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Matt Scheible

says goodbye. Learn more about Southeast’s senior quarterback on pages 6 & 7


Tri Sigma event 

Babyfaced to bearded in thirty days (or less)

Marc: “The five o’clock shadow”

Men grow moustaches in November to raise awareness for prostate cancer Paige Garner Arrow Reporter

Women get October. When ribbons adorn everything from Campbell’s soup cans to football jerseys, it’s obvious that breast cancer awareness month has arrived. While it may not be so obvious, it’s only fair that men get November for their health

Jordan: “The ten day scruff”

awareness. Instead of pink ribbons they use facial hair to spread their message. Two facial-hair-filled events, Movember and No Shave November, allow participating men to let their facial hair grow freely. Those who choose not to shave for No Shave November may be doing it just for kicks, while those who actually attempt to grow a mo, which is just slang for moustache, are trying to help raise awareness for men’s health issues – specifically prostate cancer. Because prostate cancer produces few or no symptoms and can be difficult to detect, it is important to raise awareness. Men need to take the precautionary steps, like having an annual

Men’s Health Facts *1 in 6 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. *Every 2.2 minutes a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer. *1 in 2 men get diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. *24% of men are less likely to go the doctor compared to women. Source:

- Photos and graphic by Paige Garner

Jared: “The Ryan Gosling”

Nate: “The overgrown Tom Selleck”

physical and knowing their family health history, to ensure that they stay healthy. Lee Schlitt, owner and manager of Broadway Prescription Shop, formed the team “seMO Bros” with several of his close friends. Schlitt then registered his team on, a website that allows teams to seek out sponsorships and donations, in hopes of raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer as well as other health issues affecting men. “My mo will definitely catch someone’s attention and spark a conversation, which will lead to raising vital awareness,” Schlitt said. “I mean, what’s never come back into style — a moustache. People will want to know why I’m trying to bring it back.” As instrumental as Movember has been in raising funds and awareness for men’s health, most college students who participate in November’s events are more likely to take part in No Shave November. They view it more as just for fun, or as an excuse to grow, or sometimes attempt to grow, a big burly lumberjack beard. “I’m not going to snub anyone doing it just for fun,” Schlitt said. “They’re still going to be raising awareness for men’s health, even if

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Getting scruffy for a cause

Tyler: “The baby face”


Kyle: “The Lumberjack”

they aren’t raising money doing it.” Whether they’re dedicating their upper lip to Movember with their rendition of a Fu Manchu moustache or just boycotting their razors for No Shave November, these participants are becoming walking, talking billboards for the entire month. Jordan Rains, a senior at Southeast, is one of those just attempting the lumberjack for fun. “I’m doing No Shave November because I’m a bro,” Rains said. “No really, I’m just doing it because I thought it would be fun.” He said his favorite part so far about the whole experience is being able to look as gross and manly as possible, all the while having a legitimate excuse for doing so. Ladies, don’t worry. Just because you have no moustache to donate to the cause doesn’t mean that you can’t help raise awareness during Movember; become a Mo Sista. A Mo Sista is a supporter of Mo Bro. They can help out the cause without giving up their razors. If you’re interested in learning how you can help raise awareness for men’s health and more general information about Movember, visit You can also join Schlitt’s team seMO Bros or donate at

For Sigma Sigma Sigmas across the nation, developing good character is a must – it is included within the core values of the organization. For one Southeast Missouri State University Tri Sigma, character development takes priority. Danice Granger, a senior political science major, is the president of Southeast’s Beta Xi chapter of Tri Sigma. She also represents her sorority on a national panel to help build women of character. When Granger heard about the opportunity to be a part of a 26-woman council to help implement a new program within Tri Sigma called CHARACTER COUNTS!, she immediately submitted an application.


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Jean Ann goes to sleep some nights not knowing when her next meal will be. Eight slices of bread and eight slices of meat will be enough for her to have eight meals but not enough to satisfy her hunger. The elderly woman smiles as she talks about her children and grandchildren, whom she helps care for. Despite not having enough resources to care for herself, she still invites the homeless into her home and shares her sandwiches and whatever food she may have. “Times are harder than they once were,” said Ann, who relies on the help of the Salvation Army. “I remember when the dollar used to go farther, and you could get more for your money.” One program the Salvation Army provides is called Meals with Friends, which seeks to eliminate hunger by providing hot, nutritious meals each month to people who are struggling.

