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Increase Passes Students overwhelmingly vote in favor of increase 270 to 165 Amber Lingen and Justin Varland Assistant Editor and Editor in Chief
The student body of Black Hills State University has passed a proposal to raise the General Activities Fee(GAF) . The voting took place February 23-24. The numbers were tallied and 439 students expressed their opinions: 270-voted for, 165-against, four ballets were spoiled. On March 24, the proposal will go to The Board of Regents for their approval. If the Board of Regents says yes to the proposal, the committee will sit down in April to decide what to do with the increase. This process began with the GAF committee forming. The Student Senate President, currently Dave Steele, picked four other students or senators to sit on the board. Four faculty members are also a part of the committee. The only requirement set for a person to participate, is they must be enrolled students at BHSU. The other four members are a part of the administration. The faculty members were Judith Haislet, Tom Anderson, Betsy Silva, and Gary Meek. The students in attendance were Dave Steele, Angie Rommereim, Mitch Adams, Scott Biggin, and Ellery Grey. Jane Klug was also in attendance as a non-voting advisor. Student Senate President, David Steele, commented, “I chose student senator’s because they are elected officials, and that means people on campus have elect-
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The quality of a uni versity is measured more by the kind of student it turns out than the kind it takes in.
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Cody Swartz, of South Dakota, earns big points as he completes a succesful board grab in the 14-15 age division. The USASA slopestyle was once again a succesful event held at Terry Peak on February 27.
Charges filed against BH professor in computer theft Justin Varland Editor in Chief
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accels past opponents in Dakota Championships. -Sports page 13
Derrick R. Lavoie, an assosciate professor of science education at Black Hills State University has been indicted on alternative charges of grand theft, and grand theft by embezzlement. Lavoie made his initial court appearance Tuesday February 24, before Judge Rod Oswald. He turned himself over to authorities in Lawrence County on February 23 and is now scheduled for arraignment on March 16. Released on $10,000 bond, Lavoie was charged with stealing more than $2,800 in electronic equipment. He was allegedly in possesion of two computers, a video camera, a scanner and other equipment. State’s Attorney Terri Williams was contacted by attourney Dorothy Dygas of Belle Fourch, who is representing Lavoie’s estranged wife, Carol, in divorce proceedings. After investigation, Lawrence County officials obtained a search warrant and investigated Lavoie’s new home in Belle Fourche on Jan. 24.
The investigators discovered a computer unit with all serial numbers stripped from it. Further investigation disclosed the computer in question matched the description of a computer that was reported missing from BH. The computer was reportedly shipped to Black Hills State University in May of 1997 and was soon lost. The University reportedly has suspected Lavoie for the loss of the items for some time. BHSU policy prohibits personnel from taking university property off of the campus under any circumstances. According to a file of BHSU support services Director Jerry Swartz the computer found in Lavoie’s living quarters appears to be identical to the one missing from BHSU, even though the serial numbers had been removed. Black Hills State University media relations director John Buxton would not comment on the status of Lavoie’s employment with BHSU. Lavoie’s Web site Wednesday still listed him as an employee of BHSU. If Lavoie is convicted of grand theft he may face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
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Brave New Workshop Come join us at the Brave New Workshop on March 13, 2000. Workshop will run from 3-5 p.m. in the Mulit-Purpose Room. Sponsored by the UP Team.
Saint Patrick’s Day Party Saint Patrick’s Day party will be held in the Student Union Marketplace on March 14, 2000. This event is open to the public and will run from 6-8 p.m. Party is sponsored by AAMR. Come and check out all the excitement.
Rising Junior Exam Study Group There will be a Rising Junior Exam Study Group assembling in the Student Union Multi-Purpose Room #4 on March 15. If you are taking this exam it is suggested that you attend this event. The study group session will run from 12-1 p.m.
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There will be a public summer job fair on March 16, 2000. This event will be held in the Muti-Purpose Room from 11-3 p.m. This event is put on by the Student Employment Office. Stop in and look and all the opportunities.
March 2, 2000
Around the World
The Council of MoscowEurope’s human rights commission headed to rebel Chechnya on Monday to investigate assertions of Russian abuses during the four month military crackdown. But human rights groups say a brief visit would yield few concrete results after the Kremlin ordered several areas under investigation to be cleaned up. Washington- The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether public hospitals can test pregnant patients for drug use and tell police who tested positive. Opponents of the policy instituted by a South Carolina hospital says it women’s Fourth violates Amendment protection against unreasonable searches. Chicago- At times, he sounded as much like a Baptist preacher as a Muslim, calling for stronger families and prayer in school. There also were shades of the old Louis Farrakhan, one who said he believes the U.S. society “is set up on the principle of white supremacy.” But the Nation of Islam leader spent most of his time Sunday at the annual Saviour’s Day speech reaffirming his pledge to reconcile the breakaway movement with orthodox U.S. Muslims, a move aimed at healing one of America’s most contentious rivalries. Washington - A top Pentagon official on Monday defended the military’s decision to give U.S. forces in Bosnia potentially defective suits designed to protect soldiers from chemical or biological weapons, stressing that “at no time did we ever put our military forces in jeopardy.” At a hastily arranged news conference responding to a weekend report about the suits, Army Lt. Gen. Tom Glisson said, “I’m confident the testing we did and the one we issued were good.” Dallas/Ft. Worth- A disoriented woman trapped in a wrecked car with her 7- week- old baby was rescued Monday after she directed emergency crews to her location by listening for the sound of sirens on her cell phone. Authorities said 30-year old Katherine Stafford called 911 on her cell phone after she lost control of her car and flipped into a creek about 1:15 am. “She knew she was under a bridge and she knew that she was by a creek because some water was seeping into her car,” said Ed Spencer, spokesman for Dallas County Sheriff’s Department. An emergency dispatcher asked her to say when she heard the noise as state and local police drove up and down the interstate with sirens blaring. A Department of Public Safety trooper finally located the 1999 Acura, and Stafford was airlifted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where she was listed in serious condition. News briefs courtesy of MSN.com
Possible robbery suspects in custody Tara Begger Staff Writer
The Rapid City Police Department is currently holding four suspects in custody for break- ins that occurred in the Rapid City area. This happened just two days after cars were similarly broken into on the Black Hills State University campus. “There were 20-some cars broken into in Rapid City,” said Spearfish police officer Keith Smith. “But there is no concrete evidence linking them to what happened here.” The crime spree that took place on the BH campus on December 13 included 21 cars that were located in the Young Center, Heidipriem, and Thomas
residence halls parking lots. “All of the windows were broken out and car stereos and things like that were taken,” said Officer Smith about the break-ins in Rapid City. This is the same technique the burglars at BH used when they targeted cars with tinted windows and stole everything from CD’s to ski equipment. “The Rapid City Police are collecting evidence to see if they are our burglars,” said BHSU Senior Security Myron Sullivan. Upon hearing all of the reports about break-ins, the BHSU Student Senate decided to look into having security cameras installed on campus. “Art Jones and Tom Anderson had a
consultant come in with a demonstration of camera’s that are available,” said Monty Robinson. “But it was decided that they were too expensive and not good enough.” According to Robinson, the Student Senate passed a resolution for the cameras to be put in, but there are still issues that have to be worked out like finding the best system and the money needed to purchase it. “We are still looking at different measures for securing the lots,” said Robinson. According to Officer Smith, the consequences each suspect is facing for car burglary is, “for each car they broke into, it is a class 4 felony and a $20,000 fine.”
U.S. can prosecute Native Americans second time Bob Egelko AP writerr
A Native American who commits a crime on another tribe’s land and is convicted in tribal court can be prosecuted again, in federal court, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday. In a case from northeastern Arizona, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the multiple convictions do not violate the Constitution’s ban on double jeopardy- being prosecuted twice for the
same crime. A Native American tribe and the Federal Government are separate Sovereignties,and can file seperate charges for the same conduct, in the same way that someone canbe charged in both state and federal court for the same acts, the court said. Tribes can prosecute Native Americans from any tribe for crimes committed on their land. They cannot prosecute non-Native Americans. Allowing a separate federal prosecution is important because the
maximum sentance in tribal court is a year in jail, said Cathy Colbert, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Phoenix. She said tribes have customarily referred serious cases to federal authorities for further prosecution after tribal court sentences. The legality of that procedure was well established in cases of Native Americans prosecuted by their own tribes, but it was challenged in Monday’s case of a Native American prosecuted by another tribe.
