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Perry ‘escapes,’ meets students Fire dept. to deliver free pizza By Nike Ogunbodede Campus Editor

Ready with business cards, stickers and a half-empty Diet Dr. Pepper, President Bill Perry escaped from his office on the first floor of Old Main and talked with students on Tuesday. Perry, who ate pizza with Eastern students on Wednesday, left Old Main to go to the Taylor Hall lobby to sit in a casual setting while talking with students about life at Eastern. Perry said he likes to keep his office open, but only a few students come to visit him so having these events allows him to get a feel of what is going on around campus. “I’ve been able to sit and have extended conversations with several students,” Perry said. “I like to find out where students are from, what they are studying, and what they want to do with their lives—it has been a lot of fun.” This was an opportunity for students to get to know him and vice versa, Perry said. Sarah Liddell, a senior English major, is a resident assistant in Taylor. “He is awesome as usual,” Liddell said. “He was really interested in what we had to say and he cared about who we were.” Perry, who discussed poetry with Liddell, said he is working on a haiku that currently only has a title, “Known Fruit.” Katie Bidstrup, a junior communication studies major, came to see Perry to discuss an idea for a club she wants to start on campus. So many people are just lost and if Eastern had a motivational club where students could go to talk with each other about anything

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President Bill Perry shakes hands with Ashley Baumhardt, a freshman psychology major, in Taylor Hall during Wednesday’s “Escape from Old Main” event. Perry plans to make it an annual event.

that matters to them, Bidstrup said. “I’m a firm believer that we could change the world now, but everybody is just on their own agenda,” Bidstrup said. Perry said the Wall Street demonstrations are changing the world, but they do not only have to start in big cities like New York, Chicago or Boston. “It’s very related to us, but it’s so far away,” she said. “People (say) if we were there, we would do something, but it just seems so far away.” A college campus is a great place to make a statement, he said. “You could do it here,” Perry said. “There are a lot of things that need change and I think we can

Other “Escape from Old Main” meetings

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1 to 4 p.m. Food Court

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1 to 4 p.m. Carman Hall Lobby

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10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stevenson Lobby

Nov. 15

1 to 4 p.m. Union Bridge Lounge

change them if we help each other.” Perry said “Escape from Old Main” has a different atmosphere than “Pizza with the Pres” or “Charleston Chew” because it is more about one-on-one time. “This gives a little more of an opportunity to meet individually with students at ‘Pizza with the Pres’ or ‘Charleston Chew’ it de-

pends with the size of the group,” Perry said. Perry met with more than 30 students during the “Escape from Old Main” event. “It seemed to me to be fairly logical that if I wanted to meet more students that I ought to get out where the students live,” Perry said. PERRY, page 5

In an effort to raise awareness of fire prevention week, members of the Charleston Fire Department will be delivering Domino’s Pizza to customers before checking for working smoke detectors. Fire prevention week concludes Saturday, but the firefighters will be delivering pizza from Friday to Sunday. Fire Chief Pat Goodwin said the fire department wants to reward people who have working smoke alarms while also helping those who do not. “If smoke alarms are working, the pizza will be free of charge,” Goodwin said. “Faulty alarms that do not work well will receive a free battery replacement; however, those customers will still pay for their pizza.” Matthew Dyer, the assistant manager of Domino’s Pizza, said the experience of having customers’ pizzas delivered by a big, red fire truck is not something he would have thought of before. When the firefighters drop off a pizza, they will enter the costumer’s home and ask to check their smoke alarms, Goodwin said. According to the Smoke Detector Act, places of residence have to have at least one smoke detector; this includes rented facilities as well. People should be aware that the law requires it. Smoke detectors are beneficial and save lives, Goodwin said. Smoke detectors are the first line of defense a household has, Goodwin said. “Saving one life is worth every bit,” Dyer said. Jaime Lopez can be reached at 581-4432 or For an in-depth version of this story, visit:


Electronic billboards remain hot topic for students By Kathryn Richter Staff Reporter

Electronic billboards were once again a topic of discussion at Wednesday’s Student Senate meeting. The topic was discussed among senators and one audience member. Nico Canaday, a senior English major and the president of EIU Pride, came to the first meeting marked as the first stop for the “Senate on the Road” program in Pemberton Hall’s Great Room. During the meeting the resolution about the electronic billboards that was recently passed by the Senate was discussed. “I felt they made too hasty of a decision,” Canaday said about the resolution. Canaday said he felt the student government had not reached enough students to ask their opinion on the possible electronic billboards. “I run one of the largest organizations on campus and nobody came to us,” Canaday said. Canaday, who is also a resident assistant in Thomas Hall, also argued that there were no Student Senate members who approached Thomas Hall or the Residence Hall Association to get student feedback for the electronic billboards. Student Senate Speaker Zach Samples, a history major, said he felt the response from

students on the electronic billboard survey reflected the wishes of students, who were in favor of them. Samples said the majority of people he has talked to personally are in favor of the electronic billboards. “I’m personally not in favor of them,” Canaday said about the amount of corporate advertising to be displayed on the billboards. “I think they compromise the integrity of the school. To me Eastern is a refuge of the corporate world.” Tommy Nierman, co-author of the resolution in favor of the electronic billboards and a senior business major, said he appreciated the fact that Canaday came out to the meeting on Wednesday. “Hopefully people will want to step up more,” Nierman said. Other topics of discussion during the student government meeting included the successful conclusion of the voter registration drive. Jarrod Scherele, the student executive vice president, said, “In my opinion, (it was a) big success.” Scherele, along with other Student Senate volunteers, registered 254 voters. He said the voter registration drive lasted three days with about 15 hours of work. Kathryn Richter can be reached at 581-2812 or


Student senate members hear the reactions of students to the proposed billboards on Wednesday evening in Pemberton Hall. The student senate met in Pemberton as the first stop on their “Senate on the Road” event.



