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Wednesday April 10, 2013 Issue 13, Vol 29

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A Celebration of Life: Ethan Sabay BRAD CLANCY Senior Correspondent

The Iota Eta chapter of Pi Kappa Phi was struck by tragedy on March 23, when three of the fraternity’s brothers were involved in a car accident, and Ethan Sabay, a freshman GSIS student, passed away. He was 19 years old and originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. The other two brothers who were struck, Osama “OJ” Bakarat and Michael McIlhenny, survived the crash and were rushed to hospitals in Phoenix. It was a deep pain felt by the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University community. Ethan was remembered fondly by many people whose lives he touched. Seerat Sangha shared a special memory of Ethan with Horizons. “I had made a status on Facebook that read, ‘Limited Edition SpiderMan Fudge Striped Cookies <3’ and five minutes later, we heard a knock on our lounge door and it was Ethan and Christina from the floor below us! This was around midnight too that night! I opened the door and he said, ‘I heard there were cookies here!’ And I replied with, ‘You came here for cookies?’ And he happily said, ‘Yup!’ I gave him the entire tray. That’s one night I won’t forget about Ethan. He was a wonderful person with a charming personality, always brightening up everyone’s day. He will be dearly missed and always loved.” Laura Pelletier, another close friend of Ethan which he made at ERAU, shared this story: “One night Ethan and his roommate Quinn stole one of my stuffed giraffes and said they would bring it back the next day, but it disappeared for about three weeks. Ethan wouldn’t give it back because he liked to use it as an excuse to get me to come to his room more often so he could see me while I would look for the giraffe. He eventually gave me the giraffe back and when I asked him where he hid it that whole time he replied: ‘It may or may not have been in the freezer for a while....’ so I asked him, ‘Why on earth would you put a stuffed giraffe in the freezer?’ And he replied, ‘it wanted to see what the life of a penguin is like!’ and everyone started laughing.” Kristofer Book, one of Ethan’s fraternity brothers, remembers him as “a celebration of life. Ethan was exactly what everyone strives to be, he strived to be the happy-go-lucky guy, the smile in every room. That’s truly what he was. He would walk into a room and it immediately became a better place… He was the hard worker in class, the religious believer, he was the happy-go-lucky. I like to remember Ethan as the kid who was always laughing.”

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Senator Jeff Flake Visits Campus “A Dream to Fly” Entrances Audience Discovery Day: Student Reasearch Debbie Ayers, ERAU’s Treasure Internet Pro�iling: Are you Protected? Women’s Blacksheep Play First Game Flashball Now Flag Football? Staying Fit: For the Ladies Jet-Dragster Launches Comic-Book

Photos By Austin Troya / Horizons Newspaper Clockwise from Top: Chancellor Dr. Frank Ayers offers his condolences to Ethan Sabay’s family; Colonel Fred Cone speaks to the audience at the memorial on campus; Students decorate the Spirit Rock to commemorate Ethan Sabay; Family and many friends of Ethan Sabay stand at attention during the Honor Guard presenting of the colors.

Ethan was remembered at his funeral Mass in Albuquerque, and the Department of Student Life paid for transportation of students to the funeral on Wednesday, April 3. Ethan Sabay was also remembered at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on April 7 in a memorial service at the Davis Learning Center (DLC), where speakers remembered him and videos were shown. The DLC was nearly full for the celebration of Ethan Sabay’s Life, and it showed the true magnitude of his loss. OJ and Michael are both recovering well after being treated for fractures and other injuries. Michael is still in Phoenix, and OJ has been relocated to a hospital closer to home in Las Vegas, NV. The brothers of Pi Kappa Phi and the campus community have been very supportive and continue to encourage them as they undergo recovery. Horizons would like to wish OJ and Michael a speedy recovery and extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Ethan Sabay as we celebrate his life.

Annual Luau Brings the Spirit of Hawaii Luncheon Highlights Study Abroad Self Defense Seminar Churro Cheesecakes Calligraphy: Atlantis of the Arts To Text or Not to Text?

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University Hosts Town Hall Meeting With Senator Jeff Flake

Brenton Woodruff / Horizons Newspaper Dr. Frank Ayers and Senator Jeff Flake, shake hands and pose for pictures following a town-hall style meeting in the DLC.

Sara Miles News Editor

On Thursday, March 28, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University hosted Arizona Sen-

ator Jeff Flake as he conducted a town hall-style meeting with members of the campus and the Prescott community. Coordinated by the College Republicans Club at ERAU, this event was an excellent op-

portunity to participate in the democratic process and hear the Republican senator’s opinions on a wide variety of issues. The Davis Learning Center was standing room only as involved citizens of all ages

gathered for the meeting. Senator John McCain was scheduled to join Senator Flake for the event, but was unable to attend due to an illness. Senator Flake gave his colleague’s regrets for being unable to join

before personally answering questions from the community for over an hour. Topics covered during this event included many near and dear to the hearts of Arizona residents: gun control, immigration reform, and the federal deficit. Senator Flake impressed the audience with his knowledge and humility when an ERAU flight instructor asked about a federal bill that may vastly increase the number of flight hours necessary to become a flight instructor. As an important issue for many students, Senator Flake openly admitted that he did not know, but promised to educate himself on the bill in question. On the topic of gun control, Senator Flake reassured his constituents that he would support gun control measures that better addressed the issue of mentally ill people and their access to weapons, but would not support universal background checks—a statement that was met with much enthusiasm from the crowd. When it comes to immigration reform and the federal deficit, however, Senator Flake took a very bipartisan approach. The senator admitted that he was “happy congress had agreed on a budget at all, even if [he] did not agree with every item,” although he stressed the

need for the United States to get on a financially stable path very soon. Senator Flake also urged support for an immigration reform bill that he and the “Gang of Eight,” a group of four Democrat and four Republican senators, are currently working on. This bill would enforce better border security, but would not only allow new immigrants to come into the United States legally, but also provide a path to citizenship for those already living in America. In a border state like Arizona, the need for “sane” immigration reform is better understood than anywhere else. Senator Flake’s visit to Prescott was an exciting event for the town, but also an opportunity for ERAU students engage in the democratic process and continue to be an important entity in the greater community. As Prescott Campus Chancellor Dr. Frank Ayers put it, “Bringing elected representatives to the campus, hosting the community, and interacting with them—it’s wonderful. Events like this are open to all viewpoints, which is important to a university setting. Plus we really appreciate representatives who ask the people what they think.” And for all those in attendance, it certainly was a thought-provoking afternoon.

University Professor Embry-Riddle Presents: “A Dream to Fly” Earns Citizenship Micaela Stewart

Brandon Leadbetter Correspondent

On Tuesday, March 26, Dr. Ricardo Carreras stood among 65 other students from 27 countries in Phoenix and swore the oath of citizenship to the United States. As of that day, Dr. Carreras officially became an American citizen. After going through the tedious and bureaucratic progress of becoming a citizen, he could only say, “it’s a sense of relief and pride to be a part of this nation.” Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a school that not just beckons to international students, but also to professors in the unique fields that it offers. Many who begin on visas and green cards eventually decide this is where they want to stay. The process to become an American citizen is a long and expensive process that few actually want to go through. The talk of illegal immigrants never stops on any media outlet, but it always forgets to mention those that sit down and take the time to go through the processes. “It took me,” Carreras says, “ten years and $7500 to finish the course. After two visas and a green card, I am now an American.” The process of becoming a citizen has four tests that an applicant must take. There is writing, reading, oral speaking, and a civics and history test. Carreras said, “The civics and history was

the hardest, especially when the test covers more than most history classes in schools across America cover. The speaking, writing, and reading were a breeze.” The process is daunting to those that do not realize what is expected in a citizenship course. With no offices in Prescott or neighboring cities, Dr. Carreras was forced to drive to Phoenix for every class. Taking every kind of test, including a medical exam in Flagstaff, the process can be very rough on people, but in the end, everything is worth it. Dr. Carreras is one of many professors that have gone for American citizenship as many still work towards it. Dr. Shigeo Hayashibara of the engineering department has already achieved his citizenship coming from Japan along with Dr. Wahyu Lestari and previous Embry-Riddle professor Dr. Karl Siebold. Juggling classes and life while trying to achieve this long process is commendable. At the end of the long road to becoming an American citizen, people stand among their peers they have spent years studying next to become part of the United States. Dr. Carreras was told on his last day, “welcome to America and please remember, bring your culture and enrich this country with what you know.” Dr. Carreras said of being an American, “the process went from being in a foreign country to home in every sense of the word. This is home.”

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The lights dim on a barren stage except for two lone chairs in the center of the stage at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Davis Learning Center auditorium. A radio broadcast is heard announcing the death of Bessie Coleman, the first black woman to earn a pilot’s license. The announcer continues, telling the world of her many accomplishments and inspiring stunts. Then the broadcast starts to fade and a woman dressed as an aviator steps on stage ready for one last chance to tell the story of Coleman. This was the setting on Tuesday, March 26 when Madeline McCray presented her one woman play, “A Dream to Fly: The Bessie Coleman Story.” This Harlem-born actress, producer, and playwright started writing “A Dream to Fly in 1987” after talking to a friend about how there were not many plays about accomplished black women. That friend then suggested she write her own, and so she did. Her inspiration was Coleman, the first black woman to earn a pilot’s license and fly publicly as a black woman in America. Coleman was an inspiration to young black girls everywhere in the 1920’s and continues to be a pioneer in aviation for women today. Her memorials were attended by thousands. McCray brought Coleman to life in a spellbinding

and inspirational performance. “God, why am I even here?” This question has been asked in some form by everyone at some point in time and it rang out throughout the auditorium. The play seemed centered around this question and what Coleman’s answer to it was. Coleman left for Chicago in 1915 to see what there was outside of her family home in Texas. As a manicurist in Chicago, stories of the pilots of World War I inspired her to become an aviator. However, racial and gender prejudices in the U.S. would not let her earn a pilot’s license. “God wanted me to fly” and no one would tell her differently, so she found a benefactor who sent her to France. In 1922, she had her licence and was ready to take the world by barnstorm. Many roadblocks were put in her way but her response was to pick herself up and plow right on through. The audience was drawn in by the sheer power of those words as they spoke to everyone in that room of hopes, dreams, and obstacles. This short one act play kept the audience entranced and thoughtful of their own dreams. Coleman in life was a passionate, sassy, and driven woman. Her mantra was “I refuse to take ‘No’ for an answer” even when everyone was against her. The audience left ERAU’s DLC auditorium with misty eyes and new determination in

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Madeline McCray brings Bessie Coleman to life in her onewoman show, “A Dream to Fly.”

their steps. This play didn’t just address an amazing woman’s life, it gave Coleman’s greatest message to an audience young and old, male and female; to

be passionate in what you do, follow your dreams, and take chances. When you overcome your fears and challenge yourself, you can get anywhere.


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Physics Lab Dedicated to GSIS Panel Analyzes Movie “Zero Dark Thirty” Dr. Fielding McGehee

During the dedication, several of the guests remembered how Dr. McGehee would often stop by the side of the road to pick up road kill to feed to his falcons, or trash that he could use to build something with. Many members of the McGehee family, along with ERAU staff, faculty, and students were present while his family and colleagues reminisced about him. He taught Physics at this school when it was still Prescott College, and was one of the few faculty to make the transition between Prescott College and EmbryRiddle. Before that, he taught at Haile Selassie I University in Ethiopia, and worked as an operations analyst for the U.S. Government and private industry. He retired ERAU in 1989 as the campus’ first Professor Emeritus, after developing the Space Physics degree program at Embry-Riddle. After his retirement, he continBrenton Woodruff / Horizons Newspaper ued to work as an educator, usThe wife of the late Dr. Fielding McGehee, one of the ing his experiences as a falconer pioneering faculty members of ERAU’s Prescott Campus, to teach a school program using rehabilitated raptors. He also accepts the dedication in his honor. taught a program called “Physics is Phun” which was popular in order to honor Embry-Riddle brad clancy Aeronautical University’s first in Arizona and nationwide. Senior Correspondent Physics professor. Dr. McGeDr. McGehee’s family and hee was one of ERAU’s most be- friends all remember him fondly The Physics Laboratory in loved faculty, and he was known as a gentleman and a truly good Building 56 was dedicated to Dr. for his ingenious use of whatever person. His son, Matt, related how Fielding McGehee on March 25, resources were available to him. see LAB page A6

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On Friday, March 29, a unique opportunity came to EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University Prescott Campus. Two faculty members of the Global Security and Intelligence Studies program, Dr. Phil Jones and Professor Deanna Austin, gave a short presentation, followed by a question and answer session regarding how realistic they thought that the movie “Zero

Dark Thirty” was by comparison to what they believe happened. Dr. Jones began by emphasizing that the torture shown was overdramatized, and that the information concerning the location of the courier did not result from waterboarding. He also stressed that the FBI originally handled interviews (and he stressed that they were interviews) and that the CIA really was not in the interrogation/interview business until much later in the process. Once the CIA began waterboarding, purportedly the FBI pulled out, not willing to

be implicated in the activity. Dr. Jones closed by praising the helicopter pilots, due to the hazards involved not only in the mission, but simply reaching the objective. Professor Austin opened by defining interviewing as opposed to interrogation, again stressing that interviewing could, at some point in time, become interrogation. She devoted the rest of her time to debunking some of the myths of the movie, such as the Navy SEALS behavior, CIA Black Sites, and the vaccinations see ZERO page A6

Jake Suss / Horizons Newspaper Dr. Phil Jones weighs in on the popular film “Zero Dark Thirty” during a panel that addressed the realism of the movie in the intelligence industry.

First Annual Discovery Day Highlights Student Research brad clancy Senior Correspondent

The first annual Discovery Day, held under the auspices of the IGNITE Undergraduate Research Program, was a large success with many student presenters on April 3. The day began with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Alumnus Michael Durant (a Blackhawk Down survivor) delivering a speech that was sponsored by the ERAU Worldwide Campus in the Davis Learning Center (DLC). The speech, which was videotaped and then broadcast worldwide, was entitled “Leadership and Change” and Durant related many of his experiences during his capture throughout the speech. Meanwhile, in the Hunt Student Union, various student groups presented their research findings to visitors, faculty members, and industry representatives. There were 13 student presentations in total and 24 student research groups that had posters submitted to be shown. Representatives from the group were standing by during a “poster session” in order to answer questions about their research. Among the presentations were topics such as robotics, cryptography, and digital signal processing. These presentations also included various demonstrations of hardware and software designs. One example is the software for “Autonomous Target Recognition for Unmanned Aerial Systems” which was designed by Steven Rayleigh, Donnie Dotchkov,

Matthew Lyon, Devin Jensen, Alex Goodman, and Samuel Richerd. After the Student Union presentations were over, a group from the Daytona Beach campus broadcast their presentation on a “Head’s Up Display for Wing Suit Helmet” to the Davis Learning Center, after which a student group mentored by Dr. Joe Yoel presented on “Cooperative Control of Ground and Aerial Robots for Tactical Missions.” The Keynote Address was delivered at the Daytona Beach campus and broadcast worldwide. Dr. Damiel Mote, former President of the University of Maryland, gave an address titled “Innovation” which was very well received. It was appropriate to the spirit of IGNITE when combined with a student body that has very few scientists, but many engineers. The first annual Research Awards Reception was then held, where students and faculty were honored for their research work. This was a successful beginning to an initiative aimed at improving the level of quality at ERAU, and it will continue into future years.

Discovery Day Faculty Award Recipients College Faculty Service Awards COAS: Robin Sobotta

College Faculty Researcher of the Year

College Teacher of the Year COAS: Cindy Greenman

COA: Jacqueline Luedtke

COAS: Michele Zanolin

COA: Erica Diels

COE: Brenda Haven

COA: Dorothea Ivanova

COE: Matt Jaffe

COE: Joe Yoel

For a complete list of Discovery Day results, use this QR code to check out the Horizons website:

Austin Troya / Horizons Newspaper Left to Right: Students Anthony Simonetti and Marc VanHoven ask James Fernando about his research project.


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Debbie Ayers, Embry-Riddle’s Treasure lynda roberts

Student Life Correspondent

A familiar presence on the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott campus is Chancellor Frank Ayers’ delightful wife, Debbie Ayers. If Embry-Riddle had an official ambassador to promote goodwill and campus spirit Mrs. Ayers would certainly wear that hat. The long road leading the Ayers to Prescott has been joyful and rewarding. As a child of a military family Mrs. Ayers was born in Puerto Rico. She traveled around the USA, spent her later school years in northern Virginia and attended Virginia Tech where she received a BS degree in Management, Housing and Family Development. While originally intending to major in Interior Design, Mrs. Ayers became interested in courses focusing on housing design, housing policy and Gerontology and says, “I always thought I would enjoy pursuing the designing of homes for the elderly and handicapped that would specifically address the needs of these groups.” While at Virginia Tech, Mrs. Ayers was a member of Angel Flight, a service organization affiliated with the Air Force ROTC program. In the early 1970’s when the AFROTC opened its enrollment to women, Mrs. Ayers was asked by one of the AFROTC officers to consult on how the university’s, then all-male, full time Corps of Cadet program might best facilitate the inclusion of female students, being that students in the ROTC programs at the university had to be members of the Corps of Cadets. Through the process of examining the AFROTC opportunities, she decided to enroll in the program. She was selected to serve as the first commander of the initial all-female unit in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and became the first female in the entire nation to be commissioned through a full-time college level military Corps of Cadets program.

