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Members of Emporia State’s Black Student Government will be attending the Big XII Conference in Austin, Texas over the weekend. The conference is for all black student governments across the nation, with over 20 schools attending, and roughly 20 ESU students participating. “The conference is an opportunity for us all to be black and celebrate that and learn what that means,” said President of Black Student Tim Wise lectures about social justice equity on Thursday Feb. 9 in Albert Taylor Hall. Wise is known best Union Kayla Gilmore, junior for his stance on the issues of racial tolerance in America and has published many books on the subject. John political science major. Reynolds | The Bulletin The conference offers those who attend a chance to learn always a bad thing. I think the what I’m planning. I don’t build with the ones who come.” and strategize, attending “Make America Great seminars and events, in the more that we practice and the want him to necessarily know more we engage, the better what we’re thinking,” Wise Again,” which was President hopes of bringing what they said. “So I’d love for more Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan, learn back to campus to make we’ll get at it.” Wise went on to state that people to be engaged and have is coming from people who universities a more diverse and he doesn’t necessarily want the this hard conversation, but it think the past was this inclusive place for students of adversary in the room all of the can’t be forced and in the meantime, we got to talk to the time. “I don’t want him to know ones who come and we got to see WISE page 2 see BIG XII page 6



William Allen White House features ESU productions were written by ESU students and most of the actors are ESU n wat h k e @ e s u b u l l e t i n . c o m students,” said Kevin Rabas, Emporia State hosted its director of the event and chair second annual short play of the English, modern lanfestival in the William Allen guage and journalism department. “(The event) helps to feature student work.” The festival took place two days before Valentine’s Day. “Last year it was right on Valentine’s Day. This year, two thirds of the plays are centered on the theme of love,” Rabas said. “In the four years I’ve been here, I’ve seen a connection formed,” said Solomon Jacobs, senior English major. “(Creative writing) is becoming a staple of this city.” Among the playwrights at the event Tad Gilbert, junior theatre and English ma- was Lisa Greenwood, jor, preforms “Walked and Bat Aid” written an ESU alumnus from by himself last Sunday in the William Allen 2015. Greenwood diWhite House. The short play festival was put rected her play “Fade on for Valentine’s Day and included short To…” featured stuplays, monologues and skits. Donald Goode dent playwright | The Bulletin Jacobs. “We get to feature White House, last Thurs- new plays,” said Tad Gilday. Several ESU students bert, junior theater and Engperformed at the event, and lish major. “This is the world a few students and alumni premiere of “Bat Aid” and presented their own original works of theater. “Two of the main plays see HOUSE page 7

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Three Emporia State University organizations came together to host an event Monday evening, inviting Master Teachers Adrianne Falco and Nikki Chamberlain to have a conversation with education students and answer their questions. The event was sponsored by ISEA, KNEA, and Kappa Delta Pi.

“They gave a good perspective of what’s actually happening in the education field,” said Kirsten Blau, senior elementary education major. “I wanted to come because I wanted another teacher’s perspective.” The event was causal, held in a science classroom with refreshments offered and students sitting at desks. The Master Teachers took questions just as they would, calling on students.

“People brought a lot of diverse questions and perspectives to the field,” said Paul Reichenberger, president of KNEA and sophomore business education major. “I feel like we not only learned about ways to be an effective educator, but ways to be an effective individual in the community.” Blau felt Falco and Cham-

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E r i n K e l l e y, s e n i o r communications major, has been involved in numerous organizations on and off campus and has found Emporia State to be an enriching part of her life. “The most challenging part was going from a small school to a big school…but having these real life experiences that nobody else can teach you about, that has made me grow up quite a bit,” said Kelley. “All of the opportunities that I have gotten, I have made sure to take advantage of.” Kelley is a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, was president of said sorority, and is currently working as an intern for Fraternity and Sorority Life. “She continues to challenge the system and work with others to make changes and I admire that,” said Taryn Lynch, sophomore political science major and sorority sister of Kelley’s. “Her list of

Erin Kelley, senior communication and marketing major and resident assistant, works yesterday in the receptions area of the Towers Complex. Kelley has been accepted into three different graduate programs for fall of next year. Dabin Choi | The Bulletin

accomplishments goes on and on, but I think the biggest accomplishment that she has earned is that when she leaves ESU, it will be better than she found it.” Kelley has also been a

member of the Residential Life staff for three years and currently works in the freshman dorms at the Towers

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A resolution to recognize Delta Delta Epsilon, Alpha Alpha chapter as a registered student organization (RSO) was passed unanimously by the Associated Student Government in their meeting last Thursday. “We want to start the Alpha Alpha chapter of Delta Delta Epsilon, which is a national organization for students, faculty and professionals in the area of forensic science,” said Samantha Hobson, graduate student in forensic science. In order to fulfill the 30 hours of community service required every year of all RSOs, the organization plans to help local Boy Scouts earn their forensic science badge or assist high school students in Topeka in training for Science Olympiad, according to Hobson. The motion to recognize the RSO passed with a vote of 17-0-0. In other business, a resolu-

tion supporting undocumented students in Kansas was passed with a vote of 17-0-0 in response to President Trump’s threat to remove the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). This is a governmental program that allows undocumented students to have a temporary relief from deportation while they’re in school, according to Elijah Williams, ASG president and senior political science major. “This resolution allows for the students to have support from us and from the university,” Williams said. The student government also unanimously passed a resolution that informs ESU’s Information Technology (IT) department that students do not need to pay for both Adobe Connect and ZOOM, similar programs that allow students and teachers to video chat. “I met with the director of IT at Emporia State University and he indicated to me that hardly anyone ever uses Adobe Con-

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Lindsy Whitlow, second year masters of science in forensic science graduate student, and Samantha Hobson, forensic science graduate student, presents a proposal to ASG for Alpha Alpha, a chapter of Delta Delta Epsilon, in Senate Chambers last Thursday. Alpha Alpha is a group meant for scholarships and services for students, faculty and professionals in the forensic science community. Donald Goode | The Bulletin

nect and that most use ZOOM,” Williams said. “We need to let IT know that no one uses this program, so we don’t have to pay for it anymore.” Munashe Mangwendeza, senior accounting major, and Macrae Wilkins, senior health promotion major, were ap-

pointed as new ASG senators. Three senate positions are still open, according to Cassandra Stair, ASG vice president and senior political science major. The next ASG meeting will be at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in the senate chambers of the Memorial Union.

