TV YOU’VE GOTTA SEE: New seasons of last-season hits like Glee and Grey’s go toe-to-toe with new fall shows
Wednesday n September 22, 2010
MUSTANGS BRING IT HOME: Football team dominates in home opener, crushing the Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs 46-9
Fall enrollment sees 1.3% increase MSU’s fall enrollment is the second highest in school history, and students have signed up for more hours than last spring. This semester’s total enrollment is 6,426 students, up 1.3 percent over last year’s 6,343 student enrollment. Students are taking heavier course loads as well. Across the university, students are taking a total of 75,257 hours this semester, a 2 percent increase from last year. The first time freshmen population increased, and the junior and senior classes saw a jump in enrollment as well. These figures were part of a report submitted by MSU to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the 20th day of classes.
mand this semester, and the colleges of business and engineering drew in more students. Clark said the economic recession is at least partially responsible for bringing more students to MSU and other colleges and universities. The 6,426 new faces are welcome, but making sure all students have access to ad6,341 6,279 equate services can be tricky. “An increase in enrollment means 6,093 6,042 6,027 more revenue (for the university), but you have to be able to provide the academic services (they) need,” Clark said. “It is going to take very careful planning. There might be programs Dr. Robert Clark , Vice President we would have had problems getting that need additional faculty, or some of Institutional Effectiveness, said the kids into all of the classes they need,” that need to be cut. Those kinds of university would like to see similar Clark said. “Things were tight for a decisions are going to have to be increases in enrollment every year. while in registration (this semester), made. That planning will be going on “We went up 83 students in enroll- but it worked out.” ment from last year,” Clark said. “If it The Health Sciences and Human See ENROLLMENT on page 3 would have been a whole lot larger, Services program was in greater de-
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Brittney Cottingham Features Editor
your university n your voice
MSU alumnus James Hall, editor of Bass Master Magazine, poses with the man who holds the record for catching the world’s largest largemouth bass, Manabu Kurita. Hall told Kurita’s story during a lecture Friday at MSU. (Photo courtesy)
MSU alumnus recounts one fisherman’s big catch Chris Collins Managing Editor The day Manabu Kurita caught the world’s biggest known largemouth bass, he went bankrupt. Though he’s now hailed by some as the new champion of bass fishing, his fame has come at a cost. James Hall, MSU alum and editor of Bass Master magazine, who fished with Kurita for 10 days in Japan this year, visited MSU Friday to tell his bittersweet tale. He described Kurita as a bachelor who lives in a small apartment in Aichi, Japan, with little income. Despite his burst of fame, Kurita’s now in debt as deep as the waters he fishes in. “This year was somewhat epic as far as bass fishing for a whole lot of reasons,” Hall said. “But mainly it was because some guy broke a record that we never thought would be broken. In a place we never thought it could be broken in.” The last world record largemouth bass, caught by American George W. Perry in 1932, weighed 22 pounds and four ounces. Kurita’s catch was 22
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Food, fun, fitness
Wellness Center hosts semester kickoff party at Sikes Lake Chris Collins Managing Editor Muscle, music and mustard. The Wellness Center’s Fall 2010 Kickoff was a huge success this year, said Randy Canivel, assistant director of the Wellness Center. About 1,400 students participated in the event that offered a multitude of exercise classes, a live band and a cookout. Wellness Center administration and staff, along with the Kiowa Kooks and Danny Ahern at the Iron Horse Pub helped put the event together. “It was a great collective effort,” Canivel said. This is the third time the Kickoff has been thrown at MSU, but the turnout this year dwarfed the expected 800 – 900 students. Canivel attributes the large attendance numbers to better marketing and word-of-mouth.
Club Crush (Photo courtesy)
Downtown club turns up pulse Brittney Cottingham Features Editor
(Top) The Devon Williams Band performed last Tuesday at the Wellness Center’s Fall 2010 Kickoff. (Above) The Kiowa Kooks provided burgers and fries for about 1,400 students. (Photos by Chris Collins)
Campus losing track of the Times Brittany Walsh for The Wichitan
Haven’t caught up on your news lately? Well, you might want to do that, and soon. Beginning spring semester of 2011, MSU will end its four-year distribution of The New York Times on campus. The program, which is overseen by a group of professors known as the American Democracy Project, was originally set to end at the end of September. However, due to negotiations between the school and the Times, the paper will remain until the end of fall semester.
The decision to cut the program came just days before the beginning of the new semester. The delivery service, which brings the papers from Dallas, informed MSU of significant changes in their pricing agreements. These changes include an increase in the required amount of papers purchased from 200 to 300 per day, a $.20 increase in price per paper, and the discontinuation of a credit back program for unused papers. All of these variables put together would cost the school $22,000 in comparison with the average $4,000 it has cost MSU in previous years.
With the original budget of $4,050, the school would only be able to afford the papers until the end of this month. However, the New York Times agreed to continue the credit back program for the remainder of the semester. This allows MSU to receive a full credit for each unread newspaper the delivery company picks back up, usually about 50 per day. Some students are disappointed to see the paper go. Sophomore Samantha Barea said she is especially saddened to hear of the planned discontinu-
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In March, a valet rope and red carpet welcomed students to a nightlife that this town has never seen before. Nearly 500 people attended Club Crush’s grand opening. Six months later, MSU students continue to enjoy the club’s Dallas-style atmosphere, theme parties and live performances by local artists. Club Crush’s operating manager Brad Hawkins has had to contend with scandal surrounding a recent shooting near the downtown club, but is still hopeful that the establishment can help give downtown Wichita Falls a pulse. “When Crush first opened, my friends and I were positive that it would be around for about two months,” junior Seth Couch said. “Clubs here in Wichita last about a month or so and then they slowly fade away. By now, people my age don’t get too excited about when a new club opens because it’s always a let down.” Crush is almost 8,000 square feet and boasts a
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campusvoice nour view
Goldie’s bringing home the bacon
Fall is here and graduation is starting to appear on the horizon for some. While the past couple of years may have been tough academically and financially, it’s almost over. Filing for graduation is now a must for any senior who plans on graduating next May. Yes, fees may have gone up a little here and there, and tuition might be cutting into a person’s wallet but we’ll somehow survive. We’ll even weather the fee we must pay in order to graduate, although it makes one wonder what all the paying for the classes was about. But it is no longer a worry. We’re almost at the finish line. Midwestern couldn’t possibly ask for any more money, could it? Enter Goldie the Pig. Goldie’s not your typical mobster, more of a seducer than a strongman. The story is the same as one you
might hear on the street of any major city: “Did you know there’s a gap between the actual cost of an MSU education and what state assistance and your tuition provide?” For those who don’t know, Goldie the Pig is a virtual piggy bank emailed to all seniors at MSU, asking for more money. What other university would have such a large gap in its budget between state assistance and tuition that they’d rely on e-mailing a picture of a piggy bank to students and ask them for more money? The e-mail even contains this line “As a SENIOR [emphasis original], you might bristle at being asked to give back to MSU, since you already pay close to $6,000 a year in tuition.” Well, yeah. The five bucks that Goldie’s asking for aren’t that much, but the pig has got no sense of tact. The uni-
versity’s raising tuition and fees left and right and it seems pretty senseless to ask the people who have put the most time and money into the university for still more. It’s nice that Goldie wants the funds to go to a scholarship endowment instead of a park bench. Goldie’s “little change” can make much more of a difference for future students than a chair or a tree, however nice they might be. Seniors have already spent approximately $25,000 at MSU, not to mention a fee just to graduate. Seniors soon will also have the daunting task of paying back student loans. The “Goldie Fee” is probably only a board meeting away from becoming permanent anyway, so it’s not too big of a deal. Goldie, hog that she is, just needs to work on her sense of timing.
