Page 1

Brother of FGCU’s Kappa Sigma passes away Read more on A3 The official student media group at Florida Gulf Coast University since 1997

www.eaglenews.org

Volume 16, Issue 26

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Women’s Basketball to play Missouri

Opinion

This week in Student Government

EN Photo / Alexandra Figares By Alexandra Figares News Editor @fgcueaglenews

Gun control: are we risking rescinding rights?

Read on A5

Sports

Men’s basketball advances to ASUN Tournament Semifinals with win over

Read on B1

Entertainment

Picnics made easy with three easy recipes.

Read on B5

FGCU Student Government met on Tuesday, March 14 for their weekly Senate meeting. The meeting began with a talk by FGCU President Mike Martin, where he talked about two appropriations the university received in a EN Photo/ Brett Munson legislative delagation, the After defeating Jacksonville in the ASUN finals, FGCU women’s basketball will play Missouri at Stanford on Saturday, March 17 in the first round of university’s expansion plans the NCAA Tournament. for the future and other Regular Season Championship. They game. She averages 18 points per game changes the university will By Matt Rothman ended up losing in the quarterfinals of and is second on the team in assists. A facing budget cuts. Assistant Sports Editor @MattRothman3 The FGCU women’s basketball team learned on Monday night during the selection show after defeating Jacksonville in the ASUN Finals, that they will be traveling to Stanford as a #12 seed to play (5) Missouri in the first round on Saturday, March 17 at 3:30 P.M. on ESPN 2. The Tigers finished the regular season with a record of 24-7 and finished tied for fourth in the SEC

the conference tournament. “I have seen Missouri play during the year,” Smesko said. “We haven’t done a prep for them. They have one of the best players in the nation in Sophie Cunningham. We’re going to have to do a lot of studying over the next couple of days. I was hoping for a [seeding] a little higher, but I knew we would fall between 10 and 12.” Cunningham has been the Tigers’ best player this season by far despite only scoring seven points in her last

lot of her points this season have come from behind the arc, as she shoots 47 percent from there. Missouri has had some quality wins this season, beating #4 South Carolina earlier this season 83-74 at home. They also have another two wins over #11 Tennessee and #21 California. In comparison with the Eagles, FGCU has only two wins over ranked opponents in Kentucky and DePaul.

Continue on B1 >>

Student Body Supreme Court FGCU mental health dismisses ACTION’s appeal counselor unexpectedly passes away By Sarajane Sullivan Managing Editor @xosarajane

The Student Body Supreme Court dismissed ACTION party’s appeal of the 2018 Student Government Election on Tuesday, March 13. According to records obtained by Eagle News, a letter drafted by Chief Justice Ashley Sambrun, Associate Justice Shane Broadstone and Associate Justice Sophie Scarfo stated that the judiciary began its review of the case on Monday, March 12, after receiving ACTION Party’s appeal prior to Spring Break. The appeal, which was sent in on March 3 by Nick Vargas, ACTION Party’s presidential candidate, claimed the SOAR Party participated in campaign activity that wasn’t in coherence with the Election Code. On March 6, Eagle News reached out to Jalisa White, current Student Body President and President-Elect. On March 12, Eagle News received a response. “Because of the election results not being verified by the Senate yet and a submitted appeal from the other party, I would not like to go into detail about the election to respect their right to appeal,” White said.

A5 B1 B5 B6

“However, I believe the election was fair for both parties involved.” White is expected to release a statement “addressing the student body… in the near future.” The Supreme Court addressed each of Vargas’s reasons for the appeal, stating that they had “reviewed previous minutes from past grievances hearings that show candidates were disqualified for doorto-door campaigning,” not for passing out platform cards. The court also addressed Vargas’s concern that the election code was unclear, saying “everything is expressed in the election code that was sent to you and should have been read and understood.” In regards to the SOAR party’s use of student government equipment, the court said that they deemed this usage appropriate in relation to sanctions “clearly given by the supervisor of elections.” They also said that the elections results may not have matched up exactly because there were students who did not fill out their ballots for every position, resulting in different percentages. Sambrun declined to comment while Montana Knight, the supervisor of elections, did not respond to requests for comment.

By Alexandra Figares News Editor @fgcueaglenews An FGCU faculty member passed unexpectedly this weekend. Jill Isaacson, a mental health counselor in FGCU’s Counseling and Psychological Services passed on Friday, March 10, according to an email sent to students. Isaacson, who according to her biography was always “interested in what makes people tick”, earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from FGCU, and joined the university’s CAPS services as a graduate assistant in 2004. She had previously received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in marketing from the University of Miami and moved to Naples where she pursued a marketing. Isaacson was also a licensed mental health counselor, and a supervisor for registered mental health counselors in Florida. Relationships, depression, anxiety, grief, loss and life transitions were some of Isaacson’s interests in the counseling realm.

Photo Courtesy of Susan Evans Hunter Migedt, a brother of FGCU’s Kappa Sigma, passed away on Saturday, March 10. She most recently served as the president of Gulfcoast Mental Health Counselors. “We offer our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Jill’s family, her student clients, and her colleagues, especially those in FGCU CAPS who support our campus community every day and now are grieving the loss of one of their own,” university spokeswoman Susan Evans said.

Eagle News is hiring

We are looking for ENTV broadcast reporters to cover sports, news, entertainment and opinion. If interested, email join@eaglenews.org

AVAILABLE SEATS • • • • • •

Arts and Sciences: 2 Health and Human Services: 2 Education: 1 Business: 1 Undeclared: 1 Graduate: 3

SENATE BILLS Second Reading • SB #1718-046 History Day – Passes • SB #1718-043 Enjoy U Bill – Passes • SR #1718-047 Eagle Media Week– Passes • SB #1718-048 Operational Budget Sociology ClubPasses • SR #1718-049 Jewish Girls of FGCU Passover - Passes First Reading • SB #1718-053 Eagles Empower - Moves Forward • SB #1718-054 Election Code - Moves Forward • SB #1718-055 Shavuot Feast - Moves Forward • SB #1718-0456 FGCU Habitat for Humanity - Moves Forward • SB #1718-057 Distinguished Women’s Ceremony Moves Forward • SB #1718-058 SPIOP Speaker Panel - Moves Forward • SB #1718-059 SG Travel Committee Withdrawn • SB #1718-060 SG Senate R&P Revision Moves Forward

FIRST ISSUE FREE Eagle News McTarnaghan Hall 201 10501 FGCU Blvd. S Fort Myers, Fla 33965


EDITOR: ALEXANDRA FIGARES NEWS@EAGLENEWS.ORG

A2 NEWS EAGLE NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

SERVICE LEARNING Editor-in-Chief Zack Rothman editorinchief@eaglenews.org Advertising and Operations Manager Yves Firestone businessmanager@eaglenews.org Managing Editor Sarajane Sullivan managing@eaglenews.org News Editor Alexandra Figares news@eaglenews.org Assistant News Editor Caylee Weintraub assistantnews@eaglenews.org Graphics Editor Audrey Mobley graphics@eaglenews.org Entertainment and Lifestyle Editor Deanna Simmons entertainment@eaglenews.org

Eagle News receives these volunteer opportunities from the FGCU Office of Service Learning every week >> At ECHO’S Global Food and Farm Festival take a glimpse of life in another country, taste exotic foods, explore the farm and earn service-learning hours. Help needed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 17. Contact Ruth May at 239-567-3318 for info. >> Join the Quality Life Center at their youth program near downtown Fort Myers. Help children with homework Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. during the school year, or assist with activities throughout the day in summer camp. Assistance also needed in food service, clerical, events, landscaping and outdoor activities. Volunteer orientation: Tuesdays and Wednesdays. To learn more, contact Angela Pena 239-334-2797, ext 102 apena@qlcswfl.org. >> Lots of great opportunities to help this month at the Pine Manor

Community Garden!! Sign up at SignUp.com:http://signup.com/go/ svdmtRk. >> Rookery Bay Reserve needs three tech savvy students March 16th to assist with computer check-in and out during the annual fundraiser. Prior training session required. Hospitality students encouraged to apply. Contact Donna Young at volunteer@rookerybay.org for info. >> Keep Lee County Beautiful on March 22, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Flint Pen Strand clean-up. For info, contact Mike at Mike@KLCB.org. >> The Collier County Fair needs you. March 15 through 25. Many opportunities including caring for animals. gardening with children, TV production, setting up awards, educational activities. Contact Rhonda at Rhonda@colliercountyfair.com.

