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OCTOBER 12, 2017 Opinion | p. 2 Support for others Support free speech, support the protest, support Catalonia.
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Arts & Life | p. 6 Staff appreciation Read about the faces and the core of the Heart O’ Texas Fair.
Twin Peaks trial begins
Sports | p. 9 Standoff at OSU Baylor football takes on OSU Saturday in Stillwater.
Faculty engages, changes lives Baylor ranked No. 6 for student engagement by Wall Street Journal
CHRISTINA SOTO Broadcast Reporter The first trial of the 154 indicted bikers who were involved in the deadly shootout at Twin Peaks restaurant began Wednesday afternoon with Jacob Carrizal, 36, the Bandidos Dallas chapter president. On May 17, 2015, nine people were fatally shot and 18 people were injured outside of Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, which permanently closed the next day. The shooting occurred over a territory fight between rival biker gangs the Bandidos and Cossacks. The trial began with an opening statement from District Attorney Abel Reyna, who said that what happened at Twin Peaks was not an isolated act of violence. He said that during this trial the jury will learn about the 1 percent of a subculture that are motorcycle groups. They will learn about their territories and, in his opinion, their disregard for the law. “Evidence will show will that there is no regard for the law of society but rather [biker clubs] exist to do their own thing,” Reyna said. Reyna said that the Cossacks betrayed the Bandidos by wearing Texas rockers on their vests without permission from the Bandidos. He said the Bandidos have always controlled Texas, and they refuse to give up any part of it. For the first time, the coalition moved the meeting outside of the Austin area to Waco. Carrizal set instructions on how to rectify the situation, including bringing weapons. He then rode with his brothers to Waco to deal with the Cossacks. “They wanted to rectify the disrespect that had been shown to the Bandidos and to show what is the red and gold nation,” Reyna said. Witness Lettie Jones, who had been working at Twin Peaks the day
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SAFETY FIRST Baylor Fire Safety Specialist Steve Eskew and Director of Creative Services Clayton Thompson help Alex Thomson put out a fire at National Night Out.
Party with police National Night Out educates on safety JULIA VERGARA Staff Writer The Baylor University Police Department hosted its second annual National Night Out event at Fountain Mall on Tuesday to encourage partnerships between the police and the community and to educate on safety through fun activities. At the event students, faculty and staff were given the opportunity to experience the dangerous effects of driving while intoxicated through two activities. The first activity was a video simulation called “Watch Ur BAC” — or blood alcohol concentration. The alcohol awareness program looked similar to an arcade racing game, which allows participants to take control of a steering wheel, gas pedal and brake while the monitor displays their driving. However, participants wore “beer goggles” that helped mimic
how difficult it would be to maintain control of the vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol. Many participants had difficulty staying inside their lane — often crashing into the sides of buildings and other cars. San Antonio senior Julie Clark said she has never driven while intoxicated, but as soon as she put on the goggles she was able to see how scary it is to drive under the influence. “I normally would never try to drive like that. It was very intense,” Clark said. “You have to focus a lot harder than you normally would have to.” Another activity that demonstrated the effects of driving under the influence was a golf cart course which participants would try to navigate wearing the beer goggles. Many had trouble getting through the course without running over the traffic cones.
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Spice Village, other local businesses prepare for Food for Families food drive COURTNEY SOSNOWSKI Reporter No visit to Waco is complete without climbing the steps to Spice Village, the hosting home of over 60 boutiques that sell clothes, jewelry, home décor and more. Spice has been a part of Waco for over 20 years, and for the past five has found a way to give back. Until Nov. 16, Spice is collecting monetary donations to help fill food pantries across Central Texas. Spice will give all the funds to the Food for Families food drive, which is the largest one-day food drive in Texas, founded by KWTX, Channel 10 news station. Since its inception in 1990, Food for Families has stocked food pantries in nine counties with 25 million pounds of non-perishable items to keep Central Texans full for the holidays. This year’s event will take place on Nov. 17. In past years, Spice hosted a one-night event to honor Vol.118 No. 15
customers, and also raise funds for Food for Families. However, they decided that they could make a bigger impact by extending the fundraising time and not spending money on an event. “Instead of writing a check, we said: Let’s get customers involved and see if we can make a difference by saying, ‘Would you like to donate one dollar?’” Spice’s marketing manager, Fawn Barlow said. Whenever a customer checks out, the cashier will ask if they would like to donate to Food for Families. Barlow said this has increased camaraderie among the employees, increased donations for the food drive and increased customer interaction. Each of the 27 employees has the number of pounds they have raised written next to their picture on the wall, creating an incentive to be top of the leader board. After just over a week of fundraising, Spice is 6,000 pounds
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SEASON OF GIVING Spice Village is currently collecting money for the Food for Families food drive. The event will take place on Nov. 17.
