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Smoking lights up debate on campuses M egan N olan Colleges all over the United States have enacted smoke-free or tobaccofree policies on campus in the past few years, but so far Emporia State has only adopted a policy similar to state laws. “ The last time we did anything about the smoking policy was us coming in line with the state law back in October 2010,” said Mark Runge, director of university facilities. Currently, smokers must be at least 30 feet away from any entrance on campus before lighting up, according to ESU’s tobacco usage policy. “State requirements are less stringent than the policies we have here on campus,” Runge said. According to Kansas state law, smokers only have to be 10 feet away from any entrance and cannot smoke in any state building. In just the past year, 120 campuses in the U.S. were added to the smokefree list, according to a CNN Health article. Although policy enforcement varies from campus to campus, many have banned smoking on all grounds, including athletic stadiums and parking lots. But not everyone thinks 30 feet from entrances is far enough for ESU smokers. “Personally the smoke makes me feel sick, but I think that trying to ban it would just cause a riot,” said Kelsey Burenheide, sophomore biology major. Whitney Vogan, freshman art major, said she smokes because she grew up around smokers and that ESU students who smoke tobacco often do not have time to do so in between classes. “I smoke more out of habit than stress smoking or anything like that,” Vogan said. “We only have 10 minutes in between classes, and (smokers) would never get to class on time if every time we wanted a cigarette, we had to go find a designated smoking area.” Runge said the topic has been brought up many times in university facilities meetings, but the final decision rests with faculty. Runge said he is part of a committee that sends recommendations to the faculty to vote on. Currently, there have been no formal requests to university facilities to make the campus completely smoke-free or to even make designated smoking areas.

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Higher prices don’t deter students from cafeteria B rooke S chultz

The fountain in the sunken gardens bubbles up Tuesday morning as part of a prank. Mark Runge, director of university facilities, said laundry detergent was added to the fountain. Runge said that this prank is nothing new on campus and that university staff have been working on clearing away the suds. Wednesday afternoon the froth was still prominent in the fountain. Jon Coffey/The Bulletin


With a new cafeteria in the Memorial Union also come higher meal prices. Students now pay about 2 percent more per meal than they paid last year, and some find the price too high. “It’s expensive,” said Craig Gilmore, junior accounting major. “I consider the lunch to be overpriced.” But even though some students feel the price of food in the cafeteria is high, many continue to eat there. Amanda Crabtree, freshman history education major, said she does not think the food is worth the price, but since she does not have a car, it is more convenient for her to eat on campus in the cafeteria. “For the food that’s there, (the price) doesn’t seem right,” Crabtree said. “The variety could be larger and different from day-to-day – it could be

changed up a little bit.” Crabtree also said that she does not have to worry about food spoiling or finding proper storage in her dorm room because she eats in the cafeteria. Emporia State offers three meal plan options – the 10-Block, consisting of ten meals a week for $2,610 per year; the 15-Block for $3,030 per year; and the All Access for $3,110 per year. Last year, the 10-block plan cost $2,560; the 15-Block was $2,970; and the All Access plan was $3,050. But Dave Hendricks, director of the Memorial Union, said that the increase in meal price happens every year, regardless of renovations. The school must pay Sodexo, the company that handles all of ESU’s dining services, a per meal price. Each year a new rate is negotiated. “Our goal is always to keep (prices) as low as possible,” Hendricks said.

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Students dine and dash for charity S usan W elte Around 45 bleary-eyed students arrived at the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority house Sunday morning to take part in the Doughnut Dash, ASA’s newest fundraiser. The sorority collected close to $700 for the Special Olympics. “This was a great event because you’re raising money for Special Olympics kids and getting to have fun,” said Brooke Schmidt, junior Spanish major. “Plus Krispy Kreme (doughnuts) are delicious.” Sponsored by Krispy Kreme, the cost to enter was $20 and contestants also received a free T-shirt after registration. The race started at about 8:30 a.m. C ontestants were split into two groups – challenge runners and casual walkers. The runners went first to get a head start, followed by the walkers. “I run track and cross country, so I just wanted another race, another challenge,” said William Hohmeier, senior business management major and challenge winner. “No one has done anything like this yet.” Contestants started at ASA’s house at 226 West 12th Ave. From there, they ran or walked to State Street and then to 15th and Garfield, where an eating station was set up with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The goal was to run

Senior business management major William Hohmeier finishes first place at Alpha Sigma Alpha’s Doughnut Dash. This event took place on Sunday morning and helped raise money for the Special Olympics. Yiqing Fu/The Bulletin

or walk one mile, eat up to six doughnuts, and go back another mile to the sorority house. “I was kind of nervous before the race because I wasn’t sure if I could get six doughnuts down,” Schmidt said. “You don’t hear about a lot of races

where you run and eat doughnuts and the object is not to throw them up. I don’t think I’ll ever eat another Krispy Kreme.” When finished with the first mile, those who wanted to eat all six dough-

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Flute alumna plays concert to raise scholarship funds S imone C osper

Flutist Leone Buyse performs Saturday night in Albert Taylor Hall. Buyse was a graduate student at ESU in 1971 . Chirs Franklin/The Bulletin

Leone Buyse, internationally-know flutist and Emporia State alumna, headlined the music department’s annual Gala Benefit Concert last Saturday. The concert raised around $10,000 to help fund scholarships for music students, according to Jeremy Star, assistant professor of violin and viola and director of orchestras. “We want as many people to receive scholarships as possib�le,” Star said. “We can never have too much scholarship money to give out to our students.” The ESU flute choir, the Emporia Symphony Orchestra and Denis Basset, assistant professor of voice, accompanied Buyse. A silent auction preceded the concert. “I agreed to play at ESU because the year that I spent as a graduate student in 1971, was very formative in my development,” Buyse said. Star said the benefit’s proceeds are the main source of funding for scholarships. Tickets were $25.

