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otterbein university thursday, april 21, 2011 vol. 92, issue 24

Cards chill polar bears 8 Otterbein snags Freshman’s drawings gain Student weighs in on U.S. budget woes 4 green award nod 3 gallery attention 5 photo by kristen sapp



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Confessions of a ...

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Procrastination princess

An easily distracted student offers her insight on how to be productive while wasting time I’ve spent a lot of time mulling over my procrastinating tendencies, most often in an attempt to procrastinate. In fact, it really dawned on me that I had reached a new level when I started looking up tips to solve procrasLINDSAY tination issues PAULSEN before writing a paper. The biggest problem is that this habit perpetuates itself. The more we procrastinate, the better we become at it and the more we do it. I’ve read countless articles about reforming this practice and they all say the same useless stuff. For example, one source says “just do it” when it comes to tackling your to-do list. That just doesn’t quite motivate me. Nor does it actually address the psychological enigma behind why we put off tasks until the everelusive tomorrow. I guess we could argue that it’s some kind of a survival mechanism in the sense that we try to delay our own death, but that’s a bit of a stretch. Regard-

and find the duds that can be thrown away. We all know how annoying it can be to go to quickly scribble something down and have to try five or six pens before you can find one that works.

2. Let’s look on the bright side of living in a dorm and having a refrigerator that is only four cubic feet or less: It only takes about 30 seconds to clean out. 3. Sort through your phone

contacts, email inbox and Facebook friends. Delete whatever is unnecessary. Not only does it eliminate virtual clutter, but it can also be cathartic.

4. Call a friend who you don’t Mess aroUnD:

less of the reason, we all do it to some extent. While we suffer from the consequences, we find ourselves swearing to never do it again. Then we do it again. So instead of trying to fight human nature, I decided to just take advantage of it. I’ve found a way to procrastinate productively.

Cut the crap:

“Eat some now, save some for later … ” Looks like the U.S. government could learn something from the Now and Later jingle. I guess no one taught the U.S. the importance of planning out a HOLLY financial future. TAKACH And no one told America not to sell her soul to a power-hungry nation. Therefore I have compiled a list of ways that the U.S. can trim her budget without cutting funding from necessary areas (e.g., Planned Parenthood, the Department of Education, etc.).

Discontinue the Administration on Aging. I’m fairly certain this

can be shut down entirely. Do

photo by kristen sapp

“Angry Birds” or angry professors? The choice is all yours. The following is a list to help you do the same by channeling your procrastinating tendencies into small, productive tasks that seem somewhat trivial, but might make life a little simpler later.

1. If you’re sitting at your desk,

sort through your writing utensils

see often. He or she will appreciate the thought, and you might appreciate his or her fresh perspective.

5. Peruse your smartphone for

productive apps. Download anything free that might come in handy later, such as a translator or navigation app. t&c LINDSAY PAULSEN IS A FRESHMAN JOURNALISM AND EQUINE FACILITY MANAGEMENT MAJOR AND IS A STAFF WRITER FOR THE t&c.

Realist suggests cutting useless government programs in order to rescue diminishing U.S. budget

we really need an agency for “aging”? That’s what family, friends, nursing homes, retirement funds and Medicare are for — taking care of you when you age.

Cut the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. As explained by

the USARC website, the goal is “to establish the national policy, priorities and goals necessary to construct a federal program plan for basic and applied scientific research with respect to the Arctic.” Is this really necessary? Are we thinking of expanding our nation to the landless regions of the north? And people thought it was cold in Russia …

Abolish the Indian Arts and Crafts Board. Don’t get me

wrong, I’m always up for some arts and crafts. I also understand that Native Americans are a minority, but should that really

qualify them for their own department to help run their businesses? What ever happened to capitalism and equality? Boards like this are a waste of limited government resources and promote inequality in the workforce.

Stamp out the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee. Is anyone

that concerned with what goes on stamps? Between email, Facebook and cellphones, the only letters I’ve mailed recently are to pay bills and apply for loans — and I doubt the people at FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) care whether or not my stamp has a cute yellow lab on it.

