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What is your limit?
Everyone should know their limit when drinking, but most students don’t know what the appropriate amount is for their weight. Men Number of Body Weight in Pounds Drinks 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240
.04 .03 .03 .02 .02 .02 .02 .02
.08 .06 .05 .05 .04 .04 .03 .03
.15 .12 .11 .09 .08 .08 .07 .06
.19 .16 .13 .12 .11 .09 .09 .08
.23 .19 .16 .14 .15 .11 .10 .09
.26 .22 .19 .16 .17 .13 .12 .11
.11 .09 .08 .07 .06 .06 .05 .05
Subtract .015 for each hour after drinking.
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THE STUDENTS’ VOICE SINCE 1901
One drink equals 1.5 oz. of 80 proof liquor (40%), 12 oz. beer (4.5%), or 5 oz. wine (12%). Note: the figures are averages and may vary on the amount of food in your stomach.
Women Number of Body Weight in Pounds Drinks 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240
.05 .04 .03 .03 .03 .02 .02 .02
.09 .08 .07 .06 .05 .05 .04 .04
.18 .15 .13 .11 .10 .09 .08 .08
.23 .19 .16 .14 .13 .11 .10 .09
.27 .23 .19 .17 .15 .14 .12 .11
.32 .27 .23 .20 .18 .16 .14 .13
.14 .11 .11 .09 .08 .07 .06 .06
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Blame it on the Alcohol Binge drinking remains dangerous habit among students C onnor D elaney A manda G oering s ta f f w r i t e r copy editor
Foam reaches the tip of the glass like the tide coming in for the night. The familiar, soothing taste of beer rushes down your throat, followed by a grunt of satisfaction and the glass returning to the bar. Round after round, the glass is lifted, the drink is emptied and the glass returns. Half an hour has passed and there sit five empty glasses. Your vision is blurry, your confidence is up and your mobility is questionable. You’re drunk. Legally, binge drinking is defined as the act of drink-
ing enough alcohol to bring a person’s blood alcohol concentration to .08 grams percent or above in two hours, but many students rarely seem to just follow that guideline. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, binge drinking is the most common pattern of excessive alcohol use. Most of those who binge drink are not dependent on the substance. College students notoriously have high rates of alcoholism and incidents of alcohol poisoning. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, four out of five college students take part in the consumption of alcohol. “I think it’s an age thing,” said Abigail Chiroy, sophomore international business major. “People think that they want it because they can’t have it.”
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 90 percent of underage drinking in the United States comes in the form of binge drinking. Though the drinking age is 21 in the United States, underage drinking is not an uncommon sight for Americans. “I think it’s because they leave home and they go somewhere where they don’t have parents or guardians watching over their every move,” said Nathan Harris, junior communications major and co-president of Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol now known as Students Advocating Better Actions. “They take that freedom and they do more and more with it.” According to the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility in 2012, 81 percent of students across
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Huddleston, Harmon win by landslide A manda G oering copy editor
Max McCoy, associate professor of journalism and adviser to The Bulletin, discusses Emporia State’s social media policy at the final meeting for the social media work group April 4 in the president’s conference room. KATHRYN MARTIN | The Bulletin
Work group makes final touches to policy revision Social media work group meets for last time before presenting their revisions to KBOR W ill A ustin s ta f f w r i t e r
The work group entrusted by the Kansas Board of Regents with reviewing the governing body’s policy on social media use at regent universities held its final meeting last Friday at Emporia State. Since January, the work group has been developing recommendations for revising the KBOR social media policy and has also drafted a report supporting their suggestions. Co-chaired by Kevin Johnson, general counsel at ESU, and Charles Epp, professor at the University of Kansas, the
work group is composed of 13 members, representing all six regent Kansas universities, as well as the KU Medical Center. “Rather than editing the existing policy, we started with what would be the ideal policy in our perspective,” said Julia Keen, associate professor in the Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science at Kansas State University and a member of the special committee. During the meeting, they worked on the finishing touches of the revision and the report as members of the work group shared feedback from their campuses. Epp said they only had to “tweak the language a bit,” and the ideas in the draft remained the same by the end of the meeting. The work group developed six proposed revisions to the original social media policy
passed last December. Among them, the first revision calls for the policy to be moved in the KBOR policy manual from the “Suspensions, Terminations, and Dismissals” section to another area labeled “Other,” in order to change the underlying tone of the policy. The second revision would have KBOR affirm their commitment to academic freedom and the rights of the First Amendment. Epp said this was the main concern on regent university campuses. “Faculty and staff really want to be assured that academic freedom and their rights under the First Amendment to comment on and participate in public discussions remain protected,” Epp said. Johnson said the revisions also emphasize the authority of universities as employers
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After tallying the votes of 766 students, the 2014-15 Associated Student Government president, vice president and senator positions were announced at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 in the Memorial Union. Tyler Huddleston, junior Spanish and communication major, and his running mate, Victoria Harmon, junior accounting major with a leadership minor, won the ASG presidential race by 266 votes. Charlotte Smith, senior health promotion major, and Chase Sossi, sophomore English major, came in second with 162 votes. Rounding out the three candidate groups, Ray Voiers, sophomore political science major, and Matt Parra, junior political science
major, came in last with 150 votes. ASG senators were also voted into office. Jarrod Kline received a seat as a senator for the School of Business, and Jessica Rice received a position as a senator for the graduate school. Six students ran for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Elijah Williams, Clarissa Carrillo, Arisvet Hernandes, Ana Lucio Castro Munoz and Paige Hicks received office, leaving Randee Watkins out of office by only three votes. The Teacher’s College had six candidates as well. Alex Hull, Kate Dorian, Janet Weaver, Miranda Bargdill and Brandon Schrader all were voted into office as senators. With a 30-vote deficit, only Brady Harris did not receive a place as senator.