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Briefs Animal Shelter hosts dog walk tonight

The Emporia Animal Shelter will host a dog walking activity tonight at 6:30 p.m. There will be a variety of dogs to walk and anyone interested may participate. The animal shelter is located three blocks west of Industrial Road, between 12th and 15th St. at 1216 Hatcher. For more information on the dog walk or the shelter contact Pablo Loyola at

Nickelodeon to hold day of play

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 24 at Emporia’s Jones Park, students can earn volunteer hours by helping organize events like Zumba, disc golf and other games as part of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play. Nickelodeon has sponsored the event for eight years by having its TV networks “go dark” for three hours and encouraging youth to get outside. This event coincides with First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign and will be one of 3,500 local events in all 50 states and 13 countries. Volunteers are needed to help with the activities and at booths. For more information, contact Kristin Gilmore, event

Tulsa band to play at Welch Stadium

Stars Go Dim will play at Welch Stadium after ESU’s football game this Saturday. The Union Activites Council estimates the event will begin around 4 p.m. The rock band out of Tulsa, Okla. is comprised of Chris Cleveland, vocals, guitar and piano; Michael Wittig, bass; and Joey Avalos, guitar. The band played the Granada Theatre last spring. They have toured with bands that include John Mayer, Switchfoot and Daughtry. The concert will be held in the northeast corner of the stadium and is free. The event is being sponsored by UAC, KISS 103.1, the Memorial Union and Xenos.

Police Reports

Reports given to The Bulletin from ESU Police and Safety Department September 7 Officer provided escort for male student from Newman Regional Health to ESU campus. Officer contacted skateboarder on the walking mall and advised of campus policy. Officer provided escort for female student from HPER to Twin Towers Complex. Subject had fallen down the stairs on the back loading dock. September 8 Michael Morales reported his vehicle door was scratched in Lot 9. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with serving a warrant to North Twin Towers Room 613. Resident across Merchant from Science Hall reported construction crew left a radio playing on the roof of S.H. Officers shut it off. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a search for a possible MIC in the vicinity of 12th and Commercial. Emporia Police Dept. officer reported hearing loud noise in the vicinity of ESU campus. ESU PD officer found no problem. September 9 Ambulance responded to Roosevelt Hall for a medical call. Female subject was transported by ambulance to Newman Regional Health. Tiffany Orth reported the theft of her bicycle from the bicycle rack at the HPER building. There was a leak at the Science Hall Room 52, which overflowed into the basement. Custodians cleaned it up and an officer cleaned the drainage ducts. Septmeber 10 Officer stopped KS 707BPB at 13th and Merchant. Verbal warning was issued for defective brake light at same location. PD received report of water leaking through the ceiling tiles in Science Hall by Rooms 160, 158, 159. Contacted Mark Runge. He advised to have custodial staff clean up. Officer stopped KS 40AJM in 1100 Union. Verbal warning was issued for driving without headlights in same location. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a car stop at 15th and Merchant. Officers assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a search for subjects from a 911 hang up call in Sector 7. Officers made no contact. Officer lowered the flags on campus for 9-11 10th anniversary memorial. September 11 Officer was dispatched to a lock out call at 1012 Mary. Vehicle did not belong to the operator so officer did not unlock vehicle. Owner will contact ESU PD and arrange for the vehicle to be unlocked. September 12 Lisa Ison reported a dog left unattended in a vehicle in metered parking by Memorial Student Union. Officer removed the animal and left notification on the vehicle windshield. Ambulance responded to South Twin Towers Room 606 for an unconscious female. Melinda Saliger was transported by ambulance to Newman Regional Health. Ambulance responded to Plumb Hall for a female student having a seizure. September 13 Officer stopped bicyclist in Sector 6. Verbal warning was issued for a one-way violation in same location.

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Program gives students E.D.G.E. B rooke S chultz

For students in need of support and mentoring during their college years, Emporia State’s E.D.G.E. program can help. “Our main goal is to see students succeed in the classroom and beyond,” said Lasonya McElroy, senior communications major and student assistant for E.D.G.E. E.D.G.E. stands for Eagerly Dedicated to Grow and Excel. The group was “established to retain and improve minority student enrollment and graduation at Emporia State University,” according to ESU’s website. McElroy said that the group has been around for about six years and offers tutoring and mentoring to students with a multicultural background, as well as freshman and transfer students. “Eligibility includes, but is not limited to: African American, Native American, Latina/o, Asian American, Pacific Islander/ Alaskan Native, and Biracial/ Multiracial students,” according to ESU’s website. Calvin Bruner, MBA graduate student employee for multicultural affairs, said the program usually has about 10 to 15 members per semester. “The beautiful thing about E.D.G.E. is it gives students the opportunity to get assistance from students who know what sort of obstacles they will face,” Bruner said. “We give them a heads up so

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they can be successful.” There are multiple components to the program including tutoring, information regarding campus services and a support system, which provides educational, cultural and personal support. Other components consist of college survival skills, mentoring sessions, academic success workshops and opportunities for student involvement, participation in social events, and fun incorporated education. “E.D.G.E. offers free tutoring to any student who is striving to be successful in college,” according to ESU’s website. Currently, applications are being accepted for tutoring and peer academic mentors for the group, along with those in need of tutoring. McElroy said that students wanting to become a part of the E.D.G.E. program should fill out an application found on ESU’s website or in the Center for Student Involvement. Completed applications can be given to McElroy or Anna Dragoo in the CSI Office.

In addition to an application, students who would like to become tutors must be a sophomore with a grade point average of at least a 2.5. The student must also have an A or B in the courses they wish to tutor for. “(We) pair up students with a tutor so that they’re meeting with the same person consistently,” McElroy said. Tutoring is available from 12-3 p.m., Monday through Thursday on the lower level of White Library, room 109D, as well as from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tutoring will begin the week of September 19. The group offers seminars regarding topics such as financial aid, applying for scholarships and stress management. McElroy said students are also encouraged to get involved in activities outside the program and get the full college experience. For additional information about E.D.G.E. students can visit ESU’s website or contact McElroy by phone at 620-431-5481 or by e-mail at

BP ultimately responsible in Gulf spill A key federal report goes further than other investigations and puts ultimate responsibility on BP for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history and the deaths of 11 rig workers, especially regarding the cement seal that was put in place the day before the explosion that triggered the spill. The report, released Wednesday, said in the days leading up to the disaster, BP made a series of decisions that complicated cementing operations, added risk, and may have contributed to the ultimate failure of the cement job. Other companies also shared some of the blame, according to the report, which noted that Transocean,

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as owner of the Deepwater Horizon, was responsible for conducting safe operations and for protecting personnel onboard. The report said BP, and in some cases its contractors, violated seven federal regulations at the time of the incident. They include the failure to take necessary precautions to keep the well under control at all times, to perform a cement job that kept the oil and gas down hole, and to maintain the blowout preventer — which is supposed to lock in place to prevent a spill in case of an explosion — in accordance with industry-accepted practice.


