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OSU Career Services offers tips, tricks to score jobs, internships this summer By Tori Hittner THE DAILY BAROMETER
With summer creeping ever closer, it’s almost time to break out the bathing suits and head to the pool or the lake. It also means it’s time to think about internship and job opportunities. Re s e a rc h i n g c o m p a n i e s. Perfecting resumes. Talking to potential employers. Sound intimidating? It doesn’t have to be. Thanks to Career Services, Oregon State University students have all the resources they need to find the perfect summer jobs and internships. All it takes is a little extra effort and some helpful tricks of the trade. Tip No. 1: Utilize Beaver JobNet Whether a freshman or senior, students can find valuable opportunities specific to their majors or interests on Beaver JobNet. An online career management system, Beaver JobNet allows students to search and save potential job and internship opportunities, as well as schedule appointments with
Career Services. The system can even be set to send email alerts when companies post listings for particular majors. Tip No. 2: Attend the Spring Career Fair Held April 23 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center, the Spring Career Fair offers students an excellent opportunity to network with professionals and explore their options. Rachel Finch, Career Services relations assistant, said that although the Spring Career Fair does not boast as many employers as its fall and winter counterparts, it still provides dozens of opportunities for driven students. With fewer people, the Spring Career Fair provides the perfect opportunity for developing professional skills and interest. “Ask the employers that are there about their job and about their company and why they like it,” Finch said. “It’s about the job but sometimes it’s even more important what the culture is like and how they support you as an employee. Those things affect how you work.” Finch recommended students
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Nearly 50 people gather at 4C’s to share concerns, frustration regarding lack of action toward continuing hate speech By Kaitlyn Kohlenberg THE DAILY BAROMETER
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Corvallis’ proposed budget in process of public hearing, June City Council approval By Emma-Kate Schaake THE DAILY BAROMETER
The City of Corvallis has proposed a $135 million budget for the 201415 fiscal year, which is up from $123 million in 2013-14. The increase is mostly due to capital projects and seven-and-a-half new hires. The Capital Improvement Fund is responsible for allocating funds to these projects and has dedicated more than $3 million for the Fire Department’s new training tower and the realignment of 15th Street and Washington Way. The street realignment coincides with Oregon State University’s reconstruction of that area. Despite the budget growth of almost $13 million, City Manager Jim Patterson set department limits this year in an effort to reach the City Council’s five-year goal of a sustainable budget. “I set a firm expenditure limit for See BUDGET | page 4
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Oregon State University’s new classroom building will likely be the most advanced of its kind in the nation. Scheduled to open in fall 2015, the facility is located by the nearly complete Austin Hall business building. The overall 125,000 square-foot project costs around $65 million, around half of which was funded by the state. Sherman Bloomer, budget director at OSU, said former Vice President of Administration and Finance Mark McCambridge was instrumental in planning the first stages of the project. “We’ve had a classroom shortage for a long time,” Bloomer said. “This has been something we knew we needed.” John Gremmels, project manager at OSU, said the registrars have worked to maximize the amount of available class space in an effort to avoid later class times and course availability. “We’re still running out of room,” Gremmels said.
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Some silence, a few tears and scores of frustration were shared within a safe space Wednesday night at the Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez. The 4C’s housed a facilitated community discussion for those wishing to share their responses to the recent circumstances and use of hate speech on the Oregon State University campus and within the OSU community. The discussion was in direct response to the recent situation regarding Associated Students of Oregon State University candidate Bret Barlow, who was discovered to have been administrator of, and a commentator within, a Facebook group targeting the LGBTQ community. Close to 50 students, staff, faculty and community members crowded into the main room of the 4C’s to share their thoughts, emotions and stories. A faculty facilitator laid out some “group norms” to help form and ensure a safe environment for the open discussion. Some included “norms” were: to recognize that our primary commitment is to learn from one another and our experiences; to acknowledge the differences between those present; to not blame persons sharing misinformation, but act to correct the information and not share misinformation once the truth is known; to trust that people are always doing the best they can. Though, at times, there was notable silence between speakers, attendees shared a lot of the same concerns. For many of the students, the concern lies not solely with the topic of Barlow’s prior statements and current candidacy for ASOSU president, but with the trend of neutrality in the campus response to all the recent events of hate speech. Several members of the OSU administration, and
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Near Austin Hall, construction continues on the new classroom building, which will house more than 2,100 class seats for students.
