THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010 • PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY • VOLUME 64, ISSUE 91
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A kaleidoscope of imagery Blue Sky Gallery packs the walls with a healthy mix of new perspective PAGE 4
Films and bikes together at last Bike-themed film festival screens this weekend PAGE 4
Finding a groovier side Fruition String Band will folk the soul right out of you PAGE 5
More complaints of misconduct in ASPSU race Heimensen accuses Markey of using voter registration info for personal campaign Vinh Tran Vanguard staff
The ASPSU Judicial Board is potentially looking into allegations of misconduct made against ASPSU presidential candidate Katie Markey regarding her work during the student government voter registration drive last fall.
STUDENT ELECTION COVERAGE 2010
Several students claim Markey was seen making copies of voter registration cards with the intention of using them to her advantage in the student elections. The concerns raised are over the legality of copying information from registration cards and the ethical nature of using that information for other purposes. Markey said her actions were part of the standard and legal registration drive procedures. Both she and others claim that the information was not used in her personal campaign. One of the complaints came from her opponent, presidential candidate Jil Heimensen, who submitted it to the Elections Board several weeks ago as part of her latecandidate registration form. Heimensen claims that Markey, the current interim legislative affairs director for ASPSU, made copies of students’ voter registration cards collected during the Get Out the Vote campaign with the intention of using them to her advantage in the campus election. “Aside from being highly questionable at best and potentially illegal, my concern is that they will use the names gathered to their advantage in the upcoming election,” Heimensen said in her
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Markey: Not being investigated at this time.
letter to the E-Board. However, the E-Board is not currently investigating the complaint because its chair, Debra Porta, said it was not lodged in an official capacity. However, if it were, the matter would be taken seriously. In an e-mail to Heimensen, Porta said, “As I stated to you previously, if such an infraction has occurred, then the filing process needs to be followed, including a description of the potential infraction event itself. This process was outlined in orientation and is in the bylaws. Such a report has never happened.” Heimensen and her running mate, Johnnie Ozimkowski, were disqualified for a short time last week after the E-Board ruled that complaints brought against them for campaign misconduct were grounds for dismissal from the race. The J-Board overturned one of the complaints, brought against
them by their opponent for the vice-presidency, Selina Poulsen. The complaint’s dismissal allowed Heimensen and Ozimkowski to be reinstated. According to Heimensen, she was made aware of the incident involving Markey’s use of voter registration cards by student Rachel Cain, who brought her claim before the J-Board at its meeting on Monday. “I was sitting around in the ASPSU office one day and [Markey] came in with another girl,” Cain said. “They were counting the voter registration cards that they collected and she said, ‘This is great, we can use this for campaigning.’” Cain, a triple major at PSU, said she saw them making copies of the cards and confronted Markey and
ELECTION continued on page two
Mapping conference at PSU First day successful, will continue tomorrow Robert Seitzinger Vanguard staff
PSU says goodbye to basketball stars
Seniors Claire Faucher and Dominic Waters end legacy as Viks PAGE 6
End of the road Giants dash Winterhawks’ playoff hopes PAGE 6 Hacked by Jacks Lumberjacks defeat Vikings in tennis doubleheader PAGE 6
Yesterday marked the start of the 18th annual GIS in Action conference, a series of lectures, presentations and networking for professionals and students interested in geographic systems. Portland State is hosting the event, which will continue through Saturday. A geographic information system [GIS] is used to store and present information and data related to a specified location. A well-known example is Google Earth, which allows users to see data regarding an area and even compare it to other nearby or similar areas. According to the GIS in Action Conference program, “Each year, ASPRS [American Society for Photogammetry and Remote Sensing] and URISA [Urban and Regional Information Systems Association] collaborate to hold this informational conference on current issues in the geospatial information community.” President Wim Wiewel opened the conference yesterday morning
All photos by Adam Wickham/Portland State Vanguard
GIS: Another tool for the evolving world.
