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“One eye-witness is worth more than

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Volume 99, NO. 22

21 cars broken into early Monday morning Max Wetz Editor in Chief

In an early-morning crime spree, 21 cars on the Black Hills State University campus were broken into Monday, Dec. 13. The cars located in the Heidipriem and Thomas Residence Halls and Young Center Parking lots suffered lost windows and missing

belongings estimated at thousands of dollars. Nicole Johnson, a Thomas Hall resident, was one of the victims of the break-ins. “They got 57 CDs from me which were worth about $800 plus a $400 window,” Johnson said. “This is just terrible. Who would do something like this?” The Spearfish Police responded to a call from a Thomas Hall resident at 3:36 a.m. Spearfish Police Officer Steve Torgerson is handling the investigation. The Spearfish Police and Lawrence County Sheriff worked Monday determining what was stolen and collecting fingerprints and other evidence. “We took fingerprints and photos of the vehicles,” said Torgerson, “but it’s very hard to solve these crimes without help from outsiden information.” Torgerson said they have been working their way through the leads, but more information is needed. He said they were not photo by Nikki Cloud sure how many

Internet site able to snare copycats Jennifer Parsons Staff Writer

Within two weeks all Black Hills State University professors will have access to a new tool on the Internet that will help them to know if a student has plagiarized any part of his/her assignment. Developed by professors at Berkeley, the new web page, plagiarism.Org, is now available to professors all over the world. Internet use has increased drastically over the past year or so. With that increase students have naturally been using the Internet more and more as a source of information for papers and

other school assignments. What students need to remember though, according to David Salomon, assistant professor of English at BH, is that “Internet sources must be documented just like a source you get from anywhere else.” If you don’t document it, it’s plagiarism. Plagiarism is a crime. At BH the punishment ranged form failing a paper to failing the class to being expelled from the university, says Salomon. Dr. Amy Fuqua, English professor at BH, said “It’s easy for teachers to


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people were involved in the break-ins. “We’ve been following up our leads, but any information that can be given would help,” Torgerson said. The burglars targeted vehicles with tinted windows, according to Torgerson. Items that were stolen included CDs, stereo equipment, speakers, snowboards, ski equipment, coats, boots and money. The police are still determining the amount stolen and the damage. According to BHSU Senior Security Officer Myron Sullivan, the burglars used a screwdriver or bar to pry the windows out. This was the second incidence of

car break-ins on campus this semester, said Sullivan, “But nothing like this.” The BHSU Student Senate, upon hearing reports of the break-ins, were concerned about why campus Police Officer Keith Smith did not respond. Student Senator Jeff Kipley said, “I just don’t understand where Officer Smith was? Isn’t that why we have cop?” Smith was on duty until 3:00 a.m., but according to Torgerson, there is no way to know when the spree started. The Senate at their regular meeting


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Grades now available over phone Nikki Cloud Forum Editor

By the end of December instead of pacing around waiting for your grades to come in you can just pick up the phone and call the new number set up to give out grades. This is just one aspect of the new student information system. Teachers have to have their grades into the Records Office by Dec. 28. The system will be ready at 8:00 a.m. Dec. 30 and it will have grades available for the fall term. Eventually the system will have a

full year of grades available at the touch of a dial. April Meeker, Director of Records, stated, “I think this is a good system because students will have access to their grades sooner. By the fourth day after the term ends they can find out their grades. I think it will be nice for students especially if they want to know whether they got an A or a B in a class and it will also help them make better decisions when it comes time to scheduling classes.” In order to access this system,


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Shoebox Service Project a success Thanks to all the students and staff at BHSU who helped make the Shoebox Service Project a success. Eighty five boxes were packed with gifts for senior citizens at the Belle Fourche Long Term Care Center. Numerous items were donated and $454 was given to shop for gifts we did not recieve. This is the third year that United Ministries at BHSU has facilitated the Shoebox Service Project. Gifts are given “from students and staff at BHSU.”

Calculator returns The Math Club will be conducting calculator returns December 17 on third floor Jonas following the College Algebra Exam (2:00-3:30) and Tuesday, December 21 from 1:00 to 2:30 outside Jonas 179. For more information, contact Wendy Schamber at 642-3481.

Bills have been sent to your permanent address Tuition and Fee statements for the Spring 2000 Semester were mailed on Monday, December 6, 1999. Bills were sent to the permanent address you verified during the Fall 1999 Check-in and Fee Payment process. This is different from the past when statements were mailed to your local or campus address.

Scholarship available from SD Corrections Association The South Dakota Corrections Association is giving away a $400.00 scholarship to a junior or senior, majoring in a Human Services or Corrections field. Applications are available in the office of the Dean of Students, the Financial Aid office or by writing to: Jeanne Mann Court Services Department PO Box 230 Rapid City, SD 57709 Applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2000, to be considered.

Campus Ski Night scheduled There will be an all Campus Ski Night at Deer Mountain, Wednesday January 26. The first 100 people to sign up at the Outing Center will recieve pizza, and get a discounted lift ticket for $3.The cost of rental is $6. Night Skiing starts at 4:30 pm and goes on until 9:00 pm. The event is being put on by the UPTeam, Math Club, Outing Center, and Residence Hall Association.

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Around the World •East Corozal, Panama- The United States is pulling the last of its troops from Panama, and giving the Panama Canal over to local control. This is the first time Panama has had full control over all its territory since its independence in 1903. •Brest, France- An oil slick 10 miles long by 4 miles wide has appeared off the coast of France following the break-up and sinking of a large oil tanker on Monday. The tanker sank in about 400 feet of water, releasing nine to ten thousand tons of diesel oil 50 miles off the French coast. Weather will determine the amount of damage the coast suffers. •Washington, D.C.- For the first time in nearly 50 years, Israel and Syria are closer than ever to a peace agreement. Months of secret negotiations have resulted in both sides being able to enter the talks with a clear idea of what the other will require for a peace accord to be reached. •Littleton, Co.- Local authorities on Monday apologized to the parents of victims of the Columbine massacre for showing videotapes of the two teenage gunmen to reporters from Time magazine. The tapes show Harris and Klebold detailing the attack on the high scool and hoping they would become famous, along with apologies to their parents. Parents of the victims accused the Sherrif’s Department of violating a promise not to write directly about the contents of the tape. •Washington, D.C.- The Pentagon’s inspector gerneral has been ordered to do a full review on how the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is being carried out. A full report is due within 90 days. news briefs courtesy

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Winter weather survival tips could help save lives Kate Bradley Staff Writer

Unseasonably warm weather this fall has put the thought of a good blizzard day far from our minds. This is South Dakota,however, and the weather can change in the blink of an eye. Many of us spend a good share of our day on the road. Commuting has become a way of life in our busy society. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, there is one traffic death every 10 minutes. Over 75% of the time, the deaths are caused by improper driving. In these wide open spaces, snow and cold can mean sudden death. With that in mind, here are some of the age-old winter driving tips that could save lives. 1) Always carry the following items in your vehicle: *tire chains *red or orange strip of cloth to tie to your antenna *cat litter or sand *emergency candles *first aid kit *pocket knife *cell phone (if available) *long handled shovel

*a snow brush or ice scraper *flashlight *de-icer (windshield and gas) *paper towels *jumper cables You should also include warm clothing for each passenger, a blanket or sleeping bag for each passenger, high calorie non-perishable food,and one large and two small coffe cans which can be used to melt snow and provide minimal heat. 2) In places where the temperature drops below freezing, it is especially important that your car is properly winterized and serviced. 3) Make sure your headlights, tail lights, and windows are clear so you can see and be seen. 4) Try not to travel alone. 5) Let someone know your travel route and estimated arrival time. Carry a cell phone whenever possible. Most importantly, if you are ever stranded in your car, never venture away from the vehicle. Stay put. You will be easier to find in the vehicle. For more informationon safe driving during the winter months, contact your local Highway Patrol Department, your

Winter Weather Terms You Should Know: Winter Storm Watch- possible adverse winter weather Winter Storm Warning- current adverse conditions in a certain area Heavy Snow- six or more inches in 12 hours or less, or eight inches in 24 hours or less Blizzard- winds of35mph or more with falling or blowing snow reducing visibility to less than 1/4 mile for a period of three hours or more Snow Advisory- 3-5 inches of snow expected Wind Chill Advisory- wind chills of -35F or lower local AAA office, or send as request to the following address: Division of Emergecy Management Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building 425 E Capitol Ave Piere, SD 57501-5070 Whatever road you choose to travel, have a safe winter!

JAZZIN’ UP CHRISTMAS Dr. Janine Larson and Dr. Randall Royer entertained many in the Student Union Marketplace on Tuesday, Dec. 14. The duo played a mix of Christmas jazz music. Royer and Larson are professors in the music department at Black Hills State Univeristy. photo by Rachel Adams

Graduating? Need a job? Career Services can help Judy Larson Career Services

New Graduates, if you haven’t registered with Career Services yet, do so today! Employment or job referrals from this office have aided many in securing positions in their major or desired area. Graduation and final examinations, projects and papers combined with the holidays can be overw h e l m i n g . Remember our office for services as you move into the alumni r a n k s . Congratulations on

another milestone! A partner of the Check out a premier Hire Tough Group summafree career site when you rizes some hiring practices: have some surfin’ time: *Employers look for candidates with specific From it one will find skills and creative thinking great menu items such as skills. This may be illusBest Places to Live, based trated by music majors on personal criteria; being selected for computManaging Your Career; er programming as both The Work Life; Work and music and programming Family; Career Q & A and are types of systematic lanEditor’s Choice, selected guages. past articles. *Employers are placA recruiting consuling high importance on tant, Mel Kleiman, recently finding employees with c o m m e n t e d two fits: applicants being “Unemployment is at a 30right for the job AND Judy Larson year low and the job of whether the company is finding people to fill positions is more com- right for the person. plex than ever.” *Interviews include attitude, thinking and situational questions along with traditional questions. Questions with depth and foresight are expected from the candidate. *Individuals are hired for ability to adapt to business needs as many skills become outdated. A candidate’s desire for continual learning is a pertinent. *Employers more closely guide new hires through the use of a new job addressing career options available in the business, progressing to each and also outlining satisfactions. The staff in Career Services wishes you all a happy and safe holiday season.


