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Athletic Director Bradley Fired Adam M. Hawks
Chancellor gives AD walking papers less than a year on the job On January 18, Chancellor Donald Blackketter dismissed Montana Tech Athletic Director Charles Bradley after he was hired in May of 2013. In protest of the dismissal of Bradley, the Lady Orediggers’ basketball coach, Deann Craft, resigned in the afternoon. Chancellor Blackketter addressed the Lady Oredigger basketball squad prior to their game against LewisClark State College and told them that Montana Tech remains committed to the women’s squad. Assistant Coach Lindsie Wilson has been promoted to the interim head coach of the Lady Oredigger basketball squad for the remainder of the season. Former Montana Tech football coach Bob Green has been named interim athletic director.
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Are Tech Students Happy? Macy Ricketts In October of 2012, the Princeton Review revealed a list of the nation’s unhappiest colleges. Montana Tech just so happened to top the list, as the US’s #1 Unhappiest College. Tech’s ranking has since fallen to number 10 on that list, but the question still remains: Why are Montana Tech students so unhappy? The list, compiled based on thousands of student reviews, contained mostly military academies and engineering schools, which the Review attributed to these school’s rigorous coursework and long hours. But does this issue go deeper? Lexi Turkenburg started out her freshman year at Tech studying Electrical Engineering. After her first semester, she decided to transfer to the University of Idaho. Turkenburg attributed overall student unhappiness to the lack of student engagement in activities. “I didn’t like that there weren’t a lot of opportunities and activities that were easily accessible to students,” Turkenburg said. “And if there was, there was very little participation.” Enrollment Services Employee Melissa Harrington said that the rate of returning students in the fall of 2012 was fairly high. 69 percent of the fall 2012 freshman class—a sample population of students—returned to Tech. North Campus counselor Joyce O’Neill said coming to college is a shock for most people and could be part of the reason students—freshman in particular—experience unhappiness. Continued on page 2.
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Charles “Tub” Bradley is a former University of Wyoming, Academic All-American, and three time All-Western Athletic Conference player. Bradley was drafted 23rd overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1981 draft and played three seasons in the NBA. Bradley then entered coaching and was an assistant coach for the University of Wyoming, San Diego State University, and Brigham Young University. Bradley was the head coach of Metro State University and Loyola Marymount University.
“College is a transition time—a lot of students are looking for a good fit. Often school is harder than they expect. I get some students coming in feeling like they’ve been hit with a freight train.”
Bradley did not understand why he was dismissed as Athletic Director. In an interview with the Montana Standard, Bradley has retained W. Wayne Harper as counsel. According to Bradley, he was not given a reason for the dismissal from Chancellor Blackketter. Also in the interview conducted by the Montana Standard in Harper’s office, he insinuated that there were some conflicts from athletic boosters. Bradley retained Harper to find the reason for his dismissal. In a statement to the Technocrat, Chancellor Blackketter said the search committee for a new athletic director will start immediately. Chancellor Blackketter told the Technocrat that the new athletic director’s priority will be to graduate our student athletes. In a televised interview to KXLF, Chancellor Blackketter mentioned that Bradley was dismissed because of a difference in philosophy. Chancellor Blackketter did not comment further on the dismissal of Bradley. In a letter obtained by KXLF from Chancellor Blackketter addressed to Bradley, the former athletic director will be paid the remaining four months on his contract. Most employees of the athletic department are hired on a year-to-year basis, including all coaches, the athletic director, and the training staff.
O’Neill went on to say that Tech is an “academically rigorous” school, and many students aren’t prepared for what that phrase entails. Paul Beatty, associate vice chancellor for student affairs at Tech, said the Princeton Review’s listing is an inaccurate reflection on Montana Tech as an academic institution. “I’ve heard that survey had one question on it, and it simply said, ‘Are you happy?’ Well, that could mean a number of things. Does that mean you are happy with Tech or Butte? Are you happy in your relationship?” Beatty revealed the results of last year’s Student Satisfaction Survey, a survey that asks students questions about their overall approval of Montana Tech. The student ratings have been consistently high over the past several years, ranking slightly higher than the national average. Beatty, however, said the Associated Students of Montana Tech are “concerned about student involvement.” “We need more students to go to the [athletic events at Tech],” he said. Beatty commented that the majority of students transferring from Tech do so for various reasons. “Most students that are withdrawing do so for reasons other than that they don’t like the school. I had a basketball player in here withdrawing because the coach quit. She liked her classes, but the coach that recruited her quit. Others do so for financial reasons—either it’s too expensive and they have to get a job, or they have a spouse moving. “I haven’t had anybody this year come to me and say they were leaving because they don’t like Tech,” Beatty said. “The overall data we collect shows that students are satisfied.”
