Archive | March, 2006

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Blu-rays could make DVDs the new eight-track

Posted on 27 March 2006 by Aaron Morey

Anyone watching football recently probably noticed the number of ads for the latest, biggest high-definition TVs. High-definition has become America’s newest technology obsession. Not long ago, people were impressed with digital media like CDs and DVDs. Today, higher quality speakers and TV screens have the masses demanding higher quality audio and video. Continue Reading

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ENDORSEMENT: Calandriello and Kamm bring MUSG specificity of vision and record of accomplishment

Posted on 21 March 2006 by Warrior Staff

The Warrior takes seriously its role as a body of responsible citizens in the Marquette community. Our staff works hard and without pay because we believe that students need and deserve an independent voice – a newspaper that will advocate for and inform you of the critical issues on campus.

That is why we have decided to make an endorsement in this race for Marquette University Student Government President and Executive Vice President. The positions have as much power and influence as the people who hold them are committed to exercising. When dedicated to reform, openness and advocacy, our MUSG leaders can make this campus a markedly better place.

We are disappointed at the dearth of information circulating about this race. Therefore, we interviewed each ticket to review their platforms and records, and in doing so came to this conclusion: Dan Callandriello and Kristen Kamm will best serve the Marquette student body as MUSG’s executive officers.

Both tickets campaign on comparable platforms, particularly on the issues important to the staff of this paper, namely greater student involvement in MUSG and university governance. Given this similarity, we turned to each candidate’s record, and Calandriello’s years as a leader in MUSG and his extensive record of accomplishments convince us he has the skills and determination to bring about necessary change.

As we say, both campaigns are running on similar ideas, and we commend them for their common call to widen the circle of involvement in MUSG and university governance, particularly their shared commitment to adding a student to the Board of Trustees.
Jamie Wu first used the phrase “popping the bubble‚” in the debates, while Calandriello has called for an “outreach offensive.” Both have the same praiseworthy goal in mind: they want to create a greater, more noticeable presence in the student body. We expect a year from now that most students could name their student body president; we highly doubt that could happen now.

Both platforms also offer unique features that deserve comment. We agree with Wu and Anna Titulear that adding a greater fine arts presence to campus would enhance the education we all receive. After all, as students of the liberal arts we are here to pursue the true, the good and the beautiful – and we need more beauty on campus, in the form of concerts, plays, and art. We also appreciate Wu and Titulear’s common-sense proposal to add a double-sided printing option to PrintWise.

We must sound one note of caution concerning the way Wu and Titulear propose to spend the MUSG reserve (i.e., slush) fund. Wu and Titulear want to take some of the reserve fund money and give it to student organizations. That’s all well and good the first year, but what happens two or three years hence when the reserve fund well has been tapped dry? Student organizations will have come to rely on those funds for their programming, and when the fund is out we fear a large student activity fee hike to replace the lost revenue.

Certain aspects of Dan and Kristen’s platform are also appealing. We are particularly interested in their proposal to increase student safety in the surrounding neighborhood by creating a committee of police professionals to give an outsider audit of campus safety. We believe that a second, skeptical look at things can often be beneficial (heck, that’s why The Warrior exists), and getting more professionals involved will hopefully result in further action, such as putting up new blue lights based on changing student traffic patterns, etc.

We are especially impressed with Calandriello’s commitment to transparency in MUSG. He not only talks the talk on this one, he is willing to walk the walk by promising a weekly statement of operations that details how he spends his time and our money. We also appreciate Calandriello’s commitment to constituent service. When he spoke with our Editorial Board, he proposed the student advocate position be transformed to a role more focused on constituent services and follow-through on student suggestions.

All that said, “The Dan Difference,” if you will, is his past record of substantial accomplishments in MUSG. As a freshman senator from O’Donnell Hall, he helped the campaign to expand student seating in the Bradley Center for basketball games. During his sophomore term, now representing the College of Business Administration, he sponsored successful legislation to create a system of direct deposit for student employees.

