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Cascades expansion pushed back Date for physical campus addition delayed due to building, regulation processes

OSU-Cascades, said it’s essential to wait for community input before moving forward. “It’s a little more time consuming,” Coffin said. Plans to start enrolling freshman and sophomore By Sean Bassinger students, and to construct academic programs THE DAILY BAROMETER for the new campus, will remain in place and on The Oregon State University Cascades campus schedule, Coffin said. expansions in Bend will likely open a year later than In addition, OSU-Cascades will continue to work anticipated. with Central Oregon Community College to establish Originally, the new 10-acre facility was scheduled temporary locations for expanding programs. to open in fall 2015. However, a recent review of “We will have faculty and courses ready for those continuing cooperation between OSU and the Bend new freshman and sophomore students,” Coffin said. community reveals that it is going to take longer to The application for the official site request, which have the physical location of the campus approved. was filed Monday, will go through a process of Christine Coffin, director of communications at approval over the next 120 days. n

The approval process gives the City of Bend an extended amount of time to discuss implementations of the campus and provide input regarding the situation. “We’re going to work really closely with the City of Bend and the community to make sure the application goes through with due process,” Coffin said. Officials at OSU-Cascades will continue searching for temporary alternatives for both student housing and program locations as deliberation continues. Official public hearings to review the submitted site applications will likely occur in May and June.

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Following his lecture, Adam Braun signed copies of his book, “The Promise of a Pencil: How An Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.”

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Abroad in Southeast Asia, Adam Braun asked children what they would want if they could have anything in the world. “A pencil,” one child said. “I gave him my pencil, and he was enlightened,” Braun said during a lecture Tuesday at Oregon State University. “This immense feeling of purpose lit up with me.” Students filled the auditorium at LaSells Stewart Center to hear Braun, now CEO and founder of Pencils of Promise. Braun touched on his early upbringings, his career — and subsequent departure — on Wall Street to form a charitable organization that builds schools in developing nations. Braun founded Pencils of Promise in 2008 while he was an employee at Bain Capital. He was inspired to start the company when he was a student at Brown University, during a voyage through Southeast Asia as part of the Semester at Sea program. “At the highest levels of affluence and See PENCILS | page 4

Friday morning, rain or shine, the Reserve Officer Training Corps of Oregon State University will meet in the Memorial Union quad to hold their annual joint service review. The review is a long-standing tradition at OSU that dates back to 1918, when the state governor would review soon-to-be officers during World War I. Maj. Jessica Dunn, a coordinator for the event, noted that OSU is exceptional in that it houses four sectors of the military ROTC: Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. Dunn also said that the review is a beloved tradition at OSU. “Everybody likes traditions because they feel a part of the camaraderie,” Dunn said. “So there’s a lot of proud moments in this. It’s almost like a parade, and it’s a good time to showcase ROTC.” The event is free, open to all and will start around 10 a.m., though Dunn encourages people to arrive early. There will be three tented seating areas in the quad and seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Several congressmen and other state and university officials will be present. Dunn said it will be an ideal opportunity to interact with administrators and ROTC personnel. “I encourage people to come and mingle,” Dunn said. “There’s not many times they can start shaking their hands with congressmen.” Speakers will include Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, the adjutant general for the Oregon National Guard, as well as several local speakers. Dunn said both DeFazio and Hokanson were eager to participate in the event and quickly accepted the invitation. She added that services and organizations in the Corvallis and Albany areas have stepped up to help the event. “I think we’ve had great support here on OSU college campus,” Dunn said. “So this is one joint way to broadcast (that) we’re here on campus, we’re proud of what we do and this is a parade just come take it in.”

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Alternative options available for students looking for ways to pay for college By Sean Bassinger THE DAILY BAROMETER

Around 70 percent of the students attending Oregon State University receive some form of financial aid to help fund school. In most cases, the money also comes from other aid fund options outside of the traditional Pell grants and Stafford loans. Doug Severs, director of financial aid at OSU, said the remaining 30 percent usually pay for school out of pocket, with the help of parents or through a previously planned 529 savings plan. Severs said visits to various deans’ offices revealed how scholarships continue to be the most overlooked form of financial assistance. “We didn’t even have people apply,” Severs said. According to the survey of federal aid received

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KLAMATH FALLS — Bidding for art items in the second annual Klamath Basin Arts and Crafts Showcase at the Klamath County Library begins on Thursday. About 70 items from local artisans have been donated to the library for the auction fundraiser, which benefits the Klamath and Lake Counties Council on Aging (KLCCOA) meals programs, said library outreach coordinator Cami Nielsen. The auction, which is hosted by the library in partnership with Shasta View Retirement Community and Quail Park at Crystal Terrace, includes pieces by local artisans, such as Charity in Stitches, object sculptor Thomas Dyer and photographer John McFarland; art items range from jewelry, knit items, plaster works, woodworking, painting, to photography and more. “It’s a really good variety,” Nielsen said. “I’m just really proud of our art community.” The first art show was held in November last year and raised about $1,400 for the KLCCOA. “This will be the time we do it every year because May is Older Americans Month,” Nielsen said, adding that she hopes to meet or exceed that fundraising number this year. The minimum bids for each

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Local artisans donated about 70 items to the library for the auction fundraiser on Thursday. item were left up to the artists, and range in price from $5 to $165, Nielsen said. “We should do really well; I’m excited,” she said. Sales from the silent auction will benefit Meals on Wheels programs in Klamath and Lake counties through the council. The senior centers in both counties are under contract with the council to provide congregate meals, served during lunch, and home delivered meals to homebound seniors in both areas. The agency also contracts with various restaurants to provide

Abuse suit filed against Cottage Grove charter school By Jeff Wright THE REGISTER-GUARD

EUGENE — The guardian of a developmentally disabled girl has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against a public charter school based in Cottage Grove, alleging that an older male student ball-gagged, tortured and choked her for about an hour in a locked room. The lawsuit lists the Academy for Character Education; Janice and Kevin Burton; and Burton Tutoring and Learning Center in Eugene as defendants.

