Vol. 40, Issue 5

March 06, 2012

Online exclusives at www.thesuflyer.com

Editorial The dark side of late

campus hours Later campus hours are a

hassle for student workers.

See PAGE 4

Gull Life

The quest for food: As the clock strikes 10, most dining businesses close their

doors to customers.

See PAGE 5


Track & field wins big at meet

honoring late coach Team picks up 14 combined wins and four top-three finishes to honor fallen

teammate and coach, Lloyd Sigler. See PAGE 7

No more | Selling class notes online,

_ policy says

BY ERIN TRAYLOR Editor-in-Chief

Salisbury University has banned students from selling their class notes without permission from the professor to online note-sharing websites such as Notehall.com.

The amendment to the intellectual property section of the school’s ac- ademic integrity policy became ef- fective Saturday.

“Tt’s not an issue of one individual student sharing class notes; that happens all the time,” said Associ ate Provost Melanie Perreault.

The issue is that selling a profes- sor’s notes is considered “The Mis appropriation of Property.”

Junior Cotter Johnston said he agrees that the information pro-


vided by professors is their prop- erty.

“They put in the work to prepare the lecture or PowerPoint,” John ston said. “(Selling the content) is like stealing their work.”

Adversely, sophomore Sam Kherdeen said he disagrees with the policy.

“T think it’s a stupid policy, be cause ultimately it will help other those notes,”

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Each semester, improvements are made to Salisbury University academics, and next fall is no ex- ception.

One of the most note-worthy changes will bte the opening of SU’s gram—the Doctor of Nursing

first-ever doctoral pro- Practice.

Recently, hospitals have been encouraging their staff to pursue further training because patients fare better under a highly-edu- cated staff. The program will train nurses to be leaders in the ad- vancing world of healthcare.

The DNP is a post-Master de- gree program that is expected to take three years for a student to complete. Graduates of the pro gram will be prepared to work at the highest level of nursing prac- tice,

“(The DNP] provides the theo- retical and practice-based knowl- edge for nurses in advanced practice roles to be leaders in healthcare,” said Mary Parsons, program director. “It will prepare nursing leaders to better manage the demands of our increasingly complex patients and health care system.”

The program’s ultimate goal is to improve patient care by im- proving nurses’ skills. To achieve this goal, students will master the use of technologies, which can in- crease the quality and safety of patient care. Students will also learn to translate research into practical application, as well as gaining the skills to navigate com- plex healthcare systems.

Nurses from all over Delmarva have expressed interest in the pro- gram.

“Many of (the nurses) are fa-

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Dorms go to Freshmen

St Martin to house only freshmen while highrises get renovated.

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Freshman Rachel Lukasz leaves her apartment at St. Martin Hall Monday, on her way to class. She and all other upperclassmen will be unable to re-

turn to St. Martin Hall starting next semester. The highrise is set to become all-freshman housing, due to renovations in Chester and Choptank hall.


Upperclassmen that planned on living on-campus next semester will have to look elsewhere wher’ se- lecting their housing.

Starting next semester, St. Mar- tins Hall will be available to only freshmen. Chesapeake Hall will also begin opening their doors to freshmen, in addition to sopho- mores,

Before the economy or admis- sions office gets the blame for this change, a further look must be taken at the future renovations of the high rises.

The university had a plan to ren- ovate Chester and Choptank in two separate 10-week processes that would take place between May and August of this year. The buildings would be gutted and bids were needed for each step of the process

from different companies. Because this schedule was so compressed and aimed to be completed quickly, the bids were high.

In late December, the university came to agreement that in order to “decompress” this tight schedule, they would need to turn this into a six-month process.

Despite the drastic change, not everyone is bitter.

“T would love to live on campus again but it’s no big deal,” said Je- remy Reed, junior Chesapeake res- ident. “I feel like I’m stealing someone’s opportunity, and I want the experience of living off cam- pus as well.”

Giving underclassmen this op- portunity is the true motive behind all of this change. It is the Housing Department’s main commitment to house freshmen.

