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ASOSU presidential candidates, fraternity brothers Sanders, Sarman wrap up polarizing election season By Tori Hittner
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Brendan Sanders and Taylor Sarman are Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity brothers. They’re in the same family line. Now they’re running against each other in the Associated Students of Oregon State University presidential race — and engaging in some subtle, personal competition. The ASOSU elections committee received four campaign violation petitions in the past three weeks: all issued by and against Sanders’ and Sarman’s campaigns. “(The violations) show that both of us have kind of fallen into the pettiness factor,” Sanders said. “It’s made some tension between some of my fraternity family line. … I don’t think it has been very healthy for the house.” The violations ranged from improper advertising issues to illegal email use. Only two minor violations were issued, both against Sanders and his running mate, Steven Nemer, according to Jacob Vandever, elections committee chair. Their ticket received the violation for illegal use of a university work email and the commingling of funds for their recently founded Great Orange Party. Vandever, an Alpha Sigma Phi member
himself, said the two minor violations require no significant repercussions. “We have a lot of ambition stuffed into a tiny house,” Vandever said. “That has positive side effects and that has negative side effects.” Sarman carries the official support and endorsement of his fraternity. “I wouldn’t have run if I didn’t have my fraternity’s support,” Sarman said. “This campaign process is a big and enduring thing and having … my brothers’ support behind me in this has been absolutely wonderful.” Sanders said he felt blindsided by his fraternity house’s official endorsement of Sarman. After almost running in last year’s election, Sanders said his own intent to run was wellknown around the house. “I know that while some do actively support him, a lot of the older ones … are supporting me and moving forward,” Sanders said. “While the chapter may say one thing, it’s not necessarily what everyone is doing or voting for.” Sanders said not having his house’s official endorsement has been rougher than he imagined, particularly given the effort and time he said he has given the Greek community. Sanders currently serves as president of the OSU Interfraternity Council. Despite the mixed feelings, both candidates Courtesy of Taylor Sarman agreed that their recent competition only ASOSU presidential candidates Brendan Sanders serves to highlight the driven nature of their See BROTHERS | page 3
into re-establishing OSU’s chapter. Local university chapters of College Democrats are recognized by the Oregon Federation of College Democrats, which is the state-level branch of the By Kaitlyn Kohlenberg College Democrats of America. THE DAILY BAROMETER CDA is the official student outreach arm of the U.S. After graduating seniors left behind a dissipated Democratic Party. group, one underclassman is working to reunite the Morgan hopes to regain the charter at OSU and Oregon State University chapter of College Democrats. create a foundation for the student group that will be Brett Morgan, a second-year student studying envi- able to survive future generations at OSU. Morgan and Donald Handeland, the president of ronmental sciences, has been communicating with College Democrat affiliates at University of Oregon the OSU College Republicans, said that the biggest and other colleges in Oregon to get help and insight contributor to the dissipation of the previous OSU
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College Republicans, ASOSU president endorse presidential candidate Taylor Sarman By Sean Bassinger THE DAILY BAROMETER
College Democrats charter was the limited age range of its members. “It seemed like their officers were all seniors,” Handeland said. “It works better to have staggered ages and grades within the group of officers, that way when members graduate, not all of the group information is lost.” Handeland added that diverse age ranges also allow for greater access within the community, citing freshmen access to residence halls as a great way to reach broader audiences on campus. See DEMOCRATS | page 4
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and Taylor Sarman at an Alpha Sigma Phi member’s wedding last summer.
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Associated Students of Oregon State University presidential candidate Taylor Sarman and running mate Bryan Williamson, both current ASOSU student leaders, received two public endorsements during this election session. The campaign season began the first day of spring term, March 31, and voting began Monday. OSU College Republicans endorsed Sarman’s ticket through social media April 2, but it’s current ASOSU President Brett Deedon’s endorsement, which was made Wednesday, that’s causing some debate. Deedon said nothing in the ASOSU Constitution forbids him from voicing his opinion on the matter. “There’s nowhere that says I can’t have an opinion on the elections,” Deedon said. Sarman said he and Deedon discussed the endorsement briefly before going public. “It’s really great to have him out advocating for us,” Sarman said. “ASOSU has accomplished so much this year and we need to continue to make sure the momentum stays — that it’s not slowed and not stopped.” Sarman said he felt Deedon’s decision to endorse his candidacy was ethical and fair. “It happens in every other political realm in the world,” Sarman said.
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Construction to the southwest corner of Gill accidentally punctures gas line Thursday By Kaitlyn Kohlenberg THE DAILY BAROMETER
A gas line near Gill Coliseum was penetrated, which resulted in an evacuation Thursday around 11 a.m. As part of renovations to the southwest corner of the building, construction work caused the accidental puncture. Mike Bamberger, the emergency preparedness manager for Oregon State University, said gas line breaks like this are not common but still have clear protocols to ensure public safety. “As soon as it happens, we call 9-1-1,” Bamberger said. “The fire department comes and they are our experts on what to do.” Under direction of the fire depart-
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ment, Bamberger said buildings in the immediate area were evacuated and NW Natural, the natural gas provider for the Corvallis area, was alerted and had the pipe shut off. Unfortunately for those in the surrounding areas, Gill Coliseum shares a gas line grid with several other buildings on campus. For the sake of public safety, Dixon Recreation Center, Finley Hall, Bloss Hall and Arnold Dining Center were evacuated. “When there’s gas, you don’t want sparks,” Bamberger said. “They shut down the power and that took down all those facilities.” The OSU Beaver Store remained open and powered throughout the incident, as it is connected to a different grid than the coliseum and the other affected buildings. Employees and student athletes who were in Gill Coliseum, the Sports
Emergency response vehicles respond to a punctured gas line at Gill Coliseum Thursday morning. Construction on the southwest corner of the building caused the puncture.
