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MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017


Volume 70 | Issue 9

The gangway leading out to the dock sustained much of the damage from the flooding. This photo was taken on March 22. Facilities has since boarded off the gangway to keep people from going on it until it is properly repaired. Michelle Mills/Sentinel

Lake Coeur d’Alene floods NIC beach Michelle Mills Managing Editor

Picnicking would pose a slight challenge if people planned on doing it on the NIC beach about a week ago. The lake became a dark, rushing body of water that lapped up the legs of the picnic tables, crept up the trunks of trees, and submerged the dock. The flooding comes as a result of a prolonged period of freezing weather during the winter. The snow and ice that usually melts throughout the winter never did until spring when it all melted at once. That combined with the large amount of rain the area received during the

month of March contributed to the high water levels. To help with the flooding, the Washington Water Power Company has opened the dam, to let the water run through. “Those people are on top of it,” said Bill McElver, the physical plant manager. “They start letting out the dam full board when they know that they’re going to run into issues.” When the dam is open wider, the result is a much stronger current of moving water. And the more melt there is, the stronger the movement. “This time of year when they open it, and there’s that much water coming behind

it, it’s high and it’s moving really fast,” McElver said. “And that’s what creates some of the damage- the fast moving water.” One structure that especially took a hit from the flooding was the gangway leading down to the dock off the NIC beach. “We’ve never had this happen before, because I think the gangway is only four years old,” said Garry Stark, director of facilities operations. Stark said that the water reached a certain level where it would wash up against the concrete twoby-two panels which supported the gangway. As the

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Water levels made it up to the regular picnic areas on the beach, putting off any picnic plans visitors may have had. Michelle Mills/Sentinel

Time to vote in ASNIC elections. Who will be president? Caleb Weeks

Through my lessons of Vice Presidency, I have learned diligence, time management, communication skills, determination, and time on task work. I’d really say my top quality is genuine honesty, which I’ve learned to utilize in my roles here on campus. I love the work I’ve done for student government and I believe I can use my strengths and skills to help drive the team to accomplish their goals in ASNIC to benefit students.

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Why should you be elected for president? I should be President because I have experience. I know what it takes to help run ASNIC and keep everyone motivated and moving. I want to succeed and I want others to succeed as well. I want to help develop NIC for the better and create a positive impact on campus. I have what it takes to do this job from my previous experience, and I know I can do it. What are your best qualities and how will they benefit you in ASNIC?

Eduin Amador

Why should you be elected for president? I believe that I am a strong candidate to carry the responsibilities of president. I have leadership experience though out my life and education. I listen to and respect the opinions of others. I believe that the best decisions are taken collaboratively and thus I want to Caleb Weeks (left), the current ASNIC vice presient and interna- work as a team. What are your best tional student, Eduin Amador (right) are running for the position qualities and how will of ASNIC president. Photo courtesy ASNIC and Rebecca Pratt/Sentinel they benefit you in ASNIC? One of my strongest qualities is that I am a hard worker. I am a perseverant person


Log into Cardinal Sync to vote and view the full candidate biographies. Voting opens on April 10. “American Indian Heri-

tage Week really does have more of an understanding of the past, the current, and the future. ”

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with a very positive attitude. When I set a goal to achieve something, I work hard and diligently until I achieve it. Another strong quality is my friendly personality, which makes it easy to engage in conversation and establish relationships. I am a good listener, critical thinker and I like to make decisions based on analysis. I am an honest person with good values. I am a dedicated and focused student with many goals and I believe in my future.


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Rec Sports hosts activities, photo contest Pepper Root Staff Reporter Students gathered on the field behind the SUB for some ultimate Frisbee on Thursday. The next round will be held Tuesday Sept. 6 and Thursday Sept. 8 from 5-6:30 p.m. on the NIC soccer field. Anyone who wants to play can RSVP through Cardinal Sync to participate.

If you want to be a part of the rec sports events but do not want to hit the field, you can participate in the photo challenge. Recreation sports supervisor Jessica Bennett said they are asking participants and spectators to come take pictures at the events and then post them on your Facebook or Instagram including the hashtag #NICRecsportsPC. PC stands for photo challenge. Winners of the photo challenge will be announced at

(Top) Stephen Mount, 20, communications major participates in a game of ultimate frisbee on the NIC soccer field. (Right) A group of players battle it out on the field. (Below) Opponents lunge for the frisbee. Games are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7 p.m. All students are welcome. No experience necessary. Katie Hartwig/Sentinel

the end of each sport and will be awarded prizes including water bottles and T-shirts. Upcoming events that might offer a chance to play or take photos include flag football, volleyball and basketball. “Rec. sports are a great way to get involved, stay active and meet new people,” said Bennet. She is also looking to add some staff to her team as rec sports officials. Both work study and non-work study are welcome to apply.