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The nonprofit academy, founded in 2007, is a public charter school sponsored by the South Lane School District in Cottage Grove. The school district is not a defendant in the lawsuit. The suit alleges that the girl, 13, and an older male student were left alone and unsupervised in a locked room in the Cottage Grove facility “on multiple occasions” between Nov. 1 and Jan. 22. On at least one occasion, the suit alleges, the older student bound, blindfolded, cut, physically injured and tortured the girl. The defendants knew about the girl’s

physical or mental impairments, and are liable for knowingly leaving her unattended by a supervising adult for such periods of time as to endanger her health or welfare, the lawsuit asserts. The Burtons did not respond Monday or Tuesday to a request for comment from The Register-Guard, and officials for the Academy for Character Education could not be reached for comment. According to the lawsuit, the Burtons were either engaged in a business joint venture with the academy or were acting as employees and agents of the academy.

Thursday, May 1 Meetings Baha’i Campus Association, 12:30pm, MU Talisman Room. A discussion - Empowerment of junior youth.

Events Spring Creek Project at OSU, 7pm, C&E Auditorium at LaSells Stewart Center. On The Trail of the First People. Writer and world traveler Craig Childs will share stories and images from his recent travels into the American Ice Age, focusing on the relationship between humans and the landscape. Asian and Pacific Cultural Center, 11am, MU Quad. May Day Is Lei Day. Join us, along with various API organizations, and Kick off API Heritage Month! Rootbeer floats will be available while supplies last.

Friday, May 2 Meetings OSU Chess Club, 4-6pm, MU Commons. Come play with us and learn more about this classic game. All skill levels welcome.

Events Asian and Pacific Cultural Center, 1-2:30pm, Asian and Pacific Cultural Center. Power of Literature. Discuss the importance and change in literature and how Asian and Pacific literature is recognized in Western society today. Also, come to create your own custom bookmark!

Saturday, May 3 Events OSU Peace Studies Program & OSU Anarres Project, Noon-5pm, Central Park. May Day Solidarity Fair. Music, food, conversations and children’s activities.

Sunday, May 4 Events International Students of OSU, Noon-4pm, MU Quad. International Spring Festival. Come eat food from different cultures, interact with different cultural associations on campus and find out more about their culture. There is going to be live music. Rainbow Continuum, 4-8:30pm, MU 206. Safe Space Training - part of Pride Week 2014. Training aims to increase awareness and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) issues and train allies to stand with and advocate for LGBTQ people.

Monday, May 5 Meetings Rainbow Continuum, 7-8pm, MU 206. Meeting - part of Pride Week 2014. Hang out and play games with OSU’s oldest LGBTQ+ social group in a safe place for everyone!

Events International Students of OSU, 4:306pm, MU Lounge. Coffee Hour. Come enjoy international food, mingle with other OSU and international students and become culturally aware. Rainbow Continuum, 11am-2pm, MU Quad. Opening BBQ - part of Pride Week 2014. Join us for free food, beverages and music. Rainbow Continuum, 2-4pm, Native American Longhouse. Coming Out as a Person of Faith - part of Pride Week 2014. In collaboration with Corvallis Luther House, we will be showing the Basic Rights in Oregon art display “Coming Out as a Person of Faith” and following it up with a panel and discussion of our connection to faith. Rainbow Continuum, 5-7pm, Centro Cultural César Chávez. Jotería - part of Pride Week 2014. Come and socialize as we play Lotería and discover the meaning of Jotería. We will have food, refreshments and prizes!

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meals in outlying areas, including three in Lake County, in Paisley, Summer Lake and Christmas Valley, and five in Klamath, in Bly, Beatty, Chiloquin, Bonanza, and Malin. The council offers about one third of the funding for the senior center Meals on Wheels programs. The local programs, like the one through the Klamath Basin Senior Center, are charged with fundraising for the remainder of the money. The Klamath senior center held its first dinner and dancing fundraiser last weekend, and

raised more than $6,300 for its programs, including Meals on Wheels, said director Marc Kane. “We’re moving along,” Kane said, adding that the center has been able to “hold its head above water” with fundraising efforts. Those fundraising efforts have allowed the center to keep people off the Meals on Wheels waitlist who are in the top two categories: those people who are receiving hospice care or who were recently released from the hospital, Kane said. Pat Hurst, the council board president, estimated that the waitlist in Klamath has about 20 seniors on it, and Lakeview has no waiting list. Through its contract with the council with funding through the Older Americans Act, the Klamath Basin Senior Center serves 101 Meals on Wheels every day, Kane said. The center serves an additional 34 meals with funding through a Department of Human Services Medicaid program or the state Oregon Project Independence for a total of 135 meals. Silent auction bidding for the Klamath Basin Arts and Crafts Showcase opens Thursday at 10 a.m. and closes May 17 at noon. Winners will be contacted on Monday, May 19. All items will be on display at the downtown Klamath County Library, 126 South Third Street.