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Students raise funds to fight childhood cancer T ianhai J iang More than $60 and 10 board games were donated to Up ‘til Dawn last Thursday night at the William Allen White Library. About 30 people attended the group’s first fundraiser of the year. “We held our Game Night for taking cash donations and new board games to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Jaymie Hardtarfer, senior business administration and Spanish major and director of Up ‘til Dawn, “and we are trying to get our name out there, let people know what Up ‘til Dawn is and raise some money for the kids.” With the motto “Unite to fight childhood cancer”, Up ‘til Dawn is a student-led, student-run program hosted by colleges and universities nationwide to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Their goal this year is to raise between $33,000 and $36,000. “We have fundraisers throughout the year and our biggest event is in November,” Hardtarfer said. “It’s our letter sending party in Webb Lecture Hall. Students form teams and send letters to their friends, family and coworkers, asking for donations for the hospital.” Last year, the group raised over $23,000 for St. Jude, which is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers, aiming to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. The daily operating cost for St. Jude is $1.7 million, which is primarily covered by public contributions. During the past five years, 81 cents of every dollar received has supported the research and treat-

ment at St. Jude, according to the hospital’s website. Up ‘til Dawn partnered with the Gamer’s Guild and ESULA for the fundraiser last Thursday. “We got the idea from the previous game nights that have been held at the library and a gift list that we had received from St. Jude, asking for board games for the kids,” Hardtarfer said. “So, we decided this event

“Unite to fight childhood cancer” -Up ‘til Dawn Motto would be a great way to get donations and would be a lot of fun for students to participate in.” Matthew Wilkins, senior psychology major and president of the Gamers Guild, said the group donated a $30 board game called “You’ve Been Sentenced”. “We like to support charity events like this,” Wilkins said. “(The game) is a group activity that multiple children can play together, and it will help build language skills.” Students can register teams for the letter sending party during Awareness Week, which will be during lunch hours on Sept. 26-30 in the Memorial Union.

FLUTE... from page 1 “All of it goes to scholarships – every last penny,” Star said. Don Kyle, ESU alumnus and former music faculty member, said that the availability of funds ensures quality students. “When you know a few names and faces and realize what it has done for them and you see them go into a successful career, it really grows on you,” Kyle said. Samuel Schmidgall, freshman secondary English education major and cello player, said scholarships help lessen financial burdens on students. “This event is important because it helps reduce the cost of college,” Schmidgall said. “I honestly save more money.”

Qing Ye and Jaymie Hardtarfer participate in activities last Thursday at White Library. The Game Night was held in order to encourage students to participate in Up ‘til Dawn, a program working to support treatment and research of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Julie Thephachan/The Bulletin

Buyse said the arts are not as well supported as they used to be on either the state or national level. “There is nothing more important at this particular juncture in time – our country very much needs the arts,” Buyse said. “I feel it’s a very important part of my giving back to participate in this event. Art is what makes us human.” “By art, we can mean music, we can mean dance, drama, paintings on a wall. It is something that takes you outside of your everyday existence and helps you to ponder some of the more important and difficult to understand concepts of being alive,” Buyse said. The music department will host the Susan Mayo Cello Recital at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in Heath Recital Hall located in Beech Music Hall. Star said tickets start at $5 for general admission and $4 for students. Admission is free for attendees 12 and under.

PRICES... from page 1 Along with a price raise in meal plans, the cash rate for a single meal in the cafeteria was also increased. Hendricks said that previously this rate was $4, $5 and $6 for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This rate is now at $6, $8, and $7, respectively. Hendricks said with the renovations, the space has also become a better dining environment and there are now more food offerings. “The spaces in the Union have far exceeded my expectations as far as the renovations,” Hendricks said. While Gilmore said he does not choose to purchase a meal plan, he has eaten in the renovated cafeteria a few times and said that he thought it was better than the Kanza room, where the cafeteria was held during renovations. Executive chef Saiket “Johny” Patwary said the increase in prices benefits both sides, since the cafeteria can now offer more varieties of better quality food. Patwary said the cafeteria now provides several food stations including the Grill with cheeseburgers and french fries, Classic with an entrée, a sandwich and salad bar, all day omelet and cereal stations, a pizza and pasta bar, a large waffle station and a variety of


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desserts. Hendricks said that the cafeteria is the largest source of revenue for the union, and the increase in meal price helps fund different programs and keeps the operating fees, which every student pays separately, low. Those without meal plans can save 10 percent on their purchases by putting money on their Hornet card, according to Hendricks and Patwary. For those on the run, the cafeteria offers a “take-out” option. Students can ask for a to-go box and cup when they pay and then fill up on lunch and quickly head to work or class. But students are not allowed to bring in outside food. Patwary said that this is due to health and safety precautions and is outlined in Sodexo’s contract. Students are also not allowed to take additional food items out of the dining hall, such as a cookie or an apple. This provision is to prevent food illness, according to Patwary. The agreement ESU currently has with Sodexo is up for renewal in 2019. Currently, their agreement says that Sodexo will be the official food service provider for the Union and that no events on campus can be catered by an outside company.


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Empower the Sexes This week is Women’s Week, a chance for women of all ages and races to band together and show mutual support. On campus, activities are offered to teach self-defense and selfconfidence. It’s a fantastic way for women to educate each other and rejuvenate a sense of feminine unity. But since when was building self-confidence and learning self-defense something that only women need? Isn’t it a tad sexist to assume that weak, emotional women are the only ones who need empowerment? And isn’t it even more sexist to just assume that college-aged men have all the emotional support they need, as well as the innate knowledge of how to defend themselves? The Bulletin believes that this may, in fact, be a sexist view. Although women are now taught that they can do anything men can do, it is undeniable that men are still cut off to many of the activities that women are allowed to participate in. Sure, there are the superficial things – like wearing skirts, painting fingernails, etc. But there are also more important things – like admitting that they need emotional support, or acknowledging that they cannot always defend themselves in any given hostile situation. Men get bullied. Men don’t always know how to protect themselves, and they don’t always know who to turn to for help. Telling

them to “be a man about it” or “man up,” just isn’t an acceptable response anymore. T hat is not to say that this event is not an opportune time for people to celebrate the spectacular gift of womanhood. People can take a moment to think of all the contributions women have made to science, the arts and politics. Maybe there’s a woman in your life who you fear may be in trouble – perhaps this is the time to reach out and ask her if she needs help. Even if you’re not a woman, call your mom, grandmother or aunt and tell her that you love and appreciate her. We sincerely hope that all of the activities this week were just as informative and meaningful as they were intended to be, and that women all over campus felt at least a slight tinge of empowerment. We simply believe that offering selfdefense classes during a week dedicated to women is sending the wrong message. Instead, it should be made explicitly clear that both women AND men need to learn tools to defend their minds and bodies. Men should not have to attend women’s events to learn these skills. Let us, as a society, call for a time when it is acceptable for men to be emotional. A time when it is assumed that women are empowered. And a time when people of both sexes, and genders, have true equality.

