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SOLD! to the highest bidder.

An area at MSU can be named after you – if you have enough $$$.

$25,000 Classroooms in Bolin, Bridwell, Prothro-Yeager and others*




$45,000 Lecture podiums and presentation equipment in Bolin



ant your name on a campus building? It’s as easy an opening your wallet. MSU, in an attempt to raise money, has launched a “naming opportunity” to attract private donations. For a set amount of money, individuals can have buildings, classrooms, halls or even equipment named after them. It isn’t cheap. For a contribution of $5 million, a donor can have his or her name branded on the College of Health Sciences and Human Services. Classrooms in most buildings run about $25,000. For an endowed chair, however, a donor will have to fork over $750,000. According to Dr. Howard Farrell, vice




$50,000 Seminar rooms, writing labs, studios and lounges

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$100,000 Community center in Dillard, lecture halls in Prothro-Yeager COMMUNITY CHEST

*does not necessarily reflect all donation opportunities.

Page design and photo illustrations by Chris Collins. All photos courtesy. $5,000,000 Christ Academy, College of Health Sciences and Human Services $2,000,000 Regional Simulation Center $3,000,000 Sundance Court, Sunwatcher Village

approximate cash donations 2009 - Oct. 17, 2011:


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Making a name for MSU The most popular fundraisers seem to be bake sales, cake-walks, carwashes and auctions (silent or otherwise). MSU is taking the reigns this year on a diffferent type of fundraiser, one that will bring in the big bucks and have a lasting impact on the donors, the school and the students. For the past five years, donors have been offered ‘naming opportunities’ for various classrooms, common areas and scholarships at MSU. It may not seem like that big of a deal, but in reality, it’s important to the life of our university as well as the involvement of the community. Patrons are asked to pay a negotiable amount to MSU so they can name the physical space of their choosing. Cost of these spaces ranges from $25,000 to $5 million. Donors choosing to name endowments/scholar-

ships must begin their donations at $10,000, and have no set limit. This type of fundraiser benefits all parties involved for a lifetime, instead of just having someone buy something at a fundraiser that they will forget about, eat, or never use again. These donations are a mark on the community for the patrons as well as for MSU. For donors, this naming opportunity makes a permanent effect on the MSU community. Alumni donors may feel more connected and involved with the university, even if they are unable to visit or make regular contributions. The donors also benefit by getting a nice tax cut from their generous donations. For the university this naming program is a great opportunity and idea. It shows MSU supporters that their

support is still needed at MSU and that they are still welcome to be involved in what happens on campus. Students are the core of any university. This program allows deserving students to receive the education they would otherwise not be able to attain because of financial inabilities. Every bit of money given to the scholarship division of the naming program benefits students by offering scholarships and financial aid. Since about 20 percent of the university’s income comes from private donations, it is imperative that MSU employs aggressive tactics in raising funds. This naming program is one of the smartest fundraising programs MSU has in place. Hopes are high that this program takes off and interests the appropriate donors.

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Letter to the editor To the Editor: I read with dismay your article on wages paid by MSU. I understand that the wages of the top echelon may be of interest to the public. I understand that the levels of pay overall can be of interest to the public when compared to other universities, or private industry, or other locations. I understand that the total paid in wages may be of interest to the public as a matter of university budget, tax increase proposals or other related concerns. However, I am deeply offended that you would publish the individual wages of each staff and faculty member. I do not see how the specific wage of any particular individual below the leadership level is of public concern. It is particularly insensitive to those of us who are students who are married to staff -you’ve invaded the privacy of not only the staff, but the students who are part of their families. How can it possibly be in the public’s interest to know what each individual janitor earns? What each individual technician, food service, or administrative assistant earns? This is incredibly insensitive to the people who serve the students of this university. Salaries are always sensitive issues, and now you’ve made it possible for every staff member to be unnecessarily distracted by knowing what their peers are earning. You’ve just given an entire community the ability to make judgments about performance levels of each Johnny Blevins individual. And created an immense opportunity for anger among peers: how many are now going to say “I work just as hard as that guy and look at what he makes!” or “Look how much less Johnny is making save their money and can still than I am – he must have got a horrible performance able to share and unite in. Of course baseball is a contro- enjoy their lives and the company review.”

Recession, ’bout them Rangers?

KAJA BANAS-SALSMAN OP-ED EDITOR Gas costs are skyrocketing, food prices are climbing, and wages aren’t rising to meet the new standard of living. But tight budgets aren’t keeping people away from indulging in America’s favorite pastime, especially in Texas.

The Texas Rangers, as you may now, made it to the World Series (of baseball, for all those who don’t follow along with sports) for the second year in a row. The deciding game saw the Rangers team fielding its home turf in Arlington. The massively important game against the Detroit Tigers sold out the stadium. The fans came out in huge numbers. The stadium was at 104.8 percent capacity! Pretty impressive for a country suffering economically. What does this type of turnout say about Americans? To me it says that Americans have hope. It proves the pride the U.S. people have in their country and in their traditions. It shows that, despite turmoil and financial downfalls, there are still activities that Americans are

versial sport. With all of the steroid accusations, in-your-face team pride and gloating of who has a better ballpark, things are bound to get tense every once in a while. But where’s the fun in abandoning competition just because of a recession? It’s refreshing to think that despite hardships people of all ages, races, genders and religions are able to share a common interest, no matter the cost. And, even though the turnout wouldn’t show it, the cost is high. Tickets for the Tigers vs. Rangers game started at $71 per seat, with regular tickets reaching prices as high as $250! Even though gas prices are getting close to hitting $4 a gallon, it’s nice to know that Americans

of their families by attending a fun baseball game every once in a while.