“J think it’s messed up,” said Christian Tayler, senior Chesapeake

resident. “People who were inter- ested in living in these buildings were told they could stay here all four years and now they can’t. I just wish they would have planned a lit- tle better.” itera

The university didn’t leave all of the upperclassmen in the cold with- out a blanket though. Around 100 seniors still reside on-campus and were all invited to the off-campus job fair.

“Sadly these changes had to af- fect not only upcoming seniors, but juniors also,” said Dave Gustoskey, Director of Housing and Resi dence Life. “The timing here is much different than we expected. We had to inform students about this change much later than we wanted to.”

Because the economy has boosted, these contracting bids have become much more pricy. The traditional halls were renovated at a

much more depleting economic time, making their bids lower, as these contracting companies needed business.

“New students need these re- sources. With age comes independ- ence, and a desire to live off-campus,” said Dane Foust, In- terim Vice President of Student Affairs. “We had to shift gears quickly, and both students and fac- ulty are frustrated. I would rather have time to do it the right way than rush though it all and bear dis- appointing results.”

Choptank will be renovated first, between the months of June 2012 and January 2013. Chester will be the next building to receive a restoration between January and June of 2013. Whiting-Turner will ‘be the contracting company behind both halls,

Tornado warning spins confusion



The emergency sirens at Salis- bury University’s campus went off at around 4:35 p.m. on Feb. 24 and the students braced themselves for something they may have not been used to; a tornado warning,

Students and faculty were scram- bling around campus looking for shelter and taking cover from the hazard that was approaching, The panic and worry did not last long though, as the National Weather Service issued an “all clear” notifi- cation to all students only 10 min- utes later.

“The biggest challenge was calm- ing the residents down because not many knew where they were sup- posed to go,” said St. Martin Hall resident advisor Shanita Williams.

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It was reported that a tornado had touched down near Hebron, Md., about eight miles west of Sal- isbury, but no evidence of this can be found on the Internet and the National Weather Service was not available for this story.

Whether or not there was a tor- nado, University Police handled the situation just like they would any emergency.

“We got the notice from (the Na- tional Weather Service) that they sighted a tornado in Wicomico County, so we sent out a radio alert to the campus,” SU Police lieu- tenant Brian Waller said. “Our pro-

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Salisbury has seen some incredi- bly strange weather over the last month, so it seems fitting that there would be a tornado warning in the same week as a snow storm. The Eastern Shore typically doesn’t get a lot of tornadoes, so the news of one in the area can set off a lot of panic because not many are equipped for one.

It goes to show that no matter where you live, you always need to be prepared for severe weather be- cause it can strike at any time.

“T think they [University Police] took the right steps with this,” Williams said. “At least we will be more prepared the next time there is a tornado.”








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Note selling became an issue in Au- gust when students began receiving emails from Notehall and similar web- sites, asking them to sell their class notes.

There has only been one infraction against the new policy so far, Perreault said.

One SU student was found advertising Notehall’s services on Campus Bulletin.

“The student genuinely didn’t know

that this was a violation,” Perreault said,

2/27/2012 5:00-6:00 p.m. THEFT

Student reported the theft of per- sonal property from an unsecured locker in the Maggs Gym men's locker room.

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miliar with SU’s nursing faculty, and some have attended SU in the past,” Parsons said.

2/28/2012 - 2/29/2012 3:45-4:00 p.m. THEFT Pemberton Apothecary (Seagull Square) reported a theft of property. Criminal charges are pending for an SU student.

Because many applicants already hold jobs as registered nurses (R.N.s), the program is designed around a working person’s schedule. Courses combine online and classroom learning, as well as individual planning based on per- sonal goals. It is recommended for stu- dents to take two classes per semester,

2/29/2012 so that their coursework does not in-

1:00 p.m. terfere with their job responsibilities. MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION Other aspects of the program that OF PROPERTY appeal to Eastern Shore nurses is its

low tuition rates and its close proximity.

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the exterior walls of Holloway Hall. partment of Nursing, envies the op- portunity.

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The DNP is the highest degree a nurse can earn, and all nurses are en- couraged to take part in the program. Completion of the program will give nurses an edge in their field as well as

3/1/2012 arming them with the skills they need 4:45-7:00 p.m. for success. As if that weren’t motiva- THEFT tion enough, the first nurses to com-

plete the program will go down in history as the first people to earn a doc- torate degree at SU.

