The Cauldron, Issue 9, Spring 2011

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    Viking Expe


    SGA Proposes Language to Reform Funding

    My Name Is Asher Lev Reviewed

    IllumiNation:Crisis in Libya & Japan

    By dan STanTon

    By Samah aSSad

    By niCole harriS

    By reid may

    Softball Goes 4-1 at Weekend Invitational

    Paul Review Page 10

    SB5 Call To ActionPage 14

    Kasich on Ohio Page 4

  • Book Looks Page 10

    Concert Picks Page 10

    Paul Review Page 10

    Local Comedian Releases Stand-Up CD Page 11

    Noise Inspectors Page 11

    Pokmon Black and White Review Page 12

    The Complete Works of Shakespeare Review Page 13

    My Name Is Asher Lev Review Page 13

    SGA Reforms Funding Process Page 3

    Greek Council Hosts School Supply Drive Page 3

    Gov. Kasich Delivers State Address Page 4

    Weekly Events Calendar Page 4

    SGA Prepares for Elections Page 5

    SB5 Call to Action Page 14

    May 21st is the End of the World Page 15

    IllumiNation: Crises in Libya and Japan Page 16

    Fabulous Fashion: Salon Tips Page 16


    The Cauldron prints according to sound journalistic principles of accuracy,

    accountability, integrity and transparency--with a recognition of press freedom and

    student expression. It shall remain an unbiased forum in order to represent the entire campus


    Mission stateMent on The Cover

    arts & entertainMent

    Scott Wyant measures his cut a second time, before working the saw on Viking Expeditions

    spring 2011 trip to Mobile, Ala. The Cauldrons Meredith Horrigan joined 18 other participants on the trip, and takes you

    there with a special photo feature.

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    Cauldron meetings are held every Monday on the third floor of the

    student center, room 339 (dept. of Student Life).

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    The Cauldron welcomes and en-courages student feedback. We can be reached via the above email, or in our offices on the fourth floor of the Cole Center (Chester & 30th).


    The StaffEditor-in-ChiefReid Jackson May

    Managing EditorAlexes SpencerNews EditorKristen Mott

    Arts & Entertainment EditorBen Gifford

    Sports EditorMeredith Horrigan

    Copy / Web EditorJustin Brenis

    Photography EditorJonathan Killstring Herzberger

    Graphic DesignerAndrew Treska

    Advertising ManagerJayson Gerbec

    Business ManagerAnne Werner

    Student Media & Web SpecialistDaniel Lenhart

    Faculty AdvisorDr. Edward Horowitz

    Staff WritersSamah Assad, Shanette Buford,

    Jon Conley, Ray Danner, Peggy Giavroutas, Ariana Johnson,

    Pete Lindmark, Kiel Shrefler,Brian Smith, Matt Stafford,

    Dan Stanton, Gabriella Tomaro, Meredith Traxler, Kevin Vargo

    Baseball Loses; Record Drops to 4-12 Page 6

    Softball Goes 4-1 at Weekend Invitational Page 6

    Womens Basketball Ends Season with Tough Loss Page 7

  • Students who want a say in how their general fee dollars are distributed to student organizations can do so at an open forum tomorrow.

    Eli Auerbach, Student Government Association treasurer and finance committee chair, along with other committee members, will be present to explain and answer questions about how the committee dis-tributes funds.

    More importantly, Auerbach and the committee will discuss the committees ballot initiative for the 2011 election. The initiative will give students the opportunity to vote on how funds are distributed to student organizations. Specifically, the ballot language for the 2011 elections will be discussed so it can be finalized and voted upon by the senate at their March 25 meeting.

    According to Auerbach, there have been com-

    plaints regarding the way the finance committee dis-tributes money; particularly, the lack of student input. Auerbach hopes the initiative, and the 2011 election, will prove students concerns are taken into consider-ation when money is distributed to organizations.

    Those who attend the forum can expect to hear, and speak on, the three choices to be put on the ballot.

    The first option will require SGA to devise and implement a funding formula, free of bias toward any student organization. SGA will require organiza-tions to be accountable for their funding. This option is preferred by the finance committee, because it will ensure the fairest distribution of funds, said Auerbach.

