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MONDAY, APRIL 16 Human Dignity in the Age of Social Media

4-6 p.m. Memorial Union Journey Room The discussion will focus on developments in the public space and will broach the question of whether the United State and other countries are seeing an increase in extremist behaviors and ideologies. The panel will consist of Philipp Kneis of OSU School of Public Policy, Kara Ritzheimer of the School of History, Philosophy and Religion, Benita Blessing of School of Language, Culture and Society, and Allison Davis-White Eyes, Director of the Office of Diversity & Cultural Engagement.

TUESDAY, APRIL 17 2018 OSU Authors and Editors Events

6-7 p.m. Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave. Join OSU for the annual authors and editors event. Readings will be conducted by authors Brent Steel and Erika Allen Wolters, “When Ideology Trumps Science: Why We Question the Experts on Everything from Climate Change and Vaccinationism,” and Ehren Pflugfelder, “Communicating Mobility and Technology: A Material Rhetoric for Persuasive Transportation.” They will be followed by a discussion.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 Bedrock Lectures: Kyle Powys Whyte

10 a.m. Bexell Hall 412 The online series features leading scientists, attorneys, writers, community leaders, activists and artists. This week features Kyle Powys Whyte, an associate professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability at Michigan State University. He will share his lecture, “Indigenous Climate Justice and Fracking.”

Greenhouse Tours

1:30-3 p.m. Forest Sciences Lab, 3200 SW Jefferson Way Take a tour of the agricultural greenhouses and the Richardson lab to learn of forest biotechnology. The Forest Biotechnology Laboratory uses modern plant biotechnologies to help create environmentally suitable biotechnologies to aid in production of tree crops, including for renewable energy, wood, paper, ornamentals and fruit.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 Music a la Carte

Noon- 1 p.m. Memorial Union Main Lounge Music a la Carte presents Torrey Newhart Trio.


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COVER: (Right) Natalie Cornejo, a second-year digital communication arts and graphic design student, and (left) Antoine Hines, a fourth-year marketing student form the shape of a ribbon for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Photo illustration by Andrea Mitev.



The Beavers behind the dam Athletics Department aims to increase awareness of programs

ORANGE MED I A NETWORK ARCHI VES Reser Stadium is home to Oregon State University’s football team. OSU’s Athletics Department hosts a team of promoting, advertising and financial directors to market and prmote athletics at the university.

By ARIANNA SCHMIDT News Contributor Walking around Oregon State University, there is a good chance of hearing “Go Beavs.” What seems to have become a common phrase in Corvallis has become second nature to OSU students, faculty and staff. Why is this saying now a familiar trademark with the school and athletics programs attached to OSU? It’s all in the marketing. A team of promoting, advertising, ideation and financial directors share the responsibility of marketing and promoting athletics at the university. With fundraising help from OSU’s Foundation staff, the advertising and development of the Athletics Department led the way in advocating a strong message to the outside world about what Beaver Nation has to offer athletically. Steve Fenk, associate athletic director, said

the main responsibility of the marketing team is to drive attendance and the fan experience at games and events. “The Marketing team’s goal is to increase the awareness of our intercollegiate sports programs to that which drives attendance and interest, and ultimately generates revenue for the program,” Fenk said in an email. Steve Clark, vice president of university relations and marketing, said the athletics department has an operating budget annually of $82.7 million. The Athletics budget is managed internally by Athletics Department staff, but is part of the university’s overall budget and financial management. Ticket revenues from football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling provided $11.9 million in the 2016-2017 seasons. Revenues that support the athletics department budget come from a variety of sources, including funds from the Pac-

12 Conference and NCAA, ticket revenues,

advertising, sponsorship revenues and annual

We create sport-specific content and marketing plans for each of our sports that are communicated through different platforms. STEVE CLARK Vice President of University Marketing and Relations donations from fundraising.

