, Mitch one of the strongest nationwide how would Mitch stack up against Daniels would be able to convey a student support organizations for his competition, whoever it may message to the average American his campaign. As we are starting be? “I think that in the beginning, that real change does not come to gain support for him as a can- he wouldn’t have as much support from mass amounts of spending, didate throughout campuses in or media attention that many can- but from handling the budget corthe state and across the country, didates that have been on national rectly, as well as making sure that it will establish a strong support tickets before would have, but he the government does not become network for his future campaign. would be able to quickly increase intrusive, as these are the ideals on his name which our nation was founded.” recogniCross closed by saying that, tion and “Students for Daniels has great shift the potential to expand across the naThe draft daniels movement seeks to highlight the “importance spotlight to tion, gathering support for Govhimself as a ernor Daniels, and showing that of fiscal responsibility and a determination to reduce the size of very viable many students nationwide support government, as these are the goals that Governor daniels has candidate.” him and the work he has done for If he Hoosiers, and they hope to see him set for our state and acheived.” were to doing that work for America. If the rise to the Governor does decide to throw his top in the name into the race, we will stand p r i m a r i e s strong to continue to spread naa state, it has to cross borders.” Ac- It is always important in elections and secure the GOP nomination, tionally to get students out to elect cording to Cross, the Drafting Dan- to have strong student support, as how would Mitch stack up against him.” iels movement seeks to highlight President Obama showed in 2008, Obama? Cross believes that “given “the importance of fiscal respon- and I think Governor Daniels could the current political environment,
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By KrISTIn PATrAS
The Year of the Conservative Woman
With the future of our country Michele Bachmann are just a few of crack plenty of jokes. The panelIf these smart girls weren’t fired Lately hanging in the balance, American the women who spoke throughout ists focused mainly on how liberals up before the summit, they suretalk abo women are putting their heels on the summit. In addition, ACORN have mastered comedy and how are now! The exceptional trainingRepublic the ground to see to it that and expert panels at Smart“Republi their voices are heard on Girl Summit only furtherthe old R November 2nd. In particular, empowered these womencriminate smart girls from around the to make their mark on theprogress With the future of our country hanging in the balance, country came together on upcoming election. With theabortion September 30th and October National Organization foramnesty American women are putting their heels on the ground 1st in Washington, D.C. for Women endorsing a malewhat? T the annual Smart Girl Sumcandidate whose staff re-descripti to see to it that their voices are heard on november 2nd. mit. Hosted by Smart Girl ferred to his female oppo-a liberal. Politics, a conservative grass nent as a “whore,” New Yorkthis new roots organization, the sumTimes Columnist Maureenright is mit served to engage, eduDowd coming out with fistsconserva cate, and empower conservative whistleblower Anita MonCrief, conservatives need to embrace flying at “Republican Mean Girls,”told that women. Washington Times writer Kerry their funny side. The two pointed and Joy Behar labeling supermomthis is wh The smart girls (and smart guys) Picket, and Susan B. Anthony List to the embarrassing incident in Congresswoman Michele Bach-I need to who attended the event had the ex- founder Marjorie Dannenfelser which Vice President Joe Biden told mann as “anti-children,” the stakesspeak fo traordinary opportunity to mingle shared their experiences along wheelchair bound Senator Chuck are extremely high. However, it istive peer with top leaders in the conserva- with a plethora of other exception- Graham to stand up in front of a clear that conservative smart girlsinstance, tive movement. Liz Cheney, politi- al conservatives. American Major- crowd of people. Oops! They en- like the ones at Smart Girl Sum-“party of cal pundit S.E. Cupp, ity, Faulkner Strategies, and Right couraged those in attendance not mit are rising to the occasion and The R and CongressNetwork also presented to attend- to be swayed from using