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Vol. 116 Issue 41


Student Heparin Test Wins Innovation Challenge ’13


Students listen to entrepreneur Randal Pinkett’s keynote address at the Innovation Week awards ceremony Thursday in the Great Plains Ballroom.

Yasser Shaikh Staff Writer


NDSU students perform a traditional African dance at Pan Africa Night Saturday in the Great Plains Ballroom.

Pan Africa Night Celebrates African Culture Katerina Voronova Contributing Writer

Pan African Night commemorated a movement to celebrate African culture in the United States and worldwide. Pan-Africanism is a movement based on the idea that the unity of the African continent would be beneficial to political, economic and social progress. The movement also encourages solidarity with African

people worldwide. “It is a collaboration of African and African-American cultures,” African Student Union President Yarimson Fofana said. “The night is about bringing those cultures to NDSU.” The night started out with an introductory video about Uganda, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Cameroon, made by current NDSU students, originally from those countries. The video highlighted the rich history and culture of the countries, as well as

the diverse nature and historical sights. Following the video, New Afrique President Cedric Foudjet gave a speech. New Afrique is a non-profit organization working on empowering Africa to be self-sufficient and self-reliant. “It is time for us to hold hands and stand together, march together, fight together, and together take ownership of our own lives,” Foudjet said in his speech. The event continued

with performances of African and African-American cultures, including traditional dances, hiphop, poetry and fashion shows. The annual Pan Africa Night took place Saturday in the Great Plains Room of the Memorial Union. The event was a combined effort between the Office of Multicultural Programs, the Black Student Association and the African Student Union.

Innovation Challenge ’13 showcased 37 student teams that created innovations under the categories of tangible goods, intangible goods and corn. Erin Nyren-Erickson, a graduate student in pharmaceutical sciences, won the tangible innovations category and best-in-show awards with her innovation that developed a new kind of test for contaminants in heparin, a blood-thinning drug, according to a University news release. These two awards combined for $10,000. Team Improving Osteointegration won the intangible innovation category. Their project dealt with determining ideal pore size for

growing cells that will allow a new dental implant. Team Corn Oncologists won the corn category award for using corn particles as encapsulation material for colon cancer drug delivery. Team Midwest Best won the People’s Choice award for a software program that uses cameras to determine fault during car accidents. Randal Pinkett, the founder, chair and CEO of BCT Partners, gave the keynote address and handed out the awards at the ceremony Thursday evening. BCT Partners is a multimilliondollar management consulting and information technology firm, according to a University press release.

Innovation week continued on page 3

Farmhouse Fraternity Goes ‘Baldacious’ For Cancer Awareness

By Logan Curti


Farmhouse Fraternity hosted its annual Baldacious event Tuesday to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. At the event, students could pay $75 to shave anything into the hair of a Farmhouse member. Ten members of the Farmhouse Fraternity volunteered to have their heads shaven if a student paid to do so. The

shavings began at 7 p.m. Michael Hanson, a sophomore majoring in business administration, said the most popular hairdos have been fraternity initials shaved into the side of the head. “One of the guys had his hair shaved short with AGR shaved into the left side, and they left a long rat-tail strand in the front,” he said. Students could also pay to dye the member’s hair any color they chose. This year’s vice president of recruitment for Farmhouse, Hanson described Baldacious as a “fun event for a good cause.”

Baldacious continued on page 2


Members of Alpha Gamma Delta shave a pattern in Nick Bjorklund’s hair Tuesday during Farmhouse Fraternity’s Baldicious event.

Fargo Spring Break Ways to spend spring break in town

SDSU Pummels NDSU Wome’s basketball falls 94-70

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Fundraiser Benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society



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Women’s Hockey Club Plays in National Tournament Kelsi Novitsky

Contributing Writer


Men in the F-M area grew out their facial hair to raise money for prostate cancer during February.

HODO Hosts Bros on Broadway Hannah Dillon Staff Writer

For the fifth year in the row, Hotel Donaldson is hosting a sister — or rather, brother — fundraiser to its annual breast cancer benefit. Bros on Broadway is a fundraiser similar to Bras on Broadway, except the money raised goes towards patients that have prostate cancer. Last year the effort raised more than $40,000. Most of the money raised stays local by distributing gas cards to cancer patients. Hotel Donaldson front of house manager Jason Laub said one of the biggest expenses for cancer patients is the drive to their treatment sessions.

“I want to say the average trip is 140 miles, in that neighborhood, so it can add up when you’re going five days a week,” Laub said. Bros started in 2008 when the Hotel Donaldson staff learned about Movember, a month where men are encouraged to grow out their facial hair as a fundraiser for prostate cancer. Laub said it was fun, but that they wanted to keep their money local and not be so close to the Bras on Broadway fundraiser, which takes place in October. Most of the events and fundraising happen in February, or FeBROary as the fundraiser staff calls it, but since it is a short month, some of the events occur in March. For example, on March

14, Granite City will donate 10 percent of their sales to the fundraising efforts. The finale fundraiser, the Main Event, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday. Students can get involved by donating money on the Bros on Broadway website or by attending the Main Event. Laub said even though this is a serious subject, they like to keep things fun and positive. “Humor is always a good remedy for things,” Laub said. For more information about Bros on Broadway, including links to donate and buy tickets to the Main Event, visit


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The NDSU Women’s Hockey Club will play in Washington, D.C., for the National American Collegiate Hockey Association tournament this week. To qualify for the tournament, the team had to be ranked at least fourth in its conference. The ranking was based on records, stats and schedule strength. The team came in fourth behind University of Alaska Fairbanks, UMD, and UW Stout. The team ended the season with some of the best stats in its division, with 14 wins, four losses and one tie. The Women’s Hockey Club, a student-run organization, has been a part of NDSU for less than nine years. The club is responsible for scheduling its games, practices, ice time and referees, as well as managing its own finances. “The club comprises between 12 and 17 skaters each year, and we play different schools like Iowa State, SDSU, Minot

State, University of Minnesota Duluth and University of Alaska Fairbanks,” said team captain and club president Ellie Dahl. “We practice twice a week and play two games every weekend from October to March, both home and away.” Dahl said the team hopes that being ranked one of the top teams in the league will increase the team’s publicity among other schools. “We hope that people will begin to realize that NDSU does have hockey, and we hope to gain more fans and get the word out about us, proving that we are successful as well.” The team decided to sell T-shirts to fund their trip after seeing how successful the sale of homecoming T-shirts is every year. CreateMyTee design company offered to support the team by designing a shirt they could sell to NDSU students and staff. “We didn’t get the funding we were hoping to get for nationals, as it was not budgeted for, and we only have two weeks to make up a large chunk of

money,” Dahl said. “So we decided one way we could make quick money and to get word out about our club was to sell T-shirts to friends, family and students at NDSU.” The team will continue to sell T-shirts for $10 to $15 after the tournament. Dahl said the shirts are a great way to represent sports teams at NDSU and promote the school and its organizations. She hopes the hockey team will get support, because this is the first time they have gone to nationals since 2005. Dahl said she feels honored to be able to travel to D.C. to represent NDSU and celebrate a successful season with her team. “All sports at the university should be recognized, both at a club and varsity level, as we all make a commitment and dedicate our time to represent our school,” Dahl said. “We are the only women’s hockey team that the university has, and we want to give the students the opportunity to enjoy the sport we love by watching and cheering us on.”