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As a Building Service Worker for more than two years, Jim Guymon describes his life as any man would. Guymon said he provides for his family of four by going to work. While Guymon said he has lived in Charleston his whole life, he only began working at Eastern as a BSW for Thomas Hall two years ago. Guymon said this is his first year working a set work schedule as a BSW. He said he used to float around campus, working weekends or whenever needed. Now he said he is assigned to Thomas Hall and works the morning shift, describing his job as “keeping the place presentable.” When he is done with work, he said he helps his older son, a junior in high school, with his homework. “From 5 a.m. until 11 p.m., I am busy with work and taking care of the family,” Guymon said. “I get the kids ready for school, then it’s off to work.” Guymon said working on-campus is very different from his previous employment as a factory worker. “They were always shutting down, which was never good for the workers,” he said. “This is a really wonderful environment to work in.” Guymon said when he is not working his 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift at Thomas Hall Monday through Friday, he is taking care of his sons while his wife, Lisa, also an employ-


Jim Guymon, the Building Service Worker for Thomas Hall, says his job helps keep Thomas "presentable." Although he has lived in Charleston his whole life, Guymon has only worked at Eastern for two years.

ee of Eastern, works second shift at the University Food Court as a cashier. “Pretty much my job at home is to keep them entertained and fed,” he said. “The wife is working second shifts, so I’m in charge of the womanly things.” Whether he is keeping them amused with activities they enjoy, such as bow hunting or grilling out, he said he enjoys being there for his sons when his wife cannot be.

Guymon said he also likes to help them find recreational activities to do. He said he attends his freshman son’s football practices every evening after working at Charleston High School. He also goes to every football game. While Guymon said he enjoys any chance he gets to spend with his family, he still loves doing his job. He said the most enjoyable part

of his job is being able to interact with the students. “They are all very different," he said. "They are what make this job interesting. Here at Eastern, the students and the staff are so respectful. The respect is what is so memorable about this job.” Joanna Leighton can be reached at 581-7942 or

State Sheriff launches new effort to ID Gacy victims By The Associated Press

CHICAGO — More than 30 years after a collection of skeletal remains was found beneath John Wayne Gacy's house, detectives have secretly exhumed bones of eight young men who were never identified in hopes of answering a final question: Who were they? The Cook County Sheriff's Department says DNA testing could solve the last mystery associated with one of the nation's worst serial killers, and authorities on Wednesday asked for the public's help in


determining the victims' names. Investigators are urging relatives of anyone who disappeared between 1970 and Gacy's 1978 arrest — and who is still unaccounted for — to undergo saliva tests to compare their DNA with that of the skeletal remains. Detectives believe the passage of time might actually work in their favor. Some families who never reported the victims missing and never searched for them could be willing to do so now, a generation after Gacy's homosexuality and pattern of preying on vulnerable

teens were splashed across newspapers all over the world. "I'm hoping the stigma has lessened, that people can put family disagreements and biases against sexual orientation (and) drug use behind them to give these victims a name," Detective Jason Moran said. Added Sheriff Tom Dart: "There are a million different reasons why someone hasn't come forward. Maybe they thought their son ran off to work in an oil field in Canada, who knows?" Authorities also hope to hear

from people who came forward back in the 1970s, convinced that their loved ones were buried under Gacy's house but without any dental records or other evidence to confirm it. In other cases, some potential Gacy victims who had been reported missing were later mistakenly recorded as being found after police received tips that they supposedly were sighted. So "people may have been told the person they were looking for was located, when in fact they weren't," the sheriff said.






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Group tours haunted places on campus By Ethan Stephenson Staff Reporter

into performances.” McCumber said many extra students helped her instruct with sectionals and rehearsals for the event. McCumber said, “I haven’t heard the concert choir and Camerata, but I will brag and say that my group (the mixed chorus) sounds great, because they do.” Herman Taylor, a retired organ professor and past chairman of the music department, will be accompanying the concert choir by playing the organ. “This is our first concert of the year so it’s the public’s first chance to hear the ensembles,” McCumber said.

The Illinois Metaphysical and Paranormal Society will host a meet and greet Saturday at the Charleston Moose Lodge, followed by a Haunted Coles County tour. Co-founder of I.M.P.S., Becky Guymon, said after the meet and greet the Society will begin its Haunted Coles County tour guided by Michael Kleen, author of Tales of Coles County. Beginning at 2 p.m., the tour will make stops at Bethel “Ragdoll” Cemetery, Lafler-Ennis Cemetery, St. Omer Cemetery, Ashmore Estates, an outside look at Pemberton Hall and Airtight Bridge. Although their profession has become more popular in recent years, Guymon said she believes it is still important to host events such as this to raise awareness of the work they do. “With the recent popularity of shows like “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Adventures,” there has been more of a widespread acceptance of what we do,” she said. Guymon said she believes these events also help people become more acquainted with those involved in paranormal investigation. “I think that this type of event allows people to come out and meet those involved in this field and see that we are just everyday, ordinary people like them,” she said. 

 Guymon explained that the goal of I.M.P.S. is to provide free and confidential investigations of paranormal activity to the community. “Our goal is to go in and seek a logical explanation for the events that are occurring around them and help put their minds at ease,” she said. Guymon also explained that the group seeks to make the community more aware of paranormal and metaphysical realms through education, something she said they hope to accomplish at Saturday’s event. Guymon said there will be local paranormal teams at the event to answer questions about the paranormal. In addition to guiding the tour, Kleen will also be selling copies of his book, as well as taking pictures and signing autographs. Guymon said other activities will include tarot card readings, crystal stone readings and metaphysical vendors. Guymon said beside these activities, the I.M.P.S. and the Champaign Illinois Paranormal Society are holding raffles to raise money for Paranormal Kicks Cancer, an event hosted by paranormal teams across the nation to raise money for The American Cancer Society. “There will be a variety of prizes raffled off, as well as many items available for purchase with all proceeds going to Paranormal Kicks Cancer,” she said. Guymon said she hopes to be able to hold events in the future, as well as classes on paranormal, metaphysical and genealogy. The Paranormal Meet and Greet will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Charleston Moose Lodge at 615 7th St.

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(left) Elizabeth Gory, a sophomore English major, and (right) Kelly Nicholson, a sophomore History major, members of the Writer's Ink group. Gory enjoys writing fiction, fantasy and short stories and Kelly enjoys writing poetry.

