1. Coaster (For drinks... not riding)
2. Lap Warmer
3. Paperweight
4. Pillow
5. Door Stop
6. Table Prop
7. Umbrella
8. Bleacher Seat
9. Tennis Racquet
10. Food Warmer

-Who sleeps with his shoes on?
A: a horse

-Why do fish live in saltwater?
A: because they’re allergic to (Dr.?)pepper

-What did Sheila say after cheering at the Kentucky Derby?
A: my voice is hoarse

-Why did the hockey player refuse to play for dinner
A: Cause he was a cheap skate

-Why did cookie go to the doctor
A: cause he was feeling crummy

-What animal has the best sense of time?
A: A watch dog

-How did the telephone propose to his girlfriend?
A: He gave her a ring

-Why couldn’t the dog get the apple?
A: cause he was barking up the wrong tree


Remember when Backstreet came back? The days were filled with Cartoon Network featuring quality shows like “Cow and Chicken” and “Johnny Bravo?” The future seemed so bright while playing “Goldeneye” and “Mario Kart 64” for the first times. Meanwhile, your younger siblings were watching “Teletubbies” and dancing the Macarena. Your older sister went and saw “Titanic” 30 million times, but even that couldn’t compare with her obsession with cult classics like “American Beauty” – she used to be a Barbie Girl. Even so, 1997 was a good year. Your dad loved his palm pilot; your mother loved “Dharma and Greg.” But, you knew what parenting was all about; you had a Tamagotchi. However, 1997 was also a “Bitter Sweet Symphony.” Pierce Brosnan had to act because tomorrow never died. But, plane movies were either a forced one or a con. This was the year of “Batman and Robin” and Robin Williams with some sort of green goop. You’re not all by yourself though. We all lived through it together. We faced it like “Hercules” really. We got knocked down, but we got up again. We looked up to “Good Will Hunting” “Always and Forever.” Then again, “If It Makes You Happy” you could jump through a “Stargate” to find the “Fifth Element.” You could even spice it up if you weren’t too daft. I believed I could fly.


Desserts are the best. One of my favorite desserts is chocolate cheesecake. It is delightfully creamy, exceptionally rich, and reasonably easy to make. The traditional way to make cheesecake is to make it in a spring form pan, however for those who are not pampered chefs, you can just cook your cheesecake in two pie pans.
1 ¼ crushed graham crackers
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 ¼ cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons flour
3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 container (8 oz.) sour cream
½ cup Hershey’s Cocoa
3 eggs
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then mix your graham crackers and butter and press mixture down into your spring form or pie pan. Beat the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. Add the vanilla and sour cream and mix until consistent. Put in the cocoa and the flour and mix on low to avoid a large mess. Add the eggs and mix well. Pour batter into your pan(s) and put in the oven.
Cheesecakes can be a little tricky when it comes to baking them. To start out, bake for 50 minutes, but before you take the cheesecake out, make sure that the center does not look wet. If it looks wet, then it is not done and should be put in for five to ten minute increments until only the very center looks different than the rest. Take out your cheesecake, set it on a wire rack or pot holder, and then take a metal knife, and gently loosen the cake from the side of the pan. Cool completely and then refrigerate for four to six hours. Do not worry if your cheesecake splits as this is very common. Enjoy!

Emily Eckstein • guest writer

I began running competitively when I was six years old, did track and cross country in high school, and this fall ran the Terre Haute Blue’s At the Crossroads Half Marathon. If you are like me, by this time of year you’ve laced up your running shoes and headed out the door for more than a few runs. Some of you may be novice runners while others may be marathoners, but it is always a good idea to brush up on Running Safety 101 before heading out the door. I have found over my years of running that there are nine good safety tips to run by:
1. Know the Area: You should know the area you run and feel safe in that area, or go back to an area in which you feel safe. Always know your route, or you’ll end up taking a longer run than you planned (or even get lost). Avoid unpopulated areas, areas with poor lighting, busy traffic areas, etc.
2. Be Alert and Aware: Know what is going on around you. If you don’t hear a car coming or see another runner, you could end up in an accident.
3. Run Against Traffic: This is the smartest way to run on the road. If you don’t, you might end up as road kill. It enables you to see cars that are coming and plan in advance for traffic.
4. Look Both Ways Before Crossing the Street: I may sound like your mother here, but it is crucial if you are running on the road or trail. Other people may not see you, so be on the lookout for them.
5. No iPods: Or other distractions. Refer to Safety Tip #2: Be alert and aware. If you are on a treadmill, then an iPod is okay, but definitely not on the road, where you should be watching out for vehicles and other pedestrians.
6. Wear Reflective Material: Especially if you are running at dawn, dusk, or night. It helps you stand out so others can see you. Plus, you can find it in fun, bold colors.
7. Run with a Friend: Running with a friend can motivate you and provide safety in numbers. Try running with your dog if all your friends are too busy, but never run at night alone.
8. Take Some Form of ID: Running enthusiasts should take some form of ID with them on runs. It’s easy to get a RoadID, just check it out online. Include your full name, your home address, an emergency contact, any allergies, and your blood type.
9. Tell Someone Your Route: Or leave a note. This way, if you don’t show up in a reasonable amount of time, someone can go looking for you.
If you are looking for more safety information or information about running in general, check out the Road Runners’ Club of America online. Here at dear ol’ Rose I have found that the Heritage Trail, Hawthorne Park, the SRC, the William Welch Outdoor Track on campus, Deming Park, and the roads around campus (minus Wabash Ave.) are all great places to go running. So get out there, join all those people populating Heritage Trail every afternoon, and run safely.


The Rose-Hulman men’s tennis team will make an appearance at the HCAC Tournament in Indianapolis this weekend after clinching a spot with a win over Manchester University last Saturday. They would also add their ninth win in 11 matches with a 9 – 0 victory at Mount St. Joseph on Sunday.
The Rose-Hulman duo of Ben Paras and Devon Fritz completed the season with a 15 – 2 record at No. 1 doubles. With one more win, the pair will tie Rose-Hulman’s single-season win record. Entering the tournament on a hot streak, No. 4 and No. 5 singles players Matthew Conrad and Eric Teeman have respectively won nine of their last 10 competitive matches.
The squad finished the regular season with a 10 – 7 record and were 6 – 3 in the HCAC, concluding their 16th consecutive year with a winning record. As a No. 4 seed in the conference tournament, the Engineers will face No. 5 seed Hanover College at 9 am on Saturday. The Panthers will be looking for revenge, as the Engineers defeated Hanover by a score of 5 – 4 back on Mar. 23.
The winner of that matchup will then have to contend with the No. 1 seed Earlham College in the second round of the six-team, single elimination tournament. Earlham finished a perfect 9 – 0 in conference matches to claim the top spot in the tournament. The championship match is set for 10 a.m. on Sunday. The HCAC Tournament winner will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on May 20 – 22.

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