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New police vehicles patrol university grounds HEAF used to lease snazzy upgraded rides ANDRE GONZALEZ FOR THE WICHITAN
“Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do? What you gonna do when they come for you?” MSU campus police can use Inner Circle’s one hit as inspiration now that they have two new Ford F-150 squad pickup trucks to help in the fight against crime. The trucks were being sported all over campus in the beginning of March, causing raised eyebrows and having many students speculate as to where the funding came from to pay for them. “Actually it was HEAF (Higher Education Assistance Funds) money, which is constitutionally given to the institution by the state every year,” said Keith
Lamb, vice president of student affairs. “It’s not student money, not student fee money, not tuition increase money, or parking fee money.” The money given by the state is also separate from the university’s appropriations. HEAF is used on university capital projects, and cannot be used for anything else, according to Lamb. The fund goes toward numerous items on campus and new police trucks happened to be on the menu for the 20112012 school year. The vehicles are not fully purchased by the university. Instead, they are being leased for three years at about $4,300 per year per unit. At the end of three years, the school will have pitched in $25,800. The school will then have the option to pay the remaining balance or trade the trucks in for other models.
“We’re upgrading our police equipment, and safety is one of our top priorities,” Lamb said. “We need to equip our police adequately so that they can provide good services and part of that are vehicles to respond to situations.” The fresh Ford V-6 four-doors will replace the 2005 Dodge Dakota models the police department has utilized for seven years. During that time, the vehicles had their share of wear and tear. “Most of our operations are at 1520 miles per hour or sitting in idle, and that’s very hard on a vehicle,” MSU police chief Dan Williams said. “I even encourage them to drive on the highway just to run them at a higher speed.” With low operation and a lot of idle time, the motors see the damage and there is only so much preventive mainte-
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Recycling dumpsters will save MSU funds KYLE EGAN FOR THE WICHITAN
City council hopeful Casey O’Donnell hopes MSU students will contribute to his campaign. Photo by KASSIE BRUTON
Political science student running for council seat BRITTNEY COTTINGHAM MANAGING EDITOR
While some seniors count down the days to graduation, Casey O’Donnell is leading campaign meetings and gathering registered voters. He’s running for Wichita Falls City Council. O’Donnell, a political science major, hopes to named the District 3 councilor seat on May 15. Elections being May 12. If elected, he would be the youngest city councilor in the past 20 years. The city council is an advisory board over the decisions of the city. Council duties include approving the city budget and hearing concerns brought to the city’s attention. The 21-year-old, who will be graduating in May, said his chances are good because of the great support surrounding him. “I have received a lot of support toward my campaign from a lot of people,” he said. “What has surprised me is the level of support from individuals I didn’t know before the campaign process. This help has been instrumental
in my campaign so far.” He said when he saw his district’s seat was up for election, it was his opportunity to serve the people of Wichita Falls and have a positive impact on the city. “I always saw it as the best avenue to truly be able to make a difference and impact people’s lives,” he said From a young age, this Pennsylvania native has a vested interest in politics. O’Donnell has been involved in the Teen Court Program and even elected president of the Junior Bar Association. After graduating from Rider High School in 2009, he came to Midwestern to pursue his bachelor’s in political science with a minor in history. After his final semester in May, O’Donnell intends to enter into the master’s programs of public administration, which he says he will continue to pursue even if elected. He said it is important to get involved in city government because it is involved in every aspect of citizens’ lives. “The toothpaste we use is regulated by the federal government, the water we receive is from the city, the roads we drive on are maintained by the city, and the taxes we pay are controlled by
the government,” he explained. “When you really think about it, government is one of the most involved institutions in our lives and if we aren’t involved and aware we can’t protect what matters most to us.” His goals are to be heavily involved in the public sector. According to O’Donnell, that is where he can make the biggest difference in people’s lives. “My greatest strength as a politician is my ability to see and understand the perspective of all individuals involved whether I agree or disagree with their views,” he said. This is one of the many lessons O’Donnell has picked up through his years in the political science department. He credits his education at MSU with preparing him for this election. “We have a really great group of professors that all bring something unique to the table and all of them have given me a great understanding of the field,” he said. Local business owner and MSU alumni, Brian Hooker has also qualified to run for the seat. Despite the 11-year age difference between himself and his
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MSU has placed three recycling dumpsters on campus to encourage students and faculty members to become involved in conservation. The initiative will also save MSU $1,600 annually. Kyle Owen, associate vice president of Facilities and Services, and Dominique Calhoun, coordinator of Multicultural Services Student Development and Orientation, pioneered the recent project. “Currently we have three orange recycling dumpsters placed on different ends of the campus and they are easy to locate,” Owen said. One dumpster is adjacent to the Dillard building behind the Print Shop. Another is in the parking lot of Dillard behind the Clark Student Center by Sunwatcher Plaza. The third is located behind the residence halls by Pierce, Trigg, and Killingsworth dorms in the parking lot. Owen said he had concerns about costs, which include placing 4-yard to 8-yard dumpsters on campus and container change outs. Before the new dumpsters were implemented MSU was paying approximately $1,308 for six 4-yard containers month-
ly. The containers cost about $1,000. Now there are three 6-yard recycling containers that replaced the regular dumpsters. IESI Commercial Recycling worked out an agreement with MSU. “The cost was minimal,” Owen said. The dumpsters from IESI cost approximately $170. The university plans to save $85.50 a month during this trial phase, but that figure includes expenses. It cost the university $120 to change out the three dumpsters for special recycling dumpsters. “It’s an effort to do our part,” Owen said. “My take is really about the dollars. Going green was not my main focus, but it is a plus. The cost of dumping constantly concerns me. The recycling bins should reduce the amount of dumps per week.” Owen credited Dominique Calhoun for the project. Calhoun said he is confident the project will be a success. “The recycling dumpsters are on a two-month trial basis right now,” said Calhoun. “If there are not substantial differences in saving money, MSU will of the questions on the application asked if
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Students hit with rising dining prices in the café KASSIE BRUTON FOR THE WICHITAN
The nationwide rise of food and gas prices has forced MSU to hike dining service rates. The decision was made in February by the Board of Regents. Meal plans will go up as well the cost of individual meals. “This next school year, food and beverage cost are expected to be near, if not more than, six percent while fuel is expected to climb closer to $4 a gallon,” said Dail Neely, dean of students. The 19-meal plan has increased 2.74 percent. This would be a $40 boost from last year. The largest increase, however, will affect students who attend summer classes. “Summer meal program increase is almost identical to fall and spring,” he said. “I guess I’m not having a meal plan.
