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Katie Van Winkle submits personal essay on sexual abuse, ethical considerations By Brytann Busick The Daily Barometer

Just four minutes before the deadline Katie Van Winkle hit submit, entering her piece, titled “Speak Up,” into the Muhammad Ali Writing Award on Ethics competition. Little did she know the 10-page narrative that took her only three hours to write would become a finalist and receive an honorable mention in the Sala Kryszek Writing and Art Competition. A self-professed “shy writer,” Van Winkle began to develop her voice and writing style in the seventh grade when her English teacher, now mentor, Charles Sanderson, took notice of her special talent. He encouraged and pushed her to enter writing pieces into state and national writing competitions. “Sanderson made me more willing to experiment with my writing,” Van Winkle said. Last spring, it was Sanderson who gave Van Winkle the information about a writing contest sponsored by the Muhammad Ali Center. This national writing competition is held annually and offers awards to college students who honor and uphold Muhammad Ali’s legacy of living a life dedicated to high ethical standards. Among the judges for this contest was Elie Wiesel. Esteemed author and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wiesel has made a huge impact on Katie’s life. After reading “Night,” Wiesel’s memoir about his experience during the Holocaust, Van Winkle began to understand the impact that stories and writing can have on others. Van Winkle cherishes the opportunity to be judged by Wiesel. “I feel really honored, he spoke up for his experiences and what he believes in,” Van Winkle said. “I read ‘Night,’ in high school and learned so much from it. I feel humbled and honored. I’d [like to] ask him about courage, about the importance of speaking up for the things that you believe in.” This competition and experience has given her confidence in her writing and in the knowledge she can make a difference with her words. Van Winkle has made a difference. When she received news from Sanderson that the book, “The House on Mango Street,” by Sandra Cisneros, was going to be pulled from her old school’s approved book list because it was considered to contain inappropriate content and language, she jumped into action. She wrote an essay titled “Saving Mango Street,” which was published in the magazine “Rethinking Schools,” that then launched a letter writing campaign on Facebook. Van Winkle testified to the school board. Her efforts were successful. Van Winkle was able to help save the book that Sanderson had taught to her class years ago. “[It] allowed the opportunity for valuable teaching moments about domestic abuse, violence against women and speaking out,” Van See VAN WINKLE | page 2

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Audrey Wiltz, an Oregon State junior majoring in new media communications, co-produces the Beaver Sports Show. Wiltz is preparing for a career in sportscasting and aspires to be a talk show host.

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Audrey Wiltz searches for a career as a talk show host, is acclaimed for her work ethic By Mackie Swan The Daily Barometer

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Audrey Wiltz appears on the Beaver Sports Show, which airs on KBVR-TV.

Oregon State University sports fans may recognize her from the commercial breaks during Oregon State University’s televised football games, but Audrey Wiltz brings much more to the university than what is evidenced by the 30-second clip. Wiltz, a junior studying new media communications, applies her passion for media and broadcasting through her work with KBVR-TV, Oregon State Athletics and the Pac-12 Networks. Wiltz believes that her involvement with student media at OSU is the first step toward her goal of hosting her own

talk show. In August, Wiltz was asked to be in a commercial for the Pac-12 Networks. “All I wanted was for people to know how much I love this school,” Wiltz said. “I feel like it’s getting me to where I need to be. To express that in 30 seconds is tough.” Wiltz is a Long Beach, Calif., native who moved to Eugene at age 10. Her career aspirations come from her longtime goal of helping others. “If I could help a lot of people choose to follow their dreams instead of settle, that is the goal of my life,” she said. “For me to help a lot of people­— the easiest way is media. It’s being on TV.” Although having a talk show is Wiltz’s ultimate goal, she believes that a career in sports broadcasting will help her become established in the industry See WILTZ | page 2

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The Corvallis Boxing Club, coached by Dan Dunn, delivers fast-paced workouts for all levels By Hannah Johnson The Daily Barometer

Students can enjoy two straight hours of boxing conditioning, drills, heavy bags and speed bag workouts courtesy of the Corvallis Boxing Club. Whether people are interested in competing or just interested in spicing up normal workout routines with newer, more challenging ones, the Corvallis Boxing Club has something for everyone to enjoy. The CBC is a fairly new club at the Life Community Church, which is located at 4900 NW Highway 99. If you have never experienced a boxing conditioning class or boxing in general, don’t worry; Coach Dan Dunn

splits up the groups into people who have been coming to the class consistently and those who have come to the club for the first time. Those interested are invited to drop by to test out the classes, held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Those who wish to make a commitment to attending can talk to Dunn about the $25 to $30 suggested donation to help pay for more equipment and eventually a ring. “I love to see people improve,” Dunn said. “I love seeing them go from knowing nothing about boxing and watching [their] progress.” Dunn encourages interested students to come and try out the class. “Everyone wants to do something they’ve never done before,” Dunn said. “[If you come,] you can push See BOXING | page 2

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The Corvallis Boxing Club offers workouts for competitors and people looking for a challenging workout.

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BOXING n Continued from page 1 yourself further than you ever thought was possible.” Men and women who are interested or have more questions can find Dunn’s contact information on the Corvallis Boxing Club Facebook page, CorvallisBoxingClub. “When I come here everything else goes away,” said Caleb Lau, club captain. “If I had disappointments earlier in the day, when I come here I can put it out of my mind. It’s great stress relief.” Lau would like to encourage students to come and try for multiple reasons. “You meet a variety of people,” Lau said. “Some are determined to compete, while others just want a physical challenge or a workout.” Those looking for a workout will certainly get one. Courtland Dastyck said that his favorite part of the CBC was, in fact, Coach Dunn. “He’s one of the best coaches I’ve ever had,” Dastyck said. “He nitpicks, which creates an even better person [and boxer.]” According to members, the bonus of having a determined coach is that they are less likely to develop bad habits, which creates more skilled boxers.

Thursday, Oct. 18 Meetings Women’s Center, 11am-12:30pm, MU Board Room. Advisory Board meeting.

Speakers Pre-Med Society, 7pm, Owen 101. Mammograms, biopsies and the SCREEN program.


