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Walz and Sheran join local representatives at MSU Saturday Attend annual dinner to honor Democratic Party volunteers


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Congressman Tim Walz, State Senator Kathy Sheran and local representatives Kathy Brynaert and Terry Morrow will be o at the Minnesota State Mankato campus to attend the 15th annual Dan and Verona Burton Dinner on March 5. “The purpose of the Burton dinner is to honor the faithful volunteers from the Democratic Party, especially Ronnie and Dan Burton, who were faculty members at Mankato,” said Ruth Johnson who helped to organize the event. The event started in 1997 shortly after Dan Burton died. Johnson and Verona Burton

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decided a good way to honor Dan’s memory would be to organize a dinner to honor other public officials who were serving in the public office. Over the years, it became such a popular event that

Kathy Sheran

it turned into a magnet for Democrats running for statewide offices, such as representative or senator. “I call the people who come to our dinner the Varsity Democrats of South Central Minnesota because of

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their wonderful participation during the election year,” Johnson said. The festivities of the evening include a private reception, a silent auction and a banquet with speeches given by Congressman Tim

Terry Morrow

Walz and the other DFL office holders. Johnson hoped Governor Dayton would attend as well, but he is unable to come. Johnson said the event is

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Gender Bender requests attendees to dress up as opposite sex


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While cross-dressers and drag queens suffer through TV stereotypes, Minnesota State Mankato’s LGBT Center is hosting an event tonight to show students the human side of gender-bending performers. The Gender Bender Drag Show will feature student performers showcasing different talents. The LGBT Center has put on drag shows like this in the past. Last semester, the center put on a show in the CSU Ballroom, which sold out of all 800 tickets. “Drag shows have done really well here in the past,” said Laura Shultz, programming advisor at the LGBT Center. “The LGBT


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Center puts on drag shows to queer gender, but also to celebrate. We organize many of our programs [to raise awareness of LGBT issues], but it’s also very important to spend some of our time showing our community’s pride.” Shultz said she and her fellow workers spent about two months planning for this show. She said she had a “crash course in organizing” last semester when she planned that show, but this time things went more smoothly. “It definitely requires some work, but all members of the staff in the LGBT Center are very helpful, making the process much more manageable,” Shultz said.

Last semester, the Drag Show took place in the CSU Ballroom, but this time, the performances will take place in Ostrander Auditorium. Another change taking place in this semester’s show is the center’s request that attendees “queer gender” at the performance. Instead of only watching performers cross dress, the center would like to see attendees participating in the show’s theme by showing up to the performance dressed as the opposite sex as well. “A huge part of drag is a conscious de-stabilization of the gender binary (society’s strict reliance on masculinity and femininity as separate, disconnected classifications), and this semester, we’d

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Serious gaming solves real-world issues Lecture explains how simulations help find answers


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web photo SimCity 4 integrates characters from The Sims into game play that can help people solve real problems.

such as “Folding@Home” focus protein research from Stanford. A new video game called “Phylo” from McGill University helps researchers with genetic sequences. The game isn’t just fun but helps the public become involved with active research. You can play the game from http:// A lecture on gaming will take place from 12-1 p.m. in Centennial Student Union 204 on March 3. The lecture is free to attend and open to the public. Professor Tony Filipovitch, MSU’s Urban Studies chair and principal member of the Modeling and Simulation Center, will host a presentation followed by an in-depth discussion. Students who are in urban and regional studies, political science,

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economics or computer science are especially encouraged to utilize this event for a unique view into modeling issues important in their field. The main focus of the lecture will be urban development. The event was is part of an on-going series by the Minnesota Modeling and Simulation Center. The center, which recently opened, is a research center involving many disciplines, focusing on modeling for non-profits and visualization for business. So, instead of just playing games to kill some time, why not do it for fun, do it for research and do it for a new learning opportunity.





program being offered at Minnesota State University). The field combines the disciplines of computer science, biology and statistics to solve problems previously not possible with traditional research methods. Scientists and researchers have even begun using video game consoles, such as the PlayStation 3’s powerful processing capabilities for astronomical research. However, the research isn’t just limited to large institutions. Individuals can help in many ways. Using Distributed-Computing, anyone with a video game console or computer can participate in research actively or by passively running software while their computer is online. Programs


If you’ve ever played simulation-type games such as the SimCity series, you’ll be quite surprised at how researchers are actually utilizing these games. With the advent of ubiquitous computers, networking, cheap and powerful components, the number and complexity of video games has skyrocketed since the ‘90s, showing no signs of slowing down. Many of these video games involve realistic physics, scientific modeling of social interactions and even entire environments. One such series is the well-known SimCity series from Electronic Arts. The SIM franchise has developed games simulating everything from animals to societies and entire planets. SimCity is a one of the most well-known simulation games. Gamers play the mayor of a fictitious city that they create. Everything from the geography to customizing individual buildings is under a player’s control. Sim City 4 even goes as far to integrate individual SIMs (individual characters from the video game “The Sims”) into its gameplay. Nearly everything from real-world situations and politics is accurately portrayed in SimCity. It should come as no surprise that researchers took notice of the game. While developing such games, programmers often consult research data and experts to create models used in the game. Computer modeling and simulation is part of a growing field of Bioinformatics (also a new

DEMOCRATS Students invited to discuss how to improve state continued from 1 open to anyone who wants to sit down and listen to public speakers talk about current issues. “This is how we do democracy in Minnesota,” she said. “We sit at a table, talk about our concerns and fix things by talking and working together.” Johnson expects a lighter crowd of 120 people to attend the event since it is not an election year. She said sometimes in a campaign year, 200 people may show up. It all depends on what is happening in politics at the time. She is expecting to regain those numbers in 2012. “Unfortunately we could only get the ballroom for spring break, so we don’t expect many students to show up,” Johnson said. “If students can come and participate we would love for them to join us. We’d like them to see that people of all political persuasions can sit down at a table and talk about how to make Minnesota better.” Tickets for the dinner cost $35 for the general public and $80 for the private reception, which is a wine-tasting event. Students have a reduced price of $15 for the dinner. The last day to buy tickets is today, so anyone interested in attending should call Ruth Johnson at 507-934-2075.