Not Worth the Fight You’ll find them in the shadows, in small groups huddled together and shivering in the winter and desperate for shade during the hotter school days. You won’t find them near most entryways and you’re hard-pressed to see any near the Health, Physical Education and Recreation building. They are a dying breed in more than one way – smokers. Emporia State has a clear policy against smoking on campus. There are a few spots annexed for those who still smoke. Public ashtrays are stationed strategically throughout the campus to ensure that no one should have to ditch their butts on the ground. But areas of high traffic like Union Square or near the entrances to many buildings have bright red, unambiguous signs that strictly prohibit smoking in the vicinity. I’m old enough to remember when there was a no smoking ban on campus. My freshman year was 2004, and there seemed to be a much larger smoking element at Emporia State. But perhaps they were just “living out loud.” Perhaps with the passage of the city smoking ban and then the subsequent state smoking ban, people have found due cause to quit their deleterious habit. I did not. I even actively fought against what I considered fascist government intrusion into private business. It is the business owner’s right to decide whether or not to allow smoking in their facilities, isn’t it? Sure there are some ancillary side-effects to public smoking like harm to employees’ and non-smokers’ health, but those are a matter of choice. If they didn’t want a lung full of carcinogens, they should have stayed home. Game. Set. Match. The fight for business’ rights obviously does not apply to a state-run institution like our university. Without the added element of private autonomy, anti-smoking ban activists have very little in terms of valid argument. Ultimately, ESU is a better place without plumes of smoke that cover the campus between classes or during lunch. Very few people complain about the lack of places to smoke on campus, and smokers have largely come to terms with taking 30 more steps

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M att C ook away from the building before lighting up. We ought take the time to empathize with those who do not make the same life choices as us. Students understand other rules that ensure personal safety, like laws requiring motorists to wear seatbelts or to stop at red lights. A smoking ban is no different. Do I regret protesting the citywide smoking ban? Not at all. I’m still a smoker. But in retrospect, it seems obvious that smoking is just not worth fighting for. Everything short of criminalizing tobacco seems to be a reasonable and worthwhile consideration. When it comes to our school, where young adults have to wade through the milieu of choices and come to conclusions that will affect the rest of their lives, the right to smoke cigarettes wantonly shouldn’t even crack the top 10.

Lend a Hand to International Students After a recent conversation with an international student, it was brought to my attention that it can be difficult to adjust to the challenges of attending college in America. The aforementioned international student stated his desire to be more involved in activities within American culture and society. Our conversation concluded with, “...and that is one of the biggest problems at ESU.” To a certain extent, I have to agree. This is not to say that there are not opportunities for international students to experience American culture, or for ESU students to assist in their fellow students’ transitions from one world to another. From participating in events hosted by the Office of International Education to volunteering an hour or two of your time to assist international students with their English speaking abilities, there are multiple ways to help remedy this situation. I think the main problem here is the widespread lack of interest in these opportunities on the Emporia State campus. Instead of advertising services that help international students, there is far more emphasis concerning domestic students’ chances to study abroad. Don’t get me wrong, our study abroad program is fantastic, and I fully encourage all students to take advantage of it. But the fact remains that our campus’ welcoming feel isn’t what it once was. For instance, at the “Fun on the Field” event, there were only about 30 students present this year, compared to about a hundred attendees present last year. If we actually took the time and assisted students in need, we would learn not only about their culture, but also about our own. And of course, there are so many other rewards that one could reap beyond the simple fact that it is a kind, good thing to do. From an hour of talking with a non-native English speaker,

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A ndrew P otter one can learn so much about another culture or a country they may plan to visit, especially with ESU’s aforementioned plethora of study abroad opportunities. They will more than likely teach you a few words in their native language, and possibly even a few words that your professor wouldn’t dare speak in class. And don’t forget, food is often offered at international student activities. This alone should pull you into the international gravitational field. A full heart and a full tummy often go hand-in-hand. Helping out international students is good for your mind, body – especially stomach – and spirit. Let’s rise to the occasion to better ourselves and to help our fellow students.

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S imon C osper For Jake Briscoe, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Missouribased rock band The Paperclips, music is much more than just playing notes and singing. The Band performed last Friday night at Beer:30, 402 Merchant St. “Music means everything because music can tell stories that you could not speak,” Briscoe said. “Emotion is something that is told through body language, but even more accurately, through music.” But for The Paperclips, performing is also a method of selfexpression. “You can put on a song that you love at any point in your life and it can make you feel better or it can make you feel terrible,” said Jason Richards, bass guitar and backing vocals. “You associate music with certain people in certain moments, it’s a stronger, more sensual memory than smell…we are not talkers, but through music, we can communicate with each other and always know what the other one is saying.” Briscoe said the Paperclips first performed at Beer:30 while on tour with John Henry and the Engine. “We fell into it,” Briscoe said. “It was a good opportunity at the right time and since then we have had a good relationship with Josh Olsen (owner) and everyone at Beer:30. We have been here several times and it is always a blast.” Zack Daniel, bartender, said The Paperclips usually “put on a great show,” for the bar’s patrons. “They have a good following, and people like to come watch them play,” Daniel said. “The band has a good time and everyone has a good time watching them.” The band originally formed for a talent show at the University of Central Missouri and decided to continue performing from there, according to Briscoe. “We did fairly well in the talent show, we got third place, but the most important thing is we had a blast doing it,” Briscoe said. “We were all stage musicians but we had not played collectively in a band since high school and then we had an opportunity to

The Paperclips perform at Beer: 30 last Friday. ESU students praised the Paperclips for their live performance. Yiqing Fu/The Bulletin

play together and we enjoyed it, stuck with it and kept trying different things and it eventually lead to this line-up.” The Paperclips were inspired by Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and the Rolling Stones, according to drummer, Chris Evans. Briscoe classified the band as heavy blues-metal. “I love listening to the Paperclips every time they come around – it’s a great show,” said Austin Schopper, senior English secondary and physical education major. “They

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bring a lot of energy, they have good sound and they are a great band to listen to live…The Paperclips re-guide my interest in live music.” The Paperclips said they plan to perform again at Beer:30 and in the Emporia area, but currently there is no specific date or time set. “Whatever comes up and sounds good at the time, we will do,” Briscoe said.

