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Dispute erupts over SGA proposal for student groups SGA ETHICS ADMINISTRATOR ACCUSED OF SENDING UNAUTHORIZED EMAIL By TOPHER PAYTON A proposal that would allow Registered Student Organizations to be autonomous entities, free from most aspects of university oversight, set off a dispute between SGA officials and its ethics administrator in recent weeks. The dispute culminated Tuesday night in a grievance hearing over whether the ethics administrator overstepped his authority when he sent out an unauthorized email alerting student senators of the proposal. The grievance was presented Tuesday night to Student Court, which determines whether students violate university or SGA policy. At the center of the hearing is Michael Deaton, 21, a pre-med major from Dearborn, Mich., who serves as SGA’s Ethics Administrator. Deaton stands accused of sending an email to senators on Sept. 19 informing them that Michael Reagle, who oversees student life and also serves as an

adviser to SGA, would be visiting the Sept. 24 meeting to present a potential policy change for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). “The goal of the revision is to eliminate the standard that all RSO’s must uphold the policies and procedures set forth by the university,” Deaton said in the email to the senators. SGA officials said they took issue with Deaton’s email because they agreed not to get into the specifics of the proposal before Reagle had an opportunity to address the Student Senate—in hopes that students would get a clear presentation of the facts before voting. SGA officials also said that Deaton, in his capacity as Ethics Adminstrator, had no authority to inform senators of the proposal. “Michael Deaton was never asked to conduct an inquiry by any branch or member of [SGA],” wrote Andrew Beasley, chief of staff, who fi led the initial grievance against Deaton. “That letter was a move that he deemed necessary, and as such, is unconstitutional.” Deaton, however, said he believed student senators should have been notified of an impending policy proposal so they might educate themselves prior to the meeting, particularly one over something


Michael Deaton (far right) and Andrew Beasley (foreground) presented their arguments before Student Court (left) at Deaton’s hearing in which he was accused of violating SGA policy.

as contentious as the university distancing itself from RSOs. “As ethics administrator, I found this unethical,” Deaton said in an interview. “The Senate can’t represent the student body without knowing what they are voting on.”

The meeting Tuesday, in which Deaton’s alleged violation was heard by Student Court, drew a large crowd, many of whom were turned away from Library Room 128 because the room was fi lled to capacity. Many of those who didn’t get in






Two pedestrians were taken to Baptist Health Hospital after a being struck by a vehicle at 3:49 p.m. Saturday. The pedestrians were walking east while crossing Kit Carson Drive next to the Wallace Building when a yellow Ford Escape made a left turn from Park Drive onto Kit Carson Drive. The pedestrians, Cynthia Grey, 53, from Louisville and a juvenile female were in the intersection when the light turned green and the yellow Ford Escape, driven by Tyler Jordan, 22, from Florence proceeded to turn and failed to see Grey and the other pedestrian. Jordan stopped his vehicle after realizing he struck two people. Witnesses said the driver stopped at the light and waited for it to change prior to making his turn, but that he did not slow down until he made contact with the pedestrians, according to the traffic report.


A water pipe burst inside a shampoo room on the 10th floor of Telford Residence Hall resulting in water seeping into rooms and out the exterior wall.



Break in water pipe floods rooms inside Telford Hall

Chautauqua brings audience to laughter



By JACOB BLAIR Residents of Telford Hall were evacuated around 6 p.m. on Thursday after a water pipe broke on the 10th floor in a shampoo room. The pipe break left standing water in some rooms on the ninth and 10th floors. Excess water drained from side of the building. The fire log report said Eastern Police was dispatched to the hall for a fire alarm in the southwest elevator shaft. The officer said a detector that activated after the cold water pipe burst caused the fire alarm.

Kenna Middleton, director of Housing, said Facilities Services alerted her about the incident. “It looked pretty bleak,” Middleton said. However, she said the damage was fairly small considering the magnitude of what happened. Water was cascading down the side of the exterior while students were evacuating the building. Middleton said water going out the side of the building helped save the interior of the building from further damage. One student was trapped inside an elevator in Telford Hall. The fire log report said Zachary Burgy-Vanhoose was inside an elevator that stopped on the eighth floor. Middleton said the fire department


By HEATHER STEPHENS “What a philosopher calls an insight, a comedian calls a zinger.” The correlation between philosophy and comedy was the subject of Thursday night’s Chautauqua lecture, given by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein. Cathcart and Klein are co-authors of a series of philosophical and comedic books. The focus of the lecture was based on their book Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar… Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes. The book simplifies different thoughts of philosphy by translating them to jokes. The book is a New York Times best-seller and also appears on best-seller lists in France and Israel. The book has been translated into more than 20 different


Eastern receives $300,000 grant to add to research center LILLEY CORNETT WOODS ONE OF 11,000 TO RECEIVE FEDERAL GRANT By CALEB COMBS




Letcher County and the Lilley Cornett Woods will soon become the new home to a high-level research center operated by Eastern. Melinda Wilder, manager of Lilley Cornett Woods, expressed her excitement for a new research center made possible by a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). “We are very excited for the project to go through, it really opens up a lot of opportunities for research,” Wilder said.

Wilder is a co-director on the project along with Walter Borowski and Alice Jones who are professors from the Department of Geography and Geology. Wilder said the new center will serve as a functional research facility for regional scientists, professors and students. According to the NSF website, the foundation receives 40,000 research, education and training project proposals each year. Only 11,000 of those proposals receive a form of funding. In addition, the foundation receives several thousand applications for graduate and postdoctoral fellowships. The website states the NSF has a long review process for its grants, which includes several peer-reviewd decisions.



Malcolm Frisbie conducts fieldwork for the university’s biology program. Eastern received a $300,000 federal research grant, allowing the university to add to a reasearch center at the Lilley Cornett Woods.


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POLICE POLICE BEAT BEAT Oct. 2  A staff member called Eastern Police at 7:20 a.m. after they discovered items had been burned on top of a picnic table outside of Keene Hall. The Richmond Fire Department responded to inspect the scene.  Eastern Police and the Richmond Fire Department responded to Telford Hall at 7:46 a.m. after a fire alarm activated in a third floor room. The cause of the alarm excessive spray of cologne.

Oct. 3  Eastern Police was dispatched to Burnam Hall for medical assistance. Upon arrival, the officer found Garrett Lavine, 18, from Means, on the ground being tended to by people at the scene. Lavine was conscious but incoherent. He

slurred his speech according to the police report. An officer searched Lavine and found a blue and white glass pipe. The officer said the pipe smelled of marijuana. Madison County EMS transported Lavine to Baptist Health hospital. Lavine was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and is scheduled to appear in court.  An officer responded to a call at the Keen Johnson Building at 11:19 a.m. after an employee reported a 46” television was taken from the faculty lounge for the Teaching and Learning Center. An custodian that arrived the next morning said the lounge door was unlocked along with the exterior building doors. The value is estimated at $3,500.

Oct. 4  An officer responded to a call at Keene Hall at 12:06 a.m. after an RA reported a student was yelling at residents. The student, Emily Williams, 18, from Florence, was staggering near the side-

walk by the Model baseball field, according to the police report. The officer said Williams had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and was unsteady on her feet. Williams failed the administered field sobriety tests and was taken to the Madison County Detention Center.

Oct. 6  An officer stopped a Ford Mustang that was speeding on Kit Carson Drive at 12:16 a.m. The officer noticed the rear license plate was not lit. The vehicle stopped at the parking lot of the Lancaster Road Church of God. The driver, Charlie Haynes, 23, from Richmond, talked to the officer and told him he was a former student. The officer checked his license and found a warrant for Haynes for failure to appear. Haynes was given a warning for his rear license plate before he was taken to the Madison County Detention Center.

