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How to talk to police By Sean Wallstrom

Countless numbers of extra patrols will be out making sure Corvallis doesn’t fall victim to the stumbling tide of drunken trick-or-treaters. Halloween: People flock throughout town and take With the probability of interactions between part in the costumed extravaganzas that happen students and police at an all-time high, The Daily during this year’s four-night period. Barometer asked officials how students should best With the addition of a Friday night football game, interact with authorities. Corvallis authorities are calling this weekend “the After speaking with a number of Oregon State perfect storm.” Troopers and Corvallis Police Officers, mutual THE DAILY BAROMETER

Halloween events in Corvallis

respect is the key. Sergeant Joel Goodwin of Corvallis Police Department made it very simple. “If someone is cooperative, polite and respectful, an officer is more likely to give warnings,” Goodwin said. With that in mind, here are some things authorities have also mentioned to consider while out during the Halloween weekend.


Still unsure about what to do for Halloween? Check out these options provided by the city of Corvallis and local businesses.

If you have children:

• Downtown Trick or Treat, 1-5 p.m. Hosted by Corvallis Parks and Recreation, this free event welcomes children, with adult supervision, to trick-ortreat at participating downtown businesses. • All City Kids Party, Corvallis Public Library Garage, 4-6 p.m. The Corvallis Parks and Recreation will provide free Halloween games and activities with healthy nutritional snacks and trinket prizes.

For the classic movie enthusiast:

• Zombie Film Festival, Majestic Theatre, 7:30 p.m. This all-ages movie festival will show the classic Zombie films “White Zombies,” See EVENTS | page 4

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In central location, coldweather shelter to open with help of OSU graduate students, local church, community By Megan Campbell THE DAILY BAROMETER

Four Oregon State University graduate students raised $15,000 to open a women’s shelter near campus after Love INC could no longer sustain all its locations. In collaboration with the First United Methodist Church and Corvallis community members, Oregon State University graduate students Terese Jones, Joy Lile, Bethany Harmon and Cara Ashworth helped create a space for women in need. The Cold Weather Shelter for Women, located at 1165 Monroe Ave., housed in the First United Methodist Church, opens its doors for the first time on Friday. It will house women through the end of March 2014. “(Creating this shelter is) something that has to be done,” Lile said. “If there

Check-in time for clients is 7 p.m. and a volunteer. are people who do not have their basic There are two paid positions: one needs met, it needs to be addressed.” Doors close at 8 p.m. Wake-up call is at The shelter is a seasonal shelter, 6 a.m. and clients must leave by 7 a.m. full-time employee working throughout the week and one part-time offering basic care to single women At all times, there will be two people in need. See SHELTER | page 4 “The stories and reason for home- facilitating the shelter: a paid staffer lessness will be as varied as the number that come through the door,” said Jones, one of the graduate students working in the human development and family sciences department. Some of the immediate needs Jones said these women will require include hot beverages, snacks, warm clothes, a place to sleep, blankets and feminine hygiene products. Apart from making an effort to provide these necessities, the shelter also provides a washer and dryer, bar soap, restrooms and showers. Children and pets are not allowed, and clients do not have to be affiliated with the church to take advantage of this service. The maximum capacity of women the shelter can house is 12. MEGAN CAMPBELL| THE DAILY BAROMETER “As long as we have space, there’s no The Cold Weather Shelter for Women’s maximum capacity is 12. The limit,” said Sara Power, the volunteer shelter opens Friday and check-in time starts at 7 p.m. manager.

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Representatives cover constituency issue, lack of new business By Tori Hittner


Representatives shared updates on the possible implementation of constituency groups at the Associated Students of Oregon State University House meeting Wednesday night. The meeting, which lasted 23 minutes, focused on standing committee reports and the increased need for representative involvement within the organization and greater Oregon State University community. The Appropriations and Budgets Committee provided updated information from its last meeting on the addition of constituency groups. The ASOSU legislative branch currently contains no specific constituency groups. Senators and representatives are elected to represent the general student population as a whole. Committee members discussed the pros and cons of reviving specific See ASOSU | page 4

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One and done A 20-year-old female contacted Corvallis police after having an unusual night at the Acacia fraternity. The female and her friend, also 20, arrived around 11:30 p.m. Once upstairs, a male, who was not a member of the fraternity, allegedly poured them all shots. The female told authorities she then went to head downstairs and doesn’t remember getting there. Her friends described her as extremely drunk, leaning against walls, and talking incoherently, so they never left her alone. She woke up at 9:30 a.m. the next day and had no recollection of the night. After getting blood and urine samples the next day, officials deemed there was no evidence of tampering with the alcohol.

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Wednesday, October 23

Edward Four Loko hands Corvallis police were dispatched to the Shell Station of Fourth Street for an attempted Four Loko thief. A male, 24, allegedly ran out of the store with two peach-flavored beverages, but was chased down by the store-owner. The Lokos were recovered and the thief was cited for Theft III.

Student Sustainability Initiative draws record crowds for Coffee Mug Pledge event By Kaitlyn Kohlenberg THE DAILY BAROMETER

After only two hours, the small table of Student Sustainability Initiative volunteers had given away 225 free, reusable coffee mugs and 100 reusable cold cups. In previous years, the Coffee Mug Pledge event took two days of tabling to get through the available supplies. For the Fall 2013 event, the coordinators had planned and advertised for eight hours of tabling across two days. The event, which started at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, informed students that Oregon State University trashes more than 3,250 paper coffee cups each day. “I think students learned a lot,” said Kyle Knight, the waste reduction projects coordinator for the SSI. “We were giving them quizzes. We asked how many do you think we throw away every day, or do you think they’re recyclable. The majority thought coffee cups are recyclable.” Knight explained that because of the plastic lining in disposable cups, used to make them more durable against liquids, the cups cannot be pulped back

into paper. Students who pledged to drink from reusable coffee mugs and cups received a free reusable hot or cold drink cup. By 2 p.m., the table of volunteers and coordinators had run out of mugs. The team stayed on, however, to continue talking with people who had questions about the event or the sustainability efforts on campus. “We did this event last year, so you would think with an event under our belt already, we would be able to appropriately budget, and this was insane,” said alumna Amanda Abbott, a long-time volunteer with the SSI. “We are thrilled with the success, but are a little disappointed that we didn’t budget as well as we thought we did.” Past incarnations of the event had taken place inside of campus coffee shops, offering students the coffee mug in exchange for their pledge to limit use of disposable coffee cups. As the event grew larger, it was moved into the Memorial Union quad where students could sign a poster as their pledge to use recyclable cups. The poster with student signatures will be hung at a campus cafe, though the precise location is not yet known.

