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WEDNESDAY September 9, 2009

Coping with consequences of drunk driving Jenny Holding For the Wichitan For Sean Carter it was just another night out with the boys. They had it all planned out. They’d hit a couple of local bars and cruise for chicks. The MSU student did not know that it would be a night he would never forget. Before the night was over he’d find himself in a hospital operating room. Twenty-two units of blood would be infused into his body. Eighteen pieces of metal would be implanted. He’d wind up with more than 30 scars. This was a night that he doesn’t remember, but the scars are undeniable. That was four years ago. Tuesday night, he came back to campus to speak about the choices he made that led him into his wheelchair. It was all because he had let a friend that had been drinking drive him into a real-life hell. March 27, 2005, Sean got into

a truck with two of his friends who had consumed and alcohol and was intoxicated. Approximately five minutes away from Sean’s home the driver lost control of the car and spun into a tree. The passenger side of the car, where Sean was sitting, hit the tree in full force. He hit his head so hard that his brain rubbed across his skull and damaged the part of his brain that controls his motor skills. His friend sitting in the middle seat of the truck was treated and released from the hospital. The driver walked away with no physical injury, but suffers a lifetime of memorable horror. The driver of the vehicle graduated and wanted to be a coach and a teacher. Those dreams were snatched away because he is now held back by a felony charge. The state of Texas prohibits anyone with a felony on record to teach in schools. Every day, Sean asks, “Why

did this happen to me?” This isn’t the first alcohol related accident that he had encountered. He had been previously put on a 180-day probation from wrecking his mother’s car while intoxicated in high school. “You see, I didn’t get the message, nor did I learn,” he said. Once his mind started working again he contemplated suicide. He blamed God and described his life as being trapped in a jail cell of his own body. In 2008 he regained movement in his right side of his body. Last year when he came to MSU he could not produce a full smile. In 2009 he stood in front of students smiling from ear to ear. His healing process is gradually improving. He believes to achieve. He lives his life through God. Although, doctors say he won’t speak again, Sean believes he can.

Photo by Julia Raymond Former MSU student Sean Carter speaks to students Tuesday on the dangers of drinking and driving. Carter was injured in a drunk driving accident and can no longer walk or

Strange behavior sparks concern Chris Collins Managing Editor

An MSU student underwent a mental examination Tuesday after he walked into a classroom, knocked another student’s books on the ground and scrawled, “I am god,” onto the chalkboard. The white male, whose name has not been released because of privacy issues, followed other students into a classroom in the Fain Fine Arts Center about noon, creating a disturbance. The class, Dr. Jim Sernoe’s Introduction to Mass Communication, had not begun yet. Sernoe was not yet in the room. Sernoe said one student later told him the subject then pushed

Photo by Julia Raymond Students wait for the ‘walk’ signal at the intersection of Louis J Rodriguez and Midwestern pkwy. The intersection sees more pedestrian traffic this year with the opening of the new wellness center and Sundance Court apartments.

SafeR Crossings New speed limit, signals in place to keep students out of danger Brittany Norman Editor in Chief

To prevent potential accidents, speed limits near the crosswalk at Midwestern Parkway and Louis J Rodruiguez have been lowered and new signals have been installed. The amount of pedestrian traffic

across the intersection increased this semester with the opening of new student housing and the new wellness center, creating a potentially dangerous situation. The city’s Traffic and Engineering department decided to take preventative measures. According to a press release from

the city, new L.E.D. pedestrian symbols, warning signs and flashers and audible pedestrian push-buttons were installed. The biggest measure was reducing the speed limit to 30 mph within 300 feet in either direction from the intersection. The signs were installed Sept. 3.

a student’s books onto the floor, saying, “Don’t you know we’re soul mates?” He walked out of the class after another student told him to leave. A witness said he was accompanied by a woman. Someone in the class called MSU police. Meanwhile, he and the woman began to argue outside. Police took him into custody at the corner of Nocona Trail and Louis J Rodriguez Drive. Sernoe said no one told him about the incident during class. He received an email from a student detailing the event after class ended.

See “STRANGE” on pg.3

MSU’s green efforts now include cardboard Chris Collins Managing Editor

The physical plant is trying to keep MSU green and save a little money with a new recycling effort. The plant’s latest environmental endeavor? Cardboard recycling. Cardboard bailers have been installed outside the cafeteria and bookstore, Alan Goldapp, associate vice president for the physical plant, said. These locations were chosen because they use the most cardboard, he said. “This will definitely save money,” Alan Goldapp, associate vice president for the physical plant. The effort has eliminated one dumpster behind the cafeteria, which frees MSU from some

of the city’s handling costs and landfill “tipping fees.” About $5,000 can be saved annually. “This has been a real slow process,” Goldapp said. “The attraction of this bailing operation is it gives us an easy way to store and dispose of material.” Paper recycling, which MSU already utilizes, is harder to manage, Goldapp said. One reason is that paper has to be stored inside, while cardboard doesn’t. Paper bailers are also more complicated and therefore harder to maintain. Kain-Dorsey Services, located in Wichita Falls, rent the two refurbished bailers to MSU for a low cost, Goldapp said. The company picks up the cardboard and maintains the bailers for free.

Staff Editorial The continuing costs of wellness Students who want to keep their bikini bodies in beach-ready shape after school lets out in May might find themselves hit with a bill. Those sparkly new weight machines and spiffy sweat-inspiring workout classes that come included with tuition and fees during the regular semester could cost many students come June. Despite the fact that students have been paying for the new facility for years now, students, even those who register early for the upcoming fall semester, will not be able to use the Bruce and Graciela Redwine Student Wellness Center without paying an extra fee. Unless a student is enrolled for the summer term, they cannot use the workout facilities. The rule makes sense, if looked at from a purely logical standpoint. Sometimes students don’t return after the summer break, vanishing off to various transfer-accepting colleges and universities or disappearing into the “real world” of jobs and 40-hour work weeks. However, with the exception of first-semester freshmen, students have all technically paid their memberships in advance. Students who are already registered for fall, however, especially those who pay early, should be allowed to utilize the wellness center like they would during the school year. The university has to make money for the wellness center in order to pay for its upkeep, employees and to stop it from being a drain on MSU funds, but students who have been eagerly waiting for its opening and shelling out extra cash each semester to fund it shouldn’t be left out in the sun without a nice set of six-pack abs. No one is asking for freebies. We just want to get what we’ve already paid for.

