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The Bobcat Voice Since 1921

Vol. 79, Issue 1

Mixed bites in cafeteria BRAD DORENKAMP

Assitant Editor Where have all the hamburgers gone? For some students this question is a crisis that needs to be addressed. Mixed emotions involving the recent changes to the cafeteria and the Bob Inn have .students scratching their heads. The changes to the dining service can .be traced to the'fiew general manager, David Tisdale. Tisdale has brought plans for increased efficiency in the cafeteria. He is open to feedback from students· so he can better satisfy their needs. "I enjoy ci.mstructive feedback. I never take it personal,'' said Tisdale. "I can't meet all of the students' needs, but I can meet their needs on an individual basis. I try to ask students for feedback everyday. I like that." Some students are not excited about some of the changes. but have found certain positive aspects about the new cafeteria. "I wish they still had the pizza by the slice. and the hamburgers," said Senior Sarah Mason." I am impressed by the vegetarian selection." Some students are wondering why the choices of food have decreased from last year. The cafeteria used to offer many different types of entrees, such as pizza and ,hamburgers. The

new cafeteria has cut back the choices so the students don't have the same food options. "The food service used to put too much food in their customers' faces so they didn't see the variety," said Tisdale. "By pulling back what we offer, we can give a variety that the students can notice. It doesn't have to become the same old flare every day." Some students seem to be responding to the changes in food variety in a very positive rnanner. They seemed to be noticing the variety and the quality. Sophomore Nicole Rafe said, "It is different this year. The food is a bet-: ter quality and it seems to be a little healthier." Other students still don't know what to think of the food. "Some of that stuff doesn't settle good in my stomach," said Freshman Josh Mount. "A lot of this stuff makes me want to throw up a Jung." Tisdale plans on focusing his next changes on the Bob Inn, weekend food, and night service. By using the students' feedback, Tisdale is looking to improve the cafeteria to satisfy most of their needs. Meanwhile, he is looking forward to exploring the new changes of moving to Peru. "The students are friendly, and the small environment is good for me," said Tisdale. "I am happy I am here."


On Tuesday, Sept. 11, cars waited for up to 45 minutes to purchase gas at Casey's. Rumor circulated that gas prices were going to sky rocket to up to $5 per gallon due to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Radio announcers tried to soothe panicked Americans by assuring them that a gas shortage didn't exist. Above, Jamie Sherman, a Casey's employee, pumps gas to try to speed up the process, while Les Stonebarger, a member of PSC security, directs traffic.

PSC will host Nebraska Lit Festival KIMBERLY :PUKALL

Editor-in-Chief Excitement is brewing... Poets and writers, English majors, and those interested in anything "literary" will gather next weekend, Sept. 21-22,toexperienceperhapsthegreatest thrill of the year. Peru State College is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Nebraska Literature Festival. It is the first time the college wiU host a festival of this caliber. "Hosting the literature festival is a thrill for all of us and a great honor for the college and the community," said Bill Clemente, English professor. The central event of the festival will

be a testimonial dinner honoring Bill Kloefkorn and Don Welch for their enormous contributions to Nebraska's literary heritage. The dinner will in~ elude a 10 oz. prime rib steak and baked potato. among other delectable foods. Gove.rnor Johanns and First Lady Stephanie Johanns will be present at the dinner, which will be held in Nebraska City's Steinhardt Lodge on Friday evening, Sept. 21. Tickets are still available for $20 from Dr. Bill Clemente, Department of Eriglish ( 402-872-2233 In addition, writing workshops are planned. Learn from Twyla Hansen · the art of creative .writing, stop. in to

get a feel for fiction with Karen Shoemaker, or tackle the art of poetry with Marjorie Saiser. Readings from the various authors in attendance at the festival will also take place In the Student Center, as well as a creative writing workshop for children, tentatively scheduled to be held in the new schoolhouse. Consider browsing the book fair for an exciting read, and to top it all off, check out the excitement downtown that will complete the festivities. Enjoy a fiddler's contest, cookout, open mike poetry reading, and possibly a street dance, depending on everyone's enthusiasm. This is truly an event you wori't want

to miss. "All the on-campus events are free and open to the public;" said Clemente. "Students, members of the Peru State and surrounding commµnities, and others are also invited to take part in the three creative writing workshops scheduled in Fine Arts 212-see the schedule for more details!" So whether it's entertainment or a . great learniiig exper.ience you're looking for, you'll find it at this year's Nebraska Literature Festival. · . For more information, click on tlie link to the festival found on Peru's web site (


Friday Sept. 14, 2001

The Peru State Times

!student senate corner ISchoolhouse planted on new soil The Student Senate is holding Sente elections to install new senators and representatives: The next meeting with a full Senate will be held Sept. 18. Students should keep in mind that all Senate meetings are open, and the Senate certainly welcomes guests to sit in. Primary elections for Homecoming will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday,Sept.17-19.Studentscan vote in the Student Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


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BECKY SKOW Staff Writer Three incidents of vandalism disrupted residence hali life early this semester. Both Delzell Hall and the Centenni_aL Comple~ have suffered rrom'v'an'.a'aii'sm: H:a1i"1s now u'fttler iwii{chfui'~yb'li°s W'elt ' One incident happened at the Complex in the early hours of Aug. 24. This incident involved writing on the walls and windows of the Complex. The writings were profane and very disrespectful. The other two incidents happened ., in Delzell Hall on Aug. 24 and 27. . Thes~.infadents both involved defecati on :fo the showers. While the staff is still unsure if these acts were committed by a Peru State student, there is a $1,000 reward for information leading to the person or persons responsible. Also put into effect for both Delzell

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Final Homecoming elections will be held Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12 the week of Homecoming) in the Student Center. Oct: 31 is the date set for the Bloodmobile this year. Last year, the Senate had incredible success with this event. During the summer, Peru State received theCollegeSponsorofthe Year award for outstanding service to the Midwest region blood services. The award was for the 2000-2001 school year. Congratulations!

and Morgan Halls was a no-visitation restriction as a result of these incidents, even though no incidents have been reported in Morgan. According to Jason Adams, the residence director of Delzell Hall, the restriction was put in place to convey the message that acts like this will not be t61eraied~ .''AccordiNg'to'Adains,: residents have taken actions of their own, such as self-policing and offering strong encouragement to each other to maintain the rules. They are doing what they can to react positively to a negative experience. Adams said, "It ali'comes down to a respect issue." According to Adams, Delzell has been quiet since these incidents. He is proud to see the residents working together to achieve a respectful community. Anyone having information on these acts should contact the Residence Life office at 872-2246.

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Higgins was 15 years old when she started teaching at the Center School in 1905. She had one year of training at Peru and had only completed the 81h· grade. She taught 42 students between the ages of 4 and 21 that first year. The Little Red Schoolhouse has been funded and supported by people from around the area who have an interest in preserving it and its history. It is also a goal of Johnson to see the schoolhouse in use at the college and protected from possible destruction due to the widening of Highway 75. When the highway is widened, the area where the schoolhouse stood will be under construction. All the money has been raised from private funds. Donations will continue to be needed to preserve this piece c. Nebraska's history. While many of the pleasant memories from the past have become just that-memories-this part of Nebraska's heritage will be preserved here at Peru State College ... Donations and questions !)hould be directed to Peru State College, care of Karen Fritschle. The address is P.O. , Box 10 .Peru, Ne 6842 L Fritsch le 's phone number is 402-872-2434.

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$50,000 project of moving the schoolhouse from its old location, at the corner of Highway 67 and Highway 75, to its current location on campus between T.!- Majors and A. V. Larson. Work continues on the outside of the building to complete what project leaders, who include president of Peru State College Dr. Johnson and Karen Fritschle, have titled Phase 1. Phase 2 includes refurbishing the inside at the cost of another $50,000 of private money. The final phase, Phase 3, is raising. the money to keep up the schoolhouse. The completion date is not specific, and is dependent on available funds. $150,000 is a large price tag for a building the size of the Little Red Schoolhouse, no matter where the money is coming from, so what makes this project worth all the time and money that is going in to it? Perhaps it is the nostalgic value, or the sentiment felt by relatives of people who attended what was once the Center School, District No. 65. Even the college has a, memory. or two involved in the schoolhouse. The first teacher was Ada Higgins, who was trained at the Peru Normal School in 1904. According to Fritschle,

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Going through my day ... until disaster strikes




Editor and Assistant Editor

Yesterday When I was a girl I could pick dandelions And rub them on my nose till My nose was stinky yellow I could sit in a chair With my legs open and.bare When I was a girl I didn't have to wear a shirt or smile I could eat sandwiches Until jelly oozed on my lips I could have stringy hair Chew on sticks Didn't have a care I could eat cheeseburgers Fries with no ketchup I came home for suppers And put picked flowers in cups When I was a girl But now I am a woman All prim and proper Is the girl now here in? Or gone is her laughter Lost in the hips and oozing thighs Folding my hands under the table Sitting on benches while girls fly kites Going from hysteria to stable Washing my hair, lying in the sun The stove's heat to parched lips rising , What the life jµst begun .,. . Ever oppressed: compromising' In the shirt is the girl's heart spun Take it off; rub a yellow nose Out of freedom oppression grows

Peru State students were left speechless when they heard news of terrorist attacks on the capitol

had built for ourselves doesn't seem so safe or predictable anymore. When will the terrorist plane land in our backyard? When will it hit home? Well, it has. Most of our security as American citizens stems from our trust in high-tech security and a stable, capable government. We pay taxes, and in return we receive, among other things, security. So what happens when the nation is thrown into a scared frenzy? What do you do? How do you react?. Do you swaifow ha"rc:t and m~ke that fear run down deep into your churning stomach? Do you feel the bum that coats your stomach, or do you pray? Do you wonder if there is a higher being out there that has all of this under absolute control, or do you perceive the strains as senseless acts of violence that hurt us all but cannot be explained? Where is the order, the 9:00 class, the 10:00 class, lunch? How could we, as a country, miss detecting a highjacked plane aimed directly at the very core of our ·country'? How could we let chaos surprise the everyday routine? You stop in your tracks and as~ yourself: Why? Who? And how can this happen in the country we wake up in every day'? You start to think twice about complaining about that roommate that won't clean their side of the room. You can't breathe because you don't want to believe this is happening to your country. The land of the free, the .home of the brave, and you wonder , where all the heroes in the world have gone, and if they even exist.

We are never 100 percent safe. but we are alwayslOO percent vulnerable. Early Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, the United States was attacked by terrorists. The attacks were deemed the worst in years. Planes where highjacked and crashed into the World Trade Center, whilejust minutes later the Pentagon was struck by an aircraft, and bombs exploded outside the State Department. Here, the students of Peru State College were going through the rituals of every day life. What else would they do? What else would you or I do on a Tuesday morning? We have classes to go to and friends to see. We had academic responsibilities to fulfill that Tuesday morning and we were trying to keep everyone happy, even though we knew we didn't really have time to go visit that friend who has been emailirrg.11s off ana on .... ' ' But somewhere, in :our own country, the smoke was rolling out of a building upon which our country is based. Smoke hovered over the city As you the students, find issues that we.visited on spring break when we ·you find difficult to express in the looked up at the tower and casually wake of such tragedy, you may feel walked across the polka-dotted carpet. the need to talk to someone. People are coughing; people are running; people are dying. Blue Valley Mental Health is And we, nestled "safely" in southready to listen at 274-4373 or east Nebraska, are wondering if we contact their Nebraska City should really get up and go to class. Then the news hits. And the world we office at 873-5505.

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The Times, the official student newspaper of Peru State Cc;illege, is published six times per semester by Peru State College students. The Times office is\ located in the college Publications Office in the AD Majors building. Kimberly Pukall Contributine Staff The opinions expressed in the Times may not be those of the entire editorial staff. All Bradley J. Dorenkamp Grace Johnson letters to the editor are welcome, and the writers of those letters need not be students.. Scott Nelsen Randi Mayberry Letters, cartoons, articles and so forth submitted to the Times should be signed by the Hillary McKey Cam Pentland individual(s) submitting them and will be published at the discretion of the staff. Letters to Kay Stander Tyree Sejkora the editor should not exceed 250 words in length. The Times reserves the right to edit all Ken Hastings Becky Skow letters to the,editor for grammar and style. Druann Domangue The Times is printed by Auburn Newspapers, Auburn, Neb. To reach the Times, call us at (402) 872-2260, e-mail us at, or send material to .the Peru State Times, Campus Mail, Peru State College, Peru, NE 68421. , 'View us orrthe web at,trh~S l .. '~ •' -.;. '· \ " '


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Mathews Mentors make their mark RANDI MAYBERRY BRANDI LANG Staff Writers The pressures of college are often

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Peru State College. Asdf-described "wiry veteran" of the English department, Dr. McCrann has devoted much of his lift< to the study of the literature that he enjoys. Born and raised in New York City, the road. tC) Peru was a long and winding one for McCrann. After :earnihg. a . bachelor:s degree from '.vman9iraUniverstty, he worked for . five years in the advertising department of the New York Daily News, while attending classes at Columbia and New York University. Bored with the urban rat race, McCrann traveled to the West Coast" and the University of Oregon, where he earned his doctorate degree. Describing a career in teaching as "much better than real work," McCrann taught for some time at the University of Oregon before accepting a teaching position in Japan.. Upon returning to .the United States, McCrann taught courses at Illinois State. One day while perusing the Chronicle of Higher Educa-

tion, he noticed an ad for an opening in the English department at Peru State College. He responded to the ad. "I thought I was going to South America," he says, but instead ended up in southeast Nebraska; where he has 1·1ved s111ce · 1988 . McCrann 'enjoys the intellectually stimulating e.nvironment of Peru State College. While he often jokes ·about the area's lack of culture, McCrann enjoys conversing with his colleagues and finds the students and community of Peru to be quite interesting. Like many i·n his profession, . McCrann feels that the age of technology has had an adverse affect on students' literary awareness. "I don't want to be a Luddite but most youngerhighschoolkids,thesmarter ones, are obsessed with technology," he notes, adding that th,is does not dampen his enthusiasm for good literature. Asked for predictions on who will win this year's Super Bowl, he replies, "Giants" and cracks a mischievous grin. McCrann looks forward to helping mold the minds of English students at Peru State College for years to come and will continue to pursue his lifelong enthusiasm for literature and learning.

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overwhelming to freshmen students. Peru State College is trying to ease the transition from total supervision to total freedom through the Matthews Mentor. Program, also known as th~ Freshman Experience Program. The mentors stress good behavior, judgement, and responsible use of substances such as alcohol and tobacco. The freshman mentees live in. an environment with minimal peer pressure and good role models. Paula Czirr, director of the mentor program, says that the success of the program is due· in.large part to, in her opinion, "really good kids." According to Czirr, the purpose of the program is to "give the experience of no peer pressure as far as substances, and a role model for them to show that it is oJ<~fto be college students ~nd not clrink.'." · · The program stresses resistance to illegal .substances as well as overall good behavior. Regularly a,ttending class and exhibiting responsible be-

havior are necessary to be a successful college student. Czirr stated that the focus of the program is to make the freshman "be the best they can be," in school as well as in life. Prospective freshman are sent an application to fill out to be a part of ·the program, while mentors fill out a resident advisor (RA) application. Because a limited amount of spaces are available, the program is on a first come, first serve basis. The only financial burden for the program is an extra $25 activity fee that is deposited directly in. the mentoring program's budget. This year, members are planning a trip to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, a semester long scavenger hunt, an ice cream social, and movie nights. In addition to these events, the mentors are required to aid the RAs in presenting one program per semester, as well as being the first contact the mentees have if a problem arises. Czirr describes the mentors as RAs without the disciplinary aspect. She goes on to say that the mentors h.a".e a very "Big Brother/Big Sister atti. tude. They are not perceived as authority figures." The qualities that mentors possess include showing compassion, good

listening skills, and an open mind. Czirr is excited about the future of the program. "My idea is to get it so that the whole hall is freshman expe- · rience." She would like to eventually fill both Clayburn i).nd Matthews halls with.participants and see the program become a selling point for Peru State College. Recruiters from Peru State College should be able to brag about the program. Also on Czirr 's list of future accomplishments are a bigger budget with less restrictions. More participants mean more m:oney coming in, yet more expenses to pay for. In the program's second year, student enrollment has increased from 28 mentees to 41 mentees with seven mentors. Alan Gager is the only returning mentor to the program, while many others who were men.tees last year have become mentors this year. It is a proven fact that students wh participated in a first year experience program were more successful in their college career. Among Czirr'slong term goals for the program are for the participants to look back on their experience and say that it really helped them make it through college successfully.

Peru readies for re-accreditation Students on the Peru State campus may see some unknown faces Oct. 2224. The· college is preparing for a comprehensive evaluation, and a team from The Higher Learning Commission of The North Central,Assqciation . of Colleges and Schools will be on campus in October to gather evidence for this evaluation. Five members from the Higher Learning Commission will spend time on the PSC campus, interviewing faculty and students, as well as examining records. Peru State has been accredited by the Commission since 1915, and is accredited at the master's degree level. This upcoming evaluation is simply routine, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Jerry Martin said. Re-accreditation comes around every 10 years. "I'm confident that the college is doing well. There were concerns about the problems we faced in the 90's, but I feel we have moved beyondthat and in a positive direction," Martin said. The Higher Learning Commission is one of six accrediting agencies in the United States that provides insti~

tutional accreditation on a regular basis. Accreditation is voluntary, and the Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Higher Education, accredits about 950 institutions of higher education in a 19state region. This Commission will evaluate Peru State as a whole, and thus accredit it as a whole. For the past two years, Peru State has been undergoing a selfstudy, addressing the Commission's requirements and criteria for accreditation. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college to: Public Comment on Peru State College, The Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL, 60602. Comments must address matters related' to the quality of Peru State or its academic programs. The comments must be signed, and received, by Sept. 21, and they must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person making the comments. Correspondence is not confidential. Individuals with a specific disputes or grievances with Peru State should request the separate Policy on Come

plaints document from the Commission office. The Higher Learning Commission cannot settle disputes between institutions and individuals. For more infotiTiatlor\ about the .accreditation process, contact Dr. Martin at 872-2222.

'Fifty years aao ... The pages of the \:;., Feb. 28, 195,,v.-' issue of the \ • Pedagonian '-v-·~· < (Peru State Times)\ I ·., .. reveal... ~~· ~- ... --~·. ·~·~


The Home Economics Club entertained around 200 people ·at their annual "Silver Tea" festival. The parlors of the training school housed the tea and 50 pound fruit cake that was served. · Its recipe was found. in th~·,,. •. museum at Mt. Vernon in a letter sent to Martha Washington by her niece. ·


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STRANDED AT THIRD faces in new places, no one knows who can pick a winner. The Ravens obviously should be the favorite, as they have the best defense in the league, but the Titans have to be close contenders as well for the AFC title: There are many other teams that COl.Jld be contenders in the AFC. The Seahawks have done a lot with their defense, and the Chargers have added Doug Flutie to help tutor Brian Griese. Also, the Chargers added Tim Dwight to their offense which should help add that extra charge to their offense. In the NFC there is one thing for sure, the Cowboys will win 5 games tops. The option has never worked in the NFL, and never will work. Maybe passing up on Randy Moss was a bad idea. The Vikings and Rams are favorites to come out of the NFC, but the Rams did more to their defense in the off season than the Vikes, so I unfortunately have to give them the nod. The Giants will be one-year wonders and will be lucky to finish 10-6. One final note, contrary to rumor, Danny Almonte will not be attending Peru State this fall on a baseball scholarship, that is unless he can get ·his dad to falsify his ACT scores.


Bobcats name Wheat Bowl MVP's SCOTT NELSEN

WITH SCOTT NELSEN This has been a very interesting sumner in the world of sports to say the .east. Personally the summer had more lpsetting news than it did exciting in :he world of sports. In the first part of August, the Min1esota Vikings lost a key contributor o their offense to a tragic death. Korey )tringer died due to complications of 1eat stroke. Not only was Stringer a returning 'ro-Bowler, he was a leader off the ield as well. Stringer was everyone m the team's best friend, and was one >f the most respected players in the -l'FL. He will be greatly missed on an iffensive line that had already been hinly depleted due to free agency. Staying on the topic of the National ~ootball League, the NFL referees reected a 60% increase in their salary. fhe NFL will have scrub officials to :tart the season, and possibly could 1ave them for the entire year. The referees were currently making .bout $2,500 a game. That includes neir airfare to and from the city they vere in; their hotels, and expenses. I lqn't know about you, but $2,500 a :ame to do a crappy job is pretty well vorth it. The NFL is a wacky league to prelict this year. With many different


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Senior Quarterback Tommv Aldana

Freshman Linebacker Jason Long

A pair of Nebraska City alums were named offensive and defensive MVP's at the seventh annual Wheat Bowl held in Ellinwood, Kan. Senior quarterback Tommy Aldana (Nebraska City) was named Peru State's offensive MVP. Aldana helped guide the Bobcat offense to victory with both his arm and his legs. The senior completed 10-25 passes for 62 yards and .two touchdowns. Aldana hit Joe Tynon (Vermillion, Kan.) with a two-yard touchdown pass to tie the game up with 9:09 to go in the game. Aldana later hit Justin Bartling (Central City, Iowa) with a 28-yard touchdown pass in overtime to seal the Bobcat victory. Aldana used his legs to gain 46 yards on the ground over 19 carries. "Tommy (Aldana) did a great job guiding the offense," said Assistant Defensive Line Coach Joe Martin. "The offense trusts him, and he comes .through in C;ll.jtCh si!U~tiQn~:.'. •· .: ·•• · Jason Long (Nebi:askiCity) I)roveci something tothe coaching staff, as he was a freshman defensive starter in the Bobcats' first game of the year. Long and teammate Matt Shelsta

(Omaha) tied for the team lead in tackles, ·both. tallying eight. Long registered two solo tackles and six unassisted tackles. "For a freshman, Jason (Long) preformed really well," Martin added. "He had a good camp leading into the game and came up with some ·big plays for us on the defensive side." Aldana and Long were voted MVP's by members of the media th<tt were in attendance at the game.

Upcoming Events Sept 14-15: Volleyball at Lamoni, Iowa ticipating in Graceland Classic.

Jobcat volleyball surpasses .500 mark on season at the Doane College Tournament. The Bobcats won 30-23/30-26/30. , . ;Spor,is Editor , The l3obcats then fell to Dordt, who is ranked 61h nationally 27-30/ The .Peru State volleyball team has 1ad an up and down start to their 2001 28-30/15-30. The Bobcats' misfortunes contineason. The Bobcats are 5-5 after their rntch with Nebraska Wesleyan on ued as Midland defeated them in five :eptember 5. The 8'11 ranked NCAA sets 32-30/23-30/30"24/19-30/12-15. >ivision III Prairie Wolves won in In the third and fina.I match of the tournament, the Bobcats faced host 1ree sets 23-30/13-30/23-30. 11 Doane, but came up short losing On Friday Sept. 8' , the 'Cats travIed to Hastings to face the Broncos. again in five sets, 30-27/12-30/30'he Bobcats won in a thrilling five set 23/28-30/9-15. "I'm new to the NAIA and this 1atch 19-30/30-23/30-20/27-30/164. The Cats came from behind in the team," said Fred Aubuchon on his first games at the helm as the Bobifth set to win 16"14. The NAIA, along with all other col- cat coach. "I brought in a different style of volleyball that this team isn't ~ges, has incorporated new rule hanges this year in volleyball. All used too." The Bobcats bounced back on Aug. ames will now be played to 30 using illy scoring, except for the fifth game, 29, as they defeated Doane in four rhich will be played to 15. In rally games 30-22/29-31/30-20/36-34, in :oring every time the ball hits the the AWAC. "After losing to them (Doane) in oor, a point is awarded. Another new 1le is the "Let-Serve" which allows their tourney, we had something to 1e ball to hit the net and travel to the prove," said Junior right-side/middle ther side while still being considered hitter Meghan Scanlan. I play. Peru State's winning ways continThe Bobcats opened their 200 l sea- ued as they traveled to the Northwest) fl with a victory over Mount Marty ern. College Tou,rn~mt?nt durin&. the ..



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Meghan Scanlan Junior Middle Hitter weekend of Aug. 31 and Sept. L The Bobcats faced Mount Marty for the second consecutive tourney opener, and the results didn't change as Peru won in three sets, 30-21130-27/30-28. The Bobcats ran into l 8'h ranked Concordia later on that evening and were defeated 24-30/21-30/28-30. On Saturday, Sept. 1, the Bobcats didn't let the loss to the Bulldogs get them down as they defeated Dana 3022/30-12/31-29. The Bobcats faced the Raiders of Northwestern in the nightcap and won a thrilling five set match 30-26/30-20/26-30119-30/1614. Two of the Bobcats' key contributors have beeQ, Sophomore Amanda

Hedin (Bellevue) and Sophomore Anna Wheeler Caellevue) . "Amanda started off on fire for us," said Aubuchon. "She began hitting about .380 and is one of the best defensive players on the team." "Wheeler has been on the top of her game and is an incredible force at the net," Aubuchon added. The Bobcats have a pair of home games coming up in the next two weeks. They will face Midland Lutheran College on Sept. 12. . It will be Pizza Hut Meet the Players Mixer, with free pizza available after the game, and a chance for the fans to meet the volleyball team. Concordia travels to the AWAC on Sept. 19 for another big match. Concordia was ranked 18th at the time of press and the Bobcats will be looking for revenge. This weekend the Bobcats are traveling to Lamoni, Iowa to take part in the Graceland College Tournament. "We had awesome support against Doane," Scanlan said. "Hopefully our fans will come out and support us against Midland .and Concordia."


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Friday Sept.14, 2001

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Bobcat Football: Tale of Two Halves, Games SCOTT NELSEN Sports Editor ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Peru State College football team. has had an unusual start to their 200 l football campaign to say the least. The Bobcats are 1-2 going into their first of two buy weeks. The Wildcats knocked off the Bobcats 21-0. (Read abo.ut the Wayne State game in the next issue of the Times.) The Bobcats started their season at the seventh annual Wheat Bowl in Ellinwood, Kan. The Bobcats faced the Wildcats of Baker University. Baker took advantage of a couple of a Bobcat fumble, .and a mistake on the f>'eril·State1'S~eciat teartis to jump to an early 14:0 lead. The Peru State offense took over, however, in the second half as they took the opening drive down the field on nine plays, spanning 6:59 and 35 yards. Senior Captain Chaney Smith (Ankeny, Iowa) scored on a one-yard pl.unge up the middle. Kicker Austin Arnold (St~omsburg) would add the Point After Touchdown, to cut the deficit to 14-7. Peru State College would later score on Tommy Aldana's (Nebraska City) two-yard pass to Joe Tynon (Vermillion, Kan.) in the corner of the end zone. Arnold's PAT would tie the

score at 14-all. The Peru State College defense would hold until the end of regulation. The Wildcats won the toss, and elected to defend, giving the Bobcats the ball first on the Baker 25-yard line. Aldana hit Chad Beckman (Stromsburg) on a 12-yard completion on 211d and 12 to give the Bobcats a first and ten from the 15. Aldana then completed a 21yard touchdown pass to Justin Bartling (Central City, Iowa) giving the Bobcats a 20-14 advantage. Arnold would add his third PAT of the night giving the 'Cats.a 21-14 advantage. Baker received the ball on the Peru State 25 to begin their possession in overtime. The Bobcats would shutdown Baker's offense in four plays, topped off by Tyler Armagost's (Lexington) sack to end the game. "This was an exciting game for the players," said first year head coach Ryan Held. "The game was a tale of two halves. Our defense kept the game. We came out and executed in the second half and did what we were taught to do." Matt Shelsta (Omaha) and Jason Long (Nebraska City) led the Bobcat defense in tackles with 8. Armagost and Shane Maloley (Lexington) each registered sacks for the Bobcats and Nolan Reil (Milford) had an intercepti on. On Sept. l, the Bobcats traveled to Doane to face the Tigers. The Bobcats wouldn't be as fortunate in this battle as they fell to Doane 20-3. The Tigers jumped to an early l 0-0 lead and never looked back. "We were pretty confident going into the game," said Held. "That may have hurt us. Doane was very fired up and

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we were emotionally drained. They wanted it more than we did." The Bobcats not only took a loss on the scoreboard, but they lost four starters due to injury as well. All of them will most likely miss the Wayne State game, and one may be out for the season. The Bobcats first home game will be on Sept.22 against Panhandle S.tate in the Oak Bowl at 1:05. As is tradition, the first game of the year will be SoutheastNebraskaAppreciationDay and Hall Of Fame Day.

Stats: Peru State v. Baker Peru State: o o 7 7 7 _ 21 . Baker : 7 7 o o o _14 First Downs: Peru JO, Baker 14. Rushing Yards (Net): Peru 46-128, Baker 45-57. Passing Yards (Net): Peru 62, Baker 135. Passes AttComp-Int: Peru 25-10-1, Baker 249-1. Total Offense Plays-Yards: Peru 71-190, Baker 69-192. Punts (Number-Average): Peru 10-38.9, Baker744. Possession Time: Peru 33: 1J, Baker 26:49. Peru State v. Doane Peru State: o 3 o o _3 Doane: 10 o 7 3 _ 20 First Downs: Peru 12, Doane 24. Rushing Yards (Net): Peru 39-79, Doan~ 55-329. Passing Yards (Net): Peru 128, Doane 69. Passes AttComp-Int: Peru 27-11-0, Doane 229-1. Total Offense Plays-Yards: Peru 66-207, Doane 77-398. Punts (Number-Average): Peru 6-36.8, Doane 341.3. Possession Time: Peru 27:59, Doane 32:01.

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The end of the 2001 baseball sea- championship." This makes all the son is a mixed blessing for us die-hard sense in the world if those words are ' fans. Bonds could hit 70, Sosa could uttered by someone like Ray Bourque , hit 60 (for the third time), there are or Cal Ripken, Jr. Athletes who have more Rookies of the Year than you can defined themselves by the intensity count, and the National League pen- and length of their careers can demand nant races are closer than the gene pool a little more from their later years (note in Arkansas, YET ANOTHER work to Michael Jordan: these are YOUR stoppage looms on the horizon. The later years, make no mistake). But it agreement reached between the should really turn your stomach to MLBPA and Bud Selig's bunch is hear Arod or Griffey Jr. whine about nearing an end, and u.nless there is a the state of their own team because quick resolution in the coming off-sea- they consider themselves far too talson, we will .be without baseball qgqin ented. to play among the schleps and for months ... if we're lucky. the scrubs .. Let us not forget the current fate of That's the real trick. you see. If you the "official NFL referees," who are create an image of competitiveness steadfast in their demands-no less within your sickening egocentric aura .. thana400percentriseinsalary. They you can get away with demanding threatened to strike, and they did, be- millions of dollars-as long as that cause as a group they felt that their team is viewed as "competitive." efforts were no less demanding than That, I think, is the most satisfying that ofa Major League umpire or even element of the 200 l MLB season. a NBA referee. Last time I c.hecked, Certainly, Bonds is flirting with 70 as most NFL refs don't work more than we speak, and no-hitters and near-persixteen days a year. Now, I'm not say- feet games have glossed a season ing that they don't deserve their cut which is ripe with both competitiveofNFL's two billion plus yearly gross, ness and parity among the rich and the but 400 percent? The NFL will move poor teams. But before you go diving in high school intramural flag football into McCovey cove with the rest of\ · referees before the union officials get the bandwagon, let us thank the base- · their due. After watching this week- ball gods who have given us the subtle end, I think the NFL is in for another beauty of the Seattle Mariners. While round of call-ups. Griffey Jr. and Arod rot in their respecBut why should we be surprised at tive division cellars, they can only one more professional athletic orga- wonder what it would be like to play nizationdemanding an outrageous pay for their former team-the raise? I guess it would make more "uncompetitive" Mariners. The 2001 sense if the people who were demand- M's have found a leader in an unlikely ing the dollars were actually athletic, 5'8 Japanese fireplug, khiro Suzuki, but that would presume that it takes and they are' prepared w break the no athletic ability to officiate a pro- . single-season record in wins. Perhaps fessional sport. Refereeing a NFL it is time to redefine "uncompetitive," game takes poise and a different sort baseball fans, at least for Mr. of athleticism, but can their union re- Rodriguez and Mr. Griffey. ally demand such an enormous pay So even if the M's collapse like the hike? Well, they certainly think so. Minnesota Twins-which they At least the NFL referees have the won't-as a team, they'll still serve balls to actually come clean and de- as a reminder that the Baseball Gods mand exactly what they want. This have thrown down in the face of prima · goes against the all-too-familiar trend ·donna greed in MLB. Someone up II of an athlete moping about the club- there knows how things should work, ' house, demanding either a trade to a and this yeartheir message is, "Let the competitive team, or, as they put it, "a meek inherit the pennant." team that is committed to winning a Amen. 1

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Staff Writer On Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Peru State [usic Department is bringing to!ther a special evening of great meloies that will fill the air. The great.musical skills of Dr. David dris and Dr. Thomas Edigar will )mbine to create a sound so beautirl that even the crickets will hush nside the Fine Arts building to !isn. Edris and Edigar have played every ~ar for the last 22 years and, once ~ain. they want to entertain the lisners of Peru State College and their iends. fhe first chord will be played at 7 :30 m., and for an hour the Benford Reta! Hall will know the rewards of eat teamwork in this recital entitled wlin fl. A few songs that will be presented e "Rustiques" by Eugene Bozza, and Bernard Fitzgerald piece entitled ~urlesca," plus more. fhis is a great opportunity for all inviduals to hear a variety of musical •mpositions from the modern era. • • • •. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Enjoy a 7:30 p.m. FREE concert Benford Recital Hall.

gins. Of course it wouldn't be a rat race without plenty of chaos and impossible situations, and there was no shortage of unpredictable predica" ments, many of which terrified the characters to tears, but made the audience laugh until they cried. Think of hanging from a hot air balloon with a cow and being stuck on a bus full of Lucy Ricardo impersonators. As if these scenarios weren't torturous enough for the characters, they didn't realize that they were part of a big bet set up by the hotel owner involving betting on which contestant would win the dough. The contestants were also unaware they were being watched on monitors throughout the hotel by these betters. This movie was two hours of pure entertainment starting with the opening credits. Yes, that's right, the opening credits were actually entertaining, and if you stick around for the closing credits, You wiff see''ihaf equally clever. short, Rat Race is a two-hour laughfest and provided the most fun I have had at the movies for


What do you get when you mix a two-million-dollar prize and an all-star cast playing crazed lunatics? You get one hilarious movie: Rat Race. Some of the crazed lunatics in the movi~ include an NFL referee (Cuba Gooding, Jr.), an eccentric woman (Whoopi Goldberg), and her long lost daughter and two brothers, one played by Seth Green, who are out to get rich quick. John Lovitz also stars. The movie opens with these characters all in the same hotel/casino. They play the slot machines and instead of winning money, they each got a special gold coin that had a message printed on it telling them to redeem the coin at the service desk. There they were told they had won a free buffet and were directed to a banquet room. Once there, however, they found that the buffet was just the beginning. The owner of the hotel greeted them and told them they all won a chance to win two million dollars. The. challenge was that to win the money, they would a long time~ have to beat the other coin holders to Silver City, NM and be the first to open a locker with the key they had each had been given. VERDICT: 5 Bobcats out of 5 Thus the mad dash for the cash be-


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ANN MORNIN DOUG JAMISON Freelance Writers As the Peru State football and volyball teams begin their seasons, so >es the intramural program with ead Volleyball Coach Fred lbuchon as the new director. Aubuchon comes to PSC from .vens Community College in Toledo, 1io where he was head volleyball ach and academic advisor. He brings th him and enthusiasm. ' I love doing anything recreational d I want to provide opportunities for ! students to participate in different :ramural activities," said Aubuchon. The intramural office is located on ~top floor of the Student Center next the college bookstore. Students, facty and staff are encouraged to drop 'between the hours of9 and 11 a.m. onday-Friday to find. outabout upfilling events. If there is not enougp ne to stop by the office, che_ck out ty forthcoming activities in the on Channel 4, •

PSC mformat1on channel. " On Sept. 4, the intramural season kicked off with an Eight Ball pool and Ping-Pong tournament in the pool hall of the Student Center. The winner of the pool ,ipurnament was Ralph Wusk and the winner of the Ping-Pong tournament was David Myers. Another tournament will be held the week of Sept. 24, and everyone is invited to participate . Other events planned for the fall semester are a sand volleyball tournament to be held Sept. 8, and a slowpitch softball tournament beginning Sept. 11. Flag-football, bowling, and basketball are some of the activities that students can participate in later on in the semester. The future of the intramural program looks promising. Aubuchon wants the students to feel comfortable. coming to the office. "I want the office to be a living of~ fice so students can come see me and get anything for their campus needs," said Aubuchon. Fo~ ;dC!itionaJ{~formation or qurstions, '(contact Aubuchon at 872-2439. "-.







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September 21•1 and 2200 : Nebraska Literature Festival . September 25th: Aeolian /I September 29th: Wax Hands, Fantasy Photo (6:00 p.m., Student Center) October 2nc1: Blind Man's Bluff, A Cappella (during lunch) October 4th: Homecoming Bonfire (8:00p.m.) October 6th: Homecoming Game (1:00) and Dance (A Blast from the Past) October 7th: Theater production October 181h: Comedian Buzz Sutherland (8:00 p.m., Student Center)

Auburn September 22nc1: Annual Fall Festival (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Fairgrounds) .. " River City Roundup October 6-7: Annual Fall Harvest Festival

September 19th: Snoop Dogg (8:00 p.m., Pershing Auditorium)

September 21•1: Phil Vassar (7:30 p.m., Pershing Auditorium) October 3rd.71h: Disney on Ice Jungle Adventures (7:00 p.m. 10/ 3-10/5, 11:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. 10/6, 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. 1017)

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Omaha September 13th: Rollins Band Featuring Henry Rollins and Mother Superior (9:00 p.m., Ranch Bowl) September 19th: Black Eyed Peas (9:00 p.m., Ranch Bowl) September 201h: Robin Trower with spiral Locomotive (9:00 p.m., Ranch Bowl. September 21•1: Ratt (9:00 p.m., Music Box) September 25th: The James Cotton Blues Band (8:30 p.m., Music Box) September 26th: Moe (8:00 p.m., Sokol Auditorium) Soulcracker (9:00 p.m., Music Box) September 28 1h: Fabulous rriw,4t~~iHJ§,"(~~gQ,,J?,,m,~,, ,~~ Box) September 29th: Mystic Fest 2001 including palm and tarot readings, auraromatherapy, jewelry, and candles (Holiday Inn Central, Call Next Millennium Book Center @ 393-1121 to find out more.) October Sth: Ben F-olds with Citizen Cope (9 p.m:, Rancli Bowlr', October 13th: sir Mixalot (10:00 p.m., Music Box) October 20th: Maceo Parker (10:00 p.m., Music Box)

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Another Orange Traffic Coney Speaks Out

We think that we connect any actor to Kevin Bacon in six steps or less. We connect Kevin only through movies--spouses, television credits and the.ater productions do not count. We do not cheat. We challenge you to stump us! If you have a movie actor who you think we cannot connect to Kevin, email us at Stump us if you dare!! This week, we will start off by con. necting .all of the Friends to Kevin. Bacon. Ye~, we know they are television actors, but they all have movie credits. HIT BY A SMOOTH CRIMINAL A student was attacked by a guy that used to work for Here we go! General Electric. The student was knocked out for six seconds. He awoke to find himself next to a bunch of air conditio~ers. "Cool," the guy said. "I need one of these." Photos b cam Penttland David Schwimmer David was in The Pallbearer with Gwyneth Pa.ltrow. Gwyneth was in Seven with Brad Pitt. Brad was i~,Sleepers with Kevin. Courteney Cox·


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Barrymore. · Barrymore was in Boys On The Side with Whoopi Goldberg. Goldberg was in Made in America with Ted Danson. Danson was in Three Men and aBabv with Steven Guttenberg. ' Guttenberg was in Diner with Kevin.

MattLeBlanc Matt was in Lost in Space with Gary Oldman. Oldman was in Murder In The First with Kevin. Lisa Kudrow Lisa was in Analyze This with Robert DeNiro. DeNiro was in Casino with Sharon Stone. Stone in.He Said, She Said with Kevin.


RENOVATIONS GOING WELL A Matthew Perry NOT SO SAFE A safe in the window in Hoyt got struck by a frisbee Perry was in She's Driving Me Crazy admissions building was left open. with Tony Danza. last Monday. Fisbee Golf Rocks! This could be some funny money. Danza was in Angles in the Outfield with Danny Glover. ran away, please call me. He goes by think? Glover was in Witness with Harrison SCOOTIE MALLI There is nothing left to say about the name Bowser. I named him after Ford. the bad creature guy on the original these pictures. They say a thousand Cool Guy Ford was in Indiana Jones The Last SuperMario Brothers. If you stole the words that might offend anyone with Cruasde w.ith Sean Connery. Operation Nightlife was caught on cookie from the jar, then blame it on no sense of humor. Ha! Ha! HA! Connery was in The Untouchables Right now I have nothing left to say. film in a plan to let students know that someone else. Who, me? Yes, you! with Kevin Costner. Couldn't be! Then who? Tony stole the I think I might talk about the darkness things do really go bump in the night. Costner was in JFK with Kevin. of a windowpane, or the safety of a The film captures many mischievous cookie from the cookie jar. Operation .Nightlife does not want safe, but I don't think I will. I think, ongoings that happen on campus. Jennifer Aniston These pictures were taken with a spe- you to see these photos, but thanks to therefore I am. Aniston was in Rock Star with Mark Go ahead and enjoy the nightlife that cial night lens that captures every de- Canadian friends, we have them exWahlberg. tail. The stories might be true, and the clusively. These pictures are like rain happens when you are sleeping. You Wahlberg was in Boogie Nights. names were changed to protect the on your wedding day. It is like too will not be able to sleep again. Wait, Reynolds was in Striptease with many spoons when all you need is a you are college students. You never get people w:ho are guilty. Demi More If you have any information on Op- knife. It is like meeting the man of enough sleep. Moore was in A Few Good Men with eration Nightlife, good for you. If you your dreams, and meeting hjs b~auti­ Kevin. have any information on my dog tha,t ful wife. Isn't it ironic? Don't you

In a forum last Monday, the Orange j Traffic Cone by Morgan Hall had a.' chance to speak out. The lecture: lasted an hour and dealt with topics like abuse, neglect, and bad hair-I styles. ' "I sit . out here everyday . an d I havejI to listen to the girls of Morgan Hall I complaining about each other," said 1 the Orange Traffic Cone. "How many j times do I have to hear them making! fun of each other's hairstyles'?" : Beside the complaints, the OrangeJ Traffic Con~ is happy to be on cam-I pus. It is safe to say the Orange Traf~1 fie Cone is seen as a symbol of alllI . the construction on campus. I The Orange Traffic Cone is not thel only construction tool that wants ai voi~e on campus. The Orange Traf-j fie Fence by the sidewalk by the~ AWAC i.s i!1. the process of speakingj out. ..,. I 1 "I am sick of all the rocks around me," said the Orange Traffic Fence. "I also wish people would stop grab bing me when they walk around me;1 I mean, do they really need to? 1 .swear, I feel so violated and dirty sometimes.·· 50 Percent of Doctors Graduate N, the Bottom of Their Class


A studv came out last summer tha · shows 50 percent of doctors gradu1 ate at the bo\tom of their class. Th '. study has shocked lots of citizens tha:1 are worried this might affect the qual-i itv of their heath care. j ''I <lm so worried," said Joe Stalin.I "50 percent is like. a high number. ~ mean, I know it takes a while to bthrough school. I have been in. school for eight years and I still haven't de; cla red a major. I mean a lot of peoply go to school for eight years, right They're called doctors." The study is sending shock waves over the United States. i1 "I am so freaked out. I didn't kno' that there are so many dumb docto' out there," said Sophomore Chuc Fluck." Bob Inn Meets Saved by the Bell; The College Years


The new design to the Bob Inn haj some students asking 'Where have. seen this place before?' It is easy t1j see that the ?ob Itm 's new look wai intluencedby'the hit sitcom, Save:] by the Bell. Student reactions havj been mixed about the new design. "I really like the new look. I ca• skip my class. and hang out in ther with my friends forever," said Mac Zorris. "I really like the many diff~ ent geometrical shapes that have t cool neon light though them. That radicool." Other students think the new sign is a little bit too SO's for the

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Friday, Sept. 28, 2001


Vol. 79, Issue¥'

Criminal Justice major announced on campus BRANDI LANG Freelance Writer

PSC students had the opportunity to browse through posters and art work in the Student Center last week.

As part of the Nebraska Literature Festival, a testimonial dinner was held in Nebraska City to honor Bill Kloefkorn and Don Welch, two of Nebraska's most talented and influential writers: ·

Roll out the red carpet, a new major ·is about to make its appearance at Peru State College. If all goes according to plan, criminal justice will be fully implemented as a new, stand-alone major with the publishing of the 2003 course catalog. Up to this point, the criminal justice program has been an option within the fields of psychology and sociology. The separatfon has been proposed for several reasons. The quality of the program has improved over the past few years as the demand for criminal justice graduates has grown. Etnployeis are. looking for mori:: specialized employees than those who have graduated with only a criminal justice op~ ti on. Dr. Ketly Asmussen, head of the criminal justice program, believes the new program will address the needs of students, as well as those of employers. "It will become a more well-rounded major that meets their [students'] needs when they go out to get a job," said Asmussen. To help meet these needs, the criminal justice major will be offered with two options. Students will be required to complete core classes, and then will be able to choolie between specializing in administration or counseling. The administration option will equip students to work their way up the career ladder from entry-level positions, preparing them for higher-level administrative positions. The counseling option will prepare students for counseling careers, spe~ cializing in interacting with people in times of distress. Along with this option, a certified alcohol and drug coun-. seling (CADAC) program is planned.

Thoµgh the CADAC program has not reached the level of approval that the criminal justice program has reached, it is well in the works. Should the CADAC program be approved, Asmussen believes it will be the first q>llege-level program of its kind in Neb. Asmussen ha~ been planning the move to a separate criminal justice major since he first arrived at PSC seven years ago. The actual preparations have. been taking place during the past four years. Asmussen stated that the .interest in the criminal justice field has grown steadily over the seven years he has been at PSC, and that enrollment and graduation rates have been eticou!aging. With .the S1Jpport of the administration and the school of professional studies behind him, Asmussen is ready to bring the pro-. gram into its own. "It will be a very positive step forward for the college," said Asmussen. While the transition will not be complete for another two years, course changes are already taking place in preparation for the implementation of the program. Several classes have been modified to meet the new requirements that a major will require, and new classes are being added each year. Students currently within the criminal justice option will not be affected by the changes. They will have the option to take some of the new courses, but it will not be required of them. Freshmen arriving in the next two years will be the first gr;i.duates of the new major, should it pass the last steps in the approval process. Feedback has been "very positive on the whole," according to Asmussen. "We are trying to streamline the focus of the students," he said. "We are doing what our mission statement says." ·

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PERU FIDDLER The Fiddling Contest held in downtown Peru was a success. Here, Karissa Lockard demonstrates her fiddling skills. ·

New clubs seek to add to fun and variety of student life TYREE SEJKORA Staff Writer On a small college campus, where the town doesn't provide much activity, a great way to get involved with others is to join clubs. Pei:u State College has provided a great deal of clubs for students to get involved in, and this year is no different. However, two new clubs have been added to the list this year, and an old one has been revived. Campus Crusade for Christ is a new kid in town when it. comes to campus activities. It is a student led organization that meets once a week in the Bur Oak room in the Student Ceriter on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. Joel Lundak is the faculty facilitator and

the leadership team currently consists of Beck Johnson, Kurt Lockard, Nick Rosenboom, and Jessica Wilkening. "We are really excited to have started Campus Crusade for Christ liere. God really opened the doors for us to get started, and it has really been a blessing to see this campus so inter:: ested in getting involved. We have had three meetings so far, and they have all been great. I encourage everyone to come check us out this week!" stated Freshman leadership membership .team Kurt Lockard. Everyone is welcome to join in for a fun time and fellowship. To learn more infonnation and to find out more about who is involved and what the club is about, feel free to call 872-2056

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Peru State College receives generous gift from McGrew RANDI MAYBERRY

English faculty pose at the testimonial dinner: Anthony McCrann, Druann Domangue, Bill Clemente, Mary Adams, and Dan Holtz.

A press release from Vice President Bredemeier, member and record Propst, "We are gratified by the supfor College Advancement Kent Propst keeper for the Foundation states, "I port Miss McGrew has demonstrated Staff Writer states that McGrew's will asks for the don't know when the decisions will for Peru State College through this A Peru State College Alumnus has contribution "to be used by that insti- be made or who will make the deci- gift. Her generosity makes our instileft the Peru State College Foundation tution [PSC] for tile benefit of its Ii- sions." tution a better and stronger place." a gift of $25,000 to be used to pur- brary through the purchase of art Peru State College President Ben McGrew graduated from Peru State chase artwork. Miriam McGrew, a works created by its former students Johnson adds to Bredemeier's state- College in 1932 with a degree in Art I 932 graduate of Peru State College, and for gallery exhibitions thereof!' ment saying, "I am in the process of Education. passed awayip}anl}ary, 2001 and left ;' · It is i;tQt '.yet 9erta,in when,.any ,art- ;. Jjndipg i:i:tfortnfltipp myself.': ··• . ~e,rJj.S,~(e~ollege ih be,t. vyil:L, •. ,, .,.• ,:~9~:k::-vt1·i b.e P\,~ 1• ~a.r<)lyn: .... ;Joh,n.s.op'!l~9~. i~..~11rfl~~1;i;!f<;ii~~fl"o.m . . '

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Friday Sept. 28, 2001

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The Student Board Member to the oard of Trustees, Tammy Mundil, etumed from Chadron and reported o Senate at the Sept. 18 meeting. She eported that much of the talk at the eeting revolved arou.nd the upcomng budget cuts that have been proosed in state legislature. The state is looking at a budget cut or the state college system that could e as high as 10%, though numbers re still fluctuating, due to a lack of evenue that was previously projected. undil noted that the Neb. state colege system can absorb about 2% of he cut, while the rest will have to be bsorbed through tuition incn;ases and he college's reserves. She informed ena~e that they can expect tuition osts to rise in the future. If you have any comments or conerns you would like presented to the oard of Trustees, you are welcome o email Tammy Mundil at undil@bobcat Sept. 18 was also the first meeting ith. an (almost) full Senate. Conratulations to new Senate members! hey are as follows:

elzell Hall Representative: eremy Muckey organ Hall Representative: elissa Osmera layburn!Mathews Repreentative: Brett Roberts

Nicholas/Pate Representative: l odie Kluthe Commuter Representatives: Elysia McGill, Heidi Madsen Non-Traditional Representatives: Alan Gregersen, Shawn Strickland Freshman Representatives: Sara ·Blecha, Elizabeth Einspahr




.Emotions were raging in the students who arrived at the Benford Recital Hall on Tuesday night, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. for the prayer vigil. Joe Kincaid led everyone in the Lord's Prayer, and then Pastor Owen Cervantes spoke with a very moving message. Though confusion, anger, and sadness were key emotions in all of those present, Cervantes seemedto emit a calming attitude with his message that "God's plan has not been altered ... He is still in control." He "God's eternal Jove and mercy." Many of the students were moved used the example of the servant of Job from the Holy Bible as an example of by.the day's events of the World Trade


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and the attempted destruction of the Pentagon in Washington D.C. One student, Sadye Wollenburg, commented, "I never thought this would ever happen during my lifetime." Another student, Jeremy Muckey, said, "I find today's events both shocking and insulting, but realize that if our country has lasted this long, we'll outlast this too." Though shock, horror, and disillusionment still reign supreme, hopefully those who attended the prayer vigil were somewhat set at ease, and could return home with Cervantes' reminder tha! God IS stiJl jn control.

Ellis a new face in health care CALVIN EGGER GORICA GRAMATIKOVA Freelance Writers

Senate also held elections to fill se~­ retarial positions. Congratulations to Ryan Krier who was voted i17 as Recording Secretary, Jeremy Muckey as Students needing cures for what ails Financial Secretary, and Anna them will find a new face in the Health Wheeler as Corresponding Secretary. Center this year. Peggy Ellis, LPN, joined the staff of Peru State College in August on a semester-long contract. Ellis i.s originally from Tacoma,


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Interviews were conducted Sept. 24 to fill the remaining open positions: Davidson/Palmer Representative, Oak Hill Representative, and Senator-atLarge.



Wash., where she also received her nursing training. She credits her desire to become a nurse to a yearlong stay in the h()spital whens.he was nine: Ellis'ha~·ha(f~~teil~i~~:riiirslng aricl trave'l ekper1ence~'Ft6ili'I989 r~·f994 she ,was in Anchorage,. Alaska, where she worked in pediatrics, geriatrics, assisted living, and as a clinical nurse. She flew a six-passenger airplane to small villages to provide treatment for the residents. After her time in Alaska, Ellis spent five years in Montana working in hospice care, as a trauma ER nurse, and as a nurse in a foot clinic. She was oncall as a breath alcohol tester and did drugtestingforthestate'sDepartment of Transportation. She lived for a while in Minnesota before coming to J,>eru in March of 1999. She worked as a private-duty nurse in the area before taking her

current position at PSC. "The opportunity was offered, and I took it," said Ellis of her decision to join the PSC staff. Ellis lives in the c©mmy near Peru with her husband. Their daughter graduated from PSC with a bachelor's degree in education in May of 200 l, and their son is currently at California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, Calif. training in marine transportation. Hours at the health center-are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tµesday; Thµrsday, and Friday, On Wec;lm~s9ays frqm. l to 5 p.m., Dr. Stelling and physician as~ sistant Langemeier from Physicians clinic of Nebraska City, Neb. are on hand to see students. All services are free. Immunizations, strept tests, urinalysis, and pregnancy tests are available, and these services are confidential. ,


Poetry myths dispelled at Nebraska Literature Festival I citing because the poets made what they had written come alive with just the slightest of voice inflections. Kershner did this very well in her When I walked into a poetry read- poem called "Clairol Number Five." ing for the Nebraska Literature Festi- She added some humor too, with her val in the Coffeehouse of the Student poem "On Martha Stewart," expressCentet last Friday morning, just barely ing her annoyance at the home and on time, I didn't know what to expect. garden guru by stating her desire to I wondered ifl would be able to relate box a few rounds with her. to any of the poems, or even underThe humor continued when Mason stand them, for that matter. But when started his reading with a hysterical the two poets, Matthew Mason and poem about cows. This poem set the Monica Kershner, started reciting their tone for the entire reading, which inpoems~· I·was pleasantly surprised. eluded poems such as "Pork Rinds··'·•'•ln"ff£Ct,"'rcshufflah'freafi''cafl'if re:.···c·h'·''t.e''r···1·'·'' "n~;f"'4J"\"'r'·v· ..1·n"·' <·I!:;· ;o'·. c'·.a·. ;1,, ,~ ':'o'., ,~l. ». '; ", "'· "';""', h·•.'\~I?(i '\~!-."·~·;-~~·~~; "\~\,1.1,,"'''~,g,._,li;~~>,,·i~·~'·~r,·'''




Meyer Weinermobile Alone"- not exactly topics that come to mind when I think of poetry. The audience (which consisted mostly of high school students) seemed to share my sentiment that Mas.on's poems provided major comic relief, something we could all use right now. I also appreciated his serious poems. They flowed like water,. particularly his poem "Coffee and Astronomy." He had me totally engrossed from the beginning to the end. Needle,ss to si,ty, this st;:ssion out any iprecon~eptions I llad '' ..•.•,• .· .,.,., ·B~¢.~Y:r~;.;:• '. "'' .. "'"' '"',



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those two jobs, you will do ALL your homework, even the problems that are Staff Writer not answered in the back of the book. (My statistics classmates know what When. I wander .around campus, I I am talking about.) can see that there; are quite a few NonCurrently, another Non-Traditional Traditional students enrolled here at student and I have to apologize to our Peru. Organizational Behavior class for After talking with the Registrar's "skewing the curve to the right." office, I found that the phrase, "Non- (More Stats stuff:) We did not miss Traditional Stud.ent~" has taken on a enough questions on the last test. Sorry much larger role than what I thought about that. My excuse .is that I just it was. I assumed that Non-trads were spent the last 11 years working in a over 25 years old, had worked for a factory because I did not finish my while, and were going back to school college degree the first time. I will not to finish a degree. I assumed that be- let that happen again. cause that is who I am. Don't get me wrong, factory work >ticky, supple dough Actually, non-tradjtional students can be rewarding, but mostly, it isn't. l'he way you mush in my hands come from many situations. Some Mostly, you and everyone else are just \.nd melt in the sun have just taken a year or two off from marking time, waiting for retirement. :'empts me school. Others are young patents who Getting a degree in a field that interilazed, frosted were unable to go to school with small ests you can be much more rewardUch chocolate, radiant sprinkles children. Anyone whocmnes from the ing, and giyes you OP,port1mities· you You taste like pure sweet service js nori-ttaditiorial as welt would not receive otherwise. Let :ake irnmy1 nrol!r1lh ,,. , ;rl;\ere; .a~. times ;in c;la~s, tl9weyei;, 8Qm¢one else be a mtndles&.automa~ 1 ~owdeted sugarstrcks io my' lips;' : ' when I am the o~ly stud~nt with male- .. to~ at th~ l~cal Widget fact~~y. . . fats crunch between my teeth, pattern-baldness, and it is hard not .to This is just my opinion, so you don't ~an to my white Styrofoam plate feel like I am the only· one going to have to believe it. I'm probabIY way '1ajestic chunks of apple in my fritter school here. As a group though, there off here, and we are all trying equally led raspberry jelly in your middle is another way that the Non-Tradi- hard to learn. S.end your hate mail to )ozing out onto my lap tional student is singled out, and it is our editor, she loves to read that kind . cing and cream the real topic of this opinion column, of stuff. Maybe the truth is, the Non:lound; filled-, long, twists not my receding hairline: We WANT Traditional student is more desperate squeeze 'you' between my fingers to be educated. That's all; that's the and cari't afford to screw up, or not \.nd breakyoiHn half , whole story. There is more .to it than make it. to class, or whatever. Maybe \.nd your hole disappears· that, of course, because I need to fill the Non-Traditional student has more see what I hofd this page with words. to lose by not studying hard, because iwo halves of a doughnut What does that mean-we want to of our age. You know we old people :'hat crumble in my hands be educated? For the most part Non- can't remember anything. Maybe we '1elt,on my tongue Traditional students have seen the just try hard because we are used to it. {ou are my weakness "real world;, and do not want to go . If there is one thing I would want you want to eat you back into that w~rlci i.mless.~ed with to. remember.from this column, it is college degree. . . this: the college experience I1ot only , My feeling ~ tflat every qoliege stu- gives us academic training in our field del'.lf sh.~uld w~dc for a year prior to . .of study, it also teaches us hqw to think going to coilege--s1x mont~ working and act as adults. In general, the Non..: for a fast-food chain and six months Traditional student already has the working factory/production work. adult part covered, s9 all we have to Believe me, after. a year of working do is study.



- The heavy sweet odor that escapes from the grape juice bottle when you pop the lid " The muffled shuunk of a new car door when you shut it - The way cottage cheese and sticky lasagna noodles feel like a marshmallow, soft and full in your mouth - The cold bite of tickling morning dew on bare. toes one Spring morning . - Sitting on a. picnic blanket on a


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The Times, the official student newspaper of Peru State College, is published six times per semester by Peru State College students. The Times office is located in.the college Publications Office in the AD Majors building. Kimberly Pukall Contributiru: Staff The opinions expressed in the Times may not be those of the entire editorial staff. All Bradley J. Dorenkamp Grace Johnson letters to the editor are welcome, and the writers of those letters need not be students. Scott Nelsen Randi. Mayberry Letters, cartoons, articles and so forth submitted to the Times should be signed by the Hillary McKey Cam Pentland individual(s) submitting them and will be published at the discretion of the staff. Letters to Brandi Groff· Tyree Sejkora the editor should not exceed 250 words in length. The Times reserves the right to edit all Carolyn Scholl Becky Skow letters to the editor for grammar and style. · Kay Stander Ken Hastings The Times is printed by Auburn Newspapers, Auburn, Neb. To reach the Times, call us at (402) 872-2260, e-mail us at, or Druann Dom,angue senq material to the Peru State Times, Campus Mail, J>er,u St~te Collegt;, Peru, NE.6842L :Vtew14s,qq ~he 'feb at · · .

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Friday . · Sept~ 28, 2001

The Peru State Times

Stage erupts with hot, hopping, happy students CAROLYN SCHOLL

Staff Writer On a day when sadness prevailed, it was a good change of pace to hear the laughter coming from the college theater on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Hypnotist Frederick Winters traveled to Peru State College to entertain the students with a hilarious two-hour show of beach episodes, name-chang~ ing, deadly snakes, and an MTV dance party. . Winters invited 17 students onto the stage, and though he successfully hypnotized only 15 of them, he did also capture audience members. He got lots of laughs during the show when. he made the hypnotized students think that they were hot and bothered at the beach, and later cold and less-than-properly dressed, The audience was provided with an education show resembling something from Animal Planet when two masculine men were told they .were a mother and baby kangaroo. Grabbing each other joyfully around thewaist, they proceeded to hop around the

stage, happy as can be, until Winters pulled them from their delusion. Happiness was not the expression they wore at that point. Another of Winters' antics involved making a young woman think that a roll of toilet paper was· the softest she had ever felt. Overcome by excitement, she entered the audience to share pieces of her find with the crowd. When she realized what she was doing, her embarrassmen.t was apparent. One of the cutest moments ofthe · night came when the group of hypnotized students was told that it was their 1501h birthday. Some of their birthday wishes were shocking, especially those of "Spanky" and Jodi, who entertained thoughts of geriatric exercises that should only be performed behind closed, and hopefully locked, doors.·· Overall, Winters and his "willing" helpers put on a terrific show that gave students some respite from the weightier events of the · day.

Enrollment steadily increasing PSC numbers up; aftermF3lt~ of Sept. 11 terrorist attack may trickle down TRINA FITCH

Freelance Writer Enrollment at Peru State College is currently listed as 1,312 students, which reflects an increase of 5.6 percent over last fall's early enrollment numbers of 1,242.

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campus students at the Offutt Air Force Base site. With the recent terrorist attacks, the~e is' a possibility that servicemen at Offutt might be called away to military duty. It is Peru State's hopes that the effects will be minimal on final student enrollment, Propst said. In the spring of 2001, Peru gradu~ ated a senior class of 300. As a result . of this large graduation "our current junior and senior classes are small. However, our freshman class, including transfer students, is up by 8.8 percent," Propst said.

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These numbers reflect an upward trend fo enrollment at PSC. Two years ago, enrollment was 1,084, said Kent Propst, vice president for college advancement and institutional relations. The administration will not know the final fall enrollment at PSC until October when all of .the off-campus classes are in progress. The college is/expecting well over 400 more students to enroll before the semester ends. This would be in keepi:qg with last year's final fall enrollment of 1,727. Peru State has a large number of off-

: Tuesday, Oct: 2

9:30 a'.m.: Ugly Truck Contes!. Trucks will gather in the parking lot behind the.old gym-for judging and . parade line-up.

.• • . • 11:30 a.m. tq 1:00 p.m.: Blind : Mim's Bluff will be performing in the 10:30 a.m.: Parade • Student Center. The group has re•. ceived. the 1997 Audienc.e Favorite 11:30 a.m.: Volleyball vs. Okla· h ,u · h Wh 1 c • Award, and their new hit sit;tgle, oma nes1eyan in t e ee er en: "Wake lJP Call," is receiving airplay ter •on national radio. They have so per: fected their vocal style that they have 1:00 p.m.: Football game against • taken the a cappella genre to the next Midland Lutheran in the Oak Bowl : level. 9:30 - midnight: Homecoming dance in the Student Center - "Blast : 6:30 p.m. - 7:30p.m.: Poker Runfrom the Past" • Tour Peru and turn in your best hand!

: Pick up information/rules at CAB/ .• Senate Office in the Student Center All information, rules, and any changes to this schedule are available

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: 12: 15 p.m. PSC Choir will sing the • school song in the cafeteria


• 5:0Qp.m.: Hometown pictures due : at Senate/CAB Office

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Homecoming Candidates: Freshmen Travis Barr Steve Fuller Kory Whi~e Wendy Alexander Sara Blecha Sally Witt



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Juniors Scott Nelsen Troy Reutlinger Matt Shelsta Stephanie Becker §araCraven Meghan Scanlan

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History 113 Sections A & B happen. Forever, the USA was (American History Before changed on Sept. 11, 2001. 1865) met the day after the terrorist bombings for their Robert Curvan, Pre-Law: regular classes. The assignment was to write an intro- As a stunned nation watched helplessly, the backbone of world democductory paragraph, as it racy was dealt a cruel, harsh blow. might appear in the next edi- We see terrorism all the time on teletion of an American History vision, in other countries; and we altextbook, for the events of ways had that "aw shucks" mentalSept. 11, 2001. Here's what ity.That has now forever changed. On some of them wrote:. the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, a maJoe Herold, sophomore in Sports Management:

jor coordinated act of terrorism took place on American soil. A total of four planes were hijacked, two were flown into the sides of the World Trade Center's buildings One and Two. Another plane was steered into a side of the Pentagon building, passing through all inner levels, A to D. Finally, a fourth plane was brought down outside Pittsburgh, Penn., allegedly on its way to Camp David in Maryland.

On Sept. 11, 2001, the United States was struck by a horrible tragedy. A terroist group hijacked four planes and crashed them - two into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and one in Pennsylvania. This quite possibly could have been one of the darkest days in American history. From this, the whole world Andra Pierce, changed. In a way that is freshman in Pre-Dental: undescribable, the all-mighty USA was attacked on its own soil. SomeThe main concern I have over the one did the unthinkable, tl)e one. thing ,eye!ilts of Sept. U, 20Ql, i~ the; emp1 · · that hon&ofUs would'·evet think could

tional states of the children and the parents who have lost their loved ones. Imagine standing or sitting there having a dead parent or child lying beside you. Imagine not being able to find your mom or dad and/or child. For the people who have to go through and pull all of the dead or survivors, it must be extremely hard. I felt peace. was supposed to have been taken care of and we thought as Americans we were safe and nothing would happen to u~. Well, reality check, because it happened and a lot more could and most likely will happen. buildings, individuals in surrounding areas, and hundreds dispatched to proJeff James, freshman in vide emergency assistance. As the dust settled, the nation, in shock and Natural Sciences: forever changed, was left to consider imminent war and the strength, freeOn Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. was at- dom and unity upon which the nation tacked. Thousands were killed, others was founded. The pledge to the injured. Hundreds of boats were de- American Flag, "One nation under stroyed. Freedom was attacked;-that God, indivisible, with liberty and jusis, our freedom to move about in the tice for all," would be tested and deworld. This was considered to be the fended as Americans prepared to greatest American tragedy in modem stand, united. history. That all changed on Sept. U, 2001. Andrea Williams, junior In a span of two hpurs, America lost their symbol of economy and the sym- in Elementary Education/ bol of power was damaged. The twin Special Education: towers of the World Trade Center were purposely and cowardly destroyed and It started out just like any normal the Pentagon was damaged. Although Tuesday morning. Manhattan was it looked like an.other Pearl Harbor, it bustling with its.many daily activities wasn't. We do not know the enemy. by 8:45 a.m. Little did anyone know Our freedom was once again attacked. that the lives of Americans would forBut, the U.S. will move on. We will ever change that day. Forever lost are go forth into the future and when we the friends that one didn't go out with capture and punish whomever did this last night because they had too much to our country, we will look back at cleaning to do. A father who had deSept. 11 as the day when the U.S. was cided to go for a jog before he went brought together in tragedy. to work that day is so thankful he made that decision. Tai Halalilo, Last are the many people who were on their flight home after vacation or senior in History: a business trip. Gone are the fathers, mothers, grandmas, grandpas who On the morning of Sept. ll, 2001, never got a chance to gain this title. the strongest nation in the world was Americans who were around this day brought to its knees in a cloud of dust will always remember what they were and despair when a commercial airdoing when they heard this terrible craft crashed into the South Tower of news. the World Trade Center in New York City. First believed to be a tragic accident, terrorism became the clear mo- Lyndsay Fisher, tive when twenty minutes later another freshman in Business: plane plummeted into the second of the Twin Towers. In Washington D.C., Sept. 11, 2001 became a very ima plane was flown directly into the portant day in the history of the Pentagon, followed by a fourth crash United States. An otherwise economijn rural Pennsylvania. The number of .c: 1· .·• 1 t d t f. th 1ata 1t1es esca a e o over 1ve ou- cally powerful country became t.he . sand, including all aboard the foqr, target of one_ of th:. larg~st te~o~st: 1 'lfircrlifts, 'marly whO worked ifJ. the' hit· .&ttaclbL1Jt 'bt~!\lt:$', .EarJ)' Ji:roi:nu:ig


marked the stench of death as three planes flew into key governmental buildings. The first two planes hit the enormous World Trade Centers on the island of Manhattan. The third plane was flown into a high-security building known as the Pentagon. Investigators looked for possibilities as to whom was responsible for such a tragedy as the nation wat.<:;hed interror. This violent act was the basis for a war scare far larger than any war seen before.

Norva Edwards, freshman in Special Education: The date of Sept. 11, 200 l will forever be remembered. As the sun rose over the ocean, and the day was beginning for America, the reality of how vulnerable the United States was became a huge reality. Watching what seemed to be just a freak accident being televized over the network stations, came the shock of another plane crashing into the World Trade Center Tower in New York City. A city that employs millions of people comes to a standstill, as did the world. Not really grasping what was unfolding in America, the citizens questioned the need to find answers. What does this begin to do to America; what does this mean to the nation? The effect of these terrorist actions will start to unfold in the days following these attacks.

Melissa Leierer, sophomore in Elementary Education/ Special Education: American history textbooks will define the date of Sept. 11, 2001 as the day freedom was threatened. The attacks on the World Trade Center and.the Pentagon sent a message to Americans, that one cannot get too comfortable living their Ii ves, nor let their guards down. The attacks meant a time when lives, as well as society as a whole, will be changed forever. It is a reminder of the dangers of taking freedom for granted. As a result of this action on the United States, Americans know not to take anything for granted, realizing how precious their liv~tfl1!9 s:ountry .at~\o,t)le~,,, ,



Friday Sept. 28, 2001 ..

PSC, state celebrates its heritage at Nebraska Lit Fest

Scenes from the Lit Fest: (From top, clockwise): Contestants vie for awards Saturday afternoon in Peru's first annual fiddle contest, poet Bill Kloefkorn interprets his poetry during the festival sessions, and Peru State English Professor Bill Clemente teaches a group of grade school students at the Little Red Schoolhouse.

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-;TRANDED AT THIRD WITH SCOTT NELSEN t once I never wanted it to happen,

1e time is approaching for that everIIDOUs fax to arrive, I couldn't want tore. For those of you who do not ~w what I am talking about, 'His iness' is returning. lCCording to the Washington Post, announcement could happen on :sday, Sept. 25, 2001. Granted this I be old news, but I want to explain swing .of emotions over the past e months, of the Jordan limbo. N'hen the rumors of Jordan's posie return began to surface in late 1uary and early February, I really n't want to see him come back. ~re were many reasons to my thinkof this, the main being, what it will to the league itself When you think mt it, Jordan would in a sense 'ruin' league. With the return of him, all the TV will go back to him, all of ~media coverage will return to him, ::rything will return to being Michael :dan this and Michael Jordan that. !he NBA has done quite a bit to try recover from Jordan's departure. 'e without ~ NB · ~~eti5~1t'fJta;Jer•fligra~tiltS~arth:·e'7'er.· endance and it was hard for the No one will ever be as good as Jortgue to find a new identity. The dan; no one ever will be as good as tgue now advertises people such as Jordan, and even watching him in his >be Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Vince later years is better than not being able uter, instead of just Michael. to watch him at all. When draft began to role around, I On a personal note, everyone go out )ughtthat all chances of Jordan re- and vote for Mr. Hustle for Homernin~ W~P.lli ·Qe over,. as Charles coming king. Even if you don't vote 1rklef~p~lled. hi~$elf out of the for Mr. Hustle, please go and vote.

Aany opportunities in intramurals ANN MORNIN Freelance Writer

foftball is under way for Intramurals td so far it has been successful. Dictor of Intramurals Fred Aubuchon id that things have gone smoothly. "It is going good. There were seven ams that signed up for softball and any have come in to get sign up teets for flag football. Overall, I am ~ry pleased," stated Aubuchon. Weather has not been a problem like 1 years past. The softball league has ,ayed for two weeks. Brawzenjawks, esidence Life Raiders, and Dropin ombs are all undefeated. They play •'ery Thursday night at the city softall field.


comeback trail. They were supposStaff Writer edly working out together and both going to return and play basketball for Peru State has a new Sports Inforthe woeful Washington Wizard~. mation Director, Jerre Cole. Cole Without Barkley there to push him, comes to Peru from Porterville College I thought Jordan wouldn't be back. in Calif., where he was the assistant The fans of the NBA and the media basketball coach for five years. He is never really got a real feel about Jor- originally from Washington, Kan., and dan and what his decision was on him wanted to get back to the Midwest returning. Jordan continued to train when looking for a new position. J;>SC extensively and dropped 40 pounds fit the bill. Cole is also the assistant in his first two months of working out. basketball coach here, so students can Following a pickup game in July, Jor- expect to see more of him. dan broke some of his ribs, and this As Sports Information Director was yet another sign, or at least I (SID), however, his job will be mostly thought, that he wouldn't return. behind the scenes. The responsibilities On the 10'11 of September, Jordan of the SID include promoting the stuwas once again bombarded with questions, as he always is when he goes out in public. When asked about his comeback, Jordan replied that he is "doing it for the love of the game." So with this decision on the brink, one can only hope that Jordan returns to the National Basketball Association. Granted every NBC or TNT/TBS game will be a Wizards game, the best '9g, ~j.llJ;ie!.'lcPcle,. !,2•• ~.~J!ittt9¥.§fr1l:)a§~ .•.

Flag football will be starting at the end of September. Final day for signing up .is Oct. 4, but students should try to have their teams in by Sept. 30. The games will be played on Sundays. Any questions about flag football should be directed toward Aubuchon at extension 2439 or at the Intramurals office. Due to lack of participants, sand volleyball was cancelled this semester. Aubuchon said that they would try again next semester. He hopes to get a better turnout. Some faces that will be seen at most of the Intramural events will be Sophomore Nate Stender and Senior · Chad Beckman. They are the student supervisors that are in charge of all the fields and cleanup. Aubuchon is pleased with his crew. "I have a very hard working staff. I am very happy with the job they a:re doing, " said Aubuchon. Bowling is still to come for this semester. Expect information sometime in October.

volved are creating media guides, brochures, traveling, and press releases. The SID also makes sure PSC has PA announcers and score keepers. When asked what students can expect to see or hear from him in the next month; he replied, "Hopefully, I work in the background, and you won't see or hear me." The SID does his job best when no one knows he has done it at all. When asked what his feelings were about the town of Peru, he replied that a small town environment is positive, Photo By Ken Hastiirigs after being in California for five years. Cole hard at work in the.Sports Info. Office.