CAMPUS CAMPUS BRIEFS BRIEFS Paper drive to benefit Hope’s Wings Eastern’s Nursing Student Network will host a paper drive during the month of October for Hope’s Wings in Richmond. The group suggested items such as toilet paper, paper towels and notebook paper. Donation bins will be located in the Whitlock Building on the first floor, in the Dizney Building outside of Room 116 and the Rowlett Building by the parking lot entrance. For more information contact Patrick Morgan Fouts

Java City gets perfect score on follow-up inspecon After killing some insects, Java City passed its latest inspection conducted by the Madison County Health Department. The health department inspection said live cockroaches were found in the establishment. Even with cockroaches

present in the facility, Java City scored a 96 percent. Regardless of the score, Java City was required to have another inspection after they were given time to exterminate the roaches. Java City took the necessary precautions to eliminate the insects and a follow-up inspection was conducted. The coffee shop scored a 100 percent. The recent incident was the first time in eight years the store hadn’t passed its inspection, said Rhonda Wagoner, Java City manager. “We hope to get all of our customers back,” Wagoner said. “We love our customers and we hope you will come see us still.” The failed inspection did not stop some students from visiting the shop on a regular basis. “I go in there almost every day and order a Cookies ‘N Cream Javalanche,” Emilie Spangler, 19, a sophomore from Letcher County. “Nothing is going to stop me from drinking them!” Megan Hukill, 20, a sophomore from Marietta, Ohio, also visits the shop on a regular basis. “I am a huge fan of their Great Pumpkin Lattes so I will still be visiting Java City,” Hukill said. “Besides, they passed their inspection so there is nothing to worry about.” Jessica Burke








10 a.m. Farmers Market Keen Johnson

4 p.m. Soccer vs. Southeast Missouri State Richmond

2 p.m. Volleyball vs. Eastern Illinois Richmond

1 p.m. Soccer vs. UT-Martin Richmond

Fall Break University Closed

Fall Break University Closed

All Day Women’s Tennis EKU Fall Invitational Richmond

Midterm grades due

All Day Men’s Golf vs. Austin Peay Hopkinsville

7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Wright State Dayton, Ohio

5 p.m. Wellness Wednesday Rec. Center

All Day Women’s Golf vs. Austin Peay Clarksville, Tenn.

9 p.m. Noah, Singer/Songwriter Powell Underground

7:30 p.m. Mark Wellman “Climbing Back: No Limits to the Beauty of the Outdoors” O’Donnell Hall Whitlock Building 8 p.m. “Weird Al” Yankovic Center for the Arts

7 p.m. Volleyball vs. SIU-Edwardsville Richmond

7 p.m. Eastern’s Got Talent Brock Auditorium


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CONTINUED FROM A1 along with DC Elevator was able to extricate Burgy-Vanhoose in less than 30 minutes. She said removing the student was the first priority for emergency responders before they let her enter the building to assess the damage. Middleton said it is not often that pipe breaks similar to this happen. Some students may remember the pipe break that occurred in McGregor Hall in 2010. She said most problems with flooding inside buildings, during her 19 years with Housing, were caused by sprinkler head vandalism. The pipe that broke on the 10th floor was a normal water pipe, Middleton said. Middleton said that property damage mainly occurred in one room where the water came through the ceiling on the ninth floor. Other damage to items on the floor in rooms was sporadic. According to the fire report, the police officer said 16 rooms had water inside of them. The elevator shaft had to dry out from the water. This left only two operational


Grey and the other female were transported by Madison County EMS to the Baptist Health Hospital for further evaluation. The roadway was cleared for vehicle traffic shortly before 5 p.m. In a separate incident on Friday, anoth-


CONTINUED FROM A1 Taking the lead on the project is Stephen Richter, associate professor of biological sciences, who also serves as the associate director of the Division of Natural Areas at Eastern. Richter oversees properties in three different natural areas. “Lilley Cornett Woods has the longest preserved old-growth forest in all of Kentucky,” Wilder said. “The forest serves as a control group into the understanding of this older ecosystem in contrast with the surrounding ones.” According to it’s website, the Lilley Cornett Woods consists of 554 acres of mixed mesophytic forest with approximately 252 acres designated as an “old-growth zone”, which means that the area has not been exposed to any manmade changes in 150 years. The website said the Lilley Cornett Woods are called the perfect place to conduct environmental and ecological studies.


languages. One part of the routine that made the entire auditorium laugh was when Klein posed a question based on a trip to Belgium. “What does the bottom of a Belgium Coca-Cola bottle say?” Klein said. “Open other end.” Cathcart said his favorite part about lecturing is the performing. He said since he started lecturing, he has become a total per-

elevators on the opposite end of the building during the weekend, Middleton said. Students evacuated the building because the fire alarm had activated, but some didn’t think much of the alarm. Dustin Munts, 20, applied engineering junior from Somerset, said he was on the 11th floor when he had to evacuate. “We were chilling in the room and heard the fire alarm go off,” Munts said. “It was the third one in four days. We didn’t think anything of it. We didn’t even notice anything was wrong until we seen water coming down the side of the wall.” Marc Whitt, university spokesman, said residents on the floors above the 10th floor were allowed back in at 8:45 p.m. All residents were back inside the hall before 11 p.m., Middleton said. Middleton said the Housing website was updated throughout the evening to inform residents about the situation and availability of access to the floors. She said the situation was handled really well, all things considered. “It’s unbelievable how quickly a situation can be dealt with,” Middleton said. “We had eight or nine hall directors over there removing water along with custodians.”

er pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the same intersection at 3:20 p.m. The pedestrian, Stephanie Million, 21, from Harrodsburg, was crossing the street at the intersection walking toward the Wallace Building when a green or black car made a left turn and struck her. The female driver stopped to ask Million if she was okay and the driver fled the scene, according to the traffic report. Million said she was fine and declined EMS service.

The level of biodiversity in the region has increased the popularity of the Lilley Cornett Woods into one of the most visited sites for research with visits from other universities, federal agencies, and one private organization. Approximately 530 species of flowering plants and 700 breeding pairs of birds are present in the woods along with several animals and reptiles. Additionally, a total of 36 documented studies have been conducted in the area since 2011 from archaeological assessment of rock shelters to small animal studies. “The new center will open the area up to a new wave of opportunities,” Wilder said. Wilder said most of the research conducted in the Lilley Cornett Woods consisted of fieldwork up until now. The new center will essentially maximize the efficiency of research and work in the region. Guided tours on the two designated trails of the Lilley Cornett Woods are made available to the public with options between a 2-hour tour and a 4-hour tour. Students and staff are encouraged to schedule ahead of time to see one of the most unique ecosystems in all of Kentucky.

former. Klein likes lecturing for a different reason. His favorite part of the job is meeting new people and making people laugh. Cathcart’s favorite philosophers include many American philosophers, because they are very analytical and logical. He also enjoys what he calls the “murky European” philosophers, such as Heidegger, Sartre and Kant. Klein said his favorite philosopher was the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus, because he emphasized the importance of enjoying life. Cathcart and Klein met while they were attending Harvard and have been friends for 56 years. They met the very first day of their freshmen year. Their inspiration for the book


CONTINUED FROM A1 either stood outside the doorway to listen or went to middle Powell, where a live stream of the meeting was broadcast (although about 20 minutes in, the live feed broke up and was lost). Some of those in attendance came to protest the action taken against Deaton and placed duct tape over their mouths. “We are here to protest the fact that we believe that Michael Deaton was brought up on charges that were completely ridiculous,” said Rachel Thorely, 19, a paralegal studies major from Sulphur, Ky. “He exercised his right as a human to inform people of something that was already public knowledge.” SGA President Sarah Carpenter said the grievance against Deaton didn’t stem from the fact that he informed senators of the policy proposal but that he did so in his capacity as Ethics Administrator, which she said constituted an abuse of his office. Deaton said the information that he included in his email was nothing different than what was talked in the SGA meeting, which was a public meeting and hence open to anyone. Now that Student Court has heard the case, the six justices in attendance (two recused themselves and one was absent) will have five class days in which to render a verdict. If he’s found guilty, Deaton’s punishment—which could be as little as a reprimand or as grave as impeachment—will be decid-

