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Senior Brian Bledsoe, third place.

Sophomore Brianna Davis, second place.

True Blue Contest winners announced School spirit: Second annual contest yields variety of perceptions

Dana Choi Editor-in-Chief Three students learned Monday that they placed in the second annual True Blue Student Video Contest for their unique interpretations of school spirit. Junior Logan Reynolds, mass media major and communications minor, took first place for his “Braveheart”-inspired video. “It wasn’t exactly realistic,”

Photos by Pam Belcher

Junior Logan Reynolds placed first for his parkinginspired video.

he said. Reynold said he drew inspiration from students’ frustrations with parking and from the film “Braveheart.” Reynolds said he often makes videos for part-time work to make some money on the weekends. He said he was excited to find out he placed first. “Kids who play sports…have competitions all the time,” Reynolds said, “but when you do stuff like art, there’s not...a lot of opportunities to feel accomplished because there’s not a whole lot of competition.” He said he entered the contest

to see if he had what it took to win such a contest. “I’m always looking for an excuse to make something funny… [and] just have fun doing what I love,” Reynolds said. He said he was confident at first, when there were about four other videos. “There [are] three prizes and four videos; I’m sure I’ll get one of those,” he said. “Eventually more people joined the contest and I wasn’t quite as sure…but I was pretty confident.”

Lisa Dees Staff Writer Center for Security Studies Director Dr. Robert S. Ehlers said he had his work cut out for him when he decided to write a book that would win the 2010 Best Air Power History Book Award. The United State Air Force His-

torical Foundation selected Ehlers’ book in mid-September out of more than 150 books. An Air Force Intelligence Officer for almost 24 years, Ehlers said he recognized the existing air power literature was imbalanced. The majority of air power literature focused on operations, he said. “Air intelligence is essential to air operations,” he said. “It was time for somebody to write a book about it.” Ehlers said the subject has become increasingly important

Different method: Six to eight car

burglaries reported since August

Sara Irvin Contributor

especially after 9/11. “My investment in it is lifelong because of my profession,” he said, “but now [the world] finally recognized how crucial air intelligence is.” When he began researching in 2002, he found one other book about air intelligence, but it only explored the topic from the United State’s point of view, he said. Over eight years, Ehlers researched air

See Judges pg. 2

See Burglars pg. 3

See School

spirit pg. 4

power in award-winning book contributes to recognition of air intelligence

UPD offers reward for lead on thefts

Due to a significant increase in car burglaries occurring in residential parking lots this semester, the University Police Department reached out to the public for help Thursday sending out a mass email offering a reward of up to $500 for any information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the thefts. To offer perspective, UPD Chief Adams said fewer than five or six car burglaries are reported per year; six to eight have been reported since the first week of school in August. Senior William Rodriguez, 22, said he did not think the reward would make a difference. “Whoever’s doing it isn’t telling anyone, if he’s smart, anyway,” Rodriguez said. While the department does have some leads, their traditional ways of investigating have not produced what they would like to see, Adams said. “We thought offering some type of reward might be something that might help us develop some leads,” he said. Adams said he did not consider “break-ins” to be an accurate term for the incidents, as none of the burglaries investigated so far showed evidence of forced entry such as broken windows, and nothing indicated the use of a device to gain entry. Many victims in fact reported their vehicles were locked at the time of the burglaries, he said. According to Adams, the thief or thieves are not stealing big items such as stereos, but seem to be looking for smaller items they can fit in

ASU professor examines air Literature: Book

Illustration by Dana Choi

System offers cheaper student health insurance

All My Sons pg. 5

‘Affordable’: About 65

percent of students without Mark McDaniel Photographer

Photo by Pam Belcher

Katie Heijl (Lydia Lubey) pensively strokes the fallen tree, which is a memorial for one of Joe Keller’s sons, who went missing in the war.

Students within the Texas Tech University System now have access to a new health insurance policy, which is cheaper than in previous years. Associate Director of Operations for Special Events Facilities/Services David Rosipal said he thinks the new policy, which is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, will be much more affordable for students and provide them with much better coverage. “They brought the cost down from over $1400 a year to $1375 a year,” Rosipal said. “It is only about

$115 a month. I know that is still a lot of money for college students, but in the end it is a good policy because you get more coverage than before.” Rosipal said the policy has a $250 deductible and a $250,000-per-year limit and, after research of his own, is well worth the money. Rosipal said he estimates at least 65 percent of students are uninsured. “It breaks my heart to hear stories about students who are saddled with a bill they can’t pay,” Rosipal said. “That is why I think this new plan is a great avenue of help for students who have to [pay their own] insurance.”

See Policy pg. 4

Junior Koby McMullan said he


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Dr. Robert S. Ehlers began working on his book “Targeting the Third Reich” in 2002. He recently received the 2010 Best Air Power History Book Award.

