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Volume 80 Issue 25 April 11, 2014
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Rock Climbing Competition
Baseball vs. Tarleton State University from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Stephenville Studio Theatre: “The Speed of Darkness” beginning at 8 p.m. in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building
Saturday April 12 All Day: Greek Life: Delta Zeta’s Turtle Tug All Day: Track and Field at Wes Kittley Invitational Football: Spring Game at 12 p.m. at the LeGrand Sports Complex Softball vs. Texas A&M Univeristy-Kingsville from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mayer Field Baseball vs. Tarleton State University from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Stephenville
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Softball vs. Texas A&M Univeristy-Kingsville from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Mayer Field Studio Theatre: “The Speed of Darkness” beginning at 8 p.m. in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building
Sunday April 13 All Day: Golf at Tarleton Invitational
Monday April 14 Student Senate Meeting starting at 6 p.m. in the UC
Tuesday April 15 Jazz Ensemble Concert starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Mayer Administration Building
Wednesday April 16 Dog Tags to Dollars from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the UC Nasworthy Suite Pop into the CSI: Free popcorn from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. UCPC: Monthly Movie Series featuring We’re the Millers at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the UC
Thursday April 17 Softball vs. St. Edward’s University from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Austin The 2014 Rammy awards starting at 7:30 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson Center Weekly Planetarium Showings at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Global Immersion Center until May 1
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Far Left: Sophomore Chastity King works her way up the climbing wall while keeping an eye on the other competitors. Left: Junior Linette Castaneda starts to tie up King as she looks at other climbers on the wall. Above: Senior David Cocuzzi boulders on the side wall during the competition.
Track and Field hosts multi-event at home Both teams continue to rack up victories Ryan Everheart Contributor The Rams and the Rambelles completed their meet on Saturday strong, scoring 148.50 points and 204 points respectively, defeating the teams in their way. “I think the team is looking really well,” freshman Hagen Kennedy said. “Seeing everyone’s progress as times get lower is exciting.” The Rams and Rambelles had a combined score of 16 victories, with eight wins for each team. “We are doing pretty well,” graduate student Robbie Thayer said. Thayer said the team is starting strength work, and these exercises will help the team decrease their times. Junior Wala Gime placed second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.25 seconds. He also had a victory in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.48 seconds. The Rams sit in the No. 5 spot, where they hope to get better with time. The Lone Star Conference Outdoor Champions will begin May 1 in Kingsville, Texas. Gime said the coaches are giving the players the strength to improve to next week, where they can perform well for nationals. The NCAA Championship will begin May 22 Sat. April 12 Partly Cloudy 93°66°
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Photo by Aly Duran The crowd watches closely as sophomore Brittany Patterson pole vaults over the bar.
in Allendale, Mich. Despite a small injury, the Rams were successful in the 4x100 relays, an event they won with a time of 3:13. Gime, Thayer, junior Dallas Gray and junior Daniel Perez ran in the relay. Kennedy said that practice is going well and all of the athletes are staying healthy. The Rams have a good mark in this point Mon. April 14 Mostly Sunny 65° 42°
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of the season, Thayer said, and he thinks the team is pretty solid so far. The Rambelles also performed well with red shirt sophomore Jasmine Ambowode winning the triple jump and the 400-meter hurdles. Ambowode’s time in the hurdles was 59.58 seconds. Her triple jump was 12.49 meters.
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Wed. April 16 Mostly Sunny 76° 53°
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Friday, April 11, 2014
Student veterans prepare for future careers Dog Tags to Dollars helps student veterans with employment Allison Price Editor Student Veterans can find the help they need with the five part employment workshop series, Dog Tags to Dollars. The workshops provide tools and information specifically for student veterans to find employment. The workshops are every Wednesday in April. The first two workshops were April 2 and 9. The third workshop will be April 16 in the Nasworthy Suite of the UC (UC 203 and 204). Dog Tags to Dollars is a collaboration of The Veterans Educational and Transitional Services (VETS) and Career Development.