into its 9,000-pound goal. Spice has committed to matching every dollar customers contribute. In addition to Spice and KWTX,
H-E-B Grocery Company, the Boy Scouts of America and Waco
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Members of the Baylor community aren’t the only ones who appreciate Baylor’s small class sizes and welcoming environment; the Wall Street Journal noticed it when it ranked Baylor No. 6 nationally for student engagement at the end of September. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education college rankings were designed to survey areas of importance to students and families when considering colleges and universities, according to the survey authors. The engagement category specifically considered whether or not students recommended their university, the level of interaction among teachers and students and the number of accredited programs. “Decades of research has found that the best way to truly understand teaching quality at an institution — how well it manages to inform, inspire and challenge its students — is through capturing what is known as ‘student engagement,’” the surveys authors’ explained in their methodology. Bellville senior Hannah Byrd said she’s been shaped personally and professionally through her relationships with Baylor professors and faculty, especially as she has begun thinking about life beyond Baylor. “That’s something that’s on the brochure of a lot of colleges. You hear that Baylor’s a caring community but expect to hear those taglines,” Byrd said. “I think I was surprised to experience personally how much that was true. It wasn’t just a line on a brochure but I saw it in my own life and my friends’ lives.” Byrd particularly noted one of her professors, Dr. Mark Long, director of Middle East studies and associate professor of BIC. Byrd got to know Long her freshmen year and the two connected through their common interest in the Middle East. As an Arabic and Middle East studies and international studies double major, Byrd said Long encouraged her and took her under his wing by mentoring her and sharing what opportunities were available to her in light of her interests. Byrd said she believes Long is able to connect with his students on a deeper level because he sees them as colleagues and values their input. When Long asks a question, he doesn’t expect a certain answer, Byrd said, but is genuinely seeking to learn something new from his students. “I’ve had a lot of really good teachers and professors who have taught me a lot about a subject, but mentors kind of guide you through finding more about who you are and what your vocation is,” Byrd said. “That’s so special too in college, because it’s that time we’re all thinking about that. It’s so helpful to have older, wiser people to guide us in those questions.” Byrd said having mentors such as Long has allowed her to see the importance of both being mentored and being a mentor. Byrd has served in Pursue Mentoring program since her freshmen year at Baylor. Now as the chapter’s president, Byrd said
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U.S. needs to lead, show support for Catalonia When thinking of countries that need help and support from a major, developed country like the United States, Spain isn’t normally the first country to come to mind. However, with Catalonia’s recent declaration for independence, Spain should be in the forefront of our minds. Just because it isn’t a developing country doesn’t mean it doesn’t need our support. The Catalonia region is split in the push for independence. Some citizens are calling for sovereignty while others are calling for the continued unity with Spain. About a week ago, Catalan leaders held an independence referendum, claiming that 90 percent of voters were in favor of seceding from Spain. Protests have since followed, with crowds rallying both for and against independence. Many Catalan citizens refused to even cast a vote, claiming the referendum was illegal, like the national courts said. It is so easy to get caught up in the major headlines of world hunger and natural disasters tearing developing countries apart. When we think of sending prayers and support, we think of the growing countries that tug at our heartstrings. However, we have neighbors and partners that may be just as developed as we are that still need our support. Just because a country doesn’t lack development doesn’t mean we should ignore its needs. We, as the United States of America, fight for the free world. We fight for our democratic neighbors, whether they have the monetary means to support themselves or not. The Catalan region is deeply split over whether or not to secede. A Barcelona rally on Sunday proved that, as thousands gathered to show the referendum did not represent the opinion of the masses.
One of the most beautiful things that all countries of the free world have in common is the power of voice, the power of opinion and the power of democracy. All countries in the free world have a commitment to democratic values, and as a common leader of the free world, we should support those democratic values. Liberty, equality and justice constitute the core values of democratic societies. The power to voice an opinion is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted. America is constantly seen as the voice of the free world, so we should be fighting for these values. We should be expressing our support for the people of Spain and Catalonia by supporting those protesting and those fighting for a fair vote. If we don’t support the freedom of speech and expression, what does that say about us as a leader? Maybe its not our place to get directly involved. However, if we see a friend struggling, we reach out a hand and extend compassion. We send donations to Puerto Rico and we offer support to those subject to ISIS attacks, and expressing support for Catalonia is no different. Leaders lead by setting an example, and the U.S. should set the example of support by standing for the Catalan people. So when you say your prayers at night, be sure to include Catalonia. Be sure to include the people of Spain that are out in the streets protesting the decisions of their government and fighting to hold on to their identity. This country needs just as much saving as any growing country. Don’t overlook Spain, don’t overlook the Catalan people and don’t overlook all the countries of the free world that lean on each other for support. It’s OK to ask for, and, in return offer help, to a country that is or is not developed.
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turn to professionals because they need the profesional’s guidance, both in identifying their best interests and helping to achieve them. A second pitfall lies in forgetting that a liberal arts education does not simply turn out “well-rounded” students. This expression implies that students could meet this goal by dabbling in the greatest variety of courses. Instead, liberal arts education molds correctly- or well-educated students, those who have the recognized core knowledge and character qualities of an educated individual. Coupled with the pressure to procure gainful employment, this condition makes them susceptible to a final fallacy, confusing the university with a job training facility. Students risk overestimating the importance of their major(s) or GPA in the job selection process. CASA core reform is not a bag of M&M’s. Educators should prescribe a healthy diet that assists students to grow in stature. That diet may change as Baylor’s student body changes, but, not driven by consumerism over professional responsibility. Jeremy Schmuck, Waco doctoral candidate
The university’s role in education This is written in response to the editorial “Core curriculum changes would allow more choice,” published Sept. 22. This editorial misses the mark entirely. While there are certainly pros and cons to changing the core curriculum, selling such change as a way to “take more electives” or to “increase job skills” is not the way to do it. The fundamental problem rests in the question, “What is a university’s role?” To take the view that a university is simply a job training facility is to disparage the importance of education generally and to lower your intrinsic worth as a human being. Humans are not machines; the university should play an important guiding role in creating life-long learners, not simply increasing the amount of words on a resume. We don’t leave simply well-rounded but as well-educated and often better human beings than we were at the start. The argument that current students of the College of Arts and Sciences (CASA) are
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This is written in response to the editorial “Core curriculum changes would allow more choice,” published Sept. 22. In 1941, Forrest Mars introduced a new hard candy that quickly became a favorite. Originally available only with a milk chocolate center, M&M’s now come in seven varieties, including pretzel and peanut butter. Today’s consumers demand greater variety and more choices, a trend reflected in the ongoing College of Arts and Sciences (CASA) core curriculum change recently reported in The Lariat. However, despite being introduced in the 1940s, does the CASA core really have much in common with a bag of M&M’s? Review and reform of the CASA Core creates opportunity for positive developments in Baylor’s liberal arts education, but several misconceptions threaten to derail a beneficial reform of the core if left unaddressed. First, students come to a liberal arts college not as consumers but as clients. They are no more consumers of education than they are of medical professional services. No doctor prescribes a diet of only M&M’s even if the patient demands this. Clients
unable to take more electives, and that this change would permit that, fundamentally goes against the premise stated above. A core curriculum is the university’s prescription to us to ensure we become well-educated human beings, and just like it is often better to listen to the doctor because he or she is an expert, it often behooves us to pay some attention to the prescription the university has given us. Allowing students to choose more of the classes they wish to take as electives works at cross-purposes with this fundamental aspect of the university. The point should be to instead value our education AS education, to avoid diminishing our worth as human beings, and to not think of the university as a business and as ourselves as the consumers. There is more at stake than the editorial proposed. We should go into any curriculum change with all of this in mind. Joshua Boucher, Waco doctoral candidate
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BARC program shows how to avoid overdose MAGDALAYNA DRIVAS Reporter The Baylor Recovery Program held a free overdose prevention training on Tuesday at the Bobo Spiritual Life Center, teaching students how to intervene in overdose situations. The training was hosted by the Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative (TONI) and RecoveryATX. Students and local addiction professionals learned how to recognize, evaluate and respond to an overdose from TONI cofounders Charles Thibodeaux and Mark Kinzly. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a medication that rapidly treats opioid overdose in an emergency situation. Thibodeaux demonstrated four ways to administer Naloxone, intravenous, auto-injectionable, nasal atomizer and nasal spray. Thibodeaux said it is completely safe to use. “We have time to intervene,” Thibodeaux said. “An overdose isn’t immediate like you see in Hollywood. It can be, but it usually takes between one to three hours.” Thibodeaux and Kinzly formed TONI in 2013 to decrease the adverse effects of opioids on Texans through education and community outreach. Thibodeaux said Texas ranks No. 50 out of the 50 states for access to drug treatment.