Sunday, October 27

A very casual stroll An 18-year-old female was spotted walking down 23rd Street near Harrison Boulevard allegedly smoking a joint around 1 a.m. She was cited for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, less than one ounce.

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Thursday, Oct. 31 Meetings

Baha’i Campus Association, 12:30pm, MU Talisman Room. Does the Spiritual World have a physical presence? — A discussion.

Events Women’s Center, 7:30pm, MU Ballroom. Dress up in your best costumes for the 3rd Annual Cross-Cultural Halloween Party with pumpkin carving, henna, face painting, mask making and a lot more! Pride Center, 1:30-2:30pm, Pride Center. Tea Sampling with Topics. Discuss, make friends. Queer your tea! Asian and Pacific Cultural Center, 5-7pm, Asian and Pacific Cultural Center. Night of Folklore. Hear about various folktale and stories shared throughout different cultures around the world. Also, you can learn how other countries celebrate Halloween through fun crafts and meeting new people! Centro Cultural César Chávez, 5:307:30pm, Centro Cultural César Chávez. Join us in celebrating Dia de los Muertos with fun activities, sugar skull painting and hot chocolate. Open to all OSU students and communities. Women’s Center, 7:30-10:30pm, MU Ballroom. Dress up in your best costumes & join us for our 3rd Annual Cross Cultural Halloween Party and experience the traditional American holiday of Halloween, while sharing your own traditions. In collaboration with INTO OSU, ASOSU, SHS and the Cultural Resource Centers.

Meetings Chess Club, 4-6pm, MU Commons. Join us for games of chess and more. All skill levels are welcome.

Speakers University Events, 12:30pm, Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center. OSU welcomes football Hall of Famer Dick Butkus to campus. A Q&A session with the legendary linebacker will be held. The presentation will be made up entirely of your questions.

Events Vegans and Vegetarians at OSU, Noon-3pm, MU Trysting Tree Lounge. World Vegan Day information tabling. Informing students about veganism. Pride Center, Noon-1pm, Pride Center. Stretch it Out. Use this time to destress, care for your body and improve your flexibility in both your mind and body, and meet new people. OSU Music, Noon, MU Lounge. Music à la Carte: Kenji Bunch, viola, and Monica Ohuchi, piano.



Gabrielle Kent (right) pours coffee into a reusable coffee mug for Kyle Knight (left).

Study: SAD not as drastic as previously thought OSU assistant professor David Kerr led study to analyze impact of seasonal affective disorder

collected during a 20-year period. “There was no association with recent sunlight levels or any other weather conditions,” Kerr said. “The findings suggest the general population is not showing sensitivity to changes in the weather.” By Vinay Ramakrishnan THE DAILY BAROMETER While Kerr notes that SAD exists and that A new study being published in the depression is a serious public health probDecember 2013 issue of the Journal of lem, he suggests that many of us may need Affective Disorders found that the impacts of to look for other reasons why depression is seasonal affective disorder are not as severe occurring. “It’s not helpful for us to have this common as commonly thought. David Kerr, assistant professor of psychol- belief that the seasons profoundly affect most ogy at Oregon State, was the leader of the of us,” Kerr said. According to the study itself, the sample study, which analyzed two previous studies of participants’ historic depressive symptoms, consisted of 206 fourth-grade boys recruited n


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But there were no red lights Nicholas Phillips, 24, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants after he was observed allegedly going the wrong way on Third Street near Van Buren Avenue. He allegedly failed the standard field sobriety test and admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana. A bag of marijuana was also allegedly found in his vehicle, which led to the additional charge of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, less than one ounce.

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in the mid-1980s in Oregon, and 556 seventhor ninth-grade boys and girls recruited in Iowa in the late 1980s and early 1990s. A self-report questionnaire measured participants’ emotions. Students were prompted about how frequently they experienced certain depressive systems. Those symptoms were then measured against the weather, time of year and place of residence. “We figured out the weather based on the time of year and where they were living,” Kerr said. Kerr said there might be a weak correlation between the seasons and depressive symptoms, but students should still take depressive symptoms seriously. Jeff Shaman, assistant professor of environmental health sciences at Columbia University and a co-author of the study, was rather surprised by the results. “It was somewhat of a conundrum,” said Shaman, a former OSU faculty member. “From what we thought previously, there was thought to be a significant seasonal variation in depressive symptoms. We didn’t find that.” This particular study took a different approach in comparison to previous studies on the subject. Rather than asking participants if they experienced depressive systems as the seasons changed, the study focused on whether depressive systems existed, and then compared it to the season and time of year. “It occurred to me that I had some data that could shed some unique light on this issue,” Kerr said. “That’s what inspired and excited me about it.” Vinay Ramakrishnan News reporter

Diversity Development, 1-2pm, Asian & Pacific Cultural Center. Learn what a musubi is and where it originated from while enjoying this delicious snack with us!

Tuesday, Nov. 5 Meetings ASOSU Senate, 7pm, MU 211. ASOSU weekly Senate meeting. OSU Sales Club, 7-8pm, Bexell 412. General meeting. For students interested in sales this is a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, grow your network, learn and practice sales skills and stand out to employees.

Events Pride Center, 2-3pm, Pride Center. Crafternoons. Experience a new crafting adventure each week as we litter the Pride Center with glitter!

Wednesday, Nov. 6 Meetings ASOSU House of Representatives, 7pm, MU 211. ASOSU weekly House meeting. College Republicans, 7pm, StAg 106. Come by for friendly discussion of political events, club activities and educational debates. All are welcome. Student Incidental Fees Committee (SIFC), 7-9pm, Upper Classroom at Dixon. General Meeting. Good Vibrations, Aural Sensations, 2-3pm, Pride Center. Join in on our jam session in a safe and inclusive environment! Bring your instruments and sheet music.

Speakers Women’s Center, Noon-1pm, Women’s Center. Mental Wellness Series. Dr. Judy Neighbours will discuss “Sexual violence and survivor support.”