Email that Michael Deaton sent to Student Senate members TO: SGA Student Senate Members FROM: Michael Deaton, Ethics Administrator DATE: September 19, 2013 SUBJECT: Meeng for Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Let me begin by congratulang you for beginning your journey as an acve member of the Eastern Kentucky University Student Government Associaon. Some of you will read this message as complimenng; others will receive it as encouraging. In either realm, your experience in SGA will undoubtedly be smulang and rewarding. The purpose of this email is to discuss the senments that will be on the agenda for the meeng Tuesday, September 24. On Tuesday, Dr. Michael Reagle will be approaching Student Senate with a policy revision pertaining to Registered Student Organizaons (RSOs). The goal of the revision is to eliminate the standard that all RSO’s must uphold the policies and procedures set forth by the University. This is an opportunity for each of you to exercise your privilege as a student body representave and engage in a fruiul conversaon to disseminate what that means and how it will effect student-based organizaons in the future. I encourage each of you, new and returning, to ask quesons and get educated on the topic before calling to vote. If you have any quesons, feel free to contact me by email or note them and ask during the business meeng on Tuesday. Thank you and have a pleasant weekend! Michael Deaton Ethics Administrator

ed by the Student Senate, SGA officials said. Initially the dispute began over university administrator’s proposal to SGA in which groups on campus would no longer be subject to university rules and policies. The move stems from a larger dilemma nationwide that universities face in over-

seeing student groups, which as part of the university are unable to have any say in who may or may not join their group. Th is was reinforced by a 2010 Supreme Court decision, which said that universities can legally refuse to recognize a religious organization unless it’s open for all students to join.


Cody Whittington (left) and Philipp Fox (right) wore duct tape over their mouths protesting the actions of executive cabinet of the Student Government Association. The tape represents Deaton’s punishment for breaking silence against SGA.

came from a revelation when Klein was telling Cathcart a joke one evening. When they realized that jokes had hidden philosophical meanings, they decided to write a book about it. After a year of emails and phone calls, they had a book that was ready to publish. Since their success, they’ve toured in various places giving lectures similar to the one they gave Thursday. Eastern is the third college they’ve visited and Cathcart said at the lecture that he thought Eastern was the largest audience they have ever addressed. Students who attended the lecture were entertained through various jokes and enlightened on their philosophical meaning. Rylan Cromer, 19, a freshman history major

from Rockcastle County said he learned a lot from this lecture and said that will be able to help him in his philosophy class. Another student, Kara Andrews, 18, a freshman biology major from London attended the lecture as well. Her favorite part was the way the two speakers interacted with one another. The next Chautauqua lecture is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 in O’Donnell Hall inside the Whitlock Building. Paralympian and motivational speaker Mark Wellman will give a lecture on the latest climbing equipment for disabled individuals titled Climbing Back: No Limits to the Beauty of the Outdoors.


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Tobacco ban smokes out dissention With the recent announcement that the university will move to a tobacco-free campus next year, Eastern made a progressive step toward protecting individuals’ rights. But in doing so, the university will also open itself to potshots and criticisms—largely because the change comes off as an edict from on-high, which inevitably draws questions about the motivations behind it. The ban will target all types of tobacco use, but smokers is the main group affected. Administrators say no specific group is in the crosshairs, but it’s clear that cigarettes draw the most complaints and are the main driver behind the ban. Murky spittoon bottles or a pod of hookah puffers on Powell Corner are minor annoyances, but hardly grounds for a campus-wide shift in policy. The upcoming “war on tobacco” really is a war on cigarettes and secondhand smoke. So smokers naturally will be defensive and express distaste for the policy. We don’t take issue with the ban. But we’d prefer to see it called what it is: a smoking ban. Seven years ago, a committee began this quest for a smoke-free campus. The committee devised the current tobacco policy, which bans smoking within 25 feet of a building. It also restricts use of other tobacco products within residence halls, academic and service buildings, athletic venues and non-designated smoking areas. Essentially, most of the proposed tobacco ban is already in place. The only thing that’s changing is that smoking will be prohibited everywhere on campus. Considering the fact that at any given time it’s possible to find someone standing next to a doorway puffing on a cigarette, many non-smokers will welcome a clearing of the air. President Michael Benson said he took up the cause after receiving what he perceived to be overwhelming support in favor of the ban. This goes along with a campus survey that found 64 percent of responders wanted to see a tobacco-free campus, said Renee Fox, co-chair of the tobacco-free task force. That said, it can and should be argued that Eastern should have made these steps years ago. Nearly 1,200 colleges and universities across the nation are already tobacco-free. Large state universities such as the universities of Louisville and Kentucky have been tobacco

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free since 2009. Northern Kentucky University is set to levy its own ban beginning next year, some five months before Eastern adopts its ban. President Benson said he attended Eastern’s football game on Morehead State’s campus, which is tobacco-free. And what Benson saw there, he said, suggested that it’s also quite possible at Eastern. But it shouldn’t take the rest of the state to be tobacco-free for Eastern to make such an obvious move. Rather than being a leader on the issue when it began examining a tobacco-free campus seven years ago, Eastern ends up as one of the last schools to make the change. When you weigh out the reduced liabilities to the university, it’s easy to see why Eastern is going tobacco-free. University officials don’t have an exact figure for how much money it will save, but President Benson said that, in time, nearly $1 million will be saved annually in insurance premiums. It won’t be immediate, but the fewer smokers and to-

bacco-users on campus, the cheaper the costs for Eastern to insure its entire population. Improving the quality of life for students, faculty and staff is great, and the university providing cessation tools such as nicotine therapy, as well as looking into other alternative methods shows the move isn’t completely about money. But it’s no coincidence that right after the university’s reallocations and restructuring, Eastern likewise makes the move to go tobacco-free, which will save money in the long term. People should probably fi nd better ways to relieve stress or for indulgence rather than ingesting carcinogens. For smokers, note that this is not the same as fatty foods or soft drinks because you choosing to be unhealthy doesn’t affect the next person’s ability to breathe clean air. Of course, there’s still the issue of enforcement. For starters, the university will have to invest in campus-wide signs. Northern Kentucky University, for exam-

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Correction n In the Oct. 26 edition of The Progress the article about City Fest incorrectly named J&R entertainment as the DJ

Mascot change suggestions uncreative The following list is every university with a Bulldog mascot: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Adrian College Alabama A&M University Bowie State University Bryant College Butler University California State University, Fresno Concordia University Cumberland University Drake University Ferris State University Gardner-Webb University Louisiana Tech University McPherson College Mississippi State University Samford University South Carolina State University

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ple, has peppered its campus with signs pointing out the impending change. For Eastern, this could prove interesting, considering that half the buildings on campus aren’t clearly marked on their own. So additional signs could either be a challenge or a welcome change (one that might shore up the lack of signs elsewhere). Schools that have imposed bans on smoking have different levels of enforcement ranging from official citations to public reporting and enforcement. The only good aspect of lagging behind other schools is being able to use those policies as a guide for implementing Eastern’s policy, something that the university is doing, Fox said. All of which is to say that the move to a tobacco-free university makes sense. Sure, it’ll have its hiccups, but that’s to be expected whenever a big change is made to university culture. And change, while daunting, is the only way to find out whether something new might work better.

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University Texas Lutheran University The Citadel Truman State University Union College University of Georgia University of Minnesota Duluth University of Montana-Western University of Redlands Wingate University Yale University


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Government shutdown amounts to massive blame game Daniel Klapheke Over the past week or so the U.S. government has been in the middle of a shutdown. The term seems to strike fear in people as if it means that chaotic anarchists will soon be running the streets, but that is not the case. The government has actually shut down several times throughout history, with the one last occurring in late 1995. A shutdown occurs when Congress refuses to pass a spending

bill that funds the government. This is currently the case as the left and the right try to come up with a budget, which is stuck in the mud because of funding for Obamacare (formally known as The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). Obamacare has been the topic of heated discussion in politics, but many Americans are actually unaware of what the act will do. Obamacare will essentially require that all citizens have health insurance, and will include a new medical device tax. Republicans have fiercely opposed the Democrat-supported bill to the point that Congress has refused to fund Obamacare. In turn, the U.S. government has ceased operation.