Obituary: James Atley Loughmiller

James Atley Loughmiller died on Feb. 10, in Emporia, Kan. He was born Aug. 4, 1992 in Wellington. He was the middle of three sons born to Joan and Jerry Loughmiller of Wellington. As a young child, he began to display a lifelong interest in nature and its creatures. His friendship extended to count-


continued from page 1 wonderful splendid place, ignoring how not splendid it was for millions of their countrymen and countrywomen, according to Wise.

less stray animals he brought in as pets. He took on the role early in life as the “entertainer and ham” in the family, and a more kind-hearted kid would be hard to find. James was a loving son, brother, cousin and friend to many. He was known for his caring and humorous demeanor, and he was naturally quiet and reserved, but was willing to step out of his comfort zone to lend a smile to others. He attended Washington Elementary, Wellington Middle School and then Wellington High. James spent his summers working as a lifeguard at the Wellington Family Aquatic Center. He was a proud Wellington Crusader who partici-

pated in an array of sports. On the football field, he had the pleasure of having twice personally met Jordan Phillips, who currently plays defensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League. After high school, James attended Hutchinson Community College and then Emporia State University, where he was a senior studying to become a high school chemistry teacher. He worked over the summer in Wellington at Futures and was currently working at Guion’s Showcase in Emporia. He enjoyed fishing, working out, archery, making interesting class projects and spending time with friends and family.

James is survived by his parents, Jerry and Joan Loughmiller, Wellington; and brothers Sam, Dallas, Texas; and Chris, Emporia, Kan.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his cat Felix. There will be a prayer service at 1 p.m., Feb. 18 at Calvary Lutheran Church followed by a celebration of life at Washington Elementary School until 4 p.m. The celebration of life will be come and go and all are welcome to attend either or both. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either Calvary Lutheran Church, 1300 North C Street, Wellington, or the Wellington Humane Society, P.O. Box 494, Wellington.

“Let’s be real, it isn’t just the past we (white Americans) have a problem with,” Wise said. “It’s the truth, the complexity of the past.” According to Wise, history is important because too often when we talk about race and racism, white Americans in

particular are extraordinarily quick to look at people of color, who talk about the past and say “Why do you have to bring that up? That was a long time ago. Why can’t we move on? Why can’t we get over it?” “If you don’t understand what happened yesterday, metaphorically speaking or last’s very hard for you to look at what’s going on this week and understand it fully because the past and the present are so inextricably connected,” Wise said. Audience members learned many things about the history of racism in America from the social justice lecturer, including redlining. “A lot of the history was kind of new to me,” said Chloe Soetaert, senior graphic design major. “I didn’t know a lot about the redlining thing. It was kind of one of those things where you kind of assume that there’s something going down, but he explained it more thoroughly and like he said, it’s really important to learn the history.” Redlining was a very common practice for decades and it was perfectly legal until 1968 when the Fair Housing Act was passed and even after that, they continued in sort of indirect

ways, according to Wise. “Banks would take maps of neighborhoods and they would put them up on the wall in the loan office,” Wise said. “They would take a red marker and they would draw a line around the black community and anybody who lived in the boundaries of that red line would not be able to get a loan. As a result, that meant that certain neighborhoods, particularly in the cities, were starved of capital. Essentially, they just weren’t able to build wealth.” President Allison Garrett attended the event as well and said that she was very grateful that Wise came to ESU. “He clearly has such a command of facts in such an engaging way of sharing what sometimes is a hard message, but that we needed to hear,” Garrett said. “I’m just excited that Emporia State could have someone of his caliber in to present and hope that we can have similar terrific presenters in for the future.” The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is scheduled to send students to the University of Texas for the Big XII Conference on Black Student Government Feb. 16 thru 19.


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continued from page 1 Complex. “A lot of people look to her for guidance and questions, she really helps mentor a lot of the first-year students,” said Jacob Mendez, complex coordinator of Towers, who has been a co-worker of Kelley’s for the past three years. “She has had to step in and out of different leadership positions, think critically about herself as a leader and really challenge

herself to grow and she does it very well.” Kelley will be graduating in May of this year and has been accepted into the graduate program for the coming fall semester at three different universities, Kansas University, Kansas State University, and the University of Central Missouri. These graduate programs typically receive over 300 applications, but only accept about 50 applicants. She hopes to continue her involvement in the Fraternity and Sorority Life at one of these schools.

Feb. 7 Staff member requested welfare check for female resident on 3rd floor of North Twin Towers. Feb. 8 Officer provided escort for male faculty member from ESU PD HQ to Plumb Hall. Officer removed shards of glass from a broken window at 18th and Morse Dr. WAW Library zone 155 Fire Trouble. Smoke detector 4th floor Ramp N-unit. Mechanical error. Feb. 9 Report taken in reference to the President’s Office request to meet to discuss missing Diversity and Inclusion calendar of events posters. This meeting occurred at approximately 1630 on 02/03/2017. The posters were reportedly missing from Butcher Education Center and Visser Hall. Officer responded to a report of a suspicious person in the Memorial Union. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a welfare check at 2103 Industrial Rd.. Officer assisted occupant of KS 288JKN at 2021 E 6th. Subject was stuck inside vehicle. Officer followed up on a report of subjects possibly smoking marijuana in at least two vehicles in Sector 7. Subjects left the vicinity prior to officers’ arrival. Feb. 10 Ambulance responded to Kellogg Circle for a fall. Male subject refused transport. Emporia Police Dept. officer transported Aaron Tweedy to the Lyon Co. jail for a Woodson Co. warrant. Officers assisted the Kansas Highway Patrol, Emporia Police Dept., and Lyon Co. Sheriff’s Office with a car chase/attempt to locate vehicle on U.S. Hwy 50 and Graphic Arts Rd. Feb. 11 Officer reported to a minor non-injury accident involving KS 583JGG and KS 034DVT in Sector 2. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious odor on the second floor of South Twin Towers. Officers were not able to locate the source of the odor. Officer checked welfare of occupants in KS 493JGH in Sector 7. Officer arrested male subject for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Officer provided escort for a male student from the Lyon Co. jail to the Twin Towers Complex. Feb. 12 Officer checked the welfare of a male student in Singular/Trusler Complex. His mother contacted ESU PD HQ and was concerned because his health monitor was not registering. No problem was found. Feb. 13 Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a welfare check in the vicinity of 1500 Merchant. Ambulance responded to Memorial Union east entrance for a seizure. Subject was transported by ambulance to Newman Regional Health. Ambulance responded to North Twin Towers Room 304 for a breathing problem. Subject was transported by ambulance to Newman Regional Health. Feb. 14 Memorial Union zone 11 Fire. Smoke detector on 1st floor in Elevator 5 is a recurring problem and requires attention.

