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Robinson encourages students to live lives of significance

By: Samantha Maloy Assistant Editor

As a special event right before Fall Break, the Diamond Leadership series hosted a “Journey to Success” presentation Wednesday, Oct. 14. The keynote speaker was retired Brig. Gen. Ben T. Robinson, who attended RSC in 1980 and also met his wife here. Robinson retired from active duty in 2002, and is currently the Director for Education, Training and Workforce Development for the Oklahoma Aerospace Institute (OAI) and the Assistant to the President for the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM). In addition, Ben is also the

Owner/President of Sentry One LLC, an aerospace industry consulting company. Faculty, RSC students and a selected group of high school students were in attendance to hear Robinson speak in a conference room in the Communications Center. Robinson shared what he thought were important keys to success. He emphasized, though, that “these are what I believe [are keys]” and others may have differing opinions. Robinson pointed out that he felt a “Journey to Success” also means a “Journey to Significance,” as everyone searches for significance in his or her own life. He used the example of

being able to hear what people said about the life and accomplishments at a person’s funeral. What would be said? Would the life story be one of merely accumulating wealth, possessions, or accolades? Or instead, would the life be one of impacting other peoples’ lives for the better? As he continued, Robinson said, “Let’s make leadership a part of success.” He further simplified this point by saying that “leadership is about dealing with people,” and that important traits to have when dealing with people are character, competency, commitment, and courage. “The most important thing [in leadership] is es-

Retired Brigadier General Ben T. Robinson shares his secrets to success with students. (Photo by Danetta Butler)

tablishing trust,” Robinson said. Students seemed to feel the event was a success. Amanda Walter, student senate president said, “General Robinson did an amazing job and we were

honored to have him speak at a RSC event.” Legacy scholar freshman, Michael Nelson, agreed that it was “an overall great experience!”

Senate passes three resolutions Health and event planning top concerns

By: Miranda Liming

bility back on the students for their affairs.” RSC Student Senate CEAB would consist convened Tuesday after of one member from regpassing three resolutions. istered clubs on campus Resolution 006 brought and would convene on a to the table a new idea for bi-weekly basis. Each club student clubs to be more would also be granted 300 actively involved with camclub points per semester pus activity planning statfor participation. ing “that, RSC institute The student senate will have the last decision reStudent senate passed legislation garding all deResolution 002: Online comment box be added to cisions made D2L for students to submit ideas to senators by the CEAB. Resolution 003: Call boxes be maintained and periThis plan will odically checked by student senators for correct operabe implementtion ed during the Resolution 004: Toliet seat dispensers be placed in evSpring 2010 ery public restroom stall on campus academic seResolution 005: Enforcement of current 25-foot mester. smoking ban “The best Resolution 006: Creation of Campus Events Advisory leader delBoard egates other tasks to other Contributing Writer

and incorporate a Campus Events Advisory Board.” According to the resolution, this board, or CEAB, would plan events such as Raider Dayz, Halloween, and Springfest instead of the student senate doing it alone. Senator Chambers said, this is “ putting responsi-

people,” said Chambers in his closing argument. “[Senate] wants RSC to grow, and this will push up there.” Resolution 006 passed with five opposed and four abstained. Resolution 004 brought the issue of bathroom sanitary measures to the table. This resolution states “Whereas, current sanitary conditions at [RSC] are not suitable to defend against many diseases.” This measure was brought to the table in response to the H1N1 virus, which has already infected many faculty and students. Resolution 004 plans on outfitting RSC restrooms with toilet seat covers and dispensers in 184 stalls around campus.

“The Physical Plant will find the best and cheapest way to install these new toilet seat covers and dispensers,” said Senator Mark Sauerwald, co-author. “We’re looking at an estimated $13.02 base cost per dispenser.” This resolution passed unanimously. Resolution 005 proposed new guidelines for enforcing the 25-foot smoking ban near doors. The facts regarding this issue were unclear as of press time. Look for a follow-up regarding the resolution next issue. Any student senate resolution passed must be approved by the administration before change can be implemented.

