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Annual Independence Day festivities takes place downtown on the riverfront By Brooklyn Di Raffaele The SUMMER Barometer

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Kevin Selfe, guitarist, plays in the band Keven Selfe and the Tornadoes at the Independence Day Red, White & Blue Riverfront Festival.

On July 4, the Downtown Corvallis Association hosted the annual Red, White & Blue Riverfront Festival. The festival took place along Riverfront Park on Northwest Jackson Avenue and Northwest First Street. As people walked up and down the street, they took in the sights and smells of local vendors offering snacks, trinkets and caricatures. One of the vendors at the festival this year was Georgiana Thomas, who did portraits and caricatures. Festival-goers lined up to have their dogs, babies or themselves drawn by Thomas. “It takes me five minutes to do a black-and-white caricature and 10 minutes for a color caricature,” Thomas said. Thomas’s business is mostly local, and she likes to stay in the Willamette Valley. “Sometimes I go to Bend or Portland, but I mostly stay in the Willamette,” said Thomas. Her caricatures are unique and

customizable. The most outrageous either, despite expenses going up. The Corvallis Sunrisers Kiwanis Club caricature Thomas said she did that day was of a man dressed as a British wants people to have consistency with Navy captain with regalia and a ship in their food booth every year, and they do not want to change anything for the background. Continuing down First Street from the people that come to the festival Thomas’s caricature booth was the every year. Throughout the day, the smell of Corvallis Sunrisers Kiwanis Club’s hot kettle corn and New York-style Italian dog and fries booth. “This is positively the best food sausage sandwiches permeated the booth here,” said Kiwanis Sunriser Bob air as small children bounced inside bounce houses. Parents Bernhard. In addition stood by and watched to providing popular Once we started their children tumble food, the mission of the seeing the crowd down the jump houses. Kiwanis Club was posiget into the music, Live DJs outside of tively geared to giving the Downward Dog back to the community. so did we. played music, enticing “All the money some to start dancing. after expenses raised Kevin Selfe Many festival-goers here goes back to Guitarist in Kevin Selfe and the were adorned with red, the community,” Tornadoes white and blue beads Kiwanis Sunriser Glen and held waffle cones Butterfield said. The Corvallis Sunrisers raise money piled with ice cream. Later on in the evening, live blues for children’s literacy programs in the community. Some of the programs music started, with the band Kevin Selfe they raise money for are Start Making and the Tornadoes taking center stage. While Kevin Selfe and the Tornadoes a Reader Today (S.M.A.R.T.), and the Book Buddy Program, where eighth were on stage, many audience memgrade students create story books for bers started dancing in front of the stage. first grade students. Jacoby Hol, 1 1/2 years old, danced Butterfield said that the food booth has not had any menu changes in six See festival | page 2 years. Their prices have not gone up

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Oregon State prepares for its largest, last array of solar panels coming in September By Alyssa Johnson

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Oregon State University will begin preparations for its third and final Solar by Degrees installment early this September. The installment will be OSU’s largest array and will cover six acres of land near 35th Street off the west end of campus. The array is expected to be running as early as December. Two smaller arrays were installed last December and have been online since early January of this year. Together, the two arrays produce 880,000 kilowatt hours annually. This is equal to about 70,000 gallons of gas. Oregon State has plans for a total of five arrays, with two more arrays in the works for OSU facilitates in Aurora and Hermiston. Brandon Trelstad, OSU’s sustainability coordinator, projects the latest array will produce about 1.3-1.6 megawatts of energy, nearly double what the first two

produce combined. In addition, the new solar site will have a something in addition to the photovoltaic energy converting panels: sheep. Historically, the six-acre plot has been used by the College of Agriculture to graze sheep. To make the best use of the land, sheep will graze around the panels once they have been installed. “The sheep are small enough that they really don’t bother the panels,” Trelstad said. “They’re not goats, they don’t eat them. Get a horse or a cow and they lean on it, it’s going to break them. But sheep are good.” Trelstad credits a lot of the solar panel project’s success to the College of Agricultural Sciences. “It’s not very popular to take ag. land out of production and put in solar panels,” said Trelstad. “They deserve a lot of credit,” he said. “They are the ones that are making this possible from a landuse perspective. “ While roof mounting would be ideal space usage and is not out of the question for future projects, it does provide See SOLAR | page 3

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The current solar site is located off of 53rd Street and Campus Way. When more energy is produced than needed to run the building, that extra power is filtered to other buildings.

