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Upcoming: The next ASEWU meeting will be on Dec. 5 at 3:45 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge on the second floor of the PUB. The Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Concert will play on Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Showalter Auditorium. Please join EWU’s music faculty on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater for An Evening of Theatrical Music. EWU students are free with ID. Tickets may be purchased at TicketsWest by calling 1-800-325-SEAT. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for students. In Brief Dalis Bruce, a former EWU football player, will appear before the Washington State Superior Court on charges of second degree rape on Jan. 22 at 9:30 a.m., according to court records. The trial, which was originally set for Nov. 26, was postponed to allow more time for witness interviews, according to court records. Bruce was arrested Aug. 20 in connection with an assault of a member of the volleyball team, according to the police report. The volleyball player was unconscious in her dorm room after a night of heavy drinking with friends. Court documents state that Bruce was identified by witnesses who said they entered the room and saw Bruce, naked from the waist down, on top of the unconscious victim. Bruce’s pretrial conference is set for Jan. 11 at 10:30 a.m., according to court documents.

November 28, 2012

Volume 64, Issue 9

ASEWU still considering alcohol amnesty policy Proposed plan will only cover underage drinking offences By Haley Romney

contributing writer

The Associated Students of Eastern Washington University is pushing for a student alcohol amnesty policy in the wake of the tragic death of an intoxicated 18-year-old at Washington State University. The WSU freshman, Kenneth D. Hummel, died Oct. 27 from a blood alcohol level of .40 – more than five times the level at which a person is considered to be intoxicated. The shock of the WSU case has spurred interest in a long-contemplated amnesty policy here. Frank McNeilly, a public relations specialist in student government, and Aly Morgan, the ASEWU Student Health and Safety Services representative, are heading up the drive.

Modeled after the Good Samaritan policy of WSU, an amnesty p o l i c y at EWU w o u l d McNeilly mean that if a student under the legal age of 21 becomes endangered after becoming intoxicated, either the student or a different student can call police or other authorities for help without risking that a “minor in possession” charge will result. The idea behind the policy is safety first, says Morgan. If a student is in trouble with alcohol, fear of legal problems should not keep them from getting help. At most, the student might be required to enroll in some sort of alcohol education program. McNeilly and Morgan

also hope to provide more alcohol education to Eastern students in hopes of heading off the kind of Morgan situations that require an amnesty program. The new policy would not provide any immunity where sexual assault or any other more serious crime is involved. The immunity is strictly for “minor in possession,” and standard legal action would be taken for other charges. As for repeated offenders, their second and subsequent calls would be reviewed individually so that no one comes to see amnesty as an invitation or reason to drink too much again. Morgan said student

government is currently working with the Cheney police department to see if the amnesty program could also operate off campus. The policy is in its infancy; the next step is student support. Morgan has written up a petition that will be circulated among students to get a feel for their interest in the measure. She is looking for volunteers to help spread the word. The hope is to have this policy drafted and ready to start jumping through the hoops by next fall. These hoops include getting the support of the faculty, the dean of students and the board of trustees, among others. Students who would like to get involved with the amnesty issue, or even just sign the petition, should contact Aly Morgan at asewustuhealth@

Even though marijuana will soon be legal in Washington state, it will not be allowed on campus, according to Associate to the EWU President Laurie Flinn Connelly. “We are subject to the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, which says as a condition of receiving those federal funds, we have to certify

that we have adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees—and that includes marijuana,” said Flinn Connelly. The new state law legalizing the possession of

marijuana does not alter the federal law that classifies it as an illicit drug. Flinn Connelly said, “In order for it to be permitted on campus, the federal laws would have to change because we can’t violate that provision.” According to Detective E. Quincy Burns, anyone caught in possession of marijuana on campus can be arrested and cited. “We can arrest them for being in possession of a controlled substance,”

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EWU’s 10-year plan for campus construction and development includes new buildings, such as a science center and a possible office and classroom building at Riverpoint as well as remodeling projects in Martin, Kingston and Showalter. According to Shawn King, associate vice president for facilities and planning, EWU’s process for planning construction and allocating money consists of the comprehensive capital master plan, the 10-year plan and the biennial capital request. The master plan directs the other two plans. The 10-year plan is a road map based on the master plan that outlines

specific project requests planned for the next 10 years. It is reviewed annually by executive staff and the board of trustees. This group may make adjustments to the plan to reflect current market changes, to change priorities or to include new construction. Funding for construction and renovation comes from several sources. One is the state. Every two years the school is able to request funding from the state for new or continuing projects. The state legislature votes on these requests as part of the state budget. Another source is donations from private donors, usually alumni. EWU recently sold a building in downtown Spokane as an additional source of funds for the design stage of a new building at Riverpoint.

According to Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Rex Fuller, the EWU building at Riverpoint is still in the early stages. Officially, it is not even in the predesign stage yet—Eastern is in discussion with WSU about this project—but the goal is to have a building on the Riverpoint campus with enough offices and classrooms to serve all of Eastern’s current needs at Riverpoint. “We can locate all our faculty on the main campus in this building, rather than leasing space,” said Fuller. “It will be large enough to accommodate all our staff and classrooms there.” The campus at Riverpoint is home to all of the health science programs, public administration, creative writing, addiction studies, the

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he said. “If it’s under 40 grams, it’s a gross misdemeanor. If it’s over 40 grams, it’s a felony because then you’re talking most likely the possession with the intent to sell or distribute.” Burns said there are a lot of details that state and law enforcement officials still need to work out, but the bottom line is that marijuana is not allowed on campus. marijuana-page 2

Campus building plans on table By Lorna Hartman

EWU hosts Wagner for second round FCS playoffs, Dec. 1.

master’s in social work, “too many to mention,” said Fuller. “It’ll be an exciting development.” He emphasized that at such an early stage, the Riverpoint building is still being discussed as a possibility. Local architecture and design firm Mahlum has been gathering extensive data from groups all over campus to help direct and focus EWU’s planning. For example, Mahlum held an open forum-type meeting on October 25, 2012 targeted at getting student input. They asked students and other attendees to answer a series of questions and discuss with Mahlum officials what they felt was important to consider and include in the plan.

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Defense? Wagner's got it

There might not be a hotter team in the Football Championship Subdivision right now than the Wagner Seahawks. Wagner, winners of nine straight games en route to their first Northeast Conference championship, will take on EWU at Roos Field on Dec. 1 in the second round of the FCS playoffs. The game is scheduled to kick off at 3:05 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN3. Wagner hails from New York City, and is 9-3 overall while achieving a 7-1 conference record. Allowing an average of just 16.3 points per game, Wagner’s defense ranks sixth in the FCS in scoring. In six of their 11 regular season games they allowed 13 points or less, including two shutouts. EWU’s defense, in contrast, allowed 13 points or less only once, when they held the Idaho Vandals to just three points in the season opener on Aug. 13. The Seahawks’ vaunted defense is led by Mike Lombardo, a senior linebacker who totaled 11 tackles in Wagner’s 31-20 first-round victory over Colgate on Nov. 24. Lombardo is second on the Seahawks with 82 tackles and ranks first on the team in sacks and tackles for loss with 6.5 and 13, respectively. Colgate, riding a seven-game winning streak, came into the game as the third-highest scoring offense in the FCS, averaging over 41 points per game, but was held to less than half of that in their defeat. They had scored at least 35 points in every game during the sevengame streak. The matchup on Dec. 1 of the Eagles’ high-flying offense versus the Seahawks’ stout defense will be an example of the proverbial battle between an unstoppable force and an immovable object. During the Eagles’ current three-game winning streak, coach Beau Baldwin’s crew is averaging over 35 points per game and gaining more than 455 yards per game. Whereas the Eagles have succeeded by utilizing skill players at wide receiver and attempting over 36 passes per game, the Seahawks rely on a ball-security offense working in tandem with their stalwart defense. Wagner is first in the FCS in turnovers lost with just six—two interceptions and four fumbles lost. Their quarterback, Nick Doscher, was top in the Northeast Conference in pass efficiency, thanks in large part to his 10-to-1 touchdownto-interception ratio during the regular season. As a team, the Seahawks attempted 243 passes and 511 rushes in the 12 games they have played this season. The Eagles, in comparison, have attempted 403 passes between quarterbacks Kyle Padron and Vernon Adams, and only rushed the ball 382 times.

Campus still marijuana-free despite change in state law By Sasha Kline


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Kids craft to learn at EWU Children's Center

Children’s studies class members teach arts and crafts for service project By Libby Campbell

staff reporter

There were cookies to be frosted, turkey hand outlines to be traced and clay to be molded on the afternoon of Nov. 16. Six students in Daniel Bigler’s sociology of children class recently worked with EWU’s Children’s Center to create a service project consisting of an arts and crafts activity called “Sharing and Caring.” The group had to choose a project that allowed them to interact with children, which is something they have been learning about this quarter. “Our assignment was to do a service learning project, and we picked to do crafts because we are getting the child’s perspective through art, and it’s kind of a way for us to give back to our community, I guess,” said Maria Hernandez, a children’s studies major. Hernandez guided the

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“[Marijuana] will not be allowed on the university. That policy has not changed and will not change as far as my understanding goes,” he said. If caught in possession of any amount of marijuana, an offender can be arrested and receive a criminal citation. The offenders could also just receive a citation and not be physically booked into jail but have to appear in court at a later date.

children on making a turkey out of a paper plate. She patiently worked with them, helping to spell out their names and dispensing paint. Though not sure of her ideal job, she knows she loves working with kids. “They’re spontaneous, and you don’t know what to expect from them. They’re so creative.” The children, who were 4 to 5 years old, let their creativity shine through a variety of craft projects, most of which were centered around Thanksgiving. They made clay hand imprints in an activity provided by urban planning student Barbara Williams. “I think it brings back a lot of memories, especially for parents,” said Williams, who has two grown kids of her own. Austin Davis made sugar cookies for the children to decorate with frosting and sprinkles. Davis said he was interested by the way the chilAccording to Commander Rick Campbell, “There is no legal place where marijuana can be purchased until late 2013, so any possession is a violation.” This does not include medical marijuana that already has regulations in place. The Washington State Liquor Control Board is in control of regulating Initiative 502 and has until Dec. 1, 2013, to establish the procedures and criteria necessary to implement the initiative. Initiative 502 goes into effect on Dec. 6, 2012, almost a year before the procedures and criteria are scheduled to be established.

ting most of their food from Second Harvest [foodbank], that just isn’t an option. This is quick, easy and convenient.” McDaniel wanted the children to have the freedom to create what they wanted. “Children are always

being instructed,” he said. “We hardly ever hear them. They just need guidance. … They have perfect minds. Their minds are much faster and more absorbent than ours. And just listen to how excited they get.” Ramiro Garcia, a criminal justice major who hopes to work with atrisk kids, showed children how to trace their hands to make a turkey and then asked them to write something they were thankful for on each of the turkey’s feathers. Psychology major Diana Sanchez had a similar craft where she helped the children draw trees and then write what they are thankful for on each of the leaves. “I chose mine because Thanksgiving is next week, and this way they can take the time to think,” Sanchez said. “They can show it to their parents, and their brothers and sisters or friends, and they can be thankful for those people in their life.”

be lots of issues as far as how this impacts the campus as we move forward,” added Flinn Connelly. “I know students who get federal financial aid have to certify that they haven’t been convicted of certain crimes.” The U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid website states that having a drug-related offense could affect a student’s federal aid eligibility. A question on the FAFSA asks whether the student has had a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while receiving federal student aid. If the students answers yes,

they will have to fill out a worksheet used to determine eligibility. If a student is convicted of a drug-related offense after submitting the FAFSA, eligibility for federal financial aid could be revoked, and the student might be liable for repaying any financial aid received during the period of ineligibility. Eligibility for federal student aid can be regained by completing an approved drug rehabilitation program or by passing two unannounced drug tests performed by an approved drug rehabilitation program.

