The Prospector (Helena, Mont.) 1916-2015, April 26, 2006, Image 1

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SPECIAL GRADUATION AND SOFTBALL W EEKEND ISSUE - SPECIAL GRADUATION AND SOFTBALL W EEKEND ISSUE - SPECIAL GRADUATION AND SOFTBALL W EEKEND ISSUE I nside THIS ISSUE HELENA, MONTANA CARROLÎftOLLEGE’ S STUDENT NEWSPAPER FOUR YEARS AND FOUR RINGS LATER... by catie priddv & katie smith intern writers Matt Thomas, Bryce Doak, Josh Schmidt, Ryan Gosulak, Mike Kuhnly, and Chris Ramstead all came to Carroll College in the fall of 2002. This is also the first sea­ son in which Carroll won the National Championship. Coincidence? Probably. However, the winning reputation of the Saints over the past four years is anything but a coincidence. And this core group of next year's seniors is one of the main rea­ sons for this pattern of success. The class of '07 were redshirts, the first year th at Carroll dominated football nation­ wide. Some of us were curious as to what makes this group of six players unique and whether they have the potential to make it five in a row. \The six of us have been like brothers during our time at Carroll,\ says senior M att Thomas, a defensive back. \This type of bond makes it easy for guys to feel welcome on the team as well as stay at Carroll.\ When talking to Molloy about his transi­ tion from the University of Montana to Carroll in 2004, he said the transition was easy. \Everyone was very nice, and they instantly made me feel a part of the team.\ The closeness between this class began during the first week of school their fresh­ man year. Thomas and close friend Gary Cooper, whos eligibility was up this past season, decided to get to know fellow fresh­ man Josh Schmidt. \I went up to Josh and asked him if he would like to join us for some 'Guad rang­ ing' later th at evening,\ said Thomas. \He agreed and we've been inseparable since then.\ \Other than the core group th at has been here since freshman year, we've had several FOOTBALL continued on page 11 sexually transmitted reimu m STDs continued on SENIORS CAMPING FOR CREDITS NEXT YEAR by mariah cantwell-frank intern writer Before you know it, senior year will be here. Offered for the first time this fall is a retreat for seniors. The Senior Experience at Carroll — Self and a Sense of Place, will be an excellent opportunity for students to reflect back on their time at Carroll and pre­ pare for their final year. \I think it's a great opportunity to reunite with classmates before the semester begins,\ said Megan Stitt, junior nursing student. \It's also a chance to really get centered as I prepare to make the most of senior year.\ This one credit course will offer short workshops and creative classes as well as time for self-reflection and small group dis­ cussions. This is a unique experience for stu­ dents to take a moment to think about their future. It can be a scary transition because after senior year the real world awaits. Make the most of the time left because it goes quickly. The Carroll faculty is considering making the Senior Experience a requirement for all seniors in years to come. This is a wonderful idea because college is a time of significant change and growth. “I wish I would have had an experience like this before my senior year,” said Elizabeth Larson, senior Sociology student. “I worked at Camp Child this past summer, and I think it’s a perfect location for this course.” What better way to begin your final year at Carroll than w ith the sense of accomplish­ ment. Students will have an opportunity to reflect on the distance traveled, obstacles overcome, adventures taken and friendships shared. CREDITS continued on page 16 W ednesday , A pril 26, 2006 VOLUME 89, NO. 7

The Prospector (Helena, Mont.), 26 April 2006, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.