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Hummel Planetarium widens its reach with new technology UPGRADES INCLUDE A NEW PROJECTION SYSTEM AND ADDITIONAL SEATING By ZEYNAB DAY The Hummel Planetarium is moving into the digital age with new equipment that aims to take its shows beyond the stars. Officials with the Hummel Planetarium said Eastern’s landmark is now offering a variety of new shows for K-12 students. The new shows are a result of the Planetariums restructuring and renovations from

the last year. Six new digital projectors that simultaneously project on the planetarium’s overhead dome recently replaced the previous Spitz Space Voyager projection system said James Hughes, planetarium manager. He said the new projectors broadened the planetarium’s ability to add new content. To some, the planetarium is just catching up with the rest of the world, said James Mullins, assistant director of conferencing and events at Eastern. “If you do any research on planetariums across the world they are

really thinking beyond the stars,” Mullins said. “Some of the programs the facility is capable of doing now could entail biology or history.” Mullins said the Hummel Planetarium is looking to expand its range and offer a wide variety of shows in the future. He said the shows would still be science oriented but could include subjects other than astronomy. The National Geographic special Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure is one of a variety new shows ZEYNAB DAY/PROGRESS


The Hummel Planetarium replaced dated projectors with six new digital projectors that can be controlled by a much smaller system.







Campus has looked like a winter wonderland for the past few weeks because of chilly temperatures and persistent snow and ice. Recent weather has kept Eastern’s facilities services busy preparing sidewalks with gravel and limestone and roadways with rock salt to help ensure the safety of campus commuters.

Guidotti examines positive exposure on genetic disorders

Psychology department now offers in-house tutoring



During his professional fashion photograph career, Rick Guidotti filmed models from Revlon’s Cindy Crawford to other models that would appear on the cover of French magazines. Guidotti now runs Positive Exposure, a non-profit he created in 1998, which focuses on showing the humanity and beauty in all people, such as those with albinism. Since founding the non-profit, Guidotti said he has devoted more and more of his efforts into the project. So much so, in fact, that he left the fashion world behind six years ago. Guidotti spoke about his experiences Thursday night as part of the Chautauqua series. He talked about the first time he tried to get support from NOAH, the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation. “They said get lost,” Guidotti said. The organization was afraid of being exploited, Guidotti said.

The Department of Psychology introduced a new tutoring program that is offered in the Cammack Building for any student enrolled in a psychology course. “The ultimate goal is to create student success in these major classes,” said Cheryl Ramey, a lecturer in the Psychology department who serves as director of the Psychology Academic Support Services program. “We want excellent student outcome, [so they can] get the information they need and succeed.” Ramey said she saw a need for the tutoring, noting that some psychology courses were continually being dropped and retaken at rates higher than other classes. Still, there’s a difference between the PASS program and the EKU Gurus, another campus tutoring program as the PASS program is geared more toward psychology subjects,


Photographer Rick Guidotti said beauty can be found in all people.

“I was looking for one positive image of albinism and I found nothing,” Guidotti said, adding that they finally agreed to support his photography effort. When Guidotti began this type of photography, he said he found people were fairly receptive to it after a few minutes of


Ramey said. “Our students are specifically taught the issues students struggle with,” Ramey said. “Also our students are trained to teach. They must develop lesson plans, as if they were going to teach in a classroom setting.” The 13 tutors in this program are part of a senior practicum class working for course credit instead of a paycheck. Two of the tutors are EKU Gurus on loan that specializes in Psychology. Each tutor has excelled in their classes and has targeted areas in which he or she specializes, Ramey said. Any student who needs tutoring can stop by the tutoring lab in Cammack 220. Drop-ins are available Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments can also be scheduled Monday through Friday at various times by calling (859) 622-1105 or by emailing There is also an opportunity for off-campus students to re-


Former NY Governor marks African-American studies anniversary By KELLI STOKES



a few months old, he became partially blind following an infection that spread to his optic nerve. Despite his handicap, Paterson atFormer New York Governor David tended Columbia University and HofPaterson is set to speak at the Keene stra Law School, obtaining his law deJohnson Ballroom Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. as gree. part of a two-day celebration, marking “His personal struggle I think a lot the 10-year anniversary of Eastern’s of people can relate to—not just AfAfrican and African-American Studrican-Americans,” said Salome Nnoies program. romele, director of the African and Paterson was governor of New York African-American Studies program from 2008 to 2010 and was the state’s as well as professor in the English and Senate minority leader in 2003. GOV. DAVID Theater department. Along with being the fi rst AfricanPATERSON Nnoromele said Paterson was choAmerican governor of New York, he sen to speak at the ceremony because is only the second governor of any state who is legally blind. When he was only of his availability and his previous success in

government. According to Nnoromele, Paterson now travels the world to promote social justice and acceptance. “He has not retired by any means,” Nnoromele said, adding that even though he is not a part of the New York government anymore, Paterson is still using his skills to make a difference. Nnoromele said she hopes Paterson’s speech, African-Americans and Politics in the 21st Century, will help attendees gain a better understanding of history and an appreciation of African-Americans becoming involved in politics. Along with Paterson’s speech Feb. 17, there will also be a dinner and a performance by sax-



The Eastern Progress, Thursday, February 13, 2014 water bong they used to smoke it. The oďŹƒcer cited Phillis for possession of drug paraphernalia.


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Feb. 2  A resident in Clay Hall contacted Eastern Police after he found his PlayStation 3 controller and his roommate’s bed comforter missing. The resident later contacted Eastern Police saying one of his football teammates played a prank on him by taking the items. The property was returned with no damage.

Feb. 4  Eastern Police responded to Model Lab School at 8:38 a.m. after a smoke detector activated inside a hallway. Police checked some of the classrooms and called for the Richmond Fire Department to respond and do a thorough inspection of the area and could not ďŹ nd a cause for the alarm.  Eastern Police responded to Combs Hall at 8:31 p.m. after someone reported the smell of marijuana on the 3rd oor. The ofďŹ cer went to the room and spoke with the resident, Bryan Phillis, 19, from Covington, Ohio, who said all the marijuana had been smoked. He showed the oďŹƒcer the

 An Eastern Police oďŹƒcer responded to the 2nd oor of Martin Hall after a smoke detector inside a resident’s room was activated. Upon arrival, the oďŹƒcer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the room. The oďŹƒcer spoke with Derrick Weaver, 19, from Nicholasville, before entering and when Weaver opened the door, the oďŹƒcer said Weaver smelled like marijuana. Weaver then told the oďŹƒcer he had been smoking marijuana and gave what he had left to the oďŹƒcer. Weaver was cited for possession of marijuana.

onto Lancaster Avenue. Because of the high rate of speed, the ofďŹ cer wasn’t able to make a traďŹƒc stop until the vehicle was in front of Todd Hall. The oďŹƒcer spoke with the driver, Kyle Gallant, 19, from Winchester. The oďŹƒcer had Gallant step out of the vehicle to perform ďŹ eld sobriety tests. Gallant failed the sobriety tests and was cited for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and for disregarding a traďŹƒc control device. The passenger, Myles Barton, 18, from Winchester, told the oďŹƒcer he had a couple of beers. Barton failed the sobriety tests and was cited for alcohol intoxication in a public place. Gallant and Barton were taken to the Madison County Detention Center.

CAMPUS BRIEFS College GameDay Bus to visit Eastern Eastern will be the host of a visit by ESPN’s College GameDay Bus from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Alumni Coliseum Lot. The bus will have T-shirts, food and free prizes. The interior of the bus will also be open for tours during the scheduled time allowing people to see the many amenities, including a kitchen, plush sofas and seven HDTVs. The next stop for the bus will be right up the road in neighboring Lexington on Saturday, Feb. 15 for the Florida vs. Kentucky game where the College GameDay show will be broadcast live.