The world in brief Hubert de Givenchy dies one month after 91st birthday Givenchy was a renowned French fashion designer who created iconic looks for celebrities like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy. He is survived by his partner, Philippe Venet.

Assistant Entertainment and Lifestyle Editor (Now hiring) assistantentertainment@eaglenews.org

Ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta, Syria Syrian rebels have agreed to hold a ceasefire in order to allow UN humanitarian aid workers to evacuate Syrian refugees. The UN Security Council passed a resolution ordering a ceasefire in late February, but evacuations were not possible due to continued fighting and the shelling of a humanitarian corridor.

Sports Editor Emily Kois sports@eaglenews.org Assistant Sports Editor Matt Rothman assistantsports@eaglenews.org Opinion Editor Bruno Halpern opinion@eaglenews.org Assistant Opinion Editor Sydney Van Dreason assistantopinion@eaglenews.org Photography Editor Javier Moncada photography@eaglenews.org Assistant Photography Editor (Now hiring) assistantphoto@eaglenews.org Media Editor Aubrey Westmoreland media@eaglenews.org Assistant Media Editor (Now hiring) assistantmedia@eaglenews.org

One dead, two injured from Texas parcel bombs In Austin, a teenager and two women were injured in the second parcel bomb attack to occur in Austin this month. The Austin police department believes the two incidents are linked, but are unsure of the motivations of the attacker.

ENTV Director Shylah Soares entvdirector@eaglenews.org Media Advisor Rhema Thompson rhthompson@fgcu.edu

16 Seventh Day Adventists killed in lightning strike Lightning struck a Seventh Day Adventist church in Rwanda, instantly killing 16 and injuring over 140 people. 3 Adventists remain in a Rwanda hospital in critical condition.

Police Beat Eagle News writes this beat from the official UPD weekly summary On Tuesday, March 6, a vehicle was searched on FGCU south bridge loop. Officers identified alcohol and trace amounts of marijuana in the vehicle. The driver was cited for failing to use due care on a curve, for possession of alcohol and marijuana while under the age of 21, and for presenting officers with a fake ID.

A 6 foot alligator was resting on the sidewalk between McTarnaghan Hall and the Cohen Center on Wednesday, March 7. Officers arrived on scene to ensure public safety. A caller reported to UPD that he believed gas was siphoned from his parked car at a sports game he attended the night before at Alico

Arena on Tuesday, March 7. The caller reported to UPD he parked his car in a secluded area and that when he returned to his vehicle at the end of the game the gas door was left open and the gauge read he had half of a tank remaining. On Saturday, March 10, an individual got stuck in the South Village

Eagle Hall elevator due to power loss in the building after a semi-truck hit a major power pole on Corkscrew road, causing outages across the area. 911 was called and Lee Control was notified. The individual was able to get out of the elevator prior to UPD arrival. In the North Lake Village Commons, a male

subject was passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle on Sunday, March 11, at 4:43 a.m. Officers tested the subject but there were not enough substance indicators to warrant arrest. The subject’s friend picked the subject up and transported him home.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 EAGLE NEWS NEWS A3

EAGLENEWS.ORG

Brother of FGCU’s Kappa Sigma passes away By Alexandra Figares News Editor @Fgcueaglenews A brother of FGCU’s Kappa Sigma fraternity passed away over spring break on Saturday, March 10. Hunter Migedt, 22, passed away in his sleep from a health issue, according to a Facebook post by Mindy Migedt, Hunter’s sister. Migedt was admitted to FGCU in 2014, where he pursued a major in management in the Lutgert College of Business, according to university spokeswoman Susan Evans. He also served as vice president for the lacrosse club and was a member of Student Government.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our student Hunter Migedt,” Evans said. “Our hearts and prayers go out to Hunter’s family, friends, and FGCU fraternity brothers as they mourn his loss.” Midget enjoyed golf, paddleboarding, fishing, lacrosse, sport shooting and prairie dog hunting with his uncles, according to an obituary published by Rieth Rohrer Ehret funeral homes. Additionally, he ran as senatorial candidate under the Action Party for the Student Government Elections. Migedt gave all his energy and had “creative ideas and insight” during the Student Government elections, according to Alexandra Sao former

By Robert Barr Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died early Wednesday, a University of Cambridge spokesman said. He was 76 years old. Hawking died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England. The best-known theoretical physicist of his time, Hawking wrote so lucidly of the mysteries of space, time and black holes that his book, “A Brief History of Time,” became an international best seller, making him one of science’s biggest celebrities since Albert Einstein. “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years,” his children Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement. “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world. He once said, ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’ We will miss him forever.” Even though his

Entrepreneurship + Innovation EXPO Wednesday, March 28th 10am – 4pm Cohen Center, 2nd floor Hosted by the FGCU Institute for Entrepreneurship and Career Development Services

COME EXPERIENCE HOW THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET IS CONTRIBUTING TO STUDENT SUCCESS AT FGCU! Snacks, refreshments, and inspiration served.

Hunter Migedt, a brother of FGCU’s Kappa Sigma, passed away on Saturday, March 10. Photo Courtesy of Action Party Action Party candidate. “He was an absolute pleasure to work with and become friends with,” Sao said. “The Action Party has remained tight knit and we miss him deeply. He was and always will be a vital member of the Action family.”

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking dies body was attacked by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, when Hawking was 21, he stunned doctors by living with the normally fatal illness for more than 50 years. A severe attack of pneumonia in 1985 left him breathing through a tube, forcing him to communicate through an electronic voice synthesizer that gave him his distinctive robotic monotone. But he continued his scientific work, appeared on television and married for a second time. As one of Isaac Newton’s successors as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, Hawking was involved in the search for the great goal of physics — a “unified theory.” Such a theory would resolve the contradictions between Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, which describes the laws of gravity that govern the motion of large objects like planets, and the Theory of Quantum Mechanics, which deals with the world of subatomic particles. For Hawking, the search was almost a religious quest — he said finding a “theory of everything” would allow mankind to “know the mind of God.” “A complete, consistent unified theory is only the first step: our goal is a

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY

complete understanding of the events around us, and of our own existence,” he wrote in “A Brief History of Time.” In later years, though, he suggested a unified theory might not exist. He followed up “A Brief History of Time” in 2001 with the more accessible sequel “The Universe in a Nutshell,” updating readers on concepts like super gravity, naked singularities and the possibility of an 11-dimensional universe. Hawking said belief in a God who intervenes in the universe “to make sure the good guys win or get rewarded in the next life” was wishful thinking. “But one can’t help asking the question: Why does the universe exist?” he said in 1991. “I don’t know an operational way to give the question or the answer, if there is one, a meaning. But it bothers me.” The combination of his best-selling book and his almost total disability — for a while he could use a few fingers, later he could only tighten the muscles on his face — made him one of science’s most recognizable faces. He made cameo television appearances in “The Simpsons” and “Star Trek” and counted among his fans U2 guitarist The Edge, who attended a

INFORMATION Cohen Center Ballroom FGCU students will present their ideas and ventures. FGCU Alumni and military veteran entrepreneurs will showcase their businesses. Vote for your favorite!

