While the women’s basketball team wants to improve on their knowledge of the game, men’s basketball coach said the Mustangs are eyeing national gold.
Students and community members experienced the Indian culture during Garba dance event.
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Frese finds success while battling with schizophrenia Makayla Kinney Staff Writer
Learning to control several psychotic breaks and accepting the diagnosis of schizophrenia were two things well-known psychologist and professor Frederick Frese experienced. On Oct. 25, Frese spoke to faculty and staff about his personal experience with mental illness. “Just because we’re different doesn’t mean we’re deficit. Schizophrenia is a hyper rationality at the sacrifice of common sense. I’m not going to be
ashamed of having this condition,” Frese said. Frese was first diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 25. Since his diagnosis, he has been an advocate for consumers and their families. He is a board member for the National Alliance of Mental Illness to provide a support group for the mentally ill and their families. “Three percent of the population is subject to mental illness. We will no longer be ashamed of the mental illness in our families,” Frese said.
Three months before Frese was diagnosed with schizophrenia, he scored an 810 on the Graduate Record Exam. Even with this lofty score, Frese said it was unlikely for the mentally ill to get a job in the mental health profession. “The difference with mental health disabilities is it isn’t visible,” Frese said. “One common misconception is that all schizophrenics hallucinate. Not all do, but delusions, you have to be careful with them. People with delusions don’t realize what
they’re experiencing is a delusion. To them, it’s reality.” Frese signed a contract with the television show Perception. He has worked with Eric McCormack, the main character, throughout the production of the series. “I just inked the contract last week for a show/series. It’s going to be a lot like MASH. This is going to be set in Afghanistan and in a VA hospital where the chief officer has schizophrenia. I don’t get to sign movie contracts every day, so wish me luck,”
Frese said. Along with teaching and practicing psychology, Frese has written and published books. He said even though people with mental illness may struggle in some areas, they excel better than the average in others. Frese said, like many other people with schizophrenia, his strength was found in writing. “A lot of folks don’t realize that the mentally ill have some strengths better than average. The folks with these disorders get the signal they cannot be socially
accepted in the real world.” Frese is well-known for his humor and his ability to make his audiences laugh. His comical nature was present and accounted for in both places he spoke on campus. “In some places, they call me a stand-up schizophrenic,” Frese said. During the faculty and staff luncheon, Frese talked about national disability
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People dressed as zombies on Saturday during the Zombie crawl. Photo by KERRI CARTER
The route of the 5k took runners through smoke-filled areas like the one pictured above. Photo by KERRI CARTER
The dead inherited downtown Wichita Falls on Oct. 27, as the third annual Wichita Falls Zombie Crawl and 5K took place near the Farmer’s Market Square. The event was sponsored by a number of local businesses, many with booths set up to sell or promote themselves, and the proceeds benefited the Downtown Proud organization, as well as the American Red Cross. “All of the profits from our merchandise, like the Zombie Crawl T-shirts, go straight to the American Red Cross,” Media Coordinator Teri Stalee said. “As well as a portion of the 5K registration fee.” Several students got involved with the planning and production of this event. “I volunteered with Delta Simga Pi registering people for the 5K,” Senior Accounting major Dustin Casey said. “This is the second year I’ve volunteered for this event, and it’s probably the most fun I’ve had at a volunteer event. You always see something new, exciting and interesting.” The Halloween event began at 4:30 p.m. and included a number of events that celebrated the holiday including a costume contest, free concert from four area bands, a rib-eating contest and a flash mob put on by Dance, Etc. One of the main attractions that MSU students got involved in was the art contest, sponsored by the Wichita Falls Downtown
Art Gallery. Students and residents of Wichita Falls were encouraged to enter the contest by Oct. 15, with voting taking place on the Zombie Crawl’s official Facebook page until Oct. 26. The theme of the contest was “creepy” to fit the Halloween holiday, but the event called for zombie-related material. Computer Science majors Lauren Rios, a senior, and Zack Shanks, a sophomore, collaborated on the best-in-show winning piece “Technology Zombies.” “Everybody could do whatever media they wanted, except for sculptures,” Rios said. “So Zack and I put together a digital media piece using Photoshop and other programs.” “We came up with the idea of how people walk around like zombies when they’re on their phones,” Shanks added. “We took a bunch of pictures of our friends, put different skin tones on them and we cropped them all and put them in background pictures and made it look dark.” Rios and Shanks both attended the event last year and said they were looking forward to attending and getting involved with this year’s event. “I came out last year, and had a lot of fun,” Rios said. “I was so excited to take part in [the Zombie Crawl] this year. I’m here to support only, since I’m not a runner, but I made sure to wear my zombie killer shirt.”
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Health care, student loans key Election Day issues our View With Election Day 6 days away, students, if they haven’t already voted early, should be narrowing down their choices for the presidential race. Even though President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney disagree on almost everything, we want to encourage people to understand how important this election is. For example, after the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, every student should be evaluating what Obama and Romney think about gun control. Romney is an advocate of concealed carry, but doesn’t want to create new laws for gun ownership. Instead, he wants the government to enforce the current laws – allowing those who have a gun in their home to continue to have one without going through additional screening. Even though he is in opposition to concealed carry, with the exception of retired police offices, Obama wants more stringent screening for
gun owners. He also wants to eliminate loopholes that allow the mentally ill and children to have access to armed weapons. Hey, first-time voters with minimum wage jobs, did you know Romney doesn’t believe in raising the federal minimum wage? Yet, you might not want to look to Obama for answers. In 2008, he said he wanted to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.50 per hour by 2011. Like a lot of promises made by the president, this increase wasn’t done during his first term. We know some students hear the word “health care” and think that issue only is only a concern for their parents and grandparents, but that is far from the case. Why should you care? Even though college students won’t feel many effects of Obamacare until 2014, this reform allows college graduates to stay on their parents’ health insurance until they are 26. On the other hand, Romney wants to repeal all aspects of Obamacare.