Get involved on campus! Here’s what’s going on this week.


intelligence in five major archives including the Library of Congress and The National Archives in London, England. Ehlers said his book is a part of the “Modern War Studies” series, which examines armed conflict in the 20th and 21st centuries, which the University of Kansas Press publishes. “Targeting the Third Reich” provides useful insight on relationships between air intelligence, strategy, planning and military operations in World War II, he said. The AFHF takes book reviews

from its journal, “Air Power History,” annually. A panel of judges reviews each book from the preceding calendar year and awards the winner with an engraved plaque, a letter from the AFHF president, and a one-year membership in the foundation. The judges unanimously voted for “Targeting the Third Reich,” Ehlers said. He will receive his award and recognition at the AFHF’s 2011 Symposium, Nov. 17-18, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Ehlers said he felt very surprised to receive the award, especially given the other authors and

books nominated. “It was a very competitive field,” he said. “I was very honored and humbled to receive the award. I was also very happy that a work dealing with air intelligence won the award particularly given the very rapid increase in the importance of it since 9/11.” The University of Kansas Press published Ehlers’ book titled “Targeting the Third Reich: Air Intelligence and the Allied Bombing Campaigns” in early 2010. Copies of Ehlers’ book are available in the library and online.

Students display musical skills

Oct. 14 and 15 The Arts @ ASU presents “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller in the ASU Modular Theatre at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets at the box office, (325) 942-2000, open weekdays 2 - 6 p.m. Oct. 14 Midnight Madness Basketball Season Kickoff will be from 10:30 p.m. - 1 a.m., Saturday morning, at the Junell Center. Oct. 15 Ram Jam will be from 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center. Bands “277 South” and “21 in June” will be playing for the crowd of anxious Ram fans. Oct. 18 and 20

El Cafecito will be from 9 a.m. to noon while supplies last in the University Center in front of Room 114.

Oct. 18 Flu shots will be available in the University Center from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $10 for students; $20 for faculty and staff. Oct. 19 A student recital will take place in the Eldon Black Recital Hall, from 4 - 5 p.m. It is free to the public. The French Club presents “Jacques Louis David: The Art of Revolution,” from 5 - 6 p.m. in the Academic building, Room 004. The lecture will be given by Dr. Kimberly Busby of the art department. It is free to the public and there will be free food. Art Exhibit: “First This/First That” by Nicholas Wood is still on display in the Carr EducationFine Arts Building’s art gallery, Room 193. The gallery is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is free to the public.

Photos by Pam Belcher

(left) Senior Nathan Johnson, baritone, sings a song by W.A. Mozart. (top right) Sernior Dustin David plays a couple of pieces on the flute. (bottom right) Junior Nick Alberts performs on the marimba. The senior recital, which takes place every semester, creates a venue for music majors to show what they’ve learned.

Series presents insight on causes, effects of Civil War Inspiring stories: ‘We

should be proud of being a Texan and American.’ Lisa Dees Staff Writer To honor the Civil War’s 150th anniversary, two professors Tuesday helped students and the community think critically to understand how the war shaped the U.S. At the second discussion series, Assistant Professor of History Dr. Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai discussed Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and Assistant Professor of Security Studies Dr. William A. Taylor spoke about Gen. Robert E. Lee. Wongsrichanalai said he hopes students and the community learned something about both generals. “People have misconceptions of Grant from the war and his presidency,” he said. “I hope people have a greater understanding of him and his positive traits in his character that aren’t often discussed.” Taylor said his discussion of Lee revolved around his strengths and weaknesses as a commander, as well as some of the changes he implemented throughout the war. For the first time America had to question its future, Taylor said. The U.S. came back together and moved forward. The Civil War

formed this modern nation. Wongsrichanalai said it is important to remember the Civil War because it is still relevant today. “The Civil War was a critical point in history,” he said. “The war highlights important issues about American government that we still debate today.” Students have the opportunity to strengthen their ability to think critically, Taylor said. These discussions allow students to engage with a diversity of speakers with different points of view. Director of Center for Security Studies Dr. Robert S. Ehlers, who moderated the discussion, said thinking critically about the Civil War allows students to put past and present issues into context. Thinking about the root causes of the war and its outcomes helps students understand how the country changed and developed. “For instance, although the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of slavery by Constitutional Amendment did not by any means end racism and racist practices in our country,” Ehlers said. “It did set down a marker from which the country was able to evolve to its current, still-imperfect, but vastly improved race relations and race tolerance.” Taylor said the discussion series is designed to reflect about what the Civil War meant at the time

and the legacy the U.S. has inherited today. “It was probably the most pivotal moment in American history,” Taylor said. “It’s the closest we came to dissolution, and it defines us as Americans in many ways.” One of the most important events in U.S. history led to the nation confronting its founding, liberty, government, and its future, Wongsrichanalai said. This crossroad forced the U.S. to deal with the complex issues of slavery, citizenship, and the role of the federal government. Kenneth J. Heineman, professor and head of the department of history and director of the commemoration, said he created the discussion series to encourage people to discuss the past and think deeply about issues such as gratitude for those who died. Wongsrichanalai said these conversations about the past allow students to have a greater appreciation of past events and what people have done for them. “These discussions give inspiring stories,” he said. “We should be proud of being a Texan and American.” The next discussion, “General Warfare; Counter-Insurgency, and the Lessons of the Civil War,” is on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson Center.