First of all $9 is already expensive as it is. Why would I pay $9 when I can go somewhere else and pay cheaper,” said sophomore Erin Loe. Students without a meal plan will now have to pay over $6 per meal to eat in the dining hall. Commuters will suffer a small increase when it comes to meal block plans. For 100 meals students will now have to pay $720, which is equivalent to purchasing 100 meals during the lunch hours. “I have the 100 meal plan so I think that’s kind of ridiculous to pay eight or nine dollars if you only eat one plate of food for one meal,” said sophomore Courtney Nevil. When making the decision to raise rates, Neely said the department considered the rise in fuel, food, employment cost and environmentally factors such as droughts, food shortages and global demands.
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On March 11, U.S. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly murdered native civilians in Afghanistan. While many Afghanis have demanded blood justice for these killings, the United States government has opted to take a different route. Money. The U.S. plans to award families $50,000 per deceased family member, and $11,000 compensation for each person wounded. If the families of these deceased are receiving compensation from the United States government, shouldn’t the same type of courtesy be extended to the families of the deceased U.S. soldiers killed by the Afghan people? You will notice that the Afghani government isn’t coming forward to apologize or offer to pay for those
wrongful and uncalled for deaths caused by its citizens. That’s not going to happen. No, the Afghanis see America as an occupier, not a liberator. And that’s not likely to change. Soldiers don’t exactly endear themselves when they urinate on corpses or torch piles of Qurans. You can’t fix those things with money. They want us out. Meanwhile, we soldier on as the military throws its human treasure and our treasury into the quagmire. These latest killings will cost the U.S. government about $1 million. Small change in the total that keeps mounting in the 10-year war. It’s going to take more than money to patch things up. Money didn’t work when the U.S. came into the country with suitcases full of cash that it can’t track to this day.
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In fact, some of this money probably went for weapons used against our own soldiers. The U.S. loves to throw money at its problems. It’s our nature. Over here that might work. Over here it often works. But our problems in Afghanistan go deeper than dollars. The only solution is to get out. But that’s going to happen only after a lot more money and lives have been lost. Trying to solve our problems in Afghanistan with money has proved only slightly more insipid than trying to solve them with bullets. And now, as the bodies pile up in that arid place, our pocketbooks are languishing. The monetary cost associated with this cumbersome conflict is exceeded only in human cost. Are you ready to foot the next bill?
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Local theatre causes woes
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With the re-release of Titanic approaching, it got me thinking; why does it seem like Carmike, the mall movie theatre, always gets the good movies? Cinemark is newer, cleaner and an obvious choice for a comfortable watching experience. Yet time and time again this theatre screens less interesting and anticipated movies. After all, we are paying for an experience, not just a movie, right? Why are we spending the same amount of money for a movie when we aren’t getting the same product? The Hunger Games was the first anticipated blockbuster film since Twilight: Eclipse, more than a year ago. Yes, it was more than a year ago that a popular/anticipated movie was shown at Cinemark. In our culture if we don’t like something, we are going to make that known or at least make a statement by choosing not to do it or participate in it. If a person gets bad service at a restaurant enough times, they stop going to that restaurant, yet they disregard this same logic when choosing a movie theater. Wichita Falls is small and gives very few options to customers. If you have waited all winter long for the summer release of your favorite book turned big-screen movie, you are going to see it re-
gardless of where it is being shown. This fact keeps consumers at the mercy of the market. And here, that market is tiny. However, people have more power than they think. The best way to see a change is to let people know how you feel. The most effective way to see this change is to complain to the company or organization you have an issue with. Most businesses have a whole team known as PR or Public Relations, which is dedicated to making sure customers are getting what they want. Until people stand up and boycott the current state of the Carmike movie theatre, nothing will be done. Until people demand for better accommodations; like a theatre that doesn’t smell like urine, stadium seating where an adult can sit in front of you and you’re still able to see the screen, or a lobby and concession stand that won’t confuse every person in line, the problem doesn’t really exist to the theatre. On April 4, 2012 the second top grossing film of all time will be re-released in theaters across the nation. The graphics are supposed to be phenomenal and the experience even better than the first time it was released, all thanks to 3D technology. Yet the idea of watching it at Carmike doesn’t sound appealing to me. I would rather drive the two hours and really experience the movie in all of its true glory, rather than cheapen (or even destroy) the experience by watching it at the crappy accommodations the mall theatre provides. If more people took this stance, it would force Carmike to provide better accommodations and we could finally see a change in the way we see movies in Wichita Falls. We aren’t going to be getting an IMAX any time soon, so fixing what we have now is the best option. The next time you want to see a movie and realize it’s not at Cinemark, really take a minute and consider taking a drive to Dallas, Fort Worth or even Oklahoma City and really see the movie as it was intended to be seen; in a good theater where you can enjoy not only the film, but also the whole experience.