Bringing the Arts Back to Butte David Hannant
the IBRC on February 1, the beginning of multiple classes provided by the IBRC, and a resurgence of the Uptown Butte Art Walk on February 7. For more information on the Imagine Butte Resource Center, the Empty Bowls Project, or to get involved with classes/projects please visit their website at: www.IBRC.me
BUTTE-On a frigid day in January, members of Buttes community met in the newly remodeled Foreground Gallery to, according to gallery curator Olivia Everett, “unite Buttes creatives; [and] to survey and support ongoing projects, while celebrating the exchange of new ideas.” Teachers, artists, gallery owners, collectors, public officials, and makers alike, all united under this one idea, to speak to a packed house for the third annual Butte Art Symposium. Topics included an artist residency program for the city, the success and continuation of the Montana Folk Festival, public sculpture, and the development and delivery of the Imagine Butte Resource Center (IBRC). With the introduction of the IBRC comes a major impact into the cities often-starved artistic community. Beginning in February 2014, the IBRC will offer printmaking, figure drawing, painting, and multimedia classes; in addition to, creative writing workshops, community critique nights, and community dinners. All of which are available at humble costs for those interested. Furthermore, Mike Kujawa, a teacher at Butte High and advisor for the Butte High Art Club, acquainted the audience with the Empty Bowls Project for Butte. The Empty Bowls Project is also known as an “international grassroots effort to fight hunger”, and the group seeks potters, craftspeople, and anyone else looking to get involved with Buttes community, to create handcrafted bowls. After creating the crocks, guests from the community will partake in a simple meal of soup and bread where, for a small donation, they keep their bowl as a reminder of all the hunger in the world. Proceeds from the dinner are donated to the local food bank. As Butte moves through these quiet months and steadfastly forward into spring, the artistic community is in tenacious pursuit of support from the city’s dynamic population. Throughout February, we can expect to see the soft opening of
http://www.emptybowls.net Or The Foreground Gallery located at 66 West Park Street in Uptown Butte
Affordable College Textbook Act Jessica Tonkin Textbook costs are one of the most overlooked costs of going to college. Recent figures from The College Board claim that the average college student spends an estimated $1,200 on textbooks each year. In fact, reports released in the summer of 2013 by the Government Accountability Office states that textbook prices have increased by 82% since 2002. Congress took the initial step to address this issue in 2009 with the Higher Education Opportunity Act to “improve textbook price transparency.” But a recent GAO report (June 2013) concluded that the bill “did little to control overall costs.” Even cost cutting measures like renting and purchasing used books is becoming too expensive. “I do get some of my books from the bookstore, but I also buy some of them online to save a little money if I can,” said Duncan Brass, a sophmore in the Liberal Studies Department. This is not at all uncommon for many college students. A report by Book Industry Group states 1/3 of college students said they downloaded course content from an unauthorized website, and 31% photocopied pages from another student. Fortunately, legislation filed in November 2013 would create a competitive grant program to expand the use, access, and distribution of free online textbooks. The new bill strives to make textbooks affordable. The Affordable College Textbook Act was filed by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), and. Al Franken (D-Minnesota). Durbin says an “open textbook project” could help make the cost of attending college more affordable. Durbin states he was inspired to draft the Affordable College Textbook Act after he learned book publishers were frequently updating textbook editions with little changed content in an effort to increase costs. The bill is intended to “support pilot programs that expand the use of open textbooks in order to achieve savings for students.” An open
textbook is a textbook licensed under an open copyright license, and made available online to be used freely by students, teachers, and members of the public. “It will help provide cheaper alternatives to traditional textbooks and keep more money in the students’ pockets where it belongs,” says Franken. A 2011 survey by the Public Interest Research Group stated 7 out of 10 undergraduates admitted to skimping out on purchasing at least one textbook. “One of my textbooks this semester cost me $250 at the bookstore, but I had to have it, so I had to buy it,” said one Tech student who wished to remain anonymous. She also mentioned that she spent so much money on textbooks that there was one textbook she couldn’t afford to purchase, and now she is trying to pass that class without a book and is “hoping for the best.” This type of open textbook program has already been successful at colleges in Illinois. By providing resources and incentives through the grant program, this could provide an expansion to allow for greater impact for more open textbooks to more campuses in more states.Using open textbooks could reduce course material costs for students by 80%, and in some cases eliminate it entirely.
