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A compromised future Alcohol-related crimes are often in the news and gossiped about, but what are the real consequences according to the law?


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Most people realize alcoholrelated crimes come with high consequences, but many don’t know exactly what those consequences are and how impactful they can be on their lives. Crimes like DWIs and underage consumptions have various layers because many different factors can affect the outcome. The following are the basic levels of offenses, but they are still costly for students in many aspects of life, including searching for employment. On average, a person’s first DWI is a misdemeanor offense. This is called fourth-degree DWI. A third-degree is a second DWI in 10 years or it can be a first time offender who has an aggravating factor included in the charge. Those factors are: prior offenses, if a child is in the vehicle or if blood alcohol content is over .20. Second-degree is a third DWI in 10 years, or it involves an aggravating factor, and firstdegree DWI is the highest offense. That is four DWIs within a 10 year span. City Attorney Eileen Wells said the penalties for a person’s first DWI usually means a fine of more than $500 and 30 days in jail, but the jail time can be stayed. That means the person will not actually serve time in jail as long as he or she pays the fines and follows the conditions of the sentence. Fourth-degree DWI also includes a chemical use assessment, requiring that the offender follows the recommendation it gives, and the offender has to attend a Mother’s Against Drunk Driving victim’s impact panel. Sgt. Jackie Sticha, Minnesota Voices......................................4 Study Break.............................6 Arts & Entertainment..............9 Sports....................................12

State Patrol spokeswoman, said for a fourth-degree DWI the person’s driver’s license is revoked for 90 days. To get it back, the offender has to retake a driving test and pay a $680 reinstatement fee. Josh Milow, director of the probation department at the Blue Earth County Justice Center, said a first offense would also include a year of probation, and, with all fines and fees added together, it would total just under $1,000. This would not include the various other costs that are generally involved such as attorney fees, license reinstatement fees and increased insurance rates. He said a third-degree DWI is a gross misdemeanor that comes with 30 days actual jail time and 150 days of stayed jail time. It also includes more fees and a longer probation period. Second-degree penalties increase even more, and a first-degree is considered a felony. Sticha said if a person receives a third-degree DWI, his or her license is revoked and the car license plates are generally forfeited for a minimum of one year. The person has to have his or her driver’s license reinstated before the car can be re-registered. In the case of a second-degree DWI, the person’s car might be forfeited. Milow said people ages 18-20 (when it is illegal to drive with any amount of alcohol in their system) lose their license for 180 days minimum on a first offense, and for one year if their BAC is over .20. Wells said if a person gets into an accident while under the influence, that might not affect the level of the DWI, especially if no one is hurt. That person could be

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Epoche´ thinking:

Intellectual RSO prompts action through discussion


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Not all Minnesota State Mankato students have an interest in the typical recognized student organizations. Not everyone wants to be in sororities or fraternities, Residence Hall Associations, cultural organizations or academic groups. Now there is an opportunity for students who wish to discuss current events and issues in an intellectual manner. Epochè: Intellectual Discussion and Action was created to inspire debate and action on issues relevant to the community, state, nation and world at large. The name for the organization is rooted in ancient Greece. The word Epochè, which is Greek for “suspension,” was used in a philosophical perspective to mean suspension of judgment, or without bias.



wale agboola• msu reporter Epoche´ members Andy Brown, Morgan Moody and Josh Anderson are ready to debate about everything from the community to the world.

“The purpose of this organization is ever-changing with the core concept of intellectual advancement and social betterment for all. We could discuss the expansion of arts in the Mankato area or the current state of the three-strike law,” said Morgan Moody, the creator of the intellectual organization. Meetings for the

organization are held on Monday and Wednesday nights at 5 p.m. The organization hopes to mediate a monthly movie viewing and discussion panel on important issues as well as multiple other initiatives still in the planning stages. “We are currently working with specific professors to


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MSU Flight Team flys to the top

Group ranks high at regional competition


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Minnesota State Mankato’s Flight Team placed the highest it has in seven years in the regional National Intercollegiate Flying Association SAFECON competition held Oct. 13-16. Individual team members placed in many events as well. The NIFA-sponsored SAFECON competitions include many ground and flight events such as flight simulation, precision navigation and landing. Some events included actual flying, such as the Precise Drop event where participants tried to drop a container and hit a target on the ground, while other events included multiple-choice tests, chart evaluation and a test on how well participants could identify different airplanes ranging from World War II fighters to modernday aircrafts. While 60 universities around the country have flight teams involved in NIFA, there are 11 different regions based on location. MSU’s team competed in the upper Midwest region, Region V, which includes teams from the University of North

Dakota, St. Cloud University, the University of MinnesotaCrookston and the University of Dubuque. While a different member school hosts the annual fall SAFECON competition every year, the University of North Dakota has taken first place for the past 20 years, according to Flight Team captain Keith Devine. This year, the University of North Dakota hosted the event, but the competition was held at the Crookston, Minn. airport. “Ultimately, the competitions focus on skills that will be required by future professional pilots with a strong emphasis on safety,” said flight team advisor Jason Ceminsky. “Many airlines, corporations and the military recruit potential employees from NIFA competitions due to the level of training and caliber of the pilots.” MSU’s Flight Team is made up of 11 students. Students do not have to be aviation majors or even have their pilot’s license to join the team; they just need to share a love of aviation. This year’s team captain, Devine, earned the top male pilot award, and team member Amy Gesch earned the second-place top female pilot

award. Overall, the team only missed earning second place by one point. “We are very proud of, and we do support, our flight team,” said Nihad Daidzic, chair of the aviation department. “[Finishing so close to second] is unprecedented when you consider the number of total points measured in many hundreds.” Devine said the Flight Team has greatly improved since he joined in 2008. He said in the past, the team has not done very well at Regionals, coming in last from 2003-2008. Devine, who went to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical and was part of its flight team before coming to MSU, said he offered to start coaching when he moved over to MSU. Coaching paid off when the team took third at Regionals in 2009. From then, Devine said a new spirit of fervor and drive blossomed throughout the team. He said this year, the team practiced ground events 15 hours a week and had flight practice every Sunday at the airport. All the extra practice paid off, Devine said, and made a huge impact on both how the team did

at this year’s regionals and how other universities are starting to view it in within the aviation world. “The officers and members of flight team all believe that our performance has a direct reflection on the quality of our aviation program,” Devine said. “MSU’s Flight Team has been known as the screw-off team and it has reflected poorly on the school. We have spent this past year revamping our entire image, our work ethic has changed, we practice all time, we have new uniforms that look more

professional, we have a new pride for the program and our team. We showed up to Crookston this year with this exact attitude and we did phenomenally well.” Ceminsky said he was very pleased with how the team placed, noting how much it has improved. “I was extremely proud of the Flight Team’s performance in this year’s Regional Competition,” Ceminsky said. “The team made marked improvements in many of the ground and flight events. I’m also very impressed with