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Plans to address, enhance lighting on campus Security: Some

students feel unsafe walking on campus at Dana Choi Editor-in-Chief

Several administrators, students and the university police department are seeking to enhance lighting on campus to increase security and student comfort. Some students have complained that the campus is not lit well enough at night and that they feel unsafe walking in some areas, said Lorri Crum, student senator for Art and Music. Crum said she herself does not feel unsafe walking on campus at night. “I think we have one of the safest campuses, but we also have to cater to the students who are afraid,” she said. Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Dr. Vance Valerio said he had already started to address lighting on campus

before Crum brought up the issue at the SGA Roundtable on Sept. 26. Valerio said, to his knowledge, lighting at ASU was never a big topic of concern. Studies have shown that well-lit areas tend to have less criminal activity, University Police Chief James Adams said, but ASU has not had many crimes related to lack of lighting. “It’s a proactive thing,” Valerio said. “I don’t want to wait until there is an incident.” Before the roundtable discussion, Valerio said he had planned to look with Director of Safety and Risk Management Skip Bolding and a female staff member for areas on campus that had lighting issues. He said he would also like to invite Crum and UPD Chief James Adams or another UPD officer. The committee should get a basic feel by Thanksgiving of which areas on campus need more attention, Valerio said. The committee would then

look into the specifics. Valerio said he hopes the committee is able to present its findings before the end of the semester. “It can be very detailed; very comprehensive,” Valerio said. “This can be highly professional work.” Crum said Food, Parking, Housing and Technology, a committee that consists of several student senators, have not conducted a night walk yet because of schedule conflicts. There are many aspects to enhancing lighting on campus, Valerio said. It may be as simple as running an electricity check or trimming back trees that obstruct lighting. “Maybe there are lights in place but they’re not working,” he said. “There will be all kinds of things coming out of this study.” Adams said the university had to wait until the bulk of construction was done to deal with lighting issues. After the Campus Green Project, there is a lot less light

in the area, where there used to be parking and lights, he said. There are also some construction projects, such as the renovated CHP, that added more light, he said. Valerio said he would focus on the most frequented walkways, areas that have the greatest amount of trees, and parking lots next to buildings. Valerio said this subject was personally important to him. Working in student affairs, Valerio said he thinks of safety and student comfort in addressing lighting on campus. “Aesthetically, I think the campus is quite beautiful,” Valerio said. “But from a safety standpoint, you look for different things.”

Holland Symposium set to highlight sports, its values Critical eye: Speaker to

give a different view on sports and American values Mariah Powell Managing Editor

Sports: the entertainment of a mass audience in our nation. The E. James Holland Symposium will bring sports to the forefront Oct. 24, at 2 p.m., in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center, with guest speaker Frank Deford and his keynote address, “Sports: The Hype and the Hypocrisy.” Symposium chairperson and associate professor of Art, Ralph Hall said a symposium committee meeting is called about two weeks after every year’s symposium to discuss possible topics for the year to come. Students and faculty give their input on topics. Deford is an author, commentator and humanitarian. “Deford is one of the most prestigious speakers we’ve brought to this campus through the Holland symposium,” Hall said. “He’s a little more high profile and more of a public figure than we have brought in the past. Many people are familiar with him, his writing and commentary. He is a personality that will draw interest to the community and campus.” Hall said Deford’s presentation

will be accessible to the students and public. “I don’t believe he will talk about a bunch of statistics,” he said. “With this topic, what will be really interesting is him bringing a critical eye to sports. Everyone in the country knows sports’ figures, and chooses to participate in it because it’s a big part of the entertainment, but we rarely think critically about it.” Hall said Deford will present a

“This is an opportunity for us to get, through an expert’s eyes, the critical view upon an activity we all participate in and enjoy.”

and people are welcomed to come, but making reservations is important to us.” Deford will be visiting a class at 11 a.m., before giving his keynote address. He will also attend an Honor Society luncheon in the Junell Center at noon. Hall said the Honor Society luncheon is also free and by reservation, but space is limited. Dr. John Wegner, English professor and director of CITR, will be the moderator at the 7:30 p.m. discussion and question with Deford. “This is an opportunity for us to get through an expert’s eyes the critical view upon an activity we all participate in and Schedule enjoy,” Hall said. Symposium Oct. 23: Barbecue, 6 p.m., at the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center Oct. 24:

Ralph Hall 11 a.m. Symposium Chairperson

Deford’s class visit Honor Society Luncheon Keynote Address: “Sports: the Hype and vision of why sports are important the Hypocrisy” to American culture and values. 3:15 p.m. Informal reception The symposium schedule con7:30 p.m. Discussion and sists of a 6 p.m. barbecue Oct. 23, Questions with Deford then a full day of events Oct. 24. 9 p.m. Informal reception No. 2 Hall said people planning to atnoon 2 p.m.

tend the barbecue should make reservations as soon as possible. “In the past, we have had between 150 – 200 people attend the barbecue,” Hall said. “It’s a free event

To make food reservations call (9422100 ext. 235) for barbecue and (4866638) for the luncheon.