Eradicate the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission. According to

their website, the JUSFC is “an independent federal agency that provides support for training

and information to help prepare Americans to better meet the challenges and opportunities in the U.S.-Japan relationship through grant programs for institutions.” I’m pretty sure anyone applying for the grant is already pretty savvy about the U.S.-Japan relationship; therefore this funding could be put to better use. So there could potentially be some value in these government programs, but funding for these groups is what detracts important government investments in educating our children and helping teenagers protect themselves from STIs (sexually transmitted infections) and unwanted pregnancies. t&c HOLLY TAKACH IS A FRESHMAN PUBLIC RELATIONS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR AND A STAFF WRITER FOR THE t&c.


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Get Ready to Graduate at Grad Fest 2011


Head to the Campus Center on April 27 and 28 from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and pick up your pre-ordered caps and gowns. You can also meet with representatives from Jostens to order personalized announcements and class rings. And this is a great time to purchase diploma frames with a 20% discount. Light refreshments will be served. The Alumni Office will be offering information about their events and programs available to you as an alum, including an invitation to the Senior Year Send-Off party June 9 at Medallion Country Club.

photo by troy Foor

’Cross CaMpUs: Mike Stumpf, assistant director of Greek Life, begins to make his way across Main Street.

Pushing for disability awareness Community gains new perspective with wheelchair scavenger hunt BY ANAJAYE’ DIGGS Staff Writer

It’s hard to guess what being disabled feels like until walking a mile in someone’s shoes, or more appropriately, riding around in someone’s wheelchair. Four groups gathered to participate in the Wheelchair Scavenger Hunt during Otterbein’s Disability Awareness Week. Starting in front of the library, students, staff and faculty pushed each other in wheelchairs to the Campus Center, the Clements Recreation Center and even through elevators, kitchens and doorways. The purpose of the event was to “raise awareness to the issue of what disability students might face on campus and the barriers people may face and how they have to plan or rely on other people,” said Leah Monaghan, coordinator of disabilities services.

The participants were broken into groups and given a list of rules and wheelchair safety tips, and then they set off with clues.

“In order to get their perspective, you ... have to walk in their shoes.” Cierra Sherry senior early childhood education major Sophomore psychology major Andrew Drobnick said, “Well, it definitely (put) things into perspective for me. I have never really taken the time to think about what people in wheelchairs and disabilities go through every day.” The rules said that one of the team members had to be in

the wheelchair at all times, all members must be present at all of the stops, the wheelchair cannot be carried up stairs and they can ask for help from anyone on campus. “I learned that in order to get their perspective, you kind of have to walk in their shoes,” said Cierra Sherry, senior early childhood education major. Many of the participants faced different challenges as they navigated through campus. “(When) I went to push in the doors, it was very hard to navigate the wheelchair and there was not much room,” Sherry said. “I felt low to the ground, and people were ignoring me.” Drobnick said, “It took, like, 10 minutes to get to the Campus Center. We had to ask people to help us. I am sure it is not easy to do all the time either. It is a lot more difficult than one might think.”




“This is a very important nomination for Otterbein University.” Melissa Gilbert Director of Center for Community Engagement Also, the Center for Equine Studies composts 18 tons of waste and bedding each week, buildings have electric meters to monitor the usage and a thrift store has been designed to reuse unwanted items. The university plans to keep working toward sustainability by creating a sustainability plan, ac-

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cording to Paul Baldridge, Otterbein’s sustainability coordinator. “In that plan, we’ll be identifying specific actions and opportunities. I think that plan is going to be key.” Otterbein has also added sustainability into the curriculum by creating an entire degree for it. Heidi Ballard, professor of sociology and anthropology, said that it is a two-track major that offers students a choice between life sciences or social sciences as their emphasis. “One of the things I’m excited about is that students that are in that program really become agents of change on this campus as we make decisions about what needs to be done,” Ballard said. SWACO organizes the Emerald Awards each year to celebrate Earth Day. It recognizes those people, organizations and schools that are working toward sustainability. The awards are given out by category, including large business, leadership, small business, community of the year, young and green, good neighbor and environmental education. A panel of judges decides who the recipient of each award in each category will be. t&c

