HSU tennis beats OBU in a match last Friday. The team won 8-1 after an HSU player was injured.
MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY
VOLUME 107, ISSUE 26
Painting a better tomorrow
Students give their time to help the people of Arkadelphia Zachary Burnett Staff Writer Being a Reddie means having spirit— not just spirit for your university but spirit for life. It means having a purpose or goal that is strived for. Helping the community is one way to show spirit. Reddie to Serve is the way in which Henderson gives back to the community in which it was founded. Henderson’s Reddie to Serve Day was held Saturday in Arkadelphia to assist members of the surrounding community by providing helping hands with the tasks they needed. Students arrived at 7:15 a.m. to begin signing up for the day’s activities. However, it was not just the students who showed up. Faculty and staff alike came out to take part in the event. One noted participant was Henderson president, Glen Jones, who arrived in the early hours to support the community and university. Jones, accompanied by his family and assistant professor of communication Paul Glover, went to the residence of stayat-home mom Kia Harris. Harris, whose son has cerebral palsy, stays with him to take care of his needs. “I don’t have a lot of free time,” Harris said. “Having them help really helps me out.” When President Jones showed up to her home, Harris took notice. “I never would have expected to see the president helping out,” she said. “It’s such a wonderful thing.” Harris was not the only one who appreciated the help of the students. Hu-
mane society volunteer, Gwen Diemer, was grateful to have the students working for the establishment. “They’ve been coming for several years,” Diemer said. “It’s always helpful.” The Humane Society of Clark County is located in downtown Arkadelphia and is always looking for volunteers to help with the work that needs to be done. For many of the years that the shelter has been open, overcrowding has been an all too common issue. With so many animals and so very few individuals able to work, it’s a struggle. “We’re always looking for volunteers,” Diemer said. “Anything to do with animals helps.” Those helping the humane society were the students of sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha. Some of the activities included walking the various dogs, cleaning the cages in which the cats were staying, feeding and watering the animals, and so on. Many students enjoyed the work that they did while serving their community. One such student was junior psychology major Logan Elmore. Elmore was assigned to rake leaves for a local woman. “It was nice getting to help the community,” she said. Elmore, who is a member of Psi Chi, the international honors society for the psychology department, was assigned as a team leader for her group’s project. Team leaders organized their groups’ activities for the day. “This is my second year doing Reddie to Serve, but it’s my first year as a team leader,” she said. “It’s been a very awesome experience.” This year’s Reddie to Serve day supported over 70 projects ranging from raking leaves to painting the exterior of a
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HOW MAY WE HELP YOU? Several students helped one of the churches in the Arkadelphia community this past Saturday by painting the exterior of the building for the spring Reddie to Serve Day. All together, there were over 70 different groups that went to different projects spread throughout the town of Arkadelphia. Some students helped with raking and caring for the many animals located at the Humane Society. Reddie to Serve Day is a biannual event at Henderson that gets the university involved with the different members of Arkadelphia and also unifies the students for a good cause. religious institution. Students continued tradition, came out and showed their spirits not only to each other, but to the entire Arkadelphia community. By helping members of the commu-
nity, regardless of their story, the students of Henderson State proved yet again, as they do every semester, that we are not just a school with spirit, we are the school with a heart.
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Admissions team wins Iron Chef Ashley Smith Staff Writer Mmmm, chocolate—a smell loved and adored by many. But, wait. Is that chili pepper wafting through the air, mingling with that tantalizing smell of the chocolate? During the annual Henderson Iron Chef Competition, contestants had to create an entree and appetizer involving an unlimkited amount of the two very contrasting tastes. The competition is an annual cooking contest for the students and staff of Henderson. It took place last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the new cafeteria, with different teams. The competition kicked off with representatives from several of the residence halls including Newberry and Sturgis. Staff from Henderson also had some teams participating in the competition. Each of the contestants had to prepare an appetizer and an entree using two top secret ingredients: chili pepper and chocolate. No previous menus could be created because the secret ingredients to be used were not announced to the teams until just before the competition was set to begin. Then, as soon as the announcer said “Go!” the contestants scrambled to create their dishes in the limited time allowed. “It was ‘here’s what food you have to cook with’,” Abie Petty, senior psychology major and representative from Sturgis during the competition, said. “You
didn’t know what to cook before that.” Zachary Noga, junior mass media major, hosted Iron Chef, and on crutches no less. Noga narrated the competition and commented on the several events that were happening all at once. The contest even had seasoning tastes in which members of the audience tasted certain spices and herbs and had to guess what they were. A correct guess resulted in an Iron Chef shirt. Teams were judged on originality, taste, creativity, presentation and use of secret ingredient. Sturgis proved themselves Monday, beating the team from Newberry and the staff team. On the second day of competition, the International House, or IHOP, team won along with the A-Team from the admissions department. Sturgis, the ATeam and IHOP all went to the championship round on Wednesday. The secret ingredients for the championship round were pineapples and almonds. For the appetizer round, the teams could not use meat. During the entree round, salmon was the chosen meat. The A-Team, which consisted of Ashlee Dixon, Michelle Bailey and Courtney Gee, won the Iron Chef competition. All three from that team are admissions counselors in University Relations and Admissions on campus. “I think we won because of one reason,” Gee said. “We always look like we have no idea what we were doing and then we pulled it off. We couldn’t have won without teamwork either.”
