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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010 • PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY • VOLUME 64, ISSUE 70

The Performance Attendance Recital Series presents Alan Jones for a free jazz concert at The Old Church. When: Noon Where: 1422 SW 11th Ave.

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INSIDE NEWS The business of helping business Community benefits are key to Social Innovation Incubator Program PAGE 2 Web drop-in for dropouts Researchers developed program to help returning adult learners PAGE 2

Arts

Talent in the classroom Ooligan Press presents a new resource for teachers to get students published PAGE 4

Head for the hills Beer and a good cause make Pints for Peaks a worthwhile event PAGE 5

Sports

Events on Fri, Feb.19 3 p.m., convene at Pioneer Courthouse Square 3:30 p.m., march southbound on Southwest Broadway to PSU 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., rally and demonstration on both sides of SW Broadway in front of SMSU For more information call 503-962-9607 or 503-548-7537. Tuesday evening at Maranatha Church of God, the Rev. Jesse Jackson called for a protest at noon if Officer Ronald Frashour, of the Portland Police Bureau, returned to work at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. “[If] he returns to work [Wednesday]," Jackson said. "[Frashour] discredits the entire police department.” Frashour did return to work yesterday and Portland residents heeded Jackson’s suggestion. Hundreds of protesters gathered yesterday, according to The Oregonian.

Public meeting with Attorney General Kroger Fri, Feb.19, at 3:30 p.m. Urban Center, room 250

Jesse Jackson calls for justice in Portland after police shooting Tamara K. Kennedy Vanguard staff

The Rev. Jesse Jackson visited Portland Tuesday to address the police shooting of an unarmed

African-American man. His words prompted protests, rallies and marches—one of which will take place on Portland State’s campus tomorrow. During the day’s events, a public meeting led by Oregon’s attorney general will be held to discuss the state’s new civil rights unit. Oregon Sen. Avel Louise Gordly, also a PSU adjunct associate

professor, called for justice and action along with Jackson and others in the case of the police shooting of 25-year-old Aaron Campbell on Jan. 29. The march, planned for Friday from Pioneer Courthouse Square to PSU, will be followed by a rally and peaceful demonstration on both

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“We stormed City Hall,” said Lyn Kirby, former PSU student orientation leader with a degree in Black studies and social sciences. According to Kirby, protesters walked peacefully in a nonviolent manner down Portland sidewalks to city hall and into Mayor Sam Adams office. Rev. Jesse Jackson: Speaking to a packed house at Maranatha Church of God in Portland

All photos courtesy of Tamara K. Kennedy

Tuesday night about the need to demand justice in a case of police brutality.

Student group travel freeze continues SFC and SALP working to determine appropriate funding and policies Stacy Austin Vanguard staff

Spotlight Athlete of the Week Senior guard Dominic Waters dominates on the court and has a big heart PAGE 6

March and rally at PSU

Student groups are still prohibited from traveling internationally after the Student Activities and Leadership Programs reviewed its travel policies last summer with Portland State’s legal counsel. International travel will remain frozen until new policies are devised and the Student Fee Committe determines the legitimacy of student-fee-funded travel. Domanic Thomas, assistant director of SALP, explained that after speaking with legal counsel, they understood the possible ramifications if problems did occur with students traveling internationally. “In the past, staff exposed themselves and the department to being sued if students were hurt [internationally],” Thomas said. He said that for several years, international travel paid for by the

SFC created a large exposure of risk for the staff. He said the staff did its best to minimize the risk, but it is not something to which they want to continue to be exposed. “If you perform duties outside of your job description and level of expertise, the university easily says you’re on your own,” Thomas adds.

He understands that there is also “danger traveling to [local cities such as] Salem, but best practices provides an assumed level of risk to be minimal.” Canada is currently a gray area, and they are reviewing whether limited international travel may be allowed in the future.

Travel funding: SFC closely examining the appropriateness of student-fee-funded travel.

A student group affected by the travel freeze is Engineers Without Borders. Due to these complications, Engineers Without Borders at PSU is no longer funded by SFC. “After four months of discussions with them, we concluded that SFC

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Vanguard 2 | News February 18, 2010

