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All four remaining candidates in 2012 GOP election are fighting for the nomination and the chance to face off against President Obama. Who will win?

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The men’s basketball team secure backto-back victories against Cameron University.


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Enrollment drops 368 for spring Spring enrollment at MSU has fallen to its lowest number in at least five years. CHRIS COLLINS EDITOR IN CHIEF

Spring enrollment is tentatively being reported at 5,723 students by administrators, a drop of 368 from last spring’s record-setting number of 6,091. The drop in enrollment will cost MSU roughly $500,000 in revenue, said Dr. Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management. This is the steepest drop in spring enrollment in at least five years, he said. Final enrollment numbers will be reported on the 20th class day, or Feb. 8, so although the 5,723 number isn’t final,

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it’s pretty close, Lamb said. “That’s about what we expected, frankly,” Lamb said. Administrators anticipated the enrollment shortfall for the spring when they saw numbers were down last fall. This means the “base” was down, Lamb said. The struggling economy and higher admission standards also contributed to the drop, he said. “We need to take a hard look at what we do as far as keeping and retaining students.” Lamb said getting students to enroll at MSU isn’t as important as keeping the students we have here. “I think we can do better at keeping students and helping them graduate,” he said. “We will take a look at that.” Last semester Lamb’s job title changed

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Two men arrested for computer thefts CHRIS COLLINS EDITOR IN CHIEF

Two men who are not students at MSU were charged with burglary of a building Jan. 12 after two computers were reported stolen from an office in Clark Student Center. Dylan Prouty, 19, and Christopher Tais, 21, of the metroplex, were arrested in Bolin by MSU police who observed them trying to conceal the computers under their jackets at about 7:30 a.m. According to MSU Chief of Police Dan Williams, each computer cost approximately $1,500. Authorities said Prouty and Tais had called a cab to take them back to the Ft. Worth area. When the cab arrived,

the two gave the driver a different name than they had given when they called. Williams said this made the driver suspicious. He told the men he would need the cash up front for the cab ride. Prouty and Tais did not produce the cash. The taxi driver called the Wichita Falls dispatcher citing strange behavior on campus. The men had given a fake name to the cab driver, Williams said. When questioned by officers, Tais gave them a fake name as well. Both were arrested shortly after. Both men are still jailed at Wichita Falls County Jail. Prouty is being held on a $20,000 bond. Tais is being held on $21,500 bond, one charge of failure to identify along with the burglary.

Video goes viral when student asks Tebow out BRITTNEY COTTIGHAM MANAGING EDITOR

Sophomore Brittany Salvesen says every now and then she has to do something crazy. On January 4 she did something that some may call wacky. She asked Tim Tebow to be her date to her Sigma Phi Lamda spring formal. Instead of sending the Denver Broncos quarterback a fan letter, Salvesen flicked on a webcam and posted, “Tim Tebow, Phi Lamb Formal?’ on YouTube. Three weeks later, the charming 48-second date proposal video has close to 90,000 views. “I just thought it would be fun,” Salvesen says. “Why not? I really admire Tim’s faith in himself and his faith in Christ.” Salvesen sees the devoutly Christian NFL star as the perfect date, mostly, be-

cause of their shared Christian faith. “I am not ashamed of my faith and obviously he isn’t either,” Salvesen says. “I grew up in a pastor family home also and I love doing missionary work in other countries and he does that as well. He is like a gentleman and I think he would respect me so I really think he would have respect for herself also.” According to Salvesen, her sorority sisters are just as excited as she is and are hoping for a response from Tebow. Her pastor father even further encouraged her to do the video. “I asked my dad first and he said go for it,” Salvesen says. “I think my parents kind of expected me not to do it, but I also think they thought I would do it.” No phone calls from Tebow so far, but

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Textile artist crafts massive installations with cascades of color BRITTNEY COTTINGHAM MANAGING EDITOR

Mixed media and installation artist Gabriel Dawe has art on a string. Dawe’s “Plexus no. 12” installation opened Friday at The Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts. It simply takes wood, string, a bit of imagination and lots of patience to create these installations of Dawe’s work to come to life. His artwork uses massive ribbons that dazzle with color to portray a sense of wonder. Dawe said he hopes this translates to students. “People are usually transported into this spontaneous childhood reaction (when they see the artwork),” Dawe said. “It’s really satisfying. I think these installations are a way to bring more joy into the world. That is one of the

key aspects of the installations.” The former graphic designer was born and raised in Mexico City and his Central American roots have greatly influenced his mesmerizing, largescale, three-dimensional artwork. “I grew up in a house where my parents collected fine handcrafts,” Dawe said. “They tended to be really colorful, rich colors and I think that’s one of the things that really influenced me.” But it was the old-fashioned Mexican gender roles that almost kept Dawe from pursuing his passion in art. “Growing up in Mexico City, there is a lot of macho culture,” Dawe said. “As a boy you aren’t supposed to do certain things and girls should stay in the kitchen. That really marked me. Now I try and challenge the idea of gender roles.” At a young age, he was fascinated with embroidery. This is still where a part of his current works stem from. “As a child I wasn’t allowed to (do embroidery) because it was a girl’s thing,” Dawe said. “So I started to do embroidery as an adult to challenge those traditional gender roles that

limit us.” In 1994, Dawe experienced life outside of Mexico on his own when he studied abroad in Nottingham, UK. It wasn’t until his late 20s when he moved to Canada that Dawe said he became an artist. “I had a desire to explore and live abroad,” Dawe said. “Being on my own, in a different country, I had the freedom to question what I was doing and the pursue what I really wanted to do.” After gaining dual citizenship, Dawe relocated to Texas where he gained an MFA in arts and technology at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dawe’s installation are exhibited around the world from Houston to Toronto to Barcelona. The artist admits to having some obsessive traits, saying they can be frustrating at times. “I was drawn (to art) because of the process,” Dawe said. “It is very slow and painstakingly obsessive in a way.” “Plexus no. 12” takes fiber art to the next level and will run until Feb. 3.