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ESU hosts Chinese New Year Gala

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Emporia State hosted a celebration of the Chinese New Year last Friday in Albert Taylor Hall. The festivities included performances reflecting Asian cultures and a raffle. “It’s as if we were in China, but we never left our home,” said Joyce Zhou, faculty advisor for the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), professor of marketing and performer at the event. “We are very blessed to have our international community.” Zhous’ performed a solo dance titled “Good Fortune.” “Our purpose is trying to bring diversity,” said Kaiyuan Wu, president of

the CSSA and senior business major. Wu, along with ESU students Xiao Han and Shibo Gao, performed an instrumental piece using traditional Chinese instruments. “(The performance) was exciting,” said Yuanou Sha, freshman journalism major and performer at the event. “It was my first time.” Sha danced as part of the international students’ jazz group, which included ESU students from China, Japan and South Korea. “(The students) are a treasure to have here,” said Brandi Delmott, ESU alumnus from 2010 and MC for the event. “These students are busy, they have so much to do, and they still come to share their talents.”


James Baldwin: A Black History Month Spotlight

While I was at the Tim Wise lecture last Thursday, he mentioned a lot of enlightened people of color who pretty much taught him most, if not all, of what he knows about racial issues in America. Wise mentioned quite a few people, but according to him, the best to put pen to paper was none other than James Baldwin. Now, I will admit that though I had heard Baldwin’s name a few times through so-

cial media (notice I didn’t say in class) prior to Wise’s reference, I didn’t know much about him. I didn’t know that Baldwin was a fierce writer. I didn’t know that he was a profound and powerful speaker. I didn’t know that his legacy involved posing critical questions concerning the equitable integration of black people and gay and bisexual men. I didn’t know that he was the highlyesteemed intellectual who in-


Performers included not only ESU students and faculty, but also people from outside the university. Other performers included Fred Weems, a musician from St. Joseph, Missouri who played a song on the Guzheng, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument, and the Lawrence Jasmine Dance Group, which performed a traditional Tibetan dance, or Droma. The event began with an opening performance by the Kansas City Chinese Music Ensemble. “(The event) has been a great celebration of diversity, with people traveling from Kansas City and Lawrence to be a part of it,” Zhou said. The Colors of ESU International Tea Party will be on Feb. 24 in the Main

Street of the Memorial culture and history of tea from China, Korea and JaUnion. “(We will) talk about pan,” Zhou said.

fluenced and worked closely with the likes of Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes, Huey P. Newton, Malcolm X and many more. It’s quite possible that Baldwin coined the original “clap back” that was directly rooted in his exceptional rebuttal and debating skills with famous quotes such as “I love America more than any other country in the world, and exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” Two famous Baldwin quotes that I particularly empathized with the most while conducting my research this past week are, “The paradox of education is precisely thisthat as one begins to become conscious, one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated” and “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” By referring to my pieces titled “Sparking The Age of

Knowledge” and “Nina Taught Me,” one could easily figure out why these quotes from Baldwin stood out to me, but I find complete solace in the fact that I am not nearly the first to go through the issues and ideas expressed in the above titles. After reading more about the life of James Baldwin, I quickly figured out that he was not only writing for his generation, but for many generations to come. Obviously, Baldwin was very conscious about many issues concerning racism, sexism and classism in America with works such as “Giovanni’s Room,” which some consider to be homoerotic and “The Fire Next Time,” which is composed of two essays, one written to Baldwin’s nephew. The essay dedicated to Baldwin’s nephew is actually what inspired Ta Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me,” which is a book of nonfiction written to Coate’s son about the struggle and realities of be-

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Fred Weems, music master from St. Joseph, demonstrates his skills on a classic Chinese instrument last Friday at the Chinese New Year Gala in Albert Taylor Hall. The New Year was marked as the year of the rooster; which is among the many sacred symbols of the Chinese culture. John Reynolds | The Bulletin

ing black in the United States. Recently, a documentary called “I Am Not Your Negro” was released based on Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript titled, “Remember This House.” The film, which is directed by Raoul Peck and narrated by actor Samuel Jackson, dissects the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscent view of civil rights leaders such as Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If you’re interested in the life and unique perspective of James Baldwin based on the little bit of information shared in this piece, “I Am Not You Negro” will be playing in the Tivoli Cinemas at Manor Square at Kansas City, MO on Friday, Feb. 24. And if you would like to actually read one of Baldwin’s works of literature, the school library has “Giovanni’s Room,” “Notes of a Native Son” and “Go tell it on a Mountain” available right now.

A capella group sings love songs to students, community

Matthew Mahr, sophomore theatre major, and Bailey Carter, senior theatre major, participate in one of the many Zoiks! skits during their Wednesday performance in Bruder Theatre. The skit consisted of four cast members improvising a scene in IKEA and at the conclusion, the audience voted out a member, leaving the others to recreate the scene without the missing member, a process that continued until only one Zoiks! member was left to do the scene entirely on their own. Allie Crome | The Bulletin

Happy Valentine’s Day Doc and Tess!! ! Sammy, Ollie, and your students

Maite Garcia, freshman marketing major, Sadie Moore, freshman art education major, and Sydney Gulley, sophomore special education major, perform a song during a Singing Valentine’s Day Gram delivery last Monday in Visser Hall. The valentine’s performances are the A Capella Choir’s largest fundraiser, where the group delivered songs all over the community. Allie Crome | The Bulletin



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Twits ‘n’ Tweets STAFF EDITORIAL

It seems like everyone nowadays has a Twitter. Whether it’s for keeping up on the latest news or to follow their favorite celebrities, Twitter is meant to be a sort of “chattyCathy” type of social media; it’s quick and to the point. However, this sort of laissezfaire social media still doesn’t mean people shouldn’t be professional and respectable. You don’t see people like Bill Gates and Thomas L. Friedman, a New York Times columnist, going off the rail and tweeting inappropriate things or acting unprofessionally. Donald Trump does this exact thing with the official POTUS Twitter account. He constantly tweets about topics without having any sort of facts to back up what he has

to say. He can’t spell for shit. And mostly the stuff he says is plain childish or false. Let’s not forget that he lies almost half the time he tweets something because he believes in “alternative facts.” Trump acts as a conflict of interest when he retweets his personal account’s tweets about his daughter being dropped from Nordstrom. Do we even need to bring up the fact that in the later half of the election his team had to take away his Twitter account? Because they were so damn afraid he would run his mouth too much and mess up the campaign. Does that, in any way, demonstrate any sort of professionalism we want running this country?