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T ianhai J iang For Kari Harmon, junior psychology major, the Active Artists Society and Glass Guild’s back-toschool barbecue was more than just food and fun. “I think all of the teachers in the art department showed up,” Harman said. “It’s really nice to see that they care enough to come to a gathering where they don’t have to – that is not required. They just want to be around the students.” Harman said she expected only 10 to 12 people would attend. But she was surprised to see about 70 students and faculty at the event last Thursday in Hammond Park, playing horse shoes, croquet, eating and listening to live music. Glass Masks, a band that consists of senior printmaking major, Greg Drummond, and Stacy Kumberg, a 2010 bachelor of music alumna, provided the live music. They have played at Beer: 30 and in the Kansas City area, but this was their first time to play in front of the whole art department. This is the first year for AAS and the Glass Guild to hold the back-to-school social. Presidents from both clubs said they wanted everyone in the art department, especially the freshmen, to get involved and to get a feel of the department. “People are a lot more productive and happy when (there is) a community atmosphere,” said Kaila Mock, senior art major and treasurer of Glass Guild, “and socialization really helps.” Mock said expenses of the party were shared between the two clubs. The Glass Guild helped provide the meat and others brought their own dishes to share. “We raised money for such events through different fundraisers,” said Derek Wilkinson, professor of painting and sponsor for AAS. “The Glass Guild has a big Christmas sale each year and they sell different glass products, and last year some of the art club students contributed something to that too. So we made a little bit of money through that Christmas sale.” Wilkinson said this is his third year at Emporia State, but this was the first time he saw a party like this held by the art department.

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A disaster movie that isn’t a disaster

Art students and faculty gather together for food, games and some live music Thursday evening. Emporia State’s art department has increased to 175 majors as of 2009. Jenny Pendarvis/The Bulletin

“It’s a great way to just hang out and become friendly with everyone, so we can get to know the new students and get to know the old students better,” Wilkinson said. “I’ve seen most of the students before, probably 90 percent. But there are some new students I haven’t met yet.”

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Corky supports the Alpha Sigma Alpha Doughnut Dash on Sunday. The sorority raised around $700 during this fundraiser. Yiqing Fu/The Bulletin

nuts went to the challenge side of the eating station while those who ate less than six went to the casual walker side of the station. “The first three doughnuts were kind of slow,” Hohmeier said. “Then I saw a girl smash three down and eat them together – I just had to keep eating.” Caroline Duke, senior elementary education major and ASA member, said the turnout was good, considering this was the first time ASA held the event. Duke said ASA plans to make the Doughnut Dash an annual event. “I think it’d be fun if next year there was a bigger crew,” Hohmeier said. “After the race, six of us were just standing around and we were talking about how we got all the doughnuts down. It’s all about comradery.” Along with the entry fee, ASA also set up several tables around the block selling doughnuts for 50 cents apiece. Last Wednesday, 15 percent of Pyramid Pizza’s income for the day was also was donated to the charity.

When it comes to disaster movies, some of us have low, if any, expectations. But “Contagion” goes about the whole disaster genre with something new – intelligence. Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) is a mother, wife and patient in this disease thriller. Beth returns from a business trip to Hong Kong feeling a little under the weather, but within a few days both she and her son have died of a mysterious illness, leaving her husband Mitch (Matt Damon) and their daughter alone. Meanwhile, intrepid blogger Alan Krumwiede (Jude Law), begins to track the disease after he watches a suspicious video of a man dying on a bus in Hong Kong. The third storyline centers on Dr. Ellis Cheever (Laurence Fishburne) of the Center for Disease Control, and his star-laden team of disease-fighting associates. “Contagion” skips between these three storylines with grace, managing to avoid the mental whiplash that such a setup might normally induce, thanks to director Steve Soderbergh, who’s no stranger to large ensemble casts. His previous works include the “Ocean’s” series, which are known for their massive casts. Soderbegh brings us a film that seems like the same old disease movie on the outside, but on the big screen, it comes to life with realism and depth. No punches are pulled when it comes to showing the ugly truth. “Contagion” isn’t gory by any means, but it instead takes the core anxiety of the viewer and magnifies it with chilling shots of cities that have fallen into chaos and mass graves of those killed by the disease. It’s also impressive how this film manages to make all the angles come together without forcing some sort of awkward intersection. We aren’t forced to watch the grieving father, the blogger and the CDC scientists jump through hoops just so they’ll all meet up. There’s no coincidental plot point that only serves the purpose of putting Matt Damon and Laurence Fishburne in the same room just for the sake of having Matt Damon and Laurence Fishburne in the same room. Aside from using basic tools of the trade Scott Burns, screenwriter, wrote a fair amount of social commentary into the script, particularly in Krumwiede’s storyline. Internet bloggers command massive audiences nowadays, and Burns uses this to bring a whole new dimension to the film. A dynamite cast combined with a smart and chilling script makes “Contagion” a movie that you don’t want to miss – although you might want to take some hand sanitizer.


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Library science graduate Jennifer Graves promotes the Flint Hills Fury roller derby team Saturday at the Great American Market on Commercial Street. About 4000 people attended the market. Chris Franklin/The Bulletin

The Great American Market returned to Emporia last Saturday, stretching from 3rd to 12th St. along Commercial. Vendors for the event included local business, charitable organizations, religious organizations and citizens from Emporia. “It looks really interesting,” said Caroline Hoag, junior elementary education major. “There’s a lot of different things going on…I like that Emporia does it.” This was Hoag’s second year visiting the Great American Market. Among the groups that held booths were Flint Hills Fury, a local roller derby team, the Emporia Symphony, Kiwanis International and the Heartland Samaritan Riders, the local chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association. David Claridge, a member of the group, said Riders has been a part of the Great American Market since the event’s first year. Muslims for Life also held a blood drive at the market. “Because of 9/11 and everything we just wanted to show that we’re about peace, it’s not about the terrorism that you see,” said Rehanah Wali, member of Muslims for Life. Wali said that the national organization also held blood drives at several other sites across the

country. Another booth belonged to a local honey farm called John and Wayne Farm, which produces a number of honey and wax-based products such as Honey Stix, lip balm, soap and several varieties of natural honey. But booths and tables were not the only things lining Commercial Street. A car show was held, featuring both vintage cars and motorcycles, which were judged both by adjudicators and participants. The Market has been an annual event in Emporia for eight years, said Casey Woods, director of Emporia Main Street. The event was originally started by the Emporia Gazette who then asked Emporia Main Street to take over the planning and implementation in the second year. The market originally took up only two blocks. “It’s become much larger over the years…it should be even bigger and better next year,” Woods said. Woods said that there are already businesses that have submitted applications for next year’s market. Businesses or individuals who wish to have a booth or table at the Market need to fill out an application for a space. Applications can be found online or paper copies can also be procured from different locations such as the Emporia Main Street office. The Emporia Gazette also runs the application in their print edition.