Sarah J. Christensen Editor-in-Chief Virginia Vickery News Editor Theodora Karatzas Arts & Culture Editor Richard D. Oxley Opinion Editor Robert Britt Sports Editor Shannon Vincent Production Manager Marni Cohen Photo Editor Zach Chastaine Online Editor Robert Seitzinger Copy Chief Robert Seitzinger Calendar Editor Jae Specht Advertising Manager William Prior Marketing Manager Judson Randall Adviser Ann Roman Advertising Adviser Illustrator Kira Meyrick Associate News Editor Corie Charnley Production Assistants Bryan Morgan, Charles Cooper Williams Post-Production Assistant Adiana Lazarraga Writers Stacy Austin, Will Blackford, Bianca Blankenship, Meaghan Daniels, Sarah Esterman, Amy Fylan, Courtney Graham, Natalia Grozina, Patrick Guild, Joe Hannan, Rosemary Hanson, Steve Haske, Nadya Ighani, Carrie Johnston, Sara M. Kemple, Tamara K. Kennedy, Anita Kinney, Gogul Krishnan, J. Logue, James MacKenzie, Daniel Ostlund, Sharon Rhodes, Tanya Shiffer, Wendy Shortman, Catrice Stanley, Nilesh Tendolkar, Robin Tinker, Vinh Tran, Katherine Vetrano, Allison Whited, Roger Whightman Photographers Aaron Leopold, Michael Pascual, Liana Shewey, Adam Wickham Copy Editors Noah Emmet, Amanda Gordon Advertising Sales Ana SanRoman, Wesley Van Der Veen Advertising Designer Shannon Vincent Contact Editor-in-Chief 503-725-5691 editor@dailyvanguard.com Advertising Manager 503-725-5686 ads@dailyvanguard.com The Vanguard is chartered to publish four days a week as an independent student newspaper by the PSU Publications Board. Views and editorial content expressed herein are those of the staff, contributors and readers, and do not necessarily represent those of the PSU student body, faculty, staff or administration. One copy of the Vanguard is provided free of charge to all community members, additional copies or subcription issues may incur a 25 cent charge. The Vanguard is printed on 40 percent post-consumer recycled paper. Copyright © 2010 Portland State University Vanguard 1825 SW Broadway, Smith Memorial Student Union, Rm. S-26, Portland, Ore., 97201

NEWS

The business of helping business Community benefits are key to Social Innovation Incubator Program Catrice Stanley Vanguard staff

Students at Portland State are helping businesses examine the ways in which their practices can benefit more stakeholders than just shareholders. Early this month, the School of Business Administration launched a new program to help upstart and established companies focus on innovations that benefit the environment and humanity. It's called the Social Innovation Incubator. “We just launched, and our members are already benefitting from strategic advice, contacts with potential funders and even press exposure,” said Cynthia Cooper, director of SII, who leads the program and also teaches in the graduate program within the SBA. The services include one-onone business consulting and mentoring, project assistance from MBA student teams and interns, peer-to-peer events and networking and educational workshops. “[We] focus on projects that have social and environmental benefits as primary objectives. There are business models, legal and funding implications for these types of companies and we provide specialized support,” Cooper said. Since the launch, SII has been

working with two charter companies, Sustainable Harvest and Preciva Incorporated. Sustainable Harvest is already established as a Portland-based leader in sustainable coffee importing. They are launching two “intrapreneurial” projects— new initiatives within established businesses or organizations—with the help of SII. The first, to be launched in Oaxaca, Mexico, is a training center and coffee-roasting business that will benefit disadvantaged youth, lowincome farming communities and the environment. The second project is the development of a Web-based program to help farmer cooperatives more effectively track their business and coffee sales, empowering farmers to connect with buyers and to sell their coffee in higher-paying markets. “We work to improve the lives of coffee farmers by providing higher incomes through improved market linkages, training and development services funded by company income and grants,” said Jacen Greene, finance and operations analyst for Sustainable Harvest. “The SII provides invaluable support and consulting services for our own ‘intrapreneurship’ efforts, as we experiment with new approaches and programs outside our traditional business model,” he said. “Because the social and environmental values of the SII align perfectly with our own, we can rely on them as a trusted partner to help us evaluate new opportunities to benefit coffee farmers while protecting the environment.”

Preciva is a hybrid startup company specializing in developing electronic screening and diagnostic tests for cervical cancer that are more accessible and accurate. Preciva is still in the early stages— they don’t have a product on the market yet. “One of our goals has been to develop this product using a business structure which would allow us to ensure that the test is ultimately available to the women who need it most—women in low income countries who have no access to affordable, accurate screening,” said Anaïs Tuepker, director of Preciva. According to Tuepker, women in low-income countries constitute about 80 percent of the estimated 250,000 deaths from cervical cancer worldwide each year. “These tests are designed to overcome the financial, geographical and cultural barriers that limit access in low income countries,” Cooper said. She expects that Preciva’s products will offer advantages that will transform the practice of screening in high-income countries as well. For both Sustainable Harvest and Preciva, their choice to work with SSI seems to have made a big improvement in their companies. “We have a much better sense of what the business and investment landscape looks like. A group like SII helps show social entrepreneurs ‘how things are’ in the business world, but at the same time encourages them to keep working toward the vision of how they could be,” Tuepker said. “[It is] a business environment that is much more attuned to

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Cynthia Cooper: Director of Social

Innovation Incubator Program within the School of Business Administration.

generating social good. Having a space to really explore new business ideas with informed people like Cindy Cooper is tremendous.” Because of the highly customized nature of the program, SII has a fairly selective two-part evaluation process for accepting new companies into the program. The first phase is a simple proposal, and companies interested can get instructions by e-mailing the SBA or Cooper. If the basic criteria are met through the proposal, the entrepreneur or business is invited to submit a full application. Then a team of three to five reviewers evaluate the application and if it’s accepted, business between the company and SII begins.

