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Victoria Redman, a junior majoring in political science, is running for ASOSU vice president.

Washington D.C. is not only the nation’s capital but also an excellent place to gain internship experience and learn about the United States government. Victoria Redman, a junior majoring in political science at Oregon State University, spent her winter term in D.C. interning with Oregon Senator Ron Wyden. “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity that gave me invaluable leadership experience in government, and I would recommend an internship like this to anyone,” Redman said. Wyden, impressed by Redman’s knowledge of his Student Right to Know Before You Go Act, personally offered her the internship. This act promotes transparency for students to understand what they are in for when going to attend state universities. Wyden’s act focused on transparency between universities and prospective students regarding features like graduation rates and costs of attendance. Five other interns worked closely with her, but she was the only one currently attending a university, giving her an edge in experience when she enters the professional world. Redman worked with Wyden’s intelligence team and learned about the United States’ drone policy. Redman spent 11 weeks learning about the federal legislative process. During her time

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Pacific Cycle Pub brings unique group cycling, touring experience to Corvallis By Jack Lammers The Daily Barometer

Most people will say bicycling and alcohol do not mix. Pacific Cycle Pub, now operating in Corvallis, has taken an approach to prove otherwise. “We just got up and running,” said Daniel Schlesnger, the owner of Pacific Cycle Pub. “We think this could be a great feature for people either with or without alcohol.” The bicycle has five seats on each side of a bar, with an operator controlling the direction in the middle. The bar feature will not be put into use while the bike bar operates, Schlesinger said. Each city has different allowances for the use of alcohol while operating a bicycle. For instance, while Bend allows passengers to drink alcohol while the bike bar operates, the Corvallis bike bar

there, she was also able to personally view the presidential inauguration, Hillary Clinton’s hearing on Benghazi, assault weapon ban hearings and conferences across the D.C. area. Returning from D.C. gave Redman the spark to discover her passions. “If you have the drive and ambition, go for it,” Redman said. Redman is dedicated to building strong relationships, educating and engaging students in current issues, helping and serving, and making a difference through her strong leadership skills. “Making a difference is what drives all politicians,” Redman said. “They know they have the capability to make an effective change.” In five to 10 years, Redman sees herself graduated from OSU and in a public policy or law enforcement career that gives opportunity to witness firsthand the betterment of a community. “I don’t want a desk job. I want to be doing and changing things,” Redman said. Redman is actively involved in many organizations at OSU such as Team Liberation, which facilitates safe places to find solutions to social conflicts, the Student Incidental Fees Committee, which appropriates and allocates funds for all student organizations on campus and the Associated Students of Oregon State University. She has campaigned about the importance for the student body to vote and has lobbied against privatizing OSU. Redman is running for ASOSU Vice President with her campaign partner, Brett Deedon. The two plan to serve the student See Redman | page 2

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Primary elections for the Associated Students of Oregon State University begin tomorrow night at 10 p.m., and candidates will be squaring off against each other in a debate today. The debate will take place in the Memorial Union Journey Room at 11 a.m. All candidates are expected to show up for the debate. Candidates were also required to turn in their statements and platforms by last Friday. During the debate, each of the candidates will be allowed to answer a question, with time allotted for candidates to rebut the others’ statements. According to Dan Cushing, ASOSU vice president and chairman of the elections committee, the debate will be different from last year’s in order to ensure that, because of the large number of candidates, each of them will have enough time. Also today, the judicial council will hear Nick Rosoff’s appeal of the election committee’s sanctions at 6 p.m. Rosoff was not permitted to begin campaigning until April 6 at 7 a.m. There are six tickets running for president and vice president and five running for speaker of the house. The two largest vote-gatherers from the primary election advance to the general election, which takes place April 21-26. More information about elections can be found at asosu.oregonstate. edu/elections.

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will not allow the same feature. “We didn’t bother with getting permission from the city,” Schlesinger said. “The distance between each pub is close enough that drinking while on the bike shouldn’t be an issue.” The tours visit Block 15, Flat Tail, McMenamins and Sky High Brewing. Schlesinger hopes the bike bar allows people a chance for teambuilding. “Our goals are broad right now,” Schlesinger said. “We are open to taking people around to different pubs around the city and using the bike for other purposes, like showing prospective students and their families around campus.” The Pacific Cycle Pub offers tours weekdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. and two-hour tours on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 12 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. Tours cost $300 and can be scheduled at

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The turnout for the Japanese Culture Night led to a line of attendees stretching from Memorial Union ballroom into the main entryway of the MU. The event included booths featured Japanese cuisine and booths including a J-pop music, manga and games. “I was the most pleased with the guests and being able to see all of their happy faces,” said Monica Chankdep of the Japanese Student Association.

