ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Students get free pizza during the Organization Fair on Wednesday.
Informing the campus and community since 1921 Volume 92, Issue 2
SGA announces student section TANYA GIRALDO STAFF WRITER
Corporal Traci Simpson from the ASU Police Department announced a possible P.E credit alternative for students at the SGA meeting on Tuesday evening. The 2012 Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) is a program available during next week’s 3rd Annual National Campus Safety Awareness Week. “We teach [students] hands on how to defend themselves to keep them from possibly being a victim,” says Simpson. The program is only available for females, Simpson says, but will be available for males and children in the future. “[This is] something Officer Mansker and I are both working on to get approved where we can teach it for college credit,” says Simpson. The class would count as a P.E. credit, according to Simpson. “So far Residence Life has approved it as well as the P.E. Department. Now it’s up to the Chancellor,” he said. Simpson expects the college credit aspect of the program to be approved by the 2013 spring or fall semester. National Awareness Week is Sept. 4-7 in the Student Union from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and R.A.D. is from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Mockingbird Room of the Student Union. President Hunter Petrus continued the meeting with good news for the student body during football games. There will now be an official student section, reserved only for ASU students. He mentioned that last year he and Senator Natalie Wilbanks worked hard and succeeded in creating exclusive seating for students. According to Petrus, there will be a barrier that directs students from check-in to their seats. “As students we need to police this section ourselves and let people know, especially families, that this is the student section and please do it politely,” says Petrus. Senator Alicia Rose added, “SBA is giving student organizations the chance to police the student section.” Student organizations will be given a shirt to wear during the game that will help them direct people to and away from the student section, according to Rose.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Infrastructure money improves campus LINDSEY BLAKELY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Year after year students pay infrastructure fees to ASU, but never understand where it all goes. But, every year there is a strict process to allocate the money to every college on campus. During the 2011-2012 school year, students paid $120 in infrastructure fees. In the spring, stu-
College of Communications $100,474 Fine Arts Library 10.92% $96,891 $89,766 10.53% 9.76% Science and Math Humanities/ $89,754 Social Sciences 9.76% $88,827 Engineering 9.66% $88,815 Business 9.65% $86,583 Nursing/ 9.41% Health Professions $86,081 Education 9.35% $84,323 9.17% Agriculture $69,122 Disability Services 7.51% $18,665 2.03% Museum Contingency $1,731 .19%
$ out of $920,000 available % of allocation funding
SEE SGA, PAGE 4
Malzahn to debut at Pack rally CHARMAINE FOSTER STAFF WRITER
dent representatives from each college requested an amount of that money, which is finally coming through to the colleges. In April, students were able to sit around the table on the eighth floor of the library in efforts to get the most money they could for their college by asking for specific items on their list. Andrew Peters, a graduate student at ASU, played a large part in this process last year, as he sat SEE INFRASTRUCTURE, PAGE 4
ASU will celebrate its 16th annual Order of the Pack on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at the ASU football stadium. Order of the Pack is a pep rally that parades all of the school-sanctioned sports teams while welcoming new students to the Red Wolf pack. It is a well-attended event with numbers usually from 5,000 to 7,000 in the audience. It is also very diverse as Greeks, Alumni, international students and traditional students come in abundance. Sponsored by Student Activities Board (SAB) and co-hosted by Student Government Association (SGA) and the Athletics Department, Order of the Pack is a traditional event that it is undergoing some changes this year. In the past, the event has consisted of cheering for the various teams in-between long speeches of ASU history, followed by cheers led by the cheerleading team. Then, the homecoming theme for the year is revealed and the secret giveaway item from SAB is distributed. “I loved Order of the Pack but my favorite part was getting the free T-shirt,” said Rendia King, a sophomore technology major. “It was fun, just a bit long on the history portion.” This was a common complaint among past attendees so, in an effort to adjust to the students’ desires, this year SAB and Athletics have worked together to make the event more fun while continuing to honor ASU history. The history portion has been condensed while making sure to keep the essence of it. Though not much can be exposed at this point, the athletics department has also adopted a new system of parading its athletes opposed to marching every team across the field. Cheers will be cheered as usual, but this year’s Order of the Pack will also bear witness to the unveiling of ASU’s new student section, which will provide a home to all of the exceptionally spirited fans at football games. Following suit, the homecoming theme will still be unveiled at this event which promises to be just as exciting as last years’ “Howloween on State Street,” theme. SEE PACK, PAGE 4
New band director takes stage #LIFE EDITOR
Last year, the ASU Fine Arts Department went through a change in leadership with the departure of Dr. Ken Carroll from the director of athletic bands position, a position Carroll held for 10 years. Now the responsibility falls upon Dr. Sarah Labovitz, who recently served as the assistant director of bands at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. The search process for the new athletic band director started very soon after Carroll left the position to take over as the diAlex Hernandez | Staff Photographer rector of jazz studies at ASU. Dr. Timothy
Labovitz speaks with band members during a practice in the first weeks of school. The band has been preparing for their upcoming season’s performances.