Photo by Anna Mills Children's studies students came prepared with art supplies and craft ideas for the kids.

dren interacted with each other. “The surprising thing is they were asking each other questions, like if they could use a certain color of frosting. … [There was] a lot of sharing and a lot of cooperation.” Psychology major Ste-

ven McDaniel instructed the kids on decorating their own artwork with macaroni. His idea behind the craft was to provide them with an inexpensive activity. “Have you ever bought toys? They’re expensive,” he said. “For a family get-

“[Marijuana] will not be allowed on the university. That policy has not changed and will not change as far as my understanding goes,” Detective E. Quincy Burns

Commander Campbell also said that any use of marijuana in a public location is a violation, along with any use of it by people under the age of 21. Detective Burns said, “I believe [marijuana] is going

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to be more readily available for minors to get ahold of it. A lot of issues need to be played out yet and processes that need to be in place, and that hasn’t been well thought out, I believe, from a state level.” “I think there are going to

ASEWU meets to discuss plans and proposals By Linsey Garrison

staff writer

ASEWU met briefly before Thanksgiving break to report on their activities the preceding week. Standing president Becca Harrell reported that she attended a presidential cabinet meeting and that Eastern’s legislative liaison put in the legislative proposal. The first item on the proposal was for teen drivers to have the ability to preregister as a voter when they go get their drivers license. When the driver turns 18, their ballot would then be automatically mailed to them. “That will be one of the items that Eastern will submit to the Washington Student Association. We are hopeful that will be one of the items that are chosen,” said Harrell.

Ethan Vodde, the legislative liaison for EWU, explained another item on the proposal. “The proposal to the [Washington Student Association] is that we will lobby actively for incentivizing businesses in Washington state to hire student graduates from public four-year universities. Probably tax breaks and things … and then put that money back into student organizations and help fund [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] programs,” said Vodde. Shelby Pelon emphasized the importance of students attending the Student Legislative Action Committee open forum on Nov. 15 so that ASEWU and the legislative liaison could hear from a full representation of students about what things really matter to them.

Harrell also reported that she had sat in on the hiring committee for the manager of student support and advocacy. “Its really exciting to have this position because it means there’s someone else for you guys to reach out to and talk to when you’re having concerns on campus,” said Harrell. Rachel Wilder announced that the upcoming Love and Theft concert had been canceled due to scheduling and contract issues. “There were just complications with booking them. They offered to come back in the spring, but I don’t think we’ll be bringing them back,” said Wilder. Wilder said that Eagle Entertainment is working on getting another act, possibly a comedian or a lecturer, to give a performance sometime before winter break.

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Alcohol and caffeine cocktail a deadly combination By Lorna Hartman

staff writer

A Washington State University freshman was found unconscious on the floor in a residence hall early Oct. 27. Floor residents performed CPR until emergency responders arrived, according to The Daily Evergreen. He never woke up. The Whitman County Coroner’s office told the Seattle Times that 18-year-old Kenny Hummel’s blood alcohol level was over 0.40 grams per deciliter. Hummel died of alcohol poisoning leading to respiratory failure. His family said in an Oct. 31 press conference in Seattle that Hummel had been mixing alcohol with 5-Hour Energy drinks before he lost consciousness, according to the Seattle Times. It is not certain how many drinks he had consumed. The legal blood alcohol limit for drivers under 21 in Washington state is 0.02, according to the Washington Department of Licensing, and 0.08 for drivers over 21. On the EWU campus, possession or consumption of alcohol by persons under the age of 21 is not permitted. Kegs or keg quantities of alcohol are not permitted

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in the residence halls, according to Revised Code of Washington law 66-44.270. Depending on physical factors, such as body weight, a level of 0.30, which is 0.3 grams of alcohol per deciliter of blood, is potentially lethal; a level of 0.40 can cause coma or death and a level of 0.50 will likely be fatal, according to Washington University in St. Louis’s Habif Health and Wellness Center. Hummel had consumed an unknown

number of servings of alcohol and at least one energy drink, according to the Evergreen article. Lori Hays, program coordinator for Health, Wellness and Prevention Services, listed several programs provided by EWU that specifically address safe drinking. Examples of EWU programs include one-minute clinics, programs in the residence halls, talks for student athletes and presentations to

EPIC before the group goes on trips. While drinking alcohol unmixed with other drinks impairs people’s impulse control, adding an energy drink to the mix makes people perceive that they are less impaired than they really are, according to a 2011 research study on combining alcohol and energy drinks. Researchers from Northern Kentucky University and the University of

Maryland School of Public Health combined resources to compare the effects of drinking alcohol alone with the effects of mixing alcohol with an energy drink. They worked with a group of 56 students, 28 men and 28 women, all between the ages of 21 and 33. Each student was assigned to one of four groups without being told which group they were in or what they were being given. One group was given a placebo drink containing neither alcohol nor an energy drink. The second group was given alcohol alone, the third group was given an energy drink alone and the fourth group was given an alcohol and energy drink mixture. The researchers discovered that students who were given alcohol alone and students who were given the alcohol and energy drink mixture were equally intoxicated. The problem was that the students who drank the alcohol and energy drink mixture felt stimulated and did not realize how impaired they were. The higher risk-taking and greater impulsivity typically displayed by alcohol drinkers was significantly increased in the students who drank the

mixture of energy drinks and alcohol. They did not feel drunk or woozy; they felt energetic. Researchers concluded that drinking alcohol plus an energy drink did not decrease people’s impairment from drinking alcohol, but it did mask the symptoms of intoxication that the students would normally use to pace their drinking. It also increased risk-taking, impulsive behaviors already associated with alcohol. Not only do those who drink alcohol and energy drinks together have a greater risk of accident or injury, they also tend to drink more because they do not feel the effects of the alcohol. They continue to drink beyond the point where they would normally feel drunk and stop drinking. Premixed alcoholic energy drinks were banned in the state of Washington in 2010 after several cases of alcohol poisoning were linked to Four Loko. Four Loko is a popular caffeinated malt liquor beverage containing as much alcohol as four to six beers and as much caffeine as a cup of coffee, according to a November 2010 Washington Post article. Alcohol- page 9

Recreation department hosts carnival for kids Once Upon a Time theme draws more than 150 elementary school students

By Libby Campbell

staff reporter

For the past 25 years, Dr. Barb Brock has helped recreation students plan events for area youth, and this year her Recreation Programming class teamed up with the Airway Heights Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and Sunset Elementary School in Airway Heights on Nov. 14 to host the Once Upon a Time Family Fall Night. Members of the class signed up for different committees, ranging from re-

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Mahlum has held more than 20 of these meetings over the past year with different interest groups, including the president’s executive committee, the board of trustees, faculty, staff and other groups with a stake in the planning outcomes. Robert Sabbatini, campus planner and Mahlum consultant, said, “We got a lot of great input. [The events] all went very well. We got lots of input from staff students, administration, it was really good. We really appreciated it.” “I think we’ve gathered all of the primary information that we’ve needed,” said LeRoy Landers, a principal at Mahlum who attended many of the data-gathering meetings. “What we’re doing now is trying to go through an assessment phase where we look at a number of different categories of information, including academic needs, overarching goals and objectives of the university administration, staff and students. Those are drivers of the plan. … We’re looking at the condition of your existing facilities and studying building assessments, we’re looking at utilization of campus facilities. … Our next step is to … have two different workshop sessions [at EWU] where we start to develop and plan alternatives that address the goals and needs that have been identified to arrive at a preferred approach that [the people at EWU] believe addresses their needs most closely.”

freshments and decorations to sponsorships and press. Sarah Petrino, a junior majoring in recreation management, chose to be part of the refreshments committee. “Each student is responsible for getting three sponsors,” she said. “So everybody goes around to local businesses, or people that they know, to get donations. I’m on the refreshments committee, so I got to talk to Willow Springs, and they donated 300 hot dogs and 300 hot dog buns. I also talked to Yokes in Airway Heights, and they donated 300 Capri Suns. My third donor is Ban-

ner Bank, and they’re donating a gift basket to raffle.” Each student was also in charge of running a carnival booth with a partner. “Our carnival has a different theme every year, and this year our theme is Once Upon a Time, so everybody’s booth correlates with either a book or a fantasy story,” Petrino said. Petrino’s Dr. Seuss themed booth was called One Fish Two Fish. Children “fished” for prizes with fishing poles made from wooden dowels. The carnival also featured free food and beverages, face painting, a bounce house, rock wall climbing and more

than a dozen book or fairytale themed booths with different carnival games. “It’s a recreation program, and if we work for city parks and [recreation] departments, we’ll be responsible for putting on youth programs in the future, so this is good experience to see what happens behind the scenes of these events,” Petrino said. Not only is it good experience, but it also counts for a good portion of their total grade. “There’s three big parts of the programming class,” Brock said. “One’s the textbook, one’s an innovative

Landers emphasized the flexible nature of the university’s plan. “It’s part of the natural evolution of the … improvements of the facilities,” he said. Since Mahlum is still crunching the large amount of data gathered over past months, it does not yet have a list of specific recommendations. “It won’t be until we’ve gone through the first workshop, which is not scheduled to happen until January, that we’ll start to develop recommendations,” said Landers. Landers confirmed that commuter students--students who don’t live on campus and who commute to school--have been mentioned in at least two Mahlum data-gathering meetings. Both Mahlum and EWU recognize that a large por-

tion of the student population are commuters and that both groups want to be responsive and figure out ways that the master plan and the university can support the success of such students, according to Landers. “From my own perspective,” Landers said, “what I’m seeing as a very common theme is the idea that this facility plan is really focused on furthering the success of students at Eastern, trying to support them in their efforts and asking ‘How can the facilities help with that?’” Associate Vice President for Facilities and Planning Shawn King talked about where he would like to see EWU developed in 10 years. “First of all, I would love to see us get funding for our major capital projects that support our strategic plan,

which is directed towards the science, technology, English [and] math programs,” he said. “That’s an area that the university is growing. I’d like to see state-of-the-art facilities that support that.” King added, “The other part would be—and I think we do a good job so far— I’d like to see that we get … dollars enough to do minor works improvements [and] … energy-efficient, highquality spaces for academic instruction. Easy and costeffective to maintain. They do have a big impact on the university and the quality of the facilities for students.”

program guide where they do a fictitious population and carry it through what we call the six steps to programming, and the third thing is the event, which sort of pulls a little bit of everything. So this is like a third of their total grade.” Airway Heights Parks, Recreation and Community Services Supervisor Andy Gardner is a former student of Brock’s and has worked with her the last three years to organize events with her recreation programming class. “Part of one of the things I can be happy I came in and did was provide them with the

idea that nothing is ever going to be this easy,” Gardner said. “You’re never going to get 36 people all taking care of every single thing again. But being able to handle your responsibility as one person can help. When they all do it all at once, obviously they see how easy it becomes.” While Brock and Gardner helped guide the students, the end result was ultimately planned and executed by the class. “It’s their baby, and they know it,” Brock said. “I love watching that culmination. It’s never been bad. It’s just been a really super experience.”

