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Porno screening met with naked disapproval Brittany Norman Editor in Chief
When Debbie did Midwestern, she left behind a trail of drama. Mass Communication chair Dr. Jim Sernoe has fielded numerous phone calls, e-mails and voicemails from concerned, offended and outraged community members over the pornographic film screening held on campus Friday. A group in his Media Law class came up with the idea to invite the campus to watch Debbie Does Dallas after Sernoe assigned a project to his students.
The objective? To push the limits of the First Amendment. Sernoe said the project was intended to put the students in the crosshairs of a First Amendment debate. “It’s easy to sit in the safety of a classroom and discuss cases,” Sernoe said. “It’s a very different experience to be on the front line and know that you’re right, know that you’re doing nothing illegal, know that the First Amendment is on your side, yet encounter firsthand others’ disapproval.” Perhaps disapproval was a bit of an understatement. While Sernoe, who was present on the
night of the screening (though he did not view the film himself), said that the event went off without much of a hitch. The backlash didn’t really start until Monday when the calls and e-mails began rolling in. The delay surprised Sernoe. “I expected all kinds of heat on Friday,” he said. “The silence had been deafening.” The feedback wasn’t all negative. “I have gotten e-mails voicing different objections for different reasons,” Sernoe said. “But I have also gotten e-mails praising the event. Someone sent me a link to one of the local news
stories and said, ‘Look at all of these comments.’ Some of the comments were negative, but many of them said, ‘What’s the big deal? This is college.” Everyone had a reason for their negative reaction. “I have heard that it was irresponsible of Midwestern to let this happen, that pornography is an addiction or that pornography leads to crime,” Sernoe said. “One of the voicemails I received said that when you hear about all of the child murders, it always starts with pornography. One person in an e-mail tried to tell me that the First Amendment did not protect pornography.
“One of them said – and this is a quote – ‘I don’t care about First Amendment Rights.’” Sernoe said he answered all emails with a standard response of “thank you for your comments, which the First Amendment allows you to make.” “My rebuttal is that we have academic freedom and we have the First Amendment,” Sernoe said. “I’m not going to start debating these people. They seem to think they will get somewhere with me by sending all of these things.” A few of the complaints surrounded the presumed use of taxpayer money to show the film.
If Dr. James Hoggard were a stage performer, he would be a ventriloquist. The English professor of 43 years has made a career of breathing life into fictional characters: imagined damsels, dirty cowboys and damned souls. But now the tenured writer – who was once the poet laureate of Texas – has given his voice to someone real. In his newest book, Triangles and Light, Hoggard attempts to speak for Edward Hopper, an American modernist artist who died in 1967. The book, which Hoggard will read at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art Thursday at 7 p.m., interprets 51 of Hopper’s paintings. He said he got the idea after he wrote a poem entitled, “Motel,” which he said was describing a painting Hopper could have done. “When I started the project, I decided to tell it through his voice,” Hoggard said. The author said he didn’t
Lauren Wood Entertainment Editor
Reality TV shows paint a picture of an elaborate audition process, including long lines, anxious contestants and harsh judges. But
three MSU students have personally discovered how much of reality TV is really real. Sophomores Renee DuBois, Christopher Carter and Anastasia Reed have each had their nerveracking experience auditioning for TV reality shows “Zoom,” “American Idol” and “America’s Next Top Model.” All were good learning experiences, they admit. Some, however, were disappointing. DuBois said she always dreamed of singing on a TV show. At the early age of 12, she saw an advertisement for an audition on “Zoom” and immediately called and signed up. “Zoom” is a PBS Kids show based in Boston, about an hour and a half outside Brimfield, the small community where she grew up. “This was my last chance to audition since the age limit was 8 through 12 and I had just turned 12,” DuBois said. That cold January morning of the try-outs, DuBois, her mother and her sister made the journey to the See FAMOUS page 4
have any problem working as a mouthpiece of Hopper’s paintings. “I’ve always found it very easy to create different voices,” Hoggard said. He calls the piece an indirect meditation on the American artist. It is also an indirect comment on divinity, he said. “The triangle is the most stable of the geometric forms,” Hoggard said. He said Hopper used the triangle thematically to give structure to a world with no built-in meaning. This is related somewhat to existentialism, he said. “Just as the existentialists were creating their own sense of justice, so too was Hopper creating meaning,” Hoggard said. The English professor said he was introduced to Hopper’s work when he was still in elementary school. “I had the best art teacher of all time,” he said. His instructor opened his eyes to works of the Italian Renaissance and modern American painters. This is probably what See HOGGARD page 4
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(Clockwise from top) Anastasia Reed auditioned for America’s Next Top Model, Christopher Carter tried out for American Idol and Renee DuBois gave the show ‘Zoom’ a go. (Photos by Julia Raymond)
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Professor and poet finds acute inspiration Chris Colins Managing Editor
Braving the critics, several MSU students have the guts to try out for reality TV
Sernoe said the only taxpayer money that was spent would be electricity in C111 for a couple of extra hours. The students involved in the project purchased the DVD on their own, got permission from the production company to show it, and bought all refreshments with their own money. Surrounding the complaints, Sernoe said he was not backed up by the university administration. “I was told that if I do this project again, I will have to get permission from the Human Subjects in Research Commit-
Chris Collins Managing Editor
MSU is working up a head of steam over energy conservation. Alan Goldapp, associate vice president for facilities services, thinks the university could save big bucks by saving steam. Goldapp said he’s considering four separate projects that would change how the natural resource is distributed throughout the school. One idea, he said, involves extensive repairs to the steam distribution system on campus. This would involve reworking steam lines, traps and condensation equipment. It would only take a couple of years to earn the money back from this fix, he said. “It really depends on where we see ourselves long-term,” Goldapp said. Another idea he had was to install boilers in individual build-
ing on campus, so that the steam wouldn’t have to travel such a long distance to reach students, staff and faculty. Currently all four of the school’s boilers sit in the central plant. He said this would be a doubly expensive project. It would cost about $3 million and take about 10 years to see any profit. Yet another idea he had was to install a small boiler next to the larger ones, for use when minimal steam is needed. This may not be as productive as the other ideas, he said. Goldapp said if he had to decide on one project to pursue, it would be reworking the current steam distribution system. He said he’s not sure about the cost involved with every project, but he will be meeting with an energy consultant within the next week or two to discuss the possibilities.