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MEDFORD — A retired Marine accused of murdering his wife at their Medford home admitted on the stand Tuesday that he was a “coward” for leaving her body with their young son, but claimed she was the one who pulled the trigger. “I had no intentions of testifying,” said Bourne Huddleston, a former gunnery sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps, adding he later changed his mind and wanted to tell his side of the story. “The state systematically created the story about me.” Huddleston faces charges of murder, attempted aggravated murder, solicitation of murder and illegal possession of a silencer. His trial in Jackson County Circuit Judge Lorenzo Mejia’s courtroom wrapped up with closing statements Tuesday afternoon and the jury is set to begin deliberations this morning. Huddleston claimed his wife, Kristy Huddleston, killed herself after he closed their bedroom door in the early morning hours of March 23, 2012. He testified he was attempting to wash her hand and cover up the suicide when Kristy leapt up and began to flail around. In a panic, he shoved her back down and fled, leaving his 10-year-old son alone in the home with the body, he said. “I have prayed every day for (my son’s) forgiveness for what
Bourne Huddleston, 45, testifies in Jackson County Circuit Court on Tuesday during his trial on charges that he killed his wife in 2012. I did to him,” Huddleston said. Huddleston said it was finals week at Rogue Community College and that he had awakened early the day before to study, as he was taking a test for an emergency medical technician certification that day. He said he passed the test and then left, texting several people about his success. “I remember I was really happy,” Huddleston said. He later went to get dinner with Lori Roberts, an RCC nursing student with whom he had become romantically involved. Prosecutors say the two had been making wedding plans and that
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PORTLAND — The first new Portland bridge to cross the Willamette River in a generation will be called: Tilikum Crossing meaning “Bridge of the People” in Chinook jargon. Tilikum in this case is spelled with a “K” instead of the better known “C”. It’s a word that Native American tribes have used for thousands of years to convey “community.” David Lewis of the Grand Ronde tribe says the name helps reestablish the awareness of native people in Portland, “Because we
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were removed from this place over 160 years ago,” he said. “In 1856 the tribes were removed to the Grand Ronde reservation and we lived there for 100 years until we were terminated.” Donna Bell was rooting for the Abigail Scott Duniway Bridge because there isn’t another bridge in town named after a woman. “I’m one-fourth Native American. My mother was born in Alaska,” she said. “And I like the fact that it means ‘of the people.’ And Tilikum is easy to pronounce. I think it’s a good choice. If it couldn’t be named for a woman, this would have been my second choice.”
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Huddleston had been pressured to leave Kristy. Huddleston said he and Kristy had an open marriage and an agreement on how to divorce and divide their belongings if they ever met someone else. He said he spent several nights a week away from home. Prosecutors said the relationship had gotten tense recently, with both women confronting Huddleston. Huddleston said he traveled to his Pioneer Road home and laid down for a nap after doing some laundry. Kristy Huddleston awakened him at 8:30 p.m. and told him dinner was downstairs
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in the kitchen. Bourne said he then put his son to bed and traveled to Roberts’ Eagle Point home for a late-night study session with another classmate. Prosecutors allege Huddleston tried to hire that classmate and his cousin to kill his wife before doing it himself. Huddleston said he left the study session at one point to retrieve two laptop computers to help with the project. When he arrived at his Medford home, he said the TV was on upstairs and that their dogs had not been put in the kennel. He said he and his wife argued about whether he should return to the Eagle Point house because of a trip they were set to take later that day. At about 2:30 a.m., Huddleston said he shut the bedroom door, then heard a gunshot. He said he opened the door and smelled gunpowder. He flipped on a bathroom light and saw Kristy on the bed. When he checked her pulse, he felt nothing, he testified. He said he wanted to protect her and alter the scene so it didn’t look like a suicide. He said he washed her hand, but fled when Kristy sprang up and started running around the bedroom. Huddleston said he pushed her back down on the bed.
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Career Services, 2-4pm, MU 206. Speed Mock Interviews. Practice interviewing with Employers & Career Specialists! Bring resume. Sign up on Beaver JobNet. School of History, Philosophy and Religion, Vegans and Vegetarians at OSU, 7pm, Milam Auditorium. Free screening of the film Speciesism - The Movie. Everyone who attends gets a free raffle ticket and chance to win prizes. Student Health Services, Women’s Center, CAPS, 1-3pm, MU Quad. Becoming Part of the Solution: Men as Active Bystanders. An interactive photo activism project that will encourage men (and all people in general) to think about practical ways that they can work toward ending sexual violence.
