Events Calendar Get involved on campus! Here’s what’s going on this week. Friday April 25 Softball vs. West Texas A&M University from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Canyon Baseball vs. Texas A&M University-Kingsville from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Kingsville Softball vs. West Texas A&M University from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Canyon Arts at ASU: “The House of Bernarda Alba” starting at 8 p.m. in the ASU Modular Theatre until May 3
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SGA Presidential and Vice President reelections set The Student Government Association (SGA) met April 14 to revote for student body president and vice president. Both pairs of candidates claimed that one another were not following the rules when it came to voting day, student senator James Dougherty said. Reelections have been set up and will be May 1 and 2. Students can vote through Ramport.
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Jared Goecker and Ross Kussnereit Presidential and VP Candidate Major points of campaign: Increasing availability of contraceptives on campus, tackling are parking issues and reducing book prices.
Connor Frankhouser and Jenni deBie Presidential and VP Candidate Major points of campaign: Increasing Ram pride across campus and taking SGA out of the “government stereotype.”
Saturday April 26 All Day: ASU co-ed cheer tryouts for 2014-2015
ASU celebrated Earth Day Tuesday, April 22, to support environmental education and protection. Students participated in several activities, including making no-sew pillows. Student took pictures in a photo booth and made photo frames out of recycled materials.
Softball vs. West Texas A&M University from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Canyon Baseball vs. Texas A&M University-Kingsville from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Kingsville Softball vs. West Texas A&M University from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Canyon
Sunday April 27 All Day: ASU co-ed cheer tryouts for 2014-2015
Monday April 28 All Day: Lab finals/study week until May 3 Student senate meeting at 6 p.m. in the UC 203-204
Tuesday April 29 All Day: Bills for Summer I available to view online Angelo Speaks, featuring Lacey Roop, at 7 p.m. in the Plaza Verde clubhouse
Wednesday April 30 All Day: Club Sports Field Day Multicultural Center blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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.
Thursday May 1 All Day: Track and Field vs. Lone Star Conference Outdoor Championships UCPC: Crossroads Live, featuring Ryan LaPerle from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the UC lobby
Above: Sophomore Adriana Martin ties a shirt and adds old paper to create a small pillow at the Earth Day Celebration.
Renaming ceremony from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Center for Human Performance
Photos by Marsalis Mahome
Weekly Planetarium Showings at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Global Immersion Center until May 1
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Ram Page wins multiple awards at TIPA convention Staff hopes to continue improvement Erika Walker Contributor Ram Page was recognized April 12 at the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) convention in San Antonio and won 11 awards for its work during spring 2013 and fall 2013. “The best part about competing was really not competing,” photographer and first place winner sophomore Marsalis Mahome said. “It had just slipped my mind that last semester, we sent in our work for the year, so I was totally shocked when I did find out how well we did. It’s an amazing feeling, a blessing, actually. I couldn’t have done it without taking Photography I last semester.” Mahome said it would not have been possible without the help of the other photographers. Mahome’s winning photo was one that immediately had the most visual appeal with its color and composition, according to the judges’ comments. “Some things I learned were to always challenge myself to be creative, use the skills from my art and photography classes, and keep photography fun,” Mahome said. “Every picture should tell a story.” Adam Sauceda won second place for his sports action photo and third place Honorable Mention Single Subject Design Mariah Powell and Allison Price
for his sports feature photo. Mariah Powell placed third for an illustration. Victoria Lacy’s feature story received third place. Ram Page’s single subject design, page one design, general column, ad design and editorial garnered five honorable mentions. “The Ram Page team is awesome and a great team, like the Justice League or Avengers,” Mahome said. “We all make it our goals to perform our own duties to the best of our abilities.” Mahome said the Ram Page staff will continue to do its best in trying to create an enjoyable paper for the students. “At Ram Page each week, we look to find ways to better our paper, and we always try and perfect our craft,” Mahome said. Editor-in-chief sophomore Allison Price said she feels some pressure to continue to improve after winning the awards. “I absolutely feel more pressure to do better each semester,” Price said. “I know that we can get better ... and that is what we strive to do each semester. As an editor, you want to make the best paper you can every week.” Price said she believes the next steps for Ram Page are to gain more readers and get people more involved. “We already have a large group that reads the paper, but we always want to increase,” Price said. “Another step is to get more people involved with the Ram Page staff. I hope that Ram Page will get bigger and better in the future.”