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Otterbein’s green efforts are getting their time in the sun. This year, Otterbein University is a finalist for an award in the environmental education category in the SWACO (Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio) Emerald Awards. The winners of these awards will be announced at a luncheon on May 17. “I do believe that this is a very important nomination for Otterbein University,” said Melissa Gilbert, director of the Center for Community Engagement. “The award celebrates our efforts to create a sustainable campus environment through important waste reduction and recycling programs like our student organization Plan-It Earth and our recent Recyclemania challenge.” Sustainability is listed as one of Otterbein’s core values. Many of the programs on campus have worked toward waste reduction, recycling and reuse. “It’s a slow process right now, but hopefully the semester

conversion can help integrate sustainability into future classes,” said Andrea Conley, sophomore sociology major. Currently, there are several construction projects occurring on campus that are recycling the metals they use.

From the Curriculum Committee: Revision of residence requirement for graduation from 60 quarter hours to 48 semester hours From the Curriculum Committee: Revision of requirement for earning a second bachelor’s degree from 45 quarter hours to 32 semester hours

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BY KAITY VORBROKER Assistant News Editor

April 20, 2011

From the Graduate Committee: Proposal for a Master in Science degree in allied health

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University nominated for ongoing attempts to keep campus green


Senate Meeting

From the Graduate Committee: Proposal for a new certificate program — Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) certificate program

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Otterbein recognized for sustainability efforts

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From the Graduate Committee: Proposal for a Master of Arts in educational mathematics degree

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From the Curriculum Committee: Proposal for a Bachelor in Arts in allied health

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From the Student Life Committee: Proposal to approve Men of Vision as a campus organization


inForMation CoMpiLeD by Josh park

Editor’s Note

For a profile on senior Hayley Whitman and the interactive security report, please visit

According to the Westerville Police Divison SECURITY (WPD) and the Otterbein Security Log, the REPORT following has been reported from April 12-16.

2. 4/16 Otterbein Security called the WPD after a security officer responded to a disturbance at 76 W. Main St. Security observed a suspect in his or her vehicle spinning its tires and taking off. Once he or she pulled over the car and exited, the officer would not let him or her leave. WPD reported that the suspect smelled of an alcoholic beverage and was slurring his or her words. The suspect admitted drinking some Malibu liquor along with consuming a Percocet pill that he or she crushed up and snorted. The suspect was cited for OVI, prior OVI conviction within 20 years, driving under suspension, and fail to control. inForMation CoMpiLeD by JULia robiDeaU

1 Library

2 76 W. Main St.

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1. 4/12 Otterbein Security called the WPD for assistance in removing a suspect from Courtright Memorial Library who had been warned previously to not return to Otterbein property. Security stated that it has had several previous incidents with the suspect after receiving several complaints from students and faculty claiming that he or she was trying to use the Wi-Fi system without permission. The suspect was mailed a trespass warning dated March 24, but he denied ever getting it. The suspect was escorted out of the library and given a summons to Westerville Mayor’s Court for criminal trespass.

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arts & entertainment


Do you want to be a DJ? Do you want to have the most fun on campus? Then enroll in MCOM 140 (WOBN Practicum) this coming spring quarter! Get handson experience with radio equipment and learn how to perfect your on-air voice. All majors can enroll!


photo sUbMitteD by eMiLy rose hirtLe

This piece is like the others featured in freshman Emily Rose Hirtle’s Gallery 202 exhibit.

Art in black and white Freshman sketches her way to her own Uptown gallery display BY JT HILLIER Contributing Writer

Freshman art major Emily Rose Hirtle has something not many other freshman art majors have: a gallery showing. Gallery 202, a nonprofit arts organization in Uptown, is displaying Hirtle’s artwork, starting today, until April 30. Hirtle, with a drawing concentration, said she hadn’t even considered an art major before her fall enrollment. “I never did art in high school,” said Hirtle, whose birth name is Emily Sammons. “When I was accepted at Otterbein, I was hoping to be accepted in theatre, but I wasn’t accepted into the program. Then I thought, ‘Well, what else should I do?’” After briefly considering a broadcasting focus, an Otterbein admissions counselor suggested Emily go a different route. “Teri Devlin said I should try for the Otterbein art scholarship, and I said OK.” Hirtle got the scholarship. Since then, she has also designed banners for Serendipity Ice Cream & Coffee House.