Student reported the theft of a bike component from her bicycle that was secured to the Maggs Gym bike rack.

3/1/2012 -3/2/2012 10:00 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY Staff member reported vandalism on the exterior walls of Devilbiss Hall



property management 200 E. Church Street, Salisbury, MD 21801

adding that the violation was treated as an “educational moment” because SU had not yet written the policy against it.

The consequences for selling a pro- fessor’s notes without permission will vary depending on the severity of the case and whether there are multiple in- fractions.

The policy appears on page 25 of the Student Code of Conduct, which is available online at http://www:salis- bury.edu/judicialaffairs /code.html.

Applications for the fall 2012 semester are due by May 1.

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Briefly Stated


The second annual Pork in the Park Cornhole Tournament will be held on April 22, 2012 at Winterplace Park in Salis- bury, MD.

Come play in this ACA sanctioned event, with over $500 up for grabs in prize money.

This is a 2 person team only event with a three game guarantee. Tournament format consists of 2 games of pool play and single elimination thereafter.

Cost of registration is $30, and each regis- tered team member will receive a 16 oz com- memorative cornhole tournament cup.

Beer will be sold to those 21 and older.

Pork in the Park’s main objective is to pro- vide a competitive yet friendly atmosphere for contestants and spectator for the Second Annual Pork in the Park Cornhole Tourna- ment.

For more information please contact Bren- dan Palmer: brpalmer90@gmail.com


A newer technology which is more accu- rate, convenient and comfortable is available at Student Health Services. The new test eliminates urethral swabs for our male stu- dents.

The test requires a urine sample only. The urine sample will screen for the two most common bacterial STDs in the United States, Chlamydia and gonorrhea.

It is important to be screened for these tests periodically because infections can be present without any symptoms. As many as 50% of men and 75% of women who have Chlamydia never have symptoms! If de- tected early enough, these can be success- fully treated and cured. If an infection is present but not detected, they can lead to problems (such as infertility, painful pelvic infections, or scarring) which may become permanent, as well as being able to spread the infection to any future partners.

“We hope this new technology will en- courage more men to be screened,” said Jen- nifer Berkman, Director of Student Health Services. “We tend to see fewer men than women accessing care and hope that by of- fering less invasive screening procedures it will remove a barrier that may prohibit men from being screened”, she added.

The cost of the screening remains low at $15.

You may make an appointment through your Gullnet account or by calling Student Health Services at 410-543-6262.

Allow 40 minutes for the scheduled ap- pointment. Patients should not urinate for at least one hour prior to the sample being col- lected. Please specify the reason for the visit when making the appointment so that the appropriate amount of time needed will be scheduled.



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- Gaven Parker, junior

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Salisbury University hosted the Spring General Job and Internship Fair last week.

There were plenty of employers who showed up to participate in the job fair. If you are like many other students on campus you might be

"They should stop teasing and hating on the way they act." - Roxana Chin, freshman

asking yourself “what is the point?”

The point is, regardless of what the news is saying about how bad the job market is, or how it seems to re- bound and then become bad again, there is hope. Every employer that attended the job fair was looking for candidates to hire.

After attending the job fair myself, I realized that there really is a chance of obtaining a job after college. However, it was clear after talking to many of the employers there that only certain job fields are hiring.

A majority of the employers were hiring for sales positions, account- ing, internships or just general busi- ness positions. If your major or minor fits into one of these cate- gories, then you can consider your- self in fair shape for a job.

"Students should stop judging based on the way others dress." - Alex Arias, freshman

If you are going to have an even better shot you have to get some ex- perience. Of course you're asking yourself how you can get experience

After attending the job fair myself, | realized that there really is a chance of obtaining a job after college.

when nobody will hire you. The truth of the matter is, you’re going to have to suck it up and take a non- paid internship.

"They should stop hating based

on first impressions."

- Marissa Powell, sophomore

It will not be the most glorious in- ternship in the world; in fact, it may even be undesirable. If you can put that aside and go through with it, that will get you the experience that employers are looking for.

This doesn’t mean you should go run Out to your soup kitchen and volunteer because that won’t do a stinking thing. At least put some ef- fort into finding an internship that works along with what you are try- ing to do with your life.