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Friday, April 25, 2014
Wegner named Ram Page Editor-in-Chief Wegner looking forward to opportunity Mariah Trammel Contributor Junior Sydney Wegner has been named Ram Page editor-in-chief for 2014-2015. Pursuing a career in photography, Wegner said she has a few ideas of changes she would like to apply to Ram Page. “Something that I’m hoping to change is I actually want people to pick up it up and read it,” Wegner said. “I just want to find some way to make it more visually appealing. I’m a picture person, so I want to add more pictures.” Wegner said she feels capable to take on this position because of her past experiences, which include being an editor for her high school yearbook, being involved with photography, and taking news reporting classes. “Sydney seems to be a hard worker, motivated, teachable, and well rounded,” Ram Page adviser Dr. Cathy Johnson said. “She has a pleasing personality and seems to work well with others,
Junior Sydney Wegner which is crucial to this position.” A native of Wall, Texas, Wegner said she is happy to have chosen ASU as her school. “I really like San Angelo, and I think it’s a good town,” Wegner said. “When I came here, it was comfortable because I knew a lot of people already, so it wasn’t such a huge transition.” Aside from the excitement of taking on this role, Wegner said she has two concerns: stress and recruitment. “It is a huge responsibility,” Johnson said. “Every year is different, with its own set of challenges. In some respects, serving as editor-in-chief is like taking a final comprehensive exam with no idea what to study for because
we don’t know what might surface next year, either content-wise or staff-wise.” Wegner sought the editor-in-chief position to prepare herself for future job responsibilities. “I think it will look really good on a resume, and also I think there will be a lot of good experience in learning how to deal with my own team and produce a newspaper every week,” Wegner said. Johnson said Wegner will gain a better understanding of the media business while in the position. “Ultimately, at the end of her tenure as editor, I know Sydney will be a different person in some respects,” Johnson said. “She will have insight into interpersonal communication that she would not have without having served as Ram Page editor.” Johnson said about a dozen positions on the Ram Page staff are available. Individuals can still apply even if they are not mass media or communication majors. “All positions are open, and they’re paid, so come and work for me at the Ram Page,” Wegner said.
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Friday, April 25, 2014
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After years of teaching at ASU, five faculty members have announced their retirement. ASU supports each faculty member and wishes them the best.
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Multicultural Center hosts Blood Drive Kappa Sigma fraternity Student organizations able to participate and help Rio Velasquez Contributor The ASU Multicultural Center Wednesday, April 30, will host its second blood drive in collaboration with organizations AMAS, RAM Rugby and Mariposas. “Donating blood is a form of giving life,” Multicultural Program Assistant Lorina Soza said. “I started donating at a young age because of my sister. It’s very easy and a good cause.” The blood drive will take place in the bloodmobile in the UC parking lot from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This will be the first time the Multicultural Center co-sponsors the blood drive with other organizations. Soza said the Multicultural Center wanted to work with other organizations to spread the word and to get more students to participate. These students can really make a difference in a person’s life, she said. “I think it’s really exciting to work with differ-
ent groups like RAM Rugby,” AMAS President Emily Banda said. “We are happy for the chance to be co-sponsors with the Multicultural Center for events like this. It brings the campus together and helps keep everyone informed. It definitely raises awareness.” Senior Carmela Booker said she encourages her friends to donate even if it might seem scary. “Donating blood isn’t the only way you can help out. You can help spread the word and encourage others to participate,” she said. Banda said the biggest issue people have is fear that the needle would hurt, which was a misconception she had believed herself. She said that after she first donated, she realized it was a relatively painless process and encourages others to find the hero within themselves and donate. “If students or donors do have that fear, just take a breath,” Banda said, “and it’s over before they think.” The Multicultural Center and United Blood Services ask that participants bring photo identification and their donor card. There will be free cholesterol-testing with the donation. The blood drive is part of the United Blood Services’ Hero in Me program. Donors will receive points within the program and a get a “superhero” photo, Soza said.