President No Longer Worried About Obamacare Adam M. Hawks
SOTU attempts to restore America’s vision With a 43% approval rating, President Obama went before a divided Congress to deliver the annual State of the Union address. This year’s address featured America’s push to use more natural gas, income inequality, gender inequality, and a focus on creating a stable Middle East. Understanding the difficulty of working with a Congress that remains divided in the House and Senate, and increasing pessimism from the American public, President Obama hoped to set a Congressional agenda prior to the midterm elections in November. “As President, I’m committed to making Washing work better, and rebuilding the trust of the people who sent us here,” said President Obama. President Obama attempted to rebuild the vision and belief in the American dream of prosperity. The president even addressed the increasing public support for increasing the minimum wage. The president wants to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. “Americans understand that some people will earn more than others, and we don’t resent those who, by virtue of their efforts, achieve incredible success,” said President Obama. “But Americans overwhelmingly agree that no one who works full time should ever have to raise a family in poverty.” Perhaps the strongest statement of the night came on women’s equality in the workplace. The president hopes to bridge the income equality gap between men and women. Currently, women make less than men in the workplace according to the US Census Bureau. “Today, women make up about half our workforce,” said the president. “But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. A woman
deserves equal pay for equal work. She deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job. A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship – and you know what, a father does, too. It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a ‘Mad Men’ episode. “ Mentions of the failed rollout of the Affordable Care Act back in October were at a minimum. President Obama said the American public was tired of the House of Representatives voting 41 times to repeal Obamacare. The president also stated that the Full Faith and Credit of the American people will not be abused again after the government shutdown in October. As a result of that shutdown, a NBC-Wall St. Journal poll shows that 63% of Americans feel that the United States is going in the wrong direction. The last ten minutes of the speech directed America’s foreign policy efforts to the volatile Middle East. With Congress looking to put tougher sanctions on Iran while the State Department is working with European nations to create a treaty with Iran to disarm their nuclear weapon program. The president also mentioned creating a Palestinian state, remaining committed to the security of Israel, and creating a Syrian state free from dictatorship and oppression. “Let’s remember that our leadership is defined not just by our defense against threats” said President Obama. “But by the enormous opportunities to do good and promote understanding around the globe, – to forge greater cooperation, to expand new markets, to free people from fear and want. And no one is better positioned to take advantage of those opportunities than America.” President Obama outlined an ambitious agenda to combat income inequality between the rich, middle class, and those in poverty. The president also wants to increase minimum wage, protect women’s rights, and finish an ambitious foreign policy in the Middle East. But with midterm elections approaching, and public trust in the government at an all-time low, can President Obama fulfill the agenda outlined in the State of the Union address?