Tyler Huddleston, junior communication and Spanish major, hugs Victoria Harmon, junior accounting major, in celebration of winning the Associated Student Government presidential election April 9 in the Center for Student Involvement. Huddleston and Harmon’s platform includes a plan to increase ASG’s connection with students and the Emporia community. JON COFFEY | The Bulletin
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Logan Mize performs at Granada tomorrow After his first appearance in October in Emporia, Logan Mize is set to perform at the Emporia Granada Theatre as part of his “Workin’ and Drinkin’ Spring Tour” at 8 p.m. tomorrow. This will be his second time in Emporia, and according to Bryan Williams, executive director of The Granada, Mize is very excited to be back. “Roots and red-dirt country, high energy and upbeat fun dancing – it will definitely be a fun show,” Williams said. This show will be different from the one in the fall because Mize will be playing more songs from his new album. One of his latest singles is called “Workin’ and Drinkin.” Mize also was hired by the state of Kansas to create a song for tourism and commercials called “TravelKS,” the song entitled “Sunflower” can be found on YouTube. “The ticket sales weren’t what we’d hoped the first time he came. I think because there were so many different things going on with Homecoming week and the 150th year celebration not as many students and community members were able to come,” Williams said. The opening act at 8 p.m. will be a band called “The Plainsmen,” who hail from Oklahoma. They will bring “a lot of energy” to the show, Williams said. Tickets can be found online in advance for $10, and at the door for $15.
Baptist church hosts meal A Bar-B-Que Ribs and Bake Sale will be held at 11 a.m. this Saturday, April 2, at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 730 Sylvan. Proceeds from the sale will be used for the Vision 2015 Project, which consists of many renovations which have been completed in remodeling and enhancing the beauty and functionality of the church. A meal consisting of 3 bones, coleslaw, baked beans, dessert and soda costs $9. Individual components of the meal can be purchased separately if desired. Serving will continue until supplies are sold out. Meals can be eaten in the church Fellowship Hall or taken out, and delivery is available in Emporia for a charge of $1. To place a pick-up order, call 342-8218, 342-4633 or 342-7635 to ensure that your meal is still available when you arrive.
Community walks to benefit local MS patients Over 80 Emporia community members gathered on Saturday morning at Flint Hills Mall for a charity walk to help people in the region that have been afflicted with multiple sclerosis. The walk began in the Flint Hills Mall across from GNC and extended a mile and a half around the Lyon County Fairgrounds. Rachael Haynes, event coordinator, said this was her first year coordinating the event but this was the seventh year there has been a multiple sclerosis charity walk in Emporia. “We’ve had over 50 participants that registered for the walk online,” Haynes said. “But we’ve seen at least thirty more people have showed up here to walk this morning.” Haynes said proceeds will go towards paying for the medical expenses of people who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the region. “There are charity walks in Hutchinson, Hays, Lawrence and Manhattan that are also raising money for multiple sclerosis patients in the region,” Haynes said. “Our chapter is the Mid-America chapter, which donates its proceeds toward the medical expenses of those who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.” Kristen Siler, a participant in the walk, said this is the second year she has done the annual multiple sclerosis walk. She said she began participating in the walk after her mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Million-dollar honors college awaits approval A lec M anley s ta f f w r i t e r
The Kansas legislature recently passed a bill that will give Emporia State $1 million to start an Honors College. The bill is awaiting approval by Gov. Sam Brownback. According to David Cordle, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, an Honors College would attempt to create special opportunities for the strongest academic students at the institution. “For a long time here at ESU, we have had an honors program that has operated on a very small scale,” Cordle said. “It hasn’t involved large numbers of students. It hasn’t had a lot of resources behind it, so the amount and level of opportunities that we’ve been able to provide honors students has been limited.” Gary Wyatt, associate dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, said Brownback has cut taxes to try to stimulate the economy, so state revenue’s been lower than in the past. “In the midst of the need to cut, that was one of things that was on the chopping block,” Wyatt said. “I think financial exigency was one of the main reasons that it has not been successful in the past.” In order to receive an invitation to such a program, students would have to meet certain standards. The criteria for getting into the current honors program at ESU includes an ACT score of 26 or higher, or a
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respond appropriately to misuse of social media, and suggest listing examples of appropriate and inappropriate use of social media as guidelines. “We just tried to have a much nicer tone, to be more affirming and to hopefully be instructive,” Johnson said. “Confusion makes people nervous, and university people tend to be more nervous.” Epp, Johnson and Keen
Police Reports Reports given to The Bulletin from ESU Police and Safety April 2 A male student reported being stuck in an elevator in South Twin Towers. Officer released subject from elevator. Officer stopped a bicyclist at 15th and Highland. Verbal warning for a stop sign violation at 15th and Market. Officer provided escort for a female student from Newman Regional Health to 1829 Merchant. Custodian at Wildlife and Parks building reported someone knocked on the back door, but would not respond when she asked who was there. Officers made no contact. April 3 Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with an attempt to contact a subject at Memorial Union. Officer assisted Lyon Co. deputy with a car stop at Morningside Dr. and Fanestil Dr. April 4 Officers assisted motorist at 13th and Merchant. Vehicle was out of gas. Officers pushed vehicle into Lot 3. Officer checked welfare of occupants of IL P320168 in Sector 7. No problem was found. Officers checked welfare of occupant of KS 024EVF in Sector 7. No problem was found.
April 5 Officer checked the welfare of occupants of elevator number one in Memorial Union for an Emergency call. No problem found. Staff member from HPER building reported a drain leak in Laundry Room 121. Maintenance was contacted. A child was missing in Welch Stadium. Child was found. Officers assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a call in reference to two juvenile females with no parental supervision on East between 9th and 12th. No contact was made. Officers assisted the Emporia Police Dept. with a car stop at 12th and Constitution. April 6 An off-duty officer reported a male and a female possibly arguing in 300 E 12th. Officers contacted both subjects. No problem was found. Officers checked on a male bicyclist who had fallen off his bicycle in 1300 Merchant. Subject had already called 911 and an ambulance arrived shortly after officers made contact. April 7 Officer provided escort for a male student from memorial Union to 1000 Lincoln.
