Archive | November, 2005

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Something to agree on

Posted on 30 November 2005 by Diana Sroka

Last week I was doing some reporting on one of the feature pieces in this issue- an interview with Dr. Daniel Maguire.

For anyone not familiar with Maguire, he is a Theology professor here at Marquette who has gained a reputation as quite an outspoken fellow. An ex-Jesuit, Maguire now claims to derive inspiration from a number of world religions and insists Jesus did not come into this world to serve in Christians’ atonement.

(Without stealing Maguire’s mantra, I will just say that he and I differ on almost every issue and tangent addressed in the 45-minute interview.)
But at the end of the interview, Maguire said something that startled me, because it was something with which I agreed. In far more words than this space can host, he alluded to people who do not realize their positive skill level or potential because they are blinded by societal stereotypes.

This seems to be a recurring theme on campus.

Some students will settle for mediocrity, because they are meeting the “normal expectations” and do not realize they could possibly achieve more. They will not try to gain entry to a higher level course; they will not generate change within their student organizations; they will settle for the “college student” stereotype that everybody else sets.

Perhaps what strikes me the most are students who do not believe they have anything valuable to say. They cannot speak up in class or they do not find a forum in which they can release their concerns about the university.

Perhaps this is the unfortunate effect of a campus culture in which a different opinion is sometimes viewed as heretical and an outspoken student is considered a bigot.

The Warrior is taking special strides to rid the campus of this problem. First, its existence as an alternate voice sets the scene. We exist to host the perspectives not commonly heard and to staff the students who want to serve this mission.

Next, we have an opinion page that will be happy to publish pieces written by students and other members of the Marquette community.

Thirdly, there is the “Post it!” section, where the non-serious thoughts of students can get some gametime as well.

We hope this issue will help move the campus more towards taking stands, speaking out and not being afraid of the limits society may set.

After all, when we speak out, you may be surprised who has something valuable to say.

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November to remember: men’s basketball raises the bar

Posted on 30 November 2005 by Charles Rickert

Step away from the ledge.

We lost to Winthrop, and that’s OK. Winthrop returned all five starters from last year’s 27-win season, which earned them a #14 seed to the NCAA tournament. Even Gonzaga struggled with Winthrop last year, finding themselves down 35-33 at halftime before rallying to win 74-64 in the first round of last year’s tournament. Continue Reading

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Basketball Stats

Posted on 30 November 2005 by Justin Phillips

Four players in double-figures:
Steve Novak: 16.2 points per game
Dominic James: 14.4 points per game
Ryan Amoroso: 11.0 points per game
Jerel McNeal 10.0 points per game

Dominic James: 7.2 assists per game
Travis Diener, last year: 7.0 assists per game

Jerel McNeal: 11 total steals

Steve Novak: 100% free throw percentage

Ranked #39 in ESPN/USA Today poll

James, Matthews, McNeal: 48 turnovers
James, Matthews, McNeal: 51 field goals made

Team assist/turnover ratio: 1 to 1

Ryan Amoroso: 17.8 minutes per game

Opponents: 67 total offensive rebounds
Opponents: 36.9% three-point percentage

16.6 turnovers per game

Sources: GoMarquette.com, ESPN.com

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Lymphoma: A bigger battle than basketball

Posted on 30 November 2005 by Mary Ellen Burke

It has been three weeks since her last visit, as 21-year-old Marquette student Katie Dorman pulls up to the Oncology Alliance office in Milwaukee. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma only three months earlier, she drives alone to receive her next round of chemotherapy. Before exiting the car, she removes her newly purchased auburn wig and replaces it with a green baseball cap that reads, “Life is good.”

The receptionist, who knows her by name, greets her warmly as Dorman takes a seat in one of the many recliners strew about the office. Somehow the furniture, the framed art on the walls and flowers on the windowsill are supposed to make the experience more pleasant than it is.

While receiving a standard blood count analysis, Dorman talks casually with her nurse about the mid-afternoon traffic on the ride over and her favorite line-ups on prime-time T.V. The nurse finishes up the blood work with a Scooby Doo Bandaid. “You always have the fun ones,” Dorman teases.

On her way out, an elderly man in the elevator, also battling cancer, lets out a heavy sigh and says, “You’re too young to be here.” She nods in agreement. With an average diagnosis age for lymphoma falling between 40 and 70, Dorman is one of the youngest in the office. Despite the age difference, both have a long road ahead of them.

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MU’s “dishonoring” of veterans, b-ball game enthusiasm and student input

Posted on 30 November 2005 by Daniel Suhr

Gotta love those draft dodgers and hippie protestors.

Liberals are more than happy to eviscerate President Bush for his service in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, for instance “never served a day in uniform in his life” movie maker Michael Moore calling the President a “deserter.”

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Students should beware of sneaky software on Sony CDs

Posted on 30 November 2005 by Aaron Morey

The entertainment giant Sony Corporation came under fire a couple weeks ago with accusations that it put secretive software onto its music CDs. Anyone who has purchased a CD printed by Sony in the last several months probably has encountered DRM, or digital rights management.

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Is the new “print your own Fanatics ticket” system a good idea? NO

Posted on 30 November 2005 by Daniel Suhr

I’ll admit it.

I’m a guy, and I scrapbook.

Every holiday, my sister and I spread out our materials on the floor, alternate watching a romance comedy and Star Wars, and arrange our stickers and photos and mementos.

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Is the new “print your own Fanatics ticket” system a good idea? YES

Posted on 30 November 2005 by Charles Rickert

The advent of the computer has cost thousands of people their jobs, and you are worried about scrapbooks? Not only has computer technology had an undeniable impact on every facet of life, computers have made life more sophisticated as well.Marquette’s new printable ticket system means progress for all students, athletes, and fans of the University. Continue Reading

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Letter to the Editor

Posted on 30 November 2005 by Letter

So let me get this straight. You run an article basically b*tching about
the JS calling your paper a bunch of Republicans in its recent article on
your publication…but a cursory check of your news section doesn’t prove
otherwise….I don’t get it. What’s the b*tching all about?
Sarah Cooke, Associated Press
Journalism ‘99

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Bring back tradition

Posted on 30 November 2005 by Robert Fafinski

Every Saturday, my roommate wakes me up by turning on the television for college football. Although college football occupies the Saturdays of many Marquette students, we have no varsity team of our own to follow.

During their time at Marquette, every student inevitably discusses our lack of a football team.
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