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their pocket like cash, GPS devices, radar detectors and the like. Often, the victim walks out to their car to find someone has dumped out and rummaged through the contents of the glove box and, sometimes without taking anything, he said. Of the break-ins reported, he said, only about half of them had items missing. Though there does not appear to be a pattern, Adams said, the burglaries typically happen late in the evening after 10 p.m., and the person or persons responsible consistently recline the seats upon entering the vehicle. “What I can tell you is that the vast majority of them happened over on the east side of the campus on the residential parking lots,” he said. Adams said he is optimistic about getting the word out to the public. “It’s interesting, I don’t know if there’s any correlation, but we had a young lady last week whose parking permit was stolen out of her car,” he said. A short time after the email was sent out announcing the reward, the student walked out to her car parked in lot 42 to find the permit stolen a week before lying on the roof of her car, Adams said. The $500 reward will be coming from an account that we have for crime prevention, Adams said. “I’ve been here ten years, and this is only the second time we’ve offered an award,” he said. Anyone with information about these car burglaries is encouraged to contact University Police at 325-942-2071, or dial the anonymous tip line at 325-942-ACTT.







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Policy set to also School spirit can benefit community be expressed in Continued from Page 1 Junior Koby McMullan said he thinks the new policy is a positive change in the university system. “I hope students who do not have health insurance will take advantage of this,” McMullan said. “There is only so much the clinic can do for us, and sometimes we need more medical attention. It is always nice to have the peace of mind that you will be taken care of in the event of an emergency. The policy is affordable, and can definitely be paid for as a student.” Graduate student Kevin Fowler was not as optimistic about the policy. “I don’t think it will save the average student too much money in the long run, unless they need surgery,” Fowler said. “The [college] demographic group is one of the healthier groups… so it

sounds like they are kind of taking advantage of students.” Rosipal said the new policy selection will not only have an impact on students, but on the local community as well, because Blue Cross BlueShield of Texas is supported by the customer service center in San Angelo. “We are not only able to provide our students with a good policy but we are also creating local jobs because the service center is here in San Angelo,” Rosipal said. “Students could even end up employed there.” For students without insurance, Rosipal said students should always go to the clinic first unless they have an emergency. “If you are running a fever, have stomach aches or the flu, all the general maladies can be taken care of at the clinic,” Rosipal said.

New display showcases faculty publications


Photo by Mark McDaniel

Published works went on display for the first time to highlight selected faculty for the first time. published during the previous academic year. permanent display

variety of ways Continued from Page 1 Reynolds will receive an HP 10.1” Netbook at the Homecoming football game, where his video will be shown at halftime. Sophomore Brianna Davis, communications major and history minor, placed second with her rap music video. “I was excited, but [I wondered] who got first place at the same time,” she said. Davis’ video starts off with her own definition of school spirit. It features her boyfriend and herself rapping an original song. Davis said she had originally planned to interview people, but instead chose to film student life and activity. People show their True Blue Spirit “by doing their best at whatever they do.” Her prize was an iPod Touch. Senior Brian Bledsoe, communication major and film studies minor, placed third with his video. Bledsoe said he was glad that he won, but he wondered who got first place. “There were some really good ones, and I was just wondering who got first and second,” he said. Bledsoe said thinking of an idea was the easy part. “There’s a lot of ways to go about with school spirit,” he said. “It was a very broad video topic because you can

do just about anything with it.” The idea popped in his head and he wrote the entire story board one night, Bledsoe said. “Back in my hometown at Odessa, we had a high school rivalry,” he said. “We would actually go to the opposing team’s high school and tag all their cars. So I tagged my own car [in the video].” He said he liked his prize, a Kodak Playsport Video Camera, because he had never had his own video camera. “I kind of wish there was a little bit more competition because there were nice prizes,” he said. Web Information Specialist of Communications and Marketing Jayna Phinney said she was very pleased with the outcome of this year’s student video contest. “People obviously got it,” Phinney said. “They understood what we were going for with the contest. They took the idea and went running with it.” The goal of the contest was to get students to show how they display True Blue spirit and what makes them unique, Phinney said. “We say ‘school spirit,’ but obviously that doesn’t mean you have to go to football games and be the ultimate fan,” she said. “You can be True Blue by excelling at academics or competing on the debate team. There are a countless different ways, and that was the whole idea with the contest. What’s your own way of being True Blue?”