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I’m more exceedingly manly than you Josh Hoggard Op-Ed Editor Sometimes I get called out for not being manly. I’ve noticed that having long hair, wearing v-necks, and being a fat kid in skinny jeans may not be the best approach to reverse this trend, either. And if that isn’t enough, I don’t have facial hair, I can’t play sports, and I don’t like fighting. Let the non-masculine jokes commence. What is manly? How do you define masculinity? Is manly one of those words you can clearly define with certain characteristics, actions, and vocabulary words? According to Webster’s Dictionary, masculine is defined by “having qualities appropriate to or usually associated with a man”. Hmm. I bet if I drove a vehicle other than a blue-green 94 Pontiac Grandma Car, I’d be more manly. Maybe I should look into one of those big Ford F-150’s or a Silverado or something. That’d get the manlies off my back. I’d put a huge lift kit on it, some 22 inch mud tires, maybe a brush guard and a hole in my muffler. I’d throw a V8 350 Diesel engine in that sucker and rev my way into manhood. While I’m at it, I’ll throw some of those three foot long rotating spikes on my axles, like a gladiator’s war chariot. I’ll put sub-machine guns under the headlights and a few rocket launchers on the top.

I’d even throw in a guillotine in the bed. That’d make me manly. (All sarcasm aside, the last few things would be really sweet) While I’m at it, because I’m still there will still be some manliness doubters, I’ll completely change the way I look. I’ll buzz all of my hair off and spend about six months trying to grow a goatee. I’ll buy some Tapout shorts, with no intent to fight MMA, and one of those extremely over the top t-shirts with skulls, crosses and silver foil all over them. My jeans will be baggy and my shirts will be tight. I’ll buy some polo shirts, never button a single button on any shirt I ever own again, and buy a hat and always wear it backwards. And some Foakleys. That’ll do the trick. I bet I’d still have doubters. So, starting today, I’m going to start working on my drinking abilities. I mean, I quit three years ago, but I could pick it back up, right? Now, I hate the taste of beer. Even when I used to drink, I hated the taste of beer. But, I’ll fake like I like it, so I’ll eventually acquire a taste to it… And, so my bro’s don’t think I’m some sort of a weenie. I’ll learn how to chug sixteen of them and still pretend like I’m sober. I’ll do the same with whiskey and whatever else it takes. I’ll also pick up dipping. Or, putting my tongue in my check

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so it looks like I’m dipping. I’ll start over exaggerating the number of shots of alcohol I’ve taken or beers I’ve drank. There’s strength in numbers after all, right? When all that is said and done, I’ll start pissing everyone off on purpose. I’ll start cussing like a sailor and start thinking low of everyone not as obviously masculine and awesome as me. I’ll make myself look really cool to all my bro’s and they’ll think the world of me. Girls will eventually catch on to how manly I’ve become, and will start falling head over heels for me. And I’ll nail every single one of them without a second thought. I’ll even over exaggerate how many times and how many girls I’ve had sex with. That’ll do the trick. Then, I’ll start working a job that makes a lot of money that I hate. I’ll play eeniemeenie-miney-mo between all the girls I’ve nailed, pick the coolest one, and marry her. We will never fall in love, but that’s okay. She’s hot, and a trophy wife, so all my bro’s will be jealous. We’ll have a few kids, and I’ll give them money, but never be home. That’s a fair trade-off. My wife will start complaining about something, and I won’t listen to her. Eventually, since I hate my job and my life, I’ll pick up drinking, maybe have a few affairs

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here and there and count my money. Money can buy happiness, after all. Or, is it the root of all evil? I won’t be able to remember, I’ll be too drunk. And I’ll fall asleep at night empty, broken, and callous. But, I can’t show it. I’ve gotta stay “strong” and fake. Nope. If that’s your idea of manliness, get me out of it right now. I’ll never sink that low. I’ll never throw who I am away for some socially accepted idea of masculinity. I’m going to keep the clothes, the hair, the pansy car, the non-drinking-tolook-cool, and realize that there’s real life beyond even college. I’ll someday graduate and get a job that I’ll look forward to going to every day. I’ll marry the most awesome woman alive and will love the crap out of her until we’re old and gray. I’ll have a few awesome kids who run to hug my legs when I get home from work. We’ll play really lame board games and talk about how our day went. I’ll even cook a few nights and give my wife a break. And I’ll go to sleep knowing that I may not have all the money in the world, and I may not be what society wants me to be, but I’ve got an amazing life, and I’ve become a real man. And that’ll be enough for me


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College turmoil increases need for financial planning Matt Krupnick MCT

Families have always agonized over how to save money for their children to attend college, but these days planning can be even more difficult. Colleges and universities have been raising fees sharply and often, making it particularly difficult for families to plan. The phenomenon also has widened the gap between lowincome families who can secure enough student aid to pay for college and wealthier families who can pay for school themselves. For the middle class in particular, priorities may have to