The 3 p’s for job fairs: preparation, positive attitude, and persistence find out about the company itself and about career opportunities Judy Larson other than just the current openCareer Services ings. Fairs give the opportunity to make an impression without being screened first! You will be able to ask questions relating to what would be expected of you Making a job fair work as an employee, management styles, s u c c e s s f u l l y company mission and its future plans. Equally important is the follow-up for you takes the fair. time, planning after and yes, some A letter or note soon afterwards may effort. Job fairs, as mentioned in past well enhance the meeting you had with columns and class presentations, are an an employer. This correspondence indiexcellent way to meet a number of cates a strong continued interest and employers under one roof. Last week the serves as a reminder of you and your SD BIG (Business-Industry- visit. Hires are often made from this simGovernment) Fair hosted over 165 ple action - even months later. employers from both in-state and out of “Attending A Job Fair” tip sheets are state and 1,546 candidates from post-sec- available in the Career Services office. Upcoming job fairs include: Black ondary institutions. Preparation prior to attending a fair is Hills Regional Job Fair on March 23 and a MUST. Researching companies in the SD Teacher Job Fair on April 18. advance will make you a stronger candi- Employer lists for these fairs will be date in the eyes of a prospective employ- available in the near future. CAREER HAPPENINGS! er. You will be able to “talk” to the company meaningfully. Fairs allow you to The following campus visits have been
scheduled through Career Services. Check bulletin board posters or the office for more details. March 2 - Bentonite Performance Minerals, Halliburton Co. - management opportunities, Steve Gray, BHSU grad is the representative. March 22 - Martin and Associates, a telecommunications company seeks software support,software development, network/hardware personnel among other positions. March 22 - School Superintendents from mid state will visit with interested teacher candidates. March 28 - Waddell and Reed offers information on financial planning opportunities. April 7 - National Archives, Denver, careers explained by BHSU grad Eric Bittner. Some other positions available currently are assistant manager for Payless Shoes; bookkeeper at PhilTown; accountant at Symcom and marketing/communication team member with United Way. Many times when companies call, faculty are notified with the openings, too. Be sure to expand your
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Campus apartments to offer “Suite” living ments will be used to their full potent i a l . That will encourage more students to Black Hills State University will live on campus. “It is a good alternative to living in have a new option for students living on campus for the upcoming fall the residence halls.” Freshman Scott semester. BH seems more than willing Roberts said. There are currently a total of 63 to follow the contemporary apartments up for college housing trend of Suite rent and with 16 Style Living. Mike Isaacson, Director of Residence Life t’s another good reserved for family explained, “It’s another good option for students liv- l i v i n g . The remaining option for students living on ing on campus. apartments will be campus. Students now have open to anyone the option of Suite Style ~Mike Isaacson interested who fits Living, which is the predomiDirector of Residence the requirements. To nant trend in contemporary Life meet the requirecollege housing.” ments, a student Due to the drop in families living in the campus apartments and must be at least 19 years of age and be the demand for single living, the enrolled in at least six credit hours. Except with the bonus of a little Residence Life office has decided to open the apartments to a wider variety more privacy, the Suites will be manof students. With no plans to build any aged exactly like the residence halls new buildings soon, the campus apart- with the same rules and regulations.
Domico Rodriquez Staff Writer
All Suites contain a single occu- peted bedrooms, air-conditioner, stove pancy bedroom, a double occupancy and refrigerator, Suites are unfurbedroom, and a private kitchen, bath nished. Except for telephone installaand living room. The costs per person tion and charges, all utilities are paid. are expected to run slightly higher than With two Resident Assistants on living in one of the residence halls with hand to provide any assistance, the the rate of a single occupancy room in same dormitory programming and a residence hall set at $1,011 and a sin- community activities will be available gle Suite bedroom at to Suite residents. $1,074. The cost per Suites will be available person to live in a douon a first come, first serve m excited about ble occupancy dorm the opportunity that basis during the first week room is currently $762 Suite Style living pro- of April at “room draw.” per person each semesThe “room draw” program ter and the rate per per- vides for on-campus is designed to give returnson for a double occu- students.” ing on-campus students a pancy Suite bedroom choice where they want to ~Jade Harney live for the following year. will be $805 per semester. Jade Harney, Apartment Instead of paying a monthly rent, Director and Area Coordinator added, Suite charges go on the bill with tuition “I’m excited about the opportunity that and fees, and can be paid all at once. A Suite Style Living provides for onmeal plan is not required for those liv- campus students.” ing in a Suite, but one can be purchased Keep your eyes open for more if desired. Except for beds in the car- information on “room draw” day.
Registration for Fall semester 2000 to be easier, less painful Domico Rodriquez Staff Writer
This semester, Steve Ochsner and the computer center are trying to remove some of the hassles of pre-registration. Summer and fall pre-registration may be accomplished in a whole new way. Rather than standing in line and waiting, students may be able to register over the phone. With the help of the computer center, students will be able to avoid the long lines at pre-registration by simply picking up a phone. How this is going
to be done is still being worked out, but the system will be up and running for summer and fall registration. Priority will be given to upperclassman to phone in class requests because they are more familiar with the registration process. For those who think this is going to be a worry-free process, think again. Of course there will be the usual closed list of full or dropped classes which students will need to work around, but the new system will definitely cut down the time spent waiting in line. This new system
should be more accurate and easy to update for dropping and adding classes. A backup system will be used just in case there is a glitch in the new system, but students need not worry. Incoming freshman will still have to stand in line, but for those who have been here a few years, this is a great relief. Junior Jeff Kippley said I have been going through those lines for three years and I’m glad they are trying to make it easier, at least cut down the amount of time in the lines.” Dr Judith Haislett, Vice President of Student Services said, “Telephone
pre registration should be a convenience for students, it will allow them to focus on going to class instead of going to registration.” If a student only has time at one o’clock in the morning to register he/she can do so with this new system. Students will still need to see an advisor in order to complete the registration process and to be advised on future semesters, but students can definitely prepare to take a step into the new age of registration. The process is detailed in flyers which will be available when it becomes time to register.
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Happily Ever After... Sort of Jessica Cynkar Staff Writer
“Cows white as milk, capes red as blood, slippers pure as gold, and hair yellow as corn,” the four magical ingredients that join four of the world’s favorite fairy tales on a wondrous journey “Into The Woods.” As the lights went down in the “woods,” more commonly known as the Woodburn Auditorium, Cinderella, Jack, his mother, and the Baker and his wife began to unravel a new twist on the fairy tale classics. Under the direction of
BHSU theatre professor, Al Sandau, a cast and crew of 35 students tackled Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece that explores what happens on the way to and after happily ever after. “‘Into The Woods’ is one of my favorite productions,” said Julie Schaller who played Little Red Riding Hood. “I love musicals, so, this was an amazing experience.” In search of four items necessary to break a witches’ curse that would cause them never to bear children, the baker and his wife set off into the woods. Along the way they meet Cinderella who
is running from her prince, Little Red Riding Hood on her way to Granny’s house and Jack on his way to sell his cow. So begins a tale that has changed the way we look at fairy tales forever. “‘Into the Woods’ shows that there are consequences for our decisions, and those consequences are not always intended.”said Sandau. Krska-Hanson said, “I’ve always been a part of the choreography for the productions, but never actually been in a play. It was great to get a chance to act in the production instead of watching it from the outside.”
After six long weeks of practice, weekends spent painting or pounding nails, and endless hours of singing and dancing, the cast was ready to sing their hearts out. All the work paid off as the curtain closed on another very successful performance by the BHSU theatre department. “When we started this production, it was hard and stressful, but as time went on the practices were more fun,” said Delorise Davis who played the Baker’s wife. “The final product just goes to show how hard we’ve worked and what can come of time and effort.”
KNBN swells with graduates from BHSU Anya Olverson Staff Writer
During a visit to the KNBN television station in Rapid City, you may think you were in Spearfish at Black Hills State University. In the past two years, KBHU and BHTV students and alumni have filled the roster at KNBN, the local NBC affiliate, proving that hands-on experience is a big help when starting a career. From the experience and education gained at the mass communication department at BHSU, twelve students have attained positions at KNBN. It all started over two years ago when Corey Weisland got a job as a director at KNBN, and from there, the job placements snowballed. Next, ‘99 grad, Tori Thorpe, started an internship in production. Now, reaping the benefits of a hands-on experience at the BHSU mass communication department, twelve are employed at KNBN.
Four current BH students work parttime production at the TV station, and credit the BH’s mass communication department to their success. “KBHU and BHTV gave me the confidence to get this job,” said KBHU and KNBN production employee, Jamie Olson, “and the understanding I have acquired, helped me get a head-start.” Olson runs audio in the production control room for newscasts. Other production employees that attend BHSU are: Jared Eben runs studio camera, Jim Martin runs field camera, and Anya Olverson runs camera. Four full-time employees are recent graduates of BHSU including, Tori Thorpe, Frank Robbins, Tracy Mailloux, and Sara Karinen. Thorpe directs the morning show, first edition, and the six and ten o’clock news. Robbins runs audio in the production control room. Mailloux assembles commercials and production spots, and Karinen
Win a $20 gift certificate Just Guess the Professor This semester the BHSU Today Newspaper has started a new contest called Guess the Professor. Each issue will contain a short story submitted by a professor that teaches at Black Hills State University. The story will contain information about the professor’ s childhood. The first reader that can e-mail the correct identity of the professor to TodayNewspaper@savoy.bhsu.edu will be awarded a gift certificate from the Spearfish Perkins Family Resturaunt. When I was young, I used to rebel in quiet ways. In the first grade, I must have had a passiveaggressive relationship with food. I remember never finishing my lunch and then stuffing the leftovers in my desk—where I thought gremlins would eat it, I guess. This went on for quite some time. There must have been a smell after a while, but I don’t remember it. One day my teacher made me clean out my desk, and it was quite a project. She then made sure my desk was always clean and neat and that my lunch either went in my stomach
or in the trash! I recently asked my mom what my motivation for this may have been, but she wasn’t sure. She said that maybe I was anxious to get out and play, but that doesn’t sound like me. I had school lunch in the second grade and hardly ever got out to recess because I never wanted to finish my lunch. The lunch lady made me sit there until it was all gone. I remember a particular conflict with her over an egg-salad sandwich. It was awful, and I insisted that I could not eat it. She accused me of being melodramatic and said I should become an actress. Instead I became a teacher (not too different) and an excellent cook.