Weekly quote Baseball’s future? Bigger and bigger, better and better! No question about it, it’s the greatest game there is!

YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED!! Since you obviously don’t see this as any kind of violation of the families’ privacy, I demand that you publish the salaries of every member of your immediate family: father, mother, spouse, siblings, in-laws, etc. What? You don’t want to do that? The very reasons coursing through your mind right now are things you should have thought of when you published rank and file salaries of the staff and faculty. They are people with families and neighbors. You’ve violated their privacy. Don’t be surprised if you see a reduction in services from these professionals. You’ve earned it! A spouse and student of MSU, Mary Williams

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SOLD continued from page 1 president of university development “It’s an opportunity to inform peoand public affairs, tapping into names ple,” he said. “Whatever campus you is becoming a popular trend among go on, you don’t see the ‘Education cash-strapped public universities. Building’ or the ‘Psychology Build“We are trying very, very hard to ing.’ They all have names. One of the raise resources,” he said. “We have most important things people have been very widespread about this be- are their names – the pride in their cause we want people to know.” names.” Farrell said only about 20 percent The MSU administration is currentof MSU’s total operating income is ly looking into naming a computer lab supplied by the state. Private dona- in the geosciences department after a tions also make up about 20 percent donor, he pointed out. That donation of the university’s income. would provide MSU with $75,000. Farrell said naming opportunity efIn order for anything to be named forts began about five years ago. Only after a donor, though, a decision has recently, a brochure was created and to be agreed upon by faculty in the afdistributed. fected area, the administration and the Certain buildings on campus, such Board of Regents. as the Prothro-Yeager College of the “We want unanimity here. There Humanities and Social Sciences and is a huge spectrum of opportunities,” the Dillard College of Business al- he said, citing the atrium in the Clark ready bear the names of prominent Student Center ($250,000) or the lecdonors. The Dillard, McCoy and Red- ture podiums and presentation equipwine buildings were named as part of ment in Bolin Hall ($45,000). this project, Farrell said. Farrell said all parties benefit from A list of possible naming opportunities at Midwestern State University:

$5 million

College of Health Sciences and Human Services College of Science and Mathematics Graduate School Formerly Christ Academy

$3 million Sundance Court Sunwatcher Village

$2 million

Regional Simulation Center

$1 million

Naming of academic department or school (Art, Biology, English, Accounting, etc....) Radiology floor (Bridwell Hall)

Sikes Lake Center (Entire building)

$ 750,000

Endowed Chairs (minimum endowment)

$ 500,000

Atrium (Dillard College) Lecture Hall (Dillard College) Student Pavilion (Dillard College) Atrium (Clark Student Center) Gymnasium (Wellness Center)

$ 250,000 Greenhouse (Bolin Hall)

$200,000 Titled Professorships (minimum endowment)

the name-giving efforts. “The individual wins,” he said. “They also win tax-wise. And of course, the institution wins. Not only in terms of the money, but in the prestige of having people’s names on certain buildings, programs or scholarships.” Farrell said he has shared information about the program with people he considers to be in possession of considerable wealth. “And also, I think we’ve been a little bit strategic,” he said. The administrators’ strategy: distributing material about naming opportunities to CPAs and others Farrell referred to as “wealth management individuals.” “We wanted to give the information to them so that when they talk to these people who have the resources, they can say, ‘Have you ever considered Midwestern State University?’ You can have your name in perpetuity.’”

$150,000 HPC-MS Instrument for Laboratory Research (Bolin Hall)

$ 100,000 Community Center (Dillard College) Lecture Hall (McCoy Hall) Lecture Halls (Prothro-Yeager Hall) Lecture Room (Moffett Library) Galleries (Museum of Art at MSU) Media Gallery (Museum of Art at MSU) Courtyard (Museum of Art at MSU)

A recent reorganization in the MSU administration has left Farrell’s office with the bulk of the responsibility for fundraising. Formerly the vice president for university advancement and student affairs, Farrell is now the vice president of university advancement and public affairs. The office of Dr. Keith Lamb, which last week became the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, has picked up the slack of looking after students. “We split that up,” Farrell said. This move will free Farrell up to raise more funds for the university. “I need to ramp up whatever we do,” he said. “Whatever we do is not an ‘8 to 5.’ You need to have a passion for this. Quite frankly, I think we have the easiest job on campus. What we’re selling is Midwestern State University, and by God, if you can’t sell a product like that you need to go home.”

Pool (Wellness Center)

$ 50,000

Technology Laboratory (Dillard College) Arts Seminar Room (Fain Fine Arts Center) Ceramics Studio (Fain Fine Arts Center) Fine Arts Lecture Hall Metalsmithing Studio (Fain Fine Arts Center) MSU2 Television Studio (Fain Fine Arts Center) Printmaking Studio (Fain Fine Arts Center) Sculpture Studio (Fain Fine Arts Center) Graphic Design Computer Lab (Fain Fine Arts Center)


Fuzzy Ray Classic Basketball Tip-Off Dinner 6:30 p.m. Sikes Lake Center. $25 per ticket. Free for those participating in Fuzzy Ray Golf tournament. Choir Fall Concert 7:30 p.m. Akin Auditorium. Free admission.