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Laser tag, video games and food give break to students before the real deal


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Minnesota State Mankato students enjoyed the IMPACT event Mavericks After Dark Spring Break U party at the Otto Recreation Center Saturday night. “We [had] free bottles, free T-shirts and free food,” said IMPACT street team member, Blany K. Agola. Mavericks After Dark Spring Break U was the first event to be held in the Otto Rec Center, which included the pool. The first “Boat Regatta” took place at the pool, where many teams signed up to make boats out of cardboard and duct tape and race them across the pool. “We won first place in creativity,” said Sara Molitor, a dietetics student.

“We had four people working on it. Just two boats made [it] all the way across. We had two people on each boat. One boat had the shape of a duck.” “People were yelling, they were having a good time,” said IMAPCT team member Nick Dorek. “Because [this] is the first year, we are hoping next year gets bigger — more competition and more fun.” A huge line of people waited outside the basketball court to play laser tag or dodge ball. Although dodge ball was the big thing at the end of the night, with many teams ready to compete, many students just enjoyed the free food, which included watermelon, pineapple, vegetables, snow cones and citrus punch. Students could

also play Wii and Guitar Hero. At the end of the night, students gathered to win prizes raffled off by IMPACT. “This is a wonderful event,” said Erika Masias, IMPACT public relations chair. “I am happy to serve the students.” Many international students attended the event. “I never thought my girlfriend knew how to play Guitar Hero,” said Cristian Bernal from Colombia, while playing games. The Otto Rec Center wasn’t only crowded with students wanting to play laser tag or dodge ball, but also with students who attended the event just to talk with their friends, eat food and have a good time.



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The battle for union rights continues Wisconsin Governor Walker falls for prank call, education will be hit hard by bill

What do you think of the protests going on in Wisconsin? Are you afraid the same thing will happen in Minnesota down the road?

Jacob Zimprich • So • Athletic Training “I support the unions, so I hope they come out on top. I am not afraid of them crossing over here to Minnesota. I hope it does.”

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As a Wisconsin resident and the daughter of a teacher, I’m pretty amazed by what’s going on over there right now. The protesting is growing — Friday there were about 100,000 in and around the capitol building in Madison. It’s amazing to me that my state is doing something that could potentially be part of history that isn’t completely forgotten about. I’m also very proud to say that my mother has being going down to Madison on the weekends — about a four-hour drive — to participate in the protests and show the governor that this bill is not only unfair to middle-class union workers, but it is unfair to the state’s educational system as a whole. If you don’t already know, Wisconsin has budget problems. The state recently voted in a Republican governor named Scott Walker, and he has proposed a bill that will make all public employees pay more toward health insurance and their own retirement. This isn’t what all the fuss is about though. He also wants to take away the collective bargaining rights of unions. Those rights ensure that people have a good working environment — basically it’s the stuff that lets people like my mom work regular hours, have lunches and not have to be out doing yard work to earn their salaries.

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But Walker is an idiot. Last week, he took a call from the editor of an online newspaper pretending to be billionaire David Koch. Koch is backing Walker’s anti-union efforts. While talking to the fake Koch, Walker suggested something pretty shady in reference to the 14 Democratic senators who are hiding out in Illinois in protest of the bill. To vote on the bill, Walker just needs some of those senators in the capitol building. They don’t even have to be part of the voting process — they just have to be in the building. He said that he should trick them into coming to the capitol for negotiations so he and the other senators can vote on the bill while they’re tied up in meetings. Upon hearing that, I don’t know how anyone can agree with or trust Walker in anything he does. But they continue talking, and the fake Koch says, “I’ll tell you what Scott, once you crush these bastards, I’ll fly you out to Cali and really show you a good time.” To which Walker says, “Alright, that would be outstanding. Thanks for all the

support and helping us move the cause forward. We appreciate it and we’re doing the just and right thing for the right reasons and it’s all about getting our freedoms back.” Freedoms back? I’m sorry, but I just can’t see what freedoms Walker is trying to get back by breaking up the unions. In fact, I think taking away collective bargaining rights is actually taking freedoms away from union workers. I know that this is a budget crisis, but I don’t think we have to hurt so many people’s livelihoods because of it. Think about this. Every teacher in my hometown, including my mother, received a layoff notice last week. Every single one. People who have worked there for 30 years could lose their jobs if this bill passes. The bill would make a large reduction in the amount of funding toward education. Schools in some areas could have to shut down completely because of the lack of funds. This would mean some kids might have to travel long distances just to get an education. So this bill isn’t just unfair to

unions, it’s actually hurting America’s future. University of WisconsinMadison might even separate from the UW system because of this mess. Some think the separation is part of Walker’s budget plan, but even if it’s not, it’s something the school is considering now. Madison is the embodiment of the UW system. To me, it’s unbelievable to think that Madison would not be a part of that. Moral of the story: Wisconsin is a mess, Walker is a powerhungry tyrant who forgets that most middle-class Americans don’t make jack and I’m very excited that people are standing up and supporting the unions by protesting in the snow and cold day after day. I am, of course, speaking mostly from a teacher’s union perspective, but if this budget bill passes, every other union in the state will be affected as well. If it happens in Wisconsin, it could spread across the United States. Who knows, it could even happen in Minnesota. After all, Tim Pawlenty seems to be on board with the anti-union idea.

“I think the protest is necessary. I wish I were there to join and support my former teachers and my mom, who is a great teacher.”

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“It probably will happen. It’s all about money.”

Megan Witherbee• Sr • Dental Hygiene “It’s unfortunate, but I think it will eventually affect every state in the U.S.”





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My top 10 English language mishap peeves From mispronunciation to misuse, these mistakes are bound to drive some crazy


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To some people, English is a language they use to communicate. To others, it’s a class they’re forced to take in order to graduate. For me, English is an art. Maybe that’s why I’m majoring in something that deals with it a lot. And like all art, I hate it when English is vandalized. People who misuse English drive me up a wall. Some things, like mixing up subjects and verbs, I’ll let slide. But there are other blatant English errors that make me cringe like hearing grinding teeth. Here are my top ten worst English mistakes: 1, Fustrated/flustrated. These are not words. The correct word is “frustrated,” with an “r.” I don’t know how many times I’ve heard someone say, “That’s so fustrating!” It’s the same with “flustrated.” I think people are trying to combine “frustrated” with “flustered.” Don’t do it. They are two separate and beautiful words, and mashing them together just causes ugliness. 2. “Acrosst.” I’ve even caught professors saying this. There is no “t” at the end. It’s just “across.” As with “flustrated,” I think people are combining “across” with

