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List of presidential candidates to be narrowed By KYLE WOOSLEY The President Search and Screening Committee plans to narrow down list of candidates for Eastern’s next president at its scheduled meeting Feb. 20. Craig Turner, chair of the President Search and Screening Committee, said they plan to evaluate all of the applicants and nominations at the meeting. “There’s a lot of work for the committee to do before now and Feb. 20 to work diligently through this process,” Turner said. At this time, Turner says they plan to shorten the list of potential candidates.

Former student accepts mediated plea agreement

“The bulk of the applicants will be to tion, Turner said they give the information us to review and evaluate before the first to Academic Search, which is the official meeting in February,” Turner said. firm for the presidential search. “We have kind of a rating system “They follow up and see if that we’ve all agreed upon to reduce the person would want to apply and applicant pool to eight to 10 peoget them in,” Turner said. ple.” Although the applicants will The committee plans to have the not be officially disclosed during applicant pool reduced by March 8. the course of the search, Turner Turner said several advertiseis excited to see the pool of canments have been placed in “large didates. metropolitan newspapers and “All indications look like we’re Turner higher education chronicles.” going to have a good, strong pool,” “The activity is increasing,” Turner said. “I’m as interested as Turner said. “We have received a lot of everybody to see what the pool looks like.” nominations and inquiries.” Because of the personnel content of the When the committee receives a nomina- meeting, Turner says the Feb. 20 meeting

will most likely be a closed session. “This meeting is a stepping stone for us to start having some interviews at the end of the first week of March,” Turner said. “It will be a long day, which we will do nothing but review and rank candidates in private.” Once the committee narrows down the applicants, they will begin scheduled oncampus interviews for the official candidates. “The first kind of weeks of April, we’re determined as on-campus interviews,” Turner said. “This schedule will be dependent on a lot of different variables, but somewhere between April 1 and 12.”


Computing Service combines campus tech

By KYLE WOOSLEY Samuel McFarland, 20, former criminal justice major at Eastern from Williamsburg, who was accused of setting fires in Eastern’s Commonwealth Hall, accepted a mediated plea agreement during his court hearing Dec. 13, 2012. Originally, McFarland was accused of setting two bulletin boards on fire in Commonwealth Hall on Oct. 14, 2011. McFarland pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree wanton endangerment and seconddegree possession of a controlled substance. The charges of first-degree arson and promoting contraband were dropped. McFarland complied with the mediated plea agreement, avoiding the McFarland possibility of life in prison. As part of the mediated plea agreement, Jennifer Smith, assistant commonwealth attorney, suggested a 12-month sentence for drug possession and three years for the criminal chief and wanton endangerment charge. Smith is currently in talks with Eastern officials about paying the university restitution for damages caused to Commonwealth during the incident. According to the mediation agreement, McFarland must also have a mental health evaluation and go through alcohol and drug testing during a supervised five-year diversion. However, if McFarland violates the terms of this agreement, he will service a three-year prison sentence. McFarland is set to appear in court for a sentencing hearing Feb. 7.


Student worker Kia Wallen, 19, an elementary education major from Monticello helps Jenny Lizdziel, 21, outdoor recreation major from Virginia in the ResNet office Wednesday morning. By WESLEY ROBINSON ResNet will soon go by a different name, but students will have even more computer services offered through the university. To integrate all student technology issues under one umbrella, ResNet is now Student Computing Services (SCS). The name change will be completed by the summer, but all services offered through

Syllabi Index successful in first semester of use


The Syllabi Index was accessed 5,189 times last week. Professors uploaded 3,889 syllabi to the index. The Index can be found in EKU Direct.

ResNet are currently a part of SCS in Combs Room 230, said ResNet coordinator Lisa Moore. “We wanted to expand how we could help students,” Moore said. “All of the IT needs of the student are in one spot.” The residential network will still be supported by SCS, but students will be able to check out equipment such as Mac and PC laptops, iPads, cameras, projection equipment and screens. This service had been available through the EKU GURUS in the

By ZEYNAB DAY Numbers regarding access and uploads of the recently added Syllabi Index function to EKU Direct indicates a successful rollout. The Syllabi Index gives students a chance to browse syllabi from previous semesters prior to class enrollment. Madelyn Street said she received numbers from Information Technology showing the Syllabi Index was accessed 5,189 times as of last week and 3,889 syllabi were downloaded by students. “It’s been a lot more successful than we thought and hopefully it will continue in that direction,” Street said. Kendall Combs, 18, anthropology major from Richmond said the Index

Tech Commons located in the basement of the Powell Building prior to this semester. Currently, 50 windows laptops, about 30 Mac Book Pros, nine iPads, 16 cameras, nine projectors and two screens are available for checkout. SCS will also offer tech tutoring for students who may want to learn more about Microsoft Word, Excel and other basic programs. Moore said many students

was very helpful and easy to navigate. “I felt it was very simple,” said Combs. “It allowed me to know what was going on in the class on a week to week basis.” The Syllabi Index enables students to review information that is otherwise unavailable, such as course information including; detailed course goals, content overview and coursework. Marcus Houston, psychology major from Pikeville said he used the Syllabi when considering an 18hour course load, to help him determine whether such a schedule would be favorable for him. “It actually helped a great deal,” said Houston. “I was able to judge my classes accordingly.” Kelly McGowan, 18, nursing major said she feels


the Syllabi Index is a great tool for students researching classes prior to registration. McGowan, who is also a voting member for the Student Activities Council said it was talked about very positively in the SGA, and they found the first weeks successful but they would like to encourage more professors to make past syllabi available. “I know last week we talked about how some professors weren’t on in and we were going to them to ask them to upload them,” McGowan said. The Syllabi Index is accessible though EKU Direct under Student Services and Financial Aid.


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Author Recounts Aiding North Koreans Flee Communist Regime

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Jan.12 n Branden Osborne pulled a fire alarm in Commonwealth Hall around 2 a.m. The arresting officer said Osborne appeared to be intoxicated at the time of the arrest. A witness said Osborne pulled the alarm because he thought it would be funny. Osborne was arrested Jan. 15 for second-degree disorderly conduct.

Jan. 14 n Garrett Rounsavall, a student at the University of Kentucky, was arrested for DUI

n Devon Johnson was cited for possession of marijuana outside of Keene Hall. An RHC observed Johnson smoking marijuana and alerted Eastern Police of the violation. Johnson was summoned to court Feb. 4 as a result of the citation. n A student reported a broken window in a fourth floor men’s bathroom in Case Hall. The student told an RA that the bathroom had been cold recently and had been broken some time after Jan. 10. The damage was reported to police and facilities services to patch the window until it could be replaced.

Eastern Professor Wins Award for Excellent Advising Communications lecturer John Strada received the Phyllis C. Tenney National Excellence Award from Alpha Phi Omega. The coed service fraternity gives the award biannually to recognize outstanding chapter advisers. Strada serves on the fraternity’s National Board of Directors and is the regional director of Ohio, West Virginia, Eastern and Central Kentucky and Western Pennsylvania.