Of course, the dish they prepared at the championship round also had something to do with it. “The best part about their dish was the use of almonds, pineapples, and the fried salmon. They threw in brown rice and asparagus.” Allan Ford, assistant director of Residence Life and judge at the competition. Having experience in judging the food competition before, Ford knew how to pick the perfect dish. “I was a guest judge last year,” he said. The effort of putting the competition together goes largely to Chris Espinoza-Madrid, a graduate assistant in business administration.
“It was a way to bring students and faculty together around food,” he said when asked what made him want to help put it together. “Food leads to communication between people, and it brings out the best cooks in the residence halls.” Judges of the competition included Pae Cannon, Allan Ford, Dr. Matthew Gross and Sharon Jones. “The free food definitely made me want to be a judge,” Ford commented. The prize was $600 in cash. “The cash prize made me want to enter,” Gee answered when asked why she decided to compete. Other contestants, such as Petty, agreed that this was the reason for their entrance in the competition as well.
‘12 Angry Men’ debuts
*Photo by Jeff Gilmore
SEQUESTERED The cast of ‘Twelve Angry Men,” isn’t what you’d expect. The 12 men are played by men and women. The story shows what jurors must go through to judge a boy accused of killing his father.
Students win big at competitive art show Dax Guilliams Staff Writer Many of Henderson’s talented art students displayed their best works on Wednesday in the gallery of the Russell Fine Arts Center. As part of the 17th annual Student Competitive Exhibition, the attendees voted on the artwork, and prizes were given out to the winners. “You can see all the effort the students put into their art pieces,” Jordan Williams, freshman graphic design major, said. The exhibition had such a large crowd attending that one had to be careful maintaining his space or run the risk of accidentally hitting a nearby art piece. From paintings to photographs to wood sculptures, the pieces that decorated the gallery included so many art forms that it would have been difficult to find one that was not included. At first glance, Richard Lacefield’s work, “Freedom,” looked like graffiti sprayed on a brick wall, but it was actually a piece of digital artwork printed on bricks. “Freedom” was one of the pieces that won an award. Fifty-two students entered 99 pieces into the competition. Of those 99 pieces, 51 were chosen for display. After being open for thirty minutes, the votes were tallied, and the winners were decided. The first award presented was the Provost’s Purchase award, which went to Sherry O’Rorke for her piece, “Delilah Blue.” This piece was made with Cyanotype and Van Dyke prints on handmade paper. The art piece features floral prints of white and blue flowers around the image of a woman. After the Provost’s Purchase award came the faculty awards. These awards were given to Pachoua Vue for “Identity” and Kayelyn Foote for “Scratched Surface.”
“Identity” is an oil painting of a distraught looking person holding a cage. At first, “Scratched Surface” seems hard to identify just what is happening on the canvas. Two $50 rewards went to Shane Light for his piece, “Atlas,” and Jarah Jacks for her piece, “Self-Portrait.” Unlike the paintings and digital artworks featured in the gallery, “Atlas” is a figure of a man holding up a large object, similar to the tale of Atlas, the man who holds the earth upon his shoulders. While titled “Self-Portrait,” Jacks’ piece is more than just any other selfportrait due to the inclusion of peaceful scenery surrounding the woman on the canvas. Second runner up went to Houston Fryer for “Trouble in Little Indigo,” and runner up went to Lacefield for “Freedom.” Homage to the film, “Big Trouble in Little China,” the imagery in “Trouble in Little Indigo” is so similar to that of the film. At first glance, “Freedom” appears as if it is detailed graffiti of a swimmer made with nothing more than blue spray paint, but in truth, it is a digital image placed upon stoneware. The final award presented was the “Best in Show” award. The award went to Hassana Tadi for “Color Study C.” Made with acrylic on digital print, “Color Study C” is a portrait made with a wide array of bright colors. It would be difficult to find a color that was not used in the piece. Even after the awards were given, many patrons continued to observe and discuss the artwork among one another. Several art students not only gave praise to the pieces but also on the exhibition itself. “This was really well put together,” Kayla Allen, freshman graphic design major, said. “I’ll definitely attend another art exhibition.”