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Feb. 7  Eastern Police responded to the Alumni Coliseum lot after a motorist needed assistance. Dispatch checked the vehicle’s registration number and found the owner, Elijah Hayden, 30, from Lexington, had a bench warrant for failure to appear in Fayette County District Court.

Feb. 8  Eastern Police pursued a silver Toyota Tacoma that ran a red light on the Eastern Bypass and continued at a high rate of speed

 A student contacted Eastern Police at 7:26 p.m. to report a pedestrian sign on Park Drive was damaged.  Eastern Police responded to the Alumni Coliseum lot at 9:21 after dispatch received a call about the parking regulations sign being removed from the poles that it was secured to.

Adventure Program group camps in the Smoky Mountains

Feb. 10  Eastern Police responded to Dupree Hall at 8:32 p.m. after a student reported a window was broken on the 7th oor.

ing excursion group into the Smoky Mountain National Park Feb. 21-23. The park, established in 1934, is comprised of endless forest along the border between the states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The trip is $70 and there is a pre-trip meeting at 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Fitness and Wellness Center.

Chautauqua seeks speaker suggestions for 2014-2015 series Eastern’s Chautauqua lecture series is looking for speaker suggestions for the 2014-15 series. The theme of the series for the next academic year is Strategizing. The Chautauqua series released in a statement that an ideal speaker is qualified to shed light on the theme and is also great at public speaking. All suggestions are asked to be sent to Minh Nguyen, director of the Chautauqua lecture series at

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TUTORING CONTINUED FROM A1 ceive tutoring as the department has created an e-campus where PASS tutoring is also offered. It is has a virtual classroom, resources for all courses and a discussion board feature, Ramey said. More information about on-campus tutoring and the e-campus can be found by going to www.psychology. and by following their Twitter page @ekupass.

LECTURE CONTINUED FROM A1 speaking to them. “Mothers were saying, ‘Stop talking and photographing my baby,’” Guidotti said. “Change how you see. See how you change,” Guidotti said, returning to a theme he noted several times during the lecture. Guidotti told the audience that one out of 20,000 people in the world has albinism, but in some regions the ratio is closer to one out of 125 people. In many of these regions with higher totals of albinism, Guidotti said he helped form the area’s first albinism societies, such as in the country of Malaysia. When Guidotti talked about Tanzania and some of the things that are still practiced there today, much of the audience was left silent. “Witch doctors are saying ‘Bring me the bones of an albino and I’ll make you rich,’” Guidotti said. He noted that statistics show that some 200 albino children had been murdered in Tanzania over the past five years.

“Witch doctors are saying ‘Bring me the bones of an albino and I’ll make you rich.’” Rick Guidotti Fashion photographer and founder of Positive Exposure

Earlier in the day, he told a smaller discussion group that his five year plan with Positive Exposure included adding an institute in New York City with exhibits and galleries to cultivate conversations about beauty and one’s experiences. Positive Exposure doesn’t have a lot of money, but they are rich in human resources, Guidotti said. “If I waited for funds, I’d still be waiting,” Guidotti said. About two years ago, he said he submitted proposals for 21 grants and received 23 rejections. Since then, he added staff to Positive Exposure who he said had a better knack for writing grant proposals. He said there’s a formula followed at Positive Exposure: self-acceptance equals self-esteem which equals self-advocacy. Through the efforts of Guidotti and the team at Positive Exposure, a documentary titled On Beauty will be released later this year. “No matter what challenges they have, they are first and foremost people,” Guidotti said. The next Chautauqua lecture, The Body Poetic: The Beauty of Conjoined Twins Millie-Christine McKoy will feature Linda Frost, founding dean of the Honors College at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and Tyehimba Jess, assistant professor of English at the College of Staten Island. It will take place at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20 in O’Donnell Hall, Whitlock Building.


The Hummel Planetarium recently replaced its dated projectors with an updated digital system that includes six new projectors. The equipment from the planetarium’s 1988 opening is now part of a nostalgic display visitors can see when leaving the show.

HUMMEL CONTINUED FROM A1 currently offered for K-12 and college visits. “Sea monsters is really cool to see on the big dome,” Mullins said. Other programs include: Sesame Street program One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure; Perfect Little Planet a special about Earth’s solar system; Dark, which explores the origin of the universe and concepts about dark matter; and Life: A Cosmic Story, about the processes of life on earth. Planetarium officials purchased the current shows from a vendor that offers a wide variety of shows supported by the new projection system, Hughes said. There is currently no charge for internal departments who would like to schedule classrooms to view shows, Hughes said. Various on-campus departments, such as parks and recreation, utilize the Planetarium for class tours to see how things are ran behind the scenes, Hughes said. He said they are hoping to encourage more departments to visit the Planetarium facilities for various learning opportunities that reach beyond attending shows.

GOVERNOR CONTINUED FROM A1 ophonist Ron Jones and his jazz ensemble from Louisville. The celebration will continue all day Feb. 18 in the Keene Johnson Building with a conference where eight guest speakers will discuss African and African-American involvement in their own fields of study. The conference begins at 9 a.m. with presentations by Melvin Coffee, assistant professor of Journalism at University of Kentucky, and Abdoule Saine from the department of Political Science at Miami University in Ohio. In addition, Ralph Hogges, a retired professor from Nova Southeastern University, will give a speech at 11:15 a.m., honoring the life accomplishments of Nelson Mandela, the recently deceased former president of South Africa. Some of Eastern’s own faculty members will contribute to the conference such as Michael Randolph of the Communications Department, Norman Powell from the Department of Educational Leadership, Carolyn Dupont from the Department of History, and Sheila Pressley from the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. Nnoromele said the conference is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. She said anyone is welcome to come to the dinner

The Planetarium will have more than 30 new seats to be installed by the end of February and officials said they are working to get the facility ready to reopen for public shows. The new seats will be placed in the center of the auditorium where the large projector, the sky ball, and other equipment sat previously, Hughes said. The old projection system, referred to as the star ball, is on display in the exit area at the Planetarium. The ball measure more than a meter in circumference and has and can project more than 10,164 stars, according to the Hummel Planetarium website. “It’s really cool, It kind-of looks like the Death Star[Star Wars],” said Mullins. The display also includes telescopes and models, which were used at the Planetarium in the past. Although it is a goal of the Planetarium official to reopen for public shows Mullins said there is no specific date set. He said they are also encouraging groups visiting the conference center to utilize the Planetarium for conferences and events as the new projector system and audio systems can be used for a multitude of different media. Prices and reservation information ZEYNAB DAY/PROGRESS for schools shows can be found on the The Sky Ball measures a meter in diameter and could project more than 10,000 stars.

with Paterson on Feb. 17 as well, but reservations must be made with the African and African-American Studies program beforehand. For

more information about the event, email Nnoromele at or call 859-6228676.


Monday, February 17 Reception 5:00 p.m. − Walnut Hall Anniversary Dinner 6:00 p.m. − Keen Johnson Ballroom Keynote Address Governor David Paterson

Tuesday, February 18 One-Day Conference: Keen Johnson Building Celebrating our Past and Embracing our Future Session I Anniversary Lunch Session II Session III Session IV

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Eastern, Richmond are an inseparable pair Richmond city officials seem to finally understand fact: Students are here to stay. Last week members of the Student Government Association, President Michael Benson and Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes invited the student body to attend an open forum allowing students the chance to weigh in with suggestions on the future of downtown Richmond. Campus hasn’t seen an effort this extensive since 2007 with the construction of the Colonel Path, a walk path connecting Eastern’s campus to Main Street. The mayor’s presence appears to be a symbol of change for the university and its relationship with the surrounding community of Richmond. In the past, the university has seemed to be in its own bubble with no relationship to the surrounding city. Students (rightfully) earned a bad reputation with the city, linked closely to its 1987 ranking in Playboy as one of the top party schools in the country and subsequent years of late night romps with little regard for the permanent residents. It’s understandable why the town kept the university at arms length. The new connection between Eastern and Richmond could be beneficial for everyone. At the open forum, students were asked to share what they liked and disliked about downtown. Some of the highlights of what students said they liked were establishments such as Purdy’s and Cosmic Oasis and the extensive options for nightlife.

