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New Releases MUSIC: “Blackout,” Britney Spears; “The Long Road Out of Eden,” The Eagles; “The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere,” Andrea Bocelli; “Cyclone,” Baby Bash; “Avenged Sevenfold,” Avenged Sevenfold; “Unbreakable,” Backstreet Boys; “Everything Is Fine,” Josh Turner; “Dirt Farmer,” Levon Helm; “Under the Boards,” Saves the Day; “Here Right Now,” Graham Colton Band; “After Tonight,” Will Downing DVD: “Spider-Man 3,” “License to Wed,” “In the Land of Women,” “Talk to Me,” “El Cantante,” “Day Watch,” “No End in Sight,” “Captivity,” “The Wendell Baker Story,” “The Devil Came on Horseback,” “Journey From the Fall,” “Dear Jesse,” “Basket Case 2,” “Executive Suite,” “John Waters: This Filthy World” BOOKS: “Protect and Defend,” Vince Flynn; “Home to Holly Springs,” Jan Karon; “The Daring Book for Girls,” Andrea J. Buchanan; “The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avacado or Two: The Hidden Lives of Strange Origins of Common and Not-So-Common Words,” Anu Garg; “Write it When I’m Gone,” Thomas M. DeFrank; “Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure,” Michael Chabon; “American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic,” Joseph J. Ellis; “Contact Harvest,” Joseph Staten; “Our Dumb World: The Onion’s Atlas of the Planet, 73rd Edition,” The Onion; “Dead of Night,” J.D. Robb & others; “Christmas with Paula Deen: Recipes and Stories from My Favorite Holiday,” Paula Deen VIDEO GAMES: “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock,” X360, Wii, PS3, PS2; “Manhunt 2,” Wii, PS2, PSP; “The Witcher,” PC; “Hellgate: London,” PC; “Naruto: Rise of a Ninja,” X360; “Culpa Innata,” PC; “Battalion Wars 2,” Wii; “TimeShift,” X360, PC; “Virtua Fighter 5,” X360; “The Simpsons Game,” X360, Wii, PS2, PS3, DS; “Tabula Rasa,” PC; “Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness,” PSP; “NBA Live 08,” PC; “Stranglehold,” PS3
In It To Win It On the day a new poll showed him in a statistical dead heat with rival Senator Hillary Clinton among Democratic caucus voters in Iowa, Illinois Senator Barack Obama brought his message to the young voters at Coe College Monday, where MTV/MySpace’s second presidential dialogue took place (the ﬁrst was with John Edwards). As the forum drew to a close, Obama’s overall ratings among online voters bumped up to show that nearly 87 percent agreed with his positions. MTV/MySpace has extended offers to all presidential candidates from all political parties to participate in similar forums.
Obligatory YouTube Shout-Out
The California Golden Overtones are a completely student-run musical group on the UC Berkeley campus. The a cap pella group performs at Cal football games, University functions and all over the Bay area for private events and parties. They have popular songs (Christina Aguilera’s “Candyman,” “Gangsta’s Paradise”) as well as standards and holiday classics posted on YouTube. Look them up.
‘Everything is Alright’ for MCS
Thaxton: I have no idea! I went to college brieﬂy studying music, as did Matt (Taylor). I would probably be trying to ﬁgure out what I’m doing still. Wanting to play music for a living somehow. I was working a terrible warehouse job when I joined MCS. Hopefully I wouldn’t still be there.
COURTNEY FOREMAN STAFF REPORTER With an interesting mix of power-pop sounds and indie inﬂuences, Motion City Soundtrack truly delivers a distinctive sound they can call their own. With their third album out this year, Motion City Soundtrack has been triumphant when it comes to making a name for themselves. Songs like “Everything Is Alright” and “L.G.F.U.A.D.” from their second album, “Commit This To Memory,” seemed to allow the band to make major strides in the music industry they are associated with. Motion City Soundtrack, formed in 1999, released their ﬁrst album, “I Am the Movie,” in 2003. Two years later, the band released “Commit This To Memory” and immediately began to see their hard work pay off. After the success of previous accomplishments, Motion City Soundtrack is once again on tour promoting their much-anticipated third album, “Even If It Kills Me.” The latest album offers new sounds, new stories and is sure to impress the band’s already growing fanbase. Drummer Tony Thaxton answered a few of my questions regarding their latest album, fun facts about the band and other information that makes Motion City Soundtrack a band we can’t ignore.
