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Beer glasses clinked, sausages sizzled and accordions played the upbeat notes of polka music from under the tent of Block 15’s fifth annual Blocktoberfest on Saturday. Oktoberfest began in Munich, Germany, in 1810 as a 16-day festival of beer and food, to celebrate German tradition and culture. Similar events spread to other areas of Germany and around the world — even Corvallis. Mid-Valley residents have enjoyed the sights and sounds of a traditional German Oktoberfest for the past four years, and the event has continued to grow. Nick Arzner, one of the owners of Block 15, said in the event’s first year they set up tables and food in the parking lot behind the restaurant. Now, the tent for the event is set up on Jefferson Street, stretching between Third and Fourth Street. “We outgrew the space,” Arzner said. “Each year it gets a little better.” Arzner said the community atmosphere is the best part of putting on the event, and it’s what brings people back every year. “It’s a good social event,” Arzner said. “It’s something different to do.” Katy Maxwell, a Block 15 bar manager, was serving customers wearing a traditional dirndl blouse and laced dress. See BLOCKTOBERFEST | page 4
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More than 600 participants attended the Be Well Walk and Run event on Friday.
The popularity of the fourth annual Be Well Walk and Run was evident when event coordinators ran out of T-shirts to give to participants. Free and open to the community, Friday’s event drew in crowds that exceeded coordinators’ expectations. With more than 600 participants, the event ran out of T-shirts, having only ordered 550 shirts to give to race-finishers. The event included a 5K run and a one−mile walk, with activity stations along the course with themes like physical activity, stress management, nutrition and smoke-free campuses. Lisa Hoogesteger, the director for Healthy Campus Initiatives at Oregon State University, said the Be Well Walk and Run has continuously improved over its first few years. She credited much of the crowds to increased collaboration of initiatives and programs cross-campus. See BE WELL | page 4
Oregon State University President Ed Ray mentioned maintaining tuition rates below a 5 percent increase and focusing on other plans to help the college’s future in his State of the University 2013 address Thursday. Ray’s speech revolved around three key points: Implementation of Strategic Plan 3.0 with the college’s institutional governing board, the university’s current financial position and additional strategies to maintain growth of student enrollment in the future. Institutional governing board and Strategic Plan 3.0 • Strategic plan 3.0 ensures that the campus community can adjust to future changes in a timely manner. • The college’s new institutional governing board, put in place by Senate Bill 270, will help the university focus on continuing expansion as college growth continues. College, state and federal funding • Two salary increases of 3 percent will occur in both January and July, totaling an overall raise of 6 percent for 2014. • The college recruited 32 new tenure-track faculty this year whose positions were centrally funded. Ray mentioned that OSU expects a fund balance around 9 percent for FY14. • Though federal funding continues to decline, a 7 percent increase in state funding was sustained thanks to a proposal from the governor. The Oregon legislature also approved an additional $15 million for higher education funding in a special session. • Up to 50 new tenure-track faculty colleagues and 24 academic support staff will be hired each year. Diversity and expansion for the future • The college’s Student Success Center and Eena Haws Native American Longhouse and Cultural Center are now open. • The Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez, Asian and Pacific Cultural Center and Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center will open by fall 2014. • International student enrollment through support of INTO OSU reached 8.9 percent last year, and is expected to reach up to 10 this year. The rates were originally at 4.7 percent in 2007. • Additional information on Ray’s address to the college can be found at the Oregon State University webpage. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Speakers remember Linus Pauling’s peace efforts, discuss war By Dacotah-Victoria Splichalova THE DAILY BAROMETER
The Limited Test Ban Treaty engineered by former president John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, the leader of the former Soviet Union during the Cold War, went into effect on October 10, 1963. On the same day, Linus Pauling was given notice that he had won the Nobel Peace Prize. A full room packed into Oregon State University’s Special Collections and Archives Research center on the 5th floor of the Valley Library, Friday evening. The Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, the School of History Philosophy and Religion and the Peace Studies Program sought to commemorate both the passing of the treaty to limit nuclear proliferation and Pauling’s Nobel Prize through a round table discussion. OSU Special Collections and Archives in collaboration with committee members from across multiple OSU departments, have planned a series of events titled,
“The year of peace,” in honor of Pauling’s Nobel Peace Prize. Each speaker at the Friday roundtable discussion touched on different aspects of the Limited Test Ban Treaty. Tim Naftali, the former director of the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, discussed public history and the treaty. Oregon State University faculty member Jacob Darwin Hamblin, associate professor of history of science, technology and the environment, addressed the environmental effects of the Limited Test Ban Treaty. Christopher McKnight Nichols, assistant professor of history, spoke about the diplomatic history of the treaty. Joseph Orosco, associate professor of philosophy and director of the peace studies program, discussed the effect the treaty had on the peace movement. During the Cold War in the late 1950s and into the early 1960s, the peace movement that Pauling led was extremely worried about the ability of nuclear weapons to not only destroy the world in terms of impact, but also to destroy the health of humanity from radioactive fallout. “Fallout was a reality,” Hamblin said.