The Student Media Committee has selected the business manager and editor-in-chief for the 2013-2014 school year for The Daily Barometer. Warner Strausbaugh will serve as editor-in-chief and Jack Dillon will serve as business manager for the school year. Strausbaugh, a senior in political science, has worked at the Barometer since the fall of 2010. He is currently serving as managing editor and has worked as a sports editor, news reporter and sports writer at the Barometer. He is a native of Eugene, Ore., and is an avid fan of the Oakland Athletics. Strausbaugh was recently selected as an intern for the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism and will be working for the summer at the East Oregonian in Pendleton, Ore. Besides writing, he has taken photographs, made podcasts and co-hosted a radio show about sports last year for KBVR-FM. “I’m excited and honored for the opportunity to take over as editorin-chief this fall. I’ve learned a lot working for Don Iler and Brandon Southward, our current and former editors-in-chief, and will strive to continue to uphold their legacy,” Strausbaugh said. Jack Dillon is a fourth year finance See BAROMETER| page 2

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(CNN) — If the White House and Congress ultimately reach a deal on a budget, it won’t look anything like Mitt Romney’s plan, according to White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer. “What this president will not do is come in - right after getting re-elected - and enact the Romney economic plan, which is what the Republicans in the House are proposing,” Pfeiffer said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” The president is expected on Wednesday to roll out his full budget proposal, some details of which were released Friday. According to senior administration officials, his budget will include proposed changes to Social Security and Medicare, key Republican demands, and tax increases, a key Republican sticking point. House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement that “if the president believes these modest entitlement savings are needed to help shore up these programs, there is no reason they

should be held hostage for more tax hikes. That’s no way to lead and move the country forward.” The budget will include an offer Obama made to Boehner in December, officials said. That proposal included $400 billion in savings to Medicare over 10 years. For Social Security, Obama plans to propose a key Republican request called “chained CPI,” which is an inflation formula. Proponents say chained CPI is a more accurate way to measure inflation than the current method, which they say overstates growth in consumer prices. But some progressive Democrats oppose reductions to entitlements, and that opposition gives the president more room to say he’s offering a compromise. Both the House and Senate have passed budgets, but neither chamber’s proposal is expected to go anywhere. The House version was drafted by Romney’s 2012 running mate,

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. It includes major reform to entitlement programs and no new taxes. Pfeiffer said the president’s focus “is to try to find a caucus of common sense” and people who are willing to meet in the middle but argued new taxes should still be part of the equation. The president is scheduled to dine with Senate Republicans for the second time on Wednesday, the same day he releases his budget proposal. Asked Sunday whether Obama is getting any feedback from Republicans on the proposal, Pfeiffer said they’ve “had good conversations with them.” “The White House has been in contact with a lot of those folks, a lot of Senate Republicans we had dinner with, and so there is an opening there,” Pfeiffer continued. “Is it going to be easy? Absolutely not. But there is a possibility, but this is going to require both sides to compromise.”

Jang-soo also based the assessment on North Korea’s hint to foreign diplomats in Pyongyang to send personnel out of the country. The Blue House is the office and residence of South Korea’s president, similar to the White House in the United States. “As of now, nothing out of the ordinary has been detected,” she said on Kim’s behalf. “If limited war is to break out, North Korea should bear in mind that it will receive damages many times over.” In the rising tide of its anger, North Korea’s communist government days ago banned the entry of new workers and trucks into Kaesong, which is on its side of the militarily fortified border with the south. Personnel and supplies are running out in the shared manufacturing zone, causing 13 companies to cease production, the South Korean Ministry of Unification said in a statement

Sunday. There are 518 people left in Kaesong, with 39 planning to exit Monday. U.S., South Korean officials put off Washington trip Gen. James Thurman, the top U.S. commander in South Korea, is canceling a trip to Washington this week due to the rising tensions. “Given the current situation, Gen. Thurman will remain in Seoul next week as a prudent measure,” a spokesman said. Thurman was to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee and the House Armed Services Committee. Gen. Jung Seung-jo, South Korea’s top military officer, also delayed a trip to Washington, national news agency Yonhap reported. Switzerland offered Sunday to host a meeting between North and South Korea in hopes of calming tensions.

Events Terra Magazine, 6pm, Old World Deli. Science Pub: Sex in Play: From dolls to sports, how sexualized culture affects youth with Aurora Sherman and Elizabeth Daniels, psychologists at OSU and OSU-Cascades.

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North Korea shows signs of preparing for nuclear test SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) — North Korea is showing signs it could be preparing to carry out a new nuclear test, South Korea’s Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae said Monday, according to the semi-official South Korean news agency Yonhap. Ryoo made the comment in response to a South Korean lawmaker who cited unspecified reports suggesting there had been an increase in activity near the site of the North’s three previous underground nuclear tests, Yonhap reported. The South Korean government had said Sunday that it believes North Korea may test a missile about April 10, citing as an indicator Pyongyang’s push for workers to leave the Kaesong Industrial Complex by then. Seoul “is on military readiness posture,” South Korea’s Blue House spokeswoman Kim Haeng said in a briefing. She said national security chief Kim

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REDMAN n Continued from page 1 body by providing a more efficient and accountable body of ASOSU workers and collaborating with OSU and the city of Corvallis as the school continues to expand. Redman is confident in their teamwork abilities to restructure and organize the student body representatives. Redman stressed the importance of campus safety and their campaign goals to proactively engage students in all issues. “I am proud to be a student here,” Redman said. “I am one of many Oregon State students who work to make an impact and set the standard for innovation and liberation.” Kate Virden, news reporter