as he addressed a crowd of about 75 people, citing his interest in urban planning and how it is benefited by the study of GIS. “Any institution that considers itself a steward of place needs to be aware of what there is in its area, in that place,” Wiewel said. “You all help to do that.” When asked about his interest in GIS, Wiewel said, “It’s a very important field. There are all kinds of possibilities GIS technology opens up, and I think it shows how democratized it has become when you see how many people use it for so many purposes.” Keith Massie, the conference co-chair, echoed Wiewel’s interest in hosting GIS in Action at PSU in the future. “[PSU] is a great new venue for the conference…I’m excited to have it here,” Massie said. “There are several ways GIS is
used at PSU for planning, [and for] sustainability.” David Percy, geosystems data manager for PSU’s Geology Department, helped coordinate the conference and said he was very excited to bring it to the campus. He said rooms on the second and third floors of Smith Memorial Student Union will be occupied until around 5 p.m. today with various workshops and presentations related to GIS technology, study and career opportunities. There are about 20 kiosks in the SMSU Ballroom featuring companies that are interested in receiving students’ résumés during the event. There is a $35 registration fee to attend today’s events, which begin at 8:30 a.m., and includes a lunch break at noon. “There is a lot of exciting study surrounding GIS and mapping fields, and I hope to see PSU continue
to build a community of students interested in mapping technology,” Percy said. According to Percy, geology students are able to share data sets that get used in thesis papers and by faculty regularly, and that the sets are an effective tool for both education and those interested in a mapping career. Percy also does a lot of work involving open-source mapping technology, or programs that allow their code to be shared for free, similar to Linux. “I’m like the Linus Torvalds of maps,” Percy said, referencing the famous Linux programmer. Percy said there will be two additional free events held on campus this Friday and Saturday in the Urban Plaza that will focus on open-source Web mapping. Students interested in attending should RSVP at pdxosgis2010.eventbrite.com
Vanguard 2 | Arts & Culture April 15, 2010
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NEWS NEWS briefs Debate team ties with Yale and Stanford
Art project encourages community collaboration
Over the past weekend, eight members of Portland State’s Debate Team competed at the U.S. Universities National Debating Championships in Denver, Co. The three-day competition consisted of 124 teams from across the country. According to Christopher Richter, the debate team’s coach, two of the four PSU teams advanced from the preliminary into the elimination round. The first team, comprised of Sean Partch and Kelly Welch, advanced to the octafinals. Aaron Baker and Lindsay Bing advanced to the final round, where the two tied for second place with Stanford University and Yale University. “We destroyed a number of private, well-funded universities,” Baker said. In addition, Baker finished as the seventh-best individual speaker at the tournament, while Welch finished as the eighteenth best, according to Richter. “This marks the end of an extraordinary season for [the] PSU debate teams, with teams having advanced to elimination rounds at every tournament they attended,” Richter said. According to Richter, PSU’s debate team has taken first place at five of the 10 tournaments it has attended during the 2009–10 school year. “This has been the most successful year of debate in its history [at PSU],” Bing said. According to Richter, “Portland State Debate continues to be one of only two public universities to have ever advanced teams to the final round in the history of the U.S. university debate championships.” Although the team has finished competing for the school year, it will continue to host public debates and its weekly radio show on KPSU until the end of spring term, Richter said.
This year, Making Place community art project will feature “Making Place Portland” at the city’s Open Engagement Conference. According to its Web site, Making Place explores how cities are made, how they are made better and how they are made worse. The public can participate in the project by sending three digital photographs to email@example.com. The photos must separately depict: -How you contribute to the making of your city, community or place -How your city, community or place is made better -How your city, community or place is made worse In addition, Making Place will donate $1 per resident submission, which will be awarded to a recipient that will be voted on by the participants via an online poll. Making Place also urges local businesses to match the donations made. According to the project’s Web site, “Portland represents the ‘first stop’ of this ongoing community art project that has the potential to circle the globe. Portland provides an ideal location as an exemplary of civic engagement, community participation, and local support for the arts.” The Open Engagement Conference is an initiative of Portland State’s Art and Social Practice MFA concentration, according to its Web site. It is co-sponsored by Portland Community College and the MFA in Visual Studies program at Pacific Northwest College of Art, and will be supported by the Cyan/PDX Cultural Residency Program. The conference will take place on May 14–17, 2010 throughout Portland and PSU’s campus. “Making Place Portland” will be featured at PSU’s Autzen Gallery on May 15 at 2:30 p.m.
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Not a violation, says ASPSU the other girl, identified as ASPSU Communication Director Laura Morency. “I asked them, ‘What are you planning on doing with those registration cards and why are you making copies of them?’” Cain said. “I also asked them whether the students know that they are doing this with their voter registration cards.” According to Cain, Markey was unable to explain why she was making copies of the cards. “[Markey] looked around at the other people in the office and said, ‘Can someone help me out here, I’m not comfortable with answering this,’” Cain said. “She later said that [Secretary of State] Kate Brown told them to do so.” Cain said that a few days after the confrontation, Brown was on campus to congratulate the Oregon Students Association and ASPSU for their efforts in the Get Out the Vote Campaign, in which 2,755 people were registered on campus to vote. After the press conference, Cain approached Brown to ask whether she authorized the ASPSU representatives to make copies of those cards.
During her testimony at the J-Board meeting, Cain said Brown was surprised and seemed to not know anything about the situation. Cain also claims that representatives from the OSA tried to keep her away from Brown at the press conference. Cain said she was asked by Brown to e-mail her office with an explanation of the incident. Aside from an e-mail, Cain also sent a letter via certified mail to Brown’s office on February 10. She has yet to receive any response to either letter. At the J-Board meeting, chair Brad Vehafric raised the point that voter registration information is public record that can be requested by anyone through the city. “What we as a board can determine is whether they violated any state, county or ASPSU law in doing so,” Vehafric said. “But they could have made copies of those cards to count how many students they registered so they can present the information to the state legislature.” Emily McLain, legislative director for OSA, said that making copies of voter registration cards during a voter registration drive is not illegal.