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South Dakota Legislative internships provide opportunity, experience Amber L. Lingen Forum editor

The South Dakota Legislature recently chose 22 college students to serve as interns during the upcoming 2000 South Dakota Legislative Session. Out of 22 applicants accepted Black Hills State University has the privilege of sending four students to be involved in the internship program. Out of the positions filled, 14 are Republicans, and eight are Democrats. Sara Ashton, Tobie Eveland, Ami Garrigan, and Nicole Pierson were the four students chosen from the BH campus. Ashton, Eveland, and Garrigan will be working with the Senate this spring. Pierson will be interning for the House of Representatives. Robert Stahl, another BHSU student, will also be interning at the Governor’s office this spring. The application process is similar, but not quite as complex. The application process for the legislative internship started last fall with

the deadline being October 15, 1999. To qualify, a student must be enrolled fulltime at an accredited college or university. A major must be declared, but a certain course of study is not required. In the application it was stated that preference might be given to South Dakota residents or students who have completed a year or two of college coursework. However, all interested students were encouraged to apply. Each applicant had to submit a completed application, accompanied with a transcript. Members of the Legislative Research Council staff then held interviews via the Rural Development Telecommunications Network (RDTN). Applicants were selected for the intern program based upon academic competence, work experience, letters of recommendation, interest, and maturity. Once the interns are selected they are assigned to an individual legislator, a group of legislators, or a standing committee. The leaders of the respective political party caucuses in both houses make the assignments based on requests

from legislators and, to the extent possible, the interests of individual interns. According to the application booklet, a typical day for an intern would likely involve attending committee meetings in the morning and a political party caucus. Most of the afternoon is devoted to the daily sessions of the Senate and House of Representatives. Some of the typical services they will provide include performing research, scheduling meetings, answering mail form constituents, and monitoring the progress of various pieces of legislation. In addition to learning about government and the legislative process while they are at work, they can receive academic credit. At BHSU you can receive seven credit hours for your work. According to Dr. Thomas Hills, “In order to get the credit in Social Science, or legislative internship, they have to keep a journal of what they do everyday, and hand it into me once a week. They will also have to do a term paper that they hand in at the end of the semester.”

In the 23 years that Dr. Hills has over seen the internships, 101 students have gone to Pierre to participate. There has been an average of 4.4 BHSU students attending the sessions during these years. Dr. Hills best year was in 1995 with nine students interning. Black Hills State University and the University of South Dakota have always been the top competitors for having the most interns in one session. The students all have a different idea of what they will gain from the internship. “They get a hands on introduction on how laws are made, they make a lot of contacts for future employment opportunities. I have had students change what they want to do with their career, because they got turned onto government and politics. People have even decided to go to law school. Out of the 101 students I have had only one who has had less than an outstanding experience and that was during the first year,” Dr. Hills noted.

Progressive dinner provides students with new dining experience Seven courses, each at a different house, add fun and entertainment to otherwise mundane meal Sydney Magnus Staff Writer

How would poor college students ever be able to enjoy a seven course meal? A plethora of students from Black Hills State University had the privilege of partaking in a progressive dinner, where each course is at a different house, on Nov. 19.

The event was organized by Campus Ventures, which meets every Tuesday at 6:30 in the Student Union multi-purpose room, to help students know and love God through worship, games, and guest speakers. Seven Spearfish families lovingly prepared the non-cafeteria cuisine for the hungry students. The Fuhr Family, who prepared a vibrant salad, commented on

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the evening, “We were pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable and easy it was to get to know the students.” A freshman at BH, Andrea Farr, expressed her thoughts on the event, “It was wonderful! I really enjoyed the generosity of the families who let us invade their homes and eat their delicious food.” Another progressive dinner participant Chris Schultes, a senior at BH, said

“It was a time of jubilant fellowship, good food, and immense laughter.” The evening concluded with delectable deserts, interesting games, and powerful movies at the Hall family residence. Rachel Adrian, a senior at BH said, “I thoroughly enjoyed the exuberant game of charades.” Adrian added, “I hope to de this type of dinner again in the near future.”

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Grades... call (605)642-6319, if you live outside of the area this will be a long distance call. Before calling you’ll need to know your social security number and pin number that was issued to you during fall registration. It is on the yellow card that also tells you your email address and password. If you never received this card simply go to the front desk of the Student Union and they’ll have it there for you. If you did get the card and lost it you will need to send an email using your savoy account to No other accounts like yahoo can be used due to security reasons. Be sure to include your social security number

continued from page 1 Feedback on this new system is and name and they will return your pin greatly encouraged. If you would like to number via email. give feedback whether it is This will be the positive or negative send an first production use of email to the system. Even think it is a “By giving us feedback though this system will we’ll know how the system be available, grades great way to get our will also be mailed out grades, it is convenient works overall and whether it is necessary to still send this fall, but do not and faster.” grades through the mail. look for them until early January. ~Bobbi Jo Olson Some schools do not send a hard copy unless they “I think it is a request a transcript,” said great way to get our Meeker. grades, it is conveThe computer center has been nient and faster. I will definetly use it!” said Bobbi Jo Olson, a student at working on this system for a little over a year now. Arnie Hemmingson, comBlack Hills State University.


Plagiarize... figure out when students are plagiarizing, but it’s often hard to find the source. This new program makes it really easy to find the source.” All that professors need to do is type in any portion of a students paper, from one sentence to several paragraphs. The program will then search

Break-ins... Monday night unanimously passed a resolution asking for the officer to be on duty from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on weekends. A request to rotate the officer’s schedule was also made. Sullivan said that the holidays are the most common time for this type of incident. “We have the problem around the holidays when packages and presents are in the cars,” said Sullivan.

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puter center director, said, “We didn’t bring it online because other schools in the area were having problems and we didn’t want to bring it in knowing they’d exist.” This same system will be used for class registration for the Fall 2000 semester which will take place in April. The Enrollment Center is still working on the details, but more information should be available some time between Feburary and March. Arnie Hemmingson said, “Students will need to plan on being on the phone for about 10 minutes. Four minutes to register and six minutes to verify the information.”

continued from page 1 the entire Internet and inform the professor within 24 hours of any information that is found like the text they submitted. The program then gives the professor the web page link to find the similar material so they can compare it with what the student wrote. Dr. W. Lyle Cook, vice president of

Academic Affairs, says, “The program is a step forward for the enforcement of the schools plagiarism policy.” Students seem to feel alright about the new program. Jill Wince, a BH sophomore, said “It’s good that students are being forced to do their own work.”

continued from page 1 “We ask that everyone please keep their valuables out of sight and please don’t leave stuff in the cars.” Jessie Martin, Wenona Cook Hall resident whose car was broken into said that it was a disgusting site to see all the broken glass. “I hope they have a good Christmas, cause they just ruined mine,” Martin said. “It’s tough; this will make for a pretty spendy

Christmas.” Torgerson said to solve this crime, they need help from the outside. “We request any information that can be given about this incident be reported to the Spearfish Police Department,” said Torgerson. “Keep an eye out at the pawn shops for anything that looks like it may have been stolen from you.”

According to Salomon, anyone who is interested in making sure they are documenting Internet sources right should look at an article that was written by a librarian at UCLA. It can be found at instruct/web/critical.htm

In case of an emergency , dial 9-911 on campus

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pikachu is phenomenally popular among all age groups, but especially grade school- and middle school-age children. Sega Dreamcast is another item that seems to be good for kids ‘Tis the season for shopping ‘til you drop! Christmas is from nine to 90. Furbies continue to be popular, with a new almost here and according to the crowds in the stores, people line of Furby Babies to choose from. For little guys five and are definitely in the spirit of the season. Lines are long and under, Chuck My Talkin’ Truck is popular and for the little princess in your life, Sleeping Beauty Barbie is a dream come sales are high. true. For the Winnie the Pooh lover, Bounce ‘n Sing Pat Weiss, marketing Tigger and Roo are favorites. assistant at Rushmore For those wishing to do their shopping from Mall says, “It’s a good home over the internet, the Federal Trade season. We could use Commission has a few tips: Know your vendor. If some snow, but that seems you’re not familiar with a company’s name or reputo be the only thing lack- 10. Cash— always welcome tation, check with the Better Business Bureau. ing this year.” According Protect your privacy. Shop from vendors who post to Weiss, Pokemon is the 9. Computer stuff privacy policies, unless you want a bombardment hot item for 1999. 8. Clothing of unsolicited advertisment. Guard your passwords. Apparel is always a good 7. Music Choose a item at most of the Mall stores. Music and movies 6. Aroma Therapy Items— -can d i f f e r e n t password follow closely by. Toy dles, every time Story 2 seems to be the lotion, bath items you register front-runner for the movie with a new industry and of course, 5. DVD player site. Pay any of the associated 4. Furby with credit characters or gadgets are 3. Toy Story 2— movie or- char cards. They in demand. from key rings acters offer the to bubble bath, if you’re a most proToy Story fan, there are tection. Check shipplenty of goodies available. Of the stores reviewed, Pokemon was definitely the best ping and handling selling item. Jamie Nelson, assistant manager at Target said, fees, and track your “We can’t keep them in stock. We’re always out. They go out purchases. The FTC as fast as we get them in and people always want more!” Hot also suggests tracking Wheels are also big at Target. As little boys’ toys or big boys’ your purchases to toys, there are items to cover all age groups. If you’re looking make sure you get the for a spendier item, the new DVD players and WebTV sys- right item on time. No matter what tems are also selling well. In close running with Pokemon is the George Foreman your budget, Santa’s grill. Cory Schmidt, co-manager at the Rapid City Wal-Mart elves seem to be worksaid, “The smaller model seems to be going especially well. ing overtime to make This would be a good item for single people and it goes along sure the endless variety is available! from $.79 with our more health-conscious society.” Home entertainment items rank high at Wal-Mart also. candies to $790 home VCRs, stereos and DVD systems are all selling well and, of entertainment systems, course, all the related paraphernalia such as CDs, movies the choice is yours. a Merry cases, racks and special cleaners are always popular. “People Have Christmas and may are definitely in a spending mood,” said Schmidt. One of the biggest online toy stores, ebay toys, says that you give and get everyPokemon is the biggest item nationwide. The little yellow thing you wish for!