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This week in history:
In 1979, ASU’s Department of Traffic and Security finally became a fully accredited University Police Department with a total of 11 officers to carry out their duties on campus.
Oliver, director of bands, along with others in the Fine Arts Department, including Carroll, went through a detailed and careful process to find the right fit for the position. In an interview last spring, Oliver said the department would be looking for a director who is an expert in the field, understands the demands of teaching a large band, someone who is able to serve the community, and someone who is able to teach music education. Labovitz said she was drawn to ASU due to the variety of work in the job description. Labovitz is not only directing the athletic band this year, she is also going to be in SEE DIRECTOR, PAGE 4
Allow me to reintroduce you to your worst nightmare: Gus Malzahn.
Days left until Order of the Pack
THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012
Conceal and Carry segregation at Colorado harmful to students
Preserve campus history Our campus is more than 100 years old and is constantly finding ways to expand and evolve to best serve the growing academic and living needs of Arkansas State’s record breaking enrollment. With expansion comes the sacrifice of buildings and structures that have been a presence for students and faculty since we were the Aggies. Remnants of ASU’s long history remain on campus for us to appreciate. They include the A&M Arch which stands behind Wilson Hall, a building that has called ASU home since the 1930s. One landmark, the Victor C. Kays house, has been around just as long and may not be here in the near future. Kays, the first president of ASU, built the house that now stands across from Arkansas Hall on Aggie Road in 1936. Last year, ASU administration put into effect plans to construct new sorority houses on the block where the house stands. After opposition from the ASU and statewide community like the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the administration gave the house a oneyear reprieve while construction began. Support for the house is led by the Kays House Preservation Steering Committee, which hopes to raise $150,000 to $200,000 to preserve the building as a useful campus structure according to a report in the Aug. 25 issue of the Jonesboro Sun. The money will go towards converting the first floor of the house into a museum dedicated to ASU history as well as serving as the office of the Arkansas Heritage Sites initiative. We encourage students and faculty to seek out the preservation committee. Without the help of the people who claim ASU as their own, what’s to keep us from losing the rest of our disappearing history? “Our View is written by the editorial staff. The opinions are not necessarily reflective of the student body, faculty or administration of Arkansas State University.
Two weeks ago, students at the University of Colorado at Boulder were informed that students with concealed carry permits (CCP’s) would be allowed to legally carry handguns on campus. The catch: students with concealed carry permits would be required to live in a separate residence hall. This begs the question: Should legally authorized handgun owners be required to be segregated from the rest of the student population? I firmly believe that this is not only morally wrong, but also burns a deeper question. If students with concealed carry permits are allowed to have handguns on campus, should they be restricted in any way? First off, it is the university’s legal right to make tenets meet certain criteria to live on campus, but this is a very extreme measure that allows for the mind set that justifies the Jim Crow Laws and the continued discrimination of the LGBT community. When people are segregated, it‘s led from a discrimination rooted in fear. This same discrimination is reflected in the students in Colorado. These law abiding citizens are being pushed to live separate from their peers based on the stigma
“When people are
segregated, it’s led from a discrimination rooted in fear. This same discrimination is reflected in the students in Colorado.” Benton Bajorek that has attached itself to guns. Also, this effects less that one percent of the entire student population that lives on campus. This small minority of the population is being pushed around to make the rest of the student body “feel safe,” when the reality is they were safe to begin with. We shouldn’t segregate a segment of the student body based on a fear of guns. Besides, what exactly does this accomplish? The answer is nothing. Making these students live in a separate area does not make the campus safer and having handgun owners live in the same building does not make it a danger zone for
other residents. At the end of the day, this is just a very poor excuse to a very serious problem of gun control. The thing with gun control is you cannot control it. If someone wants to get a hold of a gun and put it in their room, then they will do it. If someone wants to commit a shooting on campus, they will do it. The guns are already there and you cannot control the mind set of people with bad intentions. However, an unrestricted concealed carry policy is the best solution to please the gun owners, while at the same time keeping all residents safe.