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PSC football squad makes easy work out of Panhandle, move to 2-2 on season SCOTT NELSEN Sports Editor The Peru State College football squad opened their 2001 home season with a 30-6 victory over Panhandle State University on Saturday, Sept. 22. The victory brought the Bobcats' season record to 2-2, going into their second bye week in three weeks. Prior to their first bye ;,..eeks, the Bobcats traveled to Wayne, ]'feb. to face Wayne State College, a NCAA DII school. The Wildcats used 422 yards of total offense to upend the B9bcat's 21-0. Jason McDaniel (Lincoln) led the Bobcats in rushing with 26 yards on the ground. Chaney Smith (Ankeny, Iowa) tallied 19 yards on the ground as well. The Bobcats used three quarterbacks to gain 51 yards through the air. McDaniel was 3-7 for 19 yatds, Brian Robertson (Gallatin, Mo.) was 2-4 for 17 yards, and Toby Henry (Houston, TX) completed 2 of 3 passes for 15 yards. Senior quarterback Tommy Aldana {Nebraska City) missed the game due to an injury. Jason Hurt (Dannebrog) led the Bobcat defense with tackles, collecting 13, three of which were for a loss. Nolan Reil (Milford) added 10, including an interception. "It was a hard fought battle," said Senior defensive back Kevin Tilson. "We just came up short in the end." Peru State College took advantage of the bye week to heal injuries and entered their game with Oklahoma Panhandle rested and ready. The Aggies entered the contest being outscored 88-0 already this season.

Smith got the Bobcat offense going with a five-yard touchdown run with 2:24 left in the first quarter. Austin Arnold (Stromsburg) capped off the six play, 30 yard drive with a successful PAT. A poor long snap on an attempted punt of Panhandle gave Peru State a first and goal situation from the fiveyard line. Aldana ran an option to the left side to give the Bobcats a 14-0 lead. Aldana then hooked up with Matt Beck (Ralston) for 70-yard touchdown pass, giving the Bobcats a 21-0 lead after Arnold's PAT. Peru State took advantage of another poor snap, this time resulting in a safety to give them a 23-0 lead going into the halftime. "Our defense played well the whole game," said Senior Ross Luzum. "Our offense c.apitalized on some big mistakes." Aldana would later hook up with Scott Beveridge (Reno, Nevada) on a 34-yard pass to push the lead to 30-0. The Bobcat defense had a great day, allowing Panhandle to only 13 yards rushing and only 181 yardsoftotaloffense. Junior Paul Heusinkvelt (Crete) led the defense with 9 tackles, including a sack. The Bobcat defense tallied 89 tackles on the day, 24 for losses, equaling 25percent of their tackles were for a loss. "We came to play," said Junior defensive tackle Tyler Armagost, (Lexington), who had five tackles, including three unassisted tackles for losses, two of which were sacks. He also registered a pass break up. Smith led the Bobcat rushing attack, with 71 yards on the ground. Aldana


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completed 11 of 21 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns. The Bobcats have another bye week this weekend, before playing Midland in the Oak Bowl for Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 6. Game ·time is scheduled for I p.m. Stats: Wayne State 21, Peru State 0. First downs: Wayne State 21, Peru State 12. Rushes (Net):Wayne State 201, Peru State 96. Passing Yards: Wayne State 221, Peru State 51. Total Offense Plays-Yards: Wayne State 58-422, Peru State 68-147. Passes Att-Comp-Int: Wayne State 26-14-1, Peru State 14-7-0. Time Of Possession: Wayne State 24:30, Pe.iu State 35:30.

Peru State 30, Panhandle 6. First Downs: Peru State 13, Panhandle 14. Rushes Net: Peru State 93, Panhandle 13. Passing Yards:. Peru State 190;Panhandle 168. To-· ta! Offense Plays-Yards: Peru State 67-283, Panhandle 73-181. Passes Att-Comp-Int: Peru State 25-12-1, Panhandle 31-17-1. Time of Possession: Peru State· 23:14, Panhandle 36:46.



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/olleyball to open home MCAC season, continue on at 8-8 SCOTT NELSEN

fought four game match 34-23/24-30/ 19-30/29-31. Sports Editor "The girls did a good job of sticking fhe Peru State College .volleyball to the game plan against a very good 1m will begin play this week in the volleyball team," said head coach Fred :::AC with an 8Aubuchon in a record. The press release. 1bcats will play Findlay had 19 st to 14th ranked kills and 28 digs :llevue Univer~ in the loss, as yin the.AWAC. ·· Brook Placke Our conference (Grand Island) ll not be easy," · ended with 52 asid Katie sists for the athiesen (David . Katie Mathiesen match. ty). "We hope to Due to the ter1ish towards the top and make some rorist attacks, the Bobcats were forced •ise in our conference tourney." to miss their game with Midland The Bobcats traveled to Crete on Lutheran that was scheduled for Sept. iday, Sept 21, to face Doane in a 12. However, Northwestern College •n-conference match up. Peru State of Iowa got some games together and )llegefell to the 18'h ranked Tigers the Bobcats were able to play the Warl-24/30-26/30-lq. Janelle Findlay riors up in Orange City. itella) had eight \<ills for the BobPeru State won a. thrilling five game its along with 26 digs and four kills, match 30-25/30-27126-30/21-30/ 15oane ended up winning the season 13. Jenny Pitz! (Omaha) had 19 kills ries between the two teams, 2-1. and 21 digs to pace the Bobcat offense. T.. .~r~iAz.,,,, PeJ1U:~~-~~l~,J?~~~~·~.PJ'i!la%~*rn, osfa'Iiar<l' immedfatei)/ afte;' playing '.Mldlarid,

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and the result w.asn't as good fol' the Bobcats; The Red Raiders, who PSC had earlier in the season defeated in five games, made quick work of the Bobcats as they. won 30-19/32-30/3024. Findlay and Pitzl again paced the Bobcats, combining for 14 kills and 23 digs. Pitzl also served up three aces. The Bobcats' MCAC schedule is far· from easy, as both College of St. Mary's and Bellevue are ranked in the NAIA .national volleyball polls. The Flames, of College of St. Mary have been at number 4 most of the season; while the Bruins ofl~ellevue are currently 14. The Bobcats' schedule will get much more hectic over the next month as they will travel out of state to many of their games. This weekend, Peru will head to Newm,an University. in Witcha, Kansas, on Friday. On Si.tthrday they travel to Lawrence to face Haskel University before, opening their home season against Oklahoma Wesleyan University (previously Photo. ~Y Brandi Groff Bartlesville Wesleyan) on HomecomSophomore setter Brooke Placke (2) sets a back set to senior hitter ing, beginning at 11:00 in the AWAC. Jenny Pitzl (9), in a home game against Concordia earlier this year.

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The Peru State College baseball and >ft.ball teams are both engaging in 111 practices, Both teams are getting feel for their new players, and figring out how they will replace lost layers due to graduation. · The Bobcat baseball team has a Llffi.ber of new freshman and junioJI )Hege transfer students joining the :am this season. "Oul' JUCO and freshmen will add Llality ·depth to our already strong :turning squad," said Nate Munter, 'ho will hang up the cleats for a new air of coaching shoes this season. They'll be some new recruits mak~ 1g some noise in our lineup." The baseball team has been hold1g fall practice since the second day f school. Their practices have con-. .sted of fieldwork, defensive pracce, and batting practice. They have also been having batting ractice and an inter-squad scrim1age every other day to keep their kills fine tuned. They will also be laying some scrimmages against dif~rent junior colleges and some iPAC schools. The Bobcats are hoping to bounce. ackfrom a dis;ippoi!lting seas(jp last ,\.·\