“Intercollegiate Athletics adds significant

value to the overall student experience, as

well as the culture and success of Oregon State University,” Clark said via email. “For example, Athletics contributes to the university’s engagement with students, alumni, donors and the broader community.” Fenk said every student-athlete gives OSU permission to use images of them for promotional posters, social media and schedule cards by signing forms. The Marketing, Communications and Ideation teams, in conjunction with the specific sports program staff, select the student-athletes used in promotional work. “Intercollegiate Athletics by nature is a very diverse entity across the country,” Fenk said in an email. “Typically student-athletes are selected as good standing members of their respective teams (academically and

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NEWS Athletics, continued from page 3 socially), as well as athletic ability.” Janessa Thropay, a sophomore forward on the women’s basketball team, said it is logical that the more successful a sport is, the more promotion and attention is given in form of advertisements and promotionals. However, she can see why other sports could feel left out or don’t receive the same amount of support and encouragement. “I feel that OSU does a pretty good job as far as diversity and representing its studentathletes fairly in regards to race and gender,” Thropay said in an email. “I feel that women’s basketball is represented a fair amount, and we are happy with the recognition we have received for our accomplishments and overall success. In general, I feel that female sports do need to be promoted and recognized on a bigger scale.” Traditional advertising, as well as posters and social media posts, are all a part of promotional work done by the staff with OSU Athletics, Clark said. Branding principles within OSU Athletics allow for elements of advertising to be consistent over time, while content of advertising or a given promotion can be specific to a given sport or a specific Athletics Department message or promotional campaign. “We create sport-specific content and marketing plans for each of our sports that are communicated distributed through different platforms,” Clark said via email.

“We are doing a ticketing trial program for softball this season. We sold tickets at a swim meet last season against Stanford. We will continue to explore the expansion of ticketing for additional sports in the future where we believe it can add value.”

Football is Athletics’ greatest revenue maker, almost universally in Football Bowl Subdivision programs and particularly at the Power 5 Conference level. STEVE FENK Associate Athletics Director The amount of university funding allocated for Athletics is between $5.5 million and $7 million, but varies from year to year, Clark said. “While the university does provide some support to Athletics, the university receives tuition and fee revenue for the more than 500 student-athletes who would otherwise not attend OSU and, as a result, this revenue would likely not be received by the university. Football is the Athletics’ leader in terms of ticket sales and advertising revenue. Due to widespread popularity and media exposure,

football creates the most interest of any program, Fenk said. Football season brings alumni, fans and visitors together to embrace the opportunities OSU has to offer. On a financial note, football nearly generated a gross $33 million last fiscal year, supporting all of the other Athletics’ programs in some way. “You may have heard the term, the engine that drives the bus,” Fenk said in an email. “That’s what football is—the engine. Football is Athletics’ greatest revenue maker, almost universally in Football Bowl Subdivision programs and particularly at the Power 5 Conference level.” Additionally, Fenk said that ticketing prices for men’s and women’s basketball are based on market analysis. Factors that determine the ticket prices include popularity, demand, venue and success. “Our women’s basketball and baseball programs are tremendously successful and demand for tickets has never been as high at OSU,” Fenk said via email. “Our men’s basketball program also remains very strong in terms of interest and has among the richest traditions of any program in the country.”

Thropay said taking the time for promotional pictures of film segments for the women’s basketball team can be difficult to fit into an already packed daily schedule. She sets aside time to do so, simply because it is one of the demands of being a student-athlete at this level. “When I am used for advertising for OSU, I feel as though it is a part of my job as an OSU athlete,” Thropay said via email. “When accepting to come to Oregon State for women’s basketball, I was aware of these types of responsibilities being asked of me and I am happy to oblige to any requests or marketing that come my way.” Athletics is an important economic contributor, Clark said. Visitors to Corvallis for athletic events contribute an estimated $35 million annually, which in turn means a large positive impact on the local economy. “Intercollegiate Athletics adds significant value to the overall student experience, as well as the culture and success of Oregon State University,” Clark said. “For example, Athletics contributes to the university’s engagement with students, alumni, donors and the broader community.”

D EJAH GOBERT | ORANGE MED IA NETWORK Janessa Thropay is a sophomore forward for the Beavers’ women’s basketball team.