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NIC theater department presents ‘Twelfth Night’ Mackenzie Connor Staff Reporter

(Top) Feste (Kelly Stagner) sung a number of songs in the production. (Top left) Mariah (Cassidy Tidwell) chastises Sir Toby (Brandon Miller) for celebrating too loudly late at night. (Bottom left) Viola (Jessica Sylvia Clarno) is consoled by the Captain (Carrie Lasher) after she becomes shipwrecked. (Bottom) Director Joe Jacoby talks to members of the cast. Katie Hartwig/Sentinel

Pumpkinfest by VarCiti club brings fall feels

Malvolio is also in love with Olivia, so they decide to play a joke on him with the help of the local Jester, Feste (Kelly Stagner). After months of intensive rehearsals, NIC Maria writes a letter to Malvolio that apstudents and instructors were finally able to pears to be from Olivia, professing her love for showcase all of their him and requesting certain hard work during behaviors. Malvolio obliges, “There’s really just that the opening show of and when he encounters Olivbond that comes as a ia, she believes that he is mad, Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night, or What You cast that is kind of hard due to his eccentric behavior. Will” on Oct. 20. The plot continues to beto find anywhere else.” come Audience members more convoluted until were amused by the the final scene when all is rejokes, confusion, and vealed, and the play closes. KELLY STAGNER outrageousness from In the time between tryFeste, the clown Shakespeare’s drama outs and the opening night, for about two hours. It the cast of the play spent was played out by a small cast from the NIC countless hours practicing and preparing their community, directed by NIC’s theater instrucperformances. Despite needing to replace a tor, Joe Jacoby. cast member two days before opening night, The plot of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night, the cast came together and didn’t miss a beat. or What You Will” follows a young woman “In every show you’re in there is this canamed Viola (Jessica Sylvia Clarno) and her maraderie that is kind of unbreakable,” NIC brother Sebastian (Zach Johnston), both of student Kelly Stagner (Feste) said. “But espewhom are shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria. cially when you get to dress rehearsals and the They each believe that the other is dead and actual performances (…) you really have to try to make their ways in the world alone. work as a team. There’s really just that bond Viola, disguised as a man named Cesario, that comes as a cast that is kind of hard to find starts to work under the Duke Orsino of Illyria anywhere else.” (Presley Dupuis) and quickly becomes one of Many actors and actresses say that their his primary servants. The Duke, who is in love favorite part of acting is seeing the show come with the countess Olivia (Piper Glover), sends together in its final form-- and it was no differCesario, who is actually Viola, to relay his afent for the people in the NIC play. fections to Olivia. “You fall in love with the show, and you fall Olivia, a countess, quickly falls in love with in love with the characters and the people that Cesario, not realizing that he is Viola. Viola, you get to work with for a couple of months,” meanwhile has fallen in love with Duke Orsino. NIC student Cassidy Tidwell (Maria) said. “It In Olivia’s house, lives Malvolio (Geoff feels really good knowing that all of you got Carr), her proper steward, who is extremely to work together as a team… It’s a really good disliked by Olivia’s Uncle, Sir Toby (Brandon feeling.” Miller), her lady-in-waiting, Maria (Cassidy NIC’s production of “Twelfth Night, or Tidwell), and Sir Toby’s friend, Sir Andrew What You Will” continues its run Oct. 27-29 at (Jonathan Breitkreutz). The three know that 7:30 p.m. There is no cost for admission.

Bridget Gant Staff Writer The feel of autumn was in the air while students from NIC’s VarCiti club met in the Student Union Building to host their second annual Pumpkin Fest. This festival was open to the public. An eclectic mix of music filled the foyer of the SUB while students gathered to socialize, carve pumpkins, sip cider and nibble pumpkin donuts on Oct. 14. The smell of raw pumpkin hung heavy in the air as the pumpkin carving contest progressed. Amber Yager, the VarCiti club president, distributed

some delicious prizes for the best carved pumpkins. The grand prize was a $25 gift card to Fire Artisan Pizza. And the second place prize was a $5 gift card to the Grumpy Monkey Coffee and Bakery. There was also a free raffle with prizes that included three $10 gift cards to Java On Sherman. “This was our second year doing the Pumpkinfest, and we intend on doing it every fall,” said Yager. The evening ended with fellowship and the announcement of the pumpkin carving contest and raffle winners. VarCiti is a young adult group based out of the Heart of the City Church in Coeur d’ Alene, and is open to those between the ages of 18 and 28.