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KLAMATH FALLS — The Tulelake City Council last week took steps to place liens against property owners who have a combined debt of about $24,500 in unpaid city utility bills. Owen Nathan and Debra Matthews, doing business as Tulelake Potato Distribution, have unpaid bills of $13,196 dating back to 2005 and Rick Shepherd of the Shady Pines Trailer Court has unpaid bills of $11,346 dating back to 2008, according to Tulelake officials. Mayor Randy Darrow said the council has been following a

liens procedure outlined by city attorney Megan Annand, a process that has taken several months. In other action, a member of the public was escorted out of the meeting after becoming disruptive. After being allowed to make a rebuttal to a complaint made against Tulelake Police Chief Tony Ross at the council’s April 17 meeting, James Garland was escorted out of City Hall when, according to Darrow, he became agitated and was disruptive. Darrow said Garland was allowed to make his comments, but then kept interrupting others. Darrow said he followed the

procedure outlined by Annand in having Garland ousted from the meeting. Also, the meeting opened with Robert Hughbanks being given the oath of office as a new council member. Hughbanks won a recent special election to fill a council seat vacated last year. New Butte Valley Library hours The Butte Valley Library is now open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. All six public access computers are available for use as well as WIFI inside the library and in the parking lot. ChristmasValley Spring Bazaar

The Christmas Valley Spring Bazaar will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Christmas Valley Community Hall. The Christmas Valley Friends of the Library will raffle a wall hanging by Jeanne Gardner and offer books; the 4-H Club will be selling jams, pie fillings and pin cushions; and the Christmas Valley Chamber of Commerce will have maps, brochures and books. Other items, including jewelry, barbecue sauce, angel pines, plum jam, home baked items horseshoe nail jewelry, hand-crafted wooden spoons and more will be available.

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Commissioners interested in Eugene land swap proposal By Edward Russo THE REGISTER-GUARD

EUGENE — Questions must be answered, but the Lane County Board of Commissioners is interested in exploring a possible land trade with the city of Eugene. The five commissioners on Tuesday said they want to learn more about a possible trade for the half block of county-owned land west of the Lane County Courthouse. The trade is seen as a way to enable an expansion of the popular but crowded Lane County Farmers Market. The trade could achieve several longstanding goals, such as expanding the market for locally produced food, which would benefit producers and consumers, commissioners said. They also liked the idea of county officials collaborating with city counterparts on the use of county and city land. “This as an exciting opportunity,” commission Chairman Pat Farr said. The Farmers Market would like to expand onto the parcel west of the courthouse, called the butterfly lot because of its distinctive two-level parking structure. In exchange for the county parcel, Lane County could acquire half of the block that is

occupied by Eugene’s closed City Hall, one block to the east, as a possible building site for a new county courthouse. Most of City Hall is to be razed, freeing the block for redevelopment. Current plans show a smaller City Hall being built on a quarter of the block, with future phases possibly taking up half of the block. The other half could be used for a new county courthouse, officials say. The existing 57-year-old county courthouse is inadequate from a security, energy efficiency and structural standpoint, officials told commissioners. “Having a spot to expand the Farmers Market is important to Lane County,” West Lane Commissioner Jay Bozievich said. “And working with the city to house both city and county government so we are not wasting space and money is very important.” The City Council on Monday evening gave the concept a similar positive response. With the initial consent from both governing bodies, city and county staff will spend the next month answering questions from city councilors and county commissioners about the idea. The commissioners and City

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will research the matter and provide an opinion to county and city officials on the legality of the proposed trade. Besides answering that legal question, Bozievich said the financial value of the respective county and city parcels would have to be determined. “Are they of equal value, or is one more valuable than the other?” he asked. If not, “does there need to be compensation” exchanged to ensure that “what we are doing is equitable” for county and city residents? he asked. Commissioners heard members of the Lane County Farmers Market and the organization’s supporters urge them to collaborate with the city on the idea.

Council could meet together to review the matter in early June. Both groups could have a public hearing to hear what residents say about the proposal on or about June 3. Chief among the unanswered questions is whether a deed restriction on the county property would prevent the trade so the land could be used as a farmers’ market. The land was part of 40-acre donation to the county in 1856 from city founders Eugene and Mary Skinner. The Skinners attached a restriction to the deed requiring that the land be used for “county seat purposes,” county attorney Andy Clark said in an interview. Clark told commissioners he

FUNDING n Continued from page 1 for the 2012-13 academic year, 66 percent of OSU students received federal aid from loans, 21 percent from grants and 13 percent from scholarships. Less than 1 percent received benefits from workstudy programs. The same survey for the 2011-12 academic year indicated a 2 percent drop of students who take out loans. In addition, 3 percent less received scholarships and 5 percent less received grants. Work-study recipients stayed at less than 1 percent each year. Campus work positions, Severs said, come in a variety of forms and opportunities. Out of around 3,000 student employees, only 900 are listed as work-study recipients. In addition, Severs said the remaining 30 percent of students not receiving aid usually have access to tax free 529 savings plans or receive assistance from their parents. “Parents can start putting away money and interest grows tax-free on these plans,” Severs said. “It’s a way states are helping parents and any relative start a 529 plan.” Kate Peterson, assistant provost for enrollment management at OSU, said these

tax-free plans only allow individuals to withdraw funds for educational purposes, unless they want to incur fees. “There’s a pretty hefty fine,” Peterson said. “It really is an incentive for people to save money on college.” In terms of scholarships, Peterson said students should reach out to various departments and schools as soon as possible. Though most are available online, Peterson realizes students may not always track the website. “They start really early, but students really need to look off-and-on,” Peterson said. “The website is where most of the scholarships are listed.” Peterson and Severs said other forms of financial assistance range from on-campus student jobs, veteran’s benefits and aid received from students in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps military program. Students interested in oncampus positions should make an effort to reach out in addition to searching the Beaver JobNet website for positions, Peterson added. “If a student wants a certain kind of job, it would not hurt at all for them to ask,” Peterson said. Sean Bassinger Higher education reporter managing@dailybarometer.com