Officer provided escort for female student from Student Health Center to Newman Regional Health. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a possible drug possession call in Northeast Morse Hall Officer provided escort for a female student from 1200 Commercial to 1839 Merchant. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with an intrusion call at the Earl Center. Incident happened elsewhere. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with an animal problem north of I-35. Residential Life staff requested officers speak with a male student in Morse Hall Complex. April 8 Officer assisted Lyon Co. deputy in an attempt to locate runaway. Butcher Education Center Burglary. Officer was unable to gain access to the security panel. Officer stopped a bicyclist at 15th and Wooster Dr. Verbal warning for a one way violation. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with an attempt to locate at northeast Morse Hall. Female subject reported a burglary to her vehicle at 418 W 12th.
David Cordle, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, is an advocate for the idea of starting an honors college. The idea of an honors college has been around for several years already, however, up until this point, ESU has not been able to get the proposal for it passed. NICHOLAS SUMNER | The Bulletin
high school or transfer GPA of 3.5 or higher. “We often invite people with lower scores, and they do better when they get here, but the kind of student we want in the honors program or in an honors college, are just students in any area, who have a lot of initiative and a lot of creativity,” said William Clamurro, professor of Spanish and director of the honors program. The idea for an honors col-
lege has been in the works since 2012. According to Clamurro, the honors college students could be majoring in everything from education to accounting, so no particular area would receive emphasis. It could also be used as a tool for recruitment. “It’s seen as a program, a device, an idea that will give college that does it, or university, more visibility to attract better students,” Clamurro said.
said they do not know for certain how or when KBOR may modify their policy after viewing the work group’s recommendations. “I really believe they’re going to find it useful,” Johnson said. “I don’t know that they’ll take everything that we have and make it the policy, but I am…very confident that they will seriously
consider everything we’ve done and … make revisions to their policy based on what we’ve done.” The group will present their work to KBOR at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 16 in Topeka, but will send their recommendations and report to the governance body earlier. The document will also be made available to the public.
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Day of Silence aimed to stop bullying E mma A nderson copy editor
Tomorrow, in respect to those who did not or could not speak up to bullying, students plan to remain silent for 24 hours. People Respecting Individuality and Diversity in Education, or PRIDE, an organization whose goal is to foster a community of students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, as well as those who support the LGBT community, will be hosting this Day of Silence. The National Day of Silence was started in 1996 and is now organized by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, which is the organization through which PRIDE hosts it. “It’s a day where individuals are encouraged to be silent,” said Billy Garner, senior political science major and political chair of PRIDE. “Students, they’re silent…for two reasons. One reason is that silence…signifies the individuals who are being bullied and a lot of times those individuals…don’t talk about that bullying or they’re forced to be quiet because of bullying, so it signifies that. But it also signifies
individuals who see bullying, who are aware of bullying, but they’re silent, and they don’t do anything.” By participating in Day of Silence, students are bringing light to a situation that is very real for many who identify with the LGBT community. “I was bullied for many reasons my entire life. High school brought new challenges,” said Justin Petersen, graduate music student. “I was trying to come off as straight, but people could see right through my facade. I was mainly bullied by the athletic boys. As a result, I learned their schedules and the places they hung out in the school so that I could avoid them most days.” After the Day of Silence, PRIDE will also be hosting PRIDE week from April 21-26. There is an event planned for each day except Friday. Some activities for the week include an anti-bullying bonfire in Wilson Park on Monday, a rainbow round table on Tuesday and PRIDE prom in the Visser Hall atrium on Saturday. “I’m just really excited because I want people to feel accepted. I want everybody to
To spread awareness for those who have been bullied or have witnessed bullying without speaking out, the students in the RSO People Respecting Individuality and Diversity and Education will remain silent all day Friday, April 11. KATHRYN MARTIN | The Bulletin
have their voice heard, and I want everybody to be treated equally,” said Kaylynn Anderson, secondary social studies education major and secretary of PRIDE. PRIDE does various fund-
raisers throughout the year, such as bake sales and fundraisers at the skating rink or Spangles, to help fund activities for PRIDE week. “We’re just here to raise awareness for the LGBT com-
Wallace crowned Mr. ESU
Bringing out the pottery wheel, Miguel Alaniz, sophomore ceramic arts major, begins his pottery skills with a little background music from the movie “Ghost” April 3 in Albert Taylor Hall. “Unchained Melody” was a comedic add to Alaniz’s pottery throwing and finished up his vase in under 10 minutes.. JENNIFER PENDARVIS | The Bulletin
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Junho Yun, senior philosophy major, sings a Korean song during the Mr. ESU competition April 3 in Albert Taylor Hall. The Mr. ESU competition was held to raise funds to support the groups S.O.S. and Plumb Place who help women survivors of abuse and provide emergency shelter to those in need. JENNIFER PENDARVIS | The Bulletin
A talent show, swimsuit contest and a question and answer session were all part of the Mr. ESU, which took place at 7 p.m. April 3 in Albert Taylor Hall. Mr. ESU was hosted by Alpha Kappa Lambda and Sigma Sigma Sigma. Ten different contestants competed. Jawuan Wallace, freshman art education major, was voted the winner. Wallace said that he felt nervous at first, but once the first portion of the show finished, he felt at ease. “My favorite part had to be the talent show portion… What I actually did for my talent is,
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I actually free-styled to a song I’ve only heard once,” Wallace said. “At the end, I blindfolded myself and I did a windmill while taking off my shirt.” Wallace said the event is something that Emporia State students should look forward to in the future. “I think that you guys should definitely come to it next year, because this is just the beginning,” Wallace said. “This was already an amazing performance with every talent, every person who competed and every year it’s going to get better and better and better.” All proceeds from the show went to Plumb Place and SOS charities.
munity, but you don’t have to be a part of that community to be in PRIDE. Like myself, I’m not part of the community, but I am really excited about helping people out and making an advocacy for them,” Anderson said.
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the nation took part in binge drinking. “I go out about three times a week, that includes bars for karaoke, clubs to dance and to my friend’s house to hang out,” said Jamarious Wicker, senior theater major. “Drinking takes the edge off. It’s like letting the air out of the bag.” Wicker’s favorite drink is wine. For him, an ideal night would be doing something with friends, instead of simply hanging around drinking, but many students, especially those under the legal drinking age, feel the urge to push it further, especially when they reach the legal age. “I feel like everyone has that month of ‘alcoholism’ after turning 21, but I would say most people start slowing down,” said Harris. “It sounds awful but a lot of people start slowing down when there’s not that thrill of it being illegal anymore.” Because the university is aware that binge drinking exists, it provides a safe way home. Corky’s Cab is the university’s “safe ride” program for students planning on going out and drinking in town. Whether it’s excessive drinking or not, students can catch a ride home from, but not to, a bar, not a person’s house, via this service. To use Corky’s Cab, call 620-3660500.