Thursday, Nov. 7 Events International Students of OSU (ISOSU), 5pm, International Resource Center in the MU. The Danger of a Single Perspective - Developing your Global Lens. Interact with international and globally-minded, local students in a round table discussion about individual global norms, traditions and differences happening and concerning OSU students. Pride Center, 1:30-2:30pm, Pride Center. Tea Sampling with Topics. Discuss, make friends. Queer your tea! • 541-737-3383

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Trick-or-treating for coins, not candy Members of Kappa Delta Chi sorority will set out on Halloween trick-or-treating for donations By Courtney Gehring THE DAILY BAROMETER

As dusk begins to settle over Corvallis and children fill the streets in pursuit of candy, members of Kappa Delta Chi will be in pursuit of coins. All week long, members of the Kappa Delta Chi sorority have been braving the cold mornings with small orange cardboard boxes, beckoning students to empty their pockets of loose change for the less fortunate children in the world. “We’re trying to fundraise money to go straight to UNICEF to help provide water, protein for biscuits, supplies and water kits for needy children,� said Laura

Galindo, a sophomore studying political science and member of the Kappa Delta Chi sorority. The United Nations International Children’s Fund sent the members of Kappa Delta Chi 30 coin donation boxes to set up around campus and take trickor-treating. The sorority hopes to raise at least $100 for UNICEF. The UNICEF foundation fights for the survival and development of the world’s most vulnerable children and protects their human rights. Money earned through UNICEF helps to reduce the number of the world’s children who die from preventable causes due to severe poverty and corrupt governments. On Halloween, members of Kappa Delta Chi and the Oregon State community will set out into Corvallis to trick-or-treat. Kappa Delta Chi is a multicultur-

al, newly established sorority on campus. They are welcoming community members to join them in their quest to raise money for UNICEF by stopping by their table in the Memorial Union quad with spare change or joining them to trick-or-treat. “This is a fun event that provides bonding time while doing service,� said Katlyn Taylor, president of Kappa Delta Chi sorority. The members of Kappa Delta Chi and Oregon State community will meet in the Kerr Administration Building parking lot at 6 p.m. on Halloween and go out into the Timberhill neighborhoods to trickor-treat for donations.

By Phil Wright

HERMISTON — Crime this week has Hermiston police hopping. Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston said multiple suspects are now in jail on unrelated cases, including two burglaries on a usually quiet street. Edmiston said Moore Avenue has a low crime rate, but two men — Refugio Hernandez Campos and Russell Clarence Proctor — targeted residences there. “Two in a short period of time is alarming, but I don’t think there are ties between Campos and Proctor that we’re aware of,� Edmiston said. Police connected Proctor, 37, of 710 N.W. Seventh St., Irrigon, to a burglary and theft of a 2012 Chevrolet Impala, a $1,200 television, jewelry worth $1,000 and more from a residence on the 100 block of West Moore Avenue. The crime happened between Friday at 8 a.m. and Monday at 4 p.m.. Police in Umatilla caught Proctor in the Impala

at about 11 p.m. Monday on the 1500 block of Sixth Street. Proctor also had the TV, most of the jewelry and items the owner hadn’t realized were missing at the time of the report. The crime remains under investigation. Police found a fingerprint at the scene, Edmiston reported, and the Oregon State Police crime lab is processing that. Proctor is in the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton, on charges of vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, first-degree theft and possession of methamphetamine. Hermiston police Tuesday investigated a burglary that happened between 4-7 p.m. at a residence on the 600 block of Moore Avenue and involved the theft of jewelry, electronics and other items. Then around 9:45 at night police received a call about a break-in at the residence — this time an occupant detained a man until cops arrived. Officers arrested Campos, 43, of 690 S.W. Ninth St., No. 25, Hermiston, and tied him

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to the earlier burglary. Police said he returned to retrieve property he hid. Campos was booked into the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton, for first-degree burglary, theft and attempted burglary and second-degree criminal mischief and trespass. Edmiston called Campos brazen for the burglary and for returning to get the goods. Police also arrested Campos for two counts of seconddegree theft and two counts of unlawful entry into a motor vehicle for breaking into cars Saturday around Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 565 W. Hermiston Ave., Hermiston. Police also nabbed two older teens who spray-painted graffiti at five location on the east side of town. Omar Rubio, 18, of 816 S.E. 15th St., Pendleton, and Jose Garcia, 19, of 650 N. Lucy St., Stanfield, also are in the Umatilla County Jail for first-degree criminal mischief, five counts of applying graffiti and possession of a graffiti implement. Rubio also faces charges of felon in possession

of a weapon and carrying a concealed weapon. And police arrested Audrey Lynn Harshman, 33, of 425 E. Elm Ave., Hermiston, for second-degree theft, possession of methamphetamine and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Edmiston reported Harshman stole merchandise from Maurice’s clothing store, 894 S. Highway 395, Hermiston. Officers also arrested James Riley, 27, a transient who was with Harshman, on a warrant. And Harshman may have stolen clothing from other stores, according to the report, so the investigation continues. Officers Tuesday morning arrested Liliana Orozco Perez, 38, of 1215 S.W. 11th St., No. 91, Hermiston, for first-degree criminal mischief. A caller told police Perez took the Jaguar symbol from her car, scratched the paint and broke the tail lights. Edmiston said it was a busy start to the week.

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A 53-year-old woman died in a fatal house fire, seen here photographed Tuesday in Battle Ground, Wash.

B.G. home burns; woman found dead inside By Emily Gillespie THE COLUMBIAN

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. — A 53-year-old woman was found dead inside her Battle Ground manufactured home that was engulfed in flames Monday night. Penny Davis died from smoke inhalation, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office. She’s listed in county property records as the owner of the residence. Clark County Fire & Rescue was dispatched to 300 S.W. Seventh Ave. at 11:24 p.m. and arrived to find the single-wide manufactured home “fully involved,” according to Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy. Firefighters attacked the fire and knocked down the flames and then quickly searched the residence, where they found

SHELTER n Continued from page 1 employee who will work weekends. The paid employee is responsible for staying awake throughout the night. The volunteer will have a bed provided to him or her. The organizers behind the operation stress the need for volunteers and are looking to OSU students. Power suggested students can come in, use the Wi-Fi and pull all-nighters while volunteering — or just sleep. She’s also looking to the Greek community to volunteer. Already, volunteers from OSU professor Leslie Richards’ families and poverty course have signed up. Richards is an assistant professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Richards’ students helped set up and make the beds. “We’re getting wonderful support from OSU,” Powers said. “(But) we need to generate a little more interest.” Volunteers are encouraged to bring

Davis, who had already died. While the house was only a few blocks from the Clark County Fire & Rescue’s Battle Ground station, other factors made the blaze difficult. “It was a single-wide, older manufactured home, and they burn notoriously hot and fast because of the lightweight construction,” Dawdy said. He said that the house also was cluttered, which added fuel to the blaze and made it “that much harder to extinguish.”The most probable cause of the fire was improper use of a wood stove, according to Clark County Assistant Fire Marshal Richard Martin. Martin said that part of the problem appeared to be that there were items stored close to the stove. The damage estimate to the structure and contents was estimated at $80,000.