Phi Theta Kappa Defines Paradox of Affluence Popular Culture Hammers Home Point

By: Samantha Maloy

Issues Lecture” series presentation on Wednesday, If you really stopped Oct. 7. Lesa Logue, presia moment and evaluated dent of Phi Theta Kappa, your house and all of your and Racheal Price, execubelongings, your car, down tive vice president of Phi to what was in your back- Theta Kappa, were the pack, could you objectively main presenters of “Defindecide between what you ing the Paradox of Affluabsolutely needed to sur- ence through Modern Pop vive and what was extra? Culture.” For most of us, that would A mouthful, no doubt, be a difficult task. but Logue and Price broke This challenge was the down the title and revealed topic of the latest “Great just how complex the definition of affluence can be. A paradox is an absurd or contradictory statement that is true. Affluence is not necessarily limited to monetary overflow; as Logue describes further, “You can also be affluent in health, possessions, happiness, Student presenter Lesa Logue explains affluence among other as a plentiful flow of anything including emo- things. You tions and monetary possessions. (Photo by Amber can have an Assistant Editor


affluence of sorrow.” So the paradox is, although we keep buying things and keep trying to improve ourselves, are we really ever happy? Are we satisfied with what we have accomplished? How come director, explains the philosophical point of view rewe have let so Toni Castillo, honors program garding the paradox of affluence. (Photo by Amber Loyd) many other They also discussed how outside factors determine were amazing. But they didn’t stop there. The other countries’ views of afour happiness? picture was then edited, fluence differ from AmeriLogue and Price estaband the finished product ca’ s view of affluence. That lished four criteria of affluence: monetary wealth, that ended up on a bill- tied in with their last point physical well-being, men- board was essentially of a of “What do you we actal stability, and spiritual woman that did not exist. tually need” because most contentment. With each This example of unattain- countries believe that as one, they used a clip from able beauty (along with long as you have shelter, a movie or other cultural many more examples) are food, and clothing, you are example to uncover the what we as a culture are wealthy. Price added that misconceptions about each inundated with as the only this is truly all we need, type of beauty to have, the along with friends and criteria. For example, they showed only type of success worth family, and education. Logue said that while a time-elapsed clip of a having. The most important consumerism isn’t bad, “regular” woman undergoing a makeover for a maga- thing, Logue and Price “without direction, we alzine photo shoot. The re- stated, was to be honest- ways think we need more.” “Where does it stop?” sults (after hours of work and be confident with who you are. Price asked. and many hands working)


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Senate legislation questionable Congratulations, student senate, you’ve done it again. You’ve taken a good idea and twisted it into a neat, nasty package. We are curious regarding exactly the thought process that is utilized to come up with ideas. On one hand, we have legislation that seeks to expand the powers of student senate and on the other, we have senators wanting to get out of their current responsibilities. We are really confused. Let’s examine two pieces of legislation to expand this idea. Resolution 003, an idea that would require Student Senate to formed a committee to check the callbox monthly was passed Tues. Oct. 13. The call boxes are for emergency situations in the parking lots. Apparently some of these boxes are not working and they need repair. It is important for safety that this gets done. But why have the senators form a committee to check on them? Couldn’t maintenance check them? Or how about campus security checks them when they are doing security patrols of the parking lot? Yes, it would add a little time to their patrols. But their job is to keep the campus

safe. The call boxes go to their office, so arranging a time to check them would be easier to implement than random student senators walking around to do it. Ironically, Resolution 005 passed this week, claims student senate already had too much to do. Rendon Chambers, one of the author’s of the legislation, wants to put “responsibility back on the students for their affairs.” They would like student clubs to form a committee to plan events and then report to student senate to make the final plans for things like the Spooktastic Halloween party and Holiday events. On the surface, this is a great idea: have students plan events for students to enjoy. However, reading the legislation reveals why it is insidious. Senators receive a tuition waiver for the services they provide. They are supposed to represent students’ interests, write legislation that will improve the campus and plan and work campus events. Basically, they are paid to do this work. So what are we paying them for, if we allow them to create their Campus Events Advisory Board? They agreed to this job, sought it out,

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who was an expert at assigning jobs to other people or one who would willingly work alongside you? While certainly delegating is important to some degree, as we cannot do it all, it is NOT by far what defines the best kind of leader. The mark of a good leader is one who is a servant leader. Leadership does not equal glamour; being the leader is often the hardest and dirtiest job. Dr. Jeanie Webb, who is a good leader herself, has said on numerous occasions that she puts people around her that will complement her strengths, as well as her weaknesses. This is a wise tactic for a leader. Leadership is simply more than having the power to tell people where to go and what to do. They need to have a reason to follow you in the first place. So instead of seeing the senate as the overlords, gobbling up more power and responsibilities and the student body as their minions, who perform the menial tasks senators do not like, perhaps student senate should concentrate on what they are already being paid to do.

