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The life of a nontraditional student KATHERINE KNUTSON

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On a campus where diversity courses throughout the classrooms, one group in particular finds themselves searching for ways to relate to the majority of the student body. The Nontraditional Student Center, located in CSU 173, caters to those that are looking for a supportive community that understands the frustration of going back to school later in life. A nontraditional student can be a single parent, someone who is married or divorced, a veteran, a student older than 24 seeking their first undergraduate degree, or someone who commutes 15 miles or more to school. Shannon Donahue, a Junior from Bloomington, Minnesota, is seeking her first degree and made it clear that going back to school was the right choice for her. “I tried to get into pharmacy school but I needed a

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degree to go into the program. I was a full time tech and I did not like working a dead end job. I saw school as the answer to having a better career,” Donahue said. She is not alone when it comes to people deciding that a college degree is the answer to a better future. According to recent university data, there are more than 1,500 students at Minnesota State University, Mankato who are older than 24 seeking their first undergraduate degree. When it comes to living on campus as a nontraditional student, Donahue noticed it was hard at first to adjust to the fact that not everyone was her own age. “I struggled at first with being the older student living on campus, because people were much younger than I was, but eventually I adjusted to the fact that I needed to embrace the difference and start to learn exactly who was all living on my f loor,” Donahue said. Nontraditional students


often have other obligations besides classwork that make it harder for them to keep up with school. Donahue not only is a full time student, but also has to work a part-time job in order to help pay for her tuition, supplies and living expenses. “Working part-time in order to pay for classes, and trying to maintain school work is tough. It doesn’t leave me a lot of time to spend with friends, because I am either trying to earn money or I am spending hours reading for a class,” Donahue said. With the stress of trying to maintain a steady paycheck and good grades, there comes the added notion that the nontraditional student works even harder to earn a degree. “I feel as if having worked for a while before heading back to school put into perspective that my mindset to finish a degree is different than someone who has just come out of high school,” Donahue said. The Nontraditional Cen-

ter understands that stress and welcomes those who are seeking refuge in finding information about how to deal with educational difficulties, professional networking and resource development. Donahue believes sharing stories about her life as a nontraditional student can help people better understand where she is coming from and how she got to where she is today. “I find that talking about my past helps those that are younger better understand how similar we are,” Donahue said. It’s that kind of encouragement that helps blaze the way for other nontraditional students to see that they can be mentors to those that are also feeling the same way. That encouragement goes along with the fact that nontraditional students are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous resources that are available to them. The Nontraditional Student Center not only

provides a sense of community, but also believes in the idea that everyone deserves a second chance when it comes to finishing an education.

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How ‘ hot’ MSU professors feel about students gawking at them to comment on their professors for other students to use as a resource when registerA student sits in class, trying for classes. ing desperately to focus on If you’re lucky maybe you the lecture being presented. will get the chance to take However, they can’t seem to a human performance class pay attention. No, they didn’t with Brian Bell, the assistant drink copious amounts of football coach, or the socalcohol last night, and no, cer coach, Peter McGahey. they didn’t pull an all-nighter Students seem to agree both writing that term paper – are quite good looking. they have a hot professor. Professors seemed a little While not everyone has a embarrassed to learn that “hot professor,” there are students thought they were some attractive professors at the best looking of all the MSU – if you know where to professors on campus. Since look. when has being hot been Some of these attractive embarrassing? In a lot of professors were determined cases, being attractive gives a by person the benefit of the halo This website allows students effect. The halo effect states that the perception of a characteristic of a person inf luences the perception of another characteristic of that person. For example, a person is perceived as being attractive that they are also perceived as being intelligent. “I think students have more respect for good looking professors,” said MSU junior Katie Elms. Elms said students are less likely to challenge or make fun of an attractive professor than they are an • web photo average looking one. Above, Byron Pike, MSU Accounting Some of the female professor. Right, Assistant Football coach Brian Bell. students in the College of