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Queer studies awaiting approval for minor program, approval for Ecampus courses By Megan Campbell The SUMMER Barometer

For Melissa Crocker, queer studies was nothing like what she expected. “It’s not just about not being straight,” Crocker said in a phone interview. Among other things, Crocker said the classes are about “thinking critically through the lens of queerness.” Crocker is in the master’s program for interdisciplinary studies. She took two queer studies courses last winter and spring terms, respectively: Queer

on campus and through Ecampus, the indigenous studies and queer theory. “I loved them both,” Crocker said. Oregon State online alternative. To the best of department faculty’s knowl“They were mind-blowing classes.” edge, offering the queer The queer studies studies minor in both program is a new addiMy hope is our platforms would make tion to the women, genOregon State the first der and sexuality studies program will be university to do so in the department at Oregon known if people country. State University. The want to come “That will make us department is working unique,” said Kryn toward making queer and learn queer Freehling-Burton, studies available to stustudies. instructor and Ecampus dents as a minor and is undergraduate adviser waiting for approval on in the women, gender its proposal. Qwo-Li Driskill and sexuality studies If queer studies is Assistant professor department. successfully turned into Freehling-Burton has been at Oregon a minor program, it will be offered both

State since 2005 and has worked with Ecampus since 2009. “We had taught the occasional LGBT class or LGBT pop culture class, which were always popular,” Freehling-Burton said. “We always hear from everyone, ‘We need more of these.’ ” Eventually, Freehling-Burton said it was an unanimous decision that “that area was needed at OSU.” So, the department searched for someone specifically to develop queer studies. They found Qwo-Li Driskill, who received a Ph.D. in cultural rhetoric from Michigan State University. At the time, Driskill was an assistant professor at Texas A&M University. “Qwo-Li is a rock star,” Freehling-

Burton said. She said Driskill has a “wide range of experience and training.” She also said Driskill’s classes are about more than being “white and gay.” Freehling-Burton said Driskill’s focus on minorities, race, social justice and power are what make this program unique. She said that “Sometimes that’s an afterthought” in other programs. Driskill, an assistant professor, came to Oregon State in fall 2012 to develop the queer studies program. Driskill rejects the gender binary and identifies as Cherokee. Driskill grew up in a mixed-raced family in a predominately white community, which Driskill said See QUEER | page 2

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Bob Skinner is key to Valley AIDS Information Network Inc., and the analog watch on his wrist ticks at the time, keeping track of his many speaking engagements, doctor appointments, and intern and volunteer interviews. Skinner is the president and CEO of VAIN, an organization that aims to “prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and hepatitis-C by providing community educational and support programs,” as stated in their current pamphlet. Skinner was diagnosed with AIDS on June 26, 2000. Through his personal journey with this chronic disease — finding out about his positive results and then coming out as a survivor when given only two years to live — Skinner recognized his ambition to be an AIDS prevention advocate. “I had an insatiable desire to learn all about this disease,” said Skinner. He first became introduced to VAIN when a family member referred him to the organization after his diagnosis. He moved to Oregon in October 2000 and has worked his way up from volunteer to board of directors to presi“Enrollment is looking really nice,” Freehling-Burton said. As of July 9, 23 people are registered for the course. When asked about the diversity of students taking these classes, Crocker, FreehlingBurton, Driskill and Baas-Ford all agreed there is a wide variety of students participating. Baas-Ford said students in her class were very respectful of others and conscious when speaking about sensitive issues. She and Crocker agreed the variety of perspectives aided to discussion and what they took away from the courses. Crocker mentioned projects Driskill has students do at the beginning of the term. These projects, according to Crocker, are the most important projects of the class. They allow students to look at themselves and examine who they are and where they fit within society. Crocker says with this information, students

are grounded during discussion. When asked if there was any improvement needed within the classes, Crocker said, “It needs more students. It needs more people.” Freehling-Burton says the program is slow-moving. The eventual goal is to develop the program into a major. She said that without bodies in the classroom, that goal is more difficult to achieve, which puts some students like Crocker who find a passion in queer studies at a disadvantage. “I would really like to get my Ph.D. in queer studies,” Crocker said. For what Driskill and the WGSS department have done with the program — and what they continue to do — Driskill said “students seem to be really enjoying it.” There are still several courses awaiting for approval, which include introduction to queer

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cal, and financial problems,” dent and CEO of VAIN. His enthusiasm and pas- wrote Dean G., who tested sion for spreading awareness positive for HIV in June of of STIs and AIDS/HIV has 2002. “They are a nonprofit prompted the advancements organization that, after operating for 20 years without in his career. “I always loved to share my any government support, is knowledge no matter what I finally receiving some finanwas doing,” said Skinner. “I cial support from the CDC was part of the cause, and (Centers for Disease Control) now I want to be part of the to support their outreach and educational programs in Linn solution.” and Benton Skinner is counties.” also involved The volunin World AIDS teers for VAIN Day and the I was part of the have mostly events that are cause, and now I consisted of hosted at OSU students. in light of the want to be part of A few graphholiday. the solution. ic design stuHe is also a dents from frequent guest Bob Skinner OSU contributspeaker in President and CEO of VAIN ed to last year’s schools that VAIN pamphlet range from by designing elementary to the AIDS Walk poster. university level. Most of the student volunVAIN used to be an organization that could only teers are there to help fold comfort those who had been fliers, organize events and assist in carrying out events. tested positive for HIV. However, as the school Now, it connects people with resources and ways to year commenced, there was receive help, financially and a sharp decline of helpers. Students volunteering from psychologically. They refer those who have been diag- OSU can either earn crednosed with AIDS/HIV to case its by fulfilling internship managers who are able to hours or volunteering for provide housing and prop- experience. The majority of the stuer nutrition, according to dents who help out at VAIN Skinner. “[VAIN] helps newly diag- are public health majors, but nosed people learn about anyone can volunteer their the disease, connect them time to help the cause. with case managers and help solve medical, social, practiSee Vain | page 3




