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mom started doing it [when] she was pregnant with me. Eve Ferguson

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Eve Ferguson, a freshman studying food science at OSU, performs under the stage name Hafsa for the Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild on Thursday.

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oving gracefully through the crowd, Hafsa makes her way toward the stage. A scimitar balances delicately upon her head as her body moves elegantly with the beat of the music. All eyes fall on her in awe as she dances, silk-like motions coupled with control over her balance. After the performance, Hafsa replaces this persona, returning to her identity as Eve Ferguson, a freshman food science major at OSU. On stage, Ferguson assumes the name of Hafsa, an Arabic name meaning cub lioness. Ferguson is a member of the Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild, a non-profit organization that puts on free shows every Wednesday at the Old World Deli. Though only having taken up sword dancing four years ago, it has been a facet of Ferguson’s life for as long as she can remember. “I’ve been belly dancing since I could walk,” Ferguson said. “My mom started doing it [when] she was pregnant with me.” Ferguson’s mother taught her much of what she knows today. “My mom’s a belly dancing teacher, so I took advanced classes with her,” Ferguson said. “But I’ve been learning from her my whole life.” With a chuckle, Ferguson said YouTube videos are also helpful. Learning to belly dance can be a long process. Ferguson notes one of the most difficult parts of belly dancing is isolating the different parts of the body. “A lot of times we don’t think about it, but the movement that we’ll do with our arm, we’re actually moving everything else like our shoulder and our rib,” Ferguson said. “So just

isolating your shoulder or your ribs is really hard to do without moving your arm or something else. And that is what belly dancing is: Isolating very specific parts of your body.” Before coming to Corvallis, Ferguson performed frequently in her hometown of Kenai, Alaska. She has performed in Oregon, as well. “I have a lot of good memories [of] when we lived in Oregon,” Ferguson said. “Every summer we’d go to the renaissance and country fairs a lot of core performances happened there. I’d go with my mom, and those were always fun. I wasn’t the main attraction, but I was like the tip girl, which was pretty cool.” Ferguson’s family past drew her to the Guild. Her mother went to college at OSU. She describes her part in the guld as a family tradition. “That’s probably the main reason I found out about the Guild,” Ferguson said. “I wanted to keep belly dancing and I thought that that’d be the best way to stay regular.” The Guild was established in 1989 at the Old World Deli, where it continues to function. It is open for all who are interested, accommodating dancers and enthusiasts alike. The shows themselves are described to range from beginner to advanced levels, and contain a wide selection of music, styles and performers. Staying true to their roots, the shows have remained free since the Guild’s conception. “To my knowledge, it is the longest free belly dance show in America,” said performance coordinator Tia Knight. Like her sword dance routine, Ferguson finds an enjoyable balance between her dancing and studies at OSU. “It’s kind of like a stress release,” Ferguson said. “Everything else I do is related to school … when I don’t have to think about school it’s very nice.” Kyle Reed, news reporter news@dailybarometer.com

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OSU pre-dental society students share tips for good dental hygiene with third graders By McKinley Smith The Daily Barometer

Students in two classes at Adams Elementary in south Corvallis left school yesterday with bags full of toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss, as well as helpful tips for dental hygiene, courtesy of the students of the Oregon State University pre-dental society. “We’ve had three outreaches this week, so it’s been crazy,” said Awbrey Anderson, the activities coordinator for the pre-dental society. Three outreaches equates to nearly 90 students, she said. Chere Pereira, the chief pre-dental adviser said she suspects the society will have visited 20 schools in the area by the end of the academic year. “The teachers are very, very appreciative, and we get really nice thank you notes,” Pereira said. “And we get just the cutest ‘thank you’ notes from the children.” February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The pre-dental society students ask the gradeschoolers questions about how many times they should brush and floss, as well as proper brushing technique, demonstrated in the handout, “Brush with your family.” They also conduct a “Good or Bad?” worksheet with pictures of carrots, soda, apples and other foods. A giant model of a mouth, complete with toothbrush, helps students understand how to brush. “We basically go through it and teach them how to brush,” said Seena Maleki, a junior in general science with a predental option, and a member of the pre-dental society. “Brush at a 45-degree angle against the gum line so you can just dig in there between the gum and See DENTAL | page 2

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The 2013 Winter Career Fair links prospective employees with career opportunities By Jenson Vliss

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Eve Ferguson took up the art of belly dancing with the help of her mother, an OSU alumna.

Interviews will take place today on campus with the best students from Oregon State University’s Winter Career Fair. Having heard the different attributes among candidates for the past two days, the companies have refined their search to a select few. Steven Salgado, a senior in business administration, has interviews with Frito-Lay and Hewlett-Packard. Salgado is excited to be put through to the next round. “I am fortunate to have been selected,” Salgado said. “I gave them pure honesty and am thankful they appreciated what I have to offer.” David Dempsey, a senior in business management, attended the Winter Career Fair in hopes of finding full-time work after graduation this spring. “All business majors should be required to go,” Dempsey said. “I think these companies are looking for a diverse range of students to attend … They’re looking to talk to people, they’re looking to hire the [best] people for their companies.” Some companies, were just as excited to be there as students. “We really like OSU, they make it really easy for us to come down here and be a See FAIR | page 2


