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Cloud and Kelly’s, The Downward Dog owner opening third Corvallis restaurant By Emma-Kate Schaake THE DAILY BAROMETER

Construction on the old Brew Station property is the preparation for a new restaurant, The Red Fox Cafe, the newest culinary venture of Corvallis restaurant owner Cloud Davidson. Since the popular campus cafe and bar, The Brew Station, closed in June 2013, its lot has remained empty, with only rumored whisperings of a new business opening in its place. Davidson, owner of Cloud and Kelly’s and The Downward Dog, began planning for the new venture in November 2013, with exterior changes visible at the start of winter term. The Red Fox Cafe will be similar to his other two restaurants in many ways, but the cafe will serve breakfast and coffee, catering to the high density of students on campus in the mornings. It will also serve lunch, dinner and evening drinks. “I am going to apply the similar style of downtown to campus,” Davidson said. “I just know what works and I do what I do well, so I will stick with that.” Like his first two restaurants, the

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OSU’s board of trustees meet for first time Thursday, cover board logistics; members to meet Friday before breaking until March By Sean Bassinger THE DAILY BAROMETER

The first of two meetings for Oregon State University’s new board of trustees concluded with the establishment of a board chair, vice chair and three initial committees. Pat Reser, chairwoman of Reser Fine Foods, was selected as the board’s new chair. Darald Callahan, former president of Chevron Chemical, was selected as vice chair. Both were selected unanimously. The appointed committees include an academic strategies committee, finance and administration committee and executive and audit committee. Held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center, the board convened between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. A follow-up reception took place at the Native American Longhouse until 7 p.m. Before Reser and Callahan were selected as chair and vice chair, board secretary Megan Reeves went through a brief overview of Senate Bill 270 and where it currently places the board in regards to governing abilities and organization.

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OSU President Ed Ray and board secretary Meg Reeves engage in discussions involved with board formation strategies Thursday at the first board meeting.

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Regulations in place; patients to have access to Oregongrown medical marijuana By Emma-Kate Schaake THE DAILY BAROMETER

Starting March 3, medical marijuana dispensary owners can apply for a license to sell medical marijuana products to Oregon Medical Marijuana patient cardholders. Ryan Smith and Jake Lewis of RyJa

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With only a few species remaining, the Bornean sun bear, found only on the island of Borneo, is the world’s smallest bear. The bears are half the size of their cousin species, which resides on Malaysia’s mainland.

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Enterprises plan on doing just that. The business partners founded The Healing Center, which is set to open on Second Street and Jefferson Avenue once the licensing process is validated in March. On August 14, 2013, Gov. John Kitzhaber signed Oregon House Bill 3460 allowing Oregon Health Authority the ability to regulate and license medical marijuana dispensaries across the state. Oregon is See MARIJUANA | page 4

Student aims to save world’s smallest bear Jocelyn Stokes awestruck by sun bears in the jungles of Borneo in Eastern Malaysia, hopes to create awareness of species

Stokes, a professional photographer and a current post-baccalaureate Ecampus student in fisheries and wildlife, began her degree at Oregon State University while living in Belgium in 2011. “The Ecampus program in fisheries and wildlife has blown me away,” Stokes said. “I feel totally loved, By Dacotah-Victoria Splichalova THE DAILY BAROMETER supported and educated from so far away overseas Launched into the depths of an island jungle while carrying out my work.” Stokes began working at the Bornean Sun Bear in Eastern Malaysia, the high-pitch sound of acadias Conservation Centre in 2009. flying ring in Jocelyn Stokes’ ears. Her glasses fogged in the humidity, fountains of She spent one month lending her skills, photosweat poured from her body and soon her arms and graphing the bears for the center, and was hooked. legs were covered with leech bites. The bears led Stokes to return to her education at Here in the jungle, the brightest greens surround OSU, but she continues to work with them. her and air is muddied with a diverse collection of Sun bears get their name from a “sun patch,” a bugs she’s ever seen. distinct, bright yellow marking on their upper chest. Looking up in the trees, she saw the most beautiFor scientists, this patch is amazing. Each is comful little bears. pletely unique — like a fingerprint — making the Seeing these sun bears was an experience that bears identifiable in the wild. allowed her to endure all the discomforts of the For good reason, because in Borneo, sun bears are jungle. Here, Stokes watched the sun bears, located See SUN BEAR  | page 4 on the island of Borneo, for the first time. n


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God’s eyes set on Corvallis Benton County sheriffs reported to Adair Village to transport someone to a hotel in Corvallis. The resident mentioned she met another woman, 50, who said she was on a mission from God and needed a place to sleep for the night. The homeowner said she could stay with her, but then changed her mind. The Adair resident agreed to pay for the hotel and the traveler was then taken to Corvallis for the night by authorities.

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Educational Activities Committee, 2-4pm, MU 110. Committee meeting and student organization fund request hearing.

Monday, Jan. 13 Meetings

Student Diversity Budgeting Board, 10-11am, MU 211. Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez Student Diversity Budgeting Board hearing. Student Diversity Budgeting Board, 2-3pm, MU 211. SOL Student Diversity Budgeting Board hearing. Science Pub Corvallis, 6-8pm, Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. Living with HIV/AIDS: A Medical Success Story. Dr. Sugat Patel, Good Samaritan Infectious Disease Clinic, will discuss trends in HIV/ AIDS and how he and his colleagues treat people in the mid-Willamette Valley.

Events International Students of OSU, 4:306pm, MU Lounge. Coffee Hour. Come enjoy international food, mingle with other OSU and international students and become culturally aware.

Tuesday, Jan. 14 Meetings

Student Diversity Budgeting Board, 2-3pm, MU 208. Pride Center Student Diversity Budgeting Board hearing. Student Diversity Budgeting Board, 3-4pm, MU 208. Black Cultural Center Student Diversity Budgeting Board hearing.

Wednesday, Jan. 15 Meetings

Student Diversity Budgeting Board, Noon-1pm MU 206. Etihad Cultural Center Student Diversity Budgeting Board hearing.

Events OSU Socratic Club, 7pm, Gilfillan Auditorium. Where can we find hope in the face of evil? Speakers Gerry Breshears and Michael Patton will discuss and answer questions. Free and open to the public. KBVR-TV Beaver News, 7pm, Snell Hall Studio B. Beaver News Anchor Auditions. Have you ever wanted to be on the news? Well here is your chance!

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add stability and potential for growth within the cultural centers that is not possible with annually changing student leadership. A portion of the funds from the grant Student leaders explained that professional faculty within the centers would See DIVERSITY | page 3 student leadership and added something to the centers that the student leadership couldn’t, because student leadership changes every year,” Brubaker-Cole said.