Photo courtesy of Invisible Children
Invisible Children: PSUMUN hosts moving film.
For more information on the guidelines for submitting a photo project to Making Place, visit www.makingyourplace.com. Open Engagement’s schedule can be found at www.openengagement.info –Corie Charnley
Model UN hosts film screening of children in Uganda PSU’s Model United Nations is hosting a screening of a 2003 film highlighting the plight children in northern Uganda face. According to Invisible Children’s Web site, Invisible Children: Rough Cut is a documentary film created by Jason Russell, Bobby Bailey and Laren Poole, three filmmakers who traveled to northern Uganda in 2003 and discovered the horrors the country’s 20-year civil war had brought. They formed a non-profit in 2004, after the film’s success brought them overwhelming responses. “Invisible Children documents the story of children from Uganda who would lock themselves in at night to avoid being captured by the Lord’s Resistance Army, led by Joseph Kony, and forced into servitude as
Tamara Henderson, executive director for the OSA, said the group has never advised any student to make copies of voter registration cards to use for personal election campaigns. “OSA is not involved in any capacity in student elections on any campus, as it would be detrimental to the collaborative nature of the organization,” Henderson wrote in an e-mail. Morency said it’s against the ASPSU policy to use that information for campus elections. However, she admits that they did make copies of all voter registration cards collected from the campaign. “What we do is copy the top of the cards, which has no confidential information except for their name and contact information—it does not show party affiliation,” Morency said. “We use that contact information to do follow-up calls in a non-partisan manner to make sure that students know the deadline and encourage them to vote.” All copies are later shredded, according to Morency. There are discrepancies over the details of the incident. According to Morency, what Markey said to Cain in the office at the time was that Brown is aware of what they do, not necessarily that she explicitly told them to do it.
either child soldiers or sex slaves,” said Kate Alexander, secretary of political organization for PSUMUN. Faith Riley, office manager for Invisible Children, Inc., said that attending the screening is the best way for students to get involved with the movement. “After you see the movie you will better understand the situation [in Uganda],” she said. Riley said PSU has a rare and incredible opportunity to hear Jacob, who is featured in the film, speak on the tour. According to the organization’s Web site, in 2005 the non-profit created a scholarship program for children affected by the civil war. The Legacy Scholarship Program currently provides scholarships and mentoring to 771 students at secondary and university level. The program is managed in Uganda and is operated by Uganda nationals. The screening will be held tonight in Smith Memorial Student Union, rooms 296 and 298, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information on Invisible Children visit its Web site at www.invisiblechildren.com –Amy Staples
Morency also said that if Markey was simply making copies of the top of the voter registration cards, where it only show the name and contact information of students, then it was within her right to do so. Henderson said that the information is public record according to ORS 247.973. Student Activities and Leadership Programs assistant director and ASPSU advisor, Domanic Thomas, said even if Cain’s claim is true, he still doesn’t see any benefit to having student’s voter information for use in a campus election. “It doesn’t even make sense,” Thomas said. “How can an ASPSU candidate use student’s voter registration information to advance their personal campaign?” “I just don’t see it being utilized that way—having been involved in this cycle for many years—even if the claims are true,” he said. Morency said she and other ASPSU representatives explained to Cain repeatedly that what they were doing is not illegal. “[Cain] doesn’t seem to understand that she has no grounds for her complaint,” Morency said. “[Get Out the Vote] is something that we’re very passionate about so it’s a shame that she would try to fight against us for empowering students, [it has] become petty.”
