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Campus to commemorate 9/11 Sunday JOSH HAYTER STAFF WRITER An airplane crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Black smoke billows into the blue, New York City skyline. Chaos. Confusion. Another airplane bombards the South Tower of the trading complex. Shock. Fear. Anger. Both towers crumble to the ground in a cloud of dust. Sheer terror reigned. Americans watched in horror as thousands fled the storm of concrete and steel. The towers no longer stood. For a moment, all was still. All was silent. But the moment was brief. Images of sootcovered survivors emerging from the smoke united people across the globe. Behind the cloud, beneath the debris, lay thousands of people who had begun the day much like any other day – but they would never make it home. And America would never be the same. Those images live on in Americans’ minds as the 10th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil approaches Sunday. On that day, MSU will hold a candlelight vigil at 8 p.m. in Sunwatcher Plaza to pay tribute to those people who lost their lives on 9/11/2001, and to honor those who bravely put their lives on the line. Dr. Ruth Morrow, professor of music, wants to be sure MSU students, staff and faculty have the chance to reflect on the tragedy. Morrow came up with the idea for the event, but let the Department of Student Development and Orientation take the reigns for planning it. “I wanted to make sure that we, as a community, pg. 3 had an opportunity to remember,” she said. At the ceremony, the MSU community will ‘Mama, Mama, Look at the Plane’ RESTITUTO PARIS, JR.
Artist to share unique take on terror attacks CHRIS COLLINS EDITOR IN CHIEF When he watched an airplane loaded with passengers smash into the South Tower of the World Trade Center building from his modest apartment in the Bronx, Restituto Paris, Jr. didn’t quite believe it had happened. “It was pretty surreal,” he said. “It was almost like someone was shooting a movie.” The day’s date – Tuesday, 9/11/2001 – is forever etched into the memory of the Bronx-born artist. He, along with most other Americans, will never forget that day. Paris, Jr. will visit MSU Friday to exhibit his unique artwork, some of which has been greatly influenced by the sounds, sights and disbelief he experienced during the 9/11 terror attacks. The Fain Fine Arts gallery opening will be his first exhibition in Wichita Falls. In the early 1990s, Paris, Jr. was fighting with the U.S. Army in the Desert Storm conflict. After serving in the military for seven years, Paris, Jr. earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Cameron University in the mid-90s, then earned his master’s in art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He was working toward his master’s degree when he witnessed the attacks masterminded by a group of religious
extremists, he said. Paris, Jr. was sleeping when the first plane, American Airlines Flight 11, hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. He was awoken by voices on his radio announcing news of the attack.
“I saw the second plane hit. It was pretty surreal. It was almost like someone was shooting a movie.” -Restituto Paris, Jr. “My wife calls and asks, ‘Did you see what’s happening?’ That’s when I looked out the window of my apartment and saw it all happening right there. I saw the second plane hit,” he said. His wife called the school their children were attending and drove to pick them up. “They were walking home and they were just covered in dust and ashes,” he said. Viewing the attacks has profoundly influenced his artwork, Paris, Jr. said. It’s impossible for it not to. “A lot of my work has little bits and pieces of what happened on 9/11,” he said. “It’s something you can’t get rid of. Something you can’t erase. It becomes a personal context that I put in my work.”
Paris said art is therapeutic to him. He compares making art to how other people may keep a diary or play a musical instrument. “I use art, I use paint as my diary,” he said. “I can focus my anger and frustrations about what happened into my artwork. It’s just being aware of my surroundings and not letting my guard down, but I’m okay. Without my art, I’d probably be insane by now.” Paris, Jr. said his military background greatly influenced his feelings about the 9/11 attacks. His biggest piece of advice: to be aware of what’s going on around you. “Things like that are possible. It wasn’t until then, when we got hit hard, that we realized things like that can happen at home. When I was in Desert Storm, we knew there was a war and we knew we were fighting. But when it comes onto our homeland like that, it becomes serious business. People need to be aware of that. We just can’t take our guard down.” Paris said he mostly uses oil-based paints and acrylics in his artwork, but also loves to draw. He describes his art as being mostly personal, but doesn’t like it to be categorized. At the very least, he describes it as being surreal and sometimes abstract. “It’s more abstract in thought than it is in literal form. I don’t know. I just put it out there. I work in a truthful manner – I don’t lie or sugarcoat things. I just want people to see it.”