McGregor sworn in winter term as new Panhellenic president New president plans to make sure chapters have fun while staying safe

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but we are also strengthening our inter-fraternity sorority relationships,” McGregor said. “We are here to support each other more than anything, and make sure we flourish during By Courtney Gehring this time when we are at colTHE DAILY BAROMETER lege because the real world Sarah McGregor is taking on isn’t as friendly.” a new role: The Panhellenic Before assuming the role presidency. as Panhellenic president, The honors student, who McGregor was the chapter is also a zumba instructor, president of Kappa Alpha just finished leading a soror- Theta and attended all ity and is now Panhellenic stepping up to meetings. lead a group of “It was really 11 sororities and great to see so their members. many women At the end of come togethevery fall term, er for one a new wave of goal, which Panhellenic was to help Council officers further the are sworn into Panhellenic office. life on campus The council and help the is made up of a community,” group of 11 offiMcGregor cers who oversaid. “I just see the sororreally want to Sarah McGregor ity chapters. help contribOfficers are members to one of ute to that further and really the sororities and are elected try to make a difference.” to assume positions on the As Panhellenic president, council. McGregor will oversee the McGregor, a senior studying other 10 officers on the counpublic health, began her first cil, the sorority chapters and term as Panhellenic president its members. with plans to strengthen rela“I’m here to support them, tionships and provide support help them with whatever they for Greek chapters. need,” McGregor said. “I want “I really want to make sure to make sure everybody has we are having a good time, support.” n

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By Kaitlyn Kohlenberg While students were away for the winter break, the Meyer Memorial Trust gave Oregon State University a grant of $300,000. A team of administrators working closely with faculty from the cultural centers on campus, as well as intercultural student services, formulated and wrote the proposal for the grant. “I think the inspiration to form the grant was a desire on the part of many different people and units at the university to provide better resources for underrepresented students to be successful in their academics,” said Susie Brubaker-Cole, the associate provost of academic success and engagement. The drive to write the proposal developed from a trip to California — during which Larry Roper, the vice president of student affairs, and student leaders from OSU’s cultural centers visited other universities’ cultural centers. “The students saw, at those centers, a robust student leadership body and a really positive, supportive professional staff presence too, that supported the

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determined it was a matter to be resolved in civil court. There were no comments from the mother.

Guaranteed citation Resident assistants at Wilson Hall noticed the odor of marijuana resonating throughout one floor at 11:39 p.m. When Oregon State police arrived, they determined the odor came from one particular room. After the troopers made contact with the residents, the students allegedly admitted to smoking and were in possession of marijuana. One male produced a pipe and metal glass tin containing marijuana that read, “Keep on grass guaranteed good.” The 19-year-old male was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, less than one ounce.

While supporting the chapters and its countless members may seem like a daunting task, leadership appears to be in her nature. Aside from her duties to Greek life, her zumba class and the Mortar Board honor society, she is on the OSU Beaver Store board of directors. “She is a dedicated, pas-

sionate leader,” said Alyssa Hersh, previous Panhellenic president. “Sarah has already demonstrated her ability to handle difficult situations and I know that she will inspire countless positive changes in the community.” Courtney Gehring

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The 13th annual film festival, LUNAFEST, is coming to LaSells Stewart Center at 7 p.m. on Jan. 25. The festival promotes awareness regarding women’s issues by highlighting women filmmakers and bringing women together. The Women’s Cancer Coalition and Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation at LaSells Stewart Center will host the festival. Showing nine short films, each by a woman filmmaker, the festival will highlight women leaders in society with films ranging from animation to fictional drama. The films touch on things such as body image, cultural diversity, motherhood and women’s health. All proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and

Women’s Cancer Coalition Fund at Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. So far, LUNAFEST has raised more than $456,000 for Breast Cancer Fund. It’s also raised more than $785,000 for other non-profit organizations for women. Doors open at 6 p.m. General admission is $15, but for students and seniors, admission is $12. managing@dailybarometer.com

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Baha’i Campus Association, 12:30pm, MU Talisman Room. Prayer and Healing - A discussion. Student Diversity Budgeting Board, 9-10am, MU 213. Diversity Development Student Diversity Budgeting Board hearing. Student Diversity Budgeting Board, 10-11am, MU 213. Native American Longhouse Student Diversity Budgeting Board hearing. Student Diversity Budgeting Board, 11am-Noon, MU 213. Women’s Center Student Diversity Budgeting Board hearing. Student Diversity Budgeting Board, 1-2pm, MU 213. Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center Student Diversity Budgeting Board hearing. Human Services Resource Center, 9-10am, Snell 149. Budget Open Forum to answer questions about the 2014-15 proposed budget. Board members and staff will be in attendance. Open to the public.

Events International Students of OSU, 5pm, International Resource Center in the MU. The Danger of a Single Perspective - Developing Your Global Lens. Interact with international and globally-minded, local students in a roundtable discussion about individual global norms, traditions and differences happening and concerning OSU students. CRC’s and UHDS Community Relations Facilitators Program, 7-9pm, MU Lounge. Speaking Justice event welcomes spoken word artist TOO BLACK from Indiana to share some of his poetry, and we will have OSU students & faculty perform, as well. Part of MLK, Jr. Celebration.

Saturday, Jan. 18 Events

Center for Civic Engagement, all day, varying locations. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Pre-registration required.

Tuesday, Jan. 21 Meetings

Recreational Sports, Noon-1:30pm, MU 212. 2014-15 Recreational Sports Budget Open Hearing.

Wednesday, Jan. 22 Meetings

Recreational Sports, 9-10am, Dixon Recreation Center Conference Room. Board to vote on 2014-15 Recreational Sports budget.

Events International Students of OSU, 4pm, International Resource Center in the MU. Cultural Heritage. An informative, educational event led by a panel of students and teachers who will answer questions having a cultural background and cultural knowledge.


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Oregon governor gives vision for federal forest management By Cassandra Profita EARTHFIX

SALEM — State forestry leaders in Oregon know they alone can’t change the way federal forests are managed. But they joined Gov. John Kitzhaber this week in outlining the changes they’d like to see as Congress considers several bills that would change forest management. The Oregon Board of Forestry voted unanimously on a list of recommendations that include streamlining environmental reviews to allow for more logging on some federal lands. Kitzhaber told the board he supports that idea and that the getting the right mix of logging and conservation could require what he called “modernizing� federal environmental laws. “I want to make it very, very clear that I don’t support returning to past harvest levels or past practices,� Kitzhaber said. “I am a staunch and unwavering supporter of our nation’s environmental laws. But I also think that after 40 years it’s not unreasonable to take another look at them and see whether the rule might have changed in the last four decades.� Congress is considering several bills that would change the rules for logging in federal forests, including one introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., that would

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Gov. John Kitzhaber tells the Oregon Board of Forestry about his vision for improving federal forest management.