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Double header with OBU as split as Ravine Tyler Lennon Staff writer
The Lady Reddies split a double header with Ouachita Baptist on Tuesday April 8, winning the first game 4-0 and losing the second 4-2. Henderson got off to a hot start with an Amber Klug solo homerun in the top of the first to take a quick lead. After the Klug homerun, OBU was able to retire ten straight Lady Reddies. Morgan South led off the top of the fifth with a single up the middle. A groundout to the pitcher would move her to second, and a fly out to center would move her to third. With two outs and a runner on third, Amy Halter was unable to bring the run home, and the score stayed 1-0. After a close bottom of the fifth in which OBU stranded two runners, Alicia Zack singled to start off the inning. Tricia Hock followed up with a single down the right field line to move Zack to third. Klug singled to bring in Zack, and an Ashlyn White groundout scored Hock extending the Lady Reddie lead to 3-0. The Lady Reddies were able to bring in one more run on an error by the catcher taking a 4-0 lead going into the bottom of the sixth. OBU was able to get one runner on
*Photo by Jeff GIlmore
SPLITTING TWO Lady Reddie Cagen Medlcok pitches in the double header weekend against Ouachita Baptist University. base with a walk in the bottom of the sixth but was followed with back-to-back pop ups leaving a runner on first. The Lady Reddies went three up, three down in the top of the seventh and so would OBU in the bottom of the seventh, and the Lady Reddies went into the break with a win. Cagen Medlock got the
win for Henderson going the full seven innings only allowing six hits, one walk, and four strikeouts on no runs. The win makes Medlock’s record 10-3 on the year. Notable offensively for the Lady Reddies were Klug who went two for three with two RBIs and South who also went two for three.
The homerun was Klug’s second on the year. The second game got off to a similar start with Klug hitting a double to right center to bring in Hock. The Lady Reddies started to answer again in the second inning with a Halter single that scored White. OBU got on the board for the first time in the bottom of the third with a solo homerun cutting the gap to 2-1 Henderson. Neither team made much noise at all until the OBU bottom of the sixth. With three runs on three hits, one error, and one left on base, OBU took a 4-2 lead. With one chance left, the Lady Reddies started off the top of the seventh with a White single to left. Moving to second on a wild pitch, Halter walked. With runners on first and second with no outs, Zack singled to load the bases with no outs. An infield pop up and a double play ruined the chances of a Lady Reddie comeback. Kayla Williams took the loss for the Lady Reddies going five and two thirds innings allowing four runs on four hits and one strikeout. The loss makes her record 6-9 on the year. White led the team offensively with a pair of hits getting her third double of the year.
Baseball team hopes for GAC tourney berth Hunter Lively Staff Writer
The Reddie baseball team is clicking together at just the right time. After starting the season dropping their first seven games, the Reddies have rebounded and are looking to sneak into the GAC Tournament during the first week of May. On Friday, the Reddies played the first of a three-game series with the Harding Bisons and came away with the win, 4-3. All four Reddie runs came in a fifth inning surge as AJ Kruzel and Joseph Gary opened it up with back-to-back singles. Carlos Rodriguez moved Kruzel to third base on a one-out single to left field, and then Andrew Reynolds scored Kruzel on a base hit on the next at-bat tying the game at 2-2. The next batter, Tadarious Hawkins,
reached first on a walk and loaded the bases. The next batter in the line-up, Matt Evans, gave the Reddies the lead with a sacrifice fly to right field scoring Rodriguez and putting HSU up 3-2. The Reddies were able to tack on one more run in the inning when Hunter Mayall singled to left field and scored Reynolds. Colton Lorance picked up the win, and Luke Tebbetts the save as both provided solid pitching. In the second game, which was played Saturday, the Reddies exploded for six runs in the third inning and took the game 8-1. Will Powell and Kruzel both singled to score Hawkins and Evans to open things up for the Reddies. Conner Brackhahn connected on a two-run double down the right-field line,
which was followed by a two-run base hit by Rodriguez for the final runs of the inning. Jon Luthe picked up the win on the mound surrendering only one run and four hits, and Steven Brooks picked up the save, his first of the season. “I was pleased with the way we hit the ball all weekend,” Cody Hooten, head coach, said. “ Our new guys have gotten a lot better over the last month, and I feel like they are coming together as a group well. You can see the difference in their play this month compared to last.” The final game of the series was played Saturday as well, and the Bisons prevailed 7-0. Powell led the Reddies with two hits in the game as the Reddies only registered five hits overall. Dylan Howell pitched the final game
for the Reddies picking up the loss in three innings pitched. Tebbetts closed the game from the mound. “We got two big wins this weekend,” Howell said. “I feel like these will really help us as we work to get into the conference tournament in a couple of weeks.” Gary finished the series going 5-for-9 while Kruzel was 4-for-10. The top six teams in the conference at the end of the regular-season will advance to the GAC Tournament in Enid, Okla. on May 3-6. The Reddies, 17-23 overall and 11-13 in league play, are currently two games out of the sixth spot in the standings. The Reddies will finish the regularseason with eight straight home games with their next game scheduled for Friday against Arkansas Tech. The first-pitch is set for 3 p.m. at Clyde Berry Field.