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The price of printing of each document. Now those labs will just be used to surf the Internet and do research. According to MSU’s website, the Of course printing will be availaverage cost of attending school in able, at a cost per page of the docuSpring 2012 for an in-state student ment. is $5,220.00 The “technology” fee won’t be Each students pays approximately waived though. It will still stand $110 per course on miscellaneous strong on your billing statement. fees. These fees are charged as Tuition is rising, gas prices are “energy surcharge fee,” “library use increasing and jobs are scarce. As a fee,” and “technology fee.” state-funded institution, it’s necesSince we pay these fees, we exsary to allow students to print their pect that we are able to use the assignments without a per-page fee. library, computers, the Internet and Professors are not migrating to the printers. all-digital route too quickly, either. These fees, it turns out, aren’t Many, if not most, professors still going to cover printing costs much print out their syllabi, hand out longer. assignment prompts, and definitely MSU is going to start charging to print out their exams. print documents from the labs. Students will still be required to First came double-sided printing, turn in hardcopies of their essays next came operation hour cuts, then and projects, but of course the cost they put a limit of only printing one of doing them will go up. our view

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Michael Dye, chief information officer at MSU stated that after this semester students will be able to print a certain number of pages, but after that number a cost will be applied per-page. The “free pages” will be calculated from calculating the average number of pages printed this semester. MSU has incorporated passcode and barcode systems into four of the computer labs, forcing students to enter their M number before printing the hardcopy and scanning their student ID at the printer before the document is actually printed. Although this pay-per-page system will probably save trees and cut operation costs for MSU, the average full-time student won’t be too happy having to carry around extra change just to make the grade.

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Healthy resolutions leave gym-goers packed like sardines


Every time I’ve ever made a New Year’s resolution, I’ve broken it. Truthfully, I haven’t made many New Year’s resolutions due to the fact that the selfcontrol required to keep to my resolu-

tion has always been more than I could muster. This year, though, I’m following it through. My goal? To lose 20 pounds by spring break! I’m four pounds down – that means 16 to go! But my resolutions aren’t the point. The point is many other people have made similar, if not the same, resolution! And, frankly, it’s showing. Three weeks into 2012, the gyms are still packed. Usually the resolutioners start dwindling by this time, but not this year. The pack is still going strong. The MSU Wellness Center is offering classes, just like it has every other semester, but the difference this time is the classes are packed to the breaking point. Yoga has seen an extreme spike in patrons. What looks like a large empty room before the class becomes a cramped, and

definitely stuffy closet. Close to 50 people show up to a Yoga class, and yes, this includes males! It seems that most classes are filled to the brim. Spin classes are, as always, popular at all hours, aerobics classes are hoppin’, and the dance classes are popular with the new and the seasoned. On one hand it is absolutely FANTASTIC that so many people are working toward bettering their health. On the other hand, I feel cramped and claustrophobic! So what’s the solution to these overflowing classes? Unfortunately we can’t get them to build another classroom, even though it is needed. However, there is a divider between the open exercise room and the spin room. The divider actually moves, making the room bigger.

So why won’t someone move it during the classes that need more space? It only takes a few minutes, and, as far as I know, all the Wellness Center attendees are mature enough not to bring hammers and screwdrivers into the session to purposefully break and tinker with the spin bikes during the class. Something needs to be done instead of turning away handfuls of people trying to better themselves! I’m sure that not every class needs more space, but for the classes that do need it, why not take the few minutes to give everyone a chance to participate? Enabling, not disabling, that is the key to running a successful workout center. It doesn’t seem like a lot; to ask that ten more students are able to join a workout class.

It doesn’t cost the school anything to move a room divider. It isn’t as though there is demand for another class to be offered for each overcramped session. The problem is a simple fix. A 5 minute solution that will allow classes to not be packed into a workout room like sardines in a can, make patrons comfortable in their environment, and, frankly, the temporary extra space could even bring in more visitors to the Wellness Center and encourage people to workout more often. It’s the little things that count to make a great university. The little things like towels, smiles, and, in this case, a goal to enable every student, alumni, and faculty member to make themselves healthier.

Blacking out for a cause


On Wednesday, more than 115,000 websites participated in the largest online protest in world history to oppose the SOPA and PIPA bills. URLs and HTTPs united STEFAN ATANASSOV FOR THE WICHITAN with physical demonstrators in New York City, San Francisco and Seattle to force the bills to be shelved indefinitely on January 20. Among the most fervent participants was Wikipedia, which blacked out its content for 24 hours. During that time, the website recorded as many as 17,535,733 views. In fact, SOPA and PIPA are cunningly sly disguises that authorities wear to hide some of the side effects of capitalism, which include, but are not limited to censorship and “slavery” of speech and expression. Officially, however, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) are US House of Representatives and Senate bills, respectively. The bills were proposed as means of cutting off websites that allow web users to pirate intellectual property. But let me tell you something before you start writing your thank-you letter to these authorities. Your own “intellectual property” has been stolen ever since the Motion Picture Association of America decided you are not mature enough to watch R-rated movies. Democracy and freedom of speech are just like Osama bin Laden’s death — a lot of people talk about it, but no one has ever seen it. SOPA and PIPA aimed to fight websites

such as The Pirate Bay (Sweden) and Megaupload (China). These websites, which are based outside of the U.S., offer downloads considered to be illegal in the states. Now, let’s revise the last paragraph. SOPA and PIPA aimed to fight websites such as Wikileaks, which gives out way too much secret information. The two bills are designed to operate by banning internet providers within this country from displaying unauthorized content from websites based outside USA. However, large internet corporations such as Google, YouTube, and Wikipedia feel intimidated by SOPA and PIPA, and argue that the bills pose threats to freedom of speech. Websites which host user-generated content are particularly vulnerable to the proposed laws. For example, YouTube would have to substantially alter its democratic policy to obey SOPA and PIPA. The bills will punish websites for the content a single user has posted. The copyright argument itself is controversial because often times both the media company and the artist profit from those illegal downloads and postings. The internet offers a tribune for every aspiring musician, and downloads of individual songs or even whole albums introduce the product to wider audience, which is eventually going to buy logo shirts and attend concert tours. The web has been responsible for the revolution of 21st century indie music and some of the bands which have used the internet for radical self-promotion including Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, and Bright Eyes. If SOPA and PIPA bills are passed, our culture will be largely limited to what MTV is playing. How do you feel about that? Do you feel like cursing? Please, don’t. You might get the “R” rating.