Some of the things students said they didn’t like were the absence of any green spaces such as parks. The students stated the overall appearance of downtown was dirty and didn’t have enough colonel pride. Students also said they wanted more retail and restaurant options. Places like Purdy’s and Cosmic Oasis are great examples of how organic, locally owned businesses create the perfect ambience for a college town. Purdy’s live music nights offer a place to gather off campus and Cosmic Oasis fosters a gaming community where people can hang out late into the night. Homegrown places like these are what we need more of downtown. They fulfi ll a niche, catering to specific interests that many college students share—and they’re often the only place around for miles that does it. This often insulates those businesses from economic downturns, guaranteeing a loyal customer base. Not every idea will work, but starting off with a business model tailored to college students with that demographic in mind will at least start building the bridge between the campus and the city. Sure Richmond could use some sprucing up. If more restaurants and retailers came along the quality of downtown would inherently improve. The town does need more vibrancy and green spaces would help, but if the town is really going to attract students, there must be things for them to do during the day and for night-


Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes opened the lines of communication between Richmond and Eastern to help shape the future of Richmond in an open forum Feb. 4.

life as well. During the open forum students also were tasked to give suggestions of specific things they would like to see downtown. Among those things listed: an ice cream shop, hookah bar, dance venue, grocery market and student art gallery. All of these are decent ideas, but some those types of businesses have come and gone in Richmond. Regardless of the situation, no good

idea will succeed without student support. The open forum was a step in the right direction for a beneficial relationship for Eastern and the community as a whole. As one of the largest employers in the city, a good relationship is crucial. And with the opportunities for local businesses to start up and grow with the support of students, we’re excited to see what the future holds for downtown.

Popular app’s murky end leaves players guessing at true motives Daniel Klapheke Contributing Columnist

The smartphone app Flappy Bird, created by Vietnamese game maker Dong Nguyen, has become a household name in what seems like mere weeks. The concept is incredibly simple: you direct a small bird through a never-ending obstacle course of pipes in hopes of beating your previous high score. There is no goal or end, just an incredibly addicting repetition of failure. The genius of Nguyen’s game is there is

no way to win. In every console game such as Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed there is a successful ending, or at least a way to improve your character. In Flappy Bird, there is only failure. You try to keep the bird flying for as long as possible, but it is inevitable–the bird will eventually crash into a pipe, ending the game. Not only is there no way to win, but there is nothing you can do to make your bird fly better. Upgrades do not exist in the game, it is just the same bird every time. This guarantee of failure is what pushes players to start the game over and over again. The human mind can not accept there is no way around defeat, so players keep trying to disprove this fact. One person tells a friend about the frustration behind the game, then that friend attempts to disprove the first friend. This

repeated until the point Flappy Bird was one of the most popular games for smartphones. Companies quickly picked up on the trend, as the free app made approximately $50,000 a day on advertising revenue alone. Despite all of Flappy Bird’s success, however, Nguyen has already taken the game off of digital store shelves. The announcement was made in a tweet on Feb. 8, reading, “I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore.” It is unclear what his motive was, but it is certainly possible that he was being harassed by the media and couldn’t handle the stress of mass popularity. Nguyen has clarified that it is not due to legal issues and that he will still make games. Taking down the game may seem like a

ploy to scare anyone who did not have the game into immediately downloading it before it disappeared, but that does not seem to be the case. The creator’s reluctance to claim fame or to provide any comments on the issue displays a true concern for something other than his wealth. Whether he was concerned about the mental health of players or feared becoming the “notorious creator of Flappy Bird”, Nguyen’s motive for pulling the game is more personal than the public understands. Without a doubt, other games companies will copy this “certain doom” model. It has become too popular not to duplicate, just as “Candy Crush” and “Clash of the Clans” have been reimagined in countless games. Flappy Bird will certainly not be forgotten, but instead reborn.

Late night TV host’s comedic legacy will live on past retirement Jacob Blair News Editor

The end of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno means late-night TV will never be the same. I’m glad for Jimmy Fallon and that he’ll have the opportunity to prove himself, but for me an era has ended. I spent many nights in high school and college watching Leno at 11:35 p.m. He always had a funny take on things in the news. It was on Leno’s show where I heard the first, “you know the economy’s bad…” joke during the 2008 recession.

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As a journalist in the making, I was always a fan of the headlines segment and would watch every Monday night as he made fun of actual news clips submitted from community newspapers. If I recall correctly, late-night comedy rival David Letterman, tried his hand at a similar segment but his were nowhere near as funny. With that said, I’m thankful that some of the headlines I’ve written haven’t wound up in the segment. After 22 years on the air, I won’t be able to watch another new Headlines segment from Jay Leno. The 63-year old Leno retired from The Tonight Show Thursday night.. Leno inherited the show from his predecessor Johnny Carson in 1992, around the same time students my age were either very young or hadn’t been born. I grew up with Leno. I may not be as old,


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wise or as into classic cars as he is, but I know for a fact a legend has left the televised stage for good. He is a blue-collar guy who knew how to make people laugh. When I was probably 3 or 4 years old, I remember watching him on TV when he came out from backstage to shake the hands of everybody in the front row. I remember watching him when I was a teenager on Friday nights. My enjoyment of his comedy routine led to me watching him almost every night, even when I came to Eastern my freshman year. I would still have his monologue on and the television volume turned down so my roommate could sleep. I don’t see how I resisted laughing loud enough to wake up the entire floor. Even when other shows like Saturday Night Live were constantly changing their cast, I could always count on Leno every

weeknight–unless he was on vacation or preempted by a special event such as the Olympics or Wimbledon. Say what you will about Conan O’Brien, Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson or Jimmy Fallon, but Leno was one of, if not the best. He raised the bar for all the younger guys who are beginning to take over the primetime slots in late night television. In a tearful but humble goodbye Thursday night, Leno referred to his 2009 departure from the 11:35 p.m. timeslot. When asked why he didn’t move to another network like ABC or FOX, he simply said, “I didn’t know anybody there.” He struck emotion with all of his viewers, because I know that after years of performing comedy, if I was him, I wouldn’t have wanted to leave so soon either.

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Looming graduation means growing up fast, facing fears Maya Johnson Contributing Columnist

Graduation: The big moment almost every college student looks forward to. When freshmen go off to college, they fantasize about graduating and going into the career they’ve always wanted. But with all the classes we take and all the work we do, our college career comes to an end before we know it. One minute I’m a freshman; the next I’m in my second-to-last semester and am doing what I can to reach graduation. It is so close that the thought of it is sort of scary to me. Lately, I’ve noticed I haven’t done a lot of my favorite activities I usually do. My video gaming has reduced, I don’t draw

as often as I used to and my fan fictions are collecting dust on my flash drive. But the last part is because I have been putting time to my original stories I want to publish. Even so, graduation has made me think about my future plans. I’ve always told myself that after college I’d work at a magazine or newspaper while working on my novels. But during winter break, I got the idea to try getting a position at a publishing company. It is closer to the profession I want to be in and I could get some experience in how publishing works. I could also read and edit the works of other authors and learn what elements I need to include in my own work in order for them to become best-sellers. My cousin and parents have been lecturing me on preparing my resume and finding places to intern for the summer. I have been looking for both newspaper companies and publishing companies, but still the realization that I am about to close a major chapter in my life