OSU reports sexual assault data to Clery Act By BROCK HULSE News Contributor

Under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, also known as the Clery Act, all colleges and universities who participate in federal aid programs are required to collect and disclose all reported crime statistics that occur on and next to all of their campuses. This information includes statistics on sexual assaults as well as statistics of other crimes for OSU and every other college campus in the United States, and is made public on the U.S. Department of Education’s Campus Safety and Security website. The collecting and reporting of this data has continued to be updated since the beginning of the requirement brought about under the Clery Act, Steve Clark, the OSU Vice President for University Relations and Marketing, said via email. “The Clery Act has been in existence since 1990 and has been updated to include the monitoring and reporting of additional crimes,” Clark said via email. One of these updates regarded the federal Violence Against Women Act Michele Spaulding, the Clery Compliance Manager for OSU said via email. “The federal VAWA was reauthorized to update, clarify and expand the rights afforded to campus survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking,” Spaulding said via email. “This legislation revised the categories of bias for hate crime

reporting adding gender identity and separating ethnicity and national origin into distinctive categories for reporting purposes.” Within the Clery Act, the U.S. Department of Education issues very specific instructions to high education institutions on how to classify and report statistics regarding crime type and the geography of where the crime may occur, Spaulding said via email. “The Department designates four geographic categories for which colleges and universities must provide crime statistics,” Spaulding said via email. “On-campus, on-campus student housing, non-campus and public property.” According to Spaulding, on-campus pertains to the physical campus itself, with the oncampus student housing statistics being a subset of the on-campus statistics, meaning that incidents that happen in on-campus student housing are reported in both categories. The non-campus and public property categories regard areas related to the university that are not on the main campus itself said Spaulding. “Non-campus properties include locations that the university owns or controls, but that are not contiguous to the main campus such as our forests, farms, recognized student organization properties and locations where our students travel for university-sponsored activities,” Spaulding said via email. “The public property category includes crimes that happen on the public streets surrounding campus… This means if a significant incident, such as a robbery happened two blocks from campus… it would not be reported in the

annual statistics because of the Clery Act’s geographic reporting requirements.” According to Spaulding, one of the things the collection, classification and reporting of OSU’s crime statistics allows for is the comparison of different universities safety. “It allows parents and students to compare the safety of universities and colleges across the nation,” Spaulding said via email. “Hopefully, this also increases student awareness of safety.” However, similar to the crimes close to but not within the geographic reporting requirements of the Clery Act, not all crimes will be reported. According the the Clery Center’s website, the Clery Act statistics do not always represent incidents shared with confidential resources on campus such as a counseling center. “Many survivors will share their stories with friends and family and may choose to not let others know,” Dr. Judy Neighbours, the Director of the Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center (SARC), said via email. “Many never tell anyone.” Not all incidents of gender based violence will be captured in the Clery reporting, Title IX reporting or confidential disclosures to SARC due to the reality that many survivors do not come forward and report their assault, with most reports saying only 10 to 15 percent of victims reporting their crimes, Neighbours said via email. “We need to create an environment that makes it safer for survivors to come forward and share their story,” Neighbours said via email. “Give their voice, without the fear of being blamed or disbelieved.”

what is the clery act? Jeanne Clery was 19 years old when she was raped and murdered in her college dormitory. Her parents, Connie and Howard Clery, worked to create the Jeanne Clery Act. The Clery Act requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to disseminate a public annual security report to employees and students every Oct. 1.

This graph displays a combination of the total forcible sexual offense crimes committed at each university per 5,000 students from 2014 through 2016. The Clery Act categorizes the data collected for rape and fondling within the category of forcible sexual offenses.



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In 2016, 15 incidents of sexual assault were reported to the Clery Act. Seven of these were fondling, categorized as “the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity,” according to the Clery website. Six of the 15 sexual assaults were categorized as rape. According to the Clery website, rape includes penetration of the vagina or anus with any body part or object. It also includes oral penetration by a sex organ of another person without the consent of the victim. The remaining two reported sexual assaults were categorized as statutory rape—non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person under the statutory age of consent, according to the Clery website. Oregon’s statutory age of consent is 18 years old, meaning individuals 17 or younger in Oregon cannot legally give consent to sexual activity, as stated by Oregon Age of Consent and Sexual Abuse Laws. These numbers reflect a growth in reported on-campus sexual assaults, as 9 were reported in 2014 and 13 in 2015.

on - campus student housing facilities The second category outlined in the Clery act is the On-Campus Student Housing Facilities. These facilities are defined by Clery as any student housing facility owned or controlled by the university, or located on the property that is owned or controlled by the institution, such as OSU residence halls or on-campus housing. In 2016, a total of 11 sexual assaults in this category were reported to Clery. Four were reported as rape, five as fondling and two as statutory rape. These reports also reflect an increase, as eight sexual assaults were reported in 2015 and nine in 2014.