Writer’s Ink looking for members Group experiencing difficulty recruiting new voices By Amy Menghini Staff Reporter

Without the addition of six more members, Writer’s Ink will no longer be considered a Registered Student Organization. Writer’s Ink has been a part of campus since 2007, but is experiencing difficulty in getting students to join the club. Elizabeth Gory, the president of Writer’s Ink, has all the forms and the group’s new constitution ready to apply for RSO consideration, but the group currently has four and needs 10 to move forward. Gory, a sophomore history major, is doing what she can to get the word out about Writer’s Ink. Writer’s Ink is a safe, open and secure environment where students are able to share and get their writings critiqued.

“You do not have to worry about people not liking your work just because it is not their favorite genre,” Gory said. Gory also said the members understand where writers are coming from and just want them to have a safe haven to go to when they need extra help. As a writer herself, Gory brought the beginning of a book she is in the middle of writing to a group meeting. Gory said she felt safe having her own work critiqued and was able to make her first chapter even better. “(Members of the group) were able to show me how to make it flow better and I love my first chapter now,” Gory said. A new operation to help save the group will involve larger, more colorful posters that are placed in different places around campus. Gory hopes this will generate interest and bring more students to their Monday meetings. Becoming a member could not be simpler: just show up, Gory said.

As a member, you just submit your writing on Thursday, allowing the other members the weekend to read over the work and find constructive criticism to give back, she said. “I am really excited, once everyone is able to meet, to start showing our work again,” Gory said. The last few meetings have only consisted of brainstorming ways to get the message of the group out to others. Gory said she wants students to know the group does not just focus on themselves and are a part of the community. Writer’s Ink has gone to other events to support other campus groups. If the group is unable to get 10 members, they will meet at Jackson Avenue Coffee on Charleston's square. If the group is no longer an RSO it is unable to host projects and events on campus. Gory said the group is not going out without a fight. Olga Abella, a professor of Eng-

The details What is Writer’s Ink? Open and secure environment where students are able to share and get their writings critiqued. Who can join? Anyone. How to join? Writer’s Ink meets every Monday in Coleman Room 3150 at 5p.m. lish and one of the advisers of Writer’s Ink, said she became an adviser because she is a writer herself. “I know there are other writers, it can not just be us four on this entire campus,” Gory said. “You can not get rid of us, we will always be here.” Writer’s Ink meets every Monday in Coleman, Room 3150, at 5 p.m. Amy Menghini can be reached at 581-2812 or


Choirs prepare to perform cathedral hymns Groups began preparing for performance at beginning of semester By Sasha Corwin Staff Reporter

From a monastery to the stage, an emotional composition of music will be performed for an Eastern audience on Sunday. The performance “Cathedrals, Castles and Colonies” will feature Eastern’s mixed chorus, concert choir, Collegium Musicum and Camerata singer at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Dvorak Concert Hall. The Camerata singers will be sing-

ing an original chant that dates back earlier than 1750. Along with early music, there will be pieces from Western Europe and Canada, and a touch of folk music. Richard Rossi, director of orchestral and choral activities, said a spiritual song will conclude the concert and should really bring the house down. Rossi will also be conducting the Camerata singers and the Concert Choir. “There’s a little bit of everything for everyone,” Rossi said. Rossi said he will be premiering two special pieces that he composed. One titled “A Red, Red Rose,” was dedicated to his parents for their 50th wedding anniversary. The second song he wrote, “As The Father Has Loved Me,” is a

piece that will be sung at the request of Rossi’s father. Rossi said he is excited for his father, along with the audience, to hear the piece. Rossi will lead the audience in singing this composition with the choir. The first dedicated piece in the concert is a requiem commemorating the life of Kurt Vaughn Jaenike, an Eastern alumnus. Rossi said Jaenike was a close friend who passed away this past August. The groups involved in the performance meet three times a week and have been preparing for this event since the second week of the semester. Both groups will be performing a slave spiritual. Janet McCumber, an instructor of music and the mixed chorus conductor, said, “A lot of preparation goes

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Will the real Republicans please stand up? If Thomas goes co-ed, guys need a Dave Balson place to live On Tuesday, the Residence Hall Association voted 28 to 5 in favor of converting Thomas Hall to a co-ed building in 2012. Thomas Hall is currently one of two all-male residence halls on Eastern’s campus, with the other being Douglas Hall. Recent statistics of the school’s demographics show a rise in the number of female students, outweighing the percentage of male students 62 to 38, in terms of this fall’s incoming freshman class. While we are not against the conversion of Thomas to a co-ed building, we do believe male students wishing to live on-campus should have the option to live in an all-male residence hall. The only other all-male dorm would be Douglas Hall, where upperclassmen have first priority to live. The majority of Douglas Hall is occupied by student athletes, due to its close location to the student recreation center and athletic fields. Without Thomas Hall, there would be no all-male residence hall centrally located on campus. One potential option for Eastern to consider would be turning one of the Triad buildings, Ford Hall, McKinney Hall or Weller Hall, into an all-male residence hall. Each triad building has 73 rooms, with a total capacity of 150 residents, making a total of 219 rooms in the three buildings with a total capacity of 450 residents. With 250 residents currently in Thomas, converting some of the triad buildings could prove to be a viable option for Eastern to satisfy the demand for an allmale living environment. With enrollment already being an issue at Eastern, the university should not eliminate what could be a deciding factor for some male students. Eastern could also invest research into other nearby universities and compare their number of all-male, all-female and co-ed residence halls. Finally, the men who live in Thomas Hall want to walk around with their shirts off and be the dudes they want to be without having to worry about being uncomfortable or making anybody else uncomfortable. Taking away the all-male presence of Thomas Hall would take away the shirtless, manly minority of the Eastern on-campus residents. Eastern may decide to make Thomas Hall co-ed, but there still needs to be a place on campus where boys can be boys and stay free from girl cooties. The atmosphere of Thomas Hall, despite its musky smell, is a unique brotherhood that should be recognized and cultivated.