designs KNBN’s website, which can be found at http://www.newscenter1.com. Many graduates credit KBHU and BHTV for their achievements. “My experience at KBHU gave me the desire to work in the broadcasting industry, and helped me get ahead when it came to learning new advances on the job,” says Thorpe who was general manager for KBHU from 1997 to 1998. Three BHSU graduates work in the newsroom at KNBN, including Fran Wagner, Janel Lyngstad and Justin Wickersham. Wagner is a full-time reporter/weekend weather person, and has KBHU and BHTV to thank for her career. Wagner was KBHU’s general manager for the 1998-1999 school year and the co-manager for BHTV. “Just being involved in KBHU and BHTV, gave me so much confidence. The knowledge and experience I gained is
invaluable,” Wagner said. “I have Dave Diamond and BHSU to thank for my achievements.” Lyngstad, a ‘99 graduate, produces the ten o’clock news and is a full-time reporter. Justin Wickersham, a ‘98 graduate, is a full time news photographer. Another former BHSU student, Jessica Yahne, works fulltime in traffic at KNBN. Mass Communication Professor Dave Diamond is proud of the students he has mentored over the past five years. Diamond says, “We’ve had an exceptional flow of quality students over the past five years-the kind of people to get things done and have follow through.” Other recent BHSU graduates in local media are: Christa Irvin, reporter for FOX 7 News; Jenn Pope, assignment editor at KOTA TV; “Mad Max,” afternoon DJ at KSKY Radio, and Aaron O’Neill, KZCountry program director.
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theater, sports, television, Intramurals, any campus orgaDAVID S TEELE nization, or just merely listens to the college radio station Student Body President KBHU; this money will make all of these student orgiinations and activities better. Due to the increase of Thanks to all of you who funds available to campus organizavoted in the tions, the Senate is examining the currecent GAF rent allocation guidelines and r e f e r e n d u m . attempting to redraft guideslines more Due to an apt at providing equality and jurispruoverwhelming majority vote of those dence in matters of GAF funding. If who voted, pending Board of Regents new guidelines are indeed adopted, approval, Student organizations will Student Organizations will gain see significant increases in funding greater freedom in the use and applinext year. It is my firm belief that this cation of their funding. The Senate is currently evaluating increase in monetary allocation to our various student groups will greatly purchasing a server for greater and enhance student life at Black Hills accurate connections to campus State University. This recent approval Internet. If purchased, this server will of the aforementioned referendum, allow off-campus students to access disavows the somewhat misconcep- Internet services without receiving a tion that students are not willing to busy signal. As many of you are pay more for better services. BHSU aware, currently connecting to the has taken the first step in providing Internet from off-campus is a major students access to wonderful pro- hassle. We are currently attempting to grams, activities, and community rectify this situation and will hopefulinvolvement. We will all see the bene- ly will have done so by next fall. I hope all of you experience a fits of this increase. Every student will see his/her GAF dollars at work wonderful Spring Break. May it be next year. Whether one is active in safe, sunny, and stress free.
BHSU Alumni express concern over poor student representation at SHED February 9, 2000 Dear Editor: The South Dakota Student Federation recently held its annual Students for Higher Education Days during the legislative session in Pierre. The event was designed to promote the public higher education system in South Dakota, give students a firsthand look at the legislative process and allow them the opportunity to make a difference and affect change in policy regarding higher education. Due to the split from the Federation by Black Hills State
University, BUSH was not represented in Pierre. As alumni of BH, we are very disappointed that the Student Association administration does not feel they need to involve themselves in the policy debates concerning higher education. To represent Black Hills State and to work in the best interest of the students was the pledge those elected officials made and they have failed in their duties. There have been several issues that have arisen in the legislative session that would not only effected your education now, but would effect those entering the education field. Where is Black Hills State student’s representation in these mat-
ters? The elected officials at BUSH were not on the front lines defending your best interest. They have not been here. They have not adequately represented you to the legislature or the Board of Regents and because of this, Black Hills State has lost its voice in the important policy debates. The current SA administration feels that they don’t need to be involved in these discussions because they can’t see instant results. There are few things in life that offer instant results, but that does not mean they are not important. We may all joke that nothing gets done during the legislative session, but the truth of the matter
is that decisions concerning your education are made every day with out your input. These are decisions that you could influence if you had someone here to argue on your behalf, but because of petty disagreements, you are losing out. It is no longer okay to just sit back and let your opinions go unheard. It is time that the SA administration live up to the oath they took and represent you so that decisions on your education aren’t made without your say in the matter. Sincerely, Max Wetz and Mark Proctor
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.
It?s not the size of your tower it?s how you use it.. Buzz Line
Wh a t d o y o u t h i n k
“I voted yes because I think it is good for orginizatioins to get more money. It strengthens orginizations on campus.”
Why did you vote yes or no on the GAF increase? Trevor Bryan
“I voted because it is not just a privilege but a responsibility for students to vote on issues concerning them. But Iam not telling you how I voted.”
“I voted no because I thinnk if the orginazations need money they should raise their own funds.”
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Education Price Index ed them to be their voice. I think that it (HEPI) to guide them in is only right that people who have been what kind of increase elected to be the voice should decide they will have. The HEPI where their money goes.” GAF sent out questionnaires depict- showed a 3.5% increase for this year which alloing five questions for each student organization to answer. These questions were cated for items such as inflation. A student can formed by the committee. Each organiexpect to pay that every zation had an opportunity to submit this year. Allocations were form, before the third of February, for a made on the HEPI. Then request of increase or to maintain their the vote on an additional current budget allowance. The commit3.5% tee had the weekend to increase personally review each went to a application before hearspoke very student body ing the organizations about BHTV highly vote, making submit their proposals before them at their first last year, they had alot the raise a of kids involved and total of 7% meeting. were working off of which was The questions for passed. the application were: 1. band-aids, duct-tape, “I was What are your budgeted and chewing gum. I pleased with priorities for the GAF just don’t know if we the vote. It monies you are request- should devote this shows that ing? 2. How did GAF much money to them the BHSU funding enrich your all in one year.” students budget last year? What aren’t afraid did you use the funds ~Tom Anderson to pay more for? 3. Do you have any to get more. carry forward GAF BH, out of all the univermonies from previous years? 4. If you sities in the general sysare asking for an increase, why is this vital to your operation? 5. Are there any tem, has had the history special budget considerations we should of the lowest GAF increases in any school. be aware of in our review? That does two things, The GAF meeting’s were a two part one we have kept educaseries held on February 14 and 15. Four faculty members and five students met to tion at an affordable price for many years, but discuss the future of GAF funding and on the other side of that how the General Activity Fees would be our student organizations have a lot less spent for the 2000-2001 fiscal year. money than do other schools, that hamThey usually use the Higher
pers what they can do. So hopefully if an additional 7% on top of the 3.5% the board grants us this request and automatic increase, supported by HEPI, allows us to get this increase, student making it an increase of 10.5%. Which organizations on campus will be able to was completely wrong. provide students with better programs, “If those people would just sit down which is an important part of college,” and talk with a member of the GAF said Steele. committee, then they (misguided stuOpposition to the dents) would see that the increase in GAF funding documents and facts would was adherent to all the maybe lead you to see the HTV current- facts in a different way,” students on campus. ly looks like my grand- said Steele. Signs were posted all over the campus grounds mother taped it! I am On February 14 and 15 suggesting to vote no, four faculty members and impressed with what which was backed up by five students met to discuss they have but it’s no the Students For A the future of GAF funding secret that they need Popular Democracy. The new equipment.” and how the General yes sign’s were placed by Activity Fees would be the Student Senate on the spent for the 2000-2001 fis~Angela Rommereim cal year. The first item of grounds to remind you in their favor. A lot of stubusiness was to look over dents didn’t know exactthe proposals and decide on ly what they were voting for. which organizations were most deservMisconceptions were being thrown ing of increases. around in the air. The biggest miscon“Several organizations asked for ception was that the increase would be increases in funding this year, making it