10-year facilities plan goals • Upgrade/repair EWU water system Martin/ Williamson Hall remodel • Campus consolidation project • Kingston Hall renovation • Showalter Hall restoration • New university science center • Riverpoint building • Renovate science building • Several minor facilities preservation projects


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Should Eastern completely ban smoking on campus? Modern times require new rules By Jaime Williams


“The times they are a changin'”—Bob Dylan Currently those changes are a wave of the health-conscious getting together and tackling the issue of smoking in public areas, namely our beloved EWU campus. If you have been even remotely tuned in to the media over the last 20 years, you have to know that smoking is bad for your health and folks are concerned for the general public’s welfare. While traversing campus, scurrying to class, it is difficult not to notice that the construction site of the new Patterson Hall is clearly marked as a no smoking area. Not necessarily the first group of individuals I would have expected to lead the way in this movement, these folks are a refreshing example of addressing the issue of productivity and smoking in the workplace today. Some employers will not hire smokers, so a ban on campus seems a natural progression. How does our society make a statement? We do so by legislating. How do we change public behavior? That’s a little tricky, but education is a strong tool. Currently, we are seeing the powers that be manipulate price to drive down demand and enact legislation that restricts where the behavior is considered legal.

These approaches are not 100 percent effective, for example: guns, prostitution and drugs. But they are the tools we have to work with. In Mexico the packs of cigarettes have pictures of severe medical situations like dead babies and sick people printed on the labels. This makes it a little difficult to look cool when you whip out a pack with the gross picture and light up. Joe Camel has left the building. Hopefully concern will be given to those who imbibe that currently live on campus. Anytime we sacrifice civil liberties there should be conversations that address the issues at hand. The ASEWU appears to be taking an even-handed approach to this issue. Perhaps the administration could provide a segue period in which there will be designated smoking areas on campus. I myself not being a traditional student (old guy) can attest to the fact that not so long ago smoking was viewed in a significantly more favorable light. We are seeing a cultural shift. Smoking is difficult to justify by the pleasure it brings as opposed to the undeniable medical effects and costs it burdens our society with. Considering the harm principle and the effects of secondhand smoke, a simple opposition to tobacco consumption on campus seems workable. The bottom line is smoking on campus is on its way out.

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Through the Eagle’s Eye Do you think EWU should have a policy that protects students from prosecution for drug and alcohol offenses if they call 911 to get help for another student? Interviews by Kyle Harding. Photos by Teri Simpson.

“Yes, it would be a good thing. EWU has to protect its students.”

“I definitely think it would be a good idea to protect people.”

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Rachel Mischke

“Some people would use that in a good way, but I feel like the majority of people would take advantage of that”

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By Amy Meyer


Last spring the Associated Students of Washington State University Spokane enacted a rule that forbids smokers from lighting up while at the Riverpoint campus. Now the Associated Students of EWU has an inkling to do the same on the Cheney campus. I smoked a pack a day for about seven or eight years but quit smoking about 19 years ago. If there is a campus ban on smoking, it would not hurt me in the least. I am sometimes forced to walk downwind from an uncourteous smoker between classes, but I do not think it’s courteous to demand smokers leave campus before lighting up. In the discussions that I’m aware of, there seems to be an emotional and intellectual disconnect about what this proposed ban would mean to a select few. At EWU, we do not overlook the needs of even small groups of people. A campus-wide ban has some fairly obvious problems. The Cheney campus is much larger than the Riverpoint Campus. EWU-Cheney is 300 acres compared to Riverpoint’s 55 acres. Walking off campus at Cheney could take quite a bit longer than walking off Riverpoint’s campus, depending on where one is.

In addition, requiring faculty and staff to leave campus during what may only be a short break is unreasonable. Not many breaks would be long enough to enable this walk off campus. In addition, there is no point in enacting a rule that no one enforces. There will not be any smoking police roaming about campus, telling people where they cannot light up. Many of the “offenders” might be unaware of a campus ban. Educating about 8,000 Cheney campus students about this is not as easy as sending an email. Signs would have to be posted, which would not add to the beauty of our park-like campus. So what’s the point? If the idea of sending smokers off campus is for their improved health and wellness, then a mere campus ban is not enough. The university should also provide and promote cessation programs. It’s not enough to simply discourage a thing. If the idea behind this policy is to provide cleaner air for nonsmokers, then a better idea would be to provide better smoking areas. An education campaign to introduce courtesy into the smoking culture might also be very effective. The courtesy would simply be to smoke away from students passing between classes. We don’t need more rules. We need more courtesy.

Do not expect changes without taking action By Hawa Hussein

contributing writer

A few weeks ago I went to a focus group concerning the multicultural center. I was excited to be in this focus group because I thought it would be interesting to hear what other students would say. However, I was filled with disappointment when I realized only five people were there to talk about the issues. It took me back to the days when I was very disappointed with Eastern because they didn’t have interfaith place or a multicultural center like other schools did. Yes, I was one of those students who would complain about what Eastern didn’t have. However, I wasn’t active on campus, so my voice wasn’t heard. Many students complain that Eastern doesn’t cater to their needs when it comes to diversity. However, when a meeting is held that is for their voice to be heard, nobody shows up. What is a voice when it hasn’t been heard? In order for students to be

heard, students need to be involved in campus activities. That means coming to meetings and giving your input. Sometimes it may be hard to get students interested in topics that are very pressing to them. However, if it is important to you and the student body then it’s worth voicing it. I was very disappointed with the meeting because I wanted to see more students give their input on what they wanted in the space that is available to them. Since Eastern is very diverse, not everyone will know what your beliefs are. Showing up to these meetings and voicing your opinions would be a great way to make sure that your opinions are taken into consideration when this space is being made. I am not disrespecting students. However, I am speaking to the population that tends to not speak up when their opinions are needed, but speak up when that very same thing goes wrong. If you want to change the way people see Eastern you have to be the change that you want to see.

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Vegan students lack options


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On a cold and wet Tuesday afternoon, I walked into Baldy’s, desiring a warm meal to recharge me for a long afternoon of homework. Unfortunately, the buffet section only offered me, a vegan student, a cold salad. Eastern Dining Services does not honor the dining choices of EWU’s diverse community, and it needs to change. However, after talking to Director of Dining Services, David McKay, I realized that EWU Dining Services could accommodate to my dietary needs. The problems is Eastern vegans are not speaking up. Eastern vegan eaters have as much right as other Eastern students to enjoy

balanced, healthy meals. Our voices have been silent for too long. Don’t settle for a monotonous meal. Let’s change the dining status quo for the better. The Dining Services is committed to serve and provide tasty and nutritional choices for our diverse dietary needs. Contact any Dining Services Manager and suggest a vegan menu and help support a vegan corner. Vegan eagles stand proud of your commitment. Let’s pave the road for those to come. After all, the worst that can happen is that we have too much food to choose from! Sherie Lynn Betances-Vela


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EWU Student bartenders are at the party, never a part of it Employees must go through mandatory training before serving alcohol By Nicole Livingston

staff reporter

A portion of the 21 and over crowd, often including college students, can be found spending time at bars, but some of them are not always indulging in the beverages. Tiffany McCann, a senior, works at Goofy’s on First Street. She said it fits her class schedule perfectly because all of her classes are during the day, so she can work the night shift. “If I have labs or class or whatever, I don’t really have to schedule work around it,” said McCann. Monica Kullman, manager of Goofy’s and Wild Bill’s Longbar, said that she has not had any issues when it comes to scheduling with her student employees. She said that it is just like any other job. If students have tests or homework, they take care of it before they come in or they ask for the day off in advance. According to the website for the Washington State Liquor Control Board, any establishment that serves or sells alcohol must have employees, managers and bartenders go through mandatory alcohol server training. Employees have to obtain a permit within 60 days of being hired. Online and in-person classes are available. Ashley Johnson, a junior, just started working at Goofy’s about a month ago. She said it took about three hours for her to complete the course online. “It wasn’t really what I thought it was going to be, like teaching you how to make drinks and stuff like that. It’s more of the laws because it’s such a huge liability to be a bartender,” said Johnson Two different forms of permits are available depending on which position a person is in. If the employee is only going to serve the alcohol, a class 13 servers permit is re-

Photo by Dylan Paulus EWU student Ashley Johnson pours a mixed drink for the customers. It took her three hours to complete her online mandatory alcohol server training course.

quired. An employee must be 18 years of age or older to obtain this certification. A class 13 servers ermit allows an employee to take alcohol orders, carry alcohol to the customer and pour it in a glass at their table. If an employee is 21 years of age or older, they are able to also gain class 12 mixologist permit. This permit allows for all the things a Class 13 permit does. It also allows for drawing alcohol off a tap, mixing drinks and managing a business that serves alcohol. McCann said bartenders are responsible for cutting

people off if they have had too much to drink because they have an obligation to not over-serve patrons. “It was more of an educational class, kind of to scare you, I think, so you’re not over-serving people,” said McCann. McCann said that she has not had a lot of trouble with people when she has had to quit serving them. “For the most part people are pretty nice,” said McCann. “I learned how to approach cutting people off in a [way] so it’s not so embarrassing for them. Because some-

times if you yell, tell someone that they’re cut off, [or] make it a big scene in front of other people then they freak out because they get kind of embarrassed. “They might call you names or whatever. I always just try to tell it to only them and not make a big scene and still be nice about it, but let them know that they can’t have anything else or they have to leave.” McCann said she did not learn about making the drinks until she started training at Goofy’s. She said shehad some opening shifts and

weeknights so she was able to learn in a more calm environment when business was slow. “I had a couple training shifts where I worked with the manager,” said McCann. “I just kind of practiced, like as people ordered she would tell me and she gave me a list of some common drinks and I would kind of memorize those.” McCann said her favorite part of the job is always having money. “It’s seriously a perfect job for a college student, I think,” said McCann. “Since I work

on the weekends mostly … I’m making money instead of spending money, and I get to just watch.” Though McCann said she likes her job, she also said this job is not for everyone. “I think it takes a certain kind of person to be a good bartender,” said McCann “You have to have a lot of patience, definitely, you’re the only one who’s not drinking. It was kind of scary for me at first because I’m pretty shy. So, it definitely took me out of my comfort zone a little bit because I’m the only bartender in here when I’m working.”