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It’s getting harder to watch the GOP primary. I should be able to tune into the preseason feeling impressed by the strengths of the opposing players, comforted by their flaws and excited for the real game to start. But the candidates aren’t even playing the same sport. I look to the field where the Republicans are supposed to be, only to find it full of children playing out some weird sex fantasy between Ayn Rand and Jerry Fallwell. I mourn the loss of real Republicans, but they have no one but themselves to blame. For 50 years, the party has traded away its philosophical ideals for ideological zeal. After 20 years of New Deal Democrats in the White House, maybe the country was right in electing Eisenhower. America has always been moderated by the great debate between proponents of Federalism and States’ Rights. Eisenhower was by no means my ideal president, but he was a moderating force who used traditional conservative measures to reform government and, I think it’s fair to argue, left the country better than he found it. He slowed New Deal programs, but did not weaken them; he invested in infrastructure like the Interstate Highway System because it promoted commerce; he was a moderate who knew the value of compromise. Eisenhower believed government could not solve all our problems, but he did not believe government was the problem. As you may have noticed, Eisenhower isn’t the political godfather of today’s Republican Party. The modern Republican Party was shaped more by Barry Goldwater than anyone else. His extreme right-wing, against-all-government rhet-

oric was way ahead of its time. Glenn Beck was six months old when Goldwater delivered his famous line: “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” Americans aren’t crazy about extremism or economics and Goldwater lost in one of the greatest landslides in history. So Republicans decided to couch their libertarian agenda in social issues. Thus did the party embrace the Southern Strategy, exploiting racism in the South to appeal to deep-rooted fears of federal power. It worked,; Richard Nixon easily won two terms. But it was Ronald Reagan who truly began to channel Goldwater’s libertarian rage. Reagan had the Hollywood charm to convince Americans of the paranoid narrative that government had been, and always would be, a force of evil. Republicans were also wise enough to capitalize on the growing evangelical movement that had become disenchanted with Democrats’ social policies. This was a break from the Goldwater ideology. He argued, rightly, that the religious right’s social agenda contradicted the central conservative tenet of personal privacy and in-

dividual liberties. But the party abandoned principle and pressed forward, confident it had little to lose from inconsistency and much to gain by branding itself the party of God. Boy, were they right. Inconsistency has become a hallmark of Republicanism. Reagan grew government like crazy, but he weakened its power to protect Americans through regulations. George H. W. Bush raised taxes, no matter how you read his lips. George W. Bush increased the power of the federal government to a degree that would humble both FDR and Abe Lincoln. Meanwhile, the once coherent philosophy of the Republican Party has faded with each stoking and stroking of the extreme right. The voices of reason have been drowned out by a pack of shrieking, well-armed children—homophobic schoolyard bullies desperate to justify their right to steal lunch money. As the GOP embraced its ugly fringe, Democrats moved ever toward the center. Eisenhower Republicans have more in common with Obama Democrats than with any of the current GOP frontrunners. I feel bad for principled conservatives who have to wade through 10 pounds of filth and drivel (crowds booing gay soldiers, Michele Bachmann’s call for no all, etc.) to find one ounce of the party they believe in. I want to tell them it’s time to give up and switch parties, but I know that the country needs them to speak up and take their party back. Dave Balson is a senior journalism major. He can be reached at 581-7942 or




Throwing caution to the wind? Don’t do it online Humanity has mastered the art of denial— We do as we please despite being surrounded by information warning us of the dangers that come with it. Smoking causes lung cancer? Who cares! It’s only one in four who die from it and, hey, I’ve gotta die of something, right? Drinking alcohol underage could cause damage to my developing brain? Shut up and slide that pitcher of Jaegerbombs my way. Talking on a cell phone could increase my risk for brain cancer? Sorry, can’t hear you, I’m calling my parents for money. As we move into the digital age, our ability to deny the dangers of what we do moves with us. The best example of this is Facebook. Everyone on Facebook has heard of the dangers associated with having all their personal information online, but so few protect themselves adequately from scammers and no one can protect themselves from the marketers. Over the past few years, the scammers who made money duping people via email-based schemes have slowly moved over to Facebook. Even with Facebook’s proprietary security measures, the brazen tactics of these scammers are impossible to guard against. The typical scheme works like this: The scammers first gain control of one’s Facebook account. Their Facebook identity assumed, the scammers post a frantic status update claiming that they need money to try to dupe their victim’s friends into sending money to them.

Doug T. Graham One man, Bryan Rutberg, had his Facebook hijacked and the message “BRYAN IS IN URGENT NEED OF HELP” posted on his wall. The scammer told Rutberg’s friends he’d been robbed at gunpoint while traveling in Europe and that he was in desperate need of money. Before Facebook gave Rutberg his account back, his friends had collectively wired thousands of dollars to the scammers overseas. Another unavoidable risk Facebook users take is from marketers, who use the information given by Facebook users who use their information to target their ads to a creepy degree. By simply fleshing out your Facebook profile with what your favorite TV shows and movies are, you are giving companies more information about you that they use to sell you similar things. By all indications, these marketers are only going to get better at categorizing you into a spending category. Two weeks ago I attended a journalism conference in St. Louis that focused on sharing in-

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formation and ideas about mobile and tablet strategies for news organizations. The conference featured speakers that ranged from young, hip mobile-app designers who had succeeded in making money in the digital space to career newspaper men and women who were struggling to make anything outside of their print publication work. While answering a question about how news organizations can reliably make money on mobile and tablet devices, Mark Johnson, the CEO of Zite Inc., said he sees potential for “interesting hyper targeting” in the near future. He said there may be a time when marketers are so good at selecting and designing appealing ads for users that there won’t be a line between content and ads. To me, that’s not interesting, it’s horrifying! While both content and advertising compete for user’s attention, it should be clear to the user which is which. This is especially true in the news industry—if we confuse paid commercial content for editorial then what does that say about the intention of editors and the truth? If being preyed upon by scammers and giving up your personal information is something you don’t want to deal with there is a simple protection method you can employ— quit Facebook. Doug T. Graham is a senior journalism major. He can be reached at 581-7942 or

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Students cross Fourth Street as other students drive away from campus on Wednesday near Lincoln Hall. The falling rain forced many students to hasten their paces.


