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Chadron State’s Marla Munsen, left, guard of Hershey, grimaces as she snatches a loose ball away from Montana State University Billings’ Kalli Stanhope, guard of Glendive, Mont., at Monday’s game in Armstrong Gym.

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Correction The Eagle printed an inaccuracy in its Nov. 18 issue. The Eagle regrets this error. The Student Senate report on Page 2 states that Nick Brening, senator for the school of B.E.A.M.S.S., said last year’s technology fee budget was $150,000 and half of it went toward funding students’ printing.

In a Nov. 19 interview with The Eagle, Brening said he was ball-parking the budget for only the fall 2009 semester, and that half went toward operations and maintenance including printing costs. Brening said that his intention was to lend some perspective to the Senate’s conversation.

The total cost for student printing during the fall 2009 semester was about $10,000. Brening also said with the fund’s new status as a revolving account and a current balance of about $350,000, using student fees to pay for unrestricted printing is a great privilege for a miniscule part of the budget.

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Senate cancels meeting with two hours’ notice Adrie Ashford Lifestyles Editor

Student Senate did not meet Monday, citing a lack of agenda items and concerns about low attendance. Jacob Karmazin, Senate president, said that early Monday, the primary consideration for cancellation was the weather conditions. As the day progressed, concerns about low attendance and a lack of agenda items also became prominent. “We didn’t have anything on the agenda because of Thanksgiving break,” Jennifer Weiss, vice president, said. Weiss sent an e-mail about 3 p.m. to notify senators that the executive board officially canceled the meeting. Senate is scheduled to have its final meeting of the Fall 2010 semester 5 p.m. Monday.

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Aye opens nominations for new CAB secretary Adrie Ashford Lifestyles Editor

Campus Activities Board heard from the student trustee about upcoming changes, and prepared to fill the secretary position at its meeting Tuesday. Trevor Dietrich, student trustee, said that the Nebraska State College System is making changes to the room deposit system currently in effect in residence halls. Currently, students pay a $100 deposit when they move into a dorm room, and receive it back when they move out. With the new procedure, students moving into the halls will pay a one-time $50 fee. The fee would only apply to incoming students, Dietrich said. Dietrich also said that the system is looking to reduce the total number of credits required for gradua-

tion from 125 to 120. The credits would be cut from the general education requirements, rather than core classes for specific degrees. The goal of this process would be to make it easier for students to get through their undergraduate degree more quickly, since many students can take as long as five or six years to receive a bachelor’s degree, Dietrich said. Christine Aye, CAB president, called for secretary nominations for the Spring 2011 semester. The position is currently occupied by graduating senior Savanna Wick, and is open to any CAB representative who has participated in the body for at least one semester. The secretary’s duties include taking notes; writing, preparing, and presenting meeting minutes; communicating with other executive board members; and tracking club

attendance and noting absences. CAB received five nominees, but any qualified person interested in the position may submit a letter of intent by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the job. Laure Sinn, coordinator of student activities, said a table for the “Stop the Hate” campaign will be set up in the Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Sinn said the committee’s goal is to fight hate and promote tolerance. Workers at the table will distribute candy, stickers, and information about tolerance. Aye distributed key fob surveys to CAB representatives, instructing anyone who lives in the residence halls and has already taken the survey to abstain. Seth Hulquist, CAB advisor, said that the CSC admissions office for CSC has opened a satellite location in Rushmore Mall.

BUG IN YOUR EAR — ­ WITH LAURE SINN Cabela’s CSC Job Search

Utilizing the Learning Center

Cabela’s, the most well-known retailer store for outdoor activities and the world’s biggest direct marketer of fishing, hunting, camping, and outdoor merchandise, is coming to CSC. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Cabela’s will be in the Student Center in search of skilled people to hire. They are looking for people to work in the Planning and Inventory and other various positions. They are also looking for a person who is good with numbers, who will help with decision making and their products. For more information, contact Janet Hartman at 308-432-6292 or e-mail her at jhartman@csc.edu.

The end of the semester is coming to a close, and some students’ grades are not what they would want them to be. It’s not too late to get a little extra help and the Learning Center has exactly what any struggling student needs. The Learning Center is open 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, and 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The Learning Center is located in High Rise and is free to all CSC students. — Compiled by Ashley Swanson

Peer Tutor Tips

“You will do well in class if you have perfect attendance in class, do your homework on time, and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. ” Cody Merchant, Peer Tutor

n Settlement reached

between State of Nebraska, injured former CSC wrestlers

Max Baker, of Elk Grove, Cali., and Willy Jones, of Chadron, received settlement monies from the State of Nebraska because of injuries sustained in a 2008 vehicle accident. Baker is set to receive $1 million dollars as a result of the settlement. Jones will receive $1.7 million. Baker and Jones, members of the CSC wrestling team at the time of the accident, were traveling to Colorado to fly out of Denver International Airport for a tournament in Las Vegas. Baker suffered extensive head injuries, while Jones had head, hip, and urethra injuries when the 2003 Ford Excursion rolled once, approximately 3 miles south of the Wyoming state line on Interstate 25. The injuries are so significant as to have long-term effects and to impact their ability to work.