BAROMETER n Continued from page 1 major from Portland, Ore. He has worked at the Barometer since February 2012 as a sales representative. He has broken several sales records at the Barometer, in addition to starting a campaign to increase the number of Twitter followers the Barometer has. Dillon originally started working at the Barometer because his father owned The Sellwood Bee newspaper at one time. “I’m excited for the opportunity and I’m looking forward to keep the Barometer relevant and fun in the coming year,” Dillon said. Dillon will take over as business manager in June, while Strausbaugh will take over after his internship in September. The Barometer is currently looking to hire a temporary editor-in-chief for the summer, and the student media committee will be hiring one in the coming weeks. The Daily Barometer

Meetings ASOSU Senate, 7pm, MU 211. Weekly meeting. Ed Act, 5:30-7pm, 120 MU East/ Snell Hall (Student Media Conference Room). Committee meeting.

Events Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez (CCCC), 5-6:30pm, MU 206. Jose Gutierrez from Partnership for Safety and Justice will be talking about issues within the youth community.

Wednesday, April 10 Meetings ASOSU House of Representatives, 7-8:30pm, MU 211. Weekly meeting.

Events OSU Divest!, Noon-1pm, MU 206. Should OSU be investing in fossil fuels? Informational meeting about campus fossil fuel divestment campaigns. Free pizza! OSU Socratic Club, 7pm, Milam Auditorium. Debate - “Hell and the Love of God,” by speakers Todd Miles from Western Seminary and author Christian Piatt. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 11 Meetings Baha’i Campus Association, 12:30pm, MU Talisman Room. Rethinking Leadership - Devotions and discussion.

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Association of Latin American Students (ALAS), 5pm, MU Ballroom. The “Flower Festival.” Live music and entertainment. Dinner will be served. Seats are limited, first come, first served basis.

Tuesday, April 16 Meetings ASOSU Senate, 7pm, MU 211. Weekly meeting.

Wednesday, April 17 Meetings ASOSU House of Representatives, 7-8:30pm, MU 211. Weekly meeting.

Thursday, April 18 Events M.E.Ch.A. de OSU/Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez (CCCC), Noon-1pm, MU 109. April Tribute Month. La Metamorfosis of a Gay Chicano fashion designer.

Monday, April 22 Events OSU College Republicans, Noon4pm, MU Quad. 2nd Amendment Week. Many events including a concealed handgun class, guest speaker Lars Larson and a drawing for a firearm.

Tuesday, April 23 Meetings ASOSU Senate, 7pm, MU 211. Weekly meeting.

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tudents on campus should weigh out the pros and cons of Ecampus courses before registering for them. Oregon State’s Ecampus lets students take classes at their own convenience, using online lectures, discussion boards and projects to create a different experience. The program graduated 402 students last year and this year received an eighth-place ranking in a list of the 25 best online programs from SuperScholar for the 2012-13 school year. While this program might work for students seeking an online degree, we think on-campus students should think carefully when given the option of taking Ecampus courses. One crucial part of the program for students on campus to consider is the pricing for Ecampus classes. Classes are immune to the tuition plateau. This means that while oncampus students can take anywhere from 12 to 16 credits for the same price in tuition, Ecampus classes cost the same amount of money per credit, no matter how many credits they take. This makes sense for Ecampusonly students, who pay $185 per credit plus $75 per credit for a distance education fee. The distance education fee takes the place of the student and incidental fees we pay for on-campus courses, like the building fee or counseling services fee. If we decide to take online classes as on-campus students, we pay both the student fees and the additional distance education fee, and even more for the credits themselves if we take more than 12. These additional costs mean when on-campus students choose to take Ecampus classes, we are paying more for an online experience, as opposed to an on-campus class where we can meet directly with instructors and other students. According to Lisa Templeton, Ecampus executive director, only certain students should take the online classes. “Students taking these classes must be very self-motivated,” Templeton said. Greg Thompson, head of Ecampus’s general agriculture program, has had a similar view of students in his experience. “There are a lot of highly motivated, mature students in the program with a lot of experiences in their communities,” Thompson said. “This is a good opportunity for them to get a degree if they are place-bound and many of them have jobs, careers and families.” Templeton and Thompson, in characterizing their successful students, show Ecampus isn’t for everyone. For those who are taking Ecampus classes to get out of physically attending classes, consider whether you’re making the most of your education by paying more money to avoid the personal time in the classroom for an online alternative. See Ecampus | page 7