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Unidentified STAFF EDITORIAL
Change has been the platform that our university has been heavily reinforcing not only this year, but for the past three years. So naturally, when the university announced that it would be releasing a new “visual identity,” the campus was ecstatic. Finally, we were going to have an actual visual identity that others could associate us with, since unlike Kansas State University and the University of Kansas, we don’t have a dominant mascot or logo. We thought that the announcement of the new logo was going to come at the end of the 150th year celebration, but it didn’t.
So we waited. And we waited. And we waited some more. On a non-official release date, the new “word mark” of the university was suddenly announced. We were confused. A word mark? Two logos we had voted on that we thought were in the final running – one with the words “Teaching, Research, Service” and one with Plumb Hall – were not chosen. Instead, a visual identity simply consisting of the words “Emporia State University” was chosen. Were the students asked what they wanted in their new visual identity? Well, we
were, but our opinion wasn’t good enough, it seems. Now, the power E logo that many have come to associate us with is only used for organizations and athletics. We were fixing something that was not broken, and our university didn’t do the best job of it. While the 150th anniversary logo is no longer applicable after this semester, a better choice to visually identify ourselves could have been made, especially with the student opinion utilized. We want our university to be represented by something that people will be able to recognize us by, not just our name.
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C onnor D elaney Opinion Writer
Three faculty members are leaving the Emporia State department of English, Modern Languages and Journalism soon, causing some stress on the department. Susan Kendrick, Roxane Riegler and Joshua Easterling have spent countless hours of hard work helping students attain greater knowledge and will be missed considerably. Though the department is aware of these partings,
the university has yet to hire any replacements. Mel Storm, chair of the department of English, Modern Languages and Journalism, said they will have 13 tenured or tenure-track professors and several adjuncts. Though this may not seem to be a small number, the EMLJ department produces more general education hours than any other department at ESU. The low amount of teach-
Raise the Bar for LGBTA
Emporia needs a gay bar. Being able to have a place where those who identify as a sexual minority can get together, mingle and meet one another would strengthen our community further. Creating this place with a casual atmosphere, and the option of food, drinks, and even dancing and entertainment, would also give a jumpstart to Emporia’s slightly-lacking night life. One of the things I appreciate most about Emporia State is its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Asexual community. It’s a relief to know that this is an accepting and even encouraging place. But, in my experience, even with a LGBTA community on campus, finding others of my persuasion is still tricky, and often requires a lot of guesswork. This is not truly a new concept. There are other college towns even nearby that have
a fairly bustling homosexual night life. Lawrence has at least four bar and grills that are open to gay, lesbian and all those patrons in between. There is a bar in Topeka as well, and both campuses have active LGBTA support for those students in question. Both Topeka and Lawrence are bigger towns than Emporia, but there’s no reason why we can’t offer the same kind of fun and casual environment as they do. Even if a whole new business can’t be created, there are already a number of bars and restaurants that could work with the LGBTA community in Emporia to give them a place to find each other and enjoy themselves. They could devote nights and specials specifically to attract and celebrate the community. By establishing a place and time just for LGBTA patrons, the anxiety of wondering or
R achel M arshall Opinion Writer
Unapologetic. That is what Barbie is feeling after controversy broke out when she appeared in the 50th anniversary of the well-known swimsuit issue of “Sports Illustrated” magazine. Barbie turned to her blog and published a post called, “Why Posing for ‘Sports Illustrated’ Suits Me,” defending herself and women in general. What is the big deal, you might ask? After all, Barbie is just a doll, not a real person. Others may have boycotted Barbie long ago because she gives girls “unrealistic body
will be retiring after the fall. So what should the university do to avoid future conflicts that will most likely arise out of this? The answer would be to hire on new faculty. Don’t just let them drop like flies. It may cost the university, but I’m sure we can survive without a new natatorium or a new honors college for a while so we can fund our existing, but thinning departments. If we hire more professors and instructors, we wouldn’t have to worry about who would have to teach five or six different classes or canceling classes students either need or are deeply interested in. If we bring some new faces to campus, we can increase our productivity and the quality of our English program.
THE BULLETIN M arilyn K earney Opinion Writer
having to guess if someone you like and want to get to know would be interested in you is eliminated, even if it’s just for a little while. Having the opportunity to spend a Friday or Saturday night drinking and dancing with a crowd I can relate to is invaluable to myself and to everyone like me who has struggled to find people like them.
Rolemodel Barbie expectations.” We worry more about her long legs and forget the examples Barbie sets, and the message that you can be anything you want, whether it’s an astronaut, doctor or a politician. Her latest message, though, is unforgettable. In her blog post, Barbie poses a powerful argument and calls out society by stating, “It’s time to stop boxing in potential. Be free to launch a career in a swimsuit, lead a company while gorgeous, or wear pink to an interview at MIT. The reality of today is that girls can go anywhere and be anything. They should celebrate who they are and never have to apologize for it.” After reading the message, it was no longer another debate over what is right and wrong. This had turned into an empowering statement for women to do anything you want to, but don’t sacrifice who you are in the midst of it all. I’ve been in Barbie’s pink heels before. As a student leader and current president of Blue Key Honor Society (an organization that historically
ers in the department will cause some stress, not only among the faculty, but also among students who will be taking these courses. Teachers might have to take on so many classes that they won’t be able to truly focus on one class at a time. They might also be forced to cover a class with which they have no previous experience. If a teacher isn’t able to focus or is too weighed down with stress, then their class will undoubtedly suffer. Not only will the small number of teachers cause the EMLJ department to thin, but it has already caused some classes to be canceled. Along with the three faculty members already leaving, Amy Sage Webb will be on sabbatical next semester, and Jim Hoy
only allowed male members), I have questioned how feminine I can be. I am a self-proclaimed “girly girl” that owns over 100 nail polishes. I’ve wondered if I’ll be taken less seriously not only because I am female, but also because I am shaking hands with administration and prestigious alums with glitter nail polish on my fingers. There have been times I’ve felt like I have to tone down my outgoing personality or see my personal success as a negative thing. Then I find myself saying, “I’m not going to apologize for being myself.” So it was great to see an icon come out and say the same thing. We shouldn’t have to water down ourselves for others or because we think society wants us a certain way. It shouldn’t matter if you agree or disagree with that fact that Barbie was on the cover of “Sports Illustrated.” We should feel comfortable in who we are and not have to sacrifice the quirky little things that make us happy and different. What are you keeping? I’m keeping the glitter.