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MSU admins present new printing policy The policy will be used to cut down on excessive printing in some computer labs.

“We want to get an idea of how many copies per semester the average student is using.” Michael Dye Chief Information Officer


Starting fall 2012, you’ll have to pay for what you print at MSU. In fact, the university has already implemented new printing technology this semester. New printers with electronic monitoring devices have been installed in the four open computer labs to keep track of pages printed, said Michael Dye, chief information officer at MSU. The printers were installed in the labs inside Clark Student Center, Moffett Library, Dillard and Bridwell. Students will not be charged for any printing this semester – ¬so far, the new system is operating only in a monitoring mode, Dye said. Computer labs in Bridwell and Clark racked up 20,000 printed pages on the first day of classes, Dye said. He said students will need to enter



MSU has instituted a system that will charge students to print in some computer labs. How do you feel about this policy?

A: “I think that the new printing policy is dumb and it is a huge hassle when I am in a hurry.” Fidel Goytia Exercise Phys Senior

“I don’t think it matters that much because when we paid for our tuition and everything else, we might as well get to print.” Scott Cavada Psychology senior

“I pay for 50 printed pages a day, but I don’t use the lab everyday. And whenever I print things off I need to print about 100 pages. So, I don’t want to be charged for printing 100 pages in a day, even though I don’t print 50 pages every day” Tori Brown Nursing Sophomore We’ll be in the student center every Tuesday this semester finding answers to the issues you care about.

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In order to print in the four open computer labs this semester, students will now be required to swipe their student IDs. Next semester, studnets will be charged for printing. Photo by KASSIE BRUTON

their campus ID numbers every time they want to get a hard copy of a document. Then they’ll scan the barcode on their IDs at the printer. Instructions on how to do this are provided on the computer desktops. Dye said this system was implemented

to make printing more efficient. ”We want to get an idea of how many copies per semester the average student is using,” he said. “Then our plans for the upcoming semesters are to set a reasonable limit of free copies that a student can use. Beyond that limit, students will

eventually get charged for the copies they make.” Dye explained the decision was prompted not to penalize students, but rather to be fair to all students. MSU used as much as two million pages for the four labs and has spent roughly $100,000 on toner and paper, Dye said. “To afford this financially, we need to either raise the cost of tuition for every student, or to incorporate the new system, which is more reasonable — that way abusive or excessive printing will be at the expense of the person responsible.” Dye said the cost of the new printers is $ 1,500 a piece, provided by capital funds. Dye refuted some of the possible ar-

guments against implementing this system. One potential worry is that this system will block up traffic in the computer labs. Dye countered this fact: the printers in the four labs are connected to each other. As a result, all student printing requests will be saved in all four labs for 24 hours. So, for example, he said, if students don’t want to stand in line in the Clark computer lab at 6 p.m., they can print their documents in the Dillard lab at 9 a.m. the next day. All they will need to do is scan their barcodes. The new practice will possibly open new printing opportunities. Dye said the university plans to implement fancy color printers, glossy paper, and various other visual aids into the labs. Students appear to be confused with the new system. Tomas, a second semester freshman, acknowledges. The factor of self-control and predicts that people would really think twice before they print something unnecessary. However, he considers the system somewhat confusing for operating.

Apple sets out to transform textbooks ANDREA CHANGE AND WAILIN WONG MCT

Apple Inc. has already transformed the music, mobile phone and personal computing industries, and now the tech giant says its next chapter will be about reinventing textbooks. In New York on Thursday, at the company’s first product launch event since the death of Steve Jobs in October, Apple announced a trio of new or updated products _ the iBooks 2, iBooks Author and iTunes U applications _ that it said would uproot the traditional learning experience. With the new iBooks 2 app, students can download interactive textbooks to their iPads, usually for $14.99 or less, eliminating the need for a bulging backpack laden with out-of-date, hundreddollar textbooks. IBooks Author enables publishers and writers to create their own books using Mac computers and publish them to Apple’s iBookstore. And students can use the iTunes U app to receive course curricula, read textbooks, view presentations and lectures, and get assignment lists from their teachers through their mobile devices. The apps are available free of charge in Apple app stores. “It’s a game changer,” said John Bailey, former director of educational technology at the U.S. Department of Education, who said Apple was smart to tap into students’ preference for and familiarity with technology. “This is for education and publishing what iTunes and the iPod was for music.”

The aggressive foray into the education industry could elevate Apple’s popular iPad tablet into a must-have device for students, and it cranks up the competition between the company and Inc. The online retailing giant is a leader in the physical book-selling market and recently released its first tablet, the Kindle Fire, which was widely considered the iPad’s first real competitor; Apple’s venture into education could be a strategic move to get one step ahead of Amazon before it ramps up its own e-book initiatives. Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said 1.5 million iPads are already in use in education institutions and that the tablet was “rapidly being adopted by schools across the U.S. and around the world.” More than 20,000 educational apps are available in the company’s iOS App Store. The announcement also brought to fruition Jobs’ longtime dream of revolutionizing the publishing space, a goal he shared with biographer Walter Isaacson in his book “Steve Jobs.” “Jobs had his sights set on textbooks as the next business he wanted to transform,” Isaacson wrote. “He believed it was an $8-billion-a-year industry ripe for digital destruction. He was also struck by the fact that many schools, for security reasons, don’t have lockers, so kids have to lug a heavy backpack around.” “The iPad,” Isaacson quoted the tech visionary as saying, “would solve that.”