Jasmine Ellis in the studio at 92.9 NIN KAJA BANAS-SALSMAN
Student works as a DJ at local radio station TOLU AGUNBIADE STAFF WRITER “Where’s Jazz?” Jasmine Ellis could be anywhere. At the moment, it’s 9 p.m. The only sustenance the mass communication major has had all day is Chex Mix and a burrito she washed down with a Red Bull in the 92.9 NIN
parking lot. 92.9 is the radio station where she’s been DJing three days a week. It’s her second time behind the mic. Jasmine made her pg. 3 first appearance on air as an intern for Hot 103.9, a competitor station, where she co-hosted
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Americans still reeling from 9/11 Few people could argue that the events of Sept. 11, 2001 did not change the nation forever – the tragedy has affected us economically, emotionally, societally and politically. Even though Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and other 9/11 conspirators are dead, there’s no masking the scar they left on our national identity. A total of 2,996 people died when Muslim extremists flew three commercial airliners into two towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Nineteen of the casualties were terrorists and 2,977 were victims. The Rasmussen Report conducted a telephone poll of 1,000 people in May, asking respondents if they thought 9/11 had affected their lives. Eightyfour percent of people said it had, 5 percent said it had not, and 11 percent said they were undecided. Those numbers are staggering. Lower Manhattan, a once-bustling
uptown financial center housing the World Trade Center, is now a residential district. According to thestate. com, nearly 33 percent of the residential buildings in this area of Manhattan have been built in the last decade. The World Trade Center complex was once revered the world over for its role in promoting global stock trading. Now many stock exchange companies, even the New York Stock Exchange, have moved to more discreet locations and have computerized some trade negotiations. Though most stocks are back at the levels they were before the terror attacks, the business infrastructure in Lower Manhattan will never be the same. Emotionally, many people living in or visiting New York at the time of the attacks are still distressed. They feel defenseless, unsafe. And it’s no wonder that they do – even people who weren’t present during the at-
tacks still feel like they are only alive because terrorists haven’t felt the urge to attack us again. Families have been torn apart. Homes and businesses have been destroyed, some of which were never rebuilt after 9/11. Societally and politically, Americans’ lives are drastically different than they were before the attacks. Many people look at Muslims or Arabs with a sense of undue apprehension. Boarding a flight at an airport is more difficult than ever. The PATRIOT Act – which many civil rights activists argue denies citizens the right to due process – is still in full effect. More than 4,000 U.S. soldiers have died fighting the War on Terror in Iraq alone. But we may be reaching the end of this era in American life – President Barack Obama announced he planned to withdraw most U.S. troops from Iraq in 2010. Regardless, we should never forget the events of 9/11.
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Bush & Perry – the latest political octagon death-match WILLIAM MCKENZIE MCT
Do George W. Bush and Rick Perry loathe each other? Are they blood enemies? There’s plenty of speculation these days about a personal animosity. Jeb Bush, the former president’s brother, says none exists. After covering both Texans, I still don’t know. But I do know this: The distinction runs deeper than any personal grievance. The differences are more profound. And understanding them is a key to understanding Texas politics, which many around the country are trying to do again with Perry running for the White House. Both are conservatives, but they come at politics from com-
peting spheres — and I don’t mean Yale vs. Texas A&M. The universes represent a cleavage between the modern, businessstyle Texas politician and the cowboy brand of yesteryear. Despite an occasional inclination for quick-draw comments as president — like his “Bring it on” challenge to Iraqi insurgents — Bush approached politics more as a problem solver. His orientation reflects the career track and culture he was part of before he ran for governor in 1994. Texas has a broad base of corporate managers, business professionals and independent entrepreneurs. The orientation of this professional class, which includes many engineers and technocrats, is toward getting things done. Or, at least, focus-
ing on how to get things done so their enterprises stay afloat. If that means taking risks, they will take a calculated one. That’s essentially what Bush did when he tackled the state’s messed-up school finance system as governor and tried to reform the nation’s flawed immigration system as president. Some Republicans opposed him on both issues. They thought he would spend his political capital unwisely. They were right in one way: Bush lost those gambles, just as he lost before on oil ventures. But at least he tried to deal with a problem. People derided him for being a CEO president, and indeed he did seem too detached at times, but his MBA background guided his approach to politics.