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MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017

NIC freshman Jalen Burkett slams a huge dunk, effectievely adding two to his collective 97 points since the conference opener against Yakima Valley. NIC won against Treasure Valley Community College 91-89 with the help of Burkett’s 26 individual baskets. Katie Hartwig/Sentinel

Men’s basketball not perfect, but dominant Mackenzie Conner Graphics Editor

In the weeks since the start of spring semester, the NIC basketball teams have been playing on a quick-paced game schedule. In four short weeks, both the men and women have played eight games total, four on the road and four on the Cardinals’ home court. The men came back to school at the beginning of January and immediately banked four strong wins before they hit the road for the week. Prominent scorers have included Zaequan “Ziggy” Satterthwaite, Markus Golder and Jalen Burkett, while seasoned point-guard Sam Dowd carried his weight in assists and rebounds, as well as baskets. In their first game back from break, the Cardinal men won against Yakima Val-

ley College by nine points, 103-94, effectively kicking off conference play. On Jan. 14, the men pulled out a close win against Treasure Valley Community College 91-89, and then on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the men secured a more comfortable win against the #3 ranked Big Bend Community College 89-75. “It was good to get these two to regroup and get healthy to try to go get a couple on the road,” men’s head coach Corey Symons said. “The great thing from the last couple nights has been Jalen Burkett. He’s been being a little aggressive and he’s playing really well. He hasn’t been scoring a lot for us all year, but these last two games he’s been scoring and getting double-doubles. We rebounded the wall well and shot the ball well and we scored. It was a team effort and we just have to keep building on it.”

The next two games were not as kind to the Cardinals and resulted in two consecutive losses on the road. In a close game, Walla Walla Community College served the men their first loss, 98-95, after 13 straight wins. Despite collectively strong play, including a double-double from Golder, a last minute-bucket and two free throws won the battle for Walla Walla. Three days later the men lost again to Community Colleges of Spokane, 10194. Despite a lead at the half and a double-double from Satterthwaite, the Cardinals were unable to pull out a win. The next week, the Cardinal men, after a few days to reorient their play, were able restart their winning streak and take the next three games. On Jan. 25, the Cardinals had the home court advantage over Wenatchee Valley College and won 86-77.

“We struggled to shoot the ball today, but that’s the best thing: to figure out how to win when we’re not shooting the ball very well,” Symons said following the game against Wenatchee. “It was a big win for us coming off of two losses last week. It was good to get a win. “ The men then hit the road and won against Blue Mountain Community College 78-58, and then turned around to win against Columbia Basin College 81-55 three days later. Defense was key for both games, as the Cardinals were able to hold both teams to uncommonly low points. On Feb. 4 the men won against Yakima Valley College, 98-70. Golder led the Cardinals with 19 points, and Dowd had a double-double with 12 points and 10 assists. The men’s record is currently 7-2 in conference and 18-3 overall.

Lady Cards hope to rebound in 2nd half of season Mackenzie Conner Graphics Editor

The NIC Lady Cardinals returned to basketball in January and lost the first two conference games to Yakima Valley College and Treasure Valley Community College, despite strong play in both games. Against Yakima Valley, the women out-performed in every aspect of the game except shooting percentage, and against Treasure Valley, the ladies won the first three quarters before falling flat. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Lady Cardinals pulled out a strong win at home against Big Bend Community College. The women played as a unit through all four quarters, which resulted in double digit scoring for several players. Freshmen Gia Sorn and Lana Berg collectively scored 31 points, in addition to the 22 points scored by freshmen Cierra Dvorak and Whitney Meier. Sorn ended the game with a well-rounded 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 blocks, leading the Cardinals to a comfortable 73-49 victory. “I thought we played 40 minutes really well. We played the whole game,” women’s head coach Chris Carlson said. “The girls were just really determined to come out and set the tone for the second half. I think we had a strong second half because two nights ago we had a letdown [against Treasure Valley]. It was their determination that won the game.” The ladies then hit the road, and came up with two losses against Walla Walla Community College, 69-58, and Community Colleges

of Spokane, 65-48. On Jan. 25, the Lady Cardinals returned home and logged a 75-70 win against Wenatchee Valley College. Meier led the women in scoring and assists with 17 and three, respectively. Other scorers included Sorn with 16, Berg with 15, and freshman Charity Marlatt with 9. The game remained relatively close, but the ladies were able to hold on. “We just got back into practice and just worked harder and tried to get a little better,” Carlson said. “We had our court with a nice crowd, the band, the cheerleaders… it’s definitely positive. It definitely brings more energy for sure.” The following Saturday, the ladies won away from home against Blue Mountain Community College, 60-44. Sophomore Shayna Albert had the game high of 16 points for NIC, followed by Berg and Sorn with 10. Marlatt also helped the Cardinals with rebounding, which helped lead to the win. The Lady Cardinals then traveled to Columbia Basin College, where they fell, 83-67. Less than a week later, the women recuperated and won against Yakima Valley College 83-76, with three different players scoring in the double digits. Dvorak led in scoring with 20, followed by Sorn with 18, and Meier with 17. The ladies’ record is currently 4-5 in conference and 10-9 overall. The Cardinals will be back playing in Freshman Whitney Meier drives in for a layup against opponenets from Treasure Christianson Gymnasium on Feb. 8 against Valley. Meier has totaled 101 points this season. The ladies have seven more reguColumbia Basin College. lar season games before the post season starts in March. Katie Hartwig/Sentinel

DID YOU KNOW? Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.

Photo contest entries  

Four photos from NIC staff photographer Katie Hartwig.

Photo contest entries  

Four photos from NIC staff photographer Katie Hartwig.