Corrections: In our March 21 issue, The Wichitan reported that Thomas Marrow was invited by the mechanical engineering and computer science department to speak March 31. The mechanical engineering department was not involved with the program.
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POLICE from pg. 1 nance can do. “Every so often you have to switch out vehicles,” Lamb added. “They were just fairly inadequate to meet the needs of today’s campus security.” One of the newer trucks boasts a cage system, a fenced barricade that separates the front and back seats. The cage is almost standard in any law enforcement vehicle, but MSU didn’t have it in their older models, which allowed for an easy escape. “It at least gives our officers the ability to hopefully transport people in a safer environment,” Williams said. Over the past summer, MSU police arrested a student who was intoxicated and had several run-ins with MSU law before. The student was handcuffed with arms behind his back, and placed in the front seat of the squad unit. As the student was driven to the county jail for booking, he was able to slip out of handcuffs and unclick his seat belt in an attempted to escape the vehicle, which was traveling 45 mph. “Fortunately, we had two officers, one driving and one in the back and they were able to restrain the student and handle the situation,” Williams said. Williams said the student was so intoxicated that he didn’t know what he was doing. “With the new units we wanted to put a cage in at least one of them,” Williams said. “In the past if we’ve had a situation where someone was fighting. We had to call the city or county to transport them because they had cage systems.” More modern conveniences include LED light bars, a newer police communications system and four doors.
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Some students question why the school continues to purchase pickup trucks rather than sedans, like a Ford Crown Victoria, the traditional police car. “We like the pickups so much because we always have to haul barricades around campus to block things off,” Williams said. “There have been times where we’ve had to haul trailers to the football stadium for various events. It
just works for us better to have a pickup versus a car.” Lamb has plans to further update the police department. “We’re actually getting grants right now to upgrade equipment,” Lamb said. “One of my priorities is to make sure our campus is safe and our police have the adequate equipment to protect us all.” Hiring a new police officer is also a possibility.
“We could probably use another officer or two, quite frankly, but we’ve come leaps and bounds in the last three years of the number of officers employed,” Lamb said. “So we have fairly good coverage. What you’ll probably see is just more modern equipment.” An interagency operability communication system is also in the future for the police force. The current communications system
used by campus police does not dovetale with city and county equipment, which is something Lamb wants to change. “Obviously if there’s an emergency on campus we need to communicate with local and county authorities adequately,” Lamb said. “So we’re working on upgrading that equipment as well.”
O’DONNELL from pg. 1 other candidates, his entire life’s goal and passion has been to be in the public sector. “Most candidates are very successful in another field first such as business or law and later in life decide to venture into politics,” he said. “My plan is to start and end my career in politics and give it my full dedication.” Dr. Michael Preda, one of O’Donnell’s biggest influences, has been his adviser
and taught a number of his courses during the past three years. Preda was also the adviser for Hooker when he attended Midwestern. “(O’Donnell) is an excellent political science student,” Preda said. “Since I know both candidates, one as a current student and the other as an alumnus, I find them both to be fine young gentlemen and responsible citizens of Wichita Falls.”
Dr. Jeremy Duff said the political science department offers several classes that spend time discussing campaigns and elections, especially within the American politics block. “I’m proud of Casey for choosing to run,” Duff said. “We encourage our students to be proactive in the community and to involve themselves in politics. I wish him well, and at the very least hope he learns something valuable from this
experience.” Through the election process over the last month, O’Donnell said he has learned a lot about the behind the scenes details that happen during an election. “I am definitely not working alone on this and have been lucky to have a lot of support,” he said. His family has helped him set and run campaign events while his fiancée is in charge of his social media approach.
O’Donnell admires the political aspects of President James K. Polk and President George W. Bush’s ability to guide America through 9/11 “I can bring a new perspective to the council that they can more closely relate to,” he said. “I genuinely just want to do my best to help the people of Wichita Falls and I will make every effort possible to make this city a better place.
RECYCLING from pg. 1 we recycled,” Calhoun said. Calhoun said he wants the MSU community to get involved with the project. He has recycling advice for faculty and students in the dorm. “Paper, plastic, aluminum, steel, glass, junk mail, tin, cardboard (preferably broken down), and washed out milk jugs can be thrown in,” said Calhoun. Styrofoam, wood, electronics, cigarette butts, food and compost are not welcome. Calhoun has specific suggestions on throwing plastic bags in the recycling bins. Plastic bags cannot be bunched up with other plastic bags. The bags have to be separated, but other recycling goods can be thrown into one bag. IESI will sort out all the recyclables. Calhoun said he has been studying about carbon footprints and cutting down waste. A person’s carbon footprint is calculated by totaling all of a person’s carbon dioxide emissions. Activities such as, oil and gas in power plants, automobiles, industrial facilities, cause larger emissions. Calhoun is pleading with students to help kick start this movement. “I want to reiterate this is a trial period. We are encouraging students to recycle for our school so we can track our school’s carbon footprint. It is all contingent if people use it,” he said.