Josh Brown, a freshman applied engineering and technology major, said he was glad he stopped by to talk to Perry. “He was a lot cooler than I thought and he made me not talk as much, which is rare,” Brown said. Perry said he has scheduled multiple “Escape from Old Main” events for the fall semester and plans to carry the event into the spring semester as well. Klaudia Susul, a kinesiology and sports sciences major, was born in Poland and moved to America 14 years ago. Seeing him sitting at a table wanting to talk with students was really exciting, she said. “(Eastern’s) a big university and not many people get to talk with him so I thought I might as well get to be one of the ones who do,” Susul said. Nike Ogunbodede can be reached at 581-2812 or


Oktoberfest to help community Hollywood too far to matter to Eastern What: Oktoberfest By Amy Schniers Staff Reporter

Students and community members can have fun while helping charity at Oktoberfest. The Oktoberfest will have games, music, croquet and bags to raise money for St. Hedwig Haus of Hospitality, a project aimed at building a home for families. The festival is taking place to raise funds for the St. Hedwig Haus of Hospitality and to educate the community about the ministry and the work they have done. Oktoberfest will kick off at noon Sunday at the Newman Catholic Center. The Center will also have the Waterloo German Band perform from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The St. Hedwig Haus of Hospitality was started by the students at the Newman Catholic Center who wanted to provide a home for single mothers and their children who could not afford their housing and bills. Last year a retired Eastern faculty member gave a generous donation of $50,000 to the Newman Cath-

olic Center specifically for a project of this nature, said Roy Lanham, director of the Newman Catholic Center. This was enough to start up the project, but it was quickly jumpstarted when they received an anonymous donation of $100,000. The donation combined with the $50,000 was enough to buy a house and begin working on it. “ G o d’s g r a c e h a s b e e n h a rd at work in all of this,” Lanham said. Terry Coulton, a member of the board of directors for St. Hedwig Haus of Hospitality, said they plan on welcoming their first guests, a mother and her two children, into the house today. Steve Joebgen, a member of the board of directors for St. Hedwig Haus of Hospitality, said he will be living in the house to help manage the house, receive phone calls, take donations and deal with other business. Joebgen will be joined by two other students who will live in the house along with a group of volunteers who will help manage the house during the day. The students will help clean,


Where: Newman Catholic Center When: Noon, Sunday A festival with games, music, croquet and bags to raise money for St. Hedwig Haus of Hospitality, a project aimed at building a home for families. cook and perform other tasks around the house. Lanham said the house is mostly furnished and most of the furniture was provided through donations from students and the community. The festival will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at the Newman Catholic Center. Lanham said the ministry hopes to see members from the Charleston community at the fair as well. Amy Schniers can be reached at 581-2812 or

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On any given day, Charleston’s stores will tempt shoppers to pick up a glossy magazine cover of its latest copy of a tabloid magazine. There are dozens of ways to keep updated on what is going on around the world and locally—even in a small city like Charleston. But are Eastern students more concerned with what is going on in Hollywood as opposed to world news? Lauren Lomas, a sophomore marketing major, said she does not pay attention to what is going on with celebrities. “As you get older, you talk about what’s going on with celebrities instead of big issues ‘cause it’s easier,” Lomas said. News can be a very polarizing topic, but deciding to talk about what is going on with Jennifer Aniston is easier than discussing the recent Wall Street protests or the escalating violence in Libya, Lomas said. Angie Bradley, a junior biological sciences major, said she thinks about news going on with campus more.

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Jackson Avenue Coffee (J.A.C.) is a location to go blowoff steam, study for hours on end and socialize as the creamy fragrance of lattes, cappuccinos and hot chocolates stream though the air. J.A.C., located at 708 Jackson Ave., may sound like an unusual place for a concert setting, but Dan Reible believes it is the perfect location for live music that has not been offered to Charleston in some time. “In the Charleston area there is no place to relax and listen to music except for a bar,” Reible said. “I’d like a place where people can come relax, have a cup of coffee, sandwich, bagel and take it easy and listen to some good acoustic music.” Reible and his wife Vicki are currently shuffling through papers in order to become the rightful owners of J.A.C.

Reible moved to Mattoon in 1984 after serving in the Navy and soon became a truck driver, traveling the nation with his wife. Reible has played for various bands in the past and mentioned to his friend, Ryan Dawson and the current owner of J.A.C., he was looking for a place to host weekly concerts on Saturday evenings. Dawson then asked Reible if he ever pictured himself owning a café. Reible expressed an interest, and soon, Dawson offered to sell the business. Dawson said the Reibles’ have been his customers since J.A.C. opened nearly eight years ago. “I planned on going back to school this summer to complete a degree in teacher’s certification,” Dawson said. “We were ready to move on to new things. I figured it is best not to run anything into the ground, so I offered to sell the place.” Dawson has high hopes for

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Dan Reible , owner of the Jacksno Avenue Coffee enjoys sunse viewing the humbling setting from his newly titled “retirement bench” at the J.A.C.

the future of J.A.C. and feels as as though hosting live musicians every Saturday night is only the beginning of the growth J.A.C. will see. The first Saturday night performer will be “Reverend” Robert Reynolds Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. at J.A.C.


“Reverend” Robert Reynolds plays his guitar; He will play acoustic at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Jackson Avenue Coffee.

None of the performances will come with a cover cost, but instead a hat will be passed around around for donations, which go entirely to the artist. Robert Reynolds is a musician who plays blues music from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ’40s, and is glad Reible is opening his doors to local musicians. Reynolds said he has known Reible for a while because they have been playing music together through the years. “It is good to play one close to home. This is more intimate than the festivals and blues bars I’ve been playing at lately,” Reynolds said. “I play electric when I’m with my band, but this show will be all acoustic.” The intimate setting offers a place for begging and practiced musicians alike. Reible wants to show people in Charleston music they may not have heard before. He plans to host various artists from various genres each weekend. “I’ve got things booked all the way through the end of June,” Reible said. “It’s mostly people I have heard in the area and a lot of local musicians. We are open

to all different styles. It doesn’t matter if I personally like it or not. It’s whatever I think our customers will like.” Reible said his customers are an eclectic group, and notices that he has a lot of high schoolers come there every evening. He said parents know it is a safe place. Reible said he is open to any style of music and musicians who are interested in performing the Saturday night events should come out to J.A.C. Open Mic Night every Thursday. These open mic sessions are used as auditions of sorts for the diverse music Reible hopes to incorporate with the Saturday night performances. In addition to the open mic night artists, Reible searches the Web and various local music hot spots in order to find performers. “I’m hoping to get a lot of music in here that people haven’t experienced before,” Reible said. “People may have heard blues, but it probably isn’t the old delta blues that (Reverend Robert) will be playing.” Brad York can be reached at 581-7942 or at