is frightening. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. A lot of things are weighing on my shoulders as each day leads me closer to my degree. What do I do now? What am I going to do after this is over? How will I handle life on my own? As kids, we couldn’t wait to grow up because we would be able to do whatever we wanted without our parents interfering in our lives. At the same time, we didn’t want to grow up because all we had to do as kids was enjoy life while our family members took care of us and give us anything we asked for. Unfortunately, I still have that child mentality in my head. I love being independent, but I feel I am a little too dependent on my parents. I’ve always expected things to be handed to me. Take for instance the first time I applied for a job, I waited for them to call me back. But I learned that I had to call the job to show that I am set on getting

the job and am dedicated. I never forgot this lesson. The phrase “time fl ies when you’re having fun,” is especially true when you’re in college. Hanging out with friends, joining clubs and doing large amounts of work makes time go by with the blink of an eye. However, that is the purpose of college if you look at the big picture. It prepares you for the real world, using different methods to shift your thoughts and get you thinking about your plans after graduation. The fear of stepping into the real world is a fear that lives in most college students, but we can’t escape it. We can’t stay kids forever. We have to follow our dreams and make something of ourselves. I am terrified of facing graduation, but I’m also excited about it because I’ll be able to fulfill my dream of telling new stories to the world and introduce unique perspectives to readers everywhere. My fear will drive me and I will turn it into success and victory!

Campus Sound Off What additions or changes would you like to see in Richmond?

“I would like to see a park or a running trail.”

“I like downtown Richmond, it has homey feel to it.”

Rami Baldwin Hometown: Vine Grove Major: Environmental health sciences Year: Junior

Tiffany Murray Hometown: Columbus, Ohio Major: Nursing Year: Sophomore

“I would like to see classier bars. ”

“I would like to see more restaurants like a steakhouse and clothing bouques.”

Micah Gregory Hometown: Lynchburg, Va. Major: Geology Year: Freshman

“I would like to see more student friendly coffee shops or an place with live music. ” Taana Parrish Hometown: Hopkinsville Major: Public relaons Year: Senior

“Beer parking, because there are all of those stores and you have no place to park your car.” Josh Moberly Hometown: Richmond Major: Creave wring Year: Junior

Sarah Bryant Hometown: Shelbyville Major: Special educaon Year: Sophomore

“It feels a lile cramped I would like more open space and open.” Jessica Hart Hometown: Dayton, Ohio Major: Forensic science Year: Freshman

“Maybe the addion of a chocolate store.” Andrew Heilman Hometown: Campbellsburg Major: Elementary educaon Year: Freshman


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Ice storm leads to increase in accidents and emergency calls By JACOB BLAIR

number of motorist assist calls for things such as jumpstarts and for personal injuries, stemming With all of the ice and snow from falls on the ice, Mullins said. Even though accident response on campus, campus officials have been working double time in at- times have grown longer owing to the road conditions, campus tempts to fight the weather. The icy weather also has crews have done a good job keepprompted more service calls ing parking lots and sidewalks to EKU Police, officials said. clear, Mullins said. David Williams, director of FaThroughout the month of January, some 39-vehicle accidents cilities Services, said despite the were reported on campus alone, snowfall over the past few weeks, most of which listed weather con- the university hasn’t depleted all ditions as part of the reason for its bad-weather resources. Facilithe accident, said Police Chief ties received a 50-ton delivery of rock salt this past week, which is Brian Mullins. When snow started falling on used across Eastern’s more than a campus midday Wednesday, Feb. dozen miles of campus roadways. Services also 5, police rehas 18 tons of sponded to sevcalcium chloen traffic acciride, a de-icing dents that day agent, which alone, Lt. Brancan be used don Collins for campus’ said. eight miles D e s p i t e of sidewalks, classes beWilliams said. ing cancelled “I’m not or delayed, poLt. Brandon Collins prepared to lice still mainEKU Campus Police say we have tain their norall we’ll ever mal presence on need this campus, Collins said. “If the weather’s bad, that’s year,” Williams said, adding that more reason to have our entire if conditions are similar to previous years, the resources will be staff,” Collins said. Even on weekdays, when tem- enough to make it through the peratures drop to the single dig- rest of the winter season. Whether the weather is favorits, officers still direct the traffic that comes with Model Lab able or not for driving to campus, Collins said it’s more important School, Mullins said. “Our guys are in the middle of to drive safely in winter weather. “When there’s bad weather, Lancaster Avenue directing traffic when the weather’s bad,” Mul- people have to slow down and leave early,” Collins said. “Make lins said. Over the past month, Col- sure to leave plenty of spacing belins said police have had to patrol tween vehicles.” However, if conditions get too campus using a four-wheel drive truck because their normal patrol bad, that’s more reason to stay cars would have had difficulty in home. “If you don’t have to come out, the ice. There’s also been a jump in the don’t,” Mullins said.

“When there’s bad weather, people have to slow down and leave early.”

The ice storm on Tuesday, Feb. 4 led to clean-up following downed branches and automobile collisions caused by rapid ice accumulation and slick roadways. Trees around campus broke under the weight of the ice and fallen branches could be seen in various locations including the Ravine. There was a campus-wide two hour delay issued for the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 5 aimed at giving crews a head-start with the cleanup and preparation for commuters.


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Grammy winner to perform on campus By WYATT MADDEN


Athletes get down for a good cause By KALEIGH UNDERWOOD & KASEY TYRING The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee sponsored Jock N’ Roll, an all athlete talent show on Feb. 5. The competition took place in Brock auditorium. The event raised money to send four Eastern veterans to the OVC basketball tournament in March as a part of the OVC Hoops For Heroes project. Eight teams participated in the event: the soccer team, men’s cross country, volleyball, baseball, women’s golf, tennis, football and the softball team. Acts included dance routines and comedy skits. The teams performed in front of three judgesPresident Michael Benson, Jon-Michael Davis the head strength and conditioning coach, and East-


It’s not everyday students get to watch a Grammy Award-winning musician perform on Eastern’s campus, but this Sunday, students have the chance to do just that. William Kanengiser, one of the nation’s most celebrated classical guitarists, is coming to Eastern to teach a class and give a performance Sunday, Feb. 16, at O’Donnell Theater at 7 p.m. Kanengiser is a founding member and leader of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, a four-man group that is internationally recognized for playing many different genres of music ranging from bluegrass to classical. Kanengiser has toured North America, Europe and Asia extensively, performing and educating along the way. He was a featuring performer for the movie Crossroads, which gave a jump start to his career. “That was initially how he got his claim to fame,” said Dennis Davis, director of Guitar Studies at Eastern. “He also has two guitar instructional videos that are very popular and we have them here at the library actually.” Kanengiser is no stranger to Eastern. Nearly nine years ago was Kanengeiser’s first performance here. “I’ve known Will for around 25 years and he came to Eastern for the first time in 2005,” Davis said. “He was a huge success, the students and the audience loved him.” While this is Kanengiser’s second performance at Eastern, this isn’t his second showing in Kentucky. “I first met him when I was the president of the Guitar Society of Lexington-Central Kentucky,” Davis said. “He actually came and performed in Lexington four times while I was in office at that organization.” Guitar students will get the chance to


practice with the guitarist. Kanengiser teaches master classes at colleges around the counrty and Eastern is one of them. “Mr. Kanengiser is going to teach a master class in Brock Auditorium Monday, 9:3011:30 a.m.,” Davis said. “He’s going to teach guitar majors. It’s free and open to the public so anyone can come to watch.” Sunday’s show will be $10 at the door for students, and $20 for non-students. Tickets will be sold through out the week in the music office in the Foster Building. Early student tickets and senior citizens are $7 and $15 for non-students.