STATION

Cohen Center Ballroom Foyer

Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship major – Entrepreneurship minor – Emergent Technology Institute – The Runway Program (student startup incubator) – Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program – CEO Club

ASK THE EXPERTS Cohen Center 213

Do you have an idea but not sure of the next steps? Need help understanding how to organize and fund your venture? Visit the IDEALAB staffed with the Entrepreneurship experts.

11:30 – 12:30 and 2:30 – 3:30pm Cohen Center 214 Join other FGCU students in a fun, collaborative problem-solving session? No need to register – just show up at 11:30 or 2:30pm. Pizza and prizes for participants.

For more information, contact FGCU Career Services | careercenter@fgcu.edu | 239-590-7946

This event meets the requirements of the SOAR in 4 Program.

Student Organizations Council The council has voted, and the RSO of the month for March 2018 is the Caribbean Student Association (CSA)! CSA’s goal is to bring awareness of the Caribbean culture to FGCU. The members are also very dedicated to giving back, so much so that last year they collected toys at Christmas time to give to children at a local hospital, raised over $1,500 to put towards a service trip to a Caribbean country in need, and held a food/clothes drive for the victims of hurricane Irma. The members pride themselves in their close bonds with each other and even feel more like a family than a student organization. They will have their next meeting today, March 14th (contact them via eaglelink for more info), and are always open to new members joining, whether it be someone from the Caribbean or simply interested in the culture! January 2002 celebration of Hawking’s 60th birthday. His early life was chronicled in the 2014 film “The Theory of Everything,” with Eddie Redmayne winning the best actor Academy Award for his portrayal of the scientist. The film focused still more attention on Hawking’s

remarkable achievements. Some colleagues credited that celebrity with generating new enthusiasm for science. His achievements and his longevity helped prove to many that even the most severe disabilities need not stop patients from living. Richard Green, of the

Motor Neurone Disease Association — the British name for ALS — said Hawking met the classic definition of the disease, as “the perfect mind trapped in an imperfect body.” He said Hawking had been an inspiration to people with the disease for many years.

DISCOVER YOUR SUPERPOWER 001EN4

BRING IN THIS COUPON FOR AN EXTRA $10 BONUS!

New donors only. Not valid in conjunction with any other referral fees or bonuses.

We guarantee the best donor fees in our marketing area!

Earn as much as $360 this month & $100 this week! Donate plasma and save lives. Schedule an appointment at biotestplasma.com

Open 7 days a week! Biotest Plasma Center • 4391 Colonial Boulevard, Suite 106 • Ft. Myers, Florida 33966 (239) 332-0500 BiotestPlasmaCenterFtMyers

Copyright © 2018 Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

BECOmE BECOmE AA BIOTEST BIOTEST PlASmA PlASmA SUPERHERO! SUPERHERO!

@BPCFtMyers


A4 NEWS EAGLE NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

EDITOR: ALEXANDRA FIGARES NEWS@EAGLENEWS.ORG

Hilton Brand Hotels So Close, FGCU Is In Our Name. Special rates for FGCU visitors, only two miles from campus.

• Complimentary airport and area shuttle service • Complimentary Suite Start® hot breakfast • Complimentary Evening Social featuring fresh, light, healthy “small plate” options with beverages Monday – Thursday evenings

• Spacious, two-room suites with fully equipped kitchens and large screen HDTVs • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel • Heated pool and fitness center

• Complimentary airport and area shuttle service • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel • Guest rooms feature large, HDTVs, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers • Complimentary 24-hour business center

16450 Corporate Commerce Way | Fort Myers, Florida 33913

CALL THE HOTEL DIRECT AND MENTION FGCU FOR SPECIAL RATES: 239-210-7200 fortmyersairportfgcu.homewoodsuites.com

• Tropical heated pool, whirlpool, fitness center • Garden Grille & Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner • Pavilion Lounge with full bar • Meeting and banquet facilities

16410 Corporate Commerce Way | Fort Myers, Florida 33913

CALL THE HOTEL DIRECT AND MENTION FGCU FOR SPECIAL RATES: 239-210-7300 fortmyersairportfgcu.hgi.com

C OASTA L V I L L AG E

i n f o @g o c o a s t a l v i l l a g e . c o m | 2 3 9 . 2 7 4 . 9 0 4 2 | w w w. g o c o a s t a l v i l l a g e . c o m

Co m m u n ity F e a tu r e s Heated Sparkling Pool • Poolside Fire Pits • Cyber & Media Lounge • Free Resident Events • Modern Clubhouse • Horseshoe Pits 24 Hour Computer Lab With FREE Printing & Coffee • 24 Hour Fitness Center • Stand-Up Tanning Bed • Pet-Friendly Waste Stations Sand Volleyball Court • Well Lit Jogging Trails • Private Shuttle Bus To & From FGCU • Courtesy Officers • Hammocks

Ap a r tm e n t F e a tu r e s Private Master Suites • Private Bathrooms • WiFi & Cable Included • All Inclusive Utilities • Fully Furnished • Large Island-Style Kitchens • Personal Study Stations • Washer & Dryer in Every Unit • Large Walk-In Closets • Scenic Views • Laminate Hardwood Planking*


OPINION

www.eaglenews.org Eagle News Editorial Department Submission guidelines:

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Zack Rothman editorinchief@eaglenews.org Editor-in-Chief

submissions for clarity, grammar and style. There is no

- 300 words or less

eaglenews.org or by emailing one of the editors to the

guarantee that all submissions will be printed. Editorials

- Must include name, grade and major

right. When you submit a Letter to the Editor, you are

represent the majority opinion of the Eagle News staff, not

- Letters should focus on issues rather than personalities

giving Eagle News the right to publish your submission

necessarily the FGCU student body. The editorial board is

- If your letter is in response to a particular article, please

online and in print. Eagle News reserves the right to edit

managed by the Opinion editor and the Editor-in-Chief.

list the title and date of the article.

A Letter to the Editor can be submitted online at

Bruno Halpern opinion@eaglenews.org Opinion Editor

SWFL deportations are inhumane By Krista Prince Staff Writer @Kristaprince_ The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is one of the two agencies in Florida that participates in the 287g program, which is a section of the U.S Immigration and Nationality Act that allows local deputies to act as immigration agents. In January, Charlotte and Lee Counties Sheriff’s Offices made a deal with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold anybody suspected of being here illegally. The deal requires Charlotte and Lee to hold any persons suspected of being undocumented for 48 hours ICE claims that this deal will get criminals off of the streets. This is the same argument made in favor of 287g in Collier County. According to NBC-2 as of August of 2017, there were over 4,000 pending deportation cases in southwest Florida, and as that was seven months ago, the number could only have increased. Approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools every year, and five to ten percent of those students going on to pursue a higher education, according to the U.S Department of Education. While in 2017 FGCU Student Government passed a resolution involving working with administration to become a sanctuary campus, meaning that the school would adopt

policies to protect undocumented students from deportation, that doesn’t mean that students are safe. With deportations in southwest Florida exponentially increasing as the Sheriff’s Offices strike more deals and gain the ability to act as ICE agents, it is important to remember that there is absolutely no humane way to detain families. There is no humane way to deport families. There seems to be a stereotype, perpetuated even more so since the Trump administration took office, that undocumented citizens are, by a vast majority, violent criminals. President Trump said, ““illegal immigrants… bringing with them crime, tremendous amounts of crime.” But according to the Bureau of Justice statistics from 2013 to 2016, noncitizens accounted for just four percent of the total prison population in individual states. These deals are not taking violent criminals off the streets, these deals are making it possible for a father who gets pulled over in a routine traffic stop without a license to be detained and deported because he is not able to acquire a license. Instead of deproting people and making it harder for them to gain citizenship, there should be more pathways made available for people to become legal citizens.

Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP, File Photo released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, foreign nationals are arrested during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles.

Gun control: are we too privileged? By Alex Pilkington Contributing Writer @fgcueaglenews “They say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence. We call BS!” This quote from Emma Gonzalez, a Stoneman Douglas student turned anti-gun violence activist, echoes the sentiment that many Americans are feeling. In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas shooting last month, the pressure from students and progressive activists to enact gun control legislation is something that is objectively admirable. These students have done something that we haven’t seen since the protests of the Vietnam War: they have organized and mobilized the student voice to push for gun legislation and take down the “evil” NRA. The level of organization, the passion and the defiant attitudes. I am impressed, but also deeply concerned. I have my own separate problems with the NRA. Ever since their lackluster response to the shooting of Philando Castile, I have ended my membership and joined the Gun Owners of America.

My problem with the NRA doesn’t stem from their support for the Second Amendment, but rather from the underlying racism that they have exhibited during the NRA’s history. To really understand, we need to go back to 1967 and the rise of the Black Panther Party. Part of the Black Panther agenda involved taking up arms and patrolling their communities to protect against rampant racism in policing. That’s what they did in the first few months of the party’s existence: carry guns openly in compliance with California law, drive around their neighborhoods, observe arrests and other law enforcement activity, effectively policing the police. However, this made government officials uncomfortable and the NRA did something that would be unfathomable in today’s world. They called for stricter regulations on gun activity and the Mulford Act began to make its way through the California Legislature. In protest of this bill, 30 members of the Black Panther Party marched fully armed with rifles on the California State Capitol. The protest, however,

went unheeded by the California legislature and the Mulford Act, which eliminated the law allowing citizens to open carry, was abolished. Then, Governor Reagan said he saw “no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons” and that guns were a “ridiculous way to solve problems that have to be solved among people of good will.” Later, Reagan would add that the Mulford Act “would work no hardship on the honest citizen.” It is hard to view the Mulford Act as anything but a racist response to people of color exercising their rights as citizens of the United States in an attempt to hold law enforcement accountable. Gun control advocates generally come from a place of good intentions, though. To them, guns are a tool of violence, death and destruction - not a means of protection from an oppressive system. I firmly believe they mean well. On June 12, 2016, 49 people were gunned down in Pulse. A club I had visited only a week prior had become the sight of a massacre. The rage, the despair and the disbelief that many Stoneman Doug-

las students are feeling and speaking out on… I felt it, too. I avoided gay bars for almost four months after the shooting, and the pride parades I once loved became something I had to be convinced to go to. After Pulse, sensible gun control legislation was something that I had begun to get behind. How could anyone possibly be so heartless to just allow senseless mass shootings to happen without any attempt to prevent them? I wanted guns off the street. I wanted guns to cease to exist. I hated guns. However, the Washington Post estimates that there are 357 million guns in this country. In comparison, there are 323.1 million people who live in this country. There are enough guns in this country to arm every single person, regardless of age. Once the emotions from Pulse had subsided and I was able to think rationally, it became hard to believe that any form of gun control would even remotely solve the issue we see with gun violence. That’s why it should be noted that gun control arguments generally come from a place of privilege. We trust our police officers; we feel

safe in our communities; we have no need for a weapon, or we are approaching it from an emotional perspective. Not everyone has that luxury. Black neighborhoods are policed harsher, there’s always a sense of unease in urban communities and in rural areas hunting is not just something done for fun, but rather for survival. Gun control advocates genuinely mean well. However, calls for prohibition of anything of any type are generally short-sighted. We only focus on ourselves and our feelings. We even see this with the gun control bill signed by the Florida legislature just last week. This new law raised the age to purchase a firearm to 21, allocated money to provide more armed resource officers to schools, granted law enforcement greater power to seize weapons and ammunition from those deemed mentally unfit and implemented the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, which would allow qualified teachers to keep their firearms on them. These provisions are dangerous. The raising of the age is understandable, especially when the drinking age restriction is taken into con-

sideration. But, outside the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, the other provisions should be raising alarm bells. Should we have more school resource officers to protect our students? From the Journal of Criminal Justice, schools with armed officers present are five times more likely to arrest a student for actions that are more effectively dealt with by counselors. Having more resource officers at a school is correlated with the school to prison pipelines that we are currently witnessing decimate urban communities. That doesn’t sound like protection, and we saw with the Stoneman Douglas officer that trusting the safety of students with armed guards is naïve. The provision to seize weapons and ammunition from those deemed mentally unfit is such an ambiguous measure. What constitutes mentally unfit? Why do we trust law enforcement’s discretion on this issue? If we are rescinding the rights of the population based on immutable characteristics such as mental health, we should at the very least utilize due process.


EDITOR: BRUNO HALPERN OPINION@EAGLENEWS.ORG

A6 OPINION EAGLE NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

SHARE YOUR VISION Share your photos, illustrations, poems and short stories. Submit to opinion@eaglenews.org

A view of Portugal. photo by Amna Alkhayer, management major

MarketPulse is a section designed to capture the thoughts and opinions of students on FGCU’s campus. To be featured in MarketPulse, be sure to hang out around campus and stay up todate with current events. This is your university; so don’t be afraid to lead the discussion about important issues. By Sean Porter | Staff Writer | @ RealSeanCPorter

Is water wet?

“Yes, water is wet. If you pour water on something, it becomes wet. It’s just the way it is.”

- Carmen Kowin, Sophomore

“When I think of water, I think of wet. Therefore, water is wet.”

- Korin Abrams, Senior

“No, water isn’t wet. It can be applied to something and make that thing wet, but it is not wet by itself.”

- Jose Lopez-Marrero, Sophomore


SPORTS

www.eaglenews.org

Photo courtesy of Lindwood Ferguson After coming off a strong semi-final performance of 30 points in just 18 minutes, finishing 11-for-15 from the field and 8-for-10 from 3-point range, China Dow continued her dominance in the championship game. Dow earned her second consecutive tournament MVP award after producing 18 points, including 15 in the first half, while adding five rebounds to help defeat No. 2 Jacksonville.

>> Women’s basketball continued from A1 “I think it is a good draw,” Tytionia Adderly said. “I think we are going to win. I think it is a very good matchup and we are going to come to play regardless. I know we have a great chance of winning.” The last time FGCU played in one of these games, it was a heartbreaking loss as the Eagles nearly pulled off the upset against Miami as Gradinjan tied the game late, but a couple of questionable calls went against FGCU and they were done in the first round. However, they have some new faces that have never appeared in the March Madness before,

including Zderadicka, who had two ACL surgeries and is now a member of the ASUN Tournament Team. “I am excited to play. It is a great feeling to play. I hope I can keep it up and help my team win games in the tournament. I think it is the main goal for any college basketball player to get to the tournament and be able to compete on that.” On the other side of things, Gradinjan, who also had ACL injuries, will be participating in her final NCAA Tournament in her sixth season in Fort Myers. “There is no place I’d rather be. We’re spoiled at FGCU. We also had these chances that didn’t go our way. I am so thankful that my last year is going to be in the NCAA Tournament.”

