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Page 7 Tiffany Rochelle, senior athlete PHOTO BY MARTI ALLTUCKER Same court, different game By KATE PAUL Prospector Intern Writer Tiffany Rochelle has been playing volleyball since she could remember. She is a senior on the Saints Volleyball team. Rochelle ended her senior sea­ son with accomplishments she can be proud of. She has had a great season this year. Rochelle helped lead the team to a Frontier Confer­ ence title and was selected for First Team All-Conference and has also received awards for Honorable Mention All-Pacific Northwest Region, Academic All-Conference and Academic All-American. “It’s been a great senior year for me. I’ve become very close with all my team­ mates and am glad I had the opportunity to play volleyball in college, especially at Carroll,” said Rochelle. Rochelle is a Math and Engi­ neering Major at Carroll. She grew up in Casper, Wyoming where she played volleyball, basketball, and ran track. Being a versatile athlete has really helped her stay focused. “It’s great when you play a sport. It helps me to stay focused and get everything done I need to do in a day before I go off to practice, especially with school work,” said Rochelle. f f I’ve become very close with all my teammates and am glad I had the op­ portunity to play volleyball in college, especially at Carroll — Tiffany Rochelle f f Not only does she play vol­ leyball at Carroll but she is also a member of the women’s basketball team as well. This is another experience she has en­ joyed and she is excited to start her basketball season. “Basket­ ball is an awesome sport, I am excited to get started and hang out with the girls on the basket­ ball team; they are a great group of girls,” said Rochelle. Rochelle has had a lot of ac­ complishments in her career with volleyball and is hoping to do as well in basketball. With her dedication and great work ethic, this should be a goal she can easily accomplish. Catch Rochelle and the rest of the Lady Saints Basketball team at their next home game on Friday December 8th against the Uni­ versity of Great Falls. D e m o c r a t s w i n t h e r a c e Students voted in much the same way as the rest of the country, choosing Democrats By L.T.F. LARSEN Prospector Staff Writer Larsen In a recent study conducted on the Carroll College campus, results show that nearly 60 percent of the student body voted in the 2006 Senatorial and House elec­ tions. Of this sixty percent, those voting for the Democrats outweighed the Republican vot­ ers by a margin of only 10 per­ cent. The results of the Carroll College poll mirror those found elsewhere in the state. John Tester (D) beat the incumbent Conrad Bums (R) by a slight margin of 2847 votes; Tester pulled in a total of 198,302 (49 percent) votes while Bums received 195,455 (48 percent) votes from the populous. Tester’s 53 percent victory over Bums and the Re­ publican party placed Montana among a slue of states turned Democrat for the first time in a decade. Included among these states are Colorado, Maryland, and Arkan­ sas. The change from red to blue, elephant to ass, came as a result of the heavy is­ sues presented in this election as well as the low popularity of our nations president and the scandals here on the home front. According to many Carroll College students, the differences between Tester and Bums became simply dichotic, a difference be­ tween good and evil. Mike Nania, a Carroll College senior stated, “The horrific television ads por­ trayed Bums as a money launder­ ing scoundrel, Tester just seemed like the lesser of two evils.” Tester seemed to draw Montana’s sup­ port with his campaign asset “Isn’t it time Washington looked a little more like Montana?” and Carroll College seems to agree. Other issues in this year’s election were not as equally bal­ n To sin by silence when they should protest, makes cowards of men — Abraham Lincoln f f anced among the Carroll College community. Nearly 60 percent of students polled agreed with the new increase in minimum wage, however, a dramatic 70 percent of Carroll’s community agreed to not supporting gay marriage. Further, nearly all of those polled, or 95 percent, agreed that a new ap­ proach to the war in Iraq is imme­ diately necessary. When asked what the most im­ portant issue in this year’s election was, Kevin Taylor (D) responded “Moving America Forward.” This then begs the question as to the definition of forward progress. Through the ban of gay marriage are we as a community not hin­ dering the progress of the free human being so overtly broadcast in American society? Results seem to indicate fear as the most dominate and influential factor in this year’s election; the fear of the homosexual, the fear of poverty, and the fear of losing, or admitting to losing, a war. Newly elected speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi stated concerning the Demo­ cratic victory, “We will not disappoint.” Yet, if the Democrats do not succeed in calming the politi­ cal storm present in America, who will Americans then turn to? As the future is only speculative, the change of the Senate from a Republican- run government to a nation dominated by Demo­ crats (51 Democratic Senators, 49 Republican) seems to paint a bright outlook. This outlook must then be supported by measures in congress, how Democrats vote concerning these measures, and how accurate this voting comes in response to such lofty promises as Pelosi’s. As Carroll College student Francis Leonard states, “’To sin by silence when they should protest, makes cowards of men.’ Abraham Lincoln said that. Voting is our voice, our fist.” Carroll seems to See DEMOCRATS, Page 16 Friday, December 8 ,2 0 0 6 Volume 90, No 3

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