I pledge allegiance to the fag Will Phillips is standing up for his rights by refusing to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Phillips, a 10-year-old boy at an elementary school in Arkansas, has been refusing to regurgitate the Pledge for the past month, and it’s causing quite a ruckus among the school faculty and student body. His reason? Phillips believes that the “liberty and justice for all” clause is completely false. “There isn’t liberty and justice for all,” claims Phillips. “Gays and lesbians can’t get married, there’s still racism, there’s still sexism...” Phillips even gained the label of “fag” for his stance supporting gay rights, despite his heterosexual lifestyle. This stand against the norm of the pledge has caused a nation-wide debate on whether or not the Pledge of Allegiance should remain in the public school classroom. This childhood ritual, patriotic as it may be, may have lost its true place in our public school system. Is the daily recital of the Pledge of Allegiance quoting to a lie? Does “liberty and justice” really exist for all? Minorities are still being subject to stereotypes, prejudice, and hate crimes. People of different religious groups are hated by people in other religious groups. People of different sexual orientation are made out as modern-day lepers. Social class still effects the way kids and teenagers are treated in school. Social inequality is almost encouraged. People with minute, insignificant differences are being hated for those differences, and hating others for their differences... Is that what you call fair? Is that what you call just? Is that what you call free? Our differences in this culture make us unique. But, if we aren’t willing to lay aside our differences and let “liberty and justice” really exist for all, how can we religiously regurgitate it in a Pledge?
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The melodies among the dissonant Josh Hoggard Op-Ed Editor
In Aesop’s Fable of the Fox and the Grapes, a fox is trying to get his paws on some really tasty-looking grapes. He tries and tries, using several different methods to reach and attain the grapes, but eventually fails. Rather than continue to try to get these grapes the fox is fascinated with, the fox concludes that the grapes weren’t worth it anyway. He convinces himself that the grapes aren’t ripe yet, and are too sour to eat anyway. Settling for what he really wants and creating an internal conflict of what he really believes about the grapes, the fox creates an internal dissonance within himself. In music, a dissonance is defined as two notes that are exactly next to each other in the complete chromatic scale, or two notes that shouldn’t be played together. Unless we’re talking Norma Jean. Rather than create a chord, like combined notes should, these clashing notes create an ear-piercing, uncomfortable dissonance. In the realm of psychology, when two conflicting thoughts and beliefs are going on at the same time in the brain, a cognitive dissonance is created. Cognitive dissonance is defined as the internal state of unrest caused by holding two
conflicting ideas or beliefs. The dissonance occurs when a person becomes aware of their own inconsistency. The inconsistency creates a state of conflict within a person, thus causing the person to feel out of homeostasis, or an unbalanced state of being. People find themselves living in this dissonance every day. Like the fox, they hold conflicting ideologies and beliefs within them, yet write them off and choose not to acknowledge them. Most people who live like this are known as hypocrites. They say one thing and do the complete opposite, justify it, and become a fox. All the dissonance, all this hypocritical noise going on in our culture seems to create an endless overbearing presence of cacophony. It’s as if we’ve been surrounded by a hoard of these dissonant foxes, and, seeing no other way out, become foxes ourselves. Rather than picking a side, rather than speaking our minds, rather than going against the hoard of foxes, we submit to the dissonance. The chaotic noise often consumes us, to the point where dissonance is all we know. Do things really have to be this way? Do our lives really have to be this hollow grey area? If a cognitive dissonance is created by the two conflicting ideas or beliefs, then it’d make more sense to just pick one than to struggle with hypocrisy and
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self-doubt. So many people let their lives pass them by sitting in the dissonance. They wake up, go through the same dissonant routine, living the same grey life. They die, and no one remember their name. History doesn’t remember the dissonance; history remembers the melodies. Jesus Christ, beyond his context of a religious leader, had such a profound impact on the culture of his time that history can’t forget him. He bucked the system and challenged the dissonant culture of that time. To those who follow Him, he created true life. To those who do not, he, at the very least, was a phenomenal teacher. Jesus was a melody. Jesus was not dissonant. He chose a side and stayed with it until he was executed. He fought a system of dissonance to the point that it cost him his life. In the Jewish culture that Jesus lived in, the religious zealots were called Pharisees. They would say one thing, yet do the complete opposite. They would create ridiculous laws that weren’t right or fair in any way, and enforce them on people, claiming God gave them the right to do it. When Jesus came along, he rocked the foundation of this weak system. Whether you as a reader believe in Jesus or not is irrele-
vant. Even if it’s all just a story, the impact that Jesus had on his culture cannot be ignored. We live in a culture of modern day Pharisees, modern day foxes, modern day dissonances. So many people are scared of the consequences of taking a stand, that they’d rather just shy away in a corner and become a Pharisee, or a fox, or a dissonance. T.S. Eliot’s poem, The Hollow Men, calls people who live like this “Shape without form, shade without colour, Paralysed force, gesture without motion.” In the end, sure, they lived, but it meant nothing. When will we rise up and refuse to die without leaving a mark on this planet? We only have one life to live. Why not make it count? There is so much potential to change this world, to become radically different, to become something great. Ghandi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Rather than sitting ambiguously, may we reach a state of equilibrium, where our thoughts, beliefs, and actions actually resonate through our lives. May we stop living in dissonance. May we stop sitting on the proverbial fence in every aspect of our lives. May we refuse to be the foxes, the Pharisees, the dissonance. May we make melodies with our lives. May we be the change.
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The Wichitan November 11, 2009
My Scruples With Saddleback Roastin’ Rick Warren
Chris Collins Managing Editor
Dr. Rick Warren is an asshole. Yup, this week I’m tackling ‘America’s pastor.’ I can already see the Wichitan e-mail being flooded with letters from pissy evangelists. Ricky boy is probably the best-known proponent of churchgrowth and recruiting strategies, but I would just call him a renovator -- He is an expert on transforming your sanctuary into a sales floor. Warren is the baby daddy of the Saddleback Community Church, located in Lake Forest, California. The building, comprised of a sanctuary to fit thousands, multiple worship and prayer centers along with classrooms and recreation areas, is a little less humble than a strip mall. Warren is a conservative, evangelical Christian pastor who opposes abortion, same-sex marriage, stem cell research and possibly even hugs. He probably thinks he’s bad shit, since he gave the invocation at Obama’s inauguration. He’s taking over the world!