predicawill be quite a forceform inc woman ees. ments such as the one Biden to be reckonedity, prote Throughout the two-day found himself in for jokes. with on No-maintain event there were numerous Those in attendance vember 2. and pro panels that discussed top- also had the opportucitizens ics ranging from grassroots nity to view the powlaws. Tha activism to pro-life women erful film “Fire from eryone w even to feminism. The panel the Heartland.” The film publican “Using Political Humor to tells the story of conserchoose w Maximize Effect” was a vative women from the should n wildly popular panel– perspectives of fifteen of possibly due to the today’s most prominent confact that the ever so servative women including hunky and hilarious the legendary Phyllis Fox News contribu- Schlafly. What made tor Steven Crowder the screening even was a panelist. more exciting was Blogger and host of that many of the From the Right Ra- fifteen women feadio, Fingers Malloy, tured in the film joined Crowder and were at Smart Girl the crowded room Summit the night of of women to discuss the screening. the use of humor in the political sphere and of course
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The GOP is Not Shifting to the Left
By JordAn HEBBE Lately, there has been a lot of talk about a new generation of Republicans. This generation of “Republicans” is tolerant (because the old Republicans just love to discriminate and hate), moderate, and progressive. They are in favor of abortion, same-sex marriage, and amnesty for illegal aliens. Wait… what? To this conservative, that description sounds a whole lot like a liberal. The only platform where this new generation leans to the right is fiscal policy. Frankly, this conservative is getting sick of being told that, as a young Republican, this is where the party is going and I need to go along with it. I think I speak for plenty of my conservative peers when I say that, in this instance, we are happy to be the “party of no.” The Republican Party’s platform includes fiscal responsibility, protecting the sanctity of life, maintaining traditional marriage, and protecting our borders and citizens by enforcing immigration laws. That is just the way it is. Everyone who calls themselves a Republican has the right to pick and choose what they agree with. They should not, however, have the right to change the entire party to match can make an educated decision at lumped in with Meghan McCain their way of thinking. the polls. There has been a definite and other RINOs like her who are Liberals like to pin Republicans shift towards traditional GOP val- trying to label themselves as the as intolerant and as bigots, and I may seem intolerant by making this argument in Everyone who calls themselves a republican has the the first place, but right to pick and choose what they agree with. They it is not like that. I am more than should not, however, have the right to change the entire happy to tolerate party to match their way of thinking. diverse opinions. The problem arises with this new brand of RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) trying to infiltrate the Grand Old Party and ues in the recent political climate. new face of the party. I am here to change it to fit their ideology. Giv- We have seen candidates like Chris- argue that the Republican party is en that their ideology more closely tine O’Donnell, Carly Fiorina, Shar- indeed going in a different direcmatches that of the Democratic ron Angle, Joe Miller, and Marco tion. It is moving away from the Party, why don’t the RINOs try to Rubio beating out more moderate attempts to soften and liberalize. make the Democrats more fiscally Republicans in the GOP primaries. Instead, conservatives are taking conservative instead? Either that, This election season, it seems that back the Grand Old Party. With a or just come out and admit it: You whenever voters have the oppor- return to the traditional values, are a Democrat. tunity to choose a candidate that young conservatives are poised to With the election right around represents traditional conservative show America what tradition and the corner, I feel particularly strong- Republican ideals, that candidate values can do for her. So to Meghan McCain and all those like her, I am ly about this issue. Americans need comes out on top. to be shown that there is a clear Just because there are young, here to say that y’all need to go find difference between the Democratic hip, college-aged Republicans, it your own party… ‘cause the GOP’s and Republican parties so that they does not mean they want to be taken.