Grad publishes novel to help girls’ self-esteem

Lego Movie uses star power, fun plot to build must-see film



Eastern graduate Angela Burkhead remembers when she was a “pleasantly plump” teenager, and the days she felt self-conscious due to a little excess weight. But rather than putting the past behind her, Burkhead is opting to relive that chapter in her life only this time hoping it could help other girls treading in similar waters. Burkhead, who graduated from Eastern in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts with an emphasis on Photography recently wrote and published her first novel, Sticks and Stones and the Garden of Phea, which shares a story of two young girls who are easy targets for bullies at school. The young adult novel tells the story of Emily Fickeltin who runs away from her problems at school, namely being bullied for her weight and being disliked by her classmates. In her attempt to escape her pain Emily is led to a magical garden where she meets Phea, who is very similar to herself. They battle their demons together but at times it seams they will never find happiness. “Will they ever discover peace and acceptance? These two lost and disheartened souls must find who they are before they are both lost forever,” according to a summary on The story is focuses on young girls in hopes of helping them become more confident in themselves and happy with who they are said Burkhead. The book covers common issues such as bullying, body image, and healthy eating habits. Although this book is directed at younger audiences, Burkhead said she thinks it would be of use to multiple programs at Eastern, especially the education program. “I hope that by providing Sticks n’ Stones and the Garden of Phea as a resource in EKU’s library, college students studying fields such as education or psychology could read the book to determine whether they feel they would suggest the story as reading material for children having trouble in school settings,” said Burkhead. “Teachers have such a great opportunity to help a child with the simple suggestion of an uplifting and empowering book.” Burkhead said she wrote her book based off her own experiences as a overweight adolescent. “I was inspired to write about Emily after going through my old photographs of my childhood,” said Burkhead, “I was ‘pleasantly plump’ as my mother liked to call me during middle school, but during those years I hit a growth spurt and by high school I had thinned out enough to where, looking back now, I looked great. All through middle school and high school I was self-conscious and felt I was unattractive because of a little extra weight and now I know I had nothing to be worried

It’s a rare sight to see the stars align for a fi lm, and what better movie to represent this allegory then animated comedy, The Lego Movie. Released on Feb. 7, The Lego Movie is a computer-animated adventure comedy based on the Lego construction toys and other products the Lego Company produces. From the trailers and initial speculation, The Lego Movie seemed like a hodgepodge of references and nostalgia with a little star power thrown in for extra measure. The Lego Movie actually houses a cleverly written and engaging world built with enough fervor and heart to rival any Pixar classic. The fi lm tells a familiar yet new story about an average construction worker, Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt), who lives his life following instructions and never dose anything outside the lines. Jump back eight and a half years earlier, Lord Business (Will Ferrel) an evil dictator steals a weapon called the “Kragle” and wants to use its power to make the Lego world perfect by his personal instructions. Emmet learns he is part of a prophecy foretold by Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), a wise man who sees a chosen one called, “The Special,” as the one who will use The Piece of Resistance, an ancient artifact, that will destroy the Kragle and defeat Lord Business. The plot seems simple enough but looks can be very deceiving. The first surprise of the film would be its cast and its refreshing lack of celebrities. Sure there is Liam Neeson, Ferrel and Freeman but the main cast consists of TV actors such as Pratt and Will Arnett as Batman. What’s great about the fi lm is The Lego Movie uses the actors to their full comedic potential and several scenes will leave you chuckling. The hour and 40 minute fi lm ggoes byy q quick with a frenetic pace that hat seems to fit the movie perfectly as the beautiful faux stopmotion animation is incredibly fun to watch. But nothing is perfect and the fi lm does have flaws such as the slow moments that at seem out of place during ng the overall faced-paced ed film. The sound design gn seems a bit muffled and it’s not clear whether this was intentional. Regardless of personal sonal taste or the want for something that “seems” original ginal The Lego Movie is a must watch for anyone looking for a fresh idea or a movie that stays 100% true to its name. ame.

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about.” Burkhead said she hopes to make girls feel beautiful and confident in their skin. She also tries to emphasize the importance of being kind to one another. “I hope my book will bring readers to focus on their positive aspects rather than the negatives they have been told,” Burkhead said. “I hope they take the time to learn who they are and what makes them special and realize they are unique and wonderful. We shouldn’t let others label us and I believe when you are confident and happy with yourself you can be the one to tell the world who you are.” Burkhead said she is offering many ways to receive a signed copy of her book via a contest on, Facebook and Twitter. All you have to do is follow her on the appropriate channels and enter. The contest ends Feb. 28. A free download is available on Kindle.


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Throwbacks to threesomes: the best and worst superbowl ads By MICHAEL EMERSON

makes the Toyota team successful for this super bowl season.

Interracial Cheerios

Top 5 Best Super Bowl Commercials The 80s want their store Back Want to see nostalgia done right? Well look no further. The Radio Shack commercial’s references to days past will ironically make them more relevant in the new decade. The commercial features Hulk Hogan and Sargent Slaughter carrying shelves of giant stereos and VCR equipment, and California Raisins and Chucky the doll ripping the store apart. After the store is stripped bare, the 80s characters drive off with the electronics in a Delorian driven by the Doc and Alf. The commercial catches our attention and highlights the fact that the Radio Shack stores have been remodeled and are better than ever.

A nice follow up to the Cheerios commercial that featured an interracial couple and their daughter, which sparked some controversy among the YouTube community. Kudos to Cheerios for sticking with their guns and using the same family showing that, yes all kinds of people eat their cereal. The ad seems like a well-placed middle finger to the hate fi lled populace that were offended by their original commercial. Cheerios stands its ground on one of the biggest events in the world and says “Our cereal is for everyone, deal with it. “

and his truck” saying and added “ and a very eligible bachelor” talking about the bull he just bought for his cattle. Other than being incredibly uncomfortable, the commercial’s message is to be “Manly” you have to have a “Manly” truck is drowned out by the want to change the channel for fear of scarring the children in the room.

Turbo Tax Prom Date The commercial begins in the typical “Are you tired of X” cliché narration and starts to bring up a relatively prominent conundrum actually related to spectator sports. Why watch the Super Bowl if your team isn’t playing? It would have been good to stay on the subject but the commercial awkwardly gives an example of how the girl you like, who is supposed to be the Super Bowl in this allegory, is with another guy at the Prom. Besides the apparent sexism, what makes this commercial bad is that it’s supposed to advertise TurboTax, and we’re all left wondering what in God’s name did any of that have to do with taxes?

Butterfinger Threesome


Remember the Simpson’s Butterfinger commercials that were kind of funny and actually made you want the unfortunately named candy bar? Well now you get a marriage counseling joke and the punch line is for the couple of chocolate and peanut butter to have a ménage a trois with this crazy guy called Butterfinger to spice up their marriage. I agree adding peanut butter and chocolate to anything makes it better but this commercial proves sex doesn’t sell everything.

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Coca-Cola’s America The commercial sparked a fire storm of controversy across the nation as viewers listened to America the Beautiful being sung in different languages The commercial represented many different families who live in America from Hispanic families to a gay couple and their kids. The thing to remember is America started out as, and still is a melting pot of several nations and walks of life. The freedom to express yourself as you wish is something Americans take for granted. Good for Coke for making a great commercial and reminding us what America is all about.

Toyota Meets the Muppets It’s no secret that the Muppets will always will be a versatile tool for both entertainment, and education. Put that potential towards a marketing campaign and you’ve got yourself one memorable commercial. You can’t even label it as nostalgia since the Muppets are still enchanting audiences of all ages today. The commercial holds everyone’s attention till the end. Marry that with the comedic prowess of Terry Crews and the fact that all the Muppet shenanigans were supposedly in his head the whole time

Leave it to Bud Light to stand out among the plethora of beer commercials during the most watched event among beer-drinkers everywhere. But any commercial that starts off with a date scene and surprise, doesn’t depend on sex to sell but instead moves to Arnold Schwarzenegger in a wig- gets points. For showing a guy a good time, seeing Don Cheadle hugging a Llama and putting forth a little thing called effort Bud Light gets a spot on the list.