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discuss the proposed fees with STATESMAN JOURNAL the countyâ€™s public works departstatesmanjournal.com ment but reached no decisions. SALEM â€” Marion Countyâ€™s It is still unclear how much the proposed stormwater fees could fee will be and how much of the cost Chemeketa Community burden will rest on commercial College about $90,000 per year, properties. officials said, paradoxically wipThe federal government ing out the collegeâ€™s ability to pay requires local governments to for environmental upgrades to manage stormwater runoff, but its campus. as requirements have increased Some Marion County resi- over the years, cities and counties dents who live near the city have had to find ways to pay for it. limits of Salem and Keizer Marion County is one of the may start paying a new fee for last local governments in the area managing stormwater runoff to adopt a stormwater fee. as early as Jan. 1, 2015. While Chemeketa officials said they many of the people in the want to talk with the board and designated region are indi- possibly negotiate a lower fee or vidual homeowners, several some plan in lieu of the fee. The large, not-exactly-commercial college has spent about $630,000 entities fall in it as well, and on mitigating stormwater runoff they will be charged as if they on campus, said Greg Harris, were businesses. dean of public information. Chemeketa is the largest of Sustainability is one of the three them, but the area is also home top priorities for the administrato the Peopleâ€™s Church and some tion, he said, and college officials schools in the Salem-Keizer think their investment should School District. count for something with the The Marion County Board of county. Commissioners met Tuesday to Harris said the school spent
government. â€œThe idea that someone would want to penalize us for collecting the Lordâ€™s water is kind of a shock,â€? he said. Erickson said his church is on a limited budget and gave nearly $1 million to charities around the world last year, most often to causes that address hunger and poverty. The money the county is asking for could take away from the charity budget, he said, which is the priority for his church. â€œGoing to make it much more difficult for our community to prosper because the money should be left in the hands of the people,â€? Erickson said. â€œWhen government gets too big, there are consequences to that.â€? County Commissioner Janet Carlson said during Tuesdayâ€™s meeting sheâ€™s also worried about having too hefty a fee. She questioned the public works departmentâ€™s budget for how to use it, suggesting it should not be used to pay for services the county already provides, such as street sweeping.
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HATE n Continued from page 1 departments within the administration, were present at the discussion. These staff and faculty members were not only present to show their support for students but to voice their own frustrations with laws and policies that limit administrative ability to take action against perpetrators of hate speech. Angelo Gomez, the interim executive director for the office of equity and inclusion, was the only participant who wished to be named for this story. “The more of us that respond, the better,” Gomez said. “Students, faculty, staff, everybody together should do this. It wouldn’t be good if it was just the administration. It’s not good if it’s just students, but it’s better if it’s all of us.” Gomez shared his wishes for an improved legal system that would refine and close the loopholes within laws against hate speech. “If we can punish, we should punish,” Gomez said. Inspired by the evening’s discussion and the stories shared by students, Gomez verbally
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BUDGET n Continued from page 1 the budget in total,” Patterson said. “We haven’t ever done that before.” Each department within the city will see some changes to its operating budgets, but the general fund expenses will remain around $42 million. The library, police, finance and fire departments will receive slightly more funding, while parks and recreation, community development and the city manager’s funding will decrease from last year. “We wanted to develop a budget that speaks to what we can do as an organization, not what we can no longer accomplish,” Patterson said. “It’s a shift in thinking.”
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This shift resulted in each of the separate city entities reviewing its own budget and sources for expenditures and revenue. “We’ve been able to identify things that can be more efficient,” Patterson said. In an effort to increase public participation in the budget adoption process, four meetings will be held to discuss these separate departmental budgets before the general public hearing May 1. The City Council will then deliberate on the new budget at the June 2 meeting. The new budget will incorporate approximately sevenand-a-half new hires and the operating levy that passed in November 2013 will pay for most of these new positions. The levy, which voters nar-
rowly approved, consists of an 82-cent property tax for approximately every $1,000 of assessed value and will support new hires in the Police, Fire and Community Development departments. The levy also allows the Corvallis Public Library to reopen on Sundays, bringing its weekly hours up to 60. Because the levy vote was so close, Patterson said the city should be aware of the potential tension and concerns from those who did not vote to increase property taxes. “We have to be conscious of the message sent by voters,” Patterson said. “We have a responsibility to be wise stewards of the taxpayers dollars.” Emma-Kate Schaake
