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October 6 . 2006
Just how far does $50,000
toward bringing national acts to
Hootie and the Blowfish may
or may not be the selection of
the majority at Wabash College.
Saturday night’s concert will be
a statement made about who
really wanted that band. There
has been talk among all those
involved that Hootie is not what
the campus wants. Considering
the options, there is not much
else out there at that price.
“I’m not sure who they would
want,” assistant football coach
and advisor to the Senior Coun-
cil Activities Committee
(SCAC) Steve House said.
“Someone might suggest Jimmy
Buffett, but he’ll only come for
$165,000. Someone asks for the
Black Eyed Peas, but they cost
Prices of most semi-popular
artists can be as outrageous as
that or even higher. The only
possible way of using that much
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SCAC Struggles to Pick National Acts
Chapel Sing
LEFT:All Chapel Sing participants sing “Old Wabash” one last time before the winner is
announced. RIGHT:A Sphinx Club member grills a Sigma Chi pledge during Chapel Sing.
Lambda Chi Alpha won this years Chapel Sing competition kicking off the weekend of
Homecoming traditions and celebrations.
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money, however, would be the
consolidation of funds into one
big spring National Act.
The problem, according to
SCAC co-chair Chris McNi-
cholas ’07, is not with deciding
on whom to bring, but rather
timing. Most artists that come to
Wabash are already in the area,
on tour, so the College does not
have to pay extra for travel
expenses, which it could proba-
bly not afford. Bands’ schedules
are set up long before planning
begins for National Acts, so the
Senior Council Activities Com-
mittee has to work with who is
Some students complain that
they have no input in the selec-
tion process. The problem has
been addressed in the past by
Blackboard votes.
“We had the Blackboard vote,
and that brought rap and hip-hop
to the front,” House said. “So,
we brought Twista and the
Roots. Both concerts were poor-
ly attended.”
The budget is used each
semester to bring the best, most
affordable National Act. Unfor-
tunately, the pricing of stages
and lighting has gone up in
recent years.
“We pay about $12,000 for a
stage and lighting now versus
the $2,400 we spent in 2000,”
House said.
The selection is based pre-
cisely on the $63,000 budget.
This only allows for a small
amount of leeway for the SCAC
in selecting the National Act.
“We bend over backwards for
the National Act,” House said.
“The complaints should be
addressed, but what we’ve tried
hasn’t worked.”
Previous Wabash National
Acts have used the entirety of
the budget, such as last semes-
ters two shows (Pat Green and
O.A.R.), the Roots, Twista, and
Chevelle. None of those con-
certs were well attended. On the
other hand, Ben Folds was a
sell-out and used the entire
McNicholas pointed out that
since the Senate does not have
nearly as much money as some
of the other concert promoters
around, the SCAC tries to keep
ticket prices low. In some cases,
not all the money needs to be
spent for National Acts, which
seems a better solution to the
“In 2000, we brought Outkast
for $30,000,” House said.
“Lewis Black was $29,000, and
I thought he was worth it. We
could get Bill Cosby for two
shows for $50,000 but they did-
n’t like that idea.”
The options are out there for
all sorts of National Acts. The
timing simply needs to work and
students need to realize the
tremendous amount of work
necessary to make the concert
work. Everything has to be
planned and prepared long in
advance and that takes a lot of
time and money. The idea is to
provide a good social weekend
for students and all other coming
to campus.
Expectations are high for
Hootie and the Blowfish. Need-
less to say, the outcome of atten-
dance at the concert will be a big
“I told you so” for whichever
side is right.
Only preliminary planning
has begun for the next National
Act. House and McNicholas
hope to get this weekend out of
the way before thinking about
another one.
College Celebrates Homecoming Traditions
As the reverberation of “Dear
Old Wabash” has filled the cam-
pus, Homecoming week has
finally been observed at
As Ross Dillard, Secretary-
Treasurer of the Sphinx Club,
said, “Homecoming has been a
big part of our traditions and has
changed over time. What you
see today, though, mirrors in
many ways the same feeling and
purpose as Homecoming com-
petitions over 100 years ago.”
On Tuesday, college archivist
Beth Swift presented “Wabash
History 101,” a brief presenta-
tion about some of the figures
and traditions in Wabash history.
They included Byron K. Trippet,
the class fights, and Wabash’s
architecture a hundred years
As usual, the Sphinx Club has
taken the responsibility to add
another chapter to the Home-
coming week tradition. Home-
coming activities will picked up
their momentum on Thursday
morning with Chapel Sing at
11:10 am at the Chapel.
There will be a chant compe-
tition between the pledge classes
and independent teams around a
bonfire on Friday at 9 p.m. The
chant competition has developed
relatively recently as a newer
component of Homecoming. It
replaced a much older tradition
of all freshmen parading around
a large bonfire in their pajamas
the night before Homecoming.
The event would conclude with
a parade around the city of
On Saturday morning, the
Sphinx Club Rhynies will start
grilling at the football game at
about 10 a.m. Wabash men are
expected to tailgate and walk
around the houses to see the
floats that will be done by then.
Saturday’s events will also fea-
ture judging of the living unit
floats during the day. There will
also be judging of the banners
and queens during halftime of
the football game.
Dillard said, “the homecom-
ing queen tradition is about as
old as Wabash itself, dating back
to the Glee Club’s honorary
queen in the early 1900s. The
tradition changed forms over the
years, featuring real women
from other colleges in the late
50s, early 60s, and returning to
the male queen model in the late
60s and forward. The banner
competition has been a part of
homecoming for at least the last
15 to 20 years.”
The Sphinx Club also
revealed that the float judging
has been going on since the
1920’s, when fraternities would
have their “decorations” out for
Homecoming. For a time, the
Student Council judged the
floats, then it was taken over by
the Sphinx Club in the early
30’s. Today, the Sphinx Club
elects a panel of faculty judges
to decide whose float is the best.
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Hootie & the Blowfish will play Chadwick Court Saturday night. An
opening act begins at 8, and Hootie takes the stage at 9.
“We bend over backwards for the National Act.
The complaints should be addressed, but what
we’ve tried hasn’t worked.”