Calhoun commended River Bend Nature Center on their recycling efforts. He said, however, the fact that their bins are picked up from out of town is a problem. This cost more money. After a couple phone calls and meetings, Calhoun met with IESI, which is local. Calhoun said he was excited to see IESI could accomplish his proposal locally. He felt there was an opportunity to instill recycling on campus and that student housing could spearhead it. “President Keith Lamb Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and Kyle Owen supported me. I give them huge credit. Afterwards President Dr. Jesse Rogers said yes to the agreement,” said Calhoun. Being an environmental activist is a stretch but not an exaggeration to what Calhoun wants to accomplish. “To go completely green is very cost expensive and not within the budget, “said Calhoun. “Having only three dumpsters brings minimal cost difference. If the campus had half of their dumpsters recyclable we would see dramatic results. It helps our environment which is the main benefit of my proposal.” A spokeswoman for IESI is expected to come on campus soon to talk about the campaign. No information or date has been set.
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The darker side of the doughnut world Professor has a doughnut in her office that is older than most students MALLORY YANCY FOR THE WICHITAN
Coins, blankets, watches and other knick-knacks become life-long treasures for many people. They keep, collect and protect whatever they hold dearest. Speech professor Sandra Grant has held onto an item that hits the sweet spot. Grant possesses a 28-year-old doughnut that dates back to the summer of 1984 when she decided to be creative and buy her boyfriend doughnuts for his
birthday. “I wanted to do something besides get him a gift, and I didn’t want to do cake because I can’t cook,” she said. Grant bought a dozen doughnuts from a shop near Lawton, Okla. She put 24 candles on one so she could sing Happy Birthday to him. After the birthday party she was cleaning her house and discovered one of the doughnuts on a shelf. “I was surprised he didn’t take it with him,” she said. Grant wondered how long the doughnut would last. She placed it in the pantry of her home on a paper towel. When
she moved to a new home she took it with her. “It is kind of one of those useless things that you have had forever but just can’t let go of them,” she said. For 19 years Grant has used the doughnut in her teaching. It comes up when she gives her classes their first assignment. She has found it helpful to get students to talk about something unusual, something they may have kept for a while. “You can’t just make a reference to an obscure thing and go on when your audience is listening,” she said. Last year, a student suggested that she
keep the doughnut in a box. The stale, dark-brown and sunken-in doughnut now resides in a box. Grant is fascinated by the fact that it hasn’t molded or flaked away. “I would have thought by now it would have deteriorated. I have no idea what I will ever do with it,” she said. She jokingly says that after she dies, getting rid of the doughnut will be the first thing her family does. Once, she had a student who wanted to know if he could take a bite out of it. “Strange child, I said ‘no’. He said ‘why?’ I don’t know why there was a “why” for that but I said that I’m going
to sell it on eBay and retire!” No one else has been interested in eating the thing. “The strangest question I ever had anyone ask me was, ‘Was your boyfriend hot?’ Oh yeah, he definitely was. He was tall, lots of blonde curly hair and blue eyes. Everyone thought he was hot.” “We stayed friends a long time. He knew about the doughnut and would just laugh about it.” Grant has not eaten a doughnut in the 28 years. Holding on to this stale one is enough for her. “I have nothing against doughnuts or people eating doughnuts. I just think that they aren’t good for you.”
Can you spot the doughnut over the years? Answers on the bottom right.
CAMPUS BRIEFS WEDNESDAY March 28 Come watch Miss Representation in Shawnee theater at 7 p.m. It is a film exposes how American youth are sold and the concept that value of women and girls lies in their youth, beauty, and sexuality. WEDNESDAY March 28 MSU Writing Center hosts Script Frenzy at 6 p.m. in the Moffet Library Lounge! This event will provide information about Script Frenzy, an online contest to produce 100 pages of “scripted material.” THURSDAY March 29 Speakers & Issues presents T. Colin Campbell at 7 p.m. in Akin Auditorium. He will be discussing how the most certain way to achieve a healthy lifestyle is only by following a plant-based diet. FRIDAY March 30 Join us as we celebrate the many contributions of women to our history. Diana Phillips, CEO of the North Texas Area United Way will be the guest speaker. SATURDAY March 31 Kappa Delta Pi is hosting a 5K Fun Run and Book Drive. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30 at Sikes Lake. Registration is either $10 or 5 gently used or new books. Half of the proceeds, and all donated books, will be donated to KDP’s adopted WFISD school, Kate Burgess Elementary. TUESDAY April 3 In preparation for the upcoming MSU Career and Summer Employment Expo, the Career Management Center is excited to offer Resumania Days. Resumania will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Clark Student Center. FRIDAY April 13 The Mass Communication departments’ Campaigns class is hosting Radiotherapy Benefit Concert at the Neon Spur to raise money for Relay For Life. Bands will play 7 p.m. to midnight.
A: Charlie Sheen dealing with a serious doughnut addiction. He favors the aged flavor. B: President Obama’s inauguration - the doughnut is right by his side, of course. C: O.J. Simpson swears he never seen this doughnut before. D: The Berlin Wall finally falls, the doughnut is part of the celebration. E: Bill Gates poses with one of his first computers, the doughnut is known as his brain food. F: The Backstreet Boys melt young girl’s hearts, claiming to be as sweet as only a doughnut could be.
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Tennis coach enforces new edict STEFAN ATTANASSOV FOR THE WICHITAN
MSU Tennis Coach Scott Linn implemented an unusual policy for men’s and women’s teams: to friend him on Facebook. “Some people might think it’s a com-
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plete invasion of privacy,” said Rory De Boer of the men’s team. “Some people might think it’s outrageous, but I think he has his reasons.” Linn refused to comment on the situation. So did the other players The Wichitan approached for an interview. De Boer said he doesn’t know if there is a particular reason for the policy. “To the best of my knowledge, it’s not a punishment,” he said. “I think it’s a preventative measure.” De Boer did not wish to tell what his teammates think about the idea. “I’m not going to say. I think everyone trusts the right thing. Some people are just confused.”