Vanguard 4 | Arts & Culture April 15, 2010
Arts Editor: Theodora Karatzas 503-725-5694 firstname.lastname@example.org
Season finales This week marks the season finales for Life Unexpected, Melrose Place and Ugly Betty, and they’re just the first to end after this year’s cable rotation. Several other shows are creeping toward their finish for the year, with one notable series finale in Lost. Here’s a list of some other finales to watch for during spring term. May 5 Human Target, Fox May 10 Trauma, NBC May 12 Mercy, NBC May 13 Private Practice, ABC The Vampire Diaries, CW Supernatural, CW May 14 Smallville, CW May 16 Desperate Housewives, ABC Brothers & Sisters, ABC May 17 Gossip Girl, CW One Tree Hill, CW House, Fox May 18 90210, CW V, ABC May 19 Law & Order: SVU, NBC May 20 Bones, Fox Fringe, Fox Grey’s Anatomy, ABC May 23 Lost (series finale), ABC May 24 24, Fox Chuck, NBC Law & Order, NBC May 27 FlashForward, ABC
ARTS & CULTURE A kaleidoscope of imagery Photo courtesy of Larry Sultan
Larry Sultan: His series of photos, which premiered at Blue
Blue Sky Gallery packs the walls with a healthy mix of new perspective Roger Wightman Vanguard staff
Only in the most obscure way are the main exhibits now on display at Blue Sky Gallery related to each other. Their paths cross in areas dealing with transience, the Southwest and the way we view landscapes and the people in it. German photographer Eric Klemm’s exhibit is a collection of portrait photographs he took while traveling in North America, photo-documenting indigenous peoples along the way. In Allen Bryan’s exhibit, he attempts to capture not people, but landscapes in order to recreate the panoramic eyesight he once had. Klemm got his start as a professional photographer in 1968. He’s gone on to win photography awards around the globe, including the PX3 Culture award in Paris for
Sky in 1981, captures a number of choice underwater scenes.
his most current installation, Silent Warriors. The collection attempts to compare and document Native Americans in modern society. From a broad spectrum of geographical origins and native tribes and cultures, Klemm has compiled the faces of hundreds of people whose ancestral origins stem from the very ground we call our home. Now living in British Columbia, Klemm’s photos are mainly of northern North American tribes in Canada and Alaska. In a handful of images, however, southwestern natives adorn their bodies with the authentic outfits and makeup of their native cultures. The stereotypical native is not the only type of person captured. Klemm photographed people with native roots that he found living on the street, shopping in a grocery store or pumping gas—breaking the barriers of what we think of indigenous people and showing that these cultures still exist today. Comforts of Home is Bryan’s way of taking back something that he
lost in 1988—his perfect eyesight. Upon hearing that his ability to see at night, experience color and view panoramic landscapes would slowly end, he headed down to the Southwest to experience vastness once more. His images incorporate his actual vision of the world through blurred colors and fading figures as well as his imaged vision through the use of panoramic photographs and staged sets, which have more activity than the typical scene. A bed or a set kitchen table grace most of the photos, placed in odd locations like a parking garage or an office building. Seeing the world through Bryan’s lens is a trap door into his literal reality and perspective of the world. Paying tribute to a recently passed artist whose work once appeared on the walls of Blue Sky, the gallery has resurfaced a small collection of privately owned underwater photographs from Larry Sultan. The images are part of Sultan’s 1981 Blue Sky exhibit Swimming Lessons in which he
waited underwater until the perfect moment to capture the happenings just below the surface. Floating babies and swimming mothers fill the images, revealing the rippling and murky world of a water dweller. Sultan is known for publishing many books of photographs including The Valley, which recreates the lustful and glamorous lifestyles of southern California. While unconnected, Blue Sky’s gallery is teeming with masterpieces from artists with a unique eye and vision of the world—all with the mission of getting the audience to see life from a different vantage point.
Silent Warriors; Comforts of Home; Swimming Lessons Blue Sky Gallery 122 NW Eighth Ave. Tue-Sat, noon–5 p.m. Runs through May 2
FILMS BIKES together at last - and -
June 8 Glee, Fox
Photo courtesy of Filmed By Bike
Unicycle Bastards Kick Zombie Ass: A short film about single-wheel warriors taking back humanity from the undead.
Bike-themed film festival screens this weekend Bianca Blankenship Vanguard staff
As if the Bicycle Show last weekend wasn’t enough to satisfy Portland’s lust for bicycle culture, the Filmed By Bike festival this weekend should give bicycle enthusiasts more than enough to get their pedals spinning. Started in Portland, Filmed By Bike has been one of the city’s trademark festivals for eight years now. Over the course of three days, the festival will screen 40 films, hold an opening night street party and award prizes to the best filmmakers. The films are all under eight minutes and each show time screens about 20 of them. The jury decided to limit the films to eight minutes so that filmmakers would have to narrow their scope and fine-tune their works.