“I love to keep busy,” Hirtle said. “I love to work. I like to put myself and my ideas out there. I’m not the kind of person to just sit around.” Hirtle prides herself on wearing her inspirations on her sleeve, citing van Gogh, the macabre works of Edward Gorey and Charles Addams as major influences to her own stylistic, hand-drawn works. But what is “stylistic” exactly? “Well, it’s not abstract, nor is it representational,” Hirtle said. “You know what it is, but it’s not realistic. I want people to see this distinction visually.” Those who attend the gallery, which will be located in the loft establishment of Amish Originals, can expect to see 12 of Hirtle’s “stylistic” hand-drawn pieces, all pen naMe: black-and-white onym. Her illustrations.

The gallery is open to the public with no cover charge, and students are welcome to arrive at any time between 7 and 9 p.m. for the reception, today. “I’m curious to see what people will think about my work now that it’s starting to get out there,” she said. t&c

photo by kristen sapp

Emily Rose Hirtle goes by a pseudbirth name is Emily Sammons.

Shows not to be missed: Cardinal Sports Wrap: Mondays at 9 Under the Covers: Wednesdays at 10 The Whoa Show: Tuesdays at 5


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‘Portal 2’ puzzles gamers

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A co-op mode and more devices are among the sequel’s new features BY LAINA THOMPSON Contributing Writer

“Portal 2” has opened a whole new portal for puzzle and adventure games. With its full-length campaign, deep storyline, mind-boggling tests, witty characters and co-op mode, this game blows its widely acclaimed predecessor out of the water and back into its rightful arcade game status. Chell is again the controlled player. She has been in stasis for hundreds of years in the Aperture Science facility where the old game took place. GLaDOS, the computerized villain from “Portal,” is still shut down and the facility is in ruins. The game opens with the introduction of a new character, Wheatley. He is a small, blueeyed robot whose intelligence is lacking. However, his humor and kindness is not. He wants to

help Chell escape from Aperture Science. Chell locates the portal device, a small gun that allows you to shoot two portals you cross between to reach high places and accomplish tasks, and she gets to work. You must take Chell through a series of tests using the portal device, much like in the original “Portal,” while Wheatley floats around and praises you on how well you are doing and acts like he understands the test. Chell and Wheatley wander around the facility completing tests until you stumble upon GLaDOS’ old lair. GLaDOS is still shut down from where Chell killed her in the first game. Wheatley sees a place where he can be plugged in and asks Chell to put him there. Upon plugging Wheatley in, a bunch of switches are flipped and GLaDOS is turned back on.



This is just the first problem in the chain of events that is set for Chell in the game. The gameplay is similar to that in “Portal.” You guide Chell through the tests, which are puzzles in which the portal is used. You must get from entrance to exit in each test. Spring boards, switches, buttons and laser beams will all assist Chell in using the portal device to get to the exit. There are several new devices in “Portal 2” that can help Chell get to the exits. These include: • Tractor beams — These can be accompanied with portals to bring cubes and other objects in reach of Chell. • Laser reflecting cubes — These are used to reflect lasers, which can activate switches. • Walking cubes — These are used just like the regular cubes to activate switches, except they can walk.

• Light bridges — These are deadly bridges made of light that Chell can redirect with portals to block objects or turret fire.

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“Portal 2” offers more difficult challenges and obstacles than the original 2007 game.


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Co-op players will use Atlas (left) and P-Body (right) to complete the various puzzles that “Portal 2” throws their way. The gels are probably the most interesting new aspect of the game. There is a blue gel, called the Repulsion Gel, which bounces Chell in the air as if she were on a trampoline. Propulsion Gel works much like a Slip ’n Slide, moving Chell forward at an accelerated speed. The last gel is a white gel that lets a portal be shot on any surface it covers. The puzzles this time around are much more complicated than those in the original. This makes the game highly mentally stimulating. It also provides a lot of frustration. Be prepared to struggle for what seems like forever on one puzzle, and then to want to hit yourself when you finally figure out its complicated solution. Another new aspect to the game is co-op mode. You and a partner play as Atlas and P-Body, two robots that GLaDOS is using for tests. Both robots get a portal gun and must work together to flip switches and make portals for each other. Co-op is fun to play through, but its lack of storyline really hurts this mode, especially since the story for single player is so rich in well-thought-out twists, dialogue and events. The witty writing from the first game is back and better than the first. GLaDOS is downright brutal, making many jokes about