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and won it, so that the rest of the student body does not have to give up their time planning events. Remember, the most active clubs on campus already plan and host their own events without the help of student senate. Yet, these same clubs volunteer their time to help host student senate events. They shouldn’t have to plan them, unless they too, will be receiving tuition waivers. And if the school were going to give these students waivers, why should student senate get to keep them? No, the current system is better. The senators form committees, which report to the senate, to plan activities for the students. If they want to open up the floor to allow clubs to send a liaison that would be agreeable, but expecting the bulk of the work to come from one student senator and a group of club members seems ridiculous. Finally, let us examine Senator Rendon Chamber’s quote, “The best leader delegates other tasks to other people.” Let’s put this question to the students. Which kind of leader would YOU like to follow? One

By: Rich Wedemeyer Guest Columnist

My television went Kaplueee this past weekend. I bought it in 2004, paid too much for it, and have secretly been hoping for this to happen as a way to justify buying one of those giant flat screened jobs, so I can pretend I’m out there on Owen Field with the boys in Norman. And maybe watch some cool movies. I’ve been saving for it. But then I got to thinkin’. I’ve been reading these books: Material World, and Women

in the Material World. They depict women and families around the world – what they own, what’s important to them and how their days proceed. It’s sobering and poignant to see how much I have and what others manage to get by on. I gave up some tears more than once. Did you know there are places where sanitary drinking water exists only in dreams? Where the majority of the day is spent finding food? Where you are old at forty because you are not likely to live past fifty? I spent a summer back in the seventies when I was out of work, out of school, and out of money. I was able to get some emergency food stamps, but I

ran thin on stuff you can’t buy with food stamps – critical medications, utility bills, and so on. At one point I visited the back doors of restaurants for handouts because I had to inequitably trade my food stamps for gasoline, so I could look for a job. After six weeks I talked my way into a job as a proofreader (long before computers would limit the dreariness of such tasks) and I was able to make it. I went back to school on a scholarship and so that time ended. Sometimes I fool myself into thinking that I know what it’s like to go without. I don’t have a clue. I think the majority of the world’s population can no more imagine what our bountiful life resembles than we can fathom the pitiless reality of theirs. I don’t wonder why some abhor our extravagance, our insulation,

our self-importance. We think we have it bad if we don’t have a cell phone or an iPod, a car or new clothes, a stereo or a big screen TV. Elsewhere, night after night, the sun sets on millions upon millions of children whose stomachs ache from hunger. As I think about these things, I want a new TV less and less. I know I don’t need one. Maybe it’s just time to bury the old one out back and let new things grow up from its remains. Like talking more with my family, playing Scrabble, or doing real volunteer work. Find someone a job, sponsor a child, help the old woman down the street. I have never listened to someone near death and have them tell me how great it was to have that Mercedes in the driveway. They only want to know if they are loved.

Spotlight Spotlight Ardie Rodgers Assistant Director of Operations By: Samantha Maloy Assistant Editor

“I really enjoy working with the leaders of this college because you can tell how much they really care about the students here. I love to talk with them about school. There are several that I have coached in AAU basketball. I encourage them to attend school…and yes, I do push RSC because I believe it to be a very good college and a very good place to work.” Age: 48 Hometown: Del City Spouse: Mona Rodgers Kids: Nyisha, Edward and DeAngelo Heroes: My Dad & Grandmothers Most life changing book ever read: The Bible Personal Motto: “There’s no such thing as I can’t. Because we

can do all things if we but only try.” Forms of exercise: Playing basketball and taking walks with my wife. Drink you would recommend to someone having a bad day: A tall glass of iced tea Favorite dessert: Pecan pie Proudest moment: Seeing my kids graduate from school and grandkids being born What’s the last song you listened too? “I Won’t Complain” by Woody Rock Adjectives a loved one would use to describe you: Understanding and caring If you did a career change, what would be your alternate career? A chancellor Would you rather be loved or respected? Loved by family and friends; respected by my peers. Would you prefer to end hunger or hatred? Hatred Superhero or supervillain? Su-

Ardie Rodgers takes a break while on a three-hour conference call. (Photo by Danetta Butler)

perhero What would your super power

be? To help others to show kindness to each other.