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Track reunion gives alumni opportunity to compete
Jim Riedesel, Emporia State alumnus, talks about his experience at Emporia State at the track reunion banquet April 4 in the Skyline Dining Room. Riedesel is a two-time All American thrower who graduated in 1999. ALEX HAMMERSCHMIDT| The Bulletin
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Last Friday and Saturday, April 4-5, Emporia State hosted their annual track reunion, inviting alumni from the past track and field families, as well as the
Emporia community, to meet current athletes and compete in some events. “It’s kind of a reunion. (It’s) also just a way to stay connected with old teammates,” said Mike Giardine, a hammer thrower who graduated in 2000. “(It’s)
also to encourage the younger athletes, encourage recruiting, and just to support the track and field program at Emporia State.” Starting with a dinner Friday night, the current track team was able to meet with about 25-30 of ESU’s former stars, like Giardine, who holds the record for the men’s hammer throw. The furthest traveler was Robert Wilmott from New Jersey, who was also a men’s hammer thrower. “The ultimate goal is to get alums to come back and meet our current athletes,” said Steve Blocker, head track and field coach. “That way, we can share in more of that special club if you will.” Some of the alums in attendance this weekend also competed in throwing, though they did not place amongst the student athletes. “They threw the discus or the shot-put,” Blocker said. “One guy was…almost 40. But they
still did okay. They beat people. They’re still capable of going out and doing it.” Though in the past the reunion has not been entirely a planned event, there are certain alums who work to ensure that the reunion is both successful and fun. Giardine and several other hammer throw alums have been coming back to watch and support the track team for roughly the last five years. “The first two years we did this, it was just an unorganized thing where a couple of people decided we wanted to come back and watch a track meet because we missed it after all these years,” Giardine said. “Then we got together and said, ‘Why don’t we try to do something more formal?’ Make it official and bring back as many people from all different class and ages.” At the track meet hosted by the university on Saturday, alums tailgated and grilled for the athletes, enjoying the sunshine
with old friends and current runners, jumpers and throwers of the track team. “The fact that they still felt it was important to come back and show their support and meet us athletes really speaks a lot about how much our program has stayed with them,” said Carolyn Wallace, junior elementary education major. Wallace, a long distance runner, said she met a distance runner alum at the team dinner who graduated in the 60s, back when ESU didn’t even have women’s sports. She said it was crazy to think about how much has changed from then to now and feels glad that she gets to be a part of such a tight-knit family. On Saturday, Wallace placed 40 in the women’s 1500 meter run. At the meet, the women finished third overall, underneath UMKC and Missouri Southern, and the men finished fifth. Wallace said the team did “pretty solid.”
Group seeks to decriminalize marijuana in Kansas S teven E dwards s ta f f w r i t e r
After the recent legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado, petitions pushing for similar legislation in Kansas have been circulating around Emporia and other cities in Kansas. Kansas for Change, a notfor-profit organization working to reform marijuana laws in Kansas, is spearheading a petition drive for the decriminalization of marijuana in Kansas, seeking to remove criminal penalties for possession of an ounce or less and capping fines at $25. Esau Freeman, president of Kansas for Change, said the petition drive has been a challenge because “many citizens are afraid to speak out.” The petition drive has started in Emporia, Lawrence,
Wichita, Salina, Topeka and Wyandotte County. The Cannabis Compassion and Care Act – known as SB 9 in the state Senate and HB 2198 in the House – was introduced into state Congress last year and proposes the legalization of marijuana for medical use in the state of Kansas. Shortly after both bills were introduced, they were referred to the committee on public health and welfare and the committee on federal and state affairs, respectively. This was the last action taken on SB 9 and HB 2198, shelving the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act. “I support marijuana legalization completely,” said Ethan Schweinler, interdisciplinary studies alumni. “It may take a long time for it happen in Kansas, but I really think that it’s inevitable.” Currently, a person charged
with possession of any amount of marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia in Kansas can face up to a year of prison and a fine of $2,500 for the first offense, as well as mandatory drug testing and counseling. Subsequent offenses, as well as sale and cultivation of marijuana, are considered felonies and they yield much longer sentences. Fines for these can go up to $300,000. “The penalties for getting caught with marijuana in Kansas are entirely too draconian,” Schweinler said. Donna Drake, coordinator of the ESU Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention program, sees students who are dealing with addiction issues, as well as students with possession charges undergoing courtordered drug and/or alcohol counseling. “Marijuana legalization is a
touchy subject,” Drake said. According to a 2013 SurveyUSA poll, 58 percent of Kansans do not support legalization of marijuana for recreational use, but 70 percent of Kansans do support the legalization of marijuana for medical use. A 2013 Gallup poll also revealed that 58 percent of Americans supported legalizing marijuana outright. Drake said she is concerned about how younger students view marijuana in the light of the recent legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado. “Marijuana is a drug that can cause problems in people’s lives just like any other drug or addictive behavior,” Drake said. “People can become addicted to marijuana just like how people can become addicted to other illegal drugs, prescription drugs, gambling,
video games, sex, pornography or even the Internet.” Sally Crawford-Fowler, Student Wellness Center counselor, said she is concerned about the alleged cancer and mental health risks in marijuana use and sees it as “an experiment.” “At this point, I’m just going to sit back and see what Colorado does,” CrawfordFowler said. Despite her reservations about marijuana legalization, Drake said when it comes to the use of marijuana medicinally for terminally ill patients and patients that are experiencing extreme pain, she will “trust the physician in those cases where it’s deemed necessary” and also sees Colorado’s legalization of marijuana as an experimental process. “We’ll see what happens in Colorado,” Drake said.