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Former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration administrator Jane Lubchenco has been brought back to Oregon State University, her previous home for 30 years. OSU named Lubchenco a distinguished university professor and adviser in marine studies. Lubchenco’s position will facilitate the coordination and expansion of the university’s international reputation in marinerelated studies. Spread across several disciplines, marine studies at OSU account for nearly $100 million dollars in annual research funding, according to an OSU press release. Following four years of working at the helm of NOAA under the appointment of President Barack Obama, Lubchenco is delighted to be return to OSU and looks forward to working on enhanced efforts in the marine sciences on education, outreach and policy. Lubchenco’s faculty appointment is in integrative biology, which is housed in the College of Science at OSU. “A primary goal for Dr. Lubchenco in her new position will be to engage the entire university in OSU’s expanding marine studies mission, and advise university leadership on marine studies matters,” Rick Spinrad, vice president for research at OSU, said in the release. In an announcement last year, OSU President Ed Ray launched COURTESY OF OSU ARCHIVES an initiative toward creating a marine studies campus at OSU. One future development at the Hatfield Marine Science Center Jane Lubchenco, in 2009, was a member of the Oregon State in Newport would include hosting as many as 500 students University faculty for 30 years and served for four years as on-site.
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Tiny houses popular in Northwest, but banned in Salem By Tracy Loew
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SALEM — Tiny houses. Everyone loves them. Cute, inexpensive, and eco-friendly, tiny houses are popping up all over the Northwest. Portland, which just relaxed its rules to allow them, is seeing a boom, and even boasts a tiny house hotel. But don’t look for them in Salem. The Capital City is alone in the state in banning tiny houses, more formally known as “accessory dwelling units.” In fact, a recent study of large and mid-sized cities in the Northwest found that only Salem and Idaho Falls have outright bans on accessory dwelling units. “There’s just a lack of policy. They simply do not allow accessory dwelling units,” said Jordan Palmeri, green building coordinator for the state Department of Environmental Quality. “Salem is the only one that doesn’t offer some option to build an ADU.” Nothing would prevent a Salem property owner from building one small house on a
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Tiny houses on display along 13th and Cross Streets in south Salem are not allowed in Salem, where there is a ban on accessory dwelling units. single-family lot, of course. But mother-in-law suites, backyard cottages, garage or attic units, granny flats or converted basements aren’t allowed. “We get a lot of people that want to do it. We get questions all the time,” said Lisa Anderson-Ogilvie, Salem’s acting urban planning administrator. “We always have to say it’s not a permitted use, you can’t do that.” The rule goes back to the 1920s, when zoning was first put
in place in Salem, AndersonOgilvie said. “It was never put in the code and we just continued on that way,” she said. Older neighborhoods that predate zoning may have a few ADUs, and those are legal, she said. There likely also are a fair number of illegal ADUs in the city. The idea is being talked about locally, said Mike Erdmann, chief executive officer of the Home Builders Association of
Marion and Polk Counties. A group studying housing needs and possible zone changes in Salem is discussing the possibility, he said. “There seemed to be popular support,” Erdmann said. “Whether an ADU ordinance will stem from that, I don’t know.” A March 2013 Sightline study ranked cities in the Northwest for their ADU friendliness. Vancouver, B.C. came in first, followed by Portland. Portland reduced its permit fees for ADUs in 2010. Last year, the city received nearly 200 permit applications, up from an average of 30 per year before the change. Salem ranked dead last. DEQ researchers say tiny houses are one of the most positive things people can do to reduce their environmental impact. They take up less land, require fewer building materials, and cost less to heat and cool. “ADUs are a good idea environmentally,” Palmeri said. “And they have all these other social and economic benefits.”
Oregon counties end jails holds on immigrants after court decision By Amelia Templeton
has placed immigration holds on more than 1500 people in the Clackamas county jail in OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING PORTLAND — Five Oregon counties the last five years. ICE asked the county to deny those now say they will no longer hold people in jail in response to requests from the federal people bail and to keep them for up to 48 immigration agency. That’s after a federal hours after they’d finished serving their district court judge found those detentions sentences. violate the constitution. One woman sued. She was represented by The case began in Clackamas County. David Henretty at the Oregon Law Center. According to court filings, U.S. Immigration He says a federal judge agreed his client was and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, held without a warrant or probable cause.
And Clackamas County is liable. “It shows that jails cannot hold people without a reason, no matter who asks them to.” Henretty said. The three Portland area counties, plus Deschutes and Marion counties, say they will no longer hold people based solely on ICE requests. The U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency did not respond to a request for comment.
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OSU Chess Club, 4-6pm, MU Commons. Come play with us and learn more about this classic game. All skill levels welcome. ASOSU Elections Committee, 3pm, Snell Roundtable. Meeting.
Events Career Services, 11am-Noon, Valley Library: Willamette East & West. So You Think You Can Interview? Doug Rice from EAN Holdings will present. Career Services, 1-2pm, Valley Library: Willamette East & West. How You Can Use Social Media to Get a Job. Karlina Christensen from the Statesman Journal Media will present. Career Services, 2-3pm, Valley Library: Willamette East & Weste. Job Search Strategies. Learn productive search strategies. Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority Inc., 8pm-Midnight, MU Basement. “I’m Different” High School Event. Tabling, bowling and fun!
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Campus Recycling, Student Sustainability Initiative, ASOSU, times and locations vary. OSU Earth Week Celebration. Fun and educational activities geared toward raising environmental awareness and engagement, including the community fair, HooHaa and more. Runs April 20-26.