September 22, 2010
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Education failures result from apathy
Endure those who do not tolerate nSocietal Floss
“Diversity” is one of those buzz words that everybody seems to use. Right next to “tolerance,” diversity is one of those things that everybody seems to want to achieve simply because it is now politically correct. Diversity has been lauded as a virtue that any institution or organization should aggressively strive to achieve. Midwestern State even has its own Office of Multicultural Services that serves to “highlight our rich cultural diversity.” The quest to promote multiple cultural traditions and customs in an effort to enrich the respective cultures is a noble goal, one that very few people would not get behind. The reason for the symbiotic relationship between tolerance and diversity is fairly obvious – if you do not tolerate different things then diversity cannot occur. It was Simon Wiesenthal, hunter of Nazis, who took it an accurate step further and stated “tolerance and human rights require each other.” That’s probably why diversity has become such a politically correct issue in recent years. If you want to protect the rights of people who are different from you, you need to tolerate their differences, even if you do not necessarily understand or agree
Cameron Shaffer Opinion Editor with those differences. While human rights might seem a trite topic, it is important to note that speech and protesting are also rights that should be tolerated, even if the content is something to be disagreed with. It seems to be that the trend of labeling anyone who disagrees with a minority group’s actions as “intolerant” is becoming increasingly more fashionable. For instance, on Sept. 10 some of the advertisements on the discussion about the New York City mosque had pictures of the Twin Towers burning in the background with the question “Islamophobia?” prominently in front. What is truly relevant
about that advertisement is not that Americans may nor may not irrationally fear Muslims, but that it had already been decided that anyone who did not think that the mosque should be built was intolerant. The zeitgeist of the times is to accuse anyone who does not go along with any particular minority group’s demands or wants as being intolerant. To oppose homosexual marriage is to be homophobic. To want an increase in border security and to enforce American immigration law is to fear other cultures and to hate anyone from Latin America. When diversity is king, diversity is more of a reason than reason itself. Until the past couple of years no one would consider punishing a person for his beliefs, no matter how crass or depraved they seemed. In order to ensure that toleration is secure, hate crimes now add to a person’s criminal sentence because they are motivated by what the authorities deem as intolerant or hateful. Somewhere a wrong turn was taken in the defense of human rights, the principle goal of toleration. Suddenly, to think or say something that is perceived
or deemed intolerant is not to be tolerated. Whether that intolerance of lack of tolerance is dealt with in a courtroom or by cultural pressure seems a matter of semantics at this point. You have to wonder what the man who said “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” would think of what’s going on today. It is a shame that society has a kneejerk reaction to anyone condemning anything associated with a minority group, rather than to evaluate the situation based upon character and reason. As a wise man once told me, true diversity is diversity of thought. To engage a person who does not necessarily think illegal immigrants should not be granted amnesty or that mosques should not be built in a certain proximity to Ground Zero and listen to their ideas would be far better than to label that person as intolerant and anti-diversity. Fortunately, we have a university and multicultural office that promotes that kind of engagement. We should take advantage of it.
Parents no lonForget about ger ask what their the journey; children learned we’ve got a destiin school. Instead, nation to reach. they ask: “What That attitude did you make?” starts in KinderInstilling knowlgarten. Learning edge has ceased has taken the to be the end goal backseat to the of education. The academic botclassroom is just tom line: grades, another bus stop GPAs, and stanon the way to the dardized tests. American Dream Thomas L. – a high-paying Friedman disjob with a Mcsected the shortBrittany Norman Mansion on the comings of the Editor-in-chief side. U.S. education Grade inflation system in his Sept. 11 column in The New York has ensured that nothing less Times. The blame, he said, should than an ‘A’ is acceptable. Due to not fall on teachers. The educa- grade inflation, ‘A’ can stand for tion system’s failures – rising average. A ‘B’ can knock students drop-out rates, faulty test scores, out of the top 10 percent of their absenteeism – aren’t a result of a high school classes. A ‘C’ means faulty system. The real culprit is a it’s time for mom and dad to call the school and complain. Some national epidemic of apathy. Too often, students coast parents have even sued to coerce through school exerting mini- a teacher into rescinding a failing mal effort. The most passionate, grade. So why should students work skilled teacher in the world can’t inspire a student to put forth harder? They’ve been conditioned to expect that a failing grade more than minimal effort. Why bother with an educa- means a chance for a do-over, that tion at all? Students who were studying is optional because the disinterested in K-12 are enroll- almighty standardized tests are ing in college at an unprecedent- based more on common knowled rate, extending their academic edge than fact, and that someone sentences though they lack the will always be close behind to put desire to actually learn anything. the pieces back together again if Higher education isn’t the goal, they make a wrong turn. College means giving up that it’s a means to an end. What do students want? More comfortable environment and money. A college degree is sup- shouldering at least a little bit posed to open doors to better of responsibility, and students jobs with bigger salaries. Grades raised on effortless ‘straight-A’ in high school mattered because report cards and acclimated to a 4.0+ can punch a ticket to col- life with a parental safety net lege. In college, big-number safely attached aren’t prepared GPAs make students (in theory) for the burden. We’re lazy, and maybe it isn’t more attractive to big-money our fault. After all, we have grown employers. The problem with college lies up in a culture where you can get in the lag time between effort something for nothing and daily and reward. Instant gratification life in and out of the classroom is the name of the game, and cultivates an often legitimate with fewer and fewer students sense of entitlement. Everyone graduating in four years (or five, got a gold star regardless of effort, or six), the plan to get in, get a but college students realize those degree and get rich quick hits a stickers have lost their shine. At the end of the day, it doesn’t roadblock. Hard work is involved (at least in theory) in higher edu- matter who is guilty of selling cation, and universities exist in a false hopes, inflated grades and world where parental influence is worthless gold stars. There’s no minimal. Parents play a critical quick fix and no easy answer. We have to solve this problem role in the pre-college educations of American students, and par- on our own. If we don’t take reents are just as obsessed with the sponsibility, who will? end result as their children.
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Tennis for tots
n today: Exploring the World of Art Bus Tour at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art at 8 a.m.
Midwestern tennis players serve up smiles to local grade schoolers
MSU tennis players are impacting the community by teaching elementary-aged kids from The Boys and Girls Club of America’s after-school programs how to play tennis. Most of these children had never held a tennis racket before they joined up with the Mustangs
n tHURSDAY: Athletic Luncheon at the Wichita falls Museum of Art at MSU at noon Volleyball Professor Appreciation Night in D.L. Ligon Coliseum at 7 p.m.