Letters to the editor are welcomed and will be printed on a first-received basis. Letters must be 300 words or fewer and include the author’s signature, academic major, class standing or job title, department name and phone number. Authors of e-mailed letters will receive a reply for the purpose of verification. Letters are subject to editing for space and clarity. The Daily Barometer reserves the right to refuse publication of any submissions. The Daily Barometer c/o Letters to the editor Memorial Union East 106 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331-1617 or e-mail:

notice, during my time on campus, almost everyone has some sort of device to connect them to each other. The weather has kept us inside for the last four or five months, and we often use digital devices to stay occupied. But spring is here, and with it comes a new challenge: Disconnect. I know, for many students at Oregon State, our classes, majors and schedules often require that we stay available via phone or email. But a study last year in “General Hospital Psychiatry” journal found that excessive Internet use can actually lead to addiction. Anxiety, depression and lack of communication with others can be symptoms of what the journal calls IAD, or Internet Addiction Disorder. College students are busy, it’s true, but no one wants to be dubbed an addict. We all come across days, every so often, where our load is a little lighter. Pick a day, possibly on a weekend, and try to stay offline. Mother’s Day is coming up next month. Perhaps you can challenge your mom (or the whole family) to participate with you. There’s plenty to do.

Aimee Wright

Due credit is hardly given to a good, old-fashioned walk. The Oregon State campus is absolutely beautiful in the spring. The department of horticulture lists more than 1,700 different types of plants on campus. Even before spring officially began, the flowers were blooming and their scents were spreading around the buildings. Allergies aside, smelling the foliage increases serotonin, the “feel-good” hormone, in your brain, according to a study in Men’s Health. Receiving flowers or keeping them at your desk boosts creativity and productivity, too. The Pacific Northwest is notorious for its rain, but as the temperature rises, the weather is tolerable. Even a mild spring shower can bring out the child in you — if you let it. I love putting on my rain boots and splashing around when I get the chance. Whoever said everyone grows out of puddle jumping is just wrong. When the sun burns the clouds off for the day, take a blanket into the quad and relax. Read that book you’ve

to help. If you want more of a group activity, invite your friends over. Grab a couple new recipes and have everyone over for dinner. Host a barbecue for the big game (whatever game that may be). Put together a bridal shower for your newly-engaged friend, or a bachelor party for her fiancé. Gather some empty jars or bottles (or even toilet paper rolls) and paint them to make your own wall decor. Get in touch with your creative side. Here’s a real challenge: Learn something completely new. Ever wanted to play guitar? Here’s your chance. Want to learn to speak Italian? Today’s the day. Seen all the longboarders around but never felt like you could join them? Seize the opportunity and try. Whatever you decide to do, have fun with it. This is meant to be an entertaining way to get back to a life without constantly checking your phone. Take a day, by yourself or with your entire neighborhood, Greek house or dorm, and disconnect.

been meaning to make time for. Listen to the birds chatter. Make a picnic for your sweetheart. Put together daisy chains. Doodle on your notes as you reread them — because, of course, you’ll be studying, not just making graffiti. Now is the perfect opportunity for that much needed spring cleaning. Put your phone on silent and pop in that old CD from 12 years ago that you still secretly love. Take a day for yourself, or get your roommates involved. Scrub every nook and cranny in your apartment or house for no reason other than to get it done and be proud that you did it. Don’t assume this will be a waste of time. In a 2011 survey, Occupational Health reported that taking a break from everyday stresses can greatly benefit your health. Participants were able to cope more easily with stress and their mental wellbeing had noticeably improved. If you’re desperate to get out of the house, but don’t want to go to campus, try checking out the volunteer options around town. Chintimini Wildlife Center is accepting new volunteers, as is Heartland Humane Society, with new jobs every day for those willing


Aimee Wright is majoring in English. The opinions

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Tony Ngo is a junior in pre-pharmacy.

Holocaust Memorial Week: Remembering victims of genocide


first learned about the Holocaust when I was 6 years old. I was in the first grade when my friend and I made paper airplanes to dog fight against each other. To distinguish the good guys from the bad guys, we drew the American flag on one plane, and a swastika on the other. When the teacher saw what we were doing, she took our planes and scolded us both. I don’t remember her exact words, but something she said stuck with me: She said the swastika was the symbol of very bad men who killed a lot of people. I remember, years later, reading a history of World War II, and wondering about the ferocity and specificity with which the Nazi Government persecuted and killed

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The Daily Barometer Jews. I decided the most common answer just wouldn’t suffice. They weren’t inherently malevolent people. The German people were no more evil than I was. But the haunting question remained: How could they have targeted more than 6 million human beings for death? The easiest answer is that Jews were used as scapegoats to explain German defeat in World War I. Or that Adolf Hitler warped the minds of millions, singularly channeling the rage of a disgraced nation toward racial and ethnic

minorities, as well as the mentally and physically infirm, religious and political nonconformists, social deviants and unwanted children. Or, finally, that antisemitism breeds a culture of hatred and prejudices that culminated in the unparalleled tragedy of the Holocaust. Taken singularly, none of these answers seem particularly compelling. Together, they offer an explanation for an experience that seems beyond human comprehension. Nevertheless, I remain unsatisfied. The 20th century was a singularly bloody century. Certainly, the dynastic clashes of the 13th century, the religious wars of the 17th century, the bloody rebellions of the 19th century — particularly