Austin Troya / Horizons Newspaper Debbie Ayers’ experiences from traveling with her husband, Chancellor Dr. Frank Ayers, have broadened her knowledge of the world over the past several decades.

Mrs. Ayers says of this distinction, “Looking back I can see it was a huge stride for the ROTC programs to open enrollment to women, but at the time I felt I was just stepping through a door of opportunity.” Mrs. Ayers graduated as a Distinguished Graduate of AFROTC and also received the Outstanding Senior Award

Force within a month of each other. While Dr. Ayers attended pilot training and initial B-52 flight training, Mrs. Ayers served as an Administration Management Officer in a maintenance squadron. They were then assigned to a Strategic Air Command base in upstate NY where she served as an Executive Support Of-

26 years in the Air Force and became a professor of Aeronautical Science and later, the Chair of the Flight Training Department at the EmbryRiddle campus in Daytona Beach prior to coming to the Prescott campus. The Ayers have two adult sons; one is an artist and custom car painter and pin-striper living in Palm

The Ayers have integrated Embry-Riddle and its students into their daily lives. in the College of Home Economics. These major awards given to her are only a few of many personal and professional accolades that the incredibly modest Mrs. Ayers mentions. She is much more interested in promoting others than herself. Mrs. Ayers met Dr. Ayers at Virginia Tech while they were both involved in AFROTC and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. Following marriage, graduation and commissioning , they both entered active duty in the Air

ficer and later as the Commander of a joint wing/base Headquarters Squadron Section. Leaving active duty as a Captain, Mrs. Ayers’ time with the Air Force continued in the role of a military spouse. Having raised a family and moving many times they enjoyed the fruits of military life. Mrs. Ayers says, “I love the time we had in the Air Force. The people are amazing and the quality of training and leadership opportunities is phenomenal.” Colonel Ayers retired after

Coast, Fla. and their other son is an Army Infantry Officer recently returned from a tour in Afghanistan and now stationed with his wife at Ft. Campbell, Kent. Hav ing been associated with the Embry-Riddle World Wide Campus, Daytona Beach and now having lived in Prescott for four years Mrs. Ayers says, “I appreciate the dedication, expertise, knowledge and skills that the faculty, staff and students have. It is a privilege and a blessing to

be involved with all the people here at Embry-Riddle.” She goes on to say of their new season of life, “The distinction of a college the size of Prescott is wonderful. The faculty and staff here are tremendous and so supportive. Frank and I love going to new student orientation events and connecting with the families and encouraging the students to reach their goals. It is so exciting to be a part of the entire spectrum of college life here at ERAU.” Indeed the Ayers attend and support as many campus events as possible. From Saturday afternoon soccer games in Prescott to welcoming home our returning Eagles Flight Team when they arrive at the airport here in town or accompanying them or other groups out of state, the Chancellor and Mrs. Ayers are Embry-Riddle’s most passionate cheerleaders. They also thoroughly enjoy hosting many varied student groups to their home throughout the year and are fully engaged and fully committed to the success of this campus.

This spring graduating class is a special one for the Ayers since they arrived at ERAU the same time when the graduates were just beginning freshmen and have had the opportunity to get to know many of them personally. Mrs. Ayers says of all the ERAU students, “Being able to offer that added layer of support and mentoring to the students has been an awesome time for us. To see their unwavering focus and their intense work is so remarkable. These Embry-Riddle students are fearless and dedicated and it is so neat to be even a small part of that.” Faith is a major facet of the Ayers life and they are keenly involved in their local church, fellowship and activities. They make “joyful noise” a regular part of their lives at church with Dr. Ayers playing his guitar and Mrs. Ayers singing in a gospel band, as well as another choir. Their local church “family” is a cornerstone of their busy lives. In earlier years Mrs. Ayers ran a homebased business as a Christian book distributor, worked as a church secretary and served as the Teaching Leader for the women’s class of Bible Study Fellowship International in Daytona Beach. There has always been time for a wide variety of volunteer work as well. Even while being involved in university activities Mrs. Ayers still finds time to support events in town. She enjoys being an active member of the local Chapter Y of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), a group of “women helping women achieve their goals and reach for the stars.” Mrs. Ayers loves to celebrate the advancement of all students and likes to help and encourage each and every one who needs assistance. Mrs. Ayers says of their life at Embry-Riddle in Prescott, “Our lives are full and it just could not be any better for us. We have been blessed by and so enjoyed all the wonderful relationships we have with people not only on campus but in town here as well.”

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The Aviation History Program Presents: The Berlin Airlift

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Aviation History Program for Horizons Newspaper Left: C-47’s prepare for takeoff during the Berlin Airlift. Right: Berliners watch as an American aircraft flies over. The focus of this April’s Aviation History Program is this historic airlift effort to supply the people of West Berlin.

Who: Aviation Historical Program, Manderfield. Tel. # 928-777-6985, E-mail: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University [mandern@erau.edu] (ERAU) Prescott Summary: Prescott—Wednesday eveWhat: The Berlin Airlift, by Tom Coss- ning, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the DLC Auditoriaboom, Retired USAF Historian, Resident um on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus, retired USAF Historian of Prescott, Arizona Tom Cossaboom, executive producer and When: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 interview director for the 1998, USAF Air Mobility Command, 50th anniversary, air7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. lift commemoration film The Berlin Airlift, Where: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical The Sound of Freedom, presents the film and University (ERAU), Davis Learning Cen- comments on the production and content. ter (DLC) Auditorium on campus. ERAU For more information about this free, pubEntrance: 3700 Willow Creek Rd., Prescott lic program, call ERAU professor Manderfield at 928-777-6985. How Much:FREE EVENT / FREE Aviation enthusiasts of all ages are welcome. Programs are free and open to the PARKING / Open to the Public public. Public Contact: Professor Nick PreSS releaSe

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Everyone these days, especially college students, connects to their world a multitude of different ways: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, multiple email addresses, and not to mention the ubiquitous smartphone. What very few people stop to consider is the footprints they are leaving all over the internet, and how easily a person with the right training and experience can exploit those clues to find your personal information and even your physical location. Michele Stuart is one of those people— luckily she is one of the good guys, a licensed private investigator who works with law enforcement to track down criminals through the internet. On April 2, Stuart shared her skills with students and law enforcement officials from across the state in a seminar with a simple title “Internet Profiling” and frightening implications. From social media to cell phones, Stuart broke down the ways that people can be identified and tracked through the internet—not just for investigative purposes, although they certainly do have their applications in law enforcement, but also to help people protect themselves. Our phones hold a huge amount of private information about ourselves and our friends, but few people make the effort to protect them. Stuart revealed that many applications (especially the thousands of third-party flashlight applications on the Android market) have no purpose except to steal and share our private communications and contacts lists. Even legitimate applications can be compromised by hackers—when was the last time you upgraded Angry Birds without a second thought? You might have downloaded one of the most widespread malware applications in the world on your last update. Stuart went on to tackle social media. She showed the audience a variety of databases

she uses to identify suspect’s blogs and social media sites, and the ways she exploits these websites to find out further information about the suspect. From determining a person’s exact location from their last tweet to pulling up cached blogs from decades before, Stuart showed off open source profi ling techniques that can make an investigator’s life much easier. Combined with some traditional open sources like public records and a little ingenuity, Stuart can take a person’s name and find out their whole life story. As serious of a subject as this can be, Stuart still found many ways to insert light-hearted humor into her presentation. She tackled internet profiling with humor and charisma, and those in attendance walked away with a wealth of informa-

tion on how to protect themselves from prying eyes online. Stuart recommended a Firefox add-on called Collusion, which identifies which websites are tracking you online. This add-on can be combined with Ghostery [www. ghostery.com] to provide an easy way to deny unknown websites from following your every move. Beyond that, Stuart recommends the simple things that people rarely do, such as password protecting phones, computers, and website logins securely, keeping social media down to a minimum, and never posting anything online that you might regret later. Although there may be no such thing as perfect protection on today’s internet, adopting some safe practices can go a long ways in protecting yourself online.

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Michele Stuart talks about the investigative possibilities of online profiling, and how to protect yourself from predators.

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New Degrees at ERAU Prescott Campus Teaching Students to Unlock Planetary Secrets and Safeguard Cyber Secrets

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus will launch three new bachelor’s degree programs this Fall to address growing interest in space exploration and the need for online security. The degrees are Astronomy, Cyber Intelligence and Security, and Software Engineering with a cyber security emphasis.

Astronomy

The Astronomy degree program takes advantage of the clear skies above northern Arizona’s mountains where the

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Continued from A3 his “dad was really good at seeing the potential in things that others might not see. Including things on the side of the road.” Many times this “junk” would be used to design simple physics demonstrations, which many times worked better than the more expensive “tools” that could be bought from physics supply stores. His family also reminisced about how Dr. McGehee was always far more interested in the students, because he perceived that the greatest tool was inside the mind of the student.

Prescott campus is located and where students will have handson access to the campus’ astronomical observatory. Students in the program will work with world-renowned faculty astronomers and their research projects using data from space-based and ground-based observatories around the world. “Astronomers explore some of the most fascinating phenomena in the universe,” said Brian Rachford, associate professor of physics and director of the new program. “Our program will prepare students to become leaders He believed that students would only succeed if their curiosity was piqued by the instructor. One former faculty member, Dave Bigger, who later became Dr. McGehee’s officemate, related how he came by Embry-Riddle at a difficult time in his life, and encountered Dr. McGehee. Dr. McGehee spotted Bigger visiting campus, and called out to him “Sir, I will be with you in a moment,” and introduced himself. “I was this little piece of roadkill,” said Bigger, “and after I told him I had an Undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Biology and Physics, and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, he put on one of those Cheshire grins, like only Dr.

in the exploration of the universe and develop scientific and technical skills that are applicable to a wide range of careers.”

Cyber Intelligence and Security

The Cyber Intelligence and Security degree program offers a state-of-the-art cyber security laboratory where students will learn how to protect vital national and corporate cyber resources. They will study network and data best practices, cyber regulations and the underlying science of digital and

McGehee could put on.” Then Dr. McGehee said “Sir, we were just talking about you in our department meeting this morning,” and by that afternoon Bigger was hired. Dr. McGehee was also a pillar of the local community, who hosted three children’s events at his home every year. In the summer he would host a “mud party with real Mississippi mud,” as Department Chair Dr. Darrel Smith put it. Dr. McGehee would also host a yearly Easter Egg hunt and Halloween maze, until his passing in May 2009. Embry-Riddle has chosen to dedicate the Physics Laboratory building in his name to honor Dr. McGehee for his outstanding contributions to the University.

application architecture that can be exploited. With the global economy relying on the Internet, jobs in cyber security are expected to grow 22 percent in the coming decade. “Graduates of Embry-Riddle’s program will be among the cyber elite required by government agencies and corporations to protect critical infrastructure and shape the cyber policy of the future,” said Jon Haass, associate professor and director of the new program. “We want students, even hackers, who are intrigued by this

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Continued from A3 given to the people of Abbottabad. In terms of the SEALS, they were very “Hollywoodized”, specifically in the movie referring to the fact that the soldiers were yelling orders and whispering things like “Osama, Osama!” In reality, the SEALS are silent in combat, relying on hand signals and mic keys to denote things. Professor Austin summarized a report from the CIA Inspector General, which discussed that the CIA black sites for enhanced interrogation, and the techniques used

ERAU Prescott April 10 - April 23

Wed 10

Thu 11

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. ERAU Shuttle Program @ Haas

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Become an Organ Donor @ HSU

* 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Teens Right Now @ Prescott Public Library Founder’s Suite B

1 p.m. - 6 p.m. GSIS Career Fair @ Lower Hangar

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Aviation History Program: Berlin Airlift @ DLC

Wed 17

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. FREE Smoking Cessation Classes @ Yavapai Regional Medical Center Cafeteria

Thu 18

Fri 12 All Day SAA Dine In Fundraiser @ Applebees off Hwy 69 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Comedian Andrew Norelli @ DLC 9 p.m. Free Grilled Cheese Fiesta @ On Campus * 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Prescott Dance Party @ Adult Center

Fri 19

Sat 13 All Day New Student Preview Day 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. Come Fly With Us @ R/C Airfield

Sat 20 Natinal Library Week @ Hazy Library

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. ERAU Shuttle Program (Last Week) @ Haas

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. SGA Presents: Chat with the Chancellor @ Lower Hangar

12 p.m. Hazy Library Photo Contest Winners Reseption @ Scholars Cafe

All Day Rotor Con 2013 @ Activity Center

* 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Prescott Dance Party @ Adult Center

were, “unauthorized, improvised, inhumane, and undocumented.” However, it is still thought there were around 50 black sites in 28 countries. Also, the movie talks about giving polio vaccinations to acquire a DNA sample from the suspects, but in reality it was Hepatitis B vaccines. No one is sure is why it was changed. Finally, both Professors discussed the hunt for Bin Laden, specifically how it started in the early 1990s, tracking a man that was founding a group called Al Qaeda, as opposed to 2001 as the movie portrays it. They also discussed that Maya, the main character of the film, could not exist, and that she is likely an aggregate

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PreSS releaSe of 100 or more people, based on the amount of work that she did. Finally, they debunked the idea that the courier angle was the only avenue that was being pursued to find Bin Laden, identifying three other means that were engaged, namely his family members, communications channels, and a media outreach. The professors were incredibly informative and very happy to share and answer questions, highlighting little known facts that varied from the movie rendition. Overall, it was quite enlightening, especially since the presentation was followed by the film, allowing the students to form their own opinions about it.

*All Day Sci-Fi Mini-Fest @ Yavapai College 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Yavapai Humane Society - Walk for the Animals @ Lower Rec Fields

Mon 15

Tue 16

Natinal Library Week @ Hazy Library

Natinal Library Week @ Hazy Library

Natinal Library Week @ Hazy Library

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Catholic Mass on Campus @ Haas Interfaith Chapel

* 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Prescott Art Docents Art Talk @ Prescott Center for the Arts

7 p.m - 8:30 p.m. FREE Smoking Cessation Classes @ Yavapai Regional Medical Center Cafeteria

7 p.m - 8:30 p.m. FREE Smoking Cessation Classes @ Yavapai Regional Medical Center Cafeteria

* 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Benefit Dance @ Prescott Racquet Club - Carpooling @ Haas

Natinal Library Week @ Hazy Library

5:30 p.m. Poket ChangeArt Show @ Lower Hangar

The Software Engineering degree with a Cyber Security emphasis will prepare students for careers developing and modifying large-scale software that strengthen network security. The design and building of computer systems that are resistant to cyber attacks is at the core of this program, which builds on the success of

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Paintball Tournament @ R/C Airfield

Natinal Library Week @ Hazy Library

5:30 p.m. Air Race Classic Presentation @ AC-1

Software Engineering with Cyber Security Emphasis

the university’s award-winning engineering degrees. “Every day we continue to hear news stories about software networks failing to provide adequate cyber security,” said Chuck Cone, professor and chair of the computer, electrical and software engineering department. “Embry-Riddle’s software engineering degree with an emphasis in cyber security will position our graduates for exciting and high-paying jobs in this rapidly developing field.”

Calendar of Events

Natinal Library Week @ Hazy Library

7 p.m. - 8 p.m. OctoberWest Student Committee Meeting @ HSU

evolving new field and will use their skills for the good side.”