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“All My Sons” gives final performances Arts at ASU: Brings ‘emotional

intensity’ to audiences before heading to Houston festival Mariah Powell Managing Editor

With five performances down, actors prepare to take a bow. The Arts at ASU will be giving their final performances of “All My Sons” on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sophomore Victoria Lacy, who played Kate Keller, the mother, said she was thrilled to be a part of “All My Sons” as one of the main characters. “As an actor, the emotional range for this play was intense,” she said. “Dr. Doll is really helping all of us achieve the range we need, and it is helping us grow as actors.” Lacy said in her eyes the play is going great. “Everyone is making new discoveries on stage each day so it’s a dynamic play through the characters,” she said. “You don’t get the same performance twice because of our growth and the emotions. I knew it was going to be a hard road to get where everyone is and I had never done anything that intense. Arthur Miller doesn’t put anything in the play that shouldn’t be in there.” Dr. Bill Doll said “All My Sons” is really working out

for the cast.





to expect, so the Photos by Pam Belcher

Victoria Lacy (Kate Keller) and Marshall Van Pelt (Joe Keller) share a discussion in Act I when things were still happy.

“The maturity of the performances is outstanding,” Doll said. “The themes, messages and action of the characters are interesting and challenging. Arthur Miller writes great characters and they are layered and complex like we are as humans.” He said the group has received positive responses from all audiences so far, so he believes the audiences have been very impressed with the work. “I thought it was a really good [play],” freshman Blair Hitch said. “I was kind of worried about it being a serious play, but it ended up being rather exciting.” Hitch said she did not know what the play was about going into it and seeing that much emotion made it enjoyable. “I was not expecting the emotions to climax that high,” junior Justin Aguayo said. “I would recommend it, however, it did start off a little slow in the first scene but progressively picked up.” Although good reports have been given, Doll said the crowd has not been like their past productions. “I think emotionPhoto by Pam Belcher al intensity and highly Jamie Westfall (Sue Bayliss) and Larry Hettick (Dr. Jim Bayliss) having a meaningful dramatic pieces scare conversation amidst the chaos. people away because

houses have not been as great as in the recent past, but we are proud of our powerful responses and I feel we are doing really well,” Doll said. The cast will pack their equipment and travel to Houston on Oct. 20 for The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Lacy said she is really excited about taking “All My Sons” to Houston. “We get to perform in front of an audience of actors and we get to see their plays, so we can all appreciate each others’ work,” Lacy said. Graduate student and technical director for the theatre department Matt Smith is responsible for taking the entire set, costumes, props and some lighting included, to Houston and getting it all set up. “When we enter this space it’s just a blank stage, we have to recreate everything in three and a half hours,” Smith said. “All of the elements have to come together in that time we are given.” “When we enter this space it’s just a blank stage, we have to recreate everything in three and a half hours,” Smith said. “All of the elements have to come together in that time we are given.” Sophomore and master carpenter Martin Martinez said traveling to Houston was the most important part in drafting the set because it had to be made and design ed to come a part and assemble back safely. “I look for in creating my sets is a wow factor,” he said. “That initial ‘aww’ reaction people get when they first see it for the fist time. I do a good job and the two-story house surprisingly breaks down into 11 pieces and each can be no more than 8-feet wide to fit into a traveling truck.” The last two performances of “All My Sons” will be Oct. 14 and 15, at 8 p.m., in the Modular Theatre. Get a ticket Friday at the Box Office, open from 2 - 6 p.m.

2011 Homecoming Court Amy Hernandez, AMAS

Hector Romo, Sigma Kappa male rep.

Luz Castillo, Sigma Kappa

Adam King, AFROTC

Darcy Musick, Block and Bridle

Jerry Shimek, Block and Bridle

Ashley Hampton, Tri Beta

Mackenzie Holik, Sigma Tau Delta

Justin Pribyla, Geographic Exhibition Organization

The homecoming court presentation will be during halftime, Saturday, followed by the announcement of king and queen.

Humberto Sanchez III, AMAS


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Straight from the

Revisiting childhood with Halloween traditions

Pam Belcher Photo Editor Since it’s so close to Halloween, I thought I would write about it. First of all, I love the holiday; it’s my second favorite after Christmas. I love the atmosphere that chills your bones. It’s the ultimate

night of horror. Even though it’s not a horror film, one of my traditions is watching “The Nightmare Before Christmas” every Halloween. Sometimes I watch it for Christmas too; that’s the awesome thing about that movie, and it’s written by my favorite writer/director, Tim Burton. Burton likes all things dark, much like why I love his movies and Halloween. Any of his movies would be suitable for a Halloween night movie marathon. The point is that when one thinks of a Halloween setting

one doesn’t picture butterflies, unless you are watching “Corpse Bride.” Who needs a reason to watch a scary movie, anyway? But people are more in the mood for it because of the upcoming holiday. Second of all, I love picking out my costumes. I know some of you are thinking, “You’re too old to dress up,” but it’s one of my greatest delights. I try to be something different each year, but that doesn’t always work out. Plus, the great costumes I came

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up with in the past are worth a revisit. I like dressing up so much because for one night I get to be someone else. Not to be a buzz kill, but being you all the time can get a little old. My favorite thing to do when I was younger was to watch a movie with a bunch of my friends and everyone picked someone in the movie to “be.” I guess you can say I really like the makebelieve world and getting away from reality for a night, which is just what I need sometimes.