STRANGE................... continued from pg. 1 “When I got that email, the first thing I thought was Virginia Tech,” Sernoe said. “Maybe that’s an overreaction. But if they had told me what happened when I got to class, I would have stopped class to find out if he was arrested.” The student spelled God with a lowercase ‘g.’ “If you’re going to graffiti something up, at least spell correctly,” Sernoe said. Earlier Tuesday, the same student wandered into a zoology lecture taught by Dr. Roy Vogtsberger, assistant professor of biology. He stood on the lecture floor for five or ten minutes before the professor asked him, “Can I help you?” The subject, eyes glazed over and mouth slightly agape, didn’t say anything. “At first I thought he was looking for somebody, scanning the room,” Vogtsberger said. “Or maybe he got wasted the night before and he was trying to make up with his girlfriend.” Whatever the case, Vogtsberger said he realized something was amiss. He finally asked the student to sit down and listen to the lecture. Vogtsberger said he was trying to diffuse a possibly volatile situation. “Yeah,” the student said. He then walked up the risers a few levels but did not sit. After a few moments, he turned and walked out to the room. The class erupted in laughter after the student left, breaking the tense silence of a gunslinger’s stare-down. “When someone’s acting out of the ordinary, do you think he’s armed?” Vogtsberger asked. “I didn’t want to push him over the edge. Anyone can walk off the street into the classroom and go back outside quickly.” As soon as class was over, Vogtsberger discussed the situation with other faculty members in Bolin. He said he didn’t know if anyone called the police to report the student’s erratic behavior. “I’ve been teaching since 1986, and this is the first time that has happened to me,” Vogtsberger said. Chief of Police Michael Hagy said this incident brings to light the very real possibility of a school shooting. Students should watch out for and report suspicious behavior to police, he said. Hagy will show the video “Shots Fired” in Shawnee Theatre at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. A question and answer session will follow. Hagy started showing the video last year after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. “When someone needs help we try to get them help,” Hagy said. Hagy said the student will undergo counseling sessions at MSU. No charges are anticipated.

change, said Sean Connors, founder of College Planning Specialists in Concord, Calif. “They have to be realistic,” Connors said. “Where can the student go? And what’s realistic for the pocketbook? People generally look at one or the other. Now, more than ever, you have to be on the same page.” Every family, experts said, should check its eligibility for government need-based scholarships: California’s Cal Grant and the federal Pell Grant. That exploration should begin during a student’s early high-school

years. But grants and loans likely will not cover everything, especially if fees continue to rise. “Student loans have an annual maximum per grade level that has nothing to do with fees going up,” said Barbara Hubler, San Francisco State’s financialaid director. “I think it’s really very hard for middle-class families to meet that extra little bit.” Families often use what are known as 529 plans _ named after a U.S. tax code _ that provide tax breaks on money set

aside for college tuition. But, like all investments, 529 plans can be unpredictable. Students and parents need to decide whether additional costs should be covered through loans or a student job, Hubler said. “Either you borrow now and work later, or you can work now,” she said. “Working isn’t a bad thing, but there needs to be a balance (between work and school).” Although fees in the California State University and University of California systems are lower than those in most

other states, the schools themselves do not provide as much financial help to needy students as wealthier private schools, Connors said. Contrary to conventional wisdom, he said, families unable to save money should consider more expensive colleges. “Far too many families are looking at the Cal State and UC systems and saying, ‘That’s the cheaper option,’” he said. “Private schools can make it much cheaper for students to go away to school.” The cheapest option, how-

ever, remains California’s community colleges. Even with this year’s $6-per-unit fee increase, community colleges can make the first two years of college significantly more affordable, and they can also improve an academically weak student’s chances of graduating from a high-quality university. “It’s not a bad route to go,” Connors said. “It’s a viable option. In some cases, it’s the only option.”


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Home, super sweet home

Midwestern students break free of the residence hall blues with upscale apartments, complete with walk-in closets

Students gather in the Sundance Court apartment lobby. The apartments feature multiple common areas, including study rooms and lounges.

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Bunk beds, dingy walls, narrow hallways and communal bathrooms are a thing of the past. Any preconceived notions about the horrors of dorm life gathered from movies and pop-culture fall by the wayside the moment the doors open to MSU’s new Sundance Court apartments. Student after student has been caught saying “It’s like living in a hotel.” The paint is fresh, the halls are wide, there are washers and dryers in every single apartment, and for the shoe-collectors, there are even walk-in closets. The apartments were built by Collegiate Development and cost almost $20 million.

A resident gets help from the hall director, Anthony Chinaese, at Sundance Court.

Each two or four-bedroom apartment has a kitchen with modern appliances, cabinet space, and wood floors. The apartments are fully-furnished and have two bathrooms.

Residence of Sundance Court can relax and play pool in one of several community spaces in the complex. Common areas and individual apartments are all connected to wi-fi.

Walk-in closets are a huge plus when it comes to students. Apartments also have full size washers and dryers.






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M c C l a t c h y - Tr i b u n e

Here’s a general look at the similarities and differences between legislation from House and Senate committees aiming to reform the nation’s health care system. BY DAVID LIGHTMAN McClatchy Newspapers

s Congress returns to work this fall, lawmakers have two broad, similar outlines of how to overhaul health care waiting. One includes legislation crafted by three House of Representatives committees. The other was passed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and neither had much, if any, Republican input. Both alternatives back a “public option,” where government insurance would compete with private plans. Both establish health care “exchanges” where consumers would shop for the best deals. And both bar insurers from refusing to cover people because of pre-existing conditions. The House is expected to vote on a plan in midSeptember, while Senate prospects are less certain. Still to come is legislation from the Senate Finance Committee, likely later in September. Its

legislation will probably be combined with the health committee’s bill — but no one is sure when or how. That committee’s action could go a long way in determining whether anything gets passed this year. Six negotiators, three from each party, have been talking privately for weeks, trying to iron out a compromise that can win bipartisan support. Chances are it won’t include the public option, and it’s unlikely to have many of the taxes contained in the bills. The negotiators’ task will be even more difficult when Congress returns, thanks to some sharp criticism and loud protests this summer by opponents of the Democrats’ health care plans. Notably, Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., said in a recent GOP weekly radio address that the Democratic proposals are too costly. Several questions loom: How directly involved will President Barack Obama get? Will the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy be a calming influence on

senators and give them a new push to move ahead? Are Republicans emboldened by polls and people at town meetings showing increasing skepticism? Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., recently told the Associated Press, “I think the chances are still good” for an agreement and the negotiators plan to keep talking. Should those talks fall apart, Democrats could wait until mid-October to seek a Senate vote on a plan. Thanks to a rules change, only 51 votes would be needed to move health care legislation forward, instead of the usual 60 needed to break a filibuster. Democrats currently control 59 Senate seats. Party leaders are wary of using the rule, though, fearing any plan passed under those circumstances will have a distinctly partisan hue. At the moment, that partisan tone colors the legislation that’s been passed by committees so far. Here, in general terms, is how current legislation looks:

CONSUMER CHOICE ■ A new “health insurance exchange” would allow people without other health insurance to comparison shop among private and public insurers for coverage. While it would be a national exchange, states could choose to operate their own if they follow federal rules.