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KAJA BANAS-SALSMAN OP-ED EDITOR If you are reading this right now, that means that you actually are aware of the fact that MSU has a student-run paper. Unfortunately, a large chunk of the student body has no idea about the paper, and probably has no idea about what is going on in the community either. Young adults are becoming more and more self-absorbed and less concious about the community and the events that occur around them. Today, society has so many different news sources: newspapers, TV stations, radio, websites, blogs, Twitter and even Facebook. There is so much going on in the lives of college students, however, that they seem to overlook the important events happening in their communities. Newspapers used to be the center of the public information
highway. Now newspapers are becoming just another piece of litter pushed down the street by a gust of wind. It’s a sad thing to think about – such a valuable source of information is being overlooked and forgotten. In the 1970s, two reporters brought down a web of lies and exposed a presidential scandal. It was the shock of a century. Citizens, reporters and people all around the world still reference the Watergate Scandal and how the media was involved. It was an important event, and every other important national event was reported in a newspaper. Every nationally impactful event has been covered in detail and with accuracy in one newspaper or another. In Fall 2010, The Wichitan reported on a huge story about the Harvey House. This article included never-before-seen facts, numbers and interviews.Faculty and staff were outraged. But what about the students? A small chunk of the student body knew what was going on. The majority had no idea until their friend, who heard from another friend, who heard from another friend who reads the paper, let them know by word of mouth four days later. Is it a decline in quality of content of newspapers? I think not. Rather, it is a decline in the
awareness of young adults. News is always happening. News is all around us. Not everything is about the next sorority event or the latest fraternity fundraiser. Unfortunately, students just can’t seem to break loose of the social scene news. The good news is newspapers have also gone digital. Middle-aged business people and many news-savvy youth have taken advantage of the digital newspaper age. But it is still not “trending” as much as Justin Bieber or Beyoncé. This form of newspaper makes it easier for readers to communicate with the journalists and allows the community to be more involved with what goes into the paper. Even The Wichitan has made itself digital, all in an effort to inform the MSU campus in a more convenient way. Unfortunately, many college students have not taken advantage of the super convenient portal to the latest goings-on around campus. Since the launch of The Wichitan website this past Friday, there have only been three total comments. The technology of newspapers has improved and changed with the times. But why hasn’t readership? It’s in your hands.
It also reflected the modern professional class that populates metropolitan areas like DallasFort Worth, Houston and AustinSan Antonio. That’s where you find the headquarters of such corporate giants as Exxon Mobil, Dell and AT&T. Perry’s style is far more rooted in Texas’ past. In some ways, he is closer to the way Lyndon Johnson came up through politics. Each came from rural communities and had their world widen once they hit college and bigger cities. But they never lost their rooting to Texas’ rural, cowboy heritage. Hence, the swagger that Perry brings, just as LBJ had his own in-your-face-Texan style. Politics also was more of an industry in that older tradition.
LBJ was a political lifer. And he was surrounded in his days in Congress and the White House by Texas legislators who were Capitol Hill barons, thanks to their staying power. For them, politics was more akin to blood sport than solving problems. That’s been true, too, for Perry, who has been in elected office since 1984. As governor, he’s not known for many major signatures outside of keeping taxes low and appointing allies to state boards. In fact, he’s often shown tepid leadership on such big issues as correcting Texas’ school funding problems. Getting too engaged could cost him politically. What’s surprising about Perry’s rise is that the mythology he represents still lives on, even as
the state long ago moved beyond its rural heritage. But we keep dealing with these competing strains. Last year’s governor’s race provided another glimpse into the duality: cowboy politico Perry vs. manager/businessman Bill White. My proclivities run toward the problem-solvers, but, as I noted on a column about White vs. Perry, they lack the frontier politician’s flair. The country is getting ready to see one more example of the old style as Perry takes on all comers. He’ll reaffirm the old Texas stereotype, even though his home state is more complex. And the differences are reflected in the gulf between Bush and Perry today.