If you are having trouble locating an internship, go to career services and they can help you. So overall, the fact of the matter is that there are jobs out there, Nobody is going to hand them to you unless you make some sacrifices. Trust me when I say it will be worth your efforts.

Study (mis)guides Why not to take a professor's study guide at face value


Over the years I have seen many rally signs and bumper stickers say- ing “I vote Pro-Life.”

I always wonder to myself how that is possible since there are very few candidates for any office who fit all the requirements necessary to label themselves as pro-life.

When most people hear the term pro-life, they associate it with being anti-abortion. While this is true, most people seem to forget that being pro-life requires more than just being anti-abortion. It means being anti-capital punishment and anti-war as well.

Being anti-abortion is a require- ment for being able to label yourself pro-life. Abortion stops a beating heart. It prevents a fetus from be- coming a person, and sometimes we seem to forget that all of us were once fetuses.

No matter how you look at it, abortion is killing a living thing. While I do believe some exceptions can be made if a pregnancy is caused by a rape or if a mother’s life is in danger because of a pregnancy, it should not be permissible for someone to kill their unborn baby simply because they are “not ready for a baby.”

However, there are a number of politicians who label themselves pro-life that give a bad name to the term life.

Presidential candidate Rick Santo-

rum considers himself the ultimate pro-life politician. Sorry Rick, but you do not fit all of the require- ments necessary for being pro-life.

While Santorum is very anti-abor- tion, he is an ardent supporter of the death penalty. I do not under- stand how somebody can label themselves pro-life when they sup- pert a practice that has the word deathan it. ¥ :

Rick Santorum also opposes, end- ing the war in Afghanistan and actu- ally supports sending our soldiers back to Iraq. Permitting our soldiers to be killed in pointless wars is not something a person who considers himself pro-life should support.

Rick Santorum lost-his senate seat in 2006 to Bob Casey Jr., who is an anti-abortion Democrat. Santorum lost to the real pro-life candidate in that senate race.

Former presidential candidate Rick Perry also considers himself pro-life. When it comes to support- ing life, this Rick has the same prob- lem as the other Rick. Perry is also an ardent supporter of the death penalty and pointless wars.

When Perry was running for pres- ident, he actually bragged about the number of executions performed while he was governor of Texas. More executions occurred under Rick Perry’s watch than any other United States governor in modern history.

Since a majority of Democratic candidates for office are pro-choice, true pro-life politicians are few and far between. My advice to the peo- ple who say they vote pro-life would be to not let anti-abortion politics determine who they vote for all the time.

Anti-abortion Democrats (who do exist) and anti-death penalty and anti-war Republicans (who also exist) are politicians who are able to wear the pro-life label proudly.

BY PETE HICKS Editorial Editor

Studying for a test is always a chal- lenge. You have to decide what part of your assigned texts are actually worth reading, if your notes are good enough and how much time to spend looking everything over be- fore you have to go take the exam it- self.

One thing that most students don’t think about until it is too late is whether or not their notes and study guides are valid. As a college student you must always be prepared for the unexpected on tests.

Professors can structure their tests however they want. That means that they can give you questions on things that they only briefly men- tioned in class. Sometimes the topic in question was never mentioned in class at all and was solely a part of the reading.

The best way to deal with this problem, short of actually reading the text, is to skim the major points of the text and look up the terms you don’t understand online. To avoid missing something on the test because it was only briefly stated in

class you should try and write down everything the professor writes down or shows on a PowerPoint slide. If they took the time to write it down then they will probably ref- erence back to it later.

Normally students would be ad- vised to look toward their study guides for help. However, study guides can be a cruel trick that pro- fessors play on students.

A professor is in no way bound to their study guide. Just because they made it to help you for the test does not mean that everything on the test is represented on the study guide. Blindly believing what the professor tells you to study is a surefire way to end up confused on test day.

And if you complain about it then you just look stupid. The professor is under no obligation to tell you what they are testing on and if you didn’t know the information then you're just screwed.

The only way to deal with a sneaky study guide is to take a lot of notes. Read the study guide and then read through all of the notes you have taken for the specific test. The guide will help you understand what sub- jects to take special note of, but reading all of the notes will at least give you a decent background on the things you could face on the test.