Baldacious continued from page 1 Baldacious has been a Farmhouse tradition for four years, and “is considered to be Farmhouse’s major philanthropy event,” Hanson said. All proceeds from the fundraiser go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Farhouse did not set a specific fundraising goal for Baldacious, but the main objective was to “get the most money we can possibly get out of the event,” Hanson said. The event was inspired by one Farmhouse brother’s battle with Hodg-

kin’s lymphoma. John Romine, a student at Purdue University and a member of the university’s Farmhouse chapter, was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 during his freshman year of studies, according to an article on Farmhouse’s ATZ chapter website. Despite his personal struggles with the illness, Romine continued to “pursue his education and take on leadership responsibilities with Farmhouse,” the article stated. Romine passed away in 2008 due to complications with the cancer.

Baldacious is dedicated to Romine’s memory. Hanson said the fraternity aims “to help those who battle cancer every day.” The fraternity will also host its first fish fry from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets for the fish fry are $10 and may be reserved by contacting Tyler Reineke, Farmhouse’s director of house operations.

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Applications due Friday, March 8, 2013 by 5 p.m. Innovation Week Continued... “This is the catalyst needed to galvanize these students around an idea,” Pinkett said. He said the participants are just normal students, but what sets them apart is that they have accepted the challenge of the competition. “Success is where opportunity meets preparation,” Pinkett said. “Innovation Week was the opportunity and these folks came prepared.” He also emphasized

Innovation Challenge ’13 Winners Tangible Innovations and Best in Show, $10,000 Erin Nyren-Erickson, graduate student in pharmaceutical sciences

Intangible tions, $5,000


Improving Osteointegration Emily Steil, a senior majoring in zoology Shelby Schields, a ju-

the advantage these students have by going to school in a time where resources are made available. “Back in the days, innovations were restricted to secret societies and in dormitories and laboratories,” Pinkett said, reflecting on the years when he was in school. “Now these students are lucky to have such platforms for displaying ingenuity.” Pinkett has received nior majoring in zoology Sarah Lindblom, a junior majoring in zoology Hannah Green, a junior majoring in music

Corn-based Innovations, $5,000

Corn Oncologists Dusan Petrovic, a senior majoring in chemistry Nilushni Sivapragasam, a graduate student in chemistry Darshika Amarakoon, a Dec. 2012 cereal science graduate Su Hyeon Hwang, a ju-

many awards for business and technology excellence and was also the winner of the NBC reality T.V. show, “The Apprentice.” “Entrepreneurship is not what you do; it’s in the way you think,” Pinkett said. “Everyone can be an entrepreneur, irrespective of what educational background they are from.”

nior majoring in food science and technology

People’s Award, $1,000


Midwest Best Bryce Heustis, a sophomore majoring in finance Drew Spooner, a sophomore majoring in marketing and management Anna Haugen, a sophomore majoring in accounting Information provided by University press release.

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Audacious, adult-themed ‘Avenue Q’ not a show for Grandma Jack Dura

Staff Writer

Leave the kids at home the next time “Avenue Q” comes to town. Though its ads feature the seemingly playful puppets of “Sesame Street,” it is just a façade. A façade that works wonders at getting across meaningful messages. Strewn about throughout this brash musical are slices and slivers of helpful life messages. “Help others,” “Do the right thing,” “Put others’ needs before your own” and more. This is the “Sesame Street” side of the story. Throw in sex, porn, one-night stands, drunkenness, racism and nearly every curse word imaginable, and “Avenue Q” is complete. Interesting twist, huh? But, hey, “Avenue Q” is not as crass as it sounds. It has characters as lovable as they are troubled, and a story for each one of them. Take Kate Monster, the lonely puppet-next-door who dreams of opening a school for her fellow underprivileged monsters. There is Princeton the problematic post-grad who falls for Kate Monster and endures the relationship rollercoaster. Rod and Nicky (think Bert and Ernie) are the closet homo-

sexual banker and his messy roommate. Japanese-American puppet Christmas Eve and her human fiancé Brian struggle with making ends meet while Trekkie Monster (a great breakout character; give him a spinoff!) is busy all day throwing things from his window and watching porn online. Add cabaret singer Lucy the Slut (yep, she is) and landlord Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman) and the residents of “Avenue Q” are all introduced. Before the characters are even made known, however, the songs have started. Every musical has them, or they would not be called musicals. Each song offered a skewed outlook on life, and though rather crude, the lyrics did succeed in sending their message, although “The Internet is for Porn” seemed to be more for laughs than learning. Give Trekkie Monster a pat on the head for that number. Another number, “You Can Be as Loud as the Hell You Want (When You’re Making Love)” jumped out at the audience as well. Puppets putting the piledriver on each other was as much a first experience for the characters to do as it was for the audience to see. There was a lesson in there somewhere,

though. Refrain from drinking alcohol before teaching kindergarten the next day, perhaps? Those two songs were enough proof for anyone that “Avenue Q” is clearly geared toward the collegeage demographic. Take Grandma and she would be shocked. Take the kids and there would be endless questions. Nope, “Avenue Q” is for college students by college students. Its messages were clearly meant for that spectrum of 20-somethings preparing for or already at that stage in life after college. These puppets embodied those situations, whether searching for sexuality (Rod), looking for a place to live (Nicky), dating (Kate Monster), marriage (Christmas Eve and Brian), or simply finding a purpose (Princeton). Though its songs succeeded in shocking with lyrics and, um, choreography (puppets having sex, who’d a thunk?), “Avenue Q” supplied all who saw it with some sound, real-world advice. But for help with the internet, stay away from Trekkie Monster. “Avenue Q” ran at MSUM’s Hansen Theatre from Feb. 27 to Mar. 2.