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mittee launches ‘Stop the Hate’ campaign

On Friday, the Chadron State College Diversity Committee is set to launch a campaign to promote tolerance, titled “Stop the Hate: Make it Better for Everyone.” In support of the launch and the campaign in general, the

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committee encourages people to wear purple on Friday in solidarity with those persecuted. The committee plans to distribute information and purple stickers in the Student Center today and Friday. A press release from the committee states the campaign aims to fight hate and promote tolerance of people with diverse opinions, cultures, races, nationalities, and sexual preferences. The committee suggests visiting the following websites for more information: Southern Poverty Law Center, at splcenter.org; Anti-Defamation League, at adl. org; and Partners Against Hate, at partnersagainsthate.com.

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and campus closure updates available on csc.edu, local radio, CSC’s Facebook page

Chadron State College is the official source for students and employees to check for information about class cancellations and other weather notifications. “In the News” section of CSC’s main website, www.csc.edu, will contain all information about class cancellations. Additionally, the information will also be distributed to Chadron radio stations AM 610 KCSR and FM 97.5 KQSK. CSC’s Facebook will also contain announcements.

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Public Relations Club serves up some charity Kevin Oleksy News Editor

Since its formation earlier this semester, the Chadron State College Public Relations Club has endeavored to be a presence on campus. The nascent club took second place for originality in October’s homecoming parade. The club followed up its homecoming honors, by hosting a celebrity look-alike contest on its Facebook wall. Now the CSC PR club has turned its attention to community outreach, planning to cosponsor student volunteers at “Closer to Home” a local soup kitchen. The club’s Monday press release states the event, “Students Serving Hope,” is a way for CSC students to give back to the community, generate awareness of the CSC Public Relations Club, and highlights the issue of poverty in northwest Nebraska. The event is also dedicated in honor of Chadron State’s centennial. Campaign Director and club member Bethany Cook, junior of Hot Springs, S.D., said, “We are hoping to increase awareness of the issue of homelessness and poverty in the area and to let those in need know that Closer to Home food pantry is there to help

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Jocelyn Romey, freshman of Oelrichs, S.D., wraps boxes Wednesday to be used by the Public Relations Club to collect Christmas gifts for impoverished children. The gift drive is being sponsored in conjunction with the club’s “Students Serving Hope” event. and provide supportive services.” The club’s press release states volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve food at from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Closer to Home facility at 630 W. 3rd St. Prior arrangements are not required to volunteer. Those interested can simply go to the “Closer to Home” facility Saturday. Interested students and community

members can also contact Kristina Harter, PR club’s student involvement director, at 719-201-5726, or visit the club’s Facebook page (short-linked at csceagle.com/cscpr). Along with the club’s “Students Serving Hope” ambitions, it is also planning to kick-start a Christmas toy collection drive at Saturday’s event. Club member Brittney Deadmond, senior

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Bullying does not stop in high school, but it should

Ashley Swanson Take Ten

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is usually full of fun and craziness, but during her Sept. 30 show, smiling and laughing was the last thing anyone was doing. A serious-looking Ellen sat calmly in a small red chair, waiting to tell her viewers about an urgent and serious matter. “Being a teenager and trying to figure out who you are is hard enough without someone attacking you,” DeGeneres said. The message DeGeneres presented was triggered by a teenager who committed suicide because of being bullied on the internet. He was 18 and a freshman in college. DeGeneres talked about how the death rate has risen in the past years, and it is a crisis yelling to be tamed. There are so many voices in the world that are unheard everyday. With tears brimming her eyes, she

continued to talk about how there are programs that can help, and someday the tormenting and teasing will go away, but we need to be the ones to stop it. Every teenager has felt this way at one time or another, whether it involves getting called a nasty name, or being pushed around by people bigger than them. It’s a feeling that no one wants to experience, tiny, sharp needles penetrating hearts and self-confidence. The internet is a place where anyone can hurt another person, and when things surface on the internet, they stay there forever. In the school system, the situation is the same; the “popular” kids pick on the less-popular kids. Even though teachers try to stop the abuse, they persist. I, along with many others, have experienced this pain. All through my seventh and eighth-grade years, I was teased, put down, and hated for being different. I was never liked by the upperclassmen because I laughed at everything, I didn’t wear what they called “fashionable,” and I wasn’t up to their standards of beautiful. I never really cared what they had said about me at first. As the teasing became more frequent, and the hurt became too