“crossed,” and adding that t sound at the end. Don’t do it. 3. “Heigth.” The word is “height.” My calculus professor says “heigth” all the time. I think it’s because he says “width” so frequently, so he thinks he needs to add a –th onto height, too. But you don’t. It stays height. 4. “Libary.” I honestly have no idea why people use this instead of “library.” I mean, the word is obviously spelled with an “r.” And “libary” sounds so wrong. 5. “Irregardless.” People often use this in place of “regardless.” “Irregardless” is not a word. I don’t know why people ever started putting an “i” in front of it. It’s basically saying “regardless regardless” when you use it—it’s redundant. 6. Mixing up that/which. This error occurs more in writing than speaking. People tend to overuse “which,” perhaps because they think it sounds smarter. When it comes to using “which,” 99 percent of the time, you need a comma before. With “that,” you don’t use a comma before. Technically speaking, “which” introduces independent clauses, which are phrases in a sentence that don’t need to be there for the sentence to make sense. “That” is used for parts of a sentence that you need to

keep the sentence clear. If you can take out the section, use “which.” If you can’t, use “that.” 7. Using “like” waaaaay too much. “I, like, tried to call him, but he, like, didn’t answer, and I was like, ‘What a jerk.’” Ow, my ears. It happens so much, I’ve caught myself doing it too, and I, like, hate it. It sounds like some horrible Shaggy impersonation. We’ve moved past the far-out ‘70s… let’s let our English move past, too. 8. “Literally.” There are a few instances when you can use “literally” correctly: “I literally failed my test… I was literally so tired, I almost crashed my car… I literally fell out of an airplane today.” But you can’t use literally when it isn’t literal! It makes no sense to say, “I literally died of fright.” If you did, you wouldn’t be here telling us about it. Literal means it’s real or true. Don’t mix it up with ____ phrases. They’re like oil and water. 9. Over exuberant semicolon use. Obviously, this is for the written and not the spoken word. Semi-colons are used for connecting two independent phrases (i.e. phases that can stand on their own as sentences) or for lists that include a lot of commas. I’ve seen people use semi-colons as commas or to

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DRAG SHOW People are encouraged to dress up as much as they want, one of the purposes of the show is to break sterotypes in the LGBT community continued from 1 like to see our spectators participate by dressing in drag,” Shultz said. “We’re really excited for this aspect of this semester’s show, and we really hope other people get energized about it too.” Spectators aren’t expected to go all out. Femaleidentified participants could show up with fake whiskers marked on their faces, while male-identified participants could come with makeup. Shultz said people are free and encouraged to get as dressed up as they want. Fifteen volunteers will perform in tonight’s show. Five performers will do three numbers each, and there will also be one opening act. Most acts include dances and lipsyncing. “Some [performers] are more interactive than others, really engaging the audience, while others stay on stage and have more acrobatic numbers,” Shultz said. George Warren, one of the show’s MCs, said he is involved with the Gender Bender Drag Show to help students forget their troubles for a while. “The Gender Bender show allows us to be ourselves and express to others the importance of selfacceptance and unconditional love,” Warren said. “I love entertaining and helping others forget their day-today problems. If we can help one person love themselves enough to live and others to be there to accept their friends, then we have done our task at hand.”

Dustin Wigham is one of this semester’s performers. Wigham said he first started performing in MSU drag shows as a dare, but really had fun when he got up on stage. He has been asked back several times and continues to perform. “I like to perform in this show to support to the LGBT Center, as well as to enterain and expose people to gender performance,” Wigham said. Meghan Faith Babcock is one of the volunteers for this show. She volunteered at the last two shows by helping with advertising and setting up before the performance. Babcock has also done other extensive volunteer work for the LGBT Center and other groups. Babcock said the goal for the Drag Show is to have fun, but also raise awareness. “One of the purposes of our Gender Bender Drag Show is to break stereotypes,” she said. “Many folks have never seen a drag queen or king, so by giving people an example, we can begin to put a face to stereotypes that are constantly fueled in our society. My goal for this show is to, of course, provide entertainment to the community, but also to show people on this campus that the LGBT Center is here, and queer folk are important in this community.” Chong “Louquieus” Vang is another MSU student who helped out at last semester’s Drag Show. While unable to attend this semester because of other commitments, Vang

still encouraged other students to pop in and see talented student performances. “The show consists of individuals from a wide continuum of sexuality and sexual identities, coming together to perform their talents,” Vang said. “The intention of the Gender Bender showcase is to expose individuals who are unfamiliar with the LGBTQ community, to a diversity that exists around them through an entertaining and [funny] method.” The show will start at 8 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium, but doors open at 7:45, and students who wish to attend are urged to come early because of limited seating. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the LGBT Center for $3 or at the door for $5. Shultz also encouraged attendees to bring dollar bills to tip the performers. photo by dan moen

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Minn. budget deficit shrinks Dayton withdraws surtax proposal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s projected budget deficit shrank by a fifth to $5 billion on Monday, prompting Gov. Mark Dayton to withdraw his proposal for a 3 percent temporary surtax on top incomes that would have given the state the nation’s highest income tax rate. The forecast from Minnesota Management and Budget officials showed the shortfall for the coming two-year budget was down from an earlier projection of $6.2 billion. State economist Tom Stinson attributed the improvement to federal action that helped the economy, including a payroll tax cut and delay in a capital gains tax hike. Dayton immediately dropped his call for a 3-year surtax on incomes starting at $500,000, which would have raised $918 million in the upcoming budget period. The Democratic governor said he was fulfilling a promise to avoid imposing the nation’s highest tax rate. Still in play, though, is his call for a new permanent top income tax bracket of 10.95 percent, just a hair under Hawaii’s top-in-thenation rate of 11 percent. “I characterize this as a modest and certainly helpful improvement in our revenue outlook. There are still quite a few budget challenges ahead,” Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter said. Dayton and lawmakers still face a mammoth budget problem. By the latest numbers, the deficit is nearly 13 percent

of the state’s general fund. The governor and the GOPcontrolled Legislature are split on how to handle the shortfall, with Dayton pushing for new high-end income and property taxes and Republican leaders vowing to erase the deficit through spending cuts. In light of the new forecast, Dayton said he would reduce proposed cuts to nursing homes and other health and welfare programs. Republicans are expected to outline their budget plan by the end of March. They adamantly oppose Dayton’s push to raise taxes and vowed to set a budget that spends no more than current projected tax collections. “We’re going to live within the 33-and-a-half billion that we now have to spend,” said House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove. Zellers and other GOP leaders said they are glad the temporary surtax is out, but don’t like Dayton’s proposal to permanently raise income taxes. “While it’s better, it’s going in the right direction, it’s still a concern,” said Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, R-Buffalo. Democratic legislative leaders said they hoped Republicans would quickly release their budget proposal and give the public time to absorb the potential impact of $5 billion in spending cuts. They say the GOP’s “no new taxes” approach could lead to property tax increases because aid to local governments would likely be cut.