Armstrong left behind a legacy for all generations to heed The passing of Armstrong marks the beginning of the end of a significant part of living American history. William Kazyak
On July 20, 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. His words as he stepped off the “Eagle” lunar lander, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” have become one of the most recognizable quotes in American History. On Saturday, Armstrong took an even bigger step: he left this world for the last time. He was 82 years old. The passing of Armstrong marks the beginning of the end of a significant part of living American history.
He is the first of the Apollo 11 Astronauts to pass away, leaving fellow astronauts “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins as the two surviving members of that historic mission. The Apollo 11 mission was one of the greatest accomplishments in American history. It was the answer to a seemingly endless string of Soviet “firsts” in space and to President John F. Kennedy’s goal of “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth” before the end of the decade. At last, the determination, courage, and brains of the space program had given America its first and biggest success over the Soviets in the space race. Armstrong is quoted as opposing the cancellation of the Ares 1 launch vehicle and the Constellation moon landing program. Armstrong was also highly critical of the cessation of the Space Shuttle Program without a replacement, stating in a public letter also signed by former Astronauts Jim Lovell and Gene Cernan: “For the United States, the leading space faring nation for nearly half a century, to be without carriage to low Earth orbit and with no human exploration capability to go beyond Earth orbit for an indeterminate time into the fu-
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ture, destines our nation to become one of second or even third stature.” Armstrong was right. We need to get back on the ball in our space program. Currently, we rely on our biggest competitors, the Russians, to put Americans in space. Armstrong and his generation never settled for second best in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. It is time for us to learn from that, seize the proverbial bull by the horns, and reestablish American supremacy in the world.
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THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012
Local business creates cupcake confections MICHAELA KABERLINE STAFF WRITER
The sweet smells of frosting, batter and chocolate greet customers as they walk through the doors. Cupcakes sit behind the glass counter. Models of clowns, wedding cakes and Red Wolf cupcakes are scattered around P Ayres Cupcakery. About five years ago, owners Carol and Bill Copeland decided to open their first cupcakery, Palace Ayres Cakes, in Blytheville after their cake-making hobby outgrew their house. “It started out as just making cakes for our children and friends, then it escalated to a lot more friends and family,” Carol said. “We decided it was time to open up our own place instead of continuing to run it out of our own home.” The Copelands decided to open a store in Jonesboro after they went to the Little Bit of Christmas craft show in 2010. P Ayres Cupcakery opened their doors off of East Johnson Avenue on Oct. 6, 2011. “The people we saw at the show kept asking us where we were located in Jonesboro, and we had to tell them we were actually from Blytheville,” Carol said. “After hearing people’s reactions to our cakes and how much they wanted us to be here, we decided it was time to open another store. With ASU just down the street and all these other businesses around us, it’s the perfect location.” With ASU being so close to the cupcakery, the Copelands received their license to use the Red Wolf logo on their cakes and cupcakes. As of right now, the flavor of the Red Wolf is either chocolate or vanilla. The Copelands are thinking about letting the fans come up with their own recipes to
make the flavor of the Red Wolf official. “Our customers ask us all the time what the flavor of the Red Wolf cupcake is,” Carol said. “But we don’t think chocolate or vanilla really suits it. So, we are thinking about holding a contest where customers can send in their flavor ideas, and we will officially have a Red Wolf flavor. We haven’t decided when we are going to start the contest, and we still need to brainstorm some more about it. But as soon as we know, we will inform the customers.” P Ayres Cupcakery has more than 100 different flavors. The cupcake flavors change out every Monday, except for their white wedding cake cupcake which remains in the store throughout the entire year. Some of the flavors include: rocky road, strawberry, BBQ, and a game day cupcake that tastes