Q: Since MCS is not new in the music industry, what advice would you give to upcoming bands that are just getting started? Thaxton: TOUR! Find a way to get out there and play as much as humanly possible! Write some good songs, then let anyone and everyone hear them. It’s not always going to be easy or pleasant. I can’t tell you how many shows we have played to just a handful of people. It can pay off after awhile. It’s almost always a growing process. Get ready to have fun, and sometimes really be struggling. You ﬁnd cheap ways to eat, sleep, etc. If you have the desire and drive to do it, you’ll ﬁnd a way. Q: Are there any other inﬂuences on the music you produce, for example, other bands or other types of music?
Q: Motion City Soundtrack released a third CD Sept. 18. How does the overall sound differ from the last two albums? Thaxton: I think it still sounds like us, but doing new things. I think it’s a little bit of a cross between our ﬁrst two records with some songs like we’ve never written before. I think we stepped it up this time with more instrumentation and harmonies. Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne) was particularly great with helping the arrangements. Lots of great ideas. Q: How have your lives changed since MCS started to take off and become a well-known band? Thaxton: Well, I don’t know how
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WELL KNOWN we necessarily are now, but we’re happy. I mean, we get to pay our bills by playing music. That rules. That was our main goal all along, not having to scramble for work when you are home so that you can survive. Q: As a whole, what have you found to be the most difﬁcult part of being in the music industry today?
Thankfully we’ve done okay, and people seem to like coming to the live shows. Somehow we can often outdraw bands that have sold four times what we have. It’s crazy. Q: What is best part about touring all over the country?
Thaxton: Getting people to buy records! I think that’s the hardest part for anyone these days. People just don’t buy records like they used to.
Thaxton: Just getting to see places you never would have seen otherwise. And meeting and becoming friends with people I wouldn’t have ever known otherwise. I was actually thinking about that the other night, looking through the numbers on my phone, realizing how the ma-
Fantine, Nana, Marguerite Gautier. But Linny is forced into this as a
child. It shouldn’t become some empowering thing for her when she’s older. It’s just ... well, all I can say is, “Holeman, you wrong for that one.” Linny eventually moves away from London and Holeman is good at describing exotic locations, but her plot continues to fall by the wayside and her characters are nothing more than shallow stock characters from a Harlequin romance you can pick up at Wal-Mart (i.e., Linny marries a dissolute man but falls in love with the one she will probably never see again after one night together). This novel could have been so much more, and for a novel that’s presented as being some Serious Business, it fails. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Holeman’s ‘Linnet’ is for the birds KONNIE SEWELL ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
So, it’s the 1820s in England and 11-year-old Linny Gow’s daddy decides he wants to make money off her by turning her into a prostitute. Yeah, it’s gross. But Linny, the main character in Linda Holeman’s “The Linnet Bird,” puts up with this degradation because her long-gone mother told her about her noble ancestry. She’s determined to make her future better than her past. Eventually Linny moves into a whorehouse where she becomes ... how shall I say this? Proud to be a prostitute? There’s nothing wrong with that, per se. I mean, prostitutes in literature have a history of being cool: Belle Watling, Fanny Hill,
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jority of those people are people I didn’t know until I started touring. Q: How has the experience been touring with Anberlin, Mae and Metro Station this fall? Thaxton: Well, it’s only show #5 as I write this, but so far, so good! Everyone is super nice and putting on a great show. I’m excited for the months ahead. Q: If you weren’t making music and touring all over the country, what would you have liked to do with your life?
Thaxton: As a whole, we all listen to lots of different things. There are a handful of bands that all of us like, but overall, it’s a big variety. Bands like Jawbox, Weezer, Superchunk, The Pixies and Ben Folds Five are all big inﬂuences on us. I myself am a giant Ben Folds fan but love things from The Beatles to Van Halen to Tower of Power to The Weakerthans. I get bored listening to the same kind of music over and over. Q: Out of all the places you have toured in your career, do you have a favorite place to come back to? Why? Thaxton: We LOVE going to Japan. It’s the most amazing place I’ve ever been to. Everywhere and everyone is so nice. We’ve been twice, with a third time coming next year, I believe. Words can’t quite describe it. I’d recommend it to anyone.
For all of rock ’n’ roll’s inherent rebellious bluster, it’s rare that any of its practitioners actually speak their minds – apart from mouthing off about other stars they don’t like, of course. God save Johnny Rotten, then, for he remains as unrepentantly outspoken as ever. On the Ramones: “Mommy and Daddy didn’t buy us no guitars!” On the Clash: “Highly manufactured.” On Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Rotten lives in L.A.): “Fine job he isn’t doing!” On Britney Spears: “She doesn’t know who she is anymore.” Oddly enough, he had kind things to say about the royal family.
