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Page 3 Students are upset about pictures on Carroll site column by lisa potter Not everyone wishes to be in the limelight. It has come to the attention of some students at Carroll Col­ lege that the school is using candid pictures of them to put on our web site. The problem is not that the school is using pictures of actual Carroll students, but that they are not asking permission from the students to use their pictures. “If I saw a picture of me posted on the web site without my consent I would call and ask them to take it down immediately,” said one anonymous senior at Carroll College, “I would not mind if they asked, but I have a right to know when pictures of me are being used publicly.” The reason behind the can­ did shots is most likely to portray the ‘happy family’ mentality Car- roll hopes their students feel, but not all students want to be repre­ sentatives of the school. This does not mean that they do not like Carroll; rather some personalities are just not as forward or outgoing. “Some people love being ‘that person’ but I don’t. I would feel uncomfortable,” said the anonymous student. The bottom line is that it is not okay to use pictures of anyone without their approval. It is a right that students should have, and that the school should pay attention to. Since they have chosen to assume nobody cares about their pictures being thrown around they have successfully made students feel embarrassed. Carroll should revise their methods of representation before they take a picture of the wrong person. Please write to our editors, Emily and Jodi, and let us know how you feel about your pictures being used without your authorization. Freshmen learn how to better their college lives bv alvse zimmer On October 24th, the entire freshmen class was invited to listen to a guest speaker courtesy, speak about the ultimate college experience and how to make the most of it. The talk took a six-step approach to succeeding in college, directing the freshmen class towards a four- year long trip of excitement. Many of the main points weren’t new to the ears of the freshmen, most having taken advantage of these tips previous to the talk. Fresh­ men Courtney Hunter said “most of the main points I already knew, and didn’t have much impact, but he presented some pretty power­ ful statistics,” referring to the fact that only 50% of college graduates get a job after graduation relating to their field of study. This men­ tor has been speaking to college students across the nation for the past year on behalf of monster, com, and began speaking after dropping out of the Air Force to pursue his dream of being a motivational speaker. When asked about the job he said, “travel is the best part, for instance, I had never even heard of Missoula, and I just recently got to fly into the beauti­ ful city.” The ground truth:Iraqi veterans share their stories by maaaie mccall “How do you convince a young 25-year-old Iraqi male who just witnessed his brother being brutally murdered by American soldiers at an Iraqi checkpoint because he failed to understand a hand sign, not to become an insur­ gent?” This was the question posed by Staff Sergeant Jimmy Massey before the viewing of “The Ground Truth” on Oct. 19 in O’Connell Hall. The film, a gut wrenching account of experiences of Iraqi vet­ erans, before, during and after the war, was sponsored by The Carroll College Students for a Just Society. Tyler Evilsizer, President of Students for a Just Society, was approached by the Helena Peacekeepers about the nationally known documentary. “We try to host events and promote aware­ ness about global events,” said Evilsizer, “We thought the film was a unique opportunity to actually listen to what the soldiers had to say.” Students also got an op­ portunity to listen firsthand to one of the soldiers featured in the film, Jimmy Massey, a 12-year veteran of the Marine Corps. Massey became indifferent to the U.S. Marine Corps when he was a recruiter in South Carolina. In Iraq, Massey witnessed various atrocities committed by the U.S. Marine Corps that violated the Geneva Convention, including sol­ diers being ordered to kill innocent civilians and the use of Uranium in chemical warfare. For these and many other reasons, Massey is opposed to the war in Iraq and has decided to speak out against it. He is one of the leaders of the U.S. Antiwar movement and a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War. In the question and answer portion of the evening that preced­ ed the film, Helena citizens voiced their support of his work and ex­ pressed outrage and confusion over the current situation in Iraq. “I thought it was really interesting, I am glad I saw it,” said Amy McNulty, a freshman majoring in Political Science. This seemed to be the sentiment of the majority of the handful of students who attended the event, but there were those who did not feel this way. “I personally disagreed with it thoroughly and it was pain­ ful for me to watch,” said Porsche Ereckson, a freshman Biology ma­ jor. “It seemed like insane liberal propaganda and it should have had a more balanced viewpoint.” Massey was open for ques­ tions from opposing viewpoints but none were asked or expressed. Instead, Massey used powerful firsthand experience to commu­ nicate his side of the story, which includes living with the fact that he is the one responsible for killing the young Iraqi male who failed to stop at the Iraqi checkpoint. Volume 90, No Thursday, November 9 ,2006 t f V , .1 f.i

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