Island chains "discovered" in Isle Hall

Students and staff turn unfinished floor into a map featuring several land masses By Christina Jordan staff reporter

Students and staff in Isle Hall have been writing on the floors and they are not being punished. The result of the many contributions is a map written in Sharpie on the floor in one of the hallways in Isle Hall. LeAnn Knoles, who has an office adjacent to the hallway map, said that the map was started this summer after they ripped up the asbestos underneath the tiles and did major cleaning. The construction crew has not yet had time to refinish the floor, so in the interim students and faculty are having fun with it. The hallway has a yellow hue with small brown specks on the base concrete. The floor has been patched up several times and as a result features different colors and shapes of concrete splatters on top of the base concrete. Participants have outlined the shapes with Sharpie marker and labeled the areas different things, like “Norland,” “Dire Straits” and “Sea of Biscuit.˝A large crack in the hallway was named “Isle Fault.” A contributor outlined a large concrete shape, drew a line down the center, and labeled one side “us” and the other side “them.” On the dividing line, the drawing is labeled with the words “security fence” and “prison barrier.” There is also a drawing of topo-

Easterner Graphics There are several land masses drawn on the unfinished floor, including: "Forest Tucker" and "Bay O' Quinn."

graphical contour lines in which is written “deep funk.” Land masses or contour lines near professor’s doors have that professor’s name creatively woven into the name of the land mass. For example, the area in front of geography professor Robert Quinn’s office is outlined and labeled “Bay O’Quinn.”

“I don’t know when they will finally finish the flooring,” said Knoles. “We kind-of do not want it to get done because we like our little map.” Geography professor Michael Folsom, with an office opening to hallway, had a share in starting the map. “The floor is scheduled to be

finished over Christmas break,” said Folsom. “It is not my project, I just started it by writing ‘Dire Straits’ and outlining a couple of islands.” “We are geographers, so we think in maps,” said Folsom. “I am also a boater, so I am constantly looking for [ways to] navigate around bays. When I looked at

the concrete [chunks], I thought it looked like a map.” Knoles asked permission to contribute to the map and outlined a small chunk of concrete, labeling it “New LeAnnland.” The island has a similar shape to Greenland. “Everybody who felt like it contributed to the map,” said Sarah Keller, chair of the anthropology department. Keller’s office door also opens to the hallway with the map. The space outside of Keller’s office is labeled “Keller’s Graben.” “It got started because they gave us a piece of ugly floor,” said Keller. “We had to do something about it. I read it every day to see if there is something new.” According to Keller, the map started with mainly faculty contributions, but has moved to a heavy student contribution. There is also an island that says, “This land is my land, this land is not your land, this land was made for me not you.” Both Keller and Knoles were saddened by this contribution. “We hoped that this map would not go in that direction,” said Knoles. Folsom enjoys seeing the whimsical, clever contributions. He explained that some of the things written are funny, but others just take the “Kilroy was here” approach, in which students and faculty just wrote a form of their names. “I get a big kick out of people who are just trudging along and then look at the floor and [notice] the map,” said Folsom. “If they stop, I will sometimes hand them a marker.”


page 6 november 28, 2012 Events and Entertainment Counseling and Psychological Services is holding a "Relaxation for Stress Management "workshop on Nov. 29 from 12-1 p.m. in the PUB Room 261. Presented by Lisa Olson, this workshop introduces students to various methods such as guided imagery and breathing technigues for managing their response to stress. Author and "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Taylor Armstrong will be at Eastern to speak to students on Nov. 29 in the PUB MPR at 7 p.m. The event is presented by Eagle Entertainment and Armstrong will be holding a book signing after the event. The EWU Wind Ensemble and Orchestra will have their only fall quarter concert called "Musical Mosiacs" on Nov. 29 in Showalter Auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature solo performances by cellists Mikaela Elms and John Marshall and percussionist Eliud Ayala. The orchestra swill be conducted by Julián GómezGiraldo and Patrick Winters. The Scary Feminists and Active Minds will be hosting a Sexual Asault Survivor Panel on Nov. 30 in Monroe Room 207 from 1-2:30 p.m. where three students will be sharing their stories. Members of Eastern’s music department will showcase their talents in “An Evening of Theatrical Music” at the Bing Crosby Theater on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Produced by senior lecturer and pianist Kendal Feeney, the event will feature 14 music faculty members performing music from Michael Daughtery’s “Dead Elvis” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.” There will also be a full narration of Igor Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale,” performed by professors Anthony Flinn, Randel Wagner and Feeney. All proceeds from the concert go towards music scholarships. Feeney hopes the concert will establish a presense for Eastern in downtown Spokane. General admission is $15 while student tickets are $8. EWU students get in free with ID. EWU students, staff and faculty are invited to the President's Holiday Reception in Showalter Hall on Dec. 5 from 2-4 p.m. in Showalter Hall for an afternoon of toys and treats. Brickhouse Deli, located in Brewster Hall, is hosting "Open Mic Night" on Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m.

Illustration by Vania Tauvela Many of Kelli Crawford's Dungeons and Dragons characters have been elven rogues. She is currently playing an elven aristocrat named Evoline.

Swords, spells and homework Eastern students balance gaming with schooling By Al Stover and Christina Jordan

for the easterner

EWU student Kelli Crawford is many things, including an elementary education major, a black belt in karate and a former member of ASEWU’s legislative branch. On Sunday afternoons, she is an elven aristocrat named Evoline who travels with a band of adventurers. Crawford is one of many EWU students who use gaming as a hobby while balancing it with their classwork. Crawford has been playing role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons, a game owned by Wizards of the Coast, for seven years. She began playing with high school friend Marty Newell-Large, who currently acts as the dungeon master for Crawford’s group. Both Crawford and Newell-Large enjoy the social aspect of the game, as well as the creativity that goes into playing the game. “You can get everyone involved,” Crawford said. “It’s just fun to create your own world, explore and write your own stories.” Morgan Garratt is a literary studies major who has been playing Dungeons and Dragons since she was 14 years old. She has also played other role-playing games such as a

game based off of Jim Butcher’s “Dresden Files” novels. For Garratt, creating and playing a character in the game allows her to use her imagination to do things she normally would not do in real life, as well as giving her an opportunity to explore different aspects of her personality. Garratt and her group has the policy of putting school first. With the exception of finals week and the week before, Garratt and her group set aside every Saturday for gaming sessions. “We start at 3 p.m. and go to late at night and everybody rotates on dinners,” Garratt said. “It’s not just when we are playing. It’s like a little community.” Role-playing has also helped Garratt improve her math skills, think on her feet and has helped her become more tolerant of other people and their behavior. “Gaming groups are full of drastically different people with [individual] personalities,” Garratt said. “You can’t be the sore thumb and you have to forgive other people for their transgressions against you, which sometimes are gratuitous, like when spilling liquids on $40 plus books. It’s something that is universal to life.” For Crawford, playing Dungeons and Dragons has given her the confidence to try new things.

“It [also] helps build up a sense of teamwork and your sense of adventure,” Crawford said. In addition to playing with her long-time friends, Crawford has introduced new players to the game. Justin Callendar and Tim Diehl are two members of Crawford’s group who are playing in their first campaign. They have worked it out to where Callendar’s character Gunther, who is a two-foot tall halfling, sits on the shoulder of Diehl’s character Ulrich, who is sevenand-a-half feet tall. “What we’re really looking for is to [Gunther] has a lance, so when I charge somebody he can lance them and [then] I can attack them,” Diehl said. Whether it is new or experienced players, Crawford enjoys the connection that develops between the group after several adventures. “When you get the bond from doing all [of] the ridiculous things, it’s a good way to make new friends and to get closer with the friends you already have,” Crawford said. Card games Brady Peneton is a graduate student studying English literature who plays Magic the Gathering, a strategy card game. He received his first pack of cards in his sophomore year at Eastern.

“The [residence halls] were handing out free packs of Magic cards to every person moving in,” said Peneton. “I was looking through them and I made a deck out of those cards. I started playing with some people and got into it.” What Peneton enjoys about the game is that he gets to pretend he is a powerful mage summoning creatures and throwing fireballs. “I like to have a really good imagination,” Peneton said. Peneton moved from playing in the residence halls to playing in the PUB. He also holds large-format tournaments at his apartment. Computer games In addition to the students who participate in role-playing games, several students can be found playing computer games in the Dungeon, which is across from Eagles Espresso, or the Cyber Cafe on the second floor. One of the more popular computer games is League of Legends, a multiplayer online battle arena game. Glen Ryan, a computer science major, is working towards playing League of Legends at a professional level. Ryan enjoys playing with other students in the PUB. There are between 20 to 30 people playing League of Legends at one time.

“You can just talk to all of your teammates and get that social aspect of it down,” Ryan said. According to Ryan, there are probably more students who play the game than they know because not everyone knows about the Dungeon. Gamer’s Club For students who are looking to connect with other gamers on campus, there is the EWU Gamer’s Club. According to Club President Bryan Smith, the purpose of the club is to “facilitate the gamer's ability to find people to play these games with.” Smith is in charge of setting up events for the club. There are Magic tournaments in coordination with Wizards of the Coast, a gaming company based in Seattle, Wash. The club is sponsored by the company and receives card packs, playmats, deck boxes and card sleeves for the winners of the tournaments. Mason Riney said he participated in a weekly game night with other students in the PUB. “I played Warhammer 40K with a small group of friends,” said Riney. “I loved having a set night that I could get together with other gamers and even if we were not playing, we would watch other games in progress and talk to each other about gaming.” gaming-page 8


How to survive the holidays with the family By Davis Hill

staff writer

Ah, the holidays. They remind us of the importance of tradition. They remind us of the joy of being alive. And, most importantly, they remind us why we no longer live with our parents. I’m only kidding. The holidays give you the chance to eat Hill lots of food, get lots of rest, take a break from school and reconnect with family and friends. Holidays are a great time, except for one thing: the dreaded family gathering. Being a young person at these sorts of gatherings is difficult, because everyone always wants to know what your plans are. What are you going to do after school? Where are you going to school, anyhow? Where do you want to live? What are you going to do with your degree, which is in engineering? Oh, it’s not in engineering? Why aren’t you majoring in engineering? Don’t you know there are a lot of good jobs in engineering? Well, fine, it’s your life, anyway. What school are you going to, again?

The worst is when, after a long, thoughtful and thorough explanation of your reasons for choosing your major and prospective career, the other person cocks their head and says something like, “Huh. So why exactly is that useful?” The first several times this happens, it’s unfortunate and disheartening. The next several times you start to consider elaborate campaigns of violence, possibly involving grandmother’s heirloom collection of meat-carving implements. So you’ve got to have a rock-solid defense strategy if you—or anyone else—is going to make it out of this reunion alive. The best thing to do at these sorts of gatherings is head straight to the food table. This provides two main benefits: first, you get to eat lunch today, which is for many college students a luxury. Second, you can’t really talk to anyone if your mouth is full of garlic dip, and most of them won’t want to talk to you after that anyway. If you’ve set up camp near the food table, you’re probably in the clear. But true safety comes from preparedness—someone’s going to wander in eventually, and you don’t want to be caught off-guard. You’ve got to know your enemy. Every family has at least one member that should be avoided at all costs.