Sun 21 *All Day Sci-Fi Mini-Fest @ Yavapai College 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Divine Heart Ministries @ Haas Chapel 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Catholic Mass on Campus @ Haas Interfaith Chapel

Mon 22 * 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Prescott Art Docents Art Talk @ Prescott Center for the Arts 7 p.m - 8:30 p.m. FREE Smoking Cessation Classes @ Yavapai Regional Medical Center Cafeteria

Tue 23 7 p.m - 8:30 p.m. FREE Smoking Cessation Classes @ Yavapai Regional Medical Center Cafeteria

* Event from http://cityofprescott.net/events


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April 10, 2013

ERAU Hosts Young Eagles Rally PRESCOTT, ARIZ. — Area young people ages 8-17 had a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, March 30, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 658 hosted a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Legend Aviation, located at the Prescott Municipal Airport. With the help of seven pilots and eleven ground volunteers, 34 Young Eagles took their first flight under fair skies and calm winds. The rally is part of the National EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. Since the program was launched in 1992, volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.7 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries. Each pilot volunteers their time and aircraft so the flights can be provided free of charge for interested young people. “Free airplane rides are just

part of the Flight Rally,” said Chris Felton, EAA Young Eagles Coordinator. “We hope to build one-on-one connections between pilots and young people, giving a new generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation.” After a pre-flight demonstration, pilots at the event explained more about their airplanes, allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight. After a short introductory airplane ride, each Young Eagle receives a logbook to record their flight experience. Young Eagles also have access to a free EAA student membership; a free online pilot training course; the opportunity to earn a first flight lesson, and access to flight training scholarships and awards. Each young per-

son receives a certificate making them an official Young Eagle. Their name is then entered into the “World’s Largest Logbook,” which is on permanent display at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, WI. The Logbook is also accessible online at [www.youngeagles.org]. In addition to the Certificate, the new Young Eagle is given a Logbook with an access code for a complete free online Flight Training course offered by Sporty’s Pilot Shop. “Volunteers make this event happen!” said Felton. Along with EAA pilots and volunteers, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) generously sponsored an aircraft and two instructor pilots for this event. Many students from ERAU and ERAU’s Women in Aviation Ambassador Program came out to volunteer their time to help get these kids in the air. “Embry-

Riddle is so proud to be a part of Young Eagles. We have been in the aviation business since 1926 and it is our goal to help young people realize their dreams of flight,” said Dr. Frank Ayers, Chancellor of EmbryRiddle’s Prescott campus and Young Eagles pilot. This event would not be possible without the support of Legend Aviation for allowing us to use their facilities, the City of Prescott and airport officials for working with EAA to put on this event, and the FAA air traffic controllers in Prescott Tower who always provide excellent service to our pilots flying Young Eagles. Additional information about EAA and the EAA Young Eagles program is available online at [www.eaa.org], or you can go directly to the Young Eagles web page at [www.youngeagles.org]. PRESS Release

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Veterans Remembered with Campus 5k Run Lorenzo Coykendall Correspondent

On the morning of March 30, a total of 27 participants showed up to run on the school’s 5k course in honor of veterans and to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. The school’s Student Veteran’s Organization and infamous Steven M. Scherp Squadron sponsored the Veteran’s Appreciation 5k run and ensured its success. This event has been sponsored and put on by these two organizations for many years now and is pretty well known around campus and the community. Local nutrition store, Complete Nutrition (which is located by the Sam’s Club in Prescott Valley) was at this event giving out free samples of their line of supplements in order to promote fitness and their business. Other incentives of the event included the traditional shirt and goodie bag that the sponsors include with registration of the run. In addition, POW/MIA and survival bracelets could be purchased to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. In total, the sponsors of the event raised around $450 dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project. Amongst the participants, 79

year-old Colonel Fred Cone completed the run and arrived at the finish line along with some Army ROTC members that accompanied him throughout the course. A freshman student, Adrian Castillo, with a time of 19 minutes and 46 seconds, ran the fastest time achieved. The medalists of the race and their times are as follows: Women: First: Samantha (Local) 27:46 Second: Lauren Hall (Student) 30:26 Third: Morgan Conklin and Laura Spindler (Students) 32:36 Men: First: Adrian Castillo (Student) 19:46 Second: Alex Duval D’ Adrian (Student) 22:13 Third: Ryan Hernandez (Student) 22:46 Sophomore Morgan Conklin said she enjoyed the race and the importance of it to the ERAU community. “Even though it’s a small event, I think it deserves to get a lot of recognition from the University and the Prescott community for supporting veterans. It was great to come out and run.” The event was a success and will return again during the Fall semester to honor those who are prisoners of war or missing in action.

ASIS Eagle Committee Explores Security Industry Kellyn Wagner Special to Horizons

Austin Troya / Horizons Newspaper

Ryan Albrecht and two Young Eagles in their Girl Scout uniforms. ERAU hosted a Young Eagles Rally, giving many local kids the chance to experience a free airplane flight.

The Honors Program Presents: Dr. Donghui Zhang Sara Miles News Editor

Every semester, the EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University Honors Program brings a guest speaker to the Prescott Campus to provide the entire campus with an opportunity to expand their knowledge of their own major, as well as explore unfamiliar topics. This semester, the Honors Program invited Dr. Donghui Zhang to give his presentation, “Fluid and Structure Interaction in Compressor Labyrinth Seals.” Dr. Zhang is a resident of San Diego, California, where he works at Solar Turbines. Dr. Zhang grew up in China, which he spent three years working in the Chinese aerospace industry, during which time he helped launch China’s first GPS Satel-

lites. He came to the United States to pursue a doctorate degree in Aerodynamics from Michigan State University, and eventually went to Solar Turbines to work as an aerodynamics engineer, and later a rotor dynamics engineer. Today, Dr. Zhang has transitioned into the customer service side of Solar Turbines, and came to ERAU to share a breakthrough he had while working with his company’s compressors. Despite the name, Solar Turbines does not employ solar power. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of 1 to 22 MW industrial gas turbines, with more than 14,000 units in use in nearly 100 countries. While working with these compressors, Dr. Zhang noticed and became curious about the vibrations created by compressor units. While other engineers never gave it

much thought, Dr. Zhang began to theorize about what may cause the compressors to behave this way. After observing the entire compression process and analyzing the build of the compressor unit, Dr. Zhang hypothesized that uneven fluid pressure interacting with the internal structure of the machine was causing the problem. After two months and $30 million working with a hot compressor in the summer sun later, Dr. Zhang’s hypothesis proved correct. By refusing to ignore an issue that was so commonplace many engineers accepted it as inevitable, Dr. Zhang identified the cause of rotor shake and instability. His work will certainly have implications in compression design from this day forward. After his presentation, Dr. Zhang left ERAU’s aspiring en-

gineers with a few words of advice. First, he stated that to be truly successful in the engineering industry, one needs to be passionate about their work, working in an area with the potential to make money, and very good at what they do. Next, he advised students to never forget the engineering basics—sometimes problems have simple answers, and the simplest method may sometimes be best. Lastly, many problems encountered in engineering today are interdisciplinary problems, and require engineers be able to work with topics outside of their original area of knowledge. With ERAU’s engineering curriculum reflecting these values so closely, it is no wonder that graduates are going out into the industry and making a difference, not unlike Dr. Zhang.

It has been a busy month for the ASIS Eagle Committee. A few weeks ago a select group of ASIS members travelled down to Tucson to visit the Raytheon facility under the invitation of Physical Security Manager John McGrath. In addition to learning about hiring opportunities and how to apply, the students were treated to an extensive tour of the facility. The students were able to see the “petting zoo” with scale models of Raytheon Missile Systems such as the Javelin, Phalanx CIWS (CloseIn Weapon System), and many airto-ground missiles. The students were also able to visit “the Cave.” The Cave is a two-part area that includes the VIRTRA firearms training simulation and the interactive 3D display. The VIRTRA firearms training simulation provides Raytheon’s security officers with state-of-the-art judgmentaluse-of-force training and is also used by federal, state and local law enforcement around the country. The interactive 3D display allows engineers to get “hands-on” with virtual blueprints and products to enhance the design process. Students were also treated to briefings on counterintelligence, information assurance, counterterrorism, security force operations, investigations, and the dispatch center. Many students were also able to meet the actual facility security officer. It was a great opportunity that everyone thoroughly enjoyed. The Committee will hopefully be returning to Raytheon next semester. Just a few days later, the Eagle

Committee proudly hosted guest speaker Professor Tom Foley for a discussion on bank security and bank robbers at its March 25 meeting on campus. Videos of failed bank robberies were the highlight of the presentation; of course, the favorite video was of a Chinese bank robber attempting to break through bullet-resistant glass in a bank with a hatchet. When he finally broke through, the police arrived and apprehended the suspect in a fairly comical exchange. Professor Foley also described one of the fastest growing sections of banking and financial security: anti-money laundering. This is a field that involves analyzing financial transactions to curtail funding for terrorist and drug cartels. The website [indeed.com] had more than 2,000 anti money laundering job openings at the time of the meeting. Closely following these two events was the ASIS Eagle Committee and Prescott Police Department’s training day with world-renowned private detective Michele Stuart. The Committee was thrilled to bring her back to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University again and the committee look forward to providing more opportunities of the like. Today, the ASIS Eagle Committee is eagerly preparing for the GSIS Career Fair on April 11 and the Paintball Tournament on April 13. If you are interested in finding out more about the ASIS International Eagle Committee, please attend the next meeting on April 15 in Room 133 of Building 17 at 5pm. Major McMahon of the US Air Force will be speaking about his long career in the Air Force.


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ERAU EagleSat Project to be Launched by NASA brad clancy Senior Correspondent

When Professor Jack Crabtree assembled the satellite ground station in the Space Systems lab, he assembled it in the hope that one day, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University would be able to engage in an EalgeSat project to design, build, and launch a student made satellite into orbit. These plans are now beginning to come true when NASA chose a proposal from the Prescott campus in early March for a launch in early 2016. EagleSat was chosen to be one of 24 satellites that will fly as an auxiliary payload aboard rockets in 2014 to 2016. Consequently, the satellite could launch even sooner. The proposals which were submitted to NASA under the CubeSat Launch Initiative required satellites that are cube-shaped, four inches on a side, and weigh less than three pounds. The ERAU team will be designing two payloads. Payload A will test the viability of new memory types in

space, by assessing whether or not data was corrupted due to radiation. Payload B will focus on detection of the Lockheed Martin Space Fence. This “fence” covers the United States at a certain altitude. It is the team’s goal to use Payload B to detect the fence when it is passing through, and mark the time and position of passing. This is a long process, which will not end with the launch in 2016. In order to design the satellite, student teams will have to design power supply, radio, and solar systems for the EagleSat. After the launch, students will have to analyze the data that they receive from the satellite, and correlate it with the expected findings. The project’s long term nature has involved students who have already graduated, like former program manager Michael Matyas, and will involve students who have not yet enrolled in the future. The EagleSat, under the mentorship of Crabtree, is likely to become an ERAU legacy project, that will need to be passed down between generations of students to realize its full potential.

Dean Stephan Relocates David Krantz Sports Editor

For anyone that ever had to visit Larry Stephan, the Dean of Students, the only way to really describe his office was cramped. The crowded office was by no means fitting for the Dean of Students and is now a thing of the past. On March 27, Larry Stephan was proud to announce the unveiling of the new suite for the Dean of Students located in the old McNair suite in building 17, room 102. Located literally in the heart of the campus, the new office is incredibly easy to find. Upon first entering the new suite, one is greeted by a comfortable lobby and reception room with a nice, clean, inviting feel. The suite has a deceptively large feel

that can now accommodate multiple families at the same time. With its own conference room adorned with the college banners, previously kept in storage, the office has truly been transformed. “I am excited about the new space, it feels much more professional,” said Larry Stephan. Serving cookies, punch, and coffee, the open house drew a large crowd as students and faculty alike as they came to see the new office. A raffle was held for all those that stopped by in which 27 winners made off with T-shirts and baseball caps. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by the open house, it is highly recommended that you go see the new space for yourself. While you may not get cookies or punch, the new suite is still a must see for all Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Eagles.

Look At What’s Happening At ERAU

Meet Our Air Race Classic Team Ryan Albrecht Special to Horizons

There is a race that happens every year where the competition is as tough as it gets in any motor sport. This race is called the Air Race Classic. The first race took place in 1929. Back then the race was called the Women’s Air Derby and had a field of 20 women pilots competing, including Amelia Earhart. Today, teams spend months, even years preparing and perfecting their strategies and skills. The start and finish of this transcontinental race changes every year and covers on average 2,400 nautical miles. Up to 50 aircrafts race as fast as they can for up to four days through unforgiving heat, windy conditions, and afternoon thunderstorms typical of June. These racers endure these long restless days of competition for that elusive first place trophy. The team who is able to fly at the fastest ground speed over the duration of the race versus their airplanes handicap speed is the winner. The teams are all women, but make no mistake and don’t let their friendly smiling faces fool you. The competi-

Jake Suss Photographer

Every year, thousands of Air Force ROTC cadets eagerly wait to hear if they are selected to become an Air Force pilot. The number of pilots selected is typically close to 1,400, but it varies every year and depends on how many pilots the Air Force needs. Some of these cadets have waited their entire lives for this moment. Cadet Mitchell McKenzie says that he has wanted to be a pilot since high school. He says, “It’s an excellent feeling to be selected.” This year, Embry-Riddle Air Force ROTC received 19 rated selections, a majority of which are pilot slots. This is a signifi-

cant improvement over previous years, where only 10 of 25 were selected. After these cadets finish their ROTC careers and commission, they will go on to pilot training, either for basic training at Columbus AFB, Miss., Laughlin AFB, Texas, or Vance AFB, Okla. A select few will complete EuroNATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) at Sheppard AFB, Texas. ENJJPT pilot slots are the most difficult to attain, but they lead to an almost guaranteed fighter pilot position within the Air Force. Cadet Anthony Munden says he cannot wait to commission and go to pilot training. Munden said he is “so excited to fly for the Air Force and serve our country. I’ve wanted to my whole life.”

Austin Troya / Horizons Newspaper Shelby King and Anna Chrzanowski are this year’s Prescott Air Race Classic Team.

tion is real and it is fierce. In addition to racing for first place overall, there is a subcategory of collegiate racers. Typically, there are half a dozen or so college teams that compete in the race every year. EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University Prescott campus has been competing in this race every year since 2009 and has placed in the top ten for three of the past four years. Last year the team

placed third in the collegiate division. The racers this year are Shelby King (Pilot), Anna Chrzanowski (Co Pilot), supported by their ground crew and alternate pilots Maren Ferreira, and Marlene Wessel. Friday, April 19 the Air Race Team will be giving a presentation on this year’s race in AC1 room 107 at 5:30pm. At this meeting you can find out about the history of the Air

Race Classic, Embry-Riddle’s past race standings, how to be part of our team, and how to become a racer and represent our University and Campus at a national competition. Anyone is welcome who wants to show support or participate. We will be providing free pizza too. If you have any questions please contact Ryan Albrecht at [albrechr@erau.edu] or at extension 4351.

Astrophysics Colloquium: Dark Matter and Cyber Security

Jake Suss/Horizons Newspaper Dr. Jon Haas lectures at the Astrophysics Colloquium. Bryan Rhodes

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Final Approach Editor

Dark matter and cyber security: how could it be possible to bring together two such

unique topics? Dr. Jon C. Haas came to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus to explain just that. Starting with a little history, Dr. Haas explained that the first cyber security breach

was in World War I when radio signals were first intercepted. Parallel to this first attack was the discovery of dark matter by Fritz Zwicky. In World War II, the Enigma Machine was created to help keep systems safe from opponents. At the same time, physicists were calculating the speed of traveling stars from Galaxy M1 using the Enigma Machine. In the early 1970s, the first virus hit the Internet. Called the “creeper,” the virus put a statement on the users’ screen that said, “I am the creeper, catch me if you can.” The first real threatening hackers hit TRW Information Services in 1984, which caused 90 million credit histories to be put at risk. This event is still ranked as the fourth largest hacking scandal in the world.

So, what are the parallels? The greatest relation is the mystery of the unknown behind the source. The closer we get to figuring out dark matter, with the help of improving technology, new questions arise that put our answers on hold. The cyber aspect leaves most questioning where a virus or threat came from. Often there are no signatures left on a virus and thus it jumps from computer to computer, webbing across the globe before it can be stopped or detected. With technology becoming an even greater presence in the world, cyber security is becoming a greater concern. It always needs to be improved upon. Both cyber security and dark matter are always evolving, and with the help of computers, research can be done much more quickly.

The Moving Memorial: A Tribute to Vietnam Veterans Micaela Stewart Copy Editor

Sat. March 30, Silver Wings and Arnold Air Society volunteered jointly at The Moving Wall on display in Cottonwood. John Devitt, Norris Shears, Gerry Haver, and other Vietnam veteran volunteers built the memorial wall as a dedication to the original 1982 Washington DC memorial wall. The Moving Memo-

rial Wall was constructed as a half scale model of the Vietnam Memorial Wall. They felt that the experience should be shared with the rest of the country and The Moving Wall has been traveling around the country ever since. The wall was very well attended with a memorial services each day and a luminaria ceremony on Saturday. The wall was on display from March 2831 for all to see. Paper was available for visitors to take rubbings

of the names and the numerous volunteers and veterans were there to lend a hand in finding the names. Veterans manned the wall and told stories of the war and of friends they had lost. A ride of hundreds of motorcycles went to Sedona and back as a tribute to the fallen followed by a picnic lunch at the park. Many people from many walks of life were in attendance to pay their respects to those who served in Vietnam. Veterans and protesters from the

60’s showed up and told their stories to the younger generations, passing the torch as they say. The weather was sunny despite the somber subject and new life was breathed into the thousands of names on the wall. It was a great opportunity for Silver Wings and Arnold Air Society to show their support of the veterans and soldiers who defend our borders., as well as interact with members of the community who experienced this war firsthand.


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First Game Shows Off Black Sheep Skills KellYn WaGneR Special to Horizons

On Saturday, March 30, the women of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Black Sheep rugby team travelled to Scottsdale, Arizona for the first game under the new leadership. The girls all performed exceptionally well, leading to the best game in the team’s history. A non-traditional game, it was broken into thirds. The game started with nervous anticipation until the first tackle less than 30 seconds into the game. Now everyone was ready. Through many tackles, rucks, scrums, line outs, and just feverish play, the Black Sheep were able to gain quick possession of the ball and almost advance to the goal line. There were many turnovers and it was a hard fought game on both sides. The Black Sheep scrum, the iconic image of rugby that looks like a large knot of people, was once again unbeatable. After multiple technicalities and fouls, scrums were carried out in which the Black Sheep dominated. The Black Sheep had very few fouls and were able to play with honor. Play was stopped after one Black Sheep accidentally picked up another woman and threw her to the ground. Other than that, the Black Sheep played admirably, a credit to skills coach Taylor Wilson. The Black Sheep scored numerous tries (goals) and were able to pick up extra points with three completed “field goals.” It was a hard fought game.

Kellyn Wagner for Horizons Newspaper The Black Sheep line up their brute strength against their opponent in a scrum at their first matchup in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Unfortunately, in the second third of the game, Maine Cheukman dislocated her shoulder and was prevented from continuing to play. A guest player from New Mexico injured her leg in the final third of the game and was also unable to continue. Beyond that, the only other injury was a minor concussion. It was, overall, a successful game.