Mass 10 a.m. Catholic Campus Center. Wichita Falls Chamber Orchestra Concert 3 p.m. Akin Auditorium.

Wichitan Laboratory (Fain Fine Arts Center) Keyboard Computer Lab (Fain Fine Arts Center) Statistics Laboratory (Protho-Yeager Hall) Writing Lab (Protho-Yeager Hall) Training Room (D.L. Ligon Coliseum) Computer Laboratory (Clark Student Center) Art Lounge (Museum of Art at MSU)

$45,000 Lecture Podiums & Presentation Equipment (Bolin Hall)


Instructional Laboratories (Bolin Hall) Research Laboratories (Bolin Hall) Classrooms (Dillard College, Fain Fine Arts Center, McCoy Hall and D.L Ligon Coliseum) Recreation Room (Clark Student Center) Meeting Room (Clark Student Center) Study Rooms (Moffett Library) Faculty Lounge (Prothro-Yeager Hall)


Endowed Scholarships (minimum endowment)

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Administration revamps job positions BRITTNEY COTTINGHAM MANAGING EDITOR After a four percent drop in enrollment this semester, MSU is shifting gears. Three administrative positions have been restructured. Dr. Keith Lamb, former vice president of student affairs, has had “enrollment management” added to his title. MSU President Dr. Jesse Rogers said Lamb was selected because of his experience with student activities, with

student government and his close relationship with many of the university’s students. “Enrollment management is a concept that has been around for over 20 years,” Rogers said. “In this position, Dr. Lamb will work with the Office of Admissions on recruiting.” Additionally, he will work with the Office of Financial aid. “It is important that a university has cooperation between these offices in order to serve all of the students’ needs, particularly for those applying for admission to MSU,” Rogers said.

Rogers believes that Lamb’s knowledge, personality and his recent completion of a Ph.D. in higher education administration uniquely qualify him for this position. Dr. Robert Clark, vice president of administration and institutional effectiveness, will now head the effort for reaffirmation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). With that title, he will also make travel arrangements for the SACS off-site visit to the campus. “This is a huge job and he will spend most of his time writing the entire report

for the university over the next year and a half,” Rogers said. Clark will also be in charge of the Information Systems Department of the university where he will oversee MSU’s move into a new area of information technology. This will allow communication between MSU and students, Rogers said. “Dr. Clark is particularly suited for this because of his long-term experience as a professor and his experience with information technology.” Now the Vice President of University Advancement and Public Affairs,

Dr. Howard Farrell is beginning a large fund-raising campaign that will last for the next three years. Before the administration change-up, Farrell was vice president of university advancement and student affairs. But public affairs is not a new division of the university. Farrell’s title was changed to better reflect those offices that report to him, Rogers said. “Raising funds requires personal and professional relationships that are established and maintained over a long period of time,” Rogers said.

The MSU chapter of the NAACP tackles the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ by discussing gender and race stereotypes portunity, just to see what sexes think, and voice their opinions on certain topics,” she said. In preparation for the event, the organizers divided the room into two groups, directing males and females to seats on opposite sides of the aisle. The five panelists who shared their views and experiences came from a plethora of backgrounds. On the male side of the aisle sat Dominique Ellis, an African-American student; Robert Stewart, a historian who is currently doing research for his thesis on the historical desegregation of races in Wichita Falls; and Zach Zoet, a homosexual student. On the female side sat Cammie Dean, a single parent and the coordinator of UPB; and Jasmine Ellis, a multiracial student. The session began with six volunteers from the audience reading descriptions

that stereotyped Americans of different cultural backgrounds. Each description DONACE WILKINSON ended with the assertion: “My culture is FOR THE WICHITAN American.” The audience was asked to idenRacial and gender stereotypes are tify whom they thought was being deperpetuated by the media and society. scribed. The problem is ignorance. Dean kicked off the discussion by The solution is education. saying people need to admit they are all The MSU chapter of the National Asguilty of stereotyping people. sociation for the Advancement of ColCoordinator of multicultural services ored People invited students to Dillard Dominique Calhoun said people use 189 Thursday evening to discuss the stereotypes to compartmentalize everyrole stereotypes play in issues of race, thing. gender and sexual orientation. “Stereotypes are continuously perThe debate-styled event was called petuated,” he said, “because you can Battle of the Sexes. hear a description and you are going Tobi Balogun, president of the MSU to assume it’s this person. That’s what chapter of the NAACP, said the assohappens with generalizations.” ciation organized the event because the J. Ellis added that lack of education campus is missing a lot of opportunities is the reason stereotypes are reinforced. for discussions on gender. One audience member, Novelle Will“We wanted to give students that opliams agreed. “Ignorance feeds stereotypes,” Williams said. “There’s nothing you can use to battle stereotypes except exposure. Before I came (to the United States), people told me Americans aren’t smart, but interaction with American students changed (my view).” “What is interesting about stereotyping in America,” J. Ellis said, “is we associate everything white as being American and everything else as AfricanHannah Hofmann American, Native American or Asian-American.” Panelists Robert Stewart and Zach Zoet speak on gender issues at NAACP’s Battle of the Sexes. “If you’re in a minority group