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Friday Two men walking toward the sunset at the 9/11 memorial at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. be given the opportunity to look back on the past, look toward the future, and contemplate moving forward in society as one nation – one America. 9/11 was a defining moment in the history of the United States. Whatever your age, you probably remember where you were and what you were doing that Tuesday morning. Many people, however, were unable to recognize the enormity of it at the time. People died. Teachers wept. Parents picked their children up early from school. It wasn’t until these children grew older that they began to grasp the reality of what happened. But for the ones who did understand, it was a defining moment in their lives. Wayne Schields, assistant director of housing, remembers the day vividly. “I was greeted by the sound of confusion blaring from my clock radio – something about a plane having just hit a building in New York,” he recalled. “I turned on the TV just in time to watch the second plane hit the other tower. I thought I was watching a replay of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center.” Realizing that it was, in fact, a second plane, Schields sat on the edge of his coffee table and stared at the TV in disbelief. “I immediately began to think about whether or not I was ready to die. It happened that fast for me,” he said. “I knew our country was being attacked – my life would never be the same again.” Like many Americans that day, Schields questioned God. He remembers worrying that there
might be another attack. He thought about his fiancé, his friends and his family as he “searched for meaning in a meaningless act of terror.” For MSU freshman Jesse Mercado, 9/11 hit closer to home. So close that he heard the first plane hit. “The first thing I remember is hearing the boom,” Mercado recalled. He could see the World Trade Center from the Manhattan apartment he lived in with his family. “I could see it outside my window,” he recalled. “It was just right there.” At 8 years old, Mercado wasn’t aware of the magnitude of that day’s events. But growing up in New York City, he came to understand. And with both his mom and dad joining the New York Police Department in 2004, it’s never left his thoughts. “You can’t make it through a Sept. 11 without remembering. You can’t even get past 9 o’clock and 11 minutes,” he said. “It’s such a huge thing.” Ten years and two wars later, we’re able to see just how huge it was and still is. Ramon Rios, a senior social work major, was a 20-year-old soldier in the U.S. Army when he heard the news. “It looked like a movie to me,” Rios said. He called his dad, who worked with the district attorney in New York City at the time. “He was already at ground zero cleaning up and trying to help people out,” he said. “It was a disaster – just craziness.” As Rios convoyed through Baghdad three years later, he realized, for the first time, just how crazy it was. 9/11 altered his life forever. He spent 18
Kevin Wexler/ MCT months in Iraq where he said his whole world changed. “The first day we were there, we were getting hit,” Rios said. “Everything I believed in got turned upside down. 9/11 was the start of something that’s still going on. We’ve still got countries fighting each other and trying to get their freedom.” “It’s important to not just remember for the people who have died, but (also) for the people who actually survived,” Rios said. “It’s part of our history. We remember because it’s just something you don’t forget.” Michael Mills, director of housing, was a 21-year-old junior marketing major at MSU and vice president of the Student Government Association at the time. As he walked through Clark Student Center to his next class, he noticed students had gathered around a TV. The first plane had hit. Once in class, his professor turned the TV on and they saw the second plane hit. Then they watched the first tower fall. “Everybody just sat there literally watching in silence,” Mills said. “It was mind boggling to see because we never thought about that happening here.” When the very freedom Americans stood for came under fire, the country rose from the ashes. In the days and weeks after the attacks, rescuers and volunteers worked day and night to rescue survivors. Americans from every walk of life joined together in pursuit of justice and peace. The Ameri-
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can flag was raised proudly on nearly every street corner. Citizens rushed to the American Red Cross to donate blood. The country remained strong and united as one nation. Mills spoke at MSU’s 9/11 memorial one year later. He said approximately 600 people gathered at The Quad to remember the tragedy. “You never can take tomorrow for granted. You’re not promised anything. And just as quickly as it happened, it can, unfortunately, happen again,” Mills said. “It’s important for us to remember not only this as an important day in our nation’s history, but also that we need to take advantage of our time here because you never know what can happen tomorrow.”
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Campus safety a priority, chief says New lighting, officers, equipment and software on campus police wish-list to improve security
MSU’s deferred maintenance list, Owen said. “Being on this list does not mean its installation is imminent, but it MSU Chief of Police Dan Wil- does mean we are aware of the need liams wants to improve campus safe- and would like to fit it in as dollars become available,” Owen said. ty. Williams described Midwestern For starters, seven light poles and as a very safe campus. fixtures were added over the summer, “If you look at our Clery Act, our costing $58,000. crime statistics we submit yearly, They were placed to light up high we’ve probably had a few burglaries, traffic areas from Clark Student one or two assaults, but that’s probCenter and Redwine to the dorms ably the extent of any harsh crimes,” and apartments along Louis J. RoWilliams said. “Most of (campus driguez. “It was just so dark (in that area) crimes) are thefts.” On a one-to-ten scale, Williams that we’ve had a couple of instances said he would rank Midwestern’s seof people nearly getting hit by cars curity level at an eight or nine. crossing the street,” Williams said. “The reason I would say it’s not a According to Kyle Owen, associate nine or 10 ranking is simply because vice president of facilities services, it I feel like there are still some things cost $8,300 per pole. we can do to improve security as far Half the cost came from the Facilas installing more cameras,” Wilities Service’s HEAF fund (Higher liams said “But technology is so exEducation Assistance Fund) while pensive. It’s just hard to do right now the other half was funded through a with the budgets being affected at student services account. “With limited funds, we attempt- the state level.” For the first time, faculty, staff and ed to light up as much of the dark administrators must pay for campus area as possible,” Owen said. “There parking. is an existing street light at Gladney Fines and parking decals have also and LJR so we stopped short of this increased. light pole.” “The reasoning behind (the inThere are no immediate plans to creases) was to get us an additional add light poles, although increased officer,” Williams said. “We are a litlighting on campus is an item on
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tle bit behind the national standard. We felt we were lacking in our peak hours. Sometimes we didn’t have enough officers.” With a new officers coming on, the force will have 10 officers. Williams also intends to get more police vehicles. Currently the department has five trucks including a utilitiy vehicle. “We desperately need (new vehicles),” Williams said. “The ones we have are about five or six years old and just worn out. I am literally spending more on maintenance cost for what I can get a new one.” Some officers are also now equipped with bulletproof belts and Personal Assigned Recording Device (PARD). “Officers now record a majority of our contacts,” Williams said. “If we go to disturbances, robberies, or possible mental cases, suspicious subjects, traffic stops, all of that will now be audio and video recorded and put into a database and could be used for evidence. If a student or public member files a complaint against an officer, that will be on camera as well. It could be used to protect that officer or disciplinary issues toward the officers.” Cars and high dollar equipment are also budgeted through college HEAF funds.