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The Associated Students of Oregon State University elections committee found Nick Rosoff guilty of all violations he had been charged with last night. Rosoff was found to have committed one major and five minor violations of election rules. Last week, the committee heard two complaints from Taylor Sarman, congressional clerk, and Jacob Vandever, Speaker of the House, who claimed Rosoff had begun campaigning before the first day candidates are allowed to campaign. Rosoff denied all allegations and left the

meeting before the committee finished deliberating. The committee found Rosoff had organized a series of meetings where he talked about opportunities in ASOSU next year and seemed to be promising jobs to people who signed up to work on his campaign. Rosoff also printed and distributed flyers at these meetings. Rosoff claimed he was just informing students about the election process and telling them about jobs that will soon become available to students. “Most students don’t know about ASOSU and I was trying to inform them about it,” Rosoff said during the hearing. The committee asked him if the meetings and fliers amounted to a campaign for president. “If these materials came out during campaign season, it would have been

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DENTAL n Continued from page 1 the tooth and get all the bacteria out.” One member of the society dons a giant tooth costume. “At the beginning, the students come up and introduce themselves, and then we have a surprise guest,” Maleki said. “That’s Mr. Tooth, who comes running in and gives the kids high-fives, and basically changes the atmosphere.” Maleki has been Mr. Tooth the past three outreaches. “I remember one little girl was like, ‘You’re really cool,’” Maleki said. As part of their plan to expand their outreach to older schoolchildren, the pre-dental society is revamping the curriculum. Brittany Oreste, a senior in general science and member of the pre-dental society, is developing a cartoon to showcase how some products, such as energy drinks, contain sugar. “This comic strip will be about the evil Mr. Plaque and

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his sugar minions,” Anderson said. In the cartoon, Mr. Plaque rallies an army of sugar cubes that pour into a child’s mouth via an energy drink and attack his teeth. The child goes to his dentist, Dr. Prevention, who tells him to brush twice a day and floss before bed. They’re also working on new questions, activities and a video modeled after “Crank dat Dental Floss,” a rap on YouTube about dental hygiene. For children in the fourth and fifth grades, the society hopes to bring up fluoride and braces. They’ll also focus on the differences between sugars from foods, like gummy bears versus fruit sugars. Before the society can implement its new program, it must complete the cartoon and produce its video. Then, it would need to be dentist approved and reviewed by Pereira. Anderson estimates its new curriculum will probably be ready by next year. In 2011, Pereira formalized

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Pre-dental students Jason Mah, Aubrey Anderson and Seena Maleki demonstrate how to brush teeth for Karsten Sullivan at Adams Elementary School in Corvallis. the curriculum so the information is accurate and consistent from one outreach to the next. In the same year, the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation gave the pre-dental society a grant. The grant is for Women Investing in Samaritan Health, and using these funds the society was able to purchase dental

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FAIR n Continued from page 1 part of this, they are very gracious with how they take care of us and how they promote the [Winter Career Fair],” said Jackie Jensen, general manager for the Clackamas Town Center, and Northwest district recruiter for Buckle. After looking through OSU’s curriculum, Marcy Sullivan, human resources manager for Charter Construction decided to make a debut at an Oregon State Career Fair. While her company came down primarily for project management positions, they still have room for others. “We have a lot of administrative positions within our company — accounting, marketing and home-owner liaison — which acts as a customer service element,” Sullivan said. “We are a growing business, we are looking for people who want to invest with us long-term. We invest in people and we are a great place to work. We are fun.” After the interviews conclude today, students will have to wait until the companies decide their own futures. Jenson Vliss, news reporter news@dailybarometer.com


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ea to flowers blooming outside our office windows. Nay to this possibly being a sign of global warming. Yea to ASOSU election drama starting before the election even begins. Nay to watching children bicker over who will be the king of Poo Mountain. Yea to a record day for website hits for, you know, that one editorial in Tuesday’s paper. Nay to voicing uninformed opinions. We never do such things. Yea to getting hate mail. To the person who emailed us to tell us to jump off a bridge, we are going to keep on living just to spite you. Nay to hearing complaints about how we aren’t writing enough puff pieces about [insert student group]. That is exactly the reason we exist as a newspaper, to print off thousands of copies full of newspeak and propaganda. Yea to drinking at the Peacock and retaking writing 121. Wait— Nay to retaking writing 121. All six of us on the editorial board received an “A.” And no, this isn’t bragging, because it’s writing 121. But we can’t say nay to drinking at the Peacock. That’s blasphemous. Yea to overhearing four students in a class berating the Barometer when one of our editors is 10 feet to their left, unbeknownst to them. Nay to people not understanding what an editorial means. Editorials don’t have bylines because it is the majority opinion of the editorial staff. Again, “opinion.” Say it with us. Every newspaper does this. We’re not trying to hide. Apparently some people who work here and post anonymous comments on our website still don’t understand the concept. Yea to 48 percent of U.S. presidents coming from fraternities. It’s a great statistic to use in an argument, especially since it’s an actual fact. Yea to us ending the discussion about that one editorial. Now. Nay to the discussion probably not ending for anyone else. Yea to getting digits and poppin’ bottles like a blizzard. Nay to irritable bowels. Yea to the wild card in the ASOSU presidential election making student government officials terrified. Nay to getting told an article about a remarkable human being isn’t remarkable because he is white. Yea to planting a miniature Christmas tree in your two square foot backyard and giving it a simple name, like “Steve.” Nay to forgetting about Steve the next morning. Yea to Linus Pauling’s birthday. Nay to sequestration. Yea to today being Oregon State baseball’s first home game. Yea to a mere 10 percent chance of rain in the forecast. Nay to the Beavers playing Bryant University. Who? Yea to sweatpants. Nay to people who think that it is alright to wear them to class. Is it really that hard to get dressed in the morning, children? t