On March 3, the men’s team travelled for two matches in Tyler, Texas with only five, instead of the usual six players. Because of the lack of a sixth player, the team lost by default four matches — one singles and one doubles match against both Tyler Community College and Texas University at Tyler. Athletic Director Charlie Carr refused to comment on the Facebook situation. He would not say if the policy is related to the decision for only five men to play at Tyler. “There is an issue with a tennis player,” he said in a March 7interview. A week after The Wichitan started its investigation on the new Facebook pol-
icy, Linn reversed his decision and told the teams that they are encouraged, but not obliged to friend him on Facebook. Carr denied there was ever such an obligation towards the tennis teams. In The Sports Journal in 2008, Ed. D Frank Butts, assistant professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Studies at University of West Georgia, argued that Facebook information about athletes gives “gamblers personal information about the injuries of marquee players, who are the most likely to be approached with point-shaving opportunities.” He also noted the interference of Facebook control with the First Amend-
Student protests for HS coach CHRIS COLLINS EDITOR IN CHIEF
“This one time this guy asked me to feel his sweater, so I did. He then proceeded to say, ‘You know what this sweater is made of? Boyfriend material.’” Samantha Hassell Education Junior
“There must be something wrong with my eyes. I can’t take mine off of you .” Melissa Jacobson Sociology Junior
“When I was in Padre over break this guy comes up to me and goes, ‘Have you ever had sex in the ocean? Oh you haven’t? Neither have I....’” Peyton Hoffman Nursing Freshman
Landry Russell was nervous when he started to speak March 26. A board room full of people, at least one hundred of them, and they were all staring at him. “The room was really tense when I got up there,” the MSU junior said. But he settled down and started in on the business his hand. He was defending Wichita Falls High School basketball coach Carl Pennington, whose contract was not renewed for the 2012-2013 school year. Russell did the best he could and he spoke from the heart. But he had a tough crowd. He said WFISD school board president Reginald Blow wouldn’t make eye contact with him. “The school board president didn’t make eye contact with me,” Russell said. “He looked like he didn’t want to be there in front of a hundred people.” He said he was cut off by board members at one point for using “personal attacks” in his statement. Russell contested the charge that he had verbally attacked anyone. “I never made a single specific statement,” he said. “They were all specific statements. I said, ‘Without Coach Pennington around, they’ll have people who lie, cheat and break the rules as their role models.’” Russell, along with several other Wichita Falls community members, tried to appeal to the board. They were trying to save Pennington’s job. In the end, board members voted 5-1 to not renew Pennington’s contract, a decision that has been hotly contested. But Russell’s actions, which include
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The MSU nursing department wants you to take care of your body. “Put prevention into practice” is the theme of the department’s 12th annual community health fair, which will be held April 13 at 9 a.m. Dr. Betty Bowles, assistant professor of nursing, has organized the event since its inception in 2000. Though the health fair has always been popular, she said, organizers now expect to accommodate 1,000 people. “It’s a gift to the community from our college,” Bowles said. “The very best way to reduce health care cost is to promote health and prevent disease. This year the event will hold HIV and STD screenings, along with blood pressure and cholesterol checks.
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creating a Facebook page to draw attention to the issue, have made him slightly famous. He has appeared on News Channel 6 and has been quoted in the Times Record News. He said he doesn’t mind the attention, but it distracts from the real issue. “Being a public figure? It’s pretty cool,” he said. “But I’m not doing it for me. I’m doing it for him. I don’t give a damn whether I’m in the public eye or not.” Russell’s dad, Dale, who is the Wichita Falls High School head athletic trainer, has been friends with Pennington for about 15 years. SuzAe, Russell’s mom, is the elementary special education supervisor for the WFISD. They’re both close to the esteemed coach. Pennington has gone to parties, eaten dinner with and spent a good deal of free
time with the Russells. They all consider him a friend. “He comes over just to hang at the house,” Russell said. Russell learned that Pennington’s contract would not be renewed March 9. He created the Facebook Page ‘Help Coach Pennington Keep His Job” about three days later. “I wanted to get a lot of people there to support him because he’s done so much for his students. He needed people to be there for him.” About 60 people said they were attending on Facebook. “He’s the most morally sound person I’ve ever met in my life. He has taken everything (the administration) has thrown at him the past three years. He just keeps on going.”
Volunteers will also check attendees vision, hearing and pulmonary functions. The best part is, Bowles said, the whole event is thrown by students in the nursing, respiratory therapy and dental hygiene programs. Students aren’t just learning how to diagnose symptoms – they’re learning how to work with people and plan events. “This has evolved to where the students learn program planning,” she said. “The main thing is that it’s service learning for the students here at Midwestern.” But nursing students have a vested interest in making the fair a success. In fact, their grades depend on it. The event functions as the community nursing program’s capstone course, Bowles said. “They’re putting it on and also learning community involvement.”
Students hook up with professional health agencies to make the event work. The event will feature specialized health tips for pregnant women and newborns and will span 20 educational topics. Bowles said the collaboration is important between the College of Health Sciences and Human Services students. Administrators also like seeing programs like this on campus. “Administration promotes this,” she said. “They’re interested in having healthy faculty staff and students.” The event is also promoting blood drive. Volunteers will accept canned goods for the food bank and will be recycling used eyeglasses. “It’s really a nice thing,” she said. The fair will be held at the museum of art and will last until 1 p.m.