■ The “affordable health benefit gateway” will allow comparison shopping for people without other coverage. The gateways can be established by the federal government or states, which also can form regional gateways.

PUBLIC OPTION ■ Consumers eligible for the exchange — generally people without coverage — will be able to choose insurance from the private sector or a government-run plan, subject to the same standards and consumer protections as private plans.

■ Virtually the same as the House.

CONSUMER OPTIONS ■ Most consumers must choose an insurance plan. If not, they will pay a penalty of 2.5 percent of their adjusted gross income above a certain level. If a consumer can demonstrate financial hardship, they would not be penalized.

■ Most consumers must choose a plan. Exemptions would be available for people with no access to affordable coverage or those who would incur “exceptional financial hardship.” Minimum penalty for not getting coverage would be $750 per year.

EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITY ■ Employers with payrolls of more than $500,000 must provide coverage to employees and meet minimum benefit and contribution standards. Or they can contribute funds to the Health Insurance Exchange Trust Fund, which provides subsidies to people having trouble affording coverage. Employers would pay up to 8 percent of their payroll.

■ Employers with more than 25 workers must offer coverage. If they do not, or if they pay less than 60 percent of employees’ monthly premiums, they would be hit with a $750 annual fee per uninsured full-time employee and $375 per uninsured part-time employee.

AFFORDABILITY ■ Would offer credits to low- and moderateincome people. Credits would decline with income, and would end when income hits 400 percent of federal poverty level, or $43,000 per individual or $88,000 for a family of four.

■ Provides credits similar to those in House bill.

COST ■ About $1.04 trillion over then next 10 years, according to Congressional Budget Office.

■ CBO estimates cost at $615 billion over 10 years.

TAXES AND SAVINGS ■ $544 billion would come from a health care surcharge, or tax. For married couples, the surcharge would be 1 percent of income between $350,000 and $500,000; 1.5 percent for income between $500,000 and $1 million and 5.4 percent above $1 million. Other savings are projected to come from reduced health care costs.

■ Not clear precisely how bill would be funded; still under consideration by the Finance Committee.

SMALL BUSINESS ■ Businesses with payrolls of less than $500,000 are exempt from having to provide coverage. Those with payrolls between $500,000 to $750,000 must provide partial help, and others would be subject to penalties if they did not provide coverage. Also, a new small business tax credit would be created to help firms that wanted to provide coverage.

■ Employers with 25 or fewer full-time workers would be exempt from having to provide coverage. Also includes a small business tax credit.

INSURANCE REFORMS ■ Companies cannot exclude coverage of treatments for pre-existing conditions, cannot cap lifetime or annual benefits or charge higher rates because of health status, gender and other factors. Premiums can be adjusted for age, geography and family size.

■ Virtually the same.

MEDICAID ■ Expands coverage of Medicaid, a federal-state program that generally provides health care to those who cannot afford it, to all individuals below 133 percent of the nation’s poverty level. (Find more on Medicaid at: http://www.cms.

■ Expands Medicaid coverage to all individuals below 150 percent of the nation’s poverty level.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ONLINE ■ Kaiser Family Foundation: ■ Families USA: ■ Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee’s legislation:

■ House Energy and Commerce Committee’s legislation:


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Fall television 2009:

the new and returning

Lauren Wood Entertainment Editor

Now that the summer is coming to an end, it time to reunite with the couch and enjoy televisions new and returning shows. Networks including The CW, ABC, NBC and FOX have kicked it into high gear and have produced many new shows this season. Returning shows such as “The Office,� “Supernatural� and “The Ultimate Fighter� make their way back into your nights as well. There will be some surprises in store, some new faces, more cliffhangers and even a few hot romances. Read on to find out what you can expect from your favorite new and returning shows.

“The Beautiful Life�

Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. Network: The CW

This new show focuses on the life of high-fashion models and their competitive nature and many insecurities. Raina Collins, a stunning model with a secretive past, and Chris Andrews, a gorgeous farm boy, discover this for themselves in “The Beautiful Life.� When Raina makes an unforgettable impression at a Zac Posen fashion show, she steals the spotlight from fellow model Sonja (Mischa Barton). Sonja has been out of the country for mysterious reasons, and is now desperate to reclaim her standing as the reigning supermodel. In the meantime, Chris is barely holding onto his position at the bottom of the modeling food chain.


Photo Courtsey Mischa Barton stars in the new teen drama, “The Beautiful Life.�

Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Network: ABC

In “FlashForward,� a mysterious global event causes everyone to black out simultaneously for two minutes and 17 seconds. When they wake up, everyone is left wondering if what they saw will actually happen. No one knows what these flash forwards mean, but it’s clear that people who’ve never met will soon be intimately connected. Some will fear what’s coming, others will be excited. But not a single person will be unaffected.

Photo Courtsey “Glee� is expected to bring musical numbers and some crazy moments to the screen.


Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. Network: FOX

Photo Courtsey Joseph Fiennes stars in “FlashForward,� a new show about getting a glimpse into the future.

McKinley High School’s Glee Club used to be at the top of the show choir world, but years later, it has turned into a haven for misfits and social outcasts. But the Glee Club’s luck is about to change. From Ryan Murphy, the creator of “Nip/Tuck� comes “Glee,� an uplifting comedy musical series with sarcastic humor that features a soundtrack of hit music from past to present. The show stars Matthew Morrison as the young optimistic teacher who plans to restore McKinley’s Glee Club to its former glory, Jane Lynch as the school’s scheming cheerleading coach and a talented cast of kids.