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options to improve existing classroom spaces and bring them up to compliance in terms of accessibility and efficiency. Chris Evans, a food science major at OSU, Gremmels said most of these concerns arose from an increasing student population said some of the more recent renovations have at OSU over the past few years. Enrollment not helped address such concerns. More specifically, Evans said one classroom continues to grow at an all-time high as the renovation in Milam Hall did not make it easier university works to address similar concerns to enter in a wheelchair. moving forward. “I would usually just hang out near the “Ten years ago we were 10,000 less students,” doorway at the top,” Evans said. “I didn’t bother he said. going in the classroom.” The new classroom building will help the In addition, Evans said he hopes the new university explore various innovative teach- classroom building does a better job of addressing options aimed to bring more to the overall ing such issues, and that Disability Access classroom experience. For example, students Services should reach out to more individuals in the larger arena classrooms will never be fur- with accessibility needs. ther than eight rows back from the instructor. “Don’t just decide or dig through the ADA With stage lecture-style classes on the manual,” Evans said. decline and online course options on the rise, Work on the classroom building’s interior Gremmels said it is essential to offer the best will begin around Oct. 15. The building will and latest in-classroom options for students. offer more than 2,100 classroom seats for “Even in the big classroom, you’re close to all students. your peers,” Gremmels said. “The instructors Sean Bassinger are really excited about teaching in it.” Higher education reporter Meanwhile, OSU continues exploring firstname.lastname@example.org
JOBS n Continued from page 1 attend the career fair even if they are not currently looking for a position. Getting a feel for the kinds of employers in attendance and practicing how to talk to them can provide invaluable experience when actually hunting for a job. Tip No. 3: Venture into the basement The Career Services department, located in the basement of Kerr Administration Building, offers myriad tools for students looking to increase their marketability. Students can stop by for 15-minute sessions with a resume assistant to improve cover letters and make sure they are presenting themselves in the best light to potential employers. Drop-in hours are Monday through Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. Speed mock interviews and seminars provide valuable, immediate feedback that is not always taken advantage of,
according to Finch. Practicing with real employees who actually offer advice after a meeting can help settle future interview nerves. For those students unsure about what steps to take next on their career path, appointments with career counselors are available by appointment. Students can schedule a meeting via their account on Beaver JobNet. Tip No. 4: We can’t all be engineers OSU is pretty well known for its science and engineering departments — as evidenced by the amount of jobs and internships posted on Beaver JobNet for those majors. But students studying liberal arts, business or other majors also have resources at their fingertips. “Be sure to be checking with your college for career events,” Finch said. “Unfortunately, you have to work a lot harder to find internships that are going to pay and pay well. For those, you might have to look
on multiple job sites or see if your college is doing something separate.” Finch said the Colleges of Forestry, Business and Liberal Arts all offer additional career events throughout the year. Tip No. 5: Apply early and often For students who are not graduating this term, keep in mind that it pays to be prepared. Start thinking this summer about potential plans for the next academic year. “Don’t be afraid to look early for a job position,” Finch said. “Companies actually do most of their recruiting in the fall and I didn’t know that as a student. It’s good to think ahead.” In addition, Finch recommended that students apply for multiple jobs, even if they don’t see a quick turnaround or success right away. The more applications and interviews, the better the end result. Tori Hittner
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In second place in the Pac-12 standings with the most important part of No. 6 Oregon State’s schedule around the corner, the Beavers have been dealt bad news. Senior first baseman Kavin Keyes, a staple in the middle of OSU’s lineup for the better part of the past three seasons, is out indefinitely with a fractured left thumb. The injury came in the third inning of Sunday’s 8-1 victory against Washington State on a play at first. “It was a tag play at first, I had to come off the bag, I tagged him and it just got caught,” Keyes said at practice Wednesday. “When it happened, I realized something was wrong but I didn’t feel very much pain at first. “I went back out there and kept playing an inning and two-thirds to try and get through it, and it got to the point where I wasn’t helping anyone out by playing first base.” Keyes later left the game for a nearby hospital to get X-rays. While he doesn’t know his exact timetable, he expects to return for the postseason, assuming Oregon State qualifies
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at the end of the year. He’s still waiting on doctors to determine treatment and an accurate timeframe for his recovery. “I still need to figure out with doctors what type of treatment and how it goes,” Keyes said, “but it shouldn’t be anymore than five or six weeks.” Keyes’ absence is a significant one for an Oregon State team that has struggled with consistency at the plate this season. Keyes has the third-highest batting average on the team through Sunday (.325), while contributing 19 runs batted in and sound defense at both and first and occasionally third base. The Beavers know replacing one of their senior leaders will be no easy task, but have confidence in whomever fills Keyes’ void at first base. “He’s obviously a big part of our team defensively and offensively, but I think that we have guys that come in and step up,” said freshman shortstop Trever Morrison. “We’ve got Jerad (Casper) and Billy (King) maybe that can come up, but I think we’ll be able to work with each other and we’ll trust each other.” Casper is the most likely replacement for Keyes as he’s the most experience of the two and has seen important playing time the past two See BASEBALL | page 6