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Dan Dunn leads a Corvallis Boxing Club conditioning class. According to students, his fastidiousness contributes to students’ skill development. Dastyck had a variety of things to say when it came to encouraging new students to come and try it out. “[You] get an amazing workout . . . you can test your boundaries and push yourself. From that you can tell how much you want to improve.”

first. For the second consecutive year, Wiltz is co-producing the Beaver Sports Show at KBVR-TV, OSU’s student-run television station. Wiltz and her co-producer, Jacob Nokes, are making several changes to the Beaver Sports Show in hopes that it gets picked up by the Pac-12 Networks next year. “She doesn’t settle for any mistakes,” said Nokes, a senior new media communications student. “She is really dedicated in what she does.” Wiltz also had the opportunity to work with Yogi Roth, a Pac-12 Networks college football analyst, during the Washington State game. She shadowed Roth as a sideline reporter’s assistant. Her love of sports began at a young age. Wiltz started playing basketball in second grade, and she once hoped to play at the college level. Although she admits that making the team would have been a long shot, Wiltz attended the OSU women’s basketball camp going into her freshman year. She was not invited to try out following the camp. But a few weeks ago, women’s basketball head coach Scott Rueck approached her at a football game saying he was proud of what she is doing for OSU. “I’m glad that I didn’t get picked to be on the team, but it still felt really nice for the coach to say that he was proud of me,” Wiltz said. “It seemed very genuine.” In addition to her work with KBVR-TV

Meetings Sociology Club, 5-6pm, StAg 111. General Meeting. A planning meeting to decide the organizational structure and future plans for the club and to possibly elect officers for the year. Pizza provided.

Events Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, Noon-2pm, Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez (across from Reser Stadium). Come learn the history of Beavers (students) wearing black. The “History of Beavers in Black” informational will be provided by Diversity Development. Pride Center, 10am-2pm, MU Quad. Queer Fair – Providing information to the community of different resources on and off campus.

Meetings OSU Peace Studies Program, 7-9:15pm, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Main Meeting Room. We the People – Taking Back our Democracy, a multimedia presentation.

Tuesday, Oct. 23 Events First Year Experience Task Force, 5:30-7:30pm, Milam 215. Sophomore focus group. Free pizza.

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Audrey Wiltz wants the Beaver Sports show to attract the attention of Pac-12 Networks and hopes that they will pick the show up next year. and the Pac-12 Networks, Wiltz works with the Oregon State Athletics video operations team, recording footage for videos featured on the Oregon State Athletics website and YouTube channels. She is also an event coordinator for OSU’s Memorial Union Program Council, specifically planning music and concert events. “I see her having no limits,” said Kaelyn Cochrane, who worked with Wiltz planning a concert last fall. Cochrane, a digital

communication arts major, says that Wiltz’s ambition knows no boundaries. “I can’t imagine how far she’s going to make it,” Cochrane said. Wiltz says OSU has given her all the right opportunities for pursuing her career. “I’m not a settler. I don’t settle on a lot, ever,” Wiltz said. “We only have one life to live, so why not go for it?” Mackie Swan, news reporter

Speakers Research Office, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center Construction/Engineering Hall. Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, Dr. Indroyono Soesilo, Deputy/Secretary Senior Minister to the coordinating Ministry for People’s Welfare of the Republic of Indonesia will discuss Global Climate Change: Role of Indonesian Archipelago & Global Challenges.

Monday, Oct. 29 Events OSU Campus Recycling, 6:30-9pm, Student Sustainability Center. Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things! Save money, save natural resources.

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Katie Van Winkle aims for a career in counseling, working with victims of domestic abuse.

a powerful message about speaking up and standing strong. “If you don’t talk about it, people don’t know and can’t help,” Van Winkle said. “I don’t want people to feel like it’s their fault or that they can’t talk about it or that they are alone.” Looking to the future, Van Winkle says that she wants to become a counselor and to work with women and children who have been affected by domestic violence. She plans to continue to express herself and to communicate through writing. “It is easier to communicate through writing verses statistics or numbers; writing really gets people to think [about] things or to change or to react,” Van Winkle said. Those who have a story to

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Events Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority Inc., 6pm, MU Journey Room. Annual Tea Party. Refreshments and a welcoming environment for all students.

Thursday, Nov. 1 Meetings Vegans and Vegetarians at OSU, 6pm, Student Sustainability Center, 738 SW 15th St. Potluck-style meetings. All people are welcome, but only vegetarian food is allowed.

Events Baha’i Campus Association, 12:30pm, MU Talisman Room. “World Peace - Fact or Fiction” is the theme of this reflection and discussion time. Share your thoughts with others.

Thursday, Nov. 8 Events Baha’i Campus Association, 12:30pm, MU Talisman Room. “Life After Death” is the theme of this interfaith meditation, discussion and devotion time. Bring your favorite inspirational reading to share.

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Don’t make fun of Human vs. Zombies participants

Get some A sleep, it’s important f there’s one thing we don’t get enough of around here, it’s sleep. We’re busy people, with demanding jobs and courses. Plus, we generally like to keep up with our social circles. So, we prioritize and usually let sleep fall to the bottom of the list. However, our bodies need sleep. We can’t function without it. It’s not just us, here in the newsroom, who need it either. All of us on campus need sleep regularly. As college students, we feel the weight of classes — and work, if you’ve got a job — on our backs. As a result, college students contribute to the 70 million Americans who suffer from sleep disorders, according to the Center for Disease Control. Sleep deprivation might not seem like the worst thing you could be dealing with, but it can lead to more serious issues. The CDC website states that lack of sleep can contribute to and increase the likelihood of “injuries, chronic diseases, mental illnesses, poor quality of life and well-being.” In other words, eventually the steam we’re all running on will evaporate, leaving us irritable, less clearheaded and less productive in school and at work. We don’t want this to happen to us, and we don’t want this to happen to you. The amount of sleep recommended by the CDC for adults is between seven and nine hours. Although, they would agree there is no “magic number” for exactly how much someone should sleep. We are, after all, individuals. Some of us can function just fine on six hours of sleep. As a matter of fact, the average amount of sleep college students get during the week, according to the University Health Center, is about six hours. However, some require more than that to function properly. Getting a good night’s sleep can really make the difference. We know it’s hard to squeeze it in sometimes, but we really should make more of a conscious effort to find the time. If, however, you do have the time, but can’t stop your mind from wondering, Counseling and Psychological Services has generated 15 tips to help you out. The number one tip, also number one on numerous health websites, is exercise. Exercising can not only help you grab a few extra z’s, it can aid in your overall well being. The second tip is setting a regular bedtime and wakeup time. We generally struggle regulating our sleep schedules, especially with irregular work hours. It’s easy to fall into the habit of late nights and getting up in the late afternoon — especially over the weekend. But if we are serious about getting enough sleep and feeling better, we need to break our horrid sleeping habits.