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Protesting Birthright

Pro-truth group questions local pregnancy support center’s motives HEATHER MOELLER

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Members of Feminists Against Birthright In Communities (FABrIC) gathered on the corner of Cherry St. and S. Front St from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in protest against Birthright of Mankato. FABrIC member Katie Stack said the group is against Birthright, a local pregnancy support center, because the organization’s advertising implies it offers all options, information and referrals to pregnant women. Stack said Birthright is more of a Christian pro-life organization and refuses to give any information on abortion, or other things it feels is unethical. “[That] is [its] right, but they shouldn’t claim to offer information on all options,” Stack said. Stack said FABrIC is neither pro-life nor pro-abortion. It is a pro-truth group. Stack said FABrIC’s aim in protesting Birthright is to expose the false information the group says it gives out. “We wanted to do something to show how harmful it can be,” Stack said.

FABrIC member Anne Estling said the group has also sent women, posing as pregnant, to find what information Birthright offers. Estling said the organization’s office had leaflets with false information about condoms. “They say condoms don’t prevent pregnancy [and] offer zero protection against STDs,” Estling said. According to Stack, the mole operations also discovered Birthright workers talk about God. Stack said because Birthright receives government funds, it is illegal for them to preach. The protesters stood on the sidewalk holding signs that said “Pro-Women, Pro-Truth,” “This ‘clinic’ gives false medical information” and “Honk if you support the truth.” When a few passing vehicles honked, the gathered protesters cheered. Stack said FABrIC started as a collective graduate project for the Gender and Women’s Studies program. Friday was FABrIC’s first protest as a group, though Stack said individual members have been in protests before. Brithright’s Mankato office could not be reached for comment.

Marching Dakotas for a follow in the footsteps of ancestors memory


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In 1862, at the corner of East Main and North Riverfront in Mankato, 38 Dakota were hanged. It the largest mass execution in the United States. Much focus was on the 38 killed, but little about the others that surrendered and were promised fair, humane treatment — and absolutely did not receive it. On Nov. 7, 1862 about 1,700 Dakota women, children and elders were forced to march 150 miles from Lower Sioux Agency to Fort Snelling. There, they were kept in a prison camp, according to Gwen Westerman, Minnesota State Mankato English professor. To remember those who suffered and died during the march, the Dakota Society comes together from across the United States and Canada every other year to march the

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similar path their ancestors did. Westerman said it is difficult to do the same route because of highways and other landmark changes. The Dakota Commemorative March began in 2002 and is always Nov. 7-13 because that is the week their ancestors were forced to march. Westerman said originally there were 303 Dakota men held at Sibley Park, but the army was unable to protect all of them so they were moved across the river, where the Blue Earth County Library is today, and the 38 were executed. Westerman marches with her husband and daughter, but most of the people participating in the march are related in some way. The number of marchers varies daily between 25 and 30 and others join as they have time. Westerman said as they near Fort Snelling, participation always increases. The people average about 25

miles per day, and they mark each mile with a wooden stake. These markers represent the 300 people (the majority are women) who were taken to Fort Snelling, Westerman said. The stakes are labeled with red ties and a name of one of the family members. At Fort Snelling State Park the leftover markers are arranged into a circle. “We pray at each to let them know we remember them,” Westerman said. The march is usually a quiet and spiritual time to talk about relatives. Some even sing, said Westerman. With the harsh November conditions, it allows marchers to remember the hardship their ancestors went through. “It puts in perspective that what we go through isn’t as bad as we think,” she said. At each resting place, the marchers receive great

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Do you think Brad Childress should be fired? Why or why not?

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Staph infections are something you have to worry about dismantling a team’s locker room, a rash of the flu even. Randy Moss? Not so much. Among the plethora of buzzwords you’ll hear owners, coaches, players and announcers (especially announcers) say is that professional sports are businesses. It is a game in only the sense that two teams compete against each other, but only for the common goal of being seen as the best in the business. If a team loses, the owner is more affected by the potential loss of fans and, in turn, revenue, than the lowering of a win-loss record. Based on this notion, the suggestion that egotistical players such as Randy Moss or Terrell Owens can singlehandedly cause a team to collapse is utterly ludicrous. Owens has caused trouble everywhere he’s went. But he’s consistently made each team’s offense better.

Through constant bickering with Donovan McNabb, he took the Eagles to a Super Bowl (and had a point about McNabb falling apart at the end of the game while he was playing through serious injury). Did Randy Moss deserve to be let go for complaining about the quality of chicken he was being served, for ripping Childress’ coaching style or for being an overall dickhead? Absolutely not. It’s a business, the same as yours or mine. We’ve all worked with people we couldn’t stand, but we still went to work the same regardless, and football players do to. They’re not sensitive Pop Warner teenagers crying in the corner of the locker room because the good player on the team was mean to them; they’re professionals paid to play as such, and they do, day-in and day-out. I repeat — it’s a business. And with a talent like Randy Moss, who attracts constant doublecoverage, which left open lanes for Adrian Peterson and less coverage for Percy Harvin, your business is more likely to succeed. Yet Vikings fans have been split over the decision to release Moss — some saying Moss will just do the same thing in Tennessee, who was the only team willing to pick him up off waivers and others demanding to be brought the

web photo Randy Moss: Crazy? Yes. Crazy talented? Definitely. Talentedly crazy enough to single-handedly dismantle a locker room? C’mon, grow up.