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Gospel___________________________________________continued from page 1 sity Interscholastic League sightreading and music competitions, where her group received all 1’s, the highest honor. It was from these competitions that Tate said she felt her calling to become a performer. Not until she saw the TV show “American Idol” did Tate ﬁnd the outlet that she felt would help her reach those dreams. “I thought, ‘wow, these people can sing, and become a star overnight. That is what I want to do,’ ” she said. She auditioned for “American Idol” when she was 20. She recalls being very nervous and a little intimidated. “I went to Louisiana and spent two nights in the Superdome before I got to tryout. On the day of my performance I walked in thinking, ‘I am going to get this. I can sing,’ and they cut me before I could ﬁnish my song. I didn’t understand what they wanted,” she said. Her second audition for “American Idol” was this past August. She thought with the success of Jennifer Hudson and Melinda Doolittle, who best compare to her style of singing, she would make it to the second round and hopefully the ﬁnal 10. “They compared me to Carrie Underwood and I was devastated. I thought, ‘I am nothing like Carrie Underwood.’ It was then that I realized that I had to get myself back into school and develop my talent,” she said. Before she came to MSU this semester to begin working on her talent, she attended Texas Southern University in 2001. It was there that all the exciting aspects of her future singing endeavors would unfold. She began singing with the Texas Southern University Jazz Ensemble and received a scholarship. Through the jazz ensemble she met up with many prominent ﬁgures in the gospel industry. One was Kathy Burrell, whose sister is Kim Burrell, a successful gospel singer. She be-
gan making her way into gospel music by singing backup vocals on Kim Burrell’s ﬁrst album. She also met Troy Barnett, whose stage play “For Your Soul’s Sake” would end up changing her direction in life. “The stage play was about seven different women from the Bible who had trials and struggles that women today have. I was asked by Troy to tryout for the play because he knew I could sing, and I ended up making the cast,” Tate said. Tate played Leah, the daughter of Jacob, who deals with self-esteem and feeling value within her life. She not only had the role as Leah in the play, she also sang lead vocals on four songs. The play had many struggles in the beginning, but Tate said that the performers knew there was a purpose in what they were doing. The message that the play would send to people was worth the struggle, she felt. Tate quit school at Texas Southern to travel with the group and perform the play. They began by traveling all over the state, playing at small venues and churches. Mostly the group performed at women’s conferences. Tate explained that the play was not just targeted toward women, there was a message for men, but it mostly was about selfhealing. It was when the group met up with another gospel inﬂuence that the play began to take off. James Fortune, a member of James Fortune and FIYA (Flowing In Yahweh’s Abundance), saw a lot of potential in Tate and the other cast members. They formed a group of about 15 young adults to sing and travel across the state. She and the group also performed in Florida and California. With the help of Fortune, Tate sang “You Survive.” According to Tate, the single stayed at number 15 for a long time, but by the end of the year the song shot to number 4 on
the charts. Tate can recall the ﬁrst time she heard the song played on the radio. “We were all getting ready to leave California after our last show,” Tate recalled, “and everyone was crowded on the bus. Someone started kicking and screaming, and we all woke up and realized that the song was playing on the radio. We were excited.” She said a third single has been released on gospel radio and that the songs are in heavy rotation on Houston gospel radio stations. Tate left the group recently to move with her husband and two children to Wichita Falls. However, before leaving Tate was able to be a part of the “For Your Soul’s Sake” soundtrack album. Tate has four solo pieces on the album, one of which is the title to the soundtrack. Tate hasn’t performed with the play since moving to Wichita Falls, but she expects to hookup with the group in October in Dallas. The music major’s future plans are well established. Tate has currently been working on her own album, which she hopes to release in 2010. She has written lyrics and melodies for 10 of the songs planned to be on her self-titled album “Toni Tate” or “Miss Toni” she said. The only thing missing, she said, is the perfect single. A fan of Betty Wright and Anita Baker, Tate wants her genre of music and her ﬁrst single to reﬂect exactly who she wants to be as an artist. Tate, a proud African-American beauty, does not want her music to be like that of most African-American musicians. “I want to impact girls everywhere that had issues that I once had with self-esteem and feeling beautiful,” she said. “I want my child to be like, ‘that’s my mom and she sings about things that heal people.’ That’s what my music is about.”
