Archive | March, 2011

Preview InPowerInPeace week: MU students to facilitate conversations on human dignity

Posted on 31 March 2011 by WarriorAdmin

Last fall, Natalie Campbell, a sophomore in the College of Education and resident assistant in Straz Tower, began thinking about the topic of empowerment. Now only a few months later, those initial thoughts have transformed into InPowerInPeace week.

From April 5 through 7, a group of students who teamed with Campbell will be holding events that focus on the many facets of empowerment. Events include a simple dinner and discussion, documentary screening about microfinance, and open chapel and prayer services in various residence halls. In addition, students and faculty can explore different ways to get involved and pledge their support at a staffed table outside of the Brew between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. All of these events are aimed at reflection on empowerment as a universal issue.

Aaron Owen, a junior in the College of Health Sciences, who has also had a large role in planning for InPowerInPeace week, said that traditionally the week focuses on different aspects like female empowerment and singled-out minorities. “There is a little bit broader focus, so it is accessible to everyone,” he said.

While the organizers have identified these different categories of empowerment, including economic, female and social empowerment, and intends to touch on some of them individually during the week, their hope is that ultimately, students will acknowledge the idea that everyone is connected to these struggles.

Campbell explained: “We really wanted to look at it as a human struggle. Even when it comes to female empowerment, is that really just female? Isn’t that gender relations?” She continued, “It’s the community.”

These realizations came gradually for her as well. The idea for InPowerInPeace week was not a sudden revelation, but rather an evolution of contemplation.

“It started out as being a concern about materialism and trying to break away from materialism, as it prohibits our individual growth,” Campbell said. “That kind of morphed into female empowerment because I kind of thought that was something that females struggled with more than males.”

After she began discussing the topic of empowerment with her friends, coworkers and freshman residents, many quickly jumped on board with their support. It is a theme that they believe will thrive at Marquette.

“I really think that the Marquette community is one that genuinely cares and is concerned about ways to improve the world around them and genuinely trying to find the best way to do that,” Campbell said.

The week’s events are not sponsored by one particular organization, although there are contributors who hold leadership positions on campus. It was an idea that was generated by a few individuals who have carried their mission into its final stages; an approach that they feel is appropriate for this type of endeavor.

If the week proves to be successful, Campbell and Owen both expressed wishes that similar events will take place in the future, continuing in the tradition of being unaffiliated with any organization. They themselves have been empowered by the process of planning the events, and can see it continuing.

“A lot of the people who are involved right now are underclassmen, so I think it’s pretty feasible that they would carry it,” said Owen.

In accordance with Marquette ideals, Campbell sees this as a way for students to embrace what it means to be men and women for others. She said that service is most effective when human dignity is respected on both sides, rather than one taking a paternalistic view on the other.

“It’s really more accurate to walk into it humbly and say they’re human as well, and if there is anything I can do to empower their journey, that’s great,” said Campbell.

For more information on InPowerInPeace and a list of events, students can go to www.inpowerinpeace.org.

by Amanda Stewart
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Identity Crisis: Viewpoints clash over domestic partner benefits

Posted on 30 March 2011 by WarriorAdmin

Marquette University announced benefits to the same-sex spouses of faculty and staff March 25, in the wake of controversy surrounding the aborted hiring of a lesbian dean and debate over the University’s stance on sexuality and inclusivity.

The benefits would go into effect at the beginning of the next calendar year, while details would be given to faculty and staff in October of this year. The policy requires the same-sex relationship to be a registered domestic partnership with the state of Wisconsin.

In the announcement, University President Robert Wild is quoted as saying he had difficulty reconciling the Jesuit principle of Cura Personalis, “Care for the Whole Person,” with the refusal of benefits to domestic partners, ultimately leading him to expand benefits after consulting with the incoming president and board of trustees.

William Kurz, however, a Marquette professor of theology, said that the policy change was contrary to Catholic doctrine.
“In our promotion of diversity and inclusion, we can confuse where a Catholic school teaches and stands for,” he said.

Kurz said that the Church, while it treats gays and lesbians with respect, does not support homosexuality—but that the new policy does.

“Respect first, tolerance yes, but not promotion,” Kurz said.

Stephen Engel, a professor of political science at Marquette, said that an “incongruity between the non-discrimination policy and benefits” partially motivated the Academic Senate to pass the resolution.