The company promised that the titles would be “an entirely new kind of textbook that’s dynamic, engaging and truly interactive” by featuring interactive animations, diagrams, photos, videos and navigation. Students would be able to highlight portions of the text with their fingers, take notes and instantly transform the sections into digital flashcards, for instance. “This is really, really different,” said Shaw Wu, senior technology analyst at Sterne Agee. “A standard e-book is basically a regular textbook _ it’s not interactive, it’s just in digital form. Now we’re talking about textbooks that’ll interact like a website.” Apple’s stock, which hit a record intraday high Thursday, slipped slightly to close at $427.75. Apple said it teamed up with three major publishing houses _ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill Education and Pearson _ that together account for 90 percent of textbook sales to deliver digital textbooks through its iBookstore. McGraw-Hill initially will focus on offering high school math and science titles, said Vineet Madan, the company’s senior vice president of new ventures and strategic services. (no mention of new discounts on iPads for students or schools. But Wu said students who go the iPad route for their textbooks would quickly find it to be cost-effective. “The initial cost may be high, but the whole ownership cycle is probably cheaper because you just carry that one

TEBOW from pg. 1 Salvesen thinks he has at least seen her video. “I think they are trying to let it fuzzie out and not say anything about it because they don’t want to draw anymore attention to the video,” Salvesen says. “My first thought is that he might not want to go or already has something planned and he might not want to decline publicly.” The sociology major said she has yet to be recongized on campus, but has been was surprised by the buzz her video. She doesn’t let some of the negative feedback get to her. “I wasn’t expecting the video to go crazy that fast,” Salvesen says. “It has been fun. There were some negative comments, but that really didn’t bother me that much. People were just posting crude things. There were just some really nasty comments that were inappropriate.” Salvesen does have some competition. Two weeks ago, 24-year-old youth pastor from Minnesota posted a YouTube video that has also went viral of her singing a song she wrote asking Tebow on a date. Social media has been used to break the barrier between celebrities and the norm.

Brittany Salvesen asked Broncos QB Tim Tebow to her sorority formal this spring. Photo by HANNAH HOFMANN

Last November, actress Mila Kunis attended the Marine Corps Ball after a soldier in Afghanistan asks her on a date via YouTube. In early January a fan of actor Jason Segel recorded and posted to YouTube a song about the How I Met Your Mother actor.

A week later, he responded by taking her to a red carpet event. “Using YouTube was the first thing that came to mind,” Salvesen says. “I think members of the military have asked out celebrities via YouTube so I just figured that was the most logical route to go. I thought then he could see what I look like and my expressions to see that I am not looking for money or anything like that. By using YouTube, I hoped other people would see it to so the more attention in a way that he just has to respond.” When asked where in Wichita Falls she’d like to show him, she laughed saying her church or the World’s Little Skyscraper downtown. Now that Tebow’s football season has come to a close, Salvesen hopes Tebow will have more time on his hands for a proper repsond to her no The formal is not until April, but Salvesen already has an outfit picked out and a back-up date just in case “I’ll actually be shocked if he says yes because I’m expecting him to already have something planned in advanced,” Salvesen says, “But (from this experience) I’ve learned that I can be a lot more assertive than I thought. It kind of does take some guts.”

iPad,” he said. “Doing it this way is actually lowering costs over the longer haul.”


CNN reported Monday that the MegaUpload founder was tried in a New Zealand court as the U.S. Department of Justice charged him with racketeering and copyright infrignment. Yahoo! News said Monday that 17 passengers from the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that sank in Italy, are still unaccounted for. Also, experts are beginning to salvage fuel from the ship to avoid an environmental disaster. A Jewish newspaper owner resigned after he ran a controversial column about Barack Obama. The article suggested Israel considered assassinating him. From MSNBC: a series of car bombings hit the Iraqi capital of Baghdad Monday, killing 14 people and wounding more than 70. At least 170 people have died in attacks in Iraq since the beginning of the year. Many of them Shiite pilgrims attending religious commemorations. Starbucks is now serving beer and wine in select cafes around the globe. President Barack Obama unveiled his new economic blue print during the State of the Union address Tuesday. This is a key issue for him while he faces re-election in November. The 2012 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday. NASA took photos of a solar flare erupting on the Sun’s northeastern hemisphere. The biggest concern of the flare is the amount of radiation hitting the earth.

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Storm chaser takes Midwestern on a spin Reed Timmer shares his passion for stormy weather during lecture JOSH HAYTER FOR THE WICHITAN

The sky is black and the air is hot. Clouds spin and a funnel begins to form. What once was a light breeze becomes a fierce wind as a tornado spirals down to the ground. While sirens wail and families hunker down in storm shelters, Reed Timmer stands fearlessly on a back-country road, camera in hand, capturing the raging force in all its fury as it rumbles across

the plains. Call it obsession. Call it passion. Intercepting extreme storms with reckless abandon brings him satisfaction. Timmer is a meteorologist and professional storm chaser who stars in the American documentary reality television series Storm Chasers. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology in 2002, a master’s in 2005, and received his Ph.D. in meteorology in 2011. He spoke in Akin Auditorium Tuesday night at the first Artist-Lecture Series of the semester. Timmer has devoted his life to researching weather and how it affects our

lives. The 2011 tornado season was one of the most active recorded in U.S. history, Timmer said. There were 900 tornadoes in April 2011. Over 100 tornadoes occurred from Arkansas to Georgia on April 15 alone. “Not only where there a lot of tornadoes, but they were very violent and unfortunately they were moving over very populated areas,” he said. “It’s such a helpless feeling when you have a powerful tornado above the ground heading at 70 miles per hour toward a very populated area with no atmospheric indication that it’s going to slow down at all.” Over 500 people lost their lives to the tornadoes of 2011.

“Most people heard the sirens and knew there was a tornado warning,” Timmer said, “But a lot of those people didn’t heed the warning and just thought it would be another weak tornado that would miss their house or wouldn’t happen at all.” Storm chasers and meteorologists help in three ways, Timmer said. They call in reports of tornadoes, hail and strong winds, they’re there to help soon after the storm and they do research and gather data in order to save lives in the future. Next in the Artist-Lecture Series is Collins Tuohy on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Akin Auditorium.