Steve House, Student Activities Coordinator
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October 6, 2006
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out after hearing his Classics
major roommate talk about the
Classics department’s honor
society, Eta Sigma Phi. Cooper
decided that the English depart-
ment needed a forum for dis-
cussion and outreach. He and
other English majors
approached Professor Warren
Rosenberg, chairman of the
English department, in the
spring to sponsor a chapter of
the international English honors
society, Sigma Tau Delta, at
Rosenberg, who accepted the
role of sponsor, gives credit to
the students saying, “It is a stu-
dent run group.” Students such
as Cooper have big plans for
the encouragement of English
literature on campus and in the
community. The society hopes
to begin a book club for all stu-
dents to “promote greater inter-
est not just in reading literature,
but in thoughtful analysis and
discussion,” said Cooper. Cur-
rently happening is a tutoring
program with local high
schools in which one member
of the organization goes for two
periods to give students indi-
vidualized attention for their
English studies. The high
school students will receive
quality help because only
strong English scholars are in
Sigma Tau Delta.
The requirement for mem-
bership in a chapter can vary,
but for now the chapter here
will follow the basic interna-
tional guidelines. One must be
an English major or minor,
have taken two English cours-
es, have a 3.0 GPA in English,
rank in the top 35% of one’s
class, and complete 3 semes-
ters. This deterred few as
Rosenberg noted “It’s exciting
that a group of students this
large was interested.” Sigma
Tau Delta inducted ten students
for its inaugural year. There are
usually less than twenty Eng-
lish majors per class.
Benefits for society mem-
bers are numerous and beyond
the average mundane resume
booster. There are annual
national conventions and
chances to hear world-
renowned authors speak, not to
mention the scholarship money
awarded to members. Rosen-
berg hopes the excitement of
current members possess will
be “handed on to help build the
next generation.”
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PAGE 4 opinion
October 6, 2006
The voice of Wabash since 1908
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The B
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Adam Hawkins
Royce Gregerson OPINION EDITOR
Aaron Parrish
Kissinger’s Cut-and-Run
There are nights, under the
harvest moon, where a Christian
soul will not venture out of the
cozy security of their home. The
warmth of the hearth seems far
more appealing than the
windswept wasteland of the out-
side world, with blue-suited
highwaymen of sorts lurking in
the deeps of the night to waylay
any poor fool who crosses their
mustachioed glare.
That’s right, campers, it’s
election season. Despite Mark
Foley’s follies with those (appar-
ently) ever-so-irresistible juve-
nescent political wonks, the
major issue of this election will
likely be terrorism. I was sad,
too: moral hypocrisy is more
fun. I suppose I could stick to
less than two hundred words and
say that anyone who equates
anti-imperialism with pro-terror-
ism is either willfully dense or
worse than a fool. However, the
Patrick Smith you’ve come to
know would never do that.
So, your humble-enough
author decided to spend some
time with that great neo-conser-
vative, Henry Kissinger. Not
really. I assume that the august
Dr. Kissinger is far too busy
being Cardinal Richelieu to
Bush’s Dauphin, or is it Robe-
spierre to the National Assem-
bly, to spend much time with one
such as myself. In any event, in
his quest (like McNamara before
him) to gain some measure of
historical absolution, I doubt
that the good professor would
mind my interpretation.
I doubt he’s read much Son-
tag, if that’s the case.
You see, dear reader, on Sep-
tember 10, 1969, Dr. Kissinger
sent a memorandum to then-
President Richard Nixon detail-
ing his prospects for the Vietnam
conflict. The National Security
Council saw fit, nearly thirty
years after Saigon fell, to declas-
sify this document in 2002. The
online magazine, Slate, pub-
lished this damning document as
part of its “Hot Document”
series. In any event, never let it
be said that Alaskan glaciers
don’t move faster than the
“national security state.” Since,
for various reasons, Iraq is my
generation’s Vietnam, I thought
it apt to give you a sampling of
the memo.
With my commentary, of
course; after all, it is my article.
Kissinger began with an
alarmingly frank assessment of
U.S. strategy in the conflict,
“While time acts against both us
“This pattern of action
seems clearly to indi-
cate a low-cost strate-
gy aimed at producing
a psychological, rather
than military, defeat
for the U.S.”
Henry Kissinger, 1969
Council Representation
The Bachelor has received
some criticism recently to the
effect that it is out-of-touch with
student life. Most of the criti-
cism shows a fundamental lack
of understanding about both
what is “newsworthy” and how
a newspaper is assembled. Of
course, the attacks also reference
“dynasties,” (long-term editors)
the very phenomenon towards
which they are directed, as
examples of an “in-touch” publi-
Too often, groups on campus
assume everyone else is fully
aware of their events and initia-
tives. That, simply, is not the
case. Furthermore, the prolifera-
tion of all-campus e-mails
makes it difficult for anyone
(including reporters and editors)
to decide what is important and
of broad-based interest.
This isn’t just a problem for
the Bachelor. There are many
meaningful, valuable, and fun
events on campus that do not
receive the publicity they
deserve. If the campus intends to
live up to the ideals of conversa-
tion set out at the beginning of
the term by President White and
Dean Phillips, then there needs
to be openness about both issues
and activities.
The Bachelor does not have a
seat on the Senior Council,
which was (ostensibly) created
to foster cooperation and discus-
sion between major groups on
campus. Alpha Phi Omega, for
example, does have a seat.
That’s not to say that the Bache-
lor deserves a seat, but it is to
suggest that the Council and
Student Senate should consider
such an addition.
However, it is our opinion
that the campus needs to include
the Bachelor at a more funda-
mental level than the one cur-
rently assigned to it.
To say the Bachelor is “out of
touch” without possible solu-
tions or volunteers at our door is
counterproductive. So, as an
attempt to enter “the know” the
Bachelor asks for a seat on the
Senior Council.
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being out-of-touch.
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and our enemy, it runs more
quickly against our strategy than
against theirs.” Clearly, the aca-
demic foreign policy experts
knew as early as 1969 that an
insurgent campaign doesn’t con-
cern itself with time. It is diffi-
cult to defeat an enemy that does
not answer to a legislature or an
More to the point, he recog-
nized that a guerrilla or insur-
gent campaign was a relatively
cheap way of achieving long-
term strategic victories. In fact,
referring to “‘high point’ flurries
activity,” he remarked, “This
pattern of action seems clearly
to indicate a low-cost strategy
aimed at producing a psycholog-
ical, rather than military, defeat
for the U.S.” So it goes. Terror-
ists could not defeat the United
States in a pitched battle, but
they could break the will of the
American people to continue
fighting a non-linear conflict.