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Business said Byron Pike, an accounting professor, is one of the best looking professors they’ve had. He said he didn’t really have any idea that his students thought he was cute, but is f lattered. Pike recently received the “2010 Accounting Professor of the Year” award that is voted on by the students. He said he would like to think that he received the reward because of his teaching style and skills, but that it is possible that his looks may have helped. It’s a fact that in society looks do matter. Attendance is usually pretty good in Pike’s classes, even at 8 a.m. However, he credits that fact to his diligent students, not his good looks. At 31, Pike said one reason students may view him as one of the attractive professors is because he is much closer in age to his students than many other professors. He said it’s important for him to dress professional to distinguish himself from his students. Pike said he hasn’t always been attractive, and that people from his high school would agree. He does his best to stay in shape. Perhaps he is benefiting from the fact that men tend to get better looking with age. Also in the College of Business, Kristin Scott, was

named to be one of the hot professors according to She teaches in the marketing department and unlike Pike, was aware that some students view her as attractive. Some of her students have taken the opportunity to let her know what they think about her looks on evaluations at the end of the semester. She has received comments such as, “HOT!” and “Hot southern accent,” on her evaluation forms. Scott said that comments like those don’t help her improve her teaching skills and just leave her confused. Scott has never experienced any obvious f lirting while teaching here at MSU and said she maintains a level of professionalism. Leah Roue, a professor of construction management, is also viewed as one of the most attractive professors on campus by her students. Roue, is in her second year at MSU, recently completed her Ph.D. She graduated high school early and said overcoming her young age is a challenge in her career. Teaching in a predominately male program, Roue, says it’s important to be professional. She said her

students understand that she is the instructor and they are the students. It’s undecided among students on whether good looking professors make it easier or more difficult to pay attention in class. Some students said attractive professors make it more appealing to come to class and that they can keep their attention longer. Other students however, said that hot professors make it harder to concentrate on what the professor is teaching. Connor Griggs, an MSU junior, said it’s harder to concentrate when an attractive person is teaching. “I always zone out and think of dirty things,” Griggs said.

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Adderall, marijuana and caffeinated alcohol Alcohol and drug trends at MSU don’t surprise ELISE KONEZRA

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Has Thirsty Thursday elevated to Wasted Wednesdays and now Tipsy Tuesdays? Minnesota State University, Mankato is known as a “party school” throughout Minnesota, often coming in second only to St. Cloud State University. If MSU is a declared party school, there is bound to be drug and alcohol trends f lying below the radar of the general population. As many students find themselves surrounded by the pressures of their peers, how can students avoid the commonality of doing drugs and drinking, or be safe if

they choose to? Carly Hopper, the Coordinator of Alcohol and Drug Sanction at the Student Health Services at MSU said most students are responsible when they drink. Yet it is the extremes that call for action and consequences to acquire a safe community for all of Mankato. Typical extremes for drinking that have been seen and accounted for include mixing caffeine drinks and alcohol, mixing drugs and alcohol, drinking to the point of blacking out, ditching friends when they are too drunk to care, contracting STDs as well as unwanted pregnancies. After talking with some

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students attending MSU, there were comments of narcotics being sold at parties. Although this isn’t something they see every weekend, on occasion it comes about. Other students reported seeing things like “Molly” or MDMA and exstacy. Prescription drugs like Adderal have also been known to f loat around college parties. And the most common drug admitted to be at Mankato was marijuana. One student commented, “I haven’t noticed any difference in the amount of drugs or drug use in other colleges I have visited.” Many students commented that most commonly students drink excessive amounts of alcohol. Hopper suggests that if you decide to drink, drink smart. Eating before and during your drinking, keeping track of your drinks, avoiding drinking games, not drinking too much too fast, and reading the labels of medication bottles you are taking can help you avoid those unwanted situations. In other words, avoid the prolonged games of beer pong and categories. It is important to be aware of risky activities and your setting. Claim someone to be a designated driver for

the night. Pay a few dollars to your friend for driving, it will turn more people to take that role and skip up on what night of drinking in order to earn a little extra cash. Matt Westermayer, the Deputy Director of Public Safety in Mankato, said that there is no excuse for drinking and driving in Mankato. There is a Late Night Express bus that takes people from downtown back up to campus on the weekends, as well as four cab companies. “Take appropriate action if a friend is passed out. If someone is unconsciousness, call 911. They need help,” Hopper said. Many times fatalities can occur because people don’t want to take consequences for their actions if a cop arrives on the scene. Westermayer suggests that if you are in a position of drinking and a policeman arrives on the scene you should stay on the scene and do exactly as you are told. Many situations are escalated because people don’t want to follow through with the consequences and sometimes decide to run. “After visiting friends at other colleges, I think MSU is doing more than enough to keep drugs and drinking at a realistic level,” said