year. They participated in their first season in the MCAC. Bellevue University won the conference, with a record ()f 13~1 overall. The Bobcats were the only team to defeat them, during regular season conference play. "If we hav.e solid pitching, good.defense, and timely hitting we'll be all right," said two-time All American thfrd baseman Monte Scott. "If we can connect on these three aspects,. we should win some games." The Peru State College softball team has also been practicing this fall. The softball team is also coming off a somewh;itdisappointing season last year and will look toward their seniors fm leadership. The Bobcats will not be traveling for any scrimmag~s as they .will all be. playing many inter-squad scrimmages. "We 're getting off to a great start," said Junior catcher Jessica Joe. "Hopefully we can carry our momentum into the regular season." The Bobcats also have some new players on the team, which are fitting in great. "The freshmen are beginning to fit in well on the team," said Junior pitcher Christy Bulson. "We are all coming together as a unit. We have high expectations for this team· this season." If you need ;i study b~eak, head out to ~~fomP,l~~ ipid, ~~tc,~··~-~cri,Il}ip.age.


~~~~·~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WITH CAM PENTLAND As difficult as it has been for the sportingworld to get back in gear following the sickening attacks in New York and Washington, games have resumed in good order. Just one week ago it was difficult to rationalize any game being played in the wake of the atrocities by fans and players alike. But here are we now, watching Barry and Sammy swinging for the fepces in style, the NFL has returned .to the gridiron with regality, and the greatest basketball player ever should announce his return to the NBA by the end of the week. Even the NHL is J1eady to strap on the skates. So should we assume that all has been set right by the return of sports to our lives? Of course not. ButI think I echo the popular sentiment· when I say that I am happy to have that part of our lives returned. Sports can indeed heal a fan's heart as well as any diversion; however, will sports ever be the diversion they once were with tightened and vigilant security? It would be inaccurate to describe the return of national sports with rev~ elry and fanfare. Most professional venues hosted some sort of pre-game memorial and dedication to the hr.ave


spected for hours prior to the game by It has been at least a decade since secur~ty. While fans clogged the exthere has been such a profound dis- pressways during rush hour in order play of pride and patr,iotism in and to get to Memorial Stadium in time among the fans that filled such stadi- for the ·kickoff, secul'ity personnel urns to the bl'im. Perhaps .they were were combing the stands for the posthere not on1y to cheer on their sport- sibility-no matteJI how remote:-'--Of ing heroes, but to also reestablish a malicious tampel'ing. Even in the relasense of what we could only define as ti ve geographic safety of Midwest '.normalcy.' Normalcy, of course, is a America we ask ourselves how safe relative term, and it is one that has we· aJ1e when we support our local probably been redefined permanently teams. in the wake of the attacks. It only took · Perhaps the greatest example of such a week of convalescence to realize that fear was epitomized by one New York what we deem as "normal" will no Mets fan who remarked about Shea longer be defined as such. The si;>ort- Stadium's close proximity to ing world has just begun to realize this LaGuardia Airport, saying that "The as it regains its footing and tries to planes· that used to be considered begin anew. Security is now part of merely an annoyance to fans will now the real-wodd equation in the sport- be considered a legitimate threat." ing world. Fans may soon begin to By supporting our beloved teamsquestion where the line will be drawn or returning to normalcy-may actubetween protection anq paranoia. ally require more of a diversion to sit Of course, such measures are not in our seats and suspend disbelief, at limited to the professional venues. least so we can enjoy the games. The Husker fans were treated to increased security· measures are not a one-shot security .measures last Thursday as deal. Every future weekend, fans will UNL's men in b~ue took nothing for arrive at tlleir venues and they will be granted while Nebraska hosted Rice. met with random searches, metal deThe HuskeJ1s themselves treated ·the tectms and video cameras at every fans to a-48-3 blowout of the Owls, turn. This is the real world-- the new soµlsthatgerished,and~ach,.Qn.~IJ.lir-. butwhatsomefansdidn'trealizewas secure wodd of sports, for fans and rq~~4. the exp.~~fons. t~~~;S;')l~l),¢,4·th~1 <~~ ~fflJ,r~ of the stadi~~.;~~~.t~.::• ••.~~letes alike. f ,.,.,





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Rock 'N Roll alive Fiction and kicking in Lincoln. that probably resulted in permanent . hearing damage for most of those present. Anyone who thinks that rock and roll After this· the stage was set for the is dead obviously failed to catch ~ast righteous Rev.. Horton Heat, who deweek's show at the Royal Grove night- livered.a nearly flawless performance. club in Lincoln, featuring the Rever- Formed in the heart bf Texas over 11 end Horton Heat and opening act years ago, the Rev. 's trio .did just what Nashville Pussy. Any critic who could they do best - hammering out a strange deny the viability of rock music after blend of blues, rockability, and punk, seeing this show would either have to that could have just as easily had the. be brain dead or stone deaf. audience line dancing as moshing. The Reverend had a tough act to folAlways a master showman, the Rev. low, as openers Nashville Pussy tried wore his trademark flame job suit· their hardest to blow the rafters off the jacket, while drums and stand-up bask place. Delivering a stomping, head sported the same flame motif. The banging, feedback shrieking frenzy of ·band tore through old classics like · Southern fried punk-metal biker, the "Slow" and ''Big Red Rocket of Atlanta, Georgia based quartet Love," as well as newer tune.s like smashed the "rock is dead~' theory to "Spend a Night in the Box." In the pieces. Blistering thei.r way through wake of last week's terrorist attacks on numbers such as "Shoot First and Run the U.S., the Reverend at one point Like Hell," and "Go Mother ****** asked the crowd to observe "a moment Go," and "I'm the Man," Nashville ofanger;forall those(expletive)counPussy delivere.d the message that rock tries that are trying to .take away our is indeed alive and well, with all the freedom," while the band launched subtlety of a beer-fueled car crash. into feedback-squealing, drutn-poundCentral to their show was the born- · ing, bass-rumbling free for all as the bas tic fretwork of lead guitarist audience roared 'its approval. Ruytler Suys, who forever puts to rest Fittingly enough, in the heart of beef the moldering myth that women don't country, the Reverend broke out the know how to rock. Clad in skintight 9lassic "Eat a Steak," a hilarious romp white jeans; red bra, and matching red about the joys of eating red !fleat that and white cowboys boots, the blond probably left vegetarians stewing in dervish delivered a wailing, high-en- anger, but left most fans holding their ergy performance that puts AC/DC's sides with · 1aughter. When the AngusYoungtoshame.Afterclubbing Reverend's set finally ended, the au~ her battered Gibson guitar into sub- diertce walked away excited, drained, mission, she ended the show by rip- and content to be alive- prdving wrong ping all the strings out of it, resulting those pundits who are forever declarin an ear-s littin s uall of feedback ing the death of rock and roll.

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wrong. Shute's On the Beach was first copyrighted in 1957 by Ballantine Books in paperback. This enduring hovel is 278 pages long and $6.99. On the Beach is a terrifying overdose of reality on a personalized level. Shute makes his novel timeless with the events that occur and the charactersthatareportrayedwhilehedepicts the after effects of the one and only nuclear world war. The place is southwest Australia. The tirrte is just before the end of the last of the human race due to nuclear fall-out. Shute displays his characters with care. Mary, for example, is tli.e ideal little housewife who lives in ig.norance of what is happening around her. In one scene, Peter tries to explain to Mary that she may have to induce death for both herself and her infant MARINDA KAYE DENNIS, with a fast acting poison. Mary misinterprets Peter's explanation. Freelance Writer She is so blinded to the fact that they Many people believe that fictional are going to die that she accuses Peter

drama is almost too much for the emotional reader· to bear. Curiosity and suspense lurk around every page turn as your midnight oil burns. Shute is sure to have many different characters for all readers to have someone to relate to. As many of us conduct our lives, the characters of the book are depicted going about their everyday lives or fulfilling their dreams. Lieutenant Commander Peter · Holmes, his wife Mary, and their baby Jennifer go about their everyday routine as if nothing had happened. Commander Dwight Towers of the United States Navy had a family along the eastern coast of North A,-nerica and still acts as if they are aliv~ .. Moira Davidson has a fasCination with Towers that can be thought of as a romantic interest. John Osborne decides to fulfill his life long dream of being a race car driver competing for the Grand Prix with his Ferrari. Shute's novel, On the Beach, really makes you stop and think of the delic~ie' ;balanc~''dlat 'fiarig'.s oy 'a' fragile ,: thread, whiChwe call politics. and the terrorist acts, which took place kill myself. Then you'd be free to go on Sept. 11, this assumption is proven. off with some other womart," The

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Freelance Writer For the first time ever, rap artist Snoop Dogg performed in Lincoln, Neb. on Sept. 19 at the Pershing Center. He was nothing less than spectacuJar, capturing t.he hearts of the Nebraska audience by wearing a· red Nebra:~ka Cornhusker jersey. Snoop was promoting his most recent CD Duces N Trays ... Old Fashioned. He performed "I luv it" and "Eastsid.e Ridaz." Of course, the.audience went crazy when he performed some of his old school songs such as "Murder was the case" and " Gin and

Juice." He performed for an hour and 45 minutes. straight. He went 15 minutes · over the time that was given to bim. The crowd did not seem to mind at· all. Also performing with Snoop were rapppefs Kurupt, Daz, DJ Jam, The. Liks, Soopafly, The Angels, and Butch· Cassidy. · To be.honest, I had never gone to see a rapper perform before. This was definitely no N' SYNC concert. There was no dancing, no outrageous costumes, or large bands, just plain rappin' · · I was also expecting a distinct type of crowd. There were plenty of teenagers, but I also saw middle-aged people. Mai:iy were without kids. Seeing a woman my mom's age waving. her hands in the air was a little awkward, but also fascinating.

The high point of the.collcert was when Snoop de<\icate,.d ?- song to his fallen friend Tupac. . . · . He performed "Gansta Pa,rty," which was the song he had performed a duet with his friend. There was not one per- . son sitting down during. that perforc mance. Lincol.n was his fifth stop on the 36city Puff Puff Pass tour. There was not to the stage. There was his DJ in the middle with the music and a ·medium-size screen hanging above the ' DJ. He also was promoting a movie, called Bones in which he plays the lead. It will be coming out in October. The concert was exhilarating yet expressive. Snoop did stop the show for a minute to have a moment of silenc.e , for the people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on th~ World Trade I Center and toe Pentagon. I guess even a dog has feelings too.

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)r 872-2168. They will be willing to mswer any questions that you might 1ave. The Council for Exceptional Chiliren is also making itself known on :ampus this year. Although CEC is 1ot a new organization, the chapter ias been inactive for the last year due o low membership. This chapters af'iliated with an international organi~ation that has been helping students Nith exceptionalities and the indiriduals who serve them since 1922. The goals of CEC are to share the mow1edge and experience that each >erson has with others. They also 1,1ant to achieve advocacy. and net1,1orking. CEC hopes to give service o area schools and agencies that ;erve individual with ~xceptionalities. They hope to ac;omplish professional development md opportunities for leadership in the 1rea of special education. CEC will meet with the other edu-

at 11:00 a.m. in T.J. Majors, room 230. If other meetings are specifically needed for CEC, they will be arranged separately, when needed. For any questions about CEC, contact Pat Rippe at 872-2399 in TJM, room 205. PAD is a new Peru State College club whose purpose is to provide unity and support for people of all sexual orientations and to heighten awareness of differing sexual orientations on campus and in the surrounding community. "We have had a good member turn out and a great response from campus staff and student bodies. I think this club is going to be a great success," Jeremy R. Muckey, PAD president, stated. "This group is going to be very active and will hopefully be widely known by the end of the year. We've had a wonderful response so far, and the rest of the members hope that it will continue," said PAD secretary, Ryan Zeigler. For more information, contact Jer-

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:=indy's smooth voice ;aturates new album GRACE JOHNSON Staff Writer

:ountry. singer :indy Thompson's febut album My Vorld a success

Next time you're channel surfing, 1ink twice before bypassing CMT ~cause you might just see Cindy homson singing her current single, .Vhat I Really Meant to Say" from ~r debut album My World. Thomp>n co-wrote all eleven tracks on the isc, which you might not guess be1use of the variety of sounds on it. There's new country, such as the

catchy title track, traditional country, and even a few light rock-sounding tunes, as well. There's also a little Irish feel mixed in on "What I Really Meant to Say." The strength of the CD though, is that not one of these sounds seems out of place. Maybe that's because Cindy's voice iS so smooth you barely notice when one song ends and another starts. Unlike some country discs, she for the most part avoids the same old cliches and depressing lyrics that can bring you down. So, bottom line, what's it like in Cindy's world? If you're looking for something to work out to, this isn't the CD for you. But if you're looking for something mellow to relax to on a rainy day, come on in to Cindy Thompson's world, take your shoes off, and stay a while.

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- 25-27th: National Music Teacher Association - 28th: Drew Dauis (Senior Recital) 7:08 p.m.

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Per·u's Musical Finest in Action In 1979, two. Peru State College music professors began a collaboration of their musical talents that has continued to the present and is now known as Aeolian II. Dr. David Edris and Dr. Thomas Edigar first. began their long collaboration as just another "faculty duo," but soon de~ cided they needed to select a name that conveyed what they felt they were presenting; thus, the name Aeolian II was selected. The title of this presentation is one full of meaning and definition. The name Aeolian is often associated with the wind. Musically, however, Aeolian represents musical form and structure, instruments, and. sound. The Roman numeral two represents the two performers. Edris, t!ie trumpet player of this duo, is Professor of Music and Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts department at Peru Sate College. Edris has extensive professional performj9g. ~xp11r)Gp~e. He \las peP;'o.nxwd in back+lip groups for such jazz luminaries as jazz vibraphonist Terry Gibbs, jazz vocalist Jack Haskell, and trumpeter Carl "Doc" Severinsen. Edigar, the pianist of Aeolian II, is directorof Choral Activities and Professor of Music at Peru State College. He is president of the Nebraska Music Teachers Association. Edigar is an active composer and performer. He founded the Peru State College

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MUSICAL DUO: Dr. Edris and Dr. Ediger perform in Aeolin II concert in Benford Recital Hall on Tuesda , Se t. 25 Piano Extravaganza i.n 1990, and his piano students are frequent state and regional· competition winners. The first song that was performed was Rustiques by Eugene Bozza. There were three main parts in this piece starting with cadenza-like. sound, then a lyrical feel, and ending with a rustic technical dance feel, which consisted of fast fingers in both the trumpet and piano. Next, they played a Joseph Kaminski piece named Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra. Unlike the concerto, which is typically played by an orchestra, a piano and trumpet were

the only instruments that p~rformed this music. This piece had three movements. The final piece was Contest Piece by Guillaume .Salay. This piece, like the first one, had a cadenza-like, lyrical, and technical part, so that the judges would be able to hear all the techniques of each student. Jennifer Anderson, a third year music education and performing arts senior, called the. concert, "A very exhilarating performance by our very own music faculty. As always, their musical talents astounded the audience."

Kevin Smith strikes back HILLARY MCKEY Photography editor Kevin Smith's newest movie in his continuing series of interconnected movies is a sad, tired rip on Hollywood, movies, and women in general. Jay and Silent .Bob Strike Back had many problems that detracted from the humor. First of all, it seems to condone heavy use of drugs, because Jay and Silent Bob are drug dealers and the "heroes" of this movie. Secondly, there are too many obscene jokes, drug jokes, and degrading jokes about women in the movie for it to be truly funny. Smith's first movies at least had a tinge of intellectuality in them. The jokes, for the most part, seemed to be hit-and~miss. 'fhe whqle movie

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In si;c steps or fess We have received a few responses after last week's issue. Shane, Kevin, and Kristin contributed three actors that were a little tough to connect, but we prevailed. Shane-Steve McQueen Steve McQueen was in The Great Escape with James Garner. . Garner was in Maverick with Jodie Foster. Foster was in Contact with Matthew McConaughey .f\1cConaugbey was in A Time To Kill with Oliver Platt. Platt was in Flatliners with Kevin Bacon.

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. . . . ·a···. . .... C8lllpus Pictorlal:Very Scary Things .. r~~-. WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? Left, the Bobcat statue likes to play with his wood. From a certain angle it is for sure that the bobcat is happy to be here. on campus. You can tell by the giant like curve that appears below his... whiskers! The Bobcat has been happy ever since the unveiling. The rest is history. Go. Cats! Below, JASON CHARGES UP GIRLS TEAM The famous horror madman Jason stops by practice for the Bobcat girls basketball team. Jason scared the team by waving his knife around and yelling Boo! The girls thought PSC finally got hockey on campus. Then the girls knew that the Canadians would be happy. They finally told Jason to 'puck off'. Under his nockey mask Jason gave a smile that

Kevin and Kristin-Gabrielle Anwar Gabrielle. Anwar was in Scent Of A Woman with Al Pacino. Pacino was in The Devil's Advocate with Keanu Reeves. Reeves was in Much Ado About Nothing with Michael Keaton. Keaton was in Batman with Jack Nicholson. Nicholson was in Mars Attacks with Sarah Jessica Parker. Parker was in Footloose with Kevin Bacon.

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2001 FreshmanB. J. Cox, a friend of Chuck Fluck, pulled.a wrinkled dollar bill out of his pocket and searched for the nearest pop machine, His thirst could only be quenched with a bottle of two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen. (That's ; water for those of you who are · scientifically challenged.) Dehydrated and parched, Cox inserted his dollar bill into the correct slot. His finger depressed the white button, fully i::xpecting a Dasani to tumble out. "I was fully expecting a Dasani to tumble out," said Cox. "What came out is far beyond words." Cox looked down at the container of liquid that th.e machine spewed forth. "It was wicked dark in color and my first thought was that Dasani had built a factory in Peru." To his dismay, Cox's thoughts were wrong, as the dark mystery liquid turned out to be Diet CocaCola. Not only was Cox mad that tl6 &Id tl8t water, after he twisted off the cap but, he was told he was to "please try again."

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Sick of the reality shows on TV? . Let's jump into the future aboard the S. S. Enterprise. Where do yol' go to find the Enterprise? 'Just tune into TNN'on'ariy given• evening. This week, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home has been playing every night. Peru's reactions to the continuous coverage are mixed. Chris B. Chikn is one of the students who is sick of looking at William Shatner and the fashionable Mork-like jumpsuits he wears . "My God man, I am so sick of all the warp drives," said Chikn. "Why can't they show robots battling each other like they do on Comedy Central?':

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Some students were disrupted Monday when Dr. Bill Clemente used the passe 90's catch phase, "Cool Beans." Some students are still in shock that Clemente would seem so behind the times. "I am so shocked," said Sophomore Grant Mewish. "I don't think he knows it is the '00. I thought he was so hip for his age. Of course, he does wear those gawky beads that hang from his glasses." · . Clemente didn't have much to say about the disappointment of the students. In fact, he was more worried with C!as~es. "All I have to say is take Filni Studies," said Clem~nte.

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Vol. 79, Issue 3

Munter, Sejkora begin royal reign Nate Munter Assistant coach of the PSC baseball team

Tyree Sejkora President of MENC Hometown: Burchard, Nebraska

Hometown: O'Neill, Nebraska Major: Physical Education and Special Education

Blind Man's Bluff entertained students in the Student Center during homecoming week.

Future plans: To teach and coach in a high school in Nebraska Favorite food in cafeteria: The suckers you get on your way out Favorite plf!ce to hang out: .In my room, but · f like spendfng quality time with my friends too.

Major: Music education and performing arts Future plans: To start with singing on cruise ships, and then move on to Broadway. If that doesn't work out, I'll teach. Favorite food in cafeteria: You can never go wrong with cereal and dessert Favorite place to hang out: The baseball house, with all• my'·favorite· boys and Mike Dream vacation: To revisit NYC

Dream vacation: Europe Best nw11w1~v of Peru: Being at the baseball fielu What went through my lzead as I was crowned: Does this mean I have to go to the Janee?

What l thought when they crowned me: Yeah!')' I was basically stunned into a state of not ·thinking at alL Best memory of Peru: Flooding the shower in Morgan Hall my freshman year, and making Kimmy laugh hysterically for the first time at PSC.

Photo courtesy of Kent Propst

PSC reaches beyond local borders CALVIN EGGER Freelance Writer

On Saturday, Oct 6, PSC volleyball · players defeated Oklahoma Wesleyan.

"A journey of a thousanu miles starts with a single step," Todd Drew, a member of last year's campus diversity committee, said about the recent addition of a director of diversity programs position. Zoon Wood is the new director of diversity programs for Peru State College, a position which was added this year. Wood's job is to diversify:Jhe campus. Dictionaries ~r-;:diversity as differences or variet:Ji:. \ It's .harder to ~n~the te.rm in tjle college setting[ Different · ect&*of diver,srty include ethlanguage, culture;. age, ,gender, and sexual orientatiom igfl'

studies, said that by adding this position, we are demonstrating a commitment to the campus community by addressing diversity issues. Peru has 13 international students, one percent of the 1300 total student population. Minority students are probably more numerous. Farai TsimbaChitsva, an international students from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, discovered PSC through the Internet. Photo courtesy of Kent Propst , Tsimba-Chitsva thought scholarships might attract prospective Zoon Wood is the n~w international students in the director of multicultural pro:.'~" future. grams at PSC. "If they want to bring a large number of international students Korianne Tande, dean of the to Peru State College, they school of education and graduate should bring more scholarships,"


he said. , Wood is working to increase minority and international student enrollment. Two ways he will recruit international students is through the use of Internet advertising and by mailing brochures to foreign countries. "We live in a global society," Tande stated, who was also on a diversity committee last year. In order to be successful, students need to know how tQ interact with others of different cultures. Why should students care about diversity? Drew, also the dean of the school of professional studies, said, "As time goes on, students will find themselves in an ever more diverse world."


Friday Oct. 12, 2001

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\!student senate corner II N'? pets in housing this year . Student Senate had their retreat on Sept. 27. Participants were encouraged by President Halalilo and Vicepresident Gager to work together and to aspire to be the best they can be. Goals for the year were discussed, and senators were reminded to try to be the strongest voice they can for the students via serious involvement in committees to which they were assigned. Senators got to know each other better, and there were plenty of honey buns and cupcakes to go around. The.Bloodmobile was postponed until February at the request of Red Cross. Keep in mind it was not L·ancelled! SenaH~rs were asked to offer one

hour of their time during the week to sit in the Senate office. Students are welcome to stop in and visit with Senators whenever they are in the office. Hopefully, this will increase visibility of Student Senate on campus. Recent campus unrest about the number of traffic tickets being issued, especially in the Delzell area, was voiced. Les Stonebarger, chief of security will speak about traffic issues with Senate at 11 :00 on Oct. 23. The firm was chosen for the Program Statement on renovations for Morgan Hall, slated to begin late July, 2002. The PSC web site is in the process of being revamped, according to Harshbarger.

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Staff Writer The pool is now open and ready for husiness! Located in the Al Wheeler ..\diviry Center. it is open to all students and the publil·. The hours for the ptit>I are Sunday through Thursday 7 10 p.m. and Monday through Friday l l a.m. -- I p.m. There are lifeguards on duty during this time.

Aquatic Fi\ness. classe~ dre .:ilso be. ing Mfered for Peru State. Oillege students. One class is offered this fall. and another class will be available for the spring quarter. Sophomore Jessica Nyberg, who is taking the Aquatic Fitness class this semester. enjoys the class. "It's a great program and it is good exercise," she said. "However, I think that there is too much chlorine. and sometimes the water is a little cold."

Student Stress Calendar October

- Freshmen begin to realize that life at college is not as perfect as they were led to believe by parents, teachers, and counselors. Old problems seem to continue and new ones are added. An external reality they had put their hopes in has failed them - Grief develops because of inadequate skills for finding a group or not being selected by one - Midterm work-load pressures are followed by feelings of failure and loss of self-esteem ·Job panic for mid-year'graduates



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cleaning these apartments was more than the pet deposit," explains Sayer. According to Sayer, some apartments had to be re-carpeted and dogs at Oak Hill were digging holes in the grass. Nicholas Hall resident Edward Thompson is "all for no pets." "The girl living across the hall had to ge.t rid of her cat. two cats and moved out. My girlfriend ··r am sorry that other people had to moved in and the carpets were washed ruin it for responsibje pet owners. I two times and they bleached the walls. also understand the school because it The smell still has not come out." is expensive to replace the damage Thompson goes on, "lt is sad that done," Gregersen said. Sayer is giving compensation for someone has to live there." Fellow Nicholas resident Alan those who opt to move out. Normally, Gregersen has mixed feelings about if someone breaks a lease. they have this issue. Gregersen and his niece to pay rent until a new tenant is found both have pets in the apartment. and they give up their housing deposit. Gregersen is allowed to have a pet "fn fairness. the housing deposit will until the lease ends in June because be refunded, and rent will not have t(i he was under the early contract. His be paid." said ~ayer. . niece. wh(l signed a later coritract, has

If it can't breathe underwater, it goes. This is the new pet policy affecting those who Jive in Nicholas hall, Oak Hill apartments, and faculty housing. Residents with pets who signed contracts last spring can legally live with their pets until their lease expires in June. Those who signed the contracts late, or did not identify pets on their lease. must get rid of them or move out as soc>n as possible. All pets must be gone from the premises by June 1, when the contracts run out. Starting with the 2002-2003 contracts, no pets are allowed. There is some confusion among the students, employees. and faculty asto who can have pets and who cannot. The director ofresidence life says that a staff member who handled the leases last year gave some tenants verbal permission to have pets. Written permission from the director of residence life must be given in order to have pets. The verbal permission is not valid.· The apartment contract states two requirements that must be met before pets are allowed in the apartments. The my car with <I heavy luundry basket in first is payment of a $200 pet deposit, KIMBERLY PU KALL hand, I heard a plopping sound occur and the second is the written permisright next to me. not two feet away. 1 Edi1or-i11-cl1ief sion from Erin Sayer, director of resilooked. and there rolled a walnut ball. dence life. These Jays. Americans are Ii ving in I have heard these things drop everyBernice J. Patterson, office assistant fear. Sept. 11 left in its W•tke incre•tsed where-un my way lo school. getting for residence life. states, "No new con- security and unrest in airports. in my C<tr. and dropping on my hood. "Who was Peruvians. however, are walking around ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ stupid enough INTERESTED IN WRITING? fearingsomethingdse lo plant a walPHOTOGRAPHY? WORKING nut tree right WITH COMPUTERS? that falls from above. where everyThey have the added one W<tlks and worry of dropping We PERHAPS YOU'D LIKE TO parks their JOIN walnuts from the sky. cars?" said Loaded with certain Complex resitrees conduei ve to dent Kari such walnut dropReinert. pings, the Peru cam··There should pus is a danger zone. Students who live at the Complex be people with sprained ankles and are at great risk. Just the other day. I concussions all over the place. ls that was actually babysitting and my room- hail damage? No. no. A walnut fell on mate was rolling a baby stroller up the the car." It is a tree's revenge at this time of hill by the Complex. A walnut in its comfortable fuzzy encasement got year. It is merely exercising its right WE ARE LOOKING FOR ABLE- caught in the wheel. It was rolling to litter. Trees can't enjoy a Diet Coke MINDED INDIVIDUALS.! round and round until l kicked it out. and toss the can, so they toss little walNO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY Just the other day, I accidentally nuts instead. We ruin nature; they ruin caught one underfoot, and my .;inkle us. It's warfare out there-watch your CONTACT US VIA EMAIL AT went sideways. he;,id.

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Kimmy's Korner


Flying Open air Free space Deserted park Evening breeze Faint nrnsic Playing in the distance loud squeaks . Of a rusty swing As you climb Higher and-higher Your legs leading you . Further into the sky And bai.:k dliwn ag<tin To climb onee more Tilting your head back On the \\·ay dmrn The dirt rushing at you 'r'ou sit bad: up A kid again. One orange fuzzy b<rll ls the sun .• In a sea uf duuds You feel as thuugh You an: but one member Qf an artist's painting And you fly . I !igher and higher l! nti I ) nu reach The height ur all heights And leap Tumbling freely in air To the soft embraee or earth below \Vi th your feet saldy grounded Ypu lo\lk up. Reaeh to the setting ;,Un. Turn a few eircles And dance Because linally The d1ikl in you· I las nwdc ynu free

Some things never change at school. It has been a while since I was in college, but the same things are true now that were true 10 years ago. For instance, there is always one upper~level class that every om: wants to get into, because it is an "easy A'' course. You can be pretty sure that seniors do not have class before 10 a.m., unless they have been fooling around. for the last four years. Books always cost more than you thought they would, and people com. plain that the cafeteria food is not as ·good as mom's food. These are a few of the things you can \:ount on, even \\:hen your kids are in college, 20 or 30 years from now. My friend's gi·andfather graduated from Peru in 1937, and he agrees with me. Of <:nurse, he is 86 years old now, so I might have slipped a few questions by him. In my opinion. there is one other standard that will.alw<1ys bearound, <;1t is the college party. I was just at. one.last night, and let me tell you, it was a grnid \)ne. It had all the. right things that make a party great: girls, b..:verages. and no fights. I thought to mysdL why are there no fights? An id<.:a started to form. What if the amount of girls and beverages had an 'imerse relationship \\ ith the amount. uf fights at a party'! Like debib and <:redits in accounting class, the increase in girls and beverages equals a de<:rease in fighting. Could this really be tru<.:? I d<.:<:ided to get some more information. If finding out the truth meant going to every party in town .. I was ready. I talked to one person who has regular p<1rties who said that fights do break \lUt on occasion, but not until later on in the evening, never at the beginning of a party. It looked as if I was getting nowhere in my search for the truth. Since the books I bought for class are\oexpensive, rde<:id~d to use them ,to my advantage. My roommate Dana and I lo~lked through our math books

. · and found a couple of formulas that might help me get a handle.on the situation. Stay with me here. This is math being used in real life! If we say "A" = girls, "B" = beverages, and "C" = no fight parties, then the Pythagorean Theorem could work. A squared plus B squared equals C squared. You know, as long as the girls and beverages don't get down to zero, things shouldn't get out of hand. Wait, there's more. The Quadratic formula says-B, +or-the square root of B squared - 4 AC, all divided by 2A. Take my word for it, if you get below 4 girls or 4 beverages. it is time to go home.

little bit, There but it are stillthree follows the same formula. factors, rated 0 .to' l 0, that <:an determine when a fight will break out. The first i"actor is, "Are there enough girls at this party?"' Th~ second .factor is, "Are there enough beverages at't' . The third factoris, "Do I get along with everyone at this party?" Multiply the results, and the best number is 1000, the worst is 0. I've quiekly <:runched the numbers and found that if your party results get below 100, it's time to call the police, tell them you are the next door neighbor, and say, ,"Those dumb kids are keeping me up all night!" ... These formulas are just a guess you know. It is hard to figure out what's going lln in the heads of all party- · goers~ I just Iike relaxing, taking it all in. The party I was at las.t night was pretty good. At one point, you could see the beginnings of a fight, but someone handed one of the guys.a.beverage, and a girl jumped in front of the other guy. On with the p<.!rty!! Maybe we need to keep a ~alculator by the front doorof all parties and keep a running tab oil girls and beverages. I guess we need to roll with the punch~s. Pun intended.

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the college has provided. Even though I agree with this discussiob, some days the isolation of different forms of entertainment get to my mind. But that is not what bothers me these days. I guess I don't know how Peru <:an fight to keep its own history where it is, while we can move another huildingofhistoryontocampu:-..Shou!dn't this building be kept where it belong~? I guess I should·n 't care. I mean thar: even though tht! Little Red Si:hoolhouse has lost. some of its history. it still looks on eampus. · ~





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Could someone expfain to me the true definition of preserving history? Maybe I missed something when I drove up the main. hill in Peru. Let me try to explain my misunderstanding. A few years ago, Peru State College was in controversy with talks about moving the school to Nebraska City. Many people argued that moving the school would not be preserving the history of the oldest state college in Nebraska. Moving it to Nebraska City would destroy the history of over 100 years of higher education I I . ~


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s . . . Music expresses patnotlsm

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FCA ,. welcomes non-

athletic· participation ANN MORNIN Freelance Writer This year, FCA is planning to have a lot of exciting events and everyone is invited. For anyone who is not familfar with FCA, it stands for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Its main goal teach athletes to use sports as a tool to get to know each other and to incorporate God in their ·lives. It helps to maintain and restore a relationship with God. FC A always meets on Tuesdays at 7 p,m. in the CoffeeHouse, which is located on the bottom tloor of the Student Center. Next wee!-; there "iill not be a meeting because offall break, but the following week they are meeting on Oct. .23. FC A and Campus C'rnsade are getting together to have a pizza party and pop. The Lincoln Crisis Center will be sponsoring a speaker who will be discussing abstinence. Everyone is come. FCA is being led by the student .leadership team, which consists of Sara

Anderson, Matt Shelsta, Dave Webb, Derek Bergman, Nolan Reil, and Scott Gibbs. They are in charge of organizing the meetings and creating events on campus for everyone to get involved with. The two facuity sponsors are Julie Kernes, PSC athletic trainer, and John Gibbs, men's head basketball coach. They are there to help the leadership team and to hold the group together. FCA tries to get a wide variety of speakers who di.scuss different topics that are related to their faith and everyday life. For the week they do not have a speaker, they get together and play games to get to kno\v .each other. One thing Sara Anderson wants to stress is thatthis is nqt just for athletes. ' " Anyone is welcome to come to our meetings. We would love to see-more people get involved," stated Anderson. If anyone is interested, you can contact Julie Kernes at 87272390or come to the meetings oh TL,1esdays.



"Music can provide a great emotional release from moments of deStaff .Writer spair," said Edris, "and I hope many On Thursday, Oct. 11, the spirit of from the college and surrounding patriotism filled the theater of Peru State College. The concert was presented by the PSc; Concert Band. "We were working on th~se pieces before there was an inkling 9f the tragedies [in New York and Washington], but now the program seems to·have a new meaning for the band," said Dr. Davis Edris, director of bands. The songs that gave a patriotic feel to this show were songs such as the opener, "The Star Spangled Banner," arranged by Bill Moffit. Another song that helped celebrate the hope for our. country was "God of Our Fathers" arranged by Claude T. Smith, a George Warren. Soloists for this song community were .able to .attend and were Dana Rodwell on the flute, Jen- evening of wonderful m.unifer Stuthman on the piccolo, and sic." The concert was not only a special Kandi S~ith on the trumpet. The next patriodc element was "Spiritual" from experience for the audience, but was Sy1i1p/1011y No. 5 I 12 by Don Gillis. The also very inspirational for the instrusong of inspiration, and finale, of the mentalists. Senior tuba player Jase Blunt, said, concert was ..On the Mall (in Washington D.C.)" by Edwin Franko "I really enjoyed preparing for this Goldman. This song was a powerful concert. The patriotic and spiritual · ending to an inspiring concert. · pieces really suit the sin of the times


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right now. It really ties us as a people back to our roots as Americans and humans·. I hoped the audience enjoyed listening to the music as much .as I enjoyed playing it." Other songs that were played consisted of an Acton E. Ostling piece titled "Brass Pageantry." Next the band played the first section of a fivesection piece titied "Cake Walk" from the Robert Russell Bennett arrangement of Suite of Old American Dances. Another piece, which was played, represented the feeling of riding on a train, which was the perfect reason this piece is called "Train Ride." This selection is from Winter Holiday and is by Sergei Prokofieff. Kandi .Smith had a sofo on the trumpet for this piece and. also for the finale selection. This piece was by Arthur Benjamin, entitled "Jamaican Rumba." If you were uncible to attend this concert, do not fret because they will ·be performing again on Wednesday, Dec. 5, again in the College theatre at 7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity th<tt you don't want to miss and it's a great way to experienee the 'professionallike feel of a great band.

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Students worried about tuition this semester may have more of a problem next semester. In an effort to balance the state budget, the Neb. state legislature will be forced to cut funding for all public schopls in the state. PSC would not be . exempt from these cuts, and students can expect a tuition increa~e. The state legislature decided that in order to have a balanced budget by the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2002. cuts in school funding had to be made. · This decision came after an examination of the revenue and spending for the fiscal period of July, August, and September of this year. The decline in state revenue is a resuit of decreased spending by the state's population in expectation of a recession. Even further slowing of spending followed the recent attadl\s on America. Fewer people spending means less money coming into the state budget from sales taxes, giving further reason for legislature legal ;dpinions to forecast that drastic moves

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must be made to combat the S 160 million budget defo.:it. Those drastic moves include ..a failure to deliver allof the approxim<ttCly $625 million in aid promised to Nebraska schools this fiscal year. Chadron. Peru, and Wayne State Colleges are included in these cuts. Peru State College has decided to leave vacant some faculty and.administrative positions and divert those funds into a reserve in anticipation of the budget 1.·ut. By doing . so. nearly half of the school's deficit will be provided for. Dipping into the cash q::serve has not been ruled out ·as a way to help compensate the remaining lost funds. Even with those steps taken .. PSC will still experience a deficit. and · that's where raising tuition would come in. ,,.. "The raising of tuition is intended to avoid cutting activities offered at Peru," said Ted Harshbarger, vice president of-student services. The Neb. state legislature has called a special session for Oct. 12 to discuss the exact amountof the budget cuts. I~e J>S~. E<;>.ard. o( . Trustees will meet soon after· th~ ·

legislature's meeting to decide how best to deal .with the loss of funds at P.eru. ''I'm hopeful that the Board will do their best to meet student needs." said Junior Caroline Scholl. .

. .. GOAL.fl·ompage I -ing to faculty. staff and students. Martin explained that before the North Central team leaves, they will conduct a short summary meeting in which they will leave the college with a snap shot view of their findings. A formal report will be forthcoming. The college will respond to any suggestions m<tde. If the accreditation team identifies <l weakness. the college will have three years to work on any area that needs to be strengthened, at which time a three-year focus visit will take place. Ten years ago; the re-accreditation team found Peru State's budgetary process to be of concern.· The college made the necessary adjust. ments,however, and the focus visit thr~ yeqrs later found itto hqvebeen broUgfitUp to Jcceptablestand'~rds.

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I love America. I said that in news- people in fear and how we are doing paper articles last year and I still say it it again today. Oh, you'll cry out in today. My patriotism, however, finds fear that "We need protection," and itself on shaky ground when dealing that this will only be used against suswith the events of today. pected terrorists. You will tell me this The problem is that we are scared while right now to be a Muslim in this today. People are afraid to fly, to go to country is reason enough to be conother countries, to sit next to other - sidered suspicious. To even appear types of people, and some are afraid Arabic in background or speech is to walk down the street. Why? I would · reason enough to pull you off a plane like someone to sit down with me and and single you out in today's explain why everyone is so afraid and America. How would you have acted is acting outof that fear. Why are you if the perpetrators were black'? If they all supporting anti-terrorist legislation were white, Asian, or hispanic') that a year ago you would never have Should I be scared now whenever I considered') have a tan that I might be harassed No, I have not been hiding my head because I look Arabic? Have we forin the sand over the past few weeks. I gotten that some of the people we are have not been blind tu the acts of de- suspicious of are American citizens·) struction that terrorists have caused_ l Is it that we have forgotten that Marhave simply been aware all the time tin Luther King Jr. preached that an that we faced these risb every single injustice tu one is an injustice to all'? day. Nothing is different when you What makes you think that after this consider what threalen:-, us h1day 1·er- crisis the next time when we are findsus what threatened us Sept. l 0th. So ing sumeone tu single out it wirn 't be why are you all ~-.:ared' h it that you Catholics, Jews, Christians. nr Budsuddenly realized that the 11urld is not dhists·) \\'ho's tu say that the people perfect and that y<nl \1ant \()be pro- who decide what tu louk for won't tected'! Did itju:--t :--uddenly da\\'ll upon single you uut ne:.:t-single yuu out you that there i:-- a price fur ha\'ing the because of the way you live your lite·> freedoms that yuu hcl\e· 1 If :--o, I can Why not' 1 You're giving them the understand 11 hy y<lU are su confused power to do so. and have desires to mer-rna:.:irnize I suppose it's because we are all security. I can undeLtand th<lcA' urges. scared and want tu be made safe that but! cannot share them. we are going to such e:.:tremes. Yet Do you really want the gm ernment as every business major will tell you, tu tap your phune \\'ithuut having to nuthing is without a cost As every get a warrant tu du su·> Du yuu r..:alize physics mcijor will tell you, you do not what this means' 1 You 11 ant the gov- create matter out llt' nothing. To creernment to ha 1·e leniency in dealing ate a perfect 11urld. there is a cost and with these areas that pertain lo natiunal a change in the way we are consecurity. tu b..: abk to dti \1·hate\'er is structed. The cnst today is that we sit (Jeemed by them ··ne,·essary'"· 1 Du ai'raid in mir homes we do not seem none uf you remember the name Ju- tu mind giving up: freedom, the ~eph McCarthy'! The embodiment nf change to the constitution. To have the idea that \lur gu\'ernment can gu absolute security all you must do is too far in its persecutiun·) If not. then give the state all the freedoms that you does nu one remember the adage that have. Your freedom of speech is all pn11er currupts and abscilute power that keeps the government from havcorruprs absolutely·> Lotik at our his- ing had those wire taps long ago. Aftory ·and how 11e have singled out ter all, if no one speaks out against

them, then they would have been accepted. Oh, and your right to a jury simply impedes justice. The guilty should be sentenced immediately for mirror, bed, and small storage cuptheir crimes, don't you think? If we board. The toilet, sink, and mirror GRACE JOHNSON didn't have the justice system, we were noticeably made of stainless Staff Writer could jail every single terrorist withsteel because this was a maximumout worrying. While you're at it, take On Sunday, Sept. 23, I, along with security area. Elsewhere these items away the freedom of assembly so that thousands of other people, toured the were made of porcelain, except for the no terrorist cell can meet. Then you new Tecumseh Correctional Institu- area to hold misbehaving prisoners. can come out of your homes and feel tion. Anyone claustrophobic would not safe, with the government's permisUpon arrival, I was in awe at the want to visit the area for these types sion. When you live then, you'll be people streaming from the airport of inmates. It was very cramped. living in George Orwell's 1984 vision across the road, toward the highway, These inmates are allowed one hour of perfection, where the government preparing to cross it and approach the of sunlight each day and can have visiruns every segment of your life and prison for a tour. As we drove into the tors only electronically. They are al· nothing bad will ever happen to you. airport parking lot, I noticed many dif- lowed nothing for entertainment hut The price of freedom is high. I do ferent county license plates. I began three books. not deny this. Yet you must realize that to realize what a big deal a prison in The other inmates go to 'choul. it has al\vays been high. Today when Tecumseh was. work, or both. Each prisoner will h:tvc· you sit afraid in your homes, you conI think people have a sort of morbid an account to purchase things from tlw sider it necessary to give up some of fascination with prisons and saw this canteen, such as televisions, which are those freedoms to protect you in the as a chance to indulge in that. I must specially riackaged to prevent tran, scary realities of the moment, think of admit, I find it fascinating too. But fer of contraband. what you are giving up, There are upon entering the facility, the moud The prison grounds also house a re other ways of accomplishing the task turned positively stoic a~ the prison ligious center, mental health center, but, you choose to pay with your free- employees explained \Vhat we were hospital, and gym. Walking outside, doms for a more permanent security. about to see. We were first taken to one feels like they are in a miniature I ask that while you are choosing to- the death row area. town or shopping mall, but when you day that you try to stop and consider In one of the maximum-security enter any of the buildings, that teelthe freedoms that you are giving up housing units, cell doors were open for ing changes. for the long run. Declare martial law visitors to step into. I took this opporArriving home just ten minutes afor war if you are desperate in the mo- tunity, and being in the cell for less ter departing from the jail seemed odd ment and need to feel protected. Those than a few minutes was long enough. to me since I am used to having t(l go things are temporary and will give you I can't imagine calling it home, at least 60 mile~ to Lirn.:oln to ~ee quicker results but freedoms once legCells were numbered, presumably something of this magnitude. As exislated away are nearly impossible to with the future inmates' numbers, and citing as it was to gel to see this prison, regain. Try to remember what you are contained no more than a toilet sink, 1 was just as excited 10 gn home. hoping to protect in your actions, and how those actions today are h u r t i n g • - - - - - - - - - - - - - - • • • • • • • - • • • • • • - . the ideals that you hope to preserve. There is no more danger today than there was a month ago, simply more fear. If you let go of fear, then maybe vlt .Q. you can find your way to deal with the problems we are faced without resorting to giving up freedoms. It's not easy, and as I've stated before, there k_ }\. {)" is a high price for freedom. You simply have to choose whether or not ypu ha1J12 are still willing to pay it.

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Admissions aims to boost enrollment DOUG JAMISON Freelance Writer Peru State College's Office of Admissions is doing its part to boost enrollment. Admissions counselors travel to over 125 high schools in four states. They even visit the same schools and students twice in one year. They convince potential students to come to Peru State College for a visit or an open house. Once on campus, a student will be able to tour ttie.cafllpus and visit with

sors. Tele-counseling and follow-up phone calls allows them to thank potential students for their interest in PSC. "I want you here. You're a good part of our campus," states Janelle Moran. interim director of admissions and recruitment. in a typical phone call. The Office of Admissions is also working heavily toward keeping up with the expectations of college students. Their web site will be upgraded by January 2002. Every student will be given an account and pin number.


to log onto the web site and check whether any admission information is needed by the college. The outlook for PSC is very positive. Moran projected that renovations and an open admissions policy has produced a five percent increase in enrollment sfoce last year. In a survey of transfer students. conducted by Admissions, the top three reasons for choosing PSC were location, cost, and available majors. "PSC is the most affordable fouryear college in Nebraska," Moran

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2001 HOMECOMING: A blast from the past KEN HASTINGS Staff Writer

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HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES: Above, the Ugly Truck Contest gets under way. Below, students take their cards and run during the Poker Run. Bottom right, "You can dance if you want to." These students did at the homecoming dance held at the Student Center.

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Homecoming at Peru State College was a great time this year. Granted, I've only been to two Peru Homecomings. but this one was better than the last one. Saturday was definitely a full day, starting at about 7:30 a.m., and ending close to 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. Here's my breakdown of the day's events: 7:30 a.m.: The sounds of alarm clucks were going off all over Peru, as students and Peruvians got ready for Homecoming. 9:-15 a.m.: Many students headed over to the parade route to get a good seat, scheduled for a 10 a.m. start. There was some excellent parking by the Red House. right on the parade route. 10:15 a.m.: The parade started right on time. sort of. Filled with vintage cars carrying Homecoming candidates, marching bands, old tractors. floats throwing candy, and the Peru emergency services vehicles, the highlight of the parade was the Ugly Truck Contest. Many people had a ring side seat for the roaring engines, the squealing tires, and ultimately, the Ugly Truck wreck in the middle of the parade. There was nothing like a three-truck pile-up to make a parade memorable.

left to right, Attendants are: Freshmen: Steven Fuller, Sarah Blecha; Sophomores: Josh Sosa, Sara Rice; Juniors: Sarah Craven with her father, standing in for Matt Shelsta. 11:15 a.m.: A Peru tradition for at filled footballs were thrown into the least five years. eight teams of stu- crowd after the first Peru State score. dents and Peruvians alike completed A nice punt return for a touch down for Tee-shirts, in a contest of intesti- was the first score. Go Bobcats! nal fortitude. 4:00 p.m.: After the game, a parade 11 :30 a.m.: The girls volleyball of people trekked over to a friend's team went into action against Okla- house to enjoy some smoked turkey. homa Wesleyan. Wow. that was good food! 11:57 a.m.: The contest winners 6:00 p.m.: After some general lazicelebrated their 15 minutes of fame. ness. students watched the Nebraska Many thanks to Ryan, John, Amy, football game. Go Huskers! Dana, Jamie, Mike. and Josh for do9:30 p.m.: Students headed up to the ing their best. The girls at the Red dance, only to find that people don't House put on a very good contest; it go to the dances until 10:30p.m. Evwell run and enjoyed by all. eryone could get their picture taken, 1:00 p.m.: Students headed over to and many people grabbed ballons for the Peru/Midland football game. Air- fun.

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Bobcats spike OK Wesleyan, MCAC contests to follow SCOTT NELSEN Sports Editor The past two weeks haven't been too iroductive for the Bobcats, as they ave won two of their last eight natches. This past Tuesday the Bobcat Vol~yball team travlled to University of ebraska Kearney. The NCAA Division II 14th ranked ,opers got the best of the Bobcats, but .ot without a noble fight. The Cats fell 1 foursets.14-30/31-29/18-30/17-30. NAIA #12 ranked Bellevue came nto the AWAC and knocked off the obcats 23-30/24-30/22-30. Janel !e :indlay (Stella) had nine kills and 16 for the Bobcat~. Sara Hurlbut Jmaha) also added nine kills. 11 block and an ace.

The Bobcats' woes started with Newman University, down in Wichita, Kan. The Jets got the best of the Bobcats, winning 30-25/2130/23-30/21-30. Findlay continued to pace the Bobcat offense as she collected I 0 kills, 17 digs and three blocks. Anna Wheeler (Bellevue) collected 15 kills, three aces, seven digs and four blocks. Brooke Placke (Grand Island) continued her hot season as she dished out 34 assists . The Bobcats got a much-needed win on Saturday, Sept. 29. as they defeated Haskell in straight sets. Jenny Pitz! (Omaha) and Findlay continued to pace the ·cats as they combined for 24 kills. The Bobcats hosted N/\.IA number 4 rated College ()f St. Mary on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The Bobcats lost

BOBCAT SCOREBOARD AND UPCOMING EVENTS Sept. 19 Volleyball defeated by Concordia 34-32/24-30/19-30/29-31 Sept. 21 Volleyball defeated by Doane, 24-30/26-30/16-30 Sept.22 Football defeated Okla. Panhandle 30-6 @. Oakbowl Sept . 28. Volleyball defeated by. Ne~&~:.~;t1 University 30-25/21-30/,23-30/2lj~O J r•/::/; Sept. 2.9 Volleyball. defeats H ·~11 UniverstJ:y,. 30-21/30-2:)/30-23';> Oct.~,·~3;VQl·~eyba11. def~ate<J..C:9ll;~ge of St. M~.Yc',~, .1~.:3 0 /15-:42/15--2S •· Oc,~1':.ij~.){.olleyball . def.~at$ 2~~a,homa Weslt:;Yc\!1" 3 O-'.:W/3.0c-22/30-1!? ;;:;i,;; /,,.; Oct. 6 Football falls Midland :Gut~~ran 21-14 . . · ........ ··•·•·· :'. • \ •<:+ Oct. 9 Volleyball defeated by UNK 31/31-29/18-31/17-30 Oct. 10 Volleyba,11 @. B,ellevue, @ Bellevue, 7:00 MCAC Oct. 12 Volleyball v: :Newman University, AWAC, 7:00 MCAC Oct. 13 Football @ Haskell University, Lawrence Kan. 1:00 CSFL Oct. 20 Volleyball v. Haskell University, AWAC 7:00 Oct~ 20 Football @ S'western Assemblies, Waxahachi, TX 1:00 CSFL Oct. 22 Volleyball @ Midland, Fremont,

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in straight sets 30-15/30-22/30-28. "I thought we played very well against St. Mary's in games 2 and 3," said Peru State head coach Fred Aubuchon. "They showed why they were number four in the nation as they

We have a big game tonight. please come ut and support us. Amanda Hedjn never lost control of the match even though we hung with them." The Bobcats upended Oklahoma Wesleyan College on Saturday, Oct. 6, in straight sets 30-20/30-23/30-14 on homecoming in the AWAC. The underclassmen led the way, as Wheeler had five kill&. and eight blocks. Cara DeBuhr (Auburn) added seven kills. ''It was an important win for us," said Aubuchon. "It was only our second win in our last eight ~atches. We saw great play out of Hurlbut and DeBuhr. We have an unoe!ievable week beginning Tuesday, Oct. 9 at UNK, and then heading to Bellevue on Wednesday." The Bobcats, 10-11, play host to Newman on Friday at 7:30. "We have a big game tonight," said Sophomore outside hitter Amanda Hedin. "Please come out and support us."

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Matt Arend at 7 -apiece. Scott Oleson of Midland capped off a 13 play, 66 yard drive with l:Ol to go in the first half with a 14 yard touchdown run, pushing the Warriors lead to 14-7 at the intermission. '"The first half we struggled with what they did offensi ve!y," said fonior linebacker Matt Shelsta. "The second half we made adjustments. and they worked well." Midland continued to consume the dock as they used an 11-play 65-yard drive consuming 6:05 off the dock, and extending their lead to 21-7 midway through the third quarter. The Bobi.:.ats capitalized on a Warrior fumble, as Aldana rushed for a 14-yard toui.:hdown, i.:utting the deficit to 21-14. Turnabout is fair play, however, as the Bobcats were driving late in the fourth quarte1·. and a bad snap resulted in a turno\·er and

Midland ran the ball out to end the! game. "We showed some signs of moving the ball," said Senior offensive line· man Matt Arend (Ankeny, Iowa).! "However, we were too inconsistent! throughout the game." .1 Paul Heusinkvelt (Crete) led the Bobcats in tackles with 12. Matt Shelsta (Omaha) had 11, while Tyler Armagost (Lexington) tallied 10, three of which were for losses. Toby Henry (Houston, Texas) led the team in receptions hauling in four catches for 27-yards. , The Bobi.:ats' 2-3 on the season' travel to Lawrence, Kan. on Saturday to fai.:e Haskell University. Gametime is l p.m. or if you can 'i make it in person, tune into KNC 94.7 for play-by-play.

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IGH AND TIGHT ~~~~~~~~~WITH C:AM PENTLAND. would wax on abo.ut why we just have the reigning AL MVP in Jason tched the greatest weekend of Giambi who is the heart and soul of eball ever. but instead, I want to the A's offense, hitting .349, slugging right to my divisional playoff a mere .660 and driving in 120 runs. dictions. So let's say goodbye to Oakland is poised to knock the I and Tony. remain in awe of champsoutoftheirseatthisyear,and nds, Sosa and Gonzalez, and mar- I pick them to end a Yankee four-peat, at the M's one last time before even though I take Clemens to win mayhem begins. Game One. A's in four.

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Two 'topics for you today. First is my love for two new sports, NASCAR and the NHL. Grantee, they are not new, but they 9ecome relatively new to me. Wednesday night is now national hockey night, no more Darma and Greg for this cat. Whether it's Berry Melrose during the intermissions or Lemieux with a one-time past Rby. That's Wha, not Roy. To teU you the truth, I don't really .<;are for Barry Melrose; however, you have to listetl to him in between periods. The NHL has become more than

,et me be the first i(r say this:· So In a five-game series, it comes down g, Seattle. Yes, I know what. to the effectiveness of your starting l're thinking. How can I possi- pitching. If you happen to be the Aridoubt a team that dinched. the zona Diamondbacks, then you obviWest sometime in May? Be- ously have no problem with your startise anything can happen in a five- ers. Randy Johnson <21-6, 2.49, , e ser.ies, and Cleveland, while 37:2K) and Curt Schilling (22-6, 2.98, ·ing in pitching, can put up runs 293K) are not only botlt number one h the of them. Roberto starters on a staff, but they are also )mar, Jim Thome and Juan the best two pitchers in the National nzalez are battle-hardened and League. The Cardinals will have their ierienced in the post-seaspn. This hands full. NL Rookie of th.e Year r. the middle of the Indian's or- .shoo-in Albert Pujob (.329, 37HR, manufactured 36.:J. runs. That l 30RBI) can't C<lffY the Cards by himtches up well \Vith the M's, where self, and a shaky McGuire and Jim ~tinez. Boone and Came1;on put Edmonds won't be .there to help him 357 RBrs as well. Seattle also out. D'Backs MVP candidate Luis ~the best staff ERA in .the. busiGonzalez (.325, 57HR, 142RBI) has ·s. and their bullpen is fantastic. shown little wear down the stretch and the M's limped dmrn the stretch, should be able to spark a sometimes -"ag in comparison to the A"s in anemic offense to take this series sernnd half. With Alomar being quickly. As much as I'd love to. see· uably the best clU\:h hitter play- Big Mac get his second series ring, the this October. l lean toward the St. Louis Cardinals will be swept. eriem:e of the Indians, with a Finally. we get to the Braves beatist from super-rookie C .C. ing up on the Astros. Houston limped iathi<t. I love Ichiro. but even the into the postseason this year, and they ,anese phenom can't change the have a short history of getting knocked rse of a game like Thome and out of the playoffs early. Actually, the nzalez. A good series. bLit I'll go bst si~t times Houston made the playjust one or two dominate teams. inst the grain and pick the! Indi- offs. they didn't get past the first Thanks to expansion, there are more in five games. round. The Astros have fantastic ofplayers who have gotten an opporith the l\il's \\'iiming 116 games tensive numbers with Lance Berkman tunity to grow as a star on a team . year, it was eusy to forget how and Moises Alou both hitting .331, and that isn't as high caliber as the othat th.e Oakland.A's played. If you B<1gwell put up another great season ers are. jti~ tuning in, the A's had the with 39 homers and 130 RBI. HowDue to a video game, l have .now md-best record in the m<~jors, go- ever, .the 'Stros were beat up in their become an avid NASCAR fan. 102-60. Right now, the A's are last two weeks. losing 7 of their last Thanks Austin, I appreciaJe it, didn't best in baseb:tll.and they are my 1o. That's not a good way to prepare realize how great of a sport that it is. k to win the World Series this to face the Braves' aces. Maddux, Yes, it's a sport, granted that most r. But that's another story for G.lavine and the surprising B.urkett are ·of the time they travel in circles only ,ther week. So what about their · a great starting three, and John Smoltz turning left-handed, however, you 1onent. the Yankees, the three 7 has taken his nc;:w role as closer very try to drive on a 2 mile track at 190 e defending major league cham-. seriously, sporting a second-half ERA + miles per hour and turn with 41 ns? The Pinstripes have an- of 1.59 with IO saves. This Braves other cars on the track with you. ~red the cal I so many times in Oc- team is much oetter than their 88-74 Last winter, I spent many evenings· er, with great from Bernie record, and I think that they will show racing on PlayStation, and became IIiams. Jeter, Tino Martinez, up in force against Houston: Chipper familiar "Yith the sport. Following -l'eitl, Clemens ... the list goes on. is still the man in Atlanta, and he'll Dale Earnhardt's·death at Daytona, let me throw a few names at you lead the 10-time (yes, I did say l 0I became interested more and more t have owned AL hitters in the time) .NL East champs into the LCS. with the .sport. Now. on Sunday afond half this season: Zito. What they do against Arizona is anternoons on my drive home from 'Ider. Hudson, and Lidie. These other matter entirely, however. . North Central Iowa, I often tune into starters are not only the best Report back in two weeks to go over NRN: the NASCAR Radio Network. ng staff in b;1seball, but they are the LCS match ups and predict a World Racing is.n 't just for rednecks, it best staff period. Those four are Series winner (hint: A's over D'Backs ranks among th~t6p .in vrewing and J~':l(i!h~~:P.5JRAsincetheAH::·. 4gaines to 3 in a thriller) ....Happy crowd att~ndanc~plus./th.~[.··,.no ... "'6(ea'k"."'try tne""\V.:1y:·1neflirs<:l' 'Watchl'ng."" "~ ...... ,... •·• .. •• •• • • such thing as a home nefci aclvan-

tage, making it even more interesting .. My second topic, which I am talking aoout, has nothing fo do with the NHL or NASCAR; it has. to do with ·baseball. This may be th~ best baseball season in my generation, possibly ever. Friday, Oct. 5, was the best day in baseball history, see High and Tight for that, but look at the accomplishments that have come.out of this season. To steal the jdea from my good friend, David Letterman, here is my top IO list of baseball accomplishments for the 2001 season. IO: Alex Rodriguez, as much as I hate to say it, set the record for homeruns hit by non outfielders/first baseman. 9: The rise (and fall) of the Minnesota Twins from the cellar to the top of their division until August. On a similar note, the same can be said for the Astros' rising from the cellar, where they finished in 2000, t() win their: fourth N,L Central title in the last five years. 8: .Arizona Diamondback teammates, Curt Schilling and -Randy Johnson going neck-to-neck for the NL strikeou.t title. Johnson is up to his old tricks with his fastball, but Schilling is just unreal with his control, making some of baseball's hardest batters to get out look like fools. 7: Roger Clemens had one of the best years pitching e~er, going a remarkable 20-3. The guy is 39 years old. . · 6: Sammy Sosa belting 64 homeruns this year. Over the past four hears, he has hit 66, 63, 50, and 64 homeruns. .Sosa did more than belt balls into the bleacher bums of Wrigley, he led the team in RBI's and runs scored. Look out Hank Aaron, Sammy is only 32, and has 450 career homeruns, he will join the 500 club next year, and maybe

take you over for the all-time · homerun record before he 36. 5: Ricky Henderson joining the 3,000 hit club,. breaking Ty Cobb's ..runs· scored record, imd ·breaking Babe Ruth's all time walks reeord all ii( a year. We all talk ab<:>ut how 70 was never going to be touched and it was, but.the All-Time runs scored record will never be touched. Ricky will go down in. history after he retires next year as the all-time leader in four different offensive catagories, walks, runs scored, lead-off homeruns, and stolen bases. Henderson came into the league in 1979, Jimmy Carter was the president then, and yours truly was just a twinkle in hi~ fathers eye; 4: Kirby Puckett and Dave Winfield joining the Baseball Hall ofFame as first .time nominees. Granted this has nothing to do with the season at all, but Kirby is my hero, and it's my Top lOlist. 3: Barry Bonds. 73 homeruns. 177 walks, .8.63 slugging percentage, Beyomes the single season leader in all three catagories. This was arguably. the best seaon for any player ever, by the arguably the best left fielder ever. ,2: Baseball loses two l?feat ambassadors in Tony Gwynn and Cal Rip ken Jr. Both have. been in the league for over 15 years, both have gotten their rings, ooth have made $e record oooks. Stats will never tell the average fan what these two did for this game. The way that they guided their team, arid the players on their team ooth on and off the field will be missed. They truly made baseball a better game. Baseball will lose two ofits all-time class acts. 1: The Seattle Mariners without ARod, Ken Griffy Junior, and Randy Johnson, enough said.


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KIMBERJ.Y PUKALL Staff Writer and Editor

KiJ.n: Many. students experience personal anguish when· forced to watch HGTV, my roommate being the biggest attacket' of the netviork. I am not sure why. And if you actually happen to watch the shows on HGTV sometimes, don't hide it. Be proud. While watching those immaculate homes that nobody could really live in without feeling slightly like a statue in a museum, you hear interesting comments· that might make good quotes. .'.'I think people like·contemporary homes, but they're afraid of them," said one man . .Another catch phrase was, ..More and more people are ready for wallpaper with a little attitude."' I don't know; think about it. ~i;ace: The homeowner always insists .of any home, "It doesn't need ·to be boring. It can be funky." Kim: You can laugh when you watch HGTV too. I do all the time. It drives me crazy. You have those soothing, soft women's arinouncing voices and the way the camera slowly sweeps across the room or zooms in and out on a flower vase strategically placed on the table. You watch women sitting on foliage filled porches next to her husband with her legs crossed, and. listen to her talk about her home as if there were no outside world.· · · You don't have to listen to the worried voices of newscasters saying

Americans should be alarmed. News is helpful, but you can only take so much of it. You can flip the channel and watch some carefully groomed nails on some perfectly proportiont!d hand show off a new way of framing artwork. · You· can dream that someday you will be able to decorate like they do on that network. All that artwork, and color schemes, and those rugs! And then you can laugh because that's TV, . and you'll never have those skills. Grace: This network either makes me feel extremely thankful I don't live in some of the homes that are showcased on the numerous programs, or feel depressed because I know I will quite possibly never have a home that holds a candle to these mansions. Kim: But you can steal ideas. Maybe I'm just over:ly fascinilted with interior-decorating; The best part is, when your roommate isn't home, you can turn on HGTV for background noise if it's too quiet. You can listen to that lady or man talk low and methodically, or all sweet like your grade school teacher and it . warms your heart.. It really does, even ifyou'renotlistening.Itdoesn'tclutter your mind with all that violent stuff that depresses you. You get to look at polished wooden staircases occasionally-not more pictures of explosions. Look at those houses sometime; look at those kitchen faucets sometime. They will amaze you. Grace: These homes are so bizarre, it makes you realize what people are talking about when they say pebple waste so much money that could be going to the. poor. On a recent epi-

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sode, a man in Australia was quite proud of his royal purple creation, complete with yellow window frames · KARI l YN NE REINERT and able to deliver poetic lines . and bright orange and yellow highStaff Writer vincingly. Anyone interested in e lights elsewhere on the exterior. part should contact Lacey im • Purple is my favorite color and this The story of Frankenstein is more ately at 872-2269 house, if you can call it that, still didn't than a tale of a mad scientist and his do anything for me. Apparently I'm inventfon. It is a serious drama, a Other Peru students chosen t not alone, because the homeowner glimpse into the dark corners of the involved in this production are~ said that when it was first finished, human soul. Soon to be produced by ·Urwiller, Anthony Nunnenc~ people threw eggs at it and one agroupofPeruStateCollegestudents, Delta Fajardo, Anna Crook; and woman even claimed it gave her mi- Fran/<ensteinThe Modem emy Usher as Victor Frankenstei. .~graines. Another home on the same Promethel!S will deal with many is~ set construction crew, costume episode had an exterior that resembled sues we face today. house crew, house manager, and ; the outside of the Henry Doorly Zoo's Professor George Lacey, the interim crew are also needed. Lied Jungle and Desert Dome com- director of theater, who is directing Written by local playwrightsl bined. I bet it cost about as much too. this play, said, 'This story is similar Hall. who now resides in Lincoln Actually, when it tomes down to it, to that of Jurassic Park, in that there David Richm<.md, Fri11;ke11stein-' the inside characteristics were posi- is a serious question that is not con- Modern Prometheus is a minim tively zoo-like. There were leopard s.ider~d by the scientists. Th~s ques- production. It follows close!~ skin rugs, palm trees growing every- tmn is- Can you do something JUst novel by Mary Shelley, accordir where, and even bridges. b.ecause you are able to without con- Lacey. All they needed were waterfalls arid . sidering whether you should or not?" This particular drama has been i it would have been just like the inte- . Unf?rtunately, just like the charac- duced in various venues, but rfor of the Lied Jungle. This home ters of Jurassic Park, Dr. Victor Fran- professionally. Lacey 'learned . may not have had a waterfall, but. it kenstein pays a great price with his the play from Bob Hall, who has., had a pool that snaked across the decision to create without thinking of his best friend for 40 years. Unf'. hquse with a se;-life m1m1l (m the the consequences. ·. nately. Hall will not be able to a Frankenstein- The Modern anyoftheperformances,>fhisp bottom, which reminded me of anAlthough all of:the characters other element of the Henry. Doody Prometheus will .be presented in the Peru State College theater. The entire be important to the stmy. the ,, Zoo, the aquarium. The house even play will be in two acts, with an interdeveloped mhy be the monster. had a diving board, until one of the mission in between. There will be audience m<iy see in the monst1 homeowners injured himself one too moody lighting, sparse settings, and Frankenstein a deformed creatun1 many times, and this area was subseno delays between scenes. The curhas come to realize that it doe~ quently closed off. What took the extreme ,cake was a tain will go up at 8 p.m. on Nov. 7- have to. nm is able to, follow the~ guidelines for living that huma' microwave on an elevator so the 10. Two actors are needed for the play. ings do. After attempting to co homeowners could heat what they wanted and ship the microwave back For the part of Krempe, a man is nicate and interact with the world up to the kitchen. I guess it would be needed to play an older. natural his- monster understands that since it~ professor and Victor naturally (1/'this world. it need no. exhausting walking up 13 levels to get tory Frankenstein's teacher. Lacey is also low the same rules. As the audl some popcorn. And they wo.uld need in search of an actor to play the lead views this dilemma. it should be. this while watching a movie in their soundproof home theater. Just talk- role of the m.onster. This monster must to sympathize with the creature ing about their home makes me feel be larger than average. strong, agile. view the beauty it hides \vithin. like I'm introducing a showcase on The Price ls Right. Kim: And then you can laugh because HQTV is the only network you know that can make a whole half hour show on faucets.




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On Thursday, Sept. 'J.7 the Benford :cital Hall held the first student re:al for this semester. There was a riety of different music from instru!ntal to vocal. Not only was this special because it was the first of ! year, but it also determined who )Uld represent Peru State College at e Collegiate Showcase recital at the usic Educators Convention in Lin.Jn. There were six selections that !re performed in this recital, and all e selections were selected to audim for the Showcase recital. The first performer was Tyree jkora singing a Donizetti piece titled r Zi11gara (The Gypsy Maid). Next,

Ryan Zeigler performed a piano piece. It was composed by Ginastera and was titled Argenti11as; /. Danza del viejo boyero. Following him was Jennifer Anderson singing a Mozart selection called Ac/1, lc/1.fulzls from Die Zauberflote. After her was Alma de! core composed by Caldara, sung by Elysia McGill. Next was a clarinet selection by Katie Potter. She played Scene and Air from Luisa di Montfort Op.82. which was composed by Michael Bergson. The final piece was a duet by McGill and Anderson singing Pie Jesu from Requiem by A. L. Webber. After the recital was completed, the PSC MENC Chapter gathered together to vote on who they thought would best represent their school. In

a very close running, the decision showed that the members thought Katie Potter would be the best performer. '~It is always exciting to be chosen for an event like this ... Performing at this convention is also nerve-wracking. You have to perform in front of music majors who will be able to hear your mistakes," chuckled Senior music I math education major Katie Potter. The alternate was Tyree Sejkora. Not only did this recital determine who was in the collegiate showcase, but it was also a partial fulfillment of the requirements for applied music. Performers were from the studios of Thomas Ediger, Sarah Kouma Barnard, and Matt Gill.

JOth year of show choir festivals TYREE SEJKORA Sta.ff Writer

Since the beginning of the show choir festival 30 y·ears ago, the clinic -

spot" help from the guest clinician/ adjudicator. Everyone benefits by watching and learning from other show choirs. "John (Dietrich) has an extensive background in musical theater. We are pleased to have john Dietrich as our gu(!st clinician/ adjudicator of the 30'" annual Peru State College show choir festival," submitted the show choir festival coordinator, Dr. Thomas Ediger, director of choral activities at Peru State College.

Peru Stace College celebrates their Year of show d10ir festivals on :t. 23 and 24. There will be 44 show d-ioirs from ea high schools and junior highs. hich will be performing. All performances will take place in e college theater. with no admission t<1rge. starting from 8 in the momg until 5:35 at night. Also shlted to :rform is Peru ·s ll\\'ll Misty Blues "Music hath charms ta IOW choir. isaathe a savage breast, As part of the festival. a winning ta soften racks, or bend .ow choir will be seb:tl!d to rl!ceive concept remains the vital portion of trophy. The winnl!r is selected by this event Show choirs get about 23 ~knotted oak." 1est clinician. John Dietrich. - William Congreve minutes to perform and receive ..on the l'h

>olka fest to be held in Omaha

)o you have a passion for polka and mt to be in a national television spe.11'? Polka is as American as apple pie, 11!ard greens. tamales. and kolaches.. ; foot-stomping bass-line and elabote button-box accordion riffs rever:rate in small town Legion clubs. zy ballrooms. ~md adobe courtyards. ; devotees are as diverse as the mu" itself-they might wear fril IY ouses. blue jeans. or embroidered :sts. fhe Nebraska ETV Network is proicing ..Polka Passion:· a new namal public television special about is music whkh warms our hearts and ·es our feet. Part of the production is e taping of a night of polka music, ~t.!ff.i~i; Jl!ur.n1~~i\).~~tl.'{'.-!'?~):~·.ny.o.1~~. , mds. at Omaha's Sokol.Auditorium.

2234 South 13' 11 Street, starting at 6 Maryott, Nebraska ETV producer of p.m. on Saturday. Oct. 27. the program, "so make plans to attend Performing will be the eclectic, a polka event that you won't want to multi-generational Polka Family, miss." whose mix of talent, tlamboyance, and Admission is free to the Sokol Authrilling infectiousness explodes dur- ditorium concert, but you need to call ing the group's performances; Eric & 402-472-9333, ext. 787 to make resNancy Noltkamper, button box virtuo- ervations. Casual dress is acceptable, sos who, at barely 30 years of age, are but please, no T-shirts. making waves on the Slovenian polka A March 2002 broadcast date is proscene; Karl & The Country Dutchmen, jected for "Polka Passion." Funding who hold the throne in the realm of for the progrlirn is provided in part by ..oom-pah" German style polka; and the National ~oqowment for the Arts the Ambassador of Polka Music; and the Nebraska Arts Council. Grammy Award-winner Eddie The Nebraska's ETV Network is a Blazonczyk & The Versatones, per- service of Nebraska Educational Teleforming Polish-style polka. CO!llmunications (NET). The complete ..With polka, the more people ... the Nebraska ETV programming schedmore fun!"Nebraska ETV wants a lot ule is availa~I~ onNET on9ne (http:/ 9f l?~t?.E,1~'9:4'lS!!J~ •.cl<mpJJ]g, .arg ha,y-•••; · ·· ,:~ • ing fun at the concert," says Sue

he Peru State College Choir entertained students during hqme~ coming week by singing the school song and showing school spirit

ntertainment wifh Sbotlittbt Gr.a·ce Jo'ifhson Peru Campus October 17th: Darwin Remembered October 18th: Student Recital ( 11 :00 a.m.) Comedian Buzz Sutherland (8:00 p.m. Student Center) October z3n1 and 24th: Show Choir Festival November 1'1: Jazz Band Concert (7:30 p.m.) November 4th: Choir Concert (3:00 p.m.) November 8 1h: Student Recital (ll.:00 a.m.) November 291h: Dance (Student Center)

Brownville November 11th: Brownville Concert Series, Jennifer Aylmer (3:00 p.m.)

Lincoln October 15111 : Fishbone (9:00 p.m., Knickerbockers) October 2S'h: Fuel (7:30 p.m., Pershing Auditorium)

Omaha October lOd': The Damned (Ranch Bowl)

Graham Parker: (Music Box) October 11th: UK Subs, Cog Factory, Charlie Musselwhite (Music Box) · October 12th: Spazmatics with the 80's Afrodisiacs (9:00 p.m., Music Box) October 13th: Sir Mix-A-Lot (9:00 p.m., Music Box) October 18th: Curtis Salgado (6:00 p.m., Music Box) October 20th: Maceo Parker (10:00 p.m., Music Box) Urge (9:00 p.m., Ranch Bowl) October 25111 : Six Feet Under (7:00 p.m., Ranch Bowl) · October 26 1h: Patty Loveless (Harvey'.s Casino) October 2'71": Stephen Mallarius and The Jicks (Sokol Auditorium) Lil Bow Wow (6:30 p.m., Civic Auditorium Arena) October 3011t: Suicide Machines (8:00 p.m., Ranch Bowl) October 31"': Primer 55: American Head Charge (8:00 p.m., Ranch Bowl) November t•: Dishwalla (9:00 p.m., Ranch Bowl) ~ November 2 1111 : Tone Loe (10:00 p.m., Music Box) Ekoostik Hookah {9:00 p.m., Ranch Bowl)


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THE PERU STATE COLLEGE SQUARES ......... ........ Parker Brothers Lose You no longer have to wait and complain because now Parker Brothers has made the board game to the once popular situation comedy, Parker Lewis Can't Lose. That is right. Now you can follow the misguided adventures of Parker Lewis and his friends Mikey and Jerry as they skip school and fall in love. High School has never been this fun. The board game has many bonus rounds and traps along the way. Quick dodge the angry principal before you get called in her office. Careful, she is going to slam the door and break the glass. Go back three spaces to the cafeteria. Need some help making it into the secret hideout, just ask your dumb loveable buddy Kubiac. Sure, Kubiac only knows certain words like "food" and "me want food", but nobody would dare get in his way. Quick, synchronize watches and advance to the secret hideout. You win. Coolness! "I love this board game," said Freshman Ada Roach. "Finishing the game is NOT A PROBLEM!"

Clemer\te Mails Dr. Bill Clemente was so excited to be on the last back page that he cut out the article and decided to mail it w his wife. To his dismay. Clemente put the wrong address on the Nut only was it the wmng address, it was his own address. He later pulkd a out or his mailbox that he said "looked familiar." "! guess I am ready for my sabbatical." said Clemente. "Oh yeah! Don't forget to take film studies." Here at the PSC Times, we want our readers to do something about this. We want as many people as possible to c.ut this article out and send it to Dr. Bill Clemente, Department of English. Box l 0. Peru, Nebraska 68-Q l.

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half-hour game. Don't forget about the secret square. This week, the prize is a trip to beutiful downtown Auburn. Watch out for the construction. Have fun and enjoy, and.irnaxbe Shadoe Stevens will be there.

A reminder to the student who may drink a little bit more than they should--Don't forget after mid-term break to turn back your clocks forward one hour. By doing this simple task, you could save so much time when it comes to the day <rfter. No more being late for class and important meetings. Here's how it works. If you have an 8:00 class, just simply turn back your clock forward to one hour making it 8:00. See, now was that hard? Now just remember to turn your alarms off so they don't beep all during break and keep the Canadians up all night. Have a fun and safe mid-term break .



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Friday, Oct. 26, 2001

Vol. 79, Issue 4

Anthrax: Afraid of your mail? CUYLER COSLOR

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Darwin Remembers, a moving one-act monologue detailing Darwin's life, saw a large student turn out in the college theatre.

Some of the factual information in this article was taken from the Nemaha County Herald. Special permission was granted by Darrell Wellman, Managing Editor. A suspicious white powder was discovered at a Nemaha County industrial plant on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The substance, which was discovered in a bathroom by an employee at the Triangle Pacific Cabinet Corp. of Auburn shortly before 12 p.m., was feared to be the deadly anthrax virus. The employee who discovered the powder alerted the Nemaha County Sheriff's Department, who then contacted the Nemaha County Emergency Management Agency. It has been positively determined that the substance in question is not anthrax, according to Roger Goos, Nemaha County Emergency Management Agency director. However, it may take several more days to determine the exact nature of the white powder, Goos says. Shortly after the substance was tound Tuesday afternoon, Triangle Pacific sent all of its workers home and remained closed until the following Thursday Three of the plant's employ-

Morgan Hall anticipates face lift RANDI MAYBERRY

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Students gather outside the Fine Arts .building to participate in a Take Back Your Ri~hts presentation Oct. 23.

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Post offices across the country have been alarmed due to anthrax ees were also taken to the Nemaha thing out of the ordinary." County Hospital, but were not tested Students at Peru State College were for the anthrax.virus because the ori- not unaffected by the anthrax scare in gin of the compound had yet to be Auburn, which is only 12 miles from Peru. Several students were distressed determined; Goos stated. For a more precise conclusion on when rumors began to circulate of an what the substance is composed of, the anthrax threat in the area, including powder was sent to the Federal Bu- Junior Brad Urban. reau of Investigation in Omaha to be "I think everybody is scared right analyzed. now that something like this could ¡'I think that with what's currently happen to them," Urban said. "With going on in the world today," Goos all the news lp.tely about anthrax and said, "it's best to be cautious of any- terrorism in the U.S. it's hard not to

be scared." ¡ Freshman Molly Joy added, "I'm almost at the point where I don't want to open my own mail anymore. That thing at Tri-Pac got me thinking that maybe something like that really could happen around here." Senior Dan Fender said, "as soon as I heard about [the Auburn anthrax report] I knew it was just a hoax. There's more of a chance of getting into a car accident on the way to work or to school than there is of being infected by some imaginary white powder at Tri-Pac. The stuff at Tri-Pac wasn't wasn't even found in the mail, it was found in the bathroom for Ch_st's sake." Goos recommended that the following steps be taken by anyone who suspects that they have come in contact with anthrax or other biological agents: - If any item appears suspicious or unknown, immediately triple bag the article in plastic: - Take measures to secure the area to minimize the chance that any one else may come into contact with the agent. - Wash hands, face, and any exposed skin with mild soap. - Disrobe if any clothes may have come into contact with the item, and triple bag the clothes. - Call local law enforcement immediately.

If you are planning on living in Eliza Morgan Hall next year, your plans may change. Residence life is curre.ntly working on plans to renovate the building. According to Erin Sayer, director of residence life, "We need to see what can be done with Morgan still occupied. There are a lot of options right now. We need to think out of the box. The inconvenience should be as painless as possible." The temporary displacement of students is scheduled to last ten months. Tenants will have to be relpcated from Morgan to different housing locations. Some of the living options that Sayer discussed include: The Complex ,may need to be re-

evaluated. Nicholas Hall apartments may no longer be single apartment dwellings. If forced to fill Nicholas to capacity, prices may be dropped. The first year program at Matthews may not exist. To accommodate the overflow of students from Morgan, all. halls may have to be filled. Current married housing dwellings may also house transfer students. An architect group, Clark Enersen Partners, is working to put together a plan to renovate Morgan Hall. They are working with current student focus groups, administration, faculty, former Morgan occupf}nts, and potential occupants to decide what is best for the building. Once the architects come up with a plan, Sayer hopes the project is presented to the Peru State College campus as a whole for some feedback. Clark Enersen is coming up with options that will make the most im"






pact. These options include: The electricity needs to be reevaluated in Morgan. The last renovation of the electricity in Morgan was done in the l 950's. Climate control and plumbing will be addressed. A priority needs to be determined between having more private showers and better, more comfortable rooms. Right now, Morgan is housing 78 students less than the 170 person occupancy. The plan is to make enough rooms that the building will be to capacity. Fire safety issues such as sprinklers will likely be addressed . An elevator may be a possibility if it is deemed a priority. After the final design is competed, the Partners will present it to the coordinating commission for review and the board of trustees for approval.


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A member of the accreditation team visited with Student Senate at the Oct. 23 meeting.. Students expressed concern about the issues they felt were perhaps the biggest college issues right now-the budget, parking, and capital improvement. con,cerns about the below-average status of the weight rooms and the small number of recreational facilities on campus were also expressed. The ARC and Student Support Services were praised for their known · presence on campus and the large number of students who utilize their services. Worries from students in the humanities departments such as music and art were expressed. These students wondered, and effectively conveyed to their guest, if their program would be the next to be cut after the Industrial Technology program. ,,T}:te~pext Jioa,i:q. of, tees meetipg will be; Nov~ 12- 13,

Les Stonebarger will be visiting the Nov. 6 meeting to address traffic concerns. A Peru open house for campus organizations is scheduled for Nov. 3 and Nov. 9. Todd Drew will visit the Oct. 30 meeting to address questions regarding the phasing out of the IT program. Faculty Senate is seeking input from Student Senate concerning commencement procedures this year. They are deciding between graduate line up based on schools or by last name. The political committee will begin looking over club com;,titutions shortly. This week was Alcohol Awareness week. CAB will sponsor a dance'Nov, 29 and the Think Fast ga,Jlle show on Nov.8. Morgan Hall will h~t a haunted house Oct. 29 - 31. They'iu:eJooking for help.








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The new policy set down by the Sodexho ca1;11pus services is that the food service on campus will no longer take checks as of Nov. 1. This new nocheck policy will apply to everyone who goes through the line to purchase food, both student and faculty. The business office will cash checks in amounts up to $20. Replacing the use of checks is the "Points Plan" which has been in effect since the beginning of this fall term and is working very well. Currently a combination of 75 students and faculty are enjoying the system. This plan is neW to"Peru State but is used on many other campuses nationwide. · · The Peru State College "Points Plan" allows campus ID card holders to make cashless purchases at the Bob .Inn or the Student Dining Center with the use of the campus ID card. To do so, the holder of the ID card must prepay dollars through the business office which then are available throughout the entire school year. This plan is especially resourceful for commuting

carry cash. The pre-paid amount is totally up to the patron. However; when one of the basic plans is chosen and paid for, then that faculty member or student is awarded extra value on their card. The best value is the prepaid amount of $156 to which General Manager David Tisdale adds $44 free to the card in bonus points. This system is really the flip side of interest. Most people are accustomed to the routine of borrowing money and paying extra for its use later. With the "Points Plan," the money is put down and applied to the ID card and additional money (points) is added to the card. When applying $156 to an ID card, with the help of the "Points Plan," that $156 actually grows to $200 to be used throughout the school year for meals, drinks, snacks, etc. Tisdale says he forsees the school going a step further with this system in the future by making the "Points Plan" useable with the soda and vending machines as well. It is of utmost importance that Tisdale is informed in the event of a lost ID card that is on the "Points Plan." A lost card can then be blocked, preventing any unintended use. When an ID card is presented, the cashier checks the photo ID, then the computer checks the ID number and the balance available. A print out is also available showing all transactions against the card.


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90 male students at Peru State College, is changing. The new hall government for Delzell residents is forming. This will benefit residents of the hall and the campus community. Jason Adams, the resident director of Delzell Hall, is very happy the opportunity for a hall government has presented itself this year. Adams believes this is the first time in the last five years a hall council has formed for Delzell residents. In order to be recognized by the college, a constitution must be drawn out, and the Student Senate must approve it. The constitution allows for a total of 8 m~mbers, and there are currently 4: Jeremy Pierce, Ben Fehringer, Calvin Egger, and Jeremy Muckey: The minutes from meetings that have occurred so far have generated many good ideas. It was suggested that tables should be available in the basem'ent gameroom. Students who wish to study will have a place to do it. Painting the gameroom walls would help make it look nicer as well. Morgan Hall's government has been able to do community service for the area, and Delzell could try that as well. This will improve the reputation of Delzell as a residence hall that cares. "Money comes from the initial $20 activity fee that the residents pay at the beginning of the year. The hall council has the opportunity to determine which direction we take with the spending of ihat money and whether or not we're going to do capital improvements to the building or whether we're going to use that money for a pool tournament or anything like that," A.dams said. Any Delzell residents interested in hall government can contact Jason Adams.


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It's al I perspective After all, age is just a state of mind KEN HASTINGS Staff Writer I think students get too worked up about their ages. Some are complaining that they are too young, while others (like me) complain that they are too old. There is nothing really to be done about it, so the best thing to do would be just move on, and worry about things you can control, like how hard you study for the next test, or how much effort you spend trying to sneak illegal beverages into the dorms. There shouldn't be any thing left to say, but here I am again, trying to fill the page with words. One of my classmates, Jen, just turned 21 and has been excited about going out and having a few drinks. Believe me, the excitement wears off after people stop asking to see your driver's license. When that happens, you are just another customer. My roommate, Dana, has been talking about the significance of turning 25. "I'm going to be a quarter ofa century old," I've heard him say. I have got to tell you, 25 years old is a heck of a lot easier to handle than 30 years old, just wait. I am told that 40 and 50 make people sweat a little also, we will see. Right now is the oldest any of us has ever been, so I guess it is significant, to each person. I don't want to take any significance away from that, I just want to say that we ought to enjoy how old we are, because we have to. "Age is something that doesn't matter unless you are a cheese," it says in the Peru State College agenda book (the blue book with the calendar in it that was given away at the beginning ·of the year) on page 91. That is probably true, but it works for bread and milk as well. Consider this idea I have had floating around in my head. If men are living on average to 76 years of age, any