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The noncampus category of Clery reflects any building or property owned or controlled by a university-recognized student organization, or any building or property owned or controlled by an institution in direct support, or related to, the institution’s educational purposes. At OSU, on-campus student housing facilities include Greek houses and agricultural or research facilities owned by the university. A total of 10 sexual assaults were reported to Clery in 2016 in noncampus facilities. Nine of these were reported as rape and one as fondling. In 2014, four sexual assaults were reported (two reports of rape and two fondling). In 2015, this number increased to 11, consisting of 10 rape reports and one fondling report.


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Resources provide support, assistance to survivors Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center By TIFFANI SMITH News Editor

M IRAN DA GRA CE CROWELL | OR ANG E MEDIA NETWOR K Judy Neighbours is the director of the Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center, which is located in Plageman Hall, Room 311. SARC provides survivors of sexual assault resources and options to assist them with their recovery process.

For Oregon State University students, faculty and staff who have experienced sexual assault, violence in their dating relationship or are being stalked, the Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center provides safe and confidential support, advocacy and assistance in their overall recovery process. SARC is dedicated to acting as the first point of contact for any survivor, said Judy Neighbours, the SARC director. The individuals at SARC help determine the best course of action based on individual survivors’ needs. “We help them feel safer by understanding what happened to them and how they have been impacted,” Neighbours said in an email. “We are there to help them with what they feel is important to them and to make their own choices about what they need.” Advocates within SARC can aid students with difficulties involving their academics, such as an inability to complete assignments or courses, Neighbours said. Additionally, they can inform survivors of the impact and effects

of reporting incidents to the university or to any law enforcement, accompany survivors to any meetings as requested and refer them to other resources. “We provide survivors the support and safety they need so that they can then decide how they want to move forward or identify what they might need to help them move forward,” Neighbours said via email. “Our main task is to give them back their control and empower them to do what they feel would help.” Neighbours said SARC also has a support group dedicated to survivors that meets within their office located in Plageman Hall, room 311 every Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m. This support group is open to all at OSU who are survivors of gender-based violence and provides them with connections to other individuals who have dealt with similar incidents so that they do not feel alone. “We won’t tell survivors what to do,” Neighbours said. “We will listen to them, believe them and support them in their choices. They usually know what will help and we can just facilitate that sometimes.”

Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence By TIFFANI SMITH News Editor

For individuals who have dealt with any form of sexual assault or domestic violence, the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence can offer 24/7 advocacy and support for any assistance that is needed. Located at 2208 SW 3rd St. in Corvallis, CARDV has served the Linn-Benton community, including students and faculty from Oregon State University for nearly 37 years. The leading service through CARDV is the Crisis and Support Hotline, a non-judgemental and confidential phone number individuals in need of verbal assistance can utilize, said Letetia Wilson, the CARDV executive director. Those who use the hotline are not required to provide their name or any further information that they do not wish to share. “Typically people say, ‘I got your number, I don’t know why I’m calling you,’ and we say, ‘That’s fine, just tell us a little about what’s going on and how we can help you,’ or “Tell us a little bit about your situation and we can see how we can help you,’” Wilson said. “So it’s really meant to be non-judgemental and from a peer standpoint that we never tell people what to do.” Wilson said that CARDV additionally has shelters that are available for all within the community to use as needed for any length of time. “We have two shelters in the community where we shelter individuals, families, people that need a safe place to go after they’ve experienced domestic violence or sexual assault,” Wilson said. “That could be 30 days