This is the fifth time in the last seven years under head coach Karl Smesko that the Eagles will be back in the dance. “I am really proud of the effort from our young ladies,” Smesko said. “Jacksonville’s an excellent team and they’re definitely one of the most physical teams we ever played. That’s always a challenge for us. We found a way to compete on the boards. We had people step up for us.” Also for a second straight season, China Dow was named ASUN Most Valuable Player following the game. She was joined by teammates Rosemarie Julien and Lisa Zderadicka on the All Tournament Team. “It means a lot to win

the MVP,” Dow said. “My teammates kind of helped me with that, so I give it all to them. The fans are great and being MVP is really don’t matter. We’re a champion and we’re going dancing. “ Dow came off a semifinal performance of 30 points in just 18 minutes of play, but it was Julien to lead all scorers with 19 after scoring only two points in the second half. Zderadicka played a season-high 33 minutes and scored 17 points, including a couple of tough layups late in the game. “I feel like I had a bit of a rough start,” Zderadicka said. “I just thought I had to pick it up. We didn’t want to lose and I knew I was able to make a difference to help

my team. I was just trying to seize opportunities to score and play good defense.” It was a defensive battle early on as the Eagles struggled from the field as Jacksonville’s defense gave FGCU all sorts of trouble in the first quarter. The Eagles made just four field goals and trailed 11-10 after 10 minutes. FGCU was held without a three-pointer until China Dow knocked one down with 4:47 remaining in the half to give the Eagles a three- point lead. She would go on to hit another three and finished with 15 of the 30 points from FGCU. The turning point came from the Eagles in the third quarter as they went on a

13-2 run after trailing 39-36 to open an eight-point lead midway through the third quarter. A two-point halftime lead extended to eight after three quarters and the Eagles were able to knock down their free throws later and hang on for the win and cut down the net afterwards. “I’m not the biggest fan of ladders, but it was exciting to pull it down and fold it up,” Gradinjan said. “It was just nice, and I am glad we just won.” Now, the Eagles will head to California to face off against No. 5 Missouri in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. This game is set for Saturday, Mar. 17 with a tipoff time of 3:30 p.m.

Garcia named ASUN Player of the Week

EN Photo / Brad Young Sophomore Richie Garcia earns ASUN Player of the Week after a dominant week of play. Garcia is the third Eagle to earn this award along with Alex Brait and Kohl Gilmore.

By Matt Rothman Assistant Sports Editor @MattRothman3 Baseball Following a week where he hit .478, sophomore third baseman Richie Garcia was named ASUN Player of the Week. He now is the third Eagle to win that award, joining Alex Brait and Kohl Gilmore. During the five games this past week, Garcia had 11 hits as well as 11 RBIs. He started the week out

with three hits on Tuesday night in a wild 13-12 win and had two more the next day, including his second home run of the season. He only carried that over to the weekend in a sweep against Evansville with three doubles in a 10 win on Friday. Garcia added two more hits and RBIs Saturday. So far this season, he is batting .365 with a team high 23 RBIs. He had added eight doubles and two triples as well. Garcia was named an

All-American Freshman last season with six home runs and 37 RBIs. This is Garcia’s secondever ASUN weekly award. He was given this award back in his frshmen season after he hit a goaheadthree-run home run to give FGCU’s their first win of the season last season. The next time he will be back in action is this weekend when the Eagles host Rutgers.


EDITOR: EMILY KOIS SPORTS@EAGLENEWS.ORG

B2 SPORTS EAGLE NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

FGCU falls to Oklahoma State in NIT By Matt Rothman Assistant Sports Editor @MattRothman3 Men’s basketball After their loss versus Lipscomb in the ASUN Tournament Championship, the Eagles fell 80-68 in the first round of the NIT. Brandon Goodwin, though, broke his home single-season record of 629 points as he had 18. Zach Johnson led the way with 23 “I compliment our guys for not folding, which they didn’t do all year,” said head coach Joe Dooley. “We were down and put ourselves in some bad situations, and we fought back like we usually do. I thought there were stretches we played really well. We also had some stretches that we put us in harm’s way and they took advantage of that.” The Eagles started the game off similar to the 2013 sweet-16 team, with a dunk from Zach Johnson. The team would go nearly five minutes without scoring until they got a second bucket from Goodwin and went into the second quarter trailing 14-11. The very slow stay continued into the quarter, as the Eagles trailed as many as 14, but Godwin’s half-court shot at the

buzzer would bring FGCU within nine as they trailed 37-26. Not only were the Eagles struggling offensively, the team was also caked for 10 fouls, compared to Oklahoma State’s three, and turned the ball over 12 times. An early three out of the gate cut the lead to eight, but Mitchell Solomon of Oklahoma took it to both Ricky Doyle and FGCU as he posted up for a bucket. He would then force Doyle into an ill-advised shot on the defensive end and come back and hit a three, as he set on a 5-0 run himself. The frustration continued as Dooley was issued a technical foul after he thought Gilmore was fouled on a dunk attempt, but instead it resulted in two free throws for the Cowboys and what was once an eight-point game late in the third quarter, became a 17-point lead after the third quarter at 60-43. However, just three minutes into the quarter, they would hit three triples and get within six though Oklahoma State continued to get to line as they attempted 41 free throws compared to just 18 from FGCU. The Cowboys went on to finish it off with a 12-point win.

“They played hard,” Goodwin said. “Their coach put them in a good position to guard us and keep me and our perimeter guys out of the lane. When we did get in the lane, they converged really hard around us.” Unlike the regular college basketball games, the NIT moved the threepoint line back a bit and had both four quarters instead of halves and wider lanes among other changes. “I didn’t see enough of it so I can’t judge it yet, Dooley said. “I think the flow of the game didn’t change much and obviously you are going to see more free-throws.” As a team, the Eagles shot better from the field than their opponent as they were at 38 percent compared to 36 percent, but Oklahoma State made 32 free throws compared to just 12 from FGCU. The Eagles also allowed the Cowboys to have 13 offensive rebounds which resulted in seven points. This also ends up being the last game for a couple FGCU players as Goodwin, Christian Terrell, Antravious Simmons and Joshua Ko will all be graduating this upcoming spring. The Eagles finished the season with their sixth

straight 20-win season. They finish the regular season with a record of 2312 and will look to get back into the NCAA Tournament next season. They will have some

new names to the team n of a couple of transfers in Troy Baxter and Haanif Cheatman and as well as the addition of incoming freshman Zach Scott and redshirt freshman Ryan

Rocuant for dunk city, who sat out all year despite being healthy. For Goodwin, he will likely have a chance to play professional next season at some level.

EN Photo / Brad Young In the first round of NIT against Oklahoma State, Zach Johnson opned the game with a dunk and finished with a team-high 23 points depsite dealing with cramps in his legs late in the fourth quarter.