Notes from he garage Branches wave outside the open door Like millions of childhood hands Clouds carried across the sky I bow my head in silence Hard high heels smack the cement Echo rings in my ears Like sudden pounding pokes on a piano Another drawer emptied Ripped hole on the comer Of this brown cardboard box Car rumbles, jolting my feet, my teeth Gasoline stench singes my nose hair Smoke from tailpipe freezes and lingers Wetted eyes, a mirror, grasp the stars Eyes shrouded by empty, fleeting years Like clouds passing Like smoke disappearing I amhiding Behind the box you forgot

Auburn Fun Run The Wellness Center of Nemaha County in Auburn is sponsoring the Annual Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 27. Participants can enter the 5 or ten-kilometer run or walk. Snacks will be provided from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Registration takes place from 9 to 9: 15 a.m., with races underway by 9:30 a.m. Entry fee is $15, which includes a t-shirt that will be handed out the day of the contest. Wellness Center Manager DeAnn Richardson urges participants to sign up ahead of time," You can sign up the day of, but if you could sign up rlOW, that would be great." Along with the races on Saturday, other activities include volleyball games in the Wellness Center, and prizes for Halloween costumes.



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the media actually be popularizing these threats? Any number of antiStaff Writer government extremists residing in this of us could start life over again at age Anthrax has just been discovered in country are being encouraged to 38. Start completely over, and this time do it right. The whole shebang, a White House mail facility. Postal gather their own home-grown batch diapers, kindergarten, grade school, workers fall to respiratory Anthrax of Anthrax and make a run at somehigh school, college, career, wife, kids, bacteria. Anthrax ... warning ... ill- one in Washington. · And why wouldn't they? Eyery "threat" garners all of it. Wouldn't that be something? ness ... Anthrax... Would it be oxymoronic for this ample television time, and what's When Dana turns 25, he could conceivably start his life over two more writer to condemn the efforts of the worse, every "threat" publicized pertimes, at 25, and again at 50. national media? Far be it from me to petuates the very idea ofbioterrorism. Since women live a bit longer than determine what is news-worthy and Frightened? What's next? Well, conmen, Jen could start over 3 more times what is forgetable, but honestly, do we sider this: According to CNN, docsince her 21" birthday. need to be updated about every single tors nationwide are being warned tQ be on the lookout for symptoms of Okay, so none of us would actually Anthrax scare in this country? There is a difference between re- Ebola and other Hemmoragic Fevers. start over-we all have too much invested in this life, but it puts your age sponsible reporting and sensationaliz- Good thinking, CNN. Because of this so-called responsible in perspective. ing, but you wouldn't be able to difPerspective is what it is really all ferentiate between the two if you turn journalism, I happen to think that the about. Let's look at the our age from on CNN or MSNBC. Between listen- collective American confidence is our family's point of view. Your grand- ing to bin Laden's henchmen vowing fragile at best. After an hour of newsparents are not too concerned about the destruction of the United States watching, I find myself thinking that your 19'h birthday. They say, "Wait un- and receiving updates about the air I should test my closets for Anthrax, til you turn 86, then come talk to me." strikes inAfganistan, you'll likely find because apparently the chances of me Your friends that you graduated with some report about an Anthrax investi- finding deadly spores in my wardrobe is increasing geometrically by the from high school are approximately gation somewhere in the U.S. You may or may not have noticed minute. the same age as you, so you won't get Perhaps I'm overreacting.· I suppose any sympathy from them. Finally, your that the influx of Anthrax-related six year old niece or nephew thinks scares occured after the media itself I should try to have a little more conyou are the oldest, coolest person he began the Anthrax anxiety? fidence in my media representatives, Everytime some governement build- Their reporting is informative-first and or she knows. ing is identified as a target for bioter- sensational-second, right? However, Age is all about perspective. So, have you read anything ·in this rorism, the cable news-hounds turn I see that Larry King is having a speopinion column that you didn't already their noses to the source, thus focus- cial report tonight called, "Beating know? Probably not, but I think we ing the attention of Americans on the Bioterrorism." And I still haven't purall need to be reminded from time to "threat" of pestilence, or worse. Can chased my gas mask yet. time. In the past couple of weeks, I have been referred to on campus as, "Old 872-8050 guy," and "Bald guy," at several different events. At first I was kind of worked up about it, then I remembered being 18 and seeing someone my age on a college campus. I would have said .the same thing. That made me relax. I am not old, I'm just older, and that makes all the difference: Once we all start considering age to be a state of mind, and not a timetable, Any Single Topping Pizza, for death, that will be one less thing to worry about, and we can focus on more important stuff, like how to get to class on Friday after a hard night out.

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catalog of Peru State College, which Freelance Writer · caters to international students." It Zoon Wood, the director of diver- should be comprehensive, showing sity programs, is working to in- what student orientation and an overcrease minority and international all college life is like. student enrollment. Various ways to Wood said that once there. is a base achieve this have al~eady be.en in- of international students, word of troduced. Other ideas could be mouth could potentially attract more implemented soon. students. "If you understand one another, "We want to improve the diversity you would get along with each of our student population and faculty other," Wood said. One benefit of and staff population so that we better an active diversity program on cam- educate students." In the end, students pus helps students interact with one should be better prepared to occupy another. positions in the workforce. One goal is to connect students to This program will not only focus on other cultures. A simple bulletin the diverse minority student populaboard near Wood's office in TJ Ma- tion, but Wood also wants the general jors can be used to highlight infor- student population to get involved, by mation such as a holiday in a for- attending the workshops, for example. eig~ country. This board could be a A diversity week is another idea, where ~~~top~s©ttitl€for~many cu- · students learn about different countries, iiettSestudents on campus. and try foods from those countries. "I Wood also thought about decorat- want the students here on campus to ing his office with a multicultural know that we have people of different theme. This would serve as an en- cultural backgrounds and ethnics goticement for students passing by. In ing to school on campus, and I would the future, Wood hopes to develop like them to get to know those stuworkshops to teach about foreign dents," he said. cultures. Wood also thought about using the Another goal is to recruit more school newspaper to introduce students diverse students. Peru State College to foreign countries and minorities, a advertises over the Internet and diversitysection of some sort. A standmails brochures to foreign coun- alone newsletter focused on these ditries. Farai Tsimba-Chitsva gave versity issues could also be developed. many helpful suggestions. Besides Learning doesn't stop when a student having more scholarships available leaves the classroom. Being social and for international students, Tsimba- friendly to fellow students can result Chitsva, an international student in heightened knowledge, and greater from Zimbabwe, said, "They [the understanding of different ideas. Ethcollege] could also give a pictorial nocentric minds are limited minds.


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Have some fun this Halloween and visit a haunted place in Nebraska. I know busting ghosts makes me feel good. These places could or c:ould not be haunted. Visit them and decide for yourself. (Courtesy of:

Brownville-Captain's museum Lincoln Jaycees Chamber of Terror Many people in this area have seen a 126 No.16' 11 St. Lincoln ghost playing the piano. Others have just heard the piano playing late at Mystery Manor night. 716 N. 18'1i St. (North of Civic Auditorium) Omaha Blair- Dana College- Ghosts haunt the fourth floor of Elkhorn hall where Spirit's Revenge in the 1930'she hung himself. Reports 7115 Railroad Ave. Omaha say the ghost whispers "shut up" to people. The room that he died in is colder than other rooms next to it. Sometimes the sound of football cleats can be heard running down the hall.

Lincoln - The Capitol Building- is haunted by the maintenance man that changed the light bulb on a top floor, fell and died, and now haunts the fourteenth floor. The storage levels and the stairs that lead up to them are haunted by a worker that worked there way back in the day. She was afraid of heights but did her job for the money because she was poor. She climbed them anyway and got dizzy. The stairs were so narrow and the rail was so short she fell off the twelfth floor and is now seen as a fog falling past you in the middle of the rotating stairs.

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To begin with, I have two confessions. Stupid Canadians. As Mr. Pentland pointed out to me, Tony Gwynn never got his rfog in San Diego, as I said in my previous article. Also, I am eating a big piece of CROW PIE, because I made the mistake of telling Monte Scott that the Yankees were out of it when they were down 0-2 to the Ns. Anyway, enough about baseball. Time for the real topic of discussion. My beloved IOWA HAWKEYES. Blah, blah blah, you may say. Well, that's what I say every time I hear the Huskers talked about on TV or the radio. If you don't like it, get your own column. Anyway, the Iowa football team is off to the best start in 3 years, at 4-2. The buzz is back in Kinnick stadium, as it is around the Big 10 (shouldn't they be called the big 11 ?) Granted it's early in the year, however the Hawks are looking at going to their first bowl game with coach Kirk Ferentz. I was one of the biggest opponents for hiring Ferentz, but he has begun to prove himself to me and the other pessimists out there. The Hawks are undefeated at home this season, coming into Saturday's game with Michigan (overrated, I may add), and their two losses have been tough road losses to ranked teams, by less than five points. The Hawks are doing it with noname players also this year (or at least no name to the non-Iowa fans.) Senior running back Ladell Betts ran for 173 yards on Saturday against the Hoosiers. Senior Kyle McCann is proving to be the quarterback that everyone said he would be when he came to Iowa five years ago. Kahlil Hill is blossoming into the senior leader and star receiver that he should be. Aaron Kampman and Tim Dodge are providing leadership on defense for the black and gold attack as well. Unfortunately this season, the Big 10 has not been its normal powerhouse that it usually is in football. Michigan is rated in the top ten, however there aren't any dominate teams like there are in the Big 12. Northwestern, Michigan State, Purdue, and Illinois are all having great seasons, however they will have a tough time finding their way into a BCS bowl. Or is it a BS bowl? Another reason the campus of the U of I is alive is the excitement that is surrounding the men's basketball squad this year. In his third year as coach, Steve Alford will have undoubt.edly his best squad ever. The loss of Dean Oliver at point guard will hurt

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the Hawks, however Brody Boyd and Pierre Pierce should step up and perform well also. Indian Hills Community College transfer Chauncey Leslie will more than likely get the nod at the point and help guide the team onto a possible Big 10 championship. Luke Reeker's knee is at 100% and the nation's leading rebounder and leader in double:doubles (lo+ points, lo+rebounds) Reggie Evans will return to give the Hawks some muscle inside. The Big 10 this year will be one of the strongest in the country for basketball, unlike it is right now for football. Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Indiana, along with the Hawks, all have talented squads returning. Illinois is the frontrunner for the conference and rightfully so. However the race for the top five is wide open. There is a great possibility that 8 of the 11 Big Ten teams could make it into the NCAA tournament for a second consecutive year. I guess I now feel obilgated to talk about the Cyclones. My brother is now going there and I live with a Cyclones fan. Anyway the 'Clones are off to a great start with football this season, and they should have a lot of momentum going into their season finale with Iowa on Thanksgiving weekend. Many are now saying that they (Iowa and Iowa State) should play that weekened every year, as it will put that much more focus on the game. Keep it in early September; it's where it belongs. The Cyclone basektball team will be good this year, however I look at Mizzou to win the Big 12. Kansas will be up there, but Mizzou has all of the tools back and are going to be very experienced. I guess we'll see how much the 'Clones miss Jamal Tinsley when it comes tournament time. Well that's it for this week; everyone come out and support the football team tomorrow afternoon, it's the Bobcats' last home football game of the season, and your last chance to see the great senior class perform in the beloved Oak Bowl.

Bobcats fare well against rated teams SCOTT NELSEN Sports Editor The Peru State College volleyball team has found the winning way, as they have won two of their last three volleyball games. The Bobcats picked up a victory over Newman University on Friday, Oct. 12. The Jets went down in straight sets, 30-14, 30-28, and 30-18. The Bobcats avenged an earlier season loss to the Jets. Sophom9re middle hitter Anna Wheeler (Bellevue) led the team with nine kills and two assists. Wheeler also dropped six aces and collected six blocks. Sophomore setter Brooke Placke (Grand Island) led the team with 24 assists, while Janelle Findlay (Stella) dropped 11 kills and 20 digs on the contest. The Bobcats dropped a match to. NAIA 11 •h ranked Bellevue on Oct. 10, in Bellevue, 24-30, 26-30, 30-28, and 18-30. Out of their six last matches, the Bobcats have faced five rated teams .. Placke once again led the team in assists with 25, while digging up eight balls and serving six aces. The Bobcats defeated Haskell Indian Nations University on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the AWAC, 30~15, 30-12, and 30-14. Placke and Wheeler led the 'Cats from the service line, going 16 of 17 and 17 of 18 respectively, with Wheeler collecting four aces. Amanda Hedin (Bellevue) dug up eleven balls and added five kills. Cara DeBuhr (Auburn) also added five kills to the Bobcat attack. Findlay paced the team with nine kills on the day, while Sara Hurlbut (Omaha) added six. "Conference has been tough," said Findlay. "However, we have fought our way back to show that we compete with the best of them." Findlay is leading the 'Cats in kills with 253 on the season. The senior has connected on 253 of 351 kill attempts

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Middle Hitter Anna Wheeler (10) goes up for a kill against Concordia as Brooke Placke (2, middle) and Amanda Hedin (6, far) look on. The 'Cats lost in four sets to the Bulldogs. this season. Wheeler is second in total kills with 205, followed by Hedin who has 178 kills on the season, good for third most on the team. Placke has 565 assists on the season, averaging 6.49 a game. Katie Mathesion (David City) has 440 assists, averaging 5.37 per game. Wheeler leads. the Bobcats with service aces (35) while Placke is serving a team best .955. The Bobcats will load the buses today to travel to Oklahoma Wesleyan University on Friday and College of the Ozarks on Saturday.

The Bobcats' last home game will be Nov. 3 against College of the Ozarks. Wheeler is also leading the Bobcats in blocks on the season with 37 solo and 70 assisted. Findaly has 35 solo and assisted blocks, while Meghan Scanlan (Plattsmouth) has 18 solo blocks and 42 assisted. "We've gotten a few more wins under out belts," said Placke. "Our confidence level for our team as a whole has been lifted. We are more focused and our intensity has increased."

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Bobcats pick up victories HIGH AND T«ifilntland SCOTT NELSEN Sports Editor The Peru State College football team improved its record to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in the CSFI.., thanks in part to a pair of wins over Haskell Indian Nations University and Southwestern Assemblies of God University. The Bobcats took· to the road for both games and brought home a pair of victories. On Oct. 13, PSC traveled to Lawrence to face the Fighting Indians ofHINU. Although Haskell came out on top of all the major statistic categories, Peru State came out with the 17-12 victory. The Bobcats defense set the tone for the game early, as they forced a fumble on the first play of the game, giving the Bobcats excellent field position on the Haskell 8yard line. Quarterback Tommy Aldana (Nebraska City) scored from 2 yards out for the first score of the game. Austin Arnold (Stromsburg) added the J:?ti;f\,.ta:~n'~il3okats:t0i1::1;,o Ieaa;: At 10:09 left to go in the first quarter, Dana Long (Plattsmouth) scampered 30 yards for the 'Cats' second score. Arnold added the PAT to extend the 'Cats' leadto 14-0. Arnold would add a 22 yard field goal to push the 'Cats to a 17-0 lead at the end of the first half. The second half started much like the first half, only opposite, as the Bobcats fumbled on the first play of their first three possessions. Haskell running back Justin Blaylock ran in and scored ona three-yard touchdown run. The PTA attempt failed, cutting the Bobcats lead to 17-6.

Another fumble allowed Haskell to have excellent field position for the second time in under a minute. Quarterback Peter Hahn connected to Bobby Dotson for their second touchdown in three minutes. The kick once again failed for the fighting Indians, leaving the score at 17-12. In the third quarter the Bobcat defense found themselves on the field for a total of 10 minutes four seconds. The defense was paced by Ben Syas (Omaha) who collected 13 tackles. Jason Long (Nebraska City) tallied ten tackles, two of which were for losses. Dana Long collected 52 yards rushing on the game, for the team lead, while Tommy Aldana moved to fifth all-time for passing with his 99 yards through the air. Matt Beck (Ralston) added 57 yards receiving for the balanced offensive attack. "Overall the team played well in the first half," said Senior defensive back Jason Hurt. "We had some missed opportunities and a few break downs on both sides oftli.e ball in the second half, but we still got the win and that's all that counts." The Bobcats loaded the charter busses at5.a.m. Oct. 19 and traveled to Waxahachie Tex., to face SouthwesternAssemblies of God University. The Bobcats struck early and often as they disposed of the Lions 37-0. Aldana connected on a six yard pass to Scott Beveridge (Reno, Nev.) to give the 'Cats a 7-0 lead after the Arnold kick. Aldana added a 17-yard touchdown run to push the score to 14-0, with 7:32 to go in the first quarter. With the Lions driving, Matt Shelsta (Omaha) picked up a fumble and

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rumbled 43 yards for the score giving the 'Cats a 21-0 lead following the Arnold kick. Arnold would add another field goal, giving the Bobcats a 24-0 lead at the intermission. Aldana would hit Beveridge again for a 25-yard touchdown pass to begin the 3rc1 quarter and give Peru State a 31-0 lead. Charles Young (Corpus Christi, Tex.) picked off an errant pass and returned it 55 yards before Dana Long would add one final touchdown in the fourth quarter to extend the score to 37-0. Paul Heusinkvelt (Crete) led the Bobcats in tackles with 11, followed by Shelsta who collected 9. Aldana did it with both his legs and his arm as he collected 73 yards rushing and 163 yards passing to tally 236 yards of total offense, good enough to be named the Central States Football League Offensive Player of the Week. Beveridge added 65 yards receiving. · Chaney Smith (Ankeny, Iowa) collected 41 yards rushing, including a run of 17 yards. "Overall we played a good game on both sides of the ball,". said Sophomore wide receiver Justin Bartling. "Our defense came up with some big plays to give us (the offense) great field position." The Bobcats (4-3, 2-0) play host to 171h rated Northwest Oklahoma State University this Saturday in the Oak Bowl. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. It will be senior day in the Oak 'Bowl, as the Bobcats will say goodbye to nine seniors.

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lyou aching for more TRICIA MCDERMOTT Freelance Writer Did you know the fashion industry has been behind every major assasination, from Abraham Lincoln o John F Kennedy? Me either until I oaw the movie Zoolander last weekend. Zoo lander is the story of male model Derek Zoolander played hillariously by Ben Stiller. Zoolander has been brainwashed to assasinate the prime minister of Malaysia by Mugatu (Will Farrel), the world's leading fashoin 'esigner, because the prime minister is threatening to increase the wages of ·weatshop workers.


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I don't typically enjoy that type of humor, and had planned on waiting until it came out on video, but I am now glad I went. I left the theater with tears still in my eyes from laughing so hard. This movie is stomach crampingly funny. The outrageous costumes, ridiculous plot, and the utter stupidity of Zoo lander himself make this movie worth seeing. However, Farrel's portrayal of Mugatu will leave every movie-goer wanting to see it again. I give it four bobcats out of five.

VERDICT: 4 Bobcats out of 5

Take note of music events TYREE SEJKORA Staff Writer

Small packages of music Good things come in small packages nd Thursday, Oct. 18 proved just that. t 11 a.m. in the Benford Recital Hall, , he Peru State College department of music presented a student recital. Although there were only two performers, the recital hall was filled with sup?brtive listeners. Melissa Russo, a soprano, started off the recital. She sang Grief by William Grant Still. Sarah f(ouma-Barnard accompanied Russo. Next Shannon Stemple sang an <\lessandro Parisotti piece. This nezzo-soprano sang a wonderful reniition of Setu m'ami (If You Love Me). fhomas Ediger played the piano for ~temple. Performers are from the stuiio of Ms. Sarah Kouma-Barnard. !>rew Davis's night of entertainment As a partial fulfillment of the music !ducation degree, baritone Drew Davis will be presenting a senior vo;al recital. This recital will start at 7 ~.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28 in the Jindra :;ine Arts building and will last about m hour, followed by a small recepion. "There is something for everyone! I hink that even if you have never heard :lassical music, this is a good place to 1ear it!" said Drew Davis, music edu:ation major. <'irst choir concert of semester The Peru State choirs will be holdng their first concert of the semester m Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. The choir, Madri~als,1 anq the Misty :Blues Show Choir. .V1n pertSthh1!lcte\ithe<l1r6cticfo d{Dr. fhomas Ediger. Songs such as Tho-



mas Town from continental "Harmony" (1794), Elijah Rock, and Fi.nale from the Gondoliers (Dance a Cachucha) will be heard. Gena Fritz will accompany the concert choir, and the magnificent Kevin Witcher of Maryland once again choreographed the show choir. That's one jazzy night "TOOT TOOT" and a "RAT-A-TATTAT". These are the sounds that will be soaring through out the air in the College Theatre on Nov. 4. The jazzy feelings of music produced by the Peru State College Jazz Band will be soon approaching. At 7:30 p.m. the first blast of exciting music will flow from the instruments of the students, conducted by Dr. David Edris.

Freelance Writer The intramural department is looking for a few good men. Intramural Director Fred Aubuchon is trying to put together a men's flag football team to compete in the NIRSA State Flag Football Championship tournament. This will be held Nov. 16-18 in Lincoln, Neb. Practice will be held this Sunday at 4 p.m: at the intramural football field behind the Student Center. Aubuchon would really like a few more males on the team. "We had 14 people try out last Sunday, and a few more have shown in" terest. Anyone is welcome to come and tryout," said Aubuchon. The winner of this tournament will be competing at the national tournament in New Orleans on Dec. 27-31. They will be playing during the Sugar Bowl activities. The flag football tournament here in Peru is going very well. The team Sleepers is undefeated and the season is continuing this weeken<:I. The softball league is wrapping up their season on Thursday with a fourteam championship tournament. The four teams left are Ballzdeep, Residence Life Raiders, Dropin Bombs and Brawzenjawks. The first game begins at 7 p.m. at the city softball field. Bowling starts this Thursday at 7 p.m. at the V-lanes in Nebraska City. A team can have four bowlers and compete in a six-week long league. It is $10 per person to play. Co-ed volleyball starts Nov. l. ·Seven teams are signed up and there's still time to sign up. Sheets are posted outside the intramural office.

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Tired of pizza and burgers and looking for somewhere different to eat that's local? How about trying the Great China Buffet, which recently opened in Auburn? As you enter the restaurant, the Chinese music sets the mood, as do the beautiful decorations. But we all know music and decorations don't make or break a restauni.nt, the food does. And the food definitely passes

tron from Minnesota echoed my enthusiasm. She has eaten at numerous Chinese restaurants around the country and says this may be the best one at which she's eaten. She said the food was tasty and the restaurant had a good variety. This variety includes numerous chicken, beef, pork, and seafood dishes, and an impressive selection of desserts including ice cream. In the unlikely event that one wouldn't like what's inthe buffet, you can choose from several other selections on a menu. Obviously, there's food to suit any taste. So if you're tired of the same old same old, try the Great China Buffet.

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Peru Mission Statements hat Didn't Quite Make It " ••• to serve students from throughout the state, nation, and world and to party and get stoopid with them."

"We're so old, we've got to be doing it right by now."

"Nebraska City-Home of Peru State College."

"Where a kid can be a kid."

" ..... to serve students from alot of places, to sort of uphold education and.all that value crap."

"Where you use your suitcase more than you use your books."

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Peru State College mailroom work-, ers have begun preparing for anthrax~ laden packages. Riot gear has been assigned and plastic bags and gloves! are being heavily stocked. ·. From now on, all mail will be read, prior to resealing and delivery to students and faculty. Everyone entering the postal office on campus will now go through an Xray machine, random drug screening,' and psychoanalysis before sending any letters or packages. Said Sophomore Sally Spangler, "'E think it's a great idea, I sure could use a good set of X-ray pictures, and no ' I can show my ex-boyfriend that I'm not insane."

After consulting various contracting firms, it was determined by Peru Stat students, faculty and staff that the en; tire Peru State College campus woulc, be leveled. i "No one will have to walk up d down to get to places on campus any~ more. My calves are already thankin me," said a faculty member who aske ', to remain anonymous. J 275,000 tons of dirt will be brough\ in and all the buildings on campus will be lifted, while the campus is bein9 leveled. I Foreman for the contracting firm that brought in the lowest bid for lev~ eling the campus, LP. Phreely, com·! mented, ''We could have lowered the: campus to the level of Delzell Hall. but it was cheaper to raise it to Morgan Hall's level." ' Said Peru freshman from Delzel Hall, Chuck Fluck, "I voted for th campus to be lowered, but I guess tha would have cost more." "Soon I'll be able to get to the Bot Inn without sweating," stated Mac Zorris, a Bob Inn regular. Leveling wi II begin Just as soon al all other construction efforts are com pleted, or in the year 2025, whicheve comes first.

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A mysterious car was parked in the cafeteria van space. There have been many ideas of who would park a car in a cafeteria van parking spot. Some are blaming the cafeteria lady Edna but she was too busy scooping up rice. "l wouldn't park in that spot," said Edna the lunch lady. "There are too many kids to feed, but I always know where I park my car." • Next Monday is Edna

The United States Govermen' released important information las; Monday. The report stated that th( phantom shoulder touches, used t1 confuse people, are really a hoax. The study was brought into th< public eye after a congressman had thi practical joke played on him. A fe~ days later many junior high student! reported the phantom shoulder touci was being performed on them. The public should not freak out. Th~ ···· phantom sh_oulder touch is a hoax.

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Clanking and banging to continue DAN·GOTSCHAtl Freelance Writer Students at Peru St~teCollege have become accustomed to the sou.nds of pounding hammers, whirring drills, and the clanking of beavy machinery. All of this noise is. due to the myriad construction projects currently being u.ride.rtaken on campus. ' · ·· Current projects include upgrading '·the heating and cooling systems in T;J. Majors, renovations and additions to · Campus Services, and repairs to the Wheeler Center's swimming pool. At a cost of over $16 million, the projects ' should do much to improve both the. quality of education and everyday life on campus. Major improvements are also underway on the Hoyt Scierice Building, a project nearing completion. The addi~ tion to Hoyt features four new labs, a greenhouse, and a state of the art safety control systen;i. Demolitio.n qn the in. side of the old Hoyt builc!ing is corn~· plete, and workers are busy renovatingthe Depression-era structure. Contractors expect to have the building,

reopened to 'classes by Feb. 1. Projects already completed .include renovati'0ns to the Centennial Complex ani:l third floor of T.J. Majors, upgrades to the Wheeler Center, and. a new on-campus water distribution system. The college has undertaken a: water treatment study to attempt to" resolve the college's recurring prob-· lems with Pem's hard water, Accor~ng to Linda Jacobsen, vice president of administration and fi" nance, the new water system should substantially benefit the college. fo Oct 2000, ·crews finished installing new pipes from the city's water tower to points of distribution' on campus. The new system operate.s as a closed loop; This means· that if water to t]le city ml.!st be shqt off, authorities can do so without also shutting off water to the carripus. Jacobsen says thauhe water treat~ dlent study will ·give .administrators varioqs options concerning what to do ab 0gt,Peru 's often reviled water. "We think that the water here is one of ou'r recruiting challenges," says


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Jacobsen, adding that many prospective students have voiced concerns about the quality of Peru's water. Peru'slist of improvements does not Future projects include renoc.: vati:on of the. Old Gym, which will. be

part oHhe new library complex, and turning the current library building ·.into an Academic Resou,rce Center. With aU of these hnprovernents, PSC should meet its goal of providing area students with. a quality'education;


Faculty shift affects PSC marching band KEN HASTINGS Staff Writer • After David Klee,, music professor in the Arts and Sciences department, left last year, the marching band was disbanded, and has not returned for this school year. The temairiing two music faculty members are cqrrently directing tbe concert and jazz bands. Dr. David Edris, chak of the music department said,. "The reason there is no marching band is be,cause the marching band director positio,Q was

riot filled when it became vacant. The remaining music faculty are having to carry an overload in ord~r to pro'(ide a concert band for music majors." Kerit Propst; vice. president of Insti- · tutional Relations, added that the postion will not be fiHed, and the marching band direct9rship will need to be negotiated among the faculty and dean within their de,partrnent. ' · The 'empty faculty position will be' evaluated to .see where the need is .most prevalent. Jerry Martin, vice president of A~edemic Affairs, has in-

dicated .that a re:.assessment of all acedei:nic areas was necessary, as afqll assessment .has not been done for about 15 years. After the Higher Learning Commision and NCATE were on campus atthe end of.()ctober, it was determined that Peru State College had too rriany part-time. faculty and not enough full time faculty. l?ropst mentioned that the two accrediting bodies fe{t the sch.ool needed to lessen its reliance on part'-tirnefaculty, and evaluate all their faculty resources. ·rhe vacant faculty pqsition, Wlll not

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It c'oqld be filled within the scope of other departments. For example, the empty fuU:-time position could be filled in either the Criminal Ju8tice or th'e Education· department. Both are trying todeal with comparatively high enrollment nµmbers and not enough full time facµlty. As far as which bands continue, remaining music faculty are. forced to determine which groups they are able to direct, while carrying a full .t~chin$)O;\d. , ,,, , , ,,,



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·creative works solicited The English Club is collecti11.g enThe contest is open to all Peru State tries for publicl!tion in the college's . College students.-Entries will not be literary journal, the Sifting Sands, returned, and the deaaline for the and for entry in the Silas Summers ·contest is the week before/finals in writing contest. Submissions for the December so. hurry in with your encontest will be considered for pub- tries! lication in the journal. The. Sifting. $ands is Peru 'State Categories for entries are: College's litl':rary jo.urnal. In years Fiction (1500 wor<l maximum ;... past, it has .not.been published, but inay)nclude children's stories, sci- the English Club is working to pubence fiction, etc.) lish one this spring semester. SubCreativenon-fictionessays,mem· missions for.the journal other than oirs (1500 word maximum) the Silas Summers writing contest Poetry · . . entries are welcome. O.ther. writers· Prizes are awarded to the top three outside the PSC stud,entbddy are infinishers in each category: vited to subrntt works for possible l" prize: $25 publication. ' . 200 prize: $15 Works submitted may be, but are 3"' prize: $10 , notlii:nited to, book reviews, interThose wh~ enter the contest must views, commentaries;~try, fiction, supply three copies of their work. and essays. Submissions for the jourOne copy should include name, ad- nal will not be judged or· receive dress, social security number; and prizes and will not be. returned. The phone number. Two copies should staffoftheSiftingSandsreservesthe include social security nrimberonly. right to edit all works for publication purp.oses.

'Frankenstein' runs through Saturday "Frankenstein," a stage play by David Richmond .and Bob Hall, will .be performed at 8 today and Sat-· urday at the College Theatre, main stage. · . Doors open at 7 :30 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, firstcserve basis. Tickets are $2.50 for this play, described as "a chilling look into the dark comers of the human.soul." The cast inclu9,es Brian Urwiller, a juntor· from Ravenna, as' Henry Clerval, Anthony Nunnenkamp, a Today is Open House on the Peru State campus. High school sophomore from Davenport, as Mordecai Kneble, Jeremy Usher, a students from around .the Midwest will be visiting. freshman from Marion, Iowa, as Vicappointment by calling 872:.2271. istering the shots. tor Frarikenstein,GeneArithony, from Cost is $17 for everyone, and anyPeru; as professor Krempe, Delta one can come by for a shot, including Fajardo, a senior from Bellevue, as members of the general public: Justine Moritz, Anna Crook, a sophomore from Union, as Elizabeth O'


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President Johnson visited with the Senate duringthe Nov. 6 meeting. He informed .members of Senate that PSC is .not looking at a mid-year tuition iricrease due to state budget . cuts. Total cuts are expected to equal 1 percent ot the college's budget. Administration is recommending a teehnology fee increase from $20 per semester to $2.50 per credit hour to pay for two extra internet lines that will speed up.campus internet access. PSC's new web-site is currently.being developed by the South Dakota School of Minds and Techn0logy. The college has hired a commercial company to design the "look:"· of it. It should be up and running by next se-

fuester. Dean Drew visited with stijderits a.rid answered som~ questions regarding the Industrial TechnolQgy department. He mentioned. that· it will be officially cfosed May. 2002. Any Industrial Technology clubs will still be allowed to meet if they have a faculty advisor. Drew J:!lentioned he. would be that advisor if clubs choose to become active.'; • CAB is sponsoring a PJ Jam on Nov. 29, They be decorating the Student Center on Nov. 19 for Christmas. ·Ted Harshbarger announced· that PSC will receive a focus visit from NCATE fo. two years.






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Open Ho..e foi. high . The Open House begins at. 10 a.m. and continues. through 3 p.m. Representatives of PSC's academic are'as be on hand, as wm officials from finaneial aid, housing, academic suport, athletics, and student clubs and PSCJ i~ sponsoring a donation drive p organizations at PSC. for ProjectRespbnse and SENCA during the month of November. They will be collecting phone cards, paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning· products, children's v:ideos, Christmas gift items for families in crisis, a small rocking chair for children, and movies for the Flu can make .you ,miserable, and Project Response Shelter. SENCA is sometimes very ill. Avoid the problem in need of use<l children's coats to be. by getting a flu shot · collected by Nov. 18, From noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, Items can be dropped off in the col- . Nov. 19 at the.PSCHealth Center, flu lection boxes in the Student Center, shots will be given. Representatives library, or ARC. from Physicians Clinic will be admin-


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~~~!.~o!~~;:i century style. Join thel'erri StateCollege Madrigal Singers in an evening or food, music, and outrageous hut.nor as Peru State College·and its Department of Music presertts the Madrigal Dinners on Dec. 7 and 8. The Dinners will be held at the ·psc Student Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tqe Royal Procession .will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 and must be purchased i,n advance: The price of the ticket includes the meal, a concert by the Madngal Singers, and other entertainment. For more information, or to reserve tickets, contact Dr. Thomas Ediger, director of choral activities, at 8722253.

USD art prof shows w9rk at Peru State . Recent artwork by Jeff Freeman iS currently on display at Pei;u State Col7 ·1ege. :flreemanis a Professor of.Art at the ·· University of South Diikota in Vermillion,. SD. . . . . .· . .•..• · The exhibition c.ontinues. thro1J,gh .'''l'uesdaJ,l\l°"v.+:?:· The.PSCiArtfi~l- .. ··1ery'.i,sfoca:ted i~ the ~iti:di<\ Fine Buj1(ling, an,(! ):here is no <:tdtnission fee .. · tdvie~ iheexhi:l;,it.~ •· • . · Gallery hours are 8:30 a,ni to :j;30 ~:~:Mon<laxl:)lr.ough Thµrsday, An example of Jeff Freeman's artwork r;iow



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According to Islamic belief, Muhammad was about forty years old when he. received his first· revelation from God through the Archangel Gabriel. The 23 years of revelations were written down and form the Ishistory major. lamic holy book or Qur'an (Koran}. With the recent events of terrorism, The Qur'an contains passages very the media has referred many times to similar to the Hebrew and Christian Muslims and the religion ofislam. scriptures, including some unique This has led people to ask many ques~ revelations of Muhammad. tions about Islam and its origin. The . Some of the unique restrictions of two most complex questions that have the Muslim culture are not· eating been asked are how does Islam differ pork or drinking alcoholic drinks. from Christianity and who are Mus- Their weekly holy day is Friday. The lims? Islamic religion consists of five pilThe parallels between Christianity Jars of belief: and Islam are surprisingly more nu- · The Creed: Cornerstone of their merous than anyone might think. Mus- belief, which states that there is no Urns are the second largest religious other god except .God, and that group next to Christians. The Islamic Muhammad is the messenger of God.· faith crosses all race, nationality, and Prayer: Central to Muslim religious cultural barriers, as does Christianity.. practice. Muslims pray five times a A large part of the people of Asia, Af- day: dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunrica, and the middle East practice Is- set, and nigqtfall. The prayers are lam; however; it should be noted that based on the Qur'an and are said in all Arabs are not Muslims, just as all Arabic ... Americans are not Christians. Fasti~g: During the mqnth of !Slam is orie of the world's great re~ Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn ligions. The prophet Muhammad until sundown as a means of purififormed it in the seventh century. The cation and identifying with the hunword 'Islam' means submission, as in . gry of the world. · the submission to the will of God, and Purifying Tax (Zakat): Muslims is deriyed from a word meaning believe that all things belong to God "peace." The name given to God in and that in this way they are exercisIslam is Allah, which is Arabic for ing detachment from things and proGod. Muslims do not see themselves viding for the poor of the world. as a "new religion," but rather the last The Pilgrimage: A journey to stage of God's revelation that began Mecca is required once in a person's with Abraham and continued to lifetime, if at all possible. Moses, Jesus. and ultima_tely, It is very evidentthe Muslim people Muhammad. Muslims trace their ori- are very devoted to their faith. No gin back to Abraham, as do Jews and matter where they are in the world, Christians. They believe that when it is prayer time, they will take Muhammad, their great prophet, was out their prayer mats, face east or todescended from Abraham's son ward Mecca, and pray five times a Ishmael and that Moses and Jesus day. They wear the traditional clothwere descended from Isaac. ing, including a veil even though they They do not believe that Jesus Christ may not be required to in other parts is the second person of the Trinity, the of the world. Son of God. But Muslims do believe · The real differences between Chiisin one God. They also, like Christians, tianity and Islam are not so much .in believe in angels and in many of the the faith, but how the two religions same prophets of the Old Testament. are practiced. The practice of Islam

'EDITOR'S NOTE: The following comments were submitted by Dennis Frederick., a freshman..

Chess pieces-one black, one white You, your black leather wore Me, my white shoes bore One the absence of color The other every color· My pawn slowly moves Tennis shoe.s scrape the log-I cannot lose You place your ·bishop upon this square Beneath my coat I feel a chilling air Riding high perched on your back I know this moment will not last But Uight and I plead for ~ cha11ce. To rnake_a story, to dance a dance To cherish this love just born Instead of stifling it-I am torn But the knight slyly shifts Around my queen; and he quits Then.from beneath the black a hand To take, to grasp; could this be. the end? One to leave, the other left Heavy weight upon a piece of chess Knocked sideways and fallen Are the white king, queen, pawns But he carried her down the hill Where· 1ooks shimmered and the breeze stilled Obeyed the souls of black and white Where alone he beheld the light In her eyes, she his dark purity Of life, all optimistic longevity Until he sacrificed and revealed '' Her very soul bare, waiting to be filled Standing alone, one white fortress A black army cannot miss The savored years that didn't last And here, a chance she knew just passed

is a daily ritual that is openly celebrated, but on the other hand, many Christians are only obligated to attend church once a week and on special holy days. Yes, there are radical factions Within the Muslim faith. Likewise, there are radical factions within the.Christian faith as seen in Ireland and right here in the USA as well. The point that can be made is that whether you call it Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Juda-

ism, or even' Hinduism, all faiths believe in the prophecy of one supreme power, with a focus on peace, harmony, and well being for themselves and the world. Sources: calendar.html#rnuslim ,. www. library.thinkquest/j002592/ ·ISLAM.html

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elping students help themselves DOUG JAMISON Freelance Writer Peru State College has new fac~s in the Student Support Services program who bring with them new ideas and ambitions; Student Support Services is a federally funded program designed to help students help themselves. Students in the program can take advantage of free tutoring, peer mentoring, photocopying, and snacks throughout the·semester. Student Support Services offers tutoring for those students within the program who need academic assistance. Kristi Nies is the new Tutorial coordinator for Student Support Servfoes. Tutors are hired to help students who request a tutor for help in a spe. cific class. The tutoring program is very beneficial to students. Many of the tutors have already taken the course that the tutees are seeking assistance for. The tutors can help prepare the tutees for what to expect from the course and professor. "Tutoring is a first step to their future career," states Nies. The Student Support Services peer mentoring program enables a student mentor to interact personally with up to 15 mentees. Mentors acquire many responsibilities and plan fun activities with their mentees to help get to know them better. All 230 program participants of Student Support{ Services are involved in the program. This mentor program is designed to improve a student's academic and social life on Peru State College's campus. Workshops offered to students are focused on academics and taught by. PSC professors. Basic grammar, study skills, and proofreading are a few of the workshops offered this semester. Pam Gray, the new Student Intervention coordinator, talks about many fun

activities that individuals involved in the program are able to participate in throughout the semester. An ice cream social, a trip to Worlds of Fun, a Native American PowWow, and a boat ride on the Missouri River are just a few of the activities which have already taken place. Thanksgiving dinner and frozen turkey bowling in November are yet to come. "With the winner of turkey bowling getting the turkey," states Gray. This program is student oriented and designed to serve students. The students of Peru Stare College are what make Gray's and Nies' ideas and goals become a reality. .available:

rried about tests or tick ts? KARI l YNNE REINERT Staff Writer With all of the exams, research papers, and classes that students worry about, one thing they don't want to think of is parking tickets. Flyers placed under windshield wipers send a wave of panic through car owners, and the sight of the security truck prowling the parking lots sends a disturbing message to violators of parking rules -- "Watch out- or you'll get a ticket!" · Jared Johnson, a junior and a·Complex resident, learned this the hard, and expensive, way. After three tickets, he has discover~d one of the downfalls of PSC. A transfer student from CCC-Columbus, this is the first time that Jared has. had to deal with a parking permit. "In Columbus, we didn't pay for our

- On-campus summer STAR Pro"Trails and Tales IV: Forts and Fables gram (head start to incoming PSC freshmen for smooth transition to Tour and Institute," created and conducted by Peru State College's Dr. Sara college life) Crook and Dr. Dan Holtz, is the redpi" Peer mentoring program - Peer tutoring services (indi- ent of a grant from the Nebraska Huvidual, walk: in and/or small group manities Council. This is the fourth time that the summertutoring) - Academic, career, and financial time "Trails and Tales" program has been aid and personal counseling and held. This year's $6,000 grant will help defray the costs of the two-week proadvising ~ Professionai mentoring and aca- gram. "It definitely is great," said Holtz, prodemic monitoring - Cultural enrichment activities fessor of English, of the grant. "It makes {sponsored events to are.a and re- us feel like we're doing something worthwhile and of value. It just makes gionaltheat~ical .productions, the experience a lot more positive for sporting events, etc.) -Workshops in special areas (tim.e those who participate. "I know the teachers who've benefited lllanagement, stress lllanageme~t, wellness., yaieer. plaQni~g; t~s~ from these grants are.very appreciative anxiety, etc.) . . . . · ·• · ··• of the Nebraska Humanities Council's , - Learning or physical dis<tbillty continued support," he said. The "Trails and Tales" program is an advocacy l)!ld as.sistah~e . · > . - Computer ~ssisted academi~ interdisciplinary liten1.ture and history support.(;u-ch, word pro- project for graduate students, for example teachers and librarians1 that incessing, etc.) Courtesy of" Student Support Sel"Vices. eludes five days of on-c~pus instruc-. tion and discussion af Peru State C~llege's main campus followed by a six-day chartered bus trip. "The ultimate goal is t0 excite Nebras. kans about Nebraska, and what better way to do that than to excite those that teachNebraskansaboutNebraska'r'said Crook. . Classes will take place June 17-21 on the Peru State College campus. Through Sunday Morl'}ing $:QOa~m, acom,b~~ationofhistorical_readings an~ . ·s·· '~-... •..· -M·J' ··:•···•.'.en <t.:s·......... :. .... t.he.·wnt111gs,of· John.N01hai;d4Man

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appeals will not be accepted, and a $20 late fee will beassessed. If two penalties have been given andlat~ fees have been assessed~ boot be put on the vehicle until all fees are paid. This vehicle will be' towed if all fees are not paid within 48 hours. For a full list and description of parking and traffic regulations, vehicle owners should see the Security office. While some students may find these regulations strict or feel singled out, Stonebarger declares . that none are above the law.. "Overall, there is no leniency. Even vice- presidents get tickets here." Moststudents understand and have adapted to the parking regulations. "You are taking a chance if you park where you aren't supposed to," said Palmer RA Jennifer Blunt. "There is a chance that you will get caught."

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permit. They were also less strict about the parking regulations, and there-wereless problems." The person in charge of Peru's parking situations is Les Stonebarger, the chief of security. He and other security employees patrol the parking areas around the campus and Complex, handing out tickets, fines, and boots. Although the wh.eel lock may seem an extreme measure, it seems to de~ ter violations. "Generally, whe.n we use the boot at the b~ginning [of the school year}, word spreadl!," said Stonebarger. Tickets are commonly given to vehicles not showing a valid permit, or not parked in designated areas. Avariety of other penalties may be given out as well. Violators are given 14 days to pay or appeal their fees. After this time,

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Todd Drew, interim dean of of professional studies, has made quite a name for himself at Peru State College. Drew came to Peru State College in 1999 as an assistant professor of management. He taught for a year before being asked to act as division chair for PSC's business program during the summer of 2000. At the end of the summer, PSC switched from an administrative system of four academic divisions ' · to one of three schools. Drew's divisioff head position became obsolete and a dean was sought to head the newly formed School of Professional Studies. After an unsucessful search, PSC was wihout a dean as t!w academic year rapidly approached. This prompted Peru State to ask Drew to serve a two-year term as interim. Last month, Drew was asked to, make dean his permanent title.

program will explore causes and cqnsequences of the divisions between whites andNativeAmericans, as \.Veil as between Native American tribes. The tour, schedule.ii for June 24-29, is designed to enhance the classroo111 work and to illustrate the roles of early United States military posts in aiding the operation of the funrade and the Overlamd Trails, in the protection of settlers in Nebraska and eastern Wyoming, and in protecting one Native American tribe or tribes from another. "Participants get to talk to people to whom they would not otherwise have access," said Holtz. "When we go some place, we get the best person there as a guide. We're not getting a summer intern; we're .getting the person who has actually done a ~at of research there. "Almost invariably these people are not only experts art the subject, they are very good storytellers as well," he added. "You get the feeling that you're right there in that moment when they're pointing ou.t what happened where." There are currently 42 positions . open on the tour, and past experience has shown the bus will fill quickly. Interested individuals can contact Dr. Crook (872-2279, or Dr; Holtz (872-2267, for more informati:onorto get on their .mailing list., _,

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This is Nebraska... nr . . . ·. :n.n . Then another flat with a cloth full of pomace is laid~· that f1at. This con~ tinues.for. arm1nd eight to twelve layers. Tile fiats arethen put into a press, which squeezes the jufoe out of the pomace. This juice is the apple cider. No preservatives are added. · Wirth added a little history about apple cider: "An important mainstay of the pioneer diet was apple eider." After the juice is squeezed, it is then · put under an ultraviolet light whic.h kill~ the bacteria. This pasteurization process ensures almost no loss of flaSelective thinning takes some of the· vor. The apple cider will last one Week RAN DI .'MAYBERRY . excess apples away so the apples that to ten days. . stay on the tree can grow bigger. · The Fami notonly raises conimerStaff Writer . Apples can be liaryested anywhere cial apples, it also has a ~reservation The leaves· begin to turn beautiful from July to 'November. The Farm orchard~ ~orter Orch~r~ is the home shades of red and. orange. There is a brings in migrant .workers to pick the .. ~o ma~y different v~neties of apples little nip in the air, and everywhere you apples. There is a policy on picking mclµdmg the Wolf River and t~e _Laqy turn, you see farmers harvesting their your own apples atthis orchard._ you apple. T~ere are over 165 varieties of these antique, and rare, apples today. : c:rops. The crop I am envisioning isn't can't. . The fruiting spur is a little bud Joe The Wolf River apple .is as big as, ll yellow and full of kernels, it is found in any color, any size, and any flavor. cated right next to the stem of the canta~oupe ~nd can be use? to make If you live in Nebraska City, you will apple on tbe tree. This bud will be next one pie. A pie us~ally consists of two know what I am talking al{out. You year's apple. If the spur is broken or or .three r.egular sized apples.. pulled off of the tree, that apple is lost The Lady apple has a very mterestguessed it - apples! The Nati.anal Arbor Day Foundation, fornext year's harvest. That'swhythe located in Nebraska City, owns and farm prohibits the pick-your-own operates the Arbor Day Farm, also in practice, Nebraska City. It occupies 260 acres. Once the apples are picked,tt1ey are Fifty acres are full of c0 mmercial apple · taken to the Apple House to be washed trees, and the rest include a preserva- and polished. The Farm still uses the tion orchard and land set aside for tree same wash and shine machine as they renewal. did in the 1950s. Susie Wirth. educational coordinaThese apples are not waxed; the tor for the National Arbor Day Foun- wash and polish brings out the color, dation, was more than happy to pro- The apples are then sorted by size. The vide information on the apple harvest, smaller ones are called schoolboys as well as interesting facts .about and are separated from the medium apples. and larger apples, which are thrown According to Wirth, the apple hµrvest in together. is a year-round activity. In the spring, Next, the apples are graded. A grade bees are brought in to ensure good l apple has no bruised skin and will pollination. For pest control, white find itself in the sales area or in rebaskets containing the pheromone of frigerated storage, A grade 2 apple the. worst insect pests, such as the cod- may have bruises, but is still a good dling moth, are hung on the trees. The apple.,.Itgets put on the top conveyor workers can see when pests are on the belt in the Apple House, to be made rise, and only spray at that time. T.he into pie and cider. The apples with. Arbor Day Farm only uses one-third serious flaws are usually pitched. The whole apple is used "".hen makof the chemicals that other orchards in ing cider. The apple i.s ground into the area use to spray for insects .• During the summer, as the trees potnace, which, according 'to Wirth, grow, they can easily overload with looks like "chunky applesauce." The •· • apples. ·A25·:yearcbfd tree c~rtproduce pomace is put on a cloth on a w00den · up to 2;sob apptefe~cli. flat andwrapped like an envelope. ' ABO'.

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Tgey couldn't have scripted it any better, .I think. Curt. Schilling, the tWO tOUChdOWnS \ World Series co-MVP was ecstatic when he echoed thatsentiment dur~ .· · ing the post-'game celebration. The other recipient of the MVP award, Ranciy Johnson, who had established a reputation as a, poor-speaking inter'viewee, spoke more than he ever had SCOTT NELSEN to the media. Luis Gonzalez had Sports Editor sluropeciin the postseason after putnpg up Ruthian numbers during a ca:. The Peru State.College football team. reer year in Arizona but. had this to guaranteed themselves second place say t() the press after.his,.series,-winin the CSFL. with a 30-6 victory ov<?r ningJJit in Garn,e 7: . . Langston last Saturday in Guthrie, · "This is every kid'~ dream ... to come Okla. to bat and win the World Series." The victory came off the heels of a Sure is; Luis. What.a great moment 42-0defeat thanks to Northwest Okla- . homa State University on Saturday, Photo by: Elizabeth Olsen notonlyfortheAriionafranchisebut Oct. 27 . Tommy Aldana (12) rolls out to option as· Ross Luzum (52) for the veterans who kept the. teapl Against Langston, the Bobcat of- pancakes an opponent. · believing that there was always a shot fense racked up 328 yards of total of~ coin) blockeci the punt for a safety, teani so we'll have to come to play.'~ to win, even when faced with the most fense, 213 of which came through the pushing t.he Bobcats to a 9-0 lead. The only drawback for the Bobcats . d.ire of circumstances. After a heartair. Tommy Aldana (Nebraska City) . The Bobcat offense would put up was the penalties, as they were penal~ breaking Game 5, after Arizona's connected with Chad Beckman their first points of the evening late .ized 14 times for 130 yards. · young sidearm reliever Byung-Hyun (Stromsburg) on two different occa" in the first half, a.s McDaniel·picked McDaniel· led .fue•Bobcats in rush-· . Kirµ bl~w his second~straight saye in . sionsto pace the Bobcat offense. up a fumbled p~tchand ran it in ·14 ing with45 yards on the ground, while . the World Series •.. when all~med•. The Bobcat defense, however, got yards for the s~ore, giving Peru a 16- Matt Beck. (Ralston). add¢d. 64 yards lost for the D'Backs-'-ittook only one them· on the board first. In the shad- 0 half time lead. receiving. Ben Syas (Omaha) collected' post game interview in the AriZona OWS of their own goal post, Langston The Bobcat offense continued to 9 tackles t~ lead the team, while Jason clubhquse to assure me that .theYantried a swing pass, which was thrown produce in the second half, as Aldana Long (Nebraska City) and Jennings kees iiid NOT have the series all but behind the running back. The running would hook up with Beckman twice, each gathered ih seven. Tyler Armagost wrapped up, arid that there was life to back cquld not gather the carom, and once for a four-yard touchdown and Chris Burki each added two sacks. be foµnd in the desert. Mark Grace,. Lee Jennings (Columbus) fell on the completion, followed by a five-yard The Bobcats' luck wasn't the same former long-time Cubs first baseman ball in the end zone, resulting in a ~. touchd.own completion. Austin in the previous week, a5the NAIA #17 and renowned baseball pontificate, touchdown for Peru State. Austin Arnotdwould add two more PAT's to- Northwest Oklahoma State.University donned·a srnile as he likened the SeArnold (Stromsburg) would. adci the extend the 'Cats to a 30::6 lead. Rangers· caine to Peru. The Rangers ries match up io a couple of heavyPoint After Touchdown, and the Bob- "Besides the touchdown on the. kick had not allowed the Bobcats. to score weights trading haymakers in the cencats took an.early 7-0lead. off that we allowed, the defense shut ·in the.two previous years, . and were ter of the ring. He laughed and told Ontheensuingdrive, theLions were themout,".saidSophomoredefensive hoping to do.the same on Oct. 27. the cameras, "This is fun."· forced to. punt, however the Special back Jennings. "Next· week is. a big .NWOSU would score 29 points in the It was that type of leadership that Teams for the Bobcats came up with game for us, as we haven't beat them first quarter en route to a 42-0 victory. .helped Arizona come back in the bota big play as Jason McDaniel (Lin- in six years, They're a good passing The Rangers out-gained the Bobcats tom of the 9th and beat the best to be 436-193' yards in total offense. the best. Thathecametherallyingcry Jennings led the Bobcat defense with of the beleaguereci franchise, who at tackles ,as he collected 1 in the loss. theiX::Jowest point were losers of Aldana was the Bobcats' leader on the Games 4 and 5, out at their highest . .. ground, collecting 33 yards, followed Wete world-beaters in Games 6 and , .. l[r. -,].· by Dana Long (Pfattsmouth) with 9 7. To look around the Arizona defense !._ . yards anclTroy Ruetlinger (Lexington) was an exercise in admiration. Matt with. 4 yards. Scott Beveridge (Reno, Williams, Jay Bell, Grace, Johnson, Nev;) added 27 Y(lfds receiving for the Schilling-ail of them knew that this Bobcats. · might be their only shot at a champiThe Bobcats are now'.averaging 16.7 onship, all having long careers.for a points· per game. opposed to ·their· number of teams, all having the sea,,. t opponent's 15,8. Ho}"ever, the 'Cats son of their lives, and each deserving have allowed more first downs, 159, of the ring that would give them a than they have.had, 116. The Bobcats' slice of immortality.


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Yankees. Ce_rtainly, they had gone through the best teams in the regular season to get to withil12 outs of their . 4th straight Series title. They had bested the A's; who looked. like they would dethrone the Broilx bombers in 3 straight garn,es.The Yanks then.eliminated the mighty Mariners, a team which everyone had picked to continue their regular season. ways of winning and swoop iri to claim the title as their own. Undaunted, the Yankees defeated opponents as they have Si.nee the beginning of their run i.n 1996;-with patience .and perseverance. The Yankees were the team that you had to play _perfect against .to have a shot at winning, and they were the team that could-almost at will---'C.all upon any man· to step forth a'nd become a hero on any given night. Their veteran leaciership was tempered by postseason experience and success, but this year, it just wasn't to be. What made the difference this time was that there was another t¢ain on the other side of the • field who'wouldriotoack do\vn, even:• in defeat. Thb epic staring contest cai:ne down· to what very few Woul.d have predicted: The Yanl<s blinked first, and Rivera's errant throw into center field in the 9th in Game 7 opened tbe door for an Arizona team that would not be denied. Baseball is best played on sheer will and adrenaline. It is a game that few can appreciate at that level, however, because I think most people don't understand the weight of Schilling pitching three games-'-phenomenally-in theWorld Series alone. I think that few can understand the prowess it takes to foe the rubber for your team one night when you have thrown one hundred pitches the night before. I think only · . the most avid offat1s can imagine how difficult it is t6 step into the batter's 1 box and face the best relief pitcher in tile world, fighting off a 94 mile-anhour fastball that moves three inches into y9urhands on its way to the plate. But each and every one of us should appreciate that singular moment when Gonzalez.' flare single touched down in front of Bernie Williams, and Jay Bell galloped home to score the winning run-the Series~winning runand made us all yearn fqr opening day opponeqtShavealsooutrushedthem~ Itw<?uldnotbefairofmeto~trec- nextyear. . 1535 to. Peru's 849 yarcis rushing. 9gnize the efforts of the New York Though.the 'Catshavejlotwonmany li.l!!====~===================~ ofthestatisticalcatagories, they are 7), J.· winning football games and that's re. · . ~·· ~: .. ~. . ./ Y .f.J . ,. ally all that II\atters in. the end. e need a ~ports wri~er; The Peru StateCollege football team ome experience requ1reu. willtraveltoLincolntomorrowtoface Apply in. pe;-son. or call. 2260. Nebraska Wes}eyan, in Ask for · Klimmy

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STRANDED AT .THIRD Bobcats make conference·tou.rney· . . . . ··. . . . . . . WITH scorr. NELSEN

Findlay sets new school d igs record at 2,006; 'Cats finish 7-5 in MCAC . 1


Peru State dominated the Eagles. as th~y won 30-11, 30-22, and 30-18 ' The 'Cats were led by sophomore Amanda Hedin (Bellevue). with nine kills, three aces, and 12 digs. Junior Meghan Scanlan (Plattsmouth) contributed with four kills, nine digs, and an ace. Freshman Cara DeBuhr (Auburn) .also gbt in on the act, col'lecting five block.s and four kills.

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Cats win over Ozarks

On Satl.lrday, Oct. 27, the Bol:>cats 'defeated the Lady 'Cats of the Ozarks in a repeat.performance by Peru State from the day before. The Bobcats dominated the thtee games on their way .to their fourteenth . win . · of the yeat. The Bobcats were led by Findlay, with 14 kills, 18 digs, and two aces. Hedin continued to put up impressive stats, finishing with 12 kills and 15 Seniors celebr~te Photo by: Elizabeth Olsen digs. The Bobcats ended their season in style with straight set victory over .Kati~ Mat.heson. (jurnpin,.Q} set~ the . Sophomore Brooke Placke (Grandls~ College of tll\'! Qz<y"ks 3.0-1.?, ~o~i9. . ball to Cara DeBuhr (foregound)as ·l~nd) c~ntrib~ted with 28 assists,; • ~1!0-23. Janelle Findlay (Stelfa) fin~ she prepares her hjtting approach. End:-of..year stats .1shed with 6 digs on the game, set- . ' ranked Flames knocked offthe 'Cats · Pitzl finished her senior season with . ing the new school record .of 2,906 in three sets, 30-26, 3~9 and 30-28. 225 kills, an average of 2.25 kills per digs in her career. The.Bobcats eel~ game. The Omaha Gross alumni also ebrated the ·career of two seniors, served .904, (301for330) .with 3? aces. Jenny Pitzl (Omaha) and Findlay; as :Pobcats dominate. Eagles Pitz! also collected 21 solo blocks and they played tlieir final game in the The 'Cats took the long road trip to AWAC. Bartlesville, Okla., and Point Look- 54 assisted blocks on the seaso~. Findfay also had a stellar season; as On Halloween night,· the Bobcats ' out, Mo., over the weekend of.Oct. 1 ,traveled to College of St.Mary's to :?6 ~nd 27 for a match against· the sh.e ended up with 306.kills on the year, averaging3.19 kills per game.. !take on. the Flames. The NAIA #5 Eagles and the Bobcats. The Southeast Consolidated native also had a great year from the service line, as she served ;944 on the y~ar (354 of 374) with 47 aces to pace the team. Findlay also collected 41.solo blocks, as well as 36 assisted bloc~s. The Peru State College volleyball teamfinished third intheMCAC this ~eason and have S\'!CUred themseh;es iin'the conference.tournament tonight ~n Omaha, at College of St. Mary's. The Bobcats will play Bellevue at 5 p.m. If they win, they will advance to the championship game tomorrow ·at l p.m. ·


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What's wrong with the sports world players will likely benefit for the positoday? It seems every tjme you tum · tive, and it's too bad that they can't your head; players are finding them- continue to.grow and develop in the selves in trouble or organizations are Twins organization, which is arguably nearing their end. . one of the most fun teams to watch in Recently I have found myself log- baseball: ging on to ESPN,com to check on the The Twins also have some history status of my Mfonesota Twins. For .about them. They were, until this sea~ those who the blue, the deci- son, to win every World Series game · · h. b bl · 1· · d. · b s1on as pro a y a rea y een an- at home, andlose every game on the nounced that tJie Twins will b~ .no road. The Twins are al~o the only team more. As of the dat\'! of printing, Ma- to go from worst to fuSt. and win a jor League Baseball's owners were .World. Series in the span of a season, decidirigwhetherornottodiscontinue as they did in 1991. Who. will ever the ·contract with the Twins and the forget the game six betw~n the Twins Expos. There have been a few other and the Braves? A 3-3 tie in the bot~ names thrown about the.(iiscussion, tom of the IJI\ when HaUof Farner however, Peter aiunmons reported on ·Kirby Puckett stepped to the plate with Tuesday's 5 p.m. SportsCenter that Charlie Leibrandt '.on· the mound. the Twins and Expos will no longer Kirby,whohadalreadypreserve.dthe be in existence for the 2002 season. tie in the sixth inning with a great Some other names that are still being jumping catch against the Plexi-glass thrown around are the Florida Marlins, in left center, put on the Superman the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and even cape one more time and belted a solo the near-by Kansas City Royals. These walk off homerun to the seats in left five teams rank as the worst grossing field. (profjt wtse) in.the lea~e. Jack Morris then pitched a ten-fo. EHminating the Twins could be one . ning complete game shut 0 ut in game of the worst things that Major l.eague seven to win the series for the Twins . Baseball could do. They are one of the · Arguably one of the best games ever young and· upcoming teams in the ,in World Series history. The Twins are league,. one that sent. three players to too important to me to see them go. I theAll~Stargamethi~season.Granted, really don't know what I would do they may riot sell out every game like with my time in the summer. But who the Cubs or win the World Series like cares what I think; do what's best for the Yankees, but they do. have a greaf baseball, even if it ll).eans no more fan following and have won .some Twins. titles (1987, 1~91). ... Also,sincelamstiIIopmysoapbox, Players like Christian Guzman, what in the world is Nate Newton Cor~y Koskie_, Torii Hunter, Jacque thinking when he getscaught with 213 Jones, Brad Radke, and Eric Milton pounds of )Veed in his yan? Did this are all hot commodities in baseball, idiot not make enough money in the along with many other players for.the NFL that he has to sell dope? Sorry Twins. Whoever gets some of these City.

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Basketball teams prepared for 2001-2002 season willalsoaddmuchneededdepthatthe Women's BaS,ketball point, which was arguably the Bob- · The Peru State College women's cats' weakestposition last,:,;eason. J.J. basketball team is comparable to the Men's Basketball Oberg(Columbus)isa6'6"swingman men's team in the.faqtthat there will The .Peru State College men's bas- that can play both in the midqle and be many new faces on the hardwood ketball team, coming on the heels of a. outside. this season. 6-20 season, is looking to right the.ship . Another junior college transfer, Kip · Head Coach Tab Jefferson returns with· the help of a strong· recruiting Shestak (Western), comes into.the sea- eight playersfroll1 their nationaLchamclass. . . son billed a defensive minded guard pionship appearance a season •ago. · The Bobcats also had a successful with. outstanding athleJic ability. Jun"This could be a tough year for us,"· recruiting season, much in part due t-0 ior Jon Brydson (Dallas, Tex.) will said Jef(erson, who is entering his third the· addition of their . 11ew assistant· hopefully join the team for the second season. "We. have a very tough schedcoach Jerre Cole. <:ole b(otight with semester. ule, especially in the pre-conference. him three of his junior college students A pair of forwards. also joins the Plus, everyone is .gunning for us as the who played for him when he was at Bobcats this season. Josh Horton (Lin- defending conference champions;" Porterville. Community College. in. coin) and Ryan Uphoff (Porterville, The Bobcats will be led 9ri the court PorterviHe;Calif. Calif.) will both add much needed byseniorguardJessieStehlik(Omaha) One of the main goals this season depth to what had previously been. a and Jaci Ideus (Beatrice), who will will be to move up in the MCAC thin position. both expand th~ir roles from part time standings. Last season the 'Cats fin- Joey Maggett (Omaha) will return to ·starters last season to key contributors ished a i;lismal 1-9 in conference play.· the Bobcats as their leading scorer. The this season. "Obviously, we would like. to win 'Cats have just 37% of their total ofSophomore Tiffany Taylor (fairfax, the conference so that we liost the tour- 'tensive production returning from last Mo.} wilt return after a mid-season nament (Conference tournament), but season. Maggett led the team in scor~ knee injury to add some range .out on it is a very competitive league with ing with 369 points (14.ippg). the perimeter. very good· teams," said John Qibbs Brian Lemerond (Falls City) wiU Sara Andersop(Pleasantdal~) is ex~ who is entering his 22nd season. return: after being injured fol' most of pected to see·some time at t~e small A pair of junioi; colle~e transfers last season. Lemerond is the second forward position as well. look to the ;Bobcats from the leading scorer ret11rnirlg for the BobThe inside will be an area for Coach guard position. Montsho Wilson (Chi- cats, tossing in 7.4 points per gall1e last Jefferson that lacks· som~ ·depth. Secago, UL) and Julia.n Seay (Keokuk, season. Lemerond shot .423 from the nior Capricia Christianson (Omaha) Iowa) will both vie for time at point field, including 15-46 from the 3•point an.d Jen Easterwood (Dawson) are th.e guard. and shooting guard. Wllson .arch (.326). Stevl: Van Der Kamp(Au- orily two returning cepters on.theteam . .transfers from Porterville Community burn) returns for the Bobcats after' a Jefferson also added five new-cotl1-. College, where he started on a team one-year hiatus. .ers to the team this sea.son. Acombithat won the 2000 California St.ate Chad Beckman, Chris Lin:dner and nation of freshmen and transfer reChampionship and a team that com- Scott Gibgs wi.ll also all add depth off cruits \l{ill be counted on to provide piled a record of 62-5 in. his two years the bench for Gibbs' club. both playing and reserve roles.' there. · Kevin Turner is the. only freshman Sally Witt (falls City) and LeMesha Seay, a 5'5" guard will be a spark on this season's team. The Omaha na- , Wright (Omaha) are two freshmen that plug for the Bobcat offense as he can tive has the knock.down.the a:re expe<?ted to see some time•at the penetrate and dish to the open mafy or three and will give quality minutes off point, drain the three. the bench. Also new to thi·s year's team is Jeremy Parker (Potterville, Calif.) Cheryl ,Ginn. (Reynolds). Gin:n has

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been on campus for the past three years, and is expected to see some time at the point. A pair of transfers also joins the team this season. Felicia Flackes (Kansas City, Mo.) is a guard from Highland Community College. Fla.ekes will be counted on to1play a variety of guard positions and will see

a large amount of time on the floo for the 'Cats. Junior· post Gorica ·Gramatikov . (Macedonia) is a transfer from Labett Community College. Overall, Jefferson says that the 'Cat simply want to play the best baske ·ball that they'. possibly can and let th wins and losses.fall where they will



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Nov. 9, 2001·


Experience hist rical Bro nville Red Cross concerned BECKY SKOW

Freelance Writer Peru State College students and area residents can find unique· entertainment close to home. The village of Brownville, Neb. ·held its Old Time Autumn Festival on Oct 13 and 14. The festival was unique display of the autumn foliage, quaint historfc shops, and a concert titled " Picking i.n the Park." The history of Brownvllle, a town : that was designated as a national historic district in 1970, was highlighted throughout the festival by the historic store(ronts and works of area ~ craftspeople. The concert held during the Old , Time Autumn Festival was part of a ' which will continue on Nov. 11 with the presentation of Jennifer


Aylmey. Other upcoming events to be held in Brownville are Old Time Christmas Dec. 1-2 and Gina Brazell and Company in concert Dec. 7~9. A main attraction of Brownville and beautifully displayed at the festival is the Belle ofBrownviUe, a riverboat that floats on the Missouri River, reminiscent of the days when the river boat <raffic was prevalent to this area.

Brownville is located on Hwy. 136, only 10 minutes from Peru by car, or a brisk 3-hour walk on the Steam Boat Trace trail. History is a large part of the Brownville experience, as it has 32 historic sites, including the house of former Nebraska Governor Robert W. Furnas and the School House Gallery. The Gallery contains a collection of art from in and around the Brownville and a four-state area. The art can be purchased to support the Brownville Fine Arts Association .that exists to promote the visuaf and performing arts in the village. The Old Time Autumn Festival as well as the historical sights, museums, river boat, and performing and visual arts of Brownville, were and are a form of low-cost entertainment with a lesson in history attached.

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Staff Writer After Sept. 11, one might think the American Red Cross wouid accept all the help they can get, but this is not the case. .. A homosexual man's blood will not be used in any circumstance unless he is \l virgin. Even though the Red Cross tests the blood that is dom1ted for a broad band of viruses, including HIV or AIDS, they will not accept the blood of any homosexual male. On the other hand, a homosexual woi:nan is allowed to give blood by the,guidelines of the Red Cross. In 1985, the Food and Drug Administration banned all blood donations from homosexual males that had engaged in homosexual sex at any time after 1977. This ban is due to the onslaught of and also extend$ to women WhO have had sex with a man who has practiced homosexual sex any time over the last 24 years. Banning blood donations frustrates the homosexual community. T~d Kasha, a homosexual Peru student, voiced this.frustration. "I was torn between what to do - lie or to not give blood in a time of need." Another homosexual Peru student commented that, " ... people should be responsible for themselves and know what's on in their bodies." The Red Cross has a stringent testing process beginning with a series of frank questions about the persons' medical history. Nancy Lee of the American Red Cross stated that the

questions were a "checklist..• concerning health history such as steroids and visiting another country, for Mad Cow disease. (Creutzfedlt-Jakob disease)." This checklist also includes qtiite a few blunt questions about one's personal sexual history. This line of questioning is common among organizations nation-wide. Life Blood, a non- · profit organization in Tennessee. which provides blood for transfusion purposes, .states on their home page that the questions are used "to exclude donors who may be carriers of infectious agents." There are gender differences within the homosexual ban on the giving of blood. A female homosexual's blood is accepted with no questions asked. Nancy Lee, of the American Red Cross, states that here is a higher rate of rural, white women who have and can transmit HIV or AIDS than there are of homosexual males. Amy Kottmeyer, a homosexual Peru student, expressed her concerns by stating, "I think in a time of crisis like this, that sO'mething a person's sexual orientation shrnildn't get in the way." · The ratio of people getting HIV from receiving a blood transfusion is· one in 1.5 million. The testing proce<lures that the Red Cross established has practically eliminated the chance of an infection though a transfusion of blood. It is amazing that, a gay man is treated the same as an IV drug user, . or a prostitute, when trying to donate blood. '

The annual Show Choir Festival is . always a important event for the music department, but this year was even more memorable. This year marked the 30th anniversary celebration of the annual event. In t~o days, there were 44. show· · choirs from areahigh schools an\ijunior highs that performed. Each show choir received about 23 minutes to perform and receive "on the spot" Photo by: Hillary McKey help from the guest clinician/adjudicator, John Dietrich. KEEP IN STEP PSC's Misty Blues show choir performed in Dietrich's most recent projects in- the 30th annual Show Choir Festival held Oct. 23-24. elude the development of entertainFestival coordinator Dr. Thomas phy. The:class B winner was Spriag{Your Futt Servlee Restaurant) mentfofDisney;s newesttheme park, Ediger was not hesitant at an to say, field-Platteview Swing Choir. For Tokyo Disney-sea, and the choreog- " ... [Dietrich} brought to the festival his class A, the Gretna Show Choir was OPE.N DAILY • 8 . . - 6 , raphy fior a new up-and-coming off- unique experience as a professiot'la:l the winner, an~ the Pappillion-Lavista Broadway musical, Uncle George. He · choreographer and stage director. Ev- Free Spirits took home the trophy for $3.00 Tenderloin· & Fries anytime w/ •tudent ID has been a director and choreographer eryone who is interested can see John's class AA. WEDNESDAY - MEXICAN NIGHT at Radio CityMusic Hall for the past . choreography by watching the "We are gratified that so many .,__ _ _ _ _.;.._,.::SU;:,:;;:.NDA:,::;:~~.:.·.;;-~l;::::~~~..::..:........_______.


12 years, creating new work for the world famous Rockettes, as well as the A&E Television special, Gershwin on Ice, starring Dorothy Hamill. Dietrich is also currently involved with developing shows for Dollywood Entertainment. He has directed and choreographed national tours of Singin' in the Rain, Beauty and the.Beast, and the Wizard of Oz. Dietrich extensive b~ckground in musical theatre. ··

Rockettes' performance on television schools continue to bring show choirs at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Pa- toperformatourevent,"Edigerstated. rade. I think everyone appreciated his During the two-day event, the Peru el!,pertise and benefited from his com- StateCollygeMistyBluesshowchoir ments at the Peru State College Show performed. This was very educational Choir Festival." for both participating choirs and the As part of the feS'tival, a winning PSC choir. . show choir of each class level was seThe high schools and junior high lected to receive a trophy. The winner schools got the chance to see the perwas selected by the guest clinician. formance of a college show and the In class D, the winner was Pawnee Misty Blues were excited to be able City's Showstoppers. From <;!a~!? C1 tJ:ie to perform for the first:.tiQly this yyar: Sutton 'sho\V Choir took home the tro..'." · ' · ' · u

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of the younger cast members. Elsewhere on the site, you can test your Days knowledge in the trivia section. For die~hard fans, there's a link to the Soap City Store where you can buy the famous Horton Christmas ornaments with the name of the Horton of your choice printed on them. Or, you can buy a 2002 calendar with new pictures of the cast, the soundtrack to the show, or even your very own miniature hourglass. But you don't have to be a die-hard fan to enjoy the site, which includes bios of each cast member and their character. For those of us who have begun watching the show recently, there's background information about storylines. Next time you're .wa!ching Days, instead ofgetting annoy€d at how one day on the show lasts five weeks, take time during one of the ridiculously frequent commercial breaks to visit Then tear yourself away to watch. the rest of the show.

·Christensen is Peru Artist-in-Residence Neil Christensen has been named the 2001-02 Artist-In-Residence for Peru State College. Christensen will spend this week on the campus, creating, lecturing, and discussing the artistic process with the PSC campus community and the general public.

Peru State will host a "Meet-TheArtist" lecture at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the PSC Live Oak Room. Next week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Christensen will be in the PSC Student Center. · He will. be working on drawings and paintings and answering questions.

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Davis sings strong in recital TYREE SEJKORA Staff Writer To fulfill the requirements of the Bachelor of Science degree in music, Andrew Davis presented a senior recital on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Benford Recital Hall. Lori Lindau accompanied him on the piano. Davis opened his recital with The Trumpet Shall Sound by George Fredric Handel. Dr. David Edris assisted Davis on trumpet. This song came from the oratorio Messiah, which passes on the feelings of personal concern. This relates to individual hope and the personal triumph of those who have accepted the message of the Lord Jesus Christ. The next two songs that Davis sang were composed by Robert Schumann, and were lieders from the cycle of Myrthen Opu.s 25. The first song was Widmung and is based on Schumann variety and contrast. It shows his extreme satisfaction and delight in what he composed. The sec6nd song was entitled Intermezzo. Both songs were

love songs, which Schumann had written to present to his wife-to-be on their wedding days; The next set that Davis sang was by Roger Quilter, with poetry by William Shakespeare. The songs were Come Away, Death, 0 Mistress Mine,· and Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind. Each song tills a part of the Io've story in The Twelfth Night. Come Away Dpes is the song that a sister sings about the death of a brother. 0 Mistress Mine ar!'! the words of a love letter. Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind is a song that was sung by a man who was in prison. These pieces fit very well in Davis's vocal range and were presented to the ·audience in a way that each character might have felt. The next two selections were from Mozart operas. The first one, from Le Nozze di Figaro, was entitled Vedro mentr'io sospiro. Der Vogel/anger bun ich ja was the second piece that was sung from tlie opera Die Zauberflote. Induding these two pieces, Mozart composed over 600 works. After the Mozart opera, Davis sang a piece by Gabri! Faure. Both pieces were love songs written to poetry. The first one was Lydia and was written in Lydian mode, which means the forth note of the scale is raised.

The second piec;e was Le Secret, which ' was dedicated to Mademoiselle Alice ' Boissonnet. The next songs were written by~, Aaron Copland, and are from the setJ; of Old American.Songs. DavisJA started with Zion's Walls from thei story The Tender Land. The song was full and powerful when it came from · Davis's· voice. It represented the growing pains of rural America in an ever-progressing society. Next. was Shall We Gather At the River, which was originally written by Pastor Robert Lowry. It was his feeling that much was said about the "river of death" and so little about the "pure water of life, clear as crystal, proceed- · ing out of the throne of God and of the Lamb." that he composed this song. The last selection of this set was Ching-a-ring Chaw. This piece was originally a minstrel song with a text in dialect that Copland felt had to be rewritten because an actor in blackface sings the songs. The final piece was entitled Lost in The Stars, inspired by the novel Cry the Beloved Country. . "I really enjoyed Drew's recital; he; ·did a great job. It's so wonderful to see a friend's hard work payoff," said; Senior Gena Fritz. .·~

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Following th~ chqir were the madri- la's, feedle-<fee's, and lllllpah,:.pah's, gal singers. This group performed all which is traditional for madrigals to Staff Writer . of their pieces withput any accompa- sing. ",Sing we I.iow ¢errily .. ;" and that niment. They started with a Donato The finale performancefor the afteris just·. what the. Peru State College piece entitled All Ye who Music Love. noon was the Misty Blues show choir. ,~hairs, did on Nov. 4, The con6ert Next was the foreign piece Tutto Lo This group is fl.111 of energy and e~!choir, madrigals, and show choir Di Mi Dici "Cant~" which means citement. The choreography by Kevin joined together in .an ait:ernoon•filled "Day AfteiDay They AllSay 'Sing."' Witcher, added an exfra tol.lch to the fwith music of all centuries and styles. · This song was a humorous piece to music that left the audience moving :The directors of the choraldepartriient, portray the difficulties that the poor in their seats. The· show choir .preDr. Thomas Edigar, directed each .of singers have to face when they are sented their show entitled "That's Enthe cJ:i.oirs: · forced to sing day after day. Follow- tertal.nment" and what better song to 1'.l::ie concert choirs started out the ing this piece was an Orlando Gibbons start the show with than the :Russ pr6gram singing !Sing the Mighty peace entitled 0 Lord, Increase My Robinson arrangement Thq.t's EnterPower of God arranged by Dale faith, a slow piece that had a very tainment?. Next; they sang Nothing Grotenhuis, which was followed by a heart felt meaning, which was par- Cctn Stop Me Now! from ..The Roar ach piece called· Now Let Every traye<i beautifully through the singers. of the Greasepaint," followed by a Tongue Adore Thee! Next the choir The next two selections were rounds Cole Porter piece entitled Friendship. sang Vanitas; Van,ittum which means .. written by David.MelvilL In the first The next was a couple'~ song.: Cheek "Vanity, Vanity, All is Vanity," This· round To Portsmouth the madrigals to C!zeek. The soloists for. this piece ipiece WaS written by Seelinck and was split into foui: gl:oups of three ahd s.ang were Junior Ryan Chappelle and Se. ng in a round, where each section the song of getting to "Ports- niorTyreeSejkora. Thenextsongthaf arted the song in different measures. mouth" to celebrate a good time. The the Misty :e1ues sang a ballad by Next. the choir sang Thomas-Town second. selection was Sing We Now· Lionel Bart. This piece was from om Continental Harmony (1794) Merrily. This time the group divided . Oliver! titled "Where Is Love?" Kirby written by Billings. Following this 'into six groups of two to sing this lighh Shaw wrote the last tw() selections that 'songwas a section from The Creation, hearted piece. The next selection was were sung. Tile first one was .a Latin entitled "Achieved is the Glorious Laughing So Heartily by Adrian pieceDownatPocoLocosandfinally Work" by Haydn. The last three pieces Willaert. They then sang another se- Shim Sham Shimmy. It was a great end.were from 19th and 20th century com- lection that was humoi::ous because the. ing to. a charismatic program. posers. The first one was a ballad-like . choir stayed very professional like "The whole.program was very well piece by Copland called Long Time while singing A Little White Hen. put together, dynamic; and keptthe Agq. ·Next, they sang Elijah Rock ar- They sang of this particular hen lay- interest of the audience-even my ranged by Hairston. This song w~s a ing an egg, but keeping their voices in daughter. She liked the Misty Blues cappella a.nd started and ended with· an ope~atic sound. The fi~aleselection Show choir the most," stated Preston the male singers. The choir's finale se- of the madrigal singers was Sing a Shires, PSC faculty member and par' lection \Vas Finale from the Gondo- Merry Madrigal. This was a perfect ent of choir member Hudson Shires. ,lie rs (Dance a. Cachucha). ending because they sang lots of fa-

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has to face up to her sho~commgs: Steve Zahn (That. Thmg You Do, You've Goi Mail) does an excellent job piaying Ray, and he, along with the son, is the character audiences .are likely to be the most sympathetic toward. ~rittany. Murphy (Clueless) .plays Bev's best friend, and .James Woods plays her harsh, blit also under. appreciated father; who in the end is a good example of unconditional love. For those who don't inind seeing something profound once in a while, this movie is a nice change of pace.



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This year for Halloween, Peru Stat College went as a bunch of trees. Th c~~tume was a suggestion that the T.J, Majors building brought up to the res' ofthe buildings on campus. At first1 . the idea. of going as a bunch oflree didn't go over well with the othe' buildings. ' "I wanted to go as a California Raif · sin," said the Fine Arts building, "bu no, the new Boyt Science buildin wanted to go ai; Albert Einstein." . Other buildings followed suit in th .· argument of the choice of costume. "Look, why don't we go as a bunc of balloons and sidewalk chalk," sai 1 the Student Center. "Of course th AWAC h~d a great idea about goin' as Michael JQrdan~" After hours of debate, it was decide that the campus should go as a buric ·· of trees. Everyone agreed that the cos• tume would be cheap and easy to put together.


Due to the amount constructio;: on campus, Peru has changed its ma~ ·cot from a bobcat to a picture ofa con'. struct.ion worker with ·a classic plumber's crack. The ch~nge shockec a lotof students on campus. "I was shocked," said Senior Jimm;J S,tick. I didn.'t think that a picture of~ guy with half his pants falling off ex posing his butt crack would be a grea mascot, but I guess everyone is final!. getting used to it." The change of the mascot has als changed the name of many places ot campus. Students will now have toge their books at the Plumber's Crac Bookstore and eat their ltihches in th Plumber's Crack Inn. "It took me a while to get used t., telling my friends to meet me in th Plumber's Crack to eat," said Fresh · manMack.Zorris. "I guess now whet they make sandwiches«t should b, careful When I ask the people work ing there, "Who cu(the cheese?." ,


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In last week's Breaking News, we reported that Peru Campus was to be l.eveled soon. This news is true, but we reported that PSC student Chuck Fluck was Freshma.n. Chuck Fluck has 'enough credits to m!lke him a Sophomore. We would like to apologize to Chuck Fluck and the rest of the.Fluck Family. As for Peru being leveled, this news is the truth. In fact, everything you read on the back page is. the truth.


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Vol. 79, Issue 6

PSC sports facilities to improve ANN MORNIN .Freelance Writer

Students line up to pre-register for the spring semester.

Tyree Sejkora performed in a Junior recital on Nov. 13. A PCICked auditorium enjoyed the event.

Athletic Director Bart G;ay has a lot of plans for the future of the S'ports programs here, which include sticking around for a few years. "My goal is to be here for awhile to give the program some structure and direction. and try to bring the whole · athletic department togetlfer as a unit," 'stated Gray. · The top two c.oncerns from all the coaches here on campus are facilities and scholarship money. As of right now, the school is trying to close the book on a deal tha~ would give Peru money to redesign the AWAC and the Oak Bowl. "If it comes through with this private donor, we will be able to redo the Oak Bowl and the AWAC. With those two projects, that is going to have a huge impact on our facilities and will help.with recruiting," Gray said. Some plans for the AWAC would be to turn c<mrts two and three into wood floors side by side. They are going to redesign the entrance and build up; so that new offices will overlook the track and the basketball courts. "We are going to try to get the P.E. department down in theAWACalong with the coaches so athletics and P.E. can be housed together;" said Gray. There are plans for a new fitness room and weight room akmg with the nurse's office being available right in theAWAC, The starting of construction on toe Oak Bowl would probably start after the next football season if this deal were sealed within a few weeks. The AWAC is a little more complicated only because there is so much activity in it throughout the year. "'The ideal situation would be to start

after the 2002c03 season and hopefully have the courts ready to play on that following October or November of 2003," said Gray. With the support of administration, the sports programs are·only going to get better. ''.Dr. Johnson has been real supportive and realizes the importance of how athletics play in to the enrollment management," stated Gray. Along with changes to our facilities here, another sport could be added to our school very soon. Soccer is the next sportin line for Peru State College. Gray voiced that it is significant to have soccer here in order to be involvedwith the conference we are in. "According to our conference man~ dates and in order to be a part 0f MCAC, we really need to try and bring in· soccer. It would be. both men and . women," he said. The plan is to have artificial turf on the new Oak Bowl fiel<:l, which would allow both soccer and football to be played on the same field. Lights are also going to be added for night games. Now it is just a matter of getting funding to provide scholarships, coaches, and equipment. Soccer will .probably be up and in three years. Gray also talked about initiating· a new student athlete advisory committee.The committee would involve one representative from every team on Photo courtesy of: PSC home page campus who will have the·opportunity THE OAK BOWL (above) and the Al Wheeler ActMty Center (bottom t9 discuss regulations and policies left) will undergo improvements in coming years. with Gray and President Johnson. "We want feedback from the athletes, beca,use they are the ones living the program. Hopefully if this goes well, we will propose that NAIA require every school to do this," said Gray. . ·

No more .wins for winningest coach ANN MORNIN Freelance .Writer

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"You couldn't ask for a better coach a,t the NAIA level--period," former PSC basketball player Fred Ward said. The releasing of John Gibbs as the head basketball coach has outraged Ward, as well as many other previous PSC basketball players. After the men's team lost to Kansas Wesleyan on Nov. 6, PSC administration broke the news to Gibbs of his removal as head coach. The school released a statement, but did .not clarify why they made this decision. "A series of events occurred so that