Bob Skinner spoke after the walk/run event, which helped raise funds and awareness of VAIN and AIDS/HIV survivors.

QUEER n Continued from page 1 was a struggle. With this background, the program focuses on exploring the minorities within the queer community. Driskill paralleled FreehlingBurton and said the program “emerged through student activism on campus.” “There’s excitement and demand at all levels,” Driskill said. Classes offer critical thought on power and social justice. Among other aspects, classes also focus on queer and trans* people, people of color, the trans* nation and feminism. The first queer studies class — introduction to queer studies — was offered in fall 2012. “I really enjoyed it,” said Caitlyn Baas-Ford, who took the introductory class last fall. “It

gave me a chance to experience new perspectives.” Baas-Ford is a sophomore in sociology. She said Driskill’s teaching style reaches different learning styles. Baas-Ford was drawn to the class because she was a part of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) while in high school. The GSA is a “student-initiated and student-run club in a public or private school,” according to the Oregon GSA website. The zero-week introductory course Driskill taught after spring term ended had 11 students registered for it. Driskill said this isn’t bad for a zeroweek summer class. Though Driskill said that size worked well for a summer class, more students need to enroll in future courses. Freehling-Burton tallied registration for the upcoming queer studies introductory course in the fall.

theories, trans* gender politics, trans* lives, queer of color critiques and queer of color arts of activism. Some classes might be offered as special topics courses. “I don’t know if I have an end vision,” Driskill said. “My hope is our program will be known if people want to come and learn queer studies.” Driskill hopes to continue to build a “rigorous and robust community” through the program. According to FreehlingBurton, almost all queer studies courses fulfill a baccalaureate core requirement. FreehlingBurton and Driskill emphasize anyone is welcome to take a queer course. “Once you get into a class with Qwo-Li, it’s incredible,” Crocker said. Megan Campbell, summer editor-inchief

FESTIVAL n Continued from page 1 with his grandmother, Nina Mansell, and then many others joined them. Front man for the band, Selfe, got off the stage at one point, guitar in hand, and started to dance with the crowd. “I love the dancers,” Selfe said. “Once we started seeing the crowd get into the music, so did we.” Kevin Selfe and the Tornadoes are a blues band from Portland, and this was their first year playing at the Corvallis Red, White & Blue Riverfront Festival. The band is a three-man show with Selfe on vocals, lead guitar and harmonica, Jimi Bott on drums and Allen Markel on bass. The night ended with a patriotic firework show over the river. Though the Red, White & Blue Riverfront Festival is a celebration of Independence Day, it is also a celebration of locality: The vendors featured were all from Oregon, with many coming directly from Corvallis. Brooklyn Di Raffaele, news reporter


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KIDS n Continued from page 8 to KidSpirit, develops professionalism, leadership and positive self-esteem for the college student staff as well as security and engagement for the campers. “I enjoy watching the staff grow, their professionalism and how that becomes such infectious fun for the kids,� Swanger said. “Watching the interaction between college students and the kids, I really

several other complications set the project back by at least three years. Oregon State currently holds a large number of “green� achievement awards, the most recent was a gold rating from “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition.� The highest level of achievement, OSU earned 98 out of 99 possible points based on a data survey measuring every thing from course offerings and campus infrastructure to activities and career guidance into green jobs. Also related to renewable energy, Oregon State’s Solar Vehicle Team celebrated a first place victory at the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix. Their solar-designed car completed 196 laps and 656 miles on the Circuit of Americas track in Austin, Texas running entirely on pure solar energy. According to Sustainability at OSU, the team is currently making designs for their fourth car and have plans to race in the 2014 American Solar Challenges. With the new solar arrays visible online, the combined solar power between the three sites is expected to run about 4 percent of the campus’s entire energy charge. The energy output of the current panels is monitored and open to the public for viewing on the SolarCity website.