Where’s security? Rick’s drunk again!
But Ricky’s been good for cash since way before he was a presidential VIP. Sales of his most popular book, The Purpose Driven Life, top 30 million. It even made him a New York Times bestselling author. That’s probably why Warren and his wife Kay can brag about “tithing” away 90 percent of their income. How Christ-like. Front and center Ananias and Saphira! For those of you unfamiliar with Ananias and Saphira (which is basically everybody), they were a Biblical couple that sold their land and donated the proceeds in an effort to impress the aristocrats of the day. But they kept some of the proceeds after saying they had donated all of it. Needless to say, God was pissed, and they got smote. Anyway, Ricky boy does like to flaunt the fact that he gives most of his money to the church. In fact, he thinks everyone should do this – even in the stead of paying taxes. He told FOX’s Hannity and Colmes show that we should take care of the needy ourselves, not through the government. Great. Now the New York Times bestseller doesn’t want to pay taxes. Is he plotting a government overthrow or what? “I’d rather like to have the government let us keep it, because then you get the credit,” Warren said. Exactly. Reward for donating to the needy: 10 heaven credits. “If the government takes it from you and gives it away instead of me giving it away myself, I don’t
get the personal development,” Ricky baby continued. Shit, dude. You’re not supposed to get a hard dick every time you pay taxes. Why don’t you get it? Money is actually a big theme is Warren’s sermons. One sermon, entitled “Following God’s Financial Plan” is about how being a tightwad makes you holy. “Did you know the Bible says God measures your spiritual maturity by how you handle your money?” Warren asks his congregation near the beginning of the sermon. Really. How often did Siddhartha Gautama contact his stock broker? Did Jesus carry his check book in the heel of his Birkenstocks? Although Warren says he respects people of all cultures and lifestyles, he supported California’s Proposition 8, which outlawed gay marriage in the state. He even pleaded his congregation to vote against same-sex marriage in a letter he wrote before the presidential election of 2004. When it got out that he opposed gay marriage, he said he rushed to apologize to his gay friends, he said in an interview with Larry King this year. “Not a single criticism came from any gay leader who knows me and knows that for years we’ve been working together on AIDS issues and all these things,” Ricky said. So he equates AIDS with gays? Asshole. I bet he thinks buttbumping is what caused HIV. He also asked his hearers to vote with Christ in mind on these
issues, which he labeled the “nonnegotiables”: • Abortion • Stem cell research • Cloning • Homosexual marriage • Euthanasia Since when was the pulpit supposed to be used as a political platform? He’s blurring the lines dividing church and state. “We must take a stand by finding out what the candidates believe about these five issues and then vote accordingly,” the letter read. “Over the past several months at Saddleback, we’ve been urging our members each week to register to vote. We even arranged to have a voter registration booth set up on our church patio because we believe it’s important for every Christian to vote for those that govern us.” The Purpose Driven Church, another of Warren’s bestsellers, outlines his “purpose” for Saddleback and other evangelical churches. He said he has five directives about what churches’ priorities should be. • Worship (but only the Christian god) • Minister (on really big TV screens) • Mission (to make $$$) • Fellowship (with conservative, straight folks) • Discipleship (join the Rick Warren army!) According to Warren’s Web site, he’s tackling the world’s biggest demons – the ‘giants of spiritual lostness:’ egocentric leadership, poverty, disease and ignorance. Wow! All that stuff sounds su-
per shitty. Who would want to live in a world where all of those things persisted? Better believe Warren would. As far as egocentric leadership goes, Ricky’s calling the kettle black. I would venture to say it’s very hard to be an egoless leader when you’re the face of American evangelism. Plus you can’t have three of your own quotes on your site without looking like an egomaniac. “Be careful not to do your acts of righteousness before men, to be seen by them,” Jesus said in Matthew 6:1. “If you do, you will have no reward in heaven.” Poverty seems to be issue Warren rallies behind, but he just isn’t smart enough to pass as an economist. Taxes are a good thing, jackass. And what has Warren done about disease? From all the pics and posts about fighting HIV on a global level, it looks like he’s trying to be the #1 anti-AIDS superregulator. Here’s a quote from his home page. “If you’ve got a problem that’s growing at a rapid rate, you need a solution that will grow even more rapidly,” he said. “For instance, HIV/AIDS is growing at an incredibly fast rate in the world. Yet thank God, the church is outgrowing the disease, so more and more believers can help minister to those with AIDS.” Wtf. The church is outgrowing the disease? Holy shit! Rick Warren has the cure for AIDS! No wonder he’s
gotten so powerful – his mutated genes naturally resist the deadly virus. This is a victory for all of us who thought the X-Men could actually happen. “What is going to mobilize the church to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic? Not statistics! Ill tell you what will: when people really understand how much God loves people with AIDS!” Great cure solution, boss. “How much does Jesus love people with AIDS? Just look at the cross! With arms outstretched and nail-pierced hands, Jesus says, ‘This much! This is how much I love people who have AIDS!” I couldn’t even make this stuff up. As far as Warren’s battle on ignorance goes, he might as well be punching at smoke. Any philosopher who knows anything recognizes the human mind just isn’t capable of grasping the most profound truths about life. If there is a God, it’s unknowable. Its works are mysterious. Ignorance is inescapable. Duh! Knowledge: “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao,” says Lao-Tzu in the Tao te Ching. “The name that can be named is not the eternal name. Free from desire, you realize the mystery. Caught in desire, you only see the manifestations.” Word. Be sure to tune in next week for My scruples with Saddleback, part 2. I’m not done with you, Ricky boy! Until next time, bromeos.