So freshmen, think about having to pay for health insurance plus student loans. Talk about a nightmare. Yet, Romney has a plan for college graduates too, but it involves giving families an option to purchase private insurance that covers members up to any age. Then comes the obvious concern for college students – student loans. Romney has been slammed for his “just borrow money from your parents” view on assisting students with paying for college, but the former governor wants to keep private lenders as an option for student loans instead of subsidizing all loans to the government. During the campaign trail, Romney has told students to just live within their means and it is the student’s responsibility to pay them back, not the government. Obama has, what some would call, a more friendly approach with the Obama Student Loan Forgiveness Program. This program allows college graduates to refinance student loans and obtain “forgiveness” after 20 years
Halloween sends the wrong message to children Today is Halloween and many of you have already been celebrating. The one time of the year it is pefectly acceptable to slut-it-up and rock some totally outlandish outfit you would never wear otherwise. I am a firm believer in hoein’ out on Halloween. It’s the best thing about it. So for all you slutty sailors, this shouldn’t affect you much. What I do not agree with is the concept of trick-or-treating and the whole idea of candy to children. I live a certain way. I rarely eat sweets, haven’t touched a soda in years. That is my choice. I know not everyone is going to live this way and would never demand people make the same choices I do. I’d hope I am more tolerant than that. Obesity is a huge problem right now and yes, that pun was intended. But it is so important in a time where childhood obesity is at an all-time high and health coverage has been such an important part of this election, how can we continue to allow “food” that is so detrimental to people? The argument is everything is fine in moderation, true. But that is never the case with Hallow-
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een. Parents who choose not to participate in this holiday are deemed the awkward and weird parents. This season, SARAH LONG I spent hours OP-ED EDITOR and hours on Pinterest. I regret nothing, but they had some awesome alternatives to candy. My favorite, clemintine oranges with faces painted on the peel. They looked just like jacko-lanters. Simply adorable and I instantly became obsessed. Problem with this? Parents are going to throw away anything not sealed. I understand after the candy tampering in past decades, but I would have loved to get something like that. I have a hard time going against everything I value and contributing to a problem I hold so close to my heart. And can you imagine if I did give out oranges? They would end up on the side of my house. I would prefer my house not be egged or attacked because my snack of choice wasn’t to the lik-
ing of some punk-ass kids. I’d rather not be bullied or guilted into group think. I am not saying Halloween should be outlawed or anything crazy like that, but I think modification is in order. On a child level, don’t worry, I think adult Halloween is wonderful. But it is important we take necessary steps to make sure kids are making good choices. It doesn’t set a good example to use unhealthy food as rewards. If you give them something that tastes so delicious yet so bad for you, why would they want to eat a healthier alternative? Some people will disagree with how I feel about this. Let them have one day, they’ll say. I promise I’m not trying to take the spirit of the holiday away. Halloween is an amazing holiday, dressing up and having a great time with friends and family and a little less focus on the sugary treats. Lets keep it just that, but please please remember choices you are making for your kids will directly impact them in the future. So go out tonight, have a good time and make smart choices. Happy Halloween.
of payment. It decreases to 10 years for nurses, members of the armed forces and teachers. Students and young people often think their vote does not matter. We want to remind students their vote is a huge factor. We want our readers to understand the importance of this election and how crucial it is for people to vote. We cannot stress enough how important it is to get out there and vote this election and to get educated about the candidates. There are more than two people on the ballot – Jill Stein, green party candidate, and Gary Johnson, libertarian candidate, for example. Regardless for whom you vote, it is important for young people to have a voice and contribute to the next stage of this country. To find out where to vote in Wichita Falls, contact the Wichita County Courthouse or visit www. co.wichita.tx.us.
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Across: 2.Scary attraction 5. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy 6. Popular undead costume 12. Popular kids saying 13. Phi Sig presidents 14. “Somebody in this camp ain’t what he appears to be” 15. #2 Top-rated candy choice 16. No longer living
Down: 1. Pumpkin carving 3. A ghost says 4. October season 7. Afraid 8. Six Flags 9. October 31st 10. Home of 13 nights of Halloween 11. “I’ll get you my pretty”
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ZOMBIES from pg. 1 Shanks, like many in attendance, took the time to dress up for the festivities – sporting zombie makeup and tattered, bloody clothes. “It took me about an hour-anda-half to get my costume ready,” he said. “A friend of mine did the
face makeup for me, but I tore up some old clothes and splattered the fake blood on them for the rest of the costume.” “The costumes are definitely the best part of coming out to this event,” Rios said. “It’s cool to see how creative and imaginative
people get with dressing up.” The Zombie Crawl itself kicked off at 6:15 p.m. Those in costume were lined up and allowed to walk down Eighth St. for a photo opportunity that made it look like Wichita Falls undead had taken over.