Students network and job hunt during event

By: Bryan Mangieri Features Editor

Chris Lovitt, computer information technology major, summed up the reason he attended the Career Fair Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Student Center’s main dining room. “I’m just looking for a job,” Lovitt said. “Period.” This year set a record for the career fair, with approximately 600 students and community members in attendance, according to coordinator for Office of Job Placement and Career Ser-

vices, Connie Myrick. Employers set up over 30 booths. Included amongst these were several hospitals, schools, and branches of the military, all looking for potential candidates. Lacey Masterson, a recruiter from Health Care Innovations, said her company had been to two or three career fairs at RSC in the past. Masterson said they came back because they found good candidates here before. She added the staff treated her nicely. “We like this job fair a lot,” Masterson said.

While the search for a career brought out both potential employees and employers, there were a multitude of reasons to go to the fair. Sam Shirazi, AmeriCorps Vista, sought assistance for the adopted schools program. He said volunteering gives the opportunity to build a resume. Virginia Oden, graduate admissions counselor from Oklahoma City University, said her booth attended to those who wanted to further their collegiate career.

Kristel Dry, paralegal, said although she wasn’t looking for a job at this point in time, she collected the freebies handed out by the companies seeking job hunters. “I could always use pens and pencils,” she said. She and Lovitt agreed the career fair was very well put together. In the process of collecting a bag full of goodies, Dry found a job prospect for a friend.

Mystery writers divulge secrets of Health Information suspenseful storytelling and By: Bryan Mangieri Features Editor

Local authors Jim Davis, mystery writer, and Kent Anderson, suspense writer, attempted to unravel the secrets of good writing with their wit and wisdom on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Lecture Hall. The Big Read sponsored the event. “The really good idea is in my head until it won’t leave me alone,” Anderson said, who writes under the pseudonym David Kent. In 2003, Anderson met success with his best selling e-book, “Department Thirty.” The series following his debut novel produced another successful novel, “The Black Jack Conspiracy,” winning the 2006 Oklahoma Book Award for Fiction. Anderson is also the host on a local classical music station. However, Anderson faced 300 rejection letters before he made his first sale he said. He cited perseverance as almost as useful a tool as talent in the trade of fiction. Davis writes under the name J. Madison

Davis. His biggest hit was his best selling book, “Deadline,” which is a part of the Law and Order series, based on the television show. Davis described his career as almost as if he fell into it. “All along the way I was writing things, but didn’t know I was,” Davis said. Davis described a fondness for writing going back to grade school when he would write stories in class composed of words from a list of spelling words. Later, he went to college initially to purse an anthropology major, but started taking more and more writing classes as he progressed through school. Davis’ first foray during adulthood into prose was writing poems to impress a girl, he said. “I almost got a book of them published, and then the publisher died,” Davis said. He soon after started writing longer pieces of fiction, leading to the publication of his first novel, 1988’s “Murder of Frau Schutz.”

Wacky Word of the Week #8

Acrimony (noun): Biting sharpness to the taste or other bodily sense; pungency; irritancy; acridity. Or Sharp or irritating bitterness of disposition or manner SOURCE: OED

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Oldest Written Reference: “The acrimony and tartness of this dish shall so pierce your stomachs, that it shall minister to you an appetite and lust to devour the other the more greedily,” from Christmas Banquet by Thomas Becon(1542).

Pop Culture Reference: “This kind of acrimony never solved anything.” ~ Chris Griffin (Family Guy)


Our Usage: Many of our students will end acrimonious marriages with a divorce.