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Joseph Cashore performed his solo show “Life in Motion” April 6 in Albert Taylor Hall. Cashore has had an interest in marionettes since he was a child and has been performing for over 30 years. PHOTO COURTESY OF CASHORE MARIONETTES
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Emporia State hosted the Cashore Marionette act Sunday, April 6 in Albert Taylor Hall. The host, Joseph Cashore performed, with his puppets through a numerous amount of different scenes, the show was called “Life in Motion.” Puppet performance dates back to around 600 years ago in Britain, according to the Victoria and Albert Museum, one of the world’s greatest museums of art and design. This has become a more popular form of entertainment around the world. Cashore first saw a marionette when he was 10 or 11 years old, and his fascination with them has grown ever since, according to the Cashore
Marionettes website. ESU has never had them here before, but has had similar events to this. “We heard of them through their agent,” said Melissa Windsor, arts council executive director. “I actually go to a conference every year and I work with their agent a lot for bringing in other groups to Emporia. The Cashore Marionettes happen to be in town because they are going to The Lied Center in Lawrence next week, so it worked out really well.” Albert Taylor Hall has the capacity to hold 1,200 people, so it was different to have the marionettes in this auditorium rather than a small one such as The Granada. Windsor said they made the decisions to have it in Albert Taylor Hall
just based on wanting to see if they could get as many students as possible to come. “We were given a grant from the university, so it allows students to come free,” Windsor said. “The Union Activities Council selected us to be a recipient and we’ve had this for several years. So, students will always get in free with any of the events and shows put on by the Arts Council.” The show had 300 people buy tickets in advance and were only allowing 500 to keep the event intimate. “I really liked the horse scene,” said Shirley Slaymaker, an Emporia community member who attended the show. “It was fascinating because it moved exactly like an actual horse. It’s crazy how human like they act and look like.”
Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school MURRYSVILLE (AP) — Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a “blank expression” stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him. At least five students were critically wounded, including a boy whose liver was pierced by a knife thrust that narrowly missed his heart and aorta, doctors said. Others also suffered deep abdominal puncture wounds. The rampage — which came after decades in which U.S. schools geared much of their emergency planning toward mass shootings, not stabbings — set off a screaming stampede, left blood on the floor and walls, and brought teachers rushing to help the victims. Police shed little light on the motive. The suspect, Alex Hribal, was taken into custody and treated for a minor hand wound, then was brought into court in shackles and
a hospital gown and charged with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault. He was jailed without bail, and authorities said he would be prosecuted as an adult. At the brief hearing, District Attorney John Peck said that after he was seized, Hribal made comments suggesting he wanted to die. Defense attorney Patrick Thomassey described him as a good student who got along with others, and asked for a psychiatric examination. The attack unfolded in the morning just minutes before the start of classes at 1,200-student Franklin Regional High School, in an upper-middle-class area 15 miles east of Pittsburgh. It was over in about five minutes, during which the boy ran wildly down about 200 feet of hallway, slashing away with knives 8 to 10 inches long, police said. Nate Moore, 15, said he saw the boy tackle and knife a freshman. He said he going to try to
break it up when the boy got up and slashed Moore’s face, opening a wound that required 11 stitches. “It was really fast. It felt like he hit me with a wet rag because I felt the blood splash on my face. It spurted up on my forehead,” Moore said. The attacker “had the same expression on his face that he has every day, which was the freakiest part,” he said. “He wasn’t saying anything. He didn’t have any anger on his face. It was just a blank expression.” Assistant Principal Sam King finally tackled the boy and disarmed him, and a Murrysville police officer who is regularly assigned to the school handcuffed him, police said. King’s son told The Associated Press that his father was treated at a hospital, though authorities said he was not knifed. “He says he’s OK. He’s a tough cookie and sometimes hides things, but I believe he’s OK,” Zack King said. He added: “I’m proud of him.”
Whether it’s a sorority girl taking b-complex vitamins for hair growth or a freshman male experimenting with the newest creatine so he can attract that sorority girl, dietary supplements are not uncommon among college students. There is no shortage of options when we search online or venture to the health store. While I can’t review the hundreds of supplements on the market, a great resource for supplement validity can be found at examine.com. In short, research on most supplements is scant, with effects being exaggerated or complete fairy tales. Before popping some pills, do your homework. Here are a few supplements I recommend to most people, as the benefits span across large populations and have solid science backing their use. Of course, none of these are miracles, nor should they be looked at as substitutes for a healthy diet and regular exercise. Fish oil – One of the most popular supplements today, and for good reason. Benefits include decreased inflammation markers, decreasing blood pressure with hypertensive individuals, improving HDL: LDL cholesterol ratio and increased insulin sensitivity. There is even some research showing fish oil to improve mood for those suffering from depression symptoms. Dosag-
es vary depending on the goal, but a safe starting point is 1-2 grams of combined EPA/DHA daily. This is the equivalent of 4-6 standard capsules. To prevent “fish oil burps” consume capsules with food and split capsules into multiple servings. Protein powder – Nearly every popular diet today has one thing in common – high protein. Diets high in protein promote lean body mass and decrease hunger, which can result in fat loss. Although the benefits of protein are clear, the typical college diet is lacking. Unlike fat and carbohydrates, protein is rarely found in a convenient form and typically expensive. The exception to both of those rules is protein powder. With dozens of flavors and creative ways to use protein powder, it can be a lifesaver during busy times. Outside of the standard mixing with water or milk, try mixing with yogurt and peanut butter or oatmeal and peanut butter for quick high-protein snacks. Vitamin D – Although recent research hasn’t been promising, I still believe vitamin D can help certain populations. During the winter months when sun exposure is limited it’s wise to supplement with vitamin D, as it’s difficult to obtain adequate needs with diet alone. Vitamin D plays a synergistic role with calcium in bone health.