And this last year, Calandriello has been the primary proponent of the Norris Park Project. We admit some skepticism that Norris Park is too far off-campus, in a bad neighborhood and in general students will not use it no matter how nicely it is renovated. But Calandriello convinced us that students, particularly club sport participants, are crying out for more green space. Norris Park, once completely redone, will offer student athletes the on-campus practice facilities they so desperately need. It is an investment worth making.

By contrast, while Wu has served in MUSG just as many years as Calandriello, a litany of committee assignments does not equal a record of concrete accomplishments. Attending lots of committee meetings may seem important, but in the end it is action and change that counts, and we cannot find nearly as many instances of Wu bringing about change.

Moreover, just as Calandriello has a positive record of substantial achievements in his past, he offers the specificity of vision moving forward that convinces us he can bring his platform to fruition. For instance, he has committed to individually contacting every member of the Board of Trustees to lobby for a student voice on Marquette’s governing body. Some say that is an overwhelming undertaking. Calandriello looks forward to it with enthusiasm, drawn from a steady conviction that this is what his constituents want.

In the end, we are convinced that by this time next year, things will be noticeably different, and better, for the student population if Dan Calandriello and Kristen Kamm are elected MUSG president Wednesday.

The Editorial Board is comprised of the following members of The Warrior: Diana Sroka, Brandon Henak, Charles Rickert, Monica Charleston, Daniel Suhr and Allison Herre.

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The candidates speak: Dan Calandriello and Kristen Kamm

Posted on 21 March 2006 by Letter

The Warrior asked both tickets to complete a three-part questionnaire detailing the plans for their administrations if elected. Here are Dan Calandriello and Kristen Kamm’s responses:
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The candidates speak:Jamie Wu and Anna Titulaer

Posted on 21 March 2006 by Luke Fuller

The Warrior asked both tickets to complete a three-part questionnaire detailing the plans for their administrations if elected. Here are Jamie Wu and Anna Titulaer’s responses:
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Can Wu and Titulaer pop the MUSG bubble?

Posted on 21 March 2006 by Allison Herre

Marquette Student Government (MUSG) candidates for president and executive vice president, Jamie Wu and Anna Titulaer, have a lot to offer Marquette.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

As strong leaders on campus, Jamie Wu and Anna Titulaer have had their hand in a variety of projects. Wu, a College of Communication junior, has made MUSG her major university commitment by serving on committees such as Student Organizations. As a member of Marquette University College Republicans, Wu volunteered her time during the 2004 presidential election.

Of her preparation for leading MUSG, Wu said that she feels most prepared by her role in Alpha Phi and her involvement with the Marquette University Student Alumni Network.

Titulaer, a College of Arts and Sciences junior, began Marquette???s chapter of Amnesty International with another student and has served as the Women???s Leadership Conference co-planner. Titulaer has also been an active member of Marquette University College Democrats.

Titulaer feels most prepared by her leadership roles in her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, and through everything involved with founding Amnesty International.
Both Wu and Titulaer are involved in Greek life and serve as Orientation staffers. Titulaer currently serves as the Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment and Vice President of Finance.

DRIVE TO RUN

When asked why they wanted to run for MUSG president and executive vice president, Titulaer, the candidate for executive vice president, said, ???Marquette means so much to me, the people are so well-rounded.??? She deems it ???an honor and a privilege??? to be running for the chance to serve the Marquette community in a different capacity.

Wu considers the president position the ???perfect place to start to empower other people.??? Having seen first-hand the inner workings of MUSG for three years, Wu believes that MUSG should give students the tools to accomplish its goals.

THE TEAM

In building the duo, Wu said there were ???definite sparks??? in the initial discussions.

???God just delivered her to me on a silver platter,??? continued Wu.

The two finish each other???s sentences and portray a united front; however, as Titulaer pointed out, they come from different facets of the university. This variance adds to the twosome, because, as Titulaer said, ???everything is so diverse in order to bring change.???

Both candidates share a determination and desire to better Marquette, which they believe will make them an unstoppable duo as president and executive vice president. ???We won???t back down and we want to get things done,??? said Wu.