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Web drop-in for dropouts

Dr. Stephen Reder, professor of applied linguistics, said he developed Learner Web after a research project called the Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning showed that “adults who had learning goals…often didn’t have realistic plans.” Reder said, “My interests are really in literacy development.” A move from a California suburb to Spanish Harlem in New York City, N.Y., sparked his interest. He was one of the few children in his school who spoke English and the only one who could read. Since then, Reder has studied and been involved with literacy development in various adult learning contexts, including the civil rights movement and the abolishment of literacy as a prerequisite for voter registration. The Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning “followed a random sample of approximately 1,000 high school dropouts over 10 years,” Reder said. "[The researchers] were really interested in how people created learning opportunities for themselves and how they reconnected with education," he said. “Whether or not they participate

in an adult education class, many people study on their own to improve their basic skills or prepare for the GED tests,” according to www.learnerweb.org. However, many of those subjects who had educational goals did not know how to achieve them. For instance, Reder said that one person LSAL followed did not realize that he or she would need to go to college before medical school. “So people really need plans [ for] things we take for granted,” Reder said. Learner Web provides students with a learning plan designed to help them achieve goals, such as getting a GED certificate, going to college or becoming a citizen. Each plan consists of a tree of steps, with resources like tutors available by phone and activities to help students complete each step. They also have a segment on financial literacy and instructions on how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. “The learner creates a personal profile, may take a short reading assessment and interest inventory, chooses a goal from the available list and follows the learning plan independently or with a tutor or a teacher,” according to the Web site.

Researchers developed program to help returning adult learners Sharon E. Rhodes

Unlike BlackBoard or WebCT, which revolve around a specific course or teacher, Reder said Learner Web is “really centered around the learner.” Learners choose their own goals and work at whatever pace suits their situation and learning style. “And you can ask for help when you get stuck at a step,” Reder said. The program received a large grant to do a demo project in seven states, including Oregon. Learner Web has since expanded to other states and Scotland. Because Learner Web’s learning plans depend in part on community resources, they are broken down by regions that “consist of a group of partnering organizations, usually led by a literacy coalition, public library, community college, or government agency in a state, county, city, or other geographical region,” according to the Web site. It goes on to say “regions can also be organized around a specific constituency…or need rather than geography,” such as the Center for Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning at the Community College of the District of Columbia—which also provides

free job training—and PSU. PSU recently began to use Learner Web in the hopes of limiting the number of students who drop out of the university. Reder said that students drop out of college for many reasons, “but one may be a lack of a clear plan to follow.” According to Reder, Learner Web now partners with PSU to facilitate directed self-placement in writing courses, which allows new students to determine in which writing courses to enroll. Learner Web makes recommendations by asking about students’ language background, like whether they are native speakers of English and what kinds of writing they have done in the past. “The goal is to make a recommendation to students that’s insightful…but in the process of recommending tries to build some understanding [of college-level writing expectations],” Reder said. Currently, Learner Web is piloting directed self-placement, but they hope that soon all new students will use the program, possibly as a part of orientation, in planning their schedules.


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Kroger will speak about state's new civil rights unit sides of Broadway Street in front of Smith Memorial Student Union. Gordly, Jackson and other leaders spoke Tuesday night to a packed house at Maranatha Church of God, located at 4222 NE 12th Ave. The crowd chanted “justice, justice, justice,” with lifted fists in response to Gordly and Jackson’s calls of “what do we want?” Jackson, president and founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and longtime civil rights activist, said, “police are called to protect and serve, [and to] arrest—not to be judge, jury and executioner.” When Jackson called out, the crowd responded, “All colors, all genders. Red, yellow, brown, black and white. Stop the violence. Save the children. Keep hope alive.” “I think people in Portland are all fired up tonight, holding hands and singing. Some of us will still be fired up in the morning—some might let go of the passion but we need to keep the fire,” said Sharay Solomon, vice president of planning for the NAACP at PSU. Associate Pastor Renee Ward of Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church in Portland distributed a flyer outlining the route of the march and rally scheduled for Friday. Attorney General John R. Kroger will hold a meeting at PSU during the daylong event to address the concerns of stakeholders and to identify and prioritize agendas for the newly formed civil rights unit, Ward said. A public letter signed by Kroger reads, “With your input we will create a civil rights unit that is responsive, easily accessible and actively pursuing litigation against