may be different from other cupcakerys, their cupcake sizes are also different. “Our cupcakes are actually 8 inches wide. So, they are slightly larger than normal,” Carol said. “We have a midsize cupcake, which is about the size of a normal cupcake. We also have a mini cupcake.” Besides cupcakes and cakes, the Copelands also make chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate high heels, cake bites, brownies and gooey bars. “We pretty much will make anything that is sweet,” Bill said. “Now, with the weather not cooperating this summer, we haven’t had very good looking berries. We won’t sell them if they aren’t going to be good. So, we are kind of low on the strawberries.” As of right now, the Copelands are sticking with the Jonesboro store, but they are hoping to have another store open in Missouri in a few years. “With our one-year anniversary comStaci Vandagriff | Photo Editor ing up with this store, we aren’t really like cheese and bacon. thinking about another store just yet,” Carol The flavors also change for different seasaid. “But we are planning a big celebrasons. In a few weeks, the fall inspired cuption for our one-year here. We are thinking cakes will be added into the mix of flavors. about having different specials that day or Flavors include: pumpkin, cinnamon, Bosthroughout that whole week and giving out ton cream pie, and maple and walnut. discounts, too. It’s not completely decided “Our most popular seller is the white on, yet, but we will definitely let the public wedding cake,” Carol said. “When we did know.” switch it out, we had so many customers Carol and Bill want to thank Jonesboro ask for it that we decided we would keep it for awarding them the best bakery in town every day. We do post each week’s flavors through Occasions magazine. on our Facebook page, and we will accept “We really appreciate how accepting our special requests.” Jonesboro customers are. We are so happy Twelve flavors are switched out each and excited to be here,” Bill said. week. For Sara Kinnie, senior exercise sciASU students can receive 10 percent off ence major of Mammoth Spring, she hopes their purchase with a valid student ID. P her favorite flavor is in that rotation. Ayres Cupcakery also accepts pictures and “My favorite is the appletini cupcake,” ideas of cakes and cupcakes for the CopeKinnie said. “It’s so delicious. It tastes exlands to try and duplicate. To get more inactly like an appletini.” formation, visit www.palaceayrescakes.com While Carol and Bill’s cupcake flavors or call 870-931-6430.
Taylor Burrington is a junior interdisciplinary studies major of Cabot. He hates cheesy quotes, but loves cheesy movies. “Writing, for me, is a way to imagine out loud any other story I could possibly live.”
“Listen Closely” A short story in multiple parts by Taylor Burrington
Dear Friend, I hope this letter and the following find and receive you well. It has been quite a while since I’ve written to you, and though it pains me to say, this will surely be one of my last letters. As we speak, my head is being bid on at a high price. Soon every bounty hunter, mercenary or layman wishing to profit from my death, will be hunting me down. I hope you understand that I cannot see you, though I wish it were possible. There is much you do not know, and I am deeply sorry for having withheld much information about my life in the time that we knew each other. I hope to reveal much in these few letters, so that maybe you will understand why it is I was so secretive. Even if I am to die, at least some person out there may know the truth surrounding my life. In the hopes that I can reveal much in these few letters, I am sure valuable information will not be transferred. I am sorry for that, my friend, but what I want you most to understand is why I am where I am and why I have done what I did. The story begins not long before our paths crossed, in a small town in England called Ramsgate. For sake of space, I cannot tell you how I came to be there, but I was rather down on my luck. I was working for a local craftsman in order to reestablish myself, not only financial-
ly but socially. The labor was arduous, but the lodging was preferable, and his wife prepared a feast fit for a king for us night after night. I was not a particularly wealthy man, but after some time working with this man, my luck seemed to be changing, my life heading in an upward direction. I had become acquainted with many prominent people in this small town, and I was constantly beaming in quiet anticipation of the end of all my misfortune. Oh, how I wish that would’ve been the case. The day plays vividly in my mind. I had taken a quick trip into town to purchase some supplies as well as food necessities. I remember how dark it was in the middle of the day. The sky was overcast, and the air was very heavy with the smell of rain. As I approached the house, I remember how quiet it was, unbelievably, abnormally quiet, and feeling so strongly that something was very, very wrong. I remember quickening my pace as I burst into the house. I froze, immediately. There they were; the kind people who had taken me in, lying on the floor covered in their blood. I remember hitting my knees, staring in disbelief, unable to cry, unable to move. Then I heard it, the most vivid sound I’ve heard in my life: The sound of the clicking of a gun just behind my head...