Man of the Match, a special award given to whichever player the coaches believe shows exceptional excellence, went to Victoria Walker. Walker was able to continuously adapt, taking the advice of the coaches and excelling. She played numerous roles that were entirely new to her as she pushed through lines and managed to stay on her feet.

The women’s rugby team has never been very large, but through the dedication of a small group of girls, we finally have a team we can be proud of. Though the game was a loss, the Black Sheep scored many points and were able to walk away with our heads held high. Of course, we would not have done as well without the

assist of some players from the Queens Rugby team at New Mexico Tech University. Those girls travelled a long way and were instrumental in advancing play. Congratulations to all who played. The esteemed members of the Black Sheep who played are: Rudi Isenbarger, Victoria Walker, Setsuko Alati-

ni, Dee Dozier, Au Cheukman (Maine), Sophia Newton, Kayla Winklepleck, Coach Taylor Wilson, and Captain/Coach Kellyn Wagner. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the men’s or the women’s rugby teams, please email Captain Kellyn Wagner at [wagnerk1@ my.erau.edu.]

New Volleyball Club Joins City League for First Match PaUlo chan Correspondent

Spring is here and so is a new season for the Eagle Volleyball Club. The Eagles started

off quite poorly in the Prescott City League, a far cry from coming in first last season. The first match they played against Fann Contracting went poorly. They lost the match by only picking up one win of the

three games. It is understandable, though, as most of the players in the team hadn’t played for well over three months. The second match against Speasy went even worse. After an amazing start and a healthy

lead, Nate DePutter, a key outside player injured his ankle after a great block. The Eagles, now one man down, struggled the rest of the game. After losing the first game, the second game seemed to show

some hope until Speasy took advantage of the Eagle’s missing player. Speasy went on to sweep the match. The third match against POI Pounders finally turned the losing streak around. With surplus

Outside hitter Miguel Diaz jumps up for the spike in the Eagle’s first game in the spring season, starting the Eagles off strong.

players, the Eagles handily won the first game with amazing blocks by the middle blocker Ryan Mancuso, as well as outside hitter Miguel Diaz. Having fresh players every

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Flashball Now Flag Football? brandon leadbetteR Correspondent

As the spring semester draws to a close, seniors of all majors begin to count down the days to graduation and freedom. However, not all are looking forward just to summer and graduation. There is a good number of people that look forward to the spring semester’s flashball tournament held every year, but this year the intramurals have something new in store for the campus. To the dismay of many, but hope to some, flashball was not on the schedule of this year’s calendar for the spring; instead, flag football was going to make an appearance. Intramurals director Chris Rotty thought it was time to try something new and took a risk introducing something out of the ordinary for the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott campus. “Flashball is not gone,” Rotty said reassuring campus, “I promise.” Flashball was something unique to ERAU, but it is always good to try new things. Following the NIRSA rulebook, flag football has become a huge hit here on campus. With 16 teams signed up, it is a competitive sport that started on March 26 for the first time. Rotty laughed when asked how it went. “Well, both the players and the referees were learning the game as things progressed throughout the night.” Playing four vs. four with 12 minute halves allows more games to be played a night compared to the longer flashball games that lasted late into the cold nights of spring. “Flag football is more universal and

played by many universities across the country,” Rotty said, “Daytona even has done it in the past, but not comparing us to them.” This sport is not to replace flashball, but the idea is making a club that would hopefully, one day, compete against other schools. Flashball is not gone and is scheduled to return in the fall for the annual flashball league that happens every year, but the athletic department has a plan lined up. Using the idea of alternating semesters of flashball to flag football will allow variety rather than the same semester after semester of the same sports. Flag football is also joined by the Ultimate Frisbee league as well which Rotty hopes will restart the Ultimate Frisbee club. The idea also will try and help increase the number of participants for every intramural league. By only having one semester of flashball or flag football a year will really encourage people to get out there and enjoy the time that they have with the sport. Of course the intramural department has been getting waves of opinions on both sides of the aisle when it comes to the disappearance of flashball, but that is life. Whether you support the change or oppose it, the intramural department would like to hear the comments and suggestions of everyone. The department wanted to try something new and at this point in time it looks like flag football is in for a good long run. The league plays on Tuesdays and Thursdays and there are always teams looking for more people to fill the rosters. Contact the intramural office for more information and join the fun that hopefully makes all the leagues better in the end.

April 10, 2013

STAYING FIT For the Ladies loRenZo coYKendall Correspondent

There’s only one more month until summer vacation and everyone is craving that summer body. Luckily, this issue pertains to getting that bikini body ready all summer long. So ladies, it can all be done with this workout and dedication to getting what you want. The overall workout is pretty rough, however, it is fast paced and effective in burning fat and increasing your metabolism. Within four to six weeks results will show and everyone will know. This is all due to the high intensity interval training style of the workout that will ensure the burning of calories even after the workout has been concluded. Depending on level of physique and goals, conduct both the strength workout and cardio workout in the same day. If just getting into the fitness regime, try the cardio workout one day and the strength workout the next day. Continue to alternate these workouts daily until confidence is reached to perform both workouts. In addition, perform the workout at least four to six days a week for four to six weeks. This workout must be combined with a healthy diet and healthy habits to ensure results. In order to digest all this information including proper nutrition, habits, and the workout schedule, scan the QR code and see if it’s right for you. Good luck in obtaining your fitness aspirations and enjoy the personal results.

scan the QR code to see more helpful hints on how to have that bikini body ready for summer.

strength workout

Perform each triset 3 times. Rest for 60 seconds between each round Triset: 3 sets Barbell Squat- 8 reps Barbell bench press- medium grip - 8 reps Leg extensions- 12 reps Triset- 3 sets Bent over barbell row- 8 reps Barbell deadlift- 8 reps Barbell curl- 12 reps Triset: 3 sets Dumbbell lunges- 10 reps Barbell shoulder press- 10 reps Seated leg curl- 10 reps Triset: 3 sets Wide grip lat pull-down- 10 reps Barbell step-ups- 10 reps Standing dumbbell triceps extension- 12 reps

cardio workout

Perform each triset set twice. Rest 60 seconds between each round Triset: 2 sets Freehand Jump Squat (1 minute) Push Ups (1 minute) Walking lunges (1 minute) Triset: 2 sets Pull-ups (1 minute) Barbell deadlift (1 minute) Side lateral raise (1 minute) Triset: 2 sets Bent over barbell row (1 minute) Barbell step-ups (1 minute) Barbell curl (1 minute)

Fight Off the Fat FlaViU ciobanU Correspondent

Mike Gallante / Horizons Newspaper Flag football player gets ready for a pass.

Volleyball Continued from B1 few rotations kept the Eagles on top of the entire game as they kept on putting the pressure on the other team. Flush from the victory from the first game, the Eagles went on to the second game in a seemingly cocky state. Errors were made all around by the Eagles as serves didn’t go over, hits went way out, and passes and sets didn’t hit their marks. This cost the Eagles the second game.

The third game, the Eagles regrouped and recomposed. Pulling ahead, they kept a healthy lead thanks mainly in part to good passing by the back row players and amazing sets by setter Cameron Forsberg. The Eagles won their third game and the match with great plays all around. They are starting to come back even though the season didn’t start well for the Eagles. They still have a healthy chance for coming in first for this season. It just started and the Eagles have the opportunity to get ahead.

The first step in maintaining and reaching a lean physique is always critically determined by a disciplined training and nutrition regimen. There are supplements that can aid in the process of fat loss. The following article will explore some of the most effective ingredients. Let’s start with fat releasers. The body fat that you hold under your skin is stored in fat cells called adipocytes. To lose body fat, these cells must be as small as possible. The goal is to stimulate the fat cells to release the fat they are already holding. Caffeine aids in this process. Not only does it stimulate the metabolism, but it also has the ability to free up fat from fat cells. When you ingest caffeine, it binds to receptors on your fat cells. Normally the nucleotide adenosine binds to these receptors and when it does it puts a halt on fat release from the cells. With caffeine sitting on the receptors, adenosine can’t attach, and fat release is maximized. This is particularly effective when taking caffeine before workouts. An ideal amount to take on a daily basis is 100-200mg and the same milligram range before workouts. There are also supplements that boost the number of calories your body burns. Green tea extract is an excellent aid because it boosts the number of calories you burn each day and also has other benefits, such as enhancing joint and muscle recovery. Green tea extract is also a powerful antioxidant. The active ingredients in green tea are catechins. One in particular is called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This potent antioxidant inhibits an enzyme that normally breaks down the neurotransmitter and hormone norepinephrine, which speeds up the processes in the body such as calorie burning. An optimal dosage is taking 500-1000mg, specifically high in EGCG, two to three times a day. Another supplement is capsaicin. This is the natural plant chemical that gives spicy peppers their heat. It also increases the amount of calories your body burns since it raises epinephrine levels. Look for capsaicin

or cayenne pepper supplements that list Scoville thermal units or heat units (HU) and take enough to supply 40,000 to 80,000 units. Take it 30 minutes before meals two to three times per day. Another point of discussion is fat transportation. Sometimes an increase in caloric burn isn’t enough to ensure that it all gets burned. The fat has to get to the tiny power plants, known as mitochondria, located in the body’s cells where it will be burned up as fuel. But fat isn’t allowed to pass into the mitochondria at will; it must be carried in. Fat transporters can help to maximize the amount of fat that gets in. Carnitine is an amino-acid-like molecule that is a critical component of the complex transporting system that brings fat into the mitochondria. Supplementation with carnitine increases the amount of fat that the body burns up. Take two to three grams of carnitine in the forms of L-carnitine two to three times per day with meals. Not only is it good to use supplements that release fat but also supplements that decrease the amount of fat that your body stores. CLA is effective at blocking the formation of fat deposits. CLA is a naturally occurring group of healthy omega-6 fats. Numerous research studies confirm that CLA enhances fat loss while simultaneously boosting muscle growth and strength. The main way it works is by inhibiting the enzyme lipoprotein lipase (LPL). LPL allows fat cells to take up fat from the bloodstream and store it as body fat. By inhibiting LPL, CLA prevents the body from storing fat and instead encourages it to burn fat. Take one to three grams of CLA with meals. Fish oil is another fat-loss aid. This source of essential omega-3 fats provides both eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These omega-3 fats have recently been found to turn on genes the increase fat burning while turning off genes that decrease fat storage. It also has other benefits, such as enhanced brain function, improved mood, joint recovery, and even elevated muscle growth. Take two to three grams two to three times per day with meals. If you maintain a clean and rigid diet, stacking these supplements will accelerate the process in reaching and maintaining a lean physique.


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Ice Eagles Take Third in League Playoffs Brandon Leadbetter Correspondent

Dayton Burchfield / Horizons Newspaper Congratulations are in order after Bill Thompson, team advisor and Director of Alumni Relations, scores!

Going into the second week of playoffs was rough for the EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University Ice Eagles, especially when they had to watch the first and second place teams play for first place from the stands. One loss would knock a team out of first place contending with a four team division, but the Eagles were not done yet. The Eagles took to the ice ready to not finish last place against the Frogmen, their old adversary, and they wanted to prove it to their fans. The puck dropped to the ice and the game was on. The Eagles began the game aggressively only to have a goal scored by the Frogmen with one player in the box bringing the score to 0-1. Only seconds later did the Eagles tie the game up with a goal by Paul Salveson. The Frogmen scored a second goal and then a third before the Eagles could respond. Before the buzzer rang for the end of the first period, Salveson put another goal in leaving the first period at 2-3 Frogmen with shots on goal at 9-8 Eagles. The second period did not start well for the Eagles. The scoring began to go back and forth as the Eagles and Frogmen began to turn up the heat. With goals by Salveson and Bill Thompson, it brought the score up to 4-5, but the Frogmen continued to one up

the Eagles until it came to an end. With 4:05 left in the second period, Robert Rippe scored to make the score 5-5. By tying the score, the Eagles received a boost of hope as they were still in the fight. The Eagles turned up the heat on the Frogmen with two more goals by Salveson and Rippe, respectively. The second period ended with a power play goal by the Eagles leaving the score at 7-5 with 28-15 shots on goal. Coming off a commanding offense, the Ice Eagles hit the ice after their one minute break to seal the win. The defenses on both sides kept the scoring quiet until 6:26 left in the period. This was ended by Ice Eagles player Dan DuBois scoring a goal making it 8-5. The Frogmen made one last goal on a power play, but that was the end of their streak. The Ice Eagles scored two more goals, both by Rippe, to end the game 10-6 Eagles. The shots on goal were outstanding for the Ice Eagles as it ended 39-24 showing the commanding lead. Even though the Eagles won, the Eagles had ten penalties to the Frogmen’s four.. The Ice Eagles ended their season with third place in the division. It is respectable to achieve their position as they played the same teams. This is a group of men who have skated, fought, and done what very few in Arizona enjoy, play hockey competitively. Just like their Facebook page’s motto, “Pride required, teeth optional.”

Team Scrimmage and Open Skate Close Out Exciting Season of Hockey Rebecca Childs Correspondent

On Monday, April 1, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s very own Ice Eagles hockey team hosted a scrimmage followed by an open skate to close out the end of the season. The evening’s events were hosted at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, to which transportation was provided. The intrateam scrimmage had team members pitted against each other in a game of the “Gold” vs. the “Black.” All in good fun, both sides scored a number of shots and ended their time on the ice with an old-fashioned shoot-out. The end result of the game seemed inconclusive to audience members as the scoreboard did not even display “Gold” vs. “Black” until well into the game. Only upon asking Ice Eagle Luc Collier, number 19, was the score verified to have been 7-3 with the win going to the Gold team. A flood of students began showing up shortly after the game to enjoy a night of open skating and free pizza. Skating

around the ice was a combination of students, faculty, friends, and children of all ages, even Ernie the Eagle made an appearance and posed for photographs. The event hosted a variety of talents from those gripping the arena walls to avoid falling to those that probably could skate better than they could walk. Everyone was in good spirits as they chatted happily and laughed at themselves when, as it is always inevitable that it will happen to someone, they fall on the ice. The pizza provided suited a variety of tastes from the classic pepperoni to the much loved pizza-supreme; all of which was enjoyed periodically during the night as skaters took breaks to rest tired legs and refuel their energy. As the event wound down and pizza boxes emptied, the general consensus was that the night was a great success. Ice skaters today may still possess tired legs or nurse bruises from that night, but even those people would agree that the fun was a much needed relief from the current and relentless pressure from classes that will only increase as we approach the end of the semester.

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izons ade, Special to Hor W an us S by en tt Wri or roya, Graphics Edit T n ti us A by ut yo La Elaine Larsen sits in her fireproof cocoon atop Goodyear slicks, custombuilt for land speed record racing. She's strapped to a 27-foot-long, 1,200-pound, 5,000-horsepower surfaceto-surface missile propelled by a General Electric engine designed for T-38 Talon and Cessna A-37 Dragonfly jet trainers and F-5 Tiger II airto-air combat simulators. A "burner pop" sends an unholy blast of fire out the back of the vehicle that's enough to incinerate a small town. Its noisy and eerie whistle rises in crescendo like an approaching tornado. Then, deliberately, she slams her foot down on the throttle. And from a standing-still start with what feels like a freight-trainlike shove from behind, this featherweight former day care center operator hurtles down the quarter-mile dragstrip in about 5.3 seconds, at just a little more than

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290 mph and yanks to a stop at seven Gs. So Elaine Larsen knows all about high-adrenaline situations. She has treated them with as much fuss as she would a common cold ever since she debuted a jet dragster with the "Miss Ta Fire" entry in January 2004. Yes, she has crashed -calls herself the "proud owner of two titanium plates, and more screws than I want to tell, in my head." She was in a coma for a while and later had to learn to walk and talk properly again and regain her balance. And she's back for more as the headliner for the two-car Larsen Motorsports team that entertains thousands almost every weekend each year, teaming with Marisha Falk, in the Miller Welding and EmbryRiddle Jet Dragsters. With Chris Larsen, her high-school sweetheart

and husband of 26 years, she balances parenting 16 year-old son Andrew with operating the two-car racing program and working in cooperation with the prestigious Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The Larsens mentor interns from various academic disciplines at the Daytona Beach, Fla., campus at their Larsen Motorsports High-Performance Vehicles Research & Development Center. That might be more than plenty for most women to have on their plates, but Elaine Larsen was hungry for more. She had a churning in her gut about wanting to inspire others, as if she hadn't already. She has come up with a way to do that: a comic book series starring her alter ego, "Blaze." So when she is part of the show at next month's NHRA Dollar General Four-Wide Nationals at Charlotte's zMAX Dragway, Larsen will have an even bigger audience to hear about "The Adventures of Blaze." After a worldwide contest for a script writer that offered more than $8,000 in prize money, Larsen announced March 17 at the MegaCon comic book/sci-fi/gaming convention at Orlando that Mark Enkerud, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was the $5,000 winner.