administration felt a change was needed," Vice President of College Advancement and Institutionat Relations Kent Propst said. When asked to explain, he stated that he could not go into detail, because of personnel law and for the integrity of the school. Pr,esident Ben Johnson was not available for comment Acting as the interim head coach is Jerre Cole. He was hired as the assistant coach ·and h~ here since June. Before Peru, he was the asfo-. tant coach at Porterville College in California. Basketball players and interim head

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While students are busy cramming for finals, typing out research pa~rs and reports, and preparing to go home' BECKY SKOW for Christmas vacation, there are many PSC groups and organizations Freelance Writer that are adding some holiday cheer to the campus. · After some work well done, it's MENC has put a large Christmas free time to move on. in the Fine Arts building. Ornaments Erin Sayer, current director ofresiwere made by children frorri the dence life at Peru State College, has daycare, and some were donated or accepted a new position at the Uni· created. by CAB, the Photography versity of Nebraska in Lincoln. Club, and Student Senate. Come see Sayer said she will take her new the uniquely Peruvian tree. Any adposition as the academic advisor of ditional groups are welcome to donate · Pre-Law in the College of Arts and ornaments as well. Sciences at U .N .L.. on Jan. 2. CAB has chosen two types of GerSayer has held her current position man decorations for this holiday seaat PSC since July 1995. Her duties . son. One is "scherenschnitte" and the have·included, but were not limited enjoys cooking and admits to havother is the Moravian Star. Both decoto, supervision of campus housing ing a " fetish for .reci~ collecting." rate the tree and windows in the Stuand the housing faculty. Sayer is also a sports fan. ~act, dent Center. Bulletin boards in the "My students andthe R.A.'s I have she calls herself" more of a football lobby display ex~mples. worked with have been my favorite nut than my hu,sband." ·The Diversity Committee will have part of my job," Sayer said. · When asked about her favorit~ When asked what part; of her job is football teams she l~~ghs. ~nd re-. a multicultural display in the Student Center. On Dec. 4, the Photography .least appealing, she responded, plies, "That's a hard one because the Club will be touring the Omaha area "What dissatisfies my students most Chiefs stink," adding, "of'course to photograph Christmas light~ and are things I can't do much you have to root for Nebraska." displays. about... things I cannot control have If you wish to stop by and tell . Also on Dec. 4, FCA is caroling in a huge impac~ on the students. I get Sayer good luck with her new job, frustrated with that." · she can be found in her office in the When Sayer isn't in her office, she Administration building, room 309.


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Peggy Groff adds ornaments to th~ Christmas tree in the Fine Arts building. the Student Center at 7 p.m. All are invited. For information, contact Matt Shelsta at 2107 or Sara Anderson at 2124. . PSEA will be purchasing usable . items as gifts for the PSC Daycare. PSCJ is organizing a drive for useful items with SENCA and Project Re-

sponse; They are asking for donations of any praeticaf use items from students and faculty. These items will be given to those in need this.winter. For more information on how you can become involved, contact Peggy Groff in the Student Services office or at 872-2252.

No mid-year tuition raise TR.INA FITCH Freelance Writer

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The semester is almost over. End of the semester reflections from the desk of the editor (I know this usually comes at the end of the year, however, bear with me): First of all, I am losing my sidekick in everything I have done this semester and during all my time working on th.e paper, for that matter. Brad, my assistant editor, is leaving. I will miss his influence and time :,-pent here dearly. He has not only en1ightened me, but he has made me laugh and stood by my side through thick and thin to provide me with an ihdellible image of what exactly true dedication and true friendship are all about. No one has spent more time in this office than he has,,and:I will miss his presence beyond belief. · Not only has he executed his back page duties with extra fervor this year; he has also excelled at taking pictures when we needed those pictures the most. It has been a rough semester, though I know past semesters have been rougher on Times editors. This year I have struggled with the smallest staff known to a journalism publication. The'few people I do have working with me are wonderful, and their support is something I could not. live without, though l know the small number of comrades has been taxing on them as well. I would like to see m'ore people working for the paper. The staff puts up with a lot to provide the student body with a paper. With such little interest expressed in helping out l wonder if the student body and/or administration would just as well do without a paper at all. For example,., our office is dumped

in a condemned building. Despite our pleas to not lock the door, it is still locked and we have to resort to our knowledge of lock-picking simply to get access to our light table or the restroom. We must clean this office ourselves; I think this is because we are in the condemned part of A.D. Majors. We must literally fall over folding chairs crowding the hall simply to use the restroom. Our heaters spit out cold air. My fingers are numb as I type. We stay in this office until 2 a.m. simply getting the paper together on a Tuesday night. We have just as much homework and papers to write, presentations to give, as anybody else. But we're here for you. Our phone messes up at regular intervals. The fax--I don't even think it works right. The server crashes and there goes everything we've been working on. We hardly ever get feedback from our readers, good or bad. I would like some. But then people wish we would improve our paper. These same people are reluctant to get their hands involved in anything. BuFwe 're here for you; It boils·down to this. If we don't have. a staff, the newspaper will die. One editor cannot do everything, nor is it worth it to try. But there is a heart to journalism. You can explore the life around you. You can find the heartthrob of people-what makes them tick, what makes them smile. You can show a world shrouded by darkness that good still exists but is often overlooked if you so choose. And this is why we will continue to provide you with a paper, much as it v.•ears me down. Who wit! take over when I leave in May? l don't know. But·while I'm here, I will offer you the best publication 1 can. I will put my heart and soul into this publication and you can expect nothing less. Journalism has its perks, and for the heart I can sometimes find in all people. no matter how cold they may seem. I stay here. l continue to care. I continue to write.

Dangers of driving to PSC fences. Drive whereever you want, with no speed limit (since most commuting students are speeding anyway). Attach spears to the front of your car, stop avoiding the animals, but start looking for them. Okay, maybe this isn't the best idea. I know most of the wild ones are just trying to get to the food (whereever that is). It's all these stray chickens,


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In all my years of driving, I don't I have ever witnessed a plethora of roadkill like I've seen on the road to Peru State College. My seven-mile trip between U.S. Highway 75 and Peru is always like a trip thr9ugh a mini zoo. This fall I .have seen raccoons, skunks, opposum, and deer laying in, and along, the road. That doesn't count the multitude of live deer that seem to wait for headlights before crossing the highway. Coyotes, stray dogs, cats, more skunks, more raccoons, and cattle have all b'een running around my car this semester. It can be more than a bit unnerving to come over a hill to see 20 cows running on one side of the road, and three on the other side, running just as fast. Who knows when the three will decide to join the rest of the group. or worse, the 20 join the three. My roommate tells me a tale of pigs, led by a single rooster, that would eat on the side of the road during the spring semester. So here's my idea, we make highway 67Ci a year-round hunting zone. Now, I'm not a big hunter, but in this case, I can see a good side. Anything you can catch, or hit, you can keep. We get rid of the ditches, and pave the ·whole area in between the farmers' t~ink

The Ti~nes, the official student newspaper of Peru State College, is published six times per semester by Peru State College students. The Times office is located in the college Publications Office in the AD Majors building. Kimberly Pukall Contributing Staff The opinions expressed in the Times may not be those of the entire editorial staff. All Bradley J. Dorenkamp Grace Johnson letters to the editor are welcome, and the writers of those letters need not be students . Scott Nelsen Randi Mayberry Letters, cartoons, articles and so forth submitted to the Times should be signed by the Hillary McKey Cam Pentland individual(s) submitting them and will be published at the discretion of the staff. Letters to Brandi Groff Kari Lynne Reinert the editor should not exceed 250 words in length. The Times reserves the right to edit all Ken Hastings Tyree Sejkora letters to the editor for grammar and style. Druann Domangue The Times is printed by Auburn Newspapers, Auburn, Neb. To reach the Times, call us at (402) 872-2260, e-mail us at, or send material to the Peru State Times, Campus Mail, Peru State College, Peru, NE 68421. View us on the'web at http:l/psclnx.peru,edu/psctimes ,,,, ·

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cats, dogs, pigs, and cows that someone probably owns that ought to be at home. Robert Frost once said that good fences make good neighbors. I think good fences make safe drivers. I hope that when the weather turns colder, the animals will stay still and off the road. I have enough to worry about with a rear-wheel drive car.

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GIBBS (continued from Page 1) coach Cole were told not to speak of the incidents that occurred. However, Junior transfer J.J. Oberg did say, "Coach Gibbs is a great individual person, but it was the administration's decision to do what they felt was necessary. I have no choice but to go along with their decision." Scott Daniels, a member of the '96' 97 national team, feels Gibbs' formula for winning was the key to their success. "His system was great. A major reason why we went to nationals was because of his system. It allowed us to come together as a team," Daniels said. There is more to John Gibbs than just a coach, according to Corky Wiseman, who played on his '84-'85 team and also was his assistant coach the following year. "I came to a small town not knowing anyone. He made me feel so welcome. I looked at him not only as a ·' coach, but as a father figure," i Wiseman said. .Athletic Director Bart Gray says he feels his job is to make sure things are running smoothly and to give coaches the opportunity to do their job. "I'm just here to make sure everyone follows what they need to do and give them some structure, but not to get in their way. You hire good coaches to coach. I don't need to be in their way," Gray stated. It is uncertain if Gray took that philosophy into consideration when the final decision to remove Gibbs was made. Gibbs was going into his 21" season and was also the all-time winningest coach for all sports at Peru. Gray spoke very little about the events that occurred. "There had been some concern from players and administrators which has been an issue for a while. We try to get all sides of a story. We are not just making a flippant decision based on some emotional things that have happened. We question coaches and players and whoever else is involved and make our decision based on that," said Gray. However, since Gray has been ath-

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letic director for such a short time, it is difficult to understand how this decision was made when he had not really seen Gibbs in action. After Gibbs had given over 20 years of his life to this school, some students also question why he was not given a chance to at least finish the season. Gibbs was let go after only two games had been played. The school gave no precise explanation of why Gibbs was rel.eased after the second game. Refraining from commenting on his removal as head coach, Gibbs stressed the positive. He says he has been thankful for the time he was given here and has many fond memories. "My best memories here are of the wonderful kids that I have coached. I have seen them come here and go out and do some pretty remarkable things. I have been truly blessed," Gibbs said. Gibbs is very grateful for all the support he has received from former players and fellow coaches. "I really appreciate it. It has .really been phenomenal to hear so many kind words from so many people," Gibbs stated. Scott Daniels has no regrets for having known Gibbs and to have played for him. "I look back on my memories of Coach Gibbs, and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to play for him," he said.

Peru State will be decreasing its use of adjuncts and limiting its number of small classes. Last spring th~ teacher education accreditation team visited the Peru State campus. In October, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools visited the campus and performed an over-all evaluation. Dr: Jerome Martin said, "essentially they are validating the quality of education a student receives here when the team grants accreditation to Peru State." It must be determined that the college is providing a quality education to all of its students. The first stage involves the college conducting a self-study and analysis of itself. A major area of concern that the college has detected is the use of adjuncts on the off-campus sites. The second stage occurred in October when the North Central accreditation team visited the campus for· a tenyear re-accreditation visit. The team reviewed the self-study, and gathered in-

formation about the college by looking through records, financial audits, academic programs, and talking to faculty, staff and students. Both of the accreditation teams found Peru State to be excessively reliant on adjunct faculty, especially at the off-c~mpus locations, and in the graduate and masters programs. Peru State also has a 14-to-l student to faculty ratio in the classroom. "That is very low for a public institution," said Martin. The administration is working through the details of necessary adjustments to be made. The teacher education accreditation team will return in two years, at which time the team will look over the entire teacher education program. The Higher Learning Commission will return in three years for a focus visit. At that visit, the team will focus on previously noted areas of concern. Peru State is taking the necessary steps to ensure the approval of continu~d accreditation upon those upcoming vjsits. Peru State will be reducing the num-

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ber of adjuncts off campus and increasing the percentage of classes taught by full-time faculty. Martin, vice president for academic affairs, said that they anticipate using all current faculty plus additional hires to maintain tbe quality of programs. It may be necessary to eliminate classes that have very low enrollment. In this case, the department chairs and deans have been asked to be flexible in locating substitute courses for those students nearing completion of a degree. Students are encouraged to talk with their advisors. Any student who has not pre-enrolled is strongly recommended to do so immediately. Martin said that Peru State has an obligation to ensure that all students in a program will be able to get through the program they started in. Student advisors, department chairs and deans will work with students to ensure the successful completion of their education here at Peru State.

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Recovering from tragedy is a difficult thing to do, but Husker fans are forced to try after their sudden defeat last Friday. Nebraska's loss has affected more than just the Huskers' chances at a national title. Those fans with tickets to the Rose Bowl and plans to be in Pasadena in early January must make other arrangements. Many with Rose Bowl vacation ·. packages from travel agencies will get refunds if they had guarantees. However, those who bought game and plane tickets privately may lose some money. A large market on eBay now exists for those who are looking to auctiol) off game tickets. Airlines will be glad to change flights, with a $100 penalty. But for poor college students, whose game day plans included a television set and .hot dogs, our disappointment ; carries more than monetary value. Though Longhorn fans might not un1 derstand; we Huskers are used to being at the top of our game, and the idea of attaining yet another championship in so many years, and then losing that dream, (with the help of the BS, I mean, the BCS system) is disappointing. We will recover, but we may never focgot the p•inful lo" we fered!



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·This is Nebraska . •• Their farm is diversified so they don't have all their eggs in one basket. Duarie grows 250 acres each of corn and soybeans, and they raise 100 head of cattle each year. This past March they .had a very successful calving season with 92 consecutive births without a calf lost. Duane explained that many farm: ers are getting out of livestock. Many of the young farmers prefer to just deal with planting and harvesting. When if comes to raising livestock there is a lot of time involved, and it can be hard to get away. In spite of · this, they have managed to enjoy a family vacation almost every August. The Merz are fortunate to have family members farming nearby whom chores with when one or the other needs to be away. The farmer who raises livestock must be abfo to endure the harsh winter weather. Hay has to be delivered to·the cattle each day, and twice a day the water must be broken if it is frozen due to cold. temperatures. When a cow is near calving time, she is penned up so she can be watched. A cow that is penned up will drink as much as. 20 gallons of water per day. which must be carried to her every day. In addition to this, once a cow is close to calving, Merz <;:hecks these cows throughout the night: at l 0 p:m., 12 a.m., and 6 a.m., as well as thnmghout the day. This is where true dedication comes· in, resulting in minimal Josses. Merz also raises his own registered quarter horses on his farm. The horses are either sold as colts or trained for working on the farm. Though many farmers have gone to the use of the four-wheeler, Merz prefers .to ride a horse when checking fences and rounding up cattle. Darlene fondly describes the rounding up of cattle as a family affair. Sh.e and her husband have raised six children so when it is ·cattle round-uptime, it's nice to have the family come together and hetp out.

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Qu~rter horses (above) are raised on the Merz farm for use on the'farm. Hereford cows {below) have been raised on the farm for three generations.

FEATURES Excitement rules at MTV tryouts .


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The atmosphere surrounding Barry's Bar and Grill in Lincoln, Neb. on Nov. 14 was full of mixed emotions. Hundreds of people, ranging in ages from I 8 to 24, stood in 'line from early morning until early evening for a chance to get inside. What was their reason for standing outside on such an overcast November day? · The MTV reality-based shows feature young adults who give up their old lives to live with strangers for several months.

individuals cut-off time. These hopeful )immg adults alf had urrique personalities and just as unique reasons for why they should be considered for the shows. Rebecca Williams, 22, said, "Tam a spur of the moment kind of girl. I am extremely unpredictable and everything I do is unexpected. I think that's .what the casting crews are looking for." Many of the would-be interviewees felt the same way. However, Williams was quick to explore her bad habits as well. "I am really grumpy in the morning. I also have a really bad habit of not always. wearing my own clothing. I tend to borrow things without asking, and1eturning them without cleaning them." Others felt that the MTV crew was

looking for people from the small town life. UN-L student Katina Mefford, 21, said; "I think that the interviewers are looking for someone like me. I am a small town girl with lots of energy. I am very open-minded and look forward to exploring new opportunities." One of the overall reasons for wanting to be on the show was a heartfelt desire to be "discovered.'" People



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stood in .line with' guitars and enjoyed sing-alongs as they waited for their chance. Many relaxed against the walls and read from textbooks. Others enjoyed cantankerous banter amongst themselves as they each made new friends ancf interesting .discoveries about each other. Many had trouble deciding what exactly they would miss about their homes and present lifestyles should

they be chosen for the sqows. Sarah Anders, 23, thinks that, "Toilets would be the things that would be missed most. "I am interested in ."Road Rules", and so far as I know, I wouldn't have the convenience o.f a toilet every time I needed to alleviate myself." Others commented on the loss of privacy, thecameras being present all tl:le time, and of course, missing their

faiuilies and friends. Sean Wise, 18, decided that he would miss, "My sense of security. I enjoy being somewhere I am familiar with and being surrounded by people who know and care about me."

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Women's basketball on the road STRANDED AT THIRD SCOTT NELSEN



"Where have all the Cow~oys gone" was a hit song by Paula Cole, that many used to describe the Dallas Cowboys, following their string of Super Bowl titles in the early 90's .. , Change the word Cowboys to Vikings, and you will now have the song being sung about my beloved purple. What the H-E Double Hockey Sticks .is wrong with Randy Moss. My goodness, give him a 75 million dollar contract and the guy thinks he can Here's an idea Red

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The Peru State College women's basketball team has a long ways to go in order to reach their third consecutive national tournament. The 'C.ats have fell to r- 7 on the young season. The 'Cats opened their 200 l -02 cam~ paign,on Nov, 3, as they traveled to , Concordia to face the Bu!ldogs. Sara ' Anderson (Pleasant Dale) led the team ' in scoring with 8 The Bobcats were upended 94-48. The Bobcats got defeated Grand

un Nov. but the result was as they fell 70-60. Fiackes Peru in scoring with 15 points, while Jen Easterwood (D<iws9n) added B and McBride add;;c:llO. Easterwood also collected a game high 11. rebounds. Peru played Midland Lutheran College on Nov H, in the AWAC, .and were defeated 75-53 by the Warriors. Easterwood. had 13 rebounds, 11 offensive. ·Flackes and McBride both collected nine points for the .Bobcats. It was a long game, as a combined 61 fouls were called in the game. The Bobcats traveled to Fremont to participate in the Midland Lutheran . Tournament on Nov. 16, and were defeated 'by Northwestern College of Minnesota, 64-49. Flackes once again led the 'Cats in scoring, with 15 points on 6 of 9 shooting. Easterwood also contributed a team high four assists from her post position. The 'Cats faced Midland Lutheran College on Nov. 17, ai:id were led in scorin'g by Capricia Christianson (Omaha) with 19 points. The 6'2 center shot 8 of 11 from the field and three

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Peru State women prepare for their game against Grace University.

of four from the charity stripe, and collected five rebounds. Peru State College traveled to Kearn.ey over Thanksgiving break to participate in the UNK Thanksgiving Classic. The 'Cats played UNK in their opening game, falling to the Lopers 77-53; With the wi:n, UNK continued their NCAA Division II record 87 home game winning streak. The 'Cats had three players indouble figures for scoring, led by Flackes with 12, and Ideus and McBride with 11. The 'Cats shot46.7 percent from outside as they connected on: 7 of 15


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ing this season, averaging 11.5 ppg. Easterwood is contributing.7.2 ppg, and a team high 7 rebounds per game. Christiar!on is shooting .543 from the field for the Bobcats, good enough for the team lead. Peru State will not see.their faded aqua court for. i while, as they take to the road during the month of December. The 'Cats travel to Park University on Dec. 4, before going to Grand View College on the weekend of Dec 7 and 8. The 'Cats will travel to arch rival Briar Cliffon the 14th..

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Football ends season at .500 SCOTT NELSEN . ,

City). Austin At\rlold (Stromsburg) tackles, including a fumble recovery would add the pclintaftertouchdown and an interception. Tyler Armagost Sports Ediwr to'.reduce the lead to 21-7. (Lexington) had five tackles for the The Peru State College football team The Bobcats cut it to a seven point 'Cats, including two {or losses. ended its season in familiar f~hion on g~e 6 .minutes into the fourth quarThe Bobcats were represented well Nov. IO. as they fell to Nebraska ter as Aldana scampered 70 yards for in the All-Conference accolades.Matt Wesleyan. 35-14, resulting in the sev- a touchdown run, Arend {Ankeny, Iowa). and Beckman enth consecutive loss for the Bobcats Wesleyan would add insurance just were named to first team AU-Confer~ against Wesley~. a minute after the Aldana score as ence. Arend is a senior offensive The Prairie Wolve8 took advantage Jacobson caught an 82-yard touch- tackle, while Beckman handles both of 13 Bobcat penalties for 136 yards. down pass from Longe, before Matt punting and. tight end duties for the · Wesleyan jumped on the board first as Gall caught a 4-yard pass, to push the 'Cats. · · RoyJacobsonran13yardsforthefirst nnalscoreto35-14. Aldana was named to the second touchdown. Four Jllinutes and 32 sec·Aldana led the team in ru~hing, as . team offense, along with Ross Luzum · onds later~ the Prairie Wolves~orCd he had 22 carries for 121 yards. (Broken Bow) and· Matt Beck The Peru State .College defensive line stops an oppponent again, as Troy Longe hooked up with McDaniel added 59 yards on the (Ralston). Jake Driver for a 7.:yard touchdown ground, as Jase Johnson (Glenwood, . 'Aldana plays quarterback for the at the line of scrimmage during a game earlier this season., pass~ fowa) added 38. Aldana also con- 'Cats, while Luzum is an offensive anwouid take a 21-0 lead into nected on 5 of 16 passes for 60 yards, tackle, and Beck plays wide receiver ~ C<l1U1CCted on a one-yard touch- however three interceptions· proved and handled some return duties for the ANN MORNIN Hoppers are undefeated with an 8-tj <k>Wli J'Q1l. valuable f9r the Prairie Wolves. Bobcats. TheBobcatS?woescolltinuedtostart Chad Beckman (Stromsburg) also Paul Heusinkvelt (Crete), Shelsta, ~~cord. Playoffs will be held on Decl'1 Freelance Writer • Second half, as they were penM-. had a good day for the Bobcats as he Lee Jennings "(Columbus) and Jason 'Tm really excited about mY first Aubuchon announced that we hav 'f.ed'five consecutive drives to start the punted 6 times for 231 yards, includ~ Hurt (Dannebrog) all made second.tlird quarter.. · ing a punt of 54 yards. team defense for Peru State College. semester as intramural director," said a team competing in the NIRSA Fla . ·yH$wever, the •cats were able to find Sophomore Nolan Reill (Milford) Both FJ:eusinkvdt and Shelsta play Fred Aubuchon. He goes on to say, ,, Football Regional Championships ~¢ndzone,~JasonMcDaniel(Lin- p~ced the Bobcat defense, collecting linebackers, While Jennings is a cor- "I have heard a lot of positive feed- hosted by the University of Nebrash, , · .f<>ltl).hauled in a l7~yard touchdown 1.3 tackles, seven of them unassisted. ner back .and Jason Hurt handles re- back, and we have.received a Jot of at Lincolri. . participation from everyone on cam~ The tearrt ca.fled "The B'obcats" con p~ from Tommy Aldana (Nebraska Matt Shelsta (()maha) also added 10 sponsibilities as a safety. pus." sists of: Dillon· Musil, Mike Ringen: Junior Carrie Alexander states, Ben Dias; Nik Vetter, Jarod Meinheit1 "They are well organized and.things Bryan Doke, T.K. Goldsmith, Bret ' . definitely run a lot smoother. Most Roberts, Steven Winton, Dusty Boyd'. definitely, people are more involved and Dustin Bents. The winner of th SCOTT NELSEN . this year." regional will receive $1000 to compet Flag Football season ended with in the NIRSA National Championship~ . Sports Editor Sleepers defeating last year's cham- duringthe week of Dec. 28-31 in Ne\\ pions, Back-to-Back 24-6. Softball Orleans, LA. I The Peru· State· Vodeyball team champions Dropin Bombs defeated Aubuchon is optimistic about hi ended the season in disappointing BallzDeep in a very exciting game. team and the future of intramurals, '" fashion, as theyfell to Bellevue UniMitch .f\.'.[ulcahey had the winning hit am really excited about our chance versity in the MCAC Conference to defeat BalliDeep 7-6. this weekend, and I hope in the futµr 'tournament on the campus of College Indoor volleyball has started and we can get more involved with nation· of St. Mary's in Omaha. already Brawzenjawks and Bunnie ally recognized intramural .events." · The Bruins beat the Bobcats in Jour

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sets, 22-30, 22-30, 3~18, 22-30.. The f!iames of College of St. Mary's then upended Bellevue the next day to win MCAC tournament title and rean automatic berth into the volleyball playoffs. The Bobcats were well represented the All-Conference teams, as they two players make first team Allerence. Seniors Janelle Findlay a)andJennyPitzl(Omaha)were red for their accomplishments. dlay ended her career as a Boberaging 3:19 kills per game, with a serving percentage of The Southeast Consolidated lllso averaged 5.9 digs per _.,which was the best average ai\oq the Bobcats. . •llisoeildedher career as a BobCit in~fashion. Pitzl ;iveraged 2.21 ti11$.~pme, ~had l serving per~e qf .904. The Omaha Gross


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. 56 block assists. Three more Bobcats wer~ given second team A!ll-MCAC honors. Brooke Placke(Grandisland), washonoredas a setter, Amanda Hedin (Bellevue) earned.honors as an outside hitter, and transfer Anna Wheeler earned honors as a middle hitter. Coach Fred Aubuchon ended his first season at the helm for the Peru State


The Bobcats will look forward to a stong recruiting class next season as they plan on competing for a higher seed in the conference rankings. "It has been a fun season," said Katie Mathieson· (David City). "We came together wen as a team and are looking forward to all the accomplishments that next season can bring us."

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Men's basketball team off to slow start SCOTT NELSEN Sports Editor The Peru State College men's ba,sketball team is off to a slow start for the 2001-2002 campaign. Through nine games, the Bobcats have com:plied a 3-6 record. The Bobcats' first game was on Nov: 3, as they traveled to Marshall, Missouri, to play Missouri Valley. The Vikings defeated the 'Cats 7160. J.J. Oberg (Columbus) paced the 'Cats with 16 points on 8of11 shoot. ing. Joey Maggett (Omaha) also added 12 points, on 5 of 12 shooting. Maggett also collected 10 re.bounds. For the game, Peru State shot 46 percent from the field. On Nov. 6, the Bobcats traveled to Salina, Kan. to face Kansas Wesleyan. Maggett led the Bobcats •With 21 points, on 8 of 15 shooting, including 5 of 8 from the charity ,stripe, while collecting eight re. bounds. Jeremy Parker (Porterville, Cali.) added 15 points, on 5 of 11 -shooting, and 5 of 7 the free throw line. Ryan Uphoff (Porterville, Cali.) added ten points for the Bobcats, as they fell to the Coyotes, 9473. Peru State traveled to Midland .Lutheran on Nov. 10, and lost in a high scoring affair, 90-85. The 'Cats had four players in double figures, 1

as Oberg 10 of 13, scoring 20.points. Parker and Steve Van Der Kamp (Aubum) both poured in 14 points. Van Der Kamp hauled in agamehigh rebounds as well. Jullian Seay (Keokuk, Iowa) added 11 points for the Bobcats. Peru State's woes continued as Kansas Wesleyan came into the AWAC on Nov. 13 and came away with an 80-71 victory. Once again the Bobcats had four players in double figures, as Seay threw in 18 points, on 6 of 17 shooting, including 4of11 from beyond the three point line. Montsho Wilson (Chicago, Ill.) added 15 points, while Van Der Kamp added 13 points, and Oberg added ten points andeightrebounds for the 'Cats. The 'Cats picked up their first win on Nov. 14, defeating Avilia college, 76-67. Wilsoncontributedagamehigh 33 points of the Bobcats on 10 of 23 shooting, including 13 of 14 from the charity stripe. Wilson also collected a game high ten rebounds. Parker added 14 points, on 4 of 10 shooting. For the contest, the 'Cats shot47 percent from the field, including 87 percent from the free throw line. Park University came to Peru on Saturday, Nov. 17, and left with a 56-53 victory over the Bobcats. Van Der . Kamp had 14 points on 6 of 8 shooting, and Wilson added ten for the Bobcats. Peru State bounced back on Nov. 19,


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Jeremy rolls around a screen by Joey Maggett (31) while Jon Byrdson defends the play. as they defeated Missot1ri Valley in overtime, 94-91. The 'Cats shot a remarkable 69.2 percent from the field. The Bobcats had five players in double figures, Jed by Oberg with 19. Maggett, who was playing in his first game after an injury, added 17 points, on 7 of 9 shooting. Parker added 14 points, including seven assists. Wilson had 12 points and nine boards,

while Kip Shestak (Western) added 11 points. The Bobcats were defeated over Thanksgiving break by Hastings College in the first game of the Hastings College tournament, 83-58. Van Der Kamp paced the way for the Bobcats, collecting 17 points on 7 of 8 shooting. The Bobcats faced Missouri Valley




!=~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WITH CAM PENTLAND The end of the 2001 baseball sea- off-season. The former AL MVP, Ja- Montreal Expos should have been son may leave us. wanting more than son Giambi, is being baited heavily by amputated from the Major Leagues just another year in the sun with t.he the New York Yankees to leave his five years ago. I know what some of you are thinkboys of summer. Commissioner Bud Oakland stomping ground for a ludiSelig (and owner of the Milwaukee crous contract. Yankee manager called ing: I'm a Canadian, and I should be Brewers) was given a three-year con- Giambi personally to deliver the pin- overtly protective about the profestract extension ... unfortunately. stripe sales pitch. What is funny about sional sports franchises in Canada Any news around baseball these this is if this deal does go through, (since most of our hockey teams have ,days has revolved around three Giambi, being the good-baseball guy moved to places like Phoenix and Ten'things: the dispersion of high-profile he is, will probably credit Torre's nessee ), but honestly, even Canadians free agents; the potential lock-out of phone call as the d(;!al-clincher-not are sick of looking at the ugly and barmajor league players by the owners; that $100-plus million dollars would ren Oiympic Stadium night after night during the summer months. This is a and the potential (or inevitable, if you have had anything to do with it. are a Montreal Expos fan) contracBarry Bonds' future is up in the air, team that sported Pedro Martinez and ti on of Major League baseball by two and everyone knows that San Fransisco Randy Johnson on their roster, but that teams. can't possibly afford to pay the kind wasn't enough to draw fans. This sounds like a lot for fans to deal of money you're supposed to pay a guy Montrealers are fickle, and they simwith, especially when we should be who hits 73 home runs (in this ply aren't baseball fans-they have the basking in the glow of a yet-another economy? Are you kidding me?), es- most underappreciated talent in the record breaking season. We shouldn't pecially if they want to put eight other National League (see: Vladamir Guerrerro and Jose Vidro) and no one have to worry when and if spring guys on the field. training is going to. start, or worry But enough about the greed. In fact, knows about them because the Expos where our favorite players are going let's skip over the potential lockout too, don't even brodcast games locally. to wind up before the first of April because that is entirely about greed too. Kill this franchise, please. Au Revoir. That way Guerrerro and Vidr.o can (hint: somewhere in the Bronx). I can't say that contraction has nothcome play for the BlueJays, and beat The first dilemma isn't really one ing about greed, but at least this gives up on Giambi and the, ahem, Yankees. per se, bec,aµ~e this happen.s.ev.ery ,. me a chance to rant about .w.hy t~e ' * ii





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for the second time in six days, and once again, the Vikings went home overtime losers. Wilson once again had a big game for the 'Cats, as he threw in 25 points on 3 of '6 shooting from outside, and 10 of 15 from the line. The Chicago native also gathered a game high 12 rebounds as well. "We are still learning," said head coach Jerre Cole. "It's still early, we haven't been together too long, and are _spending the first semester working on team building concepts and a system that is new to everyone. In the long run, it will pay off." Wilson is leading the 'Cats in the young season in scoring, as he is averaging 15.8 ppg, as well as 7 rebounds per game. Wilsoi:i made 24 of 32 from the free throw line. Parker is leading the team in assists as he has 30, along with a team high 12 steals. JJ Oberg is 41-61 shooting on the season for .672 percent. The Bobcats (3-6) host Hastings College on Dec. 6, and Dana College on the 8th, before traveling to Dana on the 15th to face the. Vikings once again. The Peru State College .basketball team will open the MCAC Conference season after the semester break. ' The Bobcats are in their second season of conference play and are hoping to improve on a 1~9 conference record.



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Mu~ic events .l~ave Neil Diamond sparkles

audiences sm1hng Reviews by Tyree Sejkora and Kim(Jerly Pukall Band concert


On Nov. l, the Peru State College de. partment of music presented the Jazz Band.and Bobcat Brass in an evening concert. Dr. David Edris, chairman of the Department of Music, directed the band. "The Bobcat Brass performed wonderfully on the last jazz band concert. It's great to be able to have such a specialized group on our campus," stated Senior MathJMusic Ed major, Katie Potter. Ryan Zeigl~r on piano, Jake Overfield on trombone, Gena Fritz on trumpet, Michael Klee on drums, and Jennifer Anderson on piano all played outstanding solos that wowed the audience. "I thought that the Jazz Band concert was well put together. I think everyone enjoyed the musicians' talents and Dr. Edris's c~er wit," chuckled Jeremy Muckey, Junior Music Ed. major.

Senior Recital Elysia McGill, soprano, performed in a Senior recital on Sunday, Nov. 11 in the Benford Recital Hall. McGill is a Music Education major and presented this· recital for partial fulfillment of that degree. McGill's program was a balanced mix of Italian pieces, German compositions, French, English, and opera selections, as well as a variety of songs from musicals. McGill's vocal ability, coupled with her appropriate facial gestures brought the audience into the

emotion she displayed. "I have been working very hard and felt that it all fell into place the day of my recital. Ryan Zeigler, my accompanist, did an awesome job also. My favorite part of the program was look-. ing out and seeing how proud myfamily was and seeing my daughter sing-· ing and dancing. I hope everyone who attended my recital enjoyed it and found something they liked about it," said McGill.

Junior Recital On Nov. 13, Tyree Sejkora was responsible for providing the evening entertainment. Clad .in a shiny blue dress, entertain she did. She presented her Junior voice recital--a pleasant mix of sad and light tunes, as well as lullabyes. On piano, Gena Fritz accompanied with equal fervor for the· music. Her voice, strong and true, reverberated throughout the recital hall, and her soprano ability to pound the high notes left all in awe when silence wrapped the notes and wound their impressive exuberance for all to appreciate. The audience enjoyed the finale most, however. Sejkora performed a provacative, crazy tune and did not confine herself any longer to the stage lights. She pranced around the auditorium, moved in close to one of her professors accompanying on the trumpet, and pulled herself up to sing from her perch on the piano. Choreography, combined with an exceptional singing ability, electrified the performance and brought audience members to its feet.

RANDIMAYBERRY Staff Writer A gigantic American flag hangs center stage at Omaha's Civic Auditorium on Nov. 10. The lights go dim, and the familiar bass sounds of a string orchestra begin to grow. '.fhe crowd erupts as the. spotlight bursts on music legend Neil Diamond during his opening rendition of "America." In light of the recent terrorist situation the United States has endured, Diamond changed a line of lyrics from "They're coming t.o America," to "Stand up for America." Not one of the 11,632 screaming fans were seated. As the final notes of the opening song concluded, Diamond, sparkling in attire, dropped his head and pushed his arms out and then up in a dramatic fashion. The 60-year-old entertainer did not. disappoint at this stop of his "Mission of Love" tour as he sang many of his top hits, including.a few songs from his new CD, "Three Chord Opera." Through his performance of almost 30 songs, Diamonci made his rounds on stage, not forgetting his fans seated near the back. During "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon, " Diam.ond took the hand of an audience member from the front row. Before you knew it, he had dropped to his knees at the left stage bump-out, and was finally lying at the edge of the stage. As the song concluded, he

kissed the woman for a few seconds. The audience was as entertaining to watch as Diamond. Toward the back of the crowd, spectators held a large banner which read, "Marry Me Neil!" The front row consisted mostly of women, screaming, crying, and dancing throughout the entire two hour event. Attire ranged from sparkling formal wear to casual pants and shirts. Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" again brought the crowd to their feet. Every-·

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Potter not just for kids HILLARY MCKEY Staff Writer After a rush of multi-media and as much hype as Episode One, arry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone orPhilosopher'sStonedependingon he country) opened in theaters Friday, ov. 16, pulling in a record.breaking ·93_5 million in three days. The movie opens with Professor )umbledor's appearance at Number <our, Privet Drive. This faithfulness o the wildly successful books. allows ievoted readers of the series to breathe i sigh of relief, settling into a cin'matic spectacle ofan "otherworldly" ispect. After all, Harry ~s an 11-year~ cessing ·of the book to movie-avid )ld wizard about to enter his first year ·fans. of the book may find several .t Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and chunks of viable trivia missing within izardry. the cinematic version of Harry's lite~ The special effects are spectacular Therefore, if you want the whole story, .n both the Quidditch match (the wiz- you may want to read the book first. rrd equivalent to football or soccer) However, most movie-goers should md the chess match. The CGI is mas- have no trouble following the main erfu!Jy ren<Jei;eq.. aJ,lg a,musing to. story line. atch, l~aving one to only wonder at ·Beyond this glitch the movie is a he magic of Hollywood. · beautifully crafted adventure into a There is only one glitch ih the pro- ·fantasy world that every boy and girl

can enjoy, and a lot of adults too. FromI , the despicable way.the Dursley's (Harry's aunt, uncle, and cousin) Harry to the very last spell cast, the movie pulls a person in with it~ fast pace and fair sprinkling bf humor. Warner Brothers and J.K. Rowling have put together.a brilliant cast, which lends the movie, like the book, an authentic British air. :rhe major actors such as Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Richard Harris (Professor Dumbledore), and John Clees7 (Nick the Nearly Headless Ghost) &-e only a smatte(ing of the British ''greats" seen within the credits. I would n:ot recommend this movie for young children-(under 6 years of ·age). It has a few scenes that' are a little graphic for the younger audiences. The PG rating was also assigned to. it -for mild language. But it is also wholesome enough to be considered a family movie. I give this movie folir out of five bobcats ... wellworth seeing. 'f:~;:f 'f:


pears show slave to New sitcom Reba not just ostume. demands for country fans

things down with "Don't Let Me Be GRACE JOHNSON the Last to Know" wearing a conserGRACE JOHNSON Staff Writer vative evening gown, whicl:t led me Staff Writer Wh~n I sat down to watch Britney to take her more seriously than I did pears' live Las Vegas. Concert on at other times in the show. Tired of all ihe comedies about a BO~ which premiered Nov. 18, I Unfortunately, just when things bunch of single people in New York ent i.n with an open mind. I was hop- were looking up, she followed these City who live in a huge. luxurious ·ng to enjoy a lot of music and get an tunes with "Slave 4 U." Someone for- apartment, while never actually going deaof what is on hernew album. Un- got to tell her outfit not to be a slave to work.? You might try watching ortunately, if you liked the stuff from for the scissors, and this and other Reba, starring Reba McEntire, which er previous albums, you may not like outfits detracted from her dance rou- airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on the WB net~any ofthe new songs. tines. work. The opening theme song should i The begin1ling of the concert, which The encore was a ·let down. She sound familiar to fans of her music or finally started after a lengthy introduc- made "Baby One More Time" nearly of country ~usic in general. as it is a ion, was less than uplifting, as the unrecognizable amid out of place slightly different version of her hit tmosphere was way too dark, background music and a different "Survivor." What also didn't help were the ex- tune, Reba plays a Texas'divorced mother .essive video and dance interludes. It The bright spot of the show and of two dealing with a variety of faro.seemed Britney spent more time in most impressive was J;Jritney's "Not a ily issues~ She raises her two daughcostume changes than on stage. Girl, Not Yet a Woman." This pleas- ters, one of which is a pregnant newOn the other side of one of the first antly understated ballad was by far the lywed teenager. She's also dealing interludes were some of her best best performance of the night, and witliherex-husbandwholivesnearby. songs. However, she cut the:;e songs, ·sto.od out amid the overblown produc- Despite covering some sefious issues, including "Born to Make You Happy," tions of some of her other numbers. the show is packed with humor, and_ "Sometimes," and "Lucky," pitifully Btit she went all out ii} a good way Reba is a natural at this kinci of role. short. Instead, she spent too long on · for the dance tune "Anticipating Her experience in: Broadway's Annie unfamiliar songs from her new album. Love,'' which along with "Not a Girl, " Get Your Gun, ~or Which she got rave "Stronger," from her last album, had were the best songs from the new al· reviews, must have help.ed: too many bizarrely clad dancers, mak- bum "Britney." If she would have Unlike many shows that are curing it a tittle over the top, but it was closed with these two numbers, maybe rently airing, this show really is clever. otherwise a good number. ._ tf:i,e. ~o,ncert. aq 11. wb.ole. wo:i~q ~~~e, Sp,~f yoµ 're) 0q~ing .~P~ la.l.1,&~~;, \~Of ·Irr ·s1owed · ·seemed- more 1mpress1V& · · • · · ··nO·furthei: tfian,Reba. . ...- •. ,. · .

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There's music in the- air at Peru TYREE SEJKORA Staff Writer.

.Student Recital The last student recital t>f this semester was. held at 11 a.In. on Nov. 8. David Myers, Becky Feighner, soprano, bass Jeremy Muckey, Melissa Russo, Julie Ballue, Sarah Blecha, and Gena Fritz performed. Ryan Zeigler and Jennifer Anderson, as well as Fritz~ accompanied. MENC Convention

On Nov. 15-17, 15 members of Peru's chapter of MENC traveled to Lincoln for the annual MENC Convention. Members participated in seminars, concerts, an alumni dinner, and a recital for which Katie Potter, the elected Peru representative, played the clarinet. She ~as accompanied by Gena Fritz.

Choir Tour

On Nov. 28-29 the PSC cho.irs traveled to surrounding sch()pls for their annual choir tour. They performed at Pawnee City Public School, Elmwood-Murdock High School, Freemans schools in Adams, and Humbolt.

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"12 cases ofbeer 11 miles to Auburn 1b ure ·I can do anything 9 percent tuition hike 8 yellow car boots · 7 dollars in library fines 6 freshman complaining 5 BOB INN onion rings 4 week wait on my loan 3 parking tickets 2 many over-priced books and A deer hanging in a tree"

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After long considerati9n, the cam pus of Peru State College fired itseJ: today. The news hit close to horn since the campus is the campus'i home. The campus's reaction to th< campus firing itself came as a surprise to the campus after the campus had tc break the bad news to the· campu, about the campus firing itself. · "I was surprised about the campu, firing itself," said the campus."I mea1 I didn't really think I had the powertc just fire myself, but I guess I do Cool!" When the campus asked the campU' why it fired itself, the campus said "No comment.." So, what holds fo the future of the campus? "Maybe I will join the circus," sai the campus. "Or maybe I will tum int( a jail or something like that. Wh< knows?"

"It's beginning to look a lot like construction." The Smokers outposts next to T. J Majors have developed emphysema Dr, Joe Camel, of Auburn, diagnose . the outposts last Tuesday. The pew; hit a lot of studentswho smoke. · "Wow!," said Freshman Virgini; Slims. "You always hear ab.out peopl getting emphysema, but when it hap· pens to a smoker's outpost, somethin; has to be done. l can't stand it any more. I need a cigarette now. Doe, anyone have one? I need one bad Ehhhh~hhbhhhhhhh!"

"Joy to th~ Wodd around Peru."

Just in time for Christmas, Disne developed new scratch and sniff an thrax stickers. Many grade school chi!· dren are receiving the stickers as a re ward for 100 percent papers. "My Goofy sticker smells, well goofy," said an unnamed grade schoQ · student.

"Silent Night every weekend in Peru."

'·'Rudolph the red-nosed roadkill."

Chief of Security Les was seer jumping out of his cat last Tuesday Instead of using his. turn signal, Le: used his breaks and angrily screechec to a stop. He quickly jumped out anc pulled a soggy, rain-stained piece ol paper from hi.s windshield. I "It was late one night and I couldn'i see very well," said Les. "I must havj put a ticket on my car instead of Seo~ Nelsen's." · Secretaries in the security office ar' unsure about voiding the ticket. "I mean, when your boss gets : ticket, what do you do?" said the sec' retaries. Les talked to the Chief of Secufitj and talked his way out of paying th~ ticket. '


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Weight room relocation problematic Decision to move equipment between AWAC and a hard place ANN MORNIN Staff Writer

Staff Opinion. ...... P.2 Kari's Quotes ...... P.2 mpty Building .. P.3

Odd Couple ......... P.7

Campus Profile ... P.3 Micebusters ......... P.5 Bobcat Briefs ........ P.5

The lobby of AD Majors has a new look this semester. It is not necessarily the look that everyone would expect, however, as the lobby is now home to athletic equipment, once housed in the AWAC weight room. The decision to move the equipment was made by Athletic Director Bart Gray, but the idea was given to him from the old football coach Ryan Held. Coach Held encouraged the idea because the downstairs weight room of AD Majors just was not giving athletes enough room to do any over head lifts. The athletes have been given t.he extension room they need by the removal of the stepper machine and bikes to another area. "The purpose of this change was

to have the weight room in the AWAC available to use all the free weights and to do all the overhead lifts," stated Gray. Not everyone feels this decision was the right one. Junior Jeff Wertz thinks this idea was ridiculous. "It's kind of pointless to have it up there. Who is going to go up there and use it? We should have it with all the other weight equipment," Wertz said. He also stated that it was an inconvenience to move the equipment, because now students have to go to three different areas to use different machines. Senior Sandra Owen also agrees with Wertz, but feels it will get easier over time. "I think it's a pain because when you are lifting, you have to go to three different places to find the weight machines that you need. But then again, it might not be that bad if you just get used to knowing where everything is," Owen said. Junior Troy Ruetlinger likes the new change, but also understands why people are complaining. "I like it the way it is right now,

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SCENIC WORKOUT Freshman Kory White gets in an afternoon workout in the new AD Majors setup. but it can be a hassle for people to go back and forth," Ruetlinger said. Ruetlinger said that the new look to the AWAC weight room favors the football players, but according

to Gray, that was not the intention. "The purpose was not to change that area for a football area. We still want it to be available to everyone.


New dean brings fresh attitude to PSC TYREE D. SEJKORA MARINDA DENNIS Staff Writers

Football Coach ... P.9 Rough Games .... P.9 Men's BBall ........ P.11

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STARTING OUT STRONG Dr. Stephen Sylvester begins his new contract as lntertm Dean of Arts and Sciences.

There is a new sheriff in town who is ready to grab the bull by the horns. This tough wrangler is Dr. Stephen Sylvester, a local man of Socorro, New Mexico. He comes to Peru on an eighteenmonth contract as the Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences. Having been previously acquainted with President Ben Johnson, Dean of Education Korinne Tande, and other PSC personnel, Sylvester's arrival was a smooth transition. Sylvester has a strong liberal arts college backgrotind and has decided that the small college atmosphere of Peru State College is a good place to be. Sylvester is excited to be able to continue helping build the programs in the Arts and Sciences

departments by getting his hands involved. One of his goals is a trip to Oxnard, California for WESTMUN IX (West Model United Nations). "I'd love to have a couple dozen students come up and say, 'We'd love to get involved in that."' he said. Any major could be involved and have a great learning experience. The only requirements are to get in touch with Sylvester, meet with him at least once a week until the first week of April (the week of the trip), and also to be able to take four days off during that same week. Sylvester is also in the process of getting together a summer course in history and geology on the Louis and Clark Trail between Omaha and Fort Clatsop, Oregon. While promoting these off-campus activities, Sylvester is well aware of the growing but often struggling efforts of new programs all over campus.








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"You can't keep a good man down." Or is it, "You can't keep a good editor from going out into the world and facing real life for a change." At any rate, it is good to be back at the helm of the Peru State Times for one last semester. I say last because I mean it this time. Really. I do. Our dedicated readers may have noticed some stylistic changes with our first issue this year, and some of that has to do with moving to a new and improved publishing program (and to think, all this time we were using old and inferior). Well, we believe that change is hopefully for the best, and since PSC changes every other week, we didn't want to be left behind. So here we are--new look, new staff, new attitude ... and all that good stuff. It's good to be excited. So get with the program, buddy. There are many things to be excited about on campus these days, not the least of which is avoiding a horrible crushing death under the wheels of a construction dump truck. For some of you. the most exciting thing is wait-

ing for that first (or last) snowfall that effectively cripples southeast Nebraska for two or three days. It's a good bet that PSC will stay open on those days, so don't fret about that, commuters . . I still enjoy watching on-campus students get their twisted thrills from parking in visitor parking for 30 minutes at a time, trying to avoid tickets (and for many of you, the metal boot), while commuting students drive around campus for twenty minutes, waiting for that blessed opening of asphalt (or rock). For those of you freshmen who do not know what I am talking about, the commuters are the ones who come into class 10 minutes late cursing the on-campus students for taking those spots illegally. I myself am a commuter. But then again, I have a secret parking spot care of Kent Propst. Really. Actually, as you might have guessed, I'm really excited about Team Canada hitting the ice in Salt Lake in a couple of weeks. Now I know that most of you go crazy at the hands of the Huskers, but trust me--if Canada wins the Gold in Men's Ice Hockey, my suggestion is to lock yourselves away in the safety of your dorm rooms and wait a few days for the Canuck rioting to end. Which reminds me ... note to Team USA: Remember that you are the host country for the Olympics this time, so take it easy on the hotel rooms, fellas.

Why are you here? When I decided to come to Peru State, one of the reasons that helped ine make the decision was the personal attention I thought I would receive from the teachers and staff. Sure enough, that is what I have gotten here. Instructors, who know my name after two classes, people at the business offices that talk to me iike an adult, instead of like a child. It's refreshing, and I think sometimes we (students) forget what we have here. Just last Saturday, I got a hand from one of the secunty guards here on campus. He went out of his way to help out, and left before I could get his name or thank him. That is the kind of thing I'm talking about. Now, after having said that, I find it ironic that we are using a system of on-line classes that even my online instructor has called a "technical nightmare." The on-line classes have to be about the most impersonal form of Peru State Education experience available. Beyond the ridiculous number of miss-communications I have encountered so far, the attitude of the online system (called Black Board) is to put student on the defense, and strike fear into anyone who is only partially computer literate. Because the instructor can not be certain of your honesty in doing homework, the assignments are extra long, covering detailed material so there is no question that you read every page of the course book. I have talked to many students who stay up for hours com-

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pleting a single homework assignment that is only part of the total of assignments for the week. Sure, if the assignments were easier, maybe I wouldn't learn anything, and then the school would be at fault, because I turned into an unemployable idiot. I'm not asking for easier assignments, I'm asking for more personal treatment. It's the reason I came to Peru State, and maybe the reason you came here too. I understand the Black Board system is going through changes, and Peru State is working to fix any problems, but I need more. More e-mail from my instructor. More options for getting my assignments completed in a timely manner. More understanding that some students are taking an on-line class as a general studies course, while others have had much of the instruction before, because the course is in their major. Basically, more compassion. This is what I have come to expect, and have received from Peru State College. I am already signed up for an on-line class for the second eight weeks of the spring semester, but honestly, I don't want to take it. And I am supposed to graduate in May. That's how strongly I feel about this, I would rather come to school here for another semester, than to take another on-line class. Okay, I'm not going withdraw. I can't afford another semester, and I need a job. My point is this: Peru State only increases its quantity of classes available, not the quality of its classes,

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RYAN KRIER SENIOR •. "My favorite aspect here is >the Music Department and ·.the worst thing is that there ··· no privacy at the Complex!"

BRENT HINKEL SOPHOMORE . "The Industrial Tech pro/ gram here is great, but \financial aid takes a long ftime."

NATE STENDER JUNIOR ·"I like the wilderness set· • ting. I don't like the slow .•.•business process."

ASHLEY WHISLER FRESHMAN "/ really like the view from cemetary, but I think water quality can be improved."

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Contributini: Staff Marinda Dennis Delta Fajardo Dan Gotschall Grace Johnson Ann Momin Kari Lynne Reinert Katy Scheel Tyree Sejkora

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NO DIAL TONE This building, located behind the Centennial Complex, is now vacant.

Telemarketing business clOses KEN HASTINGS Staff Writer JRW sales, with head quarters in Lincoln, chose to close the Peru l:iranch of it's telemarketing sales when their lease on .the Neal Dinning Hall expired on December 3L 2001. JRW sales. which marketed newspaper subscriptions exclusively, determined. the Peru branch of.sales was not making enough of a profit.

Neal Dinning Hall, just West of Centennial Complex, has ·changed telemarketing hands several times, and has also been several restaurants, in the past. Originally, the dinning hall was to service the cafeteria needs of the Complex residents. Kent Propst said, "We worked hard at getting JRW here, they were a good organization to work with, we made the lease cost very attractive." Currently, there are no plans

NEW DEAN continued from page 1 of time for Peru State College, we're on the edge," he says. ·•we have a dynamic and charismatic president with great ideas. We're on a roll, no question." says Sylvester. Sylvester's strategies ro enhance the Arts and .Science department will have a widespread effect on all academic. divisions. He plans to bring in another administrator to the , Art and Music departments, and he feels that there is a lack of commercialization for the Fine Arts in general. · "Our star isn't out there enough. I think we need to. expand the diversity of the students on campus," he says. "Frankly, I think that the Music and the Art Programs ~re a couple of areas were we can attract students from other countries." 1

"Visibility is very important." Plans for music students on campus include singing at sporting events, participating in competitions on and off campus, and diversifying such opportunities in general. Diversity is always an issue at PSC, and Sylvester hopes that students can get involved more with interest clubs to help· motivate activity on campus. However, he does stress that the initiative should come from the students, not the faculty. "If students want a club, they need to put the constitution together. Talk to an advisor. They need to get together." What the administration can do to initiate interest is to draw more speakers from off-campus on a regular basis. "I would like to get at least one

on the table to use the Neal Pinning Hall. Leasing to another business would be considered, if there were student jobs available in that busi-. riess, or beneficial services to students. There are no concrete plans for the facility, and cost-prohibitive renovations could limit its use for all applications. '. Suggestions for the facility's use should be directed toward Ted Harsbarger, vice president of Student Services.

It's difficult because both the Gray had mentioned that his top weight room areas are vecy small in concern right now is for the softball size. There is not a lot to work and baseball teams to have room to work out in the AWAC. There is still with," Gray said. Business Office Supervisor Kathy equipment up against the wall by Tynon is O.K. with the new · the batting cage-equipment they changes, even though the change is need to find room for. seen as drastic by many students Since there are now three weight rooms, supervisors will be roaming and athletes on campus. "I do not feel uncomfortable at all during the day to ensure safety. Gray would have wanted workworking out in A.D. Majors. The only inconvenience for me person- study students to do the monitoring, ally is all the weight machines are but unfortunately, there seems to be not in the same place. Now I feel a lack of students fulfilling their jobs. kind of lost," Tynon stated. "We are having a hard time getting Tynon also went on to say that it gets a little stuffy and hot when she students to work their assigned works out, because the sun is beat- hours. The athletic department has ing in at the time she is using the plenty of job opportunities, but stuequipment. ' dents just don't want to work," said Gray responded by saying they are Gray. Gray stressed that everyone needs going to do their best to make the environment comfortable for every- to be patient If everything works out with the private·donor, PSC will one. "To accommodate, we are going have an amazing facility. Two to to put fans in there during the day so three years will pass before any changes take place. it will not be so hot," said Gray.

speaker a week. Since we are on the main road from Kansas City to Omaha, it should be easy to bring in a variety of guests." he says. "Although this won't be able to be accomplished right away, Peru is a great college that should be able to attract all kinds of talent." This new sheriff has set goals and aims not to let the grass grow under his feet. By supporting both students and staff, he wants to promote how great Peru State College really is so students will get the opportunity to realize that there are few limits to theif own goals. "I want to support what is already happening and add to it. There is a great group of students here, you can tell that by just walking around. If students want it, I want to get involved." Plans for future- "graduate and

DILLON MUSIL Class - Junior Major - Math Education Hometown - Amherst, NE Residence - "In the oldest house in town with my roommates Spilk and Thye" Favorite Movie - Field of Dreams

go on to teach and coach outside Nebraska" Extra curricular - Catcher for PSC Baseball Team Who should Rachel pick? Ross Favorite quote - "Sometimes you just gotta stick your head in a tank of water and shake it out, then you ask yourself, what time is it, and where do I go to get lunch?"

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PSEA attends state conference in Kearney KARI LYNNE REINERT Staff Writer Education students from PSC attended the annual fall conference for the Student Educators Association of Nebraska (SEAN). The conference was held November 1-2 at the Holiday Inn in Kearney. The theme of the conference this year was "I Will Survive." The PSC education majors met, networked, and collaborated with over a hundred other students, including some from Hastings, Midland, Wesleyan, and UNL. A highlight of the weekend was Peru State College receiving a Chapter Excellence Award for the highest achievement possible from SEAN. Teachers from Lincoln and Omaha gave presentations on such topics as discipline, teaching styles and techniques, and digital teacher education portfolios. A silent auction and door prizes were also offered. The next SEAN conference will be a delegate assembly, scheduled for April 5-6 at Midland in Fremont.

All PSEA students are encouraged to attend.

Mark your calendars These Professional Development Workshops will be offered soon. They are co-sponsored by Peru Student Education Association, Kappa Delta Pi, International Reading Association, and the Council for Exceptional Children. i::or more information on any of these workshops, please contact the School of Education and Graduate Studies at 402-872-2244. Feb. 5 TJM230@11:00a.m.-The Effective Teacher Part II, by Harry Wong

Feb. 12 TJM230 @ll:OOa.m.Joint Meeting of PSEA, KDP, IRA, &CEC Feb. 14 TJM230 @ll:OOa.m.Child Abuse, Dr. Anthony Citrin Feb. 18 Nebraska City High School, Education Service Unit #4 Inservice Day

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PERU STUDENT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION received a Chapter Excellence Award at annual SEAN conference in NJovember.

New take on technology KARI l YNNE REINERT Staff Writer On Saturday, Jan. 26, Laura TeohLim presented a workshop on developing digital teacher education portfolios with the assistance of Jayson Windmiller. Students from the campus and Offutt program participated. The all-day workshop covered basic web design and maintenance, and the necessity for personal-professional websites during interviews and maintaining communications with students and parents. Laura has served as a web developer for GeoCities and later Yahoo! in charge of email accqunts. She is currently a teacher education student enrolled in the Offutt program pursuing an endorsement in middle school and elementary. More exciting educational workshops will be held m the near future. for information. please contact the School of Education and Graduate Studies at 402-872-2244.

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Complex critters concern some students KARI LYNNE REINERT

ing a floor meeting, the students were told that they would need to purchase their own traps in which to catch them. This lack of interest bothered some. "I would think that they [housing] would show more concern," said McCollum. "We pay enough that they could keep mice out." When the traps didn't work, residents had to take matters into their own hands. "Darwin was out [in the hall] with a stick trying to hit this little mouse that went into the trash closet," said JJ. Oberg. "Then it ran across the hall into my room." It had been unclear where the mice were coming from, since all complaints have stemmed from the second floor. ··r don't know how they got up here," said Oberg. "I don't know any mice that can climb up stairs. Maybe they took the mouse elevator." Paula Czirr, director of Centennial

Staff Writer As Peru students came back to school this semester, they excitedly greeted one another. After spending nearly a month at home for Christmas vacation, many were glad to take a break from their families to return to school and friends. Some students. however, were not as eager to !·eturn. Darwin McCollum and Jarod Meinheit, both seniors, returned to their dorm room in the Davidson Complex to find just what they had been dreadingmouse droppings! McCollum and Meinheit had also been tracking mice while studying for finals in December. Both generally keep their rooms clean. so seeing a mouse scurry through their suite was unsettling. Even more disturbing was not being able to get rid of it. When the subject of mice was brought up dur-

Complex, has an explanation for where the mice may be coming from. Because of the recent warm weather, Complex residents sometimes prop the outside doors open. Smelling any leftover food that may have been thrown away, the small rodents head for the trash closets. Air vents connect the rooms, and may become private passageways for the unwelcome visitors. Keeping the Complex mouse- free is a joint effort, according to Czirr. "We clean the common areas, and ask residents to do their part as well." Having no open food or drink containers in the suites may be the best way to keep mice away. She also explained the reason that residents are in charge of purchasing their own mouse-catching device. "The Complex is pretty much just like an apartment building. You would be responsible for mouse

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OF MICE AND MEN Darwin McCollum and J.J. Oberg have been mouse hunting since December. traps and that sort of thing in an apartment," she said. After capturing one mouse, McCollum is hopeful that there will

not be any more unwanted visitor5. "I just hope that we can get rid of this problem. I'd rather have bugs than mice."

Campus briefs Blood needed after Sept. 11 crisis


include students from only those states bordering Nebraska: Missouri. Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota. The new policy opens up participation in the program to not only qualifying students from all 50 states, but to foreign students as well. To be eligible for the program, students must meet certain academic criteria. Entering freshmen must rank in the top 25 percent of their high school class, or have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, or have a 25 ACT or 1130 cumulative SAT. Transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 from all previous college work, while graduate students must have a 3.5. Both must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 while attending a Nebraska State College in order to remain in the program.

Due to a shortage of blood nationwide. the PSC Student Senate is sponsoring a blood drive on the campus Feb. 12. Donations will be taken from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Student Center. To make an appointment to give blood, call 872-2329. Blood donors must be 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 110. wait 28 days after a Measies/Mumps/Rubella shot. and wan <Jne year after attempting or receiving a tattoo or body piercmg. Donors must bring phoro ID and a social security number. or a Red Cross blood donor card.

Scholars program expands outside Midwest The efforts of Nebraska's state colleges to attract gifted students and to increase enrollment received a boost at the latest Board of Trustees meeting in Wayne. NEB with the approval of the expansion of the Nonresident Scholar program. The program, which allows qualifying students from outside of Nebraska to pay in-state tuition rates at Peru State College as well as at Chadron and Wayne State, used to

of serious music, and, through cash prizes, to aid in continuing their musical education. There. are no limitations to instrumentation, style, or length of work submitted. The prizes range from $500 to $5,000. Entrants must be under 26 as of Dec. 31, 2001. Official rules and entry blanks may be requested from Ralph N. Jackson, Director, BMI

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MARINDA DENNIS Staff Writer Are you looking for a way to get your ideas heard? Would you like your opinions voiced? Then you need the Student Senate to help you. The Student Senate is here to represent the students' opinions and concerns. 'Together they try to find ways to solve the problems or to · implicate new ideas. There is even a representative to take issues and complaints to the state board of trustees. Alan Gregeren, one of the nontraditional student representatives, feels that most students don't know whom to speak with when it comes to posting a complaint of any sort. In most cases, the students who do make a complaint get sent to numerous places. This can be frustrating. Some students will give up and leave the complaint unheard. When it comes to attendance at the meetings, not too many members of the student body show up. Though this is true, the response from the student body has been much better than in the past few years. Gregersen feels that. one of the problems is that not enough students know who their representatives are. One way for recognition would be to post their pictures and names on the doors of the Senate office. Another suggestion is to have the Senators wear name tags every day or some other form of special identification to help the senators stand out. For those wishing to contact the Student Senate, there is a message folder located on their office door. Or you could attend. the meetings Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. i.n the Bur .·oak.Ri)omin·theStudent:.Center:•·

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~\.J)fPJ@l1DD&lfDl1 on Computer Club DELTA FAJARDO Whenever signs go up Staff Writer concerning ·Peru State's Computer Club, one question seems to filter through the crowds: what does the Computer Club do? "We are open to all students to help them learn more about computers and how to use them," Dr. Joe Kincaid, faculty advisor for Computer Club, said. According t.o the Computer Club's constitution, the purpose of this organization is to enhance the members' knowledge of computers, cover topics of interest to members, and to help members keep current with new technology. "We do seminars on how to publish a web page, how to use e-bay, and even how to use email. It depends on the interest of the club and all students," Kincaid said. "The area Girl Scouts need help .earning their computer badge, so we have them come in, and we take them through a workshop. We get about 25 to 30 Girl Scouts." "Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 10:00 at night in the Mac lab in T.J. Majors, we have a "WarCraft" night where we play against each other on the computers/' said Mathew Guenther, Computer Club president, and two yea:r member. "The thing I like most about the club is that it is student driven," Kincaid said. "They make .all of the decisions." "Currently we are thinking about a community project,"

Guenther said. "We try to get together with Alpha Mu Omega and help elementary kids by teaching them fun games dealing with math and computer science." ''One of our main goals right now is to do activities with the community and get more members," secretary Amanda Kemling said-a member since August 2001. Members of the Computer Club stay very active with club responsibilities. Each year they try to do two fundraisers, a seminar, training sessions, and a community project. "I'm always learning stuff," Kemling said. While some students may be resistant to joining the club because they think they won't be able to understand the technology, Kincaid and club members say that even new members can quickly become comfortable in the club atmosphere. "We try to encourage people to join and take care of fears," Kincaid said. "You don't have to know a lot about computers. You just have to have an interest in becoming aware." "It's helpful from the technology aspect," Kemling said. "The stuff you don't learn in class you can learn here, and it looks good to employers." Computer Club meets every other Thursday at 11 :00 a.m. in the A.V. Larson computer lab, so don't worry if you h~pp~n to miss a meeting. "Our next meeting is on Feb. 7," Guenther said, "and the club is open to everyone."

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Like oil and water, these two don't mix Odd Couple opens Feb. 14 at Peru State DEE SKWARDE Freelance Writer One's compulsively neat, has a back that constantly goes out, and clears her sinuses by blowing moose calls. The other has raging hormones, hasn't seen the surface. of her dining room table in years due to the trash. and eats sandwiches that are made out of either very old meat or very green cheese. They're The Odd Couple (Fei11ale Version) and their story will be told on the Peru State Theatre stage Feb. 14-17. This play, directed by George Lac~y, gives the audienc~ adose-up look at the lives of Olive Madison (played by Delta Fajardo) and Florence Unger (Druann Domangue). Based on the male versiqn of The Odd Couple, which played on Broadway, was made into a movie starring Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, then was turned into a television series, this comedy generates laughs simply because these two characters have nothing in common, yet they are best friends. Neil Simon, one of the most successful Broadway writers. penned this play. and he takes the wellknown male version of the story and

twists it to give the female perspective on sloppiness, sex, and obsession (not necessarily in that order). Lacey has updated this 1980's play by modernizing the clothing and some -0f the historical references, such as musicians' names. The female version of The Odd Couple closely follows .the plot of the male version. Olive (previously Oscar) lives all alone in an eightbedroom apartment. She's a loveable slob, and she's lonely. When Florence's husband kicks her out of their apartment, Flo moves in with Olive. And then the trouble starts. Florence (Felix in the male version) is obsessed with cleaning, cooking, and crying over her lost husband. She wheezes due to her bad sinuses, and drives everyone thoroughly crazy with her .dedication to use of glass coasters and humidifiers. Olive just wants to_ go to work, come home to a good drink, and consider the possibility of a date with a "real man." The only thing stopping her is, of course, Florence. Added to the mix are their female Trivial Pursuit buddies and two male Spaniards who are potential lovers. In this female version, poker is out and Trivial Pursuit is in. We

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The cast of The Odd Couple rehearses for its opening night. Cast members shown are (from left): Lea Swarthout, Loree Antonides, Erin Jenkins, Erin Bode, and Delta Fajardo. no longer have the Pigeon Sisters, who gave new meaning to the word "vacant minded." Now we have Manolo and Jesus Costazuela (played by Jeremy Usher and Dustin Durbin, respectively). These Spanish executives from Iberia Airlines bring flowers and candy and try to sweep Olive and Flo off of their feet-that is until Flo starts crying over her ex-

husband and children. Flo and Olive's Trivial Pursuit partners are Renee (Loree Antonides), Vera (Erin Bode), Mickey (Erin Jenkins), and Sylvie (Lea Swarthout). They each have issues that they share with the group, including a husband who is compared to a penguin (see the play to see why), and a cop who has a husband who boils

pork chops for dinner. Vera is always two beats behind her friends (she is the equivalent to the Pigeon Sisters), and Renee can share the secret of the strongest muscle in a man's.body. For more details into their private lives, see The Odd Couple. Tickets are $2.50. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 17. in the Peru State Theatre.

Ocean's Eleven hits magic number KATY SCHEEL Sta.ff Writer

than 24 hours into his parole from a New Jersey penitentiary, the charismatic thief was already rolling out Lights! Camera! Action! The pop- bis next plan. Danny orchestrates corn is popped and the dark theatre the most sophisticated, elaborate is packed. Ocean's Eleven pre- casino heist in history. miered Thursday January 17 at the In one night, Danny's handpicked Auburn State Theatre. Peru State ! !-man crew of specialists-which filled the small theatre with 147 stu- included an ace card sharp (Brad dents in attendance to enjoy the Pitt), a master pickpocket (Matt flick and to set their sights upon big Damon) and a demolition genius named stars such as George (Don Cbeadle)-to steal over $150 Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon million from three Las Vegas casiand Julia Roberts. nos owned by Terry Benedict (Andy The cast also included Andy Garcia), the elegant, ruthless entreGarcia, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, preneur who just happened to be Don Cheadle, Elliot Gould, Bernie dating Danny's ex-wife Tess (Julia Mac, Carl Reiner, Edward Jemison Roberts). and Shaoboquin. Danny Q\:eap l'o sc,ore the cash; Danny will have (George Clooney) acts quickly. Less . to,risk his life and hiS chanct:to rec-

oncile with Tess. Danny's intricate, and nearly impossible plan is a success when he scores the cash and wins the heart of his ex-wife Tess. This movie includes the basic essentials such as comedy, hot male actors, a hint of suspense and the satisfaction of seeing a great movie for free. Ocean's 11, to this day, is regarded as the definitive (and almost certainly the best) of the "Rat Pack" movies. The Rat Pack, for the few that don't already know, was in the late 50's and early 60's a group of actors who also sung, (or singers who also acted) comprising of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy



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Cosmic Fool offers unique musical vision DAN GOTSCHALL Freelance Writer Students at Peru State College often lament the lack of entertainment available in Southeast Nebraska. They may be unaw(lre of Cosmic Fool, a talented, hard-edged rock band emerging from the local music scene. Cosmic Fool is comprised of Peru State alumni Brian Steele on bass, David Radke on drums, and Peru State Senior Dan Gotschall on guitar. The band's lineup is solidified by the powerful vocals of Karma, a female singer hailing from Lincoln. The band rehearses in Nebraska City, and emphasizes playing live shows in Omaha and Lincoln. Cosmic Fool recently recorded its first demo CD, for which they are seeking a distributor. The band has been featured on. Omaha radio station Z-92's Homegrown Show, a Sunday night program featuring local music, as well as 89.7 The River's Sunday night Planet 0 show. Cosmic Fool has played at the Royal Grove, Knickerbockers, Duggan's Pub, Duffy's Tavern in Lincoln. and numerous private parties. According to Steele, fans who come to see Cosmic Fool can expect, "a high energy show with

"We're not for everybody, but I think the people that do like us will really like us a lot." - Karma songs that you can understand and relate to." Band members agree that Cosmic Fool offers a unique musical vision among the plethora of sound-alike bands dominating the airwaves. "Our songs are diverse," explains Karma. ''Plus, you don't get to see a lot of bands with girls in them that really rock out." The diversity of Cosmic Fool's sound can be accounted for by the broad range of musical styles that band members ascribe to. Influences include such disparate acts as The Police, Metallica, Jane's Addiction, and singers from the old Solid Gold television show. Steele describes Cosmic Fool's music as "hard and fast, yet still coherent." Drummer Radke calls it "punk with a harder edge, but more listener friendly, having a female singer."





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In the near future, Cosmic Fool plans to continue building their listener base and playing as many live shows as possible. Scheduled dates include a Feb. l performance at the Royal Grove, ( 19 and over, no cover) Feb. 7 at Duggan's, (21 and over, $3 cover) and a return to the Royal Grove on Feb. 23 ( 19 and over, no cover). Cosmic Fool's music can be requested by listeners of 92.3 Z-92 's Homegrown Show, aired Sunday nights at 9:30, 89.7 The River's Planet 0, aired Sundays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and 106.9 The City's local music show, aired Sundays at 10:00 p.m. For bookings or more information on Cosmic Fool, contact Steele at 402-259-2975, or inquire directly to Gotschall, who can frequently be found in the Fine Arts Building on campus. Long term goals for the band

OCEAN'S continued from page 7 Davis Jr, Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop. The movie was made in Las Vegas during the day and the stars performed gigs at night at casino's, which conveniently also featured in the film. The Vegas part of the shoot took 25 days, of which Sinatra was around for 9. He owned a 9% stake in the Sands Hotel/Casino at the time and was more than happy with

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the extra publicity it got as a result of the movie. The TV Show Entertainment Weekly gave a movie review on their E! website calling it a popcorn flick pleaser and a rating of an A-. As you can see, Ocean's Eleven is jammed packed with action, high rollers, gorgeous men, and of course everyone's favorite Julia Roberts. Something usually irks talk shows about movies, be it graphic violence, nasty language, lavish sex scenes. and the odd poor casting choice. Obviously, if there was anything wrong with this flick itJ was certainly not the cast members.: However, the only downfall abou~ this movie that I could find was tharl Julia Roberts did not speak enoug ': --which despite that "perfect smile,'; .fan 't the wor,st, th.ii:ig in the world.

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Held leaves PSC for familiar football foe SCOTT N l;LSEN

Sports Editor Peru State College is searching for their third head football coach in three years. Interim head coach Ryan Held departed the campus of a Thousa,nd Oaks this past December to take the helm at foe Oklahoma !Panhandle University. Ironically for both Held and his former players, the 'Cats will square off with the Aggies this fall. Last season. Peru State knocked off OPSU in the Oak Bowl, by a score of 30-6. "This opportunity came up for me and my family," said Held. "We felt it was important to take advantage of it." 'Tm glad I'm done," said Senior Chaney Smith. "l don't have to worry about any more coaching changes. Three changes in two

years is hard to handle." Held took over as the Bobcats interim head coach in June of2001, after Dick Strittmatter left Peru State to become the .athletic director and head football coach of Briar Cliff University, in Sioux City, Iowa. Held finished the season 5-5, with arguably one of the toughest schedules in the school's history. "Held's a good coach; I like what he did with the team," said Junior fullback Troy Ruetlinger. "He won't like what the scoreboard reads on September 13, however. He's gonna wish that he never left." So the 'Cats are searching one more time for a head coach, as well as an assistant head coach. For players like Tyler Armagost and Matt Shelsta, it will be their fourth new defensive coach in four years. "Learning a new system will be difficult," said sophomore line-

backer Jason Long. "Especially after getting used to Coach Held's don't do that with all the coaches here at Peru. I know that Bart Gray system last season." Upon his departure from PSC, . (the A.D.) is dojng the best he can to Held was gracious when discussing get us a new head coach.'~ "The players at PSC, as well as his former troops. "I appreciate everything that the the coaches, are a great group of administration has done for me. people," said Held. "They were very Ben Johnson, Ted Harshbarger, hard working and very dedicated. Kent Propst, and Bart Gray are all Peru State has a good foundation, and should look forward to the good people." Some, however, disagree with that future." So now the search goes on, and for statement. The 'Cats last game was played on November 10th, in the players, they'll go on as well. Lincoln. Held wasn't offered to They'll work as hard as ever hitting become the fullti'me head football the weights and running sprints, but coach until the December, 18th, will. the future of Peru State football when he decli,ned the position, sta.t- take a hit? One class of recruiting is ing he took the job at Panhandle. all but gone now, as most high Why the long wait? school seniors have made up their "I believe that the administration mind on where they will attend made a big mistake by letting Coach school. And unfortunately for the Held go," saidjuriior offenisve line- Bobcats, odds are the 'Cats are facman Josh Johnson. "I just hope they ing a steep uphill climb next year.

lntramuials perhaps too competitive Minor altercations cause concern amongst intramural athletes ANN.MORNIN

Staff Writer Intramurals started the semester with men and women's basketball however. the gym got a little hot when the women stepped onto the court. Monday, Jan. 21 the women kicked off at 7:30 ·in the AWAC. In game one the Bad News · Bobcats dominated, but it was the second game between Brawz-no-Jawks and Juggies that drew all the attention. There. seemed to be a lot of chaos during this game. The two teams found themselves a bit out of control as they argued with the referees along with taunting one another. There were even spectators yelling their thoughts about the game, which ended in a tie. Many of the athletes complained that the refer-. ees did not know what they were doing and many found It was difficult for them to play the game competitively and fairly. Intra.mural Director Fred Aubuchon responded by saying that all the captains of each team knew ahead of time the lack of experience his staff had. "We had a Captain's meeting before season started, and they were told that my staff had no experience with refereeing basketball and that they needed to cut them some·slack. People need to understand that we do not have certified officials," stated Aubuchon. Sophomore Jiree Carpenter feels that the Aubuchon should have better prepared his staff. ·''I-think the'.'.'infra'm\.rra:I director sb_o_u!q .hfly~

warned the referees about how competitive it gets, and he needs to have them · ready to handle these situations so the game will not get out of control," said Carpenter. Aubuchon was quick to handle the situation after it occurred. "I met with my staff and explained to them how to handle the situation better in the future. If something like this occurs again, then ejection's will be instated with no hesitation from me or my staff," stated Aubuchon. In the men's division, Photo by: Ryan Thomas the competition and rough CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG? Teams shake hands play is very consistent. after an intramurat basketball game on Monday, Jan. 28th. Wac-X, Yourmom, and . News Bobcats at ~-0, Juggies 1-0-1, Brawz-no" Simms City are undefeated with a record of 2-0. Aubuchon anticipates no more problems with Jawks 0-1-1, and the Slam Jammers 0-2. The top the g~mes. The league is being held on Monday six men's division leaders includeYour Mom at and Thursday evenings starting at 7:30. The sea- 3-0, Simms City 3-0, Ballz Deep 2-1,. Wac X 2-1, son continues until spring break followed by a and the Studs 2-1. There will be many events happening after championship tournament fpr each league. On Tuesday January 28 in the. women's division spring break. Students will be facing the chalthe Bad News Bobcats defeated Brawz-rlo-Jawks lenges of volleyball, wiffle ball, March Madness 40-28, and the Juggies defeated the Slam week, and hopefully softball. Jammers 56-24. In the men's division Simms The Intramural and Athletic Department has City defeated Put it in the hcile 65-54, Studs hired an instructor to coordinate aerobics on defeated The Grounds Keepers 56-24, Your mom Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Sessions are defeated We Suck Again 53-40, Ballz Deep currently being held from 4-5 p.m. in the Live defeated WacX 53-41, and The Water Boys Oak Room of the Student Center. There is no defeated (WB)2 51-39. charge. ... §t<1.i;t~in~~ _f<;ii:. ~~-"'::~i:!l.<?!1 :sA.iyiso9 are, ~he_ B,;td



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I I GAMES I Feb. 1- Men and women at I Newman University, I Witicha, Kansas 5:30!7:30 I Feb. 2- Men and women at I York College, York Neb. 3:00/5:00, on KNCY, 94.7 I Feb. 5- Women's basket I ball against Park College, AWAC@ 5:30 I Feb 6- Men's Basketball @ I Avilia begining @ 7:30 I Feb 9- Womens basketball I against College of St. Mary @ AWAC, beginning @ I 5:30, Men against Bellevue . I beginning at 7:30 I Feb. 12- Men and women at Haskell Indian Nations I Univ., Lawerence Kan. I 5:30!7:30 Feb. 15- Men and women I against College of the I Ozarks @ AWAC, 5:30!7:30. I Feb. 16- Men and women I against Okla. Wesleyan I Univ. @ AWAC 3:00/5:00 I Feb. 19-23 MCAC Conference Tourney, TBA I

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PSC ·women earn split SCOTT NELSEN

Sports Editor The Peru State College women's basketball team returned home from their southern road trip last week in good shape in the conference. The 'Cats moved their record to 2-3 in the MCAC, 7-16 overall, and are looking forward to key conference games coming up in the next two weeks. "If we keep working hard like we are in practice and games, things should tum around for us,"· said Junior center Jennifer Easterwood. "We want redemption against St. Mary on the 9th, because I feel we as a team have gotten a lot better. So come out and support us." The 'Cats played well against the number four ranked College of the Ozarks last Friday night, but fell short in a 80-6.8 defeat. Jamie McBride passed.the 'Cats in scoti11g with 19 points; inclt1dirig 3-8 from downtown. Tiffany Taylor also added 17 points in the loss. Peru State College would redeem themselves on Saturday, Jan. 26, as they knocked off Oklahoma Wesleyan University, in front of a hostile OWU crowd. Tayfor paced the 'Cats in scoring with 16 points and playing, while three others had double digits in scoring. "We stepped up and hit our free throws when we needed to," said

Brooke Placke. "We had some players come through in crucial moments, and everyone showed poise while playing in an intense · environment." The PSC women's basketball team't enjoying the success that they have had in the past few years. The 'Cats have a ways to go in order to defend their Conference championship: "Losing five seniors, who got ample playing time over four years, was key," said Junior point guard Jaime McBride,. on the difference between last year and this year. "Right now we're playing the players who only averaged IO .minutes a game last season and they had to step up and be that 35-40 minute player." Taylor is leading the 'Cats in scoring with 8.8 points per game. The sophomore guard from Fairfax, Missouri is shootirig .417 from the fie19, and .406 from the three point line. Jamie McBride is leading the team with assists, dishing out 49 on the season. Easterwood is averaging a team high 6.5 rebounds per game, including 69 offensive rebounds. · The 'Cats started th~ break after Christmas on a winning note. Peru State went down to the Tabor College tournament and beat · Central Christian College 74~45. Then they knocked off host Tabor College 56-44 to' win the tournament.

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Brooke Placke The 'Cats ran into a buzz saw against Doane on Jan. 8, and were defeated by the Tigers by a score of 73-39. Peru State would then pick up their first conference as they defeated Newman University by a score of 71-59, before losing to York by .a score of 54-50. · Nebraska Christian College fell to Peru State on Jan, .15, by the score of 63-18, as the 'Cats held them to 3 points in the second half. College of St. Mary's defeated1 PSC in Omaha on Jan. 19, by the score of75-42, the 'Cats would suf'.'" fer their second loss to Doane in three weeks on January 22, by a score of 66-40. The 'Cats travel to Wichita, Kan. tonight (Friday), to play Newman University, and will travel to York, Neb. tomorrow (Saturday) to face York College. The York .game can be heard on KNCY Country, 94.7 FM.

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ORIGINAL MANEUVER Senior Post Cheryl Ginn (#42) battles for a reboun~ along with teammate Sara Anderson (#21) in a game earlier this season against Nebraska Christian College.

Women's Basketball Box Scores (To week ending 1/26/02)


Blocks: Christianson (l). High Steals: Easterwood Peru State College 48 26 74 Central Christian 20 25 45 McBride- 2-4, 2-4 6 Anderson-4-6; 8 Craven-3-6. 2-4 8, Easterwood- 2-2, 4.Christianson 6-10 0-0 3·4 15. Taylor 4-6, 2·4.10, Witt-0-6, 0-3, 2-2 2. PlacRe 2-6 2-5, 0-2 7, Stehlik-3-7 1-3 7, Ginn-1-3, 2,ldeus 3-3 6. High Rebounder: Anderson, Easterwood, Christianson, Stehlik (4). High Assist: McBride 4. High Steals: !deus, 4.

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York College 26 29 54 Peru State College 24 26 50 Taylor· 5-JO 4-9 4-4 18, McBride 4·14 2-11 IO, Craven 0-9 0-3 2-2 2, ldeus:2.4 2-2 6. Easterwood-5-13, 1-511,Christianson 1-3 1-2. 3. High Rebound: Easterwood (12). High Assist: Craven (4). High Steal: Easterwood (2). Nebraska Christian 15 3 18 Peru State College 33 30 63 Witt-2-8 2-6 2-4 9. Anderson 5-14 1·4 JI. Gramatikova-5-16 3-5 13, Craven- 8-12 3-5 1-1. 20, Ginn- 3-9, 6 Christianson 2-5, 4. High Rebound: Gramatikova (13). High Assist: Witt (7). High Steal: Anderson (6). High Block: Craven(!).


Peru State College 29 39 68 College o( the Ozarks 38 42 80 Taylor 6-13 5-!0 !(,Craven 3-9 1-1 3-4 10. Easterwood 5- 11 2-4 12, Christianson I -5 2. McBride 6-13 3-8 4-6 19, ldeus 3-7 2-2 8. High Rebound: Christianson (8). High Assist: Easterwood (3). High Block: Christianson (2). High Steals: Taylor, Craven (2).