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The Politics of Pot
By MorGAn IKErd Weed, grass, Mary Jane, bud… whatever the label, there’s no denying its prevalence in our culture. It has been everywhere for years, aside from election ballots, that is, until now. Proposition 19, also known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, seeks to legalize various “marijuana-related activities” and will allow local governments to collect taxes on the substance and authorize various penalties. It will be on California’s November ballot, and if passed by the simple majority required, it will take effect the day after the election. “Yes 19” is the official advocacy group for the initiative, and the supporters argue that it would greatly aid California during the state’s economic decline, cut off funding to violent drug cartels and redirect law enforcement to more treacherous crimes. If the ballot measure passes, adults are allowed to possess up to one ounce (28 grams) of the drug and grow small gardens on private property. What is the motivator behind this proposal? It would be hard to ignore the economic benefits associated with this legalization. California is drowning in a debt of 20 billion dollars, and many citizens and even large unions, such as the Service Employees and International Union and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, state that legalization of marijuana would be beneficial to California’s economy on many different fronts. The California Board of Equalization calculated that admitting marijuana into the legal economy and collecting revenue could result in an excess of 1.4 billion. They also argue that tens of thousands of new jobs could be created; but at what expense? Are we throwing away our nation’s ethics for quick cash? In that case, legalizing and taxing prostitution would be a great solution to our country’s economic downturn as well. Marijuana is in fact labeled the “gateway drug;” once the economy reaps the benefits, what will stop the government from justifying the legalization and taxation of more expensive drugs? Not everyone agrees that incorporating marijuana into the market would have a positive effect on the economy; some predict it would actually have the adverse effect. The illegality of the drug may actually play a vital role in keeping competition high and prices low. The high cost and risk of the growing, distributing and selling serve as deterrents for entering this market and keep many potential competitors out of the business. Many think that as the legal consequences are taken away and more people enter the marijuana business, prices will plummet and California will actually end up losing money, which is something they can’t afford. In contrast to the supporters of legalization believing that this proposition will create thousands of jobs, others predict that up to 30,000 jobs could potentially be lost. Despite the economic concerns, what California should consider first and foremost is the effect that this legalization will have on the safety and health of their citizens. While some insist that the illegality of marijuana is an unwarranted intrusion of the government on their personal freedom, many, especially nonsmokers, feel that this is a protection of their right to safety. It is hard to say what the United States would be like if weed was legalized everywhere. Would there be more car accidents? Would more people smoke that originally wouldn’t if it remained illegal? Would people feel that their rights were violated if they were surrounded by secondhand marijuana smoke? There are many social factors that go into this decision that must also play a vital role in the passing of this proposal. Advocates feel that marijuana is no more harmful, or even less harmful, than tobacco or alcohol in moderate quantities and feel that it should be in the same category, rather than categorized among the other, more harmful illegal substances. Many believe that arresting people in accordance with marijuana is petty and useless and that police, after legalization, would be able to devote more of their time to punishing those that commit more serious crimes. Others feel that the government is infringing on their freedoms; why is alcohol, a seemingly more damaging and fatal substance, legal while marijuana, the safer of the two, is banned? However, there are many different opinions on the issue of safety. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that the ballot’s measure would “significantly” undermine efforts to keep California cities and towns safe and legalization of marijuana would be a “significant impediment” to the government’s joint efforts with state and local law enforcement to target drug traffickers, who often distribute marijuana alongside cocaine and other drugs. Governor Schwarzenegger does not support Proposition 19, but he did just sign a bill that reduces the penalty for possession of marijuana from a misdemeanor to an infraction, basically the equivalent of a traffic infraction. Is it constitutional? It is generally the state’s right to legislate morality and ethics; therefore, it is the state’s duty to interpret what role the constitution plays in this issue. Aside from the questions of constitutionality, we have to examine what this could
mean for America. Will it now be acceptable for people to go to work, drive, and go about their daily lives while being high? Will there be a dramatic shift in America’s ethical standards and values? It is hard to say what short term and long term effects this revolutionary measure will have on the future of our country, but such a radical change deserves serious thought and consideration on behalf of all citizens. If economics is the main driving force behind this proposition, do the benefits really outweigh the costs?