“Listen Closely” is a continued series written by Burrington and is published on the #Life page every Thursday.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012
sat in on the presentations and assisted Hunter Petrus and former Interim Provost Glen Jones in allocating the fees. “We noticed a lot of requests for technology and software last year,” Peters said. “IT doesn’t cover most of it, so the colleges needed infrastructure money to fund their needs.” The total amount requested in infrastructure fees was $1,297,194, however the university was only able to give $920,000 to the colleges. “We would always like to give more money to the students,” Peters said. “But, we have a limited number of funds. We get all of the money from infrastructure, we’d really like to aware even more money, but we just can’t.” To decide on which colleges received certain amounts of money, Peters and Petrus said they determined which items on the lists would be most beneficial to students.
“We went down the ranking system and took into consideration which items would be most utilized,” Petrus said. “We definitely saw a lot of requests for updates in the different colleges labs. Although we have a 24-hour lab in the library, several colleges let their students use these individual labs which are more helpful.” According to Petrus, infrastructure can be defined as “physical things that can enhance the education of students,” which he exampled with software, gadgets and computers. “We tried to keep the amount everyone got as equal as possible,” Peters said. “We really wanted it to be the same across the board.” Each college was allocated a certain percent of the total allocation for spring and fall, which directly related to the amount funded. The top three funded colleges were Communications, Fine Arts and the Library.
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Xinzhong Zhao| Staff Photographer Petrus addresses the student senators at their Tuesday evening meeting. Petrus announced the opening of a student section at football games beginning this football season.
“In order to support our team “please come to all the home
games and stay until the end,” says Petrus.
charge of the basketball pep band, teaching some instrumental methods classes, and conducting the symphonic band. Although working at ASU is different than any of her past jobs, Labovitz said she is excited about working with so many different students. “I’m working with a lot more students here than at Washburn, and there is also a larger diversity of students here, including non-music majors,” Labovitz said. Labovitz also reveals she has a philosophy for teaching band students that matches the expectations of the Fine Arts Department. “I hope that when students leave college they have a passion for music that will be used outside of school. I also want to be able to create independent musicians who can appreciate music in all of life,” Labovitz said. Members of the marching band seem to be adjust-
Petrus also mentioned that their bike bill, which went through their legislator last year, has allowed them to purchase eight new bikes for the Red Wolf Center. “We have not publicized that yet, but already we have had a great amount of traffic,” says Petrus. Students can now rent out the bikes as well as locks and keys for them. Art education major, Marchelle Perkins, a senior, was sworn in as Senator for the College of Fine Arts and will be serving SGA. Petrus ended the meeting by stating, “It’s going be a great year. We have a lot of great things on our plate. Just like last year, we are going to be very transparent. We want the student body to know what things we’ve got going on.” The next SGA meeting will be held Sept. 11th at 5:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of the library.
ing to the new director very well. Adam Inman, a senior RTV/audio-video production major from Hoxie, Ark. said he believes Labovitz is doing a very good job of taking over the band program and transitioning the band after Dr. Carroll’s departure. “I respect her wanting to do things a new way versus the way it has been done in the past,” Inman said. Labovitz said she hopes to impact the band program in a beneficial way and help it, and its members, to continue to grow. “I want the band program at ASU to be entertaining, and for it be a positive ambassador to the community of Jonesboro,” Labovitz said. Labovitz said everything so far has gone “exceedingly well” and everyone has been very cooperative. She also cites Dr. Carroll as having done a great job with the band program before her arrival.