or longer, whatever they need to become self sufficient is our goal.” Within the area that CARDV covers, they work in conjunction with eight different law enforcement agencies to provide legal advocacy, such as assistance with the criminal justice system and protection orders, Wilson said. “They call us and we can go to people’s houses right after a domestic violence has happened, we can meet with them in a public place, they can come to us, they can come out to the shelter, whatever they need,” Wilson said. “That’s going to be the theme that you hear throughout all of our services—that we are just here to meet survivors’ needs. Whatever they need, we’re here for that. That’s in person, over the phone, whatever they need.” Employees of CARDV will also respond to requests from Sarah’s Place, a medical center based out of the Albany General Hospital, dedicated to the well-being of sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, Wilson said. The center is a stand-alone entity within the hospital with two exam rooms and only gives access to individuals who are involved in the process of helping survivors, ultimately in order to ensure confidentiality. “(When they are at Sarah’s Place), that might be the only time where someone is by themselves in the room with a doctor that they can actually talk about what’s going on in their house,” Wilson said. “We hope to develop better relationships with medical professionals so we can be there in that moment that if that’s the only time to talk about the violence in your home, we’re hoping we can be there.” Wilson said all CARDV employees that work directly with clients, referred to as advocates,

receive 160-hour, special on-the-job training in order to prepare them to aid the needs of survivors within the community. “I know it’s super scary to reach out. People reach out to their friends, family members, people they know, way before they come to us because if they don’t know us, they don’t know that we are just normal people like them that have specialized training and can help them talk about their relationship, help them reach safety,” Wilson said. “I would just remind them that this is peer support and that we are just their peers, here to help them.”

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events Dessert & Documentaries: Sexual Assault in Latinx Communities The Centro Cultural César Chávez Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. Story Circles on Machismo The Centro Cultural César Chávez Friday, April 20, 2-4 p.m. Denim Day Student Experience Center Plaza Tuesday, April 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Take Back the Night Sign and Button Making in Student Experience Center Lounge Thursday, April 26, 3-5 p.m. The Speakers, the March and the Speak-out Thursday, April 26, 7-9 p.m.

AJA RAYBURN | ORANGE MED IA NETWORK Letetia Wilson is the executive director for the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence, located at 2208 SW 3rd St.

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Consent is an enthusiastic verbal yes

Lack of education, societal behavior add to frequency of sexual assault By TIFFANI SMITH News Editor When individuals are engaging in some form of sexual activity, consent is an enthusiastic verbal yes, said Letitia Wilson, the executive director at the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence. “I would say that there is consent at every different stage of the relationship. There’s consent for kissing, there’s consent for touching, there’s consent for oral sex, there’s consent for other forms of sex,” Wilson said. “As stuff is progressing, there’s consent all along the way, and that just because one person gives consent one day doesn’t mean that they consent to sex the next day or the next year or the next month. Consent once doesn’t mean consent every time.” Several factors can contribute to an individual’s ability or lack of ability to consent to sexual activities, including drugs and alcohol, Wilson said. “Someone can’t consent when they’re intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” Wilson said. “I think that gets misconstrued all the time because people’s response is, ‘Did you see how the person was acting? They totally wanted it. They totally

looked like they were into it.’” Wilson said that it may be a challenge to understand why the use of intoxicants eliminates the full ability to consent to sexual activity, especially because alcohol and drugs are generally used as a social lubricant to assist individuals in talking and engaging with others. “Like if you take a shot it’s going to take the ease off, which is totally fine, but when consent is involved, that’s now how you get people to consent, by giving them drugs and alcohol so that they don’t have all of their best decisionmaking skills at hand,” Wilson said. Even if a person is able to walk and talk, it does not mean that they are not under the influence of an intoxicant, Wilson said. Some make the argument, asking how they are supposed to determine if someone is under the influence of drugs and alcohol or not. “If you have to think about whether they’re too intoxicated to consent, then they’re probably too intoxicated to consent,” Wilson said. “Always air on the side of caution.” Wilson said another common misconception regarding consent is the concept that any individual can change their mind and take back their consent for any sexual activities. “Maybe there was a plan to have sex or hook


up for the day, and then it comes down to the moment or the time to have sex or hook up, and then they decide that they don’t want to anymore and someone decides that they get to