The Nixon strategy of Viet-
namization, making a comeback
with Bush’s star chamber, also
met with Kissingers realistic
criticism. He noted, “I do not
believe that ‘Vietnamization’
can significantly reduce the
pressures for an end to the war,
and may, in fact, increase them
after a certain point.” Anyone
who can put aside his role as a
partisan hack for a moment can
see this is trivially obvious. If
the people of Iraq (or Vietnam
or, eventually, I suspect, Iran)
are being given more responsi-
bility, then the logical thing to
do is to withdraw.
Speaking of withdrawal, a
major issue thanks to one of the
last patriots in Congress, Rep.
John Murtha, Kissinger address-
es graduated “redeployment.”
Even a right-wing ideologue like
Kissinger recognized, “With-
drawal of U.S. troops will
become like salted peanuts to
the American public: The more
U.S. troops come home, the
more will be demanded.” The
American people are, if nothing
else, eminently sensible. Call it
Yankee economy. The Bush
administration will, if it cares
about keeping its lapdog Con-
gress firmly on the cushion,
begin limited withdrawals.
However, it doesn’t make much
sense to bring a few regiments
(or even a whole division) home
and leave the rest to find out
whom God really loved more.
Kissinger also saw problems
with the then-government of
South Vietnam under President
Thieu: “Thieu’s failure to
‘broaden’ his government is dis-
turbing […] because these
politicians clearly do not believe
that that Thieu and his govern-
ment represent much hope for
future power.” The Iraqi govern-
ment, by no means a broad-
based coalition, represents a
similar problem. The groups
most-needed in the various
councils, committees, and
assemblies will not join, as they
do not see the new republic last-
ing very long.
There, in alarming clarity, are
all the problems confronting the
United States in Iraq: non-tradi-
tional warfare, a nation increas-
ingly opposed to the war, and a
puppet regime whose strings are
ever closer to being snipped.
Kissingers conclusion was, in
essence, that the policy of “stay
the course” was untenable. Such
a direction requires real, con-
crete progress. Vietnam was not
producing such results for
Nixon, and Iraq is not producing
such results for Bush.
The Vietnam conflict dragged
on for six years after Kissingers
memo, finally ending with the
fall of Saigon in 1975. After
nearly forty years of seeing that
this situation does not work, and
over thirty since the most obvi-
ous failure, it’s time to realize
that “cut-and-run” is not a syn-
onymous phrase for “accepting
the inevitable.”
Vietnam was not pro-
ducing such results for
Nixon, and Iraq is not
producing such results
for Bush.
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Kissinger Keith Olbermann: The New
Edward R. Murrow?
I say the following as a het-
erosexual man in a happily
committed relationship: if it
were physically possible, I
would have Keith Olbermann’s
As those who follow poli-
tics most likely know, former
President Bill Clinton
appeared on Faux News (also
known as Fox News) on Sept.
22, supposedly to spend the
first fifteen minutes of the
half-hour interview talking
about the Clinton Global Ini-
tiative, his newest project.
Professional sleaze-ball Chris
Wallace, however, didn’t stick
to the agreement. (For those
of you wondering why I would
call Wallace a sleaze-ball, this
man said, in all seriousness,
that his father, journalist icon
Mike Wallace, had become
senile and should be commit-
ted because he criticized the
Bush administration.) Wal-
lace, after spending maybe
five minutes talking about the
CGI, then threw in this gem:
“When we announced that you
were going to be on Fox News
Sunday, I got a lot of e-mail
from viewers. And I’ve got to
say, I was surprised. Most of
them wanted me to ask you
this question: Why didn’t you
do more to put bin Laden and
Al-Qaeda out of business when
you were president?”
Now, Mr. Clinton responded
strongly to this question, and
he should have. This is a ques-
tion on par with “Have you
stopped beating your wife?”
There is no right answer. Clin-
ton answered angrily, but elo-
quently, and said, long-story
short, that he did what con-
gress and the military allowed
him to do. This led to many
headlines proclaiming that
Clinton “snapped” or “threw a
hissy fit.” That’s where Olber-
mann comes in.
Former Sportscenter anchor
Olbermann has had a show on
MSNBC for a few years now.
I will admit, I haven’t watched
much of it. But I will now.
When I saw his response to the
Fox News-Clinton run-in,
though, Olbermann became
one of my most respected
newscasters. For those inter-
ested, a complete transcript is
available at MSNBC’s website
as well as a video.
I would recommend the
video, if at all possible. You
will see that this is a man
speaking from his heart. This
is a man whose passionate rage
burns in all the right places.
This is a man with a point, and
a damn good one at that. He
opens, “Our tone should be
crazed. The nation’s freedoms
are under assault by an admin-
istration whose policies can do
us as much damage as al
Qaeda; the nation’s market-
place of ideas is being poi-
soned by a propaganda compa-
ny so blatant that Tokyo Rose
would’ve quit.” And who can
disagree? How much further
are we, as a people, going to
just roll over and take it?
Olbermann goes further,
though. Straight to the top.
“Moreover, for the last five
years one month and two
weeks, the current administra-
tion, and in particular the Pres-
ident, has been given the great-
est ‘pass’ for incompetence
and malfeasance in American
“President Roosevelt was
rightly blamed for ignoring the
warning signs—some of them,
17 years old—before Pearl
“President Hoover was cor-
rectly blamed for—if not the
Great Depression itself—then
the disastrous economic steps
he took in the immediate after-
math of the Stock Market
“Even President Lincoln
assumed some measure of
responsibility for the Civil
War—though talk of Southern
secession had begun as early
as 1832.
“But not this president.
“To hear him bleat and
whine and bully at nearly
every opportunity, one would
think someone else had been
president on September 11th,
2001 — or the nearly eight
months that preceded it.
“That hardly reflects the
honesty nor manliness we
expect of the executive,”
Olbermann said.
Harsh, but so true. “But if
his own fitness to serve is of
no true concern to him, per-
haps we should simply sigh
and keep our fingers crossed,
until a grown-up takes the job
three Januarys from now,”
Olbermann continues.
He then proclaims George
W. Bush a coward, saying that
he is not brave enough to make
such accusations on his own,
but rather has organizations
such as the Swift Boat Veter-
ans and Fox News do his dirty
work for him. Olbermann
goes on to attack Chris Wal-
lace himself, saying “And
don’t even be professional
enough to assume the respon-
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Now, Mr. Clinton responded strongly to this
question, and he should have. This is a ques-
tion on par with “Have you stopped beating
your wife?” There is no right answer.