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ODDS in favor of hunger games The Hunger Games scores big at the box office on its opening weekend. MOLLIE COLLINS COPY EDITOR
Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games, watched her best-selling novel become a hit in movie theaters all over the world. The Hunger Games made $155 million in domestic box offices ($214.3 million worldwide) for its opening weekend, beating out the four previous films of The Twilight Saga. For those of you who don’t know what The Hunger Games is all about, here’s a quick background to the story. North America is no more. From its destruction, Panem is born, a nation with 13 districts, which are all under the control of the Capitol. Many years ago, District 13 rebelled against the Capitol, but was destroyed. As a reminder and punishment of the rebellion, the Capitol holds the annual Hunger Games. Two tributes, one male and one female between the ages of 12 and 18, are chosen from each district to participate in the Hunger Games. The 24 tributes chosen compete against each other in a fight to the death. Once 23 tributes have fallen, the remaining tribute is crowned as victor and is showered with riches for them and their district. The citizens of the Capitol view the games as a form of entertainment. Bets are placed on who will win and they watch every day in excitement as young children slaughter each other. The Hunger Games follows the story of a 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen, a citizen of District 12. Her sister, Prim, is chosen as tribute for the games, but she volunteers to take her sister’s place. The male tribute chosen from District 12 is Peeta Mellark, a boy that Katniss knows from school. We follow Katniss as she and Peeta prepare for the games with mentoring and training. Then it comes time for the 74th Hunger Games to commence. I think that the movie does well particularly because of its casting.
Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss and does a great job showing that she has a temper, but at the same time has a loving side. By the end of the film, I felt like I personally knew Katniss because of how well Lawrence portrays her character. Katniss has a personal fashion designer to make her look beautiful when she is presented as a Hunger Games tribute. Her designer, Cinna, is played by music artist Lenny Kravitz. I must admit that I was skeptical about Kravitz taking on this role, but I quickly learned that he was a great choice. Even though he is not in the movie for very long, I fell in love with his caring and tenderhearted demeanor. I especially loved the costumes and make-up. The citizens of the Capitol are much wealthier than the rest of Panem, so they wear outrageous clothes and overthe-top makeup. Seneca Crane, who was played by Wes Bentley, sported a crazy-looking beard for the movie. Details like these made me believe that Panem is a real place and that this is a true story. People of all ages will really enjoy the movie, even if they have not read the brilliant book. It has action, adventure, and romance, a great cast, and a story that captivates audiences. As for fans of the book, there are minor characters and details left out. One big discrepancy from readers is how Katniss receives her mockingjay pin in the beginning of the film. In the book, Katniss is given the pin by her friend Madge. Madge’s character does not appear at all in The Hunger Games movie. When a book is turned into a film, things are always going to be left out. Books are written in a very different style than screenplays, making some things lost in translation. However, Gary Ross, director of the film, does a great job of telling the story even though not everything from the book is included. This is a great movie to see on the big screen because of all the intense sequences. So don’t wait. Go watch it before it leaves theaters. Happy Hunger Games!
I thought The Hunger Games was going to be, in my opinion, a pretty bad movie. But like most movies I watched I was proven wrong. I’ve seen a lot of films where it was adults fight, but never children. It just hit that one place in my heart, and had to hold back my tears. Even though I haven’t read the books I plan on doing so every soon, so I can be ready for the second movie. -EJ Richard, Computer Science Freshman
When I first heard that The Hunger Games was going to be a movie, I was skeptical. But when I saw it in theaters I was blown away. The movie was everything that a Hunger Games fan needed, with a little bit extra. I fell in love with characters like Rue and Peeta, and hated Cato and Seneca Crane. The Hunger Games will leave you excited for the next movie, and if you haven’t read the book… You’ll definitely want to after you’ve seen it!! -Kim Nowell, Elementary Education Sophomore
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Cycling team performs well at Austin Goytia finishing in seventh. Bailey Hess took third in the women’s B category. After the road race, team time trails began on the same course, only doing one timed lap. Both men’s and women’s A team took first. Men’s B category took 2nd behind LSU. Sunday took place in San Marcos, where the crit was held by Texas State. For the men’s C, Caden Burross took 5th and David Barrett took eighth. Hess took 18th for the women’s B. The women’s A finished first, second and third again after Prinner and Routledge took off and lapped the field. They were then able to help get Eggenschwiler off to take third. Curiel took first in the crit for the men’s B crit. The men’s A race was won by Carter in the sprint again A&M and Texas State. Short took fourth. Brown crashed in the last corner, but won the “gnarly crash” trophy. MSU will have its next collegiate race in Wichita Falls! The team will be hosting an event April fourteenth and fifteenth. The criterium will be held on campus Sunday morning and early afternoon of April fifteenth around the Student Center. Students interested in volunteering Saturday or Sunday or finding out more information should contact Julie Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The MSU cycling team travelled south Friday as they made their way down to the UT and Texas State hosted race weekend. Saturday began the road race on the well known race course of Pace Bend Park, along Lake Travis. The hilly course follows a roughly 6-mile course. The men’s A category started the day. Evan Bybee and Sean Brown along with Michael Sheehan of Texas State had a breakway earlier in the race. Brown went down in a crash, but Bybee held strong and took second on the uphill finish. Alexi Martinez was able to get away with University of Houston in a chase and took 4th. Josh Carter helped lead teammate Jason Short in the Sprint, where Short took fifth. The women’s A category also did well. Jessi Prinner took off early in the race, later waiting for teammates to bridge up. Claire Routledge and Loren Eggenschwiler were able to bridge up to Prinner after a few attacks. Together, Prinner, Routledge and Eggenschwiler raced the last four laps and finished the race side by side, taking first, second and third. Fidel Goytia won the men’s B category in a sprint finish with teammate Aldo Curiel following in second and Erick