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Breaking down the Greeks’ argument co-ops can pick and choose who Editor’s note: This guest column Matthew Palm joins. University Housing and is in response to letters to the editor Dining Services (UHDS), under published on Feb. 27. Those letters The First Year Experience, cannot were written in response to the editorial, “Greek life shouldn’t have Problem two is more obvious. except under special circumstancexception,” published on Feb. 26. These organizations attract a cer- es. Co-ops with religious themes tain kind of student, which is a can choose to reject LGBT students am writing in response to point of self-selection bias in such or atheist students whose identithose writers upset about a comparison. Point two is that ties or beliefs do not complement the First Year Experience. the organizations can discriminate the religious group running the The arguments presented by the among those interested in join- co-op, can they not? If so, then by authors on the First Year Experience ing. As such, claims that Greeks definition they are not providing the same enviare either wholly superfluous or can provide betronment as the actually explain why exactly Greeks ter than the First campus and an and co-ops should not be allowed Year Experience are Why can’t the exemption grantan exception on legal grounds. really not provable Greeks here show the ed to them would The arguments about GPA dif- at this point. That be begging for a same leadership in ferences are called “naive compari- is, unless the letter sons” because they do not control writers can point making a transition lawsuit. Even worse, if for self-selection bias in the popu- to a study in which to a policy that has the Greeks could lations we are talking about, nor individuals were demonstrably worked prove they provide do they tease out treatment effect. randomly selected better support Matthew Sheets can say people in into Greek life withat top tier public than the campus his organization have higher GPAs, out choosing and institutions in a genuinely ranbut he cannot say that they have then tracked over domized trial and higher GPAs than they would if they the course of their nation wide? then were granthad never been involved in a fra- educational experied an exemption, ternity or ever considered it. Why? ences to see if statheir process for That counterfactual, required for an tistically significant empirically valid analysis, does not differences were found in the GPAs selecting members would probably exist and cannot exist by definition. of those who did join Greek life need to fall under all the same legal standards UHDS’ and Oregon That is problem number one with versus those who didn’t. But the self-selection process all the claims made that Greek life See Palm | page 7 raises the larger point: Greeks and raises GPA.

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t’s easy in our busy lives to become mentally frenzied by our daily obligations. Stressors, such as financial pressures, schoolwork and job demands can encourage some to feel overwhelmingly negative about themselves and their situation. This burrowed pessimism can quickly manifest an unenthusiastic demeanor and unapproachable body language. While this negativity plagues us all from time to time, the best thing you can do when life is stressful is smile. Conjuring a fabricated grin can trick the brain, even if at the time you are paralyzed by stress. Regardless of if a smile is actually intentional, smiling causes a release of the feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine. According to Psychology Today columnist Dr. Gary Wenk, the human face is constructed with various fragile bones surrounding the sinuses. The muscles attached to these bones contract when one is happy or about to laugh. The slight distortion in these thin facial bones leads to increased blood flow to the prefrontal cortex, See HART | page 7

Letters to the Editor In response to Pride’s Feb. 25 column

Concealed handgun license holders are safest group of people I found the opinion piece that was written by Harrison Pride yesterday to be very, for lack of a better word, uninformed. He claims that, “In the two months after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting … there have been 1,793 gun-related deaths in the United States.” While this number, at first glance, seems quite large, one must keep in mind that the majority of these are, regrettably, suicides. Suicide is the number one gun-related killer in this country, not evil people. Reading through Pride’s article, and seeing remarks about how “We suck at using firearms,” and “allowing guns to be carried on campus … will cause more harm than good,” is honestly quite offensive as a gun owner, and yet again, uninformed. Google “crime statistics among concealed handgun license holders” and see what comes up. The resounding answer will be that concealed handgun license holders are basically the safest group of people you can surround yourself with. If you have gone to the lengths of getting your concealed handgun license, then you clearly are a law-abiding citizen. If you were going to commit a crime with your firearm you wouldn’t go get the police’s approval first. And finally, there is the issue of “I want to live in a place [that is] safe enough I don’t need to carry a gun in order to feel comfortable.” Well don’t we all want that? No one wants to have to defend themselves or their loved ones from a “crazy gunman.” Here is the true “cold, logical number” for you though: Murders are going down nationally, but violent crime is on a steady rise. While we all want to live in a place where we don’t have to carry to be safe, we don’t. The place we live is dangerous, and tragedies like the one in Connecticut just goes to show that saying “No guns allowed, Gun Free Zone” isn’t going to deter anyone with evil in their heart. Ryan Goold Sophomore in microbiology

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Professional staff included Since arriving here at OSU I have made it a habit to start my day by read-