“Originally we set that time limit because back when I was a student taking video classes, we had a running joke that no student film should ever be over eight minutes long,” said Ayleen Crotty, festival director, “because our films weren’t up to snuff.” The genres range from drama and documentary to action and animation, with one theme tying them all together: Bicycles. There are educational films like Copenhagen’s Climate-Friendly, Bike-Friendly Streets, which tells of Copenhagen citizens’ dedication to riding their bikes in all weather conditions. Then there are films like the satirical hip-hop music video All You Haters (Suck My Balls), in which hipsters aggressively defend their fixed gear bicycles. Every film at the festival is unique. “This year we were surprised that we didn’t see more of the fixie street riding films that have really become popular in the last few years,” Crotty said. “At the same time, we’re
pleased because our festival wants a real variety of films and films with a lot of substance.” Of the over 100 independent films submitted to the festival, almost half were from Portlanders. Others were submitted from out of state and around the world, with some from Japan and the Netherlands that made it into the final cut. “We do have a really advanced bike culture [in Portland],” said Crotty. “Biking is so natural and it’s part of our daily routine.” The festival has stayed true to its roots by choosing to screen only in Portland. After all, it isn’t tough to draw a crowd of bicycle enthusiasts in this city. Tomorrow the festival will kick off with a free street party that will take over Clinton Street next to the Clinton Street Theater. Local DJs Anjali and The Incredible Kid will spin Bhangra and Bollywood music while people check out the beer garden, free entertainment and a huge raffle. Opening night will also
allow a sliding scale of $8–$15 for the film screenings. This is the festival’s first year to award the best filmmakers. Three winners will be announced on Sunday and each will be presented with a goofy Nutcase helmet. This year’s jury for the festival consisted of nine bicycle-loving Portlanders from all walks of life— mostly filmmakers, artists and writers.
Filmed By Bike Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton St. Fri, Sat, Sun See website for times $7–15 All ages early shows 21+ late shows
Finding a groovier side Fruition String Band will folk the soul right out of you tonight at Goodfoot Leah Bodenhamer Vanguard staff
Perhaps you’ve seen them— charming passers-by with their juxtaposing presentation of grimy appearances and nearly perfected musicianship. Maybe you’ve heard their home-grown harmonies echoing down late night streets that dwell in the rainy afterglow of local celebrations like Last Thursday or Saturday Market. Indeed it is possible that their live performance has stolen your heart in an old west kind of way and tucked it back into yourself, deeper, freer and more inspired. Is it those two handsome guitarists down by Pioneer Square crooning old Beatles tunes? Is it that old ragtime trio down by the Farmers Market with the washboard and tub bass? No and no. It is that swinging bluegrass quartet, Fruition—oozing with devilishly tasteful soul and redefining the idea of how to play a “show” by standing on street corners with an open guitar case. This band helps define a movement of music that is as old as the folk songs of the Kentucky Mountains and as honest as a soldier on his deathbed. It’s about community and truth.
It’s sometimes referred to as the “school of life” and is frequently described as a sort of medicinal countercultural revolution—leading back into the roots of music and into the very humanity that created it. Fruition sweeps away societal labels and walls that come with being a member of such an individualistic culture, and they do it by appealing to and bringing together a limitless audience. People from all walks of life find enjoyment in their performances. As guitarist Kellen Asebroek puts it, “it’s a show and a party and just a chance to be yourself.” The satisfaction of the audience is a direct result of the chemistry of the performers, who describe themselves as family. “The first time we played together was live, out in the street, for a moving audience, which was a pretty raw experience,” Asebroek said. “We noticed that when we all sang together, that was when people really stopped and listened.” In fact, one reason Fruition stands out in the buoyant sea of Portland bluegrass is because of their masterfully unpolished harmonies. Don’t be misguided though—their harmonies are tight, but in a loose, very organic, very human fashion. Solos and vocals are indulged by all four members, which in addition to Asebroek include Mimi Naja, Keith Simon and Jay Cobb Anderson. As far as influences go, Gillian Welch is the most widely agreed-upon
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Tax day deals! If you haven’t filed your tax returns by today, the feds will kick down your door, shoot your dog and steal all your valuables. OK, probably not, but you will have to deal with tax penalties that can be easily avoided by just filing on time. Photo courrtesy of Fatty Sound Waves
Fruition String Band: A group that's taking their unique brand of street folk to the stage.
source of influence by all band mates, though inspiration is anything but finite. “We are inspired,” said Asebroek, “by everything that happens in a day, in a month, in a lifetime. We all vibe to the groovier side of music, like old funk and blues.” One could suppose their success is not necessarily due to their external influences, but the internal artistry and innovation found within each other. As a string band, mobility is much easier to attain than other bands with plugs and amps and chords and microphones and so their dedication to street performance is maintained. They claim to thrive, financially and spiritually, on the gritty experience found only on the streets of Portland, namely the Hawthorne district, where the band is frequently entertaining. Despite the release of a publicly discredited album, Hawthorne Hoedown, Fruition has continued to soothe a variety of music enthusiasts as well as record more albums. On March 11, the much more professional self-titled album
produced by Hot Buttered Rum’s Nat Keefe was released to the public. They will also be playing the Earth Day festival with the March Fourth Marching Band, as well as making appearances at Portland’s Brewfest on the waterfront and Mountain Stomp Music Festival in the Siuslaw National Forest. Even with a musical style that transcends mainstream labeling, what truly captures audiences is Fruition’s ease and honesty on stage. They like to be light-hearted and informal in a time when sometimes music performance is taken way too seriously. Fruition is a must-see for old time folk lovers, hootenanny dancers and generally laid-back soul junkies.