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Students can be founding fathers of the fraternity Sally Gore Contributor The National fraternity Kappa Sigma plans to establish a chapter at ASU and held recruitment meetings April ninth and 10th at Plaza Verde. A total of 18 male students attended the presentation, held by Kappa Sigma Recruitment Managers Kyle Devivo and Rich Walley to discuss the establishment of a new chapter at ASU. The students have the opportunity to become ‘founding fathers’ of a Kappa Sigma ASU chapter and their names will go down in ASU history. Devivo said students who want to be founding fathers will also have leadership opportunities such as making their own by-laws and forming their own pledge process. “I didn’t see myself joining a fraternity when I went to school,” he said. “It’s not that I had anything against them, it just wasn’t for me. But, what changed my mind was that I met a group of guys who were my friends.” In order for Kappa Sigma to become a fraternity, at least 35 students must pledge.
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Allison Price Editor Starting fall 2014, all incoming freshmen will be required to enroll in a signature course of their choice. The signature courses range in a variety of topics and gives freshmen a feel for ASU and the community. According to the ASU signature course website, the courses will create a classroom environment where
first-year students can interact with faculty. The topics up for discussion will pose mutual interest and engage in shared inquiry with the practice of reasoning. There are 42 signature courses for the fall. Each class is small in size to further the instructor and student connection, according to the website. Signature courses may fall into any of the 50 categories listed of the signature courses webpage. Courses include “Choosing a STEM career,” “Lights, Camera, Action: Teach!” and “The Many Faces of College Freshmen.”
Each course is taught by a different faculty or staff member on campus. According to the ASU signature courses website, each course will allow first-year students to interact with their professors and classmates, investigate contemporary or interdisciplinary issues, or simply explore a major. The courses will hit five areas: writing, oral communication, information literacy, university resources and lecture series. Freshmen should register for a signature course, they can search the courses under General Studies 1181.
ASU loses student in single-vehicle crash Sydney Wegner every minute of our time together, nity to spend time with all of the Contributor and I treasure all of the laughs and Palmers, but with the way that she
Wells Fargo Family Pops Concert Saturday April, 26, 7:30 p.m. ASU Junell Center Rock and Roll is here to stay! Get ready for the unbridled, high voltage music of Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens in John Mueller’s “50’s Dance Party”. The show presents “an air tight band with energy-packed execution of a long string of classics” accompanied by the authentic sounds of the San Angelo Symphony. TICKET OUTLETS: Symphony Office/ Blair’s Western Wear/ Elite Physique (Southwest Location)/ In Vino Veritas/ Legend Jewlers $25 Adults•$20 Seniors $10 Students/Child/Active Military
Jamie Palmer Junior Jamie Palmer, 21, died April 7 a little after midnight in a single-vehicle crash. “My only wish is that I would have known her longer,” senior Claire Morris said in the Standard-Times guest book. “I enjoyed
conversations that we had.” Palmer was pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on special education. “She was such a caring person, and I always knew that she would make such a wonderful special education teacher,” Teacher Education Professor Dr. Judith Hakes said. “She told me that she chose that tough profession for a reason, and that was because she wanted to help the children whom many others might give up on. I think this is a true testament to the kind of person she was.” Hakes said she remembers the last time she saw Palmer in class. “She had a great big smile on her face,” Hakes said. “It seemed like she was always smiling.” Morris said Palmer loved and was devoted to her family. “Jamie truly was a beautiful girl inside and out,” Morris said. “I know that she is watching over her family. I never had the opportu-
always spoke about all of them, I could tell that there was nothing in the world more important to her.” Palmer had a great love for animals and was especially close to her dog, Nola, according to the obituary. It also said Palmer never shied away from a tough job and was always willing to help anyone in need. “I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know her,” Morris said. “Even though this tragedy cut our friendship short, it is definitely one that I will carry with me forever. I will never forget that girl.” Palmer, originally from Ballinger, Texas, graduated from Ballinger High School in 2010. “It is such a loss, but I know she is in God’s capable hands now, and she will be waiting in paradise to be with those she loved once again,” Morris said.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Fraternity gets a taste of female life through shoes Men show support for sexual assault against women Chaney Collins Contributor ASU students and community members are welcome to help raise awareness of sexual assault toward women by taking part in “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. at the courthouse downtown. According to the Concho Valley Rape Crisis Center (CVRCC) website,
the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event is internationally the men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is co-sponsoring this event with the Rape Crisis Center of San Angelo. This is the fifth consecutive year PIKE has been a part of the event, PIKE President Nigel Bates said. “We want to break the fraternal stereotype that guys in fraternities disrespect women,” Bates said. “We want to put ourselves into the community to better our name, image and ourselves.” Bates said he believes “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” benefits ASU and the community.
