The Prospector (Helena, Mont.) 1916-2015, March 01, 2006, Image 7

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W W W .CARROLL.EDU APATHETIC STUDENTS by b en fuglevand intern writer Most on this campus didn't live through the Vietnam War. Of those that did, only a handful can tell you what Carroll was like during that time. When you ask these few what students thought about the war, it's hard not to be dis­ heartened by their response. You see, back then, Carroll students actually cared. Looking out the windows of the stu­ dent center now, one is left only to imag­ ine the pro-war rallies that took place here. Today, the campus seems content to focus on the next football champi­ onship or film festival screening. Is our campus problem a lack of patri­ otism? No. Patriotism is not the issue here. Of all things lacking on this campus, patriotism, whatever its definition, is not something we are in short supply of. In the event that you forget that fact, some nice sophomore's \Clear-cut America\ tee-shirt may help jog your memory. But bluntly smearing ones own politi­ cal ignorance across the face of the tree hugging faction on campus may be as far as Carroll students go. Our concern for social issues bigger than those of the latest trends in w inter foot wear is strikingly absent. The lack on this campus of social and political unrest in a time of war is a perfect example of this. This campus's real problem can be stated in one word, and it has nothing to do with politics. Our problem is apathy. We whole heartedly buy into buy the \Arm y of One\ commercials being ped­ dled out of the ROTC office on campus. But the message that picking up a gun for one's country will make one a better person/father/businessman simply does not jive with a lot of people's values. Where then is the upset student camp­ ing out in front of the student center in protest of an on-campus recruiting office? Where are the students organiz­ ing a counter- protest because the ROTC program is putting them through col­ lege? Again, that one word: apathy. We need to w ake up. Textbook educa­ tion is a large part of college, but it can't stand on its own. Questioning the mate­ rials within the textbooks and within our own lives is just as important. This questioning of social norms takes place on campuses all across the country. W h y don't we see more of it here? V s « ■ ’< . VOLUME »9, NO. 5 ■ - • ; r<: i -' . *• T he P rospector STUDENTS FOR A JUST CAUSE ON CAMPUS bv m ariah cantw ell-frank intern writer Gandhi once said, \You must be the change you want to see in the world.\ This motto holds great wisdom and encouragement for the members o f the newly established Students for a Just Society club. With Carroll's Christian values establishing a strong foundation for service and creating posi­ tive change in society, even a small group of dedicated students can make a significant impact. Carroll has a number of clubs and groups which strive to serve others. These groups promote student awareness of current social problems and encourage students to do some­ thing about them. Other clubs are active in celebrating diversity. The Carroll community is also constructed of a variety of clubs which promote environmental consciousness, diversi­ ty and acceptance as well as multiculturalism. Students for a Just Society is a welcome addition to the community with its goal of raising awareness as the students educate themselves and others to better understand the changes that are needed. Knowledge is power. The SJS club appeals to all students to bring their ideas and different perspectives as they share their concerns and ideas on where change needs to be made. While the group hopes to make a great impact they are remaining realistic in their approach. With no plans o f ending world hunger or establishing international peace the belief is that the change needs to begin with the individual and within our community. JU S T CAU S E continued on page 16 WHERE IS THE ( H I I ( H I M Ill'll ? Above: ASCC President Scout Murphy (right) and Mark Bisaccio discuss the Student Issues Committee by carrie ritter intern writer Freshmen jump out of their second story dorm windows in order to avoid being slammed with a minor in possession by Securitas. Securitas listens outside student's dorm rooms in order to catch a party in action. The sense of individual responsibility, family living, and community has gone out the window here at Carroll College. Community advisers are not the counselors and mentors they were intended to be. Securitas is not a security force to be called in for assistance. Students are not taking responsibility for their actions. The Carroll community needs to see a change in the way students, security, and authority 7 figures live and work with one another. Students are constantly complaining and requesting changes w'hen it comes to Community Living. There are very few stu­ dents that bring their issues right to the administration and deal with them. It is A new committee, The Student Issues Committee, has recently been formed to bring the student's issues forward to the administra­ tion. They currently deal with such student issues as the use of Facebook on campus and the recent problems involving hookahs. Scout Murphy, ASCC President and polit­ ical science major from Emmett, Idaho, defines The Student Issues Committee as \A small group of students who are excited to represent students in the greater Carroll community and are willing to look at these issues from an objec­ tive manner so to create an appropriate response on behalf of students.\ \We hope that this committee will bring focus to the ASCC objective of representing the student voice at Carroll,\ added Murphy. According to the Carroll College webpage, changes in regards to community advisers and their methods of training will be taking place. COMMUNITY continued on page 16 always easier to complain than to follow up on a problem. 1 Y ‘ ■ r W : W e d n e s d a y , M a r c h I,, 2006 !•#!£. .4 * k M .

The Prospector (Helena, Mont.), 01 March 2006, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.