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Outrun by Kavinsky – Album Review “Smooth house tracks with a twist.” Eric Lindholm

Contributing Writer

French house artist Vincent Belorgey, better known by his alias, ‘Kavinsky’ has risen again with his first full-length album, ‘Outrun,’ which is sure to please diehard fans and newcomers alike. Many don’t know Kavinsky by name, but would probably recognize at least one of his songs. He had been something of an underground sensation in the French music scene for years, releasing three EPs to critical acclaim in the latter half of the 00’s, eventually touring with the likes of Justice and Daft Punk in 2007. He received a significant boost in popularity when his 2010 single, ‘Nightcall,’ was featured in the opening credits of ‘Drive,’ the brutal cult hit directed by Nicholas Winding Refn. ‘Nightcall’s’ 80’s-inspired synth sound

set the mood for the entire film, blending perfectly with Cliff Martinez’s musical score, which caused the audience to seek out some of Kavinsky’s previous work. Kavinsky’s music revolves around a narrative, a unique quirk in the music industry, where one-off dance tracks are the bread and butter of most artists. They follow the zombified corpse of a teenager, known only as Kavinsky, who crashed his car in 1986, rising 20 years later to seek out his former girlfriend and create electronic music. Far from being a tacked-on premise that looks good on video, the story enhances already moving songs, and paints a tragic picture of the characters’ life after the incident. I personally recommend track 1, ‘Prelude,’ as a jumping off point due to its mixture of Kavinsky’s signature synth and Daft Punk-esque electronic bass, which offers something of an overview of

the album as a whole. Newcomers may want to check out tracks 7 and 8, ‘Testarossa Overdrive’ and ‘Nightcall,’ respectively, to hear the songs that garnered Belorgey popularity previously. Devout Kavinsky followers should check out track 6, ‘Suburbia,’ which features a strong instrumental accompanied by a prominent vocal performance by American rapper ‘Havoc,’ giving the track a unique feel compared to the rest of the album. Overall, ‘Outrun’ delivers a fun electronic music experience with a very distinct, cold mood. Fans of Kavinsky’s previous work will notice several repeats from previous EPs, but they fit snugly into the album as a whole. Anyone with an interest in electronica with an 80’s influence should give this a listen. I give ‘Outrun’ by Kavinsky a nine out of 10.

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #0.1 The prologue to Marvel’s ‘Guardians’ relaunch. Steven Strom A&E Editor

With Marvel and Disney kick starting a “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie in 2014 under James Gunn, it’s no surprise that they’d want to restart the comic book series. Guardians of the Galaxy will tie in closely to the new Age of Ultron event starting this month, which is rumored to lead to the eventual death of Marvel hallmark Wolverine. With so many threads interweaving, it would be easy for a first issue to get bogged down in inaccessible comic book lore. Thankfully, Brian Michael Bendis manages to craft a fairly approachable opening to Marvel’s space opera. As you might expect from a prologue issue, this latest book doesn’t do a lot to push the overarching story forward. Instead, we mostly get a series of flashbacks concerning Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, the leader of the space-faring Guardians. Bendis hasn’t exactly broken out of his box here, weaving a tale of troubled

youth with a history of tragedy. The child in question is even named Peter, no less. What’s more interesting is the old-school, 70s sci-fi tale of Peter’s mother, Meredith, and his father, J’Son. The “man who fell from the sky and fell in love” angle isn’t exactly new to fiction, either, but it’s handled deftly here. It provides a believable (for science fiction, anyway) frame for Star-Lord’s characterization and reintroduces new readers to the character. Beyond that, the issue doesn’t do much to set up a new arc, or a prelude to Age of Ultron. We do get a glimpse of Iron Man towards the end, but Tony Stark was announced as a bit of star power for the offbeat Guardians’ new team. It might be interesting to see Stark playing second banana to the equally controlling and affable Star-Lord in the future, but we’ll have to wait for issue one before seeing any strife on that front. On the art front, Steve McNiven does a serviceable job. His characters are solid and well-defined. Unfortu-

nately, the artist almost seems bored with the mundane locales of little old Earth. He pulls his shots in very tight on the characters for the majority of the book, betraying very little background or action. However, at the issue’s start and finish, where there are more spaceships and ray guns to be sculpted, he clearly relishes his role a bit more. His design seems to borrow very heavily from the space opera video game series Mass Effect. Anything even slightly futuristic appears sculpted from interlocking plates and metal mesh. I can’t say I’m too thrilled about this new look’s effect on the Guardians’ uniforms (I miss the WWII pilots in space look) but it provides a believable, “lived-in” quality to the proceedings. Guardians of the Galaxy #0.1 is a solid, well-crafted starter to the 2013 relaunch. It won’t blow anyone away, and returning fans might be a little bored while they wait for things to lurch into motion, but those interested in a jumping on point should look no further.



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#NDSU Problems ellness ing a W nce “Watch yee bou lo p m e r ok. Cente a notebo r e v o n e his p lly have uys rea Those g b @NDSUjo a boring ” s Problem




“Where do they find these MAT Bus drivers? #NDSUProblems” @HannanAboubaker

“Think your getting a bunch of texts from a cute girl? Its probably just the NDSU announcement list #ndsuproblems”

“Literally walki ng through a construction zone to get to my fi rst two classes #NDSU problems” @curra


“I really need to get stuff done but I can’t stop reading NDSU confessions #NDSUProblems”



“Why do a sout esn’t the libr h ar Proble entrance? #N y have ms” DSU

“I didn’t even notice all the snow that came last night cuz I was too busy watching my feet trying not to slip on the ice @NDSUProblems” @bgarry24



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Bison Bits:

CAMPUS EVENTS Monday, March 4 •

Vagina Monologues, Century Theater @ 7:30PM.

Application of Computational Tools for Modeling Materials Behavior, Research 1, 148/154, 10:00AM-11:00AM Science, Religion, and Lunch, Arikara Room [MU], 12:00PM-1:00PM.

Tuesday, March 5 •

Wednesday, March 6 •

Live @ Lunch: 3 West, Lower Level [MU], 11:30AM - 1:00PM Movie: “10 Things I Hate About You”, Century Theater[MU] @ 7PM

Thursday, March 7 •

Sustainability Green Bag Series, The Gallery [MU] 12:00-1:00PM. Student Body Eletion Informational Meeting, Meinecke Boardroom [MU] @ 6:30PM.

Friday, March 8 •

Residence Halls Close for Spring Break @ 6PM.


If you could own your business what would you name it? Jordan Nelson, Fine Arts, senior and Jake Williams, advertising, senior.

Team JJ

Elly Peterson, health communication, senior.