    The second option to be on the ballot will be an equal distribution of funds to all organizations. Fund-ing would be determined by dividing all available funds by the number of student organizations.

    This option will not take anything else into consideration, such as the number of members in the groups or the scope of the groups activities. Auerbach said such a system would give an organization of five members the same amount of money as a group of 20 or more.

    The third option for students to vote on is a reim-bursement system. Organizations would have to spend their own money on their events, and then apply to be

    reimbursed by the finance committee. Auerbach said a drawback to this option is that groups who cannot afford what they need will have no recourse for their funding.

    Auerbach said the forum is being held because the finance committee wants and needs feedback from the student body. Auerbach hopes the committees willing-ness to hear students concerns will avoid situations

    such as the protest against the finance committee last semester. Auerbach described last semesters protest as misguided, and he noted that a former protester is now on the committee.

    The forum will take place Tuesday, March 22, be-tween noon and 1 p.m. in rooms SC 313/315. Refresh-ments will be provided.

    The SGA senate will meet Friday at 5 p.m. in room LB 242. All meetings are open to students.

    SGA Ballot Initiative Reforms Funding Process for Student OrgsStudents encouraged to voice opinions tomorrow at open forum in the student centerBy Dan Stanton, The Cauldron Staff Writer

    Anyone who grew up in the 90s will remember names such as Cory Matthews, Topanga Lawrence and Shawn Hunter. They will also be apt to remember Mr. Feeny, the beloved teacher from Boy Meets World who taught Cory and his friends important life lessons. Greek Council at Cleveland State is using this popular television figure to promote a fundraising campaign on campus.

    Greek Council will be collecting school supplies for the remaining month of March. We wanted to hold a philanthropy event that reached out to the community and was still relevant to the student body, said Kristen Kastel, a member of Greek Council. Donating school supplies to give young students the tools they need seemed like a good mix.

    When searching for a theme, Greek Council stumbled upon the Facebook event celebrating Mr. Feenys 84th birthday. Figuring this would be relatable to students on campus, they adopted the theme for the drive.

    Greek Council will set up donation tables on the second floor of the student center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    on March 23 and March 29. Collections will take place in Fenn Tower and Euclid Commons at 7:30 p.m. on March 22 and March 29.

    A birthday party for Mr. Feeny will be held on Thursday, March 31 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the MC atrium. Students can donate supplies, purchase

    baked goods from a bake sale and par-ticipate in birthday party games.

    That night a Boy Meets World watch party will be held at 7 p.m. in the Fenn Tower theatre. All students who donate supplies are welcome to attend.

    Greek Council is looking for paper, pens, pencils, highlight-ers, notebooks, folders and vari-ous other school supplies. We are taking whatever supplies

    anyone can give, notes Kastel. Were very appreciative of every donation.All the supplies will be donated to Cleveland pub-

    lic schools. Greek Council has hosted similar drives in the past, and hopes to continue fundraising in the future. We are hoping everything goes in a way that will allow us to hold the event next year, says Kastel.

    For more information, contact Kristen Kastel at

    Greek Council Uses Familiar TV Icon to Promote FundraiserBy Kristen Mott, The Cauldron News Editor

    William Daniels, the actor who portrays Mr. Feeny, celebrates his 84th birthday on March 31


    The committee wants and needs feedback from

    the student body.

    There have been complaints regarding the

    way the finance committee distributes money.

    3 March 21, 2011


  • Weekly Events Calendar

    By Kristen Mott, The Cauldron News Editor


    SGA finance committee forum from noon-1 p.m. in SC 313

    Movie screening of Invisible Children from 3-5 p.m. in MC



    Sigma Tau Gamma Ramen Noodle Cook-off from noon-3 p.m. in SC atrium

    Leadership skillbuilder from 3-4 p.m. in MC 102


    Womens History Month Read-In Day from noon-1 p.m. at the Michael

    Schwartz library


    SGA senate meeting at 5 p.m. in LB 242

    Islam poetry jam