DIVERSITY n Continued from page 2 will go toward hiring professional staff for the cultural centers, which have previously relied on graduate students and volunteers for hosting cultural or academic events. “The university has an explicitly stated goal now to do everything we can to try and equalize success across all identity groups,� said Angelo Gomez, the interim executive director of the office of equity and inclusion. “Not only that, but to achieve greater success for all students.� Around the time OSU received word it would be awarded the grant, a video swept across the campus community, calling the university out for lacking a diverse student body on campus. The video, titled “The Black Beavers [Spoken Word] – UCLA Black Bruins Response,� was uploaded to YouTube on Dec. 11, 2013, and had more than 6,500 views on Thursday. “The video was only a response to echo the recent experiences of some of

ral resources adviser Brett Brownscombe. “How does the state weigh in?� Brownscombe said several similar bills may end up getting rolled into one federal forest management bill, and that state leaders might have some influence over which policy changes are included in the final version. “The Board of Forestry has traditionally stayed within the bounds of state and private forests,� said Chad Davis, a senior policy analyst with the Oregon Department of Forestry. “The board is rais-

the black students at UCLA,� explained Meleani Bates, the internal coordinator at the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center. “Indeed some people may feel as if students of color have an equal opportunity for success in higher education, (but) it is important to note that this is not the reality for many students of color.� Administrators and faculty throughout OSU have made known their support and appreciation for the students and message involved with the video. “We’re very supportive and profoundly moved, frankly, by the video,� said Steve Clark, vice president of university relations and marketing. “Immediately upon receiving the video, we called together a group of university leaders to do several things.� Clark said the first move university leaders made was to reach out to the students who had made the video and directly communicate their support and agreement. The university leaders also reviewed current university efforts to improve campus recruitment, retention and success, deciding which efforts were working well

ing its voice because federal forests affect state lands.� The state forestry board is advocating for “business relationships� among local, state and federal governments as well as the private sector to pool funds for forest management. It’s also requesting legal protection for logging projects that encourage collaboration and gain support from a wide variety of stakeholders. Kitzhaber told the board he will have his own recommendations for reforming federal forest management later this year.

and which were not going as well as hoped. “For a university to have doubled the amount of diversity, that says we’re doing some things right,� Clark said. “That we have, over the last four to five years, had a status quo percentage of African American enrollment says we need to do better. That we have retention needs among African American and Native American students says we need to do better.� The university anticipates significant improvement through the programs that will be funded by the Meyer Memorial Trust grant. To continue diverse population growth at OSU, the administration has set specific goals and timeframes for enrollment standards. Additionally, there will be an open meeting Tuesday at the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, with administrative faculty and staff, to discuss concerns of students as well as university plans of action. Kaitlyn Kohlenberg Campus reporter

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revamp the management of 2.1 million acres of forestland in Western Oregon. Another bill that would increase logging in all national forests has support from U.S. Reps. Greg Walden, Peter DeFazio and Kurt Schrader. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana also has a bill that would add wilderness and logging projects on federal lands in his state. “Now that Congress is looking at changing federal forest management policy, we’re asking: What should that look like?� said Kitzhaber’s natu-

ASHLAND — A petition aims to impose stricter gun laws in the city of Ashland but it has some worried the proposed restrictions could infringe on their Second Amendment rights. The group ‘Citizens For A Safe Ashland’ is circulating the online gun safety petition on Change.org. So far they have about 150 signatures. It’s caught the attention of City Councilwoman Carol Voisin who said, “A lot of things can happen around firearms, and I think the more we can do to protect our children the better off we are going to be. To me that’s why it’s important. It’s about the children and it’s about public safety.� The group is proposing two city ordinances. One would make it illegal to carry a loaded firearm in public spaces. It would also make it illegal for anyone carrying a weapon, clip or magazine to refuse a Peace Officer’s request to inspect the items. Voisin said, “It’s basically moderate, practical control of firearms in Ashland. That’s all it is.� But some say the proposals go too far. “What this appears to do is to be chipping away at the Second Amendment, and it’s in conflict with Oregon statute. So on face value, this ordinance is illegal� said Robert McKean, Oregon Firearms Federation Spokesperson. McKean added, “Oregon statute tells you when and where you can carry firearms, and this goes beyond that and is now going to the local community to basically override what the state has said are the rules and regulations.� The second proposed ordinance would make it a crime to allow minors access to a loaded or unloaded firearm without permission from a parent or guardian. Violating either ordinance would be a Class “A� misdemeanor. A number of Oregon cities have similar laws including Portland and Salem. Councilwoman Voisin is presenting the proposal on behalf of ‘Citizens For A Safe Ashland’ at a council study session on February 3rd.


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SUN BEAR n Continued from page 1 called “beruang madu,” which translates to honey bear. As it turns out, these bears have a real sweet tooth. “They love, love, love, love honey — they’re obsessed with it,” Stokes said. “They will tear a tree to shreds to get their paws on some honey.” Stokes is a recipient of the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity award at OSU to support her research with the Bornean sun bears, an endangered species. She wants to use visual and audio documentation of the bears as an impactful way to educate the greater scientific community and the public on them, while quantitative data on the bears is still being collected. The title of Stokes research is, “Behavior observation study on Bornean sun bears.” The sun bears play an important role in the forests of Borneo. “Sun bears literally propagate the forest, keep the trees healthy, keep the forest healthy, cycle the nutrients in the soils and keep the termite populations down,” Stokes said. “They are ecosystem engineers; they create habitats for other animals.” Borneo is one of the most ecologically diverse areas of the world. However, agricultural development and deforestation threaten this area. “By putting energy and awareness

into the conservation of sun bears, we’re also protecting habitats that are being lost,” Stokes said. “We want more people to know about the bears, so we can actually work to save them.” In terms of conservation, the little awareness regarding the bears’ existence is a challenge Stokes faces when trying to save the sun bear. “Most people know about orangutans,” Stokes said. “Orangutans and sun bears are basically at the same level in terms of charismatic species within their environment and they are both endangered across COURTESY OF Jocelyn Stokes the forests of Eastern Malaysia.” Despite maintaing a high tolerance for other creatures, sun bears are feisty little animals According to Stokes, and can be aggressive toward one another. if you visit the World Wildlife Foundation different yoga poses — either balancing environment. website and look at what species areenAn example of this is how they go on one foot or holding certain stretches dangered in Borneo, sun bears are not about eating a coconut. for long periods of time. even mentioned. Stokes will continue her research in “They dig a hole in the dirt to create a “They are the smallest of the small- perfect leverage point, pick the coconut Borneo with the sun bears until the end est bears in the whole world and are up, slam it down onto the ground in that of summer. extremely adorable,” Stokes said. certain spot,” Stokes said. Dacotah-Victoria Splichalova Sun bears may be small in size, but Stokes also observed the sun bears’ Science reporter they are mighty resourceful within their flexibility. She’s seen the bears doing managing@dailybarometer.com