Page 9 of $7,500, against recmoney was phased in over the next few ommendations by Mrs. years they would be able to get by. “If Silva. “There is no orga- we were to give half this year, and half nization on campus that next year, we would be able to reserve gets more money from the budget for student organizations this off-campus sources than year,” said Anderson. athletics,” said Steele. The panel discussed the need for “There is no way that I equipment that was not as out of date can be persuaded to give and the possibility of BHTV being able athletics any more to do live broadcasts of games on a reguincrease than the lar basis. “BHTV currently looks like $7,500.” Tom Anderson my grandmother taped it!” said Angela added that there were Rommereim “I am impressed with what several boosters that did the students do with what they have, but provide subit’s no secret that they stantial donaneed new equipment.” tions to ath“I spoke very his commitee highly about BHTV letic scholarcan very easily give ships. last year,” said Mr. The next BHTV the full Anderson, “they had a item of dislot of kids involved and $30,000 so that we cussion was were working off of know they’re up to the $29,000 band-aids, duct-tape, date and they’re increase that and chewing gum. I upgraded for the was being just don’t know if we next eight or nine asked for by should devote this years, it’s like paying much money all in one BHTV. off a credit card, if “This year.” you have the money, committee Mr. Steele then can very eas- you better pay it off commented that, “It’s because there is no ily give like paying off a credit gaurantee that the BHTV the card, if you have the full $30,000 money, you better pay money will be there so that we it off because there is next time. know they’re ~Dave Steele no guarantee that the up to date money will be there and they’re next time.” upgraded for the next After all this deliberation and public eight or nine years,” said vote, the final decision is now in the Steele, “all their equiphands of the Board of Regents. If the ment is necessary for board votes yes to the increase, the comtheir success.” mittee will sit down in April to decide Mr. Anderson what to do with the increase. If the rebutted Mr. Steele’s board votes no, then the allocation is report by stating that in BHTV’s oral already done. presentation, they stated that if the
difficult to choose who was most deserv- to the Student Union Operations budget. ing.” said student senate president Dave Rec Sports would suffer a $3,000 budget Steele. cut, and student projects would no Mr. Steele, along with Ellery Grey, longer be funded $1,000. Child Care, the came prepared with a proposed budget Pow Wow, Yellow Jacket Stampede, for the 2000-2001 GAF Student Senate, Swarm and presented the inforDays, UP Team, and mation as follows: BHTV KBHU would not receive would receive a $24,000 increases. The two men here is no dollar increase. Music, then opened the floor for organization on camthough they did not ask discussion. pus that gets more for an increase would The first of many hot money from off camreceive an additional topics discussed was the pus sources than ath$1,000. Theatre’s budget issue of funding Athletics letics. There is no way through GAF. The athletic would increase by $500. that I can be persuad- department asked for a Forensics would increase by $1000. Athletics would ed to give athletics any $27,700 increase bringing be increased by $7,500 more increase than the their total allotment to bringing their total to $197,700. Mr. Steele and $7,500.” $177,500. Mr. Steele and Mr. Grey’s proposal only Mr. Grey also proposed a ~Dave Steele allotted them an increase $8,000 increase to of $7,500. Student Organizations, a After much discussion $1,000 increase to the Ruddell gallery, between Dave Steele and Betsy Silva, $3,000 increase for the Today both of whom had excellent points, the Newspaper, and finally a $5,000 increase temporary amount was set at an increase
March 2, 2000
He said, She said: Scream 3 Noah Franklin Staff Writer
N e v e Campbell returns to the silver screen as the hunted heroine Sidney Prescott in the final Scream movie, Scream 3. She is joined by returning actors Cox, Courtney David Arquette, Patrick and Dempsey. Director Wes Craven, the supposed ‘master of horror’, takes another hack at a scary movie. Overall the movie’s plot is bordering cliche, with a few new ideas on the old slasher theme. In my opinion the movie fell far from the goal of scary. In other words, it was just plain stupid. Sidney gets some help from self-centered reporter Gail Weathers, ex-small-town cop, Officer Dewy and, with a bit of modern technology, a film geek from beyond the grave. The setting for the movie is Hollywood, where they are filming the movie “Stab 3”. Everything is just fine and dandy until cast members start dropping dead left and right. Then the media gets involved and production of the movie is halted, yet the murder spree continues following the script. In the mean time, Sidney has locked herself away from the rest of the world to protect herself. Because, as she says in the movie, “Psychos can’t kill what they can’t
find.” As per the prior two movies, there are rules on how the next sequel will go. Conveniently, the rules are delivered again by the movie geek, Randy Meeks, played by actor Jamie Kennedy, with a little help of modern technology. Yet the information is not altogether pleasant, apparently it is not just the sequel to the scream movies, it is the final chapter in a trilogy. So by the rules, ‘all bets are off,’ and everything is up to change. To be honest I have taken naps that were scarier than this movie. A person with two brain cells to rub together could see almost where, when and how the killer was going to strike. But, I will admit that there were a couple of unique kills made during this film. This film lacked any creative thought. They used scary movie standard operation procedures like having a person hearing a noise and going to investigate in a dark room even though five or six of their buddies have already been turned into the most recent occupants at the local morgue. I suggest that you save your money and rent it. If you are a big scary movie fan, then it might be worth the extra few bucks to go see it on the big screen. For the rest of us it might just be better to wait until Halloween or Friday the 13th and rent a few scary movies and make an evening of it. All in all, Scream 3 lacked the thrill or the fear of other scary movies that I have seen in the past. For all the hype of the advertising campaign put into this latest Scream movie, it fell way short of this viewer’s expectations.
Sydney Magnus Staff Writer
" H e l l o Sydney," (in a creepy, warped voice). Boy am I tired of hearing this, but the similarity in our names is rather cool. "Scream 3" is a Hollywood nightmare with comic relief. It's enough to make your milk curdle and give you a funny milk mustache at the same time. As the filmmakers promise this is the last of the"Scream" movie series, we return once again to the trials and tribulations of Sidney Prescott (the steadfast Neve Campbell) and the people who have the great misfortune of being associated with her in any way. With Sid in hiding, the unstoppable masked killer starts bumping off the cast of "Stab 3," based on the Woodsboro murders of the first "Scream." And like moths to a bug light, the survivors of the "real life" Woodsboro tragedies return for more action. Once the whole cast is assembled, the masked murderer starts making his habitual creepy cell phone calls, it's "Scream" business as usual. The sly Hollywood in-jokes and pop-culture references start to commence and people
start dropping like flies. The "Scream" films are fun because of the little jokes along the way. Personally, I laughed more than I screamed. Director Wes Craven has some fine moments. His composition and camera work are exceptional, particularly in a haunting shot where Sidney emerges from a hallway and the camera slowly pulls away as she finds herself recreating a scene straight out of her own personal nightmares. Throughout the film, Craven uses lights and darks masterfully, and his use of music to heighten the tension is far more effective than most films of this genre. If you are the sort of person who likes mayhem with your Milk Duds and popcorn, you will love "Scream 3." There are thrills and chills galore, not to mention a surprise ending that actually makes a certain amount of sense. The stabbing sound effects are amazing. Many melons sacrificed their lives for the good of this movie, and their efforts were not wasted. Trilogy films, we are told, often involve a "No rules apply" theme. "Scream 3" is not a rule-buster. The killer still stalks his/her prey by cellular phone, the potential victims still do mindnumbingly stupid things. If you had a dime for every time someone walked into a dark empty room calling, "Hello, hello," you could afford to buy a Coke, and in the end, almost everyone gets slaughtered. And if that's good enough for you, welcome to "Scream 3." The nightmare is all yours.
Stroke 9: I stroked it BH Bowlers take and gave it a nine on ACUI Tourney Ryan Heinis Staff Writer
Stroke 9 is the kind of band that you wouldn’t think you’d like. Sure they have the number one hit in the alternative nation, but they’re just another one-hit-wonder band, right? Well, their latest effort at an album, “Nasty Little Thoughts,” has great promise. Stroke 9 is a new band in the market from San Francisco, CA, whose career thus far has followed the indie-rock work ethic to the letter. They formed in high school, released two albums themselves, booked their own national tour, and eventually made enough money to get signed. “Nasty Little Thoughts”, is loaded with 3-to-4 minute harmony-loaded, pop-rock songs which are so addictive that stardom seems like a foregone conclusion. The group is a tight and powerful rock band, but wisely never lets anything get in the way of their melodies. To be compared to another group, I would have to call them a more organized Semi-Sonic with the fun of Blink 182. The first single off the album is “Little Black Backpack.” It’s already been a huge hit as it hit number one on alternative radio stations across the nation. “Little Black Backpack” has one chorus that just sticks in your head all day....even if you don’t like the song. It’s a song based on relationships, as is most of the songs on Nasty Little Thoughts. Although “Little Black Backpack” is officially the only song released at this time, look for at least 3 or 4 more singles to come from it. The lyrics to Stroke 9’s music are normally fast paced and almost spoken more than sang. The flow of the lyrics is
absolutely great. I haven’t seen a band pull off this good of flow since Green Day’s Dookie album. The lyrics are mainly about relationships, but they do range. One song, “Tail of the Sun,” gives the idea that life is too short to mess around, just get done what needs to get done and have fun. Lead singer, Luke Esterkyn, has a very wide range of singing, including great falsettos in “Little Black Backpack.” One down side of Stroke 9 is the lack of complexity. Although their music is very catchy and well written, it lacks experience. By listening, you can tell that they are still very young and have a lot more to achieve. A good example of this is the lack of guitar solos. Guitarist John McDermott, along with Esterkyn, are great players but lack the knowledge of when and where to put certain bits. Nasty Little Thoughts only has one or two solos on the whole album, which isn’t necessarily bad, but it isn’t great either. On the contrary, Stroke 9 sells their music very well. In a way, they’re selling you the idea of their song as they sing it to you. One song off the album, “Down,” starts off as a ballad using great lyrics that includes many adjectives and great description. You feel like you’re right in the relationship that Esterkyn is singing about. Stroke 9 is probably a band you haven’t heard much about. They’re not a band that’s going to be a classic group like a Pearl Jam or Bush. They’re not even going to be a sell-out band thats going to change their views and music based on what the market wants at the time. What Stroke 9 is, is a great, young modern alternative rock group. They’re just four guys who had a dream and now are bringing you Nasty Little Thoughts.