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Faith_____________________________________________continued from page 1 “Christianity is seen as a religious majority in the world,” Fort said. “But, only 30 percent of the world’s populations is Christian and the number two religion in the world is Islam.” According to Fort, there are ten great religions. Fort suggests that, because beliefs are easily inﬂuenced by what is familiar or similar, people research and identify the individual strengths of each religion before deciding which one is best for their lifestyle. Fort also mentioned a continuum. On one end are pluralists, the inclusive, open-minded group, while on the other end there are the traditionalists, where the members are exclusive, very close-minded and
believe everything should stay the same as it was in the past. Both extremes are actually very closely related, but there is still gray area where people are not sure where to place themselves, he said. The audience was asked to use the random placement of people at their tables to discuss which extreme they consider themselves to be. Freshman Lenny Benton considered himself a pluralist. Benton was raised Christian, but has chosen not to be close-minded about other religions. He has decided to experiment with the different religions before he settles on one. Collean Kinser, a sophomore
English major, is a Christian. Kinser calls herself a pluralist, but also informed her group that she will never leave Christianity for another religion. When the question, “Why do we feel the need to push our beliefs off on others?” was asked, Fort replied, “Things that are important to you should be important to the people you care about. Persuasion and religion are one in the same.” Fort closed the program by saying, “Truth always has an interpretation and everything is a point-ofview including… everything is a point-of-view.” “Think about that for a minute,” Fort told the audience.
Guerrilla_________________________________________continued from page 1 The Guerrilla Girls now have a Web site, guerrillagirls.com. They also write books, make posters and print projects. They travel the world giving presentations and showing small-scale versions of their work. Recently they created new projects about cultural situations of speciﬁc situations and events, like The Venice Biennale of Art, the status of women artists in Turkey and the representation of women artists in national museums in Washington, D.C.
One of their most famous posters was featured on New York City buses in 1989. The headline read, “Do women have to be naked to get into the Met Museum?” Members of the original Guerrilla Girls group always wear gorilla masks when making appearances. During certain appearances they wear miniskirts and ﬁshnet stockings, and assume the names of deceased famous female artists. The females proclaim that no one knows their names except for some of their
mothers or partners. They never reveal the members of the group, implying that there are many Guerrilla Girls all over the world. In 2001, two groups broke away and formed Guerrilla Girls broadband, which focused on the internet and work issues. Guerrilla Girls’ work has been taken up by women’s groups everywhere from Brazil, India, Mexico, Europe, Cyprus, Bosnia and Serbia.
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his employees were more aware. Allen said they use a general cleaner disinfectant called D-27 that is usable on any surface and kills 99.9 percent of bacteria. In other high risk areas such as locker rooms, they use a product called Tackle. These measures are nothing new. “I just took the opportunity to make sure everyone was aware,” Allen said. “I haven’t heard any reports of staph infections on campus, and I wanted to make sure we don’t.” Students can do their own part for prevention. Phillips said that keeping any wounds covered is of the utmost importance to prevent infection. Frequent hand washing can also reduce the risk of contracting staph. Since staph and MRSA can live at least 24 hours on surfaces, Phillips said students should also avoid sharing bar soap, towels, water bottles or toothbrushes.
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MSU put in cofﬁn BOBBY “BLOODSHED” MORRIS STAFF REPORTER Coming into last Thursday’s contest against No. 15 West Texas A&M, MSU was simply untouchable. They were leading the LSC with a .252 attack percentage and hadn’t lost nine straight matches, including 10 straight home matches. The Lady Buffs didn’t care about any of these stats, though, as they came into D.L. Ligon Coliseum and won in straight games with scores of 30-28, 30-24, 30-23. The ﬁrst game of the match was as tight as possible, going back-andforth. The Lady Mustangs couldn’t grab ahold of the lead though, eventually dropping the game on a service mishap. From that point on, momentum went squarely into the hands on WTAMU and the Lady Buffs didn’t let it go. For the remainder of the two games, MSU only held the lead once. The Lady Mustangs’ proliﬁc at-
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tacking offense was held to a meek .086 attack percentage, as middle blocker Sesley Graves was the only bright spot, attributing for eight kills and four blocks in the contest. Shay Velasquez chipped in on defense accounting for 22 digs, helping to limit the Lady Buffs attack percentage to only .140, which had been second-best at .231 entering Thursday night. Junior setter Allison Schreiber racked up 31 assists as she also helped on defense with twelve digs of her own. MSU had no time for a letdown though, as they took on Eastern New Mexico on Saturday in their ﬁnal home match of the season and Senior Day and won 30-23, 30-22, 30-16. On Monday, MSU traveled to Incarnate Word for their third-tolast contest of the season and extended their new winning streak to two matches, taking down the Lady Cards in four games. Midwestern State will now travel and battle Angelo State on Thursday at 7 p.m. before ﬁnishing their regular season at Abilene Christian on Saturday at 11 a.m.