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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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Friday, April 25 Meetings
OSU Chess Club, 4-6pm, MU Commons. Come play with us and learn more about this classic game. All skill levels welcome.
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Student Health Services, Women’s Center, CAPS, 9am registration/checkin, 10am race start, MU Quad. Move Toward Hope 5K/10K Walk/Run. A FREE event focused on increasing participants’ awareness of sexual violence and the importance of bystander intervention in the prevention of sexual violence.
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Student Health Services, Women’s Center, CAPS, 7pm, MU Journey Room. Film Screening: “Brave Miss World.” The film explores the trauma and stigma of sexual assault, thorugh one woman’s inspiring journey from teenage victim to empowered survivor, lawyer and advocate. Face AIDS, 6:30pm doors open, MU Ballroom. Condom Couture 2014. OSU’s third annual Condom Couture Fashion Show. HIV/AIDS awareness event. All the outfits are made almost entirely of condoms.
Tuesday, April 29 Speakers
OSU Events, 7-9pm, LaSells Stewart Center. DISCOVERY Lecture Series. Adam Braun is the Founder and CEO of Pencils for Promise, an award-winning nonprofit that has opened more than 200 schools across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Events Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority Inc., 5:30-7pm, Centro Cultural César Chávez. Celebrating the 14th birthday of Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority Inc. Kappa Chapter. Small presentation with cake & refreshments to follow.
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Fewer Portland homeowners are underwater compared to many cities By Kristian Foden-Vencil
Daren Blomquist, a spokesman for RealtyTrac, says the percentage is dropping fast because prices are rising. But he says the Portland market is much healthier with only PORTLAND â€” The percentage of homeowners who are underwater on their mortgage is significantly lower in Portland than nine percent of homeowners underwater. the rest of the nation. â€œThe majority of that nine percent is people who bought near About 17 percent of homeowners around the nation are hold- the top of the market in Portland, which is around August 2007,â€? ing a mortgage significantly bigger than the market value of he said. â€œ(They) either bought or refinanced their homes and their property, according to the Internet real estate company, are still sticking it out because they now see the light at the end of the tunnel.â€? RealtyTrac. That 17 percent is down from last year, when 26 percent of Out of 100 metro areas across the nation, Portland had the 24th homeowners were underwater. lowest percentage of people in negative equity.
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And when the final ballots have been counted and the race is over? â€œHopefully either way â€Ś things can get better,â€? Sanders said. â€œBut I donâ€™t know if they will; this campaign has kind of shown me sides I didnâ€™t know about him.â€? Sarman took a slightly different take on the matter. â€œHeâ€™s my grandbig in the fraternity,â€? Sarman said. â€œWeâ€™ve been really close friends since
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The most recent ruling I found in Oregon happened in 2010 — a Eugene man filed a PORTLAND — This year, Oregon joined 19 claim with the Bureau of Labor and Industries other states and the District of Columbia in after he was fired in 2003. legalizing medical marijuana dispensaries; The Oregonian reported that Anthony Colorado and neighboring Washington went Scevers had been prescribed medical maria step further, permitting the sale of recre- juana due to a history of anxiety and panic ational pot. attacks. He told his employer, Emerald Steel However, so far, there isn’t a way to shield Fabricators Inc., that he used marijuana under patients from the consequences of random drug testing at work, even if they are using the the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program in lieu of a drug test. A week later, he was let go. drug off the clock. Many companies require a drug test before Bureau of Labor and Industries investigahiring and warn new hires of random drug tests tors later ruled Scevers’ medical condition a during employment. disability and ordered the company to pay According to a recent USA Today article, $45,000. The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld employers in any state that permits marijuana the decision, but the Oregon Supreme Court dispensaries do not have to bend or break their sided with federal law. drug policies to accommodate legal pot use. It makes me wonder, what will happen now Colorado adopted a law that says employees can’t be fired for legal activities after work, only that medical marijuana dispensaries are popto have the courts rule that marijuana use isn’t ping up all over the state? Will employers lay lawful because the federal government still off drug testing if they know an employee is considers it illegal. And in Washington, USA a medical marijuana patient? Will disclosing KATELYN BLACK | OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING Today reports, lawmakers have yet to take any marijuana use affect hiring decisions, should Jars of medicinal marijuana at Pure Green, a Medical Marijuana dispensary in Portland. a potential hire refuse a drug test? action on the matter. OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING
New program will open doctors’ notebooks for patients’ use By Saerom Yoo
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Before Morgan can complete a sturdy foundation for the group, though, he has to gain enough members. He and his few peers are currently working on formulating a constitution for the student group, which is a requirement for all sponsored student groups at OSU, but Morgan said it is difficult to move things along, let alone raise more awareness of the group. “It’s not moving as quickly as I’d like or had hoped,” Morgan said. “We’re having trouble gaining attention and membership interest.” Morgan said he’s been placing invitational and informational posters around campus, hoping to reach all fields of academia at the university. He said more diversity is needed within the modern political structure and nearly all career fields have valuable input. Despite the polarized political perspectives of Republican and Democratic parties, both Handeland and Morgan said they don’t anticipate any friction between the Democratic and Republican student groups. In fact, both mentioned excitement over the potential for group interaction and shared events. “If anything, maybe it will be a friendly feud,” Morgan said. “I don’t expect any head-butting; it’s about creating discussion within the community.” Morgan added that Handeland contacted him with interest of coordinating some sort of political debate, either between the student groups, or between visiting politicians when possible. Handeland showed specific interest in getting both Republican and Democratic candidates running in statewide elections to visit OSU for a debate to help inform student voters. Handeland compared the opportunity for debates to having a favorite football team. “We’re republicans, so we want the republicans to win,” Handeland said. “But more, we’re probably political junkies too, so we like the idea of having debates. It’s like you have a football team and you really want them to win, but you still want to watch the game.”