He contests that another concern is hiring and retaining faculty in light of discriminatory policies and that his own departure at the end of the current semester, announced before the policy change, was for that reason. Engel said the University withdrawing an offer of deanship to a lesbian candidate, Jodi O’Brien, drew attention to the issue last spring.

“The decision to break contract with Jodi O’Brien highlighted that concern,” he explained.

Similarly, Matt Blessing, member of the Faculty Welfare Committee of the Academic Senate, said concerns about recruitment were brought up by “at least two” departmental chairs. Lisa Hanson, the faculty member leading the meeting, declined to name them.

Kurz, however, said the potential hires most likely to reject Marquette over a lack of partner benefits would “be ideologically opposed to Catholic teaching” and could undermine the university’s religious mission.

“What does it mean to be a Catholic school, if we can’t be Catholic?” he asked.

However, Engel said that many universities similar to Marquette – urban, Midwestern Jesuit schools – have some form of recognition for same-sex partners. Often that’s in the form of benefits Legally Domiciled Adults, which includes dependent adults along with same-sex couples, he said.

“It does seem that the institutions that Marquette likes to compare itself with, the majority have an LDA [Legally Domiciled Adults] policy,” Engel said.

The resolution cites eight Catholic schools that have some form of benefits for domestic partners, including Loyola University and DePaul University in Chicago.

Engel said LDA policies among the schools vary, as some provide benefits equal to opposite-sex couples and others providing fewer. The University’s statement doesn’t mention expanding benefits to other classes of Legally Domiciled Adults.

Hanson, professor of nursing at Marquette and chair of the subcommittee on equity, said the resolution was popular in the academic senate. The resolution passed unanimously, except for three abstentions.

“There seemed like there was great support for the concept,” she said.

Hanson said that even though the subcommittee’s emphasis is on faculty concerns, she anticipated it would benefit the campus as a whole.

“I really hope that this says something to the student body that’s very positive, about creating a more inclusive environment.”

Allison Kruschke, the senator who sponsored the MUSG resolution, agreed, saying that it was intended as a “step forward” after the controversy surrounding the retracted O’Brien deanship offer and a part of student government’s larger mission of helping students feel a part of Marquette.

“Inclusivity is a really high priority for MUSG,” she said.

by Alec Brooks
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Marquette vs Xavier

Posted on 18 March 2011 by Roberto Ruiz

Xavier is a formidable foe; Marquette has been facing elite teams all year, and this game will be no different. Jimmy Butler and Darius Johnson-Odom have got to be on top of their games to beat Tu Holloway and the Musketeers. Holloway has been the driving force of Xavier, averaging over 20 points and 5 assists per game, while being the veteran influence on the court. The big difference between these two teams is that Marquette has beaten quality opponents on several occasions this year, while Xavier lacks a big time win.

Five Keys:

1. Jimmy Butler over 2.5 steals

This is my biggest key, although it seems kind of inconsequential. Butler has to create turnovers by utilizing his long arms and quickness. Marquette can not win this game by running around Xavier, they must instead outsmart them. Butler has to play well on the offensive side as well, but Marquette’s defense will be key and Butler is the main thief on defense.

2. Quality Defense

This seems like a given, but this is twice as important against a team like Xavier. The Musketeers have shot 46.3% this season, and if they shoot anywhere near that then this game will be over quickly. Marquette has to overwhelm them with their quickness, and never allow an open shot. Having a hand in the shooters face will be key.

3. Offensive Rebounds

Kenny Frease, Xavier’s center, is a 7-foot, 269 pound behemoth, and he will be crashing the boards all night. Team rebounding will be essential to combating with Frease’s size, since Chris Otule only plays about 20 minutes a game and is not nearly as muscular. Keep in mind, though, that defensive positioning and boxing out will beat size and strength to every rebound, so if Marquette is playing disciplined basketball then they should be fine.

4. Buzz Williams’ Coaching

I like Buzz as much as the next guy, but his coaching style has hardly worked in big games. It is easy to pick apart, especially by a veteran team. Marquette may be one of the best conditioned teams in the tournament, and this would be the perfect time to use that as an advantage. Go ten-deep in the rotation, and keep a full-court press going for most of the game. This will allow Marquette’s point guards to flourish, and may even bring Marquette to infinity, and beyond.

5. Run, Run, Run

Anybody who watches Marquette knows that the half-court offense is not their specialty, so Marquette has to push the tempo as much as possible. Vander Blue and Junior Cadougan can run the Musketeers into the ground, so why not let them.