The more nations engaged in building nuclear weapons and carrying out tests of these weapons, the more humans were being exposed to the harmful effects of fallout. Effects included miscarriages, fetal deformations, headaches and over time, the detrimental resultant in various forms of cancer. Pauling’s focus was to show the laymen why the nuclear testing had nothing to do with regular people and using his background as a chemist, he proved scientifically that fallout really had an effect on everyday lives. “Pauling did this by translating the science into words that would impact a general audience, and he did this very beautifully as a peace activist,” said Anne Bade, history of science director at the OSU Special Collections and Archives. According to the OSU Special Collections and Archives, Pauling’s speeches given on nuclear disarmament emphasized that that was a time where people needed to be afraid for their lives. He did not diminish this reality of needing to protect the world from catastrophe and protect human health. “The environmental issue has never been resolved,” Hablin said. “Nuclear pollu-
tion is a serious global health issue.” Peace activists of the era were rallying for a comprehensive test ban treaty, meaning an end to all nuclear weapons testing. This however, was not the result with the limited test ban treaty. Instead, all atmospheric, underwater and outer space testing were disabled. Underground testing was not disabled, and testing persists unaltered today. Since the implementation of the Limited Test Ban Treaty in 1963, the United Nations General Assembly espoused “The Comprehensive NuclearTest-Ban Treaty” in September 1996 to ban nuclear testing in all environments. This treaty has not yet been put into place due to the nonratification of the treaty of eight states, the United States being one of these. “Are we ever going to get ride of (nuclear weapons)?” asked Jonathan Kaplan, associate professor of philosophy. “War, no matter what, has an effect beyond combatants,” Orosco said. “War kills and does not discriminate. Banning the use of all nuclear weapons moves us one step closer to world peace.” Dacotah-Victoria Splichalova Science reporter email@example.com
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The United Nations’ Population Division declared the “Day of 7 billion” in October 2011. It is estimated that by 2030, the world population will hit eight million. As population growth increases, so does the need for food and better quality food sources. Monday’s Science Pub talk features Steve Strauss, distinguished professor in the Oregon State College of Forestry and director of Oregon State University’s Outreach in Biotechnology program. The topic of discussion is titled, “Finding Our Way Through the Controversy over
Genetic Engineering in Agriculture: The good, the bad, and the righteous” Strauss will examine what gene technology actually is, how it varies from conventional breeding practices and the impact that it has had on agriculture thus far. Strauss will also debunk the myths that permeate across the media surrounding genetic technology and explain how it can potentially provide humanitarian benefits to impoverished populations by improving food security and nutrition. The Science Pub presentation begins at 6 p.m. in the Majestic Theater, at 115 SW Second St. in Corvallis. It is free and open to the public, all ages. While traditional agricultural technologies have sustained society up through the present day, farmers are innovatively
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Tuesday, Oct. 15 Meetings ASOSU Senate, 7pm, MU 211. ASOSU weekly Senate meeting. ‘The Socratic Book Club, 7-8 pm, MU 207. The group will begin a study of C. S. Lewis’s “Mere Christianity.” We will discuss chpts. 1, 2, and 3. Copies will be available for those who need one. The Book Club is open to the public and all interested persons are invited.’
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Events International Students of OSU (ISOSU), 4pm, International Resource Center in the MU. Cultural Heritage. An informative, educational event led by a panel of students and teachers who will answer questions having a cultural background and cultural knowledge.This is a great opportunity to gain knowledge about customs around the world and to meet international students. OSU Peace Studies Program, 7pm, Owen 102. Screening the documentary “The Corporation.” A brief discussion will follow the screening.