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THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012
Season opener against fifth-ranked Oregon ZACHARY LOTT STAFF WRITER
Fall camp is over, and the Arkansas State Red Wolves football team has turned its attention to its first opponent this season: the Oregon Ducks ASU will travel to Eugene, Ore. this Saturday for a nationally-televised matchup against the nation’s fifth-ranked team. The Red Wolves have spent the past two weeks perfecting its game plan, a process that began soon after head coach Gus Malzahn and his staff arrived in Jonesboro nine months ago. “This game’s been approaching since [the coaching staff ] got here because it’s the first game. Our players are excited because it’s a really good opponent, and coming off last season our guys are really eager to prove that we’ve got to better,” said offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. “When you play someone that good you really don’t have to do anything to get the guys focused.” Oregon won the past three PAC-12 titles and return 11 starters from a team that finished 12-2 and beat Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl a year ago. Freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota has an array of offensive weapons to help him adjust to his role as a starter, including sophomore all-purpose back De’Anthony Thomas, whose explosive freshman season earned him honors as the PAC-12’s cooffensive Freshman of the Year. Thomas, who plays running back, receiver and also returns kicks, led the Ducks in receiving
last year and accounted for 2,235 all-purpose yards along with 18 total touchdowns. He will be the focal point of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly’s no-huddle offense, which averaged 45.4 points and 510.6 yards per game last season. Yet the Ducks may be just as formidable on the other side of the ball, where they feature a potent defensive line anchored by ends Dion Jordan and Taylor Hart. Safety John Boyett is considered one of football’s best. Malzahn praised Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, calling him “one of the best in the business.” “It’s good that we got an extra week for these guys. They’re a phenomenal team both offensively and defensively,” said Malzahn. “We got a chance to play them two years ago [when Malzahn was at Auburn], and their defense is better than it was [then].” The Red Wolves will need a strong performance from both sides of the ball, but the defense will be particularly challenged as it attempts to keep up with Oregon’s break-neck pace. Practicing against Malzahn’s own up-tempo attack has helped defensive coordinator John Thompson prepare his group, but he says it’s still inadequate to demonstrate to players the nature of Oregon’s offense. “When you go against a scout team, there’s no way you can duplicate the speed and the speed of the game and as fast as they get lined up and as fast as they’re going to run,” Thompson said. Malzahn says the defense has “a lot of question marks” due to their youth, but that he “has a lot of confidence” in Thompson’s abilities. The coaching staff has been pumping Oregon’s fight song through the speakers at ASU Stadium during practice to prepare the team for the atmosphere at Autzen Stadium, considered one of the loudest venues in college football. Malzahn says the players have responded well, but that it can’t fully prepare the team for kind of noise they Herald File Photo will experience. Ryan Aplin, Sun Belt Conference player of the year will lead ASU will find out just how prepared they the pack as they travel to Oregon to face the ducks. The game are Saturday night at 9:30 P.m. will be televised on ESPN and can be heard on 107.9 KFIN, XM198 and Sirius 94.
Red Wolves take the broom to Tigers ASHLEY HELLIWELL SPORTS EDITOR
The Lady Red Wolves took its first home court match with a 3-0 victory over Memphis Tuesday. “It’s nice to get a win at home. Memphis came in being a good team, but we handled our business,” said head Coach David Rehr. With the home court advantage, the momentum was high. ASU controlled the pace racking up 17 kills while Memphis struggled offensively with only nine. The Red Wolves took the first set 25-17. ASU never let up, continuing to push through the second set as both teams traded points. With a 14-9 lead over the Tigers, sophomore Taylor Szypulski would shut Memphis outside hitter Altrese Hawkins out with a single block, giving the Red Wolves the opportunity to forge ahead taking set two. The Tigers lead the start of the third set 0-3. It was not to long before ASU would take over scoring
Junior Ashley Tipps goes up for an attack. Tipps ended the match with eight kills.
eight of the next nine points. After the teams exchanged points Memphis would close the gap with ASU leading by two (18-16). The Lady Red Wolves took the next five points taking the third set.
Szyuplski finished with ten kills, while Junior Ashley Tips and Senior Kelsey Hodges had 8. Senior setter Alison Kearney had 33 assist. Junior libero Megan Baska lead the Red Wolves with 11 digs.
“The crowd was fantastic, it was really good and hopefully we can get even more people in here the next time.” ASU will take on North Texas at the Convocation center Sept. 28 at 7p.m.