Fancy Flowers; life is good and flowes are pretty. MATAYA ARMSTRONG | THE SPECTRUM

Leah Johnson, agriculture economics, senior.

Revenge Flowers; I deliver dead flowers to those you’ve done wrong.

Anna Dallen, social science education, sophomore.

Cheescake Universe

Bryce Pazdernik, natural resource, sophomore, and Megan Thomodson, Ag engineering, freshman.

Growing Crop Services.

The weather has finally been more inviting for students to walk to class, goodbye crispy cold face and legs!

Walking the Cold Walking to class is pretty normal for the average college student. However, walking to class in below 20-degree weather can freeze your face away and legs. Don’t you ever wonder what it’s like to be at a warmer climate college? Year round warmth sounds amazing but at the same time, the appreciation of the sun’s rays are not as great as ours. Although we do not appreciate those bitter days, spring is definitely more exciting in the north than those south folks. Hang in tight everyone, those sandals are making its way out of the closet.

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Spring break in Fargo? Make the Best of it By Stephanie Stanislao Spring break is fast approaching, and because of the excitement that surrounds this university holiday, campus is buzzing. This weeklong retreat away from all of the test taking, paper writing and countless hours spent on campus is almost here. Many students will be venturing off to far away places, others will be making a quick trip home and some will even be spending their break here in Fargo. If you’re one of the individuals who will be sticking around Fargo this spring break, you might be experiencing a little disappointment since some of your friends are quite possibly heading off to tropical places. However, that does not mean that you cannot make your time here in Fargo just as enjoyable as your friends’ island getaway. Although, it may not be as warm! Fargo-Moorhead offers many fun and exciting ways for you to spend your spring break here, and many of them don’t include breaking the bank. You could start by exploring some areas of the F-M area that you have not spent much time at. Take a walk through downtown Fargo. The downtown area is full of local shops, restaurants and galleries. You can also check out the Fargo Theater. This theater doesn’t just show popular films, but is also a historical building that was built in 1926. Stop in and look at the


theater’s art-deco architecture and take a step back in time. And, for all the NDSU Athletics enthusiasts out there, the Fargo Theater will be showing “United We Rise,” a film documenting the success the Bison football team saw, leading up to winning the FCS National Championship title in January. “United We Rise” will be shown at 7 p.m. on March 15. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at gobison. com. If you’re still craving history after exploring the Fargo Theater, the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead is sure to feed your historical appetite. The Hjemkomst Center houses the Hjemkomst Viking ship, which was sailed by the Asp family in 1982 all the way to Norway. In addition to this handcrafted boat, the Hjemkomst Center also has a full-scale replica stave church. This style of church has very strong ties to Norwegian heritage and can be seen by visitors. The Viking ship and the stave church are permanent fixtures, however, the Hjemkomst Center has various exhibits that are shown throughout the year. The center is open Monday through Sunday and admission is $7 for college students.

If history isn’t your thing, you may want to use your spring break as a time to give back to the F-M community. There are countless places in Fargo that are always looking for volunteers. You could help fill and organize shelves at the Dorothy Day Food Pantry in Moorhead, read to a resident at a nursing home in Fargo or just simply hang out with kids at Nokomis Child Care. Helping others and doing your part as a citizen of the F-M area might turn out to be a fun and rewarding experience. You may even forget about what you’re “missing out” on. Besides checking out areas of Fargo that you don’t know much about, visiting historical places in F-M and volunteering, you can also spend time catching up on tasks that have been neglected. Do that laundry you’ve been hiding in your closet. Organize your desk area. Clean out your car. You can even try to get ahead on reading or class assignments if you’re feeling ambitious! Take advantage of your time away from school in Fargo and use it to your best advantage. Whether it’s engaging in some leisurely fun around town, or getting everyday tasks accomplished, don’t spend your spring break moping. Make the best of it!

“Is It Ever Okay to Look Through a Signigicant Other’s Text Messages?’” Meghan Battest

Contributing Writer

He Said: “I do not believe it is alright to go through someone’s text messages, especially a significant other’s texts. The fact of the matter is trust. A relationship is based off of it, and without it you can’t have a successful relationship. You trust your significant other to be texting other people appropriately and to not be doing anything that would jeopardize you relationship. If you read your significant other’s texts, you probably don’t have the trust you need,” Elijah Pollesch, a freshman majoring in management communications, said. She Said: “Nope, not unless they ask you to. There can’t be love without trust; that is an extreme invasion of privacy,” Stephanie Wirz, a freshman majoring in architecture, said. It is Sunday night and you are cuddling up on the couch next to your signifi-

cant other watching the newest episode of “The Walking Dead.” During the commercial break, he or she gets up to go to the bathroom, leav-

in your relationship. On the other hand, sometimes human curiosity gets hard to ignore and looking through their phone should

“… sometimes human curiosity gets hard to ignore and looking through their phone should not be a big deal.“ ing their phone on the cushion beside you. All of a sudden, the screen lights up with a text from a number you don’t recognize; you know that you have at least two minutes to yourself. You are faced with the ultimate decision: to creep or not to creep. Your dilemma is one that countless couples encounter. One side argues that if you search through the texts, you obviously do not trust them, which is necessary for a healthy relationship. The other side claims that people in relationships should have nothing to hide, and therefore going through each other’s messages is no big deal. Here’s the lowdown: if your reason for checking through their phone is to find out if they are hiding something (or someone) from you, do not even unlock their passcode. The likelihood that they are being secretive is slim, and you will lose the other person’s trust if they ever find out, which will cause unnecessary problems

not be a big deal. Just make sure that you are okay with them creeping through your phone calls and text messages at any time. If you have a trusting relationship, neither of you should have anything to hide. While a lot of people claim that it is a sign of distrust to look through text messages no matter what the reason, if you and your significant other are truly as faithful and honest as every couple claims to be, it should not be a big deal to skim through their recent messages. But before you go snooping through their phone, get their stance on the issue first. If they are completely against the idea and you cannot change their mind at all, you will just patiently have to wait until the next commercial break to ask them about the unknown number.