Anya Olverson Staff Writer
The goal; to knock down ten pins in one throw. That is what three pin-busting students were doing two weekends ago at the ACUI (Association of College Unions International) tournament in St. Cloud, Minnesota. More than 20,000 students participate each year in ACUI sponsored regional and international level recreation tournaments at the campus. Three colleges in this area that competed are BHSU, USD, and SDSU. Black Hills State University is a part of Region 10, which includes Iowa, Manitoba, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Western Ontario. The competitions were in table tennis, bowling, and billiards.To go to the tournament, students must place in the first semester bowling or pool tournament. The top two men and women in each tournament would go. Three students went to compete in the bowling competition from BHSU: Dusty Everson, Nikki Knutson, and Charity
Fernandez. Evenson, who averaged 190.4 for nine games, and placed 16th overall in the recreation bowling division, said, “It was my first time in an ACUI tournament, and it was a blast. I would love to do it when it is offered next. I would also like to see a bowling program acquired at BHSU.” Evenson’s high game was 224 and he placed in the top half of the men’s division. Evenson and Fernandez walked away with first place in the co-ed recreation bowling division. C h a r i t y Fernandez placed fifth overall in the women’s category. Fernandez had a high game of 220. Fernandez said, “I thought the trip was really fun, and it was an experience that I will never forget.” Nikki Knutson was also successful in her competition by taking third in her division. Any student is welcome to participate in these events. Such as the ACUI tournament, put on by the Adventure Center. Chris Schultz, student supervisor of the Adventure Center, organizes and leads the trips taken. Schultz, says, “This was a great opportunity for BH players to show their talents and we hope to participate in the tournament again.”
On Campus BHSU Today
March 2, 2000
New environmental course to be offered Sean Quill Staff Writer
Outdoor Education majors are being offered a new course this spring semester. Chris Schultes, a senior at Black Hills State University, was the main student involved in starting the new Special Problems course, which focuses on environmental interpretation. Schultes, who worked as a Naturalist at Custer State Park this past summer, realized that Black
Hills, "had no courses that related to interpretation". environmental Schultes explains that the course helps students prepare and create theatrical presentations on things in the environmental. It helps us take one aspect of the environment and present it to professionals and the public in terms they can understanding. added Schultes. Adam Daigle, a freshman said, "It will help with the communication aspect of the major, and that is something I think I need." Last semester, Schultes presented
the idea for the course to Assistant Professor of Outdoor Education, Jan Golliher. "Jan was very open to the idea of starting the new class," said Schultes So with her help, Schultes contacted and met with three outdoor professionals whom assisted her in writing course guidelines and syllabus. Then the necessary paper work had to be completed for it to be tentatively offered this semester. But with administrative approval, persistence, and hard work from Schultes, the class was implemented.
Schultes stated that there were currently nine students enrolled in the class and it was running very well. Schultes adds, "We still have to fill out the necessary paper work with the Board of Regents for the class to be offered next spring." Derrick Linn, a sophomore, stated "Hopefully it will be offered next spring...I'll definitely take it." Schultes encourages anyone to talk to their advisers or professors if they have an interest in possibly starting a class that the university does not currently provide.
Singers prepare passorts Jacques Danial Staff Writer
Mama Mia! While hundreds of Black Hills State University students head home for summer 2000 to flip burgers and battle tourists, 30 very talented Yellowjackets will embark for the timelessness of Tuscany. The concert and jazz ensembles will spend 11 activity-packed days in Italy, making BH proud. The itinerary begins with a flight into Rome and includes choir concerts all over Italy. The students will also tour Spoleto, Florence, Venice and more! Although the main goals of the tour are the concert performances, there will be plenty of time to take in the splendor of Italy. For trips like these fund raising is inevitable, and the singers have been keeping themselves quite busy with it. "Last Saturday, we had a garage sale in Cook Gym and we've also sold chocolate to help raise money," said BHs choir director Stephen Parker.
The students will also be having a spaghetti dinner at the Senior Citizens Center in March. This dinner is open for everyone and will hopefully include entertainment. The excitement surrounding the trip seems to be intensifying. "We are so excited to have this opportunity to go to Italy," said the fundraising chairman Cyndi Tschetter. "We are going there to experience a different culture and to learn." For others this is a dream come true. "This trip is going to be an experience of a lifetime...my biggest dream in life has been to go to Europe," said BH freshman, Jodi Boese. While anticipation seems to be rising, so does the need for more fund raising support. Tschetter says there is still a lot that needs to be done. So keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities to make our student's goals become a reality. For detailed information on the trip, and a detailed schedule of fundraising activities,contact Mr. Parker at 642-6628.
New BHAEYC Officers Elected Sara Cox Staff Writer
The Black Hills Association for Education of Young Children (BHAEYC) had their first meeting of the semester Feb. 1 in the multipurpose room of the Student Union. The main goal of the meeting was to elect new officers. In a room of approximately 10 people, five new people were voted into office. Amber Volner was elected president; Jill Wince, vice-president; Nicole Swanson, secretary; Cyndi Tschetter, treasurer and Jay Beyer, resource contact. "I am really excited about the upcoming year because the new officers are very dedicated and motivated," former secretary Cary Olyer concluded at the end of the meeting. The objectives of the group for the next year are to revamp the chapter's constitution, to entice additional members, to organize more activi-
ties, and to have more fun. New president Amber Volner plans to bring her "go get 'em attitude" to the group. "I hope to increase the membership and awareness of the needs of young children," said Volner. Membership is open to everyone interested in the well-being of young children. Meetings will be held the first and third Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. To find out about becoming a member check upcoming events, or if you have any questions you can ask any board member or check the BHAEYC board located on 2nd floor Jonas. Volner added that there will be food and fun activities for anyone who wants to come to the next meeting on Mar 14. "It's going to be a good year," said newly-elected vice-president, Jill Wince. "I am excited about the development of some of our new ideas."
photo by Mark Norby
Junior Katrin Kania, a Mass Communications Major, attempts to estimate the number of beer cans inside the wrecked car in front of Cook Gym. The car is part of BHSU Safe Spring Break 2000 Program, sponsored by the Substance Abuse class, Student Senate, and Up Team.
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Health BHSU Today
March 2, 2000
Heart arrhythmia treatable if detected early Mariah Martin Staff Writer
Do you remember hearing about Reggie Lewis who played for the Boston Celtics, or Hank Gathers who played for Marymount University? Loyola Unfortunately, these two men have a couple things in common. These two men died very young during a basketball game. They died suddenly and instantly from an arrhythmia that could have been prevented and treated. Luckily, a woman I know was treated in time. When she was born, she was diagnosed with a heart disorder called Long QT Syndrome (abbreviated as LQTS). She inherited this newly discovered disease from her mother, who inherited it from her father and on down the line. Doctor Michael Vincent, LQTS specialist, estimates LQTS may be present in one in 5,000 individuals in the US, causing as many as 3,000 deaths (mostly in children and young adults) each year. People with this disease have an abnormal heart rhythm (an “arrhythmia”). When this rhythm occurs, there is no blood that is pumped out from the heart causing the brain to become deprived of blood. As a result, the individual can have the usual symptoms of sudden loss of consciousness and sudden death. The loss of consciousness usually happens during physical activity or emotional excitement such as fear, anger or startle. However, it can also happen a few seconds or a minute or two after the activity. Unfortunately, the outcome is death if the abnormal rhythm continues. Fortunately, there is treatment for this abnormal heart beat, but not a cure. Patients are given drugs called betablockers. This drug is to be taken every day to keep the heart beating on a steady rhythm. LQTS is often overlooked by
medical professionals on an electrocardiogram. All one has to do is ask the doctor to look at the electrocardiogram and see if the QT interval is prolonged. The major drawback for people with LQTS is that they are advised not to participate in competitive athletics because of the various emotions involved and physical exertion. However, when treated for the disease one can participate in recreational sports. This woman rememb e r s wa l k i n g into the doctor’s office expecting the u s u a l e x a m done on her heart. few A minutes later the doctor said to her that since she is reaching the ‘critical’ stage and entering her mid-teens, he is restricting her from all competitive sports with the exception of golf. She about choked and did all she could to hold in her anger, frustration and tears. She was not told about the possibility of having to quit athletics. Her parents chose not to tell her. She has learned many new aspects of this disease which her parents decided to keep from her in order to protect her, to keep her from worrying, and to make sure she acts like a normal teenager. As we all know, the teenage years are very difficult and she had no idea how to handle this life-changing news. It took her
many years to accept the fact that competitive sports could not be a part of her life. As time flew by, she felt very lucky that she was able to play sports and now she cannot wait to teach her kids in the future, or one day to coach. Basketball was her life. She played on traveling teams and developed relationships that are only possible in a team sport. Being extremely active in athletics, she was determined to find something to m a k e herself happy and fill the in void of not playing basketball. S h e thought she was as successful as she expected herself to be in golf. She played for four years through high school and in those four years she was All-Conference, All-State and ran away with two state (team) championships. She is often asked what it is like to live with LQTS. She explains to people that she is living, but she is restricted from doing what she loves. But at the same time, life is what she loves and she could not ask for anything more. Living with this disease, she appreciates aspects of life most people take advantage of. Basically, her life is in the hands of her medication. She honestly does not know what each day will bring and if she will wake up in the morning, or if the sound
of the alarm clock or fire alarm will startle her heart into an arrhythmia. All she can do is educate her friends on what her heart disorder is and what they need to do if she has a symptom, which would be to call 911 as soon as possible even if she simply faints. She really gets annoyed when she hears people complain about exercising or playing sports. Do not complain; be thankful you can run, swim and play sports competitively because you have the opportunity to do so. She would trade spots with you in a minute. She dreams of playing one more game and making that winning free throw, but now she watches from the sidelines and cheers for her friends who are lucky to have the talent and opportunity to play a sport they love. You have probably noticed that I have not given this woman a name. I am talking about a woman I know extremely well; myself. Ever since I could dribble a ball, I dreamt about playing college basketball, only to have my hopes shattered by a doctor who has no idea about my life and aspirations. Yet, I have overcome the devastation of an unattainable dream. I have given you just a brief overview about LQTS. There is so much more about this disease. If you have a family member that has had an unexpected or unexplained death, please consider checking into this. If you have any questions about Long QT Syndrome visit the web page www.sads.org. If you would like to help the SADS Foundation save lives from this silent killer with education, research, patient care and family support, please send a donation to the SADS Foundation, 508 East South Temple, Ste 20, PO Box 58767, Salt Lake City, UT 84102.