???We???re going to have to set other things aside,??? said Titulaer of the compromises she and Wu both made in order to run. Making the campaign the focus is a risk the two are willing to take in order to bring about change.

Organization is also a key component of the Wu-Titulaer dynamic. ???The fact that we???re so organized has made this so much easier,??? said Wu of the campaign thus far. Their organizational skills account for creating a Web site to promote their platform as well as t-shirts with the Wu-Titulaer campaign slogan that can be seen around campus.

THE PLATFORM

When discussing their platform, Titulaer continually stressed the openness of their campaign. The slogan ???Welcoming your ideas and achieving real solutions??? is geared towards the inclusion of all students.

Wu and Titulaer envision a MUSG that embraces diverse student programs, supports the student voice, and updates the website on a more consistent basis.

As leaders of MUSG, Wu and Titulaer plan to work with the administration in various projects. Titulaer???s concern for the environment has led her to make a goal of implementing automatic duplex printing for all campus printers and copiers. This would ensure that printers and copiers would print on both sides of the paper, which would decrease costs and paper waste.

Wu believes the fine arts are an important part of educating the ???whole person.??? Putting a fine arts requirement back into the curriculum, says Wu, will clear the way for a more diverse campus.

POST-ELECTION ROLES

As president and executive vice president, Wu and Titulaer would be asked to fill the roles of delegate, mediator, and even act as a link between university administration and the students. In their efforts to fulfill these roles, Titulaer said being open and flexible will be important in ???motivating people to be the change.???

Even if they are not elected, Wu eloquently said, ???We???re leaders coming into this. We???ll be leaders after.???

Titulaer says she would ???put more focus on service??? and retain her leadership roles in Alpha Chi Omega as well as Amnesty International.

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Calandriello and Kamm want to be part of your picture

Posted on 21 March 2006 by Allison Herre

Motivated by their mutual drive to get things accomplished, Dan Calandriello and Kristen Kamm, candidates for Marquette Student Government president and executive vice president, are excited for the opportunity to work with students and administrators in achieving Marquette’s goals.

GROUNDED IN EXPERIENCE

Both Calandriello and Kamm have put themselves in leadership positions early in their education careers. Calandriello served on student council for eight years in grade school and was a band officer in high school. Kamm was involved with dance planning committees and a student ambassador in high school.

During his time at Marquette, Calandriello has been a senator in MUSG since his freshman year. He served on the Student Allocation Committee and was chair of the Student Organization Committee. A student with connections, Calandriello used his resources to make one student???s Marquette experience more memorable by having him made Fan of the Game last year.

Throughout his tenure, Calandriello has answered what he termed the “random questions” on campus. He worked with other students to install direct deposit for student employees and has made Norris Park a pet project since his freshman year.

Kamm has been involved with programs she describes as open to all students. She headed the Snow Ball Committee both her sophomore and junior years. Kamm is also a newly appointed student commissioner for Senior Week and currently guides tour groups through campus. “Everything I say about Marquette is positive,” said Kamm of her touring.

IMPENDING TASK

Calandriello and Kamm chose to run together based on their mutual concern for Marquette students. “If I thought I couldn’t get motivated, I wouldn’t run,” said Calandriello.

Calandriello carries around a pocket-sized, black book, in which he writes thoughts about the campaign throughout the day. “My thoughts are always on the election,” said Calandriello as he pulled out the reputed notebook.

The biggest adjustment Kamm has made in the campaign thus far has been the increased notoriety and recognition she has been getting. She feels as if she is, “sacrificing some privacy by putting myself out there.” This adjustment has not been too overwhelming. “[This is] a huge undertaking, and I’m so excited,” said Kamm.

WORKING AS A PAIR

Calandriello and Kamm first met as Orientation Staff leaders their sophomore year. As a running mate, Calandriello calls Kamm his “light of joy.”

“We’re both dynamic and both have awesome work ethic,” said Kamm.
Both describe themselves as great goal setters and realistic at the same time. This is reflected in their shared drive to get the job done. As Calandriello said, “if you’re going to do a job, do it right.”