Depending on which perspective the shutdown is viewed, there are varying levels of its effect. Fortunately the military is still in operation, which prevents us from being defensively off guard. Social Security checks will also continue to be paid. This asylum, however, does not extend to federal loans or permits, as the federal government cannot give out requested money if it cannot fund itself. Additionally, national parks are also currently shutdown, which will cause many disappointing field trips. How does the government shutdown affect us students? For those who depend on federal student loans, rest assured that your funds will not cease,

but the downsizing of federal employees able to work will make getting answers about your loan difficult. If you have a research paper requiring the use of some federally-run website you will have to do more tedious searching as federal websites such as the National Parks site is down. For the short term there is not much to seriously worry about during this shutdown. If an agreement is met we could be seeing the government up and running in days. The issue is that there is no agreement in sight. Republicans ferocious opposition of Obamacare compared to the same level of support for the measure from Democrats lets us know there is no happy

medium that will satisfy both sides. Some temporary spending measure could be made for the sake of reviving the government, but that will not fully solve anything. It appears as if neither side will drop the case, so even when government resumes there will be the same degree of division and tension. Severe government disagreement of any sort is detrimental, but for now Americans can breathe easy for the most part. I for one certainly wish for a quick solution in which we will see an agreement that is for the better of the entire country. Until then we must sit and watch the federal blame game between Republicans and Democrats drag on.

Campus Sound Off What do you think of the university’s move to ban tobacco on campus?

“Being a non-smoker, I think it’s great for people’s health, but people who want to smoke will find a way whether it’s banned or not. This ban is just oppressing them. It gives a good facade to the school, but I think it’s just going to cause discomfort.” William Brantly Hometown: Sharpsburg Major: Undeclared Year: Sophomore “I think it’s a good policy but it probably won’t go over very well. There is already too much smoking on campus as is.” Steve Marraccini Hometown: Lawrenceburg Major: History educaon Year: Junior

“I’m graduang. I don’t give a care. Honestly, they should just enforce the smoke box rule before they make campus 100 percent smoke free.” Melissa Cook Hometown: Casey County Major: Sociology Year: Senior

“I don’t like it. I smoke hookah and cigarees and I think the campus is wasng a lot of money geng rid of the smoke boxes.” Zane Griffin Hometown: Louisville Major: Forensics Year: Freshman

“I would keep smoking on campus. I like my cigarees.” Arthur Cook Hometown: Lexington Major: Fire Protecon Year: Junior

“I like it because I am allergic to cigaree smoke so I am going to feel beer on campus. I am OK with a smoke free campus but not a tobacco free campus because dipping doesn’t distract my learning or effect me.” Misty Johnson Hometown: Louisville Major: Health Service Administraon Year: Sophomore

“It really doesn’t affect me but I can see where Benson is coming from because nobody stays in the smoke boxes or abides by the smoking rules.” Erica Wright Hometown: Jenkins Major: Nursing Year: Sophomore

“Smoking can’t be controlled. Everyone will probably rebel.” Curs Conrad Hometown: Greenville Major: Graphic Design Year: Freshman

“I think it’s great. It would be nice not to walk through a big smoke cloud.” Ashley Downs Hometown: Bardstown Major: Accounng Year: Freshman

“Smoking is typically something I ignore because I don’t smoke. As far as air quality goes, it could benefit the campus. The ban is not a negave, really, but it won’t change anything for me. I won’t miss it.” Dillon Lucas Hometown: Louisville Major: Graphic Design Year: Sophomore


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Heavy weekend showers douse Eastern’s campus


Richmond was covered with an estimated 2 inches of rain Sunday. The showers pelted campus for hours, creating hazardous driving conditions as large pools of water formed on local roads.

Richmond officials propose bike lanes, trails IN AN EFFORT TO EASE COMMUTE FOR CYCLISTS, RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSES BIKE LANES By GABRIEL FERNANDES Eastern students may have a better time commuting through Richmond on bicycles and on foot if the Richmond City Council follows through with suggestions for improving existing traffic routes by installing bike lanes and multi-use trails. City officials invited the audience to provide feedback on the specific changes they would like to see at a Richmond City Council meeting on Sept. 25. One of the greatest concerns residents expressed was the lack of connectivity between residential and commercial areas in Richmond. The council wanted to have alternate methods to get to places like the Richmond Mall and Kroger. Cyclists living close to East Main Street expressed troubles with

getting to places such as the Richmond Mall and Kroger. The installment of bike pedways along the Eastern Bypass was suggested to ease access to locations along the Bypass. Other suggestions included the installment of bike lanes on Main Street and creating a way for bikes to cross the Eastern Bypass close to the Center for the Arts. Jennifer Koslow, assistant professor of biology, was present at the meeting. She summarized the problems of pedestrians and cyclists in Richmond. “It is not a walkable community,” Koslow said. “We don’t have alternative transportation as an option.” Mike Hale, owner of Mike’s Hike and Bike, spoke at the meeting. He spoke excitedly about the prospect of the city taking the idea of different modes of transportation seriously, but was concerned that many people do not know the laws that govern the traffic for cyclists. “We need to make drivers and cyclists aware of the law,” Hale said. “Cars are not allowed to drive on the sidewalks, just like

bikes are not allowed to be on sidewalks.” Hale said making Richmond friendly for cyclists could bring economic benefits to the city. He mentioned the Virginia Creeper Trail, a 34 mile trail that connects the cities of Damascus, Va. to Abingdon, Va. Thousands of cyclists come from other states to travel the trail, generating income for local businesses. “Trails like that are easy to maintain and bring in money in tourism,” Hale said. Some other members of the community also provided important feedback on changes the city needs to make. Alice Jones, director of the office of sustainability, voiced the benefits students would have if bicycle transportation became viable in Richmond. “We will all benefit if it is possible for students to live in the city without needing to drive,” Jones said. “We have, for instance, a large number of international students who may not have been used to drive in their home countries, and when they get here they feel isolated because they need to have a car to go anywhere.”



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Weird Al Yankovich brings his brand of weird to EKU Center PERFORMANCE AT EKU CENTER WILL ALSO FEATURE MEMBERS OF EASTERN’S DANCE CLUB By WYATT MADDEN Weird Al Yankovich didn’t start out his career intending to be a parody musician. But after a few threehour shifts at his college radio station, where he earned the name “Weird Al” because of his on-air hijinks, it dawned on him that the architectural degree that he was working on would not be put to use. Instead, he wanted to entertain people through music. “My dad always said that success means making a living doing what makes you happy,” Yankovich said. Yankovich followed his dad’s advice—and to great success, selling more than 12 million albums over four decades of work and netting three Grammy’s and numerous awards for hits like “Eat It,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Fat,” and “Amish Paradise.” His hit song “White and Nerdy” remained number one

on iTunes for two months. Yankovich will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the EKU Center for the Arts. Tickets will cost $49 for orchestra seats, $39 for grand tier seats. Yankovich will be accompanied by the 501st Legion Star Wars fan club for a Star Wars-themed portion of the show. Two Eastern dance club members will be performing as well. Yankovich said music first entered his life


when his parents bought him an accordion with accompanying lessons. He is also able to play other keyboard-based instruments, but the accordion was his first.

de that decision for “My parents made id. “They never me,” Yankovich said. ely, so I was like wanted me to be lonely, a one-man-band.” gh, YankovDuring junior high, ich had aspirations to work for Mad Magazine. Butt Yankovich said a teacher told him that they couldn’t see him in comedy. Around age 12, Yankovich had a graphing teacher who got him tecinterested in architecture. ayOther than playoving music, Yankovus. ich was very studious. od He attended Lynwood re High School where he graduated at age 16 as valedictorian. Ya n ko v i c h then attended California Polytechnic State Universit y-San Luis Obispo, where he pursued a degree in architecture. He lived in campus dorms