Single with a Dog Kirstie McPherson
The Cliché of a New Year This time of year the television is plagued with diets with the same lame slogan of “New Year New You” and “Drop 40 pounds in two months!” When is the last time someone has come up with a new idea for a New Year’s resolution, one that doesn’t consist of a weight loss program that will nonetheless be forgotten when January is over. Well I have a challenge for all of you reading this. Make a one good resolution this year. In fact make three: one for you and your health, one for becoming a better person, and one for social health; and I’ll do the same. Over the last month I have been thinking on what I need to change in my life. For health I need to probably consider doing more than just walking up and down the giant hill to campus, so I am going to buy a stationary bike! For my second resolution, I am going to stop focusing so much on the big picture, and more on personal moments. I should stop buying so much stuff and spending so much money. Yes, I do realize that buying a stationary bike and saving money is conflicting. For the third resolution, I am going to stop going out to eat, inviting people to stay in, and take people with me and the dog on our crazy jaunts. I hope all of you reading this are prepared for an invitation to go snow shoeing on some new trails that I was told about recently. Or perhaps a weekend trip to the ocean! If you come up with some really great ones, or if you just want to tell someone about your new resolutions, I’m always listening!
What’s Next? All this talk of the New Year gets exciting! There is so much newness going around and people’s optimism is almost contagious. There are very few things in this big bad world that a crazy girl isn’t willing to try (other than the obvious). I’ve thus far told you stories of me and my dog trying to be adventurous and how that often turns into complete and utter chaos for myself and those I pull in with me.
I have several plans for this upcoming year including traveling to China, maybe doing a bit of bungee jumping and sky diving in Oregon, and even a few intellectual things such as learning a new language. There are also some plans in place of starting a new business, and expanding on some of the already time consuming endeavors I have going on. I have stuff planned, but mostly just far off ideas on what this year should look like. To get to the point and make it a nice and simple article that takes fewer words than usual I would like to ask you all a favor. Please write to me and give me some ideas of new adventures I could go on and during the rest of the semester I will pick one a month and write to you all about it. I look forward to reading all of your ideas! Make this year an adventure!
Montana Tech Science & Engineering Fair Looking for Judges Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair stimulates an active student interest in science and engineering, provides an exceptional experience for students through exposure to professional level judges, provides public recognition of talented students for their independent research efforts, and increased public awareness of the importance of science education in our society. Over 650 Southwestern Montana students participate in the Tech fair annually. Competitive science fair programs are a critical first element in presenting to students in grades 5 through 12 the opportunities and excitement present in science and engineering careers. The key to the success of these fairs is instilling in students a feeling of accomplishment and peer connection to their fellow competitors.
To ensure that each of our participating students has a quality experience, the fair must recruit over 200 judges to visit one on one with the students regarding their research. On Monday, March 3rd, judging is a halfday commitment, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for elementary students or 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM for junior high students. On Tuesday, March 11th, judges will be needed from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM to judge the high school fair and requires an advanced degree. If you can contribute three hours or more on Monday, March 3rd or Tuesday, March 11th toward this worthwhile cause, please contact Bernie Phelps, Judges Chair, at 496.4565 or email@example.com. To learn more about Montana Techâ€™s Kidsâ€™ College and Regional Science & Engineering Fair, please visit the Institute for Educational Opportunities website at http://institute.mtech.edu/ or contact Kehli Hazlett at (406)496-4691 or at KHazlett@ mtech.edu.
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Debunking the Career Fair Myths Kathlene McNamee With the 6th Annual CareerSmart Fair just around the corner, we would like to take a minute and debunk some of the typical “Career Fair Myths” you may have heard …. Myth #1: Career Fairs are ONLY for engineering students. This is one of our BIGGEST spring events! Currently we have 50+ companies coming to the fair. Over 20% of those attending are NOT engineering companies. They will be recruiting a wide variety of business, computer and healthcare students – both internships and full-time positions. Find out which companies will be attending by searching through your DIGGERecruiting account under “Career Events”. In addition, you’ll also see which companies are staying to conduct 2nd Day Interviews. Myth #2: Career Fairs are ONLY for upper classmen. What students don’t understand is attending the Career Fair has benefits on a variety of levels and those only looking to land an internship are missing a great opportunity. Many of the recruiters who attend our career fairs come year after year. They enjoy talking with the students – of all levels – and they remember the various students from event to event. This is an EXCELLENT chance to begin forming networking relationships with those recruiters you’d eventually like to receive an internship or job from later on during your academic career. But, you have to do your part!! A productive relationship is a two-way street. Employers tell us, RESEARCH the companies coming and target those that most closely meet the type you would like to work for in the future. The various company web pages are a treasure trove of information! You can find out what the “company culture” is, what projects they are currently working on, what their future goals are to name a few. Then when you ATTEND the fair, you can make an long-lasting first impression by asking them a quick question based on your research, thanking them for taking time to visit with you, and telling them how excited you will be to apply for their internship opportunities.