that’s already looked down upon, you have to make an extra step,” she said. “By constantly having to police ourselves to not be the stereotype, we are saying that the rules are okay.” Audience member Abbie Scott said the media is responsible for perpetuating those stereotypes. “Our culture prevents people from being themselves,” Scott said. “We should be correcting those perceptions that people may or may not have.” Dean added that when people buy into media that reinforce stereotypes that complicates the problem. “We attribute certain negative descriptions to certain people,” she said. “I’ve been to ghettoes that are not black. There is nothing that justifies the stereotypes we maintain.” Scott said not all stereotypes are negative. “There are positive stereotypes associated with races,” she said, “like blacks are great athletes but there are clumsy blacks.” One audience member said the solution to the problem is to stop spreading a blanket, to stop making generalizations. The discussion was steered in a different direction when Balogun asked whether stereotypes play a role in Americans’ acceptance of interracial relationships. J. Ellis said if black people date people of another race, their motives are questioned. Dean said the rules are different for men and women when it comes to interracial relationships. “There tends to be a problem with women being in interracial relationships,” she said. “People will ask ‘Why is she betraying her race?’” “We are living in country where white women are upheld as the epitome of beauty,” Dean said. J. Ellis said there is a new generation of black women who do not perpetuate that stereotype. Stewart began another segment of

discussions by talking about how gender roles are changing. They are different from the roles he was taught as a child. “My dad said you need to marry a woman who would be in the kitchen and having babies,” Stewart said. He had to learn to be a companion to his wife and not treat her like someone he just shared a bank account with. J. Ellis said in the past, gender roles were rigidly defined, but now those roles are different. “Most women are not going to be housewives,” she said. “Most of us are not going to stop our careers when we have babies. Nobody knows what their role has to be anymore.” Scott said men and women are programmed differently. “Men and women are biologically different,” she said. “Our brains are different and we will not communicate the same way but appreciate our differences.” When the discussion came around to the homosexual stereotypes, Zoet said people often try to classify gay relationships by heterosexual terms. In response to the question of whether homosexual couples make good parents, D. Ellis said children of homosexual parents are sometimes better off than children in single-parent families. Dean said the key to debunking stereotypes is teaching children to value all people as good. “Parents need to teach their children these values before someone else does,” she said. “We can’t ignore the fact that stereotypes affect people who have decisionmaking influence,” Dean said. “Whether or not we take it seriously, we will be judged by our race, gender and sexuality. People in power are still making decisions based on these stereotypes.” Stewart warned the audience against inventing new labels for people. He said people are so busy pointing other people in a certain direction, they may be creating new stereotypes.


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Chris Brown gives R-rated performance


R& B singer and good-boy-gone bad Chris Brown performed at Gexa Energy Pavilion last Friday in Dallas. I was in attendance with my 17-yearold sister for her upcoming birthday. We’ve been on “Team Breezy” since his Run It days and we’re still “Team Breezy,” despite his multiple run-ins with the law. The last time we saw Chris Brown in concert was in 2008 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Since then, Brown has dyed his hair blonde, had multiple altercations with police and tatted up his entire arm and chest area.

These factors definitely made it a different experience from what we had four years ago. The opening act did exactly what an opening act should do, pumped up the crowd and set the tone for what was to come. TYGA was the opening act. With his gold chain, snap back, and tatted body, TYGA showed why he’s ready to make his mark in the rap industry. Bow Wow, who recently joined the tour, performed next. Although Bow Wow had girls screaming at the top of their lungs while he performed, I was not very impressed. First, Bow Wow’s haircut made him look like he was five years old. Compared to what his fellow performers wore, he could have put a little more effort in his wardrobe choice. Second, since Bow Wow hasn’t released anything in about 4 years, he performed songs that made him relevant four years ago. Third, he per-

formed the exact same songs, in what seemed to me the exact same order, he performed back in 2008 at American Airlines Center. Bow Wow is set to drop his new album Underrated before the end of the year. Two time Grammy winner T-Pain was the last act to perform. T-Pain has been out of the spotlight for a while but recently released the single Booty Work which is revamping his career. Although T-Pain is notorious for his auto-tuned voice, his live show was more than I expected it to be. He delivered most of the songs he has ever been featured on, with hits like Bartender and Buy You A Drank. He even went back a couple of years and performed his infamous song I’m in Love With a Stripper. Although his background dancers were mediocre, I was highly impressed with T-Pain’s vocal abilities. He gave a shout out to all of his haters who bashed him for saying he couldn’t sing without auto-tune. He definitely proved them wrong with his all-around performance. Finally, the moment everyone had been waiting for arrived. The curtain that had been up all night finally dropped. The massive stage was unveiled. Chris Brown came out on a 20-foot stage performing one of his songs from his latest cd. Brown performed some of the songs

he released early on in his career that made him the superstar he is today. Unfortunately for parents who were there with their kids, Brown’s latest songs are not very kid-friendly. Words like f*** and n**** were heavily used throughout the night. It was so sexual I started to feel uncomfortable allowing my almost-18year old sister listen to what he was saying. Brown gave a high-energy performance with many costume changes. He began with an all camouflage outfit and by the end of the night he was shirtless, exposing his sweaty, tatted body. As always, Brown made sure to show off his superb dance skills by adding high energy dance routines. This was my first time at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Sadly, I was not very impressed. The venue was filled with trash under the seats. People came late to the concert which became annoying to have to let them pass because of the crammed seats. There were also times when it got so hot my sister and I couldn’t breathe. All in all, I enjoyed the concert. It’s hard to compare the concert to the one in 2008, mainly because Chris Brown is not the same artist he used to be. The teen heartthrob I was once in love with has grown up into a man with a new image. Not sure how I feel about it.