Performance Center or the basketball complex at the time were moved temporarily into the Valley Football Center until the buildings were deemed safe for public re-entry. Lt. Steve Mitchell of the Oregon State Police was on site as a part of the emergency response teams. “Just for safety purposes, we evacuated (the buildings) just to make sure everybody’s safe and that if something did happen, no lives would be injured or lost,” Mitchell said. “So we made a containment area, (NW Natural) was able to respond fairly timely and get the gas line shut off.” Steve Fenk, associate athletic director for communications, works in the southwest corner of Gill and was one of a handful of evacuees from the building. “Where our offices are you could actually start to smell it, the gas,” Fenk said. Evacuees waited for roughly two hours while emergency response teams capped the pipe leak and waited for ventilation to dissipate the natural gas in the affected buildings.
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ENDORSEMENTS n Continued from page 1 Later on, Deedon said he reached out to an additional candidate group he wanted to support alongside Sarman and Williamson. “There’s another ticket I think has the confidence and skills to be in this position,” Deedon said. “But after talking to them, they did not want my support.” Brendan Sanders, ASOSU president candidate, and Bret Barlow, another president candidate, said Deedon never approached them. The final presidential candidate, Anderson Duboise, declined to comment on the matter. Based on Deedon’s current role as an established student leader, Sanders disagrees with the endorsement. “He basically stated that the student voice and opinion doesn’t even matter because he wants his own views to continue on,” Sanders said. In addition, Sanders said he and Duboise feel they’ve been unfairly treated by the organization.
“This applies to most any patient,” Corum said. “I think that it would have special applications to patients who have complex medical needs, where your dialogue with your physician is pretty complex. This allows them to take a look at what the doctor documented and spend some time researching and formulate meaningful questions.” In the OpenNotes study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the results were positive, according to Oregon nonprofit We Can Do Better. Patients were more likely to take their medications as prescribed, and they said they had a greater understanding and control over their care.
Emergency response teams had monitors on hand to measure the gas levels within the buildings and determine when it was safe to return. Just after 1 p.m., the automated campus alert system sent out emails, phone calls and text messages to inform subscribers that the gas leak had been corrected and there was no longer a safety issue. Bamberger encouraged university and community members to sign up for the alerts, which can be delivered by text message, email or phone call. He also emphasized that observing fire alarms is a necessary safety precaution, even when fire is not visibly present. Fire alarms were pulled in the evacuated buildings to alert occupants of the emergency procedure. “I will mention that some people didn’t treat the fire alarms as real,” Bamberger said. “So they stayed and had to wait as we swept the people as part of our procedures. We sweep through as we evacuate and we had to urge people to leave. That puts staff and responders at risk.” Kaitlyn Kohlenberg
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According to Sarman, who serves as ASOSU executive director of government affairs and student representative on the OSU board of trustees, Duboise’s running mate, Tyler Morrison, met with Sarman and Deedon to help calm the overall situation. The conversation did help ease some tension, Duboise said. “There’s still that irritation,” Duboise said. “We’ve been trying to play fair the whole time.” Though Sanders and Duboise disagree with Deedon’s endorsement, Sanders said the overall ordeal has allowed Duboise and him to better collaborate as potential future student leaders. “I think Duboise and I would have a great personal relationship working together and working for students,” Sanders said. “If I lose, I’d hope he’d take my advice. If I win, I’ll definitely take his.” Voting officially closes Friday at 10 p.m. Students may vote online via Blackboard or the ASOSU website or in person on the front steps of the Memorial Union. Sean Bassinger
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The Oregon State softball team put together a rally in the seventh inning against No. 2 UCLA, but couldn’t erase a seven-run deficit. OSU (13-24, 3-11 Pac-12) kept the game alive late against the Bruins (37-4, 10-3), but UCLA held on for the 8-4 victory. Junior center fielder Dani Gilmore got her first hit of the game in the seventh inning with three runners on. She cleared the bases with a three-run double to cut the lead to 8-4. Gilmore ended up at third base after an error but junior shortstop CJ Chirichigno’s pop up ended the game. UCLA sophomore Ally Carda began the game 0-for-3 at the plate but limited the Beavers in the meantime while in the pitching circle. She tossed a complete-game ninehitter with four earned runs. She returned her own favor in the sixth inning with a single in the midst of a four-run sixth inning that nearly ended the game with the eight-run mercy rule. Of the 21 OSU at-bats that lasted more than one pitch, Carda was See SOFTBALL | page 6
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Junior Chelsea Tang competes on the bars against Iowa State Jan. 25 in Gill Coliseum. Tang is competing in the all-around Friday at the NCAA Championships.