Weight Watchers Group Holds Informational Meeting The campus Weight Watchers group will hold an informational at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in Room 301 of the Rowlett Building. The meeting will give tips on healthy living as well as ways to lose weight. The program is open to students, faculty, staff and communi-

Mike Kim, author of Escaping North Korea, will speak about his memoir at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in O’Donnell Hall. Kim left his financial planning business in Chicago to go to China and help North Koreans escape the communist regime of their home country. The lecture begins the second sequence of the Chautauqua lecture series “Crossroads,” which continues Feb. 7.

Student Government Kicks off Program To Increase Involvement Eastern’s Student Government Association (SGA) is introducing the ERanks program at the basketball games versus Belmont at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. The initiative aims to increase student involvement by entering students into drawings to win prizes for attending ERanks sponsored events. Students will swipe their Eastern student ID and will receive points for attending different events and at the end of the year students with the most points will receive large prizes for the events the attended. For more information about the program visit the SGA office or contact Brooke Daugherty at 502-681-7984.

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Eastern logs hours for community service award By ELISE SVOBODA Eastern may finally ‘challenge’ rival Morehead State and now Murray State in the fourth year of the Challenge for Change. The Challenge for Change began Jan. 12 and runs through Feb. 19. The month long event puts Eastern versus Morehead and Murray State to see which school can earn the most community service hours within the time span. Students have plenty of ways to volunteer and compete with the other schools, ranging from a clothing drive to donating blood at a blood drive on campus, said Brandon Mandigo, Vice President of Residents Life Council (RLC). “Usually Morehead gets about like 10,000 service hours in a matter of a month, so that’s what their aiming towards again this year, so that’s what

SEARCH CONTINUED FROM A1 Following on-campus interviews, the Board of Regents will meet to review the candidates in mid-April. The committee is aiming to oďŹƒcially name a new president of Eastern by April 15. “I think the search process is right on track,â€? Turner said. “I have been very

we’re aiming for: 10,000 plus hours for this next month,� Mandigo said. The Office of Student Services within the Office of Student Life and Student Government Association (SGA) are sponsoring it and the hours can be logged on OrgSync in the Community Service tab available on the site. Mandigo said there are different ways for student organizations to log hours to help boost Eastern’s participation.

pleased with Academic Search for their guidance. We’ve done the right thing to get started and I don’t expect to end any dierently.� For more information on Eastern’s presidential search, visit

“If an organization has a canned food drive, three canned food items count as an hour,� Mandigo said. “If an organization raises money for a philanthropy, every $10 will count as a service hour. We have different service projects going on.� Brian Perry, Assistant Director in Student Life said during the Challenge for Change all the service that goes on campus can be counted toward the goal. Eastern students are encouraged to log their

COMPUTING CONTINUED FROM A1 don’t come to college with the same level of proďŹ ciency, and the tech tutoring will help bring students up to speed with the constant technological changes and advances. Student Computing Services’ ofďŹ ce has a pretty diverse group of proďŹ cient workers to help with dierent student issues, said Logan Wallen, 22, computer information systems senior from Monticello.

hours to help beat the other universities. “We are trying to get students to submit all the service that they do,� Perry said. “Whether it’s part of our office or whether it’s something that a sorority or a fraternity is doing, or whether it is another one of our student organizations that is going out and doing some service work, we’re trying to capture all of that in this challenge.� Prizes are available for students and organizations that participate in the challenge. The student who completes the most community service hours will win a $100 electronic of their choice and the organization with the most time volunteered receives $100 to donate to the philanthropy of their choice. For more information about the Challenge for Change, contact Brandon Mandigo at brandon.mandigo@

“People who are having trouble with basic computer classes will really start to gravitate here,â€? Wallen said. “Anything students would like to do with technology is here in one place.â€? One new change will be charging stations for just about every phone except for the iPhone 5. Wallen said students pitched the idea. The department, Moore said, welcomes student suggestions and interactions. “We are here for students,â€? Moore said. “If there is ever an idea students have, they can come and pitch it to us. It’s more of a group eort what

we do.â€? Wallen has worked with ResNet for a year and half and said he was pleased the oďŹƒce was able to reimage, label, clean and make all of the other transitions before the semester began. He said students should take advantage of SCS because of the free services and the amount of help the oďŹƒce oers. “We have the same kind of policy as the GURUS, we will help where we can,â€? Wallen said. “Even if it is out of the scope of what we do, we can advise [students] and try to help out as much as possible.â€?


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Thursday, January 24, 2013

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All-inclusive grading policy imperave For a year now, the Student Government Association (SGA) has been pushing legislation requiring professors to post grades more frequently than twice a semester. Currently, the only grading policy at Eastern simply requires all professors to post grades at midterms and finals week. Originally, a quarterly grading policy was being pushed through SGA. The main idea is professors in developmental, 100 and 200-level courses would be the only ones required to post grades more frequently. However, the administration and faculty has continuously ignored this legislation. SGA attempted to rework the policy several times to appease the higher-ups, but they continued to push the idea away. We at The Progress do not agree with this lack of effort for student improvement by the administration. In fact, we believe SGA should start to push back just as hard. Several professors choose not to use grading tools offered by the university, such as Blackboard, which often leaves students uninformed about their current academic standing in a class. Several professors don’t even open their courses on Blackboard at all. We believe this grading policy should apply not only to professors in lower-division courses but also to all professors in every level class. Additionally, the policy should not be restricted to only general education courses. All students, no matter what course, have a right to know their current grades. All professors on this campus obviously know how to use Blackboard, which is an easy grading tool provided to them by the university. In a large amount of classes on campus, professors ask students to submit homework assignments and even tests via Blackboard. Eastern even offers training to professors who are unsure how to use it. No excuse exists for our professors to not be keeping students constantly up-to-date on their grades. People come to college to learn. A major part of learning is receiving academic feedback. Students cannot be expected to improve academically if we can’t even find out how we are doing in our classes. By not giving students an accurate reflection of their actual performance in the course, they are not truly

learning and growing. Perhaps the most important aspect to remember is students pay to come to this institution. As students, we deserve to get this academic feedback from educated professionals in our fields, especially if we pay to get that feedback. Professors also receive no punishment for failing to posting grades, even at midterm. Often times, professors will post what is known as “blanket grades” for students at midterm. This method of “blanket grading” just to have some kind of grade is not beneficial for the student or the teacher. Some professors even put final grades in late causing students to wait two weeks after classes have already ended to find out their grades. Students are left uninformed and professors just make more work for themselves during the second half of the semester by postponing updating grades. The true tragedy is some students are completely unaware of their progress in classes until they receive that final grade. We want to take the grading policy idea to a broader interpretation. We want the policy to be applied across the board to all students, andot just those in lower-level general education courses. If anything, seniors are the category needing to know their grades on a regular basis because of their approaching graduation and possible employment. Several employers may want to know students’ current courses and grades. Professors putting up “blanket grades” are not going to help graduating seniors in any way. Many professors will just tell students to come visit them during office hours to get their grades. Often times, these office hours are not convenient to all students. We at The Progress fully support SGA’s initiative to get a more frequent grading policy into effect and hope the organization continues to push and make the policy grow even more. An important concept to remember is in order for this policy to actually work every professor, student and administrator has to be on board. Otherwise, we are just asking for another failure.