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university, and then [publish it]. Megan Kernan This is probably not the first email Senior and friend of you are getting about this, but I many Greek students figured I would add to the flow to help drive home the point. I don’t know who on your staff wrote this article, but chances are it probably A student voice wasn’t being heard had to go through [a few levels] to It was quite painful for me to get published. And if not, you need read the editorial titled “Greek Life to re-evaluate your staff because this shouldn’t have exception.” As a senaarticle is one of the most ignorant, tor of the ASOSU, I helped write the stereotype flinging piece I have ever legislation that was referred to in the seen come from the Barometer; and beginning, and the interpretation that’s saying something. I would be couldn’t be more wrong. If there very interested in reading an article on why the First Year Experience pro- is any confusion, I’ve attached the gram is a bad move for the university, legislation, and highly encourage but the reason stated in this article the Barometer to publish it to clear may be the worst argued point the the air of misconceptions. ASOSU author could have possibly come up has not made an official statement with. It is riddled with stereotypes, at the current time [Feb. 26] about old data and absolutely no insight their support of a Greek exception to into the reality of Greek life. I am the First Year Experience. The article not a member of any Greek program stated that the ASOSU “reviewed” the myself, but I know plenty of people plan in both the House and Senate. who are. They are all great students This never happened. The ASOSU who are driven and committed to legislative body, through town halls, achieving their goals. It’s one of the constitute meetings, and delegate reasons they joined the Greek com- reports, realized that the student munity. The support structure in the voice wasn’t being heard on the Greek community is phenomenal First Year Experience. The JR-04.01 and most (if not all) of the sororities “Resolution for Student Involvement and fraternities have a standard of in First Year Experience” calls for GPA that all their members must three things to happen: A forum to be maintain to be allowed to particicreated by the ASOSU for the adminpate in social activities and remain a member of the Greek community. istration to hear the student voice on I am not a member and even I found the issue, delay the plan to the 20142015 year, and make all information this section particularly offensive: “We’d like to apologize for lumping about the plan readily available for all sororities and fraternities into a all students and student groups. group of partiers, binge drinkers There is nothing in the legislation and poor academic influences. We’re that calls for an exemption for Greek sure some of you are well-behaved, life. Delegates from student groups law-abiding, over-achieving, “A-plus” such as fraternities, sororities and citizens. We can’t, however, dismiss co-ops had come to us with concern about the plan. As representatives the worst cases.” These “worst cases” occur out- of the student body as a whole, we side of Greek life as well. Were you decided that their voice should be aware of that? If anything, when heard on a matter that would highly these “worst cases” happen in the impact their structure. The implicaGreek community, the problems are tions of every single freshmen living taken more seriously and issues are on campus go far beyond Greek life, investigated faster because it affects and have unanswered questions the entire community. If someone about the fiscal impact, handicap has a drinking problem it is more access and dorm capacity. Both the Assistant vice president in the Office likely to be noticed by someone in Senate and the House passed the of Human Resources the group, rather than some lonely resolution in the hopes that quesperson locked in their dorm room tions be answered before the policy with a bottle of vodka. is put into place. Editor’s note: The following letMy point is to think before you Kevin Coffey ters are in response to the editorial, speak. Or in this case, think before “Greek life shouldn’t have exception,” you approve such a stupid article Sophomore in civil engineering about an important part of your and senator for ASOSU published on Feb. 26.

ing the Barometer and for the most part find it to portray life and dialogue here at OSU in a positive manner. However, I do find it lacking in one area — a lack of stories or opinions about our other university members beyond faculty and students. I am amazed and proud [of] what our faculty and students are doing, and we should take time to recognize and highlight their accomplishments. What I would encourage is for the Barometer to look for opportunities to recognize the work and accomplishments of the thousands of employees we refer to as “staff”. We label this group as classified, unclassified, professional faculty, exempt and nonexempt — I prefer colleagues. If the Barometer is our community newspaper I would argue that it is only reasonable to expect that some attention be given to this part of that community. This group of community members keeps the power running, prepares our meals, ensures our safety, provides administrative support, prepares financial aid, and in general, perform every duty necessary to keep our community operating, except for teaching classes. They come from every walk of life and education level. They serve in our communities and demonstrate OSU values everyday. They are the group that support faculty and students in achieving and maintaining academic and research excellence. I am concerned that we take no opportunity to highlight them and their accomplishments in the Barometer. You can’t be a community newspaper and leave out an entire part of your community. I realize this is a student newspaper; however, I want to encourage the Barometer, and indeed all of us that read it, to never forget that a community is made up of many. Some of us teach, some of us learn, and some perform administrative and support work. Take time to recognize the group that supports all of us in becoming better students, teachers and researchers — our administrative staff, our colleagues. David M. Blake


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EUGENE — Oregon State was giving it to the Ducks. All the chips were falling in the Beavers’ (13-16, 3-13 Pac-12) favor. Up nine points against Oregon (23-6, 12-4 Pac-12) and two and a half minutes into the second half, sophomore forward Eric Moreland took a pass from junior forward Devon Collier and threw it down with one hand for a dunk that was easily the Beavers’ best of the year — except that it didn’t count. The officials called it a charge on Moreland and followed that up with a technical foul after he stared down Tony Woods while towering over him. The Ducks then proceeded to go on a 21-7 run and never looked back, beating Oregon State, 85-75, Thursday night in Eugene. “I thought they called a blocking foul and my emotions got the best of me,” Moreland said. “I looked down at him and you can’t do that, it’s taunting and I got a technical, which cost me my third foul.” The game was a tale of two halves. Oregon State shot 90 percent from the free throw line in the first, 61.1 percent in the second. The Ducks scored 34 points in the first half, 51 in the second. The statistical disparity was too much for the Beavers to overcome. “We had almost 10 turnovers in the second half, we had a couple of plays that changed the momentum of the game,” said head coach Craig Robinson. “When you play a team that’s ranked in the top 25 ... you can’t play one half of a game.” Roberto Nelson — who scored 22 points in the first half, but only nine neil abrew | THE DAILY BAROMETER in the second —agreed with his head Oregon State forward Joe Burton shakes his head in disgust after the Beavers fumbled another halftime lead, falling to No. 24 Oregon 85-75 in the See MEN’S BASKETBALL | page 5 Civil War rematch, this time at Matt Knight Arena in Eugene.