If you have to think about whether they’re too intoxicated to consent, then they’re probably too intoxicated to consent. Always air on the side of caution. LETETIA WILSON Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence Executive Director make a decision along the way that they want to remove their consent for whatever that activity is,” Wilson said. “Someone can do that at any moment. They can change their mind. They

can take back their agreement to do whatever at any moment.” A cause for misconceptions or misunderstandings about consent could be caused by the lack of knowledge individuals have on consent and healthy relationships, Wilson said. CARDV’s goal is to reach every student in the Linn-Benton area in order to educate them on these topics. “OSU is not made up of students exclusively from this area, they’re coming from all over the place and so not every school has education, not every home life is talking about consent, so not every parent is talking to their teenager or every person who is getting ready to have sex about consent, which is more of the bigger problem,” Wilson said. Additionally, many occurrences happen in today’s society that normalize having sex with someone when they’re not giving consent, Wilson said. “There are so many options and angles that people can do to have their voices be heard to try and stand up against (non-consensual sexual activity), but I think the ultimate goal is people asking other people to adjust their behavior and to get consent before they do anything sexually,” Wilson said. “That’s the whole goal.”

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Women’s soccer falls to University of Oregon 0-2

DEJ AH G OBERT | ORANGE ME DIA NE TWORK OSU forward Emma Jones kicks the ball in the game against UO on Saturday, April 14.

D EJAH GOBERT | ORANGE MED IA NETWORK Sophomore forward Taylor Lemmond defends against UO junior defender Alyssa Hinojosa.

OSU forward Emma Jones (right) dribbles the ball down the field as UO midfield Nicole Seaman (left) pursues the ball in the game.




D EJAH GOBERT | ORANGE MED IA NETWORK (LEFT) OSU forward Emma Jones passes the ball down the field. OSU maintains a 6-11-3 overall record for the season. (RIGHT) OSU midfield Nicole Nickerson slide tackles UO Nicole Seaman.

DEJ AH G OBERT | ORANGE ME DIA NE TWORK OSU defender Kate Evans heads the ball during the spring game against UO on Saturday.

D EJAH GOBERT | ORANGE MED IA NETWORK OSU goalkeeper Bella Geist punts the ball down the field after making a save.



Cyclist Victoria Jansen races against an opponent in the Women’s A Criterium at WWU in Bellingham, Wash.


Cycling, connection, community

OSU Cycling Club provides outlet for students to learn cycling, connect with teammates By ERIN FORD News Contributor Climbing up mountains and speeding down narrow roads, the Cycling Club at Oregon State University currently leads the Northwest Collegiate Cycling Conference as the end of race season approaches. The Cycling Club has created a supportive and connected environment open to all who want to ride around the scenic Northwest. Victoria Jansen, the Cycling Club president, is on her way to nationals this year, but still remembers how it all began on her first group ride. “I showed up with my commuter which was a pink steel frame with a flower basket on the front and panniers on the back,” Jansen said. Even as a beginner she was welcomed into the club, an atmosphere still present today. Sean Hollenbeck, a second-year graduate student studying civil engineering, said the club and sport has a welcoming nature. “I think some people think, ‘Oh I need all of this equipment,’ but if you have a bike and you show up for rides it’s pretty easy to pick up and learn how to do well,” Hollenbeck said.

The club offers group rides every weekend, one of which is geared towards beginners, with the option of racing during the spring, Jansen said. Group rides resume at the end of May and increase over the fall as the preparations for the next season begin. While it is not mandatory to race, for Hollenbeck, races offer him the most growth as a rider. Not having done any serious cycling before joining the club, he felt that in just one race weekend he knew more about cycling than any other sport he had ever done. “In one weekend, I think last year, I went from complete beginner to actually knowing how to attack and do all these different things in races that before I was just completely unaware how to do,” Hollenbeck said, citing the advice of his teammates and expertise of the club’s coach as reasons for his success. For Jansen, the significance of the club all comes back to the community and the close-knit environment. “In high school I didn’t really have a solid group of friends or some group that I felt a part of, and the club really gave me that,” Jansen said. Dr. Erica Woekel, director of Lifetime


Fitness for Health at OSU, feels that club sports are great platforms for building the kinds of connections necessary to be happy in college. She believes that the blood, sweat and tears of athletic activities forge strong, unique relationships between teammates.