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FAMOUS..................................................................................................................................................................................continued from page 1 audition site. She checked in, and then waited excitedly among hundreds of other children who were also her competition. “We got to sit in the set area where they actually film the show,” she said. “I was so excited.” They were later broken into groups of six by their audition numbers, DuBois recalled. She was directed into a staged classroom set with her group and greeted by a producer. A camera recorded what they had prepared. “I was the first one in my group to go,” she said. “They told us to say our name, age and where you were from.” The bright blue-eyed girl, however, had a problem doing this simple task. “The night before the audition, I had my sixth-grade sleepover birthday party and I spent the night yelling. The next morning, I had no voice,” she said. This also caused another problem. DuBois’s talent for the audition was singing. DuBois explained to the producer that she had lost her voice. They told her to try and do her talent anyway. “So I did,” she said. “I sang my song, but not well at all and almost cried because it was so bad.” Afterward, the rest of her group performed. They were then ushered back to their parents. A representative told the contestants would be notified by phone if they made the cut. “I waited for weeks next to the phone, waiting for that call, but it never came,” she said. “It made me so sad because I wanted it so bad but I blew it by having my birthday party the night before.” When the season of “Zoom” she auditioned for premiered, DuBois tuned in and tried to picture herself in it. Watching it, she discovered, was painful. “Even to this day, I still wonder what it would have been like to be in that show,” she admitted. However, this nursing major, soon to be mass communication major, was glad she did audition, despite her lack of voice. “I have learned it never hurts to audition. You don’t want to live life asking yourself ‘what if I had auditioned,’” she said. Her advice to others: “Do not have a birthday party sleepover before the day of the audition!” Sociology major Chris Carter however, doesn’t take his audition experience so lightly. This 19-year-old auditioned
Christopher Carter auditioned for ‘American Idol’ this summer at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. He didn’t make the show, but the producer told him he should audition again. (Photo by Julia Raymond)
for the ninth season of “American Idol” this summer at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Carter said he has been singing all his life. He attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, “majoring” in music. “I auditioned for the show not because I wanted fame, but because I was blessed with the ability to sing and I didn’t want to waste it,” he said somberly. On the day of the audition Carter and his mother remained in the hot stadium from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m., waiting for his turn to showcase his talent. The seats were uncomfortably
close; too many bodies jammed close together, he recalled. Despite the long wait, Carter remained excited and only a little on the nervous side. “I was more nervous about making it than actually singing my song,” he said. When his number was finally called, he and a group of other aspiring singers lined up and one by one, stepped forward and sang their prepared song, A Cappella style, to a producer. “I sang ‘Sexy Love’ by Ne-Yo when it was my turn,” he said, recalling his performance. “The lady smiled and wrote down my name before asking me to sing
again.” The second time, Carter sang “So High” by John Legend. The producer asked him to sing again, but to sing a more upbeat song. “I didn’t know what to sing the third time because ‘Sexy Love’ is an upbeat song so I sang a gospel song,” he said. Afterward, the producer asked the other contestants to leave the room, but told Carter to stay. His heart pounded in his chest as the producer spoke to him. “She told me I needed to loosen up because I am 19 and I needed to sing more upbeat songs,” he said. “She said she
couldn’t take me that day, but told me to go to another site and audition.” Carter felt fulfilled, yet also confused and disappointed. He didn’t know what the producer meant. “This experience made me realize talent doesn’t guarantee success,” he said. “I saw it as failure but everyone (else) saw what she said as a good thing.” Carter’s friends and family encourage him to audition again, and he is making plans to do so, if the show comes through Dallas again. “I have a better understanding of what they are looking for,” Carter said. He also better understands the four-stage auditioning process. First, the contestant sings in front of producer, like Carter did. If they advance, they go to another room and perform for more producers. If they advance then they perform in front of the judges. If one makes it through this stage, they audition again in front of the same judges. This time however, you make it on camera. “It is not what it seems like on TV,” Carter said. “They will purposely let people advance that are horrible and just want to be funny. They do it to make the show interesting and fun, but it is very frustrating.” Despite his negative experience, Carter still plans to watch the show when it airs, judging the contestants who were chosen over him, of course. Unlike Carter, Anastasia Reed had a surprisingly short audition for the TV reality show, “America’s Next Top Model.” According to third semester freshman, Anastasia Reed, in order to audition for “ANTM,” contestants must be at least 5 feet 7 inches tall. This requirement has always discouraged the 5-foot-4-inch Reed from auditioning for runway modeling jobs. “I have been in pageants and modeling classes since I was seven,” Reed said. “I have always wanted to be a model but have been told that due to my height, I can’t do runway modeling, only print and commercial.” But, in June 2009, “ANTM” hosted a special audition for women under 5 feet 7 inches, allowing them the same opportunities as taller models. “It was a chance of a lifetime,” Reed said. The audition was held at Centennial Hall at Fair Park in Dallas.
“My mother dropped me off and I went inside to receive my number,” Reed said. “No one could be with us, so she went home and waited for me to call her.” Alone and anxious, Reed waited in the huge room with about 200 other hopefuls. She smoothed her clothes, a black spaghetti strap tank top and form fitting jeans, and shifted her weight in her heels. “I dressed how I had been told was the best way to present yourself as a model,” Reed said. Her dark hair was pulled back, showing off her light skin and bright eyes while her trail of freckles danced across the bridge of her nose. When her number was called, she and a group of about 30 girls were escorted to a separate room where they waited in line to see the panel of five producers. When Reed made her way to the front, the producers asked her to state the same thing everyone had just said, her name, age, height and weight. “After the last girl in our group had spoken, they then made their decision on who would make it to the next round based solely on the information we had just stated,” she said. Reed’s number was not called. She was disappointed that the judges didn’t ask her to walk or talk about her previous experience. “The people chosen did not have to do anything but stand there and state simple information about themselves,” Reed said, irritation in her voice. This mass communication student said the whole process took about 30 minutes. She called her mother to come pick her up and that was the end of her audition. “I kind of lost respect for the show because of the interview process. You don’t have to show any talent,” she said. “It was purely based on looks.” She believes the show doesn’t try hard enough to choose contestants that really want to break into the business or show potential. It hasn’t discouraged her from watching reality TV shows or still dream of becoming a model. “However, I won’t audition again just because I don’t feel there is anything I could have done differently,” she said. Despite their disappointments, these three students have learned a lesson from their audition experiences: reality TV is not as real as it seems.