Monday afternoon. The players plan to invite the kids back to the court every other week. Head Coach Scott Linn hopes activities like this one will help the team positively impact the community. (Photos by Brittany Norman)
Student Success Series: Drunk Sex or Date Rape in CSC Comache at 8 p.m. n tuesday: One Man Play: Incognito in CSC Comanche at 7 p.m. ENROLLMENT.................................... ......................continued from page 1 over the next year.” Clark said enrollment for Fall 2011 might not see as great an increase because more selective admissions standards are in the works. He said applicants’ SAT and ACT scores will be emphasized, as well as high school class rank. TIMES...........................................................................................................................................continued from page 1 When MSU last strengthened admissions stanColleges and Universities, of which on a downward slope for a while; Whatever the outcome the New dards in 2006, enrollment fell in the following se- ation. “I read the New York Times every MSU is a member. therefore, he is not all too surprised York Times may eventually see, mesters. Clark is confident, however, that enrollday,” Barea said. “When you’re a busy The goal of the program is to “into hear about the new price increases students know that its time here at ment will continue to increase every year. He said college student who is always on the still a greater intellectual understandfrom the Times. The professor of poMidwestern is up. the Spirit Days program and the admissions staff go, it’s nice to be able to just pick one ing and commitment to participate litical science said he estimates that Asked about the possibility of deserve a lot of the credit. up and catch up on what’s going on in the civic life of the United States,” the Times will stop printing entirely eventually bringing the program “I think MSU’s name is getting out there more in the world.” both in the classroom, and out of it. by the year 2015. back, Preda shook his head. “Proband more each year,” Clark said. “We have a repuThe New York Times Program Last year’s chair of the America He may be correct. The chairman ably not,” he said. tation of being an excellent, small00 public liberal He said the future of the printed arts university. We’re really different than any other was originally brought here in con- Democracy Project, Dr. Michael Pre- and publisher of the New York Times, junction with the American Democda, said he is disappointed to see the Arthur Sulzberger Jr., announced on paper is looking bleak. The next proinstitution in this part of the state. When (new sturacy Program by a group known as program go. However, Preda noted Sept. 9 that the Times will eventually gram students may see will most dents) come here for a tour, we have a great chance the American Association of State that the newspaper industry has been have to stop printing. likely be online and not in hand. of them ending up here.”
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Kid fishing program nurtures in nature Chris Collins Managing Editor
The fishers at Sikes Lake were small, but the fish were monsters. At least they were to the kids who were fishing Tuesday, ages 6 to 10. As part of the fifth annual Kid Fishing event at MSU, they were learning to bait, cast and catch. Their prey: big, corn-fed catfish. “Some kids grow up in an urban environment and they don’t get a chance to fish,” said Jesse Ibarra, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department technician for the Dundee State Fish Hatchery. “Sikes Lake has good access and its centrally located.” The young fishers didn’t suffer from
lack of experience: in 30 minutes last week, they caught about 10 fish. “Kids need to have a connection with the outdoors,” said Texas Master Naturalist Laurie Hall. “It inspires an interest in nature and it helps them learn.” Children and parents attended the Kid Fishing event for three Tuesdays in September. Tuesday was the last meeting. Attendance is limited to 20 kids to make sure that every child is given the necessary attention during the event. “Fishing is a gateway activity,” said Mark Howell, a TPWD biologist. “The ultimate goal is to get kids enthused about the outdoors.”
Kids learned basic fishing techniques for three days in September as part of the Kid Fishing event at Sikes Lake. (Photos by Chris Collins)
CRUSH.......................................................................................................................................................................continued from page 1 large dance floor and main bar, cages with Go-Go dancers, a DJ, gold-framed mirrors, velvet curtains and bottle service. Hawkins and his management team created this design from the bottom up between November 2009 and March 2010. The goal was to design a club built for theme parties. Couch compared it to Wichita Falls’ version of Studio 54. “My jaw automatically dropped when I walked in the door,” Couch said. “In Wichita, we’ve never had anything this nice before. It was like my friends and I walked into a New York night club.” Hawkins said the club is still going strong. He has managed nightclubs in Los Angeles and Dallas but was a little wary of the unknown market in Wichita Falls. Even though he knew he had something that nobody else in town had to offer, he still wasn’t sure who would be standing in line opening night. “In this town, the college and the military are a huge percentage of our demographic,” Hawkins said. “We’ve maintained a pretty good reputation through around June, right through the end of the last class that graduated.” As students went home for the summer, the club was tested due to the lack of people in town. Hawkins had to start from scratch and attract a whole new audience and cut back on his staff. During that time period, he realized how important the college and military crowd is to his business. “We lost 60 or 70 percent of our people when college went to summer break and the military crowd switched their phase,” Hawkins said. “Coming out of that three-month period, I know who my crowd is and I know I need to take care of that crowd and throw theme parties so (the club is) a destination.” That notion of wanting to be a destination and not just a bar has kept the competition between Crush and the other college hot spots going, but Hawkins refuses to compete in a way that lowers the values of his establishment. “I couldn’t go as low as 50 cent drinks [on Thursday nights] because I know that we have competition out there that does that,” Hawkins said. “I’m not going to compete with the Joneses to the point where we are giving away alcohol. I have to set a standard for what we will do and what we won’t go below. I consider more about the longevity of the club than getting quick cash.” Customer service is Hawkins’ key objective when it comes to Crush. Couch has been to numerous nightclubs in
September 22, 2010
the Dallas metroplex and said that Crush is very close to what he has seen in other downtown clubs. “Dallas has an incredible nightlife, but Crush has a lot of the same elements that I love about Dallas clubs that weren’t in Wichita Falls at all until now,” Couch said. “But since it’s in the same location as where The End Zone used to be, I was a little hesitant at first.” Before Crush accompanied its location on the 800 block of Indiana St., it belonged to the End Zone. On New Year’s Day 2009, a man was shot Club Crush (Photo courtesy) and killed in front shows up saying, ‘There is a shootout at of The End Zone. Hawkins knew the Crush.’ That’s not what happened.” reputation that could come along with “The way people are going to hear taking over the storefront downtown, it is a shooting associated with Crush. but decided to take the risk. Then, moms and dads get concerned “I am a big believer that every town about their kids coming down here, and should have a downtown that they are the generals over at the air force base proud of,” Hawkins said. “It’s a shame don’t want their guys here. (The shootthat in Dallas, they have a thriving ing) had nothing to do with us. It was downtown area, and then I came here somebody else and their drama and it and downtown is a ghost town.” ended up two parking lots away.” But downtown Wichita Falls is often Hawkins ensures that safety is at the the setting for crimes, and Crush had its top of his priorities, especially since the own close encounter with violence. April 20th homicide at Toby’s Bar. He On August 8th, junior Shirley Joseph said the club’s check-in procedures are was spending a night at Crush with strictly enforced, so much that he befriends. Just as she was about to leave, lieves people will think twice before she heard commotion around the club stepping in line with a weapon. They that there was a shooting outside. even offer security guards to escort peo“I’ve heard things about downtown ple to their cars at the end of the night. before,” Joseph said. “I’m sure a lot of “There is no way to guarantee safety,” people have, but you never think some- Hawkins said. “Our main thing is to thing like that would happen when minimize the risk. So on the weekends, you’re out. It was really traumatizing at I beef up our staff. I’ve got the biggest first.” guys in town [for security]. I am conThe next morning, headlines read, cerned for my costumers and I am con“Shooting at Club Crush,” a claim cerned for my staff. I have to make sure Hawkins disputes. He said the shoot- everyone is safe in here.” ing was two parking lots away from his Hawkins said his staff takes every club’s location. procedure to make sure downtown is “The whole thing started in the park- as safe as possible, and he believes Club ing lot,” Hawkins said. “So the next thing Crush is the safest venue out of any I know, police throw up the do not cross other bar in town. sign and they are doing a full criminal “If there are new (students) coming investigation outside. The news team in and they’ve never been here, and the
reason why they don’t come is because they hear it is unsafe, then obviously I haven’t done enough on my end to let them know that it is,” Hawkins said. “It’s safe to come downtown. It isn’t as bad as everyone says. All I want them to do is come by and judge for themselves.” A pizza by the slice restaurant is one of numerous other projects Hawkins is working on in hopes of altering downtown’s image. With roughly 5,000 people working downtown, Hawkins says that workers shouldn’t have to drive to the expressway for a quick bite to eat. “We had to establish ourselves with the club first,” Hawkins said. “But [downtown] needs a pulse. So this is something that we wanted to start with. We have other plans for restaurants and other boutique places that we want to do downtown. I want to try and build it up.” As part of that buildup, Club Crush has prepared theme parties for every Friday in September and October to kick off the new semester. “I think when people come here and check it out for the first time, they will leave knowing why people come downtown,” Hawkins said. “If they don’t know anything about Crush, they obviously haven’t been inside to experience it.”