Another concern campus police hopes to adress is the computer software used for tracking reports and vehicle registration. In an attempt to be more student friendly, campus police would like to set up a system for students to pay their student decals online, possibly by next year. Williams called the current software outdated. Yet he has acknowledged how expensive software can be. “I thought I could get a good software for a few thousand dollars but some of the programs I’ve looked at for just vehicle registration is as much as $30,000.” The operating system the police station now uses also does not communicate well with the main college system, BANNER. “Regardless what people might think, when we go out on a contact our goal is to be able to deal with that situation as quick, effectively and efficiently as possible,” Williams said. “If we can get up-to-date software for records management that will interface with the BANNER system, everything is cross-referenced. It makes our office more efficient.” With an updated program, an officer spends less time on a contact, which means they are not delaying that student any longer than they
have to, Williams said. “You hate to say on a college campus, you have to consider officer safety,” Williams said. “But for us, that is number one. Unfortunately college campuses aren’t exempt from things we see in society today so we’re trying to be proactive and give our officers as well as the students, faculty and staff better coverage.” The current file management system campus police utilizes does not track how many tickets have been given out. It also doesn’t differentiate how many $10 tickets versus $20 tickets were written. Williams ultimately expects that new software can do a better job at tracking what’s actually taking place. This is just the beginning for Williams and the rest of the police force in terms on improving campus security. Williams is currently putting a committee together of students, faculty and staff to get input on how campus parking can be improved. “I don’t look for any changes happening this year or next year,” Williams said. “But we will look at what our colleges are doing and how they structure their parking. I’ll be the first to tell you that we don’t have enough parking.”
JASMINE continued from page 1 with Kidd Cameron. It was there, after her first few nights on air, that people began asking “Where’s Jazz?” on her nights off. “People really responded to me and I became a regular,” she said. On this day, as on many others, she’s squeezed in four classes between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. attended a University Program Board meeting where she serves as executive chair. Then, went to her job at the radio station. She capped her night off by studying ‘til midnight. “My life isn’t impossible. It just takes a strict schedule and a lot of willpower,” she said. Right now, though, radio is her passion. On the Daily Midday show she introduces pop music in between commercials. “I am very personal on the radio,” she said. “People feel they know me.” Ellis flashes back to high school where she was concerned with pleasing others and didn’t get to be herself. Radio changed all that and brought her out of her shell. “My mama always said,
‘Your gift is what you do best with the least effort,’” Ellis said. “I think I’m well-spoken. I’m really inquisitive and I know how to connect with people.” Being the middle of three sisters, she said she had to cultivate her skills in order to stick out. “I didn’t want to be just like my sisters.” It upsets her when people assume she got the job because of her looks or to fill a gender quota. “Someone asked me, ‘Did they just need a girl?’ I said, “No, they just needed me.” “I’m very conscious of what happens to women around the world. There are a lot of issues…sex trafficking, child abuse and domestic violence. I want to look at our social structure and ask why our world is this way. When you’re in the public eye you have the chance to influence people’s opinion somewhat.” During the summer she organized and hosted a benefit concert at the Grove apartments to raise money for the family of Krista Hodges, a little girl who died of cancer.