MSU student Nick Werner. Drinking at MSU hasn’t necessarily decreased over the years. “I can say that in the first six weeks of fall 2010, 181 Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Reminder Letters were sent out to students, and so far this year (at four weeks of data) 80 letters have been sent out,” Hopper said. While what students drink can be a trend, a bigger issue is when students are drinking at MSU. Heavier than normal drinking occurs around a few common dates: Homecoming, Halloween, finals week and New Years Eve. If you walked around campus a few weeks ago, you were sure to hear students talking about their Homecoming plans, which, more often than not, included copious amounts of alcohol and numerous parties. The most commonly used narcotic around the MSU campus is marijuana. According to the Minnesota State University, Mankato Executive Summary of Spring 2008, about 63.6 percent of students at MSU had said they never used marijuana. The remaining 36.4 percent had used different amounts weekly or daily.

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Wilco Shares the Love, All of It REBEKAH GREGORICH | staff writer

What a lovely fall album Wilco’s The Whole Love is. Released September 23rd, the first day of autumn, the new record is complete with hazy guitar riffs and those oh-so-infectious melodies that alter the way you strut all day, all mixed in with those slight ballads that cause you to reflect, but not enough to damper your mood. Formed out of Illinois in 1994 from the wreckage of alt-country kings Uncle Tupelo, it’s easy to say most listeners have at least heard of Wilco. They’ve produced a total of eight albums throughout the close to two decades they have been around, they’ve been generous to their fans by releasing something new every other year, at least. Fronted by Jeff Tweedy, and including a gradually cementing collection of musicians Tweedy has picked up along the way, the Wilco sound has seen a number of variations and explorations. Like many indie bands formed before the millennium, they’ve hit a new wave of fame with the counter culture adolescents of today. Singles like “I’ll Fight” from their previous album have been staples on MPR’s The Current since the track’s release. This says something for the band’s adaptedness for them to stay relevant and strong after 15 or so years. Within the turbulence of the band coming into full fruition of its envisioned destiny, Wilco has pulled some genre bending. Fans of their Americana-based earlier records were shaken by some of their experimental work, the highlight of such being 2002’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. The culmination of Wilco’s roots-rock songwriting and its seemingly profound need to push into grand and unfamiliar sonic territory has never been


Andy’s Corner of the Tube

ANDREW SIMON | staff writer

The first TELEVISION casualty of Fall 2011 television is NBC’s “The Playboy Club”, axed after three low-rated Monday evening episodes. No word yet as to the plans regarding the episodes already in the can, although repeats of established programs will take the deceased show’s slot. On the negative side of things, the futures of Fox’s longrunning “The Simpsons” and Showtime’s successful series “Dexter” are in jeopardy over salary disputes. Fox is threatening not to renew “Simpsons” for a 24th season if the principal voice actors don’t accept a 45 percent decrease in wages, and Michael C. Hall, actor of the titular Dexter Morgan, is at an impasse with Showtime regarding his contract. Not all news is bad, though: Freshman comedies “Whitney”, “Up All Night”, and “New Girl” have received full season commitments from their respective networks. AMC has reached a deal with “Breaking

Bad” creator Vince Gilligan to conclude the critically acclaimed series with a 16-episode fifth season to air summer 2012. For fans of the late “Arrested Development”, news is really good: at a reunion panel, series creator Mitch Hurwitz announced the entire cast will be back for another 10-episode season, and it would lead directly to a “Arrested Development” movie, which has been in development hell for years. Each episode of the series will focus on a singular member of the Bluth family and chronicle what happened to them since the 2006 series cancellation. Since the announcement, a bidding war as to who will finance and host the series has exploded. Initially Netflix and Showtime were front runners, but now Hulu is trying its hand. As for reaching traditional network channels, the outlook doesn’t look good, but at least fans of “Arrested Development” now have solid news of its revival.