pounds five ounces. Even though Kurita’s catch was one ounce heavier than Perry’s, the International Game Fish Association declared it a tie. It’s considered a tie because the new record has to beat the old one by two ounces, not one. Kurita landed the fish on July 5, 2009. It would be six months later, on Jan. 8, 2010, that his fish was certified as a tie for the record. Meanwhile, Kurita’s critics accused him of breaking the rules by angling in a no-fishing zone. While the IGFA was deliberating about the catch, Hall flew into Aichi to, as he said, “pick Kurita’s brain.” He wanted to know how bass were growing so large in Japan. Especially since the government considered them an invasive species and has been trying to eradicate them. “The politicians who are planning to eliminate bass accidentally made the best bass fishery in the world,” Hall said. The nets the government set up to trap bass were too small to catch the monsters, so the biggest fish got even bigger. “If you catch a largemouth bass in Japan, you have to kill it,” Hall said. “No catch and release.” Game officials can issue a $5,000 ticket for releasing one back into the wild. Hall said the standard American attitude toward the sport is to never kill a bass. About a month before he caught the monster fish, Kurita’s lucky rod was sucked down to the bottom of a 40foot lake. The pole, a $1,000 Shimano setup, resurfaced two weeks later. It was hooked to the mouth of a 14-pound bass floating dead in the water. “There was a line coming out of his mouth,” Hall said. “We pulled the line up and it was, lo and behold, his lucky rod and reel.” Two weeks later he used the same pole to snag the biggest bass in the world. But Kurita didn’t just stumble across the behemoth. He had been hunting it, like Ahab after Moby Dick. “He would take his boat out there and rev up the engine four or five times. There were these baitfish he bought monthly and he would just dump them in the water where he had seen some decent fish,” Hall said. “The bass would come out and chomp the fish down.” After that, Kurita didn’t even fish the area where he had dumped the bait. He would just leave, having given the bass an easy meal for seemingly no purpose. But Hall said there was a method to his madness. “Every week it was the same thing,” he said. “He would drive his boat out there, rev the engine, dump the fish and just leave.” But one day, when he didn’t even have any baitfish, Kurita took the boat out to the place he had been feeding the bass – some of the biggest in the world. He revved his engine and caught the record-breaker five minutes later. Altogether the bait Kurita used cost him about $30,000 over time, he told Hall. That’s a steep price to pay for someone who ekes out a living changing tires on cars. He said he sometimes even spends $350 for special, handmade bait. The expensive bait he uses, paired with docking and fishing fees that can total $500 a day, has ruined Kurita economically. Currently he’s trying to sell a mount of the record fish’s skin for $100,000. “It’s just sitting in the corner of his small apartment collecting dust,” Hall said. “He said it haunts him.” Kurita said the mount haunts him because he got so close to breaking the world record without actually breaking it (as far as the IGFA are concerned). Hall said it’s startling how expensive fishing is in Japan. “I was going to fish with Kurita and he said, ‘Can you pay us for the interview?,’ and I’m like, ‘Well, no. That’s not the way it works in America. Usually people like the attention.’” Kurita talked Hall into paying for the fishing trips, something he far underestimated the cost of. After paying for Kurita’s gas, lake fees, tolls, a hotel and a small meal from McDonald’s, Hall had a much lighter wallet.
September 22, 2010
How to get a job *
Brittney Cottingham Features Editor It’s another week without a job for sophomore Alexandria Baker. The stack of job applications are overflowing on her coffee table and her Internet browser is opened with four online job applications waiting to be filled out. Baker has applied for on-
campus jobs, retail, restaurants, banks, law and doctor offices, hotel chains and even in her own field of nursing with no results. “I am beginning to feel like I will never get a job while I am in school,” Baker said. “It seems like because of the economy that business owners aren’t hiring as many people,
Before the job...
or businesses where I could work are closing down. I hate to blame everything on the recession and the economy so I will keep trying and trying until I get a yes.” Linda Noble, an employer services representative at Wichita Falls Workforce Solution, said the unemployment rate in Wichita Falls was re-
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ported at 8.2 percent in July 2010. That is 1.4 percent lower that the national unemployment rate. Applying for a job has now become an art. The perfect resume, the right outfit, and an unforgettable interview are just some of the things students have to think about while looking for a job.
Baker said she would much rather work in nursing than any other jobs that are geared toward college students. “I have been trying to look for a job for almost six months now,” Baker said. “I would like to find a job in nursing, which is my major. I’d feel like I was wasting my time if I did any-
thing else. That seems like a far fetch goal. It is so hard to find a job in this town that doesn’t require flipping burgers or putting groceries into a brown paper bag.” Below are steps to make the job hunt a little bit easier, courtesy of the Career Management Center.
Apply for a position...
Paper vs. Electronic Applications
Develop a resume Basic Resume Content Areas: Objective, Education, Skills, Experience Honors/Awards and Activities •Schedule a Resume Critique with the Career Management Center •Most employers spend less than 30 seconds initially reviewing your resume •Stress your accomplishments, not your responsibilities •Focus on the information that will get you the job (highlight transferable skills).
• Never use your phone to complete an electronic application. • Complete all employment applications in a distraction-free area. • Always be neat and legible. • For paper applications, make copies of the actual document. Then, practice on your copied versions prior to submitting the “real thing.” • Never state “See resume” on an application.
During the interview...
Common Interview Questions 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. What are your strengths? 3. What are your weaknesses? 4. What is your approach to handling deadlines? 5. Why are you interested in this position? 6. Why should we hire you? 7. What questions do you have?
Be positive. Don’t lie. Maintain eye contact. Avoid one word answers. Keep it professional.
After the interview... Send a handwritten thank you note immediately. Follow up if the established amount of time has passed regarding the hiring decision. Never follow up prior to the time frame established by the employer.
Before the interview...
Time to Prepare • Schedule a mock interview with the CMC. • Dress professionally. This is the time to shine. • Avoid wearing too much perfume and excessive jewelry. • Research the company and prepare three to five questions to ask them. • Turn your cell phone off. • Practice your handshake and your eye contact. • Place your resume in a solid color portfolio. (You get one FREE with a mock interview with the CMC).
Contact the Career Management Center! Clark Student Center - Room 108 Phone: (940) 397 – HIRE (4473) email@example.com www.MustangsHIRE.org www.mwsu.edu/career
Well done! Your choices are now to either accept or decline the offer. Carefully weigh the offer and your options. It is best to convey your answer both verbally and in writing.
Not offered employment... • Remain positive! • Get right back out there and keep applying! • Note: It is taking an average of 30 weeks for jobseekers to obtain employment.