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nother week, another Oregon State men’s basketball development. Former Maryland guard Nick Faust is transferring to Oregon State, head coach Craig Robinson announced Wednesday. A 6-foot-6 native of Baltimore, Faust averaged 9.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and two assists for the Terrapins this past season, his third in College Park, Md. He’ll have one year of eligibility remaining after he has to sit out the 2014-15 season, due to NCAA transfer rules. Faust, whom ESPN ranked as the 36th-best recruit in the 2011 class, reportedly considered OSU out of high school. “We are really pleased to get a player of Nick’s abilities, demeanor and history,” Robinson said in a press release. “It’s almost as if our recruitment of him never stopped once we picked it back up.” So what’s Faust’s arrival mean? For starters, it’s a bit of good news for a program that’s received nothing but bad news since a disappointing 2013-14 campaign ended in March. The departures of Hallice Cooke (transferring) and Challe Barton (turning pro overseas) opened up two scholarships, and it’s unlikely the Beavers could have done better — this late in the signing period — than a player like Faust, who can step in and contribute immediately (once eligible, that is). But I can’t help but wonder if Faust’s signing means Robinson will be operating on a two-year plan beginning next season. When Robinson met with athletic director Bob De Carolis last month, he reportedly presented a “plan that will move the Oregon State men’s basketball program forward to achieve the goals that this university supports.” The details of that “plan” have yet to be revealed, but I’m wondering if Robinson said something to the effect of: “We may take our lumps next season, but I can turn this thing around if you give me two more years.” The way the roster shakes out, that’d be Robinson’s most logical pitch. The Beavers won’t have an eligible senior next season. The following season, assuming no one else transfers, they’ll have at least seven seniors: returners Langston Morris-Walker, Victor Robbins, Olaf Schaftenaar, Jarmal Reid and Daniel Gomis, as well as Faust and junior college transfer Gary Payton II. Will De Carolis be willing to give Robinson one full season to “rebuild” under the notion that the 2015-16 season is a must-win season? Because if De Carolis said, “You have to win next season or else,” would Robinson have gone out and gotten a player that won’t even be eligible next season? I don’t know. But having covered four seasons worth of Robinson press conferences, I can already see the spin he’ll put on next season. As OSU undoubtedly struggles, Robinson will continuously talk about “the process” of (re)building a program. He’ll point to OSU’s inexperience, and he’ll try to give fans hope by saying the Beavers will learn from their losses and be better for it the following season — when everyone’s a year older and Faust is eligible. So on the one hand, Faust’s arrival is good news. But on the other, it adds another excuse to Robinson’s arsenal if next season goes poorly. And that probably scares the hell out of most Beaver fans. Grady Garrett, sports reporter On Twitter @gradygarrett sports@dailybarometer.com

Sophomore Jeff Hendrix has been productive for Oregon State all year in center field

Sophomore center fielder Jeff Hendrix claps his hands after a triple against Oregon Sunday in Goss Stadium.

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Jeff Hendrix started only four games in 2013. One of those games was in the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., when starting center fielder Max Gordon accidentally used eye drops instead of contact solution. Hendrix, a freshman last year, ended up going 1-for-3 in an elimination game against Indiana, which the Beavers won, 1-0. “It was kind of a blur, hearing I was going to start just a few minutes before the game started,” Hendrix said. “I was excited, I was nervous, but I was ready to get out there. Playing on that stage makes you want to get back to it so much more.” Hendrix played in 32 games last season and hit .259 as a backup outfielder. Gordon graduated and Oregon State had a hole to fill in center field. Hendrix — a sophomore walk-on from Corvallis who went to Santiam Christian High School — has been the See Hendrix | page 6

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“Siale Hautau is somebody we have to keep healthy,” Banker said. “He’s only been with us a short period of time and last season he had an elbow and a knee that both bothered him.” “Edwin Delva has really done a good job in the offseason getting in shape. … Life as a junior college student isn’t always the best in terms of nutrition and he was out of shape. He fought that all last year and is doing a lot better job right now.” The most talked about addition to the defensive line has been junior tackle Jalen Grimble. Grimble transferred from Miami in August 2012 and is eligible this season for the first time. He’s seen time with the first unit at defensive tackle and should at least factor into OSU’s rotation. Initially a four-star recruit out of Nevada, Grimble has shown flashes throughout spring practice of being a dominant player. Whatever his role with the team may be next season, he’s happy to be back on the football field and excited to prove himself in Saturday’s Spring Game. “I’ve treated every practice like it’s my spring game, because I sat the

whole year out last year,” Grimble said. “To me, that first spring practice was my first time being a part of this team and was like a game to me. Coming out for spring ball everyday was like the big picture. Every day was building a brick to build a wall and I guess Saturday will be the finishing touches to that wall.” The most intriguing newcomer at defensive end is, without a doubt, senior Obum Gwacham. Gwacham spent his first three seasons as a wide receiver and has played defensive end this spring for the first time in his career. He’s still learning the position, but his natural talent at 6-foot-5 with wide-receiver speed has served him well thus far. Banker has been encouraged enough to say that Gwacham should see the field in some capacity at defensive end next season, possibly even as a starter at some point. “The only thing I wanted to see out of him, to know he could play defensive end, was toughness because it’s different when you’re down there in the mix,” Banker said.

Oregon State’s defensive line will look similar to a year ago with one glaring difference: no Scott Crichton at defensive end. While senior defensive end Dylan Wynn and senior defensive tackles Siale Hautau and Edwin Delva are all back for one more season, Crichton elected to enter the 2014 NFL Draft a year early. Despite losing his best player from a year ago, defensive coordinator Mark Banker is pleased with what he’s seen from his defensive line this spring and said he isn’t overly worried about the absence of No. 95. “All in all, it’s a group where we have parts and we have pieces. It’s just a matter of putting them all together and getting the best rotation, hopefully at least two-deep,” Banker said. “By and large, it’s a good group with good football players and it’s just a See FOOTBALL | page 6 matter of getting them to play with consistency and getting that right mix at the right positions.” Oregon State might consider experimenting with Wynn’s position. The senior has been a three-year starter at defensive end, but could move around in 2014. “The veteran guy out of the group is Dylan Wynn, but we don’t know where the best place to play him is,” Banker said. “He’s played defensive end but he might be more suited for tackle, which would give us some versatility.” Regardless of where Wynn winds up come the fall, Oregon State expects more depth than it did a year ago. Hautau and Delva are better acquainted with the OSU defense in their second seasons since transferring from junior colleges. Hautau missed most of spring practice and large periods of last season with elbow and knee injuries, but has made it through the spring mostly unscathed. Delva, meanjustin quinn | THE DAILY BAROMETER while, looks to be in his best shape Senior Obum Gwacham (86) and junior Jalen Grimble (10) fight through since arriving in Corvallis, according blocks at practice April 18. to Banker.