You guys must really hate USC. They’re finally bowl-eligible again and – BAM! – they’re right back to being media darlings. Ranked first overall in the AP and USA Today polls? Check. Absurd hype from ESPN about potentially being the best offense ever? Check. Romantic comparisons to the Pete Carroll days? Check. At least Lane Kiffin’s presence should keep the NCAA investigators occupied. But never mind all that. You’ve got more important things to worry about. Allow me to reintroduce you to your worst nightmare: Gus Malzahn. That’s right – he’s back. He may not have Cam Newton or, ahem, Michael Dyer, but I’m confident in my assertion that, come Saturday, the Oregon Ducks (Accelleratii incredibus) don’t have a prayer of besting the Arkansas State Red Wolves (Carnivorous vulgaris). Beyond Malzahn’s obvious familiarity with Nick Aliotti’s defense and Chip Kelly’s ludicrous-speed offense is the fact that we’re getting pretty good at this no-huddle thing ourselves. Former A-State head coach Hugh Freeze’s offense is a kissing cousin of Malzahn’s, except now we have the real thing. By now, I’m sure our defense is accustomed to the fine art of flopping around to catch their breath. But let’s make no mistake – this is a money game. We’re used to being sacrificed to the football gods so the athletic department can stay afloat a little bit longer, but the thing that works most in our favor is the fact that the media has been yammering for months about how easy Oregon’s schedule is. When people start telling you that there’s no chance you can lose to a team like Arkansas State, you start to believe it. Next thing you know, Ryan Aplin is obliterating your secondary because your defense is too busy dreaming about squeezing the life from Matt Barkley’s pretty little blonde head. I imagine Oregon will jump out to an early lead before Marcus Mariota temporarily forgets he’s playing an actual FBS opponent and chucks the ball into blanket coverage for a pick-6. From there, los Lobos Rojas will demolish, bludgeon and annihilate the Ducks on route to a 45-17 victory. Barack Obama will edge Mitt Romney in November when a furious write-in campaign causes Malzahn to split the vote and allows the president to capture Arkansas’ six electoral votes. A statue of Malzahn’s visor will erected outside the student union. Letter to Oregon from an anonymous writer.
High standards set for ASU Soccer LYNDSEY PATTERSON STAFF WRITER
Chelsea Weaver| News Editor The Lady Red Wolves will Travel to Memphis on Friday Aug. 31.
Caitlin LaFarlette| Staff Photographer
The ASU Women’s Soccer team started its 2012 season looking strong, with a 2-1 record. The team lost eight seniors from last season, but picked up 13 new faces this fall. “Despite losing eight seniors last year, we have been blessed with how well our newcomers and returners have been able to mesh together. Our team chemistry looks really good, and it’s evident on the field. We had our kinks in the beginning of the season, but we’ve matured quickly as a team,” said senior Ashley McMurtry. Coming off of back-to-back wins the last two games, including a 6-0 victory over Arkansas Pine Bluff, and a 1-0 defeat to Murray State in the final minutes of the game, the Red Wolves hope to keep the momentum up moving into this weekend. ASU will play Memphis University (in Memphis) Friday night, and then return home to take on Jackson State on Sunday.
“In order for us to achieve our goal of a winning season, it is necessary for us to go through rough waters, and this will be a perfect opportunity for us to see our weaknesses as well as show our strengths.” Head Coach, Tafadzwa Ziyenge “While we are still in the process of trying to mesh the team together, we have the difficult task of playing against a team like Memphis, who was ranked as high as eighth in the nation last year. However, my girls have a lot of fight in them,” said Head Coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge. Ziyenge is in his third season with the Arkansas State soccer team, and has been raising the bar higher and higher with every new season. The team has held high stan-
dards, and doesn’t plan to lower the bar this year. “One of our goals is to be the first ASU team to have a winning record on the season. We are looking forward to the challenge and at the end of the day, we absolutely have nothing to lose. In order for us to achieve our goal of a winning season, it is necessary for us to go through rough waters, and this will be a perfect opportunity for us to see our weaknesses as well as show our strengths,” said Ziyenge. The Lady Red Wolves have been working hard to prepare for this “winning season,” and is ready to take on Memphis and Jackson State. Our overall goal this year is to have a winning record. To be the first team at ASU to achieve that would be a huge accomplishment for our program, and I truly believe this team can do it,” said Junior Ashley Jackson. ASU you will take the field on Sunday Sept. 2 at the Soccer Complex. Kickoff will begin at 2:00.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012
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Xinzhong Zhao | Staff Photographer (Above) Nick Berlein has some fun while representing the ROTC at the Community Fair. Many clubs and groups had tables set up on the Heritage Plaza Lawn in hopes of attracting new members. (Left) Marcela Tapia and Devan Harper sit at the ASU-TV table out on the Heritage Plaza at the Community Fair. There are over 140 student clubs and organizations at ASU.