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The Southeast Missouri State University volleyball team and first-year coach Julie Folliard achieved something this season that the program had not done since 2008. The Redhawks defeated Austin Peay on Friday to clinch an Ohio Valley Conference tournament berth. “The past two years, when we haven’t made it, it’s one of the toughest things to go through as a team, to not clinch a spot in the top six,” senior outside hitter Paige Dossey said. Dossey is the only player on the 2011 team that has experienced the OVC tournament. Folliard acknowledged that she has not been to the tournament either and said that the players are ready for the challenge. “When you go into the conference everyone is zero, zero,” Folliard said. “It’s single elimination, so whoever gets to the end will win that spot to the NCAA tournament.” The Redhawks enter the tournament with a conference record of 11-9. The team is the fourth seed in the tournament and will face No. 5 seed Eastern Kentucky University in the opening round because the top two tournament seeds get a bye. “Everyone is kind of coming alive toward the end of the season, so it’s really anyone’s game,” Folliard said. “It’s going to be a lot of tough teams.” Southeast faced Eastern Kentucky twice during the regular season and won both matches in four games. The Redhawks lost the first game of both matches

Southeast outside hitter Karlee Lursen spikes the ball in Saturday’s game against Tennessee State on senior night at Houck Field House. Southeast lost the match in five games. - Photo by Kelso Hope but swept the final three games. If Southeast is going to progress through the tournament the team’s offense must improve, Folliard said. The team had 1,010 kills during regular season conference play, averaging 12.17 kills per game. In the 11 - team conference, Southeast was ninth. Folliard said sophomore middle blocker Emily Coon has made significant contributions on

offense and defense. Coon had 192 kills and 107 blocks during conference play. She leads the conference in blocks and her .306 hitting percentage is third best in the league. Folliard also said that sophomore outside hitter Colleen Yarber has played well this season. Yarber is 10th in the conference in kills. She has 139 this season and is averaging 3.23 kills per set. “[Colleen] plays with such

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enthusiasm and excitement,” Folliard said. “We put her in at home, and she really responded and came alive and has earned that starting position.” Southeast will look for the entire team to continue its efforts to move on in the OVC tournament. “It gets tough towards the end of the season to fight through,” Dossey said. “I think if we just continue to have heart, we

will win games. I want to win and go on to the NCAA. That’s always been my dream.” Southeast will play Eastern Kentucky at 7 p.m. Thursday at Morehead State University, the OVC regular-season champion and host of the OVC tournament. The winner of the match will move on to the semifinal round against Morehead State at 7 p.m. on Friday.

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Redhawks utilize talent from overseas

Southeast Football Online: Redhawks fall to 3-7 The Southeast football team lost

to Jacksonville State 22-21 on Saturday. Jacksonville State scored 13 unanswered points in the third quarter, while Southeast was shut out in the second half. Read the complete article online at

Southeast Cross Country Teams conclude season The Southeast cross country

teams participated in the NCAA Midwest Regional on Saturday in DeKalb, Ill. The men’s team placed 19th overall and was led by Nate Shipley who placed 73rd with a time of 33:18. The women’s team placed 26th overall with Rebekah Lawson running a team-best 23:16.

Southeast Men’s Basketball Redhawks lose first game The Southeast men’s basketball

team lost to 25th ranked Missouri 83-68 on Friday. Forward Tyler Stone led Southeast with 18 points against his former team.

Southeast Women’s Basketball Team drops two games The Southeast women’s basket-

ball team lost its first two games of the season at North Carolina State and Saint Louis. The team will play its home opener on Monday against Mississippi.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, native Shona Goodwin recorded three assists in her career as a defender for Southeast’s soccer team. - Photo by Kelso Hope Chris Marks Arrow Reporter

The Southeast Missouri State University women’s soccer team concluded its season on Nov. 4 with a loss in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. For seniors Nikki Edwards, Shona Goodwin and Vanessa Hart, it was an emotional moment as they concluded their soccer careers at Southeast and their time as soccer players in the United States. “It’s discouraging to work hard and not be able to see those results,” Goodwin said. “This year we found what needs to be done to win, and we had a good time doing it.” Goodwin and Edwards are from Calgary, Alberta, in western Canada. They heard about Southeast from Canadian coaches Heather and Paul Nelson,

who coach Southeast’s team. “The biggest influence was my recruiting visit,” Edwards said. “I really like the style of play, the girls and the coaching staff, so it really made my decision easy.” Goodwin and Edwards thrived at Southeast on the field as well as in the classroom. Edwards played every game during her Southeast career, and both became members of the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioners Honor Roll. “The recruiting process is very important when selecting players for the team,” Nelson said. “They have come in skillful and have that grit that you want in a player. “You can mold a player to a certain degree, but recruiting is your bread and butter.” Hart and junior defender Hayley Abbott, who are from Australia, knew each other before attending Southeast. Hart was directed to Southeast from the New