MSU’s Alysha Pritt, 8, Krissa Johnson, 12, Katie Guehler, hidden, and Rachel Gilmore, 9, watch as Shay Velasquez goes for the ball against West Texas A&M on Thursday in D.L. Ligon Coliseum. The Lady Mustangs fell victim to the No. 15 Lady Buffs in three games, 30-28, 30-24, 30-23. Midwestern bouced back and took care of Eastern New Mexico and Incarnate Word this weekend.
On the proceeding punt by the Savage Storm, MSU’s Patrick Roberts muffed the catch which was then recovered, ironically, by SOSU on their own 31-yardline. SOSU drove down the ﬁeld, scoring on a touchdown pass on their fourth play. Both teams failed their PAT attempts, though, so a mere 4 minutes into the game, the score was already knotted up 6-6. After exchanging touchdowns to round out the ﬁrst quarter, the Mustangs and Savage Storm were deadlocked at 13-13. The Mustang offense began their second quarter pinned back on their own 2-yardline, due to a great cofﬁn-corner punt by SOSU punter, Will White. Polk quickly found wide receiver, DelJuan Lee on a 21-yard pass, and followed that with a 30-yard dart to red shirt freshman Sasan Faradineh, moving them into SOSU territory. The eight-play, 98-yard drive was capped-off by a 10-yard run to
the end zone by Polk to set the halftime score at 20-13 in favor of the Mustangs. The Mustangs dominated both sides of the ball in the second half and began to run away with the game. The MSU defense, which was led by the stellar play of freshman safety, Ryan Craven, held the SOSU offense to only eight plays from scrimmage in the entire third quarter. This lock-down defense allowed the offense to take over the game and ultimately sway it into the Mustangs’ favor. While the Savage Storm couldn’t get their offense onto the ﬁeld, MSU couldn’t get their offense off of it. Polk kept the offense on the ﬁeld for much of the third quarter, leading the Mustangs to scores on two70-plus yard drives. Freshman running-back, Marcus Mathis, ﬁnished off the ﬁrst 72-yard drive with a 3-yard run to the endzone, while Polk found receiver
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Mustangs’ offense chainsaws Southeastern Oklahoma, 41-19 BOBBY “BLOODSHED” MORRIS STAFF REPORTER The Mustangs had their work cut out for them heading into Durant, Okla. last Saturday afternoon as they took on the SOSU Savage Storm. Coming off their dominating 736 performance last weekend, QB Daniel Polk and the Mustangs were looking to keep it going and not suffer a letdown. Polk solely contributed for ﬁve touchdowns and a season-high 369 yards of total offense. The Mustangs began on a spark as junior running back, B.J. Mathis ran through the Savage Storm’s coverage team for a 64-yard return all the way down to their own 31yard-line. To not be out-done, Polk capitalized on the great ﬁeld position and threw a strike to tight end, Chad Olsen on the very next play for a touchdown.
MSU spooks Northeastern in OT, 3-2 BOBBY “BLOODSHED” MORRIS STAFF REPORTER
Since MSU has entered into NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer in 1995, they have never had as proliﬁc a goal scorer as Daniel Brown. MSU needed every single one of his record-breaking goals to lead them past Northeastern State last Sunday afternoon. Brown started his scoring with a free kick from the top of the box in the 20th minute. Then, running full speed he chipped in his second goal off of a superb assist from Brannon Calvert
in the 66th minute. The two goals weren’t enough, though, as Northeastern’s Clark Bradford met him goal-for-goal ending regulation play in a 2-2 tie. To complete his incredible hattrick, Brown needed ten more minutes. Then in that tenth minute of overtime play, Brown found himself with a breakaway opportunity. He hit the game-winning goal on NSU keeper, Devon Murray, securing his ﬁrst career hat trick and the win for the Mustangs. With these three goals, Brown now has 21 goals in his career, pass-
ing all other scorers in Division II history, and all other scorers besides Kris Henderson in all-time MSU history. Brown still needs ﬁve goals to match the record set by Henderson. MSU will travel back home for Senior Night this Friday night to take on Eastern New Mexico at 7pm. Then they will ﬁnish their regular season Sunday afternoon at The MSU Soccer Field against West Texas A&M in a game scheduled for 1pm. Midwestern is ranked No. 7 nationally and No. 1 in the Midwest.