Poll results Have you seen the “Shots Fired on Campus” training video?

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Yes 33%

No 56% Non-scientific poll from


Carmela Booker

I’m going to be health-conscious and exercise. When I get to college I’m going to use the gym and get into good shape.

This week’s poll Do you prefer cold or hot weather?

Cold Hot Either’s okay I can’t stand either Vote at


Survey Are you originally from San Angelo? If not, would you prefer to go to school in your hometown?

“No, I wanted a change of pace, so I didn’t stay in College Station.”

Elizabeth Malota freshman

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“Yes, I grew up here. It’s nice there’s always people you know and have stuff in common with.”

“No, I wanted to venture out from San Antonio.”

“No, I would want to go to school in my hometown because everybody I know is there.”

Jose Villedas sophomore

Roniesha Deplanter freshman

Denitsa Nunez freshman

2. “Hey Ahab” Elton John and Leon Russell

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4. “Not For You” Pearl Jam

This song rocks and rides like the Black Pearl of the waters with the drums rolling like cannonball fire. Slick and tight, Elton John brings his rough and tough piano to accommodate Leon’s salty cigarette-touched vocals on the church-like choir chorus.

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“No, because I like the change of environment.”

1. “Bad Bad Love” Alexander Half-Paul Simon and halfBob Dylan, Alexander manages to create this beautiful island tune. Breezy like a palm tree in a tropical paradise, the chorus crashes like wave on the shore as Alexander’s sand-like vocals scratch along the fine waves saying, “Our boy become a man, with bad, bad love.”

3. “Coma” Overkill

5. “When I’m Sixty-Four” The Beatles

They have the “Big Four” of metal and these guys should be number five. The beginning sounds like metal rain as the guitar eerily creeps along, only to be then assaulted by a blitzkrieg of drums and riffs crunching machine gun style. Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth’s vocal command rivals the best in the business, as solos leak from the song’s inner core.

What’s on YOUR mind ?

One of the deeper cuts from the Pearl Jam catalog, this song is everything a good grunge sound should be: loud, dirty, and slimy. Eddie Vedder’s vocals are powerful and emotional with raw groans lifted up by watered down guitars and ground pounding drums.

How can you not like this tune? Playful like a kitten with a ball of yarn, Sir Paul McCartney sounds innocent and young, filled with spirit. Although he hopes for love when he is old, this classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band track will never get old as Beatles fans will adore it well past sixty-four years.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Men, Women finish top 3 Cross Country:

Benefits from home-course advantage


Jason Helms Sports Editor

Football School



Midwestern State West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Incarnate Word TAMU-Kingsville Eastern N.M. Tarleton State Angelo State TAMU-Commerce

4-0 4-0 3-0 2-2 1-2 1-3 1-3 0-3 0-3

5-0 4-1 4-1 2-4 3-3 2-4 1-5 3-3 0-5

Soccer School



Abilene Christian TAMU-Commerce Angelo State Midwestern State West Texas A&M Incarnate Word TAMU-Commerce Texas Women’s

7-0-1 4-3-2 4-3-2 4-3-1 3-4-1 2-4-3 2-3-3 1-7-1

22 14 14 13 10 9 9 4

Volleyball School



Angelo State West Texas A&M Tarleton State Abilene Christian Texas Women’s Incarnate Word Midwestern State Cameron TAMU-Kingsville TAMU-Commerce Eastern N.M.

10-1 10-1 7-3 6-4 6-5 5-7 4-6 4-6 4-8 2-8 1-10

21-2 19-2 13-9 12-10 8-12 9-10 12-7 10-8 10-9 6-11 5-15

Junior Emeline Crutcher and sophomore Katy Williams both finished in the top-10 for the ‘Belles, as senior Bryan Barker came in sixth, Tuesday, at the ASU Blue and Gold Classic at Red Arroyo Park. Crutcher (18:37), Williams (19:26) and senior Allyssa Priest (19:43), who finished 13th, all ran the 6 - kilometer course in under 20 minutes to help the women’s team take third place. Junior Kami Orsak (20:19) came in 19th place for the ‘Belles, as Sophia Ramos (20:23) finished just behind her in 20th. Annifer Flores took 23rd with a time of 20:51, while junior Jessica Boudreau (21:15) and sophomore Kelsey Merritt (22:15) were 25th and 37th, respectively. Barker ran the men’s 8 - kilometer race in 28:04 to lead his team to take second place, their best finish of the season.