Josh Carter and Jason Short taking the roundabout portion of the crit in San Marcos. Photo by LOREN EGGENSCHWILER
MSU finishes third in UNA Spring Classic MSU MUSTANGS FOR THE WICHITAN
The Midwestern State Mustangs got strong plays from Derek Oland and Sam Smith to stand third as a team after the first two rounds of the University of North Alabama Spring Classic at the Fightin’ Joe Course of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals. Oland and Smith are tied for fifth individually after touring the par 72, 7,126 yard course twice in 1-over par 145. Oland fired a 4-under-68 in the morning’s opening round, but followed with a 5-over-77 in the afternoon round. Smith opened up with a 1-under-71 and added a 2-over-74 in the afternoon to lead the Mustangs. Thanks to the pair, the Mustangs tallied a 297-298—595 to stand third. Host North Alabama posted two rounds under par on their home course to lead as a team at 3-under-573, with Wilmington standing in second at 587. MSU holds a one stroke advantage over Huntingdon (Ala.) at 596 and two over Cameron (Okla.) at 598. The Mustangs got a 155 from Raine Copeland after rounds of 79 and 76, while Brett Perry adding a pair of 79’s for a 158. Jeremy LeGuen posted a 156 for the day, as he started with an 85 in the first 18 and countered with a 1-under-71 in the afternoon. “We are in position to have a great finish,” added Ray. “This is the best field we have played this year.”
Paced by Oland’s 2-over-par-74 in the final round, the Midwestern State Mustangs finished fourth in a strong field at the UNA Spring Classic on Tuesday at the Fightin’ Joe Course of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals. Oland finished with a 3-over-219 for the tournament to finish in a sixth place tie. He spurred the Mustangs to a 294 on the day and a fourth place 889 tournament. Host North Alabama won the team title with a 5-under 859. MSU was just four strokes behind Wilmington who placed second with an 885 and three behind Huntingdon (Ala.) at 886. “We played three solid rounds against a great field on a super course,” said Coach Jeff Ray. “We were hurt by not getting a quality fourth score.” The Mustangs Sam Smith, who was tied with Oland in fifth after the first two rounds, ballooned to a 7-over 79 in the final round for an 8-over-224 for the tournament to tie for 23rd. Jeremy LeGuen followed his second round 71 with a third round score of 2-under-70 to tie for 31st at 10-over 226. Raine Copeland made a 1-over 73 to finish at 228, with Brett Perry posting a 5-over-77 to finish at 235. North Alabama’s Ricky Stimets scorched the course, firing a 4-under 68 in the final round to win the individual honors going away at 11-under 205. Joe Migdal of Central Missouri was second at 2-under-214, with UNA’s Tyler Chandler finishing at 1-under 215 in third.
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The English Premier League, as usual, featured a sensational weekend of soccer with about eight weeks to the end of the season. While some clubs were delighted with their performance, others were dejected with the score line. Arsenal comfortably shutout Aston Villa 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium and moved up to third on the league table. To intensify Villa’s woeful lose to Arsenal, Alex McLeish’s side had to go home with five yellow cards. The Gunners’ goal scorers were Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott and Mikel Arteta. Gibbs and Walcott scored closerange goals in the first half whereas Arteta rounded up the game with a well taken free kick in the 92nd minute. Meanwhile, fellow Londoners, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs, were faced with an agonizing draw at Stamford Bridge. Carling Cup winners, Liverpool, were held 2-1 at home to relegation contenders, Wigan Athletic. The Latics got on the scoreboard first when Martin
Škrtel illegally challenged Victor Moses in the 26th minute, forcing the referee to award a penalty. Luis Suarez instilled a sense of relief to his teammates when he scored the equalizer from a Steven Gerrard pass. However, Wigan was bent on winning at Anfield for the first time ever and this determination was confirmed with Gary Caldwell’s 63rd minute goal. The Lactics may still be in the relegation zone but it is a good feeling to defeat a big club in front of its home fans. But home advantage may not necessarily favor a team as was seen in Newcastle United’s visit to West Bromwich Albion. The Magpies humiliated West Brom with a 3-1 defeat at the latter’s home stadium. Papiss Cissé opened scoring in the sixth minute after clever footwork from Hatem Ben Arfa followed by a fine cross. The close-range shot dodged Ben Foster and gave Newcastle the early lead. Six minutes later, Cissé returned the favor by rolling a lovely pass to Ben Arfa, who gratefully tucked in a top-drawer goal that doubled the lead. Then in the 34th minute, the same combination of the first goal made possible the third. Cissé was at the right spot, waiting to make the best of Ben Arfa’s pass. Roy Hodgson’s halftime pep talk must have made an impact on the Baggies as they strived to get a goal on the scoreboard. Shane Long took advantage of an error in Newcastle’s defense and proceeded to score a consolation goal. As Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham had quite a disappointing weekend, Manchester City found itself in the same boat after Stoke City sent the first place nominee home with just a point. Peter Crouch’s acrobatic shot produced a first-rate opening goal after 59 minutes of play. The visitors waited 17 minutes to equalize as well as sur-
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Lady Mustangs dominate Incarnate Word in two out of three games DAMIAN ATAMENWAN SPORTS EDITOR
Courtney Bingham strikes the ball Saturday afternoon against the University of Incarnate Word.