the state’s most egregious and pervasive violators of civil rights,” according to the Disability Rights Oregon Web site. The Friday meeting with Kroger will be held at 3:30 p.m in the Urban Center, room 350, to introduce Assistant Attorney General Diane Schwartz Sykes, head of the new civil rights unit created by the Oregon Legislature last year, and to discuss “more about the civil rights unit’s priority areas of casework,” according to the Disability Rights Oregon Web site. Tony Green, director of communication and policy for the Oregon Department of Justice, invites PSU leaders and students to attend the meeting. “Space is the only limitation,” Green said. Erica Lee-Johnson, vice president of operations for NAACP at PSU, said, “[I] liked that Jackson talked about equality for all people and building community not just around the Aaron Campbell case, but in general.” Joshua Griggs, director of professional development for NACCP at PSU, said “the time is now to act. We cannot afford to wait.” Rudy Soto, former ASPSU president and current candidate for Portland City Council, said “I am deeply disturbed by the recent shooting involving a Portland police officer and the tragic death of Aaron Campbell. The entire situation does not sit well with me and his death was uncalled for. We must unite and work to restore trust between the Portland police and the community as a whole.”

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Training needed for travel

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News Editor: [and] SALP [were] completely set against continuing our funding due to arbitrary changes in policy, so we moved on,” said EWB President Chad Norvell. He does not know if any progress is being made on formulating new international travel policies for student groups. “Even if the SFC had continued our funding, we would be unable to continue work on our international projects. We were given no realistic choice but to discontinue our SFC status,” Norvell said. Thomas said that the SFC is heavily scrutinizing how money will be allocated for the 2010–11 academic year. The group is asking difficult questions such as, “[Is PSU] duplicating resources that already exist?” and “Is it a good use of funds to duplicate a resource for less than 20 students?” He explained that if the SFC allocates money to students traveling internationally, PSU might be duplicating services already available on campus by other departments that are not funded by student fees. Thomas stresses that the student fee money is meant to pay for student-led programs, and he is concerned about building a “truly student-led allocation of resources.” SALP is still determining what the future holds for student-fee-funded international travel. Thomas said that if it were to continue, “training, upping skill sets and possibly reclassifying [staff] positions," would be required. SFC Chair Johnnie Ozimkowski explained that they are prioritizing different parts of the student fee budget. He added, “I don’t think that when every other department on

campus is making tough choices on tight budgets, it’s fair to send students and departmental staff wherever they want.” Thomas said, “There will still be funds for individual groups to travel, but not to the tune of $8,000 to $10,000, as some groups have asked.” “Instead of large travels budgets in groups [and] departments, that have been in the past used for a few students, they now want to open that opportunity up to 28,000 students and have criteria developed for that travel…travel is one of a hundred line items the SFC reviews,” he said. Thomas does not want students to be unprepared or hurt while traveling internationally, because SALP is not properly trained to provide the necessary information for students. Thomas admits that he cannot aid students in obtaining proper visas or international protocol, because he does not have certification or training in facilitating international travel. Thomas would like to develop partnerships with other departments that do know how to aid students who wish to travel internationally, such as Education Abroad or IE3 Global Internships. Ozimkowski said he was surprised by the student groups’ response to the initial travel reductions. He was confused that some students fight for lower tuition rates but demand more group funding that would raise the overall student fee. “We want to work with student groups to create a smart budget and provide them everything they want within reason,” Ozimkowski added. “We want to keep the student fee low.”

Virginia Vickery 503-725-5690 news@dailyvanguard.com

PSU’s financial futures framework Lindsay Desrochers, vice president of Finance and Administration, will be presenting about the financial history and future of Portland State to students and faculty. The presentation will include information on how the university has been previously supported, and what changes may lay ahead for the Oregon University System and PSU’s financial future. “The presentation will be beneficial for all who are interested in the community discussion on what are the next major steps for PSU and the OUS’s future governance,” Desrochers said. The workshop, “PSU Financial Futures: Governance Education Workshop,” will be held on Wednesday, Feb 24, at 2 p.m. in Smith Memorial Student Union, rooms 296 and 298.


Vanguard 4 | Arts & Culture February 18, 2010

Arts Editor: Theodora Karatzas 503-725-5694 arts@dailyvanguard.com

ARTS & CULTURE Ooligan Press presents a new resource for teachers to get students published Wendy Shortman