Never take a professor’s notes or study guide at face-value because you don’t know all of the sources they have drawn from to create their questions. Always prepare yourself for a test and you may survive it un- scathed.

The pros and cons of being a super senior

BY ABIGAIL COLBY Party Girl Problems Columnist

Every year without fail, some late summer day turns into borderline chaos as hundreds of SUVs flood the high-rise parking lot. ,

Excited freshmen hurry giddily around their new homes, and despite the fact that this has a tendency to cause a few obstacles for current stu- dents trying to get around, it’s hard not to feel just a little excited for the students beginning their college ca-


While the university works hard to admit as many new freshmen as pos- sible for the fall semesters, it seems that as more and more students are being invited to attend Salisbury, less and less are willing to leave.

Whether it’s due to a major change, the addition of a minor or simply not doing as “well as you had hoped” in a few classes, it seems al- most everyone has an excuse to stay an extra semester or year, taking on the coveted “super senior” status.

As tempting as it can be to cling to that one extra year of college and ig- nore the reality of the real world, know that taking five years to com- plete an undergraduate degree can have its downsides as well.

Even if this time is genuinely used to “enrich” yourself in whatever your atea of study is and “evaluate” your future goals, a simple equation by a prospective employer will quickly reveal that it took five years

for you to earn the same degree much of your competition was able to earn in four, and could bring forth a few skeptical questions regarding your career ambitions and depend- ability in the workplace.

Regardless of a super senior’s pro- jected success in the job market, or lack thereof, it is also important to examine how the college social scene changes once one becomes a super senior.

While hitting on freshman was ac- cepted and even encouraged at age 19 or 20, once one hits 23 or 24 it becomes less cunning and more creepy; not to mention potentially il- legal. And while pitch-black crowded dance parties are essentially a ham- mered freshman boy’s equivalent to heaven, it may be hard to embrace them in the same way after four years of tiding the house party train.

That being said, one benefit of being a super senior is that you have more than likely reached the age of

legal consumption, making for an extra year of taking on the college bar scene in all of its glory. Perhaps that is something to fully appreciate before making the jump to bars in areas such as Federal Hill and Georgetown, where the scene is geared toward young professionals, and the drink prices reflect these in- tentions.

The rising rate of super seniors even has an effect on the school it- self. Many students who are able to graduate on time find it difficult to reserve a space in the classes they need to finish up their major re- quirements, causing even more stu- dents to stay longer than expected.

All things considered, it seems that despite the temptation of another low-stress year and the opportunity to improve one’s GPA, becoming a super senior will more than likely prove to be a little less super and a little more stressful than expected.






From crushes to break-ups: how to navigate relationships with coworkers

Chapter 4

We’ve all had a crush on a coworker be- fore.

I can admit it, and so should you. The ques- tion is; did it end up going anywhere? How'd it work out?

If you’re anything like me then it might have started to go somewhere, and then didn’t work out.

I’ve had a job, at least on the weekends, since I came to good ol’ SU. Currently, I work for an undisclosed organization on campus during the week and at a bar on the weekends.

I’ve had a lot of coworkers over the years, a few were even lucky enough to hang out with me outside of work. The tricky part about coworker relationships comes after you and her have decided “I like you, you like me, let’s make out.”

There’s only two directions you can take it from there.

Option one is to go public, not necessarily advertise it, but don’t be afraid to tell your buddies that you and what’s-her-name went out the other night. Of course they'll ask if you had sex, and try to be vague, that’s always the best route.

Option two is the opposite; keep it all a se- cret. Have a casual conversation with her at work, but don’t say too much because you never know who is watching. Maybe go the extra mile and announce “T’ll see ALL of you next weekend” as you're leaving after you’re shift. Even though the two of you have plans for later that night.

The problem is, everyone always finds out. I’ve been in situations where a girl and I did- n't discuss whether or not we were going to keep it secret. So she told everyone. As I lost interest in her, our “relationship-or-whatever” became everyone’s problem because she was probing all my friends for information.