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Obama administration freezes Libyan assets

Says Moammar Gadhafi must be held accountable for actions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dramatically sharpening its stance against Moammar Gadhafi’s brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters, the Obama administration is freezing all assets in the United States held by the Libyan government, Gadhafi and four of his children and abandoning the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli. The shift in tactics after a week of caution came immediately after the U.S. ensured that Americans were safely on their way out of the blood-soaked North African country by air and by sea. “By any measure, Moammar Gadhafi’s government has violated international norms and common decency and must be held accountable,” President Barack Obama said in a statement Friday night announcing the sanctions, which he said were designed to target Gadhafi’s government and protect the assets of Libya’s people from being looted by the regime. They struck directly at Gadhafi’s family, which is believed to have amassed great wealth during his 42 years in control of the oil-rich North African

nation. The president condemned “the Libyan government’s continued violation of human rights, brutalization of its people and outrageous threats.” The administration faced increasing pressure to join more forcefully in an international chorus of condemnation against Gadhafi, who has unleashed a frenzy of killing against a determined rebellion intent on ending his rule. Militiamen loyal to the strongman have been roaming the streets of Tripoli shooting at will, killing hundreds or thousands, even as an increasingly desperate Gadhafi has lost hold of major portions of the country to rebel control. The White House had held back while U.S. citizens were still in Libya, despite criticism domestically and internationally that its response was insufficiently forceful. That changed quickly Friday after successful evacuations of embassy personnel and other U.S. citizens on a chartered airplane and a ferry to Malta. White House press secretary Jay Carney announced at an afternoon briefing — shortly after the

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Cure for AIDS looks possible

Moorhead ‘Walmart of calls for weed’ opens New genetic engineering research works with HIV resistant blood cells volunteers Helps medical

In a bold new approach ultimately aimed at trying to cure AIDS, scientists used genetic engineering in six patients to develop blood cells that are resistant to HIV, the virus that causes the disease. It’s far too early to know if this scientific first will prove to be a cure, or even a new treatment. The research was only meant to show that, so far, it seems feasible and safe. The concept was based on the astonishing case of an AIDS patient who seems to be cured after getting blood cells from a donor with natural immunity to HIV nearly four years ago in Berlin. Researchers are seeking a more practical way to achieve similar immunity using patients’ own blood cells. The results announced Monday at a conference in Boston left experts cautiously excited. “For the first time, people are beginning to think about a cure” as a real possibility, said Dr. John Zaia, head of the government panel that oversees gene therapy experiments. Even if the new approach doesn’t get

rid of HIV completely, it may repair patients’ immune systems enough that they can control the virus and not need AIDS medicines — “what is called a functional cure,” he said. Carl Dieffenbach, AIDS chief at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, agreed. “We’re hopeful that this is sufficient to give the level of immune reconstitution similar to what was seen with the patient from Germany,” he said. This is the first time researchers have permanently deleted a human gene and infused the altered cells back into patients. Other gene therapy attempts tried to add a gene or muffle the activity of one, and have not worked against HIV. The virus can damage the immune system for years before people develop symptoms and are said to have AIDS — acquired immune deficiency syndrome. The virus targets special immune system soldiers called T-cells. It usually enters these cells through a protein receptor, or “docking station,” called CCR5.

Some people (about 1 percent of whites; fewer of minorities) lack both copies of the CCR5 gene and are naturally resistant to HIV. One such person donated blood stem cells in 2007 to an American man living in Berlin who had leukemia and HIV. The cell transplant appears to have cured both problems, but finding such donors for everyone with HIV is impossible, and transplants are medically risky. So scientists wondered: Could a patient’s own cells be used to knock out the CCR5 gene and create resistance to HIV? A California biotechnology company, Sangamo (SANGuh-moh) BioSciences Inc., makes a treatment that can cut DNA at precise locations and permanently “edit out” a gene. Dr. Jacob Lalezari, director of Quest Clinical Research of San Francisco, led the first test of this with the company and colleagues at the University of California in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It’s being called the Walmart of weed: a 10,000-squarefoot Sacramento gardening emporium that opens Saturday with how-to experts and merchandise to help medical marijuana patients grow pot. The cavernous weGrow hydroponics store marketing itself as a retail outlet is the first national franchise for a company that bills itself as a supply and training destination for legal pot growers. In coming months, weGrow plans to open stores in Arizona, Colorado, New Jersey and Oregon. The Sacramento Bee reports the enterprise started in Oakland last year as a warehouse store called iGrow. Pot isn’t sold or grown at the store. In the past, hydroponics outlets have avoided any mention of marijuana because pot cultivation is illegal under federal law. But hydroponics stores have exploded as states approve medical marijuana use.

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A piece of Doherty’s artwork.

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staff writer One thing every artist learns early on is that rejection is inevitable. But as Joseph Doherty learned, with hard work and a little bit of luck, eventually rejection turns into success. Doherty, 25, graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Minnesota State Mankato and will be graduating from MSU again with a MA in painting in May. Recently, Doherty has been featured in Mankato Magazine with girlfriend and former MSU grad, Nora Meyers. His work has been on the cover of the online Precipitate Journal and, most notably, he was chosen as one of seven emerging young artists from Visual Overture Magazine released Thursday. Visual Overture Magazine is a quarterly publication that features and promotes emerging artists in each issue with the aim to introduce artists to galleries, curators and art collectors worldwide. With each issue, anywhere between 140 and 160 artists submit work, but only seven