I am going to be honest here, Marquette doesn’t stand much of a chance. Xavier has made it to the sweet sixteen each of the last three years, including one trip to the elite eight. Xavier has the been there done that swagger, and that is necessary for this tournament; the shell shocked teams never make it far. This could be Marquette’s last stand, but I hope it’s not. If it is though, I hope they go down swinging.

Predicted score: Xavier 75 Marquette 69.

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2011 Men’s NCAA Tournament: Everything You Need to Know

Posted on 15 March 2011 by Roberto Ruiz

The NCAA tournament is finally upon us, and here is everything that you need to know while filling out your brackets:

Five Players to Watch:

(tournament seeds in parenthesis)

(3) Brigham Young University: G Jimmer Fredette

Jimmer has been a spark-plug for this BYU squad, and even with the loss of Brandon Davies, BYU is expected to make a deep run in the tournament. If this is to happen, Fredette has to continue his scoring binge (28.5 ppg this season, 35.4 over the last five games).

(1) Duke University: G Nolan Smith

Smith has been the heart and soul for this Duke team, leading the team in both points and assists per game (21.3 ppg, 5.2 apg). His defense has improved over the years, but he is still smaller than a lot of guards. His shooting percentage has improved every year that he has started in college, topping out at 46.1% this year.

(1) Ohio State University: F Jared Sullinger

In his first year in college, Sullinger has dominated the NCAA field with his brute strength and athleticism. Though his defensive game needs a bit of work, he can mask that by pushing his opponent around the paint. Sullinger averaged 17.2 points and 10.1 rebounds per game this year, but look for those numbers to jump in the tournament.

(3) University of Connecticut: G Kemba Walker

Walker has been quite the offensive stalwart this year, averaging 23.5 ppg this year while hitting several game-winning shots and clutch three-pointers along the way. Walker has gotten stronger as the season has gone on, so don’t look for him to quiet down in the tournament.

(1) Kansas University: F Markieff Morris and F Marcus Morris

The Morris brothers have been in complete control of the paint this season, averaging a combined 30.9 ppg and 15.4 rpg this season. Together they also average 1.8 blocks per game, even though many teams refuse to send their players into the paint against Kansas. Guards win games in the tournament, but I have not forgotten how the Lopez brothers guided Stanford into the sweet sixteen in 2008 by simply dominating the paint against smaller teams.

Four Upsets to watch for:

(5) Vanderbilt vs. (12) Richmond

Every year there are several big upsets in the first round, and this match-up is a juicy one. Richmond has been strong in the last few tournaments, and has shown the ability to out shoot the opponent on any given night. Vanderbilt is limping into the tournament, with three losses of their last five games. Look for another 12 seed upset in round one.

(1) Pittsburgh vs (9) Old Dominion

I am simply riding the hot hand with this pick. Old Dominion has won nine games in a row, while Pittsburgh has lost three of their last six. While Old Dominion has not beaten very many quality opponents this year, I just have a feeling.

(2) Florida vs (10) Michigan State

Michigan State has been underachieving all year, but they have the players to make a short run in the tournament this year. Florida, meanwhile, is quite possibly the worst two seed in years. This adds up to an upset special.

(2) South Dakota State University vs. (10) Penn State University

SDSU has had a strong season, but they are still seeded far too high given their strength of schedule. Penn State, though many believe Penn State should not even be in the tournament, has beaten several ranked teams recently and is coming out of a much harder conference in the Big-Ten.

My Final Four:

(1) Ohio State University:

OSU is the top seeded team in the tournament, and I can’t see them disappointing despite their tough region. OSU has the youth necessary to compete in the tournament, as well as veteran leadership, and a top head coach in Thad Matta.

(4) University of Texas:

UT was once ranked number one in the country, but has since fallen from that perch. UT still has the players necessary to make a run in the tournament, and I believe that they can come out of the weak West region.

(1) Kansas University:

As mentioned earlier, they have the size necessary to control any smaller team. They also have quick guards that can slash into the lanes at any point in the game, so this inside-outside combo makes me confident that they can run through their region with fairly little opposition.

(3) BYU:

This is a dark-horse pick. If Davies were still playing, this would be a common pick, but with Davies out BYU has fallen off the grid. I still believe that Fredette can lead this team to any platform, even without a serious inside presence.

Champion:

Ohio State University over Kansas University 69-63.