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But Sernoe said that usually the committee is consulted when it’s some sort of “psychological
Campus briefs Thursday
• Multicultural Marketing Presentation in the Dillard building • Speakers and Issues: James Hoggard in the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU at 7 p.m. • Jazz Ensemble Concert in Akin Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
• ideaWF finalists posted on Web site • Opening reception: Russel Lee photography ay the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU at 6 p.m.
• Turkey Trot in the Student Wellness Center - South side at 4 p.m.
experiment, where a person is responding.” He cited as an example when large universities perform advertising research, they’ll survey a percentage of undergrads on whether they like one commercial or another better. The decision was handed down in a meeting between Dean of Fine Arts Dr. Ron Fischli and University President Dr. Jesse Rogers. Sernoe said he was not allowed to attend. “I told Dr. Fischli that every argument they gave him in that meeting, I could rebut,” he said. “I am disappointed. I understand that the president’s office has many constituencies and I understand that this is a public relations nightmare for the president. I don’t understand not being allowed to speak to him and I don’t understand that of those constituencies, the faculty and the students were put at the bottom. That’s disappointing.” The backlash is probably not at its end, Sernoe said. He assumes more people will call him or leave voicemails and
e-mails, but he still views the project as a whole as a useful teaching tool for his students. The project was set up with broad parameters. Students in groups came up with their own ideas to test the First Amendment on their own terms. The Media Law class focuses often on the First Amendment. “I think they (the students) have learned the importance of sticking to your guns,” Sernoe said. “I never thought the project was going too far, but I wanted to make it clear to the students that there could be a significant
reaction and that they needed to be prepared. I said ‘you all need to be prepared because the shit’s going to hit the fan.’ They seemed ready for it.” Sernoe said some of those contacting him with complaints have demanded an apology. He has no intention of giving it to them. “This is college. This is not some private religious-based grade school, and I see no need to apologize at a public university for upholding the First Amendment,” he said. “What’s been reaffirmed for
me is if you expect your students to push the envelope, you better push it yourself, or at least stand behind them when they do,” Sernoe said. “We (professors) are role models. It would be a terrible example if now that the administration and the community are on me, I said ‘Well, I know the First Amendment protects this movie, and I know this is a valid educational exercise but I owe this community an apology.’ Then, I’m talking the talk and not walking the walk.”
HOGGARD.......................................................continued from page 1 his infatuation with Hopper’s art stemmed from, he said. “What makes Hopper good is that the painting tell a story,” Hoggard said. “They are strongly narrative. You feel like you know the background of people.” Hoggard said it’s important to put Hopper’s work in context. He was a child of Victorianism, a 19th century philosophy that placed much importance on the idea of logic
and rationality. But the Victorian age was dying at the onset of the 20th century. Hopper, born in 1882, realized that art couldn’t be defined by science. Logic and rationality, Hoggard implies in his book, cannot explain everything. There is something divine at work in the world. And there is also something unseen, brooding. He said Hopper experienced periods of monumental silence,
weeks at a time when he would speak to no one. “There was something dark and debilitating Hopper was struggling with,” Hoggard said. “He’s pointing first to the American artist. Hopper calls to mind a peculiar factor, which is a hesitance to speak openly about his work.” There is a need for people like Hopper to put distance in between themselves and others, Hoggard said.
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BTBAM impresses, small crowd disappoints Chris Collins Managing Editor
Between the Buried and Me impressed a decidedly unimpressive Wichita Falls crowd Saturday night. That’s no comment on the fervor of the Hangar crowd that came out to see the progressive metal band from North Carolina – most of the headbangers in the room either sang along, air-guitared, or danced their hearts out during the set. It just didn’t seem like anyone was there. When August Burns Red and Acacia Strain played in September, the venue was jam-packed. It appeared as if half the audience showed for the gods of contemporary prog-rock.
This is even more surprising considering the band just released their newest album, “The Great Misdirect,” last month. Nonetheless, BTBAM killed onstage. Some people, myself included, thought they would play their newest release from beginning to end. After all, it’s what they did when “Colors” came out. Surprisingly, they didn’t do that. Instead they played tunes from every album they have ever made. They opened with a song from “Alaska,” moved to “The Great Misdirect,” to “Colors,” to “Between the Buried and Me,” ending on ‘Mordecai’ from “Silent Circus.” The band played all the songs effortlessly, even those they had written over a decade ago.
As usual, the show went off without a hitch. Maybe next time more people will come out for arguably one of the most interesting metal bands on the scene. Who also killed it: Lycergus (a local band with guitarist Jeff Catlin, an MSU student), Animals as Leaders and Veil of Maya.
Photos by Loren Eggenschwiler (From left to right) Tommy Rogers, vocals and keyboard, Dusty Waring, guitar, Dan Briggs, bass
Soundtrack of ‘Glee’ a hit with show’s fans Lauren Wood Entertainment Editor
On Nov. 3, Columbia Records and Twentieth Century Fox Television released “Glee: The Music, Volume 1,” the first in a series of soundtracks that feature some of the music heard in the first season of the critically acclaimed series, which premiered Sept. 9 on FOX. “Glee: The Music, Volume 1” features impressive renditions of several chart-topping hits, including Queen’s “Somebody to Love” and Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline.” “Glee” has been proclaimed for its high-spirited musical numbers, incredibly talented cast and infectiously witty writing.
Photo Courtesy “Glee” airs on Thursday nights at 8 on FOX. Watch it to hear new songs!
The cast’s incredible version of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” immediately shot right to No. 1 on the iTunes charts. Performances in this season
that are also featured on the soundtrack include “Gold Digger” (Kanye West), “Take a Bow” (Rihanna), and “I Say a Little Prayer” (Burt Bacharach).