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Socialism, Slavery, and Tyranny
By AAron AnSPAuGH While listening to Aaron Copeland’s “Lincoln Portrait,” I was reminded of the words of our 16th President. Within the song, the narrator quotes Lincoln, saying: “It is the eternal struggle between two principles, right and wrong, throughout the world… It is the same spirit that says ‘you toil and work and earn bread, and I’ll eat it.’ No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of is taxed, the natural outcome is less of that activity. Consequently, when an activity is subsidized, the natural outcome is more of that activity. In the case of the tax system in America, specifically the income, corporate, and estate taxes, what is taxed is actually the fruit of one’s labor, or productivity. On the other end of the spectrum, social programs such as unemployment, Social Security, and welfare all subsidize (reward) the opposite of productivity, which is not working. To sum this up, we have a system that discourages work while encouraging dependence upon the under the pretense of democracy, a growing percentage of work of Americans have discovered that it is much easier to beothers. W h e r e come a leech upon the wealth of the builders and innovaelse have tors than it is to produce anything substantial themselves. we seen this in our nation’s history? When someone men as an apology for enslaving And since the government has de- is consuming the fruits of another another race, it is the same tyranni- cided that people are not intelligent person’s labor through the use of cal principle.” enough to save for their own retire- force, the proper name can only Abraham Lincoln spoke these ment, funds are taken out of income be slavery. As it currently is, the words during a debate with Ste- that go directly to people who are productive in this country are not phen Douglas in 1858. When I lis- currently retired and not working. allowed to receive the full fruits of tened to the portion of the song Those in this country who work their labor. The portion they now that contained this quote, my mind and receive compensation will be receive will be reduced further and automatically added a third “shape” taxed at multiple levels before they further as the number of leeches to this definition of tyranny: Social- get to touch their own earnings. If increases. Some might say that ism. Lincoln said that it was tyran- someone happens to collect great this is not done through force but nical for one to consume the fruit of wealth and hopes to pass that on to through a civil tax system, but just another’s labor. His examples were his or her descendants, the govern- remember this: behind every govthat of a King thriving by the pro- ment wants a share of that as well. ernment action, there is the threat ductivity of the people, and that of While the estate tax (death tax) has of a gun. To get to the core of the one race of people oppressing an- been repealed for this year alone, it matter, even if everyone pretends other race via slavery and therefore will be back in full force beginning otherwise, the productive are bestealing their productivity. To this next year. ing held at gunpoint and are forced list, I would add the heavy reguIt is a fact that when an activity to turn over the fruits of their labor lation and taxation of those who produce in order to redistribute to those who do not produce. This concept, Socialism, is as pure of an evil as ruthless monarchy or brutal slavery. They are all branches of the same tyranny. Under Socialism, productivity is taxed, and it is taxed more as it rises via a progressive income tax. The most productive entities, corporations, have their own special tax that is passed on to the customers and those who made the corporation produce in the first place. to the common good. The sad thing about our current system is that it is driven by the “will of the people.” Under the pretense of democracy, a growing percentage of Americans have discovered that it is much easier to become a leech upon the wealth of the builders and innovators than it is to produce anything substantial themselves. Even while realizing that the black hole of government destroys most of the wealth before it is redistributed, people are still satisfied with the punishment of great productivity. The “wealth gap” between the rich and the poor has only one solution in the eyes of the statists and their followers: enslave the rich, confiscate their wealth, abuse their productivity, and eventually make them as miserable as everyone else. Our nation was founded to have an antidote to tyranny through democratic elections, which ironically have at times led to the furtherance of tyrannical Socialism. But we as Americans have a history of standing up to tyranny, even if it takes some time, even if it is difficult, and even if it hurts. In 1776, we stood up to the tyranny of the British monarch, declaring our right to self-government. This war nearly destroyed our infant nation, but we prevailed. In the 1860’s, we stood up to the tyranny of slavery, declaring every man’s right to life, liberty, and property. This war nearly destroyed our growing nation, but we prevailed. And at some point in the near future, we will be forced to tackle the tyranny of Socialism. While this battle has the potential to destroy our great nation, we must prevail.