Corvallis offers many options for trail lovers Numerous hikes available in short distance from campus

at the end of Lester Avenue in Corvallis. Five miles from campus, the trail is a short, easy hike for beginners, according to the Corvallis Parks and Recreation website. The views from the By Emily Mowry summit of the trail include the The SUMMER Barometer Corvallis is home to several city of Corvallis, the Willamette different hiking locations that Valley, the Cascades and the vary in difficulty levels, many Coast Range, according to the of which offer views of the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Willamette Valley and the Coast website. The trail is an off-leash area Range Mountains. Many are located within a 10 mile radius for animals, and horseback of the Oregon State University riding and bicycles are also permitted. campus. Four miles from campus, Chip Ross Park is a one and a half mile loop trail located Bald Hill is located near the n

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see skills-building in both. It’s a symbiotic relationship.� Courtney Landels, whose camp pseudonym is Summer, is the KidSpirit office supervisor. A recent OSU graduate with a degree in Public Health, she said she is enjoying her second summer here in her position. “The best part is working with people my own age and seeing the impact we have on the kids’ lives and in each others’ lives,� Landels said. Emma-Kate Schaake, news reporter

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It was stated in the July 3 article, “Get to know your ASOSU president,� that T. Brett Deedon, ASOSU president, stayed in Callahan Hall and belonged to Alpha Chi Omega. Deedon actually stayed in Cauthorn Hall and belongs to Sigma Phi Epsilon. The Summer Barometer regrets the error.


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near the barn. Caitlin Anderson, 21, was visiting family in Corvallis when she hiked Bald Hill. “Even on a cloudy day, it’s still a nice walk,� says Anderson. “I love the barn too. It is really mysterious.� This hike offers views of the Willamette Valley and the Cascade Range. Fitton Greek Natural Area is seven miles from campus. This hike is located off of Northwest Panorama Drive. It offers views of the Willamette Valley, the Coast Range, Philomath, Kings Valley and Corvallis. The path offers both a shorter and longer route to the summit and is bike-accessible. It is also dog-friendly. A hiking class is offered at OSU under the 199 special topics section of physical activity courses, also known as PAC classes. This class offers students a chance to hike a variety of trails located in the Corvallis area, to learn basic hiking skills and to learn and identify basic plants and flowers. The class is offered both in the summer and the fall 2013 terms, and the instructor is Nathan Sexton. Jake Leonetti, a senior studying history at OSU, took the class this last Spring from Sexton. He described Fitton Green Natural Area as his favorite. “The terrain is gorgeous the whole way up,� said Leonetti. “All that work is instantly worth it when you see the view. I would recommend this class to anybody.�

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Benton County Fairgrounds. There are several trails leading to the top, which makes the hike adaptable for different difficulty levels. Hikers have an option of either paved or un-paved paths that reach the summit, and the hike is between one and a half and three miles both ways, depending on the path taken. Horseback riding and bicycles are also permitted on the trails. In addition, there is a restored barn near the base of the hill that is available for rent, according to the Corvallis Parks and Recreation website. There is an off-leash area available

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The women’s basketball team’s court on the first floor of the four-story, 34,500-square-foot, $15 million new practice facility.

Inside the new basketball practice facility

The four-story, $15 million facility will become the new home of the basketball programs next week

The biggest advantage of the new facility, players say, is the 24/7 access they’ll have to it. In the past, the basketball teams have had to share Gill Coliseum with the volleyball and gymnastics teams, among others. By Grady Garrett “I think it’s really cool,” said Daniel The Daily Barometer Gomis, a sophomore center on the A few weeks ago, Roberto Nelson men’s team. “Just not having to share tweeted a picture from inside Gill it with different sports … I think it’s Coliseum at 11:32 p.m. going to contribute to us getting betThe tweet read: “Just got done getter, because we’re going to have the ting some shots up… Can’t wait for gym for us to go to whenever we’re not next year it’ll be here before I know it.” doing anything.” He tweeted another picture from “It’s going to be inside Gill at 1:05 my new home, pretty a.m. the next night, much,” Nelson said. and 12:48 a.m. the When you can Me n’s basketnight after that. mention you have a ball associate head “It was the only Doug Stewart time the gym was brand new, $15 mil- coach called the facility a open that week,” lion practice facility, “game-changer.” Nelson recalled “It shows OSU is you can really help Tuesday. serious about being Beginning next separate yourself. good in basketball,” week, gym availStewart said. “It’s been ability will no Doug Stewart a long time in the longer be an issue Men’s basketball associate head coach making. To put up a for Oregon State building on campus is University basketunbelievable.” ball players. Players and coaches got their first The OSU Basketball Center, located between Gill Coliseum and the foot- glimpse of the mostly-finished facilball practice field, is all but finished. ity in June. “We had some expectations for A ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiling the four-story, 34,500-square-foot, $15 the building, but walking through million structure was held on June 11, there, it exceeded them,” Stewart said. and the men’s and women’s basketball “The presentation of the building, the teams will be allowed to move in next open nature of the glass side of the building gives it a real big-time feel. week. The construction of such a facility I think everybody’s jaws were pretty has been a vision of men’s head coach wide open.” The facility will give OSU a recruitCraig Robinson since about the time ing advantage it hasn’t had in the past. he arrived in Corvallis in 2008. Nelson, who was recruited to OSU The first and third floors feature a full court plus four side baskets, as during Robinson’s first year on the well as locker rooms. The women’s job, said the coaches didn’t harp on team will practice on the first floor the facilities much during their pitch and the men’s team will practice on to him. “They showed me the weight room the third floor. The second and fourth floors include coaches’ offices, which and told me about the history of Gill, but other than that they didn’t tell me overlook the courts.