China Dow Redshirt Senior 5 feet 8 inches Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

FGCU STUDENTS HAIRCUT DISCOUNT

WITH STUDENT ID

Great Clips IT’S GONNA BE GREAT ®

GULF COAST TOWN CENTER

9924 Gulf Coast Main, Suite 115 Ft. Myers, FL 33913 Salon Phone: 239-415-7703 Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 9pm Sat 9am - 6pm ▪ Sun 10am- 4 pm Located between Famous Dave’s and JC Penney

ALICO COMMONS

16970 Alico Mission Way, Suite 304 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Salon Phone: 239-267-4247 Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 9pm Sat 9am - 6pm ▪ Sun 10am- 4 pm Located next to Around The Clock Fitness

Following the FGCU women’s basketball ASUN Championship final, China Dow earned her second consecutive tournament MVP award. Dow finished the game with 18 points, including 15 in the first half, while adding five rebounds. With the win, FGCU clinched the conference’s automatic berth in the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season. Dow has been a dominant force this entire season, sitting in second place on the team in total points with 402. She scored 30 points in the ASUN semi-finals on Thursday. The guard is also strong on the boards with 192 total rebounds - 63 offensive boards and 129 defensive boards.


WWW.EAGLENEWS.ORG

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 EAGLE NEWS SPORTS B3

Beach VB finishes 3-1, stuns No. 15 FAU

Photo courtesy of Lindwood Ferguson With the score 2-1 in favor of FAU, Rhoades and Puisis would tie the score with a 19-21, 21-17, 15-10 win over juniors Nicole Navarro and Nicole Grant. This match victory helped secure the Eagles close 3-2 overall win over the No. 15 Owls.

By Patrick Clines Staff Writer @PatClines Beach volleyball The FGCU beach volleyball team wrapped up its first four matches at FAU’s Burrow Beach Bash. The Eagles earned wins on day one against Houston Baptist (3-2) and Webber International (5-0) and split with a loss against No. 11 Georgia State (0-5) and a win over host No. 15 FAU (32). The win against FAU was the program’s first all-time win over a ranked opponent. “This is huge for our program,” FGCU head coach Matt Botsford said. “We’ve made strides, and it’s clear our talent and competition levels have improved, and this win

validates that. It’s a reward for all of our hard work.” On day one, FGCU played Houston Baptist to start their season with a 3-2 win. The freshman duo of Kayla Whetstone and Snowy Burnam defeated freshman Brianne Miller and sophomore Danielle Wheeler 21-16, 21-18. Freshman Alayna Ryan and junior Kaitlan Krivdo would follow with a 21-14, 1921, 15-10 win over freshmen Meagan Carter and Jordyn Miller. After sophomore Giovanna Borgiotti and senior Ashley Glickert fell 16-21, 17-21 to grad student Kayla Armer and sophomore Tori Hinojosa, the junior duo of Karissa Rhoades and Katherine Puisis defeated senior Bailey Banks and freshman

Katya Silviera 18-21, 21-12, 17-15 to claim the win for FGCU. The duo of senior Mackenzie Allen and junior Amanda Carroll lost 11-21, 21-18, 14-16 to grad student Jessica Wooten and junior Aeriel Horton and freshman Cortney VanLiew and junior Kellie Pernula defeated freshman Mikayla Vivens and senior Kali Fluke 22-20, 21-14 in an extra match. In match two against Webber International, the Eagles pulled off a 5-0 shutout over the Warriors. Whetstone and Burnam defeated the freshman duo of Molly Fusarelli and Kobi Allston 21-14, 21-4. Krivdo and Ryan would follow with a 21-15, 22-20 over junior Teryn Mills and freshman Jessica Terry

before Rhoades and Puisis defeated sophomore Laura Embry and freshman Salla Rautiainen 21-12, 21-12 to give FGCU the win. Carroll and Allen defeated sophomore Carlee Baxter and freshman Emily Bowen 21-9, 21-15 and Borgiotti and Glickert defeated sophomores Amber Lake and Hannah Tannone by a score of 18-21, 21-9, 15-10. On day two, FGCU fell 0-5 to Georgia State. Burnam and Whetstone fell 24-26, 17-21 to grad student Amie Held and sophomore Kate Novack. Krivdo and Ryan would fall next to junior Ashley McGinn and freshman Eden Hawes 23-21, 15-21, 10-15 before Allen and Carroll fell 18-21, 23-25 to

grad students Teegan Van Gunst and Tiffany Creamer. Borgiotti and Glickert would then lose 15-21, 18-21 to grad student Annika Van Gunst and junior Brooke Weiner before Rhoades and Puisis fell 20-22, 21-19, 15-17 to sophomores Olivia Stasevich and Georgia Johnson. VanLiew and Pernula would lose the extra match 22-20, 21-23, 11-15 to sophomore Maddie Gordon and freshman Ashley Bauchert. Wrapping up day two, the Eagles managed to beat the Owls 3-2. The Owls were ranked No. 15 in the nation’s top 20. The freshman duo of Erica Brok and Mackenzie Morris defeated Krivdo and Ryan 13-21, 13-21. Burnam and Whetstone would

tie the score defeating junior Amanda Silva and freshman Kaila Dorish 1521, 21-18, 15-13. Borgiotti and Glickert would fall 1321, 17-21 to seniors Jessalyn Kinlaw and Gabrielle Dischler. With the score 2-1 in favor of FAU, Rhoades and Puisis would tie the score with a 19-21, 21-17, 15-10 win over juniors Nicole Navarro and Nicole Grant. In the decider, Carroll and Allen defeated grad student Carly Scarborough and senior Brittany Pellitteri 21-19, 21-17. Rhoades and Pernula played an extra match, losing 14-21, 11-21 to junior Julia Lewkowicz and sophomore Sam Gott. Next, FGCU will face Eckerd College on Wednesday, Mar. 14 at 3 p.m.

Women’s tennis tops Power 5 Minnesota By Patrick Clines Staff Writer @PatClines Women’s tennis The FGCU women’s tennis team (4-5) were able to get themselves together as they defeated Power 5 Conference member Minnesota (9-5) 4-3. “I am so proud of this group of strong women!” said head coach Courtney Vernon. “They had a lot of courage today and it showed. They stayed mentally focused and they

went for it in the important moments. We will grow from the match today and we look forward to playing again tomorrow.” Beginning with doubles, the duo of junior Julia Ascua and sophomore Maja Ornberg fell to junior Caitlyn Merzbacher and senior Mehvish Safdar. The Eagles were able to tie the match up after senior Julianna Curtis and junior Laura Falceto Font defeated sophomore Tina Kreinis and junior Annemarie Emme, but the Gophers

were able to secure the third and final match and doubles point as freshman Madison Gallegos and junior Patricia Villar fell 5-7 to freshman River Hart and senior Caroline Ryba. Going into the singles matches, Ascua would start with a 7-6, 6-4 over Ryba to tie the matchup. The Gophers would then take back the lead as Villar fell 3-6, 4-6 to Merzbacher. With the score 2-1 in favor of the Gophers, sophomore Sofia Perez was able to retie the matchup as she defeated

sophomore Cammy Frei 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Ornberg would then give the Eagles the lead as the former A-SUN Freshman of the Year defeated Ryba 3-6, 6-3, 6-0. “I’m really happy with how I played. I started kind of like so-so and then I really got it together and I played really well in the end,” said Ornberg. “It gives us all confidence. Now we see we can do this that it gives us confidence and strength.” Coming down to the final two matches, Falceto Font fell 3-6, 7-5, 6-7 (7-4) to

junior Barbara Mancera, but at the same time Gallegos, who gave FGCU the win against FAU at the beginning of the season, managed to seal the deal with a 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 win over Emme. “It feels crazy. I went crazy at the end, but the whole match, I was focused on coach [Vernon] and I was focused on her and I communicating, and when the girls finished and came over to the court, it was amazing. I fought for everything,” said Gallegos.