Ellis also has opportunities to talk to children motivationally. It brings her joy to deliver a message about staying in school and staying positive. “You miss a hundred percent of the shots you don’t take,” she said. “Basically, if you don’t try, you lose. As long as you try you have a chance to win.” Being on the radio can have its downs as well. Ellis said she’s had stalkers. Guys she doesn’t know have called the station to talk to her. A listener hit on her at a bar several months ago. When she refused his advances he grabbed both her wrists and started screaming obscenities at her. He was escorted out by security. “I honestly never been more afraid,” she said. But she isn’t about to let that incident slow her down. Her job as a radio DJ is a catalyst to helping her unwind. “A lot of people reinvent themselves when they come to college,” she said. “I actually started being myself.”
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Art C.A.M.P. finds treasure in recyclables ANASTASIA REED A&E EDITOR This year, Art C.A.M.P. tackles the challenge of making art out of variety of recyclables. Art C.A.M.P., or Core Art Media Productions, is a two day
activity which begins at the start of every school year. This event brings together artist of all classifications at MSU. “This is a great way for artists right out of high school to grow and meet the faculty in the department,” Carlos Aleman, the gallery preparatory, said.
Aleman attended MSU before Art C.A.M.P. was established and he enjoys being apart of this yearly event which was started back in 2007. Casi Oechsner, a junior art major, has participated in this event the past two years. “It’s a great way to hang out
with friends and meet people who are in different studios.” Not olny did students get creative with recyclables, they also designed t-shirts. The opening is Friday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Foyer. The gallery will remain open until Oct. 14.
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A-listers hit the big screen this fall RENE RODRIGUEZ MCT
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The fall movie season is here, just in time to keep the dogs of summer from permanently souring you from going to the cinema. Between now and Nov. 18, serious Oscar contenders will be crowing for your attention alongside surefire hits as a Shrek spin-off, a Footloose remake and the new Twilight picture. Here is a list of movies expected to open by Thanksgiving.
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star: Adam Sandler co-wrote this comedy and plays a small-town bag boy whose life is changed when he discovers his parents are former porn stars. Contagion: An A-list cast that includes Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow. This thriller is about the outbreak of a deadly virus and the CDC’s efforts to contain it. Drive: A Hollywood stunt man (Ryan Gosling) moonlighting as a getaway driver for the criminal underworld is targeted for execution after a bungled heist. I Don’t Know How She Does It: Sarah Jessica Parker finds out if there’s life after Sex and the City with this adaptation of Allison Pearson’s best-seller about a career woman trying to balance her job with her recently downsized husband (Greg Kinnear), their two children and the romantic advances of a co-worker (Pierce Brosnan). The Lion King 3D: The Disney animated classic returns, only this time it’s in your face.
Abduction: Taylor Lautner attempts to prove he’s capable of more than playing backup to his Twilight co-stars with this thriller about a young man who discovers his enPhoto courtesy tire life is a lie — just as a squad of
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The Ides of March: George Clooney directed, co-wrote and stars in this adaptation of Beau Willimon’s play about a governor with presidential aspirations who must learn the rules of dirty politics — and quick — if he hopes to be elected. Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood co-star.
Footloose: The 1984 Kevin Bacon hit gets a contemporary redo by Hustle&Flow director Craig Brewer.
Paranormal Activity 3: Now that Saw has run its course, a new horror franchise steps into spawn a sequel every Halloween. This third installment in the hush-hush series promises to be an origin tale — where did that demon come from, anyway? — and is rumored to be set in the 1980s. The Three Musketeers: Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson (I know, I know; who?) are the titular trio, made a quartet by the addition of the hot-headed D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman) and facing off against baddies played by Christoph Waltz and Orlando Bloom.
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Television commemorates 9/11
This week television is remembering and is paying tribute to the 10 year anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Major networks will broadcast movies and documentaries which reflect many aspects on the day that changed America forever. TV shows and networks begin to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Wednesday Nova: Engineering Ground Zero
Friday Early Show
Frontline: Top Secret America
This is a behind-the-scenes look at the five-year construction of One World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Airtime: 8 p.m on PBS
Live coverage from Ground Zero. Airtime: 6 a.m. on CBS
Depiction of how the fight against terrorism affects the safety of the United States. Airtime: 8 p.m. on PBS
Today Show Matt Lauer will report live from Ground Zero. Airtime: 6 a.m. on NBC
Beyond Bravery: The Women of 9/11
Frontline: Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero:
Soledad O’Brien hosts a special on some of the female heroes of 9/11 - Ten Years Later 9/11. They tell of their present-day struggles and determination. A look at how 9/11 affected movies, Airtime: entertainment and pop culture with a 10 p.m. on CNN
An encore film that explores how American’s faith has been challenged since the horrific 9/11 attacks. Airtime: 9 p.m. central on PBS
retrospective on the events of the day with stories from those who lived through it.