Peru State College 17 22 39 Peru State College · · 23 19 42 Doane College 28 45 73 College of St. Mary 44 31 75 Peru State College 32 38 70 Taylor- 0-2 0-2 2-2 2 McBride 0-2 0-2 1-2 I !deus- 5-6 1-2, 11, Easterwood- 4-10 3-4 ll, Oklahoma Wesleyan 23 40 63 Placke· 2-8 1-4 1-2 6 ldeus- 2-6 5.9.9 Christianson 3-5 2-3 8, Witt 0-3 2-2 2, Stehlik- ITaylor- 6-13, 1-5 3-4 16, Stehlik 2-2 1-1 5Easterwood- 1-7 2Anderson- 2-5 0-1 !7 10, Craven 2-40·15-5,9. 2 5 Steblik-0-5 0-3 6-8 Craven 1-7 1Easterwood 5-8 1-3 11, christianson 23 3-5 6 8 2·3 6, McBride 1-8 0-6 8-11, IO, High Rebound: Easterwood (7). High LOSS !deus 4-6, 8. Assist: McBride, Craven 2. High i-.;..;=""'----------...-"'-"----1--..;;.;..;.;;.;;~...;;;;..;;;..;;;...;;;.__ _ High Rebound: Stehlik, Easterwood, Steal: Anderson (3). High Block: Christianson, McBride (7). High Easterwood.(3). Assist: McBride (6). High Block: E\l.~.terwood (2). H.igh Steal: Taylor, ~,.,,_,,'------"""--+---'""--1---'"""--'I--""---- E· ..,...,.,.. .. . ,.'".,,,.,...,,..

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5, 2, Craven 3-6 0-1 2-3 8. High Rebound: Easterwood ( l I). High Assist: !deus (2). High Blocks: Easterwood, Christianson ( !). High Steal: Taylor, Christianson, Craven (l ). Doane College 35 31 66 Peru State College 18 22 46 Taylor- 2-3 0-1 0-1 4, McBride 3-8 0-4 6, ldeus2- 10 0- l. 2-2 6, Easterwood- 4-8 1-3 9. Stehlik 38 0-2 4-6 10. Christianson- 1-6 3-5, 5. High Rebound: Easterwood (I 0). High Assist: Stehlik (2). High Block: Eastwood. Witt, Christianson (1 ). High Steal: Christianson. Stehlik




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Bobcat men finally begin to gel Peru State uses four straight wins to improve record to 10-11; 3-2 MCAC RYAN THOMAS Sports Writer The Peru State men's basketball team has improved its record to IO and 11 after last weekends wins over College of the Ozarks and Oklahoma Wesleyan. Peru has also defeated Nebraska Christian College and Bellevue University since the beginning of the spring semester. Losses have come to Park, Newman, and York. Winning four straight games has boosted the team's confidence enormously. Many basketball players have commented on how they are coming together as a team and beginning to feel that they can play With anyone. ''"' Mo11!§,t\.Q)YiJ,:>on, whg J~ad:; the team in scoring, rebounding, and assists, said, "I feel that with the way we are playing as a team right now and the transitions we have made, we still have a good shot at making Nationals (Tournament) and playing with anyone there." Everyone seems to think along the same route. "It is really fun to watch our team right now, playing as well and team oriented as we are." Ryan Uphoff commented. The Bobcats played at home this Tuesday against Haskell Indian Nations University. Look for that report in the next issue of the TIMES. They then travel to play Newman University and York College this weekend. The Bobcats have lost to both York and Newman, but the team feels that they are playing very well right now and have a very good shot to win both games this weekend.

Park University 75, PSC 66 On Jan. 4, Peru's men's basketball team traveled to Park, MO. Park University jumped out to a 4-point halftime lead and Peru was never able to overtake them. Peru was defeated 75 to 66. The Bobcats shot a respectable 41 percent from the field. and were led in scoring by Maggett with 17 on 6 for 11 shooting. Maggett also had 7 rebounds in the game. Other leading scorers for the Bobcats were Montsho Wilson and Jon Brydson with 11 points respectively each. Newman University 85, PSC 70 Peru's men basketball team fell to Newman University 85 to 70 on Jan. 11 i.n a game hosted at the Al Wheeler Activity Center. The Bobcats played very well against a team that is rated lit the top Sof the MCAC. Trailing by only 5 at halftime, the Bobcats took the lead in the second halfbut eventually fell to Newman. Peru was led in scoring by Kip Shestak who had 12 points. Wilson and Steve Vanderkamp each contributed 10 points in the loss. York College 76, PSC 73 The Bobcat's dropped a home game to York College on Jan. 12 by the score of 76 to 73. The Bobcats who led by three at halftime were out scored 42 to 36 in the second period of play. The Bobcats shot 50 percent from the field and were led in scoring by Wilson, Maggett, and Vanderkamp who had 20, lo, and IO points. Vanderkamp also pulled down 6 rebounds. PSC 86, Nebraska Christian College 45 Needing a win, the Bobcat's men basketball team did just that in a quality 86 to 45 win at home on

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THAT GUY CAN JUMP A LITTLE BIT Joey Maggett (#40) wins the tip against Bellevue University last January, while Steve Vanderkamp (#44) looks on. Jan.15. Peru had balanced scoring in the win with every Bobcat player scoring except their leading scorer Wilson. Derek Knapp led the Bobcats in scoring with 14 points, including two three-pointers to go along with his 6 for 6 shooting from the field. J.J. Oberg and Maggett contributed I l points each. Wilson dished out 6 assists and Vanderkamp brought down 5 rebounds in the win. PSC 63, Bellevue University 60 The 'Cats jumped out to a 7-point halftime lead and never looked back in a 3-point victory over Bellevue, Wilson led Peru State in scoring, rebounding, and assists with 21, 7,

Men's Basketball Box Scores (To week ending 1/26/02) 1 Peru State College 30 - 36 66 Park University 34 - 41 75 Seay- 0·4, 0-2. 0 Shestak· 1-4. -1. 2-2. 4 Wilson- 3-5, 0-1. 511, II Maggett- 6-11, 5-8. 17 Vanderkamp- 3-7, 3-6, 9 Parker- 1-4, 0-1, 2 Turner- 2-4, 1-3, 5 Uphoff- 1-1, 2 Horton1-1, l-2. 3 Oberg- 1-3, 2 Brydson- 4-12, 0-1, 3-6, 11 High Rebounder: Maggett (7). High Assist: Wilson (4). High Steal: Brydson (3).



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Peru State College 38 - 32 70 Newman University 43 - 42 85 Seay- 2-8, 1-6, 5 Shestak- 5-8, l-1, 1-1, 12 Wilson- 5-13, 01. 10 Maggett- 2-9, 3-4, 7 Vanderkamp- 4-7. 2-4, 10 Parker1-4, 0-2, 2-5. 4 Horton- 1-3, 0-1. 0-2. 2 Oberg- 2-4. 1-1, 5 Brydson- 6-10, 3-3. 15 High Rebounder: Maggeu (8). High Assist: Seay. Wilson. Parker (3). High Steal: Seay (3).

10 Lemerond- 1-2, I Turner- 2-3, 2-3, 6 Oberg- 1-2, 1-2, 3 Brydson- 3-6, 0-1, 4-6. I0 Beckman- 0-1, 0 High Rebounder: Vanderkamp (6). High Assist: Wilson (4). High Steal: Maggett (2). High Block: Shestak (2).


Peru State College 40 - 46 86 Nebraska Christian College 20 - 25 45 Seay- 1-3, 0-2. 2 Shestak- 2-3, 0-2, 4 Wilson- 0-2, 0 Maggett- 5-9, 0-l, 1-4, 11 V:.nderkamp- l-2, 1-1, 3 Parker!-!, 2 Lemerond- 1-3, 1-3, 3 Turner- 3-9. 2-8, 8 Knapp- 6-6, 2-2. 0-1, 14 Uphoff- l-2, 1-2, 3 Horton- l-1, 0-3, 2 Oberg5-6, 1-2, 11 Brydson- 1-3, 2 Linder- 4-6, 8 Beckman- 2-2, 14, 5 Kliewer- 3-4, 2-3, 8 High Rebounder: Vanderkamp (5). High Assist: Wilson (6). High Steal: Lemerond, Uphoff, Horton, Oberg, Brydson, Linder. Kliewer (2). High Block: Oberg (2).


and 3, respectively. Maggett contributed 15 points and 4 rebounds in the win.. PSC 76, College of the Ozarks 63 The Bobcats won their third straight game in good fashion. The Bobcats defeated the College of the Ozarks Friday night. The Bobcats led by 9 at halftime and never looked back en route to a 76 to 63 victory. Four players scored in double figures with J .J. Oberg leading the way with 18. Also scoring in double figures were Maggett, Wilson, Shestak, and Julian Seay. Maggett scored 12 points and Maggett, Wilson, and Shestak tossed in 11. Seay and Shestak also

0-2, 0 Turner- 1-1, 1-1, 3 Horton- 2-3, 4 Oberg- 2-4. 4 Brydson- 3-7, 0-1, 2-3, 8 High Rebounder: Wilson (7). High Assist: Wilson, Seay (3). High Steal: Shestak (2). High Block: Horton (I).


Brydson- 6-9, 2-6, 14 High Rebounder: Maggett (8). High Assist: Wilson (7). High Steal: Shestak, Vanderkamp, Parker, Oberg (I). High Block: Shestak (2).

Peru State College 42 - 34 76 College of the Ozarks 33 - 30 63 seay- 3-7. 1-2, 4-5. 11 shestak- 3-5, 1-2. 4.5, II Wilson- 5-10, 0-1, 1-3, 11 Maggett- 5-7, 01, 1-3, 12 vanderkamp- 3-5, 2-3, 8 Parker- 0-3, Conference Overall 2-4, 2 Lemerond- 1-1, 2 Oberg- 8-11, 2-2, 18 Team Win Loss Win Loss Brydson- 2-5, 4 r.-:"=-.....----:--~-""=:";;.;;;..+_..~-..,.--=;;.;;;.--·I High Rebounder: Seay, Shestak (7}. High Assist: Seay, Shestak, Wilson (2). High Steal: 2 Lemerond (2). High Block: Seay, Shestak (3).


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Peru State College 34 - 29 - s· = 68 Oklahoma Wesleyan 31 ..;. 32 - 4 67 Seay- 1-3, 1-3, 3 Shestak" 3-8, 3-4, 9 Wilson6-14, 0-1, 3-4, 15 Maggett- 8-13, 16 Peru Sta ollege 37 _ 36 73 Peru State College 32 - 31 = 63 Vanderkamp- 1-3, 2 Parker- 0-2, 2-2, 2 . York Col 34-42o;(6. BellevueU11iversity25-35=60 ,LelJleronli-.ll,J,()-.l,0,Turner-1-2, 1-1,3 Haskell Seay3, 2-2,5.Shesfo:k; 3-5, 2-~. 0-3, 8 Wilson- 10Seay- 1-4, 0-2, 2 Shestak- 1-3, 2-2, 4 Wilson~ 7-16, l-1, p,,6, · Upl\"ff.,l-2; 2.Hor,t(\llr 1-h 2 Oberg-0-1, o Fl?0.4. £(} Maggett• 3-6; 0-1, -4•5; W· V:tnderkamp- Z-4;6• 7; - - Zl· Mirgg"-et_t·_5_·_12"-,-0_·....;1;_5-_6"-,..i_5_V_a_nd_er_k_am_,p_-·_l<_5'-2_P_a_rk_er_-----·-·-·-·---·-·--· , - - - - - - · - ·_._.,


pulled down 7 rebounds each. PSC 68, Oklahoma Wesleyan 67 OT The Bobcats beat a quality opponent in Oklahoma Wesleyan on Saturday Jan. 26, in overtime. Peru State led by 3 at halftime, before falling behind in the second half, tied the game to send it into overtime, and outscored Wesleyan 5 to 4 in overtime to collect the win. Maggett and Wilson led the Bobcats with l 6 and 15 points respectively. Maggett also pulled down 8 rebounds. On Saturday, KNCY, 94.7 FM will broadcast the 'Cats crucial conference game with York, beginning at roughly 5 p.m.

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Bathrooms with a view! Good news for all students and faculty looking forward. to the re-opening of the Hoyt Science Building--you can enjoy the campus scenery ¡ while washing your hands or blowing your .nose, or you know, whatever. goes on in bathrooms. The newest addition to the Hoyt Science Building is the latest in campus cr:eature comforts- the "See-Thru Lavatory." Not only will the bathroom feature space-aged toilets and hand driers, but also a fantastic view of construction workers. Of course, construction workers and students can also peer into the bathroom interior. Bill "Bo" Bagins, a senior last Above: year, was one of the lead A look from the designers on the project, or at outside at the new least he thinks he was. "Since I first floor men's graduated from PSC with my and women's rest architecture degree, I've been rooms in the Hoyt wanting to show off my talents. Science Building. I've always thought that we need to improve the views on Right: campus here at PSC. What Hey, we forgotto better than to have these scenic install urinals! bathrooms for all to enjoy?" Well, at least the windows are in. A Junior Molly McButter, a math Peru State student major, was excited. "I'm excitpradices his form ed. Now I can work on my stato the delight of a tistics project to find out how curious onlooker. many men wear boxers or briefs." Senior Phil McCracken was not as thrilled. "I'm not as happy about the situation. The Hoyt building is where I always used to go to, um, read the Peru State Times. Now where can I go to get a moment of peace?" worn by John Travolta in Saturday Night fever + packing accessory used by students weekly + 24 cans of alcholic beverage in a box = Leisure suitcase of beer! This one is a doozy!: Road to Peru+ Clear YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THE LATE NIGHT soda + what students do after drinking too USA NETWORK SHOW "SMUSH," NOW PLAY "PERU MUSH!" No no, not the cafete- much + Morgan Hall RD = Highway 67 -upchuckl~ir~l'. ria food- it'.s the game show! Check this one out: Seasonings on tables in cafeteria +favorite pizza topping + second For example: Color of water in Peru+ PSC place in Rose Bowl= football field + last resort in the cafeteria = Salt and Pepperonebraska Yellowoakbowl of cereal. . And this one: Per~ gas, station + f:arpe Diem Try this one on foi:; ~i.z~: '?.Os style of ~utfit



That's right. all your favorite teachers, as 12 inch dolls, ready for you to collect! Many figures will come with accesories, such as a satchell for the Dr. McCrann English department doll, and a Scantron sheet for the Judy Grotrian accounting department doll. Expectations are high for the new year's line up of teachers. Sophomores Mack Zorris and Chuck Fluck were excited and waiting in line at the Bobcat Eookstore, hoping to be the first customers. 'Tm excited," said Mack Zorris. "I'm waiting in line!" exclaimed Chuck Fluck. 'Tm hoping to get a couple of the Zoon Wood rookie action figures," Zorris commented. "You remember how fast the price on those Paul Hinrichs mathematics : department figures went up in value, so I need to get mine now." Fluck reported, "I used to have a couple rookie McCranns, but my mom threw them out, along with an my baseball cards." ''Those babies are worth a fortune now." The figures will have movable j arms and legs, and the heads will I swivel around in a circle, like when you try to bring in your term paper a week late. ~



+popular spring break destination in Florida = Caseize the Daytona beach Here's a good one: Forcast in February + Large city one hour away + Commander-inchief of PSC + Boblnn special= Snowmaharshbarger and fries And lastly: Three unpaid parking tickets + a guy's prom flower+ accessory for head during winter + what you lose in the Complex parking lot = Car boutinear muffier! NOW YOU TRY PERU MUSH! Send us your "mushy" statements, and we'll put 'em on the back page for everyone to complain about. , )


Fighting broke out last week among construction crews who were trying to get the best parking spots on campus. "All the good sidewalk parking is gone by 7:00 ' a.m.," reported one construction member. "I had to get here at 6:00 a.m. so I could park directly across the most popular sidewalk," he continued. "Any time I can get in the students' way, well, that just makes my day." Construction crews filed out of nearly every building on campus to get into the fight. Any one with a van or pickup truck got involved, r trying to defend their right to park ; on all the sidewalks on campus. It;, ended quickly, as Two Me.n And Truck drove straight through the. crowd. Students who witnessed thd altercation were shocked and~ amused.¡



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Building revamped for new art home house a variety of artistic areas, including sculpture, pottery, paintEditor-in-Chief ing, drawing, metal work, printing For the past eighteen years, and two and three-dimensional Professor of Art Ken Anderson has design. been lurking in the catacombs of the "Most of the metal shop tools. we Old Gym-until the of are going to surplus out [along with] this school year. Since then, the Old the woodworking tools as well," he Gym has been gutted, the Industrial said. "We'll even have a welding Technology program has effectively area-it'll be great." met its demise, .and in the midst of While the wood and metal shops the chaos, Anderson has found a still need to be transformed, R.J. new home for the PSC Art Wollanburg, a senior criIJ1inal jusDepartment. tice major, is impressed with the art The difference has been night and department development this year day for Anderson and his students thus far. ' since moving from the Old Gym to "I think it's looking good; y6u can the A.V. Larson building. The for- see a lot of progress from the beginmer Metal and Wood shop bays of ning of the semester," he said. A.V. Larson have been transformed 'The increased space opens up into what Anderson believes to be more room for faculty, and even one of the best collegiate art facili- though Anderson is currently the ties in the state of Nebraska. only foll-time faculty member, Perhaps what is most important, potential additions are on the immehowever, was that such a change has diate horizon--including a possible had little effect on classes offered Graphic Arts program as soon as Fall 2002. A candidate has been all for PSC students this year.¡ "The transition has been very but hired for the position, according smooth," Anderson said. "We start- to Anderson. "The only thing we're waiting for ed moving the day after finals, with a lot of cooperation from the admin- is the guy .to sign the [contractual istration and all the students, and we agreement]," he said. "I don't have his letter of intent yet, but he's verfinished before school started." Certainly, moving an entire bally agreed through me." Graphic design courses naturally department is a daunting task in any situation, but moving a department expand into Computer Science, . that had been established for such a since many of the skills and instruclong period of time required a tion of graphic design will take tremendous amount of work and place on computers. No plans have been made as to whether there will cooperation. "I was here last year and this is a be a cross-listing between majors. "There will be several classes that big improvement from where we were before," said Art Major JayCie will probably be good for different Hathaway. "This is much bigger, majors to take, and business stu[with] more room and more equip- dents could be interested in some of ment, and we don't have to keep the web design classes,", Anderson moving from room to room-here, added. "It is a little hard to speculate we can have different classes going what kind of classes there will be, but that is why we've got this candion at the same time." Interior construction is set to con- date to determine what will be tinue for some time. Much of the taught." Education student~ will be happy mechanical hardware still remains in the Larson bays, but Anderson is to know that the art exploration confident that most of it can either classes to be offered will have an be sold or put to artistic use. The improved look and feel, ¡so Art/ , . pye;~a)l art f<;cjltty. rv,ilJ .e;".,e,Ufl\~Hy , Education students can get their fill


of hands-on learning. "Students will be able to do the hands-on stuff along with the lecturing in the same room, ';Vhich is something we couldn't do before," Anderson said. Anderson does not shy away from confidence when he describes his new art home, and he has made the transition from a crusty gym base ment to an expansive artistic home

with ease and enthusiasm. PSC may soon see a boost in recruiting potential art majors, according to the veteran art professor. "I've been at several colleges visiting from time to time, and our art department, facility wise, is going to be. as good or better than any in the state, and you can take that [comparison] to Kearney, UNO, or anywhere."

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with Cam Pentland

I can't help it. This is like the Rose Bowl every day of the week for a Canadian. I implore you to tum on NBC every night of the week so you can catch a glimpse of World-Class skiing and speed skating. Oh, you've never seen it before? You're missing out-on the blood. For the uninitiated who thinks that the Winter Olympic games consists of a bunch of people dancing around on skates, think again. Unlike the Summer Olympics, where events like "speed walking" and "synchronized sv,;imming" put miJ!ions of viewers to sleep, the Winter Games offer something a little more for the viewing audience: danger. That's right. Unbridled'danger. Nearly every Winter Olympic sport has the· athlete poised on the brink of death, adding that subtle psychotic element to the "swifter, higher, stronger" motto. Take Ski Jumping for instance. You start at the top of a nearly 400-foot tower, ski down a track, gaining immense speed, then leap in the air at the apex of a jump that throws you well over 350 feet over the crest of a small mountain. You're expected to land on your skis, by the way, although many jumpers· don't quite make it. People train to do this. It's. not a joke. If it is, it is the most insane joke I've ever seen. And don't even rret me started about the sleds ortsBoqsleigh, Luge, :nd the latest death race acii;J.e~ to tht; · · · · · • · " ··· · ""' · ""' -·" ·• •. ·.·-

mix, Skeleton, are all about cheating death. Have you ever seen a 375-pound bobsleci.flip over at ninety miles an hour? Or a Skeleton racer on a flimsy metal sled misjudging an embankment head-first? There's a reason why they call it breakneck speed, you know. One sport that people might not know of is the Biathlon. This combines the endurance of CrossCountry Skiing with the accuracy" of target shooting. The athletes essentially .ski around a course with rifles on their backs until they are ready to shoot targets at each range along the track. When the competitive juices get flowing, you can't tell me that one of the guys near the back of the pack hasn't thought once or twice about picking off some of the competition, which is a little frightening, if you ask me. But the deadliest sport of them all-some would call it the Canadian equivalent to bowling-has got to be Curling. Eight vicious competitors face down each other at the end of a 150-foot slick sheet of ice, armed with gigantic stones: The goal? To scream at each other at the top of their lungs while they hurl such forty pound rocks at each other with impunity. Ok, ok, so I may be slightly embellishing the details about Curling here, but don't think for one minute that you can't'put yourself in harms way out there between the rings. A curling rink is not unlike the octagon of death. If you think for one minute that sliding a fortypound rock down the ice when you're three sheets to the wind isn't dangerous, well. . .' let's just say I've got a . pretty scar on ~he back o~ my head that will pro;e otherwrse;J-f•you"d·ltke'tQsee.., "',, ~-: · :. ··


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Wh·y··a·re·:'VOU'"h·ere?···with Ken· Hastings You know how at the beginning of each the semester there seems to be more free time and classes aren't as difficult. I also know there is more money in my bank account. At the end of the semester, there's no time at all, tons of tests and papers, and just a bunch of·bad checks in my bank account. It seems like the first half the semester is a blur of late night_s, too many ·parties, and . cottonmouth mornings. Where's the sense of balance? I went this last weekend, and realized just how far I had fallen into the depths of depravity. Have any of you noticed this? I know many students are working hard for the whole semester, and don't get out of control. Then there are those students who went to the

bar on the Thursday we had classes cancelled, and prayed to the Gods of beer and snow that ~chool will be cancelled on Friday also. I was one of those students. What's going on in my head? How does the college experience create this evil alter-ego that makes me go against what I know is the right thing to do, like going to. all my classes,.and not stayip.g ou£.too late? rm a non-traditional student, for pete's sake. We non-trads have a reputation as nerds who gets "A's" in all their classes, and give teachers polished apples every week. So anyway, I'rn at home last weekend, and I get a shot of reality. I'm graduating this May, and I need to get moving on job applications. There are resumes to send out, interviews to set up, and I suppose I' 11

have to shave. The truth is, when you're in school, there are a whole new set of rules that apply, or so it seems. You can go to class hung over. Finishing all your assignments on time is more of a guide than a rule. If you stay up late, you can just nap between classes the next day. Doing. something' di:tmb qt a pqrty is if everyone laugtis about it the next day~ Of course, none of these rules apply in the world outside of school, unless you graduate, and decide to buy a bar. I guess all I'm trying to do here is remind myself (and you) not to go too far. It's easy to do in eollege, and just like ice cream, the good stuff is ahvays bad for you. You can eat the ice cream, just try not to eat the whole carton.

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SENIOR "/ like to get candy and gifts from people. It costs an arm and a leg for a dozen roses. I always spend way too much."

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Contributine Staff Marinda Dennis Delta Fajardo Gra:ce Johnson Ann Momin Kari Lynne Reinert Katy Scheel Tyree Sejkora

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T.J. Majors temperature control KEN HASTINGS Staff Writer

For those of you who do not have classes in T. J. Majors this semester, you have missed the ladders" open ceiling panels, and odd noises coming from inside the walls. The heating and cooling system for the building is being updated

from a pneumatic (air) controlled valves) could be stuck open or stuck system to a direct digital (electron- closed." . ic) controlled system. Students and instructors had This will allow for more accurate mixed opinions of the system temperature control in each room. change over process. "I think the Project manager for the renova- whole process is going very well, tion, Joe Sykora of Control Logic, the workers are very accommodatsaid this was a difficult system to ing," said Accounting Instructor work on because classes were in Judy Grotrian. session, and change over of room Senior Ryan Jacobsen thought controls had to be done whenever some of his classes were pretty possible. loud. "Even with the door shut, it "This is called a seamless switch was pretty distracting." over," said Sykora, "but it was a Senior John Wafel didn't seem to hard system to work on because we mind. "I wasn't bothered at all by ha(i-to rep~~c~ atr;tn~:&1a:p{'teum:iitic · the campus improvements." valves with efociroiric ones.'; The renovations are expected to be "There were air leaks and valves completed in the next two weeks. that were worn out, so that they (the


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GETTING WIRED- Project manager Joe Sykora sets up the new digital sytem in the basement of T.J. Majors.

Safety concerns addressed MARINDA KAYE DENNIS Staff Writer

Photo by: Kari Lynne Reinert

GIVING FROM THE HEART- Tyree Sejkora prepares mentally and physically to give blood during a drive sponsored by the Student Senate ...

exceed goal of 65 KARI LYNNE REINERT Staff Writer Many students, faculty, and staff ate as many cookies, sandwiches, and juice as they wanted, and all it cost them was a unit of blood. The American Red Cross blood mobile rolled into town Tuesday, February 12, in search of donors. They found plenty of people willing to help. B lood was donated by 76 people, and Over a dozen of those were ·f1'rst time donors. Tai Halalilo, a senior and Student Senate president, was exoited with the turnout. "I am really encouraged that we had walk-ins who wanted to help," she said.

schedules, and other conflicts, some of the people who had signed up in advance to give blood were unable to donate. Student Senate had set an original goal of receiving 65 units of blood. To reach this goal, they put up fliers, passed out sign up sheets, and even dressed up as a drop of blood to entice students, faculty and staff to volunteer. Many students who couldn't give blood donated their time and efforts _in other ways~ includiiig registering, escorting, and serving at the canteen. After exceeding the goal, the drive was deemed a success. Although in the past it has been an annual even, Halalilo was hopeful for the future. "We would like to have this event

Do you feel safe on campus? Would you like to feel safer7Jf you are concerned, then perhaps it is time to get acquainted with your local security guards. "I think we have a few safety concerns," states Jeremy Muckey, a junior in history pre-law. One of the problems he feels needs to be addressed is the fact that there are no accessible phones on the campus at night. Les Stonebarger, Chief of Security, says that he has brought this to the attention of the safety committee. Though nothing has been done as of yet, -he is hoping that future actions will be taken. Stonebarger has been with Peru State College for eight years. He says that he took the job because of all the contact he would be able to have with the students. "If there are any concerns, I would

like the students to bring them to me," he said. During his time here, he has done everything from unlocking car , _q09rs,to. b1,1sting c;m-camplis alcohol offenders. But for_ Stonebarger, the best part of the job comes w\len .Stu- -dents need help from the local campus law. A few students have complained about not being able to get a hold of security on the weekends when they need something opened. The explanation for receiving voice mail on the weekends is that there are no guards on duty from 8 am to 4 pm. This is because the weekend guards are resting up for another long grueling night on the job. According to Stonebarger, the only calls received at that time are for maintenance purposes. Some students have complained that the new security radios in use that were designed for better response times have actually worked against that idea.

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The fact is, there is a delay between the final ring and the voice answering on the other end. This requires a short wait for a response. fy{any students have been concerned about safety along the path between, the main :.campus; ap(l: the complex, finding .the lighting insufficient to walk alone in the evenings. However, Stonebarger reminds students that security guards are always available for a night escort, and that efforts have been made to improve visibility along the path. "I came in on a weekend on my own time and trimmed it (the brush) last fall before school started," said Stonebarger. The sidewalk between A.V._ Larson and the complex has also seen some safety improvements this year. Efforts to improve security have been made, but students and staff who have security concerns may contact Stonebarger in the Security Office at 245-2411.

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Extra curricular - take on new activities, stay active on campus, aerobics, exercising, co-ed stunting How could you improve PSC? by improving communication between students and staff and advertising better for events and functions Favorite quote - "If you want something better, do it yourself!"

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Snow days mean bumps and bruises up with entertainment. For those there is great disappointment if the ever seen," said Hodgkiss, adding lacking sleds, garbage bags and weather remains fair throughout the that this was also the first time that he had ever been sledding. mattresses worked well for attack- entire season. Having a snow day was a new Chris Hubbard, a freshman from ing one of the many slopes around campus.. Others attempted a mid- concept for some students experi- Hempstead, Texas, agreed that Nebraska's winter weather was afternoon snow football game at the encing their first Nebraska winter. For Jon Hodgkiss, a freshman much different from Texas. "Instead Oak Bowl. Some students who were not will- from Georgetown, Texas, having a of snow days, we have flood days," ing to brave the icy wind and 8 inch- snow day was a first time experi- said Hubbard. "We only see snow in es of snow opted to hibernate for the ence. "I got to sleep in until noon. our deep freezer!" day, relying on George Foreman This is the most snow that I have grills, Easy Mac, and daytime television. Due to a feeling of invincibility, or stupidity, there seemed to be a lack dents were eager to jump out of bed. of concern about injuries that might Those who ran to the window saw a come from doing multiple daredevblanket of snow covering' the il stunts in the cold conditions. ground, streets, and cars. Those who Because this is "the campus of a ran out into the hallway were greetthousand oaks," it is difficult to find ed by RA announcements that a decent sledding hill that does 11ot school had been cancelled for the contain a plethora of trees. That· fact day. did not slow down the steady stream By early afternoon, the streets of KARI LYNNE REINERT of sledders, snowboarders, or even Peru had been cleared. Eager stuStaff Writer those with inner tubes from attempt- · dents emerged from inside with Warning: snow days may be haz- cabin .fever, ready to take out their. ing X-Game quality stunts over rnan~made tarrlP'S anetji:unps. .. ::~d.~~N~;r~9.:.dY~\Jh.. ~; ~!1ft~tp.;,··i¥hany stu- aggressions with snowballs on .,, P,11,9!9.~ by; Krystin, Murray Most students from Nebraska and ents 1oun t 1s out as t e school . . . • ~ .• ;., ~ '>·,•:c. "'fl'' ,~, ... = .,, . , ,.,U{lSlJSQec;tmg ~tl!,d~11ts, dive down_, was ,.g.ven' •rts ' n:st. uay'.oir' 'ror ' steep' hills, 'and relieve the ten~iort the. surrtmriding• states have come to LOOK MOM- l'M FLYING! Peru student goes airborn on an expect "inclement weather" as a inner tube down one of many slopes in the area. "inclement weather" this term. from classes and homework. part of the school year. Snow days As alarm clocks went off around After the surprise snowfall, some (Top left) Onlookers are amazed at the feats of one sledder on are scheduled into calendars, and campus on Thursday, Jan. 31, stu- students had to be inventive to come the hill behind the Davidson- Palmer complex.

Students take advantage of inclement weather

Criminal Justice major approved Nebraska's Commission for Post Secondary Education approved a criminal justice major at its meeting Jan. 24. It will be available .for enrollment this fall. There will be two areas of emphasis: administrative and counseling. The administrative emphasis will

focus on the skills needed to compete in the field against those who have the same amount of experience. The counseling option will focus on the skills required for working with people in individual and group settings. • To help save on costs, existing classes have been revised, combined, or eliminated. Though some

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PSC band liits road The PSC band has taken their music to the road. They packed everything up fot their annual winter tour Feb. 13 and 14. The two bands performing were the concert band and jazz band. They started their performance at Nemaha Valley, in Cook, and continued on to McCool Junction on Wednesday. Thursday was spent performing at Shickley, Neb. Their tour came to an end in Deshler, Neb.

Choral Festival The Peru State Choral Festival Honor Choir will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26. Rehearsals will be held throughout the day. The performance is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the College Theatre. It is open to the public. The 175-member Honor Choir is based. on recommendations from the

The part1c1pating sqhqols are . at .qty. High., S<;:~,091, wa1k:ins . SyracµseJ,JighSchool, Pawnee City High School, Omaha Skutt Catholic High School, Weeping Water Public The regional competition for School, Tecumseh Public School, National History Day will be held Waverly School District 145, on campus, Friday, Feb. 22. Nebraska Center for the Visually The District contest is open to stuImpaired, Fort Calhoun High dents in the junior division (grades School, Southeast Consolidated, 6-8) and the senior division (grades Beatrice High School, and Wilber- 9-12) who reside in Cass, Otoe, Clatonia Public School. Nemaha, Johnson, Pawnee, and Richardson Counties. For more information, contact Dr. There will be an Open House on Crook at ext. 2279. Monday, Feb. 18. It will be held for all prospective PSC students and their families from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is a good chance to meet with proThree members of the football fessors, .current PSC students, and team have been selected as NAIA other personnel of PSC. Prospective students attending the Scholar Athletes. To be recognized, they must mainOpen House will be entered in a tain at least a 3.5 GPA, be a junior random drawing for two scholaracademically, and be a productive ships valued at $250. For more information about the member of the football team. Those chosen are Ross Luzum, Open House program, contact the PSC Office of Admissions at l-800- Troy Rueutlinger, and Tyler Armagost. 742-¥J~, pr .e~ma!CJaneHe ¥ora_n, <~ f <;.,< ~ebraska






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Bob Inn changes confusing to.students KA.TY SCHEEL

Staff Writer The students at Peru State campus are not only faced with construction changes, but can also look forward to future changes at the Bob Inn. The biggest concern by students and faculty so far is the recent change of ordering food at the far end of the Bob Inn. According to David Tisdale, general manager of the Bob Inn/cafeteria, students are concern~d about t~~ cor.venien:e · pf recei'{ing food .·and othet pi;qdµd~. . . . on th ego. "The number one reason for ordering your food at the far end of the Bob Inn and paying at the front is to speed up the service," Tisdale said. "The second reason is to clear the traffic bottleneck that was created at the door last semester,'.' he added. Tisdale is not wholly convinced that the cash register is in the right spot, and he is currently looking irito rHcrVirtg•ffiejcash regiSter to the other end. Students wonder whether there are free refills or if it is just a one time stop at the pop machine. Tisdale has the answer to that question. "We don't do free refills because for the fact that the facility is being treated as you can come in and grab a product and sit out in the cafeteria or the Bob Inn. ff you are in a big hurry 'and ne~d t.o: dash across the campus, I ha·v~ 'prb.v'id~d ike· bp~brtunity for you to come in and get it to go," said Tisdale. Some students have complained

there are no signs posted on the pop machine or the food menu informing students and faculty that there are no refills. The Bob Inn allows students and faculty to purchase items such as candy, gum, cookies, ice cream, and beverages, which are located at the front and far ends of the room. At the beginning of the semester, students and faculty had the opportunity to purchase such items with their meal card. This policy has n.ow .· cl1anged to G~Si1 ·· only, eliminatin~ .the option .·to.l).se mea:l.c.ards for purchasing~· convenience . foods at the Bob Inn. According to Tisdale, "It was our mistake. The whole purpose of your meal plan is for meals, and those are convenience items. That is not to say that you cannot use your meal card on points." The points plus plan offers different packages that can be put on students.',· -The. business office offers more information about the program. Tisdale believes that there are going to be many positive changes in the future and said, "Our marketing director for Sodexho has been up here and visiting with core students. We want to do the Bob Inn the way that it needs to be done, but yet we want to make it as enjoyable for the students that want to come in there and eat You are going to see ·thing~ rriove around a little bit, . because we are still trying to ·speed up service and get your food out as fast as possible." One favorable change this year has



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the prices down for the students, yet allow the opportunity [for students] to get a lot of food for $ 4.50," he said. However, students will have to purchase juice, milk, and water in the cafeteria since the Bob Inn does not offer these items for meal plan purchase. On the other hand, a cook is on staff in the Bob Inn to make meal items to specification for students which is an option for meal

DECKER'S Food Center 623 5th Street · Peru, NE


plan participants. During the weekends at Peru State, students can utilize the Saturday and Sunday morning brunch, offering casseroles and different items. Sodexho aims to meet the needs of a changing campus, and students are encouraged to express their comments and concerns to Tisdale or on comment cards provided . by Sodexho.

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Staff Writer Delta Fajardo Working with exceptional children can be one of the most rewarding experiences an educator can have. At PSC, the Council for Exceptional Children (C.E.C.) is one of many education clubs that help students learn more about incorporating special education into their regular classrooms. Despite a period of inactivity, the C.E.C. is coming out in force, and determined to become rooted among other educational clubs and associations. "The purpose of this club is to allow students a chance to talk about common interests concerning special education and get involved with kids and local schools," Pat Rippe, C.E.C. advisor, said. "It's a special education organization, so we just kind of help with students with disabiliti~s," Junio,r Carmen Eppens said. Often, working with exceptional students can be a daunting task for young educators, but the C.E.C. hopes that the experience provided will help allay fears about having the skills necessary to effectively work with exceptional children. "One advantage is working with and learning more about special education kids," said C.E.C. president Holly Booe. "Trying to help \Ms and learning about differences


C.A.B.: Feb. 18 - "African Culture and its Realities" Seku Neblett, an African drum presentation. Feb. 20 - "AfricanAmerican Soldiers in the Civil War: Fighting on Two Fronts," by Spencer Davis, a story of African-American soldiers in battle and their struggle for equal treatment in the Union army. Feb. 21 - Motown Music by Chicago Rose 11:15 - 12:45, Student Center.

Campus Crusade for Christ: Every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Student Center.

Photo by: Delta Fajardo

COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN advisor Pat Rippe, and members Maggie Wesely, Carmen Eppens, and Sara Marrs talk about upcoming events. in schools is a good thing."

Membe.r:s.oft:pi:igt:<imp·have defr~ · nitely.:m:itde.theil' ..mark·if! helping out schools with special· education programs, noting that many schools lack materials to aid special education students. "We donated books to ESU #4 preschool for disabilities last semester," Rippe said. The organization is also running a pop tab community service for the Ronald McDonald House that will run all semester. Students are encouraged to drop off their pop can

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tabs either in .t.he St~d~nt Center .·.Senate office\ or· in the Educ~fioii .office·in: TJ.: Majors: .. , The Council, along with other education clubs at Peru State, are · responsible for hosting the annual Spring Job Olympics. The competition promotes the collective effort of organizations to provide positive reinforcement of special education along with general public awareness. This year will be the 11th Annual Job Olympics, held on April 11. "Job Olympics is a competition where students with disabilities compete in games emphasizing on job related skills," Rippe said. The organization offers many benefits to students who are interested in joining the club. It meets every second Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in T.J. Majors room 230. All students are welcome to participate and to become active in special education issues. "We _are still taking members," Eppens said. "They can contact Mrs. Rippe in the Education Department." So far, members of C.E.C. believe that the organization has been a boost not only in their awareness, but their involvement has also given them valuable experience working in diverse educational situations. "It gives me opportunity to help students," Sophomore Maggie Wesely said. "I wouldn't have done service things like the donations if I hadn't have jo~ne.d: .It's helped me meet pe~ple, it;s- good on a resume~

and thoµgh I am not ari officer,)t helps ·rrie bfa foader." · . · •. • •.. · . · .. Senior· Sara Marrs agrees. ''It's good to meet new people and get involved in activities," she said. C.E.C. does provide many professional advantages for students not only in the special education field, but als.o in education in general. "I think that they may want to meet with other organizations like at conferences," Rippe said. "We did go to national conventions at one time. We even had two secondary special education guys go _to an internatfonal competition with a project." C.E.C. offers Educator's Liability for $12 that you have to have for practicum or student teaching," Rippe stated. "Members also get two journals and a newsletter." This cost is half of what many students would _pay when they become .part of the PSEA, so students. benefit from the cheaper cost as well. The C.E.C. is happy to tout that membership is very cost-effective for potential members. However, Rippe believes that students need not be motivated by the pocketbook, since the intrinsic benefits of working with exceptional children are well worth the time and cost. "I don't have to sell C.E.C. because most special education majors see. that this is a developmental opportunity," Rippe said. "It shows an attitude about the profession itself and thoj>e with disabilities, and you can be an advocate for this group-Of people."·

Computer Club: Every other Thursday at 11:00 a.m., AV Larson Computer Lab. Feb. 21. English Club: Artist Contest. $50 prize. Due March 1. Call '2$8L JIAE!eting every Thursday 11:00 a.m. in Fine Arts 212.

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Conference March 23 at 9:00 a.m. to 4;00 p.m. in the Student Center. Students-$15. Non-students$25. Call 2423. M.E.N.C.: Raffling off DVD Player, $50 gift certificate to Best Buy, Riverdance tickets, and more. $1 per ticket, and $5 for 6. Raffle ends March 14. Meetings every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in Fine Arts 111 (Choir Room.)

P.S.E.A.: Volunteers are needed for the Dr. Seuss Birthday Party Feb. 28~ March 1. Contact Education Office- #2244 Student Senate: Petitions for President, Vice President, and Senator at Large due Feb. 18. The bloodmobile was held Feb. 12; thanks to all who showed up to donate. Applications tor Student Representative to the Board of Trustees are due Feb. 18. Ten PSC senators attended leadership conference in Maryville, MO Feb. 1-3. Please continue to collect pop tabs for thr:; Ronald McDonald house. Campus wide food committee rne~tif!g is Feb. 20..Location and time, TBA. ..

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RYAN THOMAS Sports Writer Have the rah-rahs at PSC now fall-

·n on deaf ears? The PSC cheer,:iading squad, sponsored by Nancy ::ooper and assisted by Kim Cole, \as gone through some staff thanges in the past three years, and ;articipation in the cheer program ~as dropped off dramatically. ~poradic attendance at recent athlete events on the part of the squad has aised some questions. However, the iUestion of some Peru fans isn't, Are we supporting our cheer!ead:rs enough?" but instead, "Are we upporting our cheerleaders at all?" Students who attend athletic )Vents express a variety of opinions. jome feel that PSC athletics would ie better off without the squad at all. 'reshman Brian DuBois believes hat the athletic atmosphere at PSC Jst does not support a cheer pro:ram. "I feelthat cheerleaders are hot all hat important in a small sch.ool like ieru," he said. ' On the other hand, freshman ' eremy Usherthinks that cheering is n import~nt part of school spirit. "Cheerleading is essential because 1ey [promote] good sportsmanship. is neat to see the cheerleaders ump up the crowds at sporting vents," Usher said. Obviously, PSC cheerle.aders-are Jpportive not only of the vahJe of ,eir program, but are also proud of ~e athletic merit and skill required ,) cheer. "How can people not call cheer•iading a sport when we (her and ellow cheerleaders) practice two

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CHEERLEADERS perform stunts during a daily practice session in the AWAC. hours a day and condition just like all other student athletes here?" said cheerleader Co-Captain Sarah Rice. Co-Captain Jessica Nyeberg and Abby Spicer agree about their efforts to support athletics here at PSC. Like any other program, the Cheer

squad requires a modest amount of financial support in order to develop athletic skill · and teamwork. Unfortunately, what many students fail to realize is that the Cheer budget isn't much at all. In fact, each cheerleader receives a stipend of $150 per semester. while on the

Students needed for mock U. N. PSC's School of Arts and Sciences is spon- Existing Landmines in Cambodia," "Measures ming a student delegation to WestMUN X, a to Eliminate International Terrorism," and aodel United Nations conference to be held "International Convention Against the ~pril 10-13 in Oxnard, Calif. Reproductive Cloning of Human Beings." Representing China, the PSC delegation will Expenses include a $50 nonrefundable rreet once a week between now and April 8 to deposit, meals, and personal expenses. pare for the conference. Students must also be willing to ride 1,500 elegates should be interested in internation- miles in a van with other students. peace and be able to miss at least four days Transportation, registration, lodging, breakclasses without damagjng their grades. fast, ahd the· Saturday night banquet will be The conference will simulate the activities sponsored by PSC. ~Id at the U.N. Activities include workshops At least eight students are needed. If interresolution writing, committee rules, and ested, contact Dr. Stephen Sylvester, Interim aucuses. Just a few of the topics that will be Dean, School of Arts and Sciences in FA 205, riscussed in commhte~. :ar¥ ' 1Eradicati9n. pf ;'of li~ carling 872~24'1'8. . ' ,, ,

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squad, although they are not required to pay for their uniform. But perhaps it isn't the budget or effort students are most concerned about. Some students have wondered exactly Why cheerleaders

have attended only a portion of athletic events this season. "I sometimes just wonder why the cheerleaders aren't always at the games," Freshman Kris Ch!upachek said. Some PSC students might have noticed that the cheerleaders did not perform in the Saturday basketball double header. According to Nyeberg, the squad did not attend because "rriany of the cheerleaders were sick and unable to perform at the best of their ability." . Students like Junior Scott Nelsen believe that even a half-squad is better than no squad at events, because it shows that the cheerleaders are consistently supporting the athletic programs. "I know that people get sick, however is everyone sick or just a few? Players get sick and don't show up but the team is still present," he said. Whether or not the cheedeading program is in a state of puritatory / these days, it seems that both students and cheerleaders need to come to a consensus about the role of cheerleading in the athletic program. Then again, this cause for student concern makes it difficult for cheerleaders to understand some of the criticism about their program. Freshman cheerleader Ashley Morin questioned some of the criticism. "If no one wants cheerleading to be a part of this school, then why do they complain when we are not there for certain reasons?'' she said.




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MUSICAL TALENT The recital given by Dr. Thomas Ediger. and Dr. David Edris of Aeolian II was of the highest quality and purest enjoyment. All of the music performed was of the late Baroque period, including works by Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel. Those who attended received a night of professional excellence. This dynamic duo consisted of two of Peru State College's esteemed music professors.

Royal Tenebaums is subtle KEN HASTINGS Staff Writer When I tried to get into Orange County on opening night, it was sold out. Fortunately, the Royal Tenebaums was playing at the same theater. I had heard good things about this movie, but mostly because of the huge crowd of big name actors in it. After going to Rat Race, I knew that a large group of ac.tors does not always mean a good

film, so I still wasn't sure. This is the story of the Tenebaum family, over the course of 25 years. The patriarch of the family, Royal Tenebaum, has spent much of his life doing the. wrong thing, at the wrong time. His three children are all ridiculously talented, but the poor influence of their father has not allowed any of them to become well-adjusted adults. When Royal is kicked out of the hotel he has been living in for 20 years while being

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separated from his wife, he tries to reconcile with his wife, and ultimately, with his children. This is a quiet movie, with small, odd, jokes that only a few people get. All over the theater, people would laugh at different spots during the film, and never all at the $ame time. After leaving the show, the group I was with all talked about their favorite part of the movie. We all talked about different parts. Royal Tenebaums is probably hilarious as a book, but falls a bit short as a movie. I'd say this show is better in the theater than as a video, because you need to sit through the whole thing at one time.


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WBB home to host Ozarks, OWU this weekend RYAN THOMAS

out 2 assists. PSC 59, Newman University 71 Sports Writer The lady Bobcats traveled to Peru's women's basketball team, Wichita, Kansas to face Newman 2 and 3 in recent games, still has an University and came out defeated outside shot at making the confer71 to 59. Jamie McBride shot 7 of ence tournament. Good things have 16 from the field, including 4 to happen, including an upset over three-pointers, for a total of 22 4th ranked College of the Ozarks, points to lead the 'Cats. Brooke for the 'Cats to even have a chance Placke scored 10 points, while to make Nationals for the third Jessica Stehlik ripped down 8 straight year. rebounds. !deus led Peru with 4 In recent games, the lady 'Cats assists. collected victories over Haskell PSC 47, York 71 Indian Nations and College of St. Placke and Taylor scored 11 and Mary, while losing games to 10 points respectively in a 71 to 47 Newman University, YorkCollege, loss to York College on Feb. 2 in and Park University. York. Gorica Gramatikova pulled The ladies team has three games down 4 rebounds and McBride proleft. All of these gamc:s are imporduced 5 assists to lead the lady tant, but the one to make the con'Cats in those categories. McBride ference tourney sticks out in their also had 3 steals in the loss. mind. Jen Easterwood commented, PSC 51, Park University 65 "We have a huge game coming up The Bobcats played very well against (4 ranked nationally) against a high quality team in a 65 College of the Ozarks. I believe to 51 loss to Park University. The that we can beat College of the 'Cats trailed by 5 at halftime, made Ozarks a.s l~:n~g a~ .we kee,p. pla,Ying an early. 2 halkorheback, butjust as a team and click on all cylinders ran out of gas 'down' the stretch in· like we did against St. Mary's." the loss. Taylor, Easterwood, and PSC 52, Haskell Indian Nations McBride led the 'Cats in scoring 49 with 13, 12, and 11 points respecJen Easterwood scored 16 points tively. Easterwood also had 7 on 6 of 9 shooting to lead the rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the Bobcats to their 8 victory on Jan. ladies' in those categories. 29 at the AWAC. Also scoring in PSC 66, College of St. Mary 54 double figures for the lady 'Cats The Bobcat's were rude hosts as . was Tiffany Taylor who contributed they defeated College of St. Mary .• 10 points. Sara Ander~on and Jaci 66 to 54 on Feb. 9. The 'Cats shot ; Ide us. e.~..11 ,P;U., - d.. ~w.11 - 7.· r~.bqu...n. qs :49 percent from the field and· were , while both Taylor and Ideus dis.lied

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Bobcat Box Scores, January 29 thru February 15th Haskell Indian Nations University 29 20. • 49 Peru State College 31 2i - 52 Taylor 2-9 2-6 4-4 IO, Stehlik 3-4 1-2 7, Easterwood 6-9 4-7 16, McBride 2-9 2-7 6, Placke 1-5 1-5, 3, Anderson 3-7 0-2 0-1 6, Ideus 2-6 4. High Rebounder: Placke, Anderson, !deus (7). High Assist: Taylor, !deus (2). High Block: .McBride (1) Peru State College 36 23 - 59 Newman University 34 37 - 71 Taylor 2-7 1-5 2-2 7, McBride 7-16 4-114-522, Placke 3-5 2-4 2-2 10; Stehlik 2-6 1-2 0-1 5, Easterwood 3-7 3-3 9, Craven 1-3 0-1 4-46. High Rebounder: .Stehlik (8). High Assist; {deus (4).

Peru State College 23 24 - 47 York College 32 39 - 71 Taylor 3-6 2-5 2-3 JO, McBride 1-8 0-5 3-4 5, Placke 3-9 3-7 2-2 11, ldeus 2-61-15,Andersn 150-12,Gramatikova l-2 l-23,Craven2-40-l 1· 1 5, Easterwood 3-5 6. High Rebound: Anderson (4). High Assist: McBride5'. Park University 28 37 - 65 Peru State College 23 28 • 51 Taylor 3-10 3-7 4-4 13, Placke 0-4 0-3 1-2 l, Stehlik 0-3 0-1 1-2 I, Craven 1-3 0-1 2-2,4, Easterwood 5-10 2-4 12, Witt 1-2 l, mcBride 4-13

scored 17 points on 4 of.6 shooting, including 3 of 4 three-pointers and 6 of 6 from the free throw line. Placke scored 10 points in the win while Capricia Christianson pulled down 8 rebounds. McBride dished out 5 assists and Ideus had 3 steals. Taylor continues to. lead the 'Cats in scoring, as she is pouring in 9.3 ppg. Taylors shooting .406 from three-point range, not only the best

Behrorst joins athletic staff

KIMBERLY PUKALL Managing Editor ~·

Kurt Behrorst has joined the Peru State College athletic staff as the 1 :. Bobcats athletic. trainer. Former ;~Bobcat trainer Julie Kearnes "'resigned effective Dec. 31, 2001 to take on a private business venture. "It's been a great experience so far:I',ye . . ~r;jo¥~~ working with the ,;t-,, ~',j:"Jl>i'M,.,.,,, ~ ~;'.


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players and coaches. It's been a very positive impact the last few weeks," Behrorst said. Behrorst, a native of Axtel, Neb., comes to Peru State from West Alabama University in Livingston, Ala., were he serveq as an assistant athletic trainer. While working for the West Alabama Tigers, he obtained· a Masters in Arts and Teaching in 1999. Behrhorst earned a B.S. in Biology from Kansas State University in 1997. During his stay in Manhattan, Kan., Behrorst served as a student athletic· trainer to the Wildcats. "I've enjoyed my experience here at Peru so far," said Behrhorst. "I am looking forward to my future here at Peru State." Behrorst noted that some of the challenges at Peru State include

being the only full-time trainer on staff for six sports and trying to improve conditions with limited resources. "Sometimes it's hard being the only person on the staff," he said. "I am looking for some student athletic trainers, so if anybody's interested, please feel free to stop by or give me a call, and we'll see what happens for next season," he added. Behrorst feels the ability to effectively work with the administration and the quality of people at Peru State make this a bountiful opportunity. "I've worked with pretty much every sport and I really enjoy the variety you get here at Peru State," Behrhorst said. Behrhorst and his wife Shannon reside in Lincoln.

1-5 2-5 11, Anderson 1-2 2, !deus 2-7 0-1 2-6. York College 26 29 54 Peru State College 24 26 50 Taylor- 5-10 4-9 4-418, McBride4-14 2-11 10, Craven 0-9 0-3 2-2 2, !deus- 2-4 2-2 6, Easterwood- 5-13, 1-5 11, Christianson 1-3 1-2, 3. High Rebound: Easterwood (12). High Assist: Craven (4). High Steal: Easterwood (2) College of St. Mary . 21 33 - 54 Peru State Co~ge 27 39 • 66 Taylor 4-6 3-4 -6 17, Stehlik 1-3 0-1 2, Craven 3-5 0-11-2, 7, Easterwod 1-2 2, Christensen 3-6 2-4 8, McBride 2-4 1-2 5, Placke 1-3 1-2 7-8 10, Anderson 0-1 1-2, 1, Ginn 3-6 6, !deus 3-6 6. High Rebound: Christianson 8. High Assist:

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as well. Easterwood is also a key contributer to Coach Jefferson's squad, as she is scoring 8.1 ppg., while hauling down 6.1 rebounds per game, which is good for ninth best in league action. McBride is leading the team in assists, with 63, she also has collected 36 steals on the season. The 'Cats conclude their season



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Kansas against Haskell Indian Nations on Feb. 12 before returning home for their final two games against College of the Ozarks on Feb. 15 beginning at 5:30 and Oklahoma Wesleyan will conclude their home season on Feb. 16 beginning at 3:30. Three wins and a few other upsets could mean another conference tourney for the "Cats.

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The basketball league has definitely cooled down since that first week. The games have been exciting with competitive play and the referees have kept the games running smoothly. Intramural Supervisor Brent Hinkel said that the intramural staff really took charge and did what they needed to make sure there would be no more problems. "It has gotten a lot better. We have taken measures to control the games better . and settle people down." According to Hinkel the players have also calmed down. They definitely have made the staff jobs easier. "People have definitely settled down, They don't want to lose their money or get kicked out of

the league," stated Hinkel. Senior Sandra Owen agrees with Hinkel that the league has definitely become more enjoyable to participate in. "I feel the league has improved. More focus was put on the game instead of the officiating," Owen said. There have been warnings given to players and teams, but no ejections. The league is still active with the tournament coming up on Thursday Feb.21st. Simms City is rolling over the competition in the men's division. They defeated Grounds Keepers 55-39 on Feb. 7th, which gave them their fifth win of the season. They are undefeated, but

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Sports Writer What a difference two weeks can make. Two weeks ago; the Peru State men's basketball team was enjoying the fruits of a four-game winning streak. In the last 14 days Peru State is 1-4 and on the tails of a four game losing streak. "We need to start playing fun basketbii,ll," said Senior Chad Beckman. "Right now, nothing is fun." On Tuesday (Feb. 12), the 'Cats traveled to Lawrence, Kan. to face Haskell Indian Nations University. Peru State's last win as a team came against H~kell on Jan. 29 in Peru. Coach Jerre Cole saw 14 of his 17 player's score en route to an 86-45 victory. Joey Maggett paced the 'Cats in scoring shooting 10-10 from the field for 20 points, in just 15 minutes of action. Montsho Wilson added 13 points .along with 8 rebounds and 7 assists, and Julian Seay added 10 points on 4-6 shooting from the field he also passed out five assists. Peru State distributed the ball well as a team, as they had assists on 24 of the 36 made shots. On Friday Feb. 1, Peru State traveled to Wichita, Kan. to face Newman University who is seeded #1 in the conference. The Jets jumped out to a 12-0 start to begin the game and never looked back. After that run, Newman only

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outscored Peru State by 1 point, 5958. Jon Byrdson and Joey Maggett each scored IO points to lead the 'Cats in scoring. Brydson also hauled in six rebounds in the loss. Merely 20 hours after their game in Wichita, the 'Cats were on the court again, this time against York in a must-win game. York, however, walked away victors by a score of . . . . . 81-67: WilsdrihaCl.16 p路oirits'tolead . EARNING THE BONUS Steve the 'Cats, while Seay added 10 last.week, .as Jon Brydon (#50) points. The Bobcats had difficulty taking care of the ball, as they had Wilson added 8 points and 8 rebounds as well. Turnovers contin19 turnovers to only five assists. ued to hurt the Bobcats, as they "It was a really tough weekend committed 23 in the contest. for us," said Freshman sharpshooter Peru State returned home on Feb. Kevin Turner. "We need to regroup 9 to face Bellevue University in a as a team and gel before our final crucial 3 vs. 4 conference match-up. weekend of conference action." J.J. Oberg shot 5-5 from the field for The 'Cats concluded a three game road trip in Kansas City on Feb. 6, J2 points; however, it was not enough, as the Bruins walked away as Peru State traveled to 'Avila Steve College. Brydson paced the 'Cats with a 65-50 victory. Vanderkamp added eight points and with 11 points on 5-9 shooting.

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Seay 4-6 2-2 10, Shestak 0-1 2-2 2, Wilson 6-12 1-2 13, Maggett 10-10 20, Parker 2-5 0-1 4, Knapp 2-2 1-1 2-2 7, Uphoff 0-2 0-1 2-2 2, Horton 3-4 6, Oberg 3-6 0-1 6, Brydson 2-6 0-1 2-2 6, Lindner 1-2 2, Beckman 1-2 2, Kliewer 2-2 4. High Rebound; Wilson 8. High Block: Shestak, Maggett I. High Assist:

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seven rebounds in the game. Wilson continues to lead the 'Cats in scoring, averaging 13.9 points per game. Maggett is second in scoring, throwing in 12.2 ppg. Wilson also leads the 'Cats in rebounding with 6.8 boards per game. Wilson also leads the team in assists with ll 0, while Kip Shestak leads the team in blocked shots with 32. He is also shooting .429 behind the three point line, best on the

squad. Maggett has proven to be the ' most consistent thief this season, leading the team in steals with 25. PSC will begin play at home this weekend, hosting College of the Ozarks tonight (Friday, Feb. 15) in the AWAC at 7:30pm, and the 'Cats will entertain Oklahoma Wesleyan University on Saturday at 5:00pm for two crucial conference games in the AWAC this weekend, so come , out and support your Bobcats: ,

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Seay 3-9 1-5 7, Wilson 3-12 0-2 1-2,.7, Wilson 3-12 0-2 1-2 7, Vanderkamp 3-6 3-3 9, Brydson 4-8 0-1 2-2 10, Parker 36 2-2 8, Lemerond 1-1 1-1 3, Maggett 510 10, Oberg 2-3 4. High Rebound: Brydson (8). High Assist: Wilson (3). 路 High Biock'shstiik, 'Maggeft (if

Peru State College 35 32 67 York College 38 43 81 Seay 4-9 2-6 10, Shestak 3-5 0-13-49, Wilson 6-10 0-14-516, Maggett 1-5 67 8, Vanderkamp 1-4 2, Lemerond 2-2 1-1 5, Uphoff 1-t 2, Horton 1-1 44 6, Oberg 1-6 2, Brydson 2-9 3-4 7. High Rebound: Oberg (10). High Assist: 5 with I. High Block: Shestak (2).



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Mathews says that she is "determined to end her career on a high· note." Mark Mathews enters his ninth Behind the plate, sophomores '"ar as Peru State College's head Jessica Joe and Amanda Jftball coach with a team that he Metzgerboth saw quality playing elieves is very focused on improvtime for the 'Cats last season. 1g on last year's record. The 'Cats "As far as pitchers we have good gan the 2001 season with a 9-1 depth," said Metzger. "Each has her ·cord, but could only win 10 of the own strength and overall, I think the ext 26 games en rout to a 19-27 pitchers/catchers have a great relaverall record. tionship and that will help us out." With 11 returning letter winners, Mathews is looking to Hill to play icluding seven returning starters, first base this season, along .with a ie 'Cats h9pe to make a run at the Anna Tenn rotation of pitchers Godfrey and '.1idlands · .·· Collegiate Athletic Bulson. "Jessica has a strong bat Photo by: Krystin Murray '.onference championship, in only and good defensive skills," noted Coach Mathews helps a student-athlete fine tune her spring :ieir· second year of conference Mathews. during winter practices in the AWAC last month. lay. The Bobcats finished 5-7 in Pratt Community College are alt The middle of the infield looks to ICAC play last season. vying for playing time. be the strongest for the Bobcats this with talent this season. Senior season will be at the plate. The 'Cats "We have a very strong returning On the mound for the 'Cats this season. Junior Jamie McBride and Sandy Owens, Junior . Carrie return only one player that hit above ucleus, with a lot of game experi- season are two strong pitchers. Sophomore Jiree Carpenter will see Alexander, and Sophomores Anna .300 last season; they'll have to rely nee," said Mathews. "We have Both Angela Godfrey and Christy time at second base and shortstop. Tennel, Terra Robison and Becky on putting the ball in play and using ery good team speed combined Bulson bring a wealth of experience At third base, junior Michelle Holman will all see time. their team speed. 1ith great defensive skills." to the mound. Godfrey was named Wedge has moved over from the "We have good speed in the outThe softball team plays all of their The Bobcats had a busy off-season All-MCAC last season, and Bulson pitching rotation to fill in for the field," said Owens. "We also have home softball games in the friendly ·gning'.'.two,fr:~li9.m~n,"'.aqg.Jl~uQJgc.1 •. s'.~tHle;ic.P,9pL:i\§il)g}~~ea~9!M~~!l.~:?n:•,·!?~~\9f,~;t '~}'i,~t~Ja ~ 1~qi~~~1~.\~,4 J;ood dept{l in t~e i_i;ifi~ld; j\'~ nee~. , confines.of th.Centennia!Complex,. ollege transfer to their squad. run average record as a fresliman. well; she has a great work ethic and good'.'.w,eather new. ssr .we.. ,can/ get• . '. which is" located :beh'ittd·:•(north) 'oft . , 'reshmen Katie Roof, Becky Senior Stacie Sell will also see time desire to improve," said Mathews. outside and click as a whole." the Peru State Baseball field. folman and junior Jessica Hill from on the mound for PSC, and The outfield will also be stacked One concern for the Bobcats this

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mentor with whar he says ould be his best team ever. The f ombination of a strong recruiting lass mixed with an experienced ·~turning core should result in wins )r the 2002 Peru State College •aseball team. "I feel our recruiting class was cally strong," stated Bayliss. "We ddressed a lot of needs that we felt ve had to fill with quality, experinced players." The Bobcats com1ine 15 newcomers with 15 returnng players, nine of which were oto by: Kari ynne einert tarters last season. Warming Up- Brad Wolansky and Dillon Musil practice in the . The Bobcats will rely on a four- AWAC in preparation of opening day Feb. 16. nan pitching rotation this season. last season with a shoulder injury time behind the plate this year. )eniors Monte Scott, Jim Lovely, and is expected to see time in the Senior Ben Kassera will continue :nd Scott Campau along with rotation. to anchor first base. Kassera is com;ophomore Brett Scheuler all return "We have some question marks on ing off the 2001 season in which he vith seasoned mound experience. the mound," said Chri~ Burke. batted .382 and was named ~ullpen additions include Juniqrs "However, thus far we've seen Honorable Mention All-MCAC. :raig Spilker and Ben Diaz, improvement. Throwing strikes is The middle infield is arguably the :ophomore Jake Barnoski, and the key; we won't overpower a lot· most solid in school history. Juniors ;reshman Justin Bartling expect to of people. We have a group of guys Steve Winton and Thye DeKoning, ompete for time on the mound. who can get the job done." · as well as Sophomore John ted-shirt Freshman Josh Ziemba Both Sophomore Brad Wolansky McHugh are vying for playing time ~tur.n~ _to _the 'C~t~ ~~t~~ ~i~t~~~ ~~: • _a_n~- ~u_n!~r. ?illon ~~sp" yvV\ .~hare at both second,~as~ .~n~ .~9~~ ~to~.

Scott will handle the hot comer, in tum with his pitching duties, for the Bobcats again this season. Scott, a two-time NAIA All-American selection, brings much needed leadership and intensity to· the team. Freshman Ryan Closterman is also expected to see playing time at third base this season for the Bobcats. The outfield will draw from a wealth of potential and depth. Senior Michael Hunt, Junior Tommy Aldana, and Sophomores Joe Tynon and Jeremy Larkins are all returning with valuable playing experience. Juniors Sean Dyck and Montsho Wilson will also add talent to the outfield. "We have a Jot of depth (in the outfield)," said Joe Tynon, "Whoever is hitting the ball will be playing because we're even (as a whole) defensively. There won't be a drop off no matter who's playing." Offensively, the 'Cats have the potential to be as good as they were last season, when they finished seventh in the NAIA in team batting average. "We have a good mix of power and speed," said Bayliss. "Monte (Scott) and Ben (Kassera) are both four-year starters that bring • ,con,sist~11cy. a11d, ~q offensive thn;~t"

to the plate. Both are also close to breaking various school·records." The Bobcats also added freshmen Micah Shuch, Zach Jones, Steve Fuller, Brandon Garcia, John Accord and Brian Frields to this year's squad and all will attempt to compete for spots in the lineup. "Our offense and defense is probably the strongest it has ever been at Peru," said Jim Lovely. "The key is our pitching staff. If everyone is healthy, we'll have a successful season."

INTRAMURALS continued from page 9 BallzDeep and Your Mom are close behind with records of 4-1. BallzDeep handed Your Mom its first loss with a 53-29 win. In the women's division Bad News Bobcats are on top with a 30-1 records. They defeated Slam Jammers 59-28. Brawz-no-Jawks defeated Juggies 30-23, which put them in second place with .a record 2-1-1. As a reminder·whiftle ball, volleyball, and March Madness will be starting right after spring 'break. Sign up sheets will be available outsiqe, tJ1f intramural off!.<:~· •. , , ,. "

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Find five differences between the Peru State emblem and the emblem that we "borrowed" from, so we don't infringe on any copyright laws. Good Luck! NEW "FRIS-BEE" GOLF COURSE ON CAMPUS GETS RAVE REVIEWS

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Expectations were high, and Peru State College came through to meet those expectations. The official "Fris-Bee" golf course is a hit with everyone who has played the course. Sophomores Mack Zorris and Chuck Fluck were excited and energized. "I'm excited,"said Zorris. "I'm energized," said Fluck. ''You really have to be in shape to play this course, but ifs totally worth it," Fluck continued, 'Tve only hit three people and one dog on campus, so I think that's pretty good." Some of the more difficult holes are# 7 and# 16. The seventh hole tees off from the roof of Delzell Hall, and is completed in the basement of Morgan Hall. The sixteenth hole starts in the Registrar's office, and the flag is Dr. McCrann's satchel, which could be anywhere on campus. If you haven't played yet, get out and try when the ground dries up.


Peru State "Power Cat" Kansas State "Wild Cat" Wanted: l>ead or A(ive PSC Head Football Coach (Preferably Alive)

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In honor of Lincoln's birthday and Fat Tuesday, the "Back Page" found this quote to be appropriate: "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer. "

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The Republic of Constructonia, headquartered in the Otd Gym. has made a bold political move by annexing territory in the campus quad. The new snow fence border is seen as an act of aggression and the Jindra and Hoyt Colonies vow that any further territorial expansion on the part of Constructonia will be seen as an outright act of war. "Anschluss, Smanshluss," said Jindra Secretary of State Sam Crook. "This expansion is in direct conflict with the Treaty 01:1 Oemente, and they know it." The 2001 Treaty of Clemente preserves all territories between the bird feeder tree to the emaciated bobcat monument from expansion. ;

BOBCAT EMBLEM TO BE RENAMED AGAIN The Peru State Bobcat that was recently renamed the "Power Cat" will soon be named the "Thundercats." "Were having some copyright issues, but I think we will be the Thundercats before too long," said a Peru State official. Every time the 'Cats' score, thel crowd will be required to chant,1 "Thunder, thunder, thundercats! !" Lion-0 and Panthro were unavail-1 able for comment, although!

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Early on Monday, Feb. 18, the Nebraska State patrol and the Auburn Police department issued a search warrant in the city of Peru at a home near Seventh and Kansas streets. A methamphetamine laboratory was found, along with the equipment and ingredients to manufacture meth. and a quantity of suspected methamphetamine. Two 36year-old men were arrested during the arrest, .one man from; Peru, and the other from Auburn. Methamphetamine (meth) a derivative of amphetamine, is a sympathomimetic drug that alleviates fatigue. Meth is chemically similar to adrenaline, and stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and central nervous system. It can be swallowed, injected, snorted, or smoked. Nebraska State senator Chuck Hagel said m a 1999 press release, "The federal government needs to

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SCENE OF THE CRIME A Peru home was the site of Monday's methamphetamine bust increase its focus on fighting the growth of this drug in the Midwest, particularly in rural areas." Senior Becky Fletcher agreed. "I believe that in a rural area, there is more access to chemicals, and it's

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to hit a record number this year. 'Tm not surprised," (about a meth lab in Peru) commented Senior Nik Vetter. ..they probably bought the stuff (meth base components) where I work."

Spirited guidance for Campus Crusade GRACE JOHNSON Staff Writer

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more secluded. I think it (meth) is everywhere today; it's escalating." The number of meth labs uncovered in Nebraska has been increasing steadily, going from zero in 1996 to 10 in 1998, and is expected

For Pastor Doug Ball, serving Peru State College students as an advisor for Campus Crusade for Christ is a pleasure and a challenge. Originally from Arizona, Ball also spent four years in Arkansas and three years in Illinois while going to school. Despite the change, he says he is enjoying the people and also the small town atmosphere. Prior to coming to Auburn about a year and a half ago to serve the Evangelical Free church, he had never lived in Nebraska and neither had his wife. Some of the people he's enjoying are the students here at Peru State. At 26 years old and a year and a half out of school, Ball .feels he can relate to them and what they are

going through. Not only does he understand the students, but he likes them as well. "The students I've met are friendly and open, they're not stuck up, they're just real," Ball said. Ball also enjoys the direction that Campus Crusade for Christ is takif!g. Ball believes, that 'CCC's mis-

sion "is to reach every student for graduates from PSC wili become Jesus Christ," and he is impressed part of a community, start a busiwith CCC's efforts on and off cam- ness, work for a company or raise a family." pus. "The potential for impacting the "I've seen a great group of students begin to catch a vision for world is enormous," he added. Ball also plays guitar and shares PSC and are allowing God to mold them and work through them," .he this talent at Campus Crusade meetsaid. Ball sees his role in part as a ings. He appreciates the opportumresource and support for the leader- . ty and when comparing college kids ship team and the organization as a to his congregation he joked, "At PSC, everyone's at the same stage in whole. One reason he sees the need for an life, everyone's broke, and most organization such as Campus people prefer guitars over organs!" But Ball knows he's Here at Peru Crusade for Christ on a college call).pus is because be believes that for more reasons than playing the students seeking God's purpose for guitar and he firmly believes m the their lives can have an impact, espe- positive impact that organizations such as CCC can have. cially with decision making. "It's eternally important because "College is the time when many important life decisions are made," Jesus gives eternal life-a future he said, "and each student who , and a hope," he said.



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On Jan. 14 around 9:00 in the evening, the fire alarm was pulled in the Davidson-Palmer building, forcing all of the residents out into the cold. At this time, the RA's went from room to room to make sure all of the residents were out of their rooms. They also searched the rooms for items that do not belong in them. Burnt candles I guess happen to be one of them. Why do people buy candles? Now I suppose some people buy candles just for decoration. Some will buy them for a source of light. Most candles are made, sold, and bought for the use of the fragrance they produce when they are lit. This is what I needed a candle for in my room. I know that everyone enjoys different smells. Some people enjoy the smell of motor oil so they store an·d work on car parts in their rooms. Some other people may really enjoy the smell of smoke and so they smoke in their rooms (I am sure they do this only because the handbook says it is ()k for them too). Then there are the people that don't care what their room smells like (mainly just guys). I needed to take action to rid my room of unpleasant odors. A candle seemed like the best and easiest option for me. I am not able to use the spray kind of air freshener because my nose and eyes sometimes react when I use them. The Glade plug-in things could have worked but they did not seem worth the money to me. A candle is something I can light when I want to fresh-

en my room and then put out the flame after about 15 minutes or so. I happen to have a private room and would not light a candle when1 many people are in my rool)'l because I do know that accidents can happen. These rules we have to follow do not make sense to me. The Student Handbook says that smoking in a room with its own air filtration system is permitted, meaning if you can control the air temperature in your room, you can light up. This is not only hazardous to your own health, but also to the people that live next door or across the hall. Second-hand smoke kills too. I see smoking as more of a fire hazard than a candle. I hear of more fires that are caused by cigarettes than by someone knocking over a candle. I have heard that is how the dorm at Doane caught oh fire. Someone was smoking and dropped a cigarette on the couch. Many lives were changed forever and memories were lost due to this fire a couple of years ago: I feel that burning candles in our rooms is not a rule that should. be enforced. Instead, we should work on making all of the buildings smoke-free. If anything, let's have a meeting on candle safety and let candles be allowed in our rooms. I want my candle back, a~d my money! --Derek Bergman 5th year senior

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Why are you here? The first week of the paper, J wrote an article about the impersonal setting that the on-line courses have here at Peru. There was a lot iJf feedback. A lot. More than I've ever received from all my opinions combined. While there were many people who agreed with my view. there were some who didn't. After talking with students and faculty, I have to admit that I jumped the gun on this one. This was my first on-line class, •ind it seemed strange and ridiculous in comparison to my other classes. I guess change is not my strong point. Here is my revised version of. on1ine classes. These courses are made as black and white as possible-academically sound and withi.n the standards which the North Central

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Accredidation. sets for on-line education. Instructors can have as many as 50 e-mails a day to respond to, and I have found that replies ate always within 12 hours, so that's pretty g6od in my book. While I still think that on-line classes need some changes, we are lucky to be able to take all the class options that on-line courses provide, which allows students to graduate quickly. Changes that I would make if I had the power would start with having the computer lab open more hours on the weekend. Since the class assignments are due Sunday at Midnight, the computer lab should be open earlier than 6 p.m. on Sunday and maybe open some on Saturday. Also, server speeds could be addressed. I know Peru State is working on this, but only the com-

puter lab has updated computers. Finally, I needed· to be reminded that on-campus classes don't give you the option to complete all of your assignments in advance. However, you can complete the whole on-line class as fast as you choose· to. I have b~en informed that the classes for the second eight weeks of this semester will have an on-line training session for all students having trouble or who just want to ask questions. This should help anyone who is intimidated by the whole on-line process. Now, I hope someone will . be watching for me next year, and keep on top of this whole on-line thing. Complaining doesn't help unless you have solutions to go with the problem. Remind me of that next time I start to complain.

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Cam Pentland Kimberly Pukall Scott Nelsen Krystin Murray Kevin Turner Ken Hastings Druann Domangue

Contributin& Staff Marinda Dennis Delta Fajardo Grace Johnson Ann Momin Kari Lynne Reinert Katy Scheel Tyree Sejkora Ryan Thomas

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Half a century had elapsed since Team Canada last won the gold medal in Men's Ice Hockey, and for the PSC Canadians, four years of Canadian trash-talking culminat~d on Sunday, when Canada won the gold medal, defeating Team USA 5-2. We had a reason to be proud. We had a reason to win. So what was the problem'? Someone once said that the reason why (we) the Canadians spoke so highly about the eminent victory this year was because we were trying to convince ourselves that we would win-that we were probably compensating for our obvious lack of confidence. Shouldn't we have drawn confidence from our women's victory in the gold medal game just three days earlier? Of course we shQuld have. But the thought still lingered ... "What if we lost to the USA?" . But we don't really have to worry about that because we did in fact win, so there's no .sense going down that iciiotiC road, right? So this week, instead of feeling an unspeakable and unholy shame in the face of defeat to an older and


slower American squad, we, the Canadians, can walk with our heads high. The only thing we have to worry about is someone coming up to us and saying, "Canada won the gold, huh? Well, at least the USA won 34 medals instead of your puny 17!" Ahhh ... I see how it works. I guess it's easy to beat down the friendly Canucks. That's ok. We don't have to go there either. I know that those statements come from that place inside that hurts whenever you think of losing the gold medal game. We understand, so we won't take it personally if you point out that the USA won twice as many medals as Canada did. I think, however, that if Canada had as many people as the USA, we might have had a few more medals too. If 250 million Americans can put up 34 medals, then Canada would have put up 170 medals, if the population were identical. But that's beside the point. Anyway; there's no need to gloat; or talk trash anymore, especially when you have the best hockey teams in the world, eh'?

The Ti11u;s, the official student newspaper of Peru State College, is published six times per semester by Peru State College students. The Times office is located in the college Publicati.ons Office in the AD Majors buildiog. The opinions expressed in the Times may not be those of the entire editorial staff. All letters to the editor are welcome, and the writers of those letters need not be students. Letters, cartoons, articles and so forth submitted to the Times should be signed by the individual(s) submitting them and will be published at the discretion of the staff. Letters to the editor should not exceed 250 words in length. The Times reserves the right to edit all letters to the editor for grammar and style. The Times is printed by Auburn Newspapers, Auburn, Neb. To reach the Times, call us at (402)872-2260, e-mail us at, or send material to the Peru State Times, Campus Mail, Peru State College, Peru, NE 68421. . Vie,'.'¥ us o~ ,the web at


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Delzell warning not to climb RYAN THOMAS Staff Writer

DANA RODWELL FRESHMAN "I'd pick cross-country skiing because it takes strength and endurance."

CARRIE REDELFS SENIOR "I would want to speedskate. I'd like the thrill and the· rush."

ADAM MARRIOTT SOPHOMORE "Pairs skating is the best. You get to look up a chick's skirt!"

Delzell Hall recently lost its visitation rights for all of last week and this week. Delzell Hall's Residence Director Jason Adams addressed an issue dealing with students having access to the roof from second floor dorm rooms. "Four rooms have direct contact to the roof, but there are as, many as I 0 rooms that have the possibility of throwing trash on it," Adams said. Students have direct access to the roof area, and even though this issue could be a safety concern, Adams stressed the fact that the access to the roof cannot be barred legally. Adams just wants Delzell to be safe. "Because of security reasons and the possibility of someone getting injured on the roof, there should be no residents, ever, on the roof," he said. "In case of a fire emergency," Adams said, "those residents need to have access to an escape." Adams stressed that Delzell Hall follows all rules concerning fire safety. "All fire codes are followed and checked frequently by the Fire Marshall," he said. As for the implication that there have been residents on the roof,

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The 29th annual business contest attracted 375 high school students to the Peru State campus on Feb. 21. "/ would love to play ice The business contest benefits hockey and knock some Peru State College by allowing Canadian teeth out." administrators and staff to have per· sonal contact with local high school students. "It's a win-win situation for the students, administrators and the Peru State Campus," said Business contest director and organizer Judy Grotrian. "In each of the 14 contests, medals )'Vere given to the top five winners," she said. "For each winner, Dr. Ben Johnson generously NIGHTLY FROM 5-8 P.M. · awarded 14 contest winners a $500 scholarship for tuition for attendance to Peru Featuring: smoked turkey breast, State College." This is the first year boneless pork chop, ham steak, that this has been offered. Students had 60 minutes to comhamburger steak, grilled chicken breast · plete an exam and were allowed to call for daily specials & oth~r info. 872-8050 take one to three exams in the 14 1 ..... • ... · _ _ _ _..,...,...,._..,...,.....-.--.-.·--~;;;.'··;;;.·---.··--.·····--·:..··-··...:·........-,..,.._,__. •.• _ .ar«.a;; of stµi;ly _ ........... __


Adams doesn't like to assume. If it takes strict punishment for the people who violate the rules of the dorm, then that's what will happen. "I can't sit here and say that I know for sure that there have been residents on the roof," he said, "but

l can tell them that if they get caught, they will pay the consequences." "The residents know the rules, and they have also been informed of the consequences [and] stiff punishments," Adams added.

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DANGEROUS VIEW Delzell R.D. warns residents not to abuse the fire exits by climbing up on the roof, seen here.

Each exam was written by a pro- Accounting I fessor in their specialized area of Adam Eck, Heartland, Accounting study and raJ:!ged from 50-100 ques- II tions. There were over 60 Peru State Jordan Klute, Heartland, Business students who helped monitor the Law and Business Math business contest, which lasted from John Dietz, Nemaha Valley. 8 a.m. until noon in TJ Majors. Computer Concepts As students completed a test, monSwalpa Udit, Humboldt/Table itors took the exams to the business Rock-Steinauer, Economics department assistants, who then graded each exam through the Tim Kliewer, Heartland, Scantron machine. The results were Introduction to Business announced later that afternoon in John Dtetz, Nemaha Valley, Job Interview theAWAC. Gretna, Gentzler, Grotrian's advice to those in Ryan charge of an event is to "surround Keyboarding I (Objective) yourself with excellent people to Trenton Bohling, Johnson-Brock, achieve success." Many students Keyboarding I (Skills) and faculty helped bring the event Amanda Heartland, Gray, together, including Sodhexo Food Management Service, the athletic department, Heartland, Amanda Gray, maintenance, security, and custodial personnel. Marketing, Award Winners: Swalpa Udit, Humboldt/Table The following high school stu- Rock-Steinauer, Office Procedures dents received first place in their and Technology specialized area of testing: Adam Eck, Heartland, Personal -~Q!!:!L. . fi;~~z/,. • __ _l!".._a[!l~~~·--- £i:1~1!.c!.::•. _ ... .

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History Day boonts KRYSTIN MURRAY Freelance Writer As the old saying goes, "history repeats itself," and that is exactly what happened pn Friday, Feb. 22 as 177 students, grades 6-12. visited the campus for the History Day competition held annually in Peru. Students from ten different Nebraska schools attended the competition Friday, bringing with them documentaries, exhibits, essays and live performances all created to illustrate the theme of "Revolution, Reaction and Reform in History." The exhibits were displayed in the Live Oak room and in the Coffeehouse in the Student Center. The essays, live performances, and documentaries were all presented within the Fine Arts building. Peru Freshman Michelle Bonifas said, "I thought that some of the exhibits were really great. Being a history major, I was really interested to see what some of these kids came up with." Professor of Political Science Sara Crook directed the event with the help of her assistant director Kari Westmeyer and about 15 Peru student volunteers. Thirty-two volunteer judges, including professional librarians, representatives from the state historical society, some of Peru's own professors, and some

community members judged Friday's competition. At the end of the competition, everyone gathered in the theater for the award ceremony where Dr. Jerome Martin presented medals to the top three entries for each category. The top winners from each category will then go on to statewide competition. This year's competitions brought with it a few first time events. Director Sara Crook said, "This year was the first year that scholarships were given to the first place winners of the senior division. Scholarships to Peru State College for $500 each were awarded to each person in the winning group for each category." Some other special awards were presented for the first time this year, including the Peru Historical Foundation Award, the Arbor Lodge Award. and the Nebraska City Museum Association Award. The recipients of these awards were presented with trophies to commemorate their achievement. this year's event marks the 18th annual History Day held in Peru: Though the number of entries was large this year, it hasn't always been such a big event," Crook said, "One year there were only two entries for the History Day competition." History Day has definitely grown over the past 18 years.

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Top: Students act out a representation of the struggle for womens' rights in the live performance part of the competition during History Day. Middle: Two junior level applicants receive the Nebraska City Museum Association award. The award is one of three new awards given out this year. Bottom: Contestants from the junior division explain their exhibit on the importance of farm machinery throughout history, which was displayed in the Live Oak room. Photos by: Krystin Murray

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DINA CASSELL Year - Senior Major - Elementary Ed. Hometown - Nelson, Neb. Residence Davidson Complex with roommates Katy and Amy Favorite TV show" Friends" Plans for future- "to graduate and teach in a small community, and to continue eductation in future" Extra curricular - Flutist in campus band, daycare employee, hang out with friends Why did you pick your major?- "I love kids, espeâ&#x20AC;˘



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PSC student remembers September 11 KATY SCHEEL Staff Writer It is hard to imagine that it has been almost six months since September 11 because the acrid smell of burnt flesh and hair still seems so fresh in my mind. I was attending Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY when the terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center. I had three classes on September 11, and I had just missed a full week of school due to a volleyball tournament in Miami. Our flight from Florida had touched down at La Guardia International airport at 4 a.m. I woke up in my apartment both tired from the travel and frustrated at being a week behind in my classes. It was about 8:30 a.m. when l turned on the television. Every single channel had a helicopter's view of the Twin Towers, and the destruction seemed distant being on television. Yet ii1 reality; over 2,300 people perished within four miles of my campus, just across the Manhattan Bridge. My roommate, Court, and I were completely confused as we saw that one of the WTC Towers had smoke coming from it. Not knowing what had really happened, we began drawing our own conclusions, and we figured that there must have been a fire in one of the offices.

Our conclusions changed dramatically as we watched the second plane hit Tower Two. I didn't feel or hear anything from my apartment; at the time; I was just trying to figure out what had actually happened. I still had not realized the impact of what was going on, and, at the time, there was no reason for me to think that classes would be cancelled. As I walked to class, hysteria and confusion had not yet hit the campus. Our professor continued with class for the full.hour, but when I went back outside after class, I was in another world. Thousands and thousands of people were walking across the Manhattan Bridge from the chaos. Everyone outside was running around, terrified of the possibility of another building being hit. I saw Court walking toward the campus from across the street. She told me she had left the room quickly to go down to the Promanod (a park with a boardwalk view of Manhattan) to take pictures of the Towers in flames. Court had said that she had taken pictures, but, in the hysteria, she did not ·realize that while she was coming back from the Promanod, both Towers had collapsed, not ten minutes away from where Court had been taking pietures.

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IN THE WAKE OF THE ATTACK Moments before the collapse of Tower One, thick smoke is seen billowing from both towers. This picture was taken from the Manhattan Bridge, looking over the East River. The heat from the initial impact was so intense that metal and concrete continued to burn for weeks following the attack.

the street; people were covered in soot, anxiously trying to use their cell phones that would not work, since the main source of the signal had resided on top of the Twin Towers. Those injured and terrified were walking on Fulton Street, a normally very busy street in Brooklyn. In a matter of minutes, the normal volume of traffic was replaced with people trying to get to safety. It was like a war zone, and I myself was confused and scared. Our campus did its best to help. Our gym was turned into a shelter . for people to rest, eat, and drink water. Our volleyball team walked to the site daily to donate blood, but so many people wanted to donate that they didn't have enough equipment and supplies. I remember vividfy staring straight up into the sky, seeing and smelling the thick black smoke that hovered over our campus. All I wanted to do was call my family. I wanted to hear their voices and let them know that I was okay and safe. I headed over to the athletic office and used the only phone that was not affected by the attack. I called my, mom and dad and I could feel a lump in my throat as I talked to them. My mom sounded so scared on the phone and so worried Photo by: Katy Scheel about me. She explained that everyTWO MONTHS AFTER SEPT. 11 Visitors to Ground Zero one at work was asking her if she , walk. amidst rescue. vehicles to view the' distant WTC 'rubble. . . .had seeffwhat had happened hr New York and if my campus was any-

where near the tragedy. She sounded it smelled like burnt flesh and hair, they cringe as if they can smell it relieved to hear my voice. I was so glad to talk to my broth- too. Unfortunately, the memory is a er and sister. I have always known little different for me. Even after that family is the most important three months had elapsed since part of my life, but 1 had no idea September 11, the reality of human how much I would yearn to talk to incineration still hung in the air. them that day. The hardest part of I had to leave because my head and the day was to hear every fafl'\ily my senses were overwhelmed with the unforgettable smell. I could not member tell me to come home. After many weeks of constant imagine being a firefighter having worry and phone calls from home, to work among the dead in the midst classes resumed and my life, of such a horrible smell of decay. I have been at Peru State College although not at all normal, was functioning. I never imagined that I for almost two months now. Even would visit Ground Zero, but on being this far from New York, I am Thanksgiving Day, Court, her fami- amazed that a 21-year-old girl from ly, ar\d I took the subway to Columbus, NE witnessed the aftermath, and I will never be able to Bowling Green Avenue. This stop brought us within three erase the faces of the scared thoublocks of Ground Zero. The streets sands crossing the Manhattan were simply no longer there. A Bridge. I will never know those. who did crater was left by the collapse, and the pipes, sewage, and subway sys- not make it to safety, but I will tems in a three-block radius from remember the mile-long vigil along Ground Zero were all either the East River Promanod, set destroyed or under construction. against the bac:kdrop of the stillWe walked up the subway stairs, smoking wreckage. and as we walked around the wreckThe crumbled Twin Towers are age and tried to get a closer look, we forever etched in my mind; howevfound ourselves with many other er, life has gone on and I am very visitors who were just as curious as aware of the significance of what I we were. have lived through and witnessed. . Policemen and security guards I think that since the attack, I now· · made it impossible to get closer to know how important my family and the site, but I soon realized that friends are to me. Few days go by there was no reason for me to get when I don't reflect on how living in any closeno the WTC: · · · · · · · · · - ·New York-on September H·changed When I tell friends and family that my life forever.