What to do next...
Evaluate the process (assess both on your own as well as obtain feedback from the employer) to see if there are any components of your job search (resume or interview) that you could/need to improve upon moving forward.
Facebook: Midwestern State University Career Management Center Twitter: MSU_CMC
Mark Your Calendar Resumania Day I - 10/18/10 - 1:00 PM - CSC Wichita I &II 10/19/10 10/20/10 - 10:00 AM CMC Staff will be on hand to help you with your resume development needs. Bring a copy of your resume! MSU Career Expo - 10/22/10 - 10:00 AM - D.L. Ligon Coliseum Education Career Fair - 10/22/10 - 10:00 AM - Student Center Teaching opportunities will be plentiful with several school districts in attendance to discuss their opportunities with you. Bring plenty of resumes and dress professionally.
September 22, 2010
El Diablo serves up mild flavor Lauren Wood Entertainment Editor If you are familiar with burrito staples such as Chipotle and Freebirds, the new burrito joint in town is similar in how the burrito is made but not how it tastes. El Diablo Burrito is located off of Kell West by Cheddars and recently opened this summer. With a name meaning, “the devil”, one would think the burritos would live up to the extreme name. But unfortunately, bland flavor and lack of spice was what was found. At El Diablo, you start at the beginning of the line and embark on the burrito making process: Step 1: Choose your tortilla — white flour or red chipotle roja. Step 2: Choose your meat, from traditional taco meat, barbacoa, carnitas, shredded chicken, grilled beef or chicken fajitas. Step 3: Pick a bean. There are red pintos or black beans and refried to choose from. Step 4: Layer on your rice. El Diablo offers a fresh cilantro-and– lime steamed rice as well as the traditional Spanish- style rice. Step 5: Choose your vegetables. There are many to choose from. You can also try the guacamole, which is made fresh daily. So you’ve finally reached the end of the line where you pay and choose a drink if you wish. But you can also decide if you’ll have chips and hot sauce with your meal. They’re not free, but it’s a chips-and-hot sauce buffet, so you can eat as many as you want. A bottomless bowl of chips and all the hot sauce you can eat is $1.29, which is for your table, not per person. The restaurant also carries nachos, soups and has a “Little Devils” menu for children 12 and under. Bottled beer and draw beer are available to those of age. Overall the burrito is not horrible, but lacks the bite establishments like Chipotle and Freebirds offers. But you also have to try the place a few times to figure out what combination of meat, veggies and hot sauces you like best on your burrito. El Diablo is open Tuesday thru Sunday, 11:00 am - 10:00 pm and is closed Monday. El Diablo Burrito serves nachos, quesadillas, and burritos. To find El Diablo, head west on Kell and exit on McNiel. You’ll find El Diablo in the second Fountain Park Village building right past Fountain Park Car Wash. (Photos by: Kassie Bruton)
nMusic Excursion: AN ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN
Music doesn’t always need lyrics Music has been around since the biblical days. Some of the best poetry and music ever written were ballads to the gods in ancient Greece or praises to Yahweh in the book of Psalms. Today, some of the best music is about a great lover or a new found faith or some problem everyone struggles to get through. Since the dawning of time, lyrics have been a way for fans of music to connect to an artist or band and feel a sense of oneness with a song. Some of today’s best music is lyrically driven. On, the other hand, some of today’s’ best music has no lyrics at all. Yes, we are venturing into the world of instrumental bands this week (and one band that sings in their own made up language). The downside to instrumental bands is that you can’t sing along to them (except for that band that sings in their own language, but even then, it’s a struggle). The freedom of instrumental bands is that the music can make you feel whatever you want it to make you feel. First, let’s talk about this
Josh Hoggard For the Wichitan band I keep mentioning that sings in their own language. The Icelandic quartet Sigur Ros has quickly made a big name for themselves in America. Basically, there are no restraints on this band. Whatever they want to do, they do, including making up their own language and singing with it on some songs. They call it Hopelandic, and their wish for this is that the listener would interpose their meaning into the song. It may seem like gibberish, but in using Hopelandic, the voice becomes like an extra instrument, and the listener can feel whatever he or she wants to feel.
Besides Hopelandic, this band offers extreme innovation. From glockenspiels and bells in one song, to playing a guitar with a violin bow, from an old timey piano, and hands clapping, to using old records, there is nothing this band won’t try. Their music ventures from a percussive and acoustically driven “Gobbledigook,” to a 9-minute build up of “Festival,” to a song you can’t help but smile to, “Inni mer syngur vitleysingur (Within Me, A Lunatic Sings).” Into the world of no words, we go. Austin’s Explosions in the Sky has been a big name in the indie community for a while now. Every fan of the film “Friday Night Lights” will recognize this band when they hear them. If you’ve ever thought instrumental bands can’t have a distinct sound, think again. This band creates a sound for themselves that is unlike any other. A similar band with more dynamic changes is This Will Destroy You. Either one of these bands is a great pick for instrumental bands. Next week, we venture into the world of the chill.
Stone deserves an ‘A’ in acting Lauren Wood Entertainment Editor
in the televisions series “Medium,” “Malcolm in Emma Stone’s acting ability the Middle” and “Lucky Louie”. deserves an ‘A’ Emma Stone breaks out in In 2007 she had a “Easy A” after comedic turns in regular role on the “Superbad,” “The House Bunny” Fox drama “Drive,” but the series was and “Zombieland.” In “Easy A,” Stone stars as cancelled. “Easy A” is Olive Penderghast, who turns from a clean-cut good student to Stone’s first leading the promiscuous school slut with role. The cast a white lie about sleeping with a also includes the community-college boy. Now her talented Amanda a high school has dubbed her the Bynes(“What Wants”), Hester Prynne of her era and she Girl Kudrow uses her newfound popularity to Lisa (“Friends”) her advantage. This red-haired starlet made and even the her feature film debut in the prestigious actor, Tucci 2007 hit, “Superbad” as the love Stanley interest of lead character Seth, (“The Devil Wears played by Jonah Hill. She has Prada”). She has since made a name for herself in some chemistry with Penn Badgley the comedy film circuit. She starred in “The House (“Gossip Girl”), Bunny” opposite Anna Farris as though not a a geeky sorority girl who is trying major part of the to save her sorority house but film, he brings out stay true to herself. Stone gets a fun, sweet side of “sexified,” showing off her slim Stone. S t o n e ’ s body and big blue-green eyes. Above: Emma Stone wears an “A” in her Just last year Stone paired up character divides new movie “Easy A.” Below: Stone and Abiwith child star Abigail Breslin the strictly moral gail Breslin starred as sisters in “Zombieand in “Zombieland”, wowing students land.” (Photo Courtesy) audiences with her wit, brains teachers against and ability to look sexy while the liberals in the Stone is stepping out of her school. It’s like “Saved” met “The killing zombies. usual comedic roles for a more Before her film career, Stone Scarlet Letter” in this romantic dramatic role in an adaptation launched her career in television comedy. of Kathryn Sotckett’s novel “The Stone is to star in “Crazy, after scoring the role of Laurie Help,” which is a period piece Partridge on “In Search of the Stupid, Love” alongside Steve set in Jackson, Mississippi in the New Partridge Family” in 2004. Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan 1960s. The VH1 talent competition Gosling and Marisa Tomei. It Stone has worked hard to reality show quickly diminished is expected to release in April of make a name for herself and with but Stone also had appearances 2011. “Easy A,” she has succeeded.