Inaugural speech conveyed religious discrimination My Turn: Cari Trena

Monday not only marked a celebration of a civil rights hero and advocate, but it was also the inauguration of America’s chief executive. President Obama will serve his second and final term, and during his inauguration speech, he set the agenda and tone for the next four years. Here are some quotes that stood out to me: “…because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.” “That while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth.” “That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God.” Each of these quotes, which are only three

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out of five, has a similarity: the incorporation of religion. Now before the hate mail begins, let’s reevaluate our country’s history and basic principles. During the 17th century, it is true some of the colonists who arrived in America were just seeking riches and property. However, others came to the New World to escape religious discrimination. Quakers and Puritans set sail to be able to freely worship. However, once the Puritans had arrived and settled in, they began demanding religious conformity to their own spiritual beliefs. This being a complete contradiction to the other settlers’ relocation reasons, resistance was met and new religions developed in America. Later in the 18th century our Founding Fathers began crafting our United States Constitution. Sticking to America’s basic values, they wanted to ensure religious freedom was protected for all. Thus, Separation of Church and State was created. The First Amendment establishes such division: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...” I understand President Obama is not a


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part of Congress nor was he supporting religious legislation. However, he did advocate equality for all in America. Equality extends further than fair pay and marriage; it includes the right to freely worship. Each reference to God he made isolated a non-worshiping God group and citizen. Some don’t believe God created Earth; some don’t believe God has a plan; some don’t believe in God. America is constantly being referred to as a “melting pot” of cultures and societies. With that said, each culture and society has a differing religious belief. How can our own president attempt to reunite our country when he excludes so many? I am a full believer in every person having the right and ability to worship and believe in whatever they so choose. In fact, I think everyone should believe in something, whether it is a higher being, karma or just in a person’s own will and drive. However, I do not believe those personal beliefs be thrust upon society. Separation of church and state has essentially disappeared, and evidence of this is apparent all throughout America: Our currency, Pledge of Alle-

giance and even congressional sessions support the belief in God. Additionally, President Obama is by no means the first president to subject the American people to one religion. According to National Public Radio, since World War I, every incoming president has made the God reference in his inauguration speech. Now, I’m by no means singling out just the Christian God. I would highly disagree with any reference to any deity; no religion should be brought into public discourse when discussing politics and government. Too many private issues and civil liberties are being debated right now because of religion. Americans and our government should be focusing on matters that are actually debilitating our society, like our high unemployment rate or economic status, and not just hurting someone’s feelings. Our country was founded on the principle of religious freedom, and this freedom has been continuously broken. The mentioning of any higher being only adds fuel to the fire; it by no means eases the flame.

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Lack of free refills is only the tip of financial burden My Turn: Kaleigh Underwood Let’s be honest- college is expensive. We all know the pain that comes after paying for tuition, books, housing, a meal plan and all the other college expenditures. Whether your parents are helping you

or you’re taking out loans, it’s a huge financial burden. Because of this burden, I try and squeeze as much as possible out of my dollar wherever possible to get the most for what I’m purchasing. With that said, imagine my disgust whenever I go to downstairs Powell to use my treasured flex dollars on some fast food, which is probably because upstairs Powell is having a less than desirable dinner to discover the food court is now charging for refills on sodas. If I’m going to have to use my flex, or my own cash for that matter, on a meal because you cannot provide me with food I believe is

worth eating, I expect to at least be able to refill my drink as I leave. Why do we as students deserve the free refill? Let us consider the financial burden I mentioned earlier. Eastern’s website breaks down the cost and estimates it at $18,336 per year. I know this semester alone I have spent about $1,200 on my meal plan, which is the lowest priced plan available. Since we to have to spend that huge amount of money on something mandatory for freshmen, we should be allowed to have a free refill. Also, any other eating establishment you go to off campus has free refills on soda.

Why, here on campus, can we not have free refills? Even though apparently this rule has been in action all year, though not enforced, I think it’s ridiculous. I admit I do understand the positive aspects. Maybe the little extra money charging for refills will provide some good, or perhaps it’s a health initiative. By mandating students to pay for a refill, perhaps they will be less likely to drink more unhealthy soda. Whatever the reason may be, I don’t think it’s nearly as important as keeping students happy. I think the least we can ask for, the least we can expect, are free refills.

Student makes time to enjoy the life she lives a day at a time My Turn: Elise Svoboda A year has come and gone already. It’s amazing how fast it goes by. It’s also amazing how much you can miss if you are not paying

attention to the world around you. I have always been like my mother; if we are not doing something, we get easily bored. This past year I have been busy between school, work and other activities. While I have enjoyed these things, I came to realize I was missing a lot as well. One of the biggest things I missed was finding people outside of those activities. I began to realize there is more to life than just the tedious day-to-day activities. You have a world full of great and wonderful people and things, but you can miss them all if you are not paying attention.

Something else I have learned this past year is it’s completely fine to have fears and doubts about the future. I am the kind of person who usually needs a plan or schedule to go by to stay focused and alert with everything going on around me. If I don’t have a schedule or plan, I freak out and wonder what in the heck is there to do. In December of this year, I will be graduating with a degree. Do I know what my future holds? No way, and it scares me a little because I want to know what will happen next. However, I have recently learned I need

to give myself more credit in those moments of fears and doubts. My future will be bright and great no matter what happens because I believe in myself. I urge you to reflect on your own life and what you are doing with it. There is an old saying, “Stop and smell the roses.” For the longest time, I thought I knew the meaning of that phrase. I can finally say the true meaning of the phrase to me is to stop and take time for yourself and enjoy the little things in life and not to worry about the world around you.

Campus Sound Off Do you think teachers should have to post grades more often than midterms and finals? Why or why not?

“Yeah, I definitely think they should do that. It would be beer to keep students updated.” Emily Bays, 19 Hometown: Lebanon, Ohio Major: Nursing

“I think they should do it. I think it would be more helpful for students because some teachers don’t even post their grades.” Lauren Boecher, 19 Hometown: Lebanon, Ohio Major: Internaonal business

“Yes, I think that they should post our grades. Most teachers don’t even post them by midterm and by then you’re already screwed. I feel like you should know how you’re doing ahead of me.” Lauryn Krasnopolsky, 17 Hometown: Hazrada, Mexico Major: Biology (Pre-Med)


“No. I feel like I wouldn’t want to know my grades. I would get discouraged and get sad.” Amber Day, 20 Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Major: Pre-communicaon disorders

“I haven’t heard much about it but I think it’s a good idea. If a student knows their grades every five weeks, it allows them to keep track and maintain their G.P.A.” Kevin Sexton, 21 Hometown: Richmond Major: Undeclared

“It sounds like a good idea to me. It will give the students a good idea, and maybe even let them know if they should connue taking the class.” Zeke Buskirk, 17 Hometown: Richmond Major: Undeclared



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Yearbook and newspaper archives to become digitally available By ELISE SVOBODA History of Eastern is at the fingertips for all to access because The Eastern Progress and The Milestone are now becoming available online through the Special Archives digitalization project. Jackie Couture, university records officer and digital archives specialist, said the project will help students with research projects by making the historical documents of Eastern’s easier to acquire. The school’s past newspaper and yearbook issues are being converted to a digital form for students and others to access online. “We have been wanting to do this for a while and after we get Milestone done and it was such a success, we thought we would start The Eastern Progress,” Couture said. Couture said The Milestone was digitalized in 2011 after a grant from LYRASIS to get the project started. The non-profit collaborative organization LYRASIS is designed to support libraries’ efforts to expand resources. “It was a very inexpensive cost, so we put together a proposal, and we took it to the dean and asked if we could outsource to this company to digitalize The Milestone,” Couture said. Once the dean approved the digitalizing project, Couture said, The Milestone could be published online. Couture said The Milestone, along with other pieces of Eastern history like early course catalogs, are published online to provide ease of access to Eastern’s history. Kari Martin, director of library advancement, said the project finances have allowed digital catalogs up to the year