“Glee” follows an optimistic teacher, Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison), who - against all odds and a harsh cheerleading coach - attempts to save McKinley High’s Glee Club, while helping a group of aspiring underdogs realize their true star potential. The two true talents of the bunch include Rachel (Lea Michele), a self-proclaimed star who is convinced that show choir is her ticket to fame; and Finn (Cory Monteith), the popular high school quarterback. The soundtrack displays the vocal talents of all of the characters, making the viewer/listener fall in love with the album and show. The full track listing for
“Glee: The Music, Volume 1” is as follows: “Don’t Stop Believin’” “Can’t Fight This Feeling” “Gold Digger” “Take a Bow” “Bust Your Windows” “Taking Chances” “Alone” “Maybe
New faces in ‘New Moon’ Dakota Fanning
‘New Moon’ madness on horizon Lauren Wood Entertainment Editor
This Thursday night, the long wait will be over for fans of the “Twilight” movies. Theaters will be sold out around the country and fans will wait for hours in long lines to see the second installment, “New Moon.” The four-book “Twilight” saga, written by Stephenie Meyer, is a worldwide best-seller, hugely popular among young readers. The saga tells the story of a teenage girl, Bella (Kristen Stewart), who falls in love with a charismatic, mysterious boy, Edward (Robert Pattinson). However, there is an obstacle to their relationship: he’s a vampire. “New Moon” explores their romance further: as Bella is sep-
Photo Courtesy The second book in the Twilight saga, “New Moon,” stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as Bella and Edward.
arated from Edward, her loyalties are tested, and she discovers that there are other supernatural
objects of desire out there. When Edward leaves Bella, she turns to her best friend Jacob, who turns out to be a werewolf. Of course he does. The book then follows Bella struggle with Edward’s absence and Jacob’s love for Bella. Lucky girl. “Twilight” was directed by Catherine Hardwicke, while “New Moon” is directed by Chris Weitz, who also directed “About A Boy” and “The Golden Compass.” Shooting for the second film
took place earlier this year under conditions of great secrecy. Hopefully this film can top “Twilight” and keep the fans statisfied after they’ve waited a year for this new installment. Over the past year there has been a steady drip-feed of publicity designed to build awareness and keep the film in the public eye. Trailers have been strategically released throughout these past months, inticing fans. The “New Moon” soundtrack - with artists including Death Cab For Cutie, Thom Yorke, Muse and the Killers - was also released last month. New faces are expected in this new film, broadening the already famous cast. Native American actor Taylor Lautner, who plays Bella’s friend Jacob, a potential rival for Edward in “New Moon,” almost missed out on being cast in the second film, and had to gain 30 pounds of muscle for the role. Two actors, Cameron Bright and Christopher Heyerdahl, play new characters in the series, members of the vampire ruling elite known as the Volturi. Hopefully you’ve already got your ticket, cause this event will be a sold-out affair.
This Time” “Somebody to Love” “Hate On Me” “No Air” “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” “Keep Holding On” “Bust a Move” “Sweet Caroline” “Dancing with Myself” “Defying Gravity”
Character played: Jane Classification: vampire Other films: “Push,” “Secret Life of Bees” In real life Fanning is only 15, but her character, Jane, has the ability to inflict horrible pain on those she looks at. Photo Courtesy
Alex Meraz Character played: Paul Classification: werewolf Other films: “The New World” Meraz plays Paul, one of the wolf pack members who has the hardest time controlling his anger and transformations. Photo Courtesy
Michael Sheen Character played: Aro Classification: vampire Other films: “Underworld” “Blood Diamond” Sheen plays Aro, one the three leaders of the ruling vampire coven, who finds the relationship between Bella and Edward fasinating. Photo Courtesy
Taylor Lautner Character played: Jacob Classification: werewolf Other films: “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl,” “Cheaper by the Dozen 2”
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Lautner was introduced in “Twilight” but did not have a major part. “New Moon” revolves more around him and his relationship with Bella. Photo Courtesy
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Battle of the BURGERS Lauren Wood Entertainment Editor
Four MSU students have ventured around Wichita Falls with one mission in mind. These four brave testers explored wellknown local burger joints, in hopes of finding the best burger in the city. They asked locals what their favorite places were, and the testers narrowed it down to four
restaurants: Scottâ€™s Drive-In, Ronnieâ€™s Burgers, MTâ€™s CafĂŠ Sports Bar and Grill and Geneâ€™s Tasty Burger. At each place, the testers sampled a burger, and judged it on flavor, greasiness and size. Now, after their arteries are clogged and their stomachs are full, they have made their decision of who they think has the best burger in town. Photos by Lauren Wood.
Meet the Testers:
Wes Taliaferro Shelly Sanders Kim Pruente Graduate student Political science major
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Ronnieâ€™s Geneâ€™s MTâ€™s Scottâ€™s
Junior Nursing major
Freshman Nursing major
Sophomore Biology major
1. 2. 3. 4.
1. 2. 3. 4.
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MTâ€™s Geneâ€™s Ronnieâ€™s Scottâ€™s
MTâ€™s Ronnieâ€™s Geneâ€™s Scottâ€™s
MTâ€™s Ronnieâ€™s Geneâ€™s Scottâ€™s
Ronnieâ€™s Burgers Wes:
â€œI would recommend this burger to anyone.â€?
â€œIt was not greasy, but it was juicy.â€?
â€œThe patty was perfect and wasnâ€™t too messy to eat.â€?
MTâ€™s CafĂŠ Sports Bar and Grill
Location: On Midwestern Parkway, in the shopping center on the right, before Old Jacksboro Hwy Price: $2.99 for a small hamburger Wait Time: 12 minutes for two burgers
Geneâ€™s Tasty Burger
3 out of 4 testers voted this the numero uno burger!
Location: Turn left off of Old Jacksboro Hwy onto Holliday Rd. and will be on the left Price: $2.34 for a small hamburger Wait Time: ordered with a group of 6, took 25 minutes
â€œThe meat had some kind of added seasoning that made it good.â€?
â€œReminds me of a McDonaldâ€™s burger with more vegetables.â€?
â€œGeneâ€™s has the best atmosphere.â€?
Wes: Location: Turn right onto 8th Street from Scott Street, will be on the left Price: $5.49 for a cheeseburger Wait Time: 10 minutes
â€œBurger was thin - good, but not great.â€?
â€œThe burger was juicy and had a thick patty.â€?
â€œOh my god! Huge burger and very flavorful.â€?
Scottâ€™s Drive-In Wes:
â€œNot much flavor - very thin and kind of dry.â€?