Robert Wells on a 15-yard passand-catch for a score to ﬁnish off the second 78-yard drive. These drives ballooned the Mustangs lead to 34-13 entering the ﬁnal quarter. Polk scampered for his third rushing touchdown of the afternoon with about two minutes left in the game to extend their second half blowout to 41-13. Later in the game, as time was expiring, SOSU QB Jeremy Paxton connected with receiver Rob Morris for a 23-yard passing touchdown. This late-game score would push the ﬁnal score to an overwhelming 41-19 win for the Mustangs. Mathis ended with a team-high 77 yards rushing on 13 carries, including his touchdown in the third quarter. B.J. Mathis tallied 64 yards rushing to round out the Mustang running attack himself while Lee caught seven passes totaling 99 total yards receiving. Wells ended the day with 71
yards receiving on ﬁve receptions, including a touchdown grab. Along with Craven’s team-high eight tackles, Darron Harbert and Jacob Martin both chipped in seven tackles apiece to lead the Mustang defense. Polk had 296 passing yard on an 18-of-27 passing day, including two scoring tosses. He also attributed 73 rushing yards tacking on three more touchdowns. With this performance Polk landed himself in the record books once again, passing two records previously set by MSU standout Phillip Boggs. Polk now owns both the singleseason and career total offense records setting both at 7,499 and 2,779 yards, respectively. The Mustangs will go on the road again this week, taking on Eastern New Mexico Saturday at 3pm. MSU is now 7-2 and No. 21 in the American Football Coaches’ Assocation NCAA Division II Poll.
1. Do you have any nicknames? “ZZ. People call my dad Big Z so they gave me two z’s.” 2. If you could play another sport in college, what would it be? “Basketball, I’m pretty good.” 3. What is your toughest class this semester? “Spanish III” 4. Who is your favorite athlete? Why? “Brian Dawkins. He’s a great leader.” 5. What is a non-athletic talent you have? “I can play the piano a little” 6. What is your favorite food? “Mexican!” 7. What are your plans for Halloween? “Nothing. Not dressing up.” 8. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “In the NFL or behind the scenes for big-time movies.” 9. What is your favorite movie of all time? “Godzilla vs. Megalon! I grew up a big fan of Godzilla. I have all the movies.”
PATRICK “THE JACK-O-LANTERN” JOHNSTON | THE WICHITAN MSU’s Daniel Brown, 22, races past a Northeastern defender earlier this season at The MSU Soccer Field.
10. What is the best thing about MSU Football? “We have togetherness and everybody knows everybody.”
Mustangs bury ENM alive JOSHENSTEIN MUJICA SPORTS EDITOR
The MSU women’s soccer team beat Eastern New Mexico State University, 2-1, on a free kick Sunday afternoon in Portales. Kari Bristow rolled the ball in from 40 yards out in the 71st minute as the Lady Mustangs came from behind to win their fourth-straight and sixth out of their last seven. The free kick came after Kendra
Clemons took a foul and after sophomore Katy Lukert scored from the right wing to even the score, 1-1. Freshman Brandy O’Neal was awarded LSC Co-Offensive Player of the Week for her two-goal performance last Friday in MSU’s ﬁrstever win at West Texas. The Lady Mustangs worn 3-2. MSU is now 12-3-2 overall and will play at noon in the LSC Championships Friday in Edmond, Okla. They will play Thursday’s winner between Angelo State and WT.
RECREATIONAL SPORTS FLAG FOOTBALL-10/22 MEN SIGMA NU DEF. KAPPA SIG, 33-14 BALL WIZARDS DEF. GQ ASSASSINS, 34-0 FREE AGENTS DEF. SAND BOX WARRIORS, 28-6 DO WORK SON DEF. BSM, 41-36 PHI SIG DEF. TKE, 10-7 HEADBUSTAS DEF. DTF, 32-12 OFF IN THE SHOWER DEF. SHOCKERS, 41-30 SHOWTIME DEF. PHOTOS BY DEB, 47-0 D5W DEF. DOMINATORS, 40-26 WOMEN PONYTAILS DEF. ALPHA PHI, 35-0 SIGMA KAPPA DEF. GAMMA PHI BETA, 10-7 CHI OMEGA DEF. BADDEST CHICKS, 14-0
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