No. It doesn’t. So why doesn’t anyone say anything to him? Why don’t they just take away his account like they did before? Because he’s the most powerful man in the world. Anyone who dares oppose him now will come to the same fate as former U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates: fired for opposing his immigration ban. People are scared to lose their jobs, so they don’t say anything. This means it’s time for us to do something about it. It’s our civil duty as Americans to stand up and challenge the Cartoon By Liam Kampsen | The Bulletin government. Start calling and emailing him saying something and your senators and representa- tweeting. Cause if we don’t, we’re one pissing off a world leader and tives. Demand them to do some140 character tweet away from sending us right into a war. thing about Trump’s excessive

It’s Time to Take Care of Yourself tally, physically and emotionally will improve your ability to handle whatever life throws at you. Everyone has stress, but many are unaware that stress can have serious effects on your health. Stress triggers the survival mode in our brain that pumps adrenaline through our entire body. When triggered, stress causes your body to S avannah R ussell release hormones that increases srussell@esubulle your heart rate, raises your It is vitally important to blood pressure and alters your create and sustain a healthy, breathing. This is probably why we balanced life. as students are so edgy when Taking care of yourself men-

anxious or nervous. In some cases, chronic stress can cause serious mental disorders like anxiety or depression, both of which many people don’t take seriously. Depression is so severe that it is hard to function normally, as it interferes with everyday life. There are several ways to cope with stress and overcome anxiety before it destroys your day. Start by prioritizing your life, create a daily list of good habits. At first, this may sound impossible because of school

The Growing Divide

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There is a growing problem in this country that no one wants to address. The blatant refusal by both liberals and conservatives to entertain the thought of being quiet and listening to an opinion they don’t agree with is indicative of this. I’m not talking about the flat out refusal to let a Nazi leak his noxious ideas or the adamant rejection of anyone that believes in communism.

I’m talking about refusing to listen to, and spitefully attacking, ideas that even vaguely differ from one’s own. When dialogue between two people of differing opinions is started, there should never be the idea in mind that there must be a clear winner. To imply that screaming over each other and attacking one another ’s character is somehow justified and normal debate, is terrifying. We live in a country that was founded on the ideal of compromise. When writing The U.S. Constitution, the founders of came upon seemingly impassible divides in ideas about how our country should run. After days of debate, instead of giving up they found solutions by compromising with each other. No party got exactly what they wanted, but they were able to find a middle ground that allowed the

country to move forward. There is no reason someone should just completely give into the ideals of somebody else and rescind their own, nobody should want that. The act of listening is not the same as giving in. The act of talking civilly with someone you disagree with is not completely abandoning your morals. If this country is ever going to move forward again, the people need to have a meaningful dialogue with each other on how this country needs to be run, not a screaming fit. Go and find a fellow ESU student who disagrees with you politically. Engage them in meaningful discussion and maybe the rest of campus could eventually follow suit. Then perhaps one day the country will do the same and we will finally be able to solve our country’s problems in a positive way.

and other demands we have in life. For instance, I am taking 18 credit hours so it’s a challenge to find the time to juggle club meetings, do homework, eat healthy and go to the gym every day. The truth is staying hydrated, choosing healthy options and taking a stroll around Wooster Lake daily are all little steps towards making a huge difference in our lives. An even better option would be joining one of the Zumba or yoga group classes offered at ESU to help raise your sero-

tonin levels and put you in a positive mood. Talking to someone can reduce your stress, giving you more control over your life. Fortunately, the Student Wellness Center offers free sessions with counselors who will support and listen to you as soon as you schedule an appointment. Above all, you have to love and nurture yourself. Do not let stress prohibit you from living your best possible life; you deserve to be in control of your own happiness.

Public Displays of Entitlement

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With the recent confirmation of Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of Education, the future of education is up in the air. DeVos has no qualifications to work for education, yet she was nominated and confirmed as the secretary. She was given the position because of money. According to The Los Angeles Times, DeVos has said that “it is possible” that her family has donated 200 million dollars to various Republican politicians. It turns out that money can buy just about anything. This evidence was a disappointment to current and future educators as well as former public school students. DeVos has no connection to the public school system; she went to private schools and sent her children to private schools. DeVos also does not have an education degree. As a teachers college, ESU students are rightfully

worried about their futures. With a Secretary of Education who favors vouchers and school choice, current and future teachers’ careers could be forever changed. Families of school aged children will be affected. Public schools, and the teachers in them, are vital to the success of many students. I spent eight years in the public school system. I transferred to a private school after the public school system failed to meet my needs. I was lucky that I could make the switch, a lot of students don’t have that choice. Students like me are the reason why public schools need more passionate teachers to keep their students engaged. Students need a place where they can go to learn and enjoy themselves. School choice would make that a luxury. ESU is a public school, we receive funding from the state and the nation. It is because of education funding that millions of students can pursue an education. As ESU students, we are products of public education, like it or not. With the new administration, we have to keep fighting to educate the youth. Whether you are an education major or not, you can help. Volunteer or donate to local schools and write to your congressional representatives or to DeVos with your opinions on how to improve education.

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La Oficina de Diversidad, Equidad e Inclusión patrocinó su primera conferencia de equidad de justicia social que contó con la participación del activista antirracista, Tim Wise, el jueves pasado. “Nosotros que somos blancos necesitamos estar dispuestos a ir y leer las palabras de la gente de color y realmente escuchar cuando hablan sobre raza,” dijo Wise. “Está bien venir a esta charla, (pero) la pregunta es ‘¿estamos realmente escuchando cuando la gente de color dice las mismas cosas?’” Para conseguir que la gente que debe participar en la conversación de justicia social participe, sólo mantengan la conversación hasta que la gente se sienta arrastrada y obligada a venir, de acuerdo a Wise. “Estoy de mente mixta en esto, pero obviamente, cuanto más tengas la conversación, más probabilidad habrá de que la gente está atrapada en la web de esa conversación en algún momento,” dijo Wise. “Mi mente mixta de esto es que quiero que todos vayan a participar en esta discusión, pero también me doy cuenta de que a veces “predicando el coro” no siempre es una mala cosa. Creo que en cuanto más practiquemos y más nos comprometemos, mejor lo conseguiremos.” Wise continuó afirmando que no necesariamente quiere al adversario en la habitación