much to bare, I started to fall under their selfish power. I was shy, had absolutely no selfconfidence, and cried almost every night. Eventually the teasing got so bad that I missed an entire week of school because I couldn’t face what lay ahead of me through the metal doors. Without my friends and family, I would have never made it through those two years, and I thank every one of them for it. As I grew, the teasing decreased until I was hardly made fun of, and the things they said didn’t matter to me anymore. I had learned to ignore their harsh words and careless thoughts. I learned to forget the people who hurt others to make themselves feel better, and hold on to the people who helped the hurt go away. Going through something this harsh isn’t easy, but talking with friends and family can help. There are certain programs that help specifically in this area, such as: The National Center For Bullying Prevention, Department of Justice Programs (which helps against online bullying), and Family First Aid. Never assume that you’re alone when it comes to bullying; there is always someone willing to help out. It may sound hard, but try to ignore it as much as possible. Sometimes

if the bully realizes that a person doesn’t care what they say, they leave them alone. Believe that every individual has the confidence to stand up for what he or she thinks is right. For most people, the programs do help, but I think that they don’t always help enough. They may be beneficial to some teenagers, but for others I think that they see the programs as a way to dump feelings, but not experience healing. The plague that has swept its way through the minds of young adults has to be stopped some way. One of four teenagers commit suicide as a way out of the agony, a way to escape the aching. Suicide is the last act anyone wants to see anyone resort to. I read an article about a girl’s brother who had killed himself because he was being harassed on the internet. His sister submitted the article to “Seventeen” magazine to help stop this punishment, and started a program in her own town to aid the prevention of it. This is just one person who spoke out, but how many others are hiding in their punisher’s shadows, too afraid to talk? On campus, the College Diversity Committee is sponsoring a “Stop

the Hate” program to help fight against hate and foster acceptance. All are encouraged to wear purple and participate in the activities in the Student Center Friday, where students can learn to stop bullying and what to do if bullied. As an incoming freshman, I finally escaped the heavy loads and little cliques of high school. College is a much different experience than high school, but gossip and rumors spread here just like everywhere else, including the work place. It’s an epidemic. College students already have enough going on with the stress of exams and homework, so having to deal with people teasing them doesn’t lighten their load. Actions to start preventing bullying need to be addressed now. Bullying isn’t something that should be pushed to the sidelines while others turn a blind eye. Befriend only those who have a positive outlook, believe that everything will get better, and brave through life’s everyday problems. Bullying can be stopped, but it’s going to take time and much more than one p ers on’s voice.

Sara dislikes Sarah: ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ is the ultimate horror

Sara Labor

Lifestyles Reporter I have decided that reality TV is about as dumb as TV gets. I mean, why do people care so much that John and Kate are divorced? And Mrs. “Nineteen Kids and Counting”? It’s called birth control. You’re helping to overpopulate our planet. However, I believe the ultimate reality TV horror is “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” First off, I have never been a fan of Sarah

Palin. Her limited knowledge of foreign politics and irritating overly conservative political views are just the tip of the annoying iceberg for me. Added to how very much I disagree with her politics, I had to go through my senior year of high school hearing how super hot she was. On top of all that she spells her name wrong. Is that extra “h” on the end really necessary? Now, however, this woman who ended up drawing so much attention (and ridicule) during the 2008 election has practically forced herself back into the picture first with the Tea Party campaign, and now with the new television show “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” Palin’s new show follows her through her life in Alaska, from home life, to adventures in the wilderness. At one point in one of the episodes, she’s fishing with her family when they see some bears.

Palin starts talking about how much she loves to see the mama bears who would do anything for her babies. Palin, however, doesn’t seem to be worried about her own kids while they are in such close proximity to those bears. Another time, Palin explains how she likes being with her family or being in the wilderness so much better than being in a political office. And yet she want’s to run for President? Is anyone else confused? Wait, it gets better. “You have to respect the elements out here. Mother Nature always wins,” she said. Yes, this is a direct quote from her show. Another direct quote from Sarah Palin: “Drill, baby, drill!” I feel like Mother Nature might not appreciate that, after the Gulf Coast oil spill this past year. Actually, I feel like Mother Nature might appreciate us finding alternate fuel sources. The show gets even worse when a person just puts politics aside for a moment. You

don’t even have to think about Palin’s political standpoint to get that annoying vibe from her. Her voice has that crazy twang that nobody can exactly place. I, for one, believe I hear enough of her annoying voice on the news. Why suffer through another hour of her talking on camera? In the end, it all comes down to this: there are still people who love her who will hang on her every word on this new reality TV show. Personally? I can’t handle it. I only watch the show so I can find new things to complain about and I think there are a lot of people who agree with me. But hey, maybe if we keep watching, we’ll get lucky and get a glimpse of Russia!