Crime club helps students network with professionals R ocky R obinson The recently formed Criminal Justice Association will focus on recruiting new members and planning future events this semester. The group formed last spring to cater to students interested in the crime field by helping them network with professionals. “It is kind of a reclusive field,” said Gaffar Agha, vice president and senior crime and delinquency major. “When you interact with law-enforcement it is generally not in an informative manner, usually you are getting approached for doing something wrong. I think this group acts as a positive step into that area.” The organization aims to help students in the criminal justice field by meeting with professionals who show members what is expected of them and teaching them what cannot be learned in the classroom, according to Tyler Pettigrew, president and senior crime and delinquency major. “I think a lot of it is just preparation,” Agha said. “It’s

that first contact you have. It’s beneficial like internships are, as far as getting a foot into the field.” The group had a table outside the Memorial Union bookstore on Tuesday to help attract new members. Pettigrew said about five new members were recruited. “ Whether they are police officers, attorneys or FBI, we try to prepare people in the criminal justice field and teach them what to expect,” Pettigrew said�. “Books can only teach you so much but you get the real experience from the real people that do the job.” Alfredo Montalvo, adviser to the group and associate professor of sociology, said the organization is professionally oriented. Montalvo also said he would like to the see the group active on campus. Guest speakers and a jail tour were just a few of the ideas. “ We are trying to plan the events to the demographics we want,” Agha said. “We want people who are interested in criminal justice, law enforcement

Tyler Pettigrew and Gaffar Agah set up a booth in Memorial Union Tuesday morning. Pettigrew met students throughout the day and encouraged them to sign up for Criminal Justice Association. Jenny Pendarvis/The Bulletin

and pre-law.” The organization also plans to help members prepare for the different standardized tests that

are required for entry into chosen fields. An interest meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 20 in Butcher Hall room 120.

Women’s Week empowers students, teaches defense M egan N olan

Assistant professor of sociology Giovanna Follo demonstrates self-defense techniques with assistance from senior engraving major Petar Shoemakar Tuesday evening in Webb Hall. Follo has been practicing martial arts for about 20 years and has a third-degree black belt. Julie Thephachan/The Bulletin

B.U.I.L.D., a program that aims to empower women in a healthy and positive way, has teamed up with the Panhellenic Association and Circle of Sisterhood foundation to put together Women’s Week. “I was reading Seventeen Magazine last year and they had a ‘beauty peace day,’ and that just got me inspired,” said Rachel Marshall, sophomore secondary communication education and theater major. Each day stood for something different. Monday was Believe in yourself; Tuesday was Undo negative thinking; Wednesday was Inspire others; today is Live fully; and tomorrow is Dream. “ Tuesday was our big event with a speaker talking about self-esteem, and a self-defense workshop to go out with a bang,” said Hannah Rosenwald, junior sociology and business major. “Everyone knows (that) growing up girls have selfesteem issues. This is just a way for women to get the chance to voice their self-esteem problems and hopefully find a way to get over them or find a friend who knows what you are going through.” Other activities included writing inspi-

rational letters, creating a brief bucket list and writing down how people intend to achieve their goals. According to the Circle of Sisterhood website, they are a group who will “leverage the collective wisdom and influence of sorority women to support entities around the world that remove educational barriers for girls and women, uplifting them from poverty and oppression.” Even though it is called Women’s Week, Marshall said this should not discourage any men from stopping by the table and participating in the activities. “When I thought of the program, I thought no boys would show up at all, but I was shocked by how many guys came up to our booth at the club fair and did our sticky note activity,” Marshall said. B.U.I.L.D. is currently trying to put together an activity where males ask questions to find out what women really want. “I have been doing the activities at the table each day and I am trying to get all my girls to get involved too,” said Andrea Decker, sophomore elementary education major. T he table will be up through Friday. For more information on Women’s Week contact Hannah Rosenwald at hrosenwa@

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International students face cultural barriers K haili S carbrough From traffic to toilets, international students must adjust to many cultural differences when they come to Emporia State. For Lin Pi, sophomore graphic design major from China, adjustment to American culture meant she had to learn to be more independent. “I must cook by myself every day,” Pi said. Back home, Pi said her mother did all the cooking “Cooking is different,” said Quing Zhang, graduate student in instructional design and technology. “We have to go to an Asian market to get ingredients.” Jiachen Nie, freshman biology major said that he was surprised by customs regarding traffic and pedestrians. He said that whereas in America drivers are required to yield to walkers, in China, cars do not stop for pedestrians. Junko Takamura, mental health counseling major, said that American toilets shocked her the most. “There is space in the door in the toilets,” she said. “Japanese toilets automatically clean. Also our seats are heated.” After arriving in America, many international students face challenges like these along with the language barrier, separation anxiety and other cultural differences. But to combat this, Emporia State offers different kinds of aid, including an orientation program. “We help them move in and try to make that process easier,” said Kelli Brooks, graduate assistant of programming for the Office of International Education. OIE also organizes Tuesday Topics, which are presentations to inform these students about Emporia, the American college experience and American jobs. These take place at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Visser Hall 330. ESU also offers an Intensive English Program for international students. “(IEP) is very helpful,” Takamura said. “Teachers in IEP are very kind to us. They are patient and helpful.” Takamura is preparing to enter into graduate school, but first she said

Graduate student Junko Takamura (right) speaks with junior elementary education major Amy Murphy (left) about the cultural differences in America for exchange students. Junko’s daughter came with her to America as Junko furthers her counseling education. Jenny Pendarvis/The Bulletin

she must improve her English. All international students are required to demonstrate English proficiency before they can take academic courses, according to the IEP website. The program provides classes on reading, writing and English conversation. International students can also get the advantage

of conversation partners, students and people in the community who volunteer their time to talk with international students. To be a conversation partner send an email to including your name, gender, major and available times.