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Marquette Action Program

Posted on 01 March 2011 by WarriorAdmin

M.A.P.The first half of the semester has come and will soon be gone with the arrival of spring break.

For some, that means a week of much-needed R&R, but for those involved in the Marquette Action Program, that means final preparations for the annual service trips that will send small groups of students to 18 locations across the U.S. with the mission of sharing Marquette’s Jesuit identity and growing as members of a larger community.

The M.A.P. was started over 30 years ago through Campus Ministry and has since provided students with the “opportunity to live and learn from people of different backgrounds,” their website stated. Many of this spring’s sites are revisited year after year, but 2011 also brought the addition of four new locations: Alamosa, Colo., Ewing, Va., Milboro, Va., and an additional site in Baltimore.

Each location has a particular agenda, from state park cleanup to working with local soup kitchens or Habitat for Humanity chapters. Despite differences in the nature of service that students participate in, each group designates time for reflection on their work and faith-based discussion.

M.A.P. trips enable participants to be “exposed to different social, cultural and economic situations in our society, grow in awareness of justice issues, learn how service organizations work to make a difference, meet and interact with new people, and have time to reflect upon how the experience relates to you personally and your faith,” according to the program website.

Interested students must apply for the program by mid-January, usually shortly after the beginning of the spring semester. The application consists of basic information, a few short questions that assess potential participants’ interest in the program and expectations for the trip. A list of accepted students and their site assignments are announced just over a week later, and from that point groups prepare for the week-long journey ahead of them. In the months leading up to departure, participants attend introductory and orientation sessions, along with a one-on-one meeting with their student facilitator.

At a cost of $215 for the entire week, M.A.P. is not only an option that allows participants to embrace the university’s mission, but also one that can be worked in to an undergraduate budget without much difficulty.

For those interested in exploring issues of social justice on a more global scale, Campus Ministry also coordinates a service trip to Belize over the winter holiday. The International Marquette Action Program (I.M.A.P.) adds the element of cultural immersion to the goal of exploring social justice and solidarity. The international program is more costly, but planning and preparation also begin much further in advance, giving students time for individual fundraising.

While plans for spring break 2011 are likely solidified, students can consider taking part in the M.A.P. program in the future as soon as next fall, when informational meetings are held. For many past participants, it was an experience that they are glad they took advantage of.

“My mom encouraged me to look into it because the chance to work with a program like this is rare, and not something I’ll be able to do after college,” said Elizabeth Buchner, a sophomore who went to New Orleans with M.A.P. last spring. “It goes beyond a weekend trip. You really see the progress you make at the sites you work and engage with the other members in your group to reflect on the difference you are making.”

by Amanda Stewart
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Prion: Episode 2

Posted on 01 March 2011 by WarriorAdmin

Derrick jumped to his feet and scanned the horizon, eagerly watching for movement. The noise of the helicopter, echoing across the flat landscape, seemed to come from nowhere in particular, but its intensity continued to increase steadily. After a moment, the lone aircraft came into view over a small patch of forest, two or three miles southwest of the town.

Rummaging hastily in his munitions satchel, Derrick produced a flare gun and a couple of cartridges. He glanced over his shoulder as he loaded the pistol. The helicopter was less than two miles distant now, and it was still heading right for Ashby. He couldn’t make out much detail, but it appeared that the aircraft was standard commercial fare, judging by its small size and inconspicuous paint job. Raising the flare gun, he prepared to announce his presence.

Even as he did so, the approaching aircraft veered to the left and plunged downwards. Regaining stability for a moment, it repeated the alarming maneuver and then entered into a tailspin. Astonished, Derrick watched as the helicopter whirled out of sight behind a wooded ridge. Seconds later, he heard the sound of the impact.

“Holy shit!” he exclaimed. “That’ll bring ‘em swarmin’ for sure.”

If there were any survivors out there, Derrick knew it wouldn’t be long before they were in serious danger. Grabbing his flashlight and shotgun, he opened the hatch and made his way back down into the dark room at the base of the water tower. All was quiet there, and the door was still shut fast.

As soon as he emerged from the tower, Derrick scurried to the truck and removed the suppressed rifle from his gun rack. He looked about cautiously as he cycled a .338 round into the chamber – there was no movement as of yet. Although he couldn’t see the helicopter, a distant column of black smoke left no doubt as to its location, and he struck out immediately in that direction. Crossing the road, he passed through the school’s weed-infested baseball field and out into the desolate farm country.