“It raises awareness,” he said. “I think it’s important that we go out there and put the high heels on, walk a mile, and really see what it’s like to be ‘women.’ It lets us feel a little bit of the hardships they go through.” PIKE’s co-sponsoring this event allows other ASU organizations and athletic teams to learn what a great opportunity and engaging experience this is. ASU football player Paul Mason said he has participated in this event for the past two years. He plans on attending this year and for years to come. “I participate in this event because I want raise more awareness about females that are victims of sexual assault,” Mason said. “Being able to wit-
ness women who have been through a sexual assault crisis gives me a better perspective and respect for women and how strong they are.” Mason said he invited other members of the football team to participate in the event each year. “Football players are not required to attend, but I always ask some of the guys with smaller feet to come out and support,” he said. “They are always willing to. Finding heels that are big enough for guys on our team with the smallest feet is one of the biggest challenges we have.” Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and costs $5 for all participants. Pre-registration can be done online at cv-rcc.org.
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Asian Pacific Islander Celebration
Above: (from left) Senior Whitney Campbell and junior Melanie Uribe paint a tree with flowers, inspired by a canvas painting next to their table. Different tables in the UC offered different activities. There were easels with posters of information that related back to the theme of the celebration. Chartwells provided the food and drinks free for students. Photos by Marsalis Mahome
Friday, April 25, 2014
A reflection of the semester
Allison Price Editor It is hard to believe that the end of the semester is only two weeks away. It seems that everyone was just returning back from winter break to begin the spring semester. The semesters always seem to go by faster than first anticipated. Once everyone gets comfortable with classes and gets in a routine, time flies by.
But time is not moving any faster than before. As students, we get wrapped up in school work, jobs and our social lives. Like many others, my semester seemed to fly by, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything different. I was fortunate to continue my work at Ram Page. I enjoyed creating a paper each week for our readers. I was really stressed out at times with trying to juggle school and work. It is a lot to do for anyone who is in a similar situation. Now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and know that I’ll make it out in one piece. As college students, we know how easily stress can come. We are only students; we can’t juggle a hundred things at once. This is what I had to remind myself whenever I thought I couldn’t handle the stress. This goes for anyone who might feel overwhelmed when it comes to school and/or work. As students, we are here to learn, and we shouldn’t beat ourselves up if we are not
getting everything done in one day. It is hard to not be worried about things that are going on. This is a normal feeling. I know that I worry about classes and upcoming tests. What student doesn’t? Aside from all of the stress that I’ve personally dealt with this semester, I am happy with how everything worked out. I am so happy with the opportunities I received through my job. I will carry the experience with me to new jobs and even media classes. In two weeks, summer vacation will start, and everyone’s worries will float away. This is the positive to time flying by. Breaks seem to get here faster than expected, and there is time to recuperate before heading back to school. At the end of each semester, we should take time to reflect on and reminisce about the good times and the bad times. This has been a semester for the books, and I hope that those who return in the fall are able to remind themselves to not stress and to only worry about the most important things.
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Adam Sauceda Managing Editor Out of all the restaurants I have eaten at and reviewed this semester, one really stood out. Mathis Field Café , or as I’ll always remember it, “Airport Chinese,” just keeps calling me back for more. Of course, that could have been my best friend and colleague, Larissa. Larissa had been poking at me about going back the day that I needed to have a review in, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt because I find their fried rice oh-so-delicious.
While I enjoyed their sweet and sour supreme last time I was in, I thought I’d give their American food a taste, and yet again, it was yummy. This time with a “safe bet” that I am particularly picky about, I chose the double bacon cheeseburger. There are so many places who can just flat out ruin this classic for me, but Mathis Field Café did a bangin’ job. First of all, our wait staff was friendly and prompt as always. At one moment, our waiter came to apologize for the wait and said our food would be out soon. I looked around, bewildered, and said to my friends, “I didn’t think we’d even been
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waiting long.” If I’m being patient like that, you know it hasn’t been long. I can’t even wait for my George Foreman Grill to heat up. This time around, a lot of the construction that had been going on at the airport was finished, for the most part, and we were able to watch a few planes take off and land as we ate. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice my burger looked. I mean, it wasn’t a puny McDouble or anything, but it wasn’t a huge pile of bread with a little meat in it (what I’m used to getting at “nicer” restaurants). My tummy and wallet are going to be glad to visit this place for meals to come. Bon Appétit!!