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Makeup artists’ best-kept secrets

Getting a makeover at a cosmetic counter always makes a girl feel like a princess. The makeup commonly looks better than anything she could have done herself, and she never knows how to replicate it. But makeup artists have hidden secrets. They know how to handle brushes and apply products properly. If a girl knows a few of these tricks, she might be able to somewhat imitate that gorgeous just-fromthe-makeup-counter look.

PRIMER (Left) Gina Barbosa, MSU graduate student, volunteering at Calle Ocho Festival Hannah Hofmann

Calle Ocho Festival returns to The Falls KRISTINA DAVIDSON COPY EDITOR Live music, food and carnival games filled Eighth Street in Wichita Falls Saturday for the second annual Calle Ocho Festival. The festival celebrated the end of Hispanic Heritage Month. MSU students involved with Project BOW (Bilingual/ESL Opportunities Window) fundraised and recruited potential participants interested in going through the program.

“With the Hispanic population growing, more bilingual teachers are needed,” Zavala President Angelina Chapa said. The project is designed for future educators to become trained as ESL/bilingual teachers so they can work with students who are weak in English. The program is headed by MSU in collaboration with Region 9 Educational Service Center and WFISD. The Zavala Hispanic Cultural Initiative brought red and yellow balloons as well as a light and happy atmosphere to the downtown Farmers Market.

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Song about killing classmates becomes popular STEVE JOHNSON MCT “Pumped Up Kicks” has been hailed as the song — or at least a song — of the summer, although it first hit the charts in spring and is peaking now, in fall. It is a perky pop ditty with just enough low-fi murkiness to make it hip. “Pumped Up Kicks” is also a song about a kid preparing to shoot his classmates at school. Maybe we’re desensitized by the almost absurdly violent first-person-shooter video games so many kids spend their afternoons playing. Maybe naming the song after fancy sneakers instead of the weaponry creates enough emotional distance. Or maybe we figure — as I initially did — that it’s just pop music, and its ear-candy qualities trump whatever the point of view might be. But after looking closely at the song’s lyrics and listening to it many extra times, I have come to agree that this song is more deserving of a push away than the warm embrace it has mostly received. The tune has been top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since Aug. 27, No. 3 for the last five weeks.

It’s a nice story, almost. I’m not sure what’s subtle about “outrun my gun” — or the verse in which the protagonist appears to shoot his dad. But acknowledging that the song is dark is about as far as most critics who have reviewed “Torches,” Foster the People’s debut album, have come to engaging with “Pumped Up Kicks.” I’ll go further and say that while I will certainly stand up for Foster’s right to try such a thing, and while I don’t doubt his sincerity, his reach simply exceeds his grasp. Foster is no Katy Perry, brazenly exploiting teen sexuality for the sake of “controversy.” You might argue that the tune’s cheeriness is a symbol of just how far off the deep end this kid has gone. That would be a more reasonable interpretation, though, if Foster were more in control of his lyrics: if he were not, for instance, switching from third to first person in the few lines he’s written or offering as the only possible bits of explanation for the shootings sneaker envy and the tidbit that “Daddy works a long day.” We don’t know why he’s planning to do what he does, only that the songs temporary narrator sees him as sort of glamorous. That just doesn’t feel very pop.

s Pumped Up Kicks Lyrics s Robert’s got a quick hand. He’s looking ‘round the room, he won’t tell you his plan. He’s got a rolled cigarette, hanging out his mouth he’s a cowboy kid. Yeah, he found a six shooter gun. In his dad’s closet with a box of fun things, I don’t even know what. But he’s coming for you, yeah, he’s coming for you. [Chorus x2:] All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, you’d better run, better run, outrun my gun. All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, you’d better run, better run, faster than my bullet. Daddy works a long day. He’s coming home late, yeah, he’s coming home late. And he’s bringing me a surprise. His dinner’s in the kitchen and it’s packed in ice. I’ve waited for a long time. Yet the slide of my hand is now a quick pulled trigger, I reason with my cigarette, And say your hair’s on fire, you must have lost your wits, yeah. [Chorus x2:] All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, you’d better run, better run, outrun my gun. All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, you’d better run, better run, faster than my bullet. Run, run, run, run, ru- ru- ru- run, run, run, ru- ru- ru- run, run, run, ru- ru- ru- run, ru- run, run, run, run. [Whistling] [Chorus x3:] All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, you’d better run, better run, outrun my gun. All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, you’d better run, better run, faster than my bullet. r r r r r r r r r r r r r r

After selecting a design, Drive by Press Austin’s Tyler Krasowski demostrates step-by-step introductions on how he makes the one-of-a-kind apparel on t-shirts. Chris Collins

Hot off the press Art students learn new techniques and methods from Drive by Press, print making artists with a mobile art studio BRITTNEY COTTINGHAM MANAGING EDITOR The art department presented a print making demo Tuesday in the Fain Fine Arts parking lot with print making artists, Drive By Press. The New York based company, with a division in Austin, make one-of-a-kind woodblock apparel with each design being hand cut into a piece of wood then custom printed on site.