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s the days pass by, my anticipation of the greatest sporting event for fall term grows even more strong. Thousands will watch the game with eager eyes, bets will be placed, scores will be settled, someone will propose to someone else and the rights to brag for the rest of the year will be won. I am speaking, of course, of Humans vs. Zombies. The weeklong game of NERF tag, where the humans — armed with their blasters, socks and marshmallows — try to hold out against the zombie hoard in between classes, runs to the dining centers and special missions put on by the moderators. It is, as far as I am concerned, the greatest sporting event that will happen this year at Oregon State University. Mainly because the zombies will be out for revenge, since after six games of HvZ they finally lost to the human team during last spring’s game. For those of you who have never seen a game of HvZ, you poor, uneducated souls, allow me to explain. Imagine, if you please, a massive game of NERF tag with human players denoted by a snazzy armband — which are provided — trying to survive against the zombie horde wearing snazzy headbands —

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The Daily Barometer also provided. The zombie players attempt to tag the humans, which if successful, turns them into a zombie player. To defend themselves, the human players can use NERF Blasters, socks or marshmallows to hit the zombies and stun them for 15 minutes, during which they cannot tag anyone. This whole process repeats itself 24/7, for nine days, until the final mission declares a victor. Best. Sport. Ever. Sure, some people may argue HvZ is not the best sport ever; some would say it’s football, or baseball or some other derivative of noun plus ball. Personally, I find the idea of just moving a ball from one end of the field to another, while ramming your meatsack of a body into another meatsack, rather uncivilized. Now, sniping some zombie fool from across the MU quad with a dart blowgun is not only a sport, it is a culture. Some would counter that HvZ is dangerous, that the blasters could be mistaken as an actual gun, or trigger veterans’ PTSD conditions or summon Cthulhu — they never

actually claim the latter. While these are vital concerns, they can easily be addressed. To my knowledge, of the 1,000 plus games of HvZ played all over the world, there has been only one incident of a NERF Blaster being mistaken as an actual weapon. The department of public safety for that campus was contacted, met up with the student in question, confirmed it was a NERF Blaster and went about their day. Now I am not stating that someone could mistake a NERF Blaster as a gun and result in a total flip out, but you have to admit, a .1 percent safety record is pretty good. However, that’s not the real issue with playing HvZ, but rather the real issue is the non-players. I, along with many players, experience insults, slurs and generally mean-spirited remarks while playing HvZ. Wearing a player bandana is like painting a target on your back for random people to step up and talk about how they do not like me, what I am doing and how I am an idiot. Really people? We’re doing trash talk the geeks and nerds — at college? All of us are geeks and nerds at this point in our lives. Be it engineering, science, philosophy, psychology or intense consump-

tion of alcohol while perpetuating sexual misogyny, we’re all passionate about something. Being a geek and a nerd is being openly passionate about stuff you want to do for the rest of your life, the things you would do if money were no object. Sure, wearing a silly costume and chasing people around with a NERF Blaster may seem odd, but so are fans who paint their chest and go to football games. Having fun is relative. We’re part of one of the grooviest cultures in the world that values imagination and creativity. The same imagination that powers HvZ also powers the epic tales of “The Lord of the Ring,” “20,000 Leagues under the Sea,” “Sherlock Holmes,’ or even ‘Back to the Future!” So please, my fellow geeks and nerds, lighten up a bit, look at yourself in the mirror and acknowledge yourself as you truly are: a geeky nerd! Then, grab a NERF Blaster and lock and load. Sign up for HvZ at — see what we did with that URL there? Clever, eh? t

Harrison Pride is a senior in microbiology. The

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Factors to consider before deciding where to eat out T

here are many different factors to consider when deciding on which restaurants to visit. The majority of your decisions come down to these: food, cleanliness, aesthetics, price and location. While Corvallis has a ton of restaurants to choose from, there is a list of about 10 that I will actually go to. Of course, if I am eating out, my choice will be based on a

rant I would return to. But in what order and significance do each of these factors play? In sixth place, I have chosen aesthetics. While it is wonderful to have a beautiful restaurant, the tablecloths and paintings on the wall are in few reasons: the people I am with, how much no way comparable to the other factors in this money I have to spend and what I am hungry ranking. Next, in fifth place, is location. I mean, for. The appropriate combination of factors if it’s not on Monroe, you probably have access listed above will ultimately determine a restau- to a bike. If it’s out of biking distance, well you might have to convince your roommate with a car to join you. Coming in just under the podium finishers is cleanliness. Now before you start making accusations, and immediately put down this article because you think I am disgusting, allow me to explain. The cleanliness I am judging is far beyond rats in the kitchen and dirty utensils. I am a little pickier than that. I am talking about the stains of the menus, smudged windows, maybe some food bits that have been left on your table — even after the busser has come around — essentially the pride an owner takes into the little things in his restaurant. If you still think I am gross, back off. Receiving the bronze is — drumroll please — service. While it is fantastic if the service is incredibly fast and your server is the nicest person in the world, if my food is good and not expensive, I am not complaining. I could not care less if the server did not say one word to me. Runner-up goes to price and, by now you have discovered, first goes to food. We are college students; we’re not made of money. When we want to go out to eat, we are spending under $10! But the main reason we choose a restaurant is obviously the food. Why would you go somewhere to eat if you did not like the food? So, after taking in all the previous factors, my restaurant of choice in Corvallis is Thai Chili. I have been going to this restaurant since my first term of freshman year, and have been a regular since. Being located on 14th and Monroe, just underneath Sancho’s, this noodle-based Thai restaurant is nothing short of an always-good choice. It has the perfect combination of all the ranking factors, and you can go in there for lunch, leave 25 minutes later and have a great sit-down meal for under $10. Being a family owned business, and having family working there as well; brings that “homey” vibe that you don’t feel at most places. If you like noodles, you will like Thai Chili; if you like the option of spice in your meal, go to Thai Chili. From their Pad Thai, to Pad Se Ew and the Boat Noodle, I have explored, and fell in love with, all of their dishes. Thai Chili is a restaurant I can go to with my friends, a gorgeous gal or my parents. It is the all-around best spot in Corvallis.