National Reading Month


Feeding Your Mind by Reading Jessie Battest Staff Writer

As Sir Richard Steele once eloquently proclaimed, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Existing as a much less passive form of media, reading allows the brain to actively think and reflect while effectively utilizing both intellect and emotion. Reading provides individuals with a gateway into more than just a captivating story; it opens the door to better brain functioning and mental health. When we read a creatively-written story, various areas of our brains are stimulated apart from simply the regions of word comprehension and language interpretation. The primary olfactory cortex, for example, lit up when research participants in a 2006 Spanish study read describing words that depicted certain scents. Similar reactions occurred in respective areas of the brain after reading words that stimu-

lated one’s sense of sight, sound, taste, touch, social interaction and even physical movement. University of Toronto’s professor of cognitive psychology Keith Oatley suggests that “reading produces a vivid simulation of reality…to give readers an experience unavailable off the page: the opportunity to enter fully into other people’s thoughts and feelings.” Dr. Oatley reports that frequent readers of fiction novels “seem to be better able to understand other people, empathize with them and see the world from their perspective,” proving that scouring through the pages of your favorite romance or science fiction drama can improve your life as a social being.

Motivations to read “recreational” books:

1.Improve your attention and focus 2.Activate your imagination and positive mindset 3.Escape the mundaneness of everyday life

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Dear Honest Truth, My boyfriend and I have been dating for the past year, and we are very serious. However, I just found out that he is going on a spring break trip with a bunch of girls and a couple other guys. He’s known about this trip for more than a month now, and I literally just found out about it. Spring break is a week and a half a way. I’m not sure what to think about this. I feel like he’s been very dishonest with me, and it hurts. I guess I just don’t understand why he wouldn’t tell me about it, or even extend an invite? I also don’t understand why he is even going on a college spring break trip in the first place, when he is a college graduate. Why would he want to go party with a bunch of random strangers and leave me, his girlfriend of over a year, behind? Does he want to go hang out with other girls? Is this a hint that he doesn’t want to be with me? I’m worried, frustrated and hurt. What should I do? Sincerely, Don’t Want to be Ditched

Dear Don’t Want to be Ditched,

Your boyfriend sounds like a peach. I would be mad too. What kind of a guy wants to leave his girlfriend behind while they go on a spring break trip that is clearly not just a “guys weekend?” I think it’s very strange that he wouldn’t tell you about this trip, especially since the two of you seem to be very close. The fact that he was dishonest about it makes me question what else he might be keeping from you. We all know the sort of things that happen on college spring break trips, but that doesn’t automatically mean that your boyfriend is going to be unfaithful or would cheat on you. But, it could happen. I think it’s important for you to sit down with your man and find out exactly why he didn’t tell you. I also think that you need to find out what his intentions are for this trip. Is he intending to go on this trip simply to sit by a pool and hang out and relax, or is he going on this trip to be wild and crazy? You should also let him know how his actions have effected you, and remind him that you are not okay with dishonesty. He needs to make this up to you, and if he is unsympathetic to what you have to say, then I would probably rethink this relationship. But that’s just my opinion.

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Students and Sustainability Seeing Through the Bathroom Mirror How Does it Inform Your Education? “A Thought Less Traveled”


I wrote last week about the way environmental design students seem to stand out on campus and what makes them different. There are of course a multitude of ways, many of which, as I said last week, most students don’t realize. For example, students in architecture and landscape architecture are in five-year-

“We want to know if sustainability is as influential a principle outside of the design professions as it is inside.” long programs. We do a year of pre-professional study, with selective admission into the four-year professional program – this many people know. What they don’t know is that we have the option to graduate after four years with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design – that we don’t actually have to go for five years. But for those of us that do choose to stay for all five years, we are required to complete a thesis. Unlike other majors, our thesis is not only about researching and writing – though we do extensive research, we must also apply that research to inform a design of our own as well. I am nearing the end of my fourth year of study here at NDSU, and am beginning to consider topics for my thesis next year. I have made the rare decision to team up with an architecture student and do a joint thesis project with him, as opposed to a solo project like the majority of environmental design students choose to do. And as we sat brainstorming ideas for our thesis, we arrived at some interesting questions. As environmental design students, we talk a lot about sustainability, efficiency


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How the Media is Contorting Our Self-Image By Shannon Suehr It’s not a question that media affects young peoples’ idea of body image and how they should look in America. Teenage girls want big boobs and small waists and boys want to be strong and handsome. The pictures we see of ce-

“We shouldn’t feel pressured by the select top few beautiful people of our society to change everything about ourselves.” lebrities are definitely seen as the image we are supposed to live up to. People strain every day to fulfill impossible expectations by spending hours getting ready to go out in public and even more time in the gym. It is not a bad thing to spend time getting ready in the morning and exercise is not a bad thing, but when young people spend all of their time obsessing over trying to fit a certain mold it becomes more of an issue. When the mold causes eating disorders, or people to take their lives, it’s even more of an issue. My question is, “why?” Why do we find it so necessary to try and fit this mold?

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How can pictures of a few outrageously pretty people reduce all of our self-esteem to the point where we spend all of our time trying to mimic their outfits and make-up and workouts and body size? I think everyone likes to look good. It feels nice to dress up and be complimented on the way you did your hair that day. But why is appearance so important to us? Why don’t people compliment you on the good test grade you got last week or the fact that you’re in a good mood? It seems so ridiculous to me that the only

compliments you ever really receive are “Oh I really like your hair today,” or “That’s a nice shirt!” and everything else appearance related. I think its time people realize that, however cliché it is to say, there is more to beauty than just how well groomed your eyebrows are and how much you weigh. We shouldn’t feel pressured by the select top few beautiful people of our society to change everything about ourselves. You should feel comfortable in your body, and if you don’t you should change it because it’s something

that’s healthy for you. Health should be more of a concern than weight or image. Although I know the media has a significant impact on our body image, I really don’t think it should. I don’t even think it should be important. I think we should focus more on important things like intelligence or happiness. Shannon is a freshman majoring in business administration.

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My Foray into the World Of Vinyl JOSHUA HAIDER Spectrum Staff

A couple years ago, I really got into vinyl records for the first time. After going to a Rise Against concert and choosing a seven-inch only release, I broke out the record player my family used to listen to John Denver and Christmas albums when I was a child. I did a little research as well. Audiophiles, enthusiasts who try to get the best sound quality, like vinyl records because unlike digital files, which hold an approximation of the sound wave that holds the music, it has a full sound wave which allows the truest reproduction of what the microphone picks up in recording. Learning this and listening to my first record on my dad’s 1980-something hi-fi setup got me anxious to try more. I have been convinced ever since that while mp3s on a phone or iPod are good on the go, when you’re in the mood to take a load off at night or the end of a hard day, vinyl takes the cake. At the end of summer vacation before starting freshman year, I got some studio monitor-quality speakers and a pre-amped turntable from BestBuy. I was in business, ready to add to a small collection, which would grow rapidly. A lot of friends thought it was neat and asked me frequently about the different records in my

collection. People my parents’ age were certainly happy to see someone my age appreciating what they had grown up with. I remember stand-

“It’s a unique, almost ritualistic experience that will put you in touch with music and history all at once.” ing in an elevator with my brand-new turntable next to an elderly black woman; she looked over at me and said, “Oh boy, I haven’t seen one of those in years,” to which I responded, “Yup, but the old way is often the best!” She laughed and said, “You got it, baby!” Since then, I have bought 40 records and borrowed several that my dad hasn’t used in ages. Another benefit of getting into records is that it expands your musical tastes significantly. I have been a metalhead since junior high, but while I haven’t heard everything there is to hear, vinyl has gotten me closer. Of my dad’s ‘80s music, “The Outfield” is one of my favorite records to listen to during the summer. The best-known song is “Your Love” (“…I just wanna use your love tonight, I don’t wanna lose your love tonight…”), but the whole album is great. John Denver is classic; I have one with “Country Roads” and “Sunshine on my Shoulders,” and it reminds me of when I listened to it as a kid.