The Midwestern State softball team edged past the University of Incarnate Word with two victories in three games last weekend at the Mustangs Park. Friday afternoon ended well for the Lady Mustangs, although the hosts struggled at first. Ashley Freeman got on the scoreboard in the first inning as the Cardinals took the lead. To make matters worse for the Lady Mustangs, Sarah O’Brien added another point to extend UIW’s lead. The rest of the game went really slow before the Lady Mustangs finally astounded the Cardinals. MSU made an incredible comeback from 2-0 in the seventh inning with three runs from Courtney Ford, Courtney Bingham and Kallie Noble. Bingham and Ford were at bat three and two times respectively. “I was pretty stoked with our performance,” said Bingham. “We really worked well this weekend as a team and we showed lots of improvement.” After Friday’s intriguing victory, the Mustangs softball team served the Cardinals with a humiliating score line of 11-5 Saturday at the Mustangs Park. “I thought we started playing better as a whole and limited our mistakes,” said Head Softball Coach Brady Tigert.
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Bingham was in remarkable form as she led the Lady Mustangs with two homeruns, four runs batted in and three runs. Elena Bennett was at bat three times and scored two runs while Ford, who was at bat four times scored two runs as well. “We have been hitting well all year long,” said Tigert. “Our pitch and defense have improved a lot.” Bingham was impressed with her performance and her teammate’s. “I was really stoked that Courtney (Ford) and I both got homers and that she went 4-4,” said Bingham. “We just really clicked in Saturday’s first game.” On the other hand, Alex Zepeda, Chelsea Muskopf, Melanie Padilla, Freeman and O’Brien scored a run each to total a consolatory five points for the Cardinals. However, the Cardinals woke up from their slumber and mustered a 6-4 victory over Midwestern State. Megan Chartier, Kelley Schaefer, Christina Roosmalen and Bingham scored runs for the Lady Mustangs. Although the Cardinals opened the scoring with a run in the third and then the fourth inning, MSU was able to snatch a comfortable lead in the fourth inning with four runs. UIW went ahead to win the third game after scoring a minimum of one run in each inning henceforth. Alex Yarbrough paced the game with three runs while O’Brien scored two for the Cardinals. The Lady Mustangs will visit Texas Woman’s this Friday. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.
Mustangs cope with losses DAMIAN ATAMENWAN SPORTS EDITOR
The Midwestern Sate men’s tennis team experienced a woeful 6-0 loss against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at the McLeod Tennis Center. While the Red Raiders improved to 10-6 in Division I play, the no. 30 ranked NCAA Division II Mustangs dropped to 5-8 on the season. “It’s a great opportunity for Midwestern State to get to play Texas Tech, for people,” said Head Tennis Coach Scott Linn. “For us it’s just another match.” Linn went ahead to explain how MSU’s competition with Division I schools would help its encounter with top Division II schools. Gonzalo Escobar defeated Luke Joyce 6-2, 6-2 at no. 1 while Mario Urban lost to Raony Carvalho 6-2, 6-0 in the second set. Both no. 3 and no. 4 matches ended with the same 6-1, 6-1 result as Rafael Garcia beat Colby Meeks and Vitor Manzini overcame Tomas Grejtak. Kacper Boborykin lost 6-2, 6-1 to
Francisco Zambon in the no. 5 singles, which preceded Jarrod Liston’s meeting with Raphael Pfister at no. 6. The Liston-Pfister encounter was quite competitive and would have awarded the Mustangs a win. “Jarrod has made the biggest improvement in our program,” said Linn. “It does not surprise me at all, I’m very impressesed with him.” However, the match ended 6-4, 6-4 to the favor of Texas Tech. Linn assured that the Mustangs have a promising season despite last weekend’s loss. “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish,” said Linn. “If we make a decision to finish strong, we will finish strong.” The Mustangs will visit East Central this Saturday. First serve is set for 1 p.m. Subsequent to the men’s loss against the Red Raiders, the women’s team suffered a 5-4 loss against Dallas Baptist Tuesday. The Lady Mustangs seized two wins out of the three doubles to start off with
a 2-1 advantage. Taylor Coffman and Kendra Casey teamed up to defeat Leah Rutt and Katie Daugherty 8-3 at the no.2 doubles. Rozike van Rensburg and Lindsey Buenger then combined forces to put away Leah Smith and Arianne Goddard 8-3 at the no. 3 doubles. Van Rensburg put down Natalie Gennissen 6-3, 5-7 and 6-3 in no.1 singles. Casey defeated Goddard 6-3, 6-3 at no. 5 singles to round up the Lady Mustangs’ victory. Rutt beat Lindsey Holcomb 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 at no. 2 to commence the Patriots’ comeback while Hannah Innes beat Sarita Adhikary 6-3, 6-3 at no. 3 singles. But Dallas Baptist wanted more wins to complete a comeback against MSU. Katie Daugherty defeated Coffman 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 at no. 5 singles before Leah Smith rounded up the tournament by beating Buenger 6-2, 6-3 at no. 6 singles. The Lady Mustangs will play at Central Oklahoma Thursday. First serve is set for 3 p.m.
Mario Urban lost to Texas Tech’s Raony Carvalho 6-2, 6-0 in the no. 2 singles Saturday. Photo by DAMIAN ATAMENWAN
Jay Henton serves the ball at last week’s practice session. Photo by DAMIAN ATAMENWAN