Annual show highlights local artists 410 Project’s annual juried show impresses viewers


staff writer Mankato is a community rich with vibrant art and opportunity, and all of the fine talent has come together under one roof at The 410 Project for its annual juried show. If you are not familiar with

are chosen by a juror to be featured in the magazine. Joe Doherty was one of those seven. “It’s the same as any other gallery,” Doherty said. “You pay an amount of money and you submit your work and then you pray you get in.” But unlike getting in a show at “any other gallery,” the Visual Overture Magazine is sent to both national and international subscribers within the art community world-wide. Doherty, who also received first place with his untitled piece in the 410 Juried Show on Saturday, isn’t always met with acceptance when he submits his work for juried projects. “It’s luck and it’s hard work,” Doherty said. “I usually apply to five or six different places a month, any kind of opportunity that I can, and for the most part I get rejected all the time. And then every once in a while, somebody bites the line and I get to be in a show.” Doherty described his work in terms of image remembrance, because his abstract paintings reflect an ambiguous portal

the local gallery, it rests amongst the scattered bars within the downtown “Bar-muda Triangle” area, nuzzled alongside Choppers on Front Street. The 410 Project features exhibitions by regional artists in

all stages of their careers, but it is mainly a hub for Minnesota State Mankato artists. The juried show is unique because it includes work from a variety of community members of all

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submitted photo • keith ludi Art enthusiasts enjoy the 410 Project’s annual juried show.

between an actual space and a hazy memory. He turns his work into personal narrative through the different places he recalls, which “acts as a muse” for him to connect to the work on the canvas or panel. “I’m trying to find a place between what we can truly identify and that foggy part in your memory,” Doherty said. “This in-between space-what’s objective and what’s non-objective and what’s abstract and what’s concrete.” Like any artist, Doherty’s work has transitioned from his time as an undergraduate BFA candidate. “I started out by doing portraitures of people,” Doherty, who used to paint images of people he looked up to and was entertained by, such as Hunter S. Thompson and Billie Holliday, said. “It went from there to getting a taste of Dada and a realization that nothing needs to be aesthetically beautiful, and there doesn’t need to be an object and there doesn’t need to be a reason for what I’m doing, so for a majority of my undergraduate

a&e co-editor For film enthusiasts across the country, the Oscars serve as an exciting venue to recognize the best in filmmaking. Televised live in more than 200 countries, the award show is one of the most prominent as well as the oldest in the media. With 24 categories, the prestigious awards show allows for a variety of

films to be honored without becoming too obscure like the Grammy’s 109 categories. This year marked the 83rd Academy Awards, and, as usual, awards were distributed among an elite group of directors, actors and writers. Every year, the awards show nominates both highly publicized Hollywood blockbusters as well as lesser-known films.

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Local Band of the Week Dr .

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Do you suffer from itchy feet? Ants in the pants? Funk flu? Rock and roll cold? Ladies and gentlemen have no fear: the doctor is in. Former Wisconsin-natives and recent Mankato-converts Dr. Lee and the Terminally Chill make this town home to their own brand of blues-inspired rockery. The band is comprised of Aaron Lofald (mean bass), Dustin Hackworth (Bonham-esque drums), Ryan Acker (funkadocious guitar), and the good doc himself, Lee Henke (vocals and acoustic guitar). The group has been around Kato for nearly a year and a half, and hasn’t wasted a day. Its origins being La Crosse, Wis. and the Madison, Wis. area, the Terminally Chill find a good fit in Mankato, which is evident from their recent Battle of the Bands win. A decent bit of steam has been pushing these guys along. They recently released a six-song EP, which is selftitled and can be found at Rhapsody Music,, iTunes, Facebook and The EP is filled with half-a-dozen original compositions performed straight out of Two Fish Studios on South Second Street. The band has been focusing on writing more music as well as balancing a busy live-show roster. “When we got together and talked about forming a group, we were just a cover band,” Hackworth said. “We just started to make a little money and have fun around town.” The members found their sound to be expandable, considering the multiple influences each of the units brings to the groove. “We have a really good balance of old

• submitted photo From left: Aaron Lofald, Lee Henke, Dustin Hackworth and Ryan Acker chill out by some sort of flying machine

and new influences,” Acker said. “Yeah, like My Morning Jacket and Delta Spirit, to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones,” added Henke. “We all meld great,” Hackworth said. With the discovery of its sonic endeavors, the band started the transition from performing other artists’ songs to writing its own material collaboratively. “We had always intended to start writing,” Acker said. “So that’s where we’re at now.” The Terminally Chill has played many shows in Wisconsin and around Southern Minnesota. The group has only hit Minneapolis once thus far, but has its eyes on the 612 for the future, as well as anywhere else that’ll provide venue to its jams.

“Our next goal is to definitely play Minneapolis more,” Acker said. “You will see us in Minneapolis, Rochester and maybe even Chicago. We’re trying to expand our territory.” “We want to play more places where we feel uncomfortable,” Henke said, “and meet more bands.” Folks around here appreciate the Terminally Chill’s ability to keep its sound tight and its shows loose and fun. “We don’t take ourselves too seriously,” Lofald said. “I like that they are so full of energy on stage,” said Dr. Lee fan Sam Fischer. “They really get the crowd into it and pay a lot of attention to the audience. It’s good stuff.” Mankato’s appreciation for the

THE OSCARS ‘Hathaway had a fake smile plastered across her face for the majority of the show and Frano appeared to be simply stoned’ continued from 11

Well-known films winning multiple awards include The King’s Speech, Inception and The Social Network. Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland also went home with two Oscars each. Natalie Portman won the award for actress in a leading role for her character in Black Swan, the sole award for Darren Aronofsky’s breathtaking film. The most prestigious award of the night, Best Picture, went to The King’s Speech. I have personally never seen or heard of this movie, but it received four Oscars, so it either must be extremely good or it struck some sort of chord with the judges. The judges do love their period films revolving around kings and queens. Interestingly, The Fighter won both male (Christian Bale) and female (Melissa Leo) categories for best supporting

Academy’s proudest moment. role in a film. If you studied through While award shows are The Oscars like the students often entertaining to watch, I talked to, you didn’t miss this year’s ceremony was a much. disappointment. The Academy opted for younger hosts this year, a decision they may now regret. Hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway proved to be boring and uninspired throughout the ceremony. Hathaway had a fake smile plastered across her face for the majority of the show and Franco appeared to be Melissa Leo accepts her Oscar for actress in a simply stoned. supporting role. I’m assuming it was not The

Terminally Chill is mutual. “In other college towns, there isn’t as strong of a musical presence than here in Mankato,” Hackworth said. “It’s really great to see.” “I mean, there are plenty really great bands coming out of MSU alone,” Henke said. The group does what it does because it loves to do it, and that can be heard in the music. “We all really, really, really like music,” Hackworth said. “We’re really excited to play and work in music. It’s fantastic.” “For me,” Henke said, “the whole thing is seeing new things happening. The new places we go and the things we do, it’s all very exciting for me.” Take the doctor’s word for it, and get out to Dr. Lee and the Terminally Chill’s next show. It’s nothing to be afraid of, and you get a free lollipop after if you’re good.