Drive by Press Austin’s Tyler Krasowski presented detailed knowledge on the history and unique procedures with a MSU print making class. Senior Art Major Soozie Amador said Drive By Press showed her different methods of print making that are outside of an art studio. Amador has dreams of one day illustrating children’s books. “An easier way to make multiple editions would be print making instead of paint the same picture over and over

again,” Amador said. Tuesday’s print making demo gave Amador insight on the mobile print making industry. “This is a good opportunity to see different processes of art work that we might not get the chance to see if we aren’t majoring in the art program,” Senior Graphic Design Major Trey Davis said. Graphic design and print making go hand-in-hand with graphic design having elements of print making that can

help translate various medias, Davis onstrate with students. “We find it a really important part said. “Seeing how print making starts and of a students experience to be in touch the methods used is very interesting and with as many different artists as we can,” said Gary Goldberg, interim chair help,” Davis said. The art department is known for of Juanita and Ralh Harvey School of bringing diverse visiting artists from Visual Arts. all backgrounds to STIMULATE YOUR SAVINGS show their work, give AT lectures and dem-


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Welcome to the world of rugby


On Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Barwise Junior High School, a group of young men gather. If you wait and watch you will see rucks, scrums, and mauls. If you’re unfamiliar with these terms, you’re not alone. Welcome to the world of rugby. The young men gathered are part of the MSU Rugby Club. North Texas is not normally a hotbed of rugby activity but Coach Rod Puentes is trying to change that. Puentes started playing rugby while he was a student at Texas A&M University. “I was always too short to play football, with rugby it doesn’t matter what size you are. Anyone can play,” Puentes said. As a MSU graduate student, Puentes started the team in 1988. Rugby at MSU is a club sport, playing other college and men’s rugby clubs. “This is one of the few sports that

you can play for a lifetime, anywhere you go, all year long,” Puentes said. Puentes said he loves the international aspect of the game. MSU rugby players come from all over the world, so the diversity of the club is not surprising. MSU Senior Matthew Cobb plans to graduate in December with a degree in marketing. He has been playing rugby at MSU two years. “It’s non-stop action,” Cobb said. “There are plays, but you never know what’s going to happen.” As for anyone thinking about coming out to play rugby, Cobb offers his advice to just stick with it. “When you come out here you don’t know what’s going on,” Cobb said. “The coaches are great. They will do anything you need to help you improve your game.” Cobb is from the Dallas area, but is not sure where he will go after college. “I plan on finding a rugby club no matter where I end up,” Cobb said. Rugby is played with 15 people per team with only one referee keeping an

eye on what some describe as a mêlée. The ball looks like an overstuffed American football with the ends rounded off. The field is 100 meters long and up to 70 meters wide. The game is divided into two 40-minute halves and the clock rarely stops. Rugby players play both offense and defense. Substitutions during the game are allowed, but only seven, so if you have to come out of the game, you don’t go back in. The object, of course, is to score more points than your opponents. Points are earned in different ways. A “try” is worth five points. To score a try, a player runs into the end zone (in goal) and must place the ball on the ground with their hand. After a try is scored, the team attempts kicking the ball through the posts for two more points. This is called a conversion. The conversion kick is taken from any distance back on the field, in line with where the try was touched down. To make it easier for the kicker, players generally want to be near the center of the field when scoring the try. After a conversion, the ball is kicked back to the team that just scored.

The final way to score is to kick the ball through the posts, either on a penalty kick or a drop kick for three points. The game starts at center field with a drop kick. The ball must be dropped to the ground before it is kicked, and must travel at least 10 meters. During play, the team with possession may run, pass, or kick the ball to move it down field. Players on the other team can tackle, hold or push the ball carrier but cannot obstruct or tackle any other player. If a player on the opposing team is lining up to tackle your ball carrier, you cannot block or tackle him. A fundamental rule of rugby is that the ball cannot be passed forward. If the ball is passed forward, play stops. To restart play the teams form two groups in a scrummage or scrum. Eight team members (the forwards) line up in two rows, lock arms and push against the other team to gain control of the ball. The ball is fed straight into the space between the two front rows (the tunnel) by the scrumhalf. No hand contact with the ball is allowed during a scrum, players try to hook the ball with their foot

and move it out the back of the pile. The ball can then be picked up by the scrumhalf to resume play. Play also stops when the ball goes out of bounds (in touch). In this case, the ball is tossed in the air between the two teams. The two sides jump or lift a player to gain possession of the ball. When the player running with the ball is tackled to the ground, they must release the ball. The two teams then push over the ball and the tackled player. This is known as a ruck. Again, no hands can be used (unless you are a scrumhalf). If a player is tackled but does not go to the ground, it is called a maul. During a maul, hands can be used to try and strip the ball away from the carrier. To play, all a person needs is a T-shirt, athletic shorts, shoes (like soccer cleats) and a mouth guard. A mouth guard is important, pads are not worn and rugby is a very physical game. “Whoever has the heart and guts to play, there is a place for you,” Puentes said.