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1----§[pJ@tlU!Jrg!hJtl on Society of Sound DELTA FAJAR.DO Stqff' Jonathan Sosa. a sophomore music major. had an ide:t that became a reality on Feb. '.W when his group, Society ()/ Soulld, made their first appearance during the first band concert of the spring semester. "It all started back in January," Jon said."! just had the· idea of doing it, and I asked Joshua (his older brother) if he would do it, and then I asked Tyree, and it just grew from there." "There ·are six people in the group," Senior Tyree Sejkora said. On the night of their performance, the group consisted.of director and trumpet player Jonathan Sosa, Vlicalist Sejkora, bass guitar player Mike Klee, pianist Gina Fritz, electric piano player Farai Tsimbachitsva. and drummer Joshua Sosa. "For the concert, we did Misty by Ella Fitzgerald and Don't Get Around Much Anymore by Duke Ellington." Jon said. The group was met with cheers. Sociery of' Sound added a new and refreshing feel to the concert.

''For a student group, l think they did well,'' Dr. David Edris, head of the music department, said. "It's a learning situation." It definitely has been a learning situation according to Farai Tsimbachitsva, who comes from Zimbabwe. "I can't read music," he said. "'So, he has to wing it," Sejkora added. Another person in the group has to ·wing it,' too, but for different reasons. "Gina's getting her first experience with learning how to see a chord and improve off of just a chord because she is a classically trained pianist so she's used to having twenty notes in front of her instead of, let's say, a G chord, so that's completely different for her," Sejkora said. Despite some difficulty, all the members agree that the making of a band is an exciting experience. "It's basically having fun learning riew stuff and experimenting with different sounds," Jon said. "I just like to play and make music .. .jazz," Tsimbachitva said. "It's thrilling to play amongst professional musicians. That is an experience for me."

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, students and food service management met to discuss problems and recent changes to the Bob lnn and cafetena. Present to address concerns and questions were David Tisdale, general manager, Cassandras Siperko, chef manager, and Maureen Falcon, Sedexho representative. Snme of the major issues that were discussed were open hours. choices of food, portions, meal plans, and

new policies and programs. Beginning after spring break. students will be able to eat all of their weekend meals in the cafeteria. The Bob Inn will not be open during this time. The hours of operation may also be changed in the future. depending on the budget and the availability of the staff. The cafeteria has instituted a three-week menu cycle. This plan will regulate the items that are served and insure that popular items are served more often. Some students may have noticed smaller portion sizes. While those


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SOCIETY OFSOUND Top from left: Jonathan Sosa, Gina Fritz, and Joshua Sosa .. Bottom from left: Farai Tsimbacitsva and Tyree Sejkora. Mike Klee unavailable. "I think what is exciting about this group is the fact that there are so m'!-ny different majors, and we've all combined together," Sejkora said. "We've got a lot to work on, but I think we've improved a lot from when we've started." "What's awesome about it is that we .are so musically inclined, and that we all have many different ideas. that we can put into the music

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eating in the cafeteria may have unlimited servings, portions in the Bob Inn will now be carefully measured and regulated. One major concern heard was when meals were available· to students. Because of the way the computer and cash register are programmed, meal cards may be used once per meal session- breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Special programs and menus a're also being planned to celebrate ethnic and religious traditions, such as cajun food and lenten specials.

to help bring out the music," she added. Jonathan Sosa is pursuing music marketing. Joshua is into biological science. Fritz is a music education major along with Sejkora, who is also a vocal performance major. Tsimbachitsva is pre-med., and Klee is interested in computer science. "'Our problem is that since. there are six people with six totally different schedules and six totally different majors where each major requires a different part of work. It's hard for us to find time to get together and practice," Sejkora said. "We only have two songs right now that we've worked 0!1, and we need to work on more." "We're looking into other types of music," Jon said. "We are going to try and do some R&B later on. Right now, we're going to look at Killing Me Softly by the Fugees, and A Night in Tunisia by Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie." "We will try to do a couple more recitals, and probably the other band concert," Sejkora said. "We'd like to perform during the jazz band/show choir tour," Jon said.

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Month full of music from the lips and the heart TYREE SEJKORA Staff' Writer

One jazzy tour!! On Feb. 13-14, 2001. four surrounding elementary and high schools welcomed the Peru State College bands .to their stomping grounds for an hour of great music. The bands' first stop on Wednesday was Cook, Neb. where they perfor;:ied for Nemaha Valley. At 8: 15, the concert band opened up the performance and was followed by the jazz band. Their final stop for the day .was in McCool Junction where the two bands then performed for the McCool Junction School. The following day the concert and jazz band again perfoimed. They began with the Shickley High School and finished in Deshler, Neb. at the Deshler High School. "I foe! that we did a really good job throughout the whole trip. I felt that at each stop we continuely improved," said Ryan Krier, saxo)homst of concert and jazz band.

Winter band concert Following the band tour, the Peru State bands concluded their winter >eason with a concert held on Feb. 20 at 7:30. During this concert, both )ands were willing to again display ·heir great talent f(.)f every ear that vould listen. The concert band performed a vari·ty of repertoire ranging from narches to show tunes. The songs

that were played consisted of Them Basses l\4.arch, Russian Easter Overf/lre. American Rhapsody No. 2, Oklahoma!, Sea Songs, Slavonic Dance No. /, and Thunder .ancl Liglnning Polka. These songs showcased a number Peru's finest musicians as they displayed their talents with numerous solos throughout the seletions of music. ·'The many student solos were impressive, to say the least," said Dean of Arts and Sciences Stephen Sylvester, "Kudos to David Edris." Following the concert band was the jazz band. The jazz band emphasizes the study and performance of traditional and contemporary jazz literature in a variety of styles and idioms. They played songs such as Children of Sanchez, Blues In the Nig!zt, and Hawaii Five-0, along with a number of other favorites and we! l known tunes.


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Choirs in concert "Sing with Joy! Give Glory... " and that is what the concert choir, madrigal singers, and Misty Blues show choir did on Sunday, Feb. 24. The concert choir started off the concert by singing songs composed by HandeL Powell, Shackley, Hayes, and Rentz. "I feel that the pieces that the choir sang with the most heart were the arrangements by Mark Hayes. One World and America tlie Beautiful fit in pertectly to the hearts of everyone. due to the tragedies that have so recently been bestowed upon our


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THE PSC CHORAL FESTIVAL HONOR CHOIR Over 100 high school and PSC bodies squeezed onto nine risers to fill the theater with combined voices lifted up in song at Wednesday's Choir Festival Concer:t. country," said ·concert pianist Gena Fritz. Following the concert choir, the madrigal singers performed. The group of 13 sang songs such as While the Bright Sun and le le vous dirai! The five pieces performed were all a cappella. The final group to perform was the

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Misty Blues show choir. Adding oh another five songs to their show, the performers' show ran about a half an hour. New songs that were added were Comedy Tonight, What a Wonderful World, Steppin' Out With My Baby, Handful of Keys, and This Joint is Jumpin. The show choir was excited to have been asked to perform their show for the Omaha Alumni next month and were excited to be able to perform for previous

members of Peru Stat.e College.

Fifth annual PSC honor choir PSC hosted members of surrounding high schools for its choral festival on Feb. 26. Schools such as Tecumseh, Waverly, Beatrice, and many more participated in this honor choir. The Misty Blues show choir began the evening and were followed by the mass choir under




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How do you turn "The Odd Couple" into a story about down on their luck females who don't know which roads to take in life? Well, the perfomance at PSC managed to accomplish just that as the cast presented an updated version of the Neil Simon play. The play centers around polar opposites Olive Madison and Florence Unger after Florence seeks refuge with her friend after her husband begins to seek a divorce. Unfortunately, Olive's New York City apartment is not as much of a safe haven as Florence would have liked. It doesn't take long for the two ladies to clash. Fortunately for the audience, this makes for good entertainment. This is due in part to the believable acting by Druann Domangue, who fits in perfect~y .with ' the younger actresses as Florence. Her body language and facial expressions are among the strongest communication in the play, and she uses these to draw the

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sympathy of the audience. She and Delta Fajardo as Olive are a good acting combination, as Olive's in your face attitude is equaled by Florence's neat-freak tendencies. Both characters do share _some similarities whether they admit it or not, one being their problems with men. Olive can't quite cut the ties to her ex-husband, and Florence can't quite get out of the funk induced by her husband's leaving her that brought her to Olive's in the first place. Besides these problems, another source of tension between the two comes when Olive has two Spanish brothers who barely speak. English over for dinner in part to "loosen up" Florence. The. performance of Jeremy Usher as Manolo Costazuela was hilarious and memorable. Another source of humor was the character Vera. Erin Bode was perfectly clueless as this character and her purple and orange outfits fit her to a tee. What were also believable were

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THE ODD COUPLE was performed Feb. 14-17 in the PSC theater. the modern furnishings, complete with leopard print pillows. However, the obviously empty bag Olive brought home from work was not one of the strongest props.

Throughout the play, though, you could easily forget the characters were acting and get caught up in the predicaments as if they were real, in part due to the steady pace of the

play. This version of "The Ode; Couple" is just clever enough tol keep the audience captivated, anq that is one of its greatest strengths.

Could The Mothman be more than a movie1 ANN MORNIN Staff Writer Sometimes truth sinks the scare deeper. The Mothman Prophecies directed by Mark Pellington seems to be your typical thriller movie, but when I was told it was based on true events, my perception of it changed radically. The movie went from par~ tially interesting to immensely intriguing. Supposedly, in Point Pleasant in the late '60s, a moth-like creature with hideous red eyes wisped through this small town and raised havoc among the citizens. The true story is the existence of the Mothman and the characters were created to enhance the principle story line. Richard Gere stars as ,,a

Washington Post reporter whose trip to Richmond, West Virginia unknowingly changes when he finds himself 400 miles away from his original destination. He finds out that the folks of Point Pleasant, West Virginia have seen a

moth-like creature just as his wife had two years earlier before she died. Sgt. Connie Parker (Laura Linney) aids John Klein (Gere) in trying to unravel the mysterious events that have occurred. Gere's character changes slowly throughout the movie. From the moment he is in Point Pleasant, he is fascinated with this idea. of the mothman and feels there is a story here. Gradually, his character becomes so obsessed with finding out what the mothman is that he goes insane and destroys his hotel room. The relationship between Klein and Parker quickly advances into more than just co-workers. A deep friendship transpires between them after Parker shares a dream she had: This movie definitely has shocking moments, but you come away


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Staff Writer This time last year, the men's baseball team was shelved due to poor weather, but the 'Cats are off to a great start this year, improving to 4-2 after this weekend's sweep of Augustana College on their home field. The 'Cats opened the 2002 campaign with a pair of wins over Midland Lutheran College. Ottawa would capture two games from the 'Cats before they knocked off NCAA DI! Augustana at home last weekend. The 'Cats continue to improve as the season progresses now that they have the weather cooperating somewhat. Senior Monte Scott said, "It's nice that the weather is cooperating enough that we can get out and play before we hit the stretch of spring ball." Catcher Dillon Musil leads the 'Cats at the plate with a .714 average; while Brad Wolansky, another catcher, is· batting .667. Scott Campau and Jeremie Larkins are both batting .500 and Campau leads the team in RBl's with 7. This weekend the Bobcats will make their w.ilY down South to take advantage of the week off and nice weather, as they will play seven games in eight days. The games will be against a variety ofNAIA schools from Oklahoma and Texas, as well as Northwestern College of Orange City, Iowa. The 'Cats said they would rely on good pitching this year, and the pitchers are not letting them down. The team has a 2.22 ERA right now, and the opposing teams are only batting .244 against Bobcat pitchers. Monte Scott is 2-0 with a l .00 ERA while Jake Barnoski and Craig Spilker have yet to give up an earned run. Barnoski and Jim Lovely have the other two wins for the 'Cats.

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HEATED ACTION Intramural basketball players battle for a tough rebound as Brawz-no-jawks competes against a foe.

intramurals with Ann Momin The basketball league has definitely cooled down since that first week. The games have been excit. ing with competitive play and the referees have kept the games running smoothly. Intramural Supervisor Brent Hinkel said that the intramural staff really took charge aild did what they . needed to make sure there would be no more problems. "It has gotten a lot better. We have taken measures to control the games better and settle people down." According to Hinkel, the players have also calmed down. They definitely have made the staff jobs easier. ''People have definitely settled down. They don't want to lose their money or get kicked out of the league," stated Hinkel. Senior Sandra Owen agrees with Hinkel that the league has definitely become more enjoyable to participate in. "I feel the league has improved. More focus was put on the game ,~





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instead of the officiating," Owen said. There have been warnings given to players and teams, but no ejections. The league is still active with the tournament on Feb. 2 L Simms City is rolling over the competition in the men's division. They defeated Grounds Keepers 5539 on Feb. 7, which gave them their fifth win of the season .. They are undefeated, but BallzDeep and Your Mom are close behind with records of 4-1. BallzDeep handed Your Mom its first loss with a 53-29 win to even their records. In the women's division, Bad News Bobcats are on top with a 3-01 record. They defeated Slam Jammers 59-28. Brawz-no-Jawks defeated Juggies 30-23, which put them in second place with a record of 2-1-1. As a· reminder, whiffle ball, volleyball, and March Madness will be starting right after spring break, with signup sheets available in the intramural office. ,

Midland Lutheran College 3 Peru State College 12 Starting pitcher Monte Scott shook off the effects ofa lead off homerun, as the 'Cats routed the Warriors 12-3 in their season opener at the Centennial Complex. Scott did his work at the plate as well, as he went 4-4 with two runs batted in. Kassera added 2 more hits in 3 at bats to pace the 'Cats, as well as driving in 2 runs. Scott went the distance on the mound, allowing 3 runs, 2 unearned on six hits, while ""',~~



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Ottawa University remained unbeaten as they beat the 'Cats 2-1. Peru scored fist to jump out to a IO lead, and then Ottawa scored 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning. The 'Cats were unable to score another'run in the game. · Brett Scheuler pitched 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. Scott Campau led the 'Cats at the plate, going 2 for 4 with Peru's only RBI. ..Wolansky also had 2 hits.

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only six hits. Sean Dyck led the 'Cats at the plate, going 3 for 4 with an RBI. Tommy Aldana had two runs in the game, while Scott had 2 RB l's. The 'Cats out-hit Ottawa ? to 6 in the game, but they left 8 men on base.

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4 12 The Bobcats exploded for 15 hits as they defeated Augustana 12 to 4 in the second game of the double header on Saturday. Winton, Kassera, and Musil all had 3 hits to lead the 'Cats at the plate. Winton and Musifalso adi.led 3 RBI's in the game. Lovely and Barnoski combined to give up 4 runs on 5 hits.

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Fouls haunt 'Cats 1n MCAC Tourney SCOTT NELSEN Sports Editor The Peru State College men's basketball team's season was a long roller coaster ride until it came to an end last weekend, with a 78-67 defeat at the hands of Newman University, during semifinal action of the MC,(\.C tournament in Wichita. The Jets swept the season series of the Bobcats, and were the number one seed heading into the conference tournament. The game posed some very interesting match-ups for the Bobcats, as Joey Maggett faced off against MCAC player of the year Reggie Riley. The 'Cats defense did a stellar job shutting Riley down, holding him to just ten points. Newman jumped to a quick lead and stuck with it throughout most of the first half. The 'Cats cut the lead to three, but Newman nailed a three-

pointer seconds before the end of the first stanza, pushing the lead to six. Coach Cole made some great adjustments coming out of the break, as there were six lead changes in the second half. However, the tell tale of the game was in the foul department, as Newman had an eight foul advantage for the game, and made 12 more additional trips to the charity strip than the Bobcats did. In the last two games against Newman, both of which were in Wichita, the 'Cats faced full court hard defensive pressure; however, the Jets were only whistled for 24 infractions, a pretty nice home court advantage indeed. Joey Maggett fouled out with 8 minutes left andl4 points and 8 rebounds. The Omaha native is one of two seniors on this year's squad. After Maggett fouled out, Newman switched to a 2-3 zone on defense

and went on a 17-4 run to secure a birth in the championship game against Bellevue. Peru State was led in scoring by Montsho Wilson, who poured in 16 points on 6-15 shooting, including 2-2 from 3-point line, and 2-2 from the free throw line. Wilson also collected six rebounds. Prior to the game, Wilson was named to the MCAC First Team, and won the MCAC Newcomer of the Year award. "I thought effort wise, it was as good of a game as we played," said Interim Head Coach Jerre Cole. "Newman played their best game against us, and we made a few mistakes that we didn't have time to correct." In order to get to the conference tournament, Peru State had to sweep their final two home games against College of the Ozarks and Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Against the Ozarks, the 'Cats had four players reach double digits in scoring. Wilson led the team with 20 points, as Jon Brydson added 17, Jullian Sea added 15 points, while Steve Vanderkamp added 10. The 'Cats out-scored the Ozarks 40-25 in the second half en route to a 73-


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The 'Cats played Saturday, Feb. 20, as they hosted Oklahoma Wesleyan University. The 'Cats took a 41-33 lead into half time, but only out scored the Eagles 44-43 in the second half. Despite the flurry of action, Peru State managed to win 85-76 and secure themselves their first ever birth in the conference tournament. Once again, four people scored double digits for the Bobcats. JJ Oberg scored 19, while Brydson added 13, and Wilson and Maggett both added 12 points. "I've had a lot of fun this year,"

PASSING IT OFF Senior Brian Lemerond (14) passes the ball as the Bobcats set up their offense against Dana College earlier this season. Cole said. "We've come together as a team, and had some ups and downs, The foundation is laid, and I really appreciate the work the seniors did. Joey (Maggett) and Chad (Beckman) were real positive to our program." Wilson led the team in scoring, averaging 14.4 points per game, while Maggett added 12.0. Wilson also averaged 7.1 rebounds per game, and Maggett pulled down 5.6

boards per game. Wilson led the team with 116 assists, and Jeremy Parker and Seay also added 75 assists on the seas<;m. The season now comes to an end with the 'Cats finishing 13-17 overall, 6-6 in conference play. The search for a head coach will now commence, with Interim Coach Jerre Cole becoming the full-time sports information director.

Final Season Stats for Mens and Womens Basketball Teams MENS BASKETBALL Peru State College 30 34 • 64 Haskell Indian Nations University 37 28 - 65 Shestak 4-7 1-2 2-4 ·JI, Wilson 9-19 4-9 - 22, Maggett 3-8 2-2 - 8, Vanderkamp 4-7 - 8, Oberg 34 - 6, Brydson 4-8 0-1 1-3 • 9. High Rebound: Wilson, l l. High Assist: Wilson 5. High Block: Shestak, Maggett I. College of the Ozarks 35 25 • 60 Peru State College 33 40 - 73 Seay 6-116-11-18, Wilson 9-15 1-1 1-12 - 20, Maggett 4-14 0-1 IO. Vanderkamp 1-3 - 2, Horton 1-1 l-1 - 3, Oberg 2-3 2-2 - 6, Brydson 4-5 9-10 17. High Rebound: Wilson 13. High Assist: Wilson 7. High Block: Shestak 5. Oklahoma Wesleyan University 33 43 - 76 Peru Slate College 4144 • 85 Seay 2-4 l-3 2-2 - 7. Shestak 4-6 0-1 - 8, Wilson • · Y-l'3-0-2<2-5- U:Mag·gett·S-t&2'4'-'ll!.',, • • •'

Beckman 1-3 - 2, Turner 1-1 1-1 - 3, Horton 1:3 2, Oberg 8-10 3-3, 19, Vanderkamp 3-3 1-1 • 7, Brydson 4-7 1-2 4-4 - 13. High Rebound: Brydson 9, High Assist: Wilson 12. High Block Shestak 2. Peru State College 37 30 • 67 Newman University 43 35 • 78 Seay 1-7 0-4 - 2. Shestak 5-8 1-3 - II, Wilson 615 2-2 2-2- 16. Maggett 6-9 1-l 1-2- 14, Vanderkamp 1-5 - 2. Lemerond 1-3 1-1 - 3, Turner 1-2 1-1 - 3, Horton 1-1 - 2, Oberg 3-4 - 6, Brydson 3-10 2-4 - 8. High Rebound: Wilson 8. High Assist: Seay, Wilson 4. High Block: Shestak 3. WOMENS BASKETBALL Peru State College 39 22 • 61 Haskell Indian Nations University 25 31 • 56 Craven 5-9 0-2 3·-4 - 13, Easterwood 3-13 - 6, Christianson 4-8 2-5 - I 0, McBride 6-15 6-13 4-4 - 22. Elacke2.Ji.b5-'l.3..-.8,.Ideus.l,7 ... .2. High

Rebound: Christianson 5. High Assist: 6- with one. High Block: !deus. Easterwood I. College of the Ozarks 38 33 - 71 Peru State College 32 28 • 60 Taylor 3-8 1-4 1-2- 8, Stehlik 3-8 2-43-4- II, Craven 2-5 0-1 2-3 - 6. Easterwood 1-3 - 2. Christianson 5-9 1-4 - 11, Will 1-3 - I, McBride 380-51-1 ~7. Placke4-ll 3-70-1-11,Ginn 1-21. !deus 1-2 2. High Rebound: Craven 6. High Assist: McBride, Placke 3. High Block: 3-with one. Oklahoma Wesleyan University Peru State·'C. Taylor 6-5 4'.~ Craven 1-4

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March 1, 2002

Bobcats finish season strong RYAN THOMAS Sports Writer The Bobcat women's basketball team concluded their season last weekend with wins over Oklahoma Wesleyan and Haskell Indian Nations. The 'Cats only loss this past week was to then 27-1 College of the Ozarks. The Ozarks, who had already solidified home court advantage for the conference tournament, fell to College of St. Mary's, the next day. The win on Saturday .ended the Bobcats' season, whose final record was 11- 20. In the 61 to 56 win over Haskell Indian Nations on Feb. 12, three lady 'Cats scored in double figures.

Jamie McBride led all scorers with .22 points on 6 of 14 shooting, while Sara Craven and Capricia Christianson added 13 and 10 points respectively.. Christianson also led the 'Cats with 5 rebounds, and Craven had 3 steals. The 'Cats came back home for their 2 final games. On February 12, the 'Cats faced a very tough College of the Ozarks team. The ladies played very well in the 71 to 60 loss. The 'Cats were led in scoring by Jessica Stehlik, Christianson, and Brooke Placke, with all 3 sc:;oring 11 points. Placke and Stehlik also led the 'Cats in the rebounding category with 4 rebounds apiece, while Sara Anderson dished out 3 assists.

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Senior Post Jen Easterwood (52) dishes out an assist against Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

~__.:- Stranded at Third Well the Olympics are over. and I r,1ave to say that this is the first time I have actually watched them every day. From figure skating to the skeleton, the curling to men or women's ice hockey. the 2002 Winter Olympics Were something, that will stay with me forever. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed everything about the 2002 Winter Olympics, that is except for tall the pissing and moaning the Russians did toward the end. ,canada defeated a tough and talent-

ed United States. team in both forms baseball should have a salary cap, as of ice hockey, and they showed they the Yankees' payroll this season will were the best team in the tourna- exceed $127 million. My Twins live ments. for another year, but unfortunately The skeleton is perhaps my they will have to make a serious favorite event as it is just plain playoff push in order to avoid coninsane. Being able to go down a traction next season. Seriously 4,785 foot track with 15 different folks, this team is a year or two curves at speeds topping 50 + miles away, I am riot just saying this as a per hour (that's over a 100 kph for homer fan, I am saying this as a supmy friends from the north) headfirst posed sports junkie. With young talis outrageous. ent like Christian Guzman, Doug However, now that the Olympics . Mientkiewicz, Torri Hunter, Corey are over, I can begin to watch the Koskie, and not to mention pitchers best sport known to man, baseball. such as Eric Milton, Joe Mays, This past off-season proved why LaTroy Hawkins and the seasoned veteran Brad Radke, this team can make a serious run at the AL Central race. The White Sox should .be better this year as Frank Thomas returns from the D.L., and the Indians will always be good, how- ...

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In the 'Cats final game of the season, they improved their conference record to 6 and 6 with a win over Oklahoma Wesleyan by the score of 81 to 61. Regl;llar season awards were announced recently with Taylor, Jen Easterwood, and McBride being honored. Taylor, who led the league in three-point shooting with an average of 41 %, was named to the first team all MCAC, while Easterwood and McBride received an honorable mention. Taylor also averaged 9.2 points per game to lead the 'Cats in scoring. ·Easterwood averaged 5.8 rebounds per game, tops on the team. McBride' led the 'Cats in assists and steals with 71 and 40. PSC women's basektball team was coached by Tab Jeferson.

By Scott Nelsen

ever if the Twins can take care of business at home, and win the close games which they did last year, a · Wildcard should be a realistic goal. Who knows? Even an A.L. Central title could be obtained. The East is stacked with power once again; however,· the Yankees should probably walk away with the title. The addition of Jason Giambi is great, and picking up Bubba Wells helps as. well; however, the most important acquisition. that the Yankees may have made this offseason was resigning Jorge Posada. He has been calling pitches for the Yankees staff the past couple of years and knows how to work the big time players in big time games. The. Red Sox will probably be a better team this year, as they were also winners in the free agent

ket, possibly the best thing to happen to them is getting rid of Carl Everett. This should probably boost their overall team play. Their biggest mistake, however, was getting rid of Jimy Williams as their manager last season. The A.L. West is also interesting this season, as the Rangers used a big bank account to add to their team. Players such as Chan Ho Park, .the above mentioned Everett, and John Rocker should help them; however, they will have to be good boys this year. Also, it will be difficult to play with the Mariners, as they should be good as well this year. I really think the Red Sox, Twins, and Rangers will be the three teams down the stretch vy:ing for that fourth playoff spot.

Have team ... just need a coach With the season's turning tion ofthe school's reluctance Bobcat Banter with Scott Nelsen from winter to spring, it will to pay money for good coachsoon be time for the hoys of fall to pad up and start their ing. It is set by the state legislature, and there is nothing spring practice; however, there is one little catch. After that can be done to change it. nearly two and a half months of searching, there is still As for riow Gray said, "The kids deserve the best no football coach. coach possible and we need to circle the wagons and try First year Athletic Director Bart Gray had this to say to get this done without panicking." about the situation. "We've offered it (the head football The target date of Feb. 7 has now come and gone, and job) to a couple of guys," he said."However, the disap- Gray explained that there is not a new target date, just a pointing thing is the people who we interviewed knew coach ASAP. the money situation coming into their interview, and As for spring ball, that will be up to the new coach. then they turned the job down due to the salary of the The NAIA allows football teams to practice 24 weeks position." throughout a span of a year, and it shouldn't be too hard The salary is not set. by the school, nor is it a ret1ec- to get spring ball organized.

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New Construction Major announced forPSC A new construction degree program had been approved for the fall 2002 school year. Offered as a two year associates degree, construction students can complete a four year degree in several-options, including Heating and Cooling, Plumbing, Demolition, and Heavy Equipment Skills. Said Chuck Fluck, "I wish they had this degree wh_en I got here, I could have graduated by now." "The classes are easy, but the lab work takes all day," he continued. Class requirements include steeltoed and a plaid work shirt. While no instructors have been hired to teach classes yet, plenty of current constuction workers have sent in resumes.

Top 10 reasons ·for, the Peru State Times NOT to move out of the office In A.D. Majors: 10) Saying we work in a '·condemned building" makes us sound cool and tough! 9) Every late night trip to the bathroom is like a combination of MTV's Fear and The Blair Witch! Project. 8) It is nice to have the windows open and heater on at the same time. I 7) We have extraordinarily large~ spiders that don't seem to be affected by the radon and asbestos. Have you seen Erin Brockovich? 6) There is a certain rush that you get with the thought that, if you jump enough, you may cause a building to slide down a hill! 5) Not every office has a personal gym. 4) If there is an emergency, we are, right next to the health center. 3) If we feel like being destructive, we can kick a wall down .. .literally. ' 2) We get extra exercise by travel-· ing from one end of the campus to,


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The picture that ran on the front page of the March 1 issue of The Peru State Times featured the incorrect housG. The Peru State ¡Times extends its apologies to Mr. Marvin Rhodus for the mistake. The Peru house pictured right, 920 7th stre~t, has been verified by Nemaha Sherrifs as the correct site of the methamphetamine lab that was discovered on Feb. 18 and subsequently ~hut down. photo by: Ken Hastings

PSC eager to unvei I new Internet site New website to incorporate easier navigation with better photos, more graphics

WEB SLINGING Kari Lynne Reinert of the Peru State Times takes a 1?neak peak at the soon-to-bereleased college web site. Originally slated to be unveiled March 15, the web site is still being ''tweaked" before it can be accessed publically.


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PSC will soon have a new 'look--. an updated, clean look that promises to raise eyebrpws of ~pprovaLthe first time it is visited. Not only does it boast an improved look, but it is also technologically competitive with the top school websites available. "We looked at about 20-30 websites nationally and we wanted to mimic what we thought were the best sites and we wanted to put our Peru spin on it, and we wanted to get some pizazz to it and do the best possible job we could," said Extended Learning professor Carl

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Ellis. "We hired a professional design agency out of Omaha called Imaging Services Corp. They did the design work and then, the site will be hosted by South Dakota School of Minds and Technology in Rapid City," said K~nt Props~, _vi:e.,

president of college advancement and institutional relations. "We think that it will be much more dynamic and up to date," he added. "We've really tried to make this more marketing oriented and user friendly. We know that when ..: : ~~ l~v:'.. ':":'11 still be' adding stuff

literally every minute. We'll keep the old site up just to transfer stuff as a link, for a short while." Having the website hosted by South Dakot~ School of Minds and Technology will boost connection speed and will relieve PSC of some

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March 22, 2002

Hey you in the back ... yeah, you. learning anything here? Do you want more, or less? Does this sound like some sort of quiz? Well, it is. Consider this a short test-if you pass, you'll get a degree worth more than the paper it's printed on. If not .... well, you'll have a degree, I think. Please .take a moment and define Liberal Arts Education.. Does your definition include taking Literature classes? It should. In fact, despite what you may have heard, a solid Liberal Arts Education consists of much more than just a few credit hours in a limited number of subject areas. You might expand your interests a little and .Jake a variety of ·electives to enrich your mind in a

Liberal Arts program, because that '.s why you're here. But hey, if instead you're i.n the business of doing as little as possible, raise your hand .. In fact; you may raise your hand to opt out of entire fields in your quest for a degree, if you play your cards right. A proposed (but yet not adopted)change to the General Studies program could affect how you register for class. If the change is in fact adopted, it would eliminate mandatory ~redit hours in Art, Music, Speech/Drama, Philosophy, and Literature . Students will still have to take at least twelve hours in a minimum of those three areas, but that means that any two of the said areas can be

Why are you here?

avoided by the incoming General ue to show up. Students, what does this mean to Studies major. If you don'.t feel like taking Philosophy, so be it. Maybe you? Well, it means that there will music and art aren't in your bag of be fewer classes available per tricks, but that's ok, because you semester, since fewer students will can slip by unnoticed. And hey, if be required to take them. That's Shakespeare bends your tirain a wee tough luck for students in their bit, you can nix the iambic pentame- major discipline who require such ter altogether. classes to ·graduate, but what can you do? Perhaps we can dumb down Sounds great, huh? Uh ... wait a second-you might some of the classes to make them want to think about this one for a bit more attractive for students to take. before you answer. Faculty mem- Just imagine a semester of Music bers, you know what this means, of Appreciation where you only have course-some of your classes might to compare MTV to VHl. Or, hOw grow sparse over the next few years, about philosophy courses based on especially if General Studies' Jerry Springer's final thoughts? No, majors are avoiding them. That I've got it. You could take a Brit Lit means that only students whose class without actually having to majors require taking your classes read anything. Are we so busy trying to retain will actually be taking your classes. Of course, if you give undeserved students that we've forgotten that grades to students, they will contin- we're trying to educate them?

with Ken Hastings

While driving up to Omaha this When consumers were asked if they weekend,. 1: noticed abdut every were willing to pay e)l.tra. for other car Was an Americazy flag on it, American-made products, two intermine included: Th,is .kitid: 0fpatriot-~ esting results from that poll were ism is easy to see, and makes you seen. Fifty-five percent of feel like "We're all in this together." American consumers replied, "yes," It's kind of like the cheering and and only 14 percent said that they clapping after the natiornll anthem were not willing to pay more, with before any sporting event. Since 9- the rest being undecided. However, 11, I know my patriotism has gotten when those same people were stronger, but it's harder to support asked, "Do you ever consider we just have to have pride in the America in other ways besides put- whether products are foreign made community, have a better underting a flag on the car. when buying?" Only 25 percent standing of other people, and have Go to your closet and look at the actually checked, while 49 percent patience when things don't go our tag on any ten shirts. I'm pretty sure never even considered it. way. two or less were made/assembled in See, that's where .I am. I love my If I put an American flag outside the United States. Heck, I've got a George Foreman grill, but I flipped my house, then start a meth lab sweater made in Pakistan. Here is it over and found that it was made . . in inside, I'm not really being all that the real problem: I don't know how China. My favorite type of televi- ·patriotic. (Ed. note: if someone to American," when every- sion is Mitsubishi, the best cigars COtn!!S to take a picture of the meth thing is made somewhere else. I are coming out of the Dominican lab, at least they'll know that Ken's know we're in a global economy Republic, and any girl with a for- house is the one with the flag out now, and that's fine, but when our eign accent gets extra points in my front). Just being a decent citizen is allies one year are our enemies the book. I've beeri supporting the glob- about.the best way we can be patrinext, it's hard to stay on top of who al community for years, without otic, I think I mean, I really don't I can buy from. want to get rid of my George regard to American made. It turns out I'm not the only one. In What is the answer? How can I be Foreman grill, because that thing is 1998. MSNBC took a poll of for- more patriotic, and·continue to have awesome. Un-American, yes, but eign made goods and the consumer. all the things I want? Like any of us, awesome j!lst the same.

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These types of academic policies-the types that streamline degree program requirements--only make it easier for PSC students to slide through because programs are forced to demand less and less of them in the classroom. I don't make that statement casually, either. If you don't work to earn your degree, it's not Werth anything. Students on this campus who are working hard and earning their degrees are the ones making something of their college education. Earn what you learn, and be proud of it. Real life is never remedial. Final question: raise your hand if you think that Peru State should lower standards so more students can keep up with the.curve. Wait ... I think I see your hand up in the back of the class ... and I think you just failed this quiz.

CillBPUS Spotlight

by Kari Lynne Reinert

YUKINO"YUKI" KOYATA Year- Junior Major- Early Childhood Ed. Hometown- Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan Residence- Nicholas apt. Hobbies- Singing, movies, traveling, art Plans for future- "To become a kindergarten teacher, to teach in the U.S. for a year, and then take my experiences and methods back to Japan" Favorite movies- Dead Poets Society and Patch Adams· Extra curricular- oil painting, cooking

Why did you pick your major?~ "I love children, and in Japan, I taught english to students. As I'm teaching, I realize that I am learning! I know that I am shaping children, and I like using creativity to help kids!" Quote- "/ want to give children the same opportunities that I received from my parents and friends!"

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Friday March 22, 2002

·The Peru State Times


Wilson earns NAIA honors SCOTT NELSEN Sports Editor

LINDSEY CULP FRESHMAN "Weekend activities, and more businesses and dance clubs close to Peru.

ANNIE CHAUZA JUNIOR "Chain them to their beds!"

Peru State College junior forward Montsho Wilson was recently named to the NAIA Honorable Mention All~American list. Wilson avei:aged 14.4 points per game in his first year as a Bobcat, as well as 7.1 rebounds per game, and 5.1 assists per game. Wilson also came home with a pair of Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference awards, as he was named to First Team AllConference, as well as Conference New Comer of the year. .Fellow swingman Joey Maggett was also named Honorable Mention All-Conference for the second consecutive season. "This came as a huge·· surprise to me," said Wilson. "I thank my teammates for letting it happen." "He's an extremely competitive student athlete who had an exceptional season for 1,1s, especia,lly in times of adversity," said Coach Jerre Cole. "I'm happy him, as well as are his teammates for the types of performances he gave us throughout the season." "I expect bigger and better things next season," said Wilson. "I'm going to work harder personally because everyone is going to be watching now." Wilson scored a season high 33 points against Avila College on Nov.14, in only his second game in


SAM KLEIN SENIOR "Places to work, more to do on weekends, and all construction done!"


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DRIVING TO THE HOLE Wilson drives to th&-hole for two in a game earlier this season. a Peru State jersey. Wilson won't take time off away from the court, either. At the close

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benefit students who are currently enrolled in Internet classes as well. ''A wet campus!" "We are a.lso in the process of moving . off the. national [on-line. college course. program]; we p11rchased a · server that can host 3000 clients. When you take the website located from here, what we would have ·done is eaten up that new bandwidth; we would have eaten it alive. With Blackboard alone, ther(! would have .been bandwidth. shortages;' said Ellis. Bandwidth has oeen in short supply on the PSC network in the past three years, especially since the increase of online courses, as well as increased Internet emphasis in course content. "We want to protect our bandCOME HA VE AN AWESOME TIME width so we have fast access in our computer labs," Ellis continued. AND SPEND TIME WITH FRIENDS!!! Presently, PSC is conducting web1;-------------"-"'-"-"'"'-~"'-"-.-....--'""'-"..._................__........, _.: .}~~ l?~ndwidth protection should




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technical concerns. "[It] relieves us of the mainte- · nance concerns and it is also on Internet 2 (which is high speed) parallel to World Wide Web servers," said Propst. "The biggest issue is that they [South Dakota School of Minds and Technology] are an Internet 2 school with plenty of bandwidth. They also have a high speed server that .will basically allow us to serve five times as fas.t .as we are now... What you're going to see is a website that is mechanically better than the current site, one that yoti can drill down quickly with 2417 maintenance," said Ellis. "I think it will be extremely fast to load; I think it will have a superior look [when compared with] our present website, and we think it will be much more current," said Propst.

site update training for department representatives. and faculty. Spreading the duty of updating pages among a variety of department representatives relieves one person or group of people from excess responsibility, and should make the process of updating progress smoothly--as well as infiltrate· a variety of input and ideas throughout the website. "Now we are teaching every department in every school to make their own changes, ·so we are not reliant on just one overworked office to make· those updates," said Propst. The site is expected to go live today, after some additional testing is completed, according to Propst. "What we've got is an excellent marketing tool for Peru State, which is what we wanted. We wanted to increas~. ou.r y~~i~iHty,'.' s~ip ~l~~s. 1 , :.4

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Crook recipient of Teaching Excellence Award Dr, Sara Crook, associ.ate professor of social science, is the latest recipient of Peru State College's annual Teaching Excellence Award. Crook, a native of Central City, was chosen for the award because of her effectiveness and creativity in the classroom, as well as her participation in a myriad of organizations at the college, community, and state levels. "I am very honored to have been nominated and chosen for this award," said Crook. "I feel I join a very elite group. But I did not win this award on my own. Those who have received this award before me ~erved as inspirations, as have my colleagues." 'Tm especially grateful to my students who with their questions and their enthusiasm have challenged me to continually push myself to learn more about the subjects I teach," she added. "I also owe a debt of gratitude to the staff, who do so much of the behind-the-scenes work that makes events like History Day possible, and to the administration for all their support." Besides teaching courses in politkal science, history,

geography, and education, Crook has served as president of the Nebraska State Historical Society, was head coach of her local Jaycee softball program, instigated the Peru History Day Contest and served as its coordinator since 1985, serves as the faculty advisor for PSC Student Senate, and serves as co-faculty advisor of PSC Phi Alpha Theta, a history honorary society. Crook joined PSC as an adjunct, or part-time faculty member, in 1984. She became full-time in 1993 as an assistant professor of social science before gaining promotion to her current position as associate professor of sociarscience in 1997. The award includes a $1000 stipend provided for by a fund developed by the Peru State College Class of 1940 and given through the PSC Foundation. Crook is also eligible, along with the winners of the TEA from Chadron and Wayne State Colleges, for the Nebraska State College Sy.stem Teaching Excellence Award. The statewide winner will be announced this spring. From College Advancement

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CROOK is a candidate for the next Nebr.aska State Colleges Teaching Excellence Award.

Improved Internet connection good for everyone Last semester, Peru State College separated the computer service lines into three T-1 lines. These lines are separated by student dorms and campus computer labs. The instructors and administration share their own ·line. This separation should allow each group of computers to have speedier Internet service. A T-1 line is able to prpcess KEN HASTINGS 1,536,000 bits of information per Staff Writer second. The average alphabetic Awareness. For those students liv- character uses about 8 bits. If you do ing in the dorms, being aware of the math, about 192,000 letters can their total Internet use and the new. be transferred per second. T-1 bandwidth line may· help ease If Internet service is held io word some of the complaints about slow information only, (research, articles, Internet service. e-mail, etc.) service can be very


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swift. The downloading of Mp-3 music and video however, is very taxing to the system because they are densely packed programs. Music and videos use large amounts of bits per second in comparison to words. During an interview with Jay Jacobsen, director of computer services, traffic on the dorm T-1 line was monitored for five minutes. The average use at 2 p.m. was only around 600,000 bits per second, well under the maximum capacity. Jacobsen said he .had seen usage levels as high as l,500,000 bits per second at other times, which would have made all dorm computers

transfer programs slower. software. A s'econd T-1 line could be Jacobsen felt that if students Were added for· the dorms, or monitoting made more aware of how the software could be placed into the Internet slows down, they would be system. Two types of monitoring more understanding of slow transfer software that could alleviate the times. Limiting the number of problem are an Mp-3 type blocker, shared programs that are down- . which would end all music and loaded from students' computers, video downloads, or a priority sysand downloading a limited number tem, that gives highest priority to by students at any one time would research information, and lowest be beneficial for all users. priority to Mp-3 type downloads. With over 150 computers in the Sophomore Jennifer Blunt thought student dorms. being courteous with internet speed wasn't too bad...My internet use may be the cheapest roommate's computer always goes . option for increasing Internet speed. pretty fast." Jacobsen listed several other "It's [computer in dorm] faster options, all of which would cause an than both the library and the labs," increase in dorm fees to pay for new said Sophomore Becky Johnson.

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Friday March 22, 2002

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Gager, Muckey clinch Senate victory CAM PENTLAND Editor-in-Chief It may not h'ave been the grandest election PSC has ever seen, but Alan Gager and Jeremy Muckey are happy to have been elected as 20022003 Student Senate President and Vice-President. Both Gager and Muckey are content with the results of their nine-vote victory over opponents Anna Wheeler and Ryan Krier. This is Muckey's first year on campus but he has had experience as a Senator-at-large at SCCBeatrice before coming to PSC. Both men are keen to take offi~e, but recognize that the departure of current Senate President Tai Halalilo will leave a difficult hole to fill. "Tai's shoes were going to be hard to fill, no matter who took over," Gager said. "She's an excellent president right now, and hopefully I can continue the motivation and some .of the goals that her and I

started this year. We're definitely for students to get involved with going to miss Tai." events on campus. "She's an incredible leader," "I'd like to encourage student added Muckey. pride for our school," Muckey said. Gager and Muckey ran a platform "There's a lack of enthusiasm for based on improving communication athletic functions, music functions, between students and Senate, but and just generally getting involved they also have plans to improve on campus. We'd like to see [events] PSC's off-campus visibility. One of get better publicized and get more their first initiatives is to have an students involved." intercollegiate representative on the "Homecoming, choir, band-no executive committee whose sole matter what, we want more people purpose would be to communicate out to those events," Gager added. with other colleges in the area about Gager understands that improved event hosting and intercollegiate student involvement on campus activities. . does require more communication "When a college hosts functions with students, and for Gager, that like that, they involve other colleges begins with the students voicing and they get a statewide and nation- their concerns to the Senate. "We need students to tell us what wide reputation,". Muckey said. "That can help us with recruitment, they want," he said. "I am willing to because students will want to come listen to their concerns, [and I ask to a college that is actively involved that they] just voice their concerns with others." in an appropriate manner." Next year's Senate will put a Muckey wants students to undergreater emphasis on school pride as stand that their Student Senate is an both Gager and Muckey see a need effective governing body that stu-

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Jeremy Muckey (left) and Alan Gager were elected Student Senate vice-president and president, respectively. LEADERS-TO-BE

dents should get in touch .with more often to understand what is being done on their behalf, "I think that students need to real~ ize how much power or authority that Student Senate actually has, because a lot of the i!feas that the

Administration· thinks of for students, [will be taken] to the Student Senate first to allow us to voice our concerns and make suggestions," Muckey said. "It's just a matter of working on things and knowing what students want."

Voters shy from controversial senate election CALVIN EGGER

Staff Writer The election for 2002-2003 president and vice president ·of Student Senate was tight, but few PSC students actually voted. Alan Gager arid Jeremy Muckey won against Anna Wheeler and Ryan Krier by a difference of nine votes. According to statistics supplied by the Student Senate office, a total of 184 out of a possible 827 full-time students (710 on-campus) voi<:;ed their opinions on Feb. 27 and 28. Gager and Muckey received 95 votes, while Wheeler and Krier received 86. There were three writeins. Results were posted in the

Senate office on Thursday, Feb. 28, throughout next year." Not all students felt comfortable at4 p.m. Gager is a senior from Table Rock, with the election process. Dan Neb. He is majoring in psycholo- Gutierrez, a senior psych/soc/crimigy/sociology; and minoring in busi- nal justice major, felt that. the elecness administration. Muckey is a tions were not simply political. "It junior social science major from was pretty messed up because I think people were judged because of Brainard, Neb. Tai Halalilo, current president, who they are and about their sexual will graduate this May, and Gager, preferences," referring to vice-prescurrent vice president will replace ident-elect Muckey, the recent presher. Gager and Muckey begin their ident of PRIDE (People Respecting Differences for term this April, and will serve until Individual Equality). April 2003. · Juniqr psy<:;hology majdr Lauren Halalilo remarked, "This .election was a lively one and I value each · Varvaro said she was also disapparticipant. It is my hope that the pointed with the controversy. "Jeremy is a good friend of mine. fervor 9f all involved in this election continues in servant leadership I am supportive of gay rights and I

think that Jeremy and Alan have good viewpoints on the issue. I thought I owed it to Jeremy and Alan to vote for them," she said. Tia Willis, senior psychology /sociology major, believed the election became too serious. "In allfour years that I have been here, I haven't seen such a controversial election," she said. Similar feelings were expressed by Lisa Cornell, a· senior psychology/sociology/criminal justice major. "I think it was .too serious and too scand~lousY she said. "It wasn't the U.S. presidential election; it was the Student Senate elections.'' Junior Criminal Justice major Brent Hink:el thought that there was not enough information about the candidates for students to make an informed choice. "I think that Anna should have made herself more present, more

known," he said. Reasons for the low voter turnout were diverse. Those who did not vote explained it was because they simply did not know about the election. Others didn't know the candidates, or didn't care. Some also did not vote because they were going to graduate and feltit was useless to do so. Sophomore IT major Nate Stender believed that a debate would have helped the visibility of the candidates and issues at hand. ·Stender also believes that because Gager is the current vice-president; he got away with putting his signs up early. Although Gager and Muckey had signs put up before Wheeler and Krier, Gager maintains that his campaign was run by the book. "I had my signs up within the two week period--it was fair game for them as well," Gager said.


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TYREE SEJKORA Sta,ff Writer Peru State College's MENC music club was privileged to host the 2002 NMEA Spring Collegiate Forum on March 16, The forum was held to help identify different events that would take place while pursuing an education degree .. Two students from Wayne State's chapter and the collegiate chair, Nikki Wilkinson from University of NebraskaLincoln joined the 16 members from Peru's chapter. The day started with two morning sessions.. The first session was held by two of Peru State's finest, William Snyder and Ted Harshbarger. Their session was entitled "It's Show Time," which discussed interviewing and how to prepare resumes for jobs. "Dr. Snyder and Ted Harshbarger touched many different subjects that will help in my job search for the future," said Dana Rodwell. a freshman music education major. "I feel that I have a better understanding of what is expected of me. The session has helped me better understand In what direction I now need to go." The second session was a discus-


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sion on building and maintaining a band· program. The chair of the fine and performing arts department at Peru State College, Dr. David Edris, led this. Edris gave a special twist to this session by discussing the n,onconduction/coaching aspect · of being an instrumental educator. Topics included areas such as being an advocate for music education, keeping inventory of music and instruments, maintaining a relationship with administration, along w\fh many other areas of discussion. "I really enjoyed his c.iiseussion," said Sarah Kesting, a sophomore music education major from Wayne State College. "He informed me about quite a few t0f the extra jobs he has to do and w'bat they entail. I was very appreciative of his talk and am thankful for his tips." After the morning session, the clan of music lovers took a trip to the other side of town. There 'they found a variety of appetizing foods waiting for them at the Peru Cottonwood. "I was pleased with our experience at the Peru Cdttonwood," said Gena Fritz, senior music education major. "It allowed us to sit and relax and enjoy the company as well as

the meal." After their pleasant lunch, the MENC members returned to. the Benford Recital Hall were they continued the rest of the forum. The next session was a panel of four teachers im;iuding PSC alumni and soon to be alumni. Stephanie Huffrpan arid Jennifer Olberding expressed views of what they have experienced through their first year of teaching. From the aspect of student teaching, Drew Davis and Jennifer Anderson shared their ideas. This panel was not educational for the music major, but also for non-music majors. "The discussion panel was also helpful from a non-music major standpoint," said senior criminal justice, psychology/sociology major; Jake Overfield. "Listening to them talk still shows that you will come across things you don't learn in classes. You will be learning for the rest of your life." The final session was held by Doug and Judy Bush, both of which are active speakers at many different conventions and forums. Their session was entitled "Show M.e the Money," which was a discussion on fundraising. Their discussion was

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MENC MEMBERS enjoy lunch at the Peru Cottonwood dur· ing their spring forum held March 16. very educational and was received well by the audience. "Judy made many good points on fundraising," said junior music education K-12/piano performance major Ryan Zeigler. "Both Doug and Judy put together a great presentation and I think some of us will use their ideas." "I am very happy with the outcome of the spring forum," said

Wilkinson. "Everyone that attended seemed to enjoy the speakers, and I hope the information learned is valuable in the future. This was a great way to meetother.~()Uege stu-> . dents and learn about each other's; music programs. Thanks to thos.e who attended, all the speakers, and Peru State College MENC for helping make this a wonderful forum."

Student recitals continue to entertain Bass singer Jeremy Muckey and Elysia McGill presented the second student recital of the spring semester on Feb. 28 at 11:00 a.m. Ryan Zeigler accompanied both performers. "'l am very impressed tosee how well the vocal students of Peru State College have improved since the new instructor has come to Peru," said music education and vocal performance major Tyree Sejkora. ''The students have improved vocally and have begun presenting their songs with more excitement"

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LUCKY NIGHT CAB sponsored a St. Patrick's Day dance on March 14. Some students "got lucky" by winning one of many prizes, including a DVD player and an Advantix camera. Above, Freshman Micah Schuch, Senior Jim .Lovely, and Sophomore Jeremy Larkins enjoy the Celtic festivities.

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fhe cat in the hat is back On Feb. 28, Peru State College hosted a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, sponsored jointly by PSEA and PSCEA, which are the Peru Student and Faculty Education Associations. Over 629 elementary students from the nearby communities and schools of Nebraska City Lourdes, McCartney, Brownville, Falls City, Rock Port, Southeast Consolidated, and JohnsonBrock attended during two sessions on Thursday. Students, who were unable to attend Friday, March 1 because of inclement weather, were later visited by PSEA members who gave a shortened version of the presentation. The party included storytelling, skits, and other fun activities. The students also had the opportunity to recite the Readers' Oath. This annual Read Across America event was made possible in part by a C.L.A.S.S. grant, which PSEA had previously applied for and recieved through NSEA. Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel (Guy-zel) in 1904. His first book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, published in 1936, was an instant success. His desire to excite children to read led Geisel to write The Cat In The Hat in 1954. Forty-two other books were to follow. Dr. Seuss won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984, and was also awarded three Academy Awards during his lifetime. This year, along with Read Across America and Peru State College, many students from around southeast Nebraska celebrated what would have been Dr. Seuss' 98th birthday. Although the weather complicated some of the plans, an of the visiting students and faculty, as well as the members of PSEA and PSCEA were pleased with the_ overall results. "I think that it went really well; there was a great turn out and good participation," said Amy Silhacek; a senior PSEA member. "The kids really seemed to enjoy it!"


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Attention movie buffs: Oscar night is just two days away. This is the night when the top films of the year, according to the academy members, are rewarded. A plus for this year's shows is that many of the movies were very popular at the box office, making it much more likely that the average person had seen at least some of the nominated films. This adds to the excitement when the envelopes are opened, and we hear "And the Oscar goes to ... "

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Also adding to the excitement this year is something that is being seen as a big step forward: the fact that there are three African-American actors up in the lead role categories, including Will Smith for Ali, Denzel Washington for Training Day, and Halle Berry for Monster's Ball. The nominees for Best Picture this year are: A Beautiful Mind, Gosford , ·Park, In the Bedrgom, The Lord of the Rings: The fellowship of the Ring, and Moulin Rouge. I, personally, think A.I., Artificial Intelligence should have been nominated as well, and so should have Haley foe! Osment who played• a robot who could love. This movie was one of the most bizzare, but , also ,one of the most thought-provoking movies I have ,ever seen, though I must admit it lost me a little at the end. But moving on to who is nominated, Russell Crowe definitely made a

case for himself for Best Actor when he played John Nash, a tormented schizophrenic in A Beautiful Mind, which is based ort Nash's real-life struggles. The movie gave a unique look at the disorder from the prospective of the sufferer, so it seems likely that Ron Howard will win the Best Director honor. Crowe's co-star, Jennifer Connelly, may very well also win the Best Supporting Actress Acadamy Award for her portrayal of Nash's devoted wife. The movie is also up for its soundtrack, composed by James Horner, who is a musical genius. You've heard his music if you've seen the film Apollo 13, Legends of the Fall, or Titanic. All have great soundtracks. Composers do not get the attention they deserve, and let's face it, what wouid movies be like if there was no music? Another musical genius is Diane

Give this one some time KEN HASTINGS Staff Writer If you like great computer graphics and good scary monsters, then the Time Machine is a movie for you. This is the second remake ofH.G. Wells classic story in film, and has a few changes in it from the book and the last movie. When Wells wrote the Time Machine in 1895, ,he . could not have imagined that Britain would h~ve been the near center of World War II, or lhat an atomic age might end life as we know it. In the first. film, whi<;:h came out in 1960, World War JII ends, alrpost all life, and the earth starts over again. The new Time Machine movie takes ,a different tack altogether. In order for our hefo, Dr A)~xander Hardigan, to . understan:d \\'hY l\Sing a time machine won't change the past, he decides to go into the future to a time when the changes over that much time. science of time travel is understood. So here is a guy While this isn't a scary movie, the Morlocks (the bad just on a· fact-finding mission when he is knocked guys in the future) are a pretty ugly bunch; there are unconscious and travels some 800,000 years into the some spots that make you jump in your seat. Overall, I future. was pretty entertained, and it's definitely a film to watch Besides the great graphics involved in showing the on the big screen, but this isn't academy award stuff-progress of the world for 800,000 years,, there are some just a good night out, at the movies . . interesting, thought provoking ideas on how the world


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lark, Cole join Bobcat coaching staffs RYAN THOMAS Staff Writer The long wait for a head football oach here at Peru is over. Terry p!ark, a past assistant coach of the · obcats, was hired on Monday, arch l l, ,replatfog interim head oach Ryan Held. Held left the Bobcats in the winter f 2001 to take the head coaching ob at Oklahoma Panhandle niversity, in Blackwell, Okla. This is not Clark's first time on the ampus of a Thousand Oaks. f During the 2000 season, Clark was ~he defensive coordinator under Head Coach Dick Strittmatter. The .Cats· had a great season that year d finished witli an 8-2 record. The 'Cats finished the 200 I cam, aign 5-5, a record that many want o forget. t "We l9ok to improve every year, , bviously," said defensive lineman tyler Armagost, "and with the respeceour players have for Coach Clark, we hope it will be a success"~ul season."


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Editors Note: In the March I issue oftlte Peru State Times, the following article was itrtended to run. Due to a computer error, we i11adv.erte11tly placed the wro11g article µ11d we apologize for tlze inaccura~y of tlie infom1ati011. Tire followi118 article has bee11 edited for co11text a11d for co11te11t. The top women's and men's basintra,mural teams reigned as ~hampions the \l\';~ek before. spring 'break as they fought in heated bat,tles for the championship games. ,~ Inthe men's division, Simm's City ,finis.hed the season and the tournament undefeated. Simm's City 1defeated Your Mom 65-44 in the ampionship game. Simm's City consists of Mulcahy, ate Simms, Clayton Seeba, T.K. '.Goldsmith, Adam Santo, Jerre Cole, :and Sean Wehenkel. They were the humber one seeded team going into the tournament. · .••.. Junior Paul Heusinkvelt thought ·.h·. . is tea.m, Wac X, had a good chance of playing in the final four even fthough their record was 5-3. 1· . Heusinkvelts teammates were iJason Hurt, Kevin Tilson, Ross Luzum, fyl~tt An~n<l,, Austin Arnold, 1




During the Bobcat's 2000 season, Clark was an influential reason that the 'Cats peeked as high as 7th in the NAIA football polls. The defense that season allowed only 163.7 yards per game on the ground, while giving up 146.9 in the air. Clark stresses team speed, and it definitely shows. in the product the 'Cats put on the field. During the 2000 season, the 'Cats held opposing offenses to a 28% conversion rate on third down, giving the offense many opportunities fo score. The players respect Clark and they

X did not have a chance to play Simm's City in the regular season, but Heusinkvelt was looking forward to playing them in the toumament. In the girls division, the champions were the Bad News Bobcats who defeated the Juggies in a tightly contested game, 35-34. Junior Carrie Alexander and her sister Wendy were on the Bad News Bobcats' along with Jessica Jae, Hilary Koso, Sadie Wollenberg, Lyndsey Lanik, and Marie Christman. Junior Katy Scheel thought the Juggies' had some advantages over the Bad News Bobcats but knew it would be . a rough and exciting game. The Juggies' other players were Amanda Hedin, Meghan Scanlan, Jen Pitz!, Christina Spinale, Elizabeth Einspar, Anna Wheeler, and Cara DeBuhr. The final four of the men's division played on Thursday Feb. 28th. Even though the basketball league has come to an end, a few questions of what can be improved for next year's season have already been . ;;isk<!4 \"..Y ~(.)Il,l<! particip,an,t~'.

feel that he will leadthem to another successful season. · "He's been here before and he gained our respect," said soon to be senior running back Troy Reutlinger Linebacker Matt Shelsta agreed with Reutlinger's comments and added, "He is not a screamer; he's a motivator." Not many players remain from Peru's 1999 squad, but they seem to hav,e gott(!n what they wanted. "All the players both respect Coach Clark, and like him as a person." "Coach Clark gets his team ready to play every week, and that is what this team needed," said Shelsta. Clark earned his bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Mary, in 1996. Prior to his .experiences at Peru State, Clark served as defensive secondary coach at University of Mary for three seasons, as well as at Dokata State University for a season. Clark's wife is Anita, and they have two daughters, Emily and Abby.

SCOTT NELSEN Sports Editor Peru State College has a new men's basketball coacli and sports information director... sorta. Jerre Cole, had the interim tag lifted off his title, and was named Peru State's head men's basketball coach. Cole took over the reigns in November, · two games ·into the season. The Bobcats finished 13-17 overall, 6-6 in the MCAC. . Cole came to Peru State College tion he has held since late summer from Porterville College in of last year. "Jerre Cole has proven Porterville, California where he was himself to be a valuable asset to Peru State College, under difficult an assistant coach. circumstances that none of us could. He played college basketball at have anticipated," said Vi~ Missouri Valley College in Marshall President of Institutional Relations Missouri. After that he was a grad assistant at Emporia State and College Advancement Kent Propst. "He. has improved as University. "In hiring Jerre Cole we (PSC ath- Sports Information Director and is letics) were extremely lucky to find growing into that position, and he's an individual who has a strong com- done a nice job of keeping Pera mitment to excellence," said PSC State College on the sports pages Athletic Director Bart Gray. "I am and 'On the sports broadcastsY "This is a heck of a positive step confident that we will have consistent improvement in the men's bas- for the program," said Ryan Uphoff. ketball program during Jerre's "Coach Cole adds a µnique element as a coach to this team, he know~; tenure. "Coach Cole is a great addition to what it takes to get the job done, ancl this team," said junior post Steve he has high expectations for us nexti {i-'· :.+.• Vanderkamp. "I look forward to season." , "I am happy that we were able ~: playing for him again next year." . ~.·;·' . "It's aboost for us," said Montsho come to a decision so quickly ~ Wilson. "We now have a set coach the season," said Cole. "'This helal: next season; we (as a team) expect with recruiting as well as with ~~ to be much. more better; everyone guys that are here. I am happy to ~· on the team expected he would get able to continue to lead this team another year." .j~~ the job." Cole lives in. Peru with his Cole was also named PSC Sports Kim. . ., Information Director as well, a posi-


ers was the officiating needs to be improved. Intramural Director Fred Aubuchon realizes the officiating needs to be refined, but everyone needs to realize that it will never be perfect. "Basketball at any level, is the most scmtinized s).)()rt. The. budget does not allow us to bring in certitied referees. On behalf of the refs, ,I know they have a tough job, but I support them all the way," Aubuchon said. During the week of March 11 a series of fun competitions took place in the AWAC. Each winner took home an intramural champs tshirt compliments of the intramural office. The winner of the Men's Hot Shot contest was Nick Simms, while the winner of the women's competition was Sally Witt. A three point contest was also held for both the men and the women. T.K. Goldsmith took the title for the men while Sally Witt and Jessica Joe tied for first place. A one-on-one men only tournament was also part of the competitions in which Josh Rhodd took home the t-shirt. Whiffle ball will begin in the AWAC on March 25, and there are currently six co-ed teams that have signed up for competition. Stop by the Intramural Office for more information about team and player D .··, ': ,

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Softball nears .500 mark SCOTT NELSEN Sports Editor

Tennal went two for three from the plate. Angela Godfrey went the distance and earned the win for the The Peru State College softball Bobcats as she allowed two runs on team is off to a good start this sea- five hits, and struck out three. son, as they are currently 5 and7 Peru State dropped a home double overall. header against Midland Lutheran on Peru State opened their 2002 sea- Mar. 14. The Warriors took the first son with a 9-1 victory over Bethany game 4-0, as the 'Cats only collectCollege. Jessica Hill went two for ed three hits in 22 trips to the plate. three from the dish for the 'Cats, The Bobcats dropped game two by a scoring two runs herself, as well as score of 4-1. Sandra Owen went two knocking in one. Christy Bulson for four from the plate. Jiree went the distance to earn the first Carpenter also went two for three win of the season, as she went five from the dish. innings, struck out one and allowed "We hit the ball extremely hard seven hits. during our home stand," said junior The 'Cats lost a tough game to Ch B 1 Kansas Wesleyan 8-7 on March 8th, pitcher risty u son. ''Unfortunately it was right at them in the at the Kansas Wesleyan (the defense)." Tournament. Jamie McBride went Last weekend, the Bobcats went to two for three scoring a run and Jefferson City, Missouri and played knocking in four runs, including a five games in two days. The homerun. Bobcat's firsffoe was William Penn Peru State concluded the tourna- College, as they fell by a score of 5ment with a 6-4 defeat against . 1. Sterling College. McBride contmPeru State bounced back against ued to swing a hot bat, as .she went William Wo9ds with a 3-2 victory. 2 for 3 with two runs scored, as well Angela Godfrey went the distance as two RBI's. Stacie Sell had the to earn the win for the Bobcats, hard luck loss for the 'Cats. allowing two runs on seven hits and "I thought that we went out and striki!}g out five. played tight defense in our first The Bobcats cmnpetition got tournament," said Junior catcher much stronger as they faced St. Jessica Joe. " We scored a lot of Francis University of Indiana in runs and gave our pitchers some their third game of the day. Stacie help. Our offense and defense were Sell pitched a stellar game, allowing both workmg . great ·" one run on six hits. while striking out The Bobcats split a pair of games two batters. The senior also got 12 with Concordia on Mar.12, as they ground balls and a lot of help from lost the opener 9-1. The Bobcats her defense in the win. only collected four hits in 20 trips to Peru State's winning trend continthe plate. Peru State bounced back. ued into Sunday, as they defeated in the second game with a 3-2 victo- Southwestern Baptist University. ry over the Bulldogs. Jessica Hill The 'Cats final game of the tour-

they fell by a score of9-2. Hill went two for four from the plate, scoring a run as well as knocking one in. The Bobcats hosted Northwest Missouri State University, a NCAA Division II school on Tuesday, March 19. The 'Cats came up on the short end of the stick in both games losing 6-1 and 8-1. In the first contest, Peru State only managed four hits, coming off the bats ofTennal, McBride, Katie Roof and Carrie Alexander. In the second game, the NWMSU collected 14 hits in 35 trips to the plate, en route to their 8-1 "ictory. The Bobcats Jone run was scored by Metzger, as she scored on a double of the bat of Joe. Joe finished the contest 3 for 3 for the Bobcats. Bulson went the distance in defeat.






I want to start off this week apologizing to an employee of the news~ paper. The article that ran last issue concerning intramurals was the same article that ran in the issue prior to that. I want to .reassure everyone that this was not done maliciously; it was an overlook that begins with me, not anyone else in the newspaper. Last issue I discussed the American League; this one I'll try to tackle the National League. The NL East may be the most interesting division in all of baseball .The Braves are once again the favorites to come out of that division. The addition of Gary Sheffield should help, as well as getting Rafael Furcal back into the lineup; ho\\'.ever, no one will know how much the loss of Brian Jordan will affect the team as well. Both the Mets and the Phillies are teams that can give the Braves a run for their money. New York did a lot of work to their team in the off-season; however, their bullpen will once again be their Achilles. I also like the Phillies; however they are a young team and an inexperienced one. However, Scott Rolen could emerge from the pack and be the League MVP this season, if the Phillies make a playoff run. The NL Central will be another interesting race. Every year the Cubs (my favorite NL team) make a great run to start the season, but get caught in the June Swoon. However, the addition of Moises Alou should be a great one, giving both Fred McGriff and Sammy Sosa

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the addition of Jason Isringhause~···. as their closer. The Astros are another team tha can make some noise. It looks lik the Cubs and the Cardinals should contend for the title. I am guessing that the NL Central run'ner-up will be the NL Wildcard team. The NL West should be won b the Diamondbacks. Curt Schillin and Randy Johnson will continue t dominate, and they have enoug firepower to help them win th close ball games, however, outsid of Schilling and Johnson, they don' have much pitching,. The D'Backs biggest competitio11 will be the Giants. Barry should continue to blast bombs in his custom made ballpark, and Jeff Ken1 should also continue to produce al the plate for them. 1 I'll look like an idiot with my pre4 dictions on June 15th; as some teain will get off to a slow/fast start; Best thing of the season: Knoblouc · rotting in Kansas City.




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aseball evens record heading into conference RYAN THOMAS Sports Writer Tue Peru State baseball team comleted their spring trip and have layed well since then. The Bobcats . ere 3 and 7 on the trip, while facg some very tough competition. Oklahoma Baptist University and klahoma City University, two of eru State's foes are both ranked ationally. "We faced some tough competi.on over spring break, but l think it telped us immensely as a team," atcher Dillon Musil said. The spring trip included two wins iver St. Gregory University and a . in over Northwestern University. 'our out of the seven losses came .·om Baptist and Oklahoma City, vith the other three coming from forthwestern and Hillsdale Jniversity. Hillsdale defeated the obcats twice. Oklahoma Baptists .efeated in the first game 16 to 4; {le 'Cats rebounded before losing to e Bison 5-4 in the nightcap. After the spring trip, the Bobcats ame back home and have hosted ix games. On Tuesday, Mar. 12, the 'Cats layed a 2 game series with Ottawa n'iversity. The 'Cats lost the first ,ame 9 to 6, but came back and won he second game 9 to 7. With the ind blowing hard to left field, the ames featured many home runs. teve Winton, Scott Campau, onte Scott, and Joe Tynon all belt-

ed yardballs for the 'Cats. After giving up five runs in the top of the seventh inning of the first game, the 'Cats were a little disappointed. "We need to start putting everything together for all seven innings," said outfielder Tommy Aldana. Winning the second game came in large part from the effort of Brett Scheuler. Scheuler pitched scoreless ball through four innings and was relieved in the seventh by Craig Spilker. "I just pitched well enough to win, and the team didn't give up after losing the first game," Scheuler said. The next day, the Bobcats swept a doubleheader against Dana College, winning 6 to 3 and 4 to 3. Scott and Campau both pitched complete games during the day. The 'Cats only had three hits in the first game, however; Aldana, Winton, and Scott had the three hits, with and Aldana picking up clutch RBI's. In the second game against Dana, Scott and outfielder Michael Hunt each had two hits. Thye deKoning had two RBI's in the game, while Aldana and Winton had the other two. Campau pitched all seven innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 3. Peru's last two games of the home stand came on Saturday, March 16. The 'Cats split with Northwestern University, losing the first game and winning the second. In the first

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HITTIN' ITHARD Ryan Closterman (22) takes a swing against Oklahoma City University over spring break. The 'Cats dropped the double header to the Stars, who are ranked 2nd in _the nation. Peru State came back from their spring trip with a 7-9 overall record, and have gone 43 since. the trip. game, the 'Cats struggled on the defensive side of the ball, committing seven errors throughout the game ..Aldana led the 'Cats. at the plate, going 2 for 4, with an RBI. The 'Cats won the second game 9 to 7 to run their record to 11 and 11 on the year. Ji.m Lovely pitched 6 innings, giving up 5 runs on 9 hits. Seven out of nine Bobcat starters

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collected hits in the game, being led by Campau, Sean Dyck, and Musil. Campau knocked in 3 runs, while Dyck and Musil drove in two. Campau and Musil lead the team in hitting this year with Campau batting .457 and Musil .429. Campau also leads the team in home runs and RBI's with 5 and 19, respectively.

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The Bobcats fell to Bellevue University on Tuesday 4-3 and 6-2, more in the next issue of the Times. Friday, Mar. 22 @ Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Bartlesville, OK @ 1 p.m. Saturday March 23 @ College of the Ozarks, Point Look Out Mo.1p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 26 vs. Bellevue University, Centennial Complex, 1 p.m.

The pitching staff is alsci looking very good, led by Spilker and Jacob Barnoski, who have .66 and .82 ERA's. Scott is 4 and l on the year with a 1.67 ERA. · Peru State hosts Bt;:llevue on Tuesday, March 26 at the Complex. Peru State fell to the Bruins on March 19th in Bellevue, and are hoping to bounce back.

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Peru State College's 5th Annual Academy Awards

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If those people in, Hollywood can give themselves awards, then so can we. It's important that we take some Easter-egg hunt time to appreciate all of the little people too, so get your pens and pencils out. Pick your winner in each category and submit it to the Times office. We'll post the results in the next paper. Yeah, sure we will.

Best Animal as Mascot on Campus: I IThe bobcat statue in front of the Administration building. I IThe 85 year old stuffed bobcat in the student center. I IAny of the stray dogs running loose on campus. Best Tree in a Supporting Role: I IThe one in the middle of campus with a sidewalk on both sides of it. I IThe one between the Student Center and TJ Majors that is 4 feet off the ground. ._______.!The walnut trees at the complex that drop huge nuts on students. Best Parking Lot on Campus: I IThe one filled with construction equipment behind the old gym. ___IThe one filled with construction equipment by Delzell Hall. ___!The Centennial Complex rock parking lot that has claimed the lives of hundreds of mufflers. Can1pus Building of the Year: I IThe partially condemned AD Majors. I IThe Hoyt science building with clear first floor bathroom windows .. I !The old telemarketing building. Lifetime Achievement Award for Campus Structures I Isam Klein I , !The computers in the Library. I IThe Seminary College/ Old Gym I new library. Best Bathroom on Campus I IThe basement bathroo~s in AV Larson. (it's so quiet) I IThe basement bathrooms in the Library. (always.cozy) I IThe first floor bathrooms in Hoyt. (peek-a-boo) Best Peru State College· Slogan/ Catch phrase I l"Campus of a thousand oaks." I l"The right place, right now." I l"A lot of trees, a lot of hills, a lot of beer." Most Rewarding Class on Campus I !Phys 502 Home Thermonuclear Devices I IEngl 450 Intro to Non-Western British Poetic Drama I !Educ 238 Practicum in Sarcastic Compliments .

planned as major campus event

The all-campus Easter-egg hunt, scheduled for Easte1 Sunday, is exp.ected to be th~. largest event in Peru State'1 history. 1 150 Bantam and 200 Rhode Island Red chickens have been flown in specially fo1 the colored egg contest Afterwards, there will be an egg throwing contest, or a general egg fight, whicheve~· the crowd ·votes for. Wild rabbits have bee trapped and kept in small cages for months, to bd released on campus Eastd morning. Later in the after noon, the rabbits will b rounded up and sent to ' Cosmetic research facility. ~ Finally, the day will wrap u '.; with an egg hunt, includinr' peeps, chocolate bunnies, anc left over Valentines Day candy. Don't miss it! 1

Gauntlet thrown down by PSC Times

Student Senate representatives were dared recently by PSC Times staff to spend the night in the Times office. The office is known for its condemmed status, questionable bathroom choices, and rumored ghosts of editor~ driven mad by missed deadJ·. lines. · The Times believes tha Senate members should get taste of the whole "newspape~ experience" before they, approve our... uh .. .I mean, the Times' 2002-03 budget. "We don't have to meet with the Times staff now, but wha1 if they double-dog-dare us?" continued Senate membe1 Mack Zorris. "What if, (gulp) what if they triple-dog-dar~ us?" "We pray that never hap pens!" exclaimed Zorris.



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Student retention is a problem at Peru State College. ·According tQ Ted Harshbarger, vice-president for student life and enrollment management, PSC retains 55 percent of the freshman class each year. The average ret(':ntion rate ·nation-wide is around 70 percent. When compared with Wayne State College and Chadron State College, Peru has a lower student retention rate. Wayne and Chadron have a rate in the high 60's. Student retention measures the number of freshmen who continue college into their sophomore year. The number of students registered for the fall is compared with the number registered for the spring. When determining retention rates, · Harshbarger said that.PSC does not distinguish between students ;who quit college and those who transfer to another institµtion. Students leave school for varying reasons. Some students simply realize that college .is just not their thing. Some students cannot afford college, while others leave because the college does not offer the degree they want. Said Harshbarger, "A lot of it nationally is the academic rigor involved in succeeding in college." Brandi Groff is a senior art major and the CAB chair; She said that there are other reasons why students leave Peru. "A pretty general statement by sti+dents would be there are

no weekend activities to keep them Peru State College, between CAB "People should go out on a limb to here." She personally feels that a and the Residence Life office, as get people to get more involved." Jones also adds, "For the fresh- · major reason students leave PSC is well as any other group on campus. Alan Gager is a senior psycholo- men, it seems like the goal of gradbecause there are no jobs. Harshbarger believes the lack of gy/sociology major and the Student uation is unattainable." Now that it is being addressed, it weekend activities is one area the Senate vice-president; He says is. hopeful that the retenti.on will everyone should "get away from the college can improve upon. "In order increase: ster~otype that things can't be done to potentially improve retention we Said Harshbarger, "I'm confident because it costs too much or it won't need to find more activities for stuthat we wiU improve retention .." work." dents on the weekends." Another answer is to create more jobs so students have employment. Joseph Kincaid is an assistant professor of computer science and the Peru Chamber of Commerce copresident. He said, "What we would like to do is creatj! job opportunities for students that encourage students to stick around." Regarding weekend activities, Kincaid describes the dilemma as a Catch-22 of sorts. "It's hard to bring in activities for students to go to becausy students go home for the weekends because they have nothing to do." Another Chamber member, Bea Patterson, said, "Because of our limited resources, it's difficult to create more jobs." To resolve the student retention problem, Harshbarger sees. that a better analysis of the data from stu. dents who quit college, as well as those who stay, will better inform the college on why exactly students st<1.y or leave. Students interviewed also feel that more weekend activities can help keep students at Peril. Clinton .Jones is a junior sports management major, and he says, "I quit as a freshman after the.summer HOPPIN' GLAD Pam Gra.y plays the role of Easter bunny because I got a goodjob." for the day care children. Student Support Seritlcesspcm.. Jones suggested freshmen should sored an. egg hunt in. front of T.J. . Majors o.n )"h~r:;;~aY, be encouraged to get more involved March 28. While the whole. event only too.k:at>.o.ut. a. h: h..dt;ir, in campus programs. . . one common thread throughout it was·a long time in the making, being plP.nnedbY··St1:1o~nt . all the voices concerning student Support Services since the beginning ofthe semesJ¢r.' Kids retention is cooperation. More enjoyed a variety of eggs, including rhohey egg( :~andy cooperation is needed between the eg!;JS, and hard IJoiled eggs. . . Peru Chawb,er 9f Comm(':rce an~ • ,Li".• _...,....,.....,.....,..._ _....,....,.....,.....,....,.............,._...,.......,.........,........._....,.....,........_..,.

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Going into the last month of $Sh~keverypqe ge,ts,a :little -clis~ tr<t9~d,; d=ispes~ally seniors.' _ You would thi.Qk)bSLt _the. ~ore.stuff we h~y~J<'.\,dl!- Qqfore.>;ve.:g~aduate, ..the B10f~·-'\f~ w-0uld c;ono~nff<\te- on get~ ti!ilgsWff:done..Bttt,thaU1:1;;\cloesq't s.~ero:J.oJ:>e ~~e-_c<:is.e,_ does. it? You_ fourth and '(ift,h~yej:lr_ .peop-le. out \here·.k_now--a·-littl.e::bit_ about what l\n_:i talking.about. J-.think n)o-st of us have experienced somt:tbiflg-dw:ing ourJ(lstyear of high school. but I've noticed_ that _the .last .year of college h;i;s us also _yearning, for the end of

complete assignments and study for things out there that are distracting tests. . All those years, all those me from my work, telling me to "go classes, all those tests pale in com- ahead and put that paper off." So parison to _the glorious luxury of the what exactly is on the minds of colsummer_ months ahead. lege seniors in their last semester of _ The permanence ()f post-grad life work, you ask? Here's what I've entices ease up just before the seen: scholastic finish line and coerces us "I'm really focused on trying to to_ cruise blissfully into the next get that internship/job/acceptance phase of our life. Senioritis is a rec- to grad school before the semester qgni:::ed condition among seniors in ends." Sure-it's reasonable to high school and college, and top assume that most of us grads will universities across the country have want to begin the next part of our act_ually - reo;earched this dreaded lives as soon as possible, so that's condition of apathy. fair, right? e;-;am~. When I found that out, I had a "It's hard to concentrate with _. _:So _wba,~'sthe real deal w,ith this slight_ epiphany. The fact that I my boyfriend/girlfriend bugging ·senioritis' aflY'IN.<\Y? .\Vhy is it-that don.'t want .to get out of bed on a me about our relationship after general ambivalence seeps into-our Monday morning has actually been we graduate." Of course-for work ethic so subtly that in our final researched by top universities. And I many of you couples out there, days_ ()(cgllege, it seems justified to thought l was just really, really graduation is make or break time. If justl:ilO\:v 'everything off? Can't we bored. you haven't discussed marriage, Just buckle down and get those Now, that's not to say that I don't then you've probably discussed papers done? Of course not, and I' II like any of my classes or that I flat- breaking up, because "graduating" tell you why. out try to avoid them. In fact, I'm often implies, "time to figure out Apparently, when college students · just as interested in my classes as I how many kids we're going to ,, , . approach tn~" end ·:ofztheiN degree --~:was at the0beginning;pf the,,semes- .have.:_'_,., program(s), they are less inclined to. ·ter. _It's ju;;Mhat there are so many "My G.P.A. is high enough, so

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flies, and if you can't find the party on Friday night, just go to the top of the hill, turn down your car radio, and you'll find it. 'Right now, I live in Aurburn, and it's okay, but I haven't really gotten to know anyone like here in Peru. I can sit on the front steps at the Red House on Fifth Street, and wave at (and know) everyone who goes by. The other day, Dana and Becky and I walked down to the boat ramp, and decided we didn't want to walk back. Two old guys who were just hanging out were more than happy to give us a ride back_ in the back of their pickup. They didn't ask who we were, or where we wanted to go; they just said, "Hop in." I can tell you from experience that you won't get that kind of response

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that's certainly a valid 'concern. Facing real life isn't much fun when it's just around the corner. Will everything come together after graduating? Will I be happy? Will I have enough money to trick-out my pickup truck? So what lies beyond the great chasm of graduation? l know that I'll be spending my next month cramming for exams, getting those last projects done, looking for jobs, avoiding bridal magazines, pondering my immediate financial future, and most importantly, tricking out my sweet pickup truck. The only real cure for Seniori-tis? Knowing that in the real world, you can't blame Senioritis when your boss wants to know why you haven't been to work in a week. Your other option, of course, is to take up pennanent refuge as a fraternity president and emulate the wacky shenanigans of the· National Lampoon :S Animal House gang. Ohi if we _could all be so lucky to stay atPSC fo'rtfie 'rest of'oui"lives:

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•. .;9,~t,.r;~\l~.X_!;Q1:.!hi~:.-_I~~~ q~_tv.~})Y; got . : J'.,11} g;Ia_d to sleep in ~hen my class +ti;i_eqg,,~o \V.~nts ,to stay i_n p~ru. 1sn t until 12:30 _p.m. Im glad to _be .qt'ter, graduation. Of .course, this away from the sirens every 15 mmseemed crazy to me ~hen I first. utes in Lincoln that keep you up all heard it. but. now I'm starting to, >nig~L _I d,01:i'_t i:nind slipping down to agree_ ·. ':. : '·:. ; ' 'the -local watering hole a few nights i;){s-<t f1•eshma'n. 1 hated irhere. ·lhad· - a week either. Wait a minute, I did na·jl1b~ Olence;·nn-:money).·rio .car;. that before, too. fo~v fr.ief!dS' '.Untif·mid•semester; and Sure,_ the main reason I'm here is to rriy·;.mom.inate: went· hoine· every - complete my degree, and that is \Vieekend fo·see hrs gidfrjerid. r got _going to happen here in a month. into a lot of trouble because I :was. _But Peru gets to you after a while. rix-tred~ . -- ·- ., . . • .... I'm starting to.get to know all .the . Let me tell you, after _people in town. Mr. Decker, who is )working 5QJ19urs•. iJ, we~k, payiIJ.g _always q_uick with a smile, foe :bill <ifter ~ifil~~f'n;~-~~,s;.;.<tb~t} ~i!tc~i~~-- p~rt· owner of Peruse kalling ~s~y,..."''ftiA-W;~ ci'y·1;1 ~po~s ·~<P19'''More, and Cajy, whq ; because I was excited the work plays better pool than I do: iweek was half over I'm aiacHo;be: . -__ Y<:m can he;td ~own to the boa~ ' ' e , ''" '" back in Peru. landing, and watch the river, sled · , ~ -· ._., -..-~ ~ ~9riwh hgut Oust~r~' when th~ Snow


letting my grades slip this semester isn't going to make much of a difference." Ahh, the reasoning of the truly apathetic. Convincing yourself that one mediocre semester on your transcript is fine and dandy is a common cop-out, although careful you don't fall into the next category ... "My G.P.A. sucks this semester anyway, and I'm taking some summer classes to make up for it." Appa,rently, you got Senioritis one semester too soon, buddy, and you're paying for it. "I can't bear anothei:afternoon class when the weather is so nice outside." Everyone-including the professors (especially professors)is guilty of this one. Tough to sit in a cramped desk when you could be working on your tan. But no symptom of Senioritis is as common as this one: "Oh my God. If I graduate, what the hell am I going to do with ID¥ degree? _ - May~e I .should just stay· her~·in college.'.' ~Well,

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in Lincoln, and Lincoln isn't even that big--compared to Chicago or Los Angeles. Have I fallen in love with Peru? Not really; I liked living in Lincoln, with the restaurants, concerts, the night life and more. But I do enjoy the small- town atmosphere, along with the college presence to keep things hopping. Local Peruvians need the college to keep the small town economy going, and the college needs Peru to service our basic needs. Eventually, I. need_ to get around to the topic of this story, "Why are you here?" What I might want to change this to is, "Why should you stay here?" Southeast Nebraska offers a decent amont of jobs for graduates, with Falls City, Rumbolt, Nebraska

City, Beatrice, Tecumseh, Syracuse, and more. Omaha, Lincoln, and Council Bluffs are only an hour away, and Kansas City is less than three hours. Nearby are the Cooper Nuclear Station, and Tri Pac and ACI in Auburn. If there was a company out there that wanted me, l'<fstay, and I might even look for a place in Peru. Some of my friends think there is nothing to do around here and go home every weekend. I've got to tell you, no matter where you live, you'll always think the place you are isn't as good as some place else. People seem to think the grass is always greener on _the other side of the fence. Once you get over that, I thin!\. you'll appreciate Peru.