Chell being overweight and adopted. She also uses a smart sense of humor that compliments the difficult and thoughtout puzzles. Wheatley, while unintelligent, also has a few witty things to say. His personality and stupidity come off cute, making him a very enjoyable part of the game. The only other character is Cave Johnson, who is voiced by J.K. Simmons. He is the owner of the Aperture Science facilities, and his pre-recorded messages help Chell as she explores the facility. Overall, “Portal 2” is highly enjoyable. Its only flaws would be the frequent and long loading screens and the lack of direction that can be found at several points during the game. Sometimes the loading screen would load a large area and you wouldn’t see one for half an hour. Other times you could sit through four of them in the same amount of time. Old “Portal” fans will be delighted with this sequel for the most part. It is sure to bring new fans to the franchise. t&c

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News briefs from around campus

Steelers player to visit

Will Allen, defensive back and special-teams captain for the Pittsburgh Steelers, will speak at Otterbein on Tuesday, April 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. in Roush 114. Allen will talk about how he has used his Ohio State communication and sports management courses to make a difference in the lives of students and children off the field. There will be a Q&A session with the opportunity for photographs and autographs afterward. t&c

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photo by troy Foor

The brick house at 111 N. West St. has housed Otterbein’s presidents for over 50 years now.

Foundation hands off land The title of the President’s House will go toward owed pledge money BY LINDSEY HOBBS Editor-in-Chief

Otterbein now owns yet another piece of Westerville real estate. The Board of Trustees Executive Committee voted in favor of accepting the title of the Clements House (also known as the President’s House) at 111 N. West St. at the appraised value from the Vida S. Clements Foundation. This title was accepted as payment toward the $770,000 that the Clements Foundation owes Otterbein for the building of the Clements Recreation Center. The house was officially transferred to Otterbein on April 7. According to the Franklin County Auditor, the total current value of the property is $339,300. “They had pledged a significant gift in the beginning of the campaign, and that’s why it became the Clements Recreation Center.” “They made a second pledge toward the end of the campaign on that same facility … and then just as that was happening, I think that was one of the times when maybe the

market, you know, went down, so that pledge hadn’t been paid,” said Heidi Tracy, the vice president of Otterbein’s Institutional Advancement department. During the establishment of the foundation, it was mandated that the General Motors stock that made up the bulk of its money never be sold. A court order changed all that, though, right as stocks were soaring. Bruce Bailey, the secretary and treasurer of the foundation, said, “In the late 1990s, stock values appreciated tremendously. But (without) the stock boom … the Clements Center wouldn’t be there.” This is not the first time that the Clements Foundation has pledged large sums of money to the university. Established in 1966 by Vida S. Clements, a 1901 graduate of the university, the foundation has contributed more than $8 million to Otterbein, according to Alan Norris, trustee of the foundation. Clements Hall was named after Clements and her husband in honor of their contributions.

In 2009, Otterbein received over $80,000 in scholarships from Clements. Tracy said that these scholarships are awarded to students directly through the foundation, not through the college. “If it’s held within their foundation, they select the recipients,” she said. Bailey said, “It’s not restricted legally to just Otterbein, but practically.” Students around campus said they have never heard of a Clements Foundation scholarship. However, one student said she received one and that her track coach told her about it. The Clements Foundation does not restrict its scholarships only to athletes because it is illegal to do so, according to Bailey. Lori Green, director of investment relations at Otterbein, said that the foundation has also awarded scholarships to the concert choir for its trip to China over winter break, and contributed to the purchase of new uniforms for the marching band.