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Jenson Vliss is a senior in entrepreneurship. The opinions expressed in

Ryan Mason is a sophomore in graphic design.

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Beaver Tweet of the Day “Just walked by the the sand volleyball courts and they are poppin right now I wanna go maverick and goose style on some folks right now” - @Danny_Hayes9 (Danny Hayes)

THIS W E E K E N D Thursday, Oct. 18

Men’s Soccer @ Stanford, 5 p.m., Palo Alto, Calif., Pac-12 Networks (TV)

Friday, Oct. 19

Women’s Soccer vs. Arizona State, 3:30 p.m., Lorenz Field, Pac-12 Networks (TV) Cross Country Beaver Classic, 4 p.m., Avery Park Volleyball @ Arizona State, 8 p.m., Tempe, Ariz., Pac-12 Networks (TV) Women’s Golf @ Stanford Intercollegiate, All Day, Palo Alto, Calif.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Football vs. Utah, 7:30 p.m., Reser Stadium, ESPN2 (TV) Women’s Golf @ Stanford Intercollegiate, All Day, Palo Alto, Calif.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Women’s Soccer vs. Arizona, 12 p.m., Lorenz Field Volleyball @ Arizona, 11 a.m., Tucson, Ariz., Pac-12 Networks (TV) Men’s Soccer @ Cal, 2:30 p.m., Berkeley, Calif. Women’s Golf @ Stanford Intercollegiate, All Day, Palo Alto, Calif. Men’s Rowing @ Head of the Charles Regatta, All Day, Boston, Mass.

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Natalie and Lindsay Meiggs aren’t very much alike, other than the fact that they’re sisters who play Division I soccer together. Lindsay, a senior and co-captain, will be honored before Sunday’s regular season home finale. Natalie, a redshirt freshman, expects herself to cry.

Lindsay, Natalie Meiggs are sisters with completely different personalities, enjoying last year together

“You two sisters?” James Rodgers asked. They nodded. “Cool, other siblings,” Rodgers responded. Other than the striking resemblance that tipped Rodgers off to the By Grady Garrett fact that they came from the same The Daily Barometer womb, not much about Lindsay and It was late last summer when a Natalie Meiggs is similar. familiar figure approached Lindsay Lindsay, a senior co-captain of and Natalie Meiggs as they sat at Oregon State’s women’s soccer team, their first training tables together. and Natalie, a redshirt freshman n

midfielder, are polar opposites. “You couldn’t get two more different sisters,” said teammate Justyne Freud. “You have Natalie, who obviously wants to be famous on Instagram, loves her Twitter followers, and you have Lindsay who is completely embarrassed by what her sister does. … Natalie will post selfies [on Instagram] and she’ll come into the locker room and Lindsay will be like, ‘Why did you post that photo?’” Natalie, who’s had her fair share of

tweets recognized as the “Tweet of the Day” in the Barometer, has nearly three times as many tweets and twice as many followers as her sister. “Nobody subtweets more than Natalie,” said former teammate Brittany Galindo. “And when Lindsay posts a picture [on Instagram or Twitter], it’s usually of food or something.” According to teammate Jenna Richardson, when Natalie first visited OSU, everyone assumed she was

Lindsay’s older sister. “They just look different in the sense that Natalie is very into fashion and loves her social networking and Lindsay is more of the team mom who has a steady boyfriend [former OSU baseball player Parker Berberet],” Richardson said. Natalie summed up their differences by saying she’s more of a “rap music” type and Lindsay is more of a “country music” type. Senior forward Megan Miller pointed out how much more organized Lindsay is. “When we’ll go to the grocery store, Lindsay will have her grocery list, all of her coupons organized, getting exactly what she needs,” Miller See MEIGGS | page 8

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OSU men’s soccer heads to Bay Area to face two teams that defeated them last weekend By Sarah Kerrigan The Daily Barometer

After a disappointing weekend at home for Oregon State, the men’s soccer team has a chance at redemption against both Stanford and Cal this weekend. The Beavers came away with a tie and a loss at home last weekend against Stanford and Cal, respectively. This week’s quick turnaround on the teams allowed for the Beavers to focus their attention on tactics specific to Stanford and Cal. “It’s probably the best scenario for us because this weekend was a huge disappointment for us, I mean we let ourselves down,” said senior captain Chris Harms. Against Stanford, the Beavers were trailing 2-0 with only 20 minutes left in the second half. They fought back for the 2-2 tie after two 10-minute overtime periods. Stanford provided a high-pressure, direct style of play that challenged the Beavers back line as evidenced by the 2-0 deficit at home.

Although the rainy weather played more into Stanford’s style, the Beavers had mental lapses and other issues during the match other than the weather. “The field, it wasn’t an excuse, we live in Oregon, we are used to the rain,” said head coach Steve Simmons after Friday night’s game against Stanford. In order for the Beavers to come away with a win against Stanford tonight they will need to increase pressure and possession in the midfield, particularly in the defensivemid. Last Friday, the Beavers were too easily dispossessed through the midfield and it led to Stanford playing balls in behind the OSU back line. “We got beat, specifically in behind [the back line] they played the ball over top and beat us a few times,” Harms said. “We had to go over some basic defending in practice.” The Beavers will need to be more alert and anticipate the long ball and through pass from Stanford in order to shut down their offensive attack. With Stanford’s swift and direct approach, it is also challenging when the situation dictates a one-on-one See MEN’S SOCCER | page 8

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Mannion returns to practice one week after surgery Sean Mannion, pictured here during fall camp in August, made a surprisingly quick recovery one week after knee surgery. Mannion was taking all of his reps with the second team, while junior Cody Vaz was with the first team.