healthy snacks like fruit, cheese and crackers in the evening and yogurt for the morning. “They don’t have much of a kitchen here,” said Paul Vecchi, the coordinator of volunteers for Good Samaritan Church. Vecchi is responsible for recruiting volunteers. He also said some volunteers might bring casseroles and other hot, homemade dishes. Apart from OSU volunteers, the Corvallis community is encouraged to help out. Co-pastors Bonnie and Jim Parr Philipson are excited to help host the shelter. “This was the niche right now with single women,” Bonnie Parr Philipson said. “This location is right downtown, which I think will be more convenient for the client.” The Cold Weather Shelter for Women held an open house Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Megan Campbell

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EVENTS n Continued from page 1 “Night of the Living Dead” and “Revolt of the Zombies.” Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for general admission. Restaurant and bar events: • Nectar Creek Honeywine Halloween Party, Crowbar, 7-11 p.m. The Crowbar is hosting a costume contest, raffle prizes and tasting from Nectar Creek Honeywine mead. This event is free and open to those 21 and older. • Halloween Extravaganza, Impulse Bar and Grill, 9 p.m. The fourth annual, four-day Halloween bash began Monday evening and lasts through Halloween night until 1 a.m. This ongoing event is free and those 21 and older are welcome. • St e v e Hu n t e r’s Psychedelicious Halloween Special, Bombs Away Cafe, 10


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SALEM — Oregon should create a more direct link between teacher evaluations and their pay, as well as license renewal and professional development, a national education advocacy group recommends. “Our concern is that we’re not just measuring teachers just for the sake of measuring teachers,” said Sandi Jacobs, vice president for the National Council on Teacher Quality. “What are you going to do with that information?” A report released today by the organization examines 11 policy areas such as tenure, student teaching placements and layoffs. States should connect these areas to teacher evaluations, the organization’s report states. Oregon and a dozen or so other states have not connected their evaluations to any of those areas. Jacobs said the report is a companion to an annual State Teacher Policy Yearbook, which gave Oregon a D- for its teacher preparation policies. Included in the recommendations: Ensure districts use teacher evaluation results in determining professional development needs and activities. Require that districts consider class performance as a factor during layoffs. Make aggregate school-level data about teacher performance publicly available. Require that teachers who receive even one unsatisfactory evaluation be placed on structured improvement plans focused on areas that directly connect to student learning. State education officials said school districts are implementing more rigorous teacher evaluations this year, which incorporate core teaching stan-

p.m. This event is $5 and will feature the bands Pstimulus Package, Wups and a surprise guest. • Halloween Wine Tasting, Wine Styles, 5:30-7:30 p.m. For those 21 and over, Wine Styles is hosting a relaxing tasting, away from the traditional Halloween activities. • Halloweird, Cloud & Kelly’s, 10 p.m. Dubbed “A Secret Society Production,” DJs will perform all night for the Halloween festivities. Free and open to those 21 and older. For the active: • Halloween Costume Ride, Covered Bridge on Campus Way, 8 p.m. The Corvallis Bicycle Collective will lead a bike ride in costume on Halloween night. The free ride begins at the Covered Bridge on Campus Way and is open to those 21 and older.

dards to improve student academic growth and learning. Oregon is already starting to do some of what the report recommends. Theresa Richards, the director of educator effectiveness at the Oregon Department of Education, said the state has identified resources to improve teacher quality including the creation of a a network to ensure educators have the mentoring, professional development and training they need. “We are absolutely moving in a forward direction to improve teaching in our state, which ultimately improves student achievement,” Richards said. The core teaching standards, for example, outline what teachers should do to improve student achievement — such as personalized learning for diverse learners and engaging students in more critical thinking and problem solving. Teacher evaluations also are being tied to professional growth such as self-reflection and setting goals. But for personnel decisions, she said, it’s up to school districts to decide exactly how teacher evaluations will be used in contract renewals and layoffs. Salem-Keizer School District Superintendent Sandy Husk said the National Council on Teacher Quality report can be used to see what other states are doing to improve their teacher evaluations and how it’s linked to student achievement. Still, she wants to see more data and research backing up the recommendations. “I think there are some good logical recommendations that would benefit from some further discussion,” Husk said.

ASOSU n Continued from page 1 constituency groups, as well as potential solutions to the issue. If propelled to the status of an amendment, the change would likely add constituency groups to the House alone, not the Senate. Speaker of the House Thomas Bancroft also encouraged greater representative involvement in the OSU community. Bancroft encouraged the creation of new business for next week, suggesting representatives actively engage with the student body and collaborate with task force directors. Representatives also addressed the need to gather support and sponsors for the resolution regarding the divestment of fossil fuels. Representatives volunteered to contact organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers, College Republicans and National Society of Black Engineers. Potential new legislation for next week involves SafeRide stipends and statute updates. The next House of Representatives meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Memorial Union 211. All students are welcome to attend. Tori Hittner

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Sophomore goalie Sammy Jo Prudhomme has been an important presence in OSU’s backline in 2013 By Grady Garrett THE DAILY BAROMETER

Sammy Jo Prudhomme said last Friday was the best birthday of her life. Why wouldn’t it be? Oregon State’s sophomore goalie celebrated turning 20 by recording her third consecutive shutout, helping OSU pull off an upset of then-No. 12 Cal at Paul Lorenz Field. This weekend, Prudhomme is hoping to have the best homecoming of her life when OSU faces No. 2 UCLA and USC in Los Angeles. Prudhomme, an Aliso Viejo, Calif., native, is the only player on OSU’s roster who hails from Southern California. As a senior at Aliso Niguel High School, she started at keeper for a team that finished the season ranked No. 1 in the nation by OSU head coach Linus Rhode said Prudhomme was considered one of the best goalkeepers in her class. “When we saw her play in club soccer, she was definitely one of the top goalkeepers out there,” Rhode said. “What we liked about her was she had the talent, but she also had huge upside.” Nearby powerhouse UCLA recruited Prudhomme “heavily,” she said. But the Beavers were in need of a goalkeeper to replace four-year starter Colleen Boyd, the program’s all-time leader in shutouts and goals-against average. “I felt like I’d rather go to a place that needs me,” Prudhomme said. “UCLA has a lot of really, really good players. I felt like Oregon State was more of a team I could help immediately.” So she committed to OSU and, as a freshman, entered last season in a competition with junior Audrey Bernier-Larose for the starting keeper gig.