Want to do an Ironman Triathlon? You’ve got 31 days By KAYLA LASURE


Up-and-coming country singer Kacey Musgraves performs at the EKU Center for the Arts on Oct. 8, 2013 sponsored by the Student Activities Council. Students can purchase tickets in the Student Government Office from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kacey Musgraves chosen for fall concert TICKETS ON SALE NOW TO SEE UP AND COMING COUNTRY ARTIST OCT. 30 By KALEIGH UNDERWOOD Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Student Activities Council (SAC) released the name for its fall concert. Up-and-coming country singer Kacey Musgraves performs at 8 p.m. on Oct. 30, 2013 at the Center for the Arts. Musgraves is a Nashville-based

singer-songwriter whose fourth studio album and label debut, Same Trailer Different Park, was released in March of this year. She has recently been on tour with Little Big Town and Kenny Chesney as well as a European tour with Lady Antebellum. SAC also considered other country acts such as Florida Georgia Line, Gloriana, Jana Kramer, and Marie Cobb. “We look for a decent response,” Ryan Poynter, SAC concert committee chair. “It probably won’t be as big of a concert as the Phillip Phillips concert because he was a larger name. But Kacey is up and

coming, she’s getting bigger every day.” Poynter said Musgraves was exactly what SAC was looking for when considering options for the fall concert. “She had four dates left in her schedule and was rounding out a tour,” Poynter said. “We’ve not had a country concert in a few years so we felt she was a great choice.” Tickets are on sale now and students can purchase them for $10-12 in the SGA office in Middle Powell from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Public tickets are $15-17 and will be on sale at the EKU Center for the Arts box office and online at

Working out more is a common New Year’s resolution. But how often do people make this resolution during the month of October? On Tuesday, Oct. 1, Eastern Kentucky University began its Ironman Challenge. This event tests the ability of Eastern students, faculty or staff and alumni members of the Fitness and Wellness Center to complete 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking, and 26.4 miles of running. People who participate have only 31 days to finish this task in order to be able to say that they have completed the Ironman Challenge. Greg Corack, assistant director of intramurals and club sports, said that they thought the event would be a fun, competitive way to motivate people when the organization started this challenge three years ago. “Participating in this challenge is an easy way to get in shape,” Corack said. “Not many people consider October to be a month to be getting in shape. It’s a great month actually for people to start; it isn’t very crowded and gives people the time and equipment they need to be healthy.” Participants in the challenge can use the equipment in the Eastern Fitness & Wellness Center, Burke Wellness Center, and the Alumni Coliseum Pool. When utilizing these facilities, challengers must tell a staff member when they are working out for the challenge before beginning and after finishing that day. Contestants may also complete some of their distances outside of these facilities if it is more convenient. All distances swam, biked, and ran must be entered online to the Eastern Wellness Center online tracking system. “We use the honor system when it comes to people entering their distances into the tracking system,” Corack said. “We trust that people will enter the correct distances and be honest with their recordings.” So far, 75 people have signed up to participate in the Ironman Challenge. Corack said 300 en-


Residence Life Council promises entertaining show By KALEIGH UNDERWOOD

Students may be familiar with the national television hit America’s Got Talent that showcases a variety of acts from musical performances to stunt devils and dance teams. Eastern’s spin on the show, “Eastern’s Got Talent,” will hold its annual competition at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in Brock Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. Auditions were held on Oct. 2 and 3. To audition, you had to sign up and perform. After two days of watching acts and ranking them using score sheets, the panel of Residence Life Council (RLC) judges chose 22 acts that will form the competition. “Students should come because it

gives them the chance to see the talents the best. It will be great to see what att of other students and get involved within other people can do.” ll their school,” said Kelsey Hagan, 20, ocEach contestant or act will cupational science sophohave one perermore, from Fishers, Ind., formance to who serves as the RLC impress the programming chair. judges and For the competition, crowd. At the end four or five judges will of the contest, test, the n be selected from various top three will be given campus organizations. Sarawards. ah Carpenter, SGA PresiFirst place is a $200 Kelsey Hagan shopping spree, secdent, as well as a repreRlc Programming Chair ond place is a gift bassentative from housing and one from student life ket valued at $100 and have been selected. The third place is another other judges have yet to gift basket valued at $50. be named. “I think it will be exciting for people “It will be a really fun event,” Hagan said. “We had to cut so many great acts, to come and support the contestants,” so the competition really is the best of said Bethany Jones, 19, nursing soph-

“We had to cut so many great acts, so the competition really is the best of the best.”

omore from Fishmmunicaers, Ind. and RLC national communications coordinator. “It takes a lot of courage to audition in front of your peers and get up in front of a huge auditorium of people to perform.” The RLC will be running the event but Hagan expressed some concern about the



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New Rayman game doesn’t outshine its predecessor By MICHAEL EMERSON

Video games as a medium, and as a vehicle for stories, have advanced beyond the point of just being toys for children. They can tell stories that intrigue people as much as Shakespeare, and have graphics that look as gorgeous as a new Pixar movie. It’s pretty surprising, however, to see simplistic games such as the Rayman titles not only survive in the current market, but also thrive. Rayman Legends, released Sept. 3, was developed by the Montpellier branch of Ubisoft and directed by series creator Michel Ancel who uses the same, beautiful cartoony atmosphere and presentation as in the other games in the series. Even though Ancel and the team that worked on Rayman Origins is present, Legends takes what Origins perfected and attempts to take it further, but it ultimately misses what made Origins a nearly-perfect experience. Set in a surreal world created by an old shaman-like character called the “Bubble Dreamer”, Legends features the titular character of Rayman, a limbless hero of sorts; his best friend, a blue frog named Globox, and little creatures called “Teensies” that jump back into action as the nightmares caused by the evil Teensies plague their world once again. The group must traverse through different worlds via magical paintings in order to save kidnapped Teensies and

magical sprites known as Lums from the Nightmares’ clutches. As complex as the story may sound, it’s much like the one found in Origins, which is extremely cut and dried, and borderline random. There is only one line of discernible dialogue in the whole game, while the rest is comedic gibberish. Legends is a basic 2D side-scroll platform game reminiscent of old Mario games with 4-player co-op, and has you jumping, punching, and floating your way through six themed worlds including a Medieval fantasy setting with dragons and ogres, and a mouth-watering food world designed after the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos filled with colorful skeletons and cake. Origins was noted as having incredibly jarring difficulty spikes so Legends addresses this with more forgiving checkpoints and ample foresight into what you have to do in each level. This reduces the need for frustrating memorization. Legends features new content such as a soccer mini-game, costumes, pets and daily challenges for those with internet access. One major downside to Legends is the new “Murphy” levels, which need the assistance of a timed button-prompt to let the character of Murphy perform a necessary action in order to advance through the level. These levels come from the game being a WiiU exclusive, at first, and work well with a touchscreen but the PS3 and XBOX360 versions of these levels seem


tedious and slow down the fast pace that the games are known for. One thing that Legends and other Rayman games do get right is the jawdropping presentation. The visuals of the game are some of the best-produced graphics with expansive, hand-painted backgrounds and environments, all designed by artists. Although sometimes they look “too” good because the characters are as detailed as the backgrounds which causes them to blend in instead of popping out like in Origins. Another source of majesty in this game is the music which is scored by Christophe Heral and Billy Martin and features original tunes and some notable melodies. One of the highlights of Legends is its newly introduced, “Orchestral

Chaos” levels which have the player performing actions to the beat of familiar songs, like a hard rock cover of Ram Jam’s “Black Betty,” or a flamenco style cover of “Eye of the Tiger.” As good as the music is, it felt repetitive. Some of the more prominent songs from Origins were pulled into the game, and multiple levels will use the same track with little or no difference. Legends is a fantastic title but it is nowhere near the level of a complete experience as its predecessor and feels more like an experimental expansion pack. But one should consider this experiment a success. Grade: B

Legend of Sleepy Hollow returns in TV form for Halloween By MAYA JOHNSON

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow returns, but with a surprising new twist. Created by Phillip Iscove, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Len Wiseman, Fox’s new series, Sleepy Hollow, puts a new spin on the legendary story of Ichabod Crane. Crane, played by Tom Mison, dies during a mission for General George Washington in 1781, but then awakens in the year 2013 in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. Crane is resurrected from a spell that was put on him by his witch wife Katrina Crane, played by Katia Winter. But he’s not the only one who is resurrected. The Headless Horseman, whose head was chopped off by Ichabod, is also awake and seeks revenge by beheading innocent people. Crane teams up with Lt. Abbie Mills, played by Nichole Beharie, to search for the Horseman and for the people responsible for bringning him back to life. If the Horseman is not stopped, supernatural forces will affect the Earth.