"I like to think I'm funny and witty, but that doesn't mean it's so," Larsen said with her trademark giggle. So Enkerud will bring "The Adventures of Blaze" to life in storyboard form, along with a commissioned artist. "I can't draw two stick figures!" Larsen said. "I may not know it all, but I know a lot of people who know a lot. I stop before I get myself in trouble I can't back out of. It's that Phone-A-Friend." The graphic prototype has transformed what might look like nerve endings for Elaine Larsen into bolts of electricity surrounding Blaze. "When I put my helmet on and my firesuit on and the visor goes down, I become this other person. I become much better and focused. That's how Blaze came about. She's a little better. She's a little more. She's everything I want to be all the time," Larsen said. She described the Blaze superhero as a female engineer to whom "something happens and she becomes this super-powered girl. She has to handle her situations through critical thinking. It's not always that she's the fastest, the best, or anything else. She just comes out a little better at the end of every day."

Larsen puts a special twist to Blaze's story. "It's not just her. It's her team. She's just the crash-test dummy that goes out and tries all these things. It's the team back at the jet shop that makes it all happen. She's only as good as her team is back at the shop," she said. "Batman has all his gadgets, but we don't know anything about his gadgets. This is going to be geared toward the engineers who go out there and make Blaze better," she said. "Blaze is just the crash-test dummy that goes out and tries it, because she's indestructible." Larsen, who clearly recognizes she is not indestructible, said she wants "The Adventures of Blaze" readers to know "that in tense, high-adrenaline situations that you just need to sit back. You need to look at it in a calm, concise manner and figure out your problems. Some of them can be solved through superhero and super-strength. But some of it, you just need to use your mind and common sense." Hearing the comment, "Now there's a new concept for today's youth," she said, "A lot of them don't have a lot of it." She has an abiding love for young people. She ran a daycare center before and even after she got hooked on bracket racing and gave up her '72 Corvette for a '75 big-block Chevy Vega she ran in the NHRA's Super Gas class. "Kids have been my thing. I love to challenge kids," she said. When her son was younger he had the "Cars" animated character "Lightning McQueen" to encourage a love for racing, but, Larsen said, "Lightning McQueen is cool and he goes out and does things, but I want especially little girls to

have someone who's kind of cool and not Barbie. I want the female engineer kind of person to be out there they can look up to, so they feel they can associate themselves with someone." However, "The Adventures of Blaze," Larsen said, is aimed at both boys and girls: "We have all kinds of kids back here at my jet shop. And that's who we're drawing it all from. We're drawing it all from these young kids. They're as much a part of this as anyone. So it's boys. It's girls. It's young adults. It's all of them. I'm a sarcastically funny person. So it's going to be dripping with sarcasm, so adults will find it entertaining, as well. But it's going to be more kidbased. I want it to be educational. I don't want them to know it's really educational. I want it to be fun. At the end of every [edition], I want it to be, if not an educational lesson, a moral one." She acknowledged that education can be fun. "That's what we do here at the shop," she said. "They learn everything in their classes at Embry-Riddle, but when we bring them here, they learn so much more. We make it so much more fun. I mean, working on jet cars, that's pretty dang cool. That's what kind of gave us the idea. What I want kids to understand is that I may be the face of Blaze, but all of the students here working, that's the real horsepower behind this team, the kids. So that's what I want it to be about." One thing she's particularly proud to be doing is, in her words, "hiring 'nobodies' . . . someone who's never had a chance to do anything, never won anything. There are so many people who have made it in this world, and they have so many chances. I'm kind of a going-for-the-

underdog kind of person." She said she wants "people to be cheering for Blaze because we're just a bunch of little underdogs." Larsen has some experience with that, too. Never mind that she's one of only a few women in the world licensed to drive a jet dragster. Her underdog days go back to her first week of kindergarten. "When I was little, I had those leg braces like Forrest Gump [the Tom Hanks film character]. I run now, but nobody ever thought I would run," she said. "I had my braces on and it was the first week of kindergarten. Of course, I was a little clunky, and the kids thought I was a little weird. But I didn't give enough time to go to the bathroom and I peed my pants. And I thought, 'Oh my goodness. Really? Now not only are you the geeky girl with braces, b u t n o w you're t h e P e e Pants Girl.' I know -- isn't that pitiful? I was PeePants Girl for a long time. "Instead of me sitting here saying, 'Oh, poor little Elaine,' I don't necessarily make a joke of it, but growing up, I never even thought I was different. They could bully me all they want. I didn't care. I walked to the beat of my own drum. Whatever. People might have teased me, but I didn't know it," she said. "Nobody even told me. It's OK. Sometimes ignorance is bliss." Enkerud, a creative writer and comic enthusiast since childhood, said he had never won anything before in his life. Moreover, Larsen said she liked the fact that "he is a romantic, which I loved. And I know that sounds funny. But he said, 'I just fell in love with my character.' How he wrapped the story around Blaze, I could see his eyes light up, and I knew he was the one. He said, 'I just feel like I connected with her right from the beginning. I could feel what she wanted to do and how she wanted to do it.' He got the concept

-- we didn't even give him the whole concept yet. Now I can't wait to see what he comes up with." He'll start to lay the groundwork for the text of the project, which will be a whole new challenge for him. He never has coordinated

his words with specific art or directed an artist to match his words with specific images. Like Blaze, Enkerud -- who said, "I finally can get that break I have been looking for" -- will have to use his critical-thinking skills. "It's a collaborative effort,

just like everything in life is. It would be easy if you just called up Disney or Universal and said, 'Give us your best.' I don't want that. I want people who have never gotten a chance at anything. I want to give [the chance to] the person who really, really wants it deep in their belly." That's so Elaine Larsen-ish. One time she let a blind 12-year-old fan drive her jet car. "I put his hands all over my car. And at one point he said, 'Oh, this is the driver's compartment -- chrome moly.' I let him feel the inlet. And he said, 'Oh, this must be the inlet and this must be the screen so that nothing gets in.' Then he said, 'Oh, listen - the trucks are running.' I'm like, 'Are ya kidding me?' " she said. "Instead of me teaching him all this stuff, I'm saying to myself, 'Well, obviously I don't

pay attention to any of my surroundings and I'm a big putz.' This kid was so smart. "Well, in the end, I said, 'OK, Mr. Smarty-pants, have you driven a jet dragster?' He said, 'Um, I'm blind.' " She said she knew that but nevertheless picked him up and sat him down in the driver's seat and told him to turn the wheel. He asked how in the world she expected him drive her jet dragster when he had no vision. She said, "I'll tell you where to go. If you're going to hit something I'll tell you to hit the brakes." Said Larsen, "I had my team push him around the pits. Everybody was looking, like, 'You're really having a blind kid drive your car?' I said, 'Yeah, I am.' " But rather than figure she had made his day, she felt exactly the opposite. "Had I not been there at that race, I wouldn't have gotten to do that," she said. "I probably got more out of it than the kid did. I was like 'Ooooh - this is so cool!' And I had a blast doing it. My team realized that stuff is important, and nobody else probably would have put a kid in the car like that. But I did, and he didn't hurt anything. His parents just thought it was the funniest thing. It was fun." Did experiences such as that one inspire her to include disabled character/s in the Blaze series? "One hundred percent. Without a doubt," she said. "People come in all different sizes and shapes and dimensions." So do dreams, and Elaine Larsen's is about to take its first baby steps. But like Larsen herself, "The Adventures of Blaze" should make a bold statement with a lively tone. She hardly can wait to see it in living color. "This is exciting -- you have no idea," she said. "This is my baby. Chris started the racing and he got me into jets. But Blaze is mine. I'm really excited about her. I talk about her like she's some weird little thing, but a lot of little kids and a lot of people see me get out of the car and I'm goofy and I don't take myself seriously. "I like people to kind of find themselves in me. I want them to feel like when I'm going down the quarter-mile, they're kind of riding along with me. That's why I try to make a connection with people. They're like, 'How do you do that? How do you handle that?' I say, 'There's nothing super-powered about me.' " Speak for yourself, Elaine Larsen. Blaze will have her own take on that.

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izons ade, Special to Hor W an us S by en tt Wri or roya, Graphics Edit T n ti us A by ut yo La Elaine Larsen sits in her fireproof cocoon atop Goodyear slicks, custombuilt for land speed record racing. She's strapped to a 27-foot-long, 1,200-pound, 5,000-horsepower surfaceto-surface missile propelled by a General Electric engine designed for T-38 Talon and Cessna A-37 Dragonfly jet trainers and F-5 Tiger II airto-air combat simulators. A "burner pop" sends an unholy blast of fire out the back of the vehicle that's enough to incinerate a small town. Its noisy and eerie whistle rises in crescendo like an approaching tornado. Then, deliberately, she slams her foot down on the throttle. And from a standing-still start with what feels like a freight-trainlike shove from behind, this featherweight former day care center operator hurtles down the quarter-mile dragstrip in about 5.3 seconds, at just a little more than

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290 mph and yanks to a stop at seven Gs. So Elaine Larsen knows all about high-adrenaline situations. She has treated them with as much fuss as she would a common cold ever since she debuted a jet dragster with the "Miss Ta Fire" entry in January 2004. Yes, she has crashed -calls herself the "proud owner of two titanium plates, and more screws than I want to tell, in my head." She was in a coma for a while and later had to learn to walk and talk properly again and regain her balance. And she's back for more as the headliner for the two-car Larsen Motorsports team that entertains thousands almost every weekend each year, teaming with Marisha Falk, in the Miller Welding and EmbryRiddle Jet Dragsters. With Chris Larsen, her high-school sweetheart

and husband of 26 years, she balances parenting 16 year-old son Andrew with operating the two-car racing program and working in cooperation with the prestigious Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The Larsens mentor interns from various academic disciplines at the Daytona Beach, Fla., campus at their Larsen Motorsports High-Performance Vehicles Research & Development Center. That might be more than plenty for most women to have on their plates, but Elaine Larsen was hungry for more. She had a churning in her gut about wanting to inspire others, as if she hadn't already. She has come up with a way to do that: a comic book series starring her alter ego, "Blaze." So when she is part of the show at next month's NHRA Dollar General Four-Wide Nationals at Charlotte's zMAX Dragway, Larsen will have an even bigger audience to hear about "The Adventures of Blaze." After a worldwide contest for a script writer that offered more than $8,000 in prize money, Larsen announced March 17 at the MegaCon comic book/sci-fi/gaming convention at Orlando that Mark Enkerud, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was the $5,000 winner.

"I like to think I'm funny and witty, but that doesn't mean it's so," Larsen said with her trademark giggle. So Enkerud will bring "The Adventures of Blaze" to life in storyboard form, along with a commissioned artist. "I can't draw two stick figures!" Larsen said. "I may not know it all, but I know a lot of people who know a lot. I stop before I get myself in trouble I can't back out of. It's that Phone-A-Friend." The graphic prototype has transformed what might look like nerve endings for Elaine Larsen into bolts of electricity surrounding Blaze. "When I put my helmet on and my firesuit on and the visor goes down, I become this other person. I become much better and focused. That's how Blaze came about. She's a little better. She's a little more. She's everything I want to be all the time," Larsen said. She described the Blaze superhero as a female engineer to whom "something happens and she becomes this super-powered girl. She has to handle her situations through critical thinking. It's not always that she's the fastest, the best, or anything else. She just comes out a little better at the end of every day."

Larsen puts a special twist to Blaze's story. "It's not just her. It's her team. She's just the crash-test dummy that goes out and tries all these things. It's the team back at the jet shop that makes it all happen. She's only as good as her team is back at the shop," she said. "Batman has all his gadgets, but we don't know anything about his gadgets. This is going to be geared toward the engineers who go out there and make Blaze better," she said. "Blaze is just the crash-test dummy that goes out and tries it, because she's indestructible." Larsen, who clearly recognizes she is not indestructible, said she wants "The Adventures of Blaze" readers to know "that in tense, high-adrenaline situations that you just need to sit back. You need to look at it in a calm, concise manner and figure out your problems. Some of them can be solved through superhero and super-strength. But some of it, you just need to use your mind and common sense." Hearing the comment, "Now there's a new concept for today's youth," she said, "A lot of them don't have a lot of it." She has an abiding love for young people. She ran a daycare center before and even after she got hooked on bracket racing and gave up her '72 Corvette for a '75 big-block Chevy Vega she ran in the NHRA's Super Gas class. "Kids have been my thing. I love to challenge kids," she said. When her son was younger he had the "Cars" animated character "Lightning McQueen" to encourage a love for racing, but, Larsen said, "Lightning McQueen is cool and he goes out and does things, but I want especially little girls to

have someone who's kind of cool and not Barbie. I want the female engineer kind of person to be out there they can look up to, so they feel they can associate themselves with someone." However, "The Adventures of Blaze," Larsen said, is aimed at both boys and girls: "We have all kinds of kids back here at my jet shop. And that's who we're drawing it all from. We're drawing it all from these young kids. They're as much a part of this as anyone. So it's boys. It's girls. It's young adults. It's all of them. I'm a sarcastically funny person. So it's going to be dripping with sarcasm, so adults will find it entertaining, as well. But it's going to be more kidbased. I want it to be educational. I don't want them to know it's really educational. I want it to be fun. At the end of every [edition], I want it to be, if not an educational lesson, a moral one." She acknowledged that education can be fun. "That's what we do here at the shop," she said. "They learn everything in their classes at Embry-Riddle, but when we bring them here, they learn so much more. We make it so much more fun. I mean, working on jet cars, that's pretty dang cool. That's what kind of gave us the idea. What I want kids to understand is that I may be the face of Blaze, but all of the students here working, that's the real horsepower behind this team, the kids. So that's what I want it to be about." One thing she's particularly proud to be doing is, in her words, "hiring 'nobodies' . . . someone who's never had a chance to do anything, never won anything. There are so many people who have made it in this world, and they have so many chances. I'm kind of a going-for-the-

underdog kind of person." She said she wants "people to be cheering for Blaze because we're just a bunch of little underdogs." Larsen has some experience with that, too. Never mind that she's one of only a few women in the world licensed to drive a jet dragster. Her underdog days go back to her first week of kindergarten. "When I was little, I had those leg braces like Forrest Gump [the Tom Hanks film character]. I run now, but nobody ever thought I would run," she said. "I had my braces on and it was the first week of kindergarten. Of course, I was a little clunky, and the kids thought I was a little weird. But I didn't give enough time to go to the bathroom and I peed my pants. And I thought, 'Oh my goodness. Really? Now not only are you the geeky girl with braces, b u t n o w you're t h e P e e Pants Girl.' I know -- isn't that pitiful? I was PeePants Girl for a long time. "Instead of me sitting here saying, 'Oh, poor little Elaine,' I don't necessarily make a joke of it, but growing up, I never even thought I was different. They could bully me all they want. I didn't care. I walked to the beat of my own drum. Whatever. People might have teased me, but I didn't know it," she said. "Nobody even told me. It's OK. Sometimes ignorance is bliss." Enkerud, a creative writer and comic enthusiast since childhood, said he had never won anything before in his life. Moreover, Larsen said she liked the fact that "he is a romantic, which I loved. And I know that sounds funny. But he said, 'I just fell in love with my character.' How he wrapped the story around Blaze, I could see his eyes light up, and I knew he was the one. He said, 'I just feel like I connected with her right from the beginning. I could feel what she wanted to do and how she wanted to do it.' He got the concept

-- we didn't even give him the whole concept yet. Now I can't wait to see what he comes up with." He'll start to lay the groundwork for the text of the project, which will be a whole new challenge for him. He never has coordinated

his words with specific art or directed an artist to match his words with specific images. Like Blaze, Enkerud -- who said, "I finally can get that break I have been looking for" -- will have to use his critical-thinking skills. "It's a collaborative effort,

just like everything in life is. It would be easy if you just called up Disney or Universal and said, 'Give us your best.' I don't want that. I want people who have never gotten a chance at anything. I want to give [the chance to] the person who really, really wants it deep in their belly." That's so Elaine Larsen-ish. One time she let a blind 12-year-old fan drive her jet car. "I put his hands all over my car. And at one point he said, 'Oh, this is the driver's compartment -- chrome moly.' I let him feel the inlet. And he said, 'Oh, this must be the inlet and this must be the screen so that nothing gets in.' Then he said, 'Oh, listen - the trucks are running.' I'm like, 'Are ya kidding me?' " she said. "Instead of me teaching him all this stuff, I'm saying to myself, 'Well, obviously I don't

pay attention to any of my surroundings and I'm a big putz.' This kid was so smart. "Well, in the end, I said, 'OK, Mr. Smarty-pants, have you driven a jet dragster?' He said, 'Um, I'm blind.' " She said she knew that but nevertheless picked him up and sat him down in the driver's seat and told him to turn the wheel. He asked how in the world she expected him drive her jet dragster when he had no vision. She said, "I'll tell you where to go. If you're going to hit something I'll tell you to hit the brakes." Said Larsen, "I had my team push him around the pits. Everybody was looking, like, 'You're really having a blind kid drive your car?' I said, 'Yeah, I am.' " But rather than figure she had made his day, she felt exactly the opposite. "Had I not been there at that race, I wouldn't have gotten to do that," she said. "I probably got more out of it than the kid did. I was like 'Ooooh - this is so cool!' And I had a blast doing it. My team realized that stuff is important, and nobody else probably would have put a kid in the car like that. But I did, and he didn't hurt anything. His parents just thought it was the funniest thing. It was fun." Did experiences such as that one inspire her to include disabled character/s in the Blaze series? "One hundred percent. Without a doubt," she said. "People come in all different sizes and shapes and dimensions." So do dreams, and Elaine Larsen's is about to take its first baby steps. But like Larsen herself, "The Adventures of Blaze" should make a bold statement with a lively tone. She hardly can wait to see it in living color. "This is exciting -- you have no idea," she said. "This is my baby. Chris started the racing and he got me into jets. But Blaze is mine. I'm really excited about her. I talk about her like she's some weird little thing, but a lot of little kids and a lot of people see me get out of the car and I'm goofy and I don't take myself seriously. "I like people to kind of find themselves in me. I want them to feel like when I'm going down the quarter-mile, they're kind of riding along with me. That's why I try to make a connection with people. They're like, 'How do you do that? How do you handle that?' I say, 'There's nothing super-powered about me.' " Speak for yourself, Elaine Larsen. Blaze will have her own take on that.