This commercial is bad right off the bat as it shows a “Hank Hill” father trying to excite his teenage daughter with the fact that his brand new car has apparently been around for a decade. Unless Volkswagen wants us to believe that the man has done enough driving to warrant 100,000 miles. He excitedly exclaims, “Every time a Volkswagen hits 100,000 miles, a German engineer gets his wings!” And the incredibly awkward “It’s a Wonderful Life” reference, which might reach people over the age of 40, but doesn’t make a 14-year-old care about mileage.

Top 5 Worst Super Bowl Commercials Dannon Oikos Nostalgia Bomb Apparently getting three, barely relevant actors in the same room together counts as nostalgia. The Full House “reunion” aside, Dannon’s commercial proceeds to top it off with a sexual innuendo to make sure the desperate middle aged moms who might care about the yogurt get excited and buy a case immediately.

Chevrolet Bull Whisperer You know what really makes me want to buy a car? Why, the prospect of cows having sex of course! Seriously though, at first it seems like your generic “Our truck can handle any terrain” commercial, until Hot Chocolate’s Sexy Thing begins to play. Chevrolet used their “A man


Healthy options for flex-only diet By ADAM SPARKS


The tennis team performed a humorous skit about Justin Bieber (left) and the women’s golf team dressed as horror movie characters as they made musical beats by banging on tables (right).

Talent CONTINUED FROM B2 ern super fan Donna Sowder. The softball team took first place after performing a line dancing routine set to songs such as Gretchen Wilson’s “Here for the party.” The football team came in second after their dance routine: Old School vs. New School and the tennis team came in third after performing a humorous dance routine that

ended with a tennis player dressed as Justin Bieber was handcuffed and walked off stage. The Audience Choice Award was given to the football team. The event raised more than $800 for the project. Eastern students Robert Barger (United States Air Force), Joshua Burch (United States Marine Corps), John Frost (United States Army) and Joe McQuerry (United States Marine Corps) will be spending two nights in Nashville to watch the OVC men’s and women’s semifinal and championship basketball games in March.

Living on campus can be tough on your diet, that’s a no brainer, right? It can be even tougher to live on campus with just a flex meal plan. Many students opt for a flex-only plan to save money and time. While you may save money, you’re also making it harder to keep a nutritious diet. With less access to the fresh food company in Upstairs Powell, students are limited to 5 main restaurants on campus for their meals. There are some ways you can help ease the burden of watching your calorie intake when you make your way to Powell. One easy way to avoid unnecessary calories is to take carbonated beverages out of your diet. One 16 ounce cup of Pepsi contains 200 calories. If you take a trip to Downstairs Powell and pick up a small Pepsi with your meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner you’re adding an extra 600 calories to your diet. Students pick up sodas everyday not realizing how many extra calories they’re adding to their diet. DSP doesn’t offer many options when it comes to noncarbonated beverages from the fountain. Some alternatives that are full of flavor include Sierra-Mist, lemonade, unsweetened tea, and Gatorade. Easily the best

choice you can make when selecting a drink is water. Water is refreshing and best of all--calorie free. Out of all the restaurants in DSP, Subway is the safest bet to stay healthy. Subway is famous for providing a quick and convenient meal. Not everything on subway’s menu is the best for you. A 6” Philly cheesesteak while delicious, can run around 500 calories. Many students choose foot longs. That’s more than half the average daily person’s daily caloric intake. A really easy tip to help cut calories and sodium is to stick with wheat breads such as whole wheat or honey oat. When it comes to meats its best to stick with the basics: ham, turkey, and roast beef have significantly less fat compared to meat options like meatballs, or Philly cheesesteak. Adding more vegatables to your sandwitch can help fill you up when you switch from a foot long to a six inch. Subway is good about keeping their vegetables fresh every day. Lastly, avoid sauces like ranch or chipotle southwest sauce. Opt for a fat free sauce like the sweet onion sauce, which only contains 40 calories. If you’re looking for extra tips when you’re in DSP be sure to check out the glass when you’re in line fat Subway. Tips on how to cut sodium, and fat are displayed right when you are ready to order.

Sports B4 The Eastern Progress, Thursday, February 13, 2014

Colonels finish fourth while Sundlof wins three matches at the Mid-American Match Play By CAITY JACKSON Junior Patric Sundlof was the highlight of Easternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golf season opener Feb. 10 and 11 at the MidAmerican Match Play. The tournament took place in sunny Florida and hosted by Ball State University, Sundlof won all three of his matches while the team came in fourth place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was three match- PATRIC SUNDLOF es and I won all three of them individually,â&#x20AC;? Sundlof said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a good tournament to start the season with, not a lot of pressure when its match play, so it was kind of nice and really good to come down from the snow and get some sun and some heat.â&#x20AC;? The 8-team event was contested on the Lake Jovita South Course, which is 7,153 yards and has a par of 72. Eastern beat Toledo in the ďŹ rst round. The Colonels lost to Eastern Michigan in the semiďŹ nals. Eastern ended play with a loss to Xavier on Tuesday in the thirdplace match. Sundlof beat Toledoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mike Lancaster 5 and 3. He then beat Eastern Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Josh Heinze. On Tuesday, Sundlof ďŹ n-

ished with a victory over Xavierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tanapol Vattanapisit. Freshman Travis Rose had a win against Toledo as well. Junior Taylor Riggs had wins against Toledo and Xavier. Ball state ended up winning the threematch tournament. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a good starting tournament, you can make a couple mistakes and it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter that much with stroke play,â&#x20AC;? Sundlof said. Despite the snow and cold weather the team still had to practice in preparation for this match. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been hitting out of the learning center and in the studio,â&#x20AC;? Sundlof said â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have only been practicing for an hour each time, 8-10 times all semester, but it is very limited practicing. Short game is kind of tough to practice when it is snowy outside.â&#x20AC;? Even though the tournament wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t barred by poor weather, Sundlof said the team still hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ďŹ gured out how to get home because all the ďŹ&#x201A; ights have been canceled because of weather. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are probably going to head to the airport and see what they say,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We might stay here tomorrow to and then drive back on Thursday or something, not really sure yet.â&#x20AC;? The Colonels will play itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next match on March 3 at the Samford Invitational.

BASEBALL CONTINUED FROM B6 Returning sophomores Kenny Hostrander, Kyle Nowlin and Doug Teegarden will be power assets for Easternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s batting game. All three were named Louisville Slugger Freshman AllAmericans last year. Stein said the area where the team is the most uncertain is the pitching staďŹ&#x20AC;. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We ask our pitchers to confront batters, be aggressive on the ground,â&#x20AC;? Stein said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our identity is to go after swings and create self-contact. Those are the things weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been preaching to players. Our fastballs are not going to beat bats.â&#x20AC;? Pitcher senior Anthony Bazzini was recently named as one of the Top 100 college baseball seniors by Perfect Game, a baseball scouting service. After being sidelined because of an injury in 2013, Bazzini will be back at full health for this season. Senior Brent Cobb and junior Ben Gullo will bolster Easternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pitching staďŹ&#x20AC;, but Stein said the biggest question when it comes to performance will be pitching. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 302 Division I teams, and I would say about 290 of them are worried about pitching,â&#x20AC;? Stein said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s


SOFTBALL CONTINUED FROM B6 Eastern ahead. In FAMUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s half of the inning, however, it brought in two runs to tie the score. Sophomore Sarah Fobbs lead the team in a strong oďŹ&#x20AC;ensive third inning with an RBI double. Eastern picked up three runs in the inning. The fourth inning was key for Eastern as junior Katie Tackett recorded her ďŹ rst home run of the season. Later that inning, Fobbs smashed a grand slam to clear the bases and push the Colonels ahead for good. Another run came in the ďŹ fth inning for Eastern. Sophomore Hayley Flynn pitched in the ďŹ ve-inning game.