Fruition String Band The Goodfoot 2845 SE Stark St Tonight, 9 p.m. $7, 21+
Even if you haven’t filed, there are some great deals going on around town to make the day better. Here are a few of them (be sure to ask about deals everywhere you go today!). Taco Del Mar Free taco Nearest location to campus: 1930 SW Fourth St. McCormick & Schmick’s Gift certificate for a future visit worth $10.40 (get it?) Nearest location: 0309 SW Montgomery St. Cinnabon Free mini cinnamon roll Nearest location: 1109 Lloyd Center (just go the mall and follow the cavity-causing stench of sickly sweet cinnamon) P.F. Chang’s 15 percent off your bill Nearest location: 1139 NW Couch St.
Vanguard 6 | Sports January April 15, 14, 2010
Sports Editor: Robert Britt 503-725-4538 email@example.com
SPORTS Seniors Claire Faucher and Dominic Waters end legacy as Viks
PSU says goodbye to basketball stars
Stats report: Dominic Waters and Claire Faucher Dominic Waters Guard Portland, Ore. Notables: Two-time All-Big Sky selection League leader in assists and free-throw percentage Three career Big Sky Player of the Week honors 2008 Great Alaska Shootout AllTournament Team selection Holds school record for most points in a conference game, with 41 Career stats: (PSU only) Games played: 65 Starts: 34 FG shooting: .473 3-pt shooting: .435 FT shooting: .869 Rebounds: 154 Assists: 248 Steals: 45 Total points: 969 Points per game: 14.9 Claire Faucher Guard Yakima, Wash Notables: Three consecutive First Team All-Big Sky selections Two-time Big Sky All-Academic Team selection 2009–10 Big Sky Tournament MVP 2006–07 Big Sky Outstanding Freshman awardee PSU and Big Sky's all-time leader in assists Holds school record for threes and threes attempted in a postseason game Career stats: Games played: 117 Starts: 108 FG shooting: .370 3-pt shooting: .351 FT shooting: .662 Rebounds: 546 Assists: 819 Steals: 282 Total points: 1399 Points per game: 12.0
The past four years have been eventful for Portland State’s basketball programs, but as the college careers of Claire Faucher and Dominic Waters come to an end it’s time for fans and teammates to say goodbye to two student-athletes that have dominated the court. Faucher, a starting point guard for the women’s team and native of Yakima, Wash., finished her senior season with a monumental postseason appearance after breaking school and conference records. She gave a career performance to help her team win the Big Sky Tournament title, and led her team to the program’s first-ever ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Waters, a Portland native and Grant High School graduate, has constantly been in the spotlight of men’s basketball in his two seasons at PSU since transferring from Hawaii. Whether it was leading his team to an upset over cross-town rival and No. 25 in the nation Portland, which he said was his favorite game of the season, or delivering an outstanding performance in the Big Sky Tournament semifinal, the starting guard and co-captain was a leader. Faucher came to PSU with a big goal in mind: to change the culture of women’s basketball at Portland State. The senior guard defiantly left behind a legacy that indeed did change women’s basketball for her school, but she could not be more gracious of her achievements. “It wasn’t just me that did it,” she said. “When people talk so much about me it sometimes discredits the team as a whole, and there [are] several different pieces that helped us get to where we finished.” Waters is equally modest, and
remarked that his drive and love for the game keep him focused. “I always want to put my team first, and put them in position to win games,” he said. Both players are leaders on the court. Waters started every game of the season and led the Viks in scoring with averages of 18.6 points and 4.8 assists per game. He also led with his .424 three-point shooting average and .902 free-throw average. Waters was named Second Team All-Big Sky both seasons at PSU, and named Big Sky Player of the Week on two separate occasions this year. Faucher ended her career at Portland State as a three-time All-Big Sky point guard. Faucher became the school and Big Sky’s all-time leader in assists and leaves PSU with her name in the top-10 in fourteen categories. She is first in assists, second in steals (282) and three-pointers made (185), third in starts (108), and featured in 10 other categories. “Claire really is a leader, she steps up when she needs to, and we definitely saw that during the last
game [of the Big Sky Tournament] against Montana,” head coach Sherri Murrell said in an interview following the NCAA Tournament matchup against Texas A&M. In that title-winning game against Montana, Faucher hit 26 points, boasted six assists and chalked an impressive five steals. “That’s the kind of thing every little kids wants,” Faucher said. “To go to the big dance, to play against one of the top teams in the country… [it was] a wonderful way to go out. I can’t imagine a better way.” The men’s side faced several barriers during their season. Plagued with injuries to top players Julius Jones, Paul Guede, Phil Nelson and even Waters, who started out in the first University of Washington tournament with just two practices. Despite this, and the fact that a new coach led a predominantly young team, the men made it to the Big Sky Tournament. “I think the biggest success was making it to the Big Sky after having a tough start,” Waters said. The men faced off against the
Montana State Grizzlies in the opening round of the Big Sky, and took the game with a last-minute three pointer by freshman Melvin Jones. In the semifinals, the Viks faced Weber State where they saw a bitter 69–60 loss. During that loss, Waters took part in an impressive game and finished with 19 points and a career-high five steals. The two college stars have very different future paths. Faucher said she feels it is time to move on to something new, and she is waiting to hear about an MBA opportunity at George Fox, where she also hopes to help coach. Waters said he hired an agent about a week ago and hopes to play basketball professionally. "My goal is to try and get into a camp or summer league—I want to play at the highest level, if not in the U.S. then I would want to go to Europe," he said. The two seniors that had their faces on billboards and banners around Portland and on campus now move on to a new chapter in their lives. Leaving behind teammates that they both can’t talk enough about, and coaches that can’t talk enough about them, the two leave their respective teams in good hands, and both offered words of advice to future players. “Enjoy it, even the hard stuff, ” Faucher said. “Just enjoy every piece of the memories you make.” Waters, meanwhile, spoke of team unity. “Stay together, play as one, don’t worry about everything else that could affect your core performance and go out and play—play for each other,” he said.
