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Friday, April 21, 2017

Mysterious Hazmat invasion explained Chi Alpha spreads word through Pandemic

Student Body president announced Fielder, Hecox campaign ends with success Rosanna Aguilera Staff Writer

Patrick Fleming Staff Writer

Hazmat suited and gas mask clad students have wandered the campus for the past two weeks, aiming to gain interest in Pandemic, which turned out to be a Chi Alpha event. When approached by students about what this was about, these hazmat suited people simply handed them a card saying that the students were “infected” and that they should come by the University Center on April 10 to find out what they were infected with. They handed each student a card with a stamp of a variety of four colors, red, pink, green and purple, which had a later effect on the secretive event. Obviously, there was nothing serious about these claims. It was made clear that the students were not really infected by anything at the event. However, the ambiguity and showmanship caught many students’ interests, which caused them to attend and see what all the hype was about. The entrance to the C.J. Davidson Conference Center was closed off with fake, protected doors and sur-

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Mikera Walker Managing Editor Tristan Fielder and Emily Hecox were victorious after weeks of campaigning for student body president and vice president, respectively. The pair is set to be sworn in as Student Body President and Vice President on April 24. Fielder, biology major and veteran Student Government member will be taking the torch from former Student Body President Peyton Labauve. Hecox is a member of the highly acclaimed Rambelle Rugby Club and will assist Fielder in the upcoming year. Fielder and Hecox discussed

their lives, next steps and thanked the public for their support. “I’m a third generation Ram, and have really been blessed by all of the opportunities and experiences my family has had through ASU,” Fielder said. A member of Tri-Beta, Honors Students Association and an unpaid intern at the San Angelo Nature Center Fielder is dedicated to many causes. After receiving a Carr Distinguished Scholarship and with her family history at ASU, Hecox knew this was the perfect fit. The admissions counselor knew her name after her first tour and recognized her when she came back for a second event, which was a big factor in her attending. “I am not just a number here

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Jerod Dudik encourages students to attend the Pandemic event. Dudik and other members of Chi Alpha gave students hand stamps to enter. rounded by more people wearing hazmat suits. The press was so successful that instead of running the show once, there had to be two separate shows, each lasting somewhere around 20 minutes long. Each audience member was led through the fake, protected doors and told to go to a certain area based off of what color their card or

Magician to judge annual talent show 12 student performers set to take stage Patrick Fleming Staff Writer After months of preparation, the University Center Program Council’s 34th Annual Student Talent Show is finally about to begin. Keeping themselves from becoming apathetic, those at UCPC are still set on making this the biggest show yet, which includes bringing in special guest Derek Hughes. Making an appearance as a guest judge, Hughes is a stand-

stamp was and were seated in front of a television that showed simulations of a strand of DNA with a stage behind it and a projector on the wall. A video played about this Pandemic, where different news sources talked about how the strain was spreading.

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up magician who has made many television appearances including the CW’s “Penn and Teller: Fool Us” as well as season 10 of “America’s Got Talent.” He is also a creative producer on Tru Tv’s hit show, “The Carbonaro Effect,” which is a show that specializes in pranks and magic tricks. “Every year I feel like it continues to grow and I feel like it is one of the best traditions that Angelo State has,” Samuel Mendoza, Coordinator for Student Programs & Activities, said. “It is one of my personal favorite

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Rams down TAMIU Dustdevils, extend win streak to four Baseball continues as third in conference Deundra Smyth Contributor Ram Baseball swept the three-game series against the Texas A&M International Dustdevils April 14-15. This sweep improved the Rams’ record to 29-8, while the Dustdevils fell to 10-24 on the year. Offense for the Rams was on the ball, outscoring the

Dustdevils by an overall margin of 21-5, which sets the Rams at third in the Lone Star Conference. The action began on Friday with an evening doubleheader, which the Rams dominated in an impressive fashion. In the 6-0 series opening win, junior pitcher Matt Shannon started and quickly showed why the coaches trusted him. Shannon pitched the en-

tire seven-inning game and shut out the Dustdevils, only giving up three hits in the process. He also failed to walk a batter on his way to clinching his sixth victory of the season. With two runs scoring in the first and second innings, the Rams’ offense quickly began giving Shannon the run support he would need in order to continue his stellar pitching performance.

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Matt Waller, senior, catches a strike from Matt Shannon. Waller had two putouts against TAMUI.

April 21 full issue  
April 21 full issue  

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