MARIJUANA n Continued from page 1 one of 20 states where medical marijuana is legal, a step behind Colorado and Washington, which both legalized recreational marijuana. Once the bill was approved, Smith and Lewis jumped into action. Both were seniors at Oregon State at the time but chose to drop out in order to launch the dispensary. From the first idea of the business, the partners knew they wanted a completely transparent enterprise that would allow people access to the treatment they need within a reliable business, and they hope to change the public opinion of medical marijuana use. In other words, no backdoor deals in a “sketchy” part of town. “We started with a passion of wanting to help people,” Lewis said. “Then we sought people to solidify and validate our business.” Smith and Lewis went to various meetings and presented their business proposal to the city authority. “We knew we had to get city approval and as long as we are by the law, it’s OK,” Smith said. After acquiring city approval, The Healing Center joined the Downtown Corvallis Association and purchased the storefront. “We are just another business; we are a part of historic downtown and we want to give back,” Lewis said. “We want to provide a medical service to people in need.” The store is located between Stoker’s VitaWorld and Transform massage therapy. The partners hope the businesses can work together to offer a wide range of alternative healing.

Lewis and Smith are medical marijuana cardholders and found that the treatment worked better than more conventional methods of medicine and physical therapy. Smith injured his shoulder three years ago, while Lewis suffers from chronic stomach and gastrointestinal pain. “Cannabis has improved my life,” Lewis said. As a dispensary, they do not grow marijuana on the property but rely on a vast network of Oregon farmers. By law, they are required to sell only an Oregon-grown product. They plan on selling a whole host of alternative healing products, including hemp seed and cannabis-infused lotion. When the licensing law becomes valid in March, dispensaries will be operating under a set of temporary laws. The Oregon Health Authority is working on more concrete rules that should be released within the next two weeks. The temporary laws require a valid license and placement of dispensaries cannot be within 1,000 feet of each other or a K-12 school. The Rules Advisory Committee to the Oregon Health Authority was established in September 2013 and was tasked with researching and problem solving potential issues of implementation. The committee includes medical marijuana dispensary owners and Oregon law enforcement officers, including Corvallis Chief of Police Jon Sassaman. Sassaman is hopeful that dispensaries will follow the rules and regulations set in place so they can fill prescriptions ordered by a doctor, much like the system of traditional prescriptions filled and distributed at pharmacies. “So long as the systems and controls are in place, it should meet the stan-

dards of people getting what they need,” Sassaman said. Sassaman is aware of the potential complications that these dispensaries could cause. Topping the list is driving under the influence of marijuana, increased youth and illegal access to the drug, increased emergency room or rehabilitation facilities patients and reallocation of law enforcement officer’s time to regulate cannabis use. “I have concerns of youth having access to what still is a controlled drug,” Sassaman said. Before the dispensary opens, it is difficult to gauge the impact on the community, but Sassaman has looked to the ramifications of Colorado’s legalization to estimate what Corvallis could experience. “The dispensaries have a moral responsibility to follow the established rules,” Sassaman said. “If the system works, there shouldn’t be a problem.” Safety is also a concern for the business partners who want to solidify a positive public image with completely legal practices. There will be two security guards on the premises at all times to monitor traffic. The Healing Center’s customers must have a valid Oregon Medical Marijuana card to enter the store and purchase products, but the center will also have a lounge area for people who want to gain more information. “We can educate anyone, sit down and explain where we are coming from,” Smith said. “We know that this can really help Corvallis, so we want to be a really transparent organization.” Emma-Kate Schaake City reporter managing@dailybarometer.com

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CAFE n Continued from page 1 cafe will sell food made with local ingredients. “We focus on locally sourced food and buy local as much as possible,” Davidson said. “It just makes sense; it’s all right here.” Buying local, from meat to beer and everything in between, has been a part of his business model from the start, and Davidson said the Mid-Willamette Valley has made it easy. “It’s the best stuff in the world, so why not?” Davidson asked. Cloud and Kelly’s and The Downward Dog serve a variety of beers made in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. “The state of Oregon is a kind of Beervana,” Davidson said. The construction is still in the early stages and must be completed before Davidson can apply for city permits, inspection and approval, so he has held off announcing the cafe until now. While he does not have a specific date for the grand opening, if all goes well, he hopes to open before spring.

BOARD n Continued from page 1 Gov. John Kitzhaber signed Senate Bill 270 into law in July 2013. The bill allowed for three major Oregon universities — OSU, Portland State University and the University of Oregon — to create individual governing boards for purposes related to operating budgets, university president accountability and other policies. “That alone is a significant change,” Reeves said. “We’ve been part of the (Oregon University System) a long time, and the bill separates us from the system and from all the other institutions in the system.” Reeves said more decisions regarding the direction of the board and its impact toward the college will be primarily decided around March, following budget proposals for the 2015 biennium. “We’ll be hearing a lot more about this bill as time goes on,” Reeves said. OSU President Ed Ray said the meetings seem to be off to a great start. “They want us all to be successful,” Ray said. “They’re paying a lot of attention, and they’ve asked some good questions.” Kenneth Shaw, a consultant from the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, guided board members through workshops designed to enhance their leadership skills as a newly established board. Shaw’s exercises focused on themes such as prudence, nurturance and courage. One of the first key concepts Shaw focused on was blame

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and how it often hinders progress in political environments. “It keeps people from being really creative,” Shaw said. Shaw outlined the importance of effective communication and maintaining open discussions among public officials. “Transparency is really going to be important,” Shaw said. “If you behave yourself and you talk about the issues and have differences, that’s OK.” Ray said the board is likely to experience criticism as opposed to a more private environment. “We live in a fishbowl,” Ray said. “Everything we do at the university is subject to scrutiny.” Washington State President Elson Floyd’s experiences as a university president and board member provides expertise on OSU’s board. Floyd said that clarifying outward communication by having dedicated spokespersons with more organized ideas will prove vital for the brand-new board. “I would encourage us to think about that,” Floyd said. “We’re going to have to make some decisions regarding who will speak on behalf of the board.” Ray hopes the institutional governing board can maintain a well-organized pathway geared toward institutional success. “Most boards are actually fine,” Ray said. “Some are more high performing than others, but that’s what these conversations are about.” The next meeting, which continues Friday between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., will cover discussions involved with future operating budgets, OSU’s strategic plan and shared governance. Sean Bassinger