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“This is a really awesome community event where we all get together, drink beer and listen to music,” Maxwell said. On the menu were fresh bier pretzels with stoneground mustard, German sausage and sauerkraut, beer cheese soup, warm apple caramel cake and, of course, house-brewed beer. The event is all-ages friendly until 8 p.m., but the mugs and tankards of beer were by far the most popular purchases. Arzner said he likes that the traditional mugs don’t limit beer servings to one liter at a time. “None of this beer tasting,” Arzner said. “Let’s drink beer and have a good time.” Tyler Jones, a food and beverage server, wearing a T-shirt stamped with alpine-patterned suspenders, said it’s fun to interact with all the different people coming together to enjoy the event’s food and festivities. “They all have one thing in common: They love beer,” Jones said. Frothing mug in hand, attendee Kodi Byers said she was looking forward to sampling the food most. “German food is always better when it’s authentic,” Byers said. According to David Schaefer, who just moved back to Corvallis from Germany with his wife and children,
Blocktoberfest really does capture the traditional aspects of the festival and the culture. Schaefer and his family were all wearing elements of traditional costume brought back from Germany. He wore a vest and felt hat while his wife and daughter both wore dirndl dresses typically seen at Oktoberfest. “This is pretty close, the singing is authentic,” Schaefer said. “Letting people stay as long as they want is very European.” The polka band, Acordiosa, started the festivities off on a traditional note, spurring impromptu dancing throughout the tent. “The music just makes you have to dance,” said attendee Brad Pitcher before linking arms with his friends and doing just that. The event lasted into the night and there was no shortage of festivities to enjoy. There was live music all day, a big-screen TV showing college football and a lederhosen and dirndl costume contest at 7 p.m. Besides the dose of German culture, many people were also drawn to the event because of Block 15 itself. “Block 15 has been one of our favorite restaurants since we moved here a few years ago,” said Cindy Bewley, in attendance with a few friends. “We want to support local.” Beer, music and food? Ja! Emma-Kate Schaake
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Participants were able to register individually or as groups. Registered group names included the Public Health Research Ninjas, the Bookworms and several teams named for their department or residence hall. To draw more participants and enthusiasm, the “Be Well. Be Orange.” campaign encouraged residence halls to register in groups and compete against other residence halls for attendance. Participating departments and halls included Diversity Development, West Hall, International Programs, Disability Access Services, Oxford House and Enrollment Management. For some, the 2013 Be Well Walk and Run was their
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The Oregon State swim team fell, 165-95, to Utah at Dixon Recreation Center on Friday. The Beavers have lost their first two meets of the season.
Sophomore Sammy Harrison capped off a career day with three first-place finishes Friday afternoon, but couldn’t propel the Oregon State women’s swim team to a win against Utah, as the Beavers fell, 165-95, at Stevens Natatorium (Dixon Recreation Center). Harrison started off her day by finishing first in the 1,000-meter (10:04.58) then finished first again, this time in the 200-meter freestyle, with a time of 1:51.49. She topped off her day with another first-place finish, this time in the 500-meter freestyle (4:53.65). Harrison said she was pleased not only with her own performance, but the whole team’s, despite OSU’s second loss in as many meets. “I think we did really well today,” Harrison said. “We came out here with the mindset that we were going to fight hard and race them all the way to the finish, and I think we did that. We kept pushing all the way through the end.” Sophomore Amani Amr also had a
solid performance, notching two second-place finishes in the 100-meter backstroke (57.35) and the 200-meter backstroke (2:02.93). Senior Crystal Kibby was also notable for the Beavers, taking second in the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:22.45. She also notched third-place finishes in the 400-meter individual medley (4:32.79) and the 100-meter breaststroke (1:05.89). Despite the loss, Oregon State was proud of its effort Friday afternoon. “We were faster than we’ve been in the last two meets, and those are the steps that we need to take,” said head coach Larry Liebowitz. “We need to continue learning. Utah did some things better than we did, and we need to learn from that.” Two meets into the season, Oregon State has built a team atmosphere that’s helped motivate individual swimmers. “Team camaraderie is everything,” Harrison said. “We all trust each other and care about each other.” The team will look to keep the same mentality going forward as they did in their race against Utah. Swimming, like cross-country and track and field, is largely about gradual improvement See SWIMMING | page 6
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Junior quarterback Sean Mannion sets OSU single-game passing record; OSU storms past Cougars in 4th quarter By Mitch Mahoney The Daily Barometer
Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday’s three consecutive interceptions turned a dogfight into a blowout. Despite being tied at 24 going into the fourth quarter, Oregon State ultimately won Saturday night, 52-24, in Pullman, Wash. As lopsided as the score was, the game was a backand-forth battle through the first three quarters. It was slow to start. In the opening quarter, each team sustained two long drives, but each team struggled to put points on the board. Both Oregon State (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) and Washington State (4-3, 2-2) were able to put the ball in opponent territory twice, and both teams even saw a first-and-goal opportunity.