People dressed as zombies walking past The Wichita Theatre. Photo by KERRI CARTER
Once the sun went down, event coordinators began to get everyone gathered near the giant Wichita County Sheriff’s tank at the race start line for the night’s main attraction, the 5K run. “The zombie crawl was free to the public, and it was a cool Halloween-themed family event that everyone could attend to hang out,” Stalee said. “The 5K is the main part of the evening, though, and it’s a fun run through downtown Wichita Falls with different obstacles. It’s sort of like a haunted house, too.” The race course was set up to resemble a post-apocalyptic world. It started on Eighth St. and Ohio Ave. The race then proceeded downtown, crossing through back alleys, empty parking lots and garages and an abandoned warehouse. At checkpoints, event volunteers set up different obstacles, such as a smoke screen, and acted out short skits pertaining to the zombie apocalypse. Runners chose to be survivors or zombies, with the survivors getting a 60-second head start. A zombie’s goal was to try to catch up to the survivors and attempt to take the orange flags they were given before the race to turn them into a zombie. Several MSU students participated in the race as both survivors and zombies. “I showed up to run from some zombies and get ready for doomsday,” senior Taylor McLemore said. “My goal was just to survive, not win anything.” “I definitely came to get my running shoes on and be a zombie,” graduate student Alicia Griffin said. “I’m obsessed with zom-
The Zombie Crawl attracted all age groups. Photo by HANWOOL LEE
bies and I love doing the makeup. I was suffering from a cold, but I went out and tried to get as many survivors as I could. The best part was that I got to “kill” my mom, who ran as a survivor.” According to Stalee, last year’s event had 371 running participants. This year, pre-registration alone totaled at more than 500 par-
ticipants, and many continued to register throughout the day until race time. “We’re glad that everyone came out and supported [the Zombie Crawl & 5K],” Stalee said. “It’s a different event, but that’s what makes it awesome.”
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Professor devotes time to empower students Ruth Fitzgerland-Black Staff Writer
Laura Fidelie has dedicated the past six years empowering students with her knowledge as a criminal justice professor. She also spends her time teaching abroad for the British Studies program. With a mountain of accreditations, six publications in peerreviewed journals, encyclopedia entries and book reviews, Fidelie decided to tackle a new project this February by filling the role of faculty sponsor for theAlpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society. According to Taylor Jackson, president of Alpha Phi Sigma, the honor society had been inactive since 2004. Last spring, the five remaining members joined forces and made steps to reinstate the society with national headquarters. “In the spring of 2012, we only had two members,” Jackson said. “With help, we managed to recruit three more. Five members basically had to work alone.” Jackson said students wanted to distinguish themselves for all their hard work in the Criminal Justice department and went above and beyond to reach their goals of revamping the honor so-
ciety with some new blood and a new adviser. In fact, Jackson said, most students do not even realize that Alpha Phi Sigma is or was ever active. Other than a few flyers hanging in the Martin building, students have gone years without being informed of the honor society, making it nearly impossible for students in the criminal justice field to seek out the society on their own. Jackson and vice president of Alpha Phi Sigma, Luzmila Moreno, along with Linda Aguilera sought out Fidelie based on their experiences with her both in the classroom and her prestige in the criminal justice field. “As a group, we all decided that professor Fidelie would be the absolute best option,” Moreno said. “I’ve known her since my first year at MSU, and she has always stood out to me above all other professors. I even studied with her abroad in London.” Both Jackson and Moreno said they knew Fidelie was already an extremely busy individual. In fact, Fidelie just completed a book manuscript, Criminal Law: Core Concepts, to be published next year. Nevertheless, Moreno said
they were steadfast in their belief that Fidelie was the right person for the job. “She is extremely smart and constantly working,” Jackson said. “Even with her busy schedule, she compiled a list of eligible members and took time out of her Sunday to attend our new members’ induction.” Due to the work of the members of Alpha Phi Sigma, Fidelie is now an honorary member of Alpha Phi Sigma. Before the students approached her with the adviser proposition, she had never been associated with Alpha Phi Sigma. “She helped us without any obligation to do so,” Moreno said. According to Jackson and Moreno, to be eligible as a faculty sponsor, one must be distinguished and prestigious within the field of criminal justice. Officers of the chapter must elect a faculty sponsor, and it was Jackson’s job to submit Fidelie’s resume and accreditations to national headquarters. Jackson’s request for those documents reaffirmed the chapter’s decision to elect Fidelie as faculty sponsor. “She gave me a ‘short’ resume,” Jackson said with a chuckle. “And by short, I mean
she gave me a 10-page booklet of awards, publications and journal entries.” Jackson said she believes that the success of the MSU chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma will be correlated with Fidelie’s involvement and interest in her students’ success, and she has never come up short in that department. “She is so humble,” Moreno explained. “Woman-to-woman, she is very inspiring. She empowers women and is incredibly encouraging. She is such a positive role model to her female students.” According to Fidelie, it was an honor just being asked to fill the position of faculty sponsor and she said yes immediately. Getting to know and work with her students outside of class is one of the great privileges given to university faculty members, she said. Fidelie plans to return to London this summer as assistant director. Along with her new duties as faculty sponsor of Alpha Phi Sigma, the ten-student classes allow faculty and students to interact with each other and instructors much more than they would in a traditional class setting. In addition, Fidelie said she be-
lieves awareness should be raised about Alpha Phi Sigma because of the great work and achievements that each student member has accomplished. “These students are incredibly dedicated and have given so much, both to MSU and the larger community,” she said. “I am so proud of all that they do and the way they represent MSU and the Criminal Justice department.” Fidelie also loves being able to give the students the tools they need to turn their fantastic ideas into reality, and thoroughly enjoys getting to know her students outside the classroom. “My plans for Alpha Phi Sigma are to give the students whatever help and guidance they need to fulfill their goals,” she said. “The honor society belongs to the students, so their goals are my goals. They are definitely the heart and driving force of their honor society.” With Fidelie as Alpha Phi Sigma’s faculty adviser, according to her doting students, that heart beats a little bit stronger.