head of Brad Childress. First off, if you think Randy Moss will ruin the Tennessee Titans, you are a homer. With Randy Moss, the Vikings averaged nearly one touchdown more per game against much more difficult opponents. Now, Randy Moss turns a Tennessee Titan team from a playoff contender to Super Bowl favorite. As he’s so eloquently said in interviews, he takes the top off the defense. And moving to a team with the other best running back in the NFL, Chris Johnson, he will only make that team better, no matter how much of an asshole he is about their barbecue (though I hear it’s pretty good down South). Secondly, does Brad Childress deserve to be fired? That’s for Zygi Wolf to decide. It’s his team, his business and his $4-$5 million dollars a year he’s spending on the guy. Personally, I am a Philadelphia Eagles fan. Childress coached under constant contender and largerthan-life former 13-year-old Andy Reid. Yet Childress is nothing like Reid. Childress is far too willing to give up trying to score at the end of a half and all too likely to try to get five more yards for Kluwe to punt on third and long instead of trying to get the

first down. Whereas Reid understands the business aspect and was willing to move on without McNabb, Childress seems terrified to bench a blundering and attention-craving Brett Favre (side note: Did you ever think you’d consider releasing Sage Rosenfels as a bad idea?). He also has no command of or respect from his team. How you challenge Percy Harvin’s work ethic while injured is beyond me. The only thing Childress seemed to take away from his time with Reid was how to lose in the playoffs. Though it isn’t entirely his fault. The defensive line has been nearly non-existent this season while the secondary continues to look despicable (maybe letting Sharper walk wasn’t such a great idea after all). Week in and week out, the team has looked defeated while getting defeated. If it weren’t for porous end of the game displays by the Arizona Cardinals and the Detroit Lions, we’d be looking at Vikings team going into week 10 with a 2-6 record, at the cellar of the hardly demanding NFC North. Maybe it doesn’t matter who the coach is or whether they have a loudmouth future Hall-of-Famer or not. Maybe it just isn’t the Vikings year. It happens. Sometimes businesses end up in the red at the end of the year.

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ALCOHOL DWIs and underage consumptions can affect EPOCHE´ Group hopes to be a positive influence on important issues employment opportunities, insurance rates, grad school

have in-class workshops to include students in our activities. We are also going to have projects in the local community,” Moody said. Through initiatives, projects and workshops, members of Epochè hope to have great influence on important issues that range in both scope and breadth. “Looking back on the major social changes in the United States, even as recent as the 20th century, one can see that these changes only occur when the people unite to get their voices heard,” said Andrew Brown, a member of Epochè. Epochè wishes change perspectives of the social institutions controlling the American Government. “Apathy, greed and lethargy are social diseases that must be eliminated. The problem I see is that people have an individualistic mindset rather than realizing that there are communities out there with the same ideals. I believe a lot of this has to do with the overarching, pervasive, popular culture of America,” Moody said. Both the culture and politics of American government are directly related to the objectives of Epochè. “Far from being what politicians like to denigrate as ‘flip-flopping,’ informed or changed viewpoints that grow out of enriched understandings should be

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hospitality and support. While walking through Mankato, the marchers will be staying at the Centenary United Methodist Church. Avra Johnson, in the department of academic affairs, is a supporter and sponsor at the church. Johnson said this year is their third time since 2006 that they have had marchers stay. The marchers will have two meals during their stay. All members of the church get involved with caring for the marchers, such as by making desserts. “It is a wonderful opportunity to mingle with people telling their stories and is always a great joy,” Johnson said.

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continued from 1 something to which we all aspire. Epochè is one vehicle to achieve this end,” said Ronald Schirmer, an anthropology professor. There is a wide array of issues the members of Epochè have previously discussed or plan to discuss in the future in hopes of encouraging action toward the betterment of the world around us. “We have already discussed propaganda and the media, and we are planning on having movie events for education, climate change, biodiversity, obesity, water management, etc,” Brown said. “We think that controversial and even offensive topics tend to make people angry, which leads them to ask questions, and this is exactly what we want. We are open to all topics; if anyone has an idea for a movie/discussion event, they can raise the issue at our next meeting.” Students who wish to join the organization must be concerned with intellectual issues. “We are looking for individuals interested in intellectual activities and willing to make a positive change in the community,” Brown said. Individuals who wish to join the intellectual organization may contact members via e-mail (morgan. or Andrew. or Facebook. They can also attend one of the meetings.

brought up on a separate charge for the accident though. Wells said a first time underage consumption offense with no other charges is now a payable fine. That means the offender does not have to appear in court unless he or she chooses to, and the fine of $177 just needs to be paid. This hasn’t always been the case though. Milow said in the past, Blue Earth County was more proactive with underage consumptions. The penalties used to include a higher fine and the person usually had to go to court, but the state of Minnesota changed it to a straight fine within the last few years. All consecutive offenses are now just a fine as well. Milow said though it varies by employer, a DWI can definitely affect a job search. He said perspective employers might not even look at an applicant who has a DWI, especially if the job involves driving. “If you look at the insurance aspect, especially if there’s a company vehicle involved, they’re not going to want to hire somebody that has a record of drinking while driving,” Milow said. He said he has seen underage consumptions affect job searches when people attempt to hide the offense from an employer. Wells said she has heard of alcohol-related offenses affecting students’ job searches and even graduate school acceptances. It can also impact insurance rates and the ability to get insurance. “DWI has a more long-lasting effect, obviously. It’s on your record forever,” Wells said.

Fourth-Degree DWI Misdemeanor -30 days jail (all stayed) Driving class ($30 fee) -Average fines and fees $602 -One year probation -Chemical Use Assessment (supervision fee of $180) ($125 fee, possible treatment -Possible no use provision and other classes) (of alcohol/drugs) -Mother’s Against Drunk

Third-Degree DWI Gross Misdemeanor -180 days jail (150 stayed), 30 Driving class ($30 fee) served staggered in 10 day -Two years probation stretches (supervision fee of $240) -Average fines and fees $802 -No use/possession -Chemical Use Assessment provision, search and ($125 fee) seizure by police -Mother’s Against Drunk

Second-Degree DWI Gross Misdemeanor -365 days jail (275 stayed), 90 -Three to four years served staggered in 30 day probation ($240 supervision stretches fee) -Average fines and fees -No use/possession provision, $1,200 search and seizure by police -Chemical Use Assessment -30 days with an electronic ($125 fee) home monitoring device -Mother’s Against Drunk each year (average fee of Driving class ($30 fee) about $350)