“We’re in the midst of an epidemic,” Thibodeaux said. “The number one cause of unintentional deaths in the United States is drug overdose. It’s probably going to get worse before it gets better.” When Kinzly asked how many people knew someone who had overdosed, over half of the attendees raised their hands. “What we’re talking about has affected our nation in a way no other drug epidemic has ever affected us,” Kinzly said. “In particular, in the age group in this room it’s an issue that will continue to affect you deeply.” Kinzly said the United States has an appetite for opioids like nowhere else in the world and that drug experimentation is especially common on college campuses. “There are high incidences of people that overdose based on where they use,” Kinzly said. “We sit in a community where dorms, fraternities, sororities, places like that where people will isolate because of the shame associated with drug use.” Recovery program coordinator Lilly Ettinger said this is the first time Baylor has held an overdose training and that there will be similar programs in the future. “This training is really good for those in premed, social work, anybody who is going to run across clients in the future that will have issues
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DEMONSTRATION Charles Thibodeaux, co-founder of Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative, demonstrates how to administer Narcan in the event of an opiod overdose at the overdose prevention training held Tuesday in the Bobo Spiritual Life Center.
with opiates,” Ettinger said. The Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center (BARC) has been home of the Baylor Recovery Program since its grand opening in August. Ettinger said the BARC has been a positive
impact on the campus community. “I’m blown away by how comfortable people have gotten here so quickly and how much response there has been,” Ettinger said. “I’m very thankful.”
Documentary explores consequences of retouching BROOKE HILL Staff Writer Darling Media, an emerging female-focused media company that creates content for the modern woman, joined forces with Aerie by American Eagle to produce a feature-length documentary. This will explore the real consequences of virtual standards of beauty placed on women. “Selfie” will explore the history of retouching, its impact on media and the hidden dangers of its unchecked use in social media while also giving hope and inspiration for a new reality for women. The film features women such as actress/singer Debby Ryan, YouTube personality Ingrid Nilsen, fashion and lifestyle blogger Niké Ojekunle, along with a diverse group of other women from ages 8 to 80. It will be released in feature length in 2018 and will be unveiled in 10 outtake previews cut to episodes available on Darling’s YouTube Channel beginning on Sept. 13, with one episode being released every week for 10 weeks. “We came to Darling because we felt their pioneering vision was perfectly aligned with ours,” Jennifer Foyle, global brand president for Aerie, said. “Their promise to present realistic portraits of women in the media falls right in line with Aerie’s mission of presenting truthful, bodypositive advertising with no retouching ever.” The two companies are
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excited to continue working together to promote their similar goals. “Aerie has been an incredible partner to us for over a year now,” Jess Trinca, senior vice president and general manager of Darling, said. “This is really the next step in bringing that partnership to the next level. We came together with the mutual desire to move the needle forward, to further our missions and demonstrate our commitment to elevating the art of being a woman and creating media that truly matters to our female audiences.” Robbie Rogers, Baylor’s director of photography, explained that nowadays, everything is changeable with Photoshop and each person must figure out for themselves where to draw the line with it. “Photoshop in and of itself, it means you’re changing and altering what is really there,” Rogers said. “Photoshop was created from a photojournalist perspective to, like, help clean up an image, to make it look more like what it looked like, because cameras originally had difficulty translating that. From a marketing standpoint, Photoshop is different. It’s to help perfect the image they want to portray. So that being said, I mean Photoshop, everything is changeable. So you have to be careful with it because you want to remain authentic, you want to remain true to your subject matter, yet you’re still trying to tell a story. So it just depends where you fall on that.” As the number of eating
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SELFIE The new documentary from Darling Media, Selfie, explroes the consequences that digital retouching places on the standards of beauty for women. The documentary features a diverse group of women and will be released as a feature in 2018, with previews on the Darling Media YouTube channel, beginning Sept. 13 for 10 weeks.
disorders, mental health diagnoses and body image issues skyrocket, this film plans to expose the damage the practice of retouching has had on a generation and present the alternative found in an emerging body-positive movement. “This documentary has been a dream of mine for many years now and seeing it become a reality is so meaningful,” Darling CEO and Editor-in-Chief Sarah Dubbeldam said. “Our vision at Darling has always been to produce smart, engaging and helpful content for women to help build up their selfesteem. Whether it is in our
own editorial, our advertising or any other media produced by Darling, the intention is to stop feeding into the obsession over body image and this film really exemplifies the story behind it. The documentary will address a very important issue to Darling and Aerie.” Born out of the idea that media should focus on building up women’s selfesteem rather than feeding into the obsession over body image, writer, artist and former model Sarah Dubbeldam founded Darling Magazine in 2011 with the mission to produce smart, encouraging and meaningful content for women. Darling expands
the “ideals” of beauty by presenting realistic portraits of women and never retouches or digitally edits the models or celebrities that grace its pages or website. The multimedia company works across five
platforms: a print magazine with over 30,000 subscribers, online with over 224,000 page views per month, social media with nearly 400,000 followers, as well as video and live event productions.