I had his copy of “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, but apparently, compared to the rest of Dad’s collection, that’s kind of like taking the One Ring, with AC/DC’s “Back in Black” being a close tie; he got me my own original pressing for my 20th birthday. Vinyls are far more unique than CDs or mp3s. The record currently on my player is the Saw VI soundtrack; it’s a transparent with red marbled in and shaped to look like a saw blade, which is made by only one presser in the world. I have a signed copy of As I Lay Dying’s “Shadows are Security” as well. The weirdest record I have is called “Dømkirke” by a drone metal band called Sunn O))). I saw it at Hot Topic (cue the jeers, to which I say “Hahaha, I know, shut the hell up”), and it looked pretty good. It has a really thick cover and sleeves because the packagers wanted to preserve the quality of the record inside, which at 180 grams is already sturdier than most. I wasn’t sure if I liked it at first. Drone metal’s core is made up of extremely low chords (think drop-A, music buffs) being played close to a speaker stack for feedback; minimal vocals and synthesizers fill it in. The whole effect is something that sounds like a nightmare, but could induce a trance at a concert. It is the kind of music that needs to be felt as well as heard, absorbed rather than listened to in order to appre-

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ciate it. This particular album was originally released only on vinyl. It is a live album of a one-off performance written on a commission from Norway’s Borealis art festival. It was played in the Bergen cathedral in 2007, appropriate since the songs were inspired by the mournful Gregorian chants of the church’s earlier years. Rumor has it that as the band played in their signature black robes with fog machines going full blaze, the sheer volume which is characteristic of drone metal rattled the church and caused plaster to fall from the ceiling. A superficial listening of the album would make one wonder why. I’ll readily admit that most people wouldn’t really like it. But when you consider the idea and occasion behind it, while listening to it on vinyl over surround speakers which fill the room with sound, when you’re willing to relax and just take it in, the whole thing starts to make sense. And only vinyl, which is more bass-heavy than CD, really does it justice. If you get the chance to wrestle your parents collection out from the closet, pick one out of the stack and give it a spin, do it. It’s a unique, almost ritualistic experience that will put you in touch with music and history all at once. Joshua is a senior majoring in sociology and philosophy.



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MENS BASKETBALL Braun’s Return Will Bison Clinch No. 3 Seed With Win at Omaha Have Huge Impact Come Tournament Time Nick Luman

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SAM HERDER Sports Editor

Taylor Braun made his return to the hardwood last Tuesday after recovering from a foot injury he suffered on Jan. 12. The Bison went 5-5 with the absence of their captain and leading scorer. When the news broke out early last week that Braun was cleared to play, Bison fans were very excited, as they should have been. Braun is a slasher, a stepback shot dagger for the Bison and his teammates benefit when he is on the court. Fans came out Tuesday night to see the return of Braun against Utah Valley. If they were expecting to see a return for the ages or to see the Braun of old, they weren’t satisfied. Braun went 0-4 and never attempted to drive to the basket. But, that’s expected from a guy who had one day of basketball before a game. “I still have a long ways to go, which I expected,” Braun said after the game. “I didn’t shoot as well as I wanted to but that’s all expected. My main goal, really, is just to get to 100 percent come tournament time.” Now that Braun has one full week of practice and one more week ahead of him, his capabilities will be much higher for The Summit League tournament. And that’s where the Bison will truly need him. Even if Braun isn’t feeling fully healthy, teams must still respect him as a main threat. That opens up Marshall Bjorklund down in the post and allows for players like TrayVonn Wright and Law-

rence Alexander to drive to the basket without as much traffic in the lane. Braun, even with a sore foot, brings that to the court for NDSU. Braun said his foot was about 70 percent. That number is sure to increase along with his stamina and comfort with the ball over the course of two weeks. Braun missed a couple of assignment on defense against Utah Valley, Phillips said, but he will get into a better groove of things, as his foot feels better. “I feel pretty good running straight up and down, jumping seems fine, but my lateral movement needs a lot of work, Braun said. ” The most important part of Braun’s game come this weekend in Sioux Falls will be his confidence. Teams may not be putting their best defender on him, but he will still be heavily focused on as a threat to score anytime with the ball in his hands. Braun can’t shy away on offense and he must prove himself as a threat. It was noticeable he didn’t want to drive and create in his first game back, but he didn’t have to. He was just out there to get back into a rhythm, “I wouldn’t say I’m fully confident,” Braun said. “Just getting out of my boot yesterday, I didn’t have the highest of expectations.” So if any fans were disappointed in what they saw Tuesday night, get rid of that concern. Braun himself wasn’t even concerned. Come tournament time, Braun will become a scoring threat fans are used to seeing. The Bison didn’t need that in there last two games of the season. They will need it when it really matters. And when it comes down to it, Braun delivers.

With Taylor Braun back in the line-up and looking healthier than he did last week, the Bison men’s basketball team cruised to an 84-57 win over NebraskaOmaha Saturday. Coming off a broken bone in his foot, Braun

scored a game-high 22 points, 13 in the first half to fuel a strong 15-2 run. Braun became the 28th player in NDSU history to reach 1,000 career points with a lay-up at the 5:17 mark in the first half. The Bison shot 57 percent overall and owned a 42-25 advantage on rebounds to further crush any momentum the Mav-

ericks gained from their three game win streak over BracketBusters week. Omaha closed the gap, scoring six straight points to come within 56-39 at the 13:49 mark of the second half, but the Bison responded with 9 points and an alley-oop TrayVonn Wright dunk. Wright finished 15 points, Marshall Bjorklund

added 18 points and Jordan Aaberg came off the bench to grab a game-high eight boards. NDSU (22-8, 12-4) clinched the No. 3 seed for the Summit League tournament and will play either Kansas City or South Dakota in the 8:30 p.m. quarterfinal game Sunday at Sioux Falls Arena.