China’s Taiping Rebellion, in which at least 20 million people were killed — were horribly destructive. But there seems to be something particularly repugnant about the ferocity and frequency of atrocities in the 20th century. Soviet Russia undertook a policy of repression, murder and revolution. A series of rebellions culminated in a decades-long civil war in China. In Cambodia, under Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge killed one in three people. Ironically, and tragically, the Holocaust set a bar that makes intervention in the 21st century difficult; genocide is condemned by international law, but nations skirt the issue by noting that “ethSee Holocaust | page 7

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OSU gymnastics sees its season come to an end Saturday at NCAA Regionals, 3 falls on bars doomed the Beavers By Warner Strausbaugh The Daily Barometer

It only took until the end of the first rotation to realize the No. 10 Oregon State gymnastics team would not be repeating history. The Beavers finished in fourth place with a score of 195.375 at NCAA Regional Championships in Gill Coliseum on Saturday. It will be the first time since 2005 that OSU has not advanced to nationals. “It’s definitely hard, not the way I wanted to go out,” said senior Makayla Stambaugh, teary-eyed, after the meet. “I have to celebrate my career. It’s been an amazing journey. ...This is one of the best teams I’ve been on.” The Beavers began on uneven bars — their best event, at which they were ranked fifth in the nation before Saturday — and falls by senior Stephanie McGregor and freshman Erika Aufiero got OSU off to a poor start. When Stambaugh, who ranks fifth nationally on bars, was the third Beaver to fall, the team fell in a hole too deep to climb out of. “I let my emotions get involved,” Stambaugh said. “In gymnastics, it’s so mental. You let a little bit of doubt in there and it gets to you.” “It was really surprising to see, especially because usually they’re good at coming back strong and getting it together,” said head coach Tanya Chaplin. The score of 47.525 on bars was OSU’s lowest score on any event in the last five years. The second-lowest was a similar scenario: Two falls

COMING SOON Tuesday, April 9 No. 6 Baseball vs. No. 11 Oregon (Nonconference) 4:05 p.m., Goss Stadium Pac-12 Networks (TV)

Friday, April 12 No. 24 Softball vs. Utah 3 p.m., OSU Softball Complex Pac-12 Networks (TV) No. 6 Baseball vs. Utah 5:35 p.m., Goss Stadium Women’s Track @ John Knight Twilight TBA, Monmouth, Ore.

Saturday, April 13 No. 24 Softball vs. Utah 3 p.m., OSU Softball Complex No. 6 Baseball vs. Utah 2:05 p.m., Goss Stadium Men’s Rowing vs. Washington TBA, Lowell, Ore. (Dexter Lake)

Sunday, April 14 No. 24 Softball vs. Utah 2 p.m., OSU Softball Complex Pac-12 Networks (TV) No. 6 Baseball vs. Utah 12:05 p.m., Goss Stadium

Monday, April 15 Women’s Golf @ Fresno State Lexus Classic All Day, Fresno Calif.

Tuesday, April 16 Women’s Golf @ Fresno State Lexus Classic All Day, Fresno Calif.

on bars in the season-opening meet in Cancun, Mexico on Jan. 4. That meet is the only team score lower than OSU’s score at regionals. The Beavers rallied later in the meet to score a 49.275 on beam, 49.325 on floor and 49.250 on vault. But the early deficit proved to be too much to overcome. Those setbacks cost the Beavers an appearance at nationals, as No. 4 Georgia and No. 16 Arkansas finished as the top two and will move on. There is some good news for the Beavers, though. Three OSU gymnasts will compete at nationals in Los Angeles at the NCAA Championships. Makayla Stambaugh will compete on floor, having finished with a 9.950, the highest score on floor of the meet. “Although I qualified for nationals on floor, I would do anything to be there with my team,” Stambaugh said. “I’m just going to enjoy the last couple of weeks enjoying gymnastics, enjoying the moment.” Sophomore Chelsea Tang and junior Brittany Harris will compete as all-arounders, finishing as the top all-arounders not on one of the winning teams. “Now we have to focus in on those individuals who made it, and that is why Brittany Harris went in on vault,” Chaplin said. “We knew she had an opportunity to make it as an all-arounder.” For seniors Stambaugh, McGregor, Kelsi Blalock, Hailey Gaspar and Melanie Jones, Saturday was the final time they will compete at Gill Coliseum, and it was not quite how they wanted their season to end. “It is how it is,” Stambaugh said. Warner Strausbaugh, managing editor On Twitter @WStrausbaugh

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Senior Makayla Stambaugh stands with associate coach John Carney after falling on uneven bars at NCAA Regionals on Saturday.