PAGE 6 opinion
October 6, 2006 The Bachelor
sibility for the slanders your-
self; blame your audience for
“e-mailing” you the ques-
tion,” and “Then again, Chris
Wallace might be braver still.
Had I in one moment surren-
dered all my credibility as a
journalist, and been irre-
deemably humiliated, as was
he, I would have gone home
and started a new career sell-
ing seeds by mail.”
As furious as he seems,
though, Olbermann finds yet
more rage. He speaks of the
ABC “mockumentary,” The
Path to 9/11. The show
claims that the Lewinsky
scandal distracted Clinton
from Osama bin Laden, and
thus allowed 9/11 to happen.
Olbermann says, with what
little restraint he has left,
“And of course, were it true
Clinton had been ‘distracted’
by the Lewinsky witch-hunt,
who on earth conducted the
Lewinsky witch-hunt?”
He goes on, but I see that I
have rambled for some time.
Suffice to say, though, Keith
Olbermann has it right. “You
[Bush] did not try. You
ignored the evidence gathered
by your predecessor. You
ignored the evidence gathered
by your own people.
Then, you blamed your
predecessor. That would be a
textbook definition, Mr.
Bush, of cowardice.” We
have seen, and Olbermann
cites, example after example
of cowardice out of this
administration. The only
member of the gang that had
any balls, Colin Powell, was
fired (his “resignation” was
merely semantics, I promise
you). I leave you with the
same question Olbermann left
his audience with, though I
broaden it to all who support
the current regime. “Are
yours the actions of a true
Regrettably, and obviously,
this question is more rhetori-
cal than anything else. In a
media environment full of
Olbermann asks. Even when
he knows the answer.
The Evolution of the Pop Song
On August 19th, 2006, the
musical artist Fergie lived the
dream of every pop star since the
days of young, pompadoured
Frank Sinatra, bobby-socks and
all: she had a number one single.
Her song, “London Bridge”
(quite different in every way
possible from the ancient chil-
dren’s nursery rhyme as you will
soon see) was the top song on all
the major music charts: Bill-
board, iTunes and the U.K.’s
“Top of the Pops” to name a few.
Looking on the “Top of the
Pops” website recently, I found a
link to their archives, and decid-
ed to see what the number one
song was on August 19th 1966,
exactly forty years prior to Fer-
gie’s triumph with “London
Bridge”. The top song that week
was the classic Beatles ballad
“Eleanor Rigby” from their
album Revolver [perhaps my
third favorite album of all-time
following London Calling by the
Clash and John Wesley Harding
by Bob Dylan. (Well, maybe
John Wesley isn’t THAT high on
my list, but hopefully it got Dr.
Webb’s attention at the least) ].
Anyway, I decided it’d be
intriguing to compare the lyrics
of the two songs to see how pop
songwriting has evolved over
forty years. The conclusions I
came to are to follow.
“Eleanor Rigby” is one of
Paul McCartney’s great song-
writing masterpieces. Though
attributed to both Lennon and
McCartney (as the two had
agreed years before), the song
was basically Paul’s work. It is
a beautiful and melancholy
musical tale, telling the story of
a lonely young woman who
spends her life picking up after
“Eleanor Rigby picks up the
rice from the church where a
wedding has been. / Lives in a
dream… / Wearing a face that
she keeps in a jar by the
door.Who is it for?”
Her fortunes regrettably do
not better as she ages, and she
ends up dying without any com-
panion or friends:
“Eleanor Rigby died in the
church and was buried along
with her name. / Nobody came.
Father McKenzie, wiping the
dirt from his hands as he walks
from the grave. / No one was
Add producer George Mar-
tin’s innovative eight-person
string orchestra, and it makes for
a composition that chills the soul
even today. Truly, it is the defi-
nition of a pop masterpiece.
Now, let’s examine “London
Bridge”. Indeed, when com-
pared to Eleanor Rigby, one will
find a fair share of differences.
Let’s delve deeper into some of
these lyrics for a more accurate
analysis. We’ll start with the
song’s popular chorus, which
must’ve taken an insane amount
of energy, brain power and natu-
ral poetic talent to come up with:
“How come everytime you
come around, / My London,
London bridge, wanna go down
like, / London, London, London,
wanna go down like, / London,
London, London, we goin’ down
What is Fergie attempting to
convey? Is this a social criti-
cism? Some sort of philosophi-
cal observation? Unfortunately,
I myself cannot decide, due to
the fact that I don’t even under-
stand what the hell the chorus
lyrics mean at surface level.
Now before we make any
rash and premature conclusions,
it’s only fair that we examine a
few verses from the song. Per-
haps one of these will be easier
to understand:
“All my girls get down on the
floor, / Back to back, drop it
down real low / I’m such a lady,
but I’m dancing like a ho /
‘Cause you know I don’t give a
f—-, so here we go!
“Grey Goose got your girl
feeling loose. / Now wishin’ that
I didn’t wear these shoes. / It’s
like everytime I get up on the
dew, / Paparazzi put my business
in the news.”
Here is the bridge:
“Aah, da, da, da, da, do, do,
do, do / Me like a bullet type,
you know they comin’ right /
Fergie love ‘em long time, my
girls support right?”
These lyrics are a little easier
to understand. I would write the
conclusions I’ve come to regard-
ing what Fergie is trying to con-
vey with these words, but my
insight would likely not be
appreciated in a respected col-
lege publication. Let’s just say
she won’t be getting an honorary
degree in Fine Arts from Bob
Jones University any time soon.
Yes, as a huge Beatles fan,
I’m very biased. Before this
article was even finished, I knew
I would side with McCartney’s
masterpiece. “London Bridge”
has its moments of lyrical bril-
liance though, and if I had to
watch someone dance provoca-
tively with a stoic Coldstream
Guard in the “London Bridge”
music video, I’d stick with Fer-
gie rather than replace her with
Sir Paul (even though he IS the
cute one of the Fab Four).
Mr. McCartney has defeated
Fergie in this first battle of the
lyricists. However, I advise him
not to let his guard down,
because I have no doubt that Ms.