Airtime: 3 p.m.on Reelz
Nine Innings From Ground Zero A documentary that focuses on the 2001 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks, which took place a month after September 11, and played an important role in helping the city return to a sense of normalcy. Airtime: 7 a.m. on HBO
Voices from Inside the Towers The film documents some of the harrowing stories of love and loss on 9/11. Airtime: 8 p.m. on the History Channel
9/11: America Remembers The networks all report live from the services and remembrances at Ground Zero. Airtime: 8 a.m. on CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX
102 Minutes That Changed America All A&E networks will broadcast the 2008 documentary at the exact time when, the 9/11 attacks began 10 years ago includeing films, photos and recordings. Airtime: 8:46 a.m. on A&E, BIO, History
Eddie Murphy named host of 84th Academy Awards Susan King MCT The rumors became a reality Tuesday: Eddie Murphy will host the 84th Academy Awards, which will be telecast Feb. 26 on ABC, the Academy of
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Volleyball goes to 3-1 after tournament ANDRE GONZALEZ FOR THE WICHITAN The Midwestern State volleyball team kicked off its season in the MSU/Hampton Inn-vitational on the home court this past weekend, ending with a tally of 3-1 on its overall seasonal record. Friday afternoon the Mustangs showed off their skills to take down No. 20 Truman State and Nova Southeastern, both matches resulting in a 3-0 score. The nationally ranked Bulldogs of Truman lost each of the three sets to MSU, 25-21, 25-23, 25-21. The Mustangs also kept Truman down to a .118 team attack percentage. In the final two sets, MSU committed a total of six errors, closing the match with a .252 attack percentage. Sophomore Caitlin Wallace spiked in 10 kills without a sin-
gle error and three blocks. Seniors Hillary White and Miranda Byrd notched in seven kills along with freshman Katie Bertling. Senior libero Kiara Jordan posted 17 digs. Later in the day, the Mustangs sailed into another victory against Nova Southeastern, 2514, 25-16, 25-17. NSU couldn’t handle the defensive pressure of the Mustangs, proving it with 23 attack errors and a negative attack percentage. Junior Shelbi Stewart put in a total of four blocks and nine kills, while Byrd notched in four blocks as well. Jordan led the back row once again with 25 digs. Saturday, MSU fell to Washburn State, and then won against Texas A&M international. Washburn’s No. 5 ranked Lady Blues took down MSU in three sets, 25-19, 25-17, 25-23. The Mustangs were limited to a .133 team percentage and
committed six errors, thanks to the Lady Blues putting down an overall 70 digs. Wallace led with 11 kills and tallied only one error in 28 attempts, bringing her to a solid .357 attack percentage. Stewart added seven kills to her record, while Jordan paced the back row with 19 digs. The Mustangs ended the invitational tourney with a win against the Dustdevils of Texas A&M International, 25-15, 2515, 25-20. Wallace led the kill amount with a total of 11, then three total blocks, while Byrd added nine kills. Stewart notched in eight kills and only one error, White put down seven kills with two errors to follow it. Jordan once again led the back row with 18 digs. MSU plays Texas A&M International this Thursday and Texas Woman’s Saturday at the D.L Ligon Coliseum.The team travels out to play Missouri Southern at Dallas on Friday.
MSU’s Hannah Mallaby strikes the ball against Truman State University on Saturday morning.
Men’s soccer humiliates Central Baptist DAMIAN ATAMENWAN SPORTS EDITOR The No. 3 ranked Mustangs extended its unbeaten streak to 34 matches with a 7-0 shutout against Central Baptist at the MSU Soccer field Friday Night. Both teams took it easy for the earlier part of the half but then MSU played aggressively and was rewarded with 3 first-half goals. Within 24 minutes of game time, sophomore Chase Robertson slid home his first goal just seconds after coming on the field. Sophomore B.A Catney contributed greatly to the Mustangs’ attack Friday night. Robertson’s opener came Courtney Bingham off an instinctive pass from
Sam Broadbent. Broadbent wanted more than an assist and doubled the lead after a series of one-two passes that involved Robertson and Sam Bartek. Again, Broadbent was relentless as he helped Michael Ramirez put MSU 3-0 up, earning them and unassailable half-time lead. Head Soccer Coach Doug Elder commented on the team’s performance. “They had a sluggish start and gave up shot on goals,” he said. “But after the second goal, the game was one-sided.” The second-half started well for the MSU who played at a tempo in attack that was
too much for Central Baptist. Senior Casey Hibbs extended the scoring for the Mustangs with a tremendous 18-yard strike beyond the goalkeeper’s reach. Junior Zach Funk buried a similar goal few minutes after Hibbs’ re-opener. “They had good ball movement during the game,” Elder said.