Founder’s Day

Otterbein will be celebrating Founder’s Day April 28-30. There will be: • A photography contest (Submissions due April 21.) • Convocation, April 28 at 3 p.m. • Otterbein trivia, April 29 at 7 p.m. • Center for Community Engagement Spring Plunge, April 30 at 8:30 a.m. • Barbecue lunch, April 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Three-on-three basketball tournament, April 30, 12:304 p.m. t&c



Tan & Cardinal

thursday, april 21, 2011

Bats overpower ONU

Otterbein baseball wins 11-1 and 14-6 against Ohio Northern BY AUSTIN WALSH Contributing Writer

On a day better suited for polar bears, Otterbein University was able to take two in its doubleheader against conference foe Ohio Northern, pulling the team’s OAC record to 6-6. A five-run fifth and a six-run sixth was more than enough to help sophomore pitcher Dave Cydrus and the Cards take game one 11-1. Cydrus posted his third straight complete game allowing one unearned run over seven innings, lowering his ERA to 1.14 on the season. Battling the elements, he struck out four and allowed just three walks as he brought his record to 5-0. “At times it was hard to feel the fingers,” Cydrus said. “I really focused on throwing strikes. It’s nice to be able to keep my pitch count down and know that my defense has my back.”

The same defense that played well for Cydrus struggled early on in game two, committing two errors in the second inning. Battling back, sophomore Dominic Porretta turned in a solid six innings of work, striking out seven batters. “He did an excellent job shutting down a good hitting team,” sophomore catcher Wes Meadows said. “He’s worked really hard over the winter, moving from a closing role to a starting role. We are confident that when he is on the mound we have a chance to win the game.” Trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the third inning, senior second baseman Josh Coleman gave Otterbein a one-run lead when he homered to left field off of Ohio Northern starter Ryan Damman. Meadows, who hit a homerun in game one, homered an inning later giving him two three-run homeruns on the day. The team cruised from there. “They were both fastballs,” Meadows said about his two

homeruns. “We’ve been working so hard at getting ahead in the count, and, when we do, about getting the barrel out and not trying to crush the ball. It was good to see everyone hitting the ball well today.” Scoring 25 runs in two games, considering the frigid weather, was certainly one of the most impressive stats from the day. “It was important to win these today to kind of get the weekend rolling,” Cydrus said. “Now we just have to go out and do what we can … we just have to take care of our games to help our cause from here on out.” Today the team will travel to Cleveland to take on Case Western Reserve University at Progressive Field. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. Following that, the Cards will play four straight at home, starting with two against 26-6 Heidelberg on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. t&c

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Sophomore pitcher Wes Meadows contributed to the Cards doubleheader victory with three home runs, including a three-run homer.

Cardinals test their skills at Newberry horse show The Otterbein dressage team will show off its talents at Canterbury Showplace in Florida at the end of April. BY JAZMYNE FLOWE Staff Writer

Anna Beckman, an athlete on the equestrian team, was the only one from Otterbein who qualified for the individuals at the National Championship Horse Show April 30-May 1 in Newberry, Fla. at the Canterbury Showplace. How would you describe being an equestrian to someone with no prior knowledge of it? The IDA (Intercollegiate Dressage Association) in college is all judged on your position and fluidness and a connection with a random horse that you are assigned at the beginning of the day. What is the Intercollegiate Dressage Association? trottin’:

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Anna Beckman is one of four members to test at Nationals.

We go around different schools in our region, and we

ride the horse the school has. We each have to do a dressage test, which is a pattern in a ring with letters to guide us ... and we have 10 minutes to warm up. How does it feel being the only one who qualified for individuals at the National Championship Horse Show? It’s really exciting, but (I’m) also nervous because there are going to be a lot of people from all over the country who are going to be there. But I know I can do my best. What do you like most about being on the equestrian team here? We are all very close as a team. It is definitely a team effort in practice and competitions. What has prepared you for the National Championship Horse Show? Going to the shows throughout

the season, and also lessons from Otterbein twice a week, and team practice right before a show. What are the different classes that you can progress through? It goes from walk (and) trot, which is just walking and trotting, and then there is walk, trot (and) canter. Another class is novice, which (includes) novice flat and novice jumping. Novice is the lowest height of jumps. Then there is intermediate, and it breaks down into intermediate flat and intermediate fences and open flat and open fences. Right now I am in intro, which is walk (and) trot. t&c


Editor’s Note

For coverage of the Otterbein men’s tennis match versus Ohio Northern, please visit

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