“It’s such a helpless feeling when you have a powerful tornado above the ground heading at 70 miles per hour toward a very populated area with no atmospheric indication that it’s going to slow down at all.” Reed Timmer Storm chaser

State of the Union frames Obama’s vision Obama explains how to save the American Dream STEVEN THOMMA MCT

President Barack Obama used an election-year State of the Union address Tuesday night to frame the national debate not as a referendum on him but as a pivotal decision on how to save the American dream. He boasted that the nation’s economy has improved, albeit slowly, from the depths of the Great Recession. “The state of our Union is getting stronger,” he said. But he said the middle class has been losing ground for decades, and he urged a new agenda of taxes and government

POLICE BLOTTER WEDNESDAY Jan. 4 An electronic pen, valued at $200 had been stolen from the MSU Bookstore. WEDNESDAY Jan. 11 Three teenagers were found jumping on the hoods of MSU Vehicles parked in the museum’s parking lot. THURSDAY Jan. 12 Two unknown males were dispatched for suspicious behavior. Both males were found to have MSU property on them. Both males were arrested and transported to Wichita County Jail. SATURDAY Jan. 14 A MSU Police Officer stopped a subject to inform him that riding a skateboard on campus was prohibited. The subject identified himself with a false name and date of birth. The subject was arrested for Failure to Identify. TUESDAY Jan. 17 A staff member reported that items had been stolen from his vehicle while it was located on MSU property. TUESDAY Jan. 17 A female student came to the MSU Police Department to report a laptop that was stolen from her Su ndance Courts Apartment. TUESDAY Jan. 17 A MSU student and former MSU student were found by Housing to have marjuana in their Sunwatcher Village apartment.

spending to tilt the playing field away from the rich and powerful and more toward the rest of the citizenry. Once, he said, Americans believed “the basic American promise that if you worked hard, you could do well enough to raise a family, own a home, send your kids to college, and put a little away for retirement. The defining issue of our time is how to keep that promise alive.” “No challenge is more urgent. No debate is more important,” he said. “We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by. Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.” The speech fleshed out a broad vision Obama laid out in December in a speech in Osawatomie, Kan., one modeled after a 1910 speech that Theodore Roosevelt gave in the same town laying out themes for what would become the Progressive Era. Among his proposals: a 30 percent minimum tax on millionaires, a minimum tax on companies that ship jobs overseas coupled with tax cuts for those that keep factory jobs at home, and a $200 billion, six-year plan to build roads, bridges and railways with money saved from bringing U.S. troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq. Obama opened his speech declaring


victory in bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq, eliminating Osama bin Laden, and beginning to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. That enables the country, he said, to “think about the America within our reach.” Republicans countered with a similar vision of a more prosperous America where everyone shares the bounty. But

they offered a far different agenda, and castigated Obama for policies they said have made things worse. “As Republicans our first concern is for those waiting tonight to begin or resume the climb up life’s ladder,” said Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana, giving the official Republican response. He said that Obama hurt the economy

with over-regulation of business, a refusal to allow domestic energy production, and proposals to raise taxes on the rich that amount to dividing the country. Obama insisted that his agenda is what’s needed to put the country back on track. “Millions of Americans who work hard and play by the rules every day deserve a government and a financial system that does the same,” he said. “It’s time to apply the same rules from top to bottom: No bailouts, no handouts and no copouts. An America built to last insists on responsibility from everybody.” Under the broad theme of helping build a fairer economy, Obama laid out proposals in four categories: helping restore U.S. manufacturing, improving U.S. energy independence, teaching workers new skills for a changing economy, and tax increases he called “a renewal of American values.” He proposed that millionaires pay a minimum tax of 30 percent, putting a precise number to the idea he proposed last year. The proposal comes as Republicans vying for his job all have proposed cutting taxes for the wealthy, arguing they are the ones who create jobs. Obama’s proposed tax rate would double the income taxes paid by one of those candidates: Mitt Romney revealed Monday that he made $20.9 million last year and expects to pay $3.2 million in taxes, a 15.4 percent tax rate.

SPRING from pg. 1 to include overseeing enrollment. He said he spent some of the Christmas break thinking of new ways to retain students. “We’re going to undertake a strategic enrollment management process,” Lamb said. “We need to figure out what sizes our classes are going to be, we need to figure out how to shape our classes.” He said administrators need to study services such as the Academic Support Center to get an idea of how to help and retain students.

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“It’s not just social programs, it’s what kind of support programs do we offer to help students be successful in the classroom,” Lamb said. “You have to look at programs where the demand is. You have to look at programs where the jobs are. You have to build attractive programs. We have to strategically grow our institution.” Lamb said many universities have undertaken this process of strategic enrollment management. He plans to implement a “steering committee” to plan the project.

CAMPUS BRIEFS WEDNESDAY Jan. 25 An information session concerning this spring’s campus volunteer program with the Humane Society and United Way’s Alternative Springbreak. The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. in the Multicultural Resources Room. WEDNESDAY Jan. 25 Looking to get involved? The Student Organization Fair will be held from 12-1pm in the CSC-Atrium. WEDNSDAY Jan. 25 As One Gospel is raising money for their cause. They will be selling cookies, cakes, and cupcake in the Clark Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At least a month, he said, needs to be spent studying enrollment data. “We have so much data out there we have to look at and make sense of to know where we’re at,” he said. Lamb said “enrollment management” is kind of a misnomer. “When most people hear the words ‘enrollment management,’ they think it’s just about recruiting students and bringing them here,” he said. “To me, that is half or less than half of the equation. If we can keep students here and give them the tools they need to be suc-

cessful, we can better shape our enrollment. We can be more selective in our enrollment. We can be more purposeful.” Lamb spoke about “stealth” applicants ¬– students who send out applications to numerous schools to increase their chances of being selected to one. “Students are increasingly applying to numerous school, hedging their bets.” Although 1,400 students applied to MSU in fall 2011, only about half of those accepted actually attended the university.

WEDNESDAY Jan. 25 Looking for a free good meal? The Baptist Student Ministry (located across the street from the library on Taft) hosts two free lunches at noon and 1 pm for MSU Students.

has their weekly meeting in Shawnee at 5:30 p.m.

FRIDAY Jan. 27 The University will be showing the movie Red Tails at the Sikes Center for only $3. Sign up in the Office of Student Development and Orientation (CSC 194).

TUESDAY Jan. 31 PROTECT YOUR BALLS! The Dodge ball Tournament that benefits MSU Relay For Life will be at 6 p.m. in the Don Flatt Gym. Contact for more info.

FRIDAY Jan. 27 Sign up for this year’s game of Humans v. Zombies! Register on the spot at the CSC Arrowhead Lounge. Pick up an HVZ ID Card. Free socks & bandanas... while supplies last!

FRIDAY Feb. 10 The Office of Student Development and Orentation is still accepting applications for Spirit Days Peer Counselor 2012! If you know of anyone who would qualify for the position and be a great leader, get them an application! We have the application available ONLINE until February 10, 2012 at 5:30pm

TUESDAY Jan. 31 The University Programming Board

TUESDAY Jan. 31 First Baptist Church hosts Portico; Downtown at 8 p.m.