“Honestly, I thought Lau [Falceto Font] and I both had to win in order to get the match, and so I was completely zoned in on cheering for her, and it helped me to keep my energy up, but it was really cool to hear that we won even though Lau came a little bit short.” This was the first time FGCU has had a win against a Power 5 Conference team since 2014 (Iowa State 6-1 on Jan. 17). With the win over Minnesota, the Eagles are now 1-2 overall.


EDITOR: EMILY KOIS SPORTS@EAGLENEWS.ORG

B4 SPORTS EAGLE NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

This week in athletics Baseball vs. Rutgers By Matt Rothman Assistant Sports Editor @MattRothman3 The FGCU baseball team will return home for a three-game series on March 16-18 when the Eagles host Rutgers. FGCU faced the Scarlet

Knights last season and swept a three-game series with former player and current Director of Operations Nick Rivera, as the Eagles outscored them 26-9. Rutgers comes into this matchup with a current record of 8-6. In their last game, FGCU lost

just their third game of the year after being blown out by USF 103. Following this, FGCU will play at FIU for a midweek game on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Softball at USF Tournament By Patrick Clines Staff Writer @PatClines After going 6-0 in California, the FGCU softball team (20-4) concludes their tournament road trip as they participate in the USF Under Armour Tournament in Clearwater,

Florida. The Eagles will play Chattanooga (11-14), St. Joseph (8-7), Maine (4-11), Lehigh (3-10) and Princeton (0-10). The Eagles recently wrapped up their California road trip sweeping UC-Santa Barbara, Loyola Marymount, Providence and Southern Utah.

On Friday, the Eagles will play Chattanooga (4:15 P.M.) and St. Joseph (6:30 P.M.), Maine (2:30 P.M.) and Lehigh (4:45 P.M.) on Saturday and conclude with Princeton (11:15 A.M.) on Sunday.

Men’s tennis vs. Grand Canyon By Emily Kois Sports Editor @emilykois The FGCU men’s tennis team will host Grand Canyon University at the FGCU Tennis Complex Friday, March 16. Play is set to begin at 5 p.m.

The Eagles are coming off a 4-3 loss to UAB. FGCU (4-7) won the doubles point, but dropped the next four matches before getting wins from Oliver Landrt and Javier Fernandez. Grand Canyon comes into this matchup with an overall record of 10-4 and are currently on a three-

game win streak after competing in the Golden State Invitational. There, the team defeated UC Davis, Nevada and UT Arlington. Next, the Eagles will continue its home stand hosting Illinois State the following day on Saturday, March 17.

Beach volleyball vs. University of Tampa By Emily Kois Sports Editor @emilykois The FGCU beach volleyball team will host the University of Tampa at the Estero Community Park Friday, March 16. Play is set to begin at 4 p.m. The Eagles will be coming off an away game against Eckerd College just two days before

hosting Tampa. FGCU comes into this match with an overall record of 3-1 after competing in the FAU Burrow Beach Bash. There, the Eagles defeated Houston Baptist, Webber International and No. 15 FAU, but unfortunately fell to No. 11 Georgia State 0-5. The Spartans come into this matchup with an overall record of 5-5 and are currently on a

three-game lose streak after falling to No. 16 Stetson, Mercer and Texas A&M Kingsville. Tampa will compete against two other teams (Stevenson and Eckerd) before competing against FGCU. Next, the Eagles will head to Miami to face off against Florida International (FIU) on Wednesday, March 21 at 4 p.m.

Men’s tennis vs. Illinois State By Emily Kois Sports Editor @emilykois The FGCU men’s tennis team will host Illinois State at the FGCU Tennis Complex Saturday, March 17. Play is set to begin at 5 p.m. The Eagles will be coming

off another game against Grand Canyon just the day before competing against Illinois. Illinois State comes into this matchup with an overall record of 9-4. The team was on a six-game win streak in the middle of the season before falling to DePaul. Illinois will be coming off

a strong 7-0 win over Eastern Illinois before coming to Fort Myers. Next, the Eagles will continue its home stand and finish up non-conference play against Princeton Sunday, March 25 at 12 p.m.

Women’s golf at MSU Citrus Classic By Matt Rothman Assistant Sports Editor @MattRothman3 The FGCU women’s golf team will head on the road to compete in the three-day MSU Citrus Classic from March 18-20. The Morehead State women’s golf team will host this challenge.

The tournament will take place at the Red Tail Golf Club in Sorrento, Fla. The course will have a par of 72 and play 7,152. The Eagles are coming off a tournament in Dade, Florida at the WKU Spring Break Shootout. where they finished in third place with Madeline Marck-Sherk coming in fourth indivisually.

This invitational is the second straight week of action for the Eagles. After this, FGCU will head to Stockbridge, Georgia for the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate from March 25-27.

Softball vs. Buffalo By Emily Kois Sports Editor @emilykois The FGCU softball team is set to host Buffalo at the FGCU Softball Complex in a two-game showdown Tuesday, March 20 beginning at 5 p.m. The second game will follow immediately after with a start

time of 7 p.m. The Eagles will be coming off a long 3-day weekend tournament where they will face off against five teams at the USF Invitational. Buffalo comes into this game with an overall record of 7-10, going 0-2 on away games so far this season. The Bulls will also be coming

off competing in the USF Invitational before heading to Fort Myers. Next, the Eagles continue its home stand hosting Marshall the following day Wednesday, March 21 at 5 p.m. and the second game followed right after at 7 p.m.


ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE

www.eaglenews.org

Lion King Remake: Yes or No?

AP Photo/Denis Farrell Kevin Richardson takes two lions for a walk. The Lion King remake centers around the film we already know and love, centered around Simba’s pride.

By Rachel Levy Contributing Writer @fgcueaglenews Disney has a noticeable trend that has taken off and made them a copious amount of money: remakes. These remakes have been occurring for quite a while, but the trend became extremely popular starting in the 2010s with Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.” The remakes continued with “Maleficent,” “Cinderella,” “Beauty and The Beast” and “The Jungle Book,” along with many more coming out within the next few years.

The next remake that has gotten a good amount of attention is Jon Favreau’s interpretation of “The Lion King.” The general reaction to this announcement was very mixed, with some saying this will be interesting, while others have said the original was perfect the way it was. Unlike “The Jungle Book” which much of the younger generations has not heard of, “The Lion King” was only released in 1994, compared to the release of “Cinerella,” another recent Disney remake, in 1950. The animated “Lion

King” film is the highestgrossing 2D animated film ever. The other issue is that how it can possibly be live action when it’s in motion capture and all the characters are animals. The cast features actors like Donald Glover, who will be the voice of Simba, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar. While most of the new cast is being welcomed into their roles, most people on the internet are mixed on one person: Beyoncé. Many are absolutely thrilled, but there are some who aren’t because they think either her high

star reputation is going to overshadow the character of Nala, or her very hitor-miss filmography, such as “Dreamgirls” and “The Pink Panther,” will overshadow her character. James Earl Jones is returning to reprise his role as Mufasa and the public are excited for it. Tim Rice and Elton John are coming back to write songs for the film. Hans Zimmer is also returning to compose for the remake. Now the question everyone is asking: are they going to take out the songs like they tried to do with the upcoming “Mulan” remake or keep

it all the same? Most of the songs are coming back, specifically “Circle of Life,” “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King,” “Hakuna Matata” and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight.” This is where most of the recent outrage has emerged, because “Be Prepared,” popularly known as Scar’s song, is cut out. The consensus for the outrage is because it’s one of the most iconic villain songs, it helps further the plot and explains Scar’s motives and character. People have made their own theories to try and explain the reasoning. The other confirmed rumor is that Elton John,

Tim Rice and Beyoncé are writing an end credit song for the film. The release date for this film is July 19, 2019. The plot is the same as the original animated film. There has not been a trailer or a poster for it yet, so that’s something to look out for. The film is also written by Jeff Nathanson. That’s everything that has been found out so far about the film and there will probably be more information coming out soon. A childhood film remake has always had its share of doubts and hopes, but let’s see how it plays out.