Prudhomme became the Beavers’ full-time starter midway through the season and her performance justified the coaches’ decision. She finished first in the Pac-12 in saves per match (6.46) and second in save percentage (.832) en route to being named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team. This season, Prudhomme ranks second in the conference in saves (79) and has recorded five shutouts, despite the Beavers having a much less experienced backline than last year, when Prudhomme recorded four shutouts. “Sammy has definitely grown quite a bit,” said assistant coach Michelle Voiland, who works with the team’s goalkeepers. “She’s a natural competitor, a natural gamer. “She has a lot of confidence in herself and her teammates. I don’t think she’s ever been nervous; if she is, you don’t notice. That’s important for the goalkeeper to provide that security for the team.” One reason for Prudhomme’s growth, she said, was the fact that she played with a semi-pro team in Los Angeles during the summer. “That was really good for me,” Prudhomme said. “Those are some of the best players in the country. I think that really improved my staying focused for an entire 90 minutes, honing in on my technique and stuff.” Rhode said Prudhomme has improved her kicking and leadership, the latter of which has been particularly vital considering OSU’s starting backline has recently consisted of two sophomores and two freshmen. “Her organization of the backline has been great,” Rhode said. “And in big moments in games, she makes big saves.” Prudhomme collected 15 saves total during her recent three-game shutout streak, which came to an end with OSU’s 4-1 loss to Stanford on Sunday. The Beavers won all three of those games by one goal. “When it comes to the games, not only does she make the saves she needs to make, she also See PRUDHOMME | page 6

Riley, USC have long history Oregon State head coach Mike Riley has been linked to the Trojans many times throughout his career

coach Lane Kiffin was fired a little more than a month ago on Sept. 28. Over the past three games, USC has played with defensive line coach Ed Orgeron as the interim head coach. Orgeron, who has been with the Trojans By Mitch Mahoney for three years, is still very much aware of THE DAILY BAROMETER Head coach Mike Riley has a long, storied the struggles that plague USC when they history with the University of Southern play in Corvallis. During practices this week, the Trojans California. have played chainsaw sounds to get used With the Trojans coming to Corvallis on to what they’ll hear when they enter Reser Friday, that history has been rehashed with Stadium. a few new wrinkles. Meanwhile, the Beavers have employed USC consistently fields a talented and a similar tactic. competitive team. This season, however, the “We’ve been lifting weights to one of Trojans are in a bit of a state of flux. Head the Trojan songs,” Riley said, “That’s our counter-move to the chainsaw.” It will be the first time OSU and USC have played since 2010, when the Beavers won 36-7. That game was USC’s worst loss against the Beavers in nearly a century. It was also the third consecutive time the Beavers beat the Trojans at home, and the third time as underdogs. In 2008, the No. 1-ranked Trojans were favored by 25 points, but ended up losing, 27-21. In 2006, the No. 3-ranked Trojans were upset by the unranked Beavers, 33-31. “It’s been a credit to their program that those are big games like that,” Riley said. “It’s a big deal when you can beat them. It’s a big deal for anybody’s program to beat them.” This year is flipped, though. This year, the Trojans are the underdogs. Even though OSU is favored and Riley has accrued a reputation for beating USC in Reser Stadium, he isn’t overlooking the Trojans. “(Those games) have no bearing on this game,” Riley said. “Most guys weren’t in those games and don’t even know. Our jackie seus | THE DAILY BAROMETER team is going to face a very talented team Head coach Mike Riley looks on from the on Friday night.” n

sideline against Hawaii on Sept. 7.

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Sophomore goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme makes a leaping save against Arizona on Oct. 11.

Meeks kicks off wrestling season for OSU Junior Taylor Meeks, ranked No. 1 in nation in 197-pound weight class, wrestles at All-Star Classic this weekend

season begins. He’s slated to face Scott Schiller, who finished with an overall record of 29-7 for Minnesota last season. He was a 2012-13 All-American, finished in second place at the Big Ten Championships and in fifth By Andrew Kilstrom place, behind Meeks, at the NCAA Championships. THE DAILY BAROMETER Meeks, from Orting, Wash., made a big leap last Last season, Taylor Meeks finished the season year after finishing with an overall record of 20-11 with a 37-6 overall record, won the 197-pound in his redshirt freshman campaign. He qualified weight class Pac-12 Championship and finished for the NCAA Championships in 2012, but didn’t fourth at the NCAA Championships. advance past the second round. The wrestling world took notice, as InterMat Seniors Scott Sakaguchi (149-pound weight ranked the junior No. 1 in the 197-pound weight class) and RJ Pena (157-pound weight class) had class in the entire nation. chances to make this weekend’s All-Star Classic, The No. 1 ranking also earned Meeks a spot but weren’t invited. in the All-Star Classic, NCAA wrestling’s premier See MEEKS | page 6 tournament that takes place before the regular n


Junior Taylor Meeks gets ready for his match against Stanford on Jan. 19. Meeks is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the 197-pound weight class by InterMat going into the regular season.

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Oregon State saw its RPI ranking drop lower than it’s been since Pac-12 play started after losing to SDSU on Sunday By Grady Garrett THE DAILY BAROMETER

The Oregon State men’s soccer team has the upcoming weekend off from games. The Beavers (7-7-2, 0-5-2 Pac-12) are coming off a trip to Southern California in which they tied No. 4 UCLA, 1-1, on Friday and lost to San Diego State, 2-0, on Sunday. Some bye-week notes: • RPI watch: The Beavers dropped 10 spots to 79th in the latest RPI rankings. For the second time in as many weeks, the RPI-killer was a loss to San Diego State. The Aztecs (5-8-1, 2-4-1), who checked in at 68th in this week’s RPI rankings, have yet to defeat a team (besides OSU, twice) currently ranked higher than 88th in RPI rankings. OSU’s RPI is the lowest it has been since beginning conference play four weeks ago. • Struggling offense: After totaling 13 shots on goal versus UCLA and SDSU in Corvallis two weekends ago, the Beavers managed a total of just four shots on goal in Southern California last weekend. OSU’s one shot on goal versus SDSU on Sunday was a season-low. The Beavers entered the game averaging 5.9 shots on goal per contest, while the Aztecs’ opponents had averaged 5.8 shots on goal. • Lineup notes from last weekend’s games: Junior Borce Atanasov, who had been used as a substitute the previous four games, made his first two career conference starts. Against SDSU, senior Daniel Van Vleet and junior Jackson