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Task force emphasizes Christian lifestyle PHOEBE SUY Staff Writer What does it mean for Baylor to be a Christian institution? It’s not just Scriptures carved into the concrete or hymns sung in chapel. For vice president for university mission Dr. Darin Davis, the mission of a Christian university is lived out in word and deed. Created in June 2016, the Spiritual Life and Character Formation Task Force is working to reinvigorate Baylor’s Christian mission by seeking to strengthen spiritual and character formation within and outside the classroom. The task force was formed in response to Pepper Hamilton’s investigation of Baylor’s institutional response to and compliance with Title IX. The Board of Regents suggested more effort be given to cultivating a Christcentered environment and attending to matters of community, calling and culture on Baylor campus. Members of the task force include Baylor faculty, staff and students and co-conveners vice provost for strategic initiatives, collaboration and leadership development Dr. Lori Baker, Davis and vice president for student life Dr. Kevin Jackson. Davis said his role specifically is to help the entire university reflect upon and live by the highest ideals of Baylor’s Christian identity and mission. “I try to encourage faculty, staff, students, alumni and constituents, to think about and to be mindful of the importance of our staying true to our identity as a Christian university and realizing that institutions like Baylor have to be very attentive to matters of mission,” Davis said. “The history of American higher education is one in which many colleges and universities that began as faith-based or church-related, either in the Protestant or the Catholic traditions, for various reasons, changed over time to be less connected to their founding aspirations.” Davis said there are few universities who have successfully achieved what Baylor is trying to accomplish–academic excellence, competitive athletics and a grounding in the Christian faith. “In this task force, we really saw our effort here to observe carefully all the powerful ways in which spiritual formation and character formation were alive at Baylor,” Davis said. While the task force has implemented some new initiatives such as classroom workshops, servant leadership programs and a renewed focus in chapel, Davis said a part of their mission is to reinforce and encourage efforts currently taking place.
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Because language is the key, Baker said the task force has been intentional about its messaging and how it talks about key elements such as holy friendship. According to Baker, this is particularly important for students coming into Baylor because she believes friendships are one of the key components to stopping interpersonal violence. Baker said she believes many of the instances of interpersonal violence took place in a situation where someone else could have stepped in. Friendship needs to play an active part in caring for others, Baker said. “As an anthropologist, we know that language shapes culture and culture shapes language,” Baker said. “To be intentional about the way we talk and interact with one another and how we message things is really important. If we can use language extolling the virtues, then we have people being influenced by that language without even realizing it.” One of the task force’s key focuses is the cultivation of moral character in the classroom. Davis said he believes everyone who teaches or mentors at Baylor has a role in the task of moral formation. He noted that historically, religion or ethics courses carried the weight of this responsibility, but Davis said the task force wants to encourage the view that character formation can happen across the disciplines. “We’ve got a number of programs here that are bringing faculty members across the university together to think about the classes
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they’re teaching and how they can teach for virtue,” Davis said. “How it is that you can have a class in business and negotiations better understand the virtue of justice? How an electrical engineering class better teach for stewardship? These are really exciting efforts, I don’t know anywhere else that they’re going on with the kind of purposefulness that we’re having right now at Baylor.” For Baker, guiding professors in reexamining their curriculum in light of Baylor’s Christian context is one of her favorite components of the task force’s work. She admitted it was a slowmoving progress, approximately 15 - 20 faculty members are involved with the Academy of Teaching and Learning to find connections between curriculum and Christian calling. This task is particularly challenging in courses that are not overtly Christian, but Baker said it can be done. The task force is also seeking to shift the focus in first-year student activities such as Line Camp and the First in Line program to emphasize friendship, Christian calling and storytelling. “One of the beautiful things we can do as human beings is see our lives as stories to be told with various chapters and various characters, but also stories which are striving ever to reach a good end,” Davis said. “We want our lives to be good stories. And so we believe that to be a really powerful way of igniting incoming students’ imagination about the lives before them. And
recognize that their time here at Baylor is but a preparation for the life that’s set before them.” Baker said the task force is working through initiatives such as the First in Line program to develop students’ intellectual and spiritual minds. She said these programs feature a lot of one-on-one conversations and are ideally infused with the language of virtue. Students can then begin to talk about how to treat one another as Christians and are given opportunities to develop relationships with a faculty member they feel comfortable with. “Baylor is a great community and I think some of that is based on being a Christian community. So, how do we intentionally think about making that even stronger?,” Baker said. “I think there’s always room for improvement and I think that’s where we are. We have a very special place and then how do we maintain that, care for it, nurture it and make it better.” Baker began teaching a new class this fall about Christian social innovation. Her course, co-taught alongside Dr. Victor Hinojosa, is titled “Child Migration in the Western Hemisphere.” Students in the course talk about what many children in Latin America are currently facing. Baker said Latin American children as young as 11 are independently leaving their homes to make a new life somewhere else. What are the factors pushing them out? What happens when they get to their destination, what support systems do they have? Baker said these are the kinds of questions the students ask and seek to answer. “For me, it’s about showing students, you don’t feel always empowered as an undergraduate student, you still feel somewhat not-an-adult, but you have more education. You’re more educated than the majority of the world right now,” Baker said. “You are better prepared than most of the people in the world to go out and make a difference and you may not know that.” Baker said she hopes to empower her students by giving them tools that can help them make a difference in the world. Classes like these give faculty and students an opportunity to talk about why they’re passionate about what they do, Baker said, and everything is framed around being animated by faith. At this early stage in the new academic year, Davis said the task force is working to wellimplement its new character formation and leadership development initiatives. He said they are just trying to do well what they promised. “The work of the task force never ends because the work of deepening spiritual life and encouraging cultivation of character never ends,” Davis said.