Despite those chances, the Beavers and Cougars managed just one field goal apiece. In the second quarter, Washington State scored the game’s first touchdown. Marcus Mason’s 3-yard run capped off a 12-play, 75-yard drive. The Beavers responded with a touchdown of their own on the ensuing possession. Junior tight end Connor Hamlett caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Mannion to finish off a 10-play, 75-yard drive. Up until that point, each team had played relatively mistake-free football, but from there it quickly became sloppy play. A Washington State possession was thwarted by penalties. An Oregon State possession ended with Mannion throwing an interception in the end zone. A Washington State possession was fumbled away before it began. courtesy of danny deregeo | THE DAILY EVERGREEN Finally, with Oregon State given a second chance Oregon State senior defensive end Devon Kell falls on a fumble in Saturday’s 52-24 victory See FOOTBALL | page 6 against Washington State.
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Women’s soccer wins 1 of 2 home games, achieve 1st Pac-12 win By Grady Garrett The Daily Barometer
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OSU sophomore goalie Sammy Jo Prudhomme makes a diving save in Sunday’s win against Arizona State.
The Oregon State women’s soccer team could have gotten down on its luck weeks ago. Perhaps a group with less resolve would have. But this bunch refused to write the season off. Their play had been improving — aside from Friday’s 2-0 loss to Arizona — and they knew if they continued to stay positive and work hard, a result would go in their favor. On Sunday, one did. It was Oregon State 1, Arizona State 0 at Paul Lorenz Field. The win ended a four-game winless streak and a two-game scoring drought for OSU. For one afternoon, the Beavers (3-9-2, 1-3-1 Pac12) looked nothing like a team that had lost seven more games than it had won. “With how the season’s been going, it would be a lot easier to give up,” said senior Erin Uchacz, whose goal in the 71st minute was the difference in the game. “But there’s a lot of heart on this team.” If the rest of the conference didn’t believe OSU was a team to be reckoned with, they’re probably reconsidering. Just last week, ASU (8-5-0, 3-2-0) rocked the collegiate women’s soccer world when it upset then-No. 2 Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. It was
Stanford’s first conference loss in five years and first loss at home in six years. So ASU rolled into Corvallis with loads of confidence and a chance to move up into second place in the Pac-12 standings with a win. The Beavers, who received a stern talking to from head coach Linus Rhode after a disappointing effort on Friday, had other ideas. “We talked after the game on Friday and we said that it’s a mentality,” Rhode said. “Today, that was our main objective, to bring the right mentality from the start.” That mentality showed on both ends of the field. Offensively, OSU outshot an opponent (1211) for the first time in more than three weeks. Defensively, OSU posted its first shutout in more than three weeks. Sophomore goalie Sammy Jo Prudhomme was critical, making three spectacular saves in the second half. “The big thing for us is that we were winning first and second balls and getting into tackles,” said senior captain Jacy Drobney. “There was a different mentality from everyone who was out here.” In the 71st minute, the Beavers were awarded a free kick from the top of the 18-yard box after senior forward Jenna Richardson was brought down on a breakaway. Drobney drilled the free kick low and on frame and Uchacz redirected it past ASU goalie Chandler Morris. “I was like, ‘I’m going to stand in front of
their wall and maybe I’ll get in front of them and block them,’” Uchacz said. “When Jacy shot it, I was able to redirect it with my foot.” It was OSU’s first goal in 326 minutes of game action. Prudhomme summed up the Beavers’ reaction perfectly when she said, “Thank God,” upon seeing her team take the lead. Then Prudhomme went to work in making that lead stand up. In the 86th minute, a ball played into the box got past OSU’s backline and reached the feet of ASU’s Cali Farquharson, the thirdleading goal-scorer in the Pac-12. The sophomore forward found herself one-on-one with Prudhomme in point-blank range. “At first we thought it was offsides, but he didn’t call it so I was like, ‘OK, I’ve got to win this ball,’” Prudhomme said. “I came out, trying to cut her angle. Then she took a touch wide, which was good for me because it was going to be really hard to get the ball back across her body.” “That,” Rhode said, “was a world-class save.” Four minutes later, the horn sounded and a relieved and ecstatic Oregon State team shared embraces on the field. “I mean it’s only one win,” Drobney said, “but it’s one that we needed.” Grady Garrett, sports reporter On Twitter @gradygarrett email@example.com
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After falling to No. 2 USC on Friday, OSU loses nailbiter to UCLA By Sarah Kerrigan The Daily Barometer