Groves were inserted into the starting lineup for the first time in several weeks. Junior Chase Raskosky made his first two conference appearances of the season, playing 17 minutes versus UCLA and 16 versus SDSU. He was credited with an assist on Arbogast’s goal, as was junior Mike Reckmeyer. Freshman Zach Striar played 18 minutes versus SDSU on Sunday. He entered the game having made two conference appearances totaling five minutes. • OSU’s conference struggles, by the numbers: - 14: Conference games the Beavers have played, dating back to last season, since picking up their last conference win (Oct. 7, 2012 at SDSU). - 7: Years since OSU was winless through seven conference games. - 351:58: Minutes of conference play in which OSU has trailed its opponent. - 302:51: Minutes of conference play in which OSU has been tied with its opponent. - 15:11: Minutes of conference play in which OSU has led its opponent (all versus UCLA on Oct. 18). vinay bikkina | THE DAILY BAROMETER - 4: Goals OSU has scored in seven conference games. Stanford, owner of the next-lowest Freshman Ole Sandnes tries to keep a UCLA defender in front of him in Oct. 18’s tie against total in the Pac-12, has scored six goals in five the No. 4 Bruins. conference games. • Pac-12 standings Even if the Beavers were to win out, they The Beavers will finish the regular season with 1. Washington (14 points) would finish no higher than fourth place. three games at home: 2. Cal (13) • OSU statistical leaders: - Nov. 8: vs. No. 1 Cal at 1 p.m. (TV: Pac-12 3. UCLA (12) Networks) - Goals: Khiry Shelton (4) 4. SDSU (7) - Nov. 10: vs. Stanford at 1 p.m. - Assists: Borce Atanasov (4) 5. Stanford (4) - Points: Shelton (9) - Nov. 17: vs. No. 3 Washington at 11 a.m. (TV: Pac-12 Networks) 6. OSU (2) - Shots: Atanasov (28) - Shots on goal: Atanasov (14) Every team except Cal and Stanford has Grady Garrett, sports reporter - Saves: Matt Bersano (76) played seven conference games. The Bay Area On Twitter @gradygarrett schools have played five conference games each. • What’s to come:

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Sophomore goalie Sammy Jo Prudhomme makes a save against Arizona State on Oct. 13.


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her career has in store. “I think (this season and last season) is going to help a ton,” comes up in the big situations and Prudhomme said. “Not just me, but makes saves to keep us in the game,” (sophomores) Gwen (Bieck) and Voiland said. Laura (Rayfield) and all of our freshPrudhomme still has two more men. It’s going to help us going forseasons of eligibility, and already ward for being leaders on the team.” ranks fourth in program history in Grady Garrett, sports reporter career shutouts (nine) and sixth in career saves (163). On Twitter @gradygarrett She’s excited for what the rest of

• Several players have sustained minor injuries over the last two weeks, some of whom may be held out of Friday’s matchup with the University of Southern California. • Head coach Mike Riley was still unsure on Wednesday about sophomore tight end Caleb Smith and senior defensive tackle John Braun. Smith is nursing an ankle injury while Braun hurt his shoulder. The decisions for both will probably be made on Friday. • Senior wide receiver Kevin Cummings had wrist surgery on Tuesday and was watching practice on Wednesday with his right arm in a sling. Senior Micah Hatfield and freshman Malik Gilmore will compete for the role of replacing Cummings. • Senior linebacker DJ Alexander participated in a portion of practice before sitting out the last part with ice on his shoulder. Riley guessed he would be limited in the game but should suit up and play. • USC has been practicing this week while playing a replica of Oregon State’s chainsaw sound bite that is played before third downs. Riley said after practice Wednesday that the weight room speakers have been playing “Conquest,” which USC plays after every score and victory in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Josh Worden, sports reporter

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MEEKS n Continued from page 5 Sakaguchi and Pena, along with Meeks, will lead an Oregon State team that has high hopes, entering the season ranked No. 6 in the nation. It’s the OSU’s highest preseason ranking in head coach Jim Zalesky’s tenure. InterMat has Sakaguchi ranked No. 2 in the 149pound weight class behind Oklahoma’s Kendric Maple, and ranked Pena No. 5 in the 157-pound weight class. Sakaguchi, Pena and Meeks

FOOTBALL n Continued from page 5 OSU has played the role of “Giant Killers” in this series, but for Riley, the history with USC is close to the vest. In 1993, Riley was the Trojans’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He later became their assistant head coach. Riley was part of USC’s staff for four years. During those years, USC won a Pac-10 title outright, shared another and was second once. The Trojans won three bowl games during Riley’s tenure.

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Halloween: Beaver holiday


his weekend’s going to be crazy. It’s not technically a long weekend, but it’s Halloween, and Friday is the morning after Halloween. Friday is also the day the University of Southern California will come to Reser Stadium to play the Beavers. On-campus parking will be restricted for most of the day, with specific lots set aside for game-day parking. Game-day parking that will be needed, considering that this is the first time USC will play the Beavers since 2010. In the past 13 years, the two teams only played each other a total of five times. Add to that the size of USC’s fan base and fan participation, and the fact that they’ve only beat the Beavers in Reser Stadium once since the turn of the millennium, and we know that Friday’s game is going to be insane. With the game and the inevitable Halloween fallout, we know better than to expect a lot of students to show up to class on Friday. Even with the incentives being offered for those choosing to take public transit to campus that day — those $1 coupons will be being weighed against some pretty hefty hangovers. And it’s the beginning of Dad’s Weekend. A holiday, a big game being covered by ESPN2, Dad’s Weekend — this might even be the biggest weekend of our school year. Especially with all the dads converging on campus and going out on the town with their college-student children. This weekend will probably be amazing — but only as long as we keep in mind that we’re legally adults now. Any shenanigans we get up to, and get charged for, will follow us for the rest of our lives. Especially since the new, stricter enforcement of the Oregon State University student code of conduct. The new enforcement of the code of conduct means convictions — even if those convictions aren’t in Corvallis — will impact our lives at school. Not to mention our chances of employment after graduation. We didn’t find any reputable statistics about the increase of shenanigans, tomfoolery and/or crime on Halloween. However, it seems like it’s just common sense to expect an increase of alcohol-related offenses on a day anticipated and famous for, among college students, its costume parties overflowing with alcohol. And for its drunken, passed out, costumed college students littering the sidewalks after dark falls. Halloween is basically made for us. As OSU students and Beaver fans, it is our holiday. The whole country is decked out in our colors. Enjoy it. But don’t be stupid about it.