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Technology Week shines a light on profession’s roles

The American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA’s) 20th annual Health Information and Technology Week, Nov. 1-7, is a great opportunity to learn more about the integral roles health information management professionals (HIM) play within our healthcare system. The theme for this year’s event is “Precision in Practice, Excellence in Care.” Technology can improve data quality and efficiency in consumer healthcare, but management of that information is one of the most complex challenges facing healthcare organizations today. HIM professionals are vital to the healthcare system’s ability to collect and manage health records, and deliver timely, accurate data to care providers. This improves patient care and safety. “Health information management spans the entire continuum of healthcare,” said AHIMA President Vera Rulon, MS, RHIT, CCS. “HI&T Week is an excellent opportunity to recognize the contribution of the health information management professionals who make quality healthcare through quality information happen.” To provide greater public outreach, AHIMA will once again partner with the Canadian Health Information Management Association to promote the shared goals of both organizations. “Skilled management of consumer information helps deliver quality care and treatment to the community,” said Gail Crook, CEO and registrar at the Canadian Health Information Management Association. “HI&T Week allows the public an opportunity to learn about the role that HIM professionals have in the delivery of safe care as well as recognize their contributions to the healthcare system.” For more information, visit www.ahimaorg/ hitweek. For more information regarding the college’s participation in HIT week please contact Cecil Brooks, health information technology program director at 733-7578 or

Last Week’s Puzzles Solved

Campus Corner

Career fair draws record crowd

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Briefs Great Issues Lecture RSC professor Dr. John Carl will complete the fall lecture series by discussing “The U.S. and the World… Where Do We Stand?” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. For more information contact Toni Castillo at 733-7512. Auditions The Mass Communications Club is now auditioning on-air talent for a weekly news broadcast. Applicants must be available Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., perform on-air presentations of news stories and react appropriately, adhere to newsroom policies and procedures, have knowledge of journalistic standards, possess strong writing and communication skills, maintain awareness of current events, and be willing to be a team player as well as a leader in the newsroom. Quitting Smoking? Respiratory therapy students and professors will be conducting lung function tests and provide smoking cessation information to all RSC students, faculty and staff during National Respiratory Care Week noon – 2 p.m. Tues. Oct. 27 in the Student Center and Wellness Center Lobby. Information and the test are free. For more information, contact Vickie Nation, clinical coordinator of the RT program at 733-7572. American Indian Association The American Indian Association is seeking new members and volunteers for the annual Native American Celebration Thursday, Nov. 5. The next AIA will be held at noon Thursday, Oct. 29 in the Student Center, Room 123. AIA will also meet at noon Thursdays, Nov. 12, Dec. 3 and Dec. 17. Care Packages NTSO will be collecting items to go to the 4th BCT 1st AD 2nd Squadron 13th Cavalry Regiment. They will be accepting donations Monday, Oct. 5 – Friday, Oct. 23. Donation boxes will be set up around campus. For more information contact, Mary Watson at or Rose Forest at rose-forest@stu.rose. edu. Items needed: Personal Hygiene and Health: Baby wipes; toothbrushes; deodorant; body wash; Q-tips; baby powder; disposable razors; boot body/ spray; shampoo/conditioner; dental floss; travel size toilet paper; hand sanitizer (4 oz. or smaller); shaving cream/lotion; Claritin; Nyquil; Dayquil; Tylenol; ibuprofen; bug repellant; sun screen Food: Snack foods that will not melt; various/mixed nuts (not raw); beef jerky; Chex mix/party mix; canned chips (singles); hard candy; canned foods; packaged water flavors; individual cereal boxes; popcorn; gum Other Needs: Febreeze; batteries (AA and AAA); books; magazines; air fresheners; plain white socks (calf and crew length); DVD movies and TV shows; flip flops (male and female); envelopes and cards.

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By: Bryan Mangieri Features Editor

After the nuclear winter, you’re not going to have to worry so much about the mundane details dragging you down this semester: work, school, your love life. No. You’re going to worry about the onslaught of zombies, mindlessly marching with their arms outstretched toward you so that they might feast upon your brains. Of course, your first instinct might be to curl up in the embryo position on the floor, pretending the apocalypse never happened. But do you want to die, sissy? If so, then just lay thier sobbing. Your tears probably would taste good to a zombie as it eats your brain. They would probably think—if they think at all—”mmm, mmm, good!” Then, of course, you would become a zombie. That’s the rule. We don’t write them. The 15th Street News simply reminds you. Don’t let your brain be eaten, for if it does happen, it means you, my friend, will become a zombie. So how do you survive with a shred of humanity in a post apocalyptic world populated by the living dead? Get a gun, a few rounds of am-