Damian Atamenwan Flanker Michael Kately brings a Frisco forward down while teammates Royse Lee, Tyler Blocker and Austin Becker wait to support.

The Midwestern rugby team hosted and lost a scrimmage against Frisco Rugby Club Saturday afternoon. Frisco was no match for MSU as they had players who had featured in professional games with the USA Eagles. The visitors marked the first two tries by breaking through the Mustangs’ defense. Fullback Terry Griffin was defensively alert but Frisco’s offense still managed to advance for a soft try. But the Mustangs had some hope when Freshman Center Austin Becker broke through for a spectacular try. Fly half Benedikt Kling missed the con-

version however that didn’t affect the hosts’ momentum. The Mustangs played harder but Frisco’s skillfulness surpassed their effort as well as the scoreboard. Team Captain Simba Musarurwa was impressed with the club in spite of the performance. “We improved vastly from our previous game against ASU,” he said. “We defended and rucked better than when we played ASU.” Although MSU was only able to muster a try, the team played great especially against a veteran men’s club side. MSU will play its first cup match of the season at the University of Texas, San Antonio on Oct. 29.

Mustangs snatch conference victories DAMIAN ATAMENWAN SPORTS EDITOR Midwestern State Women’s soccer had a successful weekend away with victories against Angelo State and Incarnate Word. The Rambelles’ Maggie Schaffer opened the scoring in the 20th minute by chipping the ball over Goalkeeper Mallory Whitworth. The goal was assisted with good work from Brandie DeBacker. Schaffer had scored the only goal in the same fixture at the Mustangs soccer field but MSU worked hard to prevent a repeat. Senior Forward Lindsay Pritchard tried to roll in an equalizer but she watched her shot sail off target. MSU played a subdued first half but came out in the second

half to outclass Angelo State. Within the first ten minutes of play after the break, the Mustangs put pressure on the ASU back line. Pritchard, Kelsey Hill and Maddie Fraser kept the shots coming, forcing the Rambelles to play strict defense. The hard work of the Mustangs paid off in the 58th minute when Defender Hanna Staley clinically finished an opportunity which came off a rebound. Staley’s first goal of the season was assisted by Fraser, who displays great play making skills. Midwestern kept making the game difficult for the Rambelles until the Mustangs were ready to take the lead as well as clinch the winner. Fraser, again, was the architect of the winning goal. The midfielder played a ball down the wing to Pritchard who crossed it in for Hill to head in her seventh goal of the season. Despite helping assisting both goals, Fraser’s attempts on goal were unable to get past Goalkeeper Morgan Harrison. Head Women’s Soccer Coach Jeff Trimble expressed his view of Friday’s game. “We came out very flat in the

first half of Friday’s game,” he said. “In the second half the girls really started to apply pressure and win 50-50 balls.” The Mustangs traveled to Incarnate Word and extended their winning spree by defeating the hosts 1-0. MSU did not waste time in putting the game aside as Pritchard came through in the third minute for a spectacular onetimer goal. Hill sent her fellow forward a fine pass from the touch line and Pritchard did not hesitate to bury it past Goalkeeper Angelica Carrizales. “The two wins this weekend helped us get closer to solidifying second place,” Trimble said. “Both Angelo and Incarnate are good teams, so it was nice to come away with two wins.” The Mustangs had almost 90 minutes to prevent the Cardinals from coming back. Although MSU had a defensive mind set after an early lead, the visitors accounted for 11 shots on Incarnate Word’s goal. “I am proud that we got two road wins,” Trimble said. Trimble praised the offensive efforts of Hill and Pritchard as

well as the defensive hard work of Staley and Whitworth.

Midwestern will play back-toback road games at Texas A&M-

Commerce on Friday then Texas Women’s on Sunday.

Kelsey Hill (No. 18) tallied her seventh goal of the season against Angelo State University. The forward also recorded an assist in the lone goal victory at Incarnate Word.

File photo by Hannah Hofmann


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Late goals put Mustangs ahead Then in the 31st minute, NSU Henry Wildenborg scored his third of the season with a deflected shot from inches outside the box. The Midwestern State Mustangs The equalizer must have steered a edged intriguing victories against Northgreater contest as both teams kept the eastern State and Newman University to ball moving more than usual. maintain their unbeaten home run. After a rough first half struggle, the David Freeland set the Mustangs Mustangs returned for the second period on their way when he smashed in the with victory on their mind. through ball he received from Chris DwBut the Mustangs did not claim a secyer. ond half goal and neither did the RiverDwyer dribbled past the RiverHawks’ Hawks. The game consisted of endless midfield and defense then, with excellent goal attempts as well as saves. Dwyer and Casey Hibbs sent shots in the 49th minute but were blocked by Ladbrooke. Wood made an hour mark save to block NSU Juan Gonzalez’s shot. VcMor Eligwe came in for Dwyer and headed a shot on goal within two minutes of play. But the sophomore forward was denied as Northeastern proved more obstinate with time. Eventually, the RiverHawks’ stubborn display was undone by a phenomenal golden goal in extra time. After assisting the first goal, Dwyer felt a winning goal would enhance his reperHannah Hofmann toire. The winning goal came with less Forward David Freeland put the Mustangs on the scoreboard Friday and bagged Sunday’s only goal. than a minute of


display of footwork, sent a pass to Freeland for a stunning fifth-minute opener. Then two minutes later, Midfielder Dean Lovegrove produced a right-footed effort in attempt to double the lead but Northeastern State Jordan Ladbrooke stopped the shot. Lovegrove then sent a corner kick ball into the box for Skipper Ryan Spence to send harmlessly wide. Goalkeeper Michael Wood made his first contribution to the Friday night battle by saving NSU Bo White’s threatening shot.