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Fair People Meet the people who work behind the scenes of Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo in the carnival business for getting her favorite fair food: a seven years after moving funnel cake. from Milwaukee when his Renay Payahsape travels The Heart O’ Texas Fair & remodeling homes business with Crabtree Amusements Rodeo fills the Extraco Events closed. He begins his day at 10 Inc., a business that supplies Center with famous fair foods, a.m. by opening all the games at carnival equipment for fairs like rodeo attractions and a giant the fair and ends his day closing H.O.T. Fair in Waco year-round. Payahsape goes a minimum of Ferris wheel that lit up the all the games at 11 p.m. Kraus said that, like any job, three months at a time without night for the 65th year in a row. Wacoans and Baylor students you must deal with the stress seeing her four children, whose can strap on cowboy boots that comes from working with ages range from 7 to 15. “It’s all we know,” Payahsape and stuff themselves with corn different people. “We are just like said. “I grew up working at dogs and funnel everybody else,” [fairs]. It’s a second home, a cakes for one more Kraus said. “People chance to be something better.” weekend. The fair think we are out to Along with the pain of ends Saturday rob them, but we not seeing her kids every night at midnight. just want to make day, Payahsape said finding a The fair and sure you have fun.” narcotics anonymous meeting rodeo would In one of the to attend monthly while on the be incomplete ticket booths road makes her job difficult. without the scattered around Payahsape is three years sober. workers who run the park, 21-oneThe 34-year-old mother games, sell tickets year-old Diamond from Dallas lean through the and pass your Irvin Irvin hands out concession stand window to favorite fried foods wristbands for hand out frozen lemonades to through a window games and rides. children as she share her hopes to you. The people A Waco native, Irvin is and dreams for the future. who work the Heart O’ Texas “My kids are getting old Fair & Rodeo are seen, but light working at the H.O.T. Fair for rarely shines on them and how the first time, taking on 12-hour enough to where they come on they make the fair experience shifts from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. the road and work with me,” She sits in small Payahsape said. wondrous for everyone. “It will be a family Fifty-one-year-old Bill white trailer with business.” Kraus, manager of games with enough room for For the last days Paul’s Concessions, stood in herself and a small of the H.O.T. Fair, front the balloon dartboard foldable chair. “I just have to laughter from the game as he occasionally fair rides will fill shouted at a few passersby sit here all day,” the day and music that they dropped something. Irvin said. “I have from concerts such When they looked around at to stand outside as Kyle Park at the ground confused, Kraus and open the door the 8:30 p.m. Saturday laughed and then fair-goers throughout will fill the night. would walk-away, laughing day.” Payahsape Irvin said the General admission along with him. is $10 and fair “My favorite part of my job hardest part of her is seeing people happy,” Kraus job is when the WiFi stops times vary. Click here for more working, but her favorite part information. said. Kraus has been working of her day is taking a break and
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UNSEEN Bill Kraus has been working at fairs for seven years. Kraus is one of the many individuals who contribute to the everyday fair experience. The 65th annual Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo will stay until Saturday.
Last Days of the H.O.T Fair: Today: 4 p.m. - Amusement park opens 7 p.m. - All American Rodeo finals start 8 p.m. - Flatland Calvary with Koe Wetzel performs Friday: 4 p.m. - Amusement park opens 7 p.m. - All American Rodeo finals start 8 p.m. - Michael Ray performs Saturday: Noon - Amusement park opens 7 p.m. - All American Rodeo finals start 8:30 p.m. - Kyle Park performs Ticket prices: General Admission - $10 Parking - $5
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ONE MAN’S COLLECTION The Thomas Leath Gallery opened Oct. 7 at 2012 North Valley Mills Drive, showcasing Leath’s decades of art collection. Leath previously served on the board for Art Center of Waco for five years, and he also served as the board’s president.
Thomas Leath gallery builds on Waco’s growing cultural art scene JENNIFER SMITH Reporter The Thomas Leath Gallery had its grand opening Saturday. Leath opened his personal collection of art in hopes of expanding the Waco visual arts scene, and he said the grand opening went better than he could have imagined. Leath said he is very pleased with the community’s response to the gallery and the turnout of over 100 people on Saturday at the gallery. Leath served on the board for the Arts Center Waco for five years, along with being the president of the board. Leath said there is definitely an up-and-coming art scene in Waco, which will hopefully keep expanding. “I’ve come to the conclusion after watching Waco grow over the past 10 or so years [that] art community is a vibrant part of a growing city, and if the arts don’t grow with the city, then you have a problem. In Waco, it really has been growing.” Leath grew up in Washington, D.C., and said he often visited some of the world’s best museums. Leath said he would go to see art exhibits any chance he could as a kid, from the National Gallery of Art to the Phillips Collection in Washington. “I love just about every type of art,” Leath said. “From landscape and folk art to modern art and contemporary art; I love it all.” Leath said he has accumulated over 65 pieces of art since the ‘80s. However, due to his mother’s health issues and the rearrangement of living situations, his pieces were just left sitting in storage. Leath said he finally opened his eyes to the opportunity of displaying his art collection in his own gallery. “I thought, ‘I have all this amazing art, so why not open a gallery and see what the
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. — Magnolia Silo-bration, an annual three-day event, begins with live music, over 90 artisans and additional food trucks to Magnolia Market until Oct. 14. The tickets for each night are $45. 7 p.m. — Musician Chris Watts will perform for free at Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. — At the Brazos Theatre, you can hear and see the live radio play that sent the nation into panic: “War of the Worlds.” For $15, audience members can watch actors perform live action moments of this iconic play.
>>> Friday, Oct. 13 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. — Magnolia Silo-bration continues. 7:30 p.m. — The Jubilee Theatre will be performing “James and the Giant Peach” all weekend. Learn about James and his insect friends. Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for adults. Varies — In honor of Friday the 13th and the Hippodrome Horror Fest, Waco Hippodrome will be screening “Friday the 13th” at various times throughout the day. Tickets are $3.
>>> Saturday, Oct. 14 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. — Enjoy “Dinner in the Dark,” the third annual dinner that benefits organizations that assist sight impaired people, in McLane Stadium. Sue Daniels, president and CEO of Leader Dogs for the Blind, will be speaking. 10 a.m. — Waco Hippodrome will be screening “Beetlejuice” from $3 as a part of their Hippodrome Horror Fest. 2:30 p.m. — The Jubilee Theatre continues with “James and the Giant Peach” all weekend. Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for adults. Jessica Hubble | Multimedia Journalist
people in Waco like?’” Leath said. “There’s something in here for everyone, it’s not like other galleries that rotate exhibits and only showcase one artist at a time.” Leath’s gallery reflects his wide variety of taste. The pieces that hang on the wall range from a vibrant German pop-art piece to a quiet Cuban landscape painted in cool green tones. Leath’s gallery has two rooms, and both are filled with coherent yet contrasting mixtures of colors, genres and techniques. Leath said on the night of the gallery’s opening, both rooms were full the entire time. Among the crowd on Saturday was Waco resident, Kelly Dyer. “Walking in, I immediately got the sense of a personal, tasteful and relaxed atmosphere,” Dyer said. “One where everyone would feel comfortable, yet able to enjoy fine art.” Dyer was the only person to make a
purchase on Saturday night. Dyer said she purchased an untitled piece by an artist who moved from China to Waco. “I was drawn to the color scheme, and right away saw al fresco wine sippers on a narrow Italian street,” Dyer said. “All of the men I asked said they saw a thick forest with a cliff and a river. We all found that pretty entertaining, and that’s the really cool aspect of art.” Ricky Ashe, an amateur art enthusiast, was also pleased with Leath’s gallery. Ashe said the gallery has a great atmosphere without any added pressure. “The curator and owner Thomas Leath knows his collection and can make recommendations on how you should grow your collection,” Ashe said. The Thomas Leath Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is located at 2012 North Valley Mills Drive.