DIY: How to have a fantastic picnic Let spring roll in with some fun meals with friends outside By Deanna Simmons E&L Editor @lvnarvinam Spring has sprung and the cold weather is coming to a close. What better time than now to start planning your picnics? Those days that aren’t too hot or cold but are just right are the perfect days to have lunch with a group of friends on the lawn. Picnics always require food packed and a blanket, but I’m going to give you some recipes to make it a bit easier to pack exactly what you will need for a satisfying picnic. The first recipe to make your picnic a success is BLT sliders. For this you’ll need a package of Hawaiian rolls, bacon, heirloom tomatoes, lettuce, three tablespoons of mayo, lemon and chopped basil. First, cook your bacon and set that aside. Mix the mayo, basil, and a squeeze of lemon juice together.

Put the sliders together by spreading each roll with your mayo mixture and top with the lettuce, bacon, and heirloom tomato. The second recipe is for no-bake mason jar cheesecakes. For this recipe you’ll need fourteen graham crackers, four tablespoons of melted unsalted butter, three tablespoons of brown sugar, a pinch of salt, two and a half cups of fresh blueberries, juice from half a lemon, two tablespoons of cold water, one-half cup of fine granulated sugar, one tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with two tablespoons of water, two eight-ounce packs of cream cheese, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, three-fourths cup of confectioners sugar, threefourths cup of heavy cream, and lemon zest. First, put the crackers into a bowl and crush them by using the end of a rolling pin. Make sure the crackers are fully crushed before

mixing them with melted butter, brown sugar and salt until combined and putting them aside. Put the blueberries, lemon juice and sugar into a pan and heat the mixture gently on low. You’ll know that the mixture is ready when the blueberries begin to break down. Stir in the corn starch mix and heat through, stirring for 30 seconds until the mix thickens. Once done, take it off the heat, and allow the mix to cool down. Put the cream cheese into a mixing bowl and mix until the cream cheese has loosened up and become smooth. Once finished, add in the vanilla extract and sugar and combine them. In another bowl, whisk the cream until it’s thick but soft and spoon it into the cream cheese. Stir and combine afterward. Place three tablespoons of the crumbs into a mason jar and push down.

Afterward, take two tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture and to finish, two tablespoons of the blueberry mixture. Top with lemon zest. The last recipe is for a raspberry fizzy drink to go with your meal. What you’ll need is 24 ounces of frozen raspberries that have been thawed but not drained, one can of frozen lemonade concentrate that has been thawed, one two-liter bottle of ginger ale, ice and lemon slices for garnish. First, cook the raspberries until they are a thick looking juice. Press the juice through a fine mesh sieve to take out seeds and chill for at least two hours. Once done, combine the juice with the lemonade concentrate into a pitcher and top it with ginger ale. Pour it over ice and you’re set!

EN illustration / Audrey Mobley How to have a fantastic picnic with some BLT Sliders


ACROSS 1 Thin material 6 They’re sluggish? 12 Hawk one’s wares 18 Sleeper’s breathing trouble 19 Wicked light 21 “Twenty Questions” choice 22 Function for a computer 24 Some campus officials 25 Careless and messy 26 No rookie 27 Purr-fect pets 29 Reduce, ___, recycle 30 “I have the power!” screamer 32 Terrier type 33 Barrel cork 34 Never trailed 37 “Gylfaginning” deity 38 Inscribed stone pillar 39 Bronchial complication 42 True car tires 44 Something produced for the boss 47 Little soldier material 48 Movie critiques 50 Fabric color 51 Seagull cousin 52 Be vexed 53 Like the devil 54 “___ all work out” 56 Vast waterway 57 Legal encumbrances 58 Like an imperfect fender 60 Warm photographic tone 64 Bright night signs 66 Easy-to-divide number 67 Estimate based on little info 71 “... saved ___ penny earned” 74 Having regrets

76 1700s patriot Silas 77 Jefferson and Franklin, faith-wise 79 Twist away from 81 Not even slightly cooked 84 A certain monetary unit 86 Redding with soul 87 Hoisted, nautically 88 First name in old horror 89 Cenozoic, for one 91 Braid 93 Earthling of a 1968 film 94 Feeling of regret x 100 97 Puts in order from 1 to 5 98 To whom you might give the slip 100 Frigid 101 Quote 103 Tributary of Germany’s Fils river 104 “If it ___ broke, don’t ...” 105 Amusing elderly guy 106 A trident’s three 107 Builds a romance with 109 Role 110 “___ Como Va” (Santana song) 111 For each 116 Too silly to believe 118 Places to get teed 121 Grow rapidly 122 “Hush!” 123 A “rug” can cover it 124 Ford and Winkler 125 Silk variety 126 “Alas ...” DOWN 1 Young boys 2 Whitish gem 3 Captivated by

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 23 28 31 32 33 34 35 36 38 40 41 43 45 46 49 52 55 57 59 61

Bound Hearing aid AA recommendee Kurt Cobain’s rock band Native’s opposite “Hey, before ___ you go ...” Shortened john? A single buck Dessert slice Adorn, as with diamonds Mechanical ratchet catch Like some grass seeds Director von Trier End of a vague threat Little skits Fields or Robinson “Brown ___ Girl” Home on the range (var.) Amongst Bump on an eyelid Place to dance on hay Texas city famous for its streets? Film title number with “Oceans” A message from God Up to something General appearance Hardworking little ones A lily’s cover? One up to nothing Algerian port native Add lanes to a pool, e.g. Frightening “Jaws” sight Leary’s drug High-priced seating area Cut and paste ___ XING

62 Water to walk on 63 Letters before a fictional name 65 “___ a good note” 68 “Hollywood Squares” answer 69 Comparable (with) 70 “Born,” literally 72 Three sheets to the wind 73 Appraise 75 Find a function for 78 Only state bordered by rivers east and west 79 “Are you kidding?” 80 Middle school gym challenge 82 Cousin of the llama 83 Power-seeking military leaders 85 Welcome through the door 88 Sesame Street resident 89 Give off, as fumes 90 Curtain hanger 92 Cross the wrong line? 94 Compactness 95 “I” directed journey 96 High school subject 99 One who holds 57-Across 102 Thing of sadness 106 Securing, as a lace 107 Salt serving 108 Arthur of the courts 109 Energy 110 Cookery? 112 Bygone Andean empire 113 “Gosh!” 114 Thing in a prison 115 A cable sports award 117 Certain Greek letters 119 U.N. workers’ agency 120 Old-school “Oh, my!”

Universal Crossword d.r. wHo By Timothy e. Parker

© 2018 Andrews McMeel Syndication

3/25

FEBRUARY 28TH ANSWER KEY

COME WORK FOR EAGLE MEDIA! EAGLE NEWS | EAGLE RADIO | ENTV

SERVICE LEARNING HOURS AVAILABLE

Volume 16 Issue 26  
Volume 16 Issue 26  
Advertisement