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What is the exact meaning of tyranny? Just because some issues make us tick, they don’t mean that our government is abusive WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Aaron Gonzalez Columnist

I’ve been observing a phenomenon in recent years, and it wasn’t until two weeks ago that Mike Schmidt’s article on resisting state actions with violence that I finally decided to work out my assertions. I find Mr. Schmidt’s assessment of the stupid and the politically apathetic as sheep waiting to be devoured to be quite right, but some commentary must be made on the timing of his column. We’ve all noticed a rapid rise in the economic disparity and unemployment since 2007. As a result there has been a growth in anger, distrust, and disillusionment against the government and financial systems. A national unemployment rate of almost

10 percent, bailouts of major industries, and cutting down unemployment benefits have certainly fed this fire. The reaction to this, however, has had very unnerving concerns. When summarizing the effects of the economic downturn on people in 2008, candidate Barack Obama said, “[People] get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” This truthful statement was met with such vitriol and condemnation that the future president had to retract it. Naturally, when running for political office never tell the truth. One should just coddle the people and tell them they are great. But what exactly was incorrect about what he said? All the evidence seems to back that statement: guns and ammunition sales have jumped dramatically since 2008; religious fanaticism and over-hyping of Obama’s personal faith bourgeons; incidences of violence against immigrants/foreigners has spiked; and calls for ending trade with other countries mount. Paranoid fears that the Democratic Congress would take away

one’s guns (with some clinging to firearms as if they were sex toys) and Bibles (which can be found virtually in every store), and give all the working man’s money to welfare families (aka the blacks and Mexicans) are still everywhere heard. I know I’m capable of sarcasm, but do I entirely misrepresent the context of what many are saying? No, not at all. Now, one doesn’t need to add all of those side-effects up to see what the end result is: militancy, paranoia, and a significant schism between regular Americans and the government are happening right now. Candidates for political office chirping about using “Second-Amendment remedies”, “Don’t Retreat, RELOAD”, and how the government is “going to pull the plug on grandma” has been spreading around all the time. Schmidt (whom I do not lump in with such people) rightly said that people must be willing to peacefully protest the government, but it seems that the recent flood of “protesters” in the form of the Tea Party (and the anti-war liberals) are not making any positions, but merely trying to intimidate the nation. Rallies where people drag their firearms or carry signs with lawmakers being hanged in effigy (which liberals did with Bush) is not protest; it is a threat and must be regarded as such.

When one talks of taking steps to rightfully resist tyranny, we need to clarify what that means. Social changes being passed (i.e., gay marriage) that you do not agree with, despised candidates winning elections, laws passed that require one to alter their habits, or taxes increased even marginally to pay for that which must be paid for are NOT examples of tyranny. The Obama administration is NOT tyrannical. The Bush administration was NOT tyrannical. All you have to do is take a look outside the comfort zone that is America, and look at countries like Iran, Belarus, or the Democratic Republic of Congo and see just how lucky we are, and just how far away we are from totalitarianism. Do we have issues that make us tick? Do we have laws/policies that do more harm than good? Do we have a right to be angry at what is happening to us economically? Yes, yes, and YES! But let’s not get hysterical: lower the gun, turn off the talk show, and cool down. It took us a while to get into the economic situation we are in a long time, and it is going to take a while for us to get out of it. And like all forms of rehab, it is going to be painful and some sacrifices will have to be made. What do you think?

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And You Said . . . NAME: Keith Hahn AGE: 20 CLASS: Sophomore HOMETOWN: Peetz, Colo. MAJOR: Undecided

“Staying inside.”

NAME: Shea Zeller AGE: 20 CLASS: Sophomore HOMETOWN: Hot Springs, S.D. MAJOR: Undecided “My car doesn’t move in this weather, so I don’t go anywhere.”

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“I’m staying inside usually and walking to class faster.”

NAME: Marina Podio AGE: 18 CLASS: Freshman HOMETOWN: Newcastle, Wyo. MAJOR: Criminal Just. “I’m use to it. We have more snow in Wyoming.”