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No. 8 Scott Sakaguchi, a 149-pound junior, works for a pin against Arizona State’s Preston MacCalmon on Feb. 9 at Gill Coliseum.

No. 9 Oregon State looks to defend its Pac-12 Championship this weekend at the Pac-12 Tournament starting Saturday in Tempe, Ariz. The Beavers (11-4, 3-1 Pac-12) haven’t wrestled for two weeks after falling to No. 7 Virginia Tech in the Regional Duals on Feb. 17 at Gill Coliseum. After the time off, OSU is rested and ready to defend its conference title. “We definitely want to defend our Pac-12 Championship and prove we’re the best team in the league,” said No. 8 Scott Sakaguchi, a 149-pound junior. “As the defending champions, everyone is always gunning for us. Winning would make a big statement.” Knocking off No. 19 Boise State would be especially sweet for Oregon State, considering the Broncos (10-5, 5-1 Pac-12) won the last dual between the two rivals 19-15, on Jan. 5 at Gill Coliseum. After the Broncos, no one else in the conference stands much of a chance. Both Oregon State and Boise State are undefeated against the rest of the

Pac-12 in what were mostly blowout victories. “Some other teams might sneak in there but really I think it’s going to come down to us and Boise State,” said No. 4 Mike Mangrum, a 141-pound senior. “We lost to Boise State earlier this year. I personally don’t think we wrestled very well during that match, but they beat us fair and square, so that’s going to be our competition.” To recapture conference supremacy, Oregon State will need the younger, unranked weight classes to step up and perform well. And while Oregon State’s goal is to win its second consecutive Pac-12 Championship, advancing as many wrestlers to the NCAA Tournament as possible is the ultimate goal. “Yeah, you’re going out there to win [the Pac-12 Championship], but the main thing is you’re trying to get to the next tournament,” said head coach Jim Zalesky. “If you want to go to NCAAs you have to win the tournament, so as individuals we have to try to win at Pac-12s. Overall, that’s the best way you can help your team.” Mangrum, No. 4 Chad Hanke, No. 6 Taylor Meeks, Sakaguchi, No. 10 RJ Pena and No. 18 Ty Vinson will all likely qualify for the NCAA Tournament in their respective weight classes regardless of their Pac-12 Tournament See wrestling | page 5


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The Oregon State women’s basketball return home after a close loss against No. 6 California for its last home games of the season, taking on Utah and No. 19 Colorado. Last Sunday against Cal, Oregon State (9-19, 3-13 Pac-12), played its best game of the season, holding the lead for almost the entire game before falling by two points in the final seconds, 58-56. Despite the loss, the team has taken confidence away from the performance against Cal. “Our team should be extremely confident,” said head coach Scott Rueck. “We hit a different level of performance that game than we hadn’t experienced yet this year. It was an extremely focused performance for 40 minutes.” The team has struggled this season to give consistent effort for the full 40 minutes of a game. Basketball is a game of runs, and so far this season the Beavers have been unable to string together solid runs for a full game. “I think a game like that hasn’t happened and we have been waiting to erupt,” said senior guard Mollee Schwegler. “Now I feel like we are starting to come into our potential, and I think it is going to roll into this weekend.” With the Beavers ending regular confer-

ence games at home this weekend, it was a perfect time for OSU to finally live up to its potential. OSU has the chance to send its seniors off with a couple of wins if the Beavers can play at the level they did last weekend. “You have to give your all in the last two games,” said senior forward ShaKiana Edwards-Teasley. “It’s been an honor playing here and you just have to give it all for your fans and your team and the coaches.” The team will be honoring its five seniors, Edwards-Teasley, Patricia Bright, Schwegler, Thais Pinto and Quortni Fambro, before the Sunday game against Colorado. The seniors have been a key element in the program’s development since Rueck took over the struggling program. Each has contributed in different ways to the growing success of the program as a whole. “Our whole senior class has brought a lot,” said freshman center Ruth Hamblin. “Mollee Schwegler has been a great leader for us this year, and also Patricia Bright. Just in the post I have been able to learn a lot from her, they are all going to be missed.” Bright has shined at Oregon State from day one, making it into the record books after only playing at OSU for two years. She has been a leader both on and off the court for the Beavers. Both Pinto and Fambro have seen little playing time this year, but have still contributed to the team. Pinto has had a season riddled with injuries that have

prevented her from playing — but has still been able to challenge the posts in practice. Fambro has also taken on a role in providing a challenging presence in practice. “Quortni [Fambro] hasn’t been on the court a lot,” Rueck said. “But she’s been a significant contributor to our program in challenging Ali Gibson every day a year ago, and then again this year with Jamie Weisner.” Both Schwegler and Edwards-Teasley came into the program last year earning spots in the regular lineup. “Mollee [Schwegler] has just continued to improve since the moment she got here, has been our most consistent performer of the last month and is finishing her career in style,” Rueck said. “I think ShaKiana [Edwards-Teasley] has been a rock for our team this year, really someone we can count on.” Another lesser-known graduating member of the Oregon State team is head team manager Corbin Davey. Anyone who has been around the women’s basketball team knows the difference Corbin makes off the court for the program. “Corbin has been as key as anybody over the last three years,” Rueck said. “There are people that just show up for work and then there are people that make a difference above and beyond, and he has put his heart and soul into this program and into the lives of our players.”