Portland International Film Festival tonight Cooking History Péter Kerekes, Czech Republic, 2009 “This riveting film opens the door to the secrets of little-known historians to show a dimension of war not found in textbooks or archives. Cooking History presents portraits of various army military cooks from all over Europe who have witnessed the European wars of the 20th century. Their recollections tap into a subjective view of historical events, one that diverges in some respects from conventional beliefs. They take us on a journey through pivotal dates, facts, declarations of war, battles and peace agreements. The tales they tell convey a sense of life and death in the “war apparatus,” as well as a sense of hope, longing, and survival in the midst of destruction and despair. Kerekes’ look behind “great moments in time” introduces a fresh perspective on European history.” 9 p.m., Whitsell Auditorium, 1218 SW Park Ave. John Rabe André Téchiné, France, 2009 “A young woman, Jeanne (Émilie Dequenne), reports that skinheads attacked her, seemingly for being a Jew. The incident becomes a media sensation and attorney Samuel Bleistein (Michel Blanc), an old friend of Jeanne’s mother Louise (Catherine Deneuve), takes the case. The incident and its aftermath, drawn from real events, formed the core of Jean-Marie Besset’s play on which the film is based, but for Téchiné, the dramatic entanglements provide an opportunity to explore the complex family and social relationships that surround and define his characters. Notions of class, ethnicity, and who’s in and who’s out in contemporary France course through the film, offering a provocative reflection on the creation of identity at a time of ever-increasing social tension.” 8:30 p.m., Regal Broadway Cinemas, 1000 SW Broadway

—nwfilm.org

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The Ooligan Press at Portland State will be celebrating the release of the second edition of Classroom Publishing: A Practical Guide for Teachers. The first edition was released in 1992 and was co-authored by Laurie King and Dennis Stovall. Stovall later founded the Ooligan Press in 2001. Now, graduate students and members of the Ooligan Press are proud to present a revised resource for teachers to utilize in their own lesson plans. Ideas from elementary school zines to blogs done by high schoolers are included and many have been shown to be beneficial for teachers and students. “It’s good for any educator,” said project manager Marianna Wiles. “It’s not a how-to guide in the sense that it has lesson plans, it’s more like an idea book that’s easily adaptable. It presents ideas of integrating publishing in the classroom.” For the format of the book, graduate students and Ooligan Press members interviewed over 100 teachers in states all over the country. In the end result, 26 states represent 60 featured educators, according to Wiles. “A couple of pages [were dedicated] on each educator talking about the projects they did,” Wiles said. “And that kind of material came for a template for showing what works, but also presented the overarching ideas.” The idea of getting classroom work published isn’t just exciting for the teachers either—it’s a great motivational tool for the students. “What we’ve heard over and over again is that it’s really exciting for the kids,” Wiles said. “As soon as they realize they have an audience, whether it’s their parents, kids in their school, people on the Internet, just the idea that more than their teacher [will be] reading it.”

by Ebonee Lee

Talent in the classroom

Classroom Publishing: A revision of the innovative original from the people who brought us Ooligan Press.

The book contains most of the same underlying concepts and ideas of the first installment, but with upgrades that make the content more applicable today. “The term ‘second edition’ isn’t quite right because the content has completely changed,” Wiles said. “Even the ability of making color photocopies have increased exponentially, just look at what was available then to what’s available today.” The book isn’t just for teachers either. It can be useful for anyone who wants to get their work published. Inside, there’s a section devoted to breaking down the baffling process of getting published. In this section, the steps to getting a project out to an audience are clearly outlined for the reader. “If you take a look at the book, the first section is devoted to taking that publishing process we use

at Ooligan, and throughout the industry,” Wiles said. “[We show] those five steps and say ‘this is how we do them in the industry.’” In addition to the upgrades apparent in the content, technology and accessibility, the second edition is a part of Ooligan Press’s OpenBook series, a project that aims for sustainability in publishing and production of books. In the first few pages of the book, you can find the audit of the choices made to achieve a sustainable product. For example, the staff chose a printer in Canada that was located less than 500 miles away from the distributor, saving on the amount of gas needed to transport materials. “One of the newer challenges is letting the customers know why we made the decisions we made,” Wiles said. “You can tell the book is on card stock, it’s not on bright, white paper. It’s kind of a badge of honor

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[ for us]. That’s why we made that choice—to show the readers.” Along with the release of the book on the first of March, the blog will appear online. The blog will be a tool that teachers can use in addition to the book to share ideas, and successes. “The idea isn’t new, it’s just that teachers aren’t really talking to each other and sharing those ideas” Wiles said.

Ooligan Press: Classroom Publishing launch party The Trim/Vojdani Gallery At p:ear Gallery 338 NW Sixth Ave. Fri, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Light refreshments provided


Vanguard Arts & Culture | 5 February 18, 2010

Timeline leading up to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

Photo illustration by Marni Cohen/Portland State Vanguard

Matthew Bedrin

Photo courtesy of John Waller/Uncage the Soul Productions

Beer and a good cause make Pints for Peaks a worthwhile event Bianca Blankenship Vanguard staff

Matthew Bedrin loves mountains. He loves them so much that he plans to climb and ski down 40 of them before the end of this year. This Saturday, Green Drop Garage will host Pints for Peaks, a benefit party for Bedrin’s mountainous goal. Bedrin launched his project last month, called Skiing Cascadia, in which he intends to climb the 40 tallest mountains in the Cascade Range within one year. The project started in January with successful trips to Mt. Saint Helens and Mt. Bachelor. Today, weather permitting, he will be attempting Mt. Hood. While Bedrin will be the first person to accomplish such a goal, he’s not doing it just for kicks.