After about a half an hour, he approached the stand of trees beyond which he knew the helicopter must lie. The ground rose abruptly here, forming a little, wooded island in the midst of the surrounding grasslands. As he proceeded up the hill, the air became increasingly laden with smoke and the oppressive smell of burning fuel. Spluttering a bit, he reached the summit and looked down through the haze.

Twenty or thirty yards below him sat the mangled fuselage. When it crashed, the small aircraft had crumpled against the rocky hillside like an aluminum can, exploding into flames. Even now, the blaze continued unabated, fueled by an abundance of leftover propellant – it was not likely that anybody had survived the crash.

Derrick ventured out from the woods and examined the wreckage. As he picked his way between patches of fire and helicopter fragments, he observed a darkened mass to his left, near the central conflagration – with a shudder he realized that it was a human torso. The remains had been transformed hideously by the intense heat. The flesh was blackened and emaciated, and the eyeless face looked like a strange, leathery mask. The right arm of the corpse had been wrenched off and lay at some distance from its body.

A thorough search of the debris yielded no further discoveries, and Derrick concluded that the dead man had come alone. He felt disappointed. It had been half a year at least since he had last talked to anyone, and he would have welcomed a little friendly banter. He sighed and looked skyward. The sun was floating high in a sea of azure, and it reminded him that it was nearly midday. He still needed to get supplies, but he didn’t feel like dallying in Ashby another night in order to do so. Shouldering his rifle, he started back up the slope.

All of a sudden, he checked his pace. What was that? Retracing a couple steps, he peered among the rocks and tall grasses off to his right. There was something white on the ground over there, maybe five yards distant, but he couldn’t get a clear view of what it was. Grabbing hold of his rifle, he advanced warily towards the spot.

He came upon the body of a young woman lying in the grass. Her eyes were closed and her upturned face looked deathly pale. She was dressed in a white tank top and well-worn jeans, both of which bore bloodstains from a number of superficial cuts and abrasions. Her long auburn hair was matted with blood from an ugly gash along the scalp. Crouching beside the woman, Derrick pressed his fingertips to her neck. Her skin was cold to the touch but, to his surprise, he perceived a faint pulse. He removed his outer jacket and wrapped her in it against the chill autumn wind.

***

“Hey lady, can you hear me?” asked a strange voice. “My name’s Derrick. Don’t worry, I’m gonna help you.”

“Au…drey,” whispered Audrey faintly.

She tried opening her eyes, but it felt like there were enormous weights attached to the lids and she quickly gave up.

“Glad to know you,” continued Derrick’s voice.

“Wh. . . wh. . . where?” stammered Audrey weakly.

“Nowhere safe, that’s for sure,” said Derrick’s voice, “in a field outside of Ashby, Minnesota. Don’t worry though, everything’s gonna be just fine. Now just take it easy and I’m gonna carry you.”

***

Derrick was apprehensive as he bore Audrey towards town. He was trying hard not to jar the injured woman, yet at the same time speed was imperative. Bloodied as she was, it would be nearly impossible for them to avoid detection by a keen predator, so the sooner they got inside the water tower, the better. He looked up. Ashby was extremely close. Suddenly, an eerie cry rang out across the bleak landscape.

“They’re finally on the hunt,” said Derrick.

…TO BE CONTINUED…

by Mike Goetz
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Here’s a Tip

Posted on 01 March 2011 by Anna Ceragioli

Anna CeragioliI first found out one of the prevailing reputations of Marquette students by accident. It happened a couple of months ago. I went into work and saw one of my coworker, a local bartender, looking extraordinarily tired. I asked if he was sick.

“Yea,” he said, “sick of Marquette students and their shitty tips.”

He tried to apologize when I admitted that I am a Marquette student, but I made him keep talking.

“Okay, then, I’ll be honest,” he said. “At least half of the bartenders in Milwaukee groan when they see a swarm of yellow shirts pounding through the door.”

I’ve asked every Milwaukee bartender I know about this (working in a bar myself, this is not a trivial number) and the opinion is resounding. Literally every bartender and bar owner I’ve met has agreed that Marquette students are not only bad tippers, but the worst tippers in Milwaukee.

The next question I had is whether this is characteristic of college students. What about the MATC, MIAD and UWM students? Does this stereotype apply to them, too?

The answer is, again, a resounding no. The reputation of Milwaukee’s worst tippers belongs exclusively to Marquette students.