thoroughly or accurately portrayed on a full-length release. Either the songs were fusion-jazz-jam-rock or they were simple, soft poetic statements. On The Whole Love, Wilco continues its quest to become masters of cross-genre wizardry. And it is on this record that the band comes excitingly close. Though it is true that music tastes, at least in the indie trend, have reverted back towards the late 80s and early 90s. Even still, Wilco has been a steady source of quality musicianship over the years, and this album is no exception. Gorgeous blends of upbeat and mellow songwriting all come together to create very good vibes. The heavy-tempo tracks (see “Dawned on Me” and “Born Alone”) are pleasantly broken up by sweet melodic ones like “Black Moon” and “One Sunday Morning” perfect for dusky autumn mornings. These sentimental, strong vocal pieces are what set Wilco apart from so many hollow indie bands, sprouting up like dandelions lately. Then there’s the singleworthy “Art of Almost”, sing a gradual incline platform throughout the song that resolves with mind-blowing guitar reverb after a good six-and-a-half minutes; peppered with little silences behind light, deliberate vocalism. The only shame regarding this song would be its placement as the first track, though I’m sure there was a definite reasoning for this decision. It’s clear to see when an album has been given a good deal of thought with structure and tone of which The Whole Love is quite an example. Touring for this new release started Oct. 1 in Nashville and reaches Minneapolis in December for two nights. Tickets, unfortunately, are all sold out.

Fundamentalism Gone Crazy ANDREW SIMON | staff writer

KEVIN SMITH Clerks writer/director Kevin Smith is famous for films where the characters stand around and talk about sex and geek culture and make dick and fart jokes. A movie that is serious and attempts to grab audiences with a compelling story isn’t something critics expected from Smith, but he delivers with Red State, a quasihorror/thriller that boasts some unprecedented hype behind it. Earlier this year, Smith brought Red State to the Sundance Film Festival, nearly 15 years after he premiered his debut film Clerks at the same circuit, and famously sold the film to himself for $20. Red State became an experiment: budgeted at $4 million by independent financiers, Smith would travel the film around the globe complete with a Q & A following the film for $70 a ticket. He sought to recoup the film’s budget

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RED STATE “Right from the start, the visual style of “Red State” differs from any Smith film before”

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continued from 4 cessful screenings, Smith made back the investors’ money, and Red State has been profitable ever since. By all measures, Smith’s experiment was a success. Red State follows three hormonal teens as they drive to the middle of nowhere to hook up with an older woman (Melissa Leo) they met online. Instead of a night of frivolity and pleasures, they’re drugged and tied up, brought to Abin Cooper’s Five Points Church to stand trial for their sins. Abin Cooper (Michael Parks) is the type of pastor who rallies anti-homosexual protests and feels the world is coming to an end thanks to the presence of these sinful, vile desecrations of God’s image. In front of a small congregation of fellows, the three boys will pay for their sins if Abin has his way. Unfortunately, a murder made by Five Points Church forces the hand of the ATF, led by John Goodman, and the final act of Red State is an all-out bloodbath bullet war. Right from the start, the visual style of “Red State” differs from any Smith film before: fancying hand-held cinematography to better grasp the gritty, intense nature of the story, Smith doesn’t over-do the convention and immediately grabs the audience with the teen’s plight. Visuals aside, Smith’s trademark humor and witty dialogue are on full display. The first half boasts his signature sex jokes, but once Abin Cooper makes his appearance, the film, and Smith’s writing, becomes deadly serious. And it all culminates in a nicely shot, brutal gunfight between the ATF and Cooper’s men. Yes, this is a departure from Smith’s earlier works, and shows his growth as a filmmaker, but it’s not so completely out of his comfort zone. Above everything else regarding Red State, mention and accolades must be given to Michael Parks, giving audiences one of the creepiest performances since Anthony Hopkins detailed his lunch

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ANDREW SIMON | staff writer

The movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is continuing the trend of leading ladies turning down offers. Blake Lively just declined the star ring role in the film, following the ranks of Emma Stone, Mia Wasikowska and Natalie Por tman to name a few. In other adaptation news, Warner Bros. is looking to resur rect their marketable Twilight Zone brand with a new anthology movie, eyeing the likes of directors Christopher Nolan (Inception), Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men), and Michael Bay (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) to helm the project. Noah, a longgestating story from Black Swan director Dar ren Aronofsky, has been given the greenlight by Paramount. Budgeted at $150 million, Aronofsky has been trying to bring this


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preference to Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs. Abin Cooper is the freakiest, scariest villain who will not waver from his convictions, and his haunting performance propels Red State from simply an enjoyable movie to a must-see thriller. Whatever Smith’s trying to say – whether some people’s beliefs are just wrong, or it’s how you present your beliefs that matters – or if he’s saying anything at all, Red State is highly entertaining, balancing comedy, tension and explosive action rather nicely. The film hits DVD/Blu-Ray Oct. 18.