Head for the hills

He’s trying to spread awareness about the importance of protecting our mountains. The message is to “clean it up, respect it, take care of it,” Bedrin said. The Pints for Peaks event will benefit organizations that Bedrin supports and that are supporting him on his climbing and skiing quest. The Surfrider Foundation, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Crag Law Center are his main supporters. Proceeds will also go toward provisions that Bedrin will need, such as ski maintenance costs. Green Door Garage just converted Bedrin’s pickup to burn waste vegetable oil and the spruced-up pickup will be on display at Pints for Peaks. Interspersed with a talk from Bedrin and the nonprofits sponsoring him, there will be live music from three Portland bands: Casey Neill, The Silent Numbers and Afro Q Ben. Hopworks Urban Brewery will be serving $2 pints of beer at the event and a raffle will be held, with prizes like Meadows lift tickets and outdoor gear. While the suggested donation

is $5, Bedrin insists that nobody will be turned away. A part-time mountain guide in Portland, Bedrin has been intimately involved with mountains and snow for as long as he can remember. “My parents put me on skis when I was 2 years old,” Bedrin said. “I’ve known it as long as anything else I’ve known in the world.” With a history of skiing with the NCAA, Randonee racing and ski mountaineering, he is more than comfortable when it comes to scaling mountains. In fact, he’s previously climbed and skied many of the mountains included in the Cascade’s highest 40. Some, for example Mt. Hood, he’s climbed over a half-dozen times. The difference is that he’s now climbing with the purpose of raising awareness about global warming, how it affects mountains and water, and what we can do to counteract it. He wants to encourage people to think critically about their interactions with nature. He’s worried about the effects of products like

petroleum-based ski wax and salt (put on summer snow), which make their way into our rivers and drinking water reservoirs. The ultimate goal is to promote the nonprofits he works with and support the environmental work that they do. With help from his friends, Bedrin will document the project along the way and generate a film, which will show at a fundraiser after the project is finished. “When the project is done, I hope it opens doors to more projects,” Bedrin said. But for now, he has little time to think of anything beyond hitting the Cascadian snow.

Pints for Peaks Green Drop Garage 1417 SE Ninth Ave. Sat, 7 p.m. to 11 pm $5 suggested donation 21+

Winter 2008 The venues at the games opened to athletes for training. August 8–24, 2008 The Olympic Summer Beijing Games started in China. Sept. 6–17, 2008 The Paralympic Summer Beijing Games began in China. October 2008 The 2010 Olympic Winter Game tickets went on sale. Winter 2008 and 2009 Events and festivities were created for the welcoming of the Olympic Winter Games 2010. Winter 2008 Approximately 10,000 media members were introduced to the community. Feb. 12–28, 2010 The Vancouver Olympic Winter Games began. March 12–21, 2010 The Vancouver Paralympic Winter Games will begin.

—govancouver. about.com


Vanguard 6 | Sports February January 18, 14, 2010

SPORTS Football schedule announced

Sports Editor: Robert Britt 503-725-4538

Vikings relocate to Hillsboro during PGE Park remodel

sports@dailyvanguard.com

Robert Britt

Latest 2010 Winter Olympics medalists Alpine skiing Women's downhill G– L. Vonn, USA S– J. Mancuso, USA B– E. Goergl, AUT Luge Women's singles G– T. Huefner, GER S– N. Reithmayer, AUT B– N. Geisenberger, GER Speed Skating Women's 500 m G– S. Lee, KOR S– J. Wolf, GER B– B. Wang, CHN Snowboard Women's snowboard cross G– M. Ricker, CAN S– D. Anthonioz, FRA B– O. Nobs, SUI Biathlon Men’s 12.5 km pursuit G– B. Ferry, SWE S– C. Sumann, AUT B– V. Jay, FRA Biathlon Women’s 10 km pursuit G– M. Neuner, GER S– A. Kuzmina, SVK B– M. L. Brunet, FRA Figure skating Pairs G– Zhao/Shen, CHN S– Tong/Pang, CHN B– Szolkowy/Savchenko, GER Speed Skating Men’s 500 m G– T. Mo, KOR S– K. Nagashima, JPN B– J. Kato, JPN Snowboard Men’s snowboard cross G– S. Wescott, USA S– M. Robertson, CAN B– T. Ramoin, FRA Cross-country skiing Men’s 15 km free G– D. Cologna, SUI S– P. Piller Cottrer, ITA B– L. Bauer, CZE

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Charging down the stretch: Men's basketball begins an all-important road trip in Arizona today.