South Wales Soccer Association in Australia. Nelson made a connection with the director, whose job is to guide students who want to study in America to the right college based on where they reside in Australia. Abbott and Hart come from a smaller town, so a small school like Southeast was a perfect fit for them. “The opportunity in America as far as the balance of athletics and education was my biggest influence that brought me to Southeast,” Hart said. “I saw an opportunity to get an education and play on a competitive level of soccer.” Nelson said every Australian player that has played for Southeast has fit very well into the team’s possessionoriented style of play and often control the flow of the game. They often control the flow of the game.

The team experienced success on the field, compiling a record of 12-6-1 overall and winning the regular season OVC championship. With veteran leadership and the skill set of freshman additions in the offseason, the goals of the team were far within reach entering tournament play. “We had a goal now that we worked toward this year. As compared to years back it isn’t a lofty goal, it’s pretty realistic,” Goodwin said. Since the Redhawks’ loss in the second round of the OVC tournament, Edwards, Goodwin and Hart are finishing up their degrees and heading back to their home countries soon. For Abbot, it’s another season of optimism and working towards the ultimate goal of winning the OVC tournament.

Roller hockey

The club roller hockey team at Southeast is in seventh place in the Great Plains Collegiate Inline Hockey League. Club president Tyler Lartonoix takes a slaphot during the two-on-one drill Nov. 2 when the team practiced for a tournament Nov. 4-6 in Wright City, Mo. The team went 1-2-1 in the tournament, and its overall record is 1-6-3. - Photo by Kelso Hope Vol 101, No. 13 • © A partnership with Southeast Missouri State University and Rust Communications • To advertise, call 573-388-2741

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Cooper’s exhibit includes photographs of flowing bodies of water taken at Tybee Island, Ga., Horseshoe Lake, Ill., and Current River and the Mississippi River in Missouri. - Photo by Kelso Hope

Professor uses photography to put focus on nature Wendy Cooper’s work will be on display until Dec. 11 Amity Downing Arrow Reporter

Wendy Cooper’s love for photography started in her high school’s darkroom. Her love for the art grew stronger at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. After being inspired by a photography exhibit at the Georgia Museum of Art, Cooper decided she wanted to teach photography as well as photograph on her own. She received a Master of Fine Arts Degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design and has been an

Wendy Cooper fell in love with photography in high school. - Photo by Kelso Hope

instructor at Southeast Missouri State University for three years. “I was inspired by several photographers, and I think initially just having a desire to be in a darkroom and seeing that image come up and loving black and white photography,” Cooper said. “It has just grown exponentially from there.” Cooper’s first photography exhibit on Southeast’s campus called “Transition Spaces Series 11.3” is open for public viewing until Dec. 11 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast’s River Campus. Cooper’s exhibit includes photographs of flowing bodies of water taken at Tybee Island, Ga., Horseshoe Lake, Ill., and Current River and the Mississippi River in Missouri captured at different times of the day. “This is sort of a transitional period,” Cooper said. “It’s kind of funny it’s in the ‘Transitions Spaces’ because some of the works are from Tybee Island in Savannah, Ga., and then the rest of them were taken after I moved here.” Cooper has been adding to a large collection of work entitled “In Between” that she began in 2005. The photographs on display at Cooper’s exhibit are some of her newest works from the collection. “I call them pauses,” Cooper said. “And they’re sort of a rebellion against the inundation of multimedia images that we get every day, from phones to computers to TV. I want to force the viewer to take just a moment and pause and look at the images.” Cooper said that because our society is so fast-paced with the growth of technology, nature and our surroundings often go unnoticed. “Nature is sort of our last frontier, and we’re encroaching on that every day,” Cooper said.

I think for me personally, as a photographer, photography is my passion and my escape. As far as [what] these images look like, they are giving me an escape when I’m shooting them. Wendy Cooper

“I don’t want people to miss out on that, even though we create virtual worlds every day now, we still have one that’s actually real.” Tim Buerck is a senior commercial photography major and Cooper’s student. He had his engagement pictures taken by Cooper, who does commercial work as well. “To me it seems a lot different from what most people shoot around here,” Buerck said of Cooper’s work. “She’s bringing a different element, I guess you could say.”