Baseball notebook from Wednesday’s practice By Andrew Kilstrom THE DAILY BAROMETER

No. 2 Oregon State now sits in first place in the Pac-12 standings, jumping No. 7 Washington for the first time this season. There have been many storylines for the Beavers this season as OSU tries to make it back to the College World Series and avenge last year’s fourthplace finish. Here are some notes from Wednesday’s practice with player and coach perspectives: • Oregon State’s starting rotation of Ben Wetzler, Andrew Moore and Jace Fry is widely regarded as one of the best in the nation. All three threw 120 pitches or more in the weekend sweep of Oregon, and all pitched at least eight full innings. Despite the amount of work, Fry said the unit doesn’t expect fatigue to be a factor and that its success is more of a reason for the extended play as opposed to a lack of confidence in the bullpen. “I haven’t felt any fatigue yet,” Fry said. “My velocity has stayed consistent throughout the year and I’m actually hoping to gain velocity at the end of the year with warmer weather. “I think it has a lot to do just with the fact that the coaches trust a lot in any situation, and even when we get in those deep pitch counts, we’re in good enough shape to keep going deep in games. We feed off the later innings, so I don’t see why not.” • Oregon State’s inability to consistently score runs has plagued the team all season. While it’s true that OSU’s pitching has carried the Beavers at times — OSU has the fourth-best earned run average in the nation — its 6.3 runs per game is 36th in the nation and first in the Pac-12. Oregon State’s .392 on-base percentage is also the best in the Pac-12 and is 19th in the nation. This is what assistant coach Pat Bailey See NOTEBOOK | page 6


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1. No. 1 Oregon (46-5, 17-1 Pac-12)

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This week: 2-0 vs. Utah Valley and 3-0 vs. Stanford Next week: Arizona State Of the Pac-12 teams that were in the top-25 rankings last week, Oregon and UCLA were the only two that failed to improve their slots. It’s hard to blame them, after all, since they were No. 1 and No. 2 already. Oregon went 5-0 this week with a combined score of 34-7 and put seven runs on the board in all three games against Stanford. Even for the hottest team in the country, however, coming out unscathed in six upcoming games against Arizona and Arizona State will be a small miracle.

2. No. 2 UCLA (44-4, 15-3)

This week: 3-0 vs. California Next week: Stanford UCLA could move into the No. 1 national ranking if Oregon slips up against Arizona or Arizona State, but winning the Pac-12 title will be harder. Already two games behind the Ducks and without the tiebreaker, UCLA may end the season as the country’s best team but the conference’s No. 2. Should Oregon lose a game or two in the upcoming weeks, UCLA’s sweep of California will be especially fortuitous. The Bruins had to work for the last two victories, winning by two and one runs, respectively, returning to Los Angeles with three wins.

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4. No. 8 Arizona (39-9, 12-6)

This week: 0-3 vs. UCLA This week: Utah Cal and Utah head into their weekend series both reeling from being swept. The Golden Bears nearly beat UCLA on two occasions but lost all three and have dropped 11 of their most recent 12 conference games. Against Oregon and UCLA, Cal averaged less than three runs per game. Then again, scoring against Oregon and UCLA at all is a small victory in of itself.

This week: 3-0 vs. Utah Next week: Washington Utah may not be in the top 25 or even in the top half of the Pac-12, but Arizona’s sweep of the Utes is still a big statement. The Wildcats have been inconsistent offensively this year, but scored at least seven runs in each game against Utah. That will be tough to replicate against Washington, which has given up more than five runs only one time in the last 11 games.

5. No. 10 Washington (28-12, 8-8)

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had to say when asked if the Beavers’ offense was better than many give it credit for: “Here’s the thing about offense that people sometimes don’t get: The most important thing about offense is on-base percentage and getting on base. I think every year since I’ve been here, the team with the highest on-base percentage in the conference has won the conference.” • Speaking of on-base percentage, junior left fielder Michael Conforto leads the nation in OBP at .559 and is eighth in batting average at .410. Bailey had high praise for the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year Wednesday. “On Friday night he hit a double off the right-center fence and a double off the left-center fence. I turned to one of our pitchers and said, ‘Do you realize we’re probably watching the best amateur hitter in baseball?’” • Despite his success and growing reputation as the most feared player in the Pac-12, Conforto said he’s been able to escape the pressure that comes with being an elite player. “I would’ve thought that I’d feel a little bit of pressure and a little bit of anxiousness,” he said. “I kind of braced myself for that coming into this year, but I’ve been surprised that I feel pretty good in that sense. I don’t feel any pressure and have been able to focus on the team.” Oregon State plays Friday for a three-game series against California in Berkeley, Calif. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

most surprising revelation for the No. 2 Beavers. “We could see that he was a different ballplayer than he was the year before,” said junior left fielder Michael Conforto. “I don’t think anybody could’ve foreseen the season that he’s having now.” Despite missing 13 games with a hamstring injury, the local product has been a mainstay in center field and hitting in the leadoff spot for the Beavers. He was hitting better than .400 prior to the injury, but has still kept up the production with a .359 batting average, 24 runs, 17 runs batted in and a .921 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage). “At this point, I’d say he’s the best leadoff hitter we’ve had in seven years,” said hitting coach Pat Bailey. Hendrix’s production did not come easy. He was a standout at Santiam Christian, earning handfuls of All-League and All-State honors, but the competition was lacking. Santiam Christian is a 3A school in the Pac-West conference. Hendrix went from an inferior conference among Oregon high schools to one of the best college baseball conferences in the country. “High school pitching (compared to) Pac-12 pitching is a big gap to start with,” Bailey said. “You’re looking at the Golden Gate bridge between what he saw at Santiam and what he saw now.” Hendrix said the speed of the game is the most notable difference for him. “It’s hard to describe the change, but it’s definitely big,” Hendrix said. “The pitching from the Pac-West wasn’t great, to say the least. And then coming here, it was definitely an adjustment, but it was a fun adjustment.” Hendrix received a scholarship offer from Seattle University, but going to Oregon State had been his childhood dream. Head coach Pat Casey