THE PLATFORM

One of the biggest problems in MUSG that both tickets have pin-pointed is what Calandriello termed, “the members’ only jacket.” This stems from the unresponsive opaque nature of MUSG in the past.

In order to change the elitist image of MUSG, Calandriello and Kamm plan to create a strengthened Student Advocate position in MUSG. The Student Advocate would keep track of student complaints and follow through addressing those complaints.

“I think I can represent the students the most,” said Calandriello of his decision to run for office. He said, “We have a ghost platform of issues,” which leaves them open to suggestions that will help them represent the students.

Calandriello and Kamm believe the biggest, immediate need of Marquette students is a student voice on the Board of Trustees. Ideally this voice would have a vote and implement change on behalf of the entire student body. In order to make this happen, Calandriello and Kamm promise to meet with each member of the Board before the end of the summer.

Other platform areas include utilizing unused space in the Alumni Memorial Union for student organizations, furthering the Varsity Theater project that is already in progress, and continuing development of the Norris Park project, which Calandriello has been actively pursuing since his freshman year.

POST-ELECTION ROLES

Both Calandriello and Kamm see this opportunity as their chance to make a difference for students and improving Marquette. Kamm explicitly said, “[We'll make] sure students who want to be involved get involved.”

After the election, if the results are not in their favor, Calandriello and Kamm will continue to get involved. Kamm said she will go for a chair role and stay with Orientation Staff. Calandriello simply said, “I haven’t thought in detail what my next step will be stuff that I love to do.”

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Game Preview- Marquette vs. Alabama

Posted on 14 March 2006 by Justin Phillips

In one of the more intriguing first-round matchups of the NCAA Tournament, #7 Marquette will face #10 Alabama in San Diego on Thursday afternoon. The Warriors received a challenging first-round assignment in the Crimson Tide, with the winner facing the winner of #2 UCLA and #15 Belmont on Saturday.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Posted on 12 March 2006 by Justin Phillips

Dancing days are here again for Marquette. This evening, MU found out they will be heading west, as the #7 seed in the Oakland regional. Up first for the Warriors is #10 Alabama, who they will play Thursday in San Diego.

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Ultimate sports interview: Pat Winters, club football starting right guard

Posted on 11 March 2006 by Justin Phillips

The Warrior recently sat down with Pat Winters, first year starting right guard of the Marquette club football team. The team will take on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers, its Milwaukee rivals, in the Brew City Classic October 14. Did any players on Marquette’s team not play in high school?
Most of the kids that play on the team played in high school and haven’t lost their love of the game. There are some first timers that are coming along very well.

How is playing at the club level?
We play more or less for fun, but we are still very serious. We want to win. The coach’s name is Mike “Red” Maloney, but players also do a lot of running the team.

What are practices like?
Practices are Wednesday through Friday and some on Saturday. A lot of it is individual work by position.

As a right guard, do you worry about holding or ever catch yourself holding?
There is holding on every play. You have to do anything to outsmart or out-maneuver your opponent. It’s a great sport where you can assault someone. There is combat on every play. It’s one-on-one so the best man wins.

What do you say to people who say “it’s just club football?”
It’s not “just club football.” We play against programs that have players on scholarships. This is serious football and we want to win.

What is your favorite thing to do before a game?
In high school I had a whole routine. Now I listen to a lot of Metallica and Eminem. Right before the game begins, I listen to Al Paccino’s Any Given Sunday speech.

If someone is interested in playing, but needs some encouragement, what do you say?
Come out for the team! We are always looking for new people. Every game we are out numbered. If you have played before that’s great, but players that are new to the game are also great.

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A look at the legends of the Golden Avalanche

Posted on 11 March 2006 by Peter Worth

When John F. McCormick S.J., spoke at a celebratory event at Marquette in 1929, he said “the football team is a rallying point for the sentiment that centers around any college.”This statement might evoke a pang of jealousy that we can’t rally around a Division 1 football team on Saturday afternoons. But that wasn’t the case for Marquette students in the late 1800s.