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Oregon State baseball allowed only 5 runs against UCLA during the weekend, moving them into 1st place in the Pac-12 standings The Daily Barometer

Defense was the point of emphasis for an Oregon State team that had committed 12 errors in four games upon entering a three-game series with No. 10 UCLA. After the No. 6 Beavers (25-5, 7-2 Pac-12) lost game one 3-2 on Friday to the Bruins (19-9, 7-5) — committing two more errors in the process — it looked as if continued defensive struggles could cost OSU a series win. OSU managed to end the run of poor defense in Saturday’s game, however, committing no errors and allowing no runs in a 5-0 victory that set the stage for a rubber-match for the series victory on Sunday. Game three on Sunday proved to be about the reemergence of junior left-hander Ben Wetzler, who had his longest and most effective start of the season, which resulted in a 5-2 win for OSU. Wetzler — who had been on a pitch count in each of his first five starts — threw 99 pitches and went seven innings on Sunday. Wetzler struck out five batters and allowed one run on five hits in what was his best outing of 2013. Junior Jake Rodriguez kept his hot hitting going on Sunday, driving in runs in the first and third innings. Junior infielders Kavin Keyes and Andy Peterson, and sophomore left fielder Michael Conforto all had RBI singles in the series-clinching win. Another positive sign for OSU, in addition to Wetzler, was the play of senior Ryan Barnes. Barnes — the designated hitter for all three games of the series and a key contributor the last two years for the Beavers — went 6-for-11 on the weekend. The senior missed the first 12 games of the season with a wrist injury and was hitting .240 entering the series. He raised his average to .295 with the six hits. Peterson also had a good weekend for the Beavers, going 4-for-11 at the plate and committing no errors while filling in at shortstop for senior Tyler Smith. With the series victory, OSU moved into first place in the Pac-12, ahead of No. 11 Oregon (22-8, 8-3). See BASEBALL | page 6


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Oregon State lost 3 games to Washington, including a 4-3 extra-innings heartbreaker The Daily Barometer

For the second time in as many days, the Oregon State softball team blew a lead to the University of Washington when it lost, 4-3, on Sunday. The No. 24 Beavers (24-14, 1-8 Pac12) lost to No. 17 Washington (31-10, 9-3) twice on Saturday before falling in the series finale on Sunday, marking the second time in three Pac-12 series that they were swept. On Saturday, OSU lost 14-2 in game one before jumping out to a 4-0 lead in game two, only to see the Huskies score eight unanswered runs to wind up winning, 8-6. On Sunday, the Beavers jumped out to a 3-1 lead on solo home runs by sophomore center fielder Dani Gilmore and senior shortstop Elizabeth Santana in the third inning, and another by freshman first baseman Natalie Hampton in the fourth. But defensive miscues hurt OSU and starter Tina Andreana, who allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits in 6 2/3 innings. After pulling to within one run in the fourth inning, Washington tied the game in the fifth when a miscommunication between Santana and See SOFTBALL | page 6 • On Twitter @barosports

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OSU gymnastics: 2013 in photos

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March 23 — Pac-12 Championships

Jan. 11 vs. Ohio State

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Oregon State 197.850 UCLA 197.375 Utah 197.075 Stanford 196.625 Washington 195.875 Arizona 195.525 California 195.075 Arizona State 193.425

Feb. 16 vs. UCLA

Senior Makayla Stambaugh celebrates after her floor routine ended the meet. Stambaugh scored a 9.900, sealing the first victory of the season for the Beavers.

Oregon State 196.725 UCLA 196.075

Senior Melanie Jones won the title for balance beam with a score of 9.900. After five weeks away from Gill Coliseum, the Beavers gave the Bruins their first loss of the season.

Above: The OSU gymnasts celebrate after locking up the title of Pac-12 Champions at Gill Coliseum. It was the Beavers’ second Pac-12 Championship in three years. The score of 197.850 was the highest in program history.

Feb. 22 vs. Arizona & Seattle Pacific Oregon State 196.925 Arizona 194.900 Seattle Pacific 191.400

Below: Junior Brittany Harris scored a career-high 9.950 on uneven bars at Pac-12 Championships. The Beavers also set a record for highest score on bars in program history.

Oregon State hosted the annual Pink Meet Out meet on Feb. 22. OSU tied its best score of the season. Senior Stephanie McGregor scored a 9.875 on uneven bars. McGregor was named a First Team All-Pac-12 selection for uneven bars at the conclusion of the regular season.

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March 10 vs. Washington & Sacramento State Oregon State 197.275 Washington 194.775 Sacramento St. 194.675

Seniors Melanie Jones, Hailey Gaspar, Makayla Stambaugh, Stephanie McGregor and Kelsi Blalock were honored on Senior Night. Vinay Bikkina



Annihilating Difference: The Cambodian Genocide

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Three Beavers notch PR’s at Willamette Invitational Oregon State AThletic Communications

SALEM — The Oregon State track & field team persevered through wet and rainy conditions in Salem and had three student-athletes post PR’s at Charles Bowles Track during the Willamette Invitational on Saturday. Senior Mary Claire Brenner finished fifth in the shot put with a toss of 41-3 3/4”, sophomore Kaitlyn Mason came in fourth in the long jump after leaping 17-9 1/2” and freshman Michele Turney ran the 100m hurdles in 15.50 seconds, as the trio all set personal bests in those respective events. In Brenner’s case, the PR came on her sixth and final throw, and the former OSU softball standout has steadily improved her mark in each of her five collegiate track & field meets. “She’s a great competitor,” Oregon State assistant coach Travis Floeck said of Brenner. “We are very impressed with her ability to be consistent. There is a lot to be said for that. I really think she is setting herself up for a breakthrough.” Mason’s long jump result on Saturday topped the 17-5 1/4” she had at the same venue for the Willamette Opener on March 2. Turney’s time of 15.50 in the 100m hurdles also bested her result from the Willamette