Young writers get tips from Quivira, volunteers C harlie H eptas

Junior English major Natalia Barb edits elementary students stories. ESU students went to Walnut Elementary School to tutor the young writers on Tuesday. Yiqing Fu/The Bulletin

Emporia State students are helping young authors and poets prepare for the Young Writers’ Conference and the William Allen White Children’s Book Award Celebration. Quivira, the creative writing club at Emporia State, and other student volunteers traveled to Walnut Elementary, 801 Grove St.; Village Elementary, 2302 W15 St.; and Timmerman Elementary, 2901 Timmerman Dr., Tuesday night to help young writers revise and edit their work. They will continue the process next Tuesday. “From third grade through eighth we chose two students from our classes which we think have done a good job on writing and they either compose a story or poem… and then they publish them and they turn it into a book,” said Linda Keck, third grade teacher at Walnut Elementary. The event is usually held in April, but this year it was moved to coincide with ESU’s homecoming football game and the WAW Children’s Book Award Celebration. This shortened schedule gave teachers less time to aid their students in their writing, said Amy Webb, associate professor of English and co-director of the creative writing program. “Since the Young Writers’ Conference does it

Judge orders striking Wash. teachers back to work TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A judge Wednesday ordered teachers in Washington state’s third-largest school district to go back to work, a day after they walked out over issues that include pay and how teachers are transferred. However, it wasn’t immediately clear when classes would resume for the 28,000 students kept home by the Tacoma teachers strike. The language of the order wasn’t expected to be finalized until later in the day, and the judge didn’t say whether it would apply to all of the strikers — including school support personnel — or just teachers.

in conjunction with the WAW Children’s Book Award, I found that time was going to be limited for teachers to help the students during the school day,” said Shane Heiman, second grade teacher at Village elementary. “Realizing this, I approached my (Introduction to Literature) teacher from ESU, Amy Webb to ask if she could direct me to an organization that could assist students in publishing their writing.” Heiman, an ESU alumnus, said he hoped the event will help the young students see the relationship between what they have accomplished and what the authors being honored by the children’s book award have accomplished. Jon Leach, English graduate student, edited a story involving a pet duck and explained the concept of the story arc to students. Heiman said that the opportunities to serve the community as well as the opportunity to use some of the teaching skills they have learned in their methods courses are reasons students should consider helping out with the Young Writers’ Conference. Keck said that the young writers gain confidence by having their work edited and critiqued by college students. The WAW Children’s Book Award Celebration will start at 11 a.m. on Sept. 24 in Albert Taylor Hall.

Prosecutors file more charges in ‘sextortion’ INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Maryland man charged with extorting an Indiana teen into sexual favors victimized other teens after he was released on bond, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Court documents in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis said 20-year-old Trevor Shea has agreed to plead guilty to charges of sexual exploitation of children stemming from both cases. The documents say Shea coerced girls in Florida, Kansas and Maryland into various acts after his release on bond following his initial indictment in June 2010. Shea had agreed not to use a computer as a term of release. Shea could face 15 to 30 years in prison on each of the seven counts against him under terms of a proposed plea agreement, and up to 30 years more for violating the terms of his pre-trial release. The 10 victims ranged in age from 13 to 16, according to the documents, which describe the videos and photos as child pornography. Shea’s attorney, Michael Donahoe, declined to comment on the case. The case is an example of a growing crime that federal prosecutors have nicknamed “sextortion,” in which Internet predators catch victims in embarrassing situations online and threaten to expose them unless they create sexually explicit photos or videos for them.

Shea’s case began in September 2009, when police received a report that a 16-yearold girl from Brownsburg, Ind., was being stalked over the Internet. The girl and two of her friends had visited a chatroom and flashed their breasts over a webcam. A week later, a stranger contacted the girl and said he had captured her image on the webcam and would post the pictures to her MySpace friends unless she posed for more explicit pictures and videos for him, the documents said. The girl complied for a while, but finally balked, and the stranger briefly took control of her MySpace page and threatened to expose her. Investigators traced the online threats to Shea and raided his Mechanicsburg, Md., home in March 2010, and eventually found videos of five more girls on Shea’s computer, the documents said. After appearing in court in June 2010, Shea was released on bond and ordered not to use a computer or the Internet. But in November, police in Pace, Fla., received a report that a 16-year-old girl was being blackmailed over the Internet. Documents say a person later found to be Shea contacted the girl and asked if the person who had blackmailed her previously had been caught, then told her to guess who was back. Shea allegedly coerced the girl into posing for several nude videos before she contacted police.

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Portofee runs Hornets swarm Bearcats in MIAA opener for success M arcus H ix The young members on a team are often a good indicator of the team’s future successes. This year, the Emporia State cross country team has four senior leaders but will need some younger members to step up, like sophomore runner Marcus Portofee. “He is a very good up and coming runner,” said head coach Steve Blocker. “From last season to now, he has matured not only as an athlete but as a leader. His leadership is a vital building block to the future of the Hornets cross country team.” Portofee, a pre-physical therapy major, began running cross country in junior high. He also competed in track and in baseball. Although he was successful all three sports, he knew he enjoyed cross country the most. Portofee stated that he always had really good mile times when running, which led to his decision to run cross country in college. “I was always too skinny to play football or sports like that in high school,” Portofee said. “My junior high coach pushed me into cross country. That is when I became interested in running cross country. I have liked to run ever since I was young. I always did really well at long distance runs.” Portofee said he tries not to think about anything while he runs. “You can break yourself and it can be tough on you mentally,” Portofee said. “I just do it (run).” With a senior led squad this season, Portofee will transition into a leadership role. With the influx of young runners, Portofee is taking the lead. He will try to keep the other young runners focused, mentally tough and keep their confidence high. “Marcus is making the transition into a leadership role very smoothly,” said assistant coach Eric Wellman. “He has gotten a lot stronger and become a better runner. His leadership will be greatly needed moving into next season.” Last season at the Mid America Athletic Association cross country championship in Hays, Portofee, ran a personal 26:13.00 in the 8K, finishing in 44th place overall as a freshman, while helping the team finish in eighth place. Portofee has high hopes for himself and the team this season. “I hope to get my 8K to under 26 minutes this season,” Portofee said. “I want to help lead this team and continue to push us to constantly be better.” The first cross country meet on Sept. 2 was cancelled due to heat. The next meet is at 10 a.m. on Sept. 17 in Lincoln, Neb.