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On March 31, Bassem Youssef, a satirical writer with a TV program, turned himself in following a warrant for his arrest. Youssef ’s arrest warrant was issued following at least four legal complaints of unknown nature filed against him. His arrest follows violent protests in both Cairo and Alexandria on the same day.

As of April 1, Asunción has made no comment on accusations made by the United Nations Human Rights Council regarding the eviction of natives and farmers. The Human Rights Council also accused Asunción of sanctioning torture and murder on March 28. The abuses follow the coup which removed former President Fernado Lugo.

CHINA: Receives Peruvian President On April 3, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala began a weeklong visit to Beijing. Humala aims to attract Beijing’s interest for trade and diversification projects. Humala is also expected to sign several agreements, including technological and agricultural exchanges, before participating in a business forum.

PAKISTAN: Caretaker Government Preparing for Elections Summary: Pakistani caretaker government officials met to discuss the upcoming elections, with a particular emphasis on ensuring transparency and security in the polling process and the transfer of power. Development: On March 29, caretaker officials met with the temporary prime minister, retired Justice

Mir Hazar Khan Khoso, to discuss provincial security issues leading up to the election. Keeping order in Pakistan until the permanent government comes into power is currently one of the top priorities for interim officials. If the caretaker government is successful, the general elections on May 11 will mark the first time in Pakistan’s history that an elected National Assembly has completed it five year tenure and led to the election of a subsequent Assembly. On March 26, the US

State Department stated “we have no favorites among Pakistani politicians and we are looking forward to work with whoever is elected.” Secretary of State Kerry also recently canceled a trip to Islamabad in order to “fully respect…the on-going process.” Analysis: The biggest priority for the U.S. is likely creating a steady appearance of impartiality in Pakistan’s elections. As there is already a general perception of overbearing US influence on domes-

tic policy in Pakistan, the US State Department may also have to take additional steps to show the nation’s citizens that it will remain uninvolved in election proceedings. Furthermore, due to a number of anti-American and militant-leaning candidates running for office, it will be very important for the U.S. to firmly show its support for fair and transparent elections, regardless of the winner. [Derek Rousseau]

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IRAN: Approach of Elections Adds to Tensions Summary: Potential presidential candidate Hooshang Amirahmadi may support a bilateral relationship with the U.S., at a time when increasing tensions from both internal and external sources threaten an already delicate situation between Iran and the P5+1. Development: On April 1, the Iranian government confirmed that an already double-digit inflation rate in the country has risen again for the

sixth month in a row. There are concerns that the official rate may be an underestimate. This allows the government to avoid additional criticism of its current economic policies. In addition to the economic pressure, Iran is undergoing severe factional conflict, much of which is related to the upcoming presidential elections on June 14. Hooshang Amirahmadi, a Western-educated professor, has declared his candidacy for the position of president, and begun campaigning. Analysis: Regardless of Ayatollah Khamenei’s

intent with the ongoing nuclear program, Iran is facing growing tension, both internally and externally. The fact that the fragile situation between Iran and the West is being further threatened by the looming specter of presidential elections makes the coming months that much more critical. Amirahmadi has several ideas regarding reforms for the nation, which may be interpreted as pro-Western by the Ayatollah, who has the power to deny his candidacy. In particular, Amirahmadi wishes to see closer relations with the West, and has no interest

in nuclear weaponry. His election as president of Iran could be a step in the right direction toward re-establishing diplomatic ties with Iran. However, Amirahmadi’s candidacy is not at all certain. He previously announced his candidacy in the 2005 elections, but was blocked by the Guardian Council due to his dual citizenship with the U.S. It is possible that the Ayatollah will interpret his popularity and candidacy as another example of the West meddling in Iranian internal affairs. [Kyle Parent]

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largest trading partner in 2009. China has focused largely on connectivity between the African Nations with new rail systems. President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni said “in my eyes, all the major railways in Africa, notably the railway from Tanzania to Zambia, were built by China, and this reflects the specialty of China-Africa ties”. Liu Guijin, China’s former special envoy for African affairs, said that Africans had very little knowledge of China and that what

they did know was biased because of Western media. Liu added that the expansion of Chinese media in Africa, including the launch of China Daily’s African edition, is helping to change the situation. Analysis: China’s interest in Africa is likely not focused on aid and charity. It is more likely that China is trying to secure resources and trading partners for the future. China is replacing the U.S. as the main trading partner in the region. This hurts

the U.S. image and prestige. This could also lead to African nations turning to China in diplomatic and economic matters, including trade and fossil fuel agreements. The U.S. will likely try to improve relations with African nations to combat a growing Chinese sphere of influence. Given the groundwork China has already established, it is likely to be a more difficult task than previously believed. [Phil Hartman]

Korean Border Ground troops have been moving toward the North Korean border through several cities in North China’s Shenyang Military Region, including Chang Chang, Ji’an, Jilin, Dandong, and along the Yalu River. In addition, fighter aircraft have been active over these areas, while also supporting combined arms exercises in the West Sea off Korea’s west coast.

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EGYPT: Arrests Activist

PARAGUAY: Remains Silent

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This is a Global Intelligence Briefing prepared by the students of the Global Security and Intelligence Studies program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. The views expressed in this briefing are those of the students, not the university. For questions and comments, contact Dr. Phillip E. Jones, 928.777.6992 or the Eagle Eye Editing Board: Kyle Parent, [kyle.parent@eagleeyeintel.com] Cody Weibe, [cody.weibe@eagleeyeintel.com] Coleen Parker, [coleen.parker@eagleeyeintel.com] Joe Harris, [joe.harris@eagleeyeintel.com]


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Hawaii Club Dazzles Parents and Students seemed dancer David Ochoco flew four feet in the air at one point. The two ladies of the club performed a beautiful hula called Maunaleo, creating a mirrored effect to each other that impressed the audience. Together the dancers performed Henehene Kou Aka, a popular couples dance often performed during May Day celebrations at Hawaiian high schools. A blast from the past was when the boys danced the upbeat Menehene Beach Bum Boogie, saying they had once performed this very dance in kindergarten. The final performance was by far the most impressive. The sound of drums permeated the air as the Samoan Fire Knife dance began. Heat from their flaming machetes could be felt as they ran around the audience on their way to the stage. It was an impressive display of agility and courage when the dancers spun the fire knives. The most daring display was when one of the dancers stood on the other’s legs while still spinning the flames. There were some minor mishaps, but the Activity Center was left standing. The night ended with the entire ensemble, with the addition of the audience, singing a traditional closing song, Hawaii Aloha. The night was a huge success for the ERAU Hawaii Club and next year should be just as great, if not better, than this year. Mahalo to everyone who attended and helped out!

miCaela steWart Copy Editor

Alohas were exchanged at the door of the 17th annual EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University Hawaii Club Luau on Saturday, April 6. The Hawaii Club really outdid themselves this year. A beautiful hand painted mural drew attention to the stage where later the many dancers would perform. The menu was excellent and there were many performances by both the Hawaii Club and Halau Hula Napuaokalei’ilima, a school for hula and Hawaiian culture located in Cottonwood, Ariz. As always, the members of the Embry-Riddle Hawaii Club prepared a wonderful feast for over 300 attendees. Hawaiian dishes like Shoyu Chicken, Kalua Pork, and Chicken Long Rice were the main staple for the night. The meal was rounded out by four beautiful cakes that together depicted a sandy beach with palm trees. Club members, club Advisor Dr. Thomas Gally, and family members worked hard the few days before the event to prepare the food. Thanks to their efforts, there was plenty of food for everyone and plenty of leftovers as well for the dancers and club members to enjoy. After everyone was served, the main entertainment of the night began. Halau Hula Napuaokalei’ilima brought a large group of dancers showcasing dances from Maui, specifically dances that featured the beloved pink rose, the Lokelani. The group performed 10 dances to songs like Roselani Blossoms, Ka Loke, and I Ka La’i O Lahani. All the dancers did a wonderful job with a very diverse repertoire. The group consisted

of students from the school and did a wonderful job of presenting the dances and providing some background of the dances for those in the audience that didn’t speak Hawaiian. The Hawaii Club performed six dances and hakas. The Ka

Mate Haka was the introduction piece. A haka is a war dance and chant first performed by the Maori people of New Zealand. The dances are very popular in Hawaii. These dances were meant as an intimidation tactic in war. The boys of the Hawaiian

club, while not intimidating, had a powerful presence and started the luau on a strong note. They later performed another haka called the Tika Tonu Haka. The boys also performed the Pate Pate showing off some impressive jumping skills, as it

Jason Chong / Horizons Newspaper Top: Fire Knife dancers receive loud appaulse for their amazing fire stunts. Above: Fire Knife dancer Keegan Tanaka spins the flaming torch after lighting his torch by transfering the flame from one end to the other with his bare hand Left: Micaela Stewart and Julia Howlind captivate the audience with a beautiful hula.


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Annual Diversity Luncheon Focuses on Study Abroad David Krantz Sports Editor

The Women’s and Diversity Center was proud to host this year’s Diversity Luncheon located in the Lower Hangar on April 4. The luncheon started with a cuisine of exotic foods including an authentic chicken curry and rice, a pasta salad, hummus, and everyone’s favorite baklava. The lunch was very well prepared and set up. Everyone had a good time from the start. As everyone was finishing up their meal, Dr. Melanie Wilson recognized the current board for their efforts which included board chair Thomas Gally, former chair Suzie Roth, Melissa Parsons, Sara Bofferding, Jim Sheridan, Shawn Carter, and Sandra Saar. The new members of the board were also recognized. The new members are Arlo

Ashley Ramirez Copy Editor

On March 29, the SGA Easter Bunny paid a visit to the EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University Prescott campus. Students, along with members of the community, rounded up together outside of the Student Union and hunted for Easter eggs. Throughout the day, hundreds of eggs were placed around the Student Union, Davis Learning Center, Library, and the paths to Mingus Mountain Hall 3. The hidden eggs had candy, chocolate, and coins. The coins could be cashed in for prizes, which ranged from ERAU sunglasses to Beats headphones. Despite the tough chances for prizes, student Christopher Vanik wanted “to have a little fun after a long, rough day and a fun way to start the weekend.” Like Vanik, many students

Chan, Erica Diels, Geoffrey Jensen, Wahyu Lestari, student Lilith Matthews, Kelly O’Brien, Lauren Parsons, Tony Quach, and Jana Whittington. Dr. Frank Ayers was proud to present the opening address, sharing a little bit about his own experiences abroad through his military history. Diversity is a relevant topic for everyone and at one point or another everyone will feel some sort of discrimination in some form or another. The diversity committee has made a lot of progress at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the past year and the study abroad programs have played a large part in this. Dr. Gally was the first to share his abroad experiences starting with his first professional job as a professor at a university in Cairo. For Dr. Gally, watching one of his sons thrive in the forsee LUNCHEON page C4

Jake Suss / Horizons Newspaper Current members of the Campus Diversity Board Stand with Dr. Melanie Wilson including board chair Thomas Gally, Melissa Parsons, Sara Bofferding, Jim Sheridan, and Shawn Carter.

egg I see and hope for the best,” said Josh Hammes about his plan on finding a lucky egg. The hunt lasted for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, students started turning in their coins and got in line for food. “All I got was candy. I’m really sad and want to cry,” said Carsen Cooper. After SGA realized no one had cashed in the silver or golden egg, an announcement was made letting students know that there was still a chance to find the eggs. Students left their place in line and began their search again. Just five minutes later, SGA made another announcement; both eggs had been found. Junior Sumedh Talabathula Jake Suss / Horizons Newspaper Students line up outside of the student Union and wait for the Easter Egg Hunt to begin. noticed a reflection on top of a lamp and between some branches behind the Student Union, which wanted to have some fun, but was worth $400. Student An- Friend wanted to find the gold- ended up being the silver egg. “I there was also another com- thony Plummer‘s goal was “to en egg so he could take some- was taking a fluids quiz and wanted this day to get better. I started mon goal: to find the silver or get the $400 egg and the iPhone one on a nice date. golden egg. The silver egg was and sell it for $400 because that “Pushing and shoving. I don’t by the DLC and worked my way worth $200 and the golden egg would be $800,” while Sebastian know; I’m going to pick up every around the Student Union. I had

no luck but I decided to do another sweep. People usually look down so I decided to look up and I got lucky,” said Talabathula. The fortunate golden egg founder was freshman aeronautical engineer major Cheyne Taum. “I started off slow, aimlessly alone. I walked around by myself for a while and then when I didn’t see as many people I found it. I stuck my whole arm under a rock but couldn’t reach the back, so I went to the other side and the golden egg was there. I was very happy, “ said Taum. Talabahula planned on spending his prize money on a gift for his brother and Taum planned on putting his towards housing for next semester. Whether students found candy or the golden egg, it was a great way to end the school week and begin their weekend. “I found more eggs last year but I have some friends enthused about their prizes,” said Andrew Judd.

Slut Walk Raises Awareness Allison Cisneros Copy Editor

Students and staff of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott campus joined with students from Yavapai College, Prescott College, and the local community for the first Prescott SlutWalk. Lilith Matthews and Richard Huether put the event together after seeing photographs from other SlutWalks on the internet. About 50 people gathered for the event on Saturday, March 30 in the Chipotle Grill parking lot on Montezuma Street. The protesters started walking a little after 5:30 p.m. towards the courthouse.

A SlutWalk is a protest to raise awareness that victims of sexual assault and rape should never be blamed. The protest highlighted the issue that it doesn’t matter what someone is wearing; no one asks for rape, by definition. Huether’s protest sign stated this fact. The SlutWalks began in Toronto, Canada in 2011 when a police officer said it was the victim’s fault for being sexually assaulted. It has become an international movement to protest victim blaming and shock people into the idea of considering the root cause of rape. The SlutWalk is not advocating people to stop defending them-

selves. It advocates that people should stop blaming victims. It is simple to the SlutWalk organizers to believe victims should not be blamed for something done to them, but the Steubenville rape case provides shocking contrast. The march went from Chipotle Grill, around the Prescott City Courthouse, and finally gathered by the front steps. People driving by honked their support for SlutWalk. They were greeted with cheers and sign-waving. Others watched the protesters from the second floor balcony on Whiskey Row and yelled their support, as well. The SlutWalk protesters were peaceful and the see WALK page C4


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Held every year, Parents Weekend is the biggest opportunity for the parents of students to get a glimpse into everyday life at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus. It is a chance to see for themselves all of the great things the university has to offer. They also have a chance to meet the staff and faculty. Friday, April 5 was a very relaxed day for the parents who attended some classes and saw what an average day of school is like at Embry-Riddle. In the afternoon, parents could take a tour of any of the labs to see the different student projects. Among those included was the Air Traffic Control Lab, the Global Security Operations Center, the Jet Dragster shop, Robotics Lab, and a wind tunnel demonstration. The parents and their students could take a shuttle ride out to the observatory after a dinner of roast beef, potatoes, and vegetables. Through the three telescopes set up, Jupiter and four

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of its moons were visible. Guests could see a live feed of red filtered images of Orion’s nebula through the large telescope. Also out by the observatory, several of the physics students had set up experiments for the parents, including a glowing pickle. On Saturday, April 6 morning at 8:30 a.m., all parents were invited to a continental breakfast followed by an official welcome from Chancellor Dr. Frank Ayers. Dean of Students Larry Stephan led a discussion of student life at Embry-Riddle. Then, he introduced Cindy Smith, who is the Chairperson of the Parent Advisory Board. Smith focused on the importance of internships and scholarships and how parents can help by participating in regional events. Late in the morning, the deans of all three colleges hosted students from their college who have been on internships or had experience in the industry. Dr. Ron Madler led the engineering students who shared their experiences in industry involving structural and component design, fabrication, and ballistic testing. The students under Dr. Ar-

chie Dickey, Dean of Arts and Sciences, talked about new methods and procedures they developed through internships, as well as the importance of the networking opportunities. “There is a challenging point to every degree program, and internships help you overcome this challenge,” said Dr. Archie Dickey. The faculty represented fixed wing and rotary wing, as well as unmanned aerial systems. Dr. Gary Northam, Dean of The College of Aviation, talked about the opportunities Embry-Riddle offers to help its graduating pilots to succeed. In aviation, internships are key, even if it is unpaid. An internship could simply be seen as a three month long job interview. The student life departments and the Hawaii Club closed out the official events and presentations for the weekend. There was a BBQ lunch hosted outside of the Hunt Student Union. The rest of the afternoon was free for parents to tour any of the labs they might have missed on Friday. Overall, it was a very eventful weekend for the parents.