todo el tiempo. “No quiero que él sepa lo que estoy planeando. No quiero que necesariamente sepa lo que estamos pensando,” dijo Wise. “Así que me encantaría que más gente se comprometa y tenga esta conversación difícil, pero no puede ser forzada y mientras tanto, tenemos que hablar con los que vienen y tenemos que construir con los que vienen.” “Make America Great Again,” que fue el lema de la campaña del presidente Trump de 2016 viene de gente que piensa que el pasado fue este maravilloso lugar espléndido, ignorando cómo no espléndido fue para millones de sus compatriotas y campesinas, según Wise. “Seamos reales, no es sólo el pasado con lo que (los estadounidenses blancos) tienen un problema,” dijo Wise. “Es la verdad, la complejidad del pasado”. Según Wise, la historia es importante porque con demasiada frecuencia cuando hablamos de raza y racismo, los estadounidenses blancos, en particular, son extraordinariamente rápidos para mirar a las personas de color, que hablan sobre el pasado y dicen “’¿Por qué tienes que plantearlo? Eso fue hace mucho tiempo. ¿Por qué no podemos seguir adelante? ¿Por qué no podemos superarlo?’” “Si no entiendes lo que pasó ayer, metafóricamente hablando o el año pasado...

ESU celebra una gala del año nuevo chino nou Sha, estudiante de primer año en periodismo g a m pa r a n @ e s u b u l l e t i n . c o m y ejecutante en ele evento. “Está fue mi primer vez.” Emporia State celeSha bailo como parte bró la gala del año nuevo del grupo de jazz de eschino el viernes pasado tudiantes internacionales, en Albert Taylor Hall. Las que incluye estudiantes festividades reflejaron las de ESU de china, japón y cultura asiática y se tomo corea del sur. de a cabo una rifa. “(Los estudiantes) son “Es como si estuviéra- un tesoro,” dijo Brandi mos todavía en casa en Delmott, graduada de ESU china,” dijo Joyce Zhou, del 2010 y presentadora asesora de la asociación de del evento. “Estos estuestudiantes chinos (CSSA), diantes están ocupados, profesora de márketing tienen mucho que hacer, y ejecutante en el evento. pero todavía vienen a pre“Estamos muy bendecidos sentar sus talentos.” con nuestra comunidad Ejecutantes incluyinternacional.” eron no sólo estudiantes Zhour bailo la cancion y facultad de ESU, pero “Good Fortune.” también gente fuera de la “Nuestro intento es universidad. Otros ejecutraer diversidad,” dijo tantes fueron Fred Weems, Kaiyuan Wu, presidente músico de St. Joseph, Misde CSSA y estudiante de souri que toco una canción último año en negocio. en el guzheng, un instruWu, y otros estudi- mento chino tradicional y antes Xiao Han y Sh- el grupo de baile Lawrence ibo Gao tocaron música Jasmine Dance, que bailó con instrumentos chinos una baile tibetano traditradicionales. cional, el droma. “(El desempeño) fue El evento empezó con emocionante,” dijo Yua- música por el Kansas City Chinese Music Ensemble. “(El evento) ha sido una gran celebración de diversidad, con gente viajando de Kansas City y Lawrence para p a r t i c i p a r, ” dijo Zhou. La fiesta internacional Colors of ESU se tomará a cabo el 24 de febrero en Main Street del Memorial Union. “(Hablaremos) de culColin Wen, pianista de diez años , toca “The Happy tura e histoFarmer” en el piano en la gala del año nuevo chino ria del té de el viernes pasado en Albert Taylor Hall. Wen demchina, corea ostró su capacidad instrumental, que es costumbre y japón,” dijo en la cultura china. John Reynolds | The Bulletin Zhou. G aby A mparan

es muy difícil para ti mirar lo que está pasando esta semana y entenderlo completamente porque el pasado y el presente están tan inextricablemente conectados,” dijo Wise . Los miembros de la audiencia aprendieron muchas cosas acerca de la historia del racismo en los estados unidos desde el profesor de justicia social incluyendo la redifusión. “Mucha de la historia fue algo nuevo para mí,”dijo Chloe Soetaert, estudiante de tercer año en diseño gráfico. “Yo no sabía mucho acerca de la cosa redlining. Era una de esas cosas en las que suponías que algo iba a caer, pero él lo explicó más a fondo y, como él dijo, es muy importante aprender la historia.” Redlining era una práctica muy común por décadas y era perfectamente legal hasta 1968, cuando la Ley de Equidad de Vivienda fue aprobada e incluso después de eso, continuaron de una manera indirecta, según Wise. “Los bancos tomaban mapas de barrios y los ponían en la pared de la oficina de préstamos,” dijo Wise. “Tomaban un marcador rojo y dibujaban una línea alrededor de la comunidad negra y cualquiera que viviera en los límites de esa línea roja no podía conseguir un préstamo. Como resultado, eso significaba que ciertos barrios, particularmente en las ciudades, estaban privados de capital. Esencialmente, simple-

Tim Wise habla sobre la justicia social el jueves, 9 de febrero en Albert Taylor Hall. Wise es reconocido por su tolerancia racial en los estados unidos y ha publicado varios libros sobre el tema. John Reynolds | The Bulletin

mente no fueron capaces de construir riqueza.” La presidenta Allison Garrett también asistió al evento y dijo que estaba muy agradecida de que Wise vino a ESU. “Claramente tiene tal dominio de los hechos de una manera tan atractiva de compartir lo que a veces es un mensaje difícil, pero que necesitamos escuchar,” dijo Garrett. “Estoy

emocionada de que Emporia State pueda tener a alguien de su calibre visitar y espero que podamos tener presentadores similares a el en el futuro”. La Oficina de Diversidad, Equidad e Inclusión organizó un viaje a la Universidad de Texas para los estudiantes para la gran conferencia XII sobre Gobierno Estudiantil Negro del 16 al 19 de febrero.

for Science Olympiad. La moción para reconocer el RSO pasó con un voto de 17-0-0. En otros negocios, una resolución que apoya a estudiantes indocumentados en Kansas fue aprobada con un voto de 17-0-0 en respuesta a la amenaza del presidente Trump de eliminar el Programa de Acción Diferida (DACA). Este es un programa gubernamental que permite a los estudiantes indocumentados tener un alivio temporal de la deportación mientras están en la escuela, de acuerdo con Elijah Williams, presidente de ASG y estudiante de último año en ciencias políticas. “Esta resolución permite que los estudiantes tengan el apoyo de nosotros y de la universidad,” dijo Williams. El gobierno estudiantil también aprobó por unanimidad una resolución que informa al departamento de

Information Technology (IT) de ESU que los estudiantes no necesitan pagar por Adobe Connect y ZOOM, programas similares que permiten a los estudiantes y maestros chat por video. “Me reuní con el director de IT de Emporia State University y me indicó que casi nadie utiliza Adobe Connect, y que la mayoría utiliza ZOOM,” dijo Williams. “Tenemos que hacerles saber que nadie usa este programa, así que no tenemos que pagar por él.” Munashe Mangwendeza, estudiante de último año de contabilidad y Macrae Wilkins, estudiante de último año en promoción de la salud, fueron nombrados como nuevos senadores de ASG. Tres puestos del Senado siguen abiertos, según Cassandra Stair, vicepresidente de ASG y estudiante de último año en ciencia política.