C helsie S laughter The Hornet volleyball team beat the Northwest Missouri Bearcats last night at the William L. White Auditorium downtown in the MIAA opener, 3-0. Making a statement early, the Bearcats came out scoring three quick points against the Hornets. “We told them the net is the key today,” said head coach Bing Xu. “Overall we played well and pretty consistent,” Xu said. Katie Deutschmann, freshman business major, had some big hits early to get the Hornets pumped up and back into the set. “We wanted to make sure we did not get down on ourselves, and we wanted to keep ourselves up,” Deutschmann said. Fighting back hard, the Hornets got up 14-11. Continuing to stay on top the Hornets pushed the score to 22-15 as the Bearcats took their second timeout. The Hornets took the first set 25-19. Getting a majority of the kills for the Bearcats in the first set, senior Alex Hanna got a strong kill to start out the second set, but this did not stop the Hornets as they followed up with a point of their own and took the lead, 5-2.

Sophomore rightside hitter Morgan Buckner goes up for the spike Wednesday night at White auditorium. The Hornets won 3-0 against Northwest Missouri. Chris Franklin/The Bulletin

Brianna Kaiser, sophomore nursing major, put additional points on the board for the Hornets as she attacked the nets. Northwest Missouri took a timeout, being down 8-4. Coming out of the timeout strong, the Hornets scored four consecutive points forcing the Bearcats to regroup in a timeout. Emporia took the second set with a score of 25-21, off of an ace by middle blocker Kaiser.

“Our team chemistry is getting a lot better,” Kaiser said, “I think we did a great job.” Getting two kills in a row, middle blocker and junior Caitlyn Murray scored the first two points of the third set. The Hornets were up 4-0, causing Rinehart and the Bearcats to take a timeout. After allowing the Bearcats to score a few points, Xu told his team everything starts with the first pass. Murray continued

her kill streak helping the Hornets get up 17-12, when the Bearcats took a timeout. Xu took a timeout shortly after at 21-19, to allow his team to take a quick breather. The Hornets took the third set 25-20 on a vicious block by Deutschmann. “We worked hard in practice and it paid off,” Deutschmann said. The Hornets will take on the Bulldogs of Truman State University at 1 p.m. this Saturday in Kirksville, Mo.

Hornets control possession, fall in home opener B randon S chneeberger The Emporia State soccer team failed to win their first game at the ESU pitch this season, losing to the Riverhawks of Northeastern State. After tying the score at one, the Hornets let the game slip away, 2-1, despite controlling possession. “We had spurts,” said head coach Bryan Sailer. “We had some good moments. We really played good after that first goal. I think we came out a little maybe overhyped that first half. We don’t concede very easily. Those two goals are the most we’ve given up all year.” The first half saw both defenses dialed-in as neither team was able to register any serious goal opportunities. ESU was outshot 7-3 in the half but managed to stick with the Riverhawks as each team took three shots on goal. Perhaps the best opportunity for the Hornets to score a goal in the opening half came to sophomore midfielder Hannah Carlson, who had her shot blocked by a Riverhawk defender. Neither team wasted time after the break-in action. Northeastern State managed to score a goal in the forty-sixth minute of play. A 35-yard bomb from Riverhawk midfielder Renee Valcarcel gave them the edge early in the second half. Before either team could soak in the momentum change, freshman midfielder Jordan Foutch beat the keeper off her line and scored off a chip shot to earn her first goal as a Hornet. “I was just open, lucky open” Foutch said, “and I told coach earlier today, I was like, ‘Coach, I’m going to get one today,’ so I got one.” The Hornets continued to rally throughout the second half as they controlled the possession for a majority of the period. Sailer was pleased with the second half effort from his team. “After the goal, that next 20 to 30 minutes, we controlled 90 percent of the ball,” Sailer said. “It was good. It was really good – maybe our best moment so far. Of course we got the goal, and we had other chances to, just couldn’t get the second one.” Although they controlled the possession for the most part, the Hornet defense was unable to keep the Riverhawks from striking again. In the eighty-second minute, Riverhawk forward Rachel Sordahl scored on a turnaround shot from the left side of the box to give her team the edge they needed to win

Sophomore midfielder Hannah Carlson fights to keep the ball in her possession against a Northeastern opponent. Thursday evening’s game was this seasons home opener. Jenny Pendarvis/The Bulletin

the game. What may have been the equalizer for ESU came off a header by sophomore forward Catie Hyde. The shot was in line with the goal, but Riverhawk goalie Deb Hill came away with a great save. Each team registered 11 shots. The Riverhawks managed to get six shots in the goal to ESU’s five. The Hornets (0-2-1) will look to rebound from the loss on Sept. 13 as they travel to Wayne State in Wayne, Neb. The next home game for ESU is at 1 p.m. on Sept. 18 against Missouri Western.

Sport Shorts Volleyball goes 0-2 in Missouri The Hornets traveled to Warrensburg, Mo. on Saturday to compete in the UCM Peggy Martin Classic. The Hornets lost 0-3 to #3 ranked Tampa. Katie Deutschmann, led the way with 14 kills, four assists and five digs. Meg Schwartz continued her double-digit dig matches, finishing with 17 and stretching the current streak to 12. In the second match, the Hornets fought hard in the 2-3 loss against #4 ranked Azusa Pacific. The team showed some serious heart after being down 2 matches to 0. Brianna Kaiser had a career night with 15 kills and 27 digs, which is her second double-double in 3 matches. Amanda Gerety also had 56 assists.

Women’s soccer earns first shut out of season

Football loses to #25 ranked Pittsburg State

The women’s soccer team traveled to Wayne State in Nebraska on Tuesday. They came away with a 0-0 tie and their first shut out of the season. It has been almost a full year since the Hornets held a team scoreless in a match. The Hornets had four shots on goal. Nikki Schmitz earned her first shut out of the season, the second of her career. So far this season, she has only allowed one goal in nearly 200 minutes of soccer.

The football team had a promising start Saturday night against Pittsburgh State, jumping out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. The lead quickly diminished as the Hornets had three turnovers and 15 penalties in the 14-38 loss. Senior running back Dasor Horton led the rushing attack with 11 carries for 49 yards, while junior defensive back Derek Lohmann led the way with 10 tackles, including one tackle for loss. The Hornets look ahead to this week’s game against the #12 ranked Central Missouri.

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