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oday is Halloween, a magical day where excuses run rampant. On this night, girls are encouraged to dress in outfits that would shame Victoria’s Secret models, and everyone drinks as much as they want, legally or not. However, if you’d like to enjoy your time — and maybe even remember the fun you had — there are other opportunities out there when it comes to fun on Halloween night. It’s not an either/or. You don’t have to choose between being a shut-in or going crazy. If you want to party, do it right. Why not ditch the sex and booze to have a bonfire or mock cheesy horror movies instead? Even if you don’t like scary movies, these kind of movies border on comedy anyway. The only thing you’d regret from that type of party would be eating too much candy corn. It’s appalling to find out what college students expect from Halloween


Scottaline parties. It’s just as bad looking at all the strategies on the Internet that focus on being responsible in irresponsible settings. On, one of the top two pieces of advice is to “hook up with someone before you are drunk” because, they say the combination of beer goggles and Halloween costumes is a bad one, and that the worst possible result is “much guilt and regret the next morning.” Bravo, You’re right, the worst thing that could happen to you in that situation is hooking up with an uggo, not: getting diseases, hurting someone, mak-

ing snap decisions that negatively affect people’s lives. The number of unsafe and stupid decisions happening on college campuses around Halloween is astounding. According to, a website for a law firm representing injured people, “In 2011, 38 percent of fatalities on Halloween night occurred in a crash involving a driver or a motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher.” We’ve heard it before — but when your judgement is clouded, you are not the only one being affected by it. U.S. News Education wrote, “One simple but often understated aspect of college drinking is that college students always have a choice about how much alcohol to consume and when to consume it.” Bottom line: There are plenty of fun things to do on Halloween that don’t include drinking or alcohol poisoning. Plus, we may think that

this is a time fully separate from real adulthood, but the things we do now will most definitely carry over to our future, whether it’s in minor or major ways. I’m not against drinking. I’m against how people abuse alcohol and manipulate it to gain status or use it as an escape from their lives. This idea that we have to base every get-together or holiday around drinking is a farce and a digression from what “party” used to mean to us: people getting together for the sake of enjoying one another’s company. You don’t have to be lame and excommunicate the world on Halloween night — but thinking about your choices, and who you’ll be hanging out with, is never a bad idea. It may even result in having some real, memorable fun this Halloween. t

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Trick-or-treating, threats behind commercialization of Halloween


hen it comes to commercialized holidays, Halloween doesn’t really get a whole lot of press. It’s sort of like the little sibling to the winter holidays, and has to duke it out with Thanksgiving for autumn celebration. It’s only one night every year, with the occasional emotional build up of fake zombies in the yard and ways to scare kids when they come to your

Celtic celebration of Samhain in the Gaelic culture, which was essentially a festival honoring the harvest of the Cassie summer and the preparation for winter. According to a website about the door for candy. As a result, it’s not history of Halloween, the ancient quite the cash cows that Christmas Gaelic culture believed that the last day of October was a day when the or Valentine’s Day are. But it still holds some kind of boundaries between the living world and the realm of the dead overlapped. enchantment over us. Halloween began with the ancient On this day, they thought the


dead would return to life and “cause havoc,” ruin crops and make people sick. As a result, people donned costumes mimicking the evil spirits to appease them. The concept of trick-or-treating is exactly what it sounds like, essentially, “Give me what I want, or I’ll vandalize your property.” Trick-or-treating See RUUD | page 8

Letter to the Editor Economics background, not education

Master Plan needs revisions President Ed Ray’s plan to expand Oregon State University’s enrollment over the next several years is going to be a tight fit. The housing issue has already gotten press, I get it. The Valley Library now feels like finals week every week, as students roam the hallways in search of the endangered vacant studying area. Spaces in the library are seeking student feedback for redesign, a Band-Aid solution for what will become a hemorrhaging issue. Dixon Recreation Center is relying on students to take charge of any expansion with “no resources at this time to pay for this project.” Bikes are locked three deep or to themselves — it tends to rain a bit during the school year, not like summer thunderstorms in Ohio, so covered bike racks are great, but also rare. Ray’s background is in economics and by expanding international enrollment numbers he has been able to capitalize on the high cost of tuition afforded by members of the international community. As they have every right to and for whatever reason, I would bet that more often than not, international students return to their country of origin, thus taking with them their American education. This policy in the long run is akin to Reagan’s move to bolster the U.S. financial sector — at the demise of manufacturing. Craving the short term boost in the bottom line will continue to undermine and devalue the American education system, not to mention Oregon’s economy. OSU’s Campus Master Plan is set to expire in 2015, and I have neither the time nor the energy to review it, but from the looks around campus: the gauntlet that Campus Way has become, the lack of studying, recreation and transportation(bike) space... The Master Plan could use some revision, as well as the air in Ray’s sixth floor office. Ethan Andrew McCoy


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Suspect charged in house blaze Sixth-grader accused in school gun case denied release By Joce DeWitt


Steve Judson remembers the knock on his door Sunday evening at his home near Fourth and River streets NE. When he answered, he saw a man across the street yelling for help and asking neighbors to call police. Judson looked beyond the tree in his front yard and saw the east side of a home engulfed in flames. He called 911, only to find that others had reported the fire before him. About a minute later, he said, emergency responders were on the scene of the house fire, on the 400 block of River Street NE. It was initially called in about 8:30 p.m. Lt. Dave Okada of the Salem Police Department said Tuesday that no one was injured in the fire. The Red Cross reported four people were displaced and the agency assisted them by providing food, clothing and shelter. On Monday, police arrested a man, believed to be a resident of the house, suspected of intentionally setting the fire, reportedly as a suicide attempt. Justin Lee Marsh, 31, was arraigned Tuesday in Marion County Circuit Court on three counts of arson and two counts of recklessly endangering another person. A probable cause statement, which establishes grounds for Marsh’s arrest, indicated that he rents the single-family residence, and he sublets to two others, who were at home at the time of the fire. According to the statement: Marsh initially told officers responding to the fire that he




Fencing surrounds a house that burned down on River Street NE. Police say a resident lit the fire as a suicide attempt. had been burning candles in the house because the power had been shut off. During an argument with his estranged wife, he angrily threw objects around the room that may have hit the candles and started the fire. He told police that although his actions may have started the fire, he did not intentionally burn the house down. Marsh later told police that while arguing with his wife on the night of the fire, he staged a suicide attempt by lying in bed and holding a lighter to the bedding to see if his wife would save him. When his wife left in a vehicle, he chased after her on foot, and when he came back the glow of the fire was visible in his bedroom window. He said that as the house burned, he considered walking inside and allowing himself to be killed. The statement said Marsh has a history of threatening to commit suicide: On Sept. 23, he reportedly poured gasoline on his head. Deputy District Attorney Brendan Murphy asked



Marion County Circuit Judge Donald Abar in court to consider no bail on Marsh’s case. Marsh was suicidal and homicidal and tried to kill himself by burning down the home while other people were inside, Murphy said. Abar agreed to set no bail. According to a charging document filed with the court Tuesday, Marsh intentionally started the fire and it caused $25,000 to $50,000 damage. Okada of the Salem Police Department said there were no other suspects. The home on River Street was blocked off by metal fencing Tuesday afternoon. Investigators from Salem Fire were on scene, as well as a member of the Rapid Intervention Team. The roof had collapsed and was removed so authorities could continue their investigation. Judson has lived in the neighborhood for about two years and said it is a fairly nice area.