During the search and investigation, Crane and Mills find that dark forces are beginning to stir around them, taking innocent lives and growing stronger every second. Each episode is an hour long and is full of suspense and surprises. As Crane and Mills get closer as work partners, they both reveal more secrets about themselves to one another, that are linked to the case in more ways than one. Despite only being on its fourth episode, the show has become a big hit and Fox has already renewed it for a second season. In its first episode, Sleepy Hollow attracted 10 million viewers and USA Today gave it 3 stars out of 4. Keeping a balance of funny and scary scenes, the show keeps the audience interested with a good sense of humor and just the right amount of scary content to keep them on the edge of their seats. These elements, along with brilliant character writing and twists, make Sleepy Hollow worth watching and should get just about anyone in the spirit of Halloween. Sleepy Hollow airs at 9 p.m., Mondays on Fox.



CONTINUED FROM B1 for his freshman year, and then lived off campus for the remainder of his degree. “They called it ‘Architorture,’” Yankovich said. “I didn’t really sleep as it was. It was a state university so it wasn’t that expensive. I was able to get by without a part time job.” During this time, Yankovich took shifts as a DJ for KCPR (his college radio station). He was known to play weird and humorous music on air. Also during this time, Yankovich recorded songs with his accordion and sent them to the Dr. Demenco radio show, where Yankovich was played and began to receive a following. “My Bologna,” was aired on Dr. Demenco’s station and became a national single. Before Yankovich graduated college he had added another single, “Another One Rides the Bus.” “It was a growing moment for me,” Yankovich said. “ The college radio was very important to me, it’s where I developed my personality and got the name ‘Weird Al.’” This wasn’t work for Yankovich; it was pleasure. KCPR was Yankovich’s recreation on campus. Yankovich said that for three hours he just got to go crazy. His career is based on his love for pure entertainment. “It’s something I’ve done since I was a small child,” Yankovich said. “I just never got out of the phase.” Although Yankovich didn’t apply his architecture degree, he did follow his dad’s advice of doing what made him happy. Even with the debt that college may put on students, there are still opportunities there. “It depends on what you want to do, it’s a personal choice,” Yankovich said, “If you enjoy what you’re doing in college then the debt shouldn’t be an issue.”

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Season change makes for wardrobe mistakes


new location. “Since we are in a new auditorium we have to figure out how everything works,” Hagan said. “We are working the entire event from the sound, lights, and curtains. But I think it’s going to be very successful. Last year we had to turn people away because we filled the Student Success Building. You shouldn’t have to do that at a free event that is for the students.”

Students to be on Easterns Got Talent: Kara Sturm Zack Hollins and Nick Howard Andrew Buehler Chloe Golding Lanceri (Ceci) Seivwright Shelbi Turner Kaeli Fletcher Matthew Hughes-Holland Katrina Maglio John Mathre Kim Prejeant Chris Montoya and Faith Collins Brittany Stewart Angel Spurlock Markisha Williams Jade McClure Hakeem Moore Kristen Gregory Brandy Neelly Zac and Eric Shoopman Jessica Casebolt Aaron Fore, Andrew Fore, Jerry Hockensmith


CONTINUED FROM B1 tries of activities were logged onto the Ironman Challenge webpage in less than a week. Students, alumni, and faculty or staff can sign up for the contest at any point during the month. There is no fee to enter into the challenge. Last year, the event had 275 participants, with 107 people actually finish. One of the contestants who finished was Kyle Reece, sport management senior. “I started the contest last year just because I wanted to begin the process to be-


By KALEIGH UNDERWOOD After unseasonably warm weather in late September and early October, it seems like temperatures dropped overnight and summer has turned into fall. While I was happy to see the leaves fi nally start falling off the trees, it seems other students have been left falling as well. As they grapple with what is or isn’t appropriate for this weather, I have to chuckle at some of the things I’m seeing students wearing. I’m not sure if some people just refuse to put their shorts away in one last bitter attempt to hold onto their school-free summer days, or if it’s just the hot-natured versus cold-natured argument. Regardless, it’s comical to walk down the sidewalk and see the differences in wardrobe people have this time of year. It’s time to retire the shorts, and bring out your jeans. Trade in your tank tops and tees for long sleeves and jackets. Summer is behind us, and winter is closer than we think, so get ready. Say goodbye to pool days, and hello to brisk autumn mornings. It’s over people, so start dressing like it. I’m a people-watcher by nature; so its almost impossible not to notice these things. I am also one of those people who don’t understand combinations like hoodies and shorts. It seems to me that if it’s cold enough outside to need a sweatshirt, then you might need to wear pants that cover your whole leg. There’s also the timeless union of Ugg

coming healthier,” Reece said. “I dropped about 9 or 10 pounds during the challenge month. You’re always staying active and having to do multiple workouts in one day to keep up with the distance requirements. You just have to keep telling yourself to keep going.” Reece, originally from Fishers, Ind., said that eight days into the challenge he has biked 30 miles and ran 9 miles. He said the hardest part of the challenge is the swimming portion. Reece said 30 laps in the Alumni Coliseum swimming pool equal one mile. He also said that he learned last year to pace himself in his distances and not try to get it all done in just a couple of days this time. Jennifer Hoff, criminal justice senior, from Independence, said the hardest part

boots and shorts. That combo boggles my mind even more. Winter boots with lots of fur, designed for the cold and snow, paired with jean shorts. Finally, I would like to address fl ip-flops. While it is the perfect shoe for a dorm shower or a day-spent poolside, this exposing footwear is not meant to be a staple of your wardrobe during cold temperatures. Nothing bothers me more than when people talk about how cold they are and I look down to see they’re wearing fl ip-flops. It’s common knowledge that you lose most of your body heat through your head and yyou feet, so when it’s cold outside, wear real shoes and if you’re bald maybe throw on a hat. Maybe I’m a product of my upbringing -- I was always taught growing up that there are specific ways to dress for different parts of the year and that this concept of changing out the wardrobe in your closet for each season is not only important but also absolutely necessary. Take the “no white shoes after labor day” rule we have in my family or the unspoken “no shorts after the fi rst frost” rule. As I scuff my sneakers through the dried leaves, sipping a white hot chocolate from my hand just covered by the end of my shirt sleeve, I can feel that fall has finally arrived. I’m just waiting for everyone else to catch on.

of the challenge for her is getting up and going to the gym. This is especially important because she has a time limit on when all of the distances have to be done. “Having a time limit of when I have to have the challenge completed by makes it hard and makes me get up and go to the gym because I know I can’t afford to put it off,” Hoff said. “This challenge is a good motivation to get into shape. So far I have biked about 40 miles in the gym and ran about 6 miles around my neighborhood.” Hoff, who is attempting the Ironman Challenge for the first time, said being able to tell people that she finished the challenge is great motivation for her to keep going. Hoff said she would hate to have to tell people she couldn’t make it

and quit. People who finish the challenge receive a T-shirt and are put into a raffle to win prizes. Corack said iPads were one of the six items raffled last year. Both Reece and Hoff said that working out with a friend eases some of the stress of trying to complete the challenge. “I’m completing the challenge by myself but I have actually motivated my friends to workout with me sometimes; it makes going to the gym a lot easier and encourages me,” Hoff said. “For those who are participating in the challenge; don’t give up and keep trying!” To log in distances, go to http://www. .

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The Saddle Club is a new club on campus that is focused on bringing horse riders and those who are interested in riding together. Saddle Club President Hannah Richardson, 23, agricultural business major, from Midway, gained approval for the club in February and strives to make the club a place to learn about the different kinds of riders and horse breeds. Approval for the club was denied at first by student life because of conflicting interests with the Eastern Equestrians. The club is separate from the Eastern Equestrians based on its openness for all types of horses and riders. The Eastern Equestrians’ main focus is on saddle-seat riding. Richardson grew up riding many different breeds of horses and wanted to create a group that reflected the many different aspects of riding, competitions and overall love of horses. The members of the Saddle Club range from experienced riders to those that have never been on a horse. Shelly Winstead, 23, business major, from Bardstown said the club was organized to connect students who cared about horses on a deeper level. Winstead also grew up around horses and felt the Saddle Club was a more comfortable experience for people who were interested in other types of riding. The Saddle Club is involved in mainly off-campus events including; College

Scholarship Day at Keeneland and the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). NAILE is in Louisville and runs from November 9-22. The club is very excited about attending the NAILE rodeo on the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night. The rodeo will be sponsoring breast cancer awareness by having the riders wear pink to show their support. The Saddle Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday and the third Monday of every month. For more information on the club, contact Hannah Richardson or check out the Saddle Club’s Facebook page.