ASG reconoce nueva organización de ciencia forense

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A resolución para reconocer a Delta Delta Epsilon, capítulo Alpha Alpha como una organización estudiantil registrada (RSO) fue aprobada unánime por el Gobierno Asociado Estudiantil (ASG) en su junta el jueves pasado. “Queremos comenzar el capítulo Alpha Alpha de Delta Delta Epsilon, que es una organización nacional para estudiantes, profesores y profesionales en el área de ciencias forense,” dijo Sami Hobson, estudiante postgrada en ciencia forense. Para cumplir con las 30 horas de servicio comunitario que se requiere cada año de todas las RSOs, la organización planea ayudar a los Boy Scouts locales a ganar sus insignia de ciencia forense, o ayudar a los estudiantes de secundaria en el Topeka Train

Lindsy Whitlow, Ashlee Wenrick y Samantha Hobson, estudiantes graduadas en ciencia forense, presentan su propuesta al ASG para Alpha Alpha, capítulo de Delta Delta Epsilon el jueves pasado. Alpha Alpha es un grupo para becas y servicios para estudiantes, facultad y profesionales en la comunidad de ciencia forense. Donald Goode | The Bulletin

Estudiantes se comprometen a ponerle un fin a manejar distraídos

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Estudiantes de Emporia State ganaron el premio “Don’t Text #JustDrive” porque tuvieron más estudiantes que comprometieron a no textear mientra manejar, de seis otras universidades. El reto fue creado por la oficina de aseguranza de Kansas y fue patrocinada por la campana “It Can Wait” de AT&T. “Algunos de los datos de observaciones directas de carros con choferes viendo su teléfono han disminuido significamente

aquí en el condado Lyon y estamos muy contentos con eso,” dijo Ken Selzer, comisionador de Kansas Insurance. “Creemos que reducirá el número de choques y tal vez el número de fatalidades aquí.” Originalmente, la tarifa de textos mientras manejando en Emporia subió cuatro por ciento, según reportes de la oficina de aseguranza. Pero después del reto, el número bajó a menos del uno por ciento. “Creo absolutamente que ha tenido un impacto y ojala y podamos salvar vidas,” dijo presi-

denta Allison Garrett. “Ha sido muy efectivo no solo en ESU, pero en toda la comunidad.” Hoy, más de 14 millones de gente se han comprometido desde que empezó la campaña hace siete años. “Es bueno para todas las universidades que participaron porque ayuda a todo el estado de Kansas, pero específicamente a ESU,” dijo Brooke Bailey, estudiante de tercer año en comunicación y ciencia política. “La gente esta entendiendo la importancia de no textear mientras manejar.”



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Emporia State students were awarded the Don’t Text #JustDrive Award for having the most students out of seven different universities who pledged not to text while driving. The contest was created by the Office of Kansas Insurance and sponsored by AT&T with the It Can Wait campaign to encourage people to raise awareness of and prevent distracted driving. “Some of the statistics from direct observations of cars driving by looking at their phone, that number has dropped significantly here in Lyon County, so we’re very proud of that,” said Ken Selzer, Commissioner of Kansas Insurance. “We think it will reduce the number of crashes, and maybe even the number of fatalities here.” According to reports from the Insurance office, the rate of texting while driving in

Emporia was originally up to 4 percent, but after the pledges were made that number dropped to less than one percent. “I think it absolutely has had an impact, and hopefully will save some lives,” said President Allison Garrett. “It has been very effective in reaching not just people connected to ESU, but the broader community.” Today, over 14 million people have made the pledge since the campaign began seven years ago. “It’s great for all the universities that even participated because it helps the whole state of Kansas, but specifically on ESU’s campus, said Brooke Bailey, junior communications and political science major.“People are understanding the importance of not texting and driving, and I think bringing awareness is really what people need; they need to understand what they

President Allison Garrett shakes hands with Ken Selzer, the Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, on Friday morning in front of the Center for Student Involvement after accepting a trophy signifying Emporia State’s achievement for having the most student pledges to #JustDrive. Emporia State came in first place of the #JustDrive, a pledge to stop using devices while driving, out of all the Kansas universities. Sarajo Mance | The Bulletin

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I agree with the idea that it is not necessarily that her mindset was materialistic. I appreciate this (Adele’s action), but I also feel that it is like a sportsmanship kind of thing. I think it is just more of a material thing and about the art.

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I honestly don’t think they’re racist or discriminatory. I think it is about the music and the content of the music. Chance the Rapper took away two or three different Grammys and he’s just springing up from a history of drug abuse and living in poverty. He’s a black man and he’s doing really well for himself. To say that it (The Grammys) is racist is a disservice to music.

I’m just disappointed that album of the year keeps going to white people. Yeah, (the Grammys are racist). I feel they do it a little more professionally than the other things like the Oscars… I think she (Adele) realizes this (racism) especially when she (Adele) said ‘What does she (Beyonce) have to do to win a Grammy?’

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If the award was hers (Adele’s), then can do with it what she will if she felt that another artist deserved part of the award, she has that right. I don’t think the Oscars are (racist) and I don’t think the Grammys are (racists), but I think the minor ones (awards) are (racist).

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(I heard) how Adele broke her Grammy to give a piece of it to Beyonce. I think Adele won for a reason, but I think it is good that she did it because it shows that she actually cared about her colleagues and shows support for them as well.

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continued from page 1 color, according to Gilmore, The conference is made up of sessions and speakers. Among some of the speakers at last year’s conference were pastors, lawyers and a poet who performed for the mothers of Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin. A business expo is also a part of the conference.