“This is the first time we have done something like this,” Veterans Outreach Coordinator Russ Baker said. “We want to help our student veterans because they have a different situation with their military experience.” Career Development Director Julie Ruthenbeck said the VETS center came up with the name of the workshops, and then both departments decided the details of when and where to have the meetings. “Veterans come in with so many skill sets, and we want to help them translate those into civilian understanding,” Ruthenbeck said. Ruthenbeck said the first workshop focused on the personality type and natural preferences of each veteran. Career Development graduate assistant, Summer, helped the veterans looks at both sets of skills related to their military position as well as their natural skills. “We help them relate those skills to a career that they want to have in the future,” Ruthenbeck said. “We
Guest speakers to recount stories from Civil Rights era Talk to celebrate 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act Adam Sauceda Managing Editor The history department has invited guest speakers to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in America and give their first-hand accounts of San Angelo during the time period on Monday, April 14. The event, “San Angelo and Civil Rights: Local Stories of Integration in San Angelo Schools,” will be co-hosted by the Multicultural Center, and will take place in UC 110 and 111 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. “In light of the anniversary, we started thinking about possible local speakers who could talk about civil rights in San Angelo,” Assistant Professor of history Dr. Christine Lamberson said. “We thought speaking about integration in the schools might be particularly interesting to students, and we went with that theme.” Freshman Araceli Jimenez said it is important for students to remember the history and struggles of the civil rights movement. “For us not to make the same mistakes again, we have to be reminded of what happened before,” Jimenez said. History can feel distant for many students, and that played a role in choosing the speakers for the event,
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Lamberson said. “I think [the speakers] can connect with students particularly well because they will be speaking about the community students already know well,” Lamberson said. “Local stories can help make history real and more personal.” Mary Frances Owens, a retired San Angelo independent school teacher, and former ASU athletic director, Coach Phil George, will speak at the event. Multicultural Center program specialist Robert Garcia said speakers will relate more clearly with the people in the community as opposed to someone who did not live in San Angelo during that time. “They were here during that time,” Garcia said. “They actually experienced the struggles and changes that were happening.” Lamberson said they are looking forward to a good event and hope students will come and ask questions about San Angelo’s history. “As people who come will hear, the changes the movement enacted took place within the life times of many Americans still living in our community,” Lamberson said. “[This event] reminds us that history, including civil rights, is not something that happened to someone long ago and far away. Rather, it is something that affected the lives of people they know.” Lamberson said the history department is hoping to hold more similar events next year.
then talk about how to practice resume writing skills, interviewing skills, job search skills and et cetera.” Baker said the second workshop focused on resume and cover letter writing, and the third will be about job interview tips. The fourth will be about managing the job search and job offers. The final session will be about business etiquette. Ruthenbeck said five people attended the first session, but she hopes there will be more interest as word spreads and free lunch is also provided. “We are putting the word out through various organizations,” Baker said. Different community groups have taken interest in Dog Tags to Dollars, such as the Texas Work Force and Goodfellow Air Force Base, Ruthenbeck said. Baker said goodies are given out at each session, and those who attend all five of the workshops receive a USB flash drive in the shape of a dog tag.
Above: (from left) Junior Brittany Milkowski, senior Josh Trujillo, senior Will Dyess and sophomore Cathy Alaniz share laughs while watching the fraternities and sororities goof around. All the fraternities and sororities gathered to end Greek Week with a bang on Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5. On Friday, there was a Sand Volleyball Tournament and on Saturday the different organizations participated in a chariot Photos by Marsalis Mahome race.
Friday, April 11, 2014
San Angelo continues to have water concerns
Allison Price Editor As San Angelo residents, we all know the problem with the water shortage in town. There always seems to be a concern because it rarely rains in San Angelo. The city is not able to collect and save the rainwater. Even when it does rain, there is never enough to go around. Water conservation and
drought is not only a problem in San Angelo, but also in neighboring counties and cites. Currently, San Angelo is in a drought level two. According to the City of San Angelo, Texas, website, drought level two goes into effect when the city has less than 18 months of water supply. To come to the realization that San Angelo does not have a year and a half’s worth of water supply is scary. What if those resources were to become even scarcer? This is a rapidly growing concern for the city and for those who live in it. According to the website, restrictions have been set on when watering can be done. The city allows watering days once every seven days, but only up to one inch per week. Landscape or foundation watering with a drip irrigation system is permitted on any day, at any time, only
if the total amount of water does not exceed one inch per week. The city would have to have less than a 12-month water supply to qualify as drought level three. If the city is bumped to level three, outdoor watering would be prohibited. Also, strict restrictions would be placed on residential water usage. Many ASU students live off campus. What if their apartment complexes or landlords had to restrict the water usage? No more long showers, no more laundry once a week and etc. As a community, we have to work together to save the city. Being restricted to only certain amounts of water is not an ideal living situation. There are several conservation tips that San Angelo residents can take part in. Even here at ASU, we can help save thousands of gallons of water.
The university has redesigned the campus with gravel instead of grass to prevent unnecessary outside watering. Some useful conservation tips include turning off the water when brushing your teeth or hands. The water does not need to be running that entire one to two minutes. Over time, this conservation method alone could save hundreds of gallons of water in a day. This is just one step to building San Angelo’s water supply, but there are hundreds of other ways that families or individuals can help save water. It is important to know and be concerned about our city because this problem could get worse over time. Be informed of the city’s procedures on watering, and remember to try and save water at any possible time.