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or the first time in his Oregon State career, Eric Moreland got the opportunity Thursday night to play a game at Gill Coliseum with his mom in attendance. Oregon State ought to figure out a way to get her to every game. If Moreland’s performance against Stanford was any indication of what’s to come, the Beavers have a chance to make some noise in a conference in which they were picked to finish third-to-last. The junior forward was that good in the Beavers’ 81-72 win over the Cardinal, Moreland’s third game back from a 12-game suspension. He grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked four shots, but those numbers should come as no surprise. Moreland finished second in the Pac-12 in rebounding last year and has twice set OSU’s single-season record for swats. It was what he did on the offensive end of the floor that was particularly eye-opening. He scored 17 points — not a careerhigh (20), but close — and led the team in assists with four, tying a career-high. But not even those numbers tell the whole story. See GARRETT | page 6

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Freshman guard Hallice Cooke started the game with all eyes on him, and he ended the game the same way. Cooke made his first collegiate start for the Oregon State men’s basketball team in the Beavers’ Pac-12 home opener Thursday against Stanford, then made key plays down the stretch in a closely contested matchup. He took his time to step up, going 1-for-5 in the first half. OSU still took a five-point lead into halftime but needed Cooke’s fire after the break as he totaled 13 of his 16 points. The Beavers held Stanford at arm’s length until the very end and finished with an 81-72 victory in Gill Coliseum. “Gill Coliseum was live,” Cooke said. “They gave us life at the end to help us close it out.” It was a career-high for the freshman guard, who made all four of his field goal attempts in the second half, including a pair of 3-pointers. The only criticism that head coach Craig Robinson could find came in the waning seconds of the game as Cooke dribbled the clock out with the game in hand. “You can’t dribble it and hold it like in the NBA— they’ll call a five-second call,” Robinson said. “But I was probably being a little over-protective.” Cooke got some early advice from junior guard Challe Barton, who took

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Freshman guard Hallice Cooke claps his hands in celebration during Thursday night’s win against Stanford in Gill Coliseum. a backseat role as Cooke started in his place. “I missed my first two attempts of the game, and Challe Barton came over to me and said, ‘Keep shooting, the next one is going to go in,’ and thankfully it did,” Cooke said. It was a back-and-forth encounter

the whole way — Oregon State’s 10-0 run midway through the first half was the only time that either team scored four consecutive field goals. That run gave the Beavers a lead for good, but neither team took command until the final seconds as OSU’s margin didn’t stray into double digits

until less than a minute remained. “There is a level of toughness about this team that we haven’t had in my previous five years,” Robinson said. “This was a team effort all the way from practice preparing for this game See Basketball | page 6

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Oregon State looks to slow down Oregon’s potent offense Saturday, Monday By Mitch Mahoney THE DAILY BAROMETER

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Junior Pat Rollins eyes his opponent against Boise State in Gill Coliseum on Nov. 24, 2013.

Wrestling looking for improvement entering weekend Oregon State travels to Stanford on Saturday, to CSU Bakersfield on Sunday for Pac-12 dual meets

fied with where they are and expect to turn things around this weekend when they travel to Stanford on Saturday and then to CSU Bakersfield on Sunday. “We didn’t really compete as well as we By Andrew Kilstrom should have and we left a lot of points on the THE DAILY BAROMETER scoreboard (in the last two tournaments),” Oregon State entered the 2013-14 season Zalesky said. “Our guys haven’t been consisranked the highest it had ever been, No. 6 tent so I’m looking for consistency when we in the nation, in head coach Jim Zalesky’s step out on the mat, from top to bottom.” tenure. One reason for the Beavers’ recent strugAfter a disappointing 3-4 start in dual gles has been the inconsistency of their top competition, the Beavers have dropped all wrestlers. the way to No. 34 and are 0-1 in Pac-12 play. Their highest-ranked members — seniors Oregon State saw some success at the Scott Sakaguchi and RJ Pena, and junior Reno Tournament of Champions, placing six Taylor Meeks — have all fallen from their wrestlers, and followed the performance up preseason rankings after some uncharacwith a ninth-place showing at the Southern teristic losses. Scuffle last weekend. See WRESTLING | page 6 Still, Zalesky and the Beavers are not satisn

Last year, when the Beavers and Ducks women’s basketball teams played their Civil War games, little was riding on the outcomes aside from pride. When last season concluded, the Beavers and Ducks held the two worst records in the Pac-12. The Beavers were 10-21, and the Ducks were 4-27. Circumstances have changed this year. The back-to-back Civil War games on Saturday and Monday will be much more significant than they were last year. The Ducks and the Beavers are much improved and looking to reassert themselves as Pac-12 contenders. “Both teams are coming into this game trying to prove that we’re not what we were last year and we’re better,” said sophomore center Ruth Hamblin. “It’s definitely a chip on the shoulder in that regard.” Each team’s improvement is evident in their midseason records. Oregon State sits at 8-6, 0-2 Pac-12, while the Ducks are at 9-4, 0-2 Pac-12. The Ducks’ improvement is directly related to a new style of play and the addition of freshman guard Chrishae justin quinn | THE DAILY BAROMETER Rowe. The new style has made the Ducks’ offense the most lethal in the Junior guard Ali Gibson scoops a layup toward the rim entire nation, and they average an against CSU Bakersfield on Nov. 11, 2013. astounding 101.7 points per game. Hamblin said. “I have to box her up because she’s elite Both Rowe and sophomore forward Jillian Alleyne are top-three scorers in the Pac-12. at rebounding.” Hamblin leads the Pac-12 in blocks per game at 3.43 Rowe averages 23.5 points a game while Alleyne averand will be called on to slow the Ducks offense down. ages 20.8 and leads the conference in rebounding. “If they come into the key, they are pretty much The new style of play has the Ducks playing at a blazingly fast pace. On defense, they swarm the ball asking for it,” Hamblin said. The Ducks and Beavers face off against each other handler to try and force errant passes and create turnovers. On offense, they look for fast-break oppor- at 5 p.m. Saturday in Eugene, and again Monday at 7 p.m. in Gill Coliseum. Both games will be shown live tunities off turnovers and in transition. Hamblin’s role will be primarily on the defensive on the Pac-12 networks. side of the ball. Mitch Mahoney, sports reporter “I can’t let Alleyne get looks in transition, and I have On Twitter @MitchIsHere to keep her off the block or hopefully block her shot,” sports@dailybarometer.com