very much,” Nelson said. “But now we can tell recruits that they have unlimited access to the stuff that they’ll need.” Recent recruits, such as the 2011 class that Gomis was a part of, were told that there was a practice facility in the works. But promises are certainly different than getting to experience the real thing. “Recruits want to see nice stuff,” Gomis said. “When you go to other schools, they use the same thing to get recruits. People just love new stuff.” “They all want to know ways they can get to the next level,” Stewart said. “When you have a practice facility

like this, you’re equipped to go after high-level guys. All these guys really want to have access. When you can mention you have a brand new, $15 million practice facility, you can really help separate yourself.” Stewart said the men’s coaching staff will likely move in at the end of the July recruiting period. Players will be allowed to move in and start using the courts next Monday. Nelson said the first thing he’ll do when both he and Eric Moreland are back on campus is have a shooting contest to determine “who owns” each of the six hoops on the men’s court. They already had such a con-

test in June — when they were briefly allowed to use the facility because of the ribbon-cutting ceremony — but controversy arose when Nelson told The Oregonian he won four of the six baskets, while Moreland claimed on Twitter that they tied 3-3. “We’ll figure it out when we get back,” Nelson said. And unlike the past, they won’t have to check the gym’s availability first. t

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At the ribbon-cutting ceremony: women’s head coach Scott Rueck, senior Alyssa Martin, senior Roberto Nelson, former Beaver A.C. Green, athletic director Bob De Carolis, former Beaver Gary Payton and men’s head coach Craig Robinson.



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Oregon State women’s basketball sophomore guard Jamie Weisner was selected as one of the 12 athletes to Canada’s Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT), which will represent the Red & White this summer at the FIBA U19 World Championship for Women in Lithuania, Canada Basketball announced Friday. The competition, which runs from July 18-28 and takes place in the host cities of Klaipeda and Panevezys, will feature the best under-19 teams from across the globe. The Canadian JWNT will face Senegal, the Netherlands and France in the preliminary round of the tournament. Team Canada qualified for this event following a fourthplace finish at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. Weisner earned a spot on the squad after a tryout by invitation from June 26-27 at Durham College in Oshawa, Ont. The team has been in a training camp at the same location since June 28, which ends on Sunday. The Beavers’ guard will travel with Team Canada to Marseille, France for exhibition games running from July 8-11 and then head on to Lanzarote, Spain for another slate of tune-up contests from July 12-15 before continuing on to Lithuania. With the selection to the national squad, her first, Weisner joins fellow Oregon State sophomore Ruth Hamblin as representatives for Canada Basketball at the highest levels of international play this summer. Hamblin is currently with the Canadian Senior Women’s National Team (SWNT) for an exhibition tournament in China and also traveled with the SWNT for exhibitions in Europe in June. Weisner produced one of the best freshman seasons in OSU history in 2012-13 and was selected as a member of the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team by both the conference’s coaches and its media and was also



Jamie Weisner averaged 12.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game as a freshman. named All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention by the league’s coaches for her efforts. She led the team in scoring at 12.5 points per game, becoming just the fourth OSU freshman to do so, and was also second on the squad averaging 5.9 rebounds per contest. With 389 points and 184 rebounds, Weisner became just the fifth freshman in OSU history and first since Tanja Kostic (473 points; 213 rebounds) in 1992-93, to amass totals of 350 points and 150 rebounds in a season. Oregon State’s dynamic guard was even better in Pac-12 play, averaging 14.1 points and 6.4 rebounds in league games. Her conference start was highlighted by a Jan. 4 game against USC in which she scored 27 points on 11-for-21 shooting, OSU’s best offensive output in three years and the most ever for a Beaver freshman in her first Pac-12 game. No Oregon State freshman has had a higher scoring effort in nearly

two decades, since Anette Mollerstrom poured in 28 points against Arizona State on Feb. 27, 1993. Weisner led the team with four doubledoubles and 21 games in double-figures scoring, including five games of more than 20 points, which all came in conference. She was one of only three pure guards in the Pac-12 to have at least four double-doubles this season and was also one of just three freshmen in the top 20 in the league in both scoring and rebounding. With 54 assists and 141 field goals, Weisner played a part in nearly 30 percent of the team’s 670 buckets. Her .372 3-point field goal percentage was 2nd in the conference and the fifth-best single-season mark in school history. She was twice named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week. t

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Darwin Barney Shortstop Chicago Cubs 2013: .214 avg., 19 RBI, 4 HR Jacoby Ellsbury Outfielder Boston Red Sox 2013: .301 avg., 55 R, 36 SB Mike Stutes Pitcher Philadelphia Phillies 2013: 14 GP, 15.2 IP… (2-1, 5.17 ERA) * Currently on 15-day DL Cole Gillespie Outfielder San Francisco Giants 2013: 3 GP, .000 avg.