1976. This year alone the library will have more than five years worth of history for all to read. “Our goal is to have, by the end of this calendar year, all the way up to between 2005 and 2009,” Martin said. However, not every year of Eastern’s past will be digitalized because a lack of hard copies for The Progress and Milestone. “There were some in the early years and some years we just didn’t have papers for some reason or another there were never kept, never collected, so we are missing some in the early years,” Couture said. Couture said there weren’t any more projects in mind following this one, but requests are being taken for people who want to see specific things digitalized. “We digitalize photographs when people request copies of photographs,” Couture said. “We digitalize our manuscript collection. An alum recently asked for his commencement program from the year he graduated. We’re digitizing that for him.” Martin said she thinks the most exciting feature about the project is the opportunity to learn from the past. “I really believe that Eastern has an amazing story to tell and by keeping it buried in the special collections and archives access is limited,” Martin said. “Our goal as libraries is to increase access. We want things to be found, we want things to be discovered, and we want the information to be enjoyed and benefited from.” To view the digitized documents, visit or contact the special collections and archives department at 622-1792.


Through the Special Archives digitalization project The Eastern Progress and The Milestone will now be available online.

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-2 To be or not to be? Sometimes that’s a loaded question when it comes to relationships. When seeking the advice of friends and family for the answer, certain partialities are certain to stand in the way of brutal honesty. Thankfully, one clever Eastern student may have found a way around this with his new website Break Up Vote. “I always noticed that any relationship advice that you ever get from anyone seemed like it was biased toward you no matter what,” said Andrew Pennington, 23, business major from Corbin. “It was always, ‘They were a bad person; you didn’t do anything wrong; they suck; you’re so much better than that.’ And I thought that maybe there was a pretty good chance that just wasn’t always the case. Maybe you needed some unbiased advice from an anonymous source where you could be anonymous too.” Shortly after, Break Up Vote was born. The premise of the site is simple: Post anonymously about your relationships, your concerns and your complaints, and visitors then vote on your situation. A whole heart means stay together, a broken one means it’s time to let your lover go. The votes add up to help you make your decision.

Struck By Lightning sparks the theaters By KYLE WOOSLEY

dreams to write for The New Yorker and attend college at Northerwestern University, Like the act itself, Struck by Carson feels head and shoulders Lightning truly offers a one-in-a- above the rest of the students at million experience. his small-minded high school. Known for his starring role To better his chances of geton the Fox hit television series ting into the college of his Glee, the film is prochoice, he is perduced, written by and suaded by his stars Chris Colfer. guidance counAnd as if that was not selor to start a litenough work from erary magazine at person to do at once, his high school for all the while continustudents to submit ing to appear regutheir own work. larly on Glee, Colfer Once he realizalso wrote the book es the students at the movie is based on, his school are more Struck by Lightning: conceited than he The Carson Phillips originally thought, Journal. he enlists the help COURTESY OF IMPAWARDS.COM Struck by Lightning of his friend Malerie is the story of CarBaggs (the notorious Rebel Wilson Phillips (Colfer) who is lit- son from Pitch Perfect) to blackerally struck by lightning and mail students into submitting killed within the first five min- writings. utes of the movie. Now, before With some disapproval from you think I’ve ruined the ending his mother (Allison Janney) and of the story for you, think again. his absentee, and soon to be reThe film then reflects on Car- married father (Dermot Mulson’s senior year of high school, › SEE LIGHTNING, PAGE B3 right before he was killed. With

Regional Campus Update By ERIC HOWARD Eastern’s community extends farther than Richmond, and those fellow Colonels have been just as involved as the main campus. Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), students and professors alike at Eastern’s Danville campus have a busy semester planned. The Danville Cultural Club is the Danville campus’ most active student organization and has already scheduled plenty of events and activities for students. The club will be selling sonnets for Valentines Day, and someone will be wearing wings and carrying a bow and an arrow as Cupid to deliver the poetry to unsuspecting students throughout the evening. In addition to teaching courses at the University of Kentucky and Eastern, H. Jean Wiese will be a guest speaker

discussing Haiti at the Cultural Club meeting on Friday, Feb. 15. Members of the same club will also be attending a trip on March 9 to the Cincinnati Museum Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the Dead Sea Scrolls and many other historical exhibits. On April 22, Donna Fetcher will be at the Danville campus holding a competition for Earth Day. Students will be challenged to build something out of recycled or repurposed material. Prizes as well as the satisfaction of helping to contribute to Earth’s sustainability will be all for the contestants to enjoy. The Corbin campus has also begun a new initiative this semester. This initiative, titled the Academic Resource Center, is to help bring together the regional campuses to the Richmond main campus. Stu-


“I’ve always considered it as a kind of crowd sourced Dear Abby call or letter to your hometown paper, that’s been my tagline,” Pennington said. “You can think of it in terms of Reddit’s up or down vote. It just counts your votes instead of ranking them in significance.” Pennington said the project has been entirely his from the start. ANDREW PENNINGTON “I did it all myself,” he said. “I don’t know much about coding and proANDREW PENNINGTON gramming or anything like that, so I basically used a Wordpress template, found people who had already developed plugins for it and used the limited knowledge I had to change the code to suit my needs, which were pretty simple.” Three months later, the site has seen great success. “I’ve had a ton of discussion about it on Reddit,” Pennington said. “When it first came out, it had about 5,000 visits in like a week. I’ve had around 30 people


Most anticipated 2013 albums By JABRIL POWER Just like you, music lovers from all over have albums they really hope see the light of day this year. Songs and albums are getting pushed back release dates more than ever, and hackers are leaking albums for free on the Internet even weeks before they are officially released. Regardless, this is still going to be a good year for music. We have supposed “comebacks,” international debuts and some hard previous acts to follow. Let’s just hope nothing gets pushed back this year. I know I have pretty high hopes, but let’s be positive and look at what awesome records we have to look forward to this year.

10. GOOD MUSIC- Cruel Winter

Kanye West and his label GOOD MUSIC left us with some pretty good, entertaining and trendsetting music last year with the hit single, “MERCY” MERCY that completely domiominated summer radio. o. Rumors surfaced last year from artist Q-Tip (Former artist of “A Tribe Called Quest”) that Cruel Winter will be released thiss season to follow up previous compilation ation album, Cruel Summer. Who can help but be excited? Though there’s no actual release date set for this year, we still hope to see rap artists from the label like Yasiin Bey and Q-Tip on this installment.

9. J Cole- Born Sinner

Rapper J Cole will hopefully impress us with his sophomore album. The hip-hop community has high expectations for the Roc Nation signee. There’s not a whole lot of information about the album right now, but we can expect it early this year.