First-Degree DWI Felony -180 days jail served in 60 -No use/possession day stretches provision, search and Stayed sentence seizure by police -Average fines and fees -30 days with an electronic $1,000-$4,200 home monitoring device -Chemical Use Assessment each year (average fee of ($125 fee) about $350) -Mother’s Against Drunk -Not allowed to enter establishments whose Driving class ($30 fee) primary purpose is the sale -Five to seven years of alcohol probation

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FLIGHT Team receives some university funding, not in danger of being cut due to RSO status continued from 2 the team’s focus on safety at the competition (a huge emphasis in aviation). In my mind, the MSU team demonstrated the safest operations of any team at the competition.” NIFA also sponsors the National SAFECON competition, hosted by Ohio State University on May 16-21. Ceminsky said the team’s goal this year was to place among the top two teams in the regional competition, which would ensure it would go to Nationals. “We worked really hard in preparation for this year’s competition for one simple reason, to go to Nationals,” Devine said. “Flat out, we want to eventually win the National competition. When the judges announced it they said that they checked and rechecked all the numbers to make sure it was correct, it was the closest margin they had ever seen dividing those that go to Nationals and those that do not. Needless to say, our team was upset, but we held our heads high knowing that we had done our best and truly exceeded expectations.” While the team barely missed Nationals, team members learned

that they could send a petition letter to NIFA headquarters outlining why they should be allowed to go to Nationals, which they have now written and sent. They are waiting for the response. “If we get this bid to Nationals, it will be the first time we have been there since 2003 and a major leap forward for this team and this program,” Devine said. Ceminsky said he still sees the team as a serious challenger against other Midwest university teams, saying he is confident it could perform well on a national level. “MSU aviation students are very capable of [competing and placing at Nationals],” Ceminsky said. “This would be great for both the aviation program and the university as a whole.” While the aviation department had some tense times last year when departments were being threatened with cuts, Ceminsky and Devine both said they see no danger in MSU losing its Flight Team. Part of the reason is because the Flight Team is an RSO, not a sports team. The team still receives funds from the university (the aviation department provided $3,000

for flying practice and travel cost), and North Star Aviation also provides generous funding, including 10 percent discounts on airplanes and $1,000 for practice and competition. In addition, the team recently received a donation from the Mankato Regional Airport Commission. Members also pay a fee to join the team and participate in fundraising activities throughout the year. Still, team members had to pay about $500 out of pocket towards the competition and flying on the team. “We feel that any fundraising we can do to help out the airport, flight school, aviation department, or the university is a priority and we can branch out from there,” Devine said. “Regarding funding from the university, the aviation department has actually increased its funding this year, probably because they see the intense commitment the team has to doing well.” Devine said that, compared to other universities that sometimes pour as much as $50,000 into their flight teams, the MSU Flight Team is doing extremely well. “From my personal experience, I would say that our performance

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resulted in the biggest bang for the buck any flight team or department could expect,” Devine said. “This is due to the sheer determination of team members to succeed and further

this program in any way they can. The Maverick Flight Team members have invested in and sacrificed more for the success of this team than anyone and they deserve the credit.”



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Tim Masias and Steve Ridler found themselves unemployed, having lost their jobs due to the economic downturn. They felt it was time to help stimulate the economy and create jobs instead of sit on their hands and wait for something to magically happen. That is when they came up with the idea of selling potato products. Masias and Ridler built their business from the ground up, which is a difficult

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Potatoes are hard not to love since they are easy to eat and go great with just about anything. Now there is a restaurant in the mall that serves spuds of every flavor and in every form, at your convenience and in a healthy and environmentally friendly way. Potato Kato opened seven weeks ago in the River Hills Mall food court in Mankato with a motto of serving its customers healthy and delicious snacks that they enjoy. “Potatoes are a staple food,” said Steve Ridler, co-owner and co-creator of Potato Kato and a Minnesota State Mankato student graduating this fall. Potatoes are a popular food item in the Midwest, especially for college students that are always on the go. Not only are the spuds tasty, they are healthy. According to, potatoes are a good source of vitamins C and B, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. They are very affordable too. “Most of our client base is students and young people,” said Tim Masias, Potato Kato’s other operator. With the targeted market being teens and college students, it is understood that students are on a budget and want delicious food they can easily afford.


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Abby Holst Who likes falling in love, anyway? If you so much as grunted at this statement, you may appreciate the rebellious nature of this year’s overwhelmingly hot style: edgy feminine. Vintage lace is no longer just for your grandmother’s tabletops – it’s taking over stores. Even when you walk past the clothing section at Target you see lace dress after lace top with lace sweaters and lace see-through zip-up hoodies and so on. This season, take some of this girlishness and beat the crap out of it. Vogue editorials are all about juxtapositions, whether it be swimwear featured on a mountaintop or a

crackhead wearing a ballgown: This is the contrast we’re going for. Menswear for women exploded last fall. Now let’s go further. Leather, meet lace; biker boots, meet floral dress; bad girl, meet good. Designer Alexander McQueen is the fearless British leader of this look, responsible for launching Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” in his 2009 fashion show as well as many of Gaga’s outfits (love, worship or hate her). He is also the man behind the famous skull print scarves seen on punk-appreciative stars such as Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashlee Simpson. Although these babies cost $375 a pop, there are plenty of cheap imitations out there. His 2010 line includes faux-hawks for girls, gold ammo print, black cuff gloves, red silk and ladylike tweed ripped to shreds. One designer is taking this “superficial” game of disparity and giving it some deeper meaning. Grace Sun’s inspiration this season is “soft armor,” which she says is influenced by the recession and other depressing current events. “I just wanted to create clothes that are more protecabby holst • msu reporter Chelsea Phillips, left, prepares for the upcoming Punk Rock Prom she organized. Jessica Pritchett, right, combines leather and lace to epitomize the bad romance look. Left: Kelley Osbourne walks in Betsey Johnson’s fall 2010 runway show.

tive that also hug your body,” Sun said in an interview with “So it’s like hardmeets-soft.” Another designer trying to make a statement in the same vein is Betsey Johnson. Renowned for her punky fun style and girly dresses, Johnson recently broke her own mold with a goth-inspired showing at New York Fashion Week. I admit with some embarrassment that I watch the show “Gossip Girl,” but if you’ve seen the show you know that the character Jenny, played by Taylor Momsen, has the goth princess look down to a T. With her long blonde hair, raccoon eyes and layers of black jewelry and studded lace, this “fashion student” could be considered a guideline. Show off your knowledge of goth glamour and get bad at the Punk Rock Prom coming up on campus Nov. 17, put together by sophomore music industry major Chelsea Phillips. The harmonious balance of delicate-meets-daring and a new outlook on femininity may give you something to “fall” in love with this year.