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You can deal with your fear of public speaking either way.

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What does the new Devonn Reardon Staff Writer

As Jan 1 is rapidly approaching people not only are starting to prepare for the “end of the world” but also are thinking of New Year’s resolutions. Many people are making the same resolutions as they did at the beginning of this year. These are to lose the five pounds gained over the holidays, to quit smoking, to get a better job, always wear a seat belt, to be nicer to the in-laws, to eat healthy, to obey parents, to stay out of trouble, to not skip school, to get good grades, etc... Then there are those who have decided not to think of any resolutions because they believe the world is going to end. Some people have predicted that men are going to begin getting pregnant, that the movie “Men in Black” will turn out to be true, that children and pets will rule the world soon, that humans will learn to fly, and many other creative things. For those who are optimistic there are some basic and simple things to do to prepare you for the minor problems that will most likely occur. Do not be frightened of Y2K, most likely there will not be a catastrophe, no huge asteroid will crash into the earth! “The Year 2000 is going to be just like any other year,” said sophomore Trisha Mittleider. Problems people are worried about are: that the Stock Market will crash causing another depression, that everyone will withdraw their money from the banks causing them to close down, and the biggest fear of all that all the computers will crash and nothing will be able to function properly. As long as people join together in preparation for the year 2000 instead of fighting over it, the world should continue spinning normally.

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College journey loaded with experience, opportunity Mark Proctor. He demanded that I get involved with the College Republicans and through this ax Wetz I got plugged into association, Editor in Chief other things, including the Today newspaper. How can I sum up everyThe thing thing that I have gained from the Today? about climbing That task is impossible. The Today has mountains is given me so many opportunities and has that once you really allowed me to grow as a person. I have reached a feel that what I have gained is so much peak, you can greater than what I have given back; that I look down and see every step you took. will forever be indebted to Steve, Jen, There are so many people and so many Alan, Justin, Rachel, Amber, Nikki and experiences that have had such an incredi- the entire staff. ble impact on my journey up this “colleSteve Babbitt has become one of my giate” mountain. There have been easy best friends. He has stuck with me and saunters and hard climbs, laughs and tears, always pushed me to do my best. He never joy and pain. I have seen and learned so let me give up or settle for second best. He much that I guarantee I will never forget would kick my ass when it needed it and this experience. lend me support and encouragement when My first taste of college life was a bit- I needed that too. Whenever I was strugter one, but the bad experience I had my gling with an editorial decision, I never first year at the University South Dakota hesitated to get Steve’s opinion. He always was, nonetheless, a very valuable one in helped me to stand back and look at the that it allowed me to look inward and entire situation. Steve has also been great define who I am. at helping me to refine exactly what it is I Black Hills State was a second start at believe. The hours of debate that we had college for me. I radically changed majors on issues did me a lot of good to evaluate from political science with the intention of my beliefs and change what needed law school, to mass communication, with changing. In fact, I think I appreciate my the intention of newspapers. I lived at Democrat friends even more because of home my first couple of years, which gave how they helped me in my Republican me a chance to adapt to college life with convictions. all of the comforts of home. I really appreI am also indebted to Natalie Marsh, ciate everything my family did for me, like Brandon Ceglian, and Jennie Morris, my keeping me fed, giving me a place to sleep predecessors. They all, at some point, took and just being supportive. a chance on me and gave me the opportuMy “new” life on campus began right nity and the skill to be a better writer and away. I became involved on campus editor. When I saw that first article that thanks in large part to my “Archnemesis” Brandon had edited, I thought, “I must be


the worst writer ever.” I now realize that every red mark was a mark of love, so to speak. It was because he was a tough editor that I became a better writer. In learning to be a good editor, I have Jennie Morris to thank. She taught me the ins and outs of the newspaper and how to deal with incredible stress. What we (mostly she) went through in her year as editor, is more than anyone should have to. Not only did she make it through, she excelled. Jennie and I became very close and I very much cherish our friendship (If you ever need anyone to play paintball, I’m here for you!) Alan Carroll has become a great friend to me as well. He is so incredibly talented and I know he will do great things. Now as I leave, Justin Varland will be taking over. Justin is talented and ambitious enough to continue to make the paper great and I know with Amber Lingen and Rachel Adams close at hand, great things will happen. Student Senate was one organization that was also very dear to me. I made great friends and had some wonderful times with Ryan Maher, Ellery Grey, Corey Christians, Michelle Stensaas, Nikki Nachtigal, Jody Walk, Lance Russell, and Brock Greenfield. Senate, I admit, like this editorial, can be quite long and boring, but it is a worthwhile endeavor. Those who serve, are doing it because they want to make a difference and I can’t blame them for that. It is because I feel very strongly about the senate that it pained me to resign and, even more, when I thought they were doing something that was not right for the students. Perhaps it was all for the best though. Having joined College Republicans, I

made a lot of very good, life-long friends. Tonya and Tiffany Pavek, Melinda Walberg, Jody Frederick, Kevin Maxwell, Justin Davis, Joel Arends, Danie Harrelson, Angie Rommereim, Neil Chaney, and Rachel Hanson are part of the best group of people anyone could ever meet. The adventures we had together were unforgettable. Serving as a legislative intern was also and incredible experience. I had the best time when I was a page in the legislature in high school and was reluctant at first to be an intern because I couldn’t see how it could be as much fun. It was a hundred times better. I made great friends including Amy Meeder, Nikki Nachtigal, Kevin Maxwell, Mark Proctor, and Sarah Sunde. I also made good friends in Senators Arlene Ham, Fred Whiting, Bill Johnson and Dick Hainje. Being an intern requires love of politics and love of South Dakota. When I first visited the capitol when I was very young, I knew that it was someplace I wanted to be. It is quite appropriate that my first “real” job will be dealing with the legislature. I was hired by the South Dakota Republican State Central Committee as the Legislative Campaign Director. I will be living in Pierre and working with legislators trying to get more Republicans elected. Looking back at four and half years, I have a lot to be thankful for and owe a lot of people a debt of gratitude. There have been so many opportunities offered to me and I appreciate what every single one of you has done for me. Now that I have reached what seemed for so long to be the top of the mountain, I see that the mountain rises endlessly into the clouds and the climb has really just begun.

College career finally draws to an end Nikki Cloud Forum Editor

Finally the day has come when graduation will truly be in sight. After five and a half years of attending a total of six universities (two of which were through correspondence) and obtaining I don’t know how many class credits, one thing I do know for sure is that after Saturday Dec. 18 at roughly 11 am it will all be behind me. After all this time, I have learned several things that I would like to share. First, college is a time of personal growth. When I first entered college in Texas, they forced me to live in the dorms. At the beginning I felt like I was living in a rat hole. Everything was crammed into places I had never thought of. Through this experience however; I met a lot of people and learned plenty about myself. In order to truly learn who you are, you need to make yourself step out of your comfort zone. For instance: if your not the spontaneous type, get together with your friends and do something crazy. These will be the memories you will cherish for years to come. Second, when it comes to deciding your major and school in general, the sooner you figure out what you want to do the better off you


What do you think?

will be guaranteed. As you begin to take classes always check that the registrar has those classes counted on your status sheet. It is far better to pester them,ask all those questions, and know your getting things done than to be left in the dark, after all who is paying for those classes? One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was from my mom. She always told me to get everything in writing and save it, especially when it comes to substituting classes. No matter how unnecessary this may seem, it has saved me several times; like straightening things out with the financial aid office (not at BH) and from retaking courses. Third, work your butt off in the summer so you can avoid having to take out a loan for school. Although taking out a loan doesn’t sound bad to begin with, think of how much better it would be to graduate and not have to worry about repaying a loan. For now, I am going to wish you all a successful future and a wonderful experience throughout your years of college. Enjoy it while you can and experience it to its fullest potential. Remember that college is not just homework, cramming for tests, and late night parties, it’s also about you and the person you are to become.

What do you think of the new plagiarism policy/program available to teachers? Matt Lingen

“I think it’s a good policy, but I feel most of the students don’t plagiarise intentionally.”

Carol Armbrust

“.. If it is totally legitimate and can also be used by the student to verify his or her professors assessment, I would say this is an excellent idea.”

Derrick Buchholz

“I think library attendance will soar, people will have to reviste their library in order to sucessfully plagiarize.”