8. Wale- An Album About Nothing

Comedian, Jerry Seinfeld has already confirmed he would appear on the new album by musician Wale. You may not be familiar with why this is actually a big deal. Simply put, Wale has used audio samples from the 90s TV show Seinfeld to set up the theme for previous works re-

garding life, relationships, artistic integrity and many other concepts. It’s hard to explain in its entirety, but to have Jerry Seinfeld creating all new work for what could be a musical masterpiece is something to truly be excited about. It’s really great to see originality come out of some of the younger rappers. Wale, only on his third album, will hopefully impress fans this time around.


The self-titled album is said to be “too good to not talk about,” according to group MGMT. Psychedelic Rock will hopefully be making its mark on this year’s music with MGMT’s album. People have been really waiting on this. The “Electric Feel” group will be announcing a release date soon.

6. Kings Of Leon-TBA Kings of Leon is always being watched by the critics in it musical direction. The group has changed a lot over the years and though they’ve been criticized for their recent “mainstream appeal,” II’m m personally intereste ested in what sound they go for next. The th aalternative rock group never falls short of impressing fans and critics alike. Lead singer, Caleb Folllowill will hopefully keep sounds fresh with ttheir 6th album.

5. Jusn Timberlake- The 20/20 Experience

It’s not news that JT, actor, singer and songwriter, is making a comeback this year, but you’d be a liar to say that you aren’t at least somewhat excited for the pop culture icon to make his return to music. After seven long years, Timberlake released his first single, “Suit and Tie,” and it’s already making history thanks to JT’s flawless, high-pitched vocals and an elegant verse from hip-hop star Jay-Z. According to Billboard, it has more first week plays than any song in history making it the “highest” male debut in history. It’s good to know I’m not the only Timberlake fan out there.

4. Rick Ross- Mastermind We almost have no information on this album except that



The Eastern Progress, Thursday, January 24, 2013


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Far Cry 3 improves on predecessors with impressive sandbox gameplay By MICHAEL EMERSON Far Cry 3 is an inspiring title from Ubisoft Montreal, a video game developer, that takes its player on a journey to Rook Island as Jason Brody. Brody is in a group of trust fund junkies who try their hand at skydiving, only to land on an uncharted island where they are captured by slave trading pirates, and led by the psychotic Vaas Montenegro. There’s a lot to be said about a game that quite literally takes me by surprise, and this one is especially surprising. Previous Far Cry games, at least in my opinion, were not that great and lacked the aspects that makes for a good sandbox adventure. Far Cry 3 however, eliminates the flaws of its predecessors and creates an experience unlike anything before it. The best part of a sandbox game should be the sandbox itself, and Rook Island is the bar-setting example for being one of the most organic game worlds ever created. Lush jungles, sandy beaches and pirateinfested strongholds give the game a great look and feel from beginning to end, without a glitch to be found. Of course, beauty is only skin deep, but fortunately another strength of the game is its strong narrative presented in the first person perspective.

As you go from being a preppy jock to an island warrior, the game progresses with the narrative while the player grows his skills and upgrades via a tattoo that also has a heavy place in the story itself. This meshing of gameplay and story is why storytelling has a place in games. It’s supposed to influence and support the game, not be the whole meal. It’s not the greatest story and can be rather messy at times, but it still has a point. It’s a part of the experience, not window dressing to be pushed aside. Now to the bare bones of a video game, the actual gameplay; this is the final jewel in the crown that is Far Cry 3. Guns are weighty but accessible, the weapons in your arsenal all have a place in the game and it also sports some of the tightest controls since Red Dead Redemption. Even after upgrading a majority of the skills and getting your perfect load out, there’s still a ton of stuff to do in both the main story and the cavalcade of side missions. This game isn’t perfect, but it holds its own and ends up being a standout title worth the price of admission for the main campaign alone. It also has a pretty decent multiplayer aspect for after the game. I definitely give this game two swollen thumbs up and hope some DLC will come expanding on both the game and its story.





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And suddenly…CRACK! Pikachu summons a lightning bolt from the skies, sending Donkey Kong, already with 270 percent damage, to oblivion, bouncing off the screen into a results page, clapping-loop purgatory. My little brother lets out an “Ooooh!” in disbelief. My defeated friend slams his lime green controller to the ground, cracking the side and knocking over his soda. Everybody laughs, brags about the last round and quickly races to their favorite character for the next match as that familiar and iconic Super Smash Bros. theme fills my dark bedroom. This is my memory, but it is one countless people from my generation share. A pure and true multiplayer experience, the kind that has somehow become harder and harder to find as the years have gone on. For me, there is no better gaming system than the Nintendo 64 (N64). Today the graphics may be better, the machines sexier and the computers faster, but videogames have never been as exciting, fun or even important to me as they were from 1996 to 2001. Some of this is certainly nostalgia for a simpler time, but I have to believe the primary reason is the N64 offered something unprecedented for its time: a four-player, single console gaming experience. Think about it: You and three of your best friends, sitting in the same room, playing the same game against one another. This was more than promising; to a 10-year-old, this was revolutionary. Mario Kart. Goldeneye. Mario Party. Star Fox. Bomberman. Gauntlet. Mario Tennis. These were more than just ways to kill time don a rainy day. These were genuine bondd, ing experiences that, corny as it may sound, th taught me how to play fair, win and lose with e, class, develop social skills and, of course, place a perfectly aimed bomb on an opponent’s Arwing. These games provided the soundtrack to my youth and, at least in some ways, helped shape the person I am today.

As the years have passed and technology has advanced at an astronomical rate, the idea of sharing a gaming experience face-toface has become more and more archaic. It’s a point that’s been made a thousand times in a thousand stories, but as the Internet has grown larger, our lives have shrunk to the palm of our hands. As we’ve all become forever “connected” through social media, we’ve actually only grown further apart. We’ve traded the intimate and personal for the instant and anonymous. Family time now consists of a living room of strangers buried deep in their phones and tablets. Gaming in general has often been a scapegoat for this type of antisocial behavior. Gamers are consistently depicted as hermits and psychos by the media, and anytime a controversy arises, people find a way to link it to games. This is always frustrating to me, because it’s the total opposite of the experience I had. Video games were a time of friendship and connecting. They were a social tool, not an impediment. But the times have changed and so too have games. Massive online matches are now the norm, and kids and adults alike can now spend their days shouting obscenities into a headset or at a TV. I can’t speak for anyone, but if I’m going to curse at my opponent, I want him to be close enough to punch me in the arm for it. This isn’t to say traditional multiplayer is dead. Games like Rock Band and systems like the Wii even encourage it. But it was long ago surrendered to the casual gamer. The most intense, in-person, multiplayer matchup you can expect these days is a Wii Fit workout. The new Xbox and Playstation have been lighting up the web with the latest impressive technical specs and rumors about each system. This is exciting to many, but I personally will long for the days when me and my friends and family would sit in the same room with a handful of awkward controllers and share a wonderful time together. And hope that it will come again someday. Until then, I’ll have to plug up my dusty old N64 and blow out my Pokémon Stadium carg tridge.