“You can bring your resume and there are opportunities for freshman all the way down to seniors looking to meet and connect with people in the field for possible internships or job opportunities,” Gilmore said. Some of the workshops include topics on black men and mental health, black women in social justice, archetypes of black women and other more general things like pursuing higher education. Gilmore stresses that above all else, the conference

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is an opportunity to celebrate diversity. “It is an opportunity for us to explore blackness as a spectrum rather than a binary to whiteness,” Gilmore said. The group is preparing t-shirts in advance to wear to the conference. “We’re trying to incorporate the school’s colors to represent ESU,” said Tria Brown, Black Student Government’s public relations officer and sophomore communications major. The conference has been

in discussion since October, according to Brown. Of the 20 ESU students attending, Cale Bolen, senior political science major, is the only white student. Bolen could not be reached for comment. “We aren’t afraid to bring non-black people with us,” Gilmore said. “It is a space for learning for everyone, and it is about educating ourselves and how to mitigate the violence we go through on a day to day basis.”

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Brown, who will be attending the conference, looks forward to meeting people and attending the many different seminars. “Maybe I’ll come out feeling different and feeling better,” Brown said. “We are there to have fun, but this is a teaching experience as well.” In order to attend, students had to pay $200, a luxury price, according to Gilmore, when considering the price for the hotel, transportation and other expenses.

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Emporia State’s United Methodist Campus Ministry (UMCM) is coordinating a tour through the southern states from March 17 to 24. The trip will focus on studying the civil rights movement and historic sites. Two ESU alumni and six students will be attending the trip, along with a similar number from Washburn University, according to Kurt Cooper, UMCM minister and director of the trip. “We offset the cost through our budget and grant money,” said Cooper. The cost to attend for students is $234, and $400 for alumni and non-ESU students, according to the trip’s program. The trip begins in Kansas and travels through several cit-

ies in several states in the south. “We go to the Brown v. Board historic site in Topeka… and The Kansas City Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and Jazz Hall of Fame,” Cooper said. The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site was established in 1992, according to After leaving Kansas, the trip goes to historic sites in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. In Georgia, students will visit historical sites related to the life of Martin Luther King Jr., including his home in Atlanta. The trip to Alabama will include the Tuskegee Airfield, the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery. Others are the Dexter Avenue Church, Rosa Parks Museum, The 16th Street Baptist Church and Civil Rights Institute in

House Committee considers concealed carry proposal TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee is considering a proposal to keep concealed guns out of public hospitals, mental health clinics and nursing homes. The Federal and State Affairs Committee took up a bill Tuesday that would allow the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, to continue barring concealed weapons. A state law will require the medical center and other hospitals to allow concealed

weapons in their buildings starting in July unless they have adequate security measures such as guards or metal detectors. Committee Chairman and Abilene Republican John Barker offered an amendment to allow all public hospitals, mental health clinics and nursing homes to ban concealed guns. The committee did not finish its debate Tuesday. It plans to continue its discussion and take votes Wednesday.


Gilbert performed two original monologues at the festival, and performed in the play“Lemonade” by Rabas. “A couple of William Allen White’s books were adapted for the screen,” Rabas said. “The transition of things from page to stage continues in this space.”

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Birmingham. In Tennessee students will visit Stacks Records and the National Civil Rights Museum. They will also see the location of King’s “I’ve Been to the

Mountaintop” speech. This is the eighth tour of this kind sponsored by UMCM, according to Cooper. “I hope (the students) have the chance to experience histo-

ry firsthand, and have a chance to encounter people to put their faith into action,” Cooper said. “It’s different looking at the world from Selma, Alabama than Merchant Street.”

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berlain offered advice to education majors. “Being a student teacher, I can take a lot of this back to my own student teaching experience,” Blau said. Their most important point was balancing school life with home life, according to Blau. “I’ve noticed I do take my school work home with me and think about it outside of school,” Blau said. Falco and Chamberlain were chosen for this event because they were already hosting workshops on campus during the week, as part of being Kansas Master Teachers of the Year. They were willing to volunteer their time to answer questions. According to Dr. Amanda Lickteig, a teacher education professor, a master teacher is one who has earned the award presented each year to a group of teachers who

Nikki Chamberlain, a high school chemistry teacher, and Adriane Falco, an elementary music educator, answer questions from students about teaching last Monday in Visser Hall 330. The questions ranged from their own perspective and philosophy toward teaching and the challenges of being a teacher. Dabin Choi | The Bulletin

typify the good qualities of earnest and conscientious teachers. “It has always been an aim of our group to collaborate more with other education-based organizations on campus,” Lickteig said. The group’s core goal is

to build and maintain a community of secondary education students on campus. A potluck dinner hosted by ISEA, will be held 5 p.m. on Feb. 22 in Visser, according to Lillian Lingenfelter, ISEA President and senior secondary education major.




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Hornet women bounce back with win over Washburn

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TOPEKA- After dropping a conference game to Missouri Western on Saturday, the Hornets responded with a 73-61 win against the Washburn Ichabods in Lee Arena Tuesday night. Emporia State shot 49 percent from the field and 44 percent from three-point range. The Hornets were able to hold Washburn to 41 percent field-goal shooting and just 25 percent from beyond the arch. “We just played a lot more solid on both ends of the floor,” said ESU women’s basketball coach Jory Collins in a postgame interview. Senior guard Kelly Moten got the scoring started

with a drive to the basket for a 2-0 lead. Washburn’s Alyxis Bowens scored twice before Kathryn Flott, senior forward, answered with two buckets of her own to put ESU up 6-4. The Hornets found themselves behind by six after an old-fashioned three-point play with 9.8 seconds left in the first quarter, but Addie Lackey beat the buzzer with a threepointer to pull the Hornets within three at 18-15. The Hornets and Ichabods traded buckets for much of the next quarter. The two teams were tied at 22 midway through the second quarter before ESU went on a 20-5 run to close out the first half with a commanding 42-27 lead. “The second quarter we

really responded,” Collins said. The Ichabods pulled within 44-31 with just under seven minutes left in the third quarter, but hot threepoint shooting by Lackey extended the Hornet lead to 20, their largest of the night, at the 2:06 mark. The shot gave Lackey 1000 total points in her Hornet career. Washburn would not get closer than 12 points the rest of the night as the Hornets cruised to their eleventh straight win over the Ichabods by a score of 73-61. “It really helps getting contributions from everyone, Moten said. “It takes pressure off the people that are supposed to score and brings so much energy to the team.” Lackey lead the Hornets in

scoring with 21 points. Kelly Moten was right behind her with 20. Kathryn Flott had 14 points and a team-high six rebounds while junior guard Jacee Kramer connected on four three-pointers for 12 points. “Missouri Western was a tough loss for us,” Lackey said. “We just wanted to come out and show that wasn’t us and that we can play a lot better.” With the win, Emporia State (21-4, 12-4 in conference) climbed up to third in the MIAA standings behind Pittsburg State and Central Missouri. The Hornets will be back in action this Thursday night against Southwest Baptist. Tip at White Auditorium is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