The photographs on display at the exhibit are her newest works from Cooper’s collection called “In Between.” - Photo by Kelso Hope

Buerck said Cooper incorporates doubt within her photographs, which makes a viewer want to observe the photograph closer in hopes of figuring out the message. “I always tell my students that communicating visually is a much different statement than reading it,” Cooper said. Cooper has heard her images described as calming, which she said was sort of her intention. “I think for me personally, as a photographer, photography is my passion and my escape,” Cooper

said. “As far as [what] these images look like, they are giving me an escape when I’m shooting them.” Cooper said she doesn’t see her “In Between” collection coming to an end anytime soon. “It’s just this drive within me,” Cooper said. “Whenever I see a photograph that I love — other photographers’ work — those are the people who’ve inspired me. I love the medium so much that I have a drive to create it myself, and I think that for me, that’s how I communicate. It’s how I express myself.”

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STUDENT brings out inner beauty Josh Hinkle Arrow Reporter

Southeast Missouri State University senior Cassondra Lenoir walked the runway of a fashion show as a volunteer model three years ago. During the show she was told her walk was too couture, and that she needed to add “swag” to her walk. Her only rebuttal was “I have a couture swag.” And so, the phrase Couture Swagg was formed. Couture Swagg, according to Lenoir, is the very essence of who someone is. “[It is] the lifestyle that you live,” the journalism student said. “It’s the one thing that makes you uniquely made, different from the rest.” Couture Swagg began as simply the name for a fashion show. But after sitting down with her close friends, Lenoir realized that her goal had grown much bigger than she originally dreamed. She said she wanted to focus more on improving a person’s self-esteem and promoting inner beauty. “Couture Swagg is something you live every day,” Lenoir said. “It’s not something you turn off and on for special events.” When Lenoir saw the possible impact of what Couture Swagg could do as a club, she applied to have the group recognized as an on-campus organization. The organization will hold the fashion show “Couture Swagg presents Dare to be Different” at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Student Recreation Center-North. The Dare to be Different fashion show is not just to showcase clothing, according to Kiara Vance, a senior health promotion student at Southeast. “We wanted diversity,” Vance said. “We wanted people to know they could be in it, too.” Lenoir said the show will promote beauty, diversity and confidence. The casting calls were open to all shapes and sizes


It’s about a presence on stage, not what you are wearing. Cassondra Lenoir to promote the group’s values of inner beauty and self-confidence. “You don’t have to be this tall, skinny person to be beautiful,” Lenoir said. “It’s about a presence on stage, not what you are wearing.” Two designers, Buffy Wallice and Jasmine Stocking, will show their lines at the event. Both will be competing for a prize. Three judges, who will be given criteria to evaluate the designer’s overall presentation of the line, will determine the winner. The winner will choose one prize out of a set of prize packages that include vacations to locations like Orlando, Miami, Las Vegas and Williamsburg, Va. and a cruise for two to locations like Cozumel, Mexico. Wallice’s line, Adante, is produced in St. Louis as orders come in from her customers. She believes her line is a promotion of the values of Couture Swagg because she represents a classy female. “Adante shows young girls and women that you don’t have to be diverse by being provocative,” Wallice said. “It’s about having class. Let your look speak for you in a positive way.” Three boutiques and one department store will also contribute looks to the show but will not be eligible to win the prizes.

An ad for Couture Swagg’s fashion show on Nov. 19. - Submitted photo


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UNDER the helmet

Southeast’s record-setting quarterback leads a quiet life away from the field

Matt Scheible will bid farewell Saturday in his final game as a Redhawk LaShell Eikerenkoetter Arrow Reporter

As he breathes in deeply and heavily, he readies himself for the next play, naturally prepared for moments like this. Taking a few steps back, he looks around, but has no open receivers. He runs. He crosses the 30-yard line, pushing pass tacklers as he passes the 20-yard line. The stadium is in suspense as he approaches the 10-yard line …5…4…3…2…1… TOUCHDOWN! He is Matt Scheible, a senior at Southeast Missouri State University and the historymaking quarterback for the Redhawks football team. Scheible became the first Ohio Valley Conference quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards and rush for 2,000 yards in a career. He surpassed both marks on Oct. 15 against Eastern Kentucky and also broke the record for total offense that day. He led Southeast to a 9-3 record and the school’s first OVC championship last season. His football career at Southeast is one that cannot be overlooked. “On the field, he has obviously just gotten a lot better with the total understanding of the game and developing his self personally,” said Southeast offensive lineman Evan Conrad. Scheible has had an amazing career, yet his life extends beyond the field. He maintains a 3.7 GPA and would rather be at home with his girlfriend, Danielle Overschmidt, than out partying. He practices 20 hours a week and spends extra time watching game film to enhance his playing abilities. “It is all about time management,” Scheible said. “When you come in as a freshman, they give you a class that teaches you how to budget out enough time to do your school work and how to keep up with football. Pretty much nothing else is important if you don’t have that done.” With this type of mentality, Scheible has managed to handle a college career and a flourishing football career. He starts most days off with weight training in the morning, followed by team meetings, a light lunch, more team meetings, practice, cooking dinner and, of course, homework. Most of his classes are online, which allows his schedule to be open for football. “I played three sports in high school: baseball, basketball and football, so I’m sort of used to balancing sports and school and getting everything done,” Scheible said. “So it really hasn’t been much of a change coming to college.” Scheible and Overschmidt,