â€œLacking in flavor.â€?
â€œAverage taste, but the place does have personality.â€?
Location: Turn right onto Old Jacksboro Hwy from Midwestern Parkway, it will be on the left Price: $1.90 for a small hamburger Wait Time: 6 minutes
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Mustangs drop rematch with ACU 24-21 MSUMustangs.com For the Wichitan
A slight adjustment paid great dividends for No. 18 Abilene Christian in Saturday afternoon’s NCAA Division II firstround playoff game at Memorial Stadium. The Wildcats went to a center return and Dennis Campbell raced 97 yards to return the opening kickoff for a score as ACU held off No. 7 Midwestern State 24-21. “Teams have been scheming us on our outside returns, but I have to credit the return team,” Campbell said. “All I had to do was beat the kicker.” Campbell’s return was the lone bright spot of the first half for the Wildcats as the Mustangs were able to move the ball in the opening half particularly in a big second quarter. “It was the difference in the game,” MSU coach Bill Maskill said. But Eskridge, who finished the game with 298 yards on 23-of-34 passing, used his feet to give MSU a 14-7 halftime lead as the junior quarterback accounting for scoring runs of 25 and 9 yards. The Wildcats, who were held to 64 total yards in the first half, found a way to move the ball late in the third quarter. Mitchell Gale hit Edmund Gates for a 16-yard scoring strking with 1:47 to go to cap an
Midwestern State (9-3) suffered a heartbreaking 24-21 loss in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs this Saturday to Abilene Christian at Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Patrick Johnston)
11-play, 81-yard drive and tie the game at 14-14. Gale then connected with Kendrick Johnson on a 41-yard crossing pattern to give the Wildcats a 21-14 advantage, then ACU linebacker sacked Eskridge and forced a fumble that was recovered by the Wildcats at the MSU 18-yard line.
The Wildcats sacked Eskridge eight times led by Jones and linebacker Kevin Washington, who had two sacks each. Morgan Lineberry, who hit a pair of 50-yard field goals last week, connected on a 25-yard field goal with 9:57 to go give ACU a 10-point advantage with 9:57 to play.
Junior forward Charlie Logan and Green joined Hagen in double figures with 12 each, while Logan polished off a doubledouble with 10 rebounds in 24 minutes off of the bench. Senior forward Rashad Austin added nine points and nine rebounds. Craig Green poured in 18 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to lift Midwestern State to a 76-61 win over the Hilltoppers in the finale of the St. Edward’s Shootout Monday night at the Recreation and Convocation Center. Green hit all but one of his shots from the field including a 2-for-3 effort from beyond the car and went 6-for-6 from the charity stripe in the second half after misfiring on his first four shots of the first half - all 3-pointers. The effort was enough for him to gain tournament MVP honors. Green kept it going to start the second half when he combined
with senior forward Rashad Austin for a 10-0 run. Austin, who finished with 13 points and eight rebounds, finished a nice feed from Chris Hagan on the next possession to give MSU the lead for good before hitting the back end of a two-shot foul to give the Mustangs a 34-32 lead less than two minutes into the half. Green would reel of the next seven points as he converted another Hagan feed, knocked down a pair of free throws then canned a pull-up 3-pointer off of a steal to give the Mustangs a 41-32 lead. Hagan, who was also named to the all-tournament team, finished with eight points, four assists and two steals while Jason Ebie hit a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 11 points, five assists and four rebounds. Midwestern faces St. Mary’s in its home opener Wednesday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.
Men’s basketball starts off 2009-2010 season strong MSUMustangs.com For The Wichitan
Chris Hagan scored seven of his game-high 22 points during a decisive 8-minute stretch to lift Midwestern State to a 63-52 win over Trinity (Texas) Sunday afternoon in the St. Edward’s Shootout at the Recreation and Convocation Center. Hagan and Mustangs answered after NCAA Division III Trinity chiseled away at a onetime 12-points Mustang lead to tie the contest at 45-45 on a Ryan Beall jumper with 8:42 to play. “At that point, you want to see which one of your guys is going to be the one that decides you’re not going to lose,” MSU coach Grant McCasland said. “He was that guy tonight.” Hagen canned his third 3-pointer of the game then converted an Ebie steal and pass into a layup before senior guard Craig Green hit a pair of free throws to close an 11-0 run to give MSU a 56-45 lead with 2:59 to play.
The Mustangs responded with an 11-point, 98-yard drive capped by an Eskridge-to-Andy Tanner 7-yard scoring connection to cut the ACU advantage to 24-21 with 1:06 to go. MSU was unable to fall on Lee Scott’s ensuing on-side kick allowing the Wildcats to run out the clock.
Senior wide receiver Andy Tanner closed a stellar career with nine receptions for 92 yards and a touchdowns, while senior running back BeeJay Mathis paced the rushing attack with 62 yards on 11 carries. Abilene Christian advances to face No. 2 Northwest Missouri State next Saturday in Maryville.
Kickoff is set for noon. The Mustangs close the season at 9-3 - with all three losses by just a field goal. Many of the MSU players garnered postseason honors. Quarterback Zack Eskridge was named Co-Offensive Back of the Year. Senior Andy Tanner was named Receiver of the Year, while Micah Hill was the CoDefensive Back of the Year. Head Coach Bill Maskill was named LSC Coach of the Year. Eskridge, Tanner, JJ Ford and Lance Calloway were named to the LSC Offensive First Team, while Sharod Basey and Micah Hill were named to the Defensive Team. BeeJay Mathis and Matt Hanson were on the Second Team Offense and Stephen Turner garnered Second Team Defense honors. Sheldon Galloway, Dillion Sullivan, Jose Martinez, Austin Shields, Emmanuel Bagley, Austin McDaniel and Brandon Williams were Honorable Mentions. Eskridge was honored with the LSC South Academic Player of the Year. JJ Ford, Tyler Maner and Michael Mejia were on the All-Academic Team. Eskridge also earned ESPN The Magazine All-District 6 accolades Thursday as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America
Bryan Sajjadi was one of nine seniors who played their last game on Friday. (Photo by Patrick Johnston)
Men’s soccer knocked out of NCAA Division II playoffs MSUMustangs.com For the Wichitan
No. 3 West Texas A&M peppered No. 8 Midwestern State with a pair of early goals to roll to a 3-0 win the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs Friday afternoon at Dirks Field. “They took care of their chances and put it away early,” MSU coach Doug Elder said. “This was a horrible, horrible game. It’s just the worst we’ve played all season and I can’t really explain why. It got ugly pretty early.” The Mustangs, who closed the season with a 13-2-3 mark, were playing without Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Year Raul Herrera, who led all NCAA Division II goalkeepers with a 0.30 goals against average.