In high school I didn’t really have a solid group of friends or some group that I felt a part of, and the club really gave me that.

VICTORIA JANSEN Cycling Club President “People just develop a different type of connection or encouragement that you might not be able to develop in a classroom setting or in a dorm room setting,” Woekel said.

These kinds of connections and friendships are what Hollenbeck has found as a member of the club. “I came to OSU and I didn’t know anyone and that was kind of terrifying, and joining the Cycling Club I had 10 of my best friends immediately,” Hollenbeck said. Woekel said dedication to a club can create a sense of connection to the activity itself. “It’s not just what I do, it’s who I am,” Woekel said. The physical activity, the sport, the community and the opportunities all motivated Jansen to be an active member of the club. She is committed to making sure more students have access to cycling, which includes providing rental equipment and education about the sport. “One of the reasons we’re so successful this year and in our conference is because of that huge education piece that we teach people,” Jansen said. “We teach people how to race. We teach people how to be successful on the bike.” The openness to newcomers and the emphasis on the education of riders is one of the reasons the team has been doing so well, Hollenbeck said.


Interzone celebrates 20 years Local coffee shop gives back to local artists by showcasing art, music

SYD NEY WI SNER | ORANGE MED IA NETWORK Regular customer Riley Wolf, a senior in graphic design, drinks a hot chocolate at one of Interzone’s many window lit tables. Interzone provides different kinds of seating perfect for studying.

By ANGELINA MACCA Practicum Contributor For the last 20 years, Interzone has been a safe haven where the community can showcase art, savor coffee or attend a show. The main goal for Interzone has always been to showcase art from the community, said owner William Mccanless. Interzone has been a longstanding and successful art gallery because it serves high-quality coffee, tea and food by folks who are down to earth. “I’ve worked here for four years,” Arielle Miller, barista, said. “It’s a great place to work and I’ve made a lot of friends and connections here.” Miller said people of all different backgrounds congregate to Interzone. Dharma Ahmed Mirza visits Interzone everyday and finds it’s a place she can fully express herself. “I often hold meetings relevant to the LGBTQ+ community here because they have inclusive restrooms, inclusive staff and I

know that a lot of my peers in the community also feel safe and comfortable here,” Mirza said via email. Mirza said Interzone makes her feel accepted, empowered and safe. “Being a queer, transgender woman, who is very gender non-conforming in my presentation, it can be difficult to find spaces in the community where I can feel like myself and feel safe fully expressing myself,” Mirza said via email. “I never have this issue at Interzone.” People from all around the world go to Interzone, Miller said. “I’ve met people from so many countries,” Miller said. “I met someone the other day from Burkina Faso in West Africa.” Miller said customers are comprised of an eclectic mix of people including professors, students, townies and even an underground music scene. “I see Interzone as a venue or facilitator for the arts,” Mccanless said. Mccanless said The Corvallis DIY, Poetics Corvallis and Corvallis Experiments In Noise

are independent groups that utilize Interzone as a venue for their shows and gatherings, Mccanless said. Corvallis DIY hosts concerts year-round that are open to all ages. Mccanless wanted Interzone to be a venue that those of all ages

can attend. Being so close to campus, Mccanless knew there would be many undergraduate students looking for something to do. The last thing they needed was another bar that

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LIFE Interzone, continued from page 13 was off limits. Poetics Corvallis hosts their readings the first Friday of every month and is open to anyone interested in poetry, Mccanless said. Noise shows are held the last Saturday of every month, according to Mccanless, which are described as pure and crazy noise.

I love the coffee and drinks here. I enjoy the organic selections, but I know whatever I get, it’s going to support a smalllocal business owner that always comes through with quality coffee. DHARMA AHMED MIRZA Interzone regular customer Miller said Interzone provides an inclusive environment right off campus where people can feel accepted no matter who they are or what they like to do.