Ask the Doctor:
Is Ecstasy really a safe drug? Dr. Jennifer Dodge 1st Year Resident
Ecstasy, also known as XTC, Adam, or E, has the undeserved reputation for safety because many consider it a “soft” drug. Ecstasy is a “designer” drug that became popular in the US in the past ten to fifteen years. The drug is an analogue of an amphetamine called MDMA. MDMA has become popular because it causes feelings of increased empathy, tranquillity, and a positive mood Dr. Jennifer Dodge state while its psychedelic effects produce increased enhancement, distortions, illusions without overt hallucinations. However, the drug is not benign. It is actually a selective serotonergic neuro-
toxin and MRI studies of non- human primates given the drug found significant anatomical neurodegeneration. Common short-term adverse effects of the drug include sweating, fatigue, muscle spasms including jaw-clenching, and tachycardia or rapid heart rate. Serious adverse effects include: serious or fatal heat injury (heat stroke), fluid and electrolyte depletion, hypertensive crises (severely elevated blood pressure) and central nervous system, heart, muscle, kidney or liver damage. These serious complications can result from either acute intoxication or regular, frequent use. The fact that MDMA is often used in the setting of parties or clubs actually lowers the threshold for adverse effects because increased physical activity and muscle exertion, such as from dancing, causes increased core body temperature and decreased total body fluid or dehydration. More and more cases of MDMA toxicity are showing up in E.R.’s around the country each year. The bottom line is that, contrary to popular opinion, Ecstasy is not a safe drug and in fact can be deadly.
Sports BHSU Today
March 2, 2000
BH Track competes in NAIA Nationals Freshman Janet Dienn Staff Writer
A heady experience seemed to be the resounding reply by all Black Hills State University indoor track members who competed in the NAIA Nationals Saturday, Feb. 26 in Lincoln, NE at the Bavaney Sports Center. “Nationals is such a high-energy atmosphere,” said Monica Headlee who was one-quarter of the women’s distance medley relay. “It’s just incredible because you are there with definitely the best athletes in the NAIA. It’s really humbling, but at the same time, it’s a great honor because you know that not a lot of people get to experience nationals.” The women’s medley composed of Headlee, Luisa Pleasant, Mary Kate Guilfoyle, and Lisa Bomengen
placed 11 out of 21 teams. “We were really happy,” said Headlee. “We had originally wanted to place in the top six, but when we got there and we saw the times that the other teams were running, we knew we’d just have to shoot for a personal best. There were some incredible teams there. Still, we bettered our last time by 14 seconds.” Curtis Johnson coming off a first place win of 6-6 in the high jump at the South Dakota-Iowa Conference meet, missed the 6-6 three times in a row. BH Head Coach, Scott Walkinshaw said, “Curtis just had some tough luck. His third attempt, he barely hit it. It was a frustrating meet for him...but the nationals are that way.” Seconding that emotion was Lindsey Moen. Her high jump went out at 5-4. “This is a height that she
can make,” said Walkinshaw. “Still she’s a freshman, her first time ever at a national meet. It can be a little nerve-wracking.” Mike McDaniel ran the 5000meter run, but didn’t make the cut, and Rachel Travis competed in the high jump turning out an average performance. “Again,” said Walkinshaw, “it was probably more daunting for her because she was a walk-on.” Walkinshaw added that Travis was extremely happy to be there. “This gives her an idea, a chance to see other athletes and she will continue to get better.” “I think that everyone did pretty well really,” summed up Johnson, a two-time nationals attendee. “Especially for the freshmen since it was their first time there. It can be really psychological when you’re there as a freshman.
Lady tracksters lead the way in Dakota Championship Janet Dienn Staff Writer
Black Hills State University women led the charge and left their opponents choking dust as they outpointed Northern State University 152 to 118 in the Dakota Championship indoor track meet, Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Donald E. Young Center. The BH men placed a respective third with 65 points behind NSU at 113.5 and Dakota State University with 92.5. Contributing to the point spread
ur preperation has been pretty good coming into this final event. I think the kids are heading towards their peak performance levels.” ~Assistant Coach Jhett Albers were double winners Lisa Bomengen in the 1,500 and 3,000-meter runs, and sophomore Rachel Travis in triple and long jumps. Travis’s leap of 164.50 blasted her personal best, and Bomengen was driven by Monica Headlee who placed second in both the 1,500 and 3,000-meters. “I struggled. I just felt tired I guess,” said Headlee of her performances. “I was happy with my placing, but my times were kind of slow. I know that I’ll have to get things
turned around before conference next Coach Walkinshaw sees the broad weekend.” base of wins as a bridge closing the Keeping their eye on the confer- performance gap between upper and ence was also a thought in the back of lower classmen, and a testament to the Yellow Jacket Head Coach, Scott determination the team has. Walkinshaw’s mind. He said the strength and depth of the Jackets’ distance events could be a determining factor in next week’s event. In agreement was BH assistant coach, Jhett Albers, “Our preparation has been pretty good coming into this final event. I think the kids are heading towards their peak performance levels.” Other first place winners were freshman Lindsey Moen reaching 5-4 in the high jump, Jeremy Hoven with a solid 22.50 in the 200meter dash, and freshman Mike McDaniel who ran away with the 3,000meter run in 8:56.60. His time is a provisional qualifying time for nationals. Notable highlights include Luisa Pleasant’s two second place finishes in the 55-meter dash and hurdles, and Mary Kate Guilfoyle’s four individphoto by Toni Kucera ual place wins in the 200 Senior Burke Binning sets the pace for a and 400-meter dash, high jump, and 55-meter hur- Northern State competitor in the men’s 800 m at the Dakota Championships track meet. dles.
Lady Yellow Jackets on a roll on road Lee Terveen Staff Writer
The BH women hit the road Feb. 19 and beat Dakota Wesleyan 97-87, as they kept their SDIC Playoff hopes alive The Lady Yellow Jackets defeated Dakota Wesleyan 97-87. The Jackets shot the ball extremely well, as 3 players scored 20 points or more. Becky Schults poured in 25, followed by Melissa Braegger with 24 and Tracy Winjum added 23 in a convincing win for Black Hills. “It really helps to have a couple of teammates scoring in double digits, said Winjum. It seems to give us confidence and allows us a chance to take control of a ball game.” Turnovers proved to be a major element of the game as the Wesleyan Tigers turned
the ball over 21 times to the Lady Jackets who took advantage by netting 25 points. Furthermore, BH stole the ball 14 times which turned into eight 3-pointers and contributed immensely to the Yellow Jackets 10 point victory. BH Head Coach Kevin Dobbs explained, “Turnovers can make or break a game, so when the Tigers started mishandling the ball, we took advantage.” At half-time, BH held the lead at 45-41. The score did not seem reasonable as BH shot only 43 percent from the field compared to Dakota Wesleyan’s 60 percent. On the other hand, the Tigers only attempted 25 shots compared to 39 by Black Hills State. The Lady Yellow Jackets buzzed to life in the second half as they came out and scored 19 field goals along with 13 points from the free throw line.
makes “Pleasant” addition Mariah Martin Staff Writer
Who is the freshman from Cheyenne, WY making an enormous impact on the Black Hills State girl’s indoor track team? Her name is Luisa Pleasant. Pleasant came to BH on a volleyball and track scholarship from Cheyenne Central High School. Pleasant was born in the Philippines at Clark Air Force Base. In 1982, when she was a year old, she came to the US where her father was stationed at Cheyenne’s Warren Air Force Base. When she was in third grade, her father was transferred to Turkey, where they remained for two years. Her father was transferred to Warren Air Force Base again as Pleasant was entering the 6th grade. Pleasant would stay, and call Cheyenne home until she graduated last May. Participating in both indoor and outdoor track, volleyball, year round club volleyball, softball, and basketball, Pleasant was a great athlete in high school. In high school track, Pleasant was a standout in many events. The track events in which she participated were the100, 200, 4x100 relay, and the 100 and 300 hurdles. Pleasant was All-Conference her freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year and All-State every year but her senior year. She currently holds the record in the 4x100 and was third place All-Around District Athlete at Cheyenne’s CHS. During her sophomore and junior years, the girls track team also won state. Placing AllConference and All-State in volleyball, Pleasant stood out in volleyball as well. Pleasant took everyone by surprise at BH running the 55 and 200 meter dashes, the 55 hurdles and the medley relay. Placing second in all events at the first track meet of the year, she also broke the BH hurdle record and qualified for nationals in Lincoln, Neb. for the medley relay. Pleasant has been doing better than she expected, but she said, “I have a lot of room for improvement, especially in hurdles.”