big screen adaptation of Noah’s Ark into reality since doodling the story as a 13 year old. Christian Bale is r umored to be frontr unner for the lead. Fast Five director Justin Lin dropped out of a possible fifth Terminator movie to concentrate on the Fast and Furious sequel, with co-stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker already attached to star. Additionally, Universal is deliberating filming both Fast Six and Fast Seven back-to-back throughout 2012, with a May 24, 2013 targeted release date for Fast Six. Regarding Diesel’s other franchise, The Chronicles of Riddick, the sequel tentatively titled Dead Man Stalking is in pre-production with a script finished and financers being secured. With the Fast and Furious series occupying most of Diesel’s time, Riddick might be on the backburner for a while.

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Sports Tuesday, October 11, 2011

MSU Men’s Hockey: The Mavericks defeated No. 18 Renssalaer 1-0 on Friday night for senior goaltender Austin Lee’s first career shutout, then lost the second game of the series 4-1 on Saturday. MSU Women’s Hockey: The Maverick women prevailed 3-2 in overtime on Friday against No. 8 Mercyhurst thanks to sophomore forward Nicole Germaine’s game-winning goal. MSU (3-1) then fell to the Lakers 5-4 the next day.

Huskies rack up 303 yards on ground, retain Training Kit MSU suffered its first NSIC setback in St. Cloud as its offense and defense failed to click.


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Losing always stings, no matter what the score was or how well you played. Yes, the loss removes the Minnesota State, Mankato football team from its tie for first place in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, but it’s by no means season-ending. The Mavericks record is now stained with a second loss, but it hardly damages their chances of making the postseason or getting back to the playoffs. Losing stings, but maybe the reminder of how much it stings will turn out to be a blessing in disguise for MSU. “It was a good wake-up call,” said senior defensive tackle Brad Kemnitz, a few days after MSU’s humbling 31-13 road loss to St. Cloud State had a chance to sink in. “Hopefully we’ll get another shot at them later in the season.” “The things that are important for a team’s success are scoring on offense, scoring on defense, stopping the run and winning the turnover battle. Those four things are crucial for

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a team’s success and there were a number of those categories that we were not successful at on Saturday,” Hoffner said. When you look at it that way, Saturday’s loss isn’t shocking. On offense, for the first real time all season, the Mavericks struggled to put up points. Freshman Andy Pfeiffer’s 142 rushing yards was the only sign of life in the running game, and none of MSU’s receivers finished with more than 50 yards. Even scoring from inside the red zone presented problems, with the Mavericks settling for a Daniel Padilla field goal rather than converting a few too many times for comfort. Except for Jon Daniels’ one-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter, MSU’s offense was completely neutralized by St. Cloud’s defense. On defense, not only were the Mavericks unable to score points, win the turnover battle or put the offense in good field position, but SCSU’s offense

was so efficient that MSU finished without creating a single turnover. Perhaps the most glaring hole on Saturday was MSU’s struggles stopping the Huskies’ ground attack. The Mavericks had no answer for stopping former Maverick Dante Steward, who nearly outrushed MSU’s entire team by himself, finishing with 141 yards and two touchdowns. MSU’s defense gave up 303 total rushing yards, almost double its season average, and was unable to dominate the line of scrimmage for the first time all season. “We just need to be better in a lot of phases of the game,” Hoffner said. “It was definitely not our best football game by shannon rathmanner • msu reporter any stretch of the imaginaDespite rushing for the Mavericks’ lone touchdown, senior quarterback tion, but it comes back to the Jon Daniels struggled through the air, going 17-29 with 148 yards and an fundamentals.” interception. But as much as the loss mortality, Saturday’s setback has sides of the ball,” Hoffner said. hurts, it was also the first real the potential to be a real turning “But St. Cloud was better on chance all season that MSU got point in MSU’s season as they Saturday and we have to move a chance to evaluate it’s own move forward. forward. We’ve got to get better; weaknesses. If the Mavericks “Up until Saturday, we did we just can’t get by, we’ve got can learn from the loss and use have a lot of success on both to get better.” it as a reminder of their own