They usually fall into one of the following categories: The affirmer: The affirmer begins every sentence with, “Don’t you think?” or a similar introduction. If you “don’t think,” there’s a problem. The political talker: This person seems incapable of talking about anything other than politics. They come in two variants: the first, infuriatingly, has absolutely no idea what they are talking about. The second has researched the issues so meticulously that it approaches obsessive-compulsive behavior. This is even more infuriating. The megaphone: Much like the political talker, this person stalks the area, looking for suitable victims. Once they have cornered their prey, they talk incessantly about anything—or often, nothing—that comes to mind. The only way to escape the megaphone is to trick another family member into joining the conversation, then suddenly “remember” that you have to “talk to Aunt Lorraine about the pie.” The bad apple: This person is rude, unfriendly and goes out of their way to make oth-

ers feel uncomfortable. They usually vote republican. Your mom tells you it’s because they had a hard life, but you know better. The hard of hearing: Although not a problem in and of themselves, the hard of hearing force other members of the group to shout in order to avoid explaining everything seven more times. As the volume level increases, the group becomes more and more enraged, until finally they foist the hard of hearing onto another hapless group. Over the course of the night, the hard of hearing slowly moves across the room, poisoning conversations and leaving a trail of destruction, blissfully unaware of the reason for others’ anger.

The storyteller: The storyteller knows the single absolute funniest story anyone has ever heard. This story gets better every time it is told; it never becomes boring. There is no need for other stories. The storyteller has been telling this story since 1982, before most of us were born. They will be telling it until they die. The Edgar Allen Poe: Myopic and gloomy, the ‘Poe makes the worst of every situation. They’re more pizza than turkey; Holidays-page 9


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Pros and cons of campus coffee Filling the desperate need for coffee addicts everywhere, EWU is no stranger to providing a frothy milk and espresso mix for students. To get that perfect coffee fix, here is a run down of what EWU has to offer.

By Jasmine Kemp and Evan Sykes

for the easterner



“We all try our best to work on our coffee art.” - Mindy Bobs, manager


Thomas Hammer Coffee


Breakfast bars, biscotti, cookies.


Offers: Customers who bring in their own travel mug can buy a cup of drip coffee for $1.


White chocolate mocha.


• Part of a local Spokane coffee chain, which supports the local economy. • Reasonably close to where students get on and off the bus. • Professionalism that comes from a legitimate franchise.


• Wait time for coffee is extremely variable due to its location in the PUB. • EagleFlex is not accepted.




Coffee art. Drawing pictures like leaves, pandas, cats, dogs into the froth of the coffee.




“I work in the library, so I “Freshman don’t know about can just come in here and get my this place.” - Anthony Wood, barista [mocha].” - Alyaa Malibari, student

Craven's Coffee

Seattle's Best coffee

A very small selection of bagels, cookies and scones from Main Street Dining.

Soup, paninis, muffins, sandwiches, cookies, rice krispie treats, fruit cups, yogurt, salads, frozen yogurt, ice cream and smoothies.

A selected 16-ounce drink is $2.50. There are also daily specials.

White chocolate mocha. • Because of the shop’s laidback atmosphere, it is a great time waster. In case class ends early, standing in line for coffee wastes just enough time to reasonably get to the next class. • There are events in the library; while standing in line a student is bound to come across something new and intriguing. • Craven's coffee is a local Spokane business. It helps support the local economy. • Spend more time in line waiting than drinking the coffee you ordered. • Libraries tend to be quiet. It makes line waiting a bit awkward. This shop is a solo job. The barista runs both the register and the espresso machine.


“I like the fast pace of the PUB.” - Tara Witkowski, barista

Starbucks Cookies, also sells smoothies (very small selection).

A selected 16-ounce drink is $2.50 and daily specials.

A selected 16-ounce drink is $2.50 and daily specials.

Most requested drink: Caramel Macchiato or an Americano.

Caramel Macchiato.

• Large selection of foods and other drink options. • Fast moving lines due to large staff on hand. • Decent amount of sitting room, especially during warm months of the year as there is outside seating.

• Serves Starbucks coffee, well known and a bit of a safe place to go if unsure about other coffees. • Fast paced. • Reasonably close to where students get on and off the bus.

• High traffic in between classes • Location is also in the middle makes for a longer wait time. of a major pathway connecting • Due to high traffic during both sides of the PUB. lunch hours, seating is quickly • No drip coffee is offered. taken up. Serves soup and paninis.

Baristas are sometimes seen in festive outfits.

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The Mason Jar brings community flavor By Christina Jordan staff reporter

A pumpkin parfait served in a canning jar is a rare sight because most parfaits are either served in a bowl, a tall glass or even a paper cup. The Mason Jar is a family owned and operated newly opened bake shop and bistro in downtown Cheney. The family serves a variety of baked goods, paninis, espresso, beer and wine. The most prominent feature of this bake shop is the use of locally grown foods, sourced from farmers in Cheney, Bonner’s Ferry and Chewelah. Customers can choose baked goods that

have been made fresh in the shop and that contain ingredients from these local farms The website and facebook page are listed as “The Mason Jar.” “That is because we just want to go back to the basics, the simple way of making food, [by] getting the ingredients locally,” said Douglas LaBar, a member of the family that opened the shop. The display case is colorful due to all the different selections. Customers can choose from devil’s food cake, pecan pie, peanut butter and jam bars, black and white angel cake, coffee cake, “sinfully rich brownies,” scones and many different types of cookies. “I love the sinful brownie,” said Derek LaBar, who works at the shop. “It’s not dry at all

and there’s so much chocolate. It’s huge and deadly.” Customers are served while sitting at a wooden table on antique-looking blue chairs. Hanging from the ceiling are several canning jars with light bulbs in them. The staff also puts out miniaturejars with candles in them when it gets dark outside. The light blue walls are decorated with goldframed pictures of the food they make and the farms where the ingredients come from. “I have been studying food and how it affects people and the environment for seven years,” said Douglas LaBar, another member of the family that opened the shop. “We are surrounded by farmland in Cheney

and yet you can’t get any food that is grown locally.” The Mason Jar serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, beer, wine and they cater to both college students and locals. “We hope that people will realize what they are eating and start to care,” said Douglas LaBar. The shop combines foods and decor from many different cultures. Their coffee is Brazilian based, according to Douglas LaBar. They serve the coffee Italian style. For example, the Macchiato is not a huge, five-layer drink, but it is made the original way using a shot of espresso and a splash of milk. The shop also Mason Jar-page 9


Top 10 films every college student should see By Paul Sell

contributing writer

Let’s face it, there are many films out there that are considered noteworthy, groundbreaking or a cut above the rest. So what movies should a college student start with? These are ten films which would be a great place to begin, all of which cover a wide range of genres and time periods. If one of these films does not strike the right chord, there are nine other films to choose from. 10. “Stagecoach” (1939, Directed By John Ford) When Orson Welles was asked what his inspiration was for making “Citizen Kane,” Welles said that it was “watching ‘Stagecoach’ 40 times”. That’s how in-

fluential this multi-main character Western was. Not to mention it launched the career of John Wayne. 9. “The Godfather” & “The Godfather: Part II” (1972/1974, Directed by Francis Ford Coppola) On multiple levels, these two are stunning films that deserve every bit of praise. The story is woven together like a tightly knit blanket that you can wrap yourself in on a frosty evening. Performances from Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and Diane Keaton cover a wide range of emotions and all excel at bringing out the best they can. Every scene looks like a hand-painted work of art. 8. “The Host” (2006, Directed By Bong Joon-ho) I am a sucker for mon-

ster movies, especially wellmade ones. “The Host” is the most recent to inject some life into a fading genre, and it does this through hardly relying on the monster. Rather, it looks at the human side of an attack and the effect it has on society.

transported to the idealized 1950s? Wackiness ensues, along with an interesting commentary on the different set of family values within those time periods. Whether you watch it for the comedy or conflict, this film will leave you with something to think about.

7. “Do The Right Thing” (1989, Directed By Spike Lee) This is an important film to see at an early age. It shows the issues of race and ethnicity from the perspective of a young African American in Brooklyn. It allows the viewer to develop an idea about just what ethnicity means in this world and the role it plays in our society.

5. “The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre” (1948, Directed By John Huston) This film deals with something that is all too common: greed. How humans strive to have everything they will ever need, and how, when that ultimate goal is in their sights, they will do whatever it takes. It is scary to think what limits one would go to get their ultimate goal.

6. “Pleasantville” (1998, Directed By Gary Ross) What happens when two teenagers from the 1990s are

4. “Dr. Strangelove” (1964, Directed By Stanley Kubrick)

“Dr. Strangelove” is a satire of the Cold War and the fear of the atomic bomb. It takes a subject matter that induced fear and paranoia and pushes it to its most extreme, to the point where it shows how ridiculous the Cold War was handled. 3. “Metropolis” (1927, Directed By Fritz Lang) Silent films have a certain charm that all sound films lack. They can tell a story without saying a word. “Metropolis” takes this element of silent films and combines it with visuals that are impressive today, even with the 85-year gap. 2. “Rear Window” (1954, Directed By Alfred Hitchcock) Have you ever thought that, while you watch mov-

ies, you’re staring at the private lives of people you don’t know? "Rear Window” will remind you that the filmwatching process is voyeurism, along with showing a murder from a fixed viewpoint. 1. “Sunset Boulevard” (1950, Directed By Billy Wilder) I consider “Sunset Boulevard” to be the greatest film ever made. It tells the story of an aging silent movie star who has been long forgotten in her rotting mansion and refuses to move on with the rest of the world. Every word spoken matters, every action taken is graceful and sometimes haunting and every action leads to the ultimate payoff, which rivals that of a great tragedy. This is something that must be seen to believe.


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the History of Eastern Washington University in Pictures

Photo courtesy of EWU Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Administration Building of the Cheney State Normal School about 1935. The two large stone pillars were constructed with salvaged stones from the old Cheney Normal School. The building is now known as Showalter Hall.

Gamers: Continued from page 6

Smith enjoys being a member of the club because it helped him branch out in his gaming habits. “People who just play card games get introduced to computer games and people who only play specific games are encouraged to start playing other games,” said Smith. Smith encourages gamers to be active in the club and to request more tournaments. He has the ability to reserve rooms for tournaments and events at any time. The club also provides free energy drinks at events to promote the club. “The energy drinks are to bring to events and to help introduce the club [when we introduce ourselves, saying,] ‘Hey, we

are the gamer’s club and this is what we do,’” said Smith. Smith also hopes to expand the playing field by creating a possible “Whitworth versus Eastern” gaming tournament in which members of the gaming clubs at both universities could get together at an event. Gaming supplies in the bookstore The University Bookstore features several video and board game accessories where club members receive 10 percent off purchases. The club has had this special connection with the bookstore since 2011 when Nicolas Eggers, a former president of the gamer’s club, worked with the bookstore to have a section of gaming products, such as books, cards and controllers.

John Austin, the program coordinator at the bookstore, said that the addition of the gamer’s section to the bookstore was enthusiastically welcomed by the gamers. The manager of the bookstore, Bob Anderson, made the business decision to include the section of gamer’s products in the spring quarter of 2011, according to Austin. Anderson realized that there was a large gaming population at EWU that was not being served, so he thought it would be good to add this section. “We have generally lower prices than everyone else and we sell a lot of stuff all the time,” said Austin. “It was and still is a great business decision and we are even low on merchandise because we have sold so much since the beginning of the quarter.”