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Joe Paterson Pitcher Reno Aces (Diamondbacks) 2013 (minors): 28 GP, 33.1 IP… (2-1, 2.43) Mike Ekstrom Pitcher Salt Lake Bees (Angels) 2013: 21 GP, 30.0 IP… (1-1, 3.65 ERA) Jorge Reyes Pitcher Tucson Padres (Padres) 2013: 28 GP, 56.1 IP… (5-3, 4.47) Daniel Robertson Outfielder Tucson Padres (Padres) 2013: 83 GP, .292 avg., 27 RBI, HR Jordan Lennerton First baseman Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers) 2013: 91 GP, .306 avg., 43 RBI, 13 HR

Ryan Ortiz Catcher Sacramento Rivercats (Athletics) 2013: 43 GP, .281 avg., 9 RBI, 3 HR Greg Peavey Pitcher Las Vegas 51s (Mets) 2013: 33 GP, 48.2 IP... (4-2, 6.29) Stefen Romero Outfielder Tacoma Rainers (Mariners) 2013: 66 GP, .303 avg., 49 RBI, 6 HR


Mitch Canham First baseman Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) 2013 stats: 59 GP, .285 avg., 18 RBI, HR Kevin Rhoderick Pitcher Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) 2013: 24 GP, 32.0 IP… (0-3, 5.63)

Andrew Susac Parker Berberet Catcher Catcher Richmond Flying Squirrels Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Giants) (Brewers) 2013: 70 GP, .265 avg., 38 RBI, 2013: 51 GP, .235 avg., 17 RBI, 11 HR 4 HR * Currently on 7-day DL Ryan Dunn Tyler Waldron First baseman Pitcher Bowling Green Hot Rods Altoona Curve (Pirates) (Rays) 2013: 15 IP… (0-2, 5.40) 2013: 57 GP, .209 avg., 15 RBI, * Currently on 7-day DL 1 HR Joey Wong Shortstop Tulsa Drillers (Rockies) 2013: 219 avg., 12 RBI, 1 HR

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Sam Gaviglio Pitcher Palm Beach Cardinals (Cardinals) 2013: 27.0 IP… (3-1, 3.67) James Nygren Pitcher Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins) 2013: 40.2 IP… (4-2, 3.10)

Josh Osich Pitcher Kraig Sitton Richmond Flying Squirrels Pitcher (Giants) Modesto Nuts (Rockies) 2013: 37 GP, 43.2 IP… (3-2, 2013: 38.2 IP (4-3, 2.56) 3.09) Adalberto Santos Outfielder Altoona Curve (Pirates) 2013: 70 GP, .281 avg., 33 RBI, 6 HR

Tanner Robles Pitcher Bakersfield Blaze (Reds) 2013: 23 IP… (0-4, 9.39) * Currently on restricted list

Daniel Turpen Single A Pitcher Carter Bell New Britain Rock Cats (Twins) First baseman 2013: 21 G, 24.2 IP… (2-0, 6.93) South Bend Silver Hawks (Diamondbacks) 2013: 42 GP, .204 avg., 11 RBI, 2 HR

Single-A Short Season

Ryan Gorton Catcher Vermont Lake Monsters 2013: 12 GP, .121 avg., 2 RBI, 1 HR Jake Rodriguez Catcher Tri-City ValleyCats 2013: 7 GP, .222 avg., 2 RBI

Rookie League

Tyler Smith Shortstop Pulaski Mariners (Mariners) 2013: 4 GP, .333 avg., 2 RBI Danny Hayes First baseman Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox) 2013: 5 GP, .294 avg., 3 RBI Have not begun minor league career: Matt Boyd, Dan Child Drafted, but still contemplataing a return to OSU for senior season: Ben Wetzler (fifth round), Scott Schultz (17th round) t