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Remakes and reboots will rule 2012 Superheroes, crude humor and sequels are the ones to watch this year


The Woman in Black - February 3 Harry Potter....I mean Daniel Radcliffe sees 2012 as the year he has to prove himself beyond the walls of Hogwarts. Sure, he spent a majority of 2011 on Broadway in the revival of the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but he has yet to showcase his talents on the big screen without the Potter glasses. The Woman in Black is Radcliffe’s first major post-”Potter” role and will bring up the question: Can Radcliffe make the transition from child star to adult actor? He sure can! Radcliffe plays lawyer, father and widower Arthur Kipps. He uncovers haunting figures while staying in a mansion of a recently deceased client. One of those haunting figures is The Woman in Black (aka the female Lord Voldemort), who has plans to make his stay in this creepy mansion very unpleasant. At 22 years old, Radcliffe has saved Hogwarts and now is looking to take over Hollywood as well. 21 Jump Street - March 16 2012 will be the year of reboots and remakes. But 21 Jump Street? Wasn’t that the ‘80s TV show that started Johnny Depp’s career? Yes, and now some movie studios have decided to make it into a movie. The original TV series protrayed young officers doing undercover work in high schools and college to stop drug trafficking. The remake has a twist. It stars newly skinny Jonah Hill and the very good-looking Channing Tatum as undercover cops who pose as high school students to expose a drug ring. The trailer itself is loaded with profanity and hilarious hijinks, some tiptoeing on offensive. Two adult cops and underage girls in one film? The jokes practically write themselves. And to answer everyone’s questions - yes Johnny Depp will

be making a cameo. The Hunger Games - March 23 Now that the “Harry Potter” franchise is over and the “Twilight” series is coming to a close, The Hunger Games is coming to theaters to fill the void. The film is based on the young adult novel by Suzanna Collins. With North America in ruins, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Petta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) are chosen as victors from one of the 12 districts to fight to the death in the annual Hunger Games competition. Only 24 go in and one comes out. The victors must use their training and skills to survive. The fandom of “The Hunger Games” series is strong, but is it stronger than the Potterheads and Twilight fans? American Reunion - April 6 The fourth film in the “American Pie” series will be sure to bring in the laughs as the class of 1999 return for their high school reunion. Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan return to the big screen as the loveable Jim and Michelle, who now have two kids. Fans of the original film should be prepared for crude humor, sexual innuendos, “...that one time at band camp” references and jokes about Stifler’s mom. The Avengers - May 4 Superhero films always conquer the box office and 2012 will be no different. Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the Black Window (Scarlett Johansson) team up to save the world in The Avengers. But this will be no Justice League flick. With an estimated $220 million budget, this Marvel Comic movie will amaze fans in 3D. The Dictator - May 11 It’s safe to say Sacha Baron Cohen’s Dictator will be offensive. It will be controversial. It will also be one of the funniest movies of the year. The mockumentary chronicles his excellency Admiral General Aladeen (Cohen), dictator of the Republic of Wadiya, and his trip to America. The film also stars Anna Faris and Megan Fox. Oh, forgot to mention it

is based on a book by Saddam Hussein. Snow White and the Huntsman June 1 Two films based on the classic tale of Snow White will be released this year. The other film staring Lily Collins as Snow White and Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen is kid-friendly and light hearted. But Snow White and the Huntsman is darker and will probably be the most successful of the two. Kristen Stewart as Snow White should gather “Twilight” fans to theaters by her name alone. Stewart has had minimal success outside of Twilight in Indie films so this twist on Snow White could be her shot to be taken seriously as an actress. The Amazing Spider-man - July 3 Can The Social Network star Andrew Garfield fill the shoes of Tobey McGuire as Peter Parker? Audiences will have to judge for themselves this summer in a reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. Gwen Stacey will be portrayed by Emma Stone, who had a great year in 2011 in Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Help. Of course like every other big budget movie this year, it will be shown in 3D. The Dark Knight Rises - July 20 This movie will be the best of 2012. With director Christopher Nolan and Oscar winner Christian Bale things can’t go wrong. This film, taking place eight years after The Dark Knight, will sadly conclude the Nolan series. Bale is arguably the best Batman of the franchise and with an all-star cast, including Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Morgan Freeman, I’m already calling a Best Picture nomination. The Great Gatsby - Dec. 25 After phenomenal performances in films like J. Edgar, Leonardo DiCaprio has yet to win an Academy Award. 2012 will be his year as he portrays the iconic Jay Gatsby in the adaptation of the 1925 novel. Over the years, DiCaprio has proven he is more than Jack Dawson from Titanic. Give the man an Oscar! PHOTOS COURTESY

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Every new year comes with new resolutions. It may be nearing the end of January and many of us have not begun to get into the groove of our resolution regimens, but there are still eleven months left of 2012! So read over these suggestions and get into the mood to finally begin your beauty resolutions.




Your pores get clogged daily with oil, dirt, and makeup. They scream to be washed out, but many long nights studying or fun adventures with friends leave us too exhausted to spend two minutes to grant their wish. This needs to change. So pull out your hot pink washcloth, turn the water to a gentle warm, and get scrubbing! Your skin will thank you oh-so much. Clean Start Day/Night 3-Step Mini Kit ($18 at


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PAUL Rep. (R-Tex.) Ron Paul THE SKINNY: The libertarian from Texas placed second in the New Hampshire caucus and third in Iowa. Paul’s supporters say he has started a “revolution” amongst young voters by addressing foreign policy issues and by cautioning lawmakers to stay away from Iran. PROPS FOR: Being persistent (he’s been in this race three times) and thoughtfully questioning the role of big government in American society. WHY THE HATERS HATE: Paul attracts less attention from the media than other candidates and gets less time to speak during debates. Cynics say he can’t get enough votes to win the bid. He also takes hardline stances on immigration and homosexuality. IA: 21%

NH: 23%

All of these guys really wanted to win the South Carolina primary election. But Newt Gingrich,

amidst a newly broken sex scandal, rose to the top, winning by a wide margin. The victory is bound to propel him to take Florida next, as it has with most candidates who win in the South Carolina. From 1980 to 2008, the Republican candidate who won South Carolina has also won the nomination from the party. The state has helped to elect Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Geroge Bush to the United States presidency. Now Romney will have to fight an uphill battle to take votes from the Gingrich camp.