Photo Courtsey “Vampire Diaries� will premiere Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. on The CW, starring Nina Dobrev as Elena.

“Vampire Diaries�

Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Network: The CW

Four months after a tragic car accident that killed their parents, 17-year-old Elena Gilbert and her 15-year-old brother, Jeremy, are trying to cope with their grief and move on with their lives. Elena has always been a popular and involved student, but now she struggles to hide her sadness. “Vampire Diaries� begins when the school year starts, as Elena, and everyone else, grows interested in a handsome, mysterious new student, Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). There are sparks immediately between Elena and Stefan, but what Elena doesn’t know is that Stefan is a centuries-old vampire, struggling to live peacefully among humans. Meanwhile, his brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is there to make his life hell.

Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Network: NBC

In the unique medical drama “Mercy,� Veronica Flanagan (Taylor Schilling) is a nurse who just returned to Mercy Hospital from a tour in Iraq, and she knows more about medicine than all of the residents combined. Together with fellow nurses Sonia (Jamie Lee Kirchner) and Chloe (Michelle Trachtenberg), she navigates the daily traumas and social landmines of life and love -- both in the hospital and in the real world.

Photo Courtsey Michelle Trachtenberg, Taylor Schilling and Jaime Lee Kirchner star as nurses in the new medical drama, “Mercy.�

“Gossip Girl�

Returns: Monday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. Network: The CW

Photo Courtsey “Gossip Girl� makes it return on The CW, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m.

This soapy teen-drama returns for its third season. The Gossip Girl is back and hunting for more drama. Jenny took over as queen bee at Constance, Serena is searching for her father with Carter, Chuck and Blair have a fairy-tale relationship and Dan, Vanessa, Blair, and Georgina are all prepping for life at NYU. As this season unfolds, even the darkest secrets won’t stay hidden for long, now that high school is over and a new era of scandal is about to begin. Also, Hilary Duff plays a movie star trying to fit in with the “normal� kids at NYU, Joanna Garcia appears as Nate’s latest love interest, Chris Riggi returns as Lily and Rufus’ love child who gets dangerously chummy with Vanessa and Tyra Banks is expected to pop up somewhere during the season.

“The Biggest Loser�

“So You Think You Can Dance�

Returns: Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Network: FOX

Returning for its sixth season “So You Think You Can Dance,� or “SYTYCD� to those die-hard fans, tests dancers on everything from hip-hop to salsa to tango to jive. This first-ever fall season hosts the usual panel of judges, producer Nigel Lythgoe and his screeching sidekick, Mary Murphy. The ones whose moves impress them the most will be invited to call-backs in Vegas, where they’ll work with top choreographers including Mia Michaels, Tyce Diorio, and Wade Robson. Then they’ll compete to become one of the top 20 finalists who will continue on in an attempt to win the hearts of voters, the grand prize, $250,000, and bragging rights as “America’s favorite dancer.�

Returns: Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. Network: NBC

Get ready for another wild and emotional ride in the newest season of “The Biggest Loser.� Overweight contestants learn that the more you lose, the more you gain, in this battle-of-the-bulge competition. A former contestant from last season will return for a second chance to lose the weight he should have lost when he was on the show the first time around. A woman who lost her husband and both of her children hopes to lose her excess weight for a second chance at life. And viewers will also meet the largest contestant ever to participate on “The Biggest Loser�: a girl weighing in at 476 pounds.

“Lincoln Heights�

Returns: Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Network: ABC Family

Photo Courtsey The Sutton family returns for the fourth season of “Lincoln Heights� on ABC Family.

Now beginning its fourth season, “Lincoln Heights� is a drama about police officer Eddie Sutton and his wife and children, who move into his old inner-city neighborhood to try and improve the quality of life there. Last season Eddie found out he had a son via a former girlfriend, straining his marriage, and the finale ended with his home burning down after catching fire during an earthquake. This season is expected to bring more drama and complications to the family’s lives.

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“One Tree Hill�

Returns: Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Network: The CW

“One Tree Hill� follows the lives and loves of a group of nowadults in the town of Tree Hill. The seventh season opens up a year after Peyton and Lucas rode off into the sunset and supposedly lived happily ever after. Nathan’s gig with the Charlotte Hornets seems to be going well except he continues to struggle with being away from his family and friends. His agent, Robert Buckley, reminds him that being a pro basketball player has always been his dream and nothing should jeopardize his career. Back at Tree Hill, Haley, who is now running Red Bedroom Records, has to deal with the arrival of her free-spirited sister. Bad girl Rachel returns to town, Mouth gets a job offer in New York and Brooke is still happy with Julian while she searches for a new face to represent her Clothes Over Bros fashion line.




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‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ takes a hike Jaleesa Bealom For the Wichitan

If you are bored on a Friday night and can’t decide what to see in the theaters, you might want to avoid seeing “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” This Audrey Niffenegger national bestseller novel adaptation is a romantic drama about a librarian in Chicago named Henry DeTamble, (Eric Bana) who suffers from a rare genetic disorder. He travels through time and he coincidentally meets his wife, Claire Abshire, (Rachel McAdams). From there, a confusing love story unfolds right before your eyes. The film starts similar to a “Final Destination” sequel and later expands into a cliché Lifetime movie. McAdams’ is no stranger to romantic drama films, look at her work in “The Notebook,” for

example. It was exceptionally disappointing to see her as an annoying character that spends her entire life waiting on Bana, who pops in and out of the present from his time traveling fiascos. Eventually, McAdams’ character becomes slightly touching and sympathetic to viewers. However, Bana’s character carries the movie in all sorts of directions that leads to a difficult understanding of if the past is the future and the future is the past, then where the hell is he now? It’s almost as if we’re all in a game of Where’s Waldo instead of understanding what era in life Bana has reached. The flick does have the rare comic relief moments that curb the headache of attempting to figure out when the film is in the climax. There is no denying Bana

makes this film pleasant to watch and captivates the audience in such an engaging way that it was slightly refreshing to see a comedian play such a different role. The film does play pretty close to the book, which is a little confusing as well. The plot is consistent through the movie, just little details and scenes are deleted from the film, which naturally happens or the film turns into a “Pride and Prejudice” epic. If you’re into the cliché, love story genre, then this film is definitely for you. “The Time Traveler’s Wife” comes fully equipped with cheesy acting, dramatic scenes and a failing plot that leaves more questions than answers for the film. The film has a good cast, but neglected to utilize the actors to showcase their talents.