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410 PPROJECT “There is no need to reject anyone in this show, because it is not about the competition, it is about the art and about the show itself,” Sikkila said. continued from 11

• keith ludi Above, a wall of the gallery. Below, the Best in Show piece, “Swissharpie.”

different art organizationsCarnegie artists, MSU artists, Emy Frentz artists and even amateur artists who have not been academically trained. All of the work submitted for this juried show was accepted, which came to a total of 89 works at $5 a piece. Each artist could submit up to three pieces. Two MSU art department alumni, Jeff Deitering and Lisa Anderson, both of whom graduated with Bachelors of Fine Arts in 1997 and are full time artists in Minneapolis, came to the 410 to jury the exhibition. Makeba Ische, owner and operator of The 410 Project, who graduated with a BFA in sculpture and painting and a degree in women’s studies in

2003, went to school with the artists. “We wanted to find people who were not very familiar with the people who were going to be showing for the most part,” Ische said. Having two jurors is a unique aspect to the annual juried show, which has been a tradition since the show’s inception four or five years ago. “I personally thought it would be more challenging with two artists, because how do you come to an agreement about something that is kind of more of a preference?” Ische said. “It worked out and it makes people think a little bit more out of their element.” Even though the artists are from all over the community, with ages ranging from seven to 60, the MSU presence is undeniable. This could mostly be attributed to Ische’s assistant and MSU Master of Arts candidate, Dana Sikkila. Sikkila, who connected with Ische when she started working at Cactus Tattoo three or four years ago, handles the publicity, marketing and some of the other operations within The 410 Project.

“It’s a really good opportunity to meet people in the community that don’t go to MSU who are creating artwork and vice-versa,” Sikkila said. “Sometimes being at MSU, you are exposed to a limited type of artist, so here I get to expand my horizons and meet artists who aren’t academically trained necessarily-who never went to school and never were in shows-but just make work at home because that is what they are passionate about and what they like to do.” According to Sikkila, shows like the juried show help to keep doors open for artists and art enthusiasts to be exposed to local and regional work. “The juried show is great because you contribute by putting your artwork in, but you also contribute to The 410,” Sikkila said. “That pays to keep this place open, which has been a struggle this past year or so.” People often feel uncomfortable putting their work in shows because they are afraid of rejection. “There is no need to reject anyone in this show, because it is not about the competition. It is about the art and about the show itself,” Sikkila said.

DOHERTY ‘Although it might sting for a little bit, rejection is also something that comes with the territory of being an artist.’ continued from 11 career I just made garbage art.” By garbage art, Doherty refered to himself finding the cheapest material he could find, “smashing” it all together, and then throwing it up on the wall. From there, Doherty started to narrow down his technique by returning to the figure, but working in a realm that was neither abstraction or realism or expressionism-a progression into what his work is today. The juror for the Visual Overture stated that “the viewer has to walk to fine line between non-objective and objective when looking at [Doherty’s] work.” Commenting that there are “hidden bits of the recognizable within these strong compositions that grab the viewer and helps engage and draw him or her into a setting…it seems [Doherty] only sometimes lets the viewer really understand what they are seeing.” With works like “Waiting Study 415 1/2,” it is easy to see what the juror was saying. The work contains an implied figure, gazing out of what one assumes to be a window, with a hunched over torso and an allusion to a head, but the painting as a whole seems unfinished-forcing viewers to construct their own narrative and use their own imagination to fill in the details. “The use of the painted figure presents a tension between

identity and doubt,” Doherty said. “The environments within the work possess a past and create the possibility of change.” As Doherty knows, change is good and a necessary part of life. Although it might sting for a little bit, rejection is also something that comes with the territory of

being an artist; however, it is not something that should prevent anyone from submitting work to juried shows. “It’s not the end of the world to be rejected,” Doherty said. “I’ve definitely been rejected a lot.” And just look at what he has accomplished.

The jurors worked together to decide which works stood out the most to them for the awards, which are as follows: Best in Show: MSU professor of ceramics Todd Shanafelt for his ceramic and mixed media piece, “Swissharpie.” First Place: Master of Arts candidate at MSU Joe Doherty for his acrylic painting, “Untitled.” Second Place- MSU Alum Joel Hansen for his linoleum relief print, “5’s Mile.” Third Place: MSU Adjunct art professor Heidi Gjengdahl for her silver gelatin photography print, “Untitled.” Honorable Mentions: MSU printmaking and drawing student Nguyet Nguyen for her silk screen, “Somewhere in Between. MSU printmaking and painting student Amanda Crary for her mixed media piece, “N by NW.”

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NSIC Men’s Basketball Tournament

MSU earns No. 1 seed in NSIC Tournament KYLE RATKE

shannon rathmanner • msu reporter Back-up point guard Jimmy Whitehead has been a spark off the bench, averaging 5.5 points in 16 minutes per contest.

sports editor The Mavericks were rewarded with the No. 1 seed in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Tournament after Saturday’s 6160 win over Southwest Minnesota State, which gave the Mavericks (23-3, 19-3 NSIC) sole possession of the regular season conference championship. One thing the No. 1 seed does not give the Mavericks is time, as they are scheduled to play Wednesday at 7 p.m. against No. 8 seed Wayne State (13-13, 9-13 NSIC). “Basically, we took [Monday] to just kind of watch film on Southwest and see what we need to do better,” said head coach Matt Margenthaler. “It hasn’t been too long since we’ve played Wayne State. The guys know what we need to get done.” The Mavericks last played Wayne State on February 5 on the road. MSU was victorious 75-62. MSU is hoping this season changes from last season, as they did not succeed in their goal of winning the NSIC Tour-

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Wayne State When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Mankato, Minn. nament. Margenthaler believes this season will be different. “It’s a major importance to win,” Margenthaler said. “Obviously going through 22 games, winning the NSIC outright was our goal, but winning the postseason tourney, you need to go into the NCAA Tournament playing well. One of our goals that we didn’t accomplish last year was to win the NSIC Tournament. I think the seniors know the importance of it this season.” The Mavericks know that going into the NCAA Tournament strong is a necessity, especially after being eliminated from both the NSIC and NCAA Tournaments earlier than anticipated last season. “It’s huge for us to win be-