Reddies swing a smash hit with 8-1 over OBU Kaitlyn Kitchens Sports Editor
The Henderson State University women’s tennis team played against Oucachita Baptist where the Lady Reddies walked away with a 8-1 win over the Tigers. The victory completed the team’s regular-season and the Lady Reddies (412 on the season) began the day by winning all three doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead. Sara Griffin and Hannah Watson defeated OBU’s Valeriva Mansvetova and Pelina Tsymalova 8-3. Henderson’s Sarah Camras and Brittany Harness (Picture to the Right; Camras serving the ball) sweeped OBU play-
ers, Camila Ferreira and Mary Wolf 8-0, without letting up one game in the match. Maddie McJunkins and Tyler Reaves finished off doubles for the day by winning 8-6 to OBU’s Keely Hawk and Katelyn Barber. In singles, OBU only took one game because Griffin had to retire due to injury and had to cut the deficit to 3-1. Watson defeated OBU’s Tsymalova 6-0, 6-1 only letting up in one game. Camras won her first set 6-2 but Ferreira had to retire due to injury, which gave HSU a 4-1 advantage. HSU’s Harness, Reaves and McJunkins also added wins to the list by not letting OBU get a match past them. Lady Reddies will next play in the GAC next week in Bentonville, Ark.
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A game of win and lose for Reddie Softball at Harding Tyler Lennon Staff Writer The Lady Reddies split the first two games of the four game series with Harding, winning the first game 9-1 and losing the second 9-5. The Lady Reddies got things going in the bottom of the first inning with a two rally starting with a double by Amber Klug. Klug advanced to third on a wild pitch, and a single by sophomore Morgan South brought her in to take a quick 1-0 lead. The bottom of the second was an even bigger inning for the Lady Reddies as Jaylin Baldridge led the inning off with a solo homerun and her fourth of the year. With one out, junior Alicia Zack singled to left and was brought in by junior Tricia Hock to make the Lady Reddie lead 4-0.
Harding showed a little bit of life in the top of the fifth with a solo homerun to bring the score to 4-1. The bottom of the sixth is when Henderson really took over with a huge inning. A lead off single from Ashlyn White got things going. With one out and runners on first and second, Amy Halter singled making the lead 5-1. After wild pitching advancing runners to second and third, Baldridge came in to score on an error. A Kayla Williams double brought in Hock and Amy Halter making the lead 8-1. After Klug walked with two outs, South was able to reach by error scoring Williams and giving the Lady Reddies the final run of the ball game, 9-1. Leading the team offensively was Willams who went two for four with two doubles and two RBIs. The win goes to senior Cagen Med-
lock who went the complete six innings allowing just one run on two hits, three walks and five strikeouts. The win brings her record on the year to 11-3. Harding opened up the second game with a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first but the Lady Reddies answered back with two of their own to tie things up. Hock opened up with a lead off walk and stole second. A ground out moved her to third, and a South single brought in the first Lady Reddie run of the game. Baldridge reached on an error to tie the game up in the bottom of the first. With a tied game in the bottom of the second, Zack led the inning off with a single to center field. A sacrifice bunt moved her to second, and a Klug fielders choice scored Zack to take a 3-2. Harding tied the game back up in the top of the third, and both teams remained quiet until the bottom of the sixth.
With two outs, Halter reached base on a fielders choice and stole second. Zack singled and advanced to second on the throw, scoring Halter. Advancing to third on a wild pitch, Hock singled to right field to score Zack making the Lady Reddie lead 5-3 in the bottom of the sixth. Three outs away from a Henderson win, Harding opened up the inning with a solo homerun to bring them within one run. After adding on another run to tie the game up, Harding came through with a two out grand slam to take the 9-5 lead. The Lady Reddies were able to put together three consecutive singles in the bottom of the seventh but were unable to score. Leading the team offensively for the Lady Reddies was South who went two for four with an RBI. The loss goes to Medlock bringing her record to 11-4.