Hanna Aichordson, 21, Agriculture business management junior from Richmond serves as President and Shelly Wanstead, 23, business senior, form Bardstown serves as secretary.

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Volleyball falls 0-3 to conference foe Austin Peay By ASHLEY OWENS The Colonel’s volleyball team (7-11, 1-3 OVC) traveled to Austin Peay State University on Saturday, Oct. 5 for another conference game and fell 0-3 to the Governors. Austin Peay (6-13, 3-1 OVC) outblocked Eastern, 7-3. Senior Ashley Edmonds led Eastern with nine kills while junior Alexis Plagens followed with eight. Sophomore Mallori Moat led the Colonels with 11 digs and junior Dena Ott followed with nine. The Colonels lost by scores of 22-25, 1725 and 21-25. “Instead of looking at the game negatively, I think we’re going to take it as a positive and learn from it,â€? Ott said. “Do what-

ever we can to ďŹ x some things.â€? Moat said the team needs to work better together during games and remain mentally strong and focused on the court. “We just need to come back stronger from the loss,â€? Moat said. “We just need to stay focused and work through things together and come back stronger this weekend.â€? Eastern competed without one of its regular starters, freshman Tori Anderson. Head coach Lori DENA OTT Duncan said Anderson had an injury that the sta and team were unaware of, and that an orthopedist had advised her to remain o the court for the rest of the season.

“The only student athlete that we don’t have in the lineup right now is Candace Biltz and she had some medical issues, so we haven’t had Candace traveling with our group since we played at home on Sept. 2,â€? Duncan said. “You think, not a super huge deal, it’s only one kid. Then we lost the ability to compete with Tori Anderson.â€? Duncan said competing with just 12 people took an emotional toll on the team during the match against Austin Peay. “The ďŹ rst set was tight until we got to a speciďŹ c rotation and it’s a rotation that Tori would be in,â€? Duncan said. “We couldn’t kill a ball and we really struggled, so we switched that rotation for the second set. We didn’t have as many problems in that rotation, but we weren’t as strong in oth-

er rotations as well. I think the third set we even switched our middle to see if that could solve the issue.� Despite the multiple rotation switches, Duncan said that without an adequate amount of time to practice these rotations before the match, they will not work. Eastern will return to Richmond this weekend to play Southern Illinois University Edwardsville at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 and Eastern Illinois University at 2 p.m. on Oct. 12. “A positive is we’ll be at home for a while,� Duncan said. “There’s nothing like being able to sleep in your own bed and get back into your own routine at home. Like I said, we’ve been traveling for six consecutive weekends and it takes its toll.�

Colonel Corner Johanna Boyer By CAITY JACKSON

Freshman Johanna Boyer is an outside hitter for Eastern’s volleyball team. The Colorado native is commonly referred to as Jojo and is majoring in Environmental Studies. After graduation, she said she wants to move to South America or Australia and help protect and preserve the ocean.

Q. What made you interested in volleyball? A. My mom forced me to go to tryouts in seventh grade. I wasn’t that great at ďŹ rst, but I kept trying. I have played volleyball for a total of six years.

Q. If you could be in a TV show, which one would it be? A. I would love to be on a crime show! I like CSI and NCIS and I would be the investigator that ďŹ gures everything out.

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The Eastern Progress, Thursday, October 10, 2013 Sports B5

Colonels drop two games during weekend to OVC foes By ASHLEY OWENS Eastern’s soccer team (2-9-1, 1-20 OVC) dropped a weekend of conference games against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Eastern Illinois University.

Southern Illinois Eastern battled Southern Illinois (7-3-, 1-2-1 OVC) on Oct. 4, but lost, 2-1. The game remained scoreless until the second half when Kayla Delgado made the first goal for the Cougars at 54:30. Another Southern Illinois goal followed at 78:14 to move the score 2-0. Freshman Cassie Smith scored Eastern’s first and only goal from 30 yards with just a minute left in the second half. Smith now leads the Colonels with six points on the season. Senior Brittany Nomady led the team with two shots, aiding Eastern in its four shots against the Cougars’ 12 shots. Senior Nikki Donnelly and Smith added one shot each.

Sophomore Erika Wolfer spent all 90 minutes in the net for Eastern, recording five saves.

Eastern Illinois The Colonels dropped its second game of the weekend to Eastern Illinois (4-9, 4-0 OVC) with a 1-0 loss. With just three minutes left to play, the game was tied 0-0. Eastern Illinois grabbed a goal from 10 yards out at the 87:40 minute mark. Donnelly led the team with five shots. Sophomore Katie Bright added three shots while junior Devon Saini added two shots. Overall Eastern put off 12 shots, falling behind Eastern Illinois’ 20 shots. Wolfer spent 66:42 minutes as goalie for the Colonels, but was replaced after receiving a red card and exiting the game. Sophomore Samm Melton played the remaining 23 minutes in the net. Eastern returns to The EKU Soccer Field to play Southeast Missouri at 4 p.m. on Oct. 11 and University of Tennessee at Martin at 4 p.m. on Oct. 13.


to practice. “Sofie continues to play really well,” Whitson said. “She didn’t hit any balls until yesterday in the first round of the tournament. She was not very prepared for the tournament and still played fairly well.” Sophomore Anna Gleixner was next up for Eastern. She tied 19th with a total of 159 (+15). Freshman Emilie Simmons tied for 22 with a total of 160 (+16). Sophomores Becky Sharpe and Rachel Welker tied for 28 with totals of 161 (+17) to round out Eastern’s roster. “Anna didn’t have her ‘A’ game this week,” Whitson said. “Everybody’s going to have a little bit of an off week every once in a while. She’s played so well for us this fall and I fully expect Anna to get to work on her game and be ready for Monday and Tuesday.” The University of Toledo won the event with a total of 611 (+11). Host Ball State came in second with a 618 score. The Colonels return to play during fall break at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate Oct. 14-15 in Clarksville, Tenn.


Freshman Cassie Smith scored Eastern’s only goal against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Oct. 4.


CONTINUED FROM B6 “It was a simple play that we run all the time, and I just did what I was supposed to and took off.” De La Cruz said. An injury to the regular back up Kyle Romano left the Colonels with a problem, but De La Cruz stepped up. “It was an amazing feeling,” De La Cruz said. “I’m glad the coaches believed in me to do that. They threw me

in there and I enjoyed every minute of it.” “I’ve played about seven different positions on this team since I got here, and when I ran to the end zone it felt unreal,” he said. “I never thought I’d get the opportunity to do it.” Every aspect of the team played well, but one thing kept frustrating every Colonel fan and head coach Dean Hood. Punt returner Stanley Absanon returned two punts deep into Governor territory, one of those for a touchdown.

Both were called back because of penalties. “It’s frustrating,” Hood said. “If it’s clean on film then I have new issues with it, but it has to be blatant. Disappointing, but that’s the way it is.” On a side note, punter Jordan Berry booted a 77-yard punt in the third quarter, just one yard short of Eastern’s record. Eastern is off this week and will return to the field on homecoming weekend at 3 p.m. on Oct. 19 against Tennessee Tech.


“I got three birdies, two bogies and thirteen pars,” Hinton said. Senior Stuart Witt shot a 228 (+12) and placed 47. Junior Taylor Riggs and Freshman Travis Rose tied for 57, scoring a 231 (+15). Junior Patric Sundlof came in 49, tying with another player, shooting a score of 229 (+13). The match had a late start because of rain and became too dark to finish the last nine holes. The last nine holes, along with the last round, were completed the next morning. Hinton said he has high hopes for the next match. “Everyone has played that course before, we should do well,” he said. “Austin Peay is really good, they are one of the best in the nation.” Eastern plays its next match on Oct. 14 at the F&M Bank Austin Peay Intercollegiate in Hopkinsville.