No. 9 OSU tries to improve Regional Qualifying Score against No. 12 Stanford By Warner Strausbaugh The Daily Barometer

If the No. 9 Oregon State gymnastics team participates in a road meet after tonight, it will be at the NCAA Championships. After opening their season with five of six meets on the road, the Beavers finally were able to host two straight home meets over a six-day span. OSU will compete tonight in the Bay Area for a three-team meet against No. 12 Stanford and California. With the Regional Qualifying Score (gymnastics’ version of the Bowl Championship Series) in full swing, this meet has added importance.

“This meet is just as important as any competition,” said senior Makayla Stambaugh. “We’re just going to attack it just like we have in the past. We know we have a job to do, and we’re going to have fun when we do it.” RQS determines national seeding for the six NCAA Regionals — one of which will take place at Gill Coliseum on April 6. RQS takes each team’s best six scores over the course of the season, three of which have to be road meets. As of now, the Beavers have four road meets and two home meets in their RQS. The goal for the team to continue to climb in the rankings is surpassing the lowest of the six team scores — which is currently a 195.950 from a Jan. 19 meet in Salt Lake City. “Obviously, this could help us better our situation,” said head coach Tanya Chaplin.

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coach. “We can’t play like that, especially when we have a lead,” Nelson said. “I think when we have a lead, we take our foot off the gas instead of keeping our foot on the gas pedal.” It was the seventh time OSU lost a lead at halftime. After the game, Robinson refused to comment on the officiating, but his tone and his comments showed his displeasure with the calls. “I don’t want to get myself in trouble, but if you saw it that way, maybe it is,” Robinson said when asked if the officiating disrupted the flow of the game. “I can’t really talk about the officiating, but I

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guess that’s like talking about the officiating” A visibly frustrated Joe Burton — playing in his final Civil War game — fouled out with 5:45 left. He, along with Moreland and Collier, were limited by foul trouble all game and was largely ineffective in the second half. “Obviously it hurts to leave with a loss, but there’s more to life than basketball, there’s bigger things than basketball,” Burton said. There are, but with the Oregon student section chanting “just like football” as the final seconds ticked off the clock, it is clear that this loss will linger. Alex Crawford, sports reporter

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barring something unforeseen. Since the Feb. 3 meet at Cal, one of OSU’s opponents tonight, the gymnasts have improved on the previous week’s score each time out. The team always stresses “peaking at the right time.” The Beavers haven’t peaked yet, but the opportunity to do so in postseason competition is lining up at the right time. They still can’t look too far down the road, though. After tonight’s meet, the Beavers have one final home meet, followed by the Pac12 Championships and then regionals. “Our motto this year is: ‘Every Dam Day,’” Stambaugh said. “We’re not looking far ahead. We’re staying in the present, focusing on what we need to do today to benefit us.”

“We’re in a good position, but this is our last road competition to really boost that RQS up with the road scores.” The lowest score in OSU’s previous three meets was a 196.300, and the Beavers also set their season-high on Friday with a 196.925. The margin may appear insignificant, but five-tenths of a point is a major difference. Recent performances indicate another improvement will be easily attainable. “Our goal is to get a good away score,” said junior Brittany Harris. “That way we can drop our [lowest] score.” NCAA gymnastics rules state if the team hosting a regional finish within the top 36 (the amount of teams participating in NCAA Regionals), that team will compete on its floor. At ninth in the nation, the Beavers performing in Gill Coliseum for regionals is a lock,