By: Brian Allen Staff Writer

Progressive music, progressive sound, from a progressive band from a not so musically progressive home town of Possum King, South Carolina. NEEDTOBREATHE is the brainchild of brothers Bear and Bo Rinehart with Seth Bolt and Joe Stillwell. The band’s music can’t be locked down into any one genre; the best description would be that NEEDTOBREATHE is a southern alternative rock band that consistently and effectively blends styles of music in a soulful way that draws the

Do you have your contingency plan for zombie attacks? Luckily, you still have some time to get one together. (Photo provided by MCT Campus)

munition, and then start popping those zombies in the back of the head. At first, you might not be a great shot. But don’t worry this isn’t the Nintendo game, Duck Hunt. No dog will pop up out of the bushes, chuckling if you miss your target. You’ll have time to become a better killing machine because thank heavens, zombies move slowly. Also, know where you can get a good supply of ammo and while you are making your way through the pre-fab stuff, learn to make your own.

Needtobreathe: ‘The Outsiders’

listener in emotionally; not just by the sounds of their music, but also with their lyrics. With songs like “Signature of Divine,” “Washed by The Water,” and from their latest album The Outsiders “The Garden” that come straight from the heart and soul in both sound, lyric, and meaning, it is hard not to appreciate what this band is about. “Having a hit single is great and everything, but the only relationship a fan has with most bands like that is the three minutes they hear on the radio. We’ve always wanted some-

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Joe Stillwell, Bo and Bear Rinehart, and Seth Bolt form the alternative group NEEDTOBREATHE. The Outsiders is the bands third album. (Photo provided)

thing deeper than that,” Bo Rinehart explains on the band’s Web site. Because of NEEDTOBREATHE’s unique sound and defiance of stylistic boundaries its easy to fall in love with the album, The Outsiders, over just one of the fourteen songs. Bear Rinehart said that

the band poured all that they had into The Outsiders. “We know this is the best record we’ve ever made. ”Bear commented on the Web site. For more information, check out the band at

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Visit a hardware store and completely remodel a house that you like and the family has already been ghoulified. You are going to want to become an expert in home defense. Spikes, trenches, metal bars, steel doors, the whole nine yards. While the Internet still works, you are going to need some advice from fringe groups like the Montana Freemen. They are experts in roughing it, and you are going to need their advice. Also check out (and by check out we mean take) some survival

books out from the library. In the pre-apocalyptic time, libraries were boring and needed to be avoided, but after the bombs fall it will be essential to your livelihood. Now you may ask what about vampires? What about werewolves? What do I do if they attack? Vampires and werewolves are fictional creatures, numbskull. They don’t exist. But zombies? They’re just a global thermo nuclear war away. Good luck! And just in case you want to practice your zombie surviving skills, now we have a few recommendations: Books: “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” and “The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead” by Max Brooks and “The Forest of Hands and Teeth” by Carrie Ryan Movies: “Land of the Dead,” “Planet Terror,” and “Zombieland” Video Games to simulate Post-Apocalyptia: “Fall Out 3,” “Zombie Apocalypse” and“Borderlands” Video Games to practice strategy: “Resident Evil 5,” “Dead Rising,” and “Left 4 Dead.”

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ishes 36 Brazilian hot spot 37 Wheel shaft 38 Yesterday, to Juan 39 Barely enough 41 Muslim leader 42 Spicy Asian cuisine 43 Tam or bowler 44 Crockett’s last stand 45 Be supersuccessful 49 Tandoori bread 50 Still in the package 51 Tolkien tree creatures

53 From day one 60 Fanatic’s feeling 61 “... bombs bursting __” 62 Martial arts school 63 “Bus Stop” playwright 64 __ Park: Edison lab site 65 Sixth Jewish month 66 Old Pontiac muscle cars