It was another disappointing weekend for the Beavers as they come away with two loses at home against No. 2 USC on Friday and UCLA on Saturday at Gill Coliseum. Saturday night against UCLA (10-6, 1-5 Pac-12), Oregon State (9-8, 0-6) lost the match three sets to two. In the fifth and deciding set, the Beavers took command early with an 8-4 lead. But when the teams switched sides of the court, UCLA turned the momentum, outscoring Oregon State 11-3 to win the set and the match. “We made a few unforced errors,” said head coach Taras Liskevych. “I think we let our passing down and we didn’t block them.” The Beavers had started the night out losing the first set 21-25, but came back strong
in the second set to win 25-23. In that second set, Liskevych received a yellow card for arguing about the prior calls. The ball appeared to have gone out of bounds during the first set, but was called in by the head referee, sparking the outburst from Liskevych that earned him the card. The Beavers still managed the next point to win the set, however, and headed into the break with momentum. “Winning that second set helped our mentality to know that we could do it,” said junior setter Tayla Woods. “We were pumped up and ready to keep battling.” However, Oregon State came out of the break and played its worst set of the match, losing 16-25. The Beavers had a match-low 11 kills and committed 10 errors on the set. The team had more total attempts than UCLA but was unable to capitalize. “We need to terminate balls as outside hitters and we just didn’t do that,” Liskevych said. The fourth set was the closest set with the teams tying the
FOOTBALL n Continued from page 5 in the red zone, sophomore running back Storm Woods found pay dirt for OSU’s second touchdown. At the half, the Beavers led, 17-10. When the teams returned for the second half, it looked as if Washington State had recovered from their early miscues. Strong defense and big offensive plays resulted in the Cougars scoring two straight touchdowns to retake the lead. Not to be outdone, OSU fought back as Washington State struggled. Following its two touchdown drives, the Cougars fumbled a snap on what appeared to be a fake punt. Connor Halliday followed up by throwing one interception, a second and then a third. Three interceptions in five offensive plays turned a 24-17 WSU lead into a 52-24 WSU hole. Just like that, the game had been decided and Oregon State would come away with the win. Junior quarterback Sean Mannion was dynamic for the Beavers outside of his lone interception. He threw for a school-record 493 yards, along with
score nine times, including four lead changes. The Beavers were up 18-13 at one point only to lose their lead 20-21 after UCLA shifted the momentum going on a 4-0 point streak. “We had trouble passing and moving our feet,” Liskevych said. “We needed to receive serves better so we can keep ourselves in system.” The Beavers got a lift from the return of Woods to the court for the first time since injuring her ankle last weekend. She made an impact that was missed in their Friday match against USC (15-1, 5-0). In the match against UCLA, Woods had 41 of the Beavers 53 assists. Oregon State had only 23 assists as a team on Friday when Woods was still out with injury. “It was so great to be on the court,” Woods said. “My teammates were great and they covered for me in tough situations.” The Beavers lost three sets to none against USC, scoring no more than 15 points in a single set. In both matches, Oregon
four touchdowns and just the one turnover. Mannion maintained his national lead in both passing yards and touchdowns. As has been the case for most of the year, junior receiver Brandin Cooks was the biggest beneficiary of Mannion’s arm. He hauled in 11 catches for 137 yards with two touchdowns. He also added 34 yards on the ground and had a rushing touchdown for good measure. Cooks leads the entire nation in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. While Mannion and the offense scored seemingly at will in the second half, it was the defense that sparked the comeback victory. Senior cornerback Rashaad Reynolds came up with two of Halliday’s three interceptions and was the catalyst for Oregon State’s 35-point run. Junior cornerback Steven Nelson also had an interception, his fifth of the year. He is tied for the most in the nation in that category. The Beavers will hit the road again this week when they travel to Berkeley, Calif., to play the Golden Bears on Saturday night. Mitch Mahoney, sports reporter On Twitter @MitchIsHere email@example.com
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Oregon State junior outside hitter Arica Nassar jumps for a kill against UCLA on Saturday. The Beavers fell in five sets to the Bruins. State was unable establish a commanding defensive presence at the net. The Beavers put together six team blocks against USC and three blocks against UCLA’s 17. “If we can get a solid block put up, we are good,” said senior libero Becky Defoe. “We
are fantastic when we get a solid block so we need to focus and get back into that.” Despite the string of losses, Oregon State is looking to hit the gym hard this next week as they prepare for another round of home games against Utah and Colorado.