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Security; a problem at BH? Christmas shopping advice the culprits but it would have provided a description of a vehiustin Varland cle leaving the scene. Right now Assistant Editor as it is, the police have very little to go on other than fingerprints and hearsay. Students on campus pay As our $37.50 to park their cars outside their front page arti- home. There is no way to get out of paycle explains, ing this fee if you live on campus and early monday own a car. This $37.50 that allows you to morning van- park in a lot which is now considered dals smashed unsecured is crazy. the windows out of 21 cars located in the Theft and vandalism has actually parking lot of Heidiprem and Wynona gone up since we hired Officer Smith, Cook halls. and it is not his fault. I don’t care if we This situation provokes two ques- have Robocop on campus conducting tions in my mind. Where was our on security, one man is not enough. If duty Campus Police Officer, and Why do administration does not increase it’s students pay $37.50 for a parking permit attempt at making this University safe that does not provide adequate security for all of us then we should not have a for our cars when their left unattended? campus police officer at all. This editorial is not aimed at harmLast night when the break-ins were ing the reputation of Keith Smith our reported at 3:15am, Officer Smith was campus police officer. He is one of the not the officer that replied to the report. nicest man on campus. If you ask any It was Spearfish Police. If our campus student on campus they would agree police officer is not going to be here with you that Officer Smith is always a when we need him then why employ one very pleasant man to converse with. at all? Officer Smith did not reply This editorial is aimed at the current because he was off duty at 3 am. system we are under. It is preposterous Common sense would tell us that most for anyone to think that one man on foot thieves would not commit a crime at can do an adequate job of keeping the 7pm. Common sense would also indicate entire campus safe. There are ways to fix that an intelligent thief would do his this problem. handy work in the wee hours of the By allowing Officer Smith to use an morning. If administration decides to Electric Cart from the physical plant keep an Officer of the Law on payroll response time would be cut to a mini- then they need to have him work when mum. The carts are not being used crimes happen. He needs to be the first between 7pm and 3am, anyway. person informed when something gets The other thing that administration reported, and he needs to have help. One needs to consider is that if they are seri- officer is not enough so if we aren’t ous about providing adequate security at going to improve conditions we should night they need to invest in video cam- not pretend that our campus is safe. If eras. Last night there were reports that a administration does not improve condibrown Bronco drove away late at night. tions the position of Campus Officer A video camera may not have been able should be omitted from payroll. to pick up enough definition to identify


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Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of Black Hills State University or the Today newspaper. The BHSU Today welcomes letters to the editor on issues affecting the newspaper and/or the University. All letters require a 250 word limit and a signature. The Today reserves the right to edit all letters for grammar, spelling, length and clarity.

Happy Holidays from the staff of the Today

must buy something last minute try a calendar, candies, or someachel Adams thing you know that if you bought it for anyone on the planet, they Photo Editor would be able to put it to good use. I have another friend who collects Pez dispensers. A cheap, easy gift, Ah, ‘tis the right? Wrong! When someone has a colseason to be lection, you really have to do some invesbroke. Every tigative work before heading out to the year at this time mall. What do they have already? Do they students count only collect certain kinds? Do they really down the days until they can sell back their want more? In this scenario, I usually find books and try to buy at least one decent the best bet is to think of something other present with the meager returns. than their collection. When I came back No matter what your holiday might from Europe last summer, of the millions be: Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanza; col- of things I could have bought for my Pez lege students around the world realize they friend I decided on an Italian ball point are too poor to give real presents and the pen. It’s one of those pens with a guy in a days of macaroni necklaces and home- Speedo and every time you click it, his suit made ashtrays are long gone. falls off. She uses it everyday and it only Therefore, in the spirit of the season, I cost me a dollar. Just because something is have come up with a few guidelines to help cheap doesn’t mean they won’t love it. with holiday budget shopping. I have been Finally, shorten your list. If I told many times that I am good at buying bought gifts for everyone I wanted to presents. Granted, I love to buy gifts and I on my budget, they would all get one usually spend at least a month picking shinny, new penny apiece. Many peothem out, but I feel the real key to buying a ple try to solve this problem by drawgood present is using what you know ing names. I don’t recommend this. about the person. What do they like? Do You hardly ever get who you really you share an inside joke? What is it that want to buy for and then you end up makes them unique? There is nothing spending your hard earned money on worse than someone getting you a gift that someone you would have rather given is exactly the opposite of you. a card. I say, try to keep your list Last year I got a scented candle from a under six people and buy funny cards friend. I don’t know what he was thinking. for the rest. They know you’re broke Anyone who knows me at all knows I hate and they will understand. Besides, I candles. I think they are dangerous and I would rather get a well-written card live in a dorm that outlaws them. Warning: than a scented candle any day. Don’t become this kind of gift giver! If you


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Holiday Photo Tips

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(NAPS)-How many times do children say, “Why can’t every day be a holiday?” Though there is not that much that can be done to extend the holidays, pictures offer a wonderful way to capture the joy and memories of the holidays for the rest of the year. Here are some tips to help those special capture moments in all their splendor. Stop at the red: To reduce red eye, before you take the picture, turn on the lights in a room and consider posing your subjects so they are lit by daylight at a window or a door. Make your camera work as hard as you do: Around the holidays everyone is busy. Don’t let your camera rest either. If you need a camera in a crunch, consider a one-time use camera which can be found at any drug store. Just drop one in your pocket and snap your way through the holidays. Elbow in for that shot: You may value elbow room at the dinning table, but be sure to keep your family members close when you are photographing them. A distance

between four to six feet is considered optimal. Don’t go away hungry: You

always make sure you have enough food for you guests, so why not be sure to have enough film? Keep dif-

ferent speeds of film around so you can be ready for any situation. Go overboard with light: Improve your outdoor pictures by taking full advantage of the flash built into most cameras. I helps to brighten your subjects face, provides good color in the shade and eliminates potentially irritating shadows, especially around the eyes. ‘Tis the season to be jolly: Too often, your family doesn’t look jolly over-posed phoin tographs. Catch them when they are acting sillythe candid, spontaneous moments are often the most precious of the season. Get floored by amazing pictures: If you’re going to be taking a picture of a child, get down on that child’s level. Be sure and get down on the floor to take a picture of the little ones playing with their new train set or doll house. Using these tips will help you remember your happy holidays for many years to come.

Tarts 2/3 cup semi-sweet real chocolate chips 1/2 cup LAND O LAKES Butter 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 30 (13/4 x 11/4-inch) mini paper liners. Fillings see variations below Hot Fudge Glaze 1 cup semi-sweet real chocolate chips 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

-Heat oven to 375 degrees. In 1 quart saucepan combine 2/3 cup chocolate chips and butter. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth (5 to 7 minutes). Pour into medium bowl; cool 5 minutes. -Stir sugar, eggs and vanilla into chocolate mixture. Gradually stir in flour until smooth. -Line miniature muffin pans with paper liners or place paper liners on baking sheets. Spoon about 2 teaspoons batter into each liner, filling each 1/2 full. -Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center come out clean. -Remove from oven; immediately press one of the desired fillings into center of each tart. Marshmallow-press 3 mini marshmallows into each tart. Cherry-press 1 maraschino cherry into each chart. Double Chocolate-press one unwrapped milk or white chocolate candy kiss upside down into tart. Mint-press on unwrapped chocolate covered soft -filled mint pattie (cut into quarters) into each tart. -Continue baking 2 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. -Meanwhile in 1-quart saucepan combine all glaze ingredients. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until melted and smooth (2 to 3 min utes) -Top each tart with about one teaspoon fudge glaze. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to set glaze. Store at room temperature in airtight containers up to 3 days. Makes 30 tarts.

Gift mailing tips for the holidays (NAPS)-According to a recent survey, Americans send a n anverage of ten gifts through the mail or via private shipping companies each year-90 percent of which are sent during the holiday season. Here are some susful tipps to help ensure that your precious gifts arrive in mint condition. When sending glassware, carefully wrap each item individually in packing paper. Place the wrapped glassware in a gift box and put the gift box in a larger shipping container filled with packing materials such as Styrofoam peanuts, bubble wrap, plastic and paper bags, newpaper, tissue paper-or

even scraps of paper form the recycling bins at work. If you are sending books, pack them upright in a gift box, alternating bound edge to open edge. Place the gift box in a larger shipping container that has been filled with packing material. To ship fragile collectibles, use a box at least one third larger than the size of your gift.Fill the bottom of the box with Styrofoam peanuts. Wrap the gift in bubble wrap and position it upright in the box. Fill in the sides of the box with additional Styrofoam peanuts. Nestle your gift in the center

of the box without touching the sides. To pack small appliances such as telephones or portable stereos, fill the bottom of a box with paper, set the applicance in the box and thouroughtly pad it all around with packing material. Then place another layer of packing material on top before sealing the box. Make sure you use sturdy boxes to secure your gifts. To obtain boxes freeof-chare, try your workplace or local grocery store, liquor store or supermarket. Use plenty of heavy-duty packaging tape to secure your boxes. To help

save time and avoid the aggravation of searching for misplaced scissors-or using a tape dispenser witha cutting blade-try Scotch tear-by-hand packaging tape from 3M. This tape can be torn by hand in any length, eliminating the need to use scissors, knives, keysor even your teeth-as cutting instruments. Scotch tear-by-hand packaging tape meets U.S. Postal and UPS standards for regular packaging applicants. The tape costs about $2.499 and is available at leading drug, food, office supply and mass merchandise stores nationwide.