The Eastern Progress, Thursday, January 24, 2013

Oscar nominations disappoint through their predictability Adam Turner

It’s 10:39 a.m. It’s an unusually warm and wet Thursday morning for January and I’m woken up by a familiar iPhone ding. I fall off my friend’s couch lazily reaching for the message, and lying on the ground I unlock the phone. It’s a text with a picture of today’s top headline, written in bold red type: LINCOLN LEADS OSCAR RACE WITH 12 NOMINATIONS. What a relief, right? Lincoln was admittedly one of my favorite films of the year (a movie so nice I saw it twice!) and seeing my favorites get nominated is a rare treat in Oscar season. Phew. This is usually the part where I should start to feel something. And yet… Nothing. No excitement, no nervousness, no righteous anger. Nothing. I lie motionless on the ground. This might make sense to the average filmgoer, but as passionate and annoying of a film buff as I am, this is undoubtedly a strange sensation. What was different? But I already know: I’m bored. Even with a few surprise nominees and a few surprise snubs, this race was over from the start. It is Lincoln’s to lose all across the board. I realize it is not the Academy Awards job to entertain me. It exists solely to reward and honor what its voters feel are the best films of the year (That, and to make millions of dollars off advertisements, of course). And by that standard, why shouldn’t Lincoln earn the praise? Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis and their massive cast and crew took a dense and potentially dull bit of backroom drama−the passing of the 13 amendment−and made it fascinating, thrilling and perfectly relatable to modern times. It is a stunning film and without a doubt a worthy candidate for Best Film. But much like a one-sided sports matchup is rarely entertaining, an Oscar race without any danger or wild cards is hardly a race at all. Honest Abe has already crossed the finish line, grabbed his prize and enjoyed a juice box back at home. So to speak. This is a lot of nitpicking, of course, for a year that was in many ways pretty satisfactory for the Oscars. Several unexpected underdogs, such as Amour, Beasts of Southern Wild and my beloved Django Unchained, got recognition in a number of categories, and there’s not a weak link in any of the nominees. But still, I lament. I hoped for a year where a daring and important film like Zero Dark Thirty would be rewarded for the dialogue it insti-

gated rather than crucified for its controversy (though it did rack up a few nominations, director Kathryn Bigelow’s snub essentially kills the film’s chances). I wished in a year where action and superhero films dominated the scene and changed the perception about what they could be, films like the deliciously entertaining Avengers, the challenging Dark Knight Rises, the reinvented Bond and the mind-bending Looper could have entered the awards conversation. And like every year, I prayed for a little Wes Anderson love, only to be limited to a Best Original Screenplay nod for the whimsical Moonrise Kingdom. These snubs are especially depressing when you consider that only nine of the available 10 slots for Best Film were filled. In a year as rich with good movies as 2012, why, Academy? How and why? I’m not saying Lincoln shouldn’t have been nominated, and I’m not saying it still wouldn’t have had a good od shot at winning had some snubs been unsnubbed. All I mean is that a year without sururprises means a year without the giddy speculation on and anticipation leading up to the big night this February. And that makess this movie fan a bit disheartened. d. But that doesn’t esn’t mean the ceremony mony itself will be dull, and with Seth Macfarlane ne at the helm, it could make for an entertaining night ght on its own terms. Plus,, a year with easy predictionss could result in some serious us winnings if you’re the gambling ambling type. And who knows? ws? If there’s one thing the Oscars scars are good at, it’s messing up the obvious winners, which could lead to some surprisingg results (I’m looking at you, Benh Zeitlin). Lincoln could shockingly hockingly walk away empty handed. ded. But that ain’t ’t going to happen.. So I get up off the floor, walk to my car, head to the nearest Redboxx to check out Beasts asts of Southern Wild and rememberr what it’s really all about: A love of the movies.

BREAK UP CONTINUED FROM B1 sign up to actually be members and had an incredible amount of people vote on each situation.” Throughout its infancy, Pennington has taken special measures to make sure it remains up to par. “I’ve been really working on tweaking it so it looks awesome on every operating system,” he said. Though it may seem surpriseing to some that a site developed by one of our own at Eastern has taken off, Pennington has had experience in this field. Previously,

MUSIC CONTINUED FROM B1 it’s coming out this year. The cool thing about the whole situation is that Rick Ross is larger than life and does not stop working on his craft. He just put out an album and mixtape last year, plenty of music videos released this year, tons of activity with his label MMG”and even more features. This guy means business. I truly enjoy seeing his finished products.

3. PSY- TBA The Korean pop star is the first person to ever rack up a billion views on a single YouTube video and he exceeded his one billion mark in under a year. The record breaking music video, “Gangam Style” is the modern day, “Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer, and to say that this man’s debut international album is highly anticipated is an understatement. I’m expecting this to be some genre

LIGHTNING CONTINUED FROM B1 roney), the events of the film eventually come full circle when Carson dies. While performances from Colfer and Wilson were, as expected, absolutely flawless, one of the most touching comes from Janney, but specifically when she and Colfer interact as mother and son onscreen. The chemistry between the two of them is phenomenal. The nonchalant wordy exchanges throughout the movie and the penultimate blowout between the two is honestly one of the most touching performances in the entire movie. The movie also does an excellent job at balancing the aspects of

CAMPUS CONTINUED FROM B1 dents will not have to commute to Richmond to utilize numerous services anymore. The Common Knowledge Gurus will provide academic and informational assistance through electronic methods such as Skype and the mobile ITV unit. “This initiative [Academic Resource Center] helps our regional Campus students connect to resources at the Richmond


he developed a niche-specific classifieds and auction marketplace geared toward people selling business materials called Contractor Yard Sale. “I’m still doing that, but I’m considering relaunching it now,” Pennington said. “I’ve had it offline working on some stuff with it, so I’m trying to think on a different approach.” Until then, however, Pennington gets to play matchmaker and home-wrecker in equal measure with his creative and intriguing new project. Check out the website at www. and sign up for an account today. blending, fast paced and artistically creative work this year from instant sensation PSY.

2. Drake-TBA The rapper hints that there will be a thurd album released this year, and with how good the last album, Take Care was, he has some big shoes to fill. This pressure is nothing new to the Canada native as he is in the executive producer position behind legendary R&B icon Aaliyah’s second posthumous album.

1. Dr. Dre-Detox It’s been 13 years since the album’s announcement and still no Detox from hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre. Expecting this album to come out this year is merely a subject of hope. According to rapper The Game, who’s been a part of the recording process for the album the last few years, “Detox is like Jesus, you’ll never see it.” Though as a fan and as a critic, I’m really trying to stay optimistic. Best Wishes for 2013.

comedy and drama without overwhelming you with too much of either. You know when to laugh, you know when to cry, and if you watch this movie, believe me you are going to do both. By the far the most impressive part of this film is Colfer himself. This film was a work of genius. While sitting in the theater, you can feel how much of himself he truly put into this entire idea, from the book to the screenplay to his own performance. What really grabs you are the last 15 minutes of the movie. You will literally be in tears as Colfer pulls the audience right into Carson’s mindset and gives everyone who grew up in a small-town with big dreams a reason to keep on fighting through.

VERDICT: A Campus,” said Corbin campus director Sandra Stevens. “Staff will help students connect via video conferencing to the Common Knowledge Gurus, math labs and writing labs, the Noel Studio, career counseling, financial aid and other services as they become available.” Miles may separate Eastern’s campuses and students, but the distance doesn’t affect the active campus life. Danville’s campus will continue to plan and host events throughout the semester.


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Sports B4 The Eastern Progress, Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Eric Stutz

Class: Sophomore Major: Accounng Hometown: Newburgh, Ind.