Mavericks make it nine in a row with shutouts of Wayne St. and Augustana


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This weekend was an important one for the Minnesota State, Mankato women’s soccer program. Not only did the team come away with two victories and extend its winning streak to nine games, but Saturday it gave back to the community in its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Game. On Sunday, head coach Peter McGahey earned his 50th win in only his fourth season. “I think it was really cool. It shows that he is striving to make an impact for our program and he is doing a great job at it,” said Somers. The Mavericks were proud to have the Breast Cancer Awareness Game and it was very important to them. “I thought it was really cool to see the balloons release in the air, people standing to represent people who have cancer and to wear pink jerseys,” said junior defender Lauren Somers. “It was fun to have something that important to play for and help

make a difference for.” In their pink uniforms on Saturday, the Mavericks took the lead just 7:40 into Lauren Somers the game with a goal from junior forward Brittany Henry off a pass from freshman midfielder Emily Moris. It was Henry’s ninth goal of the season, tied with junior forward Nicole Dooher for second in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Both teams fought back and forth the rest of the first half, and neither team scored again until sophomore forward Courtney Vallarelli extended the lead to 2-0 five and a half minutes into the second half. Sophomore midfielders Ashley Sykora and Tori Meinhardt were credited with assists. Later on in the half, the Mavericks took off with the lead and scored two more goals about three minutes apart. First, junior

midfielder Brianne West scored a goal at the 62:50 mark, with Henry getting the assist. Then senior defender Sarah Schellinger finished the game off with her first goal of the season, hitting the crossbar and going into the back of the net to cap MSU’s 4-0 win. The No. 21 Mavericks came into Sunday’s game having already beaten the Augustana Vikings 4-1 at home in a nonconference tilt earlier this season, and they prevailed again with a 3-0 victory. That is the Mavericks’ fourth consecutive shutout, and in this nine-game winning streak they have only allowed four goals. Their defense has been a great reason for the streak, and Somers is happy with how they are playing. “We have been keeping a shutout mentality going into every game, as well as our highpressure defense, and I think that helps us strive to not let any goals in against us,” Somers said.


MSU nearly upsets Wayne, beats Augie


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For the third weekend in a row, the Minnesota State, Mankato volleyball team split the weekend’s matches, bringing its record to 11-6 on the season. The weekend started with a trip to Wayne, Neb. Friday night to take on the No. 12 team in the country, the Wayne State Wildcats. The early portion of the match would go to Wayne State, as they jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead; but MSU battled back to win the next two sets before falling to the Wildcats 3-2. The Mavericks’ first set started out slowly, as they trailed 11-6, but they would soon come back and trail 17-14 to the Wildcats. However, a late 8-2 run would allow Wayne to take set one. Set two was closer, as the teams were tied early at 12 and 16 apiece, but again Wayne would go on another big run and take the second set 25-21. With their backs against the wall, the Mavericks fought back and won the third set decisively 25-14. Trailing 2-1, the Mavericks again won by a large amount in

set four, 25-16, to force a deciding set. Although they fought hard to get back into the match, they would drop the fifth set by a close 15-12 score and were denied the upset in losing 3-2. The Mavericks’ defense proved to be a big factor in Friday night’s action, as they totaled 98 digs as a team; 26 of them coming from senior Alli Rice, moving her to fourth alltime in digs at MSU. Senior Brittany Stamer also finished with 26 digs, and added 56 assists to go with it. Saturday saw the Mavericks taking on Augustana College in another NSIC road matchup. Things did not look bright early for the Mavericks, who trailed the Vikings 2-1 after the first three sets. But once again the Mavericks fought back to take the final two sets and win 3-2. Tied at 1-1 heading into the third set, the Mavericks saw 11 ties and four lead changes during the set and were knotted up at 27, but the Vikings would take the last two points to go ahead 2-1. MSU would win the fourth set by a score of 25-15 and took the deciding set 15-11.

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We are looking for outgoing students who are comfortable meeting potential clients in person and maintaining communication with them on a weekly basis. Position requires 20 hrs./week during daytime business hours and must have access to a vehicle. Students from all fields of study are encouraged to apply. Stop by the Reporter Office (CSU 293) for an application or for more information.

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Find us on HOURS:

M,W,F,S - 9:30am - 6pm Tu, Th - 9:30am - 8pm Sundays - 12 - 4:30pm


482 Raintree Road

(same complex as Hobby Lobby)

The MSU Reporter has openings for Student Advertising Sales Representatives.

Volunteers Needed!

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