The end is here for the Oregon State gymnastics team. The team will have one final opportunity to show what it can do this weekend. The Beavers are sending three gymnasts to the NCAA Gymnastics Championships Fr i d a y in Birmingham, Ala. The three who qualified are freshman Madeline Gardiner and junior Chelsea Tang, competing in the all-around, and freshman Kaytianna McMillan, who will compete on the balance beam. Qualifying three individuals for the NCAAs marks only the second time in school history that it has been done. It was first done last year when the Beavers sent Tang, Brittany Harris and Makayla Stambaugh. Tang competed in the all-around in last year’s NCAA Championships as well, finishing ninth of 16 with a score of 39.275. Her score in this year’s regional, 39.475, which earned her a spot at nationals, would have earned her third place at last year’s meet. See GYMNASTICS | page 6
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The Oregon State women’s rowing team is facing an important weekend as it prepares to race in the Clemson Invitational over the weekend. The invitational features 21 teams from across the nation, many of which are either ranked in the top-20 nationally or just outside of it in the “others receiving votes” category. The field of 21 teams features seven that are nationally ranked, including No. 12 Washington State, No. 14 Harvard, No. 15 Wisconsin, No. 16 Cornell, No. 18 (tie) Clemson, No. 18 Syracuse (tie) and No. 20 Indiana. “That’s what’s going to be so great about this race,” said head coach Emily Ford. “You’ve got a pool of teams that are all in this one area in terms of ranking, and we’re going to have the opportunity to sort it out on the race course.” The 21 competing teams are the most of any one regatta, not including the NCAA Rowing Championships at the end of the year, which has a 22-team field. As it stands now, the Beavers are not ranked in the top 20, although they are essentially No. 21 since they are the leading vote-getter among unranked schools. “This season is going well, it’s gone pretty similarly to what I would have predicted based on how our training has gone this year,” Ford said. “All of our boats are within striking distance
of qualifying for the national championship, so that’s right where we want to be, and we’ve got to keep making our case.” Other schools receiving votes that will compete in the Clemson Invitational include Louisville, Dartmouth, Michigan State, Gonzaga, Iowa and Pennsylvania. The remaining teams are Columbia, Duke, Miami, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and UCLA. If it goes well for Oregon State, the Clemson Invitational could serve as a launching point that vaults them into the NCAA Championship picture, but there is going to be a lot of talent on the water this weekend. Despite all the talent they will compete against in South Carolina, the Beavers aren’t lacking in confidence. “A good weekend would be for us to win all our races,” Ford said. “I think that is both realistic and a good challenge for us.” The Beavers are sending four boats to Clemson — the Varsity 8, Second Varsity 8, Varsity 4 and Third Varsity 8 — with every boat competing in three races apiece. The Beavers start things off Saturday morning, when the V8 competes in the first race of the Invitational at 5:52 a.m. PST. Following them is the 2V8, V4 and 3V8 to wrap up the Saturday morning session. There will also be a Saturday evening session and a Sunday morning session that hosts races for all four boats. Mitch Mahoney, sports reporter On Twitter @MitchIsHere email@example.com
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The Daily Barometer Athlete of the Week is golfer Anica Yoo, following a career-best performance at the Silverado Showdown in Napa, Calif., Tuesday afternoon. The junior led Oregon State wom-
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en’s golf to a fourth-place finish in the 15-team tournament, shooting a one-under 74-69-72—215 over three rounds. The score put Yoo in a tie for sixth at the conclusion of the tournament, and was just the fifth time in Oregon State history a golfer finished in red figures in a three-round tournament — Kathleen Takaishi holds the school record with a 3-under 213 at the Wahine Classic in 1998. It was the third top-10 finish of Yoo’s junior campaign. While Yoo was OSU’s top finisher Tuesday, four golfers finished in the
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top 32 for the Beavers. It was the team’s second-best tournament score of the season, nine strokes behind the school record 10-over 874 the Beavers put up earlier this season at the Westbrook Spring Invitational. It’s the perfect time for Yoo to be playing her best golf of the season as Oregon State takes part in the Pac12 Women’s Golf Championships April 25, the last scheduled tournament for the Beavers of the regular season. The Daily Barometer
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SOFTBALL n Continued from page 5 Sophomore Jessica Lautenbach clears the bar in the high jump at the Willamette Invitational March 29.
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TRACK n Continued from page 5 both Picknell and sophomore Kayla Fleskes. All three will also be competing in the hammer on Friday. Freshman Christina MacDonald will be the only one throwing the javelin, which will take place Saturday. The majority of field events will be taking place Friday, with the freshmen duo of Helen Ann Haun and Annie Sidor competing in the pole vault alongside a large group of jumpers. The jumping team will consist of
freshmen Kaylene Rust and Allison Jackson, sophomores Bethany Imperial, Michele Turney and Jessica Lautenbach, and juniors Kaitlyn Mason and Justine Bird. Both Turney and Rust have their names on OSU’s record list in the triple jump — Turney holds the top spot at 39-6 1/2 and Rust is fifth at 34-7 3/4. On the track, the Beavers will be sending one man, sophomore Ryan Cope, in the 400-meter hurdles. This will be his second time competing this season. Redshirt senior Taylor Nowlin will be getting the team started
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ahead in the count to 15 of them at one point in their at bat. In the fifth inning, Carda got all three outs on groundouts that came on the third pitch after reaching an 0-2 count. On four occasions, Carda only needed three pitches to strike out OSU batters. She had nine strikeouts in the game. Offensively for UCLA, the Bruins got on the board early before breaking the game open in the bottom of the sixth inning. Freshman shor tstop Delaney Spaulding faced 11 pitches in her first-inning walk and scored the first run of the game. Two at-bats later, she scored the first half of a two-run single off the bat of freshman left fielder Gabrielle Maurice. Batayola laced an RBI double into left field to cut the lead in half in the top of the second inning. She nearly had a three-run home run but the ball hit the top of the fence. Freshman designated play-
er Alexis Gonzalez scored on the play. She had walked with one out earlier in the inning. The Bruins tacked on one more run in the second and fifth innings to reach a 4-1 advantage. The Bruins, who entered the game 25-0 when leading after the third inning, took a 3-1 lead through three innings and didn’t allow another run. UCLA and OSU combined for 19 hits in the game, 17 of which were singles. Junior left fielder Kori Nishitomi and senior right fielder Isabella Batayola both had two hits in the game, while five other Beavers had one hit apiece. Maurice led the way at the plate for the Bruins with two hits and three RBIs. Senior pitcher Amanda Najdek remained in the pitcher’s circle for the duration of the game, allowing 10 hits. She held UCLA hitless in two-out situations. OSU will face UCLA two more times, starting with a 6 p.m. game Friday in Los Angeles. The Daily Barometer On Twitter @barosports email@example.com
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Junior Chelsea Tang (right) interacts with freshman Madeline Gardiner (left) against Iowa State Jan. 25 in Gill Coliseum.