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Syed Rashid Munir is a natural storyteller. Soft spoken, yet very articulate, Munir has the composed personality of a philosopher. His voice doesn’t raise or lower with emotion. But with an excellent command of the English language and very specific word choice, he’ll tell stories — emotional, philosophical and unheard of to most. Munir is an international student attending Minnesota State Mankato on a singlesemester program. Born in Lahore, Pakistan, the eldest of four, Munir shares his experiences and perspectives on life through fiction. His father was a bureaucrat, and as a result would constantly be stationed to new places. “I traveled and changed schools a lot, until I was in about tenth grade,” said Munir. “However, I started writing around the age of 10 for school publications about events, national holidays and cultural events.” After completing the equivalent of a high school education in Pakistan, Munir moved back to Lahore and attended the Government College University, which became his home away from home for two years. He attended GCU as a pre-engineering student, but later realized he wanted to pursue economics and political science and decided to go to Lahore University of Management Science. At LUMS, he joined a chapter of Amnesty International, an international organization for human rights, and started writing politically motivated essays about the topic. The LUMS newsletter and magazines published Munir’s work, along with publications The Political Animal and Luminaire. Much of Munir’s work was getting published around this time, but he was experiencing a transition state from his ab-

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Over the years, bipartisanship has consumed our national debates: Republican or Democrat, Batman or Superman, Miller or Budweiser. Lately, though, a new debate stirred the masses into dividing corners: 3-D film. “I think it’s just plain dumb,” said Wade Skogstad, a senior construction management major at Minnesota State Mankato. “It adds nothing to the movie and because I have to wear plastic glasses it ends up costing me more money. It’s worthless.” “I actually really like it,” said Laura Otremba, a junior theatre major. “I saw ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and it was fantastic. The 3-D worked really well and it was a lot of fun.” With Hollywood choosing to release more and more movies in 3-D, the debate continues to grow, and not just within the fan base. Filmmakers are now having to decide whether their films will be shot using 3-D cameras. Christopher Nolan (“Memento,” “The Dark Knight”) reportedly had to fight Warner Bros. studios to not film his next Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” in 3-D, opting to shoot once again in IMAX. “I’m not a big fan of 3-D,” said Wally Pfister, Nolan’s director of photography, in an interview with MTV News.

“I liken it to my View-Master I had 40 years ago. Are you really getting more out of the story with 3-D? When you separate those different planes and you’re creating artificial depth, it looks phony to me.” On the contrary, directors such as James Cameron (“Avatar,” “Titanic”) argue that 3-D can be used not as a special effect, but as a way of enhancing the story, adding something new the moviegoing experience that can’t be accomplished with only two dimensions. “From a director standpoint, I don’t want to constantly be reminding you that you’re sitting in a movie theater with a pair of glasses on watching a 3-D film,” said Cameron in an interview with the Discovery Channel. “I want you to be absorbed into the movie and really feel it.” The success of 3-D movies such as “Avatar” and “How to Train Your Dragon” may point to the fact that audiences want more movies to be released in 3-D. Interestingly enough, Abby Pope, a manager at Carmike Stadium 6 in Mankato, suggests the opposite. “People, in general, don’t seem to like (3-D movies) as much,” Pope said. “If they haven’t seen a 3-D movie before, they seem to think it’s kind of cool. But after their first, (the novelty) wears off.” Pope says the cost of 3-D is the biggest complaint she

gets about the films, which may be a reason why there has been a noticeable decrease in sales at the theater. “If the film was originally shot to be in 3-D and it is used right, then (the audiences) think the movie can be fun. But if it wasn’t shot in 3-D and it was just turned into 3-D, then it kind of sucks and it isn’t worth it,” she said. Donna Casella, an English and film studies professor at MSU, believes 3-D may be the next step in marketing movies to a dwindling audience. “This is a new marketing tool,” Casella said. “Color and sound advancements were pushed in the same way.” But that doesn’t stop Casella from looking at it with a critical eye and examining what the filmmaker may try to accomplish by using 3-D. “Like color, it changes the meaning of a film. While I don’t personally like it — I have hard time adjusting to it — I find it intriguing and plan to pursue it for our film studies program,” she said. The debate will rage on. Fans that are against 3-D will moan and complain, stating it does nothing for them. Yet still, most will go out and see their anticipated movie, 3-D or not. Movie studios will continue to produce 3-D movies as long as fans will continue to go out and watch them, plastic spectacles and all.


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One of the many ways Potato Kato is helping the community is that most of the food comes locally and supports the famers of Minnesota. With their efforts, Ridler and Masais hope to help stimulate the economy in Mankato and Minnesota. “Instead of standing in the unemployment line, we are trying to create jobs. We are trying to be part of the solution,” Ridler said. Soon they will be able to employ students in Mankato and offer them a fun place to earn cash and build their resumes. Not only are they building jobs and supporting the local community, they are also advo-

many possibilities, from baked potatoes to French fries and sweet potato fries to many other options. There are a variety of toppings and flavors to choose from to spice up the spuds. They also serve old-fashioned root beer sourced locally, among many other thirst-quenching beverages. Masias and Ridler anticipate that the River Hills Mall will not be the only location for their “spud-tastic” restaurant. They hope to bring it to the MSU campus in the near future and serve students directly. On top of that, they dream to branch out into different cities and possibly other states and countries and create a sit-down restaurant catered to students that will be a place for them to study, hang out with friends and have an afternoon snack. Despite the odds, Masias and Ridler press ahead, persevering toward success, the future, and what Potato Kato can bring to Mankato and the United States.