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Caters to Students with Changes zaChary BearD Managing Editor

Sodexo Dining Services, the sole provider of dining options for the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott Campus, has been catering to the needs and wishes of the students. Through effective survey campaigns, Sodexo has been able to make these changes at an efficient pace. Because of this, students can expect to be able to affect change in the dining options available to them, within reason. These changes have mostly been occurring in the Earhart’s Dining Hall on campus. The grilling section of the dining hall buffet now includes a build-your-own burger station, including hot toppings to choose from like grilled onions, or sautéed mushrooms. More pizza and pasta options have been added, including calzones and pizza pocket snacks on occasion. 360 Degrees Around, the main

made-to-order section of Earhart’s, now offers more options throughout the week. Studentsubmitted surveys helped this change occur after a few complaints were received about having stir fry exclusively available after breakfast hours at 360 Degrees Around. Some items to be served at this station include meals like chicken burrito bowls, chicken and beef fajitas, etc. Matt Heller, Global Security and Intelligence Studies student, remarked, “there is less stir fry now, it is nice. I like calzones too.” Another positive change to the menu in the dining hall is the rotating in and out of different kinds of breakfast cereals. This will help ensure students are not stuck with only sugary cereal options, but more healthy and wholesome cereals as well. Chris Wilke, Manager of Sodexo Dining Services, mentions, “we’re trying to mix up our menu to keep our options fresh for our students here”. While changes keep taking place, students can

expect to be able to have their opinion and wishes heard by the management and dining hall manager Jody Buckle. Buckle, an experienced member in the foodservice industry, has brought a new line of thought to the Sodexo Dining Services management team. Sodexo Dining Services has established a new student, faculty, and staff advisory board to oversee potential changes in the food options offered on campus. Made up of students like Maurice Kirsch and chaired by Dean of Students Larry Stephan, the ERAU Food Service Committee intends to assist in the outreach to students in order to more effectively understand their food service needs. A Facebook page is being started to help this outreach reach further into the realm of social media. The Food Service Committee meets once monthly. For more information regarding the committee, contact Sally Jackson in the new Dean of Students Office in Building 17, or Chris Wilke in the dining hall.

ERAU’s Creative Underground mitCh ra smUssen Senior Correspondent

Art was in the air on April 3 as students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s very own Creative Writing class, HU 355, stormed the stage of the Peregrine Book Store in Downtown Prescott for a rambunctious reading of their best work of the semester. The event was surprisingly successful. The HU 355 students selected one of their favorite pieces of creative writing to read aloud to the

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Continued from C2 community responded the same. Still, officers from the Prescott Police Department were placed along the SlutWalk route just in case there was trouble. Protesters shared their stories in the courthouse square of sexual assault, rape, and overcoming the trauma. Several people were moved to tears, but the emotions always returned to a feeling of solidarity. Several protesters thanked

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Continued from C2 eign environment was what really opened his eyes to more than just the U.S. Studying abroad gives people a new appreciation of other cultures and they make many friends along the way. Allison Cisneros was the next to speak about her study abroad in China. Her experience there can best be wrapped up as interesting, however that is the beauty of studying abroad. These experiences are according to Cisneros

Prescott community. The readings ranged from short, yet deep, Haiku, to well crafted and twisty short stories. All of the participating students presented wonderful examples of the “creative underground” that exists on the Prescott campus. The small, yet surprisingly packed, venue featured EmbryRiddle students, staff, and faculty along with members of the general Prescott community. While the turnout wasn’t especially large, it seemed to be the perfect sized audience for the occasion. Everyone had a wonderful time listening to the tremendous talent of the class.

The clapping was relentless. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will never again be associated with the bland and uncreative in the minds of those in attendance. At the close of the reading, the Peregrine Book Store staff invited the Embry-Riddle students to return, for both another headlining reading and for their future openmic nights. The readers were honored to have been invited. Overall, Embry-Riddle’s Creative Writing class did the university and community proud with a daring display of stereotype defying artistry.

Huether and Matthews for organizing the SlutWalk. It helped them share their stories surrounded by people who also held their views on victim blaming. At the end, there were hugs all around as the unified group split up to eat or go home. The protesters made new friends and contacts for community projects. Huether and Matthews were bolstered by the people, and the emotions that ran the SlutWalk. Huether and Matthews view the first Prescott SlutWalk as an enthusiastic success. It was the first time they planned such an

event. They used resources from the Women’s and Diversity Center at ERAU to organize and advertise. Facebook and posters helped spread the word to Yavapai College and Prescott College. It was a large event organized and driven by the students as a community involvement project. “SlutWalk is an excellent idea to spread awareness about rape culture and victim blaming. Through awareness you can hopefully change society’s view on rape. Even if we only change one person’s mind, it’s worth it,” said Huether.

“the good, the bad, the hilarious, and the fun,” but it is the experience that makes it all worthwhile. Luke Burden’s experience abroad was that of opportunity. If there is one thing Germany is famous for, other than its beer and sausage, it is engineering. For Burden, working with the engineers abroad was an experience that could never be had in the United States. The world has far more opportunities than what is offered in the U.S. alone. Dr. O’Brien’s foreign experience came from joining the Peace Corps. Dr. O’Brien was sent to live in Mauritania. For

her, this experience was “powerful.” Living in a poverty stricken nation that has only recently abolished slavery drastically changes one’s outlook on life. The things that you can learn about foreign cultures and the many friends you make through a study abroad will stick with you for the rest of your life. As of this upcoming semester, 65 Embry-Riddle students will be studying abroad as well as many more that attend Embry-Riddle through exchange programs. The Study Abroad program here has grown in recent years and it has never been easier to join.

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Ask anyone, and they will immediately recognize the AK-47. It is one of the single most identifiable weapons in the world today. The Romanian Draco-C, imported by Century Arms, is a pistol variant of that rifle, designed as a pistol, but still fires the standard 7.62 x39mm and accepts all AK double stack and drum magazines. The weapon I fired was a completely different monster. The weapon I fired is considered a SBR or Short Barreled Rifle, and is regulated by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE). In order to convert the AK pistol Draco-C to a SBR, you must first apply for a $200 tax stamp and wait for a background check. Once that background is completed, you can begin to modify the weapon. At least 10 parts must be American made, under the 992r requirement of the BATFE for any imported rifle to be legal to own. In this case, the trigger pack, pistol grip, foregrip, quad rail, and muzzle break were switched. Additionally, a rear stock and folding trunnion were added, making the pistol into a rifle. The last part of this process is adding your name and city/ state to the receiver of the rifle, because by modifying it you are essentially manufacturing a new rifle. The owner chose this route over simply adding a foregrip because of

the BATFE rules regarding All Other Weapons (AOW) which is what a pistol with a foregrip becomes. The AOW clause also requires a tax stamp, but is very restrictive on what can be done. With the SBR conversion, many modifications may be done to the rifle with no complaint from the BATFE. At a total length of only 28 inches with the stock extended (only 19 inches folded), the resultant rifle is incredibly small. When we took it out to shoot, I was surprised by its small size. It did not affect the ability to shoot the weapon. It had factory AK sights on it, but was very accurate considering the 11.5 inch barrel (without the muzzle break). I was able to effectively engage targets

6 inch in diameter at over 75 yards with the basic optics. The recoil was what I’ve come to expect from any AK, although the muzzle climb was significantly increased, necessitating the foregrip. The Draco was heavier than what I expected when I first picked it up, but once I started firing, I appreciated the weight, which helped keep the barrel down and kept the weapon on target. Overall, I loved this weapon. It’s a compact firearm with a lot of firepower easily at its disposal. On the other hand however, the costs associated with making the pistol into an SBR are impressive, and the background check is time consuming. As a result I’m giving the Draco-C AK SBR a 4 out of 5.

Dayton Burchfield / Horizons Newspaper Matt Laker tries out the Draco C.


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By Dayton Burchfield

I have always hated those little pop-up notifications that you get when you receive a message on Facebook, Gmail, or Gchat if you use Google Chrome. Even though it’s nice to know you got them, they tend to get in the way, especially with a small screen on a netbook or ultrabook. I was sure there was a solution to my problem, because I did not want to turn them off and miss things, but at the same time I hated them popping up on top of my notes (or video games/movies if I’m being honest) in class. That’s when I came across Blink(1). Blink(1) is the brainchild of the guys and gals at ThingM. It started out life as an idea, and then was successfully funded as a Kickstarter project, which ended on August 13. The concept is simple; it is three colored LED’s mounted to a board with a USB plug. This unit interfaces with free soft ware on the ThingM web page, allowing you to program scripts that will run to flash the light, as well as an interface for a file or a web based platform called If This Then That, or IFTTT for short. IFTTT is a web based trigger

system that can be programed to do any number of things. I currently have a trigger set up so that if a certain item is posted on Craigslist my Blink(1) will flash purple. If I receive a message on Gchat, the Blink(1) flashes red rapidly. IFTTT also allows me to do things such as get an e-mail whenever my package tracking is updated, or various other things. Blink(1) has become integral to my day after only a few weeks. I get alerts on my laptop that I have a new Gchat message, without the annoying popups. At $30, the Blink(1) isn’t cheap, but at the same time it definitely is a game changer for a small laptop. I also move it between my computers, letting it notify me if I get new texts by tying into the scripting for MightyText. Getting the device to work exactly how you want for certain things is difficult if you don’t know coding, but the downloadable graphical interface is very easy to use for those who are not interested in coding it themselves. Overall, I love my Blink(1) and would recommend it in a heartbeat. It can be picked up at [http:// shop.thingm.com/blink1/].

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Self-Defense Seminar How to React in a Life Threatening Situation BranDon leaDBeTTer Correspondent

Confrontational situations can develop at any given time in the places you least expect them. Someone can come up to you with their fists at the ready, a blade to your throat, or even a gun to your back. But what do you do in a situation like that? There are many martial arts groups and clubs on campus, but there is now one that specifically focuses on the situation of self-defense. Coming from Orlando, Fla., Kyle Sale was a gymnast and instructor at a local gym before he came to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He was interested in keeping his skills from his martial arts training, but also to continue teaching self-defense. He went

to the club fair his first semester two years ago, but there was not much there. There were clubs that taught karate or specialized in weapons, but nothing on self-defense. Taking the initiative, Sale started talking with people around campus. “It’s kind of funny,” he said, “people nod their heads when you invite them to a martial arts club, but the moment you invite them to a self-defense club, their eyes light up.” He’s right. If someone wanted to learn martial arts of any kind, their best place would be an actual dojo or gym instructor. Naming the club Challenge Yourself, he and several other students from different backgrounds started the group and never looked back. Teaching the ideas of power, strength, and selfcontrol, Sale and his associates

teach the art of defense. Self-defense is defined as the act of defending oneself when attacked. They stress that this class is not something you learn to hurt people, making it different from most martial arts schools. On March 28, the group gave an introductory presentation of what their club represents. They focused on several strategies that are easy and highly encouraged to understand in dangerous situations. The areas of interest were hand-to-hand, bladed weapons, and firearms. Sale and his friends wanted to make sure that people knew that these situations may look easy to handle in a controlled environment, but in the real thing, the victim needs to stay focused. The presenters went through three or four ways to disarm and inflict enough pain to render the

attacker not a threat. The goal of this club is not to just teach Embry-Riddle students how to defend themselves, but begin an outreach program into the Prescott community. With presentations and demonstrations lined up for high schools and even the YMCA this looks to be a great club. “The idea is to keep kids out of trouble,” William Stark, the group’s vice president said, “We workout and then technique as a group.” The club meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. There is no art in this club, it is self-defense and nothing more. These men and women, with extensive training in martial arts and military experiences, can help students, faculty, or even grandma and grandpa understand how to act and react in life threatening situations that are never foreseeable.

Churro Cheesecakes By Melea Rhodes

Ingredients 2 cans (8 oz. each) Crescent Dinner Rolls 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese 1 tsp. Vanilla 1 Egg 1 cup Sugar (divided) 2 tbsp. Ground Cinnamon Directions This delicious little recipe from [www.ohbiteit.com] definitely deserves a five star rating. They were light, fluff y, and very easy to make. This tasty dessert was well worth the time and effort. When I first saw churro cheesecake, I assumed it would be a difficult task to do. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. The first thing to do with this tasty dessert is to open one package of the crescent dinner rolls. The recipe calls for a 9x13” greased pan.

I ended up using a 9x9” and it worked out just fine. When you place the crescent rolls into the bottom make sure to press the creases together so the dough ‘seals’. Mix the two packages of softened cream cheese, vanilla, egg, and a 1/2 cup sugar with a hand beater. I didn’t have a mixer to use and ended up mixing it with a fork. This makes the cheesecake filling, so the texture of mine was not as smooth. I highly recommend the hand beater instead if possible, but if not, the taste is still there. When the cheesecake filling is smooth spread it onto the first layer of the crescent rolls, or bottom of this dessert. To make the top layer of the dessert, the second can of crescent rolls needs to be spread out on wax paper. Spread it as the same size as the pan being used and make sure it ‘seals’.

Remove it from the wax paper and put over the layer of cheesecake filling. Bake it for 30-35 minutes until golden brown. While it is baking put the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar in a bowl and mix it with the cinnamon. When it is done baking, sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon mixture evenly on the top. This finishes the dessert. Let cool and then cut and enjoy. I had no complaints about this scrumptious dessert. It was sweet, fresh, and a differ-

ent spin on a cheesecake. The cinnamon with the cheesecake and fluff y crescents really gave this bold flavor its kick. For a college student, the price isn’t very expensive either. It only took about 10 minutes of prep time and then the 30 minutes to bake so time isn’t too much of a concern. It wasn’t too messy either. I would recommend this dessert to anybody. It would be great for a party as I cut mine into four pieces of four rows to make sixteen pieces.

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EVERY PLACE YOU ARE.

WORLDWIDE.

You don’t have to be on campus to take classes this summer. With Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, you can take classes from home – or wherever you are! With Embry-Riddle Worldwide, you may be at home, but you’ll never be on your own. Faculty members assigned to Web-based classes are as accessible and supportive as they are in the classroom, and online learners develop a strong sense of community and camaraderie through online support groups, email discussion forums, online help desk and an academic support system. Prescott Campus students who would like to take online summer courses must follow these procedures: • Students who do enroll in any Prescott summer course may take Worldwide online course(s) that Prescott is not offering during summer 2013. • Have your program coordinator sign your registration form. Take the signed form to the Records and Registration office and ask for Preama Minix. • If students are enrolled in internships or cooperative education courses, they may petition their department chair to take an online course. • Register for Embry-Riddle Worldwide online courses at the Prescott Office of Records and Registration (928-777-3808). Registrations for the May 2013 (May 31) term will be accepted now through May 24 and for the June 2013 (June 15) from now until June 12. • Self-enroll in ORNT 001 before online classes begin, to get familiar with the online format (Optional). Other information: • The Worldwide online May 2013 term runs from May 31 through August 1 and the June 2013 term runs from June 15 through August 16. • Previously failed courses may not be repeated via Worldwide online courses. • Tuition is $608 per credit hour. Books and incidentals are not included in tuition. This special summer online tuition rate is offered exclusively via Embry-Riddle Worldwide for the May and June 2013 terms only.

For more information about Worldwide online registration dates and schedules, please call Preama Minix at 928-777-3808.