Marquette University’s football program was created in 1892, 11 years after the university’s founding in 1881. In the inaugural season, the team played only three games, losing to Milwaukee High School twice and defeating St. Ignatius College of Chicago in a 10-0 shutout.

But the early stages of the team were not as lackluster as most brand-new programs, as the team went 10-4 in the first four seasons. The team defeated other small programs at Concordia College and Carroll College.

In the first decade of the 20th century, however, the program really began to take flight. Between 1901 and 1903, Marquette’s record was 16-2-2, and in 1904 the rivalry in basketball that students cherish today between Marquette and the University of Wisconsin began on the gridiron, resulting in a 33-0 Badger victory.

In 1905, Marquette hired its first paid coach, John Ford, who went 2-3-1 that year, defeating Beloit College and Lake Forest while taking a 30-5 loss from Northwestern University.

As the program progressed, so did the quality of competition for Marquette. The team continued its match-up with the University of Wisconsin, but lost each of the first seven competitions, including an 85-0 massacre in 1915.

However, in 1909, Marquette performed well against the two all-time leaders in winning percentage in college football history: University of Michigan and University of Notre Dame. Michigan barely pulled out a 6-5 victory, while Marquette held Notre Dame to a scoreless draw under head coach William Juneau. In all, Marquette faced Notre Dame six times in the early 1900s, going 0-3-3 against the legendary program.

In perhaps the most successful season in its football history, Marquette went 7-1 in the 1936 regular season, earning them a bid to the first ever Cotton Bowl. That year the Golden Avalanche took down powerhouses of college football including a 33-7 victory over Mississippi, and 13-7 and 12-6 wins over Michigan State and Wisconsin. Despite the 16-6 loss to Texas Christian University in the Cotton Bowl, quarterback and captain Ray Buivid finished third in the Heisman trophy voting to Larry Kelley, a defensive end out of Yale. Buivid later played two seasons for the Chicago Bears.

Coach Frank Murray was also an integral member of that team, as well as a staple in Marquette’s sporting history.

With an all-time record of 90-32-6, Murray is the coach who brought in the most wins. He led the team to three undefeated seasons in 1922, 1923 and 1930, and was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993. Murray also displayed his wide array of coaching ability by leading the Marquette basketball team to a 94-73 record in his years as head coach in 1920 through 1929.

Marquette football has also had its fair share of great players as well, the most famous being George Andrie.

After playing three years at Marquette and not being able to participate in his senior year because of the cancellation of the program, Andrie was selected in the 6th round of the NFL draft by the Dallas Cowboys. The 6’ 6,” 250-pound DE instantly became a star with the team, joining with DT Bob Lilly to create the original Dallas Doomsday defense.

In his career, Andrie was a member of the Super Bowl VI champion Cowboys, and also played in the 1967 NFL Championship loss to the Green Bay Packers nicknamed the “Ice Bowl,” in which he recovered a fumble for a touchdown. In all, Andrie played in five Pro Bowls, earning four starts, and was Pro Bowl co-MVP in 1970 along with Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers.

Aside from Andrie, more than 70 Marquette football players played professionally, including numerous members of AFL and NFL Championship games.

Out of this number, four Marquette players have been inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Lavern Dilweg was a stifling defensive end for Marquette in the early 1920s, and at 6’ 3” was one of the most intimidating members of the team. In his playing days at Marquette, Dilweg was a two-time Walter Eckersall All-American, and later went on to win three NFL Championships with the Green Bay Packers along with fellow Marquette players Joseph “Red” Dunn and Howie “Whitey” Woodin. Dilweg also showed off his talents away from the playing field, as he earned a law degree from Marquette and was elected as a Democrat to the 78th Congress.

Marquette University’s football program racked up 36 winning seasons in its history, nine of which the team went undefeated. But Dec. 8, 1960, after only 10 wins in the previous six seasons and creating debt for the school, the program was cancelled by the school despite incredible student opposition. Although students may never see Division 1 football again at Marquette, the stories and legends that have passed through this campus can at least offer us a glimpse of what it was like.

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