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7. California (23-23, 4-12)

8. Utah (23-24, 5-15)

This week: 0-3 vs. Arizona Next week: California The Utes seemed to play well enough This week: 3-0 vs. Oregon State all year to beat at least one of the top Next week: Arizona The Huskies split a pair with Arizona Pac-12 teams in a game or two, but Utah squandered its last chance State before the OSU sweep, so to do so. Getting swept by Washington is capable of hanging with Arizona means Utah will likethe Arizona schools. This series may ly not pass Washington at the be even more heated than fifth spot in the Pac-12 and the ASU-Oregon matchup, simply because Washington still has to fend off all three teams below and Arizona are neck-and- it for sixth place. neck in the national rankings and this 9. Stanford (27-21, 3-15) series — as with any matchups pitting This week: 0-3 vs. Oregon two top-10 teams together — has major This week: UCLA postseason implications. The Cardinal have won four of their last 19 games and two of those four 6. Oregon State (15-29, 3-16) wins weren’t even against PacThis week: 2-0 vs. Portland State and 12 teams. Getting swept by 0-3 vs. Washington Oregon puts Stanford in a boat Next week: UNLV with a majority of the rest of the This weekend, every single Pac-12 conference, but Stanford never team either swept or got swept. OSU got close to the Ducks. Now was on the losing end of that trend, but rebounded Stanford travels to Los Angeles to play a with a dominating mid- UCLA team with a lot to play for.

This week: 3-0 vs. Southern Mississippi Next week: Oregon Being the No. 3 team in the country usually translates to a conference’s top ranking, or at the very least, week doubleheader against second place. Unfortunately for ASU, the Pac-12 is currently sweeping the top three Portland State Tuesday, outscoring PSU spots in the nation and has five teams in 19-4. The Beavers will take a detour in

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offered him a spot as a walk-on and Hendrix “jumped at it and accepted right away.” Still, coming from a small school in a state that does not have anywhere near the same talent base had its challenges. “When he came here, he was a really good athlete and a really average baseball player,” Bailey said. Hendrix’s limited playing time in his freshman season was not wasted. He said Gordon, Conforto and right fielder Dylan Davis were all role models for him and players he learned as much as he could from. His consistent production at the plate has proven especially crucial, considering first baseman Kavin Keyes is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a broken thumb. Hendrix’s 92 at-bats are not a large sample size, but his teammates and coaches believe he can keep it up. Conforto said Hendrix is comparable to Matt Boyd — last year’s ace and clubhouse leader — in the way they both conduct themselves with humility. Hendrix’s ability to stay humble is immediately apparent, but his confidence at the plate shows a player who can, and probably will, become one of the veteran leaders by the time he’s done at Oregon State. Maintaining this production is not an easy task for any hitter in the pitching-heavy Pac-12. The walk-on from Santiam Christian continues to surprise, and with less than two months remaining, he hopes to stay hot. “That’s always the dream,” Hendrix said. “I don’t know if I was too confident that it was actually going to happen, but now that I’m here and it’s all unfolding like that, I couldn’t be happier.” Warner Strausbaugh, editor-in-chief

“He’s done a great job and is showing good promise that we at least find a role for him “A pleasant surprise has been next year.” that it’s not an issue and now Saturday’s spring game is it’s just a matter of him under- the culmination of spring standing scheme and getting practices and the last time the team can have organized his reactions down.

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t’s midterm time. It’s been midterm time for a while, depending on your professors’ and instructors’ definitions of “midterm.” Midterms mean studying. Studying is a delicate art, especially for those of you who can’t sit still. On a campus that basically doesn’t sleep, and in a town that closes at 8 p.m., there can be some difficulty in finding a study routine that suits you. If you’re the type of person who requires complete silence, most of the time you’re probably going to be out of luck — especially if you need Wi-Fi. It may sound trite, but coffee shops are perfect for studying. Something about the soothing earth tones, the quiet din of voices and the wonderful smell of coffee puts me in the mood to crack open the textbooks — and actually pay attention to what I’m

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Scottaline reading. Sometimes just being away from your house is motivation enough to get things done. When your pile of dirty laundry is guilt-tripping you, your bed is calling your name or your roommates are being needy, there’s no room to focus on your homework or concentrate on school in any way. A change of scenery is stimulating, and goodness knows we need stimulation. College students’ attention spans are very small — just 10 minutes, according to the article, “Students only have ‘10-minute attention span,’” by Hannah

Richardson. Richardson’s study was done in the context of students in lectures, but it can be very easily applied to study sessions, too. The students who participated in the survey claimed that lack of sleep and being overworked were the culprits, which isn’t surprising. Changing the setting of a study session is beneficial to students, because varying locations cause study material to stand out in the students’ minds, thus reducing forgetfulness, according to psychologist Robert Bjork. Verbalizing study material can be a huge kick-starter in the studying process. Reading class material out loud can help stimulate retention, when it’s done sparingly. It’s not as helpful on a larger scale, according to the University of Waterloo in Ontario’s 2010 study.