67 Lightened up 68 First in the waiting line Down 1 Powerful shark 2 __ cheese dressing 3 “__ Misbehavin’” 4 Hunch over 5 “Epitaph for a Spy” author Eric 6 “West Side Story” Oscar winner Rita 7 Norway’s patron saint 8 Food package amt. 9 Pitch or chip 10 Puts up get-out-of-jail money 11 Autumn birthstone 12 South African grassland 13 Program file suffix 21 T-men and G-men 22 Anger 25 Strip of mowed grass 26 Greet casually, with “to” 27 Halloween goody 29 Babble on and on 30 Metal in solder 31 Forest feller 32 Camel cousin 33 Car for which a law is named 35 Sources of romantic conflict 39 When the curtain rises 40 Web video gear, for short 44 Lit. collection 46 Half an evil laugh 47 Submit an amended 1040 48 Having no paths or trails 52 Roomy auto 53 Patronize Hertz, say 54 “Othello” conniver 55 Top draft status 56 Bleacherites, e.g. 57 Be an omen of 58 “Foaming cleanser” of old ads 59 Legal wrong 60 Make a sharp turn

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College Life Scholarship Opportunities Foundation Scholarships Foundation Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the spring 2010 semester. Interested students must complete the online application and attach an essay. For more information contact Lisa Pitsiri at lpitsiri@rose. edu or visit http://www.rose. edu/finaid/scholarship_info. asp to apply.

‘Swine flu:’ frequently asked questions The Oklahoma State Department of Health has established a statewide, toll-free hotline to answer Oklahomans’ questions regarding the H1NI influenza. People with questions are encouraged to call 1-866-278-7134 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. Additional information on H1N1 is available by visiting the OSDH Web site at or ow do I prevent the spread of influenza?

including using tissues to cover coughs and sneezes, then disposing of them and washing your hands. Never use your hands to cover a sneeze or cough. Frequently wash hands using soap and water, or alcohol-based products such as hand gels. ow do I care for a person with influenza? Most people with influenza experience symptoms that are manageable with over-the-counter medications along with plenty Do not come to campus or go of rest and fluids. Persons who out in public if you are ill. Make have flu-like symptoms and have “respiratory hygiene” a habit, not improved using these treat-



ments should contact their physician. Persons with health conditions that may be complicated by influenza should contact their physician at the onset of flu-like symptoms. Persons experiencing symptoms should stay home until at least 24 hours after their fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine, even if they are taking antiviral medication. A fever is defined as having a temperature of 100° F or 37.8° C or greater. ho should be tested for influenza?


Healthcare providers will of-

ten diagnose influenza based on the typical symptoms of fever, chills, headache, cough, and body aches. A rapid screening test for influenza may be performed at a physician’s clinic to confirm influenza as the diagnosis. Testing all individuals for swine-origin influenza A H1N1 is no longer recommended as recommendations for treatment with antiviral medications and measures to control spread to other individuals are the same for influenza A H1N1 and other seasonal influenza strains. Information provided by OSDH.

Rose State College Cheerleading Clinic

When: Saturday, November 21, 2009 Where: Rose State College Wellness Center Time: 10 AM-3PM Ages: 5-11 Price: $35 includes t-shirt All proceeds help send the RSC Cheerleading Club to Nationals in Las Vegas! Name:_______________________ Age:_________ Grade:_____ Address:_________________________ City:_______________________ Phone Number:_________________ Email:___________________________ Emergency Contact and Number: ___________________________________ Shirt Size: Child: XS S M L XL Adult: S M L XL XXL I, _________________, release Rose State College, its coaches, and its cheerleaders from any liability that may occur during the RSC Cheerleading Clinic that my son/daughter, ___________________ is participating in on Nov. 21, 2009. My signature also authorizes the coach to obtain any emergency care that may become necessary during the course of the clinic. Signed:______________________________ Date:______________________ *Cost is $35 per child. Please fill out a separate registration form per child.* *Make checks payable to Rose State College Cheerleading Club* *Bring completed form and money to Office of Leadership, Student Services Building room 105.* *Girls will perform at the RSC Holiday Lighting Ceremony on December 1st, 2009.* *Cost includes t-shirt. Participants will need to bring a sack lunch as well as tennis shoes* For questions or concerns, please contact: Alex Funston 405-822-6627 or Towry Barnard 405-733-7379