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BH hangs tough in SDIC Indoor Championship Janet Dienn Staff Writer
Proving that home field advantage can make a difference, Dordt College leaped by the defending champion Black Hills State University women Saturday, Feb. 19 at the South Dakota-Iowa Conference Indoor Championship in Sioux Center, Iowa. Dordt College showed their depth to outpoint the Lady Jackets 121.5 to 117.5. The BH men finished fifth out of eight teams with 48.5 points. “Dordt had perfect alignment, perfect position, perfect rotation,” said BH Head Coach, Scott Walkinshaw. “You know, last year we hosted the event and I felt we had a distinct emotional advantage.” Another considerable advantage was numbers. The greater number of people you have competing in each event, the better off you are in placing. BH had 16 women competing compared to Dordt’s 30. “In a small meet it’s a numbers game,” said Walkinshaw. Part of the game, however unfortunate, cost the men’s division 6-8 points. A baton was knocked out of grasp in the 4x200-meter relay and another opponent cut in front of a BH runner, a direct violation. “In all honesty I can look back and I felt we should have been first and third,” said Walkinshaw. “I thought there were opportunities there, we weren’t at 100 percent, and we had been sick and injured.” The determined Jackets still persevered however, in many events. Sophomore Rachel Travis set an SDIC record when she jumped 17-1/4 in the long jump. Freshman Mike McDaniel gained the distinction of best cross-country runner in the conference with his standout finish of 15:28.23 in the 5000meter run, the second fastest in BH history. Eric Larson pole vaulted 13-6 for a first place finish. Curtis Johnson reached 6-6 in the high jump gracing him with a first place win. “The facility was really nice in Iowa,” said Johnson. “ I jumped well. I just felt really good that day, and it ended up that I won it.” On the women’s side, Lisa Bomengen and Monica Headlee went one and two on the 1,500meter dash and first and third in the 3,000. “I was really happy with my times,” said Headlee. “A couple of freshmen came in fourth and fifth which gave us a lot of points.” The freshmen were Jesse Palczewski and Elise Pfefferle.
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March 2, 2000
Black Hills Men dump SDIC leaders in OT Scott Roberts Staff Writer
The buzzer sounded ending the game as well as the Jackets eight game losing streak, which moved their record to 2-8 in the SDIC and 8-15 overall. It came in a dramatic overtime 95-93 win over the SDIC leader and No. 6 in the NAIA Division II, Huron University. “This has been the biggest win I have ever had,” said BH Head Coach Mike Kruszynski about the Friday win over Huron. The Screaming Eagles were forced into overtime with a tip-in off a Brett Theeler miss by Josh Gerik with two seconds remaining in regulation. “On paper, we shouldn’t have beat Huron, but if you believe, you can accomplish a lot,” commented Kruszynski. The Jackets and Huron were tied three times in the second half at 84, 87 and 89, but two-free throws by senior Brant Miller gave the Jackets a 91-89 lead with 1:17 left in overtime. The Eagles answered Miller’s free throws with a three-pointer from Russell Archambault that gave them a 9291 lead. Brett Theeler came back with his fifth three pointer of the night giving the lead back to the Jackets, 94-92. Huron junior Tony Ford cut the lead in half by hitting one of two free throws with 24 seconds remaining in the extra frame. With 15 seconds the ball was given to sophomore guard Nathan Vogel at the free throw line, but Vogel couldn’t find the range on either shot. On the ensuing possession, Huron’s Archambault misfired on a jumper and the shot was rebounded by Ford, but it was quickly stolen away by the Jackets Brett Theeler. Vogel once again was fouled and had a chance to redeem himself at the foul line, but only connected on one. The buzzer sounded and Huron was unable to get a shot off. Brant Miller, the Spearfish native playing in his second to last home game, led all scores with 25 points. Brett Theeler also put in 24; Jim Sumption hit four three pointers to finish with 19. Vogal netted 11, while freshman Dan Hodges had 10 off the bench. “We hit big shots and got key rebounds,” said Kruszynski. “We haven’t been able to do these things in the past games.”
photo by Toni Kucera
Nathan Vogel, sophomore, flies by Huron’s Sean Pell for a lay-up. With the win the Yellow Jackets snapped an eight-game losing streak and moved to 8-15 with the win.
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March 2, 2000
Lady Yellow Jackets silence Screaming Eagles victory in the second half. They displayed this drama filled action again against Huron University, on Friday The women of the Black Hills State February 11, at the Donald E. Young Basketball team rallied past Huron Center. University where they grabbed an 80-76 The BH women got off to a slow point victory, while showing a knack for start as they only shrugged in 35 points come from the behind victories. in the first half of play. On the opposiFor the second consecutive game, tion, Huron got out of the gates early as the Lady Yellow Jackets have fought they captured a 30-15 point lead on a 3 back from a double digit deficit to claim pointer by Kim Schwarts. They ended the first half up on BH by 11 points. Coach Kevin Dobbs said, “We weren’t awake and were sluggish in the first half, which was the same problem we faced when we met Huron on their home court.” For BH, Becky Shultz and Amanda Schelle each contributed 20 points, followed by Tracy Winjum with 14 and Nikki Jensen with 10. photo by Toni Kucera Shultz comSophomore Amanda Schelle races against a Huron mented “We defender to keep the ball in bounds. knew we could win as long as we Lee Terveen Staff Writer
stayed focused and kept our heads in the game.” For Huron, Krista Koepp chipped in 20, followed by Felxia Jorgenson, who contributed 18 despite the disappointing loss. In the second half, Black Hills State returned to the court rejuvenated as their perimeter shooting improved as they attacked the Huron defense with energy and determination. This showed through, as the Yellow Jackets outscored Huron 45-30. Shultz tied the game at 60 when she hit her third shot from behind the 3 point line in the half with about 11 minutes remaining in the game. After both teams were tied at 64, the Lady Jackets went on a 6-0 run and gained some control of the basketball game. In the final minutes, Black Hills State surged to a lead of 77-74 when Jensen added a free throw and Schelle sealed the game with 2 more. The Black Hills State girls basketball team improved their league standings by tying Dakota State for third place, with a 6-4 record. This places them behind South Dakota Tech and Mt. Marty, who are tied for first. The win also kept the Yellow Jackets in contention for a South Dakota-Iowa Conference title and playoff opportunity. BHSU student John Kelley said “All these close games really makes the BHSU women’s’ basketball squad very exciting to watch.”
BH hoopsters clinch playoffs with win over Tech John Kosters Staff Writer
The Black Hills State University Lady Yellow Jackets needed a win at South Dakota Tech to make it into the playoffs and they did just that by defeating the Hardrockers 8778 on Wednesday. Making them 8-6 in conference play just barely enough to get them into the playoffs. The Jackets were hot from outside the arc, shooting over 52 percent led by Melissa Braegger and Tracy Winjum who had three each. Tracy Winjum was the spark for the Jackets scoring 35 points including a buzzer beating 3 pointer from about 30 feet as the first half ended giving the Jacket a 42-34 lead. “Tracy was really unstoppable and they didn’t have an answer for her,” said Head Coach of the Jackets, Kevin Dobbs. The second half was more of Winjum who scored 16 more points putting the jackets ahead for good. “Everyone did a good job letting Tracy score by not taking selfish shots,” said Dobbs. The Jackets did an excellent job on glass as well, out rebounding them 41-30 including 11 offensive rebounds. Darci Reinicke led the Jackets in that category with 9 boards. The Lady Hardrockers did force the Jackets into 23 turnovers and hit 22 of their 26 free throws, but it wasn’t enough. The Jackets 3 point shooting and defense was too much to handle. “We did a good job of sticking with the game plan and we defended them really well,” said photo by Toni Kucera Freshmen Jacket Missy Bruns. The Jackets will meet the Senior Tracy Winjum drives by her defender towards the Hardrockers again this weekend for the first round of the basket. Winjum dumped in 35 points against Tech. playoffs.