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After a perfect 8-0 road trip that featured no earned runs from the bullpen and a plus-42 run differential, No. 6 Oregon State is off to its best start to a season since 1962. The Beavers (8-0) will try to increase their perfect record to 9-0 tonight at 5:35 against Bryant (0-2-1) — Oregon State’s home opener at Goss Stadium. After winning four games in the Palm Springs Tournament to begin season, Oregon State proceeded to sweep San Diego State for four more wins. OSU had high expectations coming into the season, but has somehow exceeded those up to this point thanks to balanced pitching, defense and offense. Many thought the No. 6 ranking going into the season was a high. Oregon State hopes to continue to prove that ranking isn’t high enough. “This whole team is just playing with confidence and knowing that we should be ranked [sixth],” said sophomore right fielder Dylan Davis. “We can beat any team whenever we want as long as we keep pushing ourselves to be better.” Davis has been another pleasant surprise so far. The pitcher/ right fielder struggled at the plate during the second half of last season, but has carried OSU offensively so far. The sophomore is leading Oregon State in batting average (.440), hits (11) and slugging percentage (.680). If Davis continues his offensive production this weekend and for the rest of the year, it would be a big lift for the Beavers. “I guess my approach and mentality towards everything,” Davis said. “Last year I was a freshman trying to come in here and do too much and got out of my element almost. That’s what’s happening right now, just a new confidence level. I think I’m going to be able to carry that over to the rest of the year.” Oregon State credits the early success to unselfishness. The Beavers’ mantra has been to take everything one game and one pitch at a time. “No one’s being selfish,” said sophomore catcher Nate Esposito. “Everyone’s just doing their part and working hard.” But even head coach Pat Casey is surprised by the 8-0 start. With the first eight games being played over a 10-day span, winning all eight seemed unlikely two weeks ago. “No, I didn’t expect this start,” Casey said. “Not going down and playing eight games on the road. You want to be 8-0, you want to win every game, but would you expect to be 8-0, probably not.” Oregon State can thank superb pitching and stellar defense for the undefeated start. The Beavers have allowed only 13 total runs in the first eight games. Amazingly, the bullpen hasn’t given up an earned run in 30 innings of pitching. Freshman left-hander Max Engelbrekt and junior right-hander Scott Schultz were the most effective out of the bullpen, combining for 14 1/3 scoreless innings. “Our bullpen has been good,” Casey said. “Really, our pitching across the board has been really good.” As Casey said, the entire pitching staff has made it easy to see how OSU got to 8-0. Freshman right-hander Andrew Moore filled in brilliantly for junior left-hander Ben Wetzler, who hasn’t pitched an inning this season, is out with a pulled back muscle. Moore allowed only one earned run in two starts. Senior left-hander Matt Boyd has made a seamless transition. After moving from the bullpen to the starting rotation this season, Boyd allowed only three earned runs and struck out 13 batters in 15 1/3 innings. Boyd was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday. “He’s been outstanding,” Casey said. The third starter in the rotation was something of a question mark going into the season, but if Boyd can pitch like this Oregon State will be tough to beat in a three-game series. “I’ve felt comfortable as a starter for a while now and I’ve just kind of taken it a pitch at a time,” Boyd said. “I’m just going to keep plugging away and not worry about the next start just the task at hand.” Despite the flawless start to the season, Oregon State’s still not satisfied. The Beavers hope to improve offensively during this weekend’s series against Bryant. “There are some things we didn’t do but are going to do,” Casey said. “We pitched and played defense but I thought we were short offensively of what we want to do, so that part was difficult.” Oregon State hosts Bryant today at 5:35 p.m. at Goss Stadium. The two teams have a doubleheader on Saturday, starting at 1:05 p.m., and then wrap up the series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m.

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Pac-12 Tournament acts as a warm-up meet for the NCAA Tournament on March 21 in Des Moines, Iowa. Every wrestler strives for a Pac-12 individual performance. But the rest of the OSU lineup will title, but winning an individual national chamneed to win to advance. “At some weights we probably qualify no mat- pionship holds far greater importance. “This is definitely a tune-up,” Mangrum said. ter what we do down there, but at other weights they have to step up,” Zalesky said. “Their goal “But I’m probably going to have some tough has to be to win the tournament so they know matches this weekend. It’s going to be a good competition to set me up for nationals.” for sure that they’re moving on.” For the ranked members of Oregon State, the Sakaguchi especially has a lot to wrestle for.

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No. 2 Jason Chamberlain of Boise State has been a fierce opponent for Sakaguchi for the past two seasons. Taking down Chamberlain en route to a Pac-12 individual championship would be a big confidence booster going into the NCAA Tournament. “Beating him would be huge,” Sakaguchi said. “We always have great battles. He’s a really tough opponent and beating him would mean I’m ready to compete for a national championship.” At this point in the season most wrestlers are

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State’s processes do for admissions and housing. Because at that point they would be seen as equivalent to a service provided by the university, a public institution, and if their admissions processes were not in line with the law as applied to OSU, there would be grounds for all kinds of lawsuits. The argument Sheets makes, that all the Supreme Court Justices are from fraternity, just furthers my last point about equal opportunity: Yes, Sheets demonstrates that the old boys’ network has worked for hundreds of years, and for that exact reason it cannot be considered equivalent to a university system that is trying to provide equal opportunities for everyone. Please see “Who Rules America� by G. William Domhoff for further clarification. Furthermore, bringing up Dr. Linus Pauling is an even more risky endeavor. The argument is only relevant to the exemption issue if the fraternity environment of today is not demonstrably similar to what it was in Pauling’s youth, otherwise the argument is tangential to the conversation. If it hasn’t in fact changed much since the 1940s, then there would obviously be grounds for all kinds of lawsuits if the university granted the exemptions. Lastly, I want to ask why organizations claiming to be about philanthropy, the greater good and leadership development are fighting a best practice that serves the broader interests of the students and the state? Their brothers and sisters in Greek orders at universities with better six-year graduation rates (the entire University of California system, for example), were competent enough to adapt to this policy when it went into effect at those schools. Why can’t the Greeks here show the same leadership in making a transition to a policy that has demonstrably worked at top tier public institutions nation wide? Other Greek communities have adapted successfully, why is ours not even willing to try? The proposed compromise by the university demonstrates the situation well: Ensuring true compliance with the law is going to be very costly, and exceptions should only be granted if the organizations demanding them pay for that cost.