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Laura Berg stood in left field after the Oregon State softball team finalized an 18-0 blowout loss to No. 1 Oregon on Monday. The head coach looked over the stat sheet after the postgame huddle. Two numbers jumped out to her: three errors in the five-inning game, and being outhit 19-1. All three errors resulted in unearned runs and only 11 of the 18 runs allowed in the game were earned. Also — as Berg pointed out herself — Oregon had more hits Monday than the Beavers’ 11 hits in the three-game series. “They didn’t want to be here any more than the man on the moon,” Berg said. “You could see it on their faces.” “I can kind of agree with that,” added freshman pitcher Alleyah Armendariz. “It seemed kind of slow-paced, not a lot of people were into the game until we were down by a lot.” If it’s any consolation for OSU (13-23, 3-10 Pac-12), the next team on the schedule was also on the receiving end of a recent pummeling by
the Ducks — No. 2 UCLA (36-4, 9-3). In the national rankings, UCLA is second only to Oregon, but the Bruins are still stinging from their last Pac-12 matchup against Oregon. UCLA avoided the sweep, but lost the first two games, including a 12-4 defeat in five innings in the middle contest of the series. Oregon State will have only two days in between the Oregon and UCLA matchups with the first game against the Bruins set for 7 p.m. Thursday in Los Angeles. “It’s disappointing because we only get to play these games for so long,” Armendariz said of the Oregon loss. “We have to flush it and move on to the next series.” The Beavers missed an opportunity to beat the No. 1 team in the nation, but the underdog situation will remain the same against the Bruins. UCLA is led by double-threat sophomore Ally Carda, who leads her team’s starters with a 21-2 record in the pitcher’s circle and a 1.27 ERA. If that weren’t enough, she also bats .384 at the plate with a .524 on-base percentage and six home runs. For an OSU team that is looking to break See SOFTBALL | page 6
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Oregon State finished the 2013 season ranked 113th in the nation in rushing, receiving just 94.4 yards per game on the ground. Considering there are only 123 teams in the nation, it’s an area the Beavers hope to improve for the 2014 season. OSU struggled running the ball a year ago, but the Beavers get juniors Terron Ward and Storm Woods back and are optimistic they can improve. The duo has been working hard during the offseason and say they feel as good as ever midway through spring practices. “I feel really good — faster, stronger, bigger,” Woods said. “Now that we’re getting in the flow, we’re ready to take off.” Woods rushed for 505 yards in 2013, averaging 3.8 yards per carry while scoring six touchdowns. Ward finished with similar numbers, gaining 555 yards for the season with a 4.6 yard per carry average and five touchdowns. Woods and Ward shared the backfield all of last season — Woods had 127 carries and Ward had 113 — and expect to once again. Though both admit they’d like to be the clear-
cut starter, they’re more focused on contributing on the field and taking advantage of the touches they do get. “Every player’s goal is to be a starter and contribute, but we’re both going to get the ball and we’re both going to get in the game,” Ward said. “As long as I have an impact on the team, I’m OK with that.” Despite battling for the same position, Ward said the two help push each other to be better every single day. There’s constant competition, but it’s a friendly relationship both on and off the field. “If you ask any coach out here, he’d probably tell you me and Storm are the two hardest workers out here and that’s because we feed off each other,” Ward said. “We know what we expect and we know what we want to see from this team. We’re just working hard every day.” While the Beavers struggled to run the ball for the majority of the season, they did find some success toward the end of the year. The biggest breakthrough was in OSU’s one-point loss to Oregon in the Civil War last November. Ward rushed for 146 yards on 17 carries and Woods added 75 yards on 15 carries. Despite losing three offensive linemen from a year ago to graduation, Oregon State expects to improve off its late-season success. See FOOTBALL | page 6
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Golfstat.com national rank (based on average score): 1 The Huskies own the top scoring average (71.21) in the country.
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National rank: 2 Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers boasts the nation’s top individual scoring average (69.58).
National rank: 7 The last time Oregon State played in a tournament featuring Pac-12 competition (the Redhawk Invite in University Place, Wash.), the Bruins took first by posting a 9-under 835.
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National rank: 10 With a scoring average of 72.24, the Sun Devils give the Pac-12 four teams ranked in the nation’s top 10.
National rank: 11 Cal, which won last year’s Pac-12 Championships by nine strokes, leads the conference in tournament wins this season with six.
National rank: 17 Last time OSU played in a tournament with USC, the Trojans cruised to a first-place finish at the San Diego Classic, while OSU shot 23-over to finish sixth.
National rank: 22 Oregon State beat Oregon by 11 strokes at Duck Invite in Eugene earlier this season.
National rank: 36 The Buffaloes are fresh off a second-place finish at the 21-team Wyoming Cowboy Classic.
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National rank: N/A Back in the fall, the Cougars kicked off their season by posting the second-best team score (4-under) in the history of the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate tournament, but haven’t finished a tournament better than 6-over since.
National rank: N/A Utah finished last at the 2013 Pac-12 Championships by posting a 1,513 (+113), 27 strokes behind tied-for-eighth Oregon State.