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Must-watch Fall TV shows Lauren Wood Entertainment Editor
and this award-winning series hit off its third season on Fox. There will be even more comedic comments from Sue Sylvester, more slushie facials and more amazing and talented performances Fall television has been kicking off with new seasons and series from the Glee Club. This season will also include guest appearances by comedy icon these past few weeks. This, week new shows such as “Hawaii Five-O” and “Outsourced” Carol Burnett, pop superstar Britney Spears, actor John Stamos, Broadway sensation Cheyenne Jackson and many more. premiere along with old shows “CSI” and “30 Rock.” The cast also grabs some new members to the club including Despite the overload of new faces, plots and theme songs, I have a tiny girl with huge vocals, who challenges Rachel Berry’s vocal narrowed this week down to the top shows. Let’s take a closer look at this week’s series and season supremacy. Wednesday premieres: “The Defenders,” Series Premiere Monday Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell make up the Defenders team- a “Dancing with the Stars,” Season 11 ABC’s hit show kicked off its 11th season with 12 new, but familiar new take on a legal drama on CBS. “The Defenders” is a drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense faces. Among the stars are singer/songwriter Michael Bolton, singer attorneys who are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list. Joining the two lawyers in their growing law practice is an and television star Brandy, stand-up comic and actress Margaret Cho, the original “Dirty Dancer” Jennifer Grey and “Baywatch” actor enthusiastic young attorney who is looking to put her exotic dancing days behind her; and their young, spunky assistant who is eager to David Hasselhoff. The “Brady Bunch” mom Florence Henderson will shake a tail please her bosses. The partners have their hands full when it comes to their personal feather, along with rapper/actor Kyle Massey, daughter of ex-Alaska governor Bristol Palin, stars of MTV’s top shows “The Hills” Audrina lives, as well as in the courtroom. However, no matter the offense, the two defenders aim to prove Patridge and “Jersey Shore” sensation Mike Sorrentino (aka “The that when the stakes are high, they’re willing to bet anything on the Situation”), as well as retired NFL quarterback Kurt Warner. Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger took home the trophy last clients they defend in the city that never sleeps. Thursday season, but who will it be this time around? “Grey’s Anatomy,” Season 7 Tuesday The ABC hit medical drama, “Grey’s Anatomy,” is giving way to “Glee,” Season 2 Fox’s “Glee” is a witty musical comedy that has quickly become its seventh season and is expected to be full of even more sex, medical a pop-culture phenomenon. It had 19 Emmy nominations this year dilemmas and complications. Season 6 ended with a crazed and angry man shooting up Seattle
Grace, killing and wounding many. This season promises more drama with new characters, along with an alleged appearance from Katherine Heigl, who will have a proper closure to her relationship with character, Alex Karev. The premiere is called “With You I’m Born Again,” and will also find several of the doctors suffering some severe mental breakdowns in the aftermath of the shooting. Jesse Williams and Sarah Drew, as Dr. Jackson Avery and Dr. April Kepner, are now series regulars in the new season and the duo will, at least temporarily, become roommates of Meredith and Derek.
New on DVD: ‘Robin Hood’ “Robin Hood” follows the tale of the birth of a legend. Following King Richard’s death in France, archer Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe), along with Will Scarlett (Scott Grimes), Alan-a-Dale (Alan Doyle) and Little John (Kevin Durand), returns to England. They encounter the dying Robert of Locksley, whose party was ambushed by treacherous Godfrey (Mark Strong), who hopes to facilitate a French invasion of England. Robin promises the dying knight he will return his sword to his father Walter in Nottingham. From Walter encourages him to impersonate the dead man to prevent his land being confiscated by the crown, and he finds himself with Marian (Cate Blanchett), a ready-made wife. Hoping to stir baronial opposition to weak King John and allow an easy French take-over, Godfrey worms his way into the king’s service as Earl Marshal of England and brutally invades towns under the pretext of collecting royal taxes. But can Robin navigate the politics of barons, royals, traitors, and the French? “Robin Hood” comes to DVD and Blu-ray in a couple
DVD released: September 21, 2010 Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes Rating: PG-13 for for violence including intense sequences of warfare, and some sexual content. Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, Matthew Macfadyen
Russel Crowe stars as Robin Longstride in the film, “Robin Hood.” (Photo Courtesy)
of different options. There’s a single disc release that contains only the theatrical and director’s cut. A feature-laden two-disc release and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is also available. Notable Extras: Deleted
scenes, a three-part documentary on the making of “Robin Hood,” Blue-Ray exclusive extras – Director’s notebook and “The Art of Nottingham” feature.
“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Glee,” “The Defenders” and “Dancing with the Stars” all premiere this week on ABC, Fox, CBS and ABC, respectfully. (Photo Courtesy)
Feline extraordinaire at Wichita Theatre Cora Kuykendall For the Wichitan
Over the weekend, Wichita Theatre will put on a miniproduction of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Cats.” Their rendition included only select, well-known scenes from the musical such as “Jellicle Cats” and “Memory.” Audience favorites were Mugojerrie and Rumpleteazer, two house cats who sing about getting in trouble around the house. And the favorite was definitely the Rum Tum Tiger, a sassy, full of attitude, “cool-cat” played by MSU student, Jeremy Saxton. The set was designed to look like a sketchy, old junkyard- one where you might expect strays to wind up in the big city. All 30 cats were dressed just like the cats in the Broadway production complete with fabulous and detailed make-up.
Music is by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T. S. Eliott. (Photo Courtesy)
Not only did their appearance make it obvious that they were cats, but all the actors portrayed
cats very well with their movements and gestures on the stage.
Since it was a musical there was singing and dancing, and since it wasn’t the same type throughout the musical, the audience was kept entertained. The choreographers put together ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance sequences that took real talent to look cat-like while doing the combinations. How high some of the actors jumped on stage was very impressive. If you like musicals, dancing, set design, makeup design, or if you just like cats, I suggest attending Wichita Theatre’s production. Where: The Wichita Theatre, 10th and Indiana When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 9. A special 1 p.m. show Oct. 2 Ticket Price: $13.50 to $18.50 for adults and $8 for children 12 and younger.
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MSU soccer teams gain weekend wins Mens soccer Andre Gonzalez Sports Editor
The No. 2 ranked Mustangs dominated the teams played this weekend with scores of 6-1 on both games. Last Friday MSU took on No. 10 ranked Incarnate World in the Lone Star conference opening game. In just over the eighth minute of the game senior midfielder Bryce Taylor snagged a loose ball and went on unassisted to kick the first goal of the game. Going into the twentieth minute, Taylor was at it again and went unassisted on another loose ball to bring the Mustangs to 2-0 In just a minute’s time, junior midfielder Nathan Fitzgerald kicked in another goal for the Mustangs with an assist by junior forward Tex McCullough. Before the end of the first half, junior midfielder Casey Hibbs copped a free kick to put the game at 4-0. Into the second half the Mustangs snagged two more goals by ju-
Womens Soccer Andre Gonzalez Sports Editor The Jets of Newman State couldn’t fire any missiles at the MSU women’s soccer team this past Sunday. The Mustangs took on Newman at the home field and eased a victory of 2-0. Intensity from the very beginning helped MSU win when two successful goals were shot within the first six minutes of the game. MSU women’s soccer coach Jeff Trimble thought the team executed a well played game. “The goals were pretty quick, it was a good intense effort,” Trimble said. Making the first goal of the game and her fourth for the season was juMidfielder Kendra Clemons has her way with nior forward Lindsay Pritchard who the ball. (Photo by: Hannah Hofmann)
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nior midfielder Sam Broadbent and freshman forward VcMor Eligwe. Then Cardinal Troy Thompson kicked in a loose ball to give Incarnate World’s only goal. As the weekend progressed and Sunday came about, MSU took on St. Edwards and claimed another victory in a non-conference game. Taylor and senior midfielder Paulo Teixeira had a double assist to junior defender Ryan Spence to give him the first goal of the game. Early in the twenty-sixth the midifield continued to do work when Broadbent gave an assist to Fitzgerald to allow him the second goal of the game. Ending the scoring for the first half was an assist by freshman midfielder B.A. Catney who shot a through ball to junior midfielder David Freeland. Early in the second half, Taylor found his third loose ball for the season and went on again unassisted to score another goal and bring the Mustangs up to 4-0. Then St. Edwards’s Joeski Williams went unassisted in the sixty-fourth minute to give them their only goal.