>>> Sunday, Oct. 15 2:30 p.m. — The Jubilee Theatre continues with “James and the Giant Peach” all weekend. Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for adults. Varies — Waco Hippodrome continues screening “Beetlejuice” from $3 as a part of their Hippodrome Horror Fest.
>>> Ongoing Oct. 5 - Nov. 12 — Danville Chadbourne: Retrospective Part IV is open at the Martin Museum of Art for free until Nov. 12. This exhibit of small wooden figures will fill up the gallery. Oct. 4 - Oct. 14 — The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo will be open from Thursday to Oct. 14. Fair admission is $10 and parking is $5. The fair is located at 4601 Bosque Blvd.
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SAFETY from Page 1 After completing the golf cart course, participants, still wearing the goggles, were asked to walk forward and backward in a straight line and balance on one foot — tasks that did not come easily. Amarillo first-year student Heath Holland struggled to stay in a straight line and instead walked diagonally until a police officer helped him get back on the straight path. “The goggles are crazy,” Holland said. “But I think it’s really important to see this and see how dangerous and impaired you can get actually being drunk because there’s no way you’ll actually be able to stay in control.” The topic of car safety went beyond the two activities. At one of the informational booths, there was a model that portrayed what would happen during a crash if a person was wearing a seatbelt versus if they were not. When the seatbelt was not in use, the “person” in the model would be launched from their seat upon impact. In addition to car safety, BUPD also offered some tips on fire safety by teaching students how to use a fire extinguisher. In
the green space on Fountain Mall, students had the opportunity to put out a fire pit using a fire extinguisher. “It’s interesting because most college students have never used a fire extinguisher before and they’re finding that enjoyable,” Baylor Police Chief Brad Wigtil said. Apart from the safety focused activities, National Night Out also had a corn hole tournament, bounce house, free food and a lot of door prizes. Louisburg, Kan., senior Amelia Baumgardner said that even though she sees the police officers around campus all the time, she had never gone up to talk to them, but this event made that much easier by allowing students to interact with officers on a more casual basis. Wigtil said that being able to interact is a great experience for not only the officers but for students, faculty and staff as well. “It’s always good when there’s a context for the community to meet their officers and get to know them as individuals,” Wigtil said.
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DIZZY DRIVING Nashville freshman Sheff Sharp plays the BAC driving simulator while Abilene freshman Rebecca Swanner and Willis freshman Andres Ortiz watch at National Night Out on Tuesday.
DRIVE from Page 1 Scottish Rite will sponsor Food for Families this year. Alex Thomson, the unit director of the Wooded Acres H-E-B said contributing to the community has been a part of H-E-B’s foundation, dating back to 1905 when founder Florence Butt would give away excess food at the end of the day to needy families. Sixteen stores across Central Texas will provide customers with information about needed items, so that they can purchase and drop them off while shopping for their own
groceries. In past years, H-E-B has generated over a quarter of a million pounds of food for donation. KWTX collects donations, as well as providing coverage at 18 different sites on the collection day. Valerie Parker, community services director for KWTX, said that the whole news station gets involved in the effort. “When we first created Food for Families many years ago, it was because we saw a need in the community,” Parker said. “Food pantries in the area were in a dire need to be able to help
people who come to them for help.” In 2016, KWTX received the Service to America Award from the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation as a result of Food for Families and other charitable works. “It is our goal to use our platform to encourage people to give, expecting nothing in return,” vice president and general manager Mike Wright wrote. “The reward for us is the blessing we will never see, the one left in our wake.”
This year, Food for Families seeks to surpass the previous record of 1.8 million pounds collected. The donations stay local, so Spice’s contributions will aid Caritas, which in 2016 fed over 30,000 Waco families. Spice owner Jennifer Wilson wanted to contribute to the cause because it benefits fellow Wacoans during the holiday season. “I knew it was going to go directly to this community,” Wilson said. “I love the sense of family around the table and eating. When I think of holidays, that’s what it means to me.”
TWIN PEAKS from Page 1 of the deadly shootout, took the stand and tears streamed down her face as she remembered that day. Jones was working in the kitchen when she heard gunshots, which at first she thought were fireworks. “I heard a pop, then many more pops,” Jones said. It was not until she left the kitchen and heard people scream that she realized what was going on. She ran back to the kitchen
with her coworkers in an attempt to escape, but they stayed hidden in the freezer. Jones recalled the moments after the shootout when the ambulances had arrived and began to weep as she remembered the bodies being dragged out in front of her. She said this event gave her post-traumatic stress disorder and she hasn’t worked since.
ENGAGEMENT from Page 1 mentoring has been rewarding and one of the most impactful things she’s done in college. “I think that’s what makes Baylor a distinct university, is that we have these people who are willing to pour into us and make us want to pour into other people,” Byrd said. “I think it’s a ripple effect for sure.” Dr. Tamara Hodges, senior lecturer in the educational psychology department, was recognized this June as an outstanding faculty member in the area of teaching. Hodges said ever since she came to Baylor 10 years ago she has sought to make her classroom a place students look forward to coming to, a place where they can laugh while they learn. Even more than connections in the classroom, Hodges said student engagement is about stepping out into the community side-byside with her students. Through the EnAbled for College program, Hodges works alongside her graduate students to motivate and enable at-risk high school students to pursue post-secondary education. For Hodges, it’s about “stand[ing] beside somebody with a common goal, not stand[ing] across somebody with an objective.” While Hodges said it’s one thing to stand in front of a classroom and give students a lot of information, engagement takes it to the next level by building a personal relationship between professor and student. Right now, Hodges said she sees teaching and mentoring as two of her callings. “[Mentoring is] looking at the whole person rather than just a student. Yeah, you might be my student, but you’re more than that,” Hodges said. For example, Hodges said she tries to “read” her students. In the last 15 minutes of class, Hodges said she sometimes asks students to close their books and just talk to her about what
is going on in their lives. She asks questions: “How much sleeping are you getting?” “How are you balancing your life?” “Are you exercising?” “Are you taking care of yourself?” “You help [students] not lose themselves in tedious day-to-day exhausting homework and deadlines,” Hodges said. According to Hodges, building personal relationships with students is an integral part of mentoring. She said it’s about professors not only teaching material but also forming habits, lifestyles and expectations. “Teaching is not just through the head,” Hodges said. “It’s me touching your heart.” Caty Beth Holstead, a master’s candidate in educational psychology, is one of Hodges’ students and mentees. “If I could say one thing about her that sticks out to me, she just really does care about her students,” Holstead said. “She wants the best for you, from an academic standpoint but also personally, spiritually, emotionally. She’s just all about it.” Holstead said Hodges’ work ethic and passion for knowledge encouraged her to go on to pursue her Ph.D. Holstead said their mentor relationship really began to grow when she came to trust Hodges with more than just her academic needs. “Throughout the last year and a half, we’ve just been able to talk more about things ... she’s been more influential in my personal life in addition to my academic life,” Holstead said. According to Holstead, Baylor’s Christian standard and inviting atmosphere make it easier to have deeper connections with faculty and professors. She said in her experience it’s been easier to bring up topics of faith and spirituality. “Professors really do care about you as an individual. You’re not just a number,” Holstead said.