Zonta Scholarships Zonta scholarship applications are now being sought for the spring 2010 semester. Applicants must be female, enrolled in at least six credit hours and major in a field of study that will ultimately provide applicants with the skills and expertise to improve the status of women and children. Applications may be submitted to the EmPower mail box located in the RSC mail room, attention Pam Emmons. Applications may also be mailed to or received at the EmPower office located at 7005 SE 15th Street, Midwest City, OK, 73110 (second floor of the Chase Bank Building.) Applications are due by no later than Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 by 3 p.m. Two $650 scholarship recipients will be notified by Dec. 1. They will be asked to attend the Dec. 15 Christmas dinner meeting of the Zonta Club of Central Oklahoma to receive the award. Only the winners will be notified. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Miss Mid-Del Scholarship Pageant Applications will be accepted through October 31 for the Miss Mid-Del Scholarship Pageant, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at Del City High School. Contestants will compete in interview, evening gown, talent and swimwear. Over $4,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded during the competition, which is an official preliminary pageant to Miss Oklahoma/Miss America. Contestants must be at least 17 years old by the date of the pageant and can be no older than 24 years of age on September 30, 2010. She must also live within a 30mile radius of RSC. Previous pageant experience is not required. The official franchise sponsor for the Miss Mid-Del Scholarship Pageant is the Oklahoma Lions. For more Pageant information and an application, contact Pageant Director Rick Woodard at 733-7999, 520-1474 or This event is not affiliated with the college. Information provided by Oklahoma Lions.


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How to make your own halloween mask In five easy steps By: Racheal Price Editor-in-chief

By: Brian Allen Graphic Artist

By: Danetta Butler Chief Photographer

Hello, dear readers and welcome to your very own DIY Halloween costume featuring the Associate Vice President of Student Life, Dr. Kent Lashley. With classes being so strenuous, we know you don’t have time to consider your Halloween options properly. So we did it for

you! Grab your scissors and get eyes. If you do, cut carefully; you clipping! want just enough to be able to see. Last, cut slits along the nose, 1. The first step is optional. It re- so your nose can poke out. ally matters, if you want to avoid having newsprint all over your 3. Get string or a popsicle stick. If face. Paste this page to poster you using string, put holes in the board. Let dry. ears and tie string to both ends so you can tie the mask onto your 2. Carefully, cut out the design face. If using a popsicle stick glue with scissors and an X-acto knife. under the chin. When cutting out the eyes and mouth be careful not to cut too 4. Pick out an outfit to go with much. Use the circles as guides. your mask. Dr. Kent Lashley ofTry on the mask to see if you ten wears suits and ties, so pick need a little more room for your something classy. Alternately

an RSC polo shirt and Docker pants would look good too. With this mask, you’ll also want some nice grays, blacks and whites. 5. Go out and have fun wearing your mask. Don’t drive in it; that would be stupid and dangerous. As another option, you can take another picture, blow it up, distort it a little in photo editing software and create your own mask completely from scatch. Happy Halloween!

Upcoming Shows Horseshoe Road Horseshoe Road-November 5 Rose State Live! will feature the eclectic musical styling of Horseshoe Road 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 in the Performing Arts Theatre. The group blends Blues, Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Western Swing, Country, Rock and Gospel into an earthy genre of music they call Heartland Acoustic. World-renowned fiddle sensation and Oklahoma Musical Ambassador, Kyle Dillingham, heads the band. The band will perform music from their latest CD, “Reel-to-Reel.” Tickets can be purchased for $15 for general public, $10 for faculty, staff and students from schools other than Rose and $5 for Rose State students. There is a limit of 6 tickets per person for this show. For the Rose State College box office call 733-7960. Tickets may also be purchased at all Civic Center Box Office locations, 2972264 and 1-800-364-7111, Free Movie – The Maltese Falcon The Downtown Library will show the film noir classic, The Maltese Falcon, to coincide with this year’s choice for The Big Read at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. Oklahoma Gazette film critic Doug Bentin will introduce the movie. For more information call 606-3876. Book Discussion – The Maltese Falcon A book discussion of this month’s Big Read book, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, will be held 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 in the Learning Resources Center, LRC110. Come by the LRC today for a free copy of the book.

Dr. Kent Lashley graciously agreed to be the face of this project. Here’s the original photo as taken by Danetta Butler before any editing. Remember, you have to stretch the bottom of the face to make the mask properly using photo editing software.

Step 3

Cut out the nose using this example. Don’t completely remove the nose or it could resemble Michael Jackson. The newspaper assumes no responsibility if you misuse the mask or end up looking like Michael. Use with caution.


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