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Adam Sauceda Managing Editor Being on a college student’s budget, I generally don’t go out to eat when it’s sandwiches on the menu. I just don’t see myself paying so much for a sandwich when, at least in my view, I can buy some meat, cheese, and a loaf of bread for the same price as one sandwich. That particular take on the sandwich cuts a lot of local delis and sandwich shops out of my diet. However, a friend offered to buy me and a colleague lunch here, so I figured…what the heck.
If you have never been to Peasant Village (this was only my second time), they open for lunch, close, and then reopen for dinner. Now, I hear their dinner is pretty snazzy, but I’m reviewing their lunch here, which consists of sandwiches and wraps. They have some great stuff to put in their sandwiches, but the menu can be overwhelming if you try to order something in a hurry without already knowing what they have to offer. All of their sandwiches go by unique names, some of which are inspired by San Angelo’s first responders, or our men and women in uniform at Goodfellow.
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Each has a very unique blend of meat, cheese, veggies and dressings on different types of breads, and it can be tricky to figure out what’s what. I mean, I had what they call a “flying pig,” but I couldn’t tell you what was on it. I just picked it because it had the most meat and the least amount of vegetables. Like I said, I’m a man! My favorite thing about Peasant Village is the building it’s located in, which is a house located at 23 S. Park St. Definitely not your average location. For about 10 bucks with drink and chips, I’ve had far worse, so check out this unique joint when you feel like splurging on a tasty sandwich. Bon Appétit!!
Friday, April 11, 2014
Rams face Tarleton State on the mound for conference play Rams to play two games in Stephenville
Allison Price Editor The Rams came out with a win and a loss Tuesday, April 8, at their double header at Foster Field. The Rams played McMurry University and are now 23-15 overall and 12-11 in conference. At the beginning of the season, the Rams played McMurry and came out with two wins. The War Hawks took advantage of the two ASU errors, limiting the Rams to five hits in the first game on Saturday, April 5. In game two against McMurry, both teams did not score in the first two innings. Angelo State got on the scoreboard in the third inning with one run. Junior Blake Bass hit the first triple of his career during the fourth
two wins and one loss. In game one against Cameron on Saturday, the Rams did not score any runs during the seven innings. In game two, Angelo State came fighting back and did not allow Cameron to score. Senior Christian Summers led the ninth inning, scoring a double. The Rams started out strong in the beginning of game two. Photo by Aly Duran In the fourth inning, Junior Blake Bass catches the ball. senior Reggie Rodriguez made it to first after being inning. The Rams were able to hit by a pitch from the Aggies. score two runs during the fourth Rodriguez then stole second inning. The War Hawks were also and third base. Sophomore Hunter able to make it on the scoreboard Choate batted an RBI single, which with one run. brought Rodriquez home. The Rams had just come off a The Rams head back out on the three-game series against Camer- road Friday, April 11, and Saturday, on University Friday, April 4 and April 12, to take on Tarleton State Saturday, April 5 Angelo State took University in Stephenville.
Photo by Aly Duran The Rams high five each other after they shake hands with their opponents at the end of the game.
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Juniors Lexi Brooks, Jordan Gray, Jaylen Rodgers and Ambowode participated in the 4X100 relays. The girls came out in first place with a time of 3:46. On Wednesday, April 9 Ambowode and Gray were named LSC track and field athletes of the week. The recognition came about after Ambowode won the 400-meter hurdles. Gray won the long jump at the David Noble Relays with a leap of 6.01 meters. The Ram and Rambelles have a second multievent meet Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11 at the LeGrand Sports Complex. The team will then head to the Wes Kittley Invitational in Abilene on Saturday, April 12.
Photo by Aly Duran Junior Dalton Boyls leaps over a hurdle as fast as he can to beat out his opponents and make it to the finish line.
The Ram Rugby team played University of North Texas at the invite only Texas Tournament. Left: Troy Knudsen runs with the rugby ball as his opponents chase after him. Right: Kody Kidd stretches his arms out to catch the rugby ball as his teammates life him in the air.
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Rambelles snag wins while away Girls now on 11-game winning streak Allison Price Editor The Rambelles continue to improve on the field not only at home, but also away. The team played St. Mary’s University Tuesday, April 8, in a doubleheader and walked away with two wins. This now brings the team to 11 consecutive wins. On Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5, the Rambelles took on Eastern New Mexico University in a three-game series. The girls were victorious, and the team’s overall record is 33-9. The Rambelles will be home again Saturday, April 12, for a double header against Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Photo by Aly Duran Tina Cisneros runs to get under the ball.