Laure Fidelie in front of the Temple Church in London. Photo by GARY GOLDBERG
Planning a life after graduation
Christina Martinez Staff Writer
There are 5,916 students enrolled in 45 undergraduate programs this fall. Most students obtain a degree to start a career after graduation, but some students do not know where to start. The Career Management Center, located in room 108 of the Clark Student Center, provides students and alumni with information on how to search for a job before and after graduation. Some 500 students during the fall semester and 700 students during the spring semester receive one-on-one help from the Career Management Center. Randi Roanhaus, employer relations coordinator, said she posts every job she has knowledge of on the center’s website. The first thing students should do is think about what type of job they want to have after graduation, she said. “When you graduate, you should have an idea of when and what you want to do,” Roanhaus said. “It’s really hard to help a student or an alumni find a job if they don’t know what they want to do.” Roanhaus said students are typically looking for entry-level positions, in their field of interest, that offer a good starting salary. What defines a good starting salary can depend on the field of employment, location of the job, and experience within the field, Roanhaus said. Dirk Welch, director of the Career Management Center and testing services, said salary is not the only thing students should look at when considering taking a job.
Welch said benefits offered by employers could be in the form of insurance, transportation, or a relocation salary. “A lot of times students get caught up in the salary that they don’t think to look at the benefits packages offered,” Welch said. “There may be other things that could make a job a better deal even though the salary is lower.” Roanhaus said after students get an idea of what field they
would like to enter and have an interview lined up, the next step in the process is to work on the student’s resume. Kerri Eichorn, college coordinator, said the first thing she does to help a student find a job is to make sure they have a resume and cover letter. “When a student comes into the Career Management Center, they typically spend 30 minutes to an hour with us reviewing
their resume,” Eichorn said. Reviewing resume is not the only service that the Career Management Center offers. Eichorn said mock interviews are also offered to every student and alumni. “We try to do very tailored interviews because we know that students get very specific questions and we want to try to help students understand what they are looking for and how to an-
FRESE from pg. 1 awareness month. Special Education Assistant professor Darrell Mohr attended the luncheon and encouraged his students to attend the afternoon speech. Mohr said Frese spoke of his early life and the process of his diagnosis with schizophrenia and kept the crowd rolling with genuine laughter. “National disability awareness month is basically to raise awareness in the community and to
show appreciation to those with disabilities,” Mohr said. “I thought it would be beneficial to my students to listen and ask questions from someone who has lived with schizophrenia. The luncheon was the highlight of my semester so far. It was a pleasure to be able to talk and have questions answered so openly by Dr. Frese,” Mohr said. Senior in special education and
one of Mohr’s students, Cassie Hermann, attended Frese’s afternoon session where students could interact and ask questions. Hermann said there is no substitute for hearing and speaking with someone who has lived with a disability. She said it helped to relate the topics she and her classmates have learned in class to a real-life situation. “I asked Dr. Frese what advice
he could give to teachers who have students with schizophrenia. He told me that we should encourage them and allow them to do what they are good at. He told us studies have shown that people with psychosis disorders are more creative than others. He said the most important thing is to have knowledge of the disability,” Hermann said.
swer the questions,” Eichorn said. More than 73 percent of employers take grade point average into consideration and more than 72 percent of employers take relevant work experience into consideration when hiring. Most employers also consider internships, communication skills, volunteerism and extracurricular activities, Welch said. “There is a whole host of things employers are trying to learn through reading your resume, cover letter, and by interviewing to see what type of person you would be once you came on board,” Welch said. Roanhaus said the career management center does not place students with jobs, but it does teach students to manage their time wisely and encourages them not to give up their search. “Looking for a job is a full time job in itself, so you have to exhaust your resources and we teach what to look for and to keep searching,” Roanhaus said. The Career Management Center hosts events throughout the year. Job fairs provide students the opportunity to network with employers and to see what careers are available. Graduate and professional school fairs give students the chance to see what graduate programs are offered and to see what it will take to get into graduate school. And Resumania Days allow students to have their resume critiqued. “We want to be sure that the student is looking at the situation holistically,” Welch said. “We
encourage students to explore all avenues when they are interviewing and making a decision about what they want to do.” The Career Management Center, in cooperation with the Dillard College of Business Administration, hosted the fifth-annual business etiquette dinner in the Clark Student Center Comanche Suites on Oct. 25. The event was open to all students and employer representatives were available to visit with students to practice networking. “It will be an event where students can learn the finer points of dining with finesse because it’s very possible that a student would have to go through a meal during the interview process and we want to make them feel more comfortable by telling them what they should order, and how to eat,” Welch said. James Howard, economist with the U.S. bureau of labor statistics, said the unemployment rate in Wichita Falls has dropped from 7.3 percent in Aug. 2011 to 6.6 percent in Aug. 2012. “In a difficult job market it takes a little bit longer for people to find employment,” Welch said. “They may have to work harder at it and longer at it so it can challenge one’s willingness to stick with it but what we do is a little bit of cheerleading trying to maintain the optimism and morale through the process.”