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College Athletics

Mascot controversy has ties to Mankato While it’s a very hot issue at the University of North Dakota right now, many aren’t aware that the same problem affected the Minnesota State Mankato campus more than three decades ago.


staff writer Controversy over mascots of sports teams both collegiate and professional is fast becoming a certainty in life along with death and taxes. One of the schools that has spent a lot of time in the spotlight is Minnesota State Mankato’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association foe, the University of North Dakota and its Fighting Sioux nickname. Earlier this week, the North Dakota House approved a bill that required the university to keep the controversial athletics nickname despite both the nickname and the school’s logo being deemed hostile and abusive to American Indians by the NCAA, according to a story by the Associated Press. The university had prepared to drop both the nickname and the logo, which is a drawing of a Native American head, this sum-

mer after it negotiated a lawsuit settlement with the NCAA. The bill complicates this agreement, because it states that Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem should sue the NCAA if it tries to penalize UND for keeling the Fighting Sioux nickname. Representatives voted 65-28 last Monday to pass the bill and it now moves to the North Dakota Senate for review. Two other bills were voted on regarding the nickname; they differed because they required the university to keep the nickname, but said the members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe could revoke permission to use it. Both bills were defeated in a landslide. This controversy is nothing new. Many schools have caught grief about their names, including the University of Illinois and Florida State. Others have changed their names completely like Marquette University (from

the Warriors) to the Golden Eagles and St. Johns University (from Redmen to Red Storm). Another school that made the switch is the one that most of the people reading this attend — MSU. Before MSU was the Mavericks with a logo of a purple and yellow bull they were the Indians with a caricature of an Indian as a logo. The school developed the Indian nickname in 1935. In July of 1977, after around 10 years of debate, the name was changed to the Mavericks. According to the MSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Indians nickname was dropped for several reasons, the main being objection from Native American people. The school also changed their mascot because it was joining the Northern Intercollegiate Conference and decided it was time for a fresh start.


People on both sides of the arguments have strong opinions. Those in favor of keeping the Fighting Sioux nickname say that the name and logo represent the pride and history of the school. Others say that keeping the name will get UND respect while changing it will make them the laughing stock of their conference. Opponents say the nickname, especially the word “fighting” paints a bad picture of the Sioux population, making them seem like ruthless warriors. In my opinion, the name needs

to be changed, along with any other mascot of a similar nature in high school, collegiate or professional sports that garners distaste from the Native American population. I see it as if a European soccer club would call themselves the Fat Americans. I can see it now, the logo for the team looking something like Bobby Hill from “King of the Hill.” Although that notion is a tad ridiculous, it proves a point. If I were Native American, I

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Women’s basketball

NSIC Tournament preview


staff writer With the Minnesota State University Mankato women’s basketball season officially over, it’s time to look at the conference as a whole. After some big games last Friday and Saturday, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women’s basketball tournament is officially set, and ended up being a little bit more predictable than predicted. No real shocker here, but No. 8 in the country, Wayne State College (Neb.), ended up with the first seed in the NSIC Tournament after winning the NSIC regular season title with a 21-1 conference record. What was a little less certain, though, was who the eighth seed would be. Minnesota-Crookston (1012) managed to hold onto eighth place in the conference despite a pair of losses on the road last weekend, one of which was to Wayne State, who they will face in the opening round of the tournament. Barring Wayne State’s star players Ashley Arlen and Mara Hjelle both somehow getting injured this week, Wayne State should have no problem repeating the 92-64 beat down they dished out last Friday. On the other side of the bracket, Northern State (16-6) followed through in securing the second seed and will take on seventh-seeded MSU Moorhead (11-11) in the first round. Northern State has already easily beaten the Dragons twice this season, and unless Moorhead can find a way to neutralize 6-6 Krista Rabenberg and former NSIC Player of the Week Jodi

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Reinschmidt, it’s a pretty safe bet that the Wolves will move on to the second round and the Dragons’ season will end in South Dakota. Concordia-St. Paul, who will host the semifinal and championship rounds of the tournament, earned the third seed, finishing with a conference record of 16-6. Concordia was considered the hottest team in the conference for a long time before having its 13 game win-streak snapped by Northern State just two weeks ago. The Golden Bears will take on 13-9 Minnesota Duluth, who have gone just 6-5 during the second half of the season. The Bulldogs are struggling at the worst possible time, and Concordia-St. Paul has a huge advantage with the home-court. Look for the Golden Bears to move on to the semifinals. By far the most intriguing

matchup of the quarterfinals is the fourth seeded Winona State Warriors at home against the fifth seeded Augustana Vikings, who were expected to contend for the conference title in the preseason. The two teams have met only once this season with Augustana winning 81-67 at home. This time, however, Winona State will be at home where they have only lost twice this season. So do you bet on history or logic? In this case, look for history to repeat itself and the lower-seeded Augustana to finally get serious now that it’s the postseason. If everything goes as predicted, the semifinals will be matchups of first-seeded Wayne State against fifth-seeded Augustana on one side of the bracket, and second-seeded Northern State taking on tournament host and third seeded Concordia-St. Paul.

Women’s hockey

UMD ends MSU’s season One of the nation’s best outscored MSU 8-0 this weekend


staff writer A tumultuous 2010-11 season came to an end for the Minnesota State Mankato women’s hockey team last weekend in Duluth. The seventh-seeded Mavericks were no match for the second-seeded University of Minnesota-Duluth, dropping the first two contests of the WCHA Tournament best-ofthree series by scores of 3-0 and 5-0. As has been the case all year, the Mavericks could not capitalize on offense in getting swept by the Bulldogs. UMD got out to the early lead in Friday’s tilt when senior forward Elin Holmlov put a rebounded shot past junior Maverick goaltender Alli Altmann. The Mavericks


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cause we want to head into regionals with confidence,” said senior guard Joe Drapcho. The Mavericks might have some trouble scoring, even though they are the No. 1 scoring team in the NSIC. Wayne State is second in the conference, allowing just over 68 points per game. “One of the things is to shoot better against them,” Margenthaler said. “Along with dribble penetration and not allowing them to get to the basket.” Wayne is led by junior Amry Shelby, who is averaging 14 points per game. If the Mavericks defeat Wayne State, they will play on Saturday against the winner of the Concordia-St.Paul/Winona State game. It’s worth noting that Concorida-St. Paul gave the Mavericks a loss just three weeks

ago and will be playing on its home-court if it gets out of the first round. The site was selected before the tournament to give each team a “neutral” site. “It really doesn’t seem fair, but we’re ready for the challenge,” Drapcho said. “Sometimes we play better on the road. It’s just one more task for us. It’s not really a big deal.” If one were to simply look at MSU’s schedule, they might think the Mavericks have struggled as late, losing a game and winning three by only a combined six points. Drapcho points out there is a reason for this. “All three of those teams [we beat] were playing for their lives to play in the NSIC tourney,” Drapcho said. “Laying it all on the line, those games were good for us. Now we know we can win in close-game situations.”