GYMNASTICS n Continued from page 5 Gardiner scored 39.350 at regionals to earn her a spot and McMillan scored 9.850 on the beam at regionals to punch her ticket. Gardiner’s career-high in all-around is 39.400, and McMillan’s is 9.900 on beam. Tang will be important for the team in its meet as the lone veteran there. She will be able to share her experiences with her teammates, as she has been through the whole routine of nationals before. The spotlight shouldn’t be too much for Gardiner either, who competed as an alternate for the Canadian National Team in the 2012 London Olympics. All three of OSU’s athletes have shown consistency throughout the year, which will be key this weekend. Tang has “hit” 43 of 44 routines
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Modern society unfairly stigmatizes natural remedies
Yeas & Nays N ea to an ASOSU-themed Yeas & Nays. Nay to the reasons why. Yea to the term “ASOSUseless” catching on in student government as motivation to not be useless. Nay to the overwhelming drama during election season, and the realization that the president and vice president’s resumes for job applications are the biggest benefactors of the election. Yea to a combined primary and general election. The runoff voting is quicker, makes more sense and eliminates the two-tiered process that used to exist. Nay to a major flaw in the runoff process. Instead of pointing out what it is exactly, we’ll just wait until after the election results come in. Yea to campus being proactive about these recent instances of hate speech on campus, particularly regarding a certain presidential candidate’s disgusting Facebook post. Nay to living in fear that said candidate may actually gain more votes because of this extra exposure. Yea to voting. Nay to publicly endorsing a candidate. Sure, it isn’t in the ASOSU Constitution, but it is frowned upon, and we all knew that’s who you were supporting anyway. If a position is representing the student body, isn’t it pertinent to insist upon the democratic process, rather than saying, “This is who you should vote for?” Yea to another person getting close to being publicly endorsed. Nay to getting rid of the “nay” that previously existed in this spot. Cooler heads prevail, even in “Yeas & Nays.” Yea to there being only four candidates, meaning it’s extremely simple to figure out which candidate was also approached for public endorsement. Nay to adults who are supposed to be supervising the children getting way too personally involved in the election and trying to ensure that their proteges win. Yea to the times when ASOSU election season was fun to watch and cover. Nay to the end of election season, when you realize that all this fiery drama is not really going to amount to anything unless student government actually makes drastic changes and becomes more relevant for its student community. Yea to the potential for constituencies in the House of Representatives. Since ASOSU is modeled after the U.S. government, and uses a pointless bicameral system, it might as well make that bicameral system a little less pointless. Nay to there being a chance 15 percent of the student population voting for the amendment to add constituencies. Yea to being proven wrong. Nay to living in a world in which our representatives still don’t represent anyone — besides their Greek houses. Yea to witnessing a verbal shouting match between a candidate and an ASOSU member. If that doesn’t get your blood boiling, then a lot of other things probably will. Nay to the end of the most interesting week this year for ASOSU. It’s going to be sad to watch history repeat itself. Yea to the end of election season, because there are more important things to start focusing on. See you at the Peacock.
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atural remedies have retained a certain stigma. We are more comfortable with the long list of foreign words from medication with side effects that make a list even lengthier and more horrific. It’s hard to know exactly the reason for our complete and utter trust with medication and the words of strangers with medical degrees, but I see it as a hierarchical thing. Those who aren’t doctors see those who are as authority figures. Most of us didn’t go through an extensive learning process to become a physician, so we automatically trust those who did. I’m not saying doctors are evil or that their jobs are part of a pharmaceutical conspiracy. However, we can
Scottaline have more of a say when it comes to how much power we give fear or misunderstandings. There are a lot of natural remedies that can help just as well as medication. There are countless natural anxiety relievers — like laying off caffeine and drinking chamomile tea, or valerian, which can be taken in capsule form to help you sleep. Exercise can help greatly reduce anxiety. That shouldn’t be a real shocker to anyone. Twenty minutes a day is all
it takes to get energy levels up while lowering anxiety. Which brings us to the subdivision of our trust in doctors. We want a solution now. We don’t want to exercise our way out of anxiety. We don’t want to figure out natural remedies. We have no time. We want commercials to tell us what to do. If we’re sitting on the couch, worrying about our anxiety, wouldn’t TV be the perfect medium to glean information about how to fix it? Going outdoors would be silly. Nature is scary and there are a lot of people and germs outside. But if we think about why commercials are made, maybe we would re-evaluate our health decisions. Advertisements are produced in order to make money. It’s unfortunate to
think about health this way, but money is the root of everything. That’s why it is important to evaluate what we are doing. Studies have revealed that more than $2.6 trillion is spent on healthcare in America, and more than half of that is deemed wasteful, according to Medical Mutual’s U.S. Healthcare Costs Report on healthcare spending. We probably shouldn’t be full-time health vigilantes. Doctors exist for a reason. But it’s always smart to evaluate health in natural way first, before seeking other methods of medication as alternatives. t
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Recitations, labs are pointless
was introduced to labs and recitations when I did my math and science baccalaureate core requirements. We’re talking strictly 100-level courses, nothing fancy. Although I’m not particularly interested in science, Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus was my hero. Going into these courses, I was down with donning some protective goggles, gloves and wearing an evil-scientist lab coat. Oh, how naive I was. When it came to my biology labs and recitations, the methodology was to walk around the room to different stations displaying science fair-style information posters, and copy down notes from said posters. Occasionally, we nonmajors were trusted enough to formulate a hypothesis as to why butterflies and moths have different wings while a sign that said “Hint: think about predation and survival” hung in front of our faces. I shouldn’t complain — as a result, the labs and recitations were easy. And they were good ways to make friends during the shuffle line to the next station. But I can’t deny I felt disappointed, even though I knew biology isn’t really a subject that requires goggles or a lab coat. At least it was more engaging than my Math 111 recitation. Teaching will always be a