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Sudents got a dance lesson at Culture Shock. Photo by KERRI CARTER
Culture Shock offers a taste of India MISA, BSM celebrate holidays, culture Hannah Hoffman Editor-in-Chief
In a combined effort to bring the Indian culture closer to American students, the Baptist Student Ministry and the Midwestern Indian Students Association held the Culture Shock event on Oct. 27. The event was during the time of the Indian festival Navratri, which lasts for nine nights, said Ajit Baridun, president of MISA. To attract a larger crowd, BSM and MISA combined Navratri with Halloween, said Baridun. One of the main attractions of the Navratri celebration is the traditional Garba dance. “It’s the Garba dance,” Baridun said. “It’s actually a religious
festival and we worship the goddess Durga.” In order to familiarize students with the dance, free Garba lessons were offered during the week leading up to the event. “[The Garba] is a group dance that most people have never experienced. It’s a great way to build community and just show each other affection,” said Ben Bryant, BSM intern. “I was glad to see everyone dancing, like they were naturally born with the dance,” Baridun said. The group sold 120 tickets, for $5 each, before the event and 20 additional tickets at the door, priced at $7. The event was never meant to be a fundraiser, Ben Edfeldt, director of BSM, said. “I thought it was a great way
of being able to introduce the Indian culture to the American culture, because that is typically the students that come to what we do,” Edfeldt said. MISA also promoted a traditional Indian dinner to be a part of their Navratri celebration. The food cost $8 a person and was picked up from the Tandoor Indian restaurant in Dallas the morning of the event. “$300 were funded from BSM for part of the tickets and all of those expenses, the rest came from the MISA fund,” said Baridun. MISA also raised funds by selling Henna tattoos in the student center on Thursday and Friday. Baridun said he was pleased with the amount of tattoos sold. “On Friday we did at least 25 Henna tattoos in three hours,”
Baridun said. BSM is planning to help with another Culture Shock, if other student organizations are willing to work together. “We saw a lot of value in celebrating the Indian culture,” Edfeldt said. ���It is a beautiful culture and I know, for me at least personally, that you kind of get caught up in your own culture and not really recognize just the beauty of other international communities on campus.” MISA is planning the celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights celebration, for Nov. 16. “We combine different culture things together. Singing, dancing and make it a big event,” Baridun said.
The Tandoor Indian food was served buffet-style. Photo by KERRI CARTER
Student-run exhibit showcases talent Honor society opens annual art exhibit Orlando Flores, Jr. A&E Editor
The Kappa Pi Honor Society put up its annual art exhibit on Oct. 26 in the Fain Fine Arts Building. Kappa Pi president Samantha Nichols, a junior, said Kappa Pi is open to any art major and that this show is another chance for students involved to display their work. Nichols said as part of the national organization, Kappa Pi is required to either do a community service project or work in a show at some time during the year. “We normally choose to do a show to allow the members to show work they haven’t been able to show any other time,” she said. “It’s really nice to have this extra opportunity to get your name and your work out there.” Nichols said the show is completely student run, from the lighting fixtures, the hanging of
the exhibition and the selection process of what will be viewed. Students are allowed to either create pieces specifically for the exhibition, or show past works that they were not able to show. “We try to guarantee at least one piece from each student in Kappa Pi to be exhibited,” Nichols said. “We usually average two pieces per member, though.” A variety of media is created by the students and displayed, including copper enamel and steel sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints and photography. Nichols showed two of her own pieces of work in the exhibition. “I had “Innominate Butterfly”, a bronze casting of a but- Pieces of art created by Kappa Pi members displayed in the C-wing foyer of the Fain terfly made out of hipbones, Photo by MEGHAN MYRACLE and “The St. Patrick’s Cuff”, an enameled bracelet,” Nich“I had a copper and nickel- able to show.” “I really like showing in the ols said. silver top hat that the lid was Kuehler likes showing in the Kappa Pi show because the other Junior Sydney Kuehler also had hinged and had a rabbit pendant Kappa Pi exhibit compared to options to show while you’re a a work shown in the exhibit. inside of it,” she said. “It took me other gallery showings in the art student at MSU are the judged about four weeks to make. It was department because of the re- competitions and senior exhibia project I did last fall, but wasn’t laxed nature of the show. tions,” Kuehler said. Kuehler said the purpose of the show is to simply view other student’s works. “Nobody is trying to win anything,” Kuehler said. “It’s just a friendly way for people to see your artwork, and for us to support each other and our work.” Aside from the chance to exhibit work, the students were not able to show at other exhibits, both Nichols and Kuehler said. gas engines • diesel engines • tractors Jimmy Kappa Pi also gives its members reasonable rates • no job is too big or small 940.781.3184 the advantage of participating
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Fine Arts building. in activities that normal classes don’t allow. “I had a lot of fun hanging the show,” Kuehler said. “It’s a neat experience for students to learn how to hang and organize a show.” Kappa Phi does not get many opportunities to do that, Kuehler said. “We’re really proud of the exhibit, and we think we put on a good show this year.” The exhibit will be up until Nov. 23.
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it retain its original meaning. This ghost story is littered with the creepy factor, from the disturbing images on the tape to the gruesome faces of the victims of Samara. If none of this entices you, at least watch it for the fact that Gore Verbinski, the director of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, directed it.
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If there’s one thing Halloween goes hand-in-hand with other than candy and costumes, it’s horror movies. Before you settle in with go-to franchises like Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street or even the latest Paranormal Activity entry (don’t waste your time), why not try out a few of these modern horror classics:
GraveEncounters (‘11) Found footage meets reality TV, as a crew of ghost-hunters locks themselves into an abandoned psychiatric hospital for their show, Grave Encounters. Events take a turn for the worst as the crew realizes they’re not in any normal psychiatric hospital, as they’re haunted by the ghosts of former patients, and the hospital itself, in what turns out to be an endless labyrinth. The crew quickly begins to lose their sanity as they realize this may be their final episode.
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The Blair Witch Project ('99) The film that ignited the found footage craze still stands tall above its successors. From pacing, subtlety and the eerie use of black-and-white film, The Blair Witch Project is sure to make you think twice before going into the woods alone after watching what happens to these three college students attempting to track down an urban legend for a film class.