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cating eating healthy and being environmentally friendly. “Nothing is fried! It is baked!” Masias said. “The food is made fresh right in front of the customer as they order.” Potato Kato doesn’t use oils or iodized salts in the cooking, either, which makes the food lower in saturated fats and brings out more of the vitamins and minerals since the food is fresh upon ordering. Their methods of preparing only what the customer orders also reduces on waste, which makes their operation more environmentally friendly, compared to neighboring fast food restaurants that cook large quantities of food and throw away what doesn’t get eaten or sold. Their menu is also interchangeable and can be changed weekly to provide customers with new things to try. “We can alter our menu. Our menu (consists of) suggestions from customers on what they like,” Masias said. The menu is diverse and has

thing to do in today’s economy when banks are hesitant to provide financing for new small businesses. Masias and Ridler keep hoping that their delicious snack items will catch on and help build their dreams of giving back to the community.



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MUNIR “Dans L’amour” follows one character’s path to become a suicide bomber continued from 9

wale agboola• msu reporter Munir plans to return to Pakistan in December. With President Obama’s recent trip to India and worldwide eyes trained on Pakistan and its future, Munir’s work provides a current and unique view of the troubles facing his home.

stract style of writing to more philosophically inspired fiction. The political essays about elections and the socio-economic and political situation in Pakistan were starting to change. A more emotional, yet intellectual, style of writing was being

cultivated within him. Munir made his maiden attempt in philosophical fiction with “Dans L’amour (In Love),” which was published in the first issue of a journal named Scribble. “Dans L’amour” chronicles the mindframe of a suicide

bomber. Munir manipulates the mind of a troubled Pakistani youth to express the socioeconomic factors that drive an average individual to commit murderous acts, and how small of a role religion plays in pushing them to the edge.

In fact, according to Munir, religion is used only as a medium to pass an ideology. “I thought ‘In Love’ was the only way of expressing how committed these people become to their cause and eventually end up blowing themselves up,” he said. “Kulumbashe” was Munir’s second story. He invented the word, and, throughout the story, the meaning of the word changes. The story revolves around a doctor who visits a disease-stricken, colonized African island hoping she can save it with science and technology. She is a modern woman and doesn’t believe in spirituality. Later on, she realizes she has her own demons to exorcise, and is aided by a shaman. Throughout the story, her dead father speaks to her in her dreams and mumbles the word “Kulumbashe,” which changes meaning in every section. The doctor goes from being tormented by the thought of not being able to save her father to realizing it wasn’t her fault. “I wanted to convey how words sometimes have no

standard meaning. They often change with the context,” Munir said. Munir’s work is inspired by post-modern and post-colonial literature. “I am very inspired by the work of the late Edward W. Said and Homi K. Bhabha,” he said. He also believes his biggest motivators are his parents. “They too write, even though not professionally.” He said he has always looked at them as an inspiration. Coming to the U.S. as an exchange student has had a definite impact on Munir’s writing. According to him, the writing style he notices of others in academic papers, essays, articles, etc., is very straightforward. “You can’t beat around the bush here,” he said. Currently, Munir is studying political science at MSU through his scholarship program and plans to fly back to Lahore before Christmas this year. He intends to continue to write and pursue his goal of working for the various U.N. Missions and the foreign office in Pakistan.

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END OF THE ROAD FOR MAVERICKS After losing to Winona State, the Mavericks will be on the outside of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four years LEE HANDEL

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Same place. Same team. Same story for the Minnesota State Mankato women’s soccer team, as it was beaten for the second time in two weeks by rival Winona State in Winona, this time falling 1-0 to the Warriors. The latest heartbreaking onegoal Maverick loss to top-seeded Winona came in the semi-finals of the NSIC Tournament and all but ended the team’s promising season. This marks the second straight year that the Mavericks were eliminated from the conference tournament by the Warriors. However, unlike last year, this loss serves as a season-ender. This is because the Mavericks likely needed to advance to the NSIC Championship game and win it if they were to have any chance of making the NCAA tournament for the fourth year in a row. As is often the case when these bitter rivals match up, the first half was very physical and intense, as neither team scored in the opening 45 minutes. The Mavericks wanted to send a

shannon rathmanner • msu reporter The Mavericks finished the 2010 season with a 11-8-1 overall record and an 8-4-1 NSIC record which was good for fourth in the conference.

message that they were still the cream of the crop in the NSIC conference, and it showed in the opening half when the team committed seven fouls and enforced their will on the Warriors. This resulted in three shots on goal for the Mavericks and none for Winona in the first half, as MSU controlled play for the

most part. The second half was just as tight until the Warriors finally capitalized on a scoring opportunity and put a shot past freshman Maverick goalkeeper Brittany Cygan for the 1-0 lead. Winona was the top seed of the tournament largely because of their great team defense, and

they were as tough to score on as ever once they took the lead. Despite their best efforts, the Mavericks fell 1-0 to the Warriors despite holding a 5-3 edge in shots on goal. Sophomore forward Nicole Dooher had two shots on goal for the Mavericks and Cygan made two saves in goal in the

hard-fought loss. Dooher was later named to the All-Tournament team. The defeat dropped the Mavericks to 11-8-1 on the year and ended their season, which closes the book on a great run for seniors Laura Leber, Jessie Audas, Ann Kincaid and Emily Petrovich.

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Mavericks earn first sweep of season vs. SCSU LEE HANDEL

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Through the first eight games of the season, the Minnesota State Mankato women’s hockey team was playing much better hockey than its 2-5-1 record indicated. With the brutal October schedule behind them, which featured six games against three of the top teams in the nation, the Mavericks were finally able to enforce their will on an opponent in a weekend home sweep of rival St. Cloud State. SCSU entered the weekend winless on the year and desperate for points, but the Mavericks put them away early Friday night at All Seasons Arena and won 4-1. MSU controlled play in Saturday’s game as well, capping off the impressive series sweep of the Huskies with a 4-2 victory. This year’s roster under second-year head coach Eric Means