“We are going to be working really hard in practice,” Defoe said. “But I think it is the mentality — ‘Never say die, just don’t give up, we got this next game’ — that we need to maintain.” Sarah Kerrigan, sports reporter On Twitter @skerrigan123 firstname.lastname@example.org
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With Oregon not having a men’s soccer program, OSU will treat Monday’s game against UW like Civil War By Grady Garrett The Daily Barometer
Because the University of Oregon does not have a men’s soccer team, the Oregon State men’s soccer team has no choice but look elsewhere for a rival. Instead of looking south, the Beavers just have to look north. “We talk about that,” said junior midfielder Brenden Anderson. “Every (other OSU) team gets (a Civil War game), but we don’t. We have to find the big rivalry somewhere else, so we can use Washington.” “We’ve just adopted Washington as our Civil War game,” added senior midfielder Alex Eckerson. The first installment of the 2013 OSU-UW “Civil War” is Monday,
when the Beavers take on the No. 3 Huskies in Seattle at 7 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks. For the Beavers (7-4, 0-2 Pac-12), Monday night’s game represents a chance to get back on track after dropping two straight games — 3-1 to Cal, 2-1 to Stanford — in the Bay Area to begin conference play. They’ll have their work cut out for them, though. The Huskies, who entered the season ranked 23rd in the nation, have climbed to No. 3 in the NSCAA Coaches’ Poll after an 8-0-3 start in which they’ve yet to allow more than one goal in a game. While they have been good in the past — they reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament last year — they’ve taken their game to a new level this year. “They’re just methodically good at what they do,” said OSU head coach Steve Simmons. “They don’t concede a lot of goals, they’re very good at restarts — throws or corner kicks. They have some really good counterattacking players that are exceptional.” Washington has outscored its opponents, 24-6. UW ranks seventh nationally in goals against average (0.51), and is two games removed from playing Cal — the nation’s top-ranked team — to a 1-1 draw in Berkeley, Calif. The Beavers, who haven’t reached the NCAA Tournament since 2003, could use a win against a team of Washington’s prestige if they want to begin a push toward a postseason appearance this year. And a win would be especially sweet considering their rival’s high-standing. “We’re trying to go on top, especially because they’re third in the nation right now, so we want to take that away
from them,” said Eckerson, who went to high school in Portland and knows a little bit about Northwest rivalries. “We want to be considered the top team in the Northwest,” added Anderson, who prepped at Molalla High School in Oregon. “Being from Oregon, kids from Washington, you play against each other a lot growing up, so you recognize a lot of the names (on UW’s roster). I think it’s something the guys from the Northwest take pride in.” Because of that familiarity, the Beavers know what to expect from UW: a bunch of big boys who will try to out-physical their opponent in the box, and a team that relies heavily on senior Michael Harris’ ability to “flip throw” the ball into the box on any throw-in in the Huskies’ attacking half. Putting it simply: When most teams are awarded a throw-in in their attacking half, they use a short throw-in to set up their offense. But Harris’ ability to fling the ball more than yards gives the Huskies the opportunity to play the ball into the box — almost like a corner kick — 20-plus times per game. “You have to be a big team, willing to have that be your main goal,” said Eckerson when asked why more teams don’t employ the flip throw tactic. “A lot of soccer teams would rather play whenever they’re in the half instead of trying to win the ball and be bigger than people. It is pretty much like playing American football — not really soccer.” The Huskies won both of last year’s matchups versus OSU by scores of 1-0, with the game in Seattle being decided by a goal scored off a Harris throw. Dating back to 2010, UW has won five of six matches against OSU — with four of those games being decided by one goal. “They’re usually always battles,” Anderson said. “A lot of times, you can throw out game plans and prior games. Records don’t always matter. It comes down to who wants it more.” Grady Garrett, sports reporter On Twitter @gradygarrett email@example.com
SWIMMING n Continued from page 5 throughout the season. Confidence is something the team is continuing to build. “We need to continue to go into races believing that we can race them,” Harrison said. “We can beat them.” Oregon State’s upcoming schedule doesn’t get any easier, however. The Beavers face Stanford, one of the top teams in the competitive Pac-12 conference, in two weeks on Oct. 25. Scott McReynolds, sports reporter On Twitter @scottmcreynold4 firstname.lastname@example.org
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here will always be debate about whether the things we love in this world — caffeine, food, our smartphones — are bad for us. But just recently, an article in the New York Times stated that the popular beverage, coffee, may not be as bad for us as we thought. It actually seems to be doing us a lot of good. Along with helping college students pull all-nighters and keeping our eyes open during our first class of the day, coffee seems to be making a positive mark on the health charts as well. This is excellent news for us coffee addicts. In a National Cancer Institute study that began in 1995, researchers studied more than 400,000 people between the ages of 50 and 71 who had no major diseases at the time.