So maybe save the awkward verbalization for the really significant things, like when a professor gives essay questions in advance, or for an important formula. The best study places and techniques can only be fully determined with consideration of individual personalities and preferences, but it seems as though there are certain recipes for success that can be generalized — lucky for us. Take any advice you can get, because even if it doesn’t all work for you, some of it will. We’re devoting four-plus years to this grueling school thing, after all — might as well make it a successful thing. t

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rowing up in my small hometown, the preferred method of talking about the birds and the bees was an extremely vague, abstinence-only health course. I recall those three years of middle school being drenched in absolute awkwardness, and not only because my peers and I were going through puberty hell, but because the people who would come in to talk to us about “why we should wait until marriage” were very strange and not always clear with what they were talking about.

who spoke to us as though we already knew everything about the subject of sex, even though we were all 12 to 14 years old. Cassie And then there was my father, the middle school health teacher, who would tell us that we could look at the There was a guy in a red shirt who pictures in the textbook on our own told my class that when he was young, time. Following this supremely unhelpful he thought that STDs (our school was stuck in the 1980s and didn’t know non-education regarding sex, I watched four or five different girls get pregnant about STIs) were little green goblin men. in my four years of high school. Some There was a very nice pregnant lady stayed until graduation, some dropped

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out and some just dropped off the grid. Perhaps some went to college, but I have my doubts, seeing that the National Conference of State Legislatures determined 30 percent of girls who drop out of high school cite pregnancy as the reason, only 40 percent of high school teen moms graduate and less than 2 percent of those with a baby before reaching their 18th birthdays go on to finish college before they’re 30. Something I’ve noticed here at college is that I rarely see a pregnant girl my own age. Even if age is not applicable to the scenario, my experience is that any one of these sacred vessels will smile and tell you all about this solid partner they’re with, how much they love them and the jobs the two of them have — in addition to taking classes — and what they want to name their baby. Pregnancies in college — from what I’ve seen in my time here — are planned, See RUUD | page 8

Letter to the Editor Regarding April 29’s Barometer article, “OSU Beaver Store to support sweatshop-free clothing line”

Nike is not known for fairtrade dealings I found the article in April 29’s paper about the OSU Beaver Store supporting sweatshop-free clothing to be quite entertaining. It wasn’t entertaining because it was well written, or because it was on a topic akin to my interests. Rather, I found it intensely comical. The big money Oregon State University spends is on uniforms for its sports teams, which are all made by Nike. Nike is known for not paying their workers, and for paying them lower than even the local minimum wages in the countries where their garments are made. Not only that, but the owner of Nike, Phil Knight, makes major investments into OSU’s rival team, the Oregon Ducks. So when OSU announced it had contracted with Nike last year for their uniforms, I found that laughable as well. A whole lot of hypocrisy here — I counted 11 Nike symbols in the Barometer today. I ask you this: When the Beavers meet the Ducks for Civil War, who’s the real winner? Nike, that’s who. The real losers are the kids who make their uniforms. Brett Nibler

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Censoring I news for content never a good idea he East Oregonian newspaper is getting a ton of flak for posting a photo of a dead body on Facebook. It sounds really bad, when we put it like that. However, the photo is of a crime scene. It has a yellow tarp in the background covering a dead body — though the only reason we know it’s a body is because the cutline told us. The photo is attached to a news article. It is not just a random photo of a dead person. It is in no way graphic, gruesome or demeaning to the deceased. There is meaning and context, just like any other graphic attached to a story — in any paper. Photos make people read the news and buy the paper. It’s why newspapers started including them. As journalists, we’re obviously fans of things that make people read the paper. Otherwise, we’d be out of jobs. Sometimes the news is gruesome and horrible, because unfortunately people can be gruesome and horrible. If we were to pick and chose in order to report only the good things, it wouldn’t be the news, because it wouldn’t be the truth. The truth is, sometimes humanity sucks. The truth is, sometimes humanity rocks. If the journalistic profession didn’t tell both sides of the bigger story, the smaller stories wouldn’t mean anything. Hiding our heads in the sand has never been a strategy that results in anything more than delaying — or worsening — the inevitable. Everyone who has ever procrastinated on studying for an exam or on paying bills because they want to pretend their obligations don’t exist, knows that the tactic never works for long. Real life doesn’t wait for us to get up the gumption to be able to deal with it. It rolls on regardless of whether we’re ready or if it hurts our feelings. Yes, it’s sad when people die. It’s sad when your family member or someone you know dies. When your family member or someone you know dies because they were allegedly running from the police and threatening an officer with a gun, it doesn’t preclude your right to mourn. It may, however, preclude your right to mourn in private with no reminders if you keep buying the daily paper or don’t block its updates to your Facebook news feed. If the East Oregonian hadn’t reported on the shooting, then it would deserve censure from the community. It’s a sign of deeper problems in a society when people demand the media to censor the news so as to not “upset” the populace. Reporting the news while being insufficiently “sensitive” is a fact of life that journalists and everyone else in the world has to deal with. No matter how

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Southern Oregon pipeline Oregon oil terminal owner passes Douglas County process commits to using safer rail cars By Devan Schwartz

By Cassandra Profita

PORTLAND — It’s up to the state of Oregon to decide on a proposed pipeline for exporting liquefied natural gas, now that a southern Oregon county has decided against reviewing the proposal. Douglas County Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to pass the review of a natural gas pipeline up to state authorities. The proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline would transport liquefied natural gas, or LNG, 232 miles. It would run from Malin, Oregon, where an existing pipeline terminates, to Coos Bay, where an export facility would be built. The commissioners took the recommendation of planning director Keith Cubic to decline a county review of the pipeline and move it on to Salem. In the recommendation, Cubic and the county’s planning commission called for three changes to the pipeline that the company, Jordan Cove, has not appealed. The changes were: a higher-grade pipeline, the company helping to train local firefighters and an automatic shutoff valve in the case of a pipeline rupture. “I don’t know the facts about pipeline safety in the sense of how frequently there’s accidents but the conditions that the planning commission put on were proactive,” Cubic said. The Coastal Zone Management Act grants state and county jurisdiction for such projects in addition to larger federal authority. Coos County officials are sup-