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CARING COMMUNITY The Wall Street Journal rated Baylor No. 6 for student engagement. Students share how the Baylor community has shaped their lives.
Carrizal is pleading not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit murder and aggravated assault. After two days of jury selection, around 1 p.m. on Oct. 11, three women and 11 men were chosen. Carrizal’s defense attorney, Casie Gutro did not give an opening statement today and will give it at a later date. The trial is scheduled to continue at 9 a.m. on Thursday.
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IN SEARCH OF A WIN Then redhsirt sophomore Ishmael Zamora catches a pass during a matchup on Sept. 24 at McLane Stadium against OSU. The Bears won 35-24, and will take on the Cowboys at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Stillwater.
Football faces tall task in OSU BEN EVERETT Sports Writer Baylor football will take on No. 14 Oklahoma State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. The Bears (0-5, 0-2) and Cowboys (3-1, 1-1) are both coming off bye weeks. Baylor head coach Matt Rhule said the team is as healthy as its been this season with multiple offensive weapons coming back from injuries, including senior tight end Ishmail Wainright and sophomore running back JaMycal Hasty. “It is nice to have some of those guys back,” Rhule said. “We’ll see what kind of role Ish Wainright will play after being out for a while, coming back from mono. JaMycal [Hasty] is [practicing fully] today. He practiced last week,
limited and then he practiced today. So we think JaMycal is ready to go, and if so, we’re going to use him.” Hasty began the season as the starting running back before spraining his knee in the season opening loss to Liberty on Sept. 2. Wainright served as backup tight end in the first two games of the season before missing three games due to Mononucleosis. Meanwhile, the defense might be without veteran leaders in senior safeties Davion Hall and Taion Sells, as well as sophomore safety Chris Miller, who are all questionable to play against the Cowboys due to undisclosed injuries. As a result, junior cornerback Verkedric Vaughns and sophomore safety Rajah Preciado will start against senior receiver James
Washington and the Oklahoma State passing game. Sophomore cornerback Graylond Arnold said it’s an honor to go up against Washington and the talented Cowboys’ receiving corps. “He’s a great receiver,” Arnold said. “He’s probably one of the top receivers in the country. It’s a privilege to go out and compete against some of the best. I feel like it’s going to be a great experience for all the corners and [defensive backs].” Rhule said the combination of Washington, senior quarterback Mason Rudolph and sophomore running back Justice Hill makes for a tough assignment for the Baylor defense.
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NATHAN KEIL Sports Editor This week in preparation for Baylor’s matchup with No. 14 Oklahoma State, the Lariat spoke with Dekota Gregory, sports editor for the O’Colly, OSU’s student newspaper. Gregory said that despite the Sept. 23 loss to TCU, Oklahoma State is still confident in its ability to achieve its season goals and that confidence begins with senior quarterback Mason Rudolph. Q: Just a few weeks ago, Oklahoma State was in the running for a Big 12 championship, College Football Playoff, the top contender to knock Oklahoma off its pedestal at the top of the conference. After a home loss to TCU and getting pushed on the road by Texas Tech, what is the confidence level of the team heading into the Baylor matchup, a team the Cowboys haven’t beaten since 2013? A: Talking to quarterback Mason Rudolph, it seems like the team still has a lot of confidence and still believes that all their goals are still possible. Obviously TCU is now in the driver’s seat, but with OU’s loss, the second spot in the Big 12 championship game is wide open. OSU more than likely needs to win out to accomplish what it wants, but the Cowboys have enough talent to beat everyone on their roster.
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Nickname: Cowboys Mascot: Pistol Pete Location: Stillwater, Okla. 2016 Record: 10-3 Head Coach: Mike Gundy Last Win vs. Baylor: 49-17 on Nov. 23, 2013
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Q: Much of the talk surrounding the Cowboys this season has been around quarterback Mason Rudolph and wide receiver James Washington, but what other offensive weapons does Baylor’s defense need to watch out for? A: Justice Hill might be the best running back in the Big 12 and gives OSU a threat through the air and on the ground. As for the passing game, there’s a lot of talent outside of Rudolph and Washington with receivers Marcell Ateman, Jalen McCleskey and Tyron Johnson.
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IT’S A-BOAT TIME (Top) Houston freshman Marco Rodriguez helps lead a boat to be rigged last Friday at a matchup in Oklahoma. (Middle) Spring senior Jacob Dyer coxes the men’s varsity 8 boat onto the water on Saturday. (Bottom) The men’s varsity 8 boat competed in events and placed second overall.