Golfstat.com national rank (based on average score): 1 The Trojans have four players ranked inside the nation’s top 20 in terms of scoring average.
National rank: 2 Freshman Alison Lee averages 70.71 per round, tops in the country.
National rank: 5 The Huskies won this week’s Silverado Showing with ease, as they were the only team in the in the 15-team field to finish the three-round tournament under par.
National rank: 6 Stanford has three tournament wins this season, tied for second most in the conference.
5. Arizona State
National rank: 7 The Sun Devils are led by junior Noemi Jimenez, who boasts the nation’s fourth-best individual scoring average (71.22).
National rank: 19 Despite entering this week’s Silverado Showdown ranked in the top 10 nationally, the Wildcats struggled to a 22-over finish, three strokes behind Oregon State.
National rank: 30 The Ducks placed in the top five in eight of 11 tournaments this season.
National rank: N/A The Golden Bears finished 13th at the Silverado Showdown this week.
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National rank: N/A Colorado is one of two Pac-12 teams — Arizona State being the other — without a tournament win this season.
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National rank: N/A Senior Erik Oja has been a bright spot for the Wildcats, ranking 36th nationally with an average score of 71.03.
National rank: N/A The Cougars finished second-to-last at the Pac-12 Preview — which featured all 11 Pac-12 teams plus Hawaii — in November, finishing ahead of only Hawaii.
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out of a collective hitting slump, Carda is one of the last pitchers any team would want to face. Still, players like junior center fielder Dani Gilmore will attempt to lead the way. Gilmore recorded OSU’s only hit Monday and ended up with four of the Beavers’ 11 hits on the weekend. She went 2-for-3 Sunday with a home run. “She can hit a ball that’s 10 feet off the plate,” Armendariz said. “If I need a run at any time, she’ll be the one to produce that run.” Nonetheless, OSU needs to make a big improvement from Monday’s game in order to beat UCLA. The Beavers beat then-No. 5 Arizona State earlier this year but have lost nine of their 10 games in conference play since that series upset. “They have to get to a point where they’re sick and tired of losing like this,” Berg said. “They’ve got to start coming out and doing the simple, little things that are going to win ball games.”
“The offensive line is working hard, we’re working hard, coaches are working hard,” Woods said. “The only place to go is up.” Woods and Ward will undoubtedly be OSU’s top-two ball carrier’s, barring injury, but sophomore Chris Brown is a player that has made strides entering spring practice from a year ago. Brown played sparingly last season, mostly in blowouts, gaining 19 yards on 10 carries, but could be a factor depending on fall camp and how the season plays out. If either Woods or Ward goes down with injury, Brown could suddenly see a significant role. “I like the looks of Chris, there’s no doubt about it, he’s progressed a lot,” said head coach Mike Riley. “Right now, they’re just all playing (in spring practice) so we don’t have to think about what we’re going to do in games or anything like that.” “Chris has improved every year he’s been here from freshman year to now,” Ward added. “Every spring ball, every fall camp, he’s improved.” Whether or not the ground game will improve from a year ago remains to be seen, but the running game’s success hinges on a collective effort, according to Ward. The spring and eventually fall camps are an important time to continue to develop and improve. “It depends on the whole offense,” Ward said. “It depends on the linemen, it depends on the quarterback, it depends on the running backs. We’re really based off the O-line, and when you have that camaraderie with the O-line, good things happen. We’ll see when the season comes.”
seasons. He’s hitting .219 on the season and has two home runs in 32 at bats. If there’s a silver lining for Oregon State, it’s that it could have come at a worse time. The Beavers have a conference bye this weekend, giving Keyes an extra week to heal and his eventual replacement an extra week of preparation. While Keyes said he’s disappointed about missing such significant time in his senior season, he’s drawn comfort from a similar situation Oregon State experienced last season during which shortstop Tyler Smith suffered a broken bone, missing three weeks near the end of the regular season. Keyes hasn’t talked to Smith yet — who’s playing for the High Desert Mavericks, the Seattle Mariners single-A affiliate — but said he plans to for advice. “I haven’t talked to him yet but I’m sure I will in the near future to figure out what he did when it happened to him last year,” Keyes said. “He got back pretty quick and handled it well so it’ll be good to get his advice.” Oregon State will take the field without Keyes for the first time Monday on the road against Sacramento State for a two-game nonconference series. The Beavers host No. 23 Oregon in a threegame series starting the April 25.