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has a lot more depth and upside than last year’s squad, which finally resulted in some winning efforts over the weekend. While the underclassmen were surprisingly carrying the bulk of the scoring load against some of the WCHA powers early in the season, the upperclassmen finally came up big in the sweep of SCSU. The Mavericks put the Huskies in an early 1-0 hole on Friday when junior blue-liner Ariel Mackley scored her first goal of the season just over two minutes into the game. Mackley’s third career goal was assisted by junior forward Emmi Leinonen and senior forward Nina Tikkinen. The Mavericks doubled their firstperiod lead to 2-0 when freshman Kathleen Rogan notched her

her first career goal team-leading sixth as a Maverick. Junior goal of the season goaltender Alli Altmann on another pass from was strong in net for the Tikkinen. Mavericks, picking up “Our girls did a 17 saves in the big win. good job of coming Saturday’s game out and establishfeatured more of the ing the pace of the Mavericks’ newfound game,” said Means. depth and upside, as a MSU was not whole new cast of playdone scoring in the Eric Means ers put forth good efforts second period, as in the 4-2 triumph. The junior forward Moira Mavericks took the first lead yet O’Connor tallied her third goal again when freshman forward of the year on assists from junior Tracy McCann converted on a defenseman Jackie Otto and Tikrebound off a shot from sophokinen. The helper gave Tikkinen more blue-liner Emilia Andersson three for the game, good for the to make it 1-0. MSU went up 2-0 first three-point game of her on Tikkinen’s first goal of the seacareer. son midway through the second The Huskies cut the deficit period. She scored on a nice lead to 3-1 with a power play goal pass from sophomore forward later in the second period, but the Lauren Smith. Mavericks put the game on ice in The lead grew to 3-0 towards the third period when freshman forward Darion Bruyere scored the end of the second period when

McCann scored her second goal of the game and third of the season. However, the Huskies scored two straight goals in the third period to get within one, 3-2. But the Mavericks wouldn’t be denied their first home sweep since 2008, as Leinonen sealed the 4-2 win on the power play with her third goal of the season. The Huskies did show more fight in this game, putting 29 shots on freshman goaltender Danielle Butters. Butters held her own, however, saving 27 of them and earning the win in net. “We were good on the penalty kill, we were good on the power play, and we got some timely saves,” said Means. “It was good for our girls to get a sweep and put two wins together.” The Mavericks (4-5-1, 3-50-0 WCHA) face the Ohio State Buckeyes on the road this weekend.

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My MMA Experience, Chilly’s future and your Minnesota Timberpuppies

sports editor You may be wondering why the MMA article that I promised you isn’t here. As I was sitting in my office today, dreading doing anything physical at all, including play College Town on Facebook, which by the way is exhausting, I received a text from Cory Anderson. I have been shadowing Anderson over the last week while he goes to boxing and other sorts of MMA practices. This included lifting and running every Monday and Wednesday. Thankfully for me, Anderson told me he wasn’t feeling well Monday Thank God. I went deer hunting this weekend and shot a 6-point buck. Yes, I lift weights and go deer hunting. Almost like I am a real man or something. Weird. While dragging the buck through the woods with my cousin Chris, my hamstrings stared burning like a bottle of Everclear on an oven burner. Seriously, I couldn’t do it anymore. My cousin Chris goes, “What’s up with you?” I explained the story to him and he goes, “You of all people are doing this? Ha, moron.” He was a wrestler in high school and urged me to join. I did. I believe my record was 1-12 overall. I was pinned 10 times. Don’t Google it, please. I am embarrassed. Sidenote: My mom has a picture of me in my wrestling singlet during 9th grade. I look like a chubby kid who just shit his pants, “What the hell am I doing here?! Get me out now! Ahhhh!” I will be going to boxing practice tomorrow with Anderson and working out on Wednesday. I will have an article on Thursday, if the “Cheeseburgler” doesn’t kill me. I really wanted to talk about the Minnesota Vikings situation. The win yesterday was a huge victory, and winning heals everything, right? Not exactly. There have been a lot of people calling for head coach Brad Childress’ head, and maybe rightfully so. He is a bad play caller (there was a reason why Andy Reid called the plays in Philadelphia), doesn’t get along with our quarterback and may or may not molest children. Fear the stache! The guy has no personality and never really does anything exciting. We see guys like Rex Ryan and go, “Wow, let’s get this chunky guy on our team!” Chilly has made some mistakes and I am not a fan of his third and 10 draw plays either, but the numbers don’t lie.

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Mavericks demolish SMSU Minnesota State defeated Southwest Minnesota State 53-7 in front of 1,877 spectators on a windy Saturday afternoon at Blakeslee Stadium. The Mavericks – who scored all 53 of their points in the final three quarters – saw a pair of rushers surpass the 100-yard mark as junior running back Taylor Brookins (116 yards, 23 carries) and true freshman quarterback Jon Wolf (101 yards, 13 carries) each etched their name into the Maverick record book. The duo’s rushing performance marked the seventh time in school history that MSU has had a pair

of runners eclipse the 100-yard mark. The last time the feat happened was Sept. 19, 2009, when Jake Aberg rushed for 205 yards against Wayne State and Ernest Walker ran for 103. “Defensively, I thought we played a great game,” said head coach Todd Hoffner. “In our last four games we have played to a 3-1 record and we are starting to play better football right now. “ The Mavericks wrap-up regular season action against topranked and undefeated Minnesota Duluth, next Saturday at 1 p.m., in Blakeslee Stadium. - Courtesy of MSU Athletics.

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12 Civic Center Plaza • Mankato, MN web photo Is head coach Brad Childress responsible for Minnesota’s rough 3-5 start, or is he getting too much grief?

This is a guy, who after his first season, increased his win total by two wins each season. Granted, he won’t do that this season. Remember when he drafted Tarvaris Jackson? Yeah, shitty draft pick. Remember when he flew down to Hattiesburg, Mississippi multiple times to bring an elite quarterback to Minnesota? Is Childress responsible for Brett Favre’s urge to text pictures of his wang to females? Is he responsible for Favre throwing the ball off his back foot, too late and right in the arms of defenders? It’s not a bad play call if Favre decides to go left on a play that was supposed to go right. It’s bad quarterbacking. Remember when our receiving core looked worse than Pat Williams in a speedo? What did Chilly do about it? He suggested to go after Randy Moss. Moss came in, ran terrible routes, was a horrible influence to the receivers and clearly did not want to be in Minnesota. Childress thought this was detrimental to the younger players and to the heart of his football team. So he, in my opinion, did what was right. We lost a third round pick, but he took full responsibility for his mistake. It seemed like from the beginning that Minnesotans weren’t favorable of Chilly, but let’s let the season play out. I got a text the other day that sums it up pretty well, and its