BUY U A DRANK What T-Pain asked for when he came to Emporia T-Pain, a singer, songwriter and two-time Grammy award winner performed at the Emporia Granada Theatre Sunday, March 30. Performing artists request items all across the board to make their experience more comfortable. Some ask for specific types of water and others for a bowl of M&Ms. TPain was no exception to wanting extravagances in his dressing room. So, what exactly did he request to keep him comfortable for his performance?
3 bottles of Coconut Ciroc 1 bottle of Hennessy 2 bottles of Grey Goose Various mixers
1 minivan 1 seven-passenger SUV
1 bag of ice
Guest Speaker—Andy Stoll Join Union Activities Council on April 23 at 7 pm in the Memorial Union Ballroom to hear the stories of the social entrepreneur and world traveler, Andy Stoll. Having travelled to 40 countries in under 4 years, Stoll shares his experiences and gives tips on how to follow ones dreams, no matter how big they are.
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Stress overwhelms students in April students can benefit from doing biofeedback the day before an exam. She said biofeedback is also very helpful for athletes to learn how to regulate their breathing. “De-stressing before a test can help so much,” CrawfordFowler said. “If you have stress because of a test, that can cause forgetfulness. Stress can be a major cause for your mind going blank during a test.” Crawford-Fowler said the techniques learned through the biofeedback program can also improve quality of sleep and help students who suffer from disturbances in sleep patterns. Starr said students can access the biofeedback program online through the student health center webpage. Students also learn stress management techniques beyond learning how to relax the body, such as time management and maintaining physical health. Time management is an important part of learning how to manage stress, CrawfordFowler said. “Finding the right balance between ‘you’ time, social time, work time and school time is a key part of managing
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April can be a particularly stressful time of the year for students, especially with finals right around the corner. But the Student Wellness Center is ready to help remedy that. It offers a free biofeedback program for students to learn how to cope with stress and anxiety. “There is something about this time of year that can really stress people out,” said Donna Drake, coordinator of the ESU Alcohol and Drug Prevention program. “April can be very stressful month for students especially.” Bonnie Starr, biofeedback counselor, said the biofeedback program in the Wellness Center is offered for free for students by appointment. However, there is a $10 “no-show” fee for missed appointments. “Our biofeedback program is awesome,” said Sally Crawford-Fowler, biofeedback counselor. “You have the opportunity to learn relaxation through different techniques such as mindfulness, visual imagery, muscle relaxation and deep breathing exercises.” Crawford-Fowler said
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stress,” Crawford-Fowler said. “Making sure you eat healthy, get the right amount of sleep and plenty of physical activity is also very important.” Mylo Clinton, sophomore sociology major, said his favorite way of de-stressing is playing disc golf in Peter Pan Park. Austin Schopper, senior secondary English education major, said his favorite way to de-stress is through exercise. Students have also found relaxing YouTube videos that promote ASMR can help reduce anxiety and stress. ASMR stands for autonomous sen- Brittney May, freshman nursing major, (left) and Maddie Potvin, freshman nursing major, (right) study as they prepare for the TEAS test. sory meridian response and is KATHRYN MARTIN | The Bulletin a phenomenon characterized as a pleasurable tingling sensation in the head, neck and To de-stress, I binge-watch television back and feelings of relaxation. Videos such as episodes of The series and eat my weight in Doritos and Joy of Painting with Bob Ross are commonly reported to prochicken soup. mote this effect. C heyenne C oopman Crawford-Fowler said s o p h o m o r e c o m m u n i c at i o n s m a j o r students who find that time management and maintaining a healthy lifestyle do not help manage stress can come I de-stress by listening to music and into the Student Wellness Center in Southeast Morse Hall, taking naps. room 250, or call 620-341-5222 T aylor stueve to schedule a biofeedback aps o p h o m o r e e l e m e n ta r y e d u c at i o n m a j o r pointment.
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975 athletes crowd Welch Stadium for ESU Relays
Sports Shorts Baseball dominates #22 Mules
Briar Ploude, senior, clears another bar in the high jump at the State Farm ESU Relays April 5. Three Hornets ranked in the men’s top five in the high jump. WILL AUSTIN | The Bulletin
Lindsey Kunkel, senior health promotion major, pushes on in the 4x100-meter relay at the State Farm ESU Relays Saturday April 5 at Welch Stadium. About 975 athletes participated in the meet. WILL AUSTIN | The Bulletin
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Twenty-six teams and around 975 athletes from Division I schools to junior colleges flocked to Welch Stadium at Emporia State for the State Farm ESU Relays last Saturday. “I thought the meet went really well,” said Steve Blocker, head coach. “The teams did an awesome job. I was pretty impressed with the marks and I’m excited for Wichita State next weekend.” Nikki Wetstein, senior health promotion major, had a provisional qualifying time
of 14.15 seconds to win the 100-meter hurdles. This time is her best wind-legal time of her career. Wetstein also teamed with Carmen King, junior; Morgan Flowers, freshman, and Peyton Weiss, junior, to run a provisional qualifying 47.05 seconds in the 4x100-meter relay. “Overall, it was an amazing experience to be a part of such a big meet, especially at home,” Wetstein said. “The fact that I won the 100 (meter) hurdles was unbelievable. There was great competition for every event and my teammates did awesome.” A whopping 76 provi-
sional marks were set for Division II colleges on Saturday. Chris Calle from Wichita State set a meet record at the ESU Relays, throwing a mark of 72.19 meters in the hammer throw. Erika Wiklund, who competed unattached, also broke the meet record in the women’s triple jump with a jump of 12.73 meters. Kyle Pfizenmaier, junior, launched the javelin 65.15 meters, beating his personal record by over 24 feet. Sara Dunkin, senior, was third on the women’s side for javelin with a throw of 42.73 meters in a competitive field that had five provisional qualifiers and two automatic quali-
fiers. Duke Tibbs, freshman, ran a personal record of 48.55 seconds in the 400-meter to be crowned champion of that race. He also anchored a first-place 4x400-meter relay team, which also consisted of Ryan Dickson, junior; Ashton Proctor, sophomore and Jordan Smith, sophomore. They ran a time of 3:17.59. Payson Maydew, sophomore, placed sixth in the 110-meter hurdles, running a time of 15.19 seconds. “The team put up some great marks. I’m really glad the weather held up once again,” Maydew, an accounting major, said. “We are all looking much better as the meets go by. I’m very excited going into this multi meet.” ESU will host the Combined Multis today and tomorrow, before sending the team to the KT Woodman Relays at Wichita State April 11-12.
UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title NASHVILLE (AP) — With Breanna Stewart back for two more seasons, Geno Auriemma and UConn are in position to win a few more titles. None may be sweeter than the record ninth championship the Huskies won Tuesday night in unprecedented fashion. Connecticut reached the pinnacle in style, routing Notre Dame in the first NCAA women’s basketball championship game featuring undefeated teams. Auriemma and his Huskies have one more title than Pat Summitt and Tennessee for most all time, and they did it in the Hall of Famer’s backyard. The 79-58 rout of the Irish capped the careers of seniors Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley. The pair were the final remaining links to the Huskies’ NCAArecord 90-game winning streak that ended when they were freshman. The duo finished their careers with back-to-back championships. “It’s overwhelming,” an emotional Auriemma said. “Those two kids are two of the most unbelievable kids I’ve ever been around my whole life and to see their faces when they walked off the court, I don’t usually get this emotional, but this one got to me.” While Auriemma loses his two seniors, he still has his sensational sophomore, who has won two national championships in her first two seasons and earned most outstanding player honors of the Final Four both times. “I think that to be able to have two national championships under my belt means a lot,” Stewart said. “Each team has been different and I’m really happy we could send Stef and Bria off on this type of note.” Stewart, The Associated Press Player of the Year, scored 21 points to lead the Huskies
(40-0). Dolson added 17 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists. Auriemma took out his senior center with a minute left and the game well in hand with the pair embracing in a long hug. “We beat a great, great team,” Auriemma said. “Notre Dame is a great team. For them to have the season they had and lose their starting center and to do what they did, I can’t say enough about their players, coaching staff and it took everything we have. I knew if we played great we’d have a chance to win.” The victory also means that UConn is the center of the college basketball world with both the men’s and women’s teams winning the championship in the same year again. The men’s team beat Kentucky in the title game Monday night. This pair of victories come a decade after the Huskies became the only Division I school to accomplish the feat. “I couldn’t be prouder of what the men did last night,” Auriemma said. Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw congratulated the UConn coach when they shook hands after the game. “I said something like, ‘I thought we were playing the Miami Heat for a while you guys are just that good.’ What a great season, you know things like that,” McGraw said. “I thought ... LeBron was the only thing they were missing.” They didn’t need him. The names change at UConn, from Rebecca Lobo to Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore and now the Huskies have Stewart, just as much of a matchup nightmare in the women’s game as James is in the NBA. But the one constant for UConn has been Auriemma, winning nine titles in only 20 seasons — including the past two.
Farhan Sadique, freshman, catches a hit from a Southwest Baptist player on Saturday, April 5 at the Milton Tennis Courts. Both the men’s and women’s teams lost 8-1 against SBU. WILL AUSTIN | The Bulletin
Men’s tennis goes 0-2, women go 2-2 J ake S nyder sports writer
The Emporia State women’s tennis team started this past weekend by sweeping Lincoln University of Missouri 9-0 on senior night last Friday at Milton Courts. Somer Schmidt, senior, and Amy Fugit, freshman, won 8-0 at #3 doubles.
The Lady Hornets took the other two doubles 8-1, with Nicole Jara, senior, and Tawni Griffey, freshman, at #1 and juniors Taylor Smith and Tiffany Khounsombath at #2. ESU went on to win all six singles matches, losing only three games total. Griffey won at #2, Schmidt at #5, and Fugit at #6 all with 6-0, 6-0 victories. Jara and Smith each got 6-1,
The Emporia State Hornet baseball team swept the #22 Central Missouri Mules on Tuesday night, taking the last game 14-2. The Hornets started out the final game of the series with a lead off double from Levi Parker, junior infeilder. Justin Harris, junior outfielder, advanced him third and Parker scored on a wild pitch. ESU kept the momentum scoring in each of the first five innings, four of which came from Parker. Harris also went two for three on the night, scoring twice and adding two RBIs. Zach Stuckey, junior outfielder, added a two run homer in the second. Dylan McEwin, senior pitcher, relieved Travis Hendry, junior pitcher, in the fourth, only allowing one run on two hits. Hinkley pitched the final two innings not allowing any hits, walking two and striking out two. This was a non-conference win for the Hornets, who are not scheduled to play the Mules in the MIAA regular season. The Hornets come back home this weekend for a four-game series against Lincoln, the first of which will be 6:00 p.m. tomorrow at Glennen Field.
6-0 wins at #1 and #3 respectively. Jennifer Gerhardt, junior, got a 6-0, 6-1 victory at #4, finishing the sweep. “Everyone was really cheering each other on, and it was great to be able to do so well on senior night,” Khounsombath, a biochemistry major, said. “We did well at staying consistent with our game, and everyone had fun out there.” The men’s and women’s teams both played against Southwest Baptist on Saturday in Emporia. Both teams lost 8-1. Fugit and Schmidt snagged the women’s win at #3 doubles with the final score 8-5. Payton Hays, freshman, won at #6 singles 10-8, picking up the men’s only win. “The scores may not show it, but our teams performed very well,” said John Cayton, head coach. “They put out a lot of effort this weekend, which is the number one thing we ask from them. They were also able to maintain a positive attitude, which isn’t always easy to do.” The Lady Hornets played again in Emporia on Sunday, losing 8-1 to Augustana. The Hornets were down 2-1 after doubles, with Griffey and Khounsombath picking up the win 9-8 at #2. Augustana then took all six singles matches. “We need to make sure we stay confident and motivated,” Gerhardt, a pre-physical therapy major, said. “We lost to two tough teams, but we’re ready to move forward from it.” Both teams played again yesterday against Rockhurst University at home, with the women taking a 5-4 victory and the men losing 3-6. Friday will see action for both teams again. The women will take on the Fort Hays State Tigers in Hays, and the men will play the Hastings College Broncos in Hastings, Neb.