The Daily Barometer By 2008, a total of 50,000 volunteers had died. Researchers found that men who drank two to three cups of coffee a day were 10 percent less likely to have died during the study. Women who drank two to three cups of coffee per day were 13 percent less likely to have died during the study. Other studies have shown that people who drink coffee regularly may be better protected from Type 2 diabetes. In 2005, nine studies were done on 193,000 people who drank coffee and had a potential risk of Type 2 diabetes. Those studies showed more than six cups of coffee per day correlated with preventing Type 2 diabetes
in 35 percent of those who were tested. Someone drinking four to six cups per day would be 28 percent more likely to not get Type 2 diabetes. More recently, the subject was addressed by another study, which showed that the risk of Type 2 diabetes decreased 7 percent with every cup of coffee consumed per day. Another benefit of coffee is that it can help lower the risk of abnormal heart rhythms, like heart attacks and strokes. Kaiser Permanente found that people who reported drinking one to three cups of coffee per day were 20 percent less likely to be hospitalized with these conditions, regardless of other factors. “I’m so glad to hear that coffee isn’t all bad. I feel like I’m constantly drinking coffee to get through my
day,” said Saina Khosravi, a junior at Oregon State. Despite these benefits, we need to be cautious about how much coffee we drink. Just because there are health benefits doesn’t mean it is good for us in general. Like many things, coffee is only good for us in moderation. Coffee has become part of the daily routine in most Americans’ lives, but now we know that it has some great benefits. With giants like Starbucks and Dutch Bros. around every corner, it’s easy to get access to the recommended amount (or more) of coffee if you don’t have time make it yourself. t
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Assault contributes to society’s marginalization of homeless
rom a very early age, many of us are schooled in stigmatizing. Sometimes it’s done in order to make us, or our guardians, feel safer. For example, when I was in the single digits, I was taught to avoid homeless-looking people, for fear that they might have some kind of weapon secreted about their person and because you could just never be sure what they would do. Knowing better now, I can’t begin
Given light of the recent event of a woman being assaulted near the Third Street Subway shop by a man identified as “Troy,” I can picture the stereotypers of the world shakCassie ing their heads in confirmation of their presumptive biases that surely this was just another example of to describe how incorrect this line how dangerous transients are. The of thinking is. Logically, at anytime, event likely exacerbated to them anyone — not just homeless folk — the homeless residing in the realm might have some kind of weapon of “other,” making them something on them or be able to turn some- no longer quite human in their thing into a weapon to hurt others. eyes.
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That is ridiculous. With closer reading, you can see that the woman decided not to press charges, and that Lt. Dave Henslee of Corvallis P.D. speculated to the Barometer that “in cases where the victim does not press charges, not necessarily this specific case, it is often a mutual fight.” So what we have here are two adults who had a very human conflict over something, and it ended badly. This does not mean that what “Troy” did, or what the woman may have done, was correct. It means people shouldn’t jump to the conclusion that “Troy” was the cause of the problem, simply because he was a transient. According to the text “The Stigma of Homelessness: The Impact of the Label ‘Homeless’ on Attitudes Toward Poor Persons,” people below the poverty line have “long been stigmatized and blamed for their situation.” The simple fact of being homeless makes a person more likely to be blamed by society than someone who has any sort of home, and the stigma associated with homelessness is on a level with being hospitalized with mental illness, even though the two things are independent of each other. So even though someone may simply be in dire straits, and have nothing affecting them upstairs, passerby will still look at them as though they have mental or emotional issues judging solely on appearance based on how the passerby was raised. Think about that for a minute; imagine you have nothing. You are essentially being shunned because of your appearance, and that you dare to ask for help in fulfilling basic human needs, like needing food to live. Indirectly, this is almost a form of mental torture; we throw criminals into isolation cells when society deems them dangerous enough. And the stigma of homeless folk being dangerous leads into the same treatment, when all they have done is been dealt a bad hand by life. These people are simply that: people. They should be judged no more or less harshly than the person you sit next to in class. “Troy” has his own individual reasons for having done what he did and what he did was not OK. He will have to answer for what he did, just as any other person would. We as people should not marginalize those who are in need because of what “Troy,” or others like him, have done. t