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A week after having surgery on the meniscus in his knee, sophomore quarterback Sean Mannion was unexpectedly practicing in full pads for the duration of the two-hour practice on Wednesday. Mannion was working with the second-team offense, with junior Cody Vaz taking reps with the first team. Vaz had 332 passing yards and three touchdowns in his debut as starting quarterback for the Beavers in last Saturday’s 42-24 victory over BYU. Riley said this morning will be the most crucial indicator of Mannion’s improvement, a day after practice. “They’ll evaluate this afternoon and tomorrow morning,� Riley said. “Tomorrow morning might be the most important one to see how he’s done, if he swells up. So we’ll just keep progressing, see where he is.� Seeing Mannion out there fully practicing came as a surprise to everyone. “Oh it’s great,� said head coach Mike Riley. “It’s a miracle from what we heard a week ago [on] Monday.� Riley said he doesn’t know yet if Mannion will dress on Saturday for the home game against Utah, and made it clear that Vaz will be the starter. “He’s not going to start this game or anything at all. We don’t even anticipate that.� The head coach also stated that he hasn’t even thought of the possibility of Mannion starting OSU’s next game in Seattle against Washington on Oct. 27.

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Michael Doctor and the Oregon State linebackers were dismantled last year by John White and the Utah offense. After five stellar games against the run, OSU will try to hold White at bay.

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In the 2011 season, in which the Beavers lost nine times, the worst loss of all might have been when they fell to Utah 27-8. While Utah wasn’t the worst opponent the 2011 Oregon State football team played last year (that was Sacramento State), the loss itself was ugly from start to finish and the Beavers got outplayed in every facet of the game on that October night in Salt Lake City. The biggest reason for the Utes (who were 0-4 in the Pac-12 before playing OSU) dominating the Beavers was the play of running back John White behind a massive offensive line. White ran for 205 yards (still his career-high rushing total) in the game, and everything possible went wrong for the Oregon State defense. “Number one, [White’s] a good back,� said defensive coordinator Mark Banker. “And number two, lack of execution. We did not play well, especially in the second quarter. I think it was about in six minutes they scored 21 points.� “The first half of last year we were just horrible,� added junior line-

backer Michael Doctor. “We weren’t focusing at all.� That Utah game began a string of poor performances (against Stanford, Cal and Oregon) by the defense against the run to close out the eventual 3-9 season in 2011. Now, fast-forward almost 365 days into the future. The Beavers are fourth in the nation in defending the run. Fourth. That’s a 114-team difference from what OSU’s run defense finished at the conclusion of last year — when they came in at 118th, the third worst at defending the run in the nation. Outside of the Arizona game this year, which saw Ka’Deem Carey and the Wildcats run for 142 yards, Oregon State hasn’t allowed a team to rush for more than 81 yards in a game this year. “We’re just making our main focus being able to stop the run,� Doctor said. The play of the linebacker corps of Doctor, D.J. Alexander, Feti Taumoepeau and Rueben Robinson has been consistent throughout the first five games. “Our linebackers are key, key elements to what we do defensively — in the passing game, the blitzing game and the run defense,� said head coach Mike Riley. “It’s just really important where they are, what they do, and I think this group has done See LINEBACKERS | page 8

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House hears ticket distribution bill Bill calls on athletics to create, enforce new system of ticket distribution, calls current system unsafe

ple with disabilities and those who are unable to camp out for tickets due to childcare, family, health or financial reasons. ic department to create and By Don Iler “We want to encourage [athThe Daily Barometer enforce a system of ticket distri- letics] to create a distribution Since concerns were raised bution. However, what that sys- system that is safe, fair and Monday by students about tick- tem is or how it will be enforced accessible to all students and et distribution, the Associated remains to be seen. to act as a liaison,” said Dan The bill cites concerns about Cushing, vice president of Students of Oregon State University have been listening student safety and fairness dur- ASOSU. “But we don’t wish to to student concerns and drafted ing football ticket distribution as take an active role in creating or well as ASOSU’s unwillingness policing that policy.” legislation to deal with it. The ASOSU House of to provide employees to police After the bill’s reading, Representatives heard this legis- the lines or enforce ticket distri- Cushing said there were conlation, JB 72.02, last night during bution regulations. It also calls cerns with students cutting in on athletics to create a system line, being drunk and there its weekly business meeting. The bill calls on the athlet- that includes provisions for peo- being mayhem in forming lines in the early morning hours. “We want to find the best solution for the student body, but we aren’t equipped to handle it,” said Amelia Harris, president of ASOSU. “There is a safety concern around students managing other students.” Cushing said that he would be attending a meeting with the athletic department today in order to discuss solutions. The bill received its first reading and was tabled until next 1475 NW 9th St. • 541-752-7255 • Corvallis week. In other business the House heard HR-04.01, which calls on the university to complete a proper transition plan to compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act. The resolution calls for the university to complete such a plan by Sept. 30, 2013. It is felt by some students — specifically the Able Student Alliance, a student advocacy group for those with disabilities — that the current transition plan the university has had in place since 1992 is inadequate Pick up an application at 118 Snell Hall, or and does not meet the standards e-mail called for by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The bill was read and tabled for second reading until next week. In other business the House: · Approved standing rules for the House of Representatives. · Congratulated students for helping in the voter registration drive, which met its goal of 4,000 at OSU and 50,000 statewide. · Announced that registration closed for the Oregon Students of Color Coalition conference that will be held at OSU Nov. 16-18. However, Harris said that students who still want to attend should speak to Nagini Reddy, ASOSU executive director of government relations. The ASOSU House of Representatives will meet again next Wednesday in MU 211 at 7 p.m. n

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Al Qaida missing from Obama speech A standard line in the president’s stump speech that touts his administration’s efforts to target al Qaeda has been missing from recent stops, in the wake of the Libya terror attacks. “I said we’d refocus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11, and today al Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead,” the president has said. But at stops in Mt. Vernon, Iowa and Athens, Ohio, the president on Wednesday made no mention of terrorists being “on the run.” “I said we’d focus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11, and we have, and bin Laden is dead,” the president told a crowd of mostly students at a rally on the campus of Cornell College. Republicans have questioned the president’s foreign policy achievements, noting that his campaign rhetoric was further eroded by the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans.