Friday, April 25, 2014
Rams receive good rankings after last weekend’s games as at the beginning of the season in a four-game series and lost all games. ASU had nine hits and four errors in the field in game one. Allison Price In the bottom of the first inEditor ning, freshman JP Zapata started the inning with a walk and would score on a triple by sophomore David Goggin. Goggin scored on a single from junior Derek Tyner. This put the Rams in the lead at 2-1. Junior Blake Bass pitched a scoreless second and third inning. West Texas scored a run in the fourth and fifth innings and took the lead. No runs were made in the sixth inning, but the Rams came back strong in the seventh inning. Senior Tyler Coughenour was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the seventh, allowing him a walk. Junior Brett David was also hit by a pitch, which sent him down to first base. Zapata brought Coughenour home after a single hit to the middle of the infield. Goggin followed Zapata with a run-scoring single, which tied the game 4-4. Tyner hit a single, which brought the score to 5-4. The Rams then added one more run bring the score to 6-4. Angelo State did not score any runs in the eighth Photo by Aly Duran inning, but West Texas was Sophomore Dillon Becker brings his arm forward, throwing a pitch home. able to score three runs.
Rams add two wins to record
The Rams baseball team secured two out of three wins against West Texas A&M Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19. In the series opener on Friday, the Rams won 8-7. The Rams took on West Tex-
The Buffs were unable to rack up more runs in the ninth inning, putting an end to game one. After their win on Friday, the Rams took the mound for a doubleheader. In game one, the teams played eight innings, coming out on top with a score of 10-8. Coughenour hit a homerun, which brought in three runs in the extra inning, and lifted the team to the win. In the second game on Saturday, the Rams came out with only one run and lost the final game in the series. The Rams did not score in game two until the second inning. They did not score during
the rest of the game. The Rams are now in third place after these three games, according to the Lone Star Conference standings. On Wednesday, April 23, the NCAA Division II South Central regional rankings were released. ASU sits at No. 6. The Rams are overall 25-19. The Rams have ended their home games and will be on the road for the rest of the season. ASU will play Texas A&M University-Kingsville Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, in Kingsville. The Rams will end their season playing Eastern New Mexico University Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, in Portales, N.M.
Photo by Aly Duran Senior Christian Summers prepares to bunt the ball and run for first.
Softball ends season in Canyon Rambelles try to push for wins in against West Texas Allison Price Editor The Rambelles, who were on the road this past weekend, beat St. Edward’s University Thursday, April 17, in one game. The Rambelles then went to Kingsville to resume the series against Texas A&M University-Kingsville. They won the first game but lost the second. Before the second game, the Rambelles had been on a winning streak with 15 consecutive games. The Rambelles now sit at an overall record of 37-10 and 19-4 in conference play. In the game against St. Edward’s, sophomore Darian Dunn hit a two-run double, which scored senior Morgan Spearman.
Senior Carly Peters hit the first pitch in the second inning, driving it to left center and making it a home run. The home run was Peters’ sixth of the season. St. Edward’s was able to get one run in the bottom of the second inning and did not score for the rest of the game. The third, fourth and fifth innings went on without any runs. The Rambelles came out in the sixth inning and added three additional runs to the scoreboard. The final score was 7-1. Moving to Saturday’s game one against Kingsville, senior Kelci Garza hit a single in the second inning, which scored Spearman. In the third inning, the Rambelles took the lead back when junior Rachel Moore hit an RBI single. Junior Megan Granado hit a double, bringing Moore home. Granado scored after a throwing error, keeping ASU in the lead. The girls did not get any runs in the fourth inning, but the Javelinas were able to add another
run, bringing the score to 4-2. In the top of the fifth, Moore hit her 10th homerun of the season. Neither team scored in the sixth inning, but the Javelinas added one last run in the seventh inning. Senior Mary Kate McKay pitched all seven inning. The game one win was her 11th win of the season. In game two of the double header, no runs were added until the sixth inning. ASU left nine runners on base while Kingsville left only five on base. Senior Sandra Serna pitched the game and allowed three hits through the first five innings. The Javelinas scored two runs in the sixth. Freshman Kenedy Urbany came in to relieve Serna and struck out the final batter. The Rambelles lost 0-2. The Rambelles play their final games against West Texas A&M University in Canyon Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26.
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