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oting is important. It’s pretty much why we ran away from, fought with and broke things off with England in the first place — a bunch of the Founding Fathers got their panties in a twist because they didn’t have any power. It’s even more important now, with the hurricane of political drama up on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The shutdown isn’t acceptable. Losing government services because congressmen and -women are being paid to not do their job because they’re too busy arguing about delaying or preventing an act that has already gone into effect. We have the power, as a group if not as individuals, to let these politicians know that this is not OK. The whole point of our electoral system is putting some, if not all, power in the hands of the people, so that dictators or ridiculous people don’t have all the power. It even works sometimes. But only if we’re registered to vote. To participate in this year’s Nov. 5 election, voters must be registered by Tuesday. To register to vote in Benton County, you have to be a U.S. citizen, an Oregon resident and at least 17 years old. You can register or update your registration online, in person at the DMV or by mail. To make the Tuesday deadline, however, the Internet is pretty much the only valid option. The Nov. 5 election is for the Benton County elections, and isn’t anything that will immediately affect any of the politicians in Washington right now. But it is regarding things that will directly affect you. Measure 22-121 for Albany wants to know if the city should offer $20.3 million in bonds for “new, seismically sound public safety facilities, including a police station and a main fire station.” Measure 02-86 asks if Corvallis should impose a measure that may cause property taxes to increase more than 3 percent for operations. “Operations” is a catch-all term that, in this case, refers to funding many city services, including the Osborn Aquatic Center, the Chintimini Senior Center, the public library, social services grants, long-range planning, code enforcement, fire prevention, the salaries of three additional police officers intended to address livability, a school resource police officer and replace “unrestricted revenue lost from the HewlettPackard judgement.” Measure 02-87 proposes the annexation by the city of Corvallis of the 49th Street site. Measure 02-85 proposes the imposition of a tax designated for maintenance operations in Country Estates Road District that may also cause property taxes to increase more than 3 percent, which will last for approximately five years and is intended to replace the two levies that will expire at the end of the year and allow the continuation of the maintenance and rebuilding of district roads. The measure states that “without the new levy, District roads will deteriorate at a rapid pace, resulting in higher costs in the future.” These measures are beneath the notice of the politicians currently behind the shutdown of the government. But they’re important to where we live and good practice when it comes to using this election as a trial effort in taking a stand. A practice test to prepare for the truly important exam, the mid-term general elections coming up on Nov. 4, 2014. Research the issues. Form an opinion. And rather than arguing with other people who are just as stubborn as you are, do something about it: Vote.
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New fraternity members jump into their brothers’ arms, signalling the end to fall formal recruitment. Unlike sorority recruitment, the recruitment process is fairly informal. Potential new fraternity members can attend events and speak with several fraternities simultaneously. Up until Jump Day, potential new members can acquaint themselves with as many fraternities as they chose.
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Fraternity recruitment finished Saturday morning in a ceremony known as Jump Day, where newly committed male students jump into the arms of their new fraternity brothers. The fraternity members assemble in the grass outside the entrance steps of the MU. One by one, each newly committed member is announced and comes forth to run and jump into the crowd. The newly committed member surfs the crowd of his new fraternity brothers. More than 400 newly committed men jumped on Saturday. “Jump Day is one of the most exciting events of the year,” said Ryan Schaller, a senior majoring in business and a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. “We spend all summer recruiting these new guys and then the day finally comes to get in one big yelling mob and jump and cheer as our new members fly into the crowd.” The finale of Jump Day concludes fall formal recruitment, and the newly committed members take their first steps toward being fraternity men. Members of the Greek community cheered and chanted with signs and Greek-lettered attire for the new members and various fraternities.
Fraternity recruitment is a process that lasts several months, in which campus fraternity chapters host socials, meetings and events where potential new members can get acquainted with each fraternity and some of their members. Every spring, the members of the fraternities congregate and form strategies for recruiting new members based on budgets and individual fraternity customs and values. Usually, one member oversees and helps facilitate an effective recruiting process. The fraternity looks to recruit men who best fit the values of the fraternity. Unlike sorority recruitment, the process is fairly informal. Potential new fraternity members can attend events and speak with several fraternities simultaneously. Throughout the summer, and up until Jump Day, potential new members can get acquainted with as many fraternities as they chose. On Jump Day, the newly committed male student is revealed to the crowd by the single fraternity they have been chosen to become a member of. Following the Jump ceremony, the new and existing members of each fraternity go back to their fraternity houses and host pledge events where they continue the celebration. Courtney Gehring
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