difficult job. Some people are cut out for it. My recitation instructor was not. She was distant, communicated poorly with her students, assumed we were all math majors and would brush off our confused stares, saying, “Come on, guys, this is easy.” I have a difficult time asking for assistance. I know I’m not the only student who doesn’t want to say “I don’t understand,” for fear of looking like a moron. This mindset is depressing, but inherent in any classroom situation. The solution is to understand that each individual handles things differently, some with more difficultly than others. If you wish to appear an engaged and fully pedagogical guide, you have to factor that in. My peers and I were left to contend with MyMathLab, the program that’s perpetually in a robotic mid-life crisis. The recitation instructor created two separate tracks of homework to complete, which in some cases had conflicting preferences of process. Who were we supposed to give credence to in this fracSee RUUD | page 8
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Letters to the Editor Regarding Deedon’s endorsement of Sarman have any sense of impartiality when Regarding the April 9 editorial
Lacks ethical thought, character Anderson DuBoise and I were both shocked Wednesday to see that current Associated Students of Oregon State University President Brett Deedon had decided to fully endorse Taylor Sarman for ASOSU President. This lack of ethical thought or character brought Anderson and me together. For, while we may be running for the same position, we felt it was necessary to call out this injustice of an action for what it is: reprehensible. Even after a year of being the president and representative of the student body, Deedon apparently didn’t learn that in a sense, by taking this stance, he has robbed students of their ability to determine their own path. It is shocking that a student leader of such perceived caliber would be willing to so easily throw out ethics in order to influence an election, especially when he then spends a majority of the day standing at the ASOSU “unbiased” voter tent. By throwing his support and opinion into the ring, he cannot claim to
working for the election he is also trying to influence to what he believes is best. This isn’t just an issue of the president though, as many ASOSU staff have actively come out in support of Sarman, making it a seemingly hostile environment to even walk through or be in. DuBoise and I have felt this inequitable treatment and bias by those who are supposedly there “to promote self-governance and leadership within the student body of Oregon State University, thereby enhancing the educational, social and cultural experience of the students,” is intolerable in any form. We understand people may be friends, or have worked together for a year, but to let that affect your actions and thus stifle student voice is something we can’t stand for, and it has soured this experience. Brendan Sanders
Old practice better than new plan
The April 9 editorial, “Zoned parking may not fit in students’ budgets,” claimed that “the residential zones have nothing to do with the university.” But the city’s parking changes are intimately connected to the changes that Oregon State University is making, and they’re being coordinated with OSU for that very reason. A sentence in the same editorial explained the underlying logic (apparently without awareness that it was doing so): “The combination of the city and the university’s new parking procedures is almost forcing students to purchase university or residential parking passes.” That’s exactly the idea. OSU is revamping its permit pricing with a goal of generating self-sustaining revenue, but that won’t work if students have the option of parking for free in surrounding neighborhoods. So OSU Senior in digital needs the city to enact expanded parkcommunication arts, ing districts concurrently, in order to Interfraternity Council president give students no choice but to pay for
permits. This need for coordination on parking has been made explicit both by OSU’s Steve Clark and Corvallis city staff. That’s why the Corvallis city government is moving forward on the expanded parking districts even though there’s been strong community opposition to them. So the expanded residential parking zones have everything to do with OSU; in fact it would be most accurate to say they’re being driven by OSU’s needs, not the city’s. They certainly aren’t going to make life easier on Corvallis residents, and that’s why residents at public meetings have overwhelmingly opposed them. A better solution for both OSU students and Corvallis residents would be to make parking in Reser and other similar lots free (as it once was), and publicize and/or expand existing shuttle bus services. But that isn’t going to happen without pressure on OSU and the city from students and residents to abandon the current misguided parking plans. John Caruso Corvallis resident
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e thought we’d seen the whole world of pastries when cupcakes got their own TV show. We were wrong. Cupcakes and muffins are so 10 minutes ago. The modernist movement of the pastry world is hybrid pastries. The New York Times coined the name “Frankenpastries.” Frankenpastries are a mix of two different desserts in one delicious bite. One that we are all familiar with is the pie milkshake — the glorious concoction that is a slice of pie blended into a frothy milkshake. Frankenpastries are becoming the new trend in baking and are bringing out the Dr. Frankenstein in every baker. The most famous hybrid pastry to emerge first is the cronut. The cronut was created by Chef Dominique Ansel in New York. The cronut is a “unique pastry creation that many have described to be a croissant-doughnut hybrid,” according to Ansel. Aka, it’s a doughnut that’s flaky, delicious and fried. This dessert was unveiled in May 2013 and since then it’s become the most virtually talked about dessert item in history. It’s even trademarked in the U.S. and internationally. According to “Cronut 101” by Ansel, the pastry is made with laminated dough,