Photo by Pam Belcher The men’s cross country team running as a group at the start of their 8-kilometer course. The Rams had their best finish of the season after coming in second.

Senior Robert Hummingbird joined Barker in the top-15 with a time of 29:22, while freshman Dylan Littlejohn (29:37) and junior Isac Valdez (29:41) finished 18th and 19th, respectively. Freshman Jamin Goecker (30:08) came in 25th place and Tomas Callejas in 27th, a few seconds later with a time of 30:16. The men and women teams will be

back at Red Arroyo Park on Saturday, Oct. 22, for the Lone Star Conference Championships, which Littlejohn said will definitely be an advantage for the ASU teams. “I think we learned some spots where we can kick it and surge and stuff like that,” Littlejohn said. However, he said they still have their work cut out for them because of the tough conference competition.

Photo by Pam Belcher Left: Junior Emeline Crutcher runs alone during the ASU Blue and Gold Classic, Tuesday, held at San Angelo’s Red Arroyo Park. Right: The ‘Belles run together at the start of their 6-kilometer race that they eventually finished third in.

Football suffers from third conference loss Rams:

Prepare for tough homecoming contest Jason Helms Sports Editor The Rams remain winless in conference play this season after their 19 – 7 loss to the No. 17 ranked West Texas A&M Buffaloes, Saturday. Senior running back Tristan Carter said the Rams played good enough to win in the first three quarters, but not in the fourth. “Mainly, we didn’t finish the game,” Carter said. “In this conference you have to play every down of all four quarters like it’s your last every week.” The Rams’ (3 – 3, 0 – 3 LSC) only touchdown in the game came from a 26yard pass from senior quarterback Jake

Strickler to junior receiver C.J. Akins with eight seconds remaining in the game. Strickler replaced sophomore Blake Hamblin at quarterback after Hamblin was injured with five minutes to go in the first half. “Overall, I thought he did an adequate job,” head coach Will Wagner said of Strickler. “He missed a few receivers, but that’s something that he has been concentrating on in practice this week,” Wagner said. Strickler, a transfer from Norfolk State, finished the game with 192 yards from 22 completions to help the Rams total 327 yards of offense in the game, their least of the season so far. The Rams’ lone touchdown was the second of the season for Akins’, one behind sophomore Joey Knight and senior tight end Nate Bayless, who lead the team in that category.

However, Akins’ 125 yards on seven catches does put him at the top this season for the Rams in reception yards (420) and receptions (23), despite missing the season-opener due to injury. Carter led the Rams on the ground with 15 carries for 51 yards, as the team managed to gain over 100 yards rushing, with 123, for the first time in three games. Despite the loss, Wagner said he thought the defense played well against the Buffaloes, who are currently in second place in the conference after being unbeaten after four LSC games. “It was a great effort by our defense to hold a team that averages over 40 points per game to only 19,” Wagner said. The Rams’ defense held the Buffaloes (4 – 1, 4 – 0 LSC) to only 93 yards rushing and 252 yards total, which is the second least this season. Redshirt freshman linebacker Rush

Seaver and junior defensive back Dekkar Williams led the team in tackles with six apiece, while junior linebacker Shiloh Hickman recorded a pair of sacks. The Rams look to end their threegame losing streak this Saturday when they host No. 15 Midwestern State (5 – 0, 4 – 0 LSC). The Mustangs, who are unbeaten this season, sit at the top of the LSC standings after their 44-13 victory over Tarleton State last week. The Mustangs have relied heavily on their running game so far this season as three of their players are in the conference’s top-10 rushing leaders. However, Wagner said he has confidence in his defense’s chances of success against such a ground game. “Our defense is more geared to stop the run, and I know our defensive line is excited to face a team that they is going to try to run right at them,” Wagner said.

Angelo State vs.

Midwestern State

oct. 15

6 p.m.


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Week at a Glance Friday, Oct. 14

Friday, October 14, 2011

Volleyball jumps to No. 17

SOCCER Midwestern State* - 4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15 FOOTBALL Midwestern State* - 6 p.m. (Homecoming)

Sunday, Oct. 16 SOCCER Abilene Christian* - 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 18 VOLLEYBALL Abilene Christian* - 7 p.m. (2011 ‘Dig Pink’ Match)

Thursday, Oct 20 VOLLEYBALL Texas Women’s* - 7 p.m.

Photo by Pam Belcher Junior Chelsea Gibson celebrates after scoring a point for the ‘Belles in their 3 - 1 home win against Incarnate Word, Tuesday. Gibson recorded 14 kills in the match to bring her season total to 192.