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It's that time of year again. That's right, classes will be moved, hallways will be crowded, and the lunch line might be long. It's Quiz Bowl ·time again. Quiz Bowl director Joe Kincaid along with his assistant director, Jerrod Hall, have put together yet another invigorating challenge for local area high school students. This year's Quiz Bowl will be taking place April ~-5 on the third floor of TJ Majors.

This long running tradition has had as many as 70 schools participating in the past three to four years. All college students are encouraged to watch the competitions and volunteers are always welcome. This year there wm be 126 teams . competing from 60 different schools from Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa. They are broken down into three different divisions and assigned different days. According to Kincaid, there are good reasons for sponsoring the Quiz Bowl each year. The first is to provide academic competition as a service to area high schools. It also

PSC to host Middle East program

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SARA ANDERSON SENIOR "Build new buildings instead of renovating the old ones."

The modern Middle East is the topic of a program to be held at Peru State College at 1 p.rh. on Friday, April 12. Sponsored by Peru State's College of Arts and Sciences and funded by the Nebraska Humanities Council, the program will be presented by Dr. John Calvert, assistant professor of history at Creighton lJniversity. Calvert will focus on the post World War II Middle East and will address such topics as th.e rise of Islamic fundamentalism, the causes and consequences of the · Gulf War, and the leadership of Arab nations. The public is inyited to this free-of-charge program which Calvert says is suitable for high school students as well as adults. It will be held in the Benford Recital Hall in the Jindra F',ine Arts Building. For more information contact Dan Holtz of PSC's English Department at 402-872-2467.

helps with recruiting new students. "We can show them a little about the college," states Kincaid. Another reason is, of course~ the most important. It.· is "to promote high academic standards by encour· agipg an<L rewarding academic achievement," he said. The school listings and schedule of events is posted on the Quiz Bowl web site.; . If you wolifd like to volunteer or find out more about the Quiz bowl, go to the web site, or contact Joe Kincaid at kincaig@bobcat or caH x2223.

Board to visit The Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges wi:ll make its annual on Monday and Tuesday, April 8-9.

Dedication, Open House planned The Hoyt Science Hall and the Campus Services Building will be dedicated on Monday, April 8 at 6 p.m. Following the brief dedication ceremony, both facilities will be open for the public to view. The campus'community and public is invited to attend the dedication and open house program.

2002 Job Olympics Middle school and high . school students . from Southeast Nebraska will be participating in the Career and Vocational Education class' Job Olympics off Thursday, April 11. Anyone interested in ·helping with· the event may conta,ctJ>~~,Ripee,at ext. 2399 or· email



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PSC we·lcomes new director of Res. Life KATY SCHEEL Staff Writer Attention all Peru State students and faculty members: David Garsow is the new director of . Residence Life. Garsow is from Wisconsin, and previously worked in Residence Life for the University of Wisconsin at Madison. "I found out about Peru State because I was looking for an atmosphere where I could make a difference every day and a smaller campus where I could get to know students and students would know that Photo by: Kari Lynne Reinert we care about them, and Peru State fit that bill." ~9TT~MS UP Cottonwood owner Lynette Surman displays new choices of beverages. Garsow's previous experience was not only a growing experience, but he says he also learned about what he really wanted to do. entertainment." 9ne that we are planning is a "build " My previous campus population KARI LYNNE REINERT Many student/ patrons are also your own burrito" night, karao~e. was 40,000 students, and it didn't Assistant'i)'.;d Editor · excited about the new addition. "It buffaloe wings." fit me because I didn't have the ,';1 j-'~,"';'; is great because you can go down to Along with drinks, some anamoscontact that I wanted with college For those students over 21 who age students," he said. "I ~orked need a break from their studies, eat a burger and all of a sudden it is ity has been created. "Some people are still pretty loyal with graduate student housing and there is now another option, and it is closing time and you don't know adults with their kids for the year as close as downtown Peru. The where the time went," exclaimed to Shooter's, but other people will that I was there and I just didn't like go over because it is new and dif-. t!ottonwo6a, formerly a sit~down senior Becky Fletcher. "I enjoy the different daily speferent," said senior Ken Hastings. it, so I decided to get back to what I restaurant, has added alcohol to its cials," said senior Amy Silhacek, loved." "However, I have heard that some menu. Along with hamburgers off Garsow is excited to be here and the grill, beer and mixed drinks will "Every day is a different atmos- Peruvians are unhappy that there is. phere.'' meet the students on campus. "I no Sunday sitdown restaurant in now be served. If the atmosphere is not enough to Peru now.". want students to feel welcome, and "There · was really· no place in draw out a crowd. Surman is sure Said Surman. "It opens other to know that we do care about town where people could go to eat avenues, and it's another option and that new specials and activities will them," he said. "Our door is open to and. have a drink," said Lynette entice a gathering. "We are open to will hopefully bring more people their input and suggestions and that Surman. owner of the Cottonwood. suggestions for food and activities. downtown and they will go back I will work as hard as I can to make "There was also nowhere to o for and forth to the bars." life on campus the bestthatit possi-

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blx can be." Garsow inherits the job of overseeing the upcoming Morgan Hall renovations, and he is excited about being part of the residence hall change~.

"I .know that they want to revamp it and add air conditioning and just make it a nice place fpr students to live," he said. "We are looking at Delzell after Morgan renovations and trying to make improvements there; the bottom line is that we have to come up with the money. We want to keep the expensive living on campus cheap." · ..Trying to keep that cheap while getting the money to renovate is difficult," he added. Garsow likes the idea of involvement of students and has many ideas to share. · "I ai:n working to make our. residence halls top notch," he said...We are ready tQ do it."

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POCKET PULITZERS Sifting Sands contest winners (from left to right): Delta Fajardo, Calvin Egger, and Kim Pukall.

:GRACE JOANSbN Staff Writer Some of PSC's top writers were recently rewarded · when they received word that their works would be published ii: "Sifting Sands," the college's literary magazine. Winners were chosen from the recent contest that included three categories: poetry, short story, and essay. Photos will also be included in the publication by artists including Brandi Groff and Lora Daniels.

Prominent Nebraska writer Marjorie Saiser chose the winning writing submissions and members of the English department faculty chose additional honorable mentions. Now that the 28 entries for publication have been. selected, English Club Pn!sident Delta Fajardo is looking forward to putting the magazine together and putting her artist skills to work to give the publication a certain look. This is somewhat familiar territory for Fajardo, who was the co-managing editor of her high school literary magazine.

This time out she said, "I wanted it ("Sifting Sands") to look like it was serious and professional," she said, "I wanted quality." The winners are just as excited about winning as Fajardo is about putting the literary magazine together. "I am truly honored because I know the competition was heroing," said Kim Pukall, who placed first in the poetry contest for "Notes from the Garage." She also was happy because she said, "It's an opportunity to get my writing out there." Also getting their writing out there are Krystal Macholan, who placed second in the category for "Lavendar Love," and Calvin Egger who placed third for "Building Block Banana Bread." Egger also will have his first place essay "Oh, to be a Mannaquin" published in the magazine. Other top finishers · included Dennis Frederick's winning s'hort story· "My Life A Moment in Time." Fajardo was seeond in this category for "Carrying the Weight of Love," and the third place winner was Shelly Dettmeann for.!.!Buba Rella." We can see these plus the other selected entries when the magazine is published this month. It will be on sale for five dollars in the student center, according to Fajardo. As for the writers, this may bejust the beginning of their writing careers. "I hope to see my poems and novel published some day,"

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Managing Editor April introduces more.than green grass and bunnies. April is ... words and intellect combined in a concise form. April unveils new word play, and always promising images. Why? Because it's National Poetry Month, picked for its poetic references in T.S. Eliot and Chaucer, and for its Jack of other holidays. Fall was felt to be too crowded with holidays, so the Academy of American Poets thought April a logical choice. After all, February is Black History Month, and March is Women's History Month. , This year, National Poetry Month

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Staff Writer P.R.I.D.B., an acronym for the People '--.,..,..;.--'----'Respecting Individui.\l Differences and Equality club at Peru State College, started last fall semester with guns a-pi<}zing to discuss how to make a difference i.n trying to gairi re~pect for diversity, which is the club's purpose. "I thinkwe need to emphasize that this club is not based just on homosexuality," President Amy Kottmeyer said. "It recognizes all sexual preferences. We accept anybody, and stress tolerance." "The wax I look<}t it is that the club is there to bring different kin.ds .of people together," Secretary Ryan Ziegler said. "What l wouldlike to see is more people be more open to different Jifestyl~s, and that includes differences in race, sexuality and religion.'.' 1 'Jr\ya~p.ness on campus,'' student Ted Kasha said. ·'There's diver~ity. It shows people that you can do what you want, and you don't have to be afraid of people calling you names." ;S't'l~te,d, its~5 me!Ilbers have set out to 4 m· ... , .. . . . . clfgdri'rzatfon i·n many ways. "October is Gay Awareness Month, so we are going to focus all our efforts around this specific time," Kottmeyer said. "Last October we had movie nights where we showed films tike.~,~'f;fiDtm:r <;:;fx::;, j,/\11 .,,,,,t_ .ic " , , ·~we:ve do~e a, float in the Homecoming parade,"~Ziegler 1

said. "We are also sending people to protest Amendment 416, which is the discrimination of homosexual unions, and we are also protesting the situation where there is discrimination in the workplace." On April 10, Peru State College's P.R.LD.E. !Ilembers will be pulled into the spotlight as they go to the state capital building to be part of the Human Chain for Equality sponsored by the Nebraska Coalition for LOBT Civil Rights. "It's going to be a human chain around the state capital building to draw attention to Nebraska's continued discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens," said the flier that was given to the sponsor of Peru's P.R.LD.E., Kristi Nies. "I would like to see more events like this," Kasha said, referring to the protest. "That way it will raise awareness on campus and abroad." Photo by: Delta Fajardo Other attempts to establish a well-rounded club and to raise awareness have included tapping into P.R.l.D.E. MEMBERS fight for diversity. They meet every outside conn~ctions. Monday at 5 p.m. in the Burr Oak Room. "We've set up a little thing with Wayne State College, who also has a P.R.I.D.E. club, but they backs. don't use the acronym,''Ziegler said. "We keep in contact, and "Right now, we are still in the process of building up finanhopefully we will eventually do stuff together." cial status," Kottmeyer said. "And as the year is ending, we ~.~We? ye. also'thought of doing a speaker forum," said Kasha. are working through_ a transitional period of various members -As a new club, however, P.R.I.D.E. ·is experiencing some set- becoming officers."

New senators, el:ected Jo Student Senate Student senators were elected on Tuesdiiy, March 19 and Wednesday, March :W. Voting was held in the Peru State College Student Center. The non-traditional aged representatives are Shelly Dettmann (sophomore, Stella) a.nd Alan Gregerse,n (senior, Peru). The senators-at-large are Elizabeth Einsp;tht (freshman, Hildreth), fodie Kfothe (sophomo!e, Dodge), Ryan Krier (senior, Wetping .Water), Kurt Lockard (fre};hman, Stella), Thuokok Mter (sophomore, Bellevue); Michi~I Ri~gen (senior, Fairbury), Brett· Ro~erts (junior, Blue Springs), . Krrstopher Staab (freshman, ' Me)'na), Lea S.warthout (sophoi: ,. more, Bea•rice ),· and Jessica Wi tkening (J·l.jnior, B!ail:'). S~n~ic;rs ·who rep~esent a specific coll'.ege area, for ·:ei(ample, the Delzell·:,c0r,.:~kirg'jn. #~W senators, wilt be s~leciec:f aftercidsses resume intne fall. Senate members also voted ext~nd the tenure of ·existing senators: until the end of the semestet. +""'





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STUDENT ART ON DISPLAY Ryan Ziegler ponders a painting by fellow student Darwin McCul.lum at the Peru State College Student Art Exhibition 2002 in the Fine Arts building Art Gallery.



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DANCIN' CLOSE Students eni?yed ·a night of Techno music in the Delzell basement as part of an allcampus program that took place Thursday, March 28. The program was hosted by RA Gori ca Grama.tikova.

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Music festivals· and performances abound TYREE SEJKORA Staff Writer On March 20, Peru State College had its 29th annual jazz band festival. Each band had the opportunity to perform their shows, and they were then given comment by the guest clinician and were judged against other bands in the band's respective class. This year, the clinician on hand was trumpeter Mike Metheny. He is a native from Lee's Summit, Mo. and has his music education degrees from the University of MissouriColumbia and Northeast Missouri State University. Metheny's range of performance and teaching expertise spread from being a trumpeter in the U.S. Army Field Band in Washington D.C. to being a faculty member at Boston's Berklee College of Music. He also led his own Boston-based jazz quartet appeari,11g across . New Enghmd and the U.S. currentiy a free: .ance performer and music journal~ ist in the Kansas City area. Metheny was featured in an exhibition performance by the Peru State College jazz band. He displayed his great trumpet, and tlugel orn skills. He also performed on the EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument), a trumpeter synthesizer

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with many dimensions and musical possibilities. Originally developed by Nyle Steiner, the EVI has an eight-octave range, is MIDI capable, and as Metheny says, "can double as a bug sprayer." The winners for each class were Nemaha Valley High School for Class D, Tecumseh Public High School for Class C, and Auburn

High School 'for Class·B;·Waverly High School was the only school for class A. They requested to be moved to AA and won. Each of these winners went home with a trophy.

President's Dinner President Johnson and his wife Dale cordially invited seniors from the music, drama, and arts departments and .the professors to join

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RAZZIN' AND JAZZIN' The Bobcat Dixieland Band performs an ensemble piece during a student recital on March 28. The band consisted of (from left} Dr. David Edris, Jase Blunt, Jake Overfield, Tyree Sejkora, Katie Potter and Gena Fritz.

Playstation game, made a virus that causes the body to die, but the electric''impulses that make bodies alive So ... Resident Evil...Other than still keep going, turning everyone the fact that every minute there was into mindless zombies seeking someone shrieking or jumping out "their basic needs." of her seat (me), the movie was Alice, played by Milla Jovovich quite enjoyably freaky. (The Fifth Element) is sent down The film was simply Night of the into the facility along with a group iving Dead ( 1968, George Romero of commandos to find out why the version) and Niglzt of the Comet state-of-the-art computer that runs (1984, Thom Eberhardt) modern- the whole. compound shut it down ized. And what I mean by "mod- .as well as sealed it off, and to find ern," is that what causes the walking out where all of the scientist inhabiof the undead, who need human .tants have disappeared to. tlesh and blood to survive, is no They eventually realize that the longer because of radiation in the very virus the lab was working on, atmosphere, or some kind of unex- the T Virus, had been unleashed, plairtable nature event like the stars and it caused all of the inhabitants to and moon being in such an align- become zombies. ment that drives the dead wild. No, The rest of the movie is bent on it is now man who can be blamed this group of people trying to avoid for creating zombies. being eaten alive, and eventually The Hive, an underground genetic being turned into zombies themresearch facility run by the selves. Unfortunately, many things UmJ>rella Corporation . in. Resident ar<? wor~ing against them, and as the i;.\li,t;,,.based on .the popular· ~9ny .•· <,:qrjlputyr ~p?i11ts ou.r,_,:;Y<t~••~re N.l

going to die down here." Resident Evil is a movie that shouldn't be missed. Not only are the thrills and grap~ics good, but the storyline is complex as well. It is hard to balance the technical aspects in many movies these days with a good measure of action, drama, comedy, and romance, but writer, producer, and director Paul Anderson was able to mesh them. Even Jonovich taking the lead role, yet again, of the innocent-but-highly-lethal-sa vior-of-the•world, has stepped up to the challenge well in her red dress and spandex. We must also give credit to her supporting actress, Michelle Rodriguez, who plays the gutsy military chick Rain, who battles all the way to the end to survive. Watch and see what happens.


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them in a delicioµs dinner aU~eii;,, home on March 27. The seniors arrived at the president's home at 5:30 and were welcomed heartily. They began with casual con versation and then the seniors were presented with a gift exchange. Each student received Peru State College memorabilia to show appreciation for their involvement in the college. For the evening meal, the Sodexho staff catered the group, and after the '-meal, the students offered suggestions to the Dean of Arts and Science about how to recruit more students to their field and to Peru State College in general. They then

Jip~_nL tjm~ 9is.c45sfng' b9W.'tln:\'· tant the arts are to the education of all people. The evening was very enjoyable, eventful, and educatiohal. Many of the students. enj0;,yed the evening and wer~ Nery.:;"' leave the festive evening. · "It was reaHy nice to be a part of such a wonderful evening. I felt very honored that President Johnson and Dean Sylvester wanted to show · us their appreciation. We work very hard for Peru State College and the dinner was a .lovely gesture," Senior Gena Fritz said. The jazz band will take to the road for their annual tour on April 9.

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Now that the Oscars are over, there are other things going on in T.V. land that people are talking about. For instance1 have any of you been watching The Bachelor? I don't blame you; I wasn't planning on watching it either. I only saw the last ten minutes of the first episode and that was enough to prevent me. from ever watching it again. It wasn't exactly one of my proudest moments as a woman to see the girls who weren't selected for the next round of dating looking all pathetic and sometimes down right nasty when the guy didn't ask them "Will you please accept this rose?" One woman W(lS even shown crying. Now, I usually try to be empathetic, but how much loss can the?e w6meri Teel 'aftef knowing th~ guy such. a short time? To quote Julia RobertS in My Best Friend's Wedding, "She's known him for what, like five seconds?" But moving on to things less pathetic: Even though the Oscars are over, there are a couple of things worth noting. If you watched the Oscars, you probably wondered

what happened to Will Smith when they showed a picture of him instead of a .live shot when they announced him as a nominee for : Best Actor. As you may know, it 1 turns out he and wife Jada left the ceremony to be with their baby , daughter Willow when they found · out that she was very ill. The good news is that she is recovering. Tom Cruise also showed his paternal side when he left after his speech at the beginning of the show , 1 because it was his night to care for the kids. These instances remind us . that these actors are real people. Halle Berry also did this when she gave her acceptance speech for Best Actress. How could you not be · happy for ,her? It took 74 xears for an Affic'ln American woman· 'to be a warded Best Actress at the Oscars.. And Denzell Washington was the 1 first African American since Sidney: Poitier in 1964 to win Best Actor. ' Unlike The Bachelor, the Oscars showed us a good side of human: nature, even if they were almost four and a half hours long.


The Peru State Times

Frlcfuy April 5, 2002 .

Bobcats experience mid-season highs and lows SCOTT NELSEN Sports Editor The June Swoon has arrived a few months early. The Peru State College baseball :earn has dropped five of its last last six games, all of which were closely 'Ontested games. On Monday, April 1, the Bobcats \raveled to Lamoni, Iowa for a doubleheader against Graceland University. The 'Cats erupted for 16 runs off 18 hits in the opener, spanking the ellowJackets by a score of 16-7. Four different batters knocked . ingers for the Bobcats, two of which came off the bat of two-time All-American Monte Scott. Steve Winton went 4-5 from the dish with three runs scored and batted in, along with a homerun. ichael Hunt added to the hit parade by belting a pair of doubles, ;coring three runs and driving. in a un as well. John McHugh and Ben Kassera both belted solo homeruns for Peru State as well. Peru State's fortunes quickly <urned in the nightcap, as they fell to raceland 7- l. Monte Scott blasted a ball over the left field wall for his third homerun of the day. Peru State stepped out of the conference on March 30 to play Briar liff University 4-0 and 7-3. · Peru State managed only two hits in the opener, coming off the bats of

TEAM STATS OFFENSIVE STATISTICS, MIN. 50AB'S BATIING AVERAGE Scott Campau .397 Dillon Musil .366 Michael Hunt ..362 Slugging% cottCampau .759 Monte Scott .560 .556 richael Hunt i Hits iSean Dyck 36 Monte Scott 34 Steve Winton 32 Runs Sean Dyck 28 Steve Winton . 19 -tied with 18

Dillon Musil and Larkins. The game combined for a total of eight hits, as Scott was just as magical on the mound as the Briar Cliff's La Scala. The Bobcats would collect 10 hits in 30 trips to the plate; four different batters had two hits. Winton continued to swing a hot bat as he had yet another double. The highlight of the second contest was Brad Wolansky's solo homerun in the fifth inning. "He gave me a good pitch to hit," said Wolansky. "You know, some people say I am too small (to hit a homerun); I just brush them haters off." Wolansky has now hit a homerun in three different countries. On Thursday, March 28, Peru State lost to Bellevue University, 52 and 5-3 Game one was your average pitchers' dual as Jim Lovely went the distance allowing five runs on seven hits while striking out two and walking two. Love!y's performance was matched by the Bruin's Brett Reid, as he also went the distance ·allowing two runs on four hits; however. Reid used the velocity on his pitches to strike out 12 Bobcats. Joe Tynon was one of the lone bright spots for the 'Cats on offense as he dropped a solo homerun over the right field fence. Sean Dyck drove in John McHugh to account for Peru's other run in the contest. Game two was much similar to

Monte Scott Scott Campau Ben Kassera extra base hits Monte Scott Steve Winton Sean Dyck Walks (no. min.) BenKassera Brad Wolansky 2-tied with Stolen Bases Sean Dyck Tommy Aldana 2-tied with Home runs Scott Campau Monte Scott 2-tied with

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game one, showcasing Brett Shueler and a trio of Bruin hurlers. Six different Bobcats managed a hit; however, the biggest hit of the game came off the bat of Scott in the bottom of the fourth inning, tying the game at one run apiece. Peru State would bring the tying run to the plate in both the sixth and the seventh innings; however, they came up short in the end. Scheuler went 6 and 2/3 innings to absorb the loss, allowing five runs off 11 hits, and striking out five batters. · "The defense went out and played solid behind me," said Scheuler. "They just got some timely hits." Peru State tra:veled to Bartlesville, Ok. and Point Lookout, Mo. during the weekend of March 22 and 23. Peru State knocked off the Eagles of Oklahoma Wesleyan in the opening game by a score of 5-4. OWU would score all four runs in the bottom of the first inning; however, the 'Cats just kept chipping away at the lead until they picked up two runs in their last at-bat. Larkins lead the 'Cats in batting going 2 of 3 from the plate, driving in three runs and scoring one also. Peru's bats must have been a little lagged after the six hour drive, but they exploded in the second game scoring 15 runs on II bits. Dyck went 1 for 2 from the plate, and still drove in three runs. Eight different batters for the Bobcats collected RBrs on the day. Scott went 2 for 3

and scored two runs. "We went out and played well," said Thye deKoning. "Our pitchers hit their spots and we came up with some big hits. Against OWU we started off slow; however, we unleashed the furry. on them in the ~ond game." Game l brought .12 runs on 12 hits for the 'Cats. Dyck went 34 from the plate, while Kassera went 2-3 from the dish. Scott went six innings allowing two runs on six

Burke came in.and pitehec:J.a i)erfect· seventh inning of relief. In the nightcap, eight different Bobcats would earn a hit, as they collected 14 a~. a .. ~W·"·G~rg~u. went 6 innings to get .the win, . The 'Cats play Park University tomorrow before loading the vans and heading to Wichita on Sun,day to. play Newman University•.. ,PS~ will host Graceland University on Tuesday, April 9, at the Centennial: Complex beginning at 1 p.m~:


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Softball squad enters· conference action Th~ Bobcats defeated Dakota blue. Doane would be the next Wesleyan by a score of 9-1 in game opponent for the Bobcats, and they three of the day, as eight of the nine kno<;ked off Peru by a score of 9-6.: starters co11ected at least one hit.. Six different Bobcats earned a hit, Michelle Wedge had a big game for and five different 'Cats crossed the the Bobcats, going two for two from plate; however, Metzger had a the plate and scoring three runs and grand-slam plating four runners. Peru State dropped its third game scoring one of her own. Tennal .and Robison continued to swing a set of of the tournament •against Hastings hot bats as they. had each belted in a closely contested contest, by a score of 9-8. Godfrey went 4-5 from their second triple of the day. The alarm clock would ring early the plate driving in a run and scoronce again, as Peru State played in ing tow of her own. The Bobcat bats woke up against an 8 a.m. game against Valley City State that would go nine innings Dakota Wesleyan as they pounded long. The Bobcats ran into a buzz- out 14 hits en route to 18 runs. saw as Valley City State's starting Every Bobcat batter except one had pitcher Julie Miller struck out 16 a hit, while every 'Cat successfully Bobcat batters. Peru State only man- crossed the plate. McBride went 2-4 aged four hits on the day. Valley from the plate scoring three runs · City State scored two runs in the top and collecting 4 RBI's. "Our offense started to come of the ninth to win the game. Peru State dropped another close- around," said Alexander. "We used ly contested game to Huron our momentum from the Dakota University by a.score of 6-5. Jessica Wesleyan game to knock off Hill paced the Bobcats as she went Bellevue in a close game. Our 3-for-4 from the plate driving in two defense played well against. runs. The Bobcats had a 5-3 lead Bellevue." Peru State would knock off going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Sell went the distance in the Bellevue in their fifth game of the loss, allowing six runs on eight hits. tournament by a score of 6-4. Hill Peru State participated in the and Roof both had extra base hits Hastings College tournament over for the Bobcats to help Bulson earn the weekend of March 23 and 24. the complete game victory. Peru State open Conference play Pefi.1 State opened the tourney with a 6-4 loss to Northwestern College today against Bellevue. "The success of this team will of Iowa. The Bobcats managed more hits than the Red Raiders (9- depend on how we come together 7); however, Peru State would be over the next two weeks," said haunted by four errors. Tennal and Lindsay Messner; Roof both went 2-4 for. the girls in

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THROWIN' STRIKES Angela Godfrey throws a pitch against a N'west Missouri State batter earlier this season. The 'Cats opens their MCAC schedule today against Bellevue.

SCOTT NELSEN Sports Editor The Peru State College softball team will enter the 2002 MCAC season with a 10-15 record. The lastten games of Peru State's sche'dule have been tournament games, .as .the 'Cats l!ave.traveled to Jiastings a~!i ~'~~x Cit~ to participate in to~arlteJ'ltS 'tjver the past two weekends. ·· La5tweekend, the 'C~ts played in !hr Briar Cliff tournament, and st~ed the weekend with a 9~1. vie-

tory over St. Scholastica of Minnesota. The 8 a.m. wake-up call didn't seem to bother Peru State, as they scored nine runs off seven hits. Carrie Alexander went 3-3 from the plate, driving in a pair of runs and scoring one of her own, to generate the offense for the Bobcats. Jiree Carpenter a.nd Jamie McBride also scored two runs to help the cause. Stacie SeU pitched five innings to pick up the win, allowing two hits and one run, while facing 19 batters. "Starting off the tournament going 3·0 really roosted our c0 nfi4ence.''

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said catcher Jessica Jo~. "We lost a 9-inning battle to Vall~y City State (on day 2). That was a real heartbreaker." Game 2 of the day saw Peru State put up 16 runs. The Bobcats went 16 for 38 from the plate and scored a run in. each inning of .the game en route to a 16-8 victory! over Mount St. Clare. : Terra Robison went 15-for~5 from the plate, knocking in four runs and scoring two runs. Ann~ Tennal contributed a triple and a double to the Bobcats' cause, en ro*e to a three hit performance.

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GOING LONG Sophomore Derek Knapp takes a wicked hack at a whiffleball pitch during a game on April 2. What is whiffle? Can you whiffle? Can anyone whiffle? Can you ever truly master whiffle? (The word whiffle can be interchanged with ·~J;tY., p~her,. word , ip... ~he EI)gli~h Language). The word. whiffle itself is defined as a shilly-shally or wiggle-waggle in the.dictionary. The name of the game is whifflebaU or shilly-shally (wliichever you prefer). and the fierce competition has begun. Seven teams are competing for the chance of winning an intramural champs T-shirt, and are having fun while doing it. Here are. the current standings for whiffleball: Canucks 2-1, Wax X 2l, Huh Sheeshee 2-0-1, Brawzenjawks 3-l, Ballz Deep 1-12, Squirrels l ~2. and Bikini Bottom Bombers 0-4. Games took place

April 2 with Ballz Deep defeating the Canucks 6-3, Brawzenjawks defeatfog Ballz beep 7-6, Huh Sheeshee defeating Wax X 7-2, and the. S,quirr1<ls .wiJ1qing .PY..a. fgrfeit. The rules are as follows: four girls and four guys play outfield positions and taking a swing of the bat in attempt to score runs. Coincidentally, this will be just before the players shilly-shally themselves silly. l\;larch Madness came to a screeching halt this last weekend· with Maryland cutting down the nets. Indiana shocked the sports analysts ahd took home a runner-up finish. The March Madness NCAA 64 team bracket winners were Brain Bauman, Peggy Groff, and Kurt Lockard.

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As I sit in the newspaper office on a lonely Saturday night (that alone says I don't have a life) I ponder this question, 'SHave sports becom.e too commercialized?" You see, there's three minutes to go in the Maryland/Kansas game, and Billy Packer just announced the Compaq play of the minute ... okay, not really, but you get the point I do unqerstand that. corporate sponsors bring a lot of money to college and professional sports; however, isn't there a more subtle way .in which it could be done? Every time there is a score updated on the bottom of a screen, there's a sponsor. There are some sponsorships that I can understand. For example, the "Player of the Game," is alright, as the company actually donates proceeds to a scholarship fund. I can even understand naming the stadium after a .company, or putting sponsorships on the scorer's table. However, why does everything else need to shove a name down our throats? College basketball has timeouts every four minutes and

they last 2 minutes and 30 seconds, That's roughly 25 commercials a half, guaranteed, not to rnention ' those that come when a team actual~ ly needs a time out. Did you kno\v that there is actually a Geico. call to the Bullpen during MLB baseball on the radio and television'? The worst part about it is, the· sponsorships don't really start uritil playoff 01· tournament time. Granted viewer numbers are up during erµcial games, but the "old school" fans be<:ome used. to watching Jhe game with relative!y)ittleinterruptions or corporate ''drop. ins."


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Dyck earns NAIA hornJ~fS~" SCOTT NELSEN Sports Editor

centage of .625, and a slugging percentage of.762. The southpaw had a triple against Peru State College right-fielder Oklahoma Wesleyan that scored the Sean Dyck was named the NAIA tying run, before he scored the goPlayer of the Week for the week of ahead run in Peru State's 5-4 victoMarch 26. Dyck was also named ry. Dyck broke a 2-all tie against Co-MCAC Player of the Week, as College of the Ozarks en route to a well as NAIA Region IV player of 12-2 Bobcat victory. "It came as more of a surprise to the week. Dyck helped guide the Bobcats to me than anything," said Dyck. "[ a 4-2 record over the week. Dyck didn't feel like it was an oveHy batted .571 (12-21) for the Bobcats, spectacular week. It was one of including two doubles and a triple. those weekends when my hands and Dyck also plated six runs, and my head were working in sync." scored six runs of his own. · · Dyck is a junior from Kam!Oops, Dyck swiped four bases in five · British Columbia. He is majoring in , · ' attempts, and posted an on base perr Sports Management.



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PSC announces campus wide skate park for 2003 After numerous new foot paths were made by students trying to dodge the construction traffic and fencing, it was determined that the entire campus should be paved, and a skate park implemented. "The cost of replanting all the grass on campus and then hiring a landscape designer made the choice of paving over the whol_e campus area the smartest decision," noted Chuck Fluck. Fluck is the resident expert on horticulture, having recieved a second place ribbon at the state fair for his cherry tomatoes and summer squash. "The idea for a skate park just made sense because of the hills and angles already provided by the campus terrain," continued Fluck. "And my brother has a skate board, so he's gonna be in charge of design. He saw the X-games on T. V., so he's practically an expert." Included in the design will be 14 swimming pools and one very large bath tub as part of the. campus makeove.r. Paving will begin thk summer.'

Construction Crews find strange golden metal ore under Old Gym ' I As work continues in and underl the O.ld Gym to prepare for the new'i library and cafe, a startling discovery has been made--some type of golden metal ore. Crew members have been baffled as to its origin. "I'm baffled," said one construction worker, "but only of its origin. I'm pretty sure it's a rock," he continued. A large deposit was found, along with some bones and what may have been papers telling what the the ore was doing there. Unfortunately, the papers were lost. in a freak boating accident that left three stray dogs injured and one sheep sheared. The sheep and dogs were not available for comment. Mack Zorris, a. well know geologis~ and sophomore at Peru, was called in to take a look at the ore. "In my opinion, this metal is either fool's gold or pyrite, which is a very important difference, as you proba-. bly know," stated Zorris. "You can I get quite a bit for pyrite, but fool'~ gold is nearly worthless." A small sample of the metal ore will be submitted to the proper authorities, just after the Peru State Times 2002-2003 budget is deter; mined. Cross your fingers! ·


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Cutting the ribbon: Hoyt dedicated LONG TIME IN WAITING

It's been three and a half decades since PSC has held a dedication ceremony for .a new academic facility. The waiting iP over. On Monday, April 8 at 6 p.m., the ribbon was cut on the over $4 million addition and renovation to the W.F. Hoyt Science Hall. PSC also commemorated the nearly $2 million addition and renovation to its Campus Services .Building the same evening. Following the brief dedication ceremony, both facilities were op.en for the public to view.

Sodexho food service to be replaced CAM PENTLAND Editor-in-Chief

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T\me for take-out? Less than a year after the Student Center received a complete physical overhaul to improve food services ·on campus, Peru State College is replacing the company thatinitiated the changes in the first place. Two months of contract negotiations between }>eru State College and Sodexho broke down and as of April 3,. a mutual .decision was reached between the two parties to terminate the' existing food service contract, June 3 will tentatively be the last day of service Sodexho will provide under the termination agreement, and it will also mark the end of a four-year relationship. Sodexho has made a verbal agreement ·to continue service through until the end of the school year, regardless of the contract termina.,ti on. "We were unable to come to agreeable negotiation terms abo.ut

the contract between the two parties," said Linda ,Jacobson, VicePresident for Administration and Finance. "We had been in negotiations for soine time and we could not reach an agreement.•' PSC's relationship was strained earlier this semester when no agreement could be reached about the financial responsibilities for both parties. While many issues are undisclosed thus far, Ted Harshbarger, Vice-President of Student Life and · Enrollment Management said that the Student Center remodeling was the primary divisive issue. An agreement could not be met as how best to finance the renovations. "Most of it stemmed around the remodeling that was done this summer, and the financing of such," he said. "Technically, it's ours since it's our building. With the assistance of the foundation, the bill will be paid." One fact that should be clarified about the contract termination was thatit was not a direct result of the

"We have our days," he said. financial constraints the PSC Sodexho group ~et this semester "There are some days when the due to a significant decline in food menu just doesn't work and there plan enrollment. Many full:time are other days when I. can't keep students in Fall of 2001 who had things stocked up." "These are good students to have enrolled in the 15-meal plan c.hose to either enroll in the 10-meal plan, as customers," he added. "If there or opt out of the plan altog~ther. was a complaint, students have Subsequently, projected cost· and brought that to me, and we've done revenue number,s changed : and our best to take care of it." The search has already begun for altb.Q.µgh service 9idn't decline, Sodexho adapted oy .!!.treamlining a. replacement food service .company on campus. The goal, according aspects of their service. ' . "We h.aven't been;abie to provide to Jacobson, is to get a transition as much variety as ioefore, mainly team on campus before the existing on the main line and·:the amount of Sodexho contract runs out so the food 'tie could provide/~ said Matt transition is as as possible Flynn, Display Chef. :;we don't for the campus~ So far; four compamake as much food at one time, so nies that were contacted ·by PSC we're not using as much. We've have either already made a presentadone.more batch cooking, and cook- tion or have planned to do so.within the next two weeks. Harshbarger ing as.we need it, instead of bulk.." David Tisdale, General Manager hopes that a strong· initial response of PSC's Sodexho facility, was from potential foOd. service compapleased with his short terl~re work- .nies will help speed the process ing with PSC students and staff and along and make a normally difficult he acknowledged some of the diffi- proeess much easier. culties that food service. faced the ·. see,SOD[IXHO on page 4 past few months. f':i


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If you're a senior like me, then now. Consider it a charming retroyou're pretty damn old to be a sen- spective or a shovel.'s worth of pig ior. Actually, if you are a senior, poop from the farm up the roadthen you ·ve probably received a let- .· h~re's my good and bad of PSC, all ter in the mail from the PSC admin- in the same breath. istration requesting that you go The .fact that I know my instructhrough an exit interview before you tors and that they know me is the pack your bags for good. It's a good best aspect of PSC-I appreciate way of canvassing the students to feeling welcome in their offices and find out what particulars of their I appreciate the time they give when college experience were most mean- you need it. I have never wasted a ingful or least memorable. moment of my time talking to some Last semester, I ducked the .whole snotty grad assistant, and I have exit interview process because I was always been able to speak directly student teaching. This time, I'm not with whom I needed. People who so lucky. At some point, I have to have never been to another school meet with someone and gloss over take the student/teacher ratio for what I think about how I spent my granted, and I hope that for the sake time. Should I be honest? Should I of the students, the ratio. remains be ingratiating? Should I be shifty constant. and change the subject? I'm a Securing faculty and staff, howevnewspaper person, so I'll be honest, er, needs to be emphasized. Stability of course. is not often a function of growth, I have a better idea, and since it however, and you can't expect all ties into the fact that. this is (again) the pieces tofall into place all at the the final Tenacious C, I'll just go same time-:-1 am well aware of this over rnY. exit int~rv.iew .here and f~ct. Hqwever, small colleges are a

.why. are you here? Just two weeks left, this is it, this is the one. My tenth opinion column, and I've got this one last chance to get you people to listen to me. Let's get started. Two weeks can be like a lifetime here at school, .can't it? It's the difference between preparing your 10page presentation and getting the grade back on that presentation. It's the difference between waiting for the school year to be over, and being unemployed, looking for a summer job (or even a real job for you graduates). Our lives are broken down into increments here at school; 50minute periods, MondayWednesday-Friday classes, springs semester, senior year.. and more. We 're being pQshed 9-nd pulled, and· there always seems to ·be another

reflection of the people who invest their time with the students. Good instructors, regardless of Master's Degrees and PhD's, need to be identified and motivated to stay in Peru. Sure, PSC is in a state of flux, struggling to balance finances for renovations, to build an attractive campus, which down the road will be more appealing for new students; however, I think the secret of building PSC lies in the crafting of a talented and stable faculty and staff. I hope that one day soon, PSC can complement their new buildings and renovations with a diverse-and tenured-faculty that students will know and love. The hard reality is that in my three years here, I°have seen my fair share of departures on campus. I like that there are people on campus who seem to have .a constructive and creative vision of what PSC can be given the right attention, and I'd like to see that attitude trickle down and manifest itself in more of the students. Vision need not always be a top-down process, ·and ·the· more

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deadline ·around the corner. Freshman quit after one year, sophomores and juniors are having trouble seeing graduation, and seniors just want the whole thing to be.over with. Am I right? .Let's go back to the first column I wrote. If you think college is a pain, try real employment for a while. Your boss will (probably) hate you, your co-workers will think you're trying to take their promotions from them, your whole day will start to revolve around "break time," and everyone expects your work to be done yesterday. There's no sleeping in, no spring break, no month off at Christmas, and definitely no Monday night party until 5:30 a.m., just for fun. R.odney Dangerfield·· in Back to School said it 'best; ''My: advice to

you is, don't go, it's a jungle out there!" Any of you thinking about quitting because school :is too tough, or you thin!< you're too poor, think about the alternatives. If you're having trouble seeing the end; and you've been here too long, remember that often:employers aren't concerned about what your degr-ee is in as much as the fact that you stuck with it, and completed the process. People who can finish what they start get hired for good jobs. · Limp Bizkit said, "Life is a lesson; you learn it when you're through." School is like that. School is a lesson in thinking like an adult, that most of us won't understand until we're finished. Finish what you've started, graduate. After aU,'that is Why You Are



students who are involved in what goes on with PSC, the more likely they are going to hang around to see what happens n.ext year. When people stop feeling like they are a part of something, they lose interest and move elsewhere. Every student who stalq;:s a claim in what goes on here at PSC is better for having done so, and likewise, so is the campus. Not everyone has the means to speak up and be heard, but that doesn't mean there isn't a voice to listen to ... I suppose I should end this exit

interview with a little more modesty-I'm no author·it:y on the best course of action for this school any more than the next guy is. I'm just a student who has tried to make the best out of his days here, appreciate the people he's met and worked , with, and try to move on with a 1 good feeling ab.o1ut ~is time spent ' here. I hope all seniors can leave · with 'those same thoughts and feelings and here's to the voice of the student body,...the life of the Peru State Times-may it always be inspired, and may it forever be heard. 1

Sleepless nights, snake sightings rewarded Any group on caqipus must work hard to achieve a level of success. Long nights spent making deadlines, doing a LOT of editing, and communing with the wildlife outside our door have finally paid off for the Peru State Times. A.long with being a great learning experience, the staff's dedication has paid off in the: form of four awards. Cam Pentland, Ken Hastings, Grace Johnson, and Kim Pukall have all . won awarqs from .the Nebraska Collegia~e Media Association for excellence in journalism. Doane;? Hastings College, Wesleyan, and Wayne State College were among the COI:!l_petit9rs. Prese.ntations will be made to the winners at an award luncheon to be held April 20 at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln. PST advisor Druann Domangue and assistant editor Kari Lynne Reinert will also be in attendance. The group will atte!'ld an award reception later that evening.

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SNAKE WRANGLING We, here at the Times office, were shocked to look out our AD Majors wiRdow to see a 4+ foot ·Black .Rat snake OR April 16. Above, :Times distributiofl manager examines it from the end. of a broom.

Times, the official student newspaper of Peru State College: is published six times THE PERU. STATE TIMES perThesemester by Peru State College students. The Times office located in the college i~ Pentland Editor-in-G.hi(!f Kimberly Pukall Managing Editor Kari Lynne Reinert Assistant Editor ·ScotfNelsen Sports Editor . Kevin Turner Advertising Manager· Ken;Hastin:gs Uistributibn.Mdnager '.

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Publications Office in the AD Majors building. · The' opinions expressed in the Times may not be those of the entire editorial staff. All let~rs to the editor are w1<Jc9me, and the writers .of those letters need not be students. Let!ers, cartoons, articles and so forth subrriitted to the Times should be signed by the individual(s) submitting them and will be published at the discretion of the staff. Letters to the e.ditor should not exceed 250 words in length. The Times reserves the right to edit all letters to the editor for grammar and style. The Times is printed by Auburn Newspapers, Auburn, Neb. ·To reach the Times, call us at (402)872-2260, e-mail us at, or send material to the Peru State Times, Campus Mail, Peru State College, Peru, NE 68421. · ! iYi~~. 1:1s on the web atJl:t$4f.:{.1~~~~'.'·Perlt!y,4V(~~<¢f , es .. .: ,r '· • _ •


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Evaluations evaluated CALVIN EGGER Staff Writer

JAMESRAHRS FRESHMAN "/ would just drive ·around."

LEA SWARTHOUT FRESHMAN "/would roadtrip across the country vvlth a couple of my closest friends."

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Each year on campuses across the country, college students complete evaluations of their teachers and classes. Peru is no different, though the instruments used differ from college to college. The student evaluation forms ha:ve changed this semester. One difference is the length. The new forms are shorter than the previous forms. Students have questions about the effectivef).ess of the evaluations, wonder if the evaluations are anonymous, or if they do what they are meant to do in the first place. Senior art major Sarah Mason voiced her concerns. "I think they'd be good if they actually worked." Evaluations are meant to analyze instructors' overall teaching performance. They affect them by helping deans .determine who deserves promotions, and by aiding ".l'ith other hiring decisions'. David Webb is one student who understands the importance of the evaluations. He is a junior industrial technology major. "I think they're pretty important. It's vital that teachers receive feedback from students on how well they're doing." Todd Drew, an assistant professor of management, defines student evaluations as "an .opportunity for reflection regarding what we do." Evaluations are administered near the end of the semester because it gives the students an accurate view of the instructors' teaching style. The evaluations are done when the instructor is not present in the room. After evaluation completion, a student is assigned to collect the forms and take them to Jerry Martin's office. Martin is the vice president for academic affairs. "One of the criticisms on these systems is that some people will say some teachers want to be soft on grading because they want good evaluations.~' That is

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DARKEN OVALS COMPLETELY Students fill out e,valµation forms as mandated by the college to evaluate classes and instructor performance. why Martin and all the deans of student evaluations more as surveys PSC agree patterns from the data are than evaluations. He believes they a more accurate depiction of stu- are meant to provide some measure dents' views than the specific data. of success in the classroom, but Martin says the evaluations are feels they actually give student satthen processed, ,and any_ .wr:itten . isfaction, and that they are~ more a comments ar~ typ~cl~ :N~ irlstru'ct'tli: ':'nfe~su&'i>f!reilings\~flliill f'br~<>'tfec­ sees the written .comments, only a tive criteria. summary of all the data. Sylvester also believes an essenDrew is also the dean of the school tial element of faculty performance of professional studies. He believes would be missing if student evaluathat after discounting the one or two tions were not carried out. He says extreme responses; the evaluations students provide the best views of are good indicators of performance. faculty teaching ability simply Faculty are required under board because they are in the classroom policy and union contract to admin- the most.· ister student evaluations. Instructors Faculty are evaluated in three difwith tenure are only required to ferent areas. Students merely evaluadminister two evaluations per year ate faculty's instruction. and all other instructors must have According to Sylvester, the deans evaluations from each class, every of each college must evaluate faculsemester. ty based on instructional performStephen Sylvester, the interim ance, professional development, dean of the school of arts and sci- and service to college and commuences, said the individual biases tend to even out over time. But See EVALUATIONS on page 6 more importantly, he considers the







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Time constraints crunch Model .U.N. exercise for four days." According to Sylvester, this is not a competition. "We are negotiating What happened to. the WEST world peace and it is hard to be Model United Nations activity that competitive when you are doing was scheduled to leave in a couple that, so the reward is in the process of vans last week and travel to and the experience. It is a nonOxnard, Calif.? Who. was in charge threatening environment and the of it? How did students here at PSC students involved have an opportumiss out on the chance to represent nity to meet students from other China and pretend to be the United California colleges as well as other Nations for four days? schools." The man behind the activity was Preparation for this activity Dr. Stephen Sylvester. Sylvester included a lot of dedication and arrived in Peru not long ago as the research about issues pertaining to interim Dean of Arts and Sciences world peace. for an 18 month contract. In a pre"We didn't have the number of vious interview conducted by the people who had the time to dedicate Peru State Times, Sylvester said he to the activity that is necessary," was excited to be able to continue said. Sylvester. helping build the programs in the "It is a very expensive proposition Arts and Sciences departments by ($3000 roughly) to drive across the getting his hands involved. country and ·we didn't have any The WEST Model United Nations time to do the fundraising. I had to activity was introduc.ed from have people who were solidly comSylvester to students ancl faculty mitted and because I am still new eail1er this semester with flyers .here and not teaching this semester, posted on the walls and word of I didn't know enough students and .mouth from other professors on they didn't know me. It does require campus. quite a lot of close contact." "We were planning to represent So who was going to pay for this China, which has a seat on the activity and were students responsiSecurity Council and all other ble for fundraising? organizations of the United Sylvester said he did not want the Nations," said Sylvester. students' financial situation to be ''Delegations of students from the determining factor. "I think that about 25-30 schools in the West get together and pretend to be the See MODEL U.N. on page 6 United Nations in a role playing

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"Of the number that have responded to the initial inquiry," he said, "companies coming in seem to indicate that they can make it work, however, any new renovations would be at their cost." RJtaining existing food. service employees by the incoming company would not only help the transition over the summer, but it would also add some stability in terms of employment. Tisdal~. currently employs sixteen people, with half of them being PSC students working part-time. "Of course, I would hope that the next food service company would see me as a potential employee, especially if that were a good option for me next year," said Junior Calvin Egger, a part~time Sodexho

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among the three state colleges when it comes t~ food servicing," added Harshbarger. .Students and Staff alike have not noticed a change· in service since the contract termination, due large and in part by the attitude of Tisdale and his staff. Harshbarger and other staff members were pleased with the food service during the Board of Trustees ·visit last week and the Student Honors on Wednesday. "I'm trying to focus on finishing up the semester," Tisdale said. "There is a lot of work to do for the school, and we're going to take care of the students. The nice thing about this whole deal was that no matter what came down between Sodexho and Peru, both entities allowed us, in this dining room, to take care of the students."

employee. The incoming company will be signed to a one-year contract with an option for two one-year extensions. A long-term plan being discussed by the Board of Trustees. is to have one company service all of the Nebraska State Colleges and by fall 2003, this may be possible as. both Chadron and Wayne will have reached the end of their contracts with Chartwell Food Services. There might be some cost-saving among the colleges if it is possible for all three colleges to operate under one food service· company, although it would not be a simple blanket contract. "The contracts would be based more on size and need, so there would be a need for autonomy


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I Walking across the stage is a lot like parachuting from a burn in~ airplane After having attended many graduations at Peru State College, it is oddly striking that it is time for me to graduate. It seems like just a year ago I started my college education at Peru State and wished to be the person crossing the stage, diploma in hand and ready to grab the world by the throat. In fact, I thought graduation would be easy. I was wrong. FirSf, I had to apply to graduate and pay the college an extra thirty dollars (you would think after 4.5 years that they would have enough o~. my money by now). After my graduation application was approved, I had to pay to get my robes and 40 graduation announcements for approximately one hundred and fifty dollars. I am fine with paying the money. However, I didn't know my name was "Jose," even though they billed Jase Blunt for the announcements. After resolving.that dilemma, I really started to think that graduation is just a big hassle. I have to go talk to the dean of my school to discuss what was good and what was bad, whether I learned anything, and what I would

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siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii with Jase Blunt Elmwood, for my pre-graduation celebration? When will I move out of the dorms? How will I be able to get my "junk" back home in one "trip? Does anyone have a clue how I can get my room deposit back? I know it is only a measily seventy-five dollars, but that is

Will my family and friends have places to park? Will my grandmas be able to climb into the security vehicle to get a ride to the ceremonies? How many heat-exhausted,· passed out people will I have to climb over to even get to the graduation stage? · I am sure all of these questions will be answered in the one page letter that will be sent out to the graduating seniors, because the college doesn't have a practice run of graduation. Besides all of these qualms about graduation, I wouldn't c~ange my current dilemma for a million dollars. I have spent countless hours slaving away at my computer and in the library to achieve my fifty thousand-dollar degrees in criminal justice and psychology. I have earned it. Through my experiences at Peru State I have also decided to continue my education and go to Creighton University to study law (a private college known for baseball, basketball and no budget problems). I have come to the conclusion that graduation is a lot like parachuting from a burning airplane. I am excited to jump, and have to. However, as I jump I am praying that my parachute is going to open · and' i going to land iri .a sate area: The ' moment after graduation is the falHo lap.'1,.I, am ready to jump and ready to enjoy the ride... but I am still wondering what I am going to wear under my graduation robes.


though I'll never see my portfolio again because I know that in Peru's current budget crunch, all the recycled portfolios will help fund the newspaper's budget for next year. Now I am starting to ponder about other circumstances around graduation. Like my graduation party. How many people will come? Will there be enough food and drink? Will everyone be able to find the thriving metropolis

last four years: Other questions involve graduation day itself. What hand do I shake with and what han.d Clo I use to take my fake diploma with. (Just for your information, graduates don't receive their real diploma until the middle summer). What am I going to wear und~r my graduation robes?



May 4 commencement to honor 2002 graduates behind the Old Gym and library, but this year the lot is closed for construction. Propst mentioned, however, that Chief of Security Les Stonebarger will be providing a shuttle service for those who aren't able to park any closer than the Centennial Complex. Though seating is on a first-come, first-serve b'!sis, it doesn't present KIM PUKALL as large of a problem as parking Managing Editor does. "We've never had a problem with It's time to fight the parking and overcrowding," said Propst. the crowds, so arrive early. It's time Graduates shouldn't have as much for graduation at Peru State College. of a problem with parking, since Commencement is set. to take they are instructed to arrive by 8:45 place May 4, 2002 at 10 a.m. in the or 9 a.m. can expect to enjoy a mix of unique Al Wheeler Activity Center. The registrar's office mailed a set 'presentations and speakers. Graduates should advise:their guests of instructions to seniors regarding Governor Mi~e Johanns will be arrive no later than!, 9: 15 a.m.~ where and when to line up, as well the featured speaker, an important however, because seating is on a as other important details. Typically, · addition to this year's ceremony. first-come, first-serve basis. and graduates gather in the hallway of "We've had a number of .years parking is a problem even i'h the AD Majors, as the hallway connects where we dido 't have a featured best of circumstances, according; to directly to the AWAC. speaker," said Propst. Kent Propst, commencement chair. PSC's graduation ceremony usualSara Crook will also be recognized "[Parking is} usually a mess. It ly lasts 1 112 to 2 hours, with the for her Teaching Excellence Award. will be worse this year," said Propst. l president of the college choosing LeRoy Redfern will be receiving the In past years, visitors have been ablel the speakers and setting t.he pro- Distinguished Service Award, which t~, .pll:.f~ ,ip,Jqe, ,"pjt;', Jqt1,lp~~t~? •. ir.a,JV'- JJ1J~.>'~~.. ,t!t?~~ ~)ip, ~\t~~cl,.}~·. ~~o~~.'Y~th .t~~..~~~~r~. ~~t?~-~


ate, the highest award PSC offers. Redfern, current president of the PSC Foundation, is a Peru native and heads a law office in Iowa. The Madrigal Singers will also be enter-· taining at this year's ceremony. The Student Senate president and vice-president are responsible for leading the processional of graduates, but no graduates actually speak as part of the ceremony. Typically, high school graduations honor valedictorians and salutatorians by allowing .them to deliver a prepared speech, but PSC do~s not invite their students to speak. Perhaps this exercise is noi too common at the college level. "I don't think too many colleges do it," said Propst."We do acknowledge honors graduates," he added. Graduates will also not receive their their actual paper diplomas on May 4. They are mailed sometime later during the summer months. According to Propst, the graduating class of 2002 will be one of PSC's largest graduating classes. DiAnna Eason, director of records and institutional research, estimated · )), ~ "' ill- ~ ' II<


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that approximately 200 graduates will be walking, while the total graduating class consists of closer to 300-325 students. The number of graduates usually fluctuates until the day of graduation. "We have people that haven't applied [for graduation] yet," said Eason. Peru State College only holds one commencement .a year, while other colleges may host two or three ceremonies for mid-year graduates. August PSC graduates may choose to walk in the previous year's or the following year's ceremony, while both May and the previous year's December graduates walk in the same ceremony .in May. This creates some difficulty in compiling numbers, and adds to PSC's crowding on the day of graduation. Regardless of the crowds and parking issues, howeVer,, nothing can take away the spirit of the occasion. This is truly the graduate's day, and this year's ceremony should prove to be a special recognition of that one simple truth. •




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looked upon as a leader on campus. They set a good example to the rest of the student body." Welcome to Per;1 State College. Ambassadors PSC will employ for Here at the campus of a thousand the 2002-03 year are listed here. In oaks students have more than a the picture, front row, left to right is thousand opportunities to get Jamie McBride (alternate last year, involved, have one-on-one relation- now a full ambassador this year), ships with their teachers, and begin Elizabeth Olsen (new ambassador) building on their dreams. This is and Meghan Scanlan (current Nebraska '.s first college and one ambassador). Second row; Kim which is inexpensive to attend. Sherman (current ambassador), Prospective PSC students who Anna Wheeler (current ambassatour the campus might hear this dor), Monica Marx (alternate) and coming from a student ambassador, Kevin Turner (new ambassador). of which there are two new faces: Third row: Matt Schlimme (alterElizabeth Olsen and Kevin Turner. nate), Jake Barnoski (alternate), Alternates were also selected. The Scott Nelsen (current ambassador) interim coordinator of admissions and Clayton Seba (current ambassaservices is Micki Willis; She says dor). Not pictured: Sara Craven alternates are "ambassadors-in- (current ambassador), Jody Kluthe training." They serve as extra help (alternate), WendyAlexander (alterfor the admissions office, but they nate) and Steven Fuller (alternate). are not required to do the things the Willis is also in charge of the new ambassadors do. In general, alter- and current ambassadors. The job nates. move up to the ambassador description of ambassadofs includes · ~j~--~1!:;;~< ' ·,..,1'.s;'"',i;,,i.,, :.:working atl~lt_st two hours a weekin ~~~~f;;~'i~'~Je~hn1an;,4;1u$il~f:"'-'tthe:''admissions . office, serving management major. "To me an student panels, and giving campus ambassador is someone who is tours.

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Although all students are encouraged to apply, to be eligible for the position students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75. After the applications are filled out, applicants go through an interview process. In the interview, Willis looks for an outgoing personality, campus involvement, knowledge of the campus, and a .good reputation. Current ambassadors also give their input on prospective ambassadors. Students remain ambassadors until they leave campus, as long as they do a good job and are reliable. Ambltssadors receive a one~quarter, in-state tuition waver, and a $150 stipend per semester. Overall, the ambassadors are here to promote Peru State College. Turner is excited and looks forward to meeting prospective students. "It made me feel I was more involved on campus." And that concludes our tour of Peru State College. We hope you ~njoyed visiting and discovering all that we have . to dffer. Remember Nebraska s first college is the right place, right now.

PSEA votes new officers for 2002 KARI LYNNE REINERT Assistant Editor The Peru Student Education Association held elections for officers for the 2002-2003 school year on April 9. Representing PSEA as officers for the coming year are Becky Johnson, as president, Andrea Williams as Dr. Seuss Chairperson, Michael Ringen as vice president, Tammy Walters and Amber Hower as cotreasurers, Carmen Epperrs as secretary, and Norva Edwards as nontraditional representitive. "I'm very excited for the next year," said)ohnson, "There will be a lot of new and interesting events and plans for the fall." Some of Johnson's goals include a higher 1J).eeting attendance, better participation from all PSEA members, and more joint cooperation wfffi-area schools and other education associations. "I would like to raise better awareness on campus of all that the Education groups, including PSEA, CEC, KDP, and IRA have to offer. They have a lot to offer both education 'students and all students at. ·Pet~ State' College."




NEW FACES TO MEET NEW FACES· ·A new group of ambassadors will begin greeting prospective students.

Mock U.N ... continued from page 4 every student, regardless of their major can participate in this activity and I don't feel that their financial situation should be the deterrent. I had planned to fund this activity with college funds due to the time restrictions," he said. "Ordinarily, we would do some community outreach and do a variety of things to raise funds." Sylvester has taken five different groups of students from previous schools to the Model United Nations activity in New York and has been involved in 30 other

Model United Nations activities in other countries. ' However, he felt that he might have been a little too ambitious in getting the project together so quickly. Although he was not able to attend the Model United Nations activity this year in California, Sylvester was re-el<::cted Secretary on the Int~rnational Faculty Council. Sylvester hopes to bring awareness to the Model United Nations activity next year and plans to get more students involved.

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FUTURE TEACHERS· New officers for the Peru Student Education Association will assume office tor .the new year. PSEA is the largest student education association at PSC.

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nity. Professional development analyzes if the faculty member actively contributes to remaining informed in his/her discipline. Service to college and community is shown when faculty actively participates in com-. mittees or student organizations, for example; as an advisor for a club. Martin says students should be honest. in their appraisals of their instructors and that faculty genuinely wants to know where. they need to improve. "We are sincere about

wanting to get feedback on it," he said. Some students just don't take the evaluations seriously. "I've actually seen some students play connect the dots," said Freshman elementary education major Deb Bolander. Others consider the evaluations to be beneficial. "I did it [completed the evaluation honestly] to hopefully g~ve the teachers better ideas on how to teach better," said Senior psychology major Emmy Kroger.

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Music groups travel across the plains jazz band received a half an hour for a recording session. The jazz band recorded three songs and the show choir was able to record. five songs. · Piano Extravaganza The groups then received the opportunity to watch the recording being The theatre of Peru State College electronically altered to balance the was packed on Saturday, April 6, tones of each group. The songs were due to the annual Piano first recorded without soloists. The Extravaganza. The musicians spent soloists were then electronically the day rehearsing in sectionals and performed for the 7 p.m. concert added. The group received a rough copy that evening. of the recording to listen to on the The Extravaganza has been a great way home. The recordings. will be opportunity to allow pianists of all given a complete touch-up and each skill levels to be able to perform in a member of the groups will receive a mass · group of performers. There were groups of performers ranging duplicate. After spending the night in from beginner pianists with two Topeka, they traveled to Valley Falls years of practice to experienced to perform a morning show. Their players who are now teachers. final stop was at the Sabetha High "Almost two hundred pianists parSchool, where they performed one ticipated in the Piano Extravaganza last time before arriving back at and many of the participants return Peru. from year to year: This was one of "I felt that the jazz tour went very our better concerts and I look forsmoothly. I especially enjoyed our ward to next year's Piano recording session at the recording Extravaganza," ·said Dr. Thomas studio in Topeka. It was interesting .Ediger, director of this event. to see how many times it takes to get the balance right, before you actualJazz.tour ly can record the song," said Senior · This year the Peru State Jazz Band Elysia McGill. and Misty Blues Show Choir took a two-day tour, traveling to surround- Katrina Potter's recital ing schools to pefform their shows. Under a soft glow ()f stage lights, This year the group traveled south Katrina Potter held her senior recital . of the border into Kansas. on·April 14. Potter's all-black dress ' Their first stop on April 9, howevlooked very elegant as the sparkles er, was in Wymore, Neb. where they of the sequens of the dress and the performed for Wymore Southern. glimmer of her clarinet capture<i the They then traveled to Topeka, Kan. lights. Potter's exc.ellent skills on where both the show choir and the


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the clarinet were brought forth in an hour recital held in the Benford Recital Hall. She presented songs such as Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, which is the only solo piece Mozart wrote for clarinet. Potter's beautiful tone was pleasant enough to listen to, but her strong and humble poise also made the recital fun to watch. During Potter's second selection, the performer's friend, Nebraska Wesylan student Suzi Perlman, accompanied her on a duet. Suzan Zwickle accompanied her on the piano. "Katie's recital was exceptional! Not only did she know her stuff, but she also put her heart and soul in what she played. It felt really good to see one of my friends up there, doing such an outstanding job and seeing on her face how much she loves being up there performing. I feel very honored to know· this mus1c1an. Katie, it's done!!!" expressed Senior Gena Fritz~ · Potter will be a December 2002 graduate of P~ru State College, with a degree in music and mathematical education. This recital was presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the ~achelor of Sciep.ce Degree in Music Education. Potter is from the studio of Mathew Gill.

Alumni Concert Sara Beth Donovan asked the Misty Blues Show Choir to be the entertainment for the meeting of Omaha Area Alumni Association. This meeting was held on Thursday, April 18 in Omaha at the German American Society.

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JAMMIN' AND DANCIN' (Top): Sara Anderson and Derek Bergman groove to the music while performing at Sabetha High School, Kan., the final stop on the jazz band/show choir tour. (Bottom): Tyree Sejkora and Ryan Chapple belt out their solos in the recording studio while on tour. Both the show choir and jazz band .were allowed to record songs in the studio. They received rough copies of the recordings to listen to on the way home. ,


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Now that classes are about to dismiss. for the summer, don't you just love the sad fact that now that you may actually have a little bit of time to watch T.V., there will be basically nothing on but repeats? Well, I guess that's not all bad, considering the fact that you can catch. up on some shows you've missed. On the other hand, many season finales are in May, so if you watch them, it may seem kind of pointless to try and catch up on your favorite shows over the summer, especially after you know what is going to happen. Speaking of season finales, let's hope that E.R. 's season finale 'is better than its previous episodes this season. I would say this has been one of the most uneventful seasons

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Panic Room gets it's name from the steel-walled safe rooms popular in medieval times, one of which is in the potential residence of Jodie Foster's character Meg, and her daughter Sarah, as the movie opens. From the start our sympathy is with Meg when we find out she is recently divorced. This is also the point of the movie where you can notice Foster's real-life pregnancy not quite disguised in a black sweater, as her character is shown her prospective home. After Meg decides to take the home, the movie contains a few scenes that are extra and seemingly meaningless until later in the film. The duo's first night in their new home tums_sour shortly after they turn in. ·That's when Forrest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam, and Jarod Leto enter .the picture and the mother and daughter ·utilize the p~ic room. .The men want money

Dr. Kovac had an interesting story going for a while last season when he was experiencing flashbacks of ! his life in Croatia during the war, i when both his wife and his daughter j· died. Since then, the writers have · wasted the potential for some good , stuff from this intriguing character. Speaking of death, there are rumors that major characters may die on the season finales on "Felicity" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." But with all this talk of death, ' there is some upbeat news about one finale. On Friends, Rachel is slated j to give birth to her and Ross's baby. ·1 Time will tell if this will bring Ross , and. Rachel closer together. Tune in to your favorite shows to . find out what actually goes down.

INTERESTED IN JOURNALISM? The Peru State Times thanks the Peru State College community for their support this year. We extend a spedal 1nvitation to all students of all majors next year · to join the staff! We need writers, photographers, and layout assistants. We offer on-the-job training with our software and equipment--it also looks great on a resume! If you are interested, contact 2002-2003 Editor-inchief Kari Lynne Reinert at 872-2260.

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of the show yet. With the exception of Dr. Greene's cancer and Susan Lewis' return to the ER, this emmyaward winning show wasn't what it used to be. One interesting thing, though, is when or if Doctor Greene will die, and whether this will take place in the season finale. Two weeks ago was .his last day in the E.R. and Anthony Edwards will not be on the show next season. And what is up w.ith Eriq LaSalle? NBC wanted more episodes with Doctor Benton in them so they brought him back for one episode when Mark and Elizabeth were having marital problems. This just seemed tacky considering all the goodbyes Benton said the first time he left the show.

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that is stashed in that very room. Whitaker plays the typical reluctant criminal who always tries to tame the violent urges ofYoakam. Never-the-less, there is no shortage of close calls, as Meg comes out of the panic room on several occasions to fetch essential items. The cavernous, drab living space and rainy weather add to the dark mood, but the rain, the cookie cutter criminals, and the neatly packaged ending give you a kind of "been

there, done that" feeling. If you like the psychological aspect of movies s.uch as "The Sixth Sense,'' you may not completely appreciate this movie, but to the director's credit, the time in the the~ ater flies by and you can still enjoy it for it's suspense and action.

VERDICT: 3 Bobcats out of 5

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'Cats starting to overpower opponents Peru State bounced back in the second game with a 5"4 victory in the eighth inning. Monte Scott came in relief of Brett Scheuler for his The Peru State College baseball seventh win of the season. ~am has found its niche. After .ropping five of six games, the The 'Cats traveled to York on April 13, to conclude the series. The Cats have bounced back, winning 8 'Cats fell in the first game by a score 1f their last 10 contests. of 5-4, despite the efforts of right Much of the team's success in the fielder Sean Dyck. Dyck paced the 1ast week comes from the efforts of ~wo-time NAIA All-American Bobcat bats with three hits and vfonte Scott. The Calgary native scored two runs. vent 3-0 last week, posting a 1.79 Monte Scott pitched a complete~RA in three appearances. Scott game six-hitter in the second game lrrew 15.2 innings, allowing only 5 as PeruState posted a 3-2 vict()ry. Scott struck out ten ·en route to his uns, four of which were earned. He single season record tying eighth ilso struck out 19 batters. victory. "Monte had an outstanding week, Photo by: Karl Lynne Reinert ,. ' "lt was a hard fought series," 1ot only on the mound, but at the >late and in the field as well," said HEADS UP Sophomore catcher Brad Wolansky skies a pitch said Jeremie Larkins, who had the game tying RBI in the opener. "We :oach Mark Bayliss. "He is a good during Game One versus York. Wolansky has two home runs should have got four wins, but we :andidate for the National Pitcher of this season. had a few minor breakdowns that he Week." Peru · State~s bats came alive year, Scott has 5 homeruns, and even at home during the conference cost us a pair of victories." The Bobcats were greeted with 86 tgainst Park University. (Parkville, owns an astronomical slugging per- series. v:fo.), on April 6, as the 'Cats centage of 1.600. Peru State won York pick~ up the frrst victory of degree heat for their home series iounded out 26 hits against below both games 9-5 and 5-3. Jim Lo~~ly the series with a 10-9 win over Peru against D()ane (::gll((ge 9n Spndiiy werage pitching in the two game picked up his fifth victory of the State in eight innings. The 'Cats April 14. The heat brought out some :eries. The 'Cats won 12-9 and 18- year and Ryan Closterman came in were ahead by a score of 5-0 going sloppy play on both sides, as the t Brad Wolansky continued to relief to earn his first save. into the sixth inning before things 'Cats and Doane combined to com:ilence his doubters as he belted his The Bobcats entered the seventh fell apart due to defensive lapses. mit 12 errors as well as hitting 13 :econd home run of the season dur- inning of game two tied with Peru allowed nine runs in the .batters, Peru State managed come ng the series, the and 'Cats belted Graceland 3-3 before Scott Campau inning, all of them coming with 2 out with a pair of victories winning 16-11and12-6. bur long balls on the day. hit a pinch-hit walk off home run to outs. Ben Dias went five innings to pick Graceland University (Lamoni, end the game. "After getting out of a few jams :owa) was the next to feel the wrath · "After I saw it was gone, it felt earlier, I got into one that I couldn't up his first victory of the sea.sOn. )f the Cat's bats. Scott continued to great, I didn't think I got it at first, get out of,'' said Campau on the Dias allowed six runs, three earned )Wn the YellowJackets as he hit two and I just began to ran, once it got sixth inning. "I left pitches over the on four hits .in five innings. Josh tiom,eruns in game one, going 4-4 out, itfelt fantastic," said Campau. plate and guys got hits up the mid- Ziemba came in and earned his first from the plate with 2 runs scored Peru State and York began their dle, it was one of those innings save in his first college appearance and three RBI's. In the four game annual holJl.e and home doublehead- where the :(baseball) Gods don't as a pitcher. Ziemba missed much of last season, as well as the first half season series against Graceland this er on April 12. Each team played shine on you."

SCOTT NELSEN Sports Editor

TEAM STATS OFFENSIVE STATISTICS, MIN. 50AB'S BATTING AVERAGE Scott Campau .406 Michael Hunt .373 John McHugh .370 Slugging% Scott Campau .781 Monte Scott .664 Michael Hunt · .627 Hits Sean Dyck 53 Monte Scott 50 Steve Winton 47 Runs ~eanDyck 41 Steve Winton 30 Monte Scott 29

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Saturday, April 20 vs. Newman University @ Centennial Complex 1 p.m. Sunday, April 21@ Briar Cliff University @ Sioux City Iowa, 1:3op.m.

of this season due to shoulder surgery. Chris Burke went the distance to pick up his second win in Game Two. Tensions flared on both sides as. outfielder Michael Hunt was hit by three pitches in the game, and scored three runs, although he failed to have an official plate appearance. Joe Tynon, in the midst of a team high six-game hitting streak, belted a Grand Slam to cap off an eight run fifth inning. "We know going into the game that Doane wasn't going to.·be a challenging opponent," said Tynon. "We got to pitch and play some new guys. It was .a good game to work on the fundamentals. and get back on the winning track." The Bobcats will have to. rely on fundamentals to make it past the conference tournament The 'Cats are continuing to improve on their defensive presence a8 well as their base running, two areas which have haunted the 'Cats this ~ason. Senior designated hitter/outfielder Michael Hunt may have put it best. "A good friend of mine once said you hit the ball, you tlirow the ball, and you catch the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you loose and sometimes it rains, think about it." Peru State will take that mentality futo the final two weeks of the season, as they · will host NeWffian University in a vital conference game on Saturday April 21. The 'Cats will conclude their home season on· April 26 and 27 beginning at 1 p.m.

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d . h . h d" d · LIKE A ROCK Sophomore sensation catcher Arna a Metzger stops a p1tc 1n t e 1rt unng conference softball action against Bellevue on April 5. The 'Cats swept the Bruins 3•2, 3-2.

game shutout. 1 The 'Cats continued their offen- . sive explosion in the second game. Roof led the '.Cats at the plate with ·. three hits and two RBI's. Also hitting well for the 'Cats were1 j McBride and Hill who each had a hit and two RBI's. Sell pitched, surrendering one run on four hits. The game was called in the fifth inning after the 'Cats scored 13 runs in that inning. i In the first game against Newman, the 'Cats suffered defensively, committing 3 errors. Bulson pitched the whole game, giving up ten hits and 9 runs. Only five of the runs were earned. Roof and Robison picked up Peru's lonely two hits. Robison also scored the 'Cats only run. The second game was much better for the 'Cats, losing 4 to 1. Sell and Godfrey shared the pitching job, ! giving up four runs on six hits.

first save on the year against Dana in a '7-2 win. In the tournament, the 'Cats were led at the plate by Jessica Hili, Katie Roof, and catchers Jessica Joe and Amanda Metzger. Hill went 7 for 13 in the tournament, including a double, homerun, and six RBI's. Roof had four hits and five RBI's, while Joe and Metzger combined for six hits in the five games. With a wirining record at the tournament, the 'Cats then traveled back home and split a two-game series with St. Mary's College. In the first

McBride, Roof, Hill, and Metzger• collected the hits respectively, while Mr Bride picked up the RBI. On Monday, Katie Roof was named the MCAC Player of the Week. The freshman third basema•J went 7-for-11 from the plate durin~ last week, including a triple and twt stolen bases. Roof hails fronf Malcolm, Nebraska. ! Coach Mark Matthews h is alsdt, inching closer to his 20ot win as·~ 1 Peru State coach, collecting: his ~ i 97th against Oklahoma Wesleyan last weekend.


Staff Writer The Peru State College softball team is starting to win the close games that they've been looking for all year. Late inning runs have led to many wins these past two weeks. In the 'Cats five recent wins, they have all been by two runs or less. This could be a factor of clutch hitting and clutch pitching. Senior pitcher/first baseman Angela Godfrey said, "(Our) teamwork in situations make it easier to win the tight games." Recent 'Cat wins have come over Bellevue, Briar Cliff, Dana, and St. Mary's College. In the tw.o wins over Bellevue, Angela Godfrey picked up both of the wins. Godfrey pitched a combined 8 and two-thirds innings, giving up three earned runs on just seven hits. Godfrey improved her record to 6-4 and low-

e:red h,e:rJ~~ l(;!~~i\lg .EM. tq 3,5R. ,RarritiAlt,Wl)Jl9ir Jed tl\e '.C<tts' atth~ plate against Bellevue, going 4 for 6 in the series with three RBI's. The 'Cats then traveled to the College of the Ozarks for a tournament, playing five games in two days. Coming out of the tournament with a 3-2 record, it improved the record to 15-17. Christy Bulson, Godfrey,· and Stacie Sell pitched many innings in the tournament, with each of them picking up a win for the 'Cats. Bulson also added her





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game, Sell pitched seven innings, giving up one run on seven.hits to pick up the win. Jamie McBride and Anna Tennal led the 'Cats at the plate, each picking up two hits and an RBI. The 'Cats also played very well defensively, not committing an erro.r the whole game. In the second game, six errors defensively hurt the 'Cats as they were defeated 9 to 3. Bulson pitched six innings, giving up nine runs, only four being earned in the loss. McBride was 2 for 4 at the plate, including a triple. Joe, Godfrey, and

Terr.a Robison picked up the RB I's for the 'Cats. In this weekend's games, Peru went 2-2 with wins over Oklahoma Wesleyan University and losses to Newman University. The wins against Oklahoma Wesleyan came much in part of a Bobcat hitting explosion. In the first game, the 'Cats scored 12 runs on 12 hits. Roof, Michelle Wedge. Hill, and Tennal all collected two hits respectively. Wedge and Tenna I a lso picked up two RB I's. Bulson had a wonderful day on the mound,


Upcoming Bobcat Softball



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April 19, vs.. Haskell Indian Nations University @ Centennial Complex beginning at2p.m. April 22, @ Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska beginning at4p.m.

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with Scott Nelsen Well, it's the final issue of the good ole' PSC Times for the semester. We've laughed a little, we've cried a little, and God only knows : Pve done my share of bitchin' and · • moanin'. I have to honestly say that this has been the most unusual year since I .have been here. I wen.t from being an elementary education major to •being a sports management major. I've decided after Peru, that I will need to start working at a college (preferably here hint hint) and work on my masters in journalism and roadcasting. Ideally I would love to work my way up to the "Show" or a division one school as. either a beat writer for a large newspaper or a Sports Information Director. Peru State has given me an opportunity that most students could only wish for. I have gotten the most "On the job training possible," and been able to meet contacts throughout the small college sports world. Although I am here for yet another year and possibly more, there have been many people who have ·t'influenced me in extremely posi;tive ways: · I think the best place to start is on the top. The first-year athletic director here at Peru State deserves props, not only from me, but also "from all fans of Peru State College sports. Mr. Gray has put up with more "crap" here in eight months, more than most athletic directors have. to worry about in a. career. From




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releasing a veteran coach, to a three month search for Head Football Coach, he has handled all of his responsiblities with class, dignity and assertivness. Mark Bayliss also deserves credit for making me the kid that I am today. He has given me the opportunity to be around the sport that I love the most whenever I want. He has taught me that life is like baseball, you never know what pitch is going to be thrown at you, but you can either take a chance and swing at it, or let the bali go by you and end up regretting your decision for the rest of your life. Jerry Cole has also been a very influential person in my life over · VA'LL BETTER RECOGNIZE The 2002 whiffle ball champions ture after their impressive victory on Monday, April 15. the past eight months. Not only has he allowed me to grow and expand, Have you ever heard the phrase, AWAC gym; 'rhe Canucks defeated he and his wife have also opened 'Time flies wheri you're having Brawzenjawks 7-6. Huh Shee Shee their home to me, and I am grateful. fun?" Intramurals not only allowed defeated Wac X 4-1, and the whifHe has granted me his trust and PSC students to have fun this year, fleball champions were Huh Shee gave me his guidance and for that I but made the academic headaches Shee defeating the Canucks 14-5. am grateful beyond words. disappear through sports such as "All I have to say is thank god for Finally, last and certainly not sand volleyball, indoor. volleyball, the Witt girls!" said JQqy Witt,. a least, Cam Pentland. The guy has softball, basketball, flag football, member of the championship team. been the older brother that I never and, last b~t not least, whiffleball. "If'it wasn't for my catching abilihad. He basically said to me, "The Whiffleball finished its season on ties and Jeff Werts' speediness, we sports is your baby, you run with April 15: Four teams competed for would have never had won." it." For that I owe you a few; howthe championship in the sweltering First year Intramural Director Fred ever, you'll have to wait until the end of May to get those. You've taught me that Canadians aren't Communists, and that Canadian I remember the day that I was sitHockey is by far the greatest sportthe Peru State Times. They must ting outside of. the cafeteria by the ing family known to mankind. have got my name from one of my bookstore, and a girl (I fail to Cam, I'm going to miss you and friends that I sat and watched "Tworemember whom) asked if my name I'm not just saying that, I will cherMinute Drill" with. I never said that was Ryan Thomas. I said yes and ish your friendship forever bro. I would do it, but I began to think then asked why. She said that they about how fun it would be to write ·were looking for a sports writer for for the paper. So, when I talked to Scotty (Nelsen), I asked him about the job. It was put off and put off until I talked to Cam and went to the first meeting. I was now a part of the PSC Times staff. This was really "Your hometown bank away from home'' neat, because I have always lovect sports. So it began. I was very nervous. My first article was on the men's basketball_ team. Only one problem: I didn't know any of the basketball players at the time. I got quotes from 'Sho, Knapp, and Joey. They probably thought I was .crazed, asking them about the team when they were so Use our convenient Use our ATM at used to Scotty doing it. The article was finally done. after hour.s night Casey's General Then came my second paper. A COllQRflTGLflTIOllS! deposit drop Store, In Peru cheerleading article (OUCH!), a Delzell Hall article, and men's basketball again. I didn't know how to Downtown Peru Member FDIC (402) 872-3335 ·write these articlesah'd"i'rle'('eUddk


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Aubuchon felt that Iniramurals got off to a ·smooth start in the fall semester with lots of participation. "I think due to the quality programs offered at PSC, it made it difficult for participation to continue in the spring. I am looking forward to new

a.ride: ~X:dtink' u2halierrge's f, ifi ·'tire future." The 2002-2003 intramural activities will begin in September when students return for the fall semester.

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editorializing into consideration. I got help from many people on the Peru State Times' Staff, including Cam, Kari, Kimmy, Scott, Ken, Druann, everyone on the staff. They were seemingly able to put up with a person who didn't know how to write correctly for this newspaper. So that was another week down. Things started rolling along better, and I was beginning to see more and more athletes around campus and "other places". It hasn't been very tough for me to meet people here at Peru because I am considered a "townie," and I always try to meet new people. But, .I still didn't know many of the athletes. Eventually, I met people like Knapp, Uphoff, Jen, Cappy, and many baseball players who don't know me (although I know all of them). It is now the last week ·that the Times is being produced for this year. I hope to get. to know all the athletes better and I look forward to another fun year on the staff. If I see you anywhere, I'm sure I will stop and say hi. So, here's to next year's sports teams, and GO 'CATS!


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3. The instructor is well prepared for each class/session, and doesn't mind when the students are not.

5. Course material is well organized, but thankfully not tested on.

7. Presentations and activities clearly relate to course objectives, with lots and lots of field trips.

In response to numerous suggc tions by students, Peru Stz:o College food service providers an· offering a new option to the cafete ria food plan--dorm room grills. Starting in the fall semester, de students will have the option using a Sunbeam or Georgi Foreman grill (provided by PS( deposit required). A proposal tr' supply students with ''Mike Tysc grills was dismissed due to safet_ · concerns. Students will also be allotted 20( ' pounds of assorted frozen meat products. It will be the responsibility of the student to store their sup- > ply of food. Sophomore Mack Zorris was SU! prised and elated about the news. Tm elated," said Zorris. "bu' mostly I'm surprised." "Peru Statt has just jumped into the 21st centu· ry with both feet," Zorris continue(;( "I'm not sure where I'm going tt> put 100 pounds of frozen vegtable; and hamburger buns, but I'll burr that bridge when I cross it" No burned bridges were available fo, comment at press time. Junior Molly McButter was not as happy about the option. "I'm not as happy as Mack is, bu! his opinion doesn't count very much, once you find out about his • collection of nude photos of Georgi. . Foreman."



BREAKING NEWS Times Staff Fires Self

.9. The instructor responds constructively to student's ideas, with much better ideas..

11: Exams reflect the course content, almost too closely so there is no room to argue.

After several incidents involving.· leaving doors propped open, the. '· Peru State Times staff decided unanimously to fire themselves. "We just needed to get some ai. flow;' said Pam Centland, "Wht . our office reached 98 degrees during the day and evening, our state· of-the-art computers started to met down. No, really, the computers are I seriously melting." "I'm bumfuzzled," said Nor· Scelson. "Y.oodou hobpe to do good,dy?;·' : try to do g , ut· 1 guess we 11. n't do good." A lawn sale is being organized. and will occur in the near future irt i the courtyard near the orange traffi<. fence. The surplus from this year';,; PST budget will be used to buy as ~ much Casey's pizza as possible, as . the Sedexho-sponsored going away . party recently fell through due to unrelated issues. Various staff members were unavailable for comment, as they : were tending to a variety of snake~ and spider bites. ·


13. The instructor makes the grading criteria clear, but that still doesn't really help my grade.

15. The instructor teaches this course effectively and· when I skip class, it's tough to catch up.


17. The course is beneficial to me, which means that I have to take it if I want to graduate.

19. I would ' recommend' 'this course to otper students, if.. I. was . J?aid. enough money. . '




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