I didn’t even know I was making history. I just like to play. That isn’t what I’m worried about. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. Matt Scheible a Southeast senior majoring in hospitality management, met in high school and have been together for five years. She believes that football has helped him grow in many ways, from gaining leadership to learning how to balance so much at once. “I’m just so proud of him,” Overschmidt said. “I believe he is a role model, and he loves his team so much. He would give up all of his accomplishments just to give his team a winning season. He is just that type of person that everyone is comfortable talking to.” Football has been a part of Scheible’s life since he was in fifth grade, but he will be making his last appearance in a Redhawks uniform on Saturday in the senior day game against Murray State. Though he has grown into a phenomenal player, his ego has not grown along with him. “As far as his success goes as a player, he still has to be one of the most humble people on the team,” Conrad said. Southeast is 3-7 this season, and Scheible is the team’s leading rusher and passer. He’s rushed for 862 yards with six touchdowns and passed for 1,316 yards with 10 touchdowns. “I didn’t even know I was making history,” Scheible said. “I just like to play. That isn’t what I’m worried about. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t.” Scheible’s goals are what keep him focused. To be the best and succeed in everything he does is what motivates him to be a scholar on and off the field. Although he has an above average GPA, he still feels a little let down because his goal is a perfect 4.0. Scheible admits he

Matt Scheible crosses the goal line for a 71-yard touchdown run on Oct. 1 against Eastern Illinois. The Redhawks won 37-30. - Photo by Kelso Hope

(Above) Matt Scheible looks for running space against Jacksonville State’s defense on Saturday. (Right) Scheible rushed for 161 yards and threw for 130 yards on Oct. 1 against Eastern Illinois.

- Photos by Kelso Hope has had to give up some of his social life, but says it is well worth it to him since it keeps him on the right track. One thing he doesn’t have to give up is time with some of his best friends – his teammates – who push him to do better on and off the field. “The guys on this team are my friends,” Scheible said. “They are the friends that I’m going to have for the rest of my life. I have a good time with them.” When the rare chance to relax comes around, Scheible spends his time playing golf, going fishing and spending quality time with his girlfriend by taking her out to the movies. Overschmidt thinks that he has helped her grow and accomplish things that she wants to just by supporting and understanding her. They fight very little because of their Matt Scheible surveys Eastern Illinois’ defense from crazy and goofy relationship. under center on Oct. 1. - Photo by Kelso Hope “If people saw how Matt and I are when we’re together, they “Matt is one of those people he also loves his family. He would would wonder what is wrong who is so sweet and caring, give up his last to anybody just with us,” Overshmidt said. “We he tries to help everybody,” to make their situation better; are both really random people.” Overschmidt said. “He puts his you don’t see too many people When they do argue, Scheible heart and soul into football, but with that mentality anymore.” gives in and makes her smile.

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Matt Scheible rushed for 209 yards on Saturday against Jacksonville State, a team record for a quarterback. He also ran for one touchdown in Southeast’s 22-21 loss to the Gamecocks. - Photo by Kelso Hope


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What are you looking forward to about Thanksgiving?

Nathan Abert: “Just getting to be with the family, catching up with those I haven’t seen in awhile. And food.”

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he Salvation Army provides housing, fellowship, feeding programs, water, sanitation and many other services all year round. But, for the Thanksgiving holiday, Major Beth Stillwell likes to do a little more. Stillwell has been working with the Salvation Army since she was a child due to her parents being involved in it. She works with her husband, Major Ben Stillwell, and enjoys helping people in need.

What sort of benefits does the Salvation Army do for Thanksgiving? Stillwell: We deliver meals between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., and we also provide a community dinner starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

What are some things that you really need as far as donations? Stillwell: We need quite a few things, including turkey, canned food, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, dressing and stuffing, bread rolls, cranberry sauce, cakes and pies, celery, onions, brown sugar, silverware, paper plates, aluminum foil, marshmallows and plastic wrap.