Black Hills men fall to nationally ranked Huron Eagles John Kosters Staff Writer
The BHSU Yellow Jackets (7-10) traveled to Huron University Saturday, Feb. 15, only to come home with another loss. Huron University’s Screaming Eagles (12-4) are ranked ninth in the nation and defeated the Yellow Jackets 106 to 82. “ Huron is just a very good basketball team and I think the overtime game the night before against Dakota State had some affect on the players and they wore down,” said head coach Mike Kruszynski. The Screaming Eagles dominated the Yellow Jackets inside the paint where
they were able to score 48 points to only 26 from the Jackets. They also got the best of the Jackets under the boards outrebounding them 39 to 19. BH was able to remain in the game for awhile thanks to hot shooting from outside the arc from Jim Sumption who sank six threes and Brett Theeler who knocked home four. Overall the Jackets shot 50 percent from behind arc with a total of 14 treys. The Jackets went into half time trailing by only ten points but were only able to score 38 points in the second half compared to 52 from the Screaming Eagles. “I felt we started off pretty well but they had so much talent and kept coming at us and coming at us with fresh guys and we ran
out of gas,” said assistant coach Duster Butler. The Screaming Eagles had 12 different players score and four of them in double figures led by Sean Pell with 24 and Russell Archambault with 18. “We stayed with them in the first half but they forced us into too many mistakes in the second and were able to build a lead,” said freshman Dan Clements. Jim Sumption led the Jackets with 21 points and Nathan Vogel had 12 points to go with 10 assists to get the double double. The Jackets have a busy weekend coming up with games on Friday and Saturday.
In the Sportlight
Brant Miller Scott Petz Staff Writer
Brant Miller, a Black Hills State University senior, finished his Yellow Jacket basketball career last Wednesday night. Miller was an obvious candidate to be the athlete in this issues sports spotlight due to his contributions both on and off the court. This year Miller averaged 14.8 points, and six rebounds per game. However, stats are just one of the many things Miller brought to the Yellow Jackets this year. “He’s the best player I’ve worked with in the 14 years I’ve been coaching.” Head Coach Mike Kruszynski said of Miller. ”He has great work habits, and is more competitive then anyone I’ve ever seen.” Student assistant coach, Buster Vincent commented, “He works extremely hard and gives his all in practice and in games.” In the Yellow Jackets’ victory over the number six ranked Huron Tigers, Miller scored 25 points and had nine rebounds, showing his leadership skills and ability to step it up when the pressure is on. Miller, a native of Spearfish, is the son of Wayne and Barb Miller and has one sister, Erika. “I will miss my teammates most of all. My four years at BH have seemed like a marathon. The basketball season goes from September to March, but if you want to be competitive and improve for the next year, you have to work straight through the off season. A few times I wasn’t sure I would be able to make it through the entire four years, but I did and in the end I was happy with my time I put in,” said Miller. Coach Krusynski summed up Miller and his career by saying, “I have an 11month-old son that I hope grows up to become half the person that Brant is. He’s been an amazing person to the community and will be greatly missed by our (basketball) program.”
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Sports BH women end season with playoff loss to Tech Alan Carroll and Robyn Finnicum Production Editor/Copy Editor
A triple defeat of the South Dakota Tech Hardrockers just wasn’t in the cards for the Lady Yellow Jackets this year as they lost the final showdown 80-98 Saturday night at the
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Senior Tracy Winjum, drives the baseline for a layup last Saturday night against Tech. BH lost 80 to 98 in the final minutes of the game.
Goodell Gym in Rapid City during the first round of the SDIC Playoffs. The Jackets put forth a gallant effort, closing the point gap between themselves and the Hardrockers to within one or two points at various times throughout the game. However, they could not contain the Hardrockers long enough to gain a lead. “We, as a team, tended to make poor decisions under crucial circumstances,” said Yellow Jackets head coach Kevin Dobbs. Late in the first half, a powerful offensive push by the Jackets and the always welcomed assistance of a technical foul on Tech’s head coach Barb Felderman, helped the Yellow Jackets close the gap with a half-time score of 40-36. Problems followed the Jackets into the second half as the team found itself deep in foul trouble. They were hurting as they sent the Hardrockers to the line eleven times in a very short time period, opening the gap 57-66. “We were getting called really tight on the inside, where Tech likes to score,” said Dobbs, “and were getting no calls on the perimeter, where we score our points.” With eight minutes left to play, the Yellow Jackets rebounded their way back to within three points, which only motivated the Hardrockers to turn up the juice offensively. “Their run [Tech’s] was really a product of inconsistent officiating,” said Dobbs. “Our kids couldn’t get into a flow and were forced to play tentatively.” A 15-point deficit combined with 1:52 left in the game proved to be too much for the Jackets. The buzzer signaled the end of the Yellow Jacket’s season with a score of 80-98 posted on the board. The outcome of the game wasn’t a reflection of how the girls played. Four players finished in double digits: Sophomore Amanda Schelle with 21 points, senior Tracy Winjum, 19, junior Melissa Braegger, 12 points and freshman Darci Reinicke, 10 points. The Jackets set some impressive marks during their 15-13 season. The Lady Jackets were number one in the SDIC in scoring, averaging 82.1 points per game for the season, number one in Free Throw Scoring, averaging .777 percent per game, and ranked second in Team Field Goal Scoring. Individual talent also shined through as the Lady Jackets stood out in the SDIC standings. Winjum finished second in the SDIC for scoring, and third for Free Throws. Schelle was ranked fifth in the SDIC for scoring, seventh for Assists, and ninth for Free Throws. Junior Becky Schultz ranked sixth in the SDIC for scoring, first in Three-point scoring, and sixth for Field Goal shooting. Braegger ranked eighth in Field Goal Scoring, and third for Three-point shooting. I thought we improved as the year went on,” states Dobbs, “These last few wins should leave the nine returning players with some confidence.”
Yellow Jacket men end season with OT loss at Tech John Kosters Staff Writer
BHSU traveled to South Dakota Tech Wednesday only to fall one point short of a victory as the Hardrockers of Tech defeated them in overtime 90-89. Ending the Season for the Yellow Jackets.
he game was kind of like our whole season things didn’t work out how we wanted ” ~Buster Vincent
The game was close the whole way and with only 2 seconds left, Brett Theeler launched a three pointer from way outside the arc and hit it sending the game into overtime where it was back and forth before Dan Nebelsick’s game winning defensive blocked shot.
Nebelsick’s block, as time expired in overtime, assured the win for Tech. Nebelsick was the force for Tech as he scored 27 points to go with 8 rebounds and was a perfect 11-11 from the charity stripe. Brett Theeler and Jim Sumption led the Jackets in scoring with 21 apiece including 5 three pointers from Theeler and 4 from Sumption. “It was a very exciting game but we would have liked it to end different,” said student assistant Buster Vincent. “The game was kind of like our whole season. Things didn’t work out how we wanted.” The one bright spot for the Jackets was their hot three point shooting, hitting 13 threes at 48 percent better than their overall percentage of 44. The Jacket Season came to an end with only 2 conference victorys and eighth overall. “It was a tough loss for all of us but we are all looking forward to next season,” said Chris Mortenson.
photo by Toni Kucera
Junior Brett Theeler gets off a shot at the baseline, despite Tech’s defensive efforts.
DSU fights off Black Hills men in OT Scott Roberts Staff Writer
The Young Center held another overtime conference battle between the Yellow Jackets and visiting Dakota State Trojans on Saturday. In their first meeting, the Jackets were defeated in overtime 92-91 and hoped to redeem themselves and continue the momentum from Friday nights win over conference leader Huron University. In the extra frame, BH was out scored by the Trojan’s 20-6 which eventually lead to their 99-85 Jason Smidt, John defeat. Peterreins and Scott Namanny led the 10-0 run early on by hitting two free throws apiece. “We reverted back to our old ways, it is like a broken record,” Coach Kruszynski said. Brett Theeler led all Jacket scores with 18 points. Brant Miller saw limited action due to early foul trouble, but still netted 16 in his last home game in a Jacket uniform. Fellow Jackets Jim Sumtion had 13 points, and Nathan Vogel and Justin Koehler converted 10 piece. Dakota State’s win brought them to a 4-7 record in the SDIC and a 12-13 overall, while the Jackets fell to 2-9 in the conference and 8-16 overall. With 3:48 left in the ball-game Sumption’s jumper gave BH a 7466 lead, but saw the lead fade away when the Trojans answered with an 8-0 run that tied the game at 74 a piece with 1:57 remaining. Miller gave the lead back to the Jackets with a strong move down low, but it was quickly answered by Dakota State’s Scott Namanny with a three and took the lead back for the Trojans. The Trojan’s Jason Smidt was fouled and headed to the charity stripe and upped the Dakota State’s lead to 79-76.”After the foul on Shimdt and he made both free throws it just snowballed,” commented Kruszynski. Jim Sumption’s three pointer put the game back to a 79-79 tie with 21 seconds in regulation. Dakota State missed two remaining shots that sent the contest into overtime. “We couldn’t make a shot or defend,” Kruszynski said about the Jackets performance in overtime. The hometown crowd bid adieu to Spearfish native, Brant Miller as he performed in his final home game at the Donald E. Young Center on Saturday. Miller joined the Jackets four years ago as a true freshman and attended three out of the last four NAIA National Championships. “He will be missed,” Kruszynski replied on the loss of only senior Brant Miller.
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