Hannah Hofmann Senior Forward Chris Dwyer scored Friday’s golden goal. extra-time play, just when the Mustangs needed it the most.Fellow Englishman Lovegrove floated an air ball for Dwyer to tuck in a perfectly placed header. Head Soccer Coach Doug Elder commented on his team’s performance. “We played two tough games and came out with two wins,” Elder said. “Both teams played defensively on Friday.” The Mustangs went ahead to defeat Newman University after Freeland took advantage of the visiting goalkeeper’s mistake. With barely five minutes left on the clock, Dwyer assisted his fellow striker with a through ball for his fourth goal of the season. “Freeland and Dwyer did great in scoring goals,” Elder added. “They stayed up tight, that’s what they are there for.” NSU had a few minutes to make an impression but tactical changes by Elder

instilled frustration in the RiverHawks’ offense. Wood, who controlled the defense, noticed a great improvement. “We had a few weeks were we didn’t play well as a team defensively,” he said. “But it looks like we are beginning to play like we should.” The Mustangs celebrated both wins, preparing their minds for Homecoming weekend games against two good teams. “We need to be firing on all cyclinders for this weekend against Incarnate & St. Edwards,” Wood added. “We just have to keep doing our jobs, take chances and outwork our opponents.” Midwestern State will host Incarnate Word and St. Edwards this weekend at the Mustangs soccer field for Homecoming.

Mustangs maul Angelo State 68-20


The Mustangs rolled yet again, putting up over 700 yards of total offense and blanking Angelo State, 68-20. Midwestern State was perfect in the end zone, reaching four times and scoring three touchdowns and a field goal. The charge for the Mustangs was yet again led by Quarterback Brandon Kelsey, who threw for 237 yards, four touchdowns passes, rushed for 134 yards and a scored touchdown. The running game for the Mustangs continues to impress. This week, however, it was far above their already ridiculous numbers, putting up almost 400 yards on the ground alone. Jeremy Pipkin put up 141 yards and two touchdowns for another very strong performance from the red-shirt freshman. Joe Sanders also rushed for 53 yards and a touchdown. In the air, the Mustangs put up big numbers. Between the three quarterbacks that played, five touchdowns were scored and 311 yards were gained with the passing game. The Brandon Kelsey – Sheldon Galloway connection was strong again. The pair hooked up for four receptions for 85 yards, two of those receptions resulting in touchdowns. Kelsey also found a strong target in David Little again this week, finding him four times, one in the end zone, for a total of 93 yards. Edgar Thelliar caught the first touchdown pass of the game from Kelsey. Thelliar finished the day with two catches for 30 yards and a touchdown. Receiver Thomas Carper had two

Junior Offensive Lineman Justen Tyler prepares to hike the ball to Junior Quarterback Brandon Kelsey.

File photo by Kassie Bruton

catches on the day for 70 yards and a touchdown. When it was all said and done, the Mustangs finished the day with 704 yards of total offense, the second most in school history. But, don’t let the defense go unno-

ticed. They forced and recovered two fumbles, one interception, two sacks and seven tackles for a loss, holding Angelo state to only 20 points. The Mustangs started quick and played strong throughout. Their first drive took up nearly five minutes of

clock time, and with 10:14 to go; the Mustangs had their first lead of the game with the pass from Kelsey to Thelliar. Less than three minutes later, the Mustangs scored again when Jeremy Pipkin ran in his first touchdown of the day from 14 yards out.

Again, less than three minutes later, on the first play of the drive for the Mustangs, Pipkin took it 71 yards to the endzone in 11 seconds to put the Mustangs up 21-0. Then, with 36 seconds left, Sheldon Galloway caught his first touchdown from Brandon Kelsey to give the Mustangs the commanding lead of 28-0. Brandon Kelsey scored three more touchdowns before the half was over; two with his arm and one with his legs. Galloway caught a 35-yard TD, Little caught a 63-yard TD, and Kelsey ran for a 77-yard TD all before the carnage was over. Just a side note, this is only the second time since MSU was founded in 1922 that the football team put up more than 50 points in a half. When the second half started, the starters, stopped, and some of the second string men got some playing time. Jake Glover threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Carper nearly ten minutes into the second half. And, with five minutes to go in the game, Joe Sanders ran one in from 11 yards out. Another big contributor to the Mustangs onslaught of Angelo State was kicker Greg Saladino. Despite one blocked field goal at the very end of the game, Saladino was perfect on extra points and knocked two field goals in from 43 yards and 31 yards. So, once again, the Mustangs cruised to a 68-20 victory, and up three spots to #12 in the rankings. The Mustangs will take the field against rival Abilene Christian University for their Homecoming game this weekend. Kickoff at Memorial Stadium is set for 8 p.m.

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