Do you do this every year, including the other holidays? Sarah Stoverink: “Being with the family and eating food.”

Stillwell: This is something we do every year. We also give out coats and gloves to people who need it. For Christmas, we give out Christmas baskets along with a meal.

For students who are staying in Cape Girardeau for Thanksgiving, what can they do? Stillwell: They can call the Salvation Army and find out ways to volunteer. They may also come by and have

We don’t want anyone to feel alone on Thanksgiving. Everyone should be surrounded by people. Beth Stillwell dinner and enjoy the time with us.

What about students who are leaving but still want to help out? Stillwell: They can also call the Salvation Army to talk with me and donate what they are able to. Every little bit helps.

Why do you do this? Stillwell: We don’t want anyone to feel alone on Thanksgiving. Everyone should be surrounded by people. We also want people to be thankful for what they have and not to dwell on what they don’t have and the negative parts in their lives.

What is the main goal for the Salvation Army on Thanksgiving? Stillwell: We want people to come and enjoy themselves. Our motto is food, fun and fellowship. For volunteer opportunities or more information on the Thanksgiving events, contact the Salvation Army on Good Hope Street at 573-335-7000.

Jonny Davidson (Left): “Food.” Devin Lorenz (Right): “Family.”

Erin Holmes: “I’m looking forward to seeing my family because I haven’t seen them all year.”

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Model UN a smaller reflection of the United Nations Savanna Maue Arrow Reporter

While the United Nations brings together representatives from all over the world to solve global issues, the Model United Nations at Southeast Missouri State University meets to increase the understanding of international relations in the community and on campus. The club meets for several conferences with other United Nations clubs every year. Many of its meetings are focused on preparing presentations on global issues to be discussed at these events. The club’s next conference is a regional event that will take place on Nov. 19 in Chicago. Southeast’s Model UN hopes to take 13 students to the conference, where they will be representing the nation of Costa Rica. At this conference, students from Wisconsin to Indiana will come together and discuss a nation’s issues and the appropriate way to handle them. For this particular conference, each nation’s representatives split up into seven committees, each with one or two people, to tackle legal, economic, social and many other issues. “People live and breathe it; they stay up till three in the morning studying their topic,” the organization’s faculty adviser Debra Holzhauer said. Holzhauer said that although some methods for getting a point across are slightly melodramatic, the countries try to “act like a diplomat would and maintain diplomatic courtesy at all times.” Model UN sponsors a variety of fundraisers to help pay for students to attend conferences.

People live and breathe it, they stay up till three in the morning studying their topic. Debra Holzhauer

Members have held a fundraiser at McAllister’s Deli and sold Tupperware. One of the biggest fundraisers the club hosted was the high school Model UN conference in the University Center on Nov. 10. The club invited high school students to speak about four different topics at the all-day event, such as security-council simulation and global security. Most of the proceeds from the fundraisers go toward attendance cost at the largest event Model UN will be attending, the Harvard National Model United Nations conference Feb. 16-19 in Boston. Eight students plan to attend the Harvard event, including Model UN president Emilee Hargis. Hargis is excited to go to the conference and gain “hands-on experience for the club.” Approximately 55 percent of the schools that attend are international, and Hargis said she is often

Southeast’s Model UN students visit The Bean in Chicago during one of their conferences. - Submitted photo

surprised by how knowledgeable students from all over the world are about their topics. Model UN meets at 5 p.m. every Wednesday in Carnahan room 210 and is open to anyone, with no induction dues required. The organization consists of 15-20 students—many of whom attend the meetings without ever participating in a conference. Holzhauer said all are welcome to sit in to discuss current topics and keep informed on world events.

Model UN will attend a regional conference Nov. 19 in Chicago. - Submitted photo

SGA solicits complaints and opinions from students during ‘Whinery’

Josh Cady Arrow Reporter

In the University Center there is a suggestion box for the Student Government Association. Hundreds of people walk past it every day without noticing it. “It’s rarely utilized,” Student Issues Committee chair Caroline Burdin said. “As in, no one’s used it in over a year.” Last Wednesday during common hour, Burdin and the rest of the SGA executive board held their first “Whinery” at the UC to solicit complaints from students. “It’s an open forum where Student Government will be able to interact with other student organizations and other students,” Burdin said prior to the event. “Where we’re not just hearing Student Government’s voice, but the voice of every student.” Two representatives roamed the dining area of the UC handing out complaint slips while the rest of the executive board stayed at a table to review the complaints and talk with passers-by. Burdin said the complaints they received would be discussed during the next SGA meeting. Aside from the Whineries,