PORTLAND — The owner of an oil terminal in Clatskanie, Oregon, announced Wednesday that it will only accept crude oil from rail cars built to a certain safety standard starting June 1. Global Partners says it will no longer accept rail cars built to the older DOT-111 standard at any of its oil terminals, including the one on the Oregon side of the Columbia River. The DOT111 rail cars are controversial because they have fewer safety requirements than the newer CPC-1232 cars, which Global Partners says will be the only cars it uses. The DOT-111 rail cars are still widely used to transport volatile crude oil across the country. They’ve been involved in numerous accidents including an explosion Wednesday in Virginia. The CPC-1232 standards added requirements for a thicker, more puncture-resistant tank shell, as well as leak prevention and rollover protection features. But they only applies to rail cars ordered since October 2011. In a news release, Global Partners president and CEO Eric

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An oil train traveling through Washington state. The company transporting oil-by-rail to a terminal in Clatskanie, Oregon, says it is using only the safer of two tanker-car models that are in wide use. portive of the pipeline project and other affected counties are too far from the coast for the CZMA to apply. Around 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas would travel each day to a liquefaction plant. The process of cooling the natural gas into liquid requires the construction and operation of the South Dunes Power Plant, a 420-megawatt thermal combustion gas plant. LNG would be placed in tanks, sent to a shipping terminal, and exported across the Pacific Ocean to foreign countries likely to include India, Japan and Indonesia. Cubic said the Land Use Board of Appeals will now take up the issue of the pipeline’s siting in Douglas County and appeals can be filed through them. Stacey McLaughlin of Myrtle Creek is part of a group of residents that unsuccessfully called on the county commissioners to use their authority to address issues of eminent domain and

safety. The formal appeals called for the commissioners not to adopt the planning department’s recommendation. “We think the pipeline shouldn’t be coming through here,” McLaughlin said. “We were quite disappointed that the Douglas County board of commissioners failed to involve themselves.” McLaughlin said they haven’t yet decided on their next strategy for opposing the LNG pipeline. A federal process under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will approve or deny the entire project, with an environmental impact statement expected in coming months. The development came on the same day that federal energy regulators approved a liquefied natural gas export facility in Louisiana. Both proposed facilities are being pushed along as global demand surges for North American LNG.

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Coos Bay near where a proposed pipeline would bring natural gas to be exported. Slifka said the commitment to the safer rail cars will extend to all crude oil delivered to all of the company’s oil terminals “regardless of whether they are operated by a third party or leased by Global.” “Global is committed to safety, and as part of that commitment we have made the proactive decision to begin only accepting crude oil unit trains consisting entirely of CPC 1232-compliant cars,” he said. “We continue to work closely with our employees, customers and railroads, as well as federal and state agencies and

local communities, to ensure the safe, reliable handling of energy products throughout our network.” Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber released a statement applauding the company’s decision. “I appreciate the commitment to safety Global Partners is showing to its neighbors in northwest Oregon,” Kitzhaber said. “Rail operators, shippers, and facility owners have an obligation to take every measure possible to ensure hazardous materials they transport and receive are shipped as safely as possible.”

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of its stories on all of its platforms is the same as condemning it for only printing the happy stories in the physical paper. Reporting news is about finding sensitively the matter was reported, someone and sharing the truth with the masses. would still have been upset. People are like that. If you don’t like it, hide the news on your We live in a digital, technology-laden world. More Facebook news feed and go read a book from the people are reading the news on their tablets and library’s fiction shelf, one that comes with a guaransmartphones than are buying newspapers. teed happy ending, instead of the daily newspaper. Newspapers have websites, apps, Twitter You’ll be happier. accounts and Facebook pages — it’s the only way t for them to reach a significant percentage of their Editorials serve as means for Barometer editors to offer commentary and demographic these days. opinions on issues both global and local, grand in scale or diminutive. The So condemning a newspaper for publishing all views expressed here are a reflection of the editorial board’s majority.

RUUD n Continued from page 7 as well as an extremely different mentality on the prospective parents’ behalf when compared to the pregnant teens of my high school years. Frankly, I blame the guy in the red shirt, as well as anyone else under the delusion that abstinence-only sexual education holds any kind of water. Because of them, I didn’t hear the word “clitoris” until I was a freshman in college, and I thought that girls grew vaginas during puberty rather than being born with them. Abstinence-only education does not work. Researchers from the University of Georgia found that “states that prescribe abstinence-

only sex education programs in public schools have significantly higher teenage pregnancy and birth rates than states with more comprehensive sex education programs.” The term “comprehensive sex education” isn’t suggesting the horror-story-esque scared-chaste “let’s show the kiddies a billion pictures of STD/STI ravaged genitals and claim that sex will always lead to pregnancy and that those who have sex before marriage are degenerate and slutty” scenario. No, comprehensive sex education means something similar to the gloriously comprehensive human sexuality course taught by the hilarious and fiercely intelligent Dr. Kathy Greaves, star of the Barometer’s Dr. Sex advice column. A comprehensive sexual edu-

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cation course is a course in which all things are explained in clear, concrete terms, in which sex isn’t vilified simply because “birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it,” as the song goes. Instead, it’s explained calmly, in a nonjudgmental atmosphere, and leaves students with a deeper understanding of relationships, the human body and how awkward it is to be a giraffe when you want to get it on. It’s simple: Comprehensive sex education equals prepared and conscientious sexual actions, which means everyone gets condoms and dental dams and goes home happy. t

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expressed in Ruud’s columns do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Barometer staff. Ruud can be reached at forum@dailybarometer.com.


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