Shine Huang | Staff Photographer Joanne Jarosz, a senior education major of Calico Rock, wins a Suddenlink phone holder through lucky spin at the Community Fair Wednesday afternoon. Shine Huang | Staff Photographer Sherry Eskridge, a member of the Library faculty, signed up at the Community Fair for iTechs computer service for a chance of getting free service hours.
Campus Crime August 21
On Tuesday a caller reported a suspicious suspect without a shirt walking near the ABI building on University Loop with a large stick talking to himself and pulling on his own hair. When Officer Bobby Duff made contact with the suspect, Christopher Leon West, he was walking with a steel pipe, which he dropped after being advised by Duff to do so. West said he was on campus looking for apple trees and was going to use the pipe to get the apples. Duff found an expired Michigan ID and two pocketknives in the suspect’s possession. He then issued West a Persona Non Grata notice banning him from campus.
While patrolling on the Segway, Officer Steven Wilson noticed two students in the parking lot of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house holding containers of unknown substance in their hands, walking toward the Pi Kappa Alpha house. He approached the students to see what they were holding; according to the report, James Wright had an opened jar of applesauce and Logan Shipman had an opened jar of spinach. The officer stated that both said they were intending on dumping the contents on the front porch of the Pike house as a prank. At this time Officer Robert Peevey also arrived on the scene. Wright and Shipman were advised that they should dump the contents into a nearby dumpster, which they did.
August 19 At approximately 8:50 a.m. Officer Wilbur Hewitt was dispatched to St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center in reference to a possible injured student who claimed to have been injured in an assault that took place at the Kappa Alpha fraternity house. According to the report, the victim, Austin Baker, claimed suspect, Mark Cummings, had punched him in the face. Beforehand, Cummings had accused Baker of letting the air out of his brother’s tires.
August 18 On Saturday at 1:38 a.m. Officer Robert Peevey stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Johnson Ave. and University Loop for running a red light. According to the report, Peevey smelled an odor of intoxicants on the breath on the suspect, Ivan Ramirez-Sanchez. Peevey asked if Ramirez-Sanchez had drunk any alcohol that night. At first the suspect said he had only drank a little but then said he had had none, however, his eyes were bloodshot and watery, according to the report. When asked about his age, the suspect told Peevey he was 23, but later said he was 33, when he was 34. He was asked again if he’d had any alcohol he replied that he’d had three beers. After failing three field sobriety tests, he submitted a breath sample, which returned .10. Ramirez-Sanchez was then taken into custody and issued a DWI.
Upon further looking around, Peevey noticed a spot of fresh paint that had been thrown onto the wall of the Pike house. At this point two other officers arrived. Upon searching the area, Officer Terry Phipps saw two fivegallon buckets of paint through the window of the Lambda Chi house that matched the color found on the wall of the Pike house. According to the report, several Lambda Chi members were questioned, but it could not be confirmed that Wright and Shipman were responsible for the paint. Members of did not press charges, however they asked that the paint be cleaned up. Members from Lambda Chi stated that they would have a pressure washer in the morning to clean up the wall that their members had thrown paint on.
July 13 On Friday around 1:48 a.m. Officer Robert Peevey pulled a vehicle over for speeding on the Marion Berry Parkway. After stopping the suspect, Faris Alabbas, Peevey noticed a very strong odor of intoxicants coming from inside the vehicle. He asked Alabbas how much he’d had to drink that night, and the suspect stated he had two beers, according to the report. Alabbas underwent several sobriety tests, all of which he failed, and submitted a breath sample, which returned as .20. The suspect was then taken into custody and issued a DWI.
— Compiled by Chelsea Weaver, News Editor