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The Oregon State gymnastics team will head east for its first official meet of the 2014 season. They head to Columbus, Ohio, Saturday to face off against No. 19 Ohio State and Bowling Green at 1 p.m. pacific time. Oregon State is looking forward to battling another OSU this weekend. Associate head coach Michael Chaplin said last time they went to Columbus, they put “Oregon” on the scoreboard for the Beavers and “OSU” for the Buckeyes. “That can’t happen, we can’t have (just) Oregon up there,” Chaplin said. Despite the fight to be the best OSU in gymnastics, and past grievances, senior Kelsi Blalock and junior Chelsea Tang are focused on the task at hand. “We haven’t really thought

about it,” Tang said. “Every weekend we go out competing against everyone in the nation.” “We go out first off representing our school,” Blalock added. The Beavers took the title of best OSU gymnastics team last year when they defeated Ohio State in Corvallis in their second meet of the season. The team is coming off a solid performance at their Orange and Black meet Friday, where they were able clean up their routines. The exhibition meet was originally scheduled for early December, but was rescheduled due to the snow. The rescheduling was optimal for the team according to Tang, allowing them to have a home meet shortly before starting their traveling schedule. The team will look for their freshmen to fill the holes left in the lineup after four gymnasts, who accounted for nine routines, from the 2013 team graduated. Freshmen Madeline Gardiner, Megan Jimenez and Kaytianna McMillan are expected to make their collegiate debuts at the upcoming

meet. The freshmen made their unofficial debuts last weekend at the Orange and Black meet and left a positive impression on the team. “It was awesome to see how calm and collected they were,” Blalock said. Chaplin knew the Orange and Black meet was important for the freshmen to see how they would react to a larger crowd size than they saw during club gymnastics. As the new faces mix with experience from last year, the coaches are expecting a solid meet and to really see what the team can do. “Hitting as many routines as possible is our goal, and something that people can gauge our success on,” Chaplin said. “Hitting” a routine refers to a gymnast performing a routine with no major errors or deductions. The team will have six people on each event, totaling 24, and the scores from the top five performers from each event are added up for a total. The team can afford to miss

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The Oregon State gymnastics team celebrates during the Pac-12 Championships on March 23, 2013, in Gill Coliseum. one routine from each event, but if they happen to miss two from one event, it can be detrimental to their overall score. While the score for this

GARRETT n Continued from page 5 Moreland looked comfortable every time he received a pass in the high post, something we haven’t often seen from the player who almost entered last year’s NBA Draft. Instead of dribbling without a purpose, Moreland was decisive — and often correct — when it came to deciding what to do with the ball in his hands Thursday night. “He’s always been a high basketball IQ guy,” said head coach Craig Robinson. “He’s never been one to get a lot of turnovers or make bad plays. “What I liked about his game was he used his dribble very prodigiously, no over-dribbling. He used it to get to the basket, he used it to set himself up, draw (a defender) and hand it off to somebody else.” A high post that knew what to do with the ball was particularly important against Stanford’s 2-3 zone. Moreland probably should have had a few more assists had teammates been able to knock down shots he created for them. “I’m looking for (teammates) all the time,” Moreland said. “Not just trying

individual meet matters, Tang the nation and wanting to do knows that each meet is bigger our absolute best,” Tang said. than that. Scott McReynolds, sports reporter “Every weekend we go out On Twitter @scottyknows80 competing against everyone in sports@dailybarometer.com

to look for my shots, look to the rim every time.” Moreland, who said he’s learned to “slow himself down” on the court, finished with just one turnover in 33 minutes. One particular sequence midway through the second half perfectly captured the kind of all-around impact Moreland can have on a game. Stanford, which was on a 6-0 run, cut the OSU lead to two with 10:55 remaining. Moreland rebounded a Dwight Powell miss that would have tied the game, and on OSU’s next possession, he assisted on a Hallice Cooke 3-pointer. He grabbed another defensive rebound on Stanford’s next trip down the court before setting Olaf Schaftenaar up for a wide-open 3 that rimmed out. After collecting another Stanford miss — his third rebound in as many Cardinal possessions — Moreland extended the Beavers’ lead to seven with a layup. It was quite the two-minute sequence for a player whose team was in danger of letting a lead disappear. “(Moreland) did a fantastic job,” Robinson said. “He let me know how he was doing, he created havoc on defense, he was a threat offensively and he helped guys who lost their man. He

was all over the place.” The game helped Moreland make up for a subpar performance on the Beavers’ most recent road trip. Playing in a game for the first time in nearly 10 months — he was suspended for all of nonconference play for a “violation of team rules” — Moreland looked rusty in losses to Colorado and Utah. He committed more turnovers (seven) than he scored points (six), and averaged five fewer rebounds than he averaged last season. Some words of encouragement from his mom — who flew up from Houston on Thursday for her first Beaver home game — helped Moreland bounce back. “She was just like, ‘Keep your head up and do what you do best,’” Moreland said. He did, and the Beavers couldn’t be happier to have Moreland back. “If anybody doesn’t think we missed him while he was out,” Robinson said, “just take a look at this game.” Grady Garrett, sports reporter On Twitter @gradygarrett sports@dailybarometer.com

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Junior forward Eric Moreland dribbles the ball against Stanford on Thursday night.

BASKETBALL n Continued from page 5 to the final execution of it.” Junior forward Eric Moreland posted his first double-double in his third start of the season with 17 points and a game-high 15 rebounds, all of which were defensive boards. With a 38-33 edge on the glass over the Cardinal, Oregon State has yet to be outrebounded in Pac-12 play this season. On the defensive side, OSU held Stanford to only a pair of 3-pointers the entire game and 41.4 percent overall from the field. “I was really happy to see us being able to play 40 minutes of man-to-man,” Robinson said. “I don’t think we’ve done that in a while.” Senior guard Roberto Nelson led the team with 21 points on 6-for-12 shooting. Still, it was Cooke who took the attention, highlighted by a steal-and-dunk combo with 41 seconds left that gave the Beavers their first double-digit advantage. “Him handling the ball at the end with all that pressure, it’s beautiful,” Moreland said. Cooke knew all week that he would be starting but didn’t treat the game like he would have to play a primary role. “I just took as if I was coming off the bench,” Cooke said. “Coach was making a big deal out of it, telling me I was nervous. … I just tried to do the same thing I did coming off the bench: let the game come to me.” The win gives the Beavers their first conference victory in three tries after two road losses to Colorado and Utah. “The past couple games, we’ve been down there close every time and we couldn’t pull through,” Cooke said. “This game we pushed through. We got the stops we needed and we were able to close it out.” Josh Worden, sports reporter On Twitter @WordenJosh sports@dailybarometer.com

Both Meeks and Sakaguchi began the year ranked No. 1 in their respective weight classes, but Meeks has dropped to No. 15 in the 197-pound weight class while Sakaguchi has sunk to No. 11 in the 149-pound weight class. Pena was ranked as high as No. 6 this season but has fallen to No. 14 in the 157pound weight class. Zalesky attributed lack of effort and preparedness to the trio’s recent performance. “They’re not wrestling well right now and they’re not wrestling with enough effort in their matches,” he said. “They’re showing up and shaking hands but they’re not giving the effort I know they can give. I know they can get better and wrestle harder and put more points on the scoreboard.” OSU enters the weekend’s duals with question marks at the 125-pound, 133pound and 165-pound weight classes. Zalesky said there would be wrestle-offs at each weight class at the conclusion of Thursday’s practice to determine who would get the nod against Stanford. Junior Pat Rollins has wrestled at 125 in duals, while sophomore Drew Van Anrooy has held the 133-pound slot and junior Alex Elder the 165-pound slot for Oregon State in the majority of its duals this season. Ultimately, the wrestlers who contribute the most points will hold down the vacant positions. “Those spots are up for grabs so we’ll see who takes it,” Zalesky said. “Whoever takes it has the job. I’m looking for guys that will consistently put points on the