I’ve sat down with another girl (at a differ- ent bar) and agreed to keep it on the down low and that’s where it remained, until some of our work friends saw us out together,

As | lost interest in her, our “relationship-or- whatever” became everyone’s problem

because she was probing all my friends for information.

which jump-started the rumor mill.

Don’t let my tales of misfortune stop you from going after that girl you’ve had your eye on! Both of these girls were a lot of fun to hang out with before it got weird.

I suggest you meet as many people you can while in college. After all, college is all about meeting people, right? Meeting people and having sex with them.


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The dark side of late hours

“When asked what she (library employee, Nicole Bishop) would do if she was told she had to work until 2a.m., she said she would quit her job.”


With the new Blackwell Library and Guer- rieri University Center hours enacted on March 1, some students may be happy that they have more late-night study options, but others may find the hours unfair.

Although the extended hours of Blackwell Library and Fireside Lounge have attracted some attention, the hidden consequences for student employees have been largely ignored.

The information desk in the GUC 1s staffed exclusively by students here at SU, and the library also has student employees that work alongside their fulltime faculty. The students at the GUC information desk were given no say in the decision to extend the hours of Fireside Lounge, and were sim- ply told that some of them would need to work until 2 a.m.

“Tr’s crazy that the hours started in the middle of the semester,” said one informa- tion desk employee who wishes to remain anonymous to avoid backlash from their em- ployer.

Perhaps the most disconcerting aspect of the hours change is that no one seems to know who enacted it. There seems to be a general consensus that it was an “executive decision,” and so far no particular individual or department has stepped forward to accept responsibility for the change.

This leaves students, especially student em- ployees, in a situation where they have no re- course if they disagree with the new hours.

“T think the new hours are a disadvantage to students who work in GUC. It cuts our study hours and doesn’t add anything pro

ductive for the student body,” said another

information desk employee. “The new hours for the library are understandable because it is a productive environment, and they have full-time employees who aren’t students.”

The new hours that student employees may be asked to work are in stark contrast with other university policies, such as the one stating that student employees cannot work in excess of 20 hours per week to ensure they have time to focus on their studies.

Many seem to understand the extension of library hours, but not the hours of the GUC.

“J think the new hours are a good idea,” said graduate student and library employee Nicole Bishop.

Bishop said the hours won't affect her though, as she won't be working until 2 a.m.

“T’m never up past 10:30,” Bishop said.

When asked what she would do if she was told she had to work until 2 a.m., she said she would quit her job.

“From what I understand, students in the GUC were asked to sign up for hours,” said associate vice president of student affairs Dane Foust. “It is my understanding that stu- dents with early morning classes were not being asked...to close the building.”

In fact, students were not asked to sign up for the night hours, but he is right about one thing; students with classes earlier than 11 a.m. are not currently being asked to work the night shift, a limit that will hopefully stay in place.

When changes to building hours are made, the administrative body making the final de- cision should be required to take into ac- count the effects that the change will have on all members of this campus, especially the students it is supposed to be serving,

The Pope and why he is important


Some people think that the pope is nothing

~but-a joke, fraud-oreven a hypocrite.

But I would like to set the record straight. Pope Benedict XVI was an adolescent when World War II wrought havoc upon the world, and like so many others was forced to join Hitler’s Youth to stay alive. I am personally friends with a young woman whose father

was forced to do the very same thing during World War I.

So the pope joining Hitler’s Youth is not a horrible thing; it was so that he would not die. I cannot imagine anyone else blaming him for wanting to live. What I find inspiring is that he had the strength to resist the Nazi regime and stay true to himself.

He did not let them bring him down or control him with their desire to kill and their hatred, but he let his love and compassion for people grow so much that he decided to be- come a priest to serve others.

I think what we have to focus on is that while it is hard to fight for the things we be- lieve in, it is much harder to fight for some- thing that you do not believe in.

The pope asked the Catholics of Africa to not use contraceptives because they are Catholic. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, which states everything a Catholic believes and why, says that all Catholics do not believe in contraceptives (#2399 and


Catholics believe that sex is used only for creating life, and if you do not want the con- sequences of creating life then do not have sex. It is not the pope’s fault, or other priests’ fault, for the spread of AIDS.

If the people of Africa do not have sex then they will not spread the disease; it is their own choice if they chose