We printed out 200 of the slips hoping that we got that many responses, and I think that we’ll exceed that. Caroline Burdin SGA held their first Whinery at the UC to get student complaints last Wednesday. They plan to hold a Whinery on the first Wednesday of every month starting in December. - Submitted photo SGA is also holding town-hall style meetings with students from each senators’ respective school and universities. Chief of Staff Katie Herring helped organize the meetings. “It’s something new that we’re trying this year,” Herring said. “We want to be able to start a dialogue with the students and their senators. There’s not

a lot of interaction between the two, which is unfortunate because the senators are there to represent the students.” Most of the meetings are scheduled in the building where the school is located, but, despite this, Herring said they’ve had problems with attendance. At the Whinery, however, Burdin said she was happy with the

responses SGA received. “We printed out 200 of the slips hoping that we got that many responses, and I think that we’ll exceed that,” Burdin said during the event. “I think there are a few things that we didn’t realize was an issue until today, so we’re definitely getting new things called to our attention.” Burdin said several complaints

had been made about the meal plan hours on campus. Numerous complaints were made about parking on campus, but Burdin said SGAcan’t do much about that. Starting in December, SGA will hold a Whinery on the first Wednesday of every month. Of course, students can always leave comments in the suggestion box as well. “I’ll be checking it every week,” Burdin said.

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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there was a Pirate and a Ninja stranded on a desert island. Okay not really, it was more like a busy city block and they were fighting, throwing star to sword, while dodging in and out of traffic. It just so happened that a taxi driver ran a red light and almost hit the Ninja. Out of fear for the Ninja’s safety, the taxi driver hopped out of the car dressed in a suit, looking quite odd and out of place. As he approached the Ninja, a Can-Can girl leaving a nearby bar raced across the street and kissed the taxi driver on the cheek, leaving bright red lipstick marks as a souvenir. Mistaking him for her boyfriend, she frantically apologized, realizing for the first time that she was surrounded by a fighting Ninja and Pirate. All of a sudden, a Zombie and a Vampire (not pictured) appear from behind a car. With

(left to right) Allie Birk, Can-Can Girl. Jon Puzan, guy in a suit. Steven Shriver, Ninja. Brogan Smithey, Pirate.

new enemies on the horizon, the Ninja, Pirate, Can-Can girl and taxi man in a suit band together to fight off the threat. Once the Zombie had been sufficiently hit with socks, and the Vampire had been staked, the Ninja and Pirate realized they weren’t that different from each other after all. The Can-Can girl realized the taxi man in a suit was much better looking than her current boyfriend and dropped him via Facebook status. The Pirate told the other three about a party she had heard about and with nothing better to do they piled in the taxi and sped away. The party, however, was a flop so they went to McDonald’s and then back to the taxi driver’s house where they became best friends and lived happily ever after. Until the Ninja drank all the Pirate’s sweet tea...then the war was back on. The End.

They became best friends and lived happily ever after. Until the Ninja drank all the Pirate’s sweet tea... then the war was back on.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is going to hear a challenge to President Barack Obama’s Patient Accountability and Affordable Care Act, more derisively known as Obamacare. These hearings are on the Supreme Court’s agenda to be held in February and March. A main point that will be discussed during this oral argument is the individual mandate part of the law, the part that would require almost every American to obtain health insurance or suffer a fine. The question is does this particular part of the law equal an unconstitutional use of federal authority? Perhaps. There are certain rules everyone live by, rules that make our lives easier. Everybody driving on the same side of the road makes sense. That’s a rule that is easy enough to follow; it’s not too hard to do and promotes general safety on the roadway. Visit the Arrow On the extreme end of the spectrum, office at 5 p.m. rules to prevent murder and other on Wednesday in crimes are also fairly reasonable. Grauel 117 if you But forcing people to purchase are interested in health insurance, just so they fit neatly joining our team. into a new healthcare reform? It would be fantastic if everyone could afford health insurance, but being prodded into purchasing the service by the government should not be how it is done. Health insurance is a risk-reward venture.