The Mustangs dominated in ball possession and attack which brought in B.A Catney’s goal that made it 6-0. But there was more; Team Captain Ryan Spence got the birthday present of a winning goal and that was all she wrote. MSU plays next at Colorado State-Pueblo Friday at 8 p.m.
Cross country begins season with score of 16 DAMIAN ATAMENWAN SPORTS EDITOR The No. 12 Mustangs cross country team showed prospect this past Thursday evening as they dominated competitors from four other schools in their first meet of the season. MSU finished with a score of 16 points on the 4k course, winning against Angelo State, East Central, McMurry University and Texas A&M Commerce. Cross Country Coach Koby Styles summarized the girls’ exhibition as “Amazing”, even though they were a point off the perfect score. “I wasn’t nervous going into
the meet; I was just curious to see how they were going to do,” he said. “They have been working hard and I was impressed by their performance.” Finishing off with the lead was freshman Michelle Krezonoski who had a running time of 14:34.00. Following her were sophomore Ashley Flores with a running time of 14:37.00, sophomore Janel Campbell, 14:39.00, and Krezonoski’s twin, Kim who finished with 14:42.00. The Krezonoskis come from Thunder Bay, Ontario but are adapting well to the heat and their teammates as well. Freshman Sara Cuba (15:04.00), Junior Heather Owens (15:40:00) and Senior Lind-
sey Pate (15:50.00) finished 6th, 12th, and 16th respectively for MSU. The actuality that MSU had three freshmen runners in the top six depicts brilliance as well as athleticism in the current squad. Other MSU contenders were junior Melody Caldwell (16:03.00), sophomore Cara Mack (17:01.00), freshmen Erin Willeford (17:55.00), Erin Dombkowski (18:13.00) and Ashley Mims (19:06.00) came 21st, 33rd, 41st, 42nd and 44th respectively. “I am really excited,” Styles said. “This is a great way to start the season.” The Mustangs’ next meet is the Cameron Invitational at Lawton, Oklahoma Sept. 10.
scoring within 5 minutes of play. Sophomore Emily Saville took advantage of a defensive flaw by the Bulldogs and gave the Mustangs the lead. But the Bulldogs were able to strike back and tie the game eight minutes later. MSU was whistled after an infringement in the box and Jaclyn Schuman converted the penalty. “Both teams played really well, being the first for each side,” said Women’s Soccer Coach Jeff Trimble. The Mustangs didn’t let up, playing a strong defense game. They pushed forward in their offense and were re-
warded with the winning goal in the 32nd minute. Senior Lindsay Pritchard made a run down-field then lobbed a pass to Kelsey Hill who finished the winning play. All the scoring took place in the first half. The girls played defensively in the second half to maintain the lead. Goal Keeper Mallory made important saves and did a good job communicating with the back line. The back line was strong and the four defenders did really well, said Trimble. The women were able to prevent Truman players from pushing forward and scoring another
Freshman Sara Cuba leads as MSU Cross Country dominated four school last Thursday Photo by Courtney Bingham
Lady Mustangs sweep Truman State in opener DAMIAN ATAMENWAN SPORTS EDITOR The MSU Mustangs trampled on the Truman Bulldogs in a phenomenal game that ended 2-1 Friday afternoon at the Nebraska-Omaha soccer field. Midwestern State’s victory against Truman marked the former’s fifth seasonal opening victory within the past six years. Truman State, who eliminated MSU from the NCAA Division II tournament, was in for a surprise from the Lady Mustangs. MSU was able to open the
goal, to tie the game a second Hannah Hofmann time. Central mid-fielders Hanna Staley and Maddie Fraser impressed their coach as they did a great job leading the defence. Trimble said the team came close to scoring another goal within the last 15 minutes. “This game really does impact the season,” Trimble said. “A win against one of the top teams is a good start.” He said there was still room for improvement and the team can always play harder and better. MSU plays Southwest Baptist this Thursday, 8 p.m., at File photo from Fall 2010: Women’s soccer against East Central the MSU soccer field. University.
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