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C The decorations in Memorial ing about a hypothetical situation, suggesting that if the government becomes Orwellian we should take up arms against it. Instead he states, “in current times, if we choose non-violence, we would be no better than cattle, for we would have as much freedom as they do.” To this I ask: What has the government done to deserve violent response? Martin Luther King, whose acts of non-violence were cited in Schmidt’s article, faced institutional violence. He faced attack dogs, water cannons, and jail time. Who are the citizens that have faced this? Who is Schmidt trying to protect? Schmidt obliquely references “rights” being taken away, and so I ask which rights he thinks are being taken. Which rights have been disregarded by the present administration? And finally, I’d ask Schmidt who he regards as “the government?” Is he talking about Government officials? Public schools? Fire departments? The Police? His profes-

sors and this college? The military? I wonder, hypothetically, what Schmidt would do if someone were to take his words literally and “oppose” the government “violently.” Would he wring his hands and, in my mind justifiably, feel guilty for the violence that he caused, like Jack Lucas from “The Fisher King?” Or would he, like Glenn Beck, wash his hands of all responsibility if a reader decides to take things too far? As a concerned reader, I’d enjoy some form of clarification, if Schmidt can offer any. The suggestion he made was irresponsible, and an adult like Schmidt should know better than to suggest violent revolt without offering good, clear reasoning. If Schmidt doesn’t feel like doing so is worth his time, than I hope he might, in the future, listen to the wisdom of Jon Stewart and “take it down a notch.” —Tim Streasick, graduate student of North Branch, Mich.

The voice of Chadron State College since 1920 Opinion opinion@csceagle.com Columnists Aaron Gonzalez Mike Schmidt Design design@csceagle.com Editor T.J. Thomson Web admin@csceagle.com Editor Kevin Oleksy Photography Chief Photographer Kinley Q. Nichols Photographers Chelsie Moreland Cole Romey Julian Lykins Vera Ulitina

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A glimpse into the past . . . v Fines for parking violations start in January - Dec. 3, 1992 - People who parked in a restricted, non-residential area, or didn’t have a parking permit during the first semester received a warning. Starting in the spring semester, not only were tickets given out to violators, but fines and towing will also went into effect, Ed Hoffman said, director of physical facilities. Failure to comply with these rules resulted in a $5 fine for minor parking violations, and $10 or more towing fees given for major violations, which included speeding, parking in a red or handicap zone, and reckless driving. Campus security and city administration ticketed college parking lots, Hoffman said.

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I read your latest issue and felt a need to respond to an article in it. While I’ve enjoyed the latest political tracts of both Mike Schmidt and Aaron Gonzalez, Schmidt’s latest article shows a distinct lack of context, responsibility, and thought. Its title, “Don’t be livestock; take a stand against government violence” led me to believe at first that it would be against literal violence that the government might inflict upon the populace. Instead I found myself reading a muddled, confused, and overextended metaphor that had something to do with some form of grazing mammals, a tired shepherd, and a wolf. I think. I’m still working the metaphor out. Yet while the creative metaphor can be forgiven, I can’t help but feel angry at Schmidt’s suggestion that violence is the proper answer for opposition to the government. It would be one thing if he were talk-

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Quotes Find the familiar phrase, saying or name in these arrangements of letters.

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”

- Sherlock Holmes (1859-1930)

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SOURCE: “Good Quotations by Famous People,” Compiled by Dr. Gabriel Robins


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Men’s basketball earns first win Kristina Harter Sports reporter

Although it has been an exciting early portion of the Chadron State College men’s basketball schedule, the Eagles were still lacking a signature win to their start. That changed Saturday evening as head coach Brent Bargen led the Eagles to capture their first win of the season against the Montana State University Billings Yellowjackets, by a final score of 87-74. The Eagles utilized a balanced scoring effort as nine players registered scores on the night, eight of which scored at least five. Junior guard Kevin McClelland, of Long Beach, Calif., scored a career-high 21 points. Teammates Ron Hudson, redshirt freshman forward of Detroit, Ray Mitchell, junior forward of New Orleans, and Jan Burris, senior forward of Los Angeles, contributed to the victory with double digits scoring 15, 12 and 10 respectively. The Yellowjackets also had four players in double figures led by senior Raason Young’s

17 points. Montana State University-Billings grabbed an early lead of 17-10 when Leon Sutton sank a pair three pointer with 11:35 to play in the first-half. From that point CSC chipped away points over the next several minutes and finally took the lead when Hudson snagged a rebound and sank a shot with four minutes left and a score of 26-25 in favor of the Eagles. The two teams traded baskets the rest of the way and entered halftime with CSC holding a 39-34 lead at the break. The Yellowjackets did not go away quietly in the second-half, but the Eagles seemed to only gain momentum that was triggered by the end of the first half. CSC shot nearly 54 percent in the final half (16-30) while MSU-Billings was limited to only 51%. CSC also forced the Yellowjackets into 19 turnovers throughout the game. The Eagles took the lead by as many as 14 in the second half and managed to keep the Jackets with timely buckets down the stretch. Jordan Lisco, sophomore of Douglas, Wyo., sank two three-pointers in the last five minutes separating the score 89-60.