“It’s like this,” a bartender and UWM alumni told me. “When I was a student, I’d see that I have $20 in my pocket and think, ‘Okay, including tips, that’s about $15 to spend on drinks.’ So I’d go out with that perception. But my Marquette friends would see the same $20 and think, ‘That’s $20 for beer – okay, let’s roll.’ It was all about perception then; same as today.”

Bartenders know as well as anyone else that we are, to use a cliché, broke college students. There’s no expectation of us strolling into a bar, laying down a ten dollar bill for a beer and saying, “Keep the change, old chap!” In fact, a great number of bartenders are recent or current students who share our understandings of money.

But this empathy does not lessen expectations of courtesy. Your bartenders aren’t mixing you rum and Cokes because the best thing they have to do on a Saturday night is serve drinks to others. They are doing their jobs, and they don’t get paid extra for working on weekends or later hours, because that’s their demand. The major source of revenue is tips. And even then, the best tipped bartender usually doesn’t keep all of the tips earned, but splits them with the other bartenders working with them.

Tipping is more than a social norm: it’s an act of respect. And when that respect is ignored – if a tip is forgotten or one hands over a $20 for a $19.08 bar tab and tinkles the change into the tip jar – then the reaction of the bartender is one of understandable frustration.

Even if the bartender just uncaps a bottle of beer for you, this is enough to earn them a $1 tip. Just as you would in a restaurant, the typical tip given to a bartender is 15%. If you don’t have a tip calculator on your phone, think about $1 per drink.

Remember the T-shirt sales when we won Playboy’s Best Catholic Party School award? We clearly care about our Marquette reputation, whatever it may be. So really – the worst tippers in all of Milwaukee? We’re better than that. We love our local bartenders, so let’s show them that love. Believe me when I say that they’ll love you back.

by Anna Ceragioli
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Make your body happy, eat healthy

Posted on 01 March 2011 by Melanie Pawlyszyn

fruitA conversation with Amy Melichar, the coordinator of Marquette University’s Center for Health Education and Promotion, led to one conclusion: it is possible to eat healthy with your meal plans.

All dining halls always have unhealthy choices like pizza and fried food, but they do offer healthier choices, Melichar said.

“Students get caught in, ‘You can’t eat well in dining halls,’” she said. “Options are there. You have to look for them. You have to choose wisely.”

According to Melichar, there is no universal standard for correct food portions. That depends on an individual’s metabolism, or ­rate the body creates energy. There is, however, a simple way to eat purposeful, balanced meals in portions of moderation.

This means that you should be eating an even balance of carbohydrates, lean proteins, vitamins and minerals each day. Melichar said that many students deprive themselves of these essential foods and instead indulge on soda, candy bars, fast food and caffeinated beverages like coffee and energy drinks, along with caffeine pills like No Doz.

One espresso or energy drink has three or four times the amount of caffeine needed in a day, she said.

Many students consume mass amounts of caffeine to stay awake all night in order to study for tests and complete last-minute papers. This unnatural stimulus is counterproductive to the body’s natural functions that systematically shut off the brain after a certain point, Melichar said.

Instead of shocking the body with mass energy stimuli that inevitably lead to a crash, or drop in blood sugar, she suggested carrying around healthy snacks wherever you go. These can include whole-wheat crackers, granola, nuts, peanut butter, apple slices or carrot sticks.

Melichar said one of the worst decisions students make is skipping breakfast, the most important meal of the day. It wakes up the body and brain and allows your intellectual juices to flow.

Even after eating breakfast, remember to carry around healthy snacks to your classes in case you need a pick-me-up. Not to say that you cannot eat junk food or that indulging in chocolate or a Starbucks frappuccino every once in a while will drive you off course.

Melichar said: “No food is bad. It’s just making those good choices.” Eating balanced portions of different food groups, whether they are organic or deep-fried, is OK.

Need more tips? Go to the Center for Healthy Education and Promotion (www.marquette.edu/healthed) located in suite 130 of the 707 Building or call Student Health Service at (414) 288-7184 to make an appointment with a dietician.

Snacking Essentials for the Dorm Room *Source of Protein
string cheese*
crackers
cereal
marinated Brussels sprouts
trail mix*
pudding cups
peanuts*
raisins
carrots
tortilla chips
salsa
go-gurt*
granola bars
apples
oranges
soup
bean dip*
cookies
fruit cups
applesauce

by Melanie Pawlyszyn
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