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VANCOUVER, Wash. — The sixth-grader accused of bringing a gun and more than 400 rounds of ammunition to Frontier Middle School erupted in a fit of cursing when a court commissioner ruled that he will remain in custody. New court documents also revealed that 11-year-old Quincy Tuttle may have had two potential victims instead of one and might have brought the gun to school two other times before he was caught. Prosecutors now plan to charge him with attempted murder and other crimes. Juvenile Court Commissioner Jennifer Snider denied Tuttle’s release Tuesday morning after reviewing a mental health evaluation. Snider said she was concerned for the safety of the community because Tuttle’s family had ignored the advice of mental health professionals in the weeks leading up to the incident. She also said Tuttle has anger management problems that intensify when authority figures give him instructions. After Snider announced her decision, Tuttle cursed at her, hunched over a table where defendants stand at the bench and refused to leave the courtroom. He was eventually escorted out of the courtroom by custody officers as he called the officers a variety of expletives. “Don’t (expletive) touch me,” he screamed. The case against Tuttle, a student at the school, drew national media attention Oct. 23 when he brought the handgun, ammunition and kitchen knives to the school, according to court documents. Police say he planned to shoot another student who had called his friend “gay,” according to an initial probable cause affidavit filed in court. But new

court documents revealed Tuesday that Tuttle may have wanted to shoot two students. A mental evaluation was ordered on Thursday but wasn’t completed in time for a Friday review hearing in front of Snider. That hearing was rescheduled and held Tuesday. Portland TV camera crews were posted inside and outside of the courtroom for the hearing, which was pushed to the end of the docket. The commissioner and attorneys reviewed the psychologists’ analysis of Tuttle during a recess. Tuttle has been in custody since Oct. 23, when police officers found a .22-caliber handgun and two loaded .22-caliber magazines in his front pants pocket, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court. Police said they found 463 rounds of ammunition, six large kitchen knives, a steak knife and a pair of two-way radios in his backpack. On Thursday, Court Commissioner Dayann Liebman found probable cause for charges of first-degree attempted assault, seconddegree unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a weapon at school. Prosecutors indicated in new court documents that they plan to charge him with first-degree attempted murder, theft of a firearm, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and three counts of possessing dangerous weapons on school grounds. Mental health treatment When Tuttle became angry, he had suicidal thoughts, for which he was treated throughout the month of October, said Deputy Prosecutor Rick Olson. Court psychologist Shirley Shen said Tuttle and his parents had contact with mental health professionals three times this month, prior to the incident. The mental health professionals told

the parents to secure their home, but nothing was done to follow that advice, Shen said. John Lutgens, Tuttle’s attorney, said Tuesday that Tuttle’s parents had disabled the firearms in their house and that the one Quincy Tuttle had taken to school wasn’t functioning. He didn’t say how the guns were disabled. Tuttle stole the weapons from his parents on Oct. 17, Olson said. The theft of the weapons was “calculated,” the prosecutor said. Tuttle told police that he thought about how to steal one of his dad’s guns for a couple of hours, according to court documents. He snuck into his parents’ bedroom to steal the gun when his parents went into the garage, the court documents say. He apparently toted the guns to school on Oct. 18, Oct. 21 and Oct. 23, Olson said. On Oct. 17, he told a friend that two schoolmates, whom he identified by name, “were going to die,” according to court documents. The next day, Tuttle brought the gun and knives to school and showed them to the friend, court documents say. Tuttle told the friend that he “was going to cut and shoot (the two students) on the upcoming Monday or Tuesday after school when the buses arrive to pick up the students so the staff and students could see it happen,” the court documents state. Tuttle’s plan was delayed because he couldn’t figure out how to shoot the gun, the friend told police. On Oct. 23, Tuttle was happy because he had figured out how to shoot the gun by disengaging the gun’s safety, the friend said, according to court documents. Tuttle told police that a voice told him the night of Oct. 22 to kill one of the two students named earlier as targets and then to kill himself, court documents say.

Timbers fans line up early for tickets to big game By Sergio Cisneros


PORTLAND — Single-game playoff tickets for the Timbers’ upcoming match went on sale Wednesday. Fans waited outside the JELD-WEN Field box office to buy some of the 2,000 tickets for sale. The Timbers finished the regular season at No. 1 in the Western Conference and qualified for the playoffs for the first time since entering Major League Soccer. The Timbers will face either the Seattle Sounders or the Colorado Rapids. Derek Espinoza is a season ticket holder who waited in line for over eight hours. He’s not sure which team he’d rather see the Timbers play. “You love knocking out your rival, Seattle, in the playoffs; it’d be so sweet to kick them out. But at the same time you don’t want them to win any games and that includes against Colorado,” he said.

RUUD n Continued from page 7 began with the tradition of beggars asking for sustenance — if they didn’t receive it, they pulled a vindictive prank on the offender, typically hiding farm tools or letting livestock out of pens. Samhain wasn’t the only fall festival that incorporated the undead. The ancient Aztec celebration, Dia de Los Muertos, is celebrated the day after Halloween. The first of November celebration focused on the concept of family. The general idea is that on this day, the spirits of all the loved ones who’ve passed from this world come back to cel-



Derek Espinoza is a season ticket holder who waited in line for more than eight hours. Fans began gathering outside the stadium at around 1:30 a.m. to buy playoff tickets for the Nov. 7 match.

ebrate with their families. The Aztecs believed that our world is actually a dream, and that when we die, we wake up from that dream and start to live in reality. When the colonizing Spaniards were unsuccessful in squashing this tradition, they renamed it “All Saints Day.” Nowadays, at least for university students, Halloween is a combination of childhood nostalgia and an excuse to party — or at least do something. In terms of commercialization, a paper from the Association for Consumer Research and Rutgers University, “Halloween as a Consumption Experience,” found that “a formerly religious festival has evolved into

a modern-day celebration of material gratification and identity creation/extension.” The paper also concluded that the new ritual aspects of the festival are mainly concerned with the purchasing of costumes and receiving money and candy. So yes, Halloween is commercialized. It’s something familiar made strange. But, provided people continue to celebrate it in any way, shape or form, the spirit of the celebration won’t die. Besides, if it does, it’ll probably rise from the grave, anyway. t

Cassie Ruud is a junior in English. The opinions

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

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