Fergie has just begun her devel-
opment into one of the finest pop
lyricists and performers we’ve
ever seen. 40 years later? Hell,
we’ll be talking about Fergie and
the brilliance that is “London
Bridge” for centuries to come!
So chew on that and digest it,
Sir Paul! (and Eleanor).
FFrroomm PPaaggee 55
Is this a social criticism? Some sort of philo-
sophical observation? Unfortunately, I myself
cannot decide, due to the fact that I don’t even
understand what the hell the chorus lyrics
mean at surface level.
The 2006 Benjamin A. Rogge Memorial Lecture
Who: Dr. Douglass C. North, 1993 Nobel Laureate in Economics
When: Friday, October 6th, at 5 P.M.
Where: Salter Hall in the Fine Arts Center
What: “The Natural State or Why Effective Economic Reform is
so Difficult to Achieve.
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Does anyone else remember
WarGames? It was a movie from the
eighties about hacking and artificial
intelligence. In it, a whiz kid hacker
dials into a military computer, thinking
he is playing a game. His “game” of
global thermonuclear war almost starts
World War III.
The final scene of the movie, an icon
of nuclear war in general, shows a com-
puter playing through every possible
offensive in a nuclear attack on a wire-
frame map; the lines arc across the map,
making little white explosions along all
coasts, until finally the computer decides
that “The only winning move is not to
Defcon, by Introversion Software, is
directly inspired by this scene. In it, you
play one a continental superpower in a
world slowly counting down to nuclear
war. You place silos, radar, airbases, and
fleets in such a way as to maximize your
destructive potential while protecting
your most important cities.
As the time counts down from Defcon
5 (peacetime) to Defcon 1 (full-scale
nuclear war) you have plenty of chances
to make alliances, strike up deals, and
ultimately kill millions of people in a
flash of fallout.
Many things about Defcon set it apart
from the usual real-time strategy fare.
For one, the game relies purely on your
strategic (and political) ability. At any
time you can slow the game down to a
crawl, which allows time for discussion,
threats, and assigning of targets when it
comes time for slinging the nukes
This feels authentic because the game
design resembles a wireframe map itself;
beyond simply looking pretty, it gives
you the feeling of being in some control
room miles below the Earth’s crust,
deciding the fate of millions of lives.
The dynamic soundtrack adds haunting
touches of children coughing, computer
fans humming, and nuclear winds blow-
ing at just the right moments; it gives
you a feel for the gravity of your deci-
Playing Defcon requires more than
simply making good movements on the
map. To succeed, you must make
alliances, threats, and generally get
inside the heads of your opponents.
The chat interface allows you to pri-
vate-message other people in the game,
as well as a channel made especially for
alliance chats. Games are won and lost
on if and when you decide to betray an
ally; double-crosses can often put you in
the lead.
This game plays amazing in a LAN;
you can chat with each other both in-
game and out, which further heightens
the paranoia factor. You can call cease-
fires while chatting to another player
about organizing a mass attack. Then,
when the time is right, the world
Perhaps the most interesting thing
about this game, though, is the company
itself. Introversion is a development
team of seven people. That’s it. No big-
budget games, no high-end graphics, no
big-name licenses; they just make great
games. They are living proof that video
games don’t have to cost an arm and a
leg to be great.
Defcon retails for $17.50, and can be
bought through both Steam
( and the
Introversion website (www.introver-
A demo has been available since Fri-
day, September 29th. If you play and
end up liking Defcon, I suggest you try
their titles Darwinia and Uplink, both of
which have earned much critical
In short, I cannot recommend this
game enough. If you enjoy any form of
political or military intrigue, this is the
game for you.
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Each week throughout the semester, Johnson ‘07 will
record what he sees around Wabash and elsewhere.
Contact him at
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It’s an exciting thing to wander around campus late at night
with a camera in hand — especially just days before Home-
coming. A different side of Wabash is revealed under a full
Totally void of administrative supervision and encouraged
by group mentality, creativity takes on many forms. Some
activities can be photographed, and others are better off for
Public Affairs to be documented only in the minds of college
students. Whatever the case, Dr. Blix’s Chapel Talk must have
been well attended. Thymos runs rampant.
From float building to Chapel Sing rehearsals to pledgeship
rituals, no evening is uneventful. I encourage any and all with
an adventurous spirit to roam the brick pathways late at night—
that is when the voice of Wabash past echoes the loudest.
Work & Thymos
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October 6, 2006 The Bachelor
It’s widely believed that if an artist
wins the Best New Artist Award at the
Grammys, they will be cursed and dis-
appear into oblivion a year or two later.
It was true for many of the winners.
Remember Paula Cole (1998), Shelby
Lynne (2001), or Mark Cohn (1992)?.
But it doesn’t ring true for all winners.
For example, Mariah Carey won in
1991; Sheryl Crow in 1995; and Crosby,
Stills and Nash in 1970. All of those past
winners are still making music today
and selling millions of albums.
Hootie & the Blowfish, on the other
hand, have managed to stay somewhere
in between, in a sort of limbo. They won
the Best New Artist award in 1996 and
had huge success with their first studio
effort, Cracked Rear View, released in
1994. It was an instant hit, selling over
16 million copies in the United States
alone and becoming the best-selling
album of that year.
The band has not disappeared into
complete obscurity. They continue to
tour for their sixth studio album, Look-
ing for Lucky, and do gigs all around the
country. They are no one-hit-wonder,
though. After the massive success of the
four singles from Cracked Rear View
(“Hold Her Hand,” “Let Her Cry,” “I
Only Wanna Be With You,” and
“Time”), they continued their success in
1996 with their second album, Fair-
weather Johnson, which went 4-times
platinum (4 million copies). It was a far
cry from the 16-times platinum certified
Cracked Rear View, but 4 million copies
was by no means a failure.
The band then released Musical
Chairs in 1998, which went platinum.
Two other albums were released; one in
2000 (Scattered, Smothered, and Cov-
ered) and another in 2003 (Hootie & the
Blowfish). Although neither could reach
the success of the first three studio
albums, they produced modest singles.
All of those recordings reaching the top
25 in the Adult Top 40 and the Adult Top
40 Contemporary Billboard Charts.
Even though Hootie & the Blowfish
have never been able to reach the same
height of popularity that they achieved
in 1995, they still have many loyal fans
and continue to make music.
Bachelor: Are you guys on tour right
now supporting your newest album,
Looking for Lucky, or has that already
wrapped up?