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A crowd pleasing dunk by Moala Tautuaa, junior center of San Francisco, Calif., in the last thirty seconds concluded the night. The Yellowjackets were be unable to register another point against Chadron State’s defense. The Eagles will be back in action this weekend facing the Mesa State College Mavericks on Friday and Western State College Mountaineers on Saturday. Both games are scheduled for tip off at 8 p.m. in the Armstrong Gymnasium. Friday’s game is the beginning to the RMAC season for the Chadron State team.

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Five wrestlers place in Greeley Jamie Keller

Sports reporter Chadron State College entered only ten wrestlers into Nov. 20’s Northern Colorado Open tournament due to illness and injury that struck the team. Starting the 133-pound class for Chadron State was Dustin Stodola, sophomore of Clarkson, who defeated Michael Balanga, of University of Northern Colorado, 6-3 by decision. Stodola then won by a technical decision in the second round 21-5 over Jackson Adams, of Colorado State University. In the semifinal match Stodola lost his first match of the day to Stephan St. Marie, of Boise State University, with a 6-2 decision. Stodola came back from his loss by defeating Cody Cole, of Western State College, with a 10-3 decision. Now wrestling for third place, Stodola defeated Derek Malan, Utah Valley University, in the final round by a single point. Eagle wrestler Jacob Lords, junior of Rexburg, Idaho, entered the tournament at the 149-pound class. Lords’ first bout was a loss, 6-0, to Jared Schroeder, of Colby College. Lords bested his second round competitor by gaining the last point in the battle over Brunner Hill, of Western State College, 5-4. In the third round of the tournament, Lords was defeated by Bobby Robins, of Northwest College, with a close decision, 5-3. Tyler Smart, freshman of Wheatland, Wyo., represented the Eagles at the 157-pound class and moved into round two by receiving a first round bye. The second round victory went to Robert Pickrell, of Adams State, over Smart by a major decision, 10-1. Smart received another bye, granting him into the fourth round bout against Chris Hart, of WBU. Smart lost by a close decision, 11-8. Mikah Kadera, junior of Sheridan, Wyo., represented the 157-pound class in the tournament. Kadera had a first round bye which put him immediately into the second round against Steven Kelly, of Colorado School of Mines, which Kadera won in overtime, 3-1. Kadera won his third round battle against AJ Knoll, of Adams State, 3-0 which advanced Kadera to the quarter finals. The quarter final match was against Austin

Stubaus, Western State College, which Kadera won by one point in the decision 7-6. Kadera defeated Jamie Sheets, of Colorado School of Mines, in the semifinals with a 3-2 decision. Kadera lost in the finals to Justin Morris, of Western State College, by a 5-2 decision. Kadera won the second place ranking for the tournament. Chadron State’s Trent Zempel, senior of Diamondville, Wyo., wrestled at the 174-pound class. It only took Zempel 50 seconds to pin Sean Cherry, Colby College in his first match. Zempel then went and won with by major decision over Dustin Olsen, Utah Valley University, 11-3. Zempel took another victory in the quarter finals by shutting out Jake Goddard, of Mesa State College, with a 7-0 decision. In the semifinals, Zempel conquered Mark Mabry, Adams State, with a decision 6-0. Zempel had is first loss of the day in the final round to Jake Swartz, of Boise State University, with loss by pin 4 minutes and 9 seconds into the match. Trent Zempel won the second-place ranking for the tournament. Jake Hunter, redshirt freshman of Brush, Colo., lost his first match to Jake Wilson, of Colorado School of Mines, by a 10-4 decision in the 184-pound class. Hunter received a second round bye then forfeited his third round match to Brad Price, of Colorado School of Mines. Joe Bob Haas, redshirt freshman of Hemingford, represented the 197-pound class for the Eagles and received a first round bye. Dalton Henderson, of Air Force Prep, pinned Haas in 1:35 in the second round. Haas then received a third round bye. In his fourth match, Haas defeated Taylor Wuthnow, of Northwest Kansas Tech, with by a decision, 4-0. D`Andre Gonzalez, of Adams State, won the fifth match over Haas by major decision, 13-4. Chadron’s Chris Leak, sophomore of Omaha, also wrestled at the 197-pound class in the tournament. Leak won his first match by decision, 8-1, over Alec Bird, of Colorado School of Mines. Nick Bayer, of University of Northern Colorado, defeated Leak by a major decision, 12-3. Leak then pinned unattached Chadron