caught an assist pass by sophomore midfielder Maddie Fraser, Pritchard made the shot 12 yards away. Just under two minutes later, junior forward Kelsey Hill copped a loose ball to go unassisted and kick her way through Newman defense, scoring her fourth goal of the season. Trimble said this was a great way to get a lot of the players on the bench to get out onto the field and to gain experience. “Now it’s starting to become showtime, we got Lone Star Conference games coming underway,” Trimble said, ”we need to keep playing good consistent soccer, if we add some intensity and energy then we’ll do real well this year.” MSU opens up their Lone Star Conference match Friday afternoon at Abilene Christian. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.
Big win brought big smiles to the Mustangs soccer team. (Photo by Kassie Bruton)
Late in the second half, MSU wrapped up the game when freshman forward Chad Caldwell and Eligwe both landed goals in the eightieth and eighty-fourth minutes, respectively. Head soccer coach Doug Elder was real happy the way the team came out after Friday’s win. “We got a nice lead at half time,
but I was disappointed that the other team only scored once,” Elder said, ”We got the win and scored 12 goals in two days, so you got to be excited about that.” MSU faces off against TexasPermian Basin this Friday at the MSU Soccer field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Defender Brittany Martinez fights for the ball against the Newman Jets. (Photo by: Hannah Hofmann)
She’s in her senior year, and had and pool tournaments the Recreation- man Matthew Morales said he intenda rowing scholarship until she decided to al Sports department is hosting. ed to play for fun and competition. “I focus on fighting. Now she lives between Both tournaments will be played thought I might test out my pool skills Oklahoma and Texas, and trains at AcOct. 5, but students should hurry and and see what’s up with the other kids, tion MMA in San Antonio. sign up before the deadline on Sept. 28 maybe shoot around with the eight When asked how she liked the UWC for both events. ball, hopefully I can come out on top,” experience she told me laughing, “I’m reRandy Canivel, assistant director of he said. ally grateful for the opportunity to do a Recreational Sports said both events So whether you’re an athlete, in the reality show for NBC that allows women have a great turnout and students band, a Greek, or even just a regular to fight. Especially since it seemed that should take advantage of the fun time ass student, feel free to sign yourself they were crazy. Like they were pmsing they’ll have. and some buddies up before the slots all the time. So being able to hit them in “In the Rec Sports department we are filled. the face every day helped me deal with strive to incorporate things that are To sign up or find out more inforthat,” she said. not only sports, but are recreational as mation, students can visit students. She said being able to beat people up well,” Canivel said. mwsu.edu/recsports/ or contact Randy and not get taken to jail was motivation Obviously, MSU doesn’t have a Canivel at (940) 397-4786. Students enough to fight, then chuckled, “I fight bowling alley, so they plan to host the may even drop by the Recreational because I want to inspire women to stand event at Village Bowl, a local one lo- Sports Office located in the Student up for themselves. Eventually I’d like to cated beside Best Buy off Kemp St. Wellness Center. Andre Gonzalez Tolu Agunbiade be a spokeswoman for charities against The pool tournament will be played ports Editor S For the Wichitan battered women,” she said. in the CSC Recreation Center. FreshThis British Blonde Bomber has a lot When I think of the sports bowling Mixed Martial Arts is a rapidly evolv- of heart and courage. Her first cage fight and billiards, being in tip top physiing sport. Women are playing a big role was against Jan Finney 8-8, who fought cal shape doesn’t exactly fit into the in it this these days. “Ultimate Women against Cristiane Santos (Cyborg), for description, which is maybe why I’m Challenge” is a reality show airing on the Strikeforce Women’s Middleweight The Diocese of Fort Worth of The Episcopal Church USA has travel somewhat a fan of the two. That is if NBC Sept 25. The show exhibits 16 fe- Title Jun. 26, 2010. At the time of HutI’m watching them, not playing. Last scholarship money to send two MSU students from the male mixed martial artists who have to ton and Finney’s fight, which was Oct. 30 time I bowled the ball landed on my complete extreme challenges each epi- 2009, Finney’s record was 6-7. Quite a bit Di o cese to the 2010 Gather Around the Table conference for big toe and a seven year old girl beat sode. The challenges are dedicated to spe- of experience. Episcopal college students in Estes Park, Colorado, me…I even tried the famous ‘granny cific social causes such as education, foster Hutton is a complete fighter, ready to roll’, and the last time I played pool I December 28-January 1. care, homelessness, cancer and obesity. go to war. She prefers to keep the fight lost a lot of money. Conference registration, housing, meals, and transportation wil be paid. Brighton “The British Blonde Bomber” standing up. “I like to hit hard and fast, But now I and all other students Hutton is one of these 16 women. She is with women getting the first hard hit in For more information, call Millie Lancaster at 761-2066. have the opportunity to use or practice originally from London, England. I had is important. It shows who controls the those skills in the upcoming bowling the pleasure of interviewing her over the fight. In my opinion at least,” she said. phone. I met Hutton at her first official She is in a great fight camp. Her coach, boxing match in McAlester Okla. in Oct. Andrew Chappelle, cornered Tim Kenof 2009. I also recorded the only known nedy’s fight against Ronaldo Souza for 724 Indiana St. Wichita Falls, TX copy of that fight which you can find on the strike force middleweight belt on Owner/Boxing Coach:MMA: 940.704.2289 Boxing: 940.704.2289 940.379.5177 my Youtube channel. She did very well, the twenty-first of last month in HousMMA Instructor: 940.378.5177 winning her fight by unanimous decision. ton. Andrew “PowerHouse” Chappelle is The newest professional/amateur She fights in the 135lb division. She cur- a pro MMA fighter who has fought and The Boxing newest & MMAprofessional/amateur Club in Wichita Falls rently has a professional record of 0-1 in beat world class fighters including some Boxing & MMA Club in Wichita Falls the cage and an amateur boxing record UFC veterans. ! Full-scaled Boxing gym with workout bags, of 4-0. She has trained in Brazilian Jiu The future is looking bright for this Full-scaled Boxing gym with workout bags, Jitsu for 4 years and has acquired a purple young mixed martial artist. Viewers can drill training, mitt work. and full-size ring! drill training, mitt work, and full-size ring! belt. look for her interview with Aaron Tru on I asked her what she thought Ultimate “mmaprime.tv” after the UWC airs Sept Muay Thai Thai (Kickboxing) (Kickboxing) && Sambo Sambo (Grappling) (Grappling) Muay Women Challenge would do for women 25 on NBC. She is doing what she loves in the sport. “Get them acknowledgment and is a huge fan of MMA. “I absolutely Beginning and Advanced classes available ages 8+ and repsect. If you take out the drama and love and respect the sport,” Hutton said, Make it easy with an English Tutor. bollucks of reality TV, you’re left with 16 “You have to possess the wisdom of a Positive & Winning Attitude Endurance Training beautiful woman fighters,” she said. chess player doing Jiu jitsu and the heart Ms. Liberty Deatherage, Master of English Strength Conditioning Competition Training Hutton is a General Studies major of a lion getting hit while you’re doing it. Call or Text (940) 704-8408 Power & Speed Training Self-Defense at the University of Central Oklahoma There’s nothing like it.”