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Police Beat


By Linsey Garrison

The Eagles By Harold Meili

EWU alumnus class of 1954, 1957

staff writer

They tackled the cliff, dropping without drift through thunderheads below.

Nov. 15

As if by recoil, through clouded turmoil, they trapped its upward flow.

Trespassing Two female students in Pearce Hall got into a fight. One of the girls forced her way into the other student's room. She is being referred to the county prosecutor for trespassing charges.

Shot aloft by an erupting trough, they mastered the sky, scanning terrain o’er red domain with telescopic eye. Spotting prey through stratus gray, bolting to their quarry.

Nov. 16

With helmet in hand and a marching band, they ruled the territory. When they surf on their red turf, it triggers inspiration.

Theft A student's jacket was stolen from a locker at the URC. EWU police are in the process of reviewing security tapes.

Proud ‘n free, ranging sea, they’re the symbol of our nation.

Nov. 17

12:10 a.m. Minor in possession Three male students were reported for fighting near the URC. Two of the students were contacted and officers noticed, in addition to being covered in mud and blood, that they were both highly intoxicated. Both students were underaged and cited with an MIP. 1:37 a.m. Agency assist EWU police assisted Cheney police with a man who was fighting officers and resisting arrest. The man was not a student and was arrested for resisting and for a warrant.

Nov. 18

1:35 a.m. Noise complaint A neighbor complained about loud music coming from a house on West Fifth Street. Officers contacted the occupants and they turned down the music. No arrests were made. 4 a.m. Community caretaking An officer observed an intoxicated and disoriented male who was not a student, walking through the campus mall. He was helped to the bus stop he was looking for. 7:22 p.m. Theft A student in Morrison Hall reported that his bike had been stolen from outside his dorm sometime between Nov. 16 and 18. It is described as a vintage maroon-colored "Free Spirit" bicycle.

Nov. 19

8:22 a.m. Report A female student reported that a former boyfriend entered her residence at the Townhouse Apartments, confronted her

Holidays: Continued from page 6

more Scrooge than Santa Claus; more hemlock than mistletoe. Treat ‘Poes with caution and don’t let them drag you down. The best use for a ‘Poe is to pair them with a megaphone. It’s good for both of them. The holier-than-thou: This person constantly asks for updates on your life and plans, then demands explanations for the reasoning behind your choices. It doesn’t really matter what you say, because you’re never as good as they are, despite the fact that they can’t hold a job for more than three months at a time. The creepy cousin: They have a funny smell. They wear a strange expression. They always stand too close. The allergist: This person has special dietary needs. They cannot have gluten; they cannot have dairy. They cannot have soy. They can only have turkey-free turkey. By the end of the night, it turns out all they can eat is Cool Whip and pumpkin pie with the crust removed. How convenient.


High overhead, with wings wide-spread, soars “A Quarterback’s Dream.” It swells his heart, that prideful part, whenever the eagle screams. Illustration by Jane Martin Nov. 20 - Marijuana violation A male student was found smoking pot while wrapped up in a blanket in the back of the car with his laptop.

Mason Jar:

and left. No arrests have been made.

uses some European traditions in their recipes. For lunch and dinner, the shop serves paninis, such as turkey, corn beef, chicken salad and green garden paninis. They also serve soups such as tomato basil bisque, chili and peanut chicken vegetable. The owners also grow their own herbs, like sage and parsley, in clay flower pots on the shelves of the store. Whenever the cooks need an herb, they can pick them fresh from the pots around the store. According to the LaBars, the most popular dishes are the roast beef panini and pumpkin roulade, which is a slab of pumpkin cake with a creamy frosting on top that is rolled into a long cylinder, making each slice have a swirl of frost-

1:50 p.m. Scam A female student reported a suspicious check that she received while trying to find a job through the website The check turned out to be reported as stolen from another state. Three students have reported over the last two weeks that they were contacted through this website to cash a suspicious check or take part in what they deemed a suspicious activity.

Nov. 20

2:30 a.m. Marijuana violation An officer noticed a male student in a car in lot 16. Upon further inspection it was found that he was smoking pot while wrapped up in a blanket in the back of the car with his laptop. He was cited for possession of marijuana. 2 p.m. Theft A man from Spokane reported that his laptop had been stolen and he believed it was being sold online by an EWU student. Officers set up an operation to see if it was the same laptop, but it belonged to the student.

Nov. 21

11:49 a.m. Community caretaking Community advisers in Morrison The hermit: Wild-eyed and unkempt, the hermit sticks to the far wall. It is clear, from their desperate glances and erratic body language, that this gathering may be the only social interaction they receive all year. Don’t talk to them. The know-it-all: The know-it-all has to be the smartest person in the room, always. They constantly flit from conversation to conversation, stopping only to drop big words and fix people with a quizzical, professorial stare. If you play against the weaknesses of each type, you’ll greatly improve your chances of survival. However, you may still find yourself in the terrifying initial stages of conversation. When all else fails, remember that passive aggression is your best weapon. Ignoring someone, talking behind their back or simply giving them the eye can turn the tide of any battle. I mean conversation. Those who are truly skilled at passive aggression can ruin an entire evening simply by skulking quietly in the corner, or pretending to trip on the carpet. Emulate these people. Learn their dark craft. Now, I don’t want to make it seem like I think the holidays are all bad. They aren’t; there are lots of perks.

Hall reported that a bike was locked to a pipe and was blocking an exit. The lock was cut and the bike was taken into into the custody of the community advisers until the owner is found. 2 p.m. Assault A female student reported that she had been sexually assaulted three to four months ago. She did not want to press charges but did seek counseling.

Nov. 25

1:45 a.m. Suspended license An EWU officer was out on a DUI emphasis patrol in Airway Heights and arrested a driver who was driving on a suspended license.

Nov. 26

Suspicious activity A male was reported for sleeping in the PUB. The Davenport police had issued a warrant for his arrest on the charges of assault, but he was not arrested because he could not be transported to a prison. He was not a student and was asked to leave. 1:45 a.m. Alcohol violation Four students on the ninth floor in Pearce Hall were cited with an MIP. For example, age has greatly improved one aspect of the holidays: giftgiving. As a kid, pretending to appreciate the new clothing Grandma gave you was a routinely excruciating experience. Now that I live in student housing, however, gifts such as warm socks or sweaters are a lot more exciting, especially this time of year. Sometimes I even deliberately put those items on my list. The other good thing about visiting home is it gives you a chance to rest and refuel. Most parents, aside from feeding their kids to bursting while they’re home, also buy them food or give them a little extra rent money. Consider this collateral for the emotional trauma you had to endure over the holidays. Besides, if you didn’t come home you would miss out on the opportunity to sleep in the same bedroom where you spent your middle-school years, which is always a calming and refreshing experience. No bad memories there. In conclusion, I’d like to remind everyone to have happy and safe holiday celebrations. Enjoy your chance to relax, unwind and spend some quality time at home. Just don’t get used to it. We’ve still got two quarters to go.


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Alcohol: continued from page 3

The catalyst for the ban was the 2010 Central Washington University case in which nine students were rushed to the hospital from a party where a number of empty cans of Four Loko were found. This case led the university to ban “alcospeed” beverages in 2010 and motivated then-Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna to press for a statewide ban on such drinks, a ban that did pass that same year. According to a November 2010 Huffington Post article, Phusion Projects Inc., the company behind Four Loko, agreed to remove caffeine from its alcohol drinks just before the FDA was set to formally announce that caffeine is an unsafe food additive to alcoholic drinks, effectively banning them. “We haven’t seen [students drinking alcohol mixed with energy drinks] at EWU this year,” said EWU Deputy Chief of Police Gary Gasseling. “I’m not saying it’s not happening, but we haven’t found any incidents of it with students that I know of.” Gasseling went on to explain some of the risks of drinking alcohol with energy drinks. “It’s not illegal, so you’ve got to have a good healthy dose of common sense. It’s not a good idea, because you’re fighting your body’s ability to protect itself. … You’re overcoming your body’s ability to shut itself down when it needs to,” he said. “It’s on [officers’] radar all the time. We ask all our students to take a [blood alcohol test] … If you’re at 0.18 and an hour later you’re at 0.20, your blood alcohol level is going up, and we’ll take you to the hospital, because you’re in danger of respiratory arrest.” Gasseling added, “If a student can’t or won’t take the test, we’ll send them to the hospital for safety. … We’ll err on the side of safety for the students.” The Washington State Liquor Control Board has put out an information brochure that says: “With an alcohol

ing between the spiral of cake. These are not always in season, though. “All the things that are on the menu will change in the spring,” said Douglas LaBar. “That is because you are eating in season. Whatever we can get from the local farmers is what is on our menu.” The LaBars also can their own pickles, rhubarb jam and more. They do this so that the shop will be stocked with local foods that may go out of season. The family does not want to start a food chain with the Mason Jar. If there will be any expansion in the future, it will be to the building next door due to a somewhat cramped kitchen, according to Michael Robinson, another worker. “We are not here to cater a 32-ounce drink to customers,” said Douglas Labar. “We want to present things [how] they were meant to be originally.” content of 12 percent in a 23.5-ounce can, these products contained almost five standard drinks and caffeine equal to at least three cups of coffee.” The Partnership at Drug Free. org reports that energy drinks have about three times the caffeine of cola. According to Interim Health Education Coordinator Karen Wanjico and, alcohol slows down normal body functioning. With alcohol poisoning, a person is not getting enough oxygen and cannot regulate body temperature. The person is at risk for choking because dulled nerves can lead to suppression of the normal gag reflex that would save a vomiting person from choking. Alcohol poisoning can cause permanent brain damage, coma and death. Diabetics can go into diabetic shock. These effects can sneak up on someone who is mixing alcohol with energy drinks because the person will not feel the dulling effects of the alcohol. The National College Health Assessment conducts a survey on student drinking every two years on campuses across the U.S. According to Interim Health Education Coordinator Karen Wanjico, its latest survey at Eastern was done spring 2012 on a group of more than 1,300 students. •88 percent did'nt do something that injured themselves while drinking •81 percent did not have unprotected sex •76 percent did not forget where they had been or what they had done •72 percent in the past 12 months, did not do something while drinking that they later regretted •72 percent have not driven after drinking •61 percent have had alcohol in the last 30 days •44 percent have four or fewer drinks when they party (about half reported five or fewer drinks) “Those are good numbers,” said Wanjico. “Eastern students generally practice good behavior. We just want to build the spacing and pacing part.”


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Brandon Kaufman, Jerry Ceja and Jimmy Pavel have been named to the initial NCAA Football Championship Subdivision All-American team for the 2012 season. Kaufman was slected to the first team, Ceja to the second team and Pavel to the third. Kaufman is fifth in the FCS in receiving yards per game with 115.5 and is ninth in the FCS in touchdowns with 10. Ceja is 11th in the FCS with 0.82 sacks per game. He has 34 total tackles this season, including 11 for loss. Pavel is 16 for 17 in field goal tries this season, making his .941 field goal percentage best in the FCS.