Family Guy Values
As someone who mentions the show Family Guy at least two times a week, I think it’s safe to say I am a huge fan. I’ve been following the program for some time now, and I am rather familiar with its style and humor. However, that also means I am familiar with the constant liberal joking that goes on as well. It is no secret that Seth McFarlane is a huge leftist with a knack for bashing the right. That is why the Rush Limbaugh episode was so funny, because McFarlane allowed the top radio host to play himself in the episode. The episode is about how Brian is rescued from a group of gang members by Rush and is exposed
By ToM CHEW
Background: Purdue played Minnesota for Homecoming earlier this month. Midway through the first quarter, several students received texts from their friends that Robbie Hummel had injured his leg in practice that morning. Panic ensued. The football game was going well, but nobody cared about that anymore. At first, we thought it was just a hoax. But before long, we learned it was true. Robbie Hummel had torn his ACL and would miss the entire 20102011 men’s basketball season. Nazi General: My Fuhrer… Hummel… Hummel has re-torn his ACL and will be out for the season. Hitler: Wait… WHAT?!?!? OUT FOR THE SEASON? HUMMEL IS OUT FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON?! This is literally the worst thing imaginable. How could this happen… AGAIN? It is not freaking fair! Here we are, sitting right at
Hitler Finds Out About Robbie Hummel’s 2nd ACL Injury
the top of the preseason polls and now this! The basketball team should not even be practicing on Saturdays when there are home football games. Don’t they know there’s a football game to go to? Why on earth would you practice the day of a home football game… especially when we are playing a team that we are going to beat? Our Final Four chances are ruined! Absolutely ruined. End of story. Nazi General: Mein Fuhrer, we can still win the conference and the Big Ten Tournament. Hitler: So what? Those titles won’t matter during March Madness, you idiot! We aren’t going to win the national championship! We are completely screwed!!! Without Hummel, our inside presence is so limited. Who is next on the depth chart? Patrick Bade? Don’t get me wrong, I loved his block on that pale white vampirelooking kid from Duke… uhhh what was his name… Kyle Singler, but can Bade do that every game? Who k n o w s ? And who on earth is going to rebound? Lew Jack? Plus, Chris Kramer is gone, so who is going to pick up the slack defensively? I swear, Tom Izzo and Thad Matta were just waiting for this to happen. Well gee, they are cer-
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tainly licking their lips now! All they needed was some kind of break (no pun intended) and now they’ve got one! Gosh darnit!!! This season was, by far, the best shot we have ever had at making the Final Four and winning a national championship since Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson played here back in the early 90’s. And now it’s over. This is the WORST thing to happen to Purdue sports since our last superstar got an ACL injury. Who was it? Ralph Bolden? Oh wait… Ralph Bolden, Robert Marve, AND Keith Smith! And you know what this means? This means that when Robbie comes back next season, it will be without the JJ and Smooge! They will both be in the NBA. Then what the heck are we supposed to do? We had ALL of the pieces in place. We had a shot to practically run the table in the Big Ten. And now that’s all gone.
to the stark conservative’s ideas in his book. Brian takes to them with a full embrace overnight, and he befriends Rush and goes to various places with him. Lois confronts Brian about his instant ideological switch and informs him he is simply a contrarian to whoever is in charge. Rush helps Brian realize this as well when he gets Brian to admit he really is not a conservative. There was, of course, the usual amount of slap stick and cutaways as always. This episode was one of the funniest ones I have seen in a while. Granted, there was a lot of conservative bashing, but Limbaugh’s presence allotted some room for the liberal perspective
of McFarlane to be toned down and even knocked down at times. The sketch with Limbaugh and McCain taunting Representative Barney Frank with a pig because the state Democrats love pork was great. There were, of course, the usual shots at Fox News as seen in the liberal media when Lois states that everything said on Fox News is a lie- even true things once said on Fox become lies. Regular fans might be turned off by the vast amount of political humor, as did happen with some friends of mine because they simply did not know who they were talking about half of the time. However, if you are someone who
follows politics in some fashion, then you will enjoy this episode. I was raised listening to Rush Limbaugh, and I enjoyed that he had enough of a sense of humor to appear as himself in the show and poke fun at the ideas people have of him, while allowing himself to defend his position on how he makes a living. In short, this episode was well worth the sit through, and I recommend it to anyone who has the slightest interest in Family Guy. If the political humor is not your cup of tea, then there is still plenty of banter and slap stick comedy to keep you laughing.
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