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KBHU goes digital Kimberly Schubert Staff Writer

Black Hills State has been lacking in technology, but earlier in the semester, a new digital system was purchased for KBHU, the campus radio station. The new system, which is called Smarts Broadcast System, plays all digital music, along with another


e are now able to have more songs and are able to edit the profanity out of some songs.” ~Katrin Kania, KBHU general manager

new computer that helps with the promos, the radio station’s ids, and commercials. The old system required the DJs to play CDs while performing many simultaneous tasks. The Smarts system has all of the music programmed into it, so all the DJs have to do is insert

photo by Alan Carroll

Katrin Kania is seen here using the new digital program at KBHU. The new high tech system cost $22,333 talk sets and requests. Elizabeth Levell, a DJ on KBHU, thinks this about the new system, “The new system is so easy even I can’t mess it up.” The new system has also allowed some new and much needed improvements to the radio station. “We are now able to have more songs and are able to edit the profanity out of some songs,” said Katrin Kania, KBHU general

manager. KBHU is now available to listeners 24 hours a day, and will also be on during Christmas break, so there will no longer be dead air. The new system did not come easily; the KBHU office staff had to fight for the new system. When the system arrived, they had to program all of the music, which took five 24-hour days. “We set up a time sheet and every per-

Graduation preview

Winter accident prevention tips April Lutheran Staff Writer

Devonn Reardon Staff Writer

on shoes will definitely increase the risk of slipping.

Snow will be coming soon and with that there will come ice. There’s no need to worry though because Facilities Services will take care of the problem for Black Hills State University by removing snow and sanding the sidewalks and roads and using chemical melters to reduce slip and fall hazards. But there are several things that can be done to reduce the risk of falling when slippery conditions exist. Here are some helpful hints:

2. Don’t walk with your hands in your pockets. This reduces the ability to use your arms for balance if you do slip.

1. Wear boots or overshoes with grip soles. Slick leather or plastic soles

5. When walking, curl your toes under and walk as flat-footed as

3. Take short shuffling steps in very icy areas. 4. Don’t carry or swing heavy loads, such as large boxes, cases or purses that may cause you to become off balance when you are walking.

son had to program a certain number of hours,” said Kania. BHSU is the only college campus radio station with this type of system in a three-state area, according to KBHU news director Sean Bradley. Jeff Williamson, an office staff member, says, “With only a few minor difficulties, the new system is a lot better than the old system.”

possible. 6. Don’t step on uneven surfaces. Avoid curbs with ice on them. 7. Place your full attention on walking. Digging in your pocketbook while walking on ice is dangerous. Facilities Services is committed to your safety. If you find any hazardous conditions report them to the Facilities Services office at 642-6245.

Christmas break is coming sooner than most students expected. But for some lucky ones it isn’t Christmas break that they care about—it is Graduation. On December 18, 1999 a Graduation ceremony will be held in the Young Center at 10:00 am for the Fall of 1999 graduates. One hundred and eighty-six eligible students applied to graduate on December 18. However, not all 186 students that applied will participate. At 8:00 am, the morning of graduation day, there will be an Honors Breakfast in the Multipurpose Room. Pat Lebrun a member of the South Dakota board of Regents will be the speaker.

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End of Days: elegantly wasted Christmas music fills the air about the story was just taken for granted without any explanation. For instance, the chosen girl achel (Robin Tunney) is raised by devil Adams worshippers: Why her? Where did Photo Editor her parents go? Why did the nurse get her? Then later they explain that only a man pure of heart can Yesterday I saw the movie save her. So who do they pick? A End of Days. I drunk Atheist. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. wasted $4.50. Lately there has also been a lot of The movie is about the religion bashing in movies. Now I devil (Gabriel Byrne) coming to earth don’t think that the boundaries of relito get a “chosen one” to bear his child. gion shouldn’t be tested, but this In the mean time, Arnold movie makes anyone of the cloth look Schwarzenegger is trying to protect like a heartless, murdering wimp. If her. This could have been a great you are going to portray someone that movie. The idea was good, the actors badly, give me a reason to hate them; were good, and the special effects “just because” doesn’t cut it. So, to sum up, I think this movie were great. I don’t know about the rest of the audience, but I thought the was only made so Universal could actual script was confusing and dull. I cash in on all of the end of the millencan’t believe that they put all that nium hype. I definitely do not recomwork into a script that bad. Everything mend it.


Jared Eben Staff Writer

Beautiful music filled St. Joseph’s Catholic Church as the Black Hills State University concert band and concert choir performed their annual Christmas concert. The concert was held on Dec. 5 at 4:30pm. Although neither group had the amount of practice time they had hoped for, the concert went off without a hitch. “I would have loved to have had another week, but we never have enough rehearsal time. It would be wonderful to be able to meet five days a week! Saying that, I felt we were prepared for the concert. There are always little things that go awry that you wished you could have fixed,” said choir director Stephen Parker. He added, “I felt the concert went very well. There were many positive comments from the audience.” Freshman choir member, Jodi Boese,

agreed with Parker. “I felt that the concert went really well. The sound was gorgeous, the solos and duets were excellent, and the experience was awesome,” she said. Boese added, “I felt pretty prepared, but there is always room for improvement.” The band shared the same sentiments as the choir. Andrea Farr, a freshman band member, said, “I felt that the concert went really well. In practice it sounded pretty shaky, but it turned out okay in the end.” Farr felt she had done everything she could to prepare for the concert. “I felt like I was ready. I had to practice a little on my own, but I was all right,” she said. The BH band and choir concert was a success, but it will be several months before they can be seen again. “Our next concert for concert choir is not until our spring concert April 30,” Parker said. The band will also be featured at the spring concert and will be performing at the commencement ceremonies at the Donald E. Young Center on Dec. 18.

“The Diviners” follows a line of wonderful performances by the BH thespians Jodi Hill Staff Writer

If the theater at Black Hills State continues to follow its current pattern everyone is in for a treat. Starting the year with a good show “The Importance of Being Earnest” and following it with “The Diviners” written by Jim Leonard, Jr. Diviners was even more impressive then the first show. The Show was performed on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of December and wonderful audiences all three nights. Guy Bruha said that the last night was “just a great show” ending a good run for

the show. Many of the cast members had performed in “Earnest” but for some of the actors this was their first show on the BH stage. Directed by student Lisa Larson the show had quiet a change in theme: from comedy to drama. The show takes place in the 1930’s around the town of Zion, Indiana. It is about a young man who seems to have some kind of mental problems due to an accident in which his mother drowned in the river. Because of the accident, the boy Buddy Layman (played by Guy Bruha) is afraid of water. C.C.

Showers (played by John Hursey) comes looking for work. With the usual array of subplots C.C. moves in with Buddy’s family and works for his father. Buddy has a problem with hygiene and C.C. tries to clean Buddy, but because of his fear of water this doesn’t work. At the end of the play C.C. has talked Buddy into washing in the river. C.C. steps out of the water to talk to some ladies and Buddy drowns. It is a very touching story that was well portrayed. JD Tofteland watched the show opening night and said, “The play was excellent with very interesting sets.”

For the most part all of the actors did a fine job of telling a story with exceptional note to the lead player, Guy Bruha. Bruha defiantly carried the show with a captivating performance. “The play really touched me,” said Tony DeMaro who watched the show on Thursday. All in all the play was a definite success. Larson did an excellent job taking a script and making it a performance. The next full-length show that the BHSU Theater will be doing is “Into the Woods,” a musical on February 24th through the 27th. If you haven’t seen a show yet check this next one out.


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Jazz concert showcases student talent Max Wetz Editor in Chief

The jazz concert given by the Black Hills State University Jazz Ensemble and the Black Hills Gold choir group on Dec. 8 showcased a large amount of talent in the music department at BHSU. The concert, originally slated to be held on Nov. 18, was rescheduled when a blizzard hit the hills. The Jazz Ensemble, a instrumental group under the direction of Dr. Randall Royer, was going to be the only group performing, but due to the postponement, the Black Hills Singers and Black Hills Gold directed by Dr. Stephen Parker, also took part. The concert opened with the Jazz Ensemble’s rendition of “Take the ‘A’ Train,” the classic jazz tune by Billy Strayhorn. The ensemble covered a wide array of jazz styles from cool jazz to blues to rock jazz. The band, which was made up of five trumpets, two trombones, two alto saxophones, a baritone sax, a tenor sax, guitar, electric bass, per-

cussion and piano, all displayed their virtuosity by the many solos that were played. The band played with such enthusiasm and vigor that the drama of the music did not fade throughout the entire concert. The ensemble took a short break while the choir groups performed. The Black Hills Singers performed two songs. The musical talent was also very apparent in the difficult falsetto solo performed in the second song. The renowned small choir ensemble Black Hills Gold also performed two songs, “Come Home” and the gospel piece “Operator.” Their performance of “Come Home” was, for me the highlight of the concert. The majority of the crowd, I photo by Antonia Kucera think, missed the beauty of the Delorise Davis solos in The Black chord structure of the song and Hills Singers’ first song.

the difficult building of the harmony was brilliantly executed. The harmony and chord building was very tight and it really proved the caliber of the performers. The jazz band was back to finish out the concert beginning off the set with the piece “Samba Diablo,” which featured improvised solos from many of the players. The band played 12 songs including “Cry Me a River” and “Green Onions.” Overall, the jazz concert was an excellent performance with the immense talent of BH musicians showcased. It was a high-energy, high-spirited show. Jazz has been one of the defining styles of music in this country and the BH music department has found their forte in this style.

Granddaddies of rock & roll take the stage Nikki Cloud and Alan Carroll Forum Editor and Production Editor

What happens when two rock legends unite for a concert...history is made. Rapid City was the site of such an event Nov. 17, when ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd met on the stage of the Rapid City Civic Center for a memorable three hour jam session. The proverbial duties of the warmup band were dismally handled by the Screaming Cheetah Willies. Even though this band had great instrumentals and supposedly upbeat songs, the audience couldn’t understand the lyrics due to the excessive bass levels. Luckily they were only allowed 30 minutes of stage time, which was productively used by the crowd for last minute bathroom breaks and beer runs to the concession stand. Next on stage was Lynyrd Skynyrd who appeared with the lights down low. Skynyrd needed no introduction and the crowd was on their feet as the first chord was played. Skynyrd kept the crowd electrified and on their feet throughout the set, salting their perfor-

mance of greatest hits with tracks off of their new album, “Edge of Forever.” Skynyrd’s onstage performance was outstanding, with members of the band animated and interacting with the audience. Their newest tracks were punctuated with a huge floor to ceiling backdrop of their album cover that unfurled as the song began. Leon Wilkeson, the bass player, kept up a routine of changing into ridiculous hats for each song. Ranging from a cellular phone hat to a Cat-in-the-Hat hat kept the audience guessing at what he had for the next song.