Myth #3: I don’t need an internship/full-time position yet, so it’s a waste of my time going to the CareerSmart Fair. Time is a valuable commodity in the Montana Tech students’ schedules. But why would you not want to ADD to your knowledge base of the various choices available to you in the very near future? Any time you can begin to explore the options and tighten your focus is a valuable investment – not a waste of your effort. Many of the recruiters who will be attending this career fair are Montana Tech alumni. They have so much to offer you in terms of what to look for in a future opportunity. Utilize this resource! Myth #4: I don’t need to pre-register to attend the fair. Pre-registration is not a requirement for attending the career fair. However, those students who do pre-register will receive a pre-printed name tag, depicting his/her year in school and course of study. The recruiters love these because they can tell at a glance so much about you that valuable time is not wasted in the standard questions. Now, earnest communication can begin quickly. Show an employer you are professional and prepared. Why would you not take a few minutes to pre-register through your DIGGERecruiting account when it can help in that valuable “first impression?” When pre-registering, be sure you UPDATE your DIGGERecruiting account, as this is where we will pull the information regarding your year in school, course of study, etc. to make the nametags. In addition, many recruiters will search your DIGGERecruiting account to learn more about you after meeting you at the fair. Be sure your account accurately reflects all the SKILLS and ATTRIBUTES you bring to the plate. Myth #5: Since I’m not looking for an internship/ full-time position, I don’t have to dress up or bring a resume. Once again, don’t waste a wonderful opportunity to make a lasting first impression! Show that you take this event seriously; that you appreciate the recruiters’ efforts to come to campus to visit with you; that you are (or will soon be) a Montana Tech student IN DEMAND! As always, if you have any questions, please visit the Career Services web pages, come by the Career Services office in the University Relations Building, Room 109, or call (406) 496-4140.
Oredigger Hockey Splits Home Games against Weber State
The Oredigger team will play one more home game on February 1. The Orediggers go on the road for their final three games of the season. Two games against the Cougars of BYU, and one more game against Weber State.
Adam M. Hawks
Victory against #3 ranked club team, largest win in team history BUTTE- The Oredigger hockey team continued their strong play at home with a 4-2 against the third ranked club hockey team in the nation, Weber State. In a game that featured a 41 save performance from goalie James Adamo and the Oredigger defense was the more physical squad against the more technical Weber State Wildcats. The physicality of the Oredigger squad and a rowdy home crowd saw four Wildcats being ejected in the third period. The Oredigger squad lost the following afternoon 4-2, but Coach Gordy Flanders was elated with the victory on Friday, January 24. “This is the biggest win Tech has ever had,” said Flanders. “Weber is the number three ranked team in the country, and the boys stepped up and never looked back. They played from the first drop of the puck to the last play to win. They overcame and won tonight.” The crowd Friday night was the largest crowd the Oredigger squad had hosted at the Butte Community Ice Center. With a crowd over the estimated 250 people, the crowd played a huge factor in the 4-2 victory. “This was our largest crowd we ever had,” said Flanders. “If Seattle fans are the 12th man, then our fans are the 7th man.” Adamo had high praise for his Oredigger teammates. But the goalie was impressed with the crowd. “When you have confidence in your team, and they have confidence in you, it makes it so much easier to play,” said Adamo. “We had the mascot come out, and the largest crowd we ever had. It feels good to play in front of a crowd like that.”