The 7th Street Underground will turn into a concert venue tonight at 5:30 as the Colleges Against Cancer group hosts its second Rock it for Relay concert. The benefit concert will feature the three local bands Good Morning Midnight, Cured by Fire and Madison’s Avenue, and one solo musician, Jenna Jackley. Tickets are $5 at the door and can be purchased starting at 5 p.m. All proceeds go to the Colleges Against Cancer’s Relay for Life team, and will ultimately be given to the American Cancer Society. Kyle Swalls, guitarist and vocalist for Good Morning Midnight, has witnessed the devastation of cancer first hand. Swalls said his grandma is fighting against cancer. “It’s a constant struggle dealing with it,” Swalls said. “A lot of time the chemo won’t be as effective, and they will try a new method and stuff. And so just knowing the constant struggle makes me want to do something like this and raise money for an individual who is having the same, who is dealing with the same kind of suffering.” This band along with Cured by Fire is playing at Friends & Co. later in the evening. They were willing to book two gigs in one night to show their support. “We feel that playing this gig will allow people to see that rock and roll and the whole style of it isn’t just about being on your own and not really caring about anyone else,” Logan Richardson, Madison’s Av-

Square Fest provides stage for new music, new bands and new surroundings By Brad york Verge Editor


Good Morning Midnight band members Elgin Combs (guitarist), Michael “Woody” Woodring (drummer), Kyle Swalls (vocalist and guitarist) and Chad Barton (bass guitarist and vocalist) volunteered to play tonight at the Rock it for Relay event to help raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

enue lead singer, said. “We really do care about the issue of breast cancer and cancer in general,” Richardson continued. “Because some people


Jenna Jackley is a Mattoon High School student and will be playing at the 7th Street Underground tonight at 5:30 p.m.

close to us have had it and, luckily, they have recovered from it.” Many of the bands playing are new to Eastern’s campus. Richardson said performing at the concert would be an opportunity to expose students to a different kind of local music. Good Morning Midnight is an indie and alternative rock band. Beginning nearly a year ago and stationed in Marshall, the group is fresh to the Charleston music scene, but has played in the 7th Street Underground before for a canned food drive. Cured by Fire is a Charleston metal band. Megan Givens, the concert coordinator said the group sounds similar to Metallica or Godsmack and does a good job of getting a crowd going. Their influences come from those bands and others like Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue and Black Sabbath. Jenna Jackley is a Mattoon High School student who plays the guitar and sings. “She is just memorizing to watch,” Megan Givens said. “She is in high school, so she is still very young, but the caliber of voice she has is just amazing.”

Madison’s Avenue is another young alternative rock band from Charleston that has been putting out their own music for eight months. The group has played all over Charleston, in Havana and in Centralia, but tonight will be one of their first times playing on campus. Givens, a junior elementary education major, said all the bands are hard working and were booked because they came recommended by other artists. The Colleges Against Cancer has raised more than $5,000 through their fall breast cancer T-shirt sales and other fundraisers. They have pledged to raise $8,000, and across campus different groups have pledged to raise $70,000 for the American Cancer Society. Last year, the concert drew a small crowd, but Givens is hoping for more public support. “What ever little amount can put towards the American Cancer Society will help in some way,” Givens said. Colleen Kitka can be reached at 581-7942 or

Spring is a season that brings a refreshing smell into the air as the trees begin to bud and the winter chills become dormant. It is a time for new life to see the wonders of Charleston. With new life comes new ambitions. New ambitions mean new music, and for Charleston that means new events. A fresh take on the Charleston festival scene is exactly what Scott Chaplinski has been planning for nearly a year with the event Square Fest. “I started thinking in February that it was about time to get it going with everything going on with Celebration, Woodchuck Music Festival, there’s finals, there’s Easter. I realized it was crunch time to get it going,” Chaplinski said. Square Fest will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday through 1 a.m. Sunday. The event will take place on Charleston’s square at the bars Mother’s, Friends & Co., Mac’s Uptowner and Top of the Roc. The event will cost $12 and allow patrons 21 and over admittance into any of the bars and performances. Chaplinski said getting the bars involved was the first part of organizing the event, and after he explained the potential benefits they jumped on board. “I kind of just threw it out there,” Chaplinski said. “They’ve given me good ideas, and they appreciate the ideas that I have. They’ve been very helpful with everything I’ve been doing.” Chaplinski has been wanting to get the bars involved with a festival event for more than year and said he feels that now was the best time to bring it all together. “We are hoping it brings a lot of business to the square,” Chaplinski said. “We hope it is going to be a nicer day. It’s a good window of a month and a half of good weather to show all these people,

‘Hey there are all these other great bars in town, and not just the ones near Lincoln (Avenue.).” Many of the featured acts will be Charleston based groups such as Mugwump Specific, Andy Van Slyke and Staff Blues Band while others such as DJ Illith, Poundcake and Ryan Arnold stem from locations throughout the state. “I figure this was a great networking opportunity for a lot of bands,” Chaplinski said. “We are pulling in bands from the Kankakee area, and some musicians from Champaign area. It’s bands that I like, and I know that other people (like).” Chaplinski said most of them are younger bands that have only been playing for a year or two and that many times a band that has been playing for four to five years need a guarantee that they are getting paid. “Having never done anything like this before I didn’t want to make promises to a bunch of people that I can’t fulfill.” Chaplinski said. In fact, much of the money for producing the event was saved up by Chaplinski himself. He hopes that the $12 cover is enough to give some of the traveling bands money to cover their gas costs and without being too high to deter college students and community members from coming out. One local musician, Mitch Davis, a senior management information systems major, saod he plans on showing the crowd some new tunes to commemorate the new event. “I mainly like to get people dancing, but I also play some more chill stuff,” Davis said. “I don’t want people to get burnt out, so I’ll make new songs before the shows. New shows get me motivated to make new songs. (Square Fest) is going to be so new. There’s going to be so many different people playing at so many different bars. I don’t really know what to

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Mitch Davis, a senior management information systems major, rehearses new songs and freshens up on older material Wednesday evening in his home as he prepares for today’s Square Fest event.