Vikings hope to axe Jacks Portland State fights for postseason contention in last four games of season Tanya Shiffer Vanguard staff

The Portland State men’s basketball team begins its final two-game road trip of the regular season today in Flagstaff, Ariz., where they take on Northern Arizona. Both teams enter the game riding late-season losing streaks—four in a row for the Lumberjacks, and three for the Vikings—and each needs a win to secure a spot in the Big Sky Tournament. Portland State (10–15, 5–6 Big Sky) sits in fifth place in the conference standings and sixth-placed Northern Arizona (11–­13, 5–8 Big Sky) is nipping at their heels. Whichever team wins tonight’s contest will

enter the weekend in fifth place. Revenge may be in order for PSU after the Lumberjacks won, 93–86, in January to end a run of six consecutive losses to the Vikings. That win for NAU also put an end to Portland State’s 13-game winning streak in the Stott Center, one that extended into last season. The Vikings have won their last two games played on NAU’s court, including a 92–91, four-overtime marathon that saw senior guard Dominic Waters chalk 41 points. Leading the pack for the Lumberjacks is guard Cameron Jones, who is averaging 18.9 points per game and scored 24 points against the Vikings in January. Guard Eric Platt leads his team in threepoint shooting with a .431 average from beyond the arc, and forward Shane Johannsen leads with a .624 average in field-goal shooting. Waters leads the Vikings with an average of 18 points per game.

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Athlete of the week Senior guard Dominic Waters dominates on the court and has a big heart Tanya Shiffer Vanguard staff

Daily Vanguard: Why did you come to Portland State? Dominic Waters: It’s my hometown team. I played high school ball here and grew up here. Portland State seemed to be building a winning tradition, and I wanted to be a part of that. It was the right choice for me.

DV: What was your best moment on the court? DW: It would definitely have to be

the game-winning assist I gave to Julius Thomas last year to send us into the NCAA Tournament.

DV: If you could change one rule in basketball, what would it be? DW: I don’t know what rule I would change, but I wouldn’t mind if the referees had better vision.

DV: What’s your greatest strength? DW: I think my greatest strength is my heart. I’m a generous person.

DV: Which is your favorite place to eat around campus? DW: Pita Pit. I like the steak pita, no onions.

DV: What is your favorite thing to do around Portland? DW: I still hang around with a lot

of my high school friends, so I just like to be around them and my family.

DV: What is the first item that you would buy if you won the lottery? DW: If I won the lottery, I would get a red Range Rover. It’s definitely not a standard color, I know, but I saw one once and I really liked it.

DV: What was your most embarrassing moment on the court? DW: I was playing basketball dur-

ing recess in middle school with some friends. It was raining, so the whole school came inside where we were playing. I was going in for a fast break, slipped on my sweatpants and fell in front of everyone. It wasn’t a game that counted, but it was still embarrassing.

DV: Do you have any hidden talents? DW: I don’t know that I have any

hidden talents but I love video games. I especially love to play NBA 2K10—I dominate that game.

The Athletics Department released a schedule for the 2010 football season last week that will see a team already in transition make another move—to rural Washington County. First-year head coach Nigel Burton and his Vikings will use Hillsboro Stadium as their home field for the 2010 season due to the scheduled remodel of PGE Park in preparation for Portland’s new Major League Soccer franchise. The Vikings will play only four

games at home and face a seven-game road schedule. Portland State’s first three games—all non-conference— will be away, and with a bye week in late September, the Vikings will not play on “home” turf until Oct. 2. Hillsboro Stadium is located 12 miles west of campus, at the Cornelius Pass exit from Highway 26. The stadium currently seats 7,000, but according to a statement released by the school, Portland State looks to add club seating and other features that will increase the amount of available seats to 8,000. A five-game season ticket package will include all four homes games and admission to the Sept. 18 meeting with Oregon in Eugene, and will cost $100. Ticket information is available by calling 503-725-5627.

2010 Portland State football schedule Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16

at Arizona State at UC Davis at Oregon Idaho State* at Montana State* Montana*

He scored 21 points on Saturday against Montana State and 26 points against the Lumberjacks in January. With backup from senior forward Julius Thomas, who leads his team with .669 field-goal shooting, and senior forward Jamie Jones, who is averaging 7.8 rebounds per game, the Vikings should make the Lumberjacks work for their points. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and the action can be watched on Dish Network, channel 9411, or heard on 800 AM, KPDQ.

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at Weber State* Eastern Washington* at Sacramento State* Northern Colorado* at Northern Arizona*

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at Northern Arizona

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DV: Do you have any nicknames? DW: The only one I have is Domie, short for Dominic. Julius called me that one day and it just stuck.

DV: What is the last thing you cooked? DW: I cooked fried chicken on Val-

entine’s Day. It was only my second time and it was very good.

DV: If you could attend one concert or sporting event anywhere, what would it be? DW: It would definitely be Jay-Z. I

missed his concert in Seattle, but his New York show would have been amazing to see too. I really like his new album, but I like all of his stuff.