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September 22, 2010
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Mustangs volleyball team wins some, loses some Andre Gonzalez Sports Editor
The MSU volleyball team spiked out two teams and lost to two teams this past week putting their overall record 6-7. First, MSU took on the Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggies last Wednesday at D.L. Ligon Coliseum, with a dominating victory of three sets (25-8, 2515, 25-22) MSU panhandled the Oklahoma Panhandle in their first set with a .407 attack percentage, then declined it to .034 in the second set, but bumped it up to .163 in the last set. Head volleyball coach Venera Flores-Stafford believed the team’s intensity was there for the first two sets, but not the third. “I think we let the level of play kind of get the best of us, but I think they found a way to redeem themselves and obviously we got the win,” Flores-Stafford said. Leading the Mustangs in kills was senior right-side hitter Karolina Damjanovic with an overall total of nine kills and one error which gave her a .471 killing percentage. Sophomore outside hitter Shelbi Stewart and junior outside hitter Miranda Byrd claimed seven kills each.
The bountiful lead allowed the Mustangs to play their bench. Sophomore setter Kimberly Jeffrey contributed a high number of assists, totaling 18. More keynote players included junior libero Kiara Jordan with 12 digs, freshman middle blocker Brandi Flores who gave three kills and five digs and freshman middle blocker gave three blocks. The Mustangs then took the game on the road to Durant, Okla. this past Thursday for their first Lone Star Conference game against the Southeastern Oklahoma State and claimed another victory at 3-0 (25-17, 26-24, 2521) Damjanovic and sophomore outside hitter Hillary White both contributed 12 kills with hitting percentages of .440 and .296, respectively. Stewart gave the Mustangs 11 kills and nine digs for an all high hitting percentage of .524 and Byrd put up eight kills and a .412 hitting percentage. Jordan led the amount of digs at 17. Unfortunately, this past Saturday in Ada, Okla. the East Central Tigers mauled the Mustangs with a score of 3-1 (24-26, 20-25,
The Mustangs struggled the first two sets but came back alive
to take the third set. Stewart led the Mustangs in kills with a total of 13, while Damjanovic contributed 11. Sophomore defensive specialist Mallory Goon led the back row with 19 digs. The team had an overall total of 11 blocks. In an unfortunate fault, junior outside hitter Miranda Byrd had sprained her ankle during game play while coming down from a hit. On Tuesday the team lost to Dallas Baptist University at an overall score of 3-1 (22-25, 2518, 16-25, 21-25) White led the Mustangs in kills, totaling in 17 and a .310 hitting percentage, while freshman middle blocker Caitlin Wallace contributed 12 and a .381 hitting percentage. Jordan led MSU in digs, totaling in at 26. The team overall had a total of 14 blocks, falling just under DBU’s amount of 16. Flores-Stafford said the team is learning how to play without one of their most enthusiastic players, Byrd. “It’s a tough thing, our servereceive had a hard time tonight,” Flores-Stafford said, ”We’ll go back to the drawing board. Luckily this wasn’t a conference match.”
Cross Country team places second in Missouri 5K run Andre Gonzalez Sports Editor
The MSU cross country team ran their way to second place out of 36 schools and 302 runners this past Saturday at the 5K Missouri Southern Stampede in Joplin. Senior Sydney Cole led the Mustangs and finished in 17th
with a total running time of 18:08.35, right behind her to fall in the 18th slot was junior Brissia Montalvo, who totaled an 18:08.88 in running time. Next to finish for MSU was Freshman Ashley Flores at 22nd place with a running time at 18:20.05. After Flores was freshman Janel Campbell coming IN the 29th rank at 18:29.27.
Freshman Cara Mack made it into 48th place at 18:53.89 in total running time. Following behind her was sophomore Heather Owens running in at 19:34.44. Coming in the last two spots for the Mustangs here sophomore Melody Caldwell at 132nd place and senior Bailey Dulaney at 169th.
Opposite hitter Emily Welborn goes for the kill against Dallas Bapist defender. (Photo by Hannah Hofmann)
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September 22, 2010
Mustangs blow out Bulldogs Andre Gonzalez Sports Editor
A wise man once said that football players are a lot like prostitutes, ruining their bodies for the pleasure of others. Well plenty of others were there to watch as fans of all kinds packed the stands this past Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The recently ranked No. 10 Mustangs kicked off their first home game against the Southwestern Oklahoma Bulldogs and came out with an outstanding victory of 46-9. Both teams landed safeties and were tied 2-2 as the Bulldogs did late in the first quarter and then the Mustangs did so early in the second. For the remainder of the second quarter, senior placekicker Jose Martinez landed three successful field goals which ended up giving them the lead of
11-2 at the end the first half. The fact that the Mustangs were playing on their own turf must have been a real beneficial factor, because it was them all the way in the second half. Right in the middle of the third quarter senior running back Marcus Mathis completed an eight yard run, and then minutes later received a 23 yard pass from senior quarterback Zack Eskridge which gave him an almighty touchdown and a strong lead against Southwestern Oklahoma at 25-2. A fire must have sparked inside Eskridge as he helped with two more touchdowns minutes apart from each other, one a 13 yard pass to junior wide receiver David Little then with 20 seconds left to spare on the clock, he completed a 28 yard pass to junior wide receiver Patrick Maull to give the Mustangs a 37 point lead at the end of the third quarter.
Eskridge made a season high as he passed for 271 yards and completed eight of nine passes for 162 yards including the three touchdowns in the third quarter. “It’s good to pass that many yards, but ultimately the most important stat is that we got a win,” Eskridge said, “Hopefully they go up from there, you can’t be content with one good game, you always have to strive to be better.” During the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs finally landed an offensive score when Dustin Stenta threw an 82 yard pass to Isaac Tucker for a touchdown and putting them to nine points on the scoreboard. With eight minutes left to spare, freshman Keidrick Jackson completed a two-yard run to end the scoring of the game at 46-9. “We played an overly good third quarter and
The crowd bodypainted, tailgaited, cheered and saluted for Mustangs first home game. (Photos by Kassie Bruton and Hannah Hofmann)
came out on defense,” head football coach Bill Maskill said, “The offense came alive, and that’s what we expect them to do in the game.” Fans in the stands have high expectations for the Mustangs this upcoming season, junior Amber Vesely displayed her pride by covering herself in maroon body paint to display her confidence in MSU football. ‘I expect them to win and to kick ass, they’re such a good and solid team. They have the ability to win,” Vesely said. Vesely and her friends hope the Mustangs keep the winning tradition alive and in return they’ll continue to rub themselves in paint and be ‘Maroon’d up’ for all home games. MSU takes on Central Oklahoma this Saturday at Wantland Stadium in Edmond. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.