New Backstreet album due in October Lauren Wood Entertainment Editor

Photo Courtesy Eric Bana plays a librarian who involuntarily time travels and meets his future wife, Rachel McAdams when she is six years old.


Photo Courtesy Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana star in “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” This novel adaptation portrays the struggle of a wife whose husband time travels in and out of her life.

They’re back! You read right, the Backstreet Boys are all grown up and expected to release their seventh worldwide album, “This Is Us,” Oct. 6. Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and A.J. McLean have come a long way since their start in 1992. (For those of you who remember, Kevin Richardson was the fifth member of the Backstreet Boys, but left the group in 2006.) The Backstreet Boys began their musical journey together in 1992, but didn’t release their first album, “Backstreet Boys,” until 1997 and then released “Backstreet’s Back,” shortly after. At the time they were a part of the teen pop phenomenon and competed against other young pop stars including Britney Spears, *NSYNC and Christina Aguilera. But in 1999 when they released their third album, “Millennium,” which sold 1,134,000

copies in its first week, they became superstars. The album produced many hits including “I Want it That Way,” “Larger Than Life,” and “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely.” In 2000 their fourth album, “Black and Blue,” came to stores and after a five year hiatus, they released their “Never Gone” album. After Richardson’s departure, the Backstreet Boys released their sixth album, “Unbreakable,” in 2007, which included various music styles, combining their earlier mid-90’s dance-pop sounds with their newer guitar driven pop/rock sound. In their new single, “Straight Through My Heart,” the Backstreet Boys combine a mix of R&B and pop. It is catchy tune, but it might not be enough to battle with the current Top 40 hits, for times have changed since *NSYNC’s “I Want You Back,” and Britney’s “Hit Me Baby One More Time.”

Percentage of increase in campus tours and visits hosted by MSU Admissions compared to 2007.

Photo by Richard Carter (Above) MSU student Mike Daly, senior, rocks out on his bass guitar with his fellow band mates in their band, Dr. Feelgood and the Let’s Get It Ons. Their band played at the Children’s Aid Society benefit, held last Saturday night at the Neon Spur.

Photo by Richard Carter (Right) MSU student Samantha Tomei, senior chemistry and mechanical engineering major, plays along with the band, White Jet Heroes. Their band was amongst many to play at the Neon Spur last Saturday night.

Photo Courtesy The Backstreet Boys are expected to release their upcoming album, “This Is Us,” on Oct. 6.

The band was able to work with producers such as T-Pain, RedOne, who works with Lady Gaga, and Jim Jonsin, who did Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop,” on their new album. They also went back to Max Martin, who was one of the original creators of “Millennium.” Their new style is definitely dance-oriented, but is not as “pop rock” as their last albums

have been. The band has also caught on to the latest vampire theme in their recently released music video for the song “Straight Through the Heart.” Though the band has been around since the early 90s, the question still remains if they will be able to appeal to this generation’s teens.


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MSU finishes 1-3 at MSU Hampton Inn-vitational Kaitlin Morrison Sports Editor

The Midwestern State volleyball team looked to improve their record as they hosted the MSU Hampton Inn-vitational last weekend at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. In their first match on Friday afternoon, the Mustangs played a solid defensive match, but fell to Drury 3-2.- 25-15, 17-25, 22-25, 25-17, 15-11. The MSU defense was led by Sesley Graves and Lauren Bayer on the front row. They combined for 8.5 of the total 14 blocks. Kiara Jordan led a group of five Mustangs with double-digit digs. Jordan had 18 digs, while Hillary White added 15. Outside hitter, Miranda Byrd had 13, Taylor Parker had 12, and Kimberly Jeffrey added 11. Byrd led the Mustangs attack with 12 kills, while Jeffrey and Parker each completed a double-double with 19 and 13 assists, respectively. In the second game of Friday’s doubleheader, Midwestern faced a tough hitting, No. 4 Emporia State 25-14, 25-16, 16-25, 25-13, to make them 0-6 on the year. Even though they suffered the loss, MSU snapped the Hornets 17set win streak. Senior middle blocker Sesley Graves paced the Mustangs with 10

kills for a .333 hitting percentage, while Lauren Bayer added eight kills and hit .429. Sophomore outside hitters Miranda Byrd and Hillary White finished with eight and seven kills, respectively. Sophomore setter Dimery Michaels led the offense with 21 assists as MSU had 12 kills and committed just two errors as a team in the third and fourth sets against the fourth ranked team in the country. Libero Kiara Jordan carried the defense with 10 digs, while White added six. Graves, Bayer and Tiana Bond combined for 5.5 of the Mustangs seven team blocks. In Saturday’s game the Mustangs got their first win of the season as they defeated Southwest Baptist 2521, 25-23, 25-22. Kiara Jordan had a career-high 27 digs to lead the Mustangs. The total was the most by a MSU player in a three-set match since Ashley Godwin had 28 at Wayland Baptist on Sep. 4, 2004. Hillary White added 16 digs as MSU held the Bearcats to a .111 attack percentage. Lauren Bayer and Tiana Bond finished with five and four blocks, respectively. Freshman outside hitter Shelbi Stewart pace the Mustang offense with eight kills and a .238 attack percentage, while Miranda Byrd

joined White and Bayer with six kills each. Setters Dimery Michaels and Kimberly Jeffrey split duties to finish with 16 and 15 assists, respectively. In the final game of the tournament, Northwood (Mich.) held the Mustangs to a .088 hitting percentage as they went on to defeat MSU in three straight sets. Midwestern managed only 27 kills in the 25-20, 25-18, 25-20 setback, and fell to 1-7 on the season. Sesley Graves provided life for the Mustangs as the senior finished with seven kills and no errors and had a .538 attack percentage. Hillary White finished with six kills and Miranda Byrd added five. Middle blocker Lauren Bayer accounted for four of MSU’s seven blocks (three solo, two assists), while Graves and Tiana Bond had two total blocks. Kiara Jordan led the defense with 13 digs, while Dimery Mitchell added 11 assists. Sesley Graves was named to the All-Tournament team announced Sunday afternoon. The Wichita Falls High School product averaged 1.93 kills per set with a .312 hitting percentage and recorded four solo blocks. She tallied a team-high10 kills and four total blocks against No. 4