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Sophomore Drew Van Anrooy battles against Stanford on Jan. 19, 2013, in Gill Coliseum. scoreboard.” Injuries are oftentimes an issue at this point in the season — Oregon State is nearly halfway through its schedule — but Zalesky said his squad has done well in that department. While some wrestlers have battled nagging ailments, Zalesky said injuries haven’t been a factor in OSU’s slow start to the season. “Guys are dinged up here and there, but if you’re at practice and wrestling hard, you’re never going to be 100 percent,” he said. “You can use it as an excuse but when it’s go time you just have to go.” While the 3-4 start isn’t what Oregon

State had hoped for, there’s still more than enough time to turn things around starting Saturday at Stanford. Zalesky said effort will be the deciding factor as to whether or not the Beavers can improve upon last year’s last-place finish at the NCAA Championships. “We have to do a lot better, we have to compete a lot harder and we have to have a lot more effort,” he said. “If we don’t we’ll be sitting in the stands at the NCAA Tournament watching instead of wrestling.” Andrew Kilstrom, sports editor On Twitter @AndrewKilstrom sports@dailybarometer.com


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editor. Nay to the realization that the year 2000 is now 14 years ago. “Survivor” debuted on TV, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (the book) was released, George W. Bush was elected president and all us children were riding around on Razor scooters. Times were much simpler then. Yea to the severe lack of scooterriding these days. It was terrible trend. To parents everywhere, we’re sorry about that one. Nay to the current crop of children who will look back at the year 2014 and say, “They had print newspaper then?” in the same way we talk about VCRs now. Yea to people returning and Corvallis not looking like an abandoned city anymore. Nay to going to class. It becomes increasingly difficult as that degree looms closer. Yea to having two separate classes with ASOSU higher-ups. Double yea to both of those classes having German professors. Triple yea to one of the classes being “Politics and the Media.” Nay to going back to the no-sleep, eat-at-bizarre-times lifestyle we all have during the term. The sleepoften, eat-at-normal-times one during winter break was much better. Yea to winter break. It’s truly the only time to be as lazy as humanly possible and face zero repercussions. Yea to board games, drinking, gambling, sleeping, watching TV and movies, getting tired of the snow on the ground, not going to class, video games, giving presents, getting presents and sitting around, doing absolutely nothing and having a great time anyway. Oh, and family, too — we should probably put that in here. Nay to being nostalgic about winter break already. Nay to winter break being too long and spring break being too short. Yea to the return of “Sherlock.” For those who still haven’t watched “Sherlock,” shame on you. Nay to it not airing in the U.S. until Jan. 19. Yea to other means of acquiring the U.K. version. Perfectly legal means, of course. We would never. The space ninjas gave us the first two episodes of “Sherlock.” Nay to going one whole month without working at the newspaper. All those things mentioned earlier were amazing and relaxing, but our instincts as editors were going berserk as we saw all the other papers reporting on things we wanted to cover. Yea to pizza and coffee, an all-toofrequent combination in the newsroom. It probably sounds disgusting to everyone else, but other news people understand. Or they don’t, and we’re just cracked. Nay to the sports purgatory in between football and baseball seasons. Yea to “oral dominoes.” See you at the Peacock.

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t some point in your college career, you might have paused to consider how important your grade point average will be in future attempts to land your dream career — or a career that comes with your dream salary. Maybe you tried calculating how much you could get away with when a class is overwhelming or teachers make it impossible for you to do well. GPAs serve various purposes. A great GPA in school may allow you to earn a scholarship or two, and a decent GPA is essential in maintaining good academic standing. If you have been enrolled for two or more terms at Oregon State University and have a cumulative

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Scottaline GPA below 2.0, you will be put on academic probation, according to OSU’s General Catalog. Your GPA can also determine if you are eligible to attend graduate school. As with most endeavors in college, this is closely related to your future success in obtaining and maintaining a career. However, your GPA is not the only thing that matters — there should

be an allowance for life. Say you’re working two jobs while enrolled as a full-time student, and you’re involved in extra hands-on studies that will benefit your resume and give you experience. Do you need a perfect GPA as well? I say no. Employers want to know that you can do the job, and that any curveball thrown your way will be hit out of the park. That means they need to see that you’re a go-getter, that you pursued what you wanted to do by getting out there and either experimented with different lines of work or gained experience in the field you know you want to pursue. Steven Rothberg, president and

founder of CollegeRecruiter.com, considers GPAs only one contributing factor in whether an applicant is a good fit for a job. If you’re worried about what your GPA will look like on a resume, whatever you do, don’t leave it out. Access Washington, the governmental website for the state, suggests replacing your cumulative with your major’s GPA, but only if you specify the change. There are a few other ways to get around showing your cumulative GPA, but I wouldn’t encourage them. Just do the work while you’re in school. If all else fails, amp up your experience (make sure to acquire some first, and then amp it up; don’t lie). See SCOTTALINE | page 8

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ow that we are entering winter term, and the cloudy, rainy months that dominate the Willamette Valley will soon be upon us, I believe it is important to mention mental health. In this particular case, Seasonal Affective Disorder. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that often occurs during the fall, and lasts through the winter months. Its symptoms are very similar to depression, yet the effects are often only temporary. SAD can occur during the early summer or spring, but this is less common. SAD can sap your energy, and make you feel hopeless, depressed,

have anxiety, social withdrawal, cause oversleeping, loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, appetite changes, difficulty concentrating and weight gain. The exact cause of SAD is unknown, but there are several treatment options: phototherapy (or light therapy), psychotherapy and in some cases medication. The Valley Library has lamps that are available for light therapy, and Counseling & Psychological Services is located in the top floor of Snell Hall. The CAPS office also has the Mind Spa available, a great place for you to get away from your daily stresses. Using a computer program, you can practice meditation routines, breath-

or be depressed, make an appointment at CAPS. Only a psychological expert can diagnose you, and tell you which form of depression you may be Tyler experiencing. Having a few “blue” days doesn’t necessarily mean you have SAD or ing techniques and ways that you can are depressed. However, a constant use your mind to relax and de-stress. down mood, accompanied by the above symptoms, may mean you The Mind Spa is free of charge. have either disorder. If you’re expeYou may want to talk to a therapist riencing any of the above symptoms, before using the Mind Spa, so that I urge you to make an appointment they can help you organize a stress at CAPS. or depression treatment program, t and help you initiate it. Tyler Pike is a senior in agricultural sciences. The Only a therapist can determine opinions expressed in Pike’s columns do not necessarily if you have SAD or a more serious represent those of The Daily Barometer staff. Pike can be issue. If you think you may have SAD reached at forum@dailybarometer.com.