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scoring one goal in the first period, three in the second, and another in the third. Altmann battled hard the rest saved 38 of the 43 of the game, but were shots she faced. unable to capitalize on MSU was shutout senior Bulldogs goalie for the second day Kim Martin. in a row, this time The Bulldogs by sophomore goalpicked up an insurie Jennifer Harss ance goal early on in with 25 saves. the third period when The secondblueliner Jocelyne seeded Bulldogs Larocque lit the lamp. advance to play the Alli Altmann Holmlov would add third-seeded Unianother goal later in versity of Minnesota the period to cap the scoring. this weekend at Ridder Arena Altmann saved 37 shots in the in Minneapolis. The Mavergame, while the Maverick oficks season ended with a final fense was only able to muster record of 8-25-3 overall and 20 shots in the loss. 7-20-1-0 in the WCHA. The Bulldogs made sure the series ended on Saturday, playing inspired hockey while

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MSU qualifies six for Nationals

Reed leads MSU

Led by Aaron Norgren, the Mavericks had six wrestlers finish in the top-four in last weekend’s regional action. DREW CLAUSSEN

staff writer Six members of the Minnesota State Mankato wrestling team will be advancing past regions to Nationals, headlined by a championship effort from junior Aaron Norgren. “We have definitely overcome obstacles and we have a lot of heart,” said Junior Pat Mahan. “I know we did not win the region, which is disappointing, but having that many guys advancing to nationals says that we are right in the mix of things.” The top-four place finishers in each weight class from Sunday’s regional in Sioux Falls, S.D., earned trips to the NCAA Division II National Championships. “I’m really excited for the guys that qualified for Nationals,” said head coach Jim Makovsky. “I was pleased with how hard we wrestled, including the guys that didn’t make it.” Norgren went undefeated on the day, capturing his first regional title and his third trip to the National meet in consecutive years. He now owns a 26-8 record this season. “Aaron wrestled really good, he wrestled loose and a little more aggressive than he has been in these duals,” Makovsky said. “He wrestled with some swagger this weekend and that’s really important in the postseason.” Joining Norgren at the Nationals will be senior Andy Forstner who placed third at 125-pounds, sophomore Jesse Westphal (4th place at 149-pounds), freshman Brendan Eichmann (4th place at 165-pounds), senior Ben Becker (2nd place at 174-pounds) and Mahan (2nd place at 197-pounds). “It feels great to advance to the National tourney,” Eichmann said. “It’s really exciting because it’s all part of your dream as a kid growing up wrestling; do well in high


The Minnesota State men’s track and field team finished third in this weekend’s NSIC Championships. MSU was led by senior middistance runner Todd Reed, who won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:59.40. The first place finish gained 10 points for MSU, which finished with 114.5 total points. MSU also had success in the pole vault, in which it earned 17.5 total points. Junior Matt Masloski led the way, finishing second and earning eight points. The Mavericks are now awaiting the announcement of the NCAA Division II Indoor Championship field that is held on March 11-12. Women’s track and field

dan moen • msu reporter Aaron Norgren (26-8) finished in first place in the region at 184 lbs.

school, go to a good college, and go to Nationals.” Forstner won his first then fell to Alex Meger of Augustana, before going on to win his final two matches to finish third. Becker won his first two matches before falling to St. Cloud State’s Shamus O’Grady, 13-3 in the championship match. Both wrestlers earned their third trip to Nationals. “Forstner is a stud — he’s a good wrestler, but it’s his mentaltiy that wins matches for him,” Makovsky said. “Ben Becker just had a great match in the semi-finals, maybe one of the best matches in his career in my memory.” Westphal and Eichmann will be making their first appearance at the National Championships, with Mahan making his second. Just missing the cut for the Mavericks was sophomore Robby Fisher and junior Tel Todd. Both finished fifth.

“Fisher and Tel were just a match away, which when it comes down to it, is just a move away,” Makovsky said. “They’re all tight matches, one move makes a difference.” With each wrestler having three to six matches on Sunday, the team used Monday to recharge and sit in tubs of ice to make sure their bodies are ready for the next two weeks of practice and Nationals. “It feels really good but it is short lived. Now my focus is on performing at Nationals,” Mahan said. “We try to peak for Nationals, not regions. Once you qualify, it is anyone’s tournament.” The National Championships will be held this year in Kearney, Neb., March 11-12. “We have six guys going to Nationals that are not just satisfied with getting to go to the party,” Makovsky said. “They want to make some noise and get something done there.”

The MSU women’s track and field team finished in fifth place. Senior pole vaulter Lauren Stelten led the way taking first, while teammate Leanna Rose finished third, combining for 14 points. Rheindle Richemond finished in second-place in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:59.40. The Mavericks also had three athletes earn points in the 60-meter dash led by Becca Schmidt who took fourth. They will also wait for the announcement to see who made the field for the NCAA Championships.


continued from 15 wouldn’t like to be represented by the Cleveland Indians logo or have the word “fighting” attached to my race like the Fighting Sioux and Fighting Illini. UND changing its name might be embarrassing for a year or two, but it would blow over and become the norm soon enough. Every school’s nickname was new at some point. I attended the Mavericks hockey game against the Fighting Sioux earlier this winter in Mankato. After taking a two-goal lead early in the game, the MSU student section responded with a chant that features some colorful language. A UND fan sitting behind yelled, “Your language is offensive,” to which a female Mavericks fan to my left immediately yelled, “Your mascot is offensive.” This debate has gone on long enough. The NCAA has already decided that the nickname needs to be changed and this is a very rare occasion where I’m agreeing wit the NCAA. Having been to the great state of North Dakota a few times, I have concluded that there is not much there, but there has to be more things to name a college sports team after than just Sioux and bison.

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March 1, 2011  

MSU Reporter

March 1, 2011  

MSU Reporter