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uition’s going to increase again. We’d assumed it would, because of that lovely thing called inflation. But now we know when, how and why, because the Oregon Board of Higher Education approved the increase last Friday. What we know is that the state — not Oregon State, but the actual state of Oregon — has decided that tuition’s going up 5.9 percent, and fees are dropping by 3.3 percent, which somehow mathemagically means what we pay is increasing by a total of 4.5 percent. The state of Oregon is also in the bottom five of the 50 states when it comes to per-student funding. With the increase in tuition and Governor Kitzhaber’s 40-40-20 plan, we’re starting to wonder if the ultimate goal is to doom all Oregonians to a lifetime of overwhelming student loans and crushing debt. There are a lot of reasons why the tuition increases are needed. There are reasons why the school is striving for a goal of 20 percent enrollment growth and is hiring more than 100 new faculty members. The question is, though, with only 60 percent of the student body graduating within six years, is it worth it? How will these increases in tuition, student population and average class size affect the graduation rate? Some of us are working 40 hour weeks and taking 15 credits and barely scraping by. Some of us are taking so long to graduate because we can only afford to attend school part time while we work two or three jobs to pay for school, food, rent and bills. To go along with the increase in tuition, Oregon State “anticipates” providing more money through tuition wavers to students, at an amount “approximately” “almost” more than 19 percent of last year. But those scare-quoted words aren’t very reassuring, are they? Especially when the goal is to have 20 percent more students — if there is an increase of 20 percent in the student body by next year, that means there will be less funding for student waivers than there was this year. Until it’s happened, it’s not much use counting on it. What we’re worried about is this push from society for the status symbol of the advanced degree and the lack of availability of post-bacc employment — what’s the point of paying so much for something that’s not even going to advance you at your minimum-wage job? We’re here because we want to learn. We’re here because we want that degree. Now we have to figure out why. t

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Ryan Mason is a junior in graphic design.

Faux abortion clinics misinform, use unethical tactics


figured it would be hard to stoop so low as to use scare tactics and deception when pregnant women need abortions, but it turns out that is exactly what some organizations — like A Woman’s Choice Resource Center in Louisville, Ky. — do in order to convince women not to get abortions. This subject is probably overdone, but it’s still an issue. The U.S. has a unique problem when it comes to reproductive services: the prevalence of “crisis pregnancy centers.” Now before anyone goes and calls me an anti-choice idiot, let me take the time to remind everyone that these are not clinics like Planned Parenthood. No, these are an affront to what clinics should be. These CPCs tend to be religiously or state funded, and are places where ignorance breeds and reigns relentlessly over any woman unfortunate enough to be tricked through their doors. While I may not be an expert in all the facets of reproductive health, this is basically what they do: they lure you in, tricking you into believing that they are a legitimate women’s health clinic. They do this by either having a deceptive name, or by being right next to a legitimate women’s clinic. A Woman’s Choice Resource Center is a prime example of this. Of course, in many cases the religous themes of the clinics should be a dead giveaway. These clinics use the worst scare tactics imaginable and play on the fears of desperate women. Many of these clinics have ultrasound machines to — allegedly — help women see their fetus in utero. However, this is not only medically

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The Summer Barometer unnecessary, but it’s also used as leverage to bully women into not having abortions. In many cases, they play the fetal heartbeat for the women. This is medically unnecessary in most cases, and is used for the same reason they use the ultrasound machines. As someone who grew up in a family with medical practitioners, I can guarantee that this is medically unethical. It’s also bordering on illegal. It was enough of a problem back in 2006 that the U.S. Congress heard a case regarding it — and it is apparently still a problem today. But they lie to you about more than just abortions. There are many recorded instances, in fact, of the CPC providing completely ridiculous information. Information that is beyond stupid, and information that can be malevolent when put into practice. Things like “post abortion syndrome,” a condition that is not found in medical literature, but only in the eyes of the people who run these places. In their opinion, it may be worse than the Black Death, and is a myth they use to coerce women out of their lawful choice. These clinics also say that abortions causes infertility, hormone problems, and –– the one that makes me want to drop-kick puppies, it makes me so mad — cancer. That last one is a slap in the face to women who have actually suffered cancer. But worse is the fact that none of these complications are medically founded. We have clinics like these in

Corvallis, as well — an example is the New Hope Pregnancy Center. A claim from the website of a “clinic” that made me chuckle was: emergency contraceptives cause abortions. Of course, this is completely untrue, as anyone who took Kathy Greaves’ human sexuality course can attest, because it doesn’t do anything to the embryo. Another claim is that abortion is somehow more dangerous than childbirth — hint: it isn’t — and that it leads to, among other things, eating disorders. These clinics have entire brochures dedicated to this. I swear, it takes a true genius to come up with a list of BS this long. To refer to some medical literature, the American Psychological Association states that there are no mental health effects related to abortion that couldn’t also be attributed to childbirth, or influenced by other factors. In other words, these so-called effects are completely false. As for the cancer hypothesis, the National Cancer Institute claims that there is no risk of developing cancer after an abortion. In fact, women have a higher chance of developing cancer after childbirth. If you are wondering how to prevent this from happening, I challenge the students of OSU to do this: volunteer for a local women’s clinic near you, or even at Student Health Services. Educate your friends on CPCs. The result will be great for you and your friends, and will make it that much easier for women to get proper care for their needs. t