Woolsey: Claims LSC

Setter of the Week again

Friday, Oct. 21 SOCCER @ West Texas A&M* - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 22 FOOTBALL @TAMU - Commerce* - 2 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL TAMU - Commerce* - 2 p.m

CROSS COUNTRY LSC Championship - Red Arroyo Park (San Angelo) *Denotes conference game

‘Belles kick it in

after tough loss

Soccer: Tied for second in Lone

Star Conference

Jason Helms Sports Editor The Rambelles remain one of the best teams in the conference after picking up another win Sunday against Texas Women’s. A pair of first-half goals from senior forward Brandie DeBacker and another from Maggie Schaffer in the 83rd minute gave the ‘Belles the 3 – 1 victory over the Pioneers (19-3, 1-7-1 LSC). Freshman goalkeeper Morgan Harrison recorded eight saves in the match, just one less than her season-high nine, which came from the first 2 – 1 victory from the two teams’ first meeting, two weeks earlier. Debacker’s goals brought her to eight on the season, which leads the team, followed by Schaffer, who has five. “We really played as a team and more for each other, which I think was the key to getting the win,” head coach Travis McCorkle said. The win came after the ‘Belles suffered a 5 – 1 loss in their road game the previous Friday against the Texas A&M – Commerce Lions. Junior midfielder Hanna Horeis scored the lone goal in the game for the ‘Belles, which was the San Angelo-native’s third goal in three games. Sophomore defender Jordan Benfield said being able bounce back after a loss and coming together as a team to fix certain problems has been a recurring theme all year for the ‘Belles. The ‘Belles (5-6-2, 4-3-2 LSC) are currently tied with the Lions in the Lone Star Conference standings as each team has accumulated 14 points against conference competition. The women’s next two matches will be at home as they play host to Midwestern State (6-3-2, 4-3-1) on Friday and LSC leaders Abilene Christian (11-0-1, 7-0-1) on Sunday at the ASU Soccer Pitch. “If we do well this weekend, obviously, that will help us out tremendously, but we’ll definitely have to play smart for that to happen,” Benfield said.

Jason Helms Sports Editor The ‘Belles found their way back to the top of the conference standings after winning three in a row since resuming LSC play last week. The women also moved up one spot to No. 17 in the AVCA poll released Monday, Oct. 10, which is the highest the ‘Belles have been ranked since 1992 when they climbed to No. 13. After defeating Midwestern State in Wichita Falls, Saturday, Oct. 8, the ‘Belles became the first team in the LSC to reach 20 wins on the season. The ‘Belles were led by senior Debbie Ohl in the victory, as she recorded her sixth double-double of the season after posting 10 kills and 19 digs. Sophomore Maddie Huth also recorded 10 kills in the match, while junior Alex Woolsey added to her conference-leading assist tally with 47 against the Mustangs. For her performance over the following week, Woolsey was named LSC Setter of the Week for the fourth time this season. At least one Rambelle has been selected for the weekly award every week this season. Woolsey and the ‘Belles continued their success in their following home match, Tuesday, against Incarnate Word, where they also won 3 - 1. After taking the first two sets, the Cardinals bounced back to claim the third set, but the ‘Belles responded in the fourth to end the match, which has happened a few times this season with other opponents. “I don’t know why we do that,” sophomore Kaitlyn Standard said.

Photo by Pam Belcher Junior Alex Woolsey (left) signals to her teammate. Woolsey was named LSC Setter of the Week for the fourth time after she amassed 85 assists during the previous week.

“We come out slamming balls and beating teams in the first couple of sets, then we slow down and have to pick it back up to finish them off,” she said. Woolsey recorded a season-high 59 assists, to help four of her teammates record double-digit kills against the Cardinals. Senior Ontario, Canada-native Celeste Bonter led the group with 18 kills, as junior Chelsea Gibson had 14, senior Debbie Ohl and sophomore Maddie Huth each recorded 10. Both Standard and head coach Chuck Waddington said there is still room to improve despite the team’s success this season. “We’ve had to make some adjustments because of injuries and now that we’re past that we can work on getting to where we want to be,”

Waddington said. The ‘Belles’ next home match will be conference rival Abilene Christian on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. The match will represent the squad’s “Dig Pink” match for the 2011 season, in which the player’s jerseys will be auctioned off and donations will be collected during the match. “Dig Pink” is a national breast cancer awareness initiative started by the Side-Out Foundation and held annually during the month of October. This season, the Side-Out Foundation set a goal of $2.5 million as well as a participation goal of 500 collegiate and 1,000 scholastic programs. Waddington said his volleyball program has raised $2,000-$3,000 over the last couple of years from the jersey auction, pink t-shirt sales and donations.

Photo by Pam Belcher Left: Sophomore Kaitlyn Standard winds up to slam the ball for a kill against the Cardinals. Right: Gibson tosses the ball up to make a serve to help the ‘Belles claim their 21st win of the season.

Vol. 78 Iss. 8  

Volume 78, Issue 8 of the ASU Ram Page, the official newspaper of Angelo State University

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