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Romney spends day explaining his “binders full of women” comment made at Tuesday’s debate After a day dominated by Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” comment from the second presidential debate, the GOP presidential nominee defended himself against the tsunami of social media swipes and blatant jabs at Romney’s expense. “I understand the challenges women face and want to make it easier for them in the workplace,” Romney wrote on Twitter Wednesday afternoon. In his tweet, he also pointed to a video featuring women he worked with in the Massachusetts state government during his time as governor. One woman described him as “very, very sensitive” to women’s issues in the workforce. Ellen Roy Herzfelder, identified as a former Romney cabinet member, said “he totally gets working women, especially women, like myself, who had two young kids.” Also Wednesday, Kerry Healey, who served as

Romney’s lieutenant governor in Massachusetts, highlighted his background in hiring women. In an email to supporters, Healey said of the top 20 positions in the Romney administration, 10 were filled by women, including his chief of staff. “Governor Romney wasn’t just checking a box. He sought out our counsel, and he listened to our advice. We didn’t always agree, but we were always respected,” Healey wrote in the email. Responding to a question about pay equality in Tuesday night’s debate, Romney told a story about putting together his cabinet as governor. He said at the time he questioned his staff for recommending only male applicants. “I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women,” Romney said on the debate stage in Hempstead, New York. The ‘binders full of women’

phrase quickly went viral, sparking internet memes as well as attack lines on the campaign trail. Both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden mocked Romney for the line at separate events. At his own campaign event in Virginia, however, Romney sought to argue that he’s best equipped to help women get back to work. “This president has failed America’s women,” Romney told the audience. “As I go across the country and ask women what can I do to help, what they speak about day in and day out is help me find a good job, or a good job for my spouse. And help my kid, make sure my children have a bright future, better schools and better job opportunities.” “That’s what the women of America are concerned about and the answers are coming from us and not from Barack Obama,” Romney said. —CNN

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guns away or making certain guns illegal. We, of course, don’t want to have automatic weapons, and that’s already illegal in this country to have automatic weapons,” Romney said. The c o u n t e rc l a i m : President Barack Obama did not challenge Romney on the issue, having mainly steered clear of gun rights during the campaign. He said at the debate that he would favor new assault weapons legislation, but conceded, “Frankly, in my home town of Chicago,

there’s an awful lot of violence and they’re not using AK-47s. They’re using cheap hand guns.” The facts: Automatic weapons, whether semi-automatic or fully automatic, are legal in much of the country. Semiautomatic weapons account for about 15 percent of the more than 250 million privately owned firearms in the United States, according to the National Rifle Association (NRA). —CNN

Responding to a question at Tuesday’s presidential debate that referred to reintroducing the Clinton-era assault weapons ban that expired in 2004, Republican candidate Mitt Romney said that it was already illegal to own those kinds of guns in the United States. The claim: “Yeah, I’m not in favor of new pieces of legislation on -- on guns and taking • 737-2231 

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Presidential debate: Romney presses Libya attack response after debate people and a sluggish economic recovery showed the president’s policies had failed. On the sensitive topic of the Libya attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, Romney suggested the Obama administration played politics by failing to immediately acknowledge what happened. Obama shot back that the suggestion anyone in his administration would play politics on such an issue was “offensive.� When Obama said he called it an act of terror shortly after it occurred, Romney challenged him, and Obama responded by saying “check the transcript.� Moderator Candy Crowley, CNN’s chief political correspondent, cut in to say both men were right — Obama referred to an act of terror shortly after the attack, but the administration took longer to fully explain what occurred. Ryan challenged that assessment on Wednesday, telling CBS that Obama’s initial remarks on the Benghazi attack were “a passing reference to acts of terror in general.� He noted that Obama and others, including U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, subsequently suggested the violence spawned from a protest over an anti-Islam video before clarifying two weeks later it was a terrorist attack. “The facts just don’t square with that line of argument,� Ryan said. Another Republican, Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia, told CNN that Crowley’s intervention helped Obama. “That may have thrown Governor Romney off his game just for a second,� Gingrey said Wednesday, insisting later that whether intended or not, Crowley “did aid and abet President Obama in that exchange.� Biden and a top Obama campaign strategist called the Republican criticism an attempt to play politics with a tragic issue. “It became so clear to the American people how Governor Romney and the campaign continue to try to politicize a tragedy,� Biden told ABC. “And their strategy seems to be to make it appear that the president didn’t care, didn’t know, or was lying. The fact of the matter is, the president was clear. We are going to get to the bottom of this. The whole world will know it.� Robert Gibbs, a former White House press secretary now helping the Obama campaign, said Romney’s response to the Libya attack and other anti-U.S. violence in Egypt included an initial erroneous statement and