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aking two physical activity courses this term has me thinking a lot about why folks exercise. The required Health and Human Sciences course showed me that the main reason for exercising, at least for people in my age range, revolves around looking good. Apparently, the motivation surrounding the concept of “getting in shape” is concurrent with looking sexy and desirable. But I disagree with using superficiality as a motivation to get in shape.
have the perfect magazine-cover appearance — and I’m OK with that. Whenever I get my blood pressure checked at Student Health Services, Cassie it’s a good — healthy — number. I do my best to exercise on a regular basis. I’ve tried to introduce Frankly, I’ve never really been what healthier food choices into my life. At society would consider “in shape,” this moment in life, I would consider despite an on-again off-again rela- myself healthy. tionship with exercise via sports. I try to hold the philosophy that — I’ve never achieved a proper, social- for me, at least — exercise and healthy ly approved thigh gap or a sleek, living can and should be sought flattened stomach. I will always have See RUUD | page 8 Viking arms. I don’t know that I’ll ever
Possible parking solution won’t address underlying issues
arking on campus can be a nightmare, because there aren’t enough spots. At least not enough desirable ones. Some of us pay for parking passes but still don’t get spaces anywhere close to where we need to be. And, understandably, residents don’t appreciate students parking in their front lawns. Some Associated Students of Oregon State University presidential candidates have stepped up to claim that they will fix the parking problem if they get elected. Fat chance. I can’t even imagine a feasible way a student body president could fix our parking problem in a single year — not one that would actually be considered by the university and the city. It seems like all that Oregon State University is willing to do on the
Scottaline matter is build more student housing, accept more students and perhaps sell more parking passes as parking lots are disappearing. Recent parking utilization studies calculated that 1,700 parking spaces aren’t being used on any given day, but it doesn’t appear that way to most students. There are parking lots on campus that feel like they’re nowhere near civilization. People don’t want to park in the lot on 30th Street across from Reser Stadium if they have a class in any of the buildings on Campus Way. You might as well walk to school in
that case. The new “zone parking” plans for OSU parking include selling a limited number of parking permits for specific zones. This will supposedly reduce the amount of time it takes for students to find parking. But the potential backlash to this well-intentioned solution is that more students will be attending (or are being accepted into, rather) our university. So we’re going to accept more students but sell fewer parking passes. I’m no math major, but that doesn’t add up. There will be a price variance according to the parking zone students wish to use. The shuttle system will also be expanded, making it easier for students to get from where they parked to where they See SCOTTALINE | page 8
Your guide to Corvallis nightlife
t’s your big day: You just turned 21, and you’re now legally allowed into the bars and clubs. New doors have opened for you — literally. You can join the Corvallis nightlife scene. You’re now only one drunken stupor away from singing Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” at karaoke night and being kicked out the door by a bouncer with anger issues — so tread lightly. You have a lot of options. Gone are the days when all you could do was go to house parties and make sober small talk with random people — because, of course, you were a good kid and didn’t drink illegally. Nope. Not you. But now there’s no more wading through a humid fraternity house, the climate of which rivals the Amazon, trying to find your lost jacket and dignity. Being new to the Corvallis nightlife, you might need some direction. Certain bars will be your scene — others most definitely won’t. Consider me your guide — your Sacajawea, if you will, on the path toward awesomeness. The atmosphere of every bar is different, so here are your options: The classic laid-back bar in Corvallis is The Downward Dog. It’s a great place to get away from the riffraff and hooligans common to the usual college bar. The See GREVSTAD | page 8
Letter to the Editor Regarding Barlow’s Facebook comment
ASOSU lessons on the First and Second Amendments Conservative radio host Lars Larson will likely see the flap over the Associated Students of Oregon State University presidential candidate Bret Barlow’s anti-gay posts as being another example of “politically correct” university liberals restricting the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment right to free speech during his coincidentally scheduled radio show from the MU quad featuring the Second Amendment right to bear arms in support of Oregon State University Republicans. I agree with Lars that the First Amendment right to free speech is important because the gay and former OSU Professor W. Dorr Legg (19041994) famously won a U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding his First Amendment right to publish a scholarly journal discussing changing the laws against homosexuality, including Oregon’s law, which was not repealed until 1971. I am sympathetic to OSU student Bret Barlow’s situation, because I have also been publically humiliated for impolitic comments, and I have also feared being blackmailed — as he did. Hopefully, the ASOSU election flap will teach everyone the lessons I learned only with maturity — first, confess, as Bret did, and second, don’t play the “victim role,” as Bret unfortunately did, because you are not a victim like the people you terrorized — “real men” never feel the need to be impolite or act immature on purpose. To see a photo of Prof. Legg and read about the importance of free speech in the formation of the first gay student group at OSU, see my history that is now permanently stored online by the OSU Scholars Archives in the Valley library.