Bison Go 2-2 on Road Corrie Dunshee

Contributing Writer

Bison softball team came away with a record of two wins and two losses at the Bulldog Invitational in Georgia. On Friday, NDSU lost to Indiana State 10-7 and Georgia 4-1. On Saturday, the Bison came back with a win against Radford University 8-0 and a win against Georgia 3-0. With the bases loaded in the second inning, Cheyenne Garcia of NDSU hit a double down the left field line to put the Bison up 3-0 against Indiana State. In the top of the fifth inning, Indiana State’s Megan Stone hit a two-run double to close their deficit 3-2. NDSU responded with three more runs in the bottom of the inning. Garcia hit a double to bring in a run, and Jenina Ortega and Alyssa

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Reina hit RBI singles. Taking advantage of three walks, two hits, and one error in the top of the sixth, Indiana State rallied back to score four runs to tie the game at 6. Jackie Stifter of the Bison started out the bottom of the sixth with a pinchhit single. Logan Moreland then got a base-hit to score a run, putting the Bison up once again 7-6. Using two errors, a hit batter, a walk, and a sacrifice bunt in their favor, Indiana State fought back again. With an RBI single, four runs were tacked on to Indiana State’s score to put them up for good 10-7. The loss against Georgia came about with runs scored in the third and fourth innings by the Bulldogs. Anna Swafford of Georgia hit a two-run home run in the third, while two more runs were scored in the fourth

from a sacrifice fly and Bison error. With two outs in the top of the seventh, the Bison tried to rally back with a leadoff single from Jenna Isbel and an RBI base hit from Amanda Grable. Menke struck out five, allowed four hits and walked two in the game. Saturday was a different story for the Bison softball team. An 8-0 shutout win against Radford marked Whitney Johnson’s second career no-hitter and the program’s 23rd overall. In five innings, Johnsons struck out six batters and walked three. Martiza Lopez-Portillo helped start things early for the Bison with an RBI double and a two-run error. Jenina Ortega hit a triple to right field with one out in the top of the third inning. Cheyenne Garcia then hit a two-run double, with Alyssa Teina and Lopez-Portillo

driving in a run to put the Bison up 7-0. The 3-0 win over Georgia, who is ranked 23rd, marks NDSU softball’s first over a nationally-ranked opponent during the regular season and third overall. In the top of the first inning, Amanda Grable started the game out right for the Bison by hitting a two-run home run to left center, making it her first home-run of the season. Alex Sobrero started out the top of the sixth with a double down the left field line for the Bison. A sacrifice bunt from Reina pushed Sobrero over to third, and Lopez-Portillo hit a single to left, bringing in Sobrero to score. Whitney Johnson struck out four and walked three against Georgia. She also came away from the weekend with shutouts No. 27 and 28.

Bison Track & Field has Big Day at Iowa State Qualifier Sam Herder Sports Editor


Two school records, one of them twice, were broken within an hour Saturday at the Iowa State Qualifier. Senior Deborah John sped to an 8.32 second time in the 60m hurdle in the prelims, beating her previous school record of 8.36 set in 2012. Just a half-hour later, junior Ashley Tingelstad blasted the 400m record, finishing it in 53.72 seconds. The previous record was 54.58 set by Olympian Tamara Brudy in 2002. John stepped back onto the track the following event and slimmed her previous record time of 8.32 down to 8.23, tying her for No. 19 in the nation this season. Senior Faith Kruchowski and sophomore Paige Stratioti both racked in

personal-best times and stand in the NDSU’s top-10 performances in the 800m. Kruchowski sits at No. 7 with her time of 2:08.23. Stratioti is right behind her at No. 8 with a time of 2:08.36. Junior Antoinette Goodman won the 200m dash in 24.04 seconds, finishing off an unbeaten indoor season in the event. Freshman Erin Teschuk placed sixth in the 800m and senior Brittany Page finished fifth in the 400m.


Senior Jesse Morrow highlighted a competitive day for the three Bison athletes, winning the pole vault after clearing 16-96.50. Travis Fitzke and Alec Espeland also competed in the Iowa State Qualifier and turned in good results, securing season-best times. Fitzke tied his indoor per-

sonal-best 800m time, finishing in fifth place with a time of 1:51.77. That ranks him at No. 9 in school history. Espeland was not far behind Fitzke, taking sixth in a season-best time of 1:51.80. Fitzke, Espeland and teammate Moses Heppner hold the three fastest times in the 800m in the Summit League this season. Junior Andy Lillejord has already secured a spot in the NCAA Indoor Championships in the heptathlon. His score of 5,685 at the Summit League Indoor Championships ranked him No. 13 in the nation. After the weekend, the top 16 performers nationally in each individual event and the top 12 relay teams will be eligible for the NCAA Indoor Championships March 8-9 in Fayetteville, Ark.

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Can The Bison Baseball Team Mirror Last Season’s Success?


South Dakota State Pummels North Dakota State Colton Pool

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South Dakota State clinched the women’s basketball regular season Summit League title earlier this season, and they showed why they’re the regular season champs on Saturday night at the Bison Sports Arena. SDSU (22-7, 14-2 Summit) was able to contain the second-half surge against NDSU (10-18, 6-10) and got the 94-70 win in what was both teams’ last game of the regular season . It was the last home game for the Bison seniors. “I couldn’t really believe what was happening,” senior guard Dani DeGagne said. “It’s been a great four years.” SDSU outperformed the Bison in almost every statistic. The most notable aspect for the Jackrabbits was their 27 bench points – the same number of points the entire Bison team scored in the first half. SDSU went on a 34-14 run in the last 10 minutes of the first half to end it 54-27. “(We) had some turnovers that turned out to be catastrophic for us that resulted in that run,” NDSU head coach Carolyn DeHoff said. “We could never stop it in those 10 minutes. You can’t do that against the best team in the (Summit) League.” However, the second half was a different story for the home team. The Bison outscored the Jackrabbits 43-40 in the last 20 minutes of the game. “We just played with more intensity and more heart,” DeGagne said. “That really helped us in the second half.” Guard Jamie Van Kirk

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Sophomore Jamie Van Kirk shoots for a point against South Dakota State last Saturday 94-70.

eight players in the scoring column. SDSU was led by Ashley Eide with 22 points and six rebounds. “We match well with South Dakota State, but they are playing well right now,” DeHoff said. “For us, it’s going to take execution on both ends of the floor for longer than 30 minutes.” This being the last regular season of the game, NDSU held senior night for the team. After the game, DeHoff held a post-game ceremony honoring the five NDSU seniors. “I have really found a