State wrestler Josh Keating, freshman of Romeoville, Ill., in 1:35. Leak gained another victory by overpowering Brennen Knerr, of Colorado School of Mines, with a single point decision, 3-2. In the consolation fourth round bout, Leak won again over Dalton Henderson, Air Force Prep, by a 5-2 decision. Leak took a fifth round victory by conquering D`Andre Gonzalez, of Adams State, by an 8-3 decision, putting Leak into the semifinals. Ben Price, of Northwest College, won by decision over Leak, 11-6, putting Leak in the running’s for fifth or sixth place. Leak won his final match over John Fackrell, of Boise State University by an 8-3 decision. The victory gave Chris Leak fifth place for the tournament. Heavy-weight Eagle wrestler Sam Udell, senior of Colorado Springs, Colo., received a first round bye then pinned his second round opponent Robert Tucker, of Colorado School of Mines, in 6:49, which advanced Udell into the quarterfinals. Udell won by decision over Konner Knudtsen, of University of Northern Colorado, with an 8-4 decision. Udell lost his semifinal match to Toby Erickson, of Boise State University, by decision, 7-3. Udell claimed another win by outperforming Jonathon Tiernan, of Northwest College, with a 5-2 decision, advancing Udell into the final match fighting for third place. Udell’s lost his final match by a single point to Chris Givens, Boise State University, in a 4-3, decision. Udell won fourth place in the tournament. The team heads to Hays, Kan., Saturday for the Fort Hays University Open.

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010

Track team tests starting blocks with innersquad meet Christina Ferrero Sports Reporter

The Chadron State College Cardinal & White Inter-Squad Track Meet takes place today in the Nelson Physical Activity Center. Field events are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m., followed by running events at 5:30 p.m. The Cardinal & White meet is the team’s annual event. The annual team meet helps prepare the team for upcoming meets this spring. “This meet is basically for setting the bar, to establish what we got,” Fred Culp, freshman sprinter of Mililani, Hawaii, said. “We’ve got a lot of young talent; I feel that at this point we have what it takes to be the best in the conference.” The meet prepares the new athletes for how meets are conducted and the procedure of specific. “The inter-squad track meet helps prepare the track athletes for the upcoming meets in a multitude of ways,” Zach Boslau, junior thrower of Lakewood, Colo., said. “It gets us ready to throw in a competition.” During this meet, athletes will discover where they stand amongst their teammates. The coaches have recruited more freshmen this year than in any previous year. The freshmen are the majority and have proved in past years that a young team sparks a good future for the team in years to come. The results of the event will determine who will represent the team at their first meet Dec. 10 and 11 when they host the University of NebraskaKearney Lopers.


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Football players recognized for notable season Julie Davis

Sports editor Several Chadron State football players have earned recognition for the 2010 season due to outstanding performance, both on the field and off of the field. ESPN has included Cory Beran, senior defensive end of Sargent, on the Academic All-America First Team for the season. Beran has earned this award with a 3.68 GPA while attending Chadron State College. In addition to this award, Beran also earned Second Team All-Conference in the RMAC as well as academic all-conference. Beran started at defensive end every game this season. Twelve other Eagle players earned awards as well. Outside linemen, Garrett Gilkey, sophomore of Sandwich, Ill., and Tim Heitt, junior of Arvada, Colo., have both earned First Team Offensive All-Conference in the RMAC. Three of Chadron State’s players earned RMAC First Team Defensive All-Conference. Kevin Lindholm, sophomore outside linebacker of Eads, Colo., Jed Herblan, senior cornerback of Arvada, and Kevin Berg, senior safety of Longmont, Colo., each earned spots on the First Team Defensive All-Conference Team.

Lindholm also earned a spot as punter, along with kicker Michael Ziola, redshirt freshman of Columbus, for Special Teams First Team All-Conference in the RMAC. The Eagles also had two players besides Beran included on the RMAC Second Team All-Conference Roster this season. Running back, Glen Clinton, freshman of Cody, Wyo., was listed on the Offensive Second Team All-Conference as was Sean McGowan, junior outside lineman of Lakewood, Colo. Accompanying Beran on the Defensive Second Team was James Belville, junior inside linebacker of Valentine. Keifer Burke, sophomore deep tackle of Brady was included on the RMAC Defensive All-Conference Third Team and Herblan accompanied him on the Special Teams Third Team as Punt Returner. As a team, the Eagles earned fourth in the RMAC rankings for the overall season. The team held an overall record of 8-3 and an RMAC record of 7-2, three spots under the rival University of Nebraska-Kearney Lopers. The Lopers earned the number one ranking with an overall record of 9-2 and had an RMAC record of 8-1 for the season. The Eagles did not have enough wins to make the Division II playoffs and ended their season on Nov. 13.