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hen you’re a broke college student, like most of us, air conditioning or climate control is not always a primary concern. If the decision is between rent and air conditioning, well, there’s no point in air conditioning if there’s no apartment to cool, is there? The hot weather’s spiking, and our tempers are too. A lot of the classrooms on campus don’t have functioning (or turned on) air conditioning, so for some of us taking summer classes, there’s no respite from the heat. The heat — and the life-long ingrained idea that summer is unproductive, lazy and fun — is stress enough while working and taking classes. After taking on too much at once, and summer financial aid being less helpful than regular-school-year financial aid, the tiny chair-desks might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. The frustration of not being able to open a textbook and have all parts of it touch the desk is miniscule when we have to juggle reading from the text and taking notes and looking up references all at the same time — all on less than two square feet of space. Some classrooms have tables with chairs. Proper tables. We are jealous of the students that get to use those rooms. Three hours of book juggling might just be the thing to make us snap. We can’t really do anything about the chair-desks. Something we can do, though, is find some way to make the heat bearable for those of us without the luxury of air conditioned apartments or cars. Fans are good. The air might not be much cooler, but it’ll feel like it when it’s moving. A trick to make the cool air cooler is to put a bowl of ice cubes in front of the fan, which will cool the air even more. True, it’s mostly a psychological thing, because ice melts fast, but it works even if it’s mostly in our heads. If you have a porch, patio or deck of some sort, you can spray that down with a hose and then leave that door open for the breeze. As the water evaporates, it’ll cool down the air coming into the house. If you don’t have a porch, patio or deck, then a damp towel on the sill of an open window works too. Be wary of water damage to the sill, however. Wear sunscreen — all of the sunscreen. There’s nothing that makes a hot, prickly day worse than a sunburn in direct sunlight. Sometimes, yes, a sunburn feels cooler as your body heals, but it’s not healthy or worth the pain. Plus, cancer. Also, hats are your friends. Sunburned scalp isn’t pleasant. It’s common sense, but shade is cooler than light — keep your blinds closed. Also, stick to light-colored clothing. Dark clothes soak up the heat and make you feel hotter. Digestion raises your temperature a little — if you can, try to keep mealtimes to cooler times of the day. Hopefully some or all of this will help keep you away from the breaking point. A day at the beach might feel worth skipping a day of class, but if you’re taking one (or more) intensive summer courses, keep in mind that it’s like skipping a week of regular school. Be careful of heatstroke. Keep hydrated. Stay cool — the shade is your friend. t

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grades. “I like SKIES because I like science,” said camper Mark Leroux, 9. “We get to cut food open, weigh it and eat it.” The initial morning data revealed that in the morning three and a half hours, the campers clocked an average of 45 minutes of physical activity, with four hours of camp activities still to come to reach the 60 minute mark. The data will also be helpful for Gunter and the team’s major extension program, Growing Healthy Kids, a part of the Oregon Nutrition Education Program that works on obesity prevention, especially in rural families with elementary-age children. Karen Swanger, the KidSpirit program director since 2000, said that, on average, campers walk about three miles a day thanks to activities and the transitions across campus. “It’s so much more than just a summer camp,” Swanger said. “It’s skills- and learning-based, and the campers are physically active.” Camper Aidan Vincent, 8, said he particularly enjoys archery and swimming. “I like a lot of the active stuff,” he said.

At the end of the research sessions, each camper will receive a certificate of his or her average physical activity. This will hopefully give parents feedback on their child’s wellness and the benefits gained from camp. “My favorite part is gymnastics,” said camper Emily Matsuba, 8. “I like running around.” Since its founding in 1961, initially as a boys baseball camp, KidSpirit has expanded to focus on health, physical activity, science and the creative arts. The diversity of class offerings unique to the program, such as archery, gymnastics and rock-climbing, keeps campers participating year round and solidifies the KidSpirit presence in the greater Corvallis community. Swanger said that last year, “KidSpirt was serving over 1,000 kids per week in the combined programs of gymnastics, archery, Girls on the Run and the no-school day-camps.” Staffers train under the FISH philosophy: “Be There, Play, Make Their Day and Choose Your Attitude.” This, according

It’s that time of year again, when Oregon State University’s campus is filled with lunchboxes, nametags and laughter under the bright, warm sun. This summer, researchers are measuring how active KidSpirit campers are as they learn, make friends and have fun. Kathy Gunter and her research team, which comes from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and OSU Extension Services, have started research to monitor children’s activity levels while they are at camp. The staff attach pedometers to the campers for a half-day session of classes, snacks and group activities. They will use data to “primarily provide information for KidSpirit on the amount of physical activity that kids are accruing,” Gunter said. According to federal physical activity guidelines, children should have an average of 60 minutes of moderate exercise See KIDS | page 3 every day. “There is really limited information about how active kids are during summer camps,” Gunter said. She said she expects that this data will give much needed insight, especially for children participating in the academic classes that are typically viewed as more sedentary than traditional sport or activity classes. Researchers collected initial data from Serious Kids in Engineering and Science, or SKIES, a class focused this week on food, nutrition and household science. The class is a popular choice for scienceoriented students and is available to Junior Beavers, first and EMMA-KATE SCHAAKE | THE SUMMER BAROMETER second grades only, and Dam Elizabeth Lefstad “Whimsy” entertains her campers with a Builders, third through fifth

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