Gophers Beat Bison at Fargodome Joe Kerlin Staff Writer

Minnesota Golden Gopher’s Michael Handle hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the sixth that proved to be the game winner as the Bison stumbled in Minneapolis 4-2 last Wednesday. The Bison were quick out of the gates scoring their only two runs of the game when Kirk Kenneally hit a two-out, two-run double that scored both Tim Colwell and Blake Turbak. Kenneally starred for the Bison going 2-for-4 in the loss with the only two RBI’s

of the game for the Bison. Pitcher Parker Trewin got his first colligate start on the mound for the Bison and received a no-decision. Trewin pitched well, going five innings, striking out five, allowing five hits and surrendering two runs. Simon Anderson came in relief for Trewin and allowed the Handle go-ahead homerun in the sixth. Handle added some insurance runs for the Gopher’s in the bottom of the eighth with a two-out double that scored Kurt Schlangen.

The Bison were able to get a base runner on in the top of the ninth on a Michael Leach single. The comeback hopes were diminished after Leach was forced out at second base on a Colwell groundball to the shortstop. It was the Bison’s first trip to the Metrodome in this young 2013 baseball season, losing their second game in a row. The Bison played in a three-game series this weekend in Martin, Tenn. The first two games were postponed due to weather.

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lot of joy in what I’m doing right now,” DeHoff said. “I think it’s just because of the kids I come and work with.” After this loss, the Bison could fall anywhere between fifth and seventh in the Summit League seeding. The Summit League tournament will begin on Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D. “At this point, it really comes down to our matchup,” DeHoff said. “I like that we have a week here to prepare.”

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gave her team a spark with four 3-pointers within seven minutes after not making any in the first half. “She was shot-ready and felt it tonight,” DeHoff said. “We need that come each game.” Dani DeGagne was another standout for the Bison that was able to keep NDSU within reach. She tied a game-high 22 points, 14 of those coming in the first half. DeGagne and Van Kirk were the only ones in double-digits for NDSU. The Jackrabbits had four players in double-digits and

When NDSU made the transition to Division I, many expected there to be a grace period with little success. Eight years later, the football team is coming off back-to-back national titles, the women’s indoor track team has won six straight conference championships, the men’s basketball team has 20 wins and the softball team has made four-straight NCAA tournament appearances; so much for the difficult transition. But then there was the black sheep—baseball. Since 2005, the Bison baseball team has a record of 153-255-1. Take out last season’s 40-20 mark and that’s a winning percentage of 32.4. That’s equivalent to a major league baseball team going 55.4-106.6 or about as bad as the Houston Astros. But those days of Bison baseball are over. The Bison had their first winning record since 2004 last season and it looks like the seventh-year head coach Tod Brown has finally turned the baseball program around. The group had only won 22 games the prior season and shocked the Summit League, falling one win short of the conference championship and a bid into the NCAA tournament. “What this program has become has been huge,” junior centerfielder Tim Colwell said. “There’s guys like Zach Wentz and Max Casper who have come before us and built this program up; also what coach Brown has done with the program is huge.” Colwell and his .362 career batting average speaks for itself and if the Bison want to keep the makeover of the program moving in the right direction, he is going to need some help. Both of last year’s number two, three and five hitters

are gone from the lineup, including the starting catcher. It’s not only pivotal that some younger guys fill in for the lost offensive production, but the experienced guys will have to take on more a leadership role both in the field and in the batter’s box. “Guys are working hard to get those spots and it will be interesting to see who really steps forward and takes over,” Colwell said. With Wes Satzinger filling the void at first base, a position in the middle infield has opened up. And like what Colwell eluded to, the position is up for the taking. Through the first six games it appears that Jon Hechtner is making a strong argument to be the everyday second baseman. The freshman from Omaha went five for12 last weekend in Missouri and had .500 on-base average with a 1.000 OPS. If Hechtner can solidify the number two slot, he would fill a huge void left by Colwell’s older brother, Nick, last season. Hechtner needs to clean up with play at second base if he even wants to think about staying in the lineup. Infielders rely a lot on staying in a rhythm while playing groundballs and it isn’t surprising to see a young player like Hechtner struggle right away. Bison fans can only hope his hands develop into half of what Casper’s were last year. At any level of baseball, if you don’t have pitching, you don’t have squat (see 2012 Minnesota Twins). Good thing for fans, Colwell couldn’t stop raving about the pitching staff. And why should he with arms like John Straka and Kyle Kingsley? Straka has already taken home two Summit League Pitcher of the Week awards in this young season and something tells me he isn’t finished quite yet. It should be interesting to see how this team meshes together come May when the real fun begins.




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What are your plans for your summer break? See far off places? Earn money for school? Why not do both! Come to Dillingham Alaska and work at our shore side salmon processing plant.

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The 65th annual Agricultural Technology Exposition was held at the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering building on Saturday, February 9, 2013. The show was an overwhelming success with over 70 student participants showing 38 projects. Close to 100 guests visited the show making it one of the highest in attendance. To participate in the show, students must select, research, and present a project at the Expo. The experience is an important element to becoming a well-rounded student. It gives students an opportunity to become better acquainted with and enjoy their intended field of work and to develop communication, team work, and organizational skills which are in great demand by employers. Student projects are placed in one of six categories. They are judged on their project display, presentation, educational value of their project, and originality. Prizes are given for the top three projects in each division. Over $1,500 in scholarships are awarded. Scholarships include Best Freshman project, Senior Design, Reserve Champion, and Grand Champion. The 2013 winners can be found at PAID ADVERTISEMENT

Jobs run from mid June to the end of July or into August. Pay rate starts at $8.07/hour with overtime at $12.105 after 8 hours/day and after 40 regular hours/week. When in full swing processing shifts are approx. 16 hours/day. Room & board are provided. Laundry is done once a week! Dorm style housing has 3 to a room so bring some friends. Airfare from Seattle to Dillingham is provided. Return airfare conditional on completion of season.

For more information go to, fill out an application & specify Dillingham. Please email questions to

W NEONLINE COURSE HDFS 185: Financial Survival for College Students 2 Credits, offered online through NDSU DCE


Learn the skills and tools needed to organize and manage your finances in the real world.

Topics include:

• Developing Financial Goals • Understanding Financial Services • Managing cash and savings • Evaluating automobile and housing options • Understanding credit • Insurance • Investments • Retirement planning

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March 4, 2013 The Spectrum, NDSU