File photo by Kinley Q. Nichols

Glen Clinton, freshman of Cody, Wyo., rushes on Elliott Field during the 2010 season. Clinton earned RMAC Second Team AllConference for the season.


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Chadron State women swat Yellowjackets Photo by Kinley Q. Nichols

Kaitlin Petri, (5), senior guard of Kearney, drives the ball passed Sarah Mcnamee, (13), guard of Miles City, Mont., during Monday’s game against Montana State University Billings.

Julie Davis

Sports Editor The Chadron State women’s basketball team beat the Montana State University-Billings Yellowjackets 73-59 Monday in Armstrong Gym for their first win of the season. The team did not hold the lead until 4 minutes into the game. The Yellowjackets scored their first two points just 25 seconds after tip-off.

They held the lead and scored 5 more points before Marla Munsen, sophomore guard of Hershey, made a free-throw for the Eagles’ first point. That was followed by a 3-pointer that Kelsey Scott, junior guard of Douglas, Wyo., contributed, putting the score at 7-4. With 16 minutes still to go in the first half, Kada Williams, junior guard of Green River, Wyo., shot for two, and made her free throw to tie the score 7-7. Finally, the Eagles took the

lead 9-7 once Betsy Moler, sophomore guard of Rapid City, S.D., stepped in and scored her first 2 points of the game. The Eagles reached an 11-point lead before the Yellowjackets scored any more points at all. Just under 8 minutes to go, the Yellowjackets brought the score to 18-9 for the Eagles just to earn two more by Lindy McDaniel, redshirt freshman forward of Loveland, Colo. Montana State University Billings could not close the gap and

the Eagles had a 15-point lead of 33-18 by the end of the half. The Yellowjackets scored 2 more points at the start of the second half, but the Eagles soon flew ahead to a 19-point lead just 2 minutes in from a 3-pointer by Lexi Smidt, sophomore forward of North Platte. This was the largest gap between scores for the game, but the Eagles did not allow the Yellowjackets to get any closer than 11 points with two minutes left and a score of 69-58.

The team earned four more before the end of the game and only allowed one more Yellowjacket point on a free-throw with 28 seconds on the clock. The Yellowjackets had the last word, but it was not enough. The Eagles won 73-59 and now hold a 1-2 record on the season. Friday in Armstrong, the Eagles take on the Mesa State College Mavericks of Grand Junction, Colo. The Mavericks hold a 3-1 record.


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Tube Toppers

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Check out The Eagle staff ’s top picks for YouTube videos this week at csceagle.com:

#1

Hayley Williams singing Ignorance with Florian Gilbon Spontaneous performance with Hayley Williams on a street corner in France? Yes please!

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Danny MacAskill - “Way Back Home” - NEW street trials riding short film- Because, really, who doesn’t want to see some sick trail riding?

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Turkey Curling- Red Green, duct-tape toting, plaid-wearing, suspender-braced master of the possum lodge, demonstrates the fine art of turkey curling.

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Dec. 7 - Play Auditions, 5:30 p.m., M Hall Room 104 and both dressing rooms

Dec. 7 - Vocal Jazz and Jazz Band Ensembles, 7:30 p.m., M Hall Auditorium Dec. 8 - Newman Gathering, 5 p.m., Newman House, 907 Main Street

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Brust talks forests, glaciers at penultimate lecture in science series Sara Labor

Lifestyles Reporter Dr. Mathew L. Brust gave a presentation Nov. 19 as part of the Science Abroad series. His topic was “The Ecology of the Northern Rocky Mountains.” Brust and a group traveled to parks in Canada, Montana, and Washington in August 2009. Brust talked a little about going to see Glacier National Park in Montana, and how it has changed. Glacier National Park had 150 glaciers in the year of 1850, but that number has greatly decreased to only 25 in 2003. Brust said that for those who need proof of global warming, Glacier National Park should be proof enough. Brust also talked about other changes in the Rocky Mountains, such as the mountain pine beetle, which has destroyed many trees in the Rocky Mountain region. He said that the female pine beetles create a fungus,

which kills off the trees. He mentioned that there is much debate on why the trees are dying off so quickly, with some people saying it could be global warming and some saying it’s because of tree density. Brust said he stands beside the idea that trees are too densely compacted, due to fire suppression. This makes it easier for the pine beetles to move from tree to tree and infect them with their fungus. While in Canada, Brust and his group visited Banff National Park and Yoho National park. Brust said his group saw wonderful scenery and a variety of interesting plant and animal wildlife. He also said that they saw waterfalls which were “phenomenal.” He showed several pictures of the scenery and waterfalls. The final presentation in the Science Abroad series 5 p.m. today in room 144 of the Math and Science building.

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