from a very odd source also. “How much control does he have over grown men? He looks like he needs a hug.” Exactly. Is he the one throwing interceptions, not sacking the quarterback or dropping interceptions? Not all the blame falls with Chilly. Enough of that. The Timberwolves won me over in the second game of the season - a victory over a playoff team, the Milwaukee Bucks. But since then things have been as bad as a M. Night Shyamalan movie. Kevin Love and Wes Johnson have the league’s worst handshake (Youtube it), Rambis chooses to ignore the fact that Love is the best rebounding forward in the league and Corey Brewer is still on the team. I am not as confident in 26 wins as I once was. The Wolves have the Lakers twice, the Kings, Knicks, Hawks, Clippers, Bobcats, Thunder, Spurs and Warriors left this month. I would be pleased with wins over the Hawks (doable), Bobcats and Clippers, to give us four wins for the month. Not horrible. P.S. My name is on the wall for season ticket-holders at the Target Center. Is it sad it’s one of the top things to ever happen to me? And I had to pay for it to happen. It is sad, isn’t it? Have a good week guys.

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The Minnesota State Mankato men’s hockey team found themselves overmatched against Nebraska-Omaha over the weekend getting swept on the road. UNO proved why they are deserving of a No. 8 ranking as they overpowered MSU in both games. “I think we learned a lot about ourselves,” said head coach Troy Jutting. “I think some young guys learned a lot about what this league is about and the kind of effort you have to put forth.” Jutting was disappointed with how the team played Friday when they lost 5-1 and allowed two power play goals, but their effort Saturday had the coach pleased, especially since MSU was playing with a little depth due to injuries. Senior captain Ryan Galiardi didn’t make the trip to UNO as he stayed home to rest a lower-body injury. The forwards continued to take a hit as the team would go on to lose junior Joe Schiller and freshmen Chase Grant and Zach Lehrke all to injuries. This forced MSU to use freshman defenseman Danny Heath and senior defenseman Kurt Davis as forwards. Despite being hobbled, MSU played UNO tough Saturday. Two power play goals by Davis and sophomore forward Eriah Hayes had MSU down only 3-2 midway through the third period. But it again wasn’t MSU’s night. Shortly after getting within one, UNO put the dagger through the Mavericks heart when Johnnie Searfoss beat MSU goaltender Phil Cook after the MSU would lose the puck in the UNO zone. “They had a lot of odd-man rushes,” said senior defenseman Channing Boe. “You gotta give them credit; they’re a good team.” The two losses by MSU marks the first time they have been swept this season and dropped their record to 2-4-2 in WCHA play. The schedule doesn’t get any easier anytime soon for the Mavericks. The Mavericks still have two road series left before finally coming home starting with a trip to No. 15 Denver this weekend. MSU will hope a healthier roster will help generate some offense for a team that is starved for scoring. Davis still leads the team in scoring with nine points, the only Mavericks to be in the top-25 in scoring in the WCHA. After Davis, no other player is even ranked in the top-50 in scoring. The MSU forwards especially will need to start finding the back of the net.

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Div. OVR 8-1 10-0 6-3 7-3 5-4 6-4 5-4 6-4 5-4 6-4 3-6 4-6 2-7 2-8

VOLLEYBALL (NSIC) School Conf. OVR Concordia-SP 18-0 23-4 SW Minnesota State 16-2 24-3 Wayne State 14-2 25-3 Minnesota-Duluth 15-3 23-4 MAVERICKS 11-7 19-7 MSU-Moorhead 10-8 14-12 Augustana 10-9 14-14 St. Cloud State 7-11 12-14 Northern State 6-12 14-13 Bemidji State 6-12 12-14 Winona State 6-12 11-15 Upper Iowa 5-13 8-19 U-Mary 1-17 6-22 Minnesota Crookston 0-18 0-26

Sometimes momentum can is the name of the game. And don’t look now, but the Mavericks are gaining it quickly. As the Minnesota State University,Mankato volleyball team approaches the NCAA Regional Tournament, set to begin next week, the team taking care of business and leaving nothing to chance, starting with last weekend’s road trip. Four Mavericks reached double-digits in kills on Friday night and paced MSU to a 3-1 win over the home-team Northern State Wolves. Amanda Beekman, Megan Ysker, and Chelsea Fogarty all contributed 11 kills for MSU and Amanda Thompson chipped in 10. Beekman’s 11 kills propelled her to third on MSU’s all-time kills list with 1,386, passing former Maverick Ashley Nachreiner. “We played really well. We took care of business and did what we needed to do” said Fogarty. Continuing on its road trip, MSU traveled to Bismarck, North Dakota on Saturday afternoon and posted an emphatic 3-0 sweep over the University of Mary Marauders. Kimber Kuhl had an impressive night for the Maverick offense, running up 13 kills on an impressive .867 hitting percentage on the night. Thompson also got in on the action, hitting an impressive .471 on her way to 10 kills. MSU setter Brittany Stamer, who has run the offense all season long, continued to lead with 87 assists on the weekend, while emerging defensive star Samantha Dale contributed 28 digs over the weekend.

evening against the secondranked Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs. The Mavericks will “It kind of felt like we were look to avenge their September 25 loss at the hands of the starting to get on a good roll, so hopefully that carries over,” Bulldogs in Bresnan Arena. The Bulldogs are led by said Fogarty. the best blocker in the NSIC, The Mavericks will prepare defensive wall Alyssa Nelson, for their final two matches of and on offense by the regular season, Katie Kuffel and which include a April Hansen, both Friday night bout of whom are ranked against Bemidji State among the NSIC and a showdown leaders in hitting against No. 2 Minpercentage. nesota Duluth. “Duluth will be While Duluth may a big match for us, demand most of the but if we keep playattention, the Mavericks will first need to Chelsea Fogarty ing like we did this weekend we should focus on overcoming be ok,“ said Fogarty Bemidji State and “If we all do our job we’ll be the NSIC Defensive Player of fine.” the Week Brie Groskreutz on While the Mavericks are a Friday night. Groskreutz put safe bet to make the regional up 48 digs over the weekend tournament, momentum is a against MSU Moorhead and Minnesota, Crookston, and she tricky thing and two more wins could be exactly what they is third overall in the NSIC in digs per game, averaging 5.17. need to generate a little noise heading into the post season. After Bemidji State, the Mavericks will likely play their last home game of the season at 4 p.m. on Saturday


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