DV: What has been your favorite class at Portland State? DW: Hood Films with Dr. Milner—it

gave me a different perspective on how to view movies. I can watch for things in a movie now that the director meant for you to see that you normally wouldn’t catch. He was great.

DV: What is on your iPod right now? DW: I have it on shuffle, but the last

thing I listened to was something by 50 Cent.

DV: If you could have dinner with three people from history, who would they be? DW: I would pick Jesus Christ, Michael Jordan and Jay-Z.

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DV: Do you read the Vanguard, and if so, how often? DW: Yes I do. I probably read it about every other week.

DV: If you couldn’t play basketball, what would you do? DW: I would like to coach basketball.

*This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity.


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Work rush Tomena Sanner : where running is fun Steve Haske Vanguard staff

Hitoshi Susumu is a salaryman who’s running late. You might think that he’s running late for an important meeting, or maybe a big conference call or something. But that’s not the case. No, he’s running to get to a dance party! It doesn’t make sense, but this is the premise of Tomena Sanner, a game about a man who is running. Running is entirely what Tomena Sanner is about, actually. In order to go to the dance party, Susumu must run. As the player, you must press the A button so he avoids obstacles. I guess it makes sense he’s going to a dance party, because he likes to show off his moves while on the fly. Picture a pixilated, cel-shaded version of Mad Men’s Pete Campbell running through crazy landscapes with the sashaying and tumbling of Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain and Christopher Walken in Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” video and you’ve basically got the right idea.

The game’s design is based around its simplicity, much like Namco-Bandai’s recent homoeroticcharged Wiiware gem Muscle March. The only difference is that Tomena Sanner is 2-D and features a lot of dancing and contextual actions (all of which are done with the A button) taking place while Susumu runs across Japan, China, the moon, a prehistoric jungle, Hades—you get the idea. The game is basically a rhythm game, minus any onscreen prompts (except when Susumu celebrates clearing a level, at which he likes to get down!). This isn’t a hard game to beat, but beating it isn’t the point. The real point is to master each level, getting as many scores as possible. It’s entertaining to watch what Susumu will do when you press A. He may jump kick a hapless pickpocket, stop for a few steps with a group of schoolgirls, vault over a triceratops or grind down the rail of a staircase (in banker shoes, no less). This is part of the fun of Tomena Sanner—seeing what’s coming next. Not that it’s the easiest thing to do. It takes a little bit of getting used to when learning to time your actions correctly—basically, you just have

to use logic to know when Susumu is close enough, generally—but once you do, the gameplay speeds up pretty fast. The better you do timing-wise, the faster your speed goes. Once you learn how to pace out the rhythm, the game’s simple design actually works pretty well. Of course, there are the prerequisite speed-up and slow-down items in the game, usually balloons that Susumu can contextually jump up to if he’s coming off a sweet string of dance moves. There are also New Super Mario Bros.-esque items that will temporarily make Sususmu either really tiny or dwarf the screen. But you never stop moving, really. Unless, of course, you’ve gotta stop and dance! That happens frequently here. It’s kind of counterintuitive for Susumu, since he’s the one that’s running so late, but, damn, this guy likes dancing. He does everything from break and robot to the moonwalk and the worm. And others. When he does stop to dance, it only takes a few seconds, so let him have his fun. Like Muscle March, this game isn’t worth more than its asking price. For $5 you get nine levels, which last about a minute each. You can literally beat this game in under

10 minutes, probably, if you’re good enough. However, there’s also a turbo mode, which is amusing (and challenging). Tomena Sanner also has versus and multiplayer modes, where up to four players can compete. As is the case with a lot of multiplayer modes, it’s all about screwing your friends over, this time by obstructing their view. So with all the added modes, the game’s a pretty good deal if you’re into silly Japanese games with dance-y soundtracks. For a simple game about a man running, Tomena Sanner has a lot of quirky Japanese charm. It’s nothing you haven’t seen before, in one form or another, but that’s probably not why you’re playing it to begin with. So, Muscle March and now this… maybe Wiiware will make a habit of putting out these $5 crazy Japanese games? I think that’s something I could support.

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New albums out Feb. 23 Airbourne No Guts, No Glory [Roadrunner] Balmorhea Constellations [Western Vinyl] Clem Snide The Meat of Life [429] Daniel Merriweather Love & War [J/Allido] David Byrne & Fatboy Slim Here Lies Love [Todomundo/ Nonesuch] Dignan Porch Tendrils [Captured Tracks] Efterklang Magic Chairs [4AD] Eluvium Similes [Temporary Residence, Ltd.] Erykah Badu New Amerykah, Part II Return of the Ankh [Universal Motown] Free Energy Stuck on Nothing [DFA/Astralwerks] Fyfe Dangerfield Fly Yellow Moon [Geffen] [US Release]

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—pitchfork.com Tomena Sanner : A cheap game with a silly premise.

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