ERAU – WORLDWIDE ONLINE UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER 2013 SCHEDULE *

Courses are available for the May 2013 (May 31 - August 1) and June 2013 (June 15 - August 16) summer terms. COURSE # COURSE TITLE AMNT 240 General Aeronautics & Applications AMNT 270 Airframe Structures & Applications AMNT 271 Airframe Systems & Applications AMNT 280 Powerplant Theory & Applications AMNT 281 Aircraft Propulsion Systems & Applications ASCI 202 Introduction to Aeronautical Science ASCI 315 Unmanned Aerial Systems and Operations ASCI 316 Operational Business Aspects of Umanned Aircraft Systems ASCI 401 Airport Development and Operations ASCI 404 Applications in Aviation/Aerospace Law ASCI 412 Corporate & Business Aviation ASCI 419 Aviation Maintenance Management BSAB 311 Marketing BSAB 312 Managerial Accounting BSAB 314 Human Resource Management BSAB 317 Organizational Behavior BSAB 325 Social Responsibility & Ethics in Management BSAB 332 Corporate Finance I BSAB 335 International Business BSAB 371 Leadership BSAB 390 Business Law BSAB 420 Management of Production & Operations BSAB 436 Strategic Management ECON 210 Microeconomics ECON 315 Managerial Economics ECON 420 Economics of Air Transportation ENGL 106 Introduction to Composition ENGL 143 Studies in Rhetorical Theory GOVT 325 International Studies GOVT 331 Current Issues in America GOVT 340 U.S. Foreign Policy GOVT 363 Inter-American Relations GOVT 402 Globalization and World Politics HIST 130 History of Aviation in America HUMN 142 Studies in Literature HUMN 210 World Culture HUMN 300 World Literature HUMN 330 Values and Ethics HUMN 400 Science and Aviation/Aerospace Technology in Scoiety MATH 106 Basic Algebra & Trigonometry MATH 140 College Algebra MATH 142 Trigonometry MATH 211 Statistics with Aviation Applications MATH 320 Decision Mathematics MGMT 203 Management for Aeronautical Science MGMT 308 Public Administration MGMT 311 Marketing MGMT 312 Managerial Accounting MGMT 314 Human Resource Management MGMT 317 Organizational Behavior MGMT 321 Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods MGMT 322 Aviation Insurance MGMT 324 Aviation Labor Relations MGMT 325 Social Responsibility & Ethics in Management MGMT 331 Transportation Principles MGMT 332 Corporate Finance I MGMT 335 International Business MGMT 371 Leadership MGMT 390 Business Law MGMT 391 Introduction to Project Management MGMT 392 Database Management

COURSE # COURSE TITLE MGMT 393 Computer Networks MGMT 394 Information Security Management MGMT 395 Programming Concepts MGMT 405 General Aviation Marketing MGMT 408 Airport Management MGMT 410 Management of Air Cargo MGMT 411 Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace MGMT 412 Airport Planning and Design MGMT 415 Airline Management MGMT 418 Airport Administration and Finance MGMT 419 Aviation Maintenance Management MGMT 420 Management of Production & Operations MGMT 422 Life Cycle Analysis for Systems & Programs in Aviation/Aerospace MGMT 424 Project Management in Aviation Operations MGMT 425 Trends and Current Problems in Air Transportation MGMT 436 Strategic Management MGMT 440 Advanced Professional Logistics MGMT 444 Principles of Supply Chain Management MGMT 449 Strategic Marketing Management MGMT 450 Airline/Airport Marketing MGMT 461 Global Project Management MGMT 462 Project Management Concepts MGMT 492 Information Systems Project Management PHYS 102 Explorations in Physics PHYS 301 Astronomy PSYC 220 Introduction to Psychology PSYC 320 Aviation Psychology PSYC 350 Social Psychology SCTY 312 Global Crime & Criminal Justice Systems SCTY 315 Studies in Intelligence I SCTY 385 Intelligence Collection and Analysis SCTY 400 Airport Security SCTY 415 Studies in Intelligence II SCTY 485 Corporate Security SCTY 488 National Security Issues & Terrorism SFTY 311 Fundamentals of Occupational Safety & Health SFTY 315 Environmental Compliance & Safety SFTY 320 Human Factors in Aviation Safety SFTY 321 Ergonomics SFTY 335 Mechanical & Structural Factors in Aviation Safety SFTY 341 Occupational Safety & Health Program Management SFTY 345 Aviation Safety Program Management SFTY 355 Industrial Hygiene & Toxicology SFTY 360 Construction Safety SFTY 365 Fire Protection SFTY 409 Aviation Safety SFTY 410 Design of Engineering Hazard Controls SFTY 420 Systems Design for Fire and Life Safety SFTY 435 Aircraft Crash Survival Analysis & Design SFTY 440 System Safety Management SFTY 450 Loss Control & Insurance SFTY 462 Health, Safety, and Aviation Law SFTY 470 Advanced Occupational Safety & Health Technology SOCI 210 Introduction to Sociology SOCI 300 Marriage and Family SOCI 310 Personality Development * This schedule is subject to change.


FINALL

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

APPROACH A

So There is This Hamster...

I was recently discussing the feasibility and cost of different engineering projects with some colleagues, such as suborbital rockets and the like. We came to a point where I asked my friends what it would cost to create a suborbital launch system, for 10 pounds of payload, in six months. They immediately answered that would be at the very least greater than 10 million dollars to perform this task. Immediately an argument broke out about the cost of such a system, because our estimates were factors of 10 apart. Well, we could have researched what current launch systems cost to disprove each

other, but we decided to create a thought experiment instead. It goes like this: What would it cost to, as cheaply as possible, send a hamster to the bottom of the Marianas Trench and bring him back alive? My friend said $100,000 to create such a submarine. I said, at most, $10,000. The reason we went in the opposite direction from where the conversation started was because this questioned exemplified any number of different engineering concepts that most people have some knowledge of. There is pressure from the water. The hamster may need life support systems. Are we including the rental of a boat? What about labor costs? This question is very open ended. People will answer in any number of ways. But that is what makes it interesting. People answer in so many ways, and have different reasoning for their estimate. By how a person answers this question one can see how they think and perceive the world. Do they have a broad outlook on the project? Are they detailed oriented? Do they just like to get stuff done? Are they an optimist or a

pessimist? Do they just think this is dumb? Do they accept the challenge? Do they have hands-on experience? Are they going to run any of your projects over budget? This question is definitely has a factual answer. None of us have bothered to do the math to find out what it is. But, with this question, it is not the answer that counts but how one tried to create the solution. If I ever interview someone for a job, the first thing I ask them will be this question. As silly as the presentation is, this question can give you a full personality profile on a person just by how they attempt to an-

swer it. The fact is that it is also a decently in-depth engineering problem that would make it a fun assignment for students in classes like EGR 101. Engineers are only good if they can approach the ludicrous, ridiculous, or impossible and find a way to make it practical. At the end of the discussion with my friend, we still both stubbornly clung to our initial estimates. I am not going to share our design ideas because that would affect your answer. It’s great to see the look on a friends’ faces when they hear this question. Go have some fun with it.

Q: What was this SlutWalk thing? A: The March Against Sexual Violence/March Against Victim Blaming was also known as the SlutWalk. This name comes from an international program which originated in Toronto, Ontario. They have occurred throughout the U.S. and in South America, Australia, India, Europe, and the Middle East. One activist, Jessica Valenti, says, “in just a few months, SlutWalks have become the most successful feminist action of the past 20 years.” Q: What was the point? A: The point was to object to

victim-blaming and point out that no one deserves to be assaulted, no matter what they are wearing, or doing, or where they are, or who they are with, and so on. The word “slut” was used to call attention to the negative language, almost exclusively directed at women, which illustrates a huge double standard regarding sexuality in our culture. Q: What have been high points of the year? A: It’s been a pretty good year for women and diversity on campus. There was a successful production of the Vagina Monologues, three out-

standing guest speakers, and a multitude of other programs. We supported the appearance by the Tuskegee Airmen. We’re helping bring a woman helicopter pilot to campus in April, as well as sponsoring the Pocket Change Art Show and the Jessie Hill Memorial Organ Donor Drive. The University is on track to admit a higher percentage of women for next year. The Diversity Luncheon celebrated the Diversity Advisory Board and the Study Abroad initiative. Women faculty dominated the recent awards. We expect sever-

al students working with Area 51, the Women’s and Diversity Center, will get student leadership awards. The campus is working to improve the climate for women, which will in turn improve the climate for all students. We even identified the gender-neutral bathrooms on campus! Q: Hard acts to follow. What’s up for next year? A: A Fall Air Show and Celebration of Women Performers at OctoberWest!! Women in Aviation will also hold a regional conference in conjunction with the Airshow. We will also produce programs

GABE BENTZ Correspondent

Section D

HORIZONS

Take a Break for Security With spring break behind us and summer break just around the corner, now is a great time to think about what you are doing to secure your data and devices. Are you vigilant about creating unique passwords and not sharing them or writing them down? Do you have passcodes on your mobile devices? Are you cognizant about what you post online and why? If you answered yes to these questions, chances are, you have taken part in our “Get with IT” campaign. Throughout out the 2012-2013 school year, the Information Technology department has worked hard to bring you updated information on data security threats, and what you can do to protect yourself from them. We have written articles on topics including phishing scams, copyright infringement, social engineering, mobile device security, cyberbullying, and more. We would like to thank Horizons and its commitment to sharing this information with our campus community throughout the year. Complete

copies of our articles can be found in their entirety at: ERNIE > Information Technology>Security > Security News. We have also partnered with industry leaders such as the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Anti-Phishing Working Group to bring you informational handouts and colorful posters that are downloadable and available for use through ERNIE. The most popular documents that our students, faculty, and staff members have remarked about are the tip sheets, which cover topics like how to keep a clean machine, how to protect personal information, and how to be a good online citizen. To access these documents, go to ERNIE > Information Technology > Security > Get with IT. Don’t forget that there’s more. You can access a myriad of information relating to data security and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s best practices online. Just go to: ERNIE>Information Technology>Security. Don’t forget to click on and download your free antivirus software for home use in the Viruses/Malware section of our site.

on finding and effectively applying for scholarships. Some students who frequent Area 51 have discussed producing some programming about/for LGBTQ students on campus. If you and your group/friends want to put on an event, Area 51 is the place. That’s how we got the Monologues, the SlutWalk, the Art Show, Just Eat Bugs, Escaping Violent Encounters, the Organ Donor Drive, the Birth Control program, and more. Students have the best ideas! Q: How would you sum up the year? A: I think watching the tremendously courageous stu-

dents (with some staff and faculty) marching through downtown Prescott and speaking out about their horrific experiences with sexual assault demonstrated what our students are made of. It’s difficult for the entire community to face some of the issues that have come up, and by and large the community has responded with wisdom and compassion. Exposure to difference, diversity, and new ideas can be challenging and uncomfortable. It’s the task of Area 51 to bring the world to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Join us!!

BARBARA CHEARNEY Special to Horizons

National Library Week: An April Literary Feast PATRICIA WATKINS Special to Horizons

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a “national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time for celebrating the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.” Caroline Kennedy [www.afamilyofpoems.com] is this year’s National Library Week Chair.

The Hazy Librar y and Learning Center is celebrating National Library Week with its first ever photo competition - HOW HAZY ROCKS! We invite all students to submit a photo showing you interacting in the Hazy Library – studying, reading, presenting, or anything! The possibilities are endless! Submit your photo to either [prlib@ erau.edu] or find and like us on the Hazy Learning Facebook page and post your photo there. Winners of the con-

test (first, second, third place, plus Participatory Mention) will be celebrated at a reception in the Library Scholar’s Café April 19 at noon. For more information, check out the flyers in the Library and posted around campus. Other library-related events are also noted during National Library Week (April 14-20): National Library Workers Day (April 16), National Bookmobile Day (April 17 ) and Support Teen Literature Day (April 18). (Source: [www.ALA.org])

Besides the poets among us at ERAU, how many know that April is also National Poetry Month? The very first National Poetry Month, held in 1996, was first inaugurated by the Academy of National Poets. National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations par-

ticipate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events. At the Academy of National Poets webpage [http:// www.poets.org], you will find 30 Ways to Celebrate, among them: Memorize a Poem, Put Poetry in an Unexpected Place, Organize a Poetry Reading, Recite a Poem to Family and Friends, Attend a Poetry Reading, Buy a Book of Poems for Your Library, and many more. In honor of National Poetry Month, students in Dr. Ei-

leen Landis-Groom’s HU 355 class presented original works of poetry and creative writing at the Peregrine Book Company store in downtown Prescott on Wednesday, April 4. While in the Hazy Library, look for the black column towards the front of the library – here you’ll find Magnetic Poetry words to create your own poetry – or a stanza – with the words you find there. In April, it’s all about National Library Week and National Poetry Month – reason to celebrate!


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Calligraphy: Tips for Checkrides Success Atlantis of the Arts ERIC MAYNARD Correspondent

Ever try to decipher a friend’s notes because you missed a day of class? Often do I see poor handwriting skills. The styles among the pool of people are almost impossible to read. I spend my time guessing letters and words to interpret the text so I can understand what the work means and use it for notes. Penmanship is not taken as seriously as it once was. Today, people have personal computers to do all their writing work on. One never has to write a single word with ink and paper ever again, but that is just theoretical. I foresee this being the reality of the next generation of kids and students. Looking back two to three decades, handwriting was an enormous part of daily work. Schools did not have as many computers as they do today therefore handwriting was essential. One of the major changes in education that bothers me is that cursive is no longer taught in school to children. While developing in school and enhancing my education I used cursive all the time, I still use it today. It is a fast and efficient writing style. On a side note, I question why cur-

sive is not taught anymore when the most important section on an SAT requires the tester to copy a statement in cursive. Back to the main topic, why I metaphorically stated calligraphy as Atlantis of the Arts. Cursive is the most basic form of calligraphy, which both follow the principle of conjoined letters for an entire word before the pen is lifted from the paper to cross the “t” and dot the “i” or move to the next word. Calligraphy adds more depth to the cursive style. It adds accent marks to the edge of lettering to give the work a more professional artisan appearance. Since calligraphy work can be done on a computer today with little to no skill required, I see it as a lost art where people do not actually write in calligraphy. The most famous place on Earth to still employ a professional calligraphist to handwrite hundreds of invitations for special occasions is the White House. Though there is some hope left for calligraphy, it is slowly fading away and I fear that one day the skill will disappear much like shorthand in the late 80s and early 90s. I think cursive should still be taught to students in order to keep that skill and art alive. There will always be one person who takes the interest to the next step and makes calligraphy a career.

JOSH DONALDSON Special to Horizons

Many of you have done at least one checkride during your time here at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and we are quickly approaching the end of the academic semester in which most students are preparing for a check ride. I’m sure if you compare notes with each other there’d be one thing everyone would agree on. Checkrides are stressful! It requires a pilot to put everything he or she has learned on the line with only one chance to get it right. Here in Flight Standards, we know that checkrides cause stress, which in turn can cause mistakes; therefore we’d like to offer up some hints and tips about passing checkrides in the hope that next time we see you it’s a less stressful and a more positive experience. Preparation: You hear about it from your instructors, other pilots, and your parents. In Flight Standards we’re no different; preparation is the key to passing a checkride. More specifically, preparation in the following areas: • Course Standards: Take some time during your course, and before your checkride, to read what is required of you by the course standards. Read the introduction as well, it lists additional knowledge require-

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ments you are responsible for, and those responsibilities you can expect from your check instructor. All of the required knowledge is outlined in these standards so it’s a good idea to be familiar with them prior to the checkride. The course standards can be found in the Flight Course Text Packages, under ERAU Publications, on the flight website at [http:// flight.pr.erau.edu/]. • Flight Planning (if required): A flight plan that is completed long before the start of the checkride is usually the one that passes. Upon submitting your stage check request card (SCRC), complete your flight plan as soon as possible. Plan for several hours and take your time to complete a thorough flight plan. Use a copy of the SCRC as a checklist to verify all the appropriate weather products and NOTAMs have been printed and take an additional copy of that weather home with you to study. Verify that your charts are current and present before starting your flight plan. Charts must be current on the day the flight plan was completed, though not required to be current during the oral portion of the checkride. However, a flight plan with updated weather and current charts is required for the flight

portion of the checkride. Stress Management: While stress is an ever present factor during checkrides, taking steps to manage stress will likely increase the chance of positive results. Some ways to manage stress before and during a checkride are: • Rest: The most often heard comment during checkrides is that the student didn’t sleep well the night prior. The day before a checkride, try and get some exercise to maximize sleep. There are a myriad of factors, including pre-checkride anxiety and duty day start times that influence rest prior to a checkride. The latest you will see your checkride post on the schedule is 3 PM the day prior, however, the activity may pre-post several days in advance. Use the knowledge of the checkride to plan out your days to minimize stress. Beware that during periods of low checkride wait times, you may be scheduled for your checkride on the very first day of your availability. • Ti m e M a n a g e m e n t : When submitting your checkride availability, include time on either side of classes to travel to the flight line, get some lunch, etc. Rushing and worrying if you’ll make it to a checkride on time is not a good way to start an already stressful situation. If

you have any concerns regarding your checkride availability, call or visit the Flight Line Scheduling Department (ext. 4302) at least two business days in advance to submit changes. The tips listed above are general suggestions to improve your performance on a checkride. The best overall way to be successful on checkrides is to be well prepared, well in advance. This also includes planning to submit for your checkride well ahead of your planned ‘last day’ here before any upcoming summer plans. Keep in mind, as we approach the end of the semester more and more students will also be submitted for a check ride, which can require several days for Flight Standards to process. Do not rely on the urgency of an airline ticket or a commissioning date to guarantee a check ride to be successfully completed. Plan your training out carefully and with realistic completion dates. Such planning and preparation reduces stress and adds a level of confidence to what is a significant event in your flight training experience, and one you will repeat many times in your flying career. At any time you may have questions about a checkride, feel free to ask a member of the Flight Standards Team or myself at [donal778@erau. edu] or ext. 4334.


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Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions can endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety, but because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction. A recent study in March by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed young American drivers are more likely to use their phones while driving, and students agree it is a common and dangerous problem. According to this report, 69

percent of American drivers had talked on their cell phones while driving in the last 30 days. It also found 31 percent of drivers admitted to reading, or sending text messages or emails while driving, with the most common texting offenders were between 18 and 24 years of age. Did you know…? •1,600,000 accidents per year have been blamed on texting (National Safety Council). •330,000 injuries per year have been caused by texting while driving (Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Study). •11 young adult deaths every day have been blamed on texting while driving (Institute for Highway Safety Fatality Facts).

•For drivers under the age of 21 involved in fatal crashes, 19 percent of those distracted were distracted by the use of cellphones. •A driver who’s texting is 23 times more likely to be involved in a collision than nontexting drivers. (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration). •Just the act of dialing a cell phone increases crash risk by three times. •Sending and receiving a text takes a driver’s eye from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent at 55 mph of driving the length of an entire football field, blind. •Texting while driving slows your brake reaction speed by 18 percent. •Driving while using

a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37 percent. •Headset cellphone use is not substantially safer than hand-held use. Tips to Stop… •Out of Sight, Out of Mind. When you are in the car, put your phone where you can’t get it. A place where you won’t even be tempted to look for it. •No phone = No texting. •Silence is Golden. Turn those notifications off. The less you hear your phone, the less tempted you will be to respond while you are driving. •Designate a Texter. Borrow thumbs from a friend or lend yours to a friend. Passengers get the privilege of texting while in motion.

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