A. The Lord of the Rings. They are an amazing series of movies. Q. What type of music and/or arst do you listen to? A. Avril Lavigne and the Veggie Tales.

Q. At what age did you start playing basketball? What made you want to connue playing basketball? A. I was nine. I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t good enough to play baseball anymore.

Q.Who is your favorite athlete of all me, past or present, and why? A. Larry Bird. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from Indiana, like me.

Q. If you could play any other sport besides basketball what sport and why? A. Tennis. I enjoy playing tennis the most.

Q. What are your favorite and your least favorite things about playing basketball? A. Favorite- White line and hitting and setting picks. Least Favorite- Fronting the post.

Q. If you could play any other posion on the court other than center, what posion would it be and why? A. Point Guard. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to have my hands on the ball every play. PHOTO BY CHRIS RADCLIFFE

Q. What is your favorite movie or favorite types of movies and why?

Q. What made you want to aend and play basketball at Eastern? A. Coach Sully and the wonderful people here and the historic roof on the coliseum.

Lady Colonels defeat Jacksonville despite slow start, fall to Belmont The Lady Colonels went on a road trip over the past weekend, and came back with a 1-1 stat. Eastern traveled to Jacksonville, Ala., to face Jacksonville State on Saturday, Jan. 19, where the Lady Colonels pulled out a 69-51 win. They then turned around and lost to Belmont University 49-65 Monday, Jan. 21 in Nashville, Tenn. The Lady Colonels (10-7, 4-2 OVC) started slow against Jacksonville, but big performances from Marie Carpenter, Alex Jones and Brittany Coles helped the ladies pull out a big road win in conference play. Carpenter, who started her ďŹ rst game since an injury, made ďŹ ve shots (including three 3-pointers), giving a 15-point lead to the Lady Colonels. Carpenter shot 50 percent from outside the arc and added two steals to her stat line. Brittany Coles, who has been hitting big shots for the Lady Colonels all season, added 13 points to the scoreboard, nine of those being from 3-point range.

Coles is averaging almost 37 minutes played per game (out of 40 total). She ranks third in the OVC in that statistic. Senior Alex Jones threw in another double-double for the Lady Colonels with 12 points and 11 rebounds. She is now second all-time at Eastern in double-doubles with 30, and made her 100th career start for Eastern on Saturday night. On Monday night, against Belmont, the Lady Colonels could not hold on to their lead as well as they did on Saturday. Eastern led 29-28 at the half, but after trading baskets early in the second half and cooling oďŹ&#x20AC; for six minutes, Belmont took advantage and went on a 13-3 run, taking the lead. Senior Jade Barber helped lead Eastern in the game with 14 points, but the Bruins took a 15-point lead in the last four minutes, making it enough to win. Belmont leads the OVC with one loss in the conference play. The Lady Colonels will be at home for their next two games, having a rematch with Belmont on Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. and a game against Tennessee State on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.



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MEN’S BASKETBALL CONTINUED FROM B6 Timmy Knipp, a sophomore guard, scored 13 points, a career high against the Bruins. Knipp came off the bench for the Colonels and hit multiple clutch threes during Eastern’s impressive second half run. “I gave some energy, created some and helped overcome the deficit,” Knipp said about his performance. One area where the Colonels hurt themselves was on the glass. Belmont out-rebounded Eastern, 38-19. “We’ve got to get more boards,” Knipp said. “We’ve been working on our rebounding here lately in practice.” DiNunno attributed Eastern’s weak rebounding and losing important players, Orlando Williams and Marcus Lewis to injury as main factors in why they found themselves down 17. “Orlando and Marcus, two of our top guys going out and us being in foul trouble was huge,” DiNunno said. “Not getting rebounds and not keeping up with their [Belmont’s] pace was what hurt us down the stretch.” Belmont had been on an absolute tear against OVC opponents after winning their first four games by an average of 28.5 points.

WOMEN’S TENNIS CONTINUED FROM B6 Oertel said the Colonels won because of their planning rather than their skills. “Most of our girls did a good job of executing game plans,” he said. “They had a good strategy and did a great job of executing their game plan to succeed in their matches. There were a lot of battles, a lot of tight scores. We came out on the good side on almost all of them. It was girls winning with their heads instead of their skills.” Eastern played against the University of the Cumberlands (0-1) later that day keeping the winning streak going by being undefeated in both singles and doubles. Faouzi again won the No. 1 match 6-1, 6-0. Oscoz took the No. 2 match 6-0, 6-1. Colonel newcomer freshman Danielle Kinnen, Poffo and Jimenez all went 6-0,6-0 in the No. 3, No. 4 and

They are 78-12 against conference opponents in their home venue. “It wasn’t the sheer size of the place,” DiNunno said, when asked what made their arena so difficult to visit. “They have a good fan base and a hostile student section. And they are just a tough team.” Aside from their loss, the Colonels had to bounce back quickly Saturday night in their final road trip game against Jacksonville State (12-7, 4-4 OVC). Eastern won by a score of 73-62 and was led by transfer and sophomore guard, Corey Walden. Walden scored a career high 28 points and DiNunno matched his season high of 24. Walden was awarded OVC Co-Newcomer of the Week for his efforts against Jacksonville. This is his second award this season. Some players say they are using what they learned from the past weekend to help prepare for their next game against OVC team Tennessee State. “We need to guard the arc,” said Knipp. “[We] need to keep them out of the lane, keep them from driving.” DiNunno said he personally will look to attack when lanes open and will continue to keep his teammates involved. The Colonels will be at home for their Jan. 24 game against Tennessee State.

No. 5 match, respectively. Rodriguez barely broke that streak after winning the No. 6 singles match 6-1, 6-0. The results of the doubles matches reflected the results of the singles matches. Labeja and Oscoz won the No. 1 match 8-3. Faouzi and Gerritsen won their second No. 2 doubles match that day 8-0. Kinnen and Rodriguez came out undefeated in the No. 3 match 8-0. Both matches were played at the Greg Adams Indoor Tennis center. The Colonels return to the court at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Greg Adams Indoor Tennis Center. Oertel said that the Colonels won because of their planning rather than their skills. “Most of our girls did a good job of executing game plans,” he said. “They had a good strategy and did a great job of executing their game plan to succeed in their matches. There were a lot of battles, a lot of tight scores. We came out on the good side on almost all of them. It was girls winning with

Men’s tennis drops match to 19th ranked Tennessee By TYLER PHILLIPS Eastern’s Men’s Tennis team traveled to Knoxville, Tenn. Monday, Jan. 21 to start their indoor season. The Colonels and was defeated in straight sets by the nationally ranked No. 19 team, the Tennessee Volunteers. The Volunteers hold two of the best players in the country; Mikelis Libietis who is nationally ranked No.9 and Hunter Reese, ranked No.40. The Colonels only return one singles player from their 2012 NCAA tournament team, junior, Joao Maio. “For five out of the seven players on the team, this was their first college match,” Head Coach Rob Oertel said. “They just got on campus.” The Colonels have a whole new look to them this season with three freshman singles players and one sophomore who made his debut in an Eastern uniform against Libeitis. Sophomore Daridge Saidi, from Aubervilliers, France, is the Colonels’ number one singles player. Saidi lost

their heads instead of their skills.” Eastern played against the University of the Cumberlands (0-1) later that day, where they kept their winning streak by going undefeated in both singles and doubles. Faouzi again won the No. 1 match, 6-1, 6-0. Oscoz took the No. 2 match 6-0, 6-1. Poffo, Colonel newcomer freshman Danielle Kinnen and Jimenez all went 6-0,6-0 in the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 match, respectively. Rodriguez barely broke that streak after winning the No. 6 singles match 6-1, 6-0. The results of the doubles matches reflected the results of the singles matches. Labeja and Oscoz won the No. 1 match 8-3. Faouzi and Gerritsen won their second No. 2 doubles match that day 8-0. Kinnen and Rodriguez came out undefeated in the No. 3 match 8-0. Both matches were played at the Greg Adams Indoor Tennis center. The Colonels return to the court Friday, Jan. 25 at the Greg Adams Indoor Tennis Center at 4 p.m.