now what he called trying “like Olympic gymnasts to politicize the issue by doing whatever they have to do.� Romney “has handled this thing enormously poorly from his very first response all the way through this debate,� Gibbs told CNN, adding that the former Massachusetts governor “doesn’t look look a strong commander in chief.� The Romney campaign seeks to make the Libya attack a major campaign issue to try to cut into Obama’s advantage over Romney on foreign policy issues, according to polls. The third and final presidential debate next Monday in Florida will focus on foreign policy. Both candidates walked the floor with microphones in hand during the 90-plus minute debate on Tuesday, raising their voices at times and repeatedly challenging each other’s points. Crowley tried in vain at times to prevent each man from going over allotted time, with Obama speaking for more than three minutes longer than Romney overall. However, a count by CNN showed that for the second straight debate, Romney spoke more words despite talking for a shorter time. Obama was on the attack from the start, but waited until his final answer — with no chance for Romney to respond — to raise his opponent’s controversial “47 percent� comments at a fundraiser in May. In remarks made public by a secretly recorded video of the event, Romney described 47 percent of the country as people dependent on government aid who refused to take personal responsibility. The president was criticized after the first debate for not raising the issue and he made sure to do so this time. “Think about who he was talking about,� Obama said, listing people on Social Security “who’ve worked all their lives,� veterans “who’ve sacrificed for this country,� students, soldiers and “people working hard every day.� The president said he wanted to fight for those people “because if they succeed, I believe the country succeeds.� Earlier, Obama went after Romney’s five-point economic plan that the GOP candidate repeated two times during the debate, saying it really was a one-point plan “and that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules.� Romney shot back that “if you elect President Obama, you know what you’re going to get — you’re going to get a repeat of the last four years.� Over and over, Romney


President Barack Obama and Republican candidate and former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney, shared barbed words at Tuesday night’s town hall style debate. described what he called the failings of Obama’s policies including rising federal deficits and debts, more than 20 million people unemployed and anemic economic growth. “We don’t have to settle for what we’re going through,� Romney said at one point. “We don’t have to settle for gasoline at four bucks. We don’t have to settle for unemployment at a chronically high level. We don’t have to settle for 47 million people on food stamps. We don’t have to settle for 50 percent of kids coming out of college not able to get work. We don’t have to settle for 23 million people struggling to find a good job.� Obama was “great as a speaker, but his policies don’t work,� Romney said. Attempting to rebut Obama’s criticism of his own policies, Romney insisted he would prioritize middle class growth, saying “it’s about how we can get the middle class of this country a bright and prosperous future.� However, Romney failed to provide further specifics of his tax policy, even when one audience member asked about unspecified deductions and loopholes the candidate says he will eliminate. A CNN/ORC International poll of people who watched the debate indicated that 46 percent thought Obama won, compared to 39 percent for Romney. The result was within the survey’s margin of error, and responses to other questions showed debate watchers favored Romney on the economy and other major issues. After the first debate on October 3, a similar poll showed Romney scored a solid victory in the eyes of more than 60 percent of respondents. “Most improved — that

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Massachusetts, all the applicants for cabinet positions were men, so he sought out women applicants. “I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks?’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.� Before the debate was over “binders full of women� had a Twitter hashtag, a series of memes on Tumblr, and a Facebook page with over more than 100,000 fans. The phrase was the third-fastest rising search on Google during the debate. Unlike the first presidential debate, the town hall-style format allowed audience members to ask the questions. Crowley, the first woman to serve as moderator of a presidential debate in 20 years, tried to get in as many of the questions as possible from the uncommitted voters in the hall, sometimes struggling to cut off the candidates as they tried to make points or argued with each other. —CNN

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A sharp exchange over the U.S. response to the September 11 terrorist attack in Libya dominated the political discussion on Wednesday following a bruising debate that analysts and polls scored a victory for President Barack Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The Tuesday night debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., featured a revitalized Obama fighting back against his equally combative GOP foe in an argumentative encounter three weeks before Election Day. With a third and final debate next week, the candidates appeared likely to secure their standing in an already tight race that portends a cliffhanger presidential vote. On Wednesday, both campaigns continued their focus on battleground states considered crucial to winning the White House. Obama headed to Iowa, where he took aim at Romney proposals at an event at Cornell College in Mount Vernon. “His tax plan doesn’t add up. His jobs plan doesn’t create jobs. His deficit reduction plan adds to the deficit,� Obama said. “So Iowa — everybody here has heard of the New Deal, you’ve heard of the Fair Deal, you’ve heard of the square deal - Mitt Romney is trying to sell you a sketchy deal.� Romney campaigned in Virginia, where he said the president was out of ideas after what he called four years of failed leadership. “I think it is pretty clear that when it comes to his policies and his answers and his agenda he is pretty much running on fumes,� Romney told a campaign event in Chesapeake. His running mate, conservative Rep. Paul Ryan, offered a similar attack line at his own event in Ohio, saying sluggish growth and high unemployment “may be the best President Obama can give us, but it’s not the best we can give ourselves.� Obama also will campaign in Ohio later Wednesday and Vice President Joe Biden heads to Colorado and Nevada. In the second debate, Obama rebounded from a lackluster performance in the initial meeting with Romney two weeks ago in Denver. Obama forcefully defended his policies and challenged Romney on shifting positions on key issues while arguing his Republican rival’s proposals would favor the wealthy if elected on November 6. Ro m n e y re p e a t e d l y attacked Obama’s record, saying millions of unemployed

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LINEBACKERS n Continued from page 5 very well.� Robinson, a senior, has found his role in the rotation for this unit. After starting seven games in 2010, he lost his starting job. But now, he’s proven to be a key contributor as a multi-talented backup. “Rueben is tremendous,� Doctor said. “He’s a great athlete. He actually plays middle and outside backer so he’s interchangeable. He’s a mix between [a] speed and power guy, so it makes things a lot more balanced for us. He makes it a lot of fun and the chemistry is great with him.� After allowing a combined 105 rushing yards to Johnathan Franklin and 2011 Heisman Finalist Montee Ball (who are seventh and eighth in the nation in rushing, respectively), the linebackers and the rest of the run defense have gone unnoticed because of other storylines (Sean Mannion’s injury, Cody Vaz starting, Jordan Poyer’s transcendence, etc.) nabbing the headlines. But the linebackers know their play has not faltered. “We haven’t really done anything differently [since Wisconsin and UCLA], just playing good football and reacting to what we see and making plays,� Alexander said. And all the credit can’t be given solely to the linebackers, the entire front seven has been responsible for the emergence of the stout run defense being displayed. “It’s the interaction with the linebackers and the defensive line,� Banker added. “We’ve developed some pretty good chemistry from the standpoint of how to fit [with] one another, which is critical.� That chemistry sure developed quickly. Six of the seven starting defensive linemen and linebackers started at least six games last year. The 2012 Beavers are a completely different story against the run now than they were a year ago when they played Utah. Nonetheless, White will still be a big test for OSU. “He’s a very versatile football player,� Riley said. “He’s a good receiver, a very athletic guy, tough runner, he’s just a good allaround player.� A curious thing has been his lack of involvement in Utah’s