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Drama igniting T ASOSU’s election lot of people seem to be fired up about Associated Students of Oregon State University’s current president, Brett Deedon, publicly endorsing a candidate in this race while his vice president, Victoria Redman, is on the elections committee. Well, tough. It’s in the ASOSU bylaws that it’s a part of Redman’s job to serve as the chair of the elections committee during the ASOSU elections, unless the vice president plans to run for office. Redman isn’t running for office for next year, but she’d been thinking about doing so, which is why she is a member of the committee while Jacob Vandever is the elections committee chair and chief elections officer. A lot of people are also upset about Bret Barlow’s Facebook fail, the one the Barometer reported on this week. You know the one we’re talking about. The reasons to be upset with Barlow’s gaff are valid. Just because someone said something offensive as a joke doesn’t make it funny to the people it’s about. Bigoted jokes aren’t OK or funny, no matter how hilarious they’re “supposed” to be. This one, in particular, was nowhere close to funny. However, there may be a positive end result of all this ASOSU drama — it’s definitely brought attention to the election. Many more students are talking about these Oregon State University student body elections than we can remember discussing them last year. More attention to the elections hopefully means more voters. (The online polls — accessible through ONID or Blackboard — don’t close until 10 p.m. Friday.) More voters means that the elections may actually make a difference. The proposed changes can only be effected if 15 percent of the student body votes on them, and only if two-thirds of the student body votes for them. The voter numbers for recent years have hovered around 10 percent, which effectively hobbles ASOSU. What’s the good of a student government if it can’t make a difference? So we hope that all this drama surrounding our student government means that students are finally paying attention. We don’t care if students are only voting so they can say they didn’t vote for “that guy,” as long as they’re voting — and getting us closer to seeing progress within student government.
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want to be. None of that sounds like something I want to pay a lot of money for. To play the spoiled brat card: If I pay for a parking permit, I don’t want its “privileges” to be the same as not paying for one and parking a little off-campus. Maybe my outlook on the potential solutions for OSU parking problems is short-sighted. But I think the university is only offering surface-level solutions because, in reality, there’s more to consider (e.g., volume of students; eliminating small, central parking lots; building more student housing) before we can really fix the parking problem. Until we address these issues, real solutions won’t fix the problem.
staff is friendly, the lighting is relaxing and the concoctions on its drink menu are genius. It’s one fireplace away from obligatory life-pondering and whiskey neats. If The Downward Dog is too slow for you, and you want a bar with a faster-paced scene and closer to your house, I suggest Sancho’s. It’s cozy. There aren’t many booths, so it’s almost always a tight fit. However, it’s a great place to get a drink without all that dancing business. The staff is amazingly awesome and $10 has never bought so many Jell-O shots. But what happens when you’re five shots in and want to show everyone exactly how excellent your dance moves are? You move to Impulse to get your freak on. Its DJ takes requests and knows the meaning of “bass.” It can be difficult to get a drink at the bar, but there’s a lot of space for your
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RUUD n Continued from page 7 after for the health benefits they provide first, and for superficial reasons second. Said benefits include but aren’t limited to: increased lifespan, decreased feelings of depression, better sleeping patterns and having stronger muscles and bones. These are listed on the United States Department of Agriculture’s website, with a nod to MyPlate, which is the portion control and food group visual for getting the most out of your nutrition.
Exercise for an aesthetically pleasing surface can lead to a crash-and-burn effect, according to Spark People. Exercise becomes a chore, something you have to do to fit a certain size. That type of thinking isn’t too far from believing that exercise is a temporary fix in order to get your dream body. That isn’t healthy thinking — it’s just self-loathing and frustration wrapped up in a bow. A good body is like a good car — you need to pay attention to its needs and how well it’s running. You fine-tune it and work at it so it can be at its best.
giddy gyrations. Impulse has a cover charge though, so plan accordingly. The best-known bar in the Corvallis nightlife scene is undoubtedly the Peacock. This fine establishment is home to karaoke, pool, sand billiards, Western Wednesdays and dollar beers. No matter how determined you are to remain on the first floor of the bar, everyone always ends up on the top floor at the end of the night. The top floor is where the dancing lives. With this perfect primer, prepare yourself for introduction to the Corvallis nightlife scene as a responsible adult. Use it as a guideline — there are plenty of bars I didn’t mention, but the ones I did are the keystones to the scene. Enjoy yourself — but remember that mugshots for public intoxication linger a while on the Internet. t
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Except in this case, you only get one car, and only a brief time during which to use it. So it’s up to you to decide whether to give your body the attention it deserves by taking care of it and keeping it healthy in order to retain the ability to do the things you love. Or you can let it sit and rust out in the driveway, and watch it fall apart from disuse and lack of maintenance. Exercise is good for everyone. t
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