to Libeitis, 6-1, 6-0. Despite the loss, Oertel said he has big expectations for Saidi. “He is right now our number one,” Oertel said. “He should be our top two or three all year.” Tennessee’s Hunter Reese defeated sophomore Juano de la Llera 6-1 and 6-2 in the number two singles match. Eastern fell the last four matches to Tennessee in straight sets with three Did Not Finish’s. “We were a little overwhelmed today, “ Oertel said, “but we just need to keep working. This was a tall order for a bunch of new guys to play the number 19 team on the road.” The Colonels will play again Saturday, Jan. 26 at Butler. After coming off a loss to a ranked team, Butler is in the same situation as Eastern. Both are young squads. With no player older than a sophomore, the Butler Bulldogs are young but experienced. Last season, Eastern defeated the Bulldogs 5-2. This season Coach Oertel has high hopes for the team.


Eastern’s men’s tennis team showed up to cheer for the women’s team against Eastern Michigan last Saturday.


Thursday, January 24, 2013


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Women’s tennis begin season with wins over Eastern Michigan and Cumberlands By MATTHEW CRUMP The start of the indoor schedule for Eastern’s women’s tennis team was a success after back-to-back wins against the Eastern Michigan University Eagles and the University of the Cumberlands Patriots at home last Saturday. The Colonels (2-0) defeated the Eagles 6-1 and the Patriots 7-0. The Colonels started the day against the Eagles (1-3). The six Colonels’ starters of the match were the same starters that advanced to the NCAA tournament last year after undefeated OVC play. Sophomore Amandine Faouzi won the No. 1 match 6-2, 6-1. “There was a special score by Amandine Faouzi,” said Coach Rob Oertel. “Very standout scores by her today. That girl she played was good. I’m not surprised she beat her. I knew she had a good chance, but the scores were impressive.” The weak link for Eastern was Sophomore Melissa Gerritsen after a narrow loss 7-6, 7-6. Sophomore Kristina Labeja won the No. 3 match 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, and Junior Saioa Oscoz won the No. 4 match 6-2, 6-4. The No. 5 match started rocky after sophomore Marcela Jimenez lost her first set, 4-6. She came back to win the next two, 6-3 and 10-5. Junior Carmen Rodriguez won her match in a straight set 6-4, 6-3. Eastern won two of the three doubles matches. The No. 2 match was the first match to finish after Faouzi and Gerritsen defeated their opponents 8-2. Jimenez and junior Milena Poffo took the No. 3 match, 8-4. The No. 1 doubles match finished last when the Eagles triumphed over the Colonels 8-5.



Sophomore Kristina Labeja won her both her singles and doubles match. Six of Eastern’s starters return from last year’s squad that went undefeated in the OVC and went on to the 2012 NCAA tournament.

Belmont ends Eastern’s undefeated run in OVC By LANE TAYLOR


Sophomore Corey Walden scored a career-high 28 points against Jacksonville State last Saturday. He was awarded his second award this season when he was named OVC Co-Newcomer of the Week last Monday.

Eastern’s Men’s Basketball team suffered their first OVC defeat this weekend on a two-game road trip. The Colonels lost to Belmont University, 76-83 on Thursday, Jan.17 and defeated Jacksonville State University, 73-62 Saturday, Jan. 19. This pushed their OVC record to 5-1. The Colonels (15-4, 5-1 OVC) overcame another double-digit first half deficit, Thursday night at Belmont (15-4, 6-0 OVC). The Colonels overcame being down by 17 late in the first half by capturing a four-point lead with a little over six minutes left in the game. However, this time, Eastern could not hold on for the W. Belmont got hot toward the end, going on a 12-0 run and securing the 83-76 win over the visiting Colonels. Going into the game both teams were undefeated in OVC play, and both ranked inside the top 20 of the Mid Major National rankings; Belmont being number eight and Eastern sitting at number 17. Eastern was led in scoring by senior point guard, Mike DiNunno. Making 24 points in the game, he was able to make his season high. “Coach had me coming off a lot of ball screens,” DiNunno said, when asked what attributed to his big night. “[It] allowed me to hit a few step back threes, and carry the load offensively.”


Men’s track and field team has strong showing despite professional competition By MATTHEW CRUMP Six runners from Eastern’s Men’s Track and Field team tackled an impromptu meet at the Indiana Gladstein Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., Jan. 18. This was the first meet back for senior Soufiane Bouchikhi’s since break, after skipping the University of Kentucky Invitational hosted Jan. 11-12. The Colonels faced a couple of hurdles coming into the meet. The meet was added into the schedule shortly before taking place and there was stiff competition from teams like Ohio State University, Indiana University and runners from professional teams. The Colonels competed in three races: the men’s one mile invitational, the men’s one mile and the men’s 3,000 meter run. Bouchikhi was the top collegiate runner after placing fourth in the men’s one mile invitational with a time of 4:07.85.This time is short of his personal best, but is the best time for the OVC this winter. Bouchikhi was defeated by three professional runners, all of who were within a second of breaking the four-minute wall. Head Coach, Rick Erdmann said that racing against professionals is a good experience for Bouchikhi. “This is not the first time Soufiane has run against guys of that caliber,” Erdma-

nn said. “He’s one of the better collegiate runners in the country. He’s an All-American. He competes at a very high level. It’s a good experience.” Sophomore, Thijs Nijhuis and junior, Wade Meddles competed in the men’s onemile run. Nijhuis, named OVC Male Track Athlete of the Week, had the best results for the Colonels after his time of 4:08.39, earning him second place out of over 40 runners. Meddles placed tenth with a time of 4:14.97. “Thijs is running really well,” Erdmann said. “He’s improving. He improved from the week before at the University of Kentucky meet. I was pleased with him.” The three remaining runners competed in the men’s 3,000 meters run. Freshman, Mads Taersboel placed second out of 34 runners, with a time of 8:16.38. He bested his previous OVC-best time by almost eight seconds. Freshman, Sean Vandermosten finished tenth with a personal-best time of 8:28.42. Junior, Adams Ronnoh was a few places behind Vandermosten in fourteenth place, with a time of 8:32.17. Bouchikhi was named the Adidas OVC Co-Male Indoor Track Athlete of the Week for his debut efforts. The Colonels return to the track Jan. 25 and 26 at the Rod McCravy Memorial Invitational in Lexington.


Senior Soufiane Bouchikhi was named OVC Indoor Track Atlete of the Week for his performance last Friday. His mile at 4:07.85 is the best in the OVC this winter.

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