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End of the road Hacked by Jacks Giants dash Winterhawks’ playoff hopes Robert Seitzinger Vanguard staff
The Portland Winterhawks’ 2009–10 campaign marked the best turnaround in franchise history and a return to the postseason after a four-year drought, but their incredible run ended Tuesday night with a 3–1 loss at the Rose Garden. Last season, the Hawks earned 19 wins, after just 11 the year before and 17 prior to that. The last time they made the playoffs, in 2006, was on a 32-win season that also ended in the second round of postseason contention against the Giants, four games to one. This season, the Hawks improved to 44 wins and entered the first round of the playoffs with a head full of steam against the Spokane Chiefs. Portland won the first round in seven games before taking their second round with the Giants to six. The Hawks’ six wins in the postseason all came on the road, and though they changed venues from the Memorial Coliseum to the Rose Garden for Game Six, the Giants prevailed.
Vancouver scored in every period of play on Tuesday, while Portland saw just one goal in the first period from wingman Nino Niederreiter. Hawks goaltender Mac Carruth stopped 26 of the Giants’ shots, but the Hawks stalled on the offensive end as Mark Segal stopped 32 of Portland’s attempts. The series was marked by a great deal of penalties, though in Game Six, each squad only sent seven men to the penalty box. Two of Vancouver’s goals came during power plays, and Niederreiter’s goal came during one of Portland’s five power-play opportunities. Season tickets to see the Hawks next year are already on sale. At least four Hawks are no longer eligible for play, so expect to see increased recruiting over the summer as a way to carry this year’s success into the 2010–11 season.
Second-round results April 3 Vancouver 9, Portland 6 April 4 Vancouver 7, Portland 4 April 7 Portland 3, Vancouver 2 April 9 Vancouver 5, Portland 3 April 10 Portland 5, Vancouver 4 April 13 Vancouver 3, Portland 1
Lumberjacks defeat Vikings in tennis doubleheader Nilesh Tendolkar Vanguard staff
On Monday, the Portland State men’s tennis team saw its playoff chances fade after both the PSU men’s and women’s teams lost to Northern Arizona at the Club Green Meadows in Vancouver, Wash. Monday’s result has profound consequences for the men’s team’s playoff ambitions. The Vikings slipped from fourth to sixth place in the Big Sky standings after the 5–2 loss. They now hold a 3–4 record in conference, and are 6–10 overall. In a seesaw match that saw the advantage swing from one team to the other, the Viks narrowly lost the doubles point. Portland State lost all three matches in the doubles rubber with scores of 8–5, 8–7(3) and 9–7. In singles competition, juniors Chris Rice and Alex VanDerschelden won at lines one and two, but the Viks lost the deciding battle on line five to concede the match to the second-place Lumberjacks.
With only four teams entering the playoffs this season, the Viks must win their last game against struggling Idaho State and hope for favorable results elsewhere in order to qualify. Along with PSU, Eastern Washington and Montana are both vying for the final playoff position. All three teams have a trio of conference wins already, but Montana has three matches left while Eastern Washington has two games in hand. In contrast, PSU plays its final game of the season against Idaho State at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Louisiana-Pacific Tennis Center. For the women’s tennis team, Monday marked the seventh consecutive loss. Freshman Tara Vadali was the only PSU player to win a set (3–6, 6–3, 2–6) over first-placed Northern Arizona. The women are now 0–7 in the Big Sky and 2–16 overall. The women next take on Idaho State at the Louisiana-Pacific Tennis Center at 9 a.m. on Saturday in a battle to avoid finishing last in the conference. Idaho State is on an eight-game losing streak and has yet to win a Big Sky game this season.