Eastern 0 Mercer 10 In game one of Easternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second double header Saturday, Feb. 8 the Colonels were on the other side of the mercy rule, falling to Mercer (4-1) in ďŹ ve innings. The Mercer Bears scored in all innings except for the third, where sophomore Jessica Gregg made an outstanding double play, which appeared on ESPN SportsCenterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Top 10 Plays. Gregg caught a ďŹ&#x201A;y to center then threw a Mercer runner out at second base to pick up the double play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty neat that we caught it on ďŹ lm,â&#x20AC;? Worthington said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so that we could send it to them [SportsCenter] and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special that it gets recognized. That doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen all the time. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen our play-

ers make plays like that in the past but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty fun when it gets recognized.â&#x20AC;? Despite the standout moment, Eastern was held to just one hit and was unable to overcome the Bears.

Eastern 3 Mercer 4 Eastern fell, once again, to Mercer in game two of Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s double header. Mercerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst four runs came in the third inning as they quickly moved past Eastern. In the sixth and seventh inning Eastern added its three total runs, which were unearned, to come within one of Mercer. Junior Leanna Pittsenbarger took the loss as she struck out 10 players and allowed two home runs.

Florida A & M 2 Eastern 6 The Colonels ended the weekend on a high note as it, for the second time, took down FAMU on Sunday, Feb. 9. Tackett recorded an RBI in the ďŹ rst inning while Gregg recorded an RBI in the second for Eastern to move ahead of FAMU. Another run came in the fourth inning after an RBI from senior Nicole Heitz. McQueen added an RBI in the ďŹ fth to total the score at six for Eastern. Pittsenbarger struck out 12 batters and allowed just three hits, recording her ďŹ rst win of the season. Eastern (2-3, 0-0 OVC) returns on the road Feb. 14-16 to take on Samford University, Evansville University and Belmont University in the Samford Tournament in Alabama.



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the time, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;when we come out weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to step foot on that ďŹ&#x201A;oor and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to competeâ&#x20AC;Śand itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to be for 40 minutes.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? The Lady Eagles (10-14, 4-7 OVC) grabbed its ďŹ rst lead over Eastern a minute into the second half after making a basket and free throw. The lead was short lived, however, and the Lady Colonels quickly jumped back ahead minutes after. Both teams battled back and forth the rest of the second half until reaching a tied score (55-55). With ďŹ ve and a half seconds remaining on the clock, Morehead committed a foul against senior Marie Carpenter, sending the Lady Colonels to the free throw line for bonus shots. Carpenter missed the ďŹ rst shot and Morehead grabbed the rebound but was unable to make its attempted shot,

maybe ten teams that are set pitchingwise. We are not one of them.â&#x20AC;? Due to weather, the team has had fewer chances to get outside to practice this semester. The cold, wet conditions have made the outďŹ eld of the Turkey Hughes Field unplayable. Stein said the team has had limited chances to practice outside. But, thanks to coach Dean Hood and Easternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s football program and Campus Recreation, the team was able to practice on the football ďŹ eldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s synthetic turf and on the intramural ďŹ elds. The Colonels do not start the year against easy opponents. Easternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst opponent will be against Alabama State University, which was picked to win the Southwestern Athletic Conference Eastern Division. Eastern will play powerhouses like the University of Louisville, the University of South Carolina and the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The Colonels will not play at home until March 11. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a daunting schedule,â&#x20AC;? Stein said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Alabama] will be pretty formidable. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get to see right away how much we need to improve. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be tough.â&#x20AC;? Eastern starts the season on Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. and on Feb. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. with a three-game series against the University of Alabama away.

which took the game into overtime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew had to stop number four, for one,â&#x20AC;? Maples said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was their big oďŹ&#x20AC;ensive player this game so, as long as we had her stopped and hurried and helped back on the other girls, we knew weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be ďŹ ne.â&#x20AC;? A 3-pointer, oďŹ&#x20AC;ensive rebound and two made free throws from senior Pilar Walker put Eastern in the lead with 17 seconds to go. A Morehead turnover and blocked 3-pointer pushed the Lady Colonels to the win. Carpenter led all players with 23 points. Sophomore Miranda Maples followed with 14, while freshman Michaela Hunter came oďŹ&#x20AC; Easternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bench to add 11 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore Shelly Harper led the Lady Colonels with 10 rebounds. Eastern (13-8, 7-3 OVC) returns to the road for the next three games. The Lady Colonels will play at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 against Jacksonville State University and Tennessee Tech at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17.


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Men’s tennis extends home win streak with 5-2 win against Wright State By ASHLEY OWENS


The men’s tennis team is 2-0 at home after the win against Wright State on Feb. 8

Eastern’s men’s tennis team remains undefeated in home matches after taking down Wright State University on Feb. 8. The Colonels grabbed a 5-2 against the Wright State Raiders (2-3) in front of a packed house Saturday afternoon. “The things we’re working on in practice are finally carrying over to our matches now,” head coach Rob Oertel said. “I’m actually seeing the results from things we’re practicing on, which is what every coach wants.” The Colonels picked up two doubles wins against Wright State. Sophomore Alex Alvaro and junior Juanjo de la Llera brought in the No. 1 doubles with an 8-4 victory over Wright State’s Hayden Joblin and Ricardo Pineda. Rallying back from a 5-0 deficit, freshman Diego Asis and sophomore Florian Graskamp fought back in the No. 3 doubles to defeat their opponent 8-6.

“These were the best doubles we’ve played so far this year,” Oertel said. Eastern was victorious in singles as well, with four Colonels serving an overall loss to Wright State. Alvaro had a win in the No. 2 singles with scores of 6-5 (4), 3-6 and 6-2. Junior Daridge Saidi defeated Wright State’s Dan Gilbert in the No. 3 singles in two swift sets (6-2, 6-2). “I was running really fast and I was moving fast,” Saidi said. “I was serving good, I think.” Saidi said he worked hard to make his opponent feel pressured, which is something he said helped him pull out the win in his singles. Senior Joao Maio and Asis also picked up a win in doubles for Eastern. “I think the team looks really good,” Saidi said, “and I’m feeling confident for the OVC.” The Colonels (2-3, 0-0 OVC) return to the court on Saturday, Feb. 15. The team will go up against the University of the Cumberlands at 11 a.m. and Cumberland University (Tenn.) at 4 p.m. in the Greg Adams Tennis Center.

Lack of confidence hinders women’s tennis against East Tennessee State By MATTHEW CRUMP Eastern’s women’s tennis team fell 6-1 to East Tennessee State on Feb. 11. The Colonels are riding on a two-match losing streak. The match started with doubles, where senior Saioa Oscoz and senior Milena Poffo won the No. 2 match 8-7 (4). Juniors Amandine Faouzi and Kristina Labeja fell 8-3 in the No. 1 match and junior Marcela Jimenez and senior Carmen Rodriguez dropped the No. 3 match 8-3. Head coach Rob Oertel said the team’s best doubles player, junior Melissa Gerritsen, was still recovering from an injury, which hurt the dynamics of the doubles partners. The singles matches went worse for the Colonels. Faouzi dropped the No. 1 match 7-5, 6-1. The first set was a battle, with Faouzi getting visibly and audibly frustrated. Labeja was the only Colonel to win a singles match. She defeated her opponent 6-2, 6-2.