Emporia State, before putting down seven kills and a pair of blocks against Northwood. On Monday, MSU returned to the court to battle Incarnate Word, where they fell 3-2. The loss dropped Midwestern to 1-8 on the season. The Cardinals rode Edie Weise’s big night to claim the 25-20, 20-25, 25-16, 25-18, 15-11 victory. The 6-0 middle blocker put down a matchhigh 17 kills and added four blocks. Sesley Graves, Hillary White and Miranda Byrd each finished with 11 kills and sophomore Dimery Michaels finished with a season-high 40 assists. Kiara Jordan enjoyed a big defensive night when she added 23 digs , while White added her first doubledouble of the season with 19 digs to go along with 11 kills- both were season highs. Lauren Bayer added nine kills and five digs, while leading the Mustangs to 11 total blocks (two solo, six block assists). Byrd added five block assists while Graves and Tiana Bond contributed three block assists each, while freshman Shelbi Stewart assisted with another. The Mustangs (1-8) open the Rockhurst Invitational with No. 6 Washburn (Kan.) Friday at 11 a.m. in Kansas City, Mo.

(Top) Sesley Graves was named to the All-Tournament team this weekend at the MSU Hampton Inn-vitational. (Photo by Patrick Johnston) (Bottom) Kimberly Jeffrey goes for a ball at the top of the net against Drury. (Photo by Loren Eggenschwiler)

Mustangs improve to 2-0 with 34-6 win over Southeastern For the Wichitan

Midwestern State turned three Dallas McCutcheon interceptions into points to pull away for a 34-6 win over Southeastern Oklahoma Saturday night at Paul Laird Field. “I told the guys they have no idea how good they can be,” MSU coach Bill Maskill said. “There was never a panic or even a concern that they were going to make a run on us.” It was the 16th-straight win for MSU before Oct. 1 dating back to the 2005 seasons as the Mustangs have enjoyed 5-0 starts in 2007 and 2008 and won it first four games last seasons. Northeastern State, a 6-0 loser to Tarleton State Saturday night in Tahlequah, presents the next test for the MSU Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

The Mustangs’ defense stood tall against a Savage Storm attack which rolled up 531 yards of total offense in a 54-38 win over Henderson State a week ago. “Our defense is really playing well right now,” Maskill said. “I really don’t know how good we can be right not. We didn’t really hit on all cylinders.” But the Mustangs did take advantage of SOSU sophomore quarterback Dallas McCutcheon, who passed for 359 yards and a school-record five touchdowns against the Reddies. Antwon Dixon, Tyree Dickson and Brandon Williams each snagged interceptions off of tip drills that led directly to 17 points and sacked SOSU quarterbacks on four occasions including sacks by Stephen Turner and Michael Rhines and halfsacks by Matt Ellerbrock, Micah Hill, J.D. Corcoran

and Austin McDaniel. Those interceptions were really good second-effort plays and really helped us swing momentum,” Maskill said. Southeastern Oklahoma hit a pair of first-quarter field goals for a short-lived 6-0 lead with just over two minutes remaining in the opening quarter. But the Mustangs responded with a eight-play, 68-yard drive as Zack Eskridge hit David Little on a 28-yard scoring strike to give the Mustangs the lead just a minute and a half into the second quarter. It was a lead MSU wouldn’t relinquish. Junior defensive back Antwon Dixon stepped in front of McCutcheon’s offering on the first play of the ensuing drive to give Midwestern possession on the Southeastern 11-yard line. The Mustangs settled

Women’s Soccer off to best start in program history

on a 30-yard Jose Martinez field goal to push the advantage to 10-6, but the Mustangs defense was far from done. Junior transfer Tyree Dickson tracked down a tipped ball later in the quarter and returned the interception 31 yards to the SOSU 27-yard line. Six plays later, Eskridge hit Andy Tanner for an 11-yard score to push the advantage to 17-6, then added his third TD pass of the quarter with a 38-yard hookup on a scramble to Sheldon Galloway as MSU took a commanding 24-6 advantage into the half. Eskridge salted the game away with a 7-yard score after a Brandon Williams’ interception with 12:31 remaining in the third quarter before Martinez closed out the scoring with a 25-yard field goal late in the third quarter. Eskridge finished with

234 yards on 21-of-30 passing including three touchdowns, while Tanner paced the receiving corps with 86 yards on seven receptions and a touchdown as the Mustangs piled up 400 yards of total offense. Junior running back Marcus Mathis paced the Midwestern rushing attack with 88 yards on 18 carries. Ellerbrock paced the MSU defense with seven stops and Turner had four while Rhines and Danny Jackson had three each as the Mustangs limited the Savage Storm to 222 total yards of offense. McCutcheon completed 12-of-23 passes for 119 yards and three interceptions, while junior Baylen Laury paced the SOSU rushing attack with 49 yards on 12 carries. Southeastern Oklahoma dropped to 1-1 on the season. Quarterback Zack Eskridge passed for 234 yards, threw for three touchdowns and rushed rushed for one more in MSU’s 34-6 win over Southeastern Oklahoma in Durant. (Photo by Patrick Johnston)