expect. That’s why I am expecting to play in front of a totally new crowd, so I really got to try to pump people up.” With a wide variety of performances including blues, rock, jam band, electronic and rap everyone is beginning to develop expectations for the new event and Chaplinski is no different. “I want to be able to be out on the square, outside the bars and see people

having a good time,” Chaplinski said. “I want to hear, sort of over-hear, what they did like and what they didn’t like. I just think there will be a lot of good vibes coming. Perfect conditions for me, is hearing that people had a great time.” Brad York can be reached at 581-7942 or

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Cross country team preparing for stretch-run By Olivia Sloss Staff Reporter

The Eastern men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in their last meet before the Ohio Valley Conference Championships Friday, when they travel to Bradley University for the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill. Bradley University will host the event that will start with the women running at 4:20 p.m. followed by the men at 5 p.m. and the event will take place at the Newman Golf Course. Twenty-one teams are expected to compete on the women’s side, while 17 teams are expected on the men. The competition will include NCAA Division I entries from Bradley, Illinois State, Illinois-Chicago, Loyola-Chicago, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Western Illinois and Northern Illinois. The competition will also have entries from Division II, Division III schools and some junior colleges. The Panthers are coming off an

off week after only a select few competed at the Notre Dame Invite on Sept. 30. The Bradley Classic will include the full team. The Panthers endured tough conditions and an extremely wet course at the Notre Dame Invite, but came out in the top 10. Red-shirt junior Olivia Klaus was the women’s top finisher with a 28th finish in the 5K with a time of 18:31. Junior Erika Ramos also did well on the women’s team by finishing in 41st in 18:48. Senior Brad LaRocque was the men’s top finisher for the third week straight with a 30th place finish in a time of 25:50. Danny Delaney also did well on the men’s team by finishing 52nd in 26:08. Cross Country Coach Erin Howarth is excited about this meet and is hoping for her runners to have their best meet yet. “I want them to run with confidence and run as a group,” Howarth said. “One of our focuses this weekend is to run in a pack as well as racing instead of worrying about time.” “To try and beatpeople in-

stead of worrying about the clock.” Howarth said she is not sure how big this meet is going to be for her runners since Bradley is trying something new with this meet where they have two women’s races and two men’s races instead of just one big race for the women and one for the men. The Panther’s biggest competition for the men will be Drake, University of Illinois-Chicago, Loyola, South Dakota State,and Wichita State. For the women it will be Bradley, Loyola, St. Louis and Illinois State. The Panther men’s and women’s team is looking to improve from last year where the men placed 13th overall out of 21 teams and the women placed 4th overall out of 20 teams. After the Bradley Classic, the Panthers will have two weeks off until they compete in the OVC Championships on Oct. 29 in Richmond, Ky. Olivia Sloss can be reached at 581-7942 or


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Eastern’s women’s soccer returns from two weeks off this weekend when it plays host to Ohio Valley Conference rival, Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State. Eastern is 6-1 and current head coach Summer Perala is 3-0 against Eastern Kentucky. The Panthers also met the Colonels in last year’s OVC tournament, winning on goals by current junior Kristin Germann and red-shirt junior Ashley Streid. After their match with Eastern Kentucky, the Panthers will turn their attention to the Morehead State Eagles, against whom Perala is 0-2-1. The Panthers have never lost at home to Morehead State, with an

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all time record of 6-0-2 against the Eagles at Lakeside Field. Last year the two teams battled to a scoreless tie at Lakeside Field before squaring off in the semifinals of the OVC tournament, where Morehead State beat the Panthers 2-1 to advance to the final round where the Eagles fell to Austin Peay. This year the Panthers are 3-10 in conference play, behind Tennessee Martin (3-2-1) and Southeast Missouri (5-1-0). The Panthers are also tied with Eastern Kentucky (3-1-1) in the OVC. The Panthers are coming back after a weekend off, and the weekend before they went on the road to split a pair of 1-0 decisions. The team ended up falling to Southeast Missouri and beating Tennessee-Martin.

After this weekend, the Panthers will only have three more regular season matches, as they take on Murray State and Austin Peay next weekend before closing out at Lakeside Field Oct. 30 with Southern IllinoisEdwardsville. Following the conclusion the OVC tournament will take place Nov. 3-6. T h e Pa n t h e r s a r e 3 - 2 - 0 at home this year, and 2-00 at Lakeside Field against OVC competition. By way of comparison, the Panthers are 1-5-2 on the road and 1-1 in hostile OVC environments. The Panthers will take on the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at 3 p.m. Friday before hosting OVC defending champions Morehead State Sunday at 1 p.m. at Lakeside Field.


Junior middle hitter Alison Berens attempts to spike the ball over the net and past a blocker Oct. 1 during a set against Morehead State in the fieldhouse of Lantz Arena.

Panthers to try to snap 5 game skid By Lenny Arquilla Staff Reporter

The Panthers look to avenge their fifth straight loss, and their record has since dropped to 4-15 overall and 2-7 in the OVC. Last season Eastern lost both matches against Jacksonville State 3-1. Both matches were emotionally charged, with the first match at home ending with a controversial call and the match at Jacksonville State ending the Panther’s season. Jacksonville State has beaten Eastern in the last 12 encounters and the Panthers are looking to break more than just those two streaks. Last season against Tennessee Tech the Panthers split the season series winning at home and losing at Tennessee Tech. The Panthers took their home game against Tennessee Tech to a thrilling five set match. Former Panther Kelsey Orr went out of the game and was replaced by the now Sophomore Reynae Hutchinson. That inspired the team to rise above the odds and take the game, putting the nail in the coffin with two thundering blocks. Hutchinson finished that season with 237 kills and 130 digs, ranking fourth in kills and seventh in digs. In just 19 matchups, Hutchinson has 172 kills and 138 digs, including 13 kills with 13 and eight digs in last weekends loss to the