Mark Bryan (lead guitarist): We are
still touring. Actually, we just put out
our first live DVD with a live CD called
Live in Charleston. It’s our first [live
CD] in ten years.
Bachelor: During this tour, what is
your performance list? Is it mainly
newer stuff or is it focused more on
Cracked Rear View and Fairweather
Johnson material?
Bryan: It’s a good combo. We pick
songs that represent each album. We
have fans from different age groups so
we try to mix it up with recordings from
all of our albums. We even play the song
“Hey Hey What Can I Do” that we did
on a tribute album to Led Zepplin.
Bachelor: Since Cracked Rear View,
how has Hootie & the Blowfish evolved
as a band?
Bryan: Everyone has gotten better at
their instruments and writing craft. As
you grow, you mature and friendships
grow. We have kids, so we have gotten
to the point where there is less partying
and more family. A lot is still the same,
though. We still have the drive to do
Bachelor: Where does the band draw
inspiration from?
Bryan: Our inspiration comes from a
few bands, but our main ones are Pete
Townshend of The Who and Bruce
Springsteen; both for their songwriting.
Our two biggest inspirations are R.E.M.,
from the early days. They are the reason
we became a band. We aspire to be like
U2. They are the greatest rock band on
earth. Their sound is unbelievable. They
are what every rock band should aspire
to be.
Bachelor: Your music has sometimes
been compared to the likes of Train, but
who do you think your music is most
comparable to?
Bryan: I think our music is just
Hootie & the Blowfish. We have many
elements. We have such luxury with a
singer like Darius because we can do
any style and he can sing over it. He has
an amazing voice. We did a song for
Frank Sinatra on his 80th birthday. [Dar-
ius] sings all kinds of music and we
sound like Hootie at the end of the day,
particularly because of his voice.
Bachelor: Most people don’t know,
but you guys have still been releasing
CDs and have had some success on the
Adult Top 40 Chart and the Adult Con-
temporary Chart. Radio is now a monop-
oly because the same artists are getting
played over and over again. Do you
think that has contributed to lesser expo-
sure for Hootie & the Blowfish?
Bryan: We are dinosaurs with radio.
If we don’t get played we go somewhere
else. It’s all about touring right now.
Bachelor: You guys are big golf nuts.
Have you been able to play around with
any pros, and what is one player that you
wish you could have a game with?
Bryan: I really like Fred Couples. I
haven’t played with Jack Nicklaus, yet. I
am such a big fan. I never got the chance
to meet him and would love to. We love
all sports. We even have a fantasy foot-
ball team. It’s four band members and
six crew guys. I have Peyton Manning
Bachelor: Everyone always brings
up “Only Wanna Be With You,” mainly
because it was your biggest hit as a
band, but why do you think it and the
album, Cracked Rear View, were so
massively successful? And after that ini-
tial success, did the band have feelings
of “how do we top ourselves?”
Bryan: We had no idea how we had
that success. For that CD we had no for-
mula going in. It was just a phenome-
non. That album happened to hit at the
right time. From the get-go we knew we
couldn’t top ourselves … only 20
albums sold more than 16 million
copies. We didn’t fool ourselves. We just
strive for longevity.
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Chapel Sing 2006
Top Left: Ben Tritle listens to the Delta Tau Delta
pledge class near the end of Chapel Sing.
Bottom Left: Josh Coons tests Miguel Aguilar’s mettle
while singing “Old Wabash.
Bottom Center: Tony Caldwell hassles a freshman
with his cigar.
Bottom Right: A freshman shows his mark of shame
after failing to correctly sing “Old Wabash.
Photos by Steve Abbott ‘09
“The Elephant Man” at Wabash
The story of a man marred by a deformity and shunned by society - Joseph Merrick,
played by Spencer Elliott ‘10, is taken under the wing of surgeon Frederick Treves, Matt
Goodrich ‘09. Treves takes Merrick into the hospital during his final years. It brings
questions of society and how to look past the surface to find the inner beauty as well as
looks at corruption and religion versus science. It is a story of isolation and the state of
“The Elephant Man” will be performed in Ball Theater through Saturday evening
each evening at 8 p.m.
Spencer Elliott ‘10, as Joseph Merrick, shares a handshake with Jennifer Johansen as Mrs.
Kendal in “The Elephant Man.
Photo by Steve Abbott ‘09.
PAGE 12 News
October 6, 2006 The Bachelor
The fate of Kingery Hall
remains in limbo as college
administrators, contractors,
and insurance representatives
grapple with the costs of
restoring or replacing the
“The major hold up is the
insurance settlement,” said
Larry Griffith, Wabash’s
Chief Financial Officer.
“There is a difference of opin-
ion between the insurance
company and the contractor
representing Wabash as to the
actual projected cost of what
it will take to restore the
building to its previous condi-
Kingery Hall was the
biggest victim of a violent
thunderstorm in April of last
spring. The storm took down
several trees on campus,
including one very old and
large white oak. The storm
ripped the roof off Kingery,
and it has been closed since
Before the storm, Kingery
housed a computer lab and the
offices of several emeritus
faculty members. That com-
puter lab is closed, with sev-
eral of the computers now in
other labs.
Kingery also enjoys a long
history with the College. It is
the oldest academic building
that remains in its original
location. Beginning in 1854,
it served as a preparatory
school for the College, a pro-
fessors home, a dormitory,
and a campus infirmary.
About two weeks ago, the
College administration was
close to making a final deci-
sion on the fate of the build-
ing. However, the failure of
the contractor and insurance
company to come to an agree-
ment has prevented any reso-
lution on the matter.
“It looked like we would be
moving toward demolition of
Kingery,” President Pat White
said Monday. “We may still
move in that way, but we are
looking at some other options.
The next few days will tell us
if not the final decision, the
timetable for such.”
Griffith explained the con-
fusing nature of the ordeal.
“We hope to know in the very
near future of its outcome.
However, we have been hop-
ing to know for some time. It
is still a confusing issue.”
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“It looked like we
would be moving
toward the demolition
of Kingery. We may
still move in that
direction, but we are
looking at some other
President Pat White
Second Annual
This year is the
second annual WABASH
Day, which is held across
the country. Alumni con-
struct ideas for community
service to be done in the
fall. Hundreds of
Wabash men are expected
to come out again across
the country this year to
support the cause. Last
year, a large number of
alumni across the country
helped to better their com-
munities through commu-
nity service.