response area. Every time you smile at someone else, their brain coaxes them to return which is considered to be the favor creating a symbithe seat of positive emotions otic relationship that consents in the brain. Although it may both parties to dopamine seem contradictory, faking a inebriation. Smiling makes you appear smile will increase the release of dopamine into the brain, approachable, friendly and producing feelings of euphoria nonthreatening, even toward people you have never met and happiness. As American citizens, we are or hardly know. According to coexisting in an abundance of a study done by researchers languages, cultures, practices at Harvard University and the and other diversities that make University of California, San us differ individually. Smiling Diego, when a person expresses is a universal language which happiness, a friend living close allows us to transcend cultural by has a 25 percent higher chance of and conceptual reiterating boundaries. No cheerfulmatter what A smile is cost free, ness. For a age, ethnicity, easily portable and spouse, an socioeconomic percent status, faith, highly contagious. ... 8chance and nationality or Smiling makes you for a nextculture you door neighmay claim, a appear approachbor there’s a smile means able, friendly and 34 percent the same thing. chance. At BBC estimated nonthreatening. these rates, there are up what is the to 7,000 difhar m in ferent spoken languages around the world. spreading the love? Smiling is present in every Furthermore, smiling invites single one. you to feel and appear more A smile is cost-free, easily attractive to others. We are subportable and highly contagious. liminally drawn to people who The part of your brain responsi- smile, as it is an unavoidable ble for the smiling facial expres- attraction factor. When people sion is the cingulate cortex, an scowl and frown, those emoautomatic and unconscious tions have the capability to inflict stress on others, which could destroy their mood. According to Mary Marcdante and her “21-Day Smile Diet,� a smile can be recognized from 300 feet away, making it the easiest of all the human emotions to recognize. Smiling can also ease the tension of disagreement. By no means will a simple facial expression make said discrepancies magically disappear, but encouraging dopamine flow in the brain may result in more open-minded thinking that is less emotionally influenced and pride driven. It creates a supportive, positive, nurturing environment. Perhaps if powerful world leaders, diplomats, consultants and ambassadors were reminded of this effortless act, conflict would be eased in times of crisis and disagreement. The element of smiling and positive thoughts is something that should be further emphasized as we progress through the education system. As we age and mature, we become faced with more stress in our daily lives. If we can combat the ridiculous and never-ending strain life causes our minds, bodies and overall spirits with the simple act of smiling, shouldn’t we be reminded of this fact? To me, it seems a tremendous majority of people default to frowning or blank facial expressions as they go about their daily lives. Has humanity collectively forgotten how to smile? The energy of a smile is greatly underestimated: It is capable of sending ripples of good vibrations across the world.

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Anton Orlov is a Russianborn photographer and the creator and operator of the Photo Palace Bus. On Thursday, OSU had the opportunity to have a visit from the bus. The re-vamped school bus includes seating, a large presentation space, drawers for artwork storage and a spacious darkroom. Orlov travels to various cities to share his passion for preserving alternative processes and the art of photography. “When I was 19, I saw a bus with a glass-blowing studio in it,” Orlov said. “I just got infested with the idea of building my own private laboratory on wheels so I can travel around and sell images. I saw digital taking over the industry and many of my favorite companies went under. When I actually built [the bus] last year I decided to make it an educational vessel to preserve the traditional photography of manual printing.” Orlov favors black-andwhite photography over other types because he thinks it relates the world around us to the world in centuries past. “One hundred years from now, something that I made in the darkroom will be in front of the viewer in the same way that it was in front of me,” Orlov said. “It is something that you put a little bit of your time and a little bit of your soul into and pass it on for generations to come.” Orlov has an extensive dis-

play in his bus that shows the progression of photography through different techniques as they developed. The display begins in the 1830s with Daguerre prints, then travels through time with ambrotypes and tin types. Then come cyanotypes, platinum prints, carbon prints and bromoil prints, until the Polaroid era, which spanned the 1950-70s. Orlov encourages people to support Polaroid cameras because there are only a few companies who still make the film and they are in need of support in order to stay alive. “Polaroid cameras are the pinnacle of manual photography because the actual print exists in real life just moments after it has been taken, and it’s a little piece of history that is created on the scene,” Orlov said. One of his most prized possessions on display is what he calls the “magic lantern.” He discovered an archive of about 500 images taken during World War 1 where the images were on glass, and though they were colored, they were not auto chrome. “I went into research and found out that for about 300 years there was an apparatus called the ‘Magic Lantern’ that was a very popular form of entertainment and education,” Orlov said. “Now I’m doing the Magic Lantern show to bring back that part of history. Not only were lanterns beautiful images to see, but they also had the first moving projected images in history and were responsible for inspiring the creation of movies as we know them today.” Orlov said The Magic

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Anton Orlov, a Russian photographer, set up his Photo Palace Bus behind Fairbanks Hall yesterday. Orlav travels to share his passion for photography, its history and its many forms.

Lantern was used by charlatans and clergymen inspire their congregations by showing images of ghosts and devils. One of Orlov’s favorite experiences is sharing his knowledge with new photographers. “Hopefully, some of them will get inspired and pick up

an old camera and buy a roll of film and see what they can do with it,” Orlov said. “It is time consuming, but it’s very rewarding in the fact that you actually make something that’s real.” Marissa Solini, KBVR FM news@dailybarometer.com

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