The Ring (‘02) The Ring is the best example of taking foreign source material, Americanizing it, and still having
On a lazy, rainy Sunday afternoon there is only one thing to do to occupy the time, Netflix. The on-demand Internet streaming media is a must have for all college students. Even with the unforgiving campus wireless Internet, Netflix is worth the $10 a month. Of course there is also Hulu,
While not a traditional horror film, Zodiac is the (mostly) true story about the Zodiac serial killer who terrorized the Bay Area for over 30 years and has still never been apprehended. This David Fincher-directed film has Jake Gyllenhaal as Robert Graysmith, a cartoonist, who is able to decode the killer’s letters sent to The San Francisco Chronicle. This psychological thriller will have you on the edge of your seat, and it also includes one of the most realistic and disturbing stabbing scenes caught on film. Make sure you have the time to sit through this one, though it’s nearly three hours long.
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Halloween is finally here – the holiday known for dressing up as anything or anyone you wish and going around to strangers’ houses for goodies. But what happens when you get to the age that you can’t do that anymore, and all Halloween is to you is an excuse to go to a costume party? If you still want a treat for Halloween, consider treating yourself to one of these awesome little makeup gifts! Bite Beauty Bite-Size Discovery Set ($25 at Sephora.com) is an adorable collection of five purse-size lipsticks in shades that are complementary on any skin tone. The tubes are packed with “natural food-grade ingredients” and they “do not contain synthetic oils or waxes.” BareMinerals Ulta Exclusive Spark a Trend – Shine On ($45 at Ulta) is a perfect purse compact for the holiday season. The collection includes shimmering pink and deep plum eye shadow, a peach shimmer blush, eye primer, smoked eggplant
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Make Up For Ever HD Complexion Starter Kit ($79 at Sephora.com) is a terrific value for the quality of makeup that you receive. You are able to choose your HD Invisible Cover Foundation shade, and you get HD Microfinish Powder, an HD Kabuki Brush, and HD Microperfecting Primer along with it. It’s the perfect kit to set you up for a flawless face! Sephora by OPI – Nailed It! Top 10 Best Sellers ($36) comes complete with 10 mini nail polishes in the most popular shades of the year. It includes neutral colors and shimmering teal and purple shades. Urban Decay Smoked 24/7 Glide On Pencil Set ($38 at Ulta) is the perfect set of eyeliners for someone in need of a touch of color! The kit contains medium gray, jet black, deep brown, bronze, matte purple and teal eyeliners. The liners go on very easily and they don’t smudge all day.
Doctor Who BBC A show that originally debut in 1963 has found its way on the list simply because it is mind blowing. On Netflix through the show starts at the 2005 reboot of the popular series. If this show hasn’t been spoiled through Tumblr accounts, fans of shows like Smallville should enjoy this thriller. Fans will have to wait for season seven for it is currently airing in England.
The Office NBC - Thursday @ 8 p.m. Get ready to fall in love with Jim & Pam. Prepare to laugh until you cry with the one-liners of Dwight Schrute. Keep a box a tissues nearby for the goodbye of Michael Scott. Netflix has all eight season of this witty hit comedy. Even though many fans still believe the show should’ve ended when Steve Carell’s character got his pink slip from Dunder Mifflin, the final season of this show is currently on air. Catch up before the what is to be assumed as the funniest series finale ever .Added bonus? Netflix also has the full UK series of The Office starring funny man Ricky Gervais.
Gossip Girl CW - Monday @ 7 p.m. When are Chuck and Blair finally going to be together? Who is Gossip Girl? It is Serena, Jenny or maybe Dorota! This is a simple questions fans of the CW show have been asking themselves since 2007. As fans emotional prepare themselves for the series finale set for early December, witness the scandal and gossip of the Upper East Side of NYC on Netflix by watching the first five season.
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Revenge ABC - Wednesday @ 9 p.m. Like Scandal, this ABC thriller’s complete first season is available on Netflix so you don’t want to miss out. This show is dark and twisted, leading viewers on an emotional roller coaster. It’s addictive – point, blank period. Fans of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars will see subtle similarities as the mystery unfolds.
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Scandal ABC - Thursday @ 9 p.m. The first season of this political thriller can be found on Netflix and the second season started a few weeks ago. With creator Shonda Rhimes on the bill, this show about a crisis management firm was guaranteed to succeed. The bad thing about this show is one cannot give a proper synopsis of the plot without giving too much away. Lets just say a Washington power player (Kerry Washington) has an “interesting” relationship with the leader of the free world. Scandalous.
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Basketball teams ready for season With no returning starters, the Mustangs seek national gold Orlando Flores, Jr. A&E Editor
After a 64-63 loss last season in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight quarterfinals to eventual champions Western Washington, the Mustangs are prepared to go even further this season. “We hope to win a national championship this year,” said Nelson Haggerty, head men’s basketball coach. “We want to be able to get to a point where we can compete to win.” Haggerty said the team is prepared to win. Although there aren’t any returning starters from last season, the other returning players and recruits offer a lot of experience to the team.