University of Tennessee-Martin. She is on pace to have another impressive season, coming second in kills behind junior Emily Franklin, who has 194 kills and 141 digs, including five kills and five digs last Friday. This duo has been racking up statistics for weeks now, each holding numbers in the hundreds for digs and kills. The Panthers look to try to get back in the OVC and take some crucial conference match-ups as the season goes on. They finished in seventh place last year with a record of 15-16 overall and 7-11 in conference matches. Jacksonville State holds a staggering 13-2 all time series against Eastern and they are looking to try to make a dent to that on Friday. However, like Franklin said last week before their loss against UT-Martin, the past is the past. It may put in a much needed confidence booster for a team that needs to gain some steam, though. Panthers will look to snap their current five-match losing streak as the team will take the road this weekend, traveling to Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 15), respectively, to continue league action. Lenny Arquilla can be reached at 581-7944 or

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Panthers head to New England By Jordan Pottorff Staff Reporter

pass in that game. The Racers have 10 different players who have recorded receiving touchdowns so far this season. Head coach Chris Hatcher said the team does not have a solid No. 1 receiver and that his quarterback likes to spread the ball around. “We’ve had a lot of bad luck at receiver from the stand point of not having a lot of continuity because guys are hurt,” he said. The game between the Racers and Panthers is set to kickoff at 3 p.m. Saturday at Stewart Stadium. The Racers have a record of 3-3 overall this season and have an OVC record of 1-2.

Eastern travels to Hamden, Conn. to play the Quinnipiac Bobcats this weekend. The Panthers are coming off a strong second half performance that had them recording 36 unanswered points to come away with a win on the road. Freshman center Nia Williams said freshmen are looking good and meshing well with the more experienced players. “We are a great rugby team and I feel that this win is a turning point for the freshman,” she said. “We fit in with the veterans and we are understanding the game and where we need to be.” Eastern will continue its season-long three -game road trip this weekend against the Quinnipiac Bobcats. The Panthers got the best of the Bobcats in the first ever NCAA Division-I women’s rugby game on Sept. 18 at Lakeside Field. The Panthers shutout the Bobcats by a score of 24-0. The Eastern team is confident they can do more of the same and make it 2-0 against the Bobcats this season. Quinnipiac’s coaching staff is full of former Panther players and assistant coaches and they will be familiar with the Panthers style of play. Head coach Frank Graziano will have his team working against some of its own offensive and defensive plays to prepare for this weekend’s game. The Panthers will also have to battle against a number of scenarios that will question the team’s focus. The Panthers are set to fly from Indianapolis International Airport on Friday morning. “I know we are excited about traveling on a plane,” Graziano said. “We haven’t done that since 2007, and it will be a great experience.” The Panthers are also traveling to unfamiliar territory and may be awe-struck as they find their way through New England. “We are in a very strange part of the country,” he said. “I think we only have one or two girls who have ever been to New England.” Graziano said he hopes the team will be able to remain focused amid the team’s travel distractions. “When we went to Oregon in 2007, the girls were excited and looking around and it was hard to get them focused on the game,” he said. “The first half of the Oregon game was not so good and we will hope to avoid a traveling ‘hangover’ this time.”

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Junior wide receiver Kenny Whitaker is tackled by Eastern Kentucky's red-shirt freshman defensive back Brandon Stanley Saturday during the Panthers' 48-16 loss on O'Brien Field.

Eastern takes to the road By Dominic Renzetti Sports Editor

The Eastern football team is currently on a five-game losing streak and still seeking its first Ohio Valley Conference win of the season. The Panthers will travel to Mu r r a y, Ky. t o t a k e o n t h e Murray State Racers for their homecoming game. Eastern Head Coach Bob Spoo said that his team did not have a competitive edge in last week’s loss against Eastern Kentucky. “Eastern Kentucky came in well prepared, well coached, and we were shellacking,” Spoo said. Spoo said the team is in the process of regrouping to be ready for the remainder of the season. “We’re trying to regroup and get ready for the next five games,” he said.

The all-time series between the Panthers and Racers stands with Eastern leading 14-12. Murray State won the last meeting between the two, topping the Panthers 38-28. The win ended a seven-game losing streak for the Racers. “They came in here last year and took us a part,” Spoo said. “They’re better defensively than they have been in a long time.” The Panthers will again be without red-shirt senior wide receiver Lorence Ricks, who is still recovering from an injury he suffered against Tennessee Tech. In last week’s game against Eastern Kentucky, Ricks was seen on the sidelines on crutches and in a walking boot. Sophomore quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has thrown a total of four touchdowns this season, two of which were caught by Ricks.

Spoo said there is no timetable for Ricks’ return. The Panthers will be facing an offensive passing game that averages 337 yards per game in the air and ranks fourth overall i n t h e Fo o t b a l l C o n f e r e n c e Subdivision. Murray State’s no-huddle offense averages close to 80 plays a game while averaging 35 points a game. Mu r r a y St a t e q u a r t e r b a c k Casey Brockman is one of the nation’s best, currently ranked fourth in total offense and averaging 332.83 yards per game. He is also ranked third in the nation for passing yards and is averaging 328 yards per game. Brockman’s best performance came against Tennessee State, where he threw for 600 yards and seven touchdowns. He also caught a touchdown


Team gets sixth win in foul-filled game Staff Report

Eastern’s men’s soccer team improved to 6-5-1 with a 1-0 shutout victory against non-conference opponent Loyola. The Panthers took a lead early and did not look back. Senior defenseman Mike Picinich scored in the 12th minute of the match. The game would switch to a defensive battle from that point on. Sophomore goalkeeper Tyler Kelley stopped all five of Loyola’s shots on goal, as he earned his second shutout of the season. The Ramblers offense produced more shots than the Panthers (10-9) and more shots on goal (5-4); however, the Panthers were the only team to make one of their shots count and Loyola fell to 2-9-1 this season. The game was physical, as there was a combined

Quick Facts • Despite landing four shots on goal,

compared to Loyola’s five, the Panthers still came away with a 1-0 victory. • The next match is against the University of Missouri at Kansas City Saturday at 1 p.m.

21 fouls. Eastern received 21 of them. Both teams were issued two yellow cards as well. The Panthers did have a large advantage in the number of offsides penalties called. They were issued just one all game while the Ramblers were caught on the wrong side six times. The Panthers return to action Saturday against Summit League rival University of Missouri at Kansas City. The match is set for 1 p.m.


Freshman forward Tayron Martin blocks off an Oral Roberts player at Lakeside Field.

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October 13, 2011