MEIGGS n Continued from page 4 said. “Natalie will just go up and down the aisles and grab noodle soup and big bags of potato chips and stuff.� “One time Natalie spilled a soda on Lindsay’s coupon collection,� Galindo said, “and Lindsay cried.� Head coach Linus Rhode said the sisters’ playing styles — Natalie is more of an attacking player, Lindsay more defensive — is a reflection of their personalities. “Lindsay is a little bit more reserved, a little bit more laid back, whereas Natalie is more of an extrovert,� Rhode said.

“They definitely balance each other out. I can’t imagine what it was like for them at home.� Rhode raises an interesting point. Growing up in Clackamas, Lindsay and Natalie’s differences resulted in a good amount of sisterly fights — so much so that it led to a bit of apprehension when Natalie decided to follow Lindsay to OSU. “At first, I was like, ‘Uh oh,’� said Lindsay, who arrived at OSU two years before Natalie in 2009. “We’re so different. When we were in high school, we didn’t know how to understand each other’s differences. Now, it’s pretty cool how different we are. We just understand it better, I guess.�

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Defensive coordinator Mark Banker had his hands full a year ago against Utah. Banker said he “wouldn’t be surprised if we see [John White] get the ball about 30 times� on Saturday. offense this season. After averaging 24.3 carries per game in 2011, White has only carried the ball 14, 13 and 11 times in his past three games. White did miss their game against BYU three weeks ago due to an ankle injury, and the reasoning behind limiting his carries could be to ease him back. Banker expects to receive a heavy dose of White on Saturday though. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we see him get the ball about 30 times, because I don’t think he’s touched the ball much at all in the last two games,� Banker said. “But if I’m them, I feed him

“We didn’t quite get along as well in high school as we do now,� Natalie said. “I was annoying, or maybe I matured.� Their relationship mirrored the typical “big sis, little sis� relationship. “She’d take my clothes and try to hang out with all my friends,� Lindsay said. “When I was in middle school and she got to high school, she was cool, wore Hollister, Abercrombie, so I stole her clothes,� Natalie said. “That was the main reason [we’d fight]. No matter how many times my mom would say, ‘Just ask,’ I wouldn’t ask.� But on the pitch, the two excelled alongside one

another. Playing together for the first time since middle school — an indoor team, “Team Disney,� coached by their dad — Lindsay and Natalie helped guide the Clackamas High School girls’ soccer team to back-to-back Three Rivers League titles in 2007 and 2008, Lindsay’s junior and senior seasons. “In high school we played really well together,� Lindsay said. “We had that sister connection. [Natalie] played [midfield], I played forward, and we scored so many goals together.� “I’d play the ball in the middle of nowhere, and she’d be there,� Natalie said. After two years at Clackamas without Lindsay, the thought of rekindling their high school magic made Natalie’s college decision relatively easy. “I didn’t want to get in [Lindsay’s] space again because I was always there in high school, but I came down

the ball.� After an embarrassing loss behind White’s big day in Salt Lake City almost a year ago, the Beavers know what the number one priority has to be in Saturday’s home game. “Last year was last year, this is this year,� Banker said. “We’re just moving forward. We’re getting prepared for a big offensive line that has, potentially, a great running back behind them.� Warner Strausbaugh, sports editor On Twitter @WStrausbaugh

and visited her a lot her first two years here, and I loved the atmosphere, loved the program,� Natalie said. “And because I got injured for a long time [in high school], I only had in-state schools talking to me, so it was either here or Oregon.� In stepped the big sister. “I was like, ‘No girlfriend, you’re not going to Oregon,’� Lindsay said. The sisters lived together last year, and though they don’t anymore, sharing a campus has worked out surprisingly well. “When you have a bad day, when you have bad classes or have an awful practice, it’s nice to have family around,� Natalie said. “It’s easier to be bummed when you’re with family because they’ll always be there for you.� Lindsay, who said she would go down to “Nat’s� room last year when she was sick and ask to be taken care of, agreed. “If we didn’t go to college

together, I don’t think we’d be as close,� Lindsay said. “We’ve been through the ups and downs of college together.� But their time together is running out. Sunday, Lindsay will be one of four seniors the Beavers will honor before their final home game of the regular season. Not surprisingly, the sisters believe they’ll handle their emotions differently during the ceremony. “It’ll be sad, but Natalie is probably going to cry more than I will,� Lindsay said. “I’m much more of a crier,� Natalie admitted. “I cry watching ‘Say Yes to the Dress,’ I cried when Lindsay scored her first goal [at OSU] and I’ll cry on Senior Day. “It’ll be a water show. This is the actual point where we’re never going to play together again, except for our old women indoor league.� Grady Garrett, managing editor On Twitter @gradygarrett

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a lot of speed up top. Emery Welshman, Khiry Shelton and Mikhail Doholis were able to get in behind Cal’s back line last Sunday afternoon in in the back, something that challenged the their 3-1 loss to Cal. It was the Beavers’ lack of finishing ability Beavers last time these teams met. that hurt them the most offensively in both The Beavers will look to capitalize on more games last weekend. of the chances they create. Particularly in the The disappointment of the weekend has game against Cal, the Beavers failed to convert helped to fuel the Beavers in training this week. promising chances into goals. They are looking to use this motivation today It may be more of the waiting game for in their game against Stanford. Oregon State to be able to capitalize on offense. “We have confidence and know that we can “Offensively, I think there is not a lot to worry beat those teams,� Harms said. about, it will come for us,� Harms said. Sarah Kerrigan, sports reporter The Beavers can look to exploit Cal’s defense On Twitter @skerrigan123 with fast breaks because the Beavers possess


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