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Summit Snow Report Julia Rose Bryant
Dude, Where’s the Powder? With a late season- the hunt has begun for snow. It is hard to believe that this time last year the POW was dumping by the truck-load. Those who have ventured out can tell you, the mountains have: No coverage, No powder; NO snow at all! Mountains are still working to lay down their base. This could be a year of sledding and backcountry only. If most resorts close mid to late April and we finally get the Montana promise of snowfall by March, it will be a sledding season well into June! I spend most weekends at Big Sky- weekdays at Discovery. The coverage like most mountains has been disappointing. The weekend of January 25th and 26th, the skiing at Big Sky was great; dodged a few rocks, but well worth the trip up. Sunday surprised me, as a Canadian cold front brought snow in with a vengeance. Now if Canada could only send us the 8-10 inches Quebec Mountains seems to be getting, we will be in good shape. With storms ahead, the question lies, where to spend your weekend? Here’s a little look at what’s happening summit side from Disco to Whitefish. Please submit your ski/board/sled photos for next month’s edition to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Discovery Ski Area (Disco): 37 miles Please put away your brand new K2’s and borrow a pair of your dad’s vintage pistols- let’s not put a core-shot in your Seth Morrison’s. Discovery offers some great terrain for beginners to advanced riders. The problem with no snow is; your terrain is limited. Best to stay on the front side, cruzin’ blues for the day until a storm cloud sets itself up immediately on this local mountain. It needs some serious snow-love! Current conditions: Base 40” Student lift ticket: $40 full-day, $32 half-day Continued on page 11.
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Summit Snow Report cont. Big Sky Resort: 74 miles With Big Sky’s recent purchase and merger with Moonlight Basin Ski Resort (the other half of this massive mountain), Big Sky has truly become the biggest ski resort in America! The terrain varies from beginner to expert- with runs like “the Big Couloir” and 30 ft. cliffs to drop for risk seekers. Moonlight’s zero gravity terrain park is a must experience as well, wedged between “Runway,” and “Park Avenue,” through Six-Shooter chairlift. Once this mountain gets a foot of snow, we are in for business. Hidden powder dwells on the South Face of Lone Peak, interlaced between the untouched black diamonds and through the vacant trees. Take the tram up to the top and fly down “Liberty Bowl” or traverse from Lone Peak Triple lift. Due to the new merger, prices have increased. At a once steep $99, is now $79 per student! When the powder is fresh the extra twenty is more than worth a day on this mountain and when the powder is slim to none, a visit to Lone Peak Brewery in the lower Meadow Village for a pint of nitro-tap “Steep n’ Deep” makes the extra twenty non-existent. Current conditions: base 62” Student lift ticket: $79 day-pass
Current conditions: base 60” Student lift ticket: $41 full-day, $39 half- day Whitefish Mountain Report: 186 miles It has been a wishy-washy season for Whitefish. My sources say, it is hit and miss. One trip is epic, worth the money spent for driving and lodging, the next trip a total flop. This is a trip to double and triple check your “on the snow” phone app to be sure you’re making a trip out there for something FAN-TAS-TIC! I’ve only heard great things about the terrain; it’s only a matter of coverage, which unfortunately seems to be a reoccurring theme this season…February 8th starts the Winter Carnival Festivities in Whitefish with a rail jam, all you can drink beer, and a torchlight parade with fireworks! This is something to consider when planning your next weekend trip. Current conditions: base 79” Student lift ticket: $69 day-pass, Night Skiing offered 4-8:30pm, $20 Join Montana Tech’s winter sports club for skiing, boarding, sledding, and snowshoeing this season! Email me at jrbryant@ mtech.edu See you on the slopes!
Bridger Bowl: 81 miles Bridger Bowl has been the place to be these last few weeks, with a better than most start to the season. Bridger offers lots of diverse terrain, from chutes to beginner trails. The expert level, Ridge Terrain, which runs off of Schasman Lift, takes challenging skiing to a whole other level. This is a local’s mountain, so think laid back and do as the locals do. Current conditions: base 63” Student lift ticket: $51 Montana Snowbowl: 98 miles Located right outside of Missoula, Snowbowl has easy beginner trails and some epic tree skiing. No double blacks here, but if you are planning to hit up a few downtown night venues this is the place to spend your day!
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E d itor-i n-ch i e f : Adam M. Hawks
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Jessica Tonkin Jennifer Grant Kirstie McPherson
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In the January edition of the Technocrat, we printed the next film was Wreck-it-Ralph on February 7, 2014. Wreckit-Ralph was not the next film, but Enderâ€™s Game. We apologize for the mistake.