Frm. Sen. (R-Penn.) Rick Santorum

THE SKINNY: The former Senator from Pennsylvania has built a campaign for the 2012 primaries based almost solely on bringing the United States back to God. He hadn’t garnished much media attention until he placed first in the Iowa polls. PROPS FOR: Bringing sweatervests to the forefront of couture popularity and not quitting the race after a brutal glitter bombing by protesters. WHY THE HATERS HATE: He’s been critisized for racist remarks (did he say black people or blah people?) during speeches. There is also an unfortunate linkage between his last name and something very, very nasty. Google it. IA: 24.6%

SC: 13%

NH: 15%

SC: 17%


Paul, Gingrich and Santorum and Romney have battled for the limelight during the 2012 GOP Presidential Primary season. Tied neck in neck, they all head to Florida for the next round of voting.


GINGRICH Frm. Speaker of the House (R-Ga.) Newt Gingrich THE SKINNY: As former speaker of the house, Gingrich possesses great skill over words and rhetoric. He has used his sharp tongue to get his socially and economically conservative agena over to other candidates and the press. PROPS FOR: Beating the pants out of Romney in South Carolina (Santorum barely beat him in Iowa) and calling Romney out for his track record at Bain Capital.

ntil last week, it seemed as if Mitt Romney, fomer Governor of Massachusetts, was destined to receieve the 2012 GOP bid for president. He’s better funded than any of his three competitors and he weilds more political support. He also received more time to speak during debates than other candidates. That’s why many people were probably surprised when Romney beat former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum by a measly eight votes in the Iowa caucus. They were even more surprised when Santorum was announced the winner two weeks later after the results of a recount were announced. And Newt Gingrich pummelled Romney in the South Carolina polls Saturday, beating him by a margin of 14 percent. Long story short: if Romney wasn’t worried about getting the bid at the beginning of the campaign, he is now. Now Gingrich is poised to take the lead (if he doesn’t already have it) with strong support in Florida. If the past repeats itself, voters can expect vicious super-PAC ads to be released from all four of these candidates’ camps. This race is heating up, and Romney is in the hot seat. After the contest in Florida, the American public will find out if Gingrich is another flash in the pan or if he really has what it takes to beat Romney.

WHY THE HATERS HATE: Gingrich has been accused of cheating on his wife and taking money from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae while the companies were being bailed out by the government. IA: 13%

NH: 9%

SEE YA Huntsman and Bachmann just didn’t have what it takes to last through the GOP primaries.


SC: 40%

ROMNEY Frm. Gov. of Massachusetts Mitt Romney THE SKINNY: Mitt Romney is the best funded and politically-connected of the four candiadates. He amassed a small fortune as the head of Bain Capital, though the company has proved to be Romney’s albatross during the race. PROPS FOR: Being a very successful businessman and actually implementing public healthcare in Massachusetts. WHY THE HATERS HATE: Romney has flip-flopped on important issues such as healthcare, citizenship for illegal aliens and even having knowledge of the content of his own super-PAC ads. And until he lost in South Carolina, Romney had even flip-flopped about whether he would release his tax returns. IA: 24.5%

NH: 39%

SC: 28%

Rep. (R-Minn) Michelle Bachmann

Frm. Gov. John Huntsman

Bachmann never made much of a splash in the 2012 primary race. She dropped out of the contest after a poor showing in Iowa.

Huntsman has served in four presidential administrations, but speaking fluent Mandarin Chinese couldn’t help him win in this contest.

IA: 5%

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Mustangs beat Aggies home and away Savannah Carver and Jazman Patterson help Lady Mustangs strut past Cameron University. DAMIAN ATAMENWAN SPORTS EDITOR

Savannah Carver finds space for a lay-up. Photo by HANNAH HOFMANN.



It was barely five months ago when Manchester United humiliated Arsenal the same day Manchester City left Tottenham Hotspur and their home fans down in the mouth. Totteham’s home fans had witnessed a 5-0 thrashing by City at White Hart Lane while Arsenal’s 8-2 demolition was at Old Trafford. Will these Manchester clubs, who currently top the league table, continue to torment the Londoners? The Spurs had a little hope as they endured a goal-less first half with an intention to make an impact after the break. City, on the other hand, was disappointed with the draw at first then watched Samir Nasri and Joleon Lescott send home two quick goals. David Silva sent a fine through pass to Nasri and the Frenchman gently tucked it away. Lescott was able to knock in a goal from Nasri’s corner kick in the 59th minute to give Robert Mancini’s side a two-goal advantage. Tottenham were having a bad afternoon until Daniel Defoe found his way past City’s defense and then got the better of Joe Hart before rolling in the visitor’s opener. It wasn’t long after when Gareth Bale curled in an outstanding ball beyond Hart’s reach. Unfortunately for the Spurs, Ledley King’s tackle on Mario Balotelli at the end of the additional time forced the referee

to point to the spot. Balotelli scored the penalty kick as Manchester City extended its consecutive home wins to 11. Harry Redknapp’s side had a chance to steal a win but Bale’s cross was not completely favorable to Defoe. While Manchester City and their noisy fans celebrated yet another home victory, neighbors Manchester United were settling down in London preparing to ruin Arsene Wenger’s Sunday afternoon. The Red Devils got on the scoreboard first when Ryan Giggs delivered a fine cross for Antonio Valencia to head. It took 45 minutes for the winger to finally shake the Emirates Stadium but Valencia was glad with his first goal against the Gunners. Then in the 51st minute, Robin van Persie took the liberty of missing a neargoal attempt after an unselfish pass from Tomas Rosicky. The skipper must have sworn to make up for that mistake as he took maximum advantage of the 71st minute opportunity. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was the architect of the equalizer and Wenger’s decision to substitute him stirred disapproval in the fans’ mind. If you thought the fans were mad you should have seen the expression that ran across their faces when Danny Welbeck scored the game winner for United. Valencia’s clever footwork in the box sparked confusion in the Gunners’ defense, leaving room for the striker to score with zeal. United had to play without captain Nemanja Vidic who is out of the season with a knee injury. City’s captain Vincent Kompany was absent as a result a straight red card her picked up against Liverpool. There we have it; the rematch of Aug. 28, 2011 was again disappointing for the London clubs. Still, the major battle is between current first place contender Manchester City and second place Manchester United. Both clubs will be anxious on April 28th, when they meet for the second leg of the Premier League. Tune in next Tuesday as Manchester United hosts Stoke City and Manchester City will face Everton at Goodison park.