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ears ago, I wrote a weekly column in The Barometer about relationships. Back then, I was an idealist, swimming in glittering lakes of rainbows and the possibility of love. I was a little naive. But I know I never followed my own advice — I was too caught up in the possibility of it all. I, like so many, had a plan: go to college, meet a nice boy, graduate, marry and live the longed for happilyever-after. That’s what all the movies told me to do, and working in the film industry, I couldn’t be a heretic. But planning can be fruitless folly, and in youth, impulse can overrule rational thought. Since then, I’ve learned some more logical practices and rules when it comes to dating. During my experience out in the “real world,” I’ve had my heart scratched, scarred and then run over with a beautiful green Camaro. It turns out, a healthy relationship is not what we see on the perfectly groomed, shot, lit and edited silver screen. Since I can’t go back to the carefree and reckless days of my youth, I hope that you will follow some of my hardearned advice. Prioritize your own life. It’s so easy to get caught up in a relationship. You want to spend every moment together and a night apart is like being ripped from the inside and scattered across the beer-stained floors of the nearest dive. Learn to enjoy your alone time. You can’t be happy in a relationship until you’re happy on your own. Study abroad, meet new people,

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Bend City Council puts fire levy question to voters By David Nogueras

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BEND — Bend voters will have a chance in May to weigh in on a proposal to increase funding for fire and emergency services. On Wednesday night, Bend’s City Council unanimously voted to put a temporary, 5-year local option levy on the ballot. The measure would bring in about $2 million a year through a property tax increase of 20 cents per thousand dollars of assessed value. This summer, Bend Fire Chief Larry Langston told council that emergency funding hasn’t keep pace with recent population growth. Langston wants to reduce response times by adding addi-

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tional ambulance crews. Before councilors agreed to put the question to voters, many voiced support for the measure itself. “This translates directly into saving lives,” said Bend Mayor, Jim Clinton. “Regardless of what other disagreements we might have, this really is one we need to all support.” A recent survey of 500 likely-voters conducted by Portland-based DHM Research found 60 percent would support the measure. The survey was paid for by the city and the rural fire district and had a margin of error of 4.4 percent.

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SALEM — On Jan. 1, the tax on a pack of cigarettes increased by 13 cents in Oregon, which puts the state almost in the middle of the nation in terms of its tobacco tax. Smokers throughout the Mid-Valley, and the businesses supporting their habit, didn’t create much of a ruckus over the increase; in fact, few seemed to notice. Oregon now ranks 28th among the states for its smokers’ tax of $1.31 per each standard 20-count package of cigarettes, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. New York, meanwhile, levies a state tax of $4.35 per pack, which when combined with local sales taxes brings the total tax on a pack of smokes to $5.85, the second-highest tax on cigarettes in the country (Chicago is first). Coupled with the mandatory federal excise tax of $1.01 per pack and the overhead price of the cigarettes, smokers in the Empire State pay, on average, about $14.50 per pack of cigarettes. It should be enough to take one’s breath away literally and figuratively. William Josephs, of Chandler, Ariz., returning

home last week after a holiday visit with family in Polk County, was leaving the Tobacco Pouch shop in West Salem. The store sells cigarettes, cigars, bulk tobacco and beer, wine and soda. After stocking up on a couple of cartons of Marlboro Reds, Josephs said he’d spent more than $100 for the 20 packs of cigarettes, which he hoped would get he and his wife through their multi-day return drive to Arizona. He said his home state’s tax on cigarettes is higher than Oregon’s ($2 per pack) so even with Oregon’s hike to $1.31 per pack, he was still paying less than at home. “If I were smart, I’d fill the back seat with bunches of cartons,” Josephs said. “But the wife’s trying to quit.” Robert Hassett, 66, of Salem said his cost to smoke seems to “increase all the time.” “But at my age, I just learn to live with it. I planned to quit when the price of two cartons cost $100, but as you can see, that hasn’t happened yet,” Hassett said with a chuckle at the Tobacco Pouch as he purchased a carton of Winston cigarettes for himself costing $54.75 and a carton of Marlboros for his wife that retailed for $55.85.

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LORTS n Continued from page 7 go out to parties or bars stag. Growth is important and molding yourself to someone else’s interests leaves you a hollow, incomplete person. Go slow. Believe me, getting caught up in a whirlwind of longing and being swept away by terms of endearment, snuggles and tickle fights is hard to reject. But passion can be short-lived and mask deeper problems in compatibility. A strong basis of friendship

and respect leads to enduring love. No one is sexy and energetic forever. Because of this, the friend zone is a fabulous place to be. It’s where healthy, lasting relationships begin. Love means wanting the best for our partners and not holding them back so they’ll stay closer to us. Allow those you love to explore, grow and build lives of their own. Encourage them to develop their interests and then smile, nod and feign interest at their excitement. There’s no rule that says we all need to enjoy the same things, but you’ll probably

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We’ve all heard it before, but it’s true that sometimes it’s not what you know but who you know. Networking can be a great way to get around a not-so-impressive GPA. This method of avoidance is much more acceptable in my mind then manipulating your GPA. Yes, some may argue that networking is a form of manipulation, but networking requires people skills. People will enjoy being around you — and having you on their team — if you have something to offer and if you care about more than just yourself. Having an outstanding GPA is impressive, and good for you if you’ve managed it. Proof, however, is what will get you the job. Investment banking, physician assistant, aerospace engineering and management consultant are examples of jobs that value a high

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enjoy their excitement more than their new interest, if not their new interest itself, because happiness is like a benign, ever-expanding cancer. I know you feel like you’re really old and your life is sprinting by. In reality, you have years to cultivate relationships and perhaps find a life-long partner. Don’t rush it, or a sports car might target your heart. t

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and has a BA in film production. The opinions expressed in Lorts’ reviews do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Barometer staff. Lorts can be reached at forum@dailybarometer.com.

GPA, according to Christina Caldwell, author of the article, “What Jobs Require a High GPA?” And understandably so. But proving you’re a worthy candidate for a position can supplement or even replace an outstanding GPA. Ultimately, your drive to succeed and the amount of time you put into the pursuit of your career while you’re still in college will provide a better chance at a career after you graduate. If you’re asking yourself, “How much does my GPA really matter in the long run?” while clicking “next episode” on Netflix, maybe it matters more than you think. But if you’re running around like a madman, always seizing the next impressive opportunity to tack on to your resume, chances are your GPA can take the hit. t

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