The Colonels kept Austin Peay to just six net rushing yards. Eastern’s overall record breaks even at 3-3 (1-1 OVC) after the win Oct. 5.

CROSS-COUNTRY feated teams like host Louisville, Miami (Ohio) and Vanderbilt. The men’s team was a different story. The ‘B’ team went to Louisville, while runners like seniors Soufiane Bouchikhi and Wade Meddles stayed home to rest. The Colonels ran in the men’s gold race. The men’s ‘B’ team placed eighth out of 19 teams with a score of 230.

The top runner for Eastern was junior Ben Toroitich, who placed 25 out of 163 with a time of 25:31.22. Toroitich is normally a top runner for the men’s team, but this event marked his first race since last November. Toroitich has been recovering from an injury. “Hopefully he (Toroitich) can keep going now,” Erdmann said. “Hopefully he can improve his condition and be a factor in the whole thing. That’s what we’re hoping for.” Junior Sean Vandermosten (26) followed right behind Toroitich after running the 8K race with a time of

25:31.63. Senior Adams Ronnoh (38) finished with a time of 25:42.49, sophomore Ben Turner (38) ran a time of 25:52.03 and senior Kyle Burton (123) finished in 27:12.94. Louisville won the event with a score of 53. Tennessee (2) trailed behind with a score of 81 and East Tennessee State finished third with a score of 175. Both teams have next week off, returning on Oct. 19 at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (men’s team) and at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (women’s team).




Matthew Crump, Editor

The Eastern Progress |

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Women’s golf nets third, thanks to Levin’s six birdies By MATTHEW CRUMP Eastern’s women’s golf team tied for third place at The 2013 Preview in Fishers, Ind. on Oct. 7 and 8. The Colonels shot 632 (+56) at the 16-team event. The 72-par, 6,127 yard event was played at the Hawthorns Golf Club. The teams played 18 holes total in two rounds. Head coach Mike Whitson said the team needs to work on its short game. “We’re still throwing away more shots around the green that we don’t need to,” Whitson said. “Two or three putts we don’t need to have. We have to tighten those things up. If we do that, our scores will start to come down.” The Colonels had a stronger score in the second round after shooting SOFIE LEVIN 323 in the first and 309 in the second. Whitson said weather conditions on Monday caused most of the teams to have worse showings in the first round. “We played the same level of play, just yesterday’s conditions were extremely difficult,” he said. “Yesterday was chilly and quite windy. The course was difficult both days; it’s just a hard golf course.” Freshman Sofie Levin was the highlight for the Colonels. She placed sixth out of 94 with a two-round +9 total of 153. Levin shot 78 in the first round and 75 in the second. She hit six birdies. Whitson said he was especially pleased with Levin’s performance. Levin was sick with a cold the week before the tournament and didn’t get a chance


Junior quarterback Jared McClain scored one of Eastern’s four rushing touchdowns against the Austin Peay Governors on Oct. 5.

Mad rush to victory EASTERN’S RUNNING GAME AND DEFENSE HELP COLONELS OVERTAKE AUSTIN PEAY, 38-3 By TYLER PHILLIPS Eastern (3-3, 1-1 OVC) earned a timely win Saturday night against Austin Peay, 38-3. “It was a must win for us today,” senior linebacker Anthony Brown said. The Colonels got the win behind its running game and defense. Eastern’s stable of running backs carried the load on offense and their rush defense held the Governors to just six yards rushing on 25 carries. Eastern rushed for 321 yards on 46 carries. The load was divided up between redshirt junior Caleb Watkins and redshirt freshman Jared Sanders for the majority of the game, and toward the end, redshirt freshman Thomas Owens and redshirt senior Ben De La Cruz carried the load for the Colonels. “You have to give the credit to the

offensive line,” Watkins said. “They played a great game.” Watkins seemed to be dragging Governors on his back all night, and he said the coaches made that an emphasis all week. Yards after contact would be key. “That’s something you have to do,” Watkins said. “You can’t go down with arm tackles. If you do that all game long, it’ll eventually wear them down and that’s what happened tonight.” CALEB WATKINS One missing piece of the Colonel offense was redshirt freshman running back JJ Jude, who didn’t play because of an injury. “We miss JJ and hope he can heal up this week,” Watkins said. “We have the mentality that the next man has to step up and they have to perform.” Eastern took the lead with a touchdown run by junior quarterback Jared McClain in the first quarter and never really looked back. The defense kept forcing Governor punts and the of-

Men’s golf finishes in middle of the pack at 16-team invitational By CAITY JACKSON caitlin_

fense took advantage of it. A touchdown run by Watkins with 12:45 to go in the second pushed it to 14-0, and a field goal eight minutes later made it 17-0. A late drive by Austin Peay made it close to the end zone but was picked off by Brown. “Johnny [Joseph] tipped it and it came in my hands,” Brown said. “I tried to cut it back across the field, but it didn’t work too well for me,” he said. The second half was a lot like the first. Austin Peay running back Tim Phillips, a Louisville native, fumbled into the hands of the Colonel defense on its first drive. Eastern capitalized with a touchdown pass from McClain to fullback Roman Lawson. Watkins had another touchdown run with 3:57 to go in the third quarter. The big story in the fourth quarter was the play of backup quarterback De La Cruz recently converted from wide receiver to backup quarterback. De La Cruz busted out a 79 yard run, outrunning every Governor defender to the end zone.

Eastern’s men’s golf team came away with a threeround score of 901 (+37) in a two-day tournament on Monday at the Bearcat Invitational. The Colonels placed tenth out of 16 teams. Austin Peay State University came out on top, shooting a score of 862 (-2). Marshall University came in second with 867 (+3) and Cincinnati finished third, shooting 871 (+7). “The course was pretty tough,” senior Garrett Hinton said. “We didn’t play too well as a team, but there is always tomorrow. It’s hard to get warmed up when you’re freezing.” Eastern placed eight shots behind SIU Edwardsville and Northern Kentucky, and two shots in front of Detroit. The match was played at the par 72, 7,100-yard Traditions Golf Club in Hebron, which is an hour and a half away from Richmond. It was a cold and windy two days with wet course conditions. Sixteen teams competed in the event. “It’s a lot easier to play when it’s nice outside,” Hinton said. “It was the first time this season we dealt with the elements.” In Eastern’s fourth match of the season, Hinton made it into the top 20, tying for 13 place scoring 220 (+4).



Eason wins 5K, women’s team places third at Louisville event By MATTHEW CRUMP Junior Ann Eason found success with Eastern’s women’s team at the Greater Louisville Classic on Oct. 5. Eason won the women’s 5K Gold race. The women’s team placed third overall and the men’s ‘B’ team finished eighth. Eason was, once again, the highlight for the women’s team. She won the women’s 5K Gold race with a time of 16:51.39. She edged out her closest competitor, senior Cally Macumber from the University of Kentucky, by six seconds. Macumber had topped Eason earlier this year at the Bluegrass Invitational. Eason’s efforts at the Greater Louisville Classic earned her a third Ohio Valley Conference Female Cross Country Runner of the Week honor. She has earned the honor every time she has competed this season. The rest of the Colonels were farther back

in the standings. Sophomore Ashley Svec was second for Eastern, placing 18 with a time of 17:54.81. Junior Una Britton (23) finished with a time of 17:58.76 and sophomore Anna Reddin (37) finished with a time of 18:16.75. Sophomore Cecile Chevillard rounded out the scoring five after placing 67 with a time of 18:26.31. “Our fifth girl was too far back,” head coach Rick Erdmann said. “We had some issues. We’re going to work on getting closer together and getting closer to the front.” Eastern’s women’s team finished third with a score of 126. The University of Kentucky (No. 6 in the Southeast Region) and Texas A&M (No. 3 in the South Central Region) tied for first place with a score of 92. Eastern went into the event ranked No. 5 in the NCAA Southeast Region. The Colonels de-



Junior Ann Eason was named the Ohio Valley Conference Female Cross Country Runner of the Week for the third time this season after her win on Oct. 5.

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