MSU finishes second at Mustang Stampede

Kaitlin Morrison Sports Editor

Midwestern State women’s soccer team pulled off the 2-1 win over New Mexico Highlands Saturday at Perkins Stadium. The win puts the Mustangs at 3-0 on the season, matching its best start in pragram history. MSU also won their first three games of the 2004 season and finished with a 12-4-5 mark. They used a pair of quick goals from Katy Lukert and Brittany Subia to pick up the win against the Cowgirls at Perkins Stadium. In the 23rd minute, Lukert scored the unassisted goal to give MSU the lead, and then less than a minute and a half later, Subia scored off a pass from Kendra Clemons to put the Mustangs in the lead, 2-0. The Mustangs took 10 shots against the Cowgirls, five, of which, were on goal. New Mexico Highlands struck for a goal in the 65th minute to snap a streak of four shutouts dating back to last season. Since Eastern New Mexico’s Christie Nylaan scored in the 89th minute on Oct. 26, 2008, MSU, which opened with shutout wins over St. Mary’s and Central Missouri, had gone over 425 regular season minutes without allow a goal. “I was proud of the girl’s from the stand point that it was our first road game and those are always challenging,” Coach Jeff Trimble said. “We played well in the first half but didn’t have as much intensity in the second and it showed.” The Mustangs look to continue their winning streak on Friday when they travel to Kansas to take on Newman University. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. For the Wichitan

Brittany Subia scored her first goal of the season in Saturday’s 2-1 win over New Mexico highlands at Perkins Stadium. (Photo by Patrick Johnston)

Sydnee Cole certainly made a splash in her Midwestern debut. The All-American junior transfer from Butler (Kan.) Community College pulled away from the field to claim top individual medalist honors Thursday night in the MSU Mustangs Cross Stampede at the Memorial Athletic Complex. Cole covered the 4,000-meter in 15:23.82 and 15 seconds ahead of runner-up Jordan Arnold of Friends University. But Friends bunched five runners in the top 15 finishers to nudge the 16th-ranked e Mustangs out for the team championship, tallying 46 points. MSU placed five runners in the top 22 to close with 67 points, while East Central (Okla.) was close behind with 73. Kayla Hendrix, a USTFCCCA all-region performer last season, finished seventh with a time of 16:06.87 and fall surprise Julie

Bell, a much improved red-shirt freshman from Keller, was 18th with a time of 16:27.66. Freshmen Heather Owens and Cynthia Carrillo impressed in their collegiate debuts completing the circuit with times of 16:28.06 and 16:39.22 to finish 19th and 22nd, respectively, while 2009 LSC Freshman of the Year Lindsey Pate was 23rd with a time of 16:40.76. Bailey Dulaney, a junior transfer from Southern Arkansas, was 24th (16:44.89), while junior Hassie Sutton was 28th (16:49.44), freshman Melody Caldwell was 35th (17:03.80), freshman Clara Poston was 37th (17:14.95) and senior Andrea Borgman was 47th (17:59.08). Midwestern State competes in the Cameron Invitational on Sep. 13 in Lawton before facing the first big meet of the season at the Missouri Southern Stampede on Sep. 20 in Joplin.



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Mustangs pick up two more wins at home Kaitlin Morrison Sports Editor

After going from being ranked No. 5 in the NSCAA National Rankings to No. 21 earlier in the week, the Midwestern State Men’s soccer team was looking to make a statement when they faced No. 13 Metro State and Regis in their home opening weekend at the MSU Soccer Field. And a statement was made when they defeated Metro State 2-1 Friday night. It only took the Mus-

tangs six minutes to get on the board in Friday night’s game against Metro State. Sophomore Craig Sutherland took a through ball from Brian Martinez and slipped it past the keeper to put MSU up 1-0. The Roadrunners tied the game up in the 20th minute, but newcomer Allen Thomson forced a header off a Metro defender for an own goal in the 40th minute. “The ball went off his knee much like the goal the one we suffered at Incarnate Word,” Elder said. “To win 2-1 at home

against ranked opponent will give us confidence moving forward.” Metro State is winless in their last 12 meetings with Midwestern State. On Sunday, the Mustangs returned to the MSU Soccer Field to face Regis, where they exploded with a 5-0 victory. The Mustangs were led by senior Nick Auditore, who had two of the Mustangs five goals. The MSU midfield provided a boost for the team when they added an assist to each of the Mustang goals. It began with a serve

from the left wing by Tyler Murphy to Auditore to give MSU the 1-0 lead in the 14th minute. A miscue near the Ranger goal resulted in a corner kick in the 49th minute as redshirt freshman Dean Loegrove’s strike to the near post was headed in by Jake Landon to expand the lead to 2-0. Senior Reid Schmidt served a volley to Auditore, who beat the Regis keeper to score his second goal of the game. Kyle Hyden then worked the right wing to strike a cross for Nathan

Fitzgerald for his first goal of the season in the 64th minute and then set up Tex McCullough in the 70th minute for the fifth and final goal of the contest. “We played a good, well-coached team today, but they are young and just couldn’t handle our pressure,” MSU coach Doug Elder said. “We have a lot of depth and just wore them down as the match wore on.” The Mustangs outshot Regis 22-2 to help goalkeeper Raul Herrera to his second shutout of the season.

Mustangs to watch... Football Quarterback Zack Eskridge garnered All Lone Star Conference South Division Offensive Player of the Week honors announced by the league on Monday. Eskridge passed for 234 yards, threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another in Saturday’s 34-6 win over Southeastern Oklahoma.

Volleyball Senior middle blocker Sesley Graves was named to the MSU Hampton Inn-vitational All-Tournament team this past weekend. She averaged 1.93 kills per game and recorded four solo blocks.

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“We took care of business at home and now have to hit the road with two tough opponents,” Coach Doug Elder said. “Everyone is gunning for us and know we have a lot of new players, so we have to be ready and play hard every game.” The Mustangs, who improved to 3-1 with their third-straight win, hit the road to battle Texas A&M International Friday night in Laredo before taking on St. Mary’s Sunday afternoon in San Antonio.

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