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The Midwestern State women’s basketball team secured back-to-back triumph against Cameron University at home and away. The Lady Mustangs had won seven straight games and were looking to maintain the winning streak. Midwestern hosted the first contest which ended 46-41 to the relief of the Lady Mustangs and their fans. Kirsti Degelia led her team with 11 points to her name while Savannah Carver came close with seven. Head Women’s Basketball Coach Noel Johnson lauded the efforts of Carver and Degelia. “Savannah and Kirsti both had a great game and did well in scoring,” she said. According to Johnson, eight players got to score in both games and this speaks well of the offense. Cameron University’s Sabelle Diata, Julie Paunovic and Nicole Pendarvis combined efforts and were able to place

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ten points each on the scoreboard. While other players focused on extending their team’s points, Shatoia Gober and Cierra Thomson focused on rebounds with ten and nine respectively. Diata and Paunovic also singled themselves from the crowd with the former making 15 rebounds and the latter rebounding 12 times. The Lady Mustangs traveled to Lawton, Oklahoma where they concluded their week by serving their hosts with a 65-58 win. MSU took control of the rivalry by playing exceptionally well in game two. Johnson based the improved scoreline on the fact that the offense did a better job attacking the glass. Carver led the contest with a stunning 27-point game and still managed to snatch six rebounds. She was the only Lady Mustang to score in double figures last Saturday. Diata, again, went ahead of her teammates by scoring 14 points and getting 13 rebounds. Alexis Williams also had 14 points and with Pendarvis’ 12 points, the foundation of the Aggies’ 58 points was laid. Johnson expressed how important both wins were to the team.


“It gives us a lot of confidence going into the second half of the conference,” she said. Although other Mustangs did not attain high figures, they contributed what they could to take their team up to 65. “It is tough to play a team twice and not over prepare,” Johnson stated. “Our team did good in winning.” Jazman Patterson finished off strong with nine points and ten rebounds, Dianna Jones claimed seven points and Thomson settled with five points and six rebounds. Patterson was impressed with her performance as well as her team’s hard work. “We played hard and showed a lot of character and pulled a win,” she said. According to Patterson, game two was easier to play because the team had more time to adjust. “I love my team and we are all working hard,” she said. “We all have great potential for this year.” The Mustangs’ victory improved them to 13-3 overall and to 9-1 in Lone Star Conference play. After hosting Texas A&M Commerce, Midwestern State will visit Tarleton State this Saturday. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.

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Soccer superstar David Beckham extended his contract at L.A. Galaxy to two years. On Saturday, ex-Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died of cancer at age 85. The New York Giants will face The New England Patriots in Superbowl XLVI on Feb. 5, 2012. Serena Williams was knocked out of the Australian Open Monday by Ekaterina Makarova. On Jan. 19, Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke died from injuries she sustained during training at Park City, Utah. Danica Patrick will miss Indy 500 this year to focus on her NASCAR career. Ross Ford was awarded Scotland captain for the Six Nations campaign. Chicago Bulls star Luol Deng picked up a wrist injury that threatens his spot in Great Britain’s Olympics team. David Price beat John McDermott in 73 seconds before claiming the English heavyweight title. The New York Rangers earned 40th shutout after defeating the Winnipeg Jets. Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish signed a six year contract with the Rangers.




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MSU pulls double wins against Cameron Darrick Thomas’ buzzer beating lay-up was a game decisive move. DAMIAN ATAMENWAN SPORTS EDITOR

Freshman Derrel Gibbs goes for a three-pointer in last Wednesday’s battle against the Aggies. PHOTO BY HANNAH HOFMANN.

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT The athlete spotlight is where we recognize outstanding players in all university sports. Michael Loyd and Jazman Patterson both displayed excellent athletic prowess during their respective games last week.

After a disappointing loss at Eastern New Mexico, the Midwestern State basketball team was able to bounce back by defeating Cameron University last Wednesday night. The Aggies’ visit to the D.L. Ligon Coliseum was tough for them as well as their hosts. Both teams went back and forth with taking the lead with the offence striving to make an impact in the Wednesday night brawl. Thomas Colbert, JaMichael Rivers and Dejuan Plummer contributed seven points each to help the Mustangs gain 32 points in the first half, Michael Loyd was up close with six points to his name. Loyd improved in the second half as he combined strength and hard work to get 13 points on the scoreboard. The guard led Midwestern State’s scoring with an overall 19 points. Milton Garner, on the other hand, impressed his side by outscoring everyone with 28 points. In spite of Garner’s phenomenal performance, Darrick Thomas stole the thunder with a remarkable buzzer-beating rebound as the Mustangs edged an 82-80 victory over the Aggies. The Mustangs returned the visit last Saturday and defeated Cameron University with an even larger margin in a game that ended 66-51. Loyd was at his best as he claimed 16 easy points for MSU while teammate David Terrell put in 13 through the hoops. While Loyd tallied the most points on the court, Colbert recorded the most rebounds as he diligently retrieved the ball 11 times. The away victory put the Mustangs at a 15-1 on the season and 8-1 on the Lone Star conference play. The Mustangs will visit Tarleton State this Saturday. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

Michael Loyd earned Lone Star Conference offensive player of the week.

Jazman Paterson was awarded Lone Star Conference women’s offensive player of the week.

35 points 9 rebounds 2 blocks

15 points 15 rebounds 3 blocks


The MSU rugby team lost 24-10 in its visit to The University of Dallas in a friendly match Saturday. Coach Doug Elder and the soccer team has started practice with full force. According to head fitness instructor, Anna Jentsch, the group fitness classes at the wellness center have been packed wall to wall. Cycling classes have been filling up even as early as 5:30 a.m.

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