From east to west
coast and everywhere in
between, there are commu-
nity service projects being
planned for WABASH
Day. Projects will take
place at Bloomington,
Indianapolis, Marion,
South Bend, and other
Indiana cities. Outside the
state, projects will take
place at Cleveland, Den-
ver, Chicago, Houston,
Minneapolis, and other
cities. Projects include
working with Habitat for
Humanity, local family
shelters, and other agen-
cies. Even here in Craw-
fordsville there’s an oppor-
tunity to participate in
If you are around
during fall break (Oct. 14
and 15) and would like to
help out, please contact
Larry Frye
( or
Mike Warren (war-
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Distinguished author and
Professor of Classics and Politi-
cal Science at Stanford Univer-
sity, Dr. Josiah Ober gave his
lecture, "Choice, Knowledge,
Commitment ... and Democra-
cy" to a packed crowd Monday
The lecture was the 2006
Brigance Forum Lecture, jointly
sponsored by the Rhetoric and
Classics Departments. Dr. David
Timmerman, Professor of
Rhetoric began the evening by
briefly describing the man the
lecture was named after, the
esteemed professor William
Norwood Brigance. Professor of
Classics Joe Day then took the
podium to welcome the speaker
of whose work he said demon-
strates "acute observations about
the way things were." Ober was
described by Dr. Day as "walk-
ing historian and classicist" as
well as a "student of political
philosophy and political sci-
A tall man with a friendly
demeanor, Ober took the podi-
um to discuss a topic which
weaved together Classics and
Political Science. Or, as Day
joked during his introduction, it
demonstrated some practical
advice that can be gleaned from
the Classics.
Obers presentation centered
on the central question of
whether a democracy was the
best suited system to preserve
liberties, while competing with
other markets in other countries.
In his opinion, the answer is a
resounding yes. He listed asser-
tions made by many political
theorists regarding the nature of
democracy including claims that
democracies "further values of
freedom, equality and dignity,"
as well as that they "promote tol-
erance for political dissent"
among many others.
The key to really great
democracies Ober shared, was
that the "deliberative body is by
its very nature self-correcting."
As he stressed throughout his
presentation, democracies are
not simply "rule by the majority"
but rather allow full civic partic-
ipation for its members so that it
can accurately represent its con-
One question Ober presented
early on was, "Can democracies,
by and for the people complete
militarily and economically?"
Not only did he again assert that
they could, he suggested that
one needed to only look at
Athens to find such proof.
The examination of the
ancient polis resulted in a dis-
cussion of network theory. The
idea, explained Ober, was
premised on the idea that "latent
knowledge dispersed across the
organization is hard to get at."
Therefore democracies, when
functioning at their optimum
need to members with both
strong network ties, close friend
and family, and weak network
ties, like acquaintances. It is
only with the combination of the
two that interconnected net-
works can grow and information
can freely flow between a peo-
Ober concluded his lecture
and explanation of network the-
ory by resolutely iterating that
democracies, "can compete,
when done right, with authori-
tarian regimes while preserving
values we hold dear." And
often, he admitted with a smile,
it does a better job.
The Brigance Forum lecture
is an annual public lecture or
debate is endowed by the Brig-
ance family, friends and former
Ober Discusses Democracy, Liberty
Dr. Josiah Ober speaks with students following his lecture Monday,
“Choice, Knowledge, Commitment ... and Democracy.
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Cross Country Improves
Two weeks of training,
two weeks for improvement.
The performances from
this past weekend were evi-
dence that the Red Pack is
improving, living up to the
team’s mantra of “every day
in every way, we’re getting
better and better.”
On Friday, the top seven
runners for the Red Pack
traveled to South Bend to
compete in the Notre Dame
Invitational. Wabash finished
22nd in the Gold Division
race with a score of 581
points. Calvin, the nation’s
top-ranked Division III team,
won the Gold Division, scor-
ing only 31 points.
Sophomore Sam Comp-
ton-Craig led the Little
Giants at Notre Dame. He
finished the race in 97th
place in a time of 26:30.
Senior Dustin Beck was the
second man for the Red
Pack, finishing only four sec-
onds behind Compton-Craig
in 103rd position.
Junior Geoff Lambert
(130th), freshman Micah
Milliman (143rd), and junior
Matt Maher (160th) complet-
ed the team scoring for
Wabash at Notre Dame.
On Saturday, the rest of
the Red Pack traveled to
Earlham to compete in the
Earlham Invitational. The
reserve runners from Wabash
totaled a score of 299, which
gave them a 10th-place fin-
ish as they beat three teams.
The reserves from Butler
won the meet with a low
score of 31 points, while
Rose-Hulman was second
with 94 points.
Sophomore Hugh Jackson
led the Wabash contingent at
Earlham. He finished in 31st
place in a time of 28:45. The
Red Pack’s second man was
freshman Sam Prellwitz, who
crossed the finish line in
62nd place in a time of
Senior Nathan Bates
(86th), junior Tim Rickard
(101st), and junior Josh
Vaughn (121st), all new to
the Wabash cross country
team this year, rounded out
the scoring members of the
team at Earlham.
Nearly all of the Wabash
athletes competing on the
Earlham course for the sec-
ond time this year ran better
times than they did during
the GLCA Invitational on
September 9, 2006.
“I think the team showed
improvement all around,
times don’t lie,” Hugh Jack-
son said. “We’ve been work-
ing harder than I have ever
experienced and I can’t wait
to see how much more we
can improve.”
Echoing Jackson’s
thoughts on improvement,
Nathan Bates said, “It was
my easiest 8k yet.”
“As a team we are improv-
ing, and it is good to see a
result for some of the hard
work,” Sam Compton-Craig
said. “I say some because
there is still much more work
to be done.”
The Red Pack next com-
petes at the Manchester Invi-
tational on October 14, 2006.
Two weeks later, on October
28, 2006, the cross country
team will travel back to Earl-
ham to compete in the NCAC
Conference Championships.
Wabash alumnus Nate Price rips down a disc over a Marietta defender at Wabash’s season opener.
Sports PAGE 15
October 6, 2006
The Bachelor
This past Saturday, the
Wabash Ultimate Disc club
hosted its season opener on the
practice football fields. The
Penultimate Showdown of
Ultimate Destiny was a four-
team, one-day round robin
which saw Wabash show great
promise for the weeks ahead.