Finally it was time for the granddaddies of rock to perform. ZZ Top came out and continued where Skynyrd

photo by Alan Carroll

left off. All it took was a simple gesture from the band to get the crowd to cheer. The most laid back of the three bands, they just played their songs while everyone sang along. The first half of their performance was mainly comprised of songs from their newest release, “Triple X.” Followers of ZZ Top can attribute the title either way, relating to the bands thirty years of music, or the traditional raunchy lyrics of their music. Either way, it’s all ZZ Top. Throughout their 75 minute performance, you couldn’t help but notice their songs were the great rock hits which span three generations. It was reflected in the three generations in the audience who showed up to see these music legends play. ZZ Top proved they would be around for many more still to come.

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Question: Holiday drinking — does it make the holidays more merry? Tis the season to be jolly! Fa , la, la, la, la, la, la.... Will your holiday season be merry? Drinking alcohol may make your season seem merry, but too much may not make it merry at all. College students drink too much. Last year undergraduates spent 5.5 billion dollars on beerthat’s more money than was spent on books, soda pop, milk, coffee, and juice combined. This adds Dr. Gary Cole up to 430 million gallons of beer or about 333 “drinks” per student per year. Remember that not all students drink. This is college or university campus nationwide. An unfortunate statistic is that about 360,000 of the 12 million undergrads will die during their schooling form alcohol related causes. Binge drinking-you know drinking until you puke or pass out is also a big problem among college students, 50% of men and 37% of women college students are binge drinkers. Alcohol also plays a big role in poor academic and athletic performance,

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slowed reaction time and thought, inhibitions are lowered, so you do things you wouldn’t otherwise consider doing. Depression, suicide and increasing the risk for acquiring sexually transmitted diseases are all associated with alcohol use. Also date rape incidence is more common among those using alcohol (55% of women and 75% were using). How can you reduce your risks for being involved or a victim of alcohol related problems? If you must drink do it responsibly! “Moderation” -what does that mean? No more than 1 drink per hour and 2 drinks per day for men and 1 drink per day for women. What is a “drink”? One drink equals 5oz of wine, 1 1/2 hour to become legally intoxicated. Women require less alcohol to become intoxicated most likely due to a lower level of an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase that breaks alcohol down to be metabolized. It is also reasonable not to drink more than three days per week. Know your limits-how much does it take before you are acting stupid and proposing to people you don’t know. The following are suggestions for decreasing your risk for being involved in alcohol related problems. -Family history of alcohol abuse avoid drinking altogether. -Final exam tomorrow? Tonight is probably not a good time to become intoxicated and then vomit until dawn. -Eating when you drink will help slow absorption of alcohol- a good thingyou will be vertical longer. -Alternate between a beer and a pop or water. -Don’t gulp your beer (chicks dig a guy who sips and girls you will look refined). -Most of all just because everyone else is drinking from their dates shoedoesn’t mean you need to. Be different. -Be a designated driver. -Never, Never, Never drive drunk it may change more than one life. Bring a friend with you so that person can drive for you don’t plan on getting in a car if someone else is drunk. If you are planning on getting drunk call a taxi. So this holiday season eat good food, drink and be merry, but keep your head ontra, la, la, la, la , la ,la ,la, la!

Relax during finals with stress management Kate Bradley Staff Writer

As finals week is upon us and the Christmas season is gearing up, most of us feel our stress level climbing to the top. If you feel like you’re going to explode, you might try some of the following to ease

your mind: 1) Take a brisk 15 minute walk. 2) Do jumping jacks with your dog. 3) Call a friend and escape for a quick lunch. 4) Light a candle for a little aroma therapy. 5) Tale a hot soaking bath.

6) Pray that your Christmas bonus comes early. 7) Treat yourself to a massage. 8). Go for a drive up the canyon. 9) Call the local Crisis Hotline. 10) Call your Mom -- When all else has failed, she always makes everything better!

Depression on Campus determine the possible causes of these symptoms. Once known as Manic-Depressive Depression takes place everywhere on Psychosis, depression frequently altercampus, the weather prompts more time nates its states, from a moderated mood, indoors and reduced daylight hours makes exhibited by slowed pace and irritability, it seem like we’re running out of time, to speeded actions and intellectual disorwhen you add to that the approaching final ganization. BHSU student Lacey Woodly, said: “ exams, and fewer parties, students begin to feel sadness, loneliness and unhappi- It is very sad that the people I know, don’t know themselves why they get sad, but all ness. “ One may feel depressed because of a sudden, they look very depressed.” The predominant emotional reaction there is no way back to fix those ugly grades, because all of us wish there was of people with depression, involves signifmore time to study, ideally with the person icant weight loss, agitation, self- reproach, increased sleep, lack of we get along the most, and concentration, and delubecause a few sad sions. Christmas tunes get in the The first episodes of way, added to more persont is very sad that depression take place in al reasons,” student Tracy the people I know, persons in their twenties Kristin said. don’t know themof both sexes. Stressful Major depressions selves, why they get life experiences may be occur in 10 to 20 percent of sad.” contributing factors to the world’s population in feel dejected or discourthe course of a lifetime, but ~Lacey Woodly aged, or as in medicine is cultural and social, rather called “ Disthemia”, and than biological factors the opposite state, “elaseem to be the predominant reasons, according to the British Journal of tion” or sudden agitation. Research indicates that certain wellMedicine. defined methods of psychotherapy can The symptoms of depression can include: Loss of interest and or pleasure help in the treatment of some cases of in once enjoyed activities (hobbies etc.) depression, but no evidence exists, provchanges in appetite or weight changes in ing that traditional psychoanalytic therapy sleeping patterns, restlessness or is effective in serious cases. “As the year comes to an end, few decreased activities that is noticeable to others, feelings of fatigue or making deci- students are possessed by loss of credisions feelings of worthlessness or innap- bility, due to the limitations to attain priate guilt,recurrent thoughts of death or goals in life,” student Amy Boke said. “ I suicide. If you experience feelings of sad- wish for those people to get together, if ness or loss of interest plus 4 or more of they have the possibility of good friends, the other symptoms listed above most of with common beliefs, taking the time to the time for 2 weeks or more, you could be face hard times, and emotional difficuldepressed. You should see your doctor to ties,” she added.

Jaime Nicola’s Buitrago Staff Writer


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Volleyball team ends season 14 - 11 Cindy Knecht Staff Writer

The Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket Volleyball team traveled to Sioux Center, Iowa to play in the Dakota-Iowa Conference South Tournament Nov. 19 and 20. The Jackets entered the tournament as the second seed with a record of 6-1. Friday, Nov. 19 the team went up against the seventh seeded South Dakota Tech and beat the Hardrockers 15-1, 15-8, 10-15, 15-3. “We played well Friday against Tech,” said Head Coach Jhett Albers. The ladies dominated attacking the ball. Shana Moffett pounded the ball 27 out of 29 times with 13 kills. Heather Usera was good for 19 out of 20 attacks with 11 kills. Blakelee Binning hit at the Rockers 30 out of 37 tries, putting down nine kills. Brandy Patterson smashed 15 out of 19 attempts with eight of them un-returnable. Katrina Foley rounded of the attack at the net with eight of eight tries and four kills. Defending the attack against Tech, Foley had three solo blocks and two assisted. Usera stopped six attacks with assistance and Moffett had one solo block and one assisted. Receiving serves was headed by Moffett, who had 39 out of 41 passes. Richelle Cisneros got to 28 of 29 serves, Binning was good for 19 of 19 and Erica Williams passed 10 of 10 serves. Passing attacks was Moffett with 18 good out of 24 tries, Binning had 17 out of 21 and Heather Mundt passed 16 for 17 digs. Mundt also led in setting the ball with 79 good sets out of 80 tries with 26 resulting in kills. Leigh Roose set up 68 of 68 attacks with 20 kill assists. Serving against the Hardrockers were Binning with 24 out of 28 attempts and she put down nine aces. Cisneros served in 22 out of 23 times and tallied two aces and Williams was good for nine of 11 serves with two aces. Saturday, Nov. 20 the Jackets met the University of Sioux Falls Cougars. “It was a good match,” said Albers. “It

was evenly matched, but we didn’t look as sharp in games three and four. The Lady Jackets won the first game 15-12 but dropped the last three 10-15, 12-15, 8-15. “They were out to get us,” said Freshman Setter Roose. “We weren’t in tournament shape,” continued Albers. “We had only played three tournaments up to that point, and they were all in early September. We just didn’t have enough matches under our belt to be where we needed to be at Conference time.” The Yellow Jackets attacked the ball well, posting several kills. Sophomore hitter Binning said, “A lot of players stepped up for this game.” Moffett led the team with 44 out of 53 attempts with 14 kills. Patterson was next with 24 of 28 attacks and 12 kills. Williams tallied 20 of 26 hits, and put down 10 kills. Usera smashed 21 of 25 and had nine that were un-returnable. Binning was good for 27 of 37 attempts with eight kills. Setting up the attack was Mundt who had 55 of 56 assists with 26 kill sets. Roose rounded out the setting with 25 of 27 tries and nine kill sets. Digging was also led by Mundt with 29 of 30 tries, Binning had 17 of 19 attempts and Moffett got to 17 out of 18 digs. Stopping the attack was Williams with two solo blacks and five assisted and Usera with one solo and seven assisted. Serving against the Cougars was Mundt who was perfect with 17 out of 17 and put down three aces. Binning put in 14 out of 19 attempts with three aces and Cisneros had 14 of 15 serves with two aces. Receiving the serves were Williams with 13 of 15 receives, Moffett with 11 of 13 and Cisneros was 10 for 10. Liegh Roose complimented the team saying, “We played well, but Sioux Falls played hard the whole match, they didn’t let up.” The Jackets finished their season with a record of 14-11. Overall, Coach Albers said, “I thought we made a great improvement from the beginning of the season to the end. The key to furthering our success is how the team prepares in the off sea-

son.” The team will be losing three seniors this year, Patterson, Mundt, and Natalie Memmer. Brandy Patterson’s total statistics include: 498 out of 584 attacks with 194 kills, 12 solo blocks, and 64 assisted blocks, 88 of 89 assists, with 18 good for kills. She had 66 out of 83 digs, and 13 of 19 serve receives. Heather Mundt had 76 out of 83 attacks with seven kills, one solo block and nine assisted blocks, 302 out of 311 serves with 23 aces, and 14 out of


e had only played three tournaments up to that point. We just didn’t have enough matches under our belt to be where we needed to be at Conference time.”