“We have a couple freshmen, a few sophomores and a really heavy junior class,” said Haggerty. “Despite only having four seniors, we have a lot of experience in that junior class.” The team has five returning players, including three seniors, and nine newcomers. A handful of the recruits are either from a junior college or have played Division I Basketball. “We have a good group,” said Haggerty. “We are pretty balanced.” With a reasonable percentage of new players, the coaching staff is spending a lot of time getting the team familiar with the Mustangs’ style of play. With new players coming from different programs, there’s a transition that takes place, Haggerty said. “Everyone has to understand our style of play, things we be-
lieve are important on the floor, getting to know me on and off the floor and me getting to know the players and finding different ways to motivate and help them in the process,” he said. According to Haggerty, the current team is characterized by athleticism, strict defense and impressive scoring ability. Compared to previous MSU teams, the Mustangs are more skilled around the basket at the forward position. Newcomers Corbin Thomas and Eddie D’Haiti are expected to play a big role at this position. Haggerty cited Thomas’ strong, athletic and tough play around the basket and his ability to score underneath, as well as D’Haiti’s size (6’8”), skilled shooting and rebounding ability as assets to the team. Adding more depth to the Mustangs is returning sophomore Matt Gallagher. The 6’8” forward has had good playing experience and is ready to step in and play. Haggerty said he likes where the team’s guards are at this season. “Each team is different,” he said. “Even when you have guys come back, each year is always
different and you’re never quite the same team that you were, and that’s the challenge with this team.” Returning players Kevin Grayer and Derrell Gibbs anticipate a great season as guards. Grayer played really well last season and is expected to build on the momentum he built last season. “Grayer had a very good post season for us,” said Haggerty. “He was all-tournament team in the regional tournament.” Although Gibbs played as a freshman last season, he displayed great potential, thus more is expected from him this season. “Gibbs played minutes for us as a freshman,” said Haggerty. “He’s had a real good preseason and we’re looking for him to step up his role for us.” The Mustangs will begin their season ranked 22 in the nation, and second in the Lone Star Conference. “It is good to get some accolades nationally,” Haggerty said. “Especially without having any starters back.” To be ranked so high in the league and in the country says a lot about the respect the Mustangs have as a basketball pro-
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gram, Haggerty said. “I think even without the rankings, we’d have a target on our back because we’ve always done so well in the past few years,” he said. Despite the high ranking in the Mustangs’ conference, Haggerty said he is expecting a battle throughout the season to stay highly esteemed. “There are 10 really good basketball teams in this league,” he said. “Every road game in our league will be a challenge, and to come out with a win is a tremendous accomplishment.” Tarleton State is the only school ranked above the Mustangs at No. 1, while Eastern New Mexico bottoms out the conference at No. 10, but Haggerty believes there’s very little difference between these rankings. “It’s funny, because Eastern
New Mexico is ranked last, and they’re a really good basketball team and they’re always well coached,” he said. “It says a lot about the strength of the Lone Star Conference.” The Mustangs will officially kick-off their season tomorrow when they face Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. “Last year we were ranked second in attendance in the Lone Star Conference, and it’s one of the reasons we’ve been so successful,” explained Nelson. “We draw people out really well and have a lot of support here and even on the road. We look forward to seeing a lot of people come out and help us start the season on the right foot.”
Connor Geiser dribbles past Chris Buttermore at a practice session.
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Women’s basketball coach seeks growth in Lady Mustangs Damian Atamenwan Sports Editor
The women’s basketball team is expecting to have an improved season after being knocked out by Incarnate Word in the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament quarterfinals last season.
”[Against Incarnate Word] we were able to make a comeback but, we still lost,” said Noel Johnson, women’s basketball coach. “We felt that we should have won that game. We’re going to have a little bit of a spark this season from that.” The Lady Mustangs goals for this season are not only to clinch the conference and the regional title, but also win the national
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championship as well. “We need to improve on our basketball knowledge since we’re playing against the game,” said Johnson. “We also need to improve on our physical condition in order to stay healthy and injury-free.”
MSU is without four starters who made a great impact last season, but Johnson sees impending quality in a handful of the returning players. “Everything is coming together quickly due to the athleticism we now have,” she said. “I feel like
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the offense will come quickly to these girls, but defense is what’s going to create that offensive force.” The Lady Mustangs look to change their style of play and adapt to the athleticism they now possess. “We’re going to play fast,” Johnson said. “We look to run a pretty high-powered offense this season, and we’re going to be looking to take it to the hole for more layups. Defensively, we’re going to press hard and really look to be aggressive with jump passes. We’ll also look to run a trap out of our press.” Johnson said she believes the group of girls on this team are just right for this style of play and has noted several key players to the formula. “We have some promising new players as well as promising returners like Kirsti Degelia, who was all conference honorable mention,” said Johnson. “I’m expecting big things from her, not only from a scoring standpoint but also from a leadership standpoint.” Several other key players will aid Degelia. Diana Jones is expected to run point guard as well as set the tempo as a scorer and a defensive stopper. Shambreka Jones’ athleticism and absolute power is also essential to the Lady Mustangs play. Shatoia Gober portrays scoring and rebounding qualities thus she is distinguished as an offensive threat.
Johnson sees Andrea Carter as a scorer and a power in the post while Ashley Rush is depicted as a great leader and an incredible point guard who scores really well. “We’re going to have an athletic first five for sure,” said Johnson. “I am looking for some big things from those kids.” This well-coached team knows that the path to victory will not be an easy, especially in the crowded Lone Star Conference. Competition will be stiff for the Lady Mustangs, especially amongst their rival teams. “There’s always a heated battle between Tarleton State, West Texas, Abilene Christian,” Johnson commented. “We know we’re going to go to a hostile environment everywhere we go. You have to bring your A-game on the road for sure.” After tough preseason training sessions, the Lady Mustangs are ready to square-off with these rivals on their road to their potential national championship. The Lady Mustangs will kickoff their season this Sunday at Texas Tech in Lubbock. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. The next game for the Lady Mustangs will be Nov. 9, when they return to D.L. Ligon Coliseum to take on McMurray. Tip-off for that game will be at 7 p.m.