And the Buffs took full advantage as Ben Everson put away a cross in the ninth minute to give WT a 1-0 lead before MSU defender Jake Landon took a player down along the touch line and whistled for a foul in the box in the 15th minute. Nicki Nielsen converted the penalty kick to give West Texas A&M a commanding 2-0 advantage. That goal allowed the Buffs to cram the defensive zone and counter. The Mustangs just couldn’t recover. “We didn’t handle adversity well at all today,” Elder said as MSU was also without starting midfielder Tyler Murphy and experienced forward Kyle Kmiec. “That’s just the breaks of the game.” The Buffs added a third goal
in the 61st minute when Dominic Furness got behind the defense after the Mustangs began to move players forward. The teams had played to a pair of draws earlier this season including a scoreless result on Sep. 18 at the MSU Soccer Field before playing to a 1-1 tie last month in Canyon. The loss was the first for the Mustangs in the opening round of the NCAA Division II playoffs in now its sixth appearance. “It’s very disappointing,” Elder said. “Nothing went our way. West Texas was the better team today.” The Mustangs made their fourth-straight postseason appearance despite losing a total of 15 players over the past two seasons after making a Final Four appearance in 2007.
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On Deck this week... Wednesday November 18 Tuesday
Men’s Basketball vs. St. Mary’s 7 p.m.
Friday November 20 Women’s Basketball vs. Western State 2 p.m.* Saturday November 21 Women’s Basketball @ Fort Lewis 7 p.m.* Men’s Basketball @Newman (Kan.) 7 p.m.
Women’s basketball starts strong in season opener Kaitlin Morrison Sports editor Midwestern State women’s basketball played their first and only exhibition game of the 2009-2010 season against Dallas Diesel Wednesday at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Sophomore forward Cierra Thompson put in 17 points to lead the Mustangs to a a 73-67 win despite Diesel’s late comeback. Thompson connected on 7-out-of-10 shots including a 3-pointer while pulling down eight rebounds. Junior transfer Aqueelah Watkins added 14 points and seven rebounds. Thompson keyed an 11-2 MSU run to open up the second half by hitting a layup off of a Watkins feed, then hit her only
three of the night to give the Mustangs a 43-25 advantage with 18:14 to play. After the Diesel’s Jill Duffey connected on an 8-foot baseline jumper, Nolisha Markham, another junior transfer, hit a pair of free throws to give the Mustangs their largest lead of the night at 47-27 with 16:20 to go. But Chantoya Hawkins, an Oklahoma State alum, poured in 20 of her game-high 24 points to key a Dallas revival down the stretch. The Diesel used a 10-0 run capped by back-to-back layup by Hawkins to climb within 6560 with 2:43 to go, then climbed back to within three at 68-65 on a Duffey layup with 59 seconds to go. But the Mustangs went 5-of-
8 from the free throw line in the game’s final minute to hold off the travel squad. On Sunday, the Mustangs returned to D. L. Ligon Coliseum to open the season against Harding University. Although starting out sluggish start and a seven-point halftime deficit, MSU made a come back and picked up their first win 6958. Junior forward Nolisha Markham finished the afternoon with 20 points and played a key role on the defensive end of the court. The transfer from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M added three blocked shots and had four steals to spark a defensive effort that limited the Bison to 26.9-percent shooting (7-of-26) in the second
half. Junior guard Aqueelah Watkins added four blocks of her own to add to the nine total blocks as a team. Sophomore forward Cierra Thompson scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half to help MSU go on a pair of extended runs to put the game away. Sophomore Karissa Lang, who was making her first career start in place of the injured Michelle Duff, ignited an 11-0 run with 3-ball from the right wing at the 16:06 mark of the second half before Savannah Carver splashed in the second of her two 3-pointer from the right corner to give the Mustangs their first lead after halftime at 41-39 with 15:17 to go. Thompson capped the run
with a runner in the paint to beat the shot clock for a 44-39 lead with 12:55 to play. Senior forward Emily Welborn put in a pair of jumpers to key a 10-2 run as the Mustangs pushed the lead to 59-48 after Lang hit a pair of free throws with 6:14 remaining in the game. Watkins added 10 points and five rebounds, while Carver and Lang finished with eight and seven points, respectively. Sophomore forward Jazman Patterson gave the Mustangs a lift off of the bench with six points and five rebounds in 26 minutes of play. The Mustangs return to action Friday afternoon in the Skyhawk Classic in Durango, Colo. against Western (Colo.) State. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.
Mustangs to watch... WOMEN’S Soccer Midwestern State’s Kari Bristow and Kat Bernick garnered Daktronics AllSouth Central Region honors Tuesday afternoon as announced by the College Sport Information Directors of America. Bristow closes her career as MSU’s all-time leader in assists (22) and successful penalty kick conversions (7) and became the sixth player in MSU history to amass 50 career points. Bernick was a second-team all-region selection after spearheading an MSU defense that limited the opposition to a 0.60 goals against average while posting a school-record 11 shutouts.
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Midwestern State placed four players on the Daktronics All-South Central Region squad as released Tuesday afternoon by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Senior goalkeeper Raul Herrera headlined a pack of three first-teamers for the Mustangs joined by senior forward Nick Auditore and sophomore defender Ryan Spence. Senior defender Brian Martinez garnered second-team honors. Herrera led all of NCAA Division II with a personal 0.304 goals against average while posting 11 shutouts for the Mustangs. Auditore led the Mustangs with 10 goals in 2009. Spence helped MSU to 11 shutouts. Senior outside back Brian Martinez garnered second-team accolades after earning third-team Daktronics All-America honors last season.
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