Opener (15.61). “Unfortunately we didn’t have weather that was going to promote good marks,” Floeck added. “So the fact that we did come away with a few PR’s is very promising.” Turney, the Oregon State school record holder in the triple jump, finished fourth in that event on Saturday with a mark of 37-3”. Freshman Sara Almen was the Beavers lone individual champion on the afternoon when she took the high jump competition by clearing 5-5 3/4”. Alemn was making her outdoor debut after a strong indoor season in which she ranked 19th in the nation (5-11 1/4”). Teammate Kristin Oenning came in fourth in the event with a leap of 5-1 3/4”. Kayla Fleskes finished fourth in the javelin with a throw of 121-2 1/2” and sixth in the discus with a mark of 128-8 3/4”. On the track, OSU had a couple of top-10 finishes when Carly Januzzi crossed the line eighth in the 800 (2:20.40) and Maureen Tremblay was seventh in the 1,500 (4:50.58). “You’re not going to go to a meet and get PR’s every time,” Floeck added. “The most important thing is to go out and compete hard. Part of our sport is persevering through weather like this. It makes you stronger.”

Chianello wins individual title at ASU Thunderbird Invitational Oregon State athletic communications

TEMPE, Ariz. — Nick Chianello led the threeday, 54-hole ASU Thunderbird Invitational wireto-wire to become the first Oregon State men’s golfer to win an individual title outright since 2009 after shooting one of the best three-round scores in school history. After opening the tournament with a 7-under 64 at the par-71, 7,026-yard ASU Karsten Golf Course, Chianello carded two sub-par rounds over the weekend to win the tournament by a stroke with an 11-under 64-68-70—202. Scott Fernandez of Iowa State and California’s Brandon Hagy tied for second with a 10-under 203. “I’m really excited for Nick,” Oregon State head coach Jon Reehoorn said. “The up and down he converted on the last hole to win the tournament was not easy, and he made it look easy. His short game was key on the back nine as he wasn’t hitting it his best. But he made one putt after another. That is what it takes to win.” Oregon State entered Sunday’s final round in

SOFTBALL n Continued from page 4 second baseman Ya Garcia led to a Huskies run. With a runner on first base, Santana fielded a grounder and looked to toss it to second base, but Garcia didn’t cover the bag and the runner slid in safely. Santana then tried to get the runner at first but her throw sailed wide and a run came around to score. Santana had a chance to put the Beavers ahead in the top of the seventh inning when she came up with runners on


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a tie for second place but was unable to find the magic it had on Saturday, as the Beavers finished sixth in the 18-team field with a 1-over 284-280289—853. UNLV shot the best score on Sunday to come from behind and claim the team title with a 9-under 843, while California (8-under 844) finished second, San Diego (5-under 847), was third, New Mexico (2-under 850) came in fourth and San Diego State (even-par 852) was a stroke better than OSU for fifth. “Finishing the way we did leaves a sour taste in your mouth, but there are so many positives to take from this week,” Reehoorn said. “We need to build on the positives but be able to face a few realities if we are going to keep getting better. Most of all, though, hopefully the guys know we are good enough to compete with anyone.” The three-round score of 202 equals Chianello with Vincent Johnson for the lowest in Oregon State history. Chianello finished at 11-under as he posted his score on a par-71 course, while Johnson was 14-under on a par-72 course at the Northwest Collegiate Classic in 2005.

first and second after Gilmore reached on a walk and senior Ashley Sanchez on an error, but a groundout to second ended the threat. Washington won the game in walk-off fashion when junior Hooch Fagaly brought home the winning run with a two-out hit down the right field line. OSU will begin a threegame home stand with Utah on Friday. The Utes are the only Pac-12 team not ranked in USA Today’s top 25. The Daily Barometer

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BASEBALL n Continued from page 4 The two rivals face off in a nonconference game on Tuesday at Goss Stadium. Both teams challenged for the Pac-12 Championship last season, with OSU ruining the Ducks’ chance at a conference title with a series sweep in the last weekend of the season. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m Tuesday. The Daily Barometer

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The OSU Socratic Club presents…

A debate free & open to the public, sponsored by SEAC & Ed. Act.

Hell and the Love of God

Spirited debate is always welcome!

Wednesday, April 10 • 7 p.m • Milam Auditorium

Does God punish some people for eternity or will everyone eventually get to heaven? Is Hell a spiritual reality or a figurative expression of our separation from God, here on earth? Can a loving God send people to Hell or is it contrary to God’s nature? Did Jesus talk about Hell? Why might God create such a place? Our two speakers will present divergent views. TODD MILES, Associate Professor of Theology and Hermeneutics at Western Seminary, Portland

After earning degrees from OSU in Nuclear Engineering and spending several years in research, his interest in religious issues led Todd to pursue a PhD in theology and biblical interpretation. His latest book, A God of Many Understandings? The Gospel and Theology of Religions, explores the relationship of Christianity to other faiths. Dr. Miles will argue that the existence of Hell is compatible with belief in a God of love.