Photo by Evan Sykes The Eagles finished their regular season with a 9-2 overall record and 7-1 in the conference. They also posted a perfect 5-0 record at home.

Eagles earn Big Sky's playoff bid Baldwin

EWU football head coach Beau Baldwin was recognized as the Big Sky Conference's co-Coach of the Year. This is Baldwin's first coach of the year honor. Baldwin led the Eagles to a share of the Big Sky title and a 9-2 regular season record. Baldwin shares the honor with Cal Poly's head coach Tim Walsh, who also led his team to a 9-2 regular season record. Baldwin was also named as a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award, which is given to the top coach in the FCS by The Sports Network. Volleyball player Cora Kellerman and football player Will Post were recognized as Eastern's November Scholar-Athletes. Both are captains of their respective teams. This is Kellerman's second scholar-athlete award. She maintains a 3.79 GPA as an electrical engineering major. Post, a four-year Big Sky All-Academic team selection, has a 3.26 GPA in communications. Upcoming:

The Eastern football team will begin its quest for a second national title against Wagner in the second round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship. The game is on Dec. 1 with kickoff scheduled at 3 p.m. on Roos Field. The men's basketball team will host Cal State Fullerton in the Eagles' home opener on Nov. 30. The game starts at 6:05 p.m. at Reese Court. The women's basketball team will travel to Gonzaga on Dec. 4. The game starts at 6 p.m.

Eastern escapes from Portland State after a game-winning drive led by quarterback Padron By Peter Sowards

staff reporter

EWU quarterback Kyle Padron picked a pretty good day to have his most prolific performance as an Eagle. Despite an abysmal day running the football that saw the Eagles carry the ball 28 times for zero net yards, Padron was able to complete 26 of his 38 passing attempts for 381 yards and two touchdowns, leading his team to a 41-34 victory over the Portland State Vikings on Nov. 17 and a share of the Big Sky Championship. Also recognized as Big Sky champions are Montana State and Cal Poly. However, Eastern gained the Big Sky’s automatic bid

into the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs because of tiebreaker rules. “It feels great,” said head coach Beau Baldwin. “Big Sky Conference championships are hard to come by and I told our team that. Sometimes you forget how special it is to go out and win a Big Sky title because you are two years removed from a national title.” The Eagles finished the regular season with a 9-2 overall record and 7-1 in the conference. Baldwin started redshirt freshman Vernon Adams at quarterback for the ninth straight game but handed the reigns to Padron after the Eagles started the game with three fruitless possessions. Padron played every offensive snap for the rest

of the game and capped off his night by leading the Eagles on an eight-play, 94-yard scoring drive with 1:25 remaining. “Kyle [Padron] was a stud,” Eagles head coach Beau Baldwin said of the Southlake, Tex., native. “I knew there was a chance he could play a little more in this game based on certain things they were doing. It’s a unique situation being able to play guys based on a match-up. It worked out and he played really well. “We dialed up the right protections to give him time, and when all was said and done, we made enough plays to win,” Baldwin said. Padron rushed for two touchdowns, along with Eagles running back Demitrius Bronson who rushed for two touchdowns as

well. The lack of yardage on the ground was not anything new to the Eagles, who rushed for negative 1 yard in their 43-26 loss to Portland State a year ago. The Eagles’ inability to get on the scoreboard early resulted in a 13-0 deficit before the end of the first quarter, but EWU responded with two touchdown drives in the second quarter to give the Eagles a 1413 lead at the break. EWU received the second-half kickoff and was looking to build upon their one-point halftime lead, but proceeded to punt on their next three possessions. Meanwhile, the Vikings scored touchdowns on their first two drives of the second half and again took a double-digit lead, holding a 26-14 advantage

with 6:23 remaining in the third quarter. Baldwin noted that the Vikings played a tough game against the Eagles. “It was just tough,” said Baldwin. “I give Portland State a lot of credit. We know coming in they could score points, and their defensive front was good too. We tried to establish a running game, but it was a struggle. We just felt like there were some things we could do in the passing game, and we were able to do that.” The Eagles passing game of which Baldwin spoke was most effective when targeting the superproductive trio of Brandon Kaufman, Greg Herd and Nicholas Edwards, who came together for 20 receptions, 346 yards and two touchdowns.

Basketballers use height to their advantage By Kelly Manalo

staff writer

The height gap between the shortest and tallest player of the men’s and women’s basketball team is two feet. Freshman forward Frederik Jörg is the tallest man in EWU’s basketball history, standing at 7 feet 1 inch. Sophomore guard Kylie Huerta has a 5-foot-1-inch frame. As a forward, Jörg feels his height is advantageous for defense and easy rebounds since he is close to the basket. According to Jörg, he cannot always compete with teams that are smaller and quicker because he is not quick and flexible. Jörg claimed that sometimes he does not play because of his height. Last year, in Huerta’s rookie season, she had 43 points, 30 assists and 13 steals, according to her biography. Huerta mentioned being strategic because of her height. Huerta, as a shorter player, said she uses her height to be sneaky.“ When tall people bring it down, that’s when small people sneak it in,” said Huerta. “There’s definitely advantages and disadvantages [to being 5 feet 1 inch], but from my point of view I have a bigger advantage because that’s how I’ve always been playing,” said Huerta. “There are definitely disadvantages for being tall too. In basketball, sometimes people switch on people. I’m so much quicker than taller peo-

ple so it’s easier to get by them,” said Huerta. Huerta claims that she is at a disadvantage when a taller person is guarding her because it is harder to push someone bigger than her out. Talking about his height, Jörg said, “What I like is that there’s probably more advantages than disadvantages.” Huerta compensates for her size by being strong, claiming, “I’m able to push them out when they drive [down the court]”. Huerta said she does not let players go past her because she is quick and keeps her opponents in front of her. “I’m the player I am today because I’m smaller. I find ways to get my shots off,” said Huerta. “For me, I want to use my size better and get more athletic, faster, quicker,” said Jörg. When Jörg plays he claims he has a disadvantage in the foul court because of his height. “Always say I’m tall I gotta make it. When a foul is called they don’t send me too often to the free-throw line,” said Jörg. Jörg says he wants to get used to the American way of playing basketball and get more experience in the game. According to Jörg , Europe does not have college sports, just club teams. That’s why Jörg came to the states, for an opportunity to get a college education while playing basketball. Photo illustration by Easterner Graphics Jörg said he could not imagine his Jörg and Huerta utilize their height in different ways. life without basketball.

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Photo by Aaron Malmoe Photo by Aaron Malmoe Photo by Dylan Paulus Talley (left), Forte (center) and Bronson (right) have combined for 1,046 rushing yards. Forte leads the team with 448 yards. Bronson is second with 380 and Talley is fourth with 218.

Eagles utilize triple run threat

Bronson, Forte and Talley spearhead the Eagles ground game to supplement the potent passing attack By Josh Friesen

sports editor

While the Eagles’ passing game has certainly garnered plenty of attention, the running game is equally important to Eastern’s offensive attack. Eastern’s football team utilizes three primary tailbacks: junior Demitrius Bronson and freshmen Quincy Forte and Jordan Talley. Each running back brings his own style to the game. For first year running backs coach Kiel McDonald, having three unique runners allows the offense to keep the defense on their toes. “You think of Bronson; he’s a big, physical, downhill A-gap to A-gap runner. [When] you think of the lightning aspect, you think about Quincy,” McDonald said. “Jordan’s always been the balance between both.” Head coach Beau Baldwin agrees. According to Baldwin, each runner has their own technique. They each bring something special to the offense. “Bronson has the most lead and

he’s breaking that first tackle time after time,” Baldwin said. “I guess compared to the other running backs, they call me ‘the machine’ and whatnot,” Bronson said. “If there’s somebody in the hole, yeah I’m going to run them over.” “Then you bring in a guy like Quincy and he’s got a little bit more of that electricity and a little more ability to maybe make some of those plays in space,” Baldwin said. “My running style’s more fast paced. [I am] more getting in and out of cuts [and a] more elusive style of running,” Forte said. “It’s a true change up for a defense,” Baldwin said. “Then Jordan, … he’s probably the most steady and consistent. I remember last year as a freshman he had a couple 100 yard games against some really good opponents, and he would just do it in a workmanlike fashion.” While each player has different traits within their game, Baldwin is still able to insert any of the three into any play in the Eagle offense. “They all can run anything within our offense. So it’s not like I feel like with one guy I have to run

with this type of stuff or with another guy I have to run this type of stuff,” Baldwin said. “I mean, they all bring it.” Not only is each player able to run every play efficiently, but they are able to to be inserted into different situations. The coaches are comfortable enough with the runners that they are not limited by the position the offense is in. Whether it be first down or third down, a passing situation or a running situation, each back can be counted on. “They all have to do it all. They have to be physical. They have to make people miss. They have to block,” McDonald said. “So it’s not about a third down or a situational thing.” Not only is it advantageous to have three running backs of differing characteristics, it is important to have a fresh pair of legs in the backfield to carry the ball. “The advantage really is to be able to be fresh down the stretch. Not one guy is taking a heavy beating,” McDonald said. “At this point in the season, they’ve all had game reps but they’re all still fresh.”

A running back’s job is not just about carrying the football. Running backs have to be able to block during passing plays. They also have to be able to run sharp routes and catch the ball out of the backfield. Not only does this make for a versatile back, it helps the entire offensive unit run smoothly. “Everything is important. Whether I’m running the ball, whether I’m pass blocking, whether I’m going out on a route, it’s opening up something for somebody else on the team,” Bronson said. “Basically all aspects of the game is going 100 percent all the time.” Forte agreed. “You always want to be an allpurpose back. [You] block, run and [catch] out of the backfield,” Forte said. According to Forte, the acquisition of coach McDonald has made a big impact on every facet of the game, including pass-blocking. Our form is a lot better, rather than just going in there and doing your own thing,” Forte said. “Coach Mac has helped us with our form and really helped us get with those linebackers and [defensive] tackles and [defensive] ends.”

For the coaches, it is essential for an offense to have a good balance. The running game needs to be clicking in order for the passing game to be successful. Offensive coordinator Aaron Best knows how important it is to set up passing game by first establishing the run. “It was the mindset going into the year that coach Baldwin talked about being consistent with our balanced attack,” Best said. “Like anything, you run the ball effectively, it slows the pass rush down late in the game. Then when the play-action opportunities present themselves, then [the defense] is kind of caught off balance.” While Forte, Bronson and Talley have different ways to run the football, all three work to make each other better. “We always come out and compete. Every day off the field, we love each other like brothers,” Bronson said. “We’re like a little family. We all want each other to do well and we all want each other to succeed and I think we bring that to the field.”