~Head Coach Jhett Albers 15 serve receives. She also dug an attack 288 times out of 323 tries, and set up the attack 1,331 times out of 1,361 tries with 476 kill sets. Natalie Memmer attacked the ball 164 out of 198 attempts with 78 kills. She had 12 solo blocks, and 43 assisted blocks, 10 for 10 setting with one kill set, and 24 out of 26 digs. Next year’s seniors include: Usera, Williams, and Courtney Berry. Heather Usera received Third Team All-Conference honors for her play this year. She had 477 attacks out of 557 with 215 kills. She led the team in blocking with 32 solo and 106 assisted. Usera set the ball eight of nine times with three kill sets, and passed the attack with 54 out of 59 digs. Usera was ranked fourth in the NAIA Conference in blocking. Teammate, Erica Williams praised her as being an “awesome blocker, she travels the net quickly and knows where the attack is going.” Williams, also a junior this season, had 213 out of 260 attacks with 88 kills, she also put up three solo blocks, and 26 assisted. She served 230 times out of 242 tries and scored of 14 aces.

Schelle hauls in 47 points in win against St. Mary have beaten two nationaly ranked top 20 teams, the ladies haven’t taken their spot on the list. “We have three losses because we On Saturday, Dec. 4 the Black Hills State Women’s basketball team play a tougher schedule,” said Dobbs. traveled to Bismarck, ND to take on “I don’t care about the ratings right now, we know we’re a top 20 team.” the St. Mary Lady Marauders. Saturday, Nov. 27 the team hosted “The Mary game was really excitState University of ing, because it was so close the whole Northern Aberdeen. game,” said Senior The Yellow Guard, Tracy Jackets kept up with Winjum. them most of the The Jackets beat e have a tough game, said Dobbs, the nationally 18th schedule. I don’t care but with only nine ranked Marauders about the ratings right now healthy players, the 102-101. There was no . . . We know we’re a top 20 girls ran out of subs, and then “ran out of s t o p p i n g A m a n d a team.” gas.” Schellewho dumped ~Head Coach Kevin Dobbs Northern State is in 47 points, making a National College six out of eight threeAssociation Division point attempts. She also pulled down seven rebounds and II team. “Northern right now is the best contributed two assists. Winjum and Junior team in the state,” commented Dobbs. Forward/Center Becky Schultz each “We won’t see a team that good for put in 21 points and Schultz added the rest of the year.” The Jackets lost two assists. Reinicke also helped the the game 107-88. Leading the team in scoring was team by getting seven boards. Even though the Yellow Jackets Schultz, who had 29 points, 15 comCindy Knecht Staff Writer


ing from behind the three-point line. Schelle netted 23 points, 10 of which came from the free-through line. She also pulled down two rebounds and dished out three assists. Pullman helped out with nine points and two rebounds, and Braegger scored eight points, boxed out for five rebounds, and handed out eight assists. On Tuesday, November 23 the ladies invited Dickinson State University back for a rematch. Having lost to the Blue Jays the week before, BH was ready for redemption. “We had lost to them by one point,” said Dobbs. “It wasn’t hard to get motivated.” Contributing to the Jacket’s 78-61 win included Schelle with 24 points, two rebounds, and seven assists. Braegger put up 14 points and grabbed four rebounds. Schultz tallied 11 points, and Reinicke had 10 points, with five defensive rebounds. The Lady Yellow Jackets are excited and looking forward to the rest of the season. Amanda Schelle predicts, “In the future we’re going to be hard to stop because we’re so athletically talented.”

In setting she had 85 of 87 attempts with 30 kill sets. Passing she dug the attack 202 out of 239 tries and passed the serve 258 out of 290 tries. Courtney Berry contributed 56 attacks out of 74 tries with 15 kills, she also had four assisted blocks. Berry served 88 times out of 103 tries, with seven aces. She helped setting with 29 out of 31 assists with six good for kills. For passing she got to 89 out of 134 digs, and 111 out of 139 serve receives. Sophomore Blakelee Binning received First Team All-Conference honors, and All-Region honors as well this year. Binning led the team in attacks with 688 attempts out of 807 tries with 282 kills. Blocking, she tallied 22 solo and 41 assisted. She also led the team in serving with 375 out of 432 attempts with 43 aces, and she set the ball 46 times out of 47 tries, 10 of which were kill sets. Her passing showed 344 good digs out of 403 and 441 good serve receives out of 482. Sophomore Richelle Cisneros had 14 out of 17 attacks with two kills and 364 serves out of 383 with 34 aces. She set the ball up 18 out of 18 times with three kill sets. Defensively she had 211 out of 281 digs and offensively she passed the serve 332 times out of 357. Freshman Shana Moffett tallied up 633 kill attempts out of 749 tries with 234 put down. She had six solo blocks, 32 assisted and put in 284 serves out of 323 with 21 aces. She set the ball up 40 out of 40 times with three kill sets, dug the ball 366 out of 439 times and passed the serve 394 out of 441 tries. Leigh Roose also a freshman hit the ball 14 out of 19 tries with two kills, she served 272 times out of 305 tries. Setting, Leigh put up 1,203 assists out of 1240 attempts with 440 for kills. Defensively she dug 146 out of 187 attacks and passed six out of 10 serves offensively. Freshman Katrina Foley attacked 80 out of 106 attempts with 27 kills. She also had 11 solo blocks and 30 assisted. She set the ball up 10 out of 11 tries with one kill set and dug the attack successfully 26 out of 36 tries.

Sports Schedule

Men’s Basketball December 29-30 Perkins Classic Home January 7 Dordt College Home 8 U of Sioux Falls Home 14 Dakota State Away 15 Huron Univ. Away 21 Dakota State Home 22 Mt. Marty Home Women’s Basketball December 30 Northern St. Away January 2 Minot State Home 7 Dordt College Home 8 U of Sioux Falls Home 11 MSU Northern Away 14 Dakota State Away 15 Huron Univ. Away 21 Dakota State Home 22 Mt. Marty Home

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Super Swami predicts College Bowl Championships Aaron Bach Sports Editor

If all the Y2K hype is wrong and the world doesn’t end, the year 2000 will be bringing us some electrifying bowl games. January 1st brings us two big match ups with the Orange and Rose Bowl on the same day. This years Rose Bowl features Big Ten Champion Wisconsin (9-2) coming of an electrifying year behind running back Ron Dayne. His record setting runs were strong enough to earn him the elite Heisman Trophy this year. Expect to see Dayne stomp the Stanford (8-3) defense in this festive game. The interesting part of this game might not be the final score, but how many yards Dayne can stack up for the Badgers. Final score: Wisconsin 34, Stanford 17. After the Rose Bowl, stay tuned to see Michigan (9-2) and Alabama (102) battle it out in the Orange Bowl. Alabama is rolling into Miami after a convincing win as they squashed Florida 34-7 in the SEC Championship. The Tide looked strong in their regular season finale with the help of running back Shaun

Alexander. This match up proves to be a close one, but I give the nod to Alabama. I won’t be rooting for them, but anyone who can embarrass Florida like they did won’t be beat. Final score: Alabama 28, Michigan 24. January 2nd brings us the battle in the desert as the 3rd ranked Huskers (11-1) do battle with Tennessee (9-2) in the Fiesta Bowl. Tempe, Arizona will once again play host to the Big Red Machine who have used this bowl

as stomping ground in the past. The Huskers looked amazing in their last win against a Texas team that beat them earlier in the year. With the win the Huskers came out on top in the Big 12. If it wasn’t for that loss earlier in the year then there would be no doubt that they would be giving Florida State the match up they deserve. This year Tennessee is not as strong as they were the last time they faced the Huskers. If the Vols even want a chance in this

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one, the keyword is turnover. The Huskers have fumbled 49 times in their last 12 games which shows a tremendous weakness. However, after watching the Big 12 Championship, I am almost positive that my Huskers will dominate this game and come out number two in the nation after everything is said and done. Final score: Nebraska 49, Tennessee 16. January 4th brings us the big daddy. This year the Sugar Bowl plays host to the college football championship. Florida State (11-0) and Virginia Tech (11-0) square off in the battle of unbeatens. Virginia Tech was crowned Big East champs this season as they finished with a perfect record for the first time in 81 years. Redshirt Freshman Michael Vick led Virginia Tech this season and was named Big East player of the year. This match up may look close, but it’s not. Just because you’re undefeated doesn’t mean you can hold up to Florida State. The Seminoles are way too tough this year and they will walk away in Florida State fashion: number 1. So you know, bitterness did not affect my perdiction. Final score: Florida St. 42, Virginia Tech 20.