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Animals with badges Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space brings freelance police back to Wii Steve Haske Vanguard staff
Wii-owning point-and-click fans, rejoice—Sam & Max have returned to Nintendo’s little white box for another round of insane adventures. Following the somewhat sketchy release of Sam & Max: Season One on the Wii back in 2007, I wasn’t at all sure that Season Two, or Beyond Time and Space, as it’s known, would be making the trip. I’m glad that it has. Like Season One, Beyond Time and Space is an episodic series of self-contained adventures involving the eponymous Sam and Max, the dog and rabbit pair of freelance police created by cartoonist Steve Purcell in the late ’80s. For those not in the know, these two freelance police (yes, that’s about as ridiculous and illegal as it sounds) serve as non-professional private eyes (of sorts), with Sam, the blue-suited dog playing the fast-talking straight man to Max’s borderline-sociopathic tendencies. Although Sam and Max got their start in the panels of Purcell’s comics, they became really popular after LucasArts’ Sam & Max Hit the Road, a point-and-click during the genre’s golden era (the 1990s). Call the series an interactive buddy comedy, an homage to film noir (which it is, kind of) or just an adventure game with a twisted sense of humor—whatever it is, it’s damn funny. Season One had the fluffy justice-bringers taking on washed-up child-stars-turned-hypnotists, the toy mafia and a giant statue of Abraham Lincoln ( from whom Max usurped the presidency). That was funny enough. Beyond Time and Space ups the ante, though. Hell, in the opening minutes of the season’s first episode, “Ice Station Santa” (there’s a lot of pop-culture references in these games, too) Sam and Max are assaulted by a giant wind-up robot with an existentialist bent and a penchant for singing poppy ’80s love ballads. The series has always been silly, excelling particularly in terms of really funny dialogue exchanges. That trend is certainly continued here (“The snow will run red with the blood of the naughty!” a barricaded, possessed Santa screams at the pair in one scene, spraying the walls of his workshop with an Uzi). Without clever writing, Beyond Time and Space just wouldn’t work. But given that the season’s overarching plot involves a soultrafficking racket run by Satan, there’s not much to worry about in that department. In terms of gameplay, this second season plays exactly the way you expect it to: walk around observing
scenery, talking to NPCs, interacting with the environment and picking up objects to solve puzzles and get past barriers. This is classic pointand-click gameplay, which, in my book at least, is always welcome. However, there’s a slight hitch with Beyond Time and Space you should be aware of: The frame rate chugs, badly. This was something I noticed on occasion when playing the Wii part of Season One, mostly when Sam and Max were out terrorizing the streets in their DeSoto. It was disheartening, but didn’t destroy the game. Choppy animations and pauses are more prevalent in this newest installment, and while they don’t break the game either, it’s really distressing to play what feels almost
like an unfinished product (and even more distressing to know there’s not a damn thing you can do about it). Given the game’s $20 price point, it’s kind of something you just have to live with if you want to enjoy it, at least if the Wii is your only system. But it still bears mentioning that instead of fixing the problem, Telltale seems to have further neglected it. With season three, The Devil’s Playground, moving to PS3, I’ll be taking my S&M needs elsewhere (yeah, they pun on that one, too) in the future. But if you’re somehow deprived of next-gen hardware or a PC, you should pick this one up, bugs and all.
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Atari Wii $19.99
CNN personality Larry King is divorcing his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick, after she claimed that he had an affair with her younger sister, the NY Daily News reports. Southwick entered rehab for addiction to painkillers in 2008, shortly after bragging that she is the only one of King's wives to have been married to him for 10 or more years. So, a guy who looks more like a prune and less like a human can't keep marriages together, and we're supposed to care? How about the fact that he's a quartercentury older than his newest ex-wife? This is a dude that married one woman twice! Expecting to stay married to the guy is like taking your dog to a Michael Vick barbecue and expecting it to have a good time. An old philanderer on the cusp of yet another divorce isn't news, folks. Seagal the sex fiend Action movie hero Steven Seagal is facing a $1 million lawsuit from Kayden Nguyen, his former assistant who alleges that he used her "like a sex toy" and expected her to sexually satisfy him at his will, according to a report from www.wenn.com. She also alleges that Seagal had two Russian concubines "who were available for his sexual needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." Come on, people! Seagal hasn't been relevant since the early 1990s, and I only say that because I was a young boy easily captivated by action flicks. The fact that some buff fella with a modicum of celebrity—and all the ego that entails—likes to have plenty of ladies to pleasure his loins at all times of the day is not news. Now, if he were running a secret prostitution ring in Hollywood and using his films as recruiting grounds for johns, that'd be news. —Robert Seitzinger
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An adventurous return: Sam & Max return with this new game that keeps all the original silliness, adding new chapters to the original story.