Coach Hayford strives to build his legacy at Eastern

Eagle basketball continues to turn the corner By Amye Ellsworth

staff reporter

From the short-shorts wearing Hall of Fame team of 1945 to the young team of 2012, the legacy of Eagle basketball has started a new chapter. The chapter begins with head coach Jim Hayford, who is in his second year of coaching at EWU. Before coming to Eastern, Hayford coached for 10 years at Whitworth. During his 10 years, Hayford saw his team go on a 25-game winning streak, as well as win several Northwest Conference Titles. While Whitworth is a Division III school, EWU is a Division I. “I’m really captivated by the challenge of the Division I level,” Hayford said. Hayford arrived at EWU to head a team that was coming off of a 10-20 record for the 2010-11 season. During his first season as head coach, Eagle basketball experienced their most successful season in six years. The basketball team left the 2011-12 season with a 15-17 record and placed fourth in the Big Sky Conference. “[My goal is] a program our students, faculty and community [take] great pride in,” Hayford said. He is confident he can rebuild the basketball team. “It has been done before. It’s been done in football,” he said. “It’s not a hopeless challenge, but it hasn’t been done consistently.” The Eastern Hall of Fame boasts 17 individual basketball players as well as the 194546 and 1949-50 basketball teams. In comparison, the 1949-50 team completed the season with a 13-1 record and the 1945-46 team maintains a school record of 30 wins in a season. For the 1949-50 team, Dick Eicher averaged 15.1 points per game. He was inducted

Photo by Aaron Malmoe In his final year at Whitworth, Hayford led his team to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

into the Hall of Fame in 1998. Senior Collin Chiverton averaged 13.9 points per game last season and was the second leading scorer on the team. Besides Chiverton, Hayford is otherwise working with a very young team. The team has eight underclassmen, six freshmen and

two sophomores, on a team of sixteen players. The young team supports Hayford’s philosophy. “You have to stay optimistic and look ahead, not behind,” he said. Although it is only Hayford’s second year as head coach, he is still hoping to leave a leg-

acy behind when his coaching is done. “The first thing I want is that there’s men who say the best thing that’s happened to them was being a part of the Eastern basketball team,” he said. “I want people to say coach Hayford and his staff made us work hard and made us proud of our basketball team again.”


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Cycling club gets into gear By Cody Brockman

contributing writer

The cycling club, led by Drew Schlieder, is gaining traction as the new season begins. Cycling, as a sport, is growing in popularity, and with its growth the cycling club at EWU has begun its second year. Rick Scott, club adviser for cycling, said, “The club started last year and is picking up steam.” Wherever you go it is hard not to spot someone riding a bike, according to Scott. “Cycling is huge now,” he said. “It’s a growing sport and continues to get bigger.” “The club this year has 10 members and is growing in interest.” Schlieder said. “It’s fun getting out and being with buds.” The club is involved with the Northwest Collegiate Cycle Conference that covers the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. “There are about 20 universities that compete in the competitions,” Schlieder said. “We race against bigger schools like Oregon, [University of Washington] and [Washington State University].” The club, like any other, has a joining fee. “It costs $50 if you want to compete, but to just ride, it is free.” Schlieder said. “The members all have their own equipment and bikes too." The cycling team also has jerseys that can be purchased for a little over $100 from the club, according to Scott. The jerseys were designed by Schlieder. “I was looking for a retro look and wanted to keep the design simple,” he said. “The cycling club has some benefits as well that include far more than exercise,” Schlieder said. “You get to ride roads that you don’t always get to see.” Recently, former seventime Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong was stripped of his titles after beign accused of using performance enhancing drugs. Schlieder is not letting the allegations deter him from pursuing the sport that has garnered some negative attention. “It really wasn’t a big letdown because people already had their own opinion of Armstrong,” Schlieder said, “The sport of cycling will be fine, people have fun riding so they will continue.”

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Wagner’s ground attack is led by junior running back Dominique Williams. In 12 games this season for the Seahawks, Williams has rushed for 1,268 yards on 247 attempts—a 5.1 average—to go along with 12 rushing touchdowns. He is also a key contributor in the passing game, ranking third on the team with 23 receptions for 253 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Despite a less than stellar rushing attack, EWU’s offense has been carried yet again by its quarterbacks. Padron and Adams combined to throw for 3,292 yards and 24 touchdowns on the season while only tossing 10 interceptions. Padron averaged 211.1 passing yards per game and completed 57.8 percent of his passes while Adams averaged 158.6 yards per game and achieved a more respectable completion figure of 62.4 percent. Adams also provided spark to an otherwise underwhelming rushing attack, ranking third on the team with 308 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown.

Photo by Dylan Paulus The marching band has performed at half-time shows for the Seattle Seahawks. They have also performed for Canadian Football League teams.

Marching band preps for playoffs By Matt Ward

contributing writer

It may not seem like it, but the football team and the marching band might not be so different. Both groups put in many hours of work preparing to entertain the EWU faithful at Roos Field on game day. Director of Bands Patrick Winters and the marching band have been getting ready for the football season since well before the fall quarter began. “The planning starts back in the early part of the summer. The staff meets throughout the summer,” Winters said. “The band comes in a week before classes start for band camp. We rehearse three days a week, 90 minutes a time, Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Generally Fridays are in the stadium. Monday and Wednesday are here in our building. Then there’s also sectionals, smaller rehearsals of these small units, outside that. “ The band performed at all five Eagle home games and the Homecoming Parade this season. During the World Music Show at the halftime of the game against Cal Poly, the band played the popular song “Gangnam Style.” “We had everybody [on the field] dancing,” band member Bailey Noble said. “Then you look up in the audience and there’s people dancing.” Another highlight from this season came at halftime of the Sept. 29 home game against Montana, during the “Blues Brothers Show,” according to drum major Josh Lindberg.

Photo by Dylan Paulus The marching band was close to being cut in 2009, but was later saved.

“We got Swoop to come down to dance with us,” he said. “He was dressed up in the dark sunglasses, the skinny tie and everything.” As drum major, Lindberg acts as the connection between the directors and the band. He is also a leader in the band, both during performances and behind the scenes. “I’m the one who keeps the band together, so they’re all pinpoint,” he

said. “Their eyes look at me, and I show them where we’re at in the music. If a section needs to get louder, I’ll show that to them. If it needs to get quieter, I’ll show them that too. I’m that first person they go to if something is going wrong or they need help with something.” “We are going to do the best of,” Winters said. “We’ll probably go back and pull our favorites from these dif-

ferent shows for playoffs. We’re kind of in discussion about that right now.” During the 2010 season, the band had the opportunity to go to Frisco, Texas for the national championship game. This is something the band is hoping to to do again. “Even if we don’t make it that far, it’s being in the moment. This could potentially happen again, everybody in the band is so spirited and so in the moment, in the game,” Noble said. Another national championship game for the football team presents a great opportunity for the band as well. “We get to be there for the team, as well,” Lindberg said. “We’re playing the best we can, cheering as loud as we can to support them, but also keeping the integrity of the [EWU] music department, playing the best we can every time they showed us on the TV. The marching band is not all just work. They try and mix in some fun as well.” “There was tons of snow at the stadium. The rehearsal was at the stadium,” Noble said. “Before the rehearsal actually started, we had this giant snowball fight between the drum line and the band. It was crazy. We had the entire drum line running after Patrick Winters, the director of the marching band, throwing snowballs at him, him throwing snowballs at us. It was a really good way to start off the rehearsal.” Lindberg also has a message for the football team. “I think it’s so awesome that we’re all here, and that we’re supporting the football team. I just would want them to know that every long hour they’re practicing, we’re practicing to be right there with them too.”

Athletes recruited from all over the globe From Spokane to Germany, recruits flock to Eastern By Amye Ellsworth

staff reporter

Sophomore volleyball player Talia Fermantez could not wait to leave her home in Honolulu, Hawaii and move to Cheney. “I was really excited for the change. I couldn’t wait for the snow to come,” Fermantez said. She also said that the change in culture proved to be an advantage for her as well. “Back home, you’re in paradise so there’s no need to rush. It’s really relaxed and a different feeling,” said Fermantez. “Coming up here helped me to be more focused and goal driven.” For Fermantez the process of being recruited proved to be a slight challenge for her because of the geographical distance from her hometown to EWU. “I had to advertise myself so much because coaches couldn’t come down and watch me play,” said Fermantez. “I made my own highlights video.” Trying to promote herself to various coaches did not come easy for Fermantez, who said she tries to be modest about her accomplishments. “At first it was kind of difficult because I don’t like bragging about myself,” she said. However, once her friends started committing to schools, Fermantez overcame her apprehension. “I realized if I want to go somewhere I have to [make a video]. The pressure made me have to talk about myself.” Her efforts paid off, and Fermantez was approached by current Interim Head Coach Lisa

Westlake after a game. “That’s when I decided I’m going to Eastern,” said Fermantez. According to Fermantez, Eastern was one of the first schools to make her an offer to play for them. Because of this, Fermantez had already committed to EWU just before the start of her senior year. Her teammate, Shelby Puckett, committed even earlier to Eastern during her junior year of high school. Puckett, a current senior from Latah, Wash., had no trouble choosing EWU. “I think it just seemed right. I knew I wanted to stay close to home because I’m too close with my family to go too far away,” she said. Latah is roughly 30 miles southeast of Cheney. “A couple [other schools] talked to me, but I never seriously considered anything else or visited anywhere.” For Puckett, committing to EWU was as simple as receiving a letter in the mail and informing the coaches a couple of weeks later about her intentions. Choosing a college early had its advantages for Puckett. “I had a plan, and it definitely made things easier,” Puckett said. After deciding on EWU, Puckett made a trip to the campus and watched a couple of volleyball games. “I was wowed by the level of play. It got me excited.” Puckett made a distinction between the level of play in high school and that of college. “High school volleyball was a lot slower in comparison,” she said. “[It] was more friendships and the social scene, where [college] has more serious undertones.” Nevertheless, Fermantez and Puckett were prepared to make the transition from the high school to college level. “The programs I played with back home really helped me [to] be ready for [college level play],” Fermantez said. “My

high school team placed a lot of emphasis on conditioning.” While Fermantez may have been ready to play volleyball, she admits that the transition from Honolulu to Cheney was not always easy. “The disadvantage is that you do get homesick. It’s a culture shock,” she said. “And the sun and the beach, you do miss it.” Although he may not have sun or a beach in his hometown of Korschenbroich, Germany, freshman basketball player Frederik Jörg can relate to the feelings of homesickness. “It’s tough being far away from home,” Jörg said. With a nine hour time difference, Jörg also said that contacting his family can be difficult. “Skype is an option. It’s hard to find time for me and my family, but we find a way to work it out.” Originally, one of the reasons Jörg said he came to play at Eastern was because of the level of interest expressed in him by the coaches. Jörg also said that head coach Jim Hayford visited him and his family at their home in Germany. “Coach Hayford met with me and my parents, and we decided he was a good guy,” Jörg said. “It was important to my parents that they sent me with someone they could trust.” For Hayford, there are two elements to recruiting players. “The first key is you recruit where you have relationship,” he said. “The second principle is we’re not going to out-recruit Pac-12 schools.” By going to both Germany and Australia to recruit players, Hayford was able to experience less competition. Nevertheless, Hayford emphasized that it is also his goal to recruit players in the nearby areas. “We’re very committed to getting local players,” he said. According to the team roster, six of the 16 players were recruited from either Germany or Australia.

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The Easterner Volume 64, Issue 9 November 28th 2012  
The Easterner Volume 64, Issue 9 November 28th 2012  

The Easterner Volume 64, Issue 9