In the Sportlight: Amanda Schelle Sophomore shines early on in basketball season earning All State twice, All Conference four times, and she holds several school records. Sophomore Amanda Schelle, a Assistant Coach Mark Nory said of 5’8” Black Hills State University girls Amanda, “It was best offensive individbasketball point guard ual performance I’ve from Chamberlain, SD is ever seen, next to this issue’s athlete in the Michael Jordan.” Nory sportlight. Amanda, a added with a smile, “I Wellness Management don’t even know if I Major, scored 47 points could have stopped her in the 102-101 victory that night.” over the University of Amanda’s statistics Mary on Dec. 4. show her level of play. Head Coach Kevin She averages 25 points, Dobbs commented on her five rebounds, and three accomplishment, “The assists a game. Coach beauty of her perforDobbs feels the thing mance was not the game that separates Amanda where she scored 47 from most other athpoints. It was the next letes is “she is mentally game against Minot State tough, you don’t have University where she to question whether she Amanda Schelle scored 13 points, which is ready to play or not.” proved to me she was a When asked about team player by getting others the outlook for the rest of season the involved.” golf loving Amanda said, “We have a Amanda is the daughter of Dave very athletically talented team. No one and Teresa Schelle of Chamberlain. person is worse than the other.” She She also has one brother Dustin. further said, “We have a full bench, Amanda was a standout in high school, everyone can play.”

Sydney Magnus Staff Writer

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1999 Men’s League Champion team. Back (l-r): Ryan Olsen, Jon Simpson, Brant Bell, Ashana Baumberger, CJ Gross. Front (l-r): Rob Edwards, BobbyCope, Mike Brick, David Mueller, Bob Prann.

Soccer season ends with a victory games a week September through November. Games were played on the newly developed fields in Rapid City, The Black Hills State University the Sioux Park fields. Most teams have 15 men with 11 League Soccer team ended their season Sunday, Nov. 14, with a victory playing on the field. The BH team over the Rapid City Bandits to become ended with ten men on board. The team consisted of Ryan Olsen, Jon 2nd Division League Champions. Simpson, Brant Bell, An intense game Ashana Baumberger, between BH and the CJ, Rob Edwards, Bandits ended with the e became a Bobby Lope, Mike score of 4-2 in BH’s Brick, David Mueller, favor. Bobby Cope pretty close knit group. and Bob Prann. scored two goals and You learn about other “We became a Rob Edwards and Ryan people and how they pretty close knit Olsen each scored one a play.” group. You learn about piece. The game became heated with a yellow ~Bob Prann other people and how they play,” said Prann, card on Cope for trip“We also found time ping. out who has their pri“It was in interesting game. I didn’t think we were orities straight when it comes time for going to win,” said Freshman Bob practice and the games.” Ryan Olsen, president of the BH Prann. The Rapid City league consists of soccer club, felt the whole season five teams; the Runner’s Shop, went well. “It was a fun time playing soccer National American University, the Bandits, Northern Hills, and BH. All alongside other college students,” said teams are from Rapid City except the Olsen, who is also the representative Northern Hill from Sturgis and BH for BH in the Rapid City league. from Spearfish. Each team plays two Amanda Olson Staff Writer


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Presentation College falls victim to basketball squads Jackets Bash Jamie Olson Staff Writer

The men and women’s Yellow Jacket basketball teams took home victory Saturday, December 11th against the Presentation College Saints at the Young Center. The men walked all over the Saints with a 54 point victory 110-56. “It was great game to finish the semester,” said Mike Kruszynski, the head coach. All 12 men on the Yellow Jacket team scored points, half of them even shooting into the double-digits. Steve Afa took in a career high, contributing 21 points to the walk over. Torey Albert added 20 points to the win, along with Brett Theeler who had 14. Brent Miller and Jim Sumption each brought in 12. Matt Christenson lead the Saints with 13 points followed by Jermaine Long with 11. At half the men were leading the game 58-20. They continued to stay on top and their lead just kept getting larger. “The kids played tremendously hard,” said Kruszynski, “it was a great win.” The win leaves the men with a 4-7 record. The Lady Jackets took the win

over the Saints 84-67. “Everyone played well together, it was great team effort,” said Amanda Schelle, sophomore starter. The Lady Jackets also hauled in double-digits for five of their players. For the women Joyce Pallman netted 15, Schelle and Tracey Winjum each brought home 14, Nikki Jensen dropped in 12 and Darcy Reincke added 10 to the win. Tracey Nedd and Alicia Smith led Presentation with 17 points each. With the disappointment of Friday’s game, Kevin Dobbs opted to start five freshman, instead of his usual five starters. “I wasn’t pleased with the effort we had last night from the veterans,” said Dobbs, women’s Yellow Jacket head coach. “I wanted to see what our freshman would do.” The two teams were tied three different times in the first half, remaining a battle throughout the game. At half time the score was 45-41. The women took their lead and kept it later in the game and pulled in the win with a score of 84-67, leaving the women’s record 5-4 overall. Both teams will return to action in late December. The men’s team will play host to the Perkin’s Classic December 29-30.

BH women fall victim to Mary Marauders Andrea Traupel Staff Writer

The University of Mary skipped past the Lady Yellow Jackets Dec. 10 in the non-conference game at the

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Tracy Winjam puts up a shot against two Mary defenders.

Donald E. Young Center. The Marauder’s, ranked 18th, ran away with a victory of 85-63. “There wasn’t any team effort, and we didn’t play hard overall,” said sophomore point guard, Amanda Schelle. Tracy Winjum knocked down a team high for the Lady Jackets with 20 points. Schelle was also in the double digits with 11. Mary guard Thai Goeke was the leading scorer with 28. “We were lazy on defense, and didn’t play as well as we could of as a team,” said post forward, Nikki Jensen. Mary’s lead grew from 53-45 to 65-49 in a matter of 3-1/2 minutes. With cold shooting and turnovers the Lady Jackets were held back from making a run at the Marauders. “We’re really young and we’re going to have games like this,” said head coach Kevin Dobbs. “It’s part of learning. Hopefully by the end of the season, we’ll have everything figured out. Right now we go day to day. You look like the best team in the country one night, and the next night, you look like the worst team in SDIC.”

14th ranked Beavers 87-75 Cindy Knecht Staff Writer

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Steve Afa splits two defenders for the score. Afa scored a career high 21 points in the game.

The Women’s basketball team is “Riding the confidence high,” as they continue to do well with their schedule. “We have the tightest knit team I’ve ever coached,” said Head Coach Kevin Dobbs. The girls have gotten off to a quick start this year, noted Dobbs. “Quickness is our advantage, we shoot well, and we’re smart, but we need to improve our rebounding,” he said. The Jackets traveled to Minot Monday Dec. 6 and defeated the Beavers 87-75. Black Hills played aggressively with five players making it to double digits. Darcy Reinicke led the team with 21 points and five rebounds. Minot, at the time was ranked 14th in the nation. “We were riding the confidence high,” said Dobbs. “If we can beat a team like them on the road, that tells me we will be very competitive nationally.”

Bomengen leads BH runners in Wisconsin Jeff Williamson Staff Writer

The South Dakota Iowa conference champion Lady Yellow Jackets cross-country team traveled the distance November 20, to their final meet of the year in Kenosha Wisconsin. Black Hills State University competed against 27 teams at Wisconsin Parkside in the 1999 NAIA Women’s National cross-country meet. “Compared to the Spearfish course it was a walk in the park.” BHSU runner Monica Headlee said. “With it was strong competition, there were no worries about finding a pack to run with.” A total of 234 women from Colleges and Universities competed in the national meet. The first place team, Malone College in Ohio ran away with the victory. Their first five placed in the top twenty-five and scored a team total of 77 points. Capturing the individual title from Simon Fraser University BC was Melissa Clement with a time of 17:39. She led her team to a fourth place finish over all. Individuals placing it the top thirty receive recognition as All American. Placing 21 with a time of 18:28 and receiving recognition as an All American athlete runner for the second year back to back was BHSU runner Lisa Bomengen. Bomengen led the BHSU runners to a team placing of 16 at the National meet. “It was absolutely wonderful to bring this team to Nationals.” BHSU

runner Mary Kate Gulfoyle said, “Lisa does a great job at proving what it takes to be an All American.” The BHSU Yellow Jackets team was made up of seven runners. First to cross the line was Lisa Bomengen. Monica Headlee crossed next placing 66 with a time of 19:15. Jessie Palczewski third placed 112 with 19:46. Elise Pfefferle was seconds behind fellow teammate, placing 126 with a time of 19:56. Mary Kate Guilfoyle also seconds behind fellow green and yellow placed 130 with 20:04. Penny Hendrickson brought in a finish of 192 with 21:26 and Nikki Underwoood finished off the reign of the yellow jackets in a placing of 214 with a time of 22:37. “It was alot of fun and I ran my best race of the year running sub 20 minutes.” said BHSU runner Elese Pfefferele. Two other SDIC conference runners qualified at the Conference Championship meet and competed as individuals in the National meet. BHSU rivals, University of Sioux Falls runner Hilary Scott came in 71 with a time of 19:19. Kerri Hamer of Dakota State University from Madison, SD ran a time of 19:34 bringing an individual finish of 93. “BHSU cross country has a tremendous group of women.” Coach Scott Walkenshaw said, “They were able to stay focused the whole year. They really came around as a team. Lisa, Mary Kate and Monica provided tremendous leadership skills which I think are very important in a truly good team.”


A new millenium of Jacket basketball starts Jan 7th as the confrence season begins against Dordt photos by Alan Carroll

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