“Our menu is vegetarian, vegan and mostly organic,” Mccanless said, “The 20 years I’ve been here, more and more people are vegetarian or at least friendly to it.” Interzone tries to operate as environmentally sustainable as possible and buys their ingredients locally and responsibly largely to support environmental health and animal ethics, said Mccanless. “We have some food that is from outside places, that we had in the beginning, because they are still wildly popular,” Mccanless said regarding to pre-packaged cookies that are commonly picked up by students on the go. Interzone gets their coffee from Greg Gorchels, owner of Pacifica Coffee, a roaster located in Corvallis. “Greg is a great roaster, he graduated from Oregon State University,” Mccanless said. “Since day one I have had organic coffee, mostly fair trade and sometimes shade grown.” Mccanless said pour over coffee was popular in Santa Cruz, California where he moved from before coming to Corvallis. A personal brew, as Interzone calls them, is a more traditional and time consuming method of preparing coffee and has been offered on the menu since 1998. “I love the coffee and drinks here,” Mirza said via email. “I enjoy the organic selections, but I know whatever I get, it’s going to support a small-local business owner that always comes through with quality coffee.” Interzone is located at 1563 NW Monroe Ave. and is open Monday through Friday 7-12 a.m., Saturday and Sunday 8-12 a.m.

Opinion: Brexit provides mirror for America Belligerent nationalism begets global exclusion By DELANEY SHEA Columnist Much to the amusement of Europeans, many Americans do not know that Wales, in Great Britain, is a country in its own right. Somewhat less amusingly, many Americans do not grasp the concept of Brexit or its implications. Brexit, a portmanteau combination of the words “Britain” and “exit,” signifies Britain’s movement to exit the European Union. This is an opportunity for clarity. Britain is making a mistake, letting misplaced pride bloom into embittered self-sabotage. We are not faring much better. Brexit has both negative social and economic implications, although exact economic outcomes cannot be predicted for certain. The EU provides a multitude of benefits for members, including but not limited to trade agreements like agricultural subsidies and easier travel and work across country borders. In 2017, British voters voted to leave, 51.89 percent to 48.11 percent, and Britain will officially leave in 2019, following two years of negotiations. Ethan Harris, a second-year student studying Japanese at University of Leeds in Leeds, England, often hears his English classmates fervently discussing Brexit, as the topic makes people, in his words, “pretty peeved.” In his understanding, voters in favor of Brexit see it as a reclaiming of sovereignty from the supranational European Union, especially around immigration laws, and those opposed see a backlash to immigration. “It’s kind of the elephant in the room in Britian,” Harris said via email. “‘Did you vote remain?’ or ‘What do you think about the Brexit?’ carry the same feeling as ‘Did you vote Trump?’ or ‘What do you think about x thing Trump did.’ Among young people, both carry generally negative feelings, and both the US

and UK have a large portion of young people voting liberal (Democrat/Labour). Both places have anti-immigration undertones, and young people find these undertones to be a racist outlash from older people. The difference, I think, is that Brexit was a one-time thing, with huge repercussions, but it doesn’t continually represent the people of the UK like Trump does for America.” Both Britain and America grossly overestimate the number of immigrants residing in their respective countries, although they are not the only countries to do so. Dr. Alison Johnston, associate professor of political science, says that the main stimuli for the Brexit movement were immigration and overreach controversies, though she points out that some British complaints about being controlled were exaggerated. “Membership in the EU involves much closer economic and political integration than a trade agreement – and the UK has benefited a lot from arrangements that go beyond trade…” Johnston said via email. “All of these privileges are going to be removed if the UK walks away, and they will take a pretty big toll on the UK’s economy.” Consider this the Ghost of Toxic Nationalism Yet to Come. Positive feelings toward the EU increased over the past couple of years in nearly all of the remaining EU member states, according to the Pew Research Center. Britain is now out of the group chat, leaving behind a group now bonding more strongly without it. America is on a four-year course to have the world band together against us as well. As Harris said, our government is continually representing us, and international opinion is disgusted. Our leaders should not be in petty feuds with other countries or burning bridges—especially in the Middle East. If America wants to stay a respected global power involved in important affairs, cooperation and compromise remain key. “America first” works only to an extent, and that extent is the perimeter of the White House.

Brexit: “The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.” SY DNEY WISNE R | ORAN GE ME DIA N E TWORK Goblins perform at Corvallis DIY’s third annual Band in a Hat show at Interzone on April 7. Groups are randomly picked and have seven weeks to practice before performing at the final showcase.


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