Baylor crew, a collegiate co-ed rowing team, is looking to stake its claim on Baylor’s campus. Baylor crew is a club team that competes against schools including the University of Texas, Texas Christian University and Rice University in rowing competitions in and around Texas. The team competes in three categories: novice, collegiate and open. Novice is a difficult reserved for rowers who have one or fewer years of collegiate rowing experience. Rowers on the collegiate level have had one or more years or experience rowing in college. The open category is open to everyone from all skill levels to participate in. Although crew is a club sport, the women’s teams compete against some Division I opponents. Division I rowing, affiliated with the NCAA, only consists of women’s teams. Men’s teams are only recognized as club teams. The NCAA only allows women rowing teams to be on scholarship at schools in order to comply with the standards set by Title IX, which states that men and women must be provided equal opportunity to participate in sports. Waco senior and club president Will Brown said
that crew has tried to become recognized as an NCAA Division I program, but failed in recent years. Brown also said that there has been discussions to push this agenda again, but it hasn’t gained much momentum. “There hasn’t been a push for a while to make a team. Back in 2007 there was a big push for it. Last year and the year before there were some whispers about it but we didn’t push hard for it,” Brown said. “If it happens, then that’s great, but as for now, it’s not a priority.” In order for the club to make a move to a Division I program, Baylor would have to have scholarships and the fundraising to put towards the program. The fundraising alone would be tough, Brown said, because rowing is an expensive sport. A second problem it could face would be the number of male athletes on scholarships versus the number of female athletes on scholarships. The male-to-female ratio has to stay close in order for it to comply with Title IX rules. Quincy, Ill., junior and assistant coach George Crickard said Baylor crew is content staying a club team. “Staying a club has brought us closer as a team. It is a student-run organization, which gives us more responsibility. It gives us life
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Cargill swings for spot on national team NATHAN KEIL Sports Editor In 2017, Baylor senior third baseman Lindsey Cargill helped lead softball back to the College World Series for the first time since 2014. The feat was highlighted by two no-hitters by sophomore pitcher Gia Rodoni in the Waco Regional and an upset of No. 2 Arizona in the Tucson, Ariz. Super Regional. Cargill led the team with a .430 battering average, tallying 83 hits in 193 at bats with six doubles, three triples and 15 runs driven in. She also swiped 34 bases in 40 attempts, good for 85 percent. In 2018, Cargill will return to the Baylor dugout, this time a volunteer assistant coach. However, the Robinson native isn’t quite ready to hang up her cleats for good. It was announced Wednesday that Cargill is one of the 56 athletes invited to the 2018 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp. Cargill said that she is privileged to have the opportunity to compete while getting a chance to represent her country and Baylor. “It’s a great honor to not only have the opportunity to represent my country, but also Baylor softball,” Cargill said in a press release. “I’m excited to compete with the best athletes in the nation
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AIM HIGH Former senior third baseman Lindsey Cargill celebrates after a game with her teammates.
and hopefully earn a spot on the USA roster.” The opportunity will send Cargill to Clearwater, Fla., for tryouts for the 2018 USA Softball Women’s National Team. The tryouts will be held at the Eddie
C. Moore Softball complex. If selected, Cargill will participate at the World Baseball Softball Confederation Women’s World Championship in Chiba, Japan. The tournament will run from Aug. 2 to 18.
Baylor head coach Glenn Moore said he is excited for Cargill’s opportunity to go and compete at the highest level. “Baylor fans have had four years of enjoying the passionate play of Lindsey,” Moore said in a press release. “It’s exciting to know the National Team Selection Committee has noticed her as well and are considering her as a member of Team USA. We wish her the best!” Cargill finished her Baylor career with a .360 batting average, starting in 235 of 240 games played, racking up 253 hits in 702 at bats while hitting six home runs, six triples, 22 doubles and driving in 69 runs. Her speed and bat control helped her steal 89 bases in 107 attempts, only striking out 38 times and only grounding into one double play. Cargill will not be the only Big 12 standout who will be battling for a spot on the team. She will be joined by six current Oklahoma players, including senior pitchers Paige Lowary and Paige Parker, junior infielders Caleigh Cliffton, Sydney Romero and Shay Knighten, as well as sophomore utility Nicole Mendes. The tryout will have participants compete in position drills as well as simulated games while being evaluated by the USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Committee.
FOOTBALL from Page 9 “James Washington is a dynamic playmaker,” Rhule said. “Mason Rudolph is accurate. And more importantly than anything else, he’s calling the game with the line and getting them the right play. He looks like a pro quarterback. They do a great job up front with a physical, rugged offensive line, and Justice Hill is really a special back for a sophomore. It’ll be a challenge for our defense.” Defensively, the Cowboys are led by senior defensive tackle DeQuinton Osborne, who leads the team with three sacks and six tackles for loss on the season. Rhule said Osborne is one of his favorite players and loves watching him play.
“They have some really talented defensive players, my favorite of which is DeQuinton Osborne,” Rhule said. “I think he’s one of the best defensive linemen in the Big 12. I love the way he plays, and I look forward to shaking his hand after the game.” Sophomore quarterback Zach Smith and the Baylor offense will look to avoid that pressure and continue to make big plays. The Bears lead all of Football Bowl Subdivision, (FBS), with seven plays of 60 and 70-plus yards. Sophomore receiver Denzel Mims is second in the nation with seven receiving touchdowns and ranked No. 15 nationally with 533 receiving
yards. Sophomore receiver Pooh Stricklin will look to continue his hot streak, having posted back-to-back 80-plus yard receiving games. Stricklin said picking up a road win would be big for the Bears. “Getting a road win would get a little bit of pressure off our backs,” Stricklin said. “But we have confidence. It’s just about going out and executing.” Baylor has won three straight against Oklahoma State, but the Cowboys lead the alltime series 19-16. The Bears return home to take on West Virginia at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at McLane Stadium for Homecoming.
CREW from Page 9 skills that we are able to use and it gives us more flexibility as a program,” Crickard said. “We are not as competitive as a Division I program but we are still competitive. We are more about building friendships and relationships and having an overall good time.” This past weekend, crew traveled to Oklahoma to compete in men’s and women’s events. The varsity men’s four team, men’s novice eight and men’s varsity eight teams all placed second overall in their events. The women’s varsity eight team set a personal record competing against Division I teams. Crew is hosting the Head of the Brazos regatta from 8 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pedestrian Bridge. The event is open to the public.
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Q: Baylor’s offense has found its stride a little bit more over the last few weeks, especially with wide receivers Denzel Mims and Pooh Stricklin. What is the defensive approach from the Cowboys going to look like this weekend? Will they try to mix coverages and blitzes to try to confuse Zach Smith? A: The defense has been the Cowboys’ biggest weak spot, especially the young corners. As a big underdog, that matchup might be Baylor’s best chance to keep the game close and have a chance at the end. Q: What is the perception of the coaching job that Matt Rhule has done so far this season, despite the 0-5 record? A: From an outsider’s perspective, the main issues seemed to be off the field, and while the record may not look good right now, I think Rhule has bigger problems to fix first. He proved in the past that he can win football games, so I imagine wins will eventually come. Q: Will Oklahoma State end its threegame losing streak to Baylor this weekend? What will the score be? A: I believe Rudolph will get his first win against Baylor on Saturday. Just like most games OSU is in, I think it’ll be a shootout, which is why if I had to predict a score it’d be 48-27. Baylor (0-5, 0-2) squares off against No. 14 Oklahoma State (4-1,1-1) at 2:30 p.m. at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla. The Cowboys are a 25.5 point favorite. The game will air on FS1.
Published on Oct 17, 2017