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Tennis team views early exit as beneficial learning experience DAMIAN ATAMENWAN SPORTS EDITOR
Although the men’s tennis team did not perform as well as they expected last weekend, a handful of players took positives from the Tyler Invitational. The tournament was delayed due to rain. However, the officials were able to reorganize the schedule to allow as many matches as possible. Head Tennis coach Scott Linn sees the tournament as a great competition and a learning op-
portunity. He also stresses the importance of competing in tournaments for the team’s overall development. “Playing matches is very important,” Linn said. “You can’t compare what you learn in a game to what you learn at practice.” In spite of his performance, Tomas Grejtak claimed every tournament is a learning experience and the fall tournaments are pivotal to the spring season. “The level of the tournament was pretty good. There were very good players in all flights,” added Grejtak. “I learned that if I want to beat better players, I need to better define my game and make it simple.”
Other tennis players had similar feelings about the tournament. Jarrod Liston, who reached the quarterfinals in the Collin County Tournament two weeks ago, felt both tournaments were different in terms of intensity. Liston said he believes the team would be well-prepared for the spring as long as they put what they learned at the tournaments in practice. “It was a big learning experience for me personally and the group as a whole,” Liston said. “We all learned things that we need to improve if we want to be successful in the future.” Agreeing with Liston, Kacper
Boborykin said his teammates were able to display more energy and focus in Collin County. Although Boborykin understood their hard work did not pay off last weekend, he said the team is prepared to tackle the spring season. “Even if I didn't play good I think we were really prepared and we worked very hard,” said Boborykin. “It's just disappointing that the hard work didn't pay off this weekend, but I'm sure that it will pay off in the nearest future.” Boborykin was able to make it to the finals in the consolation draw and the quarterfinals with Gejtak in the doubles.
Nevertheless, he said he felt he could have done better. “It was a disappointing tournament for me and for my teammates,” said Boborykin. “But we have to move on and try to get better.” Similarly, Luke Joyce, who lost 3-6 6-4 10-8, saw last weekend as learning avenue. The senior is certain that the Tyler Invitational underlined the team’s weaknesses, as well as the areas that need improvement. “Although we didn’t have the results we wanted, this tournament has certainly helped us as a team figure out what we need to get better at,” Joyce said. “It has highlighted some areas that we
now have two or three months to work on until we play our first dual match in the spring.” After participating in their last tournaments, the Mustangs will take a break till their season kicks off in the spring. “The whole team has had a far better fall season than last year, which is a huge positive and we need to focus on that,” Joyce said. “We have had guys make solid runs in tournaments over the fall and won championships, so this fall has been a good one. We now have our work cut-out for us to make a run in the spring and get to the postseason.”
MSU wins Oklahoma Collegiate DAMIAN ATAMENWAN SPORTS EDITOR
With a successful run so far this season, the women’s golf team’s performance in its most recent tournament was expected. MSU is currently ranked No. 4 in the West Region and No. 7 nationally. This is the highest the Lady Mustangs have been ranked since the program started four years ago. After placing second in the Lady Buff Stampede, the Angelo State Concho River Classic and the DBU Classic, the Lady Mustangs were able to win the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Tournament. “Winning the Oklahoma Collegiate was a great way to finish the fall semester,” said Jeff Ray, head golf coach. “With three sec-
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After defeating Eastern New Mexico 51-28, the Football team trotted with its seventh straight victory.
A 2-0 defeat at Abilene Christian University Friday left Women’s Soccer upset.
ond place finishes and the win in Oklahoma, we have put ourselves in a great position in the West Region.” MSU, who shot a total of 623 in the Lady Buff Stampede, made a drastic improvement in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Tournament with a total of 586. Tarleton State was a few strokes behind Midwestern State in the competition. Both teams shot a total of 295 on the first day while the Lady Mustangs were able to edge out the TexAnns by 5 points on the second day. Individually, Brenna Moore tied for second overall after shooting a 70 and a 72 for a total of 142. Ray was impressed with Moore’s clinical display at the tournament. “Brenna had a great tournament in Oklahoma with a two day total of -2 which placed her
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second in a field of 75,” said Ray. “Coming off first team all conference and Freshman of the year last year has given her a lot of confidence. Anytime she tees it up, she has a chance to win.” Tarleton’s Jacqueline Lau topped the list with a 72 and a 69 for a 141 total. Kendra Whittley placed sixth with shots of 72 and 74. “Kendra has played great in three of the tournaments,” said Ray. “She struggled in Dallas, but she has had a great semester. Her stroke average is 75.88.” Lindsay Burkhart tied for tenth with a pair of 75. Ray sees Lindsay as a very competitive and determined player on the golf course. “Lindsay has been a very good player since her freshman year. However, this fall she has played exceptionally well,” Ray said.
“Her stroke average for the fall is also 75.88, which is the lowest average of any semester since she has been here.” Other Midwestern State competitors include Taylor Klutts, who tied for 16th after shooting a 79 and a 72, Kynze Mann who shot a pair of 77 to tie for 26th with Lauren Romines, who shot a 76 and a 78. Brittany Smith was able to shot a 78 and a 79 as she tied for 37th. “All the girls are contributing in every tournament,” Ray said. “That is what you have to do to consistently place in the tournaments. Most fields will consist of 13 to 18 teams, so finishing 1st or 2nd is a great achievement.” The Lady Mustangs’ next tournament is the Las Vegas Desert Classic from March 3-4.
The MSU Rugby team lost 24-17 at home to the University of Texas at Dallas.
The Men’s Soccer team settled for a 1-1 draw at Incarnate Word Friday after giving away the lead late in the second half.