It can be expensive to maintain, but can be of immense help to you if you get sick or suffer from an accident. Obtaining that insurance should be something that is left up to the individual person whether or not they want to chance being uninsured. Here’s another question: Are the people calling out the constitutionality of the health care reform really concerned about the law being unconstitutional? That seems like a more pressing question. Having a bill stopped because it is unconstitutional is nothing new. But saying that a bill is unconstitutional and using that as an easy way to defeat a bill while it is under debate seems counterproductive. The Constitution shouldn’t be an “easy out” for people who disagree with a proposed law. It should be something taken seriously. If something could be considered unconstitutional, that should take priority over all else. It would be near impossible to get everyone to agree on a single direction to take with the health care reform. However, in trying to accommodate people, the Constitution shouldn’t be trampled on. The same goes for those opposing the law. Don’t use the Constitution as your “get out of jail free card” for anything that you don’t exactly agree with. If there is a serious breech of the document’s guidelines, that is another matter, but don’t use it as an excuse to get your way.

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A new ground zero was established just blocks from where the World Trade Center’s twin towers once stood in downtown Manhattan on Sept. 17 when a group of demonstrators took over Zuccotti Park in protest of a number of issues, including CEO pay, corporate greed and unemployment. Initially the group was dismissed and largely ignored, but just as critics waited for the moment to pass, the movement began to spread across the United States and around the world. The Occupy Wall Street movement added Cape Girardeau to its list of participating cities on Nov. 5 when a group of about a dozen protesters marched through the downtown area, making stops in front of the Common Pleas Courthouse, City Hall and Capaha Park. Carrying signs that stated, “We are the 99 percent,” and “End corporate greed,” the small group was met with support and opposition as city residents drove past the demonstration. Southeast Missouri State University junior Kerrick Long, who participated in the Nov. 5 event, said he joined the Occupy Cape movement to show the nation that even small towns can get involved in the protests. “I really wanted to show support for the Occupy movement that’s going on across the country,” Long said. “We’re not necessarily occupying like big cities are, but at least we’re showing solidarity.” Protesters from every social class and age group have started demonstrations in more than 300 American cities, and the movement became global on Oct. 15 when Occupy events took place in 82 countries. Dr. Debra Holzhauer, associate professor of political science at Southeast, said the movement is a

reflection of people’s frustrations with the economy and with their overall position in it. “It’s about how 1 percent of Americans, whose economics are more assured than the other 99 percent, are getting more attention from the political parties and having their interests being taken care of,” Holzhauer said. “For example, you have failing banks, and we saw a lot of the upper personnel of those institutions getting significant financial bonuses at the end of the year, even though they had just received bailouts from the United States government.” CEO pay isn’t the only issue being taken up by Occupy participants. The inability of many Americans to break into the middle class has topped the list of protesters’ concerns. According to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United States ranks well below Canada, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Norway and Australia in terms of the ability of its citizens to move up the socioeconomic ladder. And it has become more difficult for them to stay there. With the national unemployment rate hovering above 9 percent since 2009, the American middle class has dwindled in numbers. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the poverty rate reached 15.1 percent in 2010, which means more than 46 million Americans are living in poverty. That’s the highest rate among developing nation, and a new record high for the United States. Southeast graduate student Eric Ralfs, who was among the demonstrators on Nov. 5, said part of the problem lies in the fact that many people without a college education find it hard to get

Occupy Wall Street in Cape Girardeau began on Nov. 5 when around a dozen people marched through the downtown area to protest. - Photo by Sarah J. Semmler jobs that pay enough to support themselves and their families. “Back in the 1950s, a high school degree could get you a decent number of jobs, but now most jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree,” Ralfs said. “The real kicker is that school is becoming more and more expensive. In Missouri, there have been more budget cuts to education, so more students are losing student loans, which keeps them from getting the education they need for jobs. It’s a pretty ugly cycle.” Although a college education was once considered the golden key to gainful employment, in the current economic climate,

even a college degree doesn’t guarantee someone a job. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for 16- to 24-year-olds with a bachelor’s degree or higher stands at 13.2 percent. The overall unemployment rate for that age group reached 17 percent in July, prompting the media to dub the group the “the unemployable generation.” Add in the fact that student loan debt will top out at $1 trillion this year, healthcare costs are increasing and politicians in Washington D.C. are looking to reduce funding to multiple social

Kerrick Long, who participated in the Nov. 5 event, said he joined the Occupy Cape movement to show the nation that even small towns can get involved in the protests. Protesters from every social class and age group have started demonstrations in more than 300 American cities. Demonstrations have also taken place in 82 countries. -

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programs in order to balance the budget, and you have the perfect recipe for social unrest and people taking to the streets. “I think we’ve always accepted income inequality in this country,” Holzhauer said. “But we’ve also always accepted that we have the ability to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps to become socially mobile within society. I think this movement is a reflection of this younger generation recognizing that they will not have a better life than their parents did.”

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