CHRISTIAN PIATT, Director of Church Growth and Development at First Christian Church, Portland.

He describes himself as “an author, editor, speaker, musician and spoken word artist.” He is also the creator and editor of the Banned Questions book series, which include Banned Questions About the Bible and Banned Questions About Jesus. He blogs on “Patheos” and is a contributor to the Huffington Post. He will argue that a belief in Hell is incompatible with the biblical teaching that God loves all humanity.

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Knives on planes would be insane (CNN) — How would you like to be Janet Napolitano on the day the first person is stabbed or slashed on a commercial airline flight? Usually, it would be unfair to personalize the question like that; second-guessing a public policy decision after the fact is always easy. But in the case of the dimwitted decision to lift the prohibition against passengers carrying knives onto airplanes, Napolitano, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, will be the one to get the direct blame if something terrible happens in the air, because she has been given ample notice that people who make their living flying think the idea is inexplicable and highly dangerous. In early March, the Transportation Security Administration — a part of the Homeland Security bureaucracy — announced that it would soon allow knives with blades shorter than 2.36 inches in length, and no wider than a half-inch, to be carried onto flights. There was immediate outcry from members of Congress, pilots and flight attendants. Many people may have assumed that, because the decision was so nonsensical, it would soon be scrapped. But it hasn't been; April 25 has been set as the day when, for the first time since restrictions were instituted after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, passengers carrying knives will be permitted to board any commercial flight. Napolitano and the TSA have shown no inclination to reconsider. It was passengers carrying blades, of course, who carried out the 9/11 attacks. But Napolitano has been adamant, even flippant, in dismissing the concerns about the wisdom of welcoming blades back onboard. The Christian Science Monitor

reported that, at a breakfast sponsored by that publication, Napolitano rebuffed the critics by comparing them to a comedic character once played by a popular actress in the early years of "Saturday Night Live": "It's kind of like Gilda Radner, you know, if it is not one thing, it's another." Napolitano's chief official at TSA, John Pistole, has said that by freeing TSA screeners from looking for small knives, they will be able to "better focus their efforts on finding higher threat items such as explosives." He also said: "A small pocket knife is simply not going to result in the catastrophic failure of an aircraft." U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm of New York — he, like Pistole, is a former FBI agent — recalled those blades (not explosives) that resulted in the 9/11 carnage, and characterized the refusal of Homeland Security and TSA to rethink their position as "borderline idiocy." Grimm is wrong only about the "borderline" part. Will every passenger with a knife present a danger? Of course not, and that isn't the issue. An infinitesimal percentage of passengers board a flight with deadly intentions. The enormously expensive and technologically sophisticated post-9/11 security measures are in place precisely because their presence is meant to deter those few passengers bent on destruction. Why would you possibly go to the trouble of electronically frisking everyone boarding a flight, and then wave the passengers carrying knives right onboard? Last week, members of the Association of Flight Attendants handed out leaflets at large airports around the country, asking for the public's help in trying to convince Homeland Security and the TSA to change their minds.

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HOLOCAUST n Continued from page 3 nic cleansing� and “honor killings� have not yet reached the same level as the Holocaust. The rhetoric of “never again� fails when nations wait for killings to cross an intangible — and impossibly distant — red line. To truly engage a humanitarian policy of intervention, one must be both aware of when atrocities are being committed and convinced of the rightness of intervention. Equally as important is a commitment to ensure bigotry never reaches the level of killing. Far easier said than done, but for the previous quarter of a century, organizers of the Holocaust Memorial Week have engaged the public and the student population of Oregon State University with just that intention. Hoping to foster the kind of conversation that diffuses hatred, and colors inside the lines of a black-andwhite worldview, this week is devoted to remembering the millions who were killed in the Holocaust, the millions killed in purges, during ethnic cleansings and for political expediency. This week is devoted to the idea that these people

deserve to have their story told, in the hope that it will never occur again. Julie Manning, the mayor of Corvallis, will open this year’s Holocaust Memorial Week on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center, followed by a talk by Alex Hinton, who will discuss the Cambodian genocide. Highlights include Tuesday’s talk where Ruth Kluger, a survivor of Auschwitz, will discuss the ways in which the Holocaust is depicted in fiction. Wednesday, historian Peter Hayes will discuss the ways German big business collaborated in the Holocaust. Thursday sees Henryk Grynberg, a Holocaust survivor, discussing his book, “Bearing Witness Through Literature.� The Holocaust still troubles me, as it should anyone. But through programs like these I hope to better grasp its enormity and complexity. More importantly, though, I believe they will help instill in OSU students the values, traditions and beliefs that make genocide impossible. For a full schedule of events, please see page two. t

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