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like a croissant — for those not familiar with the baking jargon, laminated dough means the pastry dough is alternately layered with butter — then the cronut is fried and eaten. Move over, Sara Lee. Venturing from New York to the Bay Area, we find the scuffin. This tasty morsel is a scone-muffin hybrid that has recently gained notoriety. Scuffins are shaped like muffins, but have the flaky dough and texture of scones as well as jelly in the middle. With the fame that these pastries are getting, social media sites like Pinterest and BuzzFeed offer DIYs for mixed desserts, which are being repinned enthusiastically. When I first read about hybrid pastries, I thought they were just more creatures from the Internet, but I’m happy they’re not. These pastries are the next craze in baking and I’m a sucker for a good sidekick to my morning coffee. t
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An open letter regarding Barlow’s post This guest column contains explicit language e who belong to the faculty and staff of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Oregon State University were dismayed to read the recent article in The Daily Barometer, “Candidate Admits to Posting Anti-Gay Slurs,” in which OSU student and Associated Students of Oregon State University presidential candidate Bret Barlow admitted to being an administrator for the Facebook page, “We Burn Homosexuals for a Living” and commenting on the page, “… do we seriously burn homosexuals for a living or is this a joke? i need to know now since i have a fag tied up and im holding a can of gas and a lighter.” Barlow stated that the comments were “in poor taste” and were “a really bad joke.” We are deeply disturbed that the torture and murder of people for their sexual orientation could be dismissed or excused as a joke, and we encourage the campus community to take very seriously the violence and damage that language causes. To many of us at OSU, such words do not come across as a joke — in poor taste or otherwise — they come across as a threat. They poison our campus and make us feel unsafe in spaces where every one of us should be able to grow and thrive. Words have the power to incite violence, and they enact emotional and psychological violence on those whose lives, experience and communities they target. Homophobia, heterosexism and transphobia are systems of oppression and violence that take place together with sexism, racism, classism, ableism, Christian supremacy, sizeism and other systems that decide who is worthy of life and who is marked for death. Violence against people because of their sexual orientations and genders is real. It happens in our homes, on the streets and in our schools. It happens at
WGSS Faculty the hands of our parents, peers, religious leaders and police. Earlier this month in Oregon, Jessica Dutro was found guilty of murdering her 4-year-old son Zachary because she thought he “acted gay.” In March, a black lesbian couple — Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby — were found dead in a dumpster in Texas. Crystal was shot and Britney was bludgeoned to death by Britney’s father, who did not approve of his daughter’s sexuality. Last year, also in Oregon, Jadin Bell, a 15-year-old, died after hanging himself in reaction to homophobic bullying. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming and queer people of color are particularly targeted by such acts of violence. According to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, more than 73 percent of all victims of anti-LGBTQ murders in 2012 were people of color. Transgender and gender nonconforming people are more than three times as likely to experience police violence than nontrans people, and trans/gender non-conforming people of color are 2.59 percent more likely to experience police violence than white non-trans people. These are not abstract numbers: These are our friends, our children, our parents, our sisters, our brothers, our partners. Words matter. They have the power to cause real harm to real people. They create a culture in which violence is normalized and systemic oppression against people is allowed to continue. They affect every last one of us and they tear at the community that we are all responsible for nourishing. As faculty of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at OSU, we oppose homophobic and transphobic violence in both words and actions, and reaffirm our commitment to ending homophobia, transphobia and gender violence, along with all
RUUD n Continued from page 7 tured instruction? I’m not sure that any of these options succeeded in instilling higher knowledge in me. God knows I tried. Checking out the Internet for some kind of reason for these educational instruments to exist as applied learning techniques, I discovered recitations are more often found in literature and drama classes, according to Ask.com. They are apparently “where students learn how to recite material that has been memorized in public performances.” Funny, as an English major I think I have yet to encounter a recitation in my neck of the woods. A physics forum suggested a definition much
forms of oppression. Our work is in solidarity with movements, both on and off campus, to transform our world and bring such forms of violence to a halt. The names of our LGBTQ dead are too numerous to list here, and there are far more whose names we don’t know. But we call on the entire OSU community to remember those we have lost through homophobic and transphobic violence and to work in solidarity with LGBTQ communities and movements working for deep and lasting social change. With the ASOSU elections underway, we also call on the OSU community to seriously consider the type of student leadership that will serve all OSU students with dignity and respect for our many differences. In struggle, Dr. Liddy Detar Instructor
Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill Assistant Professor Queer Studies Adviser Dr. Patti Duncan Associate Professor Michael Floyd Instructor Kryn Freehling-Burton Instructor Dr. Janet Lee Professor Dr. Bradley Boovy Assistant Professor World Languages and Cultures Dr. Ron Mize Associate Professor Director of CL@SE Dr. Nana Osei-Kofi Associate Professor Director of Difference, Power and Discrimination Program Leonora Rianda Office Manager Dr. Susan Shaw Professor Director of the School of Language, Culture and Society Dr. Lily Sheehan Assistant Professor Dr. Mehra Shirazi Assistant Professor Faculty and staff of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
closer to what I’ve experienced — more like homework exercises and question-and-answer sessions. This forum, as well as Campus Explorer, stressed that labs act as a hands-on teaching technique designed to create a physical experience in conjunction with the subject matter being taught in class. Given the nature of the experiences I recounted, I wonder if the labs and recitations for 100-level courses exist solely to fulfill hour requirements, instead of being for the benefit of the students. At least it’s not all for naught — my singular and exhilarating experience with physics as a baccalaureate core class involved fire, tablecloth tricks and pendulums. t
Cassie Ruud is a junior in English. The opinions expressed in Ruud’s
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