The rest of the matches went poorly for Eastern. Oscoz dropped the No. 3 match 3-6, 6-3, (10-6) and Poffo dropped her match 6-4, 7-5. Gerritsen fell 6-2, 7-5 and Jimenez finished the match with a final of 3-6, 6-1, (10-7). Oertel said this year’s schedule is the toughest schedule the team’s had in a while. East Tennessee won the Atlantic Sun division and placed second in the conference tournament last year. “We can’t be fragile,” Oertel said. “We have to keep in perspective who we’re playing. We’re not back at full strength yet, we’ve had a few injuries. We’re getting on the upswing when it comes to injuries though. We’ll be close to full strength in a couple weeks.” The Colonels fell to Xavier on Feb. 7, which Oertel said has hurt the team’s confidence. “We’re on the wrong side of a few tough matches,” he said. Eastern will return to play at 11 a.m. on Feb. 21 against Kansas University at the Greg Adams Tennis Center.


The women’s team’s overall record evens out to 3-3 after the loss on Feb. 11.


Morehead’s Angelo Williams scored 33 points against the Colonels.

RIVALRY CONTINUED FROM B6 our guards stopped their guards, which was our game plan,” Posthumus said. Eastern’s guards didn’t shoot well against Morehead’s defense. Senior Glenn Cosey, junior Corey Walden and freshman Isaac McGlone shot a combined 9 for 26. Walden got into foul trouble early and sat most of the first


More than 5,500 fans showed up to McBrayer Arena to watch the game, the highest attendance for any home game this season.

half. He then picked up two fouls in less than a minute with still half the second half to play. Woods said that this was a key to Morehead winning the game. He said the fouls softened up a usually in-yourface defense from Walden and it allowed Morehead’s guards to operate better. Morehead got a career performance from their guard Angelo Williams. Williams shot 10 of 15, made all 10 of his free throws totaling 33 points. Williams had an answer for every Eastern basket. He

said that he was surprised that Eastern didn’t switch Walden on him. “The last game they didn’t have Corey guarding me,” Williams said. “I was surprised as I got going in the game. I was driving a little bit more and I thought they were going to switch him on me. I don’t want to say that’s a mistake on them but I just took advantage of what the defense gave me.” Eastern kept cutting into Morehead’s lead late in the second half, but the Eagles always seemed to have an answer.

The Colonels cut Morehead’s lead to six with six minutes to go, but a top of the key three by Warner made the lead nine again. The closest Eastern got again was six with 30 seconds to go after a pull up three by Cosey. Eastern will now go on a three game road trip. This week they will play at Tennessee Tech on the Feb. 13, then Jacksonville State on Feb. 15. “When we see them again, it’ll be a different outcome, different team,” Johnson said.


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Men’s basketball drops vital conference game to rival Morehead State By TYLER PHILLIPS


Senior Marie Carpenter was the top scorer in the game against Morehead on Feb. 8. She contributed 23 points and eight assists.

Lady Colonels top rival Morehead in overtime struggle

Eastern is in dangerous territory after losing to Morehead State 86-79 on Feb. 8. The Colonels dropped to 7-4 in OVC play, third in the East division. The Colonels were picked by most to win the conference outright before the season, and with the loss, the Colonels now are one loss away from possibly having to win four games in the OVC tournament in four days to reach the NCAA tournament. “It’s a tough loss,” senior Tarius Johnson said. “It’s a rivalry game. And right now we are fighting for some tough spots on our side of the OVC.” A big problem for the Colonels in its losses has been rebounding and defending the rim, and the Morehead State game was no different. Morehead State outrebounded the Colonels by 14 and had 8 offensive rebounds. “Eastern really doesn’t rebound that well,” Morehead State center Chad Posthumus said. “Our dominance on the glass was something that we try to do every night and we did tonight as well.” Postumus didn’t start for Morehead but came in and had seven points and 13 rebounds in 25 minutes. “Their bigs really didn’t do anything and




Marcus Lewis needs votes for Facebook dunk contest

Eastern defeated OVC rival Morehead State in a nail-biting showdown Feb. 8 in McBrayer Arena. The Lady Colonels defeated the Morehead Lady Eagles 69-66 in overtime during Saturday’s game. “[The game] was definitely big,” sophomore Miranda Maples said. “We wish it would’ve been more pretty than it was. Hopefully this will just give us confidence going into the next game.” Freshman Michaela Hunter added that the win was a needed win for the Lady Colonels. The game opened up in Eastern’s favor, with the team moving ahead of 13-6 around seven minutes into the first half. The Lady Eagles fought back to come within one point and continued to battle its way up. Eastern kept the upper hand and entered half time leading Morehead 23-21. “I felt like we were sleep walking at times,” head coach Chrissy Roberts said. “I felt like we competed at times but it’s not going to get any easier. It’s never been easy. And I tell them all


One of Eastern’s basketball players has a chance to make national headlines. Senior Marcus Lewis was selected to compete in the “State Farm Dark Horse Dunker.” Fans will pick who gets to compete in the State Farm College Dunk Championship during the 2014 Final Four by voting for their favorite on Facebook. Lewis’ alley-oop dunk against Southeast Missouri last season Marcus Lewis made the No. 3 spot on ESPN’s SportsCenter and was a finalist for the GEICO Play of the Year. Round one voting is already up, so fans have until Feb. 24 to vote for Lewis. Go to to vote. Eastern keeps its spot at the top of the OVC East division with the win on Feb. 6.

Baseball team to face tough opponents at the beginning of 2014 By MATTHEW CRUMP


Sophomore Sarah Fobbs hit a grand slam against Florida A&M on Eastern’s opening day.

Colonels win two, lose three at Mercer Invitational in 2014 season opener By ASHLEY OWENS Eastern’s softball team opened its 2014 season at the Mercer Invitational on Feb. 7-9. The team brought home two wins and three losses against Samford University, Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University (FAMU) and Mercer University. “We were a little disappointed, truthfully,” head coach Jane Worthington said. “All the parts of our game could’ve been better, especially our hitting.”

Samford 5 Eastern 3 The Colonels fell short of the Samford Bulldogs (4-1) in the opening game of its fi rst double header of the tournament Friday, Feb. 7. The Bulldogs made the fi rst two runs in the fourth inning to jump ahead of Eastern. The Colonels quickly followed,

As spring comes around, so does baseball season. Returning seniors and award winning players are Eastern’s baseball team’s best hopes at having a successful 2014 season. The Colonels did not have the most successful season last year. The team went 23-34 (16-13 OVC), but managed to make it into the final round of the OVC championships before falling to Austin Peay State University. Head coach Jason Stein said the team will be relying on senior Sean Hagen to lead the team. “He’s a complete catcher,” Stein said. “He can catch, he can block, he can throw. He can hit for power. He controls our staff.

We’ll allow him to call our game. A lot of times, college coaches don’t allow players to call a game. That’s just how intelligent he is and savvy he is about the game.” Hagen was recognized as being one of the nation’s top catchers in 2013 after earning a spot on the Johnny Bench Award Watch List. Hagen was one of Eastern’s top offensive performers after hitting a team-best .353 with 34 runs and 41 RBI. “He’s going to be a big part of our success,” Stein said. “If we were to have success, it will fall on his shoulders.” Hagen earned first team All-OVC honors in 2013. Stein said freshmen Logan Starnes and Kyle Kramer would have to back Hagen up, but still lack experience.


however, and earned two runs off of RBIs from junior Shannon McQueen and freshman Krislyn Campos. Both teams failed to make a run in the seventh inning, sending the game into extra innings. Heading into the eighth inning with a tied score, Samford took advantage of Eastern errors and gained three runs at the top of the inning. In Eastern’s half, the team scored one run but was unable to bring in any more runs.

Eastern 11 Florida A&M 2 Eastern forced the mercy rule on FAMU (0-5) during game two of Friday’s double header, defeating the FAMU Rattlers in only five innings. The fi rst inning showed favor toward the Colonels when a two-run double from senior Christina Ciolek pushed PROGRESS FILE PHOTO


Junior Ben Gullo started in eight games for Eastern in 2013. He had 49 strikeouts last season.

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