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Arica Ahlvers, a former ESU volleyball player and Director of Athletic Marketing died Feb. 9. She was 28. “It’s a tragedy to lose someone so young,” said Kent Weiser, ESU athletic director, in a statement on

Tuesday. “Arica was an outstanding student-athlete and her positive personality was evident on the volleyball court and again when she worked with us as our marketing director.” According to her obituary, Ahlvers was a native of Rossville, Kansas and graduated from Emporia State in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. A year after graduating, she returned to ESU to serve as director of athletic marketing where she assisted with event management and operations until 2014. She is survived by her

husband, Cole, and daughter, Collins. On the court, Ahlvers was a four-time All-MIAA performer for the Hornet volleyball team from 2006 to 2009 and was selected to the first team three times. She was a three-time AVCA AllAmerican and holds ESU single-season and career records in kills, kills per set, double-figure kills matches and matches with 20 or more kills. Ahlvers helped lead the Hornets to the MIAA Championship and the NCAA Regional Championship match in 2009. “Arica was a great stu-

dent-athlete and we are left with many good memories of her,” said Bing Xu, head volleyball coach. “We still remember how high she could jump, how hard she could hit a ball and how much she laughed. As her coach and later her coworker, I was lucky to have her be a part of the Hornet volleyball program and a part of my family’s personal life.” There will be a Memorial Service for Arica at 11 a.m. on Friday at Christ the King Church located at 25th and Wanamaker in Topeka, Kansas.

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After a tough start to the season, the Hornet softball team regrouped to win four of their six games at the George McCorkle Challenge last weekend in San Angelo, Texas. Emporia State split their games in day one of the tournament on Friday. The Hornets could not get much going offensively in their opener against Angelo State. After two scoreless innings, the Rambelles plated two in the bottom of the third. They would go on to score another five runs in the fifth inning to win 7-0 over the Hornets. ESU was held to just four hits in the game. The Hornets flipped the

script in game two with an 8-0 win over Adams State. Emporia State scored in the first inning to go up 1-0 early. ESU would not score again until the fourth inning when a sacrifice bunt by senior infielder Sarah Glass brought a run home. The Hornets would tack on two more runs in the fifth and four runs in the sixth for a run-rule victory. Junior infielder Katie Yoakum had four RBIs in the game. Emporia State would split their games again on Saturday, defeating Texas A&M International 1-0 in game one and falling 8-3 to Angelo State in game two. The first four innings were scoreless between the Hornets and the Dustdevils in the first game

when Yoakum broke the tie with a sacrifice fly. Senior Eryn Stockman pitched a complete game, allowing only two hits and one walk with six strikeouts. The Hornets trailed 4-3 in game two before Angelo State scored four runs in the sixth inning to give them their second win over ESU in two days. Emporia State would sweep their games on Sunday, grabbing their second wins over Adams State and Texas A&M International by scores of 10-1 and 4-0, respectively. Against Adams State, the Hornets took a 3-1 lead in the second inning on a two-run homer by Glass and an RBI single from junior

outfielder Caitlyn VanVleck. ESU added a single run in the fourth and two more in the fifth before putting four runs up in the top of the seventh for the final score. Stockman went the distance again, allowing just one run on two hits with three strikeouts and no walks. In their final game of the tournament, senior catcher Jacie Stephens gave the Hornets all the offense they would need with a solo home run in the second inning. ESU would add three more runs as Holly Hinkel, junior pitcher, tossed a five-hitter for her first complete-game shutout of the season. Statistical information provided by Emporia State Athletics.

Missouri Western shot 57 percent from the field in the second half to pick up a 69-58 win over the #11 Hornet women last Saturday afternoon at MWSU Fieldhouse in St. Joseph, Missouri. The Hornets had a 20-16 lead midway through the second quarter when the Griffons went on a 6-0 run to take a 22-20 lead with 2:13 remaining in the half. A pair of free throws from senior forward Kathryn Flott forced a 23-23 tie going into the halftime break. Flott hit another pair of free throws to tie the game at 31 at the 4:02 mark in the third. Missouri Western then hit backto-back three-pointers to take their biggest lead of the day at 37-31. The Griffons would end the third quarter with a 42-37 lead. In the final quarter Shelby Baker, sophomore forward, hit two free throws to pull the Hornets within three. Western scored the next five points to increase their lead to eight with 8:10 left. The two teams traded scores until Jessica Wayne, freshman guard, hit a threepointer with 5:53 left and went one of two from the line with 4:30 remaining to shrink the deficit to 51-47. The Griffons replied with another 6-0 run to go up 57-47 with 3:08 left. Kelly Moten, senior guard, hit one of two free throws and Addie Lackey, junior guard, connected on a three-pointer with 2:19 left to cut the deficit to six, but the Hornets were never able to grab the lead. The Griffons would go on to hit seven of eight free throws in the final 1:21 to ice the win. Statistical information provided by ESU Athletics.

Men’s basketball grabs spot in MIAA tournament D errick D uncan


Emporia State grabbed a spot in the MIAA Tournament after a 10-0 run midway through the second half helped them take control in a 73-67 win at Missouri Western last Saturday afternoon. The Hornets trailed 10-9 after the first media timeout but went on a 9-0 run capped by back-to-back three-pointers by senior forward Josh Pederson to take an 18-10 lead with 8:45 left in the half. The Griffons answered with three straight three-pointers of their own to retake a 19-18 lead with 6:17 remaining. Missouri Western led by four with 1:05 left before Brian Morton, junior guard, cut the deficit to 25-23 heading into half. The Griffons were within one with 11:54 left in the game when the Hornets took control with a 10-0 run. During the run, Jay Temaat, senior guard, and Brandon Hall, sophomore guard, each had four points, helping put ESU up 49-38 with 9:43 remaining. The Griffons scored five straight free throws to cut the Hornet lead to two at 63-61 with 1:48 left. Emporia State answered with four straight from the line with 51.3 second remaining, but the Griffons hit two threepoints to cut the lead back to two with 19.6 seconds left. Pederson stepped to the line and hit his 30th consecutive free throw with 19.2 seconds left to give Emporia State 71-67 lead. Two more free throws by Temaat capped a 73-67 victory for the Hornets. Emporia State (12-13, 8-8 in conference) will return to White Auditorium to host Southwest Baptist on Thursday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30. Statistical information provided by ESU Athletics.

Full issue february 16, 2017  

Emporia State University's "The Bulletin" full issue for February 16, 2017

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