Rose-Hulman sent two
teams to the tournament, and
took first and second place
with said teams. Wabash took
third place, and Marietta
rounded out the list at fourth.
Even though Wabash did not
win the tournament, the team
showed good things. The team
played well together as a unit,
and did a good job of moving
the disc until the “red zone,”
where impatience started to set
in. With some time and more
experience, though, that will
hopefully be remedied.
The other teams also
enjoyed their time at Wabash.
“The Wabash tourney was of
the most fun we have attended
in quite some time,” Claire
Reintgen, captain of the Mari-
etta squad, said. “We really
weren’t expecting much less
than a wonderful time, because
we’ve played with the Wabash
team before and they have
always been one of our
Wabash opened the day
playing Marietta, and won the
game 15-7. From there, they
played Rose-Hulman X, and
played a much better game
than the score showed, losing
15-8. Rose-Hulman X would
go on to be the champions of
the tournament. To end the
day, Wabash started off well
enough, going into halftime at
8-5 against Rose-Hulman Y,
but fatigue set in, and the team
could not muster a score in the
second half.
The disc team will take a
weekend off for homecoming,
and then be away for the next
three weekends. Over fall
break, the team will travel to
Columbus, OH, to compete in
Fall Brawl, a 32 team tourna-
ment that promises to be both
challenging and a blast. The
weekend after that, the team
will travel to Denison to play
in a tournament that Wabash
looks to place very high in.
After that, the team will make
their annual trek to Winona,
MN, to play in Hallowinona,
which is quite possibly the
most fun tournament in the
For anybody interested in
joining the disc team, there is
no experience requirement or
any other barrier to entry. The
team only asks that you come
to practice once in a while
(Tuesdays and Thursdays at
4:30 on the mall).
Disc Team
Starts Season
“The Wabash tourney
was of the most fun
we have attended in
quite some time. We
really weren’t
expecting much less
than a wonderful
time, because we’ve
played with the
Wabash team before
and they have always
been one of our
Clair Reintgen, Marietta
The tough breaks and bouts
of inconsistency continue to
plague the Little Giant soccer
team, who dropped their
eighth loss to Allegheny this
weekend, 4-1. Sophomore for-
ward George Padgitt wasted
no time, scoring 1:31 into the
game. However, the goal
would be evened a mere 23
seconds later when Alleghe-
ny’s Mark Dobish settled the
score with a quick goal of his
own. “We got out of the gate
quick, and then we let them
score right after,” Padgitt said,
who has scored a goal in each
of the past three games.
“We’re not consistent enough.
Mistakes here and there just
kill our momentum.” The loss
brings the team’s season
record to 1-8-1 overall, 0-2-1
in conference.
The shining point of the
offense over this stretch has
certainly been Padgitt, who
has scored the only goals over
the three- game stretch. He has
five goals on the year. “I’m
just trying to do what I can,”
Padgitt said. “I’m just trying to
keep playing hard even though
things aren’t necessarily going
real well.”
Defensively, the team has
struggled, giving up seven
goals in the past three games.
Padgitt believes the problems
are not rooted in the team’s the
system or the defensive play-
ers. “We definitely have the
personnel to get it done,”
Padgitt said, who stressed that
the goals are not always due to
poor defense. “A lot of times,
the defense is just put in a
tough position. I could have
made a bad pass, then they’re
on a breakaway, and the
defense has no chance.”
Despite struggles, the team
looks to stay focused and fin-
ish strong in North Coast Ath-
letic Conference play. “Every
game is a new chance to turn
everything around,” said
Padgitt, who believes the team
needs to improve it’s connect-
edness from the defense to
middle to offense, as well as
capitalizing. “We’ve had too
many missed opportunities.
When you have six good
chances to score, one goal’s
just not going to cut it,” said
The team continued its
NCAC conference play
Wednesday against nationally
ranked Ohio Wesylan. The Lit-
tle Giants will host Hiram Sat.
at 11:00 a.m.
Soccer Scoring
Woes Continue
Wabash’s George Padgitt makes a move on Kenyon’s George Perry, a
Crawfordsville native. Padgitt has scored the past 3 games.
Poor defense and lack of
scoring lead to another
disappointing outing for
the Little Giants.
“I’m just trying to do
what I can. I’m just
trying to keep playing
hard even though
things aren’t neces-
sarily going real
George Padgitt, Wabash ‘09
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Gators in Town for Homecoming
The Wabash College football
team will look to extend its win-
ning streak to four games this Sat-
urday for homecoming against the
Allegheny Gators.
The Little Giants are coming
off an impressive 48-15 win over
conference foe Earlham. One of
the keys was to shut down NFL-
scouted Justin Rummel, and they
did just that, holding Rummel to a
season-low in passing. Wabash
also had interceptions by Bell,
Peterman, and Lehman.
Wabash’s offense had a very
productive day, putting up 48
points against Earlham. The Little
Giants effectively spread the ball
around Saturday and got everyone
involved. Dustin Huff was 10 of
14 in passing on the day. Billy
King and Bobby Kimp were the
Giants leading rushers on the day
and combined for 168 yards of
rushing. Once again the offensive
line played a dominating game.
Allegheny comes into the game
at 3-1 after defeating Denison last
Saturday. Their only loss of the
season came in a 22-10 decision
against a very tough Washington
and Jefferson team. Since entering
the NCAC Wabash is 3-3 against
Allegheny. The two teams have
had some very close games.
Allegheny last won the conference
title in 1993 and is the only team in
the NCAC to have won a Division
III national title in recent history.
For Wabash the key this week
will be for the offense to continue
producing points the way it has.
Allegheny is ranked 1st in the con-
ference in total defense and pass
defense. Wabash must hang onto
the ball this Saturday. Allegheny
has taken the ball away from their
opponents 14 times in only 4
games this season, while only giv-
ing up 4.
The key for the defense will be
stopping quarterback Jimmy Sav-
age and returning running back
Mario Tarquinio. Savage threw
for almost 300 yards last Saturday
and Tarquinio rushed for almost
100. It is shaping up to be an excit-
ing and important game this week-
The game is moved back an
hour because of the homecoming
festivities. Kickoff is set for 2:00
p.m. Come out and enjoy what